Vicente sets ‘humble’ goals for women’s volleyball team in SEA Games

first_imgMalacañang open to creating Taal Commission End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend To prepare his team for the SEA Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place in the Philippines in August, Vicente and crew will travel to Japan to hold a training camp.The team will leave in late July for Japan and return to the country in August, and Vicente said they hope to improve their speed while abroad.“They have to gain the speed, because it’s ideal for the team to be fast-paced while on the court,” said Vicente. “We have the height, we have the skills, but we need to boost our speed.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m just being humble, I don’t want to say we’ll win gold, silver, or bronze, I’m just being conservative.”The Philippines is grouped with hosts Malaysia and 2015 silver medalists Vietnam.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’Vicente added they have the tools to matchup against the host team, they just have to avoid being overconfident.“This team can win against Malaysia, as long as they don’t get too confident against the Malaysians,” said Vicente. “We just need the killer instinct.” IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaNational team head coach Francis Vicente is refusing to set lofty expectations for his squad for the upcoming 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“We have a chance; I’m not saying what place, but we have a chance,” said Vicente in Filipino during the team’s media day at Arellano School of Law on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleetlast_img read more

Aiming Left But Shooting Right

first_img“Aiming Left But Shooting Right” is an old but popular saying which is used to describe an individual who professes to be working towards an objective but yet at the same time taking actions that tend to undermine the achievement of his set objectives. It draws strong parallels to another English expression “working at cross purposes”.Working at cross purposes as defined by the Collins Dictionary says: “having or acting under a misunderstanding as to each other purposes”. This newspaper’s attention is drawn by a Senate Resolution of January 24, 2019 inviting the Minister of Finance and the President of the University of Liberia to provide clarity on the sustainability of President Weah’s recent pronouncement of tuition –free education at the various high schools and Universities around the country.According to Grand Bassa Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, she has grave concerns about the sustainability of the scheme since according to her there is no money provided in the budget to underwrite the entire exercise. And this is a growing problem which must be underscored, a problem anchored in the obsequious behavior of governing who too often try to paper over the widening disconnect between policy pronouncements and concrete policy action.Already this newspaper is receiving alarming reports that WATSAN conditions at the various campuses of the University of Liberia continue to deteriorate by the day. Administrators complain that the money realized from registration and other fees prior to the free tuition policy announcement went a long way in addressing felt needs at the University of Liberia.From the look of things, the implications of a free tuition policy announced by President Weah appeared not to have been given adequate consideration, yet UL officials hailed the announcement not knowing from whence would come the funds required to underwrite such an undertaking.This newspaper is therefore constrained to question whether and how many of President Weah’s officials can look him in the eye and tell him the truth that there is no money in the budget to fund the free tuition program. As Senator Karnga-Lawrence noted,  “Given the fact that there is no provision in the national budget to support the President’s free tuition policy, I am kindly seeking the indulgence of plenary to invite the ministers of Finance and Education and the President of the University of Liberia to present a free education plan and explain to us the sustainability strategy for this ‘free tuition program,” Sen. Lawrence’s communication said.Looking back on the President’s pronouncement and given the current realities of the national budget, the public is left wondering just how the government is going to actualize tis policy. Given the look of things, it appears more likely than not that the failure of the government to deliver on this promise could spark student protests across the country.Looking back this newspaper recalls President Weah’s promise that Government was going to work out the necessary modalities for the actualization of his pledge. It is not clear at this stage to what extent the modalities have been worked out for the implementation of the tuition-free policy across the country.It is also unclear just what explanations would the UL authorities provide to the Senate. But it is expected that the UL authorities will speak on behalf of the University of Liberia only, which is currently the nation’s largest institution of higher learning.This newspaper must again warn officials of the President that they are not helping his case when they, out of sheer sycophancy, fail to properly advise him. His officials for example must have known that the President’s decision to introduce a tuition-free policy, though a laudable idea, was fraught with implications for failure simply because the money is simply not there.And this is what the President’s officials are not telling him. This means they are setting him up to fail. This is a message that the Baghdad Bobs of Liberia need to underscore to their revered leader. But they will instead await the slightest opportunity to put a spin on every official misstep. And when that fails, the media becomes the perennial scapegoat, and of course, opposition politicians.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dean urges unification

first_img“What \ want to know is what you think about the stuff that worries them, that’s confusing them, and that gets them passionate,” Dean added. “The Bush people rely on us to be chicken to talk about the tough issues.” Another prescription for victory Dean suggested was to become a more sensitive and inclusive party, reaching out to groups often ignored by Democratic vote-seekers, such as evangelical Christians. He contrasted this approach with the “divisive” tactics of Republicans. “Bush and Rove find out what makes people angry, Dean said. “And then they go pick on those things and divide us.” “We ought to be in the business of bringing people together,” he said. “They’re in the business of driving people apart, and it makes people uncomfortable.” Dean said Democrats have a lot of work ahead of them in order to take back the White House and maintain control of Congress, and he urged people to begin now. “The election of 2008 is going to be won in 2007,” he said. “It’s who gets prepared early, and we need to do that.” “The fact is, we didn’t win the last election, George Bush lost it,” warned Dean. “We only got hired because they wanted to get rid of the other guy. We’re here on probation.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2105160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A more proactive and fearless strategy is what’s needed to propel Democrats to victory in 2008, Democratic National Committee Chairman and former presidential candidate Howard Dean told local Democratic party members at an intimate meeting Saturday. Dean spoke to a group of about 60 Democrats at the El Rodeo Nightclub and Restaurant, including Montebello Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid, city council members from local communities, and representatives from groups such as the Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition, the Monterey Park Democratic Society, the Mark Twain Democratic Club and Democracy for America. Dean encouraged fellow Democrats to take a more aggressive role when campaigning. “The problem with the Democrats is that we run away from controversial issues,” he said, “and that turned out to be a big mistake.” last_img read more

Wife-for-sale ad pulled off Web site

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The government has ordered an Internet auction site to remove an advertisement in which a Brazilian man offered to sell his wife for about $50. The Secretariat of Public Policies for Women announced late Friday it had ordered Mercado Livre, partially owned by eBay Inc., to remove the ad and warned it was violating a law banning the offer or sale of “human organs, people, blood, bones or skin.” The advertisement was no longer visible on the site Saturday. It was posted by a man who gave his name as Breno and said: “I sell my wife for reasons I prefer to keep short … I really need the money.” He described his wife physically and listed her qualities as a homemaker and companion. He reportedly said she was 35 and “worth her weight in gold.” The Estado news agency said it wasn’t clear if the ad was meant as a joke.last_img read more

Congress can put bridle on president to stop an Iran war

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It reflects conclusions reached by the War Powers Initiative of the Constitution Project. That nonpartisan organization’s 2005 study notes that Congress’ appropriation power augments the requirement of advance authorization by Congress before the nation goes to war. It enables Congress to stop the use of force by cutting off its funding. That check is augmented by the Anti-Deficiency Act, which prohibits any expenditure or obligation of funds not appropriated by Congress, and by legislation that criminalizes violations of the act. All this refutes Rudy Giuliani’s recent suggestion that the president might have “the inherent authority to support the troops” even if funding were cut off. Besides, American history is replete with examples of Congress restraining executive warmaking. (See “Congress at War,” a book by Charles A. Stevenson.) Congress has forbidden: Sending draftees outside this hemisphere (1940-41); introduction of combat troops into Laos or Thailand (1969); reintroduction of troops into Cambodia (1970); combat operations in Southeast Asia (1973); military operations in Angola (1976); use of force in Lebanon other than for self-defense (1983); military activities in Nicaragua (1980s). Americans are wondering, with the lassitude of uninvolved spectators, whether the president will initiate a war with Iran. Some Democratic presidential candidates worry, or purport to, that he might claim an authorization for war in a Senate resolution labeling an Iranian Revolutionary Guard unit a terrorist organization. Some Democratic representatives oppose the president’s request for $88 million to equip B-2 stealth bombers to carry huge “bunker-buster” bombs, hoping to thereby impede a presidential decision to attack Iran’s hardened nuclear facilities. While legislators try to leash a president by tinkering with a weapon, they’re ignoring a sufficient leash – the Constitution. They are derelict in their sworn duty to uphold it. Regarding the most momentous thing government does, make war, the constitutional system of checks and balances is broken. Congress can, however, put the Constitution’s bridle back on the presidency. Congress can end unfettered executive warmaking by deciding to. That might not require, but would be facilitated by, enacting the Constitutional War Powers Resolution. Introduced last week by Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, it technically amends, but essentially would supplant, the existing War Powers Resolution, which has been a nullity ever since it was passed in 1973 over President Nixon’s veto. Jones’ measure is designed to ensure that deciding to go to war is, as the Founders insisted it be, a “collective judgment.” It would prohibit presidents from initiating military actions except to repel or retaliate for sudden attacks on America or American troops abroad, or to protect and evacuate U.S. citizens abroad. It would provide for expedited judicial review to enforce compliance with the resolution, and permit the use of federal funds only for military actions taken in compliance with the resolution. For today’s Democrats, resistance to unilateral presidential warmaking reflects not principled constitutionalism but petulance about the current president. Unless and until Congress stops prattling about presidential “usurpation” of power and asserts its own, it will remain derelict regarding its duty of mutual participation in warmaking. And it will merit its current marginalization. George Will is a Washington Post columnist (send e-mail to 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

Spurs legend thankful for ‘second chance’ after being dead for eight minutes

first_imgDavid Ginola believes he has been given a ‘second chance’ and admitted he wonders why he survived a huge heart attack in 2016.The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United attacker was playing a charity game in 2016 in France when, after scoring a goal, he collapsed face first onto the turf. gameday cracker Ginola required a quadruple bypass to save his life 4 “We need to improve that. We need to inform people. It could save hundreds, thousands, millions of lives.”Despite admitting to socially drinking and enjoying a few cigarettes, Ginola was relatively healthy when the incident took place. Such was the magnitude of the attack, the once flying winger was technically dead for eight minutes.“My heart stopped for eight minutes at least. There was no pulse. I was dead. Then the air ambulance arrived and they hooked me up to a defibrillator.“They sent three electric shocks to my chest and when the third didn’t work they started to lose hope. SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 4 4 He also became a cult hero at Spurs soon after The former Spurs winger poses with officials during a demonstration of life-saving techniques for the launch of a campaign to spread awarenessWhen asked how he felt two years on from his own experience, Ginola told Sky Sports: “Completely fine? No. After that, the main thing that stays in your mind, psychologically, is why you are still there.“Surgeon saying ‘well, nine people out of ten will come out of the hospital dead’, so why are you still there. Why does life give you a second chance? All of those questions are massive every day.“You find yourself in a position where you try to understand why you are still there. Maybe you are on a mission to make people understand the importance of how to perform CPR.“Many few people know how to do it. If you ask 100 people, maybe 10, 20 will know how to do it. “But my friends told them, ‘Do not give up, David is fighting hard.’ Somehow they could see that my body was fighting to stay alive.“After the fourth my heart started again. The ambulance worker turned to my friends and said, ‘I have a pulse.’ Everyone started cheering and crying.” scrap latest 4 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed Most Popular Football Stories BEST OF The French forward terrorised defenders at Newcastle Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade He swallowed his tongue and had stopped breathing, leaving him clinically dead until paramedics arrived with a defibrillator. Surgeons needed to perform a quadruple bypass to save his life.Were it not for the care and attention he received from his friends and speedy paramedics, the 51-year-old could have died.In order to help save lives and educate people, the former France international wants to spread the importance of learning CPR.last_img read more

Cross Country Prepared To Race At NCAA Midwest Regional

first_img Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to appear at the annual NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 11 in Iowa City, Iowa. Story Links Midwest Regional Central Junior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) leads Drake’s woman’s team in the Regional meet. Cofer recently finished 28th at the MVC Championship in the 5-kilometer course. For the bulk of the women’s team, this will be their first NCAA Regional competition as Cofer has helped lead a roster that features seven underclassmen. Last year at the NCAA Regionals, Cofer was the fifth Bulldog across the finish line on a veteran-laden team.  Drake senior, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has led the men’s team this season and recently won the 2016 MVC Championships. With the conference title, Fischer became the 13th Bulldog to become an MVC Cross Country Champion and earned the MVC Elite 18 award. Last year, Fischer finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in the men’s 10-kilometer event with a time of 24:31.8. The Midwest Regionals, along with other regional championships conducted throughout the country, will determine which teams athletes will qualify to compete in the NCAA Championships set to take place in Terre Haute, Ind., next weekend. The top two teams from each region and top four individuals not on qualifying teams from each region will advance to the NCAA Championships.The women’s 6k is set to begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s 10k race following at noon as the Ashton Cross Country Course. The race will be the first 10k of the season for the Drake men’s team. With nine states making up the Midwest Region, Drake will see plenty of competition and a deep field vying for a potential spot in the NCAA field. last_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal Pen boys with Ramona from Dragon’s Den.Donegal Pens brothers Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey have broken into the French market with their handmade wooden pens.The Loughanure lads featured on French TV this week as part of a series on the ARTE network about Ireland.The series was recorded two years ago and featured in the past on German TV but was sold on by the makers to a French channel. Orders for the hand crafted pens have been flying in since the French screening earlier this week and the boys are “flat out” dealing with the orders.“We didn’t actually know it was going to be screened in France until the orders started coming in. One customer emailed to say he’d seem us on French TV. It’s been hectic all week but the timing is good as we are on holidays from school at the minute,” said Conor.They have also been contacted by a number of French retailers looking to stock their products. The boys already have three outlets in Germany and in excess of thirty shops in Ireland stocking their pens.  C’EST BON! THE DONEGAL PEN BOYS WRITE A NEW CHAPTER IN FRANCE! was last modified: April 23rd, 2014 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) Tags:DONEGAL PENSfrancelast_img read more


first_imgA FINTOWN man found “swinging off bars” on Letterkenny main street after a night on the drink was arrested after declining two Garda requests for him to move on.John Quinn, from Daraghan Beag, was causing havoc in the early hours of March 1 last, roaring and shouting abuse at people.Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said the 22-year-old rarely drank and on this occasion had too much. Quinn, he said, had gone out for the night “and didn’t do a very good job of it.”Garda Sean McGarry said Quinn was likely do himself more harm than anyone else. His memory of events were limited.Quinn admitted being drunk and disorderly and failing to follow the directions of a Garda. He was fined €200.FINE FOR FINTOWN MAN ‘SWINGING OFF BARS’ ON NIGHT OUT was last modified: June 19th, 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:courtdisorderly behaviourFintownJohn Quinnlast_img read more

ENT, sleep and snoring solutions offered at North West Independent Hospital

first_imgDonegal people seeking ear, nose and throat treatments – from Tonsillitis to Swimmer’s Ear to snoring – can avail of specialist care are the  North West Independent Hospital, Co. Derry.Ear, Nose and Throat Services at North West Independent HospitalOur ENT specialists have years of experience in treating a multitude of conditions affecting these organs. We will give you personal and professional diagnosis and treatment to relieve you of any conditions that cause discomfort or pain.We take great pride in our range of treatments and are confident that we have the right treatment for you. You may need to visit our ENT specialists if you are suffering from any of the following conditions: Adenoid ProblemsEar ProblemsGlue EarNasal AllergyNasal PolypsNeck LumpsObstructive Sleep ApnoeaRhinitisSinus ProblemsTinnitusThyroid DiseaseTonsillitisTongue TieWe can facilitate a wide range of surgeries and treatments, including:-AdenoidectomyOtoplastyTympanoplastyGrommetsFunctional Endoscopic Sinus SurgerySeptoplastyTonsillectomyParotidectomyWhen to see an ENT SpecialistWith so many conditions that can affect the ear, nose and throat, an ENT specialist really is the best person to see when you have any of the conditions above. At the North West Independent Hospital, we have years of experience in treating these conditions, and recommend that you get in touch if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms or problems: Conditions of the ear – You may need to get in touch with our team if you are suffering from an ear disorder such as loss of balance, an ear infection, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), or any pain in the inner ear.Conditions of the nose – If you are experiencing any problems with your nose including your sinuses or nasal cavity, our ENT specialists are on hand to assist. These problems can affect your sense of taste, smell and your breathing.Conditions of the throat – A sore throat can sometimes point to a more serious problem, especially if your sore throat is persistent or gives you pain when eating, talking or swallowing. Our consultants work with patients every day, diagnosing and treating common throat problems.Conditions affecting the head and neck – In addition to traditional ENT problems, our specialists also have experience in treating trauma, deformities of the head, face and neck and tumours. We can perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgery to improve these areas, and any problems that could be affecting smell, sight, speech and facial movement.Obstructive sleep apnoea – You may not be aware that you have this condition, but if your partner has noticed a problem with your breathing during the night, you often wake with a start, or you wake feeling very tired, you could be suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. The good news is that we can arrange sleep studies and treatments that will allow us to recommend the best course of treatment and help control your condition.Is a good night’s sleep is just a distant dream for you because of breathing problems? A lot of issues can rob us of a proper, refreshing, rejuvenating sleep and can lead to crushing fatigue during the day. The private North West Independent Hospital in Ballykelly, Co. Derry is a leading provider of solutions to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and ENT treatments.Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is a relatively common condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, interrupting normal breathing. This may lead to regularly interrupted sleep, which can have a big impact on quality of life.Consultants at NWIH have now opened a sleep and snoring studies clinic to address your individual sleep issues. Just a short drive away from Donegal, the hospital’s ENT or Respiratory specialists are there to help you take the next step towards a sound night’s sleep.North West Independent Hospital BallykellySpeak to us today to find out more about our ENT treatments.To book a consultation or for more information, contact the North West Independent Hospital on 048 777 63090 or visit further queries contact 048 777 23504 and for appointments e-mail: West Independent Hospital Church Hill House, Ballykelly BT49 9HSSponsored PostENT, sleep and snoring solutions offered at North West Independent Hospital was last modified: November 16th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:entNorth West Independent Hospitalnwihsnoringlast_img read more