UAAP Volleyball: Ateneo recovers, stops FEU’s winning run

first_imgFILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo started its second round campaign on a high note as it stopped Far Eastern University in its tracks, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Eagles recovered from their four-set loss to De La Salle at the end of the first round and have won five of their last six games to hike their record to 5-3, the same record as the Lady Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With hot teams, Davis, Lillard hot names in MVP discussion MOST READ 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson It also helped that head coach Tai Bundit was back with the team after he went to Thailand the previous week and that Ponggay Gaston was inserted as one of the team’s libero beside Ria Lo.“Ponggay as a libero was a big factor because she has those strong arms and she can receive well,” said Madayag. “And coach Tai lifts your spirits up because you can see him cheering you on.”Maraguinot paced Ateneo’s offense with 15 points while Kat Tolentino added 11.Toni Rose Basas led FEU’s charge with 10 points as Bernadeth Pons, the fourth-leading scorer of the tournament with 16 points a game, got limited to a season-low five points.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo was firmly in control of the Lady Tamaraws in the third set holding fort throughout the majority of the match.After an 18-14 lead, the Lady Eagles allowed just three more points on the side of the Lady Tamaraws with Jhoanna Maraguinot eventually finishing off FEU with two straight kills.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCaptain Maddie Madayag said their win over FEU was a big morale-booster for them after they saw their then four-game winning streak get snapped at the hands of the Lady Spikers.“This is really a big plus to our confidence and our training really paid off because we showed how we really play,” said Madayag in Filipino. “”We just wanted to do what we normally do in training and this game really boosted our confidence.”last_img read more

Former WBC welterweight champ Victor Ortiz charged with rape

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Ventura County Sheriff’s website shows that Ortiz posted $100,000 bail and was released. He faces charges of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and forcible digital penetration when he appears in court on October 10.It could not immediately be determined whether he has an attorney.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissOrtiz held the WBC welterweight belt in 2011 before losing it to Floyd Mayweather Jr. He has a 32-6-3 record with 25 knockouts and is scheduled to face John Molina on Saturday in a 10-round bout in Ontario, California, that is scheduled to air nationally on Fox Sports 1.Ortiz has acted in movies including “The Expendables 3” and TV shows including “Ray Donovan.” He competed on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2013.  /kga In this Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, Victor Ortiz faces Luis Collazo, not seen, in a welterweight boxing bout in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Former welterweight champion Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2018. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest. (AP Photo/Julia Weeks, File)OXNARD, California — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March.Police in Oxnard said the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Heat, Spoelstra look at camp as extension of last season Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

Region 5 RDC failed to resolve impasse

first_imgRegional Councillors on both sides of the house on Thursday last made an attempt to resolve the current impasse which has been affecting Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), thus preventing it from having any meaningful meeting since the year commenced.Councillors during the last statutory meeting at the RDC OfficeThe tension at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) between the two sides is not as hostile as it was earlier in the year but the Council still cannot see eye to eye.At Thursday’s RDC meeting, Councillors admitted that their actions had not been in the best interest of the People of Region Five; and as such, a motion was moved to establish a committee to examine the situation.However, Guyana Times was told that the two sides could not come to an agreement and the RDC was once again adjourned.Acting Regional Chairman Rian PietersThe two sides are at loggerheads over the February meeting. On March 15, 2018, when the Council met, Regional Executive Officer Ovid Morrison walked out of the meeting after he tried to evict a media operative from the RDC meeting but his action was viewed as an illegal act and he failed in his bid.Morrison then staged a walkout and was followed by the coalition Councillors. After more than an hour, the then Regional Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, adjourned the meet and the People’s Progressive Party Councillors also left.After that meeting was adjourned, Morrison returned to the building and appointed a Chairman to continue the meeting.When the Councillors met for the April meeting, the minutes of the March meeting was looked at since the February minutes were already dealt with. Since then, there were no meaningful discussions between the two sides.Acting Regional Chairman, Rian Pieters told media operatives that the meeting which was convened by the REO is being deemed an illegal one.“The APNU Councillors continue to hold onto their position which is for us to examine the March minutes and refused to allow for the February minutes to be examined which are legally the last minutes of the RDC.”The acting Chairman says Councillors have been advised to attend a meeting before the next RDC in an attempt to arrive at a mutual understanding. He also noted that the substantive Chairman has contacted the Communities Ministry on the issue.“I believe that once Councillors make a decision; especially the APNU Councillors and allow good sense to prevail and for us to put the people’s business before their narrow political agenda, I am sure that we will be able to move forward.last_img read more

Miner stabbed while fighting off bandits

first_imgThirty-four-year-old Ryan Chanderban of Laing Avenue, Georgetown attempted to prevent two men from confiscating a cellphone his female friend had in her possession as they were sitting on the Georgetown Seawall on Sunday. In the process he was stabbed to his arm, and is now a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.Based on reports received, Chanderban and his female friend, a resident of Industry, East Coast Demerara, were sitting on the seawall when the two suspects, one of whom was armed with a knife, confronted them.The men demanded that the woman hand over the mobile phone she had in her hands. When she refused, one of the men dealt her a blow to her forehead, causing her to sustain injuries.Chanderban intervened, and was stabbed once to his left armpit before the bandits made good their escape on a motorcycle.Persons who were in close proximity to Chanderban reportedly contacted the Police, and the injured couple was eventually transported by ambulance to the GPHC, where the woman was treated and sent away while Chanderban was admitted a patient.Several persons who were in the area, when questioned, gave Police an account of what they had seen transpire. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

East Front Road, California Youths register wins in Pre-Emancipation football

first_imgThe community of East Ruimveldt was once again treated to a day filled with football action as the Cavaliers Sports and Tour Club and the Guyana Hemp Industries collaborated to host a Pre-Emancipation Day 5-a-side football competition.The sizeable crowd in attendance was able to witness teams like California Youths, Sparta Boss and East Front Road get a sweet taste of victory over their fellow community teams.The East Ruimveldt Community Centre Ground was the place to be as a series of upsets rolled out. The California Youths treated their supporters to a 2-nil victory against Team Texas in the Under-13 category with Brian Burnett scoring both goals for the winning side.In the Under-17 division, Sparta Boss and Team Legacy tied with two goals apiece, but the winner was decided with a late penalty from Akeem Young. Over in the Under-15 category, East Front Road defeated Alpha All-Stars by 3 goals to 2.In addressing the presentation ceremony, Guyana Hemp Industries Region 10 (Linden) Chapter Chairman Mortimer Denny urged the participants to learn more about industrial hemp owing to the fact that it can create thousands of jobs at all income levels, create new industries, boost the economy, and eradicate poverty.He further instructed the players to take their education and sports seriously so that they could gear themselves to make a meaningful contribution to the nation and the economy.last_img read more

High school girls’ basketball playoffs

first_imgTONIGHT, 7:30 SOUTHERN SECTION DIV. I-A SECOND ROUND HART (23-4) at WALNUT (20-7) Outlook: Led by Oregon-bound guard Taylor Lilley, Hart has won 11 in a row by 14 points or more. The Indians advanced to the section final in 2002, 2003 and 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Walnut has won eight in a row and 12 of 13. MacKenna Karasawa averages 15.7 points and shoots 83 percent from the free-throw line. CANYON (20-7) at WEST VALLEY of Hemet (19-5) Outlook: Canyon, led by Nikki Leon, Brittany Thomas and Princeton-bound Cheryl Stevens, has momentum after winning its first playoff game in school history, a one-point victory at second-seeded Buena of Ventura. – Gerry Gittelsonlast_img read more

Judge warns man to get help to pass driving theory test

first_imgA man has been told to try and get help to pass his driver theory test after he was caught on the road with no licence or car insurance.Brian Toland, 22, from Drim, Malin Head, was charged with driving without a licence and no insurance at Church Road, Carn, on March 1, last year. He appeared before Carndonagh District Court, where he admitted these charges and also a separate charge for failing to produce his documents.The court heard that Garda Fiona McFadden stopped Mr Toland, a father of two children, at Church Road, but he had no insurance or licence.Defence solicitor Ciaran MacLochlainn said Toland had failed his driver theory test four times and was very embarrassed that he had not passed it yet.He said his young client, a fisherman by trade, had difficulties with education. He added that Mr Toland had no previous convictions and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.Mr MacLochlainn said the Malin Head man was very anxious to get a licence and didn’t want a driving ban, adding that the car he had been stopped in cost him €500 and was seized by gardaí and destroyed.Judge Paul Kelly said there were a number of organisations out there that were designed to help people with educational difficulties pass the theory test.“There are people who are in this situation but there are organisations out there to help – he can’t be on the road without a licence,” said Judge Paul Kelly.Mr MacLochlainn said he believed these agencies weren’t well known to the general public.Judge Kelly said he would not give him a disqualification as it was his first offence. However, he fined him €250 for no insurance and took the driving without a licence charge into consideration.The remaining charges for failing to produce his documents were struck out.Judge warns man to get help to pass driving theory test was last modified: March 8th, 2017 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:courtdonegaldriving licenseJudge Paul KellyMalinTestlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – SCOIL CHOLMCILLE CLOUGHFIN GO DONEGAL MAD!

first_imgPhoto: L – R, Sandra Stewart (secretary), Ms. Niamh Crumlish (Junior Room Teacher) and Ms. Fiona Farry (principal) with new junior infants)It has been a busy couple of weeks in Scoil Cholmcille as our six new junior infants and new 5th class girl got settled in to the school for the first time.The new principal Ms. Fiona Farry also commenced her new role this month, and she knows a thing or two about football – she’s from Kerry!She has spent 17 years teaching in a wide variety of roles in a large primary school in Monaghan. She was warmly welcomed by parents and pupils alike. (Photo: L – R, Sandra Stewart (secretary), Ms. Niamh Crumlish (Junior Room Teacher) and Ms. Fiona Farry (principal) with new junior infants).Since then it has been a return to day to day school routine, but with a little extra excitement of preparing for the All- Ireland final! Bunting has been put up outside the school and students have been busy with artwork and of course learning “Jimmy’s Winning Matches”!!   COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – SCOIL CHOLMCILLE CLOUGHFIN GO DONEGAL MAD! was last modified: September 20th, 2012 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:ballindraitCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER – SCOIL CHOLMCILLE CLOUGHFIN GO DONEGAL MAD!last_img read more

MEP’S ANGER AT PLANS BY EUROPE TO KEEP ROAMING CHARGES

first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPBORDER residents hit with outrageous extra mobile phone charges may have to still pay them, an MEP has warned.The ending of roaming charges for mobile phone users which has been supported by the European Parliament and the last European Commission is being watered down by proposals to be discussed by the EU Council of Ministers this week, MEP Marian Harkin has said.Under the proposal there would be a delay to scrapping mobile phone charges until 2018 at the earliest with some transitional measures in place until then. Describing this development as a challenge to the European Parliament’s enhanced powers of co-decision Independent MEP Marian Harkin said that it represented an attempt to prioritise the needs of telecom companies rather than the EU’s mobile phone users.“We promised EU citizens that we would eliminate roaming charges by 2015 – we need to keep that promise” Marian Harkin stated.“What is coming forward from the Council of Ministers is a challenge to the European Parliament but what is coming from European Commission President Juncker is also totally unacceptable in that he stated on his appointment that it was a priority for him that mobile phone users would not have to pay roaming charges”, she said.Nothing less than the elimination of roaming charges by the end of 2015 was acceptable to the European Parliament and this would be represented very strongly to President Juncker and the Council of Ministers by her Parliamentary Group, ALDE, Independent MEP Marian Harkin concluded.  MEP’S ANGER AT PLANS BY EUROPE TO KEEP ROAMING CHARGES was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:Derrydonegalmarian harkin mepMOBILE PHONEroaming chargeslast_img read more

Eugenics Is Alive and Well

first_imgThis book by Dr Bergman covers the eugenics involvement of leading scientists(Visited 565 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Eugenics is Alive and Wellby Jerry Bergman, PhDSteve Fuller is the Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick . He appeared in the documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed arguing for the scientific status of intelligent design. As Professor Fuller wrote in his new article at The Conversation, “Eugenics has been science’s toxic brand since the end of World War II.”[1] He documents the fact that the claim ‘eugenics is dead’ is false. It just comes under a new label:Historically, eugenics was primarily embraced as part of a “progressive” political agenda across the world – not only in regions under Western imperial rule. As the excellent Oxford Handbook of the History of Eugenics demonstrates, Mexico, Iran and China have been among the most enthusiastic eugenically oriented nations without any trace of white supremacist ideology.[2]Eugenics is now called by other names, such as “designer babies” or “gene editing,” although it is more accurately called selective abortion. The fact is, the ‘new genetics’ is now very popular in the West. The goal of this new genetics is to help mankind achieve human perfection, not by killing inferior races or people as the Nazis did, but by ‘de-selection,’ which translates into killing those persons judged inferior before they are even born.For example, as a result of the rise of prenatal screening across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have, as of yet, come as close to eradicating Down syndrome and other birth defects as Iceland. Since Iceland introduced prenatal screening tests in the early 2000s, close to 100 percent of women who received a positive test for Down syndrome have terminated their pregnancy.[3] The United States is not very far behind. From 1995 to 2011 the termination rate by abortion for Down syndrome children was around 67 percent, and in 2015 in France it was 77 percent, and Denmark 98 percent. The problem is, most prenatal screening tests for Down syndrome are imperfect and a certain percent of those aborted, estimated at close to 20%, are normal. These figures most hospitals will not release for obvious reasons.As someone who has worked with Down Syndrome children, I know they are, by and large, very delightful children and adults. A friend who has a Down Syndrome child told me this child has blessed her far more than her other three children. The others moved away and married, her husband, a Jew, died from injuries he sustained as a young child in the Holocaust. In contrast, her Down Syndrome child, who is developmentally about age 12, is still with her in her middle 90’s and is the joy of her life now, and has been for decades.The Problem is Worse NowNearly 2,300 abortions of fetuses with mental and physical disabilities were carried out in the UK alone in 2010, showing it is far too easy to again be seduced down the Nazi route. The Nazi Holocaust began with killing children and adults, first those persons with severe deformities, then those with lesser deformities and, last, killing the healthy members of the so-called inferior races such as Jews, Slavs, and Romani.Dr Bergman’s book explains the rise of eugenics from Britain to America to Nazi GermanyProfessor Graeme Donald wrote “Charles Darwin (1809-1882) could never have foreseen the long-term ramifications of his published works.”[4] He added that, in the long term, the effects of Darwinism were devastating: “‘Survival of the fittest’, a phrase attributed to Darwin, was later used by tyrannical elements for justification of, among other oppressive policies, the new ‘science’ of eugenics.”[5]  This eugenics idea was based on Darwin’s work, and that of his cousin, Francis Galton (1822-1911). Galton openly used Darwin’s work as the basis for eugenics, a field he founded, whichadvocated controlled breeding in an attempt to increase the chances of desirable characteristics in offspring. Like many intellectuals, Darwin spoke before considering the repercussions. In his The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex (1882) he mused on how medical and scientific advances had meant that the weaker and less productive of our species were artificially propped up to allow them to survive and breed; a harsher environment would naturally cull such parasites.[6]Professor Donald asks the most important question: “who will decide who lives and dies, and who will set the criteria? Those who believe they are qualified to make such decisions should first watch the footage of the Holocaust as they disposed of the millions they considered genetic trash.” Remember, Donald reminds us, their abhorrent crimes were carried out a mere seventy-five years ago on European soil in the most educated nation on earth then. The eugenicists had a very noble goal in mind, just as do their modern counterparts. They wanted a big government, and to turn science into a vehicle to make the state’s role not merely as a protector of the peace, but as a promoter of the people’s welfare. And what better way was there to do this than insure that every person in the land they ruled was mentally and physically healthy?Professor Fuller ended his article by reminding us that we still must deal with “many of the great moral questions that have dogged the field, not least is what counts as ‘progressive’ and ‘regressive,’” such as is the risk level that “individuals should be allowed to bear, given the overall social impact of their decisions. But make no mistake, we are still very much within the general world-view that Galton first charted a century and a half ago.”[7] History tends to repeat itself, and some feel, in spite of our good intentions, we are on the same road the Nazis were on a century ago.[1] https://theconversation.com/progressive-eugenics-is-hardly-history-the-science-and-politics-have-just-evolved-89976[2] https://theconversation.com/progressive-eugenics-is-hardly-history-the-science-and-politics-have-just-evolved-89976[3] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/down-syndrome-iceland/[4] Graeme Donald. 2012. When the Earth Was Flat. All the Bits of Science We Got Wrong.  London. Michael O’Mara Books. p. 57.[5] Graeme. p. 57.[6] Donald, p. 38.[7] Donald, p. 38.Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles.last_img read more