Rondina sees fresh start in national team tryouts after UAAP heartbreak

first_imgView comments Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Cherry Rondina going through spiking drills during the tryouts for the Philippine National Women’s Volleyball Team Wednesday at Arellano University. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOCherry Rondina has long established herself as one of the most fun-loving players in the UAAP, but that happiness vanished when University of Santo Tomas failed to enter the Final Four for the third time in four seasons.The 21-year-old Golden Tigress was a clear picture of grief as she cried on the court of Blue Eagle Gym on Saturday when UST lost to Adamson University, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23 to finish the season with a disappointing 4-10 record.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And it took almost four days for Rondina to face the public with her trademark cheerfulness.Rondina is one of the 34 women head coach Ramil De Jesus invited for the tryouts of the Philippine National Women’s Volleyball Team.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 crownAnd on Wednesday, Rondina once more showed the happiness that made her such an endearing figure to the volleyball community.“I think this is one way of venting out my frustrations after we missed the Final Four,” said Rondina in Filipino at Arellano University. “That’s in the past, this is a new start for my volleyball career.” 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “This is a new opportunity, and I’m just showing these guys how I play.”Rondina showed up in the first day of the tryouts on April 11 but left early with UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes to attend to her commitment to the Golden Tigresses, but the 5-foot-6 outside hitter made up for lost time as she got uncorked in the two scrimmages of the second day.As if she was wearing her UST jersey, Rondina catapulted herself into several crosscourt kills and back row attacks that intimidated those who were on the other side of her net.Players like Mary Joy Baron, who scored a block on Rondina, Dawn Macandili, Kath Arado, and Cha Cruz-Behag among others were on the receiving end of Rondina’s constant energy.“I’m just happy that I’m able to showcase my limited knowledge on volleyball,” said Rondina who humbled herself. “I hope they were satisfied with my performance.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ “And I’m glad that I shared the floor with the other players and I’m just pushing myself so I can match up with them. At first I was a bit shy, but later on I just showed the real me and how I play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dy unsatisfied with performance in national team tryouts: ‘I feel I can show more’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

PVL: UP fends off pesky CSB for 3rd win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Isa Molde put up a team-high 18 points to lead the Lady Maroons, who are without the injured Diana Carlos.UP’s march in the third set was similar to what happened in the previous two with the Lady Blazers pestering the Lady Maroons until the final points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Lady Maroons held a 22-18 lead but Marites Pablo tied the set at 22 before Ayel Estrañero got called for an error that gave Benilde a 23-22 lead.Estrañero then, had another mistake when she touched the net that put Benilde up, 26-25, but that was just the precursor to Molde’s late-game heroics. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines survived a tough showing by College of St. Benilde to claim the match in three sets, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons remained in the fourth spot of the standings with a 3-2 record while the Lady Blazers are at 1-4 and are barely hanging on to their semifinals hopes.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Klarisa Abriam fired a game-high 20 points to lead the Lady Blazers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew WNBA set for wild dash to regular season finish Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Molde tied the set at 26-26 with a crosscourt kill then put UP at the 28-27 match point with another kill.“My team made very juvenile mistakes a team like UP should not be making,” said UP head coach Godfrey Okumu. “That’s why the game was long and we had many chances that if we executed quickly the game would’ve been over quicker.”“The team we played against was not an easy team and it gave other teams before a hard time. We have to accept that they’re not just here to play but they’re here to compete and win.”Molde finished things off with a service ace after Felicia Cui failed to put the ball over the net.Rookie Nicole Anne Magsarile added 10 points to UP’s cause.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Strike 3

first_imgYuka Saso displays the Philippine red-white-and-blue with pride after winning the gold medal in the women’s individual golf in the 2018 Asian Games. Musong R. Castillo/INQUIRERJAKARTA—Strange things do happen in golf.Historic ones, too.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ An equally big story was the team’s as Bianca Pagdanganan fought hard to key the Philippine comeback, also signing for a 66 as the Filipinos erased the nine-stroke deficit to total 22-under and beat South Korea by three and erstwhile leader China by four.“This is the biggest thing that has ever happened to me,” said Pagdanganan, who was in the US NCAA-winning University of Arizona team.“This is far different because we are playing for the country. Nothing can top what I am feeling right now.”Pagdanganan, who made the cut in the Marathon Classic of the Ladies Professional Golf Association after the Arizona win, also went on to bag bronze by a playoff with a 279 total. The third member of the team, LK Go, failed to count with a 73.It all boiled down to Saso as she won a battle of wits with Chinese spearhead Liu Wenbo, who had a critical error in judgement on the last hole that opened up the doors for her gold and blew China’s bid to win the team crown.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ceres next goal: Alcantara cup LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins After an uncharacteristic double bogey on the par-3 17th, Saso was two down going to the 18th tee, before Liu dumped her drive on the left fairway bunker that triggered all the trouble for her and China.It was in the way Liu played her next shot.Liu, whom Saso said is among the top 20 in Asia, tried to put her second shot as close to the green as possible, mishitting it in the process to find the large lagoon guarding the left side of the fairway leading to the green.The Chinese was on the fringe in six. And after Saso, who set up that eagle putt with a gorgeous 4-iron from 210 yards on the middle of the fairway, made the putt, Liu needed three more putts to hole out for a quadruple bogey 9 and sign for a 73.That was the six-shot swing that keyed the Philippines’ first team gold for women. The country had bagged bronze medals before, the last in 2002 with a team built around Heidi Chua.The twin triumphs more than made up for another disastrous day in other fronts for the Philippines, which now has a total of three gold medals, counting Hidiliyn Diaz’s triumph in weightlifting, and 10 bronzes as the country jumped to 15th overall at press time.Pencak silat added two more bronze medals from Jeffrey Loon and Dines Dumaan.Boxing finally registered a win as Rogen Ladon scored a 5-0 demolition of Nepal’s Prem Chaudhary in the preliminaries of men’s flyweight.Four in the eight-strong boxing contingent are already out—Joel Bacho, Nesthy Petecio, Mario Fernandez and James Palicte.In athletics, Mary Joy Tabal finished 11th in marathon, Filipino-American Kristina Knott failed to make the 100-meter finals and Aries Toledo withdrew from men’s decathlon after injuring his elbow during the pole vault warm-ups.center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Down by nine in team play and by four in the individual race going into the final round, the Philippine women’s team delivered a performance for the ages on Sunday with Yuka Saso gutsily holding on to complete a golden sweep that highlighted the country’s most productive day so far in the 18th Asian Games.“I never lost faith in myself and I never doubted this team right from the beginning (even after trailing big in the earlier rounds),” Saso told the Inquirer after signing for a six-under-par 66 highlighted by an eagle 3 on the 72nd hole from about 18 feet from the fringe at Pondok Indah Golf Club here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We are all fighters [in this team], and we all fought hard out there for the country.”The 17-year-old Saso tallied a 13-under 275 for the country’s first gold in women’s play and the first individual championship since Ramon Brobio won in 1986. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year PLAY LIST 01:09The clock strikes midnight in Dubai, ushers in the new year00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Power out to 2,200 customers

first_imgPower has been knocked out to just over 2,200 customers.The following area is without power:North of RD 269 , West of 79 ST, East of RD 275 , South of RD 246 – Advertisement -Hydro is saying they hope to have power restored by 5:30p.We will have more info shortly.last_img

Paper or plastic or what else for L.A.?

first_imgThey fill landfills, clog storm drains, litter roadways, stuff kitchen drawers and kill marine life. The plastic grocery bag has not only harmed the environment, but has become a target for state and local governments concerned about dismal recycling efforts. Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to study the issue of paper vs. plastic and whether to enact a ban on standard plastic bags, similar to a ban imposed in San Francisco. “We have an opportunity to be a leader with all the cities in the county,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said before the 4-0 vote authorizing a full review. “We have 10 million people living in this region where we have a severe problem with landfills.” Officials are concerned about the estimated 6 billion plastic grocery bags sold in Los Angeles County – of which only 1 percent are recycled. A state law authored by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, requires major supermarkets and pharmacies to accept plastic bags for recycling starting July 1. Under AB 2449, stores also must sell canvas or other reusable bags. If common plastic grocery bags are barred in unincorporated areas of the county, Los Angeles and other cities in the county could follow suit. City Councilman Ed Reyes, concerned about grocery bags littering the Los Angeles River, has dubbed them “the river’s graffiti.” His bag-ban proposal sank a few years ago, but led the city to include plastic bags in recycling. “We’re willing to consider anything if it’s going to get those plastic bags out of the river,” Reyes spokesman Tony Perez said. “It is a mess, … a stream of plastic grocery bags.” Last month, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to ban grocery bags made from petroleum-based plastic in favor of biodegradable, or compostable, models. Common plastic bags, introduced in the late 1970s and now used by nine out of 10 shoppers, never decompose. Blowing bird killers On a breeze, they can blow like kites across the landscape. In the ocean, they join the plastic debris blamed for killing more than a million marine birds and other animals each year. And in landfills, they never break down. But while common plastic bags can kill wildlife, paper bags take far more energy to produce. In addition, experts say that biodegradable bags, which require special conditions for composting, can pollute plastic recyclables. Companies that recycle plastic will not accept batches that include compostable bags made of corn or potato starch. For this reason, most say that reusing shopping bags is the ultimate bag solution. “Reuse, reuse, reuse – it’s the No. 1 way to go,” said Leslie Tamminen, legislative director for Heal the Bay, an oceans watchdog group. “That’s the best and most sustainable solution,” added John Rizzo of the Sierra Club in San Francisco. “Paper bags are better for waste, but do use trees. Composting plastic takes longer to decompose. Canvas – you can keep reusing it again and again.” Bio bags can also kill Because the Los Angeles region has no composting program like San Francisco’s, many think that a switch to biodegradable bags could hamper plastic recycling programs. If not composted, the bio bags can also kill marine life. “I think it’s completely appropriate, especially in coastal communities, to ban plastic bags … and encourage customers to use their own bags,” said Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, an environmental group based in Sacramento. With a complete ban, the common plastic bag could go the way of the old pull-tab soda cans. Grocery industry officials said they are in favor of plastic-bag reduction, but not at the expense of plastic recycling. A move to compostable bags, they say, could jeopardize the state’s grocery bag recycling program. “In general, our industry is supportive of reducing, reusing and recycling – paper or plastic,” said Peter Larkin, president of the California Grocers Association. While it costs grocers 1.3 cents for a common plastic bag, it can cost up to 9 cents for a handled paper bag and 10 cents to 30 cents per compostable bag. The county supervisors said Tuesday that they wanted a report back as quickly as possible on how a ban on plastic bags would affect recycling programs and the local economy. Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke asked that the report include potential alternatives, such as bio bags, but noted that consumers could be confused over what to do with them. “A lot of us switched to plastic bags from paper because we were concerned about the impact on trees,” she said. “It’s difficult to let people know what should be done to help the environment.” dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com (818) 713-3730160Want 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

DEELE COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE NO BETTER MENTORS THAN THEMSELVES – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgThe Transition Year and First Year students from Deele College in Raphoe spent a day in the Aura, Letterkenny as part of the TY Mentoring Programme.Team building games and activities were organised by Steven Gibson, the sports coordinator for the event. Th school would like to all staff members that helped out on the day – Orla Gallagher, PJ Gallagher,Majella Mc Cosker, Dianne Ferry, Fiona Deeney, Helen Logue and Maureen Crawford.DEELE COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE NO BETTER MENTORS THAN THEMSELVES – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 14th, 2015 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:Dele Collegedonegalmentoring programmeRaphoelast_img read more

Enna Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District VI First Team

first_imgRedshirt senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake University men’s soccer team was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 First Team, the organization announced Thursday, Nov. 8. To qualify for the Capital One Academic All-District team, a nominee must hold a cumulative 3.30 grade point average, must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.   Print Friendly Version Enna, who owns a 3.84 cumulative grade point average in the Master of Business Administration program, has started 16 games at forward. He has scored five goals and assisted on another three this season. Most recently, the redshirt senior managed a game winning goal in the second overtime period against Valpo Wednesday to advance his team into the semifinal of the MVC Tournament. Enna was selected to the 2016 CoSIDA All-District 6 First Team.last_img read more

Waiswa on target as Cranes draw with El Gaish

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes team that started against El Gaish (FUFA Photo)Buildup GameEl Gaish 1-1 Uganda CranesGehaz El Reyad Stadium, CairoWednesday, 20-03-2019The Uganda Cranes were held to a 1-1 draw by Egyptian top tier side El Gaish on Wednesday.Out of favour Vipers midfielder, Moses Waiswa scored the Cranes only goal of the game in the first half before El Gaish equalized later on.Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre made several changes to the team that usually starts, handing game time to goal keeper Rober Odongokara, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde and KCCA FC Captain Timothy Awanyi.However, it was Waiswa, a player who has had spells on the bench for his club Vipers this season, who came up with the goods on 15 minutes, putting the Cranes ahead.Despite controlling the majority of the first half, Desabre’s side could not add onto their lead and went to the break with a slender 1-0 advantage.In and at the start of the second half, wholesale changes were made to the team but they could not hold onto their lead as they conceded a 79th minutes equalizer to draw 1-1 in the end.This was the Cranes second build up game in four days having defeated Kampala Select 4-0 at Lugogo on Saturday.The team will continue training on Thursday ahead of their last Group L AFCON qualifier away to Tanzania on Sunday.Uganda has already qualified for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt having gathered 13 points from their first 5 games.For Tanzania, they will have to defeat Uganda and pray that Lesotho don’t pick maximum points against Cape Verde in the other game.The Uganda Cranes Starting XI against El Gaish on Wednesday.Robert Ondongkara (GK), Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Emmanuel Okwi (c), Moses Waiswa, Allan Kyambadde, Patrick Kaddu, Timothy Awany.Substitutes:Jamal Magola (GK), Sadam Juma, Allan Okello, Muhammad Shaban, Joseph Ochaya, Edrisa Lubega, Kirizestom Ntambi, Milton Karisa, Halid Lwaliwa, Hassan Wasswa.The Cranes Squad preparing for the the game against Tanzania:Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Magoola (Al Hilal, South), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia).Defenders: Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Timothy Awany (KCCA, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Geofrey Walusimbi (Free Agent), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Kirizestom Ntambi (Ethiopian Coffee), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania).Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchhill brothers, India), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Free Agent), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF, Denmark).Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA,Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco), Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco)Comments Tags: AFCON 2019 qualifiersEl Gaishmoses waiswatopUganda Craneslast_img read more

Call for new council to live-stream meetings

first_imgA Donegal county councillor has said that the new council term is a great opportunity to start live streaming meetings to the public.Glenties Cllr Micheal Chlom Mac Giolla Easbuig has long advocated for webcasting of council meetings.This June, as local and county council meetings resume, Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is aiming to start a process of getting meetings streamed live in the interests of transparency and community involvement in council business. “It would encourage people to go online and view what is being said (and what is not being said),” Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said.“Our neighbouring council in Derry / Strabane already use this technology and people in that area can see the debates live on their computer.“This move would, I believe, benefit the democratic process as constituents can check on what their representatives say and how they vote.”Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is urging members of the public who would like to see council live-streams to get in touch with their representatives and ask them to raise the idea at meetings. “And ask them also to confirm to you by email that they have raised the question at the council meeting,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig added.“It is time for the council to embrace the technology that is available to them and make the council more accountable and transparent.”Call for new council to live-stream meetings was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Raiders vs. Dolphins preview: 5 questions with opposing beat writer

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Checking in on the 2-0 Miami Dolphins with veteran beat writer Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who agreed to answer five questions about the Raiders’ opponent heading in to Sunday’s Week 3 game:1. After outlasting Tennessee in a lightning delay and beating the Jets, what’s is the defining characteristic about the Dolphins through two games?Salguero: The Dolphins are getting better offensive line play. Ryan Tannehill is …last_img