Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES The Lady Eagles, who will play minus star setter Jia Morado and key spiker Michelle Morente, kick off their bid versus Jose Rizal University at 6:30 p.m. at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Morado opted to forego her final playing year, while Morente also left Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutArellano and St. Benilde clash in the other women’s game featuring two NCAA champions at 4 p.m.Jovielyn Prado banners the Lady Chiefs, who bagged the NCAA crown last season after dethroning the Lady Blazers in the Final Four. After losing two vital cogs, Ateneo hopes it still has enough tools for a title run as the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference gets going Saturday.“Like any other team, our goal is to win the championship,” said new Ateneo team captain Bea De Leon. “We’ll just do our best every game.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Mangulabnan, Mauricio out to pad bike leads SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Joining St. Benilde and Arellano in Group are University of the Philippines, Technological Institute of the Philippines, San Beda and Adamson.The top two teams in each group after the single-round eliminations will advance to the crossover Final Four. The finalists will battle in a best-of-three series. —JASMINE W. PAYO Regine Arocha, who saw action for the Power Smashers in the recent PVL Reinforced and Open Conferences, also hopes to beef up the Lady Chiefs’ bid along with Andrea Marzan, Anne Esguerra, Rhea Ramirez, Necole Ebuen and libero Faye Flores.Leading the Lady Blazers’ charge are Marites Pablo, Angela Enginco, Diane Ventura, Chelsie Umali, Ranya Musa and setter Pauline Cardiente.The tournament also serves as a collegiate preseason build up for the 12 women’s teams and 10 men’s squads.La Salle and St. Benilde open men’s action at 10 a.m., followed by the 1 p.m. match between University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas.Ateneo and JRU lead Group A that also includes National University, the winner of the last two collegiate V-League titles. San Sebastian, Lyceum and Far Eastern University round out the group.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Fajardo was an integral part of La Salle’s three championships from Seasons 75 through 79, a span of time when they faced Ateneo for five straight years.Dy, who was the Season 78 Finals MVP, echoed Baron’s statements that filling in for the role Fajardo left will require not just one person.“We handle things differently, let’s say this person is more vocal, and this one leads by example,” said Dy in Filipino. “I think that’s something good that we’re not all the same. We have our own strengths, and we have different ways to lead.”“And now that we’re the seniors, when we’re on the court we should be the last ones to give up especially now that a lot of the players on the team are young,” added Dy.Macandili, La Salle’s defensive dynamo, added that Fajardo’s departure isn’t just a positional vacancy.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next “It’s not just a setter that was gone, but a leader,” said Macandili in Filipino. “So us seniors we’re trying to be as good as a leader as Ate Kim. Right now we’re all helping each other out to guide our younger teammates.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH For the better part of her five-year stay in La Salle, Kim Fajardo was one of the team’s undisputed leaders not only on the matted floor but also off of it.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Amid Ginebra’s injury woes, Cone expects more from Ferrer, Mariano And now that the wily setter has left the Lady Spikers’ camp, it’s up to the remaining seniors to fill in the void Fajardo left.Season 79 MVP Mary Joy Baron is aware of Fajardo’s importance in the team, but she’s confident that, together with Kim Kianna Dy and Dawn Macandili, the team’s senior players are capable of guiding the team in Season 80.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Of course this will be a big adjustment for us since Ate Kim is no longer with us,” said Baron in Filipino. “Although I think we can still compensate for her absence.”“I think the leadership role will fall to me, Kianna [Dy], Dawn [Macandili] and Des [Cheng] because we’re the seniors in the team.” View comments
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Jhoanna Maraguinot had 13 points for Ateneo while Tolentino added 11. La Salle almost let go of a six-point lead late in the fourth period after Ateneo captain Maddie Madayag cut the margin to two, 21-19 off a dump that landed in front of the Lady Spikers’ defensive line.The Lady Spikers, though, hung on when Tiamzon dumped the ball for La Salle’s 23-19 lead then Kianna Dy followed it up a solid block on Kat Tolentino to put the defending champions at the 24-19 match point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter Desiree Cheng sent the ball too far in her service, 24-20, Jules Samonte ironically followed it up with her own service error that awarded the victory to the Lady Spikers.La Salle’s victory, however, could’ve happened as early as the third set when it came back from a 21-11 hole and took a 24-22 lead. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Madayag and Tolentino, however, gutted it out for Ateneo to force the fourth set.After he called his team a “barangay level club,” La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus commended how his players put up a fight befit of a defending champion.“The determination to win is at the UAAP level but their play was like a roller coaster because they will get the lead but they will throw it away, or when they were down big they will come back,” said De Jesus. “They lack the end game finishing capability.”Dy finished with a game-high 21 points to lead La Salle while Tin Tiamzon added 13.Desiree Cheng pitched in 11 points for the Lady Spikers while Mary Joy Baron and Aduke Ogunsanya had 10 points apiece for La salle’s cause.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ LATEST STORIES La Salle Green Archers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAmid the ballyhoo surrounding the finals rematch, De La Salle continued its mastery over Ateneo with a 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20 win Saturday in their first meeting this the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.The defending champions bounced back from their shock loss to Adamson and ended the first round on a high note, tied Far Eastern U at the second spot with a 5-2 record, while the Lady Eagles had their streak snapped and settled for third with a 4-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSL: Resurgent Cocolife makes it 3 in a row, dumps Foton
View comments LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng is resigned to the fact that there’s little to no chance of him making it to the national team with the lineups already submitted to the respective tournament organizers.But that won’t stop him for extending help to Gilas Pilipinas as he joined the Friday afternoon practices at Meralco Gym.ADVERTISEMENT “I still have school and I’m finishing my degree. I have a full load, so it’s thesis, I have classes, and I also have an OJT which is project-based,” he shared.Teng is also suiting up for Flying V in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, where his team is still undefeated through four games.But the 23-year-old forward said that he will show up when his loaded schedule permits as he hopes to practice with his contemporaries like Kiefer Ravena and Ray Parks.“I’m just happy that I was able to practice with them. I’m looking forward to learning from these guys and the coaching staff,” he said. “If I can help Gilas in my small little way, I’m already happy with that.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bulls waive veteran point guard Rajon Rondo What ‘missteps’? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “I’m just here. Whenever I’m free, I’ll go here to help the team out,” he said.Chot Reyes lauded Teng for lending a helping hand for the national team, which he also believes will be a huge help for the former Green Archer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Being here would be beneficial for him. To be able to play with this kind of competition would be of great help to him,” the mentor said.Teng didn’t promise anything when it comes to his attendance to the national team practices. He’s currently on his final term on his business management course in La Salle and is set to graduate on October.
India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi advanced to the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the US Open with an upset win over second seeded Canadian-Serbian pair of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic here.Indo-Zimbabwean pair of Leander Paes and Cara Black also advanced to the last-eight stage of the tournament in the mixed doubles event.The 16th seeded Indo-Pak pair of Bopanna and Qureshi streamrolled their opponents 6-3 6-4 in a one-sided pre-quarterfinal clash at Flushing Meadows here.Both Bopanna and Qureshi were on song with their trademark aggressive serves and precision forehands as the duo demolised the Grand Slam contenders in straight sets.They will next face the daunting South African-Belgian pair of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman, who reached the semi-finals of the French Open and Wimbledon this year.This will be the second consecutive appearance at a Grand Slam quarter-final for the Indo-Pak pair who made it to the final eight at the Wimbledon.”They are formidable opponents, but they have had a relatively easier draw, the draws have been tougher on us so we are ready, prepared and focused on the task at hand,” said a determined Bopanna.Bopanna and Qureshi had a phenomenal 2010 season, with stellar performances at Wimbledon, besides winning an ATP Tour Title, reaching the finals of three others and picking up a Challenger Series Title along the way.In the second round of the mixed doubles event, second seeded Paes and Black lived up to their billings, defeating unseeded Estonia-Swedish pair of Kaia Kanepi and Robert Lindstedt 6-1 6-4.advertisementThey will next meet Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Mark Knowles of Bahrain in the third round of the last Grand Slam event of the year.
Facing embarrassment over mosquito breeding sites around Commonwealth Games Village, Delhi Government on Friday sought assistance from National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to fight the mosquito menace in its vicinity.Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia, chairing a high-level meeting, also directed MCD to form 100 teams to spray mosquito repellent around two km area surrounding the Games Village.She said each MCD team will be assisted by a group of three trained personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), which works under the National Disaster Management Authority. NDRF is a multi-disciplinary, multi-skilled force to deal with all types of disasters.An NDRF official said the force will only assist the MCD and civil administration in destroying the mosquito breeding sites in and around the Games village. “We are deploying 100 to 150 personnel. We will also provide boats so that MCD teams can carry out the operation,” he said.Over 20 participating nations have sought information from the Games Organising Committee about the dengue outbreak in the city and steps being taken to combat it before the mega sporting event that begins in 22 days.A joint team comprising officials from MCD and Delhi Government are working in the Games village to drain out the accumulated water so that the area does not become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.The Games Village is surrounded by pools of water from three sides, making it conducive for mosquito breeding.The cases of the vector-borne disease has reached 1,652 in the capital this season and the civic bodies are blaming incessant rains and stagnation of water at Games construction sites for the rapid increase in dengue cases.advertisementOfficials said fire tenders and boats will also be deployed so that teams could reach the sites and spray anti-larval chemicals.Aggressive spraying of repellent will be carried out in pools of water accumulated in the eastern, western and southern sites of the Commonwealth Village, they said.Asking all the departments concerned to ensure proper coordination, Walia directed top officials to carry out the anti-dengue drive with all seriousness.Top officials of Delhi Government, Delhi Cantonment Board, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and MCD were present in the meeting.Walia said fishes will be released in the accumulated water bodies around the Games village so that they could eat the mosquito larva.
It was a year of despairs, catastrophe & hopes that ended with the government setting up a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the media reports relating to macabre assassination of Benazir Bhutto.[The Express Tribune reported yesterday (December 31) that the plot behind the 2007 assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto was hatched at the home of a Pakistani army brigadier. But Interior Minister Rehman Malik dismissed it as “totally concocted”. Report said a fresh probe had uncovered the role of nine men, including the brigadier in whose residence the plot was hatched.]Widely-read Dawn in a report said the government set up on Friday a joint investigation team (JIT) comprising three officials of police, Inter-Services Intelligence and the Federal Investigation Agency to investigate media reports about the plot.JIT to submit report in a week According to sources, the team will be headed by Islamabad’s Deputy Inspector-General (Operations) of Police Bani Amin. The JIT has been asked present its report in a week.According to its terms of reference, the team will investigate the veracity of the claim made in the report, examine authenticity of sources and unravel the characters involved.Some reports quoted Interior Minister Rehman Malik as indicating that if needed a judicial commission could also be appointed to investigate the matter, but a handout issued later said he had refused to comment on the issue because it was sub judice and that he had been misquoted. He said the report on the assassination was yet to be made public.advertisementThe report will be presented soon to the central executive council of the Pakistan People’s Party. “The future course of action will be considered only after its presentation to the CEC,” the minister said.2010: Year of gloom & hopesMeanwhile media review of 2010 described the it eventful like its predecessors, mostly marked by catastrophes, bloodshed and poor governance, but the year has also stimulated hopes, brought pride to Pakistanis and ended at a note of glimmering hope in a cloud of despair.The News International said there is a long list of heroes, a couple of them dead but others alive, who performed acts of bravery, collectively and individually, in different fields of life, starting from the Supreme Court of Pakistan to parliament, legal fraternity, sports, bureaucracy, media, science and technology, intelligentsia and politics.The Express Tribune in its review said on the surface of it all, 2010 was another volatile year in terms of security and political and economic stability, compounding people’s miseries exponentially.But despite all odds, no event was powerful enough to crush the hopes of the resilient Pakistani nation, which has been looking for an affluent future. Despite last year’s successful military operation in Malakand and Swat, major campaigns against al Qaeda and its affiliates in the northwest tribal badlands bordering Afghanistan remained inconclusive. Instead, a spill-over of the terror continued to haunt major cities like Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar.Operations continued in South Waziristan and upper reaches of the Orakzai Agency but did not yield any solid results, while an offensive is yet to be launched in North Waziristan, an area considered to be the epicentre of terror and main source of trouble in Afghanistan by Pakistan’s western allies. The apparent unwillingness of the Pakistani security establishment to move decisively against the notorious North Waziristan-based Haqqani terror network has apparently spurred Washington to step up a covert drone war.Domestically, unpopular US drone assault remained out of reach of the country’s security forces.Deadly suicide attacks on famous Sufi shrines of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi and Data Ganj Baksh in Lahore appeared to be attempts to deepen the already yawning sectarian divide.Those gifted with foresight are seeing the beginning of another division of society along Shia-Sunni lines: they fear that this will have deep and long-term impact on Pakistan’s fragile social fabric.Also on stake in 2010 was the future of the coming generations: analysts say they may have to wage an epic struggle to cope with issues ranging from access to basic needs to compiling more complicated ideological puzzles.
Duncan Fletcher, who has been named the India coach by the BCCI on Wednesday, is a retired Zimbabwean player who has been more in the news for helming the turnaround in English cricket since 1999.Fletcher was the captain of the Zimbabwean team in the Prudential World Cup 1983 which is known for the team’s upset victory over Australia in which he was player of the match scoring 69 runs and taking four wickets. The four wickets he took in the match were of the top five batsmen in the Australian batting line-up, the lone batsman in the top order who escaped his medium-fast bowling, Kepler Wessels (later South Africa captain), was run out.Fletcher was also the Zimbabwe captain in the Tunbridge Wells match against India in the same tournament where Kapil Dev scored 175 not out off 138 balls, one of ODI cricket’s greatest innings.In his coaching stint with England, he became the first foreigner and first non-Test player to coach England. During Fletcher’s playing years, Zimbabwe didn’t play Tests. Further, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire following England’s Ashes triumph in 2005.Fletcher has big shoes to fill after Gary Kirsten’s departure as India coach, which saw Team India win the 2011 World Cup.