UAAP Volleyball Preview: Changing the mindset priority for Adamson

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Adamson Lady Falcons during their training for the upcoming UAAP women’s volleyball season. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Airess PaddaLast season: 3-11 (7th)Key losses: Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, Fhen EmnasKey addition: Chrislyn UyAdamson University took the phrase “out with the old, in with the new” quite literally.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re the underdog this year and when you look at us, you don’t see a big team with a lot of height,” said Padda.“A lot of girls coming into the program had the mindset of being like ‘oh we’re always good at defense but we don’t win, or we’re never in the Final Four,’ it’s all about the mindset and changing that because as an athlete if you don’t believe of accomplishing something you won’t achieve it.”READ: Lady Falcons draw inspiration from men’s basketballBut odds are stacked against the Lady Falcons, whose tallest player Mary Joy Dacoron is six inches smaller than National U’s Jaja Santiago, who is listed as 6’5”.Adamson was also subject to a great deal of player departures with veterans Mylene Paat, Erika Alkuino, and Fhen Emnas leaving due to graduation.ADVERTISEMENT And with that so much experience gone, Padda is looking at Jema Galanza to take the captain’s role and take over Paat’s work as leader.READ: New coach brings mental toughness to ‘underdog’ Lady Falcons“She has the most experience, she’s considered the senior on our team even though she has one more playing year left,” said Padda. “She works hard and she’s always going for it and she’s consistent at that.”“She leads by example and that’s important.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Thunder top Mavs, frustrated Kanter breaks arm MOST READ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal After the sudden resignation of longtime head coach Sherwin Meneses, the Lady Falcons put septuagenarian mentor Domingo Custodio on interim basis but let him go after a subpar 3-11 record in Season 78.But this new season will be a whole new different for the Lady Falcons who now have the 31-year-old Airess Padda as their head coach and collegiate legends Angelique Tabaquero and Michelle Gumabao as the deputies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: Lady Falcons set to soar under new coach Padda is embracing the underdog mentality for the 2017 tournament but she is confident she has put in enough work to start the change in the culture of the Lady Falcons.last_img read more

Gonzaga, Morada battle Generika duo

first_imgTaal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Action starts at 7 a.m.Cherry Rondina, last year’s runner-up for Foton along with Patty Orendain, is now paired with Bernadeth Pons for Petron Sprint 4T, which battles the F2 Logistics A pair of Cyd Demecillo and Fritz Gallenero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnKathleen Barrinuevo and Cherilyn Sindayen of Foton take on Ces Molina and Bang Pineda of Petron. Mylene Paat and Janine Marciano of Cignal B face off with Generika-Ayala A of Fiola Ceballos and Orendain. —MARC REYES View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Jovelyn Gonzaga and Maica Morada will power Cignal A against Generika-Ayala B’s Rosalie Pepito and Kat Arado in one of the matches that kick off the Belo-Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Thursday at The Sands in SM Mall of Asia.Gonzaga topped the event last year in partnership with Nene Bautista for Philippine Army.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Valdez, Creamline tackle Air Force; BaliPure seeks third straight win Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENRlast_img read more

Ex-All Black Carter ‘cleared by doping probe’

first_imgCarter along with fellow former All Black Joe Rokococo and Argentinian winger Juan Imhoff were questioned by the commission last week after testing positive for corticosteroids following last season’s Top 14 final in which Racing beat Toulon 29-21. Carter and Kokoromiko contributing 20 points between them.L’Equipe said that Rokococo and Imhoff “will probably have been informed of the same outcome”.However, Racing said Monday neither the players nor the club had been informed of any decision as yet.The commission ruling is subject to appeal by the players or the French anti-doping agency AFLD which ordered the original tests in which traces were found of corticosteroids, which can be used against pain, inflammation or allergies.The substance is illegal when taken orally or injected in either the blood or muscle, unless accompanied by a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).Racing has denied all wrongdoing, saying the substance was administered by an “authorised method” several days before the Top 14 final and there was no need for a TUE.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dan Carter “has been cleared and was notified on Saturday, “following an investigation by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation, the newspaper said © AFP/File / Franck FifePARIS, France, Oct 17 – Former All Black great Dan Carter has been cleared of doping following a probe implicating the star fly-half and two other Racing 92 players, L’Equipe sports paper said Monday.Carter “has been cleared and was notified on Saturday, “following an investigation by the medical commission of the French Rugby Federation, the newspaper said.last_img read more

‘Just give Tottenham man the Ballon d’Or now’ Fans excited after pre-season win

first_img1 He didn’t have a great first season in England, but fans are being given reasons to be excited about Erik Lamela.The winger arrived from Roma last season for £30m, but injuries hampered his season and he managed just nine Premier League games. His only goal of the campaign came in the Europa League, but a series of posts on Twitter showing him training have made the White Hart Lane faithful hopeful they will see Lamela at his best.Two goals in a pre-season friendly win against Toronto have helped with a few tongue in cheek tweets from supporters, which you can see below.Will Erik Lamela come good this season? Erik Lamela scored twice against Toronto last_img read more

Baby needs bottle, diapers, Web site

first_imgIt’s not known exactly how many, but the practice is no longer limited to parents in Web design or information technology. They worry that the name of choice might not be available by the time their babies become teens or adults, just as someone claimed the “.com” for Britney Spears’ 11-month-old son before she could. The trend hints at the potential importance of domain names in establishing one’s future digital identity. Think of how much a typical teen’s online life now revolves around Facebook or News Corp.’s MySpace. Imagine if one day the domain could take you directly to those social-networking profiles, blogs, photo albums and more. “It is the starting point for your online identity,” said Warren Adelman, president of registration company GoDaddy.com Inc., which sells basic domain name packages for about $9 a year. “We do believe the domain name is the foundation upon which all the other Internet services are based.” NEW YORK – Besides leaving the hospital with a birth certificate and a clean bill of health, baby Mila Belle Howells got something she won’t likely use herself for several years: her very own Internet domain name. Likewise newborn Bennett Pankow joined his four older siblings in getting his own Internet moniker. In fact, before naming his child, Mark Pankow checked to make sure “BennettPankow.com” hadn’t already been claimed. “One of the criteria was, if we liked the name, the domain had to be available,” Pankow said. It was, and Pankow quickly grabbed Bennett’s online identity. A small but growing number of parents are getting domain names for their young kids, long before they can do more than peck aimlessly at a keyboard. Hundreds of companies sell domain names with suffixes like “.com,” “.org” and “.info,” which individuals can then link to personal Web sites and e-mail accounts. Parents simply visit one of those companies’ Web sites, search for the name they want and, if no one else has claimed it yet, buy it on the spot with a credit card. There’s no guarantee, though, that domain names will have as central a role in online identity. After all, with search engines getting smarter, Internet users can simply type the name of a person into Google. “Given the pace of change on the Internet, it strikes me as a pretty impressive leap of faith that we’re going to use exactly the same system and the same tools … 15 to 20 years from today,” said Peter Grunwald, whose Grunwald Associates firm specializes in researching kids and technology. Still, even if the effort is for naught, $9 a year is cheap compared with the cost of diapers and college tuition. Besides providing an easy-to-remember Web address, the domain name makes possible e-mail addresses without awkward numbers – as in “JohnSmith24”, because 23 other John Smiths had beaten your child to Google Inc.’s Gmail service. Although some parents have yet to use the domain names they’ve bought, others are sending visitors to baby photos, blogs and other personal sites. Domain name owners have a variety of options to have their personal sites hosted, typically for free or less than $10 a month. They include baby-geared services like TotSites.com and BabyHomePages.net. There are downsides to all this, though: An easy-to-remember domain also makes a child easier for strangers to find. Chances are one only needs to know a child’s name and add “.com.”160Want 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

Jurgen Klopp defends Sturridge decision despite losing to Villarreal

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended his decision to leave Daniel Sturridge on the bench as the Reds lost to Villarreal in the Europa League semi-finals.The England striker has been on a good run of form recently, but the German boss started Roberto Firmino against the La Liga club, and opted to call upon Christian Benteke from the bench despite Liverpool lacking a cutting edge.It was a decision which many fans disagreed with, but Klopp insists he had the best interests of the team at heart, and has revealed he would make the same choice again.“It is about finding a stability. With decisions like this it is always two questions,” the German boss said, when pressed on Sturridge’s exclusion.“Was it the right decision to choose this line-up? With a 1-0 defeat you cannot be sure it is 100 per cent right.“The next question is: Would I do it again? Yes. Then it is finished and I don’t have to think about it again.“That is my life – making decisions and in the end accepting the result.“With Daniel in particular it is not about how it is always, it was a decision for this line-up. That is very important. It was not against Daniel.“My job is not to do what you the media want, what the player wants, it is to try to help the player and help the team in this moment.“I always try to do my best and because I am not perfect maybe it sometimes does not work. But next time I will try it again.”Despite missing the loss to Villarreal, Klopp has no issues with Sturridge, and the German boss raved about his attitude and mentality with the 26-year-old likely to start for the Reds this weekend.“The mentality of Daniel is really good, very confident, because he has all these qualities and he knows about these qualities,” added the German.“Daniel came back from injury and now he is fit for the longest period [for a long time]. That is very important.“We could have let him play in the first few weeks, hoping he could do something special, but that would not have been the right decision for him because then he would have been injured again.“It does not work. The Premier League, Europa League, everything is too intense.“It is about balance absolutely always. I’ve said a few times that I always think more about the strengths of a player than the weaknesses.”last_img read more

Connally, from Kennedy’s last drive

first_imgTexas Gov. Rick Perry called Connally “the epitome of graciousness.” “Long before she was propelled into the national spotlight from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, she was a Texas icon,” Perry said in a statement. Connally, formerly Nellie Brill, met her husband at the University of Texas in Austin, and they married on Dec. 21, 1940. John Connally managed several political campaigns for fellow Texan Lyndon B. Johnson, including his 1964 presidential campaign. Connally was elected Texas governor as a Democrat in 1962 and won re-election twice, serving three two-year terms. He was treasury secretary in the Nixon administration and ran for president as a Republican in 1980, when Ronald Reagan was elected. John Connally died in 1993. Nellie Connally helped raise money for many charities. In 1989, Richard Nixon, Barbara Walters and Donald Trump turned out for a gala to honor her and raise money for diabetes research. “I’ve never known a woman with Nellie’s courage, compassion and character,” Walters said. “For all her ups and downs, I’ve never heard a self-pitying word from her.” John and Nellie Connally suffered financial difficulties after he left office. Private business ventures after 1980 were less successful than John Connally’s career as a politician and dealmaking Houston lawyer. An oil company in which he invested got into trouble, and $200 million worth of real estate projects went sour, and he ended up filing for bankruptcy. Nellie Connally served on the Board of Visitors of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center since 1984, and a fund in her name raised millions for research and patient programs. The Houston hospital’s center for breast cancer also is named for Connally, a survivor of the disease for more than 15 years. About a year ago, Connally moved back to Austin after decades in Houston. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Connally Ammann, two sons, John B. Connally III and Mark Connally, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AUSTIN, Texas – Nellie Connally, the former Texas first lady who was riding in President Kennedy’s limousine when he was assassinated, has died, a family friend said Saturday. The 87-year-old was the last living person who had been part of that fateful Dallas drive. Connally, the widow of former Gov. John Connally, died late Friday of natural causes at an Austin assisted living center, said Julian Read, who served as the governor’s press secretary in the 1960s. As the limousine carrying the Connallys and the Kennedys wound its way through the friendly crowd in downtown Dallas, Nellie Connally turned to President Kennedy, who was in a seat behind her, and said, “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you.” Almost immediately, she heard the first of what she later concluded were three gunshots in quick succession. A wounded John Connally slumped after the second shot, and, “I never looked back again. I was just trying to take care of him,” she said. She later said the most enduring image of that day was the bloodstained roses. “It’s the image of yellow roses and red roses and blood all over the car … all over us,” she said in a 2003 interview with The Associated Press. “I’ll never forget it. … It was so quick and so short, so potent.” Read said Connally had been sitting at her desk writing thank-you notes when she died. “She has been extremely active and vital the past few days and weeks,” he said. “It’s a shock to all of us.” In 2003, she published a photo-filled book – “From Love Field: Our Final Hours with President John F. Kennedy” – based on 22 pages of handwritten notes she compiled about a week after the assassination and rediscovered in 1996. last_img read more

Rangers prospect Billy Gilmour agrees to join Chelsea

first_imgRangers youngster Billy Gilmour has agreed to join English Premier League side Chelsea in the summer. The highly rated prospect, who has been included in Rangers’ first team training sessions this season, has been linked with a number of clubs both south of the border and across Europe in recent months. Rangers had expressed their desire to keep the 15-year-old at the club, having held meetings with his parents, but he has opted to join England’s top flight instead of pursuing a career in Scotland.Gilmour is yet to make a senior appearance for the Ibrox side. In a statement on the official site, Rangers have said they will receive an undisclosed fee for the player, with further payouts possible in the future when milestones are reached. They added: “We are pleased with this outcome and believe this deal represents good value for Rangers. Everyone at Rangers wishes Billy well for his future.”last_img read more

20th ALL-AMERICAN COUNTRY HOEDOWN FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

first_img11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM- INFORMATION BOOTH WILL BE OPEN IN THE COMMUNITY BUILDINGNOON – SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON WITH CAKE WALK BINGO SPONSORED BY SLAEM CROSSING5:00 PM -FOOD BOOTHS AND CRAFT BOOTHS OPEN5:00 PM – ROB BRENNAN  AT THE SHELTER HOUSE6:00 PM – LITTLE MISS COUNTRY GIRL, JUNIOR MISS COUNTRY GIRL, AND MISS COUNTRY GIRL PAGEANTSAT THE BROWN /VERNON FIRE HOUSE6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM – INFORMATION BOOTH OPEN7:00 PM- TALENT SHOW CONTESTANTS SHOULD CHECK IN TO GET THEIR NUMBER7:30 PM – TALENT SHOW AT THE SHELTER HOUSE8:30 PM TO 10:30 PM – SWEETWATER RISING  STREET DANCE- GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON FOR DANCING IN THE STREET! 7:00 AM TO 10:00 AM – LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST – PANCAKES, SAUSAGE, COFFEE, MILK, AND ORANGE JUICE – COMMUNITY BUILDING7:00 AM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 5K RUN/WALKREGISTRATION -FRONT OF CAMPBELLSBURG CHRISTIAN CHURCH ON SYCAMORE STREET8:00 AM – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 5K RUN /WALK BEGINS9:00 AM – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY KIDS RUN9:00 AM – WSLM RADIO LIVE REMOTE9:00 AM – TOWN WIDE YARD SALES BEGIN9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM – INFORMATION BOOTH OPEN9:00 AM – FOOD AND CRAFT BOOTHS OPEN, ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY OPENS9:00 AM TO NOON – CAR SHOW REGISTRATION9:15 AM – HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AWARDS PRESENTATION9:55 AM – ERIN HOUCHIN – SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM- OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL10:00 AM – PAUL STOUT AT THE SHELTER HOUSE10:00 AM TO 11:30 AM – BAKING ENTRIES ACCEPTED AT THE OLD BANK BUILDING ACROSS THE TRACKS. SPONSORED BY K AND E MARKET11:00 AM – MASON’S FISH FRY- FISH SANDWICH, CHIPS AND A DRINK11:00 AM – JIMMY WILCOXON AND SABRINA BAYS AT THE SHELTER HOUSE11:00 AM TO 4:00 PM – DUNKING BOOTH OPENS- MAKE SURE YOU STOP BY AND GET SOMEBODY REALLY WET! BRING OUT THOSE PITCHING ARMS!12:00 NOON – GRANDVIEW JUNCTION AT THE SHELTER HOUSE12:00 NOON – JUDGING OF THE BAKING CONTEST ENTRIES12:00 NOON TO 3:00 PM – CAR SHOW- AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT 3:00 PM1:00 PM – HORSESHOE PITCHING TOURNAMENT- OAK STREET ACROSS FROM THE TOWN HALL1:00 PM – PAUL STOUT AT THE SHELTER HOUSE1:00 PM – BABY CONTEST REGISTRATION – REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES 1 ADULT ADMISSION AT THE BROWN/ VERNON FIRE HOUSE1:00 PM – KIDDIE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL SPONSORED BY THE TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY ASSOCIATION OF MITCHELL2:00 PM – ADULT PEDAL TRACTOR PULL SPONSORED BY THE TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY ASSOCIATION OF MITCHELL2:00 PM – ELVIS IMPERSONATOR- REV. OTIS BERRY AT THE SHELTER HOUSE2:00 PM – BABY CONTEST -JUDGING $1 (ONE DOLLAR) PER PERSON FOR GENERAL ADMISSION AT THE BROWN /VERNON FIRE HOUSE3:00 PM – AWARDS PRESENTED FOR COLORING CONTEST, BAKING CONTEST AT THE SHELTER HOUSE3:15 PM – AUCTION OF BAKED GOODS AT THE SHELTER HOUSE4:00 PM – LITTLE COWBOY/COWGIRL REGISTRATION BEGINS IN THE COMMUNITY BUILDING5:00 PM – SALEM HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TEAM -PERFORMING IN FRONT OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING ON SYCAMORE STREET5:15 PM – PAUL STOUT AT THE SHELTER HOUSE6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM – SHORT NOTICE AT THE SHELTER HOUSE6:45 PM – DOORS OPEN FOR SEATING AT THE WEST WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL – DOOR 17 (LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE SCHOOL) DOO-WOP ALL STARS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS ARTISTS BARB POLK AND EDDIE HUMPHRIES7:30 PM – DOO-WOP ALL STARS SHOW BEGINS8:00 PM TO 10:00 PM – LIMITED SLIP AT THE SHELTER HOUSESUNDAY:12:00 NOON – ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY OPENS -TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM MACHINERY ASSOCIATION OF MITCHELL12:00 NOON – MASON’S FISH FRY – FISH SANDWICH, CHIPS AND A DRINK12:30 PM – FOOD AND CRAFT BOOTHS OPEN12:30 PM -1:00 PM – STEVE KNOPP AT THE SHELTER HOUSE1:00 PM – PARADE REGISTRATION AND LINE UP BEGINS AT NETSHAPE TECHNOLOGIES -OAK STREET AND STATE ROAD 601:00 PM BORDERLINE BLIND AT THE SHELTER HOUSE3:00 PM – PARADE “SALUTING OUR MILITARY” WITH THE GRAND MARSHALL – “MELVIN SMITH”4:00 PM – ONE NAME AT THE SHELTER HOUSE5:00 PM – AWARDS FOR PARADE WINNERS AT THE SHELTER HOUSE6:00 PM – JUDITH MONTGOMERY AND FAMILY AT THE SHELTER HOUSE7:00 PM – CLOSING – THANK YOU ALL FOR ATTENDING SATURDAY:center_img The theme of the 20th All-American Country Hoedown Festival is “Saluting Our Military” and visitors from around the region will converge on Campbellsburg this Friday, Saturday and Sunday –  June 6, 7 and 8. Here is the full schedule for the festival.FRIDAY:last_img read more