UP stuns La Salle in 5 sets, gets share of top spot

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines pulled off a stunner and stopped De La Salle’s winning streak with a five-set win, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justine Dorog said in the post-game press conference that their win needed heart, and play with heart they did.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Magnolia posts 1st win at expense of Meralco 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Stuck in a fifth set tit-for-tat until the 8-8 tie, the Lady Maroons managed to get a vital three-point lead, 11-8, after Jessma Ramos’ ace.Those three points of separation was of utter umportance for the Lady Maroons as they eventually held on to win their first game against the Lady Spikers since the first round of Season 79.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMae Luna and Jolina Dela Cruz may have exchanged kills that tied the set at 12-all, but the Lady Maroons had late tricks hidden in their bag.Diana Carlos found the opening to give UP the 13-12 lead, just before Luna overshot her attempt that put the Lady Maroons at the 14-12 match point. Dorog then ended it all with a soft off speed kill for the win that put the Lady Maroons in a share of the top spot with the Lady Spikers with 3-1 records.“The way you saw the game, it was a game of minds, courage, and aggressiveness, and at the end of it all I believe we are more aggressive than our opponents and that’s why we were able to win,” said UP head coach Godfrey Okumu.“La Salle is a strong team and they’re not a team that’s easy to beat, they’re strong because their discipline. So I think we’re more aggressive than them tonight.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Suicide is not about unhappy people – TCV

first_img– says more research unnecessaryPresident David Granger has publicly pronounced, on numerous occasions, that ‘unhappy people commit suicide’ however non-governmental organisation The Caribbean Voice (TCV) believes the Head of State’s view on the matter is too simplistic, especially given his reputation as a scholar and researcher, and the fact that the country is nearing epidemic proportion.In a statement issued Sunday, the organisation said the President’s pronouncements give the impression that once someone is unhappy, they eventually commit suicide.But the NGO explained that had this really been the case, then the majority of the world’s population would have been committing suicide.“Yes, indeed people may be unhappy leading up to the act of finality but it is not the unhappiness in itself that leads to suicide; rather it is the factor or combination of factors that create the unhappiness and the agonising pain – physical, psychological, emotional – that drives suicide,” the statement read.Furthermore, TCV strongly believes that additional research on the causation of suicide in Guyana is really, at this point, unnecessary.President Granger, as well as other members of his government, have been emphasising the need for more research on suicide but the NGO believes that the factors that drive suicide have already been documented by various researchers.“Essentially these are abusive and dysfunctional relationships; teenage affairs and pregnancy; rape and incest; an inability to deal with problems and challenges (lack of coping skills) and/or unbearable pain – physical or emotional – which generally give rise to awful agony and depression, and feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, powerlessness and loneliness,” the NGO stated.In Guyana’s context, it highlighted that suicide has become normative, to a certain extent, and therefore is not only seen as a solution to life’s challenges but also as just another choice instead of a last, desperate option.Additionally, TCV observed that suicidal mindset is prone to copycatting – a practice referred to as the Werther Effect and catalysed by alcoholism; lack of empathetic communication and low levels of self-acceptance and/or feelings of inadequacy. That aside, TCV echoed the President’s call for a collaborative approach involving all stakeholders nationally in addressing this prevailing issue.Recognising that most of the groundwork on suicide prevention are being executed in Georgetown, the NGO underscored the need to reach into other communities and rural areas throughout Guyana, in order to include them in any suicide prevention campaign.“The approach must be multilayered and encompassing, so as to address all the factors. At the crux of this campaign should be a priority on an integrated healthcare system as advocated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with basic mental health training provided to all healthcare workers and other stakeholders; especially given that for many, depression precedes the act of suicide and also because individuals dealing with mental and physical health issues often end up committing suicide,” the group stated.Some additional measures include placement of counsellors in schools, which was supposed to have started since February; introduction of the Health and Family Programme in schools, especially focusing on social and empowerment issues including self-esteem, self-forgiveness and self-acceptance; bringing back the Gatekeepers Programme, hand in hand with a ‘Train The Trainers’ Programme so that every community can have eyes and ears that will act proactively to tackle suicide prevention and related issues; establishment of a support network to ease the effects of poverty, unemployment and under-employment, and that must include skills training for the young in a concerted and holistic manner rather than randomly and selectively; legal enforcement of laws (to include raising the age of consent to 18 and establishing a registry of sex offenders) to address abuse, especially partner and sexual abuse and mechanisms in place to help victims of abuse deal with the trauma and other effects of their abuse; putting in place measures to address pesticide suicide – the Shri Lanka Model or something similar; an ongoing campaign to develop self-esteem and coping skills; an ongoing education campaign to counter myths and misinformation and arm citizens with facts, information and suicide prevention strategies; measures in place, supported by legal enforcement, to curb alcoholism and drug use.TCV asserted that the bottom line is that there is neither the need to reinvent the wheel or expend huge sums of money.“A genuine collaborative approach, with inclusive planning, coordination, mapping and oversight, where volunteerism is a key facet, and entities at all levels can be incorporated, will make it not that difficult to implement these measures and maintain a national focus with respect to suicide prevention. The Caribbean Voice stands ready to lend its humble efforts to such an endeavour.”last_img read more

Jose Mourinho: Special One’s club-by-club record in pictures

first_img Real Madrid (May 31, 2010 – June 1, 2013) – Played: 178; Won: 128; Drew: 28; Lost: 22; Win percentage: 71.91; Trophies: Primera Division (2012); Copa del Rey (2011) 7 7 7 Chelsea (1st spell: June 2, 2004 – September 20, 2007) – Played: 185; Won: 124; Drew: 40; Lost: 21; Win percentage: 67.03; Trophies: Premier League (2005, 2006); League Cup (2005, 2007); FA Cup (2007) Jose Mourinho’s second spell in charge of Chelsea ended on Thursday, just seven months after leading the London club to the Premier League title. The Portguese boss is the Blues’ most successful ever manager, having won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup.He leaves Chelsea 16th place in the Premier League, just a third of the way through the 2015/16 campaign. Here, talkSPORT brings you the manager’s club-by-club record, starting with his first managerial position, Benfica. Click the yellow arrow above to see his records in full!  SEE HERE – Ex-pros react to Roman Abramovich sacking Jose MourinhoSEE HERE – Where did it all go wrong for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea? A timeline showing how their disastrous season unfolded… Porto (January 23, 2002 – May 26, 2004) – Played: 127; Won: 91; Drew: 21; Lost: 15; Win percentage: 71.65; Trophies: Primeira Liga (2003, 2004); Portuguese Cup (2003); UEFA Cup (2003); Champions League (2004) Uniao de Leiria (July 2001 – January 23, 2002) – Played: 20; Won: 9; Drew: 7; Lost: 4; Win percentage: 45.00; Trophies: None Inter Milan (June 2, 2008 – May 28, 2010) – Played: 108; Won: 67; Drew: 26; Lost: 15; Win percentage: 62.04; Trophies: Serie A (2009, 2010); Italian Cup (2010); Champions League (2010) 7 7 7 Benfica (September 20, 2000 – December 5, 2000) – Played: 11; Won: 6; Drew: 3; Lost: 2; Win percentage: 54.55; Trophies: None Chelsea (2nd spell: June 3, 2013 – December 17, 2015) – Played: 136; Won: 80; Drew: 28; Lost: 28; Win percentage: 58.82; Trophies: Premier League (2015); League Cup (2015) 7last_img read more

Video: Tottenham starlet Alli nutmegs Liverpool midfielder Can

first_img1 England and Tottenham starlet Dele Alli Most England fans last night were celebrating a historic 3-2 friendly win over Germany after Eric Dier’s winner in added time.Some Tottenham Hotspur fans, though, were rejoicing about another statistic as Dele Alli’s rise to the top continues.The Spurs midfielder may have missed a sitter with the score at 2-2 but in the first-half the 19-year-old successfully added another nutmeg to his collection – and Liverpool star Emre Can was his victim.Picking up a neat pass from domestic team-mate Dier, he then gently nudged the ball between Can’s legs before scuttling away from his foe.According to Spurs Stat Man on Twitter, Alli has now taken his nutmeg tally to 24 for the season, while he grabbed another two in pre-season.You can see the brilliant nutmeg below…last_img read more

Gay TV writers share stage

first_img 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 While “Daniel” drew fire from Christian conservatives more because it featured a pill-popping Episcopal priest (Aidan Quinn) who has regular conversations with an on-screen Jesus, Kenny complained that in attacking the show, opponents made an issue of his sexuality. “If it was a straight guy writing about Jesus, they would have had less ammo,” said Kenny. “Sometimes controversy helps, but in this case, it didn’t help.” Some NBC affiliates yanked the show before NBC officially pulled the plug or never aired it at all. The network attributed the early cancellation to the ratings and not the controversy, which also included nearly all major advertisers bailing out on the show and a national boycott from the American Family Association. Chuck Ranberg, who was a writer and producer on “Frasier,” had a far different experience when he launched the short-lived ABC comedy “It’s All Relative” in 2003 featuring two gay dads who repeatedly clash with the boisterous parents of their daughter’s fiance. There were no boycotts, no lost advertisers but ultimately, there were no ratings. When “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry pitched his show to ABC a few years back, there weren’t any gay characters in it. But Cherry had always planned to have teenage sociopath Andrew Van De Kamp be gay and waited until the show was a ratings smash to avoid any sponsor defections and controversy. “Ratings are a really nice thing,” Cherry said this week. “I revealed he was a sociopath first, then I revealed he was gay. (Andrew) is perhaps the most empowered gay teen in the history of television. He’s gay and he doesn’t care.” Cherry was among the openly gay and lesbian television writers who participated in a Writers Guild of America panel Tuesday night, sharing their mixed experiences in Hollywood trying to create gay characters for their shows. Jack Kenny, creator of NBC’s short-lived “The Book of Daniel,” said his controversial show, which also included a young gay male character, was yanked off the air after just four episodes (six were shot in all) after being relegated to a Friday night time slot where it suffered low ratings. “We could have used a little controversy,” said Ranberg. “We were really under the radar.” Toni Graphia, a writer for the Sci-Fi Channel hit “Battlestar Galactica,” said that sometimes the resistance to gay and lesbian characters comes not just from the broadcast and cable networks or advertisers. When Graphia suggested a lesbian story line for the HBO series “Carnivale,” which chronicled the lives of a group of traveling circus performers in the 1930s, she said she was met with “some homophobia in my own writers room.” “It was like this big wall of resistance,” she said. “This actually got said to me: ‘Back in the ’30s, they didn’t have lesbians.’ I mean, we had midgets making love and all these crazy things!” All of the panelists are openly gay and opinions differed on what kind of impact that has on a career. “I don’t think we’ll ever know,” said Bob Lowry, creator of the Showtime series “Huff.” “I’d like to think no because I’m out everywhere. I think it might matter though.” James Duff, a director and writer of the TNT drama “The Closer,” said he believes acceptance of openly gay writers can change with the times, for good or bad. “We’re in a time where it’s OK and what they are looking for is really good shows because television has become a very competitive place,” Duff said. “You have to be able to tell a story, and if you can do that, I think they don’t care at all.” But Chris Alberghini, executive producer of the upcoming Tori Spelling comedy “So NoTORIous” on VH1, had a different view. “If you are gay, you can be typecast as a certain kind of writer,” Alberghini said. “They just don’t think of you for a certain kind of project. I think it can make a big difference.” For Graphia, participating in the WGA panel was the first time she had been out in such a public way. She received a prolonged ovation from the audience for taking that step Tuesday night and had only just begun to think about what impact it might have. “I’m not out, so when they asked me, my first response was, how did you get my name?” she said. “My friends said, ‘This is the year to be gay with ‘Brokeback Mountain’ and all. If you were ever going to do it, now is the time.’ The secret is out. If you invite me back next year, I’ll be able to tell you if I was discriminated against.” Greg Hernandez, (818) 713-3758 greg.hernandez@dailynews.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


first_imgA new 5 week series of writing workshops will begin on Thursday Sept. 24th. The workshops will be from 7:30-9:30 at Carn Lodge, Ramelton.The workshops will be held in a comfortable, safe environment by Denise Blake, a facilitator who is highly experienced in working with beginners as well as advanced writers of all ages.Author Denise BlakePrevious participants said they felt encouraged and challenged to write creatively, and have continued with their work after the end of their course. The tutor, Denise Blake is a respected and published poet and writer. Denise is also a freelance facilitator in schools and works with groups of all ages. She is registered with Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme.For further information contact denise@donegal.net or 087-6486079WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL AUTHOR TO HOST WRITING WORKSHOPS was last modified: September 11th, 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:DENISE BLAKEpoetWorkshoplast_img read more

Crested Cranes travelling 20 named ahead of CECAFA Championships

first_imgThe Crested Cranes are in group B of the competition. (PHOTO/FUFA)CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup 201916th-25th NovemberDar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe Federation of Uganda Football Association has announced the final 20 Woman Crested Cranes squad for the 2019 CECAFA Challenge Cup.Uganda will be part of the regional tournament that will take place from 16th to 25th of November, 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.The squad was announced on Thursday morning via FUFA’s official website.It features three goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and six attackers.UCU Lady Cardinals’ goalkeeper Ruth Aturo is the team captain and she will be assisted by Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate) and Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves) as first and second assistants respectively.The team will travel to Tanzania on Thursday 14th November after completing over a week in camp at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.Uganda is in Group B alongside Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.On Sunday 17th November 2019, Uganda will play their first group match against Djibouti at Chamazi Stadium.The second game will come against Ethiopia on Tuesday 19th November before finalizing the group matches with a duel against rivals Kenya on Thursday 21st November at Chamazi StadiumThe top two teams in groups A and B will qualify for the semifinals.Final Squad:Goalkeepers: Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardials), Namusisi Joan (Isra soccer Academy)Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate),  Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School )  Grace Aluka ( Kawempe Muslim SS Ladies FC), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens).Midfielders: Asia Nakibuuka (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC),  Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves),Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)Forwards: Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim Ladies FC)Uganda’s fixtures at the 2019 CECAFA Women’s Challenge Cup-17th Nov  – Uganda Vs Djibouti-19th  Nov  – Uganda Vs Ethiopia-21st  Nov – Kenya  Vs UgandaComments Tags: CECAFA Women’s Championships 2019crested cranesFUFARuth Arturolast_img read more

Yahoo Reports Its Data Request Numbers

first_imgYahoo has joined the ranks of Internet technology companies demonstrating their commitment to openness – and trying to rebuild trust with their users – with its own revelation of data requests received from law enforcement agencies.Yahoo announced the numbers in a Tumblr blog from CEO Marissa Mayer and General Counsel Ron Bell, citing figures from December 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013.During that time period, we received between 12,000 and 13,000 requests, inclusive of criminal, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and other requests. The most common of these requests concerned fraud, homicides, kidnappings, and other criminal investigations.The FISA requests are presumably tied to the leaked program known only as PRISM, alleged to be the NSA’s secret access to major Internet companies’ data stores in the intelligence agency’s hunt for terrorists.See also PRISM Leaker Goes Public To Defend ClaimsSince information on PRISM was leaked by Booz Allen technician Edward Snowden earlier this month, the companies implicated in the leaked material have made a point to disclose what they can about requests for information, while asking to go farther and be allowed to separate the FISA request figures from the other law enforcement requests.The implication is that FISA requests are much fewer in number than standard law enforcement requests, which would thus let companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Yahoo release some of the intense scrutiny they have been under since Prism was first detailed. But, until they are permitted to make such distinctions, it seems that these public transparency reports will have to do. How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Tags:#FISA#Prism#Yahoo Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … brian proffitt Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Nitish Kumar to expand Cabinet with JD(U) members

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to expand his Council of Ministers on Sunday with the likely induction off our new Ministers from the Janata Dal(U), party officials said on Saturday.Earlier, Mr. Kumar called on Governor Lalji Tandon amid reports that he would expand his government to fill four ministerial berths, including the vacancies created by three Ministers who had resigned after being elected to the Lok Sabha last month.One post fell vacant last year after Manju Verma resigned as Social Welfare Minister in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter-home sexual abuse case.Mr. Kumar’s meeting with the Governor came a day after the JD(U) leader had made it clear that none of his party MPs would join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in the future.The Cabinet expansion is likely to take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the Raj Bhavan, with four JD(U) leaders considered close to Mr. Kumar set to become Ministers, a party official said on condition of anonymity.With only 25 Ministers in the 243-member Assembly, the Ministry is below full strength.“There could be 11 more Ministers in the Cabinet but tomorrow only four are likely to take oath,” said a JD(U) leader, who declined to be identified.JD(U) leaders Ashok Chaudhury, Sanjay Jha, Ranju Geeta, Neeraj Kumar and Lallan Paswan are among the contenders widely tipped to become Ministers. However, no names from the State’s ruling alliance partner, the BJP, have come up as yet for possible inclusion.Miffed allyMr. Kumar is said to be upset with the BJP leadership for their offer of “symbolic representation” instead of “proportional representation” in the Union Ministry.“All along during the NDA government formation, even in State government, we have been following proportional representation,” Mr. Kumar told presspersons on Friday.Mr. Chaudhury, earlier a State Congress president and an education minister in the mahagathbandhan government, had joined the JD(U) after Mr. Kumar left the mahagathbandhan and joined hands with the BJP. Mr. Jha is considered close to Mr. Kumar and took oath as a party MLC about three days ago. Mr. Jha was said to have wanted to contest the Lok Sabha poll from Darbhanga but had to refrain from doing so as the seat had gone to the BJP under the NDA seat sharing pact.Ms. Geeta is JD(U) MLA from Bajpatti in Sitamarhi district and she is likely to be State’s next Social Welfare Minister.Party MLC and spokesperson Neeraj Kumar is said to be close to senior party leader Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalan Singh who was recently elected to the Lok Sabha from Munger.Mr. Paswan had recently joined the JD(U) along with other Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leaders and had supported the chief minister in his political battle with the RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha. “Lallan Paswan and Neeraj Kumar may be rewarded by ministerial berths this time for their continuous support to Nitish Kumar,” said a JD(U) leader, speaking on condition of anonymity.Earlier, three ministers including Mr. Singh and Dinesh Chandra Yadav of the JD(U) and Lok Janshakti Party State president Pashupati Kumar Paras had won Lok Sabha elections from Munger, Madhepura and Hajipur.last_img read more

Centre will reintroduce Citizenship Bill in Parliament: Himanta Biswa Sarma

first_imgThe central government will reintroduce the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament in November, Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.Addressing a public meeting here, Mr. Sarma said the government will table CAB in Parliament in November and a new NRC will again be prepared under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.“We have held public meetings to explain to the people that all the interests and existing legal provisions in the northeast region for the benefit of the indigenous people will be protected. We respect the inner line permit (ILP) system, Sixth Schedule provisions”, he said.“We need a bill… cannot allow infiltration to continue. So we need a bill to stop this,” the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor said.‘Safeguarding Assamese interests’Mr.Sarma said the central government has decided to bring such a bill that safeguards the interests of the indigenous communities of Assam and the other northeastern states.“People must not think that the bill is against the interest of their culture, language and heritage but that they are giving shelter to unfortunate people,” the minister said.“That is why the government will table CAB in Parliament in November this year to grant Indian citizenship to everyone, including Bengali Hindus as well as Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains who came to the country before 2014 and consider India their motherland,” he said.Mr. Sarma assured that the government will also take measures to ensure that the culture, language and heritage of the people of the northeast region is protected.Regarding the NRC, he said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party does not believe in it as it became opposite of what we wanted it to be. We will tell the Supreme Court that the BJP rejects the NRC. It is not a document of identity of the Assamese people.”The contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which had triggered massive protests in Assam and the northeast region, was passed by Lok Sabha on January 8 but the government did not table it in Rajya Sabha as it did not have the numbers in the Upper House to pass it, leading the bill to lapse with the end of the term of the 16th Lok Sabha in May.last_img read more