UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo blanks La Salle, FEU trumps UST

first_imgAteneo capped off the first round of eliminations with an emphatic of subduing De La Salle 25-16, 28-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles, who are gunning for a fourth straight title, ended the first half of the season with a 6-1 record and are tied with Far Eastern University atop the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Green Spikers dropped to 3-4 but are still holding on to the fourth spot with fellow 3-4 team University of Santo Tomas.Ateneo’s lone loss of the season was against the Tamaraws in the season opener of Feb. 3, and Blue Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro said the setback has been a constant reminder for the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We talk about it because we can’t not talk about it,” said Almadro in Filipino. “But I’d rather focus on the things I have control of. I can’t do anything about that loss any more, so we’ll just have to improve on our strengths.”Marck Espejo had 21 points to lead Ateneo while Chumasonn Njigha and Ron Medalla combined for 16 points. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Curry bucks ankle tweak to lead Warriors past Hawks View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raymark Woo and John Onia had a combined 21 points to lead the Green Spikers.In the first game, the Tamaraws sent the Tiger Spikers to their third straight loss, 27-25, 22-25, 25-23, 36-34.Jude Garcia led FEU’s charge with 19 points while Christian Detablan and John Paul Bugaoan had 16 and 13 points, respectively.Arnold Bautista and Joshua Umandal had 21 and 20 points, respectively, to lead UST.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Harmon defends Govt’s anti-corruption efforts

first_imgAlthough Transparency International said in its 2016 Corruption Perception Index Report that Guyana still struggled with “serious corruption problems”, despite moving one place up over the previous year’s ranking, Government has maintained that it has been doing everything possible to stamp the practice out.Minister of State Joseph HarmonMinister of State, Joseph Harmon was quick to defend the coalition Government when asked recently about corruption remaining a major issue in Guyana. He said the team responsible for writing these reports, depending on who is writing it, would have a different view based on where they were from.“But from where we are, the people who are here in this country I am sure, that the majority, if not all, believe we are doing a good job in so far as making this country a better place and a more accountable place for all Guyanese,” Harmon told media operatives on Thursday.Harmon argued that the report, which was published earlier this year, did not state that Guyana was more corrupt than it was years gone by and, according to him, all of the indicators from that report pointed to Guyana having a better administration than previously.“All of the indices that are there. Secondly, the perception of corruption: we put out the facts to deal with it, but sometimes there is a big gap between perception and reality. And that’s depending on where you stand; your perception becomes a reality,” he opined.The Minister has reassured the public that the Government was doing its best to make sure that certain processes remained clean from corruption and emphasis continued to be placed on transparency. Whenever corruption is found, Harmon said, Government will take action against it also.“We have actually done so much in this administration that has moved us up the ladder, that I can say to you that if there is a perception, it was there before and we are now trying our best to work ourselves out of it. When the previous Administration was in, our ranking was far lower.”In fact, Harmon claimed that for the first time in years, the coalition Government presented in the National Assembly a half-year report on the state of the economy, which he promised would happen again. The Minister also claimed that the various Commissions of Inquiry being conducted were all meant to ensure that any corruption or any perception of corruption could be corrected.The Opposition has long been critical of several Government policies, and has stated that corruption and scandals were more than the present Government had accused it – the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – of committing.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had lashed out at anti-corruption advocates and civil society bodies over their silence on what he called “blatant corruption and excesses”, exhibited by the coalition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.Jagdeo has repeatedly spoken about the controversial $605 million drug purchase single sourced from ANSA McAL as well as the infamous ‘pharma-gate’ scandal costing taxpayers $174 million annually.Jagdeo has also spoken out against Government agencies making out cheques in large amounts and accounting officers holding billions of dollars in cheques that are then used in any kind of fashion.Out of 176 nations that were assessed for perception of corruption last year, Guyana came in at the 108th position with a score of 34 out of 100. Guyana shares its spot at 108 with several countries, including Egypt, Algeria. Neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago is just above Guyana.last_img read more

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JUST CHAMPION! EIGHT DONEGAL PLAYERS GIVEN ALL-STARS

first_imgAll-Ireland champions Donegal lead the field with eight players on the GAA GPA Football All-Star team for 2012.The county’s outstanding campaign sees them represented in every line of the field, from back to front.Beaten All-Ireland finalists Mayo occupy four places and there are also positions for Cork (2), and Dublin (1). Donegal are represented on every line of the side, with 10 first time winners in all on the team.Paul Durcan was named in goal, with county teammate Neil McGee and Mayo duo Ger Cafferkey and Keith Higgins in front of him.The half-back line was made up of the Heather County’s Lee Keegan and Donegal’s Karl Lacey and Frank McGlynn.Glenswilly man Neil Gallagher and Cork’s Aidan Walsh occupy the midfield spots, with Dublin’s Paul Flynn joined by Alan Dillon and Mark McHugh in the half-forwards. Another Cork man, Colm O’Neill, was joined by Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden on the full-forward line.The champions’ haul sees them beat their previous best of seven back in 1992 when the father and uncle of Mark McHugh, Martin and James, were both selected.GAA president Liam Ó Néill said today: “After the honour of winning an All-Ireland medal I know how much store our players place on winning these awards. They acknowledge individual excellence and are accolades that are cherished long after playing days end.“I heartily congratulate those who have made the selection and I hope it inspires them to challenge for future honours both as individuals but also as team players.“A special word of thanks is also due to Dessie Farrell and the GPA as this joint scheme in its second year continues to go from strength to strength.” GPA chief Dessie Farrell added: “Congratulations to the 15 footballers chosen on this year’s GAA GPA All-Star team sponsored by Opel.“While players understand the importance of the collective effort of a team it is nonetheless a very prestigious honour for the individual footballer to be recognised for his consistent contribution to that effort during the season. Unsurprisingly the selection is dominated by Donegal after their extraordinary year which yielded the county’s second All-Ireland in most impressive fashion.”Donegal player Eamon McGee – brother of All Star Neil – paid tribute to his teammates.“It’s a great achievement,” he said, “I’m particularly pleased for Neil Gallagher.” Donegal goalkeeping coach Pat Shovelin was over the moon for keeper Paul Durcan and joked: “It was those normal warm-up routines that won it.”The hurling team and the Player of the Year in both football and hurling will be announced on Friday during a live broadcast on RTÉ One from the Convention Centre in Dublin. The programme starts at 7.00pm.2012 GAA GPA Football All-Stars sponsored by OpelGoalkeeper: Paul Durcan (Donegal)Full-backs: Neil McGee (Donegal), Ger Cafferkey (Mayo), Keith Higgins (Mayo) Half-back line: Lee Keegan (Mayo), Karl Lacey (Donegal), Frank McGlynn (Donegal)Midfield: Neil Gallagher, Aidan WalshHalf-forward line: Paul Flynn (Dublin), Alan Dillon (Mayo), Mark McHugh (Donegal) Full-forward line: Colm O’Neill (Cork), Michael Murphy (Donegal), Colm McFadden (Donegal)JUST CHAMPION! EIGHT DONEGAL PLAYERS GIVEN ALL-STARS was last modified: October 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:JUST CHAMPION! EIGHT DONEGAL PLAYERS GIVEN ALL-STARSlast_img read more

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