De Leon mum on Ateneo future: ‘I don’t want to make rash decisions’

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban00:50Trending 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo failed to enter the finals for the first time in seven years after the Lady Eagles bowed Far Eastern University, 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-19, in the Final Four of Season 80 and De Leon may or may not have played her final year in Lady Eagle blue.“It’s a possibility [that I played my last], but I don’t want to make rash decisions,” said De Leon Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “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 it’s not only De Leon’s future with Ateneo that is uncertain as the whole Lady Eagles team in in transition mode with Tai Bundit, the only title-winning head coach with the team, not returning for Season 81.De Leon added that despite Ateneo’s exit in the Final Four, the first time since Season 73 that the Lady Eagles failed to enter the championship round, the team still overachieved. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Bea De Leon has been in the finals of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament for all her career until now.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ The Lady Eagles had a new setter in Deanna Wong, several untested liberos in Dani Ravena and Ria Lo, and a converted libero in Ponggay Gaston, but still managed to take a respectable 9-4 record and finish as the third seed.“I even had my own doubts if we can make the Final Four, we had a lot of opportunities and we made it,” said De Leon who had seven points against the Lady Tamaraws.“I think we still outdid ourselves, maybe it wasn’t the best of exits because we lost three straight but I’m very proud of what the team has achieved.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NU repulses UST, returns to UAAP men’s volleyball finals Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Read Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View commentslast_img read more

France, Liberia To Cooperate on Security

first_imgIn the wake of the UN Mission drawdown and turning over security to Liberian authorities at the end of June 2016, the French government has offered to strengthen cooperation with Liberia and its security sector amidst the global threat of terrorism.According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Ambassador of France to Liberia, Ambassador Mr. Joel Godeau, made the offer during a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara on Thursday, May 19, 2016.He said though there is no specific or immediate threat against Liberia at this time, the country could be a soft target considering its relations with perceived enemies as was the case of some countries in the sub-region including the attack at Grand-Bassam in Côte d’Ivoire recently.The French Ambassador to Liberia highlighted his appreciation for the splendid cooperation that has characterized relations between the Mano River countries – Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire in recent times. He noted that it is good that Mano River Union countries exchange information, including intelligence information, which is crucial in the fight against terrorism, money laundering, and other criminal acts. Ambassador Godeau also used the opportunity to commend the government of Liberia for providing maximum security to the premises of the French Embassy near Monrovia and hoped that they can remain owing to serious terrorist threats against French targets around the world. The French Ambassador near Monrovia commended the 53rd National Legislature for passing into law the Liberia Firearms and Ammunition Control Act of 2015, which now regulates the possession and use of small arms and light weapons in the country. The law was passed on May 12, 2016 when the House of Representatives concurred with an earlier action of the Senate. He informed Foreign Minister Kamara that at the United Nations Security Council a resolution has now been drafted, with the total support France, to terminate the arms sanctions imposed on Liberia as well as terminate its committee set up in 2003 to monitor the arms embargo imposed on the country. The resolution is expected to be adopted at the UN Security Council shortly.He also thanked the Minister for the warm reception and for honoring his request for the meeting to discuss critical issues concerning Liberia-France relations.In response, Foreign Minister welcomed the French Ambassador to the Foreign Ministry and hoped that they will continue to meet at regular intervals to discuss issues affecting both countries. She used the opportunity to express her solidarity with the French government and people on recent deaths of 15 French citizens on the EgyptAir flight travelling from Paris, France to Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. As regards terrorism and its effect on Liberia, she admitted the country’s vulnerability, especially weaknesses in monitoring borders; but indicated that government is making serious efforts in training and equipping personnel of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization to be present at all entry and exit points across the country.She expressed her thanks to France for its offer of collaboration with Liberia’s security sector. “I’m grateful for the offer of assistance where necessary and I am heartened that you are continuing your collaboration with the heads of our security agencies,” she said, noting that Liberia needs the support from all partners, including France.Foreign Minister Kamara also thanked France for its support to the draft resolution that will lift the arms embargo on Liberia for good. Liberia’s top diplomat and the French Ambassador later discussed bilateral issues affecting the two countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Education Ministry’s GECEP programme concludes after 3 years

first_img…sees major improvements in hinterland schools The Education Ministry formally announced the conclusion of the Guyana Early Childhood Education Project (GECEP) on Wednesday, which was completed after three years of work in riverine and hinterland regions.Among those in attendance were First Lady Sandra Granger; Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson; World Bank representative, Hongyu Yang; Global Partnership for Education representative, Daisuke Kanazawa, students and educators.Over 8000 persons were involved in the training and interaction between teachers, parents and students at the nursery and Grade One levels to develop the techniques in which education is being delivered.The project was funded with US$1.7 million and the sessions focused primarily in literacy and numeracy interventions which saw significant improvements.Project Coordinator, Quenita Waldrond-Lewis gave insight into the developments that were observed which recorded a 91 percentage change in literacy and a 95 percentage change for numeracy in the hinterland schools between the period of September 2015 to June 2017.Meanwhile, from September 2016 to June 2018, records show a positive change of 139 per cent in literacy and 133 per cent change in numeracy.These numbers show improvements in the students’ ability to successfully complete tasks that are essential at their academic level.On the other hand, educators across these areas were taught to change the methods which are used to share information and conduct classroom demonstrations.“We did not pull them away from their Indigenous teaching environments because we wanted the training to be tailor-made for their individual circumstances and the nuances of their educational spaces like we took the training to them at their sub-regional level,” said Waldrond-Lewis. Remarks were shared by Education Minister Nicolette Henry who noted that the supplies which can be used to modify the standard teaching techniques were the main tools used throughout the training and there are plans to supply these to the coastal region.“Positive actions have solidified their place for national scale up. I would want to speak of early childhood resource tool kits which have been purchased and will be delivered in the coming weeks to all nursery schools in the coastland regions.”Monitoring of these classrooms was ongoing for the last 36 months and are expected to continue so as to see how schools are performing and the ways in which classroom skills are evolving.The representative for Global Partnership for Education has informed that US$1.3 million is in the pipeline for another such initiative which is expected to further develop the education sector.last_img read more

Man United icon reveals own psychiatric help and offers support to Aaron Lennon

first_img1 Ryan Giggs Ryan Giggs has revealed he visited a psychiatrist to help him adapt to life after Manchester United, saying he had become “institutionalised” by his long Old Trafford career.The mental health of the sport’s professionals is in the spotlight after Everton midfielder Aaron Lennon, 30, was detained under the Mental Health Act amid concerns for his welfare on Sunday.Earlier this week, his club and the Professional Footballers’ Association offered their support to the former Tottenham Hotspur player, who last featured for the Toffees as a second-half substitute against Middlesbrough on February 11.Ex-Red Devils star Giggs said in his Daily Telegraph column: “I do not know what has affected Aaron, but I always struggled in the periods I was out the team or playing badly.“I had a feeling of worthlessness. As a footballer you wonder if your team-mates are looking at you and asking the questions you are asking of yourself. Why can’t he hit a decent pass? Why’s he always injured? What’s wrong with him?”Former Wales international Giggs, 43, spent the whole of his career at United after coming up through the youth ranks from an early age, then temporarily managed the Premier League club and was assistant to Louis van Gaal for two seasons before leaving last summer.He added: “Institutionalised is a description I would apply to my life as a footballer at Manchester United.“I had been there from the age of 14 to 42, and my life had been so distinctively shaped by the rhythm of life at Old Trafford that I realised, when it was coming to the end last year, I had to make some preparations for the change.“Aaron Lennon’s story has made mental health of footballers an issue again and I think that for his sake and everyone else in the game it is important to be open about how we feel as professionals, and how we cope with stress.“When my life as a player and then coach at United came to an end last summer… I made the decision to see a psychiatrist to learn how best to cope and some of the suggestions he made served me well in adapting to a new life outside of United.”Giggs admitted he is full of respect for those in professions where there is a different stress involved, but said a day in the life of a footballer at one of the biggest clubs in the world was also unpredictable, and this uncertainty unsettled him.He added: “There are people who do very stressful jobs – doctors, nurses, policemen, teachers, lawyers. I have nothing but respect for that. The one thing I felt was unique to a footballer’s stress was that every day when I left my house I never knew what I would encounter.“There might be 30 autograph requests over the course of the day, or 30 selfies. There might be none. There might just be nice things said. Or there might be aggro, and a harsh comment. It was the uncertainty about what the day held that got to me.“Stress is something I learned to take seriously as a player and I can say that I struggled with the pressure at times, just as I worried about what it would be like when I finally stopped playing. And I guess, looking back, I have been one of the lucky ones.”last_img read more


first_imgDDTV VIDEO: It’s just down the road from Donegal – and it’s certainly not as crazy as trying to fly out of Dublin or Belfast. So when Ireland West Airport at Knock wanted to get the message out about their destinations and facilities, they called in the GAA big guns.Click to watch this video featuring top GAA stars getting behind the airport – including Donegal captain Michael Murphy and a certain Mr Lacey! DDTV: GAA STARS MURPHY AND LACEY GET BEHIND IRELAND WEST KNOCK AIRPORT was last modified: May 16th, 2013 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:DDTV: GAA STARS MURPHY AND LACEY GET BEHIND IRELAND WEST KNOCK AIRPORTlast_img read more

Letterkenny Gaels: Underage football presentations at the end of the month

first_imgOur Club AGM was held on Sunday past at the Clubroom. A full list of appointments can be viewed on the Club Facebook and Web Page. Indoor Hurling resumes on Thursday 2nd February from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the Aura. The training will continue until 13th March. New members welcome. Girls and helmets can be provided. Camogie training will resume on Friday 4th Feb at the LYIT from 6-7pm for U8 & 10 & 7-8pm for U12,14 & 16. All welcome.  The Annual Underage Football Presentation will take place on 28th January at 4pm in the Clubroom. See Facebook in the coming weeks for more details. Under 8 and Under 10’s indoor training resumes for 2017 on Sunday 19th Feb in the Aura from 11am – 12noon. There will be 6 weeks of indoor “skills development” before moving to the pitch at the beginning of April.Contact Conor Crossan (U8s – born 2009 or 2010), Brian Sweeney (U10s – born 2007 or 2008U-12 football resumes on Wednesday Feb 1st in the astro turf at Aura until March 15th inclusive from 7-8pm.  We are looking for singers, dancers, actors and musicians from the club to represent us in the Scór Sinsear competition which will be held in the New Year. We need a ballad group, traditional music group, ceilí or set dancers and anyone interested in putting a short play together. Please contact Bairbre on 089 4218215 if you are interested. The GAA National Draw was launched recently with some fantastic prizes to be won. This is an important fundraiser for the Club with my all the prizes sponsored by Croke Park and proceeds kept by the Club. Priced at only €10 the tickets are on sale from various Club contacts. Letterkenny Gaels in association with AIB are delighted to announce a new and exciting customer offer that sees AIB build their partnership with the GAA and support the re-embedding of AIB back into the heart of local communities.  With the purchase of every new AIB Home Insurance policy, they will reward customers with a payment of €50 to Letterkenny Gaels GAA club. And the good news for us is that there is no cap on how many reward payments can be made to our club.The Club is already registered for this offer so don’t forget to nominate Letterkenny Gaels if you take out your policy with them.  AIB Home Insurance offer very competitive prices and club members are encouraged to seek a quotation from them when renewing your Home Insurance. Club Passes are available to purchase now through the Club. The Pass initiative was approved by County Committee in respect of Adult League and Championship Club Games only for 2017, including Under 21 but not including Under 18 and below.These Passes would be of benefit to Club members who regularly attend All County League and Championship matches.  The cost of the Pass is €149 and can be purchased by contacting 086 2271435. In addition to the Club Pass the GAA Adult + Cards are also available to club members and can be purchased online. The purchasing of the card has benefits for both the holder and our Club.  For more details on this please see Club Facebook. Bingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €3450. Lines are €40 and Houses are €130. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome. Letterkenny Gaels: Underage football presentations at the end of the month was last modified: January 10th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Steady rise for Newbury Park’s ‘perfectionist’

first_img “It was just a matter of time with him,” said Cameron, a 6-foot-5 receiver who has accepted a basketball scholarship to BYU. “(LaSecla) was confident in himself, he has a great work ethic, and he wants to play in college, so he’s worked really hard for it.” LaSecla has thrown for 1,598 yards – an average of 314 per game – and he’s passed for at least two touchdowns in every game this year. The Panthers are 4-1 heading into Friday’s showdown with Simi Valley that will help narrow the field of Marmonte League title contenders. Two years ago, when LaSecla was chosen to replace All-Area quarterback Rudy Carpenter as Newbury Park’s quarterback, it such a season might have seemed beyond LaSecla’s reach. Newbury Park was reeling from Carpenter’s transfer to Westlake and needed a strong replacement to lead its senior-heavy team. What it got was a sophomore with loads of talent but little experience. LaSecla threw 27 interceptions and 17 touchdowns as a sophomore. Newbury park failed to make the playoffs. “It was fun, but it was a hard season for me mentally because of all the mistakes I’d make,” LaSecla said. “I felt like I let some of the seniors down.” He showed marked improvement last year, throwing for 14 touchdowns against 15 interceptions as the Panthers finished 5-5. Those experiences drove LaSecla last summer. “It was well worth it,” he said. “I improved a lot. My arm is stronger, my reads are quicker, I’m smarter with the ball. Last year we knew we could’ve done better. All our games were close. We’re a different team this year. Our defense is playing really well, and we have tons of playmakers. “I’ve got Josh Harris, one of the fastest players in the league, to run under balls, and my big man, Jordan Cameron, to jump for balls. We all love playing for each other.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It has been almost four days since Newbury Park routed Calabasas 43-7, but one play from the game is still gnawing at Panthers quarterback Jordan LaSecla. The game was well in hand when LaSecla threw an interception, and the turnover had no say on the outcome, but the play has been on a permanent loop in LaSecla’s thoughts since. But LaSecla, a senior, didn’t get to be one of the area’s best quarterbacks by resting on accomplishments and forgetting mistakes. “I’m definitely a perfectionist,” he said. “I’ve worked very hard in the offseason to improve. I worked a lot with our receivers, worked on my arm strength and with the defense to work on my reads.” While other players were relaxing last summer, LaSecla was on the phone organizing informal practices. He estimates he spent five or six hours each week calling teammates to set up training sessions. He also had a full schedule of American Legion baseball games – LaSecla is a pitcher – and summer-basketball games and practices. Jordan Cameron, LaSecla’s good friend and go-to receiver, said the improvement in LaSecla’s game has been dramatic. center_img “It’s something I’ve been working on with my coaches for a while, because I always think I can make that throw, but I really can’t,” he said. “If I just set my feet and throw, that play is a touchdown. But when I’m rolling right, and I throw back across my body to the middle, stuff like that happens.” There are other, more positive things LaSecla could be focusing on. He threw five touchdowns against Calabasas. He has 19 touchdowns this year – and only two interceptions. College coaches from Arizona, Washington, Fresno State and Sacramento State are vying for his services. last_img read more


first_imgChaidez,J.42026 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA L.A. Baptist11/18/2005010751 Flintridge Prep09/23/20050101221 Isip,P.120 Murphy10/28/2005100200 Cantwell10/14/20050101542 St. Genevieve10/21/20051002113 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Lopez,J.51120 Santa Clara09/09/2005010621 Loera,A.1006 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Marticorena,V.2670.31 Isip,P.17935.51 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD Marticorena,V.22014 Isip,P.1006 Vasquez09/30/20050101435 Marticorena,V.3251 Kern Valley10/07/20050101428 Grimes,C.130 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Marticorena,V.55226197154.27 Rohrer,R.1 Avila,X.30018 Avila,X.1 Chaidez,J.1176885.94 Passing Total10842103883 Avila,X.512725.4 Rohrer,R.9-4-0.40 Ruelas,E.1-20 Viray,C.1006 UN-KNOWN22014 Avila,X.693214.72 Salesian11/11/2005010033 RECORD: 2-7-0 Rushing Total24311184.68 Loera,A.8821 Chaidez,J.8300 TOTAL2005270109244 Rohrer,R.1446533.2 Ruelas,E.0404 Perino,N.1100 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Yazdi,V.2126.00 Garza,F.111.00 Loera,A.2 Lopez,J.200.00 Punting Total1959231.2 Avila,X.9650 Interceptions Total5 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Receiving Total423883 Scoring Total1410094 Viray,C.5611 Rohrer,R.53204191265.37 Yazdi,V.1 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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_imgINDEPENDENT councillor Frank McBrearty announced today that he will run again for Donegal County Council in May.Cllr McBrearty, who quit the Labour Party after accusing it of reneging on election promises, had told the council meeting on Tuesday that it could have been his last day in the chamber in Lifford.But today the former Mayor insisted: “I’ve had great feedback from the people of Finn Valley and I intend to stand again. “I can guarantee that I will never join a political party again because representing people is what being a local councillor should be about, not representing a political party.“We have seen this week what happens when party political interests are put ahead of the interests of the people of County Donegal.” ‘I WILL RUN AGAIN FOR COUNCIL’ – McBREARTY was last modified: January 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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


first_imgAt the launch of he NW 10K are Tony Steel (North West Blood Bike); ClementClarke (Donegal MS), Stephen Maguire of Donegal Daily, Gearoid Melvin (Donegal Down Syndrome) andLorraine Thompson (Donegal Youth Service)The North West 10k committee is opening an office at Letterkenny Community this evening. With huge numbers expected to take part in Sunday’s 10k in Letterkenny runners and walkers are being urged to pre-register, pick up their t-shirt, number and chip timing early this week.The pre entries office will be open from this Tuesday evening 28th April till Friday 1st May 5pm — 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd May 3pm — 6pm. The 19th North West 10k is once again being kindly sponsored by and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure. The charity race and walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp this coming Sunday the 3rd of May.The President of the Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the ‘starter’s gun’ for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road while the Chairperson of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway from the Community Centre carpark.NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING was last modified: April 28th, 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10kregistration officelast_img read more