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Padda’s lessons go beyond volleyball court for graduating Lady Falcons

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The graduating Lady Falcons from Adamson University not only left a coach, but also a life mentor.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ 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 MOST READ “Even though I played in the club league, when I returned to Adamson I was still a crybaby, but coach Air inspired me because she was such a strong figure and she can fight whatever fight.”Tempiatura, who had to take a backseat to Tonnie Rose Ponce throughout the season, had her moment in the sun for the Lady Falcons in their last game when Padda made her the primary libero.And the graduating defensive anchor made sure to thank Padda for not only making her a more confident woman but also showing to the UAAP community what girl power is about.“The lessons she taught me won’t just stay here in the UAAP, but in my whole life as well,” said Tempiatura in Filipino. “She changed me because I was shy and quiet before, but coach Air taught me to be more vocal.”“Coach Air also taught me to fight for what we have because sometimes our coaching staff, who are all females, are belittled but she taught me to be proud of it,” added Tempiatura.Emnas, who also skipped Season 79, said Padda became her greatest motivator not only inside the volleyball court but also outside of it.“Coach Air has a different way of motivating you not only in the game but also in real life,” said Emnas, who had 24 excellent sets in her final UAAP game. “She molded me to become a better person to the point that she even appears in my dreams.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jema Galanza, Mylene Paat, Jellie Tempiatura, and Fhen Emnas donned the navy-and-white jerseys of Adamson for the final time on Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym and joining them in their departure are the lessons head coach Air Padda had taught them.Padda has been with Adamson for just two years but the American head coach has left an imprint that her players won’t ever forget.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 crownFor Galanza, playing under the tutelage of Padda meant she got unwavering support and a familial bond that didn’t break even though she got sidelined with an injury during the few months before the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament began.“She’s always given me so much trust even though I became quite rebellious but she was always there for me and I never saw her gave up on me,” said Galanza in Filipino. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Galanza had 12 points in her UAAP farewell in Adamson’s sweep of University of Santo Tomas, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23, as the Lady Falcons settled for the fifth seed with a 6-8 record.“She’s the coach whom you can open your personal problems to and she was there for me when I was injured and she never made me feel that I was out of the team during that time.”Paat, who sat out the year Padda first coached Adamson, made a longing bond with her head coach that she masterminded the “Wakanda Forever” celebration the Lady Falcons use in reference to the Black Panther movie.“Coach Air pushed me really hard that you won’t have any choice but to follow her orders and stick to her system,” said Paat, who had 13 points in her final UAAP game, in Filipino. “She made me a better person and a better player in and out of the floor.”Paat used her time off from Adamson to play with Cignal in the Philippine Super Liga but she made it a point to return as a Lady Falcon in her fifth UAAP year to play under Padda.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew George, Westbrook lead Thunder over Jazz Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Why are Haitians coming in droves?

first_imgDear Editor,The Haitians are coming. In droves. In an election year. Why? What for? What are they doing? Where are they going? All simple questions which the Minister responsible for citizenship has a public duty and responsibility to answer. If he won’t or cannot answer, then, perhaps, our President will put the matter to rest.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimentolast_img

Cal State, Cal Poly players honored

first_imgThe Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona basketball teams were well represented on the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association teams released Tuesday. On the men’s side, seniors Ivan Johnson (14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds per game) and Prentice Harris (13.3 ppg, 1.69 steals per game) of the Coyotes and senior Dion Cook (17.7 ppg, 1.81 spg) and sophomore Larry Gordon (11.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg) of the Broncos all earned first-team honors. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Conference champion Humboldt claimed all the men’s top honors, with Kevin Johnson selected Player of the Year and Tom Wood named Coach of the Year. All five Lumberjack starters made first or second team including Fontana native Jeremiah Ward (13.3 ppg, 2.5 spg), a second-teamer. Junior center Vanessa Wilt (18.2 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.46 blocks per game) of the Coyotes, a transfer from Cal Baptist, was the lone local named to the first team on the women’s side. Junior guard Vanessa Dominguez (11.4 ppg) of the Broncos made second team. Senior guard Leora Juster of conference champion UC San Diego was named Player of the Year for the second straight year. The Tritons’ Janelle Jones was Coach of the Year. Chico had the most selections on the women’s side, with junior Amber Simmons named to the first team and three others placed on second team. center_img Cal State also placed senior forward Chet Johnson (10.3 ppg, 1.95 spg) on the second team. Cajon High School graduate Donnelle Booker of the Broncos was tabbed Freshman of the Year, making it two straight years Cal Poly has snagged that award. Gordon was named last year. last_img read more

Bayern qualify for Champions League semis

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich remain in contention for another treble under Jupp Heynckes© AFP Odd ANDERSENMUNICH, Germany, Apr 11 – Jupp Heynckes’ Bayern Munich marched into another Champions League semi-final on Wednesday despite 10-man Sevilla holding them to a goalless draw at home in Wednesday’s second leg.Bayern progressed to the last four for the seventh time in nine seasons as they prevailed 2-1 on aggregate following their first-leg victory in Spain last week. Sevilla’s bid for a first semi-final appearance fell short in spite of shutting out Bayern’s attack and restricting the hosts to just 51 percent possession.“I’m proud of my team, they showed great personality and character against a very strong opponent, it wasn’t easy,” said Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella.“We can be proud of what we’ve done here, and all throughout this Champions League.”The Spaniards’ defence constantly thwarted Robert Lewandowski, who was unable to add to his 35 goals this season, although Bayern had twice as many shots on goal.Sevilla finished a man down after Joaquin Correa, who had earlier hit the crossbar, was sent off in the closing stages for a clumsy foul on Javi Martinez.After Barcelona and Manchester City — the runaway leaders in Spain and England respectively — crashed out on Tuesday, Bayern are the only team left in Europe who can still win the treble.They wrapped up a sixth straight Bundesliga title last Saturday and are into the semi-finals of the German Cup.Lewandowski endured a bruising night and Sevilla centre-back Gabriel Mercado was booked after two minutes to bringing down the Poland international just outside the area.The Bayern striker then forced Sevilla goalkeeper David Soria to palm over the bar on seven minutes.Sevilla, needing to score at least two goals, started pushing forward themselves as Pablo Sarabia fired wide on a rare forage behind the Bayern defence.Franck Ribery wasted the best chance of the first half when he created space inside the area on 37 minutes only to fire straight at Soria, who punched away the Frenchman’s powerful drive.At the other end, Rafinha’s perfectly-timed tackle denied Sarabia, who was through on goal and shaping to shoot.Bayern again struggled to kill off Sevilla after the interval with Lewandowski nodding agonisingly wide from a deep Ribery cross.Soria produced another good save with his foot to block from James Rodriguez at his near post.Sevilla’s best chance came just shy of the hour mark when Argentine winger Correa hit the woodwork after connecting with a Jesus Navas free-kick, the ball bouncing to safety with Sven Ulreich well beaten.Arjen Robben cut back inside with a trademark run that resulted in James’ shot being comfortably saved by Soria.Lewandowski was taken off on 77 minutes, sporting a plaster on his left cheek after several bruising tussles with the Sevilla defence.Bayern’s inability to put Sevilla to bed grew as the minutes ticked away and tempers flared late on when Correa was dismissed for clattering Martinez.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe recession may still be biting but the Inishowen community showed that it is fighting back. The local business community was out in force to attend the first ever Inishowen Development Partnership’s Business Awards Ceremony last Thursday in Buncrana.The event, organised by the Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), was held to celebrate the success of local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been supported in their start up by IDP and to showcase the talent and entrepreneurial skills within the Peninsula. Three new local businesses – Hugh Doherty, Iconic Flowers Ltd, Eilish Grant, Grant Apparel (Clubman) Ltd and Jonathan Doherty & Christopher Lynch, (EHP) Efficient Heating & Plumbing Company Ltd all won awards on the night and now go forward to represent Inishowen at the Local Development Companies Regional Finals in Cavan.The businesses, with support from the IDP, the Department of Social Protection, and Solas, successfully managed their transition from unemployment to employment and learned key skills and life lessons on the journey so far.Even better, they have also created job opportunities in an area with limited work possibilities at this time.Speaking at the event, Rosemary Lyons, IDP Enterprise Officer, said that “It must be the worst thing to look back on life and say ‘I would have, I could have, or I should have. “Particularly when there are Agencies out there, like the Inishowen Development Partnership who want to, and can help those taking the journey to self-employment and business start-up.“We want to acknowledge the quality of life benefits that self- employment opportunities bring, to both individuals and the local community.The inaugural Business Awards were organised to recognise IDPs entrepreneurial clients, making every effortto start a new business in difficult times.IDP Manager Shauna McClenaghan explained that the event aimed to “highlight the resulting job creation from these businesses, both full and part-time and other indirect employment opportunities.“We wanted to showcase and celebrate the amazing talent and entrepreneurship which exists in the Inishowen Peninsula. The IDP offers a range of practical supports and for some the best option may be, access the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.Which currently allows those taking the self-employment option, the opportunity to retain their social welfare payment for a period between 9 months and 2 years, on a reducing basis, while setting up in business.For others it may be knowledge of the Revenue “Start your Own Business Tax Relief initiative”.This scheme provides an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum, for a period of two years, to individuals setting up a qualifying business; having been unemployed for a period of at least 12 months prior to starting the business. While this was a positive Event for Inishowen, the one cloud hanging over the Event was the future of the Local Development Company itself.Given the uncertainty around the delivery mechanism of the new Local Development programmes, Rosemary Lyons, pointed out that the Enterprise Officers role combines developmental, vocational and business mentoring roles and stressed the importance of ensuring that this service continues locally and that the benefits to families and individuals is not underestimated.INISHOWEN START-UPS SHOW THE WAY AT BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: May 28th, 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)Tags:awardsBusinessBusiness start-upsCavanIDPnewsRegional finalslast_img read more

‘A new deal for Navas and doing this would be one of the most City things ever!’

first_imgManchester City are set to offer a new contract to Jesus Navas, according to reports.A number of players are set to leave the club in the summer after the expiry of their current deals – including full-backs Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta, and Pep Guardiola apparently wants to keep Navas as a back up right-back.READ MORE: Free agents 2017: 20 Premier League players out of contract in the summer, including Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool starsThe winger has played in the position in recent weeks, earning his manager’s credit, who has been quoted by the Daily Mail saying: “I’m really impressed with his performances as a full back.“He’s a guy who can go up and down.“But he’s not just a fast player. Jesus has this quality – normally fast players can go four times up and down. He can do that many times – look at the balls he’s saved.“We cannot forget he played against [Eden] Hazard, he played against Alexis [Sanchez] and he was brilliant. He’s convinced me he can do it at a high level.”The 31-year-old looked set to return to his native Spain with former club Sevilla but he could now consider staying at the Etihad by agreeing a new one-year deal.He will be back-up to a new right-back, with the club strongly linked to Tottenham’s Kyle Walker, who is reportedly unsettled in north London. Supporters from City and other rival clubs have been reacting to the reports about Navas staying put – see below… 1 Jesus Navas: The 31-year-old could be set to stay at Manchester City last_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has confirmed that he will submit an emergency motion to the next sitting of Donegal County Council which he hopes will provide some protection for those who are boycotting the household charge.The motion is intended to undo the work of The Department of Environment by asking the council not to use the power given to it by the Household Charge Act to require utility companies to supply information relevant to the collection of the unfair tax.The motion reads as follows: “That Donegal County Council will not use the power it has been given by section 14 of the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 to access information held by utility companies for the purpose of identifying potential liability to the household charge”. Speaking in advance of the meeting, Cllr Murray told “Sinn Féin is completely opposed to the Household Charge as it is deeply unfair. It is indiscriminate and charges the very poor the same as the super wealthy. Furthermore, it is based on the lie that it will pay for council services.“The government reduced the Local Government Fund to Donegal County Council this year by €2.7million and told us to make up the difference with the household charge. They have taken money out of frontline services in order to bailout bondholders in private banks and are asking struggling families to pay for it.“As such, we made a very clear stand against the charge when we voted against the council budget in January.“With the impending deadline for payment of the charge on 31st March, I am submitting this motion in the hope that it will provide some protection for those who are unable to pay and those who are making a stand in solidarity with their neighbours who cannot afford to pay the tax. “Section 14 of the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 gives local authorities the power to require utility companies to supply information relevant to the collection of the household charge. This motion is intended to undo the work of the Dept of Environment by asking the council not to use the power given to it by the Act.“Councillors, representing all parties in the council, have voiced opposition to the charge in the past. It is easy to blame their colleagues in government and wash their hands of responsibility. This motion will allow them to put their money where their mouth is.“Monday will be a chance for Donegal County Council to deliver a blow against this unfair tax and provide some protection for the thousands of struggling families in our county.” REVEALED: SINN FÉIN IN BID TO BLOCK COUNCIL USING POWERS TO COLLECT HOUSEHOLD CHARGE was last modified: March 21st, 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:REVEALED: SINN FÉIN IN BID TO BLOCK COUNCIL USING POWERS TO COLLEC HOUSEHOLD CHARGElast_img read more


first_imgClick on the video above to watch this absolutely stunning goal scored by Kate McGowan of Four Masters.Kate scored the sublime individual effort during their in Ulster Final against Monaghan Harps at Brewster Park a fortnight ago. Four Masters controversially lost this game despite thinking they had secured a draw.There was confusion at the end of the match which was played a fortnight ago.The game ended in a draw, however the referee had Four Masters ahead by two and awarded them the victory, however it was then overruled and the game ended in a draw.However, a few days later the sorry saga took another unexpected twist when the governing body awarded Monaghan Harps the victory. Despite all that administrative nonsense, you can’t take away the quality of the goal.What a unbelievable goal from Kate McGowan.Is it the best GAA goal you’ve ever seen scored in a ladies match?Video courtesy of Jerome Quinn.DDTV: IS THIS THE BEST GOAL EVER SCORED IN A LADIES GAA MATCH BY FOUR MASTERS STAR KATE MCGOWAN ? was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DDTVfour mastersGAAKate McGowanLadiesnewsSportUlster Finallast_img read more

What Would a Man Born Blind See With New Eyes?

first_imgThe Bible records an instance of a man born blind miraculously healed, who was immediately able to walk and recognize things.  Scientists had doubted whether a blind person suddenly able to see would understand the world of vision at all, or be able to make any sense of his new sense.  Then a real world case in 1959 provided an opportunity to learn, when Sidney Bradford, blind from infancy, at age 52 had an operation to restore his sight.  Investigator Richard Gregory in Nature1 records “the blind leading the sighted”— as Bradford’s eyes opened to the world of vision for the first timeWe found a cheerful, confident, middle-aged man who was willing to be investigated and who, so far as we could tell then or later, was truthful and honest.  But an initial shock nearly made us turn back with the disappointment that this must be a put-up job, or at least a Great Mistake: he correctly read the time on the clock in the ward.  Could he have guessed it?  Borrowing a nurse’s alarm clock, we set its hands to various positions, and he told us the times it showed.  Taking a large watch, which had no glass, from the top pocket of his jacket, he told its time by rapidly touching its hands, as he had done for many years.  So he could see immediately, from earlier touch experience.  At least for us, this was a turning point for understanding vision.Bradford also quickly learned to read and recognize objects, but had trouble initially with optical illusions and perspective.  Nevertheless, his sense of touch prepared him for the visual world.  Some scientists and philosophers had thought each sense acted separately, but this case showed there is “cross-modal transfer” between them.  Another case in 2000, Mike May, mirrored the experience of Bradford.  These findings were, to Gregory, “an eye-opening experience of the wonders of perception.”1Richard Gregory, “The blind leading the sighted,” Nature 430, 836 (19 August 2004); doi:10.1038/430836a.It becomes less an issue with these observations to consider how a blind man, miraculously healed, could have picked up his mat and walked, and made sense of the new world around him, as skeptics might complain.  Of course, any Miracle Worker capable of healing the blind could also heal the complete neural sensory and interpretive apparatus along with it.(Visited 61 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA: still great for investment

first_imgThe report states that South Africa has in less than two decades become one of the most significant and successful countries on the African continent. (Images: Wilma den Hartigh) Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, has released a comprehensive landmark report about South Africa’s standing as an investment destination.While the report doesn’t ignore the country’s challenges, South Africa is still an attractive investment environment that few countries in the region could match.The Report: South Africa 2012 is the result of more than eight months of research by a team of analysts from OBG, assessing trends and developments in the economy, including macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments.The study has been produced in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry. Contributions have also been made by Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs for the report’s law chapter, and ABSA Capital provided the report’s capital markets analysis.Speaking at the launch in Johannesburg, Dr Rob Davies, South Africa’s minister of trade and industry, said that the findings of the report are good news for the country.“South Africa offers significant and serious long term growth and development potential, despite challenges of the world economy,” Davies said.Michael Benson-Colpi, chairman of the OBG, said that the message about South Africa is reassuring. “South Africa is doing well,” Benson-Colpi said. “This is not often the message, but the country is in pretty good shape in comparison with other African countries and the rest of the world.”According to the report’s political overview of the country, South Africa has in less than two decades become one of the most significant and successful on the African continent.Ignatius Sathekge, Brand South Africa stakeholder relations director, said that South Africa’s ranking as the most competitive African country in the 2010-2011 Global Competitiveness Index for Sub-Saharan Africa, confirms its standing in the global economy.“We know that great opportunities for growth, stability and development lie in increasing intra-African trade and cooperation,” Sathekge said.Those interested in getting hold of a copy of the report may order one from the OBG website. An important report for South AfricaOBG’s constructive outlook of South Africa is important for the country’s reputation as an investment destination.The OBG’s critically acclaimed economic and business reports have become the leading source of business intelligence for investors who are looking to enter markets in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.The report also contains a detailed, sector-by-sector guide for investors, including macro-economic and sectoral developments in the areas of banking, capital markets, insurance, energy, transport, industry and telecoms.The report contains an exclusive interview with President Jacob Zuma, and it also provides a wide range of contributions from experts in the areas of politics, the economy and business. These include Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus, and the minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu.Some international personalities such as the president of Virgin Atlantic, renowned businessman Richard Branson, also offer their views on the country’s economic development.Focus areasRobert Tashima, OBG’s regional editor, explained that South Africa has intrinsic strengths and competitive advantages such as its political stability, solid regulatory regime, vast natural resources and well-developed infrastructure.“South Africa stands out as an example of a market built for growth,” Tashima said.He pointed out that political stability is possibly South Africa’s single biggest competitive advantage over its neighbouring countries.The country’s infrastructure such as telecommunications, energy and transport is also very impressive in comparison with the rest of Africa.Tashima says that in the group’s analysis of South Africa, it doesn’t deny that the country also has real challenges such as unemployment, education, high levels of inequality.In his speech, Sathekge said that South Africa can address these issues successfully. “Global competitiveness and our ability to compete for the global investment pool will be key factors in our ability to reduce unemployment, poverty and our economic inequity.”While job creation remains a high priority for government, a central topic of the report is South Africa’s efforts to stimulate industrial output. There is extensive analysis of the automotive and steel sectors, which have been flagged as key areas to further economic growth and attract investment.“The focus over the medium term will need to unshackle greater output in productive sectors, particularly those that provide greater multiplier effects, such as industry and infrastructure,” Tashima said.OBG’s new report also puts South Africa’s mining industry in the spotlight. It outlines the potential for expansion in new markets, particularly China, while exploring promising growth segments such as iron ore.Quoted in a media statement, OBG’s country director, Elizabeth Denworth said the report captures and analyses significant developments in South Africa.“We have produced a report that will be hugely useful to the global business community when they come to make their investment decisions,” Denworth said.last_img read more