Isa Molde rues UP’s lack of mental toughness in loss to Ateneo

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Ateneo, which entered the game tied with UP at 3-1, wound up taking sole ownership of the top spot after a resounding, 25-21, 25-15, 28-26, giving the Lady Eagles a 4-1 record.UP star Isa Molde, who was limited to just six points, rued her team’s lack of mental fortitude against the Lady Eagles who showed that they wanted the win more than the Lady Maroons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“The problem is the team’s mental toughness and that’s, what I think, was missing from us,” said Molde in Filipino.UP showed a semblance of fight in the third set when it went tit-for-tat with Ateneo but Deanna Wong ended the Lady Maroons’ persistence with a well-placed kill. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Molde, who’s averaging 16.8 points heading into the game, added her team just couldn’t hold on and eventually gave in against the Lady Eagles.“I think we fell short and I guess Ateneo wanted this more than us,” said Molde, whose Lady Maroons dropped to fifth spot in the standings.Molde also said that they can’t let the losses affect their emotions and they know that they have to win their remaining two games in order to get momentum entering the second round.“The coaches always tell us that we shouldn’t feel sorry for ourselves because if we let our morale down in the next two games it would be harder for us to bounce back,” said Molde.“They told us to just forget about this loss and we have to recover for our next match.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra tops Phoenix, climbs to 4-3 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines had the chance to claim sole possession of first place in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when it faced Ateneo Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons entered the game against the Lady Eagles with so much anticipation but instead of reaching the top, they floundered down to the lower half of the league.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Curling teams invited to compete for cash

first_imgEntries are still being accepted for the 2009 Ryason Contracting, Tidy Trucking, PCA Cash spiel in Fort St. John. Only seven rinks entered the event last year, and organizers are hoping new divisions, larger prizes, and a new format will bring in more teams. This year’s event will feature play in three divisions: a competitive division (for those looking to play at the top level), a challenge division (for those who may not be able to ice four players able to compete at the highest level), and a junior divison.  – Advertisement -Cash payouts range from $4000 in the junior division, up to $8000 in the competitive division.  As well, the top eight teams will qualify for the season ending Pomeroy Inns and Suites PCA bonspiel in Sexsmith. Entry fees are $600 for the Competitive division, $300 for the Challenge division, and $140 for the Junior division. Anyone interested in registering can visit the curling club, or call Laurie at 250-785-2037.Advertisementlast_img read more

Gor to face Espérance in Champions League first round

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia players jostle for space with Leones Vegetarianos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 21 – Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will take on Espérance de Tunis in the first round of the CAF Champions League after eliminating Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegetarianos 3-1 on aggregate in the preliminary stage.This is after K’Ogalo rallied a goal down to hold Vegetarianos 1-1 in the return leg played away in Malabo on Wednesday. The first leg staged in Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium 10 days ago, ended 2-0 in favour of the Kenyan champions. Gor now has a mountain task in handling Espérance who have been a hard nut to crack with the last time the two sides met seeing the North Africans thrashing the record 16 time KPL champions 8-2 on aggregate.Esperance de TunisEsperance had earlier dumped out ASAC Concorde of Mauritius with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win.K’Ogalo will host the first leg between March 6-7 before travelling to Tunis for the return leg a week later.The winner between Gor and Esperance will grace the lucrative group stages – with the draw set for March 21.-Gor too sweet for Vegetarios-Gor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng in action against Vegetarinos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor coach Dylan Kerr made eight changes from the team that beat Zoo Kericho 4-2 in a Kenyan Premier League match on Thursday last week with Boniface Oluoch returning to man the post as captain Harun Shakava partnered Joash Onyango in central defence.Wesley Onguso, Meddie Kagere and Shakava were the only faces that featured against Zoo while Ernest Wendo and Humphrey Mieno resumed their midfield roles.Godfrey Walusimbi started on the flanks alongside Francis Kahata with Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi – who scored in the 2-0 first leg win in Machakos – playing behind lead striker Kagere.Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi in action against Leones Vegetarianos’ Jesus Tomasosngong during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAfter a cagey start, Gor settled in the match towards the end of the first half which ended goalless.Leones took the lead in the 55th minute and pushed for another goal which would have taken the match to penalties.But Gor levelled after Francis Kahata’s corner was redirected into the net by a Vegetarianos player, making matters harder for the hosts as they now required to score three unanswered goal to progress.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Has Xavi ever done it on a wet night in Stoke?’ – Liverpool fans praise the League Cup performance of Joe Allen

first_img Joe Allen [View the story “‘Has Xavi ever done it on a wet night in Stoke?’ – Liverpool fans praise the performance of Joe Allen” on Storify] 1center_img Liverpool beat Stoke in poor conditions on Tuesday night thanks to a first-half goal from Jordon Ibe to take control of the League Cup semi-final.However, it was Joe Allen who received most of the plaudits on social media after a sublime displace in the middle of the park.Allen, who is beginning to look (facially) more and more like Italy legend Andrea Pirlo, adjusted well after two injuries caused Jurgen Klopp to reshuffle his pack and move Lucas back into centre back.See below for the best reactions to Allen’s performance at the Britannia! last_img read more

Kane, Vardy or Sturridge – who’s the best striker for England?

first_img Harry Kane celebrates after scoring for England in the 3-2 comeback victory over Germany in March The 2016 European Championship finals in France are just around the corner.Less than seven days remain of the Premier League campaign, leaving England supporters with one eye on the summer’s competition.And one ever so crucial matter that’s really getting fans talking concerns Roy Hodgson’s attacking options.Specifically, who is England’s best striker?Is it Harry Kane? Jamie Vardy? Daniel Sturridge?talkSPORT wants to know who you think is the Three Lions’ best option up top… cast your vote below. 1last_img read more


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Radical Islamics gain control of Somalia’s troubled capital

first_imgMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – An Islamic militia with alleged links to al-Qaida seized Somalia’s capital Monday after weeks of fighting with U.S.-backed secular warlords, raising fears that the nation could fall under the sway of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization. The advance unified the city for the first time in more than a decade and after 15 years of anarchy in this Horn of Africa nation. But it also posed a direct challenge to a fledging U.N.-backed Somali government. “We won the fight against the enemy of Islam. Mogadishu is under control of its people,” Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, chairman of the Islamic Courts Union, said in a radio broadcast. The militia, which has formed an alliance that transcends clan, controls a 65-mile radius around the capital after fighting off a secular alliance of warlords. The Islamic militia is gaining ground just as the U.N.-backed interim government struggles to assert control outside its base in Baidoa, 155 miles from Mogadishu. The prices of weapons soared there Monday as fears grew that the militia could head to Baidoa next. The militia is the first group to consolidate control over all of Mogadishu’s neighborhoods since the last government collapsed in 1991 and warlords took over, dividing this impoverished country of 8 million people into a patchwork of rival fiefdoms. Omar Jamal, director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn., said the Islamic militia’s victory in Mogadishu was a turning point in the country’s history. “It is exactly the same thing that happened with the rise to power of the Taliban” in Afghanistan, he said, adding that the extremists are “using the people’s weariness of violence, rape and civil war” to gain support for a government based on Islamic law. The battle between the militia and the secular alliance has been intensifying in recent months, with more than 300 people killed and 1,700 wounded – many of them civilians caught in the crossfire of grenades, machine guns and mortars. Alliance leaders could not be reached for comment Monday and had likely fled Mogadishu. One of them, warlord Mohamed Dheere, was believed to be in neighboring Ethiopia seeking reinforcements. The United States is backing the secular alliance in an attempt to root out any al-Qaida members operating in the Horn of Africa. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, have confirmed cooperating with the warlords. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, president of Somalia’s transitional national government, has said Washington is funding the alliance. The Bush administration has not confirmed or denied backing the alliance, saying only that they support those who fight terror. On Monday, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said he could not offer any details about Monday’s advance by the militia. “We do have real concerns about the presence of foreign terrorists in Somalia, and that informs an important aspect of our policy with regard to Somalia,” he said. The United States has not carried out any direct action in Somalia since the deaths of 18 servicemen in a 1993 battle depicted in the film “Black Hawk Down.” The U.S. officials said recently that Islamic leaders in Mogadishu are sheltering three al-Qaida leaders indicted in the deadly 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The same al-Qaida cell is believed responsible for the 2002 suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya that killed 15 people and a simultaneous attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner over Kenya. The Islamic militants and their secular rivals began competing for influence in earnest after a U.N.-backed interim government slowly began to gain international recognition. The government, weak and wracked by infighting, has not even been able to enter the capital because of the violence. Interim Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi recently fired four ministers who were part of the secular alliance, leaving the alliance without any support in the government. Mogadishu residents expressed relief at Monday’s relative peace, but had mixed responses to the Islamic militia’s advance. “The victory of Islamic courts is a major step toward a lasting peaceful settlement in Mogadishu,” said Somali economist Abdinasir Ahmed. “We are tired of the deception and rhetoric of the warlords.” Abdulqaadir Bashir, a computer engineer, disagreed. “The Islamic clerics want to be like Taliban regime in Afghanistan,” he said. “People have no hope at all.” Jamal said it will take time for the militants to consolidate their power in Mogadishu, and that the struggle to control the country will not end there. He called on the international community to do everything possible to support the U.N.-backed government to keep the Islamic radicals from expanding their power base any farther. “This war will not stop in Mogadishu,” Jamal said. 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Watch: Crystal Palace superstar pulls off stunning skill in pre-season friendly

first_img⚽️👀 @CPFC #GodIsGreat— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) July 13, 2018 Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is one of the most skilful players in the Premier League.The Ivorian, 25, isn’t shy about proving it either which can leave opposing defenders red-faced. 1 In the Eagles’ pre-season friendly in Denmark with Helsingor, which ended in a 2-2 draw, Zaha was at it again.On the edge of the area he picked the ball up from Patrick van Aanholt and after a shimmy and shake, left two defenders for dead and teed up the Dutch left-back, who slammed a shot into the side netting. silverware Latest Premier League news How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade NEW ERA England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won ALTERED REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes who plays? It was a magnificent moment from Zaha, and shows exactly why a number of top clubs, including Tottenham and Chelsea are monitoring his availability.Check out the outrageous skill below. predicted possible standings gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is wanted by several top Premier League sides. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal last_img read more

Feds launch investigation into eavesdropping leaks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department has opened another investigation into leaks of classified information, this time to determine who divulged the existence of President Bush’s secret domestic spying program. The inquiry focuses on disclosures to The New York Times about warrantless surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, officials said. The newspaper recently revealed the existence of the program in a front-page story that also acknowledged that the news had been withheld from publication for a year, partly at the request of the administration and partly because the newspaper wanted more time to confirm various aspects of the program. White House spokesman Trent Duffy said Justice undertook the action on its own, and Bush was informed of it Friday. “The leaking of classified information is a serious issue. The fact is that al-Qaida’s playbook is not printed on Page One and when America’s is, it has serious ramifications,” Duffy told reporters in Crawford, Texas, where Bush was spending the holidays. Catherine Mathis, a spokeswoman for the Times, declined to comment. Disclosure of the secret spying program two weeks ago unleashed a firestorm of criticism of the administration. Some critics accused the president of breaking the law by authorizing intercepts of conversations – without prior court approval or oversight – of people inside the United States and abroad who had suspected ties to al-Qaida or its affiliates. Bush, who publicly acknowledged the program’s existence and described how it operates, has argued that the initiative is legal in a time of war. The inquiry launched Friday is only the most recent effort by the Bush administration to determine who is disclosing information to journalists. Two years ago, a special counsel was named to investigate who inside the White House gave reporters the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, an effort that led to perjury and obstruction of justice charges against Vice President Dick Cheney’s top aide, Lewis I. “Scooter” Libby. More recently, the Justice Department has begun examining whether classified information was illegally disclosed to The Washington Post about a network of secret CIA prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. The NSA leak probe was launched after the Justice Department received a request from the spy agency. It is unclear whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will recuse himself from the inquiry. He was White House counsel when Bush signed the executive order authorizing the NSA, which is normally confined to overseas operations, to spy on conversations taking place on American soil. For the past two weeks, Gonzales also has been one of the administration’s point men in arguing that the president has the constitutional authority to conduct the spying. “It’s pretty stunning that, rather than focus on whether the president broke his oath of office and broke federal law, they are going after the whistleblowers,” said Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Romero said a special prosecutor from outside the Justice Department needs to be appointed. “This confirms many of the fears about Gonzales’ appointment – that he would not be sufficiently independent from the president and that he would play the role of a crony,” he said. Duke University law professor Scott Silliman agreed that the Justice Department is taking the wrong approach. “Somebody in the government has enough concern about this program that they are talking to reporters,” Silliman said. “I don’t think that is something the Justice Department should try to prosecute.” Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor, said the Justice probe is the next logical step because the NSA is alleging a violation of a law that prohibits disclosure of classified information. “The Department of Justice has the general obligation to investigate suspected violations of the law,” Kmiec said. “It would be extraordinary for the department not to take up this matter.” The NSA probe likely will result in a repeat of last summer’s events in Washington, where reporters were subpoenaed to testify about who in the administration told them about Plame’s work at the CIA. New York Times reporter Judith Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to reveal her sources. Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said the Plame investigation was about “political gamesmanship.” But, she said, the NSA leak probe is frightening. “In this case, there is no question that the public needed to know what the New York Times reported,” she said. “It’s much more of a classic whistleblower situation. The public needs to know when the government is engaged in things that may well be unconstitutional.” The surveillance program bypassed a nearly 30-year-old secret court established to oversee highly sensitive investigations involving espionage and terrorism. Administration officials insisted that Bush has the power to conduct warrantless surveillance under the Constitution’s war powers provision. They argued that Congress also gave Bush the power when it authorized the use of military force against terrorists in a resolution adopted within days of the Sept. 11 attacks.last_img read more


first_imgA missing Derry pensioner, thought to have been in Co Donegal, has been found safe and well.A spokesman for the PSNi and Gardai confirmed that 86 year old William Doherty, who has been missing since the 20th August, was found this morning.No details of where he was located have been released William, who is from the Culmore Road area of Derry, had been seen at a service station at the bottom of Glenshane Road at around 4.15pm on the 20th August 2014.He was driving a silver E320 Mercedes registration BUI 6000 and police believed he may have travelled to Belfast and then to Fermanagh, possibly crossing the border at Pettigo. GARDA AND PSNI SEARCH ENDS AS PENSIONER FOUND SAFE AND WELL was last modified: August 21st, 2014 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)last_img read more