Sta. Lucia, F2 Logistics barge into PSL beach volleyball semis

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Dyke rejuvenated as he returns to action 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Paat and Aguilar held a 14-13 match point against F2 but Morente and Gallenero fought back to score three straight points with the game-winner being Morente’s service ace.“We had a hard time controlling the ball especially on our service,” said Gallenero. “The wind was too strong and we couldn’t handle it in the first set. Good thing we adjusted in the second set and Mich just kept going.”“It was difficult but we just kept our composure, we took it one attack, one reception at a time,” said Morente.ADVERTISEMENT Sta. Lucia and F2 Logistics turned back its respective opponents and advanced to the semifinals of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup Saturday at SM Sands by the Bay.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jackie Eustoquia and DM Demontano of Sta. Lucia thrashed Cignal B’s partnership of Jannine Navarro and Mumay Vivas, 21-10, 21-13, to set up its semifinals spot in the tournament.“We studied our opponents, we watched their games so we can plan their strategy against them,” said Eustoquia. “It was our plan to dominate and pull away from the get-go. We cannot let them get close because we know what they’re capable of.”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 crown“I believe our hard work and team work were the keys to our win, and those were the things that we need to bring out when we play in the semifinals.”F2’s Mich Morente and Fritz Gallenero defeated Cignal A’s Raprap Aguilar and Mylene Paat, 18-21, 21-15, 16-14.last_img read more

Youth to speak out at COP 17

first_img25 November 2011Youngsters from four South African schools will get the opportunity of a lifetime when they participate in the Youth Climate Negotiation session at the Climate Change Response Expo during COP 17.The expo forms part of the events around the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which starts in Durban on Monday.The Youth Climate Negotiation session on 28 November, hosted by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), will include selected delegates representing various sectors looking to draft a South African Durban Youth Protocol.Desire Kosciulek, youth development officer at the SAIIA, said the UNFCCC has confirmed SAIIA’s youth side-event. On 29 November, the youth will go on to present the South African Durban Youth Protocol at COP 17.“As the only South African youth programme (especially involving high school learners, teachers, and university students) officially part of the proceedings inside COP 17, we believe this is a particularly important opportunity for the voice of young South Africans to be heard,” said Kosciulek.BuaNews chatted to four of the youngsters who will be at COP 17 and are passionate about saving the environment.Climate change and water scarcityMbali Mazibuko, who attends the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg, feels it is her responsibility to educate others at home and school about climate change. At the Youth Protocol, she will assume the role of an African environmental activist.“My topic is that of climate change and fresh water,” said Mazibuko. “We need to join in our capacity as members of the youth and combat climate change which affects fresh water resources. As we negotiate, I will try everything in my power to ensure that fresh water scarcity is dealt with.”The youngster said it was a great honour to be able take part in one of the most significant conferences. “We have been tasked with a great responsibility, as the youth of South Africa at the Youth Climate negotiations at COP 17.”Mazibuko said young citizens needed to be reached through a media with which they are comfortable.“Television advertisements and radio seem to be the trendy aspects of their lives but social networks would be the most successful. More initiatives need to be made available and an interest in ‘go green’ projects should be created.”Art is one way in which Mazibuko will communicate her messages. “Generation Earth is a ‘go green’ organisation in many schools and Mark Mohan, who is the president of the Generation Earth at the National School of the Arts, is working on ways to further create interest.“Our school specialises in art and we could have plays on the environmental impact that climate change has. A series of art works showing what Mother Earth will look like a few years from now could be successfully done,” she said.She also plans on organising more debates on environmental sustainability.‘Changing light bulbs is not enough’KwaZulu-Natal pupil Gabriel Adderley attends Wykeham Collegiate and firmly believes government and policy makers need to be challenged on climate change issues, and “changing light bulbs and short showers is not enough”.“It’s exciting to be part of something that’s big and involves such an international range of people. Climate issues are featuring more and more in the media and developing an eco-conscience is becoming necessary for corporate bodies and governments to promote their public image,” said Adderley.She is encouraged by the number of youth-inspired action plans such as climate camps and moving-planet bicycle rallies.Adderley will be traveling to Europe in 2012 to experience some of the “progressive environmental attitudes that some countries have adopted”.“The public transport, alternative fuels and energy, bio-intensive farming methods, ecological housing developments are all in very dense urban environments. South Africa has such great physical space to develop these ideas. I think we have such a creative potential as a country,” she said.‘It’s all of our problem’Nabeel Allie-Ebarhim from Rondebosch Boys’ High School in the Western Cape will be busy formulating and presenting the South African Durban Youth Protocol.“My contribution to the protocol will be to represent the views and perspectives of the fossil fuel industry because the purpose of this all, in my belief, is to find a win-win situation, and the fossil fuel sector forms part of that equation,” Allie-Ebarhim said.He believes a change in attitude will contribute to the climate change fight.“[The youth] need to have a change in attitude. In South Africa we have a history of youth taking a stand for what is right, and I believe this mentality will benefit us in the battle against climate change,” he said.Allie-Ebarhim will continue to raise awareness in his community, hoping to eradicate an apathetic mindset.“It’s not just the president or the minister of environmental affairs’ problem. This earth belongs to all of us, and therefore we all need to play our part in maintaining it.”Raising the voice of subsistence farmersAfrican Leadership Academy student Matjie Lillian Maboya is looking forward to interacting with people who lead major climate change action programs.“It means an opportunity to learn from and share climate change knowledge with people from around the world. I will be raising the voices of subsistence farmers. I will highlight the challenges they face due to climate change and ways in which they would like our leaders to support them through policy changing or relevant intervention strategies,” Maboya explained.Inspired by the likes of the late environmental activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Wangari Maathai, Maboya believes that one of the most effective ways to address climate issues is by massive grassroots action.“Young people can work on community projects that include mandating rainwater harvesting in townships, urban and rural areas… young people need to take the lead to educate people in their communities about these issues,” she said.Maboya said young South Africans can explore the area of research – as there is still a lot of work to be done in gathering data about how climate change is affecting even the smallest of townships in the country.“Also with the research, local-based solutions need to be devised and implemented. If our youth can lead such initiatives, then this issue will gain more momentum as all citizens would be aware of immediate and long-term impacts. We should not always wait for global research organisations to tell us about what is happening in our own micro-environments,” she said.Maboya is involved in research and the implementation of strategies of how various local-based sustainable projects can be scaled up in townships and rural South Africa and other parts of the continent.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Story of Madiba and Zelda set for the big screen

first_img25 February 2016Zelda la Grange’s ‘Good Morning Mr Mandela’ to become a movie https://t.co/r0POLX37k5 pic.twitter.com/6ekvz5oN3S— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) February 23, 2016Zelda la Grange published her memoir, Good Morning, Mr Mandela, in 2014 to wide acclaim. Since then, it has been published worldwide, in several languages; now it is set to become a film.The book covers her years as private secretary to Nelson Mandela during his presidency and in his post-presidential staff until his death in 2013. La Grange was also a founding staff member of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.While many books have been written about the life of Mandela, La Grange’s was the first to offer an inside look at the day-to-day dealings of the person behind the icon. It offers a rare portrait of a humble but proud man on the pinnacle of history.The book also explores the contrast of a young, white Afrikaans woman serving the first black president of a newly democratic South Africa. It acts as a metaphor for the country as a whole, dealing with rapid changes and learning new ways to reconcile its turbulent history with its transition to democracy.In the book, La Grange also pays tribute to a man who taught her valuable lessons about human relationships and forgiveness.Bill Clinton, the former American president, called La Grange’s book “an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all”.That remarkable story is now set to become a film, as announced on 22 February.Renowned, award-winning producer Trudie Styler, the producer of cult hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the Bafta-winning science fiction film Moon, and her Maven Pictures have bought the rights to the book and have already begun working on a script.Let’s make a movie! @ZeldalaGrangeSA #GoodMorningMrMandela https://t.co/FYGdKdET4E— Maven Pictures (@Maven_Pictures) February 22, 2016La Grange relayed the news via Twitter this week, enthusiastic about telling one of South Africa’s good stories.Thank you Maven Pictures for believing in the power of a South African story https://t.co/9QBWbx3lXD— Zelda la Grange (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) February 22, 2016As news of the proposed film spread this week, naturally the Twitterverse was rife with speculation about who should play Zelda in the film, with most suggesting that South African-born Oscar winner Charlize Theron would be the natural choice. Other suggestions included Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke.More importantly, who should play Madiba this time around? With Oscar nominated performances by Idris Elba in Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom in 2013, and Morgan Freeman in Invictus, among other portrayals, it seems the field might be limited as far as international actors are concerned.Perhaps this time, as has been a popular sentiment among South Africans, a local actor should get the role: John Kani, Sello Maake ka Ncube or World War Z’s Fana Mokoena, maybe?Whoever may be cast, the film, no doubt, will be an opportunity to tell the world another great South African story.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Soumyadeep keeps table tennis medal hopes alive

first_imgSoumyadeep Roy quelled some stiff challenge before overcoming Singapore’s Xiaoli Cai 4-1 to storm into the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games’ table tennis men’s singles competition here today. The Bengal paddler started on a positive note in the quarterfinal and clinched the first set 11-7, but Cai clawed his way back into the match by winning the second set 11-5.However, Roy did not lose his heart and bagged the next three sets 12-10, 11-5, 13-11 in the best-of-seven contest and secured the final-four berth.In the semifinal, Roy will take on world number 17, Gao Ning, who beat another Indian A Amalraj 4-1 in other match.Amalraj proved no match to Gao, who is considered to be the best Singapore paddler, and except in the second set he could not build up much resistance.After losing the first set 1-11, he bagged the second 11-4, but went down 5-11, 5-11, 7-11 in the next three sets to crash out of the competition.Meanwhile, India’s experienced women pair of Poulomi Ghatak and Mouma Das came out with some determined performance to overcome Australian duo of M Miao and J F Lay 3-2 and entered the doubles semifinal.But it was curtains for another Indian pair — Kumaresan Shamini and Madhurika Patkar, who lost 1-3 to T Feng and Y Wang of Singapore.In men’s doubles, Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal and former national champion Subhajit Saha also got the ticket to last-four stage after beating Nigeria’s Aruna Akinade and A seun 3-1.advertisementAnother Indian pair of Amalraj and Roy, however, could not cross the quarterfinal hurdle and went down 0-3 to Singaporean duo of Gao and Zi Yang at the Yamuna Sports Complex.India’s challenge in women’s singles and mixed doubles categories have already ended.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner

first_imgLiverpool battle Bayern Munich for RB Leipzig striker Timo Wernerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are chasing a deal for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.Abendzeitung says Werner is one of the most coveted frontmen in European football and has dropped a massive hint that he could join Bayern Munich.But Jurgen Klopp’s side are also in the hunt to land the 22-year-old. Werner has been scouted by the Reds on numerous occasions and he’s being discussed as a target. The striker has said this week: “There are other clubs in the picture. If you play in Germany and want to stay in Germany, there is only one club in question (Bayern).” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

16 days agoBrahim Díaz told by Real Madrid to find loan club

first_imgBrahim Díaz told by Real Madrid to find loan clubby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Díaz has been told by Real Madrid he must leave on-loan in January.The young midfielder is rated highly by coach Zinedine Zidane, but has been told there is no place for him in Real’s immediate plans.Brahim is yet to get on the pitch this season and he’s been told to find himself a loan club to step up his development.Both in January when he arrived from Manchester City and over the summer, Brahim refused to leave on-loan.But management are pushing him to change his mind leading up to the winter market. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

7 days agoBenteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contracts

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Benteke, Tomkins extend Crystal Palace contractsby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace are boosted by news that Christian Benteke and James Tomkins have extended their contracts.Tomkins will now be with the club until the end of the 2021/2022 season, while Benteke has a contract that expires at the end of the 2020/2021 campaign.While Tomkins is a key player, Benteke’s renewal was a little surprising given he has only started two Premier League games and not scored a goal in league play this season.Speaking about the renewals, Palace club chairman Steve Parish had the following to say: “I’m pleased that agreements have been reached with these two important senior players.”Both James and Christian bring vast Premier League experience, commitment and professionalism to the squad.”These new deals show that we recognise their levels of performance in recent seasons, that we believe in both players, and that they are hugely motivated by the direction the club is heading.” last_img read more

LSU S Jamal Adams Blasts Tigers’ Fans For Leaving Basketball Game Early, Says They “Show No Loyalty”

first_imgJamal Adams rips LSU fans on Twitter.These LSU fans aren’t loyal. That’s what Tigers’ safety Jamal Adams thinks, anyway. Wednesday evening, LSU’s men’s basketball team lost to Tennessee, 78-63. Many Tigers’ fans were seen departing from the Pete Maravich Assembly Center with minutes to go in the contest. This did not please Adams, a 6-foot, 206-pound rising sophomore on the LSU football team. I can’t hold my tongue. LSU fans show no loyalty. You expect so much from us athletes,but won’t stay and support through the whole game.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015LSU has been known for having such prideful and loyal fans, and I hate to see people ruining that image. The game’s not over until it ends.— JamalAdams™ (@TheAdams_era) March 5, 2015While it’s probably not smart for Adams to call out his school’s fan base on Twitter, he’s not wrong in expressing some frustration. It’s the final home game of the season – you can stay in your seats until the final buzzer sounds, LSU fans.last_img read more