Can FEU, Arellano find answers during break?

first_imgThe Eagles thumped the Tigers, 25-19, 25-15, 25-21, while the Tams pulled off an escape over the Bulldogs, 25-22, 19-25, 19-25, 25-22, 16-14, last Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Chiefs stay in F4 hunt Arellano’s Andrea Marzan scores on a hit against UP’s Marian Buitre during their duel for the second semifinal slot in Group B of the PVL Collegiate Conference.Far Eastern U and Arellano have two days to find answers to the problems that hounded them in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.Otherwise, they’re staring at a potential sweep that could forge a title showdown between National U and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Lady Tams are the ones in need of urgent answers after blowing a 2-1 set lead and dropping a 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8 decision to the Lady Falcons late Wednesday.FEU will be scrambling to figure out what happened in that fourth set as they hope to force a sudden-death in Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinal series Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPlaying without top hitter Bernadeth Pons, FEU had Adamson stranded on the edge of a Game 1 defeat only to falter in the last two frames.FEU coach George Pascua is confident his players will redeem themselves in the next outing and pounce on the absence of injured Adamson ace Jema Galanza. The Lady Chiefs, on the other hand, will be looking for remedies against NU star Jaja Santiago, who fired 24 hits to power the Lady Bulldogs to a convincing 25-17, 25-16, 25-23 win in their side of the semifinals of the season-ender of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.“We weren’t able to solve Jaja and the girls were a bit intimidated by her,” said Arellano U mentor Obet Javier. “But I always tell them that through practice, we should be able to handle her (Santiago) and get back into the series.”Victories by FEU and Arellano will force a pair of rubber matches on Monday.Meanwhile, unbeaten Ateneo sets out for a finals stint as it guns for a sweep of UST in the men’s semifinals.FEU, on the other hand, braces for a National U fightback in their Final Four duel.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:29Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic00:50Trending 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed View commentslast_img read more

Gunmen invade Eccles home

first_img…escapes with over $2MThree businessmen were on Friday morning attacked and robbed of over $2 million in cash and other valuables after four masked gunmen invaded their Eccles, East Bank Demerara home.Reports are 68-year-old Peter Ten, 37-year-old Jacky Kwok, and 56-year-old Kuan Jian Yong; all of Lot 129 Lindy Avenue, Eccles, East Bank Demerara were awakened at about 04:00h by gunmen. Guyana Times was told that the bandits gained entry into the two storey building by breaking the vent blocks in the bathroom in the lower flat. Once inside the house, the gunmen woke the sleeping men, tied their faces and demanded cash and valuables. The businessmen were subsequently relieved of their mobile phones along with $1.5 million in cash after which the men made good their escape in a silver-grey motorcar which was parked a few houses away. Following the robbery, an alarm was raised and the Police were called. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Teams battle to reach final 16

first_imgThree Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage CompetitionAfter two nights of pulsating action, tonight’s round of matches in the Three Peat Promotions/Guinness Cage Competition is anticipated to easily surpass the previous nights in intensity and excitement as the teams battle for survival to clinch a spot in the next round.Dubbed the “East Coast Best vs. the Rest,” the tournament will again see Haslington Market Tarmac become the combat zone for the expected thrill in what has become the most popular format in the sport locally.A number of teams are on the precipice of exiting the competition, among them is the country’s most celebrated team, Sparta Boss; while other established teams, such as Buxton Diamond, Melanie ‘A’, Beterverwagting ‘B’, and even the increasingly popular Uprising, all are in must-win situations to secure their berths in the Round of 16 segment.The support from the fans has been excellent all round, and this trend is likely to continue as they focus on helping their respective teams move on in the competition.Among the entities in support of the cause are: Banks DIH under its Guinness and Power Wine brands, Clarks footwear giants Chetsons, E-Networks Inc., KSM Investments, Yhip’s Bakery, Brass Aluminium & Cast Iron Foundry (BACIF), Ray’s Auto Sales, Y.K. Investments, Trophy Stall, Express Shipping, Woodpecker Products, National Sports Commission, ‘C’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Jai Signs & Auto Designs, Gaming Authority, Julius Variety Store, and C & C Prestigious Styles.The fixtures are:Broad Street vs Avocado Ballers – 19:00hrsVictoria Church Yard vs North East La Penitence – 19:20hrsLeopold St. vs Paradise – 19:40hrsSparta Boss vs Haslington Hypers – 20:00hrsBack Circle vs. Melanie ‘B’ – 20:20hrsTiger Bay vs. Albouystown – 20:40hrsKitty Hustlers vs. Victoria Eagles – 21:00hrsAlexander Village vs. Ol Skool Ballers – 21:20hrsBuxton Diamond vs. Vryheid’s Lust – 21:40hrsMelanie ‘A’ vs. Blazers – 22:00hrsPlaisance vs. Belfield Warriors – 22:20hrsUprising vs. BV ‘B’ – 22:40hrslast_img read more

Bookies write off Harps ahead of North-West derby with Derry

first_imgFOOTBALL: The bookmakers have written off Finn Harps ahead of their massive North-West derby clash with Derry City at Finn Park (KO 8pm)Harps are generous 7/2 odds with Paddy Power bookmakers!But everybody knows that form goes out the window when it’s derby day! Harps have suffered three defeats on the spin against Bray, Wexford and Bohemians, but are undefeated against Derry this term.An opening day 2-1 win sealed a first league victory in over a decade – goals from Dave Scully and Nathan Boyle ensured a famous win.The teams served up a cracker in May at The Brandywell, Harps led 1-0 but trailed 2-1 as the clock ticked into injury-time. However, a stunning header from Sean Houston secured a share of the spoils for Harps.Tonight, a massive crowd is expected to descend on Finn Park for the final derby of the season, and Harps are hoping they can go unbeaten for the entire season against Derry.Ollie Horgan’s side will be keen to end their recent bad run of form, and there’s no better way to do it, than to do it against your most bitter rivals!It should be a cracker, don’t miss it!#FHFC Bookies write off Harps ahead of North-West derby with Derry was last modified: August 12th, 2016 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:Bookiesderry cityFinn Harps FCnewsnorth west derbyPaddy POwerSportlast_img read more


first_imgGAA Results – County DonegalBrian McCormick Sports Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Gaoth Dobhair 4 – 9 1 – 8 Glenswilly O Donnell Park Relegation Play Off/E.T/Line: P McGonigle/P McKeeverCentra Supermarkets U21 A Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Naomh Conaill 1 – 11 0 – 4 Cloughaneely O Donnell Park Semi Final/E.T/Line: P McGonigle/P McKeeverCentra Supermarkets Division 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Dec-2012 Buncrana 0 – 20 0 – 9 Termon Buncrana ScarveyCounty Minor Championship Division 1 FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 02-Dec-2012 Kilcar 2 – 11 2 – 4 St Eunans McCumhaills Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Ryan Walsh & Liam McConigleyCounty U14s Division 2 League FinalDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Dec-2012 Bundoran 0 – 4 1 – 7 Gweedore McCumhaills Extra Time If Necessary Linesman Gerard McHugh & Ciara Foy ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 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:donegalGAA RESULTSlast_img read more

Northrop creates NASA division

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – Northrop Grumman Corp. said it has created a division for developing and executing the company’s space exploration projects with NASA. The new Space Exploration Systems organization will be part of the company’s Integrated Systems sector, reporting to Scott Seymour, corporate vice president and president of the Integrated Systems sector. Art Stephenson, a former director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, has been appointed sector vice president of Space Exploration Systems to lead the new organization. “Art Stephenson and his team will be dedicated to supporting our NASA space exploration customers and will work closely with our government and industry partners to achieve program goals in a safe and affordable manner,” said Seymour. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A Northrop Grumman-led industry team that includes The Boeing Company is competing with a Lockheed Martin-led team for the right to design and build the crew exploration vehicle, a spacecraft intended to carry astronauts to the International Space Station by 2012 and back to the moon by 2018. NASA is expected to select a prime contractor by next summer. Doug Young, vice president and program manager for the crew exploration vehicle for the Northrop Grumman-Boeing team, will report to Stephenson under this new organizational structure. Stephenson comes to Integrated Systems from Northrop Grumman’s Space Technology sector, where he served as sector vice president of Directed Energy Systems. Stephenson served as director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center from 1998 until 2003. Prior to that, he was president of Oceaneering Technologies, which provides high-tech services and products to NASA, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army and commercial customers. last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Adds Washington Transfer Collier

first_imgCollier is from Kansas City, Mo., and lettered three seasons for Truman High School in Independence, Mo. and one season at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, Kan. She was a three-time all-conference, all-district and all-state selection at Truman, including being named Missouri Class 5 First Team All-State as a junior. Collier was a two-time finalist for the prestigious DiRenna Award presented annually to the Kansas City Metro Area Player of the Year. She scored more than 1,200 points in three seasons at Truman behind shooting 49.0 percent from the field. Collier recorded double-figure points in 53 consecutive contests and scored more than 20 points in 20-plus games. She scored 30 or more points on three occasions. As a sophomore, Collier led the Patriots in scoring (15.8) and assists (4.4) and helped her team qualify for the state playoffs. She followed that season with 22.1 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 2.5 assists per game as a junior. Collier was named The Examiner’s Player of the Year twice in her prep career. Print Friendly Version Collier, a 5-6 guard, played in 25 games with 14 starts for the Huskies in 2017-18. She averaged 6.6 points, 2.1 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game and earned Pac 12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention honors. Collier suffered a wrist injury in early January that limited her playing time for the next month before she was shut down for the season in mid-February. Prior to the injury, Collier was the team’s fourth-leading scorer at 8.4 points per game. She scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting in her first collegiate game against Idaho State and scored double figures in five games, including a career-high 18 points against Idaho.  DES MOINES, Iowa –  The Drake University women’s basketball team has added Washington transfer Kierra Collier to the program, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced today. Collier will sit out the 2018-19 season and have three seasons of eligibility starting with the 2019-20 season.last_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 2 Bournemouth 1

first_imgArtur Boruc spilled Alex Pritchard’s long-range free-kick into his own net to give Brentford a half-time lead.The Bees had gone ahead on nine minutes when Jonathan Douglas, who signed a new 18-month contract on Friday, smashed home from inside the box after beating his marker.But Marc Pugh levelled after 30 minutes, capitalising on sloppy Brentford defending and finding the net after his original effort bounced back off the post.Brentford striker Andre Gray had an effort cleared off the line by Steve Cook shortly after the Cherries equalised, while Alan Judge, making his first appearance since January 3, hit the outside of the post just before Pritchard’s strike.Brentford (4-3-3): Button; Odubajo, Craig, Tarkowski, Dallas; Douglas, Diagouraga, Judge; Jota, Gray, PritchardSubs not used: Bonham, Dean, Saunders, Yennaris, Toral, Smith, Long.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders’ Derek Carr, Amari Cooper bounce back in loss to Broncos

first_imgDENVER — Derek Carr and Amari Cooper both turned in games to forget against the Rams, Carr throwing three interceptions with no touchdowns and Cooper catching only one pass on three targets for 9 yards.Even in a Raiders (0-2) 20-19 loss Sunday to the Broncos (2-0), Carr and Cooper might’ve been the two best players on the field for either team, both showing last Monday might’ve just been a fluke on their 2018 offensive resumes.Carr completed an astounding 29-of-32 passes for 288 yards and a …last_img read more

Big grant for African filmmakers

first_imgThe Boda Boda Thieves is a neo-realistfeature film that will portray Kampalain its truest form. South African producer James Tayler, farright, on location in Kampala, Uganda.(Images: Yes! That’s Us)MEDIA CONTACTS • James TaylerProducer, The Boda Boda Thieves+27 82 469 0706Shamin ChibbaTwo filmmakers from the African continent have been commended by major film bodies for their bold adaptation of an Academy Award-winning film into a true African epic.The Boda Boda Thieves, a film by South African producer James Tayler and Ugandan director Donald Mugisha, has recently been selected as one of five films – out of 113 submissions – to receive a grant from the World Cinema Fund at the prestigious Berlinale Festival in Germany.The film garnered US$78 330 (R632 000) – the biggest portion of the five – and has also secured funding from the South African National Film and Video Foundation, an organisation that promotes local filmmaking through development and production funding.It’s an adaptation of Italian director Vittorio De Sica’s original 1948 classic The Bicycle Thieves, which won the New York Film Critics Circle award the following year for Best Foreign Film, and an honorary Oscar in 1950. The Italian version was based on Luigi Bartolini’s novel of the same name.Set in Uganda, The Boda Boda Thieves follows a rural family trying to make a living by running a motorbike taxi – or boda boda – service in a Kampala shanty town.When thieves snatch the boda boda, and source of income, the family hunts for it through the bustling streets of the Ugandan capital, giving the audience an insider’s view of urban Africa as they go along.The film is multilingual and contains Luganda, Swahili and Kampala street slang.According to Tayler, the movie deviates considerably from the 1948 version but aims to stay true to the spirit of the original. “If we try for a remake we will fail, we know this,” he said. “But we are freely inspired by the film.”Like De Sica’s film, the modern African rendition will stick to its neo-realism roots and will also explore themes about the generation gap, power and survival.Neo-realism films flourished in post-war Italy between 1944 and 1952. Most stories were set amongst the poor and working class, filmed on location with non-professional actors. The films reflected the changes in the Italian psyche caused by economic and moral upheavals after the Second World War.Showing Africa to itselfAfter watching De Sica’s The Bicycle Thieves, Mugisha and Tayler were struck by the similarities between post-war Italy and contemporary Africa.They studied more films by De Sica and other neo-realists, and were convinced that the digital revolution in filmmaking made it possible, and necessary, to craft realist films that will show Africa to itself.Setting the story in Africa seemed to be the natural thing to do for the two filmmakers, as they believed the urban areas on the continent are experiencing the same upheavals and restructuring as post-war Italy.Tayler said Africa is currently re-inventing itself after the colonial era, the various wars of independence and the rise of true democracy.He added that Africa’s demographics are changing as rural communities flock to the cities. “The fastest rate of urbanisation in the world is taking place in sub-Saharan Africa. Young people from the countryside are seeking jobs in the city.”Tayler said that they plan to release the film in four-wall screenings in the ghetto video halls and other venues, as well as at an international world cinema festival. A four-wall screening is one which can take place in any space with four walls, seating, and appropriate sound and projection – in other words, a church or community hall, a library, or even an actual movie theatre.Applying ubuntu to filmmakingTayler works with the Yes! That’s Us filmmaking collective that applies the principles of ubuntu to filmmaking. The collective runs on the same principles as the Danish Dogme 95 pioneered by Lars Von Trier.Tayler said the collective “aims to steer African cinema towards autonomy and a sense of self that is rooted in who we actually are”.He added that Yes! That’s Us is a pan-African statement that has a philosophy and encourages collaboration. “We credit our films directed by Yes! That’s Us in deference to the role played by the collective in realising them,” he said.The collective has already produced and released two films; Divizionz and Yogera.Tayler is optimistic that the new creative energy and talent that abounds in the South African film industry will help develop local cinema.For the industry to grow, he believes that local filmmakers have to open up to the rest of Africa and forge new partnerships. “We are missing enormous opportunities in the rest of Africa. We hope to position ourselves out front,” he said.He also said that South African cinema will grow like any other film industry, by stumbling a few times before becoming successful. “We need to make a lot of bad films before the really great ones will emerge.”The story comes firstYes! That’s Us is currently pioneering a filmmaking technique called the GueREAListic approach – the name is taken from the guerrilla freedom fighters that liberated Africa. Film units are divided into small groups of people performing a number of tasks without a centralised command chain.The collective does not punt a director’s agenda and instead insists that the story comes first.“Everyone contributing to the finished film has ‘directed’ the film in one way or another. All that matters is the story and its connection to the audience,” said Tayler.The mandate also asks filmmakers to put Africa first, urges them to own their equipment, advises to not feed Western preconceptions of the continent, and encourages collaboration with other artists from other platforms such as music, dance and even fashion in order to make better films and broaden the audience.last_img read more