first_imgLATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Creamline braces for a big PayMaya bounce back but at the same, is ready for a big bash as it guns for a sweep and the coveted Premier Volleyball League (PVL) crown before another expected full house Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s always good to be back at the place where you won your first ever championship,” said Valdez, who powered Ateneo to its first crown against thrice-to-beat archrival La Salle in Season 76 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at MoA Arena.The following year, the Lady Eagles completed their record sweep, also at the Pasay arena.With Thai reinforcement Kuttika Kaewpin complementing Valdez on the attacking end, towering replacement import Laura Schaudt settling down with the team’s play patterns and providing intimidating presence on the net, and the rest of the squad’s solid support, the Cool Smashers are all set for the big finish.But PayMaya coach Roger Gorayeb surely still has something up his sleeve and the multititled mentor is expected to spring a surprise to neutralize the Cool Smashers’ edge in power and momentum to force a sudden-death tiff on Sunday.Tess Rountree gears up for another spiking duel with Valdez and Kaewpin while fellow import Shelby Sullivan also hopes to raise the level of her game.ADVERTISEMENT The Cool Smashers go all out for the clincher at 3:45 p.m., confident of duplicating their 25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19 victory during Sunday’s opener of their best-of-three series for the PVL Season 2 Reinforced Conference title.Top player Alyssa Valdez is all set to steer the team to victory anew and take home the title that has eluded the Cool Smashers after a couple of third-place finishes in last year’s inaugurals of the league organized by Sports Vision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We all want to win, it’s not just me,” said Valdez. “More than ever, everyone wants this win, wants to win the championship, so teamwork is important each game.”So upbeat is the former Ateneo star that she also considers playing at MoA Arena a plus factor. Air Force likewise tries to finish off Cignal in their duel for the men’s crown.The Jet Spikers seek a follow up to their 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 30-28, 15-8 decision over the HD Spikers in Game 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lascuña seeks end to drought Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA porter of Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) is now dead after he fell from a moving truck on Sunday night.Dead is Dinesh Ramcharran, 26, of Tabatinga, Lethem.According to reports, Ramcharran fell to his death around 18:30h, as he was journeying to Central Rupununi’s Kumu trail from Lethem.This publication understands that Ramcharran was sitting on the cab of the truck when he fell off as the driver was manoeuvring through rough terrain.The driver stopped to check on the porter after some time had passed without any sign Ramcharran was still on the truck, and realised that the porter was missing.A search was launched and the now dead man’s motionless body was found lying on the trail some distance away.He was then rushed to the Lethem Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The 23-year-old driver has been taken into custody at the Lethem Police Station.This newspaper was told that a breathalyser test was done on the driver, which showed that his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit.Ramcharran’s body is presently at the Lethem Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.An investigation has been launched into the incident.last_img read more

first_imgThe Road Safety Authority Shuttle bus and roll-over car visited Mulroy College for three days.The event was organised to raise awareness of road safety among students.All students had the opportunity to visit the bus, experience a driving simulator, test their reaction time for braking and lots more. Students over 16 years experienced what it would be like in an accident if a car rolled over, they received a talk on the correct way to put on and wear a seat belt in order to minimise injuries in an accident.Younger students received a demonstration with dummies representing people in the car showing the importance of ensuring everybody wears a seat belt when travelling.During the three days Ms Louise Clara, Road Safety Promotion Officer, visited the school where she gave presentations on road safety to all students from first to 6th year. Local Gardaí were also in attendance at the talks.We spoke to two fifth year students, Caoimhe Blaney and Amy Mc Laughlin after coming off the roll-over car. Caoimhe said “it was so scary, to feel that my body had no control. The blood rushed to my head as the car turned but I could do nothing to help. I can only imagine what it would have been like there was speed involved.”Amy said “I loved trying the braking speed, but I was really bad at it. IT takes a lot of concentration when driving. I will not be speeding when I start driving and will be telling my family all about it”.The school committee would like to thank staff of the RSA, Mr Brian O Donnell, Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council and the local Gardaí for their help in securing the visit. SCHOOL ON RIGHT ROAD AS SAFETY BUS VISITS MULROY COLLEGE was last modified: March 11th, 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:donegalMulroy Collegeroad safety buslast_img read more