Unlimited support from patrons propels NU Pep Squad back to top

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University had won the UAAP Cheerdance Competition title for four straight years from 2013 to 2016 that when the title suddenly disappeared from its grasp in 2017, it bore a hole that took a year to be filled back.But in just a year, NU Pep Squad was finally able to return to the top and team captain Kevin Lacbong said it was the product of the unwavering support their coaches and management gave them.ADVERTISEMENT Lacbong said the higher-ups in the team made sure to tend to their every need and it was up to them to return the favor and ultimately win the prize that has left them in 2017.“They’ve supported us all the way through, they made sure that our everyday needs were met, they made sure we were eating right, they housed us in a condominium and not a lot of athletes are given that privilege,” said Lacbong in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Whatever skill we had, they made sure that we will improve on that.”Lacbong, a fourth year student in NU’s Bachelor of Physical Education, Sports and Wellness Management program, even said that they can confidently say that the program has grown to be the best in the country. “I can say that this is the best team in the Philippines, and probably in Asia because this is such a strong team,” said Lacbong, who is also a Dean’s Lister in NU.Team Manager Mark Gaw said half the team is comprised of Dean’s Listers in their respective majors.Head coach Ghicka Bernabe added that they’re focusing on the team not just in the level of the players’ physical prowess but also in their capabilities in the classroom.“We always monitor their grades, we have academic coaches, we have tutors for them and we don’t tolerate bad grades,” said Bernabe in Filipino. “It’s a competition to the team they make sure their grades are high and we really appreciate that they’re putting a priority on their studies.”Gaw said that their first focus in helping the players is the student part of the “student-athlete.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “Our emphasis on an NU student-athlete is the student part and we make sure to give them time off from training to ponder on things and of course we make sure that they have the resources,” said Gaw.Lacbong added that even though they’ve received great support from their coaches and the team’s management, they made sure to stay grounded and continue improving.“The coaches taught us that our feet should always be on the ground and that we should always be eager in improving our skills,” said Lacbong.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan07:01In front of hometown crowd, Carlos Yulo captures SEA Games gold02:14Carpio 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Azkals scramble to 2nd win in Suzuki Cup Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Accused “fake” cop slapped with several robbery charges

first_imgA 21-year-old man accused of pretending to be a cop was on Wednesday slapped with several robbery charges and appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ CourtsDaquan Robinson denied that on December 7, 2019, at Church Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Keon Crandon of $600. It was also alleged that on December 8, 2019, at Merriman Mall, Bourda, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Gary Hartman of a quantity of items valued $43,000. He was also charged for robbing Desmond Daniels on December 8, 2019 at Orange Walk, Bourda, of one phone valued $5000. Additionally, it is alleged that on December 8, 2019 at Orange Walk, Bourda, he had in his possession two iPhones suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.Police Prosecutor David Goodman told the court that Hartman was in the Merriman Mall walking with his haversack containing documents on his back when he was approached by Robinson, who stated that he was an officer on duty and requested to conduct a search of the victim.The court heard that when Robinson was asked by the Virtual Complainant (VC) to produce his Police badge, he pointed a fake gun at the man and relieved him of the haversack. The court heard that Robinson then told the VC to run or he would shoot him.Prosecutor Goodman also related that with respect to Daniels’ case, the VC, who is a security guard, was asleep in a chair when the defendant pushed his hands into his pocket and took out his phone. He then made good his escape. A Police patrol saw the defendant and carried out a search of his person and the stolen items were recovered. Following the Prosecutor’s submission, Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded Robinson to prison.The case will continue on December 30, 2019.last_img read more

Telus and Bell cell phone users affected by outage in B.C. Peace

first_imgTelus is currently investigating the problem and hope to have a solution shortly.  The Telus outage will also affect Bell Mobility customers as they use the same towers as Telus customers.Once we learn more, we will post another update.In the meantime, let us know if you have cell phone service where you are.  Email news@moosefm.ca or post it on our Facebook Page.- Advertisement –last_img

Willian warns Hazard as Chelsea teammates prepare to clash at World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Willian spoke to the media at Brazil’s base in Sochi on Wednesday © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDASOCHI, Russian Federation, Jul 4 – Brazil star Willian says he is looking forward to coming out on top when he faces his club colleague Eden Hazard in the World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium.The teams meet in Kazan on Friday evening with Brazil the favourites, despite the quality in a Belgian side captained by Hazard, who plays with Willian at Chelsea. “He is a very humble player and I like being with him on a daily basis at club level. But now it is time for each of us to defend our corner and I hope to come out on top,” Willian said at Brazil’s training base in Sochi on Wednesday.“He is one of the best players in the world, but now I am on a different side and I want to do everything to win. I know we will remain friends after,” added the 29-year-old, who will also be facing Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Willian is expected to keep his place in coach Tite’s starting line-up for the game after producing his best performance at the World Cup so far in Monday’s 2-0 victory against Mexico.It was a performance which suggested the five-time winners of the trophy were comfortable with their tag as favourites, having recorded three straight wins since an opening 1-1 draw against Switzerland.“The team has evolved since the first game,” Willian added. “There was nervousness in that first match, a more complicated start against Switzerland, and we have grown step by step. I think we are at the same level as in the qualifiers.”He added that Neymar is getting better by the game, but the same can be said of Willian himself, who is one of the few survivors from the 2014 squad.“I am more mature and have more experience than at the last World Cup, and the team is more consistent,” insisted Willian, who appeared from the bench in the 7-1 semi-final humiliation against Germany in 2014.Brazil will leave their base on Russia’s Black Sea coast for the final time on Thursday to head to Kazan for Friday’s game.With Marcelo and Douglas Costa having shaken off injuries, it is the first time in this World Cup that Tite has had his whole squad fit.However, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro will miss the match due to suspension, with Fernandinho expected to replace him.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Football legend Pele released from hospital

first_imgThe Paris Saint-Germain forward posted a photo on his Instagram account Monday of himself alongside a smiling Pele in his hospital bed with the two holding hands.“I want to thank you deeply for your positive thoughts and get-well wishes,” Pele said in a statement cited by Brazilian news website Globo Sport.“Thanks to the great affection of the medical team at the American hospital of Paris, I am travelling home soon.”The three-time World Cup winner was admitted to hospital with a urinary infection last Wednesday, the day after appearing at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe.Brazil’s G1 reported that Pele had intended to come out of hospital on Saturday to return to Brazil but had been delayed by further tests.The infection was not serious and was under control, members of Pele’s entourage had said.“Thank you so much for all the love! The antibiotics are working,” Pele tweeted on Friday. “I’m feeling much better and I think I’m ready to play again!”Pele has had several health issues in recent years.A similar infection put him in intensive care in November 2014.In 2016, Pele, who played 1,363 professional matches, scoring 1,281 goals, was unable to light the flame at the Rio Olympics because of severe pain in the hip.“I was not physically fit to participate in the opening of the Games,” he said at the time.In January 2018, he cancelled a trip to London fearing a “stressful” and “tiring” journey.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pele was hospitalised after meeting Kylian Mbappe at a promotional event in Paris © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Apr 9 – Football great Pele has been released from hospital in Paris and will return to Brazil in the “coming hours,” Brazilian media reported Monday, citing his spokesman.The 78-year-old’s discharge came after Neymar paid him a visit in hospital in the suburbs of the French capital.last_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgSt. Patrick’s N.S. Guest TeaSt. Patrick’s N.S. would like to thank everyone who attended their recent Guest Tea. Special thanks to the organisers, Table Hosts and anyone who helped out on the night, so far over €1,000 has been raised for school funds with more donations still coming in. Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 19th Apr 7.30-9.30 pm Leaders this week Claire & Aidan.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 10th Apr 03, 11, 16, 21. No jackpot winner, 1 winner. €100 Michael Harkin, Creeslough Next weeks jackpot €950 Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAABingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results 26-03-13 LK,RN,MO,MH 5 matched 2 Eileen O Donnell ,Y. Gallagher, Bridie Bonar, Bingo Ryan Carlin Convoy. Passie Tinney, Raphoe Next Weeks jackpot €3,100Club DonegalAnyone interested in joining this year will receive club Donegal jackets and free entry in to any club league and championships men’s games and the first 23 in will have an option to purchase 2 tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game .Padre Pio PilgrimageThe pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Benevento, Cattolica Loreto and Pietrelcina will take place from Aug 26th – Sep 03rd Flight Ex Dublin. Further details from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410816 or 071 9851129 Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class this Wed 20th March in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

THOUSANDS EXPECTED IN THE DIAMOND FOR RETURN OF GALLANT DONEGAL TEAMS

first_imgThousands of people are set to throng The Diamond in Donegal Town tonight when the Donegal Minor and Senior teams return home.Jim McGuinness and Michael Murphy arriving in The Diamond in 2012 with the Sam Maguire cup.Both teams will get a huge welcome home despite being beaten in their respective All-Ireland Final games at Croke Park yesterday.Traffic arrangements are now being put in place for the homecoming. Declan Bonner’s minor team are due to arrive around 8pm while Jim McGuinness and his team are due to arrive around 8.30pm.The senior team will initially arrive in Pettigo at 6.45pm and stay until 7.30pm while the minors will arrive in Ballyshannon at 7.30pm and arrive in Donegal Town at 8pm.There will be live entertainment in The Diamond from around 7pm to entertain the crowds.In 2012, ecstatic crowds braved lashing rain to welcome home the All-Ireland champions and the Sam Maguire cup. But with the current dry weather spell of recent days, a huge crowd is expected in The Diamond.Ed Byrne, PRO of the Donegal County Board, said he hopes fans come out and support both teams whom he said had done remarkably well.He added that he hopes that the teams will arrive at The Diamond at the specified times.THOUSANDS EXPECTED IN THE DIAMOND FOR RETURN OF GALLANT DONEGAL TEAMS was last modified: September 22nd, 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) Tags:donegalHOMECOMINGJim McGuinnessTHE DIAMONDlast_img read more

A.V. seeking space jobs

first_img The governor’s team has met with the companies’ representatives, said Eric Daniels, the California Space Authority’s director of state and local government relations. “We want to find out what they are needing to make California attractive to them,” Daniels said. “At this point we don’t know what is needed. The teams themselves don’t know. It’s early in the process.” Although NASA narrowed the field of competitors down to two teams in June, the agency’s formal call for proposals from the teams won’t come until probably mid-November. NASA is looking to select one team in 2006 to build the craft. Once state officials get a better handle on what the contractors need, they will approach local entities to let them know what will be required to get involved in seeking work. The officials will also have an idea as to state legislation that might be required, Daniels said. In Florida, a similar team has been set up to help make that state more competitive for work on the program. Florida advocates argue that building the crew exploration vehicle in their state makes sense because it will avoid transportation time and costs in shipping it to the Kennedy Space Center. It would also avoid duplication of effort in having the spaceship built by one team and then having a Florida team conduct the final preparation for launch. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Similar letters will be sent to the two contractor teams vying for the rights to build the spacecraft. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade has been working with the state’s space advocacy group, the California Space Authority, to try to encourage political leaders to pursue work on the program, which is estimated to cost more than $100 billion. The main focus now is building awareness of the program with political leaders, Hart said. “We became aware that other states are rallying their forces together to get this work,” Hart said. “We have a work force that can take on some of that work.” In August, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered the creation of a high-level team to look for ways to lure to California work on the nation’s next manned spacecraft. That team includes the California Space Authority; the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency; and the labor and Workforce Development Agency. LANCASTER – As Lockheed Martin and a Northrop Grumman-Boeing team vie to build the nation’s next manned spaceship, Antelope Valley leaders are seeking to bring jobs from the program to California. In a letter to NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, 32 members of the state’s congressional delegation cited California’s past involvement with space exploration, including serving as the site of the construction of the space shuttle fleet. “Today, California continues to offer world-class space manufacturing and testing facilities as well as an experienced work force capable of designing, developing, and manufacturing the CEV (crew exploration vehicle),” the letter states. “We believe that NASA’s utilization of these existing California facilities and trained California work force can result in cost savings on the CEV program and ensure a high level of expertise on a project that requires high levels of exactitude.” Among those signing the letter were Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, whose district includes Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale – a potential work site for the program. Also signing the letter was Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Bakersfield, whose district includes Edwards Air Force Base – a potential landing site for the spacecraft. last_img read more

49ers mailbag: Does Jimmy G have sharper grasp of Kyle’s offense?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Full-team practices are underway on the 49ers practice fields, so let’s open up the Twitter mailbag after our first look Tuesday at the organized team activities:Would love to see how the new edge guys look out there, Dee Ford and Nick Bosa. (@KBNFLScout)The good news: Ford’s much-advertised first step is indeed blistering, as right tackle Mike McGlinchey testified after Ford strutted his stuff not just on a pass rush but a run stop. The bad news: Bosa strained his right …last_img