Valdez, La Salle players lead first volleyball national team tryouts

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Reyes expects ’23 for 23′ cadet Troy Rike to join Gilas in May Notable absences in the first tryouts were former captain Mika Reyes, national team mainstay Rachel Anne Daquis, and Lady Eagles Bea de Leon, Jho Maraguinot, and Maddie Madayag.National team hopefuls. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU’s Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, NU’s Jasmin Nabor, UE’s Kath Arado, and the UP pair of Isa Molde and Diana Carlos were also not on hand.The team is preparing for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia in August, as well as the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Cup in Thailand in September.Laban Pilipinas! 🏐 pic.twitter.com/I8K5aG25tP— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018ADVERTISEMENT First day of the national team tryouts at Arellano Gym in Legarda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlyssa Valdez and a slew of La Salle players were among those who attended the first tryouts of the Philippine women’s national volleyball team on Friday at Arellano Gym in Legarda.Eighteen of the 34 invitees were present in the first session under new national team head coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img READ: Ramil de Jesus is new PH women’s volleyball team coachFormer Lady Spikers Aby Maraño, Kim Fajardo, Ara Galang, Cha Cruz, and Melissa Gohing attended, as well as current players Dawn Macandili, Kianna Dy, and Majoy Baron.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 crownCollegiate standouts NU’s Jaja Santiago, UST’s Sisi Rondina, and Adamson’s Mylene Paat were also on hand, together with Jia Morado of Creamline, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Maika Ortiz, and CJ Rosario of Foton, and MJ Phillips and Rebecca Rivera of Sta. Lucia.Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaraño did not participate in the drills because of a hand injury, while Rondina and Santiago also begged off due to their scheduled UAAP games on Saturday. 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 MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments LVPI officials introduce Ramil de Jesus as the new Philippine women’s national volleyball team head coach. pic.twitter.com/Yn3WpMOq5b— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) April 13, 2018last_img read more

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WCW to Launch on Saturday

first_imgCome Saturday, May 28 at Club Gossip, the winners of the Liberia Music Contest (LMC), STUNNA and A-Raw, will be launching their first/debut single, “Women Crush Wednesday” or WCW, the song that won the LMC. The song, which is now on sale on ITune, has been rated as a true club banger with a catchy colloqua flow that can put anyone in session mode. But the youngsters are about business.“We believe that music is about business, so we don’t just want to make music without profit,” STUNNA explained in an interview highlighting problems local artists have faced.“We decided to come out with this show so that we can know our strength and market ourselves to the public. But we cannot do that by just releasing the song for free; we need money to keep our new found celebrity status,” STUNNA added.Still on the show, he said much cannot be said about their performance, but that it will be definitely great and worth the money paid for it. Junda Morris-Kennedy described the artists as “rising stars that give a breath of fresh air to the kind of amazing untapped talent on the rise in the Liberian Music Industry.”Africa’s leading music online distributor Africori and JMK, publicist of Junda Morris- Kennedy, organized the contest. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Saracens coach rejects Glasgow’s claim before Champions Cup quarter-final

first_imgnews Glasgow’s Callum Gibbins warns Saracens may suffer Twickenham hangover Share on Facebook Read more Saracens have rejected claims of gamesmanship made by Glasgow’s head coach, Dave Rennie, before Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final between the sides. The Warriors have accused the English champions of deliberately seeking to provoke opponents and have urged the match referee, Nigel Owens, not to fall for the tactic. Saracens Rugby union … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Mark McCall, however, has brushed aside Rennie’s view and also believes Scotland’s eventful Calcutta Cup draw against England this month will have no bearing on this supposed grudge match. “I’m not sure why he would say that,” the Saracens head coach said, referring to Rennie’s claim. “I’m not here to talk about them … I don’t really care what they say. We’ve got to do all the things we’ve done in these big matches over the last few years if we’re going to win.”Saracens beat Glasgow 38-13 at the same stage in Europe’s premier competition in 2017 and McCall, with Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and George Kruis all available having sat out last Saturday’s win over Harlequins, thinks his squad are well set for another strong finish to their season. “The squad’s got a bit of a love affair with this competition,” he said. “We had to go through quite a lot before we won the title but I think this is our eighth quarter-final in a row, which is quite an achievement. While we felt the pain of getting knocked out at the quarter-final stage last year, we’ve put ourselves in a much better position this year by having a home quarter-final.” Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Since you’re here… Reuse this content Champions Cup Topics The clubs have already had two feisty pool games this season, described as “very tasty encounters” by the Saracens captain Brad Barritt. Rennie, however, believes a pattern is emerging whenever they make a mistake or concede a penalty. He said: “Often if they make an error it’s followed by a lot of push and shove from them to maybe bring the referee in to change a decision.“We can’t afford to get sucked into that sort of stuff. It’s clearly a ploy. I’ve seen Saracens do it against every other side they play. We can’t be passive, but we’ve got to be smart around that sort of thing. We had a decision go our way [in the pool game at Scotstoun]; there was a bit of push and shove, Fraser Brown got penalised and they got three points out of it. I think Nigel’s pretty smart; he won’t get sucked into that.” Share on Messenger Glasgow Rugby Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Support The Guardianlast_img read more

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