MANILA, Philippines—The first half of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament has come to an end.This is the point where teams are starting to position themselves to be legitimate title contenders or just lousy pretenders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAteneo has so far taken pole position at the end of the first round with a 6-1 record but defending champion De La Salle and University of Santo Tomas are right behind with the two teams tied at the No. 2 spot with 5-2 records.University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University found themselves stuck in a tough race with both teams sharing fourth place with 4-3 cards. Despite sharing the same role as rookie Jolina Dela Cruz, Tiamzon has coexisted fairly well with her younger teammate.The Lady Spikers had a quick affair on Saturday, taking care of FEU in straight sets, 25-15, 25-19, 26-24, and Tiamzon wasn’t only the team’s offensive leader as she was also the emotional chief.Tiamzon took the mantle from injured captain Desiree Cheng last week and she continued being that de facto leader even when their skipper returned to the floor.Her 13 points in La Salle’s win over the Lady Tamaraws seemed like an icing on the cake for Tiamzon’s true value within the Lady Spikers.6. Ponggay Gaston (Ateneo de Manila University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/APonggay Gaston. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKat Tolentino has been the one receiving much of the praise for Ateneo’s success in the outside hitter position in the past four weeks of the tournament.This week, though, Ponggay Gaston showed that she could also be the main factor within the Lady Eagles’ offense.Gaston, who was overlooked for much of the season, had a solid week for the Lady Eagles averaging 13 points in Ateneo’s two wins.7. Princess Robles (National University, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/APrincess Robles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNierva isn’t the only rookie making a splash at NU. Week 5, though, was a different playing field for De Leon as she not only snap out of her funk, she did it in style.De Leon had her first double-digit scoring games this week as she led Ateneo to a pair of wins to finish with a 6-1 mark at the end of the first round. Her performance also earned her the Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week citation.The fifth-year Lady Eagle soared this week posting an average of 13.5 points in the two outings against NU and Adamson.2. Cherry Rondina (University of Santo Tomas, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 3Last week: No.2Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s no denying that Cherry Rondina is the league’s most potent scorer.Rondina and the Golden Tigresses had just one game this week and the 5-foot-6 dynamo showed just how lethal she is on the offensive end with 17 points in a straight sets win over University of the East, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20.That production, which was well within her 17.4 average, made Rondina the league’s leading scorer at the end of the first round with a total of 122 points.3. Jennifer Nierva (National University, libero)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AJennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis year’s rookie class is positioning itself as arguably the best batch since 2012 saw Ara Galang and Alyssa Valdez burst into the UAAP scene.A certain youngster in UST may be capturing the limelight with her scoring prowess but there’s one Lady Bulldog slowly making her name in the collegiate scene through her impressive defense. 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Bea De Leon (Ateneo de Manila University, middle blocker)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/ABea de Leon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBea De Leon was on a slump in the tournament’s first four weeks posting meager production of just six points a game in the Ateneo’s first five games, although the Lady Eagles went 4-1 in that stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Lady Bulldogs have six rookies this season, including injured setter Joyme Cagande, but this week saw two of them shine the brightest.As Nierva anchored NU’s defense, Princess Robles was the one leading the offense.Robles was crucial in the Lady Bulldogs’ 1-1 campaign this week as she averaged 17.5 points in those two games.And it wasn’t just this week that Robles produced stellar numbers, she ended the first round at the No. 5 spot in the Best Scorers table with a total of 101 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Enter NU’s Jennifer Nierva.The Lady Bulldogs went 1-1 this week, which was the key factor why Nierva wasn’t named Player of the Week, and a huge part of that split was the rookie libero’s near impenetrable ground game.Nierva averaged 27.5 excellent digs and 29.5 successful receptions this week.4. Eya Laure (University of Santo Tomas, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 3Last week: No.1Eya Laure. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEya Laure had to settle for the No. 4 spot after UST played only one game this week.Laure, though, was still impressive in her own right putting up 15 points against UE and her production created a ripple effect bigger than what she did on the match itself.The rookie finished the first round with a total of 117 points making her the second leading scorer behind teammate Rondina.Now talk about a golden duo.5. Tin Tiamzon (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/ATin Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle played just one game this week and Tin Tiamzon used that lone match to show that she’s still one of the Lady Spikers’ most viable options. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
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Photo: Pat Pimm, pictured with Premier Gordon Campbell and Legislative Clerk E. George MacMinn, was sworn in today at the BC Legislature as the new MLA for Peace River North. June 8, 2009 – SubmittedPremier Gordon Campbell says he’ll unveil a new cabinet on Wednesday and recall the legislature on August 25th.- Advertisement -The Premier made the announcement after Liberal MLA’s were sworn in Monday afternoon. This included newly elected Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm and Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom.Campbell says his government will also table a new budget on September 1st.Campbell says the government will try to maintain its goal of keeping the deficit at 495 million dollars, but he warns that when facts change, the government must also make changes.Some observers have said it will almost impossible for the government to hold the deficit to 495 million dollars amid the recession and the actual number could be as high as two billion.Advertisement
Gary Hilderman won the Cactus series race #7, Wednesday night. He had a time of 24:14 minutes for a long loop. Richard Howes was close behind at 24:23. Ryan Dumeresq was third at 25:06 and Pat Ferris 4th at 25:45. Trevor McDonnell was 5th at 26:59.Tammy Howes was 6th at 29:58, Adam Currie 35:19 and Ken Nix 38:04. LT McDonnell had 3:05 minutes for the little loop.- Advertisement -Thanks to Jolea for timing!Coming up:-Thursday Baldonnel time trial at 7 pm-Sunday is the first Sunday mountain bike race of the season. 2009 Champion Trevor McDonnel will try to hold off double Wednesday night winner Gary Hilderman, 4 time past champ Pat Ferris and a fast Richard Howes. This should be an interesting series on the new Cactus Trails, on the 103 road.Advertisement Photo – Gary Hilderman hangs on for a victory on Wednesday night. Submitted photo.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Covering some 560 acres, Piute Ponds are located at the base’s far southwest corner. They were formed beginning in 1961 after Los Angeles County built a dike along Avenue C to prevent treated effluent from its District 14 Wastewater Treatment Plant from flowing onto the Rosamond Dry Lakebed. The ponds have become a stop for birds on the Pacific Flyway, which is a common route for many species of birds as they travel south for the winter or north in the spring. “We have people come from all over the country to watch birds at Piute,” said Mark Hagan, Edwards’ natural resource manager. The newly installed facilities include a welcome sign with a map showing the route of the walking tour, six signs that provide information about the plants, animals and insects that inhabit the area, and a covered observation deck that provides visitors some protection from the elements. Bailey Elementary School teacher Kristie Grubb has been taking second-graders to the ponds for eight years. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – An observation deck and informational signs have been added to benefit visitors at one of Edwards Air Force Base’s most unlikely spots – a man-made wetlands on the edge of a dry lake bed inhabited by migratory waterfowl and other wildlife. More than 200 species of birds have been documented in the waters and among the reeds and grasses of Piute Ponds, which were created by a dike made in 1961 and are kept full by treated effluent released from Lancaster’s sewage treatment plant. “If you haven’t been here before, you’ll be surprised by what you find when you get here,” said Col. Drew Jeter, 95th Air Base Wing commander. “These ponds are man-made, but we are lucky to have them.” Jeter and two elementary school pupils cut the ribbon during a recent ceremony to signify the installation of the observation deck and informational signs placed along the walking path that loops around some of ponds. “The kids love coming here. I love to watch the look on their faces when they see all that water,” Grubb said. People who want to visit the ponds must request access from Edwards’ Environmental Management Office. Call (661) 277-1401 or e-mail email@example.com to receive an access letter.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Having waited 46 years, another few hours felt like a breeze to wait for Donal Coyle.The retired school principal was elected this evening on the ninth count in the Letterkenny Municipal District.Coyle, a native of Fanad, took 1,192 first preferences – the third highest number of number ones in the area. “I had to wait a while to get elected, but I always knew that there was a seat there for me,” Coyle, a long-time Fianna Fáil activist, told Donegal Daily.“I’m involved in politics for over 45 years now. The first election I got involved in was back in 1973.“I’ve been on winning teams over the years and had very few defeats. This is the icing on the cake for me.”Donal Coyle with Charlie McConalogueTwenty years ago, Coyle stood as a candidate in the now-defunct urban council in Letterkenny and took only 116 votes. He said: “I always had the belief that I would come back – and now I have come back.“I’m delighted tonight. I was confident.“Predictions were made on some platforms that hadn’t me in the top nine. That could have scuppered my chances because people like to back winners.“I always believed that I would be a winner – and I’ve proved that I am a winner.”Donal Coyle with his director of elections, Peter J PattonCoyle was elected alongside fellow Fianna Fáil candidate Manus Kelly on the ninth count with FF’s Ciaran Brogan topping the poll. Coyle said: “It’s a great night for the Fianna Fáil party in Letterkenny, taking three seats.”Coyle is heavily involved in community and sporting organisations and paid tribute to his team, led by Peter J Patton, his director of elections.He said: “My team were out night after night and it took it all. That showed on the polls. I got a huge first preference vote.“I have a good track record of working in the community and that showed in my vote. I want to thank every voter who has put their confidence in me. “I’m delighted that the people put their faith in me.”Elections 2019: Worth the wait as Donal Coyle finally takes a seat in Lifford was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 local electionsCiaran BroganDonal Coylefianna failletterkennyLetterkenny Municipal DistrictManus Kelly
After watching Jacob Evans struggle in his rookie season, the Warriors are moving last year’s No. 1 pick to point guard, assistant general manager Larry Harris revealed before Thursday night’s NBA Draft.In an interview on 95.7 FM’s “The Damon Bruce Show,” Harris said Evans will head to Summer League with a purpose.“This summer’s big for him,” Harris said. “We’re going to play him exclusively at point guard the entire Summer League, both in Sacramento and in Vegas. We think that’s going to …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Do you work for the township, county, city, or state government? Apple Farm Service appreciates everything you do to keep our streets, parks, neighborhoods, and communities maintained and safe. They would like to say thank you with a special day just for you.Apple Farm Service is excited to announce their first annual Local Government Appreciation Days. Anyone who works for any level of government (whether local, state, or federal) are invited to join them!Mark your calendars for these dates:• Covington Store, 10120 West Versailles Rd., Covington. Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m. untill 3 p.m.• Mechanicsburg Store, 12446 East State Rt 29, Mechanicsburg, Thursday, June 13, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.Government employees can stop by for prize giveaways, product demonstrations, test drives, and equipment education. Apple Farm Service will also be firing up the grill for a cook-out lunch.Product specialists will be on site to provide equipment education, lessons to find the best deals with government bidding and purchasing programs, and product demonstrations. Mowers, tractors, skid steers, attachments, and everything grounds care and construction will be on display.This free event is a small token of appreciation for everything you do for our communities.
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A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The British newspaper The Guardian launches a new iPhone app today, which the paper touts as delivering more frequent updates and broader content. But the rationale behind the new app isn’t simply to provide a better user experience, but to initiate the new subscription model that this digital version of the app will provide.The Guardian already has an iPhone app, one that will be supplanted by today’s release. Since it launched in December 2009, it’s been downloaded over 200,000 times, and paper says it has a “significantly high” user retention rate, with 75% of those who’ve downloaded it continuing to use it on a monthly basis. 25% use it every single day. Rather than charging a one-time fee to download the app – as with the old version – the new one is free but introduces an ongoing subscription: £2.99 for 6 months and £3.99 for 12 months. For U.S. customers – only about 8% of the app’s readership, according to The Guardian – the app will be ad-supported. The existing app will continue to be available, but only for the next six months when it will be shuttered.With the introduction of a subscription fee, The Guardian’s iPhone app joins the newspapers that are trying to find new ways to monetize their content for online readers. According to paidContent, The Guardian has “devalued itself on mobile to between four and 12 percent of its equivalent print subscription price.” Whether or not that makes it seem like a good deal for newspaper readers, however, remains to be seen. Tags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market