Tigresses, Lady Spikers pull off hard-earned wins

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “My load certainly got lighter  because I don’t have to tell my teammates what to do because they’ll just do their job without being told to do so,” said Rondina.Flora led the Lady Falcons with 14 points while Soyud and Chiara Permentilla had 13 and 12 points, respectively.Men’s divisionIt was a reversal in the men’s side as Adamson outlasted UST, 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14, while Ateneo dismantled La Salle, 25-23, 25-22, 25-15.Tony Koyfmann had 15 points to lead the Blue Eagles while Chumason Njigha and Ishmael Rivera added 10 points apiece for the Season 80 runners-up.Ateneo head coach Timothy Sto. Tomas said he was surprised that they were able to pull off a sweep against the Green Spikers since the Blue Eagles are on a rebuild after the departure of setter Ish Polvorosa and Marck Espejo due to graduation.“This is definitely a morale-booster because people are saying that now that we don’t have Marck or Ish anymore, we won’t have any  more scorers,” said Sto. Tomas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Golden Tigresses finished at 4-10 in the previous season despite Cherry Rondina and then-rookie Alessandrini’s stellar efforts.Rondina scored a total of 296 points, the best mark in the league, to become the Best Scorer while Alessandrini had 105 points en route to clinching Rookie of the Year honors.UST coach Kung Fu Reyes was proud of how his younger stars supported Rondina.“This was a test of character and this really is the team we’ve been searching for a long time,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Before, Sisi would score 30 points and we’d still lose.”Laure and Rondina both had 17 points to lead all UST scorers while Alessandrini added 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Tigresses erected an early 5-0 lead after Lady Falcon Eli Soyud touched the net, padding the lead to 13-4 with a service ace by Eya Laure.Milena Alessandrini finished off the match with UST’s final two points, including the game-clinching one with a block on Bernadette Flora.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the nightcap, La Salle kicked off its four-peat bid by bringing down archrival Ateneo, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19.La Salle is aiming to become the first team since UST, which won seven straight from 1985 to 1991, to win four consecutive titles. Painters seek PBA redemption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ University of Santo Tomas is off to an impressive start after outlasting Adamson, 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6, in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

24-hour lab services at New Amsterdam hospital

first_imgNew Amsterdam Regional Hospital is now offering 24-hour operations in its medical laboratory. The round-the-clock service began in February after the labs were relocated to a new building within the hospital compound. Services include microbiology, serology, biochemistry and haematology tests.A medical technologist at work at the New Amsterdam Regional HospitalTechnical Advisor to the Public Health Ministry, Dr Samantha Kennedy, recently had a walk-thru of the labs.“I remember when I was working here a couple of years ago…from 2007 to 2009, the problem we had was that there was no place for the lab technician to sleep at night, and so it was an extra cost on the hospital. Every time somebody comes in and needs the service after 4pm, you would have to get a driver, a vehicle to go for that person, and it takes time, because people are living at various distances. So for that person to get the care they needed in terms of labs, it took a long time,” she is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.“Our laboratory services have been improved because of the new structure that we have, and we are working on getting the backlog of lab work…and on getting more equipment so that we can move at a faster pace,” Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Colin Bynoe added.last_img read more

Teens charged, remanded for phone robbery

first_imgClosed-circuit television (CCTV) footage circulated on social media about a week ago, showing a group of young men making their way along a street in the city, when two of the teens suddenly walked up to another young man, quickly snatched the phone he was using and took off running.Remanded: Daniel McArthurThe footage obtained from the building under which the Virtual Complainant was standing made it possible for the victim to positively identify the perpetrators, who were on Friday hurled before the court of law to answer to a robbery charge.Daniel McArthur, Shawn Inniss and Hurrcarlaus Harris, all 18 years old, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on October 17, 2019, at Camp Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of each other, they robbed Ethan Mookho of two cellphones valued $298,000.Shawn InnissAnother charge against McArthur alleged that on October 11, 2019, at Georgetown, he stole one handbag valued $5000, a phone valued $65,000 and $2000 from Juliette Wills. To this charge, the teen also pled not guilty.After the charges were read, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail being granted to the three teenagers on the grounds that Mookho was stabbed to the back with an ice-pick whilst giving chase to the defendants when the robbery occurred.Hurrcarlaus HarrisThe court further heard that the teenagers were positively identified by the victims as the persons who robbed them, as it was captured on CCTV.As such, Magistrate Daly upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded the trio to prison until November 29, 2019.last_img read more


first_imgLos Angeles International Airport 1 World Way, Los Angeles; (310) 646-5252. The world’s fifth-busiest airport is undergoing a major transformation, including a $725 million renovation of the Tom Bradley International Terminal that got under way early this year. The Bradley Terminal is one of nine connected by a U-shaped, two-level roadway. Curbside baggage check-in is available on the upper departure level. Short-term parking is available on site, with long-term parking offered at remote lots served by free shuttles. Van Nuys Airport 16461 Sherman Way, Van Nuys; (818) 785-8838. Van Nuys Airport is the world’s busiest general aviation airport, averaging nearly 500,000 takeoffs and landings annually. More than 100 businesses are located on the 730-acre airport, including six major fixed-base operators and numerous aviation service companies. Nearby, the FlyAway bus terminal at 7610 Woodley Ave. offers round-trip service between Van Nuys and LAX. Some 750,000 passengers a year make the trip, paying $6 for a round-trip ticket and $4 a day to park. Palmdale Regional Airport 41000 20th St. E., Palmdale; (661) 266-7602. Owned by the city of Los Angeles, Palmdale Airport is in the Antelope Valley, on a 60-acre site at Air Force Plant 42. It features a 9,000-square-foot terminal capable of handling up to 300,000 passengers annually. The airport will reopen in June, with United Airlines providing daily jet service to San Francisco International Airport. Bob Hope Airport 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank; (818) 840-8840. Easily accessible to Valley travelers, the airport is served by Alaska, America West, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United airlines. Short- and long-term and valet parking is available on site. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Ronaldo on Fergie: He’s the best coach EVER but I still don’t understand him!

first_img1 Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he still cannot understand what his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is saying.The Real Madrid star, the subject of a film documentary about his life which is now on general release, spoke of his respect for the legendary Scot in an interview with Jonathan Ross, describing Ferguson as ‘the best coach I ever had’.But he confessed that he still finds the Glaswegian’s accent impenetrable, stating: “I still don’t understand him. In the beginning, I had a translator, a Brazilian man, of course, basically only for him.”Ronaldo has described Ferguson as a ‘father figure’ and he told Ross that has has never forgotten his old manager’s compassion in allowing him to visit his late father – who suffered from alcoholism – when he was ill.“I just have to say thank you for what (Ferguson) did for me,” he said.“We had an important game in the Champions League and I said, ‘Coach I need to go to see my daddy’ and I was a key player, I was a very important player and he said, ‘Listen, your personal life, your family is the important thing that you have in your life. If you want to go three days, four days, five days you can go’.“This moment is what I keep for me because it was the most important time in my life and he shared it with me. This is why I respect him and for me he’s the best coach I ever had.”Ronaldo, who spent six years at United before moving to Real, also spoke of his affection for his time in England.“I respect English people a lot because they are very polite and they respect (you),” he added.“But it’s true, the time I spent here, people treated me unbelievably. I’m never going to forget that.”last_img read more


first_imgDonegal travel to Celtic Park tonight to do battle with neighbours Derry in the Allianz National Football League round 5 clash.The two sides have made bright starts to the campaign and both are still in contention for a playoff position, so the game takes on added significance.At the beginning of the season, supporters of each county would have been delighted if told that they would be in this position are having played four games. Derry have a new manager in John Brennan while Donegal also looked to be rebuilding under Jim McGuiness.Derry were particularly impressive away to Kildare but were surprisingly beaten by Laois at home on their next outing. They got their season back on the rails with a victory away to Sligo last weekend, although they were made to work hard for the points.Donegal defeated Meath last weekend and have plenty to shout about after four games. They will have plenty of confidence going to Derry this weekend and will fear no-one in this section.McGuinness will be hoping he can get plenty of scores from the ever reliable Michael Murphy while Derry will be dependent on Paddy Bradley up front. If Donegal can keep Bradley quiet, then they can add to their win in Meath last weekend and push for a place back in Division One again.*A full report on the game will be carried later this evening.EndsDONEGAL PUSH FOR PLACE IN DIVISION ONE AS THEY FACE DERRY was last modified: March 19th, 2011 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)last_img read more


first_imgA MAN quizzed by murder squad detectives over the death of pensioner Seamus Doherty in Glenswilly was last night released without charge.The man, in his 40s, was released from custody at Letterkenny Garda station, 24 hours after his arrest.A woman in her 50s is still being questioned. She was arrested this morning in the Letterkenny area. The 67 year old victim was found dead in the bathroom of his home at Drumacanoo, Glenswilly in the early hours of Sunday morning last.He had been strangled.Mr Doherty was well known in the Letterkenny and Glenswilly areas.Gardai still want to hear from anyone who may have seen him between 9pm last Saturday on Letterkenny Main Street and his death at around 1.40am on Sunday past.  MAN RELEASED IN SEAMUS DOHERTY MURDER PROBE, WOMAN STILL HELD was last modified: June 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe winners of the Nik Kershaw tickets for tonight’s gig at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny are Susan Grace from Ramelton and Mary McGrath from Letterkenny.Nik KershawBoth correctly completed the song title ‘I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On You.’Enjoy the gig ladies! THE WINNERS OF THE FREE NIK KERSHAW TICKETS ARE ……… was last modified: September 5th, 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:An Grianan TheatreletterkennyNik Kershawlast_img read more

Coffee morning for a very special man

first_imgA very special coffee morning to remember a very special man will be held in the CoLab at LYIT tomorrow (Wed).The coffee morning in memory of Kieran Henderson takes place in the canteen from 10am.Kieran was a valued member of the Cloud Ranger team and a friend to all in the CoLab. There will be lots of tea, coffee and tasty treats as well as time to recall experiences shared with Kieran.All donations will go to the Amazing Grace Initiative (Buncrana), a cause which was very close to Kieran’s heart.Everyone is welcome to the event which kicks off at 10am. See you all there.davCoffee morning for a very special man was last modified: May 28th, 2019 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:Amazing Gracecoffee morningCoLabKieran HendersonLYITlast_img read more

Air Barrier or Vapor Barrier? – Building Science Podcast

first_img_This podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called “Building Science Fundamentals” taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation._ For information on attending a live class, go to BuildingScienceSeminars.com In our last episode, Dr. John Straube argued that building energy-efficient buildings takes just a little extra thought but makes economic sense. In this show, Dr. Joe Lstiburek offers a simple comparison between air barriers and vapor barriers, and warns that we need to worry more about airtightness if we want to keep our homes healthy and dry. __________________________________________________ Smaller holes mean less moisture in your wall You have to understand the difference between air and vapor. Vapor barriers can be ripped and torn and full of holes because the amount of water vapor that passes through due to diffusion is very small compared to the amount of water that can go through a hole or a crack due to an air pressure difference. I can move air, and if that air moves and there’s vapor in it the air will carry the vapor with it. For that to happen I need a hole and an air pressure difference. The likelihood of having a hole is very high. And the likelihood of having an air pressure difference is even higher. So it behooves us to get rid of as many of the big holes as possible, and try to get as many of the small holes as well, but at the end of the day we’re still going to have some holes. It also means we ought to reduce the air pressures as much as we can, but at the end of the day we’re still going to have some air pressure differences. No matter how good we are, some vapor’s going to be carried by air as a result of a pathway and a pressure difference. Now let’s put that aside. Diffusion moves much less water than air leaks If I have no holes, and I have no air pressure difference, but I have vapor on one side and I don’t have much vapor on the other side, I’m going to have a vapor pressure difference. And that material, depending on how easy it is for the water molecules to burrow through, will pass the water molecules. We call that vapor diffusion. Gypsum board is very vapor-open, so a lot of water will diffuse through it in the vapor form. But gypsum board is a fantastic air barrier. So if I installed gypsum board on the inside, and if I taped all of the joints together, and I had no windows — in other words a gypsum board box with five sides on a concrete slab, and I just caulked the bottom edge of the gypsum board to the slab — I would have a wonderful air barrier system. And I would have absolutely no moisture carried by air transport. Now here’s the rub: the vapor transport is negligible compared to cutting a one-square-inch hole in that box and having just a modest air pressure difference between the inside and the outside. So what’s more important in controlling moisture transport? Air tightness. Now for the vapor tightness I could enclose maybe 90% of that enclosure with paint, which would be a vapor retarder. And the 10% I didn’t get — who cares? I’m reducing 90% of a small number. So I don’t really care if my vapor control layer is continuous because it doesn’t move that much moisture. But it’s real important that my air control layer is continuous. So air barrier continuity is much more significant that vapor barrier continuity. Vapor barriers still work if they have holes in them Now where it get’s real exciting, and interesting to me, is a concrete slab. So let’s say I’m putting 4 inches of concrete on top of the ground, and before I pour it I put down a plastic sheet — that sheet will be my vapor barrier. So let’s say before I pour my concrete I walk on the plastic sheet with golf shoes for about two hours. So what’s the total surface area of the punctures compared to the total surface area of the plastic? If I’m there for about two hours, maybe it’s 10%. So I basically have reduced the vapor control layer effectiveness of that plastic sheet by 10%. Vapor flow by diffusion is a direct function — it’s linear. Airflow is not; it’s an exponential function of pressure. But let’s go back to the slab for a moment. What am I going to put on top of that ripped and torn and punctured plastic? Well, 4 inches of concrete. Concrete is a pretty good what? Air barrier — and it’s also a darn good vapor retarder. So I haven’t increased, even from a measurable perspective, the amount of water vapor transmission from the ground into the floor with the ripped and torn plastic sheet. That’s why I always laugh at the people that say, “Well, you gotta tape the joints and you gotta be careful not to puncture it.” Give me a break! Now I don’t go out of my way to tell people to rip and tear it, and puncture it and leave gaps in it. And if they’re going to the trouble to tape the joints I’m not going to tell them, “Don’t go there.” It’s just not something I’m going to get bent out of shape about if they do a lousy job. Know when your vapor barrier is also an air barrier Now, what would happen if I took that concrete off of the plastic, and now I have a conditioned crawl space, and the only thing I have separating the ground from the inside of my house, which is the air in the crawl space, is a ripped and torn plastic sheet? Well, now I have a problem — because that sheet was supposed to also act as an air barrier. Now the amount of water vapor that goes through that plastic by diffusion is still very small, but the amount that will be carried as a result of air flowing across those rips and tears is huge. It’s typically 2 orders of magnitude — that would be a factor of 100. So that’s why we really care about air barriers, but we don’t care a hell of a lot about vapor barriers.last_img read more