Miserable stretch serves as lesson for Lady Falcons

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA Finals: Magnolia rallies from 20 down to stun San Miguel for 1-0 lead Although the Lady Falcons won against De La Salle in the middle of that stretch, all the other four games ended in losses for the season’s surprise contenders.Captain Jema Galanza said they haven’t forgotten their recent losses as they use those as a lesson in their attempt for a strong push to end the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We haven’t forgotten it because everything that happened to us we treated as a lesson and we need to look back on it to see what we did wrong,” said Galanza in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Falcons had improved to a stable 5-5 record after two consecutive victories including a , 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 triumph over National U. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “We really didn’t forget it because we pulled our strength from those four losses,” said Paat who had 11 points against the Lady Bulldogs. “We may have struggled in the first round but we needed that as inspiration so we can be better in the second round.”Galanza, who led Adamson with 16 points against NU, said that another source of motivation is proving the doubters wrong.“We have to move forward because if that’s how we always think that we’re always losing, we can’t possibly improve as a team and start winning,” said Galanza.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Adamson is slowly recovering from a five-game stretch that could be the turning point of the Lady Falcons’ campaign in  the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

U.N. panel urges prison camp be closed

first_imgGENEVA (AP) – A key U.N. panel on Friday joined European and United Nations leaders in urging the Bush administration to close its prison in Guantanamo Bay, saying the indefinite detention of terror suspects there violates the world’s ban on torture. The report by the Committee Against Torture came as the U.S. military disclosed that prisoners wielding improvised weapons clashed with guards trying to stop a detainee from committing suicide. The panel also said the United States should ensure that no prisoner is subjected to torture. The U.S. government insisted it complies with the treaty, including at the lockup at Guantanamo on Cuba. “It is important to note that everything that is done in terms of questioning detainees is fully within the boundaries of American law,” White House press secretary Tony Snow said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen are among leaders friendly to the Bush administration who have said Guantanamo should close, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said it will eventually have to close. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and U.N. investigators also have called for shutting the prison. President Bush has said he would like to close Guantanamo, but is waiting for a Supreme Court ruling on whether inmates can face military tribunals. The United States expressed disappointment with the committee report, which was based on two sessions this month with a 25-member delegation of officials from Washington and hundreds of pages of U.S. documents. “It’s unfortunate that they don’t appear to have read a good deal of that information or have ignored it, and as a result there are a number of both factual inaccuracies and legal misstatements about the law applicable to the United States,” said State Department legal adviser John B. Bellinger III. Bellinger, who led the U.S. delegation at the panel hearings, said it is “legally wrong” to say the existence of Guantanamo violates the 1984 U.N. Convention Against Torture. He said the report is “factually wrong” in stating Guantanamo detainees lack access to the judicial process. “It’s been ordered by our Supreme Court that they have access to judicial process and every detainee in Guantanamo has access to counsel and to our courts,” Bellinger said. The U.N. committee also said detainees should not be handed over to any country where they could face a “real risk” of being tortured. Bellinger said it was not “practical” to recommend that Guantanamo be closed but insist that prisoners shouldn’t be sent to a large number of countries. “So it’s not exactly clear what they think ought to happen to these individuals,” he said. The committee periodically reviews the performance of the United States and each of the other 140 signatories of the anti-torture treaty. The criticism carries no penalties beyond international scrutiny, but human rights activists said it could influence U.S. public opinion. Andreas Mavrommatis, a Cypriot rights expert who was chairman of the committee’s review of U.S. procedures, said the report should not be blown out of proportion because the United States has “a very good record of human rights” overall. “Yes, we have identified certain” problems in the war on terrorism, Mavrommatis said. “We are telling them we hope to have a dialogue, and we trust that they might take the necessary measures to improve.” The panel said it was worried detainees were being held for protracted periods with insufficient legal safeguards and without judicial review. Bellinger noted the United States had acknowledged problems at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere, but said it has worked to make improvements. “We have tightened our laws and our procedures, so we believe that we are already working very hard to address the areas of concern raised by the committee,” he said. There have been about 800 investigations into allegations of mistreatment in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. delegation told the panel. The Defense Department took action against more than 250 service personnel, with 89 of those convicted at courts-martial. Associated Press writers Terence Hunt in Washington and Sam Cage and Bradley S. Klapper in Geneva contributed to this report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want 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

Jamaican athlete dies in bike crash

first_img Related Items:#GermaineMasondiesinbikecrash, #Jamaicanathletediesincrash, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, April 20, 2017 – Kingston – Retired Jamaican-born British athlete Germaine Mason died in an early morning bike crash along the Palisadoes road in Kingston.  It has been reported that the Olympic medalist, who is a close friend of Usain Bolt, was leaving a party this morning when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Norman Manley Boulevard in East Kingston at 4:20 AM and died instantly.Traffic Police says Mason was only person involved in the crash and was not wearing a helmet at the time. Bolt and fellow Olympian Michael Frater were among the first on the scene.  Thirty four year-old Mason won Olympic silver for UK in 2008 in the high-jump event.  He retains the Jamaican national record for high jump.Story by: Sheri-kae McLeod#MagneticMediaNews#Jamaicanathletediesincrash#GermaineMasondiesinbikecrashlast_img read more

Bahamas Announcement of Ambassador Designate to Cuba

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brent Dean as The Bahamas’ Ambassador to the Republic of Cuba. Mr. Dean is an Accountant, and has worked in this capacity at PricewaterhouseCoopers(PWC).   He is a Certified Public Accountant with the Georgia State Board of Accountancy and he is a Chartered Accountant with The Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).Additionally, he holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Windsor in Canada. Mr. Dean has extensive experience in auditing, financial and strategic planning, financial data analysis and compliance.    Mr. Dean has founded and managed several companies in The Bahamas, and, internationally, he has briefly served as Vice-President of the Caicos Brothers, a real estate development company based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.   Mr. Dean is married to Angelica Dean, and they have two children. Related Items:center_img Brief BioMr. Brent Dean was born in Nassau, The Bahamas on 7 October 1965.Mr. Dean is an accountant and a practicing member of The Bahamas Institute of Chartered accountants (BICA), having obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Windsor in Canada and simultaneously completing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examinations through the Georgia State Board of Accountancy.He began his professional career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in 1988, where his exposure to a variety of client sectors, including retail, banking, insurance, gaming, hospitality and manufacturing, contributed to his extensive knowledge and expertise in auditing, strategic planning financial analysis and compliance.   As an entrepreneur and business consultant, Mr. Dean was a significant contributor to business startups, IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, both in The Bahamas and internationally.He also serves as the Committee Chairman for the Trade Division of The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and was integral in the organization of trade missions to Haiti and Panama.   He has also served as a BICA council member.Mr. Dean believes that each day provides those who are prepared with an opportunity to succeed and positively impact the people around them and by extension, the nation.Mr. Dean is married to Angelica Dean, and they have two children.last_img read more

French Green Goblin will try to fly from France to England again

first_img Share your voice 🇫🇷🇬🇧 HAPPENING NOW: “Flyboard” creator Franky Zapata lifts off from Calais, France to cross the English Channel @frankyzapata #flyboardair pic.twitter.com/j3l96lURa3— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) July 25, 2019 4 Comments Marvel Spiderman Culture Sport and Outdoors take that, green goblin https://t.co/YnAL2efT9i— Marty (@MartyDaxnger) July 25, 2019 Tags On Tuesday, Zapata’s team told AFP they’ll try to avoid repeating the mistake on Sunday by using a bigger boat stationed in French waters for refueling. France’s authorities wouldn’t allow that for last Thursday’s attempt.Last week’s attempt was timed to mark the 110th anniversary of the first aerial crossing of the channel. Louis Bleriot’s 1909 trip took 37 minutes.Unsurprisingly, the internet continued its comparisons to the Marvel Comics villain.  Zapata’s company website notes that the Flyboard Air isn’t available for recreational use and would require 100 hours of training on its water variant if it were. So you can’t become Green Goblin anytime soon. It’ll probably take at least two sequels.First published July 25 at 2:51 a.m. PT.Updated July 31 at 4:55 a.m. PT: Adds that Zapata will try again on Sunday. We’ll meet again, Spider-Man. On Sunday, as it turns out. Jack Chan/Xinhua via Getty Franky Zapata, the French inventor who looked a whole lot like Spider-Man archnemesis Green Goblin as he flew a hoverboard through Paris during June’s Bastille Day celebrations, took an unsuccessful first shot at flying across the English Channel last Thursday, and he’ll try again this Sunday.In his previous attempt, he took off near Calais, France, on his invention — the turbine engine-powered Flyboard Air — and flew across the channel toward St. Margaret’s Bay in Dover, England. He planned to make the 22-mile journey in around 20 minutes, with a quick stop on a boat to refill his power pack with kerosene, the Associated Press noted.Unfortunately, he fell into the water when he tried to land on a boat for refueling. His wife, Christelle, told the AP that the waves moved the landing platform too much. Zapata wasn’t injured in the fall, and French divers rescued him quickly. last_img read more

Ranveer Singh honoured to do Bajirao Mastani

first_imgActor Ranveer Singh says it is an honour to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, a love story of Maratha Empire’s Peshwa Baji Rao-I and his second wife Mastani. The film will see actress Deepika Padukone in the role of Mastani, while Ranveer’s Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Priyanka Chopra will play Kashibai, Baji Rao’s first wife.The 30-year-old actor on Tuesday took to Twitter to express his feelings about portraying the Peshwa, whose 315th birth anniversary falls on Tuesday. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“It’s Peshwa Bajiraos 315th birth anniversary today. Such an honour to be a part of the telling of His love-story ….#HappyBirthdayBajirao,” Ranveer posted.He also shared a still from the film, which saw him in his on-screen character, riding a horse with a sword in his hand.Bajirao Mastani will clash with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Dilwale on the box-office this December 18.last_img read more