TV news chief resigns in protest at government pressure

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Follow the news on Americas RSF_en Organisation Reports June 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Americas June 2, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV news chief resigns in protest at government pressure Help by sharing this information center_img News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Americas Odette Campbell, the main presenter and head of news at Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN), announced on 1 June she was resigning in protest at being suspended for a week for objecting to government threats to prosecute anyone who put out reports that prime minister Keith Mitchell was corrupt. The resignation will take effect on 30 June. GBN is 40% government-owned.—————————————————-28.05.2004- Journalist arrested for questioning about sources Reporters Without Borders today voiced deep concern about the detention yesterday of journalist Leroy Noel for interrogation about his sources for a report on an alleged case of corruption implicating Prime Minister Keith Mitchell. “The arrest, detention and interrogation undergone by this journalist constitute a serious violation of press freedom,” the organisation said.Leroy Noel was held at police headquarters in St. George’s and questioned about a report published on 19 May in the online newspaper Caribbean Net News headlined “Days numbered for Grenada Prime minister?”. He was finally released after four hours of interrogation, but his lawyer, Anselm Clouden, told the online daily Caribupdate there was a strong possibility that “he may be re-arrested and charged, possibly with criminal libel”.Leroy Noel is the third person detained in two days for questioning about published reports about the alleged corruption case. Government information service director Selwyn Noel had warned the news media not to repeat claims made on 15 May in the Miami-based newspaper KYC News that USD500,000 exchanged hands in 2000 between Keith Mitchell and a German businessman, Eric Resteiner. Keith Mitchell appointed Eric Resteiner to a diplomatic post. He was subsequently revoked him in 2001. Resteiner is now being prosecuted in the United States.Leroy Noel’s detention came two days after Keith Mitchell threatened him in public. Caribupdate said Leroy Noel is on a blacklist of six news media figures who are likely to be detained soon. The main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress, said that the government is “moving aggresively to also silence the local media”. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more May 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Delivering hope: Families share emotional journeys to parenthood in the midst of crisis

first_imgiStock/x-reflexnajaBy: JUJU CHANG, KNEZ WALKER, ASHLEY LOUSZKO, ASHLEY RIEGLE and ALLIE YANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) — When Emily Scheer found out she was pregnant with her second child, she never imagined how dangerous it would be – giving birth in the middle of a global pandemic in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus in the United States.“It’s been a really stressful pregnancy,” Scheer told Nightline.“Especially for New York City, as the cases rise and our due date nears, it’s been pretty nerve wracking.”Millions of expectant parents are facing the same unforeseen risks as Scheer, navigating the complex emotional turmoil that comes along with the pandemic.“Things are changing so fast and it’s hard to keep up,” expectant mom Rachelle Ocampo told Nightline.“Will I have a bed? Will there be enough resources if something goes wrong? Will the nursing staff be too tired or overworked? Will any of the nurses be carrying the virus?” said Caitlin Henck, another mom-to-be.“Like everything with coronavirus, everything is disrupted, nobody’s circumstances are special,” Natalie Jaquez, another expectant mother, added.Rare but extreme cases of the virus infecting mothers and babies have made headlines. Angela Primachenko’s story of giving birth while battling COVID-19 in Vancouver, Washington, was one of them.“I didn’t realize that I had the baby,” she told ABC News. “I think it still doesn’t feel real because I haven’t held her yet.”Primachenko didn’t meet her newborn daughter until two weeks after giving birth.Four families navigating these fears took Nightline inside their journeys to parenthood amid a global crisis — sharing their experiences inside the delivery room and through painful separations and heartwarming reunions.Nightline met Scheer, her husband, Billy Scheer, and their daughter Abigail at the height of the pandemic in New York City in late March — shortly after her hospital and several others throughout the city issued orders prohibiting spouses or any companion from being present at births in an effort to protect patients and staff.“It was devastating hearing that I’d have to do this by myself. It’s unimaginable. Unimaginable to me,” Emily Scheer said.“It’s really upsetting because I’m a man that likes to take care of his ladies,” her husband added. “I pride myself and take care of my lady. And I feel like I’m kind of letting them down by not being able to be there.”Emily Scheer said her biggest fear was that “in the biggest medical moment of my life, something goes sideways and I either can’t make the decision and someone makes it for me and Billy’s not there to be part of it. I don’t understand how he could possibly miss out on this moment in our child’s life.”Karli and Stephen DeFilippo moved from California to New York to have their first child, only to be blindsided with the news that the father wouldn’t be present for the birth of his son just days before he was due.“It sucks… Then you start to understand why those restrictions were put in place,” Stephen DeFilippo said.“I understand that these are very brave people with families and children of their own showing up [every]day,” Karli Defillippo added. “We’re just really happy there was an alternate option for us.”The expectant mother miraculously found a birthing center in Brooklyn, New York, that would accept her and allow her husband in. But there was a catch: she would have to give birth without painkillers. The center doesn’t administer epidurals and because it could spread the virus, no nitrous oxide.Jeanelle Drysdale Miller and her husband, Warner Miller, had trouble finding alternatives to hospitals.“I have called the Brooklyn midwives and a lot of them so far have said … ‘We’re booked’ … I haven’t found one yet,” Jeanelle Miller told Nightline.The Millers stocked their nursery with gifts but were unable to celebrate with a baby shower because of the pandemic.The family is well aware of the fact that black women already face higher complication rates and maternal mortality than white women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women are two to three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.“It’s funny because that’s the thing that was the number one concern, and now it’s not. Now it’s the pandemic; this virus,” Jeanelle Miller said. Jeanelle stopped working before the pandemic and now her husband, who starred in the Broadway show “A Soldier’s Story,” hasn’t performed since theatres went dark.“One of my biggest fears is going through all of this … and looking back on it and seeing how terrified or fearful I was that I didn’t get the chance to really enjoy my wife, the birth of my child,” her husband added.All these families can do now is hope for a change in policy, and that no one gets sick. For Emily Scheer, she says it feels like she and her husband, Billy Scheer, are “parachuting into what feels like a war zone.”“[I] have this little tiny, fragile thing just getting out. The whole goal, Billy said, is just to get home,” she said.On March 27, just six hours after her first interview with Nightline, Emily Scheer started having contractions and her husband was forced to drop her off at the hospital.“He’s not coming up with me. He’s gonna drop me off, and I’m terrified,” Emily Scheer said in video diaries recorded for Nightline.The couple was forced to FaceTime during labor while her husband sat in the parking lot, trying to stay as close as possible.“She locked eyes with me while she was pushing those last few pushes through the screen,” Billy Scheer remembered. “Then, all of a sudden, the doctor says, ‘You go in and plop the baby right on her.’ And I just screamed, ‘Yes!’… I was just happy. There was nothing else to be. I knew my kid was out. I knew she was healthy. And my wife was OK. And that’s all that mattered to me.”The Scheers welcomed baby Sarah to the world in the early morning hours of March 28.Trying to minimize the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, the hospital discharged Emily Scheer in the middle of the night.“Well, [we’re] just waiting to get discharged… It’s 12 at night, baby’s just getting her final tests done,” Emily Scheer said in a video diary.“The security guard looks at me and hands me a big bottle of sanitizer, gives me a couple of pumps and says, ‘Pick up your kid,’” Bill Scheer remembered. “I picked her up … and I was overjoyed.”It was 2 a.m. when the new mom and baby were able to leave the hospital.“You felt like you were escaping from the hospital … by cloak of night,” Emily Scheer remembered.What the reunited family didn’t know was that Billy Scheer missed out on the birth of his daughter by just a few hours. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had just ordered hospitals to allow one companion for labor and deliveries.The DeFilippos heard about the order immediately and messaged their obstetrician.“I think we’re still apt to stay with the birthing center … just cause I’m sick of changing my mind a million times,” expectant mom Karli DeFilippo told Nightline.Except, the days kept passing, and the baby wasn’t coming. Eleven days overdue, her blood pressure was elevated and she had no choice but to be induced at the hospital.“The precautions were definitely what we expected,” she said, noting staff had donned full personal protective equipment. “My husband was in a head-to-toe-like gown — massive. They let me kind of intermittently wear a mask because as you can imagine, laboring with an N95 is not really possible.”The couple welcomed baby Joaquin on April 8.“The most exciting thing was right at 7:00 p.m., they did the cheer for all the health workers and this big shift change… And I was pushing him out like while that cheer was happening,” Karli DeFilippo remembered.Stephen Defillippo witnessed his son’s birth, but he had to leave just a few hours later, again because hospitals were trying to limit exposure to the hospital staff and other patients in the postpartum unit. He couldn’t come back until his wife and their baby were discharged two days later.The Millers’ experience was similar.On April 20 at 1:20 a.m., Jeanelle Miller’s water broke. Her husband took her to the hospital together where they tested the expectant mother for COVID-19.The couple leaned on each other during the delivery of their daughter, Amani.“During labor, I had the mask on. Like, when I was pushing, I had the mask on. For the most part, I had the mask on,” Jeanelle Miller remembered. “When they turned [Amani] to me, her eyes were popping on her head. She was shocked. I was shocked. We were all shocked.”Warner Miller, an actor on Broadway, softly serenaded Amani with Stevie Wonder’s “You and I” — Warner and Jeanelle’s wedding song.Amani’s name in Swahili means “peace.” The couple hopes Amani’s birth will lift spirits and bring peace to others.“We’ve had, you know, friends that have family members die from this virus or at least be hospitalized,” the new dad said. “I know I’ve gotten texts and calls from people saying that, you know, thank you for sending this, because this has really been a breath of fresh air.”New parents Kiley and Gerald Fadayomi, of Atlanta, have been forced to coo at their newborn twin girls through a phone screen for weeks as the couple has been separated from their premature babies — a sad ripple effect of COVID-19.“I don’t feel like I truly have kids yet. Which is really hard,” Kiley Fadayomi told Nightline.“I hate hanging up. They’re so cute,” she said in a video diary.The couple has been married three years and children were always a part of their plan. They even prayed to have twins – they just didn’t realize how difficult their journey would be.“Be careful what you pray for,” Gerald Fadayomi said. “We did not know … we’d give birth to twins in the middle of coronavirus.”Kiley Fadayomi says her pregnancy was hard and that she spent time between bed rest and the hospital. But things took a turn in mid-March, when her husband returned from a work trip.“I started not feeling well, had body aches, chills, a headache and a low-grade fever,” Gerald Fadayomi said.He was tested for COVID-19, but results would take days. Doctors wanted his wife to take the test, too, just to be safe. But at the hospital, her doctor had news.“As soon as he checked me out, he said, ‘Well, the babies are coming in an hour or two’… I burst into tears,” Kiley Fadayomi remembered. “I was 33 weeks and four days. And with twins, every single day counts.”“I’m on speaker with her as all this is happening and I’m like, ‘I’m coming right now,’” her husband remembered. “The doctor was like, ‘I’m not sure you’ll be able to come in,’ and I was like … ‘I don’t care, I’m coming.’”As Gerald Fadayomi arrived in the parking lot, he received a phone call — he said the woman on the phone sat and cried with him, even as she had to tell him he couldn’t come into the hospital because his test results hadn’t come back yet. His wife had to have an emergency cesarean section under anesthesia.“I found out in my backyard — pacing around my backyard — that our twin girls had made it into the world,” he said. “They were safe. Our girls came into the world and neither of their parents were able to see them or hold them or be with them.”“Waking up without the babies that I had carried for that seven-and-a-half months … it doesn’t feel real,” Kiley said. “It feels like an unending nightmare, honestly.”The girls were taken to the NICU, neonatal intensive care unit. The Fadayomis could not see or touch them until their COVID-19 tests came back negative.They received confirmation that they tested negative two long days later.“I can’t put into words how it feels to see the girls. It felt like a dream come true, but it also felt like they weren’t ours,” she said. “That was the first time we’d seen [them].”They named the girls Wesley Grace and Zoe Faith.“We want our girls, when they get older, to walk the halls of their school and be the example of grace; people who care for those that others aren’t caring for, and be an example of faith in believing that there’s something bigger that guides them and carries them through,” Gerald Fadayomi said.Just days later, as the outbreak spread, intensive care units nationwide started going into lockdown, including the NICU caring for Wesley and Zoe, which meant no visitors at all.“I think it was a hurt from like, so deep down in your soul… It’s hard to even try to put into words,” Kiley Fadayomi said. “I cried on the nurse’s shoulder. She didn’t have a mask on. She didn’t have gloves. She didn’t care. She let me cry on her shoulder and just reassured us that they would be caring for and loving on the girls as much as we would want to if we could visit them.”That’s when the FaceTime calls started. The NICU nurses called the Fadayomis at least two or three times a day. Then, days turned into weeks.“The nurses say that they’re looking around and they can hear our voices, which is everything that you want to hear when you can’t hold your babies, that we say that we recognize their voice,” Kylie said, tearful. “I’m really grateful for that. And for the nurses.”That bittersweet feeling came to an end on Easter weekend when the NICU lockdown was lifted.“That’s the best phone call I’ve ever had,” Kiley Fadayomi said of learning she’d get to go see her children on Easter Sunday. It had been 21 days since they’d last seen their babies.The couple documented the entire emotional reunion at the NICU for Nightline.Kylie was so nervous, she was worried she couldn’t touch her children.“Of course you can touch her, she’s your child,” Gerald said in the video diary.These days reunited with their girls were incredibly special.“I never want to leave,” Kylie said in a video diary, holding one of her children.“Well, we’ve got like ten minutes,” Gerald said, laughing.“Well, don’t make me move for the next ten minutes,” she responded.But then, just days later, the news got even better for the Fadayomis. Their daughters were coming home.Again, Gerald turned on his camera as the family left the hospital, thanking health care workers for everything they’ve done so the family could begin their new life.“Part of the only reason that we’re telling our story is just to try to help people understand, like, this is hard for our family… But there are nurses and doctors and hospital workers who are literally risking their own lives and risking the safety of their families to take care of our family,” Gerald Fadayomi said. “More than anything, we’re just so grateful for them and for the way that they’ve cared for us.”The Scheers, Millers and DeFilippos also expressed their immense gratitude to the health care workers who helped deliver hope into this new world.“Thank you for continuing to put yourself in the line of fire every single day,” Emily Scheer said.“From the doctors to the nurses to those who scrub the floors,” Janelle Miller said — “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We appreciate you,” Warner Miller added.“Every 7 p.m. since he’s been born, he’s been pulling out the pots and pans and hooting and hollering,” Karli DeFilippo said of her newborn Joaquin. “We just appreciate them so much for what they did for us personally and what they’re doing, you know, for our nation to keep us all safe.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Golfer Vani tied 22nd in Finland

first_imgLahti, June 8: Indian golfer Vani Kapoor finished the first round tied at 22nd position with a score of three-over par 75 in the 40,000 euros Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open, part of the Ladies European Tour (LET) Access Series.Vani on Thursday carded a birdie on the sixth hole against four bogeys on the first, seventh, 11th and 17th holes at the Messila Golf Club. She shared the 22nd spot with 12 others.Laura Fuenfstuek of Germany was on top with a four-under 68 — one stroke ahead of Sweden’s Emma Nilsson.Laura’s round included an eagle (on the par-five ninth hole), six birdies against four bogeys.Emma fired six birdies against three bogeys.Finnish amateur Krista Junkkari was third with a 70. IANSlast_img read more

2022 Ryder Cup will take place in Rome

first_imgFour countries – Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain – had been part of the bid process.The match up between Europe and the United States will take place in Minnesota next year, France in 2018, before Whistling Straits in Wisconsin hosts in 2020.last_img

Science Replication: An Ideal in Crisis

first_imgJournal editors are uniting to confront a crisis of confidence: lack of reproducibility of science results.According to naive conceptions of science, replication is a source of confidence in scientific results – or as Finagle put it, “Experiments should be reproducible; they should all fail the same way.”  Unfortunately, what sounds good in theory is not always true in practice.  That’s why Nature and Science both posted special editorials titled, “Journals unite for reproducibility.”  After all, “public trust in science is at stake.”Just how bad is this ‘replication crisis,’ as Jonathan W. Schooler calls it in Nature?  “In disciplines such as medicine, psychology, genetics and biology,” he says, “researchers have been confronted with results that are not as robust as they originally seemed.”  This is in addition to many sciences that concern historical events that are not reproducible even in principle, such as big bang cosmology, the origin of life, and universal common ancestry.  Any science that relies on singularities or contingent events is not reproducible.Nature’s editors state the ideal of replication:Reproducibility, rigour, transparency and independent verification are cornerstones of the scientific method. Of course, just because a result is reproducible does not make it right, and just because it is not reproducible does not make it wrong. A transparent and rigorous approach, however, will almost always shine a light on issues of reproducibility. This light ensures that science moves forward, through independent verifications as well as the course corrections that come from refutations and the objective examination of the resulting data.It’s interesting that they should speak of “course corrections that come from refutations and the objective examination” of data, when the journal routinely screens refutations and objective examinations of Darwinian evolution.  Be that as it may, the editors reported that journal editors met at the AAAS in June to formulate Guidelines in Reporting Preclinical Research.  It’s part of “quality control” that Science Magazine says leads to “best practices” in science; “the important point is that a large number of scientific journals are standing together in their conviction that reproducibility and transparency are important issues.”  The public needs this assurance; “The hope is that that these guidelines will not be viewed as onerous, but as part of the quality control that justifies the public trust in science.”You’ve just been Gruberized.  You were lied to; your science teacher told you that science was self-correcting and reproducible, and that’s what made it so trustworthy against all other forms of knowledge generation.  They didn’t want to reveal how inaccurate that claim is in the real world, because the American public is too stupid to understand it without a nuanced presentation.  It was important to get the hype passed by the media, because the elites wanted their exalted reputation to be swallowed without debate.  Now that they’ve been caught red-handed with their deceit, they are in damage repair mode.  “Don’t worry,” they tell us too late; “you can still trust us.”Replication is a simplistic ideal that is rarely followed in practice.  Except in rare high-profile cases, like the cold fusion claim of the 1980s, scientists are simply too busy to try to replicate someone else’s work.  And who is going to replicate the Higgs boson discovery without a CERN supercollider to use, and hundreds of researchers?  Obviously, some of the most worldview-dependent claims about big bang cosmology and evolution’s “great transformations” cannot be replicated.In the philosophy of science, only a few branches of science, like chemistry and mechanics, even lend themselves to replication.  Some are replicable in principle, like medicine, but are often too plagued by complexity to obtain solid reproducible results in the lab.  Psychology is hopelessly confused by the largely unpredictable actions of free moral agents.  The worst sciences at reproducibility are the evolutionary historical sciences.  How is one to replicate the emergence of a particular species, especially when there is no fossil record?  In cosmology, how is one to replicate the big bang, or the multiverse?  Different methods are needed, one argues; well, the same is true for non-science fields, like history or theology.If we can just get past the false dogma that a “scientific method” exists, we should focus our attention less on “scientific reasoning” and more on “logical reasoning” about evidence.  There is no one scientific method, but a series of disparate fields of inquiry, all grasping at the honor of the word “Science,” each using different methods, tools, and types of evidence.  Their explanations also vary widely in quality and evidential support.This entry reminds us of how important integrity is to science.  Integrity is not made of particles, nor does it evolve.  Without a reliable, changeless standard of honesty and love of the truth, science cannot exist.  The Bible provides that standard.  Secular materialism does not.  When the leading journal editors wring their hands about the necessity of transparency, public trust and convictions, tell them to kick the Darwin habit and read the Ten Commandments. 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Caviar at Mach 2

first_imgOn February 7, 1996, a scheduled British Airways flight set a world speed record that will never be broken in our lifetime. The fastest passenger flight in history was made twenty years ago between London’s Heathrow Airport and New York’s JFK, a distance of 3, 000 nautical miles, flown in only two hours and 53 minutes. The airplane was the incomparable supersonic Concorde.On that epic transatlantic run, British Airways Concorde G-BOAD, the tenth Concorde built, was piloted by veteran Captain Leslie Scott and First Officer Tim Orchard. The official FAI-recorded flight time was two hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. “Alpha-Delta” was the highest-time Concorde flown with 23,397 hours, and currently resides at the Intrepid Air Museum in New York. Its maximum cruising speed of Mach 2.04 (1,350mph) was faster than man’s very first Mach 2 flight achieved with the experimental rocket-powered Douglas D-558-II in November 1953.There have been numerous stories of how Concorde’s speed was used in unique ways by high-end clientele. There was the New York tycoon who saved more in interest than the cost of his ticket by closing a deal in London the same day the contract was written, or the rock star who had his personal barber flown by Concorde to New York to administer a trim before the singer’s concert at Madison Square Garden that same evening. The airplane was chartered by numerous travel groups for round-the-world supersonic tours of everything from museums to golf courses.Read: Concorde to start charter flights by 2020?However, there was one short-lived Concorde service that never quite made the headlines, yet offered the mass public a chance to experience the near-supersonic realm – or at least a full afterburner takeoff. Flown as an interlink with British Airways and Air France in 1979, Braniff International Airlines established Concorde flights from Dallas, Texas (DFW) to London and Paris, respectively, with a fuel stop and crew change at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).Due to FAA regulations, the aircraft’s registration was changed from British or French to U.S. using ScotchCal adhesive numbers for flights from DC to Dallas, and the aircraft was restricted to subsonic speed while flying over land. (The cabin Machmeter read “Mach 0.99” during cruise.) All three cockpit crew wore Captain’s stripes, and all 100 passengers were afforded sumptuous First Class service. The best part, however, was the air fare for this two-hour flight. While it may have cost as much as $6,000US to fly one-way transatlantic, one-way fare from IAD to DFW was only $79US.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 12 | Water Quality, FFA Camp, Half-Marathons, and Marriage Advice

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Episode 12 of the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, courtesy of AgriGold, enjoys the company of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Bart Johnson, Risë Labig, and host Joel Penhorwood. Matt Reese joins us through his half-marathon buddy Joe Hoover talking about the East Tech School and FFA, busy teaching agriculture in urban areas. Dale speaks with John and Todd Davis on the newly rebuilt Discovery Center at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. Ty hears from Aaron Heilers on a tour of the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms. Plus, the crew wraps it all up with a bit of wedding advice to the soon-to-be-married Joel. Join us for the Ohio Ag Net Podcast!last_img read more

Desiree Cheng bids La Salle goodbye with ‘happy heart, much contentment’

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES READ: UST enters UAAP Finals, topples La Salle in 5 sets  Desiree Cheng and the other Lady Spikers get some love from the La Salle faithful. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 5, 2019MANILA, Philippines—Desiree Cheng’s final year with De La Salle University may not have ended the way she wanted it to be, but the Lady Spikers skipper is going out fulfilled.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIn a post on her Instagram, Cheng expressed her gratitude to those who helped her along the way in the UAAP, especially his head coach Ramil de Jesus.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 22-year-old Cheng wrapped up her collegiate career with two championships, a Finals MVP plum and a Best Server recognition.La Salle was going for its third straight title this UAAP Season 81 but its campaign was cut short by a fast-rising University of Santo Tomas side in the Final Four two days ago.READ: La Salle’s long UAAP finals streak ends: ‘You can’t be at the top all the time’Cheng thanked De Jesus for many things but it was the multi-titled mentor’s faith in her that she holds dear the most.“Thank you to my Coaches especially Coach RDJ. Thank you because you trusted and believed in me during those moments when I even doubted myself. Thank you for not giving up on me during those times I myself gave up for a while,” Cheng said.“I am Desiree Cheng #2 of the Lady Spikers, Signing Off. 💚 On to the next.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It was one heck of a ride fighting for the Green and White. But I just want you guys to know na I am leaving my AN1MO Journey with a happy heart and much contentment. It was such an honor on my part to have the opportunity to finish my studies and to play Volleyball in my dream school. For me, it has always been a privilege to be called a LASALLIAN,” she wrote on Monday. PBA D-League: FEU nears playoffs after nipping Diliman College-Gerry’s Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more

2017 Tournament Livestream

first_imgCan’t make it to the Sunshine Coast to watch our showcase of events? We have got you covered!Join the action of the following events from home:Harvey Norman National Youth ChampionshipsHarvey Norman National Schools CupAlliance CupMasters Trans Tasman Test SeriesLivestream coverage of field one will begin from 9:00am AEST Wednesday 13 September 2017.To view the livestream, click hereKeep up-to-date with all of the action via TFA social media channels!Facebook – – – – – tfaofficiallast_img read more