Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F

first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ROS roster shakeup ‘hard to accept at first,’ admits Belga Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sarina Koga waxed hot for Japan and put up a game-high 26 points while Risa Shinnabe and Mai Okumura added 16 and 12 points, respectively.It was a tale of offense and defense for the two teams as Japan owned the attacking department with a 66-55 advantage in scoring spikes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thailand, though, had Japan’s number in the defensive end scoring 17 blocks while the Japanese managed to score on just eight.The Thais awarded 18 free points to Japan, but none bigger than their last two that happened in the final sequence of the match that awarded Japan the victory. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Japan shrugged off a first set setback to trip Thailand in four sets, 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 26-24, in the qualification stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Japanese are now atop Pool F with a 3-0 record while Thailand is at close second with a 2-1 mark.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img View comments LATEST STORIES Moksri Chatchu-on led Thailand with 20 points while Kongyot Ajcharaporn added 19.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Perez rescues Zark’s-Lyceum to force do-or-die in D-League quarters

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netZark’s Burger-Lyceum’s hopes rested on shoulders of CJ Perez and the reigning NCAA MVP led his side to a gutsy 104-95 victory over Centro Escolar University to remain fighting in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Pasig Sports Center.The hardworking forward uncorked 11 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter ru n which turned an 88-90 deficit to a 99-92 lead for the Jawbreakers with 1:41 remaining, before Spencer Pretta and Mike Nzeusseu put on the finishing touches in the win.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Despite the win, Robinson remained wary of the three-seed CEU heading into the do-or-die tussle.“We know that they’re gonna bounce back. We know they’re champions and they have the experience. There’s no reason for us to celebrate. We’ll make adjustments for Thursday,” he said.Rod Ebondo fired 32 points and 25 rebounds in his first game since suffering a back injury to lead the fight for CEU.Judel Fuentes chimed in 14 markers, while Art Aquino had 12 in the loss.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT Perez also grabbed five rebounds, dished out five assists, and swiped the ball twice to help Zark’s-Lyceum force a winner-take-all Game 2 affair on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.“If CJ missed those shots, we might’ve lost the game, but that’s CJ for us. He’s gonna win games, he’s gonna lose games, but today, he was on his rhythm and they really wanted to win,” said coach Topex Robinson.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 crownNzeusseu topped the Jawbreakers with 28 markers, 12 boards, and two blocks, Jaycee Marcelino chimed in 16 points and six rebounds, and twin Jayvee got 11 markers, four dimes, and three boards in the triumph.The Jawbreakers survived the game despite squandering an 18-point lead, 49-31 lead in the first half. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 104 — Nzeusseu 28, Perez 26, Jc. Marcelino 16, Jv. Marcelino 11, Ayaay 10, Ibañez 5, Caduyac 3, Tansingco 3, Pretta 2, Cinco 0, Serrano 0.CEU 95 — Ebondo 32, Fuentes 14, Aquino 12, Manlangit 9, Chan 7, Wamar 7, Cruz 6, Arim 5, Caballero 3, Guinitaran 0, Intic 0, Saber 0, Veron 0.Quarters: 32-21, 62-55, 75-79, 104-95.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew With World Cup nearing, Asian teams still hiring and firing Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

New organisation focuses on rescuing abused, abandoned animals

first_imgFounders of the organisation (left to right): Steffi Denobrega, Marcia Tucker and Shari Da SilvaA newly established organisation referred to as “Paws for a Cause” has been the driving force in providing assistance for animals, who are neglected or abused by their owners.The group was formed on February 16, 2019 by three women, Steffi Denobrega, Marcia Tucker and Shari Da Silva, who were previously involved in rescuing animals but decided to combine their efforts to reach a wider spectrum.To date, they have received many reports of animal cruelty and have managed to offer help with support from volunteers. One of the founders, Steffi Denobrega told the Guyana Times that many animals are taken in, sometimes in critical health conditions, where they are offered a home and treatment until an adoption is finalized. In most cases, they are kept at a shelter but volunteers would foster some of the animals at their house.“We have a foster home and he have about 10 animals there so most of them are rescued and then we have members from our group that foster at their homes, like kittens and puppies. As those animals grow up, find homes for them,” said Denobrega.Daily experiences involve many animals who have been seriously injured. In one instance, Tucker stated that they heard word of a horse being used for labour but upon arrival, they were unable to save the mammal.She explained that a puppy was beaten by an owner with severe head injuries inflicted with a sharp object. That animal was successfully rescued, where medical attention was provided.“The abuse is the roughest part of the job. We’re extreme animal lovers and when we see those things, it’s hard but it’s what keeps us going,” she stated.Usually, these reports would be made by concerned citizens who would send details to their facebook page at Paws For A Cause. Members of the group would then dispatch themselves to the area to rescue the animal.It was related that these cases are prevalent on the East Coast and East Bank of Demerara, with cats and dogs being at the top of the list for abuse. However, the organisation is planning to heighten their response to areas in Berbice, Bartica and other far-flung areas.“On a day to day basis, we get reports all over Georgetown and we try to schedule on when we’re going to rescue them. On the East Coast and the East Bank is way bigger than Georgetown,” said Tucker.They have also engaged a number of schools to educate young children on their approach towards animals and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) to look out for animal abuse.“We want to reach out to the NDCs and the Mayor and City Council because we want to stretch this further. We want to go to Essequibo and Berbice and Bartica because all these places have problems. We try to get volunteers from those areas to assist us,” Denobrega added.In the past week, they would have facilitated the adoption of a batch of puppies and two dogs. For now, Paws For A Cause are trying to get more volunteers on board to assist with rescuing animals from remote areas of Guyana. Throughout the past month, they have collaborated with veterinarian, Dr Nardeo Bassoodeo and the Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) among others.“We’d really like if more vets can come on board with us and help because one is not enough and we want to expand our foster care systems and get more volunteers on board,” one of the members mentioned.Animals that were rescuedAnimals that were rescuedEngaging students on caring for animalslast_img read more