Tai Bundit bids goodbye to Ateneo

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “Yes, this is my last game,” said Bundit. “Ateneo did a really good job already, we have a new setter, a new libero, and we went to the Final Four. That’s already good enough for me.”Bundit’s first two years in the UAAP saw Ateneo become the undisputed power with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez leading the Lady Eagles to back-to-back titles in Seasons 76 and 77.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 crownAlthough Ateneo failed to win another title after 2015, the Lady Eagles featured in the finals in the next two years with Bundit heading the team.After Valdez left in 2016, where Ateneo finished with the silver medal, it was up to setter Jia Morado and libero Gizelle Tan to anchor the team in 2017 when the Lady Eagles finished once more as the runners-up. MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ateneo surprises Gilas cadets in Filoil Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Bundit then, relied on setter Deanna Wong and converted libero Ponggay Gaston to complement Maddie Madayag, Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, and Jhoana Maraguinot.“I love Ateneo, I love my players, I love my alumni, everything Ateneo,” said Bundit who will now coach Creamline. “I love my players, they worked very hard for me.”Bundit added he can now spend time with his family who are in Thailand as he plans to go back to his home country after the season.“I’m very happy, I can go to my family.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Tai Bundit. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTai Bundit was the architect of Ateneo’s most successful years in the UAAP women’s volleyball landscape, but that era of his has finally come to an end.The Lady Eagles’ dancing mentor coached his final game on Saturday after Ateneo bowed in four sets to Far Eastern University in the Final Four at Mall of Asia Arena capping off the five-year span wherein the school won its only two titles.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

New Rules Prevent Undue Delays in Settling Labor Disputes

first_imgThe Ministry of Labor has instituted stringent measures aimed at protecting employers and employees at workplaces across the country.According to a statement issued by the entity’s Director of Communications J. Kortu Nyandibo, quoting Minister Neto Z. Lighe, the new guidelines, named; ‘Regulation 19’ is intended to “facilitate the speedy and expeditious disposition of all Labor actions filed before it.”The move is to afford the Ministry the opportunity to quickly arrest labor related matters, arising from workplaces.“Pursuant to Section 34.2(a) of the Executive Law which empowers and authorizes the Ministry to regulate and set guidelines for the protection of the rights of both employees and employers in the country, and in conformity with Section 4302 (3) of Chapter 42 of the Labor Practices Law of Liberia, the ministry announces the regulation setting forth the timing and duration of labor hearings,” Lighe declared.Providing details about the new rules, the Labor boss said Section 1 of Regulation 19 specifies and mandates that “all Labor hearings at the Ministry of Labor shall be concluded in a minimum of two months and the maximum of six months.’’“All hearing officers are mandated in the spirit of speedy and expeditious disposition of Labor actions or disputes, to declare null and void, all cases pending before the Ministry of Labor and which the parties litigant and/or their counsels have failed to proceed or continue after 120 days, for abandonment and failure to proceed.“Section 2 also assures that this mandate is in keeping with Article II Section 9 of Appendix No. 3 of the Labor Law and Labor Practices Law of Liberia,” he said.According to Lighe, pronouncement of this regulation becomes imperative owing to the increased number of protracted cases on the docket of hearing officers at the Division of Labor Standards.  It therefore is deemed expedient to guide against undue delays in handling labor disputes.It is in the same spirit and intent of speedy and timely investigation of labor cases that the question of default judgment was raised and regulated in several labor related laws introduced by the government of Liberia, said Lighe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Night club security guards beaten during “sunrise” fete

first_imgTwo security officials attached to the 704 Sports Bar were beaten by a group of patrons at the “Sunrise Fete” held at that facility’s parking lot at Lamaha and Albert Streets, Georgetown on Friday morning.Injured are Germaine Adams, 33, of Church Street, Georgetown and Kennrick Maynard, 34, of Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.The two men were reportedly providing security at the event when, at about 05:45h, Adams observed a fight some distance from the bar and went to placate the situation. He was instead dealt a blow to the eye with a bottle by one of the men who were fighting. The suspect was later identified as ‘Whistle”.Adams fell to the ground, and three other males who were in the company of “Whistle” attacked him with broken bottles. As a result, Adams discharged a round from his service weapon into the air, resulting in the crowd dispersing.As he turned around, he recognised a colleague pulling an unidentified male out of the bar.Meanwhile, as “Whistle” and his accomplices were leaving, they attacked Maynard, who was on duty outside of the 704 Building, dealing him several lashes to his face and other parts of his body.A report was made to his supervisor, who in turn informed the Police ranks who took control of the situation.Adams and Maynard were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where they were treated. The firearm, a Glock pistol, was lodged at the Brickdam Police Station Armoury pending ballistics examination.The suspect ‘Whistle’ and his accomplices are being pursued by the Police.last_img read more

Mattai’s opens new food mart

first_imgMattai’s – Guyana’s one stop food depot – is living up to its name as it opened a new food mart across the street from its other branch on Water and Hope Streets, Georgetown, which promises quality food. The new establishment, named ‘Mattai’s: The Food Market’ was declared open on Friday.According to Managing Director of the franchise, Harry Mattai, the new food mart is already known in the Caribbean.“Quite a few people flew in from the Caribbean when they heard about the store, its size, what we’re doing, the quality, where we’re heading, where we’re taking the business to the next level and they’re very impressed,” Mattai said at the opening.He added that the new facility includes a boardroom, an IT department and a training room, which will be used to build the capacity of its staff and also the staff of other similar companies in Guyana.“Our mission is not only just hiring people,” he said. “We believe in a lot of training; we plan to do a lot of nice things with the company to make our staff and our people better to serve,” the Managing Director explained.Mattai promises high standards in the products that they will be providing. “We’re looking at standards, we’re looking at certificates, we’re looking at dates, we’re looking at quality,” Mattai said.The Managing Director promises that plans are already afoot to expand further in order to deliver value to Guyanese.last_img read more

NPSS athletes Jeffers and O’Brien Participate Annual High School All-Star Game

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Every year, GPRC invites the best Peace Country volleyball players to play in the Annual High School All-Star Game. Through a nomination process, all coaches in the region are invited to submit their choices for the top athletes, both male and female, from their own teams. Not all athletes who are nominated are invited to attend.This year, athletes who were chosen from the nomination process were invited to a full evening including a practice with current Varsity coaches and athletes before they hit the court for an exhibition game. Daelyn Jeffers (Gr. 12) and MacKenzie O’Brien (Gr. 11) were nominated and subsequently invited from North Peace.  – Advertisement –last_img read more

Jitters over Chrysler sale slows showroom traffic

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – A few weeks after Chrysler Group’s German parent put the company up for sale on Feb. 14, dealers reported to Chrysler executives that customers were wondering if their cars would still be covered by warranties. Chrysler’s sales plummeted 8.3 percent in February from the same month in 2006, and the company’s top sales executive attributed much of the decline to consumer uncertainty about Chrysler’s future. Several industry analysts say continued publicity about DaimlerChrysler AG possibly selling off Chrysler undoubtedly will hurt the company in showrooms, especially in the Midwest where Chrysler has more facilities and gets more news coverage as the bidding process continues. Many wonder if Chrysler can recover as long as its future ownership is unknown. Chrysler started the year with a decent January, when sales rose 1 percent from the same month a year ago, even though overall U.S. auto sales were down more than 4 percent.last_img read more

Marc Marquez extends title lead with Dutch victory

first_img0Shares0000Marc Marquez seized the lead late in the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday and pulled away to win. © ANP/AFP / Vincent JanninkASSEN, Netherlands, Jul 1 – Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda) edged compatriots Alex Rins (Suzuki) and Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) to win the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen on Sunday.Marquez now has a 41-point lead in the standings over Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) who was fifth. The race was tightly bunched almost throughout with frequent changes of position.“I knew it would be difficult to get away in the race,” Marquez said. “It was a crazy race especially in the straight with lots of wind.”“I decided to wait,” the Spaniard explained. “Everybody had contact with everybody. I tried to manage my tyres.”Marquez made his move in the closing stages, grabbing the lead and pulling away to win by 2.269 seconds“In last three laps I pushed with everything,” Marquez said.The winner of the last two races, Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati), who started 10th on the grid, grabbed an early lead and held it for much of the contest despite being rammed by Rossi, but he faded to seventh.For Rins, second place was a career best result.“I spent my morning at the clinic for stomach problems” he said adding that it had been “a fantastic race and very difficult.”Vinales finished on the podium for only the second time this season, after Austin.“I was here to win and I had the capacity to do it,” the Spaniard said. “But I had a problem with forearm cramps that prevented me from getting good braking at the end of the straight.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Robbery suspects lead police on chase, throw bottles

first_imgThree suspected robbers in a sport utility vehicle led police on a roughly 30-minute chase tonight through the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, throwing bottles at officers and nearly colliding with another car before giving up on the Antelope Valley Freeway. Live news footage showed police taking the three male suspects into custody after they got out of the SUV and surrendered to officers. The suspects, believed to be involved in a liquor store robbery in Burbank at about 8:15 p.m., were spotted by Burbank police a few blocks from the scene. The suspects fled onto the northbound Golden Sate (5) Freeway, north of the Ronald Reagan Freeway, Burbank Police Lt. William Berry said. The pursuit then went onto surface streets and eventually hit Foothill Boulevard. Live footage from KCAL9 showed a man leaning out of a driver’s side rear window, throwing full beverage bottles at pursuing officers. The SUV nearly struck a white car during the chase. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The suspects parked their vehicle on 14 Freeway near the Via Princessa offramp and surrendered to police. last_img read more

MAN JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LETTERKENNY MAN

first_imgA man has been told he will serve a minimum of sixteen years in jail for the murder of a Derry man and the attempted murder of a Letterkenny man. Paddy Harkin, 49, was beaten to death with a hammer in his flat in Bayview Terrace in February 2011. He died from head injuries.Paul Greatbanks, 48, whose address was given as Maghaberry Prison, had pleaded guilty to the murder. He also admitted trying to kill Letterkenny man Paul Mythen in the same incident.Mr Mythen was left permanently disabled.Greatbanks, who is originally from Kent in England, was sentenced to 15 years in prison with a further six on license for the attempted murder of Mr Mythen.Mr Justice Horner told Greatbanks the photographs he had seen of the incident “demonstrate acts of unspeakable brutality” on his part.He also told Greatbanks that both his victims “were entirely innocent men who did nothing to deserve that happened to them”.“The defendant bears full responsibility for these violent and vicious attacks resulting in the deceased’s death and Paul Mythen’s profound physical and mental incapacity,” said the judge.“Effectively two innocent, decent men have had their lives, in one case ended and in the other case destroyed, by the defendant.”MAN JAILED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER OF LETTERKENNY MAN was last modified: April 19th, 2013 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

GAA NEWS: KAVANAGH’S TOWERING DISPLAY HELPS ST EUNAN’S TO WIN OVER GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe St Eunan’s U-14 girls who defeated Glenswilly on Tuesday eveningIt was a good weekend for the Seniors and Reserves with both teams getting two wins over the Easter weekend.The Seniors had to come from behind victory on Friday over Gaoth Dobhair and then on Sunday they travelled to the Glen and despite finishing with 13 men, a young team showed a lot of character in a very intimidating atmosphere to run out winners by 3-13 to 1-07.Rory Kavanagh gave a towering display despite the sad passing of his beloved grandmother earlier in the week. The Reserves continued their good start as well with a good win over the Gaoth Dobhair men on Friday before winning by the minimum in the Glen on Sunday.The Senior Hurlers claimed another good victory in the Ulster Táin League Div. 3 against Aodh Ruadh on Easter Monday and they take on MacCumhaills this Saturday in Ballybofey.The Juniors began their Div. 5 league season with a good win over Ardara after a strong finish to the game. They host MacCumhaills this Saturday evening with a 7pm throw-in.The Senior Ladies get their league campaign underway with an away game against newly promoted Milford this Wednesday (23rd). All support welcome (7pm throw-in). The Minor Boys footballers defeated Letterkenny Gaels on Monday night in the Northern League q-finals and travel to Burt on Wednesday evening for their semi-final.The U14 Boys Northern League q-finals are set for this week with the B team at home to Gaels with a 5:15pm throw-in on Friday. The A team are also at home to Carndonagh and it looks like this game may be moved to Monday evening – keep an eye on social media for updates.The U14 girls began their league campaign on Tuesday night away to Glenswilly and had a good victory. Training is in the park on Thursday at 4.45pm to 6pm. They are at home to Milford next Tuesday (April 29th) throw-in at 6:15pm.The young national school camogie players put in good displays in their challenge games against Burt in the park on Tuesday. The 5th/6th class team is away to Carndonagh on Friday evening.The U16 Boys football gets underway on Friday, May 2nd. The Minor Hurlers have a home game to Aodh Ruadh this Thursday. An understrength St Eunan’s U14 Hurling team lost out last week in the league to Buncrana however a second half where Eunan’s scored 5-05 shows the potential in this squad. The U14 hurlers are away to Burt this Thursday.U14, U16 and Minor hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm. New hurlers always welcome.The Friday evening Hurling & Camogie Academy returns outdoors this Friday, April 25th from 6:30pm until 8pm for U6’s up to U12’s.The Sunday morning U10 Football Academy goes ahead this Sunday, April 27th at 11am. New members welcome from age 4 and upwards. The Save the Church Lane Group have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheChurchLane. They are also on twitter and the twitter address is @SaveChLane. The aim of the group shall be to re-generate the historic Church Lane and the surrounding areas to create a tourist gem in the heart of Letterkenny that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.This week’s winners in the Lotto draw can be seen on the club Facebook page. There were 9 winners that win €15 each. The winning numbers were 8-9-15-21. Next week’s jackpot is €1,325.We send our sympathies this week to the Kavanagh, Jordan, McNulty and Orr families on their bereavements.GAA NEWS: KAVANAGH’S TOWERING DISPLAY HELPS ST EUNAN’S TO WIN OVER GLENSWILLY was last modified: April 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:st eunan’s gaa club newslast_img read more