PH volleyball team to avoid social media during Japan training camp

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “We will bond; there will be no cellphones. It’s for the better because we will be able to focus on the training and eliminate any distraction since we won’t read anything on social media,” said Maraño in Filipino during the team’s media day at Arellano.“I’ve said what’s supposed to be said, I’ve aired my side and the side of the players. I don’t have to explain anything and why would you explain anything if you didn’t do anything wrong.”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’Maraño posted several tweets which were targeted at the team’s detractors who pointed out that practices were missed since players did not show up.The 24-year-old said they, as a team, will have to talk the issues out once they get to Japan for their training camp. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 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 PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaNational team player Aby Maraño recently set Twitter ablaze after posting several rants directed at her detractors as volleyball squad became the target of negative comments regarding its missed practices.Maraño, though, said she’s put her emotion-filled tirade to bed, and she looks forward to her team’s training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT The national team is set to leave for Japan for their training camp to prepare for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championships.“I think we need to talk about the issues among ourselves and that will happen during the team building exercises,” said Maraño. “It will be more than half a year that we will be together in the national team so we need to have great communication among ourselves.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite roaring return, Laminou admits he’s not in top shape yet LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more

‘Provide Better Services to Improve Living Conditions’

first_imgMr. Grupee believes quality but compulsory education can get people to solve their problemsThe provision of better services in education, health, roads, and markets, among others, will improve the living conditions of the Liberian people, Mr. C. Hendrix Grupee, a representative aspirant for Montserrado County District #5, said on Sunday. Speaking on the theme “The importance of education” at the graduation and closing exercises of the Trinity Christian Academy on Police Academy Road in Paynesville, he said Liberians are smart people who should not be taken for granted.“Liberian parents and guardians work hard to educate their children despite the rise in tuition,” said Grupee. “Those at the helm of power, those elected to represent, have paid less attention to schools, most especially smaller schools that are operating in district number five (Montserrado County) and other subdivisions in the country.” To improve the situation, he said the government should endeavor to provide subsidies to such institutions so they can operate efficiently.He said gender inequality and the class system can be addressed by providing quality education to the people. There will come a time when people will be paid according to their skills acquired through education in Liberia, Grupee said. It is regrettable that Liberia is reported to have an illiteracy rate of 85%, he said, and recommended that it becomes imperative for the Liberian government to provide free education for the people, adding that there is no nation that can prosper without developed minds “to enable the people to search for solutions in their daily lives.” He thanked the teaching staff and administration of the Trinity Christian Academy and the parents for their collective support to educate the future leaders of Liberia.Mr. Grupee was earlier honored by the Power Repentance Ministry in the Reservoir Community, Red Light, Paynesville, for his many assistance to the church. Responding, Grupee told church members that sincerity is the key to relationships. It may be recalled that Mr. Grupee launched a scholarship drive at the Amos Tayboir High School in Bassa Town, Paynesville, District #5 that supports 66 students at the J. K. Demie School and the Life Vocational Institute.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Who’s saying what at the World Cup

first_img— Germany coach Joachim Loew responding to an inevitable inquiry about his future after the holders’ shock elimination.“Speechless”— Succinct one-word tweet on the German team’s official Twitter account, summing up the national mood.“You can’t do that, football has a strange knack of punishing you when you don’t treat things professionally and in the right manner.”— Belgium coach Roberto Martinez dismisses suggestions his team could take it easy in their last Group G match against England if finishing second means they play an “easier” opponent in the round of 16.“We’ve not won a knockout game since 2006, why we would be starting to plot which would be a better venue for our semi-final is beyond me really.”— England manager Gareth Southgate keeping his feet firmly on Russian soil.“It’s sad to go out after that performance. We had more inside us and thought we would go further in the tournament.”— Defender Sverrir Ingason as gallant Iceland take their leave of Russia 2018 heartbroken but unbowed.“I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not hospitalised.”— Maradona, 57, after his health scare.“Brave? Unlucky? Perhaps, but Russia has exposed the Socceroos to the brutal World Cup realities.”— Sydney Daily Telegraph’s post-mortem on Australia’s World Cup campaign.“No matter if the game is spectacular or not our number one goal for now is to beat Uruguay.”— Portugal defender Cedric Soares said the European champions are more concerned about results than style ahead of a last-16 clash against Uruguay.“I think they will be ready for 2022.”— Coach Gernot Rohr after Nigeria’s defeat by Argentina knocked out the Super Eagles, the youngest squad at the finals in Russia.“Let’s ask ourselves why Russia can’t always be like it is during the World Cup.”— Russian hooliganism monitor Robert Ustian.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Future unclear for Germany coach Joachim Loew after his title defenders crashed out of the World Cup © AFP / Luis AcostaMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 27 – AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:“It’s too soon for me to answer, it will take a few hours to see things clearly, the disappointment is very deep in me.”last_img read more