Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Murray returned last week at the Queen’s Club and lost to Nick Kyrgios in the first round.He said if he believes his body can handle Grand Slam best-of-five-set matches, then he’ll play at Wimbledon, where he’s won twice.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 crown“If I don’t, then obviously I won’t play,” Murray said. “I’m coming back from a very serious injury which is not easy.“I’m not putting any pressure on myself to make that decision after one match here or two matches, because I don’t need to. I can decide when I want. Ronaldo misses penalty, Portugal draws 1-1 with Iran Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates defeating Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka on day two of the Nature Valley International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, south England, Monday June 25, 2018. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)EASTBOURNE, England — After his first win in nearly a year, Andy Murray wasn’t ready to commit to playing at Wimbledon next week.Murray beat Stan Wawrinka 6-1, 6-3 at the Eastbourne International on Monday in the second match of his comeback from long-term hip problems.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Pliskova broke again in the final game, sealing the match when Pavlyuchenkova hit the ball long.Giorgi won the first two games against Wozniacki but that was to prove a false dawn for the Italian as three successive double faults appeared to shake her confidence and she lost the next six games and the first set, which Wozniacki sealed with a delightful shot down the line.Wozniacki broke Giorgi at the start of the second set and the Danish player looked in impervious form as she stormed on to take the match, winning when Giorgi hit a forehand into the net.Former Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska was one of a number playing first-round matches and the Polish player beat Timea Babos 6-3, 6-1.Kristina Mladenovic of France beat local hope Heather Watson 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The match with Nick was two hours, 45 minutes, and the slams, you have to be prepared for four hours. That (against Kyrgios) obviously could have gone another couple of sets potentially, and I didn’t feel great the following day.”Wawrinka, coming back from his own long-term knee injury, contributed to his downfall with an erratic serve. He hit eight aces but double-faulted four times, including on match point.Murray’s last success came in the fourth round of Wimbledon on July 10, 2017, when he was No. 1.“I thought the first set I played well, second set was a little bit patchy at times, a bit nervous towards the end.“When you’ve not played for the best part of a year, closing out the match against someone like Stan, who I’ve had lots of great matches with — tough, tough guy to play against — was tough. But delighted to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments He next faces second-seeded Kyle Edmund, who overtook him as the British No. 1 while he was injured.Another Briton is also through to the second round, after Jay Clarke beat Ryan Harrison of the United States 6-4, 6-1.It was the teenager’s first ATP Tour win and his first victory over a player in the top 100. Harrison is ranked 58th.Also through was sixth-seeded David Ferrer.In the women’s draw, defending champion Karolina Pliskova survived a scare to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and reach the third round.Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, last year’s runner-up, had an easier passage as she beat Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-2.Pliskova had never lost a set to Pavlyuchenkova in five previous meetings but the Czech player struggled in the second set before prevailing 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.The second-seeded Pliskova hit nine aces in the first set and seemed on her way to another comfortable victory.However, Pavlyuchenkova broke immediately in the second set and, although the Russian was broken back, she broke Pliskova’s serve again and two successive errors from her opponent saw her level on sets.But there was to be no upset as Pliskova broke in the third game of the third set and, after saving a break point in the next game, she never looked back.
My wife and I had a friend, Samson Rightfoot, whose wife, Dorothy Rightfoot, left him three years ago.The experience depressed him that he had hallucinated about ending his life, but we realized that though at the age of 35, he had much more to live for.“You have much to be happy about,” my wife told him, “hold yourself together.”“I’ve worked for the last five years,” he sobbed, and my wife had fought back a tear that was betraying her.“I know how much your wife meant to you,” I added my voice in consolation. “We’ll be with you all the way.” My friend had lifted his head and gazed directly at me. It was a delight for my family to be useful to a depressed soul. I felt, however, disturbed that a family man of more than ten years would sink into disrepair, but considering my own love for my wife and our two children, I felt pity for his condition.I was learning much more from the weakness of human nature, for here was a man who had devoted his life to the progress of his family and when that forward march was interrupted and the one who meant a lot to him left unceremoniously, he sunk into utter hopelessly. What crime could one commit to bring him such humiliation and disappointment! I was not judge on human nature, but I felt extremely disturbed and examined how far my family had come. I argued with myself that the situation could be reversed for he was like one of those living dead roaming in Monrovia searching for life’s meaning, but sadly their misfortunes had been greater than their fortune, and they simply lived for the day.Samson was a jovial fellow, and I remember fairly well his positive response after we examined his situation, one Sunday evening.“I appreciate both of your concerns for me,” Rightfoot said, smiling.“That’s what friends are for,” I said, and my wife, Elizabeth Bluecross, nodded to reassure him that we meant well.“Sam,” Rightfoot said, “it takes friends to make friends and truly speaking, I am overwhelmed,” his eyes filled with tears, and I moved in to console him.I held his hands together and squeezed them, with a comment, “Don’t give up, dear friend.”My response forced a grin and a laugh from my friend, and we all laughed, including my wife.“We need each other sometimes, Sam,” I pleaded, with a look of concern on my face.“I had loved her with everything,” my friend moaned, wiping his face with the back of his right hand.I said, “You are welcome to our home and though New Kru Town has its own minuses and pluses, come here whenever you need someone to even talk to.”With his eyes filled with tears, Samson extended his right hand and I grabbed it, as we pumped it for a while, before he eased his grip and I followed suit.That evening, Sam got the best entertainment from us and before he left, my wife managed, with my agreement, to push some money into his pocket, to enable him reach Logan Town.When his troubles began, Samson resorted to heavy drinking that took a toll on him and our swift intervention, and his eventual realization that we were there for him and rescued him from his what have been his dissent into what many in our Logan Town community saw as his journey into the abyss of despair and hopelessness.In the course of time, Samson discovered his jovial self. He became a frequent visitor to our home, as we had instructed him to do.In all fairness, Samson was an amiable fellow and I was particularly grateful that I was able to use my influence on my wife to help another soul. We showed him every bit that we wanted him to know we cared for, and about him.“What we are doing for you,” I told him during one of his visits, “means our love and with Christ’s directive to lend a hand when a brother is down.” My response elicited a smile from my friend, and he was forced to reply, “Sam, it will be better for you to take the Cross.”“I was not meant to be a preacher,” I confessed, “but maybe one day, when the Lord wills it, I will be.”We all laughed over it.I knew that life had a way of punishing people, and particularly with the increasing number of family problems; one would always need another’s shoulder to cry on. Many people fail to work through their problems; they would not even make an attempt to find a workable solution, and as a result, they contribute to their own misery and would make it seem as though the family arrangement would always be on a try and error basis. There have been others who have blamed the divine, as their problems worsened, they have looked into the heavens and blamed the creator for their troubles. There are still others who have directed their failures on their relatives, since it is so easy to blame an old relative when life’s troubles begin to hurt so much.The recent report that the deadly Ebola virus has affected ‘some’ people in Liberia and the manner the news was publicized in the country created much apprehension that I wondered what preventive measures were clearly necessary to fight back. I was not particularly pleased with the kind of preventive measures announced by health officials, if at all it was honestly discovered in the part of the country where travelers from Guinea used as their transit point, but I knew it was someone’s job to get the message across and since they chose to broadcast it with the emotion of fear, well so be it.We discussed particular about information that two days after sample tissues of the five persons allegedly affected with the deadly Ebola virus returned from Paris, France, and it was announced that at least two of the dead had had the virus my friend Samson Rightfoot came to my house, visiting with my family as usual.As we sat to talk, we joked about the unnecessary tension the confirmation of the virus’ presence in Liberia had raised, and later my wife suggested that we should get something to drink and some food from a nearby shop, since it was a Saturday, and the day was wasting away, slowly.It was a good thing and I decided to rush to the nearby shop to get something for all of us.“I think I should go with you,” Samson said, but I felt he should not bother. I just wanted him to feel at home.“Just wait right here,” I said, “I will be back with the drinks.”“A couple of stouts will be fine with me,” he told me, and I nodded my consent.He did not appreciate my refusal for him to go along with me, but I insisted, because I knew it was my duty to make him more comfortable anytime he was around my family. So I left him with my wife.The location of our house sat across a smaller road, jutting toward the main trunk road. The house’s windows were located in opposite, but awkward positions that one could be coming from either of the two windows, without anyone in the room being aware.It took me about twenty five minutes to get the drinks from a center just across from the nearby Plaza Cinema. I was approaching towards one of the windows, and to my shock, I saw what I thought it happening in a dream; or like it was happening in a movie.My friend Samson was in close contact with my wife, and as I approached, the two held each other in an uncompromising posture that filled me with disgust and anger.Perhaps it was the reality of ‘thirty days for rogue, and one day for master’ and as the couple did not notice my presence, I stood watching them painfully till they ended up their passionate kiss.It was rather too late for them to have claimed any of the many things as the reasons for their intimate closeness and fumbling and betrayal. The moment they saw me, they let each other loose and over-reacted so violently that in a few seconds, my friend began to sweat.At the store, along with the drinks I bought several tins of corn beef, some loaves of Fula bread. I placed them on the table before my faithful wife and wonderful friend.“How was it while I was gone?” I said, and it was like torture to both of them, but my friend mustered some courage.“Everything was fine,” he said, in a voice that betrayed his sincerity, lowering his head and avoiding my gaze.I said, “Ok, what about you Honey?” My wife, who had her head down, could not raise it to look directly into my face, and though I was enjoying the torture, I felt sorry for them.It became apparent to me that the uneasiness was so overpowering that Samson wanted to find an excuse and save himself the painful memory of the tragic scene that he knew I had openly witnessed.“It was fine,” my wife managed to say, and began to move towards the kitchen.Grabbing one of the Fula bread, I said to my wife, “Honey, give me one of the butcher knives from the counter.”Suddenly, she said, “What for?” And my friend Samson’s face turned sharply to me, but he could not utter a word.“I just need a butcher knife,” I said derisively, “I left my faithful wife with my true friend to get something from the store. I returned and I need a butcher knife, and you don’t want to give it to me?”“You don’t need a butcher knife to slice bread,” Samson retorted with a grin and avoided my gaze.“You’re right,” I said, “but did anything go wrong here?” I was in control of the ugly scenario. I had the instinct for vengeance but I realized that there was a part of me that was seeking forgiveness for them and for myself. After all I had an occasion to expound and encourage my friend about the forgiveness and kindness of God. I even told him about the comfort that the Messiah encouraged all his followers to demonstrate towards each other. While examining these issues, my friend had fortunately exited the house without my knowledge. By then my wife was in tears.Surprisingly, I felt tears in my eyes, too, for who would deliberately cut off the hands the feed him as my friend Samson had done? I then became convinced that many people employ the first years of their lives to make the rest miserable. The weakness in human nature returned to me but then I was determined to hold on to the belief that we are responsible for our actions. Because forgiveness does not mean the reversal of the status quo, for the fact is you have to deal with the consequences of your action, as my friend eventually came to learn the hard way, though I searched in my heart to forgive him.But, regarding my wife, I knew we got together for the worst or the best and I was, may be denying myself the chance to find a way to payback. I knew life must move on with forgiveness, I remembered Christ’s admonition, “Cast the first stone if you are not a sinner.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bournemouth v Arsenal is live on talkSPORTArsenal fans were not convinced by manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Mathieu Flamini in midfield at Bournemouth.It’s a game the Gunners must win to close the gap on Premier League leaders Leicester to five points.But even though the midfielder picked up a booking shortly after the game began, Arsenal took the lead through Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Here, talkSPORT looks at some tweets from Gooners pre-match. 1 Mathieu Flamini was the cause of anger from Arsenal fans when it was revealed he was starting against Bournemouth
Sign 2: Letterkenny Municipal District Mayor Cllr Gerry McMonagle (second left) with fellow councillors (l-r): James Pat McDaid, Jimmy Kavanagh, Liam Blaney, Ian McGarvey and Michael McBride at the official unveiling of the new Letterkenny Tidy Town signage last Monday.Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Gerry McMonagle with council colleagues, staff and Letterkenny Tidy Towns and Chamber of Commerce committee members at the official unveiling of the new signage last Monday. FEATURES: New ‘Letterkenny Tidy Towns Sign/ Ireland’s Tidiest Town’ signage to mark the recent success have been erected at strategic locations around the town.Mayor and elected members of Letterkenny Municipal District along with representatives from the Letterkenny Tidy Towns group, the local Chamber of Commerce as well as officials from Donegal County Council were on hand on Monday to officially unveil this signage which will be used to welcome visitors to Ireland’s tidiest town. It also recognises the hard work of the local Tidy Towns group and residents associations in achieving this accolade.Cllr Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District said the new signage was a vote of confidence in the town and recognition of all the work done down the years to achieve this tremendous success.He added that it was hoped the success would contribute to the continuing drive to attract visitors to the area and encourage the maintenance of the Tidy Town standards set in 2015. NEW SIGNAGE ERECTED TO MARK LETTERKENNY TIDY TOWNS SUCCESS was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Featuresnews
A man who warned Gardai that he knew ‘King Nidge’ from the hit RTE show Love/Hate has been fined €400.Letterkenny Court.Keith Rooney was arrested by Gardai while on a stag party with friends in Letterkenny. Gardai had been called when Rooney was remonstrating with security staff at Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny on November 15th last.When Gardai arrived, Rooney said he knew ‘King Nidge’ and his friends in Drogheda and Ballymun.Rooney, 25, from 14 Lavin Park, Tullyallen, Co Louth, was charged with being intoxicated and refusing to comply with the directions of Gardai.Judge Paul Kelly asked Rooney is he knew that King Nidge was a fictional character and if his friends in Drogheda “were real or imaginary.”Rooney, who works making tanks for oil rigs, replied that they too were imaginary.His solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had too much too drink while out on a stag party.He added that Rooney’s remarks about “King Nidge’ were meant to be amusing rather than abusive.Judge Kelly ordered Rooney to pay €400 to the Irish Wheelchair Association, struck out the charges but warned him to “watch yourself.”MAN WHO CLAIMED HE KNEW ‘KING NIDGE’ AND FRIENDS FINED €400 was last modified: December 1st, 2014 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) Tags:donegaldrunkGardaiKeith RooneyKing NidgeletterkennyVoodoo NIghtlcub
The survey of Donegal schoolchildren has shown some disturbing results.A disturbing survey has shown that almost half of schoolchildren in Donegal who met people online eventually met them face-to-face.The report also revealed how 32% of those interviewed had been the victim of cyberbullying or knew someone who had been cyberbullied.The report was completed by young people and staff and volunteers from Donegal Youth Council and Donegal Youth Service. The Report was launched by the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon in Donegal Youth Service.The survey on “Young People and Internet Use” targeted young people from Donegal between the age of 8 and 17 years old.Youth Councillors distributed questionnaires across Post-Primary schools in the county, with a small number also completed through youth clubs.Key findings identified through the study include: · The majority of children in Donegal start using the Internet between 7 and 11 years old. In Donegal 25% of children begin using it between 7 and 8.· The report identifies differences between girls and boys from Donegal in their use of social media, with females reporting twice as much social media use as males.· The report also identifies a difference between girls and boys in relation to their awareness of Internet Safety Information, with females reporting greater knowledge.· A significant proportion of the students who took part in the survey (43%) have met face-to-face with people they have first been in contact with on chat rooms, or by means of social media, with 22.5% of the sample having met 5 or more people.· Up to 11% of those surveyed acknowledged to have been “harassed, upset, bothered, threatened or embarrassed by someone on a social networking site, or chatting online” in the previous 6 months. · Up to 32% of interviewed students acknowledged having been personally cyberbullied or to have a friend who has had this problem. A difference between males and females has been identified again, with the majority of boys not reporting the cyberbullying to anyone, while girls are generally more likely to tell parents, teachers or friends.· Finally, the report identified that teenagers and young people from Donegal spend a significant amount of time on the Internet – the majority of them at least 2-3 hours daily.At the launch on Monday Donegal Youth Councillors made further recommendations on how they would like to see some of the issues tackled, which include a more consistent education of students about online safety through SPHE classes, poster campaigns, as well as the introduction of a web safety week across Donegal schools.Members of the Donegal CYPSC Web Safety Working Group.SURVEY SHOCK: ALMOST HALF OF DONEGAL KIDS MEET PEOPLE AFTER ONLINE CHATS was last modified: October 15th, 2015 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)Tags:cyberbullingdonegalonlinestudy
Find out more about how the wheels of justice turn in South Africa.The inside of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. (Image: Design Indaba, YouTube)Brand South Africa reporterSouth Africa has an independent judiciary, subject only to the Constitution and the law.The Constitution is the supreme law of the country and binds all legislative, executive and judicial organs of state at all levels of government.No person or organ of state may interfere with the functioning of the courts, and an order or decision of a court binds all organs of state and people to whom it applies.The Constitution provides for the following courts:Constitutional CourtSupreme Court of Appeal (SCA)high courtsmagistrate’s courtsany other court established or recognised in terms of an Act of ParliamentThere are also special income tax courts, the Labour Court and the Labour Appeal Court, the Land Claims Court, the Competition Appeal Court, the Electoral Court, divorce courts, small claims courts, “military courts”, and equality courts.The Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and High Courts have the power to protect and regulate their own processes, and to develop the common law.The courts are also required to declare any law or conduct that is inconsistent with the Constitution to be invalid, and develop common law that is consistent with the values of the Constitution, and the spirit and purpose of the Bill of Rights.How are judges appointed?Judges in the various courts are appointed by the President in consultation with the Judicial Service Commission, the leaders of parties represented in National Assembly, and, where relevant, the President of the Constitutional Court.The Judicial Service Commission includes the Chief Justice, the President of the Constitutional Court and the Minister of Justice. It is a widely representative body, with the transformation of the judiciary remaining one of government’s key priorities.Legal systemSouth African law is a combination of different legal systems, with its origin in Europe and Great Britain. Its foundation lies in Roman-Dutch law, which is itself a blend of indigenous Dutch customary law and Roman law. The legal system that prevailed in Holland during the 17th and 18th centuries was introduced to South Africa after the Cape was settled by the Dutch in the 1600s.When the Cape was occupied by the British at the end of the 18th century, Roman- Dutch law was retained and confirmed as the common law of the country. English became the language of the courts and English legal procedures and the English law of evidence in both criminal and civil matters were introduced.As with any other country, the common law has been augmented by statutory law and many of the cases before the court are now concerned with their interpretation and application.Because of the unique heritage of South African law, and the constitutional imperative to regard comparative law, foreign law is frequently consulted, not as binding but as persuasive authority.Judicial decisions are themselves a source of law. The decisions of the court are binding on all lower courts.The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is responsible for ensuring an accessible justice system that promotes and protects social justice, fundamental human rights and freedoms, thus providing a transparent, responsive and accountable justice for all.Source: South African Yearbook and the Department of Justice.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Recently, members from the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter were challenged to participate in the annual Chapter Corn Contest. The rules of the contest were to bring in one ear of corn and earn a prize. Overall winners were presented an FFA T-shirt from the FFA Chapter.A winner is chosen based on the predicted yield of the corn. The grand prize winner was determined by the highest yield estimate, based on plant population per acre. Agriculture Education students in classes took time in class to figure the predicted yield of corn ears as part of their continuing education of agronomy.The overall winner was Paige Pence. Her corn was predicted to yield 339.2 bushels to the acre with a 35,500 seed population per acre. Her corn was a DeKalb product. Second place went to Emma Sutherly who presented an ear of corn that is predicted to produce 332.4 bushels per acre with a 34,000 seed population per acre. Hers was an AgriGold product. Third place went to Samuel Sutherly with an ear of corn predicted to yield 309.8 bushels to the acre with a 34,000 seed population per acre. His was an AgriGold product. Fourth place went to Adam Bensman with a yield of 302.4 bushels to the acre and the variety of Ebberts. Kearsten Kirby placed fifth with a predicted yield of 302.2 with an AgriGold product. Sixth place went to Keira Kirby with a yield of 302.2 with an AgriGold product.Participants included Adam Bensman, Ethan Fine, Kearsten Kirby, Keira Kirby, Matthew Osting, Paige Pence, Emma Sutherly, Samuel Sutherly, Spencer Triplett, and Lauren Wright.Photo caption: Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter Corn Contest winners were (front row, L to R) Keira Kirby, Kearsten Kirby, Paige Pence, Emma Sutherly (back row, L to R) Keira Kirby, Adam Bensman, and Samuel Sutherly.
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast It was Pocari’s second straight win in the short quarterfinal phase among four teams, putting the defending champions closer to joining early semifinalists BaliPure and the Power Smashers in the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.Import Michelle Strizak led the Lady Warriors’ charge with 30 hits, Myla Pablo added 12 markers while Desiree Dadang and Cai Nepomunceno chipped in 11 points apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAlyssa Valdez and imports Kuttika Kaewpin and Lindsay Schaudt moved the Cool Smashers to within 11-13 but the Lady Warriors scored on a kill and took the set and the match with a block off Valdez’s final attack.The loss dropped Creamline to 1-1 and must hurdle Air Force tomorrow to stay in the semifinal hunt. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 athletes Eustaquio surprised with split decision victory in ONE Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Air Force and Perlas, which dropped their opening quarterfinal matches, were still playing at presstime.Pocari took charge early, posting six-point leads in the opening frame. But Creamline refused to give up and pulled to within one at 23-24, only to yield with a service error from Kuttika Kaewpin.Faulty serves actually marred the Cool Smashers’ endgame stint with Laura Schaudt and Alex Cabanos making one each in the stretch.Earlier, Cignal HD foiled Sta. Elena, 25-14, 17-25, 25-19, 25-21, to clinch the No. 2 slot in the semifinals of the men’s tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Pocari Sweat gutted out a tough five-set victory over Creamline, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 15-11, to nail at least a playoff for a semifinal berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.The Lady Warriors zoomed to an 8-5 lead in the deciding set after netting six points off the Cool Smashers’ errors, but needed to fend off a furious rally to hack out the crucial victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments