Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The 6-foot-5 Santiago, who led NU to an undefeated run to the finals, averaged 14.4 points with a success rate of close to 41% on attacks.Two other Lady Bulldogs shone with Risa Sato winning the 2nd Best Middle Blocker award and Gayle Valdez earning Best Libero.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU was also reaped a pair of hardwares with Jeannette Villareal and Toni Rose Basas being named Best Middle Blocker and Best Opposite Spiker, respectively.The other awardees were Rhea Ramirez of Arellano University (Best Setter), Eli Soyud of Adamson (Best Open Spiker) and Regine Arocha (2nd Best Open Spiker). Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments LATEST STORIES Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s just right that the best player of the only undefeated team throughout the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference was named Most Valuable Player.Jaja Santiago, National University’s towering leader, was named MVP on Saturday before Game 2 of the PVL Finals where the Lady Bulldogs are going for a sweep of Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Woman named to head sports federation in Saudi first BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
Posted on November 4, 2010June 20, 2017By: Tim Thomas, Senior Advisor, MHTFClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)It was my great pleasure to moderate the most recent Maternal Health Policy Dialogue at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, co-sponsored by the MHTF and UNFPA with invaluable technical assistance from USAID: “New Applications for Existing Technologies to Improve Maternal Health.” An impressive panel was convened; each of them brought a unique and complementary perspective to the role that digital technologies, especially mobile phones, can and does play in improving maternal health in developing countries.As they have done with each of these Maternal Health Policy Dialogues, our colleagues at the Woodrow Wilson Center have posted an excellent summary report along with photos and copies of the panelists’ presentations on their website. A video of the session is also available there.New and existing communications technologies demonstrate great potential to fill vital gaps in referral, data collection, training, patient monitoring and so many other challenges to improving maternal health especially in remote communities. This policy dialogue and the upcoming mHealth Summit are contributing to the exciting and accelerating movement to apply existing communications technologies to solving one of the world’s most enduring and devastating public health challenges: maternal mortality and morbidity.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:
Man Utd sent scouts to watch Napoli defender Koulibaly at Anfieldby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have sent scouts to watch Napoli defender Kalibou Koulibaly.The Red Devils fell 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after falling 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday.Manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for defensive reinforcements this January and Koulibaly is his number one target.And according to The Sun, United have recently had people in the stands watching the Senegalese centre-back.An Old Trafford source said: “The club had people there and it wasn’t just to run the rule over Liverpool.”They wanted to see what Koulibaly was like against English opposition after watching him a few times in Italy.”He impressed everyone and the need for players at the back has never been more evident.”It is reported that United are willing pay £90m for the 27-year-old. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Klopp demands Liverpool stay ‘angry, greedy’ against Newcastleby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp wants his Liverpool side to stay hungry against Newcastle United.Klopp knows the challenge facing the team if they want to win the Premier League. While they are four points ahead of Manchester City, the two teams meet on January 3rd in what will be a titanic clash.And the Reds will want to maintain the four point gap going into that fixture.Klopp said in his press conference: “The most important thing for us is [the reaction] after you win the last game – that is why the Wolves game was such a big challenge.”Because we played against United a few days, and before that against Napoli, you are on the big stage.”Then going to Wolverhampton, not only on players’ minds but in people’s mind, you could drop focus a little bit.”So I was really happy with our attitude. That is what we need – to stay angry, greedy and in the job. That is what we have to do against Newcastle.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool fullback Robertson warns fans: We have nothingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool fullback Andrew Robertson has warned fans nothing has yet been won.The Reds meet Manchester City on Thursday.Robertson said after Saturday’s 5-1 Anfield thrashing of Arsenal: “You need to ask other teams about that.“We spoke about City last season and I’m sure every other team. did. They were very hard to beat. Of course we did it here in the league and the Champions League but in the league, not many people could touch them. But the thing is, they completed it and they’ve got their winners’ medal and the trophy.“Just now, we have nothing and that’s why at the end of the season, hopefully we can talk about it.“Of course we hope that we win it but we know how hard it is and we know two teams, probably even more, are right behind us and causing us all sorts of problems. We know they’ll be right on our tails so we keep our feet on the ground and hopefully by then we’ll be celebrating. But we take it game by game.“If teams are coming here maybe a bit worried then of course that works to our advantage. If people are worrying coming here, it’s a good sign for us. But it’s up to us to continue that and we need to keep winning games by doing that.”
It’s a refrain almost as common as “Merry Christmas” this time of year: There are too many bowl games. While hardcore college football fans don’t mind watching, say, the Miami Beach Bowl on a Monday afternoon a full 10 days before the traditional bowlfest of New Year’s Day (guilty!), there’s also the sense that the bloated bowl season has taken away much of the meaning that used to be associated with playing in college football’s postseason.How much expansion has there been? This season will see a record 39 bowl games played, from the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Compare that to 1968, when there were 11 bowls, or even 1984, when there were 18 — a total that would remain more or less static for more than a decade. But in the late 1990s (perhaps not coincidentally, when the Bowl Championship Series began), the bowl field began expanding rapidly, reaching 20 games in 1997, 25 in 2000 and 32 in 2006.In the chart below you can see the proliferation of the bowl field since 1982, the year cable television money and the departure of the Ivy League from Division I-A ushered in college football’s truly modern era:Some of the bloat is associated with an increase in the number of Division I-A (now known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, or FBS) football teams, to 128 this season from 113 in 1982. (A chunk of these new additions have come in just the past few seasons, as part of what FiveThirtyEight contributor David Goldenberg calls a “recent trend of universities starting football programs from scratch with the plan to get to Division I as soon as possible, and reap the PR and financial benefits that come with a major football program.”)But the growth of the FBS only explains a small portion of the bowl explosion. Even as a percentage of all FBS schools, almost twice as many teams will go bowling this season as did in 1996:Economically, there are pros and cons to the inflated bowl field. And these games do matter football-wise, especially to a certain subset of mid-major programs looking for exposure any way they can find it. But, as a natural byproduct of expansion, the caliber of teams in bowls has plummeted over the past three decades.Using an Elo-like estimated version of ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) pre-bowl ratings, here is the progression of the average, worst, and 25th-percentile teams in the bowl field for each season since 1982:The average rating for bowl-bound teams is barely lower now than it was in 1982, and the fact that it crested in 1996 — right before the bowl boom — suggests that there were enough good teams to support some type of expansion in the late 1990s. (Why this change took place is up for debate, though it could point to the origins of today’s ongoing trend of reduced parity between college football’s haves and have-nots.)However, the trend lines describing the dregs of the bowl field (the minimum and 25th-percentile ratings) show how much the bar for bowl entry has been lowered since that time. Bad teams occasionally made their way into bowls before 1997, but that’s now commonplace, particularly since the number of bowl entrants has grown by 39 percent since 2005.Monday’s Miami Beach Bowl thriller, between Memphis and Brigham Young, showed that less prestigious bowl games can still provide excitement for fans that bother to tune in. But it’s also fair to question whether we really need to see FPI No. 95 South Alabama and No. 97 Bowling Green (both considered to be in excess of 8 points per game worse than an average FBS team) face off in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl — as happened on Saturday. Like so much in college football, the bowls are an as yet incomplete experiment in where to find a happy medium between tradition, money-making and the role of academic institutions in the world of high-profile sports.
OSU redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAs Ohio State prepares for its season opener against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, some players are preparing for their first taste of college football.While the Buckeyes return seven starters on defense, including all four across the defensive line, OSU returns just four starters on offense.One of those returning starters, senior wide receiver Evan Spencer, said although the Buckeyes are more inexperienced, it will create opportunities for young players to step up.“The difference I would say, from this year compared to last, is obviously our depth,” Spencer said Monday. “With as many playmakers as we have on the offense and on defense — but more specifically offense — we’re going to find ways to get people the ball.”One of those players will be touching the ball every play, as redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett is set to make his first career start in place of senior quarterback Braxton Miller, who will miss the season because of a shoulder injury.Spencer said while he feels bad for Miller, he is not worried about the offense operating under Barrett.“It’s definitely a change. But I mean at the same time, all throughout camp J.T. and both (redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones) have been getting so many reps with the ones,” Spencer said. “They’ve been throwing the ball so much all throughout camp, and really all throughout the offseason that it’s not that much of a transition for us just because that’s what we’ve been going through.”OSU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman said while Barrett might not be a Big Ten Player of the Year candidate right now, Herman is sure of the quarterback situation.“I am very confident,” Herman said Wednesday. “I think J.T. has had an excellent camp. Cardale has actually had his best week as a Buckeye this week.”Herman went on to say he thinks there are other teams in the nation that would envy having a player like Barrett or Jones under center.“I would think there are a lot of schools right now that would take our scenario over what they got,” he said.Despite Spencer and Herman’s praise for Jones, coach Urban Meyer said there isn’t a plan in place for Jones to come in Saturday and take playing time away from Barrett.Not only does the quarterback position feature a freshman starter, the Buckeye defense will likely start at least two freshmen, and others are also expected to see the field.OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell said Wednesday that although the defense is young, he is excited to see how the group performs in what is, for some of them, their first taste of college football action.“We got a lot of youth, and sometimes with youth, you are not exactly sure how they act or respond at the start,” Fickell said. “We know that we want to play 19 to 20 guys.”Among that group will likely be redshirt-freshmen cornerbacks Eli Apple and Gareon Conley and highly-recruited freshman linebacker Raekwon McMillan.Fickell said both Apple and Conley, who are listed as co-starters for week one, have shown they are worthy of playing time in practice, but added he is nervous about sending them out on the field Saturday.“Now you are looking at two guys who are young. We’ve seen what they can do, we love who they are, we love what they have done throughout camp. We are not sure how they will do in front of 80,000 people,” Fickell said. “That is one of those things that keeps you laying awake at night.”The young Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon.
The former FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio has admitted he made the biggest mistake of his tenure by not giving Antonio Conte the pay-rise he wanted and deserved.The current Chelsea boss guided the Azzurri to their quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before leaving to take over the Blues. Later, he was replaced by Giampiero Ventura, but the Nazionale could not qualify for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.“My biggest error was not giving Conte the €2.5m more that he wanted,” Tavecchio, who resigned following Italy’s play-off defeat to Sweden last November, told Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia.“I would have got it back in three friendlies. Antonio was earning €4m and was asking for €6.5m.“He would have stayed with the Azzurri and today we would be in Russia, for sure.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“But is it right to give what we were investing in the youth sector to one man?”Italy took their time to appoint a successor to Ventura, but Tavecchio believes they have found the right man in Roberto Mancini.“Immediately after the defeat to Sweden, I contacted Sacchi in order to convince Ancelotti.“I was convinced that he would accept the role as our saviour, but he cost too much.“At that point, I would also have chosen Mancini.”
Manchester City player Fernandinho has hailed teammate Bernardo Silva’s brilliance at the Etihad stadium after they defeated League leaders Liverpool on Thursday night.The Portuguese midfielder was all over the pitch as he covered 13.7km, the highest any player has covered in the English premier league thi season and his teammate Fernandinho was full of admiration for him after the match.“I think he showed his class,” Fernandinho told the club’s official website.“He has shown his technique so many times, but today he was so aggressive, recovered so many balls and he proved he is very good – one of the best players in our team.“He is so important for us.”Fernandinho added that the club has picked up from the ruins of the recent matches while acknowledging the efforts of the fans in providing a superb atmosphere.Cristiano Ronaldo makes European history for Portugal Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 10, 2019 With all the arsenal on the pitch for Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo reached another all-time record in European football against Lithuania.The Portugal National Team made…“We had a chance and opportunity to show our quality after a couple of bad results,” he said.“The team has been playing good games and this is the most important for us. If you play bad you can win the games, but you have to play good and get the three points.“It was a nice game for everybody and of course for the fans. They were so excited, and I am happy for them.“I think all the big games are like this [tense]. You cannot blink. You get punished, all the games are high tension, so you have to be careful all the time and everyone who was involved had the same feeling, the same sensation.“We had to play our football and try to defend as well as we did, not concede goals.”
Elseid Hysaj’s agent claims the player could have completed a switch to Chelsea and could still secure a move away from Napoli if he fails to become a regular.The Albanian full-back has fallen down Ancelotti’s pecking order and his representative is unhappy given he could have left last summer.“He could have gone with [Maurizio] Sarri to Chelsea, but Ancelotti blocked everything,” Mario Giuffredi fumed in a quote cited on Football Italia.“He even publicly said recently that he was counting on him for this last period, but the facts say that in the last four games, Hysaj has only played one.Top 5 Serie A players to watch for next weekend’s activity Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Top 5 players to watch in Serie A next…“Therefore that probably means he’s not too important for the Coach. If Ancelotti no longer considers him a starter, and wants to remove the disturbance, we’ll do it.“Hysaj doesn’t deserve this bad treatment, considering how much he’s given Napoli in the last three years, and also because it’s professionally correct to be clear in life.“Maybe it’s just a transitional phase, but every Coach makes his choices and it’s right that’s the case. So if Hysaj has become the fourth choice it’s only right they communicate that to us.“If this is a transitional phase we’ll soon see Hysaj as a starter again, or at the very least playing more consistently, but if Hysaj is no longer valued by the Coach we’ll ask for a transfer in January.”