“Mr. Berlusconi, yes or no, should you be cosying up to the Turkmen regime?”

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first_img News TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News You may also read Global Witness’s recent report : “All that gas? The EU and Turkmenistan” Help by sharing this information Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan News March 31, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Turkmenistancenter_img Organisation to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is shocked by the secrecy surrounding Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov’s visit to Italy. The leader of one of the world’s most repressive countries, President Berdymukhamedov arrived yesterday in Rome with a delegation of businessmen and is to meet Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today.When contacted by Reporters Without Borders last week, the Italian foreign ministry denied that the Turkmen president was going to visit Italy. News agencies have not been told of the visit. On Monday evening, the prime minister’s offices finally acknowledged that he was coming, but in response to a personal invitation from Berlusconi, not on a state visit. December 18, 2020 Find out more Read the press release in Italian : “Mr Berlusconi, è o non è frequentabile il regime turkmeno?” March 13, 2020 Find out more November 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Mr. Berlusconi, yes or no, should you be cosying up to the Turkmen regime?” “There is no such thing as a private invitation from one government leader to another,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Either the Turkmen regime (which was ranked 173rd out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index) is the kind of government one can be associated with, in which case its president’s visit is a normal event that the public should know about. Or it is not the kind of government one can be associated with, in which case there should at the very least have been a serious debate about the desirability of receiving President Berdymukhamedov.” Reporters Without Borders added: “Prime Minister Berlusconi must publicly explain his behaviour and must provide details of what they discuss.”The European Union recently embarked on a rapprochement with Turkmenistan, which it sees as one of the main potential suppliers for its proposed Nabucco gas pipeline. Russia is trying to renegotiate terms for the purchase of Turkmenistan’s oil and natural gas, but the prospects of Turkmenistan working with the EU were reinforced at this year’s international “Turkmenistan Oil and Gas” forum held from 16 to 19 November in Ashgabat. The Italian company ENI is one of the international companies competing for gas contracts.Dependent on its income from the export of gas, Turkmenistan is actively trying to diversify its outlets and improve its international image. After trying to lure investors in June by unveiling plans for a “Turkmen Las Vegas” to be built at great cost on the Caspian Sea, he recently announced an “electronic revolution” that is supposed to make the government more efficient. But one should not pin any hopes on this change in tone.”The dismissal of two important government censorship officials at the start of 2009 raised hopes of liberalisation, but nothing has really changed behind the façade and Turkmenistan continues to be one of the world’s most repressive countries for journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. There is absolutely no criticism of the regime in the media. Internet cafés are allowed but access to opposition websites is blocked, email is monitored and visiting alternative websites can be very dangerous. How can the regime’s declared reform intentions and its calls to local journalists to follow the international media’s example be taken seriously while at the same time it arbitrarily refuses to let journalists and students go abroad?Andrei Zatoka, a scientist and environmental activist with Turkmen and Russian dual nationality, was arrested on clearly trumped-up charges on 20 October and was sentenced to five years in prison nine days later. Thanks to pressure from Moscow, which for once was in accord with the rest of the international community, Zatoka was finally released and deported to Russia.Anyone helping foreign journalists risks serious problems. There is so much intimidation that local journalists usually lose no time in declining any invitation to work for foreign news media. The example of Sapardurdy Khadjiyev and Annakurban Amanklychev helps to keep things this way. They were sentenced to six and seven years in prison respectively in August 2006 on a trumped-up charge of “possession of illegal munitions” after helping the French production company Galaxie-Presse prepare a report on Turkmenistan for the French TV station France 2.According to recent reports, their health has deteriorated and they have ailments affecting the stomach, kidneys, legs and joints. Their access to treatment is very limited and no international organisation, not even the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been allowed to visit them. Their relatives, like the relatives of Ogulsapar Muradova (the Turkmenistan correspondent of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, who died in detention in 2006 after being severely beaten by guards) and all those who have been in contact with them, are forbidden to leave the country, their phones are tapped and their access to work and higher education is obstructed.“The Italian government and the other members of the European Union must clearly accept that any commercial and diplomatic opening towards Turkmenistan cannot overlook the situation of human rights and press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders concluded. TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Related documents CP_Turkmenistan_25-11_Ita.pdfPDF – 102.84 KB last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED DRUNK WOMAN TOLD FAMILY “I’M EVIL”

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first_imgA Donegal man who sexually assaulted a drunk woman after she had fallen asleep has been jailed for two years.The Irish Independent reports that after the assault Padraig Rooney (34) told the victim’s family: “I’m an evil person, I have to go to the guards. This is sexual assault”.During a trial at Donegal Circuit Criminal Court, Rooney claimed that the sex was consensual and he continues to maintain his innocence. Rooney of Orchard Park, Donegal town had pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault at a house in Donegal town on May 15, 2010. After a four day trial a jury deliberated for around three hours before finding him guilty.Judge Keenan Johnson, sitting in Dublin, imposed a four year jail term but suspended the last two years after noting that jail will have a negative impact on the man’s family and his young daughter.He also noted that Rooney has no other criminal convictions and was otherwise a hard working and honest individual.The judge said he was also taking the victim impact report and a Probation Services report into consideration. Neither these nor the ten character references handed into the court on behalf of Rooney were read out.Judge Johnson said Rooney had attacked the victim while she was incapable of defending herself. He noted he failed to show any remorse or empathy and has a lack of insight for the adverse effects of his actions on the victim.Sgt Angela Cummins of Ballyshannon Garda Station told Geraldine Small BL, prosecuting, that the victim and Rooney were intoxicated and sitting on a couch covered by a duvet.The victim, now aged 24, fell asleep and when she woke up she noticed that her bra had been interfered with, her leggings were half way down her legs and her underwear was bunched up in the leggings.She immediately suspected Rooney but couldn’t remember anything about the assault. She spoke to him at his mother’s home and he said he had kissed her and then had freaked out and left.The court heard he told his then partner that he had “fucked up” and had “molested a girl”. Their relationship ended as a result of this admission.Gardaí arrested Rooney in August 2010. During his interviews he claimed she had made the first move and that the victim had consensually masturbated him.Colm Smyth SC, defending, said that the testimonials on behalf of his client came from business people and people involved in sporting activities and clubs and all gave testament to his client’s good character.A reference written by retired garda Martin McNally from Ballintra, Co Donegal said Rooney is a fine young man who had taken over the running of the family business.Counsel said his client is a hard working man and a devoted father.Judge Johnson said the offences had caused polarisation in a small community and were a source of enormous distress to the victim and her family.DONEGAL MAN WHO SEXUALLY ASSAULTED DRUNK WOMAN TOLD FAMILY “I’M EVIL” was last modified: July 28th, 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)last_img read more

NCS D-VI championship: St. Bernard’s claims section title, downs Kennedy-Richmond 31-28

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first_imgLane Thrap hauled in an interception to preserve a slim Crusaders lead with under two minutes to play, Justin Hagler rushed for two touchdowns and St. Bernard’s beat top-seeded Kennedy-Richmond 31-28 in the NCS D-VI championship game, claiming the Crusaders’ first section title since 2015 Saturday night at Benicia High.“I’m just so proud of these kids,” St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin said. “They are a truly special group and its an honor to be their head coach.”Hagler rushed for two touchdowns in the first-half, both to the tune of about 10 yards. The second came early in the second-quarter and put the Crusaders up 14-7.On the Crusaders’ ensuing possession St. Bernard’s quarterback Will Omey hit Damarte Prudhomme for a 68-yard touchdown to give St. Bernard’s a two score lead with under two minutes to play in the first-half. Guillermo Perez-Estrada gave the Crusaders a slim 3-point lead with under a minute to play in the third-quarter. The kicker hit a 37-yard field goal after a previous 32-yard successful boot was nullified by a false start penalty. He was 4-for-4 on extra-point tries in the win.Following the field goal St. Bernard’s converted a second onside kick to retain possession. Elijah Moon was the Crusader who came up with the ball on both onside kick attempts.“I felt like we need to recover two onside kicks to win this game,” Tomlin said. “It’s about limiting their plays and giving us more opportunities.”The Crusaders again drove deep into Kennedy territory but couldn’t close the deal as Omey threw his third interception of the night while trying to keep a 3rd-and-5 play alive. Young hauled in the pic, his second of the night.During Kennedy’s drive following the turnover Young fumbled near midfield. Jacob Smallwood recovered it for the Crusaders, giving the No. 2 seed the ball at midfield with just over five minutes to play.St. Bernard’s milked almost 3 minutes off the clock before turning the ball over on downs to Kennedy at the Eagles’ 26 yard-line.A few plays later Thrap intercepted a 3rd-and-7 pass by Williams and set up the Crusaders on the Eagles 20 yard-line with just under two minutes to play. St. Bernard’s ran out the clock with its final drive of the night.“This is such a special senior class,” Tomlin said. “They have been challenged more than any other group of seniors in Humboldt-Del Norte League history. They were all freshman the season after we got moved up after we won a state championship. They have been routinely playing schools much larger than ours for their entire high school careers and have continued to overcome the odds.”Before Saturday the Crusaders last won a section title in 2015 — a year in which St. Bernard’s went on to win a state championship. “Teams are so focused on (Hagler and Thrap) that we needed another guy to step up and make plays and (Prudhomme) did that tonight,” Tomlin said.Kennedy responded with two touchdowns in the final minute of the half. Camron Young rushed for a 6-yard touchdown with 50 seconds to go in the second frame and Trey Baker followed it up on the defensive end with a 68-yard interception return for a touchdown on what was Omey’s second interception of the first-half. Going into the break the championship game sat tied at 21-21.St. Bernard’s opened the second-half with a successful onside kick, setting the Crusaders up with a short field.St. Bernard’s capped off an expedient drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by Omey to take a one-score lead.Kennedy responded with a touchdown drive of its own punctuated by a 20-yard touchdown run by Baker. The drive was kept alive by a 4th-and-6 conversion on a 25-yard pass from Bobby Williams to Young.last_img read more

Black, female, and making great wine

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first_imgUnlike her first week on the job, todayNtsiki Biyela knows exactly where to findthe barrel cellar at Stellakaya.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com) Biyela assesses the temperature andfermentation of crushed grapes duringprimary fermentation.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.) Biyela with her finished product in thetasting room at Stellakaya.(Image: Jennifer Stern)Jennifer SternLike most little girls, Ntsiki Biyela would bring pictures she had drawn at school home to her mother, who would display them proudly around the house. A few years later, it was the report cards she brought home that made her mother proud.So it was only natural that when Biyela won her first gold medal from the Michelangelo International Wine Awards for a wine she made from scratch, she took a bottle from her new base in the Western Cape winelands back home to rural KwaZulu-Natal, to share with her mum.As proud as ever, Margaret Sibiya nodded and tried to smile while she told her now grown-up and successful daughter the wine was delicious. But she couldn’t quite keep from grimacing at the unfamiliar tang of a dry red wine, no matter how well rounded and smooth the Michelangelo judges had found it.That’s because Mrs Sibiya had never really tasted wine before. And neither had her daughter, before she arrived at the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape to begin her studies for a Bachelor of Science in Oenology and Viticulture. Today she is South Africa’s first black female winemaker.“I didn’t have much of an idea what viticulture was about, and I couldn’t even spell oenology,” Biyela says. A top student, she had wanted to study chemical engineering. But although she had been accepted by a number of universities, she hadn’t quite cracked a bursary.So when she was offered a scholarship from South African Airways to study oenology, she jumped at it. Once she’d worked out what it meant she decided it was a form of chemical engineering, anyway. (Oenology, by the way, is the science of all aspects of winemaking from grape harvest to bottle.)The scholarship was part of a concerted programme to change the face of South African winemaking, previously the domain of big and burly white men.In the deep endDetermined to master the discipline she’d stumbled into, Biyela got a temporary job before the start of her studies at Delheim’s Cellars outside Stellenbosch, working in the wine-tasting room.“Every morning we would have to taste the wines before we put them out for the public, so I started developing a palate,” she says. “By the time I started first year I had tasted a range of wines, and had an idea of what the industry was about.”Biyela seems to have a habit of jumping in the deep end. In 2004, her studies complete, she started her first real job at Stellakaya, a small boutique winery near Stellenbosch. The previous incumbent was still around and, having made all the calculations for the blending of the 2003 Boschetto, promptly went on holiday, leaving her to it – in her first week at work.“Don’t worry,” he said as he skipped out the cellar door, “you can call me any time if you need help.” Then he turned his mobile phone off, and left it off for two weeks.“I didn’t even know where the barrels were,” Biyela says with a smile, “or where bottles came from. There’s a lot they don’t teach you in university.”She quickly learned that a sincere smile and simple request for help got Stellakaya’s staff on her side. The barrels were tracked down, and big crates of bottles arrived from Consol Glass. Somehow, she got it all worked out.And then she started on the 2004 Boschetto, the first wine she made from scratch. It’s a blend of Cape Merlot, Shiraz and San Giovese, an Italian varietal. Creating the blend cost her some nerves and a few nights’ sleep, and she was relieved when the Wines and Spirits Board passed it as fit for human consumption.Biyela was on her way. The Cape Cross 2004, which was released in 2006, won her first Michelangelo gold medal. That’s the wine she took back home to her mum.Into the rhythmToday Biyela is the only fulltime winemaker at Stellekaya. It’s taken a while, she says, but she’s got into the rhythm of winemaking. The harvest season from February to April is busy, as she supervises grape-crushing and primary fermentation.Primary fermentation takes only a few days, after which the raw wine goes into barrels for a secondary fermentation of anything from a week to a month. It is then put into new barrels, where it will mature for anything from a year to 22 months.Then comes the fun part – blending and bottling. But before she can do the blending, she has to taste each barrel, deciding which wines will best go together to achieve a particular result.Biyela is a scientist, but this part needs more art than science, more instinct than calculation. Nonetheless, it is complex and carefully thought out. As she has to sample some 500 different barrels over a period of three weeks, she bounces ideas off consultant winemaker Mark Carmichael Green throughout the tasting process.“If you do it alone you can go crazy,” she says.“Mark and I have different palates. We check the different scores and compare notes. If there is a huge difference we go back and retaste. Tasting is a very subjective thing, and sometimes your palate gets tired. So it’s good to have a second opinion.”Short on shortsBiyela’s deep-end immersion wasn’t to end at with the 2004 vintage. No sooner than she had got her head above water at Stellekaya, her boss told her winemakers were required to gain experience in other winemaking regions of the world. So in 2005 he sent her off to France.There it was the northern hemisphere’s busy season  – and conveniently the quiet season in the south. And she discovered that, in France, they still crush grapes by foot. On her first day she was told to put on a pair of shorts and start stomping grapes.Biyela didn’t have any shorts. Undaunted, she leapt into a huge vat of grapes wearing a T-shirt and underwear. Then tourists began to wander through. Biyela smiled sweetly and kept stomping. But the first chance she got was off to the nearest town to buy a pair of shorts.That attitude has put Biyela where she is today – a long way away from rural KwaZulu-Natal.Every wine she’s made, except one, has been awarded either four or four-and-a-half stars by South African wine guru John Platter. Her Cape Cross 2007, a Merlot, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon blend, was one of six wines chosen by Wines of South Africa in a blind tasting for their Laduma Programme. These wines will be sold under the Fundi label, with the proceeds going to training wine stewards for the expected tourism rush during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Biyela’s not done yet. Today she is studying for a Masters in Business Administration at Stellenbosch University while working full time, and takes regular trips to discover as much as she can about making wine in different parts of the world.Her most recent trip was to California, where she visited a number of wineries to compare their New World winemaking to that back home. She didn’t press any grapes, though, because she couldn’t get a working visa.“But I took along a pair of shorts, anyhow,” she says.Useful linksStellekaya WineryUniversity of StellenboschMichelangelo International Wine Award Delheim’s CellarWines of South AfricaFundi Future Wine AmbassadorsJohn Platter OnlineSouth African WineSouth African Airwayslast_img read more

Soweto Open hosts tennis clinic for kids

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first_img7 May 2013The recently concluded Soweto Open for men was not only about taking the game of tennis to the people, it was also about teaching children the game, thanks to a partnership between Tennis South Africa and radio station Kaya FM.A tennis development clinic was held on the weekend at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex for children from Soweto and the greater city of Johannesburg area, who were selected through a promotional drive by Kaya FM.The juniors and their parents were also invited to the men’s singles final of the Soweto Open, which was won by Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.Specialised tennis clinicPrior to the final, they were given a two-hour specialised tennis clinic by South African professional players Ruan Roelofse, Dean O’Brien and Chanel Simmonds. Three coaches from the Soweto Development Project administered by Tennis South Africa managed the clinic with the sponsors.Tennis South Africa monitored the talent during the clinic to identify any participants that they feel were talented enough to join in with the Soweto Development Project operating out of the Arthur Ashe Centre.The president of Tennis South Africa, Wire Zondi, said it is was encouraging to see the kids out on the courts having so much fun.‘Here to stay’“The Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex is here to stay and is an important part of the development of sport in Soweto,” he said. “We need to get more and more kids onto the courts and enjoying this beautiful game. With enjoyment comes great satisfaction and word of mouth that tennis is the game to play.”Zondi also complimented the pro players for taking time out to give back to the game by attending the clinic. “I am impressed with Dean, Ruan and Chanel for making the time so early on their day off to spend two hours on court with the kids. Their involvement is key to the success of development. They are heroes and kids need heroes to inspire them and look up to.”The women’s Soweto Open is currently on the go, with the final scheduled to take place on Saturday.Entrance for spectators is free, and directions to the Arthur Ashe Tennis Complex are available on www.tennissa.co.za.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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FEU rolls to 3rd straight win, routs UP

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first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University picked up a big win after blowing out University of the Philippines, 78-59, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws streaked to its third straight win for a 4-2 record to move up to solo third while the Fighting Maroons dropped to fourth with a  3-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City With that in mind, the Tamaraws held the Fighting Maroons to just four triples and 31 percent shooting (23-of-73) from the field.Ron Dennison, who hounded Paul Desiderio throughout the game, led FEU with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds.Richard Escoto added 12 points to the Tamaraws’ cause while Prince Orizu had eight points 14 rebounds, and two blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara paced UP with 17 points, 13 boards, and two blocks while rookie Juan Gomez De Liaño added 16 points.After finishing with a career-high 30 points against the Green Archers, Desiderio struggled, converting four of his 12 field goal attempts for nine points.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8003:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws01:37Protesters 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 After UP staged a quick 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 10, 58-48, the Tamaraws pulled all the stops and unleashed a brutal 16-0 counter with Jasper Parker capping it off with a corner triple for a 74-48 lead with 2:50 left.FEU head coach Olsen Racela said the offense wasn’t the first thing they thought of to repel UP’s scoring splurge, but a well-executed defensive plan.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 shutout“I always tell them that when a team makes a run, we should focus on stops and normally when a team goes on a run they want to score immediately,” said Racela. “So we focused on stops, and it’s a good thing they responded.”FEU was aware of its opponent’s hot shooting, something the Fighting Maroons displayed in a stunning victory over defending champion La Salle in a game where they put up 16 three-pointers. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Down but not out: Maroons still fighting for Final Four spot

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first_imgQC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters 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 Pumaren thinks also-ran UE ‘could’ve done more’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion And head coach Bo Perasol wants his players to be aware of their history as they fight for their spot in the Final Four.“We haven’t been here, we were never part of this, we’re not used to this kind of situation,” said Perasol in Filipino after UP lost an all-important game to Adamson University 86-70 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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 shutout“The important thing is we have to be conscious, we have to be aware of what’s happening.”UP slipped to fifth with a 5-7 record, a full game behind fourth-running Far Eastern University (6-6). The Fighting Maroons will now have to sweep their remaining two games and hope the Tamaraws split their last couple of matches to make the semis.“We have to learn from the remaining two games we have, these games are crucial for us,” said Perasol. “We now have to play with pressure because there is so much at stake.”And Perasol not only looked at his current team with how they performed this Season 80, but to the future versions of the Fighting Maroons.“Whatever we learn this season, we can share that to the future teams that this is how we did it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four, for the longest time, has been elusive to University of the Philippines.The Fighting Maroons’ last appearance in the big dance was in 1997 when Paolo Mendoza still led the team. ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

10 days agoChelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen

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first_imgChelsea, Southampton chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allenby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea and Southampton are both chasing Linfield whizkid Charlie Allen.The 15-year-old has already impressed on trials with Spurs and Manchester City.The Daily Express says Chelsea and Saints want to now run the rule over Allen during a trial period.Rangers are also interested in the Northern Irish attacking midfielder.Allen has already made his debut for the Linfield first-team this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more