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Finnish for 90 days

Tired of lockdowns, fires, social injustice and political turmoil? Don’t you think it’s time to balance body and mind and enjoy the good life and.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnJan 18th, 2021

PVL: I want to win the championship – PacificTown Army import Lymareva

Balik-impot Lena Lymareva hopes for a better showing this time with new team PacificTown Army in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference. “I want to show more than what I’ve shown last season,” said the Ukrainian reinforcement, who debuted last year under the PetroGazz Angels banner. Lymareva averaged 8.7 points per game last year as the Angels finished fifth in the eight-team field. After her stint in the PVL, Lymareva played in Finland and helped her club team win the championship. “This year I want to win the championship (in the PVL). I like my team now. I’ve been here for a couple of days now, really nice girls, really good coach,” said Lymareva. “Our coach just came from a university league Finals and it’s good to see him back again in action. I really like everything here and I’m really happy that I got another offer here to play in the Philippines.” Lymareva will add more firepower and depth to the Lady Troopers side composed of grizzled local veterans. And adjusting to her new team is a breeze. “Everything is going really fine. They try to help me in everything and we’re finding this connection with the setter. We play like one team on the court and everything is working well. I think we’re going on the right way,” said Lymareva. Lymareva will be backed by American Jenelle Jordan, who is making her debut in the PVL. “I think we’ll do great. Honestly, I think these girls are prepared for it so I think we’ll do really well with the short schedule and quick games,” said the middle blocker, who is a product of University of California-Berkeley. “I think our practices are really well so we’re really prepared.” Jordan also played in the Finnish league. “When I learned that she’s going to play here with the same team as me I was very happy because I know how she plays,” said Lymareva referring to Jordan. The American is excited to test her mettle in the Philippine style of play. “I know absolutely nothing (about the Philippine style of play) but I just know that there’s really good volleyball and I’ve heard there’s always been good reputation from my friends,” said Jordan. “They say Filipino volleyball is fun and fast and it’s great with good competition.” Helping Lymareva and Jordan are seasoned local stars Jovelyn Gonzaga, Ging Balse-Pabayo, Nene Bautista, Royse Tubino, Dahlia Cruz, Tin Agno, Angela Nunag, Lutgarda Malaluan, Jeannie Delos Reyes, Jem Gutierrez, Sarah Jane Gonzales and young setter Alina Bicar of University of Sto. Tomas with Kungfu Reyes as head coach. PacificTown Army will begin its campaign on Sunday against returning BaliPure.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa back at Williams

LONDON (AP) — Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will race alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton at Formula One team Mercedes this season. The 27-year-old Bottas will fill the seat left by world champion Nico Rosberg's retirement. With Bottas moving on, F1 team Williams said Monday that Felipe Massa will come out of retirement to race with them for a fourth consecutive season. Rosberg retired only five days after beating Hamilton to his first world title in November. Mercedes also won its third straight constructors' championship. 'Sometimes in life, unexpected circumstances provide interesting opportunities,' Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff said in a statement. 'Nico's decision in December was a big surprise - certainly a challenging situation for the team to handle. But weathering the storm makes you more resilient and we see this as another opportunity for the team to grow.' Bottas finished eighth in the drivers' standings with 85 points last season. In four seasons with Williams, he started 77 races and achieved nine podium finishes. Wolff said it was time for him to step up to the next level and 'how he can challenge for race wins and championships.' 'Valtteri is a no-nonsense guy: down to earth, straightforward and very focused,' Wolff said. 'Pretty Finnish, to be honest, and a great fit for us.' Massa will head back to Williams only a few months after retiring from Formula One. The Brazilian has agreed to a one-year deal and will race alongside F1 debutant Lance Stroll. 'I am very happy to have an opportunity to return to Williams. I always intended to race somewhere in 2017, but Williams is a team close to my heart and I have respect for everything it is trying to achieve,' Massa said. 'Valtteri has a great opportunity, given the turn of events over the winter, and I wish him all the best at Mercedes.' Earlier, Mercedes' young driver Pascal Wehrlein, who had been linked with replacing Rosberg, joined Swiss team Sauber. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

Casting coup

BY NESTOR CUARTERO Telecom giant Smart Communications scored a  coup of sorts when, within days after top Korean stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin of “Crash Landing on You” made public their real-life relationship, the company sat them down to a TVC shoot in their home base, Seoul. It was the first project undertaken by the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated News4 hr. 2 min. ago

USA to start bid for Olympic basketball four-peat against France

Olympic men’s basketball champions the United States will play France in their Tokyo Games opener on July 25 — three days after the end of the NBA Finals — organizers said Monday. The mighty US, aiming to win their fourth straight gold and 16th in total, will face the French at Saitama Stadium, north of […] The post USA to start bid for Olympic basketball four-peat against France appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News6 hr. 2 min. ago

Javellosa chases PBA dream

After his days with Ateneo where he graduated with a degree on Inter-Disciplinary Studies, Javelosa went on to play for Navotas and later for the Iloilo Royals owned by his father, JJ......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated News6 hr. 52 min. ago

Unique custom-made bicycles in Cebu streets create fuss online

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Biking has been one of the many things that have helped others pull through this pandemic. Some use biking for fun while others use it as their main source of transportation. In Cebu City, Sundays are one of the best days to get your bikes out and hit the road. Read: Biking […] The post Unique custom-made bicycles in Cebu streets create fuss online appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

DOH records 2,113 new COVID-19 cases in the Philippines

It has been 348 days since the first enhanced community quarantine status was raised in some parts of Luzon. The Philippines is still under the world's longest quarantine. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Donated Sinovac Vaccines to Arrive, Vaccine Rollout Under Evaluation

Department of Health (DOH) said that 600,000 doses of donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines are said to arrive in the next few days. However, the official time frame of the distribution is still under evaluation. The DOH and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) clarified that the details concerning the distribution of the vaccines are […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Pope Francis expects to spend his final days in Rome: new book

Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled "The Health of Popes.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2021

Donated Sinovac Vaccines to Arrive but Vaccine’s Rollout Under Evaluation

Department of Health (DOH) said that 600,000 doses of donated Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines are said to arrive in the next few days. However, the official time frame of the distribution is still under evaluation. The DOH and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF) clarified that the details concerning the distribution of the vaccines are […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Duterte lessens non-working days for 2021

President Duterte has amended the list of holidays for 2021, declaring fewer non-working days to spur economic recovery......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Remembering Moe

It’s been more than 40 days since the amiable Moe Chulani passed away......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

To go or not to go (out)

“On most days, the safest and easiest choice to make is to simply stay at home. The post To go or not to go (out) appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Boeing 777 makes emergency landing in Moscow

A Boeing 777 airliner on Friday made an emergency landing in Moscow with engine problems, the operating airline said, days after another model rained down engine debris over the United States......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Go aids Tondo fire victims

Three days after a fire struck Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila, Sen. Bong Go visited the displaced residents staying at Pedro Guevara Elementary School on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Compressed module, solusyon ng DepEd sa 45 days backlog

Virac, Catanduanes – Compressed modular instruction ang nakikitang solusyon ng bagong pamunuan ng Department of Education (DepEd) sa lalawigan ng Catanduanes para masupplement ang humigit kumulang apat na put limang (45) araw na  backclog dahil sa sunod-sunod na bagyo. Sa exclusive interview ng Bicol Peryodiko kay Division OIC Supt. Susan S. Collano, sinabi nitong, ilang […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Julia Barretto opens up about wanting to have a baby

In a few days' time, Julia Barretto is turning 24 on March 10, and for someone who is a young adult, the actress is certain about one thing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Cebu and the days leading to February 25, 1986

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos may have different ways and beliefs in commemorating the EDSA People Power Revolution 35 years later. But the lessons from this pivotal moment in Philippine history remained true, and that it is still regarded as one of the world’s most notable peaceful demonstrations that took place in the 20th century. […] The post Cebu and the days leading to February 25, 1986 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

How some of Cebu’s youth leaders see Edsa ‘People Power’ Revolution

Collective action to bring about change. A bloodless revolution.  Fight for freedom.  This is what the Edsa Revolution also known as the People Power Revolution means to some of the youth leaders of Cebu today, 35 years after the historic event happened. Read: Cebu and the days leading to February 25, 1986 For Rhea May […] The post How some of Cebu’s youth leaders see Edsa ‘People Power’ Revolution appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

DOH ready for 24/7 vaccination

The government is prepared to conduct inoculation activities around the clock, seven days a week once the mass vaccination program starts, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021