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UAAP Volleyball: FEU pushes UST to brink of elimination with 3-set win

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ UST is now on the edge of elimination and one more loss will send the Golden Tigresses out of the Final Four race.From a 21-17 deficit, UST managed to claw back and tied the third set at 23-all after Cherry Rondina’s heroics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThat, however, was UST’s final stand as FEU retaliated down in the clutch with Pons hitting an off-the-block kill for the Lady Tamaraws’ 24-23 lead.FEU head coach George Pascua knew their service game was their biggest edge over UST and he made sure his Lady Tamaraws followed that instruction to the dot. 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 View comments LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Austria wary as Ginebra playing with ‘nothing lose, everything to gain’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FEU Lady Tamaraws vs UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University is one step closer to trimming down the Final Four hopefuls after trouncing University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws, who took the third spot with a 6-3 record, sent the Golden Tigresses to their fifth straight loss and a 2-7 record.ADVERTISEMENT UST is no. 6 in the standing in terms of efficiency rate in receptions at a dismal 22.26 percent, and FEU took advantage of that scoring 19 service aces. “We knew that their reception wasn’t that great, that was our observation,” said Pascua in Filipino. “I reminded them that when we beat them in the first round we had a lot of service aces.”FEU had 12 service aces against UST in its three-set win in the first round.And as if fate would have it, FEU’s final point of the match turned out to be a service ace when UST’s defense failed to return Czarina Grace Carandang’s service.Bernadeth Pons had 15 points to lead FEU while Toni Rose Basas and Heather Guino-o had 10 and nine points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Cherry Rondina finished with 11 points for the Golden Tigresses.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

We must be careful about how we use the signing bonus

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me to share my thoughts on the actions of the Government of Guyana to convert the ExxonMobil signing bonus into US and Canadian Treasury Bonds. The Guyanese populace will draw their own conclusions based on the denial of the existence of the ‘bonus’ and its eventual disclosure.My issue is, however, with this new policy direction of investing in the US and Canadian economies. US$18 million is not an enormous sum by our economic standard; there can be no need to stash this paltry sum for ‘safe-keeping’: this sum is less than two per cent of our annual budget. Surely, we could put this money towards our own development. I can assure all Guyanese that we will be able to afford lawyers for the Guyana-Venezuela ICJ case without this ‘bonus’ to assist us. US$3 million of this amount has been earmarked for ‘capacity building’; how is this being achieved with the funds otherwise invested? Are we going to use the interest generated for the capacity-building programme? Guyana recently borrowed US$900 million for unspecified projects, will some of this also be ‘invested’ surreptitiously in US and Canadian bonds? Government needs to revisit this policy direction as a matter of great urgency.Editor, many see low-yield bonds as a very secure investment; however, these bonds are by no means infallible and Governments do default from time to time. US Treasury Bonds must be deemed a risky investment by any yardstick as that country continues to borrow heavily to maintain a quality of life beyond its means, continuously raising its debt ceiling and other risk factors. A fitting analogy would be of a poor man lending to his ostentatiously rich neighbour; sure, he has all the trappings of wealth – mansion, cars, flashy lifestyle that seems unreachable to the poor man, but underneath all the flash, he is mortgaged to the hilt, in debt beyond his ability to repay and playing a Ponzi scheme to keep himself afloat. Many a man has fallen for these schemes, should Guyana be investing in such a country? What place in line would we be if they default? Let us invest in ourselves and build our own nation before we prop up an ailing economic power.A timely reminder to the Government of Guyana that ‘Charity begins at home’ may be in order.Sincerely,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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