Human rights organizations call for charges against journalist Ali Anouzla to be dropped

first_img Freedom of expression and human rights organisations call on the Moroccan authorities for all criminal charges facing Moroccan journalist and editor Ali Anouzla to be dropped at the Rabat court hearing scheduled on 18 February.Anouzla, journalist and editor of the Arabic edition of the news website Lakome, was arrested on 17 September 2013 in connection with a 13 September news article published on the Arabic edition of Lakome, which included a link to a video posted on the website of the leading Spanish daily El País. The video, embedded from YouTube, allegedly sharply criticized King Mohammed VI of Morocco, accusing him of despotism and corruption, and called on Moroccan youth to engage in “Jihad”. YouTube has since removed the video. Anouzla was released on bail on 25 October.While Lakome’s article was critical of the video, on 24 September 2013, the investigating judge at the Rabat Court of Appeals indicted Ali Anouzla for “glorifying terrorism” under Article 218-2 of the Moroccan Penal Code and “materially assisting” under Article 218-6.The provisions of the Criminal Code are vague and can be arbitrarily applied. The rule of law requires that rules especially those defining crimes be formulated with sufficient precision to enable people to regulate their conduct accordingly. Moreover, the crime in question concerns the right freedom of expression. This right is guaranteed by Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). As a state party to ICCPR since 3 May 1979 Morocco should ensure that it respect the right in a manner consistent with international law.With respect to the circumstance of the instant case we recall that United Nations Human Rights Committee (the “UNHRC”), whose mandate is to interpret and supervise the implementation of the ICCPR, has stated in its 2011 General comment on Article 19: The free communication of information and ideas about public and political issues between citizens, candidates and elected representatives is essential. This implies a free press and other media able to comment on public issues without censorship or restraint and to inform public opinion. The public also has a corresponding right to receive media output. It is not compatible with ICCPR to invoke provisions relating to national security to suppress or withhold from the public information of legitimate public interest that does not harm national security or to prosecute journalists, researchers, environmental activists, human rights defenders, or others, for having disseminated such information. States parties should ensure that counter-terrorism measures are compatible with paragraph 3 of Article 19. Such offences as “encouragement of terrorism” and “extremist activity” as well as offences of “praising”, “glorifying”, or “justifying” terrorism, should be clearly defined to ensure that they do not lead to unnecessary or disproportionate interference with freedom of expression. Excessive restrictions on access to information must also be avoided. The media plays a crucial role in informing the public about acts of terrorism and its capacity to operate should not be unduly restricted. In this regard, journalists should not be penalized for carrying out their legitimate activities. When a State party invokes a legitimate ground for restriction of freedom of expression, it must demonstrate in specific and individualized fashion the precise nature of the threat, and the necessity and proportionality of the specific action taken, in particular by establishing a direct and immediate connection between the expression and the threat.Second, the article did not endanger national security. The Johannesburg Principles on National Security, Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, which are frequently cited by the UN human rights bodies and domestic courts, set out that an expression can be criminalised as a threat to national security only if three conditions are met: 1. the expression must is intended to incite imminent violence; 2. It is likely to incite such violence; and 3. there is a direct and immediate connection between the expression and the likelihood or occurrence of such violence. Vague notions such as the provision of assisting communications in terrorism or extremism, the ‘glorification’ or the ‘promotion’ of terrorism or extremism, and the mere repetition of statements made by terrorists do not themselves constitute incitation and must not be penalised. The facts in this case do not support the accusation of a terrorism crime. Ali Anouzla did not intent to incite immediate violence. Neither were his statements likely to incite violence. Third, the journalist was reporting about the video which raised issues of public concerns. International law recognises that the media should be able to report on issues of public concern even when the underlying issues about which they are reporting relate to threats to national security. The Johannesburg Principles referred above set out that “Expression may not be prevented or punished merely because it transmits information issued by or about an organization that a government has declared threatens national security or a related interest.” Ali Anouzla was reporting about the video. He did not endorse the statements in it. Rather he was critical to it.The undersigned organisations declare that the indictment of Ali Anouzla is unsupported by the evidence and unfounded under international law. It amounts to a violation of the journalist’s freedom of expression and his right to inform the public. Therefore they call for charges against Anouzla to be dropped, the end of judicial harassment against Anouzla and the ban on both Arabic and French-language versions of Lakome, blocked in Morocco since 17 October, to be lifted immediately. Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-violence Studies Arabic Network for Human Rights InformationARTICLE 19Association Adala pour un procès équitable, MoroccoAssociation de Recherche sur les Transitions Démocratiques (ARTD), TunisiaAssociation for Freedom of Thought and Expression, EgyptAssociation marocaine des droits humainsAssociation tunisienne pour la défense des valeurs universitaires (ATDVU)Cartoonists Rights Network InternationalCentre de recherche sur l’opinion publique, les médias et la gouvernance locale (CRM), TunisiaCentre de Tunis pour la liberté de la presseCentre for Law and Democracy (CLD)Citizens Assembly, MoroccoComité pour le respect des libertés et des droits de l’homme en Tunisie (CRLDHT)Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)Egyptian Coalition for the Rights of the ChildEgyptian Women’s Legal FoundationFree Press UnlimitedFront Line DefendersForum tunisien pour les droits économiques et sociaux (FTDES)Hisham Mubarak Center for Law, EgyptHuman Rights Legal Aid Group, EgyptInternational Media Support (IMS)International Press Institute (IPI)Journaliste en danger (JED)Journalists Without Rights, EgyptLam Echaml, TunisiaLand Center for Human Rights, EgyptLigue marocaine pour la défense des droits de l’HommeMaharat Foundation, LebanonMedia Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI)Mouvement du 20 février – Comité d’information, MoroccoNadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, EgyptNational Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT)Nawaat.orgObservatoire des libertés académiques des universitaires tunisiens (OLAUT)Reporters Without Borders (RSF)Syndicat des journaux indépendants et partisans (SJIP), TunisiaSyndicat général de la culture et l’information, TunisiaTunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD)Tunisian League to Defend Human Rights (LTDH)Tunisian Syndicate of Free Radio Stations (STRL)Union générale tunisienne du travail (UGTT)Vigilance Association for Democracy and the Civic State, TunisiaWorld Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Help by sharing this information News April 15, 2021 Find out more to go further February 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Human rights organizations call for charges against journalist Ali Anouzla to be droppedcenter_img Receive email alerts News Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists News April 28, 2021 Find out more June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF_en Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa last_img read more

Real Madrid go head-to-head with Barcelona for Neymar — reports

first_imgBut Mundo adds that “it is clear Neymar wants to play for Barcelona” while Diario Sport agrees, writing that “the winning card Barca continues to hold is the will of the striker to reunite with players like Leo Messi and Luis Suarez. With them he has a great understanding on the pitch and also a strong friendship off it.”Marca believes Madrid also have factors in their favour. “Neymar’s priority is not to go to Barcelona. His priority is to leave the PSG,” wrote Marca, also citing their “magnificent relationship” with PSG, “quite the opposite” of how the French club view Barcelona.Luka Modric is mentioned as a possible makeweight while Philippe Coutinho, who reportedly rejected an offer from Tottenham this week, could be included in an offer from Barcelona.Sport admits whichever team signs Neymar will “inflict a blow on their rivals by snatching a star player from the other’s grasp”.“From now on, it will be Neymar that decides,” Sport added. “Barcelona want the player to go public but he understands such a move would be risky. If Barca and PSG do not reach an agreement he would be stuck in the French capital for a third year.”Share on: WhatsApp NeymarMadrid, Spain | AFP | Real Madrid will rival Barcelona in the race to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar this summer, according to reports in the Spanish press on Friday.Madrid have shifted focus to Neymar after the close of the English Premier League’s transfer window on Thursday ended their hopes of signing Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.According to Marca, Neymar has “returned to the scene” with the club “believing for some time that the team is lacking a big star up front”.Sports newspaper AS claims the Brazilian has been offered to Madrid by PSG, who are open to selling if they can either recoup the 222 million euros they spent on him in 2017 or receive half that amount, with players included in the deal.It means La Liga’s two greatest rivals are set to go head-to-head in the battle to sign Neymar before the Spanish transfer window closes on September 2.Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo says the 27-year-old will wait until August 20 for Barcelona to make a decisive move, after which “PSG’s number 10 does not rule out any option in order to leave the French champions, where it is clear he does not want to stay any longer.”last_img read more

Fit Tiger Woods hints he’ll pick himself for Presidents Cup

first_imgIf Woods burns one of his picks on himself that leaves him the difficulty of choosing three players from the likes US Open champion, Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner and Jordan Spieth.Woods also reiterated he wanted to come back to Japan next year to represent the US at the 2020 Olympics.“I would love to play in an Olympic Games,” he said. “It would be an honour to represent my country in an Olympic Games. Hopefully next year I can have a good year and qualify.”Before all that, however, Woods on Monday shook off the rust and tested his knee in a made-for-TV exhibition — “The Challenge: Japan Skins” — against Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama.It was knockabout stuff with plenty of banter to entertain large galleries of Japan’s golf-mad fans as the players tried to win holes outright for cash or “skins” worth anything from $10,000 to $100,000.Woods looked healthy throughout the 18 holes, though the golf was nowhere near as intense as tournament play.Day came out on top, pocketing $210,000 mainly because of winning the final two skins. Woods and McIlroy scooped $60,000 each and Matsuyama $20,000.“Just being able to compete again, I haven’t done this in a little bit now,” said Woods.“I just thought the competitive atmosphere was fantastic, the shots we hit were great.“And on top of that, I think the banter back and forth, the needling, the jabbing, it was all good fun and I hope we were entertaining everyone.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Tiger WoodsNarashino, Japan | AFP | Tiger Woods said Monday his fitness was ahead of schedule after arthroscopic knee surgery, and dropped a heavy clue he might use one of his four Presidents Cup captain’s picks on himself.“I’m probably a week early. My season had ended a little bit earlier than I had expected it,” the 15-time major winner told reporters at Accordia Golf, Narashino Country Club near Tokyo before coming through an exhibition match unscathed.“I had the procedure a little bit early and got ahead of it,” he added.Woods is in Japan this week to play in the US PGA Tour’s inaugural Zozo Championship, the second $9.75 million tournament of an almost $30 million three-event Asian swing.He intends to end his year by playing in the Hero World Challenge beginning December 4, before going to Australia to captain Team USA in the Presidents Cup a week later.Woods, who completed a remarkable return from years of injury and personal problems to win the US Masters in April, said his knee had been giving him more pain as the year wore on.“It progressively got worse and got to the point where it was affecting even reading putts,” the 43-year-old Woods said.Woods has a large depth of talent from which to make his four captains picks ahead of the match against Ernie Els’s International team at Royal Melbourne.– Needling and jabbing –“I’ve been pretty consumed by it,” he said, adding his return to fitness made it more likely that he would use one of his wildcards on himself.“It made me more hopeful that I could play this week, play Hero and play Australia,” said Woods, who has dropped one place to number 10 in Monday’s new world rankings.“The way I was feeling towards the middle part of the year, it was going to be a tall order to be able to do it all.”last_img read more

Providence St. Peter Hospital Achieves MSC Certification for Sustainable, Wild-Caught Seafood

first_imgSubmitted by Providence St. Peter Hospital Providence St. Peter Hospital Photo Courtesy of ProvidenceProvidence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA, has announced that it is the first hospital in the Providence Health Care System, and the second hospital in North America, to achieve Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Chain of Custody certification for sustainable, wild-caught seafood. MSC certification ensures that seafood products bearing the blue MSC ecolabel are fully traceable to a fishery that has been certified to the global MSC standard as sustainable and well-managed.In line with Providence Health & Services’ mission and core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship, patients and guests at Providence St. Peter Hospital now have the option to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by choosing menu items with the blue MSC ecolabel. More than 1500 meals are served daily at Providence St. Peter Hospital, which include MSC certified pan seared Pacific cod and Thai peanut salad or Caesar salad with Oregon pink shrimp.MSC Chain of Custody certification assures that in every step of the chain – from the fishers, to the processor, to the distributor and the end user – MSC certified seafood is not mixed with or substituted for non-certified seafood. To achieve certification, Providence St. Peter Hospital worked with MSC Chain of Custody certified food service distributor, Food Services of America (FSA), to ensure complete traceability through the supply chain.Certified sustainable seafood is provided to patients and guests at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.Sustainability is essential to core value of stewardship “We’re proud to offer MSC certified sustainable seafood to patients and guests and provide the choice to support healthy oceans,” said Gerald Roundy, director of Hospitality, Providence Southwest Washington Region. “Sustainability is essential to our core value of stewardship and we continuously strive to lead the way to a healthier future for our people, resources and the earth.”Providence St. Peter Hospital has been recognized for additional sustainability initiatives including a high recycle rate, increased energy efficiency from recycling boiler heat, and excellent indoor environment standards, resulting in being named the Smartest Building in America by Siemens Industry, Inc. for demonstrating sustainable and efficient facility operations. St. Peter has also reduced water use from 61 million gallons a year down to 28 million gallons a year during the past 15 years.Leadership contributes to health of the world’s oceans “We congratulate the demonstrated leadership of Providence St. Peter Hospital as the second hospital in North America to earn MSC Chain of Custody certification,” said Geoff Bolan, MSC’s U.S. Program Director. “By looking for the blue MSC ecolabel and choosing MSC certified seafood, patients, guests and staff are able to reward sustainable fisheries and help to ensure the health of the world’s oceans for this and future generations.”About the MSC Chain of Custody certificationInitiated by Gerald Roundy, who led the MSC certification of Virginia Mason Hospital with his team in 2014, the MSC Chain of Custody certification of Providence St. Peter Hospital was completed by an independent, third party assessment body, SCS Global Services. For more information on the MSC Chain of Custody certification process, visit Facebook12Tweet0Pin0 ­­­­last_img read more

Ireland’s biggest ever tribute weekend is coming to Donegal

first_imgFOUR of the biggest and very best live tribute shows in Ireland and the UK will come together to take the stage under one roof in just one weekend!‘TRIB BASH’ comes to the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny on the 14th & 15th February 2020. Tickets are out now from the Clanree Hotel reception desk and online at Eventbrite.Trib Bash will showcase four of the most elite tribute shows touring the country and beyond at the moment which will include: • Queen (Qween), • Johnny Cash & June Carter (Cash Returns), • Abba (The Bjorn Identity) • Garth Brooks (Trevor Smith – Friends in Low Places) The weekend’s award winning lineup consists of four acts which are currently touring the nation and further afield and are blowing audiences away with their spectacular authentic shows. Each of the acts are without doubt the closest thing you will get to their original counterparts, each with live performances and vocals that will blow the most ardent of music fans away.Never under one roof in one weekend has a live music event like this taken place – being the first of it’s kind Trib Bash promises to be one of the most exciting music spectacles in 2020 which will cater for music fans of all genres.TRIB BASH 2020 LINE UPFRIDAY 14th FEBGarth Brooks: ‘Friends in Low Places’Johnny Cash & June Carter: ‘Cash Returns’ SATURDAY 15th FEBQueen: ‘Qween’ABBA: ‘The Bjorn Identity’Both Trib Bash Single-day tickets (€30) and Weekend tickets (€50) are available now from the Clanree hotel reception desk and online at eventbrite: * All B&B weekend packages have now been sold out *Ireland’s biggest ever tribute weekend is coming to Donegal was last modified: November 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Abbaclanree hotelGarth BrooksJohnny CashQueentrib bashtribute weekendlast_img read more

Wufoo Enables Recurring Payments with Chargify Integration

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… john paul titlow Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#biz#Software Guides Users of uber-popular Web form-building app Wufoo were greeted with an exciting new announcement upon logging into the service today: Wufoo has added Chargify to its list of payment service integrations, enabling business owners to accept recurring payments on their Websites. The integration allows Wufoo users to link up their Chargify account via an API key, and then assign different prices to products listed in a drop-down menu or multiple choice field on the form. Once the form is completed by the end user, their subscription takes effect and they’ll be charged accordingly. Chargify can charge any dollar amount on any fixed schedule, be it weekly, monthly, yearly or some other customized time frame. It also supports set-up fees and trial periods, and the end date of the subscription can be defined up-front. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market This integration should simplify the lives of any business owner looking to sell subscriptions or otherwise accept recurring payments online, as it takes practically all of the development-intensive, heavy lifting out of the process. Setting it up is a matter of dragging-and-dropping a Web form together, plugging in an API key and then copying and pasting some code to embed the form into one’s site. In general, Wufoo has a pretty powerful REST API that developers can use to integrate Wufoo with other Web apps, but its team has a tendency to do the heavy lifting for many popular third parties and then roll those integrations out for Wufoo customers. On the payments front, Wufoo already integrates with Google Checkout, FreshBooks,, USA ePay and several flavors of PayPal. Forms can also be configured to send data to Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, Highrise, Campfire, Notifo, Salesforce, Twitter and others. Notifications of new form entries can be received via email, SMS or RSS feed. last_img read more

Making the Manager-to-Entrepreneur Switch? Learn to Delegate Like an Executive

first_imgHow to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… Tags:#ceo#communicating a vision#delegating#delegating like an executive#delegation#executive#executive skill set#leader#Leadership#vision Related Posts If you’re a former manager founding his or her first company, I’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news? You know more about startup leadership than most new entrepreneurs. The not-so-good news? The way you’ve been taught to think about delegation is dangerous.What do I mean by that? Achieving your vision requires tasks to be done, of course, but leaders who dole out duties the way they would as a task manager are micromanaging at best. Typically, they also dilute their vision, upset their managing team, and waste the whole staff’s time.What should executives delegate? Development and communication of their vision or a way of critical thinking itself. Despite how difficult it can be to give up some control of the company’s future, founders and CEOs — at least, those who want their companies to grow — have no other choice but to trust their managing team.From Your Mind to Managers’Founders bring the vision to the table. But unless they want to work around the clock, they have to help their managers understand what it looks like in practice:1. Dream as a team.Have you ever noticed how ideas only take shape once you’ve let them out of your head? Discussing your vision forces you to articulate it, which gives others a chance to shore up its weak spots and improve its strengths. Start with your statement of purpose, which Graham Kenny of consulting group Strategic Factors argues should actually be the foundation for your vision: What is it your company actually exists to accomplish? Lifestyle brand Life Is Good’s is “to spread the power of optimism,” while beverage company Honest T’s is “to create and promote great-tasting, healthy, organic beverages.”Whatever you want to accomplish, think about how the world might look if you succeed. That’s your vision. If you want to improve performance reviews, for instance, your vision might be “a world where managers clearly communicate and employees constantly grow.”2. Create a lookbook.What if one or more members of your managing team can’t picture the future you have in mind? Communicate it aesthetically. When I worked for an interior design company, my clients often struggled to articulate what they wanted. It wasn’t until I created a lookbook of styles that my clients could point at that I realized how powerful visual communication could be. At my current company, Ontraport, our designers create mood boards to check their understanding of the vision and get the creative team on the same page. Our product team uses wireframes to show the engineering team what the product should look like prior to it being built. I’ve created a printed focus guide that every team member can reference. Depending on your product, visual or audio may be your best bet. 3. Make a big-picture project map or model. Once your management team sees the vision, show them the path. While it seems obvious, employees must understand how their work plays into the bigger picture, but most don’t. Mapping out models that show how each task or role fits into the larger vision helps your management team then communicate the vision to their team members. When the marketing team at my company started growing, I mapped the customer life cycle. We now create projects that correlate to a particular stage in the model. I then created similar maps for the client experience and the engineering teams. “It makes so much more sense when you connect all the work together,” one manager told me. Don’t assume your managers are mind readers. Plot your starting point, your immediate next steps, and your one-year goals. When possible, include tools that team members will need, giving managers ample time to introduce unfamiliar ones. Present your map or model with step-by-step explanations to your leadership team. Then, email it to the broader staff so managers can reference it during department-specific meetings. Trust your managers to break the vision into task-sized pieces and assign them to their teams. How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … Lena Requist builds startups into multimillion-dollar organizations. Her drive and unique leadership style helped grow her current venture, Ontraport, by 5,000 percent. She is passionate about developing teams, growing businesses, inspiring businesswomen, and creating empowered company cultures. Connect with her on Twitter @LenaRequist. center_img AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them Lena Requist How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… You may have a vision, but you can’t achieve it until the rest of your team sees it. Give your managers a peek first, tweaking it via their feedback, before using tools like maps to help convey it to the broader company. That may be a different style of delegation than you’re used to — but then again, is anything about entrepreneurship what you’re used to?last_img read more

Adamson makes presence felt, stuns NCAA champion

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:14Galvez OK with ‘selective’ martial law in Mindanao01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEAG debacle aftermath: Young Aklanon’s big splash must not be in vain LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City 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 anniversarycenter_img E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next View comments Galanza topscored with 18 points, Soyud had nine and Lea-Ann Perez eight for the Lady Falcons, who contained Arellano’s vaunted gunners with tough floor defense.Jovielyn Prado, one of Arellano’s top contributors, could only muster 11 points, while Andrea Marzan added eight. Regina Arocha contributed just two.Adamson created ripples during its opening match, whipping University of the Philippines last Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Falcons were nowhere near the team they were in the previous UAAP season when—they could only cough up one win—as they dominated the Lady Chiefs, who didn’t show a trace of being the current NCAA champs.Christine Soyud instigated the Lady Falcons’ raging start as they posted a 19-10 lead in the opening set, taking advantage of the Lady Chiefs’ spotty defense that was so solid the previous two matches.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 shutoutIn posting its second straight win and keeping its tournament slate clean, Adamson handed Arellano its first setback in a 2-1 start.Comebacking setter Fen Emnas did an excellent job distributing the ball, making 29 excellent sets for Soyud and Jem Galanza to blast away. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe reigning queens of the NCAA bowed to the cellar-dweller of the UAAP.In a stark reversal of roles, Adamson drubbed Arellano, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at FilOil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Small’ Marano coming up big for PSL Manila

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — You won’t miss her out there on the court: She hits hard, screams even harder and literally lifts her teammates up after a point. Oh and let’s not forget about the hair clips.Benched in the first game here, Aby Marano is slowly but surely becoming a integral part of the Rebisco PSL Manila competing here in the tough Asian Women’s Club Championships.ADVERTISEMENT During a heart-to-heart talk with the coaching staff, Marano even shared her thoughts.“I was thinking (after not being used against Hisamitsu Springs) that once I get to play I will play my heart out,” said Marano, who went on to score 10 points against Vietin Bank the following day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingHead coach Francis Vicente cited the energy Marano provides to the team which was sorely needed after it absorbed a three-set defeat to Tianjin Bohai Bank.“That’s how she (Marano) generates energy, let’s all have that energy,” said Vicente. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Amid 0-3 start, PSL Manila stays strong ahead of Thailand game Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP “Let’s not forget why we’re here. It doesn’t stop here we are just beginning let’s show that we deserve to be here,” said the F2 Logistics stalwart of the Philippine Superliga.The 24-year-old Marano, however, is undersized for a middle hitter at 5-foot-9 which could play a big factor in the selection of the national team preparing for the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Seniors.The team is already teeming with towering middles like 6-foot Mika Reyes, 6-foot-3 Gen Casugod, 6-foot-2 Lourdes Clemente and 5-foot-10 Maika Ortiz.“I know that I’m small for the position, and we have many middle hitters here,” said Marano. “But I don’t want to stop there, so I tried to lose weight so I can jump higher.”Against Supreme of Thailand on Monday, Marano gets the chance to play against her idol, superstar Pleumjit Thinkaow — if and when she gets to play.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month PLAY LIST 02:57DOJ to come up with resolution on case vs 13 Pampanga cops in a month00:50Trending Articles01:45Big firm products top worst plastic litter list — report01:35Panelo 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 LATEST STORIES Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

UST tests FEU, La Salle stakes unbeaten record vs UP

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tigresses may need more of those game smarts if they want their old glory to resurface.UST, who only made the Final Four once in the last three seasons, faces a stern test when it takes on an equally tough former powerhouse Far Eastern University on Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe clash of traditional collegiate heavyweights is expected to steal some of the spotlight off the marquee match, where unbeaten La Salle tests the mettle of a University of the Philippines team trying to bounce back from a stinging loss in the other match of the double-header starting at 2 p.m.UP, one of the pretournament favorites after winning two crowns during the varsity offseason, is coming off a loss to UST and the Lady Maroons will try to calm themselves in front of the rampaging defending champions. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Our coach told us to take it easy,” said UP star Tots Carlos. “No pressure for us, but our goal is to beat beat La Salle by playing our own game.”UST will also try to play to its new identity—something that the Tigresses are only starting to warm up to.They have found some spunk and mental strength, attributes that have benefited rising middle blocker Milena Alessandrini. The awkward 6-foot-2 sophomore is just beginning to gain confidence commensurate to her big talent.“I’d like to thank my teams, players, coaches and officials for helping me stay positive,” said Alessandrini, who drilled in 22 points against the Lady Maroons. “But I know we have to maintain that attitude.”Against the Lady Tamaraws, they do. FEU is smarting from a defeat at the hands of Ateneo in a match where the Lady Tamaraws were leading two sets to none.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ “We are staying positive. It’s still a long tournament,” said FEU coach George Pascua. “We just to need to develop our killer instinct.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nietes vacates WBO throne, eyes pricey fights Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor University of Santo Tomas coach Kungfu Reyes, the only thing that hinders the Tigresses from reaching full their potential is mind-set.“The problem with us is we dwell on our mistakes too long and carry them to the next set,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Sometimes we need ‘henyo moves’ to pull off victories.”ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemlast_img read more