San Marino and South Pasadena High Schools Named California Distinguished Schools by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

first_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Education San Marino and South Pasadena High Schools Named California Distinguished Schools by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 11, 2013 | 8:19 pm San Marino and South Pasadena high schools today were named by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson as a California Distinguished School for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement.In all, 218 public middle and high schools were designated as California Distinguished Schools, according to a news statement. Thirty-nine of the schools were in Los Angeles County.“These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality instruction that puts their students on the right path toward career and college,” Torlakson said.“Given the enormous challenges schools have faced in recent years, it is inspiring to see this kind of success in so many schools,” he said. “Our future depends on meeting the needs of every student no matter where they come from or where they live.”Schools selected as California Distinguished Schools will be honored in May during regional award ceremonies where Torlakson will present each school with a 2013 Distinguished School plaque and flag.The 2013 California Distinguished Schools Program directly focuses on the right of California’s students to an equitable and rigorous education, and recognizes those schools that have made progress in narrowing the academic achievement gap.To apply for Distinguished School honors, schools must meet a variety of eligibility criteria, including accountability measures. Once schools are deemed eligible, the California Department of Education (CDE) invites them to apply to be recognized as a California Distinguished School.The application process consists of a written application, which includes a comprehensive description of two of the school’s signature practices, and a county-led site validation review process, which validates the implementation of those signature practices. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img Subscribe Herbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

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Birdie-man Keeble gets a victory under his belt at last

first_img15 Sep 2013 Birdie-man Keeble gets a victory under his belt at last A birdie four on the final hole thanks to a three-foot putt saw Bobby Keeble win the County Champions Tournament at a wet and windy Woodhall Spa and get the monkey off his back.The 18 year old England boys international from Essex carded a second successive 73 for 146, level par, and a one stroke winning margin over Yorkshire champion Chris Halley, who signed for 79.Keeble (image copyright John Thomson Photography) came into the event with a string of second places to his name including losing a playoff for the English Boys under 18 Championship at Royal Cinque Ports last year. So the victory was something of a relief.On an afternoon that saw shots shed in monotonous regularity by the first round front-runners, the lead changed frequently and it was anyone’s title to win. But Keeble proved the exception to the rule and kept his game under control.“Finally to win a big one feels good,” said Keeble. “I didn’t think I was anywhere near the lead and was out of contention as I didn’t putt well for the first 14 holes. But I holed a 20-footer for birdie on 15, saw the scoreboard and realised I was still in with a chance.“I had a solid two putt on 16 and my ball shaved the hole for a birdie on 17. I thought I needed to birdie at last to make a playoff but I’m glad it was for the win.”No one wanted extra holes in the miserable conditions, cold with frequent rain and squally winds, so Keeble’s birdie was a godsend. But it was also agony for Halley, who was in majestic form during the morning when he led with a superb five-under-par 68.That included eagles on three of the par fives along with three birdies. But he slipped to a second round 79 for 147 then had to wait to see if he would be caught.“I missed short putts on the opening three holes then bogeyed four and five,” he lamented. “I didn’t hit it anywhere near as good as I had in the morning,” added the joiner from Whitby.Halley led by a shot from Kent’s Alfie Plant at lunch but he also fell by the wayside, finding a double bogey six at 16 and running up a nine on the last for an 83 and joint third on 152.But in the end the day belonged to Keeble who found himself in the champion’s position after a long wait.“Some people told me I should get the monkey off my back but I wasn’t feeling that way,” added Keeble. “It’s a nice way to end my season on a winning note and now it means a lot of work over the winter.” It’s a good bet he’ll recall this victory many times over that time.last_img read more

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Kids Learn Tips On Rip Currents, Sharks

first_img“They’re a little scary, but if you know more about them, you can be respectful, not fearful,” said Williams, a post-doctoral coastal ecologist at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken.In a shark encounter, do not splash because the shark could take it for prey, such as a seal, Williams said.Teresa Sperber, a member of the board of the Library Association, which does fundraising and programming for the library, said she arranged Williams’ talk because she was familiar with Sea Grant after two of her children – Paul, 12, and Cecilia, 8 – attended camp at Sea Grant this summer. “I thought it was very informative,” Sperber said. “I think the kids learned a lot in a fun style,” Sperber said. About 20 children and five adults attended.Williams conducts two other programs for the community, a for-adults version of the one presented at the library and another on dune management, also for adults. Williams can be reached through Sea Grant, 732-872-1300, or at [email protected] Story and photos by Joseph SapiaRUMSON – With swimmer Michael Phelps racking up gold medals for Team USA in the Summer Olympics, it may be interesting to know he is much slower than a common Jersey Shore visitor.Rip currents can move “two times as fast as an Olympic swimmer,” said Amy Williams, a coastal ecology extension agent for the Sandy Hook-based New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.That was one of the facts presented in “Ocean Hazards: Sharks and Rip Currents,” a children-oriented talk Williams did at the Oceanic Free Library, here, on Wednesday, Aug. 10.A rip current is “a current of water that rips you away from the shore,” Williams said. When waves come in, the water has to go back out – the channeling of that outgoing water in one location is a rip current.Aside from avoiding panic and swimming parallel to the shore, try to get a lifeguard’s attention if swimming in a rip current, Williams said. “Rip currents take you out to sea, but they stay on the surface,” she said. “They don’t go out very far.”Mary Catherine O’Connor, 9, who lives in the borough, said she came away with new knowledge. “I learned sharks don’t mean to attack you and a lot about rip currents and how to be safe in them.” Her sister, Eleanor, 11, said she learned that to get out of a rip current: swim parallel to the shore to escape the narrow funneling of water.Margot O’Connor of Rumson holds her daughter, Claire, 6, while attending a talk at the Oceanic Free Library, Rumson. O’Connor is vice president of the library association.The children also learned that a swimmer is safer if using a flotation device, and panic is a main reason people get in trouble in rip currents.Williams talked about shark attacks.In 2015, for example, there were 96 reported shark attacks worldwide, with only six deaths from these, Williams said. Of the 300 to 400 species of sharks, only three – great white, bull and tiger – are known to attack humans, she said.last_img read more

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Middletown Breaks Ground on New Town Hall Complex

first_imgLast year the township unveiled plans for the new building. As part of their larger vision, officials will decide in the coming months whether to lease or sell two pad sites at the municipal complex. Those new revenues will “help offset the cost of this project,” Fiore said. MIDDLETOWN – Thetownship hopes to opena new 72,000-square-foottown hall in summer 2021,in partnership with a realestate company. “And what you will see from this municipal complex is a municipal complex that our world class police department will flourish with,” Fiore said. Brandywine president Eric C. Moore, a former college basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1990s, said he valued what “a good team can do.” Perry said the township had looked at renovating the current town hall, a project that would have cost between $25 million and $35 million. He said the building, now home to the municipal health department, is becoming a township-run animal shelter. Brandywine Acquisitions and Development, part of the Brandywine Companies headquartered in Pennsylvania, will pay to construct the building and charge the township around $3 million annually in rent through a 30-year lease. At the end of the lease term, the township will retake ownership of the land, now a parking lot next to the current town hall. “We don’t have the space to grow,” Perry said. “We don’t have a place where we can grow into. Every municipality is looking for new ways to save taxpayer dollars. Part of that is through shared-service agreements. And we need to ensure that we have the space to grow those shared-service agreements.” He was joined by local officials and others for the late afternoon event. With rain falling, Mayor Tony Perry said the new building would give township residents and municipal employees “a place that they can be proud of, a place that they can see their investment, a place where the leaders of the future will continue to build on the progress that we’ve made.” Perry said the town’s 13 female officers – the most of any police force in the county – do not have a dedicated changing room and instead have to use a private bathroom. He said the police locker room floods every time it rains. “At that time, the mayor preceding me and myself, our office consisted of a filing cabinet in the clerk’s office,” he said. By Philip Sean Curran “This has been a long day coming,” said former mayor and current Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger. “A lot of meetings, a lot of presentations.” Township officials have said most government functions will be housed under one roof once the building opens. That will eliminate the need for residents to go to more than one place to conduct their business. Township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said the current town hall was built in 1960, at a time when the community’s population was 39,000 people and the police department had 28 officers. Fast forward to the present: Middletown has grown to 68,000 people and 126 officers. “Because right now, if you want to get a passport from the clerk, you want to pay your dog license and you want to apply for a permit in town, you’ve got to go to three different buildings,” Perry said in an interview after the ceremony. During construction, municipal employees in town hall will continue to work there. The building eventually will be demolished and the land turned into a parking lot. Last week’s ceremony brought back past town officials, like former Mayor Frank Self, who led the community in the early 1980s. “This is a really unique deal,” Deputy Mayor Anthony P. Fiore said at the ceremony in the municipal complex on Kings Highway. “This is a deal that, in a public-private partnership, is what I believe the first of its kind.” At a groundbreaking ceremony June 20 for the new town hall, the township said it was also breaking new ground by having a public-private partnership for the building. Overall, the project will cost $56 million, the township has said. “It’s been such a pleasureto work with the town toget this deal done,” he said.“We’re really partners withthe town.”last_img read more

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Shock and sadness at Marikana mine conflict

first_imgSouth Africans have united in shock and sadness at the violence which occurred during the industrial dispute at the Marikana mine, said Chief Executive of Brand South Africa, Miller Matola. “Our first thoughts must be with the families of those who have died or been injured in this senseless violence. The fact that President Zuma has cut short his attendance of the SADC Summit in Mozambique to return to South Africa to deal with the situation is a sign of how seriously our leadership takes this.” Matola added that South Africa was a constitutional democracy with sophisticated labour relations law and long-established negotiating forums in which business, organised labour government resolved labour issues.“We cannot allow the country’s long history of industrial action in support of social change to be undermined by violent protest”, said Matola.He went on to say that it was vital that the investigation currently underway determine exactly what happened and identify the perpetrators to ensure that justice was served.“Now is a time for cool heads. Leaders in government, business, the labour unions and the local community must come together to restore calm and commence dialogue.”Both citizens and business are pleased that President Zuma has given instructions to take the necessary steps to restore calm; and to bring the various parties together to resolve the issues at the mine.The labour conflict is confined to Lonmin’s Marikana mine near Rustenburg, a mining town about two hours away from Johannesburg.last_img read more

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Three Must Have Reports from Your Sales Force Automation

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet.There are three reports a sales manager must be able to obtain from their sales force automation or customer relationship software. Without these reports, the sales manager is flying blind. Let’s look at each of them.New Opportunity AcquisitionFirst, a sales manager must have a view of the new opportunities their team is generating. I call this report a New Opportunity Acquisition report.Any sales manager who is honest about where they place their focus and attention will admit that is often given to sales opportunities at the end of the sales process. There is so much pressure to make the number, they want to know which opportunities their team can close and by what date.But no opportunity is closed that is not first opened. One of the primary challenges sales organizations and sales people now face is opportunity acquisition. By putting opportunity acquisition first, you are telling your salespeople what you value most. More opportunities equals more opportunities to win. It also means that the sales manager has fewer “must win” opportunities.Pipeline with Days in StageSecond, the sales manager needs a view of their pipeline that includes the days each opportunity has lived in that particular stage.I once worked with a client who believed they had a very large pipeline, one that was more than enough to cover the number they needed to make. I asked them to run two reports for me. The first report showed the days each opportunity had lived in that particular stage. The second report removed any opportunity that had lived in a stage twice as long as the average time of this company’s won opportunities. This cut their pipeline by 80%. It was a massive reality check.By monitoring the time it takes an opportunity to flow through the process, you uncover stuck deals. As an opportunity starts to age past the time an opportunity normally lives in that stage, you can test the opportunity to see if it is stalled. If it is, you can help the salesperson troubleshoot the opportunity and get it back on track.But that isn’t the only troubleshooting you can do. Days in Stage can also help you uncover problems with the sales process. Every good sales process should have an expiration date, a date when you review it to make sure it’s still valid. If opportunities sit on stage too long, maybe something has changed. Maybe your prospective clients need something different from you. If you see a pattern, it’s worth investing to decide if you need to make changes.Finally, Days in Stage can also uncover the sales force’s development needs. If the sales force struggles getting past a certain point in the sales process, they may have an underlying developmental need. As an example, if an opportunity sits in the acquisition stage too long, it may indicate that salesperson didn’t acquire the of the stakeholders early enough in the process.Days in stage is a crucial report for diagnosing sales process problems and moving stuck deals.Client CommitmentsThe final report is client commitments. Opportunities don’t walk themselves from target to close. That path is really a number of commitments that the prospective client agrees to take with the salesperson. It’s a linking together of these commitments.Whether the report you review is the salesperson’s calendared commitments the client has agreed to take or activities, it’s critical to capture and review these commitments.All activity isn’t created equal. The highest value activity for a salesperson is most often the time they spend face-to-face with their clients. Reviewing their calendared commitments provides the sales manager with the opportunity to review the salesperson’s plan and their deal strategy. It allows the sales manager to ensure that the salesperson has everything they need to create value for the client during these interactions. Effective activity beats activity alone every time. This is how you ensure effective activity.There are hundreds of reports you might pull from your customer relationship or sales force automation software. These three are critical management tools that can help you and your team sell better—and faster. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

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Transactional Selling to Avoid Conflicts Around Price

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now The reason so many people want to be transactional and agree to a discount their price is that it eliminates one of the major areas of conflict in sales. If you agree to your prospective client’s price, then there is no conflict, you just say “yes” and you are off to the races.While this approach eliminates a natural conflict that occurs in most major deals, it eliminates a lot more than that.What You Are LosingBeing transactional eliminates any perception that you are a consultative salesperson or trusted advisor. A trusted advisor engages in the difficult conversation. They don’t fear it. Instead, they embrace it, knowing that they are demonstrating their value by tackling the difficult stuff many salespeople fear.When you are transactional and competing on price, you eliminate the ability to differentiate your offering. You eliminate the perception of value. Price is an expression of value. The low price leaders in your space don’t compete on value. Lowest price is an absence of value. When you are transactional and reduce your price, you are projecting a lack of value and a lack of differentiation.Being transactional, especially when it comes to pricing, eliminates the profit you need to execute the solution that you are selling your client. It eliminates the likelihood that you succeed for your client and, over time, it eliminates the possibility of retaining them as your client.Know Pain, Know GainBy engaging in the back and forth of a negotiation around price, you deal with the inherent conflict. You also gain the opportunity to turn a sometimes uncomfortable conversation into a collaboration around making the right investments, producing the right results, and choosing the right partner.This conversation around price provides you with the opportunity to move from transactional to strategic partner—but only if you are willing to engage in what can sometimes feel like conflict.QuestionsHave you ever been tempted to reduce your price to avoid a conflict (or a difficult conversation)?What do you risk losing by behaving transactionally, especially when it comes to price?What do you gain by taking business at a markup that doesn’t serve your needs and puts your results at risk?How do you turn a difficult conversation that is a natural conflict into a collaboration?last_img read more

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The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

first_imgBut for a few days, at least, with traffic cones down and most Olympic checkpoints removed, Pyeongchang can take a breather as the eyes of the world shift somewhere else. Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Korean women’s hockey team did that for sure.Thrown together a just few weeks before the games, players from North and South were thrust together to make a go of it. With the help of their Canadian coach, they came together as a competent, if not particularly effective, team that captured the attention of many Olympics watchers.Along the way, they developed what they uniformly say was camaraderie, and even great affection. On Monday morning, at the athletes’ village, they said their goodbyes with tears and extended hands.“I feel really strange,” said South Korean hockey player Choi Ji-yeon. “I told them to take care and not get sick and meet again later.”She added: “If they were people whom we can continue to keep in touch and meet again, then I would feel better, but I might never be able to meet them again.”ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving North Korean women’s hockey team players in a bus reach out to hold hands with their South Korean teammates as they rerun to North Korea, at Olympic Village in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women’s hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.Seven years after a successful Olympic bid that changed its people and its landscape forever, Pyeongchang exhaled.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “Farewell! Bye bye! Gamsahamnida!” volunteers using the Korean word for “thank you” shouted to departing buses in Gangneung, the coastal city near Pyeongchang where many events were held.Workers yanked down paper signs by the hundreds and busloads of Olympians, journalists and support workers rolled toward train stations and highways Monday in the aftermath of a Winter Games that was as political as it was athletic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutInternational Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach echoed that sentiment in the closing ceremony Sunday night, saying that the centerpiece political event of the games — a joint Koreas team marching together and, in some cases, competing together was a beacon for a troubled world.“With your joint march you have shared your faith in a peaceful future with all of us,” Bach said. “You have shown our sport brings people together in our very fragile world. You have shown how sport builds bridges.” Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Their governmental counterparts were showing signs of communication as well. The detente achieved through the Olympic connections between North and South Korea fits the longtime goals of the South’s president, Moon Jae-in, who has advocated engagement with Kim Jong Un’s Pyongyang regime.That happened at the opening and closing ceremonies, both with U.S. representatives looking on from nearby — Vice President Mike Pence for the opening, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump for the closing Sunday night.U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, a patron of South Korea and a loud opponent of the North’s nuclear program, is watching the contacts closely, particularly after South Korea’s presidential office said during the closing ceremony that the North was willing to hold talks with the United States.Washington viewed that development warily. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, with Ivanka Trump on her South Korea Olympic trip, issued a written statement to that effect after the closing ceremony.“We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” she said. “In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs are a dead end.”North Korea’s official news agency, KCNA, known for its invective toward the United States and the Seoul government, has been playing it low key when it comes to these Olympics. On Monday, it issued a synopsis of the games that was notable for its anodyne tone.“When the players of the north and south of Korea participating in the 23rd Winter Olympics and other players and agents of different countries and region from across the world entered the stadium, the spectators welcomed them with applause,” it practically whispered.Contrast that with this dispatch hours earlier about the United States: “We will never have face-to-face talks with them even after 100 years or 200 years. This is neither an empty talk nor any threat. The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation.”Twelve hours later, news of its willingness to talk emerged from Seoul.As for the Olympics and the attention and people they bring to this relatively remote plateau of northeastern South Korea, it’s not quite finished yet. The Paralympic Games, held immediately after the Olympics using the same facilities, will be staged from March 9 to 18, albeit with a lower profile and attendance. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Popovich praises LeBron’s courage to speak on social issueslast_img read more

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Indian Test team for England tour to be picked on Saturday

first_imgThe Indian cricket team for the upcoming Test series against England will be selected on Saturday in Chennai, the Indian Cricket Board stated in a media release. Under Krishnamachari Srikkanth’s chairmanship, the All-India Senior Selection Committee will meet at the Park Sheraton in Chennai on Saturday evening to pick the touring squad for the five-day matches, the BCCI said in a statement. India will play four Test matches against England with the first match scheduled to be held at the historic Lord’s from July 21–25. That will incidentally be the 2000th Test in the history of the game. Before the first Test, India will play a three-day warm-up game against county side Somerset from July 15 at Taunton. Indian will also play a two-day practice game against Northamptonshire (August 5-6) just after the conclusion of the second Test scheduled to be held in Trentbridge, Nottingham from July 29 to August 3. The third Test between the two sides will be held in Edgbaston, Birmingham from August 10-14 followed by the fourth and the final match of the series at the Oval from August 18-22. India will also play a five-match ODI series and one-off Twenty20 match against England during the tour. The squad for that series will be announced later.  – With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Lady Eagles book return flight to Finals

first_img“I’m just an instrument; the most important thing today is the team’s heart,” said Almadro. “From the No. 1 player down to No. 14, they really worked hard, pushed each other up.”Kat Tolentino led all Ateneo scorers with 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Forced to burn a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four, the Lady Eagles shook off the challenge of the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14 victory in their rubber match Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.“We’re not finished yet, we will trust in the Lord, but we will work harder,” said coach Oliver Almadro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“There’s one more job to do but we’re thankful we got here,” said Ateneo skipper Bea De Leon. “We didn’t entertain the thought that this would be our last game.”It wasn’t. The Lady Eagles will now face University of Santo Tomas—which earlier dethroned last year’s champion La Salle in the other Final Four pairing—in the best-of-three title showdown starting on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPayback. Redemption. Validation. Fetch whatever buzzwords you want, but for the Ateneo Lady Eagles, it was about making sure they weren’t exiting UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball.And hear them out: They aren’t done yet.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Garcia eyes another surprise The Lady Tamaraws forced the decider with a heart-stopping 10-25, 23-25, 22-25, 12-25, 15-8 victory over the Lady Eagles last Saturday.This time, Ateneo used a steel-nerved performance in the third set to knock the fight out of FEU.“We didn’t even treat an early exit as one of our options for today,” said Maddie Madayag, who had 12 points.Almadro thus towed Ateneo to its seventh finals appearance in eight years. The Lady Eagles missed the Finals last year after losing to, well, FEU in the semifinals.Almadro and his wards got payback for that.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

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