787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Yet, instead of moping, she stepped down from the national team and said she would take a “specialized training course” abroad to help her earn credentials as a future fitness guru.“It was a very difficult decision for me because I have always aspired to represent our country,” Daquis said in a statement. “I am very grateful that you (national coaches) have considered me to be included in the team lineup. But I feel that there are other more capable candidates who can contribute more effectively to the team given the other priorities in my life that I must consider.”That’s Daquis gracefully telling them: If you’re not giving me my rightful place in the grand ball, I’m skipping the party altogether.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Rachel Ann Daquis. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith her lean 5-foot-10 frame, flawless skin and winsome smile, Rachel Anne Daquis easily catches everyone’s attention. The highly popular open spiker for Cignal in the Philippine Superliga also happens to be a force on the hard court.A champion many times over with Far Eastern University in the UAAP, as well as with Philippine Army and Petron in volleyball’s commercial leagues, Daquis won the Most Valuable Player award in the 2015 PSL All Filipino Cup, which the Blaze Spikers won via 13-0 sweep.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Keeping up with Kobe End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Over breakfast at Shiny River Hotel in Ust-Kamenogorsk, head coach Francis Vicente, worried sick by the bashing the national team was receiving in social media, tried to lighten the mood of the girls. After five matches in five days the team still could not buy a win against stronger clubs.“Hey, girls, have you said hello to your bashers this morning?” Vicente asked his players.Daquis offered a reply for the team in Filipino: “No coach. We have stopped checking [our social media accounts]. All we know is that we’re all very pretty!”Her remark brought the house down and conveyed the correct attitude the team, including Vicente himself, took to ward off online critics.So after Daquis was unceremoniously cut from the national team’s final roster by the coaching staff, supposedly in favor of younger and stronger open hitters, the news stunned her legions of fans, probably more than Daquis herself.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade That may explain the uproar in social media when she was relegated to the reserve list of the Philippine team that will see action in the Southeast Asian Games and the Asian Seniors tournament next month. After all, to paraphrase a classic line from the movie “Dirty Dancing,” “nobody puts Rachel in a corner.”For years, the 29-year-old Daquis painstakingly earned the tag “Face of Philippine volleyball.” During the Singapore SEA Games two years ago, giant posters bearing her image—she was an endorser for a top sports manufacturing company— adorned big malls around the Lion City’s OCBC Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Daquis has represented the country in international tournaments since 2011 and was part of the pioneering PSL-Manila squad that played in the FIVB World Clubs Championships in 2016.Fast-forward to last May’s AVC Asian Club Championship in Kazakhstan, where Daquis served as team captain of Philippine representative Rebisco-PSL and played the part well. She was on top of everything, from the team’s airport check-ins, to the daily bus rides, to the team bull sessions. MOST READ
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Jang won an exemption by winning gold with the Taeguk Warriors at the 2014 Asian Games and submitted a document that he had completed nearly 200 hours of community service in December last year.But it was later discovered that there was heavy snow on the day that Jang claimed to have held outdoor football lessons.Jang apologized for his misconduct at the weekend and said he would carry out his community service duties after the current season.South Korea has recently hinted at a possible reform of the military service exemption programme, which critics say unfairly rewards athletes and artists for one-time achievements.Tottenham Hotspur star footballer Son Heung-min was among dozens of South Koreans who avoided being called up for military service by bringing home gold at this year’s Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “This is to reinforce that anyone who stirs up controversy cannot join the national team,” the KFA said, adding that the tough penalty was aimed at “preventing similar cases in the future”.Jang will be permanently banned from playing for the country and fined 30 million won ($26,000) for “tarnishing the dignity” of the team, according to the association.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissNearly every able-bodied South Korean man aged 18 to 28 is required to complete 21 months of military service by law, but Olympic medal winners and Asian Games gold medallists are granted a special exemption.Instead, they are required to complete basic military training of up to 60 days, as well as 544 hours of sports-related community service. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – South Korea’s national football players, defender Kim Young-gwon (R) and defender Jang Hyun-soo (L) attend a press conference at the Spartak Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 15, 2018, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP)A South Korean World Cup footballer was banned for life from the national team for submitting false documents for his military service exemption, the Korea Football Association said on Thursday.Defender Jang Hyun-soo plays for FC Tokyo and has 58 caps, including an appearance in the 2016 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NCAA title could be cherry on top of Lyceum basketball program’s turnaround Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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The Crystal Palace manager says the Blues were the better side today and deserved the 1-0 victory at Selhurst ParkA lonely goal by N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace today in the English Premier League.And for Palace coach Roy Hodgson, that victory was well-deserved for his rivals.“I thought we worked as hard as we could work and we were playing a very good team who made it difficult for us to disturb their passing rhythm,” he explained on Sky Sports.“I thought they were very good on the ball, but I thought our discipline, particularly in the first half, was very good.”Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We kept them in front of us, they had a lot of the ball but they weren’t creating chances,” he explained.“But when they score the goal, everything changes.”“We’ve then got two options – fly at it like we did in the final 15 minutes, and run the risk of conceding two, three or four, or to keep it tight for a little bit longer in the hope that you’ll then create something, or the ball will fall your way and you would get what would have been an undeserved point,” he added.“So I don’t know if we could have done much more in terms of our approach to the game. We played against a very good side and they were much better than we were.”
Yash and Radhika Pandit.PR HandoutRocking Star and Radhika Pandit’s five-month daughter will have her naming ceremony on Tuesday, May 6, on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.”A father daughter relationship is a priceless one!! I know all of u are waiting to see our lil angel, won’t disappoint u. This May 7th on Akshaya Tritiya.. we will reveal our true treasure.. our precious Asset [sic],” Radhika Pandit announced the news on her Facebook account.There have been lots of speculations about the name of the baby. It was widely speculated that it is going to be Yashika, a portmanteau coined from a combination of Yash and Radhika.However, Radhika Pandit had denied the news. “We will have the naming ceremony when she is five months old. We haven’t picked out a name yet,” The Times of India had quoted her as saying.Radhika and Yash had started their acting career with the TV serial, Nandagokul. They also made their debut in films together, with Shashank’s Moggina Manasu in 2008. The actors had also worked together in films like Drama, Mr and Mrs Ramachari and Santhu Straight Forward.After being in love for over five years, they tied the knot as per the Brahmins-Gowda customs in 2016. Yash and Radhika Pandit welcomed their first baby on 2 December.KGF 2 On the other hand, Yash, who had taken a break from the shooting to campaign for Sumalatha in Mandya, is working on KGF 2.
Share This weekend marks five years since Houston journalist Austin Tice was taken captive in Syria.Since then, his parents have been to the Middle East several times to try and secure his release.5 years ago, journalist Austin Tice was kidnapped in Syria. Today, his 36th birthday, this banner hangs outside the @Newseum #FreeAustinTice pic.twitter.com/AhyzJ9qbGI— Newseum Institute (@NewseumInst) August 11, 2017CBS This Morning spoke with Marc and Debra Tice earlier on Friday and they stressed that they are “100 percent positive” their son is still alive.“No doubt. And it’s not just us. It’s not just parental wishes. That’s the assessment of everybody involved in his situation”, Marc Tice said on the show.AUSTIN TICE PARENTS-Glor CTM PKG FRI0145-Today is birthday of missing US journalist Austin Tice. His parents are hopeful he may be released. pic.twitter.com/mZxjf4Ro7T— CBS Newspath (@cbsnewspath) August 11, 2017The Tices believe the Trump Administration is treating his case with extra attention.Today is his 36th birthday.Austin Tice turns 36 today. Send him a message & remind him we’re always thinking of him. #HappyBirthdayAustin! https://t.co/ydOOi0mOd8 pic.twitter.com/70ubqHUqa9— RSF in English (@RSF_en) August 11, 2017
According to you how has music in India changed over the years?There are some truly inspiring artists coming up now. I love hearing the kind of attitude that young artists tend to have. Yet there is sometimes a lack of knowledge as per how the scene got this way in the first place and the people that made it happen. For the most part, I am excited at the state of indie music in India.Could you tell us more about Karsh Kale Collective? Well, the band kind of came together when I came to India to promote my album Cinema. I had played with some of the musicians before and had to put a band together for a series of shows supporting the album’s release. Things worked out so well that the same band went on to do an episode of Coke Studio and the rest is history. For me, it is the dream band I have always been striving to put together. I get to explore rock, electronica, classical and film music and so much more, all at the same time with this band. I also see myself improving as a musician collaborating with such a great and creative group of artists. The band consists of Warren Mendonsa, Ajay Prasanna, Jai Row Kavi, Jayant Luthra, Benny Dayal, Shilpa Rao and Karsh Kale. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’At NH7 Weekender in Delhi, who all will you be performing with from NH7 All Stars? What are your expectations from the Delhi leg?Bacardi NH7 Weekender is an amazing festival, and a place where indie music comes together, and I love playing at the festival each year. The Karsh Kale Collective + NH7 All Stars, which is the finale set for the festival, is a celebration of all the music that’s played at the festival, and the music that we’ve grown up on. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHas your sense of music changed with time? Any new favourites or preferences recently?I like different aspects of different artists and take inspiration from all angles. Today in India there is a wellspring of new and fresh takes on music, like Shaa’ir + Func, Dualist Inquiry, Nucleya, Advaita, and of course, the veteran rockers that have been keeping it alive for years, like Pentagram, Ankur Tewari, Midival Punditz, Blackstratblues, etc. Tell us about your most memorable performance or gig. So many to name. I’d have to say generally the Bacardi NH7 Weekender experience tends to take the cake as it seems to be a culmination of a lot of energy, and we are all surrounded by friends and fellow artists, so there is always an added excitement. We’re performing the finale concert along with some special guests for all four festivals this year, across Pune, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata.What next for Karsh Kale?I plan to do more in terms of writing and recording with the Collective, not to mention more concerts. I am also working on an album of my own vocal songs, which is a first for me. I’ll be collaborating with Salim Merchant, Gaurav Raina from the Midival Punditz, Nitin Sawhney and Warren Mendonsa on songs for this project. I have wanted to do a vocal record for a long time, but now I feel my voice is ready. There are a few film projects on the cards as well, that are more interesting and left field. NUCLEYAWhy the name Nucleya? How does it describe you?Nucleya was my e-mail password when I was in school. I was looking for a name, and this was what occurred to me.Tell us a little bit about your own musical journey.My parents are avid music listeners. We had music in the house all the time. My father likes Indian film music from the 50s and 60s, my mum is very fond of Ghazals, and brother prefers electronic music, so I was exposed to many different genres at once. When I was in school, my father bought me my first ever computer, and on that I started making electronic music. With a few like-minded friends, I formed my first band Bandish Projekt. Being part of a band, I was making one particular style of music for about 10 years. I wanted to explore and experiment. About five years ago, I started Nucleya, and with this moniker I started exploring and came across dubstep and instantly fell in love with it. I have major dubstep influences in my music and I chose this genre because it has strong bass throughout, and simple half time drums. What is your opinion about the future of EDM in India? When you started it was at a nascent stage, how has it changed according to you?The electronic music scene has changed drastically. Back in the day, there were no venues for electronic music and now we have festivals. But it’s not just that – all the best electronic musicians from around the world headline our festivals, play at clubs in India and support our artists too, so that’s awesome!What were your thoughts behind developing your new album Koocha Monster?My new EP, Koocha Monster, celebrates Indian street music in a slightly more bass heavy format. In Hindi, streets are called gali koocha, so the word koocha comes from there, and the word ‘monster’ comes from the sound of the bass. As far as the sound of the EP is concerned, the EP is a hybrid of many genres. I wanted to explore Indian street music and various sub genres of bass heavy music like Moombahton, trap, dubstep and reggae. I love sampling dialogues, news, so that’s there as well.What can we expect from your set at NH7 Weekender in Delhi?I plan to play a very special visual set this time, where the visuals are all mashed up and resynced to the beat live, which will be very interesting. I also plan to play some unreleased music.You have performed at several international and national festivals. What are the main differences you see amongst the audiences there and back home?Each venue is a different experience regardless of whether it’s in India or international. The response I get in Pune is so different as compared to the response I get in, say, Delhi. The same thing is applicable to all international gigs I have played so far. In some places the energy is very high, and in some places not so much. I have played some gigs where people preferred to just stand and listen to what I’m playing rather than dancing, which is amazing too.
Kolkata: Guardians of the six fasting senior students of state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital expressed support to their wards’ stir and threatened to join the hunger strike which entered seventh day on Monday.The students of second, third and fourth year were on hunger strike to press for their demand for accommodation in a new hostel which is allotted only for first year students.”The old hostel building of the senior students is in poor shape. We are on the side of our children in this agitation,” one of the guardians told reporters in the hospital compound today. Also Read – Son-in-law arrested in connection with Garden Reach murder incident”If their demand was not looked into by tomorrow, we will join the hunger strike,” he said.The guardians said a deputation will be submitted to the college Principal Uchhal Bhadra on behalf of the guardians urging for immediate steps to solve the impasse.The principal earlier said as per guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), freshers and seniors cannot be accommodated in the same hostel building to prevent incidents of ragging.Appealing to the students to withdraw the fast, Bhadra yesterday told reporters that the old hostel building would be renovated very soon and those senior students, who are facing accommodation problem, can be put up there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”With the admission process to the first year going on, I urge the students not to continue the fast.” he had said.The students, however, said the fast will continue till the administration opens the new hostel building for both senior and freshers. One of the fasting students said, “Six of us are now on fast. If anyone has to be hospitalised, his/her place will be taken up by another student.” Two of the fasting students fell ill during the past five days. Their places were taken by two others.