Gaiser uncertain of volleyball career, sure of educational future

first_imgUP’s Pia Gaiser. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPia Gaiser’s UAAP career is over, and for the diminutive libero it seems her volleyball life is ultimately at an end.Gaiser suffered an ACL tear in her left knee late in the second round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament and with a recovery period reaching at most nine months, UP’s angelic defensive ace is afraid she won’t be playing volleyball anytime soon.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Basas ready for big stage of UAAP Final Four Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town 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 MOST READ From two-win seasons, to entering the Final Four in Season 78, to having a career cut short, Gaiser experienced it all.Those heartbreaks, however, are all but memories to Gaiser who relished every moment if her UAAP career.READ: UP libero Gaiser leaves game vs NU after tweaking left knee“I feel blessed that I was able to experience this phase where we finished with two wins to seven wins, that means a lot to me,” said Gaiser who saw UP end its Season 79 campaign end with a 7-7 record.And even though Gaiser would potentially say goodbye to volleyball, she will say hello to another adventure.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t know if I will stay volleyball because when I recover, I don’t know what (Shakey’s V-League) conference it will be and if there’s a team that will take me,” said Gaiser Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre after UP lost to Far Eastern University 25-16, 25-16, 27-25.READ: Lady Tamaraws eliminate Lady MaroonsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It’s about six to eight, nine months and that’s a lot of time for me to think.”Gaiser represented UP for five years, and she’s experienced every possible heart break in that half-decade when was playing for the State University. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Gaiser said she plans to enter the Medicine field and practice orthopedic surgery.“What I’m sure is that I’m going to pursue Medicine,” said Gaiser.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Extreme cold warning remains for Fort St. John and North Peace

first_imgIssued at 2017-12-29 09:50 UTC by Environment Canada:Extreme cold warning continued for:B.C. North Peace River, B.C. (087320)Current details:A period of very cold wind chills is expected.An arctic ridge over the area has allowed temperatures to drop close to minus 30 Celsius tonight. This combined with northerly winds of 15 km/h will allow wind chill values to drop to near minus 40 resulting in extreme wind chills. The winds should ease near noon ending the extreme wind chill values.Watch for cold-related symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, muscle pain and weakness, numbness and colour change in fingers and toes.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – An extreme cold warning remains in place for Fort St. John and the North Peace and the Alberta Peace.An arctic ridge has settled over the North Peace bringing with it temperatures of minus 30.  Environment Canada says the temperature should reach a high of minus 28 on Friday, but with a 15 kilometre per hour wind, it will feel more like minus 43.Overnight into Saturday, the temperature will drop to minus 39 and a windchill of minus 46.- Advertisement -Environment Canada says residents should keep an eye out for frostbite as it can develop within minutes if skin is exposed to the cold weather. The cold will stick around until at least Sunday.  By Monday the forecast calls for the temperature to reach a high of minus 16.  We could even reach a high of minus one on Tuesday.Here is the full weather warning:Advertisement Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frostbite and hypothermia.last_img read more

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Balanced attack leads USC to win

first_img The New Year’s Eve crowd of 4,485 wasn’t as big as the one at Staples Center on Thursday. However, the student section was by far the biggest and most vocal at a USC basketball game this year, aided by a large contingency of the school’s football band attending in plain clothes. It was the first victory by USC (10-3, 1-1) over Stanford in seven games. The Cardinal (4-6, 0-2) was picked to finish second in the conference in the preseason media poll. “It feels good, my first time ever beating Stanford,” said sophomore Nick Young, who had 16 points. “We knew we had to get a victory. You don’t want to come out in the Pac-10 0-2.” USC started the game with a 6-1 run, boosted by some unexpected offense from forward Abdoulaye N’diaye, who had a career-best 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out with six minutes remaining. The Trojans seemed to break the game open with an 8-0 run near the end of the first half, followed by a 13-2 run to start the second half. Stewart scored seven of the 13 points in that second-half run. Stanford played most of the second half without leading scorer Matt Haryasz, who left the game with what was thought to be a sprained ankle. The Trojans led by 18 when he went out. Gabe Pruitt made seven of eight free throws in the final 1:01 to keep Stanford at bay. He finished with 14 points. “We were in a lot of close games in the preseason,” Trojan coach Tim Floyd said. “We happened to win a couple of those close ones after losing the Northridge game, and I think the guys did play with a little more poise down the stretch.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! All the momentum USC built in nonconference games wouldn’t mean much if the Trojans started out 0-2 at home to begin Pacific 10 Conference play. • 12/31: USC vs. Stanford AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson All five USC starters scored in double figures for the first time this season, with Lodrick Stewart leading the way with 18 points. Francis, a freshman point guard, was the instigator on defense as usual. Francis harassed Chris Hernandez, generally regarded as one of the top point guards in the Pac-10. He forced four steals, three of which he brought back for layups. The easy opportunities created by his defense led to a career-high 15 points for Francis. The key series in the game involved Francis as well. After Stanford closed an 18-point USC lead down to four, reserve forward Jeremy Barr was fouled and went to the line. Barr, who had made just four of his previous 20 free throw attempts, sank both shots. Hernandez took the inbound pass up court and Francis picked his pocket for the steal and a layup to extend USC’s lead back to eight. “I felt that we needed a (game-changing play), so I came up and tried to put pressure on him and he gave it to me,” Francis said. “If you play out in front of me, I’m just going to take it.” center_img Grasping the importance of the game, the Trojans came out with a defensive fire and forced 13 steals to help beat Stanford 82-71 Saturday at Staples Center. “That Cal game, that really bothered us,” Ryan Francis said of Thursday’s conference-opening loss. “So we came back and played real hard. We wanted to show everyone we’re not no fluke.” last_img read more

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Highland Motors announce major relocation

first_img Citroen and Honda sales customers can continue to contact either Mark or David on 074 91 27007 and vehicle services can still be booked by calling 074 91 28777.Should any of Highland Motors customers have any questions about the relocation they should feel free to contact Highland Motors on any of the above numbers.Highland Motors announce major relocation was last modified: April 28th, 2017 by StephenShare 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) Highland Motors has announced that the Honda and Citroen brands which have been located in a showroom at Canal Road in Letterkenny will be relocating to a custom built state of the art new showroom at the Mountain Top in Letterkenny this weekend.Lawrence Harrigan the Dealership owner has said he is delighted by the move.“This is a very exciting time for all the team at Highland Motors with the Honda and Citroen franchises moving from Canal Road to Mountain Top. This means we will be able to give our customers an even better experience with all of our brands on the one site.” Highland Motors Mountain top is one of the longest established dealerships in Donegal and has been the home of the Renault brand for over 19 years and Dacia for the last 4 years.The relocation of Citroen and Honda to Mountain Top will provide customers with exceptional choice as well as convenience. The new building will also accommodate a fantastic new service workshop to cater for all of our customers’ vehicle servicing needs.Highland Motors would like to thank all of its very loyal Citroen and Honda customers who have supported them at the Canal Road showroom and sincerely look forward to welcoming them to their new showrooms at the Mountain Top.The new Citroen and Honda Showroom will perfectly showcase at least 12 vehicles. Customers will be able to view a selection of the extremely popular Citroen passenger and commercial vehicles as well as the exciting Honda range within the comfort of the showroom.last_img read more

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Manchester City team news: Predicted XI to face Celtic in the Champions League

first_img 11 11 11 22. Gael Clichy (left-back) 11 Manchester City are going to have their bouncebackability truly tested on Tuesday night as they clash with Celtic in the Champions League.Saturday saw Pep Guardiola’s men sucker punched three times on the counter attack as Chelsea beat them 3-1 in the Premier League.The game-ending brawl has left a sour taste in the mouth and the Spaniard will want to wash it out with a palette cleansing victory against their Scottish opponents.Guardiola must, though, do without the injured Vincent Kompany and the suspended Fernandinho, for Champions League indiscretions rather than those at the weekend.Raheem Sterling, meanwhile, is still a doubt, along with Fabian Delph, and Willy Caballero could be handed a rare start.So, who will start for at the Etihad? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester XI to face Celtic in the Champions League, in squad number order… 9. Nolito (left-wing) 13. Willy Caballero (goalkeeper) 11 6. Fernando (central midfield) 11. Alekasandar Kolarov (centre-back) 11 11 42. Yaya Toure (central midfield) 17. Kevin De Bruyne (attacking midfield) 24. John Stones (centre-back) 19. Leroy Sane (right-wing) 11 11 5. Pablo Zabaleta (right-back) – Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester XI to face Celtic in the Champions League, in squad number order… 10. Sergio Aguero (forward) 11 11last_img read more

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Crowds turn out on NoHo development

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2While many agreed that the area needs to be revitalized, they opposed the number of rental properties, saying more owner-occupied units should be built. The company also wants to spruce up the 22-acre commercial complex at Valley Plaza with a cinema complex and department and retail stores, making it the costliest retail development in the San Fernando Valley. One potential anchor store for the new complex would be a Federated Department Stores Inc.-owned Macy’s, officials with the Miracle Mile-based company said. J.H. Snyder hopes to break ground in about 18 months. The proposed project is being designed by the same architect who did The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles. J.H. Snyder also is building a $200 million complex of lofts, apartments and shops known as NoHo Commons at the core of the NoHo Arts District, to the south of the current proposed residential development. “Every project we do is a work in progress, nothing is set in stone,” said Cliff Goldstien, a partner at J.H. Snyder. “We have a lot of work to do.” angie.valencia@dailynews.com (818) 713-3699160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HOLLYWOOD – Hundreds of people packed the first public meeting Thursday night on plans to build more than 1,000 town homes, condos and apartments – a modernization project that includes revamping the lackluster Valley Plaza shopping center into a $560 million open-air mall. Neighbors at the meeting, held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, raised concerns over increased crime, traffic and its impact on schools and city services from the project, located near Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Oxnard Street. “It’s absolutely overwhelming,” said resident Stephanie Murray. “A six-story apartment building? No thank you.” Developer J.H. Snyder Co. is proposing 700 condos, town homes and possibly lofts for sale and about 300 rental units. Snyder also wants a 5-acre park just east of the Hollywood Freeway and south of Victory Boulevard at Laurel and Valley plazas. last_img read more

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Annual Donegal LGFA presentation night held in Letterkenny – Pic Special

first_imgDonegal LGFA annual underage presentation night 2019 took place on Friday last in the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.The Special guest on the night was Donegal Senior Ladies Captain Karen Guthrie who made the presentation to u14, u15, u16, u17 and Minor Squad members 2019.See some of the best moments and prize winners below… Annual Donegal LGFA presentation night held in Letterkenny – Pic Special was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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‘He smiled and he was missing his front row of teeth’ – Donegal battles recalled in new book

first_imgA NEW book recounting the story of Cavan and Ulster star of the 1960s Charlie Gallagher, which is currently in the national bestseller charts, is sure to be of great interest to GAA fans in Donegal.‘Charlie: The Story of Charlie Gallagher, the GAA’s Lost Icon’ – written by Cavan-based journalist Paul Fitzpatrick – tells the story of the Breffni attacker who won four Ulster SFC medals and four Railway Cups and was renowned for his charisma and extraordinary scoring feats.The book recounts in detail Gallagher’s many matches against Donegal, where he was a very familiar figure.  A dentist based in Derry, he had many patients from Inishowen and regularly socialised across the border, with McIver’s in Burnfoot a popular haunt.While his surname suggests Donegal heritage, Gallagher’s father was originally from Louisburgh in Mayo. Born in Cootehill on Christmas Day, 1937, Gallagher moved to Derry on graduating as a dentist in 1961 and was employed with another former Cavan footballer, Barney Cully, at the latter’s practice in Clarendon St in the city.Gallagher, who has been described as ‘the George Best of Gaelic football’, was a well-known figure in the county and nationwide. He regularly featured in the national top scorers list and topped the charts on a couple of occasions.Among those interviewed for the book was former Donegal goalkeeper Seamus Hoare, a St Eunan’s clubman who is regarded as one of the greatest number ones ever to wear the Donegal jersey. The book charts Cavan’s many meetings with Donegal in the 1960s, several of them famously ill-tempered. Gallagher’s first medal with Cavan was an Ulster Junior Championship in 1962, beating a Donegal side which included Brian McEniff and Gallagher’s own Cootehill clubmate Tony Keyes (a Garda based in Dungloe) in a riotous first-round match.Interestingly, on the Cavan side on that occasion was Ambrose Given, an uncle of Shay Given’s, who was then a student in Ballyhaise Agricultural College in Cavan.Cavan and Donegal met in the Ulster SFC in 1963, 1964 and 1965 in an epic series of matches. In the first of those meetings, a young Donegal side, backboned by  Hoare, midfielder Sean Ferriter and wing-back Sean O’Donnell, a friend of Gallagher’s, qualified for the first Ulster final with a 4-6 to 0-5 win.“The centre stage spot which Charlie has occupied for so long was usurped by a new star,” reckoned Eoin McQuillan in The Irish News. “Donegal’s Sean Ferriter, a tall, rangy centre half-forward, cut paths of glory for himself through the leaden-footed Cavan defence.”The following year, Gallagher shot Cavan to victory over their foes in the Ulster semi-final at Irvinestown. “Gallagher’s accuracy the deciding factor” read the headline on Dermot Gilleece’s report in the Irish Press, which told its own story.“If Donegal had had Gallagher, the result could just as easily have gone the other way,” reckoned the reporter, who highlighted the corner-forward’s six-point haul andhis pass for Tom Lynch’s winning goal as key.Cavan went on to defeat Down in that 1964 Ulster final and in ’65, it took three games for them to get past Donegal. The teams drew 1-8 apiece in Ballybofey in the first game, 0-14 to 2-8 in the replay at Breffni Park and, back in Breffni again, Cavan edged the decider by 0-9 to 0-8. “Charlie Gallagher was once again the Man of the Match for through his scoring and prompting, he kept Cavan in the hunt when they seemed ready to crack up,” read the Donegal Democrat.Cavan versus Donegal matches in those years were fiery, known for their physicality. There was some bad blood and scores to be settled.“In the second drawn match in 1965, I was playing wing-half-forward,” recalls Cavan star Phil ‘Lightning’ Murray.“After 10 minutes they put a different fella on to me and he said to me: ‘I’m here to do a job on you, ya little effer ya. I’ll sort you’.“I didn’t pass any remarks. But anyway a couple of minutes later he hit me a box and put me down. I got up and ran after him to hit him back and — now, he was a big fella — he hit me another box and put me down. And down I went like a ton of bricks.“I got up again and got a couple of kicks at him but John Joe O’Reilly was on the forty and came down. Now, John Joe was a good guardian on the pitch for small fellas like me. And he comes running over and he shouts yer man’s name.“And as he turns round, John Joe hit him a box. And all I could see was blood flying. So at half-time [Cavan manager] Mick Higgins called me over in the dressing-room and he said: ‘Do not get involved, they are trying to put you off your game, stay away from him’.“But yer man came out in the second half and shook my hand and said: ‘That’s it, there will be no more fighting, look what happened me.’ And he smiled, and he was missing his front row of teeth.”More than anything perhaps, Gallagher was known for his charisma and swagger, on and off the pitch.“Boys like Charlie don’t come around too often. I often think he would have been a TV star nowadays. He had that charisma, he attracted people,” Seamus Hoare comments.“When he came into the dance hall in Jackson’s in Ballybofey, there was a buzz. ‘There’s Charlie Gallagher!’ sort of thing.”Gallagher set up the Ulster All-Stars touring team. Amazing as it sounds, in the middle of the 1964 Ulster Championship, the Ulster All-Stars played two matches against Dungloe in Donegal on Wednesday evenings, which drew huge crowds. On July 24th, Gallagher shot 0-7 in a draw that the local Democrat newspaper described as “the best exhibition of football seen in west Donegal in many years”.Through his work and football, Charlie, whose wife Maureen was a native of Strabane, built up an affinity with Donegal which endured throughout his life.The book charts Charlie’s childhood, football career and his battle with alcoholism in later years, leading up to his untimely death at the age of 51 in 1989.‘Charlie’ is published by Ballpoint Press and is available online and from all good bookshops. Signed copies can be ordered from the author, who can be contacted at paulfitzpatrick09@gmail.com and 086-6648735.‘He smiled and he was missing his front row of teeth’ – Donegal battles recalled in new book was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Brian McEniffCavancharlie gallagherdonegalPaul FitzpatrickSeamus Hoarelast_img read more

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Man United planning shock move for Crystal Palace star should Sancho pursuit fail

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ However, Die Borussen chiefs are said to desperate to keep hold of the England starlet, who has been an integral part of Borussia Dortmund’s title challenging squad.According to Bleacher Report, Manchester United will turn to Zaha if they cannot lure Sancho back to the Premier League. Man United will target Zaha if they fail to land Sancho REVEALED huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Zaha would reportedly be allowed to leave ahead of the 2019/20 season if the right offer is made.However, the report adds that the Ivory Coast international has had reservations about a potential a return due to his dismal stint with the club.Although the 26-year-old signed a new long-term deal last August, he would be available at a much lower price than Sancho and his experience in the English top-flight will be an attractive asset for the Red Devils hierarchy, getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE Sancho is United’s prime target this summer LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2center_img REVEALED shining tense REPLY After impressing in his second loan season with the Eagles, Zaha moved permanently in 2015 and has contributed 29 goals in 141 appearances at Selhurst Park since the move.Manchester United’s prime target this summer is Borussia Dortmund forward Sancho and reports claim they are ready to pay over £100million for the teenager.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made the 18-year-old his top target as he looks to build his squad next season. no dice Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker BEST OF Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Manchester United will target their former player and Crystal Palace star Wilfired Zaha in the summer should they fail in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho, according to reports.Zaha, who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing at Old Trafford , spent two years with the Red Devils from 2013-2015 but struggled to break into the first-team, making just two Premier League appearances. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more

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