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Training must precede codes of practice – mining syndicate urges

first_imgGold sector…elects first female PresidentThe codes of practice for local miners being ushered in by the Natural Resources Ministry must be preceded by extensive training sessions with local miners. This is according to the National Mining Syndicate.In an interview with this publication, former President of the Group, Renwick Solomon, warned of the ill effects should the codes be implemented before the proposed training. These, he said, could include miners misinterpreting the codes due to their technical references and unwittingly breaking the rules.Former President of the National Syndicates, Renwick SolomonWith this in mind, Solomon expressed the belief that the codes of conduct would only be workable under these conditions. He also stressed that the training must be over a period of time in order to avoid any confusion.“The codes of practice would only be workable if there is a component part within the whole process of training, because [Guyana Geology and Mines Commission] GGMC has been with this since 2005… 13 years. And it (training) must be over an extended period. (But) there’s always a cost attached to implementing these processes.”“They’ve been working with it to iron it out for the past 13 years. And to implement it now, they would have to have that hands-on approach to work with the miners to bring the process through. GGMC technical officers have to explain it to the ordinary Guyanese. People will read it and may not digest it.”New PresidentSolomon will no longer be agitating for these measures as President of the syndicates. On Thursday, the group hosted its second election where Cherryl Williams, a miner of 28 years, being elected as the first female President.Williams hails from the mining town of Bartica, in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). She replaces Solomon, who served in the capacity of President for one year. She brings to the post a wealth of experience, having being involved in the mining sector for almost three decades.Experienced miner Cherryl Williams will be the new President of the SyndicatesWilliams’ team comprises Troy Duncan who was voted in as Vice President. Carol Nurse, Dana Jones, Michael Bacchus, and Carol Fredericks were elected to serve as Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasure, and Assistant Treasure respectively. Additionally, seven persons were elected to serve on the new Executive Committee.In a release from the syndicates, an elated Williams said, “I feel privileged to be elected not only as President of the National Mining Syndicate but also as the first female President.”The miner also said she understands her role is not to be taken lightly and acknowledged that much work has to be done to take the Syndicate and by extension miners forward.“Much has to be done and I am up for the challenge,” said Williams who thanked the past President and the Committee members for the work in 2017. “This new Executive promise to continue working towards the ‘good life’,” the President elected stated.CodesThe codes in question address several aspects of mining; the need for miners to have contingency and response plans; an environmental effects monitoring programme; that miners have the capacity to carry out mining land reclamation and effectively manage tailings.On Tuesday last, the Natural Resources Ministry hosted a meeting at the Marriott Hotel with industry stakeholders. In her address to attendees, Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry Simona Broomes informed them that Government was toughening its stance against delinquent miners.Claiming that the mining sector had been run like the “Wild West” up to that point, she urged participants to get themselves familiar with the codes. The codes constitute the do’s and don’ts of mining; aimed at mitigating environmental damage mining causes.“Moving into a green economy and green mining, it’s very important that all of us hold ourselves accountable and responsible for what we do. The code of practise can only be a code of practise if it is agreed upon and that is why you are here and if it is being enforced. And when it is enforced, you practise it.”“You can see here the pit and the shelving of the pit (codes); the question of safety and fatality in the industry is one that was discussed several times. The importance of the code of practise cannot be understated, since it touched on several aspects. Mercury, the environment, tail end, land reclamation which is very critical.”Legal Advisor to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, Kara Duff Yehudah had explained that the codes were a simplified version of the Mining Amendment Act of 2005. But in this Act, the GGMC is mandated by law to publish the codes.“Regulation 248 states that the Commission shall approve or publish a code of practise for environmental mining which shall specify the requirements for mining activities on private and public lands,” she said.“The codes include provisions for waste management and disposal systems, mechanisms for sediment losses, effluent and contaminated drainage and emergency response plans, mine reclamation and closure plan, environment effects monitoring plans, sand and loam mining, quarrying and control flows from lower dams less than six meters in height.”last_img read more

MAN CITY BLOW! Aguero set to miss Champions League crunch match

first_imgManchester City have suffered a huge blow with news star striker Sergio Aguero is set to miss their must-win Champions League clash against Roma through injury.The in-form Argentine suffered knee ligament damage just five minutes into City’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Everton on Saturday evening.Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the news following the win, but admitted the club will discover the full extent of the problem when the player goes for a scan on Sunday.Aguero is the Premier League’s top scorer with 14 goals from the opening 15 games of the season, and his absence will come as a major setback for City ahead of Wednesday’s final Group E tie.The Blues are locked on five points with Roma and CSKA Moscow in a battle for the second last-16 qualification spot behind group winners Bayern Munich.To progress, City need to win and hope CSKA do not beat Bayern, or get a score draw and hope CSKA lose.They are already without Yaya Toure through suspension, while Vincent Kompany and David Silva are battling to prove their fitness. Stevan Jovetic and Fernandinho also sat out the Everton game to rest knocks, so the sidelining of Aguero is an added dent in the side’s hopes.“Sergio has a problem in his ligament, in his knee,” Pellegrini said of the forward’s injury.“We will see tomorrow how serious it is but it’s not good news, I don’t think he will be able to play next week.“We must wait for the doctor but the important thing is he will not be playing against Roma and it’s a very important game for us.“But we have other players and we will rearrange if he does not play.”Having previously admitted Aguero was irreplaceable at the club, Pellegrini must now make a decision on who to rely on taking the Argentina international’s place in the cruch tie.Spanish youngster Jose Pozo, 18, was the man chosen ahead of Edin Dzeko to replace Aguero against Everton, before later giving way to the Bosnian, who has been suffering with a calf injury.And Pellegrini explained: “Edin was not able to play 70 or 80 minutes, he could play a maximum of 35 minutes.”Midfielder James Milner, who was voted man-of-the-match for a familiar dogged display against the Toffees, added: “Sergio is a top player and losing him disrupts the plans a little but I think Jose [Pozo] did a good job in the time he was on.“It’s not easy replacing Sergio Aguero.”last_img read more

Donegal TD slams insurance bosses over issue of fraudulent claims

first_imgInsurance industry bosses have been slammed for suggesting that fraudulent claims are the reason insurance premiums are so high.Pearse Doherty called out insurance firms for not reporting suspected bogus claims to gardai – despite one firm believing 20% are fraudulent.The Donegal TD was speaking at an Oireachtas committee meeting alongside CEO of AXA Phillip Bradley, Allianz chief Sean McGrath, and FBD Ireland’s Jackie McMahon and Fiona Muldoon. A video has gone viral showing party’s finance spokesperson laying into the industry bosses.In it, Doherty said: “I’m not suggesting there is no issue with fraudulent claims.“What I’m suggesting is that the insurance industry is completely exaggerating the issue of fraudulent claims in a way to try and justify the type of premiums they are charging, and the increases we are seeing in certain sectors.“It is not for the insurance industry to prove whether claims are fraudulent. It is for the industry to report a suspected crime to the gardai. “We have listened for quite a while in relation to this issue and I know there are issues in terms of fraudulent and exaggerated claims, but not at the scale that the industry is suggesting – and the last 10 minutes have just proven that.”Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson @PearseDoherty has called out the insurance industry for magnifying the scale of the issue of fraudulent claims in order to justify their high premiums and increases. pic.twitter.com/jaR5kH2dFr— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) July 5, 2019Donegal TD slams insurance bosses over issue of fraudulent claims was last modified: July 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Revisiting Zola Budd versus Mary Decker, 1984 Olympics

first_imgCD AndersonOlympians South African Zola Budd and American Mary Decker recentlyreunited for a new documentary that revisits their contentious on-track meetingduring the 3 000m final at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. The hotlycontested and much-hyped race provided one of the more controversial moments inmodern Olympic history.The documentary, The Fall, by the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel, looks at the build-up to the race, the race itself and the after-effects of the incident in which Decker collided with Budd and gained both runners unprecedented global infamy.The build-upAn extraordinary media-frenzy surrounded the two athletes and their uniquecircumstances in the run-up to the race.Budd was a reticent 18-year-old Bloemfontein-born middle-distance runningphenomenon. Unlike other athletes, she trained and raced barefoot. South Africawas excluded from international sports and competing in the Olympics because ofits apartheid government, but Budd circumvented this by gaining British citizenship,on the grounds that her grandfather was British.At the age of 17, in 1984, she broke the women’s 5 000m world recordwith a time of 15:01.83. But the race was in South Africa and the InternationalAmateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) refused to ratify her time as an official worldrecord. The following year – after the ill-fated Olympics – representing Britain, sheclaimed the world record officially with a time of 14:48.07.Decker was seven years older than Budd, an all-American sporting celebrity formost of her life and a multiple world record holder. But she had missed out on threeprevious Olympics before the Los Angeles Games.In the documentary, Decker recalls the 1984 Games as her crowning moment as a competitor. “I (was) finally here, and had something to prove.”Budd, on the other hand, was just trying fight off her own insecurities, broughton in part by the negative media coverage surrounding her at the time.As a white South African eager to compete internationally, she had alreadyexperienced ridicule and criticism during her burgeoning career, amplified by theattempts of her family and a British newspaper (with exclusive rights to her story)to fast-track her British citizenship that would allow her to compete at the Games.As an outsider, she found little love from the British public, and even less from herhome country.Criticised by the apartheid government and the various mouthpieces of thethen-banned and exiled liberation movements, Budd was a world-class athleteseemingly without a country to rally behind her.Self-described as just a simple girl from the Free State, Budd now confessesthe moment might have been too big for her. “I felt like ‘What am I doing here? I(wasn’t) supposed to be here.”All she really wanted to do was run, if only to prove to herself that she couldcompete with the best in the world no matter what flag she wore on her shirt.In front of a vocal, partisan crowd at the Los Angeles Olympic Coliseum, and aworldwide audience of millions, Budd and Decker lined up to start the race, eachnot knowing much about the other, apart from what had been said in the mediacoverage leading up to the race. More importantly, both runners knew that the otherstood in their way to Olympic glory.The raceWhile Decker and Budd received most of the media attention before the race,both runners were not outright favourites to win the 3 000m. RomanianMaricica Puică and the UK’s Wendy Smith-Sly were responsible for the distance’sbest times in the year leading up to the race.Decker, however, began the race in the lead, setting a rapid, urgent pace forthe rest of the field. By the midway point, Budd had gained the lead and led a packof Decker, Puică and Smith-Sly away from the rest of the also-rans.It was a situation unfamiliar to Budd and Decker, both of whose prodigiousrunning talents had resulted in their regularly leading races alone, well ahead of therest of the field.Shortly after the halfway point in the race, the first collision occurred, withDecker making contact with Budd’s legs. Less than five strides later, there was asecond collision, and Budd brushed her striding (bare) foot against Decker’s frontupper thigh. Budd lost her balance for a moment, realigning herself directly in frontof Decker, whose running spikes “inadvertently” grazed Budd’s ankle, drawingblood.Decker lost her balance and fell off the track on to the infield, but not beforegrasping and ripping off Budd’s race number. Decker was out of the race and Buddcontinued. Despite holding on to the lead, the tussle severely altered Budd’s paceand mind-set, causing her to quickly fall back to seventh place by the end of therace.Mary Decker after her fall during the final of the 3 000m race in the 1984Olympic Games. (Photo: Bettman Archive) pic.twitter.com/SMLOENDPSz—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016Years later, writing about the race in her autobiography, Budd admitted that shepurposely slowed down to placate an increasingly hostile crowd seeing their nationalheroine, Decker, out of the race and on the ground in tears. Puică won gold, withSmith-Sly finishing second.But all eyes were on Budd and Decker at the end of the race. Budd shylywalked off the track and a distraught Decker was carried off by her trainer. Budd,also in her autobiography, confirmed that she did attempt to speak to Deckerimmediately off the track and away from the cameras, but was countered byDecker with the now infamous retort: “Don’t bother.”In the direct aftermath of the race, an IAAF/Olympic investigation into theincident found that neither Budd nor Decker had shown undue malice or culpabilityin causing the collision. It was decided outright that the cause of the clash was bothathletes’ relative discomfort and inexperience in pack-running. Years later, Budd andDecker agree, although for Budd, the overwhelming public and media interest in therun-up to the race may have added an extra psychological barrier to how sheapproached the race.Mary Decker falls to the track as Zola Budd leads the final of thewomen’s 3,000m race in the 1984 Olympic Games. pic.twitter.com/GgyaM0vQOZ—CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016The aftermath and reunionSeeing each other again, 32 years after the race, during interviews for thedocumentary, Budd and Decker discovered that they had more in common than theyrealised. Both had never watched a replay of the controversial race, preferring toremember it as they had experienced it.Zola Budd and Mary Decker at LA Coliseum 32 years after their race atthe 1984 Olympic Games (Photo: Hillside Prod.) pic.twitter.com/RH31av2RPL— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 15,2016They also agreed that the hype and circumstances created by the media at thetime put too much emotional stress on the occasion and the runners. Budd, inparticular, felt the undue pressure on her to run and balance the overwhelmingpolitical game surrounding her would have made her think twice about running therace if she had to choose today.Decker felt that the media painting her as temperamental and overly emotionalafter the race – to the point of nicknaming her “America’s cry baby” – was disingenuous. “I can’t say that my reactions were that horrible,” she said. “People need to put themselves in my place and in Zola’s place and think what (they) would have done.”Los Angeles may have been what the two runners were most famous for, but itwas by no means their lasting legacy.Both continued to compete after 1984, even meeting on the track one final timein 1985 during an IAAF competition in England – Decker won the race and Buddfinished fourth.Budd went on to win the world cross country title twice and set world recordsfor the 2 000m and 5 000m. She also holds the standing British andSouth African records for the competition mile.She also competed in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, this time representingSouth Africa, before retiring from competition in 1994. Budd also ran the Comradesfor the first time in 2012, finishing 37th. She continues to train and nurtureupcoming talent in the US and South xAfrica.Decker went on to set more than 15 world records, as well as Americanrecords for the 800m, 10 000m, 3 000m and 1 500m. She never won that sought-after Olympic medal, despite competing in the 1988 Seoul Games. Following surgery to stave off the effects of arthritis, Decker retired to rural, family life in Oregon.The Zola Budd taxiThe‘Zola Budd’ Hi-Ace minibus taxi, named after the famous South Africanathlete. (Photo: Toyota) pic.twitter.com/El1HVgBDUi— CDAnderson (@bizarrojerri) August 12,2016As for a more lasting cultural legacy, just ask any seasoned minibus taxi driverin South Africa, who will tell you that the ubiquitous “Zola Budd” Toyota Hi-Ace taxiis often the fastest and most reliable, while a “Mary Decker” taxi is a broken down one.This popular taxi slang even inspired a song by the late Brenda Fassie.Source: Telegraph UK/Wikipedia CD AndersonWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Super Deluxe Long Curly Full Fashion Afro Wig – Three Stars

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-04 22:32:24Reviewed Item Super Deluxe Long Black Curly Full Fashion Afro WigRating 4.5 / 5  stars, based on  9  reviews Okay I got this wig because i wanted to keep my natural hair in a protective style underneath whilst still looking like my real hair just a bit longer. You need to wash it and leave it to dry naturally for a natural effect and i also trimmed the hair to frame my face for a natural look. Everyone comments on how natural it looks and some mistake it for my natural locks. So i bought this wig reading the review and thinking it would be amazing and look natural but it doesn’t. It’s good for stage use when it’s not meant to look natural but you can’t go out with this it’s much too big and thick. And the parting is very visible that it’s fake. Even in the picture you can see the top of the wig and it doesn’t look natural at all. I am very impressed with this wig it looks stunning. It looks exactly like it does in the picture, and it’s so warm and comfortable, here is what you supposed to do with a wig. Don’t just wear it straight from the packet, cut it to your desired length, pin the hair hide that parting if you want and control it with ideal products and then you’re ready to rock itit looks like my natural hair and everyone comments about it often, it’s really good quality better than most, the pricing is fair and whilst enquiring about more of these wigs, i communicated with the seller, who was very polite and professional. I will be buying more products soon. Nice wig but doesnt stay in my hair. Good item, good value for money. Mostly good, i find the cap a little uncomfortable, but it’s hard to tell if that’s the wig or me. Works well for the costume as needed. I absolutely ‘love’ this wig!!center_img Great price great wig! Posted on July 4, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Uncategorizedlast_img read more

Spring Dairy Expo highlights success, challenges and opportunities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Though dairy prices continue to be serious concern, it did not slow down participants and exhibitors at the 2018 Spring Dairy Expo at the soggy/chilly/sunny/cloudy end of March.“At the beginning of March, entries were well over 670 head entered with an additional 200-plus sale animals featuring all breeds. We were pleased to see numbers holding steady with some increases in some of the breeds,” said Angi Kaverman, Spring Dairy Expo show manager. “It has not been intolerable weather this year. The rain has not been the best but we’ve at least had decent temperatures. We started our event the morning of March 29 with the youth judging contest and we had 190 youth at the contest, which was an increase from previous years. We feel by moving that to kick off our event we generated a little more traffic flow as well as excitement from being involved.”The Stark County Senior Team won the Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at the event. Sydney Daniels from Stark County was the high individual. While the youth were highlighted and recognized, there is much more at the event that includes aspects of all things dairy in Ohio.“We’re very fortunate with the Spring Dairy Expo because this is a venue where we try to encompass all facets of the dairy industry. We have an all-breeds youth showmanship contest that the American Dairy Association sponsors. All kids ages 9 to 21 can participate in that. You don’t even have to own or exhibit the animal here — they can use someone else’s animal to do that. One of the really special features is that ADA pays each participant $20 and we have classes respective to their ages with prizes involved,” Kaverman said. “In addition, there are sales with all breeds being represented. Those bring in people for show type animals as well as production type animals. It is a little bit of every thing here. We have baby calves, project calves for kids as well as milking animals. A lot of this is about fun, love of the industry, pride, and family involvement and participation. Probably 90% of the people here are doing this because they love this and they want their children to benefit from the experience. Winning is always fun but they know that the pride and work ethic those kids have gotten — from this industry particularly — creates some of the most employable kids for the future.”All exhibitors are focused on the ultimate goal of being named Supreme Champion in the show that includes dairy animals from multiple states.“We have quite a cross section of the industry. We have families milking 30 to 50 cows as well as people with 150 to 200 cows and we have some large dairies here too,” she said. “The top award is our Supreme Champion. All breeds are represented and we have a junior overall Supreme Champion as well as a senior overall Supreme Champion. There are cash awards involved with that as well as the honor of being the Supreme Champion of Spring dairy Expo, which is the Jim Lewis Memorial Rotating Trophy.”The 2018 Supreme Grand Champion of the Open Show went to Vale-O-Skene Lauthority Kitty exhibited by Kristopher and Kris Ackley from East Liberty. The Supreme Junior Champion of the Open Show went to Big Guns Andreas Virtue-ET exhibited by Virtue Partners in Ashville. The Supreme Grand Champion of Junior Show was Vale-O-Skene Lauthority Kitty exhibited by Kristopher and Kris Ackley of East Liberty and the Supreme Junior Champion of Junior Show went to DKG Motion Shelby exhibited by Garrett Hageman of Sidney.While there were plenty of opportunities to celebrate and enjoy Ohio’s dairy industry, there were looming concerns about the challenge of prices.“Unfortunately the price of milk is a topic of conversation and it is not the most positive conversation to have,” Kaverman said. “We all keep doing this because we love it. We are hoping for that turnaround.”last_img read more

ONE Championship partners with Global Citizen to fight poverty

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I can’t wait to take action and really spread the word about it. I think it’s so important that they’re going across Asia and across the world and I think it’s a great partnership and I’m happy to be a part of it.”Wei Soo, co-founder of Global Citizen and managing director, also expressed his excitement over the partnership, knowing the kind of impact ONE can create with its growing popularity particularly in Asia.“I think ONE championship and its fans can have massive impact in terms of its reach of billions throughout the region and throughout the world and particularly to the values that they espouse and talk about. The values in martial arts which is crucial to the region,” Soo said. “And those are also the values that we want.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPEyeing to make an impact on a much bigger scale, ONE Championship on Monday launched a partnership with Global Citizen, a non-government organization which aims to provide a better life for everyone.The team up is only fitting as ONE, the biggest MMA organization in Asia, adheres to the advocacies of Global Citizen with Chatri Sityodtong, ONE chairman and CEO, reaffirming that part the promotion’s responsibility is to contribute into easing out conflicts in the society.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 pointscenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting “As I’ve said before, in ONE, we are more than just having amazing fighters and athletes. These guys are heroes not only to their country but to the world,” said Sityodtong in a press conference at City of Dreams Manila.“And we’re going to use our platform and we’re going to use it to change the world for the better. That’s why we have partners like Global Citizen and amazing heroes like Brandon Vera, Angela Lee and Eduard Folayang, whom our children look up to.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVera, Lee and Folayang, three of the most popular ONE fighters were named Global Citizen ambassadors for the Philippines and Singapore.“I’m so excited to be a Global Citizen ambassador. I can’t wait to get started and really learn more about this awesome program and movement,” said Lee, the women’s atomweight world champion. View commentslast_img read more

PLDT escapes Cignal, nabs PSL Grand Prix bronze

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Wimbledon targets using serve clock at 2020 tournament Despite failing to advance to the title round, it was still a largely successful campaign for PLDT, which is only on its second conference in the league.  Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I’m happy for my players and for the company because this is just our second conference in the PSL. This is good for us as we prepare next conference,” said PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb.“We came up short in the semifinals. But I think that the title match is not yet for us. I’m still proud of how my players fought this conference.”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, logisticsDahlke unleashed 27 points while Lazard added 22 points, including a backrow attack that gave the Power Hitters the match point, 18-17, and the game-winning block on Cignal import Ana Artemeva.The locals also stepped up with Aiko Urdas finishing with 14 points and Grethcel Soltones putting up 12 points. Setter Jasmine Nabor made 28 excellent sets on top of 16 digs. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 PLDT’s Kendra Dahlke over Cignal’s Rachel Ann Daquis Sjirley Salamagos and Anatasiya Armeteva. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–PLDT Home Fibr outlasted Cignal, 25-19, 25-18, 20-25, 20-25, 19-17, to take home the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Imports Grace Lazard and Kendra Dahlke came to the Power Hitters’ rescue, delivering the final blows in the fifth set to give the team their first podium finish in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more