Thailand, Korea top respective groups at end of AVC pool stages

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ace spiker Kim Yeon-koung, after resting out the first two games of the tournament, stepped through in the clutch for the Koreans as a fourth set substitute and put up five points in just 10 minutes.“I think we played well in the first two sets, then in the third set we had a problem,” said Kim as they topped Pool C with a 3-0 card. “We didn’t have a leader but we still won so it’s good.”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’Kim had to sit out the first two games as she just played in the FIVB Grand Prix that lasted nearly a month from July 7 until August 6.Yang Hyojin had a team-high 15 points to lead Korea while Kim Heejin and Kim Suji had a dozen points apiece. Mayweather promoter tired of talk about ticket sales Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—Powerhouse Thailand and Korea breezed through their respective opponents in the final day of the group stages and advanced to the quarterfinals with unblemished records.The Koreans were the first ones to advance to the next stage after upending Vietnam in four sets 25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22, in the opener Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Tran Thi Thanh Thuy put up a game-high 25 points to lead the also quarterfinals-bound Vietnamese to a 2-1 recordIn the second game, Thailand made quick work of Chinese-Taipei, 26-24, 25-14, 25-15, to top Pool D with a 3-0 record.Chatchu-on Moksri led the Thais with 20 points while Wilavan Apinyapong and Hattaya Barmrungsuk added 15 and 12 points, respectively.Tseng Wan-Ling led Chinese-Taipei with 11 points as they finish the group stages with a 2-1 record en route to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

Sen Zargo: ‘Capitol Building Vulnerable’

first_imgLofa County Senator Stephen Zargo has risen what he described as “serious concern” about the security of the Capitol Building. “The way our external barrier was infiltrated and our internal circle infiltrated, shows that this Capitol Building is vulnerable.” Both the grounds of the Capitol Building and the Rotunda of the building were forcefully overrun last week Tuesday by hundreds of protesting students from the University of Liberia, who demanded the lawmakers to intervene and stop the University administration’s decision to increase tuition. As a result of the student stampede, one of the twin glass doors to the entrance of the Rotunda was destroyed.Senator Zargo, who chairs the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence and Veterans Affairs, blamed the incident on the lack of coordination among government institutions. “A few days after we were subjected to what we went through: Huge number of students ran through our barrier and entered the Rotunda of the Capitol and caused some damage to what is considered as the House of Elders; this is unfortunate and a concern,” Zargo told the Daily Observer in an interview. He called for the need to erect some security barriers and have some target-hiding, which he said are defenses that can be put in place to prevent intruders from easily reaching their targets, in the case of the Capitol Building, the Legislators. Against this background, Senator Zargo disclosed that the leadership of the Senate has constituted two committees: Rules, Order and Administration, and Defense, Security and Intelligence, “to do recommendation as to how we can be able to put in defenses. Again, that will not mean the barring of our people from entering the Capitol Building, because we are the people’s representatives.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HMSI Oct sales dip a tad; festive sales set new high of 13.5 L

first_imgMumbai, Nov 1 (PTI) The second largest two-wheeler maker Honda today reported a little over five per cent dip in the October sales at 4,66,535 units, but set a new record in festive sales with cumulative sales for the September-October period zipping past 13.5 lakh-mark.”Increased demand saw our retails cross the 13.50-lakh mark in the two festive months of September and October. With this, we have broken our own 2016 festival retail high by significant 1 lakh units,” Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said in a statement.During the festive season in 2016, the Japanese major had sold 12.5 lakh units, the company said, and attributed the better numbers to the increased capacity, which saw its daily capacity by 50,000 units from the third assembly line in Bengaluru.The company also said Activa, which is the No. 1 selling two-wheeler in the country crossed 8.5 lakh units mark during the season, while its flagship bike brand CB Shine, which is the No. 1 executive bike, sales touched 2.4 lakh mark.Commenting on the festive sales, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice-president for sales & marketing at HMSI, said, “The increased production capacity by 50,000 units per month ahead of the festival coupled with rapid network expansion, availability of models up to last mile network and a 360-degree marketing push resulted in record festive retails.”For Honda customers, the festivities will continue into November as the Grazia, our brand new advanced urban scooter, will be launched on November 8,” he said.While its October sales dipped a bit, its exports continued to rise. In the reporting month, shipments touched 29,004 from 21,879 units.advertisementDomestic sales dipped close to seven per cent in the month to 4,37,531 from 4,70,358.For the April-October period, its total sales jumped from 33,01,932 to 37,95,580, registering a growth of 14.95 per cent.The company also started bookings for the new Honda CBR650F, which comes with enhanced riding dynamics, aggressive styling and a wilder induction roar. The new sporting bike is priced at Rs 7.30 lakh. PTI BEN NPlast_img read more