At 6-foot-2, the Bacolod-native terrorized the net and delivered the key points, including her team’s final two for their third win in four starts.“We were able to bring back the confidence and communication inside the court,” said Jocemer Tapic, the middle blocker who finished with 17 points.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’It didn’t come that easy for Air Force which raced to 20-18 lead in the opening frame only to witness BaliPure storm away with the set on the heroics of Risa Sato, Jerrili Malabanan, Aiko Urdas and Grethcel Soltones.BaliPure lost grip in the next two sets but fought hard in the fourth to force a deciding fifth. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson But the Jet Spikers were bent on snatching the win, zooming to an 11-4 lead on Tapic’s scoring binge.BaliPure tried to come back through the efforts of Sato, Soltones and Malabanan to no avail.Iari Yongco added 16 points for Air Force which tied idle Pocari for second place.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments LATEST STORIES Dell Palomata rose from the bench to lift Air Force to a 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 15-11 triumph over BaliPure Sunday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The 21-year-old middle blocker, subbing for Angel Antipuesto, made the best of the playing time given her as she unloaded 13 points aside from providing a menacing presence for the Jet Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Blu girls repeat over Canadians Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade
March 6, 2017We continue our report about the concrete work on a new countertop for the bathroom in East Housing. The concrete counter has cured an appropriate amount of time and it’s time to remove the form.[photos by Sue Kirsch – cell phone]The side pieces of the form have been removed and the bottom has to be wedged a little to give way.Here is the moment where it can be seen how well the concrete was distributed and vibrated before drying.The wooden inserts are tough to get out.Here is the countertop in its raw form. It will now go into the wood shop to be ground and sanded where needed, and any holes will get some filler.More to come.
UPC’s Hungarian DTH platform UPC Direct has added romance channel Story5 to its line-up.Launched last year, the channel airs romantic series and telenovelas for 20 hours a day from 06:00 to 02:00. Story 5 is the sister channel of Story4, both of which are operated by Sanoma Digital Media.
Vivendi has decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica for the sale of its Brazilian subsdiary GVT following the submission of an improved €7.45 billion offer by the Spanish telco yesterday. Telefónica has offered €4.663 billion in cash and a 12% stake in Telefónica Brasil. Vivendi will have the option to exchange about one third of the latter stake for 5.7% of the share capital and 8.3% of the voting rights of Telecom Italia currently held by Telefónica through the Telco holding vehicle.The decision is a blow to Telecom Italia, which also submitted a separate €7 billion offer for GVT yesterday, including the offer of a stake in Telecom Italia as part of the deal.“In the light of the Group’s strategy and in the best interests of its shareholders, the Supervisory Board decided to enter into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica while emphasizing the relevance and quality of the Telecom Italia offer,” said Vivendi.Vivendi said that Telefónica’s offer was “particularly attractive”, generating a capital gain of more than €3 billion. It also highlighted that the agreement with Telefónica would “allow the development of joint projects in content and media”.“The Telefónica offer best meets the Group’s strategic and financial objectives. Vivendi begins a new phase in its development to become an integrated industrial group focused on media and content. Its objective is to pursue its development through the organic growth of its subsidiaries and a close collaboration between them, which do not preclude the group from taking minority positions in allied companies to distribute content,” Vivendi said.Vivendi’s decision to choose Telefónica’s offer comes as the group reports first half earnings in line with expectations, with revenues of €5.546 million, up 1.3% and EBITA of €626 million, up 1.2%. The group had net debt of €7.9 billion at the end of June, down from €17.4 billion in June 2013.Vivendi said its revenues were impacted to the tune of €259 million by foreign currency movements.Pay TV unit Canal+ turned in revenues of €2.667 million, up 0.7% at constant exchange rates. The group had 15.1 million subscribers at the end of June, up 940,000 year on year thanks to strong additions in Africa and Vietnam. Subscribers outside France now account for over two in five of the group’s overall base.Canal+ France was hit by a rise in the VAT rate levied on sales from 7% to 10% in January, with EBITA declining from €430 million to €420 million, but advertising revenues from free-to-air channel D8 and production arm Studiocanal increased significantly.In Germany, Vivendi made an exceptional provision of €48 million related to its transformation plan for OTT service Watchever, where it is engaged in an effort to reduce costs and open up new revenue streams.The sale of GVT, together with that of SFR to Altice in France, is likely to wipe out Vivendi’s debt and leave it with a large cash pile. According to HSBC, the group will have cash amounting to €4.6 billion by the end of this year, post the sale of SFR but not including the cash injection from the sale of GVT. The group has already committed to return about €5 billion to shareholders via an exceptional dividend and share buybacks.