Rookie Samonte earns praise of Ateneo teammates

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJules Samonte is just in her first year with Ateneo, yet she proved that she can roll with the big girls.With Ateneo resting outside hitter Jhoana Maraguinot in its match against De La Salle at the culmination of the elimination round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, Samonte was immediately entrusted with the role of being one of the Lady Eagles’ primary scoring options.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Morado also said she was happy Samonte was finally given the chance on such a big of an occasion.“We’re really proud of her because we’ve been waiting for her to get a chance to play,” said Morado as her team topped the eliminations with a 12-2 record Saturday. “We know that she’ll always be ready to deliver every time. We see how hard she works in practices and it translated to the game today and that makes us very proud.”Mich Morente, who had 14 points in the game against De La Salle, was amazed with how Samonte was able to carry herself especially in a rivalry game.“I was speechless,” said Morente. “She stepped up, and can you imagine that she’s only a rookie and she was the one who stepped up for us. I’ll admit I was a little bit shaky during the game but watching Jules score those points made me feel confident about myself.”“That’s a rookie who displayed such bravery and she inspired me in my performance.”ADVERTISEMENT For middle blocker Bea De Leon, who herself is not afraid to show emotions on and off the court, the performance of Samonte in their 12th win was nothing short of magical.“If you’re going to compare her performance to mine, it’s a lot harder for her because I at least have the experience but Jules was the lucky pick for the biggest game that we played,” said De Leon who also finished with 14 points. “And Jules delivered. She’s a natural, she’s been doing really well in training, and we’ve always waited for her to get this break and we’re very happy about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos 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 And Samonte delivered.Samonte finished with 10 points in the four-set win, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, in a match where she earned the appreciation of the Ateneo veterans, including Maraguinot.FEATURED 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“I’m really proud of Jules, and the funny thing was before the game started I was giving her instructions and she was hugging me saying ‘Ate Jho, Ate Jho,’” said Maraguinot. “I told her to just relax and that she can do it. And she delivered, I’m so proud of her.”Skipper Jia Morado said the absence of Ateneo’s primary point-getter wasn’t much of an issue. MOST READ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government TNT outlasts Mahindra for fourth straight win Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska townlast_img read more

Two Arrested and One Being Sought by Deputies after Search Warrant

first_imgThis past Friday night, Scott County Deputies with the assistance of a K-9 from the Austin City Police Department, executed a search warrant at 253 Berna Drive in Southern Scott County.The search warrant was the result of an investigation that began earlier this month.A complaint was received by Scott County Deputy John Hartman of illegal narcotics being allegedly used and sold at the residence.  During a search of the residence alleged Heroin and other controlled substances along with near $1,000.00 were seized. After the search of the residence,  Keith Smith, 38, of Scottsburg was arrested for three counts of Dealing in a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Common Nuisance. Jeffrey Powell, 21, of Scottsburg was arrested for Visiting a Common Nuisance.Both of these subjects are incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.A female present at the scene during the search warrant was transported to the Scott County Hospital for medical reasons and is now being sought by deputies after charges were filed by the Scott County Prosecutor’s Office and an arrest warrant issued by the Scott County Circuit Court on today’s date.Lora M. Johnson, 45, 5′-9″, 145 pounds, blond hair and brown eyes is wanted for Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Paraphernalia, (Picture Attached).Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Lora M. Johnson is encouraged to contact the Scott County Sheriff’s Office at 812752-5550.SmithPowellJohnsonlast_img read more

We’re looking for a Blog and Social Media Strategist

first_imgFreelancers Union is seeking a part-time freelance Blog and Social Media Strategist to support member communications and community growth.Freelancers Union is a national nonprofit representing 360,000 independent workers – from graphic designers, yoga teachers, and journalists to CPAs, and dog walkers. We support our members with advocacy, education, and access to health insurance and other needed benefits.We’re looking for a talented and experienced freelance Blog and Social Media Strategist who understands our mission and our members to manage the growth of the leading blog for freelancers.The ideal candidate will be able to drive membership growth and engagement, edit submissions from our community, and produce excellent community content. You’ll play a vital role in implementing Freelancers Union’s member organizing strategy, developing creative social engagement strategies to promote advocacy campaigns, member resources, and benefits.Job DutiesWork 15 hrs/week as Blog and Social Media Strategist, (telecommuting is ok)Develop and implement social campaigns to build union membership and grow member initiatives, meeting strategic growth targetsManage community blog of over 300 contributors and 2 million annual views, soliciting and editing member submissionsWrite social media copy, emails, and blog postsIdentify new content areas and digital strategies to build member engagement and improve member resourcesAnalyze website and social analytics, reporting weekly to provide insights and measure results against strategic goalsRequirements3+ years experience in communications, social media, and/or content marketingExcellent written communications skills, with excellent copy editing / proofreading skillsCreative thinker and writer, with punchy and engaging toneDeep knowledge of social media platforms, stays on top of technology updates and social media trendsMust be able to write fluently about labor and policy issues affecting freelancers, with a nuanced political voiceOutstanding analytical skills, with ability to synthesize metrics and feedback to drive communications and engagement strategyStrong project management skills and ability to move forward projects independentlyStrongly prefer candidates with experience political, labor, or other campaign-driven organizationTo ApplyPlease email your resume, cover letter, and relevant social media links to read more