Early loss to Adamson light fire under Blue Eagles

first_imgPH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Blue Eagles were seen to be an unbeatable even before the season started, especially after their showing in the 2018 Jones Cup where they finished fourth against club and national team players from other countries.Nieto, one of the leaders of the team, said the Adamson setback exposed their flaws early.“When we saw the tapes we knew that the guys who played against Adamson weren’t the Ateneo Blue Eagles,” said Nieto who had 12 points and four assists against the Fighting Maroons. “We were surprised with what we saw because that’s not how we play.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ An opening weekend loss wasn’t enough to douse the fire that lives within the hearts of champions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo made sure it didn’t lose two straight in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament after a wake-up call that came as early as its first game.Guard Matt Nieto said their 74-70 loss to Adamson on Sunday really riled up the Blue Eagles, who vented their ire on University of the Philippines.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That loss really lit us up,” said Matt Nieto in Filipino after their 87-79 win over the Fighting Maroons Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“There’s no chance that we will allow ourselves to lose two straight games and we really learned after we lost to Adamson.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA: Lyceum zooms to 12-0, blasts EAClast_img read more

Bucks storm back from 20 down to frustrate Heat

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history From there, Bucks 71, Heat 36. Milwaukee also became the first team in NBA history to trail by at least 20 at the break and wind up winning by at least 15 points.“We lost our energy in the second half,” said Justise Winslow, who led Miami with 20 points — all in the first half. The Heat’s lead over Orlando and Charlotte for the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference was trimmed to just one game.Hassan Whiteside had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, Josh Richardson scored 11 points and Dwyane Wade was one of four players with 10 for Miami. Wade bruised his right hip on a hard fall late in the third quarter.Khris Middleton scored 21 and Eric Bledsoe had 17 for the NBA-best Bucks, who improved to 52-17. Antetokounmpo was in total control of the second half, grabbing an offensive rebound with 2:40 left and throwing a no-look, behind-the-head pass to Bledsoe for a layup and a 110-92 lead. Most fans didn’t see it — they were long gone by then.“To do what we did in the second half, I’m just pleased with the guys the way they were able to flip it,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Our defense fuels our offense. We want that to be our identity.”ADVERTISEMENT The Bucks lost Malcolm Brogdon in the first quarter to a sore right heel. Brogdon was 0 for 3 in 6 1/2 minutes.The rally from 23 down was the Bucks’ biggest of the season, one better than what they did against Chicago on Nov 16. It was only the fifth game all season where the Bucks trailed by 20 or more, and they’re now 2-3 in those games.The Heat came out flying, leading 25-8 before any of the starters came out for their first rest of the night. The biggest lead was 37-14 with a minute to go in the opening quarter, and the Bucks pared that down to 13 on three occasions in the second quarter. Miami wound up closing the half on a 10-3 spurt to push the lead back to 20.It all changed — and fast.The Bucks made as many 3-pointers in the third quarter — five — as the Heat made field goals. Middleton and Ersan Ilyasova each had 10 points in the quarter, Miami shot 5 for 20 and got outrebounded 16-8, and the lead was down to one going into the fourth.The lead didn’t last long, and Milwaukee kept pulling away.“Sometimes you’re going to miss open shots,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Sometimes you’re going to miss free throws. Sometimes there are going to be turnovers. Sometimes there are going to be things you don’t agree with the officiating. All of that in the second half really distracted us and they really took advantage of that.”TIP-INSBucks: Middleton also had eight assists. … George Hill returned after a nine-game absence with an adductor strain. He played seven scoreless minutes.Heat: It was the fourth time in franchise history that Miami lost when leading by 20 or more at the half. The Heat had been 51-0 all-time at home and 71-3 all-time overall with that big a lead at the break. … Miami signed guard Charles Cooke to a 10-day contract before the game. Cooke has been with the team’s G League affiliate in Sioux Falls. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kemba Walker carries Hornets past Wizards in NBA playoff push Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points and finished an assist shy of a triple-double, and the Bucks tied a franchise record for second-half comebacks on the way to beating the Miami Heat 113-98 on Friday night.“It doesn’t matter if you’re down 20, 15, 10,” said Antetokounmpo, who also had 16 rebounds and nine assists. “We’re going to keep playing hard. It’s a process. You’ve got to win games like this. You’ve got to face adversity when you’re playing on the road. In the playoffs, it’s not going to be easy. We want to be a great team and that’s why we keep playing hard.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Bucks were 1-100 all-time — 0-77 on the road — when trailing by 20 or more at the half. They trailed 72-52 at the half against the New York Knicks on Feb. 18, 1977, and won 124-123.On Friday, it was Heat 62, Bucks 42 at the half.center_img CLOSING INBucks center Brook Lopez was 0 for 1 from 3-point range. He’s now up to 436 3s attempted in the 2018-19 campaign, three shy of matching Channing Frye’s mark for the most ever by a 7-footer in a season. Frye tried 439 in 2010-11.ONLY ONEMiami was bidding to become the second team this season to beat Milwaukee twice. Only Phoenix has managed to do that so far in 2018-19.UP NEXTBucks: Host Philadelphia on Sunday.Heat: Host Charlotte on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, blocks a shot by Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 15, 2019, in Miami. The Bucks defeated the Heat 113-98. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI— There was no yelling and screaming in the Milwaukee locker room at halftime. A little bit of film got reviewed, a couple adjustments got discussed, and the Bucks believed a 20-point deficit could be overcome.They were right.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Ambassador Ally poses no danger at the moment – Greenidge

first_img…to remain on the job as investigations continueGuyana’s Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Shamir Ally remains on the job even as the Foreign Affairs Ministry continues its investigations into financial crimes in the United States for which he was fined, but substantive Minister, Carl Greenidge believes that “there is not a danger in him being on the job at the moment”.Greenidge made this disclosure on Wednesday evening during an impromptu interaction with members of the media at the Georgetown Club.DialogueGuyana Ambassador to Kuwait, Dr Shamir AllyAccording to Greenidge, the Foreign Affairs Ministry continues to have dialogue with Dr Ally, since “we are looking into the matter; we need from him answers on some things and then we will take a decision.”The Minister, in seeking to explain Government’s hesitancy in sending Dr Ally off the job pending an investigation, said it was taking into account the nature of the infraction which in this particular case was a civil action dating back almost two decades.“As far as I am concerned, there is not a danger in him being on the job at the moment,” Greenidge said, even as he confirmed that Government was still awaiting a formal report from the Ambassador, as he explained that “the process is not finished”.Asked about the fact Dr Ally did in fact suppress the information, the Minister confirmed that during the vetting of Dr Ally for the position of Ambassador, reports were not flagged in the US which essentially point to the fact that he was accused of financial crimes by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).According to Greenidge, “We had in this case in checking on his background gone through the process twice and these matters didn’t arise.”Selective informationHe did seek to point out that generally, when persons present themselves for vetting for a job, they are essentially selling themselves for the position and forthcoming information could be selective and “of course, one has to ask for an explanation as to why”.The Minister did concede too that the entire affair has proven to be a learning experience and Government would in the future have to do many things differently.Minister Greenidge also used the opportunity to defend Dr Ally’s acumen, saying that the appointment was based on his skills and not the fact that he was a key financer of the Alliance For Change (AFC) –the second largest party in the coalition Government.The Foreign Affairs Minister used the occasion to explain that some of the appointees to diplomatic posts are invariably political types, “in the sense that some of them are required to work with public… they have to be politically attuned.”Background/skillsSpeaking directly to the embattled Ambassador to Kuwait, Greenidge said while he was not seeking to offer a defence, he would make an observation that Dr Ally “does have a background; he does have some skills and those skills are relevant to the job”.last_img read more

Mahaicony rice farmers facing challenges

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRWith the collapse of the lucrative PetroCaribe (rice for oil) Venezuela deal last year, the challenges faced within the rice industry have been significant. With this in mind, farmers have reiterated calls for the deal to return as it would likely increase their earnings in price per bag of paddy.Women suffering as a result of the rice crisisOn Thursday, rice farmers of Branch Road, Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) told Guyana Times that for the past few crops, they have not been able to achieve any substantial profits from the industry. Astraf and his wife, Shamila Ally said that they lost “a lot” since the deal was abruptly ended.Rice farmers Shamila Ally, Shrawan Kumar, Deonarine Sesnarine, Astraf Ally“We bust a lot from that and the [miller] owe we a lot. For 2014, we didn’t get paid… then we get to turn over lil bit and we tek loan,” Mrs Ally explained. She also stated that while some payments have been paid by rice mills in the area, they still owed we.”Her husband pointed out that it was because of his financial woes that his wife was forced to help in his operations. He stated further that he cannot afford to employ other workmen.Another farmer, Deonarine Sasenarine said he would usually plant 150 acres but will not plant any for the upcoming crop because of the low prices in the industry.At present, rice farmers are receiving between $1800 and $2000 per bag of paddy and many have said that this is not profitable.Meanwhile, Kevil Vox, who has planted rice for over 30 years, called on Government to provide assistance for fertiliser and seed paddy. It was explained that the dry weather patterns damaged much of the acreage which would hamper the ability for farmers to obtain seed paddy to go in the next crop.To this end, many farmers said that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder should meet with them to address their concerns.Meanwhile, the family members of some farmers also told this publication that Government subsidies on fertilisers and equipment are necessary for their survival.“We need a better price, we need some help to go back into the field, because right now it very hard on farmers, right now the millers owe we a set of money and we can’t go back into the field,” noted Tajwantie Ramotar.She also noted that children are being affected.“It affect de children dem very bad because [they can’t go to school] and you need money to send them…[they] got exam to write and you got to get money to buy the text books,” Ramotar further explained.“We need the President to look into this, right now we nah get no proper price – $2000 a bag of paddy can’t pay, you got to pay operator, and [workers] to fetch your paddy,” noted Feroza Hussein.“We need some help to go back into the field and we need we money to…” was the call they echoed to Agriculture Minister Noel Holder.“Rice farmer ah feed this country and they supposed to stand up for [us]… we need help man, this can’t work out,” another woman shouted.In a recent presentation to the National Assembly, shadow Finance Minister Irfaan Ali called for the removal of taxes and duties on fuel for the industry, and the removal of all taxes and duties on machinery, equipment and spares.Though the PetroCaribe deal was due for expiration in November of 2015, Venezuela axed the rice deal months before the official due date. However, Government had said in March that the Spanish-speaking nation may still be purchasing Guyana’s rice, but through neighbouring Suriname.The PetroCaribe deal was sealed by then President Bharrat Jagdeo and late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Under this deal, Guyana was required to pay upfront a percentage of the cost of fuel acquired from Venezuela, with the balance, which was placed in the PetroCaribe Fund at the Bank of Guyana, being treated as a loan repayable over 23 years, with a two-year grace period and two per cent interest. – renew call for subsidies, Govt assistance… “We need some help to go back into the field” – rice farmerslast_img read more

Essequibians charged with aiding carjacking

first_imgTwo men from the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) were on Monday arraigned at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for aiding the hijacking of a motor car belonging to Anthony Pickett.The men – 30-year-old Mahadeo Lall of Airy Hall, Essequibo and 27-year-old Munesh Persaud of Columbia, Essequibo Coast – were both placed on $200,000 bail after they denied committing the offence.Munesh Persaud (left) and Mahendra LallThe charge against them states that on April 30, 2018 at Princes Street, Georgetown, they aided 28-year-old Edwin Angus of Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) in stealing an Allion motor car.The court heard that after the car was stolen, it was taken to Persaud’s workshop to be tinted and have other work done after which it was given to Lall to drive and monies had to be paid to Angus.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, after the car was stolen, the Police were informed that it was taken to Persaud’s workshop. As such, a sting operation was planned and cops swooped down on the workshop and found the vehicle.The case will continue on June 4, 2018.Angus was charged last week for stealing the car from Pickett, who also lives in Providence.The charge against him states that on March 14, 2018 at Princes Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a firearm, he robbed Pickett of his silver Toyota Allion motor car, a cellular phone and cash, collectively valued $2.2 million.Angus was adamant that he did not commit the act, telling the court: “I know this man my whole life. I grow up in front of he, I would never trouble this man thing… I was at home when this thing happened.”last_img read more

Duo arrested with illegal gun, ammo in Berbice

first_imgPolice in B Division (Berbice) have arrested two persons after they were found in possession of an illegal firearm along with matching ammunition.The unlicensed .38 revolver and five live matching roundsAccording to Police reports, ranks on patrol duty on Sunday morning around 01:30h, stopped and searched a motor car on the Crabwood Creek Public Road.During the search, the Police Officers discovered an unlicensed .38 revolver and five live matching rounds.The two occupants of the vehicle, one of whom is a Caribbean national, were subsequently arrested and taken into Police custody. They are currently being processed for court.last_img

TRANSFER LATEST: West Ham make £6.8m move for Algerian ace

first_img Rachid Ghezzal in action for Lyon 1 West Ham United have made a £6.8m bid for Lyon winger Rachid Ghezzal, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old impressed in Ligue 1 last season and finished the campaign with 10 goals to his name in all competitions.However, the Algerian has just one year to run on his current contract and Lyon are struggling to tie him down to a new deal.That has alerted clubs from around Europe, who are aware that the French club maybe forced to cash in on Ghezzal this summer.West Ham are one of those sides monitoring the situation and, according to L’Equipe, they have now made an offer of £6.8m.Lyon are determined to keep hold of their man, though, and club president Jean-Michel Aulas is set to have more talks with the player this week.last_img

GAA: DONEGAL SOUTH RESULTS

first_imgU-16 Div 1 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment10-Jul-2011 Naomh Mhuire 3 – 11 0 – 14 Kilcar Naomh Connaill Play-off 08-Jul-2011 Killybegs 0 – 7 2 – 12 Dungloe Ardara Play-offU-16 Div 2 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment08-Jul-2011 Na Rossa 3 – 13 1 – 11 Naomh Columba Ardara Play-off U-14 Div 1 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2011 Na Rossa 3 – 6 3 – 8 Aodh Ruadh Na RossaMinor League Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 06-Jul-2011 Naomh Brid St Johns Naomh Brid Conceded by St JohnsU-14 Div 2 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2011 Killybegs 8 – 7 2 – 4 Naomh Brid Killybegs U-14 Div 1 LeagueDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment06-Jul-2011 Dungloe 1 – 8 0 – 11 Naomh Conaill DungloeMinor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-Jul-2011 Naomh Conaill 1 – 8 0 – 7 Naomh Naille Naomh ConnaillU-16 Div 1 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-Jul-2011 Aodh Ruadh 3 – 12 2 – 8 Four Masters Aodh Ruadh Quarter Final 2nd Leg04-Jul-2011 Killybegs 2 – 7 1 – 9 Dungloe Killybegs Quarter Final 2nd Leg04-Jul-2011 Kilcar 4 – 12 1 – 5 Naomh Mhuire Kilcar Quarter Final 2nd LegGAA: DONEGAL SOUTH RESULTS was last modified: July 10th, 2011 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)Tags:GAA DONEGAL SOUTH RESULTSlast_img read more

Red Bluff High girls tennis hosts Orland for section overall title Tuesday

first_imgRed Bluff represented the section at NorCals last year. Six singles matches will commence Tuesday, with three doubles to follow, if needed. Red Bluff >> The Red Bluff High girls’ tennis team already captured the large school Northern Section championship and a doubles title thanks to the play of Cleo DuFrain and Maggie Winning. Up next is the overall championship against the small school winner, Orland. Spartans coach Dennis Poulton said in a statement this week the match is set for Tuesday in Red Bluff beginning at 1:30 p.m. Although it could be moved to 2 p.m. depending on Orland’s schedule that day. At stake is the overall NSCIF title and a trip to the Northern California tournament as the lone representative on Nov. 17 at Broadstone Racquet Club in Folsom.last_img

Heroes’ welcome for Paralympians

first_img11 September 2012 Hundreds of South Africans turned out at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday morning to welcome home the country’s inspirational Paralympic team. In true South African style, the supporters waved flags, blew vuvuzelas and sang the national anthem as the team members entered the international arrivals hall. Placards displaying messages such as “Welcome back home Team SA”, and “Welcome back heroes” could be seen among the hundreds gathered at the airport. Team South Africa excelled at the London Paralympics, picking up 29 medals – eight gold, 12 silver and nine bronze – to finish in 18th place on the medal standings at a Games that may have shifted forever the perception of Paralympic sport. For their hard work and their efforts to popularise the country at the London Games, the team’s medalists received a cash injection from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc). Before the Games, Olympic medal winners were promised R400 000 for gold, R200 000 for silver and R80 000 for bronze, while Paralympic medal winners, because of the larger number of classifications and events compared to the Olympics, were promised R100 000, R75 000 and R40 000 respectively. But Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula intervened, saying the Paralympians deserved the same incentives as the Olympians. At the handing over of dummy cheques at OR Tambo International on Tuesday, swimmer Natalie du Toit was the top earner, receiving R1.4-million for her three gold and one silver medal, while swimmer Charl Bouwer took home R800 000 for his three medals. Sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who took home R700 000, told the hundreds of people who were gathered at the airport: “I never expected this huge turn-out, and I’ve never seen this overwhelming support in my lifetime.” Mbalula said South Africa was “very proud of this team, because if you don’t know perseverance, tenacity, exuberance and determination you know nothing, and this is what this team has displayed. “We call them Olympians, we call them Paralympians, these are real people, and these are the people who have made our country very proud among nations,” Mbalula said. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more