Bolick rues San Beda’s five measly assists in opening win

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chua starts off strong for PH in SEA age-group swimfest Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Bolick, who was vital in the Red Lions’ closeout of the Altas, took a shot at himself and at the team with how they had just five assists throughout the game.“Assists are a part of playmaking and I didn’t do a good job, maybe coach Boyet [Fernandez] will let me see the tapes,” said Bolick Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We had five assists compared to 19, we should’ve lost the game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Bolick helps San Beda fend off Perpetual in NCAA openerIn fact, Perpetual’s Edgar Charcos had more assists than the whole San Beda as he finished with seven dimes. Bolick himself was not a picture of consistency when he shot just 3-of-14 from the field went 8-of-8 from the stripe to finish with 15 points while dishing out three assists.“That’s bad, 2-of-10 from two-point range, it’s a good thing my free throws were falling but the worst part of this all are the five assists,” said Bolick in Filipino.Bolick, though, delivered in the final minute of the game when he made the play for Donald Tankoua’s layup for San Beda’s 67-63 lead with 54.8 seconds left.The senior guard also made his impact on the defensive end when he picked off Charcos’ pass to preserve the victory for the Red Lions.“We have to do better especially in the assists category, this is my fault,” said Bolick. “And I was also looking too hard for my shots, I should just let the game get to me. I have to fix my assists and practice my outside shooting.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil San Beda may have claimed the opening day victory against  Perpetual Help, 67-65, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament, but main man Robert Bolick wasn’t happy with how the Red Lions got the win.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Ex-sports doctor Nassar moved to another prison facility

first_imgFILE – In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Facility. He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities say disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar has been transferred to another federal prison facility.The Federal Bureau of Prisons website on Sunday shows the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor is at the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. He had been imprisoned in Tucson, Arizona.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins No Ronaldo, no Zidane, no problem for Real Madrid Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Nassar’s attorneys said last month he was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the Arizona federal prison.Ralph Miller, a retired federal prisons worker who specialized in sex offender designations, tells The Detroit News the transfer is likely due to the assault.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Nassar pleaded guilty in two cases to molesting women and girls who sought treatment. He’s serving decades in prison and likely will never be released. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors’ skid

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors’ skid to three games.Kevin Durant scored 26 points and Klay Thompson had 25 for Golden State, which is 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Antonio jumped out to a 33-27 lead in the first quarter as Gay scored 12 points in the opening period.The Spurs frustrated the Warriors offensively for much of the game. After quickly regaining an errant pass on their end of the court in the third quarter, Durant passed up a 3-pointer to fire a pass in the lane to Damian Jones only to have Gay stuff him at the rim. UP NEXTWarriors: Host Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.Spurs: At New Orleans on Monday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown DeMar DeRozan had 20 points and Rudy Gay added 19 to help San Antonio snap a three-game slide.The Warriors were without injured starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and their absence led to a cold start. Three nights after being held to a season-low output in a 107-86 loss at Houston, the two-time defending NBA champions nearly matched that dubious mark.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 San Antonio finished with five blocked shots.Golden State’s lone lead came when Andre Iguodala made a pair of free throws to put the Warriors ahead 46-45 with 3:47 remaining in the second quarter. The lead lasted a minute before the Spurs closed the first half on an 11-2 run.TIP-INSWarriors: Curry missed his sixth straight game with a strained left groin. Golden State is 2-4 without him. . Green missed his second consecutive game with a strained right toe. . Warriors coach Steve Kerr got a technical foul 47 seconds into the second quarter after protesting a foul on Jonas Jerebko. . Durant was called for a technical after complaining about a non-call on his first field goal attempt of the second half.Spurs: Aldridge has 202 games with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds since 2006. LeBron James has 203 such games during that same span. . Pau Gasol missed his sixth straight game with a sore left foot. . Davis Bertans sat out as he remains in the league’s concussion protocol.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Child Rights Condemns ‘Odd Traditional Practices’

first_imgChild Rights Foundation-Children Welfare Foundation International (CRF-CWFI) has in the strongest term, condemned traditional practices that pose threat to the existence and future of the younger generation.CRF-CWFUI, a local child rights organization involved with activism and children’s rights, said some ugly traditional practices are responsible for the continued spread of the deadly Ebola virus across the country.“Odd cultural practices are contributing to the deaths of many by Ebola. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains actively practice in the country thereby killing young and innocent children all in the name of tradition.“Ebola, for example, is a deadly virus that kills 90% of its victims and is very contagious. Despite continuous warnings of the danger of this virus, people in Liberia continue to touch, hold, bathe and perform other rituals with dead Ebola victims. This act has caused the rapid spread and deaths of hundreds of Liberians within a very short period,” a statement quoted CRF-CWFI deputy executive director Cyrus B. Sarwee and program & communication officer Ms Ernestine N. Clark.The statement further indicated that “gone are the days when evil traditional and cultural practices had relevance in the society.” Liberia needs to grow in line with scientific practices and strive to develop the minds of its younger generation to compute with others.CRF-CWFI at the same time wants the government of Liberia to enact legislation(s) prohibiting the practices of FGM/FGC and other practices that are harmful to the human person. They said anyone caught in engaging in such practices should be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction for prosecution.“CRF-CWFI appeals to the International Community and partners to seek a meeting of the mind and encourage our government to take a lead way in such a global imperative in stopping the continuous tears of the girl child,” the statement said.The rights activists declared that “evil traditional” practices remain deeply rooted in the Liberian society and needs strong and firm legislations to address such aged-old situation in modern day Liberia.CRF-CWFI latest stand is a follow-up to previous presentation made by the organization on July 26, 2014, in Colorado the United States during the 13th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy and Children’s Right.In that presentation, the statement said CRF-CWFI highlighted the danger of harmful traditional practices informed participants from across the globe that Liberia remains lagging behind today simply because traditional practices, that are counterproductive to growth and development, are still being practiced.To date, Liberia is governed by a dual legal system that includes Customary and Statutory laws.The group described as totally evil, demeaning and another form of cultural violence the scale at which FGM and other cultural believes are practice.“It is bad, wicked and inhumane to women and girls and makes them vulnerable to diseases, viruses and even death”.The global assembly was under the auspices of California-based National Organization of Circumcision’s Information Resource Centers, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, Boulder, and State of Colorado, USA.  It can be recalled that the two activists lives were threatened and had to go in hiding in June and July when they visited villages strongly involved with practicing FGM. They were chased out of their advocacy stance on FGM and other activities in those places while local authorities threaten circumcise both rights activists when caught.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Control Plan for Hythe Gas Well Site

first_imgPhoto:  The Well Blowout on February 24th near Hythe Alberta – Submitted by Josh LudwigBy Dwight Ford- Advertisement -Alberta’s Calgary-based Energy Resources Conservation Board has approved a plan to regain control of the sour gas well that caught fire, after a February 24th blowout 19 kilometers northwest of Hythe.As reported earlier, the well is licensed to Canadian Natural Resources Limited and over the last several days, well control specialists have cleared the site and done an assessment on the wellhead.The plan, which went into effect yesterday afternoon, has both a primary and a secondary approach.The primary approach involves temporarily putting the fire out to install new blowout preventers, enabling any gas being produced by the well to be channeled to a separator and burned off through a flare stack.Advertisement The board release adds there have been no readings of sour gas to date and there’s no threat to public safety at this time. It is estimated the fire will be out for approximately 30 minutes, while the blowout preventers are installed and it’s possible that during that period gas containing trace amounts of H 2 S will be released into the atmosphere.However a board news release says seven mobile air quality monitoring units will be in the area to detect any off-lease H 2 S emissions.Gaining control of the well by a top entry is also part of the primary approach and drilling mud is pumped downhole to restore equilibrium in the geological formation, and end the flow of gas to the surface.It’s expected it will take several days to completely regain control and should the primary method prove unsuccessful, the secondary means of control is to complete the drilling of a relief well.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sugar sector procurement woes sign of mismanagement – Irfaan Ali

first_imgAgriculture sector decline…rising costs a major disincentive for local producersThe troubles documented in the sugar industry relating to procurement is a strong indicator of incompetence in the management of the restructured Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).This is according to economist and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali, who cited what the 2019 Finance Ministry’s mid-year report had to say about GuySuCo.“The poor performance of sugar subsector was due to the late delivery in materials and extended maintenance of equipment that delayed production. This caused sugar production output to reach its lowest level of 33,531 metric tonnes during the first half of 2019,” Ali said in a statement.“Compared with the first six months of 2014, this represented a 159 per cent decline in sugar production. According to the half-year report, production for the remainder of the year and 2020 is likely to be affected by delays in procurement; a manifestation of mismanagement”.Ali went on to project that based on the current trend, the sugar subsector is now projected to grow by 2.3 per cent during 2019, instead of 15.6 per cent. He noted that as a consequence, export revenue from sugar is expected to continue its downward trend.Revenue from the export of this commodity, he added, contracted from US$34.4 million during the first half of 2014, to US$12 million during the corresponding period in 2019. The projected export revenue of US$29.4 million for the entire 2019, which is 15 per cent less than the half-year amount for 2014, was adjusted downwards to US$25 million as a result of gross mismanagement.According to the 2019 mid-year report, GuySuCo fell short of its production target for first crop by one per cent. Its output reached 33,531 tonnes of sugar, but the Corporation was hampered by delays in the start of production.“There were delays in the start of production that were due to the late delivery of materials for critical repairs to boilers in all factories, as well as extended equipment maintenance at the Uitvlugt factory. Thus, the commencement of cane harvesting was pushed to late February,” the report stated.“However, once harvesting began, industry yields were higher than the same period last year, by 1.4 per cent, with considerable gains being made at Uitvlugt. There were also noticeable improvements in the recovery of sugar at both the Uitvlugt and Blairmont estates. The Corporation estimates that production for the second crop will be 73,516 metric tonnes, resulting in a growth rate of 2.3 per cent in 2019, down from the 15.6 per cent forecasted at the time of the Budget,” it added.The report also said that GuySuCo completed its first round of cane assessment for the 2019 second crop; this assessment found that the canes were relatively well grown and are developing in favourable conditions.“However, it is noted that delays in the procurement of inputs, including fertilizers and spare parts, could affect production for the remainder of 2019, as well as 2020,” the mid-year report added.Back in 2017, Government had announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo.Subsequently, thousands of workers were retrenched and Government set up the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) to take over the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets that were earmarked for sale.It has been a tempestuous relationship, however, with GuySuCo and SPU engaging in several public spats over the latter’s approach to management. SPU has also been accused by the Corporation of leaving them in the dark about much of its actions and transactions it enters into.Local producersThe mid-year report also found that the livestock subsector, despite recording growth in 2018, is estimated to have contracted by 8.1 per cent in the first half of 2019. While there were some gains in beef and pork production, a number of other sub sectors took hits.“This was as a result of a decline in broiler meat production and, to a lesser extent, milk production, which fell by 8.2 per cent and 1.6 per cent, respectively. The contraction in the former was due to a supply imbalance of a large producer, who reduced output so as to run down stocks”.“Subsequently, there has been a shortage in the supply of chicken on the local market, and efforts to address this have been hampered by poor hatchability of eggs and the stunted growth of chickens,” the report added.Ali noted that contractions in the livestock subsector have affected the entire population. He pointed out, however, that the mid-year report failed to highlight one of the major factors for the declining production in chicken. According to Ali, this factor is the rising costs that are a major disincentive to local producers.“Meanwhile, the fishing subsector suffered a major setback from decline in shrimp production and industrial finfish production. Based on the performance of the livestock subsector during the first half, this sector is now forecasted to register growth of 0.7 per cent instead of 2.3 per cent for 2019,” the Presidential Candidate also said.Ali also noted that based on the statistics and the Balance of Payment figures generated by the Bank of Guyana, export earnings have been revised downwards for the primary commodities. All signs, he said, of a struggling economy.last_img read more

France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal star Giroud, started ahead of Alexandre Lacazette, celebrates a goal which looked to have put France through. PHOTO/DMPARIS, France, Oct 11- France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday.Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers. The victory meant they avoided the tension of the playoffs that they had to endure to reach the last two finals.But although they top Group A, Deschamps’s team were less than convincing at the Stade de France as already-eliminated Belarus repeatedly penetrated their rearguard.Deschamps started with Atletico Madrid striker Griezmann and the aerial threat of Giroud, and Griezmann eased nerves in the 27th minute, producing a confident low finish from Blaise Matuidi’s smart pass.Six minutes later, Griezmann intercepted a weak pass out of the Belarus defence and fed Giroud, who shrugged off two defenders to bundle in his 28th international goal.But the French defensive pairing then went to sleep, allowing Belarus to reduce the gap when the lively Anton Saroka swept past Hugo Lloris a minute before half-time.Saroka gave France another jolt when he shot just wide in the 64th minute, but he was narrowly offside.Paris Saint-Germain starlet Kylian Mbappe was introduced in the second half to inject pace and fresh ideas, but with the seconds ticking down to the final whistle, it was Saroka again who slid a shot just wide from close range.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

McKeon wins top position on education committee

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The House Committee on Education and the Workforce and its five subcommittees oversee education and work-force programs. McKeon succeeds Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, who was elected House majority leader, replacing Tom DeLay, who faces money-laundering charges in his home state of Texas. “John gave me a good foundation on which to build. We have taken steps to transform our industrial age education and job training systems, but we still have a long way to go and not a lot of time to get there,” McKeon said. “I can’t wait to get to work.” Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, who began his political career as a Santa Clarita school board member, was named chairman this week of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. McKeon, a committee member since 1993 and chairman of the Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness since 1995, based his campaign for the chairmanship on a pledge to address the “new realities” of the global economy. “The edge that America brings to the table is innovation and adaptability,” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, said in a statement after his appointment late Wednesday. “If we lose that then we will lose not only our standard of living, but our position of global leadership.” Specifically, McKeon has said he wants to improve the quality of American education, train the work force to adapt to a high tech global economy and make regulations that are more streamlined and less costly. last_img read more

ATHLETICS: DONEGAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS RELEASED

first_imgThe Donegal Juvenile, Senior and Masters Track and Field Championships are fast approaching.Day One will take place in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening 30th April with a start time of 6.30pm. Day Two will take place at the new Lifford AC track on Saturday 11th May starting at 12pm.There will be Electronic Timing on both days. As in previous years, there is an extensive programme of events on offer across both days. With juvenile athletes allowed to step up one age group there are at least four events (sprints, distance, throws and jumps) to choose from on each day of competition. A hurdles and walks programme also caters for an increasing number of juvenile athletes competing in these events.This year’s Championships are being held earlier than in previous years to help athletes with their preparation for Provincial, All Ireland and Schools competitions.This year, the pre-entry of athletes both to the Championships and to their individual events is encouraged. This will speed up registration on the days of competitions and allow event sheets to be drawn up in advance.Clubs are encouraged to submit their athlete names, years of birth, and selected events to me by Monday 29th April for Day One of competition. Please note, monies will only be paid by each athlete on the day of competition when collecting his/her number – there will be no cost to either the individual or club if he/she doesn’t attend. Likewise, where events have been pre-selected, athletes are still free to change or add events on the day of competition. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact brendanodonnell@eircom.net or Brendan McDaid, Senior Competition Secretary (086-8113947). ATHLETICS: DONEGAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS RELEASED was last modified: April 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ATHLETICS: DONEGAL TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS DETAILS RELEASElast_img read more

Odds slashed on surprise name to replace Jose Mourinho at Man United

first_imgBut, after meekly surrendering the league title to Manchester City and numerous spats with the board, the 49-year-old was sacked.Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was put into the Stamford Bridge hotseat and he has won his first two league games thus far.However, it would appear his predecessor could be set for a return to England far sooner than anticipated.According to bookmakers PaddyPower, the former Juventus manager is now the second favourite to replace the under-fire Mourinho. Conte replaced Mourinho at Chelsea, could he do it again at United? Antonio Conte is the shock name being tipped to replace Jose Mourinho at  Manchester United.The charismatic Italian is out of work after being sacked by Chelsea at the end of last season, despite winning the FA Cup. 2 Conte is now the second favourite to become the next permanent Manchester United manager 2 After being as far out as 14/1, he has since dropped to just 5/1 to make him second favourite Zinedine Zidane.A calamitous defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday and a power struggle with the board over transfers has led to speculation the Portuguese could be the first Premier League manager to get the sack.Former Red Devil Lee Sharpe exclusively told talkSPORT he believes Zidane ‘would be the ideal candidate’ to replace Mourinho, should Ed Woodward decide to sack the former Porto boss.last_img read more