Perasol welcomes solid support from alumni: ‘It gives us pressure to deliver’

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES But the disparity shouldn’t come as surprise given how Papi Sarr made minced meat of the UP defense and racked  up 25 points and 17 rebounds on a 7-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe.“The effort was there. I was happy about the effort of playing, but in the details, the quality it wasn’t there. I think we got overplayed by Papi Sarr,” lamented Perasol, whose side was called for 25 fouls. “Also, I saw that they attempted 28 free throws against our 10 and it may say a lot about how bad we defended, because we had a lot of fouls.”This frustrated most of the UP fanbase, but Perasol opted to take the high road when dealing with the head-scratching calls.“It’s kind of frustrating but I also have to keep my players (calm). There’s no other way to deal with it. If they want to call it, they will call it. What would be our chances if we start a fight? Nothing’s going to chance with the calls,” said Perasol. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Perasol knows the Fighting Maroons need to put their loss to the Soaring Falcons behind them if they want to score the upset and give Ateneo its first loss in UAAP Season 80 on Wednesday.“Looking forward, it’s my job to keep their spirits up. Although we accepted the fact that the effort we had wasn’t enough, we just have to find a way how we can compete against a team like Ateneo,” said Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Fighting Maroons will have their loyal and vocal alumni behind them again as they make a last ditch rally for the Final Four, which Perasol is welcoming with open arms.“They [the fans] are passionate about winning, and it’s a positive sign that a community cares,” he said. “It gives pressure to the team to deliver and for them to not be passive…You’re in a competition, you’re supposed to win. You’re not going to win all the time, but with whatever you have, you make sure that you’re going to use that to have an advantage.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith University of the Philippines fighting for its life, coach Bo Perasol knows that there’s no sense crying over spilled milk following its crucial 86-70 defeat to Adamson last Sunday.Sitting at 5-7, UP is in a must-win situation if it wants to keep its Final Four hopes alive.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Batang Pier eye Amer, Newsome for Romeo Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ The affable coach appreciated how invested the UP alumni are in the the performance of the Maroons, who are a game behind fourth place Far Eastern U in the Final four race.“When we weren’t winning, nobody cared, it was like ‘that’s how it is. Good luck guys.’ But now, this is something really new. That’s why I told the team that it’s fine that the alumni are angry because in a way, they are now involved.”Against Adamson, the UP faithful were loud in expressing their displeasure over what they felt were a badly officiated ball game, chanting “luto” during the second half as Adamson slowly pulled away in the third period, 69-50.That frustration was magnified when a UP student, seen wearing a media ID and sitting at courtside, threw the halftime stat sheet to the court in exasperation during the quarter break. That led to the Smart Araneta Coliseum bouncers escorting the student out of the venue.The numbers were indeed tilted against UP with with the Soaring Falcons shooting 25-of-28  from the freethrow line while the Fighting Maroons went 8-of-10.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Registration closes this Friday for 2018 Vikes Summer Camp

first_imgThe schedule for the camp is shown below:Schedule for the 2018 Vikes Summer Camp. Photo by Kimberly Brace. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration for the 2018 Vikes Summer Camp closes this Friday.The camp is put on by the Fort St. John Soccer Club as well as the University of Victoria Varsity soccer team and aims to offer residents a high-quality instructional soccer camp. Members of the UVIC’s coaching staff, as well as players on the soccer team, will be in attendance.This camp is for residents born between 1999 and 2010. Residents must have shin pads, soccer socks, and appropriate shorts if they wish to participate. Residents are also advised to bring a hat, water bottle, lunch and sunscreen to combat the anticipated hot weather.- Advertisement -Registration for the camp costs $175, this includes a t-shirt, soccer ball, camp team photo and certificate. Registration fees must be paid by the deadline of July 13th.The camp will be held at Dr. Kearney Middle School from July 23rd to July 27th and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day.To register for the 2018 Vikes Summer Camp click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wadri strikes Bandari to CAF CC playoff round

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today) Wadri and keeper Michael Wanyika will leave Tunisia as heroes, Wadri for scoring the winner while Wanyika saved a 60th minute penalty with the home side leading 2-0 after Ricardo Alves Perreira’s quick fire brace in the fifth and 22nd minute.Kenya will now have two representatives in the play-off round of the continent’s second tier competition after league champions Gor Mahia dropped a level down after losing 6-1 on aggregate to Algeria’s USM Alger in the first round of the Champions League.-More to follow 0Shares0000Bandari’s William Wadri stalks a US Ben Guerdane opponent during their return leg of the CAF Confederations Cup match in Tunisia. PHOTO/Bandari/TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 29 – William Wadri scored at the stroke of full time as Football kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Champions Bandari beat Tunisia’s US Ben Geardane 3-2 on aggregate to progress to the play-off round of the CAF Confederations Cup.Bandari lost the return tie 2-1 on Sunday evening, but will go on as aggregate winners having beaten the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg played in Nairobi a fortnight ago.last_img read more


first_imgFilm-maker Peter Mullaney has spent the past six months capturing some amazing footage of south Donegal from here he hails.‘This Is My Homeland’ is the result of his work. Simply click on the video to view.DDTV: ‘THIS IS MY HOMELAND’ – FILM-MAKER’S STUNNING PORTRAIT OF SOUTH DONEGAL was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:filmPeter MullaneySouth Donegallast_img read more


first_imgTwo Letterkenny women, Aoibheann Walsh of G&G Salon and designer Sinead Mc Cahey, are organising a Fashion Swap in aid of the proposed Pieta House NW.It is the first of its kind to come to Letterkenny and is sure to be a great day out for women of all ages.Aoibheann has generously given over her salon for the day to the event on Sunday, March 20th, which will be transformed into a fashion haven. From now until the 19th March the girls are seeking good quality preloved clothing to enter into the swap.Just drop them along to G&G on the Churchlane bagged and tagged with your name and the girls will sort through everything.For any of your items entered into the swap you will then receive vouchers on the day to spend at the swap. Each voucher being worth €2.50 with a max of 15 vouchers per person.The entry fee on the door is also €5, all money of which is going directoly to Pieta House. Vouchers can also be purchased on the day of the event, incase you had not had a chance to drop in any clothing prior to the event. Local bloggers such as Zara Mc Daid, The Donegal Bride, The Fashion Chair and The Red Dutchess are all getting involved with the swap which ensures it will be on trend and in style.On the day come along at 2pm, browse the rails, find forgotten treasures, have a drink and a nibble and enjoy a social afternoon out with your girlfriends.Make sure to check out the facebook page ‘Fashion Swap LK’ for all updates and a chance to enter into the competition to win a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, sold out worldwide. The girls are also be showcasing some of the items they are receiving in to give you an idea of the great quality items that will be available on the day of the event.There will also be a raffle on the day of the event for great prizes from local retailers.DONEGAL STUDIO TO BE TURNED INTO FASHION SWAP SHOP FOR GREAT CAUSE! was last modified: March 4th, 2016 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:donegalFashion Swapletterkennylast_img read more

It’s all about communication

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMoving to Glendale as a young teenager, Acosta had to adjust to a new lifestyle. The first was with school – Glendale High School, a large public campus. In Nicaragua, she attended an all-girl’s Catholic school. The combination of boys and girls under one rooftop was one of the most difficult parts of her new life to accept. But books and the new language she heard every day came easy to her. She had visited America six times before moving here at the urging of her parents who encouraged her to learn English, visit Disneyland and other American landmarks and to forget about war and political unrest back at home. Academics turned out to be her salvation, and after high school, Acosta headed to Glendale Community College and then to California State University, San Marcos, where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. With her bachelor’s degree in hand, she immediately enrolled at University of California, Riverside, for her master’s degree in Hispanic literatures. Today she’s pursuing her doctorate in education at Pepperdine University. “You are a student for the rest of your life,” she said. “I’m a perennial student. I’ll never stop learning.” VALENCIA – If Claudia Acosta had it her way, studying abroad would be a requirement for college graduation. And in her own way, by coming to America via Nicaragua at 14, she’s been on the largest academic studying program of a lifetime. Now at age 42 and as head of the foreign language department at College of the Canyons, Acosta organizes study abroad semesters to Spain and short excursions to Central America to expose students to other cultures, politics and new ways of life. They are all lessons that she learned after moving to the U.S. in 1979, when her family fled Nicaragua after their property was confiscated during a civil war. “I learned from life what was really meaningful during the war,” she said. “We lost everything we had, and all we had left was our family – the most important thing.” When she came to College of the Canyons to teach in 1998, she saw how local teachers were going out of the area to learn Spanish in order to communicate with their young students. So she created an intensive learning program where students are completely immersed in Spanish for nearly 11 hours a day for two weeks. Eventually the course opened up to all in the community. And to encourage students to learn about other cultures, she instituted an international film festival at College of the Canyons, now an annual happening at the school. “I felt that we needed more. We needed to open our horizons and learn about culture, and what a better way to do it than with film,” she said. On Thursday, Acosta walked through the aisles of her beginning Spanish class, as students practiced vocabulary words relating to vacations and trips. In Spanish they described the magnificent holidays they could take. Some were more talkative than others. Then again, it was only 8:30 a.m. It wasn’t enough for Acosta. She asked the class why they were so quiet and playfully shook her coffee cup before them. “Double shot cappuccino, no sugar,” she said, explaining her energy. “You probably didn’t have breakfast.” The class took a five-minute break and while some dashed off for caffeinated drinks, others stayed behind and softly repeated their new vocabulary words to themselves. Svetlana Kravets was one of them. Spanish is the third language the 49-year-old from Russia is learning. Working in Russian radio, the Granada Hills woman feels her community is too insular and hopes that learning Spanish will expand her world. “I think it’s really important to speak Spanish in this day,” she said. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mayawati changes party U.P. chief, LS leader

first_imgMaking key changes to its organisation, the Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday appointed former Rajya Sabha MP Munquad Ali as the president of its Uttar Pradesh unit, while also replacing its floor leader in the Lok Sabha Kunwar Danish Ali.Shyam Singh Yadav, the first-time MP from Jaunpur, is the new leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, where it has 10 members. Ritesh Pandey, the MP from Ambedkar Nagar, was nominated the BSP’s deputy leader in the Lower House.While Mr. Yadav is an OBC — the BSP highlighted his “pichda varg” (backward credentials) in its press statement — Mr. Danish Ali, MP from Amroha in western U.P., is Muslim. Sources said that the Amroha MP’s objections to the triple talaq Bill and the government’s Kashmir measures were the main reasons for his removal. He had, the sources said, consistently refused to toe a pro-government line that BSP chief Mayawati wished to follow and refused point-blank to speak on the debate on Article 370 if it meant supporting the government’s line.While the party replaced its Muslim leader in Lok Sabha with an OBC, in U.P. it did the reverse, perhaps to balance the caste-community calculus. Muslims make up 19% of the State population while OBCs are estimated to be over 40%.Mr. Munquad Ali replaces R.S. Kushwaha as the head of the BSP’s State unit.last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool’s transfer policy after Jose Mourinho’s dig

first_imgJose Mourinho on Friday took a dig a Liverpool’s transfer policy, which prompted Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has to defend his club’s transfer policy ahead of the new season.Klopp explained why he had spent a world record $87 million on AS Roma’s Brazilian international goalkeeper Alisson.”Everybody thinks it’s a lot of money and it is a lot of money, but he could’ve left for crazy money,” said Klopp highlighting that the price for Atletico Madrid’s highly rated Slovakian keeper Jan Oblak is “100m euros.””The goalkeeper market is different because it’s not each year that there is anybody available. We didn’t know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realised obviously he is available and that’s the moment when we decided we want to go for him,” said KloppLIVE @ManUtd preview with Jürgen Klopp…Watch Saturday’s game live on @LFCTV and @LFCTV GO: KO 10.05pm BST. FC (@LFC) July 27, 2018Liverpool signed Alisson to try and end the problem with their goalkeepers with neither Simon Mignolet nor Loris Karius convincing.Karius committed two bad errors in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, although he was later revealed to be suffering from concussion after Madrid defender Sergio Ramos “collided” with him.Speaking from Liverpool’s US tour, Klopp insisted he had confidence in all of the keepers in the Liverpool squad.”We are really fine with our goalkeepers, so there’s no doubts,” he commented, saying Mignolet was “absolutely (English) Premier League highest-level quality, Loris Karius as well.”advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Manchester City set to step up pursuit of Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez with new bid

first_imgAlexis Sánchez FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round City came close to buying Sánchez in the summer before the prospective transfer fell down on the final day following a bid worth a total £60m. Arsenal were intent they would first have to buy a replacement but were unable to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, despite being willing to meet the £92m asking price.Sánchez has become a divisive figure in the Arsenal dressing room and some of his team-mates think it would be best for the club to sell him this month.Guardiola has also revived his interest in West Bromwich Albion’s Jonny Evans. The centre-back, like Sánchez, came close to joining City in the summer but Guardiola later stated the club could not afford West Brom’s £25m valuation.City’s manager had hoped to sign Virgil van Dijk this month but, with the Dutch defender having joined Liverpool, he has turned to Evans. The 30-year-old has little or no sell-on potential but, given Vincent Kompany’s chronic injury issues, Guardiola needs to strengthen in the position. Evans, a former Manchester United defender, is a Premier League winner and has Champions League experience, two competitions Guardiola is intent on claiming this season for City.Arsenal are thought to retain an interest in Evans, too. The Northern Irishman’s preference is a return to the north-west for family reasons, though he is keeping his options open. Share on Messenger Manchester City Manchester City are set to make a fresh bid for Alexis Sánchez, with the club believing the Chilean can be prised from Arsenal this month. The forward is due to become a free agent in the close season so his price would be expected to be around £30m.Gabriel Jesus’s knee injury has increased Pep Guardiola’s desire to sign Sánchez. The Brazilian sustained a medial collateral injury in the draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve and is expected to miss the next two months. He is due to travel to Barcelona this week for further scans, though it is understood this is a routine check-up. Share on Twitter Transfer window Share via Email Share on Facebook news Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Topics West Bromwich Albion Reuse this content Arsenal Read more Share on Pinterestlast_img read more

LA County Ports Record Third Best Annual Results

first_imgzoom The U.S. West Coast ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will both mark the year 2014 as the third busiest in their respective histories, despite the congestion issues that have plagued the West Coast ports for the last eight months.Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6 percent in 2014 over the previous year, with total volumes reaching 8,340,065 Twenty-Foot-Equivalent Units (TEU). It was the third busiest year in the Port’s history, just behind 8.4 million TEUs in 2007 and 8.5 million TEUs in 2006.Last year’s overall volume at the Port of Long Beach rose to 6,820,806 TEUs. 1.8 percent to 3,517,514 TEUs, exports declined 5.9 percent to 1,604,394 TEUs, while empty containers rose 8.2 percent to 1,698,898 TEUs.Cargo container trade at Long Beach climbed 1.3 percent in 2014, bringing the Port its third-busiest year ever behind the peak years of 2006 and 2007.”This is the third straight year that imports have climbed. We could not have achieved our third-busiest year in our history without the support from our longtime business partners,” said Jon Slangerup, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive.Image: Port of Los Angeleslast_img read more