NCAA: Altas guards run suicides for missing easy layups in win over Arellano

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption READ: NCAA: Altas shut down Chiefs, snap 3-game skid“You can’t miss easy layups,” said Lim.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 ChrissLim, who is in his first season at the Altas’ helm, said the players get penalized for the same mistake even in practice.Perpetual Help’s Jielo Razon and Tonton Peralta running suicides after missing easy layups in a 57-45 win over Arellano. Coach Frankie Lim says his players are also made to run the same drill for the same mistake even in practice. #NCAASeason94 pic.twitter.com/n6FYBGyQMo— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) September 18, 2018“We do it everyday in practice. It’s a must. there’s no reason for you to miss an open layup that’s why I made it run,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Peralta scored 10 points and had three assists while Razon had nine points and seven rebounds to help Perpetual Help rip Arellano, 57-45.READ: Return to coaching a blessing for Frankie LimThe Altas stopped a three-game skid but they’re going to have their work cut out for them on Friday against the undefeated Lyceum Pirates.“[They’re the] strongest team. We’ll try to make adjustments and we’ll see what we can do.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe final buzzer had sounded but University of Perpetual Help coach Frankie Lim still had one final instruction for a couple of his players.Even after a convincing win over the Chiefs, Lim still made guards Jielo Razon and Tonton Peralta to run suicides for committing a cardinal sin.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Closed-door game ‘surreal’ experience for PH coach Yeng Guiao View commentslast_img read more

Failed on promise of a good life

first_imgDear Editor,The citizens of Guyana have had over two years to analyze and critically assess the performance of the Granger-led ruling Administration.At every stratum of this society, there are ongoing cries and complaints from committed Guyanese who believe that their aspirations and goals have been shattered. This evidence suggests that the People’s National Congress-dominated coalition Government has failed on its promise of a good life. It is now very clear to citizens throughout the length and breadth of this nation that we are dealing with an unfit administration, which is unapologetic about its overwhelming use of improper practices.President Granger has made it clear to the citizens of Guyana in both explicit and implicit terms that he is running an elitist government, of which he has employed an autocratic leadership style.The President’s leadership directs the people of Guyana to the root cause of the nation’s rapid economic decline and social decay post-May 2015. Citizens have now witnessed the underwhelming performance of this administration through two budgetary cycles, and are convinced that economic growth and development are of little significance to this Government, as it seeks only to consolidate power.With its actions, the People’s Progressive Party Civic seems to show daily that it is listening keenly to the voices of the people of Guyana, and is sympathetic towards the citizens, since the hardship and despair being faced is not as a result of their lack of drive, but rather a lack of opportunities.The good life in a green economy is a façade; it is nothing more than a loose tagline in form. There is no substance to the Administration’s ‘sales pitch’, as is evident in their elitist view of governance.From a theoretical perspective, elitism does not augur well for the advancement of this nation and the citizenry. President Granger’s leadership style suggests that he is a classical elitist – as articulated by leading philosophers such as Vilredo Pareto, Gaetano Mosca, and Robert Michels. Classical elites view democracy as no more than a foolish delusion, since they believe that political power is always exercised by a privileged minority. The Granger-led Administration’s elitist view conflicts with the view we have as a nation which believes in equality for all the peoples. In reality, President Granger’s elitist view has no place in Guyana’s future development. This coalition Government ideally should have continued efforts in promoting democratic principles and values in a free and inclusive society.It is clear now that President Granger, through his actions, is not committed to delivering on the good life promise nor on promoting democratic principles in Guyana. Pointedly, the Government continues to pursue national policies which are irrational, resulting in further job cuts within every industry and sector. This has further exacerbated the erosion of the socio-economic wellbeing of the people of Guyana. We will continue to lose comparative advantage in our traditional and attractive sectors, while growth will be stymied in our emerging sectors. Productivity will wane further, due to the decline in competitiveness of our industries and sectors. Moreover, Guyanese firms will find it increasingly hard to compete in regional and international markets. Altogether, our livelihood will continue to worsen, with no prospects of a good life under Granger’s Administration.Civic-minded Guyanese must continue to let their voices be heard, and remain informed. Our democratic rights are granted to us by our Constitution, and they remain our tool to hire and fire any administration. The Granger-led Administration must be held accountable for the collapse of our economy. A ‘Good Life Commission’ would reveal that a good life was a promise made by the President to himself and the privileged minority.Yours sincerely,Thomas Willams, PhDlast_img read more

Former Justice aide says she ‘crossed the line’

first_img“I did not hold the keys to the kingdom as some have suggested,” Goodling told the House Judiciary Committee. Goodling testified under a grant of immunity from prosecution because her lawyers said she would otherwise refuse to answer questions on grounds that it would violate her right against self-incrimination. With a crush of cameras whirring in the hearing room and one lawmaker snapping pictures with his cell phone, the 33-year-old aide took her seat in the witness chair for five hours of testimony that brought Congress little closer to understanding the administration’s motives for dismissing prosecutors. “There remains basic unanswered questions about how and why the termination list was created, how it was compiled, how it was revised and how it was finalized,” Rep. John Conyers Jr., the Michigan Democrat who serves as the committee chairman, said at the close of the hearing. Goodling, wearing a Navy blue suit and sitting alone at the witness table with her hands folded neatly in her lap, answered questions softly, carefully and often deferentially in a way that seemed to clash with descriptions of her as an abrasive conservative at the Justice Department. WASHINGTON – A former top Justice Department aide testified Wednesday that she had “crossed the line” in considering the political beliefs of applicants for nonpartisan legal jobs and suggested that earlier testimony by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and another top official might have been flawed. Monica M. Goodling, the former Justice Department official, told a House panel that she regretted favoring applicants with Republican credentials for lower-level prosecutor jobs or prestigious postings at the department’s headquarters, actions that could violate federal employment laws. “I may have made gone too far in asking political questions of applicants for career positions, and I may have taken inappropriate political considerations into account,” Goodling said. “I regret those mistakes.” But she said that even though she was the Justice Department’s liaison to the White House, she did not play a significant role in firings and never discussed them with Karl Rove, the president’s chief political adviser, or Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel. The young lawyer joined the department in 2002 after working for the Republican National Committee as an opposition researcher, but with no experience as a prosecutor. From a job as a junior aide in the press office, she moved up rapidly to the attorney general’s staff with authority over hiring and promotions throughout the department. Her dedication was valued by some political appointees allied with the Bush White House. But some lawyers in the civil service ranks reviled her as an ideologue who circumvented experienced prosecutors to carry out the administration’s political agenda. Goodling appeared to contradict Gonzales’ testimony to the committee earlier this month in which he said he had not spoken to his senior aides since the firings “to protect the integrity of this investigation.” During a March meeting before she resigned, Goodling said, Gonzales asked her questions that left her uncomfortable. She said she thought he might be attempting to compare recollections, so their stories would be consistent if they were questioned about their actions. “I just thought that we should not be having that conversation,” she said. Brian Roehrkasse, a Justice Department spokesman, said in a written statement that Gonzales “has never attempted to influence or shape the testimony or public statements of any witness in this matter, including Ms. Goodling.” Roehrkasse said “the statements made by the attorney general during this meeting were intended only to comfort her in a very difficult period.” Goodling also accused Paul J. McNulty, the outgoing deputy attorney general, of misleading a Senate panel when he testified on Feb. 6. Specifically, she said McNulty knew more details about the White House involvement in the firings than he acknowledged in his testimony. “I believe he was not fully candid,” she said. Later, McNulty sharply denied her assertions. “I testified truthfully at the Feb. 6, 2007, hearing based on what I knew at that time,” he said in written statement. “Ms. Goodling’s characterization of my testimony is wrong and not supported by the extensive record of documents and testimony already provided to Congress.” To show support for the beleaguered Gonzales, Republican lawmakers embraced Goodling on Wednesday as a sympathetic witness. Several praised her testimony and said it proved that the investigation into the firings led by congressional Democrats was not justified. “It seems to me that with this fishing expedition there ain’t no fish in the water, and we’ve spent an awful lot of time and an awful lot of money finding that out,” said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wis. Goodling acknowledged repeatedly that she improperly sought to gauge the political leanings of applicants when she reviewed resumes for nonpartisan jobs or promotions, including posts as assistant U.S. attorneys and immigration judges or for temporary assignments at Justice headquarters. 160Want 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

WATCH! Here’s why Liverpool splashed out £29million on Roberto Firmino

first_imgLiverpool have landed Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino in a £29million deal. A Brazil international, Firmino scored 47 goals in 151 appearances during four-and-a-half years with the Bundesliga club.FIRMINO IS THE PLAYER LIVERPOOL NEEDCheck out the video above of his highlights from last season to see what fans can expect from the 23-year-old at Anfield.FIRMINO MISSES A SITTERlast_img

RORY KAVANAGH INVITES DONEGAL FANS TO HIS BOOK LAUNCH

first_imgKavanagh’s book is called ‘Winning’ALL-IRELAND winner Rory Kavanagh is set to reveal what life was like inside a Championhship-winning team – at county and club level.The Donegal and St Eunan’s legend has issued an open invitation to fans of club and county to his book launch at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny this Thursday.Guests of honour are two team-mates from club and county – Donegal captain Michael Murphy and St Eunan’s playing legend John Haran. The launch of Kavanagh’s book ‘Winning’ begins at 7.30pm sharp. RORY KAVANAGH INVITES DONEGAL FANS TO HIS BOOK LAUNCH was last modified: October 20th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalHero BookslaunchletterkennyMichael MurphyMt Errigal HotelRory KavanaghSt EunansWinninglast_img read more

Food pyramid targets Latinos

first_imgAs the nation’s Latino population continues to grow, so does the size of its people. The rate of obesity among Latinos is on the rise, officials said, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday released its first Spanish translation of the food pyramid. “The fact that the Latino community has an obesity problem is not new news in the San Gabriel Valley, especially among our children. Their needs to be education on healthier eating habits and exercise,” Baldwin Park Councilwoman Marlen Garcia said. “I think a Spanish version is great and I think (the U.S. Department of Agriculture) is taking the right step.” MyPyramid is the government’s guide to healthy eating and nutrition. It was launched in April as a replacement to the first food pyramid created in 1992. The new food pyramid represents food groups vertically as opposed to the traditional horizontal layers, gives essential food proportions and ad- dresses the importance of exercise. Garcia said this year the Baldwin Park Unified School District, which is 85 percent Latino, removed sodas from schools districtwide and is working to give students healthier eating options. Similarly, the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, which is also a highly Latino school district, has made changes in its menu. “Fresh fruit is offered every day, and we use whole-grain bread,” Michelle Bukowski, assistant director of food services, said. “We are here to feed the students, but also to teach them good eating habits they might not be getting at home.” Although children have time to change the way they eat, a 2002 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association said three out of every four adult Latinos in the United States are overweight. Overall, in the United States, two out of three people are overweight, according to the AMA. While the food pyramid focuses on proper portions of foods like whole grain bread, poultry, dark green veggies and fruit, common staples in Latino households tend to include tortillas, beans and rice. “When we get together as family, it’s old recipes like tamales, posole and generally fat foods, but it tastes good,” said Alejandra Rodriguez, 35, of Baldwin Park. “When we make our beans we make them with lard and it’s not healthy, but they’re Latino traditions.” Dr. Robert Riewerts, chief of pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Baldwin Park, said obesity is prevalent not only in Latinos, but in other ethnicities as well. “We do see a large Latino population here, but I think the problem with obesity is apparent in all cultures,” Riewerts said. “And the reality is that an increase in obesity means an increase in health problems like liver disease and diabetes.” In September, a version of the pyramid aimed at children was launched, and materials have also been translated into Braille. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want 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

KCCA FC in Bukedi minus star strikers

first_img Tags: KCCA FCUganda Cup KCCA arrived in Bukedi on Thursday(Photos by Agencies)FUFA Uganda Cup Final 2018Vipers SC vs KCCA FCEmokori Play Ground, BukediSaturday, 09-06-2018 @04:00pmKCCA FC arrived Thursday night in Bukedi ahead of their Uganda Cup finals match against Vipers SC this Saturday.The Kasasiro Boys who eliminated lower division side Synergy will be fancying their chances of winning a second consecutive Uganda Cup crown after defeating Paidha Black Angles 2-0 in the 2017 final.Speaking this morning, KCCA FC PR, Magero Moses talked about the clubs activities in Bukedi since yesterday.“We arrived in Bukedi yesterday safe and sound, this is where we are going to play the final of the Uganda Cup on Saturday, said Magero.“Upon arrival, we had a light training session that lasted for about an hour at the Emokori playground from around 06:00pm to 7.“On Friday, the team will conduct its last training from 11am to 01:00pm.“The team is being accommodated at Mbale Resort hotel where they will stay until after the end of the match, continued Magero.On the situation regarding the players, Magero had this to say.“All the players are currently in good shape with no injuries to report about.KCCA travelled with only 18 players with some notable names missing, including the striking duo of Muhammad Shaban and Derrick Nsibambi.Shaban Muhammad is not part of the team in BukediShaban has had consistent issues with head coach Mike Mutebi recently, ones that saw him miss the last three games of the Uganda Premier League season.For Nsibambi, he has been dropped days after completing his move to Egyptian side Smouha SC for which he will play for the next three years. It is believed that Mutebi is not sure about his mental state going into Saturday’s game.The other players missing on the list include left back Mustapha Kizza and injured midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba.KCCA will be hoping they win a record equaling 10th Uganda Cup on Saturday.With nine triumphs already, they seat one behind record winners Express FC.KCCA FC has only ever won it once, twice in a row and you would have to go back to 1980 for the one time they ever defended their crown.KCCA are the defending champions of the Uganda CupKCCA FC team that traveled to Bukedi:Goalkeepers:Tomas Ikara, Charles Lukwago, Jamil Maliyamungu.Defenders:Filbert Obenchan, Denis Okot, Paul Musamali, Ssenjobe Eric, Timothy Awanyi, Habib Kavuma.Midfielders:Isaac Kirabira, Jackson Nunda, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Wamana Ibrahim, Paul Mucureezi, Julius Poloto, Solomon Okwalinga.Forwards:Patrick Kaddu, Allan Okello.Comments last_img read more

Wait no longer: How Donegal patients can get more immediate cross border care

first_imgThousands of people on waiting lists for treatment in Donegal are being reminded that they may be eligible to go to Northern Ireland under an EU Cross Border directive.The ‘well kept secret’, as described by Marian Harkin MEP, means that in and out-patients currently on hospital waiting lists can travel cross border to access more immediate hospital treatments.The HSE is obliged to fund the treatments which are already available in the Republic but have lengthy waiting lists. What this means is that if you are entitled to public health services here in Ireland which are not contrary to Irish legislation, you may opt to access those services in another EU/EEA member state.This Cross Border healthcare initiative means that Donegal patients can travel to hospitals as close as Co. Derry. The North West Independent Hospital in Ballykelly is one such hospital that provides services covered by the provisions of the CBD.North West Independent Hospital BallykellyThe long-established private hospital offers advanced surgical and medical facilities and highly qualified and professional staff which provide tests, scans and investigations, treatment and surgical expertise and specialist outpatient clinics for Donegal patients.The North West Independent Hospital has 48 beds and family rooms available for paediatric patients. Patients at NWIH experience a restful and friendly atmosphere in a rural setting while being looked after by caring professionals. North West Independent Hospital BallykellyThe NWIH hospital encourages the thousands of people on waiting lists in the Republic of Ireland to view their treatment list – which includes ENT, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology and more. View the full treatment directory here. www.nwih.co.uk/treatment-directory“For those who have been, and will continue to be, on lengthy waiting lists the Cross Border Health Directive affords a significantly better opportunity for treatment by healthcare experts with consequent enhancement of their well being and quality of life”, said Marian Harkin MEP on the implementation of the directive.The scheme required patients to initially fund their travel expenses, and payment for treatment, but the HSE was committed to paying for the treatment on receipt of the invoice, she said.There are certain rules and regulations, but nothing excessive, and member states have a duty under EU law to facilitate patients who apply, she added.For professional advice on treatments and eligibility, contact the North West Independent Hospital on 048 777 63090 or visit www.nwih.co.uk For further queries contact 048 777 23504 and for appointments e-mail: appointments@nwih.co.ukContact the HSE Helpline: 056-7784546 to gain authorization for treatments.For information about accessing healthcare under the CBD: www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/cbd/acchealthcareabroad/Accessing_Healthcare_Abroad_under_CBD.htmlSponsored Post Wait no longer: How Donegal patients can get more immediate cross border care was last modified: October 17th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:healthMedicalNorth West Independent Hospitallast_img read more

Chelsea v Man City: Costa back, Terry out

first_imgChelsea make a number of changes for the game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, with Diego Costa and keeper Thibaut Courtois among those coming back into the starting line-up.Costa is available again after suspension and leads the attack, while Willian also returns to the side. Skipper John Terry is out.City, meanwhile, are without Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling. Kevin De Bruyne plays against his former club.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro; Costa.Subs: Begovic, Miazga, Matic, Kenedy, Traore, Pato, Falcao.Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Mangala, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Navas, De Bruyne, Nasri, Aguero.Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Fernando, Delph, Bony, Kelechi.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QPR fans on Twitter react to Holloway’s comments

first_imgA number of QPR fans on Twitter have backed Ian Holloway after the manager hit out at those who booed Karl Henry.The midfielder was barracked as he waited to come on as a substitute during Thursday’s 2-1 defeat against his former club Wolves.Holloway made his unhappiness at the reaction clear – and many Rangers supporters feel he was right to speak out.Fair enough but it’s been a good few years of frustration that won’t just go away overnight. Hope he can get everything clicking. https://t.co/JP77XiE1iq— Ben Tew (@Ben_Tew) December 2, 2016Well said Olly. Fans need to be 100% behind the team! https://t.co/tYUVTyB6h6— Jordan’s Cousin (@Undeliverable8) December 2, 2016Absolutely spot on from Ollie. Can not stand out fans who boo a player and then chant “loyal supports”. Do me a favour #QPR https://t.co/RUQ2sqpzLy— Will Hampshire (@hampshiremoment) December 2, 2016@WestLondonSport Some brilliant quotes there, LR has become toxic due to a spoilt fan base.— Jack (@JackM_QPR) December 2, 2016I agree with his comments #QPR https://t.co/bX6KLU2cO2— Sam (@CheryMaestro) December 2, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more