UST, still learning, shoots for 4th win; NU eyes first victory

first_imgRobredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Terrific 12: TNT falls to Lance Stephenson, Liaoning in tight game LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhile University of Santo Tomas tries to perfect a game plan built around the three-point shot, National U hopes to simply get over the hump after three heartbreaking losses.The Tigers shoot for a fourth win in five games that will keep them nipping at the heels of unbeaten leader Ateneo when it battles the up-and-down Adamson Falcons on Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View comments But Kurt Lojera nailed the winning jumper with 14.9 seconds that gave the Archers an 83-82 victory, Lenda Douanga nailed a triple at the buzzer to seal an 84-83 Falcons triumph, and Soulemane Chabi Yo pounced on an early celebration by NU to hit a tying basket with 2.5 seconds remaining that paved the way for the Tigers’ 87-74 win.NU has played in two overtime matches out of three games thus far this season. In regulation so far this season, opponents have outscored the Bulldogs by just a single point, 227-226, in three games combined. In overtime, NU has been outscored 27-13 in two games, including a 17-4 drubbing at the hands of UST in a match where the Bulldgos celebrated too early after taking the lead in the final 6.5 seconds, allowing UST to pounce on a napping defense to force the extra period.“You just learn from your mistakes, we were just too overwhelmed with the situation,” said NU coach Jamike Jarin after the loss to the UST.The Bulldogs hope to rebound against the Maroons when both squads face off at 10:30 a.m., after which UST takes on Adamson. Far Eastern U battles La Salle at 4 p.m.The Tigers have been feasting from beyond the arc thus far this season, although Ayo says this is the inadvertent reward of his team’s consistent probing for holes in the opponent’s defense.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruptioncenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption And coach Aldin Ayo hopes that the players, despite meeting early success in UAAP Season 82’s men’s basketball tournament, will continue buying into a system that seems predicated on the three-pointer.“We’re still in a learning process,” Ayo said of his Tigers. “We need to keep learning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Facing last year’s finalist University of the Philippines, the Bulldogs are eyeing a less rosy goal. NU is looking to finally go over the hump and end a slump that easily could have been a winning streak had it gotten key breaks along the way.National U had the lead in the last 15 seconds of the game against La Salle, in the final 1.4 seconds against Adamson and in the last 6.5 seconds against UST. In three wins this season, UST has a 12-4 edge in three-pointers made per game, outscoring opponents from beyond the arc, 36-12, each time out. In their lone loss, a 71-70 defeat to league-leader Ateneo, the Tigers were outscored with the three-ball, 30-27.In three wins, UST held opponent to just 17.1-percent three-point shooting. The Blue Eagles made 26.3 percent of their treys against the Tigers.UST’s penchant for the run-and-gun game, however, seems to have taken its toll on its players, with Ayo worried about his team’s energy going into the Adamson match.“Against Adamson, our main concern is how to recover physically,” Ayo said after the win over NU. “Chabi [Chabi Yo] played 39 minutes [against NU] and Mark [Nonoy] even had cramps. So our priority is recovery first and then we prepare against Adamson.”“Adamson has a system in place and no matter how many new players it has, the system is always there,” added Ayo.The Falcons, however, have had a roller-coaster campaign thus far, beating NU and University of the East and losing to Ateneo and UP. Against UP, the Falcons trailed early, zoomed to a huge lead and then lost the game in the end on free throws by Bright Akhuetie.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Alleged car thief on bail

first_imgA Berbice man accused of stealing a Police Officer’s car was granted ,000 bail by city Magistrate Dylan Bess.Kamesh Bowen, 20, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 25, 2016, at Georgetown, he stole one motor car valued $1,100,000, property of Andy Beckam.Bowen told the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts he found the car with the key in the ignition and decided to enter it. He also said he thought the vehicle was ‘old’ and unused, since it was rare for people in Guyana to leave their car in such a manner.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the man had no fixed place of abode and, as such, he may pose a flight risk.Magistrate Bess, however, took into consideration Bowen’s not guilty plea and granted him bail after he told the Court he originally came from Berbice and provided the Court with his home address.The matter will continue on June 15.last_img read more

Chairperson calls for unity to crush economic, developmental woes

first_imgCOTED 43rd confabThe numerous challenges facing the Caribbean Community (Caricom) could be addressed, if only countries would come together as a unit; strengthening relationships and achieving economic growth.Participants at COTED’s 43rd confabThis was the sentiment expressed by Chair of Caricom’s Council of Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and Minister of Trade and Industry of Suriname, Sieglien Burleson, as she delivered remarks at the opening ceremony of the organisation’s 43rd Meeting, held Thursday at the Ramada Princess Hotel, Guyana.The opening saw a gathering of Caribbean ministers with responsibility for trade.Burleson said the Caribbean region continues to face many challenges, and as such, it needs to enhance productivity and sustainable growth since these challenges raise many questions regarding the Region’s ability to transform its economic base.“The time has come for us as a council responsible for trade and economic development, to really bring trade and economic development to the region through strong institutions and partnering with the private sector”, Burleson said.According to the COTED Chair, since the establishment of the CSME, the goal has been to achieve regional integration and economic growth within the community.“It is my opinion that now is the time for us as a community to work together to strengthen our relationships and achieve economic growth for everyone in the region. We cannot afford to have issues like refusal of market taxes, burdensome administrative procedures in place between each other. Let us work together to achieve the bigger goal.”She pointed to other important issues on the table which will support growth and development and urged that decisions must be taken to determine the way forward.Issues affecting CaricomShe said the world’s economy is experiencing difficulties- issues that are also affecting Caricom.“The Caricom is also affected by those developments, new regional developments that are on the agenda for deliberation that definitely will have a big impact on what we are doing. To face this, the time is now, more than ever, that our institutions are strengthened; as well as we work together to tackle this. We have a lot of hard work ahead, while we strive to deliver in these two days,” the Chair said.Also addressing the confab was Joseph Cox, Caricom’s Assistant Secretary General for Trade and Economic Development.Cox cautioned that the agenda before them was huge. He said although most of the items would not be new, they all require intense consideration, given that they are all matters that are crucial to the effective functioning of the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME).“The matters before you are wide-ranging in both content and scope, and your discourse will inform the CSME review that was mandated by our Heads of Government and which will be tabled at their intercessional meeting in February”, he informed the COTED confab.Speaking on the external trade front, Cox said trade agreements with Cuba and the Dominican Republic, as well as responses to the decision by the United Kingdom to exit the European Union, require the full attention of the attendees.“The COTED will also be asked to approve a range of quality standards for goods and service providers. A roadmap for a Caribbean Regulatory System for Medicines, and intersectoral action against non-communicable diseases, are two health matters that we must consider at this meeting”.He continued: “Honourable Ministers, each item on the agenda of this meeting is of profound importance to our Community. Our people are anxious for us to succeed and have therefore been clamouring for faster decision-making and implementation of our commitments.”Cox said that in a fairly short time-frame, there has been a significant shift in attitudes to trade. He said there has been a marked tendency among some political forces in other parts of the world to point the finger of blame at the free interchange of goods, services and persons for any number of economic or social ills that may affect their societies.“I say this because we — as the longest-standing integration movement among developing countries — should not consider ourselves immune to such tendencies. So, our work is cut out for us, and our task is to ensure that all our actions are pragmatic and strategic, and all the structures that we create are economically prudent and responsive to the wishes of the people of the Community. We must continue to build a robust trade and economic environment in which innovation is encouraged, and where benefits are distributed equitably. If we can do this, we will have created a durable vehicle for our growth and development”, Cox said.The meeting will come to an end today.last_img read more

FIFA world rankings: Wales up to eighth, England remain in tenth

first_img Gareth Bale 1 Wales have continued their rise up the FIFA world rankings.Chris Coleman’s side, having enjoyed an unbeaten European Championship qualification campaign to date, are now rated as the eighth best team in world football.They are just one place behind Brazil in the rankings and two ahead of England, who remain 10th.Wales’ rise comes on the back of an impressive Euro qualifying campaign which has left them needing just one point from their final two games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Andorra to qualify for next summer’s finals.England, meanwhile, have already qualified from their group having won all ten of their games so far.Latest FIFA world rankings:1 Argentina 2 Belgium 3 Germany4 Portugal 5 Colombia 6 Spain 7 Brazil8 Wales9 Chile10 Englandlast_img read more

DEAL OFF? Stoke City’s £3m Marc Muniesa valuation too much for Real Betis

first_img Marc Muniesa celebrates scoring for the Potters this season 1 Real Betis have baulked at Stoke City’s £3million asking price for Marc Muniesa.The defender has struggled to make an impact under Mark Hughes this season, making just five Premier League appearances.Real Betis have, as a result, expressed an interest in bringing the Barcelona academy graduate back to Spain during the current transfer window.But, according to Mundo Deportivo, Betis have been put off by Stoke’s valuation.The Potters reportedly want £3m for the 24-year-old but that is out of the Spanish club’s price range.Betis are hoping Muniesa’s transfer fee can be negotiated down but as of yet they have not been given any hope by Stoke.last_img

Watch: Glenfin boss Mark McGinty on ‘a game we left behind’

first_imgTHERE were mixed emotions from Mark McGinty after Glenfin’s stalemate with Glenswilly on Sunday.Glenfin let a four-point lead slip over the closing 12 minutes as Glenswilly marched back to claim a scarcely-deserved draw at Pairc Taobhoige.“I feel that it’s a game that we left behind us,” McGinty told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub. “We were four up and could have been more ahead. They’re fine margins in games like this.“Before the game, we asked the boys to leave nothing behind, give all for the cause and empty the bodies. The boys all done that and you can ask no more.”Ciaran Brady’s goal in the first half gave Glenfin a kick, but Brady’s dismissal on a straight red card came as a hammer blow to the An Gaeltacht Lár men, who face Milford at Moyle View on Saturday.McGinty said: “We have a massive game now against Milford. They have six good forwards. It’ll be tough. Hopefully we can push on from this.” Watch the full interview below …Watch: Glenfin boss Mark McGinty on ‘a game we left behind’ was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCCiaran BradyglenfinglenswillyMark McGintyMichael Murphylast_img read more

Watch: Michael Murphy and Glenswilly do Donegal proud on RTE’s Toughest Trade

first_imgAs adverts for sport and life in Donegal go, RTE’s Toughest Trade featuring Michael Murphy and Glenswilly GAA Club has given the county a huge boost.It may have looked a little chilly in the hills of Donegal, but the sports-swap television documentary left viewers with a warm view of our stunning county.Rugby star Shane Williams was given a tremendous welcome to our county as he mixed with locals who genuinely welcomed him into their hearts. The show included superb snapshots of all our stunning county has to offer including Glenveagh National Park as well as a trip to Glenswilly National School and a frozen night in Convoy!But don’t worry if you missed tonight’s television show.Simply click on the video below to see how Shane got on here and how Michael got on kissing French rugby players and eating man-sized steaks!Watch: Michael Murphy and Glenswilly do Donegal proud on RTE’s Toughest Trade was last modified: March 2nd, 2017 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:donegalMichael MurphyRTEToughest Tradelast_img read more

A Team of 1,000 Major Brands are Fighting Back against Online Counterfeits

first_imgIf you type “Gucci Bag” into Amazon’s search bar, you can see a selection of handbags that look an awful lot like what you might find at a Gucci store, but at $40 or less. Some are adorned with bees and beetles, which Gucci is famous for. One features Gucci’s interlocked double G logo. Of course, if you take a closer look, you’ll realize they’re fakes. One bag has misspelled the name: Gugci. And the bags are made of plastic, rather than leather.Counterfeiting is so rampant on the site that it can be hard to tell what is real and what is fake. If you’re looking for a more modestly priced bag, for instance, like one by Kate Spade, you can’t tell whether an $80 cross-body tote is the real deal or a knockoff.When I reached out to Amazon, a spokesperson said, “Amazon strictly prohibits the sale of counterfeit products. We invest heavily in prevention and take proactive steps to drive counterfeits in our stores to zero. In 2018 alone, we invested over $400 million in personnel and tools built on machine learning and data science to protect our customers from fraud and abuse in our stores.” The spokesperson added that the company stopped a million suspected bad actors from opening Amazon selling accounts and blocked more than 3 billion suspected bad listings.- Sponsor – But these measures may not be enough, at least according to many brands whose products have been counterfeited and posted on Amazon. And from a quick search of the Amazon website, it’s easy to see why… Fast Company Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Pioli: ‘Milan are better than this’

first_imgStefano Pioli said Milan “have to be realistic” about their lack of quality and focus more on determination against SPAL. “We’re better than our recent performances.” It kicks off on Thursday at 20.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. “We have to be realistic and admit this is not a positive moment for us, but we are better than what we showed on Sunday,” said the coach in his press conference, referring to that 2-1 defeat at Roma. The tactician replaced Marco Giampaolo, but has so far managed only one point in his two games, having drawn 2-2 at home to Lecce. It has been noted that after just nine rounds, Milan are within three points of the relegation zone, yet already seven adrift of the Champions League places. “We mustn’t put the cart before the horse, there’s time to improve our standings and I want people who are fired up, motivated and want to prove themselves. If we are in this position, it means we’ve made mistakes. I need to see players who won’t hold back. “It’s important to take it one game at a time, with the right battling spirit. We might not be the best team in terms of quality, but at least we want to be the best when it comes to spirit and determination. “If anyone has fears, it’s time to put them to one side. There is much to be done, but if we believe in ourselves, then anything is possible.” There were reports Suso would be dropped following poor form, but now the rumours suggest he’ll make his 18th consecutive start in a Rossoneri jersey. “I have no doubts on Suso’s quality, but it’s wrong to blame all Milan’s difficulties on just one player. Everyone must give more,” assured Pioli. “We want to build out from the back, but the problem against Roma was the lack of movement, which meant we had few passing options open for teammates. We need to be more concentrated and make the right choice at the right time. “The fans are not stupid, they can tell when a team is playing with the right spirit and effort. It’s up to us to get the fans on our side. Playing good football represents an advantage, but if there’s a characteristic we need in these next few games, it’s spirit.” Mattia Caldara and Ricardo Rodriguez are out injured, but Pioli confirmed Jack Bonaventura is back in the squad, while Ismael Bennacer is tipped to replace Lucas Biglia in midfield. “I will change some things from the Roma game and Bennacer is one of the options. Everyone needs to give more than they have so far, as we are better than the performances we’ve had so far.” Krzysztof Piatek is widely reported to be in the starting XI against SPAL, with Rafael Leao making way. “They are both centre-forwards with different characteristics. I chose Rafael against Roma and frankly expected more from him in that game. They could play together and it’s not a utopia, but I have to make the right choices at this moment for the team. “I’ve never been wedded to a single tactical system in my career, so anything is possible, it’s all about understanding the main characteristics of the squad and putting the strongest players in their best positions.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more