San Miguel opens PH Cup 4-peat bid with win over Phoenix

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMB put the game away thanks to an 18-4 blast that turned a close 85-80 lead to a decisive 103-84 lead with 2:41 to play.Reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo was unsurprisingly stellar once again, firing 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in the opening day win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlex Cabagnot also added 22 markers, four assists, and two boards, while Marcio Lassiter unloaded 10 of his 20 points in the fourth period as he shot 4-of-9 from threes.Chris Ross chimed in 16 markers, nine dimes, and six rebounds, while Arwind Santos got a double-double with his 14 points and 11 boards in the conquest. Young Taki Saito displays grace in first appearance as PBA muse MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith a fourth straight all-Filipino title in mind, San Miguel opened its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign with a gritty 104-96 victory over Phoenix Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Proving why they have been the benchmark in the first conference over the past three seasons, the Beermen drew huge contributions from their fancied starting five all game long.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Anticipating a tough season ahead of it, San Miguel coach Leo Austria’s expectations were met as Phoenix refused to give up even if it took a lead as high as 19, with the Fuel Masters relentless in their pursuit of chipping away the lead.Luckily for Beermen, their experience prevailed in the end to hold off the Fuel Masters.“The first win is always really hard, especially for our team. Everybody prepares hard for us, but fortunately, all of our starters scored in double figures,” he said.Jeff Chan paced Phoenix with 18 points on a 4-of-5 clip from threes, while Matthew Wright got 12 markers but shit 4-of-17 from the field in the loss.The Fuel Masters also failed to give coach Louie Alas a victory in his PBA head coaching return.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 104 — Fajardo 23, Cabagnot 22, Lassiter 20, Ross 16, Santos 14, Pessumal 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, Agovida 0, Heruela 0, Lanete 0, Mabulac 0, Mamaril 0, Vigil 0.PHOENIX 96 — Chan 18, Wright 12, Alolino 11, Chua 11, Wilson 11, Dehesa 8, Kramer 6, Jazul 4, Eriobu 2, Intal 2, Revilla 1.Quarters: 23-18, 47-37, 79-68, 104-96.Sports Related VideosRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Bag snatching lands man in jail

first_imgA man who allegedly snatched and made off with a woman’s purse as she was walking in Campbellville, Georgetown found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly.Shawn Gonsalves was made to answer to the larceny charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He denied that on January 23, at Campbellville, he robbed Abigail Eric of her handbag which contained her spectacles, chain pendant, and other items valued $294,000.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made a petition for bail to be denied on the grounds that similar charges were soon to be laid against Gonsalves.He also revealed that Gonsalves gave a statement to Police confessing to some of the offences.As such, the defendant was remanded to prison. The case will continue on February 16.last_img read more

MoE sponsors 4 schools for annual children costume Parade 2019

first_imgAt least four schools have received sponsorship to ensure their participation in the Education Ministry’s Children’s Mashramani Costume and Float Parade 2019.The schools that are sure to participate in the parade billed for February 16, 2019, are Tucville Primary and Secondary Schools, St Margaret’s Primary School and St Winifred’s Secondary school.To make the participation of the schools a reality, teachers from the four schools received materials to assist their schools in preparation for the event.The materials are to be used for the creation of costumes even as the Unit ofAdministrator of the Unit of Allied Arts, Lorraine Barker-King and teachers of the four schools at the handing over ceremonyAllied Arts will also be financing the construction of the costumes.Further, the unit has undertaken the provision of needed transportation for the students’ participation from the four schools. The total sponsorship for the four schools has been valued at an overall cost of about $500,000.Handing over the items yesterday was Administrator of the Unit of Allied Arts Lorraine Barker-King who described the gesture as a tradition to select and support some schools annually.She said, “These schools are selected on the basis of their willingness to participate but their inability to do so because of various reasons”.Among the items handed-over were shimmering materials, glue guns and glue, pompoms as well as face masks etc.According to Barker-King, the idea is to foster a more collaborative approach that encourages the involvement of parents at home, the students and teachers at schools and the community as these stakeholders will all be relied upon to lend their creative abilities towards costume construction.Explaining further, Barker-King said, “The Unit normally offers support to schools which do not normally participate and this serves as an enabler because we [the Unit] believe that children should be allowed to be children while socialising through the creative arts as well as fostering creativity.”Meanwhile, the Allied Arts Administrator has informed that planning is in its advanced stages to ensure the successful hosting of the Annual Regional and National Children’s Mashramani activities which will see the regional competitions beginning from as early as January 22 in Region three (3).In addition to the staging of the regional activities, the winners from the eleven education districts will all converge in Georgetown to contest for top honours and bragging rights for the national finals which are slated for staging at the National Cultural Centre from February 14-15, 2019.The categories include dance and masquerade, calypso singing and dramatic poetry presentations. Addressing the subject of sponsorship aside from the traditional sponsors, several other corporate citizens have signaled their interests in sponsoring the various events in support of the nation’s youths.Mashramani 2019 is being celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating 49 with victory in mind – re-discovering Eldorado.”For 2019 it is projected that more than 7000 children, drawn from all eleven education districts, will participate in the regional and national children’s Mashramani activities representing public and private schools as well as children’s organisations.last_img read more

Three Free kids Learn to Fish classes at local Provincial Parks

first_imgPEACE REGION, B.C. – There will be three, free kids learn to fish classes being held at Swan Lake, Charlie Lake and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park.Hosted by the Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC, these 2-hour hands-on class are for kids aged 5 – 15 years with parent supervision.Friday, July 19th, 2019 Swan Lake Provincial Park 5:50 pm to 7:30 pmMeet at the picnic shelter- Advertisement -Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Charlie Lake, Beatton Provincial Park 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSunday, July 21st, 2019 Gwillim Lake Provincial Park 10:00 am – 12:00 pmMeet at the boat launchDuring this class, kids will learn the basics of freshwater fishing. This is an opportunity to understand hatchery roles, fish identification, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing.Advertisement Luhr Jensen fishing rods providedFree Program; no registration requiredPrograms run rain or shineThe program coordinators share being on time is important. The introductory information on fishing techniques and ethics are key to your participation in the hands-on fishing portion.The coordinators also share they reserve the right to deny entry to those arriving after the program has started.To view more on Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC; CLICK HEREFor more information; visit.summerland@gofishbc.comAdvertisementlast_img read more

How Put has started changing Harambee Stars

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach paul Put watches from the sidelines as Harambee Stars kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21- Charles Comiskey, a renowned American Major Baseball League player, manager and team owner once said; “It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir.”Paul Put, the Harambee Stars new coach seems to have taken this kind of advice and implemented it straight on having been handed the national team job at the end of November. In his first assignment with the team, Put led the country to its seventh CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title and what was more imposing of the victory is the resilience and difference in approach the team showed.Capital Sport has learnt that the tactician has started by making minor changes in the team including diet, sleeping patterns and recovery.Biggest of them all is diet; the Belgian absolutely is not a fan of processed and fatty foods and ensures the players eat according to his requirement.“When he came in, all our fat levels were measured. Only one player had the right levels. Most of us were way beyond it. In camp now, most food is boiled or cooked with very little fat. Sausages, too many eggs, margarine.. those are now foreign things to us,” one of the players told Capital Sport.Harambee Stars players walk around the Bukhungu Stadium before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe also added that the coach will call them up again after the festivities and their body fat levels will be measured again.“We are going for Christmas but no fun in food. We will be on our boiled food. I can’t even dare eat what is not required because the coach is very serious. We have to get it right,”“The first few days we were complaining in low tones but after two days, we got used to it. He is very professional and particular with everything. If it is time to sleep it is time to sleep. If it is decided that today all of us are wearing green shirts, you have to wear a green shirt! He also discourages us from over-using our phones especially outside the room,” the player further intimates.The Belgian is also very particular with the recovery of the players; he wants them to have enough rest since he has insisted, the best game tomorrow depends on how you rest today.For the first time, the coach has also introduced ice baths after every game.“The doc comes round every evening, knocks and asks people to come out for the ice baths. Woe unto you if you don’t go. He checks the list himself. It has really worked for us by the way because after that you feel so refreshed,” another player adds.The tactician’s motivation methods have also been hailed by the players especially in two crucial games; the semi-final match against Burundi in Kisumu and the final in Machakos against Zanzibar.Harambee Stars players before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAgainst Burundi especially the players underperformed in the first half. It is said that the coach was red with fury.“It is the first time we have seen him angry. He came and told us the team that just played was not his team. It was not the team he had trained and prepared. When he cooled down he motivated us, told us to go play for ourselves. He told us “Go play for your mothers, they carried you for nine months and deserve the best,” another player attests.Skipper Musa Mohammed has admitted that the coach has brought in a lot of positive change which he hopes will push them to qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations.“It is not that coach Stanley was not doing it but coach Put has come in with more emphasis and he has really pushed us in those two weeks. The change has been seen and this is a good start for us. Next up is AFCON and we are confident we can attain that target,” Mohammed noted.Meanwhile, the tactician has said all players including the foreign based legion will start from the same level when he calls them up for the first assignment together, preferably during the FIFA window in March.Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng and defender Jockins Atudo fly in for a header during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe coach says he will give an equal chance to all players and no one will be above the other.“Everyone starts from the same level,” the coach said.He has also hailed the improvement of the players over the two weeks and says it sets him up perfectly ahead of the AFCON qualifiers.“I came one week before the tournament and the progress of the boys is unbelievable. We have to see the positives and for the negatives, leave them to me, I will work on them. I will prepare the team to qualify for AFCON,” says Put who led Burkina Faso to their first ever Cup of Nations final.The coach has also asked the fans to rally behind the team as they look to achieve the 2019 feat, expressing delight with the government coming on board with enormous support.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Five talking points from Serie A

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo slips towards the goal after missing a chance to score hist first goal for Juventus against Lazio. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEMILAN, Italy, Aug 27 – Seven-time reigning champions Juventus beat Lazio 2-0 and last season’s runners-up Napoli came from two goals down to edge AC Milan 3-2 as the Italian league favourites both continued their perfect start to the season with a maximum six points after two games.Here are five talking points from the Italian Serie A league this weekend: – Ronaldo close range miss –Cristiano Ronaldo frustrated after close range miss. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOCristiano Ronaldo showed his frustration as he missed a chance to score his first goal for Juventus on his debut at Turin’s Allianz Stadium.The former Real Madrid superstar looked certain to open his Serie A account in the 75th minute when a cross came from fellow Portuguese Joao Cancelo and the 33-year-old had the whole goal to aim for.But the ball bounced off Ronaldo’s feet with Croatian Mario Mandzukic just behind to tap into an empty net, to give the champions a 2-0 win after Miralem Pjanic had also scored.Ronaldo threw his hands in the air in disbelief, before turning to Mandzukic to celebrate.“Everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble lad,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.– Milan clubs suffer meltdowns –Coach Luciano Spalletti furious at Inter Milan meltdown. © AFP / Miguel MEDINABoth Milan clubs have made stuttering starts to the season despite being active on the transfer market this summer. Each threw away two-goal leads at the weekend.Gennaro Gattuso’s AC Milan lost 3-2 to Napoli, coached by his former boss Carlo Ancelotti, in their season opener and Inter were 2-2 by Torino in the San Siro, leaving Luciano Spalletti’s side with just one point from two games.Goals from Torino’s Andrea Belotti and Soualiho Meite cancelled out first-half strikes from Inter’s Croatian World Cup finalist Ivan Perisic and Stefan De Vrij.“These moments have characterised Inter in recent years,” said Spalletti, whose side have returned to the Champions League this season.“We are a team that should be fighting at the top together with four or five other sides. However, to remain at a certain level then we have to build a specific type of mentality.”Milan, meanwhile, whose first game against Genoa was postponed, remain without a point and are off the foot of the table only on goal difference.– Zielinski stars for Napoli –Napoli’s Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski bagged a brace against AC Milan. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIPolish midfielder Piotr Zielinski scored twice before Dries Mertens came off the bench to grab the winner as Napoli rallied from 2-0 down to beat visiting AC Milan 3-2.Napoli are reportedly ready to offer Zielinski an improved contract extension until 2023. The 24-year-old has a 65 million euros ($75 million) release clause.“Piotr is a top-quality player,” said Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti. “He just needs to be a little less shy. I need to fire him up and give him belief because he’s got talent to burn.”– Higuain pegged back on AC Milan debut –“A vital player” – AC Milan coach praises Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIAC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso chastised his side for failing to utilise Argentine goal machine Gonzalo Higuain.“We didn’t feed him, he didn’t have chances to score,” blasted Gattuso. “When he touches the ball he always provides quality. Higuain is a vital player for us, we must improve and put him in the best conditions to score goals.”The on-loan 30-year-old forward scored 16 league goals for Juventus last season before making way for Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, having scored 91 times in 146 matches for Napoli between 2013 and 2016.– That’s my boy –“That’s my boy” – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone watched as son Giovanni scored for Italian club Fiorentina. © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSAtletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was watching from the stands as son Giovanni scored the final goal for Fiorentina, who kicked off their campaign with a 6-1 rout of Chievo.The Tuscans opening match against Sampdoria was postponed because of the Genoa bridge disaster, but they inflicted a second defeat on The Flying Donkeys who also lost the previous week to Juventus.Argentine Simeone, 23, has scored 15 Serie A goals for Fiorentina since joining from Genoa last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Alleviate compaction to reduce yield losses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. As a result of the wet spring weather there was a great deal of variability in corn and soybean fields in 2015. Early rainy weather caused wet soil conditions early in the growing season, flooded areas of fields, and resulted in fields that had to be replanted.Although in many cases the saturated soil conditions stunted crop growth, in some cases compaction is to blame. Field work this spring when soils were too wet or “marginal” created yield-limiting shallow compaction, smearing of the seed furrow, etc.In the 2012-01 issue of the C.O.R.N. Newsletter Randall Reader and Alan Sundermeier state that “Years of OSU Extension research on Hoytville silty clay loam showed that through compaction, 10% to 15% of the potential crop yield was being left in the field.”Horizontal root development and poor root development in general are indications of soil compaction. Sidewall compaction (affecting the corn plant pictured above) greatly limited root growth in some fields this year. Crop growth problems above ground such as stunting or Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans can also be clues that compaction exists. In areas of fields where these symptoms existed this year, growers should determine if they have compaction and alleviate it when soil conditions allow for field work this fall or next spring.last_img read more

Survey for Tripura rail line gets nod

first_imgThe Ministry of Railways sanctioned a proposal to conduct a survey to connect Belonia in south Tripura through an alternative route from Dharmanagar in north Tripura. It also approved a fund of ₹43 lakh towards expenditure involved in the survey, and research issues.The Office of the General Manager, Construction, of the Northeastern Frontier Railway (NFR), with its headquarters in Maligaon received the sanctioned letters from the Ministry and Railway Board, a railway official said in Agartala on Friday. The 170-km proposed route would cover Dharmanagar, Pecharthal, Kamalpur, Khowai, Agartala and Belonia.last_img read more

Import Kayel Locke off to frustrating start with Rain or Shine

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Kayel Locke had an uneventful debut for Rain or Shine in the PBA Governors’ Cup that ended in a frustrating 69-68 loss Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT From disallowed field goals to adjusting to the league’s physicality, Locke struggled in his opener as did the Elasto Painters, who didn’t make a single basket in the first quarter.Rain or Shine went 0-of-16 in the opening frame and Locke had two of his potential three-point plays ruled as charging fouls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own man“It was hard, it was tough, I think that we got a couple of bad calls,” said Locke. “We didn’t move the ball as well as we could’ve and when things are not going your way it’s hard to get over that hump.”Locke finished with 13 points, on 5-of-15 shooting, and nine rebounds but he turned the ball over six times and was called with four fouls. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite the early misses, the Elasto Painters found a way to give the defending champions a run for their money in the second half.Rain or Shine ended the third quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 52-47 lead heading into the fourth.“I think midway through the second half, we found a little bit of rhythm and the guys started to play well,” said Locke who had 11 points in the last two quarters. “I think we played good defense tonight but at the end of the day we just got to keep getting better on practice.”ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerscenter_img Becoming his own man MOST READ Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Spanish hurdler hails cab to track, earns bronze on appeal This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View commentslast_img read more