Ravena says loss to Adamson gave Ateneo ‘another challenge’ in UAAP Season 81

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But the early setback, somehow, gave the Blue Eagles a reality check that the road to the championship won’t be as smooth as most people believe it would be for Ateneo, which turned heads in the offseason that included a Filoil preseason title, training camp in Greece and a fourth-place finish in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan.READ: Ateneo ends impressive Jones Cup stint in 4th placeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Their impressive offseason work put the Blue Eagles in an all too different altitude than the Soaring Falcons and Thirdy Ravena said the loss kept Ateneo grounded.“This game put us back to the ground in terms of preparation and I’m not saying this in a cocky way but Adamson gave us another challenge for this season,” Ravena, who finished with seven points and three rebounds, told reporters. Djokovic wins third US Open, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ateneo carried an immense amount of hype heading into the season after Far Eastern University coach Olsen Racela said he’d be “surprised” if the Eagles won’t sweep the elimination round.READ: Racela says he’ll be surprised if Ateneo loses a game in elimsAnd yet the Soaring Falcons were able to quash Racela’s claim in just the second day of the tournament.“Adamson really deserved to win, they came out really prepared and they deserve the credit and they deserve the win,” Ravena said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ateneo’s Thirdy Ravena celebrates after his putback dunk late in the game against Adamson in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonAteneo’s title defense started off in the wrong foot after losing its first game of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament against Adamson University, 74-70, on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Adamson holds on to stun AteneoADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

US$250,000 upgrade for CPCE

first_imgThe Government and the People’s Republic of China, on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will result in the upgrade and expansion of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) Science Laboratory and Information Technology Department.The MOU provides a $5million grant to the Education Ministry “to procure equipment and amenities to strengthen the science labs at CPCE,” Minister Nicolette Henry is quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information, during the signing ceremony at the ministry’s Brickdam office.She noted that this would facilitate the necessary upgrades that will allow the institution to deliver an effective science programme to its more than 1000 trainee teacher across the country.Minister Henry said the donation will add to the initiatives already undertaken by the Government to strengthen the capacity of the training college, noting that “education is and will remain a major focus of this government.” “When we speak about teachers training, we speak about it in the context of teacher’s preparation and support,” Minister Henry emphasised.Currently, there are 22 specialised science teachers undergoing training at the college. Permanent Secretary, Vibert Welch noted that the intention is to enhance the knowledge content and skills of these trainee teachers, so they can deliver quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects at both the secondary and primary school levels.He noted that with the discovery of oil and the potential concomitant job opportunities, there is an increasing need for new and innovative technologies which will translate into a highly skilled and competitive workforce. Hence, the need for both students and teachers to be exposed to the resources necessary to help them to be excellent drivers for a STEM-educated workforce.Meanwhile, Charge d’Affairs, Chinese Embassy, Chenqu Yang acknowledged the long-standing bilateral relationship between Guyana and China, especially in the area of education.Yang explained that the implementation process will be monitored by the Chinese Embassy and the Education Ministry.last_img read more

Child Advocacy Centre opens in Linden

first_img…to cater for victims of child sexual abuseThe Social Protection Ministry, through the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), has partnered with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), Blossom Inc and the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) to establish a “One Stop Centre” for vulnerable children in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice).Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell cutting the ribbon to open the Centre, assisted by LHC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Farouk Riyasat and officials gathered at the launchThe Centre is established for children who are victims of sexual abuse.It will provide support for interviewing and after-care services. Similar centres are earmarked to be established throughput the regions of Guyana, to bring relief to vulnerable children and their families.Situated in a space set aside at the LHC, the Centre was officially launched on Tuesday in the presence of numerous officials.Speaking at the simple ceremony, Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell expressed gratitude to the team, noting that it was a commendable effort.Deputy Director of Children Services, Fiona October, who also addressed the gathering, said that the process will have the involvement of other partners such as law enforcement, the prosecution and the health sector to record the child victim’s account of abuse.She said the process will require a forensic interviewer in a special room while the representatives from the key disciplines observe and listen to the interview in a different space.This will facilitate the child having to tell of the incident only once and thereafter commence the healing process and court support to see the case through the judicial system, October indicated.Regional Chairman Renis Morian congratulated the agencies as he encouraged them to move beyond a space, to establish a permanent building in the Region. Morian pointed out that some of the greatest crimes against children were committed in their homes, as he urged all to push to ensure children’s rights are protected.“We need to continue to push more to see more stringent laws enacted to protect our children. I love the space here and I want to encourage all working in this environment to really work assiduously to bring protection for our children…This is a good start, but I’m saying to the Ministry of Social Protection, the Regional Democratic Council, the hospital and every other agency represented here, we need to push the envelope beyond a space, we need a building…,” Morian emphasised.The space was officially declared open by the ceremonial cutting of a ribbon. (Utamu Belle)last_img read more

MOPI, GGMC team up to bring relief to commuters

first_imgLinden-Lethem road conditionThe condition of the road operators are forced to traverse in seeking their daily breadThe Public Infrastructure Ministry stated that it is working to put measures in place to address the deplorable state of the Linden to Lethem road which has been creating major challenges for residents and road users.In an invited comment to Guyana Times on the issue, the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, Krest Cummings, said that the Ministry’s Chief Hinterland Officer met with Guyana Geology and Mines Commission officials earlier in the week to collaborate on bringing a resolution to the issue.She said the Ministry acknowledged the hardships associated with the deplorable condition of the roads and as a result is working assiduously in bringing relief to commuters in the shortest possible time.Route 72 minibus operators have complained bitterly of the deteriorating condition of the trail which they are forced to use to transport passengers and goods as a means of earning their daily bread.They described the trail as a “death trap” and bashed the Public Infrastructure Ministry for paying zero interest in conducting long-term repairs to that trail which is the only access to those areas.The trail has been in a deteriorated state for years and worsens during the rainy seasons after which minor substandard repairs are done on certain patches and the problem continues to recur.Several minibus operators who ply the Mahdia to Georgetown route were forced to park their buses due to the deplorable condition of the only access road. The bus operators were forced to halt their services until the weather pattern and the state of the road improves. The road, according to the operators, is almost impassible as a result of the persistent heavy rainfalls.Meanwhile, other operators also expressed dissatisfaction with the Administration and called on the President to intervene. A bus operator on Wednesday took to social media calling on the President and Ministers responsible to intervene in order to bring a long-term solution to their plight.The operator, whose minibus was stuck on the trail for several hours on Wednesday morning, posted a video of the dilemma and blasted the Government for their clear lack of concern or interest in the citizens of this country.The man, (name withheld) lambasted Government for heavy taxes they are enforcing on citizens and questioned what is being done with the taxpayers’ monies. “What y’all doing with the taxpayers’ money? It is not right; this is an injustice to humanity for the Ministers to be enjoying the benefits of taxpayers’ money while the taxpayers suffering tremendously. There is no consideration for the people,” he argued.He urged the relevant authorities to seek new ways of tackling this issue and suggested that they offer contracts to small contractors giving them responsibility for sections of the road and holding them accountable for ensuring the job is done and maintained at a proper standard.The operator called on the Public Infrastructure and Communities Ministers to look into the situation urgently while calling on President David Granger to use his office to address the wrongdoings in those Ministries.last_img read more

Kruk Centre Open House

first_imgA public meeting is scheduled for 7 o’clock tonight at the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre in Dawson Creek.It will focus on the proposed design of the Calvin Kruk Centre, which is projected as the new downtown arts and culture home in Dawson Creek.The building is being designed to include a multi-purpose performance space…training space for multiple forms of dance and exercise…ceramic and textile studios…South Peace Historical Society Archive space…meeting rooms…a daycare facility…and, a coffee bar.- Advertisement -The objective is make real the vision of the former, cancer victim mayor, whose name it will bear.last_img

Emre Can signs four-year deal with Juventus

first_imgThe player completed his medical with the Italian champions in Turin on Thursday.When Can rejected the offer of a new contract from Liverpool earlier in the year there was speculation that he already planned to move to Juventus.Liverpool said earlier in June that Can was free to sign with another club.“Juventus will incur additional costs of 16 million euros ($18.5 million), to be paid over the next two financial years,” the Italian club said on their web site, though they did not specify how much of that was salary, how much was a signing bonus, and how much a payment to Can’s agent.The midfielder joined Liverpool from Bayer Leverkusen as a 19-year-old and scored 14 goals in 167 games for the club.His last appearance for the club was in the Champions League final against Real Madrid in May when he came off the bench in the 83rd minute, just seconds before Gareth Bale scored the final goal in Real’s 3-1 win.Can has played 20 times for Germany but his last appearance in the national squad was as an unused substitute in a friendly against Spain in March. He failed to make the World Cup squad.Liverpool have already signed Fabinho from Monaco for £43.7m ($62.3 million; 53.7 million euros) to strengthen their midfield.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus bound Emre Can scored three league goals for Liverpool last season, including one against West Ham at Anfield in February © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFROME, Italy, Jun 21 – German midfielder Emre Can has signed for Juventus on a four-year deal, the Turin club announced on Thursday.The 24-year-old spent four years at Liverpool but will be a free agent on July 1 when his contract at the Merseyside club expires.last_img read more

Spurs boss talks ‘cows and trains’ ahead of Inter Milan clash

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham’s coach Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino confirmed Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier did not make thethe trip to Milan. © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMilan, Italy, Sep 17 – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino raised eyebrows on Monday with a bizarre tale about cows and trains to explain how you should learn from your past experiences in the Champions League.Tottenham open their Group B campaign on Tuesday night against Inter Milan in the San Siro. The English club finished top of their group last season ahead of eventual champions Real Madrid, but were beaten in the knockout round by Italian side Juventus.“If you’re not clever, experience on it’s own is not going to help you in the future,” the Argentine told a pre-match press conference at the San Siro.“It’s like a cow who sees every single day for ten years the train crossing in front, and if you ask the cow when the train is coming he’s not going to have the right answer.“In football it’s the same.”Pochettino continued: “Experience, yes, of course experience matters. But hunger, motivation, circumstance, everything, is so important.“Many things in football are so important. We use too much talk of, ‘the experience is going to help next season’.“Yes of course, if you show the same hunger, the same own motivation, if you fight in the same way.“Many things have to be in the same way. If not, only with experience, you don’t win games.”– ‘Collective problem’ –The Spurs boss confirmed that defensive pair Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier had been left out of the European opener, but not as a punishment after defeats to Watford and Liverpool in their last two games, but because of a “technical decision”.Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielders Dele Alli and Moussa Sissoko will also miss out on the European tie.France’s World Cup-winning captain Lloris has been ruled out for several weeks with a thigh injury with Alli and Sissoko both carrying hamstring injuries.“It’s technical decision, tactical decision. You cannot bring 25 players. You can only play 11 players with seven on the bench. That is the reason.”Pochettino added: “I never punish players because you win and lose. The plan is to leave them and use different players.”Both teams are coming off weekend league defeats — Inter losing 1-0 to Parma in Milan and Tottenham falling 2-1 at their temporary Wembley home to Liverpool.“After Watford and Liverpool it’s difficult to talk about being a realistic contender,” said Pochettino.“We don’t believe we are favourites in this game. Inter Milan are an historic club and they have a great squad and fantastic manager.“But both teams arrive in a similar situation, the same mental state, both teams are going to fight. It will be a tough game.”“It’s a collective problem … not Harry,” says Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino of claims star striker Harry Kane looks tired. © AFP / Miguel MEDINAPochettino dismissed talk of star striker Harry Kane struggling for form after the World Cup.“Obviously he has to improve, but it’s too easy to blame him, the fans have to thank him for everything he’s given,” Pochettino said. “I’m not concerned. The reason is not tired or not tired, can rest or not rest. It’s a collective problem, not only one player.“We need to keep our feet on the grass. The last two defeats have been so good as a wake-up call.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LAUSD’s bad PR

first_imgSuch steps would do wonders to rehabilitate the LAUSD’s reputation. They would also dampen the public anger and frustration that fuels Villaraigosa’s takeover effort and talk about breakup. But Romer and company think they can simply win over the public with dumb P.R. tricks. So they bring in some parents who are disgruntled with mayoral-takeover programs elsewhere, as though a few critics are a fair representation of public opinion in those cities. This stunt would be a waste of time and the public’s energy no matter who paid for it. But for the LAUSD honchos to think it’s OK to let the public pick up the tab for what essentially amounts to a political campaign against reform is dead wrong. The right way to win public support is to get rid of the public opinion manipulators, ASAP, and start talking about the major reforms needed to fix the system. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOULD Superintendent Roy Romer, or some other ranking LAUSD official, care to explain why, exactly, the district needs the services of an expert in public relations and political campaigns? The Los Angeles Unified School District has a monopoly over schooling for most kids in L.A. It has no product to sell, no competition to worry about. Its only concern should be providing the best possible education to the 700,000 students in its care. Yet like the shameless Department of Water and Power – another monopoly that needlessly hired flacks to bolster its image – the LAUSD has called in the spin doctors to manipulate public opinion. And now it’s spent $1,500 or more of taxpayer money to bring in a bunch of activists and parents from around the country to lobby against Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s education-reform plan because they don’t like the reforms taking place in their towns. If the district wants some public-image advice, here’s some for free: Get serious about fixing your problems, improving education, lowering the dropout rate. Slash the massive bureaucracy and hold staff accountable. Empower parents. Stop kowtowing to the demands of public-employee unions and neglecting the needs of communities. last_img read more

NA ROSSA LAUNCH GRAND PRIZE DRAW TO AID DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PITCH

first_imgNa Rossa Gaa club launched their Grand prize draw last Wednesday night in the “Gweebarra bar”. The draw is to aid the development of our new football pitch and site which will be situated in Madavagh, Lettermacaward. Tickets will cost €10 each or 3 for €20. A very big thanks to all our sponsors for their generous contribution . Tickets can be bought in business’s in the area and in the coming weeks representatives of the club will be visiting local towns and areas. For more information you can contact Packie Dyre on 0872141414 or any committee member.The draw will take place on Friday 16th September. Below photos of the committee, draw committee and various under age teams and members with a list of prizes for this years draw.NA ROSSA LAUNCH GRAND PRIZE DRAW TO AID DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PITCH was last modified: July 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more

DONEGAL GARDAÍ JOIN EUROPE-WIDE SEATBELT CRACKDOWN

first_imgDONEGAL GARDAI are set to join police across Europe in conducting seatbelt checks throughout next week.Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelt will be issued with a penalty. The action is part of a Europe-wide operation co-ordinated by TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, which takes place throughout next week.TISPOL President Aidan Reid says:  “Using a seatbelt is a quick and simple task; it’s also a highly effective way of reducing the consequences of a collision. That’s why wearing a seatbelt is not a matter of personal choice, but is compulsory for drivers and passengers in every European country. “Yet there are still drivers and passengers who for whatever reason do not use a seatbelt.“We urge drivers to take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of their passengers, by ensuring everyone wears a seatbelt on every road journey. After all, the use of seatbelts is the single most effective method of reducing fatalities and serious injuries in motor vehicle collisions.”DONEGAL GARDAÍ JOIN EUROPE-WIDE SEATBELT CRACKDOWN was last modified: September 4th, 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:crackdowndonegalseat beltslast_img read more