Tab Baldwin, Ateneo find success away from team ball

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Baldwin’s Blue Eagles were able to sweep University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals, but they needed to run something they didn’t usually do in the 99-81 clincher.“I think we learned some things from Game 1, I think there were some things that were fairly apparent from UP which we made some adjustments to,” said Baldwin. “I think that’s why you saw a little bit of individual play, particularly, from Thirdy [Ravena], a little more isolation play.”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 ChrissRavena was a man on a mission for Ateneo finishing with 38 points, his career-high, six rebounds, and six assists, and all that one-man play was Baldwin’s ploy to defeat UP’s defensive schemes.Baldwin did, to some extent, employ a similar tactic in Game 1 when he let Ravena dictate much of Ateneo’s offense in the first quarter of the Blue Eagles’ 88-79 Game 1 win last Saturday. Ravena had 11 of his total 21 points in the first quarter and the Blue Eagles were able to build a 26-18 lead at that point.Things got a little different in the middle quarters as Ateneo tried to go on a team-centric offensive approach with more players getting to touch the ball more instead of just one man dictating the tempo.That change of pace allowed UP’s defensive sets to catch up its offense, allowing the Maroons to outscore Ateneo 43-37 in the second and third periods.Ateneo, though, adjusted quickly and by the time the fourth quarter came Ravena and Matt Nieto were able to take over with the duo’s combined 15 points in the period just three shy of the whole UP production.Baldwin said it was almost coincidental that Ravena, the man he tasked to take charge of his offense, had one offensive masterpiece against the Fighting Maroons in Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MANILA, Philippines–Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin isn’t afraid to veer away from team basketball if the end result produces precious hardware.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 “I just think Thirdy had one of those games, you know a real special game,” said Baldwin of Ravena who shot 13-of-18 from the field, 5-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 7-of-7 from the free throw line.“The ball was falling, he made great shots, he made great decisions, and he proved today that he was a special player. I know Thirdy well and I know that his joy right now is for the championship, for the team, and it’s one of the things that makes him and every other guy in the team special.” LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Not looking to score, Thirdy Ravena still ends up with best scoring output yet View commentslast_img read more

Many sick minds in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,I read, with a disturbed mind, about a 53-year-old former Police Officer who raped a three-year child awaiting sentencing.Things like these bother the psyche of humans and we can ask ourselves many questions like: Who can we trust these days with our children? What kind of a human would think in such an evil way about a child? Will a life sentence be good enough, or instant hanging?As I continued reading, about another story of two soldiers raping a young lady, another story popped up whereby a police officer emptied his gun into his reputed wife and pleaded insanity in court, and yet another, whereby a senior police superintendent killed someone due to drunk driving and so many men in Guyana beating their spouses and girlfriends to death and then committing suicide. Worst of all, a pastor was sentenced to 40 years in jail for raping a teenager.The dismal news around us on a daily basis can disturb your mind for an eternity but they make headlines in our newspapers. What is more disturbing is that the people in the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Defense force can no longer be trusted. These people who are placed to represent Law and Order, and to lookout for the citizens, are the ones using their power to hurt helpless people. Since the inception of the GPF and the GDF, many rogue individuals join the force most, of whom can barely read and write, so profound ignorance has become the order of the day. I have visited several Police stations and what I have observed is that most Police officers use cuss words or indecent language when they talk to each other or citizens. They are setting a bad example, but they do not know any better. I was happy to hear that our new Police commissioner has a plan to weed out bad eggs from the force; he has an incredible task ahead of him-it will be like trying to wash the wind, but I wish him well.Only God knows the heart of humans, but many people today do not believe in God. This entire nation needs to go back to basics, go back to church. The family life must be returned. Husbands and wives must be leaders in their homes and families. Crime is THE result of broken families and the great neglect of our young people.Regards,Rev Gideon Cecillast_img read more

GAC Unveils Ebola Audit Report March 30

first_imgThe General Auditing Commission (GAC), through its Auditor General, has informed the Liberian Senate that the Commission hopes to present the audit final report of the Ebola Trust Fund on March 30.According to the communication addressed to the Secretary of the Senate for onward submission to the Senate plenary and signed by Auditor General Madam Yusador S. Gaye, “The delay in the submission of the audit report was due largely to delays in receiving documents requested by GAC from many IPs (Implementing Partners) during the detailed preparation process of the audit.”Madam Gaye further informed the Senate plenary that her Commission has completed the detailed planning and execution process of the audit, and that a “Draft Management Letter (DML)” was subsequently issued to the management of the Incident Management System (IMS) for onward submission to the various Implementing Partners on March 4.Madam Gaye explained that a deadline of March 9 was set as the final date to receive the DML with responses from the IMS addressing the various issues raised during the audit process.The Auditor General narrated that although a timeline was established to receive responses, regrettably, “up to today we are still receiving responses from the various IPs addressing the numerous assertions and further extensions have been requested.”To give a final chance to the IPs, the GAC said an absolute final deadline for the final submission of the DML, with responses to the GAC, was set for March 24, last Tuesday.It may be recalled that last September, Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence wrote a letter requesting a mandate from plenary to have all Ebola activities audited by the GAC.Senator Lawrence’s request was granted and approved by plenary and a letter was sent to the GAC from the leadership of the Senate mandating the GAC to audit all Ebola activities funded by and through the government.But having waited for well over six months, the Grand Bassa lawmaker again last week raised the red flag, reminding plenary that the GAC needs to comply with the Senate’s request to conduct the audit.  She requested an additional mandate from plenary to have the GAC brief plenary on the status of the audit report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jealous man severs ex-lover arm, chops mother

first_imgPolice are on the hunt for a former Tapir driver after he severed the hand of a woman who he claimed to have loved and chopped her mother several times.The incident took place on Christmas Eve at Number 70 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).Bhartie Udho (Daughter) in the hospitalThe injured women have been identified as Bhartie Udho, 23 and her mother Amika Udho, 42, who are both presently hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).According to reports, the two women and three other family members left their home to go to Corriverton for a Christmas Eve walk.According to Abdul Ali, he heard screams shortly after his family left the house and as he ran out, one of his daughters was rushing home. The suspect, he said, was seen opposite his home.“I see he going through the street with a cutlass in his hand and then I run and see my wife lie down in blood. She had a chop on her chest and one on her forehead and I go to pick her up and she say to go and check my daughter.”According to the man, his daughter was a short distance away with multiple chops and one hand severed. “Was share blood and just the skin holding the hand and she had chap on she finger…” he related.The suspect has been identified as Shamar Mohamed Ali, also known as ‘Crab Man”. He has since gone into hiding.Guyana Times understands that the family had secured a restraining order from the court, preventing the suspect from coming within a certain distance of them, after attempts to kidnap the younger daughter.The father explained that twice in 2012 the man kidnapped his daughter and on both occasions she managed to escape during the night when he was asleep. Similar incidents also occurred in 2013 and 2015.Following the last incident, the young lady, a teacher, was able to escape and return home; Ali attempted to break into the house to get her. It was then that the family was able to secure the restraining order.It was reported that the teenager had to give up her teaching job because of the harassment.The father is of the view that officers at the Skeldon Police Station have done nothing to assist and have not acted on any of the reports made.“Every time they pick him up and they tell us that we got to go to court, nothing don’t happen. When we go to court no case don’t call and the Police release him. I fed up running to the station…” Ali said in grief.The hunt continues for the suspect.last_img read more

Koscielny doubtful for World Cup after Achilles injury

first_img“It doesn’t look very good, it’s his Achilles,” said Wenger.“You can always hope for a miracle in the scan but the first signs don’t look very good.“It looks that it could be ruptured but I am a bit cautious because nobody can say that just by looking at him. If he has a ruptured Achilles, his chances (for the World Cup) are non-existent. We will know more after the scan.”The injury is a big blow to France coach Didier Deschamps, with his side to begin their World Cup campaign on June 16 against Australia in Kazan.Koscielny has made 51 international appearances for France since making his debut in 2011 and has been a regular starter under Deschamps.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Laurent Koscielny looks set to miss the World Cup after being stretchered off in Arsenal’s Europa League defeat by Atletico Madrid © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, May 4 – Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny looks set to miss the World Cup after the France international suffered an Achilles injury during Thursday’s Europa League semi-final defeat by Atletico Madrid.The 32-year-old centre-back was stretchered off in tears after just 12 minutes of his side’s 1-0 second-leg loss at the Wanda Metropolitano, with manager Arsene Wenger confirming he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.last_img read more

Chelsea fans claim to know about players who are actually Star Wars characters

first_imgChelsea’s season so far has been out of this world, but sadly for the fans, in a way no-one could possibly have imagined!To turn their season around, Chelsea fans will be hoping for a transfer shake-up of intergalactic proportions.The talkSPORT team headed down to Stamford Bridge earlier this year to test Blues supporters’ knowledge on names supposedly linked with their club in the January transfer window.The only catch? We went armed with a list of Star Wars characters.Would Chelsea fans rumble our devious plan? Or would the force be with talkSPORT? Watch the video above to find out!For more entertaining sports videos, check out talkSPORT’s YouTube channel.last_img

Missed Jamie Vardy’s goal against Netherlands? Watch it here!

first_img Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring for England 1 Jamie Vardy netted his first England goal against Germany on Saturday, and he followed that up with another strike on Tuesday evening.The Leicester City striker started the game against the Netherlands as part of a front-three, playing alongside Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana.A flat first-half brought few quality moments, with the Dutch sitting deep to prevent any fast attacks.However, as the opening period drew to a close, the Three Lions cut Danny Blind’s side apart, with Vardy putting the finishing touch on a lovely move.James Milner started the move in a wide position, playing the ball to Merseyside teammate Lallana on the edge of the penalty area.The Liverpool midfielder turned away from the Dutch defenders, playing in a marauding Kyle Walker on the right side of the box.The Spurs full-back charged forward, and cut the ball back across the face of goal for Vardy to finish.You can watch Vardy’s second England goal below…last_img read more

Going postal?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Americans will pay an extra 2 cents to mail a first-class letter as part of a rate increase that takes effect today. The price of a stamp for 1-ounce first-class letters rises to 39 cents . The 5.4 percent, across-the-board hike affects all postal rates and fees, including certified mail, delivery confirmation, money orders, return receipts and bulk mail. The largest fixed-rate increases raise Priority Mail 20 cents to $4.05; the rate for a half-pound Express Mail parcel increases 75 cents to $14.40; and Express Mail up to 2 pounds rises 95 cents to $18.80. International rates also are affected. The rate hikes are the result of a federal law, passed in 2003, which mandated the postal service place $3.1 billion in an escrow account by Sept. 30. But if Congress had a specific reason to ask for that sum of money, so far they’re not telling. “They \ tell us within 180 days what the purpose of that account would be,” said USPS spokesman Gerry McKiernan. “They have not told us yet.” There has been speculation the funds may be designated for retirement and/or pension funds, but no official determination has been made. For Covina resident George Lewis, 30, those extra 2 cents won’t hurt because he doesn’t mail too many letters. “Everything’s going up,” Lewis said. “It’s not a surprise.” For a mail-order business like El Monte-based Daydeal.com, an online retailer of mobile telephone accessories, it can be different. At times the company ships more than 500 packages in a single day and offers free shipping to customers. “For us it’s only a small increase and we appreciate the postal service,” said Daydeal general manager Warren Kong. “But it will affect the bottom line. We’re not going to raise our prices because the postal rate went up.” The U.S. Postal Service, a self-funded federal agency that generates its revenue from the sale of postage, products and services, delivers 206 billion pieces of mail and has annual revenues that exceed $69 billion. The last domestic rate increase was in 2002. International rates have not changed since 2001. A non-denominated 39-cent Lady Liberty and U.S. flag stamp, released in December, will be the transitional stamp and a Navajo Jewelry 2-cent stamp, released in 2004, may be used with existing 37-cent stamps. from 37 cents by Congress lafayette.hight@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764last_img read more

ATHLETICS: PICTURE SPECIAL FROM NATIONAL SENIOR INTER-COUNTIES EVENT AT DUNDALK IT

first_imgIt wasn’t one of the better days at the National Senior Inter-Counties and even-ages held at Dundalk IT with only a young Finn Valley u12 girls squad picking up medals.There was some encouragement with both u18 boys and girls county teams gaining bronze.The senior women placed second in the top 10 Ann Marie Mc Glynn 6th and Teresa Doherty 10th. And with Catriona Devine 37, and Claire Mc Guigan 38, they finished 3rd  which was a welcome boost, Finn Valley team was Andrea Browne, Abbie O Connor, Amy Mc Menamin, Chloe Coyle with Sarah Bradley and Demi Crossan in support.The complete Donegal story was as followsUnder 12 Girls;Finn Valley 3rd. Ulster 3rd Andrea Browne 17th only Donegal athlete scoring on Ulster team Under 12 Boys;Donegal 10th.Under 14 Girls;Ulster 2nd. Karen Gallagher 21st, Aoife Mc Grath 23rd only Donegal athletes scoring Donegal 10th.Under 14 Boys; Donegal 5th. Ulster 1st, No Donegal athletes.Under 16 Girls;Ulster 2nd. No Donegal athletes.No county team. Under 16 Boys;Ulster 1st. Donal Farren LAC only Donegal athlete scoringCounty 5th.Under 18 Girls;Donegal 3rd; Ciara Finnegan 40th, Mary Teresa Doherty 44th, Karen Gallagher Lifford 53rd, Niamh Kelly Cranford 59th, Grace Trearty Cranford 65th and Bronagh Gallagher Cranford 69th.Under 18 Boys,Donegal 3rd; Peter Gibbons 7th, Oisin 15th, Jack 39th, Stefan mc Crossan 47th, Enda Mc Bride 53rd and Oisin Toal 62nd.Ulster 2nd; Peter 7th and Oisin 15th only Donegal athletes scoringSenior Women 3rd team , Ann Marie Mc Glynn 6th Team Scoring Dublin 46,Kerry 65 Donegal 91 .Senior men 6th teamATHLETICS: PICTURE SPECIAL FROM NATIONAL SENIOR INTER-COUNTIES EVENT AT DUNDALK IT was last modified: November 24th, 2014 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACNoticespicture speciallast_img read more

Group tries to save C-17 production

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “The production line cannot lapse. Unless they fund (the C-17s) in 2007, the U.S. has forfeited the last large military aircraft production line in the country. That’s egregious,” Smith said. “We’d be losing our number one defense capability.” Added Long Beach Councilman Frank Colonna, “It’s absolutely critical to the national defense, and of course it’s critical to the economy of Long Beach.” Colonna, along with Mayor Beverly O’Neill, Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald, Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga and at least one other council member will meet Tuesday at the Pentagon. Smith said the group will meet with Air Force Secretary Michael W. Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A delegation of Long Beach officials will meet with top Air Force brass in Washington next week to make a military case for saving the production of Boeing Co.’s C-17s. In a strategy similar to the recent successful fight to save Los Angeles Air Force Base from closures, local leaders said rather than press the potential job loss if the Pentagon stops purchasing the aircraft, they instead will argue that the cargo transport planes are critical to U.S. forces. A Defense Department study recommended purchasing no C-17s beyond the 180 currently planned. The last of those is scheduled for delivery in 2008, meaning production – most of which is done in Long Beach – could wind down next year, putting about 6,500 people out of work. The U.S. Senate recently approved a measure keeping the production line open, but Los Angeles County lobbyist E. Del Smith called that merely a “wish list” that means nothing if President Bush doesn’t put funding for the C-18s in his 2007 budget. last_img read more