Fully embracing Ayo’s system doing wonders for UST Tigers

first_imgUST started the game with an 8-0 spurt and that caused a ripple that turned into a massive wave the Fighting Maroons had no chance of getting over.The Growling Tigers were merciless in the third quarter mounting a 76-46 lead and that was enough to take the fight out of the Fighting Maroons.“The coaches never got tired of us, one small mistake and they will immediately guide us on how to do it right,” said Zamora in Filipino. “Coach Aldin just told us that we should just lean on the system once we play.”UST’s 30-point lead got trimmed down to 14, 83-69, with 1:59 left after Will Gozum’s basket capped off UP’s 19-4 run but that scoring charge proved to be a futile attempt at taking the game away from the Tigers’ grasps.Cansino said they’ve finally managed to transition everything from practice into games, and it’s all been part of the trust their coaches have given them.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Things are looking up for University of Santo Tomas after its subpar start in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “We’ve finally adapted the system, we’ve brought what we did in practice to the actual game,” said Cansino who has averaged 16.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in UST’s past two wins. Perasol knows UP has what it takes to win but ‘we’re still scattered’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Growling Tigers opened the season with 1-4 slate but bolstered their bid with to two straight wins to end the first round.UST won by an average of 14 points in its past two games, including the 86-72 mauling of University of the Philippines, and the players credit that good run to their familiarity with head coach Aldin Ayo’s system.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 Chriss“We’re finally getting to implement coach Aldin’s system. Before, our practice sessions everything been really smooth but once we’re in the game everything seems to fall apart,” said star rookie CJ Cansino in Filipino Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Cansino filled up the stat sheets for the Growling Tigers with 16 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while getting substantial help from Ken Zamora who had 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from deep. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 awardlast_img read more

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Unemployed mother slapped with larceny charge

first_imgA 26-year-old mother of four was slapped with a larceny charge and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that Sandra Griffith between the period November 15, 2017 to December 12, 2017, she stole one gold chain valued $500,000, a pair of gold earrings valued $40,000 and one yellow and white gold ring valued $250,000, all property of Keon Howard.The unemployed mother of four young children pleaded not guilty to the charge read to her. She was released on $75,000 bail.last_img read more

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“Dull Christmas for us” – rice farmers

first_imgOver 300 rice farmers in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) and from the island of Wakenaam in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) flocked the gate of the Hack Rice Mill in Golden Fleece, Essequibo Coast demanding their payments.Farmers are concerned over the long delay in receiving payment from millers for paddy purchased since September and some even earlier this year. After a commotion erupted in front of the main gate of the rice factory, its management was forced to meet with the frustrated rice farmers.According to the farmers, they were there as early as 06:00h on Friday and were trying to get the attention of senior management of the rice complex but no one was willing to speak with them. One farmer said the group decided to protest and make noise outside the entity as they demanded to see the manager for their payments.The owed farmers said the manger eventually met with them and agreed to give them payments between $50,000 and $100,000 until full payments are available.The farmers said they have their monthly bank installment to meet and the cash given to them in some cases cannot even meet the required payment.Speaking with Guyana Times, a mother who was also outside the factory protesting, said it is not easy for her to financially manage her home. She said she has to finance her children’s education, which is a very expensive exercise. One is at one the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), one is at the University of Guyana, and the other is writing the Caribbean Examination Council next year.Some of the other women who were also on the protest line said they are single parents and are depending only on their meagre earnings from the rice industry for their survival. “It will be a dull, dull Christmas for us,” one woman said.last_img read more

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Cop struck down while directing traffic

first_imgA male traffic rank who was on duty on WedThe injured rank lying on the roadway as his colleague calls for helpnesday afternoon at Eccles, EastBank Demerara, was struck by a female driver.The incident was confirmed by Traffic Chief Linden Isles, who told this newspaper that the rank was not seriously injured.Isles was unable to say whether or not the driver was under the influence at the time of the accident.last_img

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Regal Masters win T20 Masters Softball title

first_imgPlaying in sunny conditions at the Everest Cricket Ground on Sunday, the finals of the Ink Plus, Crown Mining Supplies and Elegance Jewellery & Pawn Shop T20 Masters Softball Cricket tournament saw Regal Masters defeat RR Masters by 27 runs to clinch the title.The newly crowned champions, Regal MastersRegal, sent in to bat on a hard pitch and sluggish outfield, saw Guyana’s former First Class player David Harper played a stroke filled innings of 48, which included 5 fours and 1 six; while Mahendra Arjune hit a watchful innings of 41 in his 76 run partnership with Harper.The only batsman to hit double figures was Erick Thomas, who made 12 as Regal climbed to 134-7. Troy Kippins (8) and Eon Abel (1) were quickly removed by Dharam Persaud, while Raymond Harper removed Mahase Chunilall (8) to leave the powerful Regal Masters in a slump at 18-3.Then came the partnership, as Harper and Arjune unified and played a smart and controlled innings, before the latter fell to Rudolph Mayers, leaving Regal at 94-4. RR Masters was led with the ball by Raymond Harper, who took 3-26, and Dharam Persaud, who supported with 2-23.Later on in the innings, RR Masters were sent in to bat, needing to score at 6.75 per over for an upset win; but they could only muster 108, with Arjune claiming 3-5 in his only over of the game. Scoring for the Masters were Khemchan Dindyal, who counter-attacked with a pugnacious 54 before he was forced to retire hurt.He added 58 with the left-handed Suri Kumar, who struggled to get the ball off the square in his quiet 17, as he soaked up 22 dot balls. In his innings of 54, Dindyal kept hopes alive by targeting Parasaram ‘Bimbly’ Persaud, destroying him by taking 20 from the over before he retired. When Arjune dismissed Kumar at 83-3, it triggered a dramatic collapse, and five wickets tumbled for six runs. Not long after, Regal Masters were crowned the new champions.Twelve teams competed in the tournament which carried a top prize of $100,000, while the runners-up won a trophy and $25,000.last_img read more

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Latino market sits, a shell of its former plans

first_imgTresierras Supermarkets and the owner of the property did not return several calls seeking comment. Just a few minutes’ drive away from the empty building meant to house Tresierras, another Latino supermarket has been packing in the parking lot at Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road. The 38,000-square-foot Vallarta supermarket opened last month at the location, becoming the shopping center’s new anchor tenant. Juan Palos, who works at a laundry in the L-shaped strip mall where Tresierras was supposed to open, said he thinks Tresierras did not want to have its new store compete with Vallarta. “The Vallarta got more power, so the people they chose Vallarta is better,” he said in broken English. Tresierras Supermarkets is a family-run business that already has a location in Newhall, along with four other Southern California locations. After submitting its permit application in February 2006 to build the interior of the store, Tresierras got the permit application back from the city to make revisions, Read said. But the company never followed up, and the permit expired. The company can still re-apply for a permit, Read said. At a May 2005 groundbreaking for the full-service supermarket, the company said its new Santa Clarita location would open in November of that year. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The building sits empty, a vacancy that has left a shopping center without its anchor tenant. The Tresierras supermarket at 23780 San Fernando Road was supposed to open in November 2005. But the nearly 30,000-square-foot building meant to house the Latino market is only an empty shell, with dirt for a floor. Tresierras submitted a permit application nearly a year ago to build out the interior of the store, according to city documents. But the company never followed up with needed revisions to the plan. “It expired without us actually issuing a permit,” said Bill Read, assistant building official with the city. “And at this stage in the game from what I can tell from all the records that we have, they simply stopped the process for whatever reason.” last_img read more

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Sale of B.C. hydroelectric project boosts Fortis Q2 profit to $720 million

first_imgAnalysts had estimated $2.06 billion of revenue and 57 cents per share of adjusted earnings, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv. ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canadian utility company Fortis Inc. says the sale of its share of a B.C. hydroelectric project helped boost its second-quarter profit to $720 million — nearly three times what it had in the same period last year.However, adjusted earnings and revenue for the Newfoundland-based company were below analysts’ estimates.The quarter included a $484-million after-tax gain on the sale of a 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric project in British Columbia.- Advertisement -Fortis says its net profit attributable to common shareholders including the unusual item amounted to $1.66 per share, up from $240 million or 57 cents per share in last year’s second quarter.Excluding the Waneta Expansion sale and the impact of natural gas derivatives, Fortis had $235 million of adjusted earnings, or 54 cents per share, down from $251 million or 59 cents per share in last year’s second quarter.The electric and gas utility company’s revenue was $1.97 billion, mainly from businesses in Canada and the United States, up from $1.95 billion a year ago.Advertisement Companies in this story: (TSX:FTS)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Video: All square in Paris

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‘A man you can trust’: Koscielny sends World Cup best to France

first_img“He’s a man on whom you can count and I told him that if he wants to he’s more than welcome to pay us a visit,” said Deschamps.“It was a good idea and I’ve shown the letter to the players. There’s everything in there from a man who knows what an international tournament calls for,” said Deschamps.The French Football Federation have made what Koscielny said in the letter public.“The main thing is to get along with each other, all together, players and staff,” he wrote.“Everyone has to fight and go the extra yard for his teammates, team spirit is key.”“The whole nation is behind you and will cheer you on. This support, energy, pride and passion will carry you just as it did in Euro 2016,” said Koscielny, who was part of the France side that lost the final to Portugal.“This year, I’ll be on my sofa, watching on the TV and I’ll be your No.1 fan,” promised the player.The news cast an even poorer light on the 23-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who refused to be a World Cup standby player as the France squad assembled at their Clairefontaine training centre.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s injured defender Laurent Koscielny has sent a letter of encouragement to the France World Cup squad © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSCLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France, May 23 – Ruled out of the World Cup with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has written a letter of encouragement to the France squad, national coach Didier Deschamps said on Wednesday.The 32-year-old, who has 50 France caps, was stretchered out of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid two weeks ago.last_img read more

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Solskajer slams festive fixture pile-up

first_imgThose matches form part of a sequence of seven games in 21 days that is hard to square with modern notions of rest and recovery.But such is the commercial appeal of the traditionally congested programme that change does not appear likely anytime soon, even though Jurgen Klopp, the manager of runaway leaders Liverpool said recently it was a “crime” for teams to have to play on both December 26 and 27.“I don’t think it is fair on the boys at all,” said United manager Solskjaer.“I don’t think it is fair to be expected to perform at the best of your level, both mentally and physically, 48 hours after you have played.“But I think we are in the best position to perform on Saturday. One — the game was over after 45 minutes. Two — we are young,” the former United striker added.“We have a great chance against Burnley to perform at the best level because our boys, when you are 23, which is the average age of the outfield starting players (against Newcastle), that will make it easier for us to recover than Burnley, for example. I think.“They played until the end against Everton. We were done after 45 minutes and used the second half as recovery.“But it is not fair, especially when a game at Watford has just gone and there will be a game New Years’ Day.“Two games in three days is possible once in a while but not when it is as tight as this.”The Norwegian, asked if English football might change its ways, replied: “You are a traditionalist country. You like your traditions. I can’t see it being changed, no. But it should be.”As for how he coped during his playing days, Solskjaer jokingly said: “It was easy for me. I was on the bench all the time! I never played 90 minutes twice in three days.“Maybe I did one year. I scored against Villa and Ipswich. You have to look after yourself.“You have to eat the right things, drink the right things, sleep well.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fixture fears – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer © AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become the latest Premier League manager to complain about the “unfair” packed programme of fixtures over Christmas and New Year.United play their final league match of 2019 against Burnley on Saturday, just over 48 hours since competing a 4-1 comeback win over Newcastle.last_img read more

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