Sablan: UST will be one of the top teams next season

first_imgLATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees The Growling Tigers missed 21 of their 38 free throw attempts and turned the ball over 25 times allowing the Red Warriors to capitalize for 33 easy points off those miscues.Sablan said those errors would be easily fixed if UST had enough maturity that would complement its fighting spirit.UST stared at a 15-point margin, 52-37, in the second quarter and it slowly chipped away at the deficit going tit-for-tat with UE up until fourth quarter before Alvin Pasaol landed the haymaker in the with 22 seconds left that put the Red Warriors up 94-91.“The fighting spirit is there, and we just have to improve on one thing and that is maturity,” said Sablan in Filipino. “I can’t blame my players or I can’t put them in a bad light because they are doing their jobs.”ADVERTISEMENT Qatar World Cup head say blockade poses ‘no risk’ to event MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas stumbled into a tragic 0-7 start in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, a first time for the storied school since the Final Four era began.Yet head coach Boy Sablan refuses to dwell on the negativity and instead looked on the brighter things ahead for the once mighty Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed DAY6 is for everybodycenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m positive next year these guys will be one of the best teams of the UAAP,” said Sablan Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after losing 96-91 to University of the East.READ: Winner at last as UE picks up first victory, sends UST to 0-7FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“This will be an intact team next year with only Jeepy Faundo leaving. Hopefully these setback will inspire us to improve more.”But UST’s 0-7 start could’ve been prevented if not for several glaring statistics against the Red Warriors. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

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Defense Ministry: Gen. Johnson Did Not Threaten ‘Politicians’

first_imgCOS Johnson: “Our soldiers are professional trained to maintain the country’s peace.”Authorities of the Ministry of National Defense (MoD) on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, clarified that a statement attributed to the Chief of Staff (CoS) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Major/General Prince C. Johnson, III, as published in the Tuesday’s edition of the Daily Observer newspaper was taken out of context, “because he did not threaten ‘politicians’ in any form or manner.”According to the Ministry, Gen. Johnson’s statement called on media practitioners to promote a cordial working relationship with the security sector, particularly the AFL, instead of taking stories from “politicians” whose intentions would mostly be to gain the confidence of voting populations.While the story in itself was accurate, the MOD felt the headline, as attributed to Gen. Johnson, was misleading, because he did not threaten to deal with “politicians” for whatever opinions they might have expressed against the security of the state.“We have a problem with the headline,” Collins said.At Monday’s event, Gen. Johnson said it will be fair on the part of journalists to contact relevant authorities within the military or at the Ministry of National Defense (MoD) before reporting on sensitive security issues.According to him, when there is any security issue, journalists should make it their duty to contact some former security experts in the country to get appropriate information on issues.He said when information pertaining to the movement of troops is not properly handled with adequate knowledge, it could eventually lead to serious security implications, adding that politicians and other stakeholders should be speaking on issues they are well abreast of instead of commenting on mere sentiments.On the role of the media, Gen. Johnson said building partnership with the media, looking at the critical role it plays in information dissemination, is important because of the partnership between the media and the military and must remain cordial so that the public understands what the army is doing in terms of improving the livelihood of the citizens.The two-day training aims to strengthen relations between the Liberian media and the AFL and to foster better working relations.The gathering also sought to discuss how the media, the AFL, and the Defense authorities could foster a better working relationship in the months and years ahead, with the media being used as a channel in reaching out to the public.The MoD and the AFL see the media as a critical partner in the discharge of their duties as their cordial and harmonious working relationship is important in helping the AFL deliver on their statutory mandate.Several topics, including “Understanding the Military Environment,” “National Obligations in Handling Security Information,” the “Role of the Media in Reporting Security Issues,” and “AFL Legal System,” were discussed at Monday’s gathering.Meanwhile, Deputy Defense Minister for Administration, Tibli Olandrus Dickson, has described journalists as people tasked to play a critical role in ensuring the peace and security of the state.Dickson’s statement comes in the wake of comments made by a Representative on a local radio station that the ministry was training some militias at one of the AFL training facilities.Minister Dickson said that it was unfortunate for a journalist to host such a person who does not have any knowledge or know the consequences when a prominent person, particularly a lawmaker speaks on security matters on the radio or tells the newspaper without underlining the consequences to national security.“The training that was taking place at the AFL facilities was not militias training or recruitment, rather a training of some Executive Protection Service (EPS) officers, and that the graduation was even witnessed by some legislators,” he clarified.Dickson then called on journalists to be patient whenever they want to get information, particularly when it relates to security or the military because some of the information you may hear from the army are “strictly confidential and not for public consumption.”He said because of the critical role journalists play in ensuring the security of the state, it is necessary to partner with them to ensure that the right information regarding the safety of the state is made public. On the development of the military, Dickson said the soldiers are no longer considered as ‘uneducated’ as they were being described in the past, adding, “Today, we have a professional army, some are medical doctors, lawyers, engineers, and professional marines.”Minister Dickson said that the AFL has representations at the African Union and at the United Nations where they are contributing immensely to the development of the state.For his part, Daniel Nyan-Konah, secretary-general of the Press Union of Liberia, who proxied for the president, Charles Cuffey, lauded the MoD authorities and the AFL for training journalists on how to report on military issues.According to Nyan-Konah, the two-day training provided to the Liberian journalists was groundbreaking, because the world today is more competitive, and therefore, urged his colleagues to be innovative in projecting themselves when it comes to the interest of the state.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Black Sox Lose to Rycroft; Looking for Revenge

first_imgFSJ’s Paladin Black Sox were in Rycroft on Saturday playing a make-up game against the Rage. The Rage won the game 6-4; however, details of the game are not available at this point.The win improves the Rage’s record to 15-3, while the Sox fall to 10-8. Fort St. John doesn’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption though, as the two clash again tonight (Monday) in Fort St. John. The game starts at 7 pm at Kin Park diamond #9 (the one on the college side).Come on out and support the Paladin Black Sox.- Advertisement –last_img

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Mourinho’s assistant Faria to leave Man United

first_imgFaria is one of the names who have been linked with filling the large vacuum being left by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.“17 years… in Leiria, Porto, London, Milan, Madrid, London again and Manchester,” said Mourinho.“Training, playing, travelling, studying, laughing and also a few tears of happiness.“17 years and the kid is now a man. The intelligent student is now a football expert, ready for a successful career as a manager.”United — who round off their Premier League campaign against Watford on Sunday and then face Chelsea in the FA Cup final — wished him well after his two years at the club.“#MUFC announces that assistant manager Rui Faria is to leave the club at the end of the season. We wish him all the best for the future,” the club tweeted.Faria, like Mourinho, never played top-level football, but became a significant part of his fellow Portuguese’s coaching staff after meeting the future United manager during a seminar day at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium in 2000.At the time, Mourinho was assistant to Louis van Gaal at Barcelona but, when he became a manager in his own right at Portuguese club Uniao de Leiria in 2001, he took Faria on as his fitness coach, and the two remained together for spells at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.However, Faria’s touchline antics have also made him a controversial figure.In 2014 he was handed a four-game stadium ban for using abusive language towards the officials in a shock 2-1 home defeat for Chelsea at the hands of Sunderland.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Rui Faria will end his 17-year association with Jose Mourinho by leaving Man United at the end of the season © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 12 – Manchester United assistant coach Rui Faria is to leave the club at the end of the season, the Premier League giants announced on Saturday just a week after Jose Mourinho said he would not force him to stay.Mourinho said on the United website that 42-year-old Faria, who he has worked with since 2001, was ideally situated now to become a manager in his own right.last_img read more

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DONEGAL LORRY DRIVER CHARGED AFTER CONTAINER DEATH

first_imgChelmsford Magistrates Court where the two lorry drivers are to appear later today.A man from Donegal has been charged following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex, England.Stephen McLaughlin, from Carndonagh in Inishowen but who has been living at Rose Park in Limavady, Co Derry is one of two lorry drivers charged with conspiring to facilitate illegal entry into the UK. The other is  Timothy Murphy  (33), of Elmgrove in Derry city.McLaughlin was arrested on the A1 in Banbridge, Co Tyrone on Tuesday while Murphy was detained after voluntarily attending a police station in Essex the following day.They are due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates Court today.The dead man, Meet Singh Kapoor (40), was one of 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children,  discovered after dock workers heard banging and screaming coming from one of the containers which had been shipped in from Belgium.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The migrants were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.Those found inside were taken to hospital, with many suffering from the effects of severe dehydration and hypothermia.The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72.They are all in the care of the British Home Office after being discharged from hospital and questioned by police.They are seeking asylum in the UK.It is believed they were in the container for about 18 hours.DONEGAL LORRY DRIVER CHARGED AFTER CONTAINER DEATH was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:CarndonaghcontainerdeathdocksdriverEssexlorrymclaughlinmigrantsstephentiblurylast_img read more

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JIM McGUINNESS: THE GAP IS GROWING BETWEEN TOP COUNTIES AND THE REST

first_imgJim McGuinness and Michael Murphy arriving in The Diamond in 2012 with the Sam Maguire.Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has spoken of his worry about the gap that is growing between the top counties in Gaelic football and the rest.The 2012 All-Ireland winner was speaking on NewsTalk’s popular Off The Ball tonight to talk about a range of topics but shares his concerns about the current status quo.“I would imagine there is a development plan for most counties but I wouldn’t be so sure about the dynamic in terms of how that plan is overseen,” he said. “There seems to be development plans everywhere but no one seems to be moving anywhere and that is a worry because Dublin are moving forward. Kerry have fundraised a couple of million euro in the last 12 months alone in terms of their centre of excellence.“They’re pushing on because they’re trying to retain their tradition of winning All-Irelands. If you don’t have that tradition and you don’t have the financial backing or the structure in place, how are you going to close the gap?“So it is a worry at that level and I personally think county boards need to do more and Central Council needs to do more to help county boards to put structures in place that we do start ticking boxes because that’s what we did in Donegal.”McGuinness also gave us an insight about life at Celtic FC, where he has gone from working with the academy to working with the first team and manager Ronny Deila. He also spoke about the teams that are currently inspiring him as he hones his tactical knowledge of soccer. “There’s some really exciting teams out there [like] Atletico Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen also have a really interesting coach in Roger Schmidt, obviously Pep Guardiola, defensively Mourinho. So there’s loads and loads. Our own manager at Celtic here, his style probably more than anybody because I’m so close to the action.”YOU can listen to the interview here:JIM McGUINNESS: THE GAP IS GROWING BETWEEN TOP COUNTIES AND THE REST was last modified: September 22nd, 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:Jim McGuinnessNewstalkoff the balllast_img read more

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Schoolgirl who cried over felled trees made Manipur green ambassador

first_imgThe Manipur government has appointed a nine-year-old girl as the State’s green ambassador, less than a week after a video of her crying for two trees axed for a road-widening project went viral.An order from H. Balkrisna Singh, Manipur’s Director of Information and Public Relations, on August 7 said Elangbam Valentina Devi of Hiyanglam Makha Leikai in Kakching district had been made the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission and all official tree-plantation activities taken up in the State.This, the order said, was in recognition of her immense love and affection for trees and for generating mass awareness on conservation of the environment for a “period of one year from the date of issuing the order.”A Class V student of Amutombi Divine Life English School in Kakching town, about 45 km southeast of Manipur’s capital Imphal, she had planted the saplings of two Gulmohar (royal poinciana) trees by the side of a river when she was in Class I. She had been tending to the saplings, which grew up into healthy trees in about four years.On Saturday, the two trees, along with other vegetation, were axed for a project to widen a road beside the river. A videographer filmed her crying over the trees.“I saw the video of this girl crying like anything, as if someone very near to her had passed away. Her feeling for two felled trees, which we adults would probably not think much about, moved me. I asked Yengkhom Victoria, the district’s Superintendent of Police to meet her, console her and give her at least 20 saplings to plant at a suitable place,” Manipur’s Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren told The Hindu on Thursday.But he felt this was not enough.“Later, I realised there could not be a better ambassador than her for the Green Manipur Mission we had launched in June. Her passion for trees at such a young age was so infectious that I took a decision to have an order issued and hand it over through government officials to her,” he said.The order says Valentina, the daughter of Elangbam Premkumar Singh, will be part of all such advertisements and campaigns that promote an increase in Manipur’s green cover. “She will be provided honorarium at government rates, transportation facilities, food and lodging facilities at admissible rates by the sponsoring government department,” the order said.last_img read more

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Ajay Maken should learn from Gill’s mistakes

first_img(From left to right) Former sports minister MS Gill, wrestler Sushil Kumar, coach Satpal.Just A few days before the Union Cabinet reshuffle, the Press Information Bureau came out with an interesting release on how the sports ministry had sanctioned cash awards of Rs 22.57 crore to 286 sportspersons who brought laurels to the country in the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games.What was most interesting in this was how the sports ministry actually gave details of what each player was going to get and what would be the cheque number!While I am happy that Gagan Narang, Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza and the other athletes got their dues and can now use it in the best possible way, it was a bit funny why the ministry had to put out details of the cheques!Mind you, this release was sent when MS Gill was the sports minister. As one who has believed in ‘transparency’ all along in his functioning, he had ruffled more than a few feathers. But I must admit the first thought which came to my mind when this press release was sent is why Gill was timing the release of this money just before the Cabinet reshuffle.There are various versions doing the rounds now as to how Gill was shunted out from the sports ministry. The two big theories being floating about what led to his ouster are his decision to take on the Indian cricket board (BCCI) and flexing muscles with the Indian Olympic Association, leading to a confrontation with the International Olympic Committee.advertisementI am baffled why such theories have to be floated. We all know that games in India are played not just by professional and amateur athletes in outdoor and indoor sporting arenas but in politics as well.Gill himself did not expect he would be moved out from the sports ministry but the reality is that in his two innings, he did a lot of good. The tenure and age limits for office-bearers of national sports federations had officials shivering and shuddering. But the way he came out with this rule lacked diplomacy.Today, if the International Olympic Committee is saying the Indian authorities must change their attitude and stop interfering in the autonomy of national sports federations, they are dead serious. This is the message Gill never read despite the IOC having warned them well in advance in writing. The same had been reported by MAIL TODAY in December.Cash awards for the CWG and the Asian Games medallists are very good. But this should not have been made out as if athletes who bring us glory are clamouring for the riches.Then again, as far as the dope laboratory in New Delhi is concerned, Gill did well to ensure it got accreditation from the World Anti-Doping Agency. Efforts to ensure national sports federations registered themselves with the sports ministry was also a good effort.But where Gill erred was in his approach. Everyone knows in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games, he did not do a good job. Gill should know his confrontation with the Organising Committee and others involved did a lot of damage.Who can forget that he went about inaugurating CWG venues when they were clearly not ready? Then again, Gill’s gaffes were well chronicled as well. From saying Formula One is hardly a sport to pushing away champion weightlifter Sushil Kumar’s guru Satpal in full view of the media were not forgotten.What was also not forgotten was how he did not even know that Pullela Gopi Chand was Saina Nehwal’s coach.So if Gill is still wondering why he was removed from the sports ministry, it was a culmination of many factors and not just because he took on BCCI and the IOC.And even today, as the CWG mess haunts every Indian, how can Gill believe he had no role to play in it?As they say, it’s time to move on and the new man in the seat, Ajay Maken, seems ready for the challenges ahead. At 47, Maken is a young and dynamic minister who has kept track of Indian sport and the issues related to it. Maken’s media interactions seem very balanced till now and he is not talking of miracles in which India will win a dozen medals at the 2012 London Olympics.Then again, as a seasoned politician, Maken’s diplomacy is well known.When he deals with the grand old men who run all kinds of national sports federations, he has to be discerning and differentiate between fact and fiction.advertisementWhere Maken needs to be fast and prompt in taking action is in the issue of hiring foreign coaches and ensuring sport in India is promoted at the grassroot level.Even as Hockey India is conducting interviews for the coaches’ posts for the men’s and women’s teams, we cannot fool ourselves that Indian sport doesn’t need foreign coaches. From athletics to boxing, shooting to gymnastics, we need foreign coaches. We also need them in many other disciplines, even though they demand a lot of money.In professional sport, no good foreign coach comes cheap. I am sure our new sports minister will address all these issues and will also ensure we come down hard on dope cheats in Indian sport. Gill used to talk of “winning clean medals” at the CWG. That’s a philosophy which should never change.last_img read more

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Navys all-women crew on open sea voyage to Mauritius

first_imgNew Delhi, May 24 (PTI) An all-women crew of the Indian Navy today sailed from Goa to Mauritius on board vessel Mhadei in their first open-ocean voyage.Skippered by Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi (a naval Constructor), the crew of Mhadei are currently training to undertake a circumnavigation of the globe next year.The crew comprising Lt P Swathi, Lt B Aishwarya, Lt Pratibha Jamwal, Lt Vijaya and Lt Payal Gupta would be undertaking this arduous voyage through rough seas and heavy weather, expected during the monsoons, in the Arabian Sea.This is a training voyage to expose the young crew to weather that would be faced by them during the circumnavigation in 2017, a statement by the Navy said.All the women officers are keen sailors who took to the sport after joining Navy.The skipper, Lt Cdr Vartika Joshi, and Lt Swathi have been part of Mhadei crew on earlier voyages.The officers have undergone theoretical training in navigation, communication, meteorology and seamanship at the navys training schools in Kochi.Since then, the officers have been training under Cdr Dilip Donde, Indias first circumnavigator, who undertook his voyage on the same boat in 2008-09.The all-women crew circumnavigation of the globe would be undertaken on board the new sailing vessel of the Navy currently under-construction at Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Goa.The yet-to-be-named boat is expected to be delivered to the navy by February next year.The navy is in the process of setting up an Ocean Sailing node at Goa to promote ocean sailing and a spirit of adventure amongst young naval officers and sailors.advertisementMhadei and her sister vessel would be based at this node in Goa.The exploits of this all-women crew on board Mhadei, along with accounts of their voyage and photographs, can be followed on the Facebook page Mhadei, it said. PTI SAP KIS ZMN KISlast_img read more

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