Akhuetie, UP looking to oust UST quickly: ‘We don’t want to take chances’

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—On its way to No. 2, University of the Philippines defeated every team in the league during the elimination round of UAAP Season 82 except for two—University of Santo Tomas and defending champion Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT UST swept UP in the eliminations and won the two games with an average of 11 points.Experience-wise, the Fighting Maroons hold the advantage after they went to the finals in Season 81 before losing to eventual champion Ateneo, while the Growling Tigers haven’t been to the Final Four since 2015.Akhuetie, however, doesn’t see a Finals appearance in 2018 as an advantage and that his matchup against 2019 MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo wouldn’t matter in the grander scheme of things.“We have to go out there, and you know give it your best and play like it’s your last game,” said Akhuetie. “We’re just going to play basketball, that’s how it is, that’s what it will be. We just have to go out there and give our best to represent the school and the community.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Creamline caps off perfect run with PVL Open Conference title Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down ‘People evacuated on their own’ But Season 81’s runner-up has a chance to exorcise one of its demons in the Final Four with the Fighting Maroons, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage, looking to oust the Growling Tigers.Former MVP Bright Akhuetie said the team is hell-bent in taking that one win to get to a finals rematch with the Blue Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We lost in the elimination, we lost the two games, but we want to get that win to make it to the finals,” said Akhuetie Saturday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.“This is a different level and you know everybody’s going to come out hard. We don’t want to take chances and you just want to go out there and finish the first game.” LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacueeslast_img read more

Tatum scores career-high 41, Celtics dump Pelicans

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston cruised past the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans, 140-105 on Saturday night.Tatum’s first career 40-point performance helped the Celtics snap a season-high, three-game skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Shots were going in. It felt good. I felt like we played with a purpose today on both ends, from the beginning of the game,” Tatum said. “I felt like we did our job. I know we haven’t been playing well lately. It felt good to start the game off right.”Enes Kanter added 22 points and 19 rebounds, marking season highs in both categories. Gordon Hayward had 19 points and Kemba Walker finished with 17 points and seven assists. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Boston shot 14 of 29 from the 3-point line and tied a season high for points.Frank Jackson scored 22 points for the Pelicans. Jaxson Hayes added 20.“We just never got any traction offensively or defensively, really,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “They took us out of just about everything we tried to do.”New Orleans played without Derrick Favors because a right hamstring strain, Jrue Holiday sat his fourth straight game with a left elbow contusion, Kenrich Williams missed his third consecutive game with back soreness and J.J. Redick sat with a left hamstring strain.Hayes and E’Twaun Moore started in place of Williams and Favors.ADVERTISEMENT More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high The Celtics exploited the absences early. Tatum was active from a variety of spots on the floor, connecting on eight of his first nine shots. He scored 22 points in the the first half to help the Celtics build as much as a 22-point lead.Tatum reached 37 points in the third quarter, but badly missed back-to-back 3-point attempts. During a break in the action, Stevens called him over to the bench for a quick conversation.Tatum said Stevens told him just to relax and that he’d get to 40.“I think everybody could tell I wanted to get it,” Tatum said. “So ‘just take a deep breath for a second and go back out there.’”A few trips and a pair of finger roll finishes at the rim put over the magic number.Tatum said he’ll take his night in stride like he’s tried to do each of the last three seasons.“I never get too high or too low when I play well or if I don’t,” he said. “For me, I feel like I got a long way to go. And the guys I look up to, they have nights like this more often than not. … I’m just gonna try to do it more often, be consistent and continue to get better.”TIP-INSPelicans: Were outscored 74-42 in the paint. … Shot 35 percent (9 of 26) with five turnovers in the first quarter.Celtics: Tatum reached double figures for the 28th consecutive game, extending a career high. It was his fifth career game with at least 30 points. … Set a new season high for points in a quarter with 41 in the first period. It surpassed the 39 points they scored in the first quarter of their Nov. 9 win over Spurs. The 72 first-half points tied a season high. No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ FILE PHOTO – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 12: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics points down court during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden on December 12, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do.It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Serena donates winnings to help Australia bushfire victims Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ MILESTONE WATCHKanter becomes the first Celtics reserve to record 22 or more points and 19 or more rebounds in a single game since Larry Bird (March 16, 1982).MAKING PROGRESSPelicans rookie forward Zion Williamson was again on the floor for some pregame work, this time participating in some light 3-on-3 with teammates.Gentry says the No. 1 overall pick continues to make progress.“The problem we’ve had is that we haven’t had an opportunity to practice,” Gentry said. “He does some development workouts and things like that. … There will come a time when we stick him out to play but we don’t have an exact date.”UP NEXTPelicans: Conclude three-game road trip at Detroit on Monday.Celtics: Host the Bulls on Monday. 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President urges seniors to guide younger generation

first_imgPresident David Granger attended a Christmas party for senior citizens held at the Mackenzie High School, and distributed bicycles as part of his Buses, Boats, Bicycles, Books and Breakfast (Five Bs) programme at the New Silver City Secondary School in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).President David Granger serving lunch to senior citizens at the Mackenzie High School in Region 10Delivering brief remarks at the senior citizens’ party, President Granger said that the Government was committed to doing all that was necessary to ensure that senior citizens in Guyana enjoy a good life.  The Head of State also urged senior citizens to use the knowledge, experience and expertise that they have gained during their working years to guide and assist the younger generation to develop their Region.“This is a large region with a tremendous amount of resources… We have not exhausted the resources of this Region. Do not feel that this Region is at an economic cul-de-sac. We have to think long-term; beyond 2016 and 2017,” the President urged.After the senior citizens’ party, the Head of State proceeded to the New Silver City Secondary School, where children from Amelia’s Ward, Wisroc, Mackenzie and Christianburg gathered to receive Christmas gifts and goodies. Additionally, 20 bicycles were also distributed to children in need as part of the Five Bs programme. The bicycles were donated by the Chinese Embassy in Georgetown.President Granger told the children that Region 10, being the gateway to the hinterland, was a very strategic Region and urged them to stay in school so that they can benefit from a sound education, which will help them to further develop their Region. He also spoke of the level of importance which his Administration attached to children and their welfare, particularly at this time of year. “We feel that we should respect and honour children, because Christ came into the world as a child in the most humble circumstances and was able to bring a message of joy, peace and goodwill and it is our duty to continue spreading this message,” the President said.last_img read more

No light in sight as United lose

first_img0Shares0000SUNDERLAND, England 8th January 2014 – Manchester United manager David Moyes claimed that his side were being unfairly treated by referees after they slumped to defeat at Sunderland in their League Cup semi-final first leg.A second-half penalty from on-loan Liverpool forward Fabio Borini gave the home side a 2-1 victory at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday and condemned United to three consecutive defeats for the first time in 13 years. Moyes had previously seen his team lose by the same scoreline at home to Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City in the past week, leaving United 11 points off the pace in the Premier League and out of the FA Cup.The Scot was angry with referee Andre Marriner for awarding a free-kick against Jonny Evans in the build-up to Sunderland’s opener, which saw Ryan Giggs turn the ball into his own net in first-half stoppage time.“We defended a terrible free-kick, but how the referee has given a free-kick for that is way beyond me,” Moyes said.“I just cannot see how that is a free-kick.”Nemanja Vidic equalised for United early in the second half, only for Marriner to award Sunderland a penalty after Tom Cleverley was adjudged to have impeded home substitute Adam Johnson.Again, Moyes was unimpressed by the decision.“We are all just laughing at them at the minute,” he said.“It looks as though we are having to play them (officials) as well as the opposition at the moment.”With their league title defence on the rocks, the return leg on January 22 may represent Moyes’s only chance of salvaging a domestic trophy from his maiden campaign.As if to illustrate the heights from which the club have slipped this season, Moyes’s predecessor Alex Ferguson was present at the Stadium of Light, along with club greats Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson.However, when asked if he felt under pressure to reach the final, Moyes replied: “None whatsoever.“This is a two-legged game and I’m actually really looking forward to this second leg now.”Moyes drew encouragement from the performance of winger Adnan Januzaj, who tormented Sunderland throughout with his direct running and came close to snatching a late equaliser on three occasions.“We’ll do everything we can to try and get it right,” Moyes said.“The players put in a strong performance tonight (Tuesday), it just didn’t quite come off. But it’s not far away and it’s coming, I can sense it.“You just need to look at the performance of Adnan Januzaj tonight. He was terrific. He put in a great job and played really well.”Having eliminated Chelsea in the previous round, Sunderland remain on course to reach a first domestic cup final since 1992, when they lost to Liverpool in the FA Cup final.“It would be massive (to reach the final),” manager Gus Poyet told Sky Sports.“You don’t get there too many times. It’s many, many years from the last one, so we will try our best.”Poyet also heralded the contribution of Johnson, who added verve to the home side’s play after being sent on in the 56th minute.“I’m so pleased,” said the Uruguayan. “Today, he made my day because we were desperate for him to do well. Today, he changed the game for us.”However, with Sunderland still bottom of the Premier League table, Poyet expressed hope that their impressive cup form would translate into improved performances in the league.“That is something I need to find out, why we are capable somehow of beating top teams and being so clinical in the cup, and we cannot do the same in the league,” he said.“I need to find the reason because if not, something is happening, it’s mental. But I need to find that reason.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GOSSIP: Man United STILL confident over Pogba deal, Chelsea plot £68m Lukaku bid

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester United remain confident of signing Juventus star Paul Pogba and the deal is reportedly inching closer to being finalised. (Sky Sports)Chelsea are preparing a £68million bid to buy back striker Romelu Lukaku – although Everton are adamant they do not want to sell the 23-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, the Blues have agreed a deal to sign 16-year-old goalkeeper Marcin Bulka from Barcelona’s academy in Poland – FCB Escola Varsovia. (Metro)Everton have offered Southampton £9million for Portugal centre-back Jose Fonte. (Daily Record)New Sunderland manager David Moyes will make an attempt to land out-of-favour Manchester United duo Adnan Januzaj and forward Will Keane this summer. (Daily Express)West Ham have agreed to sell striker Diafra Sakho to West Brom for £15m – but the 26-year-old is unsure about the move. (Daily Mail)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:??Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paul Pogba will make Manchester United ‘even more interesting’Sir Alex Ferguson approves of Paul Pogba deal as midfielder teases move on social media againArsenal FC news: Jamie Vardy on why he rejected Gunners to sign new Leicester City contract‘It’s complete madness!’ – Arsenal boss Wenger critical of transfer market as Pogba closes in on £100 million move to Manchester UnitedChelsea transfer news: Fans split on possible £75m deal for Romelu LukakuManchester United transfer news: 10 experienced centre backs for Jose Mourinho to considerMore Man United: Jose Mourinho targets Dimitri Payet and Fabinho, but Darmian to leave?Arsenal transfer news: Alexandre Lacazette offer increased to £35m, centre back talks and more Gunners gossipTransfer rumours: The biggest Premier League signings and sales yet to happen this summerlast_img read more

Massive marine area gets U.S. seal

first_imgWASHINGTON – The world’s largest protected marine area is being created around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an archipelago 1,400 miles long and 100 miles wide that is home to rare marine mammals, fishes and birds. President George W. Bush is to announce today his decision to create the nation’s newest national monument from the vast chain of largely uninhabited islands, atolls, coral reef colonies and seamounts. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the new protected area in Hawaiian waters would dwarf all others. “It’s the single-largest act of ocean conservation in history. It’s a large milestone,” Lautenbacher said. “It is a place to maintain biodiversity and to maintain basically the nurseries of the Pacific. It spawns a lot of the life that permeates the middle of the Pacific Ocean.” Until now, Bush had used the 100-year-old Antiquities Act only once. The act gives the president authority to create national monuments to preserve the nation’s ancient cultural sites and unusual geological features. In February, Bush declared part of the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan a national monument. The site, covering less than half an acre, marks where an estimated 20,000 slaves and free blacks were buried in the 1700s. President Clinton used the act to create 19 national monuments and expand three others.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The region hosts more than 7,000 species, at least a fourth of them found only there and including some on the government’s endangered list, such as the Hawaiian monk seal and the nesting green sea turtle. Bush decided to invoke the 1906 National Antiquities Act and create a national monument for only the second time during his presidency, a senior administration official said. Earlier Wednesday, the president had planned to use instead the National Marine Sanctuary Act, a law that would allow challenges from Congress and others to the decision, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to upstage Bush. “This means the area will get immediate protection rather than having to wait another year,” the official said, adding that Bush opted for a monument after realizing the process had gone on for five years and elicited thousands of comments. With the national monument designation, the federal government can immediately begin a five-year phaseout of the eight commercial fishing permits in the area and impose strict prohibitions on any other extractive uses. last_img read more

Arsenal, Brighton and Tottenham hit three as goals rain in the Premier League

first_img Alexandre Lacazette and Hector Bellerin celebrate at the Emirates 1 Here’s what happened in the five 3pm kick offs in the Premier League…Arsenal 3-0 BournemouthArsenal needed to bounce back from two consecutive league defeats and gave the Emirates faithful plenty to cheer about in the first half against the Cherries. A woeful defensive performance from Eddie Howe’s troops saw Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette give the Gunners the easiest of 2-0 leads at the break.Welbeck got his second of the game five minutes into the second half to confirm the win for the north London outfit and heap further pressure on Howe, with his side without a single point on the board and only one goal to their name in the new campaign.Brighton 3-1 West Bromwich AlbionPascal Gross scored Brighton’s first ever goal in the Premier League – and their first top flight goal in 34 years – to give the hosts a lead that West Brom may have felt undeserved. No one at the Amex could have argued against the final result, though, with Gross later adding a second and Tomer Hemed a third.A late goal from James Morrison would have injected a few nerves into the home crowd, but while the Baggies did create more chances, there were few signs of a genuine comeback from the visitors.Everton 0-3 Tottenham HotspurIt looked as though Tottenham would find three points difficult to seal at Goodison Park after an even beginning to the game, before Harry Kane miss-hit a cross to catch Jordan Pickford off-guard and open the scoring. Christian Eriksen doubled their lead close to half-time to confirm what would be a difficult afternoon for the Toffees.And just seconds after the restart Kane latched onto a cross into the box from Ben Davies to secure a 3-0 victory and no doubt leave Ronald Koeman worried over the poor run of form his Everton side have hit.Leicester City 1-2 ChelseaAlvaro Morata is proving more than capable of filling Diego Costa’s boots. Leicester’s defenders marked the Spaniard well for much of the first half, but the striker finally got the better of Wes Morgan late on in the opening 45 minutes, heading in from close range to give Chelsea the lead.N’Golo Kante was the unlikely goal scorer in the opening few minutes of the second period, and while a Jamie Vardy penalty suggested a comeback could be on for Leicester, the Blues were well worth the three points.Southampton 0-2 WatfordSouthampton have been short on confidence in front of goal and predictably struggled against a Watford team whose defence has proved tough to break down this season. Watford were patient in opening the scoring, with Abdoulaye Doucoure’s 20-yard strike in the 38th minute the difference at the break.The Saints failed to lift their game and only seconds after his introduction to the field, a 25-yard drive from Daryl Janmaat nestled in the bottom-left corner 66 minutes in and was all that was needed to seal the win. Mauricio Pellegrino’s men left the field at the final whistle to a chorus of boos and there will be plenty fearful of how their season could progress if their form doesn’t soon improve.last_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN CAN APPEAL RAPE CONVICTION TO SUPREME COURT – APPEAL COURT RULES

first_imgA Co Donegal man jailed for attempted rape of a woman while she slept after he climbed up a drain pipe into her house can appeal his conviction to the Supreme Court on grounds it raises points of law of public importance.The Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday granted Raymond Gormley’s application. The court certified that points of law arose in the case which should, in the public interest, be determined by the Supreme Court.These relate to a suspect’s right of access to a legal representative when the suspect is in Garda custody. The court had previously dismissed Gormley’s appeal to that court against his conviction. Gormley (28), with an address at the Quiet Moment apartments, Letterkenny, was convicted in 2007 at the Central Criminal Court of attempted anal rape on April 24th, 2005. He denied the charges, and was jailed for six years and directed to be registered as a sex offender.LETTERKENNY MAN CAN APPEAL RAPE CONVICTION TO SUPREME COURT – APPEAL COURT RULES was last modified: February 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

TOURISM BOOST: TOP HOTELIER REPORTS MASSIVE AMERICAN INTEREST IN DONEGAL

first_imgONE OF Donegal’s leading hoteliers is ‘extremely excited’ at the prospect of more American tourists coming to Donegal this year after taking part in a whistle-stop tour of the southern states.Deirdre McGlone, proprietor of the plush Harvey’s Point hotel at Lough Eske near Donegal Town, told donegaldaily.com that tour operators in places like Jacksonville and Miami were gobsmacked by the beauty of the county.“When we showed them images of Slieve League, they were stunned by its beauty but they were also amazed by what Donegal has to offer, especially when it comes top quality hotels and superb golf courses,” she said. “I was there promoting the whole of Donegal after years when tourists who came to this country came into Dublin and followed that with trips to Cork and Kerry.“Now those same tourists want to come to the North West which is great news for the county.“They know when they do come that they won’t spend their time bumping into other tourists and that they will get a real experience of Ireland and of the real Donegal.”Deirdre added: “I’m came home very excited by the potential of Donegal and the entire North West this year. It has been fantastic to get such a reaction and we are confident our tour of the southern States of America will begin to yield results. “It really is good news for Donegal.”Pictured (left to right) is John Hehir from Dromoland Castle, Nancy Mc Laughlin from Universal Travel, Florida, Deirdre McGlone, Jonathan Epstein from Celebrated Experiences, Atlanta and Alan Maloney from Mount Falcon Castle.TOURISM BOOST: TOP HOTELIER REPORTS MASSIVE AMERICAN INTEREST IN DONEGAL was last modified: February 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

ACTRESS NIAMH CUSACK: MY BRILLIANT CHILDHOOD DONEGAL HOLIDAYS

first_imgNiamh Cusack on stageTOP ACTRESS NIAMH Cusack has told how her favourite childhood memories centre around holidays in Donegal.The top Irish actress and star of stage and screen says she remembers her trips to Donegal from her home in Dublin in the 1960s very fondly.The London-based star, 51, said: “We used to go to Donegal with a family called the Gaffneys, who had eight girls. “We would play rounders on the beach in the rain and swim in the freezing Atlantic water.“The mother was a great baker; we used to come back and she’d have made these flapjacks – we called them “chicken food”.“They were rationed rigorously and there were always fights over them. The father would do quizzes around the dinner table. To be around a huge, bustling family was great.”However the actress, when asked about her favourite destination in these islands, chose the Cotswolds in England. And her favourite destination abroad….Paris!ACTRESS NIAMH CUSACK: MY BRILLIANT CHILDHOOD DONEGAL HOLIDAYS was last modified: April 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalNiamh Cusacklast_img read more