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Bolick shrugs off fatigue to deliver in clutch for San Beda

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I let the team down in our games against Lyceum. I had a lot of miscues, free throws missed, and a lot of turnovers. So I just told myself I have to find ways to stay motivated. Even though I was already tired, I was just shouting and I gave everything I had for the team,” he said.The Red Lions are now a win away from a successful title defense and Bolick knows that the job still isn’t over, expecting a tougher fight from Lyceum once Game 2 rolls on next Thursday.“LPU is really a great defensive team. When you turn around, they’re always there. They’re really a tough team and they bring out the best in us. I’m pretty sure that in Game 2, they’ll be better, so we should be more composed. We have to double our effort,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE: Team Lakay bets Pacio, Iniong score KOs LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luckily, his screams were enough to give not only himself but his San Beda teammates the needed lift as the Red Lions scored the 94-87 Game 1 victory over Lyceum on Friday.Bolick seemed to have went on auto-pilot in the final minute and a half as he scored nine of San Beda’s last 11 points, enough to allow the Red Lions to prove that they could topple the erstwhile-undefeated top seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I just had to find motivation to play. That’s how I am. Whenever I shoot, I shout because I want to feel the crowd,” said the 6-foot-1 guard, who finished the game with 24 points, four rebounds, and two assists.It took San Beda three tries to beat Lyceum and Bolick drew motivation from those first two meetings heading into their finals duel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFacing what he regards as the toughest team he has ever faced in his career in the NCAA Season 93 Finals, Robert Bolick could only do one thing to bring out the best in him: scream.“I’m already tired. All I could do is shout because I was trying to find a motivation. I know we can’t let this game go,” he said on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Belingon continues resurgence, eyes ONE title shot

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipRiding on four-match win streak, Kevin Belingon’s confidence was sky high heading into his main event clash with Andrew Leone in ONE: Heroes of Honor.The Igorot fighter didn’t waste time stamping his class against his American opponent on Friday, going on a barrage early and never letup.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 That grit fueled Belingon to stay on course before connecting with a spinning side kick that sent Leone flying before firing a barrage of knees and elbows.“When I felt that I can beat him, I didn’t hesitate taking him down. I just threw elbows and knees until the referee stopped the match,” he said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownOne could argue that Belingon’s current stretch also coincides with his best form yet as he hasn’t dropped a match since failing to dethrone Bibiano Fernandes as the ONE Bantamweight Champion back in January 2016.But for the Team Lakay stalwart, it’s all in his preparation. Wizards top Raptors behind Beal, Wall P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames “I really prepared for this fight so that in every aspect of the game, I could go toe-to-toe with him. I was confident that I could stay on him on the ground,” said the 30-year-old striker.Hiking his record to 18-5, Belingon doesn’t want to get too ahead of himself as he hopes to show his mettle and once again, be deemed worthy of another challenge against Fernandes.“I’m using this as my preparation for another title shot if they give that to me. I’m just waiting for ONE’s decision and I’ll continue training hard,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’last_img read more

Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus wins UEFA goal of season

first_img“Thanks to everyone who voted for me. Will never forget that moment, specially the reaction of the fans in the stadium,” the 33-year-old Portuguese superstar said on Twitter, using the hashtag #SpecialMoment.Real Madrid was already leading against the Italian champions thanks to Ronaldo’s opener after just two minutes when he acrobatically blasted in Dani Carvajal’s cross on 64 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Ronaldo said it was “the best goal” of his career and it helped Real to a 3-0 win on the night and moved them a step closer to an eventual quarter-final victory over Juve. The Spanish club went on to win the competition for the third consecutive season.The striker said the crowd’s reaction — a standing ovation from the Juventus fans — played a part in his decision to move to Turin in a 100 million-euro deal last month. Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) celebrates after shooting a penalty kick to score a goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Real Madrid CF and Juventus FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CURTO DE LA TORRECristiano Ronaldo’s stunning overhead bicycle kick for Real Madrid against current club Juventus has been voted UEFA’s goal of the season.The former Real Madrid striker beat competition from 11 nominees for the award in honor of his goal in last season’s Champions League quarter-final first leg in Turin.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the all-time top scorer in the Champions League with 120 goals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Ramping up Olympic preps: Japan wins 3 skateboarding golds MOST READcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Ramjattan to seek re-election despite AFC’s constitutional ban

first_img…major shake-up looms in AFC leadershipAlliance For Change (AFC) Leader Khemraj Ramjattan has indicated his desire to run again for the leadership post in the party, despite a constitutional ban.Article 19 of the AFC’s Constitution states that, “The various senior positions of the AFC, including those in the National Executive, Regions and Groups ought to be rotated as far as is possible so that no member is allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, so as to ensure a broader activism in leadership positions by the membership.”Ramjattan was elected as AFC Leader in 2012, serving already four years which is equivalent to two terms. According to Article 7 of the party’s Constitution, “A national convention shall be held every two years at a place and time decided by the National Executive Committee.”Ramjattan, though adamant to be re-elected to serve in the leadership capacity, is expected to face stiff competition for the post at the upcoming elections which will be held at the party’s National Executive Conference (NEC) later this month.Ramjattan told a news conference on Friday that he will run again for the highest position in the party’s leadership and that he welcomes the nominations of other party members, citing that it represents the democratic nature of the AFC.However, this goes against the AFC’s Constitution which places a limit on persons serving in the leadership position of the party.AFC’s General Secretary David Patterson, during the news conference, indicated his willingness to accept the nomination for the leadership post.“If I do have to challenge, I will. From the time I have joined the AFC nobody has ever declined or stepped down from a challenge. The party decides. So, if I am nominated, I will stand and let the delegates decide who shall be the leader for the next two years,” Patterson, who is currently Public Infrastructure Minister, said.Senior Member of the AFC and Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes also posited that she too will accept a nomination.“Why would the ladies want to be left out of the management of the party?  We are a young party and I think that is what is exciting about the AFC. We love a challenge. We play hard, we discuss hard and we work hard. We don’t feel any impediments, that there is a way you must do this or that and that a leader must not be challenged and that kind of thing. It is an open game. Our members are the ones that will make the nominations and we are up for the challenge,” she stated.The AFC’s National Executive Conference (NEC) will be hosted on January 28 at the Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) – the first NEC outside of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The NEC will include elections for the position of the party’s leader, Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary and 12 National Executive Members.last_img read more

Wheelers cruise to game 2 win

first_img– Advertisement -The Grande Prairie Wheelers posted another impressive 60-minute performance, as they held serve on home ice on Wednesday night.After winning game one in Fort St. John on Monday night, the Wheelers effectively crashed the net and took advantage of a depleted Fort St. John defence, in a 5-2 win in game two.Robbie Sidhu opened the scoring for the Huskies, but two quick goals from Grande Prairie gave the Wheelers a lead after 20 minutes, and the Huskies couldn’t climb back in the game.Garrett Muir suffered the loss in goal, while Kris Dika won his fifth straight playoff start for Grande Prairie.  It was Muir’s first action since game two of the Beaverlodge series, and the netminder admits it took him a while to re-adjust. “In the first period I felt pretty rusty … but in the second period I just got my head back into it” said the Terrace native, adding “there’s some goals that I kind of regret, but it happens.” By Jon Zacks “I’m fairly pleased with our effort tonight, when you consider all of the circumstances, I thought everybody on the ice worked hard.” The Huskies had a hard time challenging Kris Dika in the game, though Coach Bob Kalb says he didn’t think Grande Prairie played its best game, and felt it was winnable. Advertisement Game three goes Friday night at the North Peace Arena, and the Huskies know the pressure will be on them, if they don’t want the series to fall out of reach. “I hope to have Ryan Stickel back, and hopefully we’ll have two or three of those midget D-men in the lineup” Coach Kalb said of Friday’s game, adding “I expect we’re going to be a lot more solid, and I think this series is a long way from over.”last_img read more

Most Antelope Valley schools score below state median

first_imgTwo-thirds of Antelope Valley schools scored at or below the state median for schools with similar demographics, according to a report released today. Of 91 schools given a 1-10 ranking on the Academic Performance Index, 29 scored a 6 or better in a ranking that compares schools with similar student bodies, such as numbers of students from poor backgrounds or who are learning English. “I think we are the typical district, I think that all the schools in the state of California are facing the same things we’re facing, with students who have special needs, students who are disadvantaged,” said James Lott, trustee clerk with the Antelope Valley Union High School District. “There are some who have more problems than we have, but we’re doing our best,” he said. “I think any time you have somebody who’s able to spend 100 percent of their working day with a school, I think it works quite well,” said Donita Winn, a school district trustee. The 1-10 ranking is based on schools’ scores on the API, which gives a school a score of between 200 and 1,000. The state’s goal is for every school to hit 800. The Antelope Valley, which has a significant number of students from low-performing subgroups, will be affected by a new approach the California Department of Education is rolling out. The department will expect students from each subgroup, such as the socioeconomically disadvantaged, Latinos or African-Americans, to show an annual 5 percent improvement toward getting to a score of 800 on the API. The bar had been set lower for subgroups, but state officials said the higher standard is needed to close the “achievement gap” that had some students lagging behind. The responsibility will be on school districts to work with students from low-performing subgroups to improve their scores. “We’ve done some modeling on it, and clearly there’s going to be more schools failing,” said Pat McCabe, director of policy and evaluation with the California Department of Education. “But it only looked like about 3 or 4 percent of the schools.” (661) 257-5253 Four Antelope Valley schools received a 10 on the similar schools ranking. They were Wilsona Elementary, Bailey Avenue Elementary, Anaverde Hills Elementary and Rosamond High. Four schools received a 9 or better on the similar schools ranking. Those schools were Palm Tree Elementary, Sundown Elementary, Armagosa Creek Middle and Tierra Bonita South Elementary. A study released earlier this month showed that Antelope Valley High School has one of the state’s highest transient student populations, and those challenges were apparent in its score. The school scored a 7 on the similar schools ranking, but a 1 on the overall ranking, which compares schools without taking student demographics into account. Last year, the state required the school district to hire an official to oversee Antelope Valley High because it had failed to improve test scores. last_img read more

Carter takes aim at Bush in interview

first_img“Apparently, Sunday mornings in Plains for former President Carter includes hurling reckless accusations at your fellow man,” said Amber Wilkerson, Republican National Committee spokeswoman. She said it was hard to take Carter seriously because he also “challenged Ronald Reagan’s strategy for the Cold War.” Carter came down hard on the Iraq war. “We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that sometime in the future our security might be endangered,” he said. “But that’s been a radical departure from all previous administration policies.” Carter, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, also offered a harsh assessment for the White House’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which helped religious charities receive $2.15 billion in federal grants in fiscal year 2005 alone. “The policy from the White House has been to allocate funds to religious institutions, even those that channel those funds exclusively to their own particular group of believers in a particular religion,” Carter said. “As a traditional Baptist, I’ve always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one.” LITTLE ROCK – Former President Jimmy Carter says President George W. Bush’s administration is “the worst in history” in international relations, taking aim at the White House’s policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy. The criticism from Carter, which a biographer says is unprecedented for the 39th president, also took aim at Bush’s environmental policies and the administration’s “quite disturbing” faith-based initiative funding. “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history,” Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper’s Saturday editions. “The overt reversal of America’s basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.” Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo confirmed his comments to The Associated Press on Saturday and declined to elaborate. He spoke while promoting his new audiobook series, “Sunday Mornings in Plains,” a collection of weekly Bible lessons from his hometown of Plains, Ga. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Klopp slams ‘idiots’ who attacked City bus

first_imgWindows were broken and City had to hire a replacement bus for their return journey, so extensive was the damage to the original.Fans have long greeted team buses on their way into Anfield before major fixtures, and two years ago the Europa League quarter-final and semi-final matches against Villarreal and Borussia Dortmund saw thousands of fans line the streets amid a flurry of red smoke flares.Both matches, however, passed off without major incident.But fans may now be barred from lining the route for future games, with Klopp reiterating Friday his disgust at what had happened to City on their way into Anfield.“I have to say, again, apologies for what happened before the game,” said Klopp.“It is so strange because you go with your own bus through the crowd and it feels fantastic, it is passion.“Then you come into the stadium and the first thing I heard is they smashed the bus of Man City and it kills everything in that moment for us.”The German added: “You cannot be happy about that, you don’t feel ‘it’ any more.“Because of a few idiots it will maybe never happen again. It changed everything.“The atmosphere during the game was one of the best I have experienced but these things around it changed my view.“It is not OK. It is not how it should have been.”Given their arrival at the ground and the result of the match, City could have been forgiven for wanting to make as quick a getaway from Anfield as possible.But instead they stopped to assist a woman who was involved in a collision with a car yards from the Arkles pub on Anfield Road, where before the match their bus had been hit with bottles and flares.“The medical staff of Man City did what they did but it is an outstanding thing to do and leaves us even more in a situation where we think ‘Oof, it was all strange’,” Klopp added.Meanwhile Liverpool are set to give Mohamed Salah as much time as possible to prove his fitness for Saturday’s Merseyside derby against Everton.The Egypt forward, the Premier League’s leading scorer so far this season with 29 goals, came off during the European success against English champions-elect Manchester City with a groin problem.“I don’t want to give anything away and I want to wait,” said Klopp. “It makes no sense to talk about what we do with boys in rehab but we’ve tried everything to make him available.“There are 23 hours to go so let’s see what happens.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bottles and cans are thrown at the bus as Manchester City players arrive for their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 6 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the idiots who attacked Manchester City’s team bus, saying it would be difficult for Reds supporters to welcome their own team to Anfield in future.City’s bus was struck by hurled bottles and cans on its way into Anfield ahead of their shock 3-0 defeat by Liverpool in a Champions League quarter-final first leg tie on Wednesday.last_img read more

Police raid S. Korean sports agency in Ronaldo row

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench for Juventus’s friendly last month in Seoul, angering fans. © AFP / Jung Yeon-jeSeoul, Korea, Republic of, Aug 9 – South Korean police raided a sports agency as part of a fraud inquiry after Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sat out a friendly in Seoul, enraging thousands of fans.Police said the raid, which followed a criminal complaint, was intended to investigate whether whether the agency lied by claiming Ronaldo was guaranteed to play. “We raided the office on Thursday,” a Seoul police officer told AFP.“We are looking into whether the agency proceeded with the match even though they were well aware prior to the game that Ronaldo may not — or was not going to — play.”A criminal complaint filed by a prosecutor-turned-lawyer accuses agency The Fasta of swindling some 6 billion won (US$4.9 million) worth of ticket sales by saying the contract with the Italian club obliged Ronaldo to play for at least 45 minutes, and not warning buyers that he might not appear.The lawyer, Oh Seok-hyun, did not go to the match himself but filed the complaint because he “thought it was very unjust”, one of his colleagues told AFP.The Portuguese striker stayed on the bench throughout last month’s friendly against a K-League all-stars team, with Juventus saying he was rested on medical advice because of muscle fatigue.The sell-out 65,000 crowd made its displeasure known during the game, which was delayed for an hour after Juventus arrived late from the airport.The K-League has accused Juventus of “deception” and demanded an apology.But the club has rejected accusations of deception and misbehaviour, with chairman Andrea Agnelli writing to the K-League: “Ronaldo was… obliged, according to our medical staff’s advice, to rest due to a muscle fatigue.“I definitely reject your accusation of irresponsible behaviour, arrogance, of disregard for fans, which we always honour,” he added.The head of The Fasta, Robin Jang, has been banned from leaving the country and will soon be questioned, police added.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDetails of last year’s Heritage Week.National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 20 until Sunday, August 28 this year with the theme of ‘100 Years of Heritage’.If you or your group is planning an event for Heritage Week, free training days for event organisers are being held in the Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin on Thursday, April 14 and in the Druid Theatre, Flood Street, Galway on Wednesday, April 27 organised by The Heritage Council. Places are limited so advance booking is essential.“County Donegal has become one of the places to be during National Heritage Week with over 100 events taking place around the county every year” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “The Heritage Council organise free training days every year to provide advice and support to people and groups planning to organise ‘Heritage Week’ events. This year’s training will include themes such as reaching new audiences, event management, resources and networking with other event organisers. It’s a great way to learn how to plan your Heritage Week event and to get ideas and inspiration for local events”.National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council in association with Local Authority Heritage Officers and sees events organised across the country by almost 1,000 heritage enthusiasts from organisations to community groups and individuals.You can register for one of the free Heritage Week Event Organiser Training Days in Dublin or Galway by registering on-line on the Heritage Week website at Early booking is strongly recommended as places are limited.FREE TRAINING DAYS OFFERED FOR DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: March 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare 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