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Tiu embraces bigger role for Rain or Shine

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals And if this first game is any indication, he looks like he’ll easily pass the test as coach Caloy Garcia is giving them a free rein to anchor their younger teammates.“I think the confidence is much higher now for me, especially because I know that I’ll be playing a lot of minutes than before. Coach Caloy has showed that he’s been trusting me now more, and that makes a difference in any athlete’s confidence if you know you’re gonna get minutes,” he said.That, however, isn’t limited to just Tiu as he lauded how Rain or Shine executed down the stretch despite losing to TNT in virtually every statistical category — save for shooting as their 36-percent clip from the field proved to be just enough to eke out the W, something which he believes the team can build on as the season goes.“I think it’s a good test for us early on because we’re playing close games like this. Towards the end of the elimination round and in the playoffs, if ever we make it there, we’ll be playing a lot of close games so we have to get accustomed to that, especially now that a lot of us used to be second stringers to the Paul Lees, the Jeff Chans, and the JR Quiñahans,” he said.He added: “I think the conference looks promising for our new team. A lot of new faces, a lot of young guys are stepping up — look at the stats, the scoring is pretty balanced. Everybody chipped in offensively and even defensively. It’s a good practice for us as we move forward in the season.”ADVERTISEMENT Nash: Challenge is for us to make shots Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tiu was one of the key players who delivered the season-opening triumph for Rain or Shine as he contributed 12 points and three rebounds on Friday.His stellar performance, as the former Ateneo playmaker says, was by design as he challenged himself to take a bigger role on the team this season, especially with a number of key cogs of the old champion teams already gone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m trying to be more offensive-minded. Before, I was pass-first, but with the departure of some of our scorers, we have to fill in. Naturally, I’m more of a pass-first player, but I’m kind of changing my mentality to be more aggressive just to facilitate and be more of a leader, especially now that we have a lot of young guys and new personalities in the team,” he said.Already in his sixth year in the PBA, Tiu knows that his responsibility has drastically changed with the Elasto Painters as he is now counted on to commander the crew together with fellow veterans Gabe Norwood, Beau Belga, and James Yap. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt was an ugly win for Rain or Shine but Chris Tiu would gladly take it.“It wasn’t the prettiest game offensively, but we’re happy to win. A win is a win,” Tiu said on the heels of the Elasto Painters hacking out a 82-79 victory over TNT to start their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup right.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Jarin, former deputy Silva reunite in NU rout of UE

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown NU rips UE in matchup of bottom dwellers For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Jarin emerged as the victor when National University trumped Silva’s University of the East, 88-61, on Saturday.READ: NU rips UE in matchup of bottom dwellersFEATURED 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 ChrissFor 40 minutes, Jarin treated Silva as the enemy but once the clock showed zeroes he knew that his former lieutenant would always be a special person to him.“Coach Joe and the Silva family will always be family to me and I’ve known coach Joe since he was in fourth year high school in 1998,” said Jarin Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After Jarin transitioned to the Blue Eagles as an assistant coach in 2011, and for a time a deputy under Norman Black with Meralco in the PBA, Silva took full control of the Blue Eaglets leading them to the Season 77 and 80 titles.Also part of that Season 80 team was Dave Ildefonso, who is now with Jarin at NU.“It’s fun and weird to play against coach Joe but coach Jamike said he’s the enemy but after the game, after everything, he’s still my coach,” said Ildefonso, who had 14 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, in Filipino.“I’ve been a player of coach Joe’s for three years and he’s one of my mentors,” added Ildefonso.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJamike Jarin and Joe Silva have always have each others’ backs since the two were leading Ateneo in the juniors’ field of the UAAP.Together, they won five titles with Jarin as the Blue Eaglets’ head coach and Silva his trusted assistant so when the two faced each other in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament it had an atmosphere of a bittersweet reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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Darling Scorpions Steal The Show

first_imgThe statistics of the game favored Gambia’s U-20 national team, the Darling Scorpions, as they stole the show with a lone goal in the 30th minute yesterday against Satellites at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.  It was in the first leg preliminary round match of the African Youth Championships.The Gambians created more goals, and wasted all except one in the 30th minute when winger Saloum Faal outran Moses Tokpa to center for Bubacarr Trawally to connect home.  They also earned 9 corner-kicks against two by their Liberian counterparts.  The Gambians showed a more purposeful game, and their strikers, inside left Bubacarr Trawally, winger Saloum Faal and center forward Bakary Daffeh played a more coordinated game.  Their partnership more often than not left their Liberian counterparts struggling to keep pace.  In the post, Gambian goalkeeper Bubacarr Sanyang cooperated well with his defense, but it was the Liberian goalkeeper Abdulai Koulibaly whose effective responses frustrated his attackers who found it easier to shoot the ball off-target, many times.  While the Gambians played, using long range passes to center for the goal, their Liberian counterparts played a crowded midfield and on many occasions restarted their game, by kicking the ball back to their defense.  Liberia’s defender Moses Tokpa had a bad day, as he was left struggling to keep up on three occasions.  It was on one of such occasions that Saloum Faal beat him to the left and made his cross for the winner.  With the 1-0 loss, the return-leg in Banjul, The Gambia places the burden on the Liberian side to win at least 2-0 to be able to qualify in the African Youth Championships.  The drawback was the lack of coordination in the players’ team-work, in such a competitive environment.  The Gambians played much improved and confident game, and striker Ali Sowe was at his best.  His ability to eliminate attacking players aided him to connect the ball with precision. He was strong and fast on the ball, an important asset to the team.  United States based Coach William Tenesio Tarpeh, presently visiting, told the Daily Observer at half time, “The Liberians will have to use the wings, like a triangle and set up the goals,” which could not happen.  Liberia’s goalkeeper Koulibaly was effective and agile, and he showed that he was class of his own.  With youth in his favor, Liberia stands a better chance, and though the results were unfavorable, Liberia stands to benefit if they are made to work together for a longer time.  The Gambians, some of their medics were seen with gloves on their hands, (remember we still have Ebola here) are ahead with the away victory.  “Every game has its own development,” said another coach who has observed football development for a long time, “with proper organization the players could give a different story in the return leg in The Gambia.”  Well, we wait to see. Liberia: Abdilai Koulibaly, Benjamin Gbamy, Raymond Fancia, Fred Fofana, Moses Tokpa, Titus Kamara, Emmanuel Geeplay, Sam Jackson, Nimely Blamo, Oscar Dorley, Sporo Somah.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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GRA promises rigid monitoring of exploration companies

first_img– remains committed to oil & gas industryIterating its steadfast commitment to fulfilling its obligations as one of the regulatory bodies for the rapidly emerging oil and gas sector in Guyana, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has said that part of that commitment involves the imposition of rigid systems to closely monitor companies that are undertaking exploration and extraction of oil offshore, in keeping with the contractual agreement between the Guyana Government and those oil exploration companies, including US oil giant ExxonMobil.The GRA has said, however, that while it would be privy to sensitive information in regard to the discharge of its duties, same would be treated with confidentiality, and only necessary details would be shared with officers.“The Commissioner-General will only share such excerpts of the said agreement with relevant officers in the event that their duties require them being privy to such information in the execution of such duties,” the tax body said on Thursday.The GRA has said that its position takes into consideration a number of factors, chief among which are sensitivity and confidentiality of the documents, and the level of caution that has to be imposed to guard against persistent breaches of the Secrecy Oath at the Authority.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had recently opined that although Government has moved to create a special unit at the GRA to deal with the oil and gas sector, the revenue collecting body would be unable to manage the invoices from ExxonMobil and other oil and gas companies.Jagdeo said the move to create this special unit paints a perfect picture that Government is getting ready for the new sector, but that does not defend the best interest of the country.“If the GRA doesn’t even have the capacity to conduct audits on many of our businesses now, something has to be wrong. GRA is collecting our taxes. We have to have a unit that is properly staffed; that has people with experience in dealing with the petroleum industry, who can say, ‘This service we are buying here, we are aware that it could be competitively sourced from another place at same quality’,” Jagdeo has said.Jagdeo has declared that he has no confidence in the GRA to manage the task. “They are struggling to go after people to collect Value Added Tax (VAT), and even complex local invoices they can’t handle,” he reasoned. “I would have preferred (that for) an industry that has long-term implications, (the situation) would have been dealt with in a more apolitical fashion; but when you try to raise issues of a technical nature…,” Jagdeo bemoaned.He restated the reasons why the Opposition would not support the Petroleum Commission Bill, stressing that it gives the minister too much power in giving the minister responsible for petroleum the authority to terminate the Board of the Commission at any time.The minister would also be granted the power to discharge the functions of the Board if the Board is not appointed.On that basis, Jagdeo said, the oil and gas model being developed by the current Administration, “will not allow us to build strong technical capacity.“So that is the huge problem we have with the approach with this Government,” he explained.last_img read more

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Grocery strike closer?

first_imgAdena Tessler, a spokeswoman for the chain, said everyone knew health care was going to be an issue. “Everyone is talking about shared responsibility,” she said. The two sides have been bargaining since before March 5, when the original three-year contract expired. It has been extended twice and is now renewed daily, with an option for either party to cancel it with 72 hours notice. The union walked out of talks April 4 but shortly after its negotiators came back to the table and a federal mediator reported “some progress on difficult and complex issues.” The off-again, on-again negotiations recall the tense ramp-up to a strike in 2003 and 2004 that cost the chains an estimated $2 billion. After a grueling 139-day ordeal, the union agreed to a contract with a two-tier system that gives richer benefits and wages to veterans than new hires. Grocery union leaders walked away from negotiations with three major chain stores for the second time in five weeks on Tuesday evening, moving closer to a possible strike. Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons proposed such low contributions to an employee health fund that it would bankrupt the system, according to a spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers. “This was not a proposal, this was a provocation,” said spokesman Mike Shimpock. “The problem here is we don’t want a strike, but we’re being left no choice.” Up for discussion at union meetings slated for Tuesday night and today is the possibility of canceling the contract extension and taking strike votes against Vons and Ralphs, like the one passed against Albertsons in March. The union has almost 70,000 members across Southern California and wants to abolish the two-tier system, while the chains are pleased with it. julia.scott@dailynews.com (818) 713-3735 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

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Pimm seeks guidance from provincial Conflict Commissioner

first_imgLast August, the land commission blasted as “inappropriate” Pimm’s efforts on behalf of Terry McLeod to have The Horse Park land removed from the agricultural land reserve to build rodeo grounds and a campsite off the Swanson Lumber Road. Pimm wrote to the commission to express his concern about their decision to reject the application, and also had his ministerial assistant contact the commission about the file.The commission said Pimm’s efforts could give the public and the commission itself the impression that he “was attempting to politically influence the commission.”Clark did not respond to questions about whether Pimm should step down from cabinet while the issue is reviewed.- Advertisement –last_img

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Scotiabank predicts challenging year to come for commodity producers

first_imgTORONTO, O.N. — Scotiabank Economics is predicting next year will remain challenging for most commodity producers, with global growth expected to remain lackluster at best.Patricia Mohr is Scotiabank Vice-President of Economics, and Commodity Market Specialist, and she says, “In particular, competition in oil markets could intensify in the first half of 2016 as sanctions on Iran are lifted.”She’s referring to a key provision of the much ballyhooed, but highly controversial, Iran nuclear deal reached earlier this year in Switzerland.- Advertisement -However, she also says, “The gradual tightening of supplies of many commodities — linked to production curtailments and a sharp slowdown in capacity expansion — in the face of rising demand should start to boost prices across a broad front by 2017.”The year-end review and 2016 outlook predicts a number of commodities will outperform in the coming year and among Ms. Mohr’s top picks for investors in 2016 is oriented strand board.The Scotiabank report says the panel board used in residential construction was the top performing industrial commodity this year.Advertisement It also says OSB prices should strengthen further by the second half of next year, as U.S. housing starts gradually recover in the face of limited supply.On the downside the Scotiabank Commodity Price Index — after rallying in October — lost ground again last month, declining 5.4 per cent and on a year-over-year basis will end 2015 down more than 30 per cent.The report also says while many commodity prices remain well above the 2008-2009 recessionary lows, today’s weakness is broader based, extending to ferrous metals, propane and natural gas, which opened this week still below $2/1,000 cubic feet.last_img read more

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Sheffield United news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – every game revealed

first_img1 Will the Blades have a cutting edge this season? This is how the season will unfold. (All fixtures subject to change)05/08/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Brentford12/08/2017 15:00 Middlesbrough v Sheffield United15/08/2017 19:45 Cardiff City v Sheffield United19/08/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Barnsley26/08/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Derby County09/09/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Sheffield United12/09/2017 20:00 Bolton Wanderers v Sheffield United16/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Norwich City23/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United26/09/2017 19:45 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton30/09/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United14/10/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Ipswich Town21/10/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Reading28/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield United31/10/2017 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United04/11/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Hull City18/11/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Sheffield United21/11/2017 19:45 Sheffield United v Fulham25/11/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Birmingham City02/12/2017 15:00 Millwall v Sheffield United09/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Bristol City16/12/2017 15:00 Preston North End v Sheffield United23/12/2017 15:00 Aston Villa v Sheffield United26/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Sunderland30/12/2017 15:00 Sheffield United v Bolton Wanderers01/01/2018 15:00 Derby County v Sheffield United13/01/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday20/01/2018 15:00 Norwich City v Sheffield United27/01/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Aston Villa03/02/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Sheffield United10/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Leeds United17/02/2018 15:00 Reading v Sheffield United20/02/2018 19:45 Sheffield United v Queens Park Rangers24/02/2018 15:00 Hull City v Sheffield United03/03/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Burton Albion06/03/2018 19:45 Fulham v Sheffield United10/03/2018 15:00 Ipswich Town v Sheffield United17/03/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest31/03/2018 15:00 Brentford v Sheffield United02/04/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Cardiff City07/04/2018 15:00 Barnsley v Sheffield United10/04/2018 19:45 Sheffield United v Middlesbrough14/04/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Millwall21/04/2018 15:00 Birmingham City v Sheffield United28/04/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Preston North End06/05/2018 12:30 Bristol City v Sheffield UnitedtalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals.last_img read more

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Letterkenny Rovers Youth team earn derby win over Bonagee

first_imgLetterkenny Rovers will be mightily relieved to get back to winning ways in the Donegal Youth League when they got the better of a highly determined Bonagee side 2-1 in wonderful footballing conditions at the Aura on Wednesday evening.Both sides came into this game with contrasting fortunes from their weekend games with Rovers licking their wounds after losing to Fanad while Bonagee were buoyed by a 6-1 win at Gweedore Utd but it was Rovers who started the brighter and Codey Brogan should have scored when rounding the keeper after only seven minutes but saw his goalbound shot blocked by the retreating Bonagee defender.Bonagee then had the ball in the net when the impressive Matthe deCooks effort was ruled out for offside while Brogan came close again for the hosts on 18 minutes but could not direct his header on target when well placed to score.Cameron Gormley got a rare start for Rovers and was lively and could have opened the scoring on 19 minutes while Bonagee came closest on 39 minutes when Ryan Moran teed up deCook and his long range effort forced home netminder Eoin O’Boyle into a save low to his right before the first half ended like it had started with Rovers coming close when Ciaran Daffan should have done better with a neat flick from a James Tourish free kick but it was saved comfortably by Peter O’Donnell in the Bonagee goal with the game locked in a goalless stalemate at the break.Tony O’Carroll is at the helm in Bonagee this season and he will have been pleased to see his side side start the second half in bright fashion and they came close on three occasions through deCook, a Paddy Sharpe header and an Oisin Purdy shot which forced O’Boyle into a good save low to his right before Rovers made them pay for those misses when they took the lead on 54 minutes.A quick throw from second half sub Peter McEniff found Tourish and his long ball set Brogan away and he did well to find space in the box drawing the keeper out  before rolling it into the path of Tarlach O’Boyle and he simply couldnt miss with the keeper stranded.Sharpe then had an effort for Bonagee before Ronan Downey saw a good effort saved before Rovers doubled the lead when Brian Diver and O’Boyle combined to set up Brogan on 76 minutes and he made no mistake from close range this time having spurned an earlier opportunity just two minutes earlier forcing O’Donnell into a fine double save after Divers initial shot.That should have been game,set and match but Bonagee got one back when Matthew deCook fired a sublime effort over O’Boyle from outside the box to make it 2-1 on 85 minutes and though Bonagee looked lively Rovers held out to gain what could be a valuable three points.Both sides are back in action on Saturday with Bonagee hosting Fanad while Letterkenny entertain Gweedore Celtic.Letterkenny Rovers; Eoin O’Boyle, Calvin O’Brien, James tourish, Eoghan Kelly, Ciaran Daffan, Jerome Angel-Atahuene, Tarlach O’Boyle, Sean Curran, Codey Brogan, Shane Doherty, Cameron Gormley.Subs; Peter McEniff for Daffan 48, Rhys Duncan for Gormley 65, Brian Diver for Tourish 65, Daire Crossan for Atahuene 71.Bonagee Utd;  Peter O’Donnell, John O’Donnell, Sean Mcnulty, Kyle Gormley, Darren Coyle, Paddy Sharpe, Jamie Gallagher, Daniel Stolarcyzk,Matthew de Cook, oisin Purdy, Ryan moran.Subs;Ronan Downey for gallagher 60, Jordan Rodgers for Sharpe 70 mins, Max Dunnion for moran 75 mins, Stephen Lafferty for Purdy 86.Letterkenny Rovers Youth team earn derby win over Bonagee was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny YouthssoccerSportlast_img read more

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Glennie Garners First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete Honors

first_imgGlennie, a junior from Clearwater, Fla., owns a perfect 4.0 grade-point average as an English major. She recorded 22 rounds in the 70s this season and posted a 78.0 average through 28 rounds. Glennie capped off the 2017 season with a 17th-place finish at the MVC Championship to earn her second-straight top-18 flag honor. To be eligible for nominations to the MVC Scholar-Athlete teams, nominees must own a cumulative GPA of 3.20 based on a 4.0 scale and be a starter or important reserve and have played in at least 75 percent of its team’s matches. Student-athletes also must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution and have completed at least one full academic year at their respective institution.  SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Madison Glennie was named first-team Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete for the second-straight year, announced by the league office on Wednesday (April 26).center_img  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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