Ayo not giving up on Tigers after 41-point rout to Archers

Ayo not giving up on Tigers after 41-point rout to Archers

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I signed up for this, through thick and thin we’ll be here and we’ll be patient,” said Ayo Saturday at Ynares Center here. “We’re not going to give up on those guys because they’ve all worked so hard for this.”The 41-point margin was the worst loss of Ayo’s career and the deficit was also the second biggest in UAAP history since 2003.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAs ironic as it may seem, the largest margin of victory in 15 years was Ayo’s responsibility when he led the Archers on a 43-point devastation, 99-56, against UST on Oct. 23, 2016.Ayo said there were things that they failed to do and things beyond their control that ultimately led to his team’s doom against the Green Archers, a team they lost to twice this season. “There are things that we didn’t do and there were also some things that were beyond our control and all those got together in one situation,” said Ayo in Filipino.One thing the Growling Tigers failed to do was defend as they allowed the Green Archers to shoot them down from all areas.La Salle shot on a 53.52 percent from the field, 38-of-71, and those makes included 15 three-pointers.UST’s shooting was the direct opposite of La Salle’s as it made just 20 of its 60 attempts while turning the ball over 23 times.“We just did not play our game, it has nothing to do with what La Salle did,” said Ayo, whose team dropped to a 5-6 record. “It just so happens that we couldn’t play well when we’re up against La Salle, no big deal. It just so happens that this was a bad game for us.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ LATEST STORIES La Salle boosts Final Four bid, dumps UST by 41 points Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ANTIPOLO—University of Santo Tomas head coach Aldin Ayo vowed that he would weather the storm his team after a flattening 41-point loss, 110-69, to De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Catholic Church’s Anti-Ebola Volunteer Ends Mission

first_imgAn anti-Ebola volunteer of the Catholic Church, Dr. Tim Flanigan has expressed strong optimism that Liberia will soon overcome Ebola.Professor Flannigan, a specialist on Infectious Disease at the prestigious Brown University in Rhode Island, USA, who has worked in Liberia as a volunteer with the Catholic Church’s Ebola Response Team, made the assertion recently in Monrovia.He stated that he was personally touched by the commitment of the people of Liberia and their local and international partners in combating the Ebola virus disease (EVD), adding that the virus will soon be history.“Liberia went through the war, which was worst than Ebola. So I think you will defeat this disease. Liberians are poor and have few health workers but the country is very rich in faith, prayer, and desire to succeed against the outbreak,” he observed.Dr. Flanigan, who is also an ordained Deacon in the Church, arrived in Monrovia early September at the invitation of the Catholic Church. Since his arrival, he has been an asset in the fight against the disease, said Sr. Barbara Brillant FMM, Coordinator of the Catholic Church’s Ebola Response Program.“We are very happy to have Dr. Tim with us. He has been leading and conducting training and education sessions at Catholic health facilities, communities, parishes, schools, and other places like Buchanan. He has been an asset.”Dr. Tim played critical liaison role with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, CDC, visited Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) and related well with other organizations on behalf of the Catholic Church.During his tenure of volunteerism, the Catholic Ebola Response Team was involved in three main activities. The first was to split the awareness and sensitization intervention into three teams: Team One was for Health Centers and Clinics (including the Catholic Hospital and the TB and Leprosy Center in Ganta) and Team Two focused on Community Outreach (worked with youth groups to do Ebola prevention in communities and parishes) while Team Three coordinated and worked with school principals and teachers to prepare for school opening.The second activity focused on undertaking an assessment of Catholic Clinics in the Monrovia area as a prerequisite for reopening of the facilities: Star of the Sea Clinic, Bishop John Collins Clinic, Sr. Barbara Ann Health Center, Sr. Agnes Clinic as well as the St. Peter’s Claver in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The third activity entailed the provision of donated materials and PPE (personnel protective equipment) and Clorox and helping the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital in organizing training for its reopening.Asked about his personal experiences in the fight against Ebola, Dr. Flanigan said: “With Ebola, sometimes patients and health workers feel abandoned because we try not to touch them. The health care workers did not have enough PPE, but are committed to helping the patients and be as safe as possible. We need to always stand by them”Dr. Flanigan, who departs Liberia early November for USA, said he was pleased to have volunteered with the Church and will always have fond memories of the people and country. He lauded the Catholic Church for inviting him and thanked Liberians for receiving and working with him well. He will be happy to come back if the opportunity affords him. He hoped that the new Doctor, a Franciscan Missionary of Mary Catholic Nun from Kenya, who has come to join the anti-Ebola crusade will receive similar support.The Catholic Church in Liberia in early September scaled up its fight against the Ebola Disease Virus (EVD) with the mobilization of increased human, medical and logistical resources to put a halt to the virus, protect the people, and ensure the smooth operations of Catholic health centers around the country. Dr. Tim Flanigan has been a formidable member of that effort.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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Tribute ot Fallen Statesman and Patriot, Bismarck N. Kuyon

first_imgB – Brilliantly, you stood the test of time and so your life is worth emulating I – Impartially you fought gallantly like sainted Dolokelen Gboveh, Barsee Kparngbai and your father David Kuyon putting people’s interest firstS – Surprisingly, as a grass rooter, you found way in the politics and was speaker of the LegislatureM – Memory of yours will forever remain unforgottenA – Agriculturist, you were and did cling to it until your demise at 75R – Resourcefully, in relentless efforts you made strides settling conflicts during the Liberian civil crisisC – Come what may, you have set the paceK – Kinsmen of yours will forever remember your legacyN. – New transformation, new generation on we goK – Kindly, forgive those who might have hindered your earthly progressU – “United we stand to fight for our common good”, you always saidY – You, the people of Liberia, mostly the youths, please keep the torch of peace burningO – Onward lift your banner high, Bismarck, forward march like a Christian soldierN – Negligence was never your lifestyle but rather patriotismShare 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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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Ended

first_imgThe Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fort St. John and the North Peace has ended.The warning was in effect almost all day as warm temperatures continued. Tonight the forecast is calling for a low of only 15 degrees. Monday we are expected to see a high of 25 degrees and a mix of sun and clouds. The rest of the week at the moment looks like we’ll see rain.- Advertisement –last_img

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Writers Guild readies for strike on Monday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Writers Guild of America board members voted unanimously Friday to begin the strike at 12:01a.m. unless studios offered a more lucrative deal with a bigger cut from video sales and shows sold or streamed over the Web. “The studios made it clear that they would rather shut down this town than reach a fair and reasonable deal,” Patric Verrone, president of the western chapter of the guild, said at a news conference. The union said it would stage its first pickets in New York and Los Angeles after strike captains meet today to finalize details. Both sides agreed late Friday to meet with a federal mediator on Sunday in a last-ditch effort to avoid a strike. The meeting will take place at a neutral location to be determined, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said. Earlier in the day, J. Nicholas Counter, president of the producers’ group, called the writers’ strike “precipitous and irresponsible” in a prepared statement. DISPUTE: Mediator will meet with group and producers Sunday, but plans move ahead. By Gary Gentile The Associated Press Film and TV writers prepared to go on strike Monday for the first time in two decades to break what has become a high-stakes stalemate with the world’s largest media companies over profits from DVDs and programming on the Internet. Producers believe progress can be made on other issues but “it makes absolutely no sense to increase the burden of this additional compensation” involving DVDs and the Internet, he said. Last year alone, members of the western chapter of the guild were paid $56 million in additional compensation from DVD residuals, he said. Counter declined a request by The Associated Press for further comment. Among other media giants, the alliance represents CBS Corp., NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co., and The Walt Disney Co., owner of the ABC network. The negotiations began in July and were joined this week by the mediator. The first casualty of the strike would be late-night talk shows, which are dependent on current events to fuel monologues and other entertainment. “The Tonight Show” on NBC will go into reruns starting Monday if last-ditch negotiations fail and a strike begins, according to a network official. Garth Brooks and Tommy Lee Jones were the scheduled guests. Comedy Central has said “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” would likely go into repeats as well. A message left seeking CBS comment on plans for “The Late Show with David Letterman” in New York was not immediately returned Friday evening.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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MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER DOLE OFFICE RAMMING

first_imgA man is to appear in court after thousands of euro of damage was caused to a dole office in Buncrana.The jeep which crashed into the dole office in Buncrana on Friday night.The 40 year old was arrested after a jeep was driven through the front doors of the Department of Social Protection offices at McCarter Road on Friday night. It followed an earlier incident in which the same 4×4 jeep was also used to cause criminal damage to a pub at Ture, Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula.That incident occurred at 10.30pm and when Gardai went to investigate the suspect fled.Gardai pursued the suspect and he eventually mounted steps and crashed into the front doors of the dole office in Buncrana at 11pm.Nobody was hurt in either incident.However, it is estimated the damage to the dole office was more than €10,000.A man was arrested at the scene and questioned at Buncrana Garda station which is right next door to the scene of the crash.He was charged under the Criminal Justice Act and will appear at Buncrana District Court on January 9th next.Local Buncrana Town councillor said people in the town were shocked at the chain of events.“It is the talk of the town but people are just relieved that nobody was hurt,” he said.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER DOLE OFFICE RAMMING was last modified: December 29th, 2013 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) Tags:buncranacourtdole officeGardaimufframmedlast_img read more

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COUNCILLOR URGES CAUTION OVER ANAEROBIC DIGESTER FOR CASTLEFIN

first_imgSinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has urged Donegal County Council to be cautious over plans to construct a new Anaerobic Digester near Castlefin.Cllr Gary DohertyPlans have been submitted to Donegal County Council for a new Anaerobic Digester to be built by Glenmore Estate Ltd.The proposed new facility will be located in the townland of Cavanaweary which lies between Castlefinn and Doneyloop. Anaerobic digestion involves the breakdown of organic material, i.e. animal manure to create a biogas, consisting of methane, carbon dioxide and traces of other ‘contaminant’ gases. This biogas can be used directly as fuel, in combined heat and power gas engines or upgraded to natural gas-quality biomethane.Cllr Dohery said “I am not opposed in principle to this Anaerobic digester being built. But I do feel that there is a lack of information about what the proposed site will entail and what impact it will have on the people and the environment in the area.“I will be organising a public meeting on this issue as I feel the public require more information as to what effect this new plant will have on the town and its environs. Sinn Féin are supportive of green energy as a concept, but each case must be discussed on its own merits and as yet the community in Castlefinn are in the dark over the impact this will have.“I have been in contact with residents in Sion Mills who have opposed the building of this facility in their town and I feel it is only right and proper that the people of Castlefinn are consulted and informed on this process.”  COUNCILLOR URGES CAUTION OVER ANAEROBIC DIGESTER FOR CASTLEFIN was last modified: January 30th, 2014 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) Tags:castlefinCLLR GARY DOHERTYlast_img read more

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Sharks Tonight: The best rivalry in the NHL gets things going

first_imgSan Jose Sharks vs. Vegas Golden KnightsTHE ESSENTIALSRegular season records: Season opener for both teams. Puck drop: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena. TV: NBCSN. Radio: KUFX 98.5-FM, San Jose; KOMY 1340-AM.Anticipated lineupTimo Meier-Logan Couture-Danil Yurtaykin Mario … Lean Bergmann-Tomas Hertl-Lukas RadilMarcus Sorensen-Joe Thornton-Kevin LabancBarclay Goodrow-Dylan Gambrell-Melker KarlssonMarc-Edouard Vlasic-Brent BurnsBrenden Dillon-Erik Karlssonlast_img

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New Zealand beefs up air traffic control

first_imgNew Zealand’s air traffic controller will spend $NZ58m replacing current systems to help it cope with a projected 50 per cent growth in air traffic over the next decade.Airways New Zealand will replace two existing systems with the Leidos Skyline X system over the next four years. The existing air traffic management platforms, installed between 2000 and 2003 are ending their useful lives and will be replaced by the new technology in domestic airspace in 2020 and the following year in oceanic airspace.  The new system will have an expected lifespan of about 15 years.New Zealand has seen a surge in air traffic in the last two years and increased competition to the popular tourism destination has put pressure on airline profitability.Airways NZ has promised to deliver $NZ84m in efficiencies by 2028 and the new system will help achieve that objective.Chief operating officer Pauline Lamb said the new system would allow to implement a new operating model as well as take advantage of advanced tools such as such as medium and long term conflict alerting, time-based separation and arrival and departure management.It would also help optimise staff deployment, she said.“We will be working collaboratively with Leidos to develop this system in a partnership model that will deliver long term savings to our customers,’’ Lamb said in a statement.  “By 2020 the new platform will allow airspace sectors to be operated from two new air traffic control centres in Auckland and Christchurch, in addition to 19 control towers nationwide.’’Software development teams from Airways and Leidos will collaborate on the project with the air traffic manager purchasing the hardware and installing and testing the system. Leidos Civil Group president Angie Heise said technology enhancements in the new system included the introduction of world-class flow management capabilities “ as well as an integrated approach that enables a vision for a single system to support tower, terminal, en-route and oceanic control operations.”last_img read more

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Neotel goes prepaid with Blue Label

first_imgJohannesburg-based Blue Label Telecoms is a market leader in the distribution of prepaid products and services to unbanked and under-banked consumers in emerging and developing economies across the globe. Blue Label joint CEO Brett Levy pointed out that more than 80% of the South African population purchased airtime on a prepaid basis. “More so, as our customer base increases we want to ensure that they have easy access to our products and services on a national basis and with this new partnership we are convinced that there will be a strong uptake from the customers using our services,” said Pandey. South African telecoms operator Neotel has appointed Blue Label Telecoms as its e-voucher vendor partner. He explained that with over 130 000 points of presence in South Africa, Blue Label was a leading company in voucher services and had a proven, viable solution that met Neotel’s needs. “Blue Label Telecoms has over ten years experience in this growing space and has built long-term partnerships with our distribution network to ensure that prepaid products and services are conveniently available for our client’s customers,” he said. “We are excited to be working with Neotel to extend their reach into the market.” To date, Neotel has entered into strategic partnerships in place with Altech Autopage Cellular, Postnet South Africa, Samsung and Nashua, while also opening retail stores in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. 28 July 2010 “Neotel will soon be launching prepaid services to the market and we required a partner that had a wide operational footprint, and with Blue Label Telecoms we have gained that reach into their extensive distribution network, including large chain stores, independent retailers and petroleum forecourts,” Neotel CEO Ajay Pandey said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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