Pingris wants to see more from Acox amid subpar showing in semis

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ DAY6 is for everybody Durham has been nothing short but menacing, averaging 22 points, 24 rebounds and 4.5 assists in the semis.But the Hotshots’ woes aren’t just due to Acox’s poor play.Pingris said the locals should also step up.In Game 2, Star only had two players in double-digit scoring with Mark Barroca tallying 16 points. The other was Mon Abundo, the third-string point guard, who got extended playing time with Paul Lee nursing a left knee injury.“We also need to help him (Acox). It shouldn’t be just all him. The locals also need to help out,” said Pingris, who also has his fair share of struggles in the series, averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s going to be hard [to win in Game 3] but we’re going to try. It’s really going to be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESVeteran Star forward Marc Pingris wants to see more production from import Kris Acox, who has been subpar in the Hotshots’ semifinals series against the Meralco Bolts.Through two games, Acox only has had little to show on offense, averaging just 8 points on 35% shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Stalzer returns to PSL, jumps ship from Foton to Petron Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “As an import, I’m not satisfied,” Pingris said in Filipino after Star suffered a 98-74 beatdown in Game 2 Tuesday night.Acox is known for his rebounding and that’s also the primary reason why Star opted to replace the prolific scorer Malcolm Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe is posting 14 boards a game in the semis. But with the situation that his team is in, he needs to do more than that if the Hotshots would keep their season alive in Game 3 on Thursday.On the other hand, Allen Durham is playing like the reigning Best Import and is showing why he’s tipped to win the award again. How to help the Taal evacuees 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

Isaac Go channels inner Paul Desiderio in clutch shot for Ateneo

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Varsity-based teams banner PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup field Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch“This just shows that coach Tab trusts us and how much he trusts the work we put in,” said Go. “We’ve been playing since January. We put in hours after hours of work for that one moment. We have to dig deep from all those months of preparation for that one moment.” LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPaul Desiderio once declared “atin ‘to papasok ‘to (this game is ours, this shot will go in)!” before he drilled a crushing triple that knocked down University of Santo Tomas, 74-73, in University of the Philippines’ season opener.Isaac Go took a page from Desiderio’s playbook when he unleashed his clutch gene in Ateneo’s 88-84 Final Four victory over Far Eastern University.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ ‘Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year PLAY LIST 02:28’Star Wars’ cast reveal which co-stars they’d go caroling with and hopes for the New Year03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The gentle center of Ateneo knocked down a three-pointer with 8.5 seconds remaining that tied the game in regulation 75-75 followed by shy smile as a celebration.READ: Desiderio walks the talk in UP’s last-second win over USTFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneDuring that moment, he was thinking about Desiderio’s heroism.“I wanted to do what Paul did when he shouted ‘atin ‘to papasok ‘to! (this game is ours, this shot will go in!)’,” said Go Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. Go, however, couldn’t replicate Desiderio’s braggadocio as the Nieto twins, Matt and Mike, immediately shut him down. “Corny,” chorused the brothers.READ: Go moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La SalleAteneo’s jovial big man connected with Matt on a hand-off after the latter drew the double team that allowed Go to get an open look at the top of the key.“I think I just got a good shot fake and Richard [Escoto] jumped but I still got a clear shot,” said Go who finished with 13 points, nine from downtown, and nine boards. “I got a really good sight of the basket so I took it.”Go added his clutch triple wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment thing as it was the product of head coach Tab Baldwin’s trust in them.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Kai Sotto powers Batang Gilas over Egypt for 1st Fiba U17 win

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comKai Sotto turned in a dominant performance to will the Philippines over Egypt, 70-69, in the classification stage of the Fiba Under 17 Basketball World Cup at Technological University Stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina Sunday (Manila time).The 7-foot-1 Sotto put up 28 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks to lead the Batang Gilas to their first win in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Aly Abdelrahman Khalifa had 17 points and eight boards to lead Egypt while Youssef Osama Elmadawy had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ GALLERY: NCAA Season 94 opening ceremony 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Batang Gilas will go up against New Zealand on Monday for a shot at the 13th spot in the tournament, the highest possible seeding they can get.Raven Cortez scored a clutch putback layup off of Gerry Abadiano’s miss to give the Philippines a 67-64 lead then it came down to Sotto making his free throws to hold off the Egyptians.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Philippines’ last three points all came off Sotto’s charity shots.Abadiano had 15 points to help the Philippines’ cause while Forthsky Padrigao and Cortez each had 10 points. MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

CDC Evicted

first_imgLiberia’s largest opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), has lost its only office in the vote-rich Nimba County for failing to settle its rental obligation of US$1,500 owed to the owner, Mr. Harry P. Konah.A cement dealer bearing the name, “Executive Cement Depot”, now uses the building, located in Ganta City.Mr. Konah told the Daily Observer in an interview in Ganta that he is sick and needs money for his health.According to him, he decided to rent his house to CDC, but the party deceived him and has not paid him for over eight months.“I gave my property to CDC because I am sick and needed money to seek treatment, but CDC talked to me and I gave my house to them. Since eight months ago, they have not paid me,” Mr. Konah said.He alleged that CDC members damaged his house and stole most of his properties, including his car battery.He also said CDC asked him to rent two rooms in the house, but he decided to give the entire house to the party after its county chairman, Nelson Korquoi, brought him a document to sign for US$1,500.“Nelson Korquoi brought CDC people here and they were sleeping in this house, and he brought a document to me to sign for US$1,500, but he refused to give me the money, and told me that George Weah was coming, so I can meet him, but I have not been able to see Weah,” he added.Mr. Konah said he lives on proceeds from his house as a sick man, noting that he worked with the Ministry of Health in the Bureau of Veteran Affairs, but he was downsized.He said after he could not get the money after George Weah visited Ganta, he decided to come to Monrovia to meet executives of CDC, including the National Secretary General, Nathaniel McGill and Youth Wing leader Jefferson Koijee.“Mr. McGill gave me US$20 and promised that he would come to meet me,” Konah said. “Jefferson Koijee also said he would come to see me, but none of them came to me as promised.”For more than eight months that CDC spent in the house, Mr. Konah said, he received U$250 from the party as part of the rent. He did not disclose how much was charged monthly.According to Konah, Nelson Korquoi brought him the $250 with the assurance that when the party’s anniversary, for which Weah was in Ganta, ended, the rest of the money would have been given him and they would appeal to Weah to help him get treatment abroad.“My condition is bad and doctors advised me to seek treatment abroad. This is why I am renting this property to get money to survive. Since CDC has treated me the way it did, I gave the place to Jerry Gonyon to do his cement business,” Konah said.In a telephone call to CDC county chairperson Nelson Korquoi, he only said, “All of what Konah said is false.”It may be recalled that the CDC celebrated its 10th anniversary in Ganta in 2015, where the people named George Weah “Saye Kozee” (Saye being the first born in the Mano vernacular and Kozee meaning our own).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PNC still snubs WPA on revising APNU Charter

first_imgBy Michael YoungeThe Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and the People’s National Congress (PNC) are yet to meet to discuss revising the charter, which gave birth to the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), to ensure that there is more cohesion and consultation.WPA Executive, Dr David HindsOn July 15 this year, the A Partnership for National Unity coalition will be celebrating its seventh anniversary. The coalition comprises a group of six parties with the two main actors being the PNC and the WPA.However, while there is much for the PNC to celebrate as a party, the same cannot be said of the WPA which has been dealt several blows under the belt by its coalition partner.Recently, the WPA and some of its key, as well as founding members, have been complaining about the kind of policy decisions that are being made by the PNC-led APNU which teamed up with the AFC to successfully win the 2015 General and Regional elections.President David GrangerThe WPA executives claim the party is being sidelined and deliberately not consulted when core decisions are being made about a number of sensitive issues. In fact, there have little or no political meetings between the WPA and PNC since the coalition accessed Executive power three years ago.WPA’s lone representative in Government is Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, who was handpicked by President David Granger as his Education Minister, only to be reshuffled and demoted to head a Public Service Department.last_img read more

Dan Davies Kicks off Re-Election Campaign

first_imgPhoto: Dan Davies speaks to his supporters at an event Saturday night – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caDan Davies kicked off his campaign for re-election Saturday night.- Advertisement – Supporters of Dan Davies attended a fundraising dinner at the Masonic Lodge where he outlined his priorities, if re-elected. Some of his priorities include continuing to work on a long term community plan, seniors care, youth services and protective services. Mr. Davies says the current council has been working hard to get more RCMP members for this community. [asset|aid=425|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8279b3e7519fbc33ee4cd8c614729e6a-Dan Davies-1_1_Pub.mp3] Dan also believes this council has been one of the most open governments the community has seen and he used this spring’s budget meetings as an example.Advertisement [asset|aid=426|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a0b44876ad5e416fd17edd6220e770ad-Dan Davies -2_1_Pub.mp3] All six of the current council members are seeking re-election, along with 5 other candidates. For more on the municipal election visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/2008municipalelectionlast_img read more

Just for openers

first_imgIf the Knights win, they will play the winner of the Servite- Claremont game in the second round. The Arcadia High boys soccer players must be fuming over their playoff draw, considering they advanced to the Division III championship game last year. St. Francis High School has been the Star-News’ top-ranked boys soccer team since December, but the Golden Knights face a difficult road in the CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs, which begin this week. The Knights (24-4) finished in second behind Loyola in the Mission League and will open at home on Saturday against Montebello (15-6-3), the second-place team from the Almont League. Monrovia (10-6-5) finished second to La Ca ada in league and also has a home match Saturday against Prep League runner-up Pasadena Poly (10-8-2). After finishing third in the Rio Hondo League, San Marino (8-9-4) will host a wild-card game against Santa Paula (10-6-4) at home on Wednesday. La Salle advanced to the Division IV playoffs after finishing third in the Del Rey League. The Lancers (8-5-8) will be on the road Saturday against Oxnard Pacific (13-5-3), the second-place team from the Pacific View League. Camino Real League champion Bosco Tech (16-4-1) will play the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card between Buckley and Wildwood on Saturday. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Apaches (12-7-5) finished second in the Pacific League behind champion Hoover, but still must play a wild-card game on Wednesday at home against Lompoc Cabrillo (9-11-3), the fourth-place team from the Los Padres League. If the Apaches triumph, they will face Freeway League runner-up La Habra (23-5-1) in the Division III first round on Saturday. Olympic League champion Marshall (12-4-3) was not seeded in the Division V playoffs, but the Eagles could turn out to be a sleeper. Marshall will host St. Genevieve (15-5-2), the Santa Fe League runner-up, in the first round on Saturday. Rio Hondo League champion La Ca ada (12-6-2) will square off against Desert Sky League runner-up Silverado (6-2-11) at home on Saturday. last_img read more

TRANSFER FIGHT! Liverpool and Man City chasing Serie A midfield ace

first_img1 Leandro Paredes Manchester City are ready to challenge Liverpool for the signing of Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes.The 21-year-old is currently impressing on loan at Empoli, where he has scored twice in 20 Serie A outings so far this term.Roma only signed him back in 2014 and have been excited by his form at Empoli with reports suggesting he will be part of their first-team squad from the summer.But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is well aware of Paredes’ talent and has been linked with a summer move for the Argentine.However, according to reports in Italy, Roma are now bracing themselves for interest from another club in England – Manchester City.Pep Guardiola, who is taking over at City in the summer, is expected to make his mark on the squad once in place and Paredes is said to be high on his wish-list.last_img read more

AUSTISM FRIENDLY FILM ‘SHAUN THE SHEEP’ SHOWING THIS SATURDAY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS

first_imgUnfinished BusinessA hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives.But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit. Released 6th Mar: Certificate Strictly 16: Run Time 91mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yb9Dn2mnMgChappieIn the near future, crime is patrolled by an oppressive mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.Released 6th Mar: Certificate 15A: Run Time 120mins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHWbzrCJ4nE Autism Friendly FilmSaturday 7th March @ 3.00pm – Shaun the SheepEclipse Classics for March9th March – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)23rd March – Mrs Doubtfire (1993) AUSTISM FRIENDLY FILM ‘SHAUN THE SHEEP’ SHOWING THIS SATURDAY AT ECLIPSE CINEMAS was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

MORE THAN €1M ALLOCATED FOR COUNCIL TO TAKE OVER 40 HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS

first_imgJust over €1M has been provisionally approved for Donegal County Council to take 40 housing developments in charge.The news has been welcomed by Junior Minister Joe McHugh.He said “The Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney TD, has confirmed to me that €1,049,769 has been provisionally approved for Donegal County Council to take 40 housing developments in charge. 1818 units will be taken in charge by the Council thanks to this funding. “This is really great news for housing estates and developments right across the entire county, that have been left unfinished or in need of further work by developers. Now that these developments will be under the remit of Donegal County Council this work can finally be done, and families can expect to live in high quality developments that are properly serviced.“This funding allocation from Government also enables Donegal County Council to raise a further €347,803 through bonds and other sources, in order to help finance this initiative.“Minister Coveney has said that this initiative should be seen in the context of the Government’s forthcoming Action Plan for Housing. Funding provided through Local Authorities will support the provision of new infrastructure to support the development of high quality homes for all.”MORE THAN €1M ALLOCATED FOR COUNCIL TO TAKE OVER 40 HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS was last modified: July 8th, 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) Tags:donegalfundinghousingMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more