Perasol embracing high expectations for UP Maroons

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrimming with talent, University of the Philippines is not a team to be messed with beginning this coming UAAP season and for the years to come.With the addition of prized recruits over the last couple of years, UP is primed to end its seemingly interminable Final Four drought, a position where Bo Perasol had envisioned the team would be two years ago when he was appointed head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “If I talk about the vision, it’s actually happening, but the results have yet to happen because nobody can assure any championship or Final Four in basketball,” Bo Perasol said on Tuesday.“When we started this what we really wanted is to just have a good chance of being there. Of course, people are gonna say, ‘You’re gonna win the championship.’ We want that to happen and we want to encourage our community to believe in that,” he added.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 crownPerasol needed only one season to somehow make the UP community believe that he could turn the Fighting Maroons fortunes around after having one embarrassing year after another.In Perasol’s first year at the helm, the Maroons finished the season in sixth place with a 5-9 record which was already a big improvement considering that the team won five games out of the possible 51 in the last four years prior to his arrival. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “I want them (UP community) to be there, I want them to be involved just like when you talk about Ateneo and La Salle that when you talk about being in the Final Four, it’s automatic that you have to be there and I want that to happen for UP also,” he said.The expectations are high and Perasol is embracing the challenge.“There’s pressure but that’s excellence and that’s what UP should stand for.” 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 UP continued to make progress in Perasol’s second season with the team as it came just a game short of making the Final Four with a 6-8 mark.With added experience, the Fighting Maroons are built to contend not only for this season but also in the years the follow.“We built this program two years ago for the next two years which means it’s a four-year program so we’re going to have a strong team this season and the next,” he said.“What I don’t want to happen whether I’m here or not, I want this program to continue on just like other programs where the even if some players are gone, there will be others next in line,” he added. “That’s why we wanted to get Ricci (Rivero), J-Boy (Gob) or Will (Gozum) or the young ones and then, we have to plan again how to fill those spots two years from now.”Perasol also wants to set a high standard for UP where the short term goal is always to reach the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lue says Cavs not motivated by underdog status Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View commentslast_img read more

Identify your role in fight against HIV/Aids – Dr Rhonda Moore

first_imgAs Guyana marks more than 25 years in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Guyanese are being encouraged to identify their roles in the battle.The call came from Programme Manager of the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), Dr Rhonda Moore, at a ‘World AIDS Day’ walk on Saturday morning.Representatives of Rong-An Inc. joined by the 13th Chinese Medical Team and officials in Kwakwani during the outreach“Do you see your role as a valuable contribution, or is it a lifetime commitment to ending HIV/AIDS? The goal is to end AIDS by 2030,” Dr. Moore said.She observed that dedication and hard work are necessary if the goal of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 12-13 years is to be achieved.Dr Moore reported that 2016 statistics show that, worldwide, there are 21 million persons living with HIV/AIDS who have access to treatment. Guyana has an estimated 8,492 persons living with HIV.“Sixty-nine per cent of those persons knew that they have HIV. Of those who knew their status, 84 per cent were on treatment; and of those who access treatment, 68 per cent achieved virus suppression,” Dr Moore detailed.The NAPS Programme Manager further noted: “The National AIDS Programme Secretariat will this year celebrate 25 years in fighting against HIV/AIDS.”  However, she said, work still needs to be done to reduce stigma and discrimination while creating an enabling environment for persons to access care and treatment.Dr. Moore emphasised it is crucial that this service is sustained.According to the Department of Public Information, hundreds attended the Health Walk, which was a collaboration between the National AIDS Programme Secretariat and several public health agencies and international developmental partners. The exercise culminated at the Square of the Revolution with a brief interfaith programmeWorld AIDS Day will be observed on December 1, 2017, under the theme ‘My Health, My Right’last_img read more

5 Centimeters of Snow Possible with the Risk of Freezing Rain for South Peace

first_imgA strong frontal system is approaching the coast.Ahead of it mild moist Pacific air is eroding the cooler Arctic air remaining trapped in the valleys.Snow will redevelop over a large part of the Central Interior throughout the evening along with some patchy freezing rain.- Advertisement -Total amounts of snowfall will be up to 5 cm before snow changes to rain early Saturday.The heaviest amounts of snow will be over the Williston and McGregor areas where snowfall warnings are in effect.The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended.Advertisement Cariboo Road Services say they prepared and ready to deal with this event.With road temperatures well below freezing, road conditions will be slippery.They warn drivers to drive with extreme cautionlast_img read more