After coaching first game, Ildefonso says he has no plans of becoming head coach

first_imgIt’s hard for someone of Ildefonso’s caliber to feel any pressure inside a basketball court, but that happened on Sunday when he subbed in for the suspended Jamike Jarin as National University’s head coach in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.And although NU took a 91-83 victory against University of Santo Tomas, Ildefonso knew coaching is far from him.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 really don’t have any ambition to be a head coach,” said Ildefonso in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Honestly, coaching’s not for me.”“Coach Jamike knows it but he told me that I wasn’t exactly geared for that path. But let’s see. Only God knows where I’ll end up.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 NU trailed, 43-40, at the end of the first half and it was in the first 20 minutes of the game that Ildefonso looked rattled, a far cry from his days as the PBA’s Demolition Man.“During the first half I was really nervous, being a player is really different from being a coach. As a player, I immediately knew what to do with a ball, but as a coach there are so many players that you have to look at. And you also have to look at your opponents.”NU’s captain Matt Salem may have given Ildefonso a “10 over 10” mark in the legendary player’s debut as head coach, the San Miguel icon humbly gave himself a less impressive grade.“To be honest, as a coach I’ll give myself a really low grade,” said Ildefonso.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UE continues resurgence, beats UP Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere’s no need for any argument that Danny Ildefonso is one of the greatest Filipino basketball players of all time.Ildefonso is a two-time PBA MVP, eight-time PBA champion and is a five-time Best Player of the Conference, tied with his student June Mar Fajardo atop that list.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Out of Final 4 running, Pocari makes exit on saddle of victory

first_imgPocari Sweat logged its second straight victory, but that mini run merely boosted its card to a relatively disappointing 7-7 slate, which wasn’t enough for the Lady Warriors to saved themselves from missing the Final Four for the first time in club history.Ironically, it was a string of five-set losses that did Myla Pablo in and the Lady Warriors, who were supposed to be one of the more veteran, steel-nerved teams in the league. And now, Pocari looks to an offseason of rebuilding its program.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 ChrissPocari had a chance to forge a playoff for the last semifinal berth but PetroGazz squeezed off a pair of gritty victories that put the Angels beyond the reach of the Lady Warriors.Creamline, which was battling PetroGazz at press time hoping to beef up its bid for the No. 1 spot, leads the semifinalists. The others in the Final Four are BanKo-Perlas, Motolite-Ateneo and PetroGazz. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Pablo fired 16 points while May Ann Pantino added 10 for Pocari.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img It wasn’t much of a conference for a noted league power. But Pocari Sweat made sure it would go out with a bang.The Lady Warriors closed out their Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference campaign with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-23 victory over Adamson-Akari at Batangas City Coliseum Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college POC to welcome 4 new NSAs 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 titlelast_img read more

Parking lot attack results in arrest

first_imgSheriff’s deputies found a loaded semiautomatic pistol in Huerta’s car, Cambra said. Huerta was booked on assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a loaded weapon in a vehicle. He was being held at the Santa Clarita station jail, Cambra said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – A Palmdale man was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon after a domestic dispute in which he used a steering-wheel lock to hit another man, a sheriff’s lieutenant said Friday. The attack happened at 10:15 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot in the 2600 block of San Fernando Road in Newhall, said sheriff’s Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita station. The incident occurred after a man confronted Jose Huerta while he was sitting in his car, officials said. Cambra said the man believed Huerta was having an affair with his wife. Huerta, 34, hit the man on the head with the steering-wheel lock and chased the victim through the parking lot, Cambra said. The victim called 911 and Huerta was arrested at the scene. last_img read more

Liverpool and Arsenal blow! Spanish wonderkid Dani Ceballos signs new Real Betis deal

first_img1 Spanish wonderkid Dani Ceballos has shunned the interest of Arsenal and Liverpool to sign a new contract with Real Betis.The 19-year-old has been tipped for a big future and was scouted by Real Madrid during the opening games of the season.Both Arsenal and Liverpool have also been monitoring the midfielder, who is capped by Spain at under-21 level.However, Ceballos has rejected all their interest and instead extended his stay with Betis due to his love of the supporters.“The renewal was what I had been waiting for since Betis opened me the door to the first team,” Ceballos told Betis’ official website.“I’m very happy. I hope to enjoy many triumphs with Betis and make the the fans happy.”Ceballos’ new contract will run until 2020 and contains a release-clause of £8.8million. Real Betis starlet Dani Ceballos last_img read more


first_imgThe main race last weekend was the aptly named “Hell of the West” Olympic distance triathlon held in Kilkee, Co.Clare.Five club triathletes took the long trip down south and all performed admirably. Aidan Callaghan finished fourth overall, in an event with a highly competitive field, backing up his winning performance in Mullaghmore.The competition doubled as a National Series and National Championship event. Lisa Dalton and Gavin Crawford also featured strongly. Christine Russell won the female section of the sprint triathlon hosted by Sligo Triathlon club and held in Rosses Point with all the junior club members very much to the fore.On the local front Michael Tunney and Stephen Sweeney performed well in The Gaelforce Adventure Race.The National Series rankings have been updated and at this stage individual club members are high up the rankings and the club is also well placed in the club section under the three separate categories. Further details are on the Triathlon Ireland website Training continues as followsMonday Open Water session Gartan 6.30p.mTuesday Track session Aura 7.45pmWednesday Pool session Aura 8pmThursday TT/Brick Foxhall 7.00pmSaturday Club cycle Aura car park 9.30 Results (provisional)“Hell of The West” Olympic Triathlon Men’s4th Aidan Callghan 2.05.1827th Gavin Crawford 2.13.26 (8th in category) 124th John Conaghan 2.24.30 (6th in category)616th Damian McGoohan 2.53.22 (91st in category)“Hell of the West” Olympic Triathlon Women’s results17th Lisa Dalton 2.29.18 (6th in category)Rosses Point Sprint Triathlon14th Christine Russell 1.06.56 overall female winner18th Stefan McCrossan 1.07.21 category winner43rd Kirsty McIlwaine 1.12.47 category winner56th Clara Quigley 1.14.47 category winner63rd Gavin Harris 1.15.5069th Liam Tinney 1.16.5870th Kevin Hennessy 1.17.1576th Patrick Patton 1.19.06LETTERKENNY 24/7 ATHLETES PARTICIPATE IN THE ‘HELL OF THE WEST’ TRIATHLON was last modified: July 1st, 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:GAAletterkenny 24/7NoticesSportlast_img read more

‘Why change?’ – Southgate says England won’t alter for World Cup semi-final

first_img Southgate has led England to the country’s first World Cup semi-final in 28 years 3 3 Southgate looks set to stick by Raheem Sterling Much speculation has been made in the build-up to both the quarter-final and semi-final over whether Southgate would consider replacing goalless Raheem Sterling.However, the manager appears to be in no rush to disrupt preparations ahead of England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990, and so such a move seems unlikely.talkSPORT will have LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST England face by far the toughest, meaningful test of their 2018 World Cup campaign so far when they take on Croatia – largely due to the fact both teams had already qualified when they met fellow semi-finalists Belgium in the group stage.“We’ve kept the flow as it has been for the seven weeks we’ve been together,” he continued.“I think that’s really important because we’d have to say it’s been working to this point, so why would we change it too much?”center_img It has been a strong revival in a short space of time for the nation beaten by Iceland at Euro 2016 Gareth Southgate has told talkSPORT England won’t change the way they approach Wednesday’s game against Croatia, despite it being a World Cup semi-final.The Three Lions’ manager was speaking ahead of what he declared will be the biggest night of his career, having previously represented the country as a player and now doing so as a manager. “We have a good feel about us, we’ve got everybody fit and available which is great,” Southgate confirmed to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley.“Our tactical preparation has been the same for every team we’ve played.“We’ve not focussed more or less on particular teams because we respect all of our opponents. 3last_img read more


first_imgGARDAI are today detaining ‘boy racer’ cars attending the Donegal rally.They are on the look-out for illegally modified vehicles and checking tax and insurance.A number of cars were stopped and checked near Illistrin earlier today and Garda sources say more vehicles will be checked at rolling checkpoints around Fanad and Inishowen today and tomorrow. Meanwhile pleas from organisers to rally fans have been ignored – by some of them at least.This morning residents in Manorcunningham awoke to find hundreds of so-called ‘doughnut’ marks on the road – tyre tracks left by idiot boy racers spinning their tyres.We have also been told of similar scenes on the back road to Gaoth Dobhair and near Ramelton.BREAKING NEWS: GARDAI CLAMPDOWN ON ILLEGAL CARS ON RALLY ROUTE was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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:boy racersdonegal rallygardai checkpointslast_img read more


first_imgA man has appeared in court charged with rape.Letterkenny Court.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The man was arrested overnight and taken to Letterkenny Garda station.When charged with the rape allegation by Gardai, he replied “It never happened.”Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until February 2nd for the service of a book of evidence in the case.A number of bail conditions were also set down.They include that the accused signs on at Letterkenny Garda Station three times each week, not to have any contact with witnesses, be contactable by mobile phone, surrender his passport and stay out of designated areas.Judge Kelly set bail and asked for the man’s own bond of €5,000 and also sought an independent surety of €1,000.MAN APPEARS IN COURT CHARGED WITH RAPE was last modified: December 2nd, 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:donegalGardaiLetterkenny District Courtrapelast_img read more

Q&A with KG: Why Garnett hopes these Warriors stay together for the long haul

first_imgOAKLAND — Future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett knows a thing or two about outdoor hoops.As a youth, he honed his skills at Springfield Park in Mauldin, South Carolina, developing into one of the best high school prospects in the country, starting at Mauldin High, then Farragut Career Academy in Chicago, where he became Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All American in 1995.Now, after a 21-year NBA career, Garnett, now the host of TNT’s ‘Area 21′ is giving back. On Friday, in …last_img read more

Secular Astronomy Fails, II: Deep Space

first_imgFrom planets to stars to galaxies, objects don’t fit the expectations of materialists who work as astronomers.Secular astronomers will have to rewrite textbooks again, because what they’ve been teaching is wrong. This entry picks up from the 6 Nov 2019 article about solar system failures.Primordial gas cloud has thoroughly modern make-up (Nature). You’re not supposed to look mature when you are born. Stars close to the alleged big bang have more heavy elements than expected, leading astronomers to conclude that they are not second-generation stars, but third-generation or older. There should not have been enough time for that. Big bangers say that the first stars had to be made of hydrogen, with a little helium and lithium, but no heavier elements. They call these “Population III” stars. Presumably, that first generation of stars had to go supernova to seed the early galaxies with heavy elements.Artwork of imagined first stars. Not actually observed.One of the oldest clouds of intergalactic gas found so far has a surprisingly contemporary composition, suggesting that the first stars to form after the Big Bang lived and died more quickly than thought.Early in the history of the Universe, gas clouds birthed the first galaxies and stars. But the details of this process remain mysterious….But the ratios of these elements do not match the ratios that would be expected if the cloud contained remnants of the first generation of stars. Instead, the authors’ observations suggest that at least a second generation of stars had already come and gone, even at this early stage of cosmic growth.The situation is analogous to the Cambrian explosion. Evolutionists accustomed to slow-and-gradual processes have to cry, “Hurry up and evolve!” in order to keep their belief system from being falsified.What caused the Big Bang? (Science Daily). Someone at the University of Central Florida didn’t get the message that the big bang is completely different from a supernova. The authors of a new study about supernovas thinks that their model of ignition promises insight into how the universe began.“We explore these supersonic reactions for propulsion, and as a result of that, we came across this mechanism that looked very interesting,” he said. “When we started to dig deeper, we realized that this is relatable to something as profound as the origin of the universe.”The key is applying the right amount of turbulence and mixing to an unconfined flame until it become self-perpetuating, at which point the flame begins to burn the ingested energy leading to a Mach 5 hypersonic supernova explosion.This is hogwash. Supernovas explode from pre-existing matter. The alleged big bang started with nothing: no matter, no energy, no time, and no brains. The Air Force that funded this study wanted to learn about hypersonic jet propulsion, not materialistic cosmology. They should ask for their money back.Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years (University of the Basque Country). The astronomy prof in this rural agricultural region “found unexpected answers to the origin of some globular clusters located around the giant galaxies at the centre of galaxy clusters.” He found a manifestation of the Stuff Happens Law in astronomy: globular clusters forming out of cold gas and raining down on galaxies. Beats feeding the chickens day after day. Of course, Thomas Broadhurst didn’t actually watch this stuff happen. He found globular clusters that look too young (1/13th the assumed age of the universe), so he invented a story to match. It wasn’t long ago that astronomers were teaching that globular clusters contained the oldest stars in the universe. This astronomer believes that the magnificent clusters of up to a million stars just pop into existence out of the cold. Isn’t that what gases do?Constraints on bosonic dark matter from ultralow-field nuclear magnetic resonance (Science). Another detection experiment has failed to find dark matter. “No dark matter signal was detected above background, establishing new experimental bounds for dark matter bosons with masses ranging from 1.8 × 10−16 to 7.8 × 10−14 eV.” It’s becoming a tradition to look closer and closer, and find nothing. Can the authors of this wasted effort send the taxpayer money back to the DOE and NSF to use on more productive experiments?Putting the ‘bang’ in the Big Bang (Science Daily). The subtitle chants, “Physicists simulate critical ‘reheating’ period that kickstarted the Big Bang in the universe’s first fractions of a second.” The geniuses at MIT and Kenyon College are retreating into storytelling mode. Whatever they suggest, it can’t be right, because it relies on inflation – a philosophical trick concocted by Alan Guth that resulted in the Guth Goof (i.e., the solution being worse than the problem; see 25 Sept 2014, 26 Oct 2018). For entertainment, readers can learn about the Goop in the Guth Goof.Just before the Big Bang launched the universe onto its ever-expanding course, physicists believe, there was another, more explosive phase of the early universe at play: cosmic inflation, which lasted less than a trillionth of a second. During this period, matter — a cold, homogeneous goop — inflated exponentially quickly before processes of the Big Bang took over to more slowly expand and diversify the infant universe.Is there any point in reading further? It’s already wrong, but look at them inflate their egos:“This enables us to tell an unbroken story, from inflation to the postinflation period, to the Big Bang and beyond,” Kaiser says. “We can trace a continuous set of processes, all with known physics, to say this is one plausible way in which the universe came to look the way we see it today.”Since there are no Laws of Plausibility in science, a story can always seem plausible to the storyteller. It’s like what the origin-of-life scientists do: making “suggestions” about such-and-such a “scenario” that might be “one plausible way” to get a miracle (a Poof Spoof) out of mindlessness.Is a New Particle Changing the Fate of the Universe? ( Astronomer Paul Sutter shows just how wrong cosmologists can be. Are you ready? Get in, sit down, hold on, and shut up:If we want to use the exotic quantum energy of the vacuum of space-time to explain dark energy, we immediately run into problems. When we perform some very simple, very naive calculations of how much energy there is in the vacuum due to all the quantum fields, we end up with a number that is about 120 orders of magnitude stronger than what we observe dark energy to be. Whoops.On the other hand, when we try some more sophisticated calculations, we end up with a number that is zero. Which also disagrees with the measured amount of dark energy. Whoops again.Let’s put this in perspective. Say you work for a bank president, and you have to report an error you made. You walk in, and announce that the error is off by a factor of trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion decimal places. What would he say to you if your excuse is, “Whoops”?Materialists are so wrong so often, they should get out of science and do something useful with their lives, like take up delivering packages for Amazon Prime. At least their customers will get tangible goods for their money.Recommended Reading: Book review by John Hartnett of Jason Lisle’s new book, The Physics of Einstein: Black Holes, Time Travel, Distant Starlight, E=mc2. Review is in CMI’s Journal of Creation 33(2) 2019, pp. 22-28. An apparently similar version of this review can be found on the Bible Science Forum. (Visited 434 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more