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

Be ‘fooled’ into saving little extras

first_imgAt the grocery store, the cashier dutifully informs you of all the money you’ve saved with the store specials. “You saved $6.45 today,” she proclaims, pointing to the highlighted figure on the receipt. You may not give this much thought, considering the whole thing smacks of showmanship and specials are meant to get you into the store so you buy other stuff, too. But a few savings-minded readers have told me that the minute they get home, they put in a cookie jar an amount similar to what they saved (or round it off to the next dollar). When the jar is full, they deposit the money in their savings account. After months and sometimes years of doing this, they have balances in the hundreds and even thousands of dollars. Consider this a painless way to save and build an emergency reserve, and the type of idea the Consumer Federation of America and other organizations are looking for as part of their America Saves campaign. The goal: “To focus greater attention on the needs and opportunities for personal savings,” said Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the CFA. First, the needs. A recent survey released by the federation found only 40 percent of adult Americans have a separate emergency savings fund. Of those who do, nearly half have $2,000 or less, or did not say how much they have. Among younger Americans, lower-income families and minorities, the numbers are worse. Only 19 percent of those ages 18-24 and 23 percent of those with household incomes under $25,000 have a separate emergency fund. And less than one-third of African-Americans and Hispanic Americans have one, according to the survey of more than 1,000 adult Americans commissioned by the federation and conducted by Opinion Research Corp. “The ability of Americans to cover unexpected expenses such as a car repair or emergency dental visit depends greatly on their having an emergency savings fund,” Brobeck said. Without one, they risk falling prey to high-interest credit cards or “payday loans” to bail them out, he said. Now, the opportunities. Participating financial institutions in America Saves (see Web site www.AmericaSaves.org) have set a goal of opening nearly 10,000 new savings accounts for low- and moderate-income Americans nationwide. In Cleveland alone, 11 banks have pledged to open 4,500 new accounts. (Through the America Saves initiative, launched in 2001, more than 68,000 “savers” have committed to implement a detailed plan toward a specific savings goal. The most popular is building a reserve fund.) In addition, readers of the Savings Game column are being invited to submit ideas to build or maintain an emergency fund. If your idea is chosen, Brobeck said, it will be published in the American Saver quarterly newsletter (you can download a copy at the America Saves Web site) and you’ll win a $50 face-value EE U.S. savings bond, worth $25 at issue. “We’ll keep accepting good ideas as long as we keep receiving them,” Brobeck said. How about it? Send your ideas to Nancy Register at the Consumer Federation (e-mail: nregister@consumerfed.org; fax number: (202) 265-7989; address: 1620 I St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006, attention Nancy Register). The most effective idea, most everyone agrees, is to put savings on autopilot. (Send questions or comments to Humberto Cruz at AskHumberto@aol.com or c/o Tribune Media Services, 2225 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14207. Personal replies are not possible. )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

Pochettino worries VAR could kill emotion in football

first_img0Shares0000Referee Paul Tierney consults VAR and disallows a goal from Eric LamelaLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Mauricio Pochettino says the VAR confusion in the first half of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup win over Rochdale was “embarrassing” and fears it could kill emotion in the game.Several incidents, both going in favour and against Pochettino’s side, dominated the first half at Wembley, with referee Paul Tierney and VAR Graham Scott at Stockley Park regularly called into action on a busy night for officials. Spurs had a goal disallowed, a penalty awarded, and a penalty controversially disallowed through the use of VAR, with five additional minutes in stoppage time, and Pochettino is concerned the bizarre circumstances and confusion could kill the spontaneity and emotion in the game.He said after the win: “The first half was a little bit embarrassing for everyone. Difficult to keep focus and play football. I am not sure that the system is going to help.“Football is about emotion, it’s a context of emotion if we are going to kill emotion in football. I think the fans of people who love football are not so happy about what they see today.“I think in my opinion we have the best referees in Europe, in the world, and I think we don’t need too much. Football is about mistakes, like us, the players can make mistakes, the refs can make mistakes. And it was always like this, and we understood football in this way.“I think, if I can help, if my opinion is important, I think it is a lot of work to do, because we need to talk, to explain, because I saw today every one of us confused.“I think if we try in this direction we are going to change the game we love, that is why I am happy to help, to analyse and to make it better. If we are going to use this system, we need to be clear what is going to happen in every single action, and how.”In contrast to his opposite number Keith Hill, who said the VAR created excitement, Pochettino could not hide his worries for the system, and insists it would be too premature to bring it into every Premier League game next season.“I think you, and the fans, and myself, we are all agreeing, that watching the game today it is too early to bring it in next season,” he said. “We need to respect our fans in football, and maybe the fans are not so happy about this.“I think we are going to kill that emotion that makes you feel happy [in the game], and that is why you pay the ticket, why you came to the game today, even when the conditions are too bad. Then you may say, OK, I’m going to watch on the TV at home. If you cannot shout when you score because you have to wait two minutes.“I am for the new technology, but be careful, because we could change the game we know very well, and kill the emotion.”On Spanish striker Fernando Llorente, who scored a hat-trick in the victory, Pochettino added: “I am so happy for him. Of course it was difficult for him to adapt, and I hope the hat-trick makes him feel more free, more natural, to become an important player, until the end of the season.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

120 NEWS JOBS FOR KILLYBEGS WITH NEW PROCESSING PLANT

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: MORE than 120 new jobs are on their way to Killybegs, Donegal Daily can reveal.The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) and the Norwegian firm Biomarine Science Technology have agreed to develop a new facility in fishing town.The facility will have the capacity to process 50,000t of raw material, which to a large extent will include boar fish and other species such as blue whiting. Fifty jobs will be created during the construction phase and a further 70 direct and indirect jobs when it goes into full production.The official announcement of the jobs is expected later today.    120 NEWS JOBS FOR KILLYBEGS WITH NEW PROCESSING PLANT was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:120 jobsjobsKillybegslast_img read more

Vote Now For The Recipient of Drake And Wells Fargo’s Day of Service

first_imgVOTE NOW FOR DRAKE’S DAY OF SERVICE Drake Athletics, Drake University and Wells Fargo will lead a joint day of service this spring by Drake students and Wells Fargo team members. Drake fans have the unique opportunity to select the local non-profit organization that will receive the day of service by voting here.The leading vote getter between Rebuilding Together of Greater Des Moines and Meals From the Heartland will be the beneficiary of Drake and Wells Fargo shared value of giving back to the local community.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium: Improving profitability of the sheep operation through nutrition, reproduction, economics, and marketing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future. The increasingly popular Friday program dubbed “Shepherd’s College” by the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning committee will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep farmers improve their profitability, including feeding lambs on grass vs. grain, and feeding ewe lambs. This event will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.Primary speakers will include Erin Recktenwald, Michigan State University; Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, OSU Animal Sciences; Tadd Thompson, Reproductive Specialty Group, Indiana; Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator — OSU Sheep Team, OSU Animal Sciences. Also, Roger A, High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director; Nick Forrest, Ohio Lamb Entrepreneur, Chef Jeff Hyde, Chef, Colonel De’s Spice Company; Adam Wagner, OSU Student; Alex Tuggle, Ag Instructor at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy; and Dr. Mark Lyons, USDA Veterinary Services.Prior to the symposium, the OSIA Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 2. at the same location. The election of the OSIA officer team will be held, as well as other important items for members to discuss.We will once again host the annual tradeshow and Silent Auction. Funds from the Silent Auction have been used as the primary source of income for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund for several years. If you will be attending the symposium, we are accepting donations and we welcome any bids on the items for the auction.For lunch, you will enjoy wonderful “Lamb Leg Carving Station” lunch prepared by the OSU Meat Science Club, with the remainder of the meal catered by TJ’s of Wooster. An awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards will follow lunch. Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winners.Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium registration forms are included in the current “Ohio Sheep Producer” newsletter. Registration can be completed by removing the BSS Registration/OSIA membership form and mailing it or going to the www.ohiosheep.org website and paying via PayPal. If you would like additional information, contact Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at rhigh@ofbf.org.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cinderella story for Croatia continues as they beat England 2-1…

first_imgAdvertisementCroatia celebrates after reaching the World Cup final for the first time. Photo Credits: FIFACroatia, with one of the smallest population in this tournament at 4.171 million, is off to the World Cup final for the first time in team history. Before this, Croatia’s best performance was third place in France 1998, its first-ever World Cup appearance.The Three Lions fell one win short of its goal of reaching the World Cup final, surrendering a 1-0 lead in Wednesday’s semi-final against Croatia. The Blazers rallied from behind to win 2-1 in extra time thanks to a goal from Mario Mandzukic.The English side got many opportunities in the first half of the match but failed to capitalize on them. This proved too costly for them as their defence was shredded time and time again by the Croatians.Croatia was forced to overcome a poor start to the match after England took the lead in the 5th minute on a beautiful goal from Kevin Trippier off a set piece.Kevin Trippier celebrating with captain Harry Kane after scoring the only goal for England.But Ivan Perisic brought things to level at the 68th minute with a lovely finish off a cross, getting ahead of Kyle Walker at the last second.Ivan Perisic after levelling the scoreline.The match dragged on to extra time and England failed to equalize. Croatia took over the match and soon Mario Mandzukic saw an opening in the English defence and drifted in behind John Stones’ back to score the winner for his team at the 109th minute.Mario Mandzukic after making it 2-1 in Croatia’s favour.The victory is historic for Croatia and for England, sadly, it won’t be coming home.For England, it is heartbreak as they have produced one of the best young sides in the past few years but alas, the English youth fell short to the experience of the Croats.Croatia will be looking forward to shocking the world and create history this Sunday as they take on France in the finals. Meanwhile, England will face Belgium on Saturday in the third-place match. Highlights of the match:  Read also: Indian football: Brazilian star, Robinho rumoured to join East BengalFIFA World Cup 2018: 9-year old seer Ahaan Kapadia might just become India’s version of Paul the Octopuscenter_img Advertisementlast_img read more

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Takes A Shot At The NCAA For Tournament Game Starting At 11 P.M.

first_imgBob Huggins at an NCAA Tournament press conference.Friday night’s NCAA Tournament Second Round game in Columbus between No. 6 Providence and No. 11 Dayton started at roughly 11 p.m. E.T. The game was scheduled to tip off at about 10 p.m. E.T., but due to the previous two games – West Virginia-Buffalo and Maryland-Valparaiso -at the site running long, the tip time between the Friars and the Flyers was delayed. Cleveland.com has a lengthier explanation on the situation. Saturday afternoon, Mountaineers’ coach Bob Huggins was asked about the late tip time. He gave a pretty sarcastic response. Bob Huggins, on playing tourney games til 1 am: “It’s all about the betterment of the student athlete….It just tickles me to death.”— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) March 21, 2015The game was played on a Friday night, so it’s not like the student-athletes had classes to wake up for the following morning – and, really, what college student goes to be before midnight, anyway? – but the NCAA clearly could have done a better job scheduling.last_img read more

Red Stripe Donates $1 Million to Enhance Security at Landfill

first_imgSecurity arrangements at the Riverton City Landfill, off Spanish Town Road in Kingston, are to be further enhanced with a donation of $1 million by brewing company, Red Stripe.The money will be used to, among other things, procure surveillance equipment for the landfill.This is in addition to enhanced security measures the Government has put in place following recent fires at the disposal site, suspected to be the work of arsonists.Speaking at a handover ceremony at Red Stripe’s Spanish Town Road location on Friday (August 24), Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, noted that security has also been increased at all landfills across the country since the fires.The Minister said that some of the security measures will be visible, while others will be discreet, and bemoaned the indiscipline that exists around the country’s disposal sites, particularly the Riverton City and Retirement facilities.“It is a sad reflection on us as a country when we have to waste the kind of resources that we have to guard a landfill from people with criminal and devious intent,” Mr. McKenzie said.The Minister lamented that over the last eight to 10 weeks, the Government has had to spend $150 million to extinguish fires which could have otherwise been used “to fix some more roads, upgrade some more infirmaries and provide more summer employment for our young people.”In the meantime, Minister McKenzie welcomed the donation, noting that this is an ideal demonstration of good corporate social responsibility.“It is not just the Government’s problem, but it is a problem that affects all of us. When there is fire, it means that production is low, it means that we would lose valuable hours in the workplace and there are many associated problems with fires that are created unnecessarily,” he said.In his remarks, Managing Director, Red Stripe, Ricardo Nuncio, noted that the fire had an impact on the company’s employees and operations, and the donation is one tangible way to provide support.He said the money is one of the 100 gifts the company will be giving away in celebration of its 100th year in operation.“We want to give this gift to the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) to support their efforts of managing the Riverton City (landfill) better. I know it’s not going to solve your entire problems, but I think that it’s definitely going to help you go in the right direction and avoid this issue from happening again,” he said.The money was provided through the brewery’s Desnoes and Geddes Foundation, which carries out its philanthropic work.last_img read more