Coach’s bond with players major key to F2’s success

first_imgTrump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Fina lauds PSI efforts in uplifting athletes Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The victorious Cargo Movers whoop it up after nailing the final point and disposing of the game Blaze Spikers in four sets. —AUGUST DELA CRUZF2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus weaved his old magic from the sidelines as the Cargo Movers pulled off a sweep of the Petron Blaze Spikers in the Philippine Superliga Invitational championship series on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.But for all his tactical brilliance and his ability to motivate players to rise to the challenge, the 11-time UAAP champion coach’s strong bond with his wards counts significantly on his team’s success.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 award Take Ara Galang’s case as an example. Before she bagged Finals Most Valuable Players honors, the former La Salle star was ready to quit the sport altogether after battling knee injuries the past two years.But De Jesus managed to convince Galang to give volleyball another try. In this tournament, Galang reclaimed her status as one of the country’s best spikers.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’“I was ready to quit because I was drained physically and mentally,” said Galang. “Coach convinced me to continue playing.”“I told her to continue working hard,” said De Jesus. “I’m proud of what she has accomplished. You rarely find a player with her talent and ability.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Against a gritty Petron squad, Galang delivered critical hits to keep the Blaze Spikers at bay. De Jesus’ ability to squeeze the best out of his star-studded team also proved key in F2’s run to a third PSL title.It was sweet revenge for the Cargo Movers, who got redemption from a heart-breaking setback in their title duel in the Grand Prix earlier this year.De Jesus noted that familiarity with his wards like former Lady Spikers Galang, Aby Maraño, Kim Fajardo, Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron and Kianna Dy is a major advantage to their campaign this conference.“I push them to their limits,” said De Jesus after their 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18 win in Game 2. “I remind them when their performance is declining. I don’t want their levels to go down.”ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio nameslast_img read more

Govt mulls 188MW natural gas power plant

first_imgThe infrastructural landscape of Guyana is set to undergo a significant shift with the extraction of oil and gas from 2020 and the Coalition Government intends to use the nation’s newfound natural gas to bolster GPL’s electricity grid.Public Infrastructure MinisterDavid PattersonThe Kingston #2 Plant is situated at Kingston, in central GeorgetownThis was according to Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson on a report from the Department of Public Information.“So, we have gas. What we are doing is building out the architecture. It comes in by pipeline and we will have a 188megawatt power plant,” the Minister stated.Destined to come on stream by 2021, Minister Patterson related that natural gas, “is the cheapest and cleanest of the non-renewable sources [of energy].”This initiative will comply with the Government’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) Vision 2040, which seeks to ensure oil extraction in association with natural gas production is done most beneficially.With the new power plant in operation, it is expected to produce a surmountable amount of energy unlike any existing power plant in Guyana, Minister Patterson noted, “we will have more than enough power in the country”.Also, the new power plant will result in astronomical savings for the country since power generation costs will decrease.“The money that you save that would have previously used to buy diesel and fossil fuel to run GPL, you can put that back into the economy,” said the Public Infrastructure Minister.Bearing oversight for GPL, Minister Patterson explained that the new power plant, while a medium-term solution to achieving redundancy in the power company’s network, is not the only measure being pursued. GPL has been granted permission by the Minister to purchase an additional 33 megawatts that will allow the utility company to have a total capacity of 160megawatts.“That gives you about 40 megawatts of reserves based on our current load. So, that will carry you until 2021 when you have the gas in line and the new generating sets [with the new power plant],” Minister Patterson conveyed.At present, GPL falls short of the total reserves needed in the system. Minister Patterson further explained that the power company must not only be able to meet its peak demand but must have excess capacity in reserves. While the international convention demands 10-15% of reserves that function in cases of emergencies, GPL stands at eight percent.last_img read more

SpaceX Team Tells Us To Learn C++, Says They’ll Take Us To Mars In 5 Years

first_imgToday on Reddit, private commercial spaceflight company SpaceX set its software engineers loose in an AMA. On the site, AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything”, and an AMA thread (found on /r/IAmA/) is a no-holds barred session of questions and answers in real-time via Reddit’s nested comment system.In the past, even President Obama stopped by an AMA for a little while to chat about the White House homebrew recipe.At SpaceX, the engineers design code for rockets and spacecraft and the code that goes into the manufacturing process. They basically make this happen: 5. On The Scope Of SpaceX’s Computing Power The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Image courtesy of NASA A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts taylor hatmaker Tags:#Reddit#social#space 7. What’s Next For That Whole Space Exploration Thingcenter_img 4. Linux Powers SpaceX Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… 3. No Really, Pyongyang – Is That You? 6. Want To Be An Astronaut? Learn C++ Instead 8. When Can We Go To The Red Planet, Already? Want to be a professional rocket-launcher with equity in one of the hottest companies in the hottest emerging industries around? In the AMA, members of the SpaceX team explain how they scored one of the sweetest programming gigs ever, describe what it’s like to work with Elon Musk and take a quick jab at North Korea, (naturally).1. What Happens When Things Go Wrong… In Space2. On How Big The Code Base Islast_img read more

Damn Cricket

first_imgI am a pure-blooded Indian. I have never watched Sachin Than-DULL-Kar play cricket, and I never will. I don’t care about cricket at all. No, wait, I do care, because cricket is a part of two worlds I care about: the Indian community and professional sports. And that is why I hate cricket.Cricket is to blame for something very serious in the South Asian community – the reason we will never have a Yao Ming figure to represent us, and no light, medium, or dark brown person with straight hair will ever take the place of LeBron James as the buzz of the sports world.I have seen Manny Malhotra on ice for the New York Rangers. I have seen Sania Mirza on the tennis court at the U.S. Open. I have even seen an Indian in the same room as the New York Yankees – and not a Cleveland Indian – WFAN’s Sweeny Murti, props as always.But I am starting to believe that in my lifetime – and I’m 26 now – I will never see an Indian in the National Football League, National Basketball Association or Major League Baseball. And as a young sports journalist, I put the blame squarely on first-generation Indians in America and my journalist friends who love talking cricket, even though no one on this continent cares.Don’t shut me up just yet, hear me out. What’s that stupid term that some moron came up with – ABCD – as you NRI’s like to say, American-Born Confused Desis. I had never even heard the term Desi until 2001. I swear I thought someone was ordering a masala dosa or something! But what you fail to realize is that we as Americans are not the confused ones, it’s the Indians who live here and perpetuate their cricket crap all over the Indian newspapers and television who are.Why on earth is the line drawn directly between the words “Indian” and “sports” spell cricket for all of you? It’s a disgrace and a disservice to the youth of our community who grow up thinking that no sport matters unless it is played in India. For God’s sake, freshly immigrated kids go to school and have no idea what the NBA jerseys, Nike sneakers, and baseball hats represent other that nice clothing that their friends wear. Lucky enough for me I grew up in New York City and didn’t hear a word about cricket until I visited India when I was 6 years old. Yes I played it; I pitched, or “bowled” as you call that. Naturally I thought of it like baseball, America’s game with American stars (but not any more!) And if you want to take a shot at today’s MLB for the steroid scandal, then I’ll be right there chanting with you, but more importantly look at the influx of Latin American and Japanese players in MLB and how easily there could have been a great Indian arm in there in the last 25 years – had cricket not screwed it all up!Cricket is not cool. Cricket is golf gone ugly. I concede that cricket looks classy and the game celebrates gentlemanly conduct, but to hell with that! This is the sports world of 2007 where bigger and bolder is better and sex sells, and oh boy does it sell a lot.This is a modern sports era in which NFL football reigns supreme, notwithstanding the egregious misconduct of several players. Baseball is stuck in a muddy steroid controversy, but the game is wildly popular. Basketball has its share of bad boys attitudes and occasional fistfights, while still showcasing the greatest pure athletes in the world, graceful and bullying on the court at the same time. Tennis became very popular once young blondes on the women’s side and Andre Agassi on the men’s became its poster children, but the game was always an action-packed drama with very gifted players and always will be. So what does cricket offer? Guys standing around, just tossing a ball and waving around a giant spatula! More importantly cricket is to baseball what arena football is to the NFL; pun intended, cricket is just a bug on the professional sports’ windshield. At the same time, the MLB, NBA and NFL are important as they are the wheels, not only a metaphor for sports, but for the lives of the athletes involved. There’s a lot of fame, fortune and greatness to be achieved in sports. Cricket just doesn’t cut it. Look at the money difference.So why does cricket not take a spot over baseball, at least in some parts of the world? The answer is money, money that could be well spent by an Indian entrepreneurial mind, capitalizing on advertising and popularity that comes from being a baseball star. You’re telling me that Alex Rodriguez (the Yankees’ A-Rod) would not be a big star in Bollywood if he were Indian. Don’t give me that, because Bollywood’s biggest star (Aish) decided to try her hand in American films because that’s the global platform.Look at David Beckham, look at Yao Ming, and now look at the San Antonio Spurs, on their way to a fourth NBA title in nine years. Point guard Tony Parker (from France) scores 30 points to lead the way in Game 2. I’m sure you’ve heard that he’s engaged to Eva Longoria, but did you know that he stands just 6 feet tall, yet he dominates in the NBA? My guess is there are at least 200 similarly built Indian male athletes in this country who were dissuaded from picking up Parker’s  basketball skills, even though their parents’ wealth could have provided them with a great environment to learn in. Whose fault is this?Yao Ming was born in China, the son of two former stars of the Chinese National basketball team. Let us forgive Yao’s unprecedented gift of height (at 7-foot, 5-inches tall) and let us see the bigger picture. For there to ever be an Indian basketball player (close to Parker’s size) – yes they may need the God-given athletic build and skills in the art of the game – but more importantly they need a team, coach and a sports-minded community to develop with.Without anyone interested in practicing free throws we could not see players hold the ball and shoot it correctly. Yao is near the top in a category in which most NBA big men are abysmal, e.g.. Shaq, Dwight Howard and Tim Duncan. Yes the genetic factor is at play and for most Indians height is an issue, but come on. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Canada’s Steve Nash (5’11” at best) taking two straight MVP Awards and Parker’s championship game are proof that a short foreigner can become a star in this land, and on the biggest stage.What’s the point? That fundamentals beat all else, and as simple as it seems only few take the time to master them. Unfortunately, Indian youth in India and abroad aren’t even encouraged to think seriously about an athletic career unless that damn insect (cricket) is the game of choice.So no polish to a diamond in the rough and no career is what you get. Look back to Latin American baseball players, people in their communities worked long and hard at getting guys to pitch hard and hit the daylights out of the ball. You’re telling me that no one could have done the same with the best students in the world: Indian kids!   Related Itemslast_img read more

Watch: This love story will melt your heart, but can you spot the gun?

first_imgMade by an NGO named Sandy Hook Promise, this ad campaign is the ultimate lesson on gun violence.The film, Evan, tells the story of a budding high school romance between an unknown student and a boy named Evan who is bored at the end of term. The two begin exchanging fun notes written on a table in the school library. As their mysterious romance develops, Evan goes on to look for his blind crush and the viewer’s curiosity develops to know the same.Moved by this love story, you may miss out on the terrible parallel story playing out alongside,  When the two finally meet in the school’s sports hall, the dreadful aspect is revealed as a student enters the room and loads a gun, followed by all the students running to save themselves.An alarming quotation appears after this sequence which says “While you were watching Evan, another student was showing signs of planning a shooting”. The rest of the video highlights the shooter in the background behaving in an alarming way as well as being bullied.Watch here:Sandy Hook Promise, an organisation run by parents of students who died at the shooting, has attempted to create awareness on gun violence.According to the pre-ad research, maximum number of school shooters and those who committed suicide told someone of their plans before taking action and showed signs of planning the crime, but no one around them noticed the warning signs, and only remembered them later on, after the tragedy.advertisementlast_img read more

Yankees Surge Past Royals, 7-3

first_imgNEW YORK — Chase Headley can only hope one successful swing leads to a lot more.Stuck in a deep slump, Headley homered for his first extra-base hit this season, helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on May 12.“It’s been a long time,” Headley said. “Felt like it’s been a really long time.”Headley ended a drought of 170 at-bats since his last home run, dating to last year. That from a guy who hit 31 homers with 115 RBIs for San Diego in 2012 and still is counted on to provide some power.Headley has been working long hours in the batting cage lately and seeking advice from many hitters, including Yankees Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson.The third baseman began the day batting just .178, although his recent swings had Manager Joe Girardi thinking “he was starting to look like the Chase Headley we knew.”Headley and Didi Gregorius hit two-run homers, and Starlin Castro added a solo shot to boost the Yankees.Kansas City dropped three of four at Yankee Stadium and has lost 12 of 16 overall.“I’ll just be happy to get home. It seems like we haven’t been home in a year. We have a real comfort level there and enjoy playing at home,” Royals Manager Ned Yost said.Nathan Eovaldi (3-2) worked around eight hits in five innings, and overcame getting struck on the leg by Lorenzo Cain’s hard one-hopper at the outset.On Eovaldi’s last pitch, Salvador Perez nearly launched a go-ahead, three-run homer, but right fielder Carlos Beltran caught the ball at the top of the wall. Eovaldi wiped his brow as he walked off the mound while Perez put both hands on the top of his helmet.“Luckily, he was able to make the play,” Eovaldi said.Relievers Kirby Yates and Dellin Betances each followed with a perfect inning to hold a 5-3 lead. After the Yankees scored twice more, Andrew Miller worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Chasen Shreve threw a scoreless ninth.Alex Gordon hit a solo home run and an RBI single for Kansas City. The Royals outhit the Yankees 9-7.Ian Kennedy (4-3) lost in his first game back in the Bronx since the Yankees traded him after the 2009 season.Castro homered in the first, then Headley connected in the second.“A step in the right direction,” Headley said. “Still got a long way to go.”Gregorius hit a two-run drive in the fourth.Chien-Ming Wang, another former Yankees pitcher, gave up an RBI single to Castro and a bases-loaded walk to Brian McCann in the seventh.(BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Pakistan Cricket Board trolled over spelling mistake ahead of India tie

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tried to bring back some fond memories for the Pakistan fans and evoke the bitter ones for India as they shared a video of the last meeting between the two teams.INDIA VS PAKISTAN ASIA CUP 2018, LIVE SCOREIndia and Pakistan last played each other in the final of Champions Trophy where Sarfraz Ahmed’s men hammered the Virat Kohli-led Men in Blue by 180 runs to win the trophy at the Oval in London.Earlier in the day, the International Cricket Council (ICC) shared the highlights of the Champions Trophy 2017 final and PCB retweeted the tweet.As PCB shared the video, they wrote, “Here are the highlights of what hepoened when last time #INDvPAK ODI was played. Can Green Shirts redo today what they did at the Oval last year?”Here are the highlights of what hepoened when last time #INDvPAK ODI was played. Can Green Shirts redo today what they did at the Oval last year?#HarSaansMeinBolo ???? https://t.co/VINLNzwIqKPCB Official (@TheRealPCB) September 19, 2018But even as PCB tried to look back at one of Pakistan cricket’s greatest days, they misspelled the word ‘happened’ and it took no time for them to get trolled on social media.Indian fans, of course, felt at ease shifting the entire focus on the wrong spelling and took potshots at the english of the Pakistanis.A fan Agney Fernandes not only replied to PCB saying it will not happen this time around but twisted the spelling to ‘hepoen’ to troll PCB.advertisementInshah Allah it may not ‘hepoen’ ??????AGNEY FERNANDES (@AGNEY65102108) September 19, 2018Hepoened means inshah Allah boys played really well ????Mayank Seth (@mayank231) September 19, 2018Hepoened pic.twitter.com/yvgBu8hF4LShobhit Singh (@shobhit_sk) September 19, 2018Pehle English shik lo fir aana baat karne??????Ashutosh kumar Singh (@ashutosh0032) September 19, 2018Bhai tum kuch bhi kr lo pr tumhari english ???? hi rhni hai lol PCB ( HEPOENED)Gajendra (@Gajendra8931095) September 19, 2018Today we will see what “hapoened” to Pak team!Hemnath Srikanth.M.S (@m_hemnath) September 19, 2018keep praying guys it will not “hepoene” again ??rohan.kulkarni (@Kulkarni6Rohan) September 19, 2018The India-Pakistan rivalry is one of the biggest in cricket due to the history of the two countries and the fierce cricket that has been played among the two nations throughout.India and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket and only meet at multi-nation tournaments organised by the International Cricket Council or Asian Cricket Council.Meanwhile, without Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team, experts have said that the Pakistan bowlers will have a psychological relief that may work in their favour.However, experts also said that the Indian batting line-up is extremely solid even in Kohli’s absence and can easily take the game away on their day.Also read – Why were Pandya, Bumrah rested vs Hong Kong? Indian team selection baffles Akram, AzharAt the time of publishing this article, Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first, just like the Champions Trophy final.However, the start of the match was completely different as Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked two early wickets of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, who had scored a century last year at the Oval.Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik were at the crease, attempting to build a partnership.last_img read more

The Five Best OSU-Texas Moments in the Gundy Era

first_imgFull extension. (Michael Thomas /AP)Full extension. (Michael Thomas /AP)3. Justin Gilbert’s 100+ yard kickoff returnGilbert was so electric with the ball and so deadly, his 4.3 speed was a threat no matter where he got the ball. Even if he was bringing it out of the end zone five yards deep, he could still make plays like this.2, Clint Chelfs 2013 performanceChelf was a much more rounded quarterback that he was given credit for at times in Stillwater. His “get away from the cops” speed was on full display in 2013. He was the king of the quarterback draw, and he had two rushing scores in the 2013 win in Austin. Fast forward to the :20 mark and you’ll see peak Clint Chelf.1. Justin Gilbert’s interception return for TD in 2013It was too difficult to keep Gilbert off this list twice – he always showed up big against Texas. This moment is No. 1 on my list just because of Mack’s expression. The Cowboys handed Mack Brown his worst loss at home in his 16-years at Texas, but not before breaking his heart after Gilbert returned an interception for a touchdown near the end of the first half. Cowboys rolled 38-13.Mack Brown NOOOOOIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! Up until 2010, Oklahoma State had a serious hump they weren’t able to overcome with the Longhorns. From 1998 – 2009, the Longhorns won every contest in some seriously gut-wrenching losses for the Cowboys.Since Gundy’s arrival, however, things have been a little more even in the series. I’ve ranked the top five best OSU vs. Texas moments in the Gundy era in my opinion. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Drum roll please….5. Kendall Hunter’s 2010 performanceHunter rushed for 116 tough yards in 2010, and earned himself two touchdowns and some serious respect in a 33-16 win. Scroll to the 1:40 mark, and you can see where Hunter’s persistence finally pays off. He was just as important as Weeden in a huge win that snapped a losing streak that allowed Oklahoma State to springboard into an 11-2 record and an Alamo Bowl victory over Arizona.4. Justin Blackmons full-extension TD.Blackmon went full-extension for a beautiful TD catch in 2011 as the Cowboys buried the Longhorns 38-26. What a game.last_img read more

Video: Mississippi State OL Rufus Warren Tried Cheerleading Today, And It Was Hilarious

first_imgMississippi State Offensive lineman attempts to hold an MS cheerleader.Rufus Warren MSU CheerleaderMississippi State offensive lineman Rufus Warren is listed at 6-foot-7, 299 pounds on the school’s website. He has to handle large, athletic SEC defensive linemen on a regular basis, but when it came time to lift up an SEC cheerleader today, Warren wasn’t sure how to handle it.Here’s the video of Warren lifting up an MSU cheerleader. He does the job, but admittedly wasn’t too steady and seemed quite happy to be put her down as soon as possible.VIDEO: We are on our way to the coliseum, but first Rufus Warren tried out to be a cheerleader. #HailState pic.twitter.com/8dej0QMc7v— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 16, 2015Warren will probably take some good-natured ribbing for that, but he seemed pretty comfortable laughing at himself.last_img

Nick Bosa Drops A Savage Tweet About Michigan During Its Bowl Loss

first_imgNick Bosa celebrates a sack during game against Michigan.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a sack against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan fell to Florida in the Peach Bowl on Saturday, capping off a frustrating season for the Wolverines and their fans. Michigan, heading into the Ohio State game, was seemingly having its best year of the Jim Harbaugh era. Two losses later, that’s obviously changed.Michigan struggled to move the ball against Florida, and while the score was close at halftime, the Gators eventually pulled away for a 41-15 win.A number of Ohio State players and fans have been enjoying the game on social media. One former player – Nick Bosa – chimed in with a little dig.Bosa is currently preparing for the NFL Draft. He found time to take a shot at Ohio State’s main rival though:I’m embarrassed for them ?— Nick Bosa (@nbsmallerbear) December 29, 2018Michigan, with the loss, finishes 10-3 on the season. The Wolverines lost to Notre Dame, Ohio State and Florida.Ohio State, meanwhile, will take on Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.Bosa is expected to be one of the top picks in this year’s NFL Draft.last_img read more