Vanguardia admits Phoenix still lack chemistry

first_img‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Losing its second straight blowout game with the latest a 134-109 humbling at the hands of TNT, Phoenix coach Ariel Vanguardia admits his team is still searching for chemistry.“Chemistry-wise, we’re still figuring out each other. And you saw it in this game,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. However, Vanguardia shared that he is still not pressing the panic button yet..“Whether it’s a one-point loss or a blowout, it’s still a loss. We’re going to go back on what we’re not doing better and a lot of those is on the defensive side. We’ll try to figure out what got us our 38-32 lead (in the second quarter), not that run that was telling. We’ll try to find the right combinations inside.”Phoenix eyes to bounce back against Ginebra on Saturday in Davao City.ADVERTISEMENT TNT whips Phoenix as import Amundson leaves The Fuel Masters lost hold of the game in the second quarter, where the KaTropa fired a telling 16-0 blast to grab a 48-38 advantage and never looked back.Things went downhill from there with Phoenix even staring at a 35-point lead, 122-87, at one point in the fourth quarter and allowed TNT to shoot 60 percent shooting from the field.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“Basketball is a make or miss game. We couldn’t make our shots and they were making their shots. We got left behind,” said Vanguardia.“That’s how strong TNT is. You blink and there goes your momentum, there goes your chance. We blinked on playing defense and we let them score on transition, open shots,” he said. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely View commentslast_img read more

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62 Judicial Officers Threaten Go Slow Action

first_imgSixty two judicial security personnel assigned to provide protection for the Justices and the premises of the Temple of Justice are threatening to stage a go-slow protest, if their concern over the management of L$3,000 monthly allowance is not addressed by authorities.According to one of the workers who asked not to be identified, since April, their chief, Col. Paul Tuazama has “refused to use the money to purchase tea and sugar for them, especially night shift officers.”He claimed that night shift officers are exposed to cold and harsh weather conditions.Other concerns, he said include lack of medical aid and not being put on government’s payroll as civil-servants.Another officer, who also spoke on similar condition, said he was only getting benefits from the judiciary’s budget and not as a civil servant.He explained that officers are no longer able to afford to purchase tea and sugar from their “little salary.”“We are being reduced to beggars, because we can’t afford transportation to come to work,” he said.The 2015 budget saw the allotment of US$19,313,767 to the Judicial Branch of Government by the National legislature.Out of the money, US$763,279 is allotted for the upkeep of the office of the Chief Justice and US$1,524,625 for the other four Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, combined.When Col. Tuazama was contacted by the Daily Observer, he admitted receiving the money, but said it was not intended to provide tea and sugar for his officers.“I was only rendering them a favor, because I have been in the security sector for several years, and I know what it is for security officers working on night shift,” he said.Col. Tuazama added, “The money is for my office use and not to be divided among anyone, including my security officers.“And, I know that it is very little to address the challenges facing the group that is made up of 62 members. But, what can I do?“Do you expect me to distribute L$3,000 among 62 officers? How much do you think each of them will take?”According to him, only those officers that are assigned with the justices were receiving benefits.He said: “If you are lucky to be assigned with any of the justices, it is the only way you can receive benefit.“If they think I am lying, let them go to the court administrator or to the marshal to find out for themselves.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ladon started the third round with an aggressive mindset, first landing a flurry of body shots on Sugoro then following it up with a devastating left hook.Sugoro also had his moments in the third but Ladon had the better offense and defense throughout the bout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“We wanted to look at the style of our opponent first because he’s also a dangerous boxer,” said Ladon, who is now assured of a bronze, in Filipino.He added that the team’s training camp with members of the Australian national team gave them a different dimension in the SEA Games. View comments ADVERTISEMENT Roger Ladon during his men’s boxing flyweight match in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rogen Ladon of the Philippines barged into the semifinals after taking a majority decision win (4-1) over Indonesia’s Aldoms Sugoro in men’s boxing flyweight division in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Thursday at PICC Forum.Gauging his Sugoro in the first two rounds, Ladon seemed tentative at first opting to create distance and play defensively against the more aggressive Indonesian.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas The Philippine and Australian national teams trained together at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in the weeks leading up to the biennial meet.“They helped us a lot because we got different styles from them and we can easily apply what we learned in training,” said Ladon, who is looking for the first gold medal of his career.His highest rank in the continental level was a silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games and a bronze medal in the 2015 Aiba World Boxing Championships. Both of his accolades came in the light flyweight division. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James Harden dunk debacle confounds Rockets Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) ‘People evacuated on their own’last_img read more

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Fowler downs McIlroy in playoff for first US win

first_img0Shares0000CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, USA May 7 – Rickie Fowler won his first US PGA Tour title with a playoff victory over US Open champion Rory McIlroy and DA Points on Sunday at Quail Hollow.Fowler stuck his approach shot at the first playoff hole, the par-four 18th, four feet from the pin. After both McIlroy and Points had both parred, he made his putt for birdie and the victory in the $6.5 million Wells Fargo Championship. Fowler, a 23-year-old touted as a future star, won in his 67th US PGA Tour start as a professional.His only prior victory as a pro was last October at the Kolon Korea Open, where he held off McIlroy.McIlroy, the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland who has already claimed a major title with his US Open triumph last year, will return to number one in the world golf rankings thanks to his performance here.He needed only a top-seven finish to regain the top spot from the absent Luke Donald, who had seized it from McIlroy just last week.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Nkata’s magic pushes Bandari top

first_img0Shares0000Bandari FC head Coach Paul Nkata issuing instructions in their game against Muhoroni Youth over the weekend. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – After match day three of the 2017 Kenyan Premier League season, coastal side Bandari FC sit at the apex of the standings on seven points having picked two wins and a draw, a positive start for their new man at the helm, Paul Nkata.The Ugandan tactician, who won the Kenyan Premier League title with Tusker FC last season, seems to have dripped some of his magic touch on the Dockers who endured a dismal performance in 2016, finishing a disappointing 14th. Nkata, also named Coach of the Year last season, has had a track record of reviving the teams he has coached, having started with Nairobi City Stars and Muhoroni Youth in 2015 before moving to Tusker and leading them to a first ever season double.And now, Bandari seems to be the recipient of the same magic and their 3-0 win over Nkata’s former side Muhoroni Youth over the weekend spoke as much.“There is nothing much I have done to the team. My secret has always been to talk to the players politely like a father and ensure there is mutual respect between us. When you treat them with respect, then they will do the work on the pitch,” the soft spoken Nkata told Capital Sport.Bandari is one of the only two teams yet to concede a goal this season, the only other side being Ulinzi Stars who have however played only one match. Nkata is pleased with the work rate of his backline and now puts focus on sharpening the attack.“Against Muhoroni it worked because mostly during the week, we worked on shooting and what we do with the ball in attack. It has worked but there is still more to do. The league is a marathon and we have to go a step at a time. It is only three matches so we cannot be comfortable because we are leading,” Nkata added.-AFC perfect start-AFC Leopards’ midfielder Whyvonne Isuza vies for the ball with Nzoia Sugar’s Victor Omondi in a Kenyan Premier League match on April 1, 2017 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the same time, AFC Leopards continued with their fine start picking their second win of the season, a hard fought 2-1 victory over Nzoia Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.Ingwe came from behind to pick the win that took them second on six points, and head coach Stewart Hall believes the courage in fighting till the final minute exhibited by his charges will drive them a long way this season.“This was a match we won not because we played well, but because we showed very good fighting spirit. We played really well especially in the second half. We fought and fought and I can’t really ask more of my players. I am proud of their performance,” the Briton said after seeing his side pick the vital win.He admitted Nzoia gave them a run for their money, adding they ‘ran like crazy throughout the match’. Nzoia’s head coach Bernard Mwalala was pleased with the performance of his side despite the loss, adding they picked vital lessons in terms of handling big game pressure.“We have seen what to expect and the players have now been welcomed to top flight football. We lost but I am happy with how we played. Looking at that performance, I am convinced that we will make a mark this season. We can as well be among those who can fight for the title,” Mwalala, a former Kenyan international said.This was the Bungoma based club’s first loss of the season, a result that sees them drop to eighth on the standings.-Gor stumble-Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo ferreira dishes out instructions on the touchline during his side’s 3-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks in a Kenyan Premier League match on March 12, 2017 at the Thika Sub-County Stadium. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaWhile Ingwe continued with their positive start, arch rivals Gor Mahia lost for the first time this season, going down 2-1 to Western Stima at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Sunday after surrendering a one goal lead.It was only the fourth time Western Stima were picking a win over Gor in 17 meetings and the result left Stima coach Henry Omino purring after losing their season opener against Sofapaka last weekend.“We studied them and we knew how to beat them. Our strategy worked very well though I have to admit that we survived a lot of late onslaughts,” Omino said after the win.Meanwhile, Sofapaka who recently received a shot in the arm with a Sh50mn sponsorship boost kept their good run, picking a second consecutive victory with a 1-0 win over Mathare United to move fourth on the standings.In other matches played over the weekend, defending champions Tusker FC picked up their first win of the season, a huge morale booster after they overcame Chemelil Sugar 1-0 in Nakuru thanks to a Shafik Batambuze penalty.The result sees Tusker who had lost back-to-back crawl off the bottom of the standings to 15th.In Kericho, new boys Zoo FC continued to wait for their maiden win of the season after losing 2-0 at home to fellow new comers Nakumatt FC. Kariobangi Sharks also lost the third consecutive match after going down by a solitary goal against Ulinzi Stars.Both sides sit side by side at the bottom of the KPL table.KPL Weekend resultsSaturday: Kariobangi Sharks 0-1 Ulinzi Stars, AFC Leopards 2-1 Nzoia Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Bandari 3-0 Muhoroni Youth (Mbaraki Complex), Kakamega Homeboyz 1-1 Posta Rangers (Mumias Complex).Sunday: Tusker FC 1-0 Chemelil Sugar (Afraha Stadium), Mathare United 1-2 Sofapaka (Kenyatta Stadium Machakos), Sony Sugar 1-0 Thika United (Awendo Stadium) Zoo Kericho 0-2 Nakumatt FC (Kericho Green Stadium), Western Stima 2-1 Gor Mahia (Moi Stadium Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Landslide disrupts Telus services in Old Fort, Fort St. John not affected

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Last Sunday’s landslide has resulted in Telus customers having their services interrupted, though the rest of Fort St. John is said to be unaffected.Telus spokesperson Liz Sauve said that the company’s main line providing service to the community was being slowly dragged by the landslide.She said that initially, the company had been giving the line more slack so that service wouldn’t be disrupted to residents, but on Thursday crews had to proactively cut the line after it started to drag on a hydro pole and had become a safety concern.- Advertisement -Sauve explained that the cutting of the wire caused 52 homes in the area to lose home phone, Internet, and TV service.“We’re closely monitoring the situation in Old Fort and are in contact with the city and emergency services, and have been doing everything we can to minimize the impact on our customers,” said Sauve.She added that cell phone service has not been impacted by the slide, and Telus has made cell phones available to residents who might not have one.Advertisement “Our main priority is to restore service to all impacted customers as soon as it is safe for our crews to begin working on the line, and we are keeping the community updated through the Regional District,” added Sauve.last_img read more

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Video: Lionel Messi wows young fans in Barcelona training

first_imgLionel Messi treated a group of young football fans to a shooting masterclass in an open Barcelona training session in Japan on Tuesday.The Argentine ace displayed his superb accuracy with this brilliant long-range shot into a small training goal over the other side of the pitch.The Barca squad were training in front of the media ahead of theiur Club World Cup tie against Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande this week.Check it out in the video above!last_img

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Caltech takes break for harvest

first_imgBy midafternoon, the harvest had already been deemed a success. “We’ve managed to get at least a ton, and probably more, of beautiful olives,” said Craig Makela, owner of the Santa Barbara Olive Co. “One thousand pounds would have been great, we’re probably going to get more like 2,000 or 3,000 pounds.” “It’s just about perfect, a very good crop,” he said of the harvest, a mix of green, black and red-ripe fruit. “Green olives alone make a hot peppery kind of olive oil,” he said. A mix of olive ages yields a “buttery, golden, more palatable” oil. After being pressed early this morning (expediency being one key to tasty oil), the drippings will be left to settle over the weekend and the oil bottled early next week. Makela expected the 85-year-old trees, probably Manzanillo and Mission varieties with some Sevellanos, would produce about 100 gallons of oil. Caltech will sell much of the oil to raise money for student causes. Some olives will also be put aside to cure, a 12-week process of soaking in brine, and some were saved to press in a smaller, student-run operation during the festival. First, a team of four students ran in a circle pushing the arms of a mill that crushed the olives into a purple-brown paste under 1600-pound wheels. Then two more cranked the arms of a press to squeeze the paste, wrapped in cloth, until a slimy, oily juice dripped out. That juice was later to be spun in the campus’ largest centrifuge to separate out the oil, said Dvin Adalian, half of the original olive-pressing team. He and his classmates enjoyed their olive oil later Friday night, at an outdoor, campuswide, Mediterranean-style dinner that included citrus olive oil cake and olive oil sorbet. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Throughout the daylong festival, cooking demonstrations, tastings and tours of the edible plants on campus – as well as a chance to try picking – drew hundreds out into the warm sun. “We came in about 7:30, we’ve been picking ever since,” said Dave Felt, as he held open a burlap tarp into which his wife dropped her harvest from high above on a silver ladder. “It’s the first time Caltech’s ever done this – it’s worth being part of,” said Felt, who most weekdays would be found indoors, working as a Caltech system administrator and plasma physics engineer. “It’s fun – I don’t get to be on a ladder every day,” said freshman Chris Berlind from within the tree branches as he dropped olives into a 10-gallon bucket held by his classmate. “It’s a good way to relieve the stress of midterms,” said freshman Chris White. PASADENA – When a pair of industrious Caltech students decided to press their own olive oil last year, they used the tools they had on hand – window screens, a trash can and bags of cement as weights. This time around, Caltech called in the pros. Inspired by the success of the two undergraduates, who produced about 21/2 cups of atomic green oil, university President Jean Lou Chameau and his wife organized a campuswide harvest festival Friday. Although volunteers picked the olives from about 80 Caltech trees, the fruits of their labor were trucked to Santa Barbara, where they will be pressed and bottled by the Santa Barbara Olive Co. last_img read more

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Chelsea target Marcelo Brozovic offered new Inter Milan contract

first_img Chelsea failed in their pursuit of Marcelo Brozovic this summer 1 Inter Milan have offered Chelsea target Marcelo Brozovic a new contract with a release-clause of £42million.The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer with Cesc Fabregas going the other way.However, Inter held firm and managed to keep hold of the Croatia international despite Chelsea’s interest.And now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian club are ready to tie Brozovic down to a new deal.Inter’s contract offer would led to the 23-year-old’s wages increasing from £1.1m-a year to £2.1m-a-year.Crucially Brozovic’s new deal, which would expire in June 2021, would also set his release-clause at £42m to put off any potencial suitors.last_img

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Rangers matched Celtic in the first half says Tavernier

first_imgRangers defender James Tavernier was disappointed with his side’s 2-0 derby defeat to Celtic because he felt they matched their Glasgow rivals in the first half.The sides went in goalless at the break but Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths struck early after the restart to secure the points for the trip back to Parkhead.It was Rangers’ third defeat to their Glasgow rivals since Pedro Caixinha took over in March, having lost 5-1 and 2-0 at the end of last season.But Tavernier saw progression in the first encounter of the 2017/18 season and put the goals down to sloppy errors. “It was disappointing,” he said. “We don’t like losing, especially against our rivals.“I felt two mistakes cost us with the goals and it’s really hard to swallow. It’s a new team but I felt definitely in the first half we matched them.“Throughout the pitch they’re obviously a strong team but we worked really hard defensively and tried to create the chances we could.“In the second half it was a couple of mistakes that cost us the goals but we have to take it on the chin now and move on.” He also backed boss Pedro Caixinha’s claims that Rangers have a special talent on their hands with Ross McCrorie.The 19-year-old was plunged into a baptism of fire as he made his first start on Saturday but he did enough to impress Tavernier.“I thought young Ross had a cracking game for his first Old Firm,” he said. “He didn’t look out of place.“Ross works hard in training and did really well in the pre-season games and coming on against Partick Thistle.“Today he showed great signs of being a promising young player. As long as he keeps his head down and works hard, he’ll be a cracking centre back.”last_img read more

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