Francisco gives UST big lift in crucial win over NU

first_imgFilipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Francisco then got entrenched into the defensive schemes of NU that she was eventually used as bait in Rondina’s combination plays.“Coach told us that we should always be aggressive because every point matters so I told myself that I should kill every set I get,” said Francisco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTin Francisco has never been the premier scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, but the Golden Tigresses were sure glad the sophomore hitter came up big in their final match of the elimination round.Francisco finished with 11 points, behind EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina, who had 22 points apiece, to help UST take the match in five sets against National University, 20-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertecenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Cormier retains light heavyweight belt, retires Johnson Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “Of course I was surprised with my role today because I never expected to play the full game,” said Francisco. “I expected that I would just come in whenever the starters are thrown off their game.”“But I never expected that I will play the whole game against NU.”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 returnFrancisco came off the bench in the opening set and started the second until the fifth sets.She also made her mark in the closing moments for the Golden Tigresses when she gave UST a 9-7 lead in the fifth set. MOST READ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

10 months agoElias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastle

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Elias Sorensen ready to leave Newcastleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveElias Sorensen is ready to leave Newcastle United this month.The Dane has rattled in 19 goals for their Under-21 team this season, and is expected to face arch-rivals Sunderland’s senior side in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night. He said: “The goal is to get to the first team at Newcastle. A loan would help me a lot — to come up against bigger and stronger players every week. We [in the U21s] are striving, working our socks off and want to get into the first team.“I am waiting to see what happens in January. If the manager wants me to go on loan, I will go on loan. If he wants me to stay, I will stay.“It is up to the club and the manager, and I trust them. The manager is world class.” last_img read more

Digitally enhanced Estonia plots the end of bureaucracy

first_imgTALLINN, Estonia — There are still a few things that you can’t do electronically in Estonia: Marry, divorce or transfer property — and that’s only because the government has decided it was important to turn up in person for some big life events.This Baltic nation of 1.3 million people is engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. As more countries shift their services online, Estonia’s experiment offers a glimpse of how interacting with the state might be for future generations.Over the past 20 years, this former ex-Soviet republic has created one platform that supports electronic authentication and digital signatures to enable paperless communications across both the private and public sectors.Danica Kirka, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Warners leadership skills are unmatched VVS

first_imgHyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman is delighted to have David Warner back in the mix as his “unmatched leadership skill” is a big plus for the franchise. While Kane Williamson will once again be leading the side, Warner’s inputs and influence on the team members makes him an important part of the leadership group. Warner along with Steve Smith are returning from their year-long ban for their involvement in ball tampering scandal in South Africa. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”There is a big difference, because he (Warner) is a world class player. For us as a franchise we are so proud of what he has achieved for Sunrisers. “He is not only a premier match-winner but his leadership skills are also unmatched,” Laxman waxed eloquent about Warner during a media conference. “The kind of role he played in the development of lot of youngsters in the franchise. He is setting example with his work ethics and the kind of preparation he does before every match,” Laxman told reporters at an event here. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterSRH head coach Tom Moody feels that the prolonged absence will not have an impact on his performance. “David Warner’s frame of mind I think is positive one. Certainly, through my communication with David has all been a positive one. When you are a world class player and you got an unquenchable thirst to succeed. When game of cricket is taken from you and once it is handed back, you need to do lot of catching up and David will be determined to the best,” Moody said. On Warner, who was awarded 12-month ball tampering suspension, Laxman said: “Personally for me, it was very unfortunate what happened at Cape Town. I feel that the kind of punishment which he got was not right.” On Kane Williamson, who will once again lead Sunrisers, Moody said: “We all know that Kane Williamson is not only an outstanding player in all formats of the game but he is also a highly respected international leader.” “He stepped up last year and did a wonderful performance not only as a captain, but as a top order player. We have no question in his ability with the bat. He is a wonderful player. We got a side that boasts of lot of leadership and that’s the strength of any squad that is going to be successful. It is not just dependent on one leader alone. Laxman is hopeful that new additions like New Zealander Martin Guptill and Englishman Jonny Bairstow strengthens the squad along with India regular Vijay Shankar, former U-19 World Cupper Abhishek Sharma and India A left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem in the mix. SRH bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said SRH has got very good bowling attack headed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and this year with addition of Nadeem and Abhishek, the spin attack will be little bit strengthened. “And then also we got ‘the’ bowler–Rashid Khan. We got the bowlers who can take wickets. “I think this year will be better than last year because we got balance between spin and fast bowlers. Last year we struggled a bit in spin bowling but this year the balance is right,” Muralitharan added.last_img read more

Mens lacrosse No 9 Buckeyes top No 11 Johns Hopkins for first

The Ohio State men’s lacrosse team huddles before its 8-7 win over University of Massachusetts on Feb. 18. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsThe No. 9 Ohio State men’s lacrosse team found a way Sunday night against No. 11 Johns Hopkins, defeating the Blue Jays 13-9.The Buckeyes (10-2, 1-1 Big Ten) leading scorer was OSU sophomore attack Jack Jasinski with four goals. OSU senior midfielder Johnny Pearson and redshirt freshman Lukas Buckley added two goals apiece.“I think the men did a nice job of hunkering down on the offensive end,” said OSU coach Nick Myers. “We knew the goals were going to come for us eventually.  I thought coach Ross did a good job with preparing the men this week and we were happy to come out with a win.”OSU trailed 5-3 after the first quarter, but the Buckeyes outscored Johns Hopkins 6-2 in the middle quarters to put them over the top.“During halftime coach told us we gotta settle down,” Jasinski said. “I ended putting the ball in the net a bunch of times.”The Buckeyes struck the first goal of the game in the first period. OSU midfielder Collin Chell made the first goal for the Buckeyes.  Minutes later John Hopkins junior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his first goal of the day tying the game 1-1.  With 8:13 remaining in the first quarter, John Hopkins Joel Tinney scored to put the Blue Jays back on top 2-1, but OSU midfielder John Withers answered just five seconds later tying the game at 2.In the first five minutes of the second quarter, OSU tacked on three goals — two with an extra man — which seemed to grab momentum along with a 6-5 lead. However, junior defender Brendan Barger and sophomore defender Matt Borges committed penalties in the later stages of the quarter and the Blue Jays took advantage of those opportunities with two goals. John Hopkins led 6-5 heading into the half.In total, there were six penalties committed in the quarter.“We felt like there was a sense of urgency,” Myers said. “We felt like we need to get back into this Big Ten race. I think the guys were pretty frustrated in how they did last weekend. And when we got back home we just got back to work.”In the third, that sense of urgency showed.Redshirt senior goalie Tom Carey came up with two crucial saves while senior attack Eric Fannell and Buckley provided the offense with three goals.OSU’s leading goal scorer freshman midfielder Tre LeClaire scored early in the fourth quarter, extending the Buckeyes lead to 10-7.After John Hopkins Shack Stanwick scored cut into the OSU lead, Jasinski netted two goals past Blue Jays goalie Brock Turnbaugh to seal the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten win of the season. The victory snapped a two game losing streak. Next week OSU will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to play the Michigan Wolverines. read more

Mens Basketball Chris Holtmann wills Ohio State to unexpected win in Round

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann puts his hands out in the first half of the game against Indiana on Feb. 10. Ohio State won 55-52. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorThere was a lot to be excited about with where Ohio State men’s basketball was headed after the 2017-18 season.Following a 25-9 record, including a 15-3 record in the Big Ten, the Buckeyes won in the Round of 64 against South Dakota State, then put up a fight in a second-half comeback before falling to Gonzaga.The future looked bright for this program after exceeding expectations in head coach Chris Holtmann’s first year.The future, as in the 2019-20 team that will be led by a trio of four-star prospects: guard DJ Carton, forward EJ Liddell and forward Alonzo Gaffney.But not the 2018-19 season. Not with a team lacking Keita Bates-Diop, Jae-Sean Tate and Kam Williams, who combined for 55.3 percent of the team’s points and 45.9 percent of the rebounds in 2017-18.Yet somehow, someway, Holtmann brought this Ohio State team to the NCAA Tournament. Beyond that, the Buckeyes won a game, stunning six-seeded Iowa State before falling to Houston in the Round of 32.But it didn’t go as smoothly as it did a season ago.After hearing his team’s name called on Selection Sunday, Holtmann said he thought if Ohio State played well, that it would be “very close” on if it would make the tournament.To start the season, Holtmann’s team did play well, with the Buckeyes winning 12 of their first 13 games behind dominant play from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson.That success didn’t last into conference play. Ohio State dropped its next five games, and 12 of its last 18 games to end the regular season, playing much more like the team that many counted out before the season began.A year removed from Bates-Diop, Tate and Williams had Ohio State drop from No. 4 in points per game and No. 1 in points allowed per game during conference games to No. 13 and No. 7, respectively.And yet the Buckeyes were a Big Ten tournament win away from going dancing for back-to-back years.That win would be no easy task: Indiana had won four straight games, two of which came against ranked opponents, and was finally playing to the potential many thought the team had all season long.But Holtmann got his team to do what Holtmann’s teams do the best: lock up.The Hoosiers shot 30 percent in the first half, taking until desperation time to get their offense working. By that time, Ohio State did just enough to get the 79-75 win, ultimately securing its bid to the tournament.A seven-point loss to the top team in the Big Ten later, and the Buckeyes got their No. 11 seed, a win that surpassed most of the wildest expectations for this team.But senior guard C.J. Jackson’s expectations were even wilder.“We are not here just to play one game in the tournament,” Jackson said. “We are here to actually win some games and make a run.”Ohio State is not built like a team that can make a run in the NCAA Tournament. The team’s defense is strong, but the offense is strictly mediocre. The Buckeyes were undersized, inconsistent and lacking in terms of momentum.Iowa State, on the other hand, had one of the best offenses in the country, preferred to play up-tempo and was playing its best basketball of the season on the way to winning the Big 12 tournament.It didn’t matter. Holtmann and Ohio State found a way to get it done.In the 62-59 win, the Buckeyes held the Cyclones to the second-fewest points they have scored all season, while Wesson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combined for 40 of the 62 points.The win made Holtmann 5-0 in Round of 64 games, all in consecutive seasons for Ohio State and Butler, but the 11-seeded Buckeyes are the lowest-ranked team Holtmann has worked his magic on thus far.The Ohio State head coach does have something he can improve on: with the loss to Houston, Holtmann moved to 1-4 in the Round of 32, but this Ohio State team had no real business being in the second round to begin with.Nothing about the Buckeyes, from the lack of scoring options to the unimpressive offensive numbers and streaky tendencies, made them seem like a team ready to win an NCAA Tournament game this season.Yet here they are, and Ohio State is only going to get better, much better, in the upcoming season.“Ohio State is back,” Jackson said. “And it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.” read more

Spurs to activate Toby Alderwierelds oneyear extension clause

first_imgTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed they will activate a one-year extension clause in defender Toby Alderweireld’s contractThe Belgian centre-back, who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, would have been free to discuss a pre-contract agreement in January with a foreign club.But Spurs will extend his expiring deal by another 12 months with a reported £25m to be activated for the summer transfer window.“Yes, for sure,” said Pochettino on Football London, when asked if Spurs will trigger Alderweireld’s clause.“It is obvious. It is the same situation as Jan (Vertonghen).”After making no signings in the summer, Pochettino suggested that Spurs may go next month without making a new addition to their squad again.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I told you before, we’re always open but it’s going to be difficult – maybe not impossible but difficult, yes,” he said.Although the Argentine did confirm that he has held regular talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchin over bringing in new players.“Yes maybe every day we talk but it depends on if players are going to leave, and to have space to sign players,” said Pochettino.“It depends on players out and then we’re going to see if we can add some quality to help the team.“But I think it’s not going to be easy to add players in January. For sure it’s going to be tough to add.Spurs beat Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Wednesday to move up to second in the Premier League.last_img read more

OBrien Approved As interim KPBSD Superintendent Of Schools

first_imgO’Brien would be taking over for current Superintendent Sean Dusek who is retiring at the end of the school year. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District school board voted 8-0 to amend and approve John O’Brien’s FY20 contract to officially place O’Brien as the KPBSD Interim Superintendent on July 1, 2019 until June 30, 2020. O’Brien: “I humbly accept this appointment as Interim Superintendent and am 100% committed to work on behalf of the entire Kenai Peninsula community to achieve positive educational outcomes for our students . The Board of Education asked me to step up to help our school district through this challenging transition period in our state.” O’Brien: “I am committed to the students, parents, and staff of this District and will work with everyone to provide a high quality educational experience for our students through the continued implementation of our five-year strategic plan. We clearly have many difficult choices ahead of us as a District due to the fiscal uncertainty in our state. I am hopeful that by persistently working together we will emerge from this storm stronger, more resilient, and more cohesive.”  In 2005, he and his family moved to Nikiski, where he joined the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District as the educational and instructional leader of Nikiski Middle-High School. In 2011, he left the role of school principal to serve as the director of secondary education for the KPBSD, and in 2015 became the assistant superintendent of instruction.last_img read more