Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and the NLEX Road Warriors had just dropped their first game in the PBA Philippine Cup, but for the young guard losing against Phoenix hits quite closer to home—literally.Serving as head coach of the Fuel Masters is Kevin’s father Louie and the younger Alas knows he won’t hear the end of it.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 View comments Louie said he’s quite relieved that he finally won against Kevin after NLEX always managed to get the upper hand whenever the Road Warriors and the Aces faced.“I didn’t win against him when I was with Alaska, well this is a good thing,” said Louie. “This is my first time winning against him, at least I finally got one.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LA Tenorio moves to 15th in PBA all-time assist list Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “I’m happy for him with what he’s doing with Phoenix, but for me personally I’m down because we lost and at the same time I had horrible game,” said Kevin in Filipino after the 102-95 loss Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I’m sad but when he teases me I can’t do anything, I can’t lose my temper.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKevin finished with just six points, on 2-of-7 shooting, while adding two rebounds and six assists to his line.This is the first time that Kevin faced a team that his father head coached, although the two met each other several times but Louie was still an assistant coach with Alaska back then. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
What continues to be seen as Liberia’s downward spiraling education system, has prompted the Speaker of the National Legislature, J. Alex Tyler to express deep concern about this national crisis. Yet Speaker Tyler is of the firm belief that it can and will get better.According to him, in terms of attaining quality education, Liberia is nowhere. Yet he declared, “we have nowhere to go but up.”Speaker Tyler made the observation recently when he delivered the keynote address at a program marking the launch of a scholarship scheme by Graduate Students Association of Liberia (GRASAL) held on the campus of Cuttington University Graduate School in Congo Town.GRASAL comprises a group of students pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Liberia and Cuttingon University, the nation’s two oldest institutions of higher learning. The program was designed to raise funds to award fellowships to over 100 students whom the association believes face the risk of dropping out of school due to the financial crisis that hit most families following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).The graduate student organization has since the outbreak, observed that the Ebola virus affected the Liberian economy so badly that a good number of its citizens, some of them pursuing Master’s degrees, are unable to continue their education due to financial limitations.GRASAL also believes that the strength and growth of the increasing number of universities and colleges across the country depend on the availability of more qualified Liberians with Master’s degrees.The launch of the scholarship scheme was hosted under the theme, “Prioritizing Liberia’s Human Resource Development for Sustainable Growth.”Speaker Tyler’s argument is primarily based on recent statistics released by the authorities of the University of Liberia (UL) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The two bodies recently reported 100 % failure of candidates sitting the national and entrance exams.The dismal performance of students who sat the WAEC (Liberia) exams reflected what William Shakespear called “a comedy of errors,” said the Speaker.He recalled how under the administration of the former Education Minister, Dr. Joseph Z.D. Korto, the entire national examination had to be cancelled nationwide as a result of the “massive fraud and cheating discovered during the process.”Referring to the human development index, a survey which looks at the educational rankings of 169 countries, the Speaker recalled that Liberia fell second from the bottom, below the Republics of Guinea, Sierra Leone and La Cote D’Ivoire.“We are competing with Somalia for last place and we might just reach there if we continue along these lines,” he declared.Considering all the negative statistics and analyses, Speaker Tyler ardently believes and sincerely entertains the hope that the prospects for graduate education in Liberia are promising, “because, graduate education, in his mind, is an imperative.”He then challenged students pursuing post graduate education to see themselves above reproach, adding that “graduate studies put the fine-tuning on your schooling; it refines and hones your skills; it puts the finishing touches upon book-learning, and elevates you to a completely different level of engagement with your environment, your peers and your country.“Yes, the prospects for graduate studies in Liberia are not merely possible, but indeed, probable.”“But the challenges are also formidable, he declared, “and if anyone can, graduate students must rise and face the bully of ignorance, that has plucked out the nation’s hair, and now he stands in the middle of the street, daring anyone with the gall to cross the line from ignorance to education and enlightenment.”Speaker Tyler urged the graduate students not to stop at the Master’s degree level, but to push further, aiming for the terminal degree (doctorate).GRASAL is at present run by its acting chairman, Kusee L. Armstrong, the Acting secretary-general, Jonathan A. Wordsworth and the chairman on Scholarship Committee, Samuel Worzie.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea has told talkSPORT the Red Devils’ delicate defences will not hamper their push for a top-four return this season.The 20-time top flight champions slumped to an embarrassing seventh-place finish in their worst ever Premier League campaign last term, with their miserable form leading to David Moyes’ swift exit as boss after less than ten months in charge.United have since improved after a managerial switch and a big-money squad makeover, and while they currently sit in fourth behind Chelsea, Man City and Southampton, their position in the table is perhaps kind on the side’s overall performances this season.British record signing Angel di Maria has dazzled but their other new arrivals have otherwise struggled to make a telling impact, while their defensive frailties are still evident following an opening day defeat to Swansea and a 5-3 away drubbing to promoted outfit Leicester City.However, O’Shea – who won five Premier League titles in 12 years at Old Trafford – believes Louis van Gaal’s side will improve once the Dutch coach establishes a regular back-four.Asked if their problems at the back so far this season will affect their hopes, the Republic of Ireland international told the Sports Bar: “No I don’t think so.“I think they’ve just been very unfortunate with injures, and consistency for a back-four is very important.“If Jonny Evans stays fit he’ll be crucial for them, he’s a very good player, he talks and organises the defence.“If they’re chopping and changing, with Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and the new signings as well, they can’t get a run of games together, and consistency is the key for any team aiming for the top-four.“A lot of people have been talking about the team’s experience as well, and with losing Rio [Ferdinand], Vida [Nemanja Vidic] and Patrice [Evra] it was always going to be tough for them this season.“But it isn’t a question of personnel, I think they have the players there to get to the top four, without a doubt, so once they get their defence sorted I sure they’ll be fine.”
Victory was sweet for Tunisia as they had lost six times to Ghana in the African football showcase from 1965 after drawing the first meeting between the nations two years earlier.On Thursday, the Carthage Eagles play giantkillers Madagascar in a quarter-final in Cairo with the winners meeting Senegal or Benin for a place in the July 19 final.Losing on penalties ended a Ghana run of six consecutive top-four finishes in the Cup of Nations and puts the future of coach Kwesi Appiah in doubt.Four-time former champions Ghana changed two of the team that began a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau that enabled them to pip Cameroon for top spot in Group F on goals scored.Both alterations were on the left side of a 4-3-3 formation with defender Nuhu Kasim and midfielder Afriyie Acquah replacing Joseph Aidoo and Owusu Kwabena.Tunisia coach and 1980s France star Alain Giresse reacted to an embarrassing 0-0 draw with minnows Mauritania in their previous match by dropping four of the team.– Big surprise –A big surprise was the exclusion of forward Wahbi Khazri, who had been the outstanding Tunisian attacker in the group phase and scored one of their two goals.Bassem Srarfi, Naim Sliti and Karim Aouadhi were also relegated to the bench with Ghaylen Chaalali, Ferjani Sassi, Taha Yassine Khenissi and Anice Badri promoted.After early yellow cards for Ghanaian John Boye, the first player to be red-carded in the group phase, and Tunisian Dylan Bronn, the first half became a cagey, even affair.Ghana came close to scoring on 16 minutes when a Kasim header struck the post and Andre Ayew fired the rebound straight at goalkeeper Hassen Mouez.Andre Ayew was convinced he had put the Black Stars ahead on 41 minutes when he backheeled a cross into the net, but the referee ruled that Thomas Partey handled in the build-up.Replays showed the ball touching the chin of the Atletico Madrid midfielder rather than a hand and the disallowed goal infuriated the Ghanaians.Midway through the second half Giresse had second thoughts about the composition of his attack, which was making little impression, and sent on Khazri in place of Badri.Khazri needed just five minutes to make an impact with his brilliant backheel creating space for Wajdi Kechrida to cross and Khenissi scored with a shot that went in off the near post.The woodwork foiled Ghana a second time when a Mubarak Wakaso shot from outside the box struck the far post 10 minutes from the end of regular time with Mouez beaten.In the first minute of stoppage time, the Blacks Stars drew level with an attempted headed clearance by Bedoui looped over Mouez, who had strayed off his line.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tunisia progressed to the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Ghana on penalties.Ismailia, Egypt, Jul 9 – Tunisia defeated Ghana 5-4 on penalties Monday with Ferjani Sassi converting the decisive spot-kick to end a 54-year Africa Cup of Nations losing streak against the Black Stars. After a 1-1 draw following extra time in Ismailia, Tunisia scored from all five penalties while Ghana substitute Caleb Ekusan had his attempt saved by Farouk Ben Mustapha, who came off the bench especially for the shootout.
Ryan Huddart has signed a new professional contract with Arsenal Arsenal have confirmed that England youth goalkeeper Ryan Huddart has penned a new deal.The 19-year-old is yet to make his senior bow for the Gunners but was included in two of Arsene Wenger’s squads for the Champions League last term.And now the north London club have handed the England Under-16 international fresh professional terms.The Margate-born keeper is a regular in the club’s Under-21 side but could now be set for a loan move away. 1
JOB VACANCY: Due to continued expansion one of the leading Plumbing, Heating & Mechanical Services companies in the North West are seeking to recruit an additional staff member to join their dynamic and hardworking team. Duties will primarily be to assist in the areas of estimating, material procurement, project management etc. Candidates should ideally have: Excellent communication skillsExperience in the mechanical engineering / construction industryExperience in the preparation of tender submissionsExperience in the area of construction adminGood knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel etcAbility to work effectively as part of our teamGood knowledge of On-site Health & SafetyBasic knowledge of AutoCAD / Autodesk would be an advantage but not essentialPosition is full timeResponsibilities will include but are not limited to :Preparation of cost estimatesPreparation of tender and pricing documentsProvision of procurement adviceCost monitoring / cost control on small to medium sized projectsVisiting sites and attending meetingsThose interested in applying for this position should send their CV in strictest confidence to: Stewart & MacLochlainn, Chartered Accountants, Portland House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or Email: email@example.com. (Ref: JDM)Closing date for applications: Friday 30th June 2017Job Vacancy: Plumbing and heating company seeks staff was last modified: June 14th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:HeatingjobsPlumbingStaffVacancy
Star Wars enthusiasts spent their Saturday afternoon paying tribute to their favourite film series by drawing some massive fan art on the sand of Ballymastocker beach!The Imperial March (Darth Vadar’s theme) plays as a drone flies over the emblem of the Galactic Republic (Galactic Roundel) etched in the sand by the artists! Filming took place at Malin Head earlier this year for Star Wars episode VIII, and it seems the influence of the Sith never left our shores!Well done to JJ Mc Gettigan for the sand art and Lionel Hemmerle for filming it all. DDTV: Star Wars fans etch amazing art on Ballymastocker beach was last modified: October 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballymastockerjj mc gettiganlionel hemmerlePortsalonsand artStar Wars
5 changes 8. Newcastle – 12.86 – expected goals against7. Huddersfield – 13.26 expected goals against6. West Ham – 13.32 expected goals against We are now eight matches into the Premier League season and the division is starting to take shape.It appears we are in for the best title challenge in many years with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all stuck level on points at the top of the table, while drama can also be found in the lower reaches with relegation contenders Cardiff, Huddersfield and Newcastle all yet to win a game. Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence. Most read in Premier League Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker whoops Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? You can use a team’s xG numbers over an entire season to determine whether they have defended resolutely and conceded few chances, or if they are allowing the opposition far too many opportunities to test the goalkeeper.So, which teams have been the worst defenders in the Premier League so far this season? We reveal the worst 10 sides based on xG, below, using data from Understat…10. Watford – 11.01 expected goals against9. Crystal Palace – 11.56 expected goals against SORRY Manchester United’s inconsistent form has seen them swap the upper and lower halves of the table on an almost weekly basis, and their place in the top four has been taken by an exceptional Bournemouth side at this early stage of the season.One of United’s biggest issues this term has been keeping goals out, with the Red Devils already conceding 14 times – more than just three sides in the division.But just which team has been the worst at defending so far this term?The statistic expected goals (xG) has grown in prominence in football circles over the past few years, and is now used widely to determine if a team is getting results at the level at which they are actually performing.The basic usage of expected goals is that every shot taken in a match is given an xG value based on the difficulty of the shot. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 5 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? tense Chelsea appear to be mounting an unlikely title challenge under Maurizio Sarri Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? 5. Cardiff – 13.68 expected goals against4. Southampton – 14.02 expected goals against3. Burnley – 14.11 expected goals against2. Brighton – 14.71 expected goals against1. Fulham – 18.00 expected goals against Palace have found life hard going in the early stages of this season 5 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury predicted Man United have actually conceded 3.02 goals more than they should have this season, based on their xG against huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Getty How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed latest 5 TOP WORK West Ham have had a pretty leaky defence since Manuel Pellegrini’s appointment as manager 5 Fulham have the highest expected goals against tally… and they’ve actually performed worse than expected
EL SEGUNDO – At his welcome back news conference in June, Phil Jackson sent writers and fans alike racing to the dictionary with his declaration that he wouldn’t be a “panacea” for the Lakers this season. There was no confusion, however, when Jackson said he would be “most amazed” if the Lakers were contending for a championship by the last of the three years he is under contract to coach. He might not be a miracle worker, but sometime during Jackson’s season away, the Zen master turned into a master of managing expectations. He was at it again last week, speaking about winning 44 – maybe 45 – games and fighting for a playoff spot. The question, then, as the Lakers held their annual media day on Monday and left for training camp in Honolulu, was whether the coach with nine championship rings might have designs on something greater than the eighth seed in the Western Conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Phil is a winner,” forward Devean George said. “I don’t think he’s going to come back and expect us to be mediocre. I think he wants to come back and get everything out of us and himself that he can. “I’m not sure if we’re satisfied with 45 (wins) as players. I don’t know, I think we want to make more of an improvement than 10 wins from last season.” After finishing 34-48 and missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 years, the Lakers could measure their success modestly. Yet there are clues that Jackson expects greater things sooner, particularly if Lamar Odom and Kwame Brown develop this season. Jackson said last week that Brown, who underachieved in four seasons in Washington, could be the difference between being good and “really good.” There also is frequent talk about the redemption of the Lakers, something that would require more than a first-round playoff exit. Jackson said Monday that the Lakers offered the best chance of being competitive in the shortest period of time as he mulled his return to coaching. He compared this season’s team to his 1994-95 Chicago Bulls that finished 47-35 with Michael Jordan returning for the final 17 games. The Bulls went 72-10 the following season. Even so, Jackson again played down expectations, although the Lakers do play in a conference in which seven teams won at least 49 games last season. “We don’t think that by and large that we’re anywhere close to a team that could step out and challenge in this conference that we’re in,” Jackson said. “This is a difficult conference. But we anticipate that in the next year, two years, we’re going to be able to develop that talent.” In between questions about his relationship with Jackson, Kobe Bryant was asked Monday about his coach setting the bar so low. “I haven’t put a cap or a ceiling on what we can do,” Bryant said. “It’s one of those things where if the team jells and we’re executing the right way, you never know what may happen.” Odom, meanwhile, said he can sense many people already are counting out the Lakers. He said the only goal is getting to the playoffs, because that comes with the chance of playing for a championship. Can the Lakers advance to the second round or beyond? They have finished out of the playoffs in back-to-back years only once, in 1975 and 1976. “I think so,” Odom said. “I know so.” Notes: Bryant sounded almost compliant Monday in talking about Jackson, even declaring, “He’s the coach, I’m the player. He gives me things that he needs me to execute or things that he needs me to do, I do them.”… Odom estimated his left shoulder was about 85 percent and said he would not rush things in the preseason. Odom has not been cleared to play after undergoing surgery in April to repair a torn labrum. He might have to miss early exhibition games. … Forward Jumaine Jones, the subject of trade rumors, was not at media day after taking an elbow to the face over the weekend. A team spokesman said Jones would be on the Lakers’ flight to Hawaii. Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gagliano,R.1 Miller,M.1 Blair09/09/2005100570 Hamilton,J.180 Purdy,R.705517.96 Monson,K.1006 Canyon10/21/2005010755 Stevenson,C.60036 Purdy,R.63039 Monson,K.6122.00 St. Francis10/07/2005010020 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. Hines,C.263.00 Bergara,E.20012 Punting Total2999934.4 TEAM5122.40 Cary,B.1140 Skinner,J.17985.80 Stevenson,C.100.00 Jalapan,J.2899935.7 Jalapan,J.024024 Hart10/14/2005010714 Rodriguez5122.40 McIntyre,R.1006 Purdy,R.1 Purdy,R.11090175.60 Bergara,E.4360 Gauthier,N.20291.51 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Koval,A.30018 Scoring Total30310211 Purdy,R.81240 Torres,M.311625.20 Monson,K.61280 Pasadena09/16/2005100487 Gauthier,,N.136140182.00 Interceptions Total3 Summers,Z.74046 Thanaethanapong,M.3113.70 Valencia11/11/2005010734 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEAM100.0 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Stevenson,C.435456 Notre Dame09/30/2005010721 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Gregg,Z.100 Summers,Z.13273710389133.25 Koval,A.102373 Summers,Z.2100 Passing Total153839113710 Rushing Total39017384.518 RECEIVINGRECYDSTD VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Burbank10/28/20051003528 Bergara,E.391654.22 Receiving Total83113710 Holt,R.1-1-1.00 Urbanovich,J.1006 Chino09/23/20050102148 Monson,K.4108041.80 McIntyre,R.7351 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Skinner,J.321420117.60 Hamilton,J.20012 McIntyre,R.100.00 Summers,Z.1514863.27 TOTAL2005470211297 Gauthier,N.1006 Burroughs11/04/20051002214 RECORD: 4-7-0 Mission Viejo11/18/2005010056 Hamilton,J.381955.12