Pingris: Hotshots ‘gave up’ in Game 1 loss to Bolts

first_imgPBA IMAGESBIÑAN — Marc Pingris didn’t deny that Star floundered when it mattered most in Game 1 of its best-of-5 semifinals series against Meralco on Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena here.“We gave up, and it happened, of all times, in fourth quarter,” the veteran forward said in Filipino after a 72-66 loss to the top-seeded Bolts.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bolts defuse Hotshots OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Star lost an early 17-point lead and a 12-point advantage in the fourth quarter as it committed six costly turnovers in the final three minutes of the game.“Those things happen. Maybe, because we want to win so bad, you can’t avoid turnovers like those,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Even I am not spared from those, so next time, we have to make up for that. We need to learn from our mistakes in this game,” added Pingris, who was responsible for four of the Hotshots’ 24 turnovers that resulted to 26 turnover points by the Bolts.Star coach Chito Victolero echoed Pingris’ sentiments and said the Hotshots have their work cut out for them in Game 2 on Tuesday. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We need to do something on the mental aspect of our game. We got affected by their late run, so we need to calm ourselves and play for 48 minutes to bounce back for Game 2,” the soft-spoken mentor said.And Pingris knows that the line that separates a 1-all deadlock to a 0-2 series deficit for the Hotshots will boil down to one simple thing.“It’s all about the defense,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Baptists Re-elect Dr. Menjay

first_imgBaptists who recently gathered in Greenville, Sinoe County at their 102nd Session re-elected the Reverend Dr. Olu Q. Menjay as president of the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Education Convention, Incorporated (LBMEC).The 102nd Session of the LBMEC convening was held with the Eliza Davis George Baptist Association, Greenville City in Sinoe County from April 13-17.A dispatch from Greenville said Dr. Manjay, former vice president of the Baptist World Alliance (2010-2015), was first elected as the LBMEC President in 2012. “As a testimony of his brilliant leadership and vision, he was reelected by white ballot on Saturday, April 16, along with a team of executive officers. Others elected officers are Rev. William K. Saye, National vice president, Deacon T. Martin Allen, recording secretary, Mrs. Precious Andrews Greaves, Treasurer, Deacon D. Jugbe Nagbe, Sr., internal auditor, and Mr. Anthony Tucker, National Chorister. Twelve County vice presidents of the LBMEC were also elected,” the dispatch said.During the induction on Sunday, the Reverend Dr. Shelton Siedi, former president of the LBMEC, who inducted the elected officials, challenged them to continue to serve the church without reservation. Also, preaching at the Sunday service, the Reverend Henry Peabody, Senior Pastor of the First International Baptist Church, Trenton, New Jersey, encouraged Liberian Baptists to continue to trust in God, who is able to do “more than we can imagine or think.”The LBMEC annual gathering brought together more than 650 delegates and pastors from 14 of the 15 counties, and over 90 churches at the Grace Baptist Church using the theme, “More Than We Can Imagine” taken from Ephesians 3:20-21. According to the dispatch, the historic occasion, last held in Greenville City in 1970, was attended by several distinguished guests including Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Senator Francis Paye of Rivercess, Sinoe County Senator Milton Teajay, Representative Matthew Zarza, All Liberia Party political leader, Benoni Urey, Internal Affairs Minister, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, and Sinoe County Acting Superintendent, Romeo Quiah.The LBMEC was founded in 1880 to bring Baptist churches together for fellowship, cooperation and the development of programs in Christian education and evangelism. d the ones around the world. The Convention’s objective is to promote the principles and purpose of the Christian faith and witness, and the Baptist denomination, and in particular for the extension of the Kingdom of God in Liberia and throughout the world.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OGC releases report on EnCana gas leak near Pouce Coupe

first_imgBut, the report also explains that the piping was not properly inspected to prevent the damage. It claims ‘in this instance, the piping failed before any inspection of the piping was conducted.’The report also recommends that EnCana place emergency shutdown valves immediately adjacent to the wellhead at all well sites within B.C., where internal abrasion from sand may present a hazard. For the full report, click on the attachment below. By staffThe Oil and Gas Commission has issued EnCana a slew of recommendations following a gas leak near Pouce Coupe. The OGC released its ‘Failure Investigation Report’ on Thursday morning, which contains 12 directions and recommendations for the energy giant. – Advertisement -On November 22nd of last year, a gas leak forced the morning evacuation of 18 nearby South Peace residents. Investigators with the OGC interviewed those residents, and the results were compiled in the report. The first report was from a resident who noticed a sewage-like smell at around 2:30 a.m. Several residents then began noticing the pungent smell, as well as a loud jet sound. An individual decided to dial 911 to report the suspected gas release at 8:36 a.m.RCMP and EnCana officials arrived shortly after, and by 10:45 a.m., the well site was successfully shut down. The OGC has found that fracture sand, mixed with the high-velocity gas stream, eroded the well site tee, which ruptured and caused the gas release. Advertisementlast_img read more

Transit ridership in Dawson Creek increases

first_imgIn 2012/2013 B.C. Transit recorded 126,550 passenger trips, an increase over the 122,253 the previous year. “Dawson Creek has a transit system that is affordable and efficient and I’m not surprised to see that ridership has increased,” said Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. “Our transit system is an excellent option for getting around the community and we continue to support a strong partnership with BC Transit and the City to ensure they are meeting the needs of our citizens.” The transit system in Dawson Creek got a bit of a makeover in early 2012, with the addition of a route that reached Driver House, the Senior Citizens’ Hall, the Co-op Mall and the Dawson Mall. The #1 Northside route was also extended further north on 17th Street on a trial basis from March to June this spring, and another test is being considered for this September to June 2014.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

first_imgHe put the the knock down to the number of fouls Neymar received in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don in Brazil’s opening Group E outing.Neymar had not taken part in training on Monday, as the side returned to their base in Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast.Rodrigues said the problem concerned the Paris Saint-Germain star’s ankle and not the foot he fractured in February, an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the club campaign.“As soon as he felt the pain he went to the physio. He will stay there for today and tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and will train as normal tomorrow,” added Rodrigues.Brazil are then due to travel to Saint Petersburg, where they will play Friday’s game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar leaves Brazil’s training session with team physio Bruno Mazziotti© AFP Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russia, June 19 – Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.“Neymar came out of training today with a painful right ankle,” said Vinicius Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).last_img read more

Committee to hold meeting on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs in Fort St John on May 22

first_imgFollowing the public meetings, the Committee will release a report with recommendations to the Legislative Assembly by the early fall.For more information, you can visit the Committee’s website. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a meeting in Fort St. John on May 22.This meeting is part of a project on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs which focuses on improving assessment and eligibility processes.The committee invites all British Columbians to share their input and experiences by speaking with the committee at a public meeting or by making a written submission. Written submissions must be submitted by June 5, 2019.- Advertisement -Nicholas Simons, Committee Chair and MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast, says through the meetings, the Committee is trying to develop a better understanding of what an individual with special needs may experience and how to incorporate that thought into future improvements.“Families of children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs may navigate a number of pathways, services and providers over the course of a child’s journey. The committee is looking to better understand those experiences and explore opportunities to improve assessment and eligibility processes.”The meeting on ‘Children and Youth with Neuro-diverse Special Needs’ is taking place in Fort St. John on May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.Advertisementlast_img read more

Reports – Man City forward offered escape route back to Italy

first_img1 Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic is going to be offered a route back to Fiorentina, according to reports in Italy.The Montenegro forward has endured a stop-start career at the Etihad since he arrived in 2013, hampered by injury early on and now short of form in a team that is already off the pace in the Premier League title race and on the cusp of an early Champions League exit.The Serie A side is now in the market for a quality attacker after star man Federico Bernardeschi fractured his ankle and is facing a lengthy lay-off and they hope to re-sign Jovetic in January or in the summer.Jovetic has started just four Premier League matches this season and he has been subbed off in half of those with Sergio Aguero clearly the main man, so clubs in Serie A – including Juventus and Roma – are interested in offering Jovetic an escape with a loan or permanent move. Stevan Jovetic in action for Manchester City last_img read more

Maradona pours scorn on Argentina coach after Iceland draw

first_img0Shares0000No cigar for Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli from Diego Maradona © AFP / Juan MabromataBRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Argentina legend Diego Maradona issued a scathing assessment Sunday of his country’s World Cup draw with Iceland, warning manager Jorge Sampaoli that he would not be welcome back home unless he changes his tactics.“Playing like that, he can’t come back to Argentina,” the 1986 World Cup winner told Venezuelan television after Lionel Messi missed a penalty in the 1-1 Group D stalemate in Moscow. “It’s a disgrace. Not having prepared for the match knowing that Iceland are all 1.90m tall… I get the feeling there’s a general anger at the heart of the team,” said Maradona, himself a former national team coach.Argentina took the lead through Sergio Aguero in the 19th minute Saturday as a cigar-puffing Maradona looked on from the stands of the Spartak Stadium.But minnows Iceland, playing at their first ever finals, levelled four minutes later through Alfred Finnbogason.Messi, whose performances in World Cups are arguably the only blot on an other-worldly career, spurned a chance to take the lead when his 63rd-minute spot kick was saved by Hannes Halldorsson.But Maradona avoided criticising his heir apparent and instead pointed the finger at Sampaoli.“I don’t blame the players. I could blame the lack of work rate. But I can’t blame the players, much less Messi, who gave it all he had,” he said.“I missed five penalties on the spin and I was still Diego Armando Maradona. I don’t think that they dropped two points because Messi missed a penalty,” added Maradona, who led Argentina to the quarter-finals in South Africa in 2010.Argentina play Croatia in their next game in Saint Petersburg on June 21.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Red-hot Ronaldo gunning for revenge against Valencia

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo is the fastest Juventus player to score ten goals. © AFP / Marco BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Nov 26 – Cristiano Ronaldo is in hot form and gunning for revenge going into Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Valencia after seeing red against the Spaniards in the away leg, with Juventus needing a draw in Turin to book their ticket to the knockout rounds of the European competition.“Happy to have helped the team on another important win,” the 33-year-old wrote on social media after scoring his tenth goal this season for the Italian giants in Saturday’s 2-0 win over SPAL as Juventus opened up a record eight-point lead on the top of Serie A after 13 games. Ronaldo was purchased by Juventus for 100 million euros ($113 million) from Real Madrid last summer to help their quest for the elusive Champions League title after finishing runners up twice in the past four seasons.But the Portuguese superstar is also proving to be a key element in the team’s race towards an eighth straight Serie A title, with nine goals and five assists of their 28 goals this season.No Italian team have ever achieved 37 points from the first 13 games, with Ronaldo becoming the fastest forward in the club’s history to score 10 goals in all competitions.“I don’t not care about the numbers. I don’t count anything, the important thing is that we take it home in May,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.Next up is a Group H return leg clash against Valencia, who beat Rayo Vallecano 3-0 in La Liga at the weekend, but are midtable in Spain.Juventus are top of the group with nine points after four games, with Manchester United two points behind and the Spaniards on five.Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus in September was marred when he was controversially sent off in tears after half an hour for a small push on Valencia defender Jeison Murillo in Spain.The red card was his first in 154 Champions League appearances, but Juventus still went on to beat the Spaniards 2-0.Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for Juventus and the 121st of his career against Manchester United in Turin earlier this month before a stunning comeback gave his former club a 2-1 win to delay the Italians’ passage to the last 16.– ‘Best player in the world’ –Cristiano Ronaldo received his first Champions League red card against Valencia. © AFP / JOSE JORDANDespite his success on the pitch — leading the way in Europe with 31 goals this calendar year for both Real Madrid and Juventus — Ronaldo missed out on the world player of the year award to Croatia’s Luca Modric.There are also reports he has been snubbed for the final three in the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2008, with the winner to be revealed in Paris on December 3.Ronaldo — a five-time Ballon d’Or winner — spent much of last month vehemently denying allegations by former model Kathryn Mayorga that he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.He was dropped by Portugal for the Nations League internationals, with the European champions becoming the first team to book their passage to the semi-finals.Leaving Ronaldo off the Ballon d’Or podium would be “madness,” says Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici.“Only a fool can doubt his qualities,” said Paratici.“He is the best player in the world and the most important in the history of football.“At this moment I see him very serene, as he has always been here at Juve. The fact that he cannot win the Ballon d’Or seems very strange, since he scored 15 goals in one Champions League campaign (last season),” he said.Colombian teammate Juan Cuadrado warned that Ronaldo’s focus remains on the pitch, as he bids to add to his five Champions League titles between Manchester United and Real Madrid.“Cristiano Ronaldo’s main quality is his professionalism,” said Cuadrado. “He’s hungry for victory and he’s come to the right place. We all think the same way he does.”Juventus won the elite European title twice in 1985 and 1996, but have finished runners-up seven times.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more