Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit Gozum

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Peraso, though, knows the the arrival of blue chip recruits adds puts more pressure on the Fighting Maroons to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997, but the incoming third year mentor welcomed that challenge.“The natural progression of our performance should be to make it to the Final Four this season,” he said. “A better team will give us better chances to make it. Pressure is good and we embrace it.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll eyes will be on  NCAA Season 93 Juniors Most Valuable Player Will Gozum, who has committed to return to  University of the Philippines, but coach Bo Perasol doesn’t want to put too much pressure on the new recruit.“I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on him,” the approachable mentor said on Friday. “For as long as he does what’s expected of him, which is to get the rebounds and play defense, that’s fine by me.”ADVERTISEMENT Pressure is inevitable, though, as Gozum’s arrival adds more excitment for the title-thirsty UP, which has also tapped Nigerian big man Bright Akhuetie to join holdovers Paul Desiderio, Jun Manzo, Javi Gomez de Liaño and Season 80 Rookie of the Year Juan Gomez de Liaño.READ: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UPFEATURED 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 folkPerasol, however, will be treating the former Mapua Red Robin with kid gloves in the hopes of helping the 6-foot-6 big man reach his peak and match the hype.“If he lives up to his potential, he will be a great asset to the program,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Pope Francis apologizes for ‘losing patience’ with worshipper01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:14Carpio 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 Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed League-leader Magnolia escapes Blackwater for 5th straight win Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Street Child Empowers 50 More Parents

first_imgAt least fifty Liberian parents yesterday received U$100.00 each, amounting to U$5,000.00 from Street Child of Liberia, through Street Child UK, as part of its Family Business Scheme.Presenting the amount at a program held at the auditorium of the Educational Promoters in Chocolate City, Gardnersville, its board member, Sumo Dangbuah told the beneficiaries, majority of them women, “This grant is meant to help you make businesses to ensure that your children don’t return to the street.”It is Street Child’s second grant presentation, held at the same venue a couple of weeks ago, which also awarded 50 parents, each receiving U$100.00.The parents are beneficiaries of Street Child whose children were identified, registered and reunited with them. Described as Family Business Scheme, the grant is to ensure their sustainability, according to the Project’s coordinator Mrs. June-Rose Dangbuah.Mrs. Dangbuah told the Daily Observer that the beneficiaries went through a day-long ‘how to start and manage a business seminar.’Beneficiaries interviewed by the Daily Observer expressed appreciation for the grant and promised to use the money and the knowledge gained at the seminar to help their children.“We are excited at this program,” a spokesperson told the Daily Observer, “this money can help us.”There are more than 400 children beneficiaries in the Street Child of Liberia program.He said through a process of counseling, Street Child provides families of street children a package of support that aims to enable them to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and to afford the costs of educating their children. Yesterday’s program was assisted by a team of Street Child of Liberia volunteers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘I Gave JKF Administrative Password to Defendant’

first_imgCerina Rose-Marie Gbargba, the dismissed Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC), yesterday confessed that she gave the hospital’s administrative password to Rebeah Arnaus, one of the four defendants being tried for allegedly stealing over US$1 million from the entity, without any authorization.Gbargba’s open admittance resulted from Arnaus’s earlier denial during testimony in Criminal Court ‘C’ that she did not give him the password.It was based on his denial that Gbargba was invited by prosecutors to refute Arnaus’s statement, though she had also testified in the matter before yesterday’s appearance.Gbargba was at the time responsible to supervise the collection of fees for services rendered patients, and to deposit said fees into the hospital’s accounts at the various banking institutions.Some of the banks are the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), First International Bank (FIB, now GN Bank), and Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI). When the money went missing, Gbargba was not recommended for prosecution, but for dismissal.The hospital claimed that it was the administrative password the defendants, including Patrick Konuwa, then Account Officer, used to allegedly withdraw the money from the entity’s accounts at the various banking institutions in 2015.In her testimony, Gbargba told the court that she gave the administrative password to defendant Arnaus in confidence due to his trustworthiness as an IT specialist at the hospital. “We were advised not to give the administrative password to any of our staff, but I did that because I have confidence in him,” she admitted.About her action, Gbargba claimed she did it because Arnaus informed her that the Quickbooks software was not functioning properly, and he needed to update it.During that time, Gbargba alleged that Arnaus informed her that he was finding it difficult to use his department’s server to update Quickbooks on her computer. Therefore, she said, he needed the administrative password to do the work.“I emailed the administrative password to Arnaus and he likewise acknowledged receiving it by replying to my email,” Gbargba claimed.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Men on ‘Police radar’ nabbed with gun, ganja

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force on Thursday arrested two male suspects who have been on the Police’s radar from some time now.According to Police Public Relations Officer, Jairam Ramlakhan,, the men were arrested sometime around 14:15h in a house at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.It was revealed that during the operation, the Police conducted a search during which they found an unlicensed Taurus pistol and a magazine with 13 matching rounds. Additionally, a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be that of cannabis were unearthed.The suspects were arrested and taken into custody to assist with further investigations.last_img

Relentless Real Madrid pressure takes toll on coaches

first_img– Pressure cooker club –At Real Madrid, no-one is allowed to take their foot off the pedal. When you have been European champions 13 times, trophies are quickly forgotten, creating a constant state of stress which led Zidane to resign after less than three years in the job. He opted to walk away while still basking in the glory of his third consecutive Champions League title, saying he feared failing next season.“It wears away at you here,” he said on Thursday.Zidane said the low point of his coaching career at the club was being knocked out of the Copa del Rey, Spain’s cup competition, in January by modest Leganes. He faced intense criticism at the time.“There are difficult times, when you ask yourself: ‘Am I still the right person for the job?’” he said.Having shone in the Madrid shirt as a player in a five-year stint from 2001 to 2006, Zidane took the job of coach knowing full well that no Real manager in the 21st century has lasted more than three and a half years in the job.“No material is more combustible than Real Madrid, and it is always exposed to fire,” sports newspaper Marca said on Friday.– Daily grind –Training sessions, team meetings, matches, post-match press conferences, warm-down, training — at Real the coach is always juggling tasks in a packed day with the glare of the media on him.It might explain why Zidane often appeared at press conferences seeming happy but somehow empty, even blank-faced.“Living every year like that, with so many competitions, so many matches and so much travel, it can be enormously wearing,” Alfonso Perez, who played for both Real (1991-1995) and Barcelona (2000-2002), told AFP.“When you go into a club like that, you know what you are letting yourself in for. There is enormous pressure and you have to do well. It’s like an exam, 24 hours a day,” the former Spanish international striker said.Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique complained of the same pressure when they managed Barcelona and both stayed no longer than four years in the job. “It takes its toll in the end,” Guardiola said.– The fussiest fans –At Real, as at Barca, failure to win quickly escalates. One winless match is an accident. Two create doubt. Three are a crisis.The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu are among the fussiest in the world: they want beautiful football, victories and trophies and do not hesitate to boo their own players.“We had difficult moments during the season, when there were whistles.” Zidane said. “They are demanding fans.”The club with the second highest revenue in the world and the most international trophies is scrutinised relentlessly by the Madrid, the Spanish and the global media in a never-ending frenzy that Real Madrid help to foster.As one controversy chases another, it must be tiring to answer over and over again the same questions about Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Real’s possible interest in Neymar.– Time to rebuild –Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez enjoys showing off the club’s trophies, but the expectation of success increases pressure on coaches. © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOThe Real squad, with its huge egos and repeated sulks, seems difficult to manage. Yet Zidane eked the best out of Ronaldo, restored the confidence of the unloved Karim Benzema and provoked some of the underperforming dilettantes to produce.The squad has aged and needs rebuilding. After delivering three straight Champions League titles and building a nice war chest with his parsimonious transfer spending, Zidane is leaving that high-stakes, high-risk gambling on talent, to someone else.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real’s players tossed coach Zinedine Zidane in the air in a joyous celebration at the Santiago Bernabeu on May 27. Four days later, Zidane quit © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Jun 1 – What makes a young, successful, manager like Zinedine Zidane walk away from Real Madrid, as the Frenchman did this week after just two and a half years in the job?It is almost certainly the relentless pressure of constantly chasing success at a club competing with Spanish rivals Barcelona for not only domestic, but global domination.last_img read more

FKF await CAS on Equatorial Guinea appeal

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Starlets striker Teresia Engesha tries to control the ball under pressure from Equatorial Guinea’s Esperanza Mbang Mba during their African Women’s Cup of Nation at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on June 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 15 – The Football Kenya Federation is waiting on word from the Court of Arbitration on Sports (CAS) by end of Thursday on their appeal over CAF’s decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea into the African Women’s Cup of Nations, barely 10 days to the tournament.CAF’s disciplinary board had earlier on suspended the West Africans from the competition for fielding an ineligible player in their qualification match against Kenya’s Harambee Starlets, but the appeals committee rescinded the decision, reinstating them with barely 10 days left. Kenya’s Starlets had already kicked off residential training and even played a friendly match against Ghana’s Black Queens before the appeals board made their decision.“We wrote to CAF telling them of our intention to CAS and after the mandatory seven days period in which they are supposed to give a response. When they failed to do so, we moved to file our appeal with CAS after paying the 1,000 Swiss Francs fee (Sh102,603),” FKF Secretary General Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.Harambee Starlets striker Mwanahalima Adam goes up against teammate Jentrix Shikangwa during a training session at teh Utalii Grounds on October 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe added that the Switzerland-based court also wrote to CAF Seeking a response from them and the deadline is expected to lapse today (Thursday).“We have all the documents and everything is ready for us. We just wait to hear if CAF has responded and if they won’t then we will wait for CAS to make its ruling by probably latest Friday. We know we have a watertight case and all we want is justice to prevail,” Muthomi further stated.The Women’s Cup of Nations is expected to start on Sunday with Kenya having been scheduled to play on Sunday but with CAS yet to say any word on the appeal, there still lingers uncertainty.According to a highly placed source, FKF might seek damages, if CAS does not reinstate them into the Cup of Nations.Interestingly, Equatorial Guinea are under FIFA suspension from the Women’s World Cup over the same offense, using ineligible players. This year’s AWCON is also being used as a qualification tournament to next year’s World Cup in France.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: MATT GALLAGHER POWERS HIS WAY TO VICTORY AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh) News: Social evening – Quiz Night – Friday 1st May at 8.30pmA Rules Quiz Night will be held in the Clubhouse this Friday 1st May at 8:30pm.  A good evenings fun and enjoyment with Prizes for the winning team.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 26th April sponsored by SupervaluSunday’s Competition was sponsored by Supervalu and was a stroke event. The Thursday Special’s outing to Cruit Island benefitted some of our contestants, where Matt Gallagher and Barry Kennedy put lessons learned to good use and returned very good scores of 68 and 69, to claim first and second places. Third place was won by the steady player, John Meade who returned a very good score of 71, just ahead of Joyce Mc Mullin on a BOT. Gross prize was won by 1 handicapper, Conal Cooke.Results.1. Matt Gallagher (21) 682. Barry Kennedy (17) 69.3. John Meade (12) 71 bot. 4. Joyce Mc Mullin (10) 71.Gross. Conal Cooke (1) 77.Spring LeagueThe Draw for the Spring League is on the Notice Board and all members are asked to get matches played ASAP. NO EXTENSIONS TO DATES ON SHEET. Next Sunday’s Competition is sponsored by Dom’s Pier 1.There will be a Club Competition on the Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May.Wednesday Opens.Open Competition on Wednesdays for the months of May and June start on Wednesday the 6th of May.Team News.Manus Brennan had his Donegal League team away in Greencastle on Sunday in the first round of that competition, and got a good result where they secured two matches.Thursday Specials:We had an excellent turn out (61 players) for our first 15 Hole competition of the year. The winner for a second time in 2015 with an exceptional score of 38pts was Liam Farren; Liam Mundy had to settle for 2nd place, his score of 37pts would have been good enough to win most weeks. Martin Travers runner up in the Player of the year last year signalled his intent to go one better this time with an impressive score of 35pts and last week’s winner John “Cookie” Meehan was 4th with 32pts.The prize for the 1st9 went to our former Treasurer Donie McIntyre with 22pts and John McCafferty was the best of the past players with 35pts.Entry sheet for the Phoenix Cup is on the notice board in the locker room, draw will be made on the 7th May.We had our first away outing of the year to Cruit Island Golf Club on Saturday 25th, 28 players travelled and a very enjoyable day was had by all and some very impressive scores were returned.The winner on the day was Vice Captain Gerry Forde who returned an excellent score of 40pts doing just enough to beat Gerard Gallagher who also retuned 40pts on a break of tie. Damien Hanna was 3rd with 39pts.John Joe Travers claimed the prize for the front nine with 20pts and Chairman Jimmy Melly won the back nine with 22pts. John “Cookie” Meehan won the prize for nearest the pin on 6th\15th and Aidy Gallagher had the longest drive on the 2nd\11th.Thanks to our all at Cruit Island Golf Club who provided a warm welcome and excellent service for the duration of our visit.Presentation evening and Mixed Scramble in aid of Cancer Care West.Prizes for the sponsored competitions played in March and April were presented on Friday the 24th April with a mixed scramble (15 holes) during the day in Aid of Cancer Care West. Despite an inclement weather forecast, 20 teams supported this very worthy cause with small margins deciding the outcome.Results:1. Mary Walsh, Pauric Mullooly, Larry Walsh 51.42. Martin Travers, Padraig Farragher, Crona O’Reilly 51.93. Margaret Trimble, Sam Trimble, Breege McCooey 52.3Ladies CompetitionsLarry Bella Donna 19th – 21st April StablefordMary B Meehan was the winner of the La Bella Donna sponsored Competition.With a score of 38pts, Mary was a point ahead of Mary Farragher who had a similar lead over 3rd and 4th placed Ger Breslin and Anne Gillespie.Results:Mary B Meehan (27) 38ptsMary Farragher (23) 37ptsGer Breslin (28) 36pts (BOT)Anne Gillespie (24) 36ptsFront Nine. Geraldine Gorman (17) 20ptsBack Nine. Bernie Treacy (17) 22ptsNine Hole Competition:1. Mary Bonner (22) 17pts (bot)2. Sheila Davin (32) 17ptsGOLF NEWS: MATT GALLAGHER POWERS HIS WAY TO VICTORY AT MURVAGH was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

Basena and Kajoba name their first Cranes squad

first_imgSaturday August 12Uganda vs Rwanda at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende | 4pmPaul Mucureezi scored four goals to dump South Sudan last month.FOOTBALL–Interim Uganda Cranes tacticians Tuesday announced a 25-member squad that starts preps Wednesday ahead African Cup of Nations Championships (Chan) qualifier against Rwanda.Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba who have stepped up from assisting former coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic in the dugout, have added Saidi Keni (Proline) and Benjamin Ochan (KCCA) to the team that eliminated South Sudan in the last round.The two coaches, named in interim role to oversee the two-leg Chan qualifier against Amavubi Stars and World Cup double header against Egypt, also included Rashid Toha (Ounduparaka) to bolster the defence.Toha returned from South Africa where he had trials with Absa Premier League side SuperSport United.The new faces in the midfield include Frank Tumwesigye and Dues Bukenya both of SC Vipers and Big League side Synergy’s Nicholas Kasozi.With Geoffrey Sserunkuma (Buildcon-Zambia) ineligible to take part, the new Cranes heads have opted for Erisa Ssekisambu (SC Vipers) and Shaban Muhammad (Onduparaka) to try and fill the void left by the 2016/17 Uganda Premier League player of the season.Uganda will host Rwanda in the first leg of the Chan round two qualifiers at the new St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Saturday, August 12, before travelling to Rwanda seven days later to see through the return leg with the winner over the two legs qualifying for the tournament proper in Kenya early next year.Uganda Cranes squadGoalkeepers: Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Tom Ikara (Kirinya Jinja SS) and Saidi Keni (Proline).Defenders: Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), John Adriko, Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa), Isaac Muleme, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali (KCCA), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka) and Savio Kabugo (Proline)Midfielders: Moses Waiswa, Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye, Tom Masiko, Deus Bukenya (Vipers), Paul Mucureezi, Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Simon Sserunkuma (SC Villa), Nicholas Kasozi (Synergy) and Shafik Kagimu (URA).Forwards: Shaban Muhammad (Onduparaka), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Milton Kariisa (Vipers), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers) Commentslast_img read more

Unique fashion show coming to the Mount Errigal on Thursday

first_imgOne of the best fashion shows in years is coming to the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny this Thursday evening (May 31st) – with a sell-out crowd expected.The professionally-run event is a fundraiser for the St Eunan’s Minor Girls footballers. They are representing Donegal and Ireland at the Continental Youth Championships in August.And the latest fashions will be on display from brilliant local stores including Clare Clothing, La Touche, Evolve Menswear, Pure Boutique and Brian McCormick. Keith Fletcher will be the compere on the evening as the latest offerings from the latest brands get a show down the runway.Tickets are selling fast and can be bought from the Mount Errigal Hotel reception between now and Thursday – priced at €10. (Tel 074 91 22700 to book).Doors open at 7pm with the full show getting underway at 8pm.  Unique fashion show coming to the Mount Errigal on Thursday was last modified: May 25th, 2018 by John2Share 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:clare clothingevolve menswearfashion showLa ToucheMount Errigal HotelPurePure Boutique and Brian McCormick.St Eunan’s Minor Girlslast_img read more

Mack out, Eureka in Lakin tourney after Del Norte sweeps Panthers

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas allowed just four hits in 12 innings pitched as the Del Norte Warriors finished their Big 5 schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the McKinleyville Panthers Monday afternoon at Del Norte High School.The Warriors used the long ball to defeat the Panthers 11-1 in the opener that was decided via the 10-run rule. Del Norte then eked out a 2-1 victory in the nightcap as Douglas outdueled McKinleyville pitcher McKenzie Gonsalves.The Warrior bats got going early in …last_img