Eric Paschall is learning to use his strength without picking up fouls

first_imgCHICAGO — Villanova head coach Jay Wright avoided putting burly Eric Paschall in isolation situations because he knew there was a good chance he’d get called for a foul.Wright often said Paschall’s game translated better to the NBA, where there is more room to operate in a league with better shooters and less restrictive rules. Now, more than 20 games into his rookie season with the Warriors, Paschall is learning how to use so much room for activities, but the process hasn’t been without …last_img read more

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“We must to learn to live together” – Mapisa-Nqakula

first_img“We dare not let the actions of a few define us as a nation,” writes Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula of the recent attacks on foreign nationals. “What was intended to pull our nation down must be used to strengthen our resolve to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society which respects human dignity and rights of all people.” A still from the music video for United We Stand by Salif Keita and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a song calling for peace and unity in Africa. (Image: YouTube)Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-NqakulaWe live in a globally connected world where local actions can reverberate across the globe. No country is an island and we are all interconnected in more ways than one. Therefore, since 1994, South Africa has actively sought to strengthen partnerships and ties with countries in Africa.These partnerships have a profound effect on our daily lives often without us even thinking about it. When you turn on the tap to draw a bath, chances are that you are using water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Much of our electricity is also sourced from the Cahora Bassa Dam in Mozambique. This demonstrates our interdependencies as Africans for our countries to succeed and develop.The shameful attacks on foreign nationals that sought to plunge our country into anarchy took place far away from Lesotho and Mozambique, yet they reverberated in those nations and far beyond.It is precisely for this reason that we dare not let the actions of a few define us as a nation. What was intended to pull our nation down must be used to strengthen our resolve to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society which respects human dignity and rights of all people.We have proved as a nation that we are resilient and our defeat of the apartheid system shows that. Today South Africa is counted among the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. The past few weeks have shown that the overwhelming majority of South Africans stand for peace, the rule of law and fundamental rights, in contrast to the few who are bent on perpetuating acts of violence.This week we have begun the healing process and are working to restore harmony within our communities. President Jacob Zuma has also convened stakeholders to discuss migration.South Africa will next month join the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Month. In the spirit of Africa Month let us take hands with our fellow Africans in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent to encourage greater social cohesion, nation building and African unity.Our destiny is intrinsically linked to that of the rest of the Africa. We are already working with a number of African countries to grow business, trade and investment.In the energy sector we access gas from neighbouring countries which is used in local industries and households, and sustains thousands of jobs. We are also a major importer of crude oil from African counties.The Great Inga Hydropower Scheme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will produce electricity for a number of countries within the SADC region including South Africa.Our long-standing relationship with neighbouring countries allows us to procure electricity and water required for our power stations. These relationships have enabled us to electrify more than 6 million new households since 1994.In light of above, the government appeals to all South Africans to remember that united we stand and can achieve so much more; we are all Africans. Furthermore, we are aware of concerns raised by citizens about illegal migrants and their alleged take-over of local businesses. President Zuma has mandated a high-level government team to address the matter.The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster together with the Ministers of Social Development, Trade and Industry and Small Business Development will engage affected communities, organisations representing foreigners, business and non-governmental organisations to attend to their concerns.Moreover, measures are being put in place to better regulate immigration into South Africa and a Border Management Agency has been established to manage all ports of entry.We have also transferred 350 members of the SANDF to the Department of Home Affairs to boost the capacity of immigration officers at our border posts. Our military personnel have been deployed along the border in seven provinces to prevent border crime and illegal border crossings.This week the President himself has met with stakeholders to discuss the country’s migration policy and how various sectors can work with government to promote orderly migration and good relations between citizens and foreigners.The President intends to build a lasting partnership with stakeholders in the country to better manage migration and ensure that the shameful attacks on foreigners do not ever again occur and attempt to destroy our hard-won gain as a country.We must never allow perceptions to become our reality. Many foreigners have legal status and abide by the country’s laws. They contribute meaningfully to the economy and the development of our country.Throughout the liberation struggle, our fellow African brothers and sisters took a stand and supported our fight against apartheid. They provide much-needed shelter to our leaders and activists. Their support played an important role in our attainment of freedom we enjoy today. Their help will remain forever etched in our memories.Moreover, the criminal actions by a handful of perpetrators are in no way a reflection of the true state of relations between foreigners living and working within our communities.To render these criminal elements powerless, we must collectively address misconceptions and stereotypes about foreign nationals or other cultural groups to ensure that such incidents don’t happen again.The government cannot do it alone and needs all sectors of our society. Let us all use our various platforms to address stereotypes about foreigners and educate South Africans about the need to co-exist and live in harmony with our fellow brothers and sisters from other countries.last_img read more

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Cookbook celebrates South Africa’s culinary heritage

first_imgSouth African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu is taking local cuisine to the world with the release of her new cookbook, Through the Eyes of an African Chef, to be published in October 2017.South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu’s new cookery book is a fresh take on traditional South African food. Through the Eyes of an African Chef is published on 6 October 2017. (Image: Africa Meets Europe)CD AndersonMqwebu runs the Africa Meets Europe/Mzansi International Culinary Festival chef school, skills training company, hospitality service provider. Before this, she spent 10 years training and developing her cooking skills in South Africa and around the world, including at cooking schools and kitchens in New York, London and Ireland.Her first love, though, is African food and in her new book of South African recipes, she writes about her intention to introduce the world to authentic South African food, as well as tell the story of how food plays an important role in the country’s diverse heritage.South African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu’s new cookery book is a fresh take on traditional South African food. Through the Eyes of an African Chef is published on 6 October 2017. (Image: Africa Meets Europe)“This book aims to introduce authentic South African cuisine for both simple home and professional restaurant cooking. It reintroduces traditional practices and recipes cooked with ingredients straight from an organic garden with modern adaptations and fusion with other cultures who have touched this soil. Food evocative of a nation blessed with generous resources, arable land and inhomogeneous cultures. It is time to prove South African cuisine can rub shoulders with the food currently served in our restaurants,” Mqwebu says in the introduction to Through the Eyes of an African Chef.Mqwebu grew up in KwaZulu-Natal, in a family proud of its heritage and enthusiasm for African cooking. A chapter in the book is dedicated to her father’s favourite dishes, including unique takes on an umhlazi (tomato) and meat broth, as well as oxtail.“[My father] enriched our lives with his Sunday meals… and instilled in us a sense of culinary adventure,” she writes. “I appreciate and acknowledge those who passed on food recipes, styles, preferences, tastes, culture and life through generations… we should continue to honour [this].”Another of the book’s chapters covers the history of Khoisan food culture, and includes recipes for honey-glazed springbok and natural tsamma melon juice.Other chapters feature recipes Mqwebu developed during her travels across Africa and her training in Europe, including her tenure at the Ballymaloe Organic Farm & Cookery School in Shanagarry, Ireland. Here she learned the importance of small-scale organic farming and sustainable farming techniques.Developing small-scale food producersSouth African chef Nompumelelo Mqwebu’s new cookery book is a fresh take on traditional South African food. Through the Eyes of an African Chef is published on 6 October 2017. (Image: Africa Meets Europe)Currently, Mqwebu, through Africa Meets Europe, works with female small produce farmers around the country, developing their farming and business skills to supplement their incomes. On the company’s website, she writes: “producers… are a vital part of our growth and economy. I [want] to showcase unity in food… [and create] a revival and evolution of our food culture [that] pays respect to our history and teaches us how we can best bring life back as it should be in Southern Africa.”At Africa Meets Europe, the ethos is producing and using good, clean and fair food through the promotion and upliftment of small organic producers. The company also specialises in fresh produce market events and food security education.Additionally, Mqwebu is concerned with the advancement of women and young people in the hospitality industry. She teaches and employs new chefs and food industry entrepreneurs, and develops new skills for the community.With Through the Eyes of an African Chef, Mqwebu wants to ignite the world’s passion, as well as rekindle South Africans’ love for the country’s rich and diverse food heritage, through finding “fresh new ways of practising, preserving and upholding Africa’s finest culinary traditions”.Through the Eyes of an African Chef by Nompumelelo Mqwebu will be published on 6 October 2017.For more information on the book, visit the Africa Meets Europe website.Source: Africa Meets EuropeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Farmers watching Lake Erie algal bloom forecast for 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseEven if they have never hooked a walleye or basked in the sun on a Lake Erie beach, many farmers took a keen interest in today’s algal bloom forecast — especially after yesterday’s Kasich Administration announcement about new measures targeting agriculture and Lake Erie water quality.“Compared to the last couple of years this will be a more moderate bloom than last year, or 2015 or 2011, definitely,” said Richard Stumpf, NOAA oceanographer. “But any bloom is not good. There will be scum out there but not like we saw last year.”NOAA and its research partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a harmful algal bloom (HAB) of cyanobacteria of a 6 on the severity index, with a range between 5 and 7.5. The severity index is based on a bloom’s biomass over a sustained period. The largest blooms, 2011 and 2015, were 10 and 10.5, respectively. Last year’s bloom had a severity of 8.Bloom size and toxicity do not always correlate, however.“A big question is about the toxicity and right now we can’t forecast that. It is about not only how much bloom there is but also how much toxicity the individual cells are producing. In 2014 the algae cells were producing lot of toxin and they did it earlier and that is why they had the problem in Toledo. In some years, there is much less toxin produced by the cells,” Stumpf said. “We are trying to pin down the timing too. This year it appears that the bloom is a little earlier and also the blooms tend to change through the season. So there may be a period where it is stronger and then weakens.”As more is learned about HAB, more insights into addressing the nutrient loss situations on farms are being gained. Greg LaBarge, a CCA with Ohio State University Extension, was on hand at the algal bloom forecast event today to address questions about the role of agricultural nutrient loss and measures being taken to address those challenges.“The big thing for us is that every acre needs to have implemented on it the 4R nutrient stewardship concepts thinking about it both from a crop production standpoint as well as an environmental standpoint. We need to keep that rate where it needs to be to produce crops and think about placement of that somewhere off the surface of the soil. We can even think about multi-year applications if we keep it off the surface,” LaBarge said. “The source, both manure and commercial fertilizer, can be managed with rates that correspond to what our agronomic need is. The other thing we need to think about is managing the water in relation to what is coming off of the field. That will be the next thing we need to do to refine and start really focusing in on those higher contributing fields and putting practices where they need to be.”Today’s Lake Erie forecast is part of a NOAA ecological forecasting initiative that aims to deliver accurate, relevant, timely and reliable ecological forecasts directly to coastal resource managers and the public. Rainfall from March through July is one of the factors considered in several models used for predicting the algal bloom.“The rain drives the runoff which produces the loads in the rivers. So if you have a particularly wet spring you have a higher load of phosphorus going into rivers, which go into the Lake. It was wet in May and sort of average in March and April and June was intense then dry then intense then dry,” Stumpf said. “When it was intense it seemed bad, but it averaged out overall. We actually had a fairly average year for total rainfall, just not average every month. We don’t look at the rainfall intensity. We look at what ends up in the rivers. The rainfall gives us an indication, but we are ultimately looking at what goes in the rivers.”Warm temperatures did give the HAB a head start this year, which is being closely watched by researchers. In recent years, visible blooms have not appeared until late July or early August. This year, Lake Erie’s western basin warmed almost two weeks earlier than usual, reaching 70 degrees the last week of May, leading to the appearance of a small bloom.“This early start does not change the forecast severity, because the bloom is determined by the amount of phosphorus that goes into the water,” Stumpf said.And, like everyone else listening to today’s forecast, Stumpf is hoping for solutions.“Lake Erie is Ohio’s Lake. Everybody enjoys the Lake and from what I have seen, the agricultural community wants to help,” he said. “Once we figure out the right way to address this, let’s go and get it done.”last_img read more

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Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole House

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Carter Scott was one of the first builders bold enough to build a cold-climate home heated by only two ductless minisplit units (one in the downstairs living room, and one in the upstairs hallway). Skeptics predicted that the unheated bedrooms would be cold and uncomfortable. Yet Scott was confident that the home’s excellent thermal envelope — with high-R walls, triple-glazed windows, and low levels of air leakage — would keep the homeowners comfortable even when the bedroom doors were closed.Scott owns a construction company called Transformations in Townsend, Massachusetts. He built his pioneering two-minisplit house in Townsend in 2008; the inclusion of a 5.7-kW roof-mounted photovoltaic array made it into a zero-energy house.The skeptics’ “cold bedroom” predictions were unfounded. “We have since built several houses in which the upstairs minisplit unit isn’t even being used until the outdoor temperature drops below 20 degrees,” Scott said. “Typically the response from homeowners is, ‘Wow, these houses have even indoor temperatures’ and ‘these houses are quiet.’ And the fact that there are no utility bill makes people excited.”A ductless minisplit is a type of air-source heat pump that can provide space heating as well as air conditioning. Most of the ductless minisplits sold in the U.S. are manufactured in Japan or South Korea; the best known brands are Daikin, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi.The first zero-energy house built by Scott’s company, Transformations, was designed by architect Ben Nickerson. Dubbed the Needham model, it was built at 18 Coppersmith Way in Townsend in 2008. Here are the home’s specifications:In 2009, this home won the second prize ($15,000) in a utility-sponsored contest called the Zero Energy Challenge. The home has since received plenty of media attention, including attention from GBA; see, for example:Scott gave a presentation on his recent projects at the Sixteenth Annual… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 5

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT In the biggest game of the eliminations, so far, Kianna Dy glowed with a queenly presence that no single soul inside Mall of Asia Arena matched.Dy scored in every possible way for the Lady Spikers as they beat the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, in the first meeting between the two rivals.The Season 78 Finals MVP finished with a season-high 21 points on 11 spikes, seven blocks, and three service aces.Dy was downright magnificent during La Salle’s blurring 10-0 run in the third set that saw the Lady Spikers tie the set at 21 after being down, 21-11.In those 10 unanswered points, Dy scored four points and three of those were blocks with Kat Tolentino the unfortunate victim on two occasions.Dy then came up in the clutch with another block on Tolentino that put La Salle in the 24-19 match point.2. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3Add “Giant Killer” to Bernadeth Pons’ possible nicknames.  Read Next Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ The Lady Maroons came back from a 19-11 deficit in the first set and although losing the period 33-31 was a misfortune, Carlos and spike partner Isa Molde lit up in the next three sets.UP crushed UST in the next three periods and came away with a 31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 victory as Carlos put up 32 points while Molde had 24.7. Shaya Adorador (University of the East, opposite hitter)Shaya Adorador. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s the final debutante of this week and she was the embodiment of clutch when UE shocked Adamson.Shaya Adorador may have scored just 11 points in UE’s five-set win over the Lady Falcons, 25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-13, but she was truest to the definition of being clutch.Adorador scored four of the Lady Warriors’ six points and she did it with grace rarely seen on a high-paced match.She used an off-speed shot to glance the ball on the defense of Adamson for UE’s 13-9 lead then she blocked Mylene Paat for the Lady Warriors’ 14-11 match point.And as a final touch, Adorador made a gorgeous off-speed kill that landed smack in the middle of the Lady Falcons’ defense. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Sore knee sidelines Celtics’ Irving for game against Bulls A pulsating first round is finally in the books of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University emerged as the top dog after the first half of the season, while Far Eastern University and De La Salle also reached elite status by sharing the second spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAteneo is in the middle of the pack with Adamson University while University of Santo Tomas is slipping.Also struggling is University of the Philippines while University of the East managed to escape a zero-win embarrassment. LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa So with that thrown out of the way, here are the seven best players who showcased their wares in the final week of Round 1.Oh, and there are four new names on this list.1. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2ADVERTISEMENT The league’s stat sheet stuffer was instrumental in the Lady Tamaraws’ four-set conquest of the previously unbeaten Lady Bulldogs in the first game day of Week 5.FEU humbled NU, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, in a game where Pons finished with 18 points and 11 excellent receptions.Pons followed that performance up with a humble seven points, nine excellent digs, and 10 excellent receptions against all-time rival UST.And aiding Pons’ case as the No. 2 player this week is FEU’s four-game winning streak.3. Tin Tiamzon (De La Salle University, outside hitter)Tin Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1It’s midway through the season but there are still debutantes to this list, and La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon is the first of four.The Lady Spikers’ unheralded outside hitter made her presence felt against rival Ateneo in the first finals rematch for Season 80.Tiamzon scored 13 points in the Lady Spikers’ victory and was the most efficient attacker on La Salle’s side converting 12 of her 28 spike attempts. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving 4. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 3Weeks on list: 5There has been only one constant on this list and that is Jaja Santiago.NU’s towering middle blocker led with composure as she paved the way in the Lady Bulldogs’ bounce back win of the tournament against the Lady Maroons.Santiago finished with 17 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 victory over UP after scoring just 13 points in their loss to FEUNU’s superstar has yet to be excluded from this list and even her team’s lone setback of the season against the Lady Tamaraws wasn’t enough to boot her of this weekly ranking.5. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1 She’s the second debutante of this week and she’s the reigning Best Digger of the league.Kath Arado has been languishing under the massive shadow that Dawn Macandili cast over the liberos in the UAAP but the Season 77 co-Rookie of the Year finally got away from the darkness.UE prevented a winless campaign this season when it scored an upset over Adamson University in five set, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, and Arado showed that she can be as capable as Macandili in the UAAP level.Arado was a defensive terror for the Lady Warriors when she tallied 24 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions.6. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside hitter)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s one half of UP’s high-scoring duo and she’s the third of this week’s four newcomers.Diana Carlos and the Lady Maroons may have lost their final game of the first round against NU, but UP was a master stunner when it faced UST.UST was looking to shakeup the ladder when it faced UP on Wednesday but the Lady Maroons had other plans and pulled the proverbial rabbit from the legendary magician’s hat. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicolast_img read more

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Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue

first_imgSan Miguel Beer’s championship celebration continued on Wednesday night as the winningest PBA franchise held a victory party for its employees and fans at SMC head office in Pasig City.The booze kept flowing three days after the Beermen ended their 17-year title drought in the midseason conference.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel chalked up its fifth championship in eight conferences after knocking off TNT in six games but it didn’t take long before coach Leo Austria gave the Beermen faithfuls what they’ve been clamoring to hear.Since the confetti filled the air at the historic Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, the talk of a possible Grand Slam resurfaced and Austria didn’t shy away from it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I know that we’ve won two championships this season and I already know what all of you are thinking and dreaming of right now,” Austria said in Filipino as he addressed the thick crowd.“We’re not going to promise anything but we’re going to do our best to achieve our goal,” Austria added. LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue3.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend NCAA Season 93 Preview: Ambition fuels JRU Heavy Bombers Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Austria thanked his players with special mention to Best Player of the Conference Chris Ross, Best Import Charles Rhodes and Finals MVP Alex Cabagnot and paid tribute to SMC big boss Ramon S. Ang.The multititled coach, who improved his finals record to 5-0, said he is looking at giving his players at least a 10-day break before going back to practice.The Beermen are set to have another victory party for their fans on Friday at Robinsons Galleria.San Miguel Beermen victory party at the SMC office in Ortigas. Photo by Mark GiongcoADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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No plans to retire from ODIs, says Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgHe might be skipping ODIs with regularity but Sachin Tendulkar says he does not plan to quit the format altogether just yet and will continue as long as he enjoys the game.Sachin’s 100 tons in picturesTendulkar, who has played just two ODI series after the World Cup last year, most recently opted out of the tour of Sri Lanka later this month, fuelling speculation about his future in the format.But the 39-year-old star batsman insisted that he rarely gets affected by what is speculated about him.”It’s not what XYZ think, it’s what I feel and I feel as long as I am enjoying and I feel like being part of it, I’ll continue (playing ODIs),” he told a news channel.”I felt I shouldn’t be part of the Twenty20 squad in 2007 and I had been asked (to stay on) but I felt I should not be part of Twenty 20 squad because the team did well. When I get that feeling in one-day cricket may be I would take that decision,” he said.Tendulkar said he decided to opt out of Sri Lanka tour as he wanted to spend time with his children.”I just wanted to spend time with my family, as simple as that. I spoke to the BCCI and requested them. To be able to spend time with my children is also important.”Because once we go back they will go to their schools then you won’t get quality time which any family man expects from his family and that is something which will keep me going for next 10 months,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

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Geje Eustaquio considering career in mountain biking after mixed martial arts

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue And this thrill was what made Eustaquio think of pursuing a career in mountain biking once his MMA career is over.“It is not the same with mixed martial arts. I can’t give my whole time in mountain biking yet,” said the 29-year-old Eustaquio. “Maybe when it’s time for me to retire, I might do professional mountain biking and motocross.”Eustaquio and teammates Joshua Pacio, Honorio Banario, and Kelly would usually go biking in Baguio City once a week during training camp and thrice in seven days when there’s not fight scheduled.It also helps that the bunch are residents of the area and are familiar with the terrain keeping them safe whenever they ride.“When we ride, it’s an adrenaline rush,” said Eustaquio. “We love conquering trails and at the same time it gives us access to the most wonderful creations of God.”ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? The reigning ONE World flyweight champion first got into the sport when Team Lakay colleague Edward Kelly introduced it to him and Eustaquio used the sport to supplement his martial arts training.Partnered with the health benefits of the sport, Eustaquio also enjoyed trail riding due to the scenery that he sees every time he goes biking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I think mountain biking is the perfect cross-training, first off all it develops balance and it also enhances your decision-making as well,” said Eustaquio. “We also develop our cardio by doing this. It helps all of us stay in shape while having fun.”“Riding bikes is a great workout.” LATEST STORIEScenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MANILA, Philippines—Mountain biking only started out as a hobby for Geje Eustaquio but it slowly turned into a craft.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Proven ‘winner’ Alex Mallari brings leadership to table at Phoenix LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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