How this year’s postseason defense stacks up against last season’s

first_img Published on November 29, 2015 at 10:36 am Contact Chris: | @ChrisLibonati Ian McIntyre says comparing last year’s run to the Sweet 16 and this year’s is dangerous. The defense that the Syracuse head coach put on the field in 2014 sported Tyler Hilliard, Jordan Murrell, Skylar Thomas and Alex Bono.Thomas and Bono, a Hermann Trophy finalist, were both first-round picks in the MLS Draft and Murrell was a third-round pick.This year, three freshmen and a junior that played just eight matches last year have helped SU to the same round of the NCAA tournament. First-year defenders Miles Robinson and Kamal Miller and rookie goalie Hendrik Hilpert, along with Louis Cross, have anchored a unit once searching for replacements.In this postseason, Syracuse has given up just two goals in five games, while last year the Orange allowed five goals in four games. Not only has the 2015 back four improved over last year’s, it bested its regular-season numbers of allowing only 19 goals in 17 games.Syracuse (14-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) has shut out three opponents in the ACC and NCAA tournaments, only one less than it had in 17 regular-season games. Seattle (18-3-1, 9-1 Western Athletic) averages 2.18 goals per game and is ranked 10th in the NCAA in that category. The mark is also third-best among all of Syracuse’s opponents throughout the season. Against the Redhawks, SU will need the defense that has shown up this postseason to rear its head one more time.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Starting with two guys that were new in the back and Louis,” midfielder Liam Callahan said, “you just have to get them acclimated to the game, and I thought they did that pretty well.”Not only has Syracuse’s defensive improvement come at the right time, it’s also come against its best competition. The Orange shut down then-No. 5 North Carolina, then-No. 9 Notre Dame and then-No. 2 Clemson, the third-highest scoring team in the NCAA.Coming into the regular season, Hilpert’s only game action with his teammates was against Georgetown in the preseason. He hurt his quad muscle and missed the first nine games of the year while Austin Aviza played in net for SU.“Yeah, I played 45 minutes in preaseason,” Hilpert said. “It was the first time for a longer period that I’ve played with a back three instead of a back four.”Several players cited the increased experience as why the team has been able to pick up its play. Hilpert said that little things like dropping the ball back to him, an action that requires trust, have become more natural with time.The defensive improvement has shown on the stat sheet, but Callahan said the team has improved on set pieces, specifically free kicks and corner kicks.Last season, set-piece defending doomed Syracuse in the postseason. Georgetown midfielder Keegan Rosenberry scored on a back-post header off a corner to even the match at one and send the Sweet-16 game into overtime. Then Jared Rist headed in a corner from the front post in sudden-death overtime to win the game for the Hoyas.But this season, the last time a team has scored on Syracuse on a free kick or corner kick was when SU played Hartford nearly a month ago. If SU can hold that trend against Seattle, it can again do something last year’s SU team and no other squad in the program’s history has done — advance past the Sweet 16.“Our younger guys getting a little more seasoned,” McIntyre said. “… It’s also a willingness and a commitment to defending, not just individually but collectively.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse football’s loss to Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.— Syracuse (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) struggled once again in the second half of a game this season, allowing Notre Dame (2-3) to build a sizable lead and put the Orange away, 50-33, on Saturday at MetLife Stadium. SU kept the game tight until just after halftime, when it was down by just one score.Here are three things we learned from SU’s third loss of the season.Stuck in neutralThe Syracuse offense has played well in each first quarter this season. This time, the offense extended to the second quarter when the Orange racked up 14 points to add to its 13 in the first. On the season, the Orange has been outscored 71-43 in the second half, however. Against the Fighting Irish, SU managed just six points on an Eric Dungey touchdown in the fourth quarter.Even when SU was in the red zone, it’s best option was a Dungey run. He scored three rushing touchdowns on a fake option, delayed quarterback sneak and a scramble. The other two touchdowns came on throws to Ervin Philips and Amba Etta-Tawo.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile it’s not a new problem that the Orange hasn’t shown much past the first half, it also hasn’t shown that it’ll get out of its rut. SU has yet to score more than two touchdowns in the second half.“It’s small mistakes. You guys wouldn’t see them,” Babers said. “It’s things that kill drives, little things. If we eliminate those little things, we’ll be able to do big things.”If the D-Line doesn’t click, offenses willSyracuse’s defensive line has been up and down all season. It’s inconsistency creeped back Saturday. Last season, the Orange racked up 23 sacks. After recording two against the Fighting Irish, it’s on pace for 21. De’Jon Wilson and Josh Black recorded a half sack each and Zaire Franklin added another.Early in the second quarter, DeShone Kizer ran a zone read with running back Josh Adams from the 3-yard line. Defensive end Kendall Coleman crashed down on the line, allowing Kizer to keep the ball and run outside for the score. In the end zone, Kizer heel clicked like a leprechaun. Coleman hung his head. Although he’s played well, the touchdown allowed the Fighting Irish to put 10 points of separation between it and Syracuse. Coleman tallied four tackles during the game.“Just because it’s 2016, it doesn’t make them 22 years old,” Babers said. “There’s some 18-year-old and 19-year-old guys out there going against grown men.”SU’s special teams could be Estime-ingSyracuse’s special teams have undoubtedly struggled despite head coach Dino Babers calling it the Orange’s best unit at times. It’s lacked explosiveness in the return game, good enough punts and any semblance of consistency — except when SU wide receiver Brisly Estime has been involved. Improving on field goal misses and shanked punts will be more difficult because that will involve improving Cole Murphy and Sterling Hofrichter’s abilities.But Estime is a proven commodity. On Saturday, he racked up 128 punt-return yards on just three returns. He showed the ability to find the right seem, break tackles and shift away from defenders, even in close proximity. While freshman Sean Riley has shown inklings of the same ability, he hasn’t been quite as dynamic.After nearly scoring a touchdown on a punt return Saturday, Estime has earned his way back into the punt-return spot. Babers said he moved Estime out of the spot to give the latter some rest from his receiver snaps, but it might be time to reverse that decision.“I think Brisly is a good punt returner and that’s the reason why he’s still back there. That’s the reason why we gave him opportunities,” Babers said. “This was a game that we felt we needed to have him back there if we were going to have a chance to win.” Comments Published on October 1, 2016 at 8:19 pmlast_img read more

Arsenal torn apart by free-scoring City

first_imgManchester City scored at least four goals in a home match for the eighth time this season as Premier League leaders Arsenal became the latest team to be blown away at the Etihad.Sergio Aguero, who would later depart with a calf injury, opened the scoring with a fine volley, which Theo Walcott equalised midway through the first half. However, Alvaro Negredo put City 2-1 up with a goal that also saw Laurent Koscielny suffer a deep cut to his knee, ending his match.Even with Aguero departing early in the second half, City continued to look threatening in attack and Fernandinho powered them 3-1 ahead. Walcott finished a superb team goal with a sublime finish to pull Arsenal back into the match, but that lasted barely moments as David Silva restored the two-goal advantage.Fernandinho, superb throughout for City, scored their fifth goal with a delicate finish, before Per Mertesacker scored what appeared to be the last goal of the game deep in injury time. However, there was still time for James Milner to win a penalty, which was converted with assurance by Yaya Toure.Despite the result, Arsenal remain top of the Premier League table, but are now just three points clear of City, who are averaging over three goals per league match despite some wretched away form.last_img read more

Snap Counts: Ronald Jones, Darrel Williams, Diontae Johnson potential waiver pickups, fantasy sleepers

first_imgMaybe, just maybe, this could also be something more. Smith is one of the more athletic backup tight ends in the league, and Marcus Mariota has managed to turn Walker into a decent fantasy tight end in the past. Maybe It’s Smith’s turn to slide into that role and do it with more athleticism than the late-career Walker has.Week 11 of 2018 can point us to Smith’s limited fantasy upside: He caught six-of-eight targets for 44 yards. The next week, he caught two passes for 63 yards. With athleticism like his, he might be worth a deep-league stab if he continues getting snaps. And if this trend keeps up, Walker’s declining fantasy utility might soon reach zero. For snap count reactions for every team, click here. WEEK 5 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWe have to acknowledge a big hit we took in the snap analysis department in Week 4: Devin Smith was the darling of last week’s article, and he had a whopping zero fantasy points on Sunday night. He still played more than 80 percent of the snaps for Dallas, but he wasn’t targeted. There’s more to fantasy production than just these numbers, and Smith is proof.It also seems like we jinxed Jamaal Williams by talking him up last week, as he was injured on his first play of Week 4. At least we provided some solid insight on Preston Williams, who continues to produce decent numbers in a stinky situation in Miami.WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endFor those of you who might be wondering about a few young WRs who haven’t been putting up numbers — Will Fuller V and Calvin Ridley — it’s not the snaps that are the problem. Both are playing nearly every play for their teams – they’re just simply not producing.Check out our 32-team breakdown of Week 3 snap counts here.LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 5 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWBuccaneers Snap Counts: Ronald Jones vs. Peyton BarberFor the Jones truthers out there, it’s been a difficult year-plus since the Bucs drafted him out of USC. He went from rookie sleeper to not even getting 25 carries through all of 2018, and he got a very good look at the inside of the Tampa Bay doghouse. Then, after a Week 1 that saw Jones outplay Barber, the Week 2 carry breakdown went 23-4 in favor of the incumbent.The past two weeks, things have seemed to change: Jones was outsnapped slightly in Week 3, 28-23, and then passed Barber with a 36-19 advantage in Week 4. Apparently the fact that Jones has averaged more yards per carry all season has finally started to translate into more playing time.We saw what Jones could really do against what was supposed to be a strong Rams’ front Sunday, as he rushed 19 times for 70 yards and a touchdown. He also had one 12-yard catch, which, while not his game, can only help ingratiate himself to coach Bruce Arians.There’s decent odds that at some point in the next couple weeks, Barber gets a heavy share of the carries and makes it feel like picking up Jones was a waste. But it finally seems like the second-year player has turned the corner from a playing time perspective, which makes him one of the most attractive waiver-wire adds ahead of Week 5.WEEK 5 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPPChiefs Snap Counts: Darrel Williams vs. LeSean McCoyLast week’s snap counts looked to go in Williams’ favor just because McCoy left the game early with his ankle injury. But for the second straight week, Williams led Kansas City RBs in snaps. He was the man on the field for two-minute offense and saw enough goal-line carries to turn two into touchdowns. Things would all change if Damien Williams returned for Week 5. If he doesn’t, though, Darrel remains in strong fantasy lineup consideration, just about as much as Shady. That’s now back-to-back weeks of double-digit fantasy points for Darrel, and he’s seen nine targets across the two games. It wasn’t like it was a huge disparity in Week 4: 36 snaps for Darrel, 32 snaps for McCoy. But the week before, it was a slightly injury-aided 37-26 in favor of Darrel. He isn’t going anywhere while Damien is out.Week 5 poses a tricky test for setting your fantasy lineups when it comes to these Chiefs backs — Kansas City plays on Sunday night, meaning you’ll mostly be locked into your strategy by the time we know who’s active or inactive. Damien’s injury has been serious enough that his status has been decided in advance the last couple weeks, so maybe that will happen again. If Damien is out, both Darrel and Shady are good plays in Week 5.MORE WEEK 5 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup builderSteelers snap counts: Diontae Johnson is a WR sleeperIn Week 3, it was James Washington outsnapping Johnson, 49-42, but it was Johnson who caught the long touchdown. Johnson one-upped himself in Week 4, catching a 43-yard touchdown and finishing with six grabs for 77 yards. He led the Steelers’ wideouts in targets.Whatever belief there might’ve been that Washington would rekindle his Oklahoma State connection with Mason Rudolph seems to be a thought of the past. Instead, Johnson has emerged as second fiddle to JuJu Smith-Schuster in his first year out of Toledo.Johnson was actually third in snaps for the Steelers’ WRs for the second-straight week, as it broke down 45 for James Washington, 43 for JuJu Smith-Schuster, and 37 for Johnson. But he’s produced each of the past two weeks for Pittsburgh despite that breakdown. Johnson evidently is a three-wide, passing-down producer for the Steelers.You can’t expect Johnson to catch a long touchdown every week, but the Steelers seemed to have figured out a successful offensive mix on Monday night. They involved two backs in the rushing and receiving game, allowing Rudolph to find a rhythm before he took a shot or two downfield. It seems like right now, Johnson will be that deep option. That’ll lead to some boom-or-bust nature, as those throws won’t always connect. But when Pittsburgh has good matchups, Johnson’s put himself into the WR3/FLEX conversation. Bonus Steelers’ analysis: Jaylen Samuels played 27 snaps and ran 10 times, caught eight passes and threw three more (they were all little pop passes, but they count as passes either way). That’s involvement on seven of every nine snaps he played, an absurd rate. If this is how Pittsburgh plans on utilizing Samuels to make Mason Rudolph’s job easier, he makes for a very intriguing fantasy option, especially in PPR leagues.WEEK 5:Top waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsBills Snap Counts: Dawson Knox is a TE sleeperBefore we dig too deep into this, a disclaimer: We have no idea what’s gonna happen when Tyler Kroft returns. The Bills sought after Kroft in free agency, and maybe the former Bengals backup will push Knox out of the way. Instead, though, I think Knox will retain his role as the leading snap-getter among Buffalo tight ends. When they selected him in the third round out of Ole Miss, Knox was considered a raw athlete who would need time to develop. He caught 15 passes across nine games in his final season with the Rebels, but Knox has shown an early ability to make a difference on NFL fields. I can’t admit to have seen every Bills play this season, but Knox has stood out when I have watched.He’s got that rare size-speed combination that only the best tight ends have, and he’s turned it into 3-67 and 3-58 across Weeks 3 and 4. That’s included a couple of tackle-breaking runs after the catch and an immensely difficult catch while laying out backward in Week 4. Fantasy owners need not worry about whether Knox makes the right read on a run block or always runs the perfect route as long as he doesn’t make too many rookie mistakes. As long as the gifted Knox remains on the field, he’s going to start showing up on weekly highlight reels. Maybe that doesn’t quite translate into a starting fantasy TE in Year 1, but it will soon enough. Keeper owners need to take notice, and Knox should be a good bye-week fill-in in single-season leagues, too.Titans Snap Counts: Jonnu Smith vs. Delanie WalkerIn Week 3, Smith and Mycole Pruitt started to eat into Walker’s snaps, but it looked like just a bit of rest for the veteran. Then in Week 4, Smith and Pruitt both outsnapped Walker, who was on the field for less than a third of Tennessee’s snaps.This may be nothing, and Walker could go back to seeing the majority of the Titans’ TE snaps, especially if Tennessee is trailing. It could be only something in reality, where Smith and Pruitt see the field more but don’t mean anything for fantasy purposes. That was the case in Week 4, when Tennessee targeted the tight ends three times — Walker twice and Smith once.  The Week 5 fantasy football waiver wire doesn’t seem that exciting, but if you break down NFL snap counts, it makes Ronald Jones, Darrel Williams and Diontae Johnson sound a lot more exciting than first meets the eye. All three are talented players that have faced workload concerns, and all three showed last week that when given the chance, they can be fantasy sleepers who can produce. They aren’t just waiver pickups or free agent adds — they’ll also be right in the middle of Week 5 start-or-sit conversations.There’s also a couple of young, athletic tight ends who caught our eye after Week 4: Buffalo’s Dawson Knox and Tennessee’s Jonnu Smith. Knox is a rookie, while Smith has teased with his talent a few times in the past. Both look like they might’ve usurped the starting jobs that they weren’t expected to have, and at least Knox is worth a look for everyone who’s been struggling at TE. last_img read more

WHS Leadership Class shares open letter to the community

first_imgThe following is an open letter from the Wellington High School Leadership Class under the direction of Karla Defore:Dear Community,The Leadership Class of WHS is having a Friendship Week that is designed to teach the students at WHS to become better friends and be responsible young adults. We are hoping that they will carry what they learn from Friendship Week to help other people in their community be good and responsible people.On March 8th of 2013 we would like to send the students of WHS out to the community to volunteer their time to better our community.We need members of the community to let us know how we can help you. Please let us know how many students that you wish to have help and what type of work they will be doing. Our time window is from about 8am-11am on that date. For contact information you can email Karla Defore at We thank you for your cooperation and time and we hope you have a great day! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Kim · 393 weeks ago What a great idea. I wish more schools would come up more things like this to promote good fellowship between people! Report Reply 0 replies · active 393 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry’s hardly-worn Winter Classic jersey is up for auction

first_imgDallas Stars forward Corey Perry did not get to wear his special Winter Classic jersey for long on New Year’s Day — but one lucky fan will soon own it forever.The NHL and Fanatics listed the jersey as open for auction  — with the hilarious denotation “WORN DURING FIRST PERIOD” in the item’s title — before the Stars had even completed their 4-2 victory against the Predators in the 12th NHL Winter Classic. Perry’s ejection just two minutes and 44 seconds into the first period at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday caught a lot of attention during the day’s festivities. It first dawned on fans and media that the penalty was a minor historic moment (Perry is the first player to receive a game misconduct in the Winter Classic) and then earned fame as a meme on Twitter thanks to the long walk from the outdoor ice surface to the stadium’s locker rooms. MORE: Corey Perry did the ‘walk of shame’ — and Twitter had a field day with itThe Corey Perry walk of shame, paired with “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day just hits different.— Hockey Daily 365 (@HockeyDaily365) January 1, 2020Perry received 15 penalty minutes for his elbow to Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis’ head and will likely face supplemental discipline after his hearing with the NHL’s player safety department on Friday. It seems he won’t get to keep the jersey he wore for just 38 seconds of ice time, unless he chooses to bid on the item himself.The auction, which is scheduled to last until Jan. 14 at 9:19 p.m. ET, has already seen 14 bids come across for Perry’s briefly game-worn jersey. Bidding currently stands at $900.00 with 12 days remaining. Anyone interested in owning the jersey can bid on it here.last_img read more

Tonga vs Australia league test finally confirmed

first_imgMate Ma’a Tonga will take on the Kangaroos at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on October 20th, almost 11 months after a sold out crowd watched the Kingdom pipped by England at the same venue in the World Cup semifinals.Tonga coach Kristian Woolf and Australia’s Mal Meninga have both been supportive of the fixture but confirmation was delayed after New Zealand Rugby League officials expressed concerns the test could overshadow or affect ticket sales for the Kiwis vs Kangaroos clash at the same venue a week earlier.Initial plans to host the match in New York also fell through.However, following talks with the NRL, an agreement was reached.It’s understood Australian players have agreed to a one-off pay cut to ensure the match goes ahead.last_img

Inquirer 7 top UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 3

first_imgEvery 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Arado registered just 13 successful digs in the the Lady Warriors’ loss to Ateneo.6. Jolina Dela Cruz (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 2Last week : No. 6Jolina dela Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJolina Dela Cruz is back on the same spot where she was in in the previous week.Coming into the league relatively overshadowed with all the hype surrounding UST’s Eya Laure, Dela Cruz has so far proved that she’s one of the legitimate contenders for the Rookie of the Year plum.Dela Cruz was solid in La Salle’s win against NU with 12 points but she was also capable in becoming the team’s focal point in the Lady Spikers’ next game.Despite the loss to UP, Dela Cruz was fed the ball for much of the match and she finished with 19 points—a team-high—on 14 spikes, four blocks, and one service ace.7. Ayel Estrañero (University of the Philippines, setter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AAyel Estrañero. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAyel Estrañero is the third piece of UP’s star puzzle.Carlos and Molde usually grab the spotlight because of their offense but the one running the show is Estrañero.In UP’s win against La Salle, Estrañero severely outclassed her opponent Michelle Cobb with 38 excellent sets to her counterpart’s 21. LATEST STORIES Tolentino would finish the week with 70 total points and is tied for the second spot in the Best Scorers table with UST’s Cherry Rondina.4. Judith Abil (University of the East, outside hitter)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AJudith Abil. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s always a thrill to see all the teams get into the winners’ column so when UE took its first win of the season the energetic Judith Abil made sure she’d do it in style.Abil put up 22 points in four sets in UE’s win against Adamson, 20-25, 28-26, 25-23, 25-22, making her the owner of the second-most points scored in a single game behind Molde’s 23 against, as fate would have it, the Lady Warriors.UE, though, lost its next game against Ateneo but Abil was still on her mark with 14 points.Abil has so far scored 66 total points making her the sixth best scorer in the league.5. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Weeks on list: 1Last week: N/AKath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work always pays off and Kath Arado proved that this week.The league’s Best Digger and Best Receiver was an impenetrable force in UE’s win against the Lady Falcons tallying 39 excellent digs and 28 successful receptions.Ateneo then knew that Arado was a defensive dynamo that the Lady Eagles practically avoided her in their win on Sunday. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MANILA, Philippines—Teams are slowly lining up the grid with a tense atmosphere surrounding them, and the gears are just waiting to move for the ultimate takeoff.Three weeks in but there is not one team in a considerable place to legitimately claim pole position.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDefending champion De La Salle, Ateneo, and University of the Philippines are all in a tight battle at the top with identical 3-1 records.University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University are behind at 2-2 with Adamson, University of the East, and National University all gearing up to make surprises with those three teams holding 1-3 records. 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Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Carlos’ captaincy isn’t just based on leadership, it’s also rooted in her exceptional play and these two factors led her to being named the Chooks to Go-UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week.And it may be slim, but Carlos is now the league’s leading scorer with 71 total points.2. Isa Molde (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 2Last week: No.7Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRERUP’s puzzle won’t be complete without another one of its high-scoring duo.With Carlos doing much of the dirty work, and also a huge piece of the scoring, there’s Isa Molde, who was focused on scoring and aerial defense.Molde, Season 78’s Rookie of the Year, was UP’s offensive focal point and she delivered with 20 points on 17 spikes and three blocks.Carlos and Molde, however, are just the two of a three-piece totem pole for UP with the other being Ayel Estrañero.3. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo de Manila University, opposite hitter)Weeks on list: 2Last week: 1Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo played just one game this week but it was enough to show the league that the Lady Eagles are still one of the bigger forces in the league.Driving Ateneo’s engine that day was Kat Tolentino, who scored 13 points in the Lady Eagles’ quick win over UE, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Now that’s out of the way, here are the best seven of this week.1. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside spiker)Weeks on list: 2Last week: No. 3Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCount on Diana Carlos to provide scoring and a bunch of other stuff.UP played just one game this week and boy was Carlos all over the place.She scored 19 points in the Lady Maroons’ five-set stunner of La Salle, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21, 20-25, 15-12, while also anchoring the Lady Maroons’ defense with 22 excellent digs and 18 successful receptions.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

‘Extraordinary Work at Mount Coffee’

first_imgUnited States Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas Greenfield has described as extraordinary and encouraging the level of work accomplished so far at the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant in White Plains outside Monrovia.Assistant Secretary of State Greenfield, who is a former U.S. Ambassador accredited to Liberia, told the Senate leadership when she met with them at the Capitol Building recently that her commendation was based on what she observed when she visited the worksite.The US diplomat told the Senators led by Pro Tempore Armah Zolu Jallah that “the United States is working assiduously to see the completion of the hydropower plant,” and she would return in December when the plant would have been completed for turning over to the Liberian government. However, during his recent appearance at the Capitol Building, former Finance and Development Planning Minister Amara Konneh informed the Senate that the hydropower plant will be officially completed by July 2017.During the meeting held in the offices of Pro Temp Jallah, Secretary Greenfield reminded the senators that electricity is a key element that accelerates development and that the United States government has provided US$240 million for development purposes in Liberia, including the Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant. Pro Temp Jallah praised the US government’s development assistance to Liberia over the years describing it as “dividends of a true relationship.” The hydropower plant is a major stimulus to economic activities, “because it is the source of electricity that engenders power and heat,” said the Pro Temp.The lawmakers thanked the US government for its continued and sustained support to Liberia which they said speaks to genuine collaboration between the two nations. They also acknowledged America’s involvement in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic as timely and helpful, culminating in the permanent working relationship between the US Centers for Disease Control and Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The senators called on the United States to continue to stand by Liberia, especially in the wake of UNMIL’s departure.The Senate leadership attending the meeting with Assistant Secretary Greenfield included Geraldine Doe-Sherif, Chair on Executive; Varney G. Sherman, Chairman on Judiciary, Human Rights, Claims & Petitions; H. Dan Morais, Chair on Foreign Affairs; Edward Boakai Dagoseh, Chairman on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget; and George Tamba Tengbeh, Chairman on Rules, Order & Administration.Other Senators included Stephen A. Zargo, Chairman on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs; Peter Sonpon Coleman, Chair on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women & Children Affairs; and Thomas G. Grupee, Chairman on Internal Affairs, Reconciliation & Good Governance.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jamaican serving 1-year sentence, gets additional 9 months behind bars

first_imgA Jamaican, who was recently sentenced to one year imprisonment after he admitted to sharing an obscene video of a woman via social media, was given additional jail time on Friday by Magistrate Leron Daly after a change of plea to a charge of escaping Police custody.Jailed: Anthony LynchIn Court on Friday, Anthony Lynch opted to change his not guilty plea to guilty for the charge which read that on January 7, 2019, at Eve Leary, Georgetown, while being in lawful custody for an offence, he escaped from the said custody.When Lynch made his first Court appearance before Magistrate Daly, he was initially slapped with three charges, including the aforementioned and overstaying in Guyana. After admitting that on January 1, 2019, at Lot 20 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he knowingly and without any lawful excuse exposed an obscene video to cause public embarrassment, Lynch was jailed for one year.According to Police reports, on the day in question, Lynch was arrested for sharing an obscene video of his girlfriend and was taken to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for questioning. The Court was informed that while at the location, Lynch was ordered to sit and wait on a bench; however, he used the opportunity to escape from the Police.Just days after, Police ranks managed to locate and rearrested the convicted man for the offences.Lynch was, nevertheless, sentenced to 9 months imprisonment for the second charge he admitted to and is still before the Court for the third.last_img read more