Seventeen people were rushed to hospital after an Oxford Tube coach met with a road accident on Saturday night. The coach overturned as it was leaving the motorway on its way to Oxford from London. No other vehicles appear to have been involved. Stagecoach, the company that runs the Oxford Tube service, commented, “The coach, which had 34 passengers on board, is understood to have gone through a barrier and ended up on its side.” Thames Valley police have confirmed that most of the passengers taken to hospital have since been discharged, although two passengers remain in Oxford’s John Radcliffe hospital with severe injuries. It is uncertain whether any of the passengers were students. Stagecoach commented, “safety is our absolute priority. We have operated the Oxford Tube since 1987 and we have never had an incident of this particular nature before. Our immediate thoughts are with those who have been injured in the accident.” The company has said that it will be carrying out its own internal investigation and assisting the police with their inquiries into the accident. Police have recovered the vehicle from the scene of the accident and have opened an inquiry into the causes of the incident. It has been suggested that the driver took the wrong exit when leaving the motorway. The 24 hour London – Oxford Tube service is popular with students. The accident comes in the wake of a collision involving an Oxford varsity ski trip coach on the M25 last week.
Who remembers our Staff Writer, Lindiwe Khumalo, who few years ago wrote the article, “Liberians Are Stupid Because They Are Selfish, and Selfish Because They Are Stupid?Tuesday’s Liberian election, one robbed of seriousness and excitement, was a typical manifestation of the truism of that article.Here is a tiny African country of barely 4,000,000 in which almost everyone wants to be president. Accordingly, we had 20 presidential candidates, most of whose names nobody heard in the vote counting!Take Simeon Freeman, a fairly successful businessman, who for many years has sought the presidency in vain. Why? Because each time he has gained absolutely no traction. Did anyone hear his name in Tuesday night’s vote counting? So what was the point in running?When we, out of love for Simeon and respect and appreciation for his television business, DSTV, advised him to quit politics and concentrate on improving and expanding his business, he took serious exception and threatened to take his former employers, the Daily Observer, to court!He forgot that we are a media institution that has since our establishment in February 1981, championed Liberian businesses and bitterly complained about the foreign dominance of our economy.Let us now take a look at the pathetic litany of presidential candidates that participated in the elections—all 20 of them:UREY, BENONI WILFRED – ALL LIBERIAN PARTY (ALP)CUMMINGS, ALEXANDER B. – ALTENATIVE NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC)MCINTOSH, WENDELL J.E. – CHANGE DEMOCRATIC ACTIONS (CDA)WEAH, GEORGE MANNEH – COALITION FOR DEMOCRATIC CHANGE (CDC)WILES, ISAAC GBOMBADEE – DEMOCRATIC JUSTICE PARTY (DJP)COOPER, OSCAR – INDEPENDENT CANDIDATEKPADEH, ALOYSIUS WILLIAM – INDEPENDENT CANDIDATEMATOR, YARKPA JUWUR N. – INDEPENDENT CANDIDATECOOPER, MACDELLA B. – LIBERIA RESTORATION PARTY (LRP)SANDY, KENNEDY GBLEYAH – LIBERIA TRANSFORMATION PARTY (LTP)FAHNBULLEH, JR. HENRY BOIMA – LIBERIAN’S PEOPLE’S PARTY (LPP)BRUMSKINE, CHARLES WALKER – LIBERTY PARTY (LP)JOHNSON, PRINCE Y. – MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONSTRUCTION (MDR)JONES, JOSEPH MILLS – MOVEMENT FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (MOVEE)FREEMAN, SIMEON C.M – MOVEMENT FOR PROGRESSIVE CHANGE (MPC)TUIDER, WILLIAM WIAH – NEW LIBERIA PARTY (NLP)DWEH, SR., GEORGE SLUWEH – REDEMPTION DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (RDC)WENTO, MACDONALD A. – UNITED PEOPLE’S PARTY (UPP)BOAKAI, JOSEPH NYUMA – UNITY PARTY (UP)WEAPOE, JEREMIAH Z. – VISION FOR LIBERIA TRANSFORMATION (VOLT)Among these, there were not more than seven whose names were heard in the counting by the National Elections Commission Tuesday night. They were UP’s Boakai, CDC’s Weah, LP’s Brumskine, ANC’s Cummings, MDR’s Johnson, MOVEE’s Jones and ALP’s Urey. The other 14 were lost in oblivion.The question that immediately arises is why did not most of these parties form coalitions and reduce themselves to two or at most three parties, and run credible campaigns? The simple answer: each wanted to be president of Liberia—why? To eat, or at least to smell the ever drying grease left in Mama Liberia’s breast. Is that not what, with very few exceptions, most Liberian Presidents since the 1920s have done? It was Charles Taylor who said that the quickest way to become rich is to become president of Liberia.Most of the 20 candidates have told the Liberian people nothing about why they want to be president. And how many platforms have we seen? Very few. Why? Despite our repeated calls for platforms, most of these candidates have provided none. Why? We figure it was because they did not want to commit themselves to any promises that they had no intention of keeping.Now with their dismal performance at the polls, it remains to be seen how many of these candidates will attempt to join with one credible party in order to form a winnable coalition.At this point, we pray for three things: first, that one formidable coalition will be formed to create a credible and electable winner of the presidency.Second, that those parties which become part of this coalition will work tirelessly until victory is achieved.Third, we pray that this 2017 election will FINALLY teach us Liberians three lessons: that everyone CANNOT be president; that one does not have to become president to serve or help his or her country; and that we should stop making ourselves the laughing stock of the world by foolishly pretending that all of us can become president.Let this be the very last time that we canvass more than two or, at most, three candidates running for president.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Contraband items unearthed.A search conducted at the New Amsterdam Prison on Saturday morning unearthed a number of contrabands and other prohibited items.According to information received, the raid was conducted by the ranks of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) where five grams of marijuana, five cellular phones and a number of improvised weapons, lighters and phone chargers were discovered.Less than one month ago, it was reported that officers had unearthed some 146 ziploc bags containing marijuana and over forty prohibited items from the Prison during an impromptu search of the dwellings.Full details of this and other stories can be found in your Sunday, August 19, 2018 edition of the Guyana Times Newspaper.
Sand dunes were surprising enough on Titan, but et tu, Pluto? and young, recent dunes? Scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.What do you picture when thinking of sand dunes? Dry deserts, with wind whipping piles of sand into ripples and hills shallow on one side and steep on the other— that kind of thing. You probably don’t think of Pluto. The outermost planet (or Plutoid, Dwarf Planet, or Trans-Neptunian Object, depending on your taste) is supposed to be an icy ball frozen for billions of years. The latest analysis of data from the 2015 New Horizons mission, however, shows that Pluto has been busy recently constructing sand dunes out of particles of icy methane.Pluto sand dunes on polygonal blocks of nitrogen ice thought to be convection cells. Notice wind streaks perpendicular to the dunes. Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRILet’s start with Nature‘s brief announcement: “Hundreds of methane dunes nestle at the base of Pluto’s mountains: The formations offer a surprise on a body with such a thin atmosphere.”Dramatic dunes of methane sweep across part of Pluto. The discovery shows that the dwarf planet’s atmosphere, although thin, can still generate winds powerful enough to blow particles across the surface….Until now, some researchers thought that Pluto’s atmosphere, which is at 1/100,000th the pressure of Earth’s, could not support winds strong enough to sculpt dunes. But the team’s analysis shows otherwise.The dunes probably formed in the past 500,000 years — which means Pluto is a geologically active world.“A geologically active world”— we remember the surprise at the images that suggested ice volcanoes, glaciers, and now sand dunes. Doing the math, we see that 500,000 years (just their theory-laden estimate, not a fact of observation) represents just a 10th of one percent of the assumed age of the solar system. What could have happened so recently to form sand dunes in the fraction of an epoch when human beings can observe them?You can see the dunes in the photos. Scientists estimate they are up to a kilometer apart. In such a thin atmosphere, the winds must be strong enough to loft the particles and carry them quite a distance over Sputnik Planitia, the heart-shaped flat region that was so surprising to planetary scientists during the 2015 encounter. Alexander Hayes says in his review in Science that the surface pressure on Pluto is 100,000 times weaker than on earth. Even so, winds are not strong enough to lift particles; they must be lofted into the atmosphere by sublimation, the scientists infer.The BBC News reveals scientists’ unpredicted, after-the-fact explanations:To be able to form, dunes need an atmosphere dense enough to make wind transport possible, a supply of dry particles, and a mechanism that lifts particles off the ground.At first sight, none of those conditions seem to be met on Pluto.But Dr Telfer and his colleagues calculate that the dunes may be in one of the windiest areas of the Pluto with wind speeds reaching up to 10m/sec – enough to keep particles moving.And yet if these winds have been blowing for 4.6 billion years, shouldn’t the supply have been used up and the process stopped? The paper in Science Magazine is where to look for the answer. First, a summary report by Keith Smith in Science:The methane grains could have been lofted into the atmosphere by the melting of surrounding nitrogen ice or blown down from nearby mountains. Understanding how dunes form under Pluto conditions will help with interpreting similar features found elsewhere in the solar system.No clue yet why these young dunes have formed only recently. The official paper in Science is by Telfer et al. Watch for any clues that they expected young features on this body:The surface of Pluto is more geologically diverse and dynamic than had been expected, but the role of its tenuous atmosphere in shaping the landscape remains unclear. We describe observations from the New Horizons spacecraft of regularly spaced, linear ridges whose morphology, distribution, and orientation are consistent with being transverse dunes. These are located close to mountainous regions and are orthogonal to nearby wind streaks. We demonstrate that the wavelength of the dunes (~0.4 to 1 kilometer) is best explained by the deposition of sand-sized (~200 to ~300 micrometer) particles of methane ice in moderate winds (<10 meters per second). The undisturbed morphology of the dunes, and relationships with the underlying convective glacial ice, imply that the dunes have formed in the very recent geological past.Small sand dunes at Salton Sea, California (David Coppedge)Let’s read their paragraph about the age of the dunes:An upper limit on the age of the dunes, which sit atop the ice of the western margins of SP [Sputnik Planitia, the flat plain on Pluto], is imposed by the recycling rate of the upper surface of the convectional cells within the ice (i.e., <500 ka). This overturning of the substrate, inferred from the complete absence of identified craters on SP, provides an age constraint for superficial landforms that is not available for dunes on other solar system bodies and implies a geologically and/or geomorphologically active surface. Surface features, undistorted by the convectional overturning within the ice, must be much younger than the time scales of convection, and therefore closer to the time scales of Pluto’s strong seasons (i.e., terrestrial decades to centuries). Further evidence that the dunes form on a time scale substantially shorter than that of the convection is suggested by the superposition of the dunes over the depressions at the cell margins.One must keep in mind that convection is theory, but dunes are eyewitness observations in the present. This is seen by their words “interpreted as” and “presumably” when talking about the supposed convective cells. All they can say empirically is that “The presence of these dunes indicates an active atmosphere that produces geologically young landforms.” Even if the dunes represent features younger than the latest cycle of convection, it would imply that this material in Sputnik Planitia has been being overturned, and overturned again, and overturned again thousands of times during the assumed lifetime of Pluto.Although reporters mention the dunes as having formed only 500,000 years ago, “and possibly much more recently,” none of the news articles or papers so far have addressed the age conundrum for the planet itself. Monica Grady doesn’t talk about it on The Conversation. Mike Wall ignores the question on Space.com. Nadia Drake fails to deal with it at National Geographic. NASA skips over it at Astrobiology Magazine. Alan Williams doesn’t address it in a press release from the University of Plymouth, nor does lead author Matt Telfer discuss it in a video clip in that article, even though he adds that scientists believe Pluto’s atmosphere is escaping. Convection and atmospheric escape wouldn’t be issues if Pluto is far younger than scientists believe.The second video clip in the above press release shows an animation of the model of dune formation on Pluto. An opportunity to compare similar worlds is coming. Telfer mentions that the New Horizons spacecraft is set to reach another smaller Kuiper Belt Object in January, 2019 in an even closer encounter. One thing seems predictable: expect surprises. And space fans: watch for surprises from Ceres in June as the Dawn spacecraft maneuvers down to a low point 10 times closer than ever before, just 30 miles above the surface of the dwarf planet (Phys.org).How Did Pluto Form?A week before the dunes announcement, a paper appeared in Icarus arguing that “Primordial N2 provides a cosmochemical explanation for the existence of Sputnik Planitia, Pluto.” The authors state that the inventory of molecular nitrogen (N2) is crucial to understanding the many diverse features on Pluto’s surface. If so, where did it come from? Christopher Glein and J. Hunter Waite of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) say in the paper that the nitrogen accreted during Pluto’s formation from primordial nitrogen or from comets, and it has not been significantly lost to space since then. But to get their model to work, they have to solve two problems: (1) how did the ratio of nitrogen to water ice become established, and (2) what happened to the carbon monoxide? They offer two suggestions for the latter question: “burial of CO in surface ices, or its destruction from exposure to liquid water.”The SwRI press release explains this new “cosmochemical model” for Pluto in lay terms. It contains a surprise starting with a b that strains imagination:At the heart of the research is the nitrogen-rich ice in Sputnik Planitia, a large glacier that forms the left lobe of the bright Tombaugh Regio feature on Pluto’s surface. “We found an intriguing consistency between the estimated amount of nitrogen inside the glacier and the amount that would be expected if Pluto was formed by the agglomeration of roughly a billion comets or other Kuiper Belt objects similar in chemical composition to 67P, the comet explored by Rosetta.”If you’re not ready to swallow the billion-comets idea, they offer an alternative: “In addition to the comet model, scientists also investigated a solar model, with Pluto forming from very cold ices that would have had a chemical composition that more closely matches that of the Sun.” Are they just covering the bases? Is either model plausible?Scientists needed to understand not only the nitrogen present at Pluto now — in its atmosphere and in glaciers — but also how much of the volatile element potentially could have leaked out of the atmosphere and into space over the eons. They then needed to reconcile the proportion of carbon monoxide to nitrogen to get a more complete picture. Ultimately, the low abundance of carbon monoxide at Pluto points to burial in surface ices or to destruction from liquid water.How does CO get buried? The answers to these and other puzzles will be found in futureware, they promise. “Now is the time to begin data-driven investigations into the origin of Pluto’s N2,” the paper begins.But what if both models are unworkable? And what if there were no eons? (Visited 534 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
MOST READ “Definitely we’re happy about the win and it’s always good to win,” said Lady Eagles captain Bea De Leon. “I think we started out really slow, really poorly and the energy on the court on the second set was very slow but we picked it up.”“The third set was still close but I knew my teammates were alive so I knew we could hold on.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMaddie Madayag led all Ateneo with nine points while De Leon, Pauline Gaston, and Jules Samonte had eight points apiece.Although Ateneo trailed, 36-26, in scoring spikes, it made up for the lost points with 12 service aces and enjoyed the 31 errors committed by the Lady Pirates. Rocelyn Hongria had a game-high 12 points for Lyceum. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Beermen hold off Picanto behind Fajardo’s 41 points FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo got back to its winning ways in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference after dumping Lyceum in three sets, 25-23, 25-20, 25-20, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Eagles, who lost to Far Eastern University in four sets, improved to 2-1 and claimed sole possession of the second spot in Group A while the Lady Pirates slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games View comments
Before the PBA held Christmas Day games, Mich Flores spent the 25th of December with her family, serving in church. Her mother and twin sisters would join her as lectors while her father acts as lay minister.“Other ministers usually go to their provinces or spend time with family and relatives during Christmas time, so we’re the only ones left,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View comments Ighot and operations assistant Neil Tibajares miss their old Christmas Day routine, but helping spread holiday cheer more than makes up for that.“You give up time with your family, but you get to make PBA fans happy,” said Tibajares.That’s what everyone in Team PBA focuses mostly on: How to help fans maximize their Christmas experience with the league.“There are a few people who will be sad that I have to work on Christmas Day but compare that to the thousands who become happy because they get to watch the PBA on Christmas Day,” said Ancheta. “If these people choose to spend their Christmas with the PBA, who am I to complain?”Flores added: “Every time I see families, friends together at Christmas time during games, I feel thankful. In our own small way, we get to bring them together, put smiles on their faces while watching a basketball game.”It’s this kind of thinking that makes it easy for Team PBA members to endure being away from family on Christmas Day. It is this attitude that helps them work tirelessly to make sure fans enjoy their Dec. 25.But at the core of that thinking, at the heart of that attitude lies something else.Imagine: After running around venues making sure fans get to maximize their day in the PBA, ensuring the media gets everything it needs for a seamless coverage, making sure action after breathless action gets posted on social media, Team PBA huddles back to their own dugout with no applause to usher them off the court.When the lights fade and the cheering is reduced to distant echoes in an empty coliseum, there are no long queues of adoring fans eager hungry for autographs and photo-ops.And yet, the happiness in their faces is unmistakable. Marcial, the indefatigable communications and external affairs director who is currently the league’s officer-in-charge, understands perfectly why. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “For me, the PBA is no longer work. It’s our passion,” he said. “This is what we want. This is the PBA. What else is there to want?”As far as Team PBA’s dedication to their passion? Nothing else. —WITH A REPORT FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Premier Volleyball League spikes inaugural season with 3 conferences, 3 champions Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed But they’re out there grinding—for the sake of fans who take time out to spend Christmas Day soaking in the country’s finest basketball brand and, in the case of media bureau staff members Flores and Hazel Ancheta, those who couldn’t make it.“We cut videos of games that are posted on Instagram,” said Ancheta.Talk among NBA old-timers is that Red Auerbach didn’t want the Boston Celtics playing on the 25th at home because it deprived arena workers of a chance to spend Christmas with their families.The PBA office employees have no choice. No matter what team gets assigned to play on Christmas, they show up and make sure operations run smoothly.“It’s fulfilling because you get to give something back to fans,” said Rouselle Ighot, the league’s in-venue and events officer who supervises activities for sponsors and fans.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Today, the 25th means running social media sites and making sure they keep up with all the basketball action going on.Willie Marcial, meanwhile, remembers traveling to Batangas to spend time with his family and “sharing drinks with friends” on Christmas Day. Nowadays, he manages traffic inside the press room, tending to the needs of sports journalists. If the game calls for it, Marcial steps on the court to intervene when things go out of hand between teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderIn the Philippine Basketball Association, teams normally get booked for Christmas Day matches if: a. They are Barangay Ginebra, b. They are Barangay Ginebra’s designated foe, or c. They serve as the opening match in a doubleheader featuring Barangay Ginebra.But there is another team that works on Christmas Day, only its members never make the highlight reel. They do not walk to the court showered in thunderous applause. And neither are there names called out in booming fashion over the public address system.
Just like a persistent suitor, the 53-year-old mentor dropped hints on his Twitter account seemingly about knocking on UST’s doors.“Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! #gouste,” Jarencio tweeted on Christmas eve.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder(How do you court? I’ve been pursuing for so long but there’s still no response!)Pano ba manligaw? Ang tagal ko na nanliligaw ayaw pa rin ako sagutin! # gouste— pidojarencio (@pidojarencio1) December 25, 2017Jarencio has been vocal about his willingness to again call the shots for the Growling Tigers, a team he led to a UAAP title in 2006 as well as two other Finals appearances, the last of which in 2013. He is currently the head coach of GlobalPort in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed View comments UST has yet to name a head coach following the ouster of coach Boy Sablan, who amassed a 4-24 record in his two-year tenure, including a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80.Potential successors who are reportedly in the running for the post are former Ginebra playmaker Bal David, GlobalPort team manager Bonnie Tan. Aldin Ayo was once reported to replace Sablan but he squashed rumors about his potential move after reaffirming his commitment with La Salle.Tigresses assistant coach Arsenio Dysangco is currently overseeing the team practices for the Growling Tigers. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pido Jarencio. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — First love never dies.And for coach Pido Jarencio, he’s not giving up on his hope to once again return to his beloved alma mater University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities 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 Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:29Police 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 Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Lee says Magnolia has to go through Ginebra to win PBA title BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Monday, the PBA legend doubled down on his plea.“Ang tagal sumagot eh. Pero okay lang, manliligaw pa rin ako. Nagpapaturo nga ako kung sino marunong manligaw eh para mapasagot ko,” he said with a chuckle after GlobalPort fell to NLEX in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Philippine Arena in Bulacan.(There’s still no response. But it’s okay, I’ll still court. I actually want to learn how to court because I really want to get an answer.)Asked if he can manage having to handle coaching duties with GlobalPort and possibly with UST, Jarencio doesn’t seem to be too concerned.“Madali naman tayo, matibay tayo. Wala naman tayong ibang alam kundi basketball lang,” he said. “Sana ba kung science ang usapan o kaya football, di ko na kaya yun. Basketball din naman yun eh. Isa lang ang trabahong gagawin natin.”(It’s still basketball. It’s the same kind of work and it’s part of my expertise. It’s not as if it’s science or football which I won’t be able to do.)ADVERTISEMENT
“I tell them that once they’ve sealed their defenders, expect the ball to come their way because I’ll pass it to them,” Cruz shared. “It’s just a bonus for me if I get open in the middle because the defense is worried on the two of them.”The Gin Kings may still be dealing with a couple of injuries, with Sol Mercado also out of the lineup, but Cruz said that they are motivated to show that they are no flash in the pan and they are capable of winning the title without import Justin Brownlee.“We’re pushing each other this all-Filipino because we want to be champions without an import,” he said.“Yes, we’re coming off a championship, but coach Tim (Cone) tells us that we can’t depend on Justin. We have to step up and we want to show that we can do it.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Grey steps up for GlobalPort sans Romeo Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cruz stepped up and helped the Gin Kings come away with a 89-78 victory at the expense of the Magnolia Hotshots on Christmas Day at Philippine Arena.READ: Ginebra slips past Magnolia anew in Christmas ClasicoFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I’m always ready,” the 31-year-old Cruz said of his solid 12-point, 8-rebound performance on Monday. “Once I’m given the chance to play, I’ll always give my all to help the team. That has always been my mentality.”Not only did Cruz thrive in his move to the small forward position, but he also had a hand in Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar’s huge production as the two giants combined for 36 markers, 17 boards, and six blocks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — With Joe Devance out for the season, much of the limelight was casted on upstart forwards Kevin Ferrer and Aljon Mariano to cover the cracks.But on Monday, with Ginebra making its debut in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup, it was the veteran Jervy Cruz, who filled in for Devance.ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ
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BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Coach Leo Austria described Meralco as San Miguel’s first test in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.He was right as the Beermen barely escaped the Bolts, 103-97, Wednesday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next June Mar Fajardo was in his usual dominant self, unloading 26 points and nine rebounds while the guards, led by Alex Cabagnot, fired on all cylinders that kept Meralco at bay.Cabagnot led all scorers with 29 points that went with seven boards, and four assists, Marcio Lassiter got 18 points built on four treys, with five rebounds and three dimes, while Von Pessumal shot 3-of-8 from beyond the arc to wind up with 11 markers on top of five rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“I’m so thankful that we ended the year with a bang,” said Austria as his side shot 13-of-29 from rainbow country. “With this win, I think this will motivate us to play better next time.”The victory almost slipped from the Beermen’s grip as a late charge from the Bolts, who trailed by as much as 22 points, threatened and came to within, 102-97, after Mike Tolomia drilled a trey with 38.9 seconds remaining. MOST READ Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Meralco had a chance to trim the lead further, but Nino Cañaleta’s three went in and out as Fajardo secured the rebound and Chris Ross iced the game with a split at the free throw line with 5.3 ticks left.Tolomia dropped 21 points on a 5-of-9 clip from threes, to go along with four rebounds and six assists.Cañaleta added 17 markers and nine boards, while Reynel Hugnatan had 16.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 103 — Cabagnot 29, Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Pessumal 11, Ross 9, Santos 8, Mamaril 2, Lanete 0, Heruela 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MERALCO 97 – Tolomia 21, Canaleta 17, Hugnatan 16, Newsome 13, Lanete 10, Bono 8, Amer 7, Baracael 2, Ballesteros 2, Caram 1, Faundo 0, Sedurifa 0, Salva 0.Quarters: 30-18, 59-41, 81-73, 103-97. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Revilla puts past behind with Phoenix win over former team Kia View comments