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UAAP Season 80 Preview: Sablan vows different UST Tigers will show up

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first_imgUAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: UST Growling Tigers428 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Coach: Boy SablanLast Season: 3-11 (8th Place)Holdovers: Marvin Lee, Jeepy FaundoAdditions: Steve Akomo, Christian Garcia, Jordan Sta. AnaKey Losses: Louie Vigil, Jon Sheriff, Renzo Subido, Mario BonleonCoach Boy Sablan acknowledges that after last year’s disastrous run, the UAAP Season 80 campaign will be make or break for him in University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in China 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 Articles01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA02:49Robredo: 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 With key figures from last season’s campaign gone, the Growling Tigers will lean on veterans Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo to carry the fight.But Sablan believes that UST’s unpredictability makes it dangerous, as he expects several players to step up unlike others who depend largely on only one go-to guy.“You won’t rely on just one person. Everybody can be depended on. There are no main guys. I’m not particular on one, two, or three players. Now, I have more confidence on my players. I trust what they can do on the court.”While he’s not willing to make any promises, he guarantees that UST will be better prepared for the challenges that this season brings.“No promises,” he said. “That the team prepared well and we’ll try do everything we practiced the last eight months during the games. You’ll see the changes in our players. That’s one thing you have to watch out for. You’ll see the difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo But Sablan is willing to take on all comers in his second season at the helm for the Growling Tigers with a squad that he can proudly say is his own.“I built this team unlike last year’s. When I arrived, I had no choice but to run with whatever I had. This time, I’m in control of everything. We had a longer preparation this time and I believe we’re in a better groove,” said Sablan in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingParading a mix of veterans and new recruits, Sablan is confident with the group that is slowly showing signs of maturity after the numerous pocket tournaments it participated in in the run up for this season.We had a longer time to prepare, not like before that we only had two months of preparation. So now, we’re running a bit better. The system I was trying to instill last year is finally happening. The bottomline is we had a longer preparation,” said Sablan.center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

Solari revealed what he told Vinicius during the game

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first_imgManager Santiago Solari revealed what he told Vinicius after he scored the goal against Real Valladolid, he also gave his impressions of the win.After so much pressure had mounted against Real Madrid in the last few weeks, the Spanish squad really needed a victory like the one they got today under interim manager Santiago Solari as his decision to use Vinicius paid off. Throughout the whole match, the Argentine manager was able to write down the many concepts that he needs to improve for the next match against Viktoria Plzen and he also took note of the players who are not going through the best moment of the season.The one that especially worried Santi was Gareth Bale, the Welshman left eh pitch of the Bernabeu in the middle of a thunderous jeer because he doesn’t seem to be making the effort from other seasons.Amongst all the players who struggled to find their best form, there was Vinicius who could lift up the spirit of his teammates right after he got on the pitch and didn’t take long to create the first goal at the Bernabeu.After he went to celebrate the goal with Solari on the sideline, we could see the manager shouting instructions to a player who was happy for his moment.👊 That winning feeling!#RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ur3BGMYO1Y— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018After the match, Santiago Solari spoke with the media about Vinicius and many more topics, but the press was a lot more interested in the Brazilian and his performance.When Santiago was questioned about the instructions he gave Vinicius after the first goal, the manager revealed what he said.“I asked him to be more daring on the attack, I asked him to go after the defenders in a one vs one situation, I asked him to dribble and to not be afraid which is something he already does anyway,” said Solari on the Real Madrid website.“But most importantly, I asked him to defend more, which is something that he needs to improve.”“The football players or the people who are inside this world of football cannot fight with what happens outside of the pitch, we can’t change the mind of the media.”“I love the people getting hopeful for players like Vinicius, who is still 18 and has his whole career in front of him.”“All the analysis about him will need to get made 20 years from now, once he’s finished his career.”Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“For now, Vinicius is one more element from the squad, who has his obvious virtues and his defects as well. But let’s all remember that he is still an 18-year old lad, please,” he added.🏁 FT: @RealMadrid 2-0 @realvalladolid (Kiko Olivas (og) 83′, @SergioRamos 88′ (p)).#Emirates | #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/KKsvc6gWk4— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018When asked about the result of the game and what he thought can be improved, Santiago Solari was mostly happy because the squad was able to get the three points.However, Santi understands football differently and he confessed that he would’ve loved to win the game by many more goals but he understands that football doesn’t work like that.“You can’t always win by a large margin during the most delicate moments. This has been a very challenging test for us against a very difficult opponent, they took this match very seriously and were always very close together which is always harmful to us,” continued Solari.“I would like to congratulate the lads because they played a very serious game, very strict. Games with results like this are always like that.”“This is what football is all about, very visceral, emotional, it relies a lot on self-confidence from the players.”“The whole dynamic changed after the first goal and the hormones flowed inside the pitch after that. Scoring the first goal was very important, as it was also important to keep a clean sheet.”“Valladolid is a very tough opponent, they hadn’t lost in the last seven matches. This is a very serious squad and they can hurt you when you leave them space to do it. We needed these three points.”2We need to keep calm, we can’t surrender and we need to stay organized in order to create a balance but I think we could pull it off. I’m very well actually, I have been in this situation before as a player, I am already used to the stadium,” he concluded.🎙💬 Santiago Solari takes charge of @realmadrid in a LaLiga match for the first time tomorrow! Hear his thoughts on his first days as head coach and tomorrow’s match against @realvalladolid. #HalaMadrid | #RMTV pic.twitter.com/l7h92XKolB— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 2, 2018How would you grade Santiago Solari’s first match as the Real Madrid manager at the Santiago Bernabeu? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Franck Ribery out with a hamstring injury

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first_imgBayern Munich have announced that Franck Ribery has sustained a hamstring injury at their winter training camp in Doha, QatarThe 35-year-old winger, who will be out of contract at the end of this season, suffered the injury in a practice match at Qatar.Bayern haven’t released any possible timetable for when Ribery may return to action with the club only stating that he’ll be out for the time being.“Franck Ribery is facing a spell on the sidelines after tearing a hamstring in Wednesday evening’s internal friendly match between members of the Bayern squad,” read a statement on the club website.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Ribery has managed five goals and one assist in 22 appearances for Bayern across all competitions this season.Meanwhile, both Arjen Robben (thigh) and Corentin Tolisso (cruciate) remain sidelined from Bayern’s winter preparations.Niko Kovac’s side will return to action away to Hoffenheim on January 19 in the Bundesliga.last_img read more

PSBs iconic affordable Alpha Series speakers come in for a makeover

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first_imgThe P5’s treble is fine, but switching over to a set of Emotiva Airmotiv B1 bookshelf speakers the highs are airier and smoother. The B1’s soundstage is also more three-dimensional and transient details from drums as well as percussion outpace the P5. Yet the P5 has a more fully developed midrange. Too bad I don’t have a pair of Elac Debut B6.2 speakers on hand for direct comparison, but I know that speaker well enough to say it’s a more transparent and more dynamically alive design. The P5 is more laid-back, but they’re both very capable efforts. The new Alpha P5 has a lot going for it, but it faces strong competition. The Elac Debut B6.2 is the one to beat, and the Q Acoustics 3020i is also a worthy competitor. The Audiophiliac 3 1:13 Now playing: Watch this: Comments ELAC Debut B6.2: Clearer sound, better build quality, same incredible value Big, smooth sound from Q Acoustics 3020i small, affordable speaker Emotiva B1 speakers: Audiophile sound for a popcorn price Speakers Home Entertainment Best new headphones of CES 2019center_img Listening test: NAD’s feature-packed D 3045 amplifier: The Audiophiliac checks out NAD’s latest integrated amp.Etymotic ER3, the Audiophiliac affordable headphone of the year: The Etymotic ER3 is a bona-fide audiophile headphone, with a very attainable price. Share your voice Tags Enlarge ImageThe PSB Alpha P5 speakers. PSB PSB’s original entry level Alpha Series speakers were so good they remained in production without any changes for 19 years. They introduced lots of new speakers over that time, but the Alpha remained perennial until now. PSB refreshed the entire Alpha line with the all new P3 ($199 a pair) and P5 bookshelf ($349 a pair), C10 center channel ($299 each) and T20 tower speakers ($599 a pair). To get acquainted with the line I spent some time with the Alpha P5 bookshelf speakers.The speakers are available in your choice of Black Ash or Walnut vinyl finishes, with magnetically attached perforated black metal grilles. Around back there’s a bass port positioned directly over the sturdy binding posts. The P5s medium density fiberboard cabinet measures a tidy 6.75 by 11.3 by 9.5 inches, and it weighs 10.3 pounds.As you may have noticed, the speaker’s front baffle layout is unusual in that the textured black 5.25 inch polypropylene woofer is on top, the .75 inch black anodized aluminum tweeter just below it. The woofer and tweeter work in harmony thanks to the new forth order crossover network. Impedance is rated at 8 ohms. The P5’s interior felt damping material is placed in the middle of the cabinet to better absorb reflections, most speakers have their interior walls lined with soft material. Listening to the Alpha P5Male vocals make their presence known big time, take Bill Callahan, wowza, his formidable pipes on his Have Fun With God album are given free reign. There’s something so satisfying about the way the P5s unleash Callahan’s growling voice. His sprawling acoustic meets woozy ambient dub collection filled my living room with sound. The P5’s surprising brawn was evident from the get go, and it’s the sort of speaker that sounds like it enjoys being played pretty loud.The P5 had a special affinity for piano recordings like Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff. The piano tone is deliciously ripe, and the sheer vibrancy of the performance is riveting. Arcade Fire’s densely mixed Reflektor album is well sorted out by the P5s so it was easy to follow the bass, drums, keyboards and guitars, and the soundstage extended beyond the locations of the speakers. Auditioning the P5 in my two channel home theater with the speakers hooked up to my NAD C 316BEE stereo integrated amplifier is a treat. The Mad Max Fury Road Blu-ray’s hell bent action sequences pack a wallop, and dialogue is clear, even when the road raging antics are going full tilt. Kraftwerk’s 3D Blu-ray is loaded with dense textures and detail, though it’s obvious the P5s can’t fully convey the synthesizers deep bass passages. Even so, bass definition is well played, but if deep room shaking bass is what you crave add a sub, but that’s true with most small stand mount speakers. More speaker reviews Jabra 85h wireless noise-canceling headphone has cutting-edge… 27 Photoslast_img read more

How to Train Your Dragon 3 is inspired by The Revenant Wait

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first_img Filmmakers The Hidden World opens with a couple of lengthy, complex shots introducing the island of Berk, where Vikings and dragons now live side-by-side following the events of the first two movies. Filled with movement and stuffed with characters, these long-take shots are described as some of the most complex in the series by writer and director Dean DeBlois. While showing footage of these scenes to journalists in London last year, DeBlois laughed when he named The Revenant as the surprising inspiration for these ambitious shots.It’s still safe for kids though. Phew!While the movie is perfectly suitable for little ‘uns, DeBlois says this final film in the trilogy — like the earlier entries — embraces charged emotional moments.”I want people to have the full spectrum,” he said. “I want them to laugh in the funny moments, and I want to bring them to tears as well. I constantly say I’m most disappointed when someone comes up and says ‘I almost cried in your movie’ — well, I failed then.”How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World wings its way into theatres Friday 22 February in the US. 77 Photos The How to Train Your Dragon saga is an incredibly successful world of colourful movies, books and TV for children. So you might be surprised to hear the third film in the series, The Hidden World, drew inspiration from a rather kid-unfriendly source: dark and violent revenge western The Revenant.Seriously?Don’t worry — you won’t see dragons biting gory chunks out of the heroes, as a marauding bear did to Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Rest assured that the visually dazzling and thoroughly joyous How To Train Your Dragon 3 continues the saga’s heartwarming blend of family-friendly comedy and breathless animated action. But the creators did aim to emulate some of the eye-catching cinematic techniques used by director Alejandro Iñárritu in the gruelling but visually striking 2015 western that earned DiCaprio an Oscar for Best Actor. TV and Movies Share your voicecenter_img 2019 movies to geek out over 0 Tags Post a commentlast_img read more

Narayana Murthy Returns to Infosys as Executive Chairman Companys Shares Up 3

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first_imgIn a major development, software giant Infosys announced on Saturday that the company has appointed its founder and former chairman N R Narayana Murthy as executive chairman of the board and additional director with effect from 1 June.Murthy, who founded Infosys in 1981 before retiring in 2011, has been appointed as the executive chairman for s term of five years following a string of disappointing results and loss of market share of the IT services firm over the last few months.The shares of Infosys were pushed down to lowest close in a decade after its April forecast full-year sales growth missed analyst expectations by a margin of up to 50 percent. Murthy will be replacing K V Kamath, who was appointed as the non-executive chairman after Murthy’s retirement in 2011. Kamath will now step down and take up the position of Lead Independent Director with effect from 1 June.”This calling was sudden, unexpected, and most unusual. But, then, Infosys is my middle child. Therefore, I have put aside my plans-in-progress and accepted this responsibility. I am grateful to Mr. K V Kamath-the chairman, the board, and every Infoscion for giving me this opportunity. I intend to do my best to add value to the Company in this challenging situation,” Narayana Murthy said in a statement.”The Board will take up in its meeting on 15 June 2013, the resolutions for convening an extraordinary general meeting within the requisite period, in order to seek approval from the shareholders for appointing him as the executive chairman and whole-time director for a period of five years commencing on 1 June 2013,” Infosys said in a statement.Murthy will draw a token compensation of ₹1 per year during his five-year term.The company also said that S Gopalakrishnan would be designated as executive vice-chairman. He would be responsible for “client relationship and broader industry issues.” S D Shibulal, who co-founded Infosys, would remain as the managing director and chief executive officer. They requested the board that they would also draw a compensation of ₹1 per year.The re-shuffle also marks the entry of Rohan Murthy, son of Narayana Murthy. Rohan has been given a role in Infosys for the first time. He would serve as executive assistant to his father. Rohan is a junior fellow in the society of fellows at Harvard University. He has done his PhD. in computer science from Harvard University and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Cornell University. Moreover, Rohan has held fellowships at MIT, Caltech, and Microsoft Research.Rohan will also serve as the executive assistant for a period of five years. He is also said to have requested the company board to give him a token compensation of ₹1 per year.Shares in Infosys closed 3 percent higher on Friday, ahead of the announcement of Murthy’s return to the company. The stock is up 4 percent so far in 2013, compared to a nearly 7 percent increase in the sectoral index. (With Inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Harris County DA says Evidence for Hundreds of Criminals Cases is Gone

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first_imgHarris County District Attorney Devon Anderson says a couple weeks ago, one of her assistant D-As was about to begin a trial for a drug case. But there was a problem.“The prosecutor learned the night before the trial the evidence had been destroyed,” Anderson said at a news conference.That was only the beginning. The evidence had been held in the property room of the Precinct 4 Constable’s office near Bush airport. Anderson would soon learn more evidence had been destroyed, a lot more.“What we know right now is that approximately 21,500 pieces of evidence tied to all different types of cases are being reported as destroyed,” Anderson said.A deputy, now fired, had cleaned out the property room on orders from a now-retired supervisor according to a lawyer for the deputy quoted by the Houston Chronicle.DA Anderson says most but not all the evidence was for drug cases. So far, she says they’ve dismissed 142 cases with over a thousand more in possible jeopardy.“It will make me sick if we have to dismiss a violent case because of this,” Anderson said.We couldn’t get a comment from Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman but the Anderson says Herman has been in contact with a national firm to do an independent audit to find out exactly what evidence is missing from which cases. Dave FehlingHarris County DA Devon Anderson: 21,500 pieces of evidence may have been destroyed To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Xcenter_img 00:00 /01:12 Sharelast_img read more

The comic nation comes alive

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first_imgThe 4th Annual Comic Con kicked off with a grand start on Friday, 7 February, with huge crowd hindering free movement. A comic and/or custom stuff lover’s way of socialising and finding more stuff which he/she will need, the fourth iteration is already a huge hit even though this is the first time it is being held outside their usual venue Delhi Haat. This time around, Comic Con has an exhibition of works of Charles M Schulz, the creator of Peanuts. The visitors are greeted by the exhibition gallery upon entering the venue. What more has changed is that now, the venue is divided in two zones, one being a display and engagement zone for introducing people to the new stuff. Sony has a stall here and has put up its latest console, the PlayStation 4 for the visitors to enjoy. There is also LAN gaming zone here. The second zone has all the merchandise stores and is the real crowd puller, like the previous three iterations. From comics to pillows and even slippers, everything that can accommodate a Batman or Superman is available for sale. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Not to forget, various visitors are here dressed as comic characters. Talk about Bleach, Naruto, Asterix, etc and you will see them all here. For those who want to see more, there is our desi SuperKudi too. Talk about India amongst the comic giants and there you go. The extravaganza is on from 7 to 9 February at Thyagraj Stadium near INA Colony. Do not miss this one. For those who have never been to one of these events, start now and make ‘history’. You will not regret being at this place at any hour, that is a promise.WHERE: Thyagraj StadiumWHEN: On till 9 Februarylast_img read more