Guiao, Gilas Pilipinas preparing for the worst against Kazakhstan

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP group urges UAAP to tap third-party observers, use tech to improve officiating Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal The Philippines handed Kazakhstan a sound beating the last time they met three months in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gilas Pilipinas cruised to a 96-59 win in a game where the Filipinos clicked on both ends which is also something national team coach Yeng Guiao admitted to be hard to replicate on Friday.“You know we beat them I think by 30 plus points and it would be hard for us to do that again. We played really good that game,” Guiao said Monday night after practice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“If we can beat them by one point, I’ll be happy, especially now that we’re still trying to get our cohesion going.”Guiao is expecting a back-and-forth battle against the Kazakhs this time and the players also know they shouldn’t take their opponents lightly. MOST READ “Even the players now that we played exceptionally well. Of course, I hope we can repeat that but I think we should expect the worst,” Guiao said. “We should also expect that they’ve already made their adjustment, seeing what they saw in the Asian Games.”“This is a different level in the qualifiers. We both want to make the World Cup and I think we need to prepare even harder against them this time because we don’t really know who are going to be the additions to their team,” veteran big man Beau Belga said.In the Asian Games, Guiao steered a team that had players he’s very familiar with which made it easier for him to run his system fluidly.The latest version of Gilas is made up of an entirely different core with Philippine basketball’s cream of the crop suiting up in the fifth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.“Our advantage actually is we have a different lineup so they might not really know the likes of June Mar (Fajardo), Greg (Slaughter) or Marcio (Lassiter), Arwind (Santos) and that could be our advantage against them,” said Guiao, who steered a Philippine team that had a core of Rain or Shine players to a fifth-place finish in the Asiad.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone02:14Carpio 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 “Advantage is the players are more experienced and talent-wise, this is going to be a more talented team than the one that played in the Asiad no doubt,” Belga said. “But we need to exert more effort to win and this isn’t going to be an easy game against Kazakhstan.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

DD Motoring: The expertise of Ronnie O’Brien

first_imgI don’t know which runs quieter, the 1910 stationary engine or Ronnie O’Brien with his humble manner as he talks to us about cars, tractors and all types of machinery this week. You could be forgiven for thinking that you had just landed in the set for the 1960’s television series ‘Heartbeat’ with all the vintage and classic motorcars, tractors abs stationary engines.Out along the roadside a red MGB GT and behind that a vintage Morris Ten, six-cylinder in the richest of deep blue. Advertisement A beautiful Morris 10 six-cylinder at Ronnie O’Brien’s in Kilmacrannan. Photo Brian McDaid.By Brian McDaidHis home competes with space for his ever-growing collection of beautiful examples of motoring and agriculture history of all kinds.This week out motor column takes to the home of one of the founder members of Donegal Vintage club, Ronnie O’Brien, Kilmacrennan.Around the late 1970s or early ’80s the late Sammy Cowan and Willie Borland, along with Willie McCauley and Ronnie, formed the vintage club locally in Co. Donegal. Advertisement Bonagee ShowRonnie recalls that one of the first vintage show the club had was part of the Old Bonagee Show before the Drumbarnett Show became an annual feature.Made to measureIn his workshop, which once was a precision engineering hive of activity, now sits still even though the old machining equipment is still in place, but demand for that type of work has faded away.The old Model Bakery, Milford Bakery and Flour Mills and even Courtalls, later to become Unifi, all called on the expertise of Ronnie O’Brien when a machine part failed and a replacement part could not be bought off the shelf Ronnie would be the “go-to man” to make a new part from scratch, to get the wheels of industry moving again. Vintage Giving the experience and skill that Ronnie had gathered over the years and the greatest love for the original machinery that once graced or roads or farmed the land there is no place better for vintage machinery to get that VIP treatment.Ronnie started his career as a motor mechanic with McMahons Bros in Milford.Most of his time there wasn’t spend in the garage but out on the road where they went out to the farms to service the old Standard Ferguson tractors that Mc Mahons were the agents for and then Massey Ferguson which were new when Ronnie was a young mechanic. A classic Land Rover from 1960 just one of the vintage machines at Ronnie O’Brien. Photo Brian McDaid.The servicing was very straight forward for tractors that farmers that looked after their machinery, an oil change for both the engine and the rear end, which in those days used the very same oil type and an oil filter were all that the tractors of yesteryear required to keep them working perfectly.Ronnie moved from a mechanic to the engineering when he went to work in Belfast before immigrating to England before returning home to Kilmacrennan and setting up his engineering business.In those years there was a good business to be made servicing the needs of all the industry that was around locally.Letterkenny had three bakeries baking loaves locally for Letterkenny early every morning.If machinery failed it had to be repaired right away and with some of the older machinery that parts could no longer be sourced for had to be made from scratch. Ronnie could get a call at any time of the day or night to make parts to get the plant up and running again.Today things are a lot different the biggest half of the daily sliced bread that goes on the breakfast tables is transported into the county on 40ft trailers from faraway bakeries.Nowadays the heavy engineering machinery is silent as plant machinery has become more throw away than serviceable.National Gas Engine Co. LtdThis engine landed in boxes of pieces in poorer shape than it left Aston under Lyne back over a century ago in 1910 when it was new it was the latest in producing electricity for lighting, maybe for a big stately home.Bickerton and Bradley were the company that made this beautiful stationary engine weighing in at a tonne.Ronnie O’Brien’s 1910 stationary engine which is a permeant fixture on special trailer which he brings it to show with. Photo Brian McDaid.Ronnie to the rescue is putting life back into this piece of history through a beautiful restoration project which included making a bespoke trailer to transport the engine to shows.This old engine sounds even human when running at just 300 revolutions per minute, (RPM) or 5 revolutions per second!!Drawing this station engine to shows Ronnie has a very original Series ll short- wheelbase 2,250 cc petrol powered Land Rover in its 60th year. Complete with overdrive.First projectRonnie still has the first vintage tractor that he reconditioned, an American Farmall sitting proudly in the corner of the workshop in its original red.He also has the cub version of the tractor sitting down the floor from it, which different projects for different people sitting like a catalogue of the history of car, tractor or stationary engine.An American Farmal, one of the first tractor that Ronnie O’Brien reconditioned. Photo Brian McDaid.Even with his workshop a lot quieter these days, it’s not hard to be drawn into the great account of motoring in Donegal by road or through the fields.Happy Motoring folksDD Motoring: The expertise of Ronnie O’Brien was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Be Your Own Hero

first_imgAt a Toastmasters meeting, I was given two minutes to give an extemporaneous answer to the questions: “Who is your hero? And why are they your hero?” Without skipping a beat and without delay, I answered: “I am my own hero.” It sounds arrogant, I know.But before you judge the response, bear with me long enough that I can share with you the explanation that I gave the group I was speaking to. See if you don’t agree with me that you must be your own hero.You Have Only One StoryYou have only one story, for good or for ill. You are the producer, director, writer, and lead actor in only one story: your own. You are writing this story now, and you get decide, chapter by chapter, and frame by frame, just how that story goes.You get to decide whether your story is the tale of a passionate adventurer who is living their life and making big choices that make it something special. You also decide whether your story is one of a person leading “a life of quiet desperation,” wishing that things were different, but never taking the heroic action that would make that difference.Since you only get one story, you must choose to be the hero.If you don’t like the way the story is going, scrap it and call for a rewrite. Start it over right where you are. The best stories always have an arc in which the character overcomes their present circumstances to be something more by doing something spectacular.If your leading man (or lady) isn’t the passionate, romantic love interest that would make your story worth living, fire him (or her), and recast the part with someone else.If the great adventure in your story is simply making it to your cubicle day after day, scrap it and write the story of someone who breaks the bonds of indentured servitude and does something daring and remarkable instead. Make it the story of someone who brings so much passion to what they do that it changes everything. Forever.Lest you believe that this is arrogant or selfish, let me challenge you to write another story. How about the story of someone who helps to massively improve the lives of others, someone who touches lives in a way that inspires them to be more than they would otherwise be?Heroes always fight for causes greater than themselves, don’t they. What are you fighting for?When the Curtain FallsMost people have too small of a vision of themselves, and their lives are far less than they could be. They let the tiny voice that lives inside them drown out the voice of the hero. The go along silently, never allowing the hero inside of them to break free. There is no reason to go looking for heroes or heroines. When the curtain falls, when your story is over, you will have had your single opportunity to be whatever it was that you might have been.Don’t miss that opportunity. Don’t sit on the sidelines as a dispassionate observer of your story allowing others to write it for you. Write your own story, and be your own hero.last_img read more

A Short List of Self-Limiting Beliefs

first_imgThese are self-limiting beliefs. They will massively reduce your success and your happiness.I’m Not. There is no greater form of self-limiting belief than beliefs that start with “I’m not . . .” You might finish this sentence with any number of phrases, like “ready,” “smart enough,” “rich enough,” “good looking enough,” or “certified to . . . .” This self-limiting belief is an expression of your fears.I Am. This is belief that you use to absolve yourself of responsibility and rationalize whatever it is you are unwilling to change. It sounds like, “I am a . . . .” You might end the sentence with words like “smoker,” or “procrastinator,” or “horrible salesperson,” or “short-tempered.”I Can’t. This belief prevents you from doing things that you could do, were you willing to try, willing to learn, and willing to put forth the effort. You might say, “I can’t get up early enough in the morning to work out.” Or you might say, “I can’t motivate myself.” Almost anything that one human being can do, another human being can learn to do.It’s Too Late. You’ve heard this one expressed as, “I am too old to start a new career,” or “I wish I would have done that when I was younger.” You might hear, “I should have gone to college.” The truth is that it is never too late to live the life you want to live or make the contribution you want to make.It’s Someone (or Something) Else. This is my favorite. This one is “It’s not me. It’s you.” It’s your President, your Congress, the global bankers, the big corporations, your parents, your teacher, the police, your neighbors, or “them.” If it’s not you, then there is nothing you can do about anything. The world is acting on you, and you are powerless, so why try?I Don’t Have. This is the self-limiting belief that you are not enough, that you are missing something. It goes like this, “I don’t have the education, money, resources, network, right friends, or right abilities.” You were born with the ability to imagine, to be creative, to be resourceful.It might be difficult to shed these self-limiting beliefs and replace them with self-empowering beliefs, but it’s easier than living a life that is less than it should be. Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

Meralco, Rain or Shine swap Gilas cadets

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ed Daquioag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine continued to shake up its roster as it acquired Ed Daquioag from Meralco in exchange for Mike Tolomia.The Office of the Commissioner approved the deal on Monday afternoon as Gilas cadets swapped places for the second time this conference.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jeff Chan ‘shocked’ by trade to Phoenix, hopes to help new team make playoffs NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Tolomia and Daquioag have had similar fortunes in the Elasto Painters and the Bolts respectively, seeing minimal minutes in their rookie season.Tolomia averaged 4.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists with Rain or Shine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMeanwhile, Daquioag fared a little better in his time with Meralco, netting 5.7 markers, 1.8 boards, and 1.3 dimes.Earlier, the Elasto Painters dealt their longtime gunslinger Jeff Chan to the Phoenix Fuel Masters for veteran forward Mark Borboran and a 2020 second round pick. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Clippers send Suns to 9th straight loss with OT win

first_imgLos Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris, left, looks to pass as Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — Tobias Harris scored 33 points and Patrick Beverley made two free throws with 33.3 seconds left in overtime to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday night.Avery Bradley sealed the Clippers’ 17th victory of the season with a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds left, after he hustled to control a loose ball off jump ball and was fouled.ADVERTISEMENT 3 IS-linked gunmen slain in Maguindanao offensives Holmes dunked with 7:09 to play to give the Suns a 104-95 lead. But the Clippers rallied, surging ahead by four, 109-105. Then Bridges hit a 3-pointer for the Suns with 1:16 left, and added a technical foul free throw 18 seconds later to tie it at 109.Both teams were without top scorers for the second half.Clippers guard Lou Williams left the court in the second quarter with what was described as a sore left hamstring, and didn’t return. Williams, who was averaging 17.6 points per game going into Monday, had seven points and four rebounds in 12 minutes.The Suns got forward T.J. Warren back from a right ankle injury after he missed the past five games. Warren, however, was ejected for drawing back-to-back technical fouls near the end of the second quarter. He had six points in 12 minutes.The Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell scored seven points in less than a minute in the second quarter as Los Angeles came back from a 10-point deficit.ADVERTISEMENT Fans are in a frenzy as Netflix reveals that Henry Cavill is coming to Manila UP NEXTClippers: Host Toronto on Tuesday night, their fifth back-to-back set of games this season.Suns: At San Antonio on Tuesday night, their fourth back-to-back set of games this season. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Comelec disputes PCIJ report on voter turnout in Lanao del Sur towncenter_img Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Duterte urged to order review of all power deals with generation firms Injury-hit Nuggets sign Nick Young, waive Brandon Goodwin Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Los Angeles went ahead by as many as nine points, 56-47, after Warren’s ejection. But the Suns finished the half on a 9-2 run, capped off by Ayton rattling in a 20-footer at the buzzer, and trailed 58-56.The Clippers made 15 of 23 shots in the second quarter.Phoenix took a brief one-point lead, 84-83, late in the third quarter, but the Clippers went into the fourth quarter ahead 88-86.TIP-INSClippers: G Milos Teodosic saw action for the first time in four games, having missed the previous three due to a coaching decision. … The Clippers have won 10 straight over the Suns, with their last loss coming April 13, 2016.Suns: Phoenix announced the signing of post player Eric Moreland right after tipoff. The 6-foot-10 Moreland, 26, has played for Sacramento and Detroit. … For the fourth time this season, the Suns started three rookies — Melton, Ayton and Bridges. … The Suns were without guard Devin Booker, inactive for the fourth straight game with a hamstring strain, and guard Jamal Crawford, who was out with a sore left knee.DANIELS LEAVES, RETURNSDaniels crumpled to the floor with less than a minute to play trying to defend in the key, and had to be helped to the locker room. He returned for overtime.BLOCKED AND BLOCKAyton tried to go up strong with the ball in the paint midway through the first quarter, only to have his shot blocked by Boban Marjanovic. But Ayton got back on defense to swat away Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup attempt at the other end. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Danilo Gallinari scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Harris added eight rebounds.Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 20 points and 12 rebounds, the rookie’s 15th double-double of the season. Fellow rookie Mikal Bridges added a career high 19 points, and backup center Richaun Holmes chipped in a season-high 19 points as the Suns lost their ninth straight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Clippers twice led by four in overtime, but the Suns tied it at 119 on Troy Daniels’ reverse layup with 51.3 seconds to play. But those were the last points scored by the Suns.The Suns’ De’Anthony Melton hit a short baseline fadeaway to tie the score at 111 with 5.5 seconds left in regulation. The Clippers had the final possession of regulation, but Gallinari missed a step-back 3-point attempt at the buzzer with two defenders in his face. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuelast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp: As soon as he wants, Mourinho can walk back into management

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: As soon as he wants, Mourinho can walk back into managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says sacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho can quickly jump back into management.Klopp says the 55-year-old losing his job is not as serious as it would be for a coach in the lower divisions.“I have to say, on our level – and it’s not that I don’t feel for him or whatever – if a manager got the sack in the Championship or in League One or League Two, that’s a bad moment, because you don’t know if they will get another job and stuff like that,” he said.“If Jose wants to have another job, he has it in two days. That’s really easy.”Klopp claims Mourinho is still “an outstanding manager”, because of everything he has achieved.“He has all my respect,” he said. “He was unbelievably successful.“Nobody can take away from him all the things he won and I wish he has that in his mind when he leaves and not a few other things, which happened in the last few months.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer: A happy Pogba is good for Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba is finding his best form because he’s in a happier mood.Pogba scored twice for victory over Huddersfield on Wednesday.”That’s the Paul I know, the one I’ve known since I had him in the reserves,” Solskjaer said. “He’s always been a happy boy and always had a big smile on his face.”When you play for United you should be happy. Of course it’s a responsibility but it’s also an honour and a privilege. He’s a United boy through and through.”He knows what it means to play for Man United. Paul created two or three last time, this time he scored two himself and I hope he’ll enjoy it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpool

first_imgKlopp agent: Weather could drive him away from Liverpoolby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Jurgen Klopp admits he’s unsettled at Liverpool due to the local weather.Marc Kosicke says the German will consider his options in 2022.”Jurgen’s contract is still valid until 2022 and it is an open secret that the club would like to extend,” Kosicke told Spox.”We still have a little time for that. We must wait and see how everything develops and whether climate change will bring better weather to England or only to Germany.”One should not underestimate it [bad weather annoying Klopp], anyway. I remember that in November or December, Liverpool first asked for a contract extension. I said: ‘Let’s wait’.”Ulla [Klopp’s wife] and Jurgen get up in the morning and it’s dark. When they meet again in the evening, it is also dark or it is grey and there is drizzle.”During the winter break in Germany, if the weather is really bad, the clubs go on vacation for two weeks, then come back and fly directly to the training camp in the sun for several days.”During this time, the coaches in England sometimes have to prepare for up to 13 games. They are already exhausted and it’s not so easy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

25 days agoChelsea striker Ike Ugbo in financial limbo at Roda JC

first_imgChelsea striker Ike Ugbo in financial limbo at Roda JCby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea loanee Ike Ugbo is in financial limbo at Roda JC.NRC says the club want to use his wages to spread across the rest of the squad, instead of their star loanee.Ugbo earns about ten times what his team-mates take home and the coaches would rather have one angry unpaid player than several.Fingers are being pointed at investor Mauricio Garcia de la Vega, who the club are desperate to get rid of after he attempted to take over the club last summer.Ugbo, 21, has scored four goals on loan in the second tier of the Dutch pyramid. TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more