Tab Baldwin: There are rainy days

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin readily admitted the Blue Eagles were outworked by a defense-oriented Far Eastern side that prevented them from getting their regular shooting rhythm......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarOct 11th, 2018

Question about Akhuetie s knee brace delays UAAP Finals Game 2 tip-off

The tip-off of Game 2 of the UAAP 81 Finals was late by 10 minutes after Ateneo de Manila University questioned the brace on the left knee of the University of the Philippines’ Bright Akhuetie. Starters of the two teams had already made it out onto the middle of the Araneta Coliseum court on Wednesday before the Blue Eagles’ bench called the attention of game officials. Ateneo’s coaching staff was questioning what appeared to be metal pieces on the left knee brace of Akhuetie. “You’re asking not to play by the rules. You’re making it out as we’re to blame. Know what you’ve done,” head coach Tab Baldwin was heard telling referees over broadcast. Akhuetie was wearing a reinforced brace four days after he sustained a hyperextended left knee in Game 1. Initially, the league doctor allowed him to play with it, but the Blue Eagles made it known that league rules state that braces made of leather, plastic, metal, or any hard substance, even if covered with soft padding is not allowed. Here’s the FIBA rule — Adrian Dy (@chinoyhoopsfan) Disyembre 5, 2018 Not long after, game officials approached the UP bench to tell Akhuetie that he needs to remove the reinforced brace. “Kailangan po niyang tanggalin para makalaro,” a referee was head telling head coach Bo Perasol. Akhuetie only heeded the call. The game tipped off at 4:40, 10 minutes later than the scheduled tip-off of 4:30. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

UAAP Finals: Thirdy calls Kouame most gentle foreign student-athlete

Ange Kouame has been the subject of a new debate between fans of Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines. Two days since Game 1 of the UAAP 81 Finals, the Blue Eagles’ rookie reinforcement has still been the target of criticism in social media of Fighting Maroon fans who did not appreciate his supposed role in an incident with Bright Akhuetie. In the third quarter of Game 1 last Saturday, Kouame and Akhuetie got into contact with one another and the latter fell to the floor, clutching his left knee. Akhuetie had to be stretchered out of the court and into the locker room, but ultimately returned to the court. Kouame, meanwhile, became the recipient of resounding boos from the maroon and white crowd for the remainder of the game. Afterwards, Ateneo’s Ivorian tower only admitted that the boos got to him. He also made it a point to clear, however, that what happened was an unfortunate incident and was, by no means, intentional on his part. Thirdy Ravena shared the same sentiment while also vouching for his 6-foot-10 teammate. As he put it, “It was an accident. Knowing Ange, he’s probably the most gentle (foreign student-athlete). ‘Di naman siya pupunta sa game na mananakit.” He then continued, “It happens in basketball, may nasasaktan, may nahuhulog, but yung kay Ange, hindi naman niya sinasadya. It was just part of the game.” For his part, Blue Eagles mentor Tab Baldwin said he wasn’t worrying about what happened between Kouame and Akhuetie. Asked about it, specifically what the replay reviews showed, he answered, dry as always, “I didn’t even look at it. It didn’t matter to me. I don’t live in video replays. What matters to me is what the referees call.” He then continued, “If I see it, I’ll comment to the referees. If I don’t see it, I’m not gonna comment.” According to Coach Tab, what matters most is that Akhuetie’s injury is not as bad as it seemed to be. “I felt bad for Bright. It looked like a serious injury so I’m happy it wasn’t,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

UAAP Finals: Ateneo s Thirdy Ravena: Hindi biro ang UP

Ateneo de Manila University scored a convincing victory versus the University of the Philippines to seize a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Finals in the UAAP 81 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Even with Matt Nieto dropping a career-best 27 points, Thirdy Ravena flirting with a triple-double, and their winning margin comfortably at nine, the Blue Eagles still had to acknowledge that the Fighting Maroons gave them all they could handle. “Hindi biro ang UP. Nung nalaman naming sila yung kalaban, talagang sinabi namin na hindi joke ang UP ngayon,” Ravena said following their 88-79 win in Game 1 on Saturday. “They are a different team from the team we met nung elimination round.” Head coach Tab Baldwin could only agree. “Tough game, tough game. I think the outcome was in doubt probably up until the last couple of minutes,” he shared. He then continued, “They are much more determined, much more cohesive. They understand their personnel, they understand how to create shots much better, and they understand how to play for one another.” Indeed, it took a 14-2 run late in the game for the defending champions to be able to put away State U. That fight was exactly why, if Coach Tab is to be believed, Ateneo would have preferred not to face off with UP in the Finals. “Now I could say it – we really didn’t want them in the Finals,” he said. He then continued, “But that’s what we got so that’s what we have to face.” After Game 1, where for majority of the matchup, the Fighting Maroons were keeping close to the Blue Eagles, the former indeed proved to the latter that they wouldn’t be going away that easy. “I’m sure that’s what Coach Bo expects of them. I was very impressed with the way they played,” he said. He then continued, referring to Game 2 in four days, “We can’t expect anything less on Wednesday from them. We have to expect a lot more from our defense on Wednesday.” --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

DPWH: Boracay Circumferential Road to fully open by December 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Saturday, October 20, that the alignment of the 4.1-kilometer Circumferential Road in top tourist destination Boracay Island will be open by December. The DPWH said maintenance crew endured 55 days of rainy weather since construction started in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 20th, 2018

Drainage along highway to be cleared

THE drainage system in all national roads shall be declogged and expanded to prevent flooding during rainy days. This was the order of Director Edgar Tabacon of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 to all district engineers in Metro Cebu, especially in Cebu City, Talisay City, Mandaue City and Lapu-Lapu City. Tabacon… link: Drainage along highway to be cleared.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2018

Alec Baldwin leaves Joker days after announcement

Alec Baldwin. Image: AFP/Frederic J. Brown via AFP Relaxnews Previously revealed as the father of Bruce Wayne, the Batman, actor Alec Baldwin has now departed Warner Bros.' October 2019 superv.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Alec Baldwin leaves ‘Joker’ days after announcement

Previously revealed as the father of Bruce Wayne, the Batman, actor Alec Baldwin has now departed Warner Bros.' October 2019 supervillain origins movie "Joker". Citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for his withdrawal, Alec Baldwin told USA Today as well as his social media followers on Twitter that he would no longer be appearing in the "Joker" movie. "Let me state, for the record, that I have Not been hired to play a role in Todd Phillips' Joker as some Donald Trump manque. That is not happening. Not. Happening" he wrote in an August 29 post to the ABFoundation's Twitter account. "I'm no longer doing that movie," he had told USA Today the same day. "I'm sure t...Keep on reading: Alec Baldwin leaves ‘Joker’ days after announcement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Gilas 3.0 gives hope to a strong 'Gilastopainters' run in Asian Games

The Philippines is no stranger to sending a ragtag team to major international competitions. The last time we did it was three years ago and that team almost won a gold medal. That fact gives the "Gilastopainters" hope for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this week. While Gilas 3.0 was amazing in its own right, the truth of the matter is that the Philippines could have certainly done better. But still, the Tab Baldwin-coached national team came one win short of the 2016 Olympics after it won silver in the 2015 FIBA-Asia Championships, eventually losing to host China in the Final. Center Asia Taulava, who was part of the 2015 squad and is again part of the 2018 Asian Games team, points to their run three years ago as something that this current group can replicate in Indonesia for the Asiad. "I know people don’t expect much from us cause the team’s been formed eight days before the tournament, but we’re gonna go out and compete," Taulava said. "We’ve been in this situation in 2015, when nobody expected us to get a silver medal with coach Tab. And you know, having Gabe, having some of the veterans mixed in with the young guys, it’s gonna be great. We just gotta go out there and work," he added. The general consensus when it comes to the goals and expectations for the 2018 Asian Games team is rather simple: finish better than 7th place. A loaded Gilas Pilipinas crashed and burned four years ago in South Korea and placed 7th. In 2018, anything better than that seems like a win but for the Gilastopainters, they're not just fighting to win 6th place or better. Obiously, they want something more. "Everybody’s saying 7th place. We’re not even thinking about that, we want a medal. Only reason why we all say yes to playing for the national team, it’s not just trying to be better 7th place. Nobody wants that. You know, our ultimate goal is always gold medal, we’re not settling for 7th place," Asi said. "We gotta remember we’re representing the country. We’re not just going there to represent ourselves. We’re asking our fans to please support us throughout this journey that we’re gonna be on. It’s gonna be tough, but it’s very doable," Taulava added. Gilas will make its debut in the Asian Games on Thursday, August 16, against Kazakhstan.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

'AChillMix | A Rainy Day Playlist

Hello rainy days! This is the type of weather that most people enjoy while quietly reading and sipping hot chocolate or even binge-watching movies under the comfort of their blankets. But aside fro.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

GMA Regional TV keeps rainy July bright with various events nationwide

GMA Network’s regional arm, GMA Regional TV (RTV), kept the rainy days bright for Kapuso fans, kicking off the third quarter of the year with jam-packed events nationwide. Last July 7, Kapuso hunks Rafael Rosell and Kristoffer Martin flew to Iloilo and treated the mallgoers of Festive Walk Mall to a kilig-overloaded Kapuso Mall Show. […] The post GMA Regional TV keeps rainy July bright with various events nationwide appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Chronic effects of class suspensions on students

The President must seriously look into the actions taken by local government units on: class suspensions during rainy days, on studying the number of holidays that interrupt students in school, on sudden “no school” announcements due to traffic, SONA, rallies, strikes, etc......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

A relaxing getaway

Government officials, diplomats, businessmen, celebrities, and other VIPs welcomed the rainy days with a relaxing getaway at the premier resort Henann Resort Alona Beach Bohol......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

DILG wants LGUs to pass ordinance on class suspension

Mayors and local government officials should pass their guidelines on the declaration of suspension of classes during rainy days without typhoon signals amid criticisms of some local chief executives for failure to suspend classes on time......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

LIST: 15 rainy days comfort food

These rainy days, craving for food could be more intense. Fortunately, more and more food stores are opening in the country to satisfy one’s hunger......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

LIST: 15 rainy days comfort food

These rainy days, craving for food could be more intense. Fortunately, more and more food stores are opening in the country to satisfy one’s hunger......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

If you’re done looking at Hailey Baldwin’s engagement ring, let’s look at her OOTDs

Hailey Baldwin has been in several headlines the past few days after being engaged to Justin Bieber. Did you see that big diamond? It's insane! But if you're thinking that she's only getting popular because of her pop star beau, you're wrong. For the longest time, Hailey has worked as a model. She's been featured in like major publications likeElle ItaliaandVogueMexico. She's also walked the runways of Bottega Veneta, Missoni, and Alberta Ferretti, to name a few. Long story short, Hailey's been hustling in the past few years and doesn't really need Justin to affirm her status in the world. Aside from her accomplishments, many also look up to her for style inspiration. One look ...Keep on reading: If you’re done looking at Hailey Baldwin’s engagement ring, let’s look at her OOTDs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Mountain learners level up with Smart School-in-a-Bag

HOW bad is your commute to work or school? Chances are, your daily traffic woes are no match to what the teachers and students of Trangka Elementary School in Maasin, Iloilo have to go through. To get to the mountain school, some students have to walk four hours up a steep path. On rainy days, […] The post Mountain learners level up with Smart School-in-a-Bag appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Making healthcare accessible

‘By institutionalizing Universal Health Care, we can guarantee that every Filipino receives the medical treatment he needs with the financial assistance he deserves’ Rainy season is once again upon us and weather-related ailments are again sure to crop up. The non-stop monsoon rains the past few days are sure to bring the usual ailments — […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

Rainy days until Sunday — PAGASA

With the onset of the wet season southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to bring in rain in large parts of the country for the rest of the week, or until Sunday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said light to moderate rains will dampen parts of the country. PAGASA officially declared the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Indoor activities for when you’re rained in

The rainy days are officially here and the gloomy weather is making everyone want to stay in. I'll admit, I spent the whole day in bed yesterday and I don't regret it. But, since the rain will keep coming for the next few months, it might be a good idea to try and be productive, even at home. You might be too lazy to leave your house but there are activities that you can do from the comforts of your own home. Whether you're by yourself or with your friends and family, here's what you can do when you've been rained in. DIY projects Relive your childhood rainy days by doing some arts and crafts. You can try painting or printmaking. There are also some easy and fun DIY projects y...Keep on reading: Indoor activities for when you’re rained in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018