Maximizing bigs, Ginebra goes back to triangle

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGinebra coach Tim Cone was forced to veer away from his vaunted triangle offense for the past year during the course of Greg Slaughter’s ACL injury, opting to employ a much faster up-tempo game to help his team win games as well as the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup in the process.But with the Cebuano giant back in the fray this season-ending conference, the two-time Grand Slam-winning mentor wasted no time going back to his basics to make the most of his bigs.ADVERTISEMENT The towering studs weren’t the only beneficiaries of the shift, with Tenorio pumping 29 points, five rebounds, and four assists in the victory.The veteran playmaker shared that having those four on the floor may have its drawbacks, but it’s a huge confidence booster for the guards knowing that there’s a solid frontcourt he can rely on.“It also gave me confidence knowing we have four big guys down low. The opponents are focusing down low, so us guards get open in the outside,” Tenorio said.However, Cone said that Ginebra going back to the triangle offense isn’t just limited to big lineups, sharing that if there’s one thing the triangle can thrive on, it’s definitely flexibility.“One thing we like about the triangle is it allows us to play all kinds of lineups. We had the big line-up, we had a small line-up. It allows us to do different things defensively as well,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT As elated as Cone is with the early returns following the GlobalPort win, the veteran mentor said that there’s still a lot of things the Gin Kings need to address to fully embrace the triangle once again. And it’s a good time for Ginebra to test the new style of play in the coming games, with Kia and league leader NLEX coming this week in its schedule.“It worked for us tonight, but we’re gonna have tougher games coming up,” he said. JESports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans In one stretch in the Gin Kings’ 124-108 win over GlobalPort on Sunday, Cone put LA Tenorio as the lone guard, surrounding the veteran playmaker with Justin Brownlee, Joe Devance, Japeth Aguilar, and Slaughter, posing many problems for the Batang Pier.“Now that we have Greg, the triangle is really better for us at this point,” he said. “Our bigs need the ball, and they need to be in position. They need to get the ball down low and have an opportunity to score, and that’s what the triangle is good at. It rewards the post guys.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Cone’s experiment of sorts not only delighted the fans but also Tenorio, who had the unenviable task of making the combination work.“If we were successful today, I think we’ll stick to that system. We have to play to our strength which is our bigs. If we get back to triangle to be successful this conference, we will stick to that,” he said. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vanguardia not blaming Wright amid Phoenix’s struggles MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

National team unity intact: SMC stars show up for Gilas Pilipinas training

first_imgThis will mark Blatche’s return to active Philippine duty after sitting out the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon a couple of months back for security reasons.That paved the way for Christian Standhardinger to play a third international tournament for Gilas after seeing action in the Jones Cup, where the Filipinos finished fourth, and in the Southeast Asian Games which Team Philippines easily won.Standhardinger was picked first overall in the last Draft but is not included in the pool with Blatche filling in the naturalized player’s slot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Among those who did not show up were Terrence Romeo and Kiefer Ravena, who are still both out of town, and naturalized center Andray Blatche who promised to arrive on Nov. 12.Fajardo, Aguilar, Romeo, Ravena, Blatche, and TNT KaTropa guards Jason Castro and RR Pogoy, who were also present Friday night, to lead the 23-man pool for Gilas Pilipinas.The rest of the pool includes: mainstays Calvin Abueva and Gabe Norwood, returnees Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Baser Amer, and LA Revilla, cadets Matthew Wright, Jalalon, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Ferrer, Mike Tolomia, Von Pessumal, and Russel Escoto.Team Philippines will play Japan in Tokyo on Nov. 24 and the Filipinos, with Blatche on board, should be the favored side.Gilas will then travel a few days after to Chinese Taipei to play the Taiwanese and Quincy Davis. The Filipinos are also slated to clash with world power Australia in the home-and-away series of games.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comA major fissure that split the PBA board into two groups did not rip the unity of the national program as the San Miguel group made good on its vow to continue supporting Gilas Pilipinas, sending its key players to the first practice in preparation for the Fiba World Cup.Reigning four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel Beer and athletic Barangay Ginebra big Japeth Aguilar showed up for training at Meralco gym Friday night with the other members of Gilas Pilipinas, the national squad bankrolled principally by tycoon Manny V. Pangilinan.ADVERTISEMENT Foton turns back Generika but fails to satisfy coach LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pangilinan owns three PBA teams and those squads—TNT KaTropa, Meralco and NLEX—are part of a seven-team bloc that is seeking the ouster of commissioner Chito Narvasa.The San Miguel squads—San Miguel Beer, Barangay Ginebra and Star—lead a five-team faction that back Narvasa and there were initial fears that the split would be detrimental to the national program, which is going to play crucial home-and-away matches to try qualify for the Fiba World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut the San Miguel group had moved to build a truce within the board and also vowed to continue supporting the national team.Even Star’s Jio Jalalon, who is sidelined with a lateral collateral ligament damage, showed up Friday night.last_img read more

Aces forge first win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESAlex Compton does not want to bring up the past, the very recent one.“That hurts,” he said after it was pointed out that his Alaska Aces finished last year with four straight losses dating back to the tailend of the last PBA conference. “We just talked about a blank slate and we need to write a new story on it.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Magnolia’s defense also held sway in the earlier game—and the Hotshots matched it with a second-half offense that wrecked KIA.The Hotshots scored in the second half what a pathetic KIA Picanto managed for the whole game and went on to post a 124-77 rout.After going into the halftime break trailing, 47-49, the Hotshots turned up the heat on both ends and held the Picanto to 11 third quarter points to break away and seal a second win in three games that kept idle leaders San Miguel Beer and Barangay Ginebra in sight.The Hotshots dealt the Picanto a humiliating defeat that tied the franchise’s worst setback.Interestingly, that defeat was also dealt by the Hotshots on Sept. 22 last year, a 128-81 ripping when Magnolia was still known as Star.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “This is the start of our year and I told my players (at halftime) that we needed to start this right,” coach Chito Victolero said as he expressed joy at how his wards responded to his call and played their hearts out in the final two periods.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Castro hopes young guns grow up quickly for 2023 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Aces put a win on that blank slate on Wednesday night, showing up with their best form yet in the Philippine Cup and going on to plaster Meralco, 103-98, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“Last year was so difficult,” he said. “There was so much frustration for all of us. But I am so happy with the effort they (his players) came up with today and we finally got a win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCalvin Abueva scored 19 points and had nine rebounds despite being saddled with early foul trouble and Alaska’s defensive intensity proved to be the key and was the very thing that couldn’t take the smile away from Compton’s face.“I am particularly proud of our defensive energy,” said the Alaska coach, who grew a beard to look “wilder” and hopefully make his team play “wilder” defense. “Our defense was way better. It was really nice to see, felt everyone contributed.” Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Govt inches closer to raising property rates

first_img– Canadian firm to complete valuations by next year endThe valuation of properties throughout Guyana, being undertaken with assistance from a Canadian firm at a cost of over $300 million, is expected to last until the end of next year. With it, will come, the inevitable hike in property rates.The initiative was supposed to review existing property rate structures, to raise more money at the regional level. According to Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, work on the $330 million contract will conclude at the end of 2019.“One of the major handicaps the councils are faced with is the lack of financial resources. It is a fact that one of the principal revenue tools is that from rates for properties within their jurisdiction. It has not been an effective tool to be used by councils.”“Central Government has awarded a contract to the tune of approximately $330 million to engage a Canadian company named the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation of Ontario to provide the technical support to the Government valuation office.”Besides the valuations and revaluations, Bulkan noted that the project would also produce an inventory of properties.“That exercise is expected to last between 12 to 18 months and it should be completed sometime by the end of next year. That information will be provided to all of the Local Government organs and they will have at their disposal accurate real time data that can assist them in making informed decisions.”“Central Government is not going to dictate to any organ what level of taxation should be applied or rates. That is a determination that will be made individually by each of our councils. So we are committed to working with our councils to ensure their financial sustainability,” Bulkan said, hailing this as an opportunity for councils to be less dependent on Central Government.The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation does property evaluations for the state of Ontario, Canada, and other jurisdictions. Its work spans Canada and overseas.It was only last year that City Hall announced property rates would go up by 10 per cent, meant to provide relief for a cash-strapped municipality. It was reported some time back that City Hall was owed $2 billion in property taxes.When workers went on strike after their deductions for National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions, PAYE and union dues were taken from their earnings but were not remitted to the relevant agencies, City Hall’s cash strapped condition was on display.Town Clerk Royston King told the Guyana Labour Union (GLU) that the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is unable to pay its workers in lump sum the money it owes them for retroactive payments on wages and salaries and increases given to the workers.This disclosure was made at a meeting held with the GLU to discuss the workers’ welfare one day after scores of City Hall workers had taken to the streets to protest the non-payment of their retroactive payments.Over the years, City Hall has been attracting attention for its inability to pay its workers. The Mayor has been recorded in the media as deeming the Municipality “bankrupt”; and in the past, Central Government has had to intervene with financing to provide a bailout.last_img read more

Man United’s Milinkovic-Savic pursuit under threat as Serie A side join race

first_img The Serbian scored 12 times in Serie A in 2017/18, more than any other midfielder Tuttosport report that Juventus have informed Lazio of their interest but are yet to make a bid, although the price tag on the 23-year-old’s head is around £88million.The player’s father, Nicola, told the paper: “Juventus would be the ideal team, perfect for him.“After three seasons in Rome, Sergej knows Serie A perfectly, he has established himself and integrated in a big way, and has learned the language well.“And if he wins the most prestigious title (Serie A), Sergej could also aim for the Ballon d’Or.” United’s pursuit of Milinkovic-Savic has been troubled all summer by the player’s price tag, and they could now be set to miss out if they do not pay up soon.Juventus’ arrival into the market for the player could sour relations between them and United, with the two clubs reportedly working on a five-player blockbuster deal at present.Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho had hoped Milinkovic-Savic would form the final piece of his midfield, lining up alongside Paul Pogba and new £52m signing Fred.But after Lazio president Claudio Lotito told United today that the player is not for sale, it appears Juventus could steal a march on the player, should he follow his father’s advice. 2 2 Juventus are set to hijack Manchester United’s attempt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic with the player’s father preferring the Italian champions, according to reports.The Lazio midfielder has been chased by United all summer but he could now remain in Italy with the Serie A champions after they joined the race for the Serbian. Milinkovic-Savic played all 90 minutes of Serbia’s opening World Cup game, a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Samara last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES UNDER-AGE COUNTY PLAYERS PRESENTATION NIGHT

first_imgDONEGAL U-14 COUNTY SQUADTHEY were all glammed up at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny tonight as the Donegal Ladies Minor Board presentations were made to our county players.Players from the U-14, U-16 and Minor teams were out in force for a fun end-of-season get-together.Casey Harvey: U-14 County Player of the YearNiamh McDaid: U-14 Players Player of the Year  Sinead McGinty: U-14 Most Improved Player of the Year Laya Alvey: U-14 Most Consistent Player of the Year Millie Winfield: Most Improved Player U-14BThe Donegal Ladies U-16 SquadThe Donegal Ladies U-16 Squad U-16 Player of the Year Mairead Coll  U-16 Players’ Player of the Year Marie O’ReillyMost Consistent U-16 Player Rosie Keon U-16 Most Improved Player Eimear McGroary Donegal Ladies Minor Team 2013Minor Joint Player of the Year Rose Boyle Minor Joint Player of the Year Meabh ListonKaren Ward: Joint Minor Most Consistent PlayerBlathnaid McLaughlin: Joint Minor Most Consistent Player Ellen Muldoon: Most Improved Minor of the Year    PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL LADIES UNDER-AGE COUNTY PLAYERS PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: December 14th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:Donegal Ladies Gaelic Footballunderage presentationslast_img read more

Humboldt State softball opens CCAA tournament with 8-4 win over Cal State San Bernardino

first_imgComing out of the regular-season finale against Cal State Monterey Bay last weekend, Humboldt State head coach Shelli Sarchett was rather pleased with how her team was both swinging the bat and hitting for power.It was understandable when you consider the fact that Sarchett’s squad had just dropped a season-high 17 runs in a win over the conference champion Otters, a team that is one of the best offenses in the nation.The Jacks did nothing to alter their head coach’s good vibes in the first …last_img read more

How These Apps Will Make You A Better Photographer

first_imgRelated Posts How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#Adobe lightroom#Android#Apple#mobile#photo apps#Skillshare#social media#Viewbug We cannot argue that the photography world is in an exciting place right now. The new tech trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being developed and implemented at an unprecedented rate. Even Facebook tried to downplay the incident in June 2017 — reported August 2017 — when their AI bots invented their own language — and locked the developers out of their own system. Businesses cannot move forward without fine artwork and photos on their websites.Businesses have even had to optimize their mobile technology for everything — including photos — or get a slap from Google. Everyone (and their dog) is working to make their social networks shine. We can finally find top-notch tutorials and educational material — that were previously only available to a few people. The entire industry is in an up-and-coming place for you to become a better photographer.Visuals are a driving force in everything we do nowadays. Our personal photos, podcasts, YouTube’s, and Snaps must be incredible — even astonishing — or our friends are — so kind — to tell us how lousy we did. We need help, and it’s here — in the form of apps for your photos.In the world of photography apps, it can quickly become overwhelming to know what app can help you improve your techniques and push your creativity forward. People love to share their photos and (in the past) could be happy using the basic tools major social media platforms provide. Just using the cast-offs that social affords you is not enough. It may sound cliché — but most individuals want to kick their skills up a notch and take things to the next level. As creatives, there is a search for excellence and a great desire and ambition to display your new skillsets. You search for inspiration everywhere — and we all search for the often illusive tools and services that will finally help you make your work look exceptional. From your photos, you hope to provoke an effect, to have an influence and to motive others. Experienced Co-Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the internet industry. Skilled in Web Design, Entrepreneurship, Marketing Strategy, Start-ups, and Strategic Partnerships. Strong entrepreneurship professional graduated from University of San Diego. Follow the Puckcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Dozens of photography apps can help you improve your images, but there are a handful that can really make a difference in your creative journey. Capturing and post-editing are only part of the adventure. You’ll need to learn and understand the sharing process and how to use all of this information to the best advantage. These apps will give you the tools to grow into the exceptional creative you’re trying to become.Adobe Lightroom CCAdobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a free, powerful, yet intuitive photo editor that is great to change the look and feel of your photos with a single touch. You can experiment with color, exposure, tunes, and contrast and make advanced tonal adjustments to your images. Take advantage of playing around with your photos on this site. Available both on Android and iOS.Amazing photos. Anywhere you are.SkillshareA community of millions of learners where you can explore over 25,000 online classes in pretty much any creative area including photography. You can learn at your own pace from great teachers in specific fields.  Available both on Android and iOS.VSCOWith this app, you can upload photos with quality presets and editing tools. VSCO is a place to express your true self, make beautiful photos on mobile, and connect with a creative community. Available on Android and iOS.ViewBugA great community to take your photography to the next level. On ViewBug millions of visual creators share photos and join contests in a community with photography tools to explore and grow their craft. Available both on Android and iOS.                                                             Join the Ultimate Community for Visual Creators.You will want to choose a community where you can thrive. Find a site and an app where you can freely access many variations and concepts for your visual creation ideas. Access as many interpretations and meanings for your photographic creatives and art for which you have the yearning. Have the aim to exceed what you usually find online and gain the power over your photos that you crave. Ori Guttinlast_img read more

1st Test: Yasir Shah, Misbah-ul-Haq help Pakistan decimate England at Lord’s

first_imgPakistan foiled a gutsy England run chase to win a gripping first test by 75 runs at Lord’s on Sunday.Having set the hosts a 283 victory target after their second innings was ended on 215 in the morning, Pakistan’s bowlers, led by leg spinner Yasir Shah, provided a masterclass to bowl England out for 207.Mohammad Amir, back from a five-year ban for spot-fixing, sealed victory when he clean bowled Jake Ball.England had never chased down such a total at Lord’s and when Jonny Bairstow was still at the crease they appeared to still have a chance but he was undone by Yasir Shah when he was two short of his half century.The end was nigh after that as the final three wickets went down for 12 runs.Pakistan’s players celebrated victory by doing press-ups in front of their jubilant supporters.”It is one of the top wins as captain and for Pakistan as a team,” captain Misbah ul-Haq said. “I am very proud of the team and the way they came out and showed really good skills.”Today, mentally everybody was strong, and were patient. Everyone bowled well, especially Yasir Shah.”England began the chase confidently with Alastair Cook striking a boundary off his first ball, but the skipper was dispatched after he stabbed at Rahat Ali’s delivery and was caught by Sarfraz Ahmed.Alex Hales soon followed his captain to the pavilion after top-edging Rahat to Mohammed Hafeez before Rahat removed dangerman Joe Root for nine after he played a careless pull shot and was caught in the deep by Yasir.advertisementJames Vince (42) and Gary Ballance (43) chipped away at Pakistan’s lead with valuable contributions but Vince got a thick edge driving Wahab Riaz and was caught at the second attempt by Younis at second slip.Ballance had just struck Yasir confidently to the boundary when he was bowled by a beauty, the ball jagging back from outside off stump after pitching in the rough.Moeen Ali hardly helped England’s cause, dismissed for two when he charged at a Yasir delivery and was bowled to leave England on 139 for 6.Bairstow and Chris Woakes stemmed the flow of wickets and kept the scoreboard ticking during a tense afternoon but England eventually succumbed to Pakistan’s relentless attack.Stuart Broad misjudged one from left-hander and was bowled for one, then and was dismissed as he looked for a second run.Shah took his 10th wicket in the match when Woakes was caught by Younis Khan before Amir finished it off.Earlier England quickly polished off Pakistan’s second innings with the visitors adding only eight runs to their overnight total.Wicketkeeper Bairstow had faced criticism on Saturday, but he got rid of Shah (30) with an athletic one-handed catch in the first over as Broad became the third English bowler to take 350 test wickets.Broad then had Amir caught behind.last_img read more

Atromitos Kicks Panathinaikos, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Veteran Costas Katsouranis scored twice against his old club to lead Atromitos to a 2-0 home victory over Panathinaikos in the sixth and final round of the Greek league playoffs.The loss was of no consequence to Panathinaikos, which had already won the playoffs to clinch a second Champions League spot alongside league champion Olympiakos.Panathinaikos finished the six-game playoffs five points ahead of Asteras, which beat PAOK 1-0 on June 7. Atromitos finished two points further behind.The playoffs were held among the teams that finished second to fifth in the regular season. The other three will take part in next season’s Europa League, with Asteras starting in the group stage, Atromitos in the third qualifying round and PAOK in the second.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more