ABL: Menk forms coaching ‘dream team’ with Alapag, Seigle on Alab sideline

first_imgDanny Seigle, Jimmy Alapag and Erik Menk. Photo by Mark GiongcoPBA legends Jimmy Alapag, Eric Menk and Danny Seigle never got to play for one team during their celebrated PBA careers.But what never happened during their playing years eventually came to fruition in the next chapter of their basketball careers as part of a star-studded coaching staff for San Miguel Alab Pilipinas.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “We always used to talk about that. I think the three of us were to have worked very, very well on the court. We couldn’t form a dream team while playing but hopefully we can form a dream team while coaching,” said Menk, who joined Seigle and Mac Cuan as assistant coaches. “Not a bad team. They would’ve made my job pretty easy. I’ll just give the ball to them,” said a smiling Alapag, who is now in his second year as head coach of Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.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 ChrissMenk, who played his best years as a member of Ginebra, and Seigle, the former cornerstone of San Miguel Beer, entered the PBA the same year in 1999, four years after Alapag was drafted 10th overall pick by Talk ’N Text.Between them are 18 championships and nine Finals MVP awards in the PBA. NCAA: St. Benilde scores, Mapua ends season on high note View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “They asked me last year and I was busy with some things. It was a bit of a tough decision but I can only say no to Jimmy so many times,” he said.“So when management asked me as well, I was happy to join their team, I was just scared that I might jinx them a bit, cause they won last year and I wouldn’t want to be the jinx.”Alapag thinks otherwise.“I feel as a coach, you can never have enough great basketball minds around to Mac, to of course Danny and now Eric. He is just another piece to hopefully win another championship this season.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder02:14Carpio 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 Taal But that was then and Menk is now looking forward to celebrating his first as a coach after already winning one as a player for the San Miguel Beermen in the 2013 ABL Season.The 44-year-old Menk is still trying to get himself accustomed to his new title as coach although Alapag always knew the bullstrong big man had always had in him.“From all of our times competing against each other and even our brief time playing for the national team, he was always one of the players who I had n incredible amount of respect for, for what he did in the league and his work ethic and how he carried himself as a player,” Alapag said.“But I think what a lot of people don’t know is he’s a great basketball mind and he’s very, very knowledgable about the game and I think his ability to not just work with our big guys but really, our entire team and share his experience and what he knows about the game.”Menk bared he turned down Alapag’s offer last year and it was tough for him to refuse again.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Petron rolls to 10th straight victory, rips PLDT

first_imgNiemer fired 16 kills and delivered five of the team’s nine service aces for 21 points while Bell poured 19 points off 17 spikes and a pair of blocks.All-Filipino Conference Most Valuable Player Rhea Dimaculangan made sure the two had several good looks at the ball, tossing 31 excellent sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Petron defense also held up well as Kendra Dahlke was the lone double-digit scorer for the Power Hitters with 16 points. Grace Lazard, who played a key role as PLDT upset F2 Logistics, had just eight points for her squad, which slid to 6-5.United Volleyball Club banked on Filipino-American star Kalei Mau and import Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani to dominate skidding Cignal, 14-25, 25-21, 25-21, 26-24, in the other match. Defending champion Petron continued flattening the field in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix, this time crushing PLDT Home Fibr, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14, on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Imports Stephanie Niemer and Katherine Bell combined for 40 points as the Blaze Spikers stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boycenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 awardlast_img read more

Love In’t Wins Catakaw Academic Competition

first_imgLove International School recently won the Miller B. Catakaw District #9 Montserrado County’s Annual Quiz Competition. The school defeated titleholder Joseph Jenkins Roberts (JJR) School 65 points to 45 to settle for second place.Love International School walked away with a cash prize of US$150, while JJR took home US$100.The contest, held under the theme, “Dusting Our Books for Study,” brought together 16 schools in the district.The students were quizzed in mathematics, general science, social studies, language arts and Liberian history.The contest was held in the auditorium of the Mary Help Christina School in New Matadi Estate, Monrovia.In his opening statement, Mr. Catakaw, who is vying for the district’s lone seat in the Legislature, challenged the students to be serious about education.“The phrase, ‘our education system is in a mess,’ is no joke; but as stakeholders, we need to demonstrate our commitment to meet whatever challenges exist to improve the system,” Catakaw noted. According to him, one of the major ways to address this challenge is for every Liberian to put together his or her resources to establish and support academic programs like the quiz competition.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DWP adds to in-house work crews

first_imgWhile DWP board members said the settlement was a fair compromise to get crucial water infrastructure upgrades moving, some community members were troubled that the utility will continue to use pricey DWP crews. “If these differentials are this substantial, it is absolutely idiotic to contract in-house,” said Jack Humpreville, who testified at the hearing. “Outside house, if properly monitored, makes much more financial sense to ratepayers and taxpayers of Los Angeles.” Under the settlement, DWP will add a third, 20-person crew to help build trunk lines. IBEW agreed to not challenge the hiring of outside contractors for 13 major water system construction projects. DWP officials have estimated the upcoming trunk line projects will cost $737 million over the next decade, but could have cost as much as $1.3 billion if all were completed by in-house crews. Neighborhood council activist Brady Westwater said the agreement was passed with little public notice, no community input and no disclosure of how much it will cost ratepayers. Despite concerns that DWP crews nearly double the cost of major pipeline construction projects, the Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a deal to expand the number of in-house crews. The deal, approved without discussion, marked a compromise with the DWP union to allow the Department of Water and Power to contract out more pipeline work without union challenge. The settlement ends a stalemate with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, which had sought to limit the use of outside construction contractors to build trunk lines, the massive pipes that carry water to smaller lines. DWP managers wanted to use private contractors for the work after comparisons showed in-house crews roughly doubled both the cost and time of trunk line projects. “How can you say there is no fiscal impact when there is one?” Westwater said. “We don’t know what they’re doing. When they hide something like this, it’s real hard to know what they’re doing.” But DWP Board President David Nahai said the settlement was a compromise that will add staff but also allow the utility to save money with outside contractors. “To add a third crew, which gives the department a certain amount of in-house capability, and to contract all of the rest of the work, should not be something that raises eyebrows,” Nahai said. “We’re trying to make sure we act in a way that’s wise, fiscally.” But Councilman Greig Smith said city leaders know DWP employees are among the highest paid in the city at the same time they have refused to challenge IBEW over issues of pay and efficiency. “Any time we do anything over there with their personnel, it is going to cost more. There are too many people over there and over here that are afraid to stand up to that union,” he said. Also Tuesday, the DWP board agreed to pay $2.1 million a year to the Joint Training Institute, a facility in Sun Valley run by the IBEW and co-managed by the DWP. The institute was created by the union and DWP in 2002 to provide employee training and education. The DWP contributed $6 million through 2004, and the new agreement will provide continued funding. kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Questionable index studying broadband shows U.S. slipping

first_img“We’re now in the middle of the pack of developed countries,” said Dave Burstein, telecom gadfly and the editor of the DSL Prime newsletter, during a sometimes tense debate at the Columbia Business School’s Institute for Tele-Information. Burstein says the U.S. is lagging because of low levels of investment by the big telecom companies and regulatory failure.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – The United States is starting to look like a slowpoke on the Internet. Examples abound of countries that have faster and cheaper broadband connections, and more of their population connected to them. What’s less clear is how badly the country that gave birth to the Internet is doing, and whether the government needs to step in and do something about it. The Bush administration has tried to foster broadband adoption with a hands-off approach. If that’s seen as a failure by the next administration, the policy may change. In a move to get a clearer picture of where the U.S. stands, the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved legislation that would develop an annual inventory of existing broadband services – including the types, advertised speeds and actual number of subscribers – available to households and businesses across the nation. The bill, introduced by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is intended to provide policy makers with improved data so they can better use grants and subsidies to target areas lacking high-speed Internet access. He said in a statement last week that promoting broadband would help spur job growth, access to health care and education and promote innovation among other benefits. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The inventory wouldn’t cover other countries, but a cursory look shows the U.S. lagging behind at least some of them. In South Korea, for instance, the average apartment can get an Internet connection that’s 15 times faster than a typical U.S. connection. In Paris, a “triple play” of TV, phone and broadband service costs less than half of what it does in the U.S. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development – a 30-member club of nations – compiles the most often cited international comparison. It puts the U.S. at 15th place for broadband lines per person in 2006, down from No. 4 in 2001. The OECD numbers have been vigorously attacked by anti-regulation think tanks for making the U.S. look exceedingly bad. They point out that the OECD is not very open about how it compiles the data. It doesn’t count people who have access to the Internet at work, or students who have access in their dorms. “We would never base other kinds of policy on that kind of data,” said Scott Wallsten, director of communications policy studies at the Progress and Freedom Foundation, a think tank that favors deregulation over government intervention. But the OECD numbers are in line with other international measures. Figures from the British research firm Point-Topic Ltd. put the U.S., with 55 percent of its households connected, in 17th place for adoption rates at the end of June (excluding some very small countries and territories like Macau and Hong Kong). last_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SECURE DIVISION THREE STATUS WITH CRUCIAL WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NewsSenior MenThe men had an impressive victory over Naomh Ultan in the Replay of the relegation/promotion battle on Saturday in Mc Cumhaill Park. It was a huge Victory for the lads as defeat was an unthinkable outcome. It was a great display of character and determination from each and everyone on the day. The lads can now look forward to next year in division 3 and hopefully push on and battle at the other end of the table next year. Well done to the lads and Manager Stephen Friel. Underage Presentations​The underage presentations took place on Sunday in the clubhouse. All the usual awards were given out and presented by Stephen Mc Menamin Donegal minor team member. Award winners on the day were Under 13 Girls player of the year was Aimee Callaghan under 13 Most improved girls player of the year was Maddison White. Under 14 girls player of the year was Nicola Callaghan Most improved under 14 player of the year Saoirse Campbell, Under 16 Girls player of the year was Eimear Gallagher Under 16 girls most improved player of the year was Leona Mc Glinchey. Aimee Callaghan, Nicola Callaghan, Zara Gibson, Maddison White & Caitlin Geary also got merit awards for representing the club in the county development squad blitzes Sponsored by coaches Sabrina White & Maura Mc Crudden.The boys awards winners were Under 13 boys player of the year Kieran Neeson Most dedicated player of the year Cian Gallagher. Under 14 manager PJ Gallagher could not pick a player of the year out of a very competitive squad and he very kindly sponsored a pair of gloves for all the young lads in the team. Under 16 player of the year went to Cormac Mc Menamin and most dedicated player of the year went to James Callaghan. A merit award was also presented to Dylan Lafferty for representing the club in the under 15 county development squad.Minor chairman Stephen Gallagher also presented StephenMc Menamin with a small token of appreciation for taking time out to present medals and other appearances throughout the year.Scór Na NógWell done to Evan Carron Kee who represented the club in the County Final of Scór na Nóg. Although Evan didn’t make it through to the Ulster semi final, he put in an excellent performance receiving an extremely high score and very positive feedback from the judges, Over 19 clubs took part in this year’s scor and over 200 participants, this was reflected in the high standard of competition. Thank you also to those who travelled to support Evan. The club will be looking for talented young people to take part in Scor next year so anyone interested contact Gleanoir 0861506720.Lotto & 100+ Club Results 28/11/14Numbers drawn were 8,1,2,7,3,5,6,4 One winner matched 5 numbers was Mary Gallagher Castlefin.Next weeks Jackpot is €4,675100+ Club winner was number 2 Mary Mc Kelvey Rushy HillThanks Toe everyone for your continued support Club MeetingClub meeting on Wednesday the 3rd in the clubhouse at 9pm Executive member please attend & all club members welcome.​Dinner DanceThis years dinner dance will take place on Saturday the 6th of December in The Villa Rose. Music by the popular new band Overtime. Tickets are priced at €25 and will are available in Bradley’s shop this week. It’s always a fantastic night so get your tickets early.Minor Board A.G.M.This years minor board A.G.M. will take place this Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Clubhouse. Everyone that can help out in any way or that is willing to manage a team for 2015 please attend.Notice of Club A.G.MAll fully paid adult Red Hughs Club members (over 18 years of age) are invited to the annual club A.G.M. which will take place in the clubhouse on the 10th of Dec @ 8pm.Contact club secretary via e-mail for nomination papers : secretary.redhughs.donegal@gaa.ieCeili DancingCeili dancing continues in the clubhouse on Tuesday evening from 8-10pm beginners always welcome. Great excercise and fun for all ages.Monster BazaarThe annual Bazaar takes place on Sunday the 14th of December at 4.30pm in The Parochial Hall. The usual fantastic prizes will be up for grabs Tv’s, Tablets, Toys, Bikes, Household Electrical’s etc. Don’t miss your chance to be a winner on time for ChristmasNew Club AppThe club have launched a new app for everyone who has an interest in the club. It is totally free to download on your smart phone. If you are a player, club member or a supporter this is a must have. Get free updates and notifications straight to your phone daily free of charge. Get fixtures and results up coming events etc.Follow these three easy steps to get the app today.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SECURE DIVISION THREE STATUS WITH CRUCIAL WIN OVER NAOMH ULTAN was last modified: December 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

No. 47 Oregon Tops Men’s Tennis

first_img 1. #61 Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Soemarno/Roberts (OREGON) 6-4 2. Stevens, Simon (OREGON) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-3, 6-7, 10-8 5. Gentry, Ty (OREGON) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-3, 6-4 Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,6,3,5,4) 3. Stevens, Simon/Gentry, Ty (OREGON) def. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) 6-3 The Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on April 7 when they host Old Dominion and UMKC 1. #14 Laurent, Thomas (OREGON) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 6-0, 6-1 6. Oshima, Riki (OREGON) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-2, 6-2 Box Score Singles competition 2. #21 Clissold, Cormac/Laurent, Thomas (OREGON) def. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) 6-4 EUGENE, Ore. – The Drake University men’s tennis team fell at No. 47 Oregon, 7-0, Saturday at the Student Tennis Center. 4. Clissold, Cormac (OREGON) def. Ben Clark (DU) 6-3, 6-7, 10-4 Story Links Doubles competition Laurent and Riki Oshima gave Oregon a commanding 3-0 with straight-set wins at No. 1 and No. 6 singles, respectively. Akihiro Tanaka topped Thorold 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the Ducks victory. 3. Tanaka, Akihiro (OREGON) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 6-3, 6-3 The Ducks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead as they took the doubles point. Oregon won court No. 3, but Drake’s Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold, who are ranked 61st, defeated Soemarno/Robers, 6-4, at No. 1 to keep the Bulldogs chances alive to win the doubles point. No. 21 Thomas Laurent and Cormac Classold secured the doubles point for the Ducks with a 6-4 win at No. 2. Match Notes #47 Oregon 7, Drake 0Mar 24, 2018 at Student Tennis Center (Eugene, Ore.)  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DONEGAL’S ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ DIGITAL CONFERENCE BOOKED OUT IN RECORD TIME!

first_imgDonegal County Council’s ‘Connecting the Wild Atlantic Way’ Digital Marketing Conference has been fully booked out in record time.The innovative conference will be held on 25th September in Solis Lough Eske Castle. Demand for places at this much anticipated conference has been extremely high and there is an extensive waiting list of those who wish to attend in the event of a cancellation.Organisers of the conference, Donegal County Council in association with Failte Ireland and Donegal Tourism Ltd are delighted by the response, but are not surprised by the positive appetite for the conference amongst the trade in Donegal. An Cathaoirleach, John Campbell expressed his delight at feedback he has received in relation to the conference.“Tourism is a hugely important part in generating economic growth and development in the county, the Wild Atlantic Way is the perfect marketing tool to promote our fantastic county, combine this with the latest Digital Marketing technology and businesses in Donegal have a winning formula for tourism success. Enthusiasm and interest in this conference has been phenomenal,” he said.An expert panel of speakers will present at the conference including representatives from Google, Facebook and two of Ireland’s leading digital agencies, Wolfgang Digital and Ambition Digital.The conference will also feature practical case studies from Donegal businesses in the tourism sector that feature the Wild Atlantic Way in their marketing campaigns with great success. Exhibitors will be on hand with useful information on everything from funding to marketing plans, tools and techniques to Wild Atlantic Way literature and market research data from Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland. Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely said the fact that the conference was booked out so quickly is testament to the enthusiasm and vibrancy of the tourism sector in Donegal.“Businesses are keen to embrace the Wild Atlantic Way and use the latest Digital Marketing technologies to reach target audiences online. This conference will be a very useful and informative event for those who want to make the most of opportunities presented by the Wild Atlantic Way.”For those who have been fortunate to secure a place by registering early, this conference is sure to inspire and inform you to take a new marketing direction combining digital marketing techniques blended seamlessly with Wild Atlantic Way to produce real and lasting results for your tourism business. DONEGAL’S ‘WILD ATLANTIC WAY’ DIGITAL CONFERENCE BOOKED OUT IN RECORD TIME! was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Digital conferenceWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Mbarara defeat Nkambi Coffee in build up game

first_imgMucureezi has now scored four goals in two build up games (file photo)Build Up gameMbarara City 3-0 Nkambi CoffeeKakyeka Stadium, MbararaWednesday, 23-01-2019MBARARA – Mbarara City continued their preparations for the StarTimes Uganda Premier League second round with a 3-0 victory over Nkambi Coffee at Kakyeka on Wednesday.Star Player Paul Mucureezi and Makweth Wol also continued their fine goal scoring form, with the former KCCA FC attacker scoring twice and the Sudanese international adding the other.Mucureezi has now scored four goals in his last two build up games, following a brace against Mbarara Select on Monday. Wol has three in two games as he scored two days ago.This was Mbarara’s second build up game following a resounding 16-0 victory against Mbarara Select.Mbarara City will take on Vipers SC away from home on Sunday in their final first round game before embarking on the second round which starts with a home fixture against KCCA FC.Mbarara City are currently sitting third on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with 27 points from 14 games.Comments Tags: Mbarara CityNkambi CoffeeStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguelast_img read more