Nash Racela rues poor finish in TNT loss to Phoenix

first_imgMOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “If you study our conferences last year, we were always in the middle of the pack, and we just made a good push toward the playoffs and in the playoffs, so it’s still the same plan,” he said.“Hopefully with what we have now, we can still have a good run towards the playoffs. It will be a tough last three games for us, especially with Gilas coming up. I think we’re going to miss the three guys in at least one game, so it would’ve been nicer if we won today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year 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 LATEST STORIES Dani Ravena sees mistakes against NU as learning experience Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “We talked about execution in the end. On both ends, specifically on defense, we weren’t able to execute in the end,” said Racela after giving his players a long post-game talk inside the Mall of Asia Arena dugout following a 74-72 defeat.“I was asking them what went wrong. I just wanted to hear it from them. We showed them the clips of the last two possessions of Phoenix.”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 folkRacela was pertaining to the instances where the Fuel Masters’ tied the game on a 3-pointer by Matthew Wright with 44.1 ticks left and got the lead for good after a baseline bucket by Doug Kramer with exactly three seconds remaining.With the loss, the KaTropa dropped to 4-4, tied with the Fuel Masters in fifth place. Racela, however, doesn’t seem worried with his team’s current position. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours TNT head coach Nash Racela cited his team’s poor endgame execution as the major reason for its heartbreaking loss to Phoenix on Wednesday night.The KaTropa were up by three with less than two minutes to go but were unable to protect their lead after going 0-of-3 from the field and failing to make defensive stops to finish the game.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ricks Invests US$375K in Girl’s Education

first_imgDr. Menjay addresses the audience .Ricks Institute has over a period of five years invested US$ 375, 000 in girl’s education as part of its contribution to improve the country’s education system.Owned by the Liberia Baptist Missionary, Ricks Institute provided full scholarships valued at US$375,000 to 30 Liberian girls for five academic years.The Principal and Chief Administrative Officer, Dr. Olu Q. Menjay said in 2013, the school entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Gender and Development in offering the 30 scholarships for underprivileged girls in every part of the country.Dr. Menjay, who made the disclosure over the weekend at the institute’s Academic 2017/2018 closing convocation, said under the agreement, the Ministry of Gender through donor funding has renovated one of Ricks’ houses value at nearly US$200, 000.“As per the agreement, Ricks Institute provided 30 full scholarships for five academic years in the total worth of US$375,000. In other words, Ricks completed five years and this academic year brings closure to this partnership,” he said.Menjay then lauded authorities of Gender Ministry for the partnership in educating Liberian young girls.He meanwhile awarded two full scholarships to two of the 43 graduates to attend any university in Liberia of their choosing. Students Marthalyn Zarwolo and Christopher A. Lavall, were awarded the scholarships for their respective “outstanding academic achievements.” Marthalyn, who ranked as the top in her 12th grade class enrolled at Ricks in the 8th grade and during her stay, maintained an “excellent academic and disciplined record,” while Christopher, who ranked second in a class of 53 students, enrolled at Ricks in 2009, as a 3rd grader, but received similar award for the same reason.Members of the graduating class attentively listen to each of the speakers including Dr. Menjay.According to Dr. Menjay, Marthalyn and Christopher are both members of the school’s press club, which informed their colleagues as they disseminated campus and national news on a daily basis. Marthalyn was a member of Ricks Choir and member of Ricks Ambassador and servant leadership program, while Christopher was president of the school leadership, quizzing team and an organization on campus.In a statement, Marthalyn said she succeeded as valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class, not because of her beauty, “but because I am determined.” She considers determination as one’s endless effort to a definite solution, and said most people are who they are because they were determined. She challenged her fellow graduates to remain humble and be willing to help others, if they must achieve success.Also speaking, Christopher challenged his fellow graduates not to be concerned about the college they intend to enroll in or be carried away by the honor they were receiving, but rather ponder unflinchingly about building a reputation of integrity.Reverend James H. Blay, Baptist Theological Seminary Vice President, who served as guest speaker, informed the graduates of the long way to go, while in pursuit of higher education. He said there are so much more to accomplish. He said that they have already taken multiple steps but reminded them that their journey also continues.“As your journey continues, I want you to keep this at the back of your minds that opportunities will come your way, some of them expected, some of them unexpected,” he told the graduates to a round of applause.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more