Pumaren pushes Warriors to end UAAP Season on high note

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise UE was the first to get eliminated this season with a 2-9 record and three games left in their schedule. Adamson, University of the Philippines, and National U are battling for at least a playoff spot for the fourth seed.University of Santo Tomas still has a mathematical chance for a semifinal spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentThe Warriors return to action against the Bulldogs on Saturday after a 10-day break and Pumaren is hoping not to see the same things from the last time they played.“There are some players who did not compete, some competed, but the guys na inaasahan ko were not able to deliver, they’ve been falling sa expectations,” said Pumaren last October 26 after the loss to La Salle. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus TNT looks to plug roster’s holes with rookie draft finds MOST READ Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:13Robredo pushes back, asks what’s the real figure on drug war01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway “That is very disappointing.”Pumaren’s starters combined for a measly 13 points compared to the La Salle five who had 64.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UE head coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East may be out of the Final Four contention, but head coach Derrick Pumaren wants his team to wrap UAAP Season 79 up on a high note.“We’ll still fight, go for the win, we’ve been taking it one game at a time, and hopefully the long break will clear their minds,” said Pumaren after their 95-66 loss to De La Salle. “I don’t want to pressure them but we still want to finish this season on a winning note.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capaslast_img read more

McInnes: Aberdeen can’t wallow in self-pity after cup exit

first_imgHe said: “It’s like your worst hangover when you lose a game of that magnitude but my job is to lift the players.“We all share the disappointment but I’ve not time for wallowing in self-pity.“I’ve only time for getting ready for the next challenge, and that challenge is Kilmarnock.”He added: “After any disappointing result, especially in such a big game, it’s important we knuckle down and get on with the job at hand. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has said the Dons can’t wallow in self-pity following their Scottish Cup exit and must brush themselves to claim second in the Premiership.McInnes’ side suffered a 3-0 defeat to Motherwell in the Hampden semi-final on Saturday.However, in the league the Pittodrie outfit currently sit joint second with Rangers.McInnes insisted his players have no time to feel sorry for themselves with five challenging post-split fixtures to come. “We’ve to recognise there is still so much to play for.“That battle for second and European places is probably as exciting as it’s been and we’re in amongst it.“That, for me, is the focus.”The Dons came in for heavy criticism after they were thrashed by Stephen Robinson’s Steelmen.McInnes acknowledged after the match that his recruitment had fallen short over the last two seasons.But, speaking ahead of the weekend fixture with Steve Clarke’s in-form Killie, the Dons manager argued that some of the flak his side have received has been over the top.He said: “The fact we are second suggests a lot of good work has been done and we shouldn’t forget that.“To finish second when everybody is waxing lyrical about how good other teams have done, it will suggest a lot of good work has been done.“Hibs have received lots of praise, and rightly so, but arguably we had more work to do in the summer than what Hibs did.“We’re three points ahead of them but the perception is they are having a brilliant season and we’re not.”last_img read more

PTO is Not Always a Week at the Beach

first_imgOn my day off, I attended my first yoga class. I have a couple of friends who are instructors and they gave me some tips about what was the right class for me. Plus, I got 2 weeks free (well, I bought a $9 yoga mat for an extra week.) While there were a few nerves before the class, the experience was fantastic. There was no judging, the instructor was super helpful, and I left the class feeling refreshed. For one hour, in the 105 degree heat, I was able to focus only on me. Now, I’m not going to go all “namaste’” on you here, but this will be something I’m going to try to incorporate into my goals and routine. Originally published on John P. Hudson blog. I encourage you to view your PTO not only in terms of a long getaway, but also as a short break from your routine. Take a long weekend somewhere to enjoy a sunset. Take a Wednesday off and be a tourist in your own city. Delete the email client from your phone on this day. Volunteer in your community or at your child’s school. Go have coffee at your local coffee shop. Do something different or try something new. It’s late February and many employees have just had their last corporate paid holiday, President’s Day, until Memorial Day. That’s almost four months away until we get to enjoy another three-day weekend. Pack in some cold and cloudy days for a many parts of the world and you can see the stress levels rise. For HR professionals, this time of the year can really tempt the blood pressure. Many are rolling off a tough open enrollment period, most are in the thick of annual performance management and compensation conversations. And all are dealing with the every day employee relations issues and unplanned fire drills in the HR trenches. During these stressful times, it’s important to remember to take some time to reset and relax and dig deep into those PTO banks. So I took my colleague’s advice and took last Wednesday off. My wife was traveling for work and we were going through the various activities for our children and trying to balance the work and the life. Instead of trying to manage all of this and manage work, I decided to take the day off. And, it was wonderful. I had a little bit of a plan, but my main goal was to stay away from my work email and to try something new. And, who knows, by taking more time off, you may get that big raise you’ve been looking for! These past several months have been a little more stressful than usual, for me. There have been a few changes at my job and a few things, personally, that have been more than a distraction. More times than not, I’ve been bringing the work issues home with me, adding to that stress. Recently, I was having the conversation with a colleague about our “busy season” and the need to get away. She let me know that she was taking a long weekend in Florida to get away. This wasn’t a week-long vacation, but a nice four day weekend to unplug, unwind, and reset. Hearing this got me thinking about how we tend to view PTO. We think of PTO or vacation time as a week or two spent sipping fruity drinks on beautiful beaches.last_img read more

Jorginho: ‘A Brazilian Italy’

first_imgJorginho admits “there is a little bit of Brazil in this Italy” after their 9-1 victory over Armenia. “We wanted to keep entertaining the crowd.” The former Napoli star was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to Italy at the age of 15 and has become a key figure in the Nazionale. “Maybe there is a little bit of Brazil in this Italy! We have an attacking approach, positive, we could’ve held back, but even with respect for our opponents, we wanted to keep enjoying our football and entertaining the crowd who came to the stadium to see us,” the Chelsea midfielder told Rai Sport. They won all 10 of their Euro 2020 qualifiers and can be dark horses for the tournament next summer. “We are preparing for the most important tests against the big teams. We’re working on improving our weak areas and relishing the stronger elements to our game. I think we can achieve some great things together. “It’s important for all of us to gain experience, as we have a young squad and much to learn, the kind of things you can only learn by playing at a high level. “So we must continue like this and hope to learn also from the big challenges that are coming up.” Jorginho confirmed his perfect record from the penalty spot for Italy and was asked if the juddering run-up was aimed at breaking the rhythm of the goalkeeper. “I can’t give away my secrets! You have to study and see. The important thing is that it goes in and I am very happy with the goal, as well as for this wonderful victory. It’s the result at the end of a lot of hard work from this team.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more