Pocari thwarts Air Force, returns to PVL Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPocari Sweat rose from two sets down to frustrate Air Force, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10, and book another finals trip in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Myla Pablo bled for her points but still came away with a game-high 22 points on 71 spike attempts to carry the Lady Warriors to their fourth appearance in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her The Lady Warriors relied heavily on Pablo, Guino-o and Jeannette Panaga in the last two sets where the Lady Jet Spikers unraveled.Guino-o, who is a late addition to the team playing in only her fourth game, scored 14 points with four service aces.Pocari Sweat not only rallied in this game, but also in the best-of-three duel after dropping Game 1 in straight sets.De Guzman said he had no doubt his team is capable of coming back in the series.“I know that the team can really come back because I see how good they are in practice.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘Underdog’ Cignal wary of Marinerong Pilipino in their semis series Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas The Lady Warriors kept their bid for a fourth consecutive title going. Game 1 of the best-of-three finals begins on Saturday.Creamline and BaliPure dispute the last finals slot.Mary Ann Pantino had a team-best 16 points for Air Force.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:12Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It seemed like we didn’t want to win in the first and second set,” said Pocari head coach Sgt. Rico de Guzman in Filipino.The Lady Warriors were on the verge of a semifinals exit with the Lady Jet Spikers two points away from completing an upset.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’But that’s when Pocari Sweat’s championship experience showed. Down 23-22 in the third set, Pocari found an unlikely lifesaver in Heather Guino-o, who delivered back-to-back hits to extend the game. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View commentslast_img read more

Chemistry is the key as Maliksi, Pinto team up to lift Blackwater

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Maliksi and Pinto scored the Elite’s first 14 points in the overtime and starting with a three-pointer from the sly guard to the open the extra period.After Pinto’s triple, he found the trailing Maliksi in transition for the mid-range jumper for the 91-86 Elite lead with 3:56 remaining in the game.Pinto then knocked down another three for Blackwater’s 97-89 lead with 2:17 left in the clock.But before Pinto turned hero for the Elite, he had an embarrassing air ball late in the fourth quarter with the Elite trailing 86-82.“When I shot that air ball, Henry was very vocal about it so when overtime happened I knew I was given a chance to redeem myself,” said Pinto. “I had the chance, Henry cheered me up, and if I’m open I’ll just take it.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Alaska holds off Meralco to open PBA Governors’ Cup bid 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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Maliksi and Pinto, who had 28 and 12 points, respectively, said their late-game chemistry wasn’t built overnight and nor was it developed through just their daily practices.The Elite had a couple of pocket tournaments in Indonesia and Macau before they returned to the Philippines a few weeks before the start of the Governors’ Cup and it was during their time abroad that they cultivated the intangibles that eventually helped them in the conference.“Chemistry was a big factor for us because we developed it in the two tournaments that we played in and it was on a higher level so our confidence translated here in our first game,” said Maliksi.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Elite haven’t had a single victory against the KaTropa in the previous 11 times they’ve faced each other in the PBA, but Allein Maliksi and Nard Pinto were determined to end that drought.Maliksi and Pinto combined for 15 of the Elite’s 18 points in overtime as they inspired Blackwater to a 104-98 win over the KaTropa in the Governors’ Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’And although both said they didn’t demand the ball during crunch time what they did, however, was just execute what needed to be done.“It just happened, we were given the opportunity and I actually told Nards that if he’s open he just has to shoot it,” said Maliksi in Filipino. “And as for my shots, I try to be aggressive because Henry [Walker] is also relying on us to be scorers so we just work on it.” MOST READ View comments When Blackwater needed a hero to stop its curse against TNT, a couple of men in tank tops heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Ageism and Oprah Winfrey

first_imgby, Ronni Bennett, ChangingAging ContributorTweetShareShareEmail0 Sharescategory_bug_ageism.gif Clearly, I have not been paying attention. I had thought Oprah Winfrey made a big deal a few years ago about retiring from television. I was greatly relieved then because throughout the 25 or 30 years of her TV show, Oprah spent countless hours foisting useless anti-aging remedies on her viewers.I assumed all that was finally finished until a couple of weeks ago when I began seeing promos for Oprah. It took me awhile to figure out that she’s got another network now and is doing it all over again.I had been making notes for an update to past posts here about her decades of extolling the virtues of eternal youth at any cost but I then ran across a post I could have written word-for-word. Kavan Peterson, a friend who is the editor at geriatrician Bill Thomas’s website, ChangingAging, beat me to it:”Let’s leave aside the fact that Oprah is arguably one of the most powerful promoters of anti-aging products in the industry,” writes Kavan.“Let’s forget about the dozens of episodes of her talk show focused on extreme and even dangerous anti-aging quackery, featuring anti-aging wingnuts like Suzanne Somers. And let’s not even mention the anti-aging guru she created, Dr. Oz.”Took the words right out of my mouth, Kavan. He was reacting to this recent video from Oprah in which she tries to pivot toward embracing aging:  But as Kavan points out, Winfrey does not have the slightest clue that the word “still” – as in, she is STILL active and vibrant – is condescending and demeaning.“Translation,” writes Kavan, “you need to still be able to do stuff to matter when you’re old.”If you can’t do stuff anymore, Oprah apparently does not see your or anyone else’s worth.Now that she’s getting up there in years (57), Oprah may eventually make some progress in understanding growing old and with the appropriate attitude could even undo some of the damage she has done to elders promoting the likes of Somers and Oz. We will have to wait and see.Meanwhile, Kavan pretty much nailed what I would have written so you should go read his piece.At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Lyn Burnstine – May Sarton: A Personal Remembrance Related PostsReader Comment: Give Oprah CreditI am writing because I read your recent ChangingAging blog post about Oprah Winfrey, and I have to say I believe you are being too hard on her.Better Late Than Never Oprah, I GuessOprah is trying to change her tune on aging but she’s a day late and an apology short. In a much-touted video on Huffington Post Oprah extols the “blessings” of aging, but if you listen and look carefully her monologue is laced with anti-aging bias.Oh No Oprah!For those who wondered why I was never invited to discuss pro-aging with television host Oprah Winfrey, here is your answer…. The anti-aging issue of O, The Oprah Magazine is on newsstands now.  O Magazine unveils The NEW Science of Aging for our minds and bodies, along with tips from…TweetShareShareEmail0 SharesTags: Ageism ChangingAging oprahlast_img read more