The Guyanese contingent at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia continues to experience mixed fortunes as both the male and female teams struggle to hold on to some consistency.The teams have now completed eight rounds of games and although they looked promising in the sixth recording their first win, the chess players continue to drift between wins and losses. After a bleak showing in the earlier rounds, the Guyanese team surprised their opponents in the form of Rwanda with a scintillating victory. Guyana’s highest ranking male Anthony Drayton continues to excel at the competition, as he led the charge in the ground-breaking win. Drayton executed the Guicco Piano on his opponent Fidele Mutabazi. Control of the game went back and forth between the players, but it was the higher ranked Drayton who had better tactics.The experienced Taffin Khan also got a taste of the sweet as he brought in Guyana’s second win. The Guyanese candidate master capitalised quickly on a number of his opponent’s Maxence Murara’s falters to secure the game.New to the international team is Glenford Corlette who made an impressive showing for himself. Corlette pressured Alain Niyibizi into making silly moves after a lethal attack on his castled king. Corlette went as far as sacrificing his queen, and his match was seen as one of Guyana’s best.Despite not being able to clinch the win, Loris Nathoo settled for a draw against Urwintwari Murara, paving the way for Guyana’s 3.5 -.5 win.The women showed similar grit in their encounter with Tanzania. With no less expected of her, Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Maria Varona Thomas conjured a Sicilian defence that demolished the opposing Asha Kondo.With the young Nellisha Johnson and Sasha Shariff going down to Zahabiyah Ebrahim and Alapati Navini Choudary respectively, it was up to the experienced Sheriffa Ali to save face for the Guyanese women. Her lengthy encounter with Bertha Samson resulted in a stalemate, giving the women a 2-2 draw.In the next round, the positions were switched for the Guyanese as the women won and the men missed out.In their 3-1 win over the Mauritius team, Johnson showed her true potential after coming back from the edge to take her opponent’s queen. Ali had similar luck, taking apart Essoo’s Scandinavian defence for the win. Shockingly, Varona Thomas was unable to get past her lower ranked adversary, thus settling for a draw. The youngest, Shariff also copped a draw resulting in their 3-1 win.The men’s figures looked similar, but this time they were on the lesser side, losing to Malta 3-1.Khan, Nathoo and Corlette all lost to their rivals from Malta, and it was Drayton who clinched Guyana’s only point in the game. Drayton with the Sicilian Defence in his corner took control of the game.The eighth round held more promising prospects for Guyana’s men as they now met Tanzania. Both Drayton and Khan recorded wins against Yusuf Mdoe and Albert Njau respectively. Nathoo and Corlette had better rounds than their previous, settling for draws against Hemed Mlawa and Nurdin Hassuji, resulting in their 3-1 win.However, the eighth round was not as good for the women who went down 5.3-.5 to Kenya. Playing against Joyce Ndirangu, Varona Thomas was the only player to salvage a half point for Guyana, as the other ladies Ali, Shariff and Johnson lost.The Guyanese team have three more rounds of play remaining.
Sharks played against Mathare United on Wednesday, barely 48 hours after jetting back from their SPortpesa Cup triumph in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and had to make all three changes due to injuries.“We did all three changes and again we had more players who were struggling inside the pitch so I think it is time I give a chance to those who didn’t play much in Tanzania,” the tactician stated.Winger Harrison Mwendwa was stretchered out with a hamstring strain while Vincent Wasambo also limped off with a troubled calf. Striker Duke ABuya has been playing beyond the pain barrier having injured his ankle in Dar es Salaam.Among the players who might be dipped into the starting squad for Sunday’s trip to Machakos include skipper Eric Juma who has mostly been used as a second half substitute having returned from injury.Kariobangi Sharks winger Harrison Mwenda closes down on Yanga captain Ibrahim Ajib during their SportPesa Super Cup match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 22, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLast year’s Kenyan Premier League player of the year Eric Kapaito might also get a first start this season having as well returned from injury.Sharks remain unbeaten this season after nine rounds and have accumulated 15 points, nine off leaders Mathare United.Muluya has positively affirmed that his side which won last year’s Shield title are gunning for the title and has vowed they will work to their last bits of strength to achieve that target in only their third season in top flight.He is however cautious of Mathare United who he has said should not be left to open a bigger gap than they already have.“It’s a very tricky league and whoever opens a gap might take it early and that’s why I am afraid of Matahre. It’s a short league and very tight,”“A nine point gap is not really bit because there are still many games left. We are in a good position and anyone can win the league. For us, we really want to win and I think it is a very realistic target. Had we not drawn those many matches we would have been at the top,” he said.He added; “We want to play in the Champions League because I think it is more lucrative.”Sofapaka FC head coach John Baraza glances at his stop watch during a training session in Ruiru on February 1, 2019. PHOTO/SofapakaThey come up against a Sofapaka side that has been on the surge winning two of their last three games with coach John Baraza weaving his magic to hois the side into the top eight.Batroto ba Mungu had struggled in the early stages of the season winning only once in seven games before Baraza took charge from Melis Medo who chose to resign.Baraza says the secret to the side’s turn in fortunes was his decision to give the players more freedom to express themselves, plucking a page off Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.“I have not changed much since I came in but what we have done is to give the players more freedom to express themselves and now we see the results on the pitch. I think that is working for us because the players are not limited in their style of play,” the tactician told the club’s official website.Sofapaka are just a point off Sharks and are confident of upstaging them on Sunday and breaking their unbeaten run.“Sharks is a very tough team but we are also a tough outfit. We have our strategies worked out in training and we are ready for them. We will give them a good game and we are hopeful we can vie for the three points,” Baraza further stated.The tactician though won’t have pleasant memories of the last time the two sides met, this being in last year’s Football Kenya Federation Shield where Batoto ba Mungu blew a 2-1 lead with eight minutes to go to lose 3-2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya in deep thought during their Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 30, 2019.NAIROBI, KENYA, Feb 1 – Kariobangi Sharks boss William Muluya has hinted he will have to heavily rotate his squad for Sunday’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka in Machakos to mitigate the effects of fatigue amidst a congested calendar.The tactician says he has to look out for the welfare of his charges as they will be playing their fifth match in two weeks.
PALMDALE – Palmdale officials celebrated Thursday the start of construction of the Courson Connection, a revitalization project intended to boost the city’s downtown and provide affordable housing for the elderly. Grading work is under way for the first phase of the project, an $11.8 million 75-unit senior housing unit at the southeast corner of Avenue Q-10 and Ninth Street East. “It’s going to be a great environment for our seniors,” said Mayor Jim Ledford. The Courson Connection is envisioned as a senior-friendly area that will replace aging homes and small apartment complexes, providing an attractive link between the Civic Center and Courson Park. At final buildout, the project will include some 300 apartment units, a new senior center, and a 2.5-acre park. All of the buildings will be done in the Spanish-Mediterranean style. “We need to show we care about the heart of the city,” said Councilman Tom Lackey. “Everyone says they care. We are proving it.” The city is working with Rancho Cucamonga-based Southern California Housing Development Corp. The nonprofit corporation has worked with the city in the past to refurbish more than 290 downtown apartment units. The first phase is expected to be completed in early 2007. The complex will include a gazebo and barbecue area, computer room, security gates and fencing, said Rebecca Clark, SCHDC executive director. Rents will range roughly between $500 and $600 a month, Clark said. Of the 16 acres needed for the project, more than 75 percent has been acquired. The rest should be acquired in the next few months, said Michael Adams, the city’s housing manager. The city will lease the property to the corporation for $1 per year for 55 years. One highlight will be a new 13,500-square-foot senior center on 3.5 acres south of Avenue Q-9 and east of Poncitlan Square, which will replace the 9,700-square-foot center built in 1955 south of Courson Park. City officials hope to begin construction of the center in 2007. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
But Allardyce has given his backing to under-fire Sterling and believes Southgate will stick with the same XI that has got the Three Lions this far.“I wouldn’t change it, not now,” the former Three Lions boss said on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast“Gareth has decided that is his strongest XI and it’s got them this far, so why change it now?“I think Raheem Sterling will play. The only thing Sterling has failed to do is score a goal and, at the end of the day, all the front lads have failed to score from open play. They haven’t scored many – we’ve been a set-play team. 2 2 “I wouldn’t see Gareth changing it now. I wouldn’t see him changing the system. I’d see him going in with full confidence, resting those players up and saying, ‘off you go lads, get us to the final’.Allardyce says the final is well within England’s grasp, telling talkSPORT the Three Lions have ‘more confidence and more talent’ than their semi-final opponents.“Of course we can make the final,” Big Sam added.“Having watched Croatia against Russia, and seeing that their last two games both went to extra-time and penalties, we know they have some talent but I think we have more confidence and more talent than them.“Perhaps they are stronger in midfield than us, but I can’t see anywhere else where they are stronger than we are.“The confidence England have at the moment and looking at the Croatia side, I think we are favourites.“Let’s hope we can live up to that reputation and do the business.”Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup semi-finals: Wednesday July 11 – KICK OFF 7PM EST Southgate with England captain Harry Kane – who is still the top scorer at the World Cup Raheem Sterling is one of Gareth Southgate’s key England players, despite having struggled for goals in Russia Gareth Southgate will NOT change his system or starting XI for England’s upcoming World Cup semi-final against Croatia, believes former boss Sam Allardyce.The Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to seal their place in the last-four of a World Cup for the first time since 1990.Only one England team in history has gone further in the competition than Southgate’s men – Sir Alf Ramsey’s 1966 champions – but many are calling for the boss to change his team for what appears to be their toughest test yet in Russia.It has been suggested England start with another holding player alongside Jordan Henderson to combat Croatia’s world-class midfield, which includes Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic.Some frustrated fans have also called for Marcus Rashford to replace Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City flyer wasted a number of goalscoring chances against the Swedes – continuing his England goal drought which stretches all the way back to October 2015.
A post mortem will be held this morning into tragic Carrigans teenager Caolan Page.The 19 year old died in suspicious circumstances on Sunday last after being found in Derry city centre on Saturday with serious head injuries.Police a hoping the post mortem which will take place in Belfast will shed some light on what caused the popular young man’s death. More than 5,000 people have logged on and left messages on a Facebook site dedicated to the memory of the young Donegal man.The PSNI have viewed extensive CCTV footage of the area around Magazine Street where Caolon was found.However they are still appealing for anyone who may have witnessed Caolon near Waterloo Street and Magazine Street around 1.20am to contact them.Ends TRUTH BEHIND CAOLAN’S TRAGIC DEATH TO BE REVEALED AFTER POST MORTEM was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:Caolan Pagepost mortem
An announced crowd of 8,331 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La., near the northwest part of the state across the Red River from Shreveport, watched as Maciej Lampe led the Hornets (1-3) with 23 points. New Orleans, which will play just six games in Louisiana this season and most of their home games in Oklahoma City, trailed 49-38 at halftime. James comes back strong: LeBron James had another strong game in Trenton, N.J., scoring 30 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Philadelphia 76ers 106-102 an exhibition game. James was back at Sovereign Bank Arena for the first time since scoring 50 points there in a high school game. Clippers moves: Free agent tryout players Jared Reiner and Fred Vinson have been waived, leaving the Clippers roster at 16 players. The Clippers expect to keep 14, meaning the team’s three remaining tryout players – Rodney White, Yuta Tabuse and Boniface Ndong – are vying for one final spot. – Joe Stevens Change at the top: Former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo will step down as chairman of the NBA’s board of governors next week, a move Colangelo asked for because he felt it was time to give someone else a chance at the job. Colangelo, the Suns’ chairman and chief executive, will continue to serve as the team’s representative on the board and as a member of committees for finance, long-range planning, collective bargaining and player relations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 28-year-old Collier died Saturday after he had difficulty breathing at home. His agent, Richard Howell, said Collier may have had an enlarged heart. A number of NBA players have had heart-related problems, including New York Knicks forward Eddy Curry. The Knicks recently acquired the 22-year-old Curry from the Chicago Bulls, more than six months after he had an irregular heartbeat that caused him to miss the final 13 games of last season and the playoffs. He was traded after refusing to take a DNA test to determine a possible genetic heart problem. Minnesota guard Fred Hoiberg had open heart surgery in June and will miss the upcoming season. Houston forward Juwan Howard developed viral myocarditis, an infection of the heart, after getting the flu late last season, and required six months rest. Back home, sort of: Playing their first game in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets saw the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs win their first exhibition game of the season, 97-90. “The medical protocols employed by our teams have traditionally been left to the best practices of team physicians,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “However, in light of recent events that have occurred not just in the NBA but in other sports as well, we think it is prudent to follow up with our teams to find out what the norms are across the league.” All players get physicals before training camp, and some teams use echocardiograms to detect heart problems. But not all teams use the tests and the league has no standard for physicals, the USA Today reported Thursday. The NBA is considering a league-wide standard for physical exams following the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier. Individual team doctors from each of the NBA’s 30 franchises currently determine the physical exams for their players.
16 July 2009 He made his debut over 16 years earlier in a match between South Africa and India in Port Elizabeth on 9 December 1992. His first test match took place later that month, also in Port Elizabeth, with South Africa and India once more the two teams in action. Koertzen, now 60, was 43 years of age at the time. Reflecting on his achievement of becoming the first man to umpire 200 one-day internationals on the Cricket South Africa website, Koertzen said: “For someone who started umpiring very late in life, it is a huge personal achievement and a dream come true. It is really a great and satisfying feeling to achieve something as massive as this one. “All in all, it has been a very rewarding and a fascinating journey, something that I should be proud of,” he concluded. ‘Passion and hard work’ICC President David Morgan paid tribute to Koertzen, saying: “Rudi’s achievement is by no means a small one and is a result of his tremendous dedication, commitment and fitness. Umpiring is something he wanted to do and his achievements reflect that he has done it with passion and hard work. ‘A privilege’“Umpiring provided me the opportunity to travel country to country, meet amazing people, understand different cultures, but most importantly it was a privilege to see young talent of yesterday become stalwarts of today.” South African cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen has enjoyed a long and successful career. His longevity in the sport has helped him to a number of records; recently he became the first umpire to stand in 200 one-day internationals. He also became the second man to do the double of 100 one-day internationals and 100 tests when he took to the field in the second Ashes test at Lords on Thursday. By 1997 he was a full-time ICC umpire, and in 2002 he was elected to the ICC’s Elite Panel. He has umpired in three World Cups: in 1999, 2003, and 2007. Continuing, he added: “It has been exciting 17 years in the business, one that many would envy, I”m sure. Every job has highs and lows and umpiring is no exception. A model professionalKoertzen is a model professional – keeps fit with regular gym visits and employs modern technology to help refine his game by studying batsmen, their techniques, and their previous dismissals on television. On Saturday, 11 July, Koertzen reached the 200 one-day international (ODI) milestone when he stood in the second ODI between Ireland and Kenya in Dublin. To mark the occasion, Koertzen received a trophy from Cricket Ireland President Arthur Vince on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Looking back on the evolution of the game during his time as an international umpire, Koertze said: “While the sport has changed, so have the Laws over the years, I think for the better for the game. I think cricket of today is far more entertaining, challenging, demanding and competitive for the players, organisers and spectators than it was few years ago. Highly respected around the world, Koertzen is known for his deliberate and slow raising of the finger when giving batsmen out. Never does his finger shoot up. It has become his trademark and is commonly referred to as the “slow death”. “It’s a matter of great honour for the ICC itself that one of its umpires has reached this landmark. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to congratulate Rudi for serving our great game through his umpiring and being a role model and inspiration for many young up and coming umpires.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in I live in Wheelock, Vermont, a town with 598 residents. Our town is so small that we have neither a post office nor a zip code. To get my mail, I have to travel two miles to the post office in Sheffield, our larger neighbor. (Sheffield has a population of 704.)There’s a $90 million construction project underway in Sheffield this summer. In its entire 200-year history, the sleepy town has never seen anything like this.A company called First Wind is installing 16 utility-scale wind turbines, each 420 feet tall, on a Sheffield ridgeline. When I drive down the gravel road from my house to the post office, there’s a spot on the road where I can glimpse the new turbines on the horizon. When they go online next winter, the turbines will generate 115,000 megawatt-hours per year — enough electricity to meet the needs of every home in Caledonia County.The wind farm is located on Duck Pond Road. To those of us who live nearby, Duck Pond Road, a gravel road that passes over Sheffield Heights, is the back way to Barton. Most of the road passes through undisturbed woods, and until this summer, the road got almost no traffic. There are a handful of hunting camps on Duck Pond Road; none of them have electricity.Over the past few decades, I’ve enjoyed snowshoeing on the west side of Duck Pond Road, where it’s fun to travel between the area’s four high-altitude ponds. The last time my friend Bill and I went snowshoeing up there, we didn’t see anybody all day. But we did see plenty of moose tracks.The development now under way in Sheffield is the first commercial wind development in Vermont in 10 years, and the largest wind farm ever built in Vermont. Compared to… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.
Interested in seeing the world with your camera? Here are several videography markets for those who prefer to keep moving.Experienced production professionals aren’t the only ones getting paid flights from their employers. Videographers and producers early into their careers can also land camera jobs and get out of town. Here are a few markets to consider.The Dance Competition and Convention CircuitThe world of dance competitions for kids and teens is a self-sustaining, thriving, and fascinating national subculture. It’s as serious a party as you’ve ever seen. Some of the students who enter these competitions rehearse with their studios three times a week, and they end up dancing for the likes of Janelle Monáe. Each city’s distinctive taste in music and choreography extends from local working dancers to the devoted kids they teach. Imagine ten-hour days of intricate formations, costumes, emotions, stories within songs, and countless dramas behind the scenes.As a camera-curious radio professional (and a former dancer), I did a season with a premier dance competition company for my first videography job. I can’t recommend this scenario enough to freelancers who are just getting started in film and video production. Roughly each weekend — January-May — the company bought flights for a small team of us to travel to cities hosting competitions. Our jobs were to liaise with the host theaters (which involved widely varying resources and input situations), unload trucks with equipment and merch, and set up our stations.For videographers at these events, it’s generally just you with a tripod, following the dancers through solo and group routines. In this company’s case, a sole camera captured footage in each city — unless the turnout was large enough to warrant two rooms. Livestream setup and execution was our responsibility. We used Wirecast on a Blackmagic setup to stream and record footage that participating studios purchased. At the end of each season, finals offered a chance to work a switcher for production screens and the stream. (Other competitions make recap videos of each city and take backstage footage for social media.)The money was well above traditional PA day-rates, and it depended on the length of each competition. On the best weekends, I went home with $1,000. Accommodations, in our case, were stellar each time, and we received a per diem for meals and transportation. Once, while working in Raleigh, North Carolina — during limited but rich free time — I explored the courtyard of a Gothic church. Another time, while in Des Moines, I discovered the thriving film photography scene at a gallery, where I made new friends. I had time to take photos for myself — sometimes shooting portraits of my teammates who hosted or worked backstage at competitions — many of whom needed shots for dance auditions and materials.Some sought-after competitions to research include Showbiz National Talent, Revolution Talent, and Kids Artistic Revue. (Here’s a comprehensive list.) Be sure to find out if videographers or photographers are required to sell media packages themselves during the competition — which is a less-attractive gig for many.Storytelling for NGOsAn excellent entry into documentary filmmaking, this route often guarantees international travel — while significantly broadening your horizons. Journalists will find video storytelling quite intuitive in this setting. While you’re working expressly to raise funds for a nonprofit, you’re ultimately compelling others toward a course of action — it’s documentary work, albeit less subtle. Bilingual or multilingual production professionals will have particular success in this market.Tel Aviv-based journalist David P. Alexander talked to Columbia Journalism Review about the clients he formed relationships with after working with Wildlife Alliance in Cambodia, which started him down a path of video storytelling for NGOs. He came from a newsroom, and he relished the creativity of this medium. Spots for nonprofits don’t have to conform to the stylistic specifications of a publication; rather, they’re similar to narrative journalism.Before you pursue major organizations, look around for foundations and nonprofits in your own backyard who need content (or whose content you think you can improve), and partner with them to get some videos under your belt.Cruise Ship LifeIf you’re not claustrophobic, summers at sea are completely feasible for early-career production professionals — as well as more experienced filmmakers. Cruise lines hire videographers and editors to turn around daily videos capturing the guests’ experiences. These videos then play on screens in common areas — later, they appear in marketing projects. Vistas can range from Alaskan coastlines to the French Riviera.Filming live music is a steady part of documenting cruise ship life. Working for a cruiseliner is a great roundabout way into concert photography and videography. Entertainment Cruise Productions runs a jazz trip called “Blue Note at Sea,” hosting the likes of Gregory Porter. Sixthman puts on a wide array of blockbuster music cruises, like the “KISS Cruise” and Belle & Sebastian’s indie darling “Boaty Weekender.”Mainstream cruiseliners send out ships year-round for extreme adventurers. Princess Cruises requires a year of videography experience to apply. Some command of sales and customer service will improve your odds, as video producers sell media packages to guests. Here’s some great info to consider.Cover image via Princess Cruises.Looking for more on the film and video industry? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: Our Favorite Releases from This Year’s ShowThe Essential Guide to Finding Deals on Video Production GearMulti-Camera Direction Tips for Properly Shooting Live EventsThe 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000Gear Roundup: Finding the Best SD Cards for Your Camera
Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Over 3k athletes converge at 2019 Batang Pinoy in Tagum City SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte She had spend quite some time on the sidelines recovering from the anterior cruciate ligament tear in her right knee but being healthy for the past three years, she only has one goal in mind—to win that elusive title.“I’m hoping to get that championship before I leave,” said Tolentino Friday at Blue Eagle Gym in Ateneo after the team’s practice.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTolentino was one of Ateneo’s best players in Season 80 tallying a total of 185 points to become the ninth best scorer in the league and the second-highest scoring Lady Eagle behind Jhoanna Maraguinot who had a total of 203 points.She’s also seen gradual improvement from the team that struggled to return to championship form since three-time UAAP MVP and two-time champion Alyssa Valdez graduated in 2016. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants View comments “I think it’s really a good year for the team because we’re really blending in well with coach O’s [Oliver Almadro] system and you can see the improvement since our training in July last year,” said Tolentino. “I’m really happy with the team.”Tolentino knows that getting to the championship round, a place Ateneo has been in for six straight seasons beginning in 2012 until 2017, will require the combined efforts of a rather polarizing roster.The Lady Eagles have a mixed bag of seniors in Tolentino, captain Bea De Leon, co-captain Maddie Madayag, Kim Gequillana, and Ponggay Gaston, and a ton of rookies.“It’s a challenge because the majority of the team is made up of rookies and at the same time we have quite a few seniors in Bea, Maddie, and Kim and they’ve taken up the leadership role,” said Tolentino.“It’s not too bad because we have our own goal and coach O has given us that role since the beginning so we all prepared and we all contributed to the team in any way we can.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MANILA, Philippines—Kat Tolentino was supposed to be part of the 2015 Ateneo team that won the UAAP women’s volleyball title but a knee injury prevented her from even stepping into the padded floors.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war