Apoel labour to narrow win over Luxembourg minnows

first_imgApoel earned a narrow 1-0 win in their Champions League second round first leg qualifying match against F91 Dudelange on Wednesday night at the GSP Stadium.It was far from a vintage display from the Cyprus champions, as they needed a 71st minute Facundo Bertoglio strike to give them a slight advantage going into the second leg. On a very hot and humid night in Nicosia, Apoel got off to a sluggish start, failing to control the game with the Luxembourg side looking fairly comfortable despite their daunting task. The first good moment of the game for Apoel came on the 20-minute mark when new signing Tommy Oar hit the crossbar with a thunderbolt of a strike on the bounce. However, aside from that excellent effort, Apoel failed to muster anything of note in the rest of the first 45 minutes, leaving the home faithful slightly concerned.The second period started far more promisingly. Just three minutes in, a teasing inswinging free-kick was helped on by Bertoglio which crept just inches wide of the goal.Five minutes later came a similar opportunity, as a free-kick from the other side was nodded goalwards by Igor De Camargo, leading the line for Apoel on the night, but eventually the ball bobbled well wide.Apoel’s lack of fluidity, especially in the final third, left the fans feeling more and more nervous as the game went on. As heavy favourites, it was shaping up to be a disappointing evening.Yet, on 71 minutes, those nerves subsided as Bertoglio who had gone mightily close not long before, was able to convert from inside the box to give Apoel what proved to be the winner.Vander, on as a second-half substitute, failed to find anybody from his initial cross but his second attempt, via a deflection, fell to the Argentine who finished smartly with the outside of his boot.Apoel would have envisaged a larger advantage going into the game but, under the circumstances, will be relieved to be taking an advantage into next Wednesday’s second leg.last_img read more

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Ja’s Thomas wins NCAA shot put title

first_imgFormer Edwin Allen High athlete Danniel Thomas captured the women’s shot put title at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday night at the Hayward Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. Olympian Thomas, a final year student at Kent State University, upstaged a very strong field to win the event with a heave of 19.15 metres. Thomas is now the fourth ranked athlete in the world in the event. Emmonnie Henderson of University of Louisville was second with 17.92m with third going to Brittainy Mann of University of Southern California (USC)with 17.49m. Two-time champion Roven Saunders of the University of Mississippi was fourth. Thomas, in an interview with the NCAA website, said she remained focused throughout the event. “I just went out there and tried to be in my own zone. I didn’t really let the fact that she (Saunders) was in the competition get in my head. I knew that as long as I did what I was supposed to do I would have done very well,” she said.last_img read more

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Pelicans primed to draft Zion Williamson and another top-5 prospect

first_imgRio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge While new Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin and coach Alvin Gentry have declined to announce their draft intentions, Gentry chuckled when describing the pressure to get the decision right as “Really very little. Minimal, OK? I think we’ll make the right decision.”The ability to make that first pick this year “gives a boost to our franchise right away,” Gentry said. “We’re going to end up with a really good basketball player.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Pelicans even posted a compilation of Williamson’s Duke highlights on their official website.The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was just the second freshman to be a consensus national player of the year, along with Kevin Durant with Texas in 2007. While Williamson has yet to exhibit consistent outside shooting, he has displayed a dominant mix of power, quickness and skill that has convinced scouts of his extraordinary promise as a pro. MOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN For fantasy sports players, James Harden is the NBA MVP Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Duke’s Zion Williamson (1) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Clemson, in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils freshman is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis’ trade request has been honored, it’s time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise.Duke star Zion Williamson is widely seen as the top pro prospect to enter any NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the Pelicans — thanks to an unlikely NBA draft lottery victory last month — have the right to select him first overall on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT He averaged 22.6 points per game at Duke and also was voted to the ACC’s All-Defensive Team after averaging 8.9 rebounds, 2.12 steals and 1.8 blocked shots per game. He leaves Duke as the holder of several freshman records, including single-game scoring after his 35-point outburst against Syracuse in January.And this draft could have enormous, long-term implications for New Orleans even beyond the addition of Williamson because of the bounty of first-round draft choices the Pelicans are to receive from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the Davis deal.The trade — which also sent a total of three first-round picks to the Pelicans — won’t become official until after the new NBA league year begins July 6. But when the Lakers pick fourth overall, they will effectively select for the Pelicans and eventually will send that player to New Orleans — unless that pick is moved in a subsequent trade on behalf of the Pelicans by draft night. And while deciding whether to select Williamson isn’t bound to cause any mental anguish or second guesses, deciding who to pick fourth overall could be a much tougher call.Gentry noted that while most drafts have just a few elite prospects, there often are future stars mined from mid- to late-first-round picks — never mind a second top-five choice like New Orleans has acquired.“There is the high end, front end of the draft, but there’s going to be a guy that’s drafted 14 to 25 that’s going to be a game changer also,” Gentry said. “It’s happened almost every year and that’s where Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant and Giannis (Antetokounmpo) and those guys were all drafted — in that area right there. So, somewhere along the line, there’s going to be some surprise guys that’ll step up that’s going to become really good basketball players.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao A handful of prospects stand out as possible fourth overall picks, and the position they play could be a factor.The Davis trade brought New Orleans highly regarded small forward Brandon Ingram, point guard Lonzo Ball and shooting guard Josh Hart. Ball and Ingram would be presumed starters alongside veteran guard Jrue Holiday and Williamson at power forward. The only true center on the roster is Jahlil Okafor. Forward Julius Randle also can play center, but is essentially a free agent with a player option to return for next season. Christian Wood, a 6-10 forward who thrived in his short, late-season stint with the Pelicans, also could play center.Texas’ Jaxson Hayes (6-11, 220) is widely seen as the top center in the draft, but not necessarily a top-five talent, so free agency might be the more practical route for the Pelicans to pursue an upgrade there.Three players widely projected among picks Nos. 4-6 are Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland (6-2, 175), Texas Tech shooting guard Jarrett Culver (6-7, 194), and Virginia wing player De’Andre Hunter (6-7, 225).While none of them would be expected to start immediately, each could emerge as an increasingly prominent player in the rotation as the season wears on. And the ability to bring a reliable scorer, playmaker or defender off the bench could make all the difference if the Pelicans find themselves making a playoff push next March.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted View commentslast_img read more

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Arts in Burbank schools get Warner Bros. boost

first_imgThe money will pay for instruments and teacher training, said Michelle Crozier, the foundation’s chairwoman and vice president for corporate responsibility at Warner Bros. “The program is a viable framework that, with the proper financial and public support, will provide quality arts programs in Burbank schools for many years to come,” she said. Officials are planning how to raise the rest of the $10 million, though payouts are slated to begin next year, said Joel Shapiro, a BUSD deputy superintendent. “There has not been adequate funding for the most part for many years,” he said. “Whenever school districts have been on lean times, arts education has been the subject most impacted. “It’s part of the education of a well-rounded person to be educated in all four areas of the arts – visual arts, dance, music and drama.” BURBANK – A foundation intended to bolster arts education in the city’s public schools has begun with a $300,000 donation from a local studio. The organizers of the Burbank Arts Education Foundation plan to create a $10 million endowment to ensure that Burbank Unified School District arts programs have a steady source of cash and equal access for all students. “It’s so all the students in Burbank can appreciate the arts, not just the ones that are affluent enough to pay for private lessons,” said Peggy Burt, a foundation board member and arts teacher. The foundation was established Thursday with $300,000 in seed money from Burbank-based Warner Bros. Entertainment. About 40 percent of the profits from the endowment will be funneled to Burbank Arts for All, part of a county program to preserve arts education at public schools. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304last_img read more

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L.A. rolls welcome mat out in China

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe number of Chinese tourists increased 41 percent in 2003-04 over the previous year. That number also grew by 26 percent in 2004-05 over 2003-04. Tourism is the second largest industry in Los Angeles, employing more than 260,000 area residents. In 2005, 24.9 million tourists visited Los Angeles, contributing $28.5 billion in total economic impact, including direct visitor spending, according to the Mayor’s Office. The mayor is set to visit Japan next week. Los Angeles will open a tourism office in Beijing, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced Sunday during his 14-day trip through Asia to promote trade. Saying the tourism industry is critical to the economic health of Los Angeles, the mayor said the office would market the city to the Chinese as an attractive business and leisure destination. “With the opening of the new tourism office in Beijing, Los Angeles is putting down a permanent welcome mat for the tens of millions of Chinese tourists who will visit our great city in the coming years,” he said in a printed statement. “More tourism means more jobs and a healthier economy.” Of the $12.9 billion in direct visitor spending in Los Angeles in 2005, officials said $78 million was generated by visitors from China, and Chinese tourists were the fastest-growing foreign-visitor group. 160Want 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

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Bassini: I’ve been given £25m by West Ham owner to fund Bolton takeover

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Jim then interrupted to ask whether Bassini would confirm he has bid around £28million for Bolton, with Sullivan’s assistance.“Yes,” he replied.“They are saying, ‘no, we’ve got a preferred bidder’, but we are the better choice because: A, we’re footballing people, and B, financially we’ll stabilise the club.”When asked what Sullivan will get out the deal, Bassini continued: “Me and David are doing quite a lot of property at the moment.“The [Bolton] stadium needs a refurb, the hotel [within the stadium] needs sorting, the training ground needs sorting… there are a lot of things that need sorting out.” deals Bolton have released a statement saying they are close to selling the club, but Bassini is planning to make a rival bid Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT host Jim White on Friday, Bassini claim: “Dave Sullivan, who I’ve known since I was a child, called me and said, ‘look Laurence, you’re going to need some help because you’re getting slaughtered out there’.“He then says, ‘I’m going to give you the money so you can go and do this. I’m going to give you £25million so you can sort yourself out’ – which he’s done.“I’ve got seven or eight of my own which is available.“He spoke to Simon Jordan – and Simon was shocked that he’d done it.“[Sullivan] said, ‘he needs the help because nobody is believing it and it’s looked pretty bad’.” Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa latest 3 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions 3 Eden Hazard takes time out to play with kids at Chelsea soccer school And on the question of whether Sullivan being involved will go against any regulations?“No,” Bassini added, “because David is not going to be involved with the club.“He’ll help with the assets, as he’s helped me before with things and has been great.”And will Bassini repay the West Ham co-owner in full when the time comes?He finished: “Yes, he’s not even concerned about that. That is not a problem.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s latest Laurence Bassini interview IN FULL above LATEST Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream Type LIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen JIBE Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED talkSPORT host Jim White spoke with Laurence Bassini on Friday and got the latest update on his prospective purchase of Bolton Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder 3 Laurence Bassini has told talkSPORT he has been given £25million by West ham co-owner David Sullivan to help him buy Bolton Wanderers.The British businessman has not given up hope of completing his takeover of the cash-strapped outfit, despite seeing a bid to buy them in May collapsing and leading to the club entering administration.Earlier this year, Bassini was adamant he had reached an agreement to buy Bolton, who were relegated to League One following a disastrous season with financial problems off the pitch. MOST-READ FOOTBALL HEADLINES Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January TROPHY getty boost Getty Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea However, Bolton then released a statement clarifying that was not the case.Bizarrely, Bassini again insisted to talkSPORT that he had ‘taken control’ of the club and branded owner Ken Anderson a ‘liar’.His bid eventually collapsed, however, as he could not provide proof of funds.Since then, the Trotters’ administrators have said they have a ‘Heads of Terms’ agreement signed with the ‘preferred bidder’ – rumoured to be a consortium featuring Dutch businessman Rob Jansen and former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt.However, Bassini has now revealed he plans to make another bid for the Lancashire club after receiving a gift from an old friend – West Ham chief Sullivan. 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Storify Closing Down in May 2018

first_imgThe news from my friend Birgit Pauli-Haack took me by surprise last night: Storify announced it will soon close down. A fantastic #WordPress dev opportunity: @Storify just announced its “End of Life” for May 2018. The export is kinda lame. If I could import a story from Storify into a WordPress Post/Page that would be fabulous! I have a few stories that I wouldn’t want to lose. #biz— Birgit Pauli-Haack (@bph) December 12, 2017As a Storify user with almost 150 stories, I’ve got some work to do before they close down! What is Storify?If you’re not familiar with Storify, it’s an online platform that allows users to quickly curate online stories from existing content on various online sites, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and others.When it first came out, I was thrilled to use Storify. As were many other publishers and journalists.What an easy way to quickly take notes and publish stories from events, news of the day, and conferences.My Storify ExperienceOver six years, I published events from WordCamps, online user experience conferences, our local meetups, and more. I loved Storify for its ease of use for adding content, by simply copying a URL from the source.However, after a while, I became a bit disheartened with Storify. Their newer versions removed formatting features that I had come to depend on.I knew that Storify wasn’t accessible, but asked their team for updates on what their plans were for improving accessibility.They didn’t have any. It wasn’t on their roadmap.When WordPress came out with oEmbeds for tweets and other online services, I slowly stopped using Storify and published my curated posts on my blog.But I never made a plan for what to do with my Storify stories. Now I have six months to figure that out. Like Birgit, I have a lot of stories I don’t want to lose.What Storify Users Need To Do Before May 16, 2018According to Storify’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), existing Storify users can continue to use Storify until May 16, 2018.If users want to keep their Storify content, they’ll need to export it before May 16, 2018. Which is good, that Storify offers an option to export.However, the export is a four-step process for each story.That may not be an issue for someone with less than 20-30 stories. But for me, at almost 150 stories, and my friend Patricia Anderson with over 250 stories, that’s a lot of work. OH NO! Can I export my content? Storify CLOSING?!? @SusannahFox— P. F. Anderson (@pfanderson) December 12, 2017How to Export Your Storify StoryIf you want to export your stories, login to Storify, and use these four steps:Hover your mouse over the story you want to export and select ViewSelect the ellipses icon, choose ExportChoose your preferred format for download, HTML, XML, or JSONStorify export optionsTo save your content and linked assets in HTML, select File > Save as > Web Page, CompleteYou’ll need to repeat the four-step process for each story you want to save.And you’ll need to do it by May 16, 2018 because Storify will no longer be available after that day. SummaryIf you’re a Storify user who wants to keep your stories, you’ll need to take steps by May 16, 2018 to export each Storify story.Unfortunately, as of December 12, 2017, there is no option other than to use the four-step process to export each story.Personally, I’m hoping a WordPress plugin author considers creating a plugin that will automate the process. For more info about Storify closing down and the Storify plugin (now discontinued) check out Jeff Chandler’s post on WP Tavern. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHow I’m Migrating My Storify StoriesWhen Storify announced in late 2017 they were closing down, I wasn’t too surprised. I had been an early adopter of Storify, using it to curate events, talks, and conferences since 2011. Storify had a drag-and-drop interface that made it easy to add tweets, Flickr photos, posts, and other online…In “Blogging”Storytelling and College History ClassIf you’re new to my site, you may not know I’m a big fan of Storify (which unfortunately closed down on May 16, 2018). I love using Storify because it’s an easy way for me to use different social networks, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, as well as other web resources…In “Social media”Learn Secret Gutenberg Tips on September 14Have you started using Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor currently in beta testing? Wondering if there are faster or easier ways to edit in Gutenberg? Or have you run into some issues, but haven’t figured out how to resolve the problems? Then you don’t want to miss this week’s Gutenberg…In “WordPress”last_img read more

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Coega port blasting ahead

first_img23 February 2005South Africa will soon have a brand new high-capacity port. Developers say Ngqura, a multi-user deepwater port on the Coega River, and part of the multi-billion rand Coega industrial development zone (IDZ), is rapidly taking shape.The government is spending about US$400-million on the port – and other improvements in and adjacent to the Coega IDZ.Construction on the port is already far advanced, and the facility is expected to be ready for commercial traffic by the end of 2005. It will have a capacity for accommodating bigger container vessels than any of South Africa’s seven other commercial ports.The filling up of the Ngqura harbour basin was completed in July 2004, which means that 5.75-million cubic metres of water have now replaced the 14-million cubic metres of beach sand that were removed.With the depth of the channel and the protected position in Algoa Bay, the port is in one of the best spots for a harbour along the South African coast.A channel carved by an ancient glacier allowed the development of the port to up to 23 metres. Protected from south-westerly winds by a finger of land, the port’s bay has 330 anchor days per year.Coega’s cutter suction dredger finished cutting an approach channel into the basin in December, meaning that the water in the basin now rises and falls in time with the tide.“With the quay walls complete, the successful filling of the harbour basin in July last year, the dredging finished, and the steady progress of the breakwaters, our main focus at the moment is the positioning of the concrete structures [caissons]”, said National Ports Authority resident engineer Chris Matchett.Matchett said the caissons were towed into position using tugboats and positioned by a system of anchors and winches before being flooded and sunk on prepared stone foundation beds.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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3 strategic goals SEO consultants should fulfill

first_img Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 What is the benefit of an SEO strategy? This is a question I get asked quite frequently — and one that I usually have to answer more than once. While many business owners and companies accept the need for SEO, many are still confused or mystified by what SEO really provides. Being able to prove ROI to clients or your boss is essential to success and maintaining a good relationship.In this post, I want to cover three essential goals you can fulfill with an SEO strategy: visibility, traffic and ROI. I will explain how these three goals create a positive impact and how you can show these results to the decision-makers.VisibilityThe first goal SEO consultants can fulfill is increased online brand visibility. Consumers assume that top placement in the search rankings is a “stamp of approval” for the brand. While we know that this is not always the case, many searchers interpret high rank as a brand endorsement.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]From our sponsors: 3 strategic goals SEO consultants should fulfill 3 strategic goals SEO consultants should fulfillYou are here: Posted on 16th November 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital Marketing3 strategic goals SEO consultants should fulfilllast_img read more

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New coach wants to see better speed, power, accuracy from Lady Maroons

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Koreas to form their first joint Olympic team for Winter Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I’m not trying to change the way they play, what I’m here to do is improve the way they play,” said Okumu Wednesday at UP College of Human Kinetics.“They should be faster, if they spike they should spike stronger, if they can pass they should pass better. Every thing, I’m trying to improve the speed, power, accuracy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLast year, Okumu took over a UP team that ended up with a 7-7 record in Season 79 under head coach Jerry Yee.The Kenyan national believes that with UP’s intact core last season, it was already ripe to become a legitimate title contender. Season 78 Rookie of the Year Isa Molde, Diana Carlos, Justine Dorog, and Ayel Estrañero make up the team’s center but has yet to prove that their 2016 Final Four appearance wasn’t a fluke.“Three years is a long time for a team to play together, and I think is they should’ve won,” said Okumu. “Three years with the same team, it’s quite a long time.”“I hope that changing the speed, the way they pass or spike, and improving their power and I think we will get somewhere.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu.University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu isn’t asking much from his Lady Maroons, he just wants them to be better.Okumu said he wants the Lady Maroons to take every aspect of the game of volleyball and push it to another level.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more

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