FEU’s Dennison sets career-high amid jeers from DLSU crowd

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University lost its opener against defending champion La Salle but another story was Ron Dennison’s personal battle against the crowd in white-and-green inside Mall of Asia Arena Sunday.Dennison was the focus of the La Salle faithful’s hatred, which stemmed from an on-court scuffle involving the Tamaraws and Green Archers in the Kadayawan Cup a few weeks back.ADVERTISEMENT The graduating guard said the jeers only fueled him to play better and he played his best game yet, putting up a career-high 21 points to go along with seven boards, and four assists.“Those boos were added motivation for me,” said Dennison, whose previous career-high of 13 points also came against La Salle, in Filipino. “People close to me know that whenever the crowd is against me I play usually harder.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDennison was also efficient from the floor going 10-of-14 overall and 9-of-12 in the two-point region.Also, Dennison’s 21 points are almost half of his total production from Season 79. He only scored 45 points the entire season last year. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I want to show to the La Salle crowd that I can play cleanly,” said Dennnison. “I think they saw that. They aren’t blind for all I know.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled De Ocampo goes to Meralco in three-team trade Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Winning start MOST READ 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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President to swear in new 10-member ERC today

first_imgSome seven years after the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) expired, President David Granger will be swearing in the 10 new members of the body today.The ceremony will be held at the State House.President David GrangerThis comes over a month after the National Assembly approved the appointment of the nominees from 10 stakeholder entities as members of the Commission.The new members to be appointed are: Pastor John Smith from the Christian community; Rajkumarie Singh from the Hindu community; Roshan Khan from the Muslim community; Norris Witter from the labour movement; Norman McLean, the Private Sector representative; Deodat Persaud for youth organisations; Ruth Howard for women’s organisations; Ashton Simon for Amerindian groups; Barrington Braithwaite for African groups and Neaz Suban for Indian groups.The Opposition had raised concerns with the length of time it took for persons to be appointed to the Commission.However, when the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Appointments was presented to the National Assembly for adoption and approval on January 19, Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, told the National Assembly that while an earlier time would have been appropriate for such an important body, there were several hindrances to the process.He disclosed that the Committee held nine meetings, but difficulties were encountered with one of the bodies selecting a nominee. The Minister added too that while there could have been more consultations with citizens, persons were not as responsive even when the deadlines were extended.The ERC plays an integral role as a constitutional entity which serves to protect and preserve the interests of all stakeholders as far as creating an atmosphere of tolerance and harmony among the different races and ethnic groups in Guyana’s diverse society.The Commission initially comprised representatives from seven different constituencies, but in 2015 it was increased to 10.The ERC is a constitutional body established under the Herdmanston Accord. It works with persons and agencies to promote harmonious ethnic relations. The Commission also deals with complaints, promotes training in racial harmony, and fosters a sense of security, among all ethnic groups.The Commission had been virtually dysfunctional since 2011 when then Opposition Leader Robert Corbin had secured an injunction against the body, barring the Chairman and two Commissioners from taking any decision, recommendation or issuing any direction on behalf of the constitutional body.last_img read more

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Why Americans should support Mexico at the World Cup

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Topics The US failure to qualify for the World Cup shocked me because domestic soccer in this country is only growing and getting better, just as it is in Liga MX. Indeed, we’re already starting to see that American fans have begun to embrace the Mexican league. I watched a Mexican domestic game a few weeks back and when the camera panned to the crowd, I saw tons of Americans wearing US colors. And that’s because of the appreciation that supporters here in the United States now have for the game. Fifteen years ago, we didn’t have many soccer fans in America. We didn’t know what the beautiful game was until recently.But now USA fans now look at soccer on a global scale. They’re not just stuck on supporting the USMNT, they’re taking note of every team, including the Mexicans. They are opening up their eyes and realizing: “Wow, the Mexican team are really good. Why don’t we try and support them?” US fans appreciate passionate, skilled teams – and they like how El Tri play.And then there’s the huge part Mexican-American and Latino fans play within US soccer. Look at Major League Soccer’s newest club, LAFC. Half of the fans there are of Mexican descent. So the support that MLS has here in the US has a huge part to do with Mexico fans.Can I see hardcore American Outlaws wearing Mexico shirts this summer? Maybe not just yet, but as long as Mexico play to their undoubted ability anything is possible. Americans love a winner. Imagine the reaction here if El Tri won the World Cup and fans from both sides of the border cheered. So it’s a matter of the respect of the sport and the appreciation that the players are getting better and they’re growing.If American fans see a great player, if we see a great team, if we see somebody winning a World Cup, we’re going to support them. Even if it is Mexico! Mexico (Football) World Cup Share on WhatsApp Mexico (World news) Léelo en españolAs an athlete of Mexican descent who won gold for the United States at the Olympics, I know there is a little friction, to say the least, between the US and Mexico.So I understand that for some it’s hard to embrace the idea that Americans will cheer for their biggest rivals, Mexico, at the World Cup – particularly after the US missed out on this month’s tournament in Russia. But I can see it happening. Let me explain. Reuse this contentcenter_img Share via Email Share on Twitter US sports World Cup 2018 Mexico: North America’s team comment Share on Messenger Share on Facebooklast_img read more

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