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Students awarded for Japanese studies

first_img Read Full Story The Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies traces a distinguished history to 1995, the year the award was established by Kodansha, Ltd. Publishers in honor of Professor Edwin O. Reischauer. Each year the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies grants Noma-Reischauer prizes to the best essays authored by Harvard students on Japan-related topics. The 2013-14 awards were presented to Jakobina Arch, a fifth-year GSAS Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, for an excerpt from her dissertation titled, “Whale Graves and Whale Spirits: The Place of Whales in Early Modern Japanese Religion,” and to Sarah Ngo ‘13 for her undergraduate thesis titled, “Fans Afloat: A Study of the Types of Attributes of Japanese Fan Screens.”The prizes were conferred during a joint ceremony on Friday, December 6,together with the annual Tazuko Ajiro Monane Prize for accomplishments in the study of the Japanese language. Underwritten by the Tazuko Ajiro Monane Memorial Fund and granted by the Japanese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the prize recognizes outstanding Japanese language learners who have completed at least two years of study at Harvard. This year’s recipient, Jenni Ting ’15, graciously thanked her instructors and family members present at the event, first in Japanese before translating her speech in English.last_img read more

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Third-quarter losses wipe out earlier gains for Lithuania’s pension funds

first_imgLithuania’s second and third-pillar pension fund results took a pounding in the third quarter as a result of heavy equity market losses.According to the Bank of Lithuania (BoL), the sector’s regulator, second-pillar nominal losses in the third quarter averaged 4.28%.The five high-risk funds, which can invest up to 100% in equities, posted the highest losses, of 9.27%, followed by the nine medium-risk funds (with equity limits of 50-70%) at 5.36%, and the four low-risk funds (25-30% equity investment) at 1.86%.Only the eight conservative bond funds generated a positive return, of 0.46%. The latest results wiped out the strong growth made earlier in the year by the equity-focused funds, dragging the total year-to-date average down to 0.11%, from 7.55% at the end of the first quarter.Nine-month losses averaged 0.39% for the high-risk funds and 0.27% for the medium-risk ones, compared with gains of 13.28% and 8.52%, respectively, at the end of the first quarter.However, there was a wide variation in performance, with two of the high-risk funds and four of the medium-risk ones making positive returns as of the end of September.The low-risk and conservative funds generated nine-month returns of 0.77% and 0.90%, respectively.Audrius Šilgalis, senior specialist at the financial services and markets analysis division of BoL’s Supervision Service, said: “The sharp decline in stock prices in China’s market and turmoil in the European and global financial markets resulted in the value of a major part of the second-pillar pension funds’ units to decrease in the third quarter.“However, due to a particularly successful beginning of the year, the return on second-pillar pension funds over the nine months of this year is positive.”Over this period, assets continued to grow, by 7.2% to €2bn, due to continuing inflows from contributions.Although the system is voluntary, around 80% of the workforce has signed up.The results for the third-pillar funds were even worse.Third-quarter losses averaged 6.03%, compared with a positive return of 9.16% at the end of March.Losses ranged from 9.34% for the highest equity structures to 4.86% for medium-risk plans and 0.58% for bond/minimal equity funds.For the nine-month period, the three conservative funds generated a small positive average return of 0.66%, while the five high and four medium-risk funds made losses of 1.4% and 0.22%, respectively.Assets over the nine-month period grew by 9.8% to €52.1m, driven by a 13.9% increase in membership.last_img read more

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CDC educates children on disaster preparedness

first_imgThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) held a disaster preparedness camp on Saturday for children ranging between the ages of five and eleven.Some of the children participating in a fire drillThe camp aimed at teaching children the basics in what to do in the event of a disaster. They were taught first-aid, fire safety, water sanitation and hygiene, and solid waste management.The one-day camp was held at Camp Ayanganna, the Guyana Defence Force Headquarters, Georgetown, under the theme “Planting the Seed for Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness”.The camp is the first of its kind and was sponsored by Digicel (Guyana) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).Head of CDC, Retired Colonel Chabilall Ramsarup said that the aim of the camp is to ensure that children are aware and equipped to handle disasters. The Retired Colonel pointed out that many times children lose their lives because they do not know what to do when a disaster such as a fire, occurs.“I hope we can manage them and ensure that the seeds are really planted on fertile soil so that they can go home, teach their parents, brothers and sisters and schoolmates,” Colonel Ramsarup stated.“We are hoping to do it every August. We don’t just want to do it in Georgetown, we also want to go out in other regions,” he added.UNICEF representative for disaster risk management Ian Jones said that it is important for children to be participating in such camps. Jones noted that UNICEF continues to play a major role in the lives of children.“We are very much involved in making sure that children are fully involved in disaster management,” Jones stated.During the camp, the children were formed into groups and given small prizes after completion of each task.The CDC continues to implement Disaster Risk Management Systems (RDRMS) across all 10 administrative regions of Guyana.last_img read more

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Poll: Does Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR?

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The time is right for the Giants and A’s to end a 28-year trade drought

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–It has been more than 28 years since the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s executed a player-for-player trade — Ernest Riles for Darren Lewis and Pedro Pena.The drought, which executives for both franchises are keenly aware of, shouldn’t last much longer.The A’s have already begun their regular season while the Giants are exactly one week from Opening Day against the San Diego Padres. Sunday, the teams will meet in the Bay Area for the first of three games, the chance for …last_img

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All systems go at the SKA

first_imgStanding in front of their aircraft on the brand new landing strip near the SKA site in the Northern Cape, are (l to r), Prof Justin Jonas, Dr Val Munsami, Minister David Willetts, Sir Steve Smith, Dr Simon Berry, Tim Moody, Vinny Pillay and Tracy Cheetham.(Image: Janine Erasmus)One of the reasons that the SKA is located where it is, is because of the low population density in that part of the country, resulting in little or no radio interference.(Image: SKA)A view of the KAT-7 from the top of nearby Losberg, which acts as a barrier between the installation and the SKA admin and control site.Justin Jonas and David Willetts gaze out over the MeerKAT core. Foundations for the 64-dish telescope are already being poured and the first dish is expected to be installed by the end of the year.(Images: Janine Erasmus)MEDIA CONTACTS • Tommy MakhodeChief director, communications:Department of Science and Technology• Marina JoubertSKA South Africa communications+27 83 409 4254 Janine ErasmusIt’s all systems go at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in the Northern Cape. There’s a brand new landing strip which will cut down on transport time to and from the site, and a whole host of new buildings going up. And there’s also the MeerKAT, the SKA precursor, which is under construction.The all-weather landing strip will eliminate a couple of hours of travelling time, because it saves people having to drive from the airstrip in Carnarvon – about an hour each way – which was previously the case. Getting new equipment in will also be a lot easier.It’s 1.3km long and 18m wide and is registered as a voluntary un-manned landing strip with the South African Civil Aviation Authority. It can accommodate 13-seaters and any smaller craft, but there is provision to upgrade the voluntary registration to a fully licenced landing strip, if larger aircraft should ever need to land.On 11 September the UK’s minister for universities and science, David Willetts, was part of a delegation that touched down on the landing trip for the first time. He was accompanied by Sir Steve Smith, vice-chancellor of Exeter University; Dr Simon Berry, SKA expert from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council; and Tim Moody, second secretary for science and innovation at the British High Commission.While in South Africa, WIlletts signed an agreement with his South African counterpart Derek Hanekom, to strengthen collaboration between scientists in the two countries. The two ministers pledged their support for an initiative called the Scientific Seminar Scheme. Funded equally by both ministries, this programme will comprise a series of conferences and seminars that will bring together groups of early- to mid-career scientists from South Africa and the UK.“It’s very exciting to see sub-Saharan Africa leading what is going to be one of the big science experiments of the next decade, and it’s going to be a great boost for science in South Africa and across the continent,” said Willetts, adding that he was impressed with the amount and quality of work that had been done on the SKA, as well as the speed with which the local team was working.“Where we are will be the centre of the biggest science infrastructure in the world in a decade or so,” said Prof Justin Jonas, associate director for science and engineering at SKA South Africa. “Africa has already become a big hub for science.”Easier to get thereBuildings around the site, which were quite sparse originally, are now springing up everywhere. One of the most important is the new Karoo Array processor building. This will house all the data processing racks, as well as the power and back-up equipment, required for MeerKAT. Because it’s so important to keep radio interference to a minimum, much of the processor building, including the data rack room and control room, will lie 5m below the ground. In addition, the data rack and control rooms will be shielded with steel panels over the walls and ceiling.There will be 50 racks for MeerKAT and 80 for SKA phase one. “This is where the processing will be happening,” said Jonas. “The dishes themselves use relatively small amounts of power, but a lot of power will be going to the computers.”He explained that the data rack room has to be completely shielded to prevent radio frequency interference affecting the incoming data from the telescope, and that the joins between panels will be examined with a device called a sniffer to ensure that the room is secure. If it’s not, the entire facility will be rendered useless.The door alone will weigh 360kg and will be about 30cm thick. “The amount of force required to put the door in place is more than a person can muster, so it’s pneumatic.”The data must be processed on the fly before it’s sent back to the office in Cape Town, said Jonas, because it would be too expensive to store it or send huge amounts of raw data down a fibre cable – “It’s best to put the computers where the data is,” he said. “They don’t need to be in the big city. We’re talking about data bandwidth that’s equal to that of a small continent.”Another building that’s undergoing changes is the dish assembly shed. With its volume now more than double that of the original, the team can work on two dishes at one time. A pedestal integration shed is also nearing completion – this facility will allow for the addition of the pedestal and electronics, and pre-installation testing as well.The processor building is expected to be finished by March 2014 and the shed by the end of September 2013 – this is a must because MeerKAT dish construction is expected to begin soon.Building the SKAThe 64-dish MeerKAT will be completed in 2016, and will then be the largest radio telescope in the world – until the SKA overtakes it. The team expects the first MeerKAT dish to be completed and installed by the end of 2013.At the time of the site visit, five foundations had been poured. Laying a MeerKAT foundation is not the same as laying one for a building – it’s a complex structure that has to support a 19m-high antenna and keep it stable enough in strong winds to continue accurately gathering data, as well as protect it from lightning damage. Each foundation consists of 78 cubic metres of concrete and nine tons of steel reinforcement and has to comply with a set of rigorous quality standards.The MeerKAT telescope is estimated to cost about R2-billion (US$204-million), but, said Jonas, the total budget is about R3.9-billion ($398-million) because of all the other components, such as the highly successful human capital development programme.MeerKAT will be followed by the first phase of the mid-frequency SKA component, which will be located in the area where KAT-7 and MeerKAT stand, and will comprise the existing dishes plus an extra 190.“SKA phase one extends out for about 100km or so,” said Jonas. “It’s expected that phase one will go operational in 2018, or perhaps a bit later.”Phase two of the SKA will extend further out into the African partner countries, and will also see low-frequency components coming online in Australia and New Zealand.last_img read more

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ICB 14 Glitter Design Hair Clips Grips Slides Snap on Clips : Don’t work I’m afraid

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-11-11 17:10:30Reviewed Item 14 Glitter Design Hair Clips Grips Slides Snap on ClipsRating 3.3 / 5  stars, based on  19  reviews If youre looking for a clip for your little one to go to nursery, or to wear about the house if they’re regularly lost, then you may find these fit for purpose. They are on the flimsy side, regular use may see them break. The colours are as pictured and the dotty design makes them look a little on the cheap side, as does their flat construction. If youre after something pretty, or good quality, these arent for you, but if you want something where your child is goung through a phase if losing them every day and you dont want to spend much, then this is an option. Pretty sparkley clips for a little girl – very nice. Have bought these 4 times now over a long period of time ie several years. I wear them for work to keep my hair out my eyes and i have long hair in a ponytail. So this means i clip the top of my hair back from my face and use 2 clips on each side at the top. The clips are durable and hold things where they should be. Also they are nice and colourful and have a lovely glitter effect. For the price they are good but in themselved they are an excellent hair clip. I work long shifts and i am out in all weathers , they survive hats going on and off and they still stay in place. Great product and lovely colours. The clips snap shut very well but aren’t too tight. These clips don’t hold more than a few strands of hair – they don’t hold the hair in place very well at all as they don’t snap together tightly enough. They are pretty but don’t work. Just as described , good size , nice selection of colours. Brilliant, thank you so much. . Lot of different colours with glittery effect. Very average, but fit for purposeDon’t work I’m afraidjust as expected , good size14 Glitter Design Hair Clips Grips Slides Snap on ClipsAssorted colours per cardApprox 5cm longIdeal for party bagsNot suitable for children under 3center_img Posted on November 11, 2018Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags ICBlast_img read more

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Schatzhüterin GeoTour

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeoheimnisse der Region Hannover GeoTour (GT31)November 17, 2017In “GeoTours”Houma Travel GeoTourFebruary 5, 2016In “Community”Discover Milwaukee’s Neighborhoods GeoTourJuly 31, 2015In “GeoTours” GeoTour: SchatzhüterinLocation: Hannover, GermanyFavorite Points: 2383GC4WXX9 – this requires a lot of thought, so you might think.Why Hannover is a great place to visit:Hannover is a beautiful and verdant city located in the middle of Germany. With a population of over half a million, Hannover has it all: great shopping, museums, theaters, lush parks, and more.Best time of year to visit:Hannover is a wonderful place to visit all year-round. The summer is ideal because of the nice weather. Visitors traveling from abroad during this season will notice how green and beautiful the city is. The winter in Hannover is also great, as the city has Christmas markets that open in November. If you’re coming for the sole purpose of geocaching, the warmer months are recommended – April through September.Must-see attractions:The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, a European Baroque garden, is one of the city’s most famous attractions.Berggarten is also an important European botanical garden. Some points of interest in the garden are the Tropical House, the Cactus House, the Canary House and the Orchid House. The Orchid House hosts one of the world’s largest collections of orchids, free-flying birds, and butterflies.Additionally, the Hanover Zoo is one of the most spectacular zoos in Europe.GC4WXWY – Music opens doors. Can you sing that tune?Hidden gems only locals know about:Germany is known for its geocaches hidden in lost places, and Hannover has some hidden gems that fall into this category. Old war bunkers are scattered around the city and some are even open to tourism. If you are interested in this sort of sightseeing, check with the Hannover tourism organization to see if there are available guided tours.Prizes:Geocachers who find all 19 geocaches will receive a clue to break the code for this TB. If you succeed (which you will), you’ll be lead to a location where you will receive a Geotoken as a prize.What geocachers are saying about Schatzhüterin GeoTour:“The crowning finale of a genius series! I am very excited about the Schatzhüterin series. It was a lot of fun, getting to know Hannover and the surrounding area through all the different caches. I found a lot of creative caches that I had not seen that way before. The motivation to do the entire Geotour was high in order to earn the Geocoin. ;-). We will place the Coin soon somewhere in the world and can’t wait to follow its travels. Thank you so much for the great tour and the loving design of each station!” –CeeJayyN’EnniAdditional Information:Visitors should set aside a whole weekend to complete the GeoTour. For additional information on the GeoTour, please visit https://www.schatzhueterin.de/.Discover all the unique areas of Hannover and make memories that will last a lifetime!Note: All the above information was provided by the GeoTour host. Copy has been edited by Geocaching HQ.GC4WY14 – AC/DC: a miniature music festivalShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns

first_img“He’s just making progress,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “We’ve been saying that for a while, he learns quickly. If there’s nights when it’s not a good, not as fluid, there’s usually some reason why, people guarding him different ways. But he adapts very quickly. I thought his reads were really good.”Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting. He missed all seven of his 3s. Dragan Bender added 16 points and nine rebounds.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since beating Golden State, opened a four-game trip in dominant fashion.The Suns’ only lead was 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jazz: Mitchell will participate in the Rising Stars Challenge and the Skills Challenge on All-Star weekend. … Rubio has five career triple-doubles, none with Utah. … Utah’s largest margin of victory this season was 47 points against Washington on Dec. 4.Suns: Booker was 2 for 2 at the foul line to break the franchise record for consecutive free throws made in a season at 58. Kevin Johnson (1989-90) and Mike Bratz (1980) shared the previous record of 57. … T.J. Warren matched his season low with four points. … Suns signed guard Josh Gray to a 10-day contract. Gray had been with the Northern Arizona Suns of the G-League. He scored seven points, all in the fourth quarter, in his NBA debut. … Center Alex Len (right ankle soreness) did not play for the second straight game and has missed five of the last six.UP NEXTJazz: at San Antonio Spurs Saturday night.Suns: Host Charlotte Hornets on Sunday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The former Louisville star scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and the Jazz won their fourth in a row with a 129-97 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.“I didn’t know I had 40 to be honest with you,” Mitchell said. “I didn’t know until Joe (Ingles) told me. I think the biggest thing was we were clicking. Everybody was clicking, that was the best part of it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe blowout followed a 30-point win over Golden State in Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, only the third time in Jazz history that the team has had consecutive 30-point wins.Mitchell made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career. AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting MOST READcenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises After being fouled on a 3-point basket, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped up off the floor by guards Ricky Rubio (3) and Joe Johnson, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX — A dozen teams passed on Donovan Mitchell in last year’s draft before Denver finally picked him and promptly traded him to Utah.The Jazz must be so grateful the way it all turned out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Utah scored 14 straight points to go up 24-8 before Bender came off the bench for eight first-quarter points and Phoenix finished the first quarter with a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 28-23.The Suns never got any closer. Mitchell sank a 3-pointer, was fouled by Booker, and made the free throw for a four-point play, igniting a 12-0 run that put Utah up 53-33 on Rubio’s 3.The Jazz led 62-40 at the half. They were up by 36 during the third quarter and 41 in the fourth.It was the most one-sided loss for Phoenix since Jay Triano took over as interim coach three games into the season. He lamented the inconsistency of his team, which was coming off a home win over Dallas.“It’s probably the sign of a young basketball team, but it’s disappointing to me,” Triano said. “I’d like to think we make steps and we start moving in the right direction and then we take a step back.”MIGHTY MITCHELLMitchell is the seventh active player to score 40 as a rookie, and now he’s done it twice. He scored 41 in a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 1. The other six are LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Steph Curry and Blake Griffin.Mitchell said this was better than his 41-point game because the team played better.“My biggest thing is I was just relaxed and settled down,” he said. “When I come into games relaxed and kind of calm, that’s when I start to figure out things.”TIP-IN John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Warriors hold off Kings View commentslast_img read more

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With Ginebra on top, Cone aware of how tough it is to be no. 1

first_imgGinebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s not often that Tim Cone-mentored teams get to the top of the standings.But when the opportunity presents itself, the two-time Grand Slam-winning champion shared that he won’t shy away from grabbing the pole position.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES “It’s nice to be the number one seed, but there will always be expectations that comes with being the number one seed. It’s something we have to battle and make sure we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves and don’t live up to the expectations, just do the things that we know we can do to be successful. That’s the goal at this point,” he said.READ: Brownlee praises Ginebra’s character in win over SMB Cone has had his fair shares of ups and downs when it comes to being the number one, much like Ginebra’s history.The multi-titled Mentor led B-Meg to the top-seed of the 2012 Philippine Cup, just to be stunned by the eighth-seed Powerade, led by Gary David, JVee Casio, and Marcio Lassiter, in the quarterfinals.But the last time a team of Cone paced an import-laden conference, Alaska was able to snare a championship with Devin Davis in the 1998 Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT 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 BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It’s a Game 1 NBA All-Star Nightmare Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “It’s never been a real concern being number one. I never felt that. If it’s available, you go for it, but if it’s not, it’s not something we go for at all costs. I’ve not been number one many times in my career,” said Cone, who is usually content on keeping his teams in the middle of the pack.READ: Brownlee stars as Ginebra snares top seed FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHowever, a rare opportunity came for Cone on Friday as Ginebra snared the number one seed with a 9-2 record after a 94-80 thumping of Mahindra in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Though the veteran mentor relished the twice-to-beat incentive that comes along with being number, he knows that there are also risks involved. The no. 1. Gin Kings, meanwhile, were booted out in seven games in the semifinals of the Grand Slam-seeking San Mig Coffee, incidentally coached by Cone, in the 2014 Philippine Cup.But it had been 20 years since the franchise grabbed the top seed of a reinforced conference, when Chris King helped the then-Gordon’s Gin cop the 1997 Commissioner’s Cup against no less than the Cone-coached Alaska Milkmen.“Blast from the past, right?,” Cone said with a smile as he reminisced the old days. “It shows how tough it is to be number one. San Miguel makes it seem so easy every conference, but it’s not.”Cone, though, believes that the top spot is something that belongs to Ginebra especially with the way it played this conference.“Like I told my guys, we deserve to be number one. We beat all the top teams and now, we should take advantage of it. But we can’t play on everybody’s expectations and we have to play to our own. Our expectations should be on the right way, the next play you do,” he said.Still, you can’t blame Cone for being wary of the next challenge as the Gin Kings await the winner of the eighth-place playoff between Alaska and GlobalPort.“If we play Alaska, it will be the third straight quarterfinals we had against Alaska. They’re an incredibly dangerous team and when they got things going well, they’re very, very good. Also, the other choice is (Terrence) Romeo and (Stanley) Pringle and it’s an incredible challenge staying with those guys,” he said.“We got our work cut out for us. We’re the number one seed, we got twice to beat, but there’s still tough teams out there that we have to beat in the quarterfinals.” Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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