Checkpoints will only work with public momentum – Wallace

first_img Pinterest Checkpoints will only work with public momentum – Wallace Previous articleBOI branches in west Donegal reopenNext articleOff-licences could have opening hours slashed News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Twitter Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter Facebook Google+center_img AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp By News Highland – October 7, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Garda Sergeant in Donegal is warning that Gardai’s efforts to encourage people to follow restrictions will only work if there’s a buy in from the general public and if those restrictions are mirrored in the North.Operation Fanacht is underway right across the country however checkpoints have already been ramped up across Donegal since the county was moved to Level 3.A series of stops on main routes and in towns and villages is on-going with a big focus along the border.National Executive Member of the AGSI for Connaught Ulster, Sgt Paul Wallace:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Challenges ahead for Alaska oil drilling, despite controversial green light

first_imgAlaska presents a challenging environment for oil drillingAdded to that is the practical difficulty – and associated high operational costs – of working in a logistically-challenging environment. “In the event of successful discoveries, there is also the issue of the new infrastructure needed for development,” said Lara.“This is in a region where weather conditions provide only a few months for an optimal work environment and where the cost of projects increase as the weather worsens.”But while the operational conditions may deter some companies from interest in the ANWR, others with experience in the Alaskan region may consider it a risk worth taking.“Although some major oil companies have left Alaska, other big players still remain, together with smaller, regionally-focused operators,” Lara added.“These companies have the expertise to explore and drill in the region and can be genuinely interested in expanding their acreage. In any case, potential production from the ANWR will take no less than ten years to materialise assuming no delays due to legal setbacks. It is surely a long-term bet that can make economic sense to some operators, even with its inherent risks.” US presidential election could add further complicationThe decision this week signs off a process set in motion by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which authorised leasing rights on a 1.56 million-acre section of the ANWR’s Coastal Plain region.Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt said: “Congress directed us to hold lease sales in the ANWR Coastal Plain, and we have taken a significant step in meeting our obligations by determining where and under what conditions the oil and gas development program will occur.”Under the new rules, two leasing sales, no less than 400,000 acres each, must be made before the end of 2024. Secretary Bernhardt has suggested the first of these auctions could take place before the end of this year.But with a presidential election due in November, political factors could prove an additional hurdle on the path to opening up the ANWR. Democratic nominee Joe Biden – who is running a clean energy manifesto in stark contrast to President Trump’s continued commitment to fossil fuels – has pledged to oppose drilling in the Alaskan wildlife refuge if elected.“What might be most troubling for potential investors is the environmental and legal procedures that are inevitably becoming more and more influenced by the political agenda of the US,” said Lara. Environmental pushback and industry downturn threaten to disrupt Trump administration plans to open up protected Alaska wilderness to oil exploration The ANWR is estimated to hold between four and 12 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves The road to oil and gas production in the Alaska Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) will not be straightforward, despite the decision this week to open the area up to drilling activities.On Monday (17 August), the US Interior Department formalised a leasing programme that will auction off drilling rights for the formerly-protected region, marking a victory for the Trump administration which has long coveted its oil potential to boost the president’s domestic energy agenda.But with oil and gas producers strapped for cash amid the worst industry downturn on record, and mounting global pressure to move away from fossil-fuel dependence as the climate crisis grows more urgent, the market conditions for exploring a difficult new region are far from ideal.“The recoverable reserves from within the ANWR will require additional exploration and appraisal, which, in the current investment climate, is an expenditure few operators can afford,” said GlobalData’s senior oil and gas analyst Adrian Lara.Current estimates of up to 11.8 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the Alaska ANWR are based on geological assessments and seismic data that is four decades old, he added, meaning “more drilling is needed to reduce uncertainties regarding the size and quality of the resource”. Legal challenges on the horizonEfforts to open up the ANWR to oil exploration have been underway since the 1980s under the Republican administration of Ronald Reagan, but until now the vast 19.3 million-acre wilderness, which is home to polar bears, migrating birds and herds of caribou, has been kept off limits by Democratic lawmakers.Environmentalists and native Alaskan groups have promised to appeal the decision in court, setting up the prospect of a lengthy legal battle that could further disrupt the process.“We will continue to fight this at every turn, in the courts, in Congress and in the corporate boardrooms,” warned Adam Kolton, executive director of the Alaska Wilderness League. “Any oil company that would seek to drill in the Arctic Refuge will face enormous reputational, legal and financial risks.”Gina McCarthy, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, added: “The Trump administration never stops pushing to drill in the Arctic Refuge – and we will never stop suing them. The reckless, relentless boosting of the oil industry will irrevocably damage this cherished place and compound the global climate crisis.”The American Petroleum Institute (API) welcomed the decision, however, saying it would create well-paying jobs and a new revenue stream for Alaska. Senior vice president at the trade group, Frank Macchiarola, added: “Our industry will continue to build on its long track record of partnering with wildlife organisations and local communities in the state to implement strong environmental protections while leveraging new technology to safely and responsibly develop these important energy resources.Last week, the Trump administration scored another contentious victory in its push to boost the US oil and gas industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed a relaxation of regulations on methane emissions for oil and gas companies that effectively releases them from the obligation of monitoring and controlling the release of the greenhouse gas in their operations.last_img read more

Swiss schemes offset record low conversion rate with contributions

first_imgHowever, pension plans managing mandatory, as well as above-mandatory, contributions can lower the conversion rate for the above-mandatory part as long as the minimum benefit level stays the same for the mandatory part.Towers Watson said the variety of conversion rates was “surprising”, ranging from 5.49% to 7.1% for people aged 65.Additionally, more than 80% of the SLI companies now have a conversion rate below the legal minimum – two years ago, it was only 70%.To ensure the minimum benefit level, companies have increased contributions to the schemes, both for employers as well as employees.Further, the consultancy found more and more companies are introducing flexible elements to their pension plans, enabling employees to choose among various contribution levels according to their own personal situations.The average employee contribution rate has increased slightly from 4.8% in 2009 to 5.1% this year.The question of the correct conversion rate has been on the political agenda for several years now in Switzerland and is included in the latest reform package proposed by the government. Swiss listed companies continue to cut their conversion rates (Umwandlungssatz) and are raising employer and employee contributions to maintain benefit levels, according to a study by Towers Watson.The consultancy found that the average conversion rate, used to calculate pension payouts, in the plans of the companies listed in the Swiss SMI index sunk from 6.6% in 2009 to 6.36%.Among the 30 largest companies – the SLI segment – of the index, the conversion rate was even lower, at 6.32%.This means the average conversion rate is now much lower than the legal minimum rate set for 2014 at 6.8%.last_img read more

Officer Mann Awarded State NWTF Wildlife Officer of the Year

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Master Officer Tony Mann, an Indiana Conservation Officer with the DNR Division of Law Enforcement, has been selected as National Wildlife Turkey Federation (NWTF) Wildlife Officer of the Year for the state of Indiana.The award was presented at the 2018 Indiana State Awards Banquet at Fort Harrison State Park earlier this month.NWTF’s considerations in choosing an award-winner include the full-time law enforcement officer’s case involvement, public relations outreach, and service to the community.Mann serves as a defensive tactics instructor, a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructor, and tree-stand accident investigator.Mann began his career as an Indiana Conservation Officer in 1990, when he was assigned to Boone County, northwest of Indianapolis. Since 1997, the Loogootee resident and Dubois County native has served District 7, where he is assigned to Martin and Dubois counties.Considered the division’s expert on tree-stand safety, he reviews and documents all tree-stand accidents and has done several public service announcements in the last few years on the topic. He also makes frequent personal appearances for DNR Law Enforcement, including Jakes Day events for the NWTF.In 2018, the 28-year veteran received DNR Law Enforcement’s Pitzer Award, which is given to its top overall field officer in the state. Previously, he has been recognized as District 7’s Officer of the Year, Boating Officer of the Year and Hunter Education Officer of the Year.Mann is now eligible for the NWTF National Wildlife Olast_img read more


first_imgHOLLENDORFER REPRESENTED BY THREE FILLIES IN FIELD OF NINE, ENCHANTING LADY & RATTATAPTAP TRY TWO TURNS FOR THE FIRST TIME & MOTION’S WELL-ACCOMPLISHED TURF RUNNER RAINHA DA BATERIA TO MAKE INITIAL DIRT START ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2015)–A sharp second in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Jan. 31, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Light the City, Bob Baffert’s comebacking stakes winner, Enchanting Lady, and trainer Jeff Bonde’s Rattataptap head a competitive field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth.Light the City, one of three Hollendorfer entrants, stalked the pace in the Las Virgenes and missed by a half length in her first try around two turns at odds of 7-1. A first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs on Aug. 24 at Del Mar, Light the City took Santa Anita’s six furlong Anoakia Stakes in her next start on Oct. 12. A Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense, she was a well beaten fifth as the 5-2 favorite two starts back in the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs Jan. 3.Owned by Cheyenne Stables, LLC, Light the City has two wins, a second and a third from five starts and has earnings of $166,900. She’ll be ridden back by Kent Desormeaux.Hollendorfer will also be represented by Achiever’s Legacy, who was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Light the City in the Las Virgenes. A Kentucky-bred filly by City Zip, Achiever’s Legacy was a first-out maiden special weight winner going five furlongs on turf at Gulfstream Park on June 27. Purchased privately following the maiden score, she was a handy winner of the seven furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes three starts back on Nov. 16 at Del Mar.An even fifth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 13, Achiever’s Legacy would benefit from a fast pace on Saturday. Owned by Campbell, Cellucci, Horowitz and partners, she is 7-2-0-2 overall with earnings of $132,060.Hollendorfer is also well represented by Fox Hill Farms’ Glory, who employed front-running tactics in the mile and one sixteenth California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 7, missing by a neck under Russell Baze at odds of 4-5. She was a two length maiden special weight winner two starts back going 6 ½ furlongs at Santa Anita and can be expected to be on or near the early Santa Ysabel lead Saturday.Baffert’s Enchanting Lady, idle since a runaway 6 ¼ length win in the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita June 22, was brilliant in victory and is training as though she could be sitting on a top performance first-off the bench. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Tale of the Cat, Enchanting Lady is owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., and was purchased for $650,000 at Ocala Breeders 2-year-olds in training sale last March. She’ll be making her third career start and is expected to show plenty of early speed in her first two-turn assignment.An impressive 4 ¾ length allowance winner going six furlongs on Jan. 29, Rattataptap, by top sire Tapit, has an abundance of speed but appears tractable in what will be her first start around two turns. A first-out maiden special weight winner from off the pace going 6 ½ furlongs at Del Mar Nov. 29, she was distanced after breaking poorly at 4-1 in her second start, the Grade II, 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Owned by Mark DeDomenico, LLC, Jerry Durant and Michael House, Rattataptap has two wins from three starts.A dedicated deep closer, trainer Graham Motion’s Rainha Da Bateria was a Grade III winner going 1 1/16 miles on turf four starts back at Keeneland Oct. 8 and comes off a troubled third, beaten two lengths at 6-5, in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes Jan. 1 at Santa Anita. Although there’s no doubt about her ability to route, the Broken Vow filly will try the main track for the first time Saturday. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm, Rainha Da Bateria is 6-2-1-1 with earnings of $184,160.A first-out maiden special weight winner going 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course Feb. 1, Warren Williamson’s homebred Curlin’s Fox retains the services of Mike Smith and is conditioned by Carla Gaines. Trainer John Sadler will send out Virginia-bred Stellar Wind, an 8 ¾ length maiden special weight winner going a flat mile at Laurel on Dec. 18. She was purchased privately by Hronis Racing, LLC following the Maryland win, which was her second career start.Although still a maiden after eight starts, trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Danette was third, beaten five lengths, four starts back in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes and subsequently fifth, beaten just 1 ½ lengths in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1.The complete field for the Grade III Santa Ysabel, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Danette, Fernando Perez, 119; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 119; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 119; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 119; Rainha Da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 121; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 119; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 119; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 119, and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 119.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

Arcadia Walk of Champions Announces Inductees, Celebration Date

first_imgARCADIA, CALIFORNIA – The Arcadia Historical Society’s Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions will celebrate the induction of honorees for 2015 and 2016 at a gala on Tuesday evening, May 24. Proceeds from the celebration will fund the placement of 24″ by 24″ engraved informational bronze plaques in the sidewalks of downtown Arcadia. With the opening of the new Arcadia station of the Metro System Gold Line in March 2016, more attention than ever will be drawn to the business district adjacent to Santa Anita Park. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the historic core of the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, site of Lucky Baldwin’s landmark Queen Anne Cottage and matching Carriage Barn and birthplace of racing in Southern California. The theme will be “Salute in Red and Black,” honoring Baldwin’s racing colors. The Steering Committee for the Walk of Champions includes Beth Costanza, Gail Marshall, and Sandy Snider, all with long ties to the city of Arcadia, who supervised its dedication in the historic downtown of the City of Arcadia on Sept. 27, 2014, as a permanent acknowledgement of the significant role horse racing has played in not only the city’s storied past, but also its promising future. Santa Anita Park is the Founding Sponsor of the Walk of Champions. Equine inductees are champions Zenyatta and Lava Man. Champion jockey Chris McCarron, training stars Gary Jones, Ron McAnally, Mike Mitchell, and Mel Stute, and breeder/owner Buddy Johnston’s Old English Rancho also will be honored. Victor Espinoza, the only active jockey to have won racing’s Triple Crown, and who just piloted California Chrome’s comeback win at Santa Anita Saturday, will receive special recognition for his achievements in the sport and community service. In addition to the Walk of Champions, several other Thoroughbred racing charities will be beneficiaries of the gala, including California Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Foundation (which serves the backstretch community with health services), Winners Foundation (providing confidential assistance for troubled members of the community), and California Thoroughbred Foundation (dedicated to the advancement of equine research and education). The Arcadia Historical Society greatly appreciates any donation made in support of this educational outreach effort. The Society is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3), and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, at Walk of Champions, PO Box 661332, Arcadia, CA. 91066-1332.IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2016CONTACTMary Forney(626) [email protected] photos availablelast_img read more

Inside Cook’s handling of Green’s trash talk & breakout game vs Hornets

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The game hadn’t even started yet, but Draymond Green was already ready to talk trash.That’s because Green’s alama mater (Michigan State) beat the alma mater of Warriors guard Quinn Cook (Duke) in the Elite 8 on Sunday. So Green stormed into the locker room with plenty …last_img read more

Drama ensued when prisons pulled pork

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bacon, of course, is delicious, but pork tenderloin is a Reese family staple and one of the most-preferred swine products of choice for most get-togethers. In fact, pork tenderloin was the subject of intense hoopla in a recent Reese family culinary showdown.My dad makes tasty pork tenderloin — there is no point in denying this. He was making delicious pork on the grill long before I fired up my first outdoor propane burner. But, as my generation ages, my brothers and I feel we each have come into our own when making delicious pork tenderloin, surpassing the elder Reese.In an attempt to settle the ongoing dispute, there was a three-man pork cook-off last summer at the annual family reunion in Mt. Cory (I was not present this year). In the competition, my brothers Aaron and Jeff took on the more experienced, elder Reese. Those in attendance cast votes.All reports confirm the three entries were indeed delicious and the event was enjoyable for all involved, but it was not without controversy. In terms of actual votes, Jeff won narrowly with slow-smoked pork tenderloin glazed with the juice of fresh peaches.Dad claimed that his pork was the best and that his vote was the only one that mattered since he taught everyone else how to grill it. Aaron felt his entry was the winner based on the fact that none of his pork was left in a “popular vote” kind of victory. Jeff, however, squealed about that conclusion claiming that Aaron’s slices were cut thicker and his pork disappeared simply due to less supply, not greater demand. And, no matter how you slice it, any final conclusion is a moot point because I can personally confirm that an entry from the best Reese griller of pork was not even represented in the competition.While there is no doubt that properly prepared pork is delicious, this apparently is not the general feeling of inmates in the federal prison system. Despite the fact that October is National Pork Month (Porktober), the Federal Bureau of Prisons implemented its decision to remove pork from the menu at its 122 facilities beginning Oct. 1. The decision was based in part on a survey of inmates about their food preferences and costs. The announcement about removing pork from the menu for the 206,000 federal inmates caused quite a stir.Understandably, the National Pork Producers Council had some concerns about the decision. NPPC asked the Federal Bureau of Prisons for more details. In a letter sent in mid-October to Bureau of Prisons Director Charles Samuels Jr., NPPC expressed its dismay at the decision and requested a copy of the survey instrument and the results. It also questioned the cost factor, pointing out that pork prices are less than beef and nearly equal to chicken.“Pork is a very economical, nutrient-dense protein that ought to be a food option for federal prisoners, and the U.S. pork industry has a variety of products that could meet BOP’s needs,” NPPC said in its letter.The federal pork controversy did not stop there. It did not take long for the decision to get political. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) also sent a letter to Samuels Jr. pointing out the consequences to the nation’s pork industry and the concerns about the decision. Grassley, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the federal prison system, said in the letter:“According to a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons, the decision was based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences that reflected that pork has been the ‘lowest-rated food’ by inmates for a number of years.To corroborate the validity of the claim that prisoners indicated a lack of interest in pork products, I am requesting copies of the prisoner surveys and responses that were used to support the determination to no longer serve pork in federal prisons. Additionally, the spokesman indicated that pork had been the lowest rated food, ‘for several years.’ Please supply the surveys and responses dating back as far as prisoners may have indicated their dislike for pork products. In addition, please provide a line item description of the costs incurred to conduct each survey performed.The Bureau of Prisons spokesman indicated that pork was expensive to provide. Please provide any economic evaluations the Bureau of Prisons has relied on that detail the cost of pork as compared to beef, chicken, and non-meat products such as tofu and soy products.”From there, conservative political pundits began questioning the decision and weaving a tale suggesting President Obama was catering to the Islamic community by removing pork from the prison menu. This drew a response from the Islamic community in the Washington Post.“That this manufactured issue is even a controversy,” said Ibrahim Hooper, national communications director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in a statement, “is a clear indicator of the rise in Islamophobic conspiracy theories fueled by those who seek to demonize Islam and to marginalize American Muslims based on bigotry and misinformation.”At any rate, after a week or so of high-level prison pork controversy surrounding the abrupt removal of pork dishes from the menu for federal inmates, the government put pork roast back on the prison menu. It seems clear that none of the parties involved in the decision about removing pork from federal prisons have been to a Reese family gathering to taste truly delicious pork tenderloin. That could have saved quite a bit of pulled pork drama.last_img read more

LOOK: Retired NBA, WNBA vets confirmed as cast members for upcoming film ‘Uncle Drew’

first_imgRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games The newly acquired Boston Celtics guard—who was seen in full “elderly” makeup—posed for a photo along with the rest of the cast of the upcoming feature film.ESPN tweeted the now viral image, which featured a group of familiar faces from both the NBA and WNBA community.Senior-citizen versions of retired NBA superstars-turned-analysts Reggie Miller, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber were confirmed as Uncle Drew’s newest teammates, along with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie.Diminutive guard Nate Robinson was in the photo as well, who will most likely reprise his role as “Lights” from the third Uncle Drew commercial in 2013. PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH PLAY LIST 05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games LATEST STORIES Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UAAP Season 80 Preview: UP Fighting Maroons looking for results Actors Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”), Nick Kroll (“The League”) and Erica Ash (“Survivors Remorse”) will star as well, according to Deadline.Meanwhile, “Uncle Drew” the movie will follow the adventures of the seasoned former playground legend, as he travels the country in hopes of uniting his old squad for a basketball tournament in Harlem.The film is expected to hit cinemas on June 29, 2018. /ra SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  READ: Kyrie Irving’s ‘Uncle Drew’ ads to be made into a film Exclusive first look: Kyrie Irving and the cast of the upcoming @UncleDrewFilm.Can you name all the NBA stars?— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 5, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLast February, it was announced that Kyrie Irving’s popular “Uncle Drew” ads for Pepsi would transition into the big screen.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READlast_img read more

Clutch Go delivers anew for Blue Eagles

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort 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 He did it in the Final Four in Ateneo’s 88-84 win over Far Eastern University when he hit the game-tying three that sent the game into overtime and an improbable kneeling bank shot in the extra period.And Go did another of his backbreaking baskets this time in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals when he punched home a bank shot with 10.4 seconds left that gave Ateneo a 75-70 lead over defending champion De La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGo said it was his team’s collective trust on each other that made the shot possible for him.“First off, I have to thank God because without him none of this would be possible,” said Go Saturday after their 76-70 win at Mall of Asia Arena. “Second, I guess, it’s the trust again. Thirdy [Ravena] passed me the ball to show that we don’t care who scores the last two points or the crucial baskets.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn just two games, Isaac Go turned from Ateneo’s jovial center to a cold-blooded, clutch-shot maker. Go’s still the same lighthearted big man for the Blue Eagles but he’s established himself as one reliable scoring option when Ateneo is in dire need of points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsRavena first shook off the double team of Ricci Rivero and Abu Tratter before bouncing a pass to Go, who then had to get a shot up against Kib Montalbo and Ben Mbala that earned him a trip to the foul line for the game’s final point.Go, who finished with five points, two rebounds, and two assists, was quick to defer the praise given to him saying that any Blue Eagle could’ve taken the clutch shot.“Even though I could’ve scored it, or anybody else, we would’ve looked at that rather than saying I scored or Matt scored or anybody else,” said Go. “At the end, it’s for Ateneo.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bloodied Nieto willing to ‘sacrifice anything’ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ View commentslast_img read more