FEU sets record for most 3s with 18, but 42 attempts ‘way too much’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “We relied too much on our offense,” Racela told reporters after FEU’s 87-84 loss. “In the fourth quarter, we didn’t really have to score, we just had to make stops.”READ: NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Tamaraws eclipsed the previous record set by the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons earlier in the season when they hit 16 triples in a stunning win over the De La Salle Green Archers two months ago.But what stood out for Racela was FEU attempting 42 threes. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Blue Eagles fend off Maroons, close in on UAAP elims sweep Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 “We fell in love with the 3-point shot, 42 attempts is way too much, way too many,” he said. “I told them at the half, the defense will win it for us but it didn’t happen that way in the second half.”FEU wasted a golden opportunity to close in on a Final Four berth and instead will have to take the longer trip to the big dance.READ: FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela “We were up and we let it slip away and now we made it harder for ourselves we have to win our game against Adamson on Saturday,” Racela said.“It’s getting slimmer but we still have a chance. We just have to win on Saturday with a little help from Ateneo. But there’s nothing we could do but to focus on Saturday. I know this is a devastating loss, but we cannot be too low.”ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOvershadowed in Far Eastern University’s loss to National University on Wednesday was that the Tamaraws set the UAAP record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 18.Ironically, FEU head coach Olsen Racela thought his team’s record-setting performance also caused its downfall.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

US Major General meets with GDF Chief-of-Staff

first_imgA high ranking military official of the United States Army along with his delegation is visiting Guyana to further cement ties between the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the US military.Commanding General of the US Armed ForcesMajor General Clarence Chinn of the US Army and GDF’s Brigadier Mark Phillips with members of the two armies at Officer Cadet School on Thursday, Major General Clarence Chinn, on Thursday made his first official visit to Guyana. He immediately met with GDF Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips and discussed the strong bond between the Florida National Guard and the Guyana army.They also focused on areas such as the role of women in the Armed Forces, the professionalization of the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Warrant Officer Corps, and future activities between the two countries’ forces.The US military official was also privy to a demonstration by THREE-ONE, Guyana’s Special Forces Unit.Major General Chinn assumed command of US Army South, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on June 4, 2015.Major General Chinn is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has served in a variety of command and staff positions in Airborne, Air Assault, Light Infantry, and Ranger units.US Army South conducts security cooperation and responds to contingencies as part of a whole-of-government approach in conjunction with partner nation armies in the US Southern Command area of responsibility in order to strengthen regional security and counter transnational threats.last_img read more

Online learning just for fun of it

first_imgWith an hourlong commute between her home in Santa Clarita and her job in North Hollywood, Dove Simmons didn’t have time to take the night class she wanted at Los Angeles Valley College. It was just a not-for-credit class – she already has a bachelor’s degree and a good job as an executive assistant at a private school – but she still didn’t want to take the chance that a long day at the office would make her miss class. “I have taken classes on campus at Valley College; I took German strictly for fun, which was great,” said Simmons, 35. “But I feel guilty if I have to stay at work and e-mail my professor and say, ‘I can’t make it to class.’ “If it’s just for a hobby, you don’t want to add more stress to your life.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals For that reason, Simmons and others have turned to the Internet for courses – both for-credit and community extension classes – that help them improve their job skills, manage their money or even pick a new career. Valley and Pierce College together offer more than 300 online classes, compared with 200 on-campus classes – to meet the needs of adults who are working longer hours or who can’t navigate rush-hour traffic quickly enough to make a 6:45 p.m. class. “Taking an on-campus course once a week for me was problematic,” said Simmons, who is taking graphic design that LAVC offers through Gatlin Education Services Inc. “The amount of time I’m allowed to take for an online class is generous – I can do it on the weekends or I can set it aside for three weeks and come back to it.” The online course – Simmons’ first – is also rigorous enough for Simmons, who designs logos and graphics at home and e-mails them to her online professor, who comments on her work via e-mail. Many students take for-credit courses at community colleges to earn an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year university, but others prefer the noncredit extension or community education classes. Extension classes, which are self-supporting and use no tax dollars, range from professional development courses such as tax preparation, real estate appraisal or legal secretary, to personal enrichment or just-for-fun courses such as Middle Eastern dance, beginning Italian, feng shui, jewelry design, blues harmonica, editing digital photos and makeup secrets of the stars, as well as short trips and guided tours. “The goal is lifelong learning, to keep people wanting to come back for more, wanting to learn forever,” said Cindy Chang, director of the Pierce College Extension program. “It can do everything from help them get a promotion at work to help them when they’re going on vacation (to a foreign country), to learn a bit of the language. We’ve got really serious things like real estate investing to ‘Come Swing With Me,’ a swing dance class.” Online classes at Pierce and Valley colleges, which are provided by companies outside the college, include: “Speed Spanish,” “Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay,” “Resume Writing Workshop,” “Screenwriting,” “Outdoor Survival Techniques,” “Where Does All My Money Go?” and “Designing Effective Websites.” Mission College doesn’t offer online extension courses yet but is looking into it. Annie G. Reed, associate dean of LAVC’s extension/community outreach program, also teaches an online paralegal course out of New York. She said she has seen first-hand how they can help busy people. “With online, it’s available 24/7 and it’s convenient,” Reed said. “These students are more motivated and more committed to actually doing it.” E-mail and chat rooms for the classes also provide interaction between students, even if they don’t meet in person, Reed said. Barry Sloan, director of West Los Angeles College’s extension program, which also offers online extension courses, said another benefit is that the colleges can offer many more classes online than they could on campus. “And we can serve a student at a time, as opposed to on-site classes where you need, say, four to seven students minimum to make it worthwhile to run a class,” he said. Whether online or on campus, the extension courses also can serve as a baby step for older adults who may want to further their education, but who may be unsure of how they’d fit in or whether they have time to complete a full for-credit course, said Diane Astadurian, Mission College community services manager. Many cost about $79 for a six-week class, but can be as short as a one-day seminar to as long as an eight-week class. And many students say they find the experience addictive. Stephanie, 34, and Joe Gonzalez, 41, of West Hills originally thought it would be fun to take a martial arts class together after work and decided to check out Douglas Riffenburgh’s Shorin-Ryu karate class on the LAVC campus. That was five years ago. “We came one night, and it was the hardest thing we had ever done in our lives, and we’ve never left,” said Stephanie Gonzalez, adding that the karate class has helped her shed 60 pounds. Riffenburgh, 41, of Sherman Oaks, who is a second-degree black belt, said teaching the karate class as an extension course also allows him and his students to focus on training, not contests and fundraising to keep the dojo going. “People in my class have dramatic, life-changing things in their personal lives as a result of this class,” said Riffenburgh, attributing that growth to karate. After an hour of rigorous and mostly silent training in Riffenburgh’s class, the students’ “gis” are soaking wet with sweat, and their tense focus has given way to smiling faces and relaxed laughter. As another student put it, “Some people go to therapy; I go to class. It makes you a solid human being.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 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