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Shipping Association takes M&CC to court over container fees

first_imgAfter demanding that shipping companies pay a new fee of ,000 for laden containers to leave their wharves, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), after being challenged, haS disclosed that the policy of this implementation will be reviewed.However, even before the announcement of the review, the Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) moved to the High Court on Tuesday challenging the M&CC’s decision to impose the new fee. The SAG, in its court documents filled, emphasised that the Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws does not provide for the imposition of such a tax.A M&CC official seeks a permit from a truck driver on Water Street, Georgetown while a City Constabulary officer stands guardAccording to the Notice of Motion, the SAG through Attorneys Sase Gunraj and Christopher Ram, sought to have an Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari directed to Royston King, the Town Clerk of the City of Georgetown, quashing the decision made on July 19, 2016 to block and/or impede access of motor vehicles transporting shipping containers on streets within the City of Georgetown unless a fee of $25,000 per container is paid. This application was made on the grounds that the decision is contrary to and in violation of Municipal and Municipal District Councils Act, Ch 28:01 and by-laws made there under, is biased, without jurisdiction, made in bad faith, is unreasonable, arbitrary, capricious, mala fide, malicious, vindictive, unlawful, ultra vires, null, void and of no legal effect. The SAG is seeking for Town Clerk Royston King to show some cause as to why the said Order or Rule Nisi of Certiorari should not be made absolute.On Tuesday, the M&CC blocked several streets in Georgetown and its environs, demanding that a $25,000 fee be paid for each container to traverse the city streets.The management staff of John Fernandes Terminal told Guyana Times that they were approached by the Deputy Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick, on behalf of the M&CC on Tuesday and were informed that all laden container trucks must pay a fee of $25,000 to traverse the city streets or be blocked at the wharves.M&CC officials were also present outside the Muneshwer’s Wharf, where they also prevented container trucks from entering or leaving the location unless the $25,000 fee was paid.While there, Deputy Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick told media operatives that the City Council was merely invoking Numbers 273 and 274 of its by-laws with respect to the use of its roads by vehicles of a “certain weight”.Meanwhile, in an effort to pacify the situation, which was out rightly rejected by several prominent members of the business community, the M&CC in a statement late Tuesday evening claimed that it conducted a “road assessment” exercise that saw particular thoroughfares being closed to heavy-duty vehicles. (Ramona Luthi)last_img read more

So long Rose! Much-loved staff member retires from Kelly’s Diner

first_imgStaff at Kelly’s American Diner in Letterkenny bid a fond farewell to Rose Black as she completed her last ever shift and began her retirement.The surprise party this afternoon saw Rose being presented with flowers, gifts and champagne from Mairtin, Angie and all the staff.Rose has worked in the Mountain Top for many years and has worked for 4 different owners. She has enjoyed a career in the industry for the past 43 years and will be leaving at the top of her game. She will be missed by many loyal customers and staff who she trained over the years. It was an emotional party today as staff raised a toast to Rose.Mairtin said some kind words about Rose at the party: “Rose joined Kelly’s when it belonged to her nephew Jason Black many years ago. I’m sure you will all agree the wonderful, pleasant impact and contribution Rose has made to our team here at Kelly’s.“We are indeed very fortunate to have had the privilege of sharing Rose’s expertise, work ethic and commitment. Rose over the last few years in particular has achieved countless goals and received many awards. “Rose you have left a remarkable legacy behind and one that will remain with us for years to come. You are leaving Kelly’s a much better place than when you found it and that in itself will remain a lasting tribute to your professionalism.“We will all miss you Rose – our colleague, a confidant, a friend, a counsellor, a shoulder to lean on, a leader, a visionary and indeed a true lady.“Remember us fondly Rose and may the years that lie ahead be filled with laughter, happiness and many more dreams achieved. This is our wish for you as we say “so long” but not farewell.”So long Rose! Much-loved staff member retires from Kelly’s Diner was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kelly’s Dinerretirementlast_img read more

Irish Red cross save man’s life after suffering heart attack

first_imgIrish Red Cross volunteers saved a man’s life when he suffered a heart attack at the National Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon.The Donegal Area of the Irish Red Cross successfully intervened in a cardiac arrest at the National Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon on 19 August. The Veteran Men’s Heat had just begun when a team supporter came to the ambulance and alerted volunteers to a situation in a team boat; she thought something had gone “horribly wrong”. It transpired one of the competitors had collapsed in his boat and had gone into cardiac arrest.The IRC volunteers had been booked to provide Event First Aid cover at the event and there were two ambulances on duty and four crew members – Patrick McGonagle (EMT), Ciaran Gibson (EFR), Sarah Meagher (EFR) and Feargal Taitt (EMT). Feargal and Ciaran accompanied Donegal Bay Rowing Club personnel in a safety boat out to the scene of the heart attack. When approaching the team boat, the crew became aware the patient was unconscious. The patient’s teammates were shouting that he was turning blue. As soon as Feargal and Ciaran set their eyes on the patient they instructed the patient’s teammates to commence chest compressions and guided them through the procedure.As the water was too choppy, the safety boat was unable to get alongside the team boat to enable the safe transfer of the patient so it was decided not to transfer the patient onto the safety boat. Instead, the team boat was towed back to the pontoon.As this was unfolding, back on shore Sarah and Patrick had been preparing the ambulance and had it as close to the scene as possible by the time the patient made it back to the pontoon.The patient was quickly removed from the boat onto the deck and Feargal and Ciaran sprung into action by continuing CPR while also attaching a defibrillator. One shock was delivered from the defibrillator and CPR was recommenced. Ciaran provided the chest compressions while Feargal, with the help of one of the safety boat members, administered oxygen via the bag valve mask. The whole event was being watched by over 2,000 people but the added stress of such a large crowd watching did not deter the Red Cross crew who were supported on the pontoon by an off-duty advanced paramedic, event doctor and a number of bystanders. Within a few minutes the patient was reassessed and was noted to have a pulse and laboured breathing.The National Ambulance Service arrived on the pontoon just as the patient had a return of spontaneous circulation and the Red Cross crew handed over care to the advanced paramedic.The patient was transferred by the National Ambulance Service while Patrick McGonagle travelled with him at the request of the AP in case the patient should deteriorate again en route.The crew left behind continued to gather information on the patient from teammates including date of birth, past medical history and current medications. This was then relayed on to Patrick (en route to hospital) so that a full and comprehensive history could be given to the receiving ED team at Sligo University Hospital.The Red Cross crew then went back to providing another five hours of duty cover for the remainder of the event that day. In terms of the outcome for the patient, he was sitting up talking the next day and looking to get back to watch the rest of the rowing championships.Frankie O’Donnell is a Paramedic Supervisor in Donegal Town Ambulance Station and was very complimentary about the work of the Red Cross volunteers; “the professionalism and skill levels demonstrated were exemplary. The quality of the CPR was excellent and their overall contribution played a huge role in a very successful outcome for the patient.”Seamus Maguire, Chairperson of Donegal Rowing Club said: “Without their prompt action and professionalism, the patient’s outcome may have been a very different one, today that patient is alive and well thanks to their swift intervention.”The Irish Red Cross crew members were a key link in the chain of survival in this situation and are being recognised for their achievement with all four being awarded the Irish Red Cross Medal of Merit for meritorious service at an incident. This award will be bestowed at a presentation evening in An Grianán Hotel in Burt, Co Donegal on 27 October.Chief Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Culture with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh, will be in attendance on the night.This type of presentation ceremony usually takes place in Dublin but on this occasion, it is being brought to Donegal as an act of solidarity with the victims of the recent flooding.Congratulations to all involved.Irish Red cross save man’s life after suffering heart attack was last modified: October 10th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BallyshannondonegalHeart attackirish red crosslast_img read more

Big Data: Red Hat’s Jim Whitehurst Looks 20 Years Into The Future

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#Big Data#Open Source#Red Hat Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Linux vendor Red Hat, has never been shy about sharing his vision of the future of enterprise technology. But at a recent lunch in San Francisco, Whitehurst extended his outlook well beyond the next quarter or two – he looked ahead two decades to predict big changes in the balance of power in enterprise technology – and wonder about how we’re going to get there.(See also 7 Open Source Questions With Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.)Who Will Own Big Data?In 20 years, Whitehurst predicted, Big Data will have gone mainstream. We will be increasingly able to use analytics to better orchestrate how a business collects, analyzes and distributes information. Bascially, everything important about how it operates.Who will be the winners and losers in such a world, Whitehurst wondered?Will there be a couple of big winners? Giant companies like IBM, for example, that are able to supply that kind of analysis to a wide variety of customers?Or will we have lots of small, vertical applications that leverage insight into particular products and markets?Who Will Own Enterprise Technology?For the enterprise, Whitehurst said, the challenge is to use that Big Data to do everything from marketing to logistics and beyond. And then the question becomes who in the enterprise will be responsible for it? Will the Line of Businesss (LoB) owner get the data from something that resembles today’s IT organization? Or will Chief Marketing Officers buy the technology they need directly from those Big Data service providers mentioned above?If that’s the case, Whitehurst asked, Why have a CMO and a CIO? Why not have a single marketing/analytics organization? Instead of having a separate IT organization, they merge, leaving just a rump IT organization that is primarily in charge of support.Either way, Whitehurst predicted, it’s the data scientists who are in charge. The only question is whether they work in a central IT (or IT/marketing) department or directly in the Lines of Business. Whether those essential functions are company wide or organized around vertical markets. “The lines blur,” Whitehurst said.Big Changes For The IT “Factory?”How it plays out depends on which side does a better job of leveraging Big Data: “Will marketing get tech or will tech learn business?” Whitehurst asked.The challenge for CIOs, if they want to remain in the picture, is to find a way to bring in business people – not just tech people, Whitehurst said. And to change the structure of their organization to deal with the new reality.Fact is, Whitehurst said, most IT shops today feel like factories. They look like manufacturing operations, organizationally and culturally in terms of process and quality. “Marketing organizations don’t work like that,” Whitehurst noted.Of course, marketing has its own challenges: “IT vendors try to hide the complexity,” Whitehurst said, but “dealing with Big Data is still a different skill set from traditional marketing.”Information Changes Who Gets RichThese aren’t merely academic questions. In fact, Big Data is likely to become the core of many businesses, Whitehurst said.He cited the CEO of a big retail chain who told him that, “my entire business is about ‘How many red sweaters in size XXL should we have in a store in zip code [60611] in March.’ Everything else is seconday to that kind of interactive data query.”There’s more. The creation of true information businesses leads to a massive bifurcation of wealth, Whitehurst said. As we build a new productivity system around information, more wealth goes to companies that produce the data-collection and analytics expertise – and less to the end customers, who end up being genericized. (Whitehurst credited Marc Andreessen for the idea that “Software Eats The World.”)Where will that expertise come from? Most companies will use outside sources, unless they can create a competitive advantage by doing it themselves.And in that scenario, who is supplying the competitive advantage? Who makes the money when the real value is in the information analysis, not the end-user organization?“In 20 years, I think it’s decentralized,” Whitehurst said. “Right now, XYZ industries may have a source of competitive advantage. But data analytics pulls value away from that.”Whitehurst came to Red Hat from Delta Airlines, and he uses the airline industry as an example. In the era of value management and global distribution, he said, airlines are losing the ability to gain competitive advantage. In an online booking system, “Your brand is reduced to a two-letter code at the moment of purchase.” It’s barely a factor in the buying decision, it’s all about price.That kind of wealth and power transfer will play out in industry after industry over the next 20 years, Whitehurst predicted. The share of GDP in software keeps growing very quickly, he said, and “very few companies can invest in IT that is better than what the leaders offer.”That means that the technology industry’s share of global profit will grow, Whitehurst said, even as the industry becomes less structured, predictable and controlled. Instead, it becomes a more chaotic, wide-open marketplace, like Silicon Valley… or the open source community.Not an entirely surprising viewpoint for the head of an open-source software company.Bonus Question: Who does Red Hat Really Compete Against?Forget Microsoft’s ongoing battles against Linux. According to Whitehurst, “We rarely compete with Microsoft.” The two companies address “different workloads” and address “different parts of the datacenter.”“We never compete on deals, Whitehurst said, “If they hate us, I’m not sure why.” After all, “If it weren’t for Linux, they would probably have massive Department of Justice issues.”So who does hate Red Hat?Whitehurst fingers Oracle. “They’re turned their guns on Linux,” he said, “so we don’t go to market much with them.”But Whitehurst claims that he doesn’t think a lot about Red Hat’s market share vs. competitors. Instead, he says, he looks at larger issues like Linux vs. UNIX, free vs. paid and how to address new enterprise IT workloads.Lead image by Fredric Paul.center_img fredric paul IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts last_img read more

Will an Anti-immigration UK Govt Want More Indian Students

first_imgThe Brexit referendum and British prime minister Theresa May’s tough stand on student visas and reports that her government will see where visa rules can be tightened, does not augur well for Indian students. Related Itemslast_img

Second UK truck driver cleared of dangerous driving in Indian crash deaths

first_imgA second truck driver involved in what was described as one of Britains worst road accidents last year that killed eight Indians was today cleared of causing death by dangerous driving.David Wagstaff had previously admitted eight counts of the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving.The 54-year-old was on a hands-free phone call when his vehicle forced the victims minibus under a stationary truck being driven by 31-year-old Ryszard Masierak.Read it at India Today Related Itemslast_img read more

Durant to stay with Warriors but West joins Clippers

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant gestures as he holds the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award after Game 5 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, June 12, 2017. The Warriors won 129-120 to win the NBA championship. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO—Kevin Durant is set to make a new contract deal and stay with the Golden State Warriors, but the new NBA champions did lose a legendary player on Monday.Multiple reports said Durant, the Most Valuable Player of this month’s NBA Finals triumph over Cleveland, will opt out of his contract but re-sign with Golden State in a money-saving move under NBA salary cap rules.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ The 10-year NBA veteran would then re-sign with the Warriors, the move enabling the team to have more money for contracts with forward Andre Iguodala and other players.Durant was to be paid about $28 million in salary next season, but he will take about $4 million less than the maximum deal he could have been paid.That will better enable the Warriors to keep together the championship roster that includes Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Georgian center Zaza Pachulia and reserves.Durant won his first NBA crown and helped Golden State claim a second in three seasons by averaging 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, which the Warriors won over Cleveland in five games.Warriors guard Stephen Curry becomes a free agent, but has taken less than maximum money in recent years to set up an expected five-year deal worth $205 million. Curry made $12.1 million last season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES West said his two-year deal to return to Los Angeles came down to being wooed by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, coach Doc Rivers and executive vice president Lawrence Frank.“For them to want me to come here and maybe think I can help, I am really flattered,” West said. “I think they want to establish their own identity in this town and that is what to me is most important — establish their own identity and ability to win at the very highest level.”West spent the past six seasons with the Warriors. The two-time NBA executive of the year was Lakers general manager/executive vice president of basketball operations for 18 years during which the team won four NBA crowns. He also served as the president of basketball operations for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2002-2007, the team making its first three playoff appearances during West’s tenure.As a player, West was a 14-time All-Star who went to the NBA Finals nine times but won only once. He averaged 27 points, 6.7 assists and 5.8 rebounds for his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Mayweather comeback won’t overshadow me—Golovkin What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage READ: Curry, Durant committed to keeping Golden State on topBut the Warriors lost Jerry West, a member of the team’s executive board who on Monday was named a consultant to the Los Angeles Clippers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 79-year-old Hall of Fame guard was an iconic star for the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA’s logo is designed around his silhouette.Durant, who joined the Warriors last July after finishing his contract with Oklahoma City, plans to decline his player option for the 2017-18 campaign and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to reports. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 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 Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

Rivalry paused as Perez joins Bolick’s trek to pro league

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netOf all the times that the careers of CJ Perez and Robert Bolick intersected, there is one point that makes the Lyceum star feel like his career is irreversibly linked to that of his NCAA rival from San Beda.“Personally, I feel like we’re motivated to prove the teams who who didn’t take enough risk with us [and see] what we’re really made of,” Perez told the Inquirer on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Top two volleyball clubs in Superliga collide in yet another championship duel Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Add one more: On Sunday, they both step on the same stage—one that opens a new arc in their hoop stories.Perez, Bolick and Ray Parks Jr., are projected to be the top three picks in Sunday’s PBA Rookie Draft.They’ve come across each other a lot of times that Perez joked: “Actually, during the Draft combine, I no longer wanted to guard him.”“We’ve been doing that for quite some time. Though I’m honored to have played against Robert in my collegiate career.”But whatever rivalry they had in college will have to wait to blossom in the pros.ADVERTISEMENT “We bounced around schools, right?” he added.While Bolick spent a lot of minutes on the bench with La Salle before blossoming into a clutch leader with the Lions, Perez jumped from San Sebastian to Ateneo before finding a home with the Pirates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefIt is just one of the similarities both cagers share.They’ve battled in the last two NCAA title duels—Bolick won both—and were named to the national team pool for the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which the country is hosting. MOST READcenter_img TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think we’ll have to start over. We’re all rookies going to take up roles in the PBA. Very rare are the ones who are immediate stars in the league,” he noted.  “There’s no rivalry, for now.”Perez, now 25, puts everything else on hold as he focuses on his newborn child and the the milestone he’s about to hit next week.“I still can’t believe I’m going to the PBA. I’ve been in college for quite a while so I wasn’t really expecting I’ll be here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Team India’s sordid saga finally comes to an end!

first_imgEngland players celebrate after winning the 5th Test and the series 3-1 against IndiaEngland’s bowlers destroyed India’s batting order once again, dismissing the tourists for 94 to seal a 3-1 series victory on day three of the fifth test at the Oval on Sunday.Statistical Highlights Chris Jordan and James Anderson spearheaded England’s attack as the hosts thrashed India by an innings and 244 runs.India resumed the second session on 9-2 and 50 minutes later than scheduled due to a rain delay.Cheteshwar Pujara edged Anderson behind to Jos Buttler for 11, adding to his earlier lbw wicket of Murali Vijay before the interval.A brilliant catch from Gary Ballance, diving across from third slip to grasp a thin low edge with one hand, saw Ajinkya Rahane (4) fall to Stuart Broad, before Chris Woakes removed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for a duck. Woakes had earlier run out Gautam Gambhir from mid-on.Jordan was then introduced into the bowling attack and propelled England to victory. He dismissed Virat Kohli (20) with a delivery that swung late and got a nick to England captain Alastair Cook at first slip. Ravichandran Ashwin (7) followed with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4), both catches taken by Ian Bell.Varun Aaron was then run out when Moeen Ali and Buttler combined before Jordan’s bouncer could only be fended skywards by Ishant Sharma and Ali was underneath to take the catch and seal victory for England.Joe Root started the day by making an unbeaten 149 as England added 101 runs in 11.3 overs as it was bowled out for a commanding 486, a score that India could not get close to in two innings.advertisementThe series victory completes a remarkable turnaround for England, which trailed the series 1-0 after defeat in the second test at Lord’s amid questions about Cook’s future as a batsman and captain. For India, it is the second time in as many tests it has been beaten in three days.last_img read more

Hotshots ready to defy the odds

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Nobody believes we could. And that’s understandable, they are, after all, a powerhouse team,” Chito Victolero said when asked about being at the cusp of dethroning the Beermen in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals’ Game 6 clash set at 6:30 p.m.“And we’re the underdogs. We’ve been that since the quarterfinals, the semifinals. We’re maybe the only ones who believe,” he added. “Though whenever we believe, good things happen to us. That’s why it’s our battle cry.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMagnolia struggled to get sober from its championship hangover, which cost them three games early in the Philippine Cup. They managed to only win one game halfway through the eliminations, putting them in a precarious situation for a playoff spot.The Hotshots, though, won five of their last six to barely making it to the middle pack for the playoffs. From there, they went on to face crowd darling Barangay Ginebra in the quarterfinals and the second-seeded Rain or Shine in the semifinals. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We (may) have arrested our rebounding woes, but we’re not able to execute in the last few possessions especially when their big men were in foul trouble,” he added. “I guess the break is not on our side. There was a lot of drama, too, earlier.”But being under the harsh spotlight of drama a scenario all too familiar for Austria and his wards. San Miguel, after all, is the only team to ever come back from a 0-3 hole to win the title.“Were just unfortunate that we’re unable to score in the last three possessions,” Austria said. “I just hope in the next game we’ll come out with a lot more energy. It’s do-or-die for us.”The clash is set to feature two contrasting play styles with Magnolia trying to whip out its stingy defense anew, and San Miguel looking to overwhelm through scoring once more.Victolero, who has long harped about giving themselves a chance at beating the “mighty” Beermen, will have more than an opportunity as they now wield another weapon: a psychological edge off a 3-2 lead.But the Magnolia mentor is not trying to put much premium on that.“This will be extra hard,” he said of closing out San Miguel. “We know San Miguel. They don’t go down easily. You saw it earlier, we were up 13 in the last six minutes. They tied it.”“We just have to do this all over again—keeping the score low—to give ourselves a chance in the end.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ian Sangalang hopes Avengers won’t ruin possible Sunday endgame Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated But they say everything is clearer in hindsight. Victolero couldn’t agree more as he believes that along with their title run last year has helped the Hotshots grow into the worthy challenger they are now against the Beermen.“We battled in a lot of situations like these before. They (Hotshots) now know how to win,” he said.Magnolia looks to wrest the role of the the team etches its name deeper into PBA lore when it tries to foil San Miguel’s bid for an unprecedented “five-peat” in the all-Filipino conference.Meanwhile, the Beermen, if its any consolation, know where exactly they fell short in narrow 88-86 Game 5 loss on Friday night.“I think it was evident that our shot selection was poor,” coach Leo Austria said. “It’s hard to win when you’re only making 29.8 percent of your field goals.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Never tell Chito Victolero and his charges the odds.Magnolia has defied narratives over and over again in the PBA Philippine Cup and they look to bend another once more when they shoot to knock the crown off the San Miguel Beer Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ View commentslast_img read more