Brutal Game 1 loss ‘lit a fire’ in Beermen to even finals series, says Lassiter

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Beermen showed no remorse in Game 2 coming away with a devastating 134-109 victory to tie the series up at 1-1, and shooting guard Marcio Lassiter said their first game defeat left a bitter memory within them.READ: Beermen get back at Gin Kings with blowout win in Game 2FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It lit a fire in us and we want to keep making sure that we will bring a lot of intensity for Game 3,” said Lassiter Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We won and we didn’t want to be in a hole.”The Beermen, with the dreadful Game 1 loss serving as a fresh memory, immediately jumped off the gates in the first quarter building a 21-10 lead off the back of four early steals. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ View comments Cone expects rest of PBA Finals to be ‘chippier’ after testy Game 2 LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Marcio Lassiter. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s brutal 127-99 Game 1 loss to Barangay Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals was the Beermen’s worst defeat in the championship round since it lost 146-111 to the Gin Kings in the 2007 Philippine Cup.It was a win that got chalked under the Gin Kings’ name, but it proved to be a prelude for the Beermen’s merciless vengeance.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? San Miguel pushed the offense further in second quarter outscoring the Gin Kings, 41-23, in the period for a 75-46 lead heading into the break.Lassiter, who was just one of five Beermen to score at least 20 points, said they felt embarrassed after Game 1 that they vowed to never repeat the same mistakes they did.“We were more focused. We didn’t come out as focused in Game 1 and we really came out focused today,” said Lassiter who finished with 20 points and five assists. “We don’t want to be in a hole and down 0-2 is not a good hole to be in.”“We knew this game meant a lot to us and we want to even the series.”ADVERTISEMENT Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

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Audit into UG’s finances to begin in 2 weeks – Auditor General

first_imgIn light of the request recently made by the Education Ministry to have a special audit into the finances of the University of Guyana (UG), the Auditor General’s Office has already commenced the preparation stages to kick-start that process.This is according to Guyana’s Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, who told Guyana Times in an interview on Saturday that the “groundwork” will commence shortly.“We [Audit Office] were contacted and are planning to go in and start the special audit quite soon. I have contracted an auditor, outside of my office, who does work there, contracting an auditor [is] what is usually done by my office. I asked him to complete a Terms of Reference for this, this is in addition to the normal audit that takes place,” Sharma explained.Vice Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw GriffithThe Auditor General noted that the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry had officially written to him, requesting this special audit, but before his Office could begin its work, the necessary meeting had to take place.“Meetings were held with the Education Ministry officials, of course, they had to be held first so that we could be briefed.Then there were meetings with the Unions from UG but I am not at liberty to discuss what transpired in those meetings.However, what I can say is that I am hoping to go into UG to start the special audit within two weeks from now.”The request for the special audit came in light of an appeal made to the Ministry by the two workers’ unions at UG.However, the administration of the University on Thursday said such a move is welcomed so as to clear up any misinformation about the present financial state of UG.Auditor General of Guyana, Deodat Sharma“The administration welcomes the opportunity to clear the air on the allegations and assertions by the Unions and other individuals…We have long indicated such, both directly to the UG Unions and in my two recent memoranda to the University Community,” said Vice-Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, in the release.The request made by the two Unions to the Education Ministry birthed from the fact that UG’s administration, in January of this year, stated that the institution was not in a position to pay further salary increases for 2018, having paid a four per cent salary increase to academic staff and three per cent to non-academic staff, both tax-free, in December 2018.On February 13, 2019, in an update to the members of the UG Community on the industrial climate at Turkeyen and the call by the Unions for a forensic financial audit, the Vice-Chancellor noted that the administration is willing to have its financial position examined by any competent and independent auditor.Meanwhile, UG’s administration was accused of wanton spending, including hosting several events and standing the expenses of meals and accommodation for guest speakers.last_img read more

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