Tang: Blazers near top form ahead of NCAA season

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRegardless of what happens in their 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup campaign, College of St. Benilde head coach TY Tang is already looking forward to their upcoming NCAA season.Tang credited his players after going deep in the tournament before succumbing to defending champion San Beda, 78-71, in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT 7-time champ Serena Williams gets smooth draw at Wimbledon “What we’re doing is basically trying to find someone [in the team] who has that difference in them and hopefully we can convert that into a right mix for us,” Tang said. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “I’d say we are almost there. A few things that we have to polish more and I think we’ll be good this coming NCAA season,” Tang said.Tang said they’re getting ready for Season 94 regardless of the result of their bronze medal match against Far Eastern University on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownUnder the steady guidance of Tang, St. Benidle turned heads in the preseason after coming out on top of the elimination round of the tournament.“Definitely, the right mix of players is very important. As you can see, it is very hard, especially for our school right now, to choose players.” Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan 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 View commentslast_img read more

Ngafuan Hails Outgoing Egyptian Ambassador Lotfi

first_imgForeign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has praised outgoing Egyptian Ambassador to Liberia for his pivotal role played in cementing the cordial ties between Liberia and the Arab Republic of Egypt. Minister Ngafuan stated that Ambassador Sameh Lotfi has distinguished himself as a dynamic diplomat, who never ceases to identify new opportunities for strengthening the bilateral relations between Liberia and Egypt.A Foreign Ministry release quoted Minister Ngafuan as saying that the Egyptian envoy executed his duties with commitment, excellence and diligence, adding, “We are grateful for the true spirit of representation, which he has demonstrated on behalf of his great nation and people.”Minister Ngafuan spoke at the occasion marking the official celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of the July 23rd Revolution of the Arab Republic of Egypt and at a farewell dinner in honor of Ambassador Lofti, whose tour of duty has ended. He said Ambassador Lotfi’s tenure ends at a time when Liberia is just beginning to recover from the impact of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), which claimed the lives of many Liberians and caused social and economic disruption.“We would have loved him to stay a little longer to help us with this recovery from a virus, which he and his country helped us defeat. But the reality of his profession as I have seen is that diplomats are always on the move at the call of duty.” He further said that at the height of the onslaught of the Ebola virus disease in Liberia, the outgoing Ambassador worked tooth and nail to mobilize assistance from the Egyptian Government, in solidarity with the people of Liberia to fight the disease. “Mr. Ambassador, during your tenure, Egypt provided assistance in the form of medical supplies and equipment and doctors at the John F. Kennedy (JFK) referral hospital to assist the Government of Liberia in its combat against Ebola and other challenges of the health sector,” the Minister indicated with deep appreciation. Minister Ngafuan further observed that the relations between Egypt and Liberia have been cordial and mutually respectful and beneficial with Egypt providing technical assistance to Liberia including short-term training program and long-term bilateral scholarship based on Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Egypt Fund for Technical Cooperation with Africa and the Government of Liberia which continues to greatly impact the human resource development of the country. “We are happy that you turned a milestone in the history of your great country and your place in history is well deserved. I want to take this time to congratulate you on this joyous and auspicious occasion. I am particularly impressed by the remarkable progress that your country has made since the transition from the events at the Tahrir Square to democratic elections, which finally saw the ascendancy of President Al-Sisi to power.”Minister Ngafuan stated that the July 23rd Revolution played a significant role in the political and economic development of Egypt. He also noted that the decision to institute a republican government launched Egypt into a new era of Nationalism, industrialization, unprecedented infrastructure development and Agrarian reform at which time Egypt has begun to show early signs of the pivotal role it would play in the non-aligned movement of which Liberia is also a founding member. For his part, Ambassador Lotfi paid a special tribute to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and officials of her government for the cooperation and support accorded him during his three years of diplomatic assignment in Liberia. He stated that those three years have produced a stable development and cordial bilateral relations between Liberia and Egypt. While acknowledging the solidity of the relations and the existing cooperation between Liberia and Egypt, the Egyptian envoy stated that during his tenure, Liberia- Egypt relations was marked by mutual bilateral cooperation with rewarding benefits. He said his tour of duty in Liberia witnessed the visit of high level Egyptian officials including the General Director of the Egyptian Social Fund for Development and the Special Envoy of President, Al Sisi, to Liberia and reciprocal visits of Liberian official to Egypt for training and working of joint committee to be discussed in the near future. While reflecting on the deadly EVD outbreak, which ravaged Liberia, the Egyptian diplomat stated that his country’s refusal to shut its doors was a stance of solidarity with their African counterparts so as to share the country’s struggle to defeat the Ebola epidemic. Ambassador Lotfi also said the celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of the July 1952 Revolution marked a significant milestone in his country’s history, as the occasion corresponds with the inauguration of new projects such as the Suez Canal, which is now ready for navigation and will formally be opened on August 6. He further asserted that the newly constructed two way route promises to nearly triple revenue from the Suez Canal to over US$3 billion per year by 2023. The Egyptian envoy said the new canal will minimize the waiting time for vessels to three hours at most, instead of 8-11 hours and will support the Suez Canal Area Development Project that will turn Egypt into an international logistics center. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more