The 3rd Jobslympics

It was a warm and heat Friday for the participants and visitors at the Evergold Gym.Every team was hoping to achieve in this event.The Red and Green Team.

“To UNITE to CONQUER”  that’s the theme of this year’s Intramurals.

The Diploma in Computer Technology 1 ,2 and Sunday School And Diploma in Events Management were Red’s.And Green’s are the Diploma in Multimedia Design Animation 1 and 2,Bachelor of Business Management and Information Technology.

It’s starting Opening Ceremony with lightening torch by Student Council’s President Mark Kenny James Lim.Followed by Pledge by Ms. Jaica Florida.After that “Lets the Game Begin!”

The first Activity was the Cheerdance started by the Green team.Unfortunately, not immediately turned Red team perform due to technical problem with audio.But still continue the performance by Red Team.

After Cheerdance, the Dance sports perform by 2 participants of Red team and 1 from Green team.It was emotionally-act performed on 2nd round on Red team.Both of 2 teams are cheering for their team.

The 3rd is the Dodge ball where challenging and skillful followed the 3 games:Basketball,Scrabble and Darts.In basketball, The Red Team has won with the score of 34-32.And the MVP is Pimentel.

The afternoon events was the Badminton,Dance craze and Wacky Race.On wacky race was skilled games for every participants and the students enjoyed for that.

And the final is the Awarding Ceremony were Red and Green team are hoping that they are won.

The result of the Activity and Winners are:

Cheerdance: Green Team

Dance sport:

Runner-up:Red Team(Leineth Cayetano and Jomarie Ramas)

Champion:Red Team(Arman June Visabella and Ricmyr)

Dodge ball:Red Team

Basketball:Red Team

MVP:Pimentel

Scrabble:Red Team(Vanessa Jovero)

Darts:Red Team(Jonathan Ramas)

Badminton:Red Team(Danilo Go)

Wacky Race:Green Team

And Overall Champion is RED Team..Congratulations and hope next sports fest will Become enjoyment and prosperous.

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A good start of season in L. Messi together with Barca

FC Barcelona 5 – Real Sociedad 1

An electric opening to the game, with four goals in the first quarter of an hour, set the tone at the Camp Nou, where the Culé faithful were treated to the first victory of the season and Messi’s first goals.

But it was somebody who is not a specialist in these questions, Carles Puyol, who opened the scoring. The captain was, it is true, faithful to his style, when he thumped home a corner with his head, after rising above Agirretxe.

Real Sociedad replied quickly. A good pass by Illarramendi into the area left Chory Castro on his own in front of Víctor Valdés, and the Uruguayan made no mistake.

And then Messi made his appearance, with two goals in five minutes, the 11th and the 16th, which rained on the donostiarras’ parade. Pedro put it beyond any doubt shortly before the break.

The second half had the air of a friendly game about it, although it did provide a good news story: the return of David Villa, who made his first appearance in an official match for nine months, which is when he fell injured during the FIFA Club World Cup. Six minutes from time, Iniesta crept in from the left side of the area and found the Asturian ready to shoot. He beat Bravo with a well-placed, angled shot, and put an end to his own particular ordeal.

HIS FUTURE IN DENVER ASIDE, IGUODALA SHOULD HELP NUGGETS THRIVE

A day after Andrew Bynum talked about staying long-term in Philadelphia, the other All-Star in the Dwight Howard trade did the same in Denver.

“We aren’t coming in to this thinking this is just a one year deal,” Andre Iguodala said at his introductory news conference on Thursday. “We are looking to the future and definitely looking ahead looking to see how we can go forward so this isn’t a quick stop for me.

“This would be a great place for me to have some great years ahead of me and possibly ending my career here.”

Iguodala is under contract for the next two years, but with an early termination option that can make him a free agent next summer. Contract extension talks don’t need to take place for a while, but there’s reason for Denver to be excited about some continuity with a young and talented core, asBenjamin Hochman of the Denver Post writes

Ujiri already has said he wants to sign point guard Ty Lawson to a long-term deal, and Lawson told The Denver Post last May that he was excited about that possibility. If Ujiri and team president Josh Kroenke can re-sign their backcourt, that will give Denver a thrilling nucleus going forward, knowing small forwards Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler and center JaVale McGee are already signed for years to come. Meanwhile, power forward Kenneth Faried is entering the second season of his rookie contract.

“My focus,” Iguodala said, “is to help our team, not only to go out there and to play at the best of our abilities, but to believe that we’re going to make ourselves in contention to be at the top of the West. No matter what anybody else says, we are going to go out there and play for one thing and that is a championship.”

Come November, we’ll see just how well Iguodala fits with his new team. But given his strengths and the Nuggets’ weaknesses, he’ll clearly help.

The Nuggets were a poor defensive team last season, ranking 19th by allowing 103.4 points per 100 possessions. Iguodala, of course, is maybe the best perimeter defender in the league. Over the last two seasons, the Sixers were much better defensively when he was on the floor…

PBA draft trivia

SUNDAY, August 19, is D-Day for the 57 prospective rookies in the PBA annual draft to be held at the Robinsons Midtown Mall in Manila.

This is the 28th edition of the PBA draft which was first held in 1985, 10 years after the league was born, with Shell naming Sonny Cabatu as the first-ever No. 1 overall pick.

Since 1985, 20 of the previous 27 No. 1 picks were all big men. The only seven (7) exceptions were JVee Casio (2010), Mike Cortez (2003), Willie Miller (2001), Paolo Mendoza (2000), Vergel Meneses (1992), Apet Jao (1990) and Allan Caidic (1988). Noli Locsin, the 1994 top overall pick, stood probably just 6-2 or 6-3 but was considered a big man during his time while 2008 No. 1 selection Gabe Norwood now plays mostly as a guard even at 6-4.

If Petron Blaze names 6-10 June Mar Fajardo as this year’s top draft pick, he will be the tallest No. 1 pick since 6-10 1/2 Andy Seigle of Mobiline in 1997.

Only nine of the 27 previous No. 1 picks went on to win Rookie of the Year honors at season’s end – Norwood (2008), Kelly Williams (2006), Rich Alvarez (2004), Danny Ildefonso (1998), Andy Seigle (1997), Marlou Aquino (1996), Jun Limpot (1993), Benjie Paras (1989) and Caidic (1987), with Paras becoming the only rookie in league history to win Most Valuable Player honors at the same time.

At 5-9 3/4, Casio was the shortest ever No. 1 pick when Powerade selected him last year.

This year’s 57 is the most number of prospective rookies since the 59 two years ago when Nonoy Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini were selected Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, by Air21.

This is the first time Petron Blaze is picking first in the draft, a pick which it acquired from Air21 in a previous trade. The Boosters’ previous highest pick in the draft was second overall which happened twice — in 2007 (when it selected Sam Eman, behind Welcoat’s Devance) and in 1998 (when it selected Noy Castillo then traded him for No. 1 pick Ildefonso of Shell).

In the draft’s history, Air21 and defunct Sta. Lucia have the most number of No. 1 picks with four each. The Express have Baclao (2010), Japeth Aguilar (2009), Jay Washington (2005) and Yancy de Ocampo (2002) while the Realtors had Williams (2006), Mendoza (2000), Dennis Espino (1995) and Limpot (1993).

Air21 always went on to trade all its four previous No. 1 picks and even its two previous No. 2 overall selections —  Al-Hussaini (2010) and Arwind Santos (2006).

The Express and Talk ‘N Text are the only two teams without a first-round selection in this year’s draft.

For the second straight year, the draft will have no limit as far as the number of rounds for the teams to make selections. From 2005 up to 2010, the draft was limited to just two rounds.

Lessons from London from the PHI Athletes

AFTER an incredible display of athleticism, sportsmanship and first world architectural marvels, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London has finally come to an exhausting close.  Exhausting in a most positive way, mind you.  It has been a splendid 16 days of physical and athletic prowess that drew interest and viewership to sports from the familiar (basketball and swimming) to the obscure (canoe sprint and trampoline).   And thrilling as it was to watch the different events in the comfort of my bedroom, I did find time to glean some valuable lessons from the Games, picking up bits of inspiration and influence worth mentioning (and hopefully, practicing).

Lesson #1:  Fight To The Finish.  The men’s triathlon was an anticipated three-horse race among British brothers Alistair (gold) and Jonathan (bronze) Brownlee and Spain’s Javier Gomez (silver), whose abilities would most likely end in a sprint finish for the world’s three most dominating Olympic-distance triathletes (It didn’t).  Not so for the distaff side.  The women’s triathlon was a virtual open contest, with some ‘on paper’ front-runners predicted to take to the podium, but no dominant figure clearly emerging.  Fast-forward to the finish line to find Swiss miss Nicola Spirig edging Sweden’s Lisa Norden for the gold in a photo finish.  The judges eventually ruled in favor of Spirig.  One can imagine the level of intensity involved in pushing those last few strides to cross the tape.  It’s never quite over till it’s over.

Lesson #2:  Rise Above Adversity.  Kenyan Sally Kipyego, who won silver in the women’s 10,000 meters, was four years old when her father died, leaving her sickly mother to raise seven children in abject poverty.  When Sally was eleven, a brother’s friend figured in a bicycle accident.  To get medical help, she ran seven miles to the nearest clinic only to be kicked out by the doctor, who was intoxicated.  Her impoverished childhood and tragic life encounters spurred Sally’s desire to become a nurse, so she could help provide better healthcare in her native country.  Sally went on to become an athletic scholar at Texas Tech University, earning a nursing degree in 2009.

Lesson #3:  You Can’t Please Everyone – And You Don’t Have To.  Michael Phelps, the most bemedalled athlete in Olympic history, came into the Summer Games bearing on his broad shoulders the highest expectations of continuing the gold rush that began eight years ago at the 2004 Games in Athens.  The pressure of delivering on every single swimming event he was entered in finally took its toll in his first event, the 400m individual medley, where he finished fourth, but more significantly, missing a podium place for the first time since 2004.  This ‘woeful’ performance triggered a hail of criticism hurled against Phelps, with pundits and fence sitters alike citing reasons that ranged from overtraining and burn out to waning competitiveness and internal tensions.  The flak abated somewhat, as The Baltimore Bullet managed silver in his next two events, the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and the 200m butterfly.  But Phelps wasn’t done.  He stormed back to stand atop the podium toting gold in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay, the 200m individual medley, the 100m butterfly, and the 4 x 100m medley relay.  Despite these monumental achievements, some quarters continued to hurl brickbats in Phelps’ direction.  But with 22 medals (18 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) to his name, nothing can change the fact that Michael Phelps is the Olympic Games’ most decorated athlete — a record that will stand for a very long time.

Lesson #4:  Walk The Talk.  Jamaican speed demon Usain ‘Lightning’ Bolt, also known as the world’s fastest human, had said at one time “People always say I’m a legend, but I’m not.  Not until I’ve defended my Olympic titles.  That’s when I’ve decided I’ll be a legend.”  After crushing the competition in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100n relay (and becoming the first man to win in all three events consecutively), he was quoted as saying “I’m now a legend.  I’m also the greatest athlete to live.”  Bold and brazen words, yes, but backed by equally incredible performances.

Lesson #5:  Let Your Talent Do The Talking.  As much as Bolt stands out for his outrageous natural talent as well as his utter lack of modesty, majority of the athletes who stood at the podium receiving gold, silver or bronze opted to keep their mouths shut and just get the job done.  These athletes showed the workman’s (and workwoman’s) admirable ethic of doing the work and getting it done as best they could, with nary a complaint (about faulty equipment/officiating) or excuse (for not achieving their goals).

Lesson #6:  Be Humble In Victory.  China’s rapid emergence as a world sports power can be attributed (but not exclusively) to a shrewd and astute selection of specific sports and events that its athletes can excel in and dominate.  The sweep of the table tennis, badminton and majority of the diving events by Team China, as well as the second-place finish in the overall medal tally, serve as testament to this successful planning strategy.  Amidst its remarkable medal harvest (second only to the USA), little has been heard from China’s athletes or coaches about how great they have performed or how dominating they have become.  Instead, the athletes are humble in their triumphs, ascribing to the principle of continuous improvement with the goal of bringing more glory to their country.

Lesson #7:  Don’t Give Up — Even When All Seems Hopeless.  It’s easy to fold in the face of strong competition, or worse, being behind by a huge margin and having to play catch up.  The phenomenal fightback of the Russian men’s volleyball team from two sets down against Olympic volleyball superpower Brazil shows that it is possible to snatch victory from the proverbial jaws of defeat.  It took a lot of steely nerve and teamwork to come back from trailing 22-19 in the third set to turn the tide on what looked like a virtual win for the boys from Brazil.  But the Soviet spikers never gave up the fight, clawing back and taking the next three sets to stun a befuddled and outplayed Brazilian squad.

Lesson #8:  Go With Your Gut.  An article in Time magazine’s Summer Olympics special issue which centered on The Science of Choking revealed in a scientific study that “athletes under stress choke when too many thoughts flood the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain that houses informational memory.”  The study revealed that when athletes worry too much, there is a misallocation of resources and the brain becomes too busy.  This takes away a lot of energy and work from the motor cortex, which controls the planning and execution of movements.  In plain vanilla, the message is simple:  Don’t overthink.  Go with the flow and/or your gut, and chances are, you’ll do fine (or maybe even great).

Lesson #9:  Win Convincingly. Korean epee fencer, Shin Lam battled German Britta Heidemann for the right to move on to the gold medal match.  In the lead and with the match clock down to zero, a horrified Shin was taken aback when the clock was reset to one second.  Upon resumption, Heidemann made the do-or-die hit that resulted in Shin’s relegation to the bronze match against China’s   Sun Yujie (which Shin later lost). Shin’s loss stands among the biggest controversies of the Games.  It was put under protest/appeal, which like the Philippines’ protest of light fly-weight boxer Mark Barriga‘s equally controversial loss to Kazakh Birzhan Zhakypov where the Filipino was deducted two points for excessive ducking, went for naught.  Both cases illustrate the need to win convincingly in order to put enough distance between one’s opponent and himself/herself, if only to guarantee winning by a ‘safe’ margin.

Lesson #10:  Own Up— And Do The Right Thing.  This final lesson is dedicated to the Philippine Olympic Committee, the Philippine Sports Commission, and the various national sports bodies and associations that continuously draw from a bottomless well of excuses to explain the medal drought that dates back to the 2000 Sydney Games.  The same yawning well yields the reasons for the country’s poor showing at various international competitions such as the Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games.  Pity that there are no medals given for politicking, foot-dragging, excuse-making, and fund misappropriation.  Nowthat’s a sure gold right there. Instead of sending our unprepared, underfunded and overmatched athletes to international sports contests, not unlike sending lambs to be slaughtered, we should have real long-term plans with realistic goals, overseen and led by people who actually care for the country’s sports program, its athletes, and the future. Philippine sports doesn’t need more people who talk big and/or who got their positions through political appointments, only to be the first to shirk off responsibility at the first sign of trouble.  Philippine sports needs people who will own up to failure, but who also possess the iron will to buckle down to build a lasting and strong sports program.

When all is said and done, more is said than done.  I didn’t make that (line) up, but I believe it best expresses the management style that has pervaded the halls and walls of the country’s various sports organizations for the past decades.  The Philippines is not in need of a hero.  The Philippines is in need of a generation of heroes.

Which brings to mind the London 2012 Games slogan that may have been lost in the melee of the spectacular record-breakers, the breath-taking performances, and fabulous opening and closing ceremonies.  Inspire a generation, it challenges.

Here’s hoping we’re all up to the challenge.”

USA to victory on Women’s Football at 2012

‘Lloyd’s brilliant double in the final was enough for the USA to complete a hat-trick of Olympic Football titles, as the midfielder added to her winner in the Beijing 2008 showpiece.

They also made amends for her penalty shoot-out miss in last year’s World Cup final.

Yuki Ogimi pulled a goal back for Japan, who had plenty of chances to equalise and were denied by the woodwork as they failed in a bid to add the Olympic title to their world crown.

But they contributed to a superb spectacle and another brilliant advert for the women’s game.

The USA were playing in their fifth successive final, having lost just one of the previous four, while Japan were in their first.

Both sides had come through scares in the semi-finals, the USA coming from behind three times to beat Canada in extra-time, and Japan seeing off a second-half onslaught against France.

There was good support for each team, but it was the USA fans who were celebrating in the eighth minute as Lloyd opened the scoring.

Tobin Heath got free down the left and crossed for Alex Morgan, whose heavy touch actually allowed her to chip up a ball that Lloyd arrived late to head home, stealing it off the toe of Abby Wambach.

It was the first time Japan had been behind all tournament and they responded superbly, going close twice in quick succession 10 minutes later.

A fine move ended with Nahomi Kawasumi’s shot being blocked by Christie Rampone – although it may have been going wide – with Hope Solo thwarting Ogimi on the rebound.

Solo then excelled herself, magnificently tipping Ogimi’s header from Kawasumi’s cross onto the crossbar, Ogimi smashing over the follow-up.

Heath was lucky to get away with handballing Aya Miyama’s free-kick as Japan continued to dominate but they enjoyed a let-off themselves when Azusa Iwashimizu headed Amy LePeilbet’s cross against her own post.’

‘They should have equalised in the 33rd minute, Miyama the next to hit the woodwork after Shinobu Ohno was left alone in the box, the latter then sending a beautiful curling shot a few metres wide.

Both sides threatened early in the second half before Lloyd scored a stunning second goal in the 54th minute.

The Japan defence backed off as the midfielder carried the ball forward but even they could not have predicted the unstoppable 20-yard shot that flew into the net.

However, the world champions refused to buckle and, after bringing on Asuna Tanaka, they halved the deficit in the 63rd minute.

A lovely move saw Homare Sawa’s shot blocked by Rampone and the ball broke for Ogimi to shoot home.

A sprawling Miho Fukumoto save prevented Rachel Buehler restoring the USA’s two-goal lead while there was a desperate scramble at the other end after they failed to deal with a free-kick.

Lloyd was agonisingly close to a hat-trick when she hit a shot just over and Japan substitute Mana Iwabuchi should have equalised when she robbed Rampone 20 yards out but shot too close to Solo, who nevertheless produced a fine save.

Wambach could have netted late on but it did not matter that she missed out as the USA held on.

United States coach Pia Sundhage said: ‘I painted a picture that we’d keep possession but Japan were too good for us.’

Of her players, she said: ‘They found a way to win. Phenomenal, because that is not easy. They played with a huge heart and they changed the tactics and little bit. Wonderful.’

 

 

“They found a way to win. Phenomenal, because that is not easy. They played with a huge heart and they changed the tactics and little bit.

Wonderful.”

Pia Sundhage

Mexico through to first Olympic final

Mexico came storming back for a 3-1 win to reach their first Olympic men’s Football final today as Japan’s dreams of double gold were crushed at Wembley.

The Japanese men looked set to join their women’s team in setting up a gold medal match when a superb third goal of the tournament from Yuki Otsu gave them an early lead in this afternoon’s semi-final.

 

But Marco Fabian, Oribe Peralta and substitute Javier Cortes turned the game around as Mexico set up a final on Saturday against Brazil or Republic of Korea and left their opponents playing for bronze.

 

Neither side had previously competed for gold and each had made the Olympic semis for only the second time, having last done so in 1968 when Japan went on to beat host nation Mexico in the bronze-medal match.

 

Despite some nervy defending early on, the Japanese were on course to emulate that result after 12 minutes today thanks to a stunning strike from Otsu.

 

Mexico goalkeeper Jose Corona, who had already tipped a Hiroshi Kiyotake shot wide, was helpless as Otsu’s instant control from Keigo Higashi’s pass set up a half-volley that the forward crashed into the top corner.

 

It was the first time Mexico had trailed at the Olympics and they needed to become the first side to score against Japan.

 

The pressure told in the 31st minute when Giovani dos Santos’ corner was flicked on by Jorge Enriquez and Fabian nodded home from close range.

 

Neither side could force a second before half-time. But Mexico continued to press and completed their comeback in the 65th minute with a goal that was both sublime and ridiculous.

 

Peralta had just drilled too close to Shuichi Gonda, who rolled the ball out toTakahiro Ohgihara.

 

But the midfielder took too long and was robbed of possession by Peralta, the striker still having plenty to do as he drove an unstoppable strike right into the top corner.

 

Japan threw on three substitutes but they were unable to find a way through and were overcommitted in the final minute of stoppage-time as Cortes held off several weak challenges before firing the ball under Gonda”

 

Japan stun Spain

Japan produced an impressive performance to shock World and European champions Spain with a 1-0 victory in their Group D opener at Hampden Park.

Yuki Otsu’s first-half goal was enough for the Japanese, but the margin of victory could have been much greater as 10-man Spain struggled with the pace and pressure applied by their opponents.

The 1992 Olympic champions were already 1-0 down when they had Inigo Martinez sent-off with five minutes remaining in the first half and they failed to recover from their numerical disadvantage.

Keigo Higashi, Kensuke Nagai and Hiroshi Kiyotake all went close for Japan after the break but a single goal was enough to send them to the top of the group following Honduras and Morocco’s 2-2 draw earlier in the day.

Spain started the game by trying to impose their usual possession-based style on the game, but they were hustled from the very first whistle by an energetic Japanese team.

Chelsea’s Juan Mata forced Shuichi Gonda into a fine save with Spain’s only serious effort of the first half but it was Japan who were threatening more regularly and they were rewarded after 33 minutes when Otsu outmuscled Martin Montoya to prod home Takahiro Ohgihara’s corner.

Kiyotake should then have doubled the lead as he pounced on a wayward backpass from Alvaro Dominguez but, after rounding David De Gea, he could not turn his shot on target from a narrow angle.

Spain were in trouble a few moments later when Martinez was sent-off for bringing down Nagai just outside the area.

Japan wasted a host of opportunities to extend their lead early in the second half.

De Gea was called into action to make a fine save from Higashi in the 49th minute and the Manchester United goalkeeper should have been left helpless when Nagai broke through on goal soon after, only for the striker to pull his shot just wide of the target.

Kiyotake had an almost identical opportunity two minutes later at the end of an amazing solo run, but again his shot flew just wide.

By contrast, Spain struggled to create their own clear-cut openings. Jordi Alba’s effort was easily smothered by Gonda with 12 minutes remaining before Spain were again thankful to De Gea as he made a stunning stop to once again deny Nagai and Hotaru Yamaguchi shot wide with the goal at his mercy in stoppage time.

Japan boss Takashi Sekizuka was understandably delighted with his side’s performance but refused to get too carried away.

He said: ‘This is still the first match and we still have far to go to even make the knockout round, but I look forward to playing Spain again later in the competition.’

Spain manager Luis Milla said afterwards: ‘Despite the result, playing in the Olympics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and we have to enjoy it.

‘At this level we know the small details count and now we have to work on those and prepare for the next match against Honduras. We have two finals now to try and qualify for the next stage.’