Indiana Prepares For Early Issuance Of February SNAP Benefits

first_img February Benefits Will Now Be Distributed On January 16, 2018The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has been informed by the USDA the state must issue Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for the month of February on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, rather than the previously-reported date of Saturday, January 19.In Indiana, SNAP benefits are usually issued to recipients according to an alphabetical schedule over a 19 day period throughout the month. This one-time early benefit distribution was identified by USDA officials as a mechanism provide SNAP benefits during the partial federal government shutdown.No SNAP benefits will be issued in the month of February, so recipients are strongly encouraged to budget their SNAP benefits to ensure the amount received provides for their food needs through the entire month of February. January benefits are being distributed according to the normal schedule. FSSA will continue to accept and process applications for benefits for January issuance through January 31. FSSA remains in contact with federal partners and will provide further updates if warranted.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Full transcript: Freddie Ljungberg’s first interview as Arsenal manager

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 Nov 2019 11:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Freddie Ljungberg will take charge of his first match as Arsenal manager against Norwich tomorrow (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg was straight down to work at the Arsenal training ground on Friday after taking over managerial duties from Unai Emery.The Spaniard was sacked following a dismal run of results, culminating in Thursday’s embarrassing Europa League defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt.Ljungberg, who was promoted to Emery’s first team coaching set-up in the summer having previously been in charge of the Under-23s, will pick the team ahead of tomorrow’s match against Norwich.Ahead of the trip to Carrow Road, the 42-year-old gave his first interview in his new role to Sky Sports, the full transcript of which is below…AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHow does it feel to be Arsenal manager?It’s a great, great honour I feel this energy inside of me. It’s special of course. There is sadness with the club with where we are and this and that. There is also excitement with what we can do tomorrow and the chance we have to play. It’s a great honour and that’s what I said to the players. You guys have to do the job, I can help and support them but for me it’s a great, great honour.How does it feel to have been chosen for the role of Arsenal manager?I was proud and honoured that they thought about me that it’s such and important thing and they trusted and believed in me to deliver that. I felt excitement because I feel we have some very, very good football players here it’s an amazing club.How long will you be in charge of the Arsenal first team for?There is no indication of how long or how short they just said concentrate on the next game, do as well as you can and we’ll see from there. For me I concentrate on those players we have a game tomorrow and try to do the best I can.Do you want the Arsenal manager’s job full-time?For me it’s about the team and the club. I try to concentrate for the future. We have a game tomorrow we need to try and win that, there might be a few other games but for me that’s what I look at. The other stuff is totally irrelevant.Do you want to be a manager?We’ll see in the future. At the moment I’m learning the trade trying to be doing everything to prep myself. Of course it’s an honour that the club thinks I’m ready to take this big responsibility. But at the moment I concentrate game by game.How will you get the Arsenal squad smiling again?A lot comes from staff ourselves and a lot depends on playing good football. I was in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg. We got in when they were almost getting relegated. There is a lot of pressure at a big club when people are down. So I’ve had experience of players and staff being down and low. There are things in my opinion that you can do. At the end of the day if you play good football and have results there is nothing better than that to raise spirits.Who will be on your Arsenal coaching staff?I have been asked to try to organise what I can and stuff. It’s been a quick turnaround trying to look at Norwich and sort everything out but we will have things in place for the game tomorrow.AdvertisementAdvertisementWill Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remain as Arsenal captain?I believe just because it’s me now I’m not going to make big, enormous changes I will keep those things as it is. There has been so many things and discussions with the media I’ll leave that and I will concentrate on how we’ll play and what we can do on the football pitch. You’ll see that tomorrow [who the captain is].How was the mood in training after Unai Emery was sacked?It’s a bit of a strange one. Not strange, but a bit of sadness there we had a coach for a long, long time he was a good coach and also other coaching staff that all of a sudden disappears. It is a very cut throat thing in football and of course players are emotional as well and they will react on that. What I tried to do was be as respectful as I could in that sequence and then after that when I trained the players I just tried to take sessions where there is a little bit of excitement, try to make them not think too much and just enjoy themselves and hopefully get them in a good mood because we had a game on Thursday, there was not the whole squad.Who should be Unai Emery’s permanent replacement at Arsenal?Freddie Ljungberg0%Mauricio Pochettino0%Mikel Arteta0%Carlo Ancelotti0%Nuno Espirito Santo0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injuryMORE: Granit Xhaka accused of lying to Arsenal boss Unai Emery about injury Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Full transcript: Freddie Ljungberg’s first interview as Arsenal managerlast_img read more

Villa complete Luna mission

first_img Press Association Aston Villa’s early-summer flurry of recruitment has continued with the club confirming the signing of defender Antonio Luna from Sevilla. The 22-year-old left-back, who has been capped at various youth levels for Spain, has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with Villa. The news of Luna’s arrival comes two days after the midlands outfit announced they had sealed the capture of Denmark striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg. Last week they brought in another Denmark international, centre-back Jores Okore, as well as Holland Under-21 midfielder Leandro Bacuna, and the week before that Villa confirmed they had agreed a deal to sign Bulgaria midfielder Aleksandar Tonev. center_img Luna told www.avfc.co.uk: “I’ve always believed that I could play in the Premier League and to have this opportunity with a club as historic and huge as Aston Villa and with a manager (Paul Lambert) who is building a squad of young players with great prospects is tremendously exciting for me. “I really can’t wait to get started and to play my first game. I have a great expectation coming here. The manager explained to me that it is a young squad but also one with good experience and everyone is hungry, everybody wants to succeed here. “This is perfect because I am keen to make progress myself and I want to be part of this. Obviously, I have watched Premier League games and I am totally aware of the pace of the game and that the challenge is to constantly be at the maximum and top of your performance. “There have been many good and great players from Spain who have come here and succeeded and I know I can adapt my game also. The quality of football in La Liga is also respected everywhere and this is why I believe I can do well in the Premier League.” Luna came through the youth system at Spanish club Sevilla and after playing for their B side made his debut for the first team in May 2010. He joined Almeria for a loan stint during the 2010-11 campaign and last term spent a similar spell with Real Mallorca. Luna was also part of the Spain squad who reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 Under-20 World Cup. Villa are reshaping their squad after finishing 15th in the Barclays Premier League last season. last_img read more

Voter Registration Up Slightly in Monmouth County

first_imgTowns In Northern Part Of County Reflect IncreaseBy Denise DiStephan |The number of Monmouth County residents who have registered to vote during the past year, compared to the number who registered a year earlier, is up slightly, with that increase reflected in 13 municipalities in northern Monmouth covered by The Two River Times.Between Nov. 1, 2016 and Nov. 1, 2017, there were 23,263 Monmouth County residents registered to vote; between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct. 18, 2018, that number was 26,045 – an increase of 2,782, according to the county Office of Superintendent of Elections.The total number of county residents who are registered to vote, including the 26,045 who registered within the past year, is 457,058.The deadline to register to vote in New Jersey was Oct. 16.Statewide, there were 110,814 residents who registered to vote between Jan. 16 and Sept. 30 of this year, according to the Department of State website.That increase is less than half of the 265,344 who registered to vote prior to the 2016 presidential election. However, it’s a large increase from registration prior to the last midterms in 2014 when 25,776 dropped from the rolls between Jan. 30 and Sept. 30 of that year.Here is the voter registration breakdown for the 13 municipalities in the coverage area of The Two River Times, with totals for registrations in 2016-17 and 2017-18, and the resulting increase: This article was first published in the Nov. 1-7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Kinrade plays first NHL pre-season game; back on sidelines for rematch

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorFormer Nelson Leafs defenceman Geoff Kinrade finished a minus-1 as the Ottawa Senators lost 4-2 to the Montreal Canadiens in National Hockey League pre-season action Friday night at the Bell Centre.The contest was Kinrade’s first taste of NHL pre-season hockey this season. Kinrade is in his second training camp with the Senators after playing last season with Ottawa’s AHL minor league affiliate in Binghamton. Kinrade didn’t play during the Sens 6-2 pasting of Carey Price and the Habs Saturday night in Ottawa.The 6-foot, 195-pound Kinrade logged 13-plus minutes during Friday’s contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, spent the 2009-10 season with the Baby Sens, registering professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27) while accumulating 59 penalty minutes in a career-high 76 games.He ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating. Kinrade is one of 15 defencemen remaining in camp with Ottawa.Ottawa split its first two exhibition games defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-0 Tuesday and losing 4-1 Wednesday. The Sens host Montreal in Ottawa tonight.Kinrade played for the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL before landing a spot with Cowichan Valley of the B.C. Hockey League.He then spent four seasons at Michigan Tech [email protected]last_img read more

Panthers put down Wildcats

first_imgIsaac Puzz, despite playing on an injured ankle, lead the way once again for the Panthers with a game-high 27 points off of a perfect 8-8 shooting night including 17 points in the opening half of Thursday night’s 79-29 beat down of the visiting Ferndale Wildcats, at McKinleyville High.Puzz carried a slow-to-start Panthers offense for the first few minutes of Thursday’s contest as his two 3-pointers to open the game were the home team’s only points through the first five minutes of the opening …last_img read more

Ethiopia beckons intrepid travellers

first_imgThe view from Imet Gogo near Geech camp, Semien Mountains near Ras Dashan. Bet Giyorgis, one of the mysterious cross-shaped churches hewn out of rock at Lalibela. A view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital and largest city, from the Sheraton hotel. Crowds gather at the Fasiladas’ bath in Gondar, Ethiopia, to celebrate Timket – the Epiphany for the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. (Images: Wikipedia)Samson Mulugeta Still stuck on the image of Ethiopia as a land of war and famine? Think again.These are the little-known facts about this Horn of Africa nation: it is the third most populous country in Africa at 74 million, is twice the size of France, and the climate in the highland capital of Addis Ababa is more akin to Johannesburg than nearby sweltering Khartoum, Sudan.After the ousting of a military dictator nearly two decades ago, Ethiopia has been one of the most stable countries in an African region home to such failed states as Somalia or rogue states such as Sudan, with its crisis in Darfur.But the current Ethiopian government is functional and thriving only in comparison to others in its neighborhood. Its human rights record has been criticised by the US State Department and the nation’s last election, in 2005, was marred by violence and irregularities.Despite these setbacks, Ethiopia has shown steady economic improvement in the last decade, including in the tourism sector, and is one of the world’s least-explored gems.To travellers and students of history, Ethiopia is a magical and enchanting land because of its vivid, uninterrupted connection to antiquity and the larger canvas of recorded human history.  Archeological finds have pointed to Ethiopia as the birth place of the oldest Homo sapiens. Pre-Christian Ethiopia was a major player during antiquity – the Old Testament mentions Ethiopia dozens of times.  Ethiopia’s ancient empire extended on both sides of the Red Sea – Ethiopian kings frequently ruled over south Arabia. Around the time of the birth of Christ, Ethiopia was a centre of commerce and learning along with Egypt, Persia and Greece.“Ethiopia always had a special place in my imagination and the prospect of visiting Ethiopia attracted me more strongly than a trip to France, England, and America combined,” Nelson Mandela wrote in his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. “I felt I would be visiting my own genesis, unearthing the roots of what made me an African.”With Axum at its capital, in what is now Tigray Province, Ethiopia’s recorded history dates back to 1 000 years before the birth of Christ.Its founding mythology is still steadfastly held by many modern Ethiopians, that a union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba begat a royal line that extended from Menelik I to Haile Selassie, whose reign was overthrown in 1974.Ethiopians believe that the Ark of the Covenant, containing the tablets of the 10 commandments, are kept at Mount Zion church in the ancient capital of Axum, guarded by a priest sworn never to leave the premises.Ethiopians have a unique alphabet dating back 2 000 years, rooted in the Gee’ez language which remains the language of the church while Amharic evolved into the people’s language, with a linguistic kinship akin to Latin and English.  Ethiopians keep time in a unique manner, counting the start of the day with one at daybreak (or what would be 7am in Western timekeeping) and ending it with 12 at sundown and then starting with one again. The Coptic calendar is also different. Ethiopia follows the Julian calendar and is marked its second millennium this last year, seven-and-a-half years after the Western calendar.The only African nation to avoid colonisation, Ethiopia was an inspiration to South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, and the Rastafarians who idolized Ras Teferi, who was later crowned as Haile Selassie.  Other intriguing aspects of Ethiopia’s heritage include it’s Jewish population (now almost entirely transplanted to Israel), its early acceptance of Christianity in 400 AD (before England, for example, became Christian) and  its veneration by the Prophet Mohammad, who exempted it from jihad, leaving Ethiopia an island of Christianity in a sea of Islam.Ethiopia is even the birthplace of that morning picker-upper the world cannot do without, coffee, whose name derives from Kefa, the region where it was first discovered, according to legend, by a goatherd named Kaldi.The ancient capital Axum, with its towering obelisks and royal tombs anchors one of the three legs of Ethiopia’s northern “historic route.” After invading and occupying Ethiopia from 1935 to 1941, fascist leader Benito Mussolini broke one of the obelisks into three pieces and shipped it to Italy. It was returned to Ethiopia recently after decades of lobbying by the Ethiopian government.The castles of Gonder are the second stop of the historic tour. Gonder was Ethiopia’s capital from 1635 to 1855 and is home to castles built by Emperor Fasilidas, a network of stone structures featuring sauna baths and lion cages.The final and arguably most stunning example of Ethiopia’s former glory is Lalibela, a mountain village in the highlands of Wello Province that pays homage to a sophisticated civilisation that saw itself as the embodiment of a new holy land.  King Lalibela, who had supposedly visited the holy land before he embarked on his building project, wanted to create a new Jerusalem. The stream flowing between the churches is named the River Jordan and the adjoining hill is known locally as Mount of Olives.Heading north from Addis Ababa, the capital, the first thing visitors see from the air as they approach the historic village is Lalibela’s most famous icon, the House of St George, the cross-shaped church.On a towering plateau formed by molten volcanic rock, St. George squats, carved into the rock as if by a giant hand wielding a laser-like surgical tool. It is in the shape of a cross, cut into the rock in a 12-by-12-metre trench, and is formed out of a single seamless rock.  The engineering marvel of churches’ design remains a mystery to this day. The precision, sophistication and astounding scale of the building have defied easy explanation by archeologists and historians. Ethiopian legend has it they were built in 24 years with the help of angels. Modern historians believe the churches took about 100 years to build.Lalibela has remained a living monument, to this day used as a place of worship by thousands of pilgrims who arrive from near and far.The Lalibela churches are among the World Heritage List, a selection of manmade and natural attractions judged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to be of such universal value that they ”should be preserved for all time.”The Lalibela churches are, according to Unesco “a remarkable coupling of engineering and architecture and a unique artistic achievement.”It has astounded every visitor who came upon them, including Portuguese priest Francisco Alvares, the first European to visit Lalibela, in 1512.“I weary of writing more about these buildings,” he wrote. “Because it seems to me that I shall not be believed if I write more.”Several airlines, including Ethiopian Airlines, fly to Addis Ababa regularly from destinations around the world. There are daily flights from Addis Ababa to Lalibela. Flights on a fleet of turboprops from Addis Ababa-Gonder-Lalibela-Axum “historic route” costs US$400.Trips to Lalibela are best during the colorful festivals of Timkat (Epiphany, January 19) or Meskel Finding of the True Cross, September 27). However, flights and accommodation tend to be fully booked so planning ahead is essential during for visits during those events.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesMount Mabu yields hidden bounty A holiday – in Zimbabwe? The treasures of Afrika House Saving priceless African history Biggest nature park in the world Useful linksEthiopian Airlines Lonely Planet – Ethiopia Ethiopian Tourism MediaEthiopia CyberEthiopialast_img read more

IBM CEO on Lessons & Opportunities in Internet of Things

first_imgEarlier this month IBM CEO Sam Palmisano gave a speech in London, in which he discussed IBM’s products and services in the Internet of Things. He also outlined what IBM sees as emerging opportunities for “smart systems” over the coming decade. It was a significant speech, given that IBM has been probably the leading large tech company promoting the Internet of Things up till now. When you consider that trillions of sensors will be deployed worldwide in the coming decade and the interest in Internet of Things from such high-ranking officials as China’s Premier, IBM’s use cases so far and its evolving strategy is definitely worth taking note of.IBM’s ‘Smarter Planet’ campaign and accompanying Tumblr blog have been in operation since November 2008. This strategy is about connecting objects to the Internet and applying intelligence and services on top of that. Palmisano noted one of the key points about Internet of Things early in his speech – it puts computational power into “things no one would recognize as computers.” Things like “cars, appliances, roadways and rail lines, power grids, clothes.” He also mentioned processes and global supply chains, non-sexy markets that have proven to be early commercial successes for the company in Internet of Things. Finally, Palmisano pointed to implementation in “natural systems, such as agriculture and waterways.”He explained that “intelligence” can be gleaned off all of this data, “because we now have the processing power and advanced analytics to make sense of it all.”IBM claims to have developed 1,200 “smarter solutions” so far. Palmisano said that “in four cities where IBM has helped deploy congestion management solutions, traffic volume during peak periods has been reduced by up to 18 percent, CO2 emissions from motor vehicles were reduced by up to 14 percent, and public transit use increased by up to 7 percent.” He listed other examples from healthcare, banking, power metering and retailing. However, Palmisano cautioned that while the “technology may be ready, […] your culture may not be.” He talked about one of IBM’s customers, Rosenau Transport in Canada. That company took over two years to implement a new ‘smart’ trucking system.Another key thing to note about Internet of Things is the sheer volume of data that will flow through the Internet in the coming years. Palmisano remarked that “we are amassing an unimaginable amount of data in the world.” He claimed that in three years time, IP traffic “is expected to total more than half a zettabyte” (which equals a trillion gigabytes).He also said that “all this data is far more real-time than ever before” – which of course is another trend that ReadWriteWeb has been tracking closely.Palmisano didn’t neglect to mention the “disquieting implications” of the Internet of Things. In particular, privacy and security. However, he didn’t give any reassurances on this front – other than to say that IBM is part of several coalitions, such as the Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. He rather blandly added, “they [privacy and security] will require serious consideration and collaborative decision making across all the stakeholders of civil society.”Overall, we continue to be impressed by IBM’s commitment to Internet of Things. It is leading the way in technology and implementation. The privacy implications (in particular) will potentially be a roadblock in some areas, together with the continuing difficulties of implementing technology such as RFID. So it will be interesting to see how IBM deals with those two issues over 2010. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanus Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#Trends#web last_img read more

Embiid’s career-high 46 leads 76ers past Lakers

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The Lakers have lost four of five.The Sixers led by 13 in the first quarter but settled for a 58-54 advantage at halftime. Embiid already had 18 points and nine rebounds by then.TIP-INS76ers: Jahlil Okafor, who had been out with a respiratory infection, was available but did not play. . Philadelphia coach Brett Brown before the game on the composure displayed by Simmons: “He really doesn’t get rattled. There’s a poise internally that’s really impressive.”Lakers: Ball entered shooting just 31.3 percent from the field, including 25 percent from 3-point range. ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, gestures toward actor Kevin Hart after scoring as guard Ben Simmons stands in the background during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. The 76ers won 115-109. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Joel Embiid scored a career-high 46 points — the most by a Philadelphia player in 11 years — and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the 76ers past the Los Angeles Lakers 115-109 on Wednesday night.Sixers rookie Ben Simmons added 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, falling one rebound shy of a triple-double. Embiid also had seven assists and seven blocked shots, making him the first NBA player with 40 points, seven assists and seven blocks in a game since Julius Erving did it for the 76ers against Detroit in 1982, according to ESPN Stats & Info.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Read Next The No. 2 pick in this year’s draft has a strange jump shot, but coach Luke Walton said the team has no current plans to change it. “We’re not even talking about changing it during the season. We may not change it at all ever. He’s been a good shooter his whole life and he’s going to start making shots. That’ll come with time,” Walton said.UP NEXT76ers: Return home Saturday to play defending champion Golden State.Lakers: Play the second of four consecutive home games Friday against Phoenix. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Embiid shot 14 for 20 from the field and 16 of 19 at the free throw line, giving him the most points by a Sixers player since Allen Iverson scored 46 against Chicago on Nov. 24, 2006.In fact, prior to Embiid’s dazzling performance, the previous 35 times someone scored at least 44 for the 76ers, it was Iverson, according to ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBrandon Ingram led Los Angeles with 26 points and 11 rebounds. Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma added 24 points, and Jordan Clarkson scored 20 off the bench.For the second consecutive game, prized rookie Lonzo Ball sat out the fourth quarter for the Lakers. He played just 21 minutes, going 1 for 9 and missing all six of his 3-point attempts. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Westbrook, Thunder top Bulls for 3rd straight win Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Bolick blasts critics after ejection: ‘I’m not playing to be the MVP’

first_img“He took me down and I didn’t do anything. You saw the video, you be the judge,” he said.Bolick and his teammate Clint Doliguez, who entered the court during the melee, were tossed with 2:28 still left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTempers flared but Bolick understands that what happened is just part of the game.“I know him and that’s the way he plays. He’s Visayan and that’s how we play. He took me down, but I really don’t care. It’s part of the game. They’re frustrated because we’re up, but it happens to all,” Bolick said. MOST READ The ejection could cost Bolick a one-game suspension, which would take effect on Friday against Mapua, and eligibility to vie for any individual award.“I can only say one thing: I really don’t care if they hate me, and that’s fine with me. My teammates are telling me that I can still win the MVP, but I told them I’m not playing to be the MVP. I don’t want to play to be the MVP this season. I couldn’t care less. I’m not playing for MVP stats. I’m just playing to win. Give the MVP to anyone else,” he said.“One thing that they’ll never take away is the win, the love of the game that I bring to my teammates, coaches, and the staff. I really don’t care if they hate San Beda or whatever. That’s fine. But they’ll never take the will for me to win another championship this year and to give back to San Beda.” NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick was left dumbfounded when he was ejected late in San Beda’s 72-58 win over College of St. Benilde on Tuesday.Bolick was nearing a triple-double with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before an incident involving him and Blazers guard Carlo Young triggered a scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “They want to win so bad, we want to win so bad. But they say I had a closed fist? Just watch the video. I know I did not do that. They think I did that so I’ll accept whatever consequences are.”The 21-year-old argued that he feels he didn’t do anything to merit an ejection in the tussle, saying that after he was taken down, all he was trying to do is to stand up and shoot the ensuing free throws — which makes all the judgment more baffling in Bolick’s view.The 21-year-old Bolick believes he did not deserve to be ejected.“You be the judge. You’re here every game and you can see it. Maybe on my side, when I feel that I am wrong, I know that I’m wrong. But I know I didn’t do anything. I just want to play the game that I love, growing up because this is my sport,” he said.“Whatever the referees or the commissioner does, if they’re mad at me, they’re critical of the team, it’s already their problem. That’s their job, and if they think they’ve done their job, then they’ve done their job. My job is to play for my team and bring the spirit, heart, love for the game and I hope that whatever the consequences they want to give me, I’ll accept it with a full heart. They think I did something? I was the one who got hurt and I was even thrown out.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. San Beda coach livid over disqualifying foul on Bolick Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View commentslast_img read more

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