No more pressure for La Salle in chase for another title

first_imgMOST READ Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ “We’ll focus more on execution because last season we won the championship without peaking, defensively we we’re okay,” said Ayo. “We want to be unpredictable, do new things, be unconventional, and do a lot of crazy things.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: La Salle embraced title pressure, says Ayo“It’s actually less of a pressure now because it will shift to the teams who performed well this season.”Ayo said teams like Adamson, runner-up Ateneo, Far Eastern University, and National University will be the ones to carry the burden for 80.Ayo knows other teams have scouted their “Mayhem” defense, which led the Green Archers to best offensive (97.8 points per game) and defensive ratings (81.0 points), so the 39-year-old head coach will now concentrate on improving his offense even more.READ: Returning Ayo proud of ‘responsible’ Archers ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ La Salle’s Aldin Ayo (Coaches of the Year). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo arrived in the UAAP as a champion coach in the NCAA and he continued his impressive start after leading De La Salle arguably the most dominant championship run in recent memory.La Salle overpowered its opponents with an average winning margin of 16.8 points en route to a stellar 13-1 eliminations slate and an unblemished record in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT READ: La Salle’s Game 1 win all about defense, says AyoAyo’s UAAP championship earned him one of Coach of the Year awards in the 2017 Collegiate Basketball Awards, his second after Letran in the NCAA a year prior.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDespite the expectations that come along with the accolades, Ayo said the pressure is out of the way for him and Green Archers’ come the new UAAP season.“There’s no pressure actually. All I’m thinking right now is how to get another one [championship],” joked Ayo Thursday at Montgomery Place. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal UFC: Anderson Silva reveals why he wants to fight Conor McGregor Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View commentslast_img read more

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Santiago admits NU got ‘excited’ in poor start vs UE

first_imgTristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University seemed to have the easiest first-game matchup with University of the East—the worst team in the league a season ago—as its opponent in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball opener on Saturday.But it didn’t take long for the Lady Bulldogs to know that the game was anything but easy with the Lady Warriors showing they are not a team to mess with.ADVERTISEMENT Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos UE stunned NU, 25-18, in the opening set and Jaja Santiago feels the Lady Bulldogs failed to keep their emotions in check causing the team to yield the first set.“I think we were excited and each of us felt cocky and that played a major factor in the first set,” the towering spiker said Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Lady Bulldogs committed 19 of their total 27 errors in the opening set before regrouping to take the next three.Santiago said NU didn’t undermine UE’s abilities but she cited that there’s no one to blame for the poor start but themselves after going into the match not having the proper mindset. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytecenter_img Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG “I know that UE wants to win, I think we were just too excited and we were too relaxed coming in,” said Santiago, who had 21 points. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Strong 2nd half pushes TNT past GlobalPort for 1-0 lead 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

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Lady Eagles overcome Lady Tamaraws in 5 sets

first_imgMunicipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo rallied past a persistent Far Eastern University side, 25-19, 24-26, 19-25, 25-16, 15-11, for its second win in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Eagles improved to 2-1 while the Lady Tamaraws slipped to 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Ateneo was at match point after an FEU error, 14-11, before Kim Gequillana finished it off with a service ace. Assistant coach Sherwin Meneses, who took over momentarily as head coach  with Tai Bundit in Thailand grieving over the passing of his mother-in-law, said the fifth set came down to who can play through their instincts and who can execute the basics better.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I told them what coach Tai has always said that the fifth set will come down to whoever executes the basic principles better,” said Meneses. “Everything starts from the basic.”Ateneo was down, 5-0, at the onset of the fourth set but the Lady Eagles retaliated with an 8-1 spurt to establish and 8-6 lead and set their offensive rhythm.  NU’s Nabor hides injury from Gorayeb due to fear of not playing Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jhoana Maraguinot and Mich Morente led Ateneo with 18 and 17 points, respectively, but also had plenty of help from Bea De Leon and Maddie Madayag, who combined for 21 points.Gequillana also had her moments as she scored nine points off the bench.Bernadeth Pons led FEU with 18 points.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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UFC’s Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne get engaged

first_imgPanelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Olympic hurdles champion banned for whereabouts mix-up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “We’re getting married,” Rousey, 30, announced while showing her sparkling diamond ring. The couple said that the engagement happened under a waterfall in New Zealand, where they vacationed last week. Although no definite date has been set for their big day, UFC President Dana White expressed delight saying, “I’m very happy for Ronda, and I’m looking forward to the wedding,” according to the news site.READ: Rousey finds beau in MMA heavyweightFollowing months of speculations, Rousey confirmed their relationship in 2015 via ESPN: “It’s true that Travis and I are in a relationship. I’ve really enjoyed the time we have spent together and getting to know one another. And that’s all I’m going to say about it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnREAD: WWE woos Ronda Rousey in a ‘match made in heaven’Browne, 34, admitted their relationship in an interview with MMAFighting.com, “She’s my woman, and I’m her man. There’s no boyfriend-girlfriend stuff. There’s no dating. We’re together,” he explained.Rousey ripped down gender barriers and emerged as UFC’s first female champion back in 2012. But her reign in the Octagon declined after suffering back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on governmentcenter_img On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Ronda Rousey. APRonda Rousey and Travis Browne are engaged.The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women’s Bantamweight Champion confirmed to TMZ Sports that she and her beau, also a UFC fighter, are walking down the aisle anytime.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Meanwhile, Browne has flunked three bouts over the past few months, including a defeat against Derrick Lewis in February.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /raRELATED STORYRetire or fight back? UFC stars offer advice to Ronda RouseySports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Host FEU eyes women’s volleyball All-Star game for UAAP Season 80

first_imgThe 80th Season of the UAAP will be hosted by Far Eastern University. Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University is once again the host of the UAAP, and for the league’s 80th season the school is looking to further put the spotlight on women’s volleyball.Anton Montinola, FEU’s representative to the UAAP board, said the league is planning to hold an All-Star weekend kind of event at Mall of Asia Arena as a treat for the fans with an exhibition game pitting the league’s top women’s volleyball players as the likely centerpiece.ADVERTISEMENT For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ “One coach may takeover in the first, another in the second, and a third one in the third set,” he said. England gets 1st win in 20 years at U20 World Cup Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Montinola said the game will serve as the midseason spectacle before the league takes a short break come November.“We’re thinking of doing a three-on-three on the activity center of MOA and then we’re thinking of maybe having an All-Star game for women’s volleyball,” said Montinola during the UAAP Season 79 closing ceremony Saturday at University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundMontinola added that a cheerdance competition for high school girls is also being planned as well as scheduling the beach volleyball and football tournaments at night.He also said the All-Star game will emulate the style of the NBA’s midseason exhibition where fans will vote for the best players in each position and the two team will have three coaches each. LATEST STORIES China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop workingcenter_img Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprillast_img read more

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Roach says it’s on Pacquiao when Horn goes down

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ He did say there would be a knockout but it’s not on him to say which round Horn will taste the canvas.“I don’t know, he’s a tough guy from Australia,” said Roach of Horn Thursday at Elorde Gym in the Mall of Asia Complex. “But that’s really up to Manny, Manny can knock him out whenever he wants in my opinion.”Pacquiao’s last knockout victory was back in 2009 when he stopped Miguel Cotto with a minute remaining in he 12th round to win his first WBO welterweight title.Roach, though, is confident that Pacquiao is primed to break that dry streak especially after seeing the Filipino fighter breeze through his workout.“We’re getting closer, we’re getting close,” said Roach.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sumalinog brings veteran smarts to Cignal For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Klitschko never made it to the 12th round falling to Joshua at the 2:25 of the 11th with the Brit taking home the WBA Super, IBF, and IBO World heavyweight titles.Roach also predicted that Sergey Kovalev has to stop Andre Ward in the two pound-for-pound greats’ matchup back in November 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundKovalev scored a 2nd round knockdown but failed to capitalize allowing Ward to take a unanimous decision win and take the WBA Super, IBF, and WBO World light heavyweight belts.Roach, being the oracle that he is, though somehow backtracked on the outcome of the fight between Manny Pacquiao against Jeff Horn. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Manny Pacquiao during training at Elorde Gym in Pasay City. He is preparing for a title defense against Jeff Horn on July 2 in Australia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFreddie Roach is fond of giving predictions, especially when there’s a knockout involved.He once gave a piece of his mind before Anthony Joshua clobbered heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko saying the British will own the whole fight.ADVERTISEMENT More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Olympian Michael Phelps set to race against Great White Shark

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIES Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Discovery Channel recently announced a TV special for its annual Shark Week on July 23 called “PHELPS VS. SHARK: GREAT GOLD VS. GREAT WHITE,” which will feature a race between the legendary swimmer and one Great White Shark.“They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds,” the TV network said in a press release.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark—the race is on!”The 31-year-old Phelps also teased his upcoming showdown with a photo on his Instagram account. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img United States’ Michael Phelps  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)Michael Phelps has pretty much accomplished everything there is in professional swimming, and he’s ready to face perhaps his greatest adversary yet.Instead of racing against the best swimmers in the world, the American Olympian will attempt to out-swim one of the most ferocious water predators known to man.ADVERTISEMENT Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in ESPN, meanwhile, noted that Phelps clocked around 6 mph in 2010.Aside from competing against a Great White Shark, Phelps will also appear in another “Shark Week” project: “Shark School,” which will dispel myths and common misconceptions about the fish.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Although Phelps has accomplished several superhuman feats underwater during his illustrious career, he’s going to have his work cut out for him against the majestic beast.Sharks typically swim an average of 5 miles per hour, but Great Whites are known to cruise around 25 mph when in attack mode, according to Jennifer Kennedy of ThoughtCo.com.ADVERTISEMENT Rhodes overwhelmed with first career Finals, but knows he has more to do SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing PLAY LIST 01:18SEA Games 2019: Guarte, Abahan complete PH sweep of obstacle course racing05:19Exclusive interview: Michael Bay ups the action ante in ‘6 Underground’—with 2,000 stunts00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Jamaican surfers at the Olympics? … New national coach thinks it’s possible

first_imgRecently hired national surfing coach, Ben Bourgeois, believes Jamaican surfers can make it to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twenty teams will be given the chance to participate in surfing at the next Olympic Games for the first time and Bourgeois believes with the right equipment, Jamaica could be one of those who make the cut to the Japan capital. “I think the chances of us qualifying for the inaugural participation of surfing at the Olympics Games are good,” Bourgeois, who is a retired professional surfer, said. “I think we can do it especially that there are some smaller events leading up to it that the surfers can really gain some experience from.” He continued: “But we have to get the right equipment and it is difficult to get equipment down to the island.” One of those tune-up meets will be taking place in Barbados early next month. President of the association, Anthony ‘Billy’ Wilmot, said the event will expose the team to the competition they are expected to face in the qualifiers. “The competition we are having in Barbados is one of the largest surfing events in the Caribbean, attracting professional surfers from around the region, Central America, and the United States. It is going to give our surfers the opportunity to go in the water and compete with people of the standard they are expecting to face at the qualification event next year,” he said. Wilmot said the association will be also be using the event to whittle down the squad to the three entrants who will be allowed to represent the country at the qualifiers. “We have a squad of youth and experience, and the event will give the newcomers their chance. We didn’t want it to seem as though we are just handpicking the team, so we will be using the event to narrow down the squad to six,” Wilmot said.last_img read more

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Walsh explains Windies spin trap

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Bangladesh bowling coach Courtney Walsh does not believe that excluding seamers from the attack for the second Test against West Indies was a setback for the country’s fast-bowling prospects.The legendary former Windies pacer said that the decision to play all spinners in the second Test was a tactical one, aimed solely at getting a positive result and securing the historic series win against the side he formerly represented.All 40 wickets fell to spin in the match as West Indies went under by an innings and 184 runs inside three days on Sunday to concede the series 2-0.RESULT MATTERS”It is just one Test match that no fast bowler played. This was a Test to try to win the series. For me, it is not sending the wrong message,” Walsh said.”Tactically, we felt it was the best for Bangladesh to win without a fast bowler. It might be the first time one hasn’t played, but the result matters. It is a tremendous feeling to have a series win.”I think everything went according to the plans of the coach, captain, and the rest of the guys had to win the series.”Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan finished with match figures of 12 for 117 as West Indies could only muster 111 in their first innings – a record low against Bangladesh – and 213 in their second.Mahmudullah’s career-best 136 had earlier propelled the hosts to 508 in their first innings.In the opening Test in Chittagong, left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman was the only seamer picked and went wicket-less from four overs.MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO COMEWalsh, who holds the record for the most wickets by a West Indies bowler with 519, said there would be opportunities for Bangladesh seamers on upcoming tours, where wickets were more conducive to seam.”Hopefully, when we go to New Zealand [in February next year], the seamers might get a better opportunity,” Walsh said.”We might get different types of wickets, and they should want to grab those opportunities as well. We haven’t grabbed it in any overseas tour, and that to me is a bigger concern.”Walsh hinted that being a former West Indies player, there had been some ambivalence over the series result.”I might say that I am disappointed with probably how things have unfolded, but I am very happy to be involved with Bangladesh,” said the former Windies captain and selector.”We are in a winning situation, so my pride is intact. As a West Indian, you are going to be disappointed in the performance.”last_img read more

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Atif Aslam rocked Guyana National Stadium with exceptional performance

first_imgThe Atif Aslam concert was held on May 1 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara, and although days have passed, those who braved the rainy weather still have a vivid image of the heartthrob serenading thousands of his fans who flocked the arena.The show was organised by the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabah and the Bollywood singer definitely lived up to every expectation. Although he arrived hours before his live performance, he left and embedded mark on those who attended.The highlight of the evening is his melodious and powerful voice that echoed from afar. Singing some of his most popular tunes, the audience – especially those in the VVIP section – took the opportunity to shake the renowned artiste’s hands while those in the audience sang alone.(Photos by Javin Singh and Amanda Richards)He performed from the Bollywood genre to folk music, Qawalis and pop songs which have undoubtedly sent the audience into a frenzy. Some of his songs included “Pehli Nazar”, “Tu Jaane Na”, “Tere Sang Yaara”, “Dil Diyan Gallan”, “Tera Hone Laga Hoon” and “Main Rang Sharbaton Ka”.During his performance, the rain came down twice but patrons were well prepared with their umbrella. After performing some of his hit songs, he performed several done by others which had all sections of the audience singing along.Also during his performance, several persons were given the opportunity to go onto the stage to meet the superstar and have his autograph. One such person was a 97-year-old woman whom Aslam thanked for being one of his dedicated fans.In addition, one fan who was a part of the singer’s Washington, DC, concert followed him to Guyana where she got the chance to hug the young Pakistani singer. The show started as scheduled but at the commencement, people were still making their way into the packed arena.The show was opened with a dance routine by members of the Dharmic Nritya Sangh who made way for the young heartthrob, Vivek Mishra, who was well received by the audience. After singing a few songs, he made way for the man with the golden voice and his band.The funds garnered from the event will be used in the Dharmic Rama Krishna School Expansion project which will involve the construction of a new secondary school and additional primary facilities.The mega concert was held to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the arrival of East Indians to Guyana.last_img read more

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