Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBanKo Perlas skipper Sue Roces said Wednesday it’s her team’s lack of teamwork that’s been the major factor in their skid at the start of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.The Perlas Spikers started the tournament 0-2 and their latest defeat was at the hands of Pocari Sweat in four sets, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT “We haven’t been complete since the start of the conference,” said Roces who had 12 points in the loss. “We really lack the players so we really can’t rotate our pieces, and we still lack the teamwork.”“Just a little more, but we still need to be complete as a team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBanKo started its campaign in the Open Conference without Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, who were on vacation after graduating from University of the Philippines, and Rysabelle Devandero.Roces said they’re able to practice but some players have day jobs and they couldn’t organize off-court activities where the players can bond outside of volleyball. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Beermen celebrate with fans as Grand Slam talks continue Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong “We’re able to practice every day but some of us are working, some are only able to join us at night,” said Roces. “We don’t have any time to bond so I guess that’s another thing we have to work out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ
Former India pacer Ashish Nehra feels not playing regularly for the national team has dented Umesh Yadav’s confidence and its impact can be seen in the ongoing IPL where he has conceded almost 10 runs per over in nine games.The 31-year-old fast bowler played his last Test for India against Australia in December while he dawned the national ODI jersey in October. He was also overlooked for the World Cup squad and even failed to make it in the list of standby players.”Umesh is short on confidence especially because of the way he has performed in the last 4-5 months. He hasn’t been playing for India. He is not a part of the World Cup, it’s not easy for any cricketer to take that. He is not even in the standby,” Nehra said after RCB’s 16-run loss to Delhi Capitals here on Sunday.”That definitely must be playing on his mind. He is someone who has always been good. He has plenty of skill and talent. He bowls really well with the new ball, last year that was the mantra of his success. He should look to make a comeback in the Indian team and he knows what he has to do for that,” Nehra added.Yadav has taken eight wickets for RCB in nine games, conceding 315 runs at an economy rate of 9.59.Talking about RCB’s loss, Nehra lamented that his fast bowling unit was not up to the mark. After restricting Delhi to 151 in 18 overs, the pace duo of Umesh and Navdeep Saini leaked 36 runs in last two overs helping Delhi set an above-par target of 187.advertisement”I don’t think it was a 188-run wicket. I feel we could have bowled much better. Compared to Bombay, Bengaluru it was an easier wicket to bowl on. Bowlers missed the trick especially the way Navdeep Saini and Umesh Yadav bowled the last over. 36 are too many runs. Anything more than 160 batting second on this wicket is tough,” Nehra said.Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra, who bowled an excellent spell of 2/ 29, said the reason behind the team’s success this season lies in the middle order performing well.”Last year a lot of our players were injured especially our fast bowlers. This year we have a very good middle order, that was one place where we were lacking. We a good blend of experience and youth,” Mishra said.Delhi Capitals, earlier known as Delhi Daredevils has reached the playoffs after six years. The finished last in 2018.”The team atmosphere is very good. The players are bonding well with each other. We have kept everything simple. We have tried to commit fewer mistakes. “The spinner also credited coach Ricky Ponting and advisor Sourav Ganguly for the team’s success.”Dada and Ricky Ponting joining the squad has been huge for us. Both are aggressive but handle the team very calmly which is very important for the team,” he said.Also Read | Deepak and Rahul Chahar: Brothers separated by fate, united by one dreamAlso Read | IPL 2019: Unadkat credits Steve Smith’s backing for match-winning spell vs SRHAlso See
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26 April 2007As auditors comb through the records of United Nations activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following on a request from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Development Programme (UNDP) documents are being secured ahead of the impending departure of the agency’s last two staff members, an official said today. David Morrison, Communications Director of UNDP, said he had been asked to clarify aspects of the suspension of its activities in the country following the announcement earlier this week that the staff members would depart. The internal audit was triggered by press reports suggesting that the agency’s own audits raised concerns about payments being channelled to the Government, which is under Security Council sanctions because of its proclaimed nuclear test. UNDP announced the suspension last month, and said it would withdraw all but two of its international staff over the failure to implement conditions set up following reports that UN funds improperly went to the Government. These conditions included ending all hard currency payments and discontinuing sub-contracting of national staff via Government recruitment as of 1 March, as well as adjusting the content of current programmes to support sustainable human development goals. Mr. Morrison told journalists in New York that UNDP’s country-office assets, such as computers, records and vehicles – “the equipment that we need to do our job” – have been safeguarded and transported to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) country office in Pyongyang. These are all “fully accessible to the auditors,” he added.Regarding so-called “project assets,” which are purchased as part of programme activities, he noted that some came from projects which were operationally finished and required only paperwork to wind down. In those cases, as was standard practice, the assets were transferred to the DPRK authorities, he said. Mr. Morrison recalled that in late January, the UNDP Executive Board had called for the agency to narrow the scope of its activities in DPRK to those that directly benefited the country’s people, rather than to build the capacity of Government. In response, 15 projects were cancelled. “Anything that was already in the possession of the DPRK authorities they were given title to, and anything that had not yet been transferred was simply interrupted.”The remaining projects were put on hold in accordance with UNDP’s decision to suspend its activities in DPRK, not end them. “To implement the suspension, what we did was simply ask the DPRK authorities to sign notes of custody for the fiscal assets that they already had in their possession, and that’s what they’ve done so we can account for exactly where the projects were as we interrupted them,” he said.“The future of those projects will depend on guidance we receive from the Executive Board as this plays out, and obviously the audit will figure into that.”In all cases mentioned, physical assets were already possessed by the DPRK authorities, “There have been no cases when we’ve gone and transferred something new to the DPRK authorities,” he said.To questions that have been raised about Timo Pakkala, the UNDP Resident Coordinator in DPRK, Mr. Morrison said, “he remains the designated Resident Coordinator in DPRK – there’s been no transference of that function to any other agency.”Mr. Pakkala left the country on 15 March, travelled to New York where he was made available to the auditors, and then proceeded to join his family. “My understanding is that he is now with his family on special leave with pay in Europe, and he is fully available to continue assisting with the audit or any other measures relating to DPRK,” Mr. Morrison said.On the withdrawal of staff, Mr. Morrison said that on 26 March at a meeting in Pyongyang, the DPRK authorities “told us that given that we were soon not to have any more programmatic activities, we should withdraw our final two staff by the 30th of April, so we are in the process of doing so.”He expressed confidence that “everything that needs to be prepared for the audit has been prepared and that everything that needs to have been done to wind down the programme has been done.”Any Executive Board decision on the future of UNDP would be informed by the results of the audit, he said.Responding to questions, he said an interim audit was being prepared and would be submitted to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) – a powerful UN budget watchdog – but added that he had no time frame on when that would happen.After the issue came to light in January, the Secretary-General promised an external, system-wide probe of UN activities in the field, targeting as his first priority countries where hard currency transactions, independence of staff hiring and access to review local projects were an issue and beginning with the DPRK.