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Matt ‘super proud’ of twin bro Mike as Nietos win 1st men’s title

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “From being a center to being an off guard, it really takes hearts and guts, and my brother was incredibly motivated,” said Matt, the younger of the twins. “I can say that he’s a one of a kind person because he was very dedicated to his goal and to be able to trust the team and be the leader of the team, he found his role.”Mike eventually changed his style and became an instrumental piece for Ateneo, helping the Blue Eagles’ 78-70 win in the first game of the finals series, scoring 11 points and grabbing five boards.“Winning the title with my twin brother, it’s extra special because we’ve been through a lot. All the doubts, all the haters, we’re glad as a team that we proved them wrong and we just stuck with one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwins Matt and Mike Nieto have always been a tandem since their days with the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, yet when the two moved on to become part of the Blue Eagles, it was clear that Matt was the quicker one to adjust to the collegiate game.Matt was a mainstay in the brothers’ first three years in the seniors’ playing field while Mike struggled, appearing in only five games in their rookie year.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments LATEST STORIES Three years on, and shedding more than 30 pounds off his high school playing weight of 220 lbs, Mike has established himself as a quality player for the Blue Eagles and Matt couldn’t be happier.“I’m super proud of Mike, I don’t know if you guys know, he worked so hard outside of basketball just to adjust to the collegiate level,” said Matt in Filipino when he and Mike helped Ateneo to an 88-86 Game 3 win to win the UAAP Season 80 title for Ateneo Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMike initially played center and power forward in high school despite standing barely above six feet, but got through using his wide body and heft to compensate for his lack of height against other teams’ frontline.And although he was accustomed to playing in the post in high school, a time when he won the MVP award, Mike was forced to adjust and become a wing man. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UE’s Pasaol, FEU’s Tolentino headline 2017 PBA D-League Draft applicants Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Govt takes punitive action against 73 officers

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 2 (PTI) Government today said action like dismissal and compulsorily retirement has been taken against 73 officers for various reasons since January 2015 till February this year. Without divulging specific details, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha that action was taken against 73 Group A officers. Asked by AIADMK member T Radhakrishnan whether action has been taken against officials in the alleged Aircel-Maxis issue, Singh said the government is very strict in taking action against corruption. “We make sure that there should not be vindictiveness… and there is zero tolerance for corruption,” the Minister said. AIADMK MPs have been raising the Aircel-Maxis issue and demanding action against P Chidambarams son Karti and others. “As per information available, 73 Group A officers have been dismissed/removed/compulsorily retired/deemed resigned or the penalty of pension cut imposed on them for various reasons from January 2015 to February 2016,” Singh said during Question Hour. While noting that review of performance of government servants was a continuous process, Singh said stringent action was also taken against those whose performance was “found to be below par”. Without being vindictive and by not getting into witch- hunting, the government is going ahead to further improve the performance of bureaucracy, Singh said. “It is the endeavour of the government to improve overall performance of its officers through adoption of various measures such as promoting transparency and accountability in their functioning, regular monitoring of their performance, capacity building through training at various levels, welfare activities like adventure sports, yoga,” the Minister noted. PTI RAM ARCadvertisementlast_img read more