“Even when we had a tuneup game against Columbian, we already knew that they improved a lot,” he said. “They have guards that can really score and can create for their shooters, and now they have an import who can score and can be aggressive on the boards. So I expect a lot from Columbian now. They’re not the same team like when they came in the league.”Unfortunately, winning its first three games haunted Rain or Shine as its brimming confidence level got the better of them in this game.“Today, I felt that our players weren’t in the right frame of mind. They’re probably thinking that since we beat three strong teams, we can relax against Columbian,” he said.That, Garcia thinks, should serve as a lesson as he reminded the Elasto Painters to be on the top of their game regardless of who their opponents are.“Right now, you have to respect everybody. You can’t go in the game thinking you’re going to win right away. You have to work hard for it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “We always lose to them,” said Garcia, harking back to the Elasto Painters’ stunning 94-98 defeat to then-Kia in the Philippine Cup“I’m just frustrated with our guards that we couldn’t exploit our strength which is on the inside. That’s why I told the players that it’s unfortunate because we had a big lineup that can play inside against Columbian. That was the plan, to go inside,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRain or Shine was able to impose its presence down low, winning the battle of the boards, 65-52, but failed to stop import Bailey John Fields, who tore the frontline to shreds on his way to 34 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists.Garcia, though, argued that the Elasto Painters know how capable this Dyip crew is this conference. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ 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 Rain or Shine defenders try to thwart Columbian import John Fields. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine coach Caloy Garcia could only scratch his head as his side once again fell to Columbian, 96-104 on Wednesday.Garcia was disappointed with his team’s failure to execute their gameplan to take advantage of their height advantage, leading to their first loss this 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Rain or Shine turns its attention to defending champion San Miguel on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kings center, WNBA great headed to Manila for Jr. NBA Philippines Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
At UC-Berkeley – where the class size grew slightly but the number of applications grew more – 79.8 percent were rejected, up slightly from 79.3percent in 2006. Almost two-thirds of applicants with a 4.0 grade-point average or above were turned away. UC Davis admitted 58.7 percent of applicants, down from 68 percent last year. The competition surprised thousands of applicants. “I would have loved to go to Berkeley … I thought I might have a chance,” said Clare Richardson, 17, of Palo Alto, who instead is headed east to New York University. UC admissions officers increased offers to African-American and Latino students by at least 10percent. Historically underrepresented students – blacks, American Indians and Latinos – make up nearly 23 percent of fall 2007 admissions, up from 21.7 percent for fall 2006. This was the first year that UCLA used a so-called “holistic approach” for reviewing applications, which reviews a student’s achievement in the context of his or her high school. The more individualized approach is designed to value the high- achieving student from Compton as much as the one from Cupertino. The bad news for applicants in general was not just at UC schools. But with more and more students filling out ever more applications, schools like Caltech received a record number of applications this year – 3,595, or 8 percent more than last year – and admitted 576 students. Among so many talented applicants, a prospective student with perfect SAT scores was “not unusual,” said Jill Perry, a Caltech spokeswoman. “The successful students have to have shown some passion for science and technology in high school or their personal life,” Perry said. “That means creating a computer system for your high school, or taking a tractor apart and putting it back together.” Stanford University, faced with a record number of applicants, could have filled its incoming class four times over with applicants who achieved grade-point averages of 4.0 or greater, according to admissions director Richard H. Shaw. Santa Clara University turned away 41 percent of applicants, up from 34 percent last year. And the school’s accepted students had stronger academic records than last year. “The quality of the overall pool of applicants grew this year,” said Sandra Hayes, vice provost for enrollment management at Santa Clara. “Our wait list of 2,000 is the largest ever.” Admissions officers at all of the nation’s top colleges say that applicants are facing the biggest squeeze since their grandparents climbed into telephone booths. At the Ivy Leagues, acceptance rates are the lowest in history. Harvard admitted only 9 percent of its record 22,955 applications. Princeton had the second-lowest acceptance rate at 9.6 percent. On California campuses, there was good news for African Americans and Latinos, whose numbers on campus had slid in recent years. More than one-third, or 38percent, of UC’s admitted freshmen are from families where neither parent has a four-year degree. About 35 percent come from low-income families, earning less than $40,000 a year. Nearly a fifth come from high schools in the lowest 40 percent of California schools, as ranked by the Academic Performance Index score. Overall, the academic quality of the incoming freshman continues to be outstanding, Susan Wilbur, UC’s director of undergraduate admissions, said Thursday. The average accepted student has taken 23 yearlong college prep classes, earned a 3.79 grade point average and scored 590 out of 800 points on both the verbal and math sections of the SAT. UC Berkeley’s admitted class includes a student who danced with a ballet academy in Salzburg, Austria; several nationally ranked debaters; a member of the U.S. Junior Olympic Water Polo team; a nationally ranked chess player; and several members of a high school team that won the first place in the American Computer Science League All-Star Contest. The New York Times contributed to this story. [email protected] (650) 688-7565 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The University of California’s top campuses this spring rejected a record number of applicants, reflecting a nationwide trend that made 2007 the most competitive year ever for students seeking slots at elite universities. Admissions officers say the reason for the cutthroat competition is simple: There are more smart kids than available seats because of the bumper crop of “Echo Boomers,” the children of baby boomers. Nationwide, more than 3.2 million students will graduate from high school this June, the largest number since the 1970s, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. UCLA accepted a meager 20.6 percent of applicants, down from 22.2 percent last year.