UAAP Juniors: UST outlasts Adamson in 4th place playoff

first_imgCansino also contributed nine rebounds, six assists, and two blocks for UST, which will now brace for defending champion Far Eastern University-Diliman in the first level of the stepladder semis on Saturday.The victor of that knockout game will take on twice-to-beat National University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSweeping the elimination phase, Ateneo is now firmly in the championship series as it awaits its date in the best-of-three series.Kobe Palencia chipped in 15 markers, while Bismarck Lina tallied a double-double effort of 12 points and 12 boards for the Tiger Cubs. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases UAAP volleyball: Adamson trumps UP for 2nd straight win Joem Sabandal led the charge for Adamson with 20 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Read Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CJ Cansino did not want his run in the UAAP juniors basketball tournament to come to halt just yet as he saved University of Santo Tomas in overtime to beat Adamson, 73-72, in their fourth place playoff Wednesday at Blue Eagle Gym.The newly minted Season 80 MVP unloaded eight of his 24 points in the extra period, none bigger than his huge bucket with 1:13 mark left to give the Tiger Cubs a 73-68 lead before holding off a belated rally from the Baby Falcons.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

PH bowling community mourns death of ex-national team bowler

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Bowling champion Angelo Constantino (left) with World Cup of Bowling champion Paeng Nepomuceno. (Photo from Angelo Constantino Facebook account)The Philippine Bowling Federation mourned the death of Angelo Nathaniel Constantino, a bowling coach and gold medalist, who was killed in a shooting incident on Friday.“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Constantino family. The bowling community will surely miss the presence of a truly dedicated coach, athlete and champion. God rest his soul,” the federation wrote on its Facebook page Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Constantino, who won the gold in the 1992 World Youth Championship in Venezuela, was shot dead inside a bowling center in Greenhills, San Juan City.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Gold medalist bowler shot dead inside bowling centerAccording to police, a masked man clad in a blue shirt and denim shorts, fired several gunshots at Constantino, who was inside the E-Lanes Bowling Center, where he works as manager. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Pacman’s game Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Constantino died as he was rushed to a nearby hospital.The killer and an accomplice managed to escape on a yellow scooter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

‘Invest in Business’

first_imgA visiting Nigerian businessman, Dr. G. Joshua Okoro, has called on Liberians to take advantage of the nation’s economic recovery drive, by investing into businesses.Dr. Okoro made the statement on Thursday, March 6, at the close of a three-week Business and Economic Seminar held on the campus of the Paynesville Community High School in Paynesville outside Monrovia.Dr. Okoro said business is hugely important in a country’s economy; adding: “It is the main economic engine for the country.”He also pointed out that businesses allow the economy to work more efficiently and improve the economy growth of the country.“Business helps the economy grows through innovations of various sorts; no country can succeed without businesses.”According to him, it is now time that Liberians must take the lead in the rebuilding process of their economy following years of civil conflict.The Nigerian businessman explains that great nations started on the same path that Liberia now finds itself, and that it only requires commitment and dedication on the part of the citizens to develop their country.Dr. Okoro, who is the manager of Zinoe Oil Energy Company, further stated Liberian investors need to take a second look at Nigeria’s economic opportunities, especially in the oil and mining sectors.Nigeria is one of the largest crude oil producers in Africa.The Zinoe Oil manager told participants that Nigeria had an enabling environment for foreign investment and is ready to receive investors from Liberia at any time.The visiting Nigerian entrepreneur also observed that Liberia is “God-blessed nation,” considering the quantity of resources available in the country that could make it easy for Liberians to rebuild their war- ravaged economy.The economic and business seminar organized by ‘The Association of Grass Root Citizens for the Rebuilding of Liberia,’ is intended to build the capacity of Liberians in the area of economic development, as well as train them in various business skills.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gunman reveals anger but not answer on video

first_imgBLACKSBURG, Va. – In Cho Seung-Hui’s twisted and tortured mind, the Columbine High killers were martyrs on a par with Jesus Christ. And the world had forced him to join their ranks. Friendless by choice, he accepted Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as his brothers, and he dreamed that his violent acts would bear “children.” “You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today,” the 23-year-old Cho growled in a harsh monotone on a self-made video mailed to NBC News after he began his deadly assault on the Virginia Tech campus. “But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. The decision was yours. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off.” In a package addressed by his murderous alter ego, Ismail Ax, Cho left his final message to the world: a series of videos, pictures and writings filled with violent, expletive-filled language at a world he felt was slowly killing him. It didn’t explain why he did it. “Your Mercedes wasn’t enough, you brats,” he says, apparently reading from a manifesto. “Your golden necklaces weren’t enough, you snobs. Your trust funds wasn’t enough. Your vodka and cognac wasn’t enough. All your debaucheries weren’t enough. Those weren’t enough to fulfill your hedonistic needs. You had everything.” Videotaped himself Some of the pictures show him smiling; others show him frowning and snarling. Some depict him brandishing two weapons at a time, one in each hand. He wears a khaki-color military-style vest, fingerless gloves, a black T-shirt, a backpack and a backward black baseball cap. Another photo shows him swinging a hammer two-fisted. Another shows an angry-looking Cho holding a gun to his temple. NBC said the package contained a 23-page written statement, 28 video clips and 43 photos. The package was sent by overnight delivery and arrived at NBC on Tuesday afternoon, NBC News President Steve Capus said. It was opened at NBC on Wednesday, and it had the wrong ZIP code, the network said. An alert postal employee brought the package to NBC’s attention after noticing the Blacksburg return address and a name similar to the words reportedly found scrawled in red ink on Cho’s arm after the bloodbath, “Ismail Ax,” NBC said. “I didn’t have to do it. I could have left. I could have fled,” he says. “But now I am no longer running. If not for me, for my children and my brothers and sisters that you (expletive). I did it for them.” He also refers to “martyrs like Eric and Dylan” – a reference to the teenage killers in the Columbine High massacre. Capus said the network notified the FBI on Wednesday about noon. The FBI asked NBC to hold off reporting on it so the bureau could look at it first, and NBC complied, finally breaking the story just before a police announcement of the package at 4:30p.m., he said. Capus said it was clear Cho videotaped himself because he could be seen leaning in to shut off the camera. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller cautioned that, while the package was mailed between the two shootings, police have not inspected the footage and have yet to establish when the tape was made. Troubling signs A law enforcement official said Cho’s letter also refers in the same sentence to President George W. Bush and John Mark Karr, who falsely confessed last year to having killed child beauty queen JonBen t Ramsey. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak to the media. The video came to light on the same day that more troubling signs about Cho’s past began to emerge. Earlier Wednesday, authorities disclosed that in November and December 2005, two women complained to campus police that they had received calls and computer messages from Cho. But the women considered the messages “annoying,” not threatening, and neither pressed charges, Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum said. Neither woman was among the victims in the massacre, police said. After the second complaint about his behavior, the university obtained a temporary detention order and took Cho away because an acquaintance reported he might be suicidal, authorities said. Police did not identify the acquaintance. Poet calls Cho `bully’ On Dec. 13, 2005, a magistrate ordered Cho to undergo an evaluation at Carilion St. Albans, a private psychiatric hospital. The magistrate signed the order after an initial evaluation found probable cause that Cho was a danger to himself or others as a result of mental illness. The next day, according to court records, doctors at Carilion conducted further examination and a special justice, Paul M. Barnett, approved outpatient treatment. A medical examination conducted Dec.14 reported that Cho’s “affect is flat. … He denies suicidal ideations. He does not acknowledge symptoms of a thought disorder. His insight and judgment are normal.” The court papers indicate that Barnett checked a box that said Cho “presents an imminent danger to himself as a result of mental illness.” Barnett did not check the box that would indicate a danger to others. It is unclear how long Cho stayed at Carilion, though court papers indicate he was free to leave as of Dec.14. Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said Cho had been continually enrolled at Tech and never took a leave of absence. A spokesman for Carilion St. Albans would not comment. Though the incidents with the women did not result in criminal charges, police referred Cho to the university’s disciplinary system, Flinchum said. But Ed Spencer, assistant vice president of student affairs, would not comment on any disciplinary proceedings, saying federal law protects students’ medical privacy even after death. One of the first Virginia Tech officials to recognize Cho’s problems was award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni, who kicked him out of her Introduction to Creative Writing class in late 2005. Students in Giovanni’s class had told their professor that Cho was taking photographs of their legs and knees under the desks with his cell phone. Female students refused to come to class. She said she considered him “mean” and “a bully.” Lucinda Roy, professor of English at Virginia Tech, said she, too, relayed her concerns to campus police and various other college units after Cho displayed antisocial behavior in her class and handed in disturbing writing assignments. But she said authorities “hit a wall” in terms of what they could do “with a student on campus unless he’d made a very overt threat to himself or others.” Cho resisted her repeated suggestion that he undergo counseling, Roy said. “Who would’ve woken up in the morning and said, `Maybe this student who’s just troubled is really going to do something this horrific?”‘ said Elizabeth Hart, a communications major and a spokeswoman for the student government.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It did show his anger. “You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience,” he said in a video manifesto, which was accompanied by photos showing him aiming the two handguns he used to snuff out the lives of 32 students and teachers, and then himself. “You thought it was one pathetic boy’s life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people.” The package, which was opened at NBC’s headquarters in New York two days after the deadliest one-man shooting spree in modern U.S. history, bore a Postal Service stamp showing that it had been mailed at a Virginia post office at 9:01a.m. Monday, about an hour and 45 minutes after Cho first opened fire. That would explain one of the biggest mysteries about the massacre – where the gunman was and what he did during that two-hour window between the first burst of gunfire, at a high-rise dorm, and the second fusillade, at a classroom building. last_img

Coral Daily Download – Man United face tough test against Leicester City

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager says Manchester United will face a tough test against Leicester City during their Premier League clash on Sunday lunchtime.There’s also a look ahead to Liverpool’s clash with West Ham at Upton Park, with the Reds desperate to get their title challenge back on track.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

West Ham face anxious wait over Valencia fitness

first_img1 Enner Valencia West Ham star Enner Valencia will have a scan on Monday to assess the damage to a foot injury he sustained against Stoke on Saturday.The striker had only just returned to first-team action following a spell on the sidelines after he suffered a freak injury at home when he cut his toe on a broken cup.But the Ecuador international suffered more agony on Saturday when he was forced to leave the field after picking up a foot injury during the 1-1 draw at Upton Park.With fellow striker Diafra Sakho also undergoing a scan on a thigh injury to determine if he will be ruled out for the rest of the season, manager Sam Allardyce will be praying he gets good news on Valencia’s fitness.Valencia, speaking on the club’s official website, said: “I don’t know yet how serious it is, as they are going to run a scan on Monday. “It was not done on purpose a Stoke player stepped backwards and onto my foot. I think I have a little bit of an injury on my foot, but we have to run a scan on Monday to be sure.”last_img read more

Spain vs Russia: World Cup 2018 match preview, team line-ups and more

first_imgWhat the managers are saying:Fernando Hierro (Spain):“I do not want to play fortune-teller, but we expect a tough game, we hope to be agile on the field, and see how the team comes out.” In St. Petersburg they changed the system, but in this World Cup, no. They will have a game idea, we can not put ourselves in the head of the coach.”Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia):“It’s the knockout stage that adds an extra layer, but I don’t call this pressure. Nothing can be changed, it’s like an exam. What we show, that is the grade we will get.”What the players are saying:David Silva (Spain): “I do not care about the criticism, we are dedicated to playing and doing our best, what we can control is to give one hundred percent in the field.”Denis Cheryshev (Russia):“Spain has got great players. All of them play for top European clubs. They are the favourites and we’ll try to raise up to their level.” 2 Cheryshev has been speaking ahead of the last 16 match Diego Costa and Isco have starred for Spain 2 Spain will face the host nation Russia in the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup.The Spaniards finished first in Group B after Portugal threw away top spot by conceding a late penalty against Iran.Stanislav Cherchesov’s side ended up second in Group A as they were beaten by Uruguay, but overcame Saudi Arabia and Egypt. How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.What is the team news?Spain have no injury concerns for their last 16 tie.Russian defender Igor Smolinkov is suspended and will miss the match.Predicted teamsSpain: David De Gea; Dani Carvajal, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Koke, Andres Iniesta, Isco; Diego Costa and Iago Aspas.Russia: Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergey Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov; Roman Zobnin, Daler Kuzyaev; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Compensation awarded after unlicensed Rottweiler bites jogger

first_imgA Ramelton man whose Rottweiler bit a jogger has been ordered to pay €560 in compensation to the injured party.Scott McBride, Ray, Ramelton, was before Letterkenny District Court charged with having a control of or chain on the dog. McBride was also charged with having no dog licence. Danny Doogan and Kieran Boyle were jogging on May 19th, 2016 when they were approached by two dogs, one of which bit Mr Doogan.Garda Costello received a report of the incident and Mr Doogan was attended to at NowDoc.When the Garda called to McBride, he didn’t deny the charges, but denied the biting.“He said the dog was over-friendly and it was a scratch caused by it jumping up,” Inspector Barry Doyle told the Court.The dog was subsequently examined by the dog warden.McBride (35) had lived in London for the last 27 years and obtained a licence for the dog following the incident.Mr Patsy Gallagher, solicitor for McBride, said his client’s dogs ‘escaped through the course of business’.“This dog could have done more damage than it did,” Mr Gallagher said.“It could well have been more serious – a lot more serious.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered that McBride pay €560 in compensation to the victim before December 11 next.Compensation awarded after unlicensed Rottweiler bites jogger was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyLetterkenny District CourtRameltonrottweilerScott McBridelast_img read more

Smith joins Seed Consultants as District Sales Manager

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Travis SmithSeed Consultants, Inc., welcomes Travis Smith as a District Sales Manager in north central Ohio. Smith holds a degree in Agricultural Business and Applied Economics with a specialization in Agronomy from the Ohio State University. Prior to joining SCI, Travis has had experience in sales, agronomy and seed.“I look forward to Travis being a part of our sales team and making an immediate impact. He brings excellent experience to the SCI team and is the type of individual we want to build our sales force around.” said Brian George, Business Development Lead for SCI.last_img

Harvest Weather Forecast Favorable

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Harvest weather may be favorable in much of the Midwest in September and concerns about an early first freeze for many farmers may have diminished, DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson said Wednesday during DTN’s harvest weather outlook webinar.Anderson said despite concerns across the Corn Belt about an early freeze, DTN’s forecast calls for a normal or average first-freeze date in many regions.In most central and Northern Plains areas, crops will “race the average” first freeze date, he said. In many areas where crop development is behind, Anderson said the first freeze date needs to lag by at least one week to help crops make up ground.“If there is a freeze in the last 10 days of September, there will be crop damage,” he said. “In some areas, crops will have a chance of meeting maturity.”The first freeze date in places like central Nebraska and central Iowa, for example, usually falls during the first 10 days of October.“Usually in this area the first freeze is not a big deal,” Anderson said. “Not this year.”In the southern and Eastern Corn Belt, an October frost date will be likely, he said. “It is in a part of the country where planting was very, very late,” Anderson said.TEMPERATURE FORECASTSIn the north and central Midwest, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting below-normal harvest temperatures.“In our view, in the upper atmosphere high pressure is ridging,” Anderson said.Low pressure in Western Canada is a “weak feature,” he said. However, NOAA forecasts call for low pressure to move south, leading to above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures.In DTN’s view, Anderson said there will be near- to above-average temperatures in the fall for many regions, which is favorable for late crop development.He said the good news for farmers across much of the Midwest is that in the next 10 days upper air features indicate major crop areas are unlikely to get “real cold, real fast.” That’s because a zonal flow of high pressure across the U.S. should allow favorable temperatures for crop development.Anderson said this may bode well for states such as Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin where crop development is woefully behind as a result of a series of wet weather events in the spring.Over the next seven days, however, Anderson said there will be a cooler trend for the Northern Plains and the northern Midwest.When it comes to precipitation during the next seven days, Anderson said there will be an area of moderate-to-heavy rainfall from the northern Midwest to the Southeast. The Eastern Corn Belt is likely to see just areas of light precipitation in the next seven days.Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and others in the upper Midwest face a deficit of 50 to 100 growing degree days. In the western and northern Midwest, Anderson said, the cooler pattern has not allowed crop maturity to continue.PACIFIC COOLINGDuring the July-to-August time frame, he said the eastern Pacific Ocean has cooled, moving from an El Nino pattern to neutral.“When the eastern Pacific has cooled the response is hotter and drier in the Southern Plains,” Anderson said.When it comes to precipitation, Anderson said September throughout the Plains will not be quite as wet as NOAA’s forecast.One wildcard to consider is the level of storm activity in the tropics, he said. Currently there is an elevated potential for tropical storms in the Gulf of Mexico to include a forecasted 16-named storms.“Tropical activity is one potential problem for the fall weather harvest outlook,” Anderson said.“Harvest is going to be late. There will be a lot more grain dried down than we’ve seen in some areas.”BENEFICIAL RAINSOn a positive note, Anderson said recent 1- and 2-inch rainfalls in central areas of the Midwest came at a time when crops needed the moisture. “It is going to help, I don’t think we can discount that,” he said.Despite a favorable fall forecast, Anderson said it’s difficult to say how the wet spring weather, which led to 19 million acres of prevented planting this year, will affect the final harvest.“It was a very wet year — well above average in most states and near-record amounts,” he said. “It has caused a whole lot of complications. There are still areas of concern. This is not going to go away.”In looking at the vegetation index as of Aug. 1, Anderson said there are many areas of the map colored in brown — indicating areas of zero vegetation.“It illustrates the kind of acreage loss and prevented planting we’re dealing with this year” in areas across the Corn Belt, he said.One question asked is whether prevented planting acres were on subpar quality acres.“There’s some of that, but also real good ground that was too wet to plant,” Anderson said. “We do have uneven crops all over the place.”Anderson pointed to McLean County, Illinois, an annual powerhouse corn-producing area that turns out consistent crops. As of Aug. 21, he said the county’s corn crop is facing lack of pollination and extreme variability.“It is an area where usually development of crops is uniformly large,” he said. “We’re not seeing that this year.”Todd Neeley can be reached at todd.neeley@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(ES/CZ)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more