Rivals San Sebastian, Letran battle for NCAA survival

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene SMB-Kia trade deal on hold Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Knights are looking to sustain their late-season surge that has brought them back to relevance after missing out on the postseason last year.Letran, only two years removed from its 17th title, has faded away from the limelight as the likes of upstart Lyceum has taken the tournament by storm this year, going unbeaten in 18 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Our goal is to give Letran another championship,” said graduating player Rey Nambatac, whose resurgence has coincided with Letran’s superb play in the last two games.“But we’ve been in must-win games for the last two weeks and I think that will help us overcome San Sebastian,” Letran coach Jeff Napa said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “The players are definitely going all-out. I’m not ready to take a vacation yet.”The Stags are also looking to make a return to the Final Four for the first time since Season 89 when the team was coached by current Lyceum mentor Topex Robinson and powered by CJ Perez, who was in his rookie year in the league.San Sebastian earned the fourth seed due to a superior quotient after a 95-64 demolition of Letran last Sept. 26. But coach Egay Macaraya expects a dogfight this time against the Knights, who stunned Arellano, 79-68, to reach this game.“It will be tough but we’re ready,” said Macaraya.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Old rivals Letran and San Sebastian, with a combined 29 NCAA basketball titles, find themselves in each other’s way again in their bid to return to the Final Four in Season 93’s men’s basketball tournament.The Knights square off with the Stags in another do-or-die affair on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena, with the survivor reaching the next phase of the stepladder semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Unbeaten NU averts disaster vs UE, wins 3rd straight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After going back and forth against the Lady Warriors and trailing, 11-10, midway through the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs upped the ante and went on a 13-2 run to take a 23-13 lead with Aiko Urdas finishing it off with a through-the-block kill.NU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a good win, but after seeing his team falter in the second set he knew his players could do better.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 folk“The win earlier was a good win, but it was not a good performance,” said Castillo in Filipino. “I told them to forget about the second set and let’s move on, it’s already marked on the card.”“My players’ captain responded on the dot on what the situation needed and the team will go with the captain,” Castillo said, referring to Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University recovered from its dismal second set to beat University of the East, 25-15, 18-25, 25-23, 25-19, and stay undefeated in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lady Bulldogs streaked to their third straight win to take sole possession of the top seed while the Lady Warriors are at the bottom with a 0-3 card.ADVERTISEMENT When NU committed several four straight errors that allowed UE to trim the deficit to six, 23-17, in the fourth set, it was Santiago, who stopped the Lady Warriors’ fun with a well-placed kill that put the Lady Bulldogs in match point, 24-17.Santiago led the Lady Bulldogs’ charge with 23 points while Roselyn Doria added 12 points.Shaya Adorador and May Ann Mendrez led UE with 11 points apiece.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Xenophobic Activities in South Africa and other parts of Africa, Undermine the Spirit of…

first_imgXenophobic violence has resurfaced once again in South Africa, in a cycle that is now being fueled by politicians ramping up anti-immigrant rhetoric in a country where foreigners are easy targets.By Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorThe wave of attacks on foreign-owned shops in some (South African) townships raises uncomfortable questions about xenophobia in South Africa.These unfortunate episodes raised certain questions that one must ask: To what extent can South Africa’s inconsistent immigration policy be blamed for xenophobia? Do foreigners really ‘steal’ South African jobs? Do foreign-owned small businesses have an unfair advantage over those owned by South Africans? Are other African nationals residing in South Africa being targeted for reasons that have nothing to do with the economic disparities presently prevailing in the country?Are the present killings of fellow Africans, Nigerians in particular, an attempt by unknown forces to create tension between the citizens of Nigeria and South Africa, thereby undermining their social-economic and political cooperation on the continent?Nigerians as a people and as a nation have done well when one talks of African Liberation. Over the years, Nigerians committed their resources in support of other African nations who were endeavoring in the 1960s and the 1970s, to free their respective countries from the yoke of European colonial rule. The South the African National Congress (ANC), in particular was one of the major recipients of Nigerian generosity.Nigeria’s commitment to Africa’s liberation was pursued most actively after Murtala Muhammad successfully backed the Movements Popular de Libertação de Angola’s ascent to power in Angola in 1975, by providing the swing vote in the OAU decision to recognize the MPLA.Nigeria had played a role in the independence of Zimbabwe and in the late 1980s, was active in assisting Namibia to achieve Namibian independence. In the latter years, Nigeria contributed about US$20 million to assist the South West Africa People’s Organization in the 1989 elections and other preparations for Namibian independence. (Abegunrin).Nigeria also contributed financially to liberation movements in South Africa and to the front line states of Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, which were constantly harassed by South Africa. Although Nigeria’s armed forces were among the largest in black Africa in the early 1990s, sizable military might has rarely been used in foreign policy (see Local and Bilateral Issues; African and Regional Issues, ch. 5).The army participated in peacekeeping forces, either alone or through the OAU and contributed personnel to United Nations peacekeeping missions. In line with its ECOWAS commitment, Nigeria was one of the main contributors of troops to the ECOWAS Cease-fire Monitoring Group (ECOMOG) sent to Liberia August 23, 1990 after the peace talks there failed. Additional forces were sent in late September 1990 under a Nigerian field commander, General Doganyaro (Kluwer Law International).In addition, Nigeria gave aid and technical assistance to several African states, often through the African Development Bank of which it was a major benefactor. In 1987 a Technical Aid Corps, operating along the lines of the United States Peace Corps, was established. Under it, young Nigerian professionals served in other African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries where their expertise was needed. Nigeria also provided scholarships and fellowships, training facilities, grants, equipment, and medical supplies, and subsidized oil during the 1970s’ oil crisis to African countries under certain conditions (Helen Chapin Metz,)In July 1974, the Gowon government decided to sell crude oil at concessionary rates to African countries on condition that they had their own refineries and would not re-export to third countries. The decision came despite Nigeria’s role as an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) member generally in favor of higher prices and after more than two years of deliberations. Nigeria acted largely in response to external pressures.International actors attempted to divide Third World countries into OPEC members and non-oil producers; various African countries, especially Liberia, begged for less expensive oil; and both the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries had established programs to aid poor countries while encouraging other oil producers, especially African nations, to follow suit.Providing subsidies for African countries was a safe move for Nigeria because Africa comprised only a small portion of the country’s total oil export market, it enhanced Nigeria’s position and influence in Africa while building African solidarity, and it protected security interests by preventing economic decline. (Helen Chapin Metz).Moreover, this example of generosity aided Nigeria in its efforts to create ECOWAS. In November 1990, Babangida suggested that Nigeria might again offer concessionary prices to other African countries as the Middle East crises pushed oil prices upward.”Conclusion:It is shameful and disgraceful for any African Nation to discriminate against other Africans, irrespective of their nationality, considering the unfortunate history of the African continent. All over the world, from China, to the Americas, Europe, Africans are discriminated daily, due to their skin color.The attacks against other Africans, especially Nigerian own businesses in South Africa, have been going on now for sometimes and it is about time these acts of violence come to an end.The Government of South Africa, without doubt, has the capacity and the resolve to identify and root out those responsible for fostering xenophobic activities in the country. These violent attacks have the propensity to undermine the goals and objectives of the African Union.However, on April 5, 2019, it was reported that in response to the “follow-up” meeting between the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu and the Minister of Police Bheki Cele with Heads of the Diplomatic Missions represented in South Africa “to find a lasting solution” to xenophobic attacks in the country, Shenilla Mohamed, Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa, said:“Longstanding criminal justice failures and populist rhetoric are some of the reasons behind the latest round of xenophobic violence against refugees, migrants and asylum seekers in South Africa.”Perhaps, there is a need for the African Union (AU) to draft or revisit its polices, especially those relevant to the promotion of basic human rights and the safety of other Africans who reside in other African countries.Xenophobia unfortunately, is becoming a prominent aspect of life in Africa. From Kenya to the Maghreb and across Southern Africa, discrimination against non-nationals, particularly fellow Africans, has been on the rise according to international media reports (Crush, 2008).The South African Government, it is hoped, will endeavor to stop and put to an end the various “xenophobic attacks” and violence against fellow Africans residing in South Africa…. Let us, as Africans, reflect on the words of the African Union Anthem. Let the words be reflected in our thinking and in our actions.Long Live African Unity!!About The Author:Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorMr. Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor is an Educator, Author and a retired Mathematician from the Rhode Island School System. Mr. Bargblor is a graduate of Cuttington University, Liberia; Howard University, Washington, D. C, and Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He is a trained administrator in the field of Education and public service. He is former President of the African Catholic Community of Rhode Island, former vice President of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Grand Gedeh Association in the Americas, Inc., Administrative Certification from the Rhode Island Department of Education. He served as Chairman of the Department of Mathematics at the Bong Town High School, Bong Mines, Liberia. Mr. Bargblor is a former Deputy Managing Director of the National Port Authority of Liberia, NPA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lawyer writes DPP, PCA, Top Cop to initiate inquest

first_imgDeath in Police lockupsAttorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall has written the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Police Complaints Authority and Police Commissioner Leslie James as he requested an investigation into the death of 39-year-old Lallbachan Bachan, who died in Police-lockups on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Deceased: Lallbachan BachanThese letters were written on behalf of the deceased’s wife, Samanta Elizabeth Bachan, who had positioned her determination for justice and to know what happened on the night her husband was killed.These calls mounted after photos of the deceased demonstrated multiple injuries about the body. According to the lawyer, credible sources suggested that officers on duty during the night of Bachan’s death were imbibing at the Suddie Police Station.Therefore, a “comprehensive and professional” investigation would provide clarity into what actually transpired.Guyana Times understands that Bachan was arrested on June 28, 2019, at Maria’s Lodge, Essequibo Coast. He died during the night on June 30.Last week the family of Bachan sought legal assistance from Nandlall to pursue to matter.Samantha stated that her husband was arrested on June 12 for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was placed on $20,000 bail at the Suddie Police Station and was told to appear before the District Court on June 20.However, when her husband appeared at the court on the given date, the matter was postponed to June 28. He was, however, unable to attend court on that date and a warrant was issued for his arrest.She explained that on the said date, the police visited their home, where they allegedly dragged him into the van and transported him to the police station.The widow said her mother-in-law took dinner for him later in the evening but was prevented by the police from visiting him.The widow said she was finally granted permission to see her husband on Sunday, who enquired about his kids and complained again of feeling unwell.On July 1, she recounted that as the family was preparing to visit the police station, they received news that he had died. She explained that she rushed to the Suddie Public Hospital where she observed her husband bleeding from his head, which was also swollen. This left them to believe that the man was beaten.After the incident, Police, in a release to the media, said that the man’s body bore no marks of violence. But contrary to this, the family had photographs showing what appeared to be marks of violence.The police also said that Bachan was the lone prisoner in the cell. A post-mortem examination conducted by Dr Nehaul Singh on the man’s body gave the cause of death as asphyxiation.Meanwhile, the lawyer is arguing that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is responsible for the safety of persons in custody and must be answerable when such situations occur.Moreover, he told this publication that it is illegal for relatives to be prevented by the police from visiting their imprisoned family member.“It’s an absolute abuse of power and absolute abuse of the constitutional rights of citizens of this country to deny access to them while they are in the lockups…the law will determine what compensation [the family gets]. You ask for an amount and you now have to prove that you are entitled to that. If you prove, for example, the police are liable, right away you get a quantum and then you build on that,” he stressed.last_img read more

Manchester United will bid £25million for France star ‘this week’

first_imgManchester United will put in a bid of around £25million for Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin this week, according to The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson.The Red Devils have seen an offer of around £20m rejected by the South Coast club, who are believed to want nearer £30m for the France star.Schneiderlin is understood to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, because of the club’s Champions League play-off spot, and Louis van Gaal is keen to complete a deal for the 25-year-old.“Manchester United have had one bid, of around £20m, rejected for Morgan Schneiderlin,” Jackson told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “Southampton want £30million and United are willing to go up to £25m.“I expect them to put in another bid this week. Louis van Gaal wants to get that deal done and he will go for the right price.”last_img read more

Watson Hire to host huge Black Friday event – €500,000 stock clearance!

first_imgWatson Sales and Hire at Lisnenan Industrial Park are hosting one of the biggest Black Friday clearances to ever hit Ireland – with half a million euro worth of stock being reduced to clear!All major brands such as Bosch, Hitachi, Draper, Milwaukee, Faithfull, DeVeille, but to name a few!The team at Watson Hire have acquired two 40 foot container loads of shop displays, ex demo, and liquidation stock for this one day event. Huge savings will be found on powertools, handtools, homeware, fireside equipment, hardware, paint, and much more!Many items will be up to 70% off the recommended retail price!To snap up some great deals and get some of the Christmas shopping out of the way early, or even just want to treat yourself, pop down to Watson Hire on Friday from 8am to 6pm.For a sneak preview of what’s in store on Friday check out the pictures below: To see the Facebook event click here!Watson Hire to host huge Black Friday event – €500,000 stock clearance! was last modified: November 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Black FridayCHristmasDiscountsWatson Hirelast_img read more

A day at the polls

first_imgMeasure E would help pay for new high schools in southeast Palmdale and in either southwest Palmdale or west Lancaster, to complete construction of Eastside High and to expand Quartz Hill High. The bond measure also would add two new science labs at Lancaster High School, make lighting, safety and seismic improvements at other schools, and pay for planning for another new high school. Measure E would raise property taxes about $30 per $100,000 assessed valuation. To cope with 4,000 more students in the next five years, the Westside Union School District is asking voters to pass a $67.5 million bond measure to build three elementary schools and a middle school. Measure K also would help pay to replace portable buildings with permanent ones and upgrade existing classrooms and school facilities. Antelope Valley voters go to the polls today to decide elections for two local school bond measures, the Republican nomination for the 36th Assembly District, Kern County sheriff and 2nd District supervisor, and the Republican primary for the 22nd District congressional seat for northern Antelope Valley. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Voters in Los Angeles County who don’t know where to vote can call the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office at (800) 815-2666 or check online at www.lavote.net. Voters in Kern County can call the Kern County Elections Division at (800) 452-8683 or go online at www.co.kern.ca.us. Antelope Valley Union High School District officials are pinning their hopes for accommodating more than 1,000 additional students a year on voters passing a $177.5 million bond measure. If passed, Measure K would raise property taxes about $27 per $100,000 assessed valuation. Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford is challenging Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster, for the Republican nomination in the 36th Assembly District race. Ledford has been mayor of Palmdale since 1992. Runner is running for her third and final term. The district, which covers Lancaster, Palmdale and parts of western San Bernardino County, is considered a safe seat for Republicans, who outnumber Democrats by a 45-36 margin. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Robert “Bo” Bynum in the general election. Bynum is a Palmdale school board trustee and retired owner of a sporting goods business. Kern County Sheriff Mack Wimbish, who is seeking his second term, faces five challengers: Steve Perez, a former county supervisor and one-time deputy who narrowly was defeated for sheriff by Wimbish in 2002; Donny Youngblood, a former Sheriff’s Department commander; Jim Raul “J.R.” Rodriquez, Larry Studer and Chevy Garza, all sergeants with the department. In Kern County’s 2nd Supervisorial District race, Supervisor Don Maben, who is seeking a second term, is being challenged by Rick Zanutto, a school board member and newspaper publisher from Caliente. In the race to replace Bill Thomas in the 22nd District congressional seat, Assembly Republican leader and former Thomas aide Kevin McCarthy is running against California City accountant David Evans and Bakersfield attorney Steve Nichols. The Republican winner faces Democrat Sharon Beery of Arroyo Grande in November. The 22nd District stretches from Paso Robles to Ridgecrest and includes Edwards Air Force Base and parts of Lancaster. It has been represented for more than a quarter-century by Thomas, a Bakersfield Republican who announced in March he would not seek a 15th term. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

VIDEO: Bale and Modric react after finding out they couldn’t lift LaLiga trophy

first_imgReal Madrid were all excited to celebrate winning their first LaLiga title since 2012, but Luka Modric and Gareth Bale were given a huge shock during the party.The pair discovered that they would NOT be lifting the LaLiga trophy following Sunday’s 2-0 win over Malaga, as the trophy presentation doesn’t take place until the start of next season.You can watch the video of their reactions to the news above…last_img

How Damian Jones’ calm demeanor has helped him adapt to the starting center spot

first_imgDENVER – Opponents try to intimidate Warriors center Damian Jones. Officials often blow the whistle on him. Both his coaches and teammates provide him endless feedback.Rarely does it ever bother Jones, though. Instead, he said he relishes it.“We’re just playing basketball and having a good time,” Jones said.That mindset partly explains why Jones has assumed the Warriors’ starting center position from the beginning of training camp through when the Warriors (2-0) visit the Denver Nuggets …last_img read more

Farhan Zaidi on Giants’ trade deadline approach: ‘The equation has changed’

first_imgWith a remarkable run to start the month and a stunning surge in the National League Wild Card standings, the Giants’ strategy ahead of the July 31 trade deadline was destined to evolve.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi confirmed that it already has.“The equation has changed with how we’ve played over the last few weeks,” Zaidi said Thursday during an interview on KNBR 680.In a wide-ranging interview that lasted more than 20 minutes, Zaidi said the Giants have not committed to …last_img read more