UAAP: UST holds off FEU for first win under Ayo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES TNT gets new import, coaching consultant Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college University of Santo Tomas notched its first win in the Aldin Ayo era after surviving Far Eastern University, 76-74, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “UST deserves this because I felt [former UST] coach Boy [Sablan], I felt the community and they deserve this,” said a teary Ayo in Filipino. “They gave us this immense support.”“Although I was in a different team last year, I took this job because I felt the community and lots of my friends are there,” added Ayo, who is also a Domincan after having graduated from Colegio de San Juan de Letran in college.FEU looked to take advantage late in the game after Prince Orizu’s huge two-handed dunk and with UST leading by just one, 72-71, but rookie Garmy Mahinay scored on a follow up layup for the Tigers’ 74-71 lead with 1:43 left.Mahinay then nearly replicated his heroic shot but missed his free throw line jumper. Fortunately for UST, rookie CJ Cansino grabbed the offensive board with 31.5 seconds left.Henri Subido led UST’s offense with 18 points while Cansino scrapped for seven points and 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Orizu had a career-high 25 points with 15 rebounds for the 1-1 Tamaraws. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The Growling Tigers bounced back after losing their opener against National University, 75-70.Rookie Ken Zamora hit the biggest shot of the game to give UST a 76-71 lead with just 18.5 seconds remaining after he beat the shot clock with a driving layup.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 ChrissAlthough Hubert Cani made a three-pointer with 10.5 seconds left after a turnover from Marvin Lee, the Growling Tigers managed to calm down and pull off a defensive stop, forcing Arvin Tolentino to miss his shot from beyond the arc.Ayo turned emotional during the post-game press conference, saying the win is the start of the Growling Tigers’ efforts to give back to the Thomasian community which poured its trust in him the moment he took the head coaching job. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

Mac Belo breaks out of slump to rescue Blackwater

first_imgEugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Needing a win to break their four-game skid, the Elite found a hero in Belo who dropped a season-high 22 points with eight rebounds to help them get the 106-100 win over the Dyip.Belo, ever the consummate professional, shared the glory of his scoring outburst to his teammates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I thank my teammates because we executed our plays well so I got open looks and I was able to get into my off-ball offense better,” said Belo in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Belo said he just kept himself ready and when Elite head coach Bong Ramos called his number, he knew he was prepared to play at an exceptional level. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Gerald Anderson impressive in Chooks 3×3 debut View comments “Coach always knows that I’m ready to play at this level and I’m willing to do anything to help my team win,” said Belo as the Elite improved to a 2-6 record but still stayed at the 11th spot of the standings.“We struggled in the past games, especially myself, so I always find ways to recover and that’s because of the help I got from my coaches and teammates.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Blackwater’s Mac Belo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Mac Belo was ready when Blackwater needed him the most.Belo averaged just 8.6 points in the Elite’s first seven games of the PBA Philippine Cup, but that became an afterthought after Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Inadequate venues prevents opening of passport offices in Berbice, Essequibo – Felix

first_imgGovernment will soon move to expand the passport service to Berbice and Essequibo, as soon at the issue of venues could be sorted out.Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix told Guyana Times on Thursday that the unavailability of venues is the only reason why offices in Berbice and Essequibo could not be opened on the same day as Linden.“The others have not been opened because of venue problems, either [the] venue[s] have not been available or like in the case of new Amsterdam the venue is available but we have to do some work on [it]and that is the reason why all was not opened together”, Felix told Guyana Times.On Tuesday, Government opened a passport office in the mining town of Linden.Persons applying for services such as the renewal of passports, or the replacement of lost, damaged or filled passports will be able to make their applications on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will be able to uplift them the following week Thursday.However, persons applying for passports for the first time will still need to visit the Immigration Office in Georgetown to access the equipment required to generate first-time machine-readable passports.Since the current location in Linden is a temporary one, the move to have first-time passport applicants acquire this service would not be possible until the ministry acquires permanent premises, the minister said.Efforts are ongoing to obtain a permanent location.Minister Felix said that as the roll-out of these services continues countrywide the ministry is working with the E-Government Agency to provide other services such as online passport and visa applications. This however will take some time due to the need for capacity development with regards to connectivity in far outlying areas.The decentralising of passport application services will be expanded to other areas including: Mabaruma, Barima-Waini Region, Anna Regina, Pomeroon-Supenaam Region, and Corriverton, Bartica, Cuyuni–Mazaruni Region, Mahdia, Potaro-Siparuni Region and Lethem, Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo Region.last_img read more

Events for this Saturday November 29th

first_imgHere’s whats happening in Fort St. John today: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM Farmer’s Market10:00 AM – 04:00 PM Cecil Lake Christmas Sale10:00 AM – 10:00 PM Midget House Tournament10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pre-School Storytime02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Saturday Picture Book Club07:30 PM FSJ Library Presents ‘A Christmas Carol’08:30 PM Senior Flyers vs LakelandTBA The ‘Magical Christmas Market’For more events visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events.- Advertisement –last_img

Spector murder trial to be on TV

first_imgBut Fidler said he believed he could control the situation, and if there was any negative fallout, “I can pull the plug at any time.” “Public scrutiny is a good thing,” said the judge, adding that a televised trial would dispel the belief that celebrities are treated differently in court. “The public gets to see that we try cases one way and that’s it,” he said. Spector is accused of murdering actress Lana Clarkson four years ago at his suburban Alhambra mansion. The 67-year-old record producer has pleaded not guilty and has been free on $1 million bail. Jury selection is scheduled to begin March 19. The televised trial at which Simpson was acquitted of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman became a national phenomenon. Fidler said that Simpson’s judge, Lance Ito, is a close friend and he believes that Ito was wrongly blamed for the circus-like atmosphere of that trial. “Judge Ito did not expect to turn on `The Tonight Show’ and see the Dancing Itos,” Fidler said, referring to a satire that was repeated many times during the trial. “I’m not too concerned we’re going to be seeing the Flying Fidlers,” he added. “It’s not that kind of a case.” Fidler, 60, a veteran of the Los Angeles bench, said he realizes most judges do not share his views. “I realize I’m in the minority of judges,” said Fidler, who acknowledged he worked in broadcast as a young man. “I don’t see the cameras as evil. … I firmly believe it is unfair to treat one form of the media differently than another.” Spector attorney Roger Rosen argued vehemently against televising the trial. “It comes down to sensationalism and it’s about the networks making money,” he said. Rosen said public interest can be satisfied by newspaper stories, reports on the Internet and regular TV news coverage. “If there is a trend it’s away from gavel-to-gavel coverage,” he said. “It puts people in a position where everybody behaves differently.” Rosen argued that at Spector’s age he is facing a possible life sentence and his rights should be paramount.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The murder trial of rock `n’ roll producer Phil Spector will be televised, a judge ordered Friday, saying it is time for the justice system to get beyond the O.J. Simpson trial. “We have to get by that case,” said Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler. “There’s going to come a time that it will be commonplace to televise trials. If it had not been for Simpson, we’d be there now.” The judge ruled on requests by electronic news media to allow gavel-to-gavel coverage. Fidler said only jury selection will not be televised. Attorneys for Spector opposed cameras in the court, saying it would cause witnesses to act differently and might make jurors self-conscious in their role. last_img

Reflecting on Remembrance Day: One veteran shares his experience

first_imgAs the weather gets cooler and poppies start emerging, a lot of us take time from our regular routines to think of the veterans we know, and the ones we don’t, who have served Canada in combat.For Bill Stevenson, there are months he goes without thinking about the time he spent serving the navy in World War II as a 17 year old boy.“Once poppy season starts, you start reflecting on it,” he said.- Advertisement -Bill grew up in Carman, Manitoba — close to Winnipeg. He and his three brothers all served, and his mother had a flag with four maple leaves in her window, for each of her sons off in war.The opportunity to join the navy came knocking when his friends enlisted at just 17. Bill was working at hardware store at the time, and when his friends came to say goodbye, he naturally got curious.“During the war, a lot of people don’t know this, but the army and the guys who joined the Air Force had to be 18 years old … but you could enlist in the navy at 17 years old,” he said. “With your parent’s consent, of course.”Advertisement He even used to tour the schools here and speak to the children about his experiences in World War II, saying they were incredibly receptive to his stories.“After the war, all the people around in those days, they lived the war, even though they weren’t in it. There wasn’t the excitement of it,” he said. “Now, it’s all remembrance. There’s no reality left, except for the few of us who have just left. the young people know nothing of it. The children … I’m just so amazed at their eagerness to know.”And, judging from the amount of people who came to the Royal Canadian Legion yesterday, Bill says he’s not concerned about future generations forgetting the experience of Canadians in combat, either. During his time in the navy, Bill operated the submarine nets to open and close the gates for their ships in Shelburne Harbour, off the coast of Nova Scotia.“One night, I was operating the ship-shore radio. I got a call from the base, saying that one of our fisherman had reported seeing a German ship 2 miles from us,” he recalled. “It was kind of spooky for a kid off the farm in Manitoba.”Bill has lived in Fort St. John for over 20 years, and now settled into one of the North Peace Senior’s Housing suites.He is heavily involved in the community spending time at the legion and is often seen speaking at events around town.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dream Act runs into hard reality

first_imgSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid, bowing to intense pressure from illegal immigration hardliners, has withdrawn the measure that sought to legalize undocumented college and military-bound students who came to the U.S. as children. While Republican opponents successfully blocked the bill, Reid said late Wednesday he remains committed to passing it and vowed a Senate vote by Nov. 15. “Children shouldn’t be penalized for the actions of their parents,” Reid said. “Many of these youths come to America when they are very young. ? They think of themselves as American and many of these children are so desperate to be able to go to school.” Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the bill’s author, said he was disappointed but hopeful. “This narrowly tailored bipartisan legislation will allow a generation of immigrant students with great potential and ambitions to contribute to our nation’s security and future,” he said. IMMIGRATION: Stiff opposition stops bill to legalize some whose parents were illegals. By Lisa Friedman STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON – It’s a dream deferred for the Dream Act. Opponents, however, were ecstatic and vowed to kill future attempts to pass it. “Taxpayers are angry. We have our own citizens and resident aliens who followed the rules,” said David Zitch of Northridge, a former payroll tax investigator for the state of California and one of thousands nationwide who contacted Congress to get the bill killed. Of the students – an estimated 35,000 a year – who graduate high school, but are blocked from serving in the military or attending a U.S. college because they are undocumented, Zitch said, “Sorry. Sorry that their parents brought them here without going through the hoops. Life’s not fair.” The fight over the Dream Act – which had been added to a defense bill – marked a major aftershock in the immigration battle. After failing earlier this year to pass legislation to put millions of illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship, several lawmakers opted to push piecemeal bills like the Dream Act. Durbin’s measure, strongly backed by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, is aimed primarily at giving illegal immigrants who were brought here before age 16 a shot at legalization if they enlist in the U.S. military or go to college for at least two years. Feinstein also is separately trying to attach a bill legalizing millions of agricultural workers to upcoming farm legislation. On Thursday, she said Republicans’ success in blocking Durbin’s bill underscores the need to secure broad support for her Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security Act, known as AgJOBS. If the fight over the Dream Act is any indication, she faces an uphill battle. lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want 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

All down to Allam! Hull boss Bruce says new deal down to relationship with owner

first_imgHull City boss Steve Bruce says the faith of owner Assem Allam convinced him his future lies with the club.The 54-year-old, linked with both the Newcastle and Fulham jobs earlier this season, is set to end speculation he could be heading for the exit at the KC Stadium by penning a new three-year contract.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Bruce said: “I haven’t signed yet but I have shook hands [on it].“I am in quite a unique situation. I have got a terrific owner who wants to do well for the club. He is a really, really genuinely good man and I have enjoyed working for him.“I thought why not? He offered me the contract when we were in the bottom three, which tells you something about him.“We have been talking about it for months but it first reared its head when we were in the bottom three. He said, ‘I don’t want you to worry, sign a new deal, we have got every faith in you’. When you are working for someone like that, then you think why not [sign a new deal]?”Bruce is hoping to celebrate the new deal by steering Hull to victory against Leicester on Saturday.The Tigers are five points clear of the relegation zone ahead of their trip to the King Power Stadium, and Bruce is not playing down the importance of the game.“If we can go and get a result, I think it is going to be very, very difficult for Leicester to catch us,” he said.“When you are playing teams in and around you, if you can win them like we did against Villa a few weeks ago then it helps you enormously“If we can win on Saturday against Leicester we have got an outstanding chance of staying in the division.”last_img read more

Revealed! Top 10 forwards ranked by odds of winning the Euro 2016 Golden Boot

first_img Joint 4th. Robert Lewandowski of Poland is 16/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France 10 10 9. Paco Alcacer of Spain is 25/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France Joint 1st. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal is the joint favourite to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to find out who joins the Real Madrid forward at the top of the betting stakes 10 10 10 10 It’s time to start thinking seriously about the 2016 European Championship finals.Not only which nation is in with the chance of lifting the trophy on July 10th, but the players backed to perform on the international stage.Who, for example, is the favourite to finish with the highest goal tally in France?Michel Platini, formerly of France, holds the record for the most scorer at the finals, with nine in Euro 1984.Could anyone better his tally in the summer?Check out the top 10 forwards’ odds of winning the Euro 2016 Golden Boot by viewing the slideshow above.*Odds calculated as an average based on leading bookmakers’ odds on 2 June 2016. 10 3. Antoine Griezmann of France is 10/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France 10 10 Joint 1st. Thomas Muller of Germany is the joint favourite with Ronaldo to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – who are you backing? Joint 7th. Alvaro Morata of Spain is 20/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France 10. Kevin De Bruyne of Belgium is 28/1 to win the Golden Boot at the 2016 European Championship – click the arrow above, right, to see the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France 6. Olivier Giroud of France is 18/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France Joint 4th. Harry Kane of England is 16/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France Joint 7th. Romelu Lukaku of Belgium is 20/1 to win the Golden Boot at the Euro 2016 finals – click the arrow above, right, to continue seeing the top 10 favourites to score the most goals in France 10last_img read more

Delta, pilots reach tenative deal

first_imgThe regional airline, based just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Erlanger, Ky., filed for bankruptcy protection along with Delta last year. Comair is seeking $8.9 million in wage cuts and other savings from the flight attendants. Delta’s pilot strike threat had unnerved passengers, some of whom scrambled to make alternate travel plans over the holiday weekend. The threat also hurt new bookings on the Atlanta-based airline. Delta’s mainline carrier operates 1,722 daily flights and had more than 118 million passengers last year. It has its second-largest hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. In a memo to Delta pilots, the chairman of the union’s executive committee, Lee Moak, said the deal was reached early Friday morning. He said the union’s governing body will meet in the next week to discuss the deal and determine whether to recommend it to the membership. Delta’s pilots previously agreed to $1 billion in annual concessions, including a 32.5 percent wage cut, in a five-year deal in 2004. But Delta, which has imposed pay cuts on other employees, said it needs more from its pilots. The company says the average earnings of pilots last year who worked the full year was more than $157,000. But the pilots union has said the figure was inflated by overtime and it has projected a significant decrease in average pilot earnings for 2006. The negotiations between the company and the union picked up steam Tuesday, when negotiators for both sides intensified talks at the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York. Those talks continued through the night Thursday. Delta pilot Keith Rosenkranz, who has been with the company 15 years and generally flies international routes to Europe and South America, said he’s not sure how he will vote on the deal. He said he needs to see the details first. “I was a little worried last night that my last landing in Rome was the last of my career,” said Rosenkranz, who lives in Grapevine, Texas. He said he’s glad there is some sort of resolution, though union member ratification is still an unanswered question. “I think the Delta pilots have always been willing to help the company in a time of need,” Rosenkranz said. “But there does come a point when you have to stand up for your profession and the things that you negotiated in good faith, and if the company is not willing to recognize that then I’m not going to vote for something that continues to take.” Associated Press Writer Doug Gross in Atlanta contributed to this report. DELTA DEAL What the tentative agreement between Delta, pilots union means THE DEAL: Delta Air Lines Inc. and negotiators for its pilots union agreed to undisclosed long-term pay and benefit cuts. THE STRIKE THREAT: The union’s promise to strike if its contract was thrown out by an arbitration panel is on hold for now. The panel’s decision has been suspended. THE FUTURE: The Atlanta-based airline’s 5,930 pilots have to ratify the deal; if they don’t, the company’s contract rejection request could resurface, as could the union’s strike threat. No date for a vote has been set. – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines Inc. and negotiators for its pilots union reached a tentative agreement Friday on long-term pay and benefit cuts that could avert a strike at the nation’s third-largest carrier and ease uncertainty among travelers over the busy holiday weekend. No details of the agreement were released, but the deal means the two sides have cleared a major hurdle though they are not out of the woods yet. The deal is subject to ratification by the airline’s 5,930 pilots and must be approved by the bankruptcy court. The pilots union had threatened to strike if its contract was thrown out. Delta, which has been operating under bankruptcy protection since September, has said in court papers that a pilot strike would put it out of business. An arbitration panel had until today to reach a decision on Delta’s request to throw out its pilot contract so it could impose up to $325 million in annual pay and benefit cuts. That decision is now on hold with the tentative agreement, but it could resurface if the rank-and-file pilots reject the agreement. No date for a vote was set. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I’m very pleased the parties have reached a tentative agreement,” the panel chairman, Richard Bloch, told The Associated Press. The deal, if approved, would replace an interim pay cut deal the two sides reached in December. In a statement, Delta said the airline believes passengers can book with confidence. “We have worked hard together as a team to forge an agreement that is good for Delta and all of its constituents,” said Delta’s chief financial officer, Ed Bastian. Meanwhile, talks are continuing between Delta’s wholly owned subsidiary, Comair, and its flight attendants. A federal bankruptcy judge agreed earlier this week to postpone until Monday a decision on whether to void Comair’s contract with its flight attendants. Both sides requested the postponement to allow more time for negotiations. last_img read more