Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “I think even if we didn’t make the Final Four or finals UP’s still a go-to for freshmen because UP’s still the State University in terms of quality education,” said Dario. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UP standout Paul Desiderio applies for 2018 PBA Rookie Draft Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nevertheless, the Fighting Maroons are leaving UP as part of history after finishing as the year’s runners-up behind champion Ateneo in Season 81.And those four players, who were wide-eyed youngsters during UP’s dark days, are now the hardened veterans who have been through hell and back.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 Chriss“We are just really grateful because we’ve reached a whole new another level because we started always on the losing end, we’re always teased that we’re always losing, and we’ve reached this far,” said Lim after UP’s 99-81 loss in Game 2 Wednesday. “You can’t write a better story than that.”The Fighting Maroons had a steady climb throughout from Seasons 77 to 80 continuously improving their win-loss records every year. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The most successful batch in University of the Philippines’ basketball history in 32 years was also part of its darker days.Gelo Vito, Diego Dario, and Jarrell Lim all became Fighting Maroons in Season 77, where they finished with a miserable 1-13 record. Captain Paul Desiderio, meanwhile, was part of the Season 76 squad that went an historic 0-14.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UP narrowly missed the Final Four in 2017 when it took a 6-8 record as the no.5 team.Vito said this steady climb to relevance is all part to UP head coach Bo Perasol’s leadership.“Coach Bo really pushed us to have a mindset that you have to act like winners and practice like winners and we’re thankful that he brought that culture to UP because if it wasn’t for him we wouldn’t be here,” said Vito.Dario added their finals stint was bigger than basketball and that UP will always remain a destination for aspiring Fighting Maroons for solely its education.UP is the country’s premier state university and is often ranked as the best performing school in terms of academics.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Team Giannis coach Mike Budenholzer, who will have Walker on his team Sunday, said he has a simple gameplan for the Hornets’ star.“Turn him loose,” Budenholzer said.BACK AGAINThe All-Star MVPs from nine of the past 13 games will play Sunday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis have all won it at least once. James won the award last year.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I know we all saw the way the game was last year, and we’re going to try to top it,” James said. “Hopefully, it can come down to the wire, like it did last year, but we’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”NEW CAPTAINMilwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is relishing his first time as an All-Star captain.“I’m comfortable on this stage,” Antetokounmpo said during media day.That doesn’t mean he’s taking this lightly.Antetokounmpo, who has led the Bucks to the NBA’s best record so far this season and is an MVP frontrunner, says the captaincy — and the mere mention of a team being called Team Giannis — is humbling.“If you told me that six years ago … I would have never, never, never thought I would be in this position right now,” Antetokounmpo said.MVP PUSHCharlotte’s Kemba Walker will have the home crowd on his side Sunday night. And while Walker says he hasn’t given much thought to making an All-Star Game MVP push, many of his fellow All-Stars wouldn’t be surprised to see the Hornets’ guard take a swing at winning that award.“Kemba is different,” said Houston’s James Harden, the NBA scoring leader and last season’s MVP. “The way he’s so crafty, his ball-handling, his shot-making ability. He’s been playing at a high level. One of the top players, definitely, as far as playing for the first half of the season, and he’s been doing it for some years now. Definitely one of those guys that gets overlooked.” Adam Silver’s annual NBA address keys on competitive balance “I’m just keeping it real, to be honest,” Davis said while talking with reporters. “I knew that’s all you guys wanted to talk about. I just stated how I feel, I stated my intentions and I go on from there.”Davis confirmed that there was a list of teams on his preferred get-traded-to list — James’ Los Angeles Lakers, along with the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Milwaukee Bucks.He also denied that the Celtics were not on his list, news sure to delight fans in Boston and not the rest of the Eastern Conference.“They are on my list,” Davis said.The Lakers unsuccessfully tried to acquire Davis, and the Pelicans aren’t exactly sure what happens now. They fired general manager Dell Demps on Friday and replaced him on an interim basis with Danny Ferry, a move that Davis said caught him by surprise but also doesn’t change his thinking that a change of scenery is needed. It’s been argued that the Pelicans might be best served not playing Davis, though the NBA — which has already fined the 2017 All-Star MVP for saying he wanted a trade — would surely come down hard if they sat him for no reason.ADVERTISEMENT NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 23: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Anthony Davis isn’t completely sure if he’s going to play in Sunday’s All-Star game. He doesn’t know how much the New Orleans Pelicans will have him play the rest of this season. Or where he’ll play next season. Or where he’ll play the season after that, either.So Davis, obviously, has a lot of questions.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES “It’s about the best situation for me, the best fit for me,” Davis said. “When the time comes, obviously, I have to re-evaluate my situation and see what market best fits me and go from there.”Here’s some more of what to know about the All-Star game:DIRK AND DWYANENeither Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki nor Miami’s Dwyane Wade expects to play a lot in the game, which they got invited to by Commissioner Adam Silver to commemorate their NBA careers. Nowitzki is in his 21st season, all with the Mavericks, and hasn’t officially said he’s retiring. Wade is retiring after 16 seasons, most of them with the Heat.“I’m getting old,” Nowitzki said. “This doesn’t get old. This is great to be here. Just enjoying the stage one more time.”Wade had his son Zaire on the floor for some of practice on Saturday, as father-and-son were throwing lobs to each other.“He has the same dream,” Wade said, “to one day be sitting up on this podium.”CLOSE GAME?LeBron James is hoping for a close game Sunday.James was one of the players who decided enough was enough when it came to All-Star teams flirting with scoring 200 points, and wanted to find ways to make the game more competitive. It still doesn’t — and won’t — have playoff intensity, but last year’s game was played at a higher level than any All-Star Game had in years, a 148-145 final, and James wants that to continue. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? At All-Star media day, he also had some answers.Yes, Davis wants to keep playing through the end of the season with New Orleans. No, he didn’t eliminate Boston from the list of cities where he would consider playing. Yes, he will test the free agent market in the summer of 2020. And above all else, big market or small market, he insists that having a chance to win is all that matters going forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s time to go play ball,” Davis said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.”Davis — provided a shoulder strain doesn’t keep him out — will finally be LeBron James’ teammate Sunday night, when Team LeBron takes on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Team Giannis in the All-Star Game. The league’s annual showcase exhibition always comes with subplots, and this year, the one where Davis just asked for a trade that didn’t come seemed to generate more All-Star weekend buzz than anything else. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Steve Bacchus, who was wanted by the Police for questioning in relation to several criminal offences, was on Tuesday charged for being in possession of a quantity of ganja.Ex-soldier Steve BacchusBacchus made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.Police stated that the 27-year-old labourer, of North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, had six grams of cannabis in his possession between November 24 and 25, 2019 at North Sophia.Bacchus was represented by Attorney-at-law Dexter Todd, who told the court his client should be granted bail since the offence is a bailable one.He further told the court that his client turned himself in to Police after learning that a wanted bulletin was issued for him. The lawyer stated that his client maintained his innocence throughout interrogation by Police.The Prosecutor, however, objected to bail being granted on the grounds that Police were still carrying out investigations in relation to the defendant being in possession of an illegal AK-47, a rifle and matching ammunition.The Prosecutor further opined that the defendant would not return to court if bail was granted. The Magistrate, nevertheless, granted Bacchus bail in the sum of $5000.Bacchus was then instructed to make his next court appearance on December 9, 2019.
“Maurizio Sarri has returned to Italy, where he has coached for the majority of his career. And from today, he will take over the reins at Juventus with a contract until June 30, 2022,” Juventus said in a statement.The Europa League win last month was Sarri’s first major trophy as a coach, but he will be expected to deliver far more in Turin.Juventus have won Serie A for the past eight seasons, denying Sarri’s former club Napoli in the process.However, Massimiliano Allegri left at the end of the campaign after failing to guide the Italian giants to Champions League glory despite the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo last year.With Ronaldo now 34, winning the Italian giants’ first Champions League title since 1996 will be Sarri’s top priority.Chelsea, meanwhile, must now turn their attentions to hiring their 11th permanent manager of Roman Abramovich’s reign in charge of the club.“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said in a statement.Chelsea are expected to try and lure the club’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard back to Stamford Bridge.Lampard has had just one full season in club management at Derby County, who he led to the final of the Championship playoffs.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Maurizio Sarri lifted his first trophy as a coach in his final game in charge of Chelsea © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMILAN, Italy, Jun 16 – Maurizio Sarri was named new coach of Juventus on Sunday after his exit from Chelsea following a troubled single campaign in London.Sarri, 60, returns to Italy on a three-year deal just a season after leaving Napoli for Stamford Bridge, where he failed to garner fan support despite winning the Europa League and returning the Blues to the Champions League thanks to a third-placed finish in the Premier League.
18 August 2009 The South African government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring the safety of all visitors and football fans during the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Speaking at the 2010 National Communication Partnership conference in Johannesburg on Monday, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said the government would pull out all the stops to uphold South Africa’s event security reputation during the 30-day tournament. “The safety of our people and our visitors is non-negotiable,” Ndebele said. “For the past five years the issue of security was perhaps the most consistently voiced issue by the international community. While some of it could be attributed to a fear of the unknown, such concerns must be attended to.” He said South Africa’s law enforcement agencies were constantly improving on their capacity to secure major international events. “Our law enforcement agencies have proven their might to create secure environments during the Confederations Cup and past major events hosted by our country. They will continue to improve on their capacity to deal with incidents of crime, and will be ready to neutralise any potential threat.” National police spokesperson Vish Naidoo told the conference that South Africa’s event security record spoke for itself. “We have our systems in place, and we take the safety of our visitors and locals very seriously,” Naidoo said. Ndebele said the World Cup offered South Africa numerous opportunities, one of which was to forge national cohesion. “The World Cup offers an opportunity for the igniting of passion and national pride amongst South Africans. It calls for the unity of our people regardless of colour or creed because, indeed, working together we can do more,” Ndebele said. “The event also provides us with a chance … to kick-start our way out of the current economic recession.” Source: BuaNews / South Africa 2010
At a Symposium in Barcelona in late May, Gartner announced a list of four elements that “Define the Leading Edge of IT Change”.Social Network InteractionCompanies should tap and solicit input from communities of their customers.Competitive Rule BreakersTo stay level with global competitors from places like China and India, companies will need to seek out innovation and be filling to accept risk. “Imagine what’s possible and design how to get there.”Changes in Technology OwnershipVirtualization, Commoditisation, IT modularity and free communication have reduced the emphasis of importance on hardware and software ownership. Company value now comes from business processes and relationships.IT should be used as a Tangible DifferentiatorTo be effective, technology needs to be strategically focused on solving business problems and improving business processes. Technology for technology’s sake can be expensive.
File this under: Things we didn’t even know we wanted. German graphic designer Eric Huismann got some attention this week after releasing concept art for a sleek Apple drone.All images from quadrocopter.orgBetween Amazon’s delivery bots and Zuckerberg’s fleet of flying Facebook machines, tech companies are finding reasons to get into the drone business. That’s why it was really no surprise when images of a new Apple Quadcopter started making their way around the web this week.Of course, the concept art didn’t come from Apple. Rather, they were the work of German graphic designer Eric Huismann. Huismann certainly captured the curves and elegant style that the public expects from Apple’s design team, but the mocked-up machine has more than good looks.Huismann’s quadcopter concept comes with four video cameras that can record in concert, capturing and streaming real-time HD panoramic footage from high in the air. Considering YouTube and Facebook’s recent embrace of 360 degree video, this iDrone’s multi-camera design makes perfect sense.Unfortunately, fans of Apple gear will just have to settle for the Apple Watch and new MacBook, since, again, this is just a concept. Nonetheless, we’ll keep our eyes on the Cupertino skies and hope that Tim Cook decides to take Apple in a new high-flying direction.How long would you wait in line at the Apple Store to score an iDrone? What concepts would you like to see Apple explore in the future? Let us know in the comments below.
Istanbul: Turkey’s sports minister voiced support on Tuesday for national team players who saluted the country’s soldiers during their Euro 2020 match with France.Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu described the controversial goal celebration — in which players were seen as supporting Turkey’s current military operation in Syria — as a “nice salute”. France drew 1-1 with Turkey in the Euro 2020 qualifier amid mounting tensions after Paris condemned Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish militants in Syria.European football’s ruling body UEFA had already said it would “examine” a military salute given by Turkish players during an earlier match against Albania.But the sports minister said the controversy was unwarranted, and pointed to the fact that French star Antoine Griezmann had also given a military salute to President Emmanuel Macron in June.”Those who remained quiet about Griezmann’s military salute are trying to distort our national footballers’ nice salute,” Kasapoglu said in a televised press conference, holding up a picture of Griezmann’s salute.He said critics were trying to distract from Turkey’s success in staying top of the qualifying group.”Those who are trying to block out their failure on the pitch should give up on their efforts. The result is clear,” Kasapoglu said.Kasapoglu also warned UEFA to be “prudent” in its investigation of the salutes.Turkey’s operation against Kurdish militants in Syria, launched a week ago, has been widely criticised by the international community but has drawn widespread support at home. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballerFrancegoalmilitary operation First Published: October 15, 2019, 11:05 PM IST
NCAA: Mapua takes easy win over Arellano for 5th spot tie DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas shot just 31 percent from the field while Australia hit 54 percent of its attempts. The Aussies also assisted on 41 of their 46 made field goals.The Philippines, which is competing in Division A for the second straight time, takes on China on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Parading a squad featuring a slew of players with WNBA experience, Australia quickly built a commanding lead in the first quarter to take the fight out of the Philippines early.The Australians showed no mercy in the second half, where they outscored Gilas, 66-23, including a 25-6 domination in the third period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40All 12 Aussies scored with 6-foot-4 forward Ezi Magbegor, who was drafted 12th overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2019 WNBA Draft, leading the way with 18 points on an 8-of-10 clip. Jenna O’Hea, a former WNBA veteran, added 17 points.Gemma Miranda and Afril Bernardino were the only Gilas players to reach double-digits with Miranda scoring a team-high 17 on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Bernardino added 15 points on top of four rebounds and two blocks. Gilas Pilipinas Women were no match for heavyweight Australia in a 123-57 loss at the start of the 2019 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup Tuesday at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect
Jaipur (rural) Lok Sabha constituency is generating a lot of buzz ever since Congress declared Krishna Poonia will contest against Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rajyavardhan Rathore.Krishna Poonia (42) is Commonwealth gold medallist in the discus throw. Rajyavardhan Rathore (49) on the other hand is Olympic Games silver medalist in shooting. They both are contesting against each other from the constituency.If Krishna Poonia had Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot present at her pre-nomination rally on Monday (April 15), Baba Ramdev was there for Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday (April 16).Rajyavardhan Rathore also expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a rally in his constituency.Rajyavardhan Rathore and Krishna Poonia respect each other’s sports achievements but here, their political role is in question.”I must ask why Rajyavardhan Rathore did so little for the people and did not make much out of his MP fund (sic),” Krishna Poonia said at a rally.She won as an MLA from Sadulpur in Churu in 2018, having lost in 2013. So, she had the disadvantage of being new to the area but she insists the problems such as of water that locals face are as much the same as were in Sadulpur.Rajyavardhan Rathore knows that the BJP did less than expected in his constituency in assembly elections in 2018 and so he let his aides remind people what he has done for his constituency as an MP; that includes building stadiums and holding training camps through the Army to prepare youths for recruitment in forces and making flyovers and subways along Jaipur-Delhi National Highway which touches five of either assembly segments under him.advertisement”This is the worst planned highway in which the company, with alleged links to a UPA minister from Rajasthan, made huge money,” Rajyavardhan Rathore said.Krishna Poonia has been fielded to bring a caste factor because she is a Jat and Rajyavardhan Rathore is a Rajput, and the two castes are always engaged in fierce election battles.Yet, Poonia insists that no one caste can make you win.”Nationalism and economic reservation has overridden caste factors here,” Rajyavardhan said.Rajyavardhan Rathore soon returned to Narendra Modi and core issues with Narendra Modi’s delivery on Swachh Bharat and loans through Mudra Cards.Krishna Poonia was quick to counter. She said that her party was always patriotic, sensitive to masses and will implement NYAY as promised in its manifesto.Rajyavardhan Rathore Rathore calls NYAY a “Dhokha Patra”.Rajyavardhan Rathore is using social media to his advantage. But, during his visits to villages, he has a rusty vehicle modified into a mobile dais which plays the song in local dialect calling him “Hindustan Ki Shaan”.In contrast, Krishna Poonia’s rallies are better organised by the Congress since the party wants to introduce her to the workers.NYAY has generated interest but Kamlesh Saini, a bystander at Poonia’s rally said, “This is a fake promise as loan waiver since it is so difficult to get Re 1 from our government.”Also Read | Lok Sabha Election 2019: All dates, full schedule, constituency-wise details, all you need to knowAlso Read | Krishna Poonia shames Rajyavardhan Rathore for no work done in JaipurAlso Watch | Pakistan is a frustrated nation: Rajyavardhan Rathore