Lady Chiefs complete three-peat, beat Lady Altas in 4 sets

first_imgNew 3-digit US suicide hotline number PLAY LIST 01:18New 3-digit US suicide hotline number02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ00:50Trending 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 “Our loss in Game 1, was big for us because we learned how to recover and realized the things that we still need to do,” Javier added.The Lady Chiefs have now won four titles in five seasons and they did it after going on a blistering run in the fourth set led by Arocha and Ebuen.“All of what we do is for the school. This trophy is for the school,” Javier said.Three-peat for Arellano University Lady Chiefs! #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/kCuwUpLDJX— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I have high respect for Perpetual because they really brought the best in us,” said Arellano head coach Obet Javier, whose squad came back in the championship series after dropping Game 1, in Filipino.Blood, sweat and tears all worth it for the Lady Chiefs as they celebrate their 3rd NCAA volleyball crown in a row. #NCAAFinals pic.twitter.com/trdOfmMj8kFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) February 12, 2019 Down 11-13, Arellano scored 11 unanswered points capped off by an Ebuen kill that took the fight out of Perpetual Help.Arocha, who took home the Finals MVP plum for the second consecutive time, fired a game-high 16 points, Princess Bello had 12 points and 18 digs while Ebuen added 11.Cindy Imbo paced the Lady Altas with 12 points in her final collegiate game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano University completed a three-peat after rolling past University of Perpetual Help, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18, 25-18, in the rubber match of NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball Finals Tuesday before a raucous crowd at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Reigning MVP Nicole Ebuen and Regine Arocha led the way for the Lady Chiefs, who foiled the Lady Altas’ bid to sweep this year’s volleyball tournament after ruling the men’s and juniors’ divisions.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Kawhi Leonard banks in winning basket as Raptors edge Nets Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

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Yeager Wins 5,000 Meters On Final Day of MVC Track & Field Championship

first_img400-Meter Hurdles3. Malik Metivier, 51.104. Hudson Priebe, 52.547. Dominic Lombardi, 54.00 5,000 Meters1. Josh Yeager, 14:39.024. Maximilian Fridrich, 15:02.7815. Kyle Cass, 15:48.41 2018 MVC Track & Field ChampionshipDay 3 – May 13, 2018 Final Women’s Team Standings1. Illinois State, 191.50    2. Southern Illinois, 160  2. Indiana State, 160       4. Northern Iowa, 113.505. Missouri State, 106       6. Loyola (Ill.), 41  7. Drake, 23       8. Bradley, 17  9. Valparaiso, 5 4×400-Meter Relay8. Tyler Zak, Caulin Graves, Dominic Lombardi, Xavier Lechleitner, 3:22.10Pole Vault16. Erik Olson, 14-2.5 (4.33m) Sunday Results His performance helped the Drake men record finish fifth in the team standings, the program’s best finish since 2013. Freshman Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) trailed Yeager in the race in fourth place to score in his second event of the weekend. The women’s team finished seventh in the team standings as Illinois State earned the women’s team title while UNI claimed the men’s. On the weekend, the Bulldogs record seven All-MVC performances. Story Links 100-Meter Hurdles – Finals2. Mary Young, 13.70 Yeager’s impressive race capped a day in which the Bulldogs shined on the track in the hurdles with a combined 29 points being scored by the hurdlers. 4×100-Meter Relay3. Aaron Cheir, Kundai Maguranyanga, Malik Metivier, Caulin Graves, 40.58 The men’s sprinters were equally impressive as freshman Kundai Maguranyanga (Harare, Zimbabwe) announced his presence to the MVC with a second-place finish in the 200 meters with the second-fastest time in school history at 20.67. He also posted a personal best in the 100 meters with a wind aided time of 10.44 to finish second. Teammate Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) finished the race in sixth at 10.70 and the pair teamed up with Metivier and Caulin Graves (Overland Park, Kan.) to finish third in the 4×100-meter relay. 4×100-Meter Relay6. Mariah Crawford, Mary Young, Sophia Jackson, Rai Ahmed-Green, 48.04 “I wanted to wait as long as possible to make a move and see what I could do,” Yeager said. “My teammates and I had a plan and it sounds cliché, but I just had to finally convince myself that I could go out and do.” TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Drake’s final day at the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Track & Field Championship was highlighted by Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) overcoming hot and humid conditions to win the 5,000 meters. Drake Individual Women’s Results5,000 Meters8. Bailee Cofer, 17:56.4429. Olivia Rogers, 19:14.4030. Morgan Garcia, 19:25.66 200 Meters – Final 2. Kundai Maguranyanga, 20.67 Yeager is the first Bulldog to win the event since 2013 and bested the field by nearly 10 seconds with his time of 14:39.02 following an impressive final 1,000 meters including a 65-second 400 meters to close the race. The men’s 400-meter hurdles yielded 13 points for the Bulldogs with sophomore Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) finishing third with a personal best of 51.10 followed by senior Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) in 52.54 and Dominic Lombardi (54.00) in seventh. Priebe’s finish marked the fourth-straight year he has scored in the event as he was second as a freshman, third as a sophomore and fifth as a junior. Earlier in the afternoon, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) put the finishing touches on her MVC Championship legacy by taking second in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.70. Young entered the day as the defending champion in the event and also has two third-place finishes in the event. The women’s hurdlers earned a pair of runner-up finishes including Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) recording her second personal best in as many days with a time of 59.49 in the 400-meter hurdles, the third-fastest time in school history. Drake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters – Final3. Kundai Maguranyanga, 10.446. Aaron Chier, 10.70 Yeager was also honored as the MVC’s Elite 17 Award winner, given to the competitor with the highest grade-point average to finish among the finalists in an event. He was one of two MVC award winners for the Bulldogs as Kundai Maguranyanga (Harare, Zimbabwe) collected MVC Men’s Freshman of the Year honors for finishing in the top three in both the 100 and 200 meters. 400-Meter Hurdles – Finals2. Victoria Coombe, 59.49 Final Men’s Team Standings1. Northern Iowa, 170       2. Illinois State, 169  3. Indiana State, 143       4. Southern Illinois, 125  5. Drake, 74       6. Bradley, 57  7. Loyola (Ill.), 53       8. Valparaiso, 22  9. Evansville, 4                                           4×400-Meter Relay6. Rai Ahmed-Green, Meghan Kearney, Mariah Crawford, Kayla Giuliano, 3:53.34 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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ANCHORMAN STAR RUDD VOWS: “I’D LOVE TO COME BACK TO DONEGAL”

first_imgAnchorman star Paul Rudd has hinted he may return to Donegal for a holiday with his family – after completing a four-day stag party with a host of celebrity friends.Rudd told locals at a packed session at Mac’s Bar in Dunkineely at the weekend: “I’d love to come back and bring the family.”The father of two – he has an eight-year-old son Jack and a four-year-old daughter Darby – spent the weekend with Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, Blue Jasmine’s Bobby Cannavale, former Walking Dead actor Dallas Roberts as well as Joe Lo Truglio from Brooklyn Nine Nine. “He was great craic,” said Peter O’Donnell who was at the session.“He said he’d love to bring his wife and children over to Donegal. He was blown away by the hospitality.”The group of 15  earlier watched the Ireland-Italy rugby game on Saturday afternoon in the Clock Tower in Killybegs – shouting ‘touchdown’ when Ireland scored a try!Pub boss Ian Creighton said the group were really friendly to the many locals who came to chat to them. The group also spend some time on Slieve League.Rudd didn’t leave Donegal empty-handed; he bought Donegal GAA jerseys for his children!ANCHORMAN STAR RUDD VOWS: “I’D LOVE TO COME BACK TO DONEGAL” was last modified: March 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:AnchormandonegalDunkineelyGAAKillybegsPaul RUddvisitlast_img read more

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Shafik Kagimu extends stay at URA FC

first_img Tags: Brian Majwegaivan ntegeShafik KagimutopURA FC Kagimu signing a new deal with URA FC on Monday. (PHOTO/URA FC)KAMPALA – Uganda Revenue Authority FC captain Shafik Kagimu has signed a contract extension with the club on Monday, July 15th, 2019.The 21-year-old’s previous contract was due to expire in one and a half years and speculation linking him with a move away from the Tax Collectors was mounting by the day.He is now believed to have signed a three-year deal that will see him at URA until January 2024.His new deal was confirmed by URA via their official website.“URA Football Club is delighted to announce that Kagimu Shafik Kuchi has signed a contract extension ahead of the new StarTimes Uganda Premier League 2019/20 season.” Read a statement on the club’s website.Kagimu was a crucial part of the URA FC side that finished third in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season, scoring eight goals and assisting six times.Kagimu (RIGHT) was directly involved in 14 league goals last season. (PHOTO/File)Upon signing the three-year deal, Kagimu expressed his delight to be continuing with his stay at URA FC.“It is a real honour to continue representing this amazing club. Said Kuchi.“I want to maintain my stability at the club and also avoid moving from club to club as it’s the best for my career.”“We had some good football last season and I also see the club is moving in the right direction so I decided to extend my contract for this long. He continued.URA FC have already signed up to 7 new players this offseason, including Brian Majega and Ivan Ntege.The club is understood to be targeting a top two spot in the League this season.Comments last_img read more

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How Industry Titans are Standardizing 4K Technology

first_imgUltra Wide Television5120 x 21602.37:1 (21:9)11,059,200 FormatResolutionAspect RatioPixels DCI 4K Cinemascope (Cropped)4096 x 17162.39:17,028,736 Industry leaders in manufacturing and production are joining forces to standardize the way we shoot, broadcast and talk about 4K technology.One of the biggest issues for film and video producers, as well as consumers, has been the confusion surrounding 4K technology. 2014 was definitely the year of the new high-def format, but we had an issue on understanding what that format was. By using ‘4K’ and ‘Ultra HD’ (UHD) interchangeably we’ve only increased our confusion. Luckily the manufacturing tech giants have decided to join forces with the film industry titans in order to bring cohesion to the chaos. It’s time to standardize 4K.One note: The Alliance hasn’t actually set in stone which format terminology will be used, so we’ve used ‘4K’ in this post.Industry Leaders UniteSince it’s inception the TV manufacturers and Hollywood studios have had very different opinions on how to utilize 4K video and how to distribute it. In an effort to bring these differing opinions together, Samsung announced a partnership between industry elites, dubbed the ‘UHD Alliance’, at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This alliance will work together to standardize the use of major elements of 4K technology including terminology and deployment systems.Image Courtesy of Clubic.comThe list of participants is pretty significant with Samsung, Panasonic & Sharp bringing a manufacturing perspective, while Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, DirectTV & Dolby bring a video production perspective. Sony is the only member to be a part of both sides of the alliance, as they have a foothold in both manufacturing and video/film production. While there is no word on the initial actions and steps the alliance is taking, the common consensus is that they will address the misconceptions around 4K and UHD.Image Courtesy of Clubic.comLet’s clear the air in terms of resolution and aspect ratio…Leading to a lot of the confusion has been the switch from characterizing resolutions based on width rather than height (as was the case for 1080 & 720). Since both 4K and UHD have the same width factor of 2160 you can see why they’ve become interchangeable in our lexicon. In fact we began labeling UHDTV as 4K, even though UHDTVs have resolution below the industry standard 4K resolution(4096 x 2160). In fact, if you Google search “4K resolution” you’ll get this…Wait… what… I thought 4K was 4096 x 2160? That’s not confusing (sarcasm). This is another example of the terms 4K and UHD being used interchangeably.So, let’s sort through the mess. We’ve compiled all of the resolutions that have anything to do with 4K and UHD in the table below. Here we give you the format name, resolution, aspect ratio and pixel count.First off is DCI, the Digital Cinema Initiatives group. This group was formed in 2002 and consists of MGM, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Universal Studios, Walt Disney and Warner Bros. At the onset of digital cinema in the early 2000’s they came together to establish standards for the film industry and have continued to do so (you’ll see the standard 4K format below).Now, lets look at Ultra High Definition Television. This format is governed and defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) with the first manufactured UHDTV being the T220 production monitor by IBM in 2001. From this point on, TV manufacturers have used the UHDTV standard for consumer televisions. However that has changed in recent years with some manufacturers releasing TVs that showcase the native DCI 4K resolution.WHXGA is apart of the hyper extended graphics array. This format terminology is used more for developers of display technologies, so it’s not as important to consumer and content producers as DCI 4K or UHDTV. As of today, there are no monitors that can display WHXGA. However several of the digital and production cameras we use on our productions can capture at this resolution. DCI 4K (Native Resolution)4096 x 21601.90:1 (19:10)8,847,360 4K, UHD…what does this all mean?For consumers, standardization is a huge win. This eliminates the confusion around what product to buy. This is also a huge win for filmmakers and video producers, particularly in feature film and television. There will be a de facto format that everyone will adhere to.If you’re a filmmaker or video producer who produces mostly for web or mobile, you may be thinking “4K isn’t a big deal to me”. That’s changing too.Youtube introduced 4K streaming earlier this year by way of the VP9 format, and this past December Vimeo announced that they will begin offering 4K content through the Video on Demand service (although there was no announcement on when streaming would be available). Now, take the recent prediction from Netflix that both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One will release 4k ready consoles later this year and you see a new road being paved. Also, lets not forget that new iMac’s have 5K displays while the newest iPhones quietly came out with built-in UHD capability. I’d also expect an upgrade to 4K for the Apple TV, Roku, etc. to happen soon as well.Nothing but good can come from it, It’s just a great opportunity for the industry to rally around UHD. – Bill Lee, Samsung’s VP of TVI’m inclined to agree with Bill. It’s an extremely good thing to standardize how 4K content is shot, deployed and viewed. And while smaller production companies will probably take longer to adapt to 4K, the larger corporate and television entities will be jumping on. DCI 4K (Flat Cropped)3996 x 21601.85:18,631,360 Ultra High Definition Television3840 x 21601.78:1 (16:9)8,294,400 WHXGA5120 x 32001.60:1 (16:10)16,384,000last_img read more

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To protest desecration of Vidyasagar statue, Mamata changes Twitter DP with his photo

first_imgWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and several top Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders have changed their Facebook and Twitter display picture (DP) with photo of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar on Wednesday to protest the desecration of the bust of the noted reformer and key figure of the Bengal Renaissance.Trinamool Congress’s official profile on Twitter and Facebook was also changed with a picture of Vidyasagar. Ms. Banerjee is scheduled to take out a protest rally on Wednesday to protest the smashing of the bust of the social reformer in north Kolkata on Tuesday. Launching a scathing attack on BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday, Ms. Banerjee had said, “What does Amit Shah think of himself? Is he above everything? Is he God that no one can protest against him?”Ms. Banerjee said this after supporters of the BJP and the TMC fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a roadshow by Mr. Shah. A college named after Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, a key figure in the Bengal Renaissance, was ransacked and a bust of the 19th century social reformer shattered during the clashes. The TMC and BJP blame each other for the vandalism. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, Mr. Shah accused “the TMC goons” of vandalising the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar inside a college, saying it was done to gain “sympathy” as Ms. Banerjee-led party has realised its “reverse count” has begun. The CPI(M) has also called for protest rallies against the incident. The intellectuals of the city will take out a protest march from College street on Wednesday evening.last_img read more

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US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Filipinos come up short vs Singapore in men’s water polo The Americans haven’t needed to play in their zone championship since because they’ve won every Olympic and world title, exempting them from qualifying. But FIBA has revamped its qualification system to look more like soccer’s, where national teams will play home-and-away games against teams in their pool.But some of the windows are during the NBA season — the opening games are scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend — and players under NBA contract won’t be permitted to play. So the Americans plan to primarily use players from the NBA G League, with perhaps some who have been playing overseas.“Look, no one’s going to feel sorry for us. But we know that this is different and we’re going to have to figure out how to be successful in a different model,” Ford said. “There’s always unknowns, but there’s probably more unknowns because No. 1, we don’t know how good we need to be. We don’t know how good we can be.”Ford considers the prospective players a notch below the NBA, calling them “survivors, grinders, competitors.” That’s far from the level that suited up for Mike Krzyzewski for a decade or would play for Gregg Popovich in 2019 and 2020, but Van Gundy is eager to work with them in his first coaching assignment — not counting his daughter’s youth league — since he was fired by the Rockets in 2007.“There’s very few LeBron James of the world — obviously one — or great players who have it easy. These guys’ careers have not been easy and so I really admire their persistence, their grit and their determination,” Van Gundy said. “To get to work with them and coach them, that was part of the pull for me.”With limited time and options, the Americans know the AmeriCup could be a challenge. Ford said they hope to reach the semifinals in Argentina and see what happens from there.They will need to start winning come November, when they open their first-round pool that includes Puerto Rico, Mexico and Cuba.The U.S. has to finish in the top three there, playing their other windows of games in February and June-July, to advance to another pool that will include three teams among Argentina, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay, from Sept. 2018 to Feb. 2019.Another top-three finish then would clinch their spot in China in 2019.They will have a deeper field of candidates later who will be in shape from playing with their G League teams. But, they also could lose a player they like if he plays well enough for them in August to get a contract in the NBA or overseas. Read Next Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago FILE – In this March 5, 2007, file photo, Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy tries to give directions to his teammates during the fourth quarter of a basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. The jerseys say USA, though that’s about all that will be recognizable. The Americans are cautiously entering a whole new basketball world, one in which not only are the best U.S. players not available, but neither are any in the NBA. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the stars might show up in a few years for the Basketball World Cup and Olympics, but only if a group of minor leaguers can get them there. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)The jerseys say USA, though that’s about all that will be recognizable.When the U.S. men’s basketball team returns to action later this month, fans might be left wondering, “the red, white and who?”ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES There are many uncertainties, though Ford said there is one constant.“From a USA Basketball standpoint,” he said, “if we’re going to put a team together, we’re going to try to put the best team together that we can and go out and try to win.” SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village The Americans are cautiously entering a whole new basketball world, one in which not only are the best U.S. players not available, but neither are any in the NBA. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and the stars might show up in a few years for the Basketball World Cup and Olympics, but only if a group of minor leaguers can get them there.It’s all part of FIBA’s new qualifying format and the road starts at the AmeriCup 2017. It’s a tournament the Americans don’t need to win — and aren’t sure they can — but one they have to play to make themselves eligible for the events that will matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s going to be really interesting,” USA Basketball men’s national team director Sean Ford said. “We don’t know. We’re flying blind a little bit.”Even the Americans’ best-known commodity is a bit of an unknown now. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Jeff Van Gundy coached in the NBA Finals and is analyst for them every year on ABC, but he’s leading the U.S. team as an international basketball rookie. He is busy brushing up on the nuances of a game that can be played and officiated completely differently than in the U.S.He begins Thursday in Houston for training camp, where he will seek the 12 players who will travel to Uruguay and possibly Argentina for the AmeriCup and the potentially better-prepared opponents who wait.“What we have to do is match and exceed their passion, how hard we play, how together we are as a group,” Van Gundy said, “because when the U.S. has not succeeded in international competitions, it’s because there wasn’t as much maybe sacrifice as you need, or maybe you were deficient in one skill that was important.”It’s the Americans’ first appearance in the former FIBA Americas tournament since 2007. Their starting lineup in that romp to gold — James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Dwight Howard — was one of the strongest the U.S. has ever assembled.The 17 players in camp with Van Gundy include Kendall Marshall, Reggie Williams, Darius Morris and Marshall Plumlee, players good enough to play in the NBA but not stick.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Horn to take leaf out of Marquez book vs Pacquiao

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trainer Glenn Rushton and Jeff Horn. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Roy LuarcaBRISBANE, Australia—Prominently posted at the center white wall of the gym where Jeff Horn trains are posters of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Timothy Bradley, Floyd Mayweather, Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas and Brandon Rios.Also in the gallery, fourth from left, of course, is that of Pacquiao’s July 2 tussle with Horn simply billed as “Battle of Brisbane.”ADVERTISEMENT Though Horn is still nine pounds over the 147-lb limit, Rushton hardly felt any concern.Rushton bared it was normal for his ward to be at this weight range days before the official weigh-in on Saturday.Fact is, Rushton said Horn would be between 70.5 to 72 kg on fight day.Though Pacquiao has been installed as the heavy favorite even here, a $100 bet on Pacquiao earning just 25, while the same bet on Horn will net 420, Horn is unperturbed.Horn believes Pacquiao’s tremendous edge in experience (67 fights against 17) and quality of opposition, could work both ways.The former school teacher insists Paquiao is o longer as hungry for glory and money and money and neither is the 11-time world champion at his optimum best.The main argument being that Pacquiao hasn’t stopped any opponent after pulling off a 12-round stoppage over Miguel Cotto in 2009.According to Horn, he’s not nervous but rather excited days heading into the fight to be beamed live in the USA via free TV by ESPN.Horn said he intends to “go in their hot” and give Pacquiao a really good fight.And hopefully, land that same overhand right on Pacquiao. They were put there to remind Horn of the caliber of the fighter he’s challenging for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown before his countrymen at Southcorp Stadium.They also serve as inspirational and motivational tools for Horn to achieve his cherished dream of becoming a world champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNoticeably missing was any poster of Pacquiao’s epic fights against Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out the eight-division world champion cold in their fourth showdown in 2012.Perhaps, the posters’ absence was intentional, as Horn, with the guidance of trainer Glenn Rushton, intends to make Marquez’s one-punch knockout as blueprint toward success against Pacquiao.  WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Horn said during Monday’s media workout that he knows the enormity of the task at hand.That’s why he punished his well-chiseled 29-year-old body to the extreme to be ready for whatever Pacquiao will bring into the ring.According to Horn, who is three inches taller, his size would be his biggest advantage against the 5-foot-6 Pacquiao.Then comes his youth. Horn is nearly 10 years younger.As of Monday, coming from a long run, Horn told Filipino sportswriters that he weighs between 71 to 72 kilos and aims to be at that level when he climbs the ring before an expected sellout crowd of over 50,000 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Beermen ‘won’t back down’ from KaTropa after intense Game 3 What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

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Spl category status to AP generates heat in Par

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) The issue of special category status to Andhra Pradesh generated heat in Parliament today with government seeking to turn the tables on the Congress insisting that the promise has not been made part of the A P Reorganisation Act which carved separate Telangana out of the undivided state. “I am a student of Law. Nowhere in the Act this is written about. The bill was brought up by the UPA Government. It does not contain the words of special category status”, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said in Lok Sabha, amid protests from Congress members who staged a brief walkout. Taking potshots at Congress, he accused the opposition party of being “silent” and “forgetting” the promise when in power while turning “violent” on the issue when out of power, just to score some political points. At the same time, he said he also hailed from the same region and stressed that the government has taken a “keen interest” on the development of Andhra Pradesh soon after it took office and had taken a number of decisions to help the state including on the ambitious Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project. Asserting that the government has gone “little out of the way” to help Andhra Pradesh, he reeled out names of a series of projects and institutes that have been granted to Andhra Pradesh including an IIT and an IIM to ensure its speedy development. He said “we will take care of Telangana also”. Raising the issue, Mallikarjun Kharge (Cong) said Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were promised special category status by UPA government but the new dispensation had not granted it. He said Naidu had favoured such a status for 10 years when he was in the opposition. The states were also promised tax incentives, central universities and many other facilities as he questioned the government on their status. In the Rajya Sabha, following protests by Congress members, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured the House that the Centre will fullfil all commitments made towards Andhra Pradesh in letter and spirit. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said two years ago when the state of Telengana was carved out of Andhra Pradesh, the biggest issue among the two was of capital Hyderabad. Hyderabad went to Telengana, leading to a revenue loss to Andhra Pradesh, he said, adding then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had on the floor of Rajya Sabha on February 20, 2014 announced measures to mitigate the hardship of Andhra Pradesh including formation of a new capital. (more) PTI SPG KR NKD ANZ ARCadvertisementlast_img read more

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Antetokounmpo, Bucks Roll Past Magic 123-91

first_imgORLANDO, Fla. — It was a pretty typical performance for Giannis Antetokounmpo.Donte DiVincenzo was a bit of a surprise.Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Milwaukee Bucks pounded the Orlando Magic 123-91 on Friday night.While the reigning NBA MVP was great once again, DiVincenzo scored 14 points in his most extensive action so far this season. He played two minutes in the Bucks’ first four games and had not taken a shot.DiVincenzo went 4 for 7 from 3-point range. He also contributed three assists and two steals in 17 minutes.“He hasn’t played all season, and one thing I told him was to stay ready,” Antetokounmpo said. “You’re going to get your opportunity, and he was ready tonight.”Eric Bledsoe added 18 points, six rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee, which was coming off a 116-105 loss at Boston on Wednesday night. Khris Middleton added 16 points and six rebounds.The Bucks grabbed control by making nine 3-pointers during a key stretch in the first half. They went 17 for 47 from beyond the arc on the night.Evan Fournier led Orlando with 19 points. Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and seven rebounds.Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Bledsoe, Ersan Ilyasova (two), Sterling Brown, George Hill and DiVincenzo (two) connected from long range during a 32-7 run for the Bucks.“You could feel things shifting in that first quarter,” DiVincenzo said. “Everybody on our team is so unselfish. We have guys who could get 25 every night, but instead we have a balanced attack and guys getting open looks.”After making eight of their first nine shots on their way to a 20-7 lead, the Magic were outscored 40-9 over the next 11 minutes, most of it by Milwaukee’s reserves.“Orlando was doing a lot of things well early, but our bench came in and flipped the script,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. “We had really good bench play tonight.”The Bucks led 79-51 after Middleton scored seven straight points midway through the third quarter.Milwaukee shot 50.5 percent for the game. The Bucks also had a 57-41 rebound advantage and scored 54 points in the paint.“They were wide open, wide open … wide open. It wasn’t like they made all these great shots, it was wide open,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “It was an unacceptable effort against a great team and they played well.”TIP-INSBucks: Seventeen of the Bucks’ first 21 shots were 3-pointers. … G Pat Connaughton left the floor with a shoulder injury in the third quarter, but returned to the game. … Kyle Korver rested. Budenholzer said the Bucks would look for periodic games off for the 38-year-old guard.Magic: F Amile Jefferson, who had been on a two-way contract with Orlando, signed a standard contract Friday. … C Mo Bamba (load management) and G Michael Carter-Williams (bruised hip) were out.NO MAGIC TOUCHThe Magic came into the game last in the NBA in scoring (95.8 points per game) and shooting (.395) and second-last in 3-point shooting (.288). They didn’t do anything to help themselves, shooting 37.4 percent and scoring under 100 points for the fifth straight time.UP NEXTBucks: Host Toronto on Saturday.Magic: Host Denver on Saturday.By DICK SCANLON Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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