Eagles topple Maroons

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Break new ground “It always gives you satisfaction when you win, especially since it’s our first of the season, and my first one as the coach,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela. “But we’re still far from what we want to be. We still have a lot of things to do and take care of.”Arespacochaga, meanwhile, downplayed the back-to-back 20-point victories to start the season, saying the Eagles still have their work cut out for them if they want to reach the finals again.“Our mentality and philosophy is ‘next game’ and it might have been a 20-point win for us, but we want to keep on improving,” he said. “We don’t want to look at that 20-point win and get big-headed. It doesn’t show how hard we had to fight, especially defensively against all their (UP’s) good guards.” Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Eagles extended a 44-36 halftime lead to 11 points in the third period, before enjoying a 24-point buffer late in the game as Tio, who missed the opening-day win over Adamson due to an ankle injury, caught fire with 10 of his output in the final period.“We’re just happy for Tyler because he’s been working hard since last season,” said Ravena. “We always knew he can contribute.”“I was just doing my job for the team,” said Tio, a standout from Xavier High School, who initially only had Canadian citizenship before applying for a Philippine passport last year.Three days after hitting the triple that lifted the Maroons to a 74-73 win over University of Santo Tomas, Paul Desiderio was held to just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting as he struggled to find his rhythm. But rookie Juan Gomez De Liano got going early and finished with 16 points for the Maroons, who fell to a tie with Far Eastern U at 1-1.The Tamaraws turned back University of the East, 90-83, earlier after another strong game from Ron Dennison, who had 16 points. Prince Orizu also finished with a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds aside from anchoring FEU’s interior defense.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start MOST READ Ateneo guard Tyler Tio wasted little time showing the skills that made him a blue-chip recruit a year ago, while the rest of the Blue Eagles once again stamped their class against another contender.ADVERTISEMENT Bombers try to keep distance vs Knights LATEST STORIES With Tio delivering one of the finest debuts in recent memory, the Eagles rolled past the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 92-71, last Wednesday to grab the early lead in the UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tio, who sat out last season after he was unable to get a Philippine passport in time for the tournament, finished with 14 points in just 11 minutes, going 6-for-6 from the field as the Eagles brandished the depth of their squad to seize the early lead in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThirdy Ravena once again led the Eagles with 16 points and six rebounds, while Chiz Ike followed up his strong opening-day performance with a nine-point, seven-rebound haul for the Eagles. Aaron Black also had a solid game of nine points and 10 boards.“Hats off to the guys who stepped up for us,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “One of the things that coach Tab (Baldwin) said at halftime was we needed to play better defense and take care of the ball and we saw some improvement in the second half.” 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 awardlast_img read more

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Student viral campaign tells the world: Africa is not a country

first_imgIthaca College African Students’ Association member Crystal Kayiza with the flag of Uganda, a country in east Africa. (Image: Thiri Mariah Boucher)Mary Alexander“I don’t speak ‘African’ because ‘African’ is not a language.” “Africans do not all look alike.” “Africa existed before colonialism.” These are just some of the messages young Africans studying in the US are sending out in a new viral photographic campaign.Called The Real Africa: Fight the Stereotypes, the campaign was launched in January by members of the African Students’ Association  at Ithaca College.  The college, a private institution in central New York state, is ranked as a top journalism and film school.“This campaign aims to educate and create awareness about our beautiful continent,” the association said when launching the campaign on its Facebook page. “We also hope that you can help us share these photos, whether it is sharing it, making it your profile photo, tweeting it, or even liking it. The simplest actions can create awareness and we are hoping to not only do that campus-wide but also world-wide.”The photos were taken by Ithaca student Thiri Mariah Boucher. (Click an image for a larger view.)Tranos Makombe with the flag of Zimbabwe in southern Africa.Makda Getachew of Ethiopia in east Africa, and Steven Kobby Lartey of the west African country of Ghana, with the flag of the southern African country of Botswana.Hadiza Kassim with the flag of Niger, in east Africa.Carmen Z Ladipo with the flag of the north African country of Egypt.Steven Kobby Lartey with the flag of Botswana.Chinemenma Njideka Udokwu with the flag of Nigeria in west Africa.Nilshika WeerasingheRita Bunatal with the flag of Kenya in east Africa.Shawn Davis with the South African flag.last_img read more

Announcing the February Featured Geocacher of the Month

first_img SharePrint RelatedFebruary Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsMarch 1, 2012In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”March Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsApril 10, 2012In “Community” Many people know February’s Featured Geocacher of the Month for his ability to entertain as a Comedy Magician. To Vancouver geocachers, as well as many other geocachers, magicman65 is recognized for his ability to engage the geocaching community with creativity, commitment, involvement, stewardship, and encouragement.Congratulations to magicman65 for pulling in a magical 65 votes to be nominated as the February Featured Geocacher of the Month. We greatly appreciate your positive contribution to the geocaching community.February Featured Geocacher of the Month, magicman65Magicman65 is the Vice President of the BC Geocaching Association as well as an active member of the Mid Island Geocaching Association and the Vancouver Island Geocaching Association. In addition, Magicman65 teaches geocaching and hides many creative caches.According to one geocacher, “magicman65 sets an example to other cachers- he carries a knapsack with him filled with logbooks, plastic baggies, and swag.  When he comes across a cache that needs maintenance, he will fix it right there on the spot and then he will send a private message to the cache owner informing him/her that the cache is fixed, saving others a trip.”Magicman65 will receive a collector’s edition Featured Geocacher of the Month Geocoin, along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and certificate acknowledging his contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. Those nominees not chosen as the featured Geocacher of the Month receive a gift of appreciation from Groundspeak. See a list of all the featured Geocachers of the Month here. The geocaching community is encouraged to renominate those who have yet to be honored as featured Geocacher of the Month.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for Geocacher of the Month, send an email to geocacherofthemonth@groundspeak.com.Featured Geocacher of the Month GeocoinEvery nomination must meet the following requirements: Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and description (in 500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the March featured Geocacher of the Month must be received by April 1oth.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the Latitude 47 blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Rahul promises farm loan waiver across the country

first_imgCongress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday targeted the Modi government on various issues, such as farmers’ distress and alleged favouring of corporates, while alleging that demonetisation was the “biggest scam of the world”.Addressing the party’s Jan Akansha Rally (people’s expectation rally) here, Mr. Gandhi said there would be a coalition government at the Centre and in Bihar soon as the Congress would now play on the “front foot along with its alliance partners”.He got loud cheers from the crowd when he promised that Patna University would be accorded the status of a Central university, if the Congress coalition was voted to power. Earlier, in a programme at the university, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declined Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s appeal for the same.“With Nalanda University and Patna University, Bihar earlier was the seat of learning in the country and the world. Now it has become the centre of unemployment …but, again Bihar will be the centre of education when our government is formed,” Mr. Gandhi said.“Along with [RJD leaders] Tejashwi [Yadav] and Lalu Prasad, we will now play on the front foot and form governments at the Centre and Bihar too after the Lok Sabha election and Bihar poll thereafter.”Mr. Gandhi alleged that “there was a debt of ₹1 lakh crore on Anil Ambani which is three times the total MGNREGA funding…PM Modi gave ₹30,000 crore to Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal and only ₹3.50 to each member of a farmer’s family in the country”.He said a Congress-led government at the Centre would waive loans of farmers of the entire country as it did in three States where it recently came to power. “Earlier, 27% of the sugar in the country was provided by the farmers of Bihar but now they could give only 2%… farmers have to pay from their own pocket for insurance of their crops but even that money goes into the pockets of Anil Ambani and Nirav Modi,” he alleged.Chief Ministers of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh too addressed the rally, along with leaders of the Grand Alliance constituents like Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Yadav, Jitan Ram Manjhi. Rashtriya Lok Samata Party president Upendra Kushwaha couldn’t attend as he was injured in a clash with police on Saturday.last_img read more

Glasgow CWG: Indian lifter Omkar Otari wins 69 kg bronze

first_imgIndian weightlifter Omkar Otari won the men’s 69 kg bronze medal late Saturday after he lifted a total weight of 296 kg at the Commonwealth Games.The gold went to Mohd Hafifi Mansor, who lifted a total of 305 kg, while Nigeria’s Yinka Ayenuwa took the silver with a lift of 302 kg at the Clyde auditorium.The 26-year-old helped India win its 17th medal at the Games and sixth from the discipline.Earlier Saturday, India had two won golds and three silvers from shooting and one bronze from judo.last_img read more

Media coverage of X-Blades 2010 NTL

first_imgAttached is an article on the Sunshine Coast’s Chris and Ash Farrow, and a link to a story on their website.Thanks to the Sunshine Coast Daily for providing the article content.http://www.thedaily.com.au/news/2009/may/25/touchdown-coast-fans/Related Filessunshine_coast_daily_2_-pdflast_img

Studio says safety on Riverdale set of paramount importance following crash

first_imgVANCOUVER – Warner Bros. Television says the safety of the cast and crew of its Vancouver-based “Riverdale” set is of “paramount importance.”The studio is speaking out in the wake of a car crash involving star K.J. Apa, who escaped injury in a collision that occurred as he drove home after a 14-hour day.The incident prompted concerns from some industry observers about long hours in the film and TV business.But the studio says its productions adhere to guild-mandated standards. That includes a turnaround time of 12 hours from wrap to next day call time, and the offer of a taxi, driver or hotel room to anyone who feels tired or unsafe after work.The studio says Apa worked 14.2 hours Sept. 14, the day of the accident. And on the previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours.They also say the 20-year-old New Zealander was told about his labour rights.“K.J. has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him,” the studio said in a statement.Apa plays lead character Archie Andrews on the show, a live action take on the Archie Comics.It is the second Vancouver production to have an accident in as many months. Rookie stuntwoman Joi Harris died in August after apparently losing control of a motorcycle in a stunt for “Deadpool 2.”last_img read more

Reds infield could be major strength

It’s difficult for the fans of a tradition-rich franchise like the Cincinnati Reds to accept their role as a little fish in the big sea of Major League Baseball.Due to the financial limitations of small-market teams under the current MLB system, which does not feature a salary cap, Reds fans enter each season knowing that they’ve started at a disadvantage.When competing with deep-pocket teams like the Yankees, Mets and Red Sox each year, Reds management has to be creative to be successful under the constraints placed upon them by their economic reality.However, the average Reds fan doesn’t want to hear that. In a city that hasn’t seen a World Series title since 1990, they just want results.Walt Jocketty, Reds general manager and president of baseball operations, has taken a big step towards assuaging those concerns with the signing of shortstop Orlando Cabrera to shore up the middle of the infield.“We are very excited. We talked about trying to improve at shortstop but didn’t think we’d be able to do it,” Jocketty said. “Acquiring a player of his ability and stature, that when you look at his career and the winning clubs he’s been on, he’s a winner.”The Reds freed up the money for Cabrera by trading center fielder Willy Taveras and infielder Adam Rosales to the Oakland Athletics for utility-infielder Aaron Miles. He is slated to make $2.02 million this season with a $4 million mutual option for 2011.Cabrera spoke about being the newest addition to an already solid infield.“Defensively, I think we have a great infield,” Cabrera said. “We know we’ve got guys who can catch the ball.”That’s an understatement.The addition of Cabrera brings the total of Gold Glove awards for the Reds’ infield to 10 – seven for third baseman Scott Rolen, two for Cabrera and one for second baseman Brandon Phillips.Cabrera also brings a more than capable bat. Last season, he hit .284 with nine home runs and 77 RBI for Oakland and the Minnesota Twins. He is a career .275 hitter.He will add to the nexus of veteran players like Rolen and Phillips to complement younger, budding stars like first baseman Joey Votto and right fielder Jay Bruce.“They have a great group of guys,” Cabrera said of his new teammates. “With Rolen, Phillips and the pitching staff, I think we’ve got a great chance this year if we stay healthy.”Initial reports indicate he will hit from the No. 2 spot in the batting order, an area of need in seasons past.Along with his glove and stick, Cabrera also appears to bring a sense of humor and knowledge of other Cincinnati sports figures to town with him.When discussing his willingness to do whatever it takes to win, Cabrera alluded to the city’s highest profile athlete and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chad Ochocinco.“I’m going to do everything I can,” Cabrera said. “Even if I have to change my name to Uno Ocho.” read more

Ohio State offensive linemen changing for the better

Ohio State quarterbacks were protected from contact during Saturday’s Spring Game, but they still saw their fair share of pressure. Rising sophomore Braxton Miller and rising redshirt junior Kenny Guiton saw 11 plays blown dead for “sacks,” though the players weren’t actually tackled during the Scarlet team’s 20-14 victory against the Gray team. Despite the sacks allowed by the Scarlet and Gray teams’ offensive linemen, OSU remains confident in that position group. Redshirt junior Jack Mewhort saw limited action for the Scarlet team during the game, but saw his side concede seven sacks by the end of the game. Mewhort credited some of the Scarlet offensive line’s dysfunction to the player draft for the Spring Game, which separated players who were used to playing next to one another. “I thought guys battled really well. I don’t know if we’re necessarily getting beat up,” Mewhort said after the game. “You know, we weren’t the cohesive unit that we are. Guys were playing next to different guys than usual. I was proud of the way the guys went out and battled. I think guys competed.” Throughout spring ball, senior defensive lineman John Simon said he was impressed with how the group of linemen has come together. Simon also said he expects the offensive linemen to be an area of strength for the Buckeyes by the fall. “As an (offensive) line, you can’t really pick one guy,” Simon said. “It’s more, O-line has to play cohesive, and I think they do that. They really learned each other and they’re really comfortable with each other and, you know, a lot of guys that are just very sound at blocking in general. “I think our O-line is going to be tremendous and a strong point of our team this year.” First-year OSU coach Urban Meyer said he has seen the unit progress since he took over the program. “I had three or four miss my first team meeting,” Meyer said. “Unfortunately, we had a couple miss my second team meeting.” With spring ball having come and gone, Meyer said the unit begun positive trends in key areas. “Their bodies are changing a little bit,” Meyer said, “and their attitudes are changing.” OSU opens its 2012 season Sept. 1 against Miami (Ohio) at Ohio Stadium. read more