Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University continued its Final Four streak to a sixth straight season, eliminating De La Salle, 71-70, and securing the fourth place in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Arvin Tolentino salvaged the Tamaraws’ season with a clutch three-pointer from the top of the key that gave them their final lead with 3.1 seconds to play.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Young PH footballers return from Milo FC Barcelona Camp 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. La Salle had one last chance to steal the win but could not get a decent shot off.FEU has endured one of the more horrible stretches of any team this season, suffering a four-game skid in the middle of their campaign and falling to as low as sixth after competing in the top three.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 ChrissBut the Tamaraws managed to regroup just in the nick of time, bouncing back with four straight wins including the playoff.Forward Arvin Tolentino personified that clutch fighting spirit for the Tamaraws when he capped off a 7-2 game-closing run with a roaring triple, and essentially the game-winner, with 3.1 seconds left. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Green Archers still held a 70-66 lead with 1:03 left after Aljun Melecio’s tough layup and it almost seemed that all hope was lost for the Tamaraws at that point.Kenneth Tuffin cut the deficit to two, 70-68, with 35 seconds left in the game with a long two-pointer that was reviewed during the Green Archers’ timeout after Tolentino’s clutch three-pointer.La Salle had a last chance for the win but Santi Santillan could not convert on his layup attempt as the Tamaraws swarmed the basket in a last-gasp defensive effort.FEU will face top seed Ateneo, which has a twice-to-beat advantage as the no. 1 seed.Coincidentally, this is the third straight year that the Tamaraws and the Blue Eagles will go up against each other in the semifinals with Ateneo taking a 2-1 advantage in those series. MOST READ FEU holds on!!! FEU beats La Salle 71-70 and will go to the semis as the fourth seed. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/cTvCLy6oQy— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) November 21, 2018“I love how this team battled through adversity the whole year,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela. “They never gave up even when we had that four-game losing streak and they are the ones who are giving me the confidence.”“It’s just fitting that we made the Final Four this way… I just love how these guys responded.”ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
Wales Factory closure…President picketed for justiceWith no favourable response yet from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and Government, cane harvesters of the now inoperable Wales Sugar Factory on Monday took their cries for severance pay to the Ministry of the Presidency.The chants outside the office of the President were for the immediate release and payment of the severance package, which was promised to cane harvesters, priorFormer Cane harvesters of Wales estate protesting outside the Ministry of the Presidency on Mondayto the shutting down of the Wales Factory late last year.Close to 300 cane harvesters converged at the eastern gate of the Head of State’s office, continuing what they started last Monday in the West Bank Demerara (WBD) village of Wales.According to the protesters, it would seem as if the officials of GuySuCo are forcing them to commence working at Uitvulgt Estate located on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD), which is around 40 miles from Wales. They say they prefer to be paid their severance and then make a decision whether or not they want to commute to Uitvulgt.“The eighth of this month they called us back for a meeting and the General Manager of Wales said that GuySuCo’s position is that they will keep us on the payroll at Wales, but they will transfer us to Uitvlugt,” said Romeo Charles, a cane harvester on the picket line. He said it was over 22 miles just to reach the Estate, while the worksite is another 15 miles into the Estate.“So when I calculate from Wales to Uitvlugt, it is anything like about 40 miles to reach the worksite. I said when you leave home at 4’o clock in the morning and reach Uitvlugt at 10, what kind of work can you do to get a day’s pay?” he questionedAnother protester, identified as Leonard, said: “We need our severance from Wales Estate right now. The General Manager of Wales is victimising these Wales workers; we need our severance pay now.”The cane harvesters are casting the blame squarely at the feet of the Wales Estate General Manager, Dave Kumar, who they said cheated them into this situation. They said he went “behind their backs” and told GuySuCo that the workers were all prepared to move over to Uitvlugt.Meanwhile, Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) President Komal Chand, who was also at the protest, said Government was being unreasonable and needed to listen to the concerns of the cane harvesters.In a statement, GAWU reiterated that the workers’ demand for severance pay was based on their clear understanding that their jobs were now redundant, since cane growing and sugar processing have ended at Wales.“Their right to severance pay is enshrined in the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA). It is apt to point out too, that GuySuCo, with our Union present, during engagements with the workers that begun December 15, 2016, advised the workers quite correctly that their jobs were to become redundant and they were entitled to severance pay if they decided not to go to Uitvlugt Estate. Already, a number of workers who opted not to take up work at Uitvlugt received their severance pay while the entitlements of some others are being processed,” the Union said in its release.The public outcry for severance pay began with an equally large crowd at the Wales Estate last week. The frustrated workers demanded that their severance packages be paid immediately, which were promised to them since December of last year.
0Shares0000Croatian midfielder Luka Modric won the Golden Ball trophy as best player at the Moscow football World Cup tournament © AFP / Johannes EISELEZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 16 – Croatian media on Monday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2.“Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage. “‘Vatreni’ (the “Fiery Ones” in Croatian), you are the biggest, you are our pride, your names will remain written in gold forever!” the newspaper said.It showed a photo of captain Luka Modric who was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the tournament, holding a trophy, although with a sad face after the defeat.“Brave hearts – You made us proud,” said Jutarnji List daily.“Croatia celebrates you, you are our gold!” echoed the Vecernji List.It noted that for the past month coach Zlatko Dalic’s team “made Croatia better”.“They restored pride, pulled it out of the pessimism” reigning in the country whose economy remains among the weakest in the European Union.More than 100,000 red-and-white-painted Croatian fans were expected to welcome the squad home later Monday in the capital Zagreb.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Wolves have rejected a third bid from Norwich City for striker Benik Afobe. The Championship club’s position remains unchanged over Afobe’s future and they have reiterated he is not for sale. Norwich are searching for a new forward and had two previous bids rejected by Wolves but have continued their chase for the England Under-21 international.A statement read: “Wolves can confirm that a third bid from Norwich City for Benik Afobe has been immediately rejected.“The club’s position, outlined on Wednesday, 19th August 2015, remains unchanged.”Wolves are determined to keep the 22-year-old who scored 32 goals last season after arriving from Arsenal for around £2million in January. He netted 13 times for Wolves following his move from the Gunners after scoring 19 on loan at MK Dons in the first half of last season. Afobe was left out of Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Barnet and afterwards boss Kenny Jackett insisted the forward was going nowhere before next week’s transfer deadline.He said: “There is an enormous amount of speculation but he won’t be leaving. There are big things at stake and it is not just about one player.“We are looking at the whole picture, the amount of time left in the window, the overall prices. There is so much to consider and everything points towards not letting anyone go.” Benik Afobe 1
He added that the 26-year-old was one of the players who ‘never turned up and never performed’ when the club needed them in their relegation fight.But Shaqiri, who has moved to Anfield in a £13million deal, has said he is unconcerned by the bad press.He told several national newspapers: “They were Man United players – maybe they don’t like Liverpool. I don’t know, it could be.“Some people like you, some don’t. I’ve played three years in the Premier League. I’ve proved I can play in this league.“I was the top scorer in the team with goals and assists. For me, my conscience is clear and I don’t have to comment any more on this.”Shaqiri is expected to make his first appearance in a Liverpool shirt in the Reds’ final pre-season game against Manchester United on Saturday. Shaqiri has sealed a return to the Premier League with Liverpool, having suffered relegation with Stoke last term The Swiss star was the Potters’ top scorer and goal provider last season, however, his eight goals and seven assists could not prevent the club from being relegated from the Premier League.His inconsistency on the pitch led to criticism from Gary and Phil Neville, who labelled him “unprofessional” and “a disgrace”.Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam also stuck the boot into his former team-mate, telling talkSPORT Shaqiri was one of the ‘so-called big players’ who ‘got away with murder’ at the bet365 Stadium last season. Xherdan Shaqiri scored one goal in four games for Switzerland at this summer’s World Cup 2 2 Liverpool summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri has insisted his “conscience is clear” following criticism of his apparently ‘poor attitude’ at former club Stoke City. First day at #LFC, likely debut, team spirit and much more. 💪@XS_11official’s exclusive US tour interview: https://t.co/mGxuD0SWE8 pic.twitter.com/BeOgfyfAzu— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018
A press release from Oregon State claims that insects may have finished off the dinosaurs. Two main reasons were given for this hypothesis: (1) the extinction coincides with the rise of flowering plants and their pollinators, and (2) the impact theory has serious problems.“There are serious problems with the sudden impact theories of dinosaur extinction, not the least of which is that dinosaurs declined and disappeared over a period of hundreds of thousands, or even millions of years,” said George Poinar Jr., a courtesy professor of zoology at Oregon State University. “That time frame is just not consistent with the effects of an asteroid impact. But competition with insects, emerging new diseases and the spread of flowering plants over very long periods of time is perfectly compatible with everything we know about dinosaur extinction.”The theory actually proposes a brew of toxic effects, including geological catastrophes like impacts and volcanoes, mixed in with new diseases from biting insects. George and Roberta Poinar have found evidence of “leishmania, malaria, intestinal parasites, arboviruses and other pathogens” in dinosaur coprolites (fossil dung) and in the guts of amber-entombed insects. They suggest that waves of epidemics caused dinosaur extinction over a long period of time. Rather than a single event, therefore, the Poinars propose that “The confluence of new insect-spread diseases, loss of traditional food sources, and competition for plants by insect pests could all have provided a lingering, debilitating condition that dinosaurs were ultimately unable to overcome.” Science Daily posted the hypothesis with a picture of a tick encased in amber.One would think that the highly-versatile and adaptable dinosaurs would have enjoyed some nice salad after millions of years of pine cones and ferns. Maybe they couldn’t get used to the taste of broccoli. Now that 25 years of animations of horrific space bombardments have to go out the window, it’s open season for you to propose your own theory about dinosaur extinction. Add to the historic list: diarrhea, cosmic rays, poached eggs, tobacco (Gary Larson), asteroids, and not listening to Mom (see ARN for more ideas). All these hypotheses fail to explain why so many contemporary creatures avoided the extinction – including some good-size mammals and birds (the reputed dinosaurs of today). Remember that dinosaurs came in a wide variety of sizes. They roamed the entire planet – including Antarctica (12/12/2007). Whatever killed them off must have been both global and very selective. Since we now know that soft tissue, proteins and maybe even blood has been preserved in some dinosaurs, indicating that they lived much more recently than assumed by evolutionists, put the pieces together. Maybe humans killed off the remaining ones after the Flood. Professor Noah from the University of Ark claims that this hypothesis is “perfectly compatible with everything we know about dinosaur extinction.”(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
24 March 2006South Africa will exceed its target of increasing the number of police officers to 152 000 by April 2006.Safety and Security spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi told BuaNews on Thursday that his department managed to increase the number of police personnel to 152 236 ahead of the set target, as outlined in the department’s programme of action.Arrests, investigations upAs a result, Mulaudzi said the rate of case investigations and arrests had also increased.“The more police we get, the more we enhance the operational side of our work, which precisely intensifies our fight against crime,” he said.In August 2005 the total staff establishment in the South African Police Service (SAPS) was 148 113.Numbers to increaseThe programme of action states that a total of 11 000 new police recruits would be trained and be on the streets for the 2005/2006 financial year.Mulaudzi said the current number of police officers was expected to rise further to 156 000 by the end of this year and to 158 000 by 2007.By end of March 2008, SAPS anticipates having 165 850 police officers.“Current indications are that we will be able to meet these deadlines,” Mulaudzi said.Source: BuaNews
At NAB 2019, Atlas Lens Co unveiled their impressive new 25mm anamorphic lens and LF Extender. Here’s what we know so far.Shooting with anamorphic lenses is becoming more and more accessible thanks to companies like Atlas. Their anamorphic lineup is absolutely stunning — and one of the most challenging things you can do as a lens company is design a good wide anamorphic lens. It seems like Atlas has done that very thing. The lens has a staggering 134mm outside diameter and seems to produce some truly arresting images.Atlas has revealed their latest lens prototype, the 25mm, as well as their new LF extender, which will allow their 2x anamorphic lineup to work with LF-sized sensors like the ARRI LF, RED Monstro, and Sony VENICE. The new extender will also cover the Sony a7 series, as well as other full-frame mirrorless cameras. This extender is actually available right now for $2,000, and if you purchase an extender with a lens, they’ll knock the price down to $1,849.Here is the LF Extender in action.Newsshooter spoke with Atlas about the new lens, the extender, and how the company is bringing their lenses to all types of cameras.As for the lens itself, there aren’t official specs because, apparently, they built the lens just two weeks ago. But that’s to be expected with that kind of turnaround.We recently tested their anamorphic lineup and were super thrilled with the results. Behold: Looking for more coverage of NAB 2019? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: Polar Pro’s New Peter McKinnon Variable ND FilterNAB 2019: LaCie Drops Their New 8TB Rugged RAID Shuttle DriveNAB 2019: Aputure’s New Gear — The 300d II, LEKO Attachment, and MoreNAB 2019: LiteMat Spectrum Shakes up the Light Panel GameNAB 2019: First Looks at the Sharp 8K Micro Four Thirds Camera
Hockey India secretary general the lack of adequate funds have hurt teams’ preparationsHockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Thursday said the country should not expect a medal from the national teams in the upcoming Asian Games in the wake of government’s “shoddy treatment” of the national sport.”People should not expect much out of both and men’s and women’s team in the current scenario. The government has completely turned its back on the sport, especially in the last three months,” Batra said claiming lack of adequate funds have hurt the teams’ preparations.”If at all the players are able to make an impact, the credit will only go to them. But I am not very hopeful. The women’s team were forced to train on worn out turfs and to top it all the camp of the junior teams have not been sanctioned.You can’t expect much in a scenario like this,” Batra fumed.Batra is claiming lack of funds at a time when Sports Authority of India, the government’s nodal agency, has released Rs 11.27 crores to HI, an amount more than the sport’s annual allocated budget of Rs 10.50 crore.Indian men bagged a bronze in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou while the women’s team returned empty handed.Talking about the third edition of the Hockey India League, Batra maintained that he has not been intimated about the pull out of Dabur-owned Mumbai franchise, adding the 2015 edition of league will see two more teams than the present six.”We have already signed a contract with two franchisees.advertisementThe announcement of where they want to field their teams from will be made in the next two weeks. We have requested the investors to have a South India a base as we already have teams in the other regions of the country.”Hockey Indian League aims to have 10 teams by 2018.
New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Till September 15, anyone can nominate any person for the prestigious Padma Awards for the year 2018, with the government laying stress on honouring the unsung heroes.The nominations or recommendations for the awards can be received online only on the portal www.padmaawards.gov.in designed by the Ministry of Home Affairs.The Padma awards seek to recognise works of distinction and exceptional achievements in different fields and disciplines such as art, literature and education, sports, medicine, social work, science and engineering, public affairs, civil service, trade and industry.”The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma Awards 2018 is September 15, 2017. Everyone can nominate any one. People are encouraged to nominate unsung heroes who deserve these prestigious awards,” said a home ministry statement today.Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said that the prestigious awards in the past were given on the recommendations of ministers or politicians but his government has now made it open to anyone for nomination.”Remember how Padma Awards were given earlier? We brought in a small change – people can recommend names for awards, unlike the past,” Modi had said at an event organised by the Niti Aayog.He emphasised that there were umpteen unsung heroes who have done exceptional works in different fields and deserved such a national honour.Recommendations can also be made by state governments, UTs, ministries, departments of the government of India, Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan awardees, central and state ministers, chief ministers and governors of state, and Members of Parliament, among others.advertisementThe nominations are placed before the Padma Awards Committee, constituted by the prime minister every year.The awards — Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri — are announced on the eve of the Republic Day every year. PTI ACB AKK AKK