Adamson vows to get back at La Salle after painful loss

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University’s trajectory in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament just transformed from an ascending line to a falling parabola.The Soaring Falcons started out the season on a five-game winning streak but have since staggered to two straight losses, the last of which was a 79-78 heartbreak at the hands of De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Manganti, who had 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists, said it all boiled down to his team’s failure to execute on both ends.“We couldn’t execute in the end and we couldn’t defend,” said Manganti.The loss, which effectively erased Adamson’s early invincibility, almost seemed to be a personal matter for the Soaring Falcons that they vowed to defeat La Salle in the second round of the tournament.“I just want to beat them the next time we play them,” said Jerrick Ahanmisi, who had 27 points and seven rebounds. “We just got to prepare for it and do everything we can in the next round.”“I want to beat them so bad, this one hurts but we got to take it like any other game, take it one game at a time, we’re not going to change our mentality,” said Manganti.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum YOG: PH archer Tagle, Estonian teammate near medal round Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson is now stuck in a three-way with Ateneo and Far Eastern University with 5-2 records but forward Sean Manganti said it was their overtime loss against the Green Archers that really struck a chord.“I think there were a lot of things in the game that we’ve done that were wrong,” said Manganti Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “We shot ourselves in the foot, we lost that game. La Salle didn’t beat us, we beat ourselves.”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 ChrissThe Falcons looked to have the game in order after taking a 56-49 lead with less than three minutes left in the fourth quarter but they allowed the Green Archers to come back and send the game into overtime after Aljun Melecio’s floater with 13.6 seconds left.Once overtime rolled in, it was La Salle that immediately took control, taking a 75-67 lead after another one of Melecio’s baskets with 1:06 remaining. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Mechanic’s killer arraigned

first_imgMadewini murder…Rayon Jones, 20, of Lot 121 Fourth Street, Avenue, Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Tuesday remanded to prison for the brutal stabbing to death of mechanic Puranand Baljit, also known as “Andrew” at Madewini, Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD).The charge, which was read by Magistrate Judy Latchman, stated that on June 9, 2016, at Madewini, EBD, he murdered Baljit during the course of a burglary. Jones was not required to plea to the indictable charge.He was represented by Attorney Latchmie Rahamat, who told the court that Jones has a reputed wife with a minor child and also has no prior or pending convictions.Rahamat made an application for the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) to be a paper committal, based on what was related by her client. She explained that this may be the best option to expedite the trial in the High Court.Jones was remanded to prison and the matter was transferred to the Kwakwani Magistrate’s Court for July 5.On June 9, 25-year-old Baljit was reportedly stabbed seven times to his body while lying in his bed at about 22:00h.He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre.At the time of the stabbing incident, the young man’s father and stepmother were at home and heard a moaning sound coming from his room and it was then they realised something terrible had happened.Jones was arrested on Sunday in Georgetown and during interrogation, he confessed to the crime.He reportedly told detectives that he had been monitoring the movements of Baljit for quite some time. On the night of the murder, he went to the house and as the occupants retired to bed he made his move.He admitted walking towards the young man’s bedroom window and as he looked into the bedroom, he saw several phones on a table. The young man, he said, was asleep.The suspect recounted that he collected a concrete block which he used to climb through the window. However, while in the bedroom, Baljit woke up and a scuffle ensued between them.During the scuffle, the suspect claimed that he was chopped to the hand by the now dead man and in retaliation; he collected another knife and dealt one blow to the young man’s neck.As Baljit collapsed on the bed, he continued to stab him. He then took a phone and a laptop computer and escaped through the window.last_img read more

Mother jailed for smuggling ganja in court’s lock-ups

first_imgGeorgetown Magistrate Rhondel Weaver on Friday sentenced a mother of three to one year’s imprisonment for smuggling a quantity of marijuana into the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court’s lockups for a friend, who is detained there.Sarah Chance was on trial before Magistrate Weaver and was found guilty of the offence which detailed that she smuggled 23 grams of cannabis inside the sole of a pair of boots on January 21, 2019.The 33-year-old woman of Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had previously denied the charge. The case was prosecuted by Simone Payne while Chance did not have an attorney.According to reports, the mother of three and the inmate were known to each other since they had been communicating for months. On the day in question, officers at the court informed Chance that the boots she had taken for the man had to be checked. According to the prosecution’s case, after this was told to Chance she began acting in a suspicious manner, causing the ranks to take a closer look at the footwear. During the search, the drug was found in the sole of the footwear.Chance, during her first court appearance, told the court that she was only doing a favour for a friend, which was to drop off the boots for a prisoner in the lookups, while stating that she picked it up (boots) from a person in Albouystown, Georgetown.last_img read more


first_imgMr Ferry outside court todayA BIN company boss was today given seven days to comply with a court order forcing him to provide details of his income.Judge Paul Kelly told Jim Ferry, of Rossbracken, Letterkenny, had been ordered to appear at Letterkenny District Civil Court today after failing to appear last month. He is being pursued by Donegal County Council for non-payment of €320,000 in fees. The debt is outstanding since 2010 and is personally owed by Mr Ferry.Lisa Finnegan told Judge Kelly that Ferry – of Ferry’s Refuse Limited – had failed to comply with a court order to supply a statement of means.He had instead handed in a self-assessment tax return which was not what the court had ordered.Ferry’s solicitor Kevin McElhinney accepted that his client had failed to comply with the order. However he said this was because ‘without prejudice’ negotiations between the bin company boss and the council had been ongoing but these negotiations had failed to reach a conclusion on Tuesday.“These proposals were rejected  yesterday afternoon,” said Mr McElhinney.“I have explained to my client that he should have had the statement of means in court regardless of discussions going on or not; however I would ask for one final opportunity to produce a statement of means in advance of March.”Ms Finnegan said she couldn’t progress the case without a statement of means.“The court order on January 19 was that this statement should be provided 7 days in advance of today,” she said.She agreed to “one final adjournment” on condition that Mr Ferry provide details of all his income to the court and to her within seven days.Judge Kelly said he was “amazed that a man of Mr Ferry’s experience hasn’t filed a statement of means”.The judge went on: “This isn’t a matter which has dropped on him in the last week; this application was lodged in 2010.”Mr McElhinney said his client had been making payments but these were going to landfill charges.However Judge Kelly said: “He is liable to pay both (the outstanding fees and the landfill charges). He was choosing to pay one and not the other; the net affect is the council is funding your client’s interest on the money he owes them and that’s just not good enough.”He said payments which were being made by Ferry to Donegal County Council were clearly marked on records as ‘landfill’ and were therefore not related to outstanding debts.Ferry was ordered to re-appear at Letterkenny District Court on March 4.BIN COMPANY BOSS GIVEN 7 DAYS TO COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER ON €320,000 DEBT was last modified: February 4th, 2015 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:ferry’s refusejim ferrylast_img read more

England rookie Callum Wilson is a £35m January target for Chelsea

first_imgThe Italian boss has helped to turn around Alvaro Morata’s form in front of goal but still wants more options, and is also looking for the long-term with No.2 striker Olivier Giroud turning 32 earlier this year.Chelsea have been linked with an interest in Mauro Icardi, but appear to be priced out of a move for the £90m-rated Inter Milan star, while Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek is also on their radar.But Wilson represents a striker who can fit into their team straight away and for an affordable price, and the Blues are apparently ready to make their move. 2 Chelsea are planning a £35million move for Bournemouth striker and recent England call-up Callum Wilson, according to reports.The Cherries star has impressed with seven goals and five assists this season, and has been rewarded by Gareth Southgate with his first place in the senior Three Lions squad. Wilson has played a part in 12 Bournemouth goals this season (7 goals, 5 assists) Callum Wilson has been in fine form for high-flying Bournemouth this season And it appears he has turned the heads of the Premier League big boys, too, with Chelsea said to be keen on the 26-year-old.It’s not the first time the frontman has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues currently 2/1 favourites to sign him.And, according to The Sun, Chelsea are readying a £35m bid to take Wilson away from the Vitality Stadium.Maurizio Sarri is looking to boost his attacking options in the January transfer window and has been impressed by Wilson’s ability. 2last_img read more


first_imgJoe McHugh TDFine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has today called for support and serious engagement from all relevant groups regarding the upcoming introduction of the Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Road User Levy, which is due to come into effect from April 2014.“The HGV Road User Levy, which is a UK based charge to be paid by all HGVs weighing 12 tonnes or more along UK roads, will be introduced in April 2014. This will affect not just Donegal hauliers who currently travel on roads in Northern Ireland in order to reach their destination throughout Ireland, but will also impact other industries such as farming and construction, which may now consider taking longer routes in order to avoid paying this levy.“The cost implications for hauliers from the Republic of Ireland are significant. For those hauliers who apply before the April 2014 deadline it will cost (STG) £1,000 per year. Those who miss the deadline or can’t afford the yearly rate face a £10 charge for every day they use roads in Northern Ireland. “There is also a concern about how this will affect consumers in Co. Donegal. The majority of food and goods brought into the County travel through Northern Ireland and the introduction of this levy could have a knock-on effect on consumers purchasing these goods as the suppliers look to cover the additional costs.“In my capacity as Co-Chair of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly, I will be meeting with the Northern Ireland select committee and will be using this opportunity to raise this issue at the meeting. I will be engaging with Laurence Robertson MP (Chair of the Committee) and Neil Holland, Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy around the levy and I will also be writing formally to Mark H Durkan, Northern Ireland Minister for the Environment as well as the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, on this issue.“This is a UK Government decision which affects Northern Ireland and in turn, will impact Donegal county more than any other in the Republic, due to our location and proximity with Northern Ireland. The Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar TD, engaged with his counterparts in the UK during the drafting of this legislation for derogation of the A5 Road, which unfortunately wasn’t included.“This is a very serious matter which affects any business using large lorries who are required to use Northern Ireland’s roads and it is important that we get as many people around the table as possible to pursue all options available to us. This is why I have been engaging with as many stakeholders as possible in relation to this issue, including the Northern Ireland Department of Environment, the Irish Department of Transport, the Irish Hauliers Association and independent business owners who have grave concerns around the impact of this levy to their business. “The Irish Road Hauliers Association have highlighted their concerns regarding the levy and the increased pressure this will put their members under. Due to the nature of this levy, hauliers travelling from Donegal to other areas in Ireland will have to incur higher costs than their counterparts, which will challenge their competitive nature and leave them at a disadvantage when competing with other businesses.“The Northern Ireland Department of the Environment has issued a consultation paper; this is specifically for submissions regarding the introduction of a new fixed penalty and associated penalty deposits for non-payment of the HGV Road User Levy. The closing date for responses is Monday 3rd February 2014.” ‘I’LL FIGHT TO STOP HGV LEVY’ – McHUGH was last modified: January 28th, 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:’I’LL FIGHT TO STOP HGV LEVY’ – McHUGHlast_img read more

Naspers buys into Brazilian media

first_img8 May 2006South African media giant Naspers has acquired 30% of Abril, the largest magazine publisher in Brazil and one of the largest media companies in Latin America, for the sum of US$422-million (R2.5-billion).The purchase gives Naspers a stake in the growing Brazilian media market as well as in strong emerging markets worldwide, Naspers said on Monday.“The acquisition is in line with Naspers’s strategy to expand into new markets,” the company said.“In particular, the group is focused on the BRICSA countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South and sub-Saharan Africa), which present attractive growth opportunities.To date, Naspers has had some success in establishing a presence in China. This transaction will establish a solid presence in Brazil.“Brazil is an attractive market, where strong economic growth is expected to drive domestic media growth. The acquisition also provides Naspers with the opportunity to apply its expertise in emerging markets.”Big in BrazilAbril has a 54% share of magazine circulation and 58% of magazine advertising revenues in Brazil, and publishes five of the top 10 magazine titles in that country. Its flagship newsweekly, Veja, is the fourth-highest-selling weekly in the world. It has a circulation of some 1.1-million and an average readership of 8-million – the largest of any magazine not owned by a US-based group in the world.Abril also owns a pay-television network and is Brazil’s leading educational book publisher.Abril will use the proceeds of the sale to reduce debt and fund business expansion, Naspers said.After the transaction, the Civita family will hold 70% of Abril and Naspers 30%. Naspers will fund the deal from existing cash resources. Abril’s current management team, headed by chairperson and CEO Robert Civita, will continue to lead the company.Naspers is a multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media – including internet publishing and pay television – and print media, including publishing, printing and the distribution of magazines, newspapers and books.The company’s most significant operations are in South Africa, where it generates about 72.7% of its revenue, with other significant operations elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, Greece, Cyprus, the Netherlands, the US, Thailand and China.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Farmers flocking to meet the demand for lamb

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The high slopes of southeast Ohio and other parts of the state are suited more for grazing animals than for row crops.“You can put cattle and sheep across those areas and make it productive land,” said Roger High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).Many have. Across the state, the number of sheep flocks has grown in the past decade in response to an increasing demand for lamb meat. Much of the growth has been among Amish farmers in several counties, some of them former dairy producers who took up raising sheep for a chance at higher profits, High said.Some cattle producers have recently started grazing sheep on the same pasture as their cattle. And in cities and suburbs in northeast Ohio, some are using lambs to trim their grass instead of pulling out the lawn mower, said Christine Gelley, Ohio State University Extension educator in Noble County.Interest in sheep production dwindled in the 1980s and 1990s when lamb prices were low and parasites plagued flocks. But the renewed interest among people wanting to eat lamb has triggered more demand for the meat in the United States, but much of that demand is filled by imported lamb from Australia, Gelley said.“We are not meeting the domestic demand,” Gelley said of the U.S. sheep industry. “So there’s a lot of room to grow.”Anyone interested in raising sheep or who is already doing so is invited to flock to the upcoming Ohio Sheep Day in Caldwell on July 14. Participants can learn about how to raise healthy sheep, including avoiding parasites, creating an efficient sheep handling system and improving fencing to bar coyotes.“They love lambs — unfortunately,” High said of coyotes.Parasites too have been problematic for flock owners. They dwell in the grass, and when eaten by sheep or lambs, suck the animal’s blood, and can weaken and eventually kill the animal. Having sheep move around to different sections of pasture helps avoid contact with the parasites, High said.“The most interesting part of Sheep Day is people coming together and sharing about their flocks and the issues they face and kind of helping each other out,” High said. “Hopefully, they’re going to walk away with something that will make their sheep operation more profitable and productive.”Ohio Sheep Day will be at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Road in Caldwell. The cost is $15 for OSIA members and $25 for nonmembers. The cost includes lunch. OSIA memberships can be purchased during registration.Since State Route 821, also known as Marietta Road, will be closed due to construction,  motorists should take I-77 to Exit 25 for Caldwell and State Route 78. From the exit ramp, turn onto State Route 78 headed east. At the second traffic light, turn left onto State Route 821 North. Follow 821 North through Caldwell, toward Belle Valley. Just before the road closure, turn right onto State Route 215 East. The farm is located about 1 mile ahead on the right. The driveway is Bond Ridge Road.For more information, contact High at 614-246-8299, rhigh@ofbf.org, or your OSU Extension county educator.last_img read more

3D Text in After Effects Without Third Party Plugins

first_imgYou don’t need fancy 3D plugins to QUICKLY create 3D text in After Effects. Here’s 3 ways to get it done.If you haven’t ponied up for an external 3D plugin for After Effects (Element3D, 3D Invigorator) or are looking for a faster solution than the Ray Traced 3D feature, then this tutorial is for you. Using these 3 simple techniques you can give your text a simulated 3D effect in AE.Have another 3D text solution? Share it in the comments below!Pseudo Flat 3DUse simple expressions in After Effects to duplicate a text layer and create a simulated 3D effect. This is a quick way to give your text the appearance of 3D, but you cannot actually move the text in 3D space (doesn’t change perspective).3D ExtrudeThis popular technique is similar to the pseudo flat 3D approach, except this text can actually be moved in 3D space. Essentially the text layer is multiplied and incrementally moved one pixel back in Z space to give a 3D effect. Apply an After Effects 3D camera and orbit around the text.Shatter 3DThis approach uses the built in shatter effect in AE (Effect > Simulation > Shatter). We’ll finish out the tutorial by adding a 3D camera and lighting in After Effects to give the text a dynamic look.last_img read more

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo out for a month after right hand surgery

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid The Lakers said the surgery was a success but Rondo still has four to five weeks of rehabilitation to go.“Rajon Rondo, who suffered a Grade 3 sprain to his right ring finger during Tuesday’s game at Golden State, underwent successful surgery today to repair a ligament,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe Lakers are already without LeBron James, who injured his groin against the Warriors. James is not expected to need surgery, but the groin strain could cause him to miss several games, including Friday against the Los Angeles Clippers.The Lakers lost their first game without James on Thursday, a heartbreaking 117-116 defeat to the Sacramento Kings. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Rafael Nadal ‘satisfied’ despite post-surgery comeback defeat Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes an inbound during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles Lakers veteran guard Rajon Rondo will be out of the lineup for a month after undergoing surgery on his right hand, the NBA team announced Friday.Rondo injured a ligament in his right ring finger during the Lakers’ 127-101 win over the Golden State Warriors on Christmas. Rondo had 15 points, 10 assists and five rebounds in the game.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ This is the second surgery Rondo has had on his shooting hand this season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more