Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Taguinod, 11, captures 3 gold medals in swimming View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa UE’s Alvin Pasaol (right) didn’t have the same explosion he had against La Salle the first time both schools played.—AUGUST DELA CRUZIn some corner of the UAAP, a storied school is dealing with all the noise from disgruntled students and alumni calling for the resignation of a head coach.Far from all that controversy, La Salle made its presence felt in a more positive way.ADVERTISEMENT Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP The defending champion Archers formalized their entry to the Final Four after brushing off University of the East, 99-78, in Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.La Salle streaked to its fourth straight win to improve to 9-2 while the Red Warriors slipped to 3-8—still mathematically in contention for a semifinals spot.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 shutoutUniversity of Santo Tomas was never in the hunt for a Final Four spot at any point in the tournament—even preseason polls had the Tigers finishing last.But the school that has long been a league heavyweight—the Tigers have collected 18 UAAP crowns, including a rare “four-peat”—seems dead set on getting there drenched in historic ignominy. “We shouldn’t think ahead, and we should focus on just one game at a time,” said Rivero in Filipino after filling in for coach Aldin Ayo in the postgame press conference.Ayo, who this season has dealt with rumors about his shaky hold of his post at La Salle, snubbed the media for the sixth time.“Actually our team is a strong unit as long as we follow our system, and we should move as one,” added Rivero.Reigning MVP Ben Mbala led all scorers with 25 points to go along 14 rebounds to lead La Salle while SantiSantillan added 14 point and 11 rebounds.Alvin Pasaol, who put up a career-high 49 points in the first round against La Salle, managed 23 points and nine boards this time to lead UE. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson U dealt UST an 11th straight loss, 75-70, later in the day, pumping the volume up on calls from students and alumni for the resignation of head coach Boy Sablan.The Falcons tightened their grip on the third seed with their seventh win in 11 matches while the Tigers somehow continue justifying an angry mob’s call for a coaching change.La Salle has little to worry about any coaching change—at least for now—especially after mounting a 22-6 run that gave the Green Archers a 40-24 lead in the first half.The lead then ballooned to 27 points with 2:25 left in the third on a Justine Baltazar triple that put La Salle up, 74-47.And with the Archers’ remaining games looking more like mere formalities, Ricci Rivero said they should remain focused on the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Three nights later, the Filipinos will host the Taiwanese traveling to Manila for the game at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao with Chinese Taipei likely to be reinforced by Quincy Davis III.Davis III had earlier been ruled out because of an injury, but a Fiba.com report on Tuesday said that the 6-foot-10 naturalized center had recovered well enough and was again part of the Taiwanese’s 24-man pool.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 shutoutTeam Philippines will be spearheaded by Andray Blatche and reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo and will go into both games slight favorites before clashing with Australia in February. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas’ first two games in the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifiers will be a tall order, with the Filipinos facing Japan first in front of what could be hostile territory before playing a full-force Chinese Taipei.The 4,000-seat Kamazawa gymnasium in Tokyo has been sold out, guaranteeing that the Filipinos won’t have the hometown support they usually get when Gilas and Team Nippon slug it out on Nov. 24.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSC Children’s Games draw praise from Unesco official
Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kuzma hit five 3-pointers and dominated down the stretch, yet Los Angeles nearly gave it away by missing 10 of its 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including four in the final 20 seconds. The Lakers are the NBA’s worst team at the free-throw line and also at the 3-point line, where Kuzma’s teammates were a combined 2 for 19 — which made this win all the more improbable to coach Luke Walton.“I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future,” Walton said. “But hopefully we can remedy that sooner rather than later.”Kyrie Irving scored 33 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who opened a four-game road trip by extending their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Smart added 22 points and led the Celtics back.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws for Los Angeles with 5.7 seconds left, but Smart’s final miss over Caldwell-Pope’s defense allowed Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak against Boston.“It was a great game for us to learn from,” Irving said. “Minor details, you know? Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out. Taking opportunities to force them into tough shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “That’s why we’ve got practice tomorrow,” Kuzma said with a grin.The Lakers still have much to learn, but they took another major step with a victory in this hallowed NBA rivalry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKuzma scored 28 points and the surging Lakers sent the Celtics to their fourth consecutive loss, 108-107 Tuesday night.Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points in the sixth consecutive home win by the Lakers, who have won three straight and seven of nine overall during their best stretch of the season. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes.And if Boston’s Marcus Smart hadn’t missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, it still wouldn’t have been enough for a win because the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t hit their free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Irving led the Celtics back within two points late, but Kuzma and Julius Randle came up with big baskets on offensive rebounds. Smart then hit two free throws for Boston with 19.2 seconds left after Josh Hart missed two for LA, trimming the lead to 106-105.Clarkson hit two free throws, and Terry Rozier hit a twisting layup with seven seconds left before Caldwell-Pope’s misses.TIP-INSCeltics: Al Horford returned with 13 points and 12 rebounds after missing the last game in the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the head. … Boston beat the Lakers 107-96 on Nov. 8.Lakers: Caldwell-Pope (right heel) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) played after being questionable before game time. Ingram had seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. … Kuzma has 15 20-point games this season, the most by a Lakers rookie since Eddie George in 1995. … Fans near courtside included Ryan Leaf, Dodgers stars Kenley Jansen and Yasiel Puig, and comedian Nick Kroll.HAYWARD HEREGordon Hayward was with the Celtics after traveling to Los Angeles last week. He will stay in town for the next 7-10 days to continue his rehabilitation from his horrifying left ankle injury just five minutes into the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens said the move is designed “just to mix it up” during Hayward’s extensive rehab, which is still proceeding on schedule. Stevens said Hayward could begin traveling with the team full-time by early March as he continues to work toward a return. Until then, he’ll watch practice from the sidelines while staying as stationary as possible. “He’s a really good spot-up shooter,” Stevens said with a grin.KUZMAGICKuzma, the Lakers’ impressive rookie forward from Utah, had his best offensive game since Christmas. He put the Lakers ahead during a 3 ½-minute stretch of the fourth quarter with 13 points and a behind-the-back assist to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk that brought Staples Center to its feet. He added four rebounds and three assists without and turnover and did it all in less than 27 minutes of play. “His fourth quarter was incredible,” Walton said.BALL OUTLonzo Ball missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore left knee for the Lakers, but they’ve developed a solid offensive approach in the absence of the rookie point guard. Replacements Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso contributed little offensively, but Clarkson had another outstanding playmaking game, and Randle contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Stay in LA to face the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to open a five-game road trip. LA plays 11 of its next 14 on the road. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ NCAA volleyball: San Beda zooms to 6-0 after comeback win
2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Ian Sangalang, meanwhile, finished with just eight points but had two key plays on opposite ends of the floor when it mattered the most. Sangalang harassed Belo into that backing error and then broke the last tie at 72 with a running jumper off a pass from Marc Pingris.Meanwhile, the Gin Kings battle NLEX at Cuneta Astrodome on Saturday, seeking a follow-up to that upset of the Beermen and climb to the upper half of the elimination round bracket.Barangay Ginebra had been tagged one of the favorites in the preseason but wobbled a bit and tripped into a three-game slump before beating the Beermen.NLEX, another preseason favorite, has also been caught in a slump after winning its first two games of the season. Chris Tiu scored 18 points and Ed Daquioag added 16 to lead Rain or Shine past Meralco, 90-84, in the nightcap.The Elasto Painters improved to 4-3 and dealt the Bolts their fifth defeat in seven games.After just a day’s rest, the Hotshots will return to clash with the three-time defending champion San Miguel Beermen.“That will be tough,” Victolero said of the game. “We will have no excuses and we will try to find ways to beat San Miguel. We need to regroup. [Barangay] Ginebra was able to do it (beat the Beermen in the second of back-to-back games) and that’s our motivation.”Mac Belo paced the Elite with 25 points, tying his career-high, but had a crucial backing violation that doomed Blackwater. He also opted to pass off on a 2-on-1 break that led to a key miss by John Pinto.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers The Hotshots closed out with six unanswered points inside the final minute to win for the fifth straight game and rise to 6-1 while dealing the Elite a fourth consecutive defeat in a 2-5 record.Paul Lee missed the game because of a sprained ankle and there was no real go-to-guy for Magnolia in this game as the Hotshots actually couldn’t sustain a hot start that had them taking a 23-13 lead after the first frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBlackwater steadily clawed back and had a solid chance to turn things around only to fall because of some bad decisions in the endgame.“It was a very tough game, we had some lapses in the end,” coach Chito Victolero said. “Because of our experience and chemistry, we barely scraped through.” MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Magnolia survived the loss of an 18-point lead in the third period by playing steadier at the crunch, nipping Blackwater, 78-72, to wrest the lead heading into the final four weeks of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda, Perpetual score key wins
As part of a massive shake-up just before the trade deadline, the Cavaliers are reportedly getting a heavily-protected second-round pick in exchange for Wade, who had signed a one-year deal with Cleveland after a buyout from Chicago.Just minutes before, Cleveland sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn a separate trade, the Cavaliers also and shipped away Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert and received George Hill from the Sacramento Kings and Rodney Hood from the Utah Jazz.Wade, one of LeBron James’ closest friends, reunites with coach Erik Spoelstra and president Pat Riley in Miami, where he won three championships. Dwyane Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers talks with LeBron James while playing the Chicago Bulls during a pre season game at Quicken Loans Arena on October 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPDwyane Wade is coming home.Wade is given the chance to end his career where it started after the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him back to the Miami Heat, ESPN has reported.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cavaliers send Thomas, Frye to Lakers for Clarkson, Nance Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum
A day after the curtain came down on the Commonwealth Games, the messy build-up to the mega event pitchforked Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi back to the centrestage. As the government struggled to put together a comprehensive regime to probe the mess, Kalmadi received a severe snub from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday.Suresh KalmadiThe OC chief was not invited for a function to felicitate Indian medallists – the real heroes of the Games that concluded on Thursday – at the Prime Minister’s residence. In another development, the Prime Minister appointed a high-level committee to probe the charges of corruption and other irregularities that marred the extravaganza.The panel is headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V.K. Shunglu and has been asked to submit its report to the Prime Minister within three months, a PMO spokesman said. The CAG also turned up the heat, resuming its assessment of CWG related projects. Officials inspected the CPWD office at the S.P. Mukherjee Stadium on Friday.In August, the public auditor began an assessment of the expenditure but had to halt work towards the end of September as they could not access the CPWD premises at the stadiums. “When the mess surfaced, Kalmadi had repeatedly said he was ready for any probe into the management of the Games. The time for that has come,” government sources said.They added that cabinet secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar, who was granted a tenure extension in view of the CWG, could be the pivot of the investigations. A CAG report had questioned the appointment of two consultants for the CWG broadcast rights as well as the sponsorship agreements entered into by the OC.advertisementThe public auditor is likely to submit its final report to the government by January-end so that it could be taken up during Parliament’s budget session in February. It may be recalled that a preliminary probe by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had also suspected financial irregularities in various projects relating to the stadiums.Kalmadi being ignored for Friday’s felicitation function indicated the PM’s strong reservations about the conduct of the Games. Significantly, other OC members were not invited either. The event turned out to be a prolonged photo-op for the medal winners during which the PM and his wife Gursharan Kaur interacted with them. Basking in the glory of their recent success, the champions posed for photographs in groups in accordance with their disciplines.Besides the event winners, sports minister M.S. Gill and some senior officials were present at the function. The snub comes a day after Kalmadi – echoing what he’d said at the opening ceremony – heaped praise on those who mattered in the government, including the PM and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in his speech at the CWG closing ceremony.The crowd had consistently booed the Pune MP at both ceremonies. Agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), CVC and CAG are slated to play the main role in the investigative exercise, with the proposed committee expected to collate their findings to fix responsibility and accountability.The main areas under the scanner include the alleged corruption in handling the Games funds, delays in the completion of venues and related infrastructure, irregularities in the award of various tenders and the management of the CWG Village. The role of the other key players – the Delhi government, Union urban development ministry, Union sports ministry, CPWD, Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) – is also likely to come under the scanner.”The Prime Minister is aware of the immense public pressure to come clean on the management of the Games. The government also expects the Opposition parties to raise the pitch for a probe just before the winter session of Parliament, which begins on November 9,” sources said. The government could consider assigning a part of the investigations to parliamentary panels such as the Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee since charges of financial irregularities directly impact the public exchequer.For its part, the BJP – the main opposition party – lost no time in mounting pressure on the government to probe the management of the extravaganza. “The people’s verdict is out. They cheered each athlete and artist, but they jeered and booed Kalmadi and company. We will pursue the issues of corruption, mismanagement and delays in preparation,” BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said.The Congress dispelled doubts about any change of heart after the successful conduct of the Games and made it clear that those found guilty wouldn’t go unpunished. Maintaining a distance from Kalmadi and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, party spokesman Manish Tewary said constitutional and statutory bodies “charged with the responsibility of carrying audit of such expenses should discharge their duty to the satisfaction of the countrymen if there has been any lapse”.advertisement(With inputs from agencies)
India discard Irfan Pathan on Friday said his elder brother Yusuf, who recently bagged a whopping deal of USD 2.1 million with IPL Franchisee Kolkata Knight riders for season-IV, will soon tie the nuptial knot.Asked about his own marraige plans, Irfan said his priority is winning back his place in the national side.”I want to make a comeback in the Indian team. You know, marriage is going to come with time. First my brother has to get married and it is going to be soon,” Irfan said.”Hopefully the new bride is coming. We are just about to select a girl for him. But for me, it is going to take some time. For me, I just want to make a comeback for the team then everything’s going to follow,” he told a TV channel.Yusuf, whose stellar performance in the first edition of IPL had helped Rajasthan Royals lift the title, was bought by the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned KKR for Rs 9.66 crore.On the other hand, Irfan, who earned Rs 3.7 crore at Kings XI Punjab, will now play for Delhi Daredevils with a Rs 8.74 crore contract.
Come February, students of Delhi University North Campus will be greeted by an unusual sight – liveried guards patrolling on sports bikes.After the Delhi Police recently set up several help desks on the campus, the university is now doing its bit to ensure safety of its students. As a first step in that direction, the university proctor – at the behest of vice chancellor Dinesh Singh – has set up its own patrol team; an idea borrowed from universities abroad.” The team is made up of two male and two female guards. They will take rounds of the campus in two shifts between 8 am and 5 pm. This is a pilot project and, if successful, we will extend the hours of patrolling,” said H. P. Singh, DU proctor.On November 22, 2010, Mail Today had reported that the university’s newly-appointed V-C was keen on improving the security of the North Campus, which had deteriorated to quite an extent.North Campus has earned itself the reputation of being unsafe because of its porous nature. Over the years, the campus has witnessed an increasing number of thefts and incidents of eve teasing.This was corroborated by a safety survey sponsored by the university’s research cell and carried out by a professor of Delhi School of Social Work last year.The audit revealed that 42 per cent of the students felt that the North Campus was still unsafe for them.Though there are plans to make the North Campus a closed campus like JNU, DU authorities hope the safety squad will make a difference and instill some confidence in students.advertisement” The South Campus, on the other hand, is a closed one and hence does not face as much problems as the North,” said Singh explaining why the initiative for now is just meant to cover the North Campus.The guards will be equipped with a medical kit to provide first aid to students who have met with minor accidents.They also have walkie- talkie devices in case they need to call for back- up in case of a bigger emergency.But wouldn’t patrolling on a motorbike be more efficient then on a bicycle? ” The guards are expected to act swiftly and moving on a bicycle is definitely more convenient. A bicycle can be parked anywhere. Moreover, the guards will be given proper mountaineering sports bikes equipped with different speed gears,” added Singh.
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