WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding “There’s still a positive take because when you think about it, we committed 41 turnovers and we still didn’t get blown out,” said Sablan in Filipino Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum following the Tigers’ 88-81 defeat.“We could’ve even won if we managed to limit our errors. We were up in assists, rebounds, it’s just that we committed so many turnovers.”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 shutoutUST did outrebound Adamson, 47-32, and had three more assists, 19-16, but off the Tigers’ miscues, 16 of which came off steals.Sablan, though, rued his team’s lack of chemistry with half of his team’s 16-man roster are new players. View comments LATEST STORIES “Honestly, the team’s chemistry isn’t that solid,” said Sablan. “We still haven’t translated the things we’ve done in practice into our games.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Articles02:13UAAP Season 80 preview: UST Growling Tigers01:37Protesters 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 Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City UST head coach Boy Sablan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas head coach Boy Sablan remained positive despite the Growling Tigers sloppy performance in a loss to the Adamson Falcons Saturday.UST turned the ball over 41 times, the most since Far Eastern University committed 44 turnovers back in 2003, but Sablan still saw a silver lining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NU tops FEU to remain undefeated in PVL
of NDA govtNew Delhi, Sep 13 (PTI) Aiming to change perception about NDA government among minorities, the Centre has decided to hold Progress Panchayat, an information campaign, in minority-dominated areas about Centres welfare initiatives meant for them.Union Minorities Affair Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will launch the programme on September 29, holding first Panchayat in Haryanas Mewat, which is witnessing tense situation after double murder and gang-rape of members of a Muslim family, allegedly over beef consumption recently.Naqvi will also take part in similar programme in Tijara in Rajasthans Alwar district on October 3 and is expected to attend a total of 100 Panchayats in the minority-concentrated areas across the country in time to come.”It is going to be an information campaign. It is to inform people about various welfare schemes and initiatives of the government. We will launch the programme in Mewat,” he said.Besides holding Panchayat, the Minister will inaugurate 100-bed hostel building for girls in Hathni in Palwal and staff quarters at schools in Nuh and Nagina. He will also lay founding stone of model school in Chilwali.The Ministry plans to construct 1,000 multi-purpose community centres, to be called as Sadbhav Mandap, in the minority-concentrated areas of the country within a year in association with state governments.Such centres can be used for marriages, during festivals, for organising craft mela and sports activity by locals.It also plans to construct schools and other facilities on vacant lands of Railways, the Minister said.According to Ministry officials, the government has released Rs 6,500 crore to states under 12th Finance Commission for implementing Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), which the government plans to rename as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Yojana incorporating new works under it.advertisementIn 2015-16, it has released Rs 132 crore until now and has a target of releasing Rs 1,125 crore this year.The Ministry has also set a target of training and placing 50,000 youths from Jammu and Kashmir within a year under its Seekho Aur Kamao (Learn and Earn) scheme within a year.The work, however, has slowed down in the wake of on-going unrest in Kashmir, a Ministry official said.A 20-year-old woman and her 14-year-old cousin were sexually assaulted by several men, while their uncle and aunt were beaten to death in their home in Mewat on August 24.One of the gangrape survivors has alleged that the attackers asked “if she eat beef” before targeting her. PTI ENM RG
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Ramsdale hugely impressiveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe hailed the performance of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for last night’s win at Southampton.The England under-21 international produced a stellar performance to help Cherries deliver their first ever win in an away fixture against Southampton. Howe told the Daily Echo: “He did really well. He was hugely impressive.“His distribution was good, he was brave, which we want him to be and he made a couple of really good saves in that second half.“He is growing all the time. He has adapted very well to Premier League life.”
Lawyer admits Ronaldo joined Juventus due to favourable financial environmentby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer admits Spain’s tax laws contributed to his decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus.Ronaldo left Real over a year ago for the Turin giants.And legal rep José Antonio Choclan told AS: “In the thinking of a player when making his decision, he does not think only of the sporting aspect, the element of taxation also counts. “The Italian tax system is very attractive. I guess that’s not the only reason a player decides to go. In Spain, it is difficult to assume such a flexible system, but they are trying to change it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer accuses Liverpool striker Mane of divingby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeordie legend Alan Shearer has accused Liverpool striker Sadio Mane of diving to win an injury-time penalty in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday.Mane went to ground inside the area under pressure from Marc Albrighton, with referee Chris Kavanagh pointing to the spot. VAR upheld Kavanagh’s original decision and James Milner converted from the spot to extend Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to eight points.After the game an angry brawl unfolded between both sets of players, as Leicester vented their frustration at their late defeat and Shearer felt they were right to feel aggrieved.”I don’t think it’s a penalty, I think it’s a dive,” said Shearer on Match of the Day. “It’s a contact sport. Mane takes a touch against Albrighton and then decides to go down.”
Courtesy of MCTThe LGBT rights movement seems to slowly but surely be making progress in the United States. Same-sex marriage is only legalized in nine states and the District of Columbia, but three of those states voted to legalize marriage in the 2012 elections. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is currently debating the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which both define marriage as only between a man and a woman.While many politicians, entertainment and TV personalities have revealed their homosexuality in recent years and have received widespread support from their peers, the world of sports, and in particular men’s sports, has not progressed as quickly.The civil rights movement toward LGBT acceptance within sports took a big step forward on Monday, when NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player to come out as gay in one of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL).“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Collins wrote to open a cover story for Sports Illustrated that was published online Monday.In one sentence, Collins broke a longstanding barrier within men’s professional team sports. While there have been athletes in all four major sports leagues to reveal their homosexuality after retiring from professional sports, none has come out with the intent of continuing their career in professional sports.“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played for six different teams, has scored more than 2,500 points and grabbed more than 2,500 rebounds in his career, and is known for being a physical player — Collins led the NBA with 322 personal fouls for the 2004-05 season.Being gay didn’t stop him from doing any of that.There is one caveat in Collins’ status as an active professional athlete: he may never play another NBA game. As a member of two different teams (Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards) this season, he scored just 41 points in 38 games, and he will be a free agent this summer.It shouldn’t matter.The fact that Collins is revealing his homosexuality, having played in the NBA and still intending to play in the NBA, is a step forward in itself. Even more importantly, Collins has received support publicly from numerous current and former NBA star players, including Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson.“Jason’s sexuality doesn’t change the fact that he is a great friend and was a great teammate,” Kidd, who is currently a New York Knicks point guard and previously played for the New Jersey Nets with Collins, tweeted Monday.Collins’ supporters have ranged far and wide, also including Michelle Obama, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and former Columbus Crew soccer player Robbie Rogers, who came out as gay in February but also retired simultaneously.Kluwe is the co-author of an amicus brief titled “Athletes’ Brief,” along with NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (who also tweeted his support for Collins on Monday), that was sent to the Supreme Court in March in petition opposing Proposition 8, and was signed by a number of professional athletes and sports-related figures who support marriage equality.The NFL has not had any active player come out as gay yet, but during an event at OSU on April 8, Kluwe said he thinks the issue will “blow over in a month or two” once one NFL player does come out as gay.“The first guy or guys that come out, yeah, there’s going to be some attention, but after that, no one will care,” Kluwe said. “Then it becomes, how well can you play football, which is the way it should be.”Now that a male professional athlete in a major sport has come out as gay, we get to find out whether the issue will “blow over” quickly.Earlier this month, Brittney Griner acknowledged her own homosexuality in an interview with Sports Illustrated after being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft.“I’ve always been open about who I am and my sexuality. So, it wasn’t hard at all. If I can show that I’m out and I’m fine and everything’s OK, then hopefully the younger generation will definitely feel the same way,” Griner told Sports Illustrated.Griner’s acknowledgement did not receive nearly the attention that Collins’ story did on Monday. Women’s sports, however, has had a precedent of star athletes being openly gay, including three-time WNBA MVP Sheryl Swoopes and tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova.Regardless of whether Collins plays another NBA game or not, his revelation has set that precedent for male professional athletes.Between Collins, Griner and Rogers all acknowledging their homosexuality within the past three months, the hope is that more professional athletes who are closeted homosexuals will feel comfortable being open about their own sexuality.Furthermore, the support they have received from not only the sports community, but the community at large, should provide an inspiration for LGBT athletes at all levels to embrace who they are, and know that there are many members of the community who will support them for being who they are.If the current trend continues, we may not be too far removed from a nation where being a homosexual athlete is no longer a story, and we will be able to focus simply upon how well an athlete, regardless of their sexuality, can play their sport. That is, like Kluwe said, the way it should be.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer salutes the crowd after the Rose Bowl Game featuring Ohio State and Washington. Ohio State won 28-23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWith Urban Meyer stepping down as head coach and moving into a new position as assistant athletic director, his new position comes with a decrease in pay.Meyer will make $100,000 in his new role with the program, according to Ohio State spokesman Ben Johnson.As head coach, Meyer was supposed to make $8 million in 2019 before retiring and giving the reins to then-offensive coordinator Ryan Day.The university also said Meyer’s official title is “Assistant AD, Athletics Initiatives and Relations,” and that Meyer is “responsible for fundraising and community relations initiatives and is committed to excellence and advancing Department of Athletics through its strategic plan.”Meyer will “serve as an ambassador through numerous speaking engagements, service events, donor events, corporate events and engagements,” and his position “will work collaboratively with department administrators to assist in the areas of recruiting, academics, SA personal development programs and game day events.”After coaching at Ohio State for seven seasons, Meyer officially retired from head coaching on Jan. 2 following the Buckeyes’ 28-23 win against Washington in the Rose Bowl.
Celtic Football Club have been warned they face legal action if they fail to meet victims of paedophile Jim Torbett.Torbett, who is the founder of the Celtic’s Boys Club was jailed for six years on Monday for sexually abusing three boys over an eight-year spell.After continuous criticism, the Gers issued a statement on Wednesday expressing “deep regret” over Torbett’s crimes.However, solicitors insist it did not go far enough and has issued the Scottish champions with an ultimatum.In a message to the Celtic board, solicitor Patrick McGuire said, according to the BBC:“Please meet with me and my clients now and let us get this situation sorted out.”Johnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“This is an opportunity for Celtic to right the wrongs of the past and to lead the way in Scottish football where a club believes survivors and lives up to their responsibilities.”“I truly hope you do but if not then we will see you in court.”Kenny Campbell, who’s a former player of the Celtic Boys Club, said:“What makes me so sad is the way Celtic have just ignored me and other survivors.”“I see they have issued some sort of apology but it’s not enough.”“They need to accept responsibility for what was done and settle these legal cases.”
The ordinance was introduced by Council Members Glenese Pettey and Henry Knackstedt. According to Knackstedt this is meant to keep from “potentially holding up projects with last minute appeals that might be filed by people who aren’t necessarily affected by the decision.” The proposed Ordinance restricts the standing for appeals to those that own, lease, or rent property and are able to show that a decision could impact their ownership interest or use or enjoyment of the property. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Kenai adopted an ordinance at their council meeting on April 4, that adopts a standard on who has standing to appeal a decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission or final decision of an administrative official. An amendment allows the city clerk discretion to determine who does or doesn’t have standing to file an appeal. The council adopted the ordinance which go into effect April 20th. Council Members Molloy and Boyle voted against the ordinance. The ordinance aims to create a balance between the interests of concerned community members, parties potentially negatively affected by City decisions, and those endeavoring to benefit and move forward from a decision in their favor.
Kolkata: Determined to put a leash on the sale of inferior and adulterated food by a section of unscrupulous businessmen, the South Dum Dum Municipality has decided to award people who would come up with evidence of such unfair practices in the area of the municipality, thereby helping the civic body to take action against them.”We have been conducting regular drives against bad quality food to ensure that it is not compromised by any means. However, we have to admit that it is impossible for the municipality alone to keep an eye on every nook and corner of the 35 wards. Hence, we want to involve the citizens in this social cause. People, who will lodge complaints of such unfair practices with the municipality with evidence, will be awarded by us,” Debasish Banerjee, Chairman-in-Council (public health) said. Complaints can be lodged through calls, text messages or WhatsApp messages on 9831221665. It may be mentioned that a team from the municipality led by its chairman Panchu Gopal Roy raided a prawn processing unit at ward 21 on Friday and found that some sort of reddish colour was being added to prawns. The team from the municipality also conducted a drive at a multi-shopping complex which has a food court. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSamples were collected from as many as 12 restaurants and the officials have come across several irregularities in the way they deal with the food. French fries were found stored in refrigerators.The meat at some of the restaurants emitted a foul smell. Leftover food, stored in the refrigerator, was sent for tests. The hotel authorities, when asked about these irregularities, failed to provide any satisfactory answer. “We are sure that most of these businessmen associated with food business are using inferior quality food, posing serious health hazards to the consumers. We are waiting for the test reports of the samples that we have collected. They have been sent for examination at the state food laboratory in Entally. We will take strong action against the offenders as per law,” a senior municipality official said.
TV accounts for 24% of daily media consumption but 35% of global advertising spend, according to marketing intelligence service WARC’s first Global Ad Trends Report.The study claims that across 12 key global markets – which between them account for roughly two-thirds of the value of global ad trade – TV drew 34.9% of global ad spend last year, some US$141.8 billion.This is down from a peak of 40.5% in 2010, but is just a 0.9 point dip over the decade, with budget allocation to TV remaining consistent in recent years.By analysing more than 600 case studies, WARC found that successful high-budget campaigns of US$10 million or more allocate 66% of their media spend to TV, and said that Financial services and alcoholic drinks brands are “most TV-led”.Low budget campaigns of up to US$500,000, on the other hand, allocate on average just 8% of ad spend to TV and the vast majority to digital, while mid budget campaigns of US$500,000-US$10 million spend anything between 25% and 60% on TV ads.Data from WARC’s Media Inflation Forecast – a survey of global media agencies – said that the cost-per-thousand (CPM) for a 30-second TV spot is expected to rise by an average 5% on a global basis next year.WARC expects TV CPM in the US to rise with the global average, and in developing markets like India and China to rise “well ahead of the global average”.Rounding up the ‘importance of TV’, WARC said it accounts for 24% of daily media consumption, 35% of global ad spend, 47% of global display ad spend, 66% of successful high-budget campaigns and 88% of global video spend.“The advertising industry increasingly relies on factual and evidenced data to make business decisions on a daily basis,” said James McDonald, data editor, WARC.“With the launch of our monthly Global Ad Trends Report, which is included as part of our newly enhanced data platform, we will provide the latest independent, objective and unbiased information drawn from actual figures rather than modelled or estimated data.”The 12 key markets identified in the WARC report are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom and United States.Separately, a new report by Videology – a software provider for converged TV and video advertising – found that US spend on linear TV campaigns using advanced data grew 60% for the first three quarters of 2017. This was based on campaigns done via the Videology platform.
ShareTweet “A criminal record isn’t something you want to be faced with after a night out.”POLICE ADVICE: STAY SAFE THIS WEEKEND ON YOUR NIGHT OUT was last modified: August 5th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ONE PUNCH CAN KILLPOLICE ADVICE: STAY SAFE THIS WEEKEND ON YOUR NIGHT OUT POLICE are urging revellers in Derry to stay safe while having a night out with their friends.A spokesperson said: “Our simple advice is: look after yourselves and your mates.“Walk away from violence and get home safe.