UAAP Starting 5: Week 5

first_imgThe big man from La Salle averaged 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, including a career performance of 39 points against University of the East.Forward: Alvin Pasaol (UE Red Warriors)This list relies heavily on numbers, and did Alvin Pasaol bring those digits.Pasaol became the highest-scoring man in the UAAP this century when he put up a career-high 49 points against the Green Archers and he followed it up with a 32-point outing against University of Santo Tomas.And Pasaol is also a reliable figure in the glass as he averaged nine rebounds a game this week together with his ridiculous 40.5 points-per-game mark.ADVERTISEMENT The first round of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament is over, but this doesn’t mean teams get to start over with new slates.Oh no, the second round is essentially when the UAAP separates the men from the boys and did the men show up in Week 5.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Clue, the biggest man of the week wore red.Center: Ben Mbala (La Salle Green Archers)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt’s tough to think that reigning MVP Ben Mbala is still the most dominant force in the UAAP since he put up a lackluster, by his standards, performance in La Salle’s 76-75 loss to Ateneo.Mbala, however, still featured in this list by virtue of sheer numbers—and that practically no center in the league can match up to him one-on-one. LATEST STORIES Blue Eagles enter PVL Finals, beat Tigers in 4 sets Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Guard: Jerie Pingoy (Adamson Soaring Falcons)Scoring is fine and all, but helping your teammates score is probably a notch more honorable.And Jerie Pingoy became Adamson’s consummate Soaring Falcon when he recorded this season’s single-game assist mark when he dished out 10 against Far Eastern University.Oh he also was a reliable scorer for the Falcons this week as he put up an average of 10 points in their two games this week.Honorable mentionsPhilip Manalang (UE Red Warriors)Pasaol is UE’s Batman, and Philip Manalang is the Red Warriors’ reliable Robin.Manalang did not put up as gaudy numbers as his heftier teammate, but he did put up an average of 17 points in the two games UE played this week.Jerrick Ahanmisi (Adamson Soaring Falcons)If you’re wondering who benefited the most from Pingoy’s passing, then it would be Jerrick Ahanmisi. Forward: Matt Salem (NU Bulldogs)Talk about finding your rhythm.Matt Salem found himself in a four-game slump for National University where he averaged a disastrous 4.5 points a game, and in the Bulldogs’ three-game losing streak the captain put up just 3.8 points.And when the Bulldogs desperately needed a win, Salem heeded the call and fired 21 points in their 77-70 victory over University of the Philippines.Guard: Matt Nieto (Ateneo Blue Eagles)Matt Nieto is clutch. That’s that.In the first Ateneo-La Salle game of the season, Nieto showed why he’s an invaluable member of the Blue Eagles roster.If some of the players here in this list got included because of sheer numbers, Nieto became part of this because of sheer fortitude.It was Nieto who stole the inbound pass of Kib Montalbo in the dying seconds of the rivalry game and it was also him who iced Ateneo’s 76-75 win from the free throw line.Take a bow Matt. Take a bow. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:07DOST-Pagasa 5 P.M. weather update, December 26, 201902:14Carpio 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The lanky wingman averaged 19 points a game in the Soaring Falcons’ two victories this week while shooting an even 50 percent from deep. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

‘Cherish Peace to Violence’

first_imgMontserrado County Electoral District #9 Representative, Munah E. P. Youngblood, yesterday admonished young Liberians, especially those in the sporting arena to cherish peace rather than turning to violent activities that would derail the country’s peace.The female lawmaker spoke at a program marking the opening of three days of sporting activities organized by Pen-Pen Peace Network-Liberia with support from PURDUE Liberal Arts Peace Project.Rep. Youngblood, on the topic, “The Benefit in Building Peace,” told the gathering that peace-building is an intervention that is designed to prevent the start of violent conflict by creating sustainable peace. She said peace-building activities address the root causes or potential causes of violence, create a societal expectation for peaceful conflict resolution and stabilize society politically and socioeconomically.Rep. Youngblood called on the youth to join together to constructively resolve their differences without violence to improve the quality of their respective lives.The sporting activities are held with focus on bridging elections-related tension and conflict under PURDUE’s Peaceful 2017 Elections Project.The program, which was held at the Lecemento Sports Pitch in the Matadi Community in Monrovia, is expected to pit teams headed by the community, the Pen-Pen riders, and the Liberia National Police (LNP) in collaboration with the Community Watch Forums against one another.Earlier in her remarks, PURDUE-Liberia Country Director, Grace Yeanay-Mayson, said the activities are hosted to enhance the relationship between and among the police, Community Watch Forum and the Pen-Pen riders. The intention, Mrs. Mayson said, is to arrive at a peaceful or non-violent election in 2017, “because it is only Liberians who can maintain peace at all times.”According to her, bringing together the LNP, the community dwellers and the motorcyclists is part of PURDUE’s activities to seek sustained peace. The three days of activities began with sporting activities such as soccer, involving the LNP, Pen-Pen Unions and the various communities. Other games are scrabble, Ludo, Cards, Bag Jumping, as well as Checkers. PURDUE-Peace Project USA, which is providing sponsorship for the activities, operates under the general theme, “One Nation, One People. Together We Can Have Violent-free Election-2017.”T-shirts worn by representatives and players of each of the participating teams carried the inscriptions, “The Youths say no to election violence-2017, violence-free election is my goal as a motorcyclist/ community dweller.”Those who made separate remarks included police officers Dora M. Sangbah and Ebrima Saar, who along with his Indian counterpart represented the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), who underscored the importance of peace in Liberia.Meanwhile, it has been announced that each winner will walk away with cash and or a gold and silver cup with the inscription, “Violent-free elections-2017.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alleged half-million thief remanded

first_imgA Stabroek Market vendor who reportedly snatched a man’s haversack containing $500,000 on Monday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge.Jermaine Fraser, of Lamaha Street, Georgetown, denied that he carried out the offence before city Magistrate Judy Latchman.The 24-year-old allegedly robbed Parmadan Bharrat of one haversack valued $5000 which had the cash on January 16, 2018 at Robb and Water Streets, Georgetown.Fraser reportedly used violence during the course of the robbery.According to Prosecutor Arvin Moore, the vendor asked the Virtual Complainant (VC) to use his phone to make a call.However, as the VC attempted to hand over the phone, he reportedly pushed him to the ground, grabbed the haversack and escaped.He was later identified by Bharrat at the Stabroek Market area and the Police were summoned.However, in court on Monday, the defendant claimed that the charge was laid against him as a result of a vendetta by a particular Policeman.Magistrate Latchman refused Fraser bail and remanded him to prison until February 26, 2018 when he will next appear in court.last_img read more

Exclusive – Sterling must go back to basics to regain his form, says ex-Liverpool boss

first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Roy Evans reckons Raheem Sterling must go back to basics as the youngster looks to regain his form.The fleet-footed attacking midfielder has failed to score a goal since the Reds’ 3-1 defeat to West Ham back in September and last contributed an assist when they beat West Brom at the start of October.Evans, who took charge of the Merseysiders between 1994 and 1998, believes the fallout from the 19-year-old claiming he was too fatigued to start for England against Estonia in a Euro 2016 qualifier has compounded the issue.But he told talkSPORT, to get Sterling back to his best, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers must play the starlet in his most favoured position and allow him the freedom to attack his opponents to gain vital confidence.Speaking with Drivetime, Evans said: “As far as Raheem Sterling is concerned, he’s just got himself caught up in the England row about being tired.“I just think he’s lost his way a little bit. I think he needs to go back to being really positive and maybe [Brendan Rodgers should] play him in the one position where he feels really comfortable and get at [opponents].“He’s a great talent and all young players go through that time where they lose a bit of confidence and Raheem has been like that for the last few weeks. He hasn’t been at his best but there is plenty more to come from him.”last_img read more


first_imgWE all love views from the Donegal coastline, but one new business is giving people a unique new view…from kayaks!Donegal Sea Kayaking is the Fanad Peninsula’s first sea kayaking tour company, offering a unique and exciting perspective of our beautiful coastline and fascinating wildlife.The sea and lough adventures are operated by Gary Loveridge, who has been living in Donegal for the past 11 years and who has fallen in love with the Fanad peninsula’s stunning coastline. “We cater for youth groups, birthday parties, stag and hen parties and corporate groups,” says Gary.“We offer tours to people of all levels and abilities, from complete beginners to the more experienced and have various packages to suit your needs, for example, our private family package.“It has really taken off. My tours on the relatively calm waters of Mulroy Bay are proving particularly popular. It is such a wonderful natural resource and nothing beats a morning paddling around the islands there. ”Gary is experienced and qualified in all aspects of sea safety and is a confident and competent guide who aims to ensure the tours are not only safe for you but also interesting and fun. Safety is paramount on all the tours and activities operated and all equipment is provided. For more information, please visit www.donegalseakayaking.com or check it out on Facebook: Donegal Sea Kayaking or Telephone 086 3130523. HOW SEA KAYAKING VENTURE IS DRAWING CROWDS TO FANAD was last modified: September 4th, 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:Donegal SeasFanadKayakingtourismlast_img read more

USDA report sends bullish signals

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Today’s report sent shock waves to the bear. Both corn and soybean stocks were bullish and below the average trade estimate. Two weeks ago the bears thought they were in control and more downside ahead. But, Mother Nature again proved who is boss. This was a market that seemed dead two weeks ago. It just goes to show how quickly things can change. Corn stocks were 108 million bushels below expected, soybean stocks 45 million bushels below expected.Corn acres were estimated at 88.897 million acres, and below trade estimates of 89.292 million acres. Soybean acres were estimated at 85.139 million acres, with the trade estimate at 85.17 million acresShortly after the report came out, a customer asked what the grain limits currently are.  Corn is 30 cents, soybeans 70 cents, with wheat at 40 cents.Just prior to the report corn and soybeans were down one cent, with wheat down four cents.  At 12:40 corn is up 22 cents, soybeans up 44 cents, and wheat is up 13 cents. We have heard there was a tremendous amount of old corn that was sold last week. One report said that some grain facilities had their biggest day of buying old corn since last fall’s harvest. Other reports indicated that last week was a record volume in buying grain from producers. It is estimated that the U.S. farmer at this date has sold 80% of 2014 corn and 90% of 2014 soybeans.This report day has captured plenty of attention the past two weeks. Much has been made about soybean acres not getting planted across the Midwest. Three weeks ago the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska were the states with the biggest amount of soybeans yet to plant. Fast forward to today, there are still five million acres of soybeans not planted in the US. Missouri is by far the biggest state of those four detailed above. Traders are looking for soybean acres to be 85.2 million acres, up from the March intentions at 84.6 million acres. The market will quickly dismiss the acres numbers for soybeans, especially given the weather of the past three weeks.  The USDA survey was done late May and early June, before all of the prolonged and frequent rains took place. USDA will not attempt to adjust those numbers with this report today. It is very likely that soybean acres will again have a survey, most likely for the August 12 USDA supply and demand report. However, do not look for all U.S. acres to have another survey done.  Reports we hear are suggesting that the wettest three states would be done for the resurvey. Nothing is official yet, but it would seem those states would be Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.June 1st soybean stocks came in at 625 million bushels, 45 million bushels below the average trade estimate.  The lower than expected number was bullish and a surprise to the market. It adds validity to ideas that the 2014 soybean production may have been estimated too high. Soybean stocks as of June 1 were the most watched number going into the report. Traders estimated that number would be 670 million bushels. The range a week ago from the low estimate to the high estimate was 170 million bushels. That suggested lots of price volatility. Last night that range was down to 103 million bushels.Corn stocks came in at 4.447 billion bushels, 108 million bushels below trade estimates.  Corn is once again coming to life. With all of the bird flu concerns the past several months, many had thought that corn demand would be waning, and that could push corn stocks above trade estimates. That did not happen.Last night’s weekly crop condition report had both corn and soybean good and excellent totals declining from the previous week. The corn good and excellent totals were 68%, down from last week’s 71%.Wheat has seen a huge rally this past week, up about 80 cents. Harvest has begun in central and southern Ohio. Yields are ranging from high 60’s to nearly 90 bushels per acre. The forecast has rain chances for the next week.  The northern half has yet to get into wheat fields in a big way. We heard Williams county had six inches of rain.  It might be two weeks before harvest is fully underway if the rains take place this week. We are hearing central Ohio grain facilities quickly moving to two wheat discount schedules, one for milling quality, the other for feed quality.The acres numbers are quickly being dismissed. Weather returns to be the dominant feature. Hang on, we are in a full blown weather market. And, a wet weather one at that.last_img read more

Rural Ohio students awarded Grow Ag Leaders scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-two Ohio students have been awarded a total of $33,000 in college scholarships from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program raises awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides scholarships to support students’ education in ag-related fields. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.Garrett Stanfield, a 2016 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship recipient, exemplifies the quality of students who are a selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships because of his dedication to agriculture and leadership. He is from a third-generation Simmental farm in Manchester, Ohio and has served on National Simmental Board.“Garrett is a true asset to the Agriculture Community and Industry. It is students like him that we need representing our industry and leading the next generation of agriculture,” said Andrew Sorrell, FFA advisor at Mason County High School. “His abilities and dedication to agriculture make him more than deserving of any agriculture award. I truly expect and know that he will do great things for our industry. It has been an honor and privilege to have Garrett in class and leading the Mason County FFA Chapter.”Stanfield has served as the Secretary and, most recently, President of his Chapter. Even though he graduated last month his FFA era is not quite over, as the 2016 graduate is headed to the National FFA Convention later this year to participate in the Job Interview CDE. After that, he moves from his FFA Chapter to a new life chapter as he heads to college.“I will be attending Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma this fall where I plan to major in Animal Science,” Stanfield said. “I also plan on taking part in their livestock judging team, which has become renowned across the country for their performance in contests.”After his time at Redlands Community College, Stanfield’s goal is to finish his college career Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and he says recognition like the Grow Ag Leaders scholarships is a nice boost to help him get started.“I really didn’t understand the cost involve with going to college until I really sat down to take a look at it,” Stanfield said. “This scholarship from Monsanto will be instrumental in helping me head to college this fall.”Here is the complete list of the Ohio winners of the Grow Ag Leaders scholarshipsGrow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students in 1,326 eligible counties across 40 states pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. FFA members and non-FFA members are both eligible to apply. With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $1.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders piloted in 2014. For more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com.last_img read more

EPA Ends 2015 WOTUS Rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Farm groups declared victory Thursday after the Trump administration formally ended the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule.EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, announced Thursday the agencies would eliminate the controversial 2015 Clean Water Act rule drafted by the Obama administration. The 2015 rule greatly expanded EPA and Army Corps of Engineers regulatory oversight of streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands.“Today, EPA and the Department of the Army finalized a rule to repeal the previous administration’s overreach in the federal regulation of U.S. waters and recodify the longstanding and familiar regulatory text that previously existed,” Wheeler said at an event hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers. “Today’s Step 1 action fulfills a key promise of President Trump and sets the stage for Step 2 — a new WOTUS definition that will provide greater regulatory certainty for farmers, landowners, home builders, and developers nationwide.”The move follows through on a campaign promise by President Donald Trump, who criticized the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule, known as WOTUS. Wheeler cited one of President Trump’s earliest executive orders to peel back regulations on business as one of the key drivers for eliminating the rule.Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the 2015 rule was unreasonable and unworkable for farmers and created liabilities for them.“No regulation is perfect, and no rule can accommodate every concern, but the 2015 rule was especially egregious,” Duvall said. “We are relieved to put it behind us. We are now working to ensure a fair and reasonable substitute that protects our water and our ability to work and care for the land. Farm Bureau’s multi-year effort to raise awareness of overreaching provisions was powered by thousands of our members who joined with an array of allies to achieve this victory for clear rules to ensure clean water.”Jennifer Houston, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, said the waters of the U.S. rule “was an illegal effort by the federal government to assert control over both land and water, significantly impacting our ability to implement vital conservation practices.”Houston added, “Cattle producers will sleep a little easier tonight knowing that the nightmare is over. Thanks to President Trump and Administrator Wheeler for their commitment to farmers and ranchers, and restoring the rule of law. NCBA looks forward to the finalization of a practical Waters of the United States definition that will protect our water resource while allowing cattle producers to do their jobs effectively.”The National Pork Producers Council released a similar message. “We’re pleased the EPA is moving toward a common sense WOTUS rule that works with — not against — farmers to protect our nation’s waterways,” said NPPC President David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, N.C. “The previous WOTUS rule was a dramatic government overreach and an unprecedented expansion of federal authority over private lands. Today’s action will remove the threat that the 2015 WOTUS rule posed for our ability to efficiently grow the amount of food needed by people around the globe, while providing regulatory certainty to our farmers and businesses. We look forward to working with this administration to finally implement a new WOTUS rule.”Until Thursday, various lawsuits and court rulings meant 22 states were operating under the 2015 rule while 28 states were under injunctions or court stays that placed them under the old Clean Water Act rules.Don Parrish, director of regulatory affairs for the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the 2015 rule wrote the term “navigable” out of the Clean Water Act, leading to significantly broader uncertainty for farmers.“For farmers, it removes some uncertainty that rule put into place and it provides some consistency because right now, before they repeal, there’s one set of rules being implemented in one set of states and a different set of rules being implemented in other states,” Parrish said. “We hope this will bring some consistency back to the process.”Eliminating the 2015 rule emphasizes the need for the Trump administration to finish its new rule, which should be finalized before the end of the year, Parrish said. “That clarity would both protect clean water [and] provide some understanding of where federal jurisdiction stops and where federal jurisdiction takes over,” he said.Under EPA’s rule proposed last December, there would still be six categories of federal jurisdiction that include traditional navigable waters, tributaries, certain ditches that are navigable or affected by tide, lakes and ponds and wetlands that are connected to waters of the U.S.The National Wildlife Federation condemned the Trump administration’s move, stating it would peel back protections for waterways that provide drinking water to 117 million Americans, as well as protecting streams important to fish species.“No one wants to fish a lake covered in toxic algae, duck hunt in a bulldozed wetland, or pitch a tent next to a creek filled with feces,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “Unfortunately, this Administration is working on multiple fronts to rewrite the rules that protect our waters, hoping no one will notice. The collective impact of these changes would be devastating for public health and wildlife across the country — and we will continue to fight to protect America’s waterways every step of the way.”Chris Clayton can be reached at Chris.Clayton@dtn.comFollow him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(CZ/ES)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

4 promising open source projects for 2018

first_imgThis year has been a year of massive growth in open source. While almost any developer knows frameworks such as React and projects like Docker (moby), in 2017 the number of open source projects on GitHub grew from around 35 million to over 62 million.See also: Is IoT all about low-tech and simple APIsAs open source is expected to continue to grow and standardize more development fields, here is a short preview of some of the most promising candidates to rise in 2018. Most of them were built around the growing realization that the age of components has just begun and that applications in 2018 will be built using encapsulated, composable and styled components as building blocks – which should be easily shared and used in our different applications.1. VueAlthough already widely known and very buzzy, Vue is increasing in adoption in the community and organizations and might very well become an even competitor for frameworks such as React in 2018. It is a library for building interactive web interfaces and provides a simple, flexible API for its data-reactive components. It has a simple, minimal core with an incrementally adoptable stack that can handle apps of any scale. It’s lightweight, simplicity and community adoption position it as one of the most promising candidates for massive growth in 2018.2. BitBit is an extension for your Git repositories that enables you to share parts from their existing source-code and natively integrate them into other repos, without having to set up and maintain additional repositories/packages.Any subset of files from your Git repo can be easily tracked and shared as a reusable component, creating a playlist-like collection of components to be used by different team members and projects. You and your team can share and discover components, collaborate, get updates and stay in sync.3. Styled ComponentsWith over 10k stars in just a few months (and keeps gaining popularity), this project allows you to write actual CSS code to style your components. It also removes the mapping between components and styles, so using components as a low-level styling construct becomes very simple. This is nothing less than a milestone in the upcoming future of styling components.4. Apollo GraphQL (with React)Apollo is a A fully-featured, production-ready caching GraphQL client for every server or UI frameworkReact-Apollo is a convenient yet powerful way to bind GraphQL queries to your React components so that you can focus on developing your UI while data fetching and management get out of the way. At the same time, it has all of the hooks and extension points for you to be fully in control. Tags:#api#Bit#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#vue Jonathan Saring Related Posts How APIs and Machine Learning are Evolving The Fast Pace of Facial Recognition Innovation Websockets and IoT: Why don’t the two go together? Joni Sar is on the www.bitsrc.io team, working to build great open-source things with and for the community. Feel free to get in touch. Building a Predictive Analytics Model From Scratchlast_img read more