All heart: Beermen rally from 23 down, bag PBA Philippine Cup title with 2OT win

first_imgThe Beermen came back from 23 points down in regulation and outlasted Magnolia, 108-99, in a grueling double overtime duel to seal their fourth straight PBA Philippine Cup championship Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.That’s it!!! San Miguel gets its fourth straight Philippine Cup! 108-99. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/cvxuYpwu4EFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) April 6, 2018 LATEST STORIES MOST READ When backed into a corner, San Miguel showed exactly why it’s the most dominant team in the league today.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Batang Gilas faces China for Fiba Asia U16 finals berth Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia PLAY LIST 02:34Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia01:202015 PBA Philippine Cup Finals Game 4 Postgame01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:14Carpio 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 Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Marcio Lassiter and  Ross chipped in 16 points and 13 points, respectively, while both playing for more than 50 minutes while Alex Cabagnot, whose steal and layup with 52 ticks left in 2OT proved to be the dagger, had seven points.The Beermen nabbed their 25th overall title and remained undefeated under Austria, who has steered the Beermen to the championship in all his six tries.Paul Lee had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hotshots while Rome dela Rosa had 19 points and seven rebounds.Despite their disadvantage in personnel, the Hotshots never backed down, managing to figure out how to slow down the Beermen in the last two games.Neither team gave an inch in the first overtime, with Magnolia even holding the lead in the last 1:37 minutes after Rome Dela Rosa’s three-pointer.But Magnolia simply lost steam after Fajardo tied the match at 94 and extended the game anew as Magnolia only scored five points in the last five minutes, all courtesy of Aldrech Ramos, who added eight points in 10 minutes of action.RELATED VIDEO In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims June Mar Fajardo and Chris Ross gave San Miguel a 99-94 start in the second OT and that was all San Miguel needed to finally break away en route to their sixth title in four years under coach Leo Austria.Fajardo, who was named the Best Player of the Conference and the Finals MVP, showed tremendous heart in the clincher, finishing with a monstrous line of 42 points and 20 rebounds in 54 minutes of action.Arwind Santos added 23 points, none bigger than his triple with 16 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime, and hauled down 11 boards.“The players didn’t give up and when we caught up the players realized that this is possible,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria who is undefeated in his six finals appearances. “This one is for us.”“I told them that this built their character, the winning attitude, and now they have the heart of a champion that they won’t lose that easily,” added Austria in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Raptors’ VanVleet gets stitched up after elbow from Livingston

first_imgRaptors guard Fred VanVleet was seen bleeding from his eye area after taking an elbow from Warriors guard Shaun Livingston on a rebound attempt.Livingston went up to pull down a missed Warriors shot when his left elbow connected with VanVleet’s face with 9:35 left in the fourth quarter of Game 4.The Raptors guard looked dazed, laying on the floor of Oracle Arena for an extended period as blood appeared to come out of his eye.Fred VanVleet headed back to the locker room after catching an …last_img

Giants, with surplus of lefty relievers, could move Drew Pomeranz: report

first_imgFor four and half months, Giants pitcher Drew Pomeranz knew how he would be used (as a starter) and when he would be used (anywhere from every four days to every 12 days, more or less).That’s where a major leaguer wants to be, an established regular combatant. But after 17 starts, Pomeranz (2-9, 6.10 ERA) was removed from the rotation. Now, something’s got to give.Not Pomeranz necessarily. He has been called on in relief three times in the past week: A 1-2 record, 0.00 ERA, six strikeouts in …last_img

Darren Waller moves closer to Raiders history against Jaguars

first_imgIn a Raiders season filled with reminiscence, it’s fashionable to compare the emerging Darren Waller to some of the team’s great tight ends of yesteryear. But Waller’s ascension to the likes of Casper and Christensen is still a few big steps away.For now, he’ll have to settle for moving past Brandon Myers.In the Raiders’ last home game in Oakland on Sunday, Waller moved ever closer to franchise history. By catching … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Plenty to ponder as planting progresses

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Doug Tenney, Leist MercantileFieldwork for much of Ohio finally returned the second week of April. Producers were aggressively applying fertilizer and spraying herbicides for corn and soybeans. In addition, repairing dreaded tile blowouts as well as installing new tile were in the mix of work being completed. Corn and soybean planting was taking place in very small amounts as evidenced by the April 9 weekly Crop Progress Report as it detailed planting progress across the country. This report had U.S. corn planted at just 2%, matching the five-year average. To no surprise, this report had zero corn planted in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The European and American weather models were in huge disagreement in their weather forecasts for the last half of April. The American model indicates a warmer and drier outlook. In sharp contrast, the European model has showers continuing for that timeframe for the Delta, central Midwest, and eastern Midwest. It also indicates rainfall amounts for areas of the Midwest could reach 200% of normal.Corn and soybean weekly export sales the second week of April were disappointing and below trade expectations. Corn sales were 21.5 million bushels, just above those of the previous week. However, soybean sales were just 9.9 million bushels, down 86% from the previous week. The April 9 Supply and Demand Report cut U.S. wheat exports 20 million bushels. Egypt — traditionally an active buyer of U.S. wheat — passed on our wheat as it was sourced elsewhere. The same report also reduced corn demand in three lines, with corn fed to livestock reduced 75 million bushels to 5.3 billion bushels, corn exports were cut 75 million bushels to 2.3 billion bushels, while corn used for ethanol was cut 50 million bushels to 5.5 billion bushels.The May 10 Supply and Demand report will include numerous changes. Specifically, price range forecasts will be eliminated and replaced with single price points for all crops and livestock, international crop tables  will include an aggregate value for “World less China,” countries, and lists of major importers/exporters will be updated to eliminate outdated aggregations such as “Former Soviet Union,” to better reflect current trade patterns according to the USDA website.The April 12 Commitment of Traders Report had managed money short 71,000 contracts of soybeans as traders continued their months long pattern of being short corn, soybeans, and wheat. They were short 272,000 contracts of corn, a new record. The big shorts continue to flaunt they have no reason yet to exit their huge short positions in corn, in spite of what appears to be less than excellent planting conditions as weather across much of the Midwest looks to see less than ideal amounts of corn getting planted the last two weeks of April. Typically managed money has not been short the grains during the spring timeframe.There continues to be promise that China could be buying quite a bit of U.S. corn the next few years if a U.S./China trade deal ever gets done. As of mid-April there is still no sign of a completed trade deal in spite of being weeks past a March 1 deadline announced months earlier by President Trump. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as of mid-April continues to report good progress being made in the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China. We can only hope a final agreement is one fantastic deal for U.S. agriculture. If it is not, it will only add to the sharply bearish sentiment, which seems to permeate the landscape today for grains.A mid-April snowstorm in the upper Midwest provides yet another huge weather event following the March snowstorm and heavy rains which flooded portions of Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa. Late March satellite images indicated at least one million acres still under water out west. Those factors along with April rainfalls strongly suggest U.S. corn acres could decrease while soybean acres could increase. A much better handle on actual plantings should be seen by June 1.last_img read more

A hunting we will go: laws landowners need to know

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Peggy Hall, director of agricultural law, Ohio State University Agricultural and Resource Law ProgramWith archery season in full swing and deer gun season opening today, hunters will be out in full force across Ohio. That means it’s also high season for questions about hunting laws, trespassers, property harm, and landowner liability. Below, we provide answers to the top ten frequently asked questions we receive on these topics.I gave them permission to hunt on my land, but do I have to sign something? Permission to hunt should be in writing. Ohio law requires a person to obtain written permission from a landowner or the landowner’s agent before hunting on private lands or waters and to carry the written permission while hunting. A hunter who doesn’t obtain written permission can be subject to criminal misdemeanor charges. ORC 1533.17. The ODNR provides a permission form at http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/Portals/wildlife/pdfs/publications/hunting/Pub8924_PermissiontoHunt.pdf. If a hunter uses another form, read it carefully before signing and ensure that it only addresses hunting and doesn’t grant other rights that you don’t want to allow on the land. Do family members need a license to hunt on my land? Some of them will, depending on their relationship to you. Resident landowners, their children of any age and their grandchildren under the age of 18 are exempt from the hunting license requirement when hunting on the landowners’ private lands and waters. The same rule applies if a limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP) or a trust holds the land and the LLC, LLP or trust has three or fewer members, partners, trustees and beneficiaries, as long as the LLC member, LLP partner or trustee is a resident of Ohio. When the landowner is not a resident, only the landowner, spouse and children of any age may hunt without a license, and only if the landowner’s state of residency grants the same rights to Ohioans who own land in that state. ORC 1533.10. Family members who don’t fall under the license exemption must obtain a hunting license and follow the written permission requirement. Does a hunter need my permission to retrieve an animal injured on another property? The written permission requirement applies to all of these activities: shooting, shooting at, catching, killing, injuring, or pursuing a wild bird, wild waterfowl or wild animal. ORC 1533.17. Will I be liable if a hunter is injured on my land? Probably not. Two laws apply to this situation, depending upon whether you gave the hunter permission. A landowner is not liable for injuries to or harm caused by a hunter who does not have written permission to be on the land. ORC 1533.17. Ohio’s Recreational User Statute applies when a hunter does have permission to be on the land; it states that a landowner has no legal duty to keep the premises safe for a hunter and assumes no responsibility for or incurs liability for any injury to person or property caused by any act of a hunter. ORC 1533.181. Note that this immunity doesn’t apply if the landowner charges a fee for hunting, unless the fee is a payment made under a hunting lease with a hunter or hunting group. ORC 1533.18. Read more about the law in our law bulletin, here. These laws provide significant protection from liability for hunter injuries, but won’t protect a landowner who willfully or recklessly causes harm to hunters. One situation that might rise to the level of willful or reckless conduct by a landowner is granting permission to too many hunters and failing to inform or manage the hunters, explained below. What if several people want to hunt on my land—how many should I allow? Ohio law does state how many hunters can have permission to hunt on a parcel, but be careful about setting up a dangerous situation by allowing multiple hunters on the land at once. If you do give permission to several hunters, let them know that others could also be hunting on the land and designate a particular parking area so that they know when other hunters are present. You could even consider scheduling hunters on certain days. If the hunters are part of a hunting club, consider leasing your land to the hunting club and letting the club decide how to manage multiple hunters (see our Hunting Lease checklist, here). Taking such steps to manage multiple hunters will ensure that you aren’t behaving recklessly and have immunity from liability under the Recreational User Statute. Should I allow a hunter to bring along someone who’s not hunting? In regards to liability for that person, the Recreational User Statute described above applies to any person engaging in any kind of recreational activity, in addition to hunting. Hiking or walking on the land is a recreational activity covered under the law. As long as you give permission and don’t charge the recreational user a fee, the law provides immunity from liability for their injuries. What if a hunter leaves a tree stand or a blind on my land—can I get rid of it? It depends. It’s okay to carefully remove a stand or blind from the area, but be careful about damaging or getting rid of it too soon if it’s the property of a hunter who had permission to be on the land. According to Ohio common law, you might be liable for the property under a claim of “conversion” if the property is not “abandoned” or “lost.” Abandoned property is that to which the owner has relinquished all rights with the intention of not reclaiming it, while lost property is that which the owner has involuntarily parted with through neglect, carelessness, or inadvertence. A finder who possesses abandoned property takes absolute title to the property, while a finder of lost property takes title against everyone except the owner. In either case, destroying or disposing of property that is not abandoned or lost could lead to a claim of conversion, and you could be liable for the damages. What if a hunter who had my permission to hunt ends up harming my property? There are two ways with deal with property harm from hunters. First, the hunting laws prohibit a hunter from acting in a negligent, careless or reckless manner so as to injure persons or property. Violating this law can lead to first degree misdemeanor charges and compensation to the landowner, as well as revocation of the hunting licenses and permits. ORC 1533.171 and 1533.99. Second, Ohio law allows a landowner to seek compensation for the “reckless “destruction of vegetation, trees and crops under ORC 901.51. Reckless means acting intentionally and without regard for consequences. If successful, a landowner can receive triple the amount of the harm caused to the property. What can I do to a trespasser who’s hunting on my land? Dealing with trespassers is tricky. First, don’t willfully harm the trespasser, as you could be liable for causing intentional harm. Second, call your local ODNR wildlife officer or the Turn in a Poacher program, below, to report the incident. Third, read our law bulletin on “Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Trespassers on the Farm,” available on farmoffice.osu.edu, here. What if I see someone violating hunting laws? ODNR’s “Turn in a Poacher” program encourages the public to report wildlife violations such as hunting out of season or without a license or permission. The program provides several ways to report: complete an online form available at http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/turn-in-a-poacher-tip and submit it through the internet or via mail, call the TIP hotline at 1-800-POACHER, or use the same number to text photos of suspects, vehicles or signs of violations. All reports are confidential. The nursery rhyme “A Hunting We Will Go” paints a happy-go-lucky picture of hunting. But hunting raises many questions and concerns for agricultural landowners. Ohio law offers rules and remedies that can ease those concerns. Landowners who know and use the laws just might be able to hum along with the nursery rhyme through hunting season.last_img read more

Using Google Apps? 5 Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#enterprise#Products Security is one of the biggest concerns for business owners when deciding whether to use an online service like Google Apps. So what are the best ways to protect yourself when using it?Amit Agarwal is a professional blogger and technology columnist. He writes digital inspiration, a world-class technology blog. But Amit got hacked this week. He wrote about it on his blog, providing some excellent advice on how to protect yourself from a similar kind of attack.Amit wrote that he often receives false requests to change his password. He received a similar message this week, but ignored it. A few minutes later he started getting error messages. He could not get to his accounts. Amit had been hacked. He thinks that a hacker accessed a backup email that he had set up for his accounts.Amit had his service restored in about three hours, after some calls to Google. He felt obviously relieved, but also had that feeling of emptiness when you suddenly realize you have no control over your accounts.To help others avoid this kind of calamity, Amit summarized in five points how to make sure something like this does not happen to you:1. Log-in to your Gmail / Google Account and associate it with a phone number: It’s a simple set up. You will get confirmation via SMS. If you do get attacked, a notification will go to you that someone is trying to get to your password.2. Create a new email address: Set up the email to act as a backup and as a secondary email for your Google Apps account. Good advice by Amit: do not auto-forward your email as the whole purpose of setting it up will be defeated.3. Write it Down: Get out that old-fashioned pen and paper. Write down the following information so you can verify your identity just in case you do get hacked and your secondary email gets compromised, too. From Amit:The month and year when your created your Gmail / Google Account.If you created a Gmail account by invitation, write the email address of the person who first sent you that invite for Gmail.The email addresses of your most frequently emailed contacts (the top 5).The names of any custom labels that you may have created in your Gmail account.The day/month/year when you started using various other Google services (like AdSense, Orkut, Blogger, etc.) that are associated with the Google account that you are trying to recover. If you’re not certain about some of the dates, provide your closest estimate.4. Run a Test! Log-out of all your Gmail / Google Accounts. Start the password recovery process. This guarantees that what you set up actually works. You want to be absolutely certain your SMS settings and secondary email addresses are configured correctly.5. Check your IP Address: From time to time check out the IP address in the footer of your Gmail Inbox. If you see an odd one, change your Google password immediately. Knowing IP addresses may seem too technical to some but it’s good information to know.You should not have to be overly concerned about Google Apps security. If people take these kinds of basic steps, the chances of getting hacked decrease considerably. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… alex williamslast_img read more

10 months agoFather of Ajax defender De Ligt opens door to Juventus

first_imgFather of Ajax defender De Ligt opens door to Juventusby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe father of Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt has opened the door to a move to Juventus.De Ligt’s agent Mino Raiola met with Juve officials this week.“Juve could be a possibility, but they’re not the only team interested,” Frank de Ligt said.“Now we’re focusing on this season with Ajax. Turin is a beautiful city, I came here for the Netherlands match in June too.“In the next few months, I, my son, and [agent Mino] Raiola will make the best decision for his future.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Poundmaker FN fraud trial gets rolling

first_imgAPTN National NewsTuesday was the initial court appearance for nine members of the Poundmaker First Nation in Saskatchewan.They’re facing fraud charges related to treaty money that vanished from the band’s account.Among the accused are the current and former leaders of the community.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo was in Cut Knife, Sask., where some of the accused appeared.last_img

Nissans exchair Ghosn runs fever while in detention

first_imgTOKYO — The lawyer for Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is being held on charges of falsifying financial reports, says the 64-year-old businessman is suffering from a fever.Ghosn’s lawyer Motonari Ohtsuru said Thursday that doctors at the Tokyo Detention Center said he should rest after running a fever of 38.8 C (101.8 F) late Wednesday.Visits to Ghosn by consular officials and lawyers were postponed.On Tuesday, Ghosn told a Tokyo court he was innocent, in his first public appearance since his Nov. 19 arrest. The court rejected an appeal by Ghosn’s lawyers for his release from detention.During the hearing Tuesday, Ghosn appeared much thinner than before he was arrested. Earlier, he had asked for more comfortable conditions than are usually provided at the detention centre.The Associated Presslast_img read more