NCAA: Arellano wins first game under Aban, trumps JRU

first_imgLATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Levi Dela Cruz led the Chiefs with 19 points while Michael Canete had a 10-point, 13-rebound double-double.Rence Alcoriza added 11 points to Arellano’s offense while Guilmer Dela Torre and Dariel Bayla had 10 points apiece.Leo Esguerra had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Heavy Bombers while JR Aguilar had his own double-double of 12 points and 18 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Arellano University etched its first win under its new head coach after turning back Jose Rizal University, 86-70, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sor Rungvisai, Diaz make weight for ONE middleweight title boutcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Chiefs improved to a 5-10 card four games into the tenure of interim head coach Junjie Aban, who replaced Jerry Codiñera late September.Arellano, which stayed at the sixth spot, easily dispatched the bottom-dwelling Heavy Bombers going on a 25-7 start in the first quarter and never looking back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I think we played good defense today and the players executed our game plan well,” said Aban in Filipino. “The players were tuned in even into the smallest of details.”“I told them that they clearly wanted this win.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Father, son jailed for 85 years for killing accountant

first_imgFifty-four-year-old Sukhdeo Dharamdat called “Toney” and his 25-year-old son, Eshwardat Dharamdat called “Bruddow” were on Tuesday sentenced to a total of 85 years in prison for the murder of Suresh Nandkishore called “Ravo”, which occurred on February 3, 2015, at Handsome Tree Mahaica, East Coast Demerara.Jailed: Eshwardat Dharamdat (left) and his father Sukhdeo DharamdatThe father and son were on trial before Justice Navindra Singh at the Demerara High Court. During the trial, the court heard that the duo and the deceased were involved in a confrontation regarding the erection of a fence on a plot of land.There was a confrontation which led to the two accused attacking the victim, his brother and father. During the attack, Nandkishore received head injuries and later died, while his father was knocked unconscious and his brother received bodily injuries.The two were initially charged jointly with Chaitram Dharamdat, Sukhdeo Dharamdat’s younger son. However, the younger Dharamdat died during the Camp Street Prison fire in 2017.In court on Tuesday, Sukhdeo Dharamdat was sentenced to 65 years for the capital offence of murder while his son was sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter, after being previously found guilty of the respective offences by a 12-member jury.Dead: Suresh NandkishoreBoth accused were represented by Attorneys-at-Law Pamela DaSantos, Brandon DaSantos and Alanna Lall while the State was represented by Prosecutors Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed.Sentencing was set for Tuesday to facilitate a probation report. This report revealed that the older Dharamdat (Sukhdeo) was described by neighbours and relatives as a bully, the report went on to say that the accused was covetous, especially when it comes to land ownership.Meanwhile, during the sentencing, Justice Singh stated that according to the probation report, the younger Dharamdat (Eshwardat), who expressed remorse for the incident, was not a bad person, rather, it is his father that is of negative influence.During the sentencing, Justice Singh initially give a 60-year sentence to the father, but added another 10 years for lack of remorse. He also subtracted five years for the probation report. On the other hand, his son was given a 30-year sentence from which a total of 10 years was deducted for expressing remorse and the probation report. The High Court judge also ordered that the time the duo spent on remand awaiting trial be deducted from their sentence.Reports stated that on the day in question, the deceased, his father, Bhopaul Nandkishore, and brother, Parmanand, were erecting a fence on their plot of land when they were approached by the Dharamdats and a heated argument ensued.The victims tried to avoid any further exchange of words by walking away but the Dharamdats did not gave up so easily. They reportedly armed themselves with the posts that were being used for the fence and attacked the victims during which the now dead man received lashes to his head, and his brother and father were also beaten with the weapon.The victim’s brother, Parmanand, managed to escape and seek help for his father and brother. However, the victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).last_img read more

GBA medal haul reaches 12

first_imgCaribbean Regional Badminton Confederation 2018– Priyanna Ramdhani takes gold againThe Guyana Badminton Association (GBA) will be very content on their trip home, as they will have 12 medals to show for the hard work they have put in over the past three weeks.Priyanna Ramdhani and Mishka Beharry display their medals in the Under 17 and Under 11 championshipsThe Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) championships which served off on the August 17 with the Under 19 category, saw some of Guyana’s top players showcasing extraordinary talent and skill. What made the trip even more gratifying is that fact that it is the first year of participation for many of the players.After Priyanna Ramdhani’s haul in the Under 19 competition, the 16 year old went on to dominate the Senior category and made her last and most successful stop in the Under 17 tournament this week.The podium was indeed Ramdhani’s second home this week as she first copped gold in the Girls doubles division based on points.In the Under 17 girl’s singles final, Ramdhani met with and defeated Suriname’s Chaista Soemodipoero in straight sets 21-6, 21-7 to cop her second gold in the competition.The third time was a charm for the teenager as she entered the girl’s mixed doubles competition with her Trinidadian partner Vance Juteram. The duo completed two straight set of 21-15, 21-7 against Jair Naipal & Erisa Bleau of Suriname to take the final gold medal.After having medaled in the Under 17, Under 19 and Senior championships Priyanna Ramdhani’s performance can be considered as one of the best in the entire CAREBACO competition for 2018.The GBA has expressed extreme happiness with the performance of their players given that it is first time they are playing and medaled in the Seniors International and also it is also the first time they won the Under-19 International.last_img read more

Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

first_img0Shares0000Neymar leaves Brazil’s training session with team physio Bruno Mazziotti© AFP Adrian DENNISSOCHI, Russia, June 19 – Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.“Neymar came out of training today with a painful right ankle,” said Vinicius Rodrigues, a spokesman for the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). He put the the knock down to the number of fouls Neymar received in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don in Brazil’s opening Group E outing.Neymar had not taken part in training on Monday, as the side returned to their base in Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast.Rodrigues said the problem concerned the Paris Saint-Germain star’s ankle and not the foot he fractured in February, an injury that forced him to miss the rest of the club campaign.“As soon as he felt the pain he went to the physio. He will stay there for today and tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, and will train as normal tomorrow,” added Rodrigues.Brazil are then due to travel to Saint Petersburg, where they will play Friday’s game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Buncrana is blooming great after winning ‘pollinator’ award

first_imgBuncrana Tidy Towns has won the regional ‘Tidy Towns’ Local Authority Pollinator Award for the North West & West Region in the Large Town Category for its pollinator project. The winners were announced at the National Tidy Towns Awards in The Helix, Dublin City University today.Since 2016, Local Authority Heritage Offices & Biodiversity Offices in partnership with the National Biodiversity Data Centre have sponsored an annual Local Authority Pollinator Award as part of the ‘Tidy Towns’ competition. Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer, explained “The focus of the award is on biodiversity and the crucial role that the declining population of Irish bees play in the pollination of our plants, trees and vegetables. The award encourages local groups to implement pollinator-friendly actions in their towns and villages.“The award contributes to the achievement of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Among the measures implemented by Buncrana Tidy Towns were selective mowing, the planting of pollinator-friendly plants, the installation of bee boxes/hotels, the erection of signage highlighting areas managed for biodiversity and the delivery of public talks on wildlife.”There was a great response this year with 70 applications nationwide from 24 counties; a 20% increase on the number of entries from last year. The standard of the applications was very high. Like the other regional award winners, Buncrana Tidy Towns will collect a €1,000 prize.There is an annual prize of a national winner and four regional award winners in two categories and other winners included Maynooth, Carrigaline, Clonmel, Askeaton, Ballycanew and Ballintubber. Geashill, County Offaly won one of the regional prizes and the overall national prize.The ‘Tidy Towns’ regional awards ceremonies will also take place in October and November. For more information, visit www.tidytowns.ieBuncrana is blooming great after winning ‘pollinator’ award was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:buncranapollinator awardtidy townslast_img read more

QPR man unsure of future

first_imgOut-of-favour QPR striker Rob Hulse says he has not been told whether he will be made available for transfer before the new season starts.Hulse, whose Rangers contract has another year to run, was left out of the pre-season tour of Asia and has dropped further down the pecking order of forwards at Loftus Road.But the 32-year-old has been given no formal indication of the club’s plans for him.He said: “Obviously when you’re not included [in the Asia tour] it’s pretty clear that you’re not part of things.“But the club have said nothing to me and I’m just focusing on getting fit for the start of the season and seeing what happens.“To be honest I’ve not thought too much about my future. My priority is to get a decent pre-season and then take it from there.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

John McCain & The Wall St. Journal Should Not Determine the Future of the Internet

first_imgA bipartisan bill limiting what companies can do with online user activity and profile data may be introduced tomorrow by Senators John McCain and John Kerry, according to reporting first in the Wall St. Journal and then today on marketing news site Clickz. The Journal’s Julia Angwin, citing anonymous sources, reports that the bill will require that sharing of user data between companies be opted-into by users and that users be able to see what data about them is being shared.That might not sound so bad on the surface, but in a new world of fast-developing technology – it’s good to think hard before making laws based on what might seem like common sense. The internet is a young thing and legislation like this could cut deep. Leadership on the issue from John McCain, who less than 3 years ago thought it appropriate to run for the Presidency without ever having used the internet before, seems particularly inappropriate. This is an issue that needs to be looked at from a pro-technology perspective, at least in part.Data flying from point to point, out of your sight, only somewhat under your control, until magic happens – isn’t that the nature of the Internet? And isn’t using it at all opting-in to redistribution of data? That might be too philosophical. There’s a practical story here of old-fashioned invention, too.Websites “spying” on you? That’s so 2001. The European Union this week singed a privacy and data protection plan for offline objects now being tracked with RFID chips. That’s some good privacy talk!Requiring opt-in, instead of opt-out, for data sharing would likely greatly reduce the amount of user data available for sharing, analysis and use in creating new software and services. While unpoliced data sharing clearly frightens many people (where are the victims of these crimes?) – the consequences of stifling data sharing by industry are more tangible. [Note that data privacy violations can harm real people but there’s a difference between showing private info to other individual people and machines processing personal info in bulk. It’s not the mysterious machines to be afraid of, it’s the real-live creeps you actually know.]“These regulations,” says leading social network data hacker and ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden, “will deter startups from building new tools like Mint.com or Rapportive, while the big corporations can devote whole departments to working around any new rules.”Handling a Tidal WaveThe consequences of such legal action are hard to foresee. “The tricky question is, what is Personally Identifiable Information?” says Warden. “Everyone wants to just regulate names, addresses, etc. but since you can deanonymize almost any user-generated data set, and derive that information…any regulations will end up affecting far more applications than you might expect.”Indeed, data is widely expected to become one of the key factors in the future of economic and social development. And so much data is personal. (There’s a whole lot of personal data about all of us collected and shared off-line too, at the grocery store for example, or in direct marketing databases – but that’s not the subject of so much ire.) This is a common theme here on this blog. The example I’ve offered most commonly in calling for data to flow as freely as possible is the history of what’s called real estate redlining. In the 1960s, when both U.S. Census information and real estate mortgage loan information were made available for bulk analysis, it was proven that banks around the U.S. were discriminating against home loan applicants in traditionally African American neighborhoods.That was a big deal and I suspect that there are patterns of comparable importance, both positive and negative, hiding in the huge flowing river of online user data.Dr. Dirk Helbing, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, chairs the team building a project called the Living Earth Simulator (LES), a massive data project aiming to simulate as much natural and social activity on earth as possible. Those simulations, to be carried out on a scale inspired by the Large Hadron Collider, would aim to discover all kinds of patterns hidden in the mass of human and ecological data, including social network data.Here’s how he explains the importance of data analysis for pattern recognition. “Many problems we have today – including social and economic instabilities, wars, disease spreading – are related to human behavior, but there is apparently a serious lack of understanding regarding how society and the economy work,” he says. “Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century.“Data analysis uncovered systematic racial discrimination in housing loans in the 1960’s. In the future, analysis of the incredible living census that is our internet data could be used to discover patterns and opportunities relevant to global warming, overpopulation, the spread of disease and the fact that the world today is an awful, unfair mess.Setting the ToneThe US Federal Government, in discussing the issues around online data and privacy, always mentions the need when taking government action regarding privacy to safeguard the incredible potential for innovation in all this data.The Wall St. Journal’s extensive reports on these matters make no such effort. It’s remarkable that the paper of record for capitalism makes no serious gesture in its reporting on data privacy to recognize the incredible economic engine that is online data. Instead, the publication’s tone is fear-mongering and self-congratulatory. (A code on Ashley’s computer knows that she likes the movie The Princess Bride and that information is sold to other companies for 1/10 of 1 cent…’Well, I like to think I have some mystery left to me,” Ashley says, “but apparently not!” Poor woman! No mystery left!)I hope that McCain and Kerry don’t introduce a bill requiring online user data sharing to be opt-in only. If they do, I hope there’s a lot more conversation and learning than there is legislating.No one puts it better than the US Department of Commerce. That body said the following in its announcement of the new Federal Privacy Policy Office in December:Strong commercial data privacy protections are critical to ensuring that the Internet fulfills its social and economic potential. Our increasing use of the Internet generates voluminous and detailed flows of personal information from an expanding array of devices.Some uses of personal information are essential to delivering services and applications over the Internet. Others support the digital economy, as is the case with personalized advertising. Some commercial data practices, however, may fail to meet consumers’ expectations of privacy; and there is evidence that consumers may lack adequate information about these practices to make informed choices. This misalignment can undermine consumer trust and inhibit the adoption of new services. It can also create legal and practical uncertainty for companies. Strengthening the commercial data privacy framework is thus a widely shared interest.However, it is important that we examine whether the existing policy framework has resulted in rules that are clear and sufficient to protect personal data in the commercial context.The government can coordinate this process, not necessarily by acting as a regulator, but rather as a convener of the many stakeholders–industry, civil society, academia–that share our interest in strengthening commercial data privacy protections. The Department of Commerce has successfully convened multi-stakeholder groups to develop and implement other aspects of Internet policy. Domain Name System (DNS) governance provides a prominent example of the Department’s ability to implement policy using this model.Convening multi-stakeholder conversations between diverse industry and other experts. That sounds like a much better idea than passing laws that cut so deep, here so close to the dawn of the internet. marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#Data Services#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Protest against proposed bird sanctuary in Manipur

first_imgThe Manipur government’s plan to set up a bird sanctuary at the Loktak lake in Bishnupur district has met with stiff opposition from the villagers in nearby areas.A large number of residents of Thingnunggei village took out a massive procession against the government’s proposal on Sunday.“The villagers of Thingnunggei are poor and they have no other means of earning a livelihood except for catching fish and plucking vegetables from the lake. If fishing is banned in the lake, the villagers would starve. We are all for protection of birds, most of whom are migratory, but the new scheme should not be implemented at the cost of the poor villagers,” said one of the protesters.Declining number Thousands of migratory birds flock to the Loktak lake, the largest freshwater lake in north-eastern India, every year. However, in the past few years there has been a sharp decline in the number of migratory birds coming to the lake.Reports indicate that bird poachers are active in the area, targeting the winged guests. Officials of the forest department’s wildlife wing say in view of the widespread bird poaching at the lake, setting up of the sanctuary is a must. Birdwatchers on the other hand blame human intrusion, bird poaching and hydroelectric power project near the lake for the decline in the number of migratory birds and brow-antlered deer in the Keibul Lamjao national park in the vicinity.Brow-antlered deerSome decades ago, the villagers of the lake islets had agitated against setting up of the Keibul Lamjao National Park, the natural habitat of the endangered brow-antlered deer. They wanted the land demarcated for the park to be made available to them for cultivating paddy.Now, several years later, the latest census suggests that there are only 260 brow-antlered deer in the Keibul Lamjao national park.last_img read more

Entry India Guide Launched at Consulate in New York

first_imgEntry India LLC, in association with the Consulate General of India, New York, launched its guide ‘Entry India’ on September 5, at the Indian Consulate in New York.More than 95 businesses, investors and trade professionals participated in the event which also hosted a panel discussion on ‘Doing Business in India’.Read it at News India Times Related Itemslast_img

Sublime Smith takes Australia to 194/4 at tea,Sublime Smith takes Australia to 194/4 at tea

first_imgMarch 16, 2017 Umesh Yadav celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s Matt Renshaw on the opening day of the third Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. – Reuters COMMENTS COMMENT SHARE Published on Skipper Kohli suffers injury in Ranchi Test × Captain Steven Smith struck a plucky half century to guide Australia to 194 for four at tea on Day One of the third Test against India here today.Smith (80*) was in the middle alongside comeback man Glenn Maxwell (19*) in a session where Australia scored 85 runs in 30 overs at the loss of Peter Handscomb (19).It was a less productive session for the hosts, who had taken three crucial wickets in the first two hours of play, reducing the visitors to 109 for three.Ajinkya Rahane was the stand-in captain in the middle as Virat Kohli missed majority of the second session after hurting his shoulder with an awkward dive in the morning.Trying to save a boundary at deep midwicket in the 40th over, Kohli landed heavily on the fast and hard outfield of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium Complex.Such was the impact that he had difficulty in standing up and was seen grimacing in pain, clutching his right shoulder to be rushed out of the field immediately.However, it was a memorable outing for rival skipper Smith, who became the third fastest batsman in terms of matches played to complete 5,000 Test runs in his 53rd Test.Sir Don Bradman had reached the milestone in his 36th Test, while Sunil Gavaskar took 52 matches to get past 5,000.Smith went about his job as usual on way to his 21st half-century and shared an undefeated 54-run partnership with Maxwell.Umesh looked the most impressive Indian bowler and gave the the only breakthrough of the session when he trapped Handscomb LBW with a brilliant inswinging yorker.After Handscomb’s departure, Smith found a fine ally in Maxwell.Earlier, Smith won a fine toss as their openers Matt Renshaw and David Warner played with a positive intent and cruised to 50 for no loss in 9.3 overs.But after spin was introduced at both ends in the 10th over, Ravindra Jadeja (1/49) struck in his first over with Warner (19) offering a simple return catch to the left-arm spinner.Renshaw’s first 24 runs came only in boundaries as once he cleared a fielder the ball would race past the rope.The seventh over and Ashwin came in with his ‘bunny’ Warner at the opposite end.At the other end, Warner took his time and hit his first boundary after 22 balls with an elegant cover drive off Yadav.With Warner looking to break free, Kohli employed spin attack at both ends and Jadeja was welcomed by the Aussie vice-captain with another crunching drive.The next ball, a juicy full-toss and Warner offered Jadeja a return catch for the first breakthrough for India.center_img null Jadeja’s five-wicket haul limits Australia to 451 Umesh Yadav celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s Matt Renshaw on the opening day of the third Test match at the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium in Ranchi on Thursday. – Reuters Pujara’s defiant century guides India to 360 for six cricket RELATED SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more