Arellano kicks off home-and-away format, hosts dangerous San Sebastian

first_imgArellano U coach Jerry Codiñera feels having home court advantage under the new format of NCAA Season 93 could be a double-edged sword.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer The Stags pushed the Red Lions to the limit before fading down the stretch in a 76-67 loss last Saturday.But there were plenty of encouraging signs for coach Egay Macaraya as Michael Calisaan, RK Ilagan and Enzo Navarro worked well together for large parts of the game, giving the Stags a boost on both ends of the floor.Still, their efforts were not enough to lift the Stags, who got outrebounded, 54-32, by the Lions.“The character of the players is there,” said Macaraya. “We don’t have the tallest of players but the energy and effort is there. We’re going to get better as the season goes on.”The Stags will have to deal with fleet-footed guard Kent Salado, who led the Chiefs with 24 points against the Cardinals.ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “We can’t take them (Stags) for granted,” said Salado.The San Sebastian Staglets and the Junior Chiefs meet in the first game at 2 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blu Girls turn back hosts in Canada Cup While he’s glad that his players will be in familiar territory, the PBA legend turned mentor is also wary that the same scenario could throw off the players and make them overconfident.That’s why he’s quick to remind his Chiefs to maximize that advantage when they host the San Sebastian Stags at 4 p.m. Thursday at Arellano Gym in Manila.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It helps to have home court advantage because we’re familiar with the gym and we have to utilize that,” said Codiñera, whose Chiefs prevailed over the Mapua Cardinals, 91-82, last Saturday.“But we shouldn’t bank on our home court alone. We have to outwork them too because we know what San Sebastian is capable of especially after watching them give San Beda problems.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission View commentslast_img read more


first_img(REOPENS DEL 16) (REOPENS DEL 16) “Ever since I have made a comeback, I think I have been the top scorer. My average is around 35 in this format so you would not have asked me this if you did your homework. However, I still respect you,” Malik said. Insisting that all is well between him and his captain, Malik said the team wants to do well for Afridi who is likely to retire post the world event. “Shoaib Malik is the same guy who left captaincy in PSL. He is the same cricketer who left Test cricket for youngsters. We all know that it is lalas (Afridi) last World Cup. I respect him the way I respect Inzaman bhai, Wasim (Akram) bhai and Waqar (Younis) bhai and all these cricketers. He is like an elder brother and I have learnt a lot from him,” he said. “Nobody will be happier if we do well for him in the World Cup. When you lose there is bound to speculation. All this talk is baseless, useless. We are one a as a team and we will try to win,” he said. On coach Waqar saying that the team doesnt deserve to be in the semifinals, Malik said: “when the team loses, even a wise person makes statement like these. All I can say is that we will give our hundred percent tomorrow and we are looking to win”. Malik has made several comebacks into the national side. So while talking about his future, Mailk said he is committed to carry on till the 2019 50-over World Cup. “I want to play till the 2019 World Cup and after that whatever the almighty has in store for me.” Asked compare the winning squad of 2009 with the current lot in India, Malik said: “Skill wise this team is much better but professionalism wise the 2009 team was better. ” He further revealed that team was following Indias match against Bangladesh closely. “We wanted Bangladesh to win. Not because we dont like India but because we want to see ourselves in the tournament.” PTI BS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Why Serbia are rooting for England vs Croatia in semifinal

first_imgWhen England face Croatia in the semi-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday and the ‘Three Lions’ find will find Serbian support in their corner.Serbia were knocked out of the group stage by Switzerland and many Serbs have taken to social media to pledge support for England.The bloody history between Serbia and Croatia dates back to 1991 when more than 20,000 Serbians were killed in the war Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia. The war ended in 1995 but even though the relations between the two countries has improved, the tensions remain.”England have no choice but to win. Serbia is with them and once they reach the Final, they got to win. Everything just feels so right. I cannot wait,” Daniel Kostic posted on Twitter.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGE”I’ll never cheer on a team more than that game,” he added.”With Serbia out of the World Cup, my adopted country has my support. Sorry Croatia, love you too but England is my home,” Deanna Duda, a Serbian living in England, tweeted.Tennis star Novak Djokovic, who is Serbian, came under considerable fire for supporting Croatia in the ongoing World Cup.Also read – Croatia coach feels World Cup 2018 team will go down as ‘golden generation’Novak Djokovic posted a photo on his official Facebook page of him flanked by Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic.”Happy to meet nice guys and great football players from Croatia National Football Team,” he posted. “I am backing Croatia… I know who I would like to lift the trophy,” he was even quoted by the Serbian media as saying.advertisementThere was immediate backlash with people in the Serbian government.”Only idiots can support Croatia. Aren’t you ashamed Novak?,” tweeted Vladimir Djukanovic of President Aleksandar Vucic’s ruling Serbian Progressive Party.”Djokovic is a national hero and I thank him – but support Croatia, how can he not be ashamed?Also read – Why English fans hearing ‘Football’s Coming Home’ relieves Gareth Southgate”So many Serbs… backed him and yet he supports the country who drove them out,” he added.Djokovic later defended his comments, saying that he believes sport is a “universal language” which erases boundaries between people of different religions, races and nationalities.last_img read more

Quebecor claims rights over sale of embattled Just For Laughs comedy festival

first_imgAdvertisement Quebecor (TSX;QBR.B) filed a request for an injunction in Quebec Superior Court on Wednesday demanding its 2012 partnership deal with the comedy festival be respected. MONTREAL — Media giant Quebecor Inc. is claiming the embattled Montreal-based Just For Laughs company cannot be sold without its consent. Facebook Advertisement Advertisement The sale has been entrusted to RBC Capital Markets, which is the target of Quebecor’s lawsuit. Gilbert Rozon, founder and majority shareholder of Just For Laughs, announced he was selling the company after becoming the subject of numerous allegations last year of sexual harassment and abuse. It claims the agreement gives it a right of first refusal regarding the sale of the company. The president of Just For Laughs, Guylaine Lalonde, said in a statement the company will contest Quebecor’s legal move, which it described as “clearly ill-founded.”She said the sale process is proceeding as normal. Quebecor says it has the right to buy the festival and that if it rejects the asking price, Just for Laughs cannot be sold to a third party for less. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Quebecor claims to have injected more than $45 million into various partnerships and sponsorships in Just For Laughs since it signed the 2012 agreement. Twitterlast_img read more

9 CBI officers get medal in excellence from MHA

first_imgNew Delhi: Nine CBI officers have been given medal for excellence in investigation, a first for the agency, for 2018 by the Union Home Ministry, officials said on Thursday.This award has been given to a total of 101 police officers from across the country, including nine from the Central Bureau of Investigation for the first time after being instituted by the ministry, they said. The winners from the CBI include Deputy Superintendents of Police — Velladurai Navaraju, Seema Pahuja, Roshan Lal Yadav, Ramavtar Yadav, Rajesh Kumar, K Pradeep Kumar and Inspectors Chandrakant Vithal Pujari, Girish Kumar Pradhan and Raman Kumar Shukla, they said. “The objective for institution of the medals for police investigators is to promote high professionalism standards of investigation of crime in the State Police and Central Investigating Agencies in the country and to recognise such excellence in investigation by investigating officers of the Police organisations,” a CBI spokesperson said.last_img read more

Purity of Indian democracy too sacred EC monitoring use of social media

first_imgNew Delhi: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday sounded a warning to social media companies not to allow their platforms to be abused to influence elections, and said the Election Commission is maintaining vigil on the issue. Stating that the purity of Indian democracy is “too sacred”, the minister said while the use of social media for campaigning was okay, platforms should ensure that the data is not abused under any cimcumstances. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Asked if the IT ministry was monitoring the situation, he said the Election Commission (EC) is already monitoring it and also has the power to take action. Prasad said, “the Election Commission is already monitoring it (situation). Let them monitor it…They held a meeting…it is only appropriate and desirable that the EC must monitor, co-ordinate and lay the ground rule for working of social media during elections. “On my side, I can only make this observation that the purity of Indian democracy is too sacred, and social media please ensure that the data is not abused to influence election. If someone wants to use social media for campaigning I have no problem.” Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The comments come a day after the social media intermediaries and the internet and mobile association Tuesday told the Election Commission that they would shortly come up with a draft ‘code of ethics’ for the industry as part of a mechanism to prevent abuse of social media platforms during the Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11. Representatives of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok had been called by the poll panel to discuss the issue of evolving mechanism to prevent abuse on social media platforms. The EC also wanted to ensure that elections are insulated from outside influence. A statement issued by the EC had said the meeting also discussed evolving a ‘notification’ mechanism by social media platforms for acting upon the violations of Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, and preventing misuse of these platforms. Section 126 of the Act prohibits advertising and campaigning on TV and other electronic media during the silent period, which is 48 hours before the end of polling. With ensuing general elections, the Indian government had warned social media platforms of strong action if any attempt was made to influence the country’s electoral process through undesirable means. Over the past few months, social media players and tech firms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google have promised to infuse more transparency into political advertisements on their platforms, and have since announced a slew of measures as part of election integrity efforts.last_img read more