UAAP commended for helping promote 3×3 basketball

first_imgThis year’s UAAP 3×3 tournament was hosted by Far Eastern University. Ateneo and National University ruled the men’s and women’s division, respectively.“This year’s iteration, may I say a smashing success – so much so that we definitely need a bigger venue next year,” said UAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag. “From the players, the media coverage and most importantly the fans, Season 81 3×3 did not lack in star power. The UAAP is definitely looking at making 3×3 a regular event.”Led by Thirdy Ravena and Angelo Kouame, the Blue Eagles beat University of Santo Tomas, 19-13, in the men’s 3×3 finals.The Lady Bulldogs, on the other hand, were merciless in handing Adamson a 21-3 beatdown in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The alignment forged by the UAAP 3×3 organizers with the SBP is what we’ve been actively espousing. We are very pleased that the UAAP 3×3 with their 3×3 commissioner Xavier Nunag and SBP 3×3 program head Ronnie Magsanoc were able to establish a strong link and partnership that benefitted our country in our goal to generate as many points as possible,” said Panlilio.Panlilio is referring to the Philippines’ bid to earn an Olympic 3-on-3 slot via ranking points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsEach 3-on-3 tournament held in the country earns points and helps our bid.“Remember that 3×3 is now an Olympic sport and that’s why I am calling on all independent 3×3 event organizers to align with coach Ronnie so that they can be guided accordingly on the correct formula in running their respective tournaments,” said Panlilio. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, led by its president Al Panlilio, commended the UAAP for its successful staging of the 3×3 tournament on March 2 and 3 at Ayala Malls Feliz in Pasig City.Panlilio expressed his gratitude to the UAAP for helping the SBP in promoting 3-on-3 basketball, which is one of the fast growing sports today.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FIFA: Gulf nations must restore ties with Qatar to join hosting of World Cuplast_img read more

A Stern lesson

first_imgMe and my kids built a QPR snowman last weekend. We decided against calling it ‘Cisse’ after figuring it would probably take longer than 33 minutes to go into meltdown.The French striker certainly didn’t live up to his surname, shaking Roger Johnson firmly by the throat after the Wolves defender had chopped him down in mid-flight.Much was made of how Cisse’s impulsive reaction was a result of suffering two broken legs in the past.“As Abramovich was pictured standing over a nervous looking Andre Villas-Boas, all that was missing was a black cloak and a large scythe.”It reminded me of my marvellously-named old maths teacher, Mr Stern.A wartime submarine operative, every time he heard the phrase ‘Hit the deck!’ he would instinctively throw himself to the floor.The old boy shared this little secret with us in an off-guard moment and quickly began to wish he hadn’t after spending the rest of our lessons that term picking himself up.In the case of Cisse, you’d have to keep your wits about you if you were behind him in the supermarket – the merest of nudges with your trolley and you’d be picking up your teeth with broken fingers.It had all been going swimmingly up until the Frenchman’s unscheduled departure, then Wolves took a leaf out of his book and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck to take a vital three points back to the Black Country.I can’t remember the last time I felt quite so miserable leaving Loftus Road – made worse by the fact I was with my little one so had to be content with shouting obscenities in my head, while reassuring her it wasn’t the end of the world.Thankfully within half an hour of getting back, she looked out of the window and uttered those three little words guaranteed to make you forget all your troubles in an instant.. ”It’s snowing, Daddy!”Back in business.Aside from Bobby Zamora’s debut goal, the only other bright note for Rangers fans was the late cameo by Adel Taarabt, back to his mercurial best as he dictated play and peppered Wayne Hennessy’s goal with thunderbolts.With all the marquee signings and his unrewarding trip to Africa, Taarabt was in danger of becoming a forgotten man but he could yet hold the key to QPR’s survival hopes.When the Moroccan was going through a bad patch earlier this season, Joey Barton said: “I came here and was told he was a genius. I have yet to see it.”After Taarabt’s weekend masterclass, the QPR skipper remained curiously tight-lipped, preferring instead to wade into the John Terry row, picking fights with journalists and vowing to go to jail and become a martyr in the name of free speech. So, a typical week in other words.Of course everything in the football world was overshadowed by the resignation of England boss Fabio Capello and the acquittal of Harry Redknapp – the second and third biggest stories of the week after Kop Cat.Redknapp was immediately installed as favourite to land the national job – encapsulated by The Sun headline above a picture of him and the Italian – ‘Arryvederci!’Capello’s demise came after his furious public reaction to the FA’s sacking of his captain John Terry over the alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in April.Chelsea fans have refused to acknowledge their skipper’s England demotion, chanting “There’s only one England captain”, during the thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United at the Bridge on Sunday.The match itself was arguably the game of the season, with Chelsea racing into a three-goal lead, including a corker from Juan Mata, before Howard Webb finally remembered he was a United fan (I’m joking) and helped to even things up by awarding a couple of penalties.He’s behind you…Before the game, Sir Alex Ferguson gave a pre-match interview while bizarrely dressed in a white polo neck jumper. I was half expecting him to turn to the camera and say: “Welcome to Jazz Club…Nice!”Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reacted to the latest setback by putting in an appearance at the Blues’ training ground.As Abramovich was pictured standing over a nervous looking Andre Villas-Boas, all that was missing was a black cloak and a large scythe.As for the other Manchester-west London clash, City were too strong for Fulham, sweeping Martin Jol’s team aside 3-0.At one stage the flakes were falling so hard at the Etihad there was a danger the game might be called off – until they spotted Mohammed Al-Fayed crouched behind the advertising boards with a portable snow machine.Brentford’s game against Preston didn’t make the cut and further snow on Thursday night put paid to this weekend’s clash with Oldham, leaving frustrated fans on the Griffin Park Grapevine forum forced to make their own entertainment.After exhausting favourite crisp flavours they moved on to how things are different now to the olden days.Supermarkets and squad rotation figured highly but I quite liked ‘Christmas being spoken about before December’ and ‘kids no longer calling their parents’ friends Auntie and Uncle’.Nostalgia, eh? It’s not what it used to be.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 1 Schalke 1 – Blues rattled by Huntelaar equaliser

first_imgKlaas-Jan Huntelaar netted a 62nd-minute equaliser for Schalke at Stamford Bridge.Cesc Fabregas’ first goal for Chelsea had given them a flying start in their opening Champions League game.Fabregas struck in the 11th minute when he found Eden Hazard on the left and then collected the Belgian’s pass before steering his shot beyond keeper Ralf Fährmann.Schalke were unhappy because Fabregas appeared to foul Max Meyer before scoring, but the tables were turned in the second half because Chelsea felt the Spaniard was fouled in the build-up to Huntelaar’s leveller.After Fabregas was bundled off the ball, Julian Draxler burst downfield and picked out skipper Huntelaar, who fired into the bottom corner.It came against the run of play as Chelsea appeared to be in control.They made a bright start and Ramires should have put them ahead but miscued after being found by Didier Drogba.After the opener, Hazard’s low shot was blocked before Fabregas might have scored a second but blazed over following great work on the right by Branislav Ivanovic.At the other end, Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois did well when he was finally called upon, palming away an effort from former Tottenham man Kevin-Prince Boateng.And in the final minute of the first half, Draxler missed a great chance for the German side when he shot wide of the far post.Drogba recovered from an ankle problem in time for the match and is making his first start since returning to the Bridge, while summer signing Filipe Luis was handed his full debut.Drogba looked set to score with a tap-in early in the second half but the Ivorian failed to make contact with Willian’s excellent ball into the danger area.And he missed another chance shortly before Schalke’s equaliser, dragging a shot wide after being put through by Hazard.Oscar has been sent on in place of Ramires as Chelsea look to regain the lead.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires (Oscar 67), Willian, Hazard; Drogba.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Remy, Costa.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

World Cup boost to SA advertising

first_imgNike launched a major ad campaign thatallows fans to celebrate their favouriteplayers.(Image: CONTACTS• John WolfeGroup [email protected] ARTICLES• Business school to expand in Africa• World Cup mobisite launched• Capitec gets nod from Swiss• SA chocolates for all Oscar starsNosimilo RamelaThe South African advertising industry looks set for a R1.7-billion (US$221-million) increase this year as major sports brands invest millions in marketing targeting World Cup fans.Part of this is a major new ad campaign by global sports brand Nike, in direct competition to World Cup sponsor Adidas. The campaign, announced on 23 June, it has Facebook and Twitter messages sent by football fans displayed on a giant electronic screen alongside digital images of football stars signed to the brand.This super-ad appears on Africa’s largest digital advertising screen on the Life Centre building in Johannesburg. Soaring above the downtown area the 30-storey, 138-metre-high building is one of the city’s most iconic structures.Covering two sides of the building adorn are 90-metre-tall images of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robinho which, together, are the size of half a football field. The fourth-tallest in Johannesburg, the Life Centre is visible from across the city – prime advertising real estate.Nike is encouraging sports fans from around the world to submit special messages to inspire their favourite players. A hundred messages will be chosen each night and transformed into animation on the digital screen. When a fan’s message is chosen they are sent a notification with a picture of the headline and the animation created from it.One of the first people to post a message was Anton Ferdinand, brother of England captain Rio Ferdinand. The message – “Believe to achieve” – will be accompanied by an image of England star Wayne Rooney.The campaign is part of Nike’s Write the Future campaign launched for the 2010 World Cup. The Write the Future video has gone seriously vial on YouTube, with over 32-million views since its launch in May.Rising from the downturnThe recent global economic recession shrank South Africa’s economy to only 0.4% year-on-year growth in 2009, according to Group M, WPP’s combined media buying operation. This was a heavy blow for the county’s fast growing advertising industry which had benefited from double-digit growth for the previous eight years.South Africa’s hosting of the World Cup has seen Group M double its original growth forecast for 2010 from 3% to 6.8%. The country is now predicted to fetch in an estimated R1.7-billion ($221-million) more in advertising this year than in 2009.Television advertising alone is expected to be up by R153-million ($2-billion), a 10% year-on-year growth. “Despite the World Cup being one of the most predictable events for media growth, we were pleased to double our ad growth forecast to 7% this year, driven by TV,” said Adam Smith, director of Group M. “This is an unusually TV-dominated ad economy, which creates lots of leverage around sporting events.”Internet advertising is anticipated to be up R145-million ($19-million), a 20% increase.last_img read more

Fungicide on soybeans a good call in 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every harvest season can have a valuable lesson or two that a farmer will use to grow an even better crop in future years. According to DuPont Pioneer Account Manager Troy Putnam, the major takeaway after the 2018 growing season, which saw very heavy insect and disease pressure, was that a fungicide application on soybeans was a good move. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

LG Launches World’s First 3D Smartphone, Verdict: Not Bad

first_imgLG Optimus Pad, a (Sorta) 3D Tablet to Complement the PhoneThe new smartphone is a much better device that the half-baked 3D LG Optimus Pad, the 3D phone’s tablet counterpart. First of all, why would you want to record 3D from your tablet to begin with? The funny answer from the LG rep at the booth: “because you can?” Uh, OK.More importantly, the 3D tablet can’t play back 3D video – instead it just shows the 2 videos side-by-side. LG would have been better off selling the tablet as a good medium-sized Honeycomb device (bigger than the Galaxy Tab, smaller than the iPad), without bothering with the 3D tech. If it doesn’t have 3D video viewing, what’s the point of calling it a 3D tablet?Lead image credit: Engadget Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … sarah perezcenter_img The biggest surprise with the Optimus 3D is how completely not awful it is. That’s not to be unkind, but when a company launches the “world’s first” anything, you sort of expect a halfway viable product. Instead, the Optimus’ 3D video ran well enough, we’d say – the 3D videos seemed fast, without major lagging. It was an engrossing experience when watching the video demos or when lining up that perfect shot in a 3D golf game. There was a narrow “sweet spot” for 3D viewing, however – holding the device at even a slight angle could disrupt the 3D effects.Of course, 3D comes with a big downside too: headaches. In fact, when showing off the 3D adjustment slider – a feature that lets you incrementally increase or decrease the 3D effects through a touchscreen widget – an LG rep told us that “everyone will get a headache from 3D within 5 minutes.” We’re not exactly sure that’s true, but the overall point is valid. 3D may be here at last, and glasses-free too, but it’s not perfect by any means. The technology will affect different people in different ways. Some may get headaches immediately when toying with 3D phones like this, while others could probably handle a 30 minute gaming session without ever noticing negative side effects. As they say: “your mileage may vary.”The LG phone also takes advantage of the 3D feature in its application launcher, something which operators love, we’re told, because it’s a great way to really sell the phone’s abilities. This feature lets you flip through app shortcuts to things like the Photo Gallery and the 3D YouTube app from a 3D carousel interface. It’s fun, but it also feels a bit gimmicky too. Fortunately, it’s not the only way to launch apps – you can still tap their homescreen icons too.As far as the device itself, it’s a little bulky, but not too bad, with a 4.3-inch WVGA glasses-free 3D display, a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4430 processor, two 5-megapixel cameras set 24 mm apart, plus support for connectivity options like HDMI and DLNA.Until reviewers can get hands-on with these devices, we can’t quantify the impact to the mobile device’s battery when using 3D. But an LG rep pointed out that the 3D file sizes are the same as their 2D counterparts and that the only burden to the battery is when the 2nd camera is activated during recording and when the 3D screen is activated for 3D content viewing. Neither action has a dramatic impact on battery life, he said. We’ll see. At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG launched the first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D. With its dual camera system, the phone doesn’t just support 3D video playback – it records in 3D too. Forget Avatar – you can now film baby’s first steps in 3D! And thanks to a partnership with YouTube, those 3D home movies can be posted directly to YouTube where they can be viewed in 3D right from your handset itself. Or, via an HDMI connection, they can be streamed to any 3D TV, too.LG Optimus 3D: Not Too Bad, Actually Tags:#Android#mobile#news The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Man booked for giving triple talaq in Muzaffarnagar

first_imgA man was booked for allegedly giving instant triple talaq to his wife over dowry in Sujru village here, police said on September 3. A case was registered against Aftab and his five family members under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, SHO of Kotwali police station Anil Kapervan said. According to the complaint lodged by the victim, she was harassed over dowry and when their demands were not met, Aftab gave instant triple talaq to her. She also alleged that Aftab left her at her parent’s home after beating her. The couple got married three years ago, the officer said.last_img

Woman testifies exgymnastics coach kissed her on the lips when she was

first_imgSARNIA, Ont. – A woman who accused her former gymnastics coach of sexual assault told his trial on Tuesday that the man controlled every aspect of her life when she was training with him as a teenager.The complainant, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, testified that Dave Brubaker would routinely kiss her on the lips to say hello and goodbye, starting when she was 12 years old.“I would say that at the time, Dave had full control over everything — what time I went to bed, what I ate, how I did my hair,” she said at the judge-alone trial taking place in Sarnia, Ont. “Whatever he said, went. I had full trust in him.”The woman, who is now in her 30s, said Brubaker would pick her up from school, and take her to his house where he occasionally would spoon her in bed and tickle her belly, before driving her to practice. She also alleged there were times when he touched her inappropriately during sports massages.She said she feared the coach would punish her in the gym if she denied his advances.Brubaker, 55, has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual assault and one count of invitation to sexual touching related to the alleged incidents involving the teenaged gymnast between 2000 and 2007.He was initially charged with 10 sexual offences last December and was placed on administrative leave by Gymnastics Canada, where he had served as director of the women’s national team, but the number of charges were reduced Tuesday at the beginning of his trial.Court heard a few minutes of an interview Brubaker gave to police, which the trial judge will determine whether to include as evidence in the case. In it, Brubaker maintained that his relationship with the girls he coached was innocent.“It wasn’t a power trip,” he said in the clip. “I do admit that I liked the girls at that moment. It wasn’t in a sexual way.”Brubaker also told police he knew “something was coming” after another gymnastics coach was suspended weeks earlier over allegations of sexual misconduct. He said he understood that he’d never coach again.“I know that because it’s happening on Facebook with everybody saying ‘me too,” he said.The complainant in the case, who was the first witness to testify, alleged the spooning incidents involving Brubaker started when she was in high school and continued until she quit gymnastics at 19.“I remember feeling like bugs were crawling under my skin,” she said. “I was very uncomfortable. And sick to my stomach.”She said Brubaker would regularly massage her body to relieve her of soreness. Sometimes, she told the court, those massages made her uncomfortable, like when Brubaker would massage her upper thigh, under her underwear.Several times, he massaged around her pubic area, she said. On other instances, he would touch her buttocks while hugging her goodbye.When questioned by the defence, the woman acknowledged telling investigators that she didn’t think Brubaker’s hands went under her underwear on purpose. She also said it was not uncommon for gymnasts to receive massages.Brubaker’s defence lawyer, Patrick Ducharme, noted that the woman could not remember which hand his client used to touch her buttocks. He also noted that the officer who investigated Brubaker was related to the woman, and was the best man in her wedding.The woman told the court that she intentionally hurt herself and quit gymnastics when she was 19 because she could no longer handle the pressures of her relationship with Brubaker. She coached for a year after that, she said, but avoided contact with Brubaker when possible.Ducharme suggested that the woman hurt herself and quit gymnastics around the same time that she realized she wouldn’t make it to the Olympics.“That must have put a tremendous strain on you,” he said.Another former competitive gymnast who trained under Brubaker testified later Tuesday that her former coach suggested his trainees kiss him and his wife — also a gymnastics coach — on the cheek as a sign of respect.She noted, however, that for several years, the only gymnast she saw kissing Brubaker on the lips was the complainant.The second woman also said she saw Brubaker massaging the complainant in her underwear, before turning to her and saying “you’re next.”“I remember thinking, ‘I’m not comfortable being massaged in my underwear,’ so I went into my room and put on tights,” she said.The charges against Brubaker, who was Canada’s head gymnastics coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics, came at a watershed moment for gymnastics in Canada.Earlier that month, Gymnastics Canada suspended Edmonton-based coach Michel Arsenault over allegations he sexually abused at least three gymnasts in Quebec when they were minors in the 1980s and early ’90s. In January, a Mississauga, Ont.-based gymnastics coach was charged over allegations he sexually abused a 15-year-old girl over a four-year period.last_img read more