NCAA: Bulanadi erupts for 44 as San Sebastian seals entry to stepladder semis

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? This jewelry designer is also an architect Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Seiko 5 Sports: A Seiko classic sports a new look View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SAN SEBASTIAN 99—Bulanadi 44, Ilagan 22, Capobres 10, Calma 6, Villapando 6, Calahat 6, Tero 3, Sumoda 2, Isidro 0, Cosari 0, Desoyo 0, Altamirano 0.PERPETUAL 94—Charcos 22, Aurin 20, Razon 18, Peralta 10, Adamos 8, Martel 6, Giussani 6, Sevilla 2, Tamayo 2, Lanoy 0, Cuevas 0.Quarters: 27-18, 48-44, 76-65, 99-94ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES MOST READ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers MANILA, Philippines–Allyn Bulanadi erupted with a season-high 44 points as the San Sebastian Stags sealed the final spot in the step-ladder semifinals with a hard-earned 99-94 victory over the Perpetual Altas on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tourney.ADVERTISEMENT Bulanadi, the league’s leading scorer, fired seven threes and had eight rebounds in setting a career high that helped the Stags avoid the complication of going through a qualifying playoff with the Mapua Cardinals in the semis.RK Ilagan drilled five threes and wound up with 22 points for the Stags, who registered an 11-7 win-loss record after the double-round eliminations.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Stags have arranged a semifinal meeting with the third-ranked Letran Knights next week where the winner faces No.2 semis qualifier Lyceum Pirates. The survivor in that tiff with Pirates will advance to the best-of-three championships series with the San Beda Red Lions.Edgar Charcos finished his collegiate career with 21 points and Kim Aurin added 20 for the Altas, who wrapped up their season with a 4-14 record. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Ben Stokes touched as Ashes rival Steve Smith helps him through IPL journey

first_imgEngland all-rounder Ben Stokes says batting tips from Australia captain and IPL team mate Steve Smith was key to helping him improve as a player following a hugely successful debut season in the lucrative Indian Twenty20 tournament.Stokes was named the league’s Most Valuable Player after the tournament ended on Sunday with his 12 wickets and 316 runs in 12 games helping the Rising Pune Supergiant to reach the final before he returned to England for international duty.”I felt like my game has got a lot better, from being able to work with the best players around the world and specialist coaches in that format,” Stokes told British media as he continues preparations for next month’s Champions Trophy.”My bowling has gone up another level, working with Eric Simons, from South Africa (Pune’s bowling coach). Being able to work on those skills for six weeks was a really good thing.”Stokes, however, singled out Pune captain Smith, who he will line up against in the Ashes later this year, for praise after the pair practiced together.”I remember doing a batting session with him, with some power-hitting towards the end,” Stokes said.”The guy I’ll actually be playing against in the Ashes was helping me, something you’d never fathom when we’re playing against each other. The IPL is probably the only place where you would get that.”Stokes did not play in the IPL final, which Pune lost to the Mumbai Indians by one run, as he was recalled to the England squad for a three-match one-day international series against South Africa starting on May 24.advertisementlast_img read more

Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag attend Ashish Nehra’s farewell party

first_imgAshish Nehra’s farewell celebrations continued even after India’s victory over New Zealand in the first T20 international at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Wednesday.Nehra retired from all forms of cricket on November 1 after helping India beat the Kiwis by 53 runs in the first T20I of the three-match series.The 38-year-old was later seen partying hard with India captain Virat Kohli and his former teammate Virender Sehwag in a video which has gone viral on social media.Judging from the video, the party seemed to have been held in Delhi itself as all three cricketers belong from the same state.#ViratKohli at Ashish Nehra’s farewell party. #ThankYouAshishNehra Captains (@dhonikohli_fc) 2 November 2017#ViratKohli at #AshishNehra’s farewell party. Captains (@dhonikohli_fc) 2 November 2017Nehra retired with 235 wickets across formats in international cricket. The 38-year-old bowled his full quota of four overs as the Kiwis attempted to chase down 203 but ended up with 149 for 8 in 20 overs.Nehra came close to picking up a wicket on two occasions in the match but two dropped catches from Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli meant he couldn’t add to his tally of international wickets in his final game.Nehra, who had a career which lasted a little over 18 years, had first played for India in a Test match against Sri Lanka back in 1999.He bows out as India’s third highest wicket-taker in T20Is behind R Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah with 34 wickets from 27 matches.last_img read more

Tata Altroz’s side profile revealed in latest teaser

first_imgTata Altroz will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which begins next week. The upcoming premium hatchback has already been spied testing in India. Tata Motors has now released a teaser of the car, ahead of its premier at the show. Upon its launch in India, Altroz will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz.The teaser shows the side profile of Altroz and it seems that the rear door handle is located on the C-pillar, similar to the positioning of the rear door handle on Maruti Suzuki Swift. It can also be gauged that the hatchback will have a rising window line and quite a large boot.First showcased at the Auto Expo 2018 as the 45X Concept, the hatchback was officially named as Altroz after a seabird known as Albatross, on February 25 by Tata Motors. It will be commercially launched in mid-2019.Tata Altroz will be the second vehicle from the company to sport the Impact 2.0 Design Language, after the recently launched Harrier. It will be engineered on the new ALFA (Agile Light Flexible Advanced) Architecture. With lightweight, modular and flexible characteristics, the ALFA architecture has the ability to evolve into a range of modern and youthful vehicles within a short development cycle, the company claims.Several spy-photographs of Tata Altroz available online indicate that the hatchback will get a bold look upfront and the company might take a cue from Harrier while designing the headlamps. A sporty grille is expected to add to the overall styling. The tail lamps might also be Harrier-inspired. Inside the cabin, there will be ample space. Plush seat upholstery, along with floating touchscreen infotainment system and premium multi information display, is expected to add to the luxury quotient of the hatchback.advertisementIt is being claimed that Tata Altroz might feature the engines that are available with Nexon. The compact SUV comes in with two powertrains — a 1.2-litre turbocharged revotron petrol and a 1.5-litre turbocharged revotorq diesel. The revotron mill is good for 110 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque, while the revotorq motor churns out 110 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox with an option for a six-speed automatic transmission as well. However, one will have to wait for an official announcement to get clarity about the technical specifications of the upcoming hatchback.Tata Nexon gets safety features like driver and co-driver airbags, ABS with EBD, driver and co-driver seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child-seat anchorage, park assist with rear sensors, park assist with camera, day and night IRVM, front fog lamps with cornering assistance and rear defogger. These features can be expected in Tata Altroz as well.ALSO READ | Honda CR-V scores five stars at Euro NCAP crash testsALSO READ | Ferrari F8 Tributo revealed, new sports car to be more powerful than Ferrari 488 GTBALSO READ | 2019 Ford Figo expected to be launched in Marchlast_img read more

Eoin Morgan-led England one of the best one-day teams: Steve Waugh

first_imgEoin Morgan’s England ODI team are already one of the best of any era, says former Australian captain Steve Waugh.But to go down in history, they need finish off the job on Sunday and claim a historic World Cup crown when they face New Zealand at the Lord’s in the summit clash of the ongoing tournament.Waugh, who won two World Cups in his 19-year international career, including lifting the trophy as captain at Lord’s in 1999, was blown away by the way England dispatched his compatriots in Thursday’s semi-final in the ongoing tournament in Birmingham.”This England team play without fear and that is very difficult to do in professional sport,” said Waugh, who was attending the inaugural criiio cup in Trafalgar Square on Friday.”There is no weakness in the side, they field very well; they bat all the way down and have numerous bowling options.”It is one of the best one-day teams I have seen and would compete against anyone of the previous eras.”But ultimately they will be judged on their performance on Sunday.”If they win that, they may go down as one of the great one-day sides. If they lose then they are back to being one of the other teams that didn’t quite make it.”But they have the potential to be a great one-day team.”Either England or New Zealand will make history on Sunday as first-time winners of the game’s ultimate prize.And Waugh has urged the players to rise to the occasion.advertisement”World Cup finals are about not relying on other people to do the job for you. You have got to step up to the plate. To win World Cups you have to be street-smart,” said Waugh.”It would be very important for New Zealand, it’s a great rugby country with the greatest team in the world in the All Blacks.”Cricket is always hoping to get a foothold so for them to make the final and potentially win would be game-changing for New Zealand,” he added.Also Read | World Cup 2019 final tickets: James Neesham requests India fans to avoid profiteering from resaleAlso Read | Rohit Sharma returns to India ahead of teammates after World Cup 2019 exitAlso See:last_img read more

Preservation of Culture and Heritage Vital – Minister Grange

first_img Ms. Grange was speaking at the opening ceremony for a Textile Conservation, Preservation and Exhibition Workshop at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on January 17. Story Highlights Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says preservation of the nation’s culture and heritage has an important economic dimension that must be acknowledged and given greater focus. Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says preservation of the nation’s culture and heritage has an important economic dimension that must be acknowledged and given greater focus.“This is a matter of national development and is vital for our cultural tourism product,” she said, noting that it provides the opportunity to showcase the uniqueness of Brand Jamaica.Ms. Grange was speaking at the opening ceremony for a Textile Conservation, Preservation and Exhibition Workshop at The Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston on January 17.The two-day event, organised by the Ministry’s Sport Division, is part of preparations for the establishment of the National Sports Museum. The facility, to be located at the Independence Park complex in Kingston, will house a number of artefacts from the 40 sports disciplines in which Jamaica participates.Workshop participants are drawn from museums in Jamaica and the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.The opening session was led by Sports Museum Consultant from Canada, Janice Smith, and featured a demonstration of wet cleaning of textiles, which involved stain removal.Ms. Smith has been working with the Ministry on the Jamaica National Sports Museum Strategic Development Plan.Other sessions will cover storage solutions for textiles and costumes; exhibiting textiles and costumes; and display techniques.Ms. Grange said that by hosting the workshop, the Ministry wants to ensure that the appropriate skill sets are in place for when the museum is established.“We have an extensive list of artefacts and memorabilia, and we want to be sure that they are well protected,” she noted.She said preservation of artefacts and memorabilia “means protecting the existence and appearance of not only the historic elements but is crucial to our future ambitions and survival as a people”.Minister Grange expressed gratitude to those who have already donated items for the museum. “We appreciate your generosity. We want to use this opportunity to assure you that we intend to safeguard and protect these artefacts and memorabilia,” she said.During the workshop, the Minister handed over acid-free storage boxes to the Institute of Jamaica and the National Museum Jamaica for the archiving of artefacts.The boxes were obtained at a cost of approximately $2 million. The two-day event, organised by the Ministry’s Sport Division, is part of preparations for the establishment of the National Sports Museum. The facility, to be located at the Independence Park complex in Kingston, will house a number of artefacts from the 40 sports disciplines in which Jamaica participates. last_img read more

Vancouver councillor banker strategist appointed to BC NDP leadership team

VICTORIA – British Columbia premier-designate John Horgan started putting a stamp on his new minority NDP government Tuesday, appointing three people to his inner team including a Vancouver city councillor and a former deputy minister in the previous Liberal government.The swearing in of Horgan’s cabinet isn’t expected for a few weeks, but he announced the appointments of a deputy minister, chief of staff and special adviser.Christy Clark’s Liberal government was defeated last week in a confidence vote in the legislature. Horgan’s New Democrats, who reached a co-operation agreement with the three Green party members after the May election, have a one-seat edge over the Liberals in the 87-seat legislature.Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs was appointed Horgan’s chief of staff and Don Wright, the CEO at Central 1 Credit Union and a former president of the B.C. Institute of Technology, will head the public service and be the premier’s deputy minister.Bob Dewar, who was recruited last year from Manitoba to help run the NDP’s election campaign, will serve as special adviser to the premier.Wright previously served as a deputy minister in Liberal and NDP governments. He worked on difficult government files that included teachers’ union negotiations and softwood lumber.He also served as vice-president of forestry and corporate affairs at forest company Weldwood of Canada.New Democrat member Carole James said Wright brings vast experience to the government in private and public fields.“People just have huge respect from all political sides for the work Don Wright has done,” she said.James said Wright’s experience in the forest industry and softwood lumber trade negotiations will be invaluable as B.C. looks to the federal government to reach a new trade agreement with the United States.Horgan said last week he plans to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later this summer on the softwood dispute and he plans to travel to Washington, D.C., to meet Americans officials.B.C. is Canada’s largest exporter of softwood lumber and the United States has placed tariffs and duties on Canadian softwood exports.Meggs, a three-term councillor in Vancouver, resigned his council seat Tuesday. He worked on Vancouver’s cycling and housing policies.Meggs also served in past B.C. New Democrat governments in the 1990s.“Geoff brings not only his local government experience, his past government experience from the ’90s, but also he brings the experience of having worked directly on the platform for this (most recent NDP) campaign,” said James.In 2012, Meggs and former journalist Rod Mickleburgh, wrote the award-winning book, “The Art of the Impossible, Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975.”Dewar was recruited by Horgan to work with the NDP on a temporary stint, but it’s now become permanent, James said.Dewar is a former chief of staff to former Manitoba NDP premier Gary Doer and his brother is NDP member of Parliament Paul Dewar.The Opposition Liberals declined to comment on the appointments. read more


first_img Login/Register With: Twitter A group of service dogs took in a production of Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival in Southern Ontario this week. (Stratford Festival ) Advertisement “It’s important to prepare the dogs for any activity the handler may like to attend,” says Laura Mackenzie, owner and head trainer with K-9 Country Inn Working Service Dogs, who led the Stratford Festival outing. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook A photo that appears to show the Stratford Festival going to the dogs is winning hearts online.The picture shows a group of pooches ranging from poodles to golden retrievers sitting patiently in their cushy seats, taking in a production of Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival last week.But while the photo may be fun, it turns out the dogs’ mission is serious: they’re training to be service dogs, and they’re practicing what it’s like to help their handlers navigate through a theatre. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Walking With Our Sisters final exhibit opens in Taylor today

first_imgConnie Greyeyes, who has been spearheading the efforts involved in bringing the exhibit to the area, says that originally the installation was going to be set up for viewing in Fort St. John but that the logistical challenges of maintaining a ceremonial fire outside the location meant that the Taylor Community Hall was more suitable.Greyeyes said that the upcoming tour stop will be the last chance for the public to view the exhibit, after scheduled stops in Prince George and Vancouver were cancelled.After the installation tour wraps up, a closing ceremony will be held next year in Batoche, Saskatchewan, which is Belcourt’s hometown.After Monday’s opening ceremony – which began at 1:00 p.m. – the Walking With Our Sisters memorial will be on display at the Taylor Community Hall from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from 9:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.The event is free and open to all members of the public. TAYLOR, B.C. – Walking With Our Sisters, which is a memorial in remembrance of the over 1,100 Aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada and the United States over the last 30 years, is wrapping up its tour across the continent in Taylor this week.The installation was created by Métis artist Christi Belcourt and consists of over 1,800 moccasin vamps, with each pair of vamps symbolizing a North American Indigenous woman that has gone missing or been murdered.The exhibit has travelled across North America since the project began in 2012, and has been set up for public viewing at the Taylor Community Hall.last_img read more

Hamilton Police searching for driver after multiple crashes

Hamilton Police are looking for the driver of an SUV after they fled the scene of multiple crashes yesterday morning.Just after 11:30 Saturday morning, an officer tried to pull over a black SUV near the area of Cannon and Ferguson because it had expired plates, but the driver refused to stop.They sped up on Ferguson to escape police, and were last seen driving east on Wilson.A few blocks away the vehicle was involved in a crash with another vehicle. The SUV ended up hitting a sign and an air conditioning unit at the side of a building.The SUV fled the scene, but didn’t make it far because of damage. The driver fled on foot.