UAAP suspends UE’s Nick Abanto for one game

first_imgFILE – University of the East’s Nick Abanto during a game against National University in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament. Photo from UAAPMANILA, Philippines—The UAAP on Tuesday announced that University of the East’s Nick Abanto will be suspended in the Red Warriors’ next game against Far Eastern University on Sunday.Jensen Ilagan, the league’s basketball commissioner, came about Abanto’s suspension after the forward was caught swinging his left arm toward the head of Ateneo’s William Navarro as the two were battling for a rebound upon thorough review.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study MOST READ According to article 4.3 of the UAAP Basketball Rules, “The Commissioner has the power to impose additional penalties. This power may be exercised to non-calls but involve abhorrent acts in nature including, but not limited to, flagrant unsportsmanlike fouls, and conduct that involves dangerous and dirty tactics and supported by the official video.”“We call on all student-athletes to always keep in mind the safety and welfare not just of their teammates but also their opponents. Though the spirit of sports is competition, the ultimate goal is to build comradery among everyone,” Ilagan stressed. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘Gago’ 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The eyes have it: Max Scherzer embraces 2 different eye colors Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘People evacuated on their own’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees The incident happened at the 6:33 mark of the first quarter of the Blue Eagles’ lopsided win over the Red Warriors last Sunday but no foul was called.“Upon multiple reviews of the incident, we saw that there was intent by Mr. Abanto to hit Mr. Navarro that causing him to fall and eventually be carried off the playing court,” said Ilagan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“The action was unprovoked and his intention to hurt was apparent. Therefore, an unsportsmanlike foul shall be assessed against him.”Abanto was also called for an unsportsmanlike foul late in the fourth quarter and thus, meriting an automatic one-game suspension. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptionlast_img read more

Low turnout of Disciplined Services’ voters not unexpected

first_imgDear Editor,The very low turnout of Disciplined Services’ voters on D-Day was neither surprising nor unexpected. In fact, it bears a direct relationship with sub-optimally blind-sided and unfocused public education programmes, of which there seems to be no evaluation of the impact on the intended target audience. It is observed that while 7,917 Disciplined Services’ members were eligible to vote, only 3,147 is said to have voted on D-Day.Recently, Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Retired) James Patterson, in commenting on the low turnout, stated that GECOM did as much as it possibly could to advance meaningful public awareness. To such assertion, one would ask, ‘Have they really?’Only recently, the Secretariat’s CEO, Keith Lowenfield, in being hesitant to provide answers regarding non-compliance with the procurement procedures for awarding GECOM’s public relations contracts, signalled otherwise. Although GECOM claims to have expended hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars for the public education, the results have been lacklustre at best, with the majority of voters being more confused as to the requirements, which now seem new.Apart from the less-than-acceptable public relations stunts, the GECOM Secretariat continues the bungling, thereby creating great suspicion and total mistrust in the process. Regarding the Disciplined Services’ voting, the law clearly states that at least fifteen days before E-Day, officers must indicate their willingness to vote on advance balloting. On this occasion, the List of Voters for D-Day was prepared long before the 15 days’ allowance period, thereby contributing to the low voter turnout.Further, many of the Returning Officers (ROs) seemed to have come up with their own rules and procedures, making the urgent need for clarification on the many elections-related issues difficult. The situation at Eccles-Ramsburg Local Authority Area (LAA) recently sprung another first time surprise, which reflects on the level of GECOM training for its staff and calls for unnecessary time wasting meetings to resolve new apparently created rules.In this instance, the RO, Ms Denise Babb, informed the PPP/C Leader of the List that a list of candidates had to be provided for each polling station, because the notified and approved counting agents for political parties would not be able to raise any objections at the counting of the votes cast. Such circumstances reek of inefficiency, and are designed to cause confusion, since they reflect a lack of standardisation of procedures to be applied.According to the legal and notified procedural guidelines, stakeholders, including political parties in particular, were supposed to appoint three scrutineers to monitor and participate fully in the preparation of the Disciplined Services’ list of voters.One scrutineer was supposed to be with the GECOM staff and army representative to produce and verify the list of electors from the army. Another scrutineer was supposed to be with the team overlooking the preparation of the list of electors for the Police, while the third scrutineer was to work along with the GECOM personnel to prepare the Prison Service List. None of this was done, and there are now serious questions regarding the extraction and preparation of the Voters’ List for D-Day. The Stakeholders must demand the full list of members of the army, Police Force and the Prison Officers; this nation deserves and must be told why the process by law was flouted by GECOM.The voting on D-Day was reduced to a mockery, as the planes arrived at the various polling places in the hinterland and officers were not on the locations for various reasons. Some were apparently not present due to transfers, while others were on leave and out of the area.Worst of all, many senior Police officers openly remarked that they know nothing of the process, since no communication with the Disciplined Services regarding voter Education was done.Sincerely,Neil Kumar, MPlast_img read more

Another bus route cancelled indefinitely in South Peace

first_imgAs of Monday morning, Route 7 serving East Pouce Coupe has been cancelled until further notice. No information has been replaced at this time as to the reason for the cancellation or when the district expects the bus route to resume.The district has struggled to find drivers for much of this year, and the recent retirement of one driver forced the cancellation of a bus route serving Bear Mountain for a few days, though that route has since resumed. Secretary-treasurer Gerry Slykhuis reported last week that the district currently has three applicants to fill vacant positions, but their training is still ongoing. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Juventus hot-shot Higuain keeps Roma, Dzeko at bay

first_img0Shares0000Juventus’ forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring a goal on February 12, 2017 © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEMilan, Italy, Feb 12 – Gonzalo Higuain struck his 21st Serie A brace to go level top of the Serie A scoring charts in a 2-0 win at Cagliari that edged Juventus closer to a record sixth consecutive scudetto Sunday.Higuain’s 17th and 18th goals of the league season means the Argentina striker is tied with Edin Dzeko, who missed a penalty then made amends with Roma’s second in a 2-0 win at Crotone, in the race for the Capocannoniere (top scorer) award. Juventus sit seven points ahead of Luciano Spalletti’s Roma, who left Francesco Totti at home for a trip to Calabria where Mohamed Salah provided assists for Radja Nainggolan and Dzeko. Napoli, 2-0 winners at Genoa on Friday, sit third at nine points off the pace days ahead of their Champions League trip to Real Madrid.Juventus are not in action in Europe until they visit Porto on February 22 and Massimiliano Allegri’s men have capitalised to further underline their scudetto bid.Despite Juve’s numerical advantage after Nicolo Barella saw red for a second caution on 67 minutes, Higuain says it wasn’t as easy as it looked.Roma forward Edin Dzeko (R) fights for the ball with Crotone defender Noe Dussenne during an Italian Serie A match at the Ezio Scida Stadium in Crotone on February 12, 2017 © AFP / Carlo HERMANN“We did well, but it was a difficult match because we just couldn’t get into our stride at the start,” Higuain told Premium Sport.“Once we broke the deadlock, it started going a lot better, and even more so after their expulsion.”It was the 24th time in Serie A that Higuain, who now has 21 braces and three hat-tricks, had scored multiple goals in a game since arriving from Real Madrid in 2013.Allegri told Sky Sport: “He’s an extraordinary player. He works hard for the team, and he’s got great fitness.“The others are making sacrifices too. Dybala was great today and deserved to score.”Dzeko went from zero to hero in Crotone. After missing his second successive penalty this season, he made amends with an 18th league goal of the campaign although it took Nainggolan’s fine angled strike off Salah’s ball in the 40th minute to break the deadlock.Roma’s midfielder Radja Nainggolan (L) celebrates with teammate Bruno Peres after scoring during an Italian Serie A match against FC Crotone at the Ezio Scida Stadium in Crotone on February 12, 2017 © AFP / Carlo HERMANNThe visitors doubled their lead shortly after the interval when Dzeko pounced on Salah’s cutback to seal the points.He admitted afterwards: “Next time I will be telling someone else to take the penalty, but it’s not a major problem. The important thing is we won today.”Spalletti was all praise for Salah on his full return from the Africa Cup of Nations, where the inspirational Egyptian front man lost in the final to Cameroon.“It was a great comeback match for him, his ball control shone through today,” said Spalletti. As Juve, Roma and Napoli contend the Champions League places, Inter Milan and Lazio haven’t given up hope of a top three finish yet.Inter’s 2-0 San Siro win over Empoli came in the absence of Mauro Icardi, Ivan Perisic — who are serving two and one-game bans respectively — and injured Marcelo Brozovic (toe).Given Icardi and Perisic have scored 22 of Inter’s 37 league goals this season, Nerazzurri fans had cause for concern, but pre-match fears were settled by Eder’s chested 14th minute effort and Antonio Candreva sealed the points in the second half with a strike from distance off Eder’s assist.Inter moved up to fourth, 15 points behind Juventus, although Lazio can reclaim fourth spot with a win at home to AC Milan on Monday.Inter Milan’s midfielder Antonio Candreva celebrates after scoring against Empoli FC at “San Siro” Stadium in Milan on February 12, 2017 © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINACandreva said Inter’s faint Champions League qualifying hopes are still alive.“It was a positive performance from us that shows we’re still in it. Now, for the Champions League, we have to put the pressure on ourselves,” he told Sky.“We will try to win all our remaining games.” Elsewhere, Atalanta’s push for a place in next season’s Europa League was given a boost by a comfortable 3-1 win away to relegation-haunted Palermo.They sit fifth, on the same points as Inter and only six behind Napoli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dortmund blast victim Bartra leaves hospital

first_imgGerman daily Bild showed pictures of Bartra being helped into a car by his family and thanking staff at a Dortmund clinic.The Spain international is expected to miss the next four weeks as his side returned to Bundesliga duty at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.“Marc would have liked to have played on Saturday, but the time frame is more like four weeks,” Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said this week.German investigators are still scrambling to find who was responsible for the blasts.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra in action during a Champions League match against Real Madrid in 2016 © AFP / Javier SORIANOBERLIN, Germany, Apr 15 – Defender Marc Bartra, who was wounded when three bombs rocked Borussia Dortmund’s team bus, left hospital on Saturday as he recovers from wrist surgery.The 26-year-old is now resting at home after being hit by flying glass on Tuesday when Borussia’s bus was attacked on the way to their stadium for a Champions League match against Monaco.last_img read more

Brilliant Brett powers into Irish Elite final

first_imgBrett McGinty is through to the Irish Elite welterweight final – thanks to a brilliant win over Dubliner Peter Carr in tonight’s semi-final.By Chris McNulty, Donegal Sport Hub, ringside at The National StadiumThe Oakleaf ABC man, just five months after turning 18, has advanced to his first Elite Championship final, where he will meet Dean Walsh in next Friday night’s final at the National Stadium. The unanimous decision verdict – three of the judges giving it 29-28 for him and the other two with more emphatic 30-27 cards in his favour – was no more than he deserved after a stirring three stanzas.There was a reminder here of a boxer really on the rise as McGinty demonstrated just why he’s tipped for big things in the squared circle.Carr perhaps had a slight edge in the opening verse, the Crumlin man emerging with guns drawn and ready for war, landing a couple of heavy right paws to draw first blood.But there could be no doubt about the end result as McGinty got to work and Carr was rocked when McGinty penned him into a neutral corner to land a blistering right and the final three rounds belonged to the St Johnston man. “I was very happy in the last two rounds,” McGinty said.“It was a tough fight, a lot of toe-to-toe stuff. It was a solid performance and one of my better ones.“I have more to improve on, but it’s great to get the win. It was tough, but I’m doing everything right.Peter Carr came to fight. He came to win, but thankfully I came out on top. It gives me a lot of confidence. That’s two wins now in two weels.”Carr dispatched Nathan Watson via a convincing performance last weekend while McGinty was surprisingly given a split decision against Ross Boyle in a contest he seemed to have bossed from the off. ‘A win’s a win,’ had been McGinty’s mantra all through the week and was well aware that he needed to up his ante.That he did and it was a more composed McGinty that stepped through the ropes here to give a mature performance that belied his tender years.It was one of the bouts of the night and puts McGinty – an eight-time Irish champion from his schoolboys and youth days – into his first Elite final and to within nine minutes of entering the pantheon of great names as he gets set to joust with Dean Walsh.Wexford man Walsh – who last weekend accounted for Dungloe’s Mark McCole in a quarter-final – booked his place in Friday’s final thanks to a unanimous win over Omagh’s Tiernan Bradley last night. Walsh – a nephew of former IABA Head Coach Billy – is a two-time Elite champion, but won both his crowns as a light-welterweight and has since stepped up in weight.Illies Golden Gloves light-fly Darryl Moran will meet St Joseph’s Derry puncher Blaine Dobbins in Friday night’s 49kgs final. Dobbins last night edged Connor Jordan from St Aidan’s on a split decision to book a spot against Moran, who received a bye into the decider.Letterkenny Institute of Technology student Saidhbh Greene (St Brigid’s, Edenderry) lost out in a 64kgs semi last night against Dealgan’s Emma Agnew.Former Raphoe ABC boxer Caroline Connolly will be in action in the women’s light-heavyweight final on Friday.Now back with her native Mourne Golden Gloves in Strabane, Connolly faces Crumlin’s Leona Houlihan.Carrigart woman Maeve McCarron is already assured of a title, by way of a walkover win at 81+kgs that means she is Donegal’s first female senior elite champion.Brilliant Brett powers into Irish Elite final was last modified: February 11th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Brett McGintyOakleaf ABCSt Johnstonlast_img read more

D.C. Everest tops Marshfield boys basketball in overtime

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWESTON — The Marshfield boys basketball team’s hard luck season continued Friday, losing in overtime at D.C. Everest 47-44.Marshfield drops to 6-14 overall and 2-8 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. Eight of the Tigers’ losses have been by eight points or less, and this was Marshfield’s third loss in overtime this season.D.C. Everest is now 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the WVC after completing the season sweep over Marshfield.The Tigers finish their regular-season schedule with home games against Wausau East on Feb. 20 and Wausau West on Feb. 26. Both games will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com. The WIAA Division 1 playoffs begin March 6.Game statistics were not provided.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Gary Player: still going strong at 75

first_img5 November 2010South African golfer Gary Player celebrated his 75th birthday in Shanghai, China on Monday. He spent it with Aids orphans while reflecting on the single biggest lesson that his life as one of the world’s greatest sportsmen has taught him.Speaking from his latest course design, Hidden Tiger on Taiping Lake, Player said as he looked back on a career of nine Majors on the regular tour, nine on the senior tour, and 166 tournament victories worldwide: “It’s not about me.”“My talent was a gift, and it could’ve been taken away just as quickly. Golfers are phenomenal at giving back, and that has been my responsibility in recognition of what I received throughout a wonderful career.”Player was in China to host the Gary Player Invitational China, presented by Coca-Cola in Shanghai, which represents the Asian leg of a series that also travels to Europe, the United States and South Africa as part of the Player Foundation’s work in raising funds for underprivileged children.Dreams“I grew up with no head start in life, but I still had dreams. Yes, I was fortunate to have the ability to overcome challenges. But I also had good people who helped me along the way. That is what I am hoping to achieve through my Foundation: that somewhere we can be the help a child needs to achieve his or her dreams despite the challenges they face.”Player also took some time to reflect on an amazing career in the game.“I think one of the best shots I ever hit in my life was the three-wood I hit to 14 inches from the hole on the par-five 14th at Carnoustie to win the 1968 British Open.“Beating Arnold Palmer in the 1961 Masters was also a highlight.“Winning the Grand Slam on the regular tour in my twenties is something I am particularly proud of. But I’m just as proud of my Grand Slam on the Senior Tour, because I’ve always believed it was far harder to achieve in light of my age.”Greatest rivalAnd his greatest rival?“There were so many great players in our generation. Arnold [Palmer] and Jack [Nicklaus], obviously. Tom Watson was phenomenal. But I always admired Jack for his patience.“I built a golf course on my farm in South Africa, and one of the holes I named Cactus Jack. On one occasion when Jack was staying with me, he officially opened the hole, and I had this bronze plaque made and placed on the tee box.“So the next morning I’m sitting having breakfast and the sun catches this plaque and the reflection almost blinds me. I said to Jack, ‘If it wasn’t bad enough I had to face you on the golf course all those years, now I’ve got you in my face on my farm as well.’ He had a good laugh about that one.”Player will return to South Africa for the 11th anniversary of the Gary Player Invitational, presented by Coca-Cola, at The Links at Fancourt from 18 to 21 November.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Hulu To Earn Up to $90M In First Year

first_img….But It’s Not A Success Story Yet! To the average user, Hulu.com, the free web site that offers high-quality streams of TV shows and movies in the U.S., looks like a runaway success: the selection of available content is more than decent, Hulu’s Collections make browsing related videos easy, HD videos have been made available, embed codes are provided for re-posting the videos on the web, and the site gets a good amount of traffic, too. In fact, Hulu’s CEO reported in March that 5 million visitors watched videos on the site during the past 30 days while the service was still in beta, and that number has been increasing ever since. Today, Hulu is reporting that they saw 63 million streams during their first month of measurement, April 2008 – that’s a lot of eyeballs! Unfortunately, it’s not enough to label the site a success.Despite the number of visitors and streams, Hulu’s success doesn’t translate into big business – at least not yet. A recent Silicon Alley Insider article is speculating that Hulu will earn between $45 – 90 million during their first 12 months – April 2008 through March 2009. However, after paying off their content partners, their net revenue will be between $12.5 million and $25 million. (For how they arrived at those numbers, click here).While those numbers aren’t bad for a startup, as the article points out, they’re not great for transforming Hulu into a wildly successful business, especially when you compare it to the “pay-for-content” iTunes model, which apparently turned a $570 million profit last year. Of course, iTunes’ library is much larger, but it still shows that there is big money to be made by charging for content.The problem with Hulu really has nothing to do with its design – sleek and easy to use – the problem is the tight stranglehold networks still have over their content. Major networks CBS and Disney (ABC) are not even on board yet and the networks that have joined yank their content down after it’s five weeks old. Instead of offering an online site that competes, not just with television, but also with our trusty DVRs that can record and save every episode of a show, Hulu only offers a smattering of hit-or-miss content where you’re not even guaranteed to find the one episode you came to the site in search of in the first place. Case in point: Family Guy’s “Blue Harvest” episode, a Star Wars parody, became so popular that it’s been released as a standalone DVD. Even though having that episode alone could drive scores of visitors to Hulu’s site, it’s nowhere to be found. But do you know where it can be found in a matter of minutes? BitTorrent.So, Hulu loses to the pirates when it comes to content and it can’t even compete when it comes to offering a legal alternative to watching TV online either, since other networks don’t want to participate, happy to host their streaming content on their own web sites or – in the case of some smaller networks – not at all. Well, maybe Hulu doesn’t really want to be a huge money-making machine. After all, isn’t the internet all about serving the long tail? And the advertisers seem happy enough for now as it is. For example, a P&G spokesperson reported that the company, a partner since the beta launch, has so far been “pleased with the results from Hulu” and “will continue to evaluate it as a way to reach our consumer.” Perhaps Hulu just wants to stay in the black while hoping to make a small dent in the number of users rampantly pirating video. As Hulu grows in popularity, their bandwidth, marketing costs, and overhead will increase as well, and it will remain a struggle for the company to earn revenue. But if they can’t make a successful business out of providing legal online video, then who will? Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#Trends#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Kevin Rose: New Digg Search Destroys the Old Stuff

first_imgFor discovering new content and participating in an active community, Digg is awesome. But, everyone who has used the service for a while knows that Digg search has been mediocre at best, returning different results from one day to the next. All that has changed today with the just-announced Digg Search overhaul. Designed by (in Kevin’s words) pretty bad ass engineers, the new search takes in to account a lot of under-the-hood Digg mechanics when selecting what results to show you, while simultaneously improving the user interface and usability.There are numerous improvements in all areas of Digg Search. The biggest improvement, hinted at by Digg’s own post title, is that it no longer sucks. Search results will be more reliable. General terms will give you more relevant content, and more targeted searches (using quotes around an exact match and a minus sign in front of a word you want to exlude) are now supported. Search results can be further refined by choosing to weight by Digg count, age, categorical topic and more. New shortcuts are supported, for example +u will only return stories marked ‘upcoming.’ Additionally, searches on particular domains (we suggest this search, illustrated below) gives most priority to stories from that domain. With these changes, the strength of using the available search result-generated RSS feeds has also improved. Now, you have greater flexibility to get just the items you are interested in from in a search result, and consequently, in your feed reader. If you are an information junkie like we are, you know that leveraging some time getting the perfect search result locked in to an RSS feed is huge, and it can make the difference between continuously sifting through noise and every story being one that is important to you.Frankly, we think Digg’s work on search is simply tremendous. Although it does not rely on search to remain immensely popular, its now leverages that popularity to return results that are relevant and useful sliced any number of different ways. A great job on a core part of Digg’s infrastructure that has been overlooked for too long. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#search#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… phil glockner 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more