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Desiderio nails clutch 3 as UP forces tie at 4th with FEU

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene FEU held a 49-39 lead midway through the fourth quarter after outscoring UP 22-5 in the third period, but the Fighting Maroons came roaring back with Jun Manzo capping a 17-4 run to give UP a 56-53 lead with 38 seconds left in the game.Jasper Parker momentarily silenced the UP crowd with a triple that tied the game, 56-56, with 32.9 seconds remaining.Desiderio finished with a game-high 15 points, on a disastrous 6-of-23 shooting clip, while Ibrahim Outtara held UP’s interior with 10 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocks.Parker filled the stat sheets for FEU with 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.ADVERTISEMENT The victory allowed the Fighting Maroons to leapfrog over National University to get to the fourth spot, tying the Tamaraws with a 5-6 record.UP head coach Bo Perasol is just on his second year with the Fighting Maroons but he is aware of his team’s 12-game losing streak against FEU.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“First off, Paolo Romero really asked us to win this game because in his seven years in UP he hasn’t won a game against FEU, so we did it for Pao,” said Perasol in Filipino.“Paul also made sure that he’ll get back on [Ron] Dennison on the defensive end limiting him to just nine points.” For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey poised to join the WWE at ‘Wrestlemania 34’ —reportcenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four picture got a little tighter as University of the Philippines forced a tie at the fourth spot after surviving Far Eastern University, 59-56, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Paul Desiderio emerged as the hero again for the Fighting Maroons, knocking down the game-clinching step-back triple over Ron Dennison with a little over a second left on the clock.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READlast_img read more

RJ Barrett leads No. 2 Duke past No. 3 Virginia

first_imgDuke forward RJ Barrett (5) splits two Virginia defenders during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Zack Wajsgras)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — RJ Barrett got it started, Zion Williamson filled in some gaps and Cam Reddish added a late flurry.In No. 2 Duke’s latest installment of Freshmen Gone Wild, all three — and point guard Tre Jones — had starring roles Saturday night as the Blue Devils used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia, and then held off the Cavaliers, 81-71, to sweep the season series.ADVERTISEMENT “That really sets the tone for us and we played defense today as well,” Barrett said of the fast start that saw him make five 3-pointers before the game was 12 minutes old, helping Duke quiet a sold-out John Paul Jones Arena with the host Cavaliers already trailing 29-15.“We were just in our zone and it’s great to see when our team is like that,” Barrett said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe finished with 26 points, Williamson had 18 and Reddish had 17, including three 3-pointers early in the second half.“It’s any given night for all of us,” Reddish said after finishing 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, with three coming in a span of less than three minutes. “We all can do a mixture of everything and it just depends on who gets found, who’s open and it’s a simple as that.” View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duke finished 13 for 21 from 3-point range after making just 2 of 14 in a 72-70 victory against Virginia on Jan. 19.“It’s a little bit deflating when they’re banging 3s and you’re trying to keep them out of the lane,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said.Bennett thought his team might have over-adjusted by focusing too much on trying to close off the inside, but his counterpart, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, thought it was at least as much a case of his own players recognizing the strategy change.“My players felt it,” Krzyzewski said. “That little bit of room — they took advantage of it without any kind of coaching.”The Blue Devils (21-2, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended Virginia’s 13-game home winning streak and won their third straight in Charlottesville. They now share first place with North Carolina and have two games left with the Tar Heels.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES No. 1 Tennessee beats Florida for 18th straight win For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome each scored 16 to lead Virginia (20-2, 8-2), which plays the No. 8 Tar Heels on Monday night.Duke led 31-17 before two 3-pointers by Guy, one by Jerome and another by Kihei Clark fueled an 18-8 run for Virginia that closed the gap to 39-35 at the half. After the break, Reddish connected three times from deep as the Blue Devils pushed the margin to 52-41 in just over four minutes.Virginia kept trying to close the gap, and got within 66-61 on De’Andre Hunter’s 3-pointer with 5:25 left, but Marques Bolden scored in close for the Blue Devils, Williamson scored on a stickback and Tre Jones hit a pull-up in the lane, boosting the margin back to 72-61.STAR POWERLeBron James sat under the basket at the Duke end of the floor and didn’t get up to leave until about 1:15 was left on the game clock. Former Duke great Grant Hill was also in attendance, as was Ralph Sampson, Virginia’s three-time national player of the year.Late in the game, Hunter was open in the left corner and either lost control briefly or took too much time setting up for a 3-pointer. By the time he got it off, Williamson came flying at him and knocked the shot several rows deep, one of his three blocks.“There’s maybe two people in the world that can make those plays and they both were in our gym,” Bennett said in an apparent nod to James’ visit.BIG PICTUREDuke: Williamson is the player that everyone seems to focus on in pregame warmups because of his physical gifts, but it’s Barrett that leads the Blue Devils in scoring (23 points per game to Williamson’s 22 entering the game). When Barrett and Reddish shoot as well as they did Saturday, Williamson can be a part-time decoy who still manages to do plenty of damage.Virginia: The Cavaliers appeared shocked by the first 12 minutes, during which the Blue Devils were 7 of 8 on 3-pointers and 10 of 14 overall in taking a 29-15 lead. They gathered themselves and had several runs that energized the crowd, but a team that’s 20-0 against everyone else never could get over the hump against arguably the country’s most talented squad. UP NEXTDuke: The Blue Devils remain on the road, playing at No. 16 Louisville on Tuesday night.Virginia: The Cavaliers head to Chapel Hill to play No. 8 North Carolina on Monday night. 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‘Embrace Culture of Peace, Denounce Violence’

first_imgLiberia’s Culture Ambassador, Juli Endee– Culture Ambassador Juli EndeeAhead of the November 7 presidential runoff election, Cultural Ambassador Juli Endee has cautioned Liberians to embrace the culture of peace and denounce the culture of violence.The culture of peace is cardinal to maintaining the peace “we have been enjoying for the past 12 years,”  she observed in a statement following the successful conduct of the October 10 polls, which ended without violence.Liberians are now determined and are no longer willing to do anything negative that may disrupt “our hard earned peace process,” said Endee.Speaking on the UNMIL Radio ‘Coffee Break’ program recently, she lauded Liberians for the high level of maturity exhibited during the October 10 polls, adding that it has shown to the world that “Liberians mean business in making the difference in our emerging democracy.”She also commended the Liberian government and its international partners for the level of support to the National Elections Commission (NEC) for the successful conduct of the first round of the elections.‘‘Even though there were lots of irregularities and administrative issues during the  elections as many observers reported, it ended with peace, which has been our major concern, she said, adding I think the NEC deserves a hand of applause.’’Madam Endee, who is also the executive director for the Crusaders for Peace – Liberia, said her vision for Liberia is to see Liberians living in peace at all times.It may be recalled that prior to the conduct of the October 10 elections, the ambassador in collaboration with other peace groups initiated a peace program aimed at teaching Liberians how to conduct themselves during the October 10 elections, which, according to her, yielded  good results with the elections ending in peace.She also said “it is important to know that peace is not an event, but a process; and so, anything that is a process, the dividend will be seen in its action and reality. During the peace initiative, the program targeted various communities beginning with Soul Clinic, Clara Town and other communities in Nimba County.”She, meanwhile, disclosed that plans are underway to intensify the peace initiative across the country in anticipation of the November 7 presidential run-off. We are currently working with other stakeholders and peace groups under the Peace Action Networks in order to continue the peace building process in Liberia. There is a need to go into the communities and let the people take up their own responsibility. Our aim is when we leave the community the peace can be maintained.’’The peace initiative which, according to Endee, is a continuous event, will conclude by next year’s International Day of Peace, stating that every year they celebrate the ‘Ku-Ka-Tuh-Nuh Peace Festival.’“It is not an easy thing to bring people together because there are activities for the celebration of the festival; the festivity is a conclusion of every peace event in the year,” she added.Ambassador Endee disclosed that in November the organization is expected to host a peace jamboree aimed at bringing Liberians together again and saying ‘‘Elections will go, but we’ll remain Liberians; leaders will also go, Liberia will remain our common identity.’’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Goossen’s counter-suit baffles Arum

first_imgGoossen, in a phone conversation, did not deny the extra payment. He said he did nothing wrong, and that it won’t have a bearing on either lawsuit. “Many a purse bid have come up with extra terms laid into it,” Goossen said. “Especially if you want complete support in promoting the event. We are the ones who disclosed it (in court papers) because we have nothing to hide. I have a major promotion we are running and this payment is for the fight only under the rules of the WBO, and I needed full participation because it is such a big event. “From that end of it, it doesn’t interfere with whatever document Bob may have (with Margarito) because the rights to this fight are mine.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The purse bid was conducted by the WBO and any licensed promoter was free to participate. But Arum, who promotes Margarito, said he was told by Margarito’s camp that it had no intention of fighting Williams, so that he need not bother. Arum said Margarito had no business signing to fight anyone without his permission because he has an exclusive promotional agreement with the fighter. Arum is suing Goossen, Margarito and his co-managers Sergio Diaz and Francisco Espinosa in Nevada. His suit was filed first. The WBO then said it would not sanction Margarito-Williams until after that lawsuit had been settled. That’s when Goossen filed a counter suit in Puerto Rico against Arum and the Puerto Rico-based WBO. Both sides are claiming tortious interference. Arum said a revelation Tuesday in court in Puerto Rico sealed Goossen’s fate. “When he (Goossen) signed Margarito, it was for the amount that Margarito was entitled to under the purse bid, and he paid Margarito $395,000 above the amount that he bid,” Arum said. “You can’t do that. I mean, that’s clearly tortiously interfering with our contract. “And Goossen admitted it in court papers. Admitted it. I mean, that is shocking. That blows him away, blows him out of court. He didn’t win this fight on a purse bid. He won this fight by negotiating with my fighter and paying him $395,000 above the amount that he bid.” center_img Bob Arum said he was stunned this week when he discovered that fellow promoter Dan Goossen had agreed to pay Antonio Margarito several hundred thousand dollars above the amount he was entitled to from a purse bid of slightly more than $1.5 million. Goossen, president of Goossen Tutor Promotions, won the right to promote a fight between World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Margarito and Paul “The Punisher” Williams, the mandatory challenger. Goossen’s winning purse bid called for an 80-20 split in favor of Margarito, as per WBO rules. last_img read more

Gang bill breezes through Senate

first_img“With Senate passage of this balanced and comprehensive bill, we move one step closer to providing a federal hand of assistance to those on the front lines.” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, is carrying similar legislation in the U.S. House, but its fate there remains uncertain. If the House approves a significantly different version, the House and Senate will have to hammer out differences before getting a bill to the president’s desk. Still, the bill’s overwhelming approval in the Senate was an enormous victory for supporters. For years it had been under siege, most recently from liberal groups that said the language swept innocent teens up with hardened gang members and failed to adequately fund prevention and intervention programs. Feinstein made a number of changes to accommodate opponents, including tightening the definition of a street gang to at least five members – each of whom has committed at least one crime over a period of five years. “It strikes a balance. It’s taken a while to find that balance, but I think it finally does,” said Scott Gerber, a spokesman for Feinstein. In the end, the bill passed with less debate than usually accompanies even small measures like post office renamings. “It’s a marked change compared to the past several years,” Schiff said. Schiff also has made accommodations in his legislation and said he is hoping the bill will be up for a hearing in the coming weeks. “I think the outlook is more positive now that the Senate has passed it,” he said. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William Bratton also support the bill. Law-enforcement officials estimate about 30,000 gang members are operating in about 2,500 communities. About 60 percent of all homicides in Los Angeles are believed to be gang-related. Among the provisions in Feinstein’s bill, $411.5 million would go toward intervention programs. About $187 million will go to support task forces in neighborhoods determined to be “high-intensity gang areas.” About $175million will fund intervention grants for states and counties and the rest will fund mentoring and after-school programs. (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sweeping national anti-gang legislation breezed unanimously through the U.S. Senate on Friday in a move that could significantly aid Los Angeles’ efforts to quell rising violence. The Gang Abatement Act, which underwent nearly a decade of setbacks and negotiations before it passed, would pour a total of $1 billion into new gang-intervention and -enforcement programs. For the first time, it also would define criminal street gangs under federal law and make recruitment a felony. “For more than a decade, I have worked to address the problem of gang violence that cripples so many neighborhoods in our nation,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the bill’s author and prime sponsor. last_img read more

Swiftwater Rescue Team saves boy

first_imgLAKE BALBOA – A Swiftwater Rescue Team plucked a 12-year-old boy Tuesday from the chilly, choppy waters of a flood-control channel, where he was clinging to a concrete bridge pylon after being swept one-half mile downstream. “Had he continued downstream for less than a mile more, he would have hit rough rocks and would not have had a chance,” said Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was taken to Valley Presbyterian Hospital for evaluation. His mother was at his side. “He was clearly cold and wet and shaken,” Humphrey said, but suffered no obvious injuries. It was unclear why the boy was in the channel, whose waters were about 10 feet deep, Humphrey said. “Boys are independent by nature, but we’ve had people of all ages fall into the channels. They are (drawn) by the moving water. When it comes to storm drains and channels, we say: Stay away. Stay alive.” A resident of the 16700 block of Sherman Way called 911 at 6:24 p.m. and reported seeing the boy hanging on to the pylon supporting the bridge along the Bull Creek flood-control channel, about one-half mile from the Los Angeles River. The channel empties into Lake Balboa, Humphrey said. Two helicopters and about 50 firefighters from the West Van Nuys station, including members of the Swiftwater Rescue Team, found him and brought him to safety using a rope, Humphrey said. “We secured him very quickly,” Humphrey said, adding that the water in the channel moving quickly, its flow strengthened by recent rains. He added that firefighters were glad the resident called 911 and did not attempt to rescue the boy. Due to the heavy rain Tuesday, the special water-rescue team had been deployed in the San Fernando Valley. 818) 713-3664 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe 2012 Ladies & Gents Captains Drive-In took place over the Sandy Hills Links in fantastic weather conditions last Saturday the 12th. The format was a mixed four ball scramble and the winners were Reg North, Shane Sweeney, Denis Boyce and Hugo Duggan with 54 7/8.Runners up were Clare Lenny, Mick Gallagher Jnr, Jodie Mc Hugh and Seimi McBride with 56 3/4.Third place was the team of Diane Barnett, Paddy McClafferty, Edward McGroddy and Mick Gallagher Snr with 57 3/4.There was a huge turnout on the day and thank you to the committee involved in organising the open draw. Both Diane & Eddie would like to thank all the members who played in the scramble and all those that wished them well on the day.The Ladies Branch raised over €400 from the raffle and the Lady Captain would like to thank everyone that supported it and the ladies who sponsored the prizes.The Sunday singles stroke competition on the 12th of Feb was played over the Sandy Hills Links and was won by Denis McBride with 69 nett bot.Runner up was Shane Doherty 69 nett. Gross winner was Shaun Boyce with 81 bot. Third place was Denis Boyce with 71 nett.Good luck to the Gaeltacht team who are playing away to Portsalon this Saturday the 18th of February. The first team tees off from the 1st tee at 10.00am.The North-West Alliance visits the Sandy Hills Links at Rosapenna this Saturday the 18th of February.The Mevagh Day Centre Fund Raising Golf Classic will take place over the Sandy Hills Links on Saturday the 25th of February. The entry fee is 120e per team of four.Contact Charlie McBride on 087-947-2260 for entries.The following rule is in play on the Sandy Hills Links Monday – Sunday inclusive until further notice:If your golf ball lands on the fairway you must lift it and place it in the semi rough on either side. A ball in the semi-rough or rough must be played as it lies.Only a putter may be used on the fairway.From Monday the 20th – Friday the 24th the Sandy Hills Links will be closed and the Valley Nine only will be in play from winter tees to temporary greens.The side of the fairways rule will also remain in place.The Sandy Hills Links will be open on Sat 25th & Sun 26th of Feb.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies well back from the roped off putting green  surrounds and all teeing areas on all golf holes as we try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the winter months.All players are asked to play from the mats provided on the Par 3’s and not from the turf teeing area directly behind or alongside the mats.All of the clearly marked areas on holes 1, 8, 9 and 13 on the Sandy Hills Links that are currently under construction are ground under repair.There will be a club competition over the Sandy Hills Links on Sunday the 19th & 26th of February.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 14th, 2012 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more

Podcast: The Stephen Curry whisperer on Steph, KD, winning, working

first_imgMark “Funky Cold” Medina sat down with “The Question Man,” Warriors assistant coach Bruce “Q” Fraser late last week after the Milwaukee Bucks beatdown.How did Fraser’s nickname come to be? How will the young players come along over the course of this season? What makes his work with Stephen Curry so different and special?Probably no one not named Aeysha has more insight into Steph’s mindset and how this season feels a bit different as Curry enters with renewed energy and focus.You can …last_img read more

BJP MLA calls Mamata ‘Surpanakha’

first_imgJust days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to partymen to refrain from making controversial statements, BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Surendra Singh targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, calling her ‘Surpanakha’ while comparing the Opposition Congress to ‘Ravana’.The first-time MLA from Bairia made the controversial remarks while raising questions over the law and order situation in West Bengal.“All the terrorists belonging to BJP-ruled States have fled to West Bengal and if such a situation continues, Bengal will also turn into a Jammu and Kashmir one day… Mamata Banerjee has turned into ‘Surpanakha’ and the Congress into ‘Ravana’,” the MLA said at a zila panchayat programme here on Tuesday night. Surpanakha is the sister of demon king Ravana in the epic Ramayana. “People are being killed and even though she [Mamata Banerjee] is the Chief Minister, she is doing nothing,” Mr. Singh said.“Just as Hindus were thrown out of Jammu and Kashmir, they will be forced out of West Bengal… Terrorists from Bangladesh have infiltrated West Bengal and are troubling Hindus, but it is our good fortune that we have a leader like Narendra Modi. We will be able to remove foreign powers from West Bengal,” Mr. Singh claimed, adding that ‘Surpanakha’ will be defeated by Mr. Modi and Amit Shah.The BJP MLA also attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying he will have to face Mr. Modi in the coming Lok Sabha polls.Controversy’s childMr. Singh was in news recently for his controversial statement defending Unnao rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and for claiming that 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be fought on religious lines. Earlier this year he had claimed that India will become a “Hindu Rashtra” by 2024.last_img read more