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Tolentino shrugs off early woes, delivers late in FEU win over La Salle


first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments With La Salle holding a slim 56-55 lead midway through the fourth, the trailing Tolentino got a pass from Jasper Parker and squared up from the left wing to bury a three for FEU’s 58-56 3:19 left.Tolentino’s timely three was the catalyst to FEU’s game-changing 7-0 run in the fourth that turned the tide.After Tolentino made his 3-pointer, his playmaker Parker was the next one to score a gut-wrenching shot that Hubert Cani immediately followed up for a 62-56 cushion with 1:55 to go.“Coach Olsen told me to just keep taking the shots if they’re open and I was open so I shot it,” said Tolentino who had a 5-of-13 clip from the field. “It also happened to be in the clutch.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img And that was thanks to the confidence his coaches in the Tamaraws have given him.“Coach Olsen (Racela) and the assistant coaches we’re all telling me that I was taking good shots even though it wasn’t falling,” said Tolentino in Filipino after the Tams’ 68-61 win Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’After shooting just 1-of-4 in the first half, the 6-fooot-4 Tolentino got going in the third quarter where he scored eight of his total 13 points.Tolentino’s exploits helped the Tamaraws tie the score at 48 heading into the fourth period where he ended up knocking down one of the biggest shots of the game. 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FEU’s Arvin Tolentino celebrates after hitting a go-ahead basket against FEU. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonNo amount of misses will break Arvin Tolentino’s shooting mentality.Far Eastern University’s sweet shooting big man was miserable in the first half against De La Salle in the UAAP Season 81men’s basketball tournament but turned up the intensity come moments that truly mattered.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Usain Bolt takes break from Australia football traininglast_img read more


Drug mule nabbed with cocaine in stomach at CJIA


first_imgA 46-year-old man of West Coast Demerara (WCD) was nabbed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Wednesday after it was found that he had ingested over 90 cocaine pellets.Police reports revealed the man has since excreted some 61 of the 91 pellets which he swallowed. The cocaine retrieved thus far has been weighed and amounts to 444 grams. The cocaine mule remains a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital, under guard. The man who has been under Police radar for quite some time was about to board a flight to the United States. He was arrested at about 14:00h on Wednesday, during the check-in process. He was observed by ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch acting in a suspicious manner and pulled out of the line for questioning.He first denied carrying anything illegal but during interrogation, he started to perspire and it was then that he was asked to visit the X-ray room where the pellets were detected.A 35-year-old taxi driver who was with him at the time was also arrested and was being questioned.last_img read more


Fruta Conquerors, Santos looking to lift Limacol trophy


first_imgBy Jemima HolmesFor the third time this year, Santos FC and Fruta Conquerors Under-20 teams will be involved in a monumental clash in order to prove which team is the better of the two. With 5 days before the fiery final is contested, the captains of the two teams expressed their intentions for the Limacol final on Sunday, at a press briefing on Tuesday.Fruta Conqueror’s Nicholas Mc Arthur and Santos Marcus Wilson are on a quest to lift the Limacol 2019 trophy“I classify this match as one of the grudge matches of the decade. Because these two teams would have met in the recently concluded Under 20 tournament hosted by the GFF, and the beat each other one. So I think this game is one to decide who is the best team and I know they too are touting who will be the best.”Those were the words of Petra Co Director Troy Mendonca as he shared his expectations for the upcoming Limacol football final which is sure to be an exhilarating one.Out of a pool of 14 other Senior football teams (16 teams in all), the two that proved their worth and endurance over the past weeks were the only two Under 20 Squads in the competition.Both Santos and Fruta Conquerors have had blemish less records in this year’s Limacol tournament, with their more difficult games coming in the semifinal, which both went down to penalty shootout. However, the toughest game yet will surely be the final clash on Sunday October 20, as they reignite their rivalry which has been ongoing all year.The two sides met earlier this year in the Georgetown edition of the KFC Under 20 Independence Cup, in which Fruta Conquerors outplayed Santos and won. On the other hand, after both sides made it to the National KFC semifinal, Santos FC had the last laugh as they knocked Fruta Conquerors out of contention.Looking ahead to the figurative tie breaker, Nicholas Mc Arthur and Marcus Wilson, captains of the respective teams, expressed their intentions to pip the other.“This is a different team and we want to play a different style of football. But we cannot take these guys any easier, we just need to go out and train. All the players know their abilities and what they have to do,” Mc Arthur explained.“We just want to come focused in the game and don’t be too over confident because we won the last battle against Conquerors. We have to play as a team and concentrate on what we have to do and try to come out successful,” Wilson revealed.While the final is the game that most patrons are eagerly looking forward to, the third place playoff between Pele FC and Riddim Squad is also expected to be a thriller. The two games will be contested at the Ministry of Education Ground, Carifesta Avenue on Sunday.While encouraging football fanatics to come out, Mendonca also took the opportunity to thank everyone involved for making the fourth edition of the tournament successful.“At this juncture, I just want to thank everyone who gave us support. Players and spectators are very enthusiastic and we have positive feedback throughout this tournament. I want to thank everyone; the supporters, the media, the management and teams, players, the sponsors Limacol and Croxley Paper distributed by WJ Enterprise,” Mendonca stated.This year’s champion will walk away with $400,000 while second place pockets $200,000. Third and fourth place will receive $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.last_img read more


€50 reward offered for return of lost phone


first_imgA €50 reward is being offered for the recovery of a lost phone.A Samsung S7 in a light brown phone cover was lost last Saturday night in Letterkenny.The owner says it was lost between 3am and 4am on the main street after attending Voodoo. If you found this phone you can get in touch with the owner at lostsamsungs7@gmail.com.€50 reward offered for return of lost phone was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:foundletterkennylostphonesamsung galaxy s7last_img read more


Football fans call for racism to be punished with points deductions


first_img huge blow Racism could be an issue at the 2022 Qatar World Cup REVEALED Nearly two-thirds of football fans across the world would support tougher penalties for clubs or national teams which fail to tackle racist abuse.Kick It Out, in conjunction with live-score app Forza Football, has released the results of the largest recorded study into racism in football.Kick It Out’s George Starkey-Midha told talkSPORT: “There is an appetite for punishments such as points deductions or more comprehensive stadium bans.” These would be administered only in instances of persistent abuse, meaning clubs would not be penalised if one supporter embarks on a tirade.27,000 people from 38 countries responded to the survey.50% of UK fans have witnessed racist abuse at a match, yet only 40% would know how to report it.Kick It Out founder Lord Ouseley said: “Around every football club there should be signs everywhere, there should be opportunities for people to download apps and complain either to clubs directly or to Kick It Out, or to the FA or the appropriate league.”Fans were also asked whether they would feel comfortable with a player of a different ethnic or racial background to them representing their club or country, with an average of 84 per cent saying they would. MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 ADVICE Kick It Out have released the figures Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Latest Football News RANKED REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade It’s renewed fears that racism could be a problem at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.Forza Football CEO Patrik Arnesson believes FIFA should demand assurances before allowing the country to host the tournament.He told talkSPORT: “They should have done that in Russia, I think they should make sure that happens with Qatar. In every single country where we play football there should be no racist abuse.”Globally, 74% of fans want FIFA to consider previous racist abuse when awarding countries international tournaments. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fans in Norway (95%), Sweden (94%), and Brazil (93%) felt the most comfortable, followed by the UK (92%).Mr Starkey-Midha added: “In a stadium like Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge that is still a few thousand fans who have issues with black players, with the integration of the BAME community into football. That’s not to say all those fans are standing up and racially abusing players, but there are clearly issues there that we have to work on.”The results revealed a different picture in the Middle East.Only 11% of fans in Saudi Arabia said they would feel comfortable with a footballer of a different ethnicity to them playing for their club or country, while the figures for Lebanon (15%) and the United Arab Emirates (19%) were also very low. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won last_img read more


WAGNER, TWINK AND THE MUM FROM CRYSTAL SWING ON CONRAD’S CELEB CHEF MENU


first_imgA gravy boat load of C-list celebrities have been lined up to appear in Donegal chef Conrad Gallagher’s next TV series!X Factor singer Wagner, panto queen Twink and even Crystal Swing mum Mary Murray-Burke are being served up by TV3 on the menu of Celebrity Head Chef.Completing the main course are Apprentice contestant Geraldine O’Callaghan, Wicklow model Kohlin Harris and broadcasting nobody Michael Hayes. Brazilian ‘singer’ Wagner and Twink are said to be getting on like an oven on fire on the set of the TV kitchen.A TV3 insider revealed: “Conrad is whipping them into shape and it promises to be a fun series.“They (the celebs) are there to cook and Conrad will make sure they do. If they can’t stand the heat, they’ll be thrown out of the kitchen.”Meanwhile the Letterkenny chef has revealed the real reason why he removed paintings by Graham Knuttel from his Dublin restaurant. It was because of comments made by Knuttel on Facebook about the Donegal man.Said Conrad: “I used to be a big fan. What ruined it for me was a few weeks back when the IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn got jailed in New York. Graham wrote on Facebook that if he was the editor of a tabloid paper, he would get his staff to ring Conrad Gallagher and ask him what the IMF guy could expect for breakfast in Sing Sing (Correctional Facility)!!”This was seen by Conrad an unwelcome reference to 2003, when he spent several weeks in a New York jail after being arrested in New York and eventually extradited to Dublin to stand trial for his alleged theft of paintings.He was subsequently cleared of all charges.“The next day I decided to take down all Graham’s paintings in La Stampa. Where are they now? I haven’t got a clue,” said Gallagher. WAGNER, TWINK AND THE MUM FROM CRYSTAL SWING ON CONRAD’S CELEB CHEF MENU was last modified: June 28th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Conrad Gallaghercrystal swingdonegaldaily.comHead Cheftwinkwagnerlast_img read more


Will Lakers target Warriors GM Bob Myers to replace Magic Johnson?


first_imgWhen the Lakers hired Magic Johnson to run their front office two years ago, they wanted the Warriors’ Bob Myers to be his general manager. After Johnson’s stunning resignation Tuesday, will they go after Myers once again?ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is among those who believe Lakers controlling owner Jeanie Buss absolutely needs to reach out to gauge Myers’ interest in replacing Magic as president of basketball operations.“The Lakers have to go out and pursue the biggest, best executives in the …last_img


3 reasons why the 49ers will beat the Saints by double-digits


first_imgThree reasons the 49ers should beat the Saints by double-digitsYou can’t say that the 49ers haven’t made it interesting down the stretch.Despite being the NFL’s last undefeated team — 8-0 not too long ago — and despite being tied for the NFL’s best record heading into Week 14, almost everything is on the line for San Francisco when they play the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday.The Niners (10-2) — who are somehow, someway, set to play in the NFC Playoff Wild Card Round as the No. 5 seed — can …last_img


Serving Up Life on the Rocks with a Twist


first_imgWe’ve heard theories life arose in a primeval soup, around hot deep-sea vents, around volcanoes and other hot spots; why would anyone consider the origin of life in ice?  A scientist in Spain has suggested life may have started in ice.  The title to the Science Daily write-up finds this to be the ultimate divination: “Could Life Have Started In Lump Of Ice?  Very Cold Ice Films In Laboratory Reveal Mysteries Of Universe.”    Julyan Cartwright, a researcher in Spain, has taken beautiful pictures of ice structures.  Colleagues have been impressed.  Beautiful or not, what does ice have to do with life except for sharing two letters of the alphabet?  The article diverged briefly onto a discussion of thin films for industrial applications, then came back to the L-word.  Ice films on dust particles may be abundant in space.  Ice has water, which is necessary for life.  But even more strange, ice can “look” biological.  Shapes that resemble worms and palm leaves can emerge from amorphous ice if it quick-freezes onto rock under certain conditions.    After first cautioning scientists not to conclude from these shapes that they are evidence of life, Cartwright then proposed a connection anyway: On the other hand the existence of lifelike biomimetic structures in ice suggests that nature may well have copied physics.  It is even possible that while ice is too cold to support most life as we know it, it may have provided a suitable internal environment for prebiotic life to have emerged.    “It is clear that biology does use physics,” said Cartwright.  “Indeed, how could it not do?  So we shouldn’t be surprised to see that sometimes biological structures clearly make use of simple physical principles.  Then, going back in time, it seems reasonable to posit that when life first emerged, it would have been using as a container something much simpler than today’s cell membrane, probably some sort of simple vesicle of the sort found in soap bubbles.  This sort of vesicle can be found in abiotic systems today, both in hot conditions, in the chemistry associated with ‘black smokers’ on the sea floor, which is currently favoured as a possible origin of life, but also in the chemistry of sea ice.”The article ended by calling this an “intriguing idea” that the European Science Foundation should explore further.  “This may provide a new twist to the idea that life arrived from space,” it said.  “It may be that the precursors of life came from space, but that the actual carbon based biochemistry of all organisms on Earth evolved on this planet.”We may have to go for “Stupid Evolution Quote of the Day” at this rate.  Look cross-eyed if you have heard anything dumber in the last week from a scientist.  How do we dumb thee?  Let us count the ways.Miracles:  The article uses the emerge-ncy miracle word all over the place.  Give physics “a suitable environment for prebiotic life to have emerged,” and scientists can study “when life first emerged.”Find the ID:  The article said that “nature may well have copied physics.”  And you thought physics was natural.  Apparently not; physics is now the designer, and nature needs to copy it.  In biomimetics, scientists copy life’s designs.  Here, they have turned it inside out: “On the other hand the existence of lifelike biomimetic structures in ice suggests that nature may well have copied physics.”  Check out the self-referential fallacy.Ana-logic:  Shapes in amorphous life looks like worms and palm trees, they tell us.  Well obviously, then, since ice and biology both use physics, the ancestors of palm trees and worms must have emerged from the physical shapes in ice.  This is a non-sequitur wrapped in an analogy.Icy gloss:  To consider vesicles in ice and soap bubbles as containers for prebiotic life is a flamboyant generality that sidesteps the problem of active transport.  Containers, you recall, are death traps to prebiotic molecules unless the happy molecules can be protected and the angry ones kept out (01/17/2002, 04/11/2006). Blind faith:  The article uses could and may seven times.  Is this science?  We have thirty seconds; tell us what you know.Lukewarm ideas:  Vesicles may have formed at hot black smokers, we are told, and they may have formed in ice, too.  Take your pick.  Don’t you remember your physics?  Ice floats.  How is the ice container going to get to the black smoker at the bottom of the sea, or vice versa?  But then, when the ice container touches the hot water, guess what?  Entropy.  If biology uses physics, as you say, this could be a problem.These and other fallacies easily earn this story the SEQOTW prize.  We are told that Cartwright’s fantasies put “a new twist to the idea” that life arrived from space or by some other physical process without design.  It must be a blast being an astrobiologist in Europe.  You get to dance The Twist, play Twister, and sip your Darwine Twister cocktail.  Simultaneously.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Anticipation grows as Premier Business Awards come closer


first_imgThirty companies are vying for top honours in the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 January 2018.The awards are sponsored by Wits Business School, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Tsogo Sun and Old Mutual. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Thirty companies will be vying for top honours in the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony that will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 30 January 2018. The awards are presented by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African.Anticipation is reigning supreme among the companies that will be battling it out for the first prizes in the 10 categories, but all eyes will be on Ndoukhulu Hydraulics and Mining Supplier. The company, which is based in Johannesburg, where it manufactures, repairs and refurbishes hydraulic cylinders, is leading the pack with nominations in three categories. These are Black Industrialists, Manufacturer and SMME Awards.Managing Director of Ndoukhulu Matome Manenzhe could not contain his excitement when he learnt that his company has been presented with three opportunities to romp home with a prestigious award at the ceremony.“We are honoured, humbled and privileged to make it as finalist in three categories. This is a great source of inspiration to everyone who is involved with our company, from our employees to our clients.  To us making it this far is a great achievement that we will cherish for a long time as we are a relatively new and small company.  Winning an award will be a cherry on top,” says an elated Manenzhe.He adds that he views his company’s nominations as a recognition of its small but commendable contribution in job creation, industrialisation, youth development and skill transfer.Another company on which the spotlight will shine prominently at the ceremony is Thata Ubeke Manufacturing, which is based in Boksburg where they manufacture electrical and electronic sub-systems for the domestic and export markets. CEO of Thatha Ubeke Nana Sabelo is optimistic that they will successfully defend the Black Industrialist Award which they won when it was first presented in 2016. However, a double is on the cards this year as they are also finalists in the Manufacturer Award.“We are thrilled about being nominated twice. It shows we are not a one-time wonder and that we did not rest on our laurels after winning the inaugural Black Industrial Award. We are confident that we are ticking many of the boxes that are in line with the country’s economic objectives. We are a 100% black, woman-owned company operating in the advanced manufacturing sector where it is creating jobs for predominantly young people and exporting products,” says Sabelo.Chief Operating Officer of Memeza Shout Elmarie Pereira is confident that it will be second time lucky for her social enterprise which is nominated for the SMME Award after failing to make the cut in the last edition.Memeza has provided South Africa with the first public alarm system that is linked to the police and community police forums. According to Parreira, the SAPS-endorsed alarm system enables ordinary South Africans who cannot afford private security to have access to safety and security.“We have been working on the roll-out of the public alarm system for four years. Being nominated as a finalist in the national premier business awards means that our company and efforts are being recognised and that the work we are doing is making an impact in the vulnerable communities that we are working hard to assist. Winning the award will prove that we are on the right track as a social enterprise. It will also encourage us to continue with our work in order to contribute in combating crime in South Africa. The initiative is also about community upliftment and job creation,” says Pereira.The awards are sponsored by Wits Business School, Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Tsogo Sun and Old Mutual.More information on the South African Premier Business Awards, visit www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or call 0861 843 384.last_img read more