Alarcon, Barrera shine for Bacolod Tay Tung in NBTC seeding round

first_imgBarrera, meanwhile, was solid with 21 markers and 11 boards, while Ryan Cruz exploded for 13 points in the payoff period to wind up with 19 points as Bacolod Tay Tung claimed the 28th seed.Ryan Untalan was the lone bright spot for University of Luzon-Dagupan with 24 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFourteen other teams saw action in the opening day to determine their placing in the first round on Monday.Adamson hacked out an 82-77 victory over Filam Sports USA behind Adrian Manlapaz’ 17 points and 13 rebounds. Lyiell Pepito topscored for the Tarlaqueños with 15.Harvey Pagsanjan went berserk with his 33 points as he delivered the tight 58-57 victory for the now-ninth seed Hope Christian High School over AusPinoy Australia in the nightcap.Cooper McLaughlin paced the Fil-Aussies with 21 markers in the defeat.With the seedings set, the tournament now shifts to a high gear with the first round scheduled on Monday.Here are the games which will be simultaneously played in three venues:MOA Arena:8 a.m. – Letran (14) vs Assumption College of Davao (19)9:30 a.m. – Durham Crossover-Canada (11) vs University of Baguio (22)11 a.m. – AusPinoy Australia (16) vs Assumption-Cagayan de Oro (17)2 p.m. – San Sebastian (10) vs Hercor College of Roxas (23)3:30 p.m. – Ateneo de Manila (1) vs New Ormoc City HS (32)5 p.m. – University of Visayas (4) vs University of Luzon-Dagupan (29)6:30 p.m. – San Beda (7) vs St. Louis-Don Bosco Dumaguete (26)8 p.m. – NU (5) vs Bacolod Tay Tung HS (28)Cuneta Astrodome:8 a.m. – Adamson (12) vs Notre Dame of Midsayap (21)9:30 a.m. – Filam Sports-USA (13) vs La Salle-Lipa (20)11 a.m. – Camp David-New Zealand (15) vs Lyceum-Cavite (18)2 p.m. – Hope Christian (9) vs St. Benilde-Calamba (24)3:30 p.m. – La Salle Greenhils (2) vs Jesus the Loving Shepherd-Naga (31)Palm Coast Marina: Harold Alarcon and James Barrera turned heads with their stellar play for Bacolod Tay Tung High School’s 87-62 rout of University of Luzon-Dagupan in the opening day of the 2018 Exped SM-NBTC National Finals Seeding Round at One E-Com Center on Sunday.Alarcon, the highly-touted forward, shook off his first half woes and came alive for the Ilonggos, dropping 15 of his 17 points in the second half breakaway, while also hauling down seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Joseph Podrigo also contributed 17 markers on a 5-of-8 shooting from the field as the Falcons claimed the 12th seed.Jalen Green impressed for Filam Sports USA with his 24 points and seven boards.Durham Crossover Canada also eked out a 65-64 win against Letran behind Matthew Daves’ 17 points and eight rebounds.Tyler Garcia poured 15 markers, including the go-ahead three in the final minute, while Denzel Faraon got 11 points and five boards as the Fil-Canadians took the 11th seed.The Squires banked on John Valdez, who got a double-double of 14 markers and 11 rebounds, and Niel Tolentino, who had 12 points and four boards.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown San Sebastian dispatched Camp David New Zealand, 95-54, behind a balanced attack led by Damie Cuntapay’s 13 points and six rebounds to claim the 10th seed.Tyler Martin was the lone Fil-Kiwi to notch double-figures with 11 markers in the defeat.Letran-Bataan banked on its potent trio to turn back St. Columban College-Pagadian, 76-49, and claim the 27th seed.Dither Ferriols and Julius Garcia did the damage for the Balanga natives with their 19 points apiece, while they were backstopped by Aerone Santos, who tallied a double-double of 18 markers and 12 boards in the win.Kennon Halasan paced Pagadian with 12.St. Louis-Don Bosco Dumaguete also escaped a game challenge from Jesus the Loving Shepherd-Naga, 71-69, to grab the 26th seed.Ian Lazarte and Karl Dave unloaded 13 points apiece for the Negros ballers.The Ilocano side, meanwhile, relied on Dave Areno’s 15-point, 11-rebound performance.University of the Assumption-San Fernando decimated New Ormoc City National High School, 71-48, to take the 25th seed.Gerald Pagcu’s 15 points and Justine Bondoc’s 14 markers and eight rebounds guided the Kapampangans in the rout. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 9:30 a.m. – Chiang Kai Shek (3) vs St. Columban College-Pagadian (30)11 a.m. – SHS-Ateneo de Cebu (8) vs Assumption-San Fernando (25)2 p.m. – Malayan HS (6) vs Letran-Bataan (27) Volleyball star Michele Gumabao crowned 2018 Bb. Pilipinas-Globe View commentslast_img read more

Alaska Highway open after serious collision near Wonowon

first_imgWONOWON, B.C. – The Alaska Highway is open to single lane traffic after a collision early Thursday morning near Wonowon.The Fort St. John RCMP responded to a collision near Mile 102 of the Alaska Highway after a call at 1:50 a.m. Thursday.  Once Police arrived on scene, they were able to confirm the collision involved a single vehicle and what they call significant injuries.The highway was closed in both directions for most of the night, but is now open to single lane alternating traffic.- Advertisement -Peace Region Traffic Services are on scene investigating the collision.Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.last_img

Could regional integration make Africa the next big economic success story?

first_imgIt’s by time countries in Africa work as one to better its economy. This means tearing down borders to allow Africans to freely move and trade within the continent. At this year’s WEF Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, regional integration was on everyone’s lips. Attendees of the event wondered if an Africa free of borders would improve the continent’s socio-economic situation. (Image: Youtube)• How can digital technology boost growth in Africa?• Librarian saves ancient African manuscripts in Timbuktu• Fast facts: Africa from A to Z• Rwanda: Marvel of growth and WEF Africa 2016 host• Infographic: African alliances help boost regional prosperity By Mo Ibrahim, Chairman: Mo Ibrahim FoundationIt won’t be long before Africa’s rapidly expanding population bypasses China’s. We are now little more than 100 million people behind. With a young, energetic and increasingly well-educated workforce, it should provide a powerful motor for our continent to emulate China’s stellar performance.There may be concerns – not least in Africa – about China’s economic slowdown. But while its increase in GDP in 2015 may have been the lowest for a generation, it was still 6.9%. It means its growth was the equivalent of adding on the entire economy of Switzerland or Saudi Arabia.Of course, China remains the success story of the last 30 years. But just imagine how different the picture might have been if China was divided into 54 states, each with its own customs rules, its own currency and national infrastructure that rarely linked with its neighbours. Does anyone seriously believe that a China saddled with such divisions could have grown so quickly into the world’s biggest economy?WATCH: The press conference on regional integration held at WEF Africa 2016A globalized worldThe answer explains why economic integration is so critical to our continent and citizens. In a globalized economy, size really does matter. It’s why, in my opinion, a decision by Britain to withdraw from the European Union would be bad for Britain and bad for the countries it left behind. The single market has been Europe’s greatest achievement and breaking it up would be a major mistake.A large internal market provides the strong platform needed to compete across the world, driving industrialization and attracting investment. Yet Africa, which could have a single market with twice Europe’s number of consumers, still finds itself hopelessly divided into fragmented national markets, which are often too small to benefit from economies of scale.We all know the problems these divisions bring. They have, after all, been a major topic of frustration at every Forum meeting in Africa.Trade tariffs in African are 50% higher than in Latin America and Asia. Slow and onerous customs procedures on the continent mean it can take goods three times longer than the OECD average to move over borders. The result is trade between African countries is a fraction the level in Europe or Asia.It helps explain, too, why the continent’s infrastructure, which is already inadequate, is so disjointed. Transport links stop at borders. A failure of imagination and national self-interest has prevented regional answers to energy shortages.There are welcome steps under way to remove the barriers blocking trade, preventing industrial co-operation and discouraging investment. The new Tripartite Free Trade Area aims to create a trading zone from Cairo to Cape Town. Let’s hope the momentum is maintained.WATCH: The discussion “Realising Africa as One Market” at WEF Africa 2016Consumers are leading the wayThe first economic integration initiatives in Africa were launched a century ago. Yet with the odd exception, the formal and informal barriers remain.Too many of our continent’s leaders talk a good game about the need for regional integration but forget what they have promised when they return home from African Union summits. It is too easy to use short-term national interests as a justification for ignoring the need for cross-border infrastructure or to keep in place protectionist barriers.The good news is that consumers are not waiting for government action but are using technology to work around these barriers. Telecoms and financial services are just two of the sectors where innovation is so fast and all-embracing that it has enabled national restrictions to be ignored. New services are being offered faster than old regulation can cope.But while technology and consumer power are important – and increasingly driving change – we can’t afford to wait for their positive impact. It won’t build the regional power infrastructure or new cross-border transport links, or slash tariffs or customs red tape fast enough. We need political leadership. It’s about time we turned rhetoric into reality over regional integration in Africa.last_img read more

There Are Geocachers Among Us…And They’re Amazing

first_imgCAPT BIGGINSYour newest Geocacher of the MonthThere’s no doubt that this geocacher puts his heart and soul into everything that is geocaching. If you’re in south Florida–heck, if you’re anywhere in Florida–Capt Biggins might just be your go-to guy if you’re in need of geocaching advice. Cathie Bailey says of him, “Capt. Biggins is not only an avid and accomplished geocacher, he is a generously kind person. He helped out my family and I when we were new to the sport, and he makes himself available to teach the techniques, gps use, hiding and seeking of the caches, and purchasing or making the necessary equipment. He is most deserving of this honor on any given month, and this one is as good as any.”Geocaching is exciting when caves are involved.Capt Biggins is a geocacher with a big heart. Valeria sings his praises: “[Capt Biggins is] a fantastic ‘cacher who recently designed a gorgeous tag to help a fellow ‘cacher raise money to take care of unexpected expenses she has incurred since her MS diagnoses this year including a major relapse this summer which has left her unable to stand or walk.”He’s a tree-hugger too!Capt Biggins’ helpfulness isn’t limited to in-person interactions, either. One geocacher, Stefan, “was a Tourist in Florida last three weeks. Before the trip I asked questions on a forum for cachers in that area. Cpt. Biggins ALWAYS answered with in helpful way. And in a friendly and funny way too. A real geocacher ambassador.”Based on the comments we saw in our nominations post, Capt Biggins is the reason why a lot of geocachers started geocaching…and the reason why a number of them keep on doing it.Congratulations Capt Biggins!The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month geocoin.If you know an outstanding geocacher who should be considered for the honor, simply fill out this webform. Even with the greatness of all three geocachers, there can only be one winner. October’s Geocacher of the Month is… SharePrint RelatedOctober Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentOctober 22, 2014In “Community”November Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsNovember 9, 2012In “Community”October Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsOctober 12, 2012In “Community” If you’re reading this, you can count yourself lucky to be playing the same game as them, and even luckier if you happen to meet one of them. Because frankly…Pudsemand og kone, DrJay, and Capt Biggins are amazing.They may geocache differently and in opposite corners of the world, but they share an undeniable love for the game and for the players, and they show it too. You let us know who you think deserves the honor, and we listened. But first, the candidates:Pudsemand og konePudsemand og kone are a caching couple from Denmark. You only need to look the comments that came in for these two, to know that they love meeting other geocachers. Peterpro commented, “They have made some of the best events we have ever attended. They are always helping if an experienced or newbie geocacher has a question or needs help. They invite every geocacher they meet into their home and some of our best cache experiences have been created by Tina and Henrik, that goes for puzzle, challenge, kids friendly, D5 and nightcaches. Deeply from our hearts they deserve the honor to be ‘Geocacher of the Month’.” Another voter says, “Tina and Henrik have a great “Let’s just do it”-spirit, that brought us a lot of caches and events. that stand out among others, and have made them famous all over Denmark.” Capt BigginsCapt Biggins, according to many, is “an incredible friend who puts his heart into geocaching. He will be there for anyone at anytime. He is a true GEOCACHER. He absolutely loves sharing this passion with others. At any opportunity, he is talking to others about geocaching. He makes caching fun and enjoyable. I have cached with Capt Biggins may times and it has been a true honor knowing someone of his caliber.” And trust us…he’s made a lot of geocaching friends. Another geocacher says, “I always look forward to seeing this kind cacher, at an event or in the bush. He is an asset to our local (ok…. not so local, nearly state-wide) caching community.”center_img Let’s begin by saying that all three of the geocachers nominated for October’s Geocacher of the Month are worthy of the title. Share with your Friends:More DrJayDrJay is a geocacher from the state of Utah, and he’s definitely at the top of his game in terms of geocaching statistics (did we mention a streak of 2,837 days? Quite possibly one of the longest streaks ever). Says MountainHikerUT, “He has kept the Utah Association of Geocachers alive by taking over the reins when no one else wanted to. For the last few years he has continued the tradition of holding the annual UTAG Spring and Fall Events and has traveled hundreds of miles to make sure that these events are held in all parts of the state.” To add to that, Kyle Clements says, “The first time we met DrJay was in the middle of the night digging through weeds at the dead end of a road just a few miles from where we live. Turns out that FTF marked the 7th anniversary since he started his daily caching streak! Since that day we have had many an encounter with DrJay including FTF run-ins and local caching events. He’s practically a stand-up comedian running local events, and helps make sure everyone has a good time.”last_img read more

Nowhere to Run to, Baby: Moms’ Social/Mobile Web Use Up by 400%

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts The days of moms covertly stalking their children on MySpace or freaking out over Facebook party pics are not-so-slowly shifting to headier days of proactive moms using the Internet to meet their own needs.A new study from BabyCenter shows that mothers’ social media use has increased 462 percent over the past three years. The same group’s mobile web usage is up 348 percent over the same period of time. And these moms aren’t just keeping tabs on secretive teenagers. They’re networking for themselves, finding answers online, and sharing stories about their offspring. The two-part study was conducted between 2006 and 2009 in conjunction with NovaQuant. BabyCenter also conducted a series of 18 in-depth surveys between January and June of 2009This “21st Century Moms Report” states that the number of mothers using social networks has risen from 11 percent to 63 percent since 2006. And there’s good news for brands who are using the same networks. According to the BabyCenter press release, “Forty-four percent [of moms on the social web] use social media for word-of-mouth recommendations on brands and products, and 73 percent feel they find trustworthy information about products and services.”As far as hardware is concerned, almost all moms – 91 percent – say they never leave home without a mobile device. More than half say they have replaced traditional photo albums with online photo-sharing services. And moms are also the primary console gamers in the household after the birth of a first or second child.Health is an important vertical for digital moms. Again, the report reads, “In online communities, children’s health issues are the leading topic of interest in online communities (91 percent), followed by childhood development tips (79 percent).” Mothers are also seeking out expert medical advice, parent-to-parent wisdom, and product reviews via social media.As Gen X and millenial women and men come of age and start families, their technological preferences are applied to new aspects of life, as well. Longstanding sites such as BabyCenter and niche startups such as LilGrams are in excellent positions to serve the needs of digital parents and connect them to brands, hopefully in ways that are relevant, helpful, and innovative. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Digital Lifestyle#web center_img jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Estate Planning Basics & Advanced Directives Webinar

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDr. Barbara O’Neill and Attorney Mary Benzinger, Senior Attorney for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon Army and Air Force Legal Assistance Office, will present this webinar that will focus on a number of estate planning topics that will help financial practitioners navigate this tricky process with clients, including:Probate and probate avoidanceFamily Favourite by Gareth Williams. Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.The advantages and limitations of willsTrustsEstate taxesBlended familiesLife insurance beneficiariesStates that have transfer on death for vehicles and real propertyPoor planning & minor childrenTestamentary trustsEstate planning resources, tips and tricksRegistration is now required for MFLN webinars. You can register for this event here. Here you can also find resources, a copy of the presentation slides, and join the webinar on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. ET.last_img

IT engineer Mohsin Shaikh’s father dies

first_imgSadiq Shaikh, 64, father of Mohsin Shaikh, who was allegedly killed by Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) activists in Pune in 2014, died on Monday afternoon at his residence in Solapur due to heart attack.Shaikh complained of chest pain and died at around 2.30 p.m. Sadiq Shaikh tirelessly made rounds of the Bombay High Court seeking compensation for the murder of Mohsin on June 2, 2014 in Hadapsar, Pune.On November 29 this year the HC had directed that Shaikh be paid ₹10 lakh compensation as per a government resolution. He was granted the said amount on December 5. However, he had urged the court to direct payment of ₹30.9 lakh to the family.Shaikh is survived by his wife, son and daughter. Talking to The Hindu, Shaikh’s son-in-law said, “He died a sad man and was extremely tense over the compensation for his family. He would often run around to the collector’s office and HC to get some relief from them.”last_img

Semerad’s girlfriend, Rosario’s wife get in shouting match

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It has been a testy PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals series and the tension has escalated to the sidelines with the wives and girlfriends of both San Miguel and TNT side also getting into the action.Eyewitness accounts said that David Semerad’s fiancee Gwen Ruais and Troy Rosario’s wife Mich Rosario engaged in a shouting match after the Beermen’s 111-102 victory in Game 5 Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The parties were seated at the patron section of the venue while waiting for the players to come out from the dugout.The Big Dome’s security men were spotted trying to pacify the warring sides before the players helped out in escorting their partners to the exit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn a tweet on her personal account, Rosario explained her side, saying she was merely trying to pacify the situation.“I was trying to pacify the scene when she said to me, ‘Bye bye yaya!’ How can I calm down!!! I’m not the one who started this!!!” What ‘missteps’? ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:51Racela keeps faith in TNT import Joshua Smith00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera MOST READ Fajardo fine with sitting out 4th quarter as Beermen goes for speed China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Three Things We Learned From the Tulsa Game

first_imgOklahoma State is 1-0 after taking care of a retooling Tulsa squad. What a blowout win at home against the Golden Hurricane actually proves remains to be seen but we definitely learned some things about this year’s Cowboy squad.Mike Gundy isn’t afraid to show his handHeading into Thursday night my biggest question was whether or not OSU would start fast and try to bury a lesser team. Tulsa won 10 games last year and blew out Central Michigan in its bowl game, but Philip Montgomery is breaking in a new quarterback and still finding out which receivers he can trust. Would we see a rusty or timid Oklahoma State? Was Gundy going to “go vanilla” and save his good stuff for Pitt?No, the Cowboys came out just as you’d expect the No. 10 team in the country to and fared better than most of their top-10 counterparts. Teams likes Ohio State, Washington, USC and Wisconsin had to knock off the rust but OSU came out of the tunnel humming like a well-oiled machine. And it didn’t go full vanilla either. Gundy didn’t hand out laminated sheets from the playbook but he wasn’t ashamed to show what he has. He basically said, “We’re really good. We’re going to run you over (and past) you and there’s nothing you can do about it.” That’s the sentiment I wanted to see from Oklahoma State and its coaches and I was pleasantly surprised.OSU has some dudes… at tailbackWe knew the receivers were great. We knew Tyron Johnson’s first target would be a 44-yard score. Well, pretty much. But we did not know anything about OSU’s running backs not named Justice Hill. True freshman J.D. King carried the ball six times and gained 95 yards. Redshirt freshman LD Brown got 92 in five tries. Each had a score.During Mike Gundy’s tenure, a freshman has rushed for 100 yards just 14 times. Five of those were last season by Justice Hill and each of his came as the starter. King and Brown were each one play away from that happening twice during the season opener, both in a reserve role. Each broke loose for runs of 71 and 73 yards, respectively.Each backup also showed out with his own unique skill set. King, the bulldozer who can run over Division I athletes at just 18 years old. And Brown, whose break-neck speed and wiggle can be deadly in space. We’ve yet to see world-class speedster Chuba Hubbard who gave us our latest classic Gundy moment and Ja’Ron Wilson who is the biggest back of the group and has shown potential in practice.Mike Gundy summed it up pretty well.“(Running back is) going to be a special position for us over the next three or four years.”This defense has real speedHeading into fall camp we knew that the Cowboys had some athletes. Thursday night taught us just how fast OSU is on defense. The middle of the field resembled a kamikaze run from Oklahoma State’s head hunters. Tre Flowers was all over the place. The same with linebackers Kevin Henry, Kenneth Edison-McGruder and Justin Phillips. Ramon Richards looked as comfortable as he’s been since taking snaps for Brackenridge High School.All in all, Oklahoma State recorded 85 total tackles to Tulsa’s 60. But the eye test told the real story. The Cowboys have some dudes that are fast and like contact. Is this defense perfect? No. It gave up five of six third-and-longs to end the game. But it might be perfect for the Big 12. Here’s what we know after Week 1 (combined with how it finished last year). It’s opportunistic. It’s good at guarding the red zone and it’s good at limiting points.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more