NCAA: Generals post back-to-back wins, oust Chiefs

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rivero-led PH opens bid in Fiba 3×3 U23 World Cup vs Slovenia For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 View comments The Chiefs pulled within five late after trailing by 13 entering the final frame but the Generals responded with Garcia’s lone field goal–a 3-pointer–in the fourth quarter to seal the game, 75-66, with only 1:30 remaining.“I told them don’t look at the scoreboard. At least what’s important is we’re able to close out the game despite Arellano’s rally,” Sison said. “I’m already seeing the players’ desire [to win],” said EAC head coach Ariel Sison in Filipino. “Hopefully, we continue to win.”EAC (4-11) notched its second straight win after a stunning 69-67 upset of Final Four contender College of St. Benilde four days ago while also eliminating Arellano (4-10) from playoff contention.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGarcia scored 17 of his game-high 25 points in the first half that went with six rebounds, five assists and one steal while Maguliano added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.“From the start of the season my goal is to get as many wins as possible for the team so giving up is not an option for me even though the losses piled up. I’m just thankful that we’re able to get back-to-back wins,” Garcia said in Filipino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlso-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College was at it again, this time pulling the plug on Arellano University’s Final Four bid with a 78-70 win in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Generals raced to a fast start to build a 48-30 halftime lead behind Jerome Garcia and JP Maguliano before holding off the Chiefs’ fiery fourth-quarter rally.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Gaskin highlights the importance of agricultural sector

first_imgWith the oil and gas industry paving the way for Guyana’s development, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin has reiterated the importance of other sectors in the country’s economy, primarily the agricultural and agro-processing sectors.This announcement was made at the launch of Marketplace Uncapped, an exhibition aimed at promoting the products of local manufacturers in Guyana.During his address, Minister Gaskin stressed on the significance of understanding how greatly the agricultural sector affected the country and the opportunities that were possible from Guyana’s growing agro-processing industry.“It’s important to note that our government sees the agricultural and agro-processing sector as priority sectors, because we too understand that long after the oil has been extracted and there’s no more left, we still need to eat and feed others,” he stated.Some of the locally-manufactured productsCurrently, the Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC) is working with small-scale manufacturers to highlight their businesses. While the use of quality ingredients is a requirement, packaging also plays an important role in gaining the customers’ attention. As such, Gaskin encouraged local producers to have their items featured at exhibitions to improve in these areas.The Minister revealed, “Our job is not to criticise those whose packaging is not that attractive, but to help them appreciate the need to not only compete on the basis of your ingredients, but on how well you package and how attractive your product is – when it is lined up on the supermarket shelf next to imported products and other products.”“We’re also trying to help smaller producers who don’t yet understand the benefit of packaging, ensuring that their goods are properly packaged and labelled,” he said.While adding that employment was created for farmers by small business ventures, Gaskin also emphasised the fact that Guyana’s import bill has been reduced, stating: “All these things are good for farmers, because we know that we import these foods. Every year, there is a high import bill that we have to face and if we can produce them locally and process them locally and make them available for local consumption, then we’re ahead of the game.”During his remarks, Minister Gaskin also touched on the fact that Guyana no longer exported catfish to the United States of America (USA). This is in light of the non-compliance with the United States Food Safety Modernisation Act, which he thinks should be fulfilled urgently. The Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) is collaborating with the University of Hawaii on educational programmes, which will assist with compliance on these requirements.“It doesn’t help us to sit down and attributing blame to each other. What we need to figure out: what needs to be done, what are the requirements, how can we help each other to achieve these requirements,” he stated.Presently, the Agriculture Ministry has embarked on a sustainable agricultural plan, which is financed through a US$15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank and is expected to impact the agricultural sector in a tremendous way. Spices such as turmeric and black pepper are also being cultivated in various areas in Region One (Barima-Waini). Additionally, the Business Ministry is working on two incubators, in Berbice and Lethem, which will assist small operators.While these are all systems that were put in place to diversify and develop the country’s agro-processing industry, the Business Minister, in his final comments, highlighted that for the sector to emerge victorious, consumers must patronise these businesses and buy the products, which are no less of good quality than imported products.last_img read more

WGEC recognises outstanding women on new website

first_imgMagda PollardThe Women and Gender Equality Commission on Friday launched its online Women’s Hall of Fame, providing a virtual introduction to some influential women who shaped Guyana’s history and others who made valuable contributions.Commission Chairperson Indranie Chandarpal related that the initiative has been in the making for some time.In the early days of the feminist movement , efforts were made to document the work of outstanding women using typewriters. This later evolved to using computers to save important information.Now, the website will speak to a wider audience and most importantly, the younger generation that is technologically savvy.“Since we are in the age of technology, we believe that it is a most timely opportunity for us to add our virtual hall of fame…We’re looking at people from pre-Independence, politicians, rights defenders, grassroot women leaders, differently abled, culture and art, sport and academic,” she stated.Some individuals who were recognised include Guyana’s First Female Head of State, Janet Jagan; Viola Burnham; Gertie Wood; Kowsilla; Claudette Maasdammer; Mary Noel Menezes; Margery Kirkpatrick; Jane Phillips-Gay; Paulette Allicock; Odessa Blair; Philomena Sahoye-Shury and Sheila Holder. Persons can also make recommendations for other women, who will be added in the future.Just a few days ago, stalwart women’s activists Magda Pollard and Andaiye passed away and for this reason, special emphasis was placed on their influential roles.The Commission was established back in 2010. Chandarpal functions as the Chairperson, with Cheryl Sampson from the National Congress of Women as the Deputy Chairperson. The other Commissioners are drawn from the labour unions, regional women’s affairs committees, cultural and ethnic groups, and the Private Sector.Janet Jaganlast_img read more

Stunning Man United loss, Lampard to take on Chelsea and more – talkSPORT quiz

first_img Frank Lampard playing against Chelsea 1 In case you didn’t know, Chelsea play Man City on Saturday 31 January at 5.30pm and it’s live on talkSPORT.It’s one of the biggest games of the Premier League season. A win for the Blues and they will increase their lead at the top of the table, but if the visitors can close the gap, then it is set to be a brilliant title race.However, there are other games taking place too, so talkSPORT has put together ten tough Premier League questions for you to get your head around.Let us know how you get on and find out how you can listen to the Stamford Bridge clash here, as well as Arsenal v Aston Villa at the EmiratesAbout | Privacy | Termslast_img

Mora realizing the effects of winning

first_img Said Mora’s adviser, John Montelongo: “I have seen him become a lot busier, as far as doing interviews on radio stations, traveling.’ Mora may be the same person, but his status as a prize fighter has reached a higher level. Manfredo was the only world-ranked fighter in “The Contender,’ so Mora’s victory was huge. He won the seven- round middleweight fight by scores of 70-63, 69-64 and 68-65. Mora said Thursday he is hopeful Manfredo has something new to offer tonight. “I want him to really try his hardest, so he can bring out the best in me,’ Mora said. “If he really goes out there and tries to win, I can actually hurt him earlier. “I hope he brings something different to the table.’ Another victory over Manfredo would further elevate Mora in the eyes of many. Mora said he has looked ahead to 2006, but not beyond. “I definitely want to crack the top 10 in the next year,’ he said. “And I want to fight two opponents in the top 10 to really solidify that ranking.’ Mora is ranked No. 20 by the World Boxing Council. Robert Morales can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213, or by e-mail at robert.morales@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I put in three bids on three different houses, and I got out-bid on all three,’ said Mora, of Los Angeles via Montebello. “I am realizing that $1 million ain’t much, not if you want to buy a house in L.A.’ Perhaps Mora can get that house if his career continues to blossom. He will take on Manfredo tonight at Staples Center in a rematch of their finale in “The Contender.’ A couple of things have happened in the life of Sergio Mora since he defeated Peter Manfredo Jr. to win the championship in “The Contender’ last May at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Mora’s celebrity has grown, and he’s come to realize that winning the $1 million purse for defeating Manfredo does not make him a rich man not in this town. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Other fighters who participated in “The Contender,’ a reality series that aired on NBC, will also be on this card, which will be held under the Contender promotional banner. It is a prelude to the second season of “The Contender,’ which was dropped by NBC but has been picked up by ESPN, who will televise tonight’s event. Mora, 24, is 16-0 with three knockouts. Manfredo, 24, is from Providence, R.I. and is 24-2 with 10 knockouts. Prior to winning the $1 million, Mora’s biggest purse had been $7,000. He was known somewhat locally, but that has all changed. “When people see that you are actually doing something, that you have achieved something, whether you want to call it popularity or celebrity, people around you change,’ Mora said. “But the people who are loyal to you, they don’t change. They are the ones who keep you grounded. That is what reminds me to say, `You are the same person.” last_img

Five keys for Raiders against Texans and Deshaun Watson

first_imgHunter Renfrow knows what the Raiders are up against.The last time Renfrow caught a pass from Deshaun Watson, it was a 2-yard touchdown with one second to play that delivered a 35-31 national championship win for Clemson against Alabama at the close of the 2016 season.Watson entered the draft and is one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks for the Houston Texans, who host the Raiders Sunday at NRG Stadium (1:25 p.m. PST). Renfrow played two more seasons for the Tigers before joining the …last_img

Mandela Day Launch

first_imgAction against Poverty is this year’s theme for Nelson Mandela International Day and South Africans are being encouraged to work together to uproot poverty.Sandiso Sibisi, one of the Play Your Part ambassadors, attended the event. (Image: Melissa Javan)Nelson Mandela International Day commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. It was launched on his birthday, 18 July, in 2009 via a unanimous decision by the UN General Assembly. Mandela Day calls on us all, every day, to make the world a better place.Brand South Africa partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 10 May 2017 at Constitution Hill to launch a new theme for Mandela Day – ‘Action Against Poverty’. The launch took place in the form of an exhibition showcasing “Footsteps of Madiba” and members of the public were encouraged to take action and inspire change in their chosen action against poverty.The programme included messages of support by Unathi Msengana, Randall Abrahams, Isidingo Cast Members and Generations Cast members and it was covered by Morning Live on SABC 2, Expresso on SABC 3, Sunrise on ETV Sunrise, Cliff Central and Kaya FM.last_img read more

X&Y ANGEL- Hot Fashion 22″ Curly Clip in Hair Extensions Hairpiece 1 Pcs Light Brown – A good product for the price

first_imgEven my hairdresser was amazed with the high quality.Definitely wonderful extensions, so affordable, have been getting them regular monthly for about two yrs, but just about every handful of months they mail the improper colour. This is thanks to small/no stock, and relatively than waiting for far more stock, they just send out the erroneous types. Keep on to order then as they are excellent worth for revenue, but really annoying when you will not get what you get.Features of X&Y ANGEL- Hot Fashion 22″ Curly Clip in Hair Extensions Hairpiece 1 Pcs Light BrownX&Y ANGEL,Brand new.100% high quality japanese heat resistant material.Color : as the photo showsYou will get a lot of compliments wearing it .A small also very long throughout for my head so i minimize portion of it off. Obviously not as comfortable as real hair but does the occupation x.Color was much darker than i envisioned so not in a position to use them, did described as a light brown but extra dim than light brown.I think the wig is gorgeous but the color would not go with my all-natural hair. I believe the wig is attractive but the color won’t go with my normal hair they must give far more color solutions. Their was a take note in the box for exchange but i really don’t bother to shell out for postage once again but it arrived extremely speedily i consider in two days and packing was great my cause for giving four star is only color general the wig was gorgeous.I requested these about two weeks in the past and they came right now, theyre pretty awesome. A little bit darker than my color but they nonetheless search good. I expected them to get forever to appear due to the fact they’ve occur from china but only took two weeks.Lovely colour but want guidelines. I have rated this 5* purely for the shipping and delivery time but when i bought the hair out, there’s no guidance as to how to place the hair in/on. I have hardly ever worn extensions in advance of so i thought i would obtain these to see what they’re like.Smooth, buttery blonde/brown hairpiece – fantastic. This is a wonderful hairpiece, its lighter far more buttery than it appears to be on the photograph but it was excellent even the color. The coils are bouncy and its hangs seriously very well in my hair.Mainly because i desired to see what it would appear like to have longer hair. I introduced it a number of times in the past, for the reason that i wanted to see what it would search like to have more time hair. It arrived in two times on regular supply, was so delighted appears to be like so a lot like authentic hair. It matches the darker impression more, but i have very light hair (filthy/ashy blonde) in comparison and it blends actually nicely,. I did acquire it to bleach, as i have finished this with other wigs but it designed the patch weird and brittle, but i believe it would get the job done to include some colour streaks.Blends pretty well to your hair color and seems excellent. Does not final very extensive nonetheless.Incredible product – good seller. Communicated with me with regards to the merchandise and it arrived nicely packed and in good problem. Though the color wasn’t rather suitable it labored properly on my mates hair and she loved it.It seems to be so purely natural and clips in so well. She has brief hair and this was the 1st time she working experience this. It appeared astounding and she stated thank the vendor.The products wasn’t quite matchy to my hair but they do deliver an trade give for another shade. I failed to bother to trade it coz it will not price tag that a great deal. The price tag is affordable for this merchandise. The merchandise quality and the shipping company was good. The only explanation i gave this item outstanding coz of their client care. They incorporate a piece of letter inside of the box giving you how you can exchange ur merchandise or how you can get in touch with them and every thing in facts.Great worth for occassional use. Fantastic worth synthetic hair piece if you are after one thing for occassional use. This is a clip-in extension and is what i would explain as ‘golden brown’ in colour (similiar to hair dye golden brown). It felt protected when in location and included a large amount of quantity and lenght to my hair. My rating is dependent on the adhering to: matches my hair colour, worth for money, appears to be like the photograph (i. The just one in which the lady is holding up the hair piece) and it arrived inside the specified time body. For me this is perfect as i would only use this occassionally and consequently you should not want to commit a little fortune on extensions, however for people of you who would be imagining of wearing it more extended phrase you may possibly require to look at other possibilities.Terrific hair piece worth for dollars would invest in this again will never previous for very long so would want to swap it.For my daughter and for the selling price they are awesome value, simple to clip in and she loves. I received these for my daughter and for the selling price they are remarkable price, quick to clip in and she loves them would advocate them to anybody who was wanting for very good hair extensions at a great price.A fantastic product or service for the rate. It functions nicely as a clip in, it would not look bogus. Does the occupation nicely but isn’t really a higher good quality solution. I would endorse this to any individual starting out with hair extensions.I simply cannot strain how excellent this solution is. The hair by itself is impeccably delicate, feels just like my have hair. The color of the hair is specifically as shown in the photograph and the hairpiece is extremely easy to clip in. Blends in with my individual hair and just adds a bit more quantity, good for likely out to evening meal or a night time out, all round very pleased with the item and the speedy delivery and will be purchasing from the seller once again.Adds a excellent volume of lustre and quantity to my hair. I minimize the extensions to my sought after duration and they glance excellent.This product appears to be good on, but sadly only lasts a person have on before. This products appears to be like good on, but sadly only lasts one have on ahead of getting tangeled and knotty, i did try out and use detangle spray as wel as wash it to try out and recuperate the hair but unfortunately this did not function , so for a low cost glamorous loook very well truly worth it for a speacil night time, but would not advise for each individual working day hair x.Acquired it for a summer time ball and it rocked. I purchased it for a summer months ball, as i desired a speedy repair – given that i am incredibly fast paced at the moment. It took me two minutes to place it on and it stayed on my head the total night time, although i was dancing and laughing and everythingi am pretty happy with it and in addition, the hair (despite the fact that synthetic) seems to be like your pure hair (if you match the color of system). The length is really extensive, i never ever wore (or experienced) so lengthy hair just before, but i cherished the resultas it stayed in a excellent issue, i will unquestionably wear it once again. Wow these are straightforward to clip in they appear attractive in ive had so lots of compliments substantially more cost-effective than my usual 60 lbs . i will be buying extra kinds like them. Thank you 🙂 as you can see in the pics has presented length volume and curls to my hair and confidence quite pleased.Disregard the encounter on very first one particular was a snapchat haha but flawlessly matched colour. While immediately after carrying them four/five+ instances they do start off to knot a little bit but has to be envisioned at the selling price 🙂 would recommend.Good benefit for revenue but they could be a bit. Very good price for cash but they could be a little bit thicker so if on the lookout to invest in i’d suggest u buy two 🙂 but would advocate .Great extensions BUTBought it for a summer ball and it rocked!!) would recommendbecause i wanted to see what it would look like to have longer hairAmazing product – GREAT SELLER! for my daughter and for the price they are amazing value, Easy to clip in and she loves last_img read more

Another Chromecast Gotcha—It Hates The 5GHz Wireless-N Band

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts Tags:#chromecast#connected TV#media#streaming adriana lee 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App The cheap, compact Chromecast streaming device can do a lot of tricks—from smartening up dumb TVs to turning our mobiles and laptops into handy controllers. It can even do a few unintended things, like letting us play the media stored on our laptops.But what it can’t do is function without Wi-Fi. Since the device has no ethernet port, all that streaming action comes courtesy of your wireless network, the beating heart of which is your trusty router. But merely having one doesn’t ensure decent streaming. In the Chromecast’s case, the experience relies wholly on a few specific factors. A Word About RoutersChromecast supports the faster 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, along with the older b/g standards. This is great news for people with dual-band routers, the most common type of consumer-grade wireless-N router. Unfortunately, it only works on the 2.4GHz band.  The 2.4GHz band is the one most devices use, and for good reason. It offers more wireless coverage over a greater distance, and can even work better through walls than the 5GHz band. But because of its popularity, more devices and appliances can interfere with this signal—including certain landline cordless phones, microwaves and baby monitors, among others. This is partly why 5GHz has a reputation for faster performance, and as a result, some people deliberately move gaming and streaming activities onto 5GHz whenever they can. If nothing else, there’s simply less interference.Too bad the Chromecast doesn’t work with this frequency. In fact, it can’t even recognize it. I tested this at home on my trusty Linksys WRT610N dual-band wireless-N router. The network name for my 2.4GHz frequency showed up, but Chromecast couldn’t detect the 5GHz band at all. Even though my mobile devices and the Chromecast were on different frequencies, they were still on the same network, so they were able to communicate. I could remote control the YouTube and Netflix Web streams from my mobiles, and also tab cast from my laptop. Location, Location, LocationSee also Have Chromecast, Will Travel … Er, Maybe NotEven the stronger 2.4GHz wireless signal only shows up at one or two bars in my home. That’s because I live in an old building with thick walls, and the originating router sits two rooms away. I got much better performance when I tested the unit at the office, where the access point is closer to the Chromecast and TV.Too bad I can’t relocate my Linksys unit—it’s hardwired into a gaming PC at the other end of my home. But I may add another router to my network to extend the signal. By all accounts, this should help boost performance. After all that, if the stream sputters or the lip sync falls out of whack, I may have to conclude that the issue is not inside my home. Sites, such as Ookla Speedtest, can help clue me in to whether I’m actually getting the speeds I’m paying for from my broadband provider.One final note: If you haven’t yet picked up a dual-band N router and you’re interested in one, make sure it supports both bands simultaneously. Most do, but some models (called “selectable“) can only transmit one or the other. And if you want it bring in streams of Chromecast joy to your television, you know which one that will have to be—and it’s not the faster one. Image of Linksys WRT610N router courtesy of Linksyslast_img read more

How Indonesia became home to some incredible smart city projects

first_imgHow IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Ryan Matthew Piersoncenter_img Indonesian is known for its world-renowned coffee, spices, and wildlife. It’s a vast island nation with beautiful landscapes and Bali is among the top tourist destinations in the world. Surfers around the globe know Bunaken as the premier surfing destination.Despite all its natural beauty and rich history, technology isn’t the first thing outsiders link to the nation, but perhaps it soon will be. Smart cities are popping up in Indonesia, making it a more appealing choice for startups and other businesses in the technology sector.Smart cities are a concept where cities or regional territories adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) and other Internet communications technology to assist in the management of infrastructure. Some examples of smart city technologies would be advanced transportation systems that can be centrally managed, adapting to changing conditions on the fly. Smart parking, contaminant detection systems in city water pipes, and even the way data is collected and analyzed are parts of a larger smart city project.Where are Indonesia’s smart cities?Jakarta is Indonesia’s capital, and thanks to the Jakarta Smart City project, it’s quickly becoming a popular home for startups and technology-based companies looking to plant their flag in the Smart City space.For the city, it has gained a better understanding of its citizenry’s needs through IoT technologies that deliver improved public services such as waste management and policing. The public even has a modern way of contacting the city, through apps like Qlue which enable people to report issues and offer feedback.Makassar is making big changes for Indonesia’s eastern region. Its integrated smart CCTV system has improved safety for its citizens, and during this year projects are underway to overhaul the city’s highways and transportation systems.Bandung is another big player in the smart city space. With an arsenal of over 300 local apps, its residents have quick access to the city’s government, residential, and business assets. Plans are in place to bring reliable Wi-Fi to every neighborhood, and if something ever goes awry, citizens need but to use an app to take a photo of the problem and send it directly to the city where a resolution is assigned.Why smart cities are good for IndonesiaSmart cities are an asset for the government and citizens alike. This new wave of technology makes it easier for city management to identify and resolve issues, as well as to better plan improvements and additions. Police can respond to crime more efficiently, fire departments and other first responders will be better able to identify and respond to incidents in real-time.Smart cities reduce overhead, which is a win for the citizenry. Less cost means either lower taxes or more money for projects that drive the city ahead. It makes cities a more appealing place for business as it becomes a magnet for a more qualified workforce.In the end, a modern infrastructure for Indonesia’s cities is a great thing for Indonesia, its citizens, and its businesses. Tags:#Indonesia#Internet of Things#IoT#Jakarta#Smart Cities#smart city Related Posts last_img read more