Melecio on target as La Salle rips foe

first_imgKim Aurin tried to rescue the Altas, fueling a last stand that pushed his school to within five, 81-76, but La Salle stepped on the gas with their defense keying a 17-0 run that iced the outcome.“We lost our rhythm at the start,” coach Louie Gonzalez admitted. “The team is not even half of what we want to be by the UAAP season but the good thing is that the players have surrendered themselves to learning the system.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLa Salle fell behind after missing all its field goal attempts in the final five minutes before the fourth. But Melecio had 17 of his team-high 27 points in that period to spark the turnaround.Arellano University picked up its second win in three games after crushing Lyceum, 93-76, in the earlier game. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Michael Canete poured 11 of his 17 points in the first half to fuel the Chiefs’ breakaway and added 12 rebounds and three steals.“It is a big deal for us to win against Lyceum because it gives us an indication of where we are right now as the NCAA draws nearer,” Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Aljun Melecio waxed hot when it mattered the most, draining five triples in the fourth quarter to power La Salle to a 96-83 victory over Perpetual Help on Friday in the 12th FilOil Flying V Preseason Cup at FilOil Flying V Centre.Melecio’s scoring spree allowed the Green Archers to overturn a seven-point deficit entering the final period and coast to their third straight victory in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC With momentum on its side, can F2 Logistics repeat last season’s success against Petron? 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 MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — April 2, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was less than 1 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 1, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Colder than normal temperatures kept pastures and crops behind typical progress to start the 2018 season. A wintry mix of rain and snow blanketed the State starting mid-week and resulted in higher than normal levels of precipitation and saturated fields. Tillage and manure hauling occurred in drier parts of the State early in the week. Soil temperatures remained in the mid to low 40’s throughout the State. Winter wheat condition was reported at 75 percent good to excellent despite recent weather concerns.This is the first weekly crop and weather report for the 2018 season. A series of weekly crop progress reports will be published each Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET throughout the crop season.These reports will cover planting and harvesting activities, crop development, weather data, and timely crop management information provided by farmers, USDA, and Ohio State University experts. For the earliest possible access, look for these reports on the internet shortly after the 4:00 P.M. release time.Click here for the full reportlast_img read more

Goa planning to reserve 80% jobs in factories for locals

first_imgTaking a leaf from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Goa is now planning to reserve 80% jobs in industrial units receiving State government subsidies for people of Goan origin, the Legislative Assembly was told on Wednesday. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said that “60% to 80% jobs” would be on a permanent basis.While the labour and employment policies will be drafted in the next six months, all industries in the State have been directed to register with the government and submit details about the workers and the sectors they are currently employed in, he said.Mr. Sawant said the BJP-led government will draft the labour and employment policies in the next six months in which it might consider reserving “80% jobs for Goans in the private sector, especially in the industrial units that get various subsidies from the State government, out of which 60% jobs should be on a permanent basis“.Responding to a question by Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Mr. Sawant said the upcoming policies might make it mandatory for the industrial units to hire 80% Goans in jobs.The Chief Minister also said a task force has been set up to ensure that industries adhere to the Minimum Wages Guarantee Act.Mr. Sawant said since the private sector, especially industrial units, enjoys various subsidies from the State government, they are expected to reserve 80% of the total jobs to the people with the Goan origin. “But there is no regulatory authority to keep a tab. Once the policy is in place, we will come to know whether they are adhering to the requirement or not,” he said.last_img read more

Tempers flare in SMB-Meralco duel

first_imgFire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Bolts big man Kelly Nabong and Ross also had a heated commotion.Security and officials from both teams, though, were quick to pacify the situation as both teams went their separate ways.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPBA commissioner Chito Narvasa also made sure that there won’t be any trouble when the two teams returned to the court for the second half.San Miguel leads Meralco, 51-39, at the half, in a game with heavy playoff implications hanging in the balance. LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarycenter_img PBA IMAGESAs if emotions weren’t already on a high, tempers flared at halftime during a game between rivals San Miguel and Meralco on Sunday.Eyewitnesses said Chris Ross and Allen Durham engaged in a trashtalk each other at the end of the second quarter and further continued as both teams went to their respective dugouts.ADVERTISEMENT A win by the Bolts will give them the top seed and relegate the Beermen to sixth place. Meralco drops to third if it loses.A Beermen victory on the other hand, would put them in the top two if they end up winning by at least 19 points Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Oakland’s Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthemlast_img read more

a month agoJuventus coach Sarri defends scratchy victory over Hellas Verona

first_imgJuventus coach Sarri defends scratchy victory over Hellas Veronaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri admits they weren’t at their best for victory over Hellas Verona.Miguel Veloso had put Verona in front, even after Samuele Di Carmine missed a penalty, but Aaron Ramsey’s deflected effort and a Cristiano Ronaldo spot-kick secured the 2-1 victory.“Perhaps there was some mental fatigue, because you need to immediately recharge the batteries a couple of days later. With a lot of changes, you lose some balance, and that’s what we saw today, as we played in fits and starts,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.“Dybala had a very good game. Ramsey still needs to adapt, but that’s pretty natural in the circumstances. Our central midfielder was man-marked, but I think we could’ve done more with the other two midfielders. Changing two out of three in the middle meant it was clear we could’ve lost some balance.“This is a team under construction and you can tell. We far too easily forget to defend moving forward and tend to run backwards under pressure, so it’ll take a while to get that out of them.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mike Leach: Coaches Should Stop Worrying About Jim Harbaugh, SEC Should “Quit Being Babies”

first_imgMike Leach looks on as the rains come down.SEATTLE, WA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Mike Leach of the Washington State Cougars looks on against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)The Pac-12 was one of the many conferences that voted against satellite camps, which the NCAA banned last Friday. Not every coach is in agreement with the league. While some in his league, like Stanford’s David Shaw, don’t care about the ban, it makes sense that Washington State’s Mike Leach would be an advocate for them. The Palouse is probably not the easiest place to get recruits to visit. Leach hopped on with SiriusXM College Sports Nation today, and the hot topic of satellite camps came up. Leach rarely holds back on big subjects like this, and he certainly didn’t disappoint here.“A bunch of people need to worry about what they’re doing and not what Jim Harbaiugh’s doing.” — Mike Leach on @SiriusXMCollege— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach also said the majority of Pac-12 schools were for satellite camps. Isn’t sure how the league wound up voting to ban.— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) April 11, 2016Leach: “They don’t need satellite camps (in SEC). … But for those in the SEC who don’t like satellite camps, quit being such babies.”— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Wasn’t happy about that, either. Bet B1G only Power 5 that would be unanimous pro. Varying opinions within leagues.— Travis Haney (@TravHaneyESPN) April 11, 2016Most coaches wouldn’t go so far as to call the SEC “babies.” Mike Leach is not one of those coaches.last_img read more

Feds seeking TPP changes on intellectual property supply management and culture

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian negotiators are pushing for three key changes to the original Trans-Pacific Partnership as leaders of the remaining countries interested in reviving the controversial treaty prepare to meet this week.A senior government official says Ottawa’s negotiating team is seeking modifications to the original TPP deal in many areas — but primarily in the intellectual-property provisions, its approach on cultural exemptions and Canada’s supply management system for dairy, poultry and eggs.The 11 remaining TPP economies have moved ahead with talks in recent months in an effort to resurrect the Pacific Rim deal after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew earlier this year.The pact is expected to be a central topic this week in Da Nang, Vietnam, at a meeting of leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation bloc, which will include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other 10 TPP leaders.During his week-long visit to Asia, Trudeau will also hold an official visit with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and travel to the Philippines to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila.On TPP, International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told The Canadian Press he wants a better deal before he signs a revamped version of the deal.Negotiators, he said, will be seeking the suspension of some provisions that were part of the original agreement.Champagne also said Canada has been pursuing improvements to the TPP, which was negotiated by the previous Conservative government, through side letters and possible work programs with Japan.He did not get into specifics on which parts of the deal he would like to see changed.Champagne, who will also participate in APEC meetings this week in Vietnam, did say Canada is pushing for the revised pact to contain “progressive” chapters on the environment, labour and gender equality. He added that New Zealand’s new government is also looking at a similar approach.“We’ve been trying to stay at the table making sure that we push the progressive elements, try to get a better deal for Canadians and then bring it back home,” he said.“It’s really about making sure we understand the non-tariff trade barriers and that we address them.”The original TPP included contentious provisions that angered some sectors in Canada, including the dairy and high-tech industries.For example, Ottawa was forced to table a multibillion-dollar compensation package for farmers because the deal would have raised the amount of foreign dairy entering Canada by 3.25 per cent.Canada’s tech sector has also warned TPP’s original intellectual property rules would have favoured the more dominant U.S. and its firms, which have already amassed a far bigger portfolio of patents, copyrights and trademarks.Intellectual property is viewed by many as a crucial component of the expanding — and increasingly important — knowledge-based economy.On cultural exemptions, the government official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the meetings, said Ottawa is seeking stronger commitments.For example, the official said the original TPP’s cultural exemptions are chapter by chapter as opposed to the more-global approach in the current North American Free Trade Agreement, which is preferred by the sector.Overall, the official said Ottawa’s priority is preserving market access, but that it’s working to find ways to make it a better deal.Negotiators from the 11 TPP economies, which are all members of APEC, have already begun talks in Vietnam.There are expectations the leaders could have something to announce related to the deal later in the week.Follow @AndyBlatchfordlast_img read more

Crews increase containment on Tommy Lakes Fire

first_imgThe Wildfire Service said that the fire did not experience any growth on Thursday, and crews are continuing to build fire guards around the fire to protect the small farming community southeast of the fire, along with other oil and gas infrastructure nearby. The fire did not receive any rain on Thursday, but the cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity are continuing to aid fire suppression efforts.“Crews continue to build fireline and mop-up east of Tommy Lakes Road from 75km mark and east along North Nig road from 46km mark,” reads an update on “They are also working to contain the small excursion in a cutblock on the northwest corner. Heavy equipment is also working east, in the vicinity of Bubbles Road, towards the west flank to provide crews access to this area. On the southeast flank, crews continue to build fireline east of the Beatton Road along the fire perimeter and are working with the rail line company to protect the rail line in this area. On the southwest flank, crews have completed guard to the Beatton River and will continue along the western flank.”An evacuation order near the fire was rescinded by the PRRD just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, though that same area is still under an evacuation alert. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Wildfire Service says that firefighters continue to make headway against the Tommy Lakes Fire north of Fort St. John, doubling the amount of containment on the fire compared to Thursday.The BC Wildfire Service said on its website that the 22,583-hectare wildfire is now 20 percent contained. There are 232 firefighters, eight helicopters, and 20 pieces of heavy equipment employed in the battle against the fire, which is the largest currently burning in the province.A map of the Tommy Lakes Fire burning north of Fort St. John. Photo by BC Wildfire Servicelast_img read more

Over 1000 Jet pilots to give no flying call

first_imgMumbai: Over 1,000 pilots of the struggling private carrier Jet Airways have decided to go ahead with their “no flying” call from April 1 following the airline failing to receive funds from the banks Friday, its pilots guild has said. The airline said in a statement that every effort was being made to restore normalcy of operations. The National Aviators Guild (NAG), the body claiming representation of some 1,100 pilots at Jet Airways, had last week announced its decision not to fly from April 1 if their pending salaries were not cleared and clarity on the revival plan not provided by March 31. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsDays after that, the airline’s ownership went into the hands of SBI-led consortium of banks under a debt-recast plan. “A part of the expected interim funding from SBI was supposed to be actioned on March 29. Unfortunately, the fund transfer has not taken place, and there is also no update on salary payment from the management.” “The collective decision of pilots taken at Mumbai and Delhi open house effective 1 April prevails,” NAG president Karan Chopra said in a late evening communication to his members.last_img read more

Mahagathbandhan will blow away NDA in Bihar Shatrughan Sinha

first_imgPatna: The Modi lahar (wave) of 2014 has degenerated into kahar (disaster) in the last five years and the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar is all set to blow away the BJP- led NDA, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha claimed here Friday.He said in the neighbouring Uttar Pradesh too, where his wife has been fielded by the SP-BSP combine, though the Congress is contesting separately, the BJP will be similarly swept away. Mahagathbandhan un logon ke parkhachche udaa dega (grand alliance will blow them away), Sinha, who seeks to retain his Patna Sahib seat on a Congress ticket, said at a press conference here on the final day of campaign. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghHe is pitted against Union minister Ravishankar Prasad in Patna Sahib seat that will see voting on May 19. Lambasting the BJP, which he quit last month ending nearly three decades of association, for claiming that Sinha had been unhappy over not getting a ministerial berth in the Narendra Modi government, the actor, who is fondly called Bihari Babu, quipped this is tantamount to chori oopar se seenazori (commit a wrongdoing and then brazen it out). Let us, for a moment, assume that I had issues over not getting a ministerial berth. Now could the one man show and two man army (a term Sinha has been using to describe the BJP under Modi and Amit Shah) explain why it treated badly stalwarts like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, he asked.last_img read more