Eagles resurgent

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Many attributed to luck the Eagles’ defeat of the defending champion Tamaraws almost two months back. Now, pundits say the Blue Eagles can’t be overlooked after tearing apart two of the best teams in the league in succession.“Again, it was a great team win,” said Ateneo pivotman Isaac Go. “FEU is the No. 2 rebounding team, and one way to beat them is through heart and effort. That’s what our team showed today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFor the second straight game, Go was a pillar of strength for Ateneo, fighting off FEU big men Prince Orizu and Raymar Jose in the shaded area, just as he made life difficult for La Salle’s Ben Mbala.“I guess we just came out to fight,” said Thirdy Ravena, whose knifing layup in the closing minutes energized the Eagles as they held off the Tams’ fightback in the closing minutes. “We knew we’re the underdogs and our game plan was to work hard for every possession.” The Falcons, whose semifinal appearance came in 2011 under coach Leo Austria, moved up to 7-5 and sent the Tigers reeling to their 10th defeat in 13 games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinecenter_img Go tossed in a floater in the next sequence and Ateneo was safe again with a 13-point lead.With their fourth straight win, the Eagles caught the Tamaraws at second with an 8-4 record but could eventually wrest the No. 2 seeding should both teams end up tied entering the Final Four.Adamson completed the Final Four cast with a 76-61 triumph over the University of Santo Tomas Tigers in the other game.“Nobody expected us to be here in the Final Four,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “If this is a dream, I hope I don’t wake up.”While La Salle has already sealed the top ranking, Ateneo, FEU and Adamson are still in the race for the No. 2 berth, which offers a twice-to-beat privilege in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments Pacman still big draw EDITORS’ PICK Ateneo Blue Eagles vs FEU Tamaraws in a UAAP Season 79 game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBad news for Ateneo’s opponents: The resurgent Blue Eagles are playing with new-found confidence at the most crucial juncture of the season.Five days after their shock upset of the La Salle Green Archers, the Eagles thumped the Far Eastern U Tamaraws anew, 74-59, yesterday in the UAAP Season 79 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exerciselast_img read more

SCC to host how-to event on photographing the solar eclipse on July 13

first_imgWith a little over two months to go before the solar eclipse, Southwestern Community College is gearing up for the once-in-a-lifetime event by hosting a presentation by photographer Johnny Horne at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, in Myers Auditorium on SCC’s Jackson Campus.This presentation will be a how-to on photographing the solar eclipse, which will occur on Aug. 21.“We are very excited to have Johnny Horne give this presentation,” said Lynda Parlett, SCC’s executive director of institutional development. “This a great opportunity to learn about capturing a photograph of the solar eclipse to share with future generations.”The session will also include information for budding and amateur photographers who wish to take pictures of planets, stars and astronomical events.Horne served as a staff photographer for the Fayetteville Observer for 44 years and is a contributing editor for “Sky and Telescope” magazine.He has also served on the technical support staff for “Sky and Telescope” total solar eclipse expeditions to Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean.In 1986 Horne photographed Halley’s Comet from the Australian Outback, and his astronomical photographs have appeared in magazines and newspapers worldwide.last_img read more

Igesund’s plea to Bafana’s ’12th man’

first_img22 January 2013 South Africa’s boisterous, colourful supporters are very special to the national team, coach Gordon Igesund said on Monday, urging the public to carry the spirit they showed in Johannesburg over to Durban, where Bafana Bafana face Angola in a must-win game on Wednesday. Addressing journalists in Johannesburg on Monday, Igesund said the crowd at the National Stadium on Saturday had been “brilliant” in their effort to lift the team in very challenging playing conditions. “We now need the public to go to Moses Mabhida Stadium in their numbers and give the boys the support and work as the 12th player. “We will do our best to make our amazing supporters happy,” Igesund vowed. “They have been fantastic throughout and they need to be rewarded with performances that warrant their unwavering support.” He said the dream of winning the tournament was still very much alive, and that it was only a matter of time before Bafana turned their chances into goals. South African Football Association (Safa) president Kirsten Nematandani said Bafana Bafana still had an excellent opportunity to progress further in the tournament. “We urge the public to continue supporting and encouraging our boys to regain their winning mentality.” Bafana will face Angola at the Moses Mabhida stadium at 5pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday night, in a thrilling Group C match, Ethiopia held reigning champions Zambia to a 1-1 draw at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Collins Mbesuma scored for Zambia, but Adane Girma equalised for Ethiopia, who were down to 10-men after their goalkeeper Jemal Tassew was sent off for a dangerous tackle in the 25th minute. In the second Group C match, Burkina Faso struck a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against Nigeria, leaving Group C all square. On Tuesday evening, a star-studded Ivory Coast will face a Togolese team led by Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rusternburg, followed by a clash between North African giants Algeria and Tunisia at the same venue. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

HBO Go Expands, But Cord Cutters Are Still Out of Luck

first_imgjohn paul titlow 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Fans of HBO’s unique selection of premium content will be thrilled to learn that the channel’s mobile app, HBO GO, will now be available to even more subscribers. Well, they’ll be thrilled as long as they already subscribe to HBO via their cable or satellite provider. Customers of Time Warner Cable and Cablevision will soon join most other cable subscribers in being able to view HBO’s massive library of original content from their smartphones and tablets. So far, the response among those subscribers to the year-old HBO Go app has been rather positive. For many of those who don’t pay for a cable subscription, the response has been, “Hey, can I get your HBO Go login info?” That’s because as beloved as HBO Go is, the service is not available to anyone who doesn’t have a cable subscription. That’s not just a feature of the early beta period of this experiment, either. It’s likely to remain that way indefinitely, if you accept the word of HBO Co-President Eric Kessler.Historically, the only way to get access to HBO has been to pile it on top of one’s existing cable bill. The cost of those subscriptions have been going up and turning off more and more consumers, who are increasingly able to turn to online sources like Hulu and Netflix for video content. The so-called cord-cutting phenomenon was dismissed by Kessler, who said it would cease to be a significant force once the economy turns back around. That may sound like a risky bet to some, akin to print publishers crossing their fingers for an economic revival to somehow bring their old revenue streams back. Yet HBO has important, deeply-rooted relationships with cable providers to preserve, so this stance isn’t shocking. Unlike many of the other channels available on cable, HBO is known for a wide selection of premium, sought-after content. Because of the way cable billing typically works, consumers don’t have the option of picking and choosing channels they want and leaving out the rest. It’s all or nothing, and if you want the really good stuff (like HBO), you’ve got to pay extra. The Web would seem to open up the possibility of a new approach, allowing people to pay a monthly fee for only the premium content they want, and many have indicated that they would do so for HBO Go. So far, the business relationships of the legacy players have proven too entrenched to budge, even in the face of growing demand. Although it’s on the rise, cord-cutting is not yet a big enough trend to pose a serious threat to cable, to which millions of customers still happily subscribe. If people don’t stop ditching their cable bill, perhaps HBO will reconsider its position.center_img Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#news#television#web last_img read more

MFs foreign liabilities rise by Rs 2,310 cr in FY16

first_imgMumbai, Aug 4 (PTI) Foreign liabilities of mutual funds (MFs) increased by Rs 2,310 crore to Rs 58,170 crore at market value during 2015-16 financial year. Units issued to non-residents, which had a dominant share within liabilities, increased from Rs 55,810 crore in March 2015 to Rs 58,120 crore in March 2016, though the increase in terms of face value was much lower, from Rs 23,540 crore to Rs 25,940 crore, over the same period, the RBI data showed. Other foreign liabilities arising out of unpaid income / dividends to non-residents, sale proceeds pending repatriation, marginally declined. On the contrary to the movements in foreign liabilities of MFs, their foreign assets declined by Rs 210 crore during 2015-16 to Rs 3,850 crore in March 2016, where equity securities had an overwhelming share of Rs 3,830 crore. “As a consequence, net foreign liabilities of MFs increased by Rs 2,530 crore during 2015-16 to Rs 54,320 crore (USD 8.2 billion) in March 2016,” RBI said. In case of foreign liabilities, the UAE, Singapore, the UK, Mauritius and the US together accounted for 47.7 per cent and 46.7 per cent share at face value and market value, respectively. In regards to foreign assets, Luxembourg continued to be the major overseas investment destination (equity securities held abroad) of MFs, followed by the US. In case of asset management companies (AMCs), foreign liabilities increased by Rs 550 crore during 2015-16 to Rs 4,380 crore in March 2016. Foreign assets of AMCs increased from Rs 220 crore to Rs 390 crore during the year and, as a consequence, their net foreign liabilities increased by Rs 390 crore during 2015-16 to around Rs 4000 crore in March 2016. The UK accounted for the maximum share in foreign liabilities, followed by Mauritius and Japan. Guernsey and Singapore together accounted for around 73 per cent of total foreign assets of AMCs in March 2016. Foreign Direct Investors reinvested earnings in the AMCs, estimated from their share in the difference between companys net profit and distributed dividends, increased from Rs 350 crore in 2014-15 to Rs 540 crore in 2015-16. PTI NKD MRadvertisementlast_img read more