Ateneo nabs UAAP title, gets back at La Salle

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHOTO BY Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETAteneo wrote the perfect redemption story against bitter rival La Salle, pulling off a thrilling 88-86 Game 3 victory to claim the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball championship Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Isaac Go drilled the game-sealing trey from the right wing with 24.7 seconds to give the Blue Eagles an 85-80 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tabal overcomes pain to fulfill promise to father Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments The Scores:ATENEO 88 — Ravena 17, Ma. Nieto 14, Ikeh 12, Asistio 11, Tolentino 9, Go 7, Verano 6, Mendoza 5, Black 4, Mamuyac 3, Mi. Nieto 0.LA SALLE 86 — Mbala 19, Melecio 16, R. Rivero 14, Caracut 13, Santillan 11, Tratter 4, Go 3, Montalbo 3, P. Rivero 2, Tero 1, Baltazar 0.Quarters: 24-14, 45-38, 66-66, 88-86. Aljun Melecio, however, refused to let go of the title for the Green Archers and drilled a three with 5.6 seconds left.But Anton Asistio and Matt Nieto showed their poise from the charity stripe in the end game to seal the Blue Eagles ninth UAAP title, their first since the last of their five-peat back in Season 75.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo also got back at La Salle for its runner-up finish last year.Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena paced the Blue Eagles with 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, none bigger than his pass to Go for the dagger triple in the waning seconds that completed the dethroning of the Green Archers. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Nieto chimed in 14 markers, three boards, and two steals, Chibueze Ikeh played the game of his life with a double-double of 12 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks, and Anton Asistio pumped three treys en route to his 11-point night.Engaged in a tight contest in the fourth frame, the Blue Eagles seemingly got things together as they staged a 14-2 blast to take the 80-70 advantage with 4:05 after a Vince Tolentino bucket.But showing the heart of a champion, the Green Archers did not go down without a fight, answering with a 10-2 blast to cut the deficit down to two, 82-80, after an Andrei Caracut three with 48.9 ticks remaining.Two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala gave it his all for La Salle going for 19 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, and two steals.Melecio went for 16 markers on a 3-of-11 sniping from beyond the arc, on top of four assists, and three boards, while Ricci Rivero had 14 points and seven rebounds in the losing cause.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Ibrahimovic reveals why he left Man Utd

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic has confessed that he moved to Major League Soccer because he had nothing more to give Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.The veteran centre-forward secured a free-transfer to LA Galaxy after being released from his contract by the Red Devils back in March.The Swede scored 28 goals in all competitions in his debut season for Mourinho’s side but he sustained serious knee ligament damage towards the end of the 2016-17 campaign, which kept him out action until November the following season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Ibrahimovic soldiered on until well into the new year, but he was unable to reproduce his best form , which he alludes to in extracts from his new book “I’m Zlatan Ibrahimovic”, as reported by Expressen .”If you want me to play, I’m playing, but I do not want to disappoint you. I can not give you what I can usually give you,” Zlatan says he told Mourinho towards the end of his time in Manchester.The chance to play in the MLS arose soon after and his agent Mino Raiola has revealed that Ibrahimovic’s long-time partner Helena Seger also played a major part in his final decision to move to America.”This is what he does for the family,” Raiola said. “It’s an old promise to Helena to move to Los Angeles once. She loves Los Angeles.”The book offers a unique insight into Ibrahimovic’s entire career, which spans over 19 years, during which time he has played for nine different clubs around the globe.The 37-year-old also looks back on when he left AC Milan to join Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, which he has suggested was not initially a move he was prioritising.”I wanted to keep my Milan salary,” Zlatan states in the book. “I wanted them (Parisians) to say something like, ‘Dude, you’re exaggerating, you’re asking too much’, I wanted to use that for them to withdraw. “But only twenty minutes later, Mino reminded me and said: ‘You have everything you asked for’. After that, there was no turning back so I told him ‘ok, get everything ready’. I am a man of my word.”Ibrahimovic went on to play for PSG for four years, scoring 156 goals in 180 appearances, which set a new club record before his move to United in the summer of 2016.The ex-Milan striker is now enjoying some time off following LA Galaxy’s failure to make the MLS playoffs , having scored 22 goals in his first 27 games for the club.last_img read more

Don’t use bad words: Mohammad Amir pleads with Pakistan fans after India defeat

first_imgPakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Amir has urged cricket fans not to use abusive language when criticising the players for their horror show against India in the much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday in Manchester.Pakistan players, including captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, have been facing severe backlash from fans back in the cricket-crazy country after they lost the big-ticket encounter by 89 runs. India extended their unbeaten run against Pakistan in World Cups to 7-0 as their arch-rivals came up with an insipid performance, triggering critical reactions from fans.Social media was flooded with memes, some funny and some filled with abuses after Pakistan went down without a fight in the rain-curtailed tie in Manchester.Amir insisted that Pakistan players have no problem when they are being criticised but objected the usage of bad words. “Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur support (sic),” Amir wrote on social media.Pls dont use bad words for the players yes u guys can criticise our performance we will bounce back InshAllah we need ur supportMohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) June 17, 2019Fans questioned Pakistan players’ intent and fitness levels as pictures of them allegedly socialising hours before the India match went viral online. Pakistan Cricket Board though rubbished the reports, saying Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men did not violate the curfew.Images of Pakistan’s senior batsman Shoaib Malik and the likes of Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim and Imam-ul-Haq socialising at a Manchester pub went viral. Since Malik’s wife and India tennis star Sania Mirza had joined them for the outing, she was dragged into the narrative as well.advertisementResponding to the critics, Malik said it’s sad that he has to clarify thing about his personal life even after serving his nation for close to 20 years. He also clarified that the videos were from June 13 and not 15.”When will Pak media be accountable for their credibility by our courts?! Having served my country for +20 years in Intl Cricket, it’s sad that I have to clarify things related to my personal life. The videos are from 13th June and not 15th (sic),” Malik wrote on social media.Even captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was blasted by fans and former cricketers for having burgers and milkshakes on the eve of their match vs India in Manchester. Pace great Shoaib Akhtar had slammed Sarfaraz, calling the Pakistan captain “brainless”.However, World Cup-winning India off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh jumped to Sarfaraz’s defence, saying cricketers are allowed to have burgers.”They are allowed to have burgers, it’s their wish what they want to do,” Harbhajan Singh told India Today.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Sad that I still have to clarify things about my personal life, says Shoaib MalikAlso Read | They are allowed to have burgers: Harbhajan Singh defends Sarfaraz Ahmed after social media trollsAlso See:last_img read more

Paradise Granite ordered to pay 134097 in back wages and liquidated damages

first_imgAlabama-based countertop installation organisation Paradise Granite has been ordered to pay $134,097 (£104,639.91) in back wages and liquidated damages to 22 employees, due to violations of overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).The violations were uncovered by an investigation by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the US Department of Labor, which has also issued the organisation with a civil penalty of $8,097 (£6,318.33).WHD investigators found that Paradise Granite had paid straight time rates to hourly employees when they worked more than 40 hours in a week, rather than paying time-and-one-half for overtime. The employer also paid other workers flat salaries, without regard to the number of hours worked.This practice, said the US Department of Labor, created overtime violations when those employees worked more than 40 hours in a week but were not paid overtime. The department also said the employer failed to record the number of hours worked by some members of staff.Kenneth Stripling, Birmingham district director for the WHD, said: “Employers [that] fail to comply with federal labour laws and short their workers’ pay gain an unfair advantage over employers [that] play by the rules. We will continue to provide tools to employers that help them understand their obligations, and to enforce these laws to level the playing field for employers.”Previously, an investigation into the activity of a related organisation owned by the same employer also uncovered overtime violations.Paradise Granite was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Instagram is killing off its standalone direct messaging app

first_img 0 Confirmed: Instagram is killing its standalone Direct Messaging app pic.twitter.com/owt2gXtfCE— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) May 16, 2019 Tags 20 Photos Mobile Direct for Instagram is “going away”. Chesnot/Getty In the coming month, you’ll no longer be able to slide into someone else’s DMs via the Direct for Instagram app.It appears the photo-sharing social media behemoth is cutting off support for the Direct app “in the coming month”. However, all of those important messages you’ve slung to mates via the magic of Instagram aren’t disappearing for good — they’re just moving over to the dedicated Instagram app.Spotted by social media industry commentator Matt Navarra, and a couple of dedicated fans in the Play Store, users are now being greeted with a message when using the Direct for Instagram app that simple says it “is going away”. Post a comment Instagram tips from 7 pros with thousands of followers That seems like a pretty nice way to put it, Instagram.Direct was originally unveiled on Dec. 7, 2017 as a camera-first app, that had more than a passing resemblance to Snapchat. That test rolled out to Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Uruguay with details of a worldwide release scant. At the time, a company spokesperson told The Verge “Direct has grown within Instagram over the past four years, but we can make it even better if it stands on its own.”Now it appears Direct is gone, before it ever really lived but the reasons for the reversal aren’t immediately clear. Direct for Instagram seemed to be following the same trajectory as Messenger, which parent company Facebook spun out of the Facebook app back in 2014.Instagram did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Share your voice Instagramlast_img read more

KoPT to deck up Howrah Bridge with LED lights

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will soon begin work for installing multi-coloured LED lights to light up the Rabindra Setu, popularly known as Howrah Bridge, which is celebrating its 75 years this year.”Four to five top notch companies having expertise in illumination have already made their presentation. We are trying to figure out which one will be the best among them. The LED lights will be installed keeping in mind the heritage aspect of the structure. We hope to float the tender in two to three months,” KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe KoPT is also keeping in mind the cost factor before going for the tender as the estimates for decorating the bridge given by the companies is varying between Rs 15 to 19 crore.A senior KoPT official said that they have plans to set up the lights in a manner so that the colour and theme can be changed during occasions. For example, the lighting on Independence Day will echo the colours of the country’s national flag.The KoPT has planned the illumination to be of international standard, which will be an attraction in itself like San Francisco Bridge, George Washington Bridge at Manhattan, New York and Sydney Harbour Bridge of Australia, whose lighting enthralls people from all parts of the globe. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that in 2006, Howrah Bridge was decked up with sodium vapour lights but they soon turned dim.Howrah Bridge, which since its inception continues to evoke the same kind of curiosity and awe as it did seventy five years ago, has a suspended span over the Hooghly River.Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta). On June 14, 1965, it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate.It may be mentioned that the Howrah Bridge ferries more than 1.15 lakh vehicles on a daily basis from both Kolkata and Howrah. More than 5 lakh pedestrians also cross the bridge every day from both directions, easily making it the busiest cantilever bridge in the world.The third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction, the Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.last_img read more