Espejo sets UAAP record with 55 points, Ateneo forces rubber match vs FEU

first_imgView comments FILE PHOTO – The Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Mark Espejo and Manuel Sumanguid celebrate for bagging the championship after beating the NU Bulldogs for the UAAP 79th season Men’s Volleyball at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City Yesterday. (PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN)Marck Espejo dug deep into his reserves and put on an historical performance to lead defending champion Ateneo past No. 2 Far Eastern University, 18-25, 25-14, 24-26, 25-23, 15-9, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball Final Four Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Espejo set the UAAP scoring record with 55 points as the third seeded Blue Eagles forced a deciding match on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Filipino boxing Olympian Cantancio dies in motorcycle accident Jude Garcia and John Paul Bugaoan had 15 points apiece to lead the Tamaraws while Paler added 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The reigning four-time MVP reached the half-century mark in the fifth set when he gave the Blue Eagles an 8-5 lead.Espejo then, put Ateneo in match point, 14-9, with a block on Redijohn Paler for his 54th point.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 crown“Marck is a monster,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro. “Those 55 points don’t matter if you don’t make it at the right time, so he made it at the right time, and that shows that the maturity is there.”Espejo notched his 55th point, 16 points more than his previous career-high, with an off-the-block kill that gave Ateneo another lease on life and extend its bid for a possible fourth straight title.last_img read more

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MOJ Challenged Over Late Atty. Allison’s Admission to Liberian Bar Assoc.

first_imgLess than a week after the Ministry of Justice announced that it would indict the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) for admitting the late Atty. Michael Allison into the bar, the president of the association has warned the Ministry not to take that decision.Atty. Allison was the whistleblower who exposed the alleged oil consultation bribery at the National Legislature and was  subsequently found dead on February 12 on the  beach on 15th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia.Speaking to journalists last Friday at the Temple of Justice, Cllr. Theophilus Gould clarified that the late Allison was a genuine member of the LNBA, which signified that he was a Liberian citizen. “If they want to know who is a man or a boy, let them try the Bar. We challenge them to do so. All I can say is that he was admitted into the LNBA and nobody can challenge that,” Cllr. Gould declared.Justice Minister and Attorney General Cllr. Benedict Sannoh last week said at the regular Ministry of Information press briefing that “Michael Allison’s case is an indictment against the LNBA by admitting him into the bar.”Minister Sannoh further stated, “We need more scrutiny with respect to the manner in which our institutions discharge their statutory duties and responsibilities in the issuance of identity documents.“The Michael Allison case is an indictment against the Passport Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bureau Vital Statistic of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) …” Surprisingly several other senior lawyers, including former Labor Minister Tiawon Gongloe, could not confirm or deny that the late Atty. Allison was a member of the bar.“I can’t really say he was not a member of the bar, because if the president said so who am I to say no. But what I know is that I have never seen him practicing in our courts.  Maybe he was serving as a consultant, because most lawyers chose not to go into the courtroom.  Instead they usually serve as consultants,” Cllr. Gongloe told the Daily Observer last Friday.Other lawyers interviewed also told the Daily Observer that only a Liberian citizen is allowed to be admitted into the LNBA.Defending his assertion, Cllr. Sannoh said “Based on our investigations, the body that was found on the beach is that of Mr. Maurice Denzel Bryce, Jr, born in Bahamas on December 8, 1967.“On November 16, 2005, Mr. Bryce was issued a United States Passport in which he is named as Mr. Nkrumah Moziah Nadir Mulmi. His US Passport issued on 16 November 2005 indicates that he was born on 18 December 1967 in the Bahamas.”Cllr. Sannoh further explained: “We also have copy of a Passport issued to him in Bahamas dated September 13, 2005 which carried him as Nkrumah Moziah Nadir Mulmi, said to be born on December 8, 1967 in Grand Bahama, Bahamas.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Reports – Galatasaray contact Stoke target over potential move

first_img Yevhen Konoplyanka in action for Dnipro Stoke target Yevhen Konoplyanka has been in contact with Galatasaray over a potential move to the Turkish giants.According to Eurosport TR, Gala have offered the Ukrainian a £1.3m-per-year deal and have already held talks with his representatives.But the Potters remain hopeful of a completing deal after Konoplyanka recently admitted he harbours ambitions to play in the Premier League.The midfielder’s contract at Dnipro is up this summer and he is available on a free transfer, with Liverpool also in the race. 1last_img

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Bad news for Joe Hart? Pep Guardiola plotting move for Inter Milan goalkeeper

first_img1 Pep Guardiola wants to bring Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to Manchester City when he takes over, claim the Italian press.It was announced earlier this month that the Spaniard would be replacing Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad in the summer after three years with Bayern Munich.Guardiola’s arrival is expected to cause a spending spree by City as they look to bolster their squad.And, according to Corriere dello Sport, Handanovic is high on the club’s summer shopping list.City have reportedly sent scouts to watch the Slovenian in action and are considering submitting an offer.Handanovic is said to be happy at the San Siro but if Inter fail to reach the Champions League this season that stance may change. Samir Handanovic last_img

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Boghossian wins CTA award for reporting

first_imgDaily News education reporter Naush Boghossian won the John Swett Award, honoring media for outstanding achievement in reporting and interpreting public education issues, the California Teachers Association announced Thursday. Boghossian, 31, won for a portfolio of work in 2005 including stories on opposing numbers on the LAUSD’s dropout rate; the impact on students of “cyberbullying”; and coverage of how Louisiana students displaced by Hurricane Katrina cope in local schools. Nine winners were selected from 60 entries from across the state. Other winners included KCET (Channel 28)and the San Francisco Chronicle. “The story of public education deserves fair and accurate media coverage and these journalists and editors provided both with their outstanding coverage of our schools and students,” said Barbara E. Kerr, president of the California Teachers Association, which sponsors the annual award. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe award is named in honor of the founder of the association. Boghossian, a Glendale native, has worked at the Daily News since 2001 and covered the Los Angeles Unified School District since June 2005. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Chelsea told they can sign Belgian star this summer if they fork out £35m

first_imgIn particular, Roma want to sign Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Javier Pastore but they need the extra cash to do it.As such they are ready to show Nainggolan the door and Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested.But, according to Sportitalia, if either of them want to sign the 30-year-old they will have to part with £35m.Roma believe that is Nainggolan’s market rate and they are reluctant to let him leave for less.The midfielder was left out of Belgium’s World Cup squad by manager Roberto Martinez, which should make negotiating a transfer easier. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino IN DEMAND RANKED Roma have told Chelsea and Inter Milan they can sign Radja Nainggolan this summer if they cough up £35million.The Italian club are ready to cash in on the Belgian this summer as they want to reinvest the funds from his sale elsewhere in the squad. targets 2 Roma ace Radja Nainggolan could leave the club this summer if the right fee is agreed 2 LATEST targets The midfielder was left out of the Belgian World Cup squad Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star take zlat blunder last_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Speculation over the futures of Green and McCormack

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving the area’s Championship clubs…Crystal Palace and French club Bordeaux have enquired about QPR keeper Rob Green, the Daily Mirror claim.West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers were looking to offload the 35-year-old because of a clause in his contract that would entitle him to a new deal were he to make five more appearances this season.Palace did make an enquiry soon afterwards and Green has also been linked with the likes of Liverpool and West Ham.The Mirror say Palace have lined him up as a possible replacement for Julian Speroni, who could join Reading.Green joined Rangers from West Ham in 2012Middlesbrough could return with another bid for Ross McCormack, according to The Times.The Championship promotion chasers recently made offers for the Fulham striker, who has since requested a transfer.And The Times say Boro could return their attention to McCormack after scrapping a proposed move for Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes.McCormack wants to leave Craven CottageMoussa Dembele’s proposed move from Fulham to Tottenham is off, according to reports.The two clubs recently agreed a fee in the region of £5m and Dembele was due to undergo a medical.Sky Sports News HQ say the Whites have insisted that Dembele return to Craven Cottage on loan for the rest of the season but Spurs refused.Reports in the Netherlands claim Fulham have agreed a loan deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Zakaria Labyad.The 22-year-old Dutch-born Morocco international is said to only need to pass a medical to complete the move.Meanwhile, Brighton midfielder Rohan Ince has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage by The Argus.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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DevOps Booms In The Enterprise

first_imgTags:#Devops#enterprise IT#IBM#Open Source#Opscode#Puppet Labs IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Matt Asay The meek may inherit the earth, but at this rate, DevOps will inherit the enterprise. At least, that’s one lesson to take from a Puppet Labs survey of over 4,000 IT operations and development professionals. Whereas developers used to be second-class citizens within the enterprise, today they’re taking on new authority and forcing a change in mindset as to how software is developed and deployed.(DevOps, for those not in the know, is a relatively recent style of collaboration between software developers and IT departments intended to speed the deployment of new applications and services.)This enterprise shift reveals itself in a number of ways. As 451 Research analyst Jay Lyman illustrates, DevOps communities around Puppet and Chef, two of the industry’s most popular configuration management tools, have been booming, as have the commercial opportunities for Puppet Labs and Opscode, the two respective companies behind these tools. But there is one particular sign that DevOps is making waves in the enterprise, Lyman notes:Further evidence of these tools and practices going mainstream lies in expanded integration and support for Windows management and Microsoft environments, which represent a growing number of customers for CFEngine, Opscode and Puppet Labs.Small wonder, then, that Puppet Labs found a 26% increase in the rate of DevOps adoption by organizations of all sizes, compared to 2011, with 63% of organizations now indicating they use DevOps practices. This could be easily discounted — “Well, of course a DevOps-oriented vendor survey would find lots of DevOps adoption” — except that one would expect the numbers to actually be higher. Given that Puppet Labs presumably sells to the converted, why isn’t the number 100%? Presumably because even among those interested in Puppet Labs configuration management tools, the ambition to deploy DevOps practices outpaces real-world adoption of them.But that’s changing at a 26% clip. More revealingly, such DevOps adoption translates into a 75% jump in job listings: Why is DevOps reshaping enterprise IT? Quite simply, because it works. Because IT operations and development are better in collaboration than in competition. As the survey uncovered, high-performing, DevOps-savvy organizations deploy code 30 times faster with 50% fewer failures. And, strikingly, the longer DevOps practices are followed within an organization, the lower that organization’s app failure rate and the faster its recovery from failure:Source: Puppet LabsWhile some of DevOps’ rise can rightly be credited to a startup ethos and the evangelism of companies like Puppet Labs, it also gets a boost from IBM, ostensibly the most fuddy-duddy company on the planet. RedMonk analyst Donnie Berkholtz notes:IBM’s people really get it. They understand trends that are happening at the frontlines of tech today in startups and in open-source development. IBM is way out in front on enabling DevOps in big enterprises….A lot of my experience with enterprises is that they’re slow-moving and often lagging trends by years, to the point where it’s nearly laughable, but in this case IBM is definitely a front-runner.Embedded in that comment is perhaps the biggest reason for the rise of DevOps within the enterprise: it mirrors the rise of open source. Or, rather, follows it. Open source puts developers in charge of their IT. Hence, as we find a massive spike in demand for Linux professionals, and as we see the top job trends dominated by open-source technologies, we should expect DevOps to rise along with it, both in the startup and in the enterprise, with significant benefits for all.Image courtesy of Shutterstock Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Reva Revs Up

first_imgGeneral Motors and India’s Reva Electric Car have announced a collaboration to develop a battery powered car for the Indian market based on GM’s mini-car Spark.The new car will be manufactured at GM’s India plant with Reva’s battery, electric drive train and power management systems. Reva currently produces the G-Wiz electric vehicle, which is classified as a quadricycle in the U.K. where it retails for about $12,000.With 3,000 electric cars on the road, Reva is a leader in the nascent electric car market. The Syracuse Post Standard reported that Reva is contemplating setting up a manufacturing plant in Onondaga County near Syracuse to build its three-door Reva NXR model for the U.S. market.  Related Itemslast_img

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Political will lacking to nab masterminds of Dabholkar’s murder, say activists

first_imgDespite some progress in the Dr. Narendra Dabholkar murder case last year, investigative agencies have failed to nab the masterminds behind the crime while successive State governments have lacked the political will to bring a closure to the case, said the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti on Tuesday on the sixth death anniversary of the eminent rationalist.As is the custom on each anniversary, activists from the MANS and ordinary citizens gathered at the city’s Omkareshwar Bridge, where Dr. Dabholkar was gunned down while out for a morning stroll on August 20, 2013.Chants of ‘Phule! Shahu! Ambedkar! Amhi Saare Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh!’ rent the air and as scores of demonstrators taking part in the ‘Jawab Do’ campaign questioned the government’s tardiness in bringing the masterminds of the murders of Dr. Dabholkar, veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare, scholar M.M. Kalburgi and senior journalist Gauri Lankesh to book.“While there have been eight arrests in the case last year, the main orchestrators of the conspiracy have yet to be arrested,” said Dr. Hamid Dabholkar, son of the late rationalist.He said be it the erstwhile Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government or the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena, none of the administrations had ever taken the lead in bringing the case to a satisfying conclusion.“We find that it is only after the Bombay High Court keeps rapping the probe agencies on their knuckles from time to time that there is some progress in the form of a few arrests, as in the case of Sachin Andure and Sharad Kalaskar [named by the CBI as the assailants of Dr. Dabholkar],” said Dr. Hamid Dabholkar.Activist Mukta Dabholkar, the late rationalist’s daughter, pointed out that the scope of violence on part of these right-wing, hardline outfits was no longer limited to progressive thinkers or activists, but extended to common citizens as well.“It is not only the question of Dabholkar, Kalburgi and Pansare, but now concerns ordinary people as well, as was proved by the Nallasopara arms haul. Think of the enormous loss of life that would have entailed had these bombs gone off,” said Ms. Dabholkar.She further said that the charge sheets filed in the murders of all four activists clearly pointed to a radical syndicate that was influencing youths to carry out such crimes.“Investigative agencies have detailed the ways in which these young assailants were influenced to carry out their deeds, and how they were motivated after reading a particular kind of literature. The question arises as to who is sheltering them and funding them,” said Ms. Dabholkar.“It is extremely painful if the death of someone close [Dr. Dabholkar] has to be revived again and again [in the form of anniversary protests]. But we think more of Dr. Dabholkar than merely being our father…he was a symbol of progressive thought and remains an inspiration to youths. His killing is emblematic of intolerance and the crushing of progressive thought,” she said.last_img read more

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