Mbala locks down Desiderio in DLSU rout of UP

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. And if Mbala was unsurprised in his defensive assignment, the same cannot be said for Desiderio.Mbala stands at 6-foot-8 and is a good 230-pounder while Desiderio stands at a generous six feet and is very much lighter than the Green Archer.“When he guarded me in the first quarter I was surprised because the guy in front of me was really big,” said Desiderio in Filipino. “And I felt awkward when he guarded me so I had no choice but to guard him in the second quarter.”Desiderio obviously struggled against the bigger Mbala as he shot 2-of-13 from the floor in 31 minutes of play.“La Salle had three bigs at a time and if we put Ibra [Ouattara] outside there’d be no rim protector so I had to get Ben.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brownlee, Tenorio shine as Ginebra takes 2-0 Finals lead Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set FILE – Ben Mbala. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn what became as one of the most lopsided games in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, one odd matchup stood out.As defending champion La Salle wrapped up University of the Philippines 85-62 Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre, the matchup of the game was the hulking Ben Mbala against the rather diminutive Paul Desiderio.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments And the reigning MVP had good reason for guarding the Fighting Maroons’ shooting guard.Desiderio shot the lights out in the first encounter between the two teams scoring a career-high 30 points in a 98-87 UP victory, and Mbala was tasked to prove he’s La Salle’s best individual defender.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I’m bigger than him, and I just have to stay in front of him and even if I get blown by I know I’m bigger and faster,” said Mbala, who had 27 points and 14 rebounds in his matchup against Desiderio.“Well it’s part of basketball, you got to be able to adjust. They used me as a three then they used him as a four.” Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more



CDC Acknowledges Paul Allen in Ebola Fight

first_imgThe Director of the Division of Emergency Operations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has attributed his institution’s success in the Ebola fight in West Africa to the huge contribution made by Paul G. Allen, an American philanthropist.At the recent dedication of the newly constructed Emergency Operation Center near Congo Town, Monrovia, Jeffrey Bryant said as CDC was contemplating how to reach West Africa with emergency assistance during the Ebola crisis, they needed money, and Paul Allen, the first to respond, provided US$100 million in a short period of time.Mr. Allen’s contribution is recorded as the highest individual donation in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.While in serious need of funds to facilitate their work in West Africa, Mr. Bryant recounted that the Paul G. Allen Foundation in 20 minutes responded and it set the pace for preparation to respond to the health crisis that claimed over 4,000 lives in Liberia alone.It may be recalled that when the Ebola crisis escalated in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dispatched over 500 health personnel to Liberia, and the two other affected countries under the banner of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).From the US$100 million donation, they were able to dispatch the men and women, acquire equipment and provide other logistical supports to the team.The Country Director of CDC Foundation in Liberia, Desmond Williams, also said during the dedication that out of the fund provided for the Ebola fight in West Africa US$6 million was used to facilitate the erection of the Emergency Operating Center in Monrovia and the rest of the counties.Amid growing concerns about disappearances of vehicles at the Health Ministry, Mr. Williams said about 20 vehicles provided to some institutions that worked with CDC during the crisis are still intact.Ambassador Deborah Malac also mentioned that the US$6 million helped to create emergency operating centers in Guinea and Sierra Leone.About Paul G. AllenBorn on January 21, 1953, Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor, singer and innovator. He is a co-founder of Micro-Soft alongside Bill Gates.He is the 51st richest man in the world and has a net worth of US$17.5 billion as of July this year.He lives in Seattle, Washington State, and has investment portfolios including technology companies, real estate holdings, and stakes in other technology and media companies.He owns two professional sports team, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.Paul Allen is also a founder of Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the Allen Institute for Cell Science.As a philanthropist, Paul Allen has given more than $1.8 billion towards the advancement of Science, technology, wildlife conservation, the arts and community services.His pledge of $100 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa was fulfilled on October 23, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


UPDATE #4 – Alaska Highway closed at Kiskatinaw Bridge

first_imgWe have very little information about the collision but we do know the highway is closed at the Kiskatinaw Bridge.  Light traffic can use the old Alaska Highway to detour around the area, while heavy traffic should use the Braden Road. If you have more information about the collision, email news@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com. When we get more information, we will pass it along. As of 8 a.m., the RCMP believe the highway will be closed for three or more hours as the investigation continues.Heavy truck traffic is being routed down the Braden Road and light traffic can use the Old Alaska Highway.– Original Story – The Alaska Highway is closed at the Kiskatinaw Bridge after a collision Friday morning.Advertisement UPDATE #4 – The Alaska Highway is now open in both directions at the Kiskatinaw Bridge.UPDATE #3 – The Alaska Highway is still closed at the Kiskatinaw Bride. The latest update is the road will open by 4pm this afternoon. We expect another update at approximately 3pm this afternoon.UPDATE #2 – The RCMP believe the road should be open by 12 p.m. today.- Advertisement -UPDATE – One person has been seriously injured after a collision near the Kiskatinaw Bridge on Highway 97 North.The Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision at approximately 5:40 a.m. Friday involving two vehicles, a truck and a car.A male from the car was sent to the Dawson Creek Hospital with serious injuries. The driver’s condition is unknown at this time. The driver of the truck suffered minor injuries.Advertisementlast_img read more


Sultana, Hesperia dominate

first_img“I’ve beaten him five times this year, so I was confident,” Sweeney said of Reyes. “But I knew I would have to work hard because he’s a good wrestler. He’s only a sophomore, so he’s going to be really good in the future. “My goal is to make the finals of state. I’m ranked fifth and I think I can beat everyone above me, but Ryan Flores of Buchanan is ranked first and he’s really good.” Sweeney finished fourth at the sectionals as a sophomore and first last year. He also won the CIF-Masters meet last season. His victory helped Sultana (215.5) to a second-place team finish and slight edge over No. 3 Hesperia (206). Northview was first at 294.5. Eight of the 14 championships were won by county wrestlers, including three by Sultana and three by Hesperia. LA QUINTA – It wasn’t quite as big as the Key Game, but Zac Sweeney will take the victory just the same. Sultana High School senior Sweeney defeated Hesperia sophomore Danny Reyes 5-2 Saturday to win the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division wrestling title. Sweeney, Reyes and all other top-five finishers advance to this week’s CIF-Masters Meet at Carter. The fact that Sweeney’s victory came against a wrestler from the Sultans’ cross-town rival made it all the sweeter. For Sweeney it was faintly reminiscent of Sultana’s 10-0 Key Game victory against the Hesperia football team. Sweeney, a linebacker/offensive lineman on the Sultana football team last fall, will play football and wrestle next year at Chadron (Neb.) State. center_img Sultana’s winners besides Sweeney were Erik Baker at 135 pounds and Eli McWatters at 160. Hesperia’s champs were Dominick Reyes at 171, Justin Correa at 189 and Ryan Hoover at 275. NORTHERN DIVISION At 103 pounds, Miller’s Michael Gonzalez was the only Citrus Belt League wrestler to win an individual title, as he pinned Laguna Hills’ Bobby Morales in 1:52 Saturday at Oxnard. Miller’s Alfredo Velasquez was fifth at 125 pounds. Yucaipa’s A.J. Meadows was fifth at 140, while Vince Alexander was fourth at 152. Ben Walters (119) and Eric Rodriguez (130) both finished fourth for Redlands East Valley. Rialto’s Jesse Torres was fifth at 112. 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


College roundup: Braswell to get multiyear extension

first_imgCal State Northridge men’s basketball coach Bobby Braswell has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension, according to a university source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but university spokesman Bob Vazquez indicated that an announcement would be made in the next few days. Northridge went 14-17 this year, losing to Pacific on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament. -Ramona Shelburne TRACK AND FIELD NCAA Indoor Championships: UCLA sophomore Rhonda Watkins captured the women’s ong jump title in Fayetteville, Ark., with a lifetime-best leap of 21 feet, 6 3/4 inches. Watkins, competing in her first indoor season, entered the meet with a season-best mark of 20-9. She posted the winning jump on her third of six attempts, easily defeating Miami senior Brenda Faluade (21-3 1/4). Watkins’ long jump title was the first by a UCLA female since Keyon Soley’s indoor championship in 2000. UCLA sophomore Allie Bohannon qualified fifth (4 minutes, 42.30 seconds) in the women’s mile and will compete in today’s final. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COC 86, San Joaquin Delta 75: Facion Edwards had 28 points and nine assists and Andrea Bobic added 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead College of the Canyons in the quarterfinals of the state championships in Fresno. COC (30-5), the No. 3 seed from Southern California, advances to today’s semifinals and will play Mt. San Antonio (35-1), the No. 1 seed from Southern California. BASEBALL USC 11, Stanford 8: The visiting Trojans (14-8) scored five runs in the eighth inning to break a 6-6 tie for the victory over the Cardinal (10-7). USC had 21 hits, their highest total since 2002. Sophomore right fielder Michael Torres went 4 for 5 with two RBIs, while freshmen Robert Stock (Agoura High) and Grant Green and sophomore Nick Buss had three hits each. Mississippi 8, UCLA 0: Will Kline and Craig Rodriguez combined on a six-hitter to lead the No. 16 Rebels (12-4) past the No. 23 Bruins (7-8). Brandon Crawford had two hits for UCLA. Oklahoma St. 7, Pepperdine 6 (10): Rebel Ridling’s single in the 10th inning scored the winning run as the No. 16 Cowboys (12-3) defeated the No. 10 Waves (14-5). Eric Thames and Luke Salas each had two hits for Pepperdine. UC Santa Barbara 6, CSUN 2: Catcher John Parham had three hits for the visiting Matadors (11-11) in their loss to the Gauchos (5-8). SOFTBALL CSUN 2, Eastern Kentucky 1: Alexandria Alvarado stole home on the back end of a double steal in the fifth inning to score what proved to be the winning run, as the Matadors (7-7-1) won their fifth in a row with the victory over Eastern Kentucky (5-8) at Long Beach. MEN’S TENNIS USC 6, UCLA 1: Dejan Cvetkovic, Kaes Van’t Hof, Robert Farah, Jason McNaughton and Gary Sacks won singles matches in the victory by the No.9-ranked Trojans (11-0) over the No. 9 Bruins (9-3). WOMEN’S TENNIS Pepperdine 6, UNLV 1: Sylvia Kosakowski, Katia Sabate, Caroline Rabe, Eva Dickes and Anete Bandere won singles matches to lead the Waves (7-6) to the nonconference victory. MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Pepperdine 3, Hawaii 0: Paul Carroll had 14 kills and J.D. Schleppenbach added 10 kills as the top-ranked Waves (15-1 overall, 12-1 MPSF) won their 12th consecutive match with the victory over the host Rainbows (3-12, 3-10) late Thursday night. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Braswell was in the final year of a six-year deal that paid him $125,000 annually and offered incentives worth close to $200,000. He is 157-140 in 11 seasons at Northridge, his alma mater. In 2001, he led the Matadors to the school’s only appearance in NCAA Tournament. last_img read more


Kroenke makes Sh230bn offer to take Arsenal full ownership

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke (2nd L) looks on from the executive boxes during his team’s Premier League game against Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in LondonLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 7 – Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke on Tuesday announced an offer to take full ownership of the Premier League club in a deal worth Sh230bn ($2.3 billion).The American sports mogul, who already owns 67 percent of the club through his company Kroenke Sports and Entertainment (KSE), has reached a deal with Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov for the sale of his 30 percent stake, according to a statement to the London Stock Exchange. “KSE believes moving to private ownership will bring the benefits of a single owner better able to move quickly in furtherance of the club’s strategy and ambitions,” it said.“KSE is a committed, long-term owner of the club”.But the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) said it was a “dreadful” day for the club, adding it was too important to be owned by one person.Kroenke, owner of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL, has been a part-owner of Arsenal since 2007, gradually increasing his stake in the club.Uzbekistan-born Usmanov, who made his fortune in the steel industry, has reportedly made previous unsuccessful bids to take control of the club.He was critical of Kroenke’s passive ownership style, a sentiment increasingly echoed by Arsenal fans, unhappy with what they see as the board’s willingness to settle for on-field mediocrity so long as commercial stability was maintained.Under takeover rules, if Usmanov accepts the offer it would trigger the sale of the remaining minority shareholders’ shares — many have preserved a small holding for decades — and place the club under the private control of Kroenke.“We at KSE are moving forward with this offer leading to 100 percent ownership of the club,” Kroenke said in the LSE statement.Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke congratulates midfielder Mesut Ozil after the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 27, 2017“We appreciate Mr Usmanov’s dedication to the Arsenal Football Club and the storied ethos and history the club represents.”Further details of the all-cash offer will be published by KSE later on Tuesday, it said.But the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust set out its opposition to the proposed move.“Stan Kroenke taking the club private will see the end of supporters owning shares in Arsenal and their role upholding custodianship values,” it said in a statement.“The AST is also extremely concerned to note that this purchase is being funded by a loan,” it added.“The most dreadful part of this announcement is the news that Kroenke plans to forcibly purchase the shares held by Arsenal fans. Many of these fans are AST members and hold their shares not for value but as custodians who care for the future of the club.”Arsenal, who finished sixth last season, launch their 2018-19 Premier League campaign at home to champions Manchester City on Sunday under new manager Unai Emery.The former Paris Saint-Germain manager replaced long-serving boss Arsene Wenger in May.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Research: `Hobbit’ fossil may be human ancestor

first_imgBy Randolph E. Schmid THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – Scientists, wringing their hands over the identity of the famed “hobbit” fossil, have found a new clue in the wrist. Since the discovery of the bones in Indonesia in 2003, researchers have wrangled over whether the find was an ancient human ancestor or a modern human with a genetic disorder. Now, a study of bones in the creature’s left wrist lends weight to the human ancestor theory, according to a report in today’s issue of the journal Science. The wrist bones of the 3-foot-tall creature, technically known as Homo floresiensis, are basically indistinguishable from an African ape or early hominin-like wrist and nothing at all like that seen in modern humans and Neanderthals, according to the research team led by Matthew W. Tocheri of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. That indicates that it is an early hominin and not a modern human with a physical disorder, they contend. The specimen he studied lived on the Indonesian island of Flores about 18,000 years ago,when early modern humans populated Australia and elsewhere. “Basically, the wrist evidence tells us that modern humans and Neanderthals share an evolutionary grandparent that the `hobbits’ do not, but all three share an evolutionary great-grandparent,” Tocheri said. Others have questioned whether it was a new species. Robert D. Martin of the Field Museum in Chicago and co-authors challenged the original classification, arguing that it appears to be a modern human with microencephaly, a genetic disorder that results in small brain size and other defects. There are things that can go wrong in the development of the wrist, Tocheri said, but they don’t result in a complete change of design from modern human to chimpanzee or gorilla wrist. “My take is that the brain size of (the specimen) is simply too small,” he said by phone. “People ask me whether this new evidence changes anything – well it doesn’t,” he said. “I think the evidence they’ve presented is fine; it’s the interpretation that is problematic.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal nailed-on to reach Champions League quarter-finals

first_imgJohn Hill joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says Manchester City are 8/1 to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals having lost the first leg of their last 16 tie with Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium.He also looks ahead to Arsenal’s last 16 clash with Monaco on Wednesday night and says, at 1/3, the Gunners look nailed-on to reach the next round.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more


Champions League final odds, with Real Madrid favourites against Juventus

first_imgCoral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Juventus and Real Madrid will fight it out for the Champions League trophy in Cardiff on Saturday – a game you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.Real Madrid, winners last year, are slight 17/10 favourites to triumph again, while Juve are 18/10.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img