Espejo picks up another MVP

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMarck Espejo’s name has been synonymous to Most Valuable Player.The Ateneo superstar added another MVP award to his resume as the best player in the 2017 Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.ADVERTISEMENT The 20-year-old Espejo, who has already four UAAP titles, was officially named PVL MVP on Saturday before the Blue Eagles pulled off a finals sweep of the Far Eastern University Tamaraws.Apart from being the conference MVP, Espejo also bagged the Finals MVP plum and was recognized as the Best Outside Spiker. He had 20 points in the title-clinching win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHis teammates Esmilzo Joner Polvorosa and Manuel Sumanguid III was named Best Setter and Best Libero, respectively.The other awardees were Fauzi Ismail of National University (2nd Best Outside Spiker), John Paul Bugaoan of Far Eastern University (Best Middle Blocker), Kib Malabunga of NU (2nd Best Middle Blocker), Joshua Umandal of University of Santo Tomas (Best Opposite Spiker). MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Brownlee happy with Ginebra’s aggressive start in PBA Finals 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


South Africa honours its teachers

first_img“We acknowledge your dedication and selfless service to the betterment of our country,” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the National Teaching Awards, an event celebrating excellence in South African public education.Primary school children join South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on stage at the 2016 National Teaching Awards at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. (Image: GCIS)Now in their 16th year, the awards were held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Saturday 27 February. This year’s event was dedicated to Oliver Tambo, president of the ANC in exile, colleague of Nelson Mandela and himself a maths and physics teacher.In his keynote address, Ramaphosa quoted Tambo as saying: “A nation that does not take care of its youth has no future, and does not deserve one.”Since 2000, the Department of Basic Education has hosted the awards to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by South Africa’s teachers, often in very difficult conditions, to serve the country’s children – many of whom come from poor communities. According to the department, the event “encourages dedicated and caring teachers in their efforts to develop each learner as a citizen of a democratic, non-racial and non-sexist South Africa”.The awards aim to:Focus public attention on the positive aspects of basic education, and raise the public image of the teaching professionRecognise and promote excellence in teachingHonour dedicated, creative and effective teachers and schoolsEncourage best practice in schoolsGive South Africans the opportunity to publicly thank our teachers“We acknowledge with gratitude the very best among our national brigade of educators,” Ramaphosa said. “They know more than anyone that education is the best weapon at our nation’s disposal to eradicate poverty and its dehumanising effects.”Ramaphosa said the government was aware of the daily challenges and struggles teachers face.“We have committed this government to do everything possible to improve the working conditions of teachers,” he said.Billions spent on educationHighlighting how South Africa’s education system has changed since the dawn of democracy, Ramaphosa pointed out that today millions of children receive free quality education.“Government has prioritised education and worked to ensure that our schools receive the attention they deserve … the Minister of Finance in his Budget Speech allocated substantial resources to build education infrastructure and improve the overall performance of basic education.”This year’s Budget set aside R228-billion to fund education – the highest allocation in South Africa’s history.“Inclusive and equitable quality education for all is the most effective way to address poverty and its effects on children,” Ramaphosa said.“This resonates very well with the National Development Plan, which says: Improved education will lead to higher employment and earnings, while more rapid economic growth will broaden opportunities for all and generate the resources required to improve education.”He concluded: “By 2030, we will have achieved all these things because we are determined, because we dare to dream, because we work together and, most importantly, because we have the finest teachers in the world.”last_img read more


Ohio Ag Net Podcast Episode 13 | Hot & Cold on the Paris Accord & Helping Young Farmers Succeed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week on The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, Bart Johnson and Ty Higgins discuss the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Accord and how one agribusiness is helping guide new and young farmers in a profitable direction. Matt Reese visits with Robyn S. Wilson, PhD. She is an Associate Professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State. They talk about both sides of the spectrum when it comes to climate change and the Paris Accord. Ty talks with Farm Credit’s Gary Matteson about how his organization is helping young farmers get on a path to success during a tough time in the ag economy.last_img read more


You’re the Backup: Pirate Bay Archive Available for Download

first_imgTags:#music#p2p#web The Pirate Bay is like a gigantic inch worm. If you cut it down, it’s various pieces rise up and keep growing. As The Pirate Bay prepares to be passed on to Global Gaming X AB, the service is offering the ultimate legacy gift to users. It looks as if an anonymous user uploaded the entire site’s archive in order to ensure that multiple backups exist in case torrents are removed post-purchase. Users who would like to download an archival copy of the site, can access it as a massive 21.3 gigabyte download for free. According to TorrentFreak, “The backup includes a mock up site and all of the 873,671 torrent files hosted on The Pirate Bay’s servers.” Users who plan on downloading it are warned to be patient as a file of this size will take a few days to download from a limited group of torrents. Nevertheless, given that the file represents 2 million Pirate Bay torrents, it’s actually fairly compact. Before jumping to it, it may be smart to remind yourself of the legal issues currently facing both the Pirate Bay founders and perhaps more importantly, the non-commercial cases of Joel Tenenbaum and Jammie Thomas-Rasset. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Most recently, the Department of Justice upheld the award of 1.92 million dollars to the RIAA from single mom Jammie Thomas-Rasset. Minnesota woman Thomas-Rasset is expected to pay $80,000 per song for 24 KaZaA files she’d downloaded in 2004. The RIAA has gone after more than 20,000 people for music piracy, but has more recently chosen to focus on internet service providers rather than on non-commercial infringers. Depending on your country of residence, getting caught using the Pirate Bay archive file could be devastating. If you’re still curious, or you simply want to read the comments, the download page is available here. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts dana oshiro 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more


AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Host Philippines absorbed a 25-23, 25-20, 25-19 beating in the hands of Kazakhstan, which remained undefeated in the Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Friday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Kazakhs topped Pool A with a 2-0 record while the Filipinos settled for 1-1, but both teams will advance to the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago were once again the Philippines’ leading scorers putting up 14 and 13 points respectively, the same marks they had in the Hong Kong win.Katerina Tatko had a game-high 20 points to lead Kazakhstan. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jaja Santiago had the unfortunate mishap of ending the match when her final hoorah straight went to the net awarding the Kazakhs an unblemished slate.Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was still pleased with the fight his squad brought against the Kazakhs.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 shutout“I can say that I’m still proud of them and they really played with heart,” said Vicente in Filipino. “Of course there were lapses but that can’t be helped. The Kazakhs are really tall players, what we could’ve done was just to keep moving.”The Kazakhs have an average height of 181 centimeters, seven more than the Filipinos’ mean standing of 174 cm., and that distinct disparity worked wonders in the blocking department as the visitors scored on 17 of its blocks.center_img K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next View comments Korea Open gold confidence-booster for Lopez ahead of SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more


Too close of a reflection Handmaids Tale season 2 embodies MeToo

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s book and starring Elisabeth Moss, begins Apr. 25. Advertisement “This season, we really see women speaking their minds for the first time — they haven’t been allowed. Then we see the repercussions of that, not unlike what we’ve seen in the #MeToo movement.”Canadian Amanda Brugel attends 2018 PaleyFest Los Angeles to promote The Handmaid’s Tale in Hollywood Sunday. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)Brugel, who is Canadian, said season two follows a similar arc to how #MeToo has evolved: people start out accepting, but that doesn’t last. Facebook The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale was a startling reflection of America’s political climate and swept both the Emmys and Golden Globe Awards.Season two will once again hold a mirror up to today’s society; this time by portraying both the support of and eventual reproach against women using their voices.“I think it’s unfortunately too close of a reflection of what’s going on in real life,” actor Amanda Brugel, who plays Rita, told CBC News at the PaleyFest television festival in Los Angeles Sunday.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


Lighty notches record silences Hawkeyes

When Ohio State played at Iowa on Jan. 4, the Hawkeyes proved a much tougher test for the Buckeyes than expected. OSU trailed at halftime of that game before escaping with just a five-point win. The second time around, however, was much less dramatic. Led by senior David Lighty and 40 minutes of stifling defense, No. 1 OSU (19-0, 6-0 Big Ten) routed Iowa, 70-48, Wednesday. “It was our game plan to come in and play defense for 40 minutes,” Lighty said. “It’s something that we haven’t been doing lately and it’s something that we’ve been keying on. “This week in practice it was just preparing to play real Ohio State defense and I think we came out and did it today.” Lighty finished the game with 18 points and five rebounds and became just the third player in OSU history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists in his career. The only two other Buckeyes to accomplish the feat were Jim Jackson and Evan Turner. The first half began with senior Dallas Lauderdale scoring seven of the Buckeyes’ first 12 points. Lauderdale, who has struggled since the start of conference play nearly three weeks ago, hadn’t scored more than six points against any Big Ten team this season and had been held scoreless twice in the last five games before scoring nine points Wednesday. Lauderdale put in two dunks to go along with a three-point play in the first six minutes, giving OSU an early 12-4 lead. Although Lauderdale picked up his second foul with 10 minutes remaining in the half, coach Thad Matta said he was pleased with the way his starting center played on both ends of the floor. “I thought he was good,” Matta said. “He was active on the glass and picked up a couple fouls there in the first half, but that’s the level we need him at.” Early on in conference play, the Buckeyes had made a habit of getting big leads, only to squander them away down the stretch. In the second half against the Hawkeyes, however, OSU did no such thing. The Buckeyes led by as many as 23 before completing the 22-point victory, holding the Hawkeyes to their lowest point total of the season. “When we feel good about our defense, we’re a great team and it’s going to be even harder to beat us,” Lighty said. “We have so many weapons offensively, and when we tie our defense with that there’s really not too many holes that we have in our game.” Junior William Buford scored 15 points, and freshman Jared Sullinger scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Aaron Craft, who scored a career-high 19 points in the Buckeyes’ last game, scored just three points, but his defense suffocated the Hawkeyes all night. His seven steals were a tie for second most in a game in OSU history and the most for a freshman. “That’s a team stat,” Craft said. “Everyone is in the gaps, putting pressure on the ball and just putting indecision in the ball-handler’s mind. I just happened to get the stat tonight.” The Buckeyes’ 19-0 start is the best of any OSU team under Matta, and the school’s best since the 1961-62 Buckeyes began the season 22-0. OSU’s next matchup will be against the No. 23 Fighting Illini at noon Saturday in Champaign, Ill. read more


Womens Basketball Karlie Cronins multisport multischool journey has landed her on Ohio

Ohio State guard Karlie Cronin runs down the court during the Buckeyes game against the Boilermakers on Feb 18. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorWhen asked to take a few minutes to answer questions about one of her former players, Karlie Cronin’s former coach responded, “About Karlie? Oh, I’ll do anything for Karlie Cronin.”Cronin, a junior from Fairfax, Virginia, has spent time with three different college teams, which has ended at Ohio State as a walk-on.Her journey as a basketball player began as a child, but has taken many turns since then. In addition to basketball, Cronin picked up lacrosse during her sophomore year of high school. Aggie McCormick, Cronin’s AAU coach, said balancing multiple sports at one time could be a challenge for some — not for Cronin. “She has a motor that is unbelievable to me,” McCormick said. “She could go from practice to practice all day long and never run out of energy. It’s far beyond normal. Even having come straight from hours of lacrosse practice she would do cartwheels around her teammates on the court. I have coached some of the greatest kids in the country and she still amazes me.”  McCormick has been coaching for 25 years and is the founder of the Fairfax Stars AAU team. She keeps in touch with Cronin throughout the year and receives visits from her whenever she returns home for breaks. McCormick said Cronin frequently goes back to practice with the team and never misses a workout.Cronin had been playing basketball since she was 9 years old. Unfortunately, she suffered a torn ACL during her junior year of high school and could not play during July, a key recruiting prior for young athletes. As a result of her injury, she ended up at Southern Methodist University, a smaller Division-I progam than she had hoped for. But that did not last longAfter playing just two games at SMU in 2015, Cronin needed a change —and a big one at that. She was neither enjoying the school nor the basketball program as much as she had anticipated and decided to transfer to Ohio State for the following fall.Her experience was so negative that she was set on changing sports.“I was a little burnt out on basketball so I just made a highlight tape and sent that to schools to be recruited for lacrosse,” she said.Although she did enjoy playing lacrosse again in a college setting, Cronin said that she “missed the aggression that comes with basketball.”After one season as a college lacrosse player, she walked on to Ohio State to give basketball another shot. She practiced during the summer with her AAU team to prepare for the season.In her first season on the Buckeyes’ basketball team, she appeared in 20 games, but played just 52 minutes and scored two points.“Even if she’s on the bench a lot of the time, I know she loves being out there,” McCormick said. “She fought relentlessly to find a school that she could play basketball at.”Cronin seems to have handled what would appear to be a difficult transition quite smoothly. “She acclimated herself very quickly,” Ohio State women’s basketball head coach Kevin McGuff said. “She was excited about playing from Day One and works incredibly hard to do what she can to contribute to the team and the program.”Whether that hard work will translate into playing time remains unknown. But given the exit of five key seniors from the team, an increased reliance on Cronin might come sooner than many people expect. read more


Moratti sheds more light on Mourinhos gesture

first_imgMassimo Moratti claims Jose Mourinho’s gesture against Juventus was for a good reason as he finds all his feeling and experience in Italy.Mourinho made headlines for storming on to the pitch and cupping his ear to the crowd after Juve’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on Wednesday, but Moratti felt the former Inter boss had a good reason for his actions.“Mourinho’s gesture overshadowed Manchester United’s win, which came in a game that was important for him and the team,” the ex-Nerazzurri owner according to Football Italia.“It’s part of his character. When he returns to Italy he finds all his feeling and experience, which leads him to react as if he was still here, while also thinking about the club he was at [Inter] and those who antagonised him.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“That puts him in a position to make certain gestures at certain times, which create situations of discussion that, in football, are fun and interesting to watch.“It shouldn’t offend anyone. Am I surprised when he says ‘my Inter’? No. It’s precisely for this reason that he reacts the way he does.“Inter in the Champions League? They have character and depth. Zhang as President? He’s a good lad and he’ll do very well.”last_img read more


FA to investigate Raheem Sterling racial abuse

first_imgThe Football Association has announced that it’s conducting an investigation into the alleged racial abuse suffered by Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.Television cameras picked up a couple of Chelsea supporters shouting alleged racial slurs at Sterling, as he went to pick up the ball for a City corner kick.Both Chelsea and the London Metropolitan Police have released statements saying they will be investigating the incident.Sterling released a statement on Instagram condemning the abuse on Sunday.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…According to Sky Sports, the English Football Association has now released a statement that read: “We take all allegations of discrimination extremely seriously and will work with the clubs and the relevant authorities to ensure this matter is dealt with appropriately.“We strongly condemn all forms of discrimination and encourage all fans and participants who believe that they have been the subject of, or witness to, discriminatory abuse to report it through the appropriate channels: The FA, our County FAs or our partners Kick It Out.”last_img read more