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Alabama St. looks to end streak vs Jackson St.

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappJackson State (12-17, 9-7) vs. Alabama State (8-21, 7-9)Dunn-Oliver Acadome, Montgomery, Alabama; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Jackson State looks to extend Alabama State’s conference losing streak to five games. Alabama State’s last SWAC win came against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs 61-58 on Feb. 15. Jackson State blew out Arkansas-Pine Bluff by 20 at home in its last outing. Associated Press TEAM LEADERS: Tobi Ewuosho has averaged 12.8 points and six rebounds to lead the charge for the Hornets. Leon Daniels has paired with Ewuosho and is producing 9.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Tigers have been led by Tristan Jarrett, who is averaging 17.4 points.TERRIFIC TRISTAN: Jarrett has connected on 27.8 percent of the 169 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 22 over the last five games. He’s also made 70.8 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 73: Jackson State is 0-12 when it allows at least 73 points and 12-5 when it holds opponents to less than 73.STREAK STATS: Jackson State has lost its last three road games, scoring 65.3 points, while allowing 70 per game.DID YOU KNOW: The Jackson State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 23.3 percent of all possessions, which ranks the Tigers 24th among Division I teams. Alabama State has turned the ball over on 22.5 percent of its possessions (ranking the Hornets 338th, nationally).___ Alabama St. looks to end streak vs Jackson St.center_img For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 4, 2020last_img read more

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Students develop Highkey social media app

first_imgWhen Facebook and Snapchat proved to be unreliable methods of finding community at their universities in Finland, Vili Väänänen, a student attending USC through its international exchange program, along with co-founder Max Prokopenko, started Highkey. The app allows students to be aware of the liveliest locations on the USC campus at any given time.International exchange student Vili Väänänen co-founded the app to help students find popular events around campus. Erica Hur | Daily Trojan“It’s an interactive map where students can upload multimedia content such as videos, pictures and text, and eventually in the upcoming week, comments about things that they see on campus in specific spots that we have designated,” said Ankit Shah, the Highkey Director of Marketing and a freshman in the world bachelor in business program.Before attending USC, Väänänen and Prokopenko both studied in Finland at the Aalto University School of Business and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, respectively.They wanted a way to know where the parties and popular events were around campus. Although they resorted to Facebook, the two were unable to find specific details, such as the attendance numbers, of each event. This experience was a catalyst for them to brainstorm an app that could help students stay up to date with popular social and academic events. The application, called Populic in Finland, was originally launched last May and gained the attention of several Finnish social media celebrities, who began to promote it through their channels. According to Väänänen, Highkey became the number one trending app in their country two days after its release. “For publicizing, we obviously have a different challenge over here because in Finland, we had social media stars and it’s very easy when you have a big country to promote your app,” Väänänen said. “But over here, [USC] is already quite small so we have to find the right people here.” According to Sebastian Huang, the Highkey assistant marketing director and a freshman majoring in business administration, the app has a map of the campus that ranks the top events and locations in real time. At each location, students can post videos and pictures. The more content an event has, the more popular it becomes on the app. The hottest spots on campus will then glow, notifying users of where students are. Although there are only default locations set, the team hopes to add a feature where students can add their own events onto the interactive map.“There are already a lot of things that need to be improved and a lot of our core features aren’t in yet just because it takes so long for development,” Shah said. “Like one of our core features is we’re going to have a ‘Create Your Own Spot.’ If we were doing something cool in McCarthy Quad, I could create a spot and my friends could add to it. At the moment, there are only preset spots because we need to get more users on board.” Huang said the app is more effective than other similar programs because of its distinct map feature.“[With] Snapchat, you can only see where your friends are at all times,” Huang said. “But with our app, you can see where everyone is and that really instills a sense of community that Snapchat and Toga don’t really fulfill.”As of now, Highkey is working to partner with campus organizations such as the Chinese American Student Association, Residential Education and Greek life to expand its reach at USC. “I just hope organizations here can find that they can shout out their events in our app in a much more efficient way than Snapchat or Toga,” Väänänen said.last_img read more

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Syracuse escapes with 84-82 win over Notre Dame

first_imgSOUTH BEND, Ind. — Joseph Girard III deposited the ball into the arms of a seemingly angered T.J. Gibbs behind him and quickly ran out of harm’s way. SU’s freshman had bothered the Irish all game. The buzzer had sounded. The game was over. Syracuse had won — its fourth-straight victory, a usual time for triumph, elation. Yet the Fighting Irish crowd’s energy remained tense, and the Orange remained stoic. A six-point lead seemingly spelled the end of action, but then madness ensued.Syracuse let in a bucket inside, then it threw away the ball and allowed another. Girard easily hit two free throws, but Notre Dame’s John Mooney sunk another layup inside, and the Orange needed to inbound, cleanly, again. The ball was dumped underneath to Girard, and Mooney swatted it at his feet and out of bounds. Mooney and the rest of the Irish jumped. For a second, it seemed as if the game had another pulse, another chance to crash down towards disaster, but the referees waved the call off. Behind Girard, Gibbs hollered. He wanted the ball. So, Girard gave it to him.“I never like to be the one to really start, but I’m also never going to be the one to back down from it,” Girard said after the game. “If guys want to come after me like that, it kind of fuels me.”The locker room after the game echoed a similar sentiment. There was still a trace of buzzing, of disbelief. Players said wins like this one put into perspective just how low the early-season feeling was but also how wrong everyone was about them. Yet when Syracuse (12-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) beat Notre Dame (11-7, 2-5) 84-82 in its second matchup with the Irish this season, freshman Brycen Goodine said the Orange’s focus was to stay grounded. A once-dominant performance from the Orange came down to a last-second scuffle as a team that had beaten SU earlier in the season faulted through the same gap as three teams before: wondering where this Orange team has come from. And now SU is wondering when, if, it will stop.“We can beat anybody,” Elijah Hughes said. “Anybody can beat us (too), but we got to keep working.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWednesday’s victory stretches the Orange’s winning streak to four games, a run that began at a moment the Orange’s season seemed lost. A defeat on Wednesday would have simply restored the status quo, yet a win perhaps makes the Orange’s progress impossible to ignore. Much has changed for Syracuse since the last time these teams met, when Notre Dame’s offense overpowered SU. Since then, the Orange won with their defense against Virginia. They won with their offense against Boston College. They won with both against Virginia Tech. When Notre Dame came out of the gate hot in South Bend, SU responded immediately with the game trending in the opposite direction. SU took the lead and for moments looked like its runs would never end. The beginning of the game brought much of the same play foreshadowed in the previous matchup. John Mooney, one of the ACC’s top big men, rebounded at a high rate and scored even better. Notre Dame scored quickly from the outside and jumped out to a nine-point lead by scoring 30 points in under 10 minutes. Syracuse appeared to fall into its early-season tendencies. It exposed the ball on its dribbles for easy poke-aways, fouled on the interior and left a major spot open on defense every time down the floor. After Girard hit a 3-pointer on one end, Dane Goodwin answered on the other end with a banking 3-pointer in the corner on a shot that looked destined for the side rim. Marek Dolezaj spun inside for a layup. Gibbs hit a calm floater in the lane. Almost as it always has, the run to break out of purgatory came in a way almost subtle. Girard pushed up the floor, stopped, pivoted and pushed a floater into the rim. He added another 3-pointer and continued to push the pace with the Orange down two points. Off another rebound, Bourama Sidibe streaked down the court. Girard lofted an advance pass. For a moment, it seemed as if he might have pushed too hard. Sidibe caught it, but upon seeing the sideline he stumbled, leaped forward and wrapped an aimless pass across his body. The pass found Buddy, who swung to Hughes, who gave SU the lead. The end of the first half provided similar fortunes, and SU went to the break with a four-point lead.The Orange’s offense, once the enlightened boost for the underdog SU, came out of halftime dominant. Bourama Sidibe rediscovered his touch inside. Hughes’ scoring ballooned to 22 points early as SU’s star looked to post up and score. Girard, despite a poor shooting night, pulled down nine rebounds and pushed forward.The Irish had their answer and went on a 13-2 run to retake the lead. Syracuse looked imbalanced on defense and bothered on offense. But this isn’t the same Orange team that blew games earlier in the season. The Orange responded and regained a lead they never fully thought they lost sight of. When SU needed to hold on, its free throws came from a mixed group of the sure-handed Girard and the streaky Quincy Guerrier, yet both led to the same 2-for-2 result. The late execution improved SU to 3-0 on the road in the ACC. “Always good to go in and steal a win in somebody else’s spot,” Girard, a 96% free-throw shooter said.When the game still seemed like it could go either way and there was just less than one minute remaining and a two-possession game, fans in Purcell Pavilion headed toward the exits. Though it seemed an early surrender, closing out games — once a struggle to even have that opportunity — has become the Orange’s routine. Notre Dame recorded a steal and a bucket to keep the game interesting. But the fans seemingly had known SU has become adept at this part, and it finished the game like it’s grown used to doing. Comments Published on January 22, 2020 at 9:11 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Column: ‘Greatest spectacle’ goes on even in a pandemic

first_img WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US There was always going to be an Indianapolis 500 this year —with full attendance, limited attendance or, where Indianapolis Motor Speedway finally landed, with no fans at all.The race is simply too important to become yet another 2020 cancellation, even if it means closing the gates for the first time in 104 years.The garages open Wednesday for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” an event long woven into the nation’s fabric as a Memorial Day weekend celebration. There have been only two pauses in race history, during World War I in 1917 and 1918, then from 1942-45 during World War II.The pandemic pushed the race off its traditional date to Aug. 23 , and new owner Roger Penske and the speedway staff will do their very best to honor the tradition of the treasured event.Penske earlier said he would pull the plug on the race if fans could not attend, and he tried, all the way until last week, to open the gates to his new showplace. There was an 88-page plan along with confidence the Indy 500 could safely socially distance 25% attendance at the sprawling speedway with more than 250,000 seats .Ultimately, the coronavirus was deemed too dangerous for Penske to expose himself, the speedway or the community that has supported the Indy 500 since 1911.The race itself? It is critical to the survival of IndyCar beyond being a a source of pride for the state of Indiana.“There was no way we were not going to run the race. That was never going to be an option,” Penske said.When he said he wouldn’t hold the race without spectators, the pandemic looked different in Indiana and surrounding Marion County.“The numbers started to go the wrong way,” Penske said. “I think the world has changed, the state has changed, the city has changed, Marion County has changed from when I said that. Typically you make your best decision on the information you have.”The financial numbers have got to be horrific for Penske, who in January bought IMS from the Hulman-George family that had owned the national landmark since 1945. Penske’s businesses are private companies, so whatever losses he’s taken are not public. It’s believed he paid about $300 million for the speedway, the IndyCar Series and the Indy 500, and he’s spent another $15 million on capital improvements.He’s cut the purse in half for the Indy 500, a reversal from February when he pledged an additional $2 million to make a $15 million pot. Penske is undoubtedly bleeding money from the purchase, which makes him responsible for both the race and with helping IndyCar team owners survive.The Indy 500 is certain to be a massive money loser for Penske, who remains pragmatic about the losses.“This isn’t a 2020 investment and then we are getting out. Our family can own this for the next 75 years,” Penske said. “The financial impact is what it is. I’ve worked hard to build a company that’s got a solid base and that’s why we bought the track. There are always speed bumps you deal with in business and this is one that is unexpected, but all four wheels are still on the car.”Plans call for as normal an Indy 500 as possible. Both the national anthem and “Back Home Again in Indiana” will be live, and a flyover is in the works.Penske hasn’t said who will give the command to start the engines, an honor traditionallly held by either the late Tony Hulman or “the family” since 1946, the first Indy 500 held after Hulman rescued a speedway abandoned during the war.Alas, there will be no pre-race balloon release, and the cannon blast inside the speedway will not go off at 6 a.m., a longtime tradition to signify race day has finally arrived. The Purdue marching band didn’t make the cut as essential personnel, the infield Snake Pit is closed and Carb Day has been stripped down to just a single practice session. The parade through downtown Indianapolis has also been canceled.The central Indiana television blackout has been lifted for just the third time. The blackout has always been a nudge for the community to attend the race; this year, the speedway needs fans to stay home.The driver introductions will still be done for the NBC Sports broadcast and the network still plans to present a full, pre-race show. Traditional elements such of the Color Guard, including the rifle salute, playing of “Taps” and a military tribute are planned.There are 33 driver confirmations so at this point no “Bump Day” dramatics are expected. There isn’t cash during a pandemic for teams to field additional entries and drivers on the open market can’t find the funding to buy a ride.Fernando Alonso, the two-time Formula One champion w ho missed the race last year in a botched effort by McLaren, completed his deal to try again before the pandemic. Same with three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves, who has a deal with Penske, and former winner Tony Kanaan, who isn’t racing full-time this year and is hopeful the Indy 500 will remain on his schedule in 2021 as he moves toward semi-retirement.Had those drivers not closed deals to race this year before the pandemic, three of the biggest names in the Indy 500 could have been sidelined by funding issues. Pippa Mann couldn’t secure financing and the Indy 500 won’t have a female driver in the field for the first time since 1999.At least there will be a race.“I just can’t wait to be there to see the cars get on the track, having the chance to see them coming down the straightaway at 200-plus mph, it will be a dream come true for me,” said Penske. “I can’t wait to see the smiles when the track opens. Well, I won’t see the smiles under the masks, but I know everyone will be smiling to be here.”Image credits: AP First Published: 11th August, 2020 08:29 IST Written Bycenter_img Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 08:29 IST Column: ‘Greatest Spectacle’ Goes On Even In A Pandemic There was always going to be an Indianapolis 500 this year —with full attendance, limited attendance or, where Indianapolis Motor Speedway finally landed, with no fans at all FOLLOW US LIVE TV COMMENTlast_img read more

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Projected Week 14 DraftKings ownership percentage, NFL DFS advice

first_imgWeek 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL Week 14 DFS Ownership: QuarterbackDraftKings’ massive matchup adjustment on Patrick Mahomes II ($7,000) — down $600 at home against the Ravens — could very well keep Mahomes in his weekly chalk lane despite Baltimore’s red No. 2 matchup for opposing QBs in DK. … UFCollective projects him and Drew Brees ($6,600) at double-digit roster rates, as the latter is projected for a bounce-back spot in Tampa. Matt Ryan ($5,600) and Aaron Rodgers ($6,000) battle at Lambeau and should provide decent polling on whether people are bailing on those offenses, though probably a better snapshot of feelings toward Green Bay since they’re at home. Ryan on the road stands a much better shot at straight contrarian status.​WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsNFL Week 14 DFS Ownership: Running BackJeff Wilson Jr. ($3,800) sets up as a popular cap-saving play after an impressive showing on Sunday. Injury-riddled RB depth chart create a vacuum for a few cheap RBs on the slate, especially Wilson and Jaylen Samuels ($3,700). Those two could end up pacing the position in ownership.David Johnson ($6,500) tilted the masses last week when Chase Edmonds vultured two touchdowns, and the Cards offensive struggles this season should keep him strictly contrarian. Still, it’s an intriguing price for a 20-touch floor for a favored RB. … Phillip Linday ($6,300) has averaged over 25 DK points in his past three, yet the $900 price bump this week could keep him outside chalk territory.WEEK 14 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsNFL Week 14 DFS Ownership: Wide ReceiverManny Sanders’ injury should send his shares over to Courtland Sutton ($4,500) since his DK price had already been set, and he could make his way into double-digit ownership on Sunday. … UFCollective flags Keenan Allen ($7,400) as a frontrunner for the top chalk play at receiver, and his price hasn’t risen much being the most-targeted receiver in recent weeks.DaeSean Hamilton ($3,000) might not see the same kind of uptick in ownership as Broncos teammate Sutton, but he can save even more against the the cap and is expected to fill Sanders’ role in the slot. It’s a risky swing, but he should go far lower-owned than the other rookie. … Julio Jones ($7,900) could play out as a contrarian stud since he followed a Week 13 dud by popping on the injury report. Injuries smashed various depth charts this week, often with definitive news appearing after DraftKings released pricing for Week 14 NFL DFS slates. It’s important to consider the ripple effect in DK ownership before deciding which daily fantasy football sleepers to ride with and which potential studs to fade.   I’ll reference UFCollective ownership projections in parsing themes that could complicate roster rates on the DraftKings Sunday featured slate. Before building those GPP lineups, it’s important to identify which players are likely to go high- or low-owned based on recent events and trends MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderNFL Week 14 DFS Ownership: Tight EndZach Ertz ($6,400) and Travis Kelce ($6,700) will both command high ownership, per usual. Kelce stands a much better chance at becoming the chalk play at tight end after a super-smash Week 13. The Ertz dud in New Orleans also remains fresh enough in minds to help people pay the extra three hundo.David Njoku ($3,900) has confoundingly been more bust than boom during Baker Mayfield’s ascent, though he still saw encouraging route volume with 32 on Sunday. He’ll probably go contrarian even with the price drop. … Jimmy Graham ($4,400) has busted enough this season that even the 1 targets last week won’t coax over that many shares.last_img read more

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first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Golf Association Match Play Championship was held this past weekend. Four champions were crowned:Myles Miller – Championship flightTony Ferraro – A Flight.Jim Sutton – B Flight.Ty Wilson – C Flight.The final brackets for the tournament are pictured as follows:  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 260 weeks ago I know it is match play but I wonder what everyone shot lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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first_imgImage Courtesy: CrictrackerAdvertisement In a video which has resurfaced after nine years, Doug Bollinger’s fake hair got exposed courtesy of Hotspot. The incident took place during the second inning of an ODI in the bilateral series contested between Australia and West Indies in 2010.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CrictrackerThe hotspot is is a tool which is used extensively in the sport of cricket to aid the third umpires. Particularly used to detect edges off the batsman’s bat, it uses two infra-red cameras on either side which records continuously. If there is contact, friction occurs which causes a change in the temperature which the Hotspot detects.The Australian pacer, unfortunately, bore the brunt of it. Bowling with the new ball defending the target of 257, the Aussies got an early breakthrough with Wavell Hinds edging one right to Cameron White in the second slip. Not only did the technology detect the edge off the bat, but it also showed the bright spot on the former Chennai Super Kings pacer’s head. Check out the video below:Advertisement Hot spot exposes poor Doug Bollinger’s fake hair pic.twitter.com/419YVWPU8k— Ghumman (@emclub77) September 23, 2019Advertisement Doug Bollinger eventually shaved it all before eventually announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018.Read Also:Netizens troll KL Rahul for posting ‘chilling’ pictureJasprit Bumrah vows to make a stronger return following his injury Advertisementlast_img read more

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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 5

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sore knee sidelines Celtics’ Irving for game against Bulls 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 A pulsating first round is finally in the books of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University emerged as the top dog after the first half of the season, while Far Eastern University and De La Salle also reached elite status by sharing the second spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo is in the middle of the pack with Adamson University while University of Santo Tomas is slipping.Also struggling is University of the Philippines while University of the East managed to escape a zero-win embarrassment. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So with that thrown out of the way, here are the seven best players who showcased their wares in the final week of Round 1.Oh, and there are four new names on this list.1. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In the biggest game of the eliminations, so far, Kianna Dy glowed with a queenly presence that no single soul inside Mall of Asia Arena matched.Dy scored in every possible way for the Lady Spikers as they beat the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, in the first meeting between the two rivals.The Season 78 Finals MVP finished with a season-high 21 points on 11 spikes, seven blocks, and three service aces.Dy was downright magnificent during La Salle’s blurring 10-0 run in the third set that saw the Lady Spikers tie the set at 21 after being down, 21-11.In those 10 unanswered points, Dy scored four points and three of those were blocks with Kat Tolentino the unfortunate victim on two occasions.Dy then came up in the clutch with another block on Tolentino that put La Salle in the 24-19 match point.2. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3Add “Giant Killer” to Bernadeth Pons’ possible nicknames.  LATEST STORIES 4. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 3Weeks on list: 5There has been only one constant on this list and that is Jaja Santiago.NU’s towering middle blocker led with composure as she paved the way in the Lady Bulldogs’ bounce back win of the tournament against the Lady Maroons.Santiago finished with 17 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 victory over UP after scoring just 13 points in their loss to FEUNU’s superstar has yet to be excluded from this list and even her team’s lone setback of the season against the Lady Tamaraws wasn’t enough to boot her of this weekly ranking.5. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1center_img She’s the second debutante of this week and she’s the reigning Best Digger of the league.Kath Arado has been languishing under the massive shadow that Dawn Macandili cast over the liberos in the UAAP but the Season 77 co-Rookie of the Year finally got away from the darkness.UE prevented a winless campaign this season when it scored an upset over Adamson University in five set, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, and Arado showed that she can be as capable as Macandili in the UAAP level.Arado was a defensive terror for the Lady Warriors when she tallied 24 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions.6. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside hitter)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s one half of UP’s high-scoring duo and she’s the third of this week’s four newcomers.Diana Carlos and the Lady Maroons may have lost their final game of the first round against NU, but UP was a master stunner when it faced UST.UST was looking to shakeup the ladder when it faced UP on Wednesday but the Lady Maroons had other plans and pulled the proverbial rabbit from the legendary magician’s hat. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ The Lady Maroons came back from a 19-11 deficit in the first set and although losing the period 33-31 was a misfortune, Carlos and spike partner Isa Molde lit up in the next three sets.UP crushed UST in the next three periods and came away with a 31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 victory as Carlos put up 32 points while Molde had 24.7. Shaya Adorador (University of the East, opposite hitter)Shaya Adorador. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s the final debutante of this week and she was the embodiment of clutch when UE shocked Adamson.Shaya Adorador may have scored just 11 points in UE’s five-set win over the Lady Falcons, 25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-13, but she was truest to the definition of being clutch.Adorador scored four of the Lady Warriors’ six points and she did it with grace rarely seen on a high-paced match.She used an off-speed shot to glance the ball on the defense of Adamson for UE’s 13-9 lead then she blocked Mylene Paat for the Lady Warriors’ 14-11 match point.And as a final touch, Adorador made a gorgeous off-speed kill that landed smack in the middle of the Lady Falcons’ defense. The league’s stat sheet stuffer was instrumental in the Lady Tamaraws’ four-set conquest of the previously unbeaten Lady Bulldogs in the first game day of Week 5.FEU humbled NU, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, in a game where Pons finished with 18 points and 11 excellent receptions.Pons followed that performance up with a humble seven points, nine excellent digs, and 10 excellent receptions against all-time rival UST.And aiding Pons’ case as the No. 2 player this week is FEU’s four-game winning streak.3. Tin Tiamzon (De La Salle University, outside hitter)Tin Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1It’s midway through the season but there are still debutantes to this list, and La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon is the first of four.The Lady Spikers’ unheralded outside hitter made her presence felt against rival Ateneo in the first finals rematch for Season 80.Tiamzon scored 13 points in the Lady Spikers’ victory and was the most efficient attacker on La Salle’s side converting 12 of her 28 spike attempts. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Ex-workers must get severance with interest – court orders

first_imgClosure of Wales sugar factoryBy Shemuel FanfairA determination in the matter involving the retrenched Wales, West Bank Demerara sugar workers was made at the High Court on Wednesday, with a ruling urging Government to pay dismissed employees their severance benefits with interest. This decision comes some two years after many of the workers refused to take up work at the Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara Estate.The workers were contending all along that under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA); they could not be compelled to travel 22 miles from their point of origin to Uitvlugt by the employer – the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Though it took over a year for the High Court to initially hear the matter, Justice Sandil Kissoon finally concluded the matter which came just hours after the workers protested outside Parliament Buildings on Wednesday.After Wednesday’s ruling, lawyer for GuySuCo, Nikhil Ramkarran, told the media that the respondents are going to be paid their severance from December 31, 2016 with interest up to Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He noted that those who went to Uitvlugt will be paid severance up to Wednesday’s date as well, together with a month’s pay in lieu of notice.Meantime, Attorney Pauline Chase, who represented the interest of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), agreed with Ramkarran and added that no overall figure was given by the court because interest “will have to be calculated”. Guyana Times however understands that it will be in theMany of the Wales sugar workers seen protesting outside Parliament were finally awarded their 2016 severance payment by the courthundreds of millions.Chase outlined that 345 workers will benefit from the court’s determination, noting that if the workers do not receive the payments then action will be taken, though she trusts GuySuCo will honour the payments. Though it was initially 371 workers that were auguring for severance, Chase said it was found that some had to come off the list as some workers were not entitled; some died and others could no longer be found in the country.In early November, the National Assembly gave approval for almost $2.5 billion to cater for the remaining severance to 4723 sugar workers and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had told this newspaper earlier this week that the funds were available to pay the ex-sugar workers.Earlier protestEarlier Wednesday, sugar workers assembled in front of Parliament, where they protested for higher salaries.GAWU representative, Ricky Rambeer, was on the protest line and he demanded with great emphasis that the workers be paid what was due to them. At the same time, he criticised Government for not paying sugar workers since coming into office in 2015.“The question is why they not giving sugar workers an increase – four years; they closed four estates. This Government victimising the sugar workers,” Rambeer noted.This comment came one day after GAWU President Komal Chand declared that Government had not given sugar workers “one blind cent” in increases. “Sugar workers received harshest of treatment, not even the Burnham sugar workers didn’t receive this kind of treatment, they didn’t give the sugar worker any increase since APNU took office… It is baffling to understand why the workers are treated so shabbily, this is plain eye pass by this anti-working class Administration,” Chand had criticised.During Wednesday’s protest, Opposition Members of Parliament, including Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, met with the protesters outside Parliament. During the boisterous protest, those gathered once again called for the removal of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder from their posts. But according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, the protest was purely political in its nature as persons were aware the matter was in court.The High Court had earlier ruled that all workers severed by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) must be paid with interest ranging from four to six per cent. Wales Estate was shut down in December 2016 while Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were closed in 2017.last_img read more

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Another 163 officials fail to make declarations to Integrity Commission

first_img…GPL, GNBA, GO-Invest, GCAA, GLSC Heads among defaultersThe Integrity Commission has published the names of 163 public officials who failed to make declarations as mandated by Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act.The list of delinquent public officials was made public on Saturday in The Official Gazette of Guyana dated March 9, 2019. Among the defaulters on the list are General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams; Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), George Lewis; Director General of Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field; CEO of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), Trevor Benn; Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Leslie Sobers; General Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Sherod Duncan; CEO of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), Owen Verwey and CEO of Guyana Power and Light, Albert Gordon among others.A breakdown of the list includes officials from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA); Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE); Bureau of Statistics; Dependent Pension Fund; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); GPHC; Guyana Gold Board; GuyOil and GPL among others.The Integrity Commission was established with the aim of improving the public’s confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act. However, over the years, the Commission would have to publish the names of delinquent public officials in an effort to have them make their declarations. Under the law, any public officer who fails to comply with the Commission is liable upon summary conviction, to a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for a period of not less than six months or more than one year.Just over two weeks ago, Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Kumar Duraisami stated that there were 716 public officials who have not submitted their declarations to the Commission. As such, five lists of the various categories of public officials were published.The Chairman noted that while there is a need for awareness on the Integrity Commission, most public officials have a general idea of the Commission’s functions and their obligations. His contention was that there are some individuals who are willfully withholding declaring their assets to the Commission.He noted that there are some defaulting officers, particularly in the Judiciary, who are questioning whether the function of the Commission is infringing on their constitutional rights by publishing their names.“I am in no position or this Commission is in no position to use a discretion as to whether or not we should publish the names. If they think that they ought not to make their declarations to the Commission, then they can go the court and say ‘my position is secured by the Constitution and I’m not obliged or obligated to submit to the Commission’… This Commission has no discretion. We will have to publish their names if they don’t submit,” the Chairman insisted.The Integrity Commission Act was assented to on September 24, 1997. The Act provides for the establishment of the Integrity Commission and makes provisions for the purpose of securing the integrity of persons in public life. The Commission has the power to do anything for the proper performance of its function and in discharging its function; it is not subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.The Commission also has the authority to regulate its own procedure and may make rules for that purpose.last_img read more

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