PSL denies Iriga appeal on Soltones ban

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPhilippine Superliga’s one-year ban and P50,000 fine on Iriga open spiker Grethcel Soltones stands.After convening in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, the PSL team owners unanimously denied the appeal of team owner and Iriga mayor Madeline Alfelor to downgrade the penalty for former San Sebastian standout, who apparently violated the tournament’s One League Policy.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban animated movie Magellan in PH00:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use01:37Protesters 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 The league voted 7-0 and unanimously upheld its decision.Under league rules, Soltones should have been under contract with Iriga for a year as teams are required to sign all their players to a minimum of one-year contract with an exclusivity deal due to the One League Policy. Players under contract could not suit up in any games or tournament outside of the PSL until after their deal is done.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 shutoutMuch to the team owners’ dismay, Iriga has no contract with Soltones despite her suiting up for the Lady Oragons’ season opener against Sta. Lucia in the ongoing 2017 PSL Grand Prix.Iriga and guest team Victoria Sports- University of Santo Tomas could not vote during the deliberations. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Ateneo escapes FEU in OT, faces La Salle in UAAP Finals rematch

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo survived Far Eastern University, 88-84, in overtime to book the last finals slot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Blue Eagles leaned on Matt Nieto and Isaac Go in the endgame to overcome a gallant stand by the fourth-seeded Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort He then, unleashed a booming triple with 46.9 seconds left that put the Blue Eagles up, 85-80.Go closed things out in improbable fashion, hitting a bank shot on one knee with 22.5 seconds remaining for an 87-82 edge.Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga said FEU’s 7-7 record in the elimination round was never a factor and that they expected to play a give-and-take game for 40 minutes.“We were ready to play a close game and that’s what happened, of course credit to our players who never gave up and stayed focus and stuck to the game plan,” said Arespacochaga.“There were ups and downs but what a great game and we’re happy that our players experienced that. We could see their growth in the game.”ADVERTISEMENT ONE: PH’s Corminal wary of ‘new’ Lepont For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa FEU had an eight-point, 67-59, lead midway through the fourth after Prince Orizu forced his way inside for a layup but Ateneo slowly cut it down and eventually tied the game at 69 with 3:41 left in regulation after Mike Nieto drilled a three-pointer.Thirdy Ravena paced Ateneo with 17 points and seven rebounds while Chibueze Ikeh had a 16-point and 11-rebound double-double.Matt also finished with 16 points, six coming off the overtime period, while Go had 13 points and nine rebounds.Jasper Parker had a game-high 19 points to lead to the Tamaraws while Tolentino added 13 points. MOST READcenter_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The No. 1 Blue Eagles set up a best-of-three finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Green Archers beginning Saturday.Go sent the game into overtime with a 3-pointer, 75-all, with 8.5 seconds left in regulation.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 shutoutNieto followed suit in the extra session.The gritty point guard punished Arvin Tolentino for five straight points first with a short jumper that gave Ateneo an 82-80 lead with 1:30 left in overtime. LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rockets extend streak to 15 with win over Celtics

first_imgHouston scored five straight points, highlighted by a 3-pointer from P.J. Tucker, to cut the lead to three with about 8 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. But the Celtics scored the next four points to make it 74-67.Boston’s offense went cold after that, and the Celtics didn’t score for more than three minutes as Houston scored nine points in a row to take a 76-74 lead with less than five minutes remaining in the third.Gordon and Ariza got things going during that stretch by hitting consecutive 3s.The game was tied later in the third when the Celtics got a delay-of-game warning before coach Brad Stevens received a technical foul. Harden made a free throw on the technical and Nene added a basket soon after that to put Houston up 84-81.Boston used an 8-2 spurt, with four points each from Greg Monroe and Smart, to take an 89-86 lead into the fourth quarter.TIP-INSCeltics: Irving finished with 18 points and six assists. … Boston made 13 of 24 3-pointers. … Terry Rozier had 17 points and Monroe had 18.Rockets: Ryan Anderson missed his third straight game with a sore left hip. D’Antoni said he expects Anderson to return sometime next week. … Paul received a technical for arguing a foul in the second quarter. … Clint Capela had eight points and 17 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico View comments Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives by Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges)HOUSTON — Eric Gordon scored 29 points off the bench, James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Boston Celtics 123-120 on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high 15 games.Houston trailed by six before using a 10-2 run, with the last five points coming from Trevor Ariza, to take a 117-115 lead with 1:16 remaining. Ariza made a 3-pointer before stealing the ball from Kyrie Irving and finishing with a basket on the other end to cap the run.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Rockets: Begin a four-game road trip at Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games MOST READ Al Horford missed shots on Boston’s next two possessions before Chris Paul made two free throws with 15 seconds left to push the lead to four. Irving made a layup seconds later, but Harden made one of two free throws with 7.4 seconds left to make it 120-117.Irving and Paul hit two free throws each before Irving made one and purposely missed the second with 2.8 seconds left. Gordon made one of two free throws to make it 123-120 with 2.3 seconds remaining, and Marcus Smart’s 3-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer to give Houston the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHouston’s winning streak ties the second-longest in franchise history, accomplished twice during Hakeem Olajuwon’s tenure in the 1990s, and trails only a 22-game run the Rockets had in the 2007-08 season. It’s their second long winning streak of the season after the NBA-leading Rockets won 14 in a row from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18.Marcus Morris had 21 points off the bench for the Celtics, who had won four in a row since the All-Star break. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Balanced Heat help playoff cause by topping Pistons Paul, who sat out with an injury in the previous game against the Celtics, added 15 points and Ariza had 21.Boston took the first meeting this season by rallying from a 26-point deficit for a 99-98 win on Dec. 28.Boston led by three entering the fourth and was up by the same margin early in the quarter before Houston used a 6-2 run to take a 96-95 lead with about 9 1/2 minutes left.Morris got to work after that, hitting consecutive 3s to put the Celtics back on top. Gordon got hot for Houston after that, hitting two 3-pointers in less than 30 seconds to power a 6-2 run that got Houston to 103-102 with about eight minutes remaining.But Morris scored five straight points after that to push Boston’s lead to 108-102 and prompt Houston coach Mike D’Antoni to call a timeout with about 6 1/2 minutes left.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland in 3-way battle for last 16

first_imgBrazil, Serbia and Switzerland will be involved in a three-way battle on Wednesday as they look to advance to the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018 from Group E.While Brazil and Switzerland, who are on four points each, hold the chance to advance on just a draw against Serbia and Costa Rica, respectively, Serbia will need to beat Brazil to reach the next stage.Brazil have struggled in their opening two group matches of the World Cup with their star player Neymar looking rusty, having just come out of an injury. In the absence of inspiration from Neymar, it is Philippe Coutinho who has stepped up as the saviour of the Samba boys.In both their matches against Switzerland and Costa Rica, it was Coutinho whose goals put Brazil is a solid situation.However, against Serbia, Brazil will need to improve.Luckily, the five-time champions head into their final group match against Serbia at Spartak Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday knowing a draw is enough to advance to the round of 16.Brazil opened the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, and then got two injury-time goals to pull out a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica.That second match was a rollercoaster, and Neymar finished it by dropping to his knees and sobbing on the field at the end. He has since defended the tears, which were of both relief and frustration, and insisted he is determined to lead Brazil to success at this year’s World Cup.But anything short of a strong outing against Serbia could put the squad on edge. Brazil have been disappointed with their play so far, and Neymar and Coutinho already have yellow cards.advertisementInjuries are also an issue. Douglas Costa, who came on after the break against Costa Rica and made Brazil play more aggressive, has a right thigh injury and won’t play. Willian could start instead.Paulinho has also not been his strong self and the midfielder could lose his place in the starting line-up.Brazil coach Tite didn’t offer many answers. His options include midfielders Fernandinho and Renato Augusto, but he could play strikers Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino together. If he went with that line-up, Coutinho would replace Paulinho.Brazil have also recently trained with defender Marquinhos as a right back because starter Danilo is injured and replacement Fagner has little international experience.TARGET MANCoutinho scored two of Brazil’s three goals in the tournament, while Neymar has only scored once.Over the last 10 matches, Coutinho has outplayed Neymar. The Barcelona midfielder has scored nine goals in the last 10 matches, more than Neymar’s five.Coutinho has also outscored Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah.SERBIAN MIRACLESerbian morale was affected by a 2-1 loss to Switzerland, and midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic knows the squad has a tough match against Brazil.”Yes, we definitely need a miracle. That is what can make us beat Brazil and get through to the next stage,” he said. “I always say that those that believe in miracles can make them happen. We are Serbian, nothing is impossible. With a bit of luck, we can produce a miracle.”Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their opening game, and Milinkovic-Savic said Brazil have shortcomings in their defense.”Costa Rica and Switzerland showed they could face Brazil,” Milinkovic-Savic said. “I believe that, too, and I believe that we will knock them down.”POLITICS ASIDE, SWITZERLAND LOOK TO PROGRESS IN WORLD CUP Switzerland will look to advance to last 16 after a political storm following their match against Serbia. (AP Photo)Don’t look for any political overtones or distractions when Switzerland go after a place in the knockout round of the World Cup in their match against Costa Rica.FIFA fined three Swiss players for making hand gestures to celebrate goals in the last match, a 2-1 win over Serbia. The actions seemed directed against the Balkan country with many Swiss players having ties to the former Serbian province of Kosovo.Swiss midfielder Valon Behrami said “of course we are happy that nobody was suspended.”Behrami has roots in Kosovo, but pushed the focus to Wednesday’s match.He said that that the issue “goes a little bit deeper,” but that it’s not appropriate to focus on politics at the moment.”We have to think about the main thing, which is playing football,” Behrami said.Switzerland will reach the round of 16 with at least a draw. Costa Rica were eliminated after losing their first two matches, which makes Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic wary at the match on the banks of the Volga in Nizhny Novgorod.advertisement”Mind you, this is not going to be an easy one,” Petkovic said. “This is a good quality opponent. Obviously they are a proud team and have nothing to lose and are potentially dangerous.”Petkovic and Behrami hammered over and over on the need to talk about football, not politics.”I know it’s very interesting for people to read such things,” he said. “But this should not be a time-waster for us. We really didn’t talk about it. We carried on talking about football.”Petkovic also defended the three players who made the gestures in the Serbia victory — Stephan Lichtsteiner, Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.Xhaka and Shaqiri made hand gestures of a two-headed eagle, an Albanian national symbol, after scoring second-half goals, and Lichtsteiner joined in the celebration.Xhaka and Shaqiri received a warning and a fine of 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,100) for unsporting behavior, in a judgement on Monday by FIFA’s disciplinary panel. Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was warned and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($5,050).The two goal scorers have ethnic Albanian heritage linked to Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008. Serbia doesn’t recognize that independence.”Football is rightly an emotional game, and it has to be,” Petkovic said. “What has happened has happened, and now and we have to be aware of things like that — and we have to learn from that.”(With AP inputs)last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid chief Butragueno: Our players are stupendous

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid chief Butragueno: Our players are stupendousby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno has defended the players after defeat to Real Sociedad.La Real shocked Madrid 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.Butragueno was asked about additions this month given their poor start to the year.But he insisted, “This squad has players with loads of talent and I think that it is a good day to reinforce that message. “They have won many titles. The Club World Cup isn’t nothing, three consecutive Champions Leagues. These players are stupendous.” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal appointing first loans manager

first_imgArsenal appointing first loans managerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal are appointing a first loans manager.The Sun says Arsenal will make football data analyst Ben Knapper their first loans manager from next month – in charge of starlets like Reiss Nelson.The Gunners are following a rising trend in the Premier League of appointing a supremo to oversee the rising number of players out on loan.Knapper is being promoted from his role as lead analyst after joining the Gunners from sports data and technology company Prozone in 2010.His main roles will be to decide which players to loan out and where. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoNew Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League club

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say New Nice owner Ratcliffe remains interested buying Premier League clubby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNew Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains interested in buying a Premier League club.It’s understood he looked at Newcastle and Chelsea this year – and he may return to buy a top flight club at a later date, says the Mirror.Those close to the man, who started life in a council house in Greater Manchester, insist they haven’t ruled out Ratcliffe ­making a Premier League impact one day.A business confidante said: “Jim was genuinely interested in buying a leading Premier League club. At the same time he wants value for money and after ­considering the cost involved and the ­necessary investment he chose Nice ahead of Premier League clubs he was in negotiations with.” last_img read more

Holocaust survivor shares story of healing with former Indian residential school students

first_imgAPTN National NewsA special guest speaker made a moving presentation on the resiliency of the human spirit at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s national event in Saskatoon.APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf has this story.last_img

Precedent mounting investigations of Ohio State football may bring stricter punishment for

Ohio State is far from the first school to be charged with NCAA infractions for violations committed by its football program. Other programs have had penalties ranging from small suspensions to the “death penalty,” but precedents set by NCAA cases could influence the organization’s final ruling on OSU. On Aug. 12, a group of university representatives, including interim coach Luke Fickell and former coach Jim Tressel, will travel to Indianapolis to make its case to the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. The NCAA’s Notice of Allegations, sent to OSU President E. Gordon Gee on April 21, detailed the charges brought against the university. In the report, the NCAA said Tressel failed to behave with “honesty and integrity,” and knowingly played ineligible players, including Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas and Mike Adams. The players are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. The report also revealed that OSU may be designated as a “repeat offender” because of coach Jim O’Brien and 2006 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith. O’Brien gave $6,000 to recruit’s mother, later forcing the Buckeyes to vacate their 2001 Final Four appearance and season wins. Repeat offenders generally receive harsher penalties. Absent from the report were the terms “lack of institutional control” and “failure to monitor,” which can indicate large-scale violations and equally large penalties. If the ongoing NCAA investigation uncovers a widespread problem within the program, “lack of institutional control” can still be applied to OSU. Sports Illustrated recently reported that OSU’s violations extended beyond the six players suspended next season. The report said as many as 28 players received improper benefits since 2002, including nine current players. Josephine Potuto, who has served on the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions since 2006, said the new allegations could lead to an extended investigation. “I would say, given what’s been reported in the papers and other media, I would guess there’s a chance the hearing won’t be held in August,” Potuto said. Potuto also said that, if the NCAA decided to investigate further, the hearing could be delayed. Michael Buckner, a lawyer who specializes in sports law, said the alleged violations eventually could lead to OSU being cited for “lack of institutional control.” “These are just new allegations,” Buckner said. “Although they have been published from reputable media organizations, the NCAA and OSU still must conduct their own investigation, interview witnesses, collect documents and verify those allegations before any time of institutional control allegations are added to the case.” In 2010, the USC football program was cited for “lack of institutional control” for violations primarily involving running back Reggie Bush. The program received a two-year postseason-bowl ban and faced reduction of 30 scholarships over three years. Chris Dufresne, who covers USC football for The Los Angeles Times, said there are similarities between the two cases. “What you have in common are two major power football universities where football is king and needs to be protected at all times,” Dufresne said. “But you have to wonder, ‘At what cost?’” Dufresne said whether OSU is cited for “lack of institutional control” depends on several factors. “It’s going to depend on whether it can be isolated to one person,” Dufresne said. “If it’s just Jim Tressel and no one else was really involved, then it’s on him. But it all depends on how much it bleeds into the rest of the administration.” One thing that may benefit OSU is that the university self-reported the violations in December, whereas USC denied any wrongdoing. “Ohio State initially did self-report this in December,” Dufresne said. “How they did it and how they perceived it and managed it is in question. … USC basically said they never did anything wrong.” Despite the self-reported violations, Dufresne said OSU still could face harsher penalties than USC because Tressel was a central figure in the violations. “Given what has been reported and what, I think, is being acknowledged, the head coach had players compete when they were ineligible,” Potuto said. “That’s a serious violation.” Dufresne said Tressel’s involvement probably will lead to a strict ruling. “My best guess is (the punishment) will be at least as severe as USC’s,” Dufresne said, “possibly more because (Tressel) was involved.” The most severe punishment the NCAA can issue is known commonly as the “death penalty.” If a program is issued the death penalty, it is banned from competing for one year. In 1987, the NCAA gave the Southern Methodist University football program the dreaded punishment. That remains the only time the NCAA has instituted the death penalty. Buckner said he doesn’t think OSU will share SMU’s fate. “With SMU, you have an entirely different situation,” he said. “You had boosters that were members of the Board of Directors that were directly involved. So, it started at the very top and went all the way down. It was definitely the textbook case of ‘lack of institutional control’ because the institution sanctioned that lack of control.” SMU was already serving a two-year bowl ban when it was discovered that players were being paid to play for the school. Dufresne said he doesn’t think the death penalty ever will be used again. “They’re never going to do that again,” Dufresne said. “I think they realized that they went way overboard with that because it basically put a program out of business for 25 years.” read more

Redshirt players making an impact for Ohio State

Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) blocks during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 in Minneapolis. OSU won, 31-24.Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorWhen Urban Meyer first came to Ohio State in late 2011, he made it clear that he was not a fan of redshirting players.Now, three years later, he might be changing his tone slightly.“Those days (of redshirting) are certainly here (but) if you are a good player, play ‘em,” Meyer said Tuesday during the Big Ten teleconference. “That is going to be our philosophy to continue moving forward.”The Buckeyes currently have 34 players on their roster that have been redshirted at least once.One of those players is OSU starting quarterback J.T. Barrett, along with three of the five starting offensive lineman.Redshirt-sophomore offensive lineman Pat Elflein said his redshirt year helped him get used to the college game.“It definitely benefitted me a lot,” he said Monday. “My freshman year, just being on scout team going against (Johnathan) Hankins and (John) Simon and transitioning to this level of play (helped a lot).”Specifically, Elflein said his time on the scout team and not being afraid to make mistakes were what made his redshirt year in 2012 so beneficial.“You can kind of just go out there and play (on scout team) and kind of get acclimated to this level of football and I got so much better doing that,” Elflein said. “It just transferred over to learning the offense after that and it all just came together.”For Elflein, it paid off as he made his first career start on a big stage in the 2013 Big Ten Championship game, when he said he thought he performed admirably.“We fell short last year, and that still hurts,” he said. “I played well that game, but we want to get back there and win the Big Ten.”Defensively, the Buckeyes currently have three redshirt players in the starting lineup, including redshirt-freshman cornerback Eli Apple, who was one of two players Meyer singled out when discussing the benefits of a year off.“(Redshirt-freshman linebacker) Darron Lee and Eli Apple are two guys off the top of my head … Will Eli Apple be here five years? No. My guess is if he continues to improve, that he may move on,” Meyer said.Lee is one of six players who has started each game on defense and is second on the team in tackles for loss for loss with 9.5.Apple, who has started all but one game this season, said watching from the sidelines last year was beneficial, adding that he learned a lot from veteran players at his position.“When I first got here, I definitely had my little struggles. I feel like that redshirt year really helped me a lot just watching guys like (Bradley) Roby, watching guys like (current senior) Doran (Grant), see how they handle their business and picking up stuff from them,” Apple said Monday. “When I came in this year, I really wanted to take an approach — take things serious, work on my technique, work on all aspects of my game and it has really helped out.”Already with two interceptions under his belt, Apple said that with each game comes more assurance in his abilities.“I feel like my confidence has grown after each game,” Apple said. “It’s just great being a starting corner, playing opposite of Doran Grant, somebody that just takes the game so serious. It’s one of those things where you have to raise your game up a notch every week because you got somebody like him who just goes so hard and has great preparation.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Murkowski Concerned About Border Policy

first_imgSen. Murkowski said that while they respect the goal of enforcing the law, she is uncomfortable with the consequence of children torn from their parents’ arms. Sen. Murkowski: “If we’re talking about young children here, young families and a forced separation for an indefinite period of time, I have concerns about it.”  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said that the policy, enacted in April, was put in place to bolster border patrol efforts and crack down on illegal immigration. The Trump administration announced a zero-tolerance border policy, where immigrants face criminal prosecution for unlawful border entry. Charging immigrants who improperly enter the U.S. with a crime has for many resulted in their children being taken away by the federal government and sent to government shelters. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said during a press conference on Thursday that she is ‘troubled’ by the practice of removing a child from their parent when caught crossing the border illegally.last_img read more

From Broadcaster to Teaching Teens to Broadcast

first_imgBy MARK F. GRAY, Special to the AFROIn the second act of an Emmy Award winning career former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens is working with high school students in Prince George’s County on a video project that is grooming a new generation of high school broadcast journalists by producing a weekly show.Through the lens of their peers, stories of P.G. County student-athletes are brought into focus weekly with the web based series “PG-13.” Viewers are taken behind the scenes while students are preparing for and competing in athletic events throughout the county.Former, WUSA TV-9 sports anchor Dave Owens. (Courtesy Photo)This marks the third consecutive year that Owens will advise students. The students are developing their own style of short form programming.These vignettes, between four and seven minutes long, allow the students to go in depth for more than just scores and highlights from the past week’s games.  Owens is developing the lost art of broadcast storytelling in students who are accustomed to fast pace shock value content on the Internet.“Our ability to produce longer form pieces allows viewers to see the depth and multi-dimensions of our subjects, giving them a deeper understanding and appreciation of their experiences,” Owens tells the AFRO.The show is a public private partnership between Owens’ company – Visionary Media Productions – and Prince George’s County Public Schools.  Last year they produced 25 episodes chronicling fall and winter sports.  The students produced 13 football episodes featuring Wise High School’s run at a perfect season. They also produced an episode on Eleanor Roosevelt’s tradition of excellence in class and in competition and the grassroots restart of the Bladensburg athletic program.  Production has already begun for 25 new episodes that will start being posted September 10.“I think these relationships will become more important for municipalities to take control of the narrative in their community in the future,” Owens said.  “There just aren’t as many resources at local TV stations as newsroom staffs continue to shrink with companies downsizing so it’s becoming more difficult for them to get out and find those good stories to tell these days.”High school and sports coverage have been hurt the most by corporate downsizing of local TV news operations.  Prince George’s County athletics has been virtually absent from television unless on the local community access or public school channels that few cable subscribers watch. Owens recognized that audiences who are engaged by this programming are getting their information via smartphones, tablets and computers in this new era of communication. This is why he established “PG-13” and focused on a digital distribution model.“I just felt like we had to meet the audience where it is these days,” Owens said.  “People are thirsty for this type of programming and this allows the audience to access it when they want to.”Owens settled on the name “PG-13” because he initially wanted to focus on the 13 most important stories in the Prince George’s County beyond high school sports.  However, with over 100,000 views over an entire production season, it has begun changing the perception of P.G. County’s school system through its local acclaim.“It’s not like we’re [HBO’s NFL] “Hard Knocks” but we know that people are watching and there’s value in our program,” said Owens.  “We’ve got to convince parents they don’t have to pay private schools for their kids to get a quality education.”last_img read more

Horticulture dept to kick off Bengal Mango Utsav today

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to showcase and sell the wide varieties of mango and various products prepared from them, the state Food Processing & Horticulture department is organising the three-day Bengal Mango Utsav at New Town Mela Grounds from Friday to Sunday.”Bengal, which is known for its wide variety of fruits and vegetables, produces around 400 varieties of mango and is one of the leading states in the production of table variety mangoes in the country, amounting to seven lakh metric tonnes. The three-day fair will also explore the possibilities of export to Middle East, Europe and South Asian Countries,” a senior official of the state Horticulture department said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsImporters from Middle East countries like Dubai, Kuwait and Oman are scheduled to turn up at the three-day event, examine the quality of mangoes and hold discussions about export.Apart from Himsagar, Langra and Lakshmanbhog variety of Malda, the department’s major thrust will be Amrapali, Mallika and Alphonso variety of Bankura, which has been receiving positive response from buyers and exporters alike.”We are also gearing up for the Mango Festival at Janpath in Delhi, that will be held from June 14 to 30. Mangoes from Malda and Bankura have been selected for the festival there,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIn the last few years, Bankura has made it to the map of producing quality and exportable variety of mangoes, alongside Malda.”We will be carrying two varieties – Mallika and Amrapali, to Delhi. 17 tonnes of mangoes from Bankura will be taken in a special trans-cooling van, provided by the state Horticulture department. The Amrapali variety is purely organic and had won the first prize in Delhi last year,” said Subhasis Batabyal, vice-chairman of West Bengal Agro Industries Corporation (WBAIC).Last year, 5 tonnes of mango was carried to the capital but later, in response to the huge demand, another 4tonnes of mango had to be dispatched.This year, under the jurisdictional area of the state, mangoes have grown on 4,000 hectares of land in Bankura, with 10 tonnes on average in each hectare.”Orders for export have already come from Middle East countries like Qatar and Dubai,” an official of WBAIC said.last_img read more

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