Month: November 2019

first_imgRead Next Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village But more than the numbers, what the 23-year-old cherishes the most were the learnings he had from coach Eric Altamirano.“I’ve really learned a lot from this Flying V team. I’m very thankful for the management, to our bosses, and to coach Eric — especially coach Eric because I learned a lot from his system. He really helped me a lot to be prepared for the PBA,” he said.As he braces for bigger challenges ahead, Teng shared that he’s taking this time to hone his craft as he raises the possibility of making the leap and joining the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.“The time I have right now, I’ll work with my individual skills. I consistently work on my outside shooting and continue improving my basic skills. I need to do that so that I’ll be more prepared when I come to the PBA,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Teng, the leading contender for the Conference MVP award, rued what could have been a dream run for Flying V as it already reached great heights after being only the fourth team to sweep the eliminations.“It’s unfortunate. We knew we could’ve achieved more. But we just don’t know what happened. But that’s basketball and those things happen and we just have to learn from it,” he said.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 shutoutThe failed championship campaign, though, does not diminish what Teng has achieved with the Thunder.Averaging a league-best 22.15 points, 6.85 rebounds, and 5.77 assists, Teng had a blast in one conference stay with Flying, recording the most triple-doubles in league history with three. JRU gets first streak, clobbers St. Benilde by 28center_img MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Jeron Teng. PBA IMAGESIt may have been a tough pill to swallow, but Jeron Teng acknowledged Centro Escolar University came out the better team against Flying V in their semifinals series.“I think they hit big shots in the late game. We also had open shots, but we just didn’t make it. It happens,” he said after the Thunder’s stunning exit in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a 72-67 Game 3 defeat to the Scorpions on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgView comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:18We’ll back Duterte, but we won’t be lapdogs – Dela Rosa04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “We just didn’t want to leave our fate in the hands of other teams,” said coach Vergel Meneses as the Bombers entered the Final Four for the fifth time in seven seasons.Tey Teodoro finished with 19 points, before limping off in the last two minutes due to an ankle injury, while Jed Mendoza added 10 points, including a couple of key baskets in the final period that helped put away the Cardinals.The Chiefs refused to let up in the final period even after losing top playmaker Kent Salado due to a knee injury midway in the last quarter.Salado fired 22 points, before leaving the game.“With what happened today, I need to play for us to have a chance in the Final Four,” said Salado.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jose Rizal U punched its ticket to the Final Four, while Arellano lived to fight another day as the NCAA Season 93 playoff race took another twist on Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.In cruise control for most of the game, the Heavy Bombers avoided complications with a narrow 62-58 victory over the Mapua Cardinals, leaving Letran, Arellano, San Sebastian and Emilio Aguinaldo College to fight it out for the remaining Final Four berth.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES The win improved the Bombers’ record to 11-6, assuring them of third spot at the end of the elimination round.But the Chiefs blew the race for the remaining Final Four spot open after turning back the San Sebastian Stags, 85-79, in the second game.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 shutoutWhile Letran still has the inside track for the last postseason berth with an 8-8 record, Arellano’s win forged a tie at fifth spot with San Sebastian at 7-9.Emilio Aguinaldo College remains in contention with a 6-10 record, but the Generals have to win their remaining games while hoping that no other contender goes beyond nine wins. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NU targets perfect tourney BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients last_img read more

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters 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 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Lastly, Irving, the dazzling Boston Celtics guard, can be found over at the YCL Covered Court in Quezon City. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES The Hyper Court app, which is powered by Google, features exclusive basketball content without the use of data. Through the app, Filipino hoopers instantly get their hands on videos of training routines.Nike on Friday also officially unveiled the five new-look basketball courts where players can get free content via Hyper Court.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 shutoutREAD: LOOK: LeBron shouts out PH fans for sprawling mural in TaguigEach court features image of basketball superstars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving in stunning color. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Arturo Torres, a Dallas-based illustrator, created the artworks that can be found across four cities in Metro Manila.The Titan Love Court in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig now shows a mural of James doing his signature dunk.DCIM100MEDIADJI_0105.JPGAt the nearby Ususan  Court also in Taguig is where Torres’ masterpiece of Bryant is laid out.In Makati at Comembo Covered Court lies an artwork of Durant while the design featuring his former teammate and reigning NBA MVP Westbrook brings the Scarlet Homes Covered Court in Parañaque to life. ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Ballers in Metro Manila can now easily access training drills to to raise their game to new heights with the Hyper court, a virtual basketball training tool.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLouie Sangalang, the Philippines’ first and only representative to the 2018 North Pole Marathon. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netA mixed martial artist, boxer, triathlete and marathoner, there aren’t a lot of things Louie Sangalang can’t do—and overcome having survived cancer in his 20s.And in less than two months, Sangalang will be facing his latest challenge, which is something familiar and foreign at the same time.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “There is a possibility that you might encounter polar bears. So it’s not only about the cold temperatures and sadness, there is also fear that something might chase or eat you.”Preparing for an extraordinary race requires unusual training methods and a special team, which Sangalang has.His camp is led by his coach Ige Lopez and Romi Garduce, the country’s top mountaineer most known for being the first and only Filipino to date to complete the “Seven Summits” climb in 2012.The 40-year-old Sangalang said there are three phases to his training. First puts premium on his conditioning, second is to help him familiarize with the different weather conditions before culminating with acclimatizing to the sub-zero temperatures.Being in a natural environment that would replicate or at least come close to the cold in the North Pole, Sangalang said creating a makeshift space to simulate what the actual feel would be like during the race is the next best thing.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “What we’re looking at is actually an industrial freezer then we’ll put a treadmill inside so that I can start running there and maybe simulate the wind by putting in fans so that’s what we envision that facility to be,” he said.Winning the race would be the ideal outcome for Sangalang, but up against some of the world’s best runners, the only promise he could make was to be among the finishers.“Runners don’t usually predict their race times or race finishes but what I can guarantee is that I’m gonna finish this, definitely I’m gonna finish this,” he said. “For me, it’s not important if I finish first. Ideally, I want to finish first but it’s not really an issue of who finishes first. I’m racing for the Philippines so as long as I finish it, I think I’ve done justice to FWD and the Filipino people.”Garduce exudes the same confidence as Sangalang, whom he believes has what it takes to get the job done regardless of adversities that may come.“Number one factor is mental. And I’m not worried about that because this guy is very tough,” Garduce said. “I can’t imagine myself being able to overcome what he went through as a cancer survivor so definitely, his mental strength is already there.”“For me, what he only needs to prepare for is the technical aspect which is understanding winter survival skills, but the mental aspect which is really key in completing this marathon is already with him I’m not too worried about that. He can do it.”Sangalang, who is overwhelmed with excitement over a once in a lifetime opportunity, leaves for Norway, which is about a three-hour flight from the North Pole, on March 30.“I feel excited. I feel very much honored that I was given this opportunity to run the North Pole Marathon,” he said. “I hope that I can carry the dreams of the Filipinos with me especially that I’ve never been to a cold country wherein there’s snow, so this is my first time to see snow and I’m very excited.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers LATEST STORIES 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting View comments MOST READ Sangalang is the only Filipino participating in the North Pole Marathon set on April 9.“I consider this not just my most challenging race but the most challening event to date in my life,” Sangalang, who also practices Muay Thai and jiujitsu, said during the media launch of FWD Life Philippines’ “Blaze a Trail in the Arctic” campaign on Tuesday. “It’s one thing to run a marathon and it’s another thing to run it in below freezing temperatures.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTemperatures are expected to hit minus 30 to 40 degrees Celsius during the race and yet, the extreme weather condition is not the only thing Sangalang needs to prepare himself for.The snowy terrain is another, which he had hoped to have simulated when he competed in a trail run along the sandy area of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte recently. Last but not the least of Sangalang’s concerns is a potential polar bear attack. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA PLAY LIST 01:37PNP vows dismissal for cadets in alleged hazing at PNPA00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 No excuses for Perez, Zark’s-Lyceum after 2nd losslast_img read more

first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Perasol praised UP’s resolve as it crawled back from a 19-5 deficit in the first quarter.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started with our defense,” he said.However, the Fighting Maroons almost squandered the victory as they lost hold of a 58-55 edge after a Jun Manzo layup with 24.4 ticks on the clock.Munsayac drove for a layup, followed by a steal and a fastbreak from Juju Bautista to push EAC up, 59-58 with 12.7 seconds remaining.That, however, was answered right back by Dario on the other end for the game-winner.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Filoil: San Beda charges to 1st win with Lyceum rout For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Generals still had a chance to force overtime, but Francis Munsayac flubbed a jumper as the buzzer sounded.“It was a lucky shot by Diego,” said coach Bo Perasol of the shot. “I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingDario finished with 14 points on a 4-of-8 sniping from threes, while Paul Desiderio led the Fighting Maroons with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two assists as the Diliman crew racked their third straight win.Juan Gomez de Liaño chipped in nine points, eight boards, and three dimes in the victory. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jerome Garcia led the Generals (1-3) with 11 points, seven rebounds, and three assists, while Munsayac had 11 markers, four boards, and two dimes.The Scores:UP 61 – Desiderio 18, Dario 14, Gomez de Liaño 9, Lim 6, Manzo 5, Vito 5, Quattara 4, Webb 1, Ricafort 0, Harris 0, Prado 0, Romero 0.EAC 59 – Garcia 11, Munsayac 11, Onwubere 10, Laminou 8, Guzman 6, Bautista 5, Diego 4, Pascua 2, Gonzales 2, J. Mendoza 0, I. Mendoza 0, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 6-19, 24-29, 41-39, 61-59. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDiego Dario banked the go-ahead three from the top of the arc to rescue University of the Philippines from the clutches of Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59, for its third win in the 2017 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup Wednesday Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year guard took the spotlight in the frantic finish as he rose for the game-winner against the trailing defense of Sidney Onwubere with 7.7 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes MOST READ More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgPalace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Oping Sumalinog. PBA IMAGESLearning from the likes of Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo, Oping Sumalinog wants to impart the knowledge he gained in the two years he spent with TNT KaTropa in his stint with Cignal HD in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“It was a huge learning experience for me even though I was just a practice player there for two years,” he said in Filipino. “Not many people see me work every day, but I take my job personally and I really love basketball. Day-in and day-out, that’s what I do, so as much as possible, I really wanted to learn from veterans like Jayson.”ADVERTISEMENT That’s why Sumalinog didn’t hesitate to take responsibility for the Hawkeyes’ 86-84 loss to Flying V last Thursday, where the squad lost hold of an eight-point lead in the last four minutes.“I own what happened to us against Flying V. I felt I didn’t contribute as much which is why we lost. I look at it as a wake-up call because this is a D-League and there’s a lot of good players and teams here. We can’t take anyone for granted,” he said.With Cignal back on the winning track, Sumalinog is optimistic that this good run will continue in the games to come, which in turn, could help the younger players boost their draft stocks while also pushing the veterans to get closer to another crack in the PBA.“I’m grabbing every opportunity that I get. I know different players have different stories. There are players who go to the path that I took, who became practice players to PBA teams. I know it’s an unconventional path, but I learned there that you really have to work hard for everything. You need to have the patience. I know my time will come, so hopefully, we’ll be able to sustain the way we play,” he said.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img On Thursday, Sumalinog showed that he’s more than just a defensive stopper, going 3-of-3 from beyond the arc to lead the Hawkeyes with 15 points in their 89-63 win over Tanduay.“He’s been practicing his three-point shots,” said coach Boyet Fernandez of the former Ateneo Blue Eagle. “Oping always comes in early to take some extra shots. I’m happy that he made his shots today. Oping is one of my stoppers so if gets those points, it’s just a plus for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingAs an ex-pro, all the 6-foot-2 Sumalinog wants is to display his veteran know-hows with Cignal, noting that his leadership is one of the reasons why Fernandez signed him up for the conference.“I want to contribute, especially I’m one of the veterans here. I also want to show leadership to the younger teammates I have who are eyeing to be drafted. I want to share to them what I learned in the PBA,” he said. MOST READ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Roach doesn’t mind who Pacquiao faces nextlast_img read more

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: US swimmers made up Rio robbery, vandalized gas station—policeLochte was banned from swimming for 10 months — a suspension that ends on June 30.During his suspension he has competed in a meet not sanctioned by USA Swimming and says he plans to try to make the 2020 Olympic team.The 12-time Olympic medalist will turn 36 during the Tokyo Games.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshooting Brownlee still looking to elevate intensity of his game MOST READ Ryan Lochte. AP FILE PHOTOLOS ANGELES—US swimmer Ryan Lochte has revealed he considered suicide after the drunken escapade at the Rio Olympics which triggered an international scandal.“After Rio, I was probably the most hated person in the world,” Lochte told ESPN.com. “There were a couple of points where I was crying, thinking, ‘If I go to bed and never wake up, fine.’”ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Asked if that meant he considered killing himself, Lochte nodded and added: “I was about to hang up my entire life.”Lochte has spoken previously of the depression that followed the scandal, in which he said he and two US swimming teammates had been mugged at gunpoint at gas station.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: Ryan Lochte, 3 other US swimmers robbed by armed men in RioBrazilian police determined he had largely fabricated the story, and Brazilian authorities were furious.center_img Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIn the end, coach Chot Reyes picked Jio Jalalon as the Star representative for Gilas Pilipinas.The outspoken mentor decided to pick Jalalon over Allein Maliksi for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup roster but was asked to leave the lanky shooter out of the Southeast Asian Games rosters.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes MOST READ Norwood excited to ‘have the flag back on my chest’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img View comments The return of Gabe Norwood, meanwhile, helped Reyes seal the decision to pick the young guard for the continental meet.“For Fiba Asia, we had to make a decision between him and Jio. And we felt we needed Jio more especially since we’re getting Gabe Norwood in anyway.”Gilas Pilipinas will play in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon from August 8 to 20, while the 2017 Sea Games will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from August 19 to 30.With Maliksi out of the question, the former UST gunner will be focused on the Hotshots’ campaign in the ongoing 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, with the team set to play three games for the duration of the tournaments.Star will play San Miguel on August 4, Phoenix on August 23, and Rain or Shine on August 27.ADVERTISEMENT Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ This despite the PBA’s Board of Governors agreeing to lend veteran players to the national team.“We had to make a decision,” said Reyes after the team’s Thursday evening practice at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We wanted to put (Maliksi) in the Sea Games lineup, but we were asked not to put him in there first,” he added, without going into details on who he was pertaining to.Without Maliksi in the roster, most of Gilas’ outside shooting will now be vested on guards Jayson Castro and Terrence Romeo, as well as gunners Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy.last_img read more

first_imgPliskova sweeps into Cincinnati semis, Nadal comes up short He wore black ribbons during an earlier match in tribute to the victims of twin vehicle ramming attacks in Spain that left 14 dead. A driver plowed his van through crowds on Barcelona’s busy Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday, and early Friday a car struck pedestrians in the Catalan seaside resort of Cambrils.“What happened is terrible. Everybody is destroyed in Spain, including, of course, me,” Nadal said Friday. “Yeah, it’s a tragedy, the feeling that you are not safe in nowhere. That’s terrible. So just very sad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’m very, very sorry about what happened to all the victims, all the families, friends. Yeah, all my support. It’s the moment to be together like a country and all the being together, we go for these kind of things.”READ: Terror hits Spain; 14 dead MOST READ AUGUST 18: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain during Day 7 of the Western and Southern Open at the Linder Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2017 in Mason, Ohio.AFP/GETTY IMAGESCINCINNATI—Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains “destroyed” by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.Nadal was upset by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a Friday quarter-final at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters, the last major tune-up for the US Open.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Spanish rival Albert Ramos-Vinolas and Wimbledon women’s champion Garbine Muguruza also wore black ribbons.“All my support to Barcelona and especially to the people that are suffering a lot, for all the families of the victims,” Nadal said. “Just keep going and sorry for everything.”Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, won his 10th French Open title in June and enters the year’s final Grand Slam event, which starts August 28 in New York, thrilled at being back atop the rankings after knee injuries and setbacks since he was last number one back in July 2014.“Amazing, positive news,” Nadal said. “Being number one after all the things I’ve been going through the last couple of years is something unbelievable, so for me it’s an amazing achievement to be back to that position.“I’m very happy for that and in the last most important event of the season, I need to show why I am in that position now.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIEScenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “So I’m going to work hard to show myself why I’m there. I’m going to try my best to play at the highest level possible in New York.”Nadal plans to rest through the weekend, then resume workouts for the final week before the Flushing Meadows fortnight begins.“I think I am practicing well. I’m going to give my best during this week of practice,” Nadal said. “I hope to be ready for New York.“I believe that I did things well enough during the whole year to be ready to compete at the highest level of New York, so I’m looking forward to it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum preserved its immaculate record in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 94-92 stunner over Arellano Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates finished the game on a blistering 20-5 run that overhauled a 13-point disadvantage in the fourth quarter as they sealed their 12th win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against Triple G NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Arellano slipped to 4-7, making its battle for a Final Four spot even tougher. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Down 87-74, Lyceum went on a 14-0 run capped off by a bucket from CJ Perez to regain the lead, 88-87, with a little over two minutes to go.“Hopefully it’s a challenge or a wake up call for us that we have to keep on playing until the final buzzer sounds,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson of the close call. “It’s going to be hard along the way but hopefully this game would turn us really into a great team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Chiefs retaliated to get back on top, 91-88, but that was the last they would get the lead as the Pirates took over for good with 7.4 seconds left.Kent Salado still had the chance to tie the game but he missed one of his free throws with 6.5 ticks left. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

first_imgIt was a treat of ‘Dhokla’, ‘samosa’ and ‘pineapple halwa’ for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles when they met President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan.Prince Charles and his wife Duchess of Cornwall Bowles spent time with the President in her study who apprised the VIP couple about various projects including the “Roshni” under which eco-friendly measures like using solar energy to electrify the Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said.They later took a stroll in the Mughal Garden and spent some time near the musical fountain where the couple showed their keenness in Ayurveda medicine.The Duchess of Cornwall also shared her experience at Bangalore with the President.The President told the visiting couple, who are here in connection with the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games on Sunday, that there was a scope of surgery in Ayurveda for various ailments.They were later served with various Indian delicacies including Dhokla, Pineapple Halwa, fish finger, aloo-mattar ke samose.Prince Charles was very happy to eat Dhokla and pineapple halwa, a dish introduced in Rashtrapati Bhavan by the President herself.”Prince Charles and his wife informed the President that they loved to have vegetarian dishes,” an official said.The visiting VIP couple will be visiting other parts of the country including Jodhpur and Amritsar.Canada express serious concern about opening ceremonyCanada expressed serious concerns about their athltes’s “well-being being compromised” due to heat factor and logistic issues during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and said the matter has been taken up at the level of CGF President Mike Fennell.advertisementCommonwealth Games Canada President Andrew Pipe told PTI that he and the officials here would not do anything which could affect the “well being” of the athletes though he said “as of now” his country would take part in the opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.”We are concerned of how long our athletes will be out of the Games Village, how long they will stand during the ceremony under this (high) temperature, what are the arrangements for food, drinks and public conveniences to be provided on them. These are very fundamental issues though it happened in every opening ceremony of any big sporting event,” he said.”We are also concerned that the shelter for so many athletes taking part in the ceremony before and after the march past ceremony is small as far as we gather. We have raised all these questions during the chefs de missions meeting today. Other countries, including England and Australia, have also raised the issue.”CGF chief Fennell has assured us that the issues will be sorted out by today itself. The Organising Committee has also assured us the matter will be sorted out,” he added.Pipe, however, denied that the Canadian contingent would not participate in the opening ceremony as has been reported in the British media.”As of now we are taking part in the opening ceremony. We don’t want to do anything which will bring peril to the Commonwealth Games as we consider Commonwealth Games as part of our sporting culture as Canada were among those countries which gave the idea of these Games and we hosted the first edition in Hamilton in 1930.”But at the same time the well being of the athletes are paramount and that cannot be compromised,” he added. Canada were one of the vocal critics over the “unlivable” conditions at the Athletes’ Village of the crisis-hit Games and Pope said the pressure by some countries had “influenced” the urgency shown by the Indian authorities in cleaning up the residential blocks and now the living condition in the Village is what it should be.”The pressure paid off. It influenced the urgency among the Indian politicians and the Organising Committee. We had been telling the CGF that there were some areas of concern and it was fortunate that lots of things have been left for the eleventh hour.”Having said that I am sure the Games will turn out out to be successful. At the end of the day, the Canadians will have happy memories of these Games in terms of the facilities, the people of India and the medals won by our athletes,” he said. .   Pipe said Commonwealth Games Canada would not have sent the athletes had the cleanliness issue of the Games Village had not been addressed by the Indian authorities.”We want to play a prominent role in the success of any Commonwealth Games but we could not compromise on the comfort of the athletes who, after all, are the focus of any Games.advertisement”Want cricket-like rivalry with India in CWG”Cricketing contest between India and Australia is considered to be the greatest rivalry after Ashes and the Aussie chef-de-mission wants to enjoy that kind of cut-throat competition at the Commonwealth Games.Steve Moneghetti, who is at the Games Village with the Australian contingent, said it would be interesting to watch Indians taking on Australians in various CWG disciplines such as hockey and shooting in the October 3-14 mega-event.”India and Australia cricket teams are always charged up. I hope other sports (CWG disciplines) also witness the same rivalry. We are very strong in swimming, shooting, hockey, netball, weightlifting and gymnastics. Last time, Indian shooters reigned supreme at Melbourne and this time we, the Australians, for sure (will dominate),” Moneghetti said on the sidelines of his country’s flag hoisting ceremony at Games Village.Asked whether Commonwealth Games will take the limelight away from the ongoing India-Australia series, he said, “May be, but with CWG being such a big event we are here to share the limelight.”The chef-de-mission hoped that the Australian contingent would be able to win over 200 medals in the Games.Games a great challenge but we are up to the task: Delhi PoliceMounting unprecedented security, Delhi Police expressed confidence of a trouble-free Commonwealth Games and asserted that security norms will be applicable to everyone without any discrimination.With “no stone left unturned” to secure Delhi, thousands of armed personnel have been deployed across 41 Games related infrastructure, including 12 competition venues, while Indian Air Force will provide air cover to thwart any terror attack like the 9/11 strikes in the US.”This is the security arrangement which has been laid down after considerable thought, re-thought, examination and re-examination looking for loopholes. It is a multi-layered, multi-dimensional arrangement,” Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal said.Noting that it was a “moment of great challenge” to ensure security for the event, Dadwal told a press conference, “We have a higher security matrix for the Games compared to other events held in the city.”He said there were no specific inputs about any terrorist attack on the Games but the police were keeping a strict vigil over the city.Dadwal said guidelines have been issued on security and the restrictions mentioned in the plan will be strictly followed.Avoid negative publicity, Games will be successful: DikshitCommonwealth Games Organising Committee member and Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit on Saturday asked people to avoid negative publicity and extend support to make the October 3-14 mega-event successful.”There have been a lot of negative publicity which needs to be avoided. People should not keep finding faults and criticizing, instead they should support the administration to make the event successful,” Sandeep, son of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, told PTI.last_img read more

first_imgHe has an Indian connection but England’s number one shuttler Rajiv Ouseph says that would not come on his way if he takes on the hosts during the mixed team event of the Commonwealth Games here.Rajiv, whose family hails from Thrissur in Kerala, is excited to play his first multi-disciplinary event in India and said he would love to play the hosts in the finals though it would be difficult to play them in their home turf.”It is nice to play my first Commonwealth Games or for that matter my first multi-disciplinary tournament here in India. I know I have an Indian connection and it would be strange playing against India in India, who are one of the toughest opponents,” said Rajiv.”But I would love to play against them in the finals and will hopefully beat them,” added the 24-year-old, who has been the national champion for the last three years.Asked about his toughest opponents in the singles, Rajiv said India’s P Kashyap and Malaysia’s Muhammad Hafiz would be tough competitors, besides the top seed Lee Chong Wei.”Hafiz and Kashyap will be tough to beat. Also Lee Chong Wei, I lost to him in the last-16 in the World Championship this year,” said the strapping lad, currently at career-best 16 in the world ranking.He achieved the world number 18 rank after winning the US Open men’s singles title and winning the bronze medal in the same category in the 2010 European Badminton Championships in Manchester.In 2009, he won the Canadian Open, French Open, Scottish Open, Irish Open and also went on to clinch the 2009 European Circuit Finals.advertisementRajiv’s mother, Asha Joseph is a civil servant in England and father is an engineer but Rajiv found himself drawn to badminton at the age of eight.”I started playing badminton when I was probably of eight years and ever since have been playing. I didn’t go to university,” said Rajiv, who became the first Englishman to win the European Junior Championship in 20 years five years ago.In the Junior English National circuit he has won all the singles titles from the ages of U-13 to U-19. In the European arena he has won the U-19 Danish titles in singles and mixed doubles and the German Junior title in singles.His father’s ancestral home is still in Kerala. Rajiv said he had last visited his roots three years back and won’t get a chance to visit this time because of his sporting commitments.”I have been there four-five times. The last was three years back and this time also, I won’t be able to squeeze in time to go there as I have a number of tournaments coming up in the next couple of months,” said Rajiv.- With PTI Inputslast_img read more

first_imgCBI headquarters in Delhi.Widening the spectrum of its investigation in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has brought under scanner 35 consultants who were hired by the organising committee (OC) for various services, but they hardly did any work. The CBI documents in possession of Headlines Today reveal these high profile names, including that of former junior foreign minister Shashi Tharoor, who charged hefty fees to do nothing. In all, the OC spent a whopping Rs 50.8 lakh per month on these white elephants with fancy designations. The list is topped by Tharoor who was paid Rs 13.5 lakh ($30,000). Others include catering consultant Ajay Grover who was paid Rs 2 lakh, hospitality advisor Vikram Kaul and ticketing advisor Mohan Phadke who were paid Rs 1.4 lakh each and communication consultant Rajeev Desai was paid Rs 1 lakh. Headlines Today was the first to report how Tharoor was hired to influence international communities to ensure successful staging of the CWG. As the OC consultant (community engagement), his job involved filing monthly reports, which he never did. As per the CBI report, his total working days were 12. Tharoor, however, issued a statement denying the allegations. “My association with the CWG as a consultant relates to a different phase of my life, when I was a private citizen with No relationship to the government, an independent consultant working out of New York, quite legally supporting the CWG for which I was officially, formally and legally paid,” Tharoor said. “The consultancy services were rendered between September 2008 and January 2009. In other words the services relate to a period well before I entered public life. The consultancy fee charged was a token sum, and the total sum paid ($30,000 less taxes) was far below the fee that I used to command even just to make a single speech,” he added. The CBI is still trying to establish the exact amount involved in the scam, as it was yet to ascertain the amount spent on these consultants as their perks. The agency estimates that the amount could run into crores of rupees. The CBI is now likely to question these people. Sources said the agency was even looking at the possibility of lodging a fresh FIR in the case.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFalling off the map–if you have ever fancied this idea, Lakshadweep is where you could actually live it. A cluster of islands off the Indian mainland, it still remains an enigma for most Indian tourists. And most of them have seen the islands only in pictures: white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, driftwood scattered on sands, living coral reefs, skies azure and starlit nights. Whatever be your notions of a tropical paradise, Lakshadweep lives up to it all.Lakshadweep experiences sultry, scorching summers and lashing rains during monsoon. Winter really is the best time to be here. Quite obviously, winter by the sea is not about the so-called ‘nip in the air’. It is all about sunny days, clear skies, crisp, salty breeze (minus the humidity, thankfully), pleasant evenings and nights. There cannot be a better escape from the chills of the mountains up north and the best part is that you can still find uninhabited islands to live your tropical dream.Viringli is one such island. It has no inhabitants and is ideal for anyone who wants to be immersed in solitude. Viringli is a bit of a contrast to Bangaram, perhaps the most familiar name when it comes to tourism in Lakshadweep. Bangaram has no local inhabitation. It has carved a niche for itself in the world of adventure sports. Enthusiasts flock here for a stint of scuba diving and we all know that there cannot be a better way of exploring life under the water surface. Bangaram also has luxury accommodation and enjoys a brief but busy tourist peak season.Places such as Viringli offer the ideal escape when you want to get away from it all. Make a day trip to this island, walk around the island till you are hungry, carry a fishing rod if you are in the mood for some barbecue or just pack a picnic hamper. You can live every Robinson Crusoe moment here, before you call it a day. Bitra is another such island. With a population of only 257, it is like an extended joint family. Bitra’s location, too, is interesting. It is the last point of the northern group of islands of Lakshadweep. The people here are warm, hospitable…. Even if you forget your duffel bag, you will never go hungry in Bitra. From homemade fish curry to the humble rotis, the inhabitants will share everything from their kitchen with the visitor. There is not much to do here so you are free to make your own agenda. You can go swimming; laze on a hammock that you have to bring along; huddle with the villagers around a bonfire and later sleep under the stars at night. Can anything be more soul-satisfying?Lakshadweep shares a unique bond with Kerala. The food habits are similar–the use of coconut is liberal, to say the least. We speak the same language in most islands. In fact most of our forefathers came from Kerala. Minicoy, however, is quite different from the rest of Lakshadweep in this regard. Only 53 nautical miles from the Maldives, Minicoy is an island where the British had built a lighthouse that stands tall even today. It also has tuna processing and canning factories. People in Minicoy speak Dhivehi, the Maldivian language. It also has a unique village system whereby each village elects both a male and a female representative. The lava dance from Minicoy is a popular attraction. It is a vigorous form of dance and is performed to the beats of drums. The costumes, too, are colourful. Anyone interested in local culture should not skip Minicoy. It is indeed a good place to study the culture of the islands.You cannot also miss Agatti, the only island in Lakshadweep to have an airstrip. It has air connections through the week. Agatti again has lovely beaches with some of the best swimming stretches in Lakshadweep. You can also fish in the sparkling blue lagoon and barbecue your own catch for dinner. A wonderful way to while away your time is to just lie on the beach and watch the flights land…. It seems that the aircraft is landing straight on the ocean.Life in Lakshadweep has a pace of its own. It’s unhurried, easy and relaxing, especially when you are here after months of backbreaking work. You cannot expect the pleasures of cosmopolitan cities here. Simplicity is the key word and it applies to everything from the people to the food. Local flavours in Lakshadweep are also quite humble. You will find the avial here as well as tasty coconut and jaggery laddoos, which make for a good snack. People eat a lot of fish, especially tuna. The fish is marinated for hours in chilli paste and then either smoked or barbecued or even fried. They also make biryani on Eid; the taste is distinctly Malabari. The tuna pickle is quite a popular mealtime accompaniment. Chunks of tuna soaked in oil and spices can make the most mundane meal interesting. Fact fileStayBangaram Island Resort: This is luxury at its best in Lakshadweep. The beach huts with tiled roofs augment the scenic beauty of Bangaram. For more privacy there are the villas, which are also more spacious. The resort also has the only bar in Lakshadweep. Tel: (0484) 266 8221; www.cghearth.comEatA combination of lagoon fish and tuna is a popular local dish called the Maas. The tuna is dried and mixed with freshwater fish. Then, the paste is boiled with rice, herbs and some spices. You will find it at any local restaurant.ShopCoir products such as interesting lampshades, carpets and mats are available with every local artisan.SeeKalpeni: This island has the largest lagoon in Lakshadweep. The shallow yet sparkling lagoon is ideal for watersports. A huge storm bank of coral debris along the shoreline is yet another attraction of this secluded island.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAfter winning the bronze medal, India’s most successful boxer in history M.C. Mary Kom is now basking in the glory of an Olympic medal.Since winning the medal in the 51kg category, Mary has been even busier then before. There’s no more training schedules to adhere to or boxing strategy lessons to undertake. Right now Mary Kom is busy just fulfilling media engagements and going from one felicitation to another.”Mary is very busy right now. She has an interview lined up at the athletes village with the IOC team and another one straight after that with the AIBA team, not to mention the various requests from other media teams from around the world” informs her husband Onler Kom.Special coverage of London Olympics 2012This is the first time that women’s boxing has found a place in the Olympic Games and that has meant there is great interest in the boxers, particularly the medal winners. And in Mary’s case, it’s not just the Indian media, but others from England and South America want to interview her.Mary and her family (her mother and husband are with her in London) are also being felicitated by various people in London. On Saturday afternoon, the European Manipuri Association hosted a special meet and greet session for their hero at one of London’s historic pubs in Central London.Many turned up to see their hero in person and also to show their gratitude to Mary Kom for putting Manipur on the world map.advertisement”I have travelled all the way from Germany. In fact, I have driven down from Germany, after organising this event” Somorendro Khangembam, the general secretary of the European Manipur Association told Headlines Today.Mary was also in her elements at the event, as she freely mingled and interacted with members of the Manipuri association. And joining her for company was another rising talent from Manipur, Devendro. The youngster put up a stellar show to reach the quarter-finals in his first Olympics. “I’m determined to go for the gold in four years time” Devendro said when an enthusiastic fan asked him about his future plans.As for Mary Kom, this is something she needs to get used to. For the felicitations are just starting and there will be another round of them once she lands in India in a few days time.last_img read more

first_imgTemper those expectations, though.“We are strong, yes, but just on paper,” Austria told the Inquirer. “With Romeo, with his kind of talent, it will further improve the capability of the team to win [championships]. But everything remains to be seen; we have to see how he can adapt to our system.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“But with his basketball intelligence, he’ll get there.”The only question remaining is: When? LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leo Austria knows he now has the most talented local core in the PBA when San Miguel Beer took in Terrence Romeo a couple of weeks back.And with the Beermen seeking to extend their unprecedented reign in the PBA Philippine Cup to five years, Austria has also felt the pressure to succeed swelling.ADVERTISEMENT View comments San Miguel will have a one-day team building in Tagaytay on Sunday, and Christian Standhardinger is also set to join them in practice the day before, but Austria believes that he can have things in order even with the short time to prepare.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Pacquiao grunts, Mayweather counts TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more

first_imgTech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale,Tech Mahindra ventures into the field of higher education with the launch of a premier engineering institute in Hyderabad.Tech Mahindra, part of the Mahindra Group, will enter the higher education sector from this year with a premier engineering institution by signing a three-way collaboration involving the Mahindra Group, Ecole Centrale Paris, a 185-year-old prestigious institute of higher education and research dedicated to engineering, and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC), spread across a sprawling expanse of 130 acres, aims to train engineers to become innovative entrepreneurs. “Quality engineering education is the single most powerful intervention that the industry requires right now to bridge the gap between demand and supply. Considering the high percentage of un-employability in engineering graduates that persists in India today as a result of this gap, we need institutes which work on the Industry-Academia relationship model.Mahindra Ecole Centrale (MEC) would lead this effort,” says Professor Sanjay Dhande, Founder Director, MEC. Getting Creative MEC will offer specialisations in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering. MEC also plans to add a course on creative sciences along with the routine engineering schedule to provide a liberal arts angle to an otherwise rigid engineering academic framework. Creative sciences would be included in the schedule by introducing students to the craft of filmmaking through multimedia presentations. “In the process of teaching students film and language/aesthetics, I hope to stir up some of their social concerns and channelise them into some form of narrative – be it poetic, dramatic or even through plain documentary.advertisementThe MEC curriculum also encourages students to appreciate the beauty of literature and make sociological enquiries behind the rules of society and technology at large,” explains Professor Hariharan, Director of the Creative Sciences Department, MEC. Research Driven MEC is committed to support a strong research vision in areas such as Energy, Environment, Communications, Infrastructure, Transportation, Materials and Defence. “We aim to develop an R&D culture inside the institution engaging internationally reputed research scholars as faculty members; and will construct state of the art R&D laboratories for the purpose of research work across many thrust areas.Going forward, we expect MEC to become a seat for research in India. Research at MEC aims to develop innovative solutions which could go some way in addressing some of the most troubling issues in the world today, from addressing the energy needs of tomorrow to improving cancer therapies. MEC’s research efforts are enhanced through creative collaborations with leading research institutes and consortia around the world,” said Professor Didier Clouteau, Dean of Academics, MEC when asked about the institute’s plans to foster research tie-ups for greater collaboration between faculty and students.In a message to prospective students Professor Sanjay Dhande says, “Go where no one else has gone before into the future! And be fully prepared with the right knowledge, the right tools and capabilities, both from a technological as well as business perspective, to be leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs. We would want to see MEC as the finest in its class in Asia, one of the best in the world and for it to emerge as the leading next generation engineering talent provider for India and the rest of the world, growing in repute as a research driven and industry focused institution with branches across the country.” Going Green MEC has set up state-of-the-art facilities across a 30 acre campus that has been designed to provide students a modern lifestyle.The predominantly green campus even houses a zoological park with select flora and fauna. With luxurious dorms and suites, sports and recreational facilities and dining areas that serve the best of global cuisine, students can enjoy a world-class education. Well Connected MEC can boast of having the most advanced scientific infrastructure to help faculty and students keep abreast of the latest industry trends. Besides connected class rooms, laboratories, a computer centre, library and prototyping facilities, every faculty member and student will have access to the latest equipment and information on site. The entire campus will be connected using both wired and a wireless communication backbone and classroom technologies such as SMART Board interactive systems.Admission Process 180 students will be admitted through a strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from students who have cleared their IIT-JEE mains and secured a ranking not greater than 1,50,000 or have obtained an equivalent SAT score. They would have to go through an application process followed by a personal interview round before selection.www.mahindraecolecentrale.edu.inadvertisementMEC aims to emerge as the leading next-gen engineering talent provider and be known as a research driven institutionlast_img read more

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