La Salle rallies to stun Ateneo, forces UAAP title decider

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Rookie of the Year award just the beginning for De Liaño, Maroons Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Caracut also redeemed himself with 13 points, 10 coming in the second half, after going scoreless in Game 1.The Blue Eagles raced to a 32-13 lead in the first quarter before extending it to 21, 49-28, with 3:23 left in the second quarter.But the Archers quickly trimmed it down to nine after closing the first half on an 14-2 blast.Rivero dazzled his way to 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field that went with five rebounds and four assists despite playing with four fouls in the second half.Thirdy Ravena had 20 points, six rebounds and four assists but committed seven turnovers. Aaron Black added 15 points while Anton Asistio scored 13.Asistio had the hot hand in the first half, going 4-of-6 from long range, but he cooled off in the final two quarters, where he went scoreless.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rivero and Mbala, who was officially named MVP for the second straight year, continued their strong play in the final frame where the Archers even took a 13-point advantage, 85-72, with 4:00 remaining.“We’re happy to get the win but like what coach said, we don’t want to celebrate unless it’s already finished. We’re not gonna stop working for next game,” said Rivero, who was part of this season’s Mythical Team.READ: Keys to victory: Ateneo-La Salle Finals seriesMbala, who was held to a career-lows eight points and seven field goal attempts in a 76-70 loss in Game 1 on Saturday, was back to his dominant ways.The 6-foot-7 Cameroonian bounced back with 20 points, 16 rebounds, three steals and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT “The players were just to eager at the start. We just played with heart in the fourth quarter and late in the second quarter,” said La Salle assistant Miggy Solitaria, who filled in for head coach Aldin Ayo in the post-game press conference.READ: Ateneo holds on, beats La Salle in Game 1 of UAAP FinalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe deciding Game 3 is on Sunday still at The Big Dome.La Salle flaunted its depth with Ben Mbala, Ricci Rivero and Andrei Caracut leading its fightback in the pivotal third period. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netShowing great resolve and heart of a champion, De La Salle overhauled a seemingly insurmountable lead to shock Ateneo, 92-83, Wednesday and stretch the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers went on a blistering 40-11 run that turned a 28-49 deficit into a 68-59 lead heading into the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Stakeholders Meet on Improving Nutrition in Liberia

first_imgStakeholders at the nutrition meeting on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.Multi-stakeholders comprising line ministries, Health, Agriculture, Education and Commerce, the United Nations agencies, as well as civil society organizations, on Friday, February 1, 2019, held a one day consultation meeting in Monrovia to brainstorm on how to improve nutrition in Liberia.According to 2018 Food and Nutrition Security reports on Liberia, 35.5 % of children in the country suffered stunting.The multi-stakeholder platform provides an opportunity for members to regularly meet with the aim at building consensus on the current status of nutrition governance, perceived gaps and potential activities that could be supported. It is being supported by the United Nations in Liberia through the “Renewed Efforts against Child Hunger and Under-nutrition (REACH) and “Scaling Up Nutrition” (SUN). REACH is an inter-agency partnership between WFP, FAO, WHO, UNICEF, and IFAD and other UN agencies devoted to improving multi-sectoral nutrition governance. SUN is a country-led approach, funded by Irish Aid, addressing child undernutrition through the partnership and coordinated actions of UN agencies, civil society, donors, and the private sector, under the leadership of national governments.The UN Resident Coordinator for Liberia, Yacoub El Hillo, challenged participants at the meeting to work harder, stating that nutrition is a serious national issue that must be addressed by all citizens.“Over 30% of the children in Liberia are malnourished according to recent reports. This is unacceptable. Mal-nutrition should remain a primary concern by the government and all the citizens if the country is going to progress,” he said.He said to advance education in Liberia among children the issues of improving nutrition must be taken serious.“It takes practical will and commitment from the government to improve nutrition. This is a political will that is highly needed.According to him, Liberia cannot continue to spend huge amount of money to import food and expect to adequately improve nutrition.“There has been wrong policies instituted by previous governments which contributed to food insecurity. The Government must put into place right policies that can change the nutritional trend of the country,” he emphasized.The Chargé d’Affaires of Ireland, Kate Brandy, said the issues of helping countries improve nutrition is a priority for the government of her country.She pledged Ireland’s support to Liberia in reducing malnutrition and called on stakeholders to remain committed toward the process.The Assistant Minister for Preventive Services at the Ministry of Health, Joyce W. D. Sherman, said that malnutrition seriously affects many child-bearing mothers, posing a serious nutrition challenges for children. “We must ensure that women are educated on the importance of nutrition,” she said. “The education should always be provided at every clinic, as most nutrition issues are preventable.” She urged the participants to collaborate at all times as they fight malnutrition, adding that there are lot of nutrition challenges.The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) was represented at the meeting by the Director of the Agricultural Sector Coordination, Francis W. Mwah. Mr. Mwah who proxied for the deputy minister for development and research, Robert Fagans, said that the MOA has done a lot in ensuring that nutrition becomes a paramount issue for Government.“The Ministry has initiated the status of nutrition in Liberia by working with our in international partners. This effort is helping to find the solution in addressing the many problems of nutrition,” he said.For her part, the Focal Person for SUN, Mameni L. Morlai, said the vision of her organization is the make the world free of malnutrition.“SUN’s approach is to work together across the sectors, using unique methods that work for every country. Together we combined efforts of all countries to make up the core of the Movement,” she said.Meanwhile the SUN Focal Person stressed the need for the Liberian Government to provide funding for the multi-stakeholder platform to succeed in its goal in scaling up nutrition in Liberia in a timely manner.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Limited Awareness A Reason for IP Stagnation in Africa’

first_imgFernando dos Santos, Director General, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)— ARIPO Director General says progress is being made to change the narrativeThe Director General for the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), Fernando dos Santos, has said limited awareness about Intellectual Property (IP) among its member states is hampering the full utilization of IP in Africa.Mr dos Santos added that due to the situation, academicians and entrepreneurs across the continent are still underestimating the contribution which IP can provide to their efforts by adding value and facilitating commercialization of their ideas.According to Mr dos Santos, the situation has become so severe that policy-makers are yet to leverage the power of IP, placing it at the center of the economic systems in their respective countries“Africa aims at building an innovation-led and knowledge-based economy, and IP is the main engine to that end. Regrettably, lack of awareness on the important role that intellectual property plays to promoting development is hindering its use.  There are many innovative ideas in Africa, but the same are not translated into IP assets—a situation which makes the continent to be trailing behind other continents concerning the uptake of IP.“Some reputable sources such as the Global Innovation Index and World Intellectual Property Indicators revealed that there is some sort of stagnation in the IP performance of the continent. Although some individual cases show a positive trend, in general, the growth recorded are not exponential as in the case of Asia. To illustrate, it can be highlighted that for many years, the contribution of Africa to world patent applications has been stagnantly ranging from 0.5% to 0.8%,” he said.Mr. dos Santos made these remarks in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer ahead of the ARIPO 43rd Administrative and 17th Ministerial Councils sessions, scheduled to take place from November 18 -22, 2019, at the Farmington Hotel, in Margibi County.The ARIPO boss added that by neglecting the use of IP, Africa is not adding value to its natural resources, development output and research.Mr. dos Santos further explained that in today’s hyper-connected world, innovation is judged by intellectual assets and, if same are not turned into IP assets which are properly valued and commercialized, the continent will continue to trail behind the others.“The loss is not only in terms of the numbers that are small but also in concrete terms because if this scenario continues, it will implicate the continent as a backward territory where more innovative companies are reluctant to invest. This calls governments to create an enabling environment for innovation to thrive, and this includes promoting the use of the intellectual property system,” he added.In a bid to address the situation, dos Santos noted that ARIPO has deployed a multi-faceted approach to continue raising awareness among policy-makers about the importance of utilizing IP for national development.Mr. dos Santos noted that ARIPO has collaborated with three universities in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Tanzania, to deliver a Master in IP (MIP) program.The program, according to dos Santos, is not only available to member states but all countries in Africa.“ARIPO and WIPO support these programs with a lot of financial resources by way of scholarships as well as teaching expertise and other materials. From 2008 to date, the MIP program in Zimbabwe has produced 325 MIP graduates from 26 African countries, with an equal number of research outputs in various IP rights. We have also intensified our Roving Seminars, which we deliver to member states under a relevant theme selected depending on the present exigencies.“In 2018 alone, we conducted Roving Seminars in five countries, which were attended by 450 participants. We also delivered customized IP training on demand to various entities including SMEs,” dos Santos said.According to him, the launch of the roving seminars has enhanced the visibility of lots of national offices and raised awareness about its importance, as some nationals did not even know about the existence of the IP office in order to raise awareness of the IP subject in different areas.“With regards to patents, we have two flagship programs being the annual patent drafting course co-delivered with WIPO as well as the ARIPO Regional Patent Examination Training (ARPET). The patent drafting course has produced 170 participants who are mostly lawyers, researchers, scientists and engineers. These are just some of the most successful initiatives,” dos Santos said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Glaring woes noted by foes of night lights

first_imgOn Tuesday, Petzold implored the Santa Clarita City Council to reverse the city’s growing light pollution, which does more than obscure the view, he says. It wastes natural resources and poses a health risk to people and animals, disrupting their internal clocks. And, sky glow takes away some of the magic. “The night sky that inspires us and gives us a sense of natural awe like the Grand Canyon is needlessly washed away,” he said. “Think about a 10-foot curtain hung around the rim of the Grand Canyon.” He was inspired by a story in an astronomy magazine urging readers to prod city officials to halt “erosion” of the nighttime sky. Petzold urged the council last week to adopt a law banning the use of promotional searchlights in town. Council members typically don’t comment on requests made during the public comment period, and while the issue has been raised before, the council has no plans to place the item on a future agenda, a city spokeswoman said. The Tucson-based International Dark-Sky Association strives to preserve and protect the nighttime environment by promoting effective outdoor lighting. “We are not nocturnal by nature,” said Lee Karalis, a spokeswoman for IDA. “We’re a 24-hour society, but we’re becoming a 24-hour-a-day world as well. We want the creature comforts of the day all through the night.” The group doesn’t oppose outdoor lights at night, but spurns “bad and unnecessary” lighting, Karalis said. That includes light that causes glare, is hard on the eyes, that trespasses onto neighbors’ properties, and is so overly bright it bounces off buildings and blocks stars from view, she added. The city observes strict lighting guidelines at public parks and ballfields and requires homes and businesses to follow codes that limit excess light spillage. “Every time we do inspections on commercial property, staff goes out in the evening to assure that they have the lights directed downward,” said Jessica Humphries, a city planner. “We ask them to install light shields to block unneeded light.” Those wishing to view the stars close up can join the local astronomy group Saturday at Vasquez Rocks, just after sunset. For information, log onto (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A local astronomy buff cheers when the power briefly cuts out because his neighbors stream outdoors to see what’s up. He’s right there beside them. “Then, I can show them the night sky objects we ordinarily can’t see any more,” said Steve Petzold. “It’s a cheap thrill.” Petzold laments that ambient light cast upward from the city often obscures the light show provided by nature: constellations, galaxies and nebulas. A tradeoff for the convenience of close-in shopping centers and housing tracts might be greater difficulty spotting the twinkly stars on Orion’s belt. last_img read more

Broker pleads guilty in securities fraud

first_imgA securities broker from Studio City pleaded guilty today to conspiring to bilk about 40 hedge fund investors out of at least $2.5 million, officials said. Justin Paperny, 31, admitted he and business partner Keith Gilabert misled investors in Valencia-based Capital Management Group. Paperny told managers and supervisors of GLT Venture Fund – a hedge fund that is not as heavily regulated as mutual funds – that the investment was not performing as well as portrayed, while getting kickbacks from Gilabert, officials said. Paperny pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and securities fraud. He also agreed to cooperate with authorities in an ongoing investigation of Capital Management and its GLT Venture Fund. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He faces five years in federal prison when he is sentenced July 30, officials said. Gilabert pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy, and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 23. last_img read more

Los Al wins another crown

first_imgLast season, Los Alamitos went about 10 deep and it had Landry Fields leading them but with him at Stanford now nobody thought the Griffins could win another southern section title. This season however, Los Alamitos proved everybody wrong especially on Saturday when it won it’s 21st-game in a row. ANAHEIM – With far less talent than they had a year a go the Los Alamitos boys basketball team accomplished something nobody they thought could, when they made history again Saturday night. Corbin Moore scored 27 point, Clint Amberry 20 points and Cameron Jones 16 to help the Griffins upset top-ranked Redondo 67-50 in the CIF Southern Section Division I A Championship game at the Honda Center. “This is great,” said Jones. “It was a hard fought win and nobody thought we could do it. We’ve been the underdog all year long, but tonight we pulled it through.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Great Hunter rallies

first_imgARCADIA – Great Hunter, one of trainer Doug O’Neill’s four Kentucky Derby hopefuls, justified his 4-5 odds in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita with a powerful closing kick that resulted in a 11/4-length victory. Eighth in the nine-horse field after the first half-mile, Great Hunter rallied around the turn for home under Corey Nakatani and held off a game Sam P. while running the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.89 in his 2007 debut. “Corey said anytime he wanted, he knew he had it,” O’Neill said. “Of course, they always say that.” O’Neill puts Great Hunter at the top of his Derby quartet, which also includes Notional, Liquidity and Colbalt Blue, because he’s the only one of the four who’s won a Grade I race. The Aptitude colt won the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 7. “On paper, you’d have to say he’s the best we’ve got,” O’Neill said. O’Neill and owner Paul Reddam said they will probably send Great Hunter to Keeneland for his final Derby prep in the Blue Grass Stakes on April 14. Kip, Kip, hooray! Kip Deville, who gave jockey Richard Migliore and trainer Richard Dutrow their first Santa Anita stakes victories on opening day, helped the duo win its first Grade I race at the Arcadia track when the 4-year-old son of Kipling captured the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile by a neck over Bayeux. It was a nose back to third-place finisher Silent Name. Kip Deville ran the distance on turf in 1:33.88 while winning for the fifth time in 10career grass races. He’s five for six at Saturday’s distance and returned $20.20 for the victory while improving his career bankroll to $648,642. Pletcher continues to dominate: Trainer Todd Pletcher had a big afternoon at Gulfstream Park in Florida when he saddled the winners in a pair of Grade II 3-year-old races – the Fountain of Youth and Hutcheson stakes. center_img Scat Daddy, with John Velazquez aboard, got up in the final jump to beat California invader Stormello by a nose in the $350,000 Fountain of Youth in a time of 1:49.11 for the 11/8-mile distance. It was another half-length back to Nobiz Like Shobiz, the 3-5 favorite who heads many Derby lists. Pletcher won his fifth consecutive Hutcheson, run at 71/2 furlongs, with King of the Roxy, a 6-1 shot who beat 11-1 long shot Bold Start by 21/4 lengths in 1:28.00. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Inter Milan star happy to miss out on Man United move

first_img1 Fredy Guarin Manchester United target Fredy Guarin says he is delighted to still be at Inter Milan and insists he no longer has any thoughts of leaving the club.The Colombia international was linked with a move away from the club in the summer, with Manchester United thought to be keen on signing him.But no move materialised and now Guarin says he is now determined to ‘prove his worth’ to the Italian side.“The people who needed to do something to keep me here did so – and by that I mean everyone, from the club to the fans,” he told Sky Italia.“Now it’s up to me to prove my worth. They helped me and now I have to help myself.“What’s in the past is in the past. We have a new group of players now and a coach who is really hungry and determined – he shows us players that constantly.“I’m here and ready to show put my skills to use on the pitch, just as he does it off the pitch.”last_img read more


first_imgRTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta is inviting secondary schools across Donegal to send in proposals for radio programmes on the theme of 1916 for a competition that forms part of the station’s centenary programming schedule for next year, with a prize of €1000 up for grabs.There are two stages to the competition.Firstly, secondary schools across the country, north and south, are invited to submit proposals for a 30 minute radio programme in Irish on the theme of the 1916 Easter Rising by 7 December. Then 5 of the best proposals will be selected, and a radio producer will work with those schools to produce the programmes, for broadcast in spring 2016.The best overall programme will be awarded €1000.Judges will be looking for programmes that are imaginative and innovative.This programme is being run with support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. It’s a wonderful opportunity for pupils to learn about the Rising, its impact on the country, and its importance in 2016.All information about the competition, and the application form, can be found at . Queries can be directed to .WIN €1,000 CASH FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITH RnaG 1916 RAIDIÓ COMPETITION was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1916competitiondocumentaryRnaGSCHOOLlast_img read more


first_imgGartan OETC have proposed a series of fantastic offers for the month of July.The Gartan OETC located just outside Letterkenny, is noted for its beautiful scenery and tranquil setting. For the entire month of July, management at the facility are offering you the chance to avail of a wide range of activities every Friday. You can either go canoeing or Kayaking and enjoy a delicious BBQ afterwards for just €30.If you want to book your place now then contact the centre on 074 91 37032 or visit their website www.gartan.comGartan OETC are also offering beginners courses for those that have an interest in Kayaking.Check the flyer above for details on the beginners course. DO YOU FANCY A KAYAK AND BBQ THIS FRIDAY AT GARTAN OETC?? was last modified: July 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BBQFeaturesKayakingnewsNoticesSportlast_img read more