Fitting farewell: Mocon ends NCAA career with 4th title, Finals MVP

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mocon wrapped up his career with San Beda with four seniors and two juniors titles.The Red Lions won their 11th NCAA title in 13 years and 22nd overall. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Mocon recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds on top of five blocks in Game 2 where the Red Lions swept the Lyceum Pirates for the second straight year.The Finals MVP plum didn’t come as a surprise to many after the two-way forward averaged 15 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3 blocks in the title round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut of all people, it was Mocon who was caught off guard with the award.“Actually, I wasn’t thinking about it,” Mocon told reporters in Filipino after San Beda’s 71-56 win. “I’m just doing my part. I’m very thankful for my parents who are there for me through the good and bad and especially coach (Boyet Fernandez) who always pushes me to work hard.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJavee Mocon couldn’t have had a better ending to his collegiate career than on Monday night.In his farewell game, Mocon led San Beda to its third straight NCAA championship and was also named Finals MVP.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college San Beda extends NCAA reign, sweeps Lyceum for another 3-peat 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 View commentslast_img read more

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BWI Principal Outlines Achievements, Challenges

first_imgMr. Alexander M. Massey, Interim Principal of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), has outlined what he described as the “existing state of affairs and accomplishments report” of the institute in recent years.In his remarks during a program marking the institute’s 86th Founders Day anniversary on Saturday, June 28, Mr. Massey said BWI’s current enrollment stands at 1139, down from a population of 1361 last school year in spite of “our best efforts to narrow this gap.”“We are of the opinion that the total enrolment is still a little too large because it exceeds our targeted student to teacher ratio of 35/40 to one and therefore impacts our ability to provide a premium learning environment for each of our students,” he asserted.The equal percentages of day and boarding students occurring last school year has changed to 60 percent boarding and 40 percent day students this academic year.The reason for this change, in part, can be attributed to the policy of returning BWI to the tradition of a boarding school where it was mandatory starting last school year for each freshman student to live on campus, Massey explained.Upgrades to the dormitories along with much needed improvements in the quality of the food served in the dining hall may have served to promote the policy to return BWI to an exclusively boarding institution, said Massey.In academic performance, BWI experienced a modest increase in the number of students making the honor roll last school year over the previous year. “We still had about 26 percent of our total enrollment failing one or more subjects,” reported Massey.The slight increase in the number of students making the honor roll last year, Massey said, was perhaps due to his administration establishing remedial classes for the students run by instructors three evenings a week.In addition to the evening classes, BWI has also introduced this year a four days a week “peer-on-peer” tutoring program utilizing a portion of the institute’s two hour lunch period in an attempt to provide additional remedial help and support for the students.The high failing rate continues to be an issue of outmost concern for his administration, Massey emphasized.“We have come to the realization that if we are going to reverse this trend and return BWI to the tradition of a Center of Excellence we are going to accomplish it in several significant ways.”He said BWI must adopt more rigorous standards and require higher expectations from its students, disclosing that his administration has begun to put in place some of the necessary measures in an effort to help elevate standards at BWI.Those measures include the recruitment and attraction of a better quality of students from across the country and the hiring of better qualified academic and trade instructors, Massey 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

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Overhauling of City Constabulary in 2018

first_img…Superintendent Laurel Gittens to be new Deputy…as King receives bashing for non-payment of allowancesBy Lakhram BhagiratThe Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) is set to begin overhauling the City Constabulary following several concerns raised by the administration over the functioning of the city’s police department.At Wednesday’s statutory meeting, Mayor Patricia Chase Green told Councillors that the overhaul exercise would be discussed at length and commence at the next statutory meeting slated for January 8, 2018.The issue of the restructuring of the City Constabulary arose when a report wasMayor Patricia Chase Greentabled requesting monies to pay acting Chief Constable, Superintendent Laurel Gittens, her acting allowance. Gittens would have acted while substantive Chief Constable Andrew Foo was on annual vacation leave in 2016 and 2017, but is yet to be paid her allowance for both instances. In trying to justify the non-payment of Gittens’ allowance, Assistant Town Clerk Sherry Jerrick said that the Council only accepted the report relating Gittens’ allowance in November 2017.“The recommendation was forwarded to the Legal Affairs and Security CommitteeTown Clerk Royston Kingmeeting of which it was accepted and, however, that report was deferred by Council and was only accepted at the first meeting of November,” Jerrick explained.However, Mayor Chase Green was having none of the excuses and bashed Town Clerk Royston King for his inability to have the payments made since he was directly responsible for the administration of the city. Additionally, she then questioned the administration’s failure to fill the vacancy of Deputy Chief Constable since the former Deputy, Steven Bailey, resigned over two years ago.“There is no Deputy Chief Constable for months and years now, so who carries out the responsibility of the Deputy Chief Constable?” the Mayor questioned. “I don’tSuperintendent Laurel Gittensexpect this to last until the end of next year. The Deputy Chief Constable has resigned in excess of two years and while I know we have difficulties in the promotions of the City Constabulary, we will have a meeting to have to discuss that (Deputy Chief Constable) promotion alone,” she added.Nevertheless, Town Clerk King asked that the issue of the City Constabulary be discussed at a special forum since the body ought to be addressed holistically.“I respectfully ask that this matter be dealt with at another forum. There are a number of implications to all that is going on in the Constabulary…we would also have to get the Legal Affairs and Security Committee involved,” he said. In relation to the payment of Gittens’ acting allowance, King told the Council that the monies were in the process of being paid to the officer and she was expected to receive it before the end of 2017. “I recall during the budget discussion, we did go into the question of the restructuring of the City Constabulary. I know that it will take some time to have this done…I hope that we move to ensure the restructuring of the Constabulary to ensure that we get the best possible performance from the present members of that constabulary,” Councillor Oscar Clarke noted.Meanwhile, Councillor Sherod Duncan posited that it was gender discrimination, noting that had it been a man then the administration would not have had him waiting for over one year to receive his money. But this was quickly shot down by both the Mayor and King, who noted that the city owed several men large sums of monies for a number of years.Additionally, there was a call by most of the Councillors to dissolve the statutory meeting into a committee meeting to have Gittens appointed as the Deputy Chief Constable since she executes the duties of that office exceptionally. However, the Mayor informed that the appointment would be made at the next statutory meeting when the overhauling of the City Constabulary begins.For a number of years, the City Constabulary has been in the spotlight with several instances of Constables assaulting members of the public or executing their duties unprofessionally.One of the biggest scandals to hit the Constabulary was the sexual assault of a minor in August 2017. The incident allegedly occurred when a 15-year-old boy was taken into custody on August 17 and placed before the court on a charge of wandering. At some point during his detention, for reasons unknown, the minor was transferred to the Regent Street outpost where the alleged incident occurred between August 22 and 23.Corporal Quacy Baveghems claimed that he witnessed Lance Corporal Clifton Pellew, of the City Constabulary, engaged in a sexual act with a minor, and the matter has been referred to the Police, but charges are yet to be laid.A report of the city’s Legal Affairs and Security Committee recommended that Chief Constable, Andrew Foo, and ASP Virjanand Gafur – a supervisor of investigations – be sent on 14 days’ leave for serious neglect of duty as it related to their roles in investigating the sexual assault. As it relates to Corporal Baveghems, the Committee found that he failed to record the alleged incident as well as his departure time in the station diary and failed to inform the duty officer of the incident. As a result, the Committee recommended that he be strongly reprimanded while Pellew’s disciplinary actions would depend on the outcome of the Guyana Police Force’s investigations.last_img read more

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Tottenham line-up v Manchester United: Defender’s time running out?

first_img Tottenham Hotspur defender Federico Fazio Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino faces a couple of tough choices in defence as in-form Manchester United rock up to White Hart Lane on Sunday.Centre-back Federico Fazio’s form is extremely inconsistent alongside Jan Vertonghen and with Leonardo Ulloa beating him for Leicester City’s goal in Spurs’ 2-1 Boxing Day victory, his time could soon be up.Danny Rose, who came in for Ben Davies at left-back, may also find himself out of Pochettino’s starting XI following a mediocre display against the Foxes.Meanwhile, Ryan Mason could find himself back in the team after replacing Benjamin Stambouli at half time in Tottenham’s victory at the King Power Stadium.Here’s how Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Manchester United…GoalkeeperA clash with Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy left Hugo Lloris battered and bloodied on Boxing Day but the Frenchman is made of strong stuff and will start between the sticks for the 19th time in the Premier League.DefendersIn recent weeks the form of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen has seen Spurs bailed out of some tricky situations and, having only kept one clean sheet in 11 games, Pochettino could see fit to make a change to his backline.Fazio appears, at times, a mistake waiting to happen and against Man United’s fearsome forward line could come unstuck in spectacular fashion, so recall for Younes Kaboul would not be a massive surprise.Davies could also return having looked impressive in recent matches before being deposed by Rose for their win over Leicester. Kyle Walker, who scored against Man United back in 2013 and Vertonghen should continue in the back four.MidfieldersTottenham finally seem to have found their rhythm in forward areas so the triumvirate of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli are likely to continue their good work against the Red Devils.In Pochettino’s holding pair there could be a change with Mason returning in place of Stambouli, although the Frenchman could still start if Nabil Bentaleb is given a rest by his boss.ForwardsHarry Kane’s blistering run of form continued as he hit his fourth goal in four games against Leicester City and this is likely to be enough for him to start ahead of Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor. 1last_img read more

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Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Friday, May 26

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy for the best bits of Friday’s Sports Bar show.They discuss and take calls on whether Arsenal fans would take a defeat in the FA Cup final if it meant Arsene Wenger got the boot, while there is also time for Catch Cundy and the POB feature.Plus, as always, Taylor ‘the poet’ is back.Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTuneslast_img

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Ex-FEMA chief to market expertise

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The lawyer admits that while he was head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency mistakes were made in the response to Katrina. He also said he had been planning to quit before the hurricane hit. “Hurricane Katrina showed how bad disasters can be, and there’s an incredible need for individuals and businesses to understand how important preparedness is,” he said. Brown said companies already have expressed interested in his consulting business, Michael D. Brown LLC. He plans to run it from the Boulder area, where he lived before joining the Bush administration in 2001. “I’m doing a lot of good work with some great clients,” Brown said. “My wife, children and my grandchild still love me. My parents are still proud of me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, heavily criticized for his agency’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina, is starting a disaster preparedness consulting firm to help clients avoid the sort of errors that cost him his job. “If I can help people focus on preparedness, how to be better prepared in their homes and better prepared in their businesses – because that goes straight to the bottom line – then I hope I can help the country in some way,” Brown told the Rocky Mountain News for its Thursday editions. Brown said officials need to “take inventory” of what’s going on in a disaster to be able to answer questions to avoid appearing unaware of how serious a situation is. In the aftermath of the hurricane, critics complained about Brown’s lack of formal emergency management experience and e-mails that later surfaced showed him as out of touch with the extent of the devastation. last_img read more

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Bush cites improved Iraqi economy in face of criticism

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Defending his war policy, President Bush said Wednesday that Iraq is making quiet, steady progress in repairing its shattered economy, though reconstruction “has not always gone as well as we had hoped” because of unrelenting violence. “Rebuilding a nation devastated by a dictator is a large undertaking,” the president said. “It’s even harder when terrorists are trying to blow up that which the Iraqis are trying to build.” Bush spoke before the Council on Foreign Relations in the second of four addresses to answer criticism about America’s presence in Iraq, where the U.S. death toll has eclipsed 2,100. Bush is laboring under the lowest job approval rating of his presidency, and the speeches are part of a public relations campaign in the run-up to the Dec. 15 vote in Iraq to create a democratically elected government that will run the country for the next four years While not admitting errors, Bush spoke about how the U.S. “adjusted our approach” in helping rebuild Iraqi cities. In his speech on Iraq last week, Bush talked about early miscalculations that were made in training Iraqi forces. A majority of Americans now say the war was a mistake, and critics of the administration’s reconstruction strategy say not enough has been done in the nearly three years since the invasion to reduce unemployment, step up oil production and keep the lights on. “The Iraqi people want jobs, security and basic services, and the president’s words will continue to ring hollow until these urgent needs are met,” said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. “Nearly half of the funds appropriated by Congress remain unspent and millions of dollars have been lost to corruption.” Bush said the U.S. has helped Iraqis conduct nearly 3,000 renovation projects at schools, train more than 30,000 teachers, distribute more than 8 million textbooks, rebuild irrigation infrastructure to help more than 400,000 rural Iraqis and improve drinking water for more than 3 million people. The U.S.-led coalition also has helped Iraqis introduce a new currency, reopen a stock exchange and extend $21 million in microcredit and small business loans to Iraqi entrepreneurs, he said. Bush cited Najaf, 90 miles south of Baghdad, and Mosul in northern Iraq – the sites of some of the bloodiest battles of the war – as two cities where headway is being made. In focusing on progress in the two cities, however, Bush did not dwell on violence-scarred cities such as Baghdad, the capital, or western expanses that have been a gateway for foreign militants. He said victory will be achieved when insurgents and others seeking to derail democracy in Iraq can no longer threaten the future of the nation; when Iraqi security forces can safeguard their own citizens; and when Iraq is not a haven for terrorists plotting attacks against the U.S. Democrats say the U.S. engagement in Iraq is open-ended and costly in terms of lives and dollars. They say the president refrains from giving the American people an idea of when U.S. troops might be able to return home. Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., a longtime hawk on military matters who now wants U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq, said the military has told him it plans to ask for $100 billion more for the war next year. That is in addition to the $50 billion that Congress is expected to approve for this year before adjourning, and the $200 billion that lawmakers already have given the president for Iraq since 2003. “It’s been poor planning from the start,” Murtha said. Pentagon spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said “it would be premature” to discuss next year’s budget, which the administration has not completed. Military commanders have told the administration the next $50 billion should last through Memorial Day. Bush rebutted Democrats who want to withdraw U.S. troops on a timetable. He criticized those such as Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who has likened the war to Vietnam and has said, “The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong.” “There will be good days and there will be bad days in this war,” Bush said. “I reject the pessimists in Washington who say we can’t win this war.” The Pentagon has tentative plans to halt the scheduled deployment of two brigades to Iraq, instead sending smaller teams to support and train Iraqi forces in what could be an early step toward an eventual drawdown of U.S. forces, according to two defense officials. The officials, who did not want to be identified because the plans have not been finalized, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld is preparing to announce the plan after the Iraq election next Thursday, if all goes well. While the president focused on progress on the economic front, he acknowledged that the U.S. has learned that to gain control of Iraqi cities, it also has to win the “battle after the battle” by helping Iraqis consolidate their gains and keep terrorists from returning. “We found that after we left, the terrorists would re-enter the city, intimidate local leaders and police and eventually retake control, so we adjusted our approach,” Bush said. “As improvements in training produced more capable Iraqi security forces, those forces have been able to better hold onto the cities we cleared out together.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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

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Saubert Continues to Impress Scouts at NFL Combine

first_imgWe see you 8??5?? #DURiseUp #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/rEB5ei9m7j— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) March 4, 2017 Saubert will have one more chance to impress NFL scouts and coaches later this month during his Pro Day. Saubert, who measured in at 6-5 and 253 pounds earlier in the combine, was tied for second among tight ends on the bench press, lifting 225 pounds 22 times. He recorded a 33-inch vertical jump and 121-inch broad jump, which put him in the upper half among tight ends. Saubert was perfect in the on-field position drills, catching every ball that was thrown at him. Watch former Bulldog Eric Saubert at the #NFLCombine now: https://t.co/jwsiaO0EIB pic.twitter.com/WrER4Bo9WK— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) March 4, 2017center_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Former Bulldog Eric Saubert participated at the NFL Combine last week in Lucas Oil Stadium and performed on-field testing in front of NFL coaches and scouts. ICYMI: Former Bulldog Eric Saubert participated in the #NFLCombine this past weekend. ?? https://t.co/3R1DRv4OF8#DURiseUp pic.twitter.com/7cJIkunzDW— Drake Football (@DrakeBulldogsFB) March 6, 2017Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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BIG-HEARTED JOHN GETS BEHIND TERMON LADIES ULSTER GLORY BID

first_imgCllr O’Donnell pictured with the Termon LadiesCOUNTY councillor John O’Donnell is doing his bit to try to make sure Termon Ladies’ bid for Ulster title glory is right on track.The big-hearted businessman has been sponsoring the club’s buses to all of their Ulster championship victories.And he’s going to have to fork out again, as Termon are through to this year’s Ulster Senior Championship final. The senior decider will be a repeat of last year’s game between Donaghmoyne and Termon. Both sides had away wins in the semi’s and both were made work hard for their victories. Donaghmoyne beat Clann Eireann 0-13 to 1-7. There was also just three points difference in the other last four game with Termon winning 5-11 to 2-17 at Castlewellan.In the intermediate final Four Masters will meet Monaghan Harps. The Donegal side beat Ballinascreen 0-12 to 2-3 while Monaghan Harps had four points to spare over Omagh St. Enda’s winning 1-10 to 0-9.The senior and intermediate Ulster finals are on Sunday November 1 – a double header at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.Carndonagh and St. Dympna’s will contest the junior decider at Celtic Park on Saturday, November 1. Cardonagh were double score winners over Aughnamullen (2-14 to 1-7) and St. Dympna’s won a ten goal thriller against Loughinisland 7-8 to 3-11. BIG-HEARTED JOHN GETS BEHIND TERMON LADIES ULSTER GLORY BID was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 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:Cllr John O’DonnellTermon ladiesUlster Finallast_img read more

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New Netflix scam targets users’ bank accounts

first_imgNetflix users have been warned to be wary of well-designed fake emails that ask them to update their payment details.This latest phishing scam surrounding the streaming service tricks users into giving away their passwords and credit card details.The convincing email titled ‘Payment declined’ directs people to a page with fake branding that asks for card details and password verification. Image via www.mailguard.com.auAustralian security company MailGuard warns that the email is a ‘well designed fake’ and the latest in a series of Netflix emails by fraudsters:“Their large customer base makes them a valuable target for brandjacking; cybercrime that exploits the trademarks of well-known companies to deceive victims,” according to Mailguard.The email says the user’s card was declined and asks them to update their details in order to continue using their account.Image via www.mailguard.com.au“This sort of phishing scam allows cybercriminals to harvest victim’s credit card credentials. The phishing page is designed to operate like a legitimate login portal. It asks for card details and password verification, then ejects the scam victim to a real Netflix page to allay suspicion.” Those who receive an email or text message that is not from Netflix are warned not to reply and to report it.Netflix issued the following advice for suspicious emails and texts:Never enter your login or financial details after following a link in an email or text message. If you’re unsure if you’re visiting our legitimate Netflix website, type www.netflix.com directly into your web browser.Never click on any links or open any attachments in an email or text message you received unexpectedly, regardless of the source.If you suspect an email or text message is not from Netflix, do not reply to it.For details on reporting scams visit: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/65674?ba=SwiftypeResultClick&q=phishing New Netflix scam targets users’ bank accounts was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Netflixscamlast_img read more

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