UAAP women’s hoops: UST claims solo 2nd, La Salle stops skid

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. University of Santo Tomas took sole possession of the second seed early in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament after stopping Far Eastern University, 73-67, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Jem Angeles put up 21 points to pace the Golden Tigresses who improved to 3-1, half-a-game behind leader National U that holds a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WWE legend Rick Flair vows to ‘never drink again’ after near-death experience Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Anjel Aries was a reliable second option for UST as she finished with 18 points while Sai Larosa did the dirty work with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.Valerie Mamaril had 21 points to lead the 2-2 Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the other game, De La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak after taking down University of the Philippines 76-64.Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan combined for 33 points to lead the Lady Archers against the 0-4 Lady Maroons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

Papiss Cisse could miss Newcastle’s entire Christmas schedule admits Steve McClaren

first_img1 Papiss Cisse Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse could miss the entire holiday programme after an initial scan on his damaged groin proved inconclusive.The Senegal international limped off 33 minutes into Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw with Aston Villa at St James’ Park after landing awkwardly, and is not only a major doubt for the Boxing Day clash but for the games which immediately follow.Head coach Steve McClaren said: “He’s had a scan and he needs a second opinion on another to gauge the severity, how long [he will be out]. We still don’t know, but he’s a doubt for the weekend.”That represents a blow to McClaren, who has preferred Cisse to summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic for the last four games, although the Serbia international came off the bench at Tottenham on December 13 to cancel out Eric Dier’s opener and then set-up fellow substitute Ayoze Perez to clinch victory.However, he has received better news on the injury front with a quartet of players – defenders Jamaal Lascelles and Steven Taylor, who both have hamstring problems, midfielder Rolando Aarons and striker Emmanuel Riviere, who are recovering from foot and knee injuries respectively – either back in training or ready to resume within days.McClaren said: “Jamaal trained this morning for the first time; Rolando will train at the end of the week and Manu will be training by the end of the week.“Steven Taylor is coming on really well, so a fortnight into January he could be back training as well, so it’s good news on that front.”The Magpies play at 5.30pm on Boxing Day and will be in training on Christmas Day as they put the final touches to their preparations.McClaren said: “We’ll train as normal. We’ll be in nice and early and prepare for Everton. We have to be professional when others are enjoying it a little bit more and just make sure we focus and keep our intensity.“The players will be in during the morning and then home. It will be normal preparation – with lots of present opening on Christmas Day.”last_img read more

Fight club

first_imgHer statuesque proportions and arresting face got the entire nation re-evaluating its idea of wrestlers when she first appeared on the TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009. Twenty-seven year-old Sonika Kaliraman is now using her new found popularity to improve the state of women wrestlers and to fight for,Her statuesque proportions and arresting face got the entire nation re-evaluating its idea of wrestlers when she first appeared on the TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2009. Twenty-seven year-old Sonika Kaliraman is now using her new found popularity to improve the state of women wrestlers and to fight for open trials across the country for the Commonwealth Games. Even though the latter seems to be a battle lost, she believes that she tried her best and is focusing more on the former for the moment. “I live for my game,” she says.One would not expect anything less from someone whose father was the legendary wrestler Master Chandgi Ram. When she was 15, her father came home and showed her and her three sisters a newspaper clipping, it was that of Diana Hayden who had just won the Miss World crown, “This is what you girls are going to be like,” he said. Kaliraman was ecstatic, “I thought, he’s going to put us in modeling,” laughs the 6ft stunner. But then, their father showed them the picture of Laila Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali who was winning boxing championships and said that they could do the same. “We were shocked as we had all grown up in an extremely protected environment and here was our father initiating us into wrestling, which was a completely male sport.” Of the three sisters, Kailraman was the one who showed the most potential and it was her that Chandgi Ram invested his dreams in. A veteran wrestler himself, he won a gold at the 1970 Asian Games and represented the country in the 1972 Olympics. He wanted his daugher to bring home the same honour and put her through rigorous practice. “I would come home after training, with my salwar kameezin tatters and my mother would be mortified, but there was always something exciting about putting on my training shoes and gearing up for a fight,” she says. But all was not always pleasant, as men were still not used to seeing women wrestle and many accused Chandgi Ram of defiling the game by initiating his daughter into it.There was a time in 1998 when the girls went for a match in Haryana and were pushed out of the wrestling arena as the men were not ready for them. Her father’s hardwork eventually paid off when she won a silver medal in the 72kg category in the National Wrestling Championship in 1998.When Kaliraman was 17, she begged for a break from wrestling so that she could secure good marks in her Class 10 exams in order to realise her life long dream of studying science. But the World Cadet Championship in Poland came up and she was packed off to a camp in the European Union. “I am fanatical about science, but I had to give up my passion to follow my father’s and it is not a decision I regret,” she says. Ever since, there has been no looking back. In her 12-year career, she has won 16 titles at the national level and has participated in several international events. She secured third position in the Dave Schultz International Wrestling Tournament last year, held annually in the memory of the world freestyle wrestling champion in the USA and also represented India at the 2006 Doha Asian Games.Even though winning titles was a high, one thing that plagued her was what if she was never able to live a regular life. “In our communities, girls are taught to be docile, but I was so frightening, no boy dared to say a thing to me,” she laughs. But in February 2009, she met her match in NRI Siddharth Malik, a real estate entrepreneur, and married him, settling in Fontana City, California. In the country at the moment, due to a tussle with the Wrestling Federation of India as she feels there were unfair trials for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, she has been petitioning for open trials across the country. The only reason she did so is because it was her father’s last wish-he died this June of a cardiac arrest. “Ever since I started training under him I used to refer to him as Guruji.We never had a direct conversation. He spoke to me after 12 years this June only to tell me to not give up and fight my cause and here I am,” she says. Even though her career maybe momentarily at a standstill due to the rejection of her petition by the Delhi High Court, she says that she will be making her move once she has weighed her pros and cons thoroughly. In the meantime, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day, you can find her in a dilapidated room full of mats, wearing a T-shirt and track pants, doing what she does best, getting ready for combat and training for yet another day.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Apacer: XR-DIMM DRAM module with RTCA DO-160G certification

first_imgApacer has released the XR-DIMM, a rugged memory module to meet the exacting standards of the US RTCA DO-160G test, an aviation equipment certification that marks the XR-DIMM as resistant to high levels of vibration and therefore ideal for defense and aeronautical applications.Since 2018, Apacer has been manufacturing DDR4 XR-DIMM modules with rugged stability in mind. Though previous models have been compliant with MIL-STD-810G, this new module is the first to be proven compliant with the US RTCA DO-160G standard, making it the ideal choice for manufacturers who need reliable operation through extreme vibration and shock.Apacer’s XR-DIMM modules offer significant improvements on reliability, with additions including 300-pin connectors and mounting holes to keep components in place. This allows the XR-DIMM to remain steady even when vehicles encounter uneven roads, powerful winds, or violent waves and to deliver stable performanceShare this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Abaco, RTI and Wind River partner on COTS DO-254 and DO-178C solution for airborne systemsNext Flex Power Modules adds active current sharing to DC-DC converterlast_img read more

Pokes in the pros: Dan Bailey sets NFL record as Dallas moves to 5-1

first_imgAntonio SmithOakland Raiders2 tackles Corey HilliardDetroit LionsDNP Seahawks didn’t allow more than 38 yards to any RB in their first 4 games. Joseph Randle has 1 carry for 38 yards.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 12, 2014 Tyler Patmon also left his mark on the Dallas win, recording three tackles. Why don’t you ask Percy Harvin what kind of impact Patmon had on the game? On the other side of the ball, a couple of former Cowboys were representing the Seahawks.Kevin Williams ended the game with three tackles, a solid outing for the defensive lineman.Russell Okung, however, received recognition for the wrong reasons. Okung, who was called for three penalties in last Monday’s game against Washington, received another two today. If he keeps this up, he may be in danger of being replaced in the near future.Russell Okung. Ahead of his time.— Seattle Sportsnet (@alexSSN) October 12, 2014After K’wuan Williams went down with an injury, Justin Gilbert got a chance to step in again for Cleveland.Gilbert did decent, recording three tackles on the day. Still, some remained unimpressed, holding loftier expectations of a guy Cleveland took no. 8 in the draft last year.Here’s what the rest of the former OSU Cowboys did this week: The 56 yard FG by @danbailey95 is a new career long for him. #DanTheMan— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 12, 2014With his three connects today, Bailey also become the most accurate kicker in NFL history, converting 102 of his 112 career attempts..@danbailey95 is now the most accurate kicker in the history of the @NFL. #CongratsDan pic.twitter.com/Mo1iN98zNq— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 12, 2014Owner Jerry Jones stated that he wanted to see Joseph Randle get some more carries earlier last week. Randle only ended up with five carries on Sunday, but more could be coming after he busted off for a 38-yard run against one of the NFL’s stingiest defenses. Brandon WeedenDallas CowboysDNP Justin BlackmonJacksonville JagsDNP — Suspended PlayerTeamWeek 6 performance Dan Bailey is money (USATSI)Dan Bailey is money (USATSI)The Dallas Cowboys continue to prove the doubters wrong. Now 5-1, the Cowboys have reached their unexpected success with the help of a posse of former Oklahoma State Cowboys.In a week six win over defending champion Seattle, this was even more evident than in previous weeks.Dez Bryant showed up as usual. Though Bryant didn’t score this week, he had a respectable four catches for 63 yards. Plus, he showed the “best corner in the game” what’s up.If Bryant hadn’t stumbled there, nothing was stopping him from scoring for the fifth straight week.After the game, Bryant paid compliments to Sherman, calling him “one of the best…arguably the best” and saying “I had to bring my A-game today.”People should be starting to wonder if Dan Bailey is really human. He operates with robot-like efficiency and today was no different. Bailey connected on all three of his field goal attempts, including a 56-yarder which bested his previous career high.center_img Lane TaylorGreen Bay PackersPlayed at G Perrish CoxSan Francisco 49ersMonday vs. St. Louis Brandon PettigrewDetroit LionsStarted at TE Charlie JohnsonMinnesota VikingsStarted at G Kendall HunterSan Francisco 49ersIR The run was something Seattle wasn’t accustomed to seeing this season. Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

9 of 20 Shipping Majors Will Disappear by End of 2018

first_imgzoom The CEO of Hapag-Lloyd, the world’s fifth-largest container shipping company, expects consolidation in the sector to continue this year, further reducing the number of largest shipping firms as they merge their businesses.Talking to the reporters in Hamburg on Wednesday, Rolf Habben Jansen said that the consolidation drive will result in nine of the former 20 largest shipping companies from five years ago to disappear by the end of 2018, Reuters reports.Hapag-Lloyd, fresh from completing the integration of its business with UAE-based liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), expects to reap a major portion of the gains from the deal this year.According to Jansen, the company could achieve 85 to 90 percent of targeted annual synergies of USD 435 million this year and 100 percent from 2019.Furthermore, the company expects its full-year earnings for 2017 to be higher than previously announced.2018 seems to be on the right track, with charter rates on the rise and lower size of the idle fleet. However, further pressure is expected from containership deliveries set to join the global fleet this year.The total boxship capacity set for delivery in 2018 is expected to reach 1.5 million TEU in 2018, according to the figures from Alphaliner. More than half of these deliveries will be made up of ULCVs ranging from 14,000 to 21,000 TEU.Hence, Hapag-Lloyd’s CEO anticipates transport demand growth to reach 4.5 percent in 2018 and more than 4 percent in 2019.Since integration with UASC provided Hapag-Lloyd with modern tonnage influx, the company has no need of ordering newbuilds and can dedicate its focus on bolstering its financial structure and cutting debt.In October 2017, the German liner company raised USD 414 million in gross proceeds from its capital increase scheme, which was agreed upon as part of the merger with UASC.Hapag-Lloyd said it would use the proceeds primarily to pay back its debts as well as for general corporate purposes.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more