University of Santo Tomas’ campaign in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament has officially come to a close, losing miserably to Ateneo, 102-62, Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Towns, Wiggins shine as Timberwolves edge Pelicans Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal UST’s early preparation for Season 82 was a direct contrast to what it did prior to Season 81 as it underwent a coaching change from Boy Sablan to Aldin Ayo.Ayo, a champion in both the NCAA and the UAAP, joined the team in January and that is a relatively late start for a team to prepare with most schools preparing for the next basketball tournament just a month after the prior one ends.Subido added that Season 81 gave them the experience and it’s up to them to refine everything for Season 82.“We have to focus on Season 82 and we have to keep improving a team and eventually make sure that our mistakes this season won’t happen again,” said Subido.“Every game, either we win or lose, we don’t leave each other behind. Even if there’s a problem we work it out as a team and we help each other grow as a player.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments After putting a fight for a Final Four at the start of the second round, the Growling Tigers bombed out of the race and finished at sixth place with a 5-9 record.It was a four-game turnaround from Season 80’s campaign where UST won just one game against 13 losses.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 ChrissNot satisfied with this year’s output, guard Renzo Subido said they’re already gearing up for Season 82.“Everything won’t end here in Season 81, we’re only going on a two-week break and then we’re going to focus on Season 82,” said Subido who finished with 18 points to lead the Growling Tigers in their final game. 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
The community of Baramita located in Region 1 (Barima-Waini) recently received $1 million to construct a toll booth in order to control the quantity of alcohol and other illicit substances, and monitor visitors entering the village.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock hands over the cheque to Toshao of Baramita, Sharmine Rambajue in the presence of Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams, and Special Assistant on Projects and Community Development to the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Martin CheongThis project is part of the village’s 2019 capital works under the Presidential Grant programme. Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock and Minister of State, Dawn Hastings-Williams along with Special Assistant on Projects and Community Development to the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Martin Cheong, handed over the cheque to Toshao Sharmine Rambajue at a community outreach at the Baramita Primary School.According to Toshao Rambajue, the initiative is part of the Village Council’s effort to bring some order in the mining community. It will also assist in further curbing the many social ills that are affecting Baramita as well as increase revenue at the Village Council.The Department of Public Information (DPI), reported that the facility will be managed by the Village Council and the funds garnered will go towards maintaining the road and other village projects.Minister Alllicock commended the Village Council for moving ahead with the implementation of the facility and emphasised the importance of maintaining law and order within the village.The Minister reminded the residents that the Amerindian Act of 2006 empowers village councils to implement rules for the community.“We have been assisting the village in establishing their Village Improvement Plan and their village rules… I am happy to see you moving in this direction, it will help to prevent some of the social issues in this community… we are here to support you in doing these things.”Additionally, the Village Council received a computer along with accessories and a printer for the school, and a guitar for the cultural group. Minister Hastings-Williams noted that this initiative is part of Government’s mission to provide all the necessary tools the children need for their education.“Education is very important, once you have education you can contribute to the development of this rich community,” she told the many students present at the meeting.Baramita is the largest indigenous settlement in Guyana with a population of about 4000 people spread across 22 satellite villages. Its main economic activities are mining and traditional farming and hunting.
Finishing second in the time trial was Kevin Shaw, who completed the time trial at 26:54 and Roger St. Jean rounded out the third place position, completing the race with a time of 28:08.The event also featured an 8 km distance, in which Tanner McCracken placed first with a time of 30:26.Next on the schedule for bike club members will be a 40 km Cecil Lake time trial, which will be held this Sunday, May 13. The event will be starting from the gravel pit at 10 a.m.- Advertisement -For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, visit its official website.
PICO RIVERA – Months after city leaders shut down the Pico Rivera Stables, officials have auctioned off all the equestrian equipment at the site. The auction brought the city about $6,000 – and marked the end of the trail for the 30-year-old former stables, city spokesman Bob Spencer said Monday. “Certainly it closes an era in the city’s life, but it’s the start of a new beginning for that entire area,” Spencer said. Some City Council members have expressed interest in transforming the property into a recreational center complete with soccer fields, baseball diamonds, picnic areas and other open-space uses. “The horse population is growing, and it’s big business,” Maclean said. Pico Rivera “did nothing to keep the business going. All they did was waste the facility.” Spencer said Pico Rivera will always remain a horse community, with horse trails and residences zoned to allow horses. “The horses are not leaving,” he said. “It’s just that this was an old – well-used, but old – facility that really needed to be upgraded.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Army Corps of Engineers owns the property, which it leases to the city for recreational purposes only. City Council members shut down the stables and ordered 90 horse owners to remove their animals from the property July 1. In November, the city hired U.S. Auctions to sell off the leftover equipment. On Friday, about six buyers bid on the equipment. The buyers were given 10 days to remove their purchases from the five-acre property, Spencer added. The auction was a “closure point” for Pico Rivera, Mayor Ron Beilke said. But Susan Maclean, 54, of Hacienda Heights, who was among the last owners to remove her horse, Katie, from the stables, said the stables were intended to be a permanent fixture. She blames poor management for the closure.
0Shares0000Tottenham striker Harry Kane has looked fatigued in the opening weeks of the season © AFP / OLLY GREENWOODLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah have the perfect stage to end their unexpected slumps when the superstar strikers go head to head at Wembley on Saturday.Just four months ago, Tottenham striker Kane and Liverpool forward Salah were being hailed as Europe’s most feared marksmen after the pair tore through Premier League defences on a weekly basis. Yet they go into this weekend’s eagerly anticipated clash between Tottenham and Liverpool with concerns about their ability to maintain that breathtaking form in the midst of a post-World Cup malaise.Kane and Salah slugged it out for the Premier League’s Golden Boot prize right up to the last game of the season.The Egypt international, with 32 goals, pipped his England rival to the coveted prize despite Kane’s first 30-league-goal season.Salah bagged an incredible 44 goals in all competitions in his debut year with Liverpool, earning him the Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Writers’ Association player of the year awards.But Salah’s season came to a bitter conclusion in the Champions League final when he suffered a shoulder injury after a cynical challenge from Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.Leaving the pitch in tears, Salah’s departure triggered Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat and ultimately cast a cloud over his World Cup, where he missed the first match and was unable to stop Egypt crashing out at the group stage.The 26-year-old returned to Merseyside to kick off the new campaign with a goal in the demolition of West Ham.But while Salah has scored twice in four games so far for Jurgen Klopp’s high-flying Liverpool, he has not been the effervescent figure that tormented opponents last term.Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah is searching for his peak form in the early weeks of the campaign © AFP / Adrian DENNISThe combination of lethal finishing and off-the-cuff inspiration that made him such a joy to watch has been replaced with a more subdued demeanour that gives the impression he has lost his mojo for now.Replicating the sky-high standards of 2017-18 was never going to be easy for Salah and, ironically, he was warned of the potential for a sophomore slump by Kane last May.“For me it is about doing it year after year. Any player wants to do it on a consistent basis and that’s what defines a good player from a great player,” he said.Kane and Salah have a respectful relationship, but their rivalry intensified when Salah questioned the decision to award Tottenham’s second goal in April’s 2-0 win at Stoke to Kane, after it had initially been credited to Christian Eriksen.– Burnout –Kane may have been hurt by the perception he was greedily hunting individual accolades but, undeterred, the England captain finished as top scorer at the World Cup with six goals.Yet, by his own admission, Kane was not quite at his best in Russia despite England’s run to the semi-finals and the hangover has continued into the new campaign.The 25-year-old has just scored two goals in six games for club and country this season, with the statistics behind those numbers making for even more unsettling reading.Sky Sports statistics released this week show Kane averaged 6.7 shots per 90 minutes by the end of August 2017, whereas he currently averages 2.6 shots per match.Amid fears Kane is nearing burnout, England boss Gareth Southgate was forced to defend his decision to bring on his captain as a substitute in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland on Tuesday.Ankle ligament damage suffered at the beginning of April, fatigue after such a short summer break and opponents taking extra care to snuff him out have all been mooted as reasons for Kane’s problems.“I’m concerned about Harry Kane. Since 2015, Kane has played 175 matches. Forget the physical side, he needs a mental break as well because he’s struggling,” former England assistant coach Gary Neville told Sky Sports this week.Salah’s dip has not stopped Liverpool climbing to the top of the Premier League after four successive wins, while Tottenham are just three points behind.Even so, it would be a comforting sight for Reds manager Klopp and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino if their star men were back on song this weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady are back in the Republic of Ireland squad for upcoming matches against Northern Ireland and Denmark following their return to fitness.Everton full-back Coleman missed last month’s Nations League double-header against Denmark and Wales with a stress fracture in his foot, while Burnley midfielder Brady is two games into his comeback from a serious knee injury which sidelined him for almost 11 months. Glenn Whelan is set to make what is likely his last appearance in a Rep of Ireland shirt But both players, two of the stars of the Republic’s Euro 2016 finals campaign, have been included in a 36-strong provisional squad for the friendly against Northern Ireland and UEFA Nations League clash against the Danes later this month.But there is no place for West Ham’s Declan Rice, amid claims he is ready to opt for England.Defender Stephen Ward and striker Jonathan Walters will also miss out once again due to respective knee and Achilles problems.There is also a place for 34-year-old Aston Villa midfielder Glenn Whelan, who will captain the team against Northern Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on November 15 in what is likely to be his 85th and last senior appearance for his country as he will not travel to Denmark. O’Neill has included four new faces in his provisional party, with Liverpool keeper Caoimhin Kelleher, Under-21 internationals Jimmy Dunne and Ryan Manning and 18-year-old Southampton striker Michael Obafemi all hoping to make the cut.Ireland head into the two games having won only once in nine outings in all competitions and knowing they will be relegated from Nations League B, Group 4 before they arrive in Aarhus if Denmark return from Wales with anything to show for their efforts.A failure to secure a victory from the five competitive games since their side won a World Cup qualifier in Cardiff in October last year has left a question mark over O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane, who have been at the helm for five years.However, the manager remains confident he can guide the nation to the Euro 2020 finals.Provisional Republic of Ireland squad:Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Colin Doyle (Hearts), Seam McDermott (Kristiansund), Caoimhim Kelleher (Liverpool), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolves), Richard Keogh (Derby), Shane Duffy (Brighton), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle), Kevin Long (Burnley), Jimmy Dunne (Hearts), John Egan, Enda Stevens (both Sheffield United), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (both Blackburn), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff), Robbie Brady, Jeff Hendrick (both Burnley), Harry Arter (Cardiff), Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan (both Aston Villa), David Meyler (Reading), Alan Browne (Preston), Shaun Williams (Millwall), Richie Towell, Ryan Manning (both Rotherham), Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (Stoke), Shane Long, Michael Obafemi (both Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson (both Preston), Aiden O’Brien (Millwall), Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth). Seamus Coleman and Robbie Brady have returned to the Republic of Ireland squad after injury 2 2
Motorists are being urged to take care this morning after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rainfall and severe winds to Ireland on Tuesday.While the worst of the flooding has subsided, a status orange wind warning is in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. The warning is in place until 2pm this Wednesday.Met Eireann are warning of extreme wind conditions today, with high tides and high seas bringing more coastal damage and flooding. Further heavy downpours are forecast for the north west thoughout the day and night before temperatures turn colder.Heavy flooding hit Inishowen and other areas of Donegal on Tuesday night. As many roads may still have flood water and debris, motorists are being warned today to slow down, and only drive through water if you’re sure it’s not too deep for your vehicle.The AA Roadwatch tells drivers to watch out for fallen trees and wind-blown debris, especially on secondary routes, and give a wide berth to pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.The strength of some of last-night’s wind gusts in Ulster were equal to that of ex-Hurricane Ophelia (96.7mph), according to forecaster Barra Best. 55,000 customers across Ireland are left without power today, however much of Donegal’s supplies have been restored. A power fault in Kilcar affecting 36 homes and business is expected to be repaired by 2pm Wednesday.ESB Networks is reminding customers to never approach broken lines or damaged poles, and keep children and animals away – report damage to ESB Networks at 1850 372 999 and listen to recorded messages carefully. Storm Eleanor: Wind warnings remain in place after night of destruction was last modified: January 5th, 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:storm eleanor
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kyle PolingThere has been an undeniable shift toward earlier planting of soybeans. Several Pioneer GrowingPoint agronomy research studies have shown the benefits of early planting for maximizing soybean yield (graph 1). Early planting allows growers to plant full-season varieties with higher yield potential. Additionally, soybeans planted earlier will generally produce more nodes/plant, reach canopy closure sooner, intercept more sunlight and spend a longer duration in reproductive growth (graph 2).Yield results from DuPont Pioneer Product Knowledge Plots from 1996 to 2012.The ideal soil temperature for soybean germination and emergence is 77 degrees F. However, soil temperatures at a two-inch depth do not typically reach these levels until late May or early June. Soybeans can easily germinate at soil temperatures of 50 degrees F at a two-inch soil depth, but it is not unusual for emergence to take three weeks at these low temperatures.However, growers who assume “earlier is always better” without proper planning and management techniques may be on a path to lower yields and missed opportunities. Balancing these risks versus the inherent rewards of early planting must be carefully considered. Imbibitional chilling injuries leading to stand loss are common if seeds are planted in soils where water under 40 degrees F will be absorbed by the seed. Frost can kill emerged soybean plants outright if temperatures are below 28 degrees F for an extended period of time (over four hours). Even if not lethal, cooler temperatures slow growth and put plants at increased risk of disease. In most cases slow growth due to cooler temperature will not negatively influence yield.Luckily, growers can keep in mind some key management practices to offset these risks. Growers should closely evaluate conditions at planting including is the soil fit for planting, are soil temperatures near or above 50 degrees F, and is the weather forecast for the next 24 to 48 hours following planting favorable. Seed treatment use — especially the combination of fungicide and insecticide treatments — may help avoid replanting as it increases initial plant stands by 20% on average.Early planting can also coincide with high populations of bean leaf beetles. In fields with a history of leaf beetles or other insect infestations, it is recommended to manage populations since they can negate the benefit of early planting. Bean leaf beetles can easily be managed by foliar insecticide or an insecticide seed treatment, so that should not hold growers back from a higher yield potential. Controlling early season problems helps maximize the yield benefit from planting the last week of April through the first week of May.Unfortunately, even with correct management practices to offset risks, sometimes soybeans will fail to develop in a healthy way. If conditions result in poor stand establishment, when and how should growers consider a replant? Replanting soybeans stands below the threshold of 100,000 plants per acre by filling in the existing stand will increase yield regardless of the date and seed treatment use. It is not recommended to tear up an existing soybean stand. Below-threshold plant stands should be filled with enough seed to bring the final stand above the 100,000 per acre recommendation. Using tillage and replanting the entire stand greatly limited yield potential in studies even at replant seeding rates of 220,000 seeds per acre. This is due to the entire plant stand being replanted or essentially planted later.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. footballI-Leagueindian footballReal Kashmir FC First Published: November 12, 2019, 6:33 PM IST New Delhi: Real Kashmir FC co-owner Sandeep Chattoo on Tuesday said he is confident of conducting his side’s home matches of the upcoming I-League in Srinagar.The abrogation of Article 370 and the ensuing communication lockdown in the valley had raised concerns over the visiting teams’ security, but Chattoo said they are ready to go ahead with the home matches. “We have unofficially been informed about our matches. We will be playing at home and 12th (December) is our first home game. You all are welcome,” Chattoo said on the sidelines of the unveiling of the team’s new jersey, alongside its partner adidas.As the I-League entered its final stretch last season, teams such as Minerva Punjab FC and East Bengal refused to travel to Srinagar in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.Asked about the assurances from the concerned security agencies, he said they will expect the same guarantees clubs from other states get while hosting their home matches.On the partnership which they forged with the sportswear giant adidas, he said, “Adidas and the Snow Leopards share a belief that sport has the power to change lives. Among other things, this power has inspired the youth, and put football at the centre of conversations on Kashmir.”It has garnered us a mammoth fan base that we could not have imagined. We are thrilled as, with this support, we are sure that we can go on to win the League.
The ongoing unrest in Kashmir valley has affected the prestigious Mughal Road car rally. The four-day rally which was scheduled to begin from July 14 has been now postponed due to the violence in Srinagar.This rally is fourth round of the six rounds of this year’s national super league rally championship (TSD format), organized by Himachal Motorsport and supported by Jammu and Kashmir tourism.VIOLENT CLASHES POSTPONE ANNUAL CAR RALLY Last week, Divisional Commissioners of Srinagar and all the surrounding districts were instructed to ensure the security arrangements for this rally. However, due to ongoing problem, it is not possible to organize a car race in those areas.India’s leading drivers were supposed to take part in this rally. The rally route was Srinagar-Larnoo-Margan pass-Inshan-Daksum-Sinthan pass-Bandhipur-Gurez-Srinagar.The five-year-old rally is noted among adventure sport enthusiasts for covering about 600 km distance including the scenic stretch through Pir Panjal. Also read:Kashmir remains under curfew, 23 dead so far, Amarnath Yatra on hold