Bolts clinch No. 1 seed

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES View comments June Mar Fajardo led San Miguel with 26 points and eight rebounds.The Beermen fell to 7-4 and a share of fifth and sixth spots with the Star Hotshots, who thwarted NLEX, 101-93, in the first game.The Hotshots leaned on the trio of Paul Lee, import Kristofer Acox and Mark Barroca to keep themselves in the hunt for a top four seat and a twice-to-beat incentive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLee poured in seven of his 15 points in the payoff period, Acox tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Barroca had 13 points and four rebounds as the Hotshots overhauled a 36-44 halftime deficit.“We had the proper mindset and it was to win,” said Star coach Chito Victolero. “The only thing we had control of is our game and I’m proud of my players, especially in the second half. They stepped up on defense plus we had a better ball movement.” 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 Amit, Kiamco-Chua advance; bowlers toppled DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidecenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees PBA IMAGESMeralco stuns San Miguel; Star on track for semis incentive Meralco overhauled an 18-point third quarter deficit en route to a 104-101 squeaker over San Miguel Beer to seize the solo lead and top seeding in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Allen Durham carried the Bolts down the stretch, finishing with 35 points and 13 rebounds as they climbed to 9-2 and seal a twice-to-beat edge against No. 8 Blackwater in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lee and Barroca found their groove midway in the fourth quarter to trigger Star’s breakaway, 95-83, with 3:20 left.PJ Simon topscored for Star with 16 points, while Aldrech Ramos had 14 points.Aaron Fuller led the Road Warriors with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Alex Mallari fired 13 points.—RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Inter Milan beat Tottenham to £15million midfield ace

first_imgInter Milan have agreed personal terms with Tottenham target Giannelli Imbula, according to reports in Italy.Several clubs are chasing the Marseille man and he had previously been linked with a move to Valencia.Tottenham had also expressed an interest in the 22-year-old but they now appear to have missed out on the midfielder.According to Sky Sport Italia, Imbula has instead agreed personal terms ahead of a move to the San Siro.Inter and Marseille are now set to discuss a transfer fee for the Frenchman, who is valued at around £15m. 1 Giannelli Imbula last_img read more

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High demand, tight supply inflate area housing prices

first_imgThree-hour commutes, million-dollar tract homes and low-income, interest-only loans — is this the new American Dream in Southern California? Back in 2000, real estate experts predicted higher home prices –but nothing like the 10 percent, 20 percent and even 25 percent annual increases that resulted. In some areas, homes jumped $100,000 in one year. And those ever-increasing prices accelerated the buying frenzy and amplified the sticker shock. “There is this sense that there’s a ship moving out and a lot of people are willing to do a lot to get on it and the people who haven’t gotten on are embittered and waiting and wanting the ship to to hit an iceberg,” said Hans P. Johnson with the Public Policy Institute of California. Real estate economists differ on whether Southern California is overpriced and perched atop a bubble that is liable to pop or slowly deflate in the near future. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Some, like Christopher Thornberg, author of a quarterly economic forecast from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, figure Los Angeles is overpriced by 30 percent. People are buying and paying more than they would if they rented the same house because they expect home prices will keep going up. He expects prices to go flat or make a slight decline. Recent home buyers may not necessarily lose money — they just got 10 years worth of appreciation in two years. Others believe Southern California prices will continue to be high as long as home construction does not keep up with population growth in the region. Southern California added 318,014 residents last year, but built only 111,019 new houses and apartments — that’s roughly 6,700 units short of what the region needs, according to the Building Industry Association of California. And Southern California is still lagging from a dramatic decline in home construction in the 1990s. With high demand and tight supply, experts say, prices can only go up. More importantly, some experts say, Southern California hasn’t built enough housing to supply the middle-income folks — the firefighters, teachers and $40,000-a-year workers — particularly in the western end of the region. “We can’t build enough houses at the right price for the majority of people,” said Bill Rattazzi, president of John Laing Homes’ LA/Ventura Division. Rattazzi has lost about 10 percent of his workers, among them receptionists and middle-managers, who moved out of the region in order to afford their American Dream. That concerns Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., who said continued high home prices could make it difficult for some businesses to relocate to Southern California and for existing employers to recruit qualified workers from outside the area. And, the region could start losing some of its skilled young people, who decide to move to Arizona, Nevada or other states where they can afford to buy a house. “Is there anything being done to solve the problem? The answer is no. We’ve boxed ourselves in, all we can develop is high-end stuff. It’s a real concern,” Kyser said. — Kerry Cavanaugh can be reached at (818) 713-3746, or by e-mail at kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com.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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Fulham v Sheff Utd: team news

first_imgFulham boss Rene Meulensteen named a strong side for tonight’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Sheffield United at Craven Cottage.Fulham: Stockdale; Passley, Hangeland, Burn, Amorebieta; Kasami, Tanković, Parker, Kačaniklić; Dempsey; Rodallega.Subs: Stekelenburg, Sidwell, Karagounis, Duff, Dejagah, David, Christensen.Sheffield United: qHoward, Harris, Brayford, Maguire, Flynn, Porter, McGinn, Collins, Coady, Scougall, Murphy.Subs: Long, Hill, Baxter, Miller, Kennedy, De Girolamo, Dimaio.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Two more horses die at Santa Anita racetrack; owners reject state board’s request to end season

first_imgSanta Anita officials have rejected the California Horse Racing Board’s request to cancel the final six days of its spring-summer meet, a statement from the board said Sunday. Two more horses died at the track this weekend, bringing the total number of fatalities to 29 during the meet.The board’s request was issued in the wake of the meet’s 28th death on Saturday night, saying the closure could “provide the industry more time to fully implement previously announced safety initiatives and …last_img read more

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Ara hooch tragedy: all 15 accused convicted

first_imgAll the 15 accused in the Ara hooch tragedy case, in which 21 poor people had died in December 2012, were convicted on Tuesday by a local court and sent to judicial custody. The court will pronounce quantum of sentence against them on July 26.While hearing the case, Additional District and Sessions Judge-1 Ramesh Chandra Dwivedi held all the accused guilty under various sections of the IPC, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Excise Act. Of the 15 accused, five are women. The quantum of sentence would be pronounced on July 26. Legal experts told The Hindu that the guilty are likely to face a minimum punishment of 10 years in jail and a maximum of a life term.On December 7, 2012, a total of 21 people from the Mahadalit community of Mushari Tola of Anaith village under the Nawada police station of Ara in Bhojpur district had died in the span of three days after consuming illegal country-made liquor. Their death had sparked widespread protests in the district with hundreds of students blocking roads and burning tyres. Later in April 2016, the Nitish government had declared Bihar a dry State with promulgation of a stringent Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016.last_img read more

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Ribery and Muller back in Bayern training

first_imgBayern München Ribery and Muller return to Bayern Munich training Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 02:26 11/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Franck Ribery Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund Supercopa Alemana 05082017 Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images Bayern München Bundesliga Robert Lewandowski Jupp Heynckes could have two key men available again for the Bundesliga game against Hannover on Saturday Franck Ribery is back in training after two months out with a knee injury, while Bayern Munich team-mate Thomas Muller is also on the comeback trail after a month on the sidelines with a torn thigh muscle.The return of the duo on Tuesday is a timely boost for the Bundesliga champions, who saw their lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to three points after a 2-1 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.Bayern 17/20 to beat Hannover to nil Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Ribery and Muller could be in contention for selection in the home match against Hannover at the weekend, while Rafinha also trained with the group after recovering from an ankle injury.Completed the whole session with the team today! I’ll be back #MiaSanMia #training #fcbayern #fr7@FCBayern pic.twitter.com/mOyjNuAGgB— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) November 28, 2017David Alaba stepped up his recovery from a back problem with a running session, but Bayern confirmed star striker Robert Lewandowski trained alone at the club’s performance centre.last_img read more

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US appeals court blesses ATTs 81B merger with Time Warner

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has blessed AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner, defeating the Trump administration by affirming that the $81 billion merger won’t harm consumers or competition in the booming pay TV market.The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington came Tuesday in the high-stakes competition case, approving one of the biggest media marriages ever. It was already completed last spring soon after a federal trial judge approved it, as phone and pay TV giant AT&T absorbed Time Warner, the owner of CNN, HBO, the Warner Bros. movie studio, “Game of Thrones,” coveted sports programming and other “must-see” shows.Many observers had expected the decision favourable to AT&T from the three-judge appeals court panel, which upheld the trial judge’s June ruling.Marcy Gordon, The Associated Press read more

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Top UN official discusses natural disasters economic crisis with Filipino leader

22 October 2009The top United Nations official in Asia and the Pacific and the leader of the Philippines today discussed how the country is coping in the aftermath of a series of deadly storms, as well as the region’s response to the ongoing financial crisis. In their meeting, Noeleen Heyzer lauded President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for her leadership in helping victims of the storms which battered the country last month.Tropical storm Ketsana (also known as Ondoy) and typhoon Parma, which struck within a week of each other, led to more than 500 deaths and displaced scores of thousands of others, and caused crop damage estimated at over $160 million.The President expressed her gratitude to the UN for its financial and technical support to the Government in the relief and recovery efforts.Ms. Heyzer, the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), also briefed Ms. Arroyo on the Commission’s role in coordinating the regional response to the financial crisis.She also paid tribute to the President’s leadership in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the Philippines to lessen the effects of the crisis.In addition, she recognized the President’s efforts in advancing the cause of women, noting the recent passage of the Magna Carta of Women – a comprehensive women’s rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.During her first official visit to the Philippines as head of ESCAP, Ms. Heyzer also addressed the Asia-Pacific NGO Forum on Beijing+15, which began today in Quezon City.She told the more than 500 delegates that although overall progress has been uneven 15 years after the Fourth World Conference on Women, which took place in the Chinese capital in 1995, Asia and the Pacific has led the way in shaping how governments integrate a gender perspective into economic and social development programmes.Noting some of the region’s achievements, she cited an increase in women’s representation in the political and decision-making processes in many countries, as well as action to combat violence against women.“These changes happened because of the unswerving commitment of millions of women and men who share a vision of more equitable societies, where daughters have the same chances as sons, where women live safe from violence, poverty and discrimination,” said Ms. Heyzer. read more

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