Tigresses battle Lady Blazers, shoot for outright semis slot

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former Tour champion Ullrich arrested over alleged attack LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 UST last tasted a championship in 2010, when Aiza Maizo led the Tigresses to a three-conference romp, capped by the 2010 Shakey’s V-League first conference crown.Leading UST are youngsters Eya Laure, Tin Francisco, Kecelyn Galdones, Carla Sandoval, Alina Bicar and Milena Alessandrini, who have had breakout performances thus far.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But UST assistant coach Ian Fernandez—filling in for Kungfu Reyes, who is with the national team—refused to get carried away, saying they’re up against tough teams.The Tigresses will be tested by the deceptive Lady Blazers, middle-of-the-road campaigners who are within striking distance of the top four. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Santo Tomas shoots for a fifth straight win and outright entry to the semifinals when it faces St. Benilde Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.On top of the heap with a 4-0 record, the Tigresses are already creating a major championship buzz the way they have not in the past seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ St. Benilde bucked a 0-2 start to beat San Beda last week, 21-25, 26-24, 25-8, 25-23.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

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Softball Shuts Out Indiana State, 9-0, To Complete MVC Series Sweep

first_img Live Stats Southern Illinois 4/2/2016 – 2:00 PM TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University softball team completed its second-straight Missouri Valley Conference series sweep by shutting out Indiana State, 9-0, on Saturday. For third-consecutive game, Drake (16-11, 6-0 MVC) needed just five innings to defeat Indiana State (7-24, 1-6 MVC) by the eight-run rule. On Saturday, the Bulldogs used a combination of timely hitting, outstanding pitching by sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and capitalizing on three Sycamores errors. Newman allowed just two hits in five innings while striking out five as she improved to 12-5 with the win. Newman faced just one more batter then the minimum. Drake was led at the plate once again by junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.). Sowa went 2-for-3 with another home run, this a two-run shot, and has four home runs in the last two games. In three games against Indiana State, she went 8-for-10 with three doubles, four home runs, eight runs scored and 14 runs batted in. Freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) launched her team-leading seventh home run of the season. Frank finished 1-for-3 with one home run, one walk, two runs scored and three RBI. Fellow freshman Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) had one double and one run scored. Drake scored one run in the second, two in the third, four in the fourth and one in the fifth inning. The Bulldogs opened their MVC slate with a three-game sweep of Evansville last weekend. Drake travels to Iowa City, Iowa, for an in-state game with Iowa on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Bulldogs then return to Ron Buel Field on April 2 & 3 to host SIU in their first home MVC series.Print Friendly Version Watch Live Preview Next Game: Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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CM Ajit Jogi finally manages to wrest Chhattisgarh Olympic Association president post

first_imgMATCH WON: Ajit Jogi gets his coveted postMost Indian politicians, for some reason or the other, want to head a sports body. Prominent among them are Suresh Kalmadi, V.K. Malhotra, Laloo Prasad Yadav and V.C. Shukla. Add to that list Ajit Jogi.After a long power struggle between his and Shukla’s,MATCH WON: Ajit Jogi gets his coveted postMost Indian politicians, for some reason or the other, want to head a sports body. Prominent among them are Suresh Kalmadi, V.K. Malhotra, Laloo Prasad Yadav and V.C. Shukla. Add to that list Ajit Jogi.After a long power struggle between his and Shukla’s group, the Chhattisgarh chief minister has finally managed to wrest the post of president of the Chhattisgarh Olympic Association (COA). This also makes him a voting member of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).Some time last year Jogi decided he wanted to represent the new state in the IOA. Most sports bodies in the state were either in their nascent stages or not yet formed. Shukla, a former president of the IOA, meanwhile installed his protege, former Raipur mayor Balbir Juneja.The battle between Jogi and Shukla began over the chief minister’s chair. It stretched to the COA. With the first strike Shukla kept Jogi at bay and his friend Kalmadi, president of the IOA, helped matters along by not recognising Jogi’s Olympics body formed with the backing of 17 state sports associations.The matter went to court with both parties petitioning the Delhi High Court and the stalemate continued. Till Jogi’s only son, Amit, entered the fray on his father’s behalf.Using his surprisingly persuasive skills Jogi Jr managed to do what his father had been unable to do in six months – he got his father the coveted post.The primary objective achieved, it would not be long before Jogi starts gunning for Kalmadi’s job. And if Kalmadi knows better then he should be wary of the son and not the father.advertisementlast_img read more

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Government Taking Steps to Mitigate Threat of Cyber Crimes

first_imgStory Highlights The Government is proactively putting measures in place to mitigate the global threat of cyber crimes in the island. With the advances in technology and telecommunication have come new opportunities for persons to engage in criminal activities. The CERT is expected to assist in the protection of Jamaica’s Internet infrastructure. The Government is proactively putting measures in place to mitigate the global threat of cyber crimes in the island, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Julian Robinson, has said.Mr. Robinson pointed out that strategies such as amendments to the Cybercrimes Act; the establishment of a Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT); the setting up of the National Cyber Security Taskforce; training and capacity building, among others, are being pursued by the Government.The State Minister was speaking at the National Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Regional Headquarters, Mona, on Tuesday, October 1.Individuals, businesses and Governments around the world use the internet as the primary medium for communication and for the delivery of services, such as finance, commerce, health care and education. However, with the advances in technology and telecommunication have come new opportunities for persons to engage in criminal activities.Mr. Robinson said amendments to the Cybercrimes Act, to be tabled in Parliament shortly, will include new provisions that will bolster the legislation, while increasing penalties for cyber criminals.He noted that these penalties will be deterrents for persons who commit such offences, pointing out that under the current Act, the penalties are not as harsh as they should be.The State Minister also informed that provisions have been made for the Act to be reviewed on a consistent basis, as part of efforts to deal with the changing times, while ensuring that “the laws are consistent with the type of activities that are taking place.”Commenting on the importance of the Cyber Emergency Response Team (CERT), he said this will ensure that mechanisms are in place to deal with the threats whenever they may occur.The CERT is expected to assist in the protection of Jamaica’s Internet infrastructure by co-ordinating defences against cyber attacks and threats.“There is no proper organisation or mechanism to deal with the detection, tracking or mitigation of cyber attacks and cyber crimes at the Governmental level. Isolated cases are treated on an ad hoc basis either by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or the computer related departments in the Government. The country currently doesn’t have a medium to track and understand cyber crimes that are occurring in the country, and some of the types of crimes relate to finance, scamming, banking, viruses and fraud,” he noted.The  State Minister  said  the establishment of the Cybercrimes Task Force, which is advisory in nature, provides advice to the Government on how to deal with cyber crimes. It comprises both members of the public and the private sector.In addition, Mr. Robinson said collaborations with international stakeholders such as the Organization of American States and the training of personnel are some of the other measures being undertaken.The National Conference on Cyber Security and Digital Forensics was held under the theme: ‘Protecting identity, banking and citizen information networks’.It brought together a wide range of stakeholders under one roof in an effort to deepen understanding on the topic; to design regional and national strategic approaches; and to ultimately seek global and local solutions to the challenge of cyber crimes.The conference was hosted by the Mona ICT Policy Centre and the Mona School of Business and Management, in partnership with the Global Internet Society and the law firm, Henlin Gibson Henlin.It was sponsored by the National Commercial Bank, the Jamaica National Building Society, First Global Bank, the Jamaica Observer, the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) and CARIMAC.last_img read more

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