James Yap reclaims 3-point crown. Photo by Randolph Leongson/INQUIRER.netBATANGAS — After nine years, James Yap is once again the league’s best marksman.The Rain or Shine sniper claimed the Three-Point Shootout title Friday in the 2018 PBA All-Star Week here at Batangas City Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Yap took home the P30,000 cash prize for winning the event.Blackwater’s Allein Maliksi, who won the event last year, could only score 11 points, the lowest in the first round.Also participating in the event were Ronald Tubid, Matthew Wright, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Marcio Lassiter, Nino Canaleta, JVee Casio, and Larry Fonacier.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments WATCH: Chris Paul shimmies in Steph Curry’s face after draining tough 3 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “I still can do it,” Yap sighed after capturing the crown.Making the most of the money balls, Yap drained nine out of the available 10 colored basketballs to wound up with 24 points, missing only his last ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Every time I shot the ball, I thought that this is the most important ball. Whenever it goes in, it adds to my confidence,” he said.Stanley Pringle finished second with his 21 points, while former champion Terrence Romeo could only get to 16. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Former champion Del Potro into US Open last 16 Kaepernick, who began a kneeling protest during pre-game playings of the national anthem that eventually aroused the ire of US President Donald Trump, has been unable to secure a contract with an NFL club since becoming a free agent in March of 2017.An arbitrator ruled this week that Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL can proceed in a blow for the league that had sought to have the case dismissed.Reid has a similar grievance pending, alleging league owners colluded to keep him as well as Kaepernick out of the NFL as retaliation for the protests.“I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change,” Serena said of the two.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The two were cheered when they were shown on massive screens at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Serena said she was too focused on her 6-1, 6-2 demolition of seven-time major winner Venus to notice them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’But she said she admired their willingness to use their public profiles to tackle issues of racial and social injustice.“I think every athlete, every human and definitely every African American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say,” she said. “They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable.” View comments NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 31: Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball against Venus Williams of the United States during their ladies singles third round match on Day Five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA/AFPSerena Williams said Friday that “every athlete, every human” should be grateful for the stand on social issues taken by former NFL players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.Kaepernick and Reid, two former San Francisco 49ers who are now out of the league, were among the luminaries who turned out for 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena’s US Open showdown with elder sister Venus on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ
1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Chelsea are planning a shock move for Manchester City’s 29-year-old striker Edin Dzeko, with City ready to listen to offers. (Sunday Mirror) Meanwhile, the Stamford Bridge club’s manager Jose Mourinho is also interested in Manchester City’s unsettled midfielder Yaya Toure, 32. (Sunday Express) Everton and Southampton are favourites to sign £10m-rated Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, 23. (Mail on Sunday)The Saints are also looking at Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, 24, as a replacement for their Manchester United-bound England international Nathaniel Clyne, 24. (Mail on Sunday) Former West Ham defender Slaven Bilic is on their managerial shortlist alongside favourite Rafael Benitez in anticipation of Sam Allardyce’s expected departure at the end of the season. (Mail on Sunday) Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller, 25, and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, 32 have emerged as transfer targets for Manchester United. (London Evening Standard) Manchester United’s 24-year-old goalkeeper David de Gea will hold a family meeting at the end of the season to decide his future. (Daily Star Sunday) However, United will struggle to get their money back on De Gea after being warned that Real Madrid are ready to play hardball over the Spanish keeper who they signed for nearly £18m from Atletico Madrid in 2011. (Sunday Mirror) Manchester United are also looking at Lazio’s Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson, 22. (Sunday People) Portuguese midfielder Nani is reportedly returning to Manchester United after Sporting Lisbon refused to meet the 28-year-old’s £15m price tag following a season-long loan in Portugal. (the Sun -subscription required) Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has cast doubt on whether £60m record signing Angel Di Maria can turn his form around after a disappointing first season for the winger, 27, at Old Trafford. (Mail on Sunday) Louis van Gaal wants to bring back Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba to Old Trafford. The France international, 22, left Manchester United to join the Serie A club in 2012 after failing to secure a regular first-team place under former manager Sir Alex Ferguson. (Observer) Manchester City hope to scupper United’s hopes of signing Gareth Bale, 25, from Real Madrid by tabling an £80m bid for the Welshman. (The Sun) Welshman Bale wants to leave Real Madrid after two seasons in Spain, and the European champions will allow him to depart if they receive a bid of more than £85m. (Sunday Times) Liverpool are stepping up their pursuit of Asier Illarramendi after Real Madrid officially put the 25-year-old midfielder up for sale. (Sunday People) Swansea manager Garry Monk hopes to add “five or six quality players” to his squad during the summer transfer window. (Observer) And here are the latest transfer rumours…Barcelona chief admits interest in Inter Milan star and Man City targetTransfer blow! Liverpool and Arsenal target will not leave Barcelona this summerPetr Cech latest: Jose Mourinho expects goalkeeper to stay at ChelseaMarseille join Newcastle and Southampton in race for Ligue 1 starNo chance Man City will sell Sergio Aguero, claims Manuel Pellegrini amid Real Madrid interestExclusive – Brendan Rodgers confident Raheem Sterling will sign new Liverpool dealExclusive – Tottenham will not sell Harry Kane to Manchester United, insists Spurs team-mateTransfer latest: Man United to bid £45m for Tottenham’s Harry KaneExclusive – Jordon Ibe to sign new Liverpool contract, reveals Brendan RodgersInter Milan boss Roberto Mancini says he ‘has not gone quiet’ on signing Man City star Yaya ToureMarseille eye summer swoop for Tottenham flopReports: Southampton open talks with Nantes over defenderManchester United battle it out with Bundesliga side for Torino starLiverpool suffer blow in race for Serie A starExclusive – Liverpool target described as a ‘terrific young player’ by Brendan Rodgers Transfer rumours and paper review
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe issue, which dominated debate on a $25.9 billion Interior Department spending bill, saw the sides split largely along geographic, not partisan lines. Republicans and Democrats from coastal states opposed lifting the drilling restrictions. The fight to open the waters off both coasts and the eastern Gulf of Mexico to energy companies – at least for natural gas – was led by Rep. John Peterson, R-Pa. He called natural gas “the mother’s milk” of an array of industries from chemical and fertilizer companies to the makers of bricks, and said if there isn’t more gas found domestically, prices will remain high and industries will be forced overseas where the fuel is cheaper. “This is about the economy of America,” said Peterson, pleading with fellow lawmakers to end the offshore drilling moratorium that Congress first imposed in 1981 and which it has been extended every year since. It covers virtually all outer continental shelf waters outside of the western Gulf of Mexico where U.S. offshore oil and gas wells are concentrated. “Natural gas beyond three miles belongs to all Americans and we are entitled to use it,” argued Rep. Ralph Regula, R-Ohio, whose district, like Peterson’s, lies far from the ocean waters that were at the heart of the House debate. WASHINGTON – Despite talk of an energy crisis and the need for independence from foreign oil, Congress seems to be in no mood to open more of the country’s coastal waters to energy development. The House late Thursday rejected an attempt to end the quarter-century ban on oil and natural gas drilling that has been in effect for 85 percent of the country’s coastal waters from Alaska to New England despite arguments that new supplies are needed to lower energy costs. Lawmakers from Florida and California, who led the fight to continue the drilling moratorium, said they feared energy projects as close as three miles from shore could jeopardize multibillion-dollar tourism industries in their states. “People don’t go to visit the coasts of Florida or the coast of California to watch oil wells,” Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., said. Most lawmakers made clear they felt otherwise. First, the House rejected by a lopsided 279-141 vote an attempt by Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, to lift the long-standing moratorium as it applies to oil drilling. Then the House voted 217-203 to put back into the Interior bill the language – stricken last week by a committee at Peterson’s request – that also continues the ban on natural gas drilling in those same waters. The overall bill was approved 293-128 and sent to the Senate. “Drilling for natural gas means drilling for oil,” argued Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., citing industry pronouncements that where there is gas, often oil is found and probably would be developed. “Drilling three miles off our coast will not lower gas prices today or anytime in the near future.” Peterson sought to ease the coastal-state lawmakers’ concerns. Lifting the moratorium wouldn’t mean drilling right away, he said. The presidential moratorium would not be affected by the congressional action, he said. And President George W. Bush has said he has no intention of tinkering with the moratorium, which also had been the policy of his two predecessors. But Capps said if Congress lifts its ban, there would be growing pressure on the White House to do the same. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., was more blunt. “Our coasts are simply too valuable to risk this. I can’t depend on the president. The president is an oil man.” Separately, by a 252-165 vote, the House, directed the Interior Department to renegotiate contracts on oil leases that allowed companies to avoid federal royalty payments even when oil prices soared. To get companies to renegotiate the contracts – which date back to the 1990s but involve leases still producing – it barred companies from receiving new leases unless they renegotiate the earlier ones. In other action on the Interior bill, the House: Approved a restriction on road-building in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Barred the Interior Department from selling wild horses for slaughter as part of its wild horse and burro adoption program. Told the Environmental Protection Agency not to implement a 2003 directive that environmentalists contend reduces wetlands protection. Separately, an attempt to debate climate change – and for the first time bring up for a vote the idea of mandatory caps on greenhouse gases – was blocked. A “sense of Congress” resolution on the subject was ruled out of order. The climate provision offered by Rep. Norman Dicks, D-Wash., would have put lawmakers on record as agreeing that human actions were contributing to global warming and that carbon emissions into the atmosphere should be limited.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Preview Story Links Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HTML) Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley On ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – Junior De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) scored a career-high 24 points with six assists to lead the Drake University men’s basketball team to a 102-98 win over Loyola in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.McMurray was joined in scoring by Reed Timmer’s (New Berlin, Wis.) 23 points as the pair went 14-of-25 from the field on a night in which Drake (3-10, 1-0 MVC) shot 53.8 percent from the field and 55.6 percent from the three-point arc.”Our guys continue to be aggressive,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “I’m super proud of our guys, their effort, they way prepared and came out and played with confidence. De’Antae had a terrific night finding guys and getting his own.”Loyola (10-4, 0-1 MVC) was paced by 30 points and 10 rebounds from Donte Ingram. Despite Ingram’s efforts, Drake held a 13-rebound advantage on the glass. Drake, which has now scored 100 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 1979, needed all 102 points to stave off a furious rally by the Ramblers in the final minutes of the game.With 4:40 left in the contest, the Bulldogs held a commanding 89-69 lead that was met with a 16-0 Loyola run to pull the Ramblers within four points, 89-85, with two minutes remaining.Drake stretched its lead back out to nine on a three-point play from Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) and was able to convert enough free throws in the final minute to keep the Ramblers down by at least two possessions. Three free throws from McMurray in the final 20 seconds helped secure the Bulldogs’ first win in a conference opener since the 2013-14 season.The Bulldogs built their cushion via a season-high 53 points in the opening half as both teams shot better than 55 percent from the field in a torrid first half in which Drake carried a 53-41 lead into halftime.Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) scored all 16 of his points in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting and 4-of-5 from the arc as the Bulldogs made seven three-pointers in the first 20 minutes. The half featured six lead changes before the Bulldogs closed the half with seven-straight points.With just under 10 minutes left in the second half, Drake added to that lead via a 20-5 run to take its 20-point lead. McMurray hit three-straight three-pointers during that span to help give the Bulldogs enough of a lead to withstand Loyola’s late surge.The 200 combined points were the most in a regulation MVC game since Evansville and Indiana State combined to score 187 points in 1999.Drake takes to the road for its next two MVC contests starting with a Jan. 1 contest at SIU followed by a Jan. 4 date at Wichita State.Print Friendly Version at SIU 1/1/2017 – 4 p.m.
EXCLUSIVE: Gardai have raided two homes in Letterkenny as part of an investigation into the alleged theft of Irish Water property.A water meter.The searches took place on Friday morning last.It is understood that property was recovered but no arrests were made. It is believed that several water caps was amongst the property recovered.Responding to a request by Donegal Daily following claims by county councillor Michael Mac Giolla Easbuig, Garda Superintendent David Kelly confirmed an operation had taken place.“A report was made to Gardai about the alleged thefts of Irish Water Company property.“This matter is currently under investigation and as this investigation is ongoing, we cannot make any further comment at this stage.” Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig described the raids as “political policing.”“This is political policing at its worst. This is the Government using the Gardai to attempt to intimidate and frighten off opposition to the Water Tax.“We have seen this with the arrest of Paul Murphy TD and others in Dublin.“Our message to this Government is very simple – ‘You will not intimidate or frighten us who are organising against this unjust tax,” he aid.He called on those against the water charges to come to Letterkenny on April 25th where they can bin their bills. GARDAI RAID HOMES AS PART OF IRISH WATER PROPERTY INVESTIGATION was last modified: April 10th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalGardaihomesIrish Waterraidswater meter
IPD extended its work to South Africa in 1997, when its first local property index was published. At the end of 2011, the total value of the IPD SA Databank included over 2 000 investments with a total value of R205-billion. SAinfo reporter 6 July 2012 Cape Town and Johannesburg’s commercial property has outshone that of cities such as New York and London over the past 10 years, according to Investment Property Databank’s (IPD’s) Global Cities Report released in London this week. “Commercial property is a key measure of economic vitality, since strong retail, leisure and industrial performance encourages investors such as pension funds to buy up buildings to earn income through rental income and capital value increases,” the London-based research and information company said in a statement. “Over a 10-year period, Johannesburg and Cape Town saw the strongest growth in property values around the world,” IPD said. Capital value appreciation in Cape Town has hit 9.7% over 10 years to 2011 and Johannesburg’s has hit 7.5%, compared to 3.6% percent for New York, 2.2% percent for London and -0.1% for Munich, the Global Cities Report showed. The report compares real estate performance in 60 cities in 24 countries. It also examines the impact of tourism, gross domestic product, exchange rates and national debt on property performance. Johannesburg and Cape Town outperformed major global cities due to growing investor appetite and the fact that its property was sheltered from the global financial crisis, the report found. “The picture for global real estate is a tale of havens and have-nots,” said IPD senior director for group business development Peter Hobbs. “Institutions want safety, and at the minute, that means low-yielding prime office or retail in safe haven pockets around the world.” The two South African cities serve as havens as both Johannesburg and Cape Town boast a strong fundamental demand for real estate. “Properties with good leases held by strong tenants tend to be attractive to institutions sheltering from the volatility of global markets,” Hobbs said. “Only a select few cities around the world have values above their pre-recession peaks – among them Johannesburg, Cape Town, Zurich, Munich, Toronto and Seoul, while Dublin has remained bottom of the list for three consecutive years.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A European trade team representing Spain, Italy and Malta recently spent a week touring wheat fields in North Dakota, Minnesota and Ohio.“Tours like this one are important for all U.S. wheat growers,” said Brad Moffitt with the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program. “Our visitors for this tour are more hard wheat and durum customers but they blend a lot of wheat as well which means they do have an interest in the soft wheat as well.”In fact, Soft Red Wheat (SRW) was the top U.S. wheat class imported during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 marketing years. During those two years, roughly 80% of the SRW was imported by Spain and 15% was imported by Italy. The European Union has not imported any SRW since June of 2013, but this can change quickly if it is competitively priced, which is why Ohio was a part of this U.S. Wheat Associates sponsored tour.“The objective of the wheat checkoff is to create demand for our product and, in turn, drive profitability for our farmers,” Moffitt said. “That is why visits like this from our E.U. customers are so important.”The group’s Ohio leg included a tour of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Lab in Wooster, a visit to the OARDC wheat test plots for an overview of the Soft Red Wheat Breeding Program and concluded with a farm tour and dinner at Stover Family Farms in Shelby.“The main point of this trip is to give these E.U.-based customers confidence on the high quality of the U.S wheat varieties and to show them, first hand, that a lot of effort and investment is going into the development of new varieties that are suited for their markets and their products,” said Rutger Koekoek, a marketing specialist with U.S. Wheat Associates. “They are very critical buyers and we like to show them that the U.S. wheat industry is making a big effort to satisfy their requirements.”VIDEO: Wheat tour showcases U.S. varieties to E.U. buyers
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The #2 story of 2015 was: A farmer’s story This straightforward story from Richard Flax from Clark County about his life-threatening experience in a grain bin last winter is a must read for anyone working around grain storage facilities. It only takes a moment to unwittingly put your life in danger. The story covers what Richard admits he did wrong, but also what was done right to turn a possible tragedy into a success story and a warning for others. Thanks to Richard for sharing his powerful story.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have been running corn pretty much every day. We are two-thirds done with corn and in another five or six good days we could have all of our corn off.The stalk quality depends on the variety. Certain varieties are weathering the stress of the year better. We don’t want to leave it stand out there any longer than we have to. We have found a little bit of mold in the corn but not enough to be docked on what we have hauled in. It looks like Diplodia on the ears in a couple of varieties. The test weight seemed to be a little lower there too. More than anything, variety dictated things this year. Certain varieties handled the stress better than others.Our yields in the northern part of the county were off because they got less moisture. It was five or six inches shorter on rain and that made a difference. The variety made a difference too on not yielding as well. But everything we have run so far has been at or above our APH so we are not complaining.Our averages are fine but our top end yields on the best ground were hurt. We were set up for a record year going into the summer but the dry stretch hurt us. It is amazing how fast the corn has dried down in the last few weeks. We dumped some 111-day corn straight into a bin at 15.5% moisture last week.In the few fungicide plots we did, it looks like it paid even though we were dry. It looks like it might have kept the plants alive right at the end and added some bushels. Anything we tested fertilizer-wise didn’t seem like it paid.We were excited to run some beans this week so I could plant some wheat. We were going to switch over and try some beans but with the forecast we decided to keep running corn until it rains. I am amazed how well beans are holding their leaves and green stems. I am hoping the rain will actually help to mature them the last 10%. The beans look good and if we don’t have average to above average beans I’ll be disappointed.