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Could a wireless pacemaker let hackers take control of your heart?

first_imgIn a 2012 episode of the TV series Homeland, Vice President William Walden is assassinated by a terrorist who hacks into his Internet-enabled heart pacemaker and accelerates his heartbeat until he has a heart attack. A flight of fancy? Not everyone thinks so.Internet security experts have been warning for years that such devices are open to both data theft and remote control by a hacker. In 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiologist disabled the wireless functionality of his pacemaker because of just that risk. “It seemed to me to be a bad idea for the vice president to have a device that maybe somebody on a rope line or in the next hotel room or downstairs might be able to get into—hack into,” said the cardiologist, Jonathan Reiner of George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., in a TV interview last year.Medical devices such as insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and pacemakers or defibrillators have become increasingly small and wearable in recent years. They often connect with a hand-held controller over short distances using Bluetooth. Often, either the controller or the device itself is connected to the Internet by means of Wi-Fi so that data can be sent directly to clinicians. 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And FDA has focused on reliability, user safety, and ease of use—not on protecting against malicious attacks. In a Safety Communication in 2013, the agency said that it “is not aware of any patient injuries or deaths associated with these incidents nor do we have any indication that any specific devices or systems in clinical use have been purposely targeted at this time.” FDA does say that it “expects medical device manufacturers to take appropriate steps” to protect devices. Manufacturers are starting to wake up to the issue and are employing security experts to tighten up their systems. But unless such steps become compulsory, it may take a fatal attack on a prominent person for the security gap to be closed.For more on privacy and to take a quiz on your own privacy IQ, see “The end of privacy” special section in this week’s issue of  Science.last_img read more

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Trump administration mulls more visa hurdles for Indian expat workers in US

first_imgTHE US government is readying a proposal to make employers pre-register when planning to hire foreigners under the H-1B visa programme, in another change by the Trump administration that is causing alarm among Indian expatriate workers, who constitute almost 70 percent of all H-1B visa holders in the US.The new rule, which will require US firms to first register electronically, is expected to go into effect February 2018, according to international immigration firm Fragomen’s, Times of India reported. The visas will be limited to 85,000 per year – 65,000 for foreigners coming from abroad and 20,000 for foreign graduates in US colleges and universities.Hindustan Times stated that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which oversees the visa programme, will then randomly select beneficiary employers from among those registered, likely through an electronic lottery. Read it at Asian Correspondent Related Itemslast_img read more

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Number of Indians holidaying abroad to treble by 2025: report

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) The number of Indians holidaying abroad is likely to treble by 2025 and may account for 40 per cent of the international air trips from the country, according to an aviation think-tank report.The growth in vacations in foreign countries will be driven by tourists from tier-2 Indian cities as well as an increase in budget carriers flying on international routes, the report jointly prepared by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation and Expedia group said.Read it at India Today Related Itemslast_img read more

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EB-5 Visa plan, a good option for Indians wishing to move to the US

first_imgThe EB-5 Visa Programme could be a good alternative for Indians wishing to migrate to the US, especially at a time when H1-B Visa rules are being tightened.“The current administration isn’t against immigration, they are against illegal immigration. And they want to make the entire visa system more of a merit based system as opposed to a lottery. The EB-5 Visa is merit based as people are sacrificing something to get their green card,” said Andrew Graves, Director, Business Development, US Immigration Fund (USIF).Read it at The Hindu Business Line Related Itemslast_img read more

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Infosys Arm Wins Deal to Digitise Canadian Procurement System

first_imgInfosys Public Services on Monday said it won a $62-million (Rs 451 crore) deal to digitize Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for modernizing and automating its processes.“Infosys Public Services (IPS) is working with global professional services firm Ernst & Young and German software major SAP (Canada) to digitize PSPC procurement system by implementing and managing cloud-based electronic procurement solution,” said the city-based IT firm in a statement here.Read it at Voice Online Related Itemslast_img read more

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Indian Boy Had Mobile App At 9. At 13, He Owns Software Company In Dubai

first_imgA 13-year-old Indian boy in Dubai, who developed his first mobile application four years ago, also owns a software development company, a media report said Sunday.Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application as a hobby to beat boredom and also has been designing logos and websites for clients.Read it at NDTV Related Itemslast_img

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Waytha Moorthy’s Indian Party On Membership Drive

first_imgThe Malaysian Advancement Party (MAP), which hopes to be the main party representing the Indian community, has embarked on a membership drive.Its pro-tem president P Waytha Moorthy said in a statement today that an application to register MAP was filed in August, 2018, and it was awaiting approval by the Registrar of Societies.Read it at FMT Related Itemslast_img

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World Cup 2011 Long Shots, Close-Ups & Side Shows!

first_imgYeah, sure it’s over and the slam-bang IPL is on, but isn’t it worth recounting the madness of March-April? Of the reams written by everybody and anybody, with bursting pride, patriotism and passion, addressing all the major issues … stuff like — Is Dhoni the greatest Indian captain and is Team India 2011, the best ever? Was the 68 million viewership of the World Cup Finals, a world-record? Beyond true grit, was this year’s tournament, India’s Super Bowl, a sensational commercial carnival to beat all carnivals? Finally, what about the spicy side-shows provided by model Poonam Pandey and her revealing declaration to strip naked, or pregnant mothers threatening to name their kids, Sachin, Mahi, whatever? First things first. Is Mahi India’s best captain ever? What makes this Jharkhand guy, hardly seven years old in the big league and a little over four as head honcho, so very special? While the first question can be debated to death (with the scales, presently tilting to a yes) the second offers more scope for analysis. Yes, he is indeed a representative of a rare breed and the reasons are there for all to see. Point one, he demonstrates an amazing quality of fearlessness — that marks his persona as captain and person — in his responses to the press. The directness with which he often articulates inconvenient truths without making a fetish of it has to be unique. “They carry,” insists social commentator Santosh Desai, “the sparkling limpidity of new-born, unvarnished ideas. He says things he means, because he needs to, not for effect. He avoids saying too much, recognizing that wordiness is a curse, for it complicates the game creating a large variety of labels and classifications. He prefers to speak the guttural monosyllabic truth and acts likewise.” Point two, there is no pro-active defensiveness in his actions and he stares at the possibility of being criticized right back, refusing to cow down or let it modify his actions. Also, believes Desai: “Dhoni represents a form of wisdom that manages to find the timeless from the transient. He shows us that we can participate in the tumult and glitter of our shiny new lives, scoop in the crores and luxuriate in the material goodies and yet find a way to convert all that into something pure and meaningful … something that connects with dignity is all that really matters.”  In fact, right now, one is tempted to place Dhoni as India’s only uncontested leader. No one carries such collective legitimacy, such popular groundswell ra-ra from every quarter and constituency. Even when he does make a false move, there maybe a buzz, but not one person raises a finger questioning his leadership qualities. Is this team the best ever? A definite no, as any sane cricket follower who understands composition, weak bowling and fielding would acknowledge. But it has to be a thumping yes in terms of absorbing big-game pressure, rising to the occasion when it counts and giving it all required to win. Team India in 2011 was the victim of incredible expectations from day one (when it was labeled, along with Sri Lanka, likely winners) but under inspirational leadership, the team rose to a man to make it happen. Cricket, at the end of the day is a team sport and the very fact that the team rose and glittered makes them Team No.1.Was the viewership record-breaking? Yes, confirms audience measurement company aMap Vice President Jinita Shah: “The Finals viewership broke all records. It increased four times on that sensational Saturday.” While the semi-finals with Pakistan attracted 67.3 million, the finals drew in 68 million. Wow! Was it a commercial freakout? Judge for yourself. Let’s begin with a yesterday-today valuation of broadcast rights. In 1995, the rights went for $5 million. In 2009-11, they went for a whopping $450 million! Next up are titles and other sponsorship. These went for $10,000 to $20,000 in 2003. In 2011, they had rocketed to Rs. $50,000 to $60,000. Advertisers had a ball too! In 2003, the cost for a 10 second spot was $8,000. This year it soomed north of $35,000 to $45,000.Cricketer fees also saw a considerable hike. A-Grade stars — Sachin, Dhoni, Gambhir, Viru, Dravid, Laxman, Raina, Bhajji and Zaheer — get retainers of $220,000 per season. B-Graders — Yuvi, Ishant, Nehra, Pravin, Virat, Vijay and Ojha — get $110,000 and C-graders — Sreesanth, Mishra, Ashwin, Rohit, Pujara, Jadeja, Mithun and Vinay Kumar — get $55,000. In addition to the fees, players receive Rs. $16,000 per test match, $9,000 per ODI and $4,500 per T-20. Top scorers on the sponsorship front are Sachin and Dhoni, with approximately $1 million to $1.5 million per endorsement. The Little Master endorses around 8-10 brands while the captain fronts 10-15 brands. Viru Sewag and Yuvi Singh follow with $220,000 to $450,000 per endorsement. Sewag endorses five brands while the swashbuckling Chandigarh-lad represents four brands. After his sensational comeback in the recent World Cup, Yuvi Singh could be hurtling north both in fees and endorsements. Also, after the recent victory, additional cash prizes of $220,000 to each player, $110,000 to the support staff and $55,000 for the selectors were announced. Why this madness for the sport and over-the-top spending, budget and take-home compared to other sports in India? It’s simple. The collective passion the average Indian has for the sport has to be seen to be believed. To target the Indian consumer at a mass level — cutting across demographic, geographic, socio-economic, language and culture, even gender-barriers — for any marketer, cricket is the number one platform. The game pays. It delivers. It’s an effective platform for any aspirational regional brand wanting to reach a national audience. It gives you reach, eyeballs, impact. No film, reality show or corny award extravaganza can hope to match or is watched with the kind of fervor, passion and involvement as cricket.  What about the entertaining side-shows? Sure there was that too. “I went into labor soon after Sachin was dismissed, but had a gut feeling that we would win,” says Ira Khanna, 28, who gave birth to a baby boy. “I was born in the year we won the World Cup and now I have a son who’s born in the World Cup victory year! I am considering naming him either Sachin or Yuvraj.” In a country where a baby is born every two seconds, Shally Ahuja’s son was instantly baptized “World Cup Ahuja” after the famous victory.Then there is the Poonam Pandey episode. The 20 year old Gladrags and Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar model emerged from nowhere with a sensational “I’ll bare-all-if-India wins” announcement. She made instant headlines! This wasn’t, incidentally, an original gimmick, having been played out earlier by Parguayan model Larissa Mabel Riqualme Frutos, who was pictured in international media celebrating a goal with a Nokia phone between her breasts, wearing a tee with Paraguayan colors during the 2010 FIFA Cup. She also promised that she would run nude if her country won or reached the semi-final by beating Spain. Named “World Cup Girlfriend” she was instantly one of the most-searched-for-person on the net. Then there was Bobbi Eden, a Dutch porn actress, who attracted global attention when she promised oral sex to the entire team if Netherlands won the Cup. Our Girl Pandey, predictably, chickened out stating she couldn’t do it without Board of Control of Cricket in India’s official permission after which she would happily strip for the team. Her antics got her a following with PETA, which is urging her to strip on behalf of an ad campaign to help animals. She was signed up for Akshay Kumar’s stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 4 for a whopping $110,000. At a press conference she unzipped her jacket to reveal a black bikini top to tantalize reporters. So will Poonam get the last laugh? The jury is still out on in this one. But we can all agree that whatever is in store for her, it’s just not cricket! Related Itemslast_img read more

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Amazon India Launches Hindi Website and App to Reach Vernacular Customers

first_imgAmazon India has launched its portal and app in Hindi with the aim of reaching 100 million new customers that speak this language. With this launch, Amazon has pipped Walmart owned Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company, in reaching out to the country’s hinterlands where Hindi is widely spoken.About 10 percent of India’s 1.3 billion population speaks English and while all e-commerce portals are in English, people for whom Hindi is the primary language of communication, often hesitate to buy online due to language issues. Amazon aims to close this gap with this launch.Manish Tiwary, VP, Category Management, Amazon India said, “This first Indian language launch will enable crores of Hindi-preferring customers across India to shop in their preferred language.”“This first Indian language launch will enable crores of Hindi-preferring customers across India to shop in their preferred language,” says Tiwary, VP Category Management. In pic with @thotakishore (right), Director, Customer Experience & Marketing. #Amazonअबहिंदीमें pic.twitter.com/ASoA8BaCHH— Amazon India News (@AmazonNews_IN) September 4, 2018According to NY Times, Amazon currently stands at the second position in India’s $33 billion e-commerce market with a reach of 150 million registered subscribers. With its regional venture, Amazon aims to grow faster with the help of regional customers.“The next 100 million customers will have to be in the vernacular language,” Kishore Thota, Amazon India’s Director of Customer Experience and Marketing told Economic Times during the launch event.He stated that the company’s research has found eight out of ten customers would prefer to shop in a language other than English. “The level of trust increases when they see something in their own language,” he stated in an interview at Amazon’s India headquarters in Bangalore, reported NY Times.New Delhi-based Snapdeal had launched a local language portal in 2015 but closed it as only a few were using it. Alibaba-backed Paytm, which is now India’s third largest shopping portal, allows customers to make purchases in 10 Indian languages, however, most product listing is still in English. Amit Sinha, who heads Paytm’s marketplace told the New York Times that about 15 percent of his customers have used the native language option since its launch in October last year.After Hindi, Amazon plans to launch portals in Bengali, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu languages which reign outside the Northern belt of the country.“Our aim is to ensure any customer can find anything they want on Amazon anytime and anywhere, irrespective of the language or where they come from,” Economic Times quoted Manish Tiwary as saying.In a similar quest to reach out to millions of regional Indian audiences, Google launched its new tool ‘Navlekha’ last week. With Navlekha, Google will work with a large number of Indian language publishers to bring more regional language content online. Data available online largely comprises of English content and only one percent of the content is in regional languages.Last year, a study by KPMG and Google revealed that by 2021, about 73% of Indian internet users will prefer to use a local language instead of English. Related Itemslast_img read more

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Uttarakhand BJP expels four workers

first_imgUttarakhand BJP on Tuesday expelled four workers and office-bearers for working against party-supported nominees in the ongoing panchayat polls in the State. Party’s State unit general secretary Rajendra Bhandari issued the letter expelling four more party functionaries on the direction of the State BJP president.Total 94 Dehradun district BJP Mahila Morcha president Maya Pant was among those expelled on Tuesday. This takes the total number of party workers expelled by the BJP for anti-party activities so far to 94, State BJP media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said. State BJP president and Nainital MP Mr. Bhatt had said discipline is the party’s topmost priority and those who breach it will be dealt with sternly. The party has served a notice to its Raipur MLA Umesh Sharma Kau and sought an explanation within three days. Mr. Kau was served a notice on October 6 after an audio clip went viral in which he was heard purportedly asking for votes for an Independent candidate.last_img read more

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Acclaimed Bengali writer Nabanita Deb Sen dies at 81

first_imgAward-winning poet, writer and acclaimed teacher Nabanita Deb Sen passed away in her south Kolkata residence on Thursday night after prolonged illness. She was 81.Her parents, both poets, were associated with Rabindranath Tagore and thus Ms. Deb Sen often said she knew that “one of the signatures of growing up is to write poetry”. Her first collection of poems came out in 1959, the year she was married to economist Amartya Sen. The couple had two daughters and separated later.A Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee, Ms. Deb Sen taught for many years in the Comparative Literature department of the Jadavpur University and was a favourite among students.Her travelogue, Truckbahone McMahone [On a Truck Alone to McMohan], provides an entertaining and delicate description of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Ms. Deb Sen, in her early twenties, hitchhiked up to Tawang in an Army truck to write the all-time bestseller of Bengali literature.Lamenting her demise, writer Shirshendu Mukherjee said Ms. Deb Sen had a “huge pool of material” which could not be used due to her ill health. “Besides losing a friend, I would say I will be missing her writings,” Mr. Mukherjee said. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said “her absence will be felt by her myriad students and well-wishers”.last_img read more

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Narada tapes case: CBI court rejects SMH Mirza’s bail plea

first_imgA special CBI court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of suspended IPS officer SMH Mirza, who was arrested by the central agency for corruption in connection with the Narada tapes case, extending his judicial remand till November 26. Mr. Mirza’s counsel pleaded before the Kolkata court that his client is in no manner connected with the scandal but has been in custody for 49 days. He prayed to the court to grant Mr. Mirza bail as there’s been no progress in the case since his arrest. CBI lawyers pleaded that Mr. Mirza’s appeal be rejected as his custodial remand was needed further for interrogation.Mr. Mirza was the Burdwan Superintendent of Police when he was allegedly caught in a sting operation carried out by Mathew Samuel, the editor of Narada news portal, in 2014. He was arrested on September 26 this year and produced before the court, which had initially remanded him to CBI custody for five days. The court had remanded Mr. Mirza to judicial custody for 14 days on September 30 and had extended it twice. The Narada tapes surfaced ahead of the 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls. In the tapes, persons resembling senior Trinamool Congress leaders and Mr. Mirza were seen accepting money from representatives of a fictitious company in return for favours. The Calcutta High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the Narada sting operation case on a public interest litigation, which sought an impartial investigation into the footage.last_img read more

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Golden run ends as athletics team salvages 4 bronzes

first_imgRead Next Cray, who had won gold in 400-meter hurdles and 100m silver, suffered a “turfed toe” during the relay finals.He said he’s not sure if he can run in the 4X100m on Saturday.“I could hardly pass the baton,” said Cray who was third runner before Beram anchored to the finish.But their time was good enough to rewrite the national mark of 39.96 established in 2017 in Hong Intercity ChampionshipMembers of the Philippine 4×100 relay women’s team after clocking 44.88 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKayla and Kyla Richardson, Zion Corrales and Eloisa Luzon settled for bronze in their event with a time of 44.81 seconds. Vietnam timed 43.88 seconds and Thailand 44.62 seconds to take gold and silver, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Members of the Philippine 4×100 relay men’s team (Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena, Archand Christian Bagsit and Anthony Beram) after clocking 39.13 seconds to clinch the bronze medal in the 29th Southeast Asian Games athletics competition Friday at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ athletics gold machine ground to a halt and collected four bronzes by day-end Friday.The men’s and women’s 4X400-meter relay teams, counted upon to snare golds, faltered in the face of Thailand and Vietnam powerhouses at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Like their men’s counterparts, the women’s relay team also posted a new PH record, erasing the 45.29 seconds of the 1991 SEA Games team that was led by no less than Lydia de Vega. MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments EAC halts 3-game slide, survives Perpetual LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Olympian Marestella Torres-Sunang could only come up with a bronze in women’s long jump, leaping to 5.45 meters to finish third behind Vietnam’s Bui Thi Thu Thao (6.48m) and Indonesia’s Maria Natalia Londa (6.47).Melvin Calano barely managed to make the podium in men’s javelin after a 65.94m effort, way behind the 71.49m gold medal throw of Thai Jantra Peerachet. Indonesia’s And Hafiz was second with 69.30mFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutYet the big letdown was the relay teams which were powered by Fil-American athletes.Two-time champ here Trenten Anthony Beram, Eric Cray, Anfernee Lopena and Archand Bagsit clocked 39.11 seconds to place third behind Thailand (38.90) and Indonesia (39.05). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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San Beda cruises to 8th straight; Bolick ejected after scuffle

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLooking an unstoppable behemoth, San Beda continued its tear with a 72-58 rout of St. Benilde Tuesday for an eighth straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The win, however, was overshadowed by an endgame fracas where Carlo Young tackled a driving Robert Bolick down on a fastbreak with 2:28 left.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Bolick led San Beda with 14 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds before getting ejected, while Davon Potts had his best game this season with 12 markers, four boards, two dimes, and two steals.Javee Mocon also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 9-1 Red Lions.Clement Leutcheu paced St. Benilde (2-8) with 25 points and 15 rebounds, as the Blazers suffered their fourth straight defeat.The Scores:SAN BEDA 72 – Bolick 14, Potts 12, Mocon 10, Soberano 8, Tankoua 7, Cabanag 5, Noah 5, Bahio 4, Carino 3, Adamos 2, Doliguez 2, Abuda 0, Oftana 0, Tongco 0.ADVERTISEMENT Brady not thinking of ’08 injury as he prepares for Chiefs LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img ST. BENILDE 58 – Leutcheu 25, Domingo 8, Sta. Maria 8, Pili 5, Castor 4, Belgica 2, Dixon 2, Naboa 2, San Juan 2, Johnson 0, Young 0.Quarters: 17-18, 41-28, 63-41, 72-58. View comments MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Things escalated quickly under the basket which led to a disqualifying foul on Young and the ejection of Bolick, who was seen retaliating by the referees during the replay, and Clint Doliguez, who entered the playing court.After the game, a fuming coach Boyet Fernandez expressed disgust with how things were handled during the commotion as he came to Bolick’s defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Where was the closed fist? Check the replay!,” he argued. “You have to see that. The other team only had one foul and we already had six fouls. Then you throw out a player that was tackled. I hope the commissioner will see that. It is unethical,” said Fernandez.“We were up 14 points and then you tackle the other player? Why penalize that guy who did not even punch? My God, that’s wrong. I hope the commissioner will see that. It’s already a won game already.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9301:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

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NCAA: Inspired Letran holds off EAC for 8th win

first_img“We’ve said a lot, but at the end of the day, it’s all over. We tried to move on. The coaches and the players were frustrated, but we just turned it to a positive and it went good for us,” said coach Jeff Napa.Bong Quinto fired a career-high 27 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, while Rey Nambatac got 19 markers, nine boards, and three dimes as the former Squires dedicated the game to their late coach Bob Lotuaco, who died last Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJP Calvo also added 16 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals for Letran.Napa is just satisfied that with three more games remaining in the Knights’ eliminations schedule, their fate will largely be in their hands. MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran survived a gallant stand from Emilio Aguinaldo College to score the 84-78 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off their 95-64 loss to San Sebastian last Tuesday, the Knights rebounded with the superb showing against the Generals to move up the standings at 8-7.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Thunder’s Adams, Roberson should benefit from superstar trio Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Our main goal is to make it to the Final Four. We have a tough stretch ahead of us, but it’s in our hands on how we’ll handle that,” he said. “I still believe in my players that we’re willing to come out despite the worst loss we got against San Sebastian.”Letran lost hold of a 21-point lead in the second quarter, 50-29, as EAC staged a late fightback, cutting the deficit to as low as four, 82-78, in the final 12.3 seconds.Calvo, though, slammed the door shut on the Generals with a pair of freebies as Sidney Onwubere missed his late trey.The Generals are in danger of missing the playoffs as they succumbed to their third straight defeat to fall to 6-9.Onwubere carried EAC with 25 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, while Francis Munsayac got 15 markers, two boards, and two dimes.ADVERTISEMENT The Scores:LETRAN 84 – Quinto 27, Nambatac 19, Calvo 16, Balanza 8, Gedaria 5, Vacaro 4, Balagasay 2, Taladua 2, Mandreza 1, Bernabe 0.EAC 78 – Onwubere 25, Munsayac 15, Bautista 10, Diego 10, Garcia 6, Bugarin 6, I. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, J. Mendoza 2, Pascua 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 23-15, 50-34, 72-58, 84-78.last_img read more

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Hornets’ Batum says some French fans celebrating his injury

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Batum had played for the French team each year since he was a teenager, but passed on the experience this summer to instead prepare for Charlotte’s season. Now, he’ll miss at least six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left elbow.“I know (some) people in France are happy about it; that’s the sad part,” Batum said. “Really, for real. I got on stuff and people are happy like I deserve it. … Trust me, I get those reactions on social media.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut he quickly added, “I (also) got a lot of support from France and here.”It was perplexing to the nine-year NBA pro that some fans rejoiced in his misfortune. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Batum had been dedicated to the French team and said he struggled with the decision to forego international play.Following Charlotte’s 36-46 season, though, he felt he needed to focus on getting the Hornets back to the playoffs — especially after receiving a $120 million contract in 2016.Still, a big part of his heart remains with the French squad.In 2009, Batum hurt his shoulder during training camp working out for France. When he returned to Portland to prepare for the NBA season with the Trail Blazers, Batum said he was told he needed surgery.“I said, ‘No! I’ve got to play Eurobasket.’” Batum said.ADVERTISEMENT And he did.When he returned to Portland, he hurt the shoulder again and missed four months of the NBA season.Now, he’s working through an elbow injury he sustained Wednesday night in a preseason game.Batum will see a specialist in Dallas on Monday to determine whether he needs surgery. The right-handed shooter has been told he won’t miss the entire season, even if he requires an operation.“It’s my left arm, so that’s good,” Batum said.Jeremy Lamb is expected to start for Batum. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Nicolas Batum of the Charlotte Hornets reacts after a play during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Spectrum Center on November 2, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — After deciding not to play for the French national team this summer, Hornets guard Nic Batum has apparently lost the support of some countrymen.Batum said Friday that some fans in his native France are celebrating his recent injury and taunting him on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Racela says he didn’t start verbal joust against Chua LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View commentslast_img read more

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Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd en route to victory

first_imgKyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.The Knicks trailed 59-48 at halftime and were down 62-52 after Lowry’s two free throws with 10:47 left in the third quarter. Enes Kanter’s layup with 10:28 left began the eight-minute surge, which didn’t end until CJ Miles hit a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining. Kanter added five more points during the run, while Courtney Lee contributed seven of his 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNew York took its biggest lead at 89-69 on Doug McDermott’s jumper with two seconds left in the third quarter.The Knicks still led by 18 when the Raptors went on a 12-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 94-88. But Porzingis converted a three-point play with 5:25 left to end the run and also hit the next bucket, and the Knicks put it away soon after when Hardaway Jr. made a 3-pointer. Toronto led most of the first half and DeRozan’s layup with a second left put the Raptors up by 11 at halftime.Hardaway and Lee each had game highs of seven assists.The Knicks are 10-2 when scoring at least 100 points this season. They are 4-0 when holding opponents to less than 100.DeRozan had scored at least 20 points in 10 straight games before falling two points short on Wednesday.Joakim Noah has not dressed in all five games the Knicks have played since he was activated following his 20-game suspension. He is currently in the second year of a four-year, $72 million contract.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) tries to strip the ball from New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK—Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Heat beat Celtics to end 16-game winning streak Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Olsen looks at next season with hope-tinted glasses

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tamaraws, who forged a rubber match with an 80-67 win on Sunday, looked poised to pull off a stunning upset when Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 lead late in regulation, before Isaac Go’s triple sent the game to overtime and Matt Nieto helped get the job done for the Eagles.“I have to give credit to FEU,” said Go. “It was a 7-7 team but played better than its record.”“What we really wanted them to do in the last three games was to know how it is to play possession by possession,” said Racela. “That’s how you win games.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Serbian lifts Iriga past UST CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAcenter_img QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck PLAY LIST 01:08Smash hit? Tesla suffers broken glass mishap at launch of new truck04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH From almost missing out on the Final Four to being one defensive stop away from making the Finals.ADVERTISEMENT That’s the path Far Eastern U took the past couple of weeks, which was enough for rookie coach Olsen Racela to get excited heading to next season.Ron Dennison, Jojo Trinidad and Prince Orizu won’t be around by then as they are set to graduate by the end of the school year, but Racela feels his team has grown so rapidly the past two games that they’ll still contend next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were one stop away from making it to the Finals but the loss doesn’t define us,” said Racela after the Tamaraws dropped an 84-88 overtime decision to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their do-or-die clash on Wednesday.“I’m just proud the way we grew this season and I am really looking forward next year,” added Racela, who replaced younger brother, Nash, at the helm late last year. View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillionlast_img read more

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