Re-entry only on merit in Madhya Pradesh Congress

first_imgCongress general secretary Deepak Babaria said on Monday that leaders who had left the party for their “vested interests” would not be taken back in the organisation in Madhya Pradesh, where polls are due by the year-end.“Ghar wapsi” campaign Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress has started a “ghar wapsi” (homecoming) campaign to bring back leaders who left the party for different reasons.Mr. Babaria, in-charge of the party affairs in Madhya Pradesh, however made it clear that not all those who left will be allowed to come back.Vested interests“We are in talks with different leaders who are willing to come back into the party fold. But most of the party workers are of the view that those who left due to their vested interests should not be taken back. I support this view,” he said.The AICC general secretary said, “Those who deceived the party would not be taken back. The decision about other leaders would be taken on merit.”After 2003, when the BJP came to power in Madhya Pradesh, some prominent Congress leaders had left the party, including Choudhary Rakesh Singh Chaturvedi, Bhagirath Prasad and Rao Uday Pratap Singh.Election strategyReplying to a question on election strategy, Mr. Babaria said the party would focus on the Assembly seats where it has not been very strong in the past.Potential candidates at such seats would be sounded out about poll preparations much before the elections, he added.last_img read more

Another accused declared as adult in Kathua case

first_imgThe Pathankot district and sessions court has accepted a medical report determining an accused in the Kathua rape-and-murder case, who claimed to be a juvenile, as being more than 20 years of age, said special public prosecutor J.K. Chopra.Rejecting the plea of defence counsel, district and sessions judge Tajwinder Singh said the accused, Parvesh Kumar alias ‘Mannu’, will be treated as an adult, the lawyer said.Mr. Chopra said the court has declined his application and declared the accused as a ‘major’.To challenge verdictKumar’s counsel A.K. Sawhney told reporters outside the court that they would be challenging the verdict of the trial court in the Supreme Court soon.The medical report was submitted before the court earlier this week by the Jammu and Kashmir police’s Crime Branch after it resumed post summer break.The district and sessions judge had issued directions to the Crime Branch to conduct a bone ossification test to ascertain the age of Kumar, one of the eight accused in the brutal rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in January.Asked what was the opinion of the doctors about the age of the accused, Mr. Chopra said, “According to it (the medical opinion), his age is stated to be 20 plus.”Another juvenile’s caseThe fate of another accused, who has claimed to be a juvenile, is yet to be decided as the matter was pending before the Jammu and Kashmir High Court after the Crime Branch moved an application urging him to be treated as an adult based on his medical reports.The court had ordered the test after the defence counsel moved an application in the first week of June, requesting to treat him as a minor citing his matriculation certificate.The Crime Branch had constituted a team of doctors, comprising medicos from various streams including the radiology department, and the accused was examined on June 22 and 23.The court had directed Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Jalla to supervise the medical examination and submit the report when the court reopens after a 16-day summer break.While seven of the accused, including Kumar, are facing trial in the court here on the directions of the Supreme Court, the eighth accused in the case is facing trial in a juvenile court in Kathua district.last_img read more

Jharkhand: Six of family found dead, suicide notes recovered

first_imgSix members of a family were found dead in the Bodom Bazar area of Jharkhand’s Hazaribag district on Sunday, a senior police officer said. The incident comes weeks after the case of mass suicide in north Delhi’s Burari grabbed the nation’s attention. Briefing media persons, North Chhotanagpur Range DIG Pankaj Kamboj said three people were found hanging in two adjacent flats, while two children – a girl and a boy – were seen lying in a pool of blood on the floor of one of the flats.One jumped to death A sixth person, who is suspected to have jumped from the four-storey apartment, was found dead near the main entrance of the complex, he said. Six suicide notes were also recovered, the DIG said, adding that they were written by one person, but undersigned by each of them. The notes cited “financial crisis” as the reason behind their deaths, Mr. Kamboj said. “It appears the adult members of the family committed suicide one after another. However, the children, it seems, were made unconscious before their throats were slit,” he added. Asked if there were injury marks on the bodies, Superintendent of Police Mayur Patel Kanhaiya Lall, who was also present at the press meet, said details of the exact cause of death could be ascertained only after a post-mortem. When pointed out that the neighbours in the residential complex did not hear any screams or cries, the SP said, “We are investigating all aspects in this regard.” The six members were identified as Mahavir Prasad Maheshwari (70), his wife Kiran Maheshwari (65), their son Naresh Prasad Maheshswari (40), daughter-in-law Priti Maheshswari (38) and two grandchildren, Aman (10) and Anath (8).₹50-lakh debt DIG Kamboj said initial investigations suggest that Naresh Prasad Maheshswari, a grocery shop owner, was reeling under a ₹50-lakh debt. “We have recovered two signed cheques, an ether bottle, cotton and blades from the site of the incident,” he said.last_img read more

Congress dismisses reports of Digambar Kamat joining BJP in Goa

first_imgThe Goa unit of the Congress on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior MLA and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat joining the BJP along with some other Congress MLAs. It said this was an attempt by the BJP to divert attention from the failures of the ruling coalition in the State. “At least two senior journalists from Delhi called me to check rumours of split in @INCGoa. I told them it’s DirtyTricks Dept & FakeNews Factory of @BJP4India @BJP4Goa They confirmed that news was passed to journalists by #BJP whatsapp groups in Delhi. Nice way to divert from failures,” Goa Pradesh Congress president Girish Chodankar tweeted on Wednesday. Reports in a section of the media, quoting BJP sources in Panaji, had said that Mr. Kamat was expected to join the BJP with three other MLAs by September 15. The Congress currently has 16 members in the 40-member Assembly, while the BJP has 14 MLAs. Being probed by policeOver a decade ago Mr. Kamat had quit BJP to join Congress. He was Chief Minister of the Congress-led coalition government from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Kamat is one of the main accused in Goa’s illegal mining scam being probed by police SIT. He is also a prime accused in the Louis Berger bribery scandal being probed by the Goa police. When contacted for his reaction, Mr. Kamat told The Hindu on Wednesday, “Why should I react again and again. It is all fabricated and planted mischief.”Another Congress MLA from Mandrem constituency, Dayanand Sopte, also a former BJP MLA, said at a press conference on Wednesday that this “rumour-mongering was aimed at controlling BJP MLAs who were restless about the way the government was in a messy situation with the Chief Minister and two ailing Ministers away.” “I would not like to name anyone or give deadlines. But rest assured that at least three MLAs of the BJP are on way to Congress. Congress is 16-MLAs strong. BJP is 14 and three including Chief Minister are in hospital. So the BJP knows it is in a precarious situation. To confuse their three MLAs and to prevent them from taking any drastic step, this rumour-mongering is being done. Nobody has approached me. Mr. Kamat and Mr. Pratapsingh Rane(two senior Congress MLAs also being named in the media reports) contracted me and said just ignore this nonsense,” said Mr. Sopte who had defeated BJP Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar in 2017 State Assembly polls.last_img read more

Godhra train carnage case accused Yakub Pataliya sentenced to life

first_imgA Special Investigation Team (SIT) court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to Yakub Patalia in the Godhra train carnage case of 2002 in which 59 people were charred to death.Yakub, one of the most wanted accused in the 2002 case, was on the run for 16 years before his arrest in January 2018.As per the prosecution case, Yakub was a part of the mob that torched the S6 coach of the Sabarmati express returning from Ayodhya, near the Godhra railway station, killing 59 kar sevaks and triggering riots in which over 1,000 people were massacred.The SIT court in August, 2018, sentenced two other accused to life imprisonment while three others were acquitted. They had been arrested after the main trial was completed in 2011.Farooq Bhana and Imran Sheri were the two sentenced to life in August last year and Hussain Suleman Mohan, Kasam Bhamedi and Faruk Dhantiya were the three who were acquitted.In 2011, the SIT court convicted 31 people in the case. After convicting the accused, the court had awarded death sentence to 11 of them and life imprisonment to 20 others, while 63 accused were acquitted.The court upheld the prosecution case that the Godhra train attack was a pre-meditated conspiracy hatched by locals to target Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya.However, the Gujarat High Court in October 2017 commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment while upholding the punishment awarded by the SIT court to 20 others.last_img read more

Outcry over lost E.U. science adviser post

first_imgBRUSSELS—Statements of dismay poured in today after Anne Glover, the first chief scientific adviser (CSA) to the European Commission, confirmed that her post had “ceased to exist” on 31 October, along with the previous administration’s mandate.The London-based Science Media Centre relayed a series of comments coming mostly from the United Kingdom—which, unlike most other European countries, has a long tradition of having science advisers in government. Researchers and science policy leaders called the decision to let Glover’s post expire “an enormous blow,” a “deep disappointment,” or a “backward step.” “Everyone—Europeans and the rest of the world alike—will rightly see this decision as the European Commission downgrading both the practical and the symbolic value of science in Europe,” said Imran Khan, chief executive of the British Science Association.Meanwhile, the commission is sticking to its message that President Jean-Claude Juncker, who took office on 1 November, values independent scientific advice for policymaking and has just not decided yet how that role will be filled in his administration.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)The collective anger was apparently triggered by an e-mail Glover sent to colleagues yesterday. In it, she wrote:The European Commission confirmed to me yesterday that, all decisions on the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA) [the commission’s service that housed the CSA office] were repealed and so the function of Chief Scientific Adviser has ceased to exist. The new European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC) which “replaces” BEPA does not comprise a function “Chief Scientific Adviser”.It is not up to me to comment on this decision, but I would like to express that I am proud of what this office has achieved in less than 3 years with very few resources. This has only been possible thanks to your continued support throughout this time and the hard work of the fantastic members of my team who will now seek new opportunities.Today, Glover says she is still hopeful that Juncker will come around. “Where there’s life there’s hope!” she writes in an e-mail to ScienceInsider. “I hope that President Juncker will decide to have a well-supported CSA function in his Commission but that is up to him.”last_img read more

Gupta firms lose bid to have banker Baroda remain in South Africa

first_imgAlmost 20 South African companies linked to the Gupta family have lost a court bid to have India’s Bank of Baroda, the last lender doing business with the firms, maintain its operations in the country, local news service Eyewitness News said.Baroda’s South African division was thrust into the spotlight two years ago when it agreed to take on the Guptas after South Africa’s major banks turned their back on the family’s businesses due to reputational risks.Baroda said a month ago that it had pulled the plug on its South African business, citing a strategic shake-up to slim down in international markets.Read it at Reuters Related Itemslast_img

Iceland’s Wow Air to Launch Low Cost, Long Haul Flights to India

first_imgIceland’s low-priced carrier WOW Air announced on Tuesday it would start flights from December 7 connecting New Delhi to the island country’s capital city of Reykjavik and onwards to Canada, U.S. and London at fares starting from ₹13,499. Meals, check-in bags and seat selection will be charged seperately, if one wants to opt for them. That will start with basic, which covers only the fare and excludes charges for the seat, baggage and food, and goes up to premium, which is similar to businessRead it at Click Lancanshire Related Itemslast_img

To Work In India, Expats Ask For The Moon

first_imgSome curious ogling and harmless street-side jeers at a local Eastern India bazaar prompted a Brazilian mining engineer and his wife to say no to a plum job offer from one of the world’s largest mining companies. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

West Bengal Assembly rules out NRC

first_imgIn an unprecedented show of unity, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday passed a resolution opposing the National Register of Citizens ( NRC) in Assam. The resolution also categorically ruled out the possibility of any such exercise in the State.The development comes within a week of release of the final list of NRC, in which over 19 lakh people have been left out.The resolution tabled under Rule 185 of the Rules of Procedures of Conduct of Business of the House was supported by members of the Trinamool Congress from the Treasury beaches and legislators of the Left parties and the Congress from the Opposition benches. Only a handful of BJP members opposed the resolution, which was passed after a three-hour debate.“We do not accept the NRC. What has happened in Assam can never happen in Bengal,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said during the debate. She thanked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for opposing a NRC-like exercise in his State.Ms. Banerjee said the NRC was carried out on the basis of the Assam Accord of 1985 and there was no such agreement in the case of Bengal. “They are making a grand jail where they can keep the detainees from the list.” Issues like this were propped up to divert people’s attention from the economic distress faced by the country, she alleged.Pointing out that Gorkhas had voted overwhelmingly for the BJP in Darejeeling hills, she said that one lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the NRC.During the debate, members, supporting the resolution that had called the exercise “inhuman and autocratic”, made repeated references to the partition of Bengal and the influx of refugees from Bangladesh. They said the exercise was “anti-Bengali” and aimed at reaping political dividends for the BJP. “When refugees from Bangladesh came to Bengal, there were no protests here. We, the people of Bengal, have accepted refugees irrespective of their religion,” TMC MLA and Minister Sovandeb Chatterjee said.Leader of the Left Legislature Party Sujan Chakraborty said the NRC was not against Muslims or those who had come from the other side of Bengal but against the poor people who had no access to documents.All India Forward Bloc MLA Ali Imran Ramz described the resolution as historic. He said it had proved that “Bengal is secular and will remain secular”.Leader of the Opposition and Congress MLA Abdul Mannan said the RSS had infiltrated all political parties in the country when they were guided by blind anti-Congress opposition. None of the political parties opposing the Congress realised that the weakening of the Congress would bring such a doom.Leader of the BJP legislature party Manoj Tigga, who spoke against the motion, raised issues like the Chief Minister’s protest in Kolkata on issues such as ‘no voter card no vote’ in July 21, 1993, in which 13 youth Congress people were killed. “Will the souls of those killed rest in peace after hearing the debate in the Assembly,” he said.Mr. Tigga also raised the issue of Ms. Banerjee, as an MP, raising the issue of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh on August 4, 2005 in Parliament and storming out the house when no debate was allowed on it.Mr. Tigga, along with his colleague Swadhin Sarkar, who participated in the debate, said the NRC needed to be implemented in Bengal.last_img read more

Meghalaya NGO objects to ‘overloaded’ Bhutan trucks

first_imgAfter driving into revised traffic rules in Assam, trucks from Bhutan carrying boulders and stone chips to Bangladesh via the northeast have now run into an NGO in Meghalaya.The Anti-Corruption and Human Development Organisation has urged the authorities in Meghalaya to ban the plying of the “overloaded” trucks from Bhutan as their movement has “damaged the already-damaged roads in the State”.Export via northeastBhutan exports stones to Bangladesh using the land route through Assam and Meghalaya as per the South Asian Free Trade Area agreement among SAARC countries allowing a third country to be used as transit. SAARC expands to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and its members are Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.Each Bhutan truck is supposed to carry 18 tonnes of load from Gelephu on the India-Bhutan border to Dalu on Meghalaya-Bangladesh border covering 321 km. But Bhutanese traders have admitted the trucks carry “a bit more” to offset the “extra expenditure” on transportation.The Meghalaya organisation based at Chibinang in West Garo Hills district, said that convoys of overloaded Bhutan trucks have been causing more damage to an arterial road that was already in a dilapidated state.Ishraful Hoque, the organisation’s president said the road to the check point on the border with Bangladesh had been repaired some time ago, but have begun peeling off because of the trucks that are allegedly driven at a high speed.last_img read more

Open defecation continues to haunt Bhopal despite high ranking

first_imgWatch | Is India open defecation-free? Residents in several pockets of Bhopal continue to defecate in the open, even though it basks in the ODF++ status granted by the Centre. And large quantities of the city’s sewage is still disgorged untreated into water bodies, including a wetland of international importance.A city could be declared open defecation-free (ODF) ++ only if at any point of the day, not a single person is found to be defecating or urinating in the open, community toilets are functional, and faecal sludge and sewage is safely managed and not discharged untreated into water bodies. This must be verified by a third party, according to the Swachh Survekshan 2019.Open defecation is more pronounced in the 373 slums of the city. “The Municipal Corporation has constructed toilets. Still, some people are used to going out in an open field. Moreover, how do you expect to stop people from urinating in the open?” asked Ramesh Sharma*, a pan seller in Anna Nagar. Five temporary toilets and two Sulabh toilet complexes cater to around 1,000 residents of the slum.“It’s one thing to build toilets and another to change attitudes of people into using them,” he added.The survey has declared Bhopal the country’s cleanest State capital. But it slipped to the 19th rank this year, after securing the 2nd spot twice consecutively. “Around, 99% of them have access to clean toilets/urinals in public places,” it said for its residents.In Bawadia Kalan, 8 km away, Sonu Kumar*, a college student, and a slum resident, said more people used toilets than before. “Almost 90% of people use toilets which have regular water supply and are relatively cleaner than before. Yet, there are some who still venture out to get some fresh air.”“There may be one or two persons going out to defecate. But you need to focus on the positive aspects of the sanitation drive which has improved the situation drastically,” said Rajesh Rathore, Additional Commissioner, Bhopal Municipal Corporation and incharge of the State’s sanitation.The city had met the sanitation infrastructure needs, but attitudes would not change overnight, he said. “It takes years.”Urbanisation and seasonal migration, as with any big city, were increasingly throwing roadblocks in achieving sanitation goals, especially those relating to open defecation, said Mr. Rathore. “Members of a rural family may still be defecating in the open back in the village, an attitude that may remain unchanged even when they migrate to a city.” On October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said rural India had declared itself open defecation-free.According to the 2011 census, the city had a burgeoning floating population of 96,193 persons, that stressed its resources. And 40,352 households had practised open defecation. Today, there are more than 19 lakh residents.As for safe discharge of sewage, the city treated merely 30% of it before releasing it in water bodies, such as the Bhojtal, a wetland protected under the Ramsar Convention. A ₹145-crore Bhojtal project was sanctioned last year for sewage network and treatment, according to an official of the Lake Conservation Cell, requesting anonymity.The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has roped in the Quality Council of India to undertake third party assessments of ODF+ and ODF++, based on requests from States.(*Names changed) Open DefecationVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:4601:46last_img read more

Bank takes ‘possession’of MLA’s flat over dues

first_imgA Pune-based bank has taken “symbolic possession” of a flat owned by newly elected NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde here for alleged non-payment of a loan of ₹70 lakh.The NCP leader defeated his cousin Pankaja Munde in the just-concluded Maharashtra Assembly election from Parli in Beed district of central Maharashtra.The Pune-headquartered Shivajirao Bhosale Cooperative Bank Ltd. had published an advertisement/notice related to the flat in a newspaper on October 25, the day after election results were declared.‘Symbolic takeover’“Since the respondent has failed to repay the loan amount, the bank has taken symbolic possession of the property,” the notice said.In symbolic possession, the property remains in the possession of the owner.The flat in question is located at ‘Yugai Greens’ project in Model Colony in Shivajinagar here.A bank official said if the borrower fails to repay the outstanding amount, the bank will send a proposal to the Collector to take physical possession of the property.Due to “serious irregularities” in the functioning of the cooperative lender, its board was dismissed earlier this month by the RBI, which subsequently appointed an administrator to run the bank, promoted by NCP MLC Anil Shivajirao Bhosale.last_img read more

UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles look to pick up where they left off

first_imgGold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt While it came as a surprise, Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t consider the Blue Eagles’ finals run as an overachievement.But the American-Kiwi coach admits that their runner-up finish to La Salle set them up for higher expectations this UAAP Season 80 but that is something Baldwin is trying to temper.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“I think there’d be a lot of expectations outside of our camp. Within, we just want to get off to a good start in the UAAP,” he said. “We’re gonna be a team that hopefully plays off of last season’s finish and has more maturity this year. I believe this team can be good. We will be tested.”Parading a virtually intact roster for this campaign, Ateneo will once again rely on its key guys like Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Mike Nieto. Coach: Tab BaldwinLast Season: 10-4 (Runner-up)Holdovers: Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Mike NietoAdditions: Tyler Tio, Troy Mallillin, Gian Mamuyac, BJ AndradeKey Losses: G-Boy BabiloniaADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Just like last year, the Blue Eagles won’t have just a single go-to-guy with the entire team capable of stepping upany given moment, making them a tough draw for their foes.“We’re a coaching staff that’s going to ride whoever’s worth riding at the time. It could be Thirdy on one day, it could be someone else on another day. I just spoke to the team about that — that I have confidence on all of these guys and if they’re having a good game, they’ll find themselves out there. As long as they’re prepared to play defense at the other end of the floor.”Baldwin is aware of how the rest of the league has tried to improve over the off-season like the Blue Eagles, making the race a fair game.But he is banking on his players’ trust in his system, which is looking for Blue Eagles to go all-out for the whole 40 minutes on the floor.“Generally speaking, I think this team is gonna be a very hard-working team. This is gonna be a team that relishes the defensive end of the floor. But we’re gonna have our letdowns during the campaign. They’re gonna come in every aspect of the game. So promises? No. But having said that, I like them. And most of the time, they’re gonna give us whatever we’re asking for,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

Wilder calls out Joshua again for big heavyweight fight

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA There are other obstacles to the fight, as well, including whether to hold it in England or in the U.S. and on what pay-per-view network. Joshua’s camp has indicated their fighter would have to get more money than Joshua, too, because he has proven his ability to sell huge amounts of tickets in England.There’s also the feeling that both fighters should fight once more — perhaps on the same night — to build up more anticipation for the bout.“They want a warmup fight,” Wilder said. “Joshua’s last performance was OK, but it wasn’t his best. They want to redeem that and they want to make at least one more good payday before fighting me.”Joshua fought last month, stopping Carlos Takam in the 10th round of a sloppy fight in Wales. A week later, Wilder destroyed Stiverne in Brooklyn to keep his share of the heavyweight crown.Stiverne, who lost his title to Joshua in their first fight, was criticized for being out of shape and didn’t land a punch. But Wilder showed his brute power in stopping him in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:28Groups urge swift passage of bill on higher tax on e-cigs, liquor01:37Protesters 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 Read Next MOST READ Kobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game “I just want to prove who is the best, that’s all I want to do,” Wilder said Thursday. “I want people to see a great fight and witness the two best heavyweights compete with each other one night in the ring.”Wilder, who is coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne, said his representatives have been in contact with Joshua’s camp, and the sides are exploring ways to stage the heavyweight unification fight.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 shutoutIt could happen sometime next year, Wilder said, if Joshua’s handlers aren’t too protective of the British fighter.“I think they’re hesitant for a reason,” Wilder said in a phone call with The Associated Press. “They’ve got a great thing going. He can fight literally a guy who doesn’t even have a name and can make millions and millions of dollars off him. Why would they risk taking a chance with the most dangerous heavyweight in the division?” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES “It was a devastating knockout,” Wilder said. “Being able to put on a spectacular performance like I did put the icing on the cake.”Joshua is massively popular in England — his fight earlier this year with Wladimir Klitschko drew 90,000 to Wembley Stadium — but not as well known in the U.S. Wilder also is trying to grow his fan base outside his home state of Alabama and there have been questions about the quality of his opponents.But both fighters are undefeated with impressive knockout records. When they do meet it could be thebiggest heavyweight fight since the days Mike Tyson was destroying everyone in front of him.“The heavyweight division was once in a dark place but now it is coming into the light,” Wilder said. “It’s exciting and I can’t wait to make it even more exciting.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Deontay Wilder paces the ring before a boxing bout against Bermane Stiverne for the WBC heavyweight title Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in New York. Wilder knocked out Stiverne in the first round. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)Deontay Wilder can’t wait to get Anthony Joshua into the ring.He’s just not sure when it’s going to happen.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friends

first_imgLATEST STORIES Early in the fourth quarter, Ravena blocked Pessumal’s fastbreak layup and left his ex-Blue Eagle comrade with a staredown as he slowly got back on his feet.Seemingly irate, the Beermen gunslinger waited as his teammates recovered for the possession, and when Marcio Lassiter heaved a three-pointer, Pessumal rushed to get a rebound and gave Ravena a hard shove at the 9:50 mark of the fourth frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 24-year-old swingman, however, downplayed the scuffle which merited him a flagrant foul penalty one.“It’s part of the game. I don’t wanna say anything. It’s not a big deal,” he said after finishing with 10 points in San Miguel’s 109-98 win over NLEX. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy Pessumal said that he doesn’t pay much attention on who is defending him during the games.“It’s just like any other game. When I play, I don’t see who’s guarding me. I just play and I play to win all the time,” he said as the 6-foot-2 guard has been making the most of the opportunities given to him and the bench crew by coach Leo Austria.“We know that our starting five is probably the best in the PBA. I don’t wanna say ever, but it’s up there. So when we come in, us bench guys have to sustain the level of excellence that they have. Our job is when we get in, we should bring the level higher so when the starters come back, the game will be easier for them.”Consider this a fair warning from Pessumal though. Whether or not he shares a past with any other player, once that ball tips on the court, his goal is one thing only: to help San Miguel win.“I’m a professional basketball player. I’m not here to make any friends,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal go way back, winning three titles during their high school days in Ateneo then teaming up again to steer the senior’s team to two more crowns.But on Friday, it seemed like they were never on the same side when the two former teammates surprisingly clashed as NLEX and San Miguel faced off in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

Lady Tamaraws send Tigresses reeling to third straight loss

first_imgTyphoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games The Golden Tigresses, meanwhile, continued to lose their luster as they dropped their third straight game and slipped to the seventh with a 2-5 record.Although FEU didn’t build a considerable large lead in the third set, its pinch margins were enough to keep UST at bay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUST’s last glimmer of hope was the 4-4 tie in the set after a double contact violation was called on FEU but the Lady Tamaraws immediately took a 7-4 lead off Toni Rose Basas’ service ace.Jerrili Malaban then gave the Lady Tamaraws a 23-18 lead with an off-the-block kill and she also ended the match with a service that UST failed to send over. FEU head coach George Pascua hoped his team can sustain their momentum for seven more games as he knows that the second round will be a little different than the first round.“Hopefully we still have the momentum in the next seven games,” said Pascua in Filipino. “We still have a long road ahead of us, and after the first round all the teams have scouted each other.”Pascua also commended his team’s minimal errors as the Lady Tamaraws’ gave away just 17 free points compared to 32 from their last game against National University.“That’s an achievement for us because if we minimize our errors we know that the win will come easier for us,” said Pascua.Basas and Celine Domingo led FEU with eight points apiece while Bernadeth Pons and Kyle Negrito combined for 14 points.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City FEU Lady Tamaraws vs UST Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University took possession of the second seed after clobbering University of Santo Tomas, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Tamaraws ended their first round campaign with a 5-2 record and and will share the top 2 spot with either Ateneo or La Salle depending on the results of the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Cherry Rondina led the Golden Tigresses with 11 points but her offensive output against FEU was a far cry from her 23.33 points-per-game average prior to facing the Lady Tamaraws. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Westbrook spearheads Thunder rally past Suns Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more