January 18, 2020

Yao Ming graduates from Shanghai Jiao Tong University

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I had promised to my parents when I entered the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) at the age of 17 that I would come back to finish college after I was done with my sportsman’s life,” he said. “If not for that promise, I might have quit several times, especially when I studied the course of advanced mathematics.“But over time, I came to believe the process of learning is more important than the result,” Yao said. “Try to combine your own future plans with society’s development, because only by doing so will you give yourselves more room to explore.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He graduated with a degree in economics from the university’s Antai College of Economics and Management. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Former NBA player and delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Yao Ming makes his way past other delegates as he arrives for the third plenary session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 10, 2018. / AFP FILE PHOTO / GREG BAKERYao Ming, the former Chinese basketball star and NBA Houston Rockets center, received his bachelor’s degree together with some 3,300 graduates in the class of 2018 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Sunday.Speaking at the commencement ceremony as a graduate representative, the 38-year-old recalled his past seven years of study after retiring from basketball in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West PVL Finals: Creamline takes 1-0 lead, cruises past PayMaya 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

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January 18, 2020

Pimentel on UP vs Ateneo Game 1: ‘May the best team win’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Standhardinger raring to help Gilas Pilipinas bounce back vs Iran LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pimentel has roots in both Ateneo and UP. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree major in Mathematics in 1985 from Ateneo’s College of Arts and Sciences and graduated from the UP College of Law in 1990.Pimentel said he originally planned to watch game one live seated at the Ateneo side and then transferring to the UP side for game two. However, he said, he failed to get game tickets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Ang plano ko sana game 1, manonood ako sa Ateneo side, game 2, sa UP na ako manonood. Sa game 3, absent na ako. Sa TV na ako manonood. Yun ang plano ko. Unfortunately, wala akong ticket,” Pimentel said while laughing.(My plan is to watch Game 1 at the Ateneo side, Game 2 at UP side. On Game 3, I will be absent. I will watch the game at the TV. Unfortunately, I do not have a ticket.) Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Saturday sent his regards to both the Ateneo de Manila (ADMU) Blue Eagles and the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons as they see action in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Finals.“May the best team win, win fairly. Sana walang masaktan kasi may careers yung mga [players] sa future. Sana play fair. Sana play clean. (May the best team win, win fairly. I hope no one will get hurt because these players have careers in the future so I hope they play fair and they play clean.)” he told DWIZ.ADVERTISEMENT Game one between Ateneo and UP which has been dubbed as the “Battle of Katipunan”  will be this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.  /mufRead more: LOOK: Ateneo vs UP UAAP Season 81 Finals scheduleSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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January 18, 2020

Harris, Alaska rip Magnolia in Game 3 to avoid 0-3 hole

first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Travis had 18 points for the Hotshots.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Up, 50-36, after a 25-10 run to end the second quarter, the Aces unleashed their best punch yet.Harris went nuclear in the penultimate quarter and scored 18 straight points to put Alaska ahead, 73-49,with a little over three minutes remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe locals then, followed it up with a 10-0 run capped off by a Vic Manuel layup capped off with a driving layup for an 83-49 Aces left with 41 seconds left.Despite the dominant win, Alaska head coach Alex Compton assured that a game like this one wouldn’t happen again in this series and he expects Magnolia to grind it once more in the remainder of the series. Nothing new: Mary Joy Tabal wins 6th straight Milo Marathon Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “I can almost guarantee you that there won’t be any other game like this,” said Compton. “They’re too good, too wee-coached, too talented. I expect Game 4 to be more like Game 2 [which ended 77-71].”Magnolia also got the misfortune of watching stars Jio Jalalon and Romeo Travis suffer some bruises in the game.Jalalon bumped his head on the floor in the fourth quarter while Travis suffered from an apparent ankle injury but a diagnosis is not yet available as of writing time.Harris finished with 36 points, 22 in the third quarter alone, and 18 rebounds while Vic Manuel added 14 points.Chris Banchero orchestrated the Aces’ offense with 12 points and 11 assists while Carl Bryan Cruz gave some spark off the bench with 10 points in 15 minutes of play.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines—Alaska has had enough disappointment and let its frustrations out to crush Magnolia, 100-71, in Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals Sunday at Ynares Center here.The Aces avoided a 0-3 series deficit behind the third quarter explosion of Mike Harris.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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January 11, 2020

Sports calendar

first_imgJC MEN’S TENNISSan Diego Mesa at Long Beach City, 2 p.m. Saddleback at Cerritos, 2 p.m. NBANew York at Lakers, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. JC BASEBALLCerritos at Santa Ana, 2 p.m. Santa Barbara City at Compton, 2 p.m. Southwestern at Cypress, 2 p.m. JC SOFTBALLCypress at Long Beach City, 3 p.m. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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January 3, 2020

Exclusive – Aston Villa youngster faces tough decision about England future, claims father

first_imgKevin Grealish admits his son Jack faces a tough decision over his international future.The Aston Villa youngster, who impressed during the Villans’ 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool on Sunday, is involved in a tug-of-war between the Republic of Ireland and England.The 19-year-old has already played youth-team football for the Boys in Green, while the Three Lions are casting admiring glances over the starlet.But father Kevin claims he will not add any extra pressure to the Villa man.“My parents are Irish and my wife’s father is also Irish,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “I was born in Birmingham and Jack was born in Solihull. That’s where we’re from.“He just played for Ireland at the age of 14 and we just went with the flow. Now everyone is talking a bit more seriously about it now and wants to know what he’s going to do.“It’s going to be a difficult decision. It’s completely up to Jack though.“There’s a friendly coming up, so maybe he could play 45 minutes for England and then for Ireland!”last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

PICTURE SPECIAL – J.J.REID MOTORS NORTH WEST VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI CAR SHOW

first_imgJ.J. Reid Motors would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and donated money on the day of the North West Classic Volkswagen and Audi Show.It was a spectacular day, with a great amount of money raised for local charities which we will be presenting with cheques next week.Above is a selection of photos of the day, we would like to also thank all the exhibitors who brought along their vehicles for display. To view more photos and to see some of the stunning offers currently available at J.J. Reid Motors click on their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/jjreidmotors.lk/timeline     PICTURE SPECIAL – J.J.REID MOTORS NORTH WEST VOLKSWAGEN AND AUDI CAR SHOW was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesJ.J Reid Motorsnewslast_img read more

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December 26, 2019

Man City target Barcelona goalkeeper emergency loan to replace injured Bravo

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal targets REVEALED Latest Manchester City News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED Cillessen is reportedly on Barca’s exit list The 35-year-old underwent scans in Manchester, which confirmed the injury, and he is now flying to Spain for further tests.It leaves Manchester City with 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw to act as back-up to first choice Ederson.And, according to El Mundo Deportivo, the club want to bring in Cillessen on an emergency loan deal.center_img Manchester City want to sign Dutch goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Barcelona on an emergency loan deal, according to reports in Spain.The Premier League champions desperately need a new stopper after Claudio Bravo suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in training on Monday. shining 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas whoops Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January BIG PRESENTS UP TOP silverware PEP TALK Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule The club can apply for an emergency loan and they are ready to contact Barcelona about a deal.Cillessen, 29, is ready to leave the Nou Camp and was linked with Liverpool earlier this summer.last_img read more

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December 24, 2019

HORGAN APPEALS TO FANS TO GET BEHIND HIGH-FLYING HARPS

first_imgFinn Harps manager Ollie Horgan has called on the Donegal public to come out in numbers and support his side ahead of the team’s first division clash this Saturday.Finn Harps boss Ollie HorganHarps have made a promising start to the 2014 campaign, and sit top of the table following two wins and one draw from their opening three games.A crowd of more than 500 fans braved snow and heavy rain last Friday for their stunning 5-0 over Cobh Ramblers. The Harps boss said “It was good to see those in attendance stay behind to show the lads their appreciation after Friday’s win against Cobh.“It would be great to see a big crowd come out on Saturday as a good atmosphere can definitely play its part in encouraging any team, and we are no different. Galway have a lot of quality and play good football so it’s a challenge we will be relishing”, he said.Horgan continued “It’s a very competitive league this year and there will be twists and turns for every side. As I said before we will never get carried away. We are looking for those players who have character, those lads that react the right way when results go against us or when things aren’t going well.“It’s important that our supporters see that they have are following an honest team that is 100% committed. We have a lot of hard work to do but we are going in the right direction.”  HORGAN APPEALS TO FANS TO GET BEHIND HIGH-FLYING HARPS was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:finn harpsFinn ParkGalwayOllie Horganlast_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Local Roundup: Eureka Loggers smash Alhambra to advance in NCS DIII playoffs

first_imgEureka >> Senior running back Sergio Manzo rushed for 271 yards on 23 carries to lead No. 6 seed Eureka to a 48-25 win over 11th-seeded Alhambra in the first round of the North Coast Section Division III playoffs at Albee Stadium on Saturday night.Loggers junior quarterback Cruz Montana finished 5-for-8 for 86 yards and a touchdown.Tyce Mullins finished with 10 tackles and recovered a fumble in the win.Eureka will make the same road trip it did for the second round of the D-3 playoffs last …last_img

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December 18, 2019

Farming to fight child malnutrition

first_imgAn estimated 16.6% of children in thePhalombe district of Malawi are severelymalnourished, while 49.3% are generallymalnourished. The community has startedfish farming to help reduce childmalnutrition. (Image: flickr.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gertrude Saima Blantyre Synod Development Commission +099 957 111 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s women farmers root out hunger • Food security starts at home • SA allocates R500m for black farmers • Award for developing farmers projectNosimilo RamelaWith the help of a local aid organisation, rural communities in Malawi are fighting child malnutrition by farming fish and growing fruit trees in small orchards around their homes.According to the draft Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II (PDF, 384KB), many children suffer from high levels of nutrition disorders such as underdevelopment, wasting and being underweight. This is particularly prevalent in the country’s rural areas.Although there is still the challenge of a lack of awareness of nutrition issues among the public, there has been a drop in child malnutrition cases over the past five years, the strategy document states.Gertrude Saima, a community-based farmer from Lomoliwa village in the Phalombe district of southern Malawi, believes the significant drop in cases in their village over the past five years is due to the development of fish farms in their areas.“I can say without fear that malnutrition has been alleviated in our village. If you walk around the village you will not find malnourished children.”According to the 2010 Malawi Demographic and Health Survey, 48% of children in rural areas are underdeveloped compared with 41% in urban areas. Some 16.6% of children in the Phalombe district are severely malnourished, while 49.3% are generally malnourished.Farmers in the Phalombe district believe that with the help of the Blantyre Synod Development Commission (BSDC), these statistics will continue to drop. Saima said they now have the knowledge and means to reduce malnutrition and are motivated by the improvements they are already witnessing.“There used to be a lot of children with malnutrition in the village and we used to spend a lot of time and money in caring for them because they were always sick. Now we are seeing less and less of that.”Saima said as a community they knew it was up to them to work together to reduce malnutrition. “The answer lay in availability of land and water.”Aquaculture, fruit farmingThe community went to speak to the village chief and together they came to a decision to start rearing fish in ponds.“We had land and strength to dig the fish ponds, but we lacked the skills in managing the fish,” she said.The community then approached BSDC to seek assistance with skills for constructing fish ponds and rearing fish. The commission taught the community basic skills of rearing fish, including how to construct fish ponds properly and prepare fish feed.“Blantyre Synod also taught us how to prepare the fish so that we get better nutrition out of it,” said Saima.The organisation took community members on an educational visit to learn about integrated agriculture and aquaculture where they learned about rearing fish in ponds alongside goats and ducks on the land.BSDC also taught the villagers how to graft fruit trees. Saima said they are grateful for skills the organisation has taught them. “The village has blossoming orchards of mangoes and oranges in the backyards of most homesteads.“I never thought I would ever have fruit trees of my own. Now I have oranges right around my house and can pick one and eat it any time I want.”last_img read more

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