GALLERY: 2018 PBA Season opening ceremony

first_imgFilipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens PLAY LIST 01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio 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 FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Read Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsoncenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In special shoes, LeBron’s triple-double leads Cavs past Wizards Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Steph Curry has 42 points, Warriors hold off Kings

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Coming off a 135-134 overtime loss to Houston on Thursday night when they let a 20-point lead slip away, the Warriors blew another big lead in the third quarter before storming past the Kings over the final 12 minutes.Curry led the way with five of his 3s in the fourth, and had a pair of key three-point plays. Curry also closed out the quarter with a pair of free throws with 9.4 seconds left.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 ChrissBuddy Hield scored 32 points on a career-high eight 3s for Sacramento. The Kings set a franchise record with 20 3s.Justin Jackson added a career-high 28 points, and Willie Cauley-Stein had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber cautious on new Australian Open tie-break rule The teams exchanged 15-0 runs in the first half.Golden State made four consecutive 3-pointers, including a four-point play by Quinn Cook, and Durant soared through the key for an emphatic two-handed dunk that put the Warriors up 37-22 in the first quarter. The Kings made their surge in the second behind 3s.Sacramento trailed by 16, but pulled to 70-69 in the first half.TIP-INSWarriors: Durant needs two blocks to reach 900 for his career. … Golden State shot 8 of 11 beyond the arc in the first quarter. … Cook scored 10 points in 9 1/2 minutes off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, drives against Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and had 10 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors held on to beat the Sacramento Kings 127-123 on Saturday night.Kevin Durant added 29 points, nine assists and five rebounds, and Klay Thompson scored 20 points to help the Warriors complete a three-game sweep of the season series. The three games were decided by a total of 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kings: Hield had five 3s in the third when Sacramento turned an 81-73 deficit into a 103-96 lead. … Marvin Bagley III is expected to resume basketball activities within the next 10-14 days. The second overall pick in the draft, Bagley has been out since Dec. 14 with a bruised bone in his left knee. … Iman Shumpert was held out with a sprained right index finger.UP NEXTWarriors: Host New York on Tuesday night.Kings: Host Orlando on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgToday Music: The Jeff Jensen Trio returns What: After playing in the International Blues Challenge, The Jeff Jensen Band returns to perform at The Londoner for Blues and Barbeque. The band welcomes fellow musicians to join them for a impromptu jam. Join the fun and look forward to the band’s first album, due out next month! For more information, visit When: 4-8 p.m. Where: Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall Thursday Meetings: Get more customers! Join our network! What: The local All Valley LeTip Business Referral Group is a group of local professionals dedicated to helping its members grow their businesses. Our current members include lawyers, doctors, insurance professionals, accountants, financial professionals, carpet cleaning service, gift basket service, dentist, etc. Our Business Referral Group meets every Thursday morning for breakfast at Marie Callender’s on The Old Road. Meetings conclude by around 8:20 a.m. so you still have your entire business day ahead of you. Come join us for a free breakfast and bring some business cards to pass around. There is no pressure to join, and we would love to meet you and learn more about your business. We are one of the fastest-growing business networking groups in Santa Clarita. To see a current roster of members (and we are always looking to grow), visit or call Lisa Eichman (our membership director) at (661) 297-3333. You can also call publicity director Robert Mansour at (800) 799-7449. When: 7 a.m. Where: Marie Callender’s Restaurant Charity: L.A. Kings/YES I CAN fundraiser What: The L.A. Kings hockey team have partnered with YES I CAN to help support their program and raise funds for this great cause at their game with the Vancouver Canucks. The YES I CAN program combines special-education students with a wide spectrum of disorders with regular-education mentors. The students spend the majority of the year working toward the common goal of throwing a districtwide concert. Tickets are $32.50 for the 300 level, $55.50 for the 200 level, or $89.50 for the 100 level. For more information, call (213) 742-7230 or e-mail When: 7 p.m. Where: Staples Center Friday Nightlife: Blues Label Live! What: Rock ‘n’ blues band Blues Label will perform live. For more information, call (661) 296-3866. When: 6-9 p.m. Where: Roast House Restaurant & Bar, 26532 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California Saturday Sports: Support women’s professional bicycle racing What: Santa Clarita Velo with Bicycle John’s Serious Cycling is presenting a women’s professional race. The race will start and finish in Santa Clarita as part of the Amgen Tour of California. The tour of California coupled with this event will attract the top regional women’s teams in California as well as nationally ranked teams. The women’s Pro Race is a dynamic opportunity for the city of Santa Clarita to promote the sport of cycling and more specifically women’s cycling within our Valley and the greater Southern California region. The public is invited to come out and support women’s professional cycling and be a part of the excitement during the Amgen Tour of California. Future information can be found on When: 9:30 a.m. Where: Constellation Road and Kelley Johnson Parkway, Valencia Sports: Soccer tryouts – join the Elite What: Tryouts for the California Elite Soccer Club will be held for boys and girls next Saturday at the Lancaster National Soccer Complex, 43000 30th street East in Lancaster, Field #12. Girls: 10 a.m.-noon; boys: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Preregistration is available on the Web site. For more information and/or to schedule an individual tryout, contact Director of Coaching Charles Gordon at (661) 618-8646 or e-mail at Where: Lancaster National Soccer Complex, 43000 30th street East, Lancaster, Field #12. Music: An elegant evening of jazz What: Concert featuring Smooth Jazz, 94.7 The WAVE artists Peter White, Eloise Laws and Santa Clarita’s own SpareTime. No outside food and beverages allowed. Free self-parking will be available. Tickets are on sale through COC PAC Box Office, call (661) 362-5304 or online at Ticket Prices: VIP seats $125 (preferred upfront seating, private reception at Salt Creek Grille, souvenir program and unlimited hospitality at COC; premier seats $75; reserved seating (main floor); balcony seats $55. You can also make your ticket reservations directly with The Russ Group, call (661) 297-9118. When: 7 p.m. Where: College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Schools: Creation Science Symposium What: The Master’s College Biological & Physical Sciences Department presents the 14th Annual Creation Science Symposium. Dr. John Morris, president of the Institute for Creation Research (, will be the keynote speaker. Morris, perhaps best known for leading expeditions to Mt. Ararat in search of Noah’s Ark, was on the University of Oklahoma faculty before joining the Institute for Creation Research in 1984. Morris held the position of professor of geology and director of outreach ministries at ICR until becoming president in 1996. He has written numerous books and articles on the scientific support for the Bible, currently hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio broadcast, and lectures worldwide on creation. For more information, contact Dr. Ross Anderson at (661) 259-3540, Ext. 3159 ( or Dr. Joe Francis, Ext. 3158 ( When: 7-9 p.m. Where: The Master’s College, Music Building Recital hall, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall Music: Music in the Mansion What: Enjoy an evening of music and song in the intimate setting of William S. Hart’s living room. Soprano Erica Lazerow, pianist Lorna Eder and friends will perform pieces by Bach, Milhaud, Bernstein and other classical composers. An artists reception will follow. For ticket reservations, call (661) 254-4584. Cost: members $20, nonmembers $25, students with valid ID $15. When: 7:30-9 p.m. Where: William S. Hart Museum, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: The Londoner, 18511 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country Tuesday Day activities: Storyteller Michael McCarty What: After-school story time will feature Michael McCarty. Call (661) 259-0750. When: 3:45 p.m. last_img read more

Flashback: Cadet A whizz-kid was a star in the making

first_imgLionel Messi recently turned 28 and Barcelona celebrated by releasing this unseen video of him playing for their academy.Even as a 14-year-old playing for their Cadet A side, he appeared destined for the top and since progressing from the famed La Masia, he has won pretty much all there is to win at club level.VIDEO: TOP 10 LIONEL MESSI MOMENTSIn addition he has also won the Ballon d’Or award four times.MESSI: IT’S TRUE, I’M FROM ANOTHER PLANET!last_img

SACKED! Swansea confirm Garry Monk’s ‘reluctant’ departure

first_imgGetty Images The 3-0 reverse was Swansea’s seventh loss in 15 Premier League games and has left them 15th in the table, just a point above the relegation zone.Monk had been in charge at the Liberty Stadium since February 2014, initially on a temporary basis before being handed the reins permanently in the summer.The 36-year-old led the Swans to an eighth place finish last season with the highest Premier League points tally in the club’s history.But they have been unable to replicate that success this season and a run of just one win in 11 games has now seen Monk depart.Chairman Huw Jenkins took to the club website to explain his decision:“The decision has been made very reluctantly and with a heavy heart.“To find ourselves in our current situation from where we were in the first week of September, and considering the drop of performance levels and run of results over the last three months, it has brought us to this unfortunate decision today.“Garry took on the job 22 months ago with the backing of everyone at the club.“And when you take into account the excellent campaign we had last season when we broke all club records in the Premier League, nobody foresaw the position we would be in at this moment in time.“Bearing that in mind, and the current uncertainty around the club, we felt the situation needed clarity to move forward.“It was not a decision we took lightly, especially given Garry’s history and standing within the club.“And it goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club.” Swansea City has today reluctantly parted company with manager Garry Monk –— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) December 9, 2015 1center_img Garry Monk was sacked yesterday Garry Monk has been sacked as Swansea manager.Monk held talk with the Swans board on Monday following the defeat at home to Leicester at the weekend and was informed of his fate on Wednesday.The Welsh club used Twitter to announce his departure:last_img read more

Women’s Basketball to Play Missouri Friday in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

first_imgThe Drake University women’s basketball team (27-6) is a No. 10 seed in the 2019 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Drake will play No. 7 Missouri (23-10) Friday, March 22, at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa at 3 p.m. CDT it was announced Monday on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show on ESPN2. Host and No. 2 Iowa (26-6) and No. 15 Mercer (25-7) will play Friday at 1 p.m. CDT. This will be the fifth all-time meeting between the Bulldogs and the Tigers and the first since 1981 when the teams faced each other in the AIAW Tournament. Drake won the last game and holds a 3-1 all-time record against Missouri. Drake, the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference regular season champion and MVC Tournament runners-up, earned its fourth-ever at-large bid and its 13th NCAA Tournament berth. This is the Bulldogs’ third-straight NCAA appearance. TicketsTicket sales through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office have now ended.  Tickets are still available through the University of Iowa Ticket Office by calling 319-335-9323. Purchase tickets here.center_img Visit as more information about Drake’s 2019 NCAA Tournament appearance becomes available.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Garda changes promise to bring more front-line officers across Donegal

first_imgAn Garda Síochána has today announced improvements to its structures, processes, services and governance.Garda management are hoping the changes will increase the number of front-line Gardaí, deliver a more localised service to communities, and maximise the organisation’s operational impact.It includes restructuring at national, regional and local levels to provide a greater focus on community policing based on local needs. Garda top brass say this means more Gardaí working on the frontline, greater supervision, better resources, less paperwork, and more career opportunities for members and staff.It will make best use of an expanding workforce and investment in ICT.There will be a reduction in administrative structures, the introduction of community policing teams dedicated to working with communities to identify and tackle problem crimes in their area, a greater range of specialised services such as economic crime and cyber-crime being delivered locally, and enhanced local investigation of serious crimes and crimes against the vulnerable such as sexual crime.It will mean increased numbers of Gardaí working on the frontline, they say. From 2017 to 2019, 2,090 Gardaí have been recruited to date and a further 478 have been re-deployed to the front-line.It is expected that from now until the end of 2021 that a further 1,500 Garda members will be recruited and an additional 1,000 Gardaí re-assigned to the front-line.In addition, from 2017 to 2019, 1,070 Garda staff have been recruited and a further 1,265 are expected to recruited by end of 2021.Commissioner Drew Harris said, “These improvements will allow us to increase the number of Gardaí at the front-line and enhance community policing. Reduced bureaucracy and ICT initiatives combined with an increase in Garda members and Garda staff will increase Garda visibility in communities. It will mean Gardaí at all ranks will have more time to engage with local communities and stakeholders to help keep people safe.“These changes will deliver a more visible, localised and responsive policing service. What won’t change though is the strong connection we have with local communities.” Under this model, decision making for policing delivery will be devolved from the centre to the regions and divisions.Divisions will increase in size, will be operationally autonomous, and will be the key to policing delivery.A Division will be typically made up of around 600 to 800 personnel. This will ensure each Division has the resources and skills to deliver a wider range of community policing and specialist services based on the demand in their area.Regions and divisions will have greater control over how policing is delivered, while working to a corporate framework and oversight from the centre. The focus of the centre will be on supporting regions and divisions. This model has been recommended by both the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland and the Garda Inspectorate, and echoes the views of our personnel gathered through extensive consultation. The restructure reflects international policing best practice as well as the realities of modern-day policing in Ireland, the changing nature of crime, and population trends.This process has already started as part of the implementation of A Policing Service for the Future with the introduction of the new local policing model in four Divisions – Kevin Street, Cork city, Galway and Mayo.It will continue on Monday (August 26 2019) with the new regional structure of four regions.The reduction in Divisions from 28 to 19 will now commence on a phased basis. The new structure will be implemented throughout 2020.Garda changes promise to bring more front-line officers across Donegal was last modified: August 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:donegalfront-lineGardailast_img read more

Abiatal Avelino records first career hits, Giants lose series

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–There are the games that tug at fans’ heartstrings, the emotional walk-offs and the victories that conjure up memories of better days.Then there are losses that serve as a brutal reminder of why the Giants are in such a dire position.The Giants’ showing in a 3-2 defeat to the Padres Wednesday was the latter.Twenty-four hours after veteran outfielders Hunter Pence and Gregor Blanco ignited a late rally and ace Madison Bumgarner delivered the first walk-off pinch hit by a Giants …last_img

National Orders were bestowed on activists and cultural leaders

first_imgNational Orders are the highest awards that the country, through its president, can bestow on its citizens or eminent foreigners. This year, the 21st year of the ceremony, awards were handed to sports leaders, cultural luminaries, and a host of veteran activists, both local and foreign. President Jacob Zuma bestows the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo in silver to Professor Gay McDougall from the United States during the National Orders Awards ceremony at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on 8 December 2015. (Photo: South African Government, Flickr) • South Africa’s national orders  • The Met in New York showcases 100 years of West African photography • Recollections of 16 June 1976  • Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage  Priya Pitamber“I am so thrilled to get this honour today, especially in the name of OR Tambo who was one of the true heroes of my life,” said Professor Gay McDougall from the United States when she received South Africa’s National Order of the Companions of OR Tambo.“I first met Tambo in London in the late 1970s; that was the door opener for me and the African National Congress (ANC),” she recalled.McDougall was one of the five international members of South Africa’s 16-member Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) that organised the first democratic elections in 1994. She was honoured for her work in a ceremony held at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on 8 December.National Orders, the highest awards the country can give, are bestowed on individuals from South Africa and abroad, who have contributed to the advancement of democracy; who have excelled in various endeavours; and who have made a significant impact on improving the lives of South Africans in various ways.McDougall said receiving the order brought back memories of the country’s history – the liberation struggle and the political transition from apartheid to democracy. “I remember walking to get thousands of South Africans out of jail, [those] who were detained on political charges,” she said. “I remember being here for the country’s first democratic elections. There are so many memories brought by this.”She recalled how she helped Nelson Mandela to cast his ballot paper during the democratic elections in 1994, which was a tremendous honour for her, and the anxiety they felt about pulling off those elections.“I remember most of all 27 April 1994, when the sun came up and all the problems faded away, and long lines of people waiting to vote peacefully and quietly,” she recollected.The awardsThe Order of the BaobabThe Order of the Baobab is awarded to South African citizens for distinguished service well above and beyond the ordinary call of duty.The baobab, an indigenous African tree, is symbolic of endurance, tolerance, community and longevity. It has long been a valued symbol of vitality, a tree endowed with both magical and functional properties: it provides bark for cloth and rope, fruit, fuel and other useful products. The distinctive baobab, characterised by its stature and appearance as an “upside down” tree, has for centuries been used as a meeting place for communities.Various elements in the Order’s design symbolise longevity, community support, contribution, and prosperity in organic unity.The Order of IkhamangaThe Order of Ikhamanga is awarded to South African citizens who have excelled in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport. This award is made in three categories: gold for exceptional achievement, silver for excellent achievement, and bronze for outstanding achievement.It is named after South Africa’s second national flower, known in English as the strelitzia.The Order of LuthuliThe Order of Luthuli is awarded to South Africans who have made a meaningful contribution to the struggle for democracy, human rights, nation-building, justice and peace, and conflict resolution.It is named after Chief Albert Luthuli, whose leadership during the Defiance Campaign against apartheid won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960.The Order of the Companions of OR TamboThe Order of the Companions of OR Tambo is awarded in three categories to eminent foreign nationals and foreign dignitaries for friendship shown to South Africa. It takes into consideration matters of peace, co-operation, international solidarity and support and is integral to the execution of South Africa’s international and multilateral relations.Former African National Congress leader OR Tambo played a pivotal role in building the international anti-apartheid movement. He set up the first missions of the then-banned ANC in Egypt, Morocco, Ghana and the United Kingdom.Symbols reflected in this order include the majola or mole snake, which is symbolic in African mythology for friendship, protection and active support; the walking stick, which is symbolic of support and commitment; and the universal yin and yang symbol, connoting a meeting point of diverse spiritual energies.The Order of MapungubweThe Order of Mapungubwe is awarded to South African citizens for achievements that have had an international impact and have served the interests of the country.The Kingdom of Mapungubwe existed a millennium ago in the northern part of South Africa. The kingdom had a developed mining, metallurgy and agricultural industry, and traded with countries as far afield as China. Various elements in the Order’s design symbolise new horizons, creativity and excellence, as well as human resourcefulness.The Order of Mendi for BraveryThe Order of Mendi for Bravery is awarded to South African citizens who have performed an extraordinary act of bravery that placed their lives in great danger, or who lost their own lives including in trying to save the life of another person, or by saving property, in or outside South Africa.The lapel rosette is for outstanding courage in the face of danger. The decoration is dedicated to the South African troops who lost their lives in 1917 when the SS Mendi was destroyed. The ship was struck and cut almost in half by another ship, the SS Darro, while crossing the English Channel from Britain to France during World War One.The ceremony in 2015Running for the 21st year, in 2015 the ceremony was held at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.Originally, it was scheduled to take place on Freedom Day, 27 April. However, this was postponed because “the country was mourning the passing of four South Africans and three citizens of other countries who were killed during violent attacks directed at foreign nationals in Durban and Johannesburg”, noted the South African Government News Agency.The 2015 recipientsThe Order of Mendi for Bravery was bestowed on:Jetro Ndlovu for his outstanding contribution to the fight for freedom, equality and democracy in South AfricaJoe Morolong (posthumous) received the silver order for his excellent contribution to the fight for liberation in South Africa. “He endured tremendous personal persecution for the ideal of a democratic and liberated society,” said the chancellor of the National Orders, Dr Cassius LubisiCaleb Motshabi (posthumous) for his excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South Africa; he facilitated the creation of safe passage for many young people who went into exile to fight for freedomEric Mtshali for his excellent contribution to the fight against apartheidMpumelelo Washington Bongco (posthumous) for his exceptional contribution to the pursuit of equality and universal suffrage in South AfricaThe Order of Ikhamanga was awarded to:Themba Patrick Magaisa for his outstanding contribution to the development of indigenous literature in South AfricaMbulaeni Mulaudzi (posthumous) for his outstanding achievements as a track athlete and for his contribution to the advancement of athletics in South AfricaDarius Mfana Dhlomo for his excellent talent in various professional sporting codesWinnie Mahlangu for her excellent contribution to the field of broadcasting and for keeping the listenership of Ukhozi FMRamakgobotla John Mekoa for his excellent contribution to the development of jazz music in South Africa; he established a jazz music centre that contributed to the growth of the careers of many South African jazz musiciansMbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane (posthumous) for his excellent contribution to the development of African literature and the upliftment of African languages on the global stageThe Order of the Baobab was given to:Yvonne Mokgoro for her outstanding contribution to the field of law and the administration of justice in a democratic South AfricaJohn Douglas Anderson for his excellent contribution to the upliftment of the lives of children and people with disabilitiesMary Makobatjatji Malahlela (posthumous) for her excellent contribution to the provision of medical services to oppressed South Africans during apartheid; she was one of the first African women to qualify as a medical doctor in South AfricaAndrew Ross for his excellent contribution to the training of young rural medics; his work has provided hope to communities that use rural hospitalsOtto Stehlik for his excellent contribution to economic and social development in South Africa; his business skills in the hospitality industry have benefitted South Africa significantlyJames David Lewis-Williams for his exceptional and distinguished contribution to the field of archaeology; his research on the rock art of the ancient people of Southern Africa has contributed invaluable knowledge about their lives and timesThe Order of Luthuli was given to:Kay Moonsamy for his outstanding contribution to the fight for democracy and freedom in South Africa; as a trade unionist, he was among the leading figures who actively fought the apartheid systemWilliam Frankel for his excellent contribution to the fight against apartheid; he played a significant role in raising funds for those detained by apartheid security forces and those charged under apartheid legislationJohnson Malcomess Mgabela (posthumous) for his exceptional contribution to the fight against oppressionPetros Nyawose (posthumous) for his excellent contribution to the fight against apartheidJabulile Nyawose (posthumous) for her excellent contribution to the fight against apartheidMohammed Tikly for his excellent contribution to the fight against apartheid; he assisted many young freedom fighters while he was director of the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College during the days of exileThe Order of the Companions of OR Tambo went to:Gareth Evans from Australia for his excellent contribution to and support of the anti-apartheid movement; his leadership influenced the Australian public to provide scholarships for underprivileged South African students at home and in exilePeter Hain from the United Kingdom for his excellent contribution to the fight against the injustices of apartheid and his unwavering support for the South African liberation movementAmbassador Vladimir Kazimirov from Russia for his excellent contribution to the recording of the plight of the majority in Southern African countries, especially South Africa, during the period of minority ruleLars Nordbo from Denmark for his excellent contribution to the struggle for liberation and for his architectural skills that saw him build dormitory blocks in Mazimbu, Tanzania, which housed South African freedom fighters in exile; these blocks were later converted into a Tanzanian universityAmbassador Andrey Urnov from Russia for his excellent contribution to the fight for the liberation of the people of South AfricaDr Lim Kok Wing from Malaysia for his excellent and commendable contribution to the fight against apartheid and to education internationally, with a special focus on Southern AfricaProfessor Gay McDougall from the United States for her excellent contribution to the fight against the injustices of apartheid; she mobilised policymakers in the US in support of the struggle for freedom in South Africa and put to use her legal expertise for the defence of political prisoners in South Africa and Namibia.last_img read more

San Beda barges into 12th straight Finals, ousts San Sebastian

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Volleyball star Denden Lazaro declines fan who attempts ‘akbay,’ stands up to ‘suplada’ comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next The best-of-three championship series between Lyceum and San Beda begins on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.David paced San Sebastian with 16 points and seven rebounds, Ryan Costelo got 15 markers, three boards, and three assists, and Calisaan had 10 points and nine rebounds in the losing effort.The Golden Stags may have gone down but not without a fight, slicing the lead down to five, 67-62 with 5:02 remaining.Unfortunately, Justine Mercado and Costelo were both meted with unsportsmanlike fouls in a span of a minute and the momentum went back the Red Lions’ way, allowing them to bring the lead back to 10, 72-62, with 3:41 left to play.San Beda also made a living from the charity stripe, going 25-of-36 from the free throw line against San Sebastian’s 3-of-6.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 The Scores:SAN BEDA 76 – Mocon 23, Bolick 21, Tankoua 13, Soberano 9, Potts 6, Presbitero 4, Abuda 0, Cariño 0, Doliguez 0, Noah 0, Tongco 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 71 – David 16, Costelo 15, Calisaan 10, Capobres 7, Calma 6, Gayosa 6, Bulanadi 4, Navarro 3, Ilagan 2, Mercado 2, Baetiong 0, Valdez 0.Quarters: 26-11, 44-31, 57-51, 76-71. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12San Beda, Lyceum early favorites ahead of NCAA Season 9300:50Trending 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 Gamescenter_img Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Beda powered its way to the NCAA Season 93 Finals with a 76-71 victory over San Sebastian in the stepladder semis Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena and book its ticket to its 12th straight Finals appearance.Javee Mocon pumped in 23 points, 22 rebounds, and five blocks, while Robert Bolick drained 21 points on a 5-of-8 shooting from threw, on top of four boards and four assists as the two carried the Red Lions to the championship series once again.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Showing no signs of rust from their 19-day layoff, the Red Lions started the game like a house on fire with a 10-2 opening blast and went on to establish an 18-point lead, 32-14, after Bolick and AC Soberano drilled back-to-back threes with 8:51 remaining in the second quarter.But the Golden Stags bounced back, relying on the duo of Michael Calisaan and Jayson David to inch closer and cut the deficit to as low as four, 52-48, late in the third.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 shutoutHowever, San Beda’s poise prevailed in the end as Mocon and Bolick put on the finishing touches to claim the win.“19 days off is really tough. But I give full credit to my players. They sacrificed a lot in preparation for this game,” said coach Boyet Fernandez. “We lost against Lyceum and I know people have been doubting us, but the players believed in themselves. I gave them my trust and they gave me this day.” MOST READ View commentslast_img read more