BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We challenged the players to face the situation. We wanted the ball to go to Walker but there was also an option for Maliksi,” Isaac said.The ball did go to Walker, who then set Maliksi up for the game-winning jumper from the free-throw line with 9.5 seconds left.The Hotshots did not need as tight a finish as the Elite did, putting together a strong second half to overcome an NLEX squad that was seeing action in its first playoff stint under coach Yeng Guiao.The hard-fighting Road Warriors looked headed for a do-or-die as they stormed out of a deadlock at halftime to take a 63-55 lead in the third quarter.But Star went on a strong run to take a 69-63 edge before stretching the lead to 10 late in the fourth period behind huge baskets by Paul Lee.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Import Kristofer Acox and Lee carried the Hotshots in the second half and finished with 21 and 18 points, respectively, for Star, which at one point in the tournament was staring at a possible seventh seed in the playoffs.“We came from seventh spot and we were able to get No. 4 so we just took advantage of it,” said Star coach Chito Victolero.Acox also had 12 rebounds and two steals for Star.In contrast, NLEX started the Governors’ Cup strong and was one of the early favorites to nab a crucial twice-to-beat advantage but the fickleness of the tournament, where the closely-packed standings meant one loss could spell doom for a team’s chances, dropped the Road Warriors out of the top four.Walker and Maliksi carried the Elite down the stretch but it took team effort in the waning seconds to pull off the defensive stop on the Bolts, whose last shot—a one-hander from just inside the 3-point line by Mike Tolomia—went off target.“We played good defense and made the stop,” Isaac said.The dramatic win was Blackwater’s first in the playoffs since joining the league in 2014. And it couldn’t have come at a better time with the Elite facing the formidable Bolts, who won nine games against only two losses in the elimination round.Walker had only 11 points in the first three quarters before taking over when it mattered most. He exploded for 19 in the fourth quarter, scoring Blackwater’s first 18 points there.The former NBA veteran, who had stints with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, logged a total of 30 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, one steal and a block.The 30-year-old Maliksi, who was acquired from Star in a four-player trade on Sept. 10, wound up with 15 points and four rebounds. Starting guard Mike DiGregorio added 20 points. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Reigning Best Import Allen Durham posted 18 points—including an inside basket that gave the Bolts a 91-90 edge with 15.8 ticks remaining—21 rebounds and seven assists while Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge had 19 and 18 points, respectively.Blackwater tries to become only the fourth team to knock off the No. 1 seed when it tangles with Meralco on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESStar became the first team to reach the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup even when the top-seeded Meralco Bolts had an earlier game schedule—and a supposedly lighter quarterfinal opponent.The Hotshots came back in the second half to eliminate the NLEX Road Warriors, 89-77, Tuesday night to advance to the Final Four of the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, who finished second in this tournament last season, could have gotten to the semifinals ahead after drawing an earlier game time and a quarterfinal pairing against eighth-seed Blackwater.But Allein Maliksi came out eager to prove that the Elite made a good decision in trading for him late in the season.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 shutoutMaliksi came up clutch as the Elite took down the Bolts, 92-91, to force a do-or-die in their pairing.“Going into the final 15 seconds of the game with Meralco up by one, the instruction was to have a good shot and if there was an opening, we take it,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac after the gripping showdown between seeds at the opposite end of the spectrum at Mall of Asia Arena. 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China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Head coach: Ariel SisonLast Season: 6-12 (8th)Holdovers: Sidney Onwubere, Hamadou Laminou, Francis MunsayacKey losses: Igee King, Jorem MoradaKey additions: Juju Bautista, Jerome GarciaIt’s now Final Four or bust for Emilio Aguinaldo College.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection View comments Pacquiao: There will be a rematch NCAA Season 93 Preview: EAC Generals348 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 That’s the ultimatum coach Ariel Sison gave to his Generals as they prepare for war this coming NCAA season.“To be honest, we want the Final Four now,” he said with emphasis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsOne can’t blame Sison wanting to go all-in.After all, this will be Sidney Onwubere’s final season, and the husky-voiced mentor wants a proper sendoff for his star forward. MOST READ “This is Sidney’s last playing year so we’re looking to reach that,” he said.EAC won’t be relying on Onwubere alone, as it will still have Francis Munsayac and able-bodied transferees in Juju Bautista and Jerome Garcia to aid in this year’s campaign.The bad news, though, is that Cameroonian big man Hamadou Laminou is out for the first two weeks of the season as he nurses a knee injury.However, Sison still believes this Generals crew will be a force to be reckoned with this season.“Our bench got deeper and I think that they’ll be capable of helping us to achieve what we’re aspiring for,” he said. “Every day in our practices, we remind them to give their 100-percent in training and especially in the games. And I can see that everybody is willing to step up for us to win.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. To end, Sison reaffirmed his vision for EAC this year and made it clear that there’s only one goal in mind.“We’re hoping that we’ll be in the Final Four and we want it now.”
Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena View comments Junia Louise Quintanilla Gabasa replaced Saso, who also won the ICTSI Eagle Ridge Ladies Invitational last year, in the seven-athlete lineup.Included in the roster to the Aug. 19-30 Games were Ruperto Zaragosa, Luigi Paolo Wong, Jolo Timothy Wong and Carl Jano Corpus for the men’s individual and team events. Completing the cast are Lois Kaye Lo Go and Constantino.Filipino golfers missed the medal podium two years ago in Singapore after a double-gold performance by Princess Superal in the women’s individual and team events with Katrina Pelen-Briones and Clare AmeliaLegaspi during the 2013 edition in Burma.The SEAG golf competition in KL will be held at the Mines Resort City Golf Club in Selangor.Saso’s absence will mean losing one more potential gold medal for the Philippines after Filipino-American doubles specialist Treat Huey pulled out from the Games last week.ADVERTISEMENT Marcial to skip AIBA C’ships for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes LATEST STORIES Filipino-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso will skip the coming 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, another downer for the Philippine bid to reach its target of 50 gold medals.Tom Carrasco, the Philippine Olympic Committee’s pointman in the athlete selection process for the Games, said the National Golf Association of the Philippines informed the task force on the exclusion of the 15-year-old World Junior Girls champion.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Saso also led the PH team to the title last year in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada after joining hands with Harmie Nicole Constantino and Sofia Angela Legaspi for a nine-stroke victory over South Korea.She subdued Jennifer Chang of the United States by six strokes for the individual trophy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I was told by the NGAP that she has other commitments during the SEA Games. She was already removed from the delegation,” said Carrasco.Saso reached the semifinals of the US Women’s Amateur Golf Championship last year in Pennsylvania.
He continued: “The pressure is there already. Any coach or player that is going to the Southeast Asian Games is supposed to win and they’re supposed to bring home the gold. It doesn’t matter if you have one day or two days of practice. They’re supposed to win.”Gilas Pilipinas opens its SEA Games campaign on Sunday against Thailand, before taking on Myanmar, and Malaysia in the following days to finish its schedule in the group stages.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Even with less than two weeks to prepare for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, Gilas Pilipinas has put its best foot forward as it flies to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Friday.Head coach Jong Uichico is hopeful that the team’s preparations will be enough to help the country secure its 18th gold in the regional tiff.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Gilas Pilipinas motivated amid pressure to deliver SEA Games gold2.3K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soon NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “We’re about 70-80 percent ready,” the soft-spoken mentor said on Thursday during the Chooks-to-Go-hosted sendoff at Edsa Shangri-la. “Hopefully, that 80-percent can get things done for the SEA Games team.”Jong Uichico. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netDespite the short preparation, Gilas Pilipinas is still the favorite to nab the gold medal in the biennial meet but teams like Thailand, Indonesia, and host country Malaysia are all out to dislodge the Philippines out of its throne.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingUichico said the players don’t need reminding on how much it would mean for the country to impose its dominance anew in the hardcourt.“The players are very motivated. Once you don the Philippine colors, or Philippine flag, or Philippine uniform, you should be motivated. There’s no amount of motivation that just wearing that uniform and representing the country. The mere fact that you’re part of the national team should be enough of a motivation,” he said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the first innings deficit was too much to handle and a defeat was inevitable after South Africa took a massive 484-run lead in the first Test in Centurion.”The deficit was too much to handle, and South Africa got too many runs. It was a good show by the batsmen in the second innings,” Dhoni said after India were dismissed for 459 in their second innings to hand South Africa an innings and 25-run victory.”After they won the toss it was a job half done, but they had to bowl at the right areas and they did that. Their batsmen also batted really well,” he added.Asked what are the positives that India would take from this match, Dhoni said, “Most of the batsmen got off to a good start in the second innings, I mean Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) scored 80, Sachin (Tendulkar) 100, these are positives.””But there are grey areas. Our bowling has to improve, and we are looking forward to have Zaheer (Khan) back in the side. It is important to educate the bowlers and give them a road map for the next Test.”I’ve lost quite a few tosses, but it’s important now to take some time off and then get back into the groove,” he added.South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who was awarded the Man of the Match for his maiden unbeaten double ton in the first innings, said it was a very special moment for him.”It took a long way to come but it was worth the wait. It was a very special moment,” Kallis said.advertisement”It was a good all-round effort from us, we put in a good performance on day one which put us ahead of the eight ball. Centurion is a big scoring ground and we came into this Test looking to be very positive with both bat and ball,” he said.Highly satisfied after drawing the first blood in the high profile series, South African skipper Graeme Smith heaped praise on his team and said the aim now would be to make it 2-0 in Durban.”Obviously very happy, it’s a big series, the build-up has been big and it’s nice to come out and secure a big win,” Smith said.”The bowlers did very well and bowled in the right areas on the first day. We wanted to be positive in our first innings, and to take the game forward like that. The way the batsmen played, it was great Test cricket.”We’ve had terrific support from the fans, looking forward to Christmas with our families. We have to continue in the same vein and make it 2-0 in Durban Test, that would be the aim,” he said.Spinner Paul Harris and pacer Morne Morkel were also awarded with a memento for achieving 100 wickets in their Test career in the post-match presentation.- With PTI inputs
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan is young and is leading a young team at the World Cup. A good batsman, who can stay at the crease for long in demanding situations, Shakib will be hoping to prove his mettle in the mega tournament.Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful are his trusted aides. Syed Rasel and Shahadat Hossain are good pacemen in the Bangladesh team. Often labelled as minnows, they can even spring a surprise.Shakib Al Hasan’s statistics
I encounter a rising number of young patients, afflicted by high blood pressure (BP), high cholesterol, diabetes and heart diseases. Conventionally, these are disorders of age, likely to develop in the fifth or sixth decade of one’s life. But inappropriate lifestyle-primarily, poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise-is bringing,I encounter a rising number of young patients, afflicted by high blood pressure (BP), high cholesterol, diabetes and heart diseases. Conventionally, these are disorders of age, likely to develop in the fifth or sixth decade of one’s life. But inappropriate lifestyle-primarily, poor eating habits and lack of physical exercise-is bringing on an epidemic of these diseases. And the patient profile is getting younger.Over the past few decades, the diet pattern in the country has drastically changed. Dietary choices of an individual in India used to be based on tradition, culture and religious beliefs. But now convenience is the rule of thumb. Convenient food is anything that is quick, tasty and (very importantly) “fashionable”. Lack of time, stress and boredom being the most common excuses that I get to hear from my patients for indulging in such foods.Dining out is an easier option for overworked professionals than cooking at home these days. While the frequency of eating out at restaurants has zoomed, so have portion sizes. People consume more calories now than ever before.Click here to EnlargeSkipping breakfast, heavy dinners, long gaps between meals, lack of fibre-rich food is so very evident in the diets of today. And it’s a trend that starts early. Children are introduced to junk food at a very young age and very soon chips, cold drinks, biscuits, pizzas, burgers, box juices, chhole bhature, chowmein and a whole host of unwholesome foods become a major part of their everyday diet.Let’s not just blame time constrained, busy professionals, double-income families or working mothers. The prevalence of television commercials promoting unhealthy food as “healthy” and “nutritious” has contributed a lot to poor eating habits. Consumption of cold drinks, especially among children, for instance, has increased in the last 20 years by 300 per cent. Children have become more sedentary, outdoor sport has taken a backseat. Lack of physical activity, increasing affluence and easy availability of fast and convenient foods lead to obesity and ultimately risk of heart diseases.advertisementAdd to it our varied food platter. Foods from different parts of the world are now just a phone call away in any metro. We often blame Western pizzas and burgers as “junk food”, but the fact is, Indian fast foods-chat, samosa, namkeen and traditional sweets-are equally loaded with calories and saturated fat. If trans fatty-acids (TFA) in high fat-baked foods like doughnuts, cookies, cakes, rusks and biscuits clog your arteries, so do saturated fats in cream, cheese, butter and ghee hidden in Indian snacks.Click here to EnlargeThe commonly found processed foods-for which food labels say “partially hydrogenated vegetable oils”-should be avoided. They are rich sources of tfa. They increase bad cholesterol (or IDL), bring down good cholesterol (hdl) and are more prone to getting deposited in blood vessels, leading to heart attacks and stroke.Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the single-most important cause of deaths worldwide. High bp, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, diet rich in saturated fats-especially, processed and ready-to-eat foods-are the major risk factors that lead to various heart ailments. All of these can be controlled through a healthy diet and lifestyle. With some help from modern medicine, of course.- Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Naresh Trehan, is the chairman and managing director of Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon
Colleges would be announcing cut-offs on the basis of their past experiences.Admission to Delhi University’s (DU) undergraduate courses will change drastically this year.The university – after consultation with college principals in a three hour-long meeting on Monday – has decided to discontinue the process of filling application forms for seeking admission to any of its affiliated colleges.Till last year, a DU aspirant had the option of either filling a common admission form or applying individually to colleges.”No forms will be sold by the university or the colleges. Colleges will decide on their cut-offs (qualifying marks) based on their previous years’ experience. Students will directly take admission in whichever course they qualify as per the cut-off declared,” said a senior official of the university.This idea, proposed by Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh at Monday’s meeting, received a positive response from all present.However, students seeking admission through sports, SC/ST and ECA quota will have to submit application forms.”Students were earlier applying to all programmes irrespective of what they really wanted to study,” said Meera Ramachandran, principal of Gargi College, who was present at the meeting.By filling just one common form (which was later available in OMR format), students could apply to as many as 63 undergraduate programmes in 63 colleges.
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who had last year written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about a possible security breach in his North Block office in September 2010, on Tuesday confirmed search for snooping devices in his office. Confirming the seizure of planted adhesive strips, Mukherjee however said that the Intelligence Bureau (IB) probe revealed nothing. Fears of a breach in the ministry of financial affairs office came to fore after taxmen and security agencies found as many as 16 planted adhesives in North Block offices of the finance minister and his officials. The adhesives were found in the offices of Mukherjee’s advisor, personal secretary and two conference rooms. Intelligence agencies conducted an operation to detect presence of possible electronic bugs, but none were found. Mukherjee, in his letter to the prime minister in September last year, had said that no microphone or recording devices were found. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) was also conducting electronic sweeps. The CBDT was particularly alarmed that the surface of the gums had grooves, which might be due to planting of tiny devices that could have been pulled out later. An initial reaction from the IB had described the sticky material as chewing gums. The CBDT chairman also confirmed to Headlines Today about tracing these taped adhesives.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.