Standhardinger, Hong Kong foil Alab Pilipinas comeback

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours CONTRIBUTED PHOTODefending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club proved to be the steadier team in the endgame as they held off Tanduay Alab Pilipinas, 92-89, in the 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Christian Standhardinger showed why he is indeed one of the biggest recruits this year, scoring the final four baskets, the last of which an undergoal stab with 5.3 seconds to spare to hold off the Philippine side in his ABL debut.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hong Kong, though, answered back with a 9-0 run to bring the lead back to eight, 82-74 with 5:45 left, as Standhardinger finished off the game and halt Alab’s late comeback bid.Reggie Okosa carried Alab Pilipinas with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks, while Parks came alive after a listless first half and poured in 16 of his 17 markers in the last two quarters.Ivan Johnson got 17 points, 15 boards, three dimes, and two steals before fouling out with 3:23 remaining in the game.Tanduay Alab Pilipinas returns to action on November 29 against Singapore Slingers at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Josh Urbiztondo had one last shot to force overtime, but he missed a desperation three from halfcourt at the buzzer.The Fil-German forward topped Hong Kong Eastern with 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneReigning ASEAN World MVP Marcus Elliott posted a near triple-double with 25 markers, nine dimes, and eight boards, while ASEAN Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb tallied 23 points on 3-of-6 shooting from threes that went with three assists and two rebounds.It was a gallant stand for the rejigged Alab crew, which fought back from 15 points down, 63-48, in the third quarter and even took a 74-73 lead with 8:07 remaining in the payoff period after Bobby Ray Parks Jr. completed a three-point play. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene HONG KONG EASTERN 92 – Standhardinger 26, Elliott 25, Lamb 23, Moss 10, Xu 4, Lee 2, Tang 2, Wu 0, Lau 0.TANDUAY ALAB PILIPINAS 89 – Okosa 28, Parks 17, Johnson 17, Urbiztondo 14, Sumalinog 9, Domingo 2, Maierhofer 2, Hontiveros 0, Raymundo 0, Celiz 0, Javelona 0.Quarters: 24-18, 54-43, 73-68, 92-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ‘Quick adjustment’ for returning Blatche Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

2 AFL Soldiers Become Certified Pilots

first_imgThe two AFL trained pilots are 2nd Lieutenants Jerreck Jeff Dwanah, Jr., and Varney A. Sieleaf Two officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), 2nd Lieutenants Jerreck Jeff Dwanah, Jr., and Varney A. Sirleaf,  have been trained as the first post-war certified commercial pilots as they were winged on yesterday at the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters in Abuja, an AFL release has said.According to the release, the winging ceremony climaxed two and half years of training at the Nigerian International Aviation College in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.Upon their return to Liberia, the two officers will pioneer the establishment of the Liberia Air Wing.The Minister of National Defense, retired Major General Daniel Dee Ziankahn, Jr., extended gratitude on behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the AFL President George Weah and lauded the people and Government of Nigeria for the many sacrifices they continue to make in resuscitating Liberia to a peaceful country after a 14-year civil crisis.Ziankahn acknowledged the role Nigerian government played in the restructuring process of the post-war AFL, which saw the seconding of two of its Major Generals, the late Maj/Gen Luka N. Yusu and the late Maj/Gen Suraj A. Abdurrahman, who served subsequently as Command Officer-in-Charge of the AFL during its re-branding process and progressively brought the AFL to where it is as a professional army dubbed a “Force for Good.”Minister Ziankahn hailed the long-standing bilateral ties between Liberia and Nigeria that resulted to the promotion of cultural, diplomatic and military relationships.“We are humbly soliciting for the training of air and ground crew when the Liberia Air Wing is eventually established. We will require your support, guidance and mentor-ship to establish and operate the Liberia Air Wing,” Minister Ziankahn said.It can be recalled that on August 23, 2007, the Governments of Liberia and Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for military-to-military relations to rebuild the professional development of the AFL.In the MoU, the two officers were part of eight cadets that departed Liberia in 2007 to undergo a four-year regular combatant degree course at the prestigious Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna.They commenced their pilot training at the Nigerian Air Force 301 Flying Training School in Kaduna, following their graduation as members of 60th Regular Course from the Nigerian Defense Academy in September, 2013.Upon completion of their training, the Liberian government appealed for further training. This appeal subsequently saw their enrollment at the Nigerian International Aviation College in IIorin, Kwara State.According to the 2008 New Defense Act, section 5.1, the Liberia Air Wing, when activated, will undertake search and rescue missions; provide limited air transportation for the movement of troops and logistics for the AFL; undertake medical evacuation; undertake limited marine patrol over Liberia’s Exclusive Economic Zone and assist those ministries and agencies in times of emergency and natural or man-made disasters, as well as assist in evacuation and logistics movement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

UPDATED: Police search for gunman after shots at War Memorial and Parliament Hill

first_imgThe Hill remains under lockdown amid reports there may be two to three shooters, according to a senior official locked in the Official Opposition Leaders’ office.Police say they are investigating “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa.”The Langevin Block, home of the Prime Minister’s Office across the street from Parliament Hill, has now been evacuated and citizens are being moved back more than two blocks from the Parliamentary precinct.- Advertisement -Police herded bystanders off the street into a major office building and warned people to stay away from the windows.Conservative MP Bob Zimmer has tweeted that a gunman was shot and killed, but that report was not immediately verified by police.Two sources told The Canadian Press that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons, shot an assailant.Advertisement Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from the building to an undisclosed location, officials in his office said.Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. with a report of shots fired.At least one gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown and surrounded by security.Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside the building, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.Advertisement Most of those MPs remain locked down in their caucus rooms.The NDP caucus was evacuated along with the Liberal Senate caucus.Karl Belanger, a senior aide to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, says security told them to remain locked in the Opposition leader’s office as there may be two or three gunmen.A witness reported that a man drove up in a black vehicle, got out carrying a rifle and ran into the Centre Block _ the seat of the House of Commons under the Peace Tower.The vehicle, with no rear licence plate, parked directly in front of the Langevin Block.Advertisement “DND member is down,” one officer was overheard saying.Bronley was fairly certain the victim was one of the ceremonial guards at the War Memorial.Two people vigorously pumped the victim’s chest on the stairs of the War Memorial, until the victim was finally placed on a stretcher and ushered into an ambulance shortly after 10 a.m.The incident comes just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over and one of them killed in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathiesBelow is more information from the Globe and Mail about the incidents. Witnesses report seeing a man dressed in black with a scarf wrapped around his face, carrying a double-barreled shotgunShots were fired in several different corridors inside the Centre Block, according to witnesses. Some people fled the building by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations.Chuck Bronley of Ottawa said he was near the memorial when he heard four shots and saw a man running away carrying what he said was a rifle.A tourist from the Netherlands was also nearby when he heard four shots, and saw an armed man with long, dark hair fleeing.Police were yelling at bystanders, shouting that there was still a shooter on the loose.Advertisementlast_img read more

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max mockup shows upcoming Apple phones with triple rear camera module

first_imgLast year, in 2018, Apple launched three iPhones out of which one was for the consumers looking to buy an “affordable” iPhone. This year too — at least that’s what the rumours suggest — the Cupertino based tech firm is planning to bring three iPhones which are said to be the successor to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Most likely the high-end or expensive iPhones this year will be called iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. The affordable iPhone this year will reportedly be called iPhone XR 2. Ahead of the launch of these new iPhones a lot has been revealed about the phones by the rumours and leaks and now new mockup reveals the complete design of the camera setup of the alleged iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max. The camera module design of the iPhone XR is said to be different.The new leak coming from tipster Ben Geskin goes almost in line with the past renders of the iPhone 11 series. The mockup reveals that the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Max will come with a triple rear camera setup. This should come as good news for iPhone fans who have been missing out on more cameras. Having said that if rumours turn out to be true this will be the first time when iPhones will sport three cameras on the back panel.As far as the design of the iPhone 11 series is concerned — in the mockup — the phones look a lot different compared to last year’s iPhones. The three cameras are placed in a rectangular fashion and they sit inside a square box — which was also revealed by the past rumours, leaks and renders. The three cameras are paired with an LED flash that also sits inside the square camera module. In the mockup the iPhone 11 series appears in gold colour. Next to the camera module there’s an Apple logo that sits and appears in silver paint.advertisementPast rumours suggest that the top-end iPhones this year aka the iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Max will come with three cameras on the back panel while the iPhone XR successor will include dual rear cameras. Considering the rumours the camera setup of the iPhone XR successor or the iPhone XR 2 — the name of the phone is yet to be confirmed — will look similar to that of the iPhone XS series. Some other rumours suggest that the iPhone XR 2 similar to the iPhone XR will come in funky colours while the top end iPhone models will be available in basic, black, white and gold colours.Going by Apple’s track record the new iPhones may launch around September and October. Meanwhile, the Cupertino major is all set to kick off its developer’s event aka WWDC 2019 today where the company is said to announce iOS 13 — which is run the new iPhones. Apple is also expected to announce new MacBooks at WWDC event today.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 may launch in India next week as company holds preview eventsALSO READ | BlackBerry Messenger is now officially over, but BBMe will live onALSO READ | Vodafone prepaid recharge plan of Rs 229 offers 2GB data daily for 28 dayslast_img read more