Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 5. Kent Salado – G, Arellano Chiefs26 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKent Salado could just carry so much for the Arellano.Despite the speedster’s best efforts, he still can’t stop the Chiefs from losing five of their last six games to finish the first round.One thing going Arellano’s way, though, is the week-long break, giving Salado, coach Jerry Codiñera, and the rest of the team to reassess their standing as they seek to make a huge run in the second round.6. Christian Buñag – C, Mapua Cardinals15 points, 21 reboundsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen one door closes, another one opens.Luckily for Christian Buñag, the injuries abound the Mapua lineup led to him racking up consistent double-doubles through the course of the first roundUnfortunately, those stats aren’t translating to wins, and Buñag needs more help to validate the numbers he’s pouring for the Cardinals.7. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers12 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnother strong showing from Jed Mendoza results to another win for JRU.The first-year playmaker has proven that he’s no one-game wonder, emerging as a solid contributor for Meneses’ rotation after the first round. 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’However, we must first put the spotlight on the first round as last year’s Final Four teams took center stage and rounded out their schedules.Here’s our list of this week’s top performers. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees With the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Mendoza continues this stretch in the second round, things may continue looking up for the Heavy Bombers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhat a way for Bolick to cap off the first round.Allowing his teammates to step up in the past few games, the swingman finally took the baton and torched the net early in San Beda’s 95-70 thumping of Arellano, getting his baskets in the first half to set the tone for the blowout.The game may have been billed as a Finals rematch, but just like in last year’s championship duel, Bolick remains to be the Chiefs’ bane and made the Red Lions no match for the opposition.3. Aaron Bordon – G, JRU Heavy Bombers17 points (8/14 FG), 4 assistsLast Week: N/AAaron Bordon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCoach Vergel Meneses continues to stumble on surprise contributors for Jose Rizal University, this time, unearthing Aaron Bordon.The transferee from Cavite State University stepped up and tallied a career-best 17 points to provide the offensive boost for the Heavy Bombers in their close 68-59 escape of Mapua.If Bordon sustains his form, it shouldn’t be a surprise that JRU can hold on to its standing and move on once again to the Final Four.4. Donald Tankoua – C, San Beda Red Lions15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 blockLast Week: N/AAaron BordonSlowly but surely, Donald Tankoua is getting his groove back.Evoking memories of last season’s Finals, the Cameroonian big man churned out his best outing in the first round as San Beda once again got the better of Arellano on Tuesday.The signs are promising, and if Tankoua continues this tear, there’s no doubt that the Red Lions can also sustain this winning run. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 1. Javee Mocon – F, San Beda Red Lions19 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 blockLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHard work pays off, especially for Javee Mocon.Playing second fiddle behind leader Robert Bolick all season long, the versatile forward finally gained his share of the spotlight as he helped San Beda close out the first round on a seven-game winning streak.Mocon may not get the lion’s share of the limelight for the Red Lions, but there’s no doubt that his contributions are largely to blame for his side’s ascent this NCAA season.2. Robert Bolick – G, San Beda Red Lions23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assistsLast Week: N/AADVERTISEMENT
…says “living in poverty is worse than living in hell”A 35-year-old mother of 10 children of Charity New Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast, is seeking assistance to take care of her children.A neighbour of Sonia Chung reached out to Guyana Times seeking to have the public assistance to help her with basic amenities for her children. At present, six of the 10 children are living with herSpeaking with this publication, Chung said that her smallest child was five months old. She said that both herself and her husband were finding it difficult to gainSonia Chung with five of her 10 childrenemployment as they were both uneducated.Her husband, Moses, she said, was renting a farm in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), but owing to the heavy maintenance cost, he could not afford to continue with that venture.The house in which the family is living has no electricity nor water and is being rented for $14,000 per month. But the family owes six months’ rent – it is only the goodwill of the landlord that stands between them and eviction. Describing her situation and her poverty-stricken state, the woman said, “Living in poverty is worse than living in hell.”Chung said her eldest son, who is 19, is differently abled and cannot help her in any significant way.Meanwhile, her neighbour, Mary Anthony, a member of the Charity Full Gospel Church, who reached out to this newspaper to visit the family, said that she was very much concerned and sad to see the living conditions of her neighbour. She said that her family has offered assistance, but is appealing for some aid to support the family.
0Shares0000Bertrand Traore.PHOTO/courtesyPARIS, France, Feb 22 – Premier League club Chelsea have been banned from signing new players in the next two transfer windows as punishment for breaking rules on registering under-age players, FIFA said on Friday.It means the club will be unable to make signings until the end of January next year. “The Disciplinary Committee sanctioned Chelsea with a ban on registering new players at both national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods,” FIFA said in a statement.In addition, Chelsea were fined Sh60mn (600,000 Swiss francs) and given a period of 90 days to regularise the situation of the minor players concerned.The ban does not prevent players being released by the club and it does not apply to Chelsea’s women’s and futsal teams.Chelsea have been given three days to appeal against FIFA’s decision.The move follows a FIFA into Chelsea’s signing of foreign under-18 players, including the club’s former forward Bertrand Traore, a Burkina Faso international who now plays for French Ligue 1 club Lyon.Traore signed professional forms for Chelsea in 2013 at the age of 18 but was not registered until January the following year.French website Mediapart, quoting documents from Football Leaks, reported that FIFA had scrutinised 19 Chelsea signings.Mediapart reported that FIFA found evidence that Chelsea had supplied misleading information about Traore’s signing and that he had made more than 20 appearances for the club at different age levels despite not being registered by the Football Association.FIFA said Friday it was also fining the Football Association (Sh51mn) 510,000 Swiss francs for breaking the rules on signing minors.The world governing body gave the FA a period of six months to update its processes concerning international transfers and the registration of minors.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
Mumbai: A consumer forum here has ordered a construction firm to refund over Rs 15 lakh to a buyer for failing to hand over a flat in suburban Kandivali on time. In its ruling passed recently in favour of the complainants- Amit Monterio and Francis Monterio, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum told the construction firm, Vijaykamal Properties, that the flat buyers cannot be held responsible for pending litigations. The duo had booked a flat in a building located in Kandivali (W) Mumbai in 2014. They had made an initial payment of Rs 15,51,168 to Vijaykamal Properties for the flat costing Rs 77,55,840. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ As per the agreement, the duo was supposed to get the possession by June 2017. However, the builder failed to hand over the property and did not even complete the construction, the complainants said. They said that the construction firm did not respond to the legal notice sent by them. Following which they approached the consumer forum, seeking refund of the amount paid. In the reply before the forum, the builder argued that he could not hand over possession of the flat due to multiple litigations pending against the property. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K He further submitted that Origin Realtors LLP was also introduced as a co-promoter in the project, which was then revised and registered with the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) and as per the new plan, the project was expected to be completed by December 31, 2023. The forum, however, said, “Due to multiple litigations the opponent could not give possession of the flat to the complainants. However, for these litigations complainants cannot be held responsible.” The forum also said that after the project was revised, no fresh agreement were executed with the complainants. Therefore, the buyers should have got possession of the flat by June 2017 as per the deed executed earlier. Since the realtors failed to hand over the flat within that time, the duo should get the refund of the amount they had paid, it added. It directed the builder to refund the entire amount paid by the buyer alongwith interest of 9 per cent per annum and also ordered him to pay Rs 10,000 towards the cost of litigation.