CanadaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Judicial harassment “The ruling fails to recognize the importance of journalistic source protection and threatens the integrity of journalism in Canada, forcing the essential investigative function of the press to be at the disposal of law enforcement,” says CJFE Executive Director Tom Henheffer. “If journalists cannot protect their sources, then the information they provide will dry up, leaving Canadians uninformed and democracy impoverished.” The coalition urges the government to act quickly to amend the statutory framework governing the use of production orders to offer greater protection against a chilling effect on public interest reporting and free expression. They also urge the RCMP to respect the independence and important societal role of journalists and withdraw its demands for the release of private material and correspondence with sources. “Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply concerned by the recent deterioration of the respect for journalists’ independence and the confidentiality of their sources in Canada,” says Delphine Halgand, RSF North America Director. “Today’s decision is an alarming step in the wrong direction.” In February 2015 the RCMP presented VICE News reporter and host of the series Cyberwar Ben Makuch with a production order to turn over all communications between himself and Farah Shirdon, a source who had allegedly joined ISIS and who was later charged in absentia by the RCMP for terrorism-related activity. The Ontario Superior Court upheld the production order in March 2016, a decision which VICE Media immediately appealed. In October 2016 a coalition of Canadian civil liberties and media organizations, including CJFE, were granted leave by the Ontario Court of Appeal to intervene in support of VICE Media’s appeal. That appeal has now been denied.The protection of sources is a foundational principle of journalism, making crucial reporting like Makuch’s coverage of ISIS possible in the first place. By forcing Makuch to hand over his notes to the RCMP, the decision sets a precedent that could lead to an increase in RCMP requests for journalist notes and communications, making it less likely that sources will be willing to speak with journalists. The RCMP’s production order is a simple fishing expedition which will do little to make Canadians secure while making it harder for Makuch, VICE, and all Canadian journalists to bring stories of national importance to the public. On February 25, 2017, CJFE and a coalition of civil society, media and labour organizations held a national day of action in locations across the country, with creative and peaceful public vigils to reinforce their concern about national security policy, surveillance and freedom of the press. A petition calling on the RCMP to drop the production order against Ben Makuch has also garnered over 4,000 signatures. Statement signed by: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the Centre for Free Expression, Unifor, CWA/SCA Canada, Association des Journalistes Indépendants du Québec (AJIQ), FNC-CSN (Fédération nationale des communications), Newspapers Canada, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, National NewsMedia Council.Makuch’s case is one of many recent incidents that have threatened press freedom in Canada and that have alarmed RSF.Canada is currently ranked 18th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 10 places in 2015. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins partner Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) and a coalition of press freedom groups in condemning the Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that VICE News reporter Ben Makuch must hand over all communications between him and an ISIS fighter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RSF joined the coalition of media and civil liberties organizations that intervened in VICE’s appeal last November. November 11, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Canada RSF_en Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more March 22, 2017 Canada – RSF and press freedom groups condemn Ontario court ruling against VICE journalist Ben Makuch News News January 15, 2021 Find out more “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” CanadaAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting sources Judicial harassment to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information News News On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”
According to the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system) from January to the end of December 2017, there were 18,5 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 102 million overnight stays (+12 percent). These are certainly historical tourist results for Croatia-Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli and Director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić are satisfied with these results, and in 2018 they announce a stronger development of year-round tourism based on sustainable development and destination management.”Tourism results in 2017, and especially during the pre- and post-season, are the best indicator of how key positive strides can be made in the short term. That is why our intention in 2018 is to continue with improvements in order to further position Croatia as a year-round destination, thus enabling more competitive business of entrepreneurs in tourism, further investments, better conditions for tourism workers and further stimulate the entire Croatian economy. With key legislative changes, and through other programs and activities of the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, I believe that 2018 will be very successful and that we will create new foundations for further development of Croatian tourism”Minister Cappelli pointed out.During 2018, the Croatian Tourist Board will carry out a series of activities aimed at even more efficient promotion in various markets around the world, and improving cooperation with partners in foreign emitting markets, said CNTB Director Kristjan Staničić and stressed the importance of maintaining positive trends in this. years ” The emphasis will be on further expanding the program and introducing new airlines. I am sure that the Croatian tourism sector, which is getting richer and more competitive every year, will once again make its immeasurable contribution. Namely, today Croatia is a very interesting and popular destination, both for tourists and businesses, and in order to maintain their interest we must maintain a positive atmosphere and growth trends.” concluded director Staničić and added that the Croatian tourist offer, this year, will be presented at 26 tourist ones.Of this number, there will be appearances at 9 specialized fairs that include nautical, congress and camping offer, while a new visual concept and a new creative solution of the CNTB stand will be presented for the first time at ITB Berlin in March. In order to achieve even better results in certain markets, it is planned to expand the current network of representative offices with new offices in China – Shanghai, South Korea – Seoul, USA – Los Angeles and Italy – Rome.Photo: MINTA record year in arrivals and overnight staysIn the period from January to December, foreign tourists made 16,5 million arrivals (+14 percent) and 89,8 million overnight stays (+12 percent), while domestic tourists made 12 million overnight stays and grew by 14 percent. . In the period from January to the end of December, most overnight stays were realized in Wife (28 million overnight stays), Split-Dalmatia County (19 million overnight stays) and in Kvarner (18,6 million overnight stays). They are followed by Zadar County (13,7 million overnight stays), Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 8,5 million overnight stays, Šibenik-Knin County with 7,1 million overnight stays, Lika-Senj County with 3,2 million overnight stays and Zagreb with 2,3 million overnight stays .2 million overnight stays (+15 percent) were realized on the continent, and the highest number of overnight stays was realized in Karlovac County (576 thousand overnight stays), Krapina-Zagorje County (322 thousand overnight stays) and Osijek-Baranja County (188 thousand overnight stays).Germany remains the main emitting market During the twelve months, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (20,7 million overnight stays), Slovenian (10,1 million overnight stays), Austria (7,6 million overnight stays), Poland (6,3 million overnight stays) and the Czech Republic (5,4 million overnight stays). Outside European countries, most overnight stays were made by guests from United States of America (1,4 million overnight stays), Australia (667 thousand overnight stays), South Korea (533 thousand overnight stays), Canada (415 thousand overnight stays) and Kine (237 thousand overnight stays).Top destinations per night are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Porec, Medulin and Umag. Out of the total number of overnight stays, most of them were realized in household facilities (35 million overnight stays), hotels (25 million overnight stays) and camps (19 million overnight stays), while 3,2 million overnight stays were realized in nautical charter during twelve months.Related list:TOURISM REVENUES INCREASE 10 PERCENT
The KAT-7 radio telescope array isoperational and has produced its firstimages. The SKA site, near Carnarvon in theNorthern Cape, is in the middle ofa proclaimed radio astronomy reserve. No mobile phones or other electronicdevices are permitted in the reserve. Prof Justin Jonas is optmistic about SouthAfrica’s chances of winning the SKA bid.(Images: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Tommy Makhode Dept of Science and Technology +27 12 843 6793 or +27 82 379 8268• Marina Joubert SKA South Africa communications +27 83 409 4254 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s SKA takes another step forward • MeetKAT in demand among scientists • Space science thriving in SA • Gallery: the KAT-7 radio telescope • SA assists with Nasa’s Mars missionJanine ErasmusSouth Africa is one of two finalists bidding to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and with its rival Australia is awaiting the recommendation of the SKA Site Advisory Committee, due in February 2012.But whether or not the US$1.9-billion ($15.9-billion) project goes ahead, the local astronomy sector has already made huge strides.Speaking in Cape Town in December, South Africa’s deputy science and technology minister Derek Hanekom said that the SKA project has got the country’s brightest young minds excited about astronomy.Hanekom added that the SKA is a major catalyst for human capital development in relevant fields, and with over 300 bursaries already awarded to students from around the continent, has been a scientific boon for South Africa and other African countries.“With the equipment already developed and built, South Africa has proven its scientific capability,” he said, “and has shown that it is a country that can play a pioneering role in science.”When complete, the SKA will comprise some 3 000 radio antennae, spread out over a vast area of Southern Africa. South Africa will host the core of the array, comprising about half the dishes, and it and eight partner countries in the region will accommodate the remainder.The first astronomical observations, expected in 2019, will help to answer long-standing questions such as the formation of the universe; why it’s expanding; the possibility of life on other planets; and the mystery of dark energy and dark matter.Ground-breaking technologyAt the isolated Northern Cape site which has been set aside for the SKA, an array of seven dishes is already operational – this is the Karoo Array Telescope, or KAT-7.The KAT-7 is a precursor to the larger 64-dish MeerKAT array, which itself is a precursor to the SKA.A ground-breaker in its own right, KAT-7 is the first radio telescope to consist of fibreglass dishes.These were produced on-site from a mould, and the same manufacturing facility will be expanded to accommodate the larger MeerKAT dishes, using local ingenuity and skills.MeerKAT is Afrikaans, meaning “more KAT”, but is also the name of an endearing little mongoose-like mammal that is indigenous to the Northern Cape and other Southern African regions.When completed in 2018, MeerKAT will be among the five largest radio telescopes in the world.Hanekom stressed that the MeerKAT construction will go ahead, whether or not the SKA is awarded to South Africa.“Great astronomy work will be done, with or without the SKA,” he said.Hanekom also said that the knowledge that has already been amassed is invaluable, and that the project has given rise to a new generation of scientists. The unprecedented scientific opportunities are expected to keep South African talent in the country, and attract expertise from overseas.The KAT-7 has caused much excitement in the local astronomy community with the capture of images of the Centaurus A galaxy and its associated black hole, located 14-million light years from Earth.But scientists are looking further ahead, and are queuing up to book research time on MeerKAT, which will be the largest radio telescope in the southern hemisphere. Already five years’ worth of observation time have been allocated to ten research projects, ranging from a study of radio pulsars to a high-frequency survey of the galactic plane.South Africa leading the wayProfessor Justin Jonas, SKA associate director for science and engineering, and head of Rhodes University’s physics and electronics department, is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.He said that astronomy has been identified by the government as one of the fields in which South Africa is likely to succeed, because of geographic, natural and knowledge advantages.“We must have aspirations for cutting-edge science,” he said, “or we will always be viewed as a second-class nation.”Jonas said that South Africa’s government is wholly committed to the SKA and its related projects. The African Union has also stated its support for the project, and it is hoped that this will be one of a number of factors that gives South Africa an edge over Australia.The government has declared the entire Northern Cape province to be an astronomy advantage area, through the Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act of 2007. The only exemption is the Sol Plaatje Municipality, which encompasses Kimberley.Within the province, an area of 12.5 million hectares was proclaimed a radio astronomy reserve, and anyone entering must switch off their mobile and other electronic devices. Survey results show that the reserve is one of the quietest environments on earth, in terms of radio frequency, for radio astronomy. This makes it an ideal location for the sensitive SKA.The legislation means that any development that might interfere with the reception of radio signals must first be carefully considered.This high-level support has enabled South African scientists to leap ahead of their international colleagues in areas such as rapid prototyping.“For example, with our dishes we can now go from an engineering diagramme to an on-site antenna in less than a year,” said Jonas.Innovations in astronomy, he said, are helping to drive development in other industries.He mentioned another significant South African achievement – the second-generation Roach board, designed and produced locally.Roach is the reconfigurable open architecture computing hardware board that can be adapted to all kinds of digital signal processing requirements, including medical or telecommunications applications.“Roach 1 is now being used in every radio telescope in the world,” said Jonas. ”It can replace an entire rack of computers, and use a twentieth of the energy.”Because the development team has released the Roach design under an open source licence, the plans can be freely downloaded and used for an increasing number of applications, while the international development community grows.“The software is the key to getting the most out of Roach,” said Jonas.The KAT-7 uses Roach 1, but MeerKAT will most likely use Roach 3. Roach 1 was developed in collaboration with engineers from the University of California, Berkeley.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Rory Lewandowski, CCA, Mark Sulc, Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University ExtensionIf you grow alfalfa, now is the time to scout those fields for potato leafhoppers. Integrated pest management (IPM) scouts are finding potato leafhoppers (PLH) widely distributed across a number of alfalfa fields. PLH numbers have ranged from low to well above economic treatment thresholds. In addition, alfalfa growers have been calling about yellow leaves on alfalfa, one of the classic PLH damage symptoms. Alfalfa growers should consider regular field scouting for PLH because this is one of the economically significant pests of alfalfa.The potato leafhopper is a small bright green wedge shaped insect that arrives in our area each year on storm fronts from the Gulf Coast region. PLH is a sucking insect. PLH feeding causes stunting of alfalfa plants resulting in yield loss. Excessive stress on plants by heavy PLH feeding can result in yield reductions in the current as well as subsequent cuttings. A common symptom of PLH feeding is a wedge-shaped yellowing of leaf tips. If you are noticing these symptoms, some damage has been done. Regular scouting can help to detect PLH earlier and determine if there is a need for a rescue treatment.Scouting involves the use of a sweep net. There is no other way to properly and accurately scout for PLH. The procedure is to take three to five samples for each 25 acres from random areas within the field. One sample consists of 10 pendulum sweeps. After the 10-sweep sample, carefully inspect the net contents and count the number of PLH adults and nymphs. For non-PLH resistant alfalfa varieties, treatment is warranted if the number of PLH adults and nymphs is equal to or greater than the average height of the alfalfa in inches.An OSU Extension fact sheet on PLH is available on-line at https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/ENT-33. A short video clip on how to scout for PLH and use a sweep net to sample for PLH is available at http://tiny.cc/PLHscouting featuring Mark Sulc, OSU Extension Forage Specialist.
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By DOUGLAS MILLERReal estate professionals play a pivotal role in the U.S. residential real estate market. Overseeing from start to finish the multiple steps and piles of paperwork involved with property transactions, they support both sellers moving forward with the next stage of their lives and buyers looking for a new place to call home. They provide trusted and influential guidance that affects the largest investment that most of us will ever make: our homes.Home energy performance is too often overlooked by buyers and sellers during property transactions, and buyers seldom have easy access to energy performance information. Even though U.S. homeowners spend on average about $2,200 per year on energy bills and increasingly indicate demand for energy-efficient homes, real estate professionals generally undersell (or are unaware of) the benefits of homes with strong energy performance.These benefits include improved comfort, health, privacy, programmability, and interconnectivity, as well as increased monthly affordability and — where relevant information is made available — resale value. Moreover, U.S. real estate listings generally lack details about a property’s energy performance, energy-efficient features, and estimated utility costs. This omission contributes to the unnecessary perpetuation of the invisibility of home energy upgrade investments, housing dissatisfaction, underinvestment in home energy upgrades, plateauing residential energy savings, and risks to U.S. real estate market stability. Changing consumer demandsReal estate professionals are under pressure to accommodate various evolving market trends. Consumer preferences are diverging based on generation, with baby boomers looking to age in place and millennials becoming the largest share of home buyers with their own demands. Numerous residential energy technologies — including rooftop solar, LED lighting, programmable thermostats and appliances, heat pumps, and battery storage — are becoming commonplace and sought-after in homes.State and local governments are also increasing standards for energy performance for new and existing homes. For example, California has a statewide goal for all new residential construction to achieve zero net energy status by 2020.Real estate professionals can embrace and profit from these market trends by making home energy performance a core component of the support they provide for buyers and sellers. Those who help clients identify where to start, which home energy upgrades can deliver the most value, and how to showcase these upgrades during property sales will be better situated to meet emerging consumer demands and ride the wave of market trends for profit. As such, real estate professionals who ignore insights about where the market is heading and fail to build their own energy performance capabilities should expect to fall behind. Giving Green Certification a Home in Real Estate Listings Q&A: I’m A New Real Estate Agent and I Would Like to Sell Energy-Efficient, Clean, Safe HomesGreen Home Appraisal WoesSeeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 1Seeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 2Seeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 3One Broker’s Take on the Selling Power of Green Opportunity is calling for all real estate professionals to tap the promising U.S home energy upgrades market by helping clients understand, prioritize, and invest in home energy performance during the property transaction process — when buyers and sellers already tend to make general home improvements. Real estate professionals who enhance their home energy performance capabilities can lead their competitors on market trends and improve the long-term prospects of their business. Gaining a green credentials advantageReal estate professionals with green credentials — namely, the National Association of Realtors Green Designation—maintain a higher standard of support for buyers and sellers. They understand why energy performance matters. They also know how to implement green data entry fields on multiple listing service (MLS) systems, promote the benefits of energy-efficient features, get enhanced property valuations from appraisers with sustainability credentials, and use energy performance to differentiate among properties.Until home energy performance capabilities become a general industry standard for real estate professionals, green credentials like the Realtors Green Designation offer a useful indicator for buyers and sellers seeking higher quality support and better outcomes during real estate transactions. Buyers and sellers who want homes delivering greater comfort, health, resale value, and affordability for their families should therefore seek out real estate professionals with such credentials.As more buyers and sellers seek the benefits that high-performance homes deliver and expect assistance finding them during the property transaction process, real estate professionals who embrace market trends and take the initiative today to make home energy performance central to their client support will be in an advantageous position to harness the markets of tomorrow. Using home energy performance to get aheadIn the rapidly evolving U.S. residential market, real estate professionals can leverage home energy performance to achieve faster closing times and higher closing rates, larger commissions, and greater competitive advantage.To encourage and empower U.S. real estate professionals to understand and promote the multiple benefits of homes with strong energy performance, Rocky Mountain Institute’s Residential Energy+ team developed the “Home Heroes” infographic in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) — a congressionally chartered organization with a vision to have 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge by 2022 (see Image #2, below).This shareable education tool describes how real estate professionals can support home buyers and sellers in the pursuit of homes that are better for their families, their pocketbooks, and the environment in order to gain competitive advantage in a real estate market that’s evolving to meet changing customer demands. More specifically, the tool links to leading research about the ways that real estate professionals can gain from making energy performance central to the support they provide buyers and sellers, along with specific actions they can take to better support their clients. RELATED ARTICLES © 2017 Rocky Mountain Institute. Published with permission. Originally posted on RMI Outlet.
Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in An 6-kW photovoltaic (PV) system can be installed for about $18,000 in many U.S. locations. With a 30% federal tax credit, the system costs the homeowner only $12,600 — or even less if utility or state rebates are available.This 6-kW system will produce about 8,000 kWh per year in Boston (worth about $1,600) or 10,300 kWh per year in Phoenix (worth about $1,230). That’s a lot of electricity.If you want to save between $1,200 and $1,600 per year on your heating or air conditioning bill, and you are willing to invest up to $12,600 to make it happen, you’ll probably find that adding insulation or new windows won’t get you to your goal. However, adding a PV system will.Back in late 2006, when a Habitat for Humanity house in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, became the first house in the U.S. to achieve 12 months of net-zero-energy use, the net-zero goal was challenging. Eleven years later, the net-zero-energy goal is routinely achieved by builders all over North America. That’s because designing and building a net-zero energy house is becoming easier and easier. Less expensive PV means a less expensive thermal envelope The usual way to design a net-zero-energy house is to stop improving the thermal envelope of the house when the envelope improvements cost more per unit of energy saved than an investment in a bigger PV system.In 2007, installing 1 kW of PV cost about $8,500. These days, the same PV system costs only $3,000 or $3,500. As the price of PV drops, investments in envelope improvements make less and less sense. Why upgrade to triple-glazed windows when the windows won’t save as much energy as an equivalent investment in PV?With less expensive PV, today’s optimized net-zero-energy home will have a thermal envelope that performs worse and costs less to build… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
Read Next Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) scores in front of Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. APINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo and Lance Stephenson delivered the perfect combination for the Indiana Pacers.After watching their fatigued and foul-prone teammates spend most of the first 3 1/2 quarters scrambling to stay close, the tag-team energizers took matters into their own hands Saturday night. They drove and dished, they made shots and they defended.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City It was a knockout finish.Oladipo scored 24 points, Stephenson added a season-high 21, each had five rebounds and six assists, and the Pacers overcame a late 10-point deficit to get past the struggling Orlando Magic 114-112.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When that energy (is there), when the crowd is into it, the players are into it, the bench is into it — it’s unlike any other,” Oladipo said. “It’s a great environment to be a part of. It might be a little tougher you know, playing as hard as we did yesterday and coming in (tonight) and trying to repeat. But it’s a part of the NBA.”The Pacers powered through on grit. LATEST STORIES Magic coach Frank Vogel expected nothing less from his former team.Each time he sensed the Pacers were about to make a run, Vogel called timeout even after the Pacers cut a 106-96 deficit to 106-95 on Sabonis’ layup with 5:32 to go.But the last timeout didn’t slow down Oladipo, Stephenson or the Pacers, who scored the next six points to take a 111-106 lead.Gordon had 22 points, 11 rebounds and four assists and Evan Fournier wound up with 19 points for the Magic, who have lost seven straight in the series and 19 of their last 22. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After trailing by as much as 21, Oladipo’s 21-footer in the midst of a 15-0 run finally gave the Pacers their first lead at 107-106 with 3:30 to play. And they closed it out by finishing the game on an 18-6 run over the final 6:15.Still, it almost wasn’t enough.After Domantas Sabonis missed 1 of 2 free throws with 20.5 seconds to go, Orlando got two chances to tie the score and one to win it.But Aaron Gordon missed a 16-footer with 12.5 seconds left then missed two free throws with 7.9 seconds to go and Jonathan Simmons missed the go-ahead 3-pointer before Oladipo finally corralled the last rebound.“We knew it was going to be a tough second half. We played lockdown defense and we fed off of (the energy),” Stephenson said. “I know we had a tough rebounding night, but we made up for it. We just kept playing.”ADVERTISEMENT Wall held out as Wizards overwhelm Hawks Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But he didn’t start.“We’re going to be patient with his return and work him back into the rotation,” coach Nate McMillan said before the game. “And Domantas has been doing a pretty good with the starting unit.”In less than 11 minutes, Turner had four points three rebounds and no blocks.FIGHTING THROUGHVogel wasn’t sure how long he’d last on the sideline.During pre-game availability, Vogel acknowledged he’s tried myriad treatments to fight off a cold and his voice was still pretty weak.“I’m going to try to coach but I’ve been coughing an awful lot so we’ll see how that goes,” Vogel said.He did make it through but is now 0-3 at Indiana and 0-7 against his former team. “We knew we’d have to win the second half different than we won the first half, our intensity would have to be greater,” Vogel said. “That’s what it looked like, and we weren’t able to hang on.”TIP-INSMagic: Elfrid Payton had 12 points and five assists on a night Orlando shot 54.5 percent from the field and scored 70 points in the first half. … Only 10 opponents have failed to score at least 100 points against the Magic this season. … Orlando has lost 18 of its last 20 to Indiana, dating to March 2013, and hasn’t won in Indianapolis since 2014.Pacers: Thaddeus Young scored 20 points and Sabonis finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. … After shooting 33.3 percent in the first quarter, Indiana shot 63.4 percent from the field in the second half. … Indiana has given up 143 points in the first half of its last two games. … The Pacers have won 10 of their last 11 home games against Orlando.HE’S BACKPacers center Myles Turner returned to action Saturday after missing the previous nine games with an injured right elbow. 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Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUnfazed by the home crowd, San Sebastian’s Michael Calisaan stood tallest as the Stags overcame the Arellano Chiefs, 65-56, in a bruising encounter for their first victory in the 93rd NCAA basketball tournament at Arellano Gym in Manila.Hardly intimidated playing in hostile territory, Calisaan dished out a double double with 12 points and 13 rebounds apart from anchoring the Stags’ airtight defense that shut down the Chiefs down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena “I’m used to it,” said Calisaan, referring to the scenario of playing against the home crowd. “I grew up playing in inter-barangay and inter-town leagues which usually means playing against the crowd. But coach told us to continue playing aggressive, despite the foul trouble.”The Stags evened their card at 1-1, bouncing back from a 67-76 loss to the San Beda Red Lions in Saturday’s opener.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“We knew we needed to really stepped up on our defense in the fourth quarter,” said San Sebastian coach Egay Macaraya.Determined to take the crowd out of the game, the Stags got off to a rousing start by outscoring Arellano, 24-8, in the opening period of the first “NCAA on Tour” match this season. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES The Las Piñas-based school is seeking to uphold the Altas’ victory over the Blazers because they were penalized twice— first with a technical free throw and later, a forfeiture order.“We’re still deliberating on it today (yesterday),” said NCAA Management Committee chair Fr. Glynn Ortega, O.A.R., of host San Sebastian.In a statement, Perpetual said it was surprised why commissioner Arturo “Bai” Cristobal and the Mancom allowed the game to push through.Even St. Benilde coach TY Tang agreed that “the game should have been over before it started.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Gilas fate hangs on future pro stars But the Chiefs drew strength from Kent Salado as they came to within 50-52 with a little over four minutes left.Calisaan and RK Ilagan joined forces to close out the game with a 13-6 burst, while Arellano’s Salado and Archie Concepcion lost their cool and were slapped with unsportsmanlike fouls.Marwin Taywan was also ejected for hitting Allyn Bulanadi’s head.Arellano, which overpowered Mapua, 91-82, also on Saturday, dropped to 1-1.Meanwhile, Perpetual Help would challenge the decision of the NCAA, which forfeited the Altas’ 69-65 win over St. Benilde on Tuesday for wearing the wrong uniform color.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
Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Petron brushed off a third set jolt to defeat F2 Logistics, 26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19, Saturday night and successfully retain the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix title at FilOil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES Tamaraws finally put past behind them to return to UAAP men’s volleyball finals SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Blaze Spikers counted on imports Khat Bell and Stephanie Niemer to capture their sixth conference title, the most by any team so far.All in all, Petron won 19 of 20 matches in the conference — including its first 17 games — missing out on the opportunity to sweep the title after dropping Game 1 of the finals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNiemer scored 29 points, while Khat Bell had 19 points for the Blaze Spikers. They also got ample help from local middle blocker Remy Palma who added 14 markers, including clutch hits in the fourth set.PLDT wound up third, while Cignal was fourth place. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments