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NCAA: EAC snaps two-game slide, clips Mapua

first_imgMOST READ Jerome Garcia followed it up on the defensive end, securing the steal which led to two freebies from Onwubere to put his side up six, 75-69.Leo Gabo still made a three on the other end with 6.1 ticks left, but time just wasn’t on the Cardinals’ side as they absorbed their third loss in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? 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’The Fil-Nigerian Onwubere fired a season-high 22 points on a 4-of-10 sniping from beyond the arc, on top of eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the win to even EAC’s slate at 2-2.Jervin Guzman added 13 markers and three boards, while Juju Bautista wound up with a double-double of 12 markers and 11 rebounds as he kept the Generals afloat despite Hamadou Laminou fouling out with six minutes still left to play. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LOOK: Conor McGregor, Draymond Green trade barbs on Instagram View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m thankful because we did not go 0-3. At least, our losing streak didn’t continue and I’m thankful for that,” said coach Ariel Sison, as EAC halted its two-game losing skid.Gabo topped Mapua with 19 points, four rebounds, and four assists, while JB Raflores got 17 markers and eight boards.Andoy Estrella had 12 points and six rebounds in the loss, as the Cardinals failed to close out the game after battling back from a 56-46 deficit early in the fourth period.The Scores:EAC 77 – Onwubere 22, Guzman 13, Bautista 12, Pascua 11, Garcia 8, Mendoza J 6, Munsayac 3, Laminou 2, Tampoc 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0, Altache 0.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo regained its form late and turned back Mapua, 77-72, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Sidney Onwubere found his shooting stroke in the second half, drilling four triples in the last two quarters including the shot clock-beating trey off the glass with 27.7 seconds left to push the Generals up, 73-69.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MAPUA 72 – Gabo 19, Raflores 17, Estrella 12, Bunag 8, Victoria 7, Aguirre 6, Nieles 3, Orquina 0, Jimenez 0.Quarters: 13-17, 36-30, 52-46, 77-72. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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India’s Supreme Court Cracks Down on Social Media-fueled Lynchings

first_imgIndia’s Supreme Court ordered the government to pass a new anti-lynching law and to stop the spread of Internet rumors after dozens of people were killed in a string of violent mob attacks fueled largely by social media.In recent weeks, violent lynchings sparked by rumors of child-kidnapping gangs or organ-harvesting rings have claimed more than two dozen lives. The rumors have spread mainly on the messaging platform WhatsApp, which has more than 200 million users in India, the platform’s biggest market.On Tuesday, a panel led by the chief justice of India, Dipak Misra, instructed Parliament to pass a new “special law” that would instill fear in would-be attackers. The panel also demanded that police take steps to further investigate and curb the dissemination of “irresponsible and explosive” messages and videos that could incite mob violence and lynchings. The court blamed rising intolerance and circulation of “fake news” for the spate of recent killings.“Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be permitted to inundate the law of the land,” Misra wrote, adding that the recurring pattern of violence “cannot be allowed to become the new normal.”In the most recent incident, a mob on Friday set upon four men who were on a pleasure trip through the southern state of Karnataka, convinced that they were child kidnappers. The men managed to escape, but WhatsApp messages warning of kidnappers in a red car triggered a chase and attack that killed one of the men, a software engineer named Mohammed Azam Ahmed, police said. Police eventually arrested several of the attackers, including the administrator of the WhatsApp group that had spread false warnings.The company – based in Menlo Park, California, and owned by Facebook – has initiated new controls in recent weeks, including labeling forwarded messages. But it says it is hamstrung from monitoring content further because the platform’s messages are encrypted. In recent days, WhatsApp has also run full-page ads in newspapers in India, listing 10 ways to “fight false information.” Among the recommendations: “Question information that upsets you.”India has been grappling with rising lynch-mob incidents since 2015, when a Muslim man was killed in a village outside New Delhi because his Hindu neighbors had become convinced he was in possession of beef. Slaughter of cows is illegal in many parts of India, because the majority Hindu religion believes that cows are sacred, and much of the vigilante violence until this year was done in the guise of so-called “cow protection.”Petitioners in the Supreme Court case Tuesday had initially complained about the cow-related violence, asking the court to help curb violent vigilante groups. But Misra expanded the ruling to cover other lynchings as well.One of the petitioners, activist Tehseen Poonawala, told reporters after the court hearing that he was pleased with the “strict” judgment. “We hope this becomes a reality,” he added.But Harsh Mander, director of the Center for Equity Studies in New Delhi, who spent several weeks meeting with lynching victims in recent months, said a new law will do little to combat the problem. Rather, he alleged, lynching has become an epidemic because of the “cynical encouragement of hate attacks by the country’s ruling establishment,” reference to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party.“These are ultimately matters not of the design of law, but of normalizing hate in the polity and society,” Mander said.Earlier this month, one of the government’s most well-regarded junior ministers, Jayant Sinha, a Harvard-trained MBA now at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, caused a furor when he met with seven men who had been convicted of murder for their role in a lynching in the eastern state of Jharkhand and celebrated their release from jail on bail pending a retrial. Sinha, who said he believes the men were innocent bystanders, later expressed “regret” over the meeting.(c) 2018, The Washington Post Related Itemslast_img read more

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Indian Students Facing Visa Issues Seek Govt Help

first_imgAbout 700 Indian students fear losing their academic year after getting admissions in various post-graduate courses in German universities due to the lack of availability of slots for visa interviews at the country’s consulate in Mumbai. The students have now started approaching Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on social media with the issue.The students have to report at the particular university by October 1, when the new academic year begins, according to the Times of India. The problem is being felt only at Mumbai since there is a huge number of applicants, and no additional arrangements were done to ensure smooth functioning of the process.“Everybody’s goal to pursue the course of their choice in German is at stake. Students have already paid fee for their admission in universities which had asked for the fee to be deposited,” Dishant Nayak, a student, told TOI. The publication also cited the cases of some other students like Samarth, who got admission into Hochschule Bremerhaven for a Masters course in process engineering and energy technology as far back as the end of June. Though he initiated the visa proceedings on June 29, he has not got a visa slot yet, the report added.“We have friends across other consulates and they are doing quite fine. No one is facing a problem. It is the problem in Mumbai only,” Shreyas Gulhane, a student, told TOI.Among the universities that the Indian students have got admission into are the Hof University of Applied Science, Tehcnische Hochschule insgolstadt, University of Freiburg, HTW Berlin, and Hamburg University of Applied Science.The German Consulate General in Mumbai, meanwhile, posted a notice on their social media pages last week, warning students about false agencies claiming to help them in arranging visa interview slots. “We are dealing with a very high number of student visa applications at the moment, because of which we are forced to place students on waiting lists and are unable to advance appointments or arrange for special appointments. Be assured we are doing our utmost to fulfill applicants’ needs,” the post added.The post received comments from worried students, highlighting their plight. “Sir my college starts on 1st october even after getting extension I am not able to get to the college.because I am not even getting appointment in october. [SIC],” a comment by Abhinav Paul Suman said. Related ItemsGerman consulate MumbaiIndia students GermanyIndian admissions GermanyLittle IndiaNRI students Germanystudent visas Germanylast_img read more

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