La Ca?ada heading to finals

first_imgWEST LOS ANGELES – Price High School of Los Angeles had won eight consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division V championships and was vying for its first Division III-AA crown as the No. 2 seed. If a dictionary entry was created on Tuesday, the word Malik would be included as an entry for dominance. La Ca ada senior forward Adam Malik scored his team’s first nine points en route to a game-high 25 points to lead the Spartans to what turned into a nerve-wracking 60-57 victory in a Division III-AA semifinal contest Tuesday night at LACES School. In stopping Price’s streak, the Spartans (28-2), who last won a CIF title in 1992, advanced to Saturday’s Division III-AA final against No. 1-ranked Campbell Hall. After Price rolled out to a 6-0 lead to start the game, La Ca ada (27-2) closed out the first quarter on a 9-2 run to grab a 15-9 lead. “They came out six-zero on us, and as soon as my first two free throws went in, I was in the zone and wanted the ball,” said Malik, who also grabbed eight rebounds. La Ca ada took a 29-20 halftime lead behind Malik’s 16 first-half points. “After the first minute and a half, we attacked their zone pretty well, but the biggest key was our three’s,” Hofman said. “Going into this game, we knew we had to shoot the ball outside to beat this team.” La Ca ada hit six 3-points and outscored Price 24-13 in a third quarter capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Darren Ho to increase its advantage to 53-33. “They were pretty big and we needed to spread the court out, and the whole team needed to chip in and create an outside game,” said Tucker Heaton, who hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Price scored the first 15 points in the fourth quarter to cut the Spartans’ once seemingly insurmountable 20-point lead to 53-48 midway through the quarter. “Coach told us at halftime that they we going to make a run and he wanted us to be composed,” Malik said. “They made a comeback, but we pulled it through at the end.” La Ca ada held Price’s 6-foot-8 center Tyreese Bresheres to 11 points, while Hazel added 10. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With Price (26-5) mounting a comeback, Malik’s layup with 1:42 to play gave La Ca ada a nine-point lead at 58-49. His block on what seemed like a sure layup by Jeremiah Hazel to pull Price within two with 45 second left officially thwarted the Knights’ comeback and stamped the Spartans’ ticket to Honda Center for the championship game. “That was the biggest block in school history, obviously getting us to \,” La Ca ada coach Tom Hofman said. “I thought we played three great quarters, and the last two minutes was OK, but we did get rattled. “We need to get into the gym and work on some composure because we’ve got the best team in the state over the weekend.” Tucker Heaton sank three 3-pointers and finished with 12 points for La Ca ada, while Darren Ho used two 3-pointers to collect eight points. last_img read more

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‘Harness ICT to serve Africa’s people’

first_img4 June 2012Information and communication technologies can help governments across the continent improve their services to citizens, Communications Minister Dina Pule said at the opening of the inaugural ICT Indaba in Cape Town on Monday.The three-day event, organised by the Department of Communications and endorsed by the International Telecommunications Union, aims to formulate an African agenda to promote ICT as a catalyst for socio-economic development on the continent.Pule told the high-profile gathering at the Cape Town International Convention Centre that governments could use technology to improve the quality of healthcare services as well as connect schools to the internet to improve the quality of education.Pule said that, through various regional ICT agreements, Africa was on track to overcome the challenges of connecting its cities, towns and villages.The African continent was now connected to Europe, North America and Asia by nine undersea cables, with the recent launch of the West Cable System representing the first connection to an undersea cable for Namibia, Togo, Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Five more undersea cables were planned for the continent by 2014, including one connecting Africa to the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – partner countries. This would further reduce communication costs and improve the quality of internet services on the continent.However, in order for the technology revolution to benefit as many of Africa’s citizens as possible, governments needed to coordinate their efforts for improved development.“Deliberations in this conference have to lay the foundation for the harmonisation of continental policies, such that these cable connections can create thousands of jobs and enable millions of people across the continent to communicate at cheaper rates,” Pule said.South Africa had taken a decision to overhaul its ICT policies in order to achieve universal access to broadband much faster, Pule said. “To this end, we have invited nominees to serve on the ICT Policy Panel of Experts, a group that will work with the department to provide for policy recommendations.”The minister expressed concern that broadband prices in the country remained comparatively high.“We are taking steps to address this by introducing more competition in the data market. Through the licensing process which we have embarked upon, we expect to identify capable internet service providers who will make use of the radio frequency spectrum to push prices lower,” Pule said.South Africa’s IT sector is a leader in the fields of electronic banking services, pre-payment and fraud prevention systems, and the manufacturing of set-top boxes.“The local manufacturing of the set-top boxes, as part of the rollout of digital terrestrial television, will enhance this leadership position through greater investment in innovation,” Pule said.“We expect that this strategy will result in the creation of many jobs across the continent as factories go up to manufacture the boxes.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Pick n Pay in Zimbabwe expansion deal

first_img10 April 2013 South African retailer Pick n Pay is expanding its presence in Zimbabwe through its partnership with TM Supermarkets, a subsidiary of Meikles Limited, by investing US$25-million to upgrade the chain to international standards. There are 50 TM Supermarkets across Zimbabwe, including two which already carry the Pick n Pay name at the Kamfinsa and Westgate shopping centres in the country’s capital, Harare. Pick n Pay has owned a 49% stake of TM Supermarkets since November 2010, and has provided operational support through a skills development programme to equip the Zimbabwean local team with international best practice. “[It is] wonderful news for stakeholders as it will re-position TM Supermarkets as a leader in a very competitive industry,” executive chairperson of Meikles Limited, John Moxon, said in a statement last week. “Precise timelines are not yet finalised but we shall both renovate current stores throughout the country and open new ones initially in Harare, to world-class standards.” The investment and refurbishment follows the chain’s six-fold increase in profits through improved management practices and better stock control, merchandising and buying strategies. “The $25-million investment, together with a substantial internal generation of cash from increased earnings, will soon be available for the renovation of existing supermarkets and the addition of new opportunities,” Moxon said. The performance of the two existing Pick n Pay stores also contributed to the chain’s positive bottom line, and helped enable the refurbishment. “These programmes will be accelerated substantially in 2013.” Pick n Pay currently operates 95 stores in Africa, the latest of which was opened in Luanshya in Zambia on 22 March. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Quiz Results: The Puzzler

first_img SharePrint Related7 Tips for Achieving All 7 Souvenirs of AugustJuly 25, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”Quiz Results: The TravelerOctober 31, 2013In “7 Souvenirs of August”Four tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” You are…The Puzzler!Using your brain is the name of the game. You enjoy creative geocache hides that put your mind to the test…and so you laugh in the face of D5 geocaches.You’ll love this geocache: QuadLockLog (GC330KJ)Your ultimate geocaching tools:Don’t head out on the trail until you know you are on the right path. Use GeoChecker to double check that the coordinates you have puzzled out are correct.Try creating a Pocket Query for Difficulty 5 geocaches. These geocaches are sure to make you furrow your brow.Quick Tip for the Brainy Geocaches: Absolutely stumped? Try viewing the page source on the geocache details page, or look for white text. You may just find the clues you need…Do you have additional tips and tricks for your fellow Puzzlers? Tell us about them in the comments below. Don’t think this geocacher type fits you? Try taking the quiz again!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The league had selected Charlotte to host the 2017 All-Star game, but later moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. However, a compromise was struck in March to partially erase the impact of the House Bill 2 law limiting anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender people.“While we understand the concerns of those who say the repeal of HB2 did not go far enough, we believe the recent legislation eliminates the most egregious aspects of the prior law,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a release. “Additionally, it allows us to work with the leadership of the Hornets organization to apply a set of equality principles to ensure that every All-Star event will proceed with open access and anti-discrimination policies.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“All venues, hotels and businesses we work with during All-Star will adhere to these policies as well.”Despite Silver’s intentions, the Equality NC and the Human Rights Campaign has concerns that no protections for non-discrimination policies for the LGBTQ community have been put in place by the Charlotte or the state. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Adam Silver, commissioner of the National Basketball Association announces that the 2018 NBA All-Star game will be held in Los Angeles at Staples Center during a press conference at Staples Center on March 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA—The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated.The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 athletes LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ Going, going, gone at French Open Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “North Carolina’s discriminatory law prohibits the city of Charlotte from implementing non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ residents and visitors attending the All-Star Game. Nothing has changed that fact,” said HRC senior vice president for policy and political affairs JoDee Winterhof.The NBA is the latest sports entity to return events to North Carolina; the NCAA and the Atlantic Coast Conference also are bringing events back to the state after changes were made to the law.The now-repealed House Bill 2 required transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. That’s been dropped, but LGBT advocates have denounced the replacement law because state officials took no action barring sexual identity and gender discrimination in workplaces, restaurants and hotels and instead prohibited local governments from acting on their own.Hornets owner and longtime NBA great Michael Jordan said in a release he is “thrilled” the game is coming back to Charlotte.“We want to thank Commissioner Silver for his leadership throughout this process and for the decision to bring NBA All-Star back to Buzz City,” Jordan said in the release. “All-Star Weekend is an international event that will provide a tremendous economic impact to our community while showcasing our city, our franchise and our passionate Hornets fan base to people around the world.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan asked Silver to keep the city in mind for 2019 after the league moved the 2017 game – hopeful the HB2 law would eventually be repealed.Silver honored that request.Hornets COO and president Fred Whitfield represented the Hornets and Spectrum Center in doing whatever he could to help facilitate a resolution, spending time meeting with legislatures and other business leaders in North Carolina.“From the very beginning I was in engaged to see if we could not only save the 2019 All-Star game, but the NCAA (basketball) regionals and the ACC Tournament, as well as concerts and events in the building,” Whitfield said. “We are operators of the building and we felt like we had to get engaged to assist to get some resolution.”Even as talks to repeal HB2 stalled at times, the Hornets continued to move forward with the league’s request to upgrade the arena.The $41 million renovation – $33.5 million of which came from the City of Charlotte – is almost complete, and has included a new scoreboard, new floor and renovations to suites and hospitality areas, among other upgrades.Charlotte previously hosted the All-Star game in 1991 at the Charlotte Coliseum, which has since been demolished.Pete Guelli, the Hornets executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer, estimates a $100 economic impact for the city, but said the reputational effect will be even bigger.“This city has changed significantly since the last time it hosted a game 28 years ago,” Guelli said, “and the opportunity to showcase that on an international stage is incalculable.” Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans View commentslast_img read more

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UAAP men’s volleyball: Ateneo ends FEU’s unbeaten run, NU gets share of top seed

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo put a stop to Far Eastern University’s winning streak courtesy of a 31-29, 22-25, 25-23, 26-24 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Blue Eagles have now won two of their past three games and bumped their record to 5-3 while staying at the third seed of the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NBTC: NU Bullpups destroy another foe, this time by 64 points MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Google Philippines names new country director Ron Medalla lit up with 32 points to lead Ateneo while Antony Koyfman and Ishmael Rivera had 21 and 13 points, respectively.FEU, which started the season 7-0, absorbed its first loss despite Jude Garcia’s 19 point output.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, logisticsIn the other game, National University took a share of the top spot after brushing off Adamson University, 25-18, 25-18, 25-19,Bryan Bagunas punished the Soaring Falcons with 26 points as the Bulldogs’ 6-1 record tied them with FEU for the no.1 spot in the standings. View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

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