Onwubere eyeing impressive farewell in NCAA ahead of PBA Draft

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Onwubere also has high hopes ahead of the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, saying he’s confident that he can fit to whatever team picks him.“I know that I’ll go back on being a role player. The effort, the hustle, the defense, I can promise that I can do my best there,” he said. “If I’ll be given the chance, I just promise that I’ll continue developing my game and do my best on defense.” How to help the Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ View comments Sidney Onwubere. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmilio Aguinaldo College may have failed to reach its target of making it to the Final Four this NCAA Season 93, but the fight is still not over for Sidney Onwubere.With only two games left in his collegiate career, the Fil-Nigerian forward is seeking to leave a lasting impression in his final days as a General before he makes the jump to the pro league.ADVERTISEMENT Lyceum evades Letran upset to go 16-0 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “I’ve already filed for the draft. My coaches told me that I’m ready for the PBA and I can’t waste my time anymore,” he said.Onwubere has been averaging 15.8 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks so far this season, impressing in his final year as he emerged as the undisputed leader of EAC.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 23-year-old is also looking to pounce on the opportunity after memorable stints with Racal in the PBA D-League.“Now, my name is in the discussion so I’m really making the most of this opportunity,” he said. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Serious crime down by 19% – Police

first_img…fatal accidents up by 20%The Guyana Police Force (GPF) is reporting that it has recorded a 19 per cent decrease in serious crime at the end of January 2018 when compared to the same period last year. On Tuesday, the GPF revealed that there was a tie with respect to murders and robberies under arms committed with the use of a firearm for the corresponding periods in 2017 and 2018. Additionally, the Police said there was a 13 per cent decrease in robberies with no weapon, a 50 per cent decrease in robbery with aggravation and robberies with weapons other than a firearm.For the period of January comparatively, a 50 per cent decrease in larceny from person was recorded while rape, burglary, break and enter and larceny decreased by 24, 52 and nine per cent respectively.However, there was a 45 per cent increase in the number of robberies coupled with violence.According to the Police’s statistics, they have seized some 19 firearms inclusive of one sub-machine gun and 12 pistols.Increased fatal accidentsThe statistics revealed that although there was a 20 per cent increase in fatal accidents, the number of deaths decreased by 14 per cent when compared to the same period last year. For January thus far, some five fatal accidents have been reported, with six lives lost.Meanwhile, it was reported that serious, minor and damage accidents have been decreased by 17, 15.3, and 13 per cent respectively.“Speeding, speeding/driving under the influence of alcohol and pedestrian crossing in the path of approaching vehicles were the main causes of the fatal accidents,” the Police said in a statement.“Our enforcement is continuous countrywide with special emphasis on driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, music/breach of condition of road service licence, overloaded minibuses, use of cellular phones, using vehicle other than licensed for (private hire) and failing to wear safety helmet. The Traffic Department continues its lecture to schools programme, also visible patrols at school areas to ensure the safety of schoolchildren,” the statement added.Some 8201 persons were charged in the month of January for various offences, including more than 1600 for speeding.However, even as the GPF is quoting a decrease in crime both the United States of America and the British Government have issued warnings to its citizens living and visiting Guyana.The US advisory, states that in Guyana, violent crimes such as armed robbery and murder is common, and the “local Police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.”As such, Americans who plan to travel to the land of many waters have been warned to be extra vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs, be aware of their surroundings, and to avoid walking or driving at night.The US Advisory also encourages its citizens to refrain from physically resisting any robbery attempt, in addition to not showing any “signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive watches or jewellery.”In addition to Guyana being categorised as in the same category as Brazil and Colombia.Likewise, the British Government has warned its citizens about the crime situation in Guyana, as well as the “tough” conditions of the prison system, drug trafficking, the “poor road sense” of (other) road users and dangerously driven minibuses.The advisory was issued by the Government Digital Service; part of the UK’s Cabinet Office. Citing the high crime levels and low Police capacity, the advisory warns citizens to take sensible precautions to protect themselves and their belongings.“Muggings have taken place in broad daylight. Burglary and theft from cars are commonplace. Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Try to avoid showing obvious signs of wealth,” the authorities warned in the advisory.Among the precautions the advisory proposes is for persons to “always drive with doors and windows locked”.last_img read more

United’s Lukaku stars in Belgium win, but Chelsea man Hazard limps off

first_img 1 Romelu Lukaku starred for Belgium with two goals and an assist as the Red Devils ran out 4-1 winners in their final pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica on Monday night.The main worrying moment of the night for England’s Group G opponents came when Eden Hazard limped off after picking up a knock with 20 minutes left to play. Hazard struggled after a rash challenge clipped his boot, however it only appeared a minor issue as he managed to make it off the pitch unaided.Costa Rica took the lead through captain Bryan Ruiz after 24 minutes, but were behind by half time as Dries Mertens and Romelu Lukaku responded.In the second half, Lukaku furthered Belgium’s lead before unselfishly supplying Michy Batshuayi despite being on a hat-trick.The 4-1 win leaves Roberto Martinez’s side in good stead ahead of their upcoming World Cup campaign, which begins against Panama on June 18.center_img Hazard was substituted on 70 minutes last_img read more