Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines managed to hold off National University late, 89-88, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons followed up their 67-61 win over De La Salle and improved to a 3-3 card to tie the Green Archers in fourth place.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Osaka pulls out of Hong Kong Open with back injury Fortunately for the Fighting Maroons, John Gallego didn’t make an early enough play as the time expired on the Bulldogs.“Well the positive way of saying it is we won by learning and I’d rather have that than learning and losing,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “If I have to review the game, I’ll be happy with 50 percent of it.”De Liaño’s missed free throws weren’t an isolated case as UP went 11-of-30 from the line and four of those misses happened with just 20 seconds left in the game, chances that could’ve made the game easier for the Fighting Maroons.Bright Akhuetie put up 21 points and 20 rebounds, while going 7-of-10 from the line, for UP while Juan Gomez de Liaño ended up with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists but he went just 1-of-6 from the stripe.Javi, the older of the de Liaño brothers, had 19 points and eight boards while also making just one free throw out of four attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to 1-5 and shared the eighth seed with University of the East.UP’s win, however, came after a ton of drama and a big margin of the lead getting erased in the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fighting Maroons held a sizeable 89-83 lead with 58.1 seconds left but brothers Dave and Shaun Ildefonso scored five unanswered points to cut the lead to just one, 89-88, with 15 seconds left.Javi Gomez de Liaño had a chance to ice the game from the stripe but he blew his chances that allowed the Bulldogs to race down the floor. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Ildefonso led the Bulldogs with 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Mathura: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday hit out at critics who argue that the mention of words ‘Om’ and ‘cow’ takes India centuries back, saying they are hell-bent on damaging the country. Modi took the jibe at as he launched a nationwide programme here to save livestock from the foot and mouth disease, delivering 600 million vaccine shots to farm animals over the next several years. Beginning with Radhey, Radhey, a customary greeting in the Brajbhoomi’ around Mathura, Modi promoted cleanliness, spoke against single-use plastic and invoked the 9/11 attack on America this day 18 years ago to indirectly condemn Pakistan for nurturing terrorism. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”There is a country called Rwanda in Africa. I had gone there. In Rwanda, there is a unique programme, where the government gives cows to villages with the condition that the first female calf born to the cow is taken back and given to those who do not have a cow,” he said. “This way a chain operates. And their endeavour is that in Rwanda every household should have a cow, milk production and animal rearing, which forms the base of the economy. I have myself seen how a network to earn livelihood through a cow has Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&Kbeen established there,” Modi said. “But it is unfortunate that in our country the moment the word ‘Om’ falls on the ears of some people, they get alarmed (‘baal khadhe ho jaate hai’),” he said. “They also get alarmed by the word ‘cow’. They feel as if that the country has gone back to the 16th or the 17th century, he said. Mocking this gyan (wisdom) of the critics, he said such people are hell-bent on damaging the country. He wondered whether anyone can imagine an economy without animal husbandry. “In the life of rural India, animal husbandry is very valuable. Can a family in a village survive without it? But I don’t know why some people get an electric shock on hearing the word,” Modi said. He said environment and livestock were always at the core of India’s economic thought and philosophy. And hence, be it Swachh Bharat or Jal Jeevan Mission or promoting agriculture and animal husbandry, we always try to maintain a balance between nature and economy.” In his 40-minute speech, the prime minister also brought up the terror attack on America this day in 2001.