first_imgMinister for Children Frances Fitzgerald is to ask Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to request that Latvian authorities investigate the safety standards used by the social networking website, the site on which Erin Gallagher was bullied.The Ballybofey 13-year-old took her own life on Saturday after months of physical and psychological bullying.Horrid messages were left anonymously on the site – based in the Latvian capital Riga. It’s founder says society is to be blame for Erin’s death, not his website.“Obviously I’m very worried because if you have a site that doesn’t have the kind of safeguards, for example, that Facebook have, and doesn’t block and where you don’t have a name policy, I’m obviously very concerned about it,” said Minister Fitzgerald.She has met with management at Facebook to discuss their safety practices and she intends to alert Latvian authorities to her concerns about“I’m going to be asking Eamon Gilmore to take up with his Latvian counterparts why this site,, can be registered there and you know, who’s using it for advertising. She added: “So it’s really important that parents and schools and communities understand that there are differences in the sites.”Meanwhile Gardai are continuing to investigate Erin’s death and have interviewed a number of teenagers. MINISTER: WE’RE ASKING LATVIA TO INVESTIGATE SITE USED TO BULLY ERIN was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MINISTER: WE’RE ASKING LATIVA TO INVESTIGATE SITE USED TO BULLY ERINlast_img read more

Video: SA’s first black female vintner

first_imgNtsiki Biyela is living proof that you can do whatever you set your mind to. South Africa’s first black female winemaker shares her story with Zoopy TV.Click arrow to play video.Posted on on 14 April 2009.last_img

Markets awaiting planting intentions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beans had a “fundamental disconnect” last week when funds went from a short position to a long position within a week. By the close of Thursday, the bean market “bought” some corn acres back, which it didn’t really need.The biggest USDA report of the year will be released March 31.  It will show how many corn acres are planned for 2016.  The trade is expecting around 90 million corn acres and 83 million bean acres.  Above these number expect market drops and below these numbers a rally may occur.I continue to see breakeven points for clients that favor planting corn over beans in most locations throughout the Corn Belt.  The farmer’s yield potential estimates drives which crop they will grow.  Many farmers don’t like to change their rotation, but even if a small percent of farmers would adjust large portions of their acres, it would affect the market.What will the large number of prevent acres from last year be planted to this year continues to be a lingering question.  Those could also change the outcome of the USDA’s report.Market ActionFutures – BeansI had an order in place that got hit on Tuesday triggering a $9.20 futures sale against the Nov for about 10% of my bean production.Futures – CornI anticipate corn acres will be above 90 million acres.  Therefore, I sold 5% of my expected production at $3.87 against the Dec futures.  I’m not overly happy with this value, so I hope this will be the worst sale of the 2016 crop year.  If it turns out to not be the worst sale, I will be much more disappointed.Options – CornThursday was the expiration date of April options. (April options are based on May futures and expire in March, seems confusing).On Jan 22nd I sold the April $3.80 corn option for an 8 cents premium (it expired worthless so I kept the 8 cents premium).  On Dec 10th I had sold the Feb $3.80 options for 8 cents that also expired worthless on Jan 22nd (I kept the 8 cents). I continued the strategy rolling forward and sold a June $3.80 option for 10 cents.  This option will expire on May 27th , if corn is below $3.80 I keep the premium again and my grain is still unsold.  If the market is above $3.80 I’m locked into the $3.80 sale, but I keep all of the premium (8 cents + 8 cents + 10 cents = 26 cents, or $4.06 July futures).  Plus, I still have the potential for additional gain when I move the sale from July to Dec futures (possible additional 15 cents).In case my assumption that corn acres will be more than 90 million acres is wrong, I bought back my May $4.40 call (placed on 9/15/15) that expires in a month.  I don’t really think the market will rally to $4.40 against May futures, but I wanted to take the risk off.  It only cost .8 cent (with commissions) to buy back the $4.40 call that I sold for 19.2 cents on 9/15/15.  I then sold a Dec $4.40 call for 15.7 cents on Thursday.  This gives me 34 cents premium (19+15) regardless of what the market does.  A $4.74 ceiling is welcome with what I know today.Selling calls provides very limited downside protection (technically none, but the premium value is worth something).  However, it does give some upside potential. Even if the market moves up or sideways, it allows for good premiums.  While I see many benefits for selling calls, I don’t see the benefits of buying corn calls, but so many farmers do it.  To me it tends to double the risk.  To be profitable the market has to go up, or they will lose money on the long position (i.e. gambling).  Plus, producers always have more grain to sell next year.  I guess I’m glad so many people make the mistake of buying calls though.  It creates a better market for me to sells the calls.PositionsHere are my updated positions for corn and beans. An est means I’m estimating what I might get based upon past history or current markets for my farm.POSITION – CORN20152016Corn Sold100%28%CBOT Price$4.58$4.38Market Carry$0.185$.25 estBasis on Farm($.35) est($.25) estCash Price$4.41 est$4.38 estPOSITION – BEANS20152016Beans Sold100%11%CBOT Price$10.79$9.20Market Carry$0.165$.25 estBasis on Farm($.60) est($.25) estCash Price$10.35 est$9.20 est Jon grew up raising corn and soybeans on a farm near Beatrice, NE. Upon graduation from The University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he became a grain merchandiser and has been trading corn, soybeans and other grains for the last 18 years, building relationships with end-users in the process. After successfully marketing his father’s grain and getting his MBA, 10 years ago he started helping farmer clients market their grain based upon his principals of farmer education, reducing risk, understanding storage potential and using basis strategy to maximize individual farm operation profits. A big believer in farmer education of futures trading, Jon writes a weekly commentary to farmers interested in learning more and growing their farm operations.Trading of futures, options, swaps and other derivatives is risky and is not suitable for all persons. All of these investment products are leveraged, and you can lose more than your initial deposit. Each investment product is offered only to and from jurisdictions where solicitation and sale are lawful, and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in such jurisdiction. The information provided here should not be relied upon as a substitute for independent research before making your investment decisions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC is merely providing this information for your general information and the information does not take into account any particular individual’s investment objectives, financial situation, or needs. All investors should obtain advice based on their unique situation before making any investment decision. The contents of this communication and any attachments are for informational purposes only and under no circumstances should they be construed as an offer to buy or sell, or a solicitation to buy or sell any future, option, swap or other derivative. The sources for the information and any opinions in this communication are believed to be reliable, but Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of such information or opinions. Superior Feed Ingredients, LLC and its principals and employees may take positions different from any positions described in this communication. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. He can be contacted at read more

Bullish soybean numbers, corn and wheat follow

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Soybeans are sharply higher as U.S. and world ending stocks decline more than expected. Corn and wheat are up and following soybeans higher. The market had expected bearish numbers. It is hard to find one of those today. Planting delays and wet weather conditions will give Ohio producers much more time today to study the myriad of USDA numbers. With more rain in the forecast they will be watching the screens for price action with greater intensity after the noon report is released. Many parts of Ohio had planting and field work progress over the weekend of less than a half day to almost two days. The rains on Monday brought field work to a grinding halt.Prior to the report corn was unchanged, soybeans were up 18 cents, and wheat was up 1 cent. At 12:15 pm corn was up 9 cents, soybeans up 46 cents, wheat up 3 cents.While everyone knows it is May and planting season, it can easily be forgotten that May brings us the first supply and demand numbers for the 2016-17 crop year. The trade posture has been for lower prices several days this past week. Overall, the trade is expecting bearish numbers.Simply put, there are a lot of numbers today. This headline from a report earlier today sums it up, “Lots of moving parts for supply and demand reports today.” Here are the five key USDA numbers to watch; 2016/17 corn, soybean, and wheat ending stocks, South America 2016 crops, China corn stocks and 2016/17 soybean imports; 2016 US winter wheat production, and the world 2016/17 wheat ending stocks.U.S. corn ending stocks for 2016/17 were estimated at 2.153 billion bushels, the average trade estimate was 2.294 billion bushels. U.S. soybean ending stocks for 2016/17 were 305 million bushels. The average trade estimate was 405 million bushels. Some commercials think the number could get below 300 million bushels with the reduced soybean production in Argentina pushing some demand back to the U.S. U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2016/17 were pegged at 1.029 billion bushels.Soybean production in Brazil was estimated at 99 million tons, down from last month’s 100 million tons. Argentina soybean production was estimated at 56.5 million tons, last month was 59 million tons. In recent weeks there has been much speculation on the size of the Argentina soybean crop. Estimates have ranged from 1 to 8 million tons of reduction. Corn production in Brazil was 81 million tons, last month was 84 million tons. Argentina corn production was 27 million tons, last month was 28 million tons.Keep in mind that USDA tends to be conservative on big changes. Changes are done in a series of small steps with any big change taking months to see in print from USDA. That is why the reduction in Argentina soybean production could take months to develop.China corn stocks were estimated at 224.56 million tons, last month 224.58 million tons. Soybean imports into China for 2016/17 were pegged at 87 million tons. Last month USDA estimated that China would import 83 million tons of soybeans for the 2015/15 season.U.S. Winter wheat production was estimated at 1.427 billion bushels. This came in at roughly the middle of trade expectations. World wheat ending stocks for 2016/17 were estimated at 257.35 million tons.The weekly USDA planting progress from last night had the U.S. corn planting progress at 64%, with U.S. soybeans at 23% planted. Ohio’s corn is 30% planted with little activity the previous week, soybeans planted to date are 8%.Bear in mind that if you expected USDA to change 2016 corn or soybean acres from their March 31 intentions, you are a little early. The June 30 report of U.S. acres will be the next opportunity to see acres revisions take place. In case you are wondering why USDA puts out a supply and demand report for new crop corn and soybeans that are not yet 100% planted, it comes about from the 1970’s when Congress mandated the May report for new crop grains. The mandate came about due to the Great Grain Robbery era when Russia bought quite a bit of U.S. grains. Those announcements did not become public for months. Today any sales above 100,000 tons must be reported within 24 to 48 hours.The market quickly returns to trading weather and planting progress. To date both corn and soybean plantings are above the five-year average. It will likely take two weeks or more of widespread planting delays across the entire Midwest to see any kind of significant rally. So far for 2016 with the huge stocks of grains around the world the market knew it would take a weather problem for grains to rally. We are not in an era of short supplies compared to 2008-2012. Again this week we are seeing reports that mention the “drought” word. They are not new for this spring. Also, named storms for this year’s hurricane season look to be up sharply from previous years. While you don’t typically associate drought and hurricanes together, this year you can. Together they point to the vast uncertainty of weather for the growing season into late August. Don’t forget the weather can indeed change on a dime.Today’s bullish ending stocks will shock end users as they had expected big U.S. and South American production to move prices below $10, $9, and $8. New crop November CBOT soybeans are trading at the $10.55 level. The close today will be most important. Daily price limits for the next six months have soybeans at 65 cents, corn 25 cents, and wheat 35 cents.last_img read more

Reducing pesticide spray drift using a universal computational model

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Application of pesticides using air-assisted, ground-based sprayers or airplane sprayers (or even drones in the very near future) has become a necessity to ensure high efficiency crop production. Meanwhile, intensive and extensive pesticide spray also has caused significant safety, health, and environmental concerns. Development of advanced precision and smart spray application technology and management can enable sustainable crop production and reduce the safety, health, and environmental concerns. Off-target deposition and drift of pesticideSpraying pesticides to suppress plant diseases or insect prevalence is a very complicated process. It involves mechanical generation of spray droplets, delivery of droplets to various plants, interaction of spray droplets with crops and the ambient environment, on-target droplet deposition, off-target droplet deposition onto ground, and off-target droplet drift in the atmospheric environment. Please notice that pesticide is typically sprayed as liquid droplets but sometimes can be applied as very fine dry dust particles. The U.S. EPA defines pesticide spray drift as “the movement of pesticide dust or droplets through the air to any site other than the area intended.” Obviously, we all wish a 100% on-target pesticide deposition because both off-target ground deposition and atmospheric drift represent not only as a loss of chemicals and waste of money, but also serious environmental pollution problems. In reality, the off-target spray droplet deposition and drift vary widely as a few types of traditional pesticide sprayers are widely used with relatively constant settings for different crop production at different geographic regions with highly varied environmental conditions. The off-target spray droplet deposition and drift can account for a large percentage of the total pesticide applied. Up to 70 million pounds of pesticide active ingredients are wasted to drift per year. Between 1% and 10% of agricultural pesticide sprays drift from the target. Environmental and health concernsWhen spraying pesticide, chemicals drift and transport through nearby fields and reach long distances in both rural and urban areas, it can have direct impact on humans, animals, and the environment. On non-target areas, pesticides can damage nearby vegetation and impact nearby aquatic systems. Drift of herbicides can injure other non-target crops. Exposure of humans to pesticides can potentially result in both acute problems such as skin irritation and asthma and chronic pulmonary diseases such as cancer. Key factors affecting pesticide applicationPesticide off-target deposition and drift are primarily affected by the weather conditions and application operating conditions. The weather conditions include wind direction and speed, ambient air temperature, relative humidity, and the terrain and vegetation. The pesticide application conditions include the type of nozzles used, nozzle operating pressure, nozzle size, boom height, spray volume, droplet or particle size, and spray control. Development of advanced intelligent sprayersTo reduce the off-target pesticide deposition and drift, researchers at the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU) have been conducting research for 75 years and made significant scientific and technical contributions for optimizing pesticide application technologies to improve pesticide application efficiencies, protect crops from pest damages, and safeguard environmental quality and food and worker safety. Recently, Heping Zhu, an Agricultural Engineer and the Lead Scientist at ATRU has led the development of sensor-guided intelligent sprayers for efficient variable-rate pesticide applications and a significant reduction of off-target pesticide deposition and drift.Assessment and control of pesticide drift using mathematic models. To further control the off-target pesticide deposition and drift, mathematic computational models can be developed to simulate interactions of pesticide droplets with corps to predict drift potentials in coordination with local weather conditions. Over the years, different models have been developed for prediction of drift from pesticide spray application. The models are expected to account for the pesticide movement including the effect of gravitational acceleration, air resistance, evaporation, and mode of application, and be used more universally. However, due to the complexity and high variability of the pesticide drift issues, there is no simple method existing for effective assessment of the issue. It is very difficult to control the drift without proper assessment methods. An effective, but simple assessment method and integration of the assessment with spray equipment control is needed.Researchers, Sewoon Hong, a postdoctoral research associate and Lingying Zhao, an extension engineer and professor, at The Air Quality and Bio-Environmental Engineering Lab (AQBEL) of The Ohio State University, are collaborating with Heping Zhu to develop the much-needed model tools as an effective approach to control pesticide application schedules for further minimizing drift potentials for the intelligent sprayers. We are applying recent advances in dispersion models to develop and validate a universal pesticide dispersion model and a model based expert system that will enable environmentally friendly and effective pesticide applications.A universal spray drift model based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is being developed using FLUENT to calculate complicated flow and dispersion close to the equipment and to distances up to 200 m. Then the outputs of the universal models will be used as inputs for the long-range dispersion and transport (0.2-10 km) using the U.S. EPA air pollution dispersion models: AERMOD and CALPUFF. These models will be validated by actual observations of spray drift from field studies. The values of spray drift distance and off-target deposition from validated models as a function of the weather conditions, topography, and terrain conditions will be interpolated, and then a database will be created. A user-friendly interface will be developed to access the database under-specified conditions, and this will be fed into the instrumentation of the sprayer equipment to help make intelligent spray decisions. The model tools will provide a practical approach to assess the probable risks of pesticide spray and help explore application strategies to mitigate pesticide drift, pesticide waste, and environmental and health risks.In summary, application of pesticides has become a necessity to ensure sustainable, high efficiency crop productions. Off-target pesticide deposition and drift have caused significant safety, health, and environmental concerns. Researchers at the USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit (ATRU), led by Heping Zhu, has developed sensor-guided intelligent sprayers for efficient variable-rate pesticide applications and a significant reduction of off-target pesticide deposition and drift. Researchers with OSU and ATRU are collaborating to develop a universal spray drift model to further control operation schedule of sprayers to reduce the off-target deposition and drift of pesticide.Lingying Zhao, Professor and Extension Ag. Engineer, can be reached at This column is provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OSU Extension, Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.last_img read more

Why Uber, Not HP, Is The Future Of Technology

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair While HP’s bleak outlook gets the biggest headline, up in the far right is a reminder of just how well the new breed of “technology vendors” is doing. Uber, chasing a potential venture capital round of $500 million and a valuation of $12 billion, isn’t a technology company, though its legal name is Uber Technologies Inc. It provides a service that matches available drivers to people in need of a ride. Yes, that service depends upon Node.js, Python and a range of other open-source software, but few would classify Uber as a technology company, at least not one in the same vein as an HP or SAP.After all, Uber doesn’t sell technology. It sells a technology-based service.The same is true of many other companies that depend heavily on technology but aren’t “technology companies,” per se. Google (advertising), Facebook (social networking), Amazon (um, everything), Netflix (entertainment) and many others all point to a trend captured three years ago by Marc Andreessen: Software is eating the world.As Andreessen wrote: More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services—from movies to agriculture to national defense. Many of the winners are Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurial technology companies that are invading and overturning established industry structures. Over the next 10 years, I expect many more industries to be disrupted by software, with new world-beating Silicon Valley companies doing the disruption in more cases than not.Over time, it is likely that Uber will get bigger headlines than HP as technology-fueled services become the norm for an industry that has depended for too long on cumbersome licensing strategies and expensive maintenance contracts.Does Software Stand A Chance?Are software companies doomed? Mostly, yes. While large enterprises persist in wanting to install and run software in data centers behind their firewalls, approximately none of them love the current enterprise sales model that has them dickering over massive discounts on overpriced license and maintenance contracts.So a new breed of software vendor is rising.While more software will move to a software-as-a-service model, both on the infrastructure (Amazon Web Services) and application ( side, there will also remain companies like Red Hat. Red Hat now makes more than $1 billion each year selling services around Linux, JBoss middleware and more. Red Hat doesn’t sell software. It never has. Instead Red Hat gives away its software—all of it—under an open-source license. It makes money by selling an update service (Red Hat Network) that keeps the software patched and production ready, as well as support and ongoing certification of a host of third-party software that runs on or with its software. In the wake of the Big Data movement, we’re seeing vendors like Cloudera and Hortonworks achieve serious scale, growing up to challenge their more traditional peers.But even they aren’t the biggest winners.Every Company A Technology CompanyUltimately, as Cowen & Co. analyst Peter Goldmacher posits, the greatest financial beneficiaries of software aren’t those selling software at all, or even those selling SaaS offerings based on underlying open-source components. At least in the Big Data world, he argues, the biggest winners are those companies that have the necessary technical talent to use software to channel the value of data. At Uber, this means doing “crazy math and science” to connect drivers with riders and establish estimated pick-up times. At old-school retailer Sears, it means leveraging new-school Hadoop to deliver personalized coupons and other marketing collateral to drive sales. And for your company it will undoubtedly involve other foundational technologies, much of it open source for reasons expressed by Zohar Melamed in his Open Business Conference keynote earlier this month: Related Posts Tags:#Big Data#Credit Suisse#enterprise software#HP#Marc Andreessen#Open Source#Peter Cowen#Uber Matt Asay Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img It hasn’t been a good week for HP. On the back of lower-than-expected earnings, the tech titan also announced it would cut between 11,000 and 16,000 employees. Sadly, HP is in good (or bad, if you wish) company. Oracle has missed estimates more often than it has hit them the past few years, most recently missing third-quarter earnings. IBM, for its part, hit earnings but missed its revenue targets. Again.Clearly, the legacy IT vendors are struggling. But just as clearly, technological innovation is not. It’s just being developed and deployed in ways that challenge the very foundation of yesterday’s technology businesses.Today’s Software Isn’t Licensed—It’s DrivenTo get a sense for what I’m talking about, take a look at a recent edition of The Wall Street Journal: None of this bodes well for the technology incumbents, of course, but it bodes very well for the future of the software industry. It will become increasingly difficult to categorize and far more potent. That’s a trade-off worth making.Lead image by Flickr user Ken Funakoshi, CC 2.0 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

SC pulls up Rajasthan govt. over Aravalli mining

first_img“Don’t force us to take coercive action against you,” the Supreme Court on Friday told the Rajasthan government, which sought time for completing the ground-truthing exercise of illegal mining in Aravalli areas. The exercise is conducted to ascertain the empirical evidence at the actual site.It restrained mining from the Modha Pahad area of Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan and directed the authorities to forthwith stop all the excavations going on.A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta asked the Rajasthan government to furnish all the relevant details of operational leases for mining and names of persons responsible for the destruction of environment by February 15.“Don’t force us to take any coercive action against you. You have not completed the work as directed by the court. Earlier, you have said that the ground-truthing exercise will be completed within three months. There is lethargy on part of concerned authorities. This work needs to be completed by March 4 otherwise we will pull up the Chief Secretary for sheer contempt,” the Bench told the Rajasthan Chief Secretary who was present in the courtroom.Seeks compliance report The top court is dealing with a matter related to alleged illegal mining activities in the Aravalli range.The court asked senior advocate C.S. Vaidyanathan, appearing for the State government, to file compliance report by March 13 and listed the matter for further hearing on March 21.Mr. Vaidyanathan said that due to Assembly elections recently in the State, the work was not completed and now Lok Sabha polls were also approaching.“We want each and every detail of mining. When were the leases granted and by what time these leases are expiring. Which leases are operational and which are closed,” the Bench said.Mr. Vaidyanathan said 24 leases were granted in the area and out of them five were closed for violation of norms and 13 were operational.‘Illegal activities’ The Bench, after perusing the status report, said that the leases which are operational have also been found to be violating the environmental norms. “Under the guise of mining, illegal activities are taking place and encroachments are made,” it said.last_img read more

Crops worth ₹150 crore destroyed in Maharashtra floods

first_imgThe loss of crops due to floods in the State has been put at ₹125 crore, according to preliminary assessment by the government. Even as the exact extent of the damage will be known only after flood waters have fully receded, senior officials said around 27,468 hectare of agriculture land has been completely destroyed. This could even cross one lakh hectares when the panchnama is complete, senior officials said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday that the total length of road damaged is 484 km, while 2,615 transformers were damaged partially or fully. The destruction to agriculture land will cross over 1.5 lakh hectares, state Minister of Employment Guarantee and Horticulture of Maharashtra, Jaydutt Kshirsagar said on Saturday. Chief Secretary of the state Ajoy Mehta too has confirmed that crops across one lakh hectares could be affected. The State horticulture department has said they are drawing up the estimates with the help of satellite images, and the panchnama has been started with the help of Department of Revenue and Agriculture. “We expect major damage of agriculture crop to spread across 11 districts, while the centre of the destruction is Kolhapur where 30% of this damaged crop is located,” said an official of the Department of Revenue and Agriculture.Mr. Fadnavis said the government will not only compensate damaged crops but also help in removing silt from the farms, and provide assistance of ₹13,000 per hectare to the farmers. The work will be assisted by many organisations like Art of Living, Siddhivinayak temple, and Pandharpur temple, who have promised to come forward to help, he said.last_img read more

Mapua beats Ateneo for Filoil juniors title; NU wins bronze

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken National University also capped the preseason tournament with a piece of recognition after fending off University of Santo Tomas, 86-75, for the third-place trophy.Rhayyan Amsali had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead NU. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Mapua topped Ateneo, 89-82, in the high school finals of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Clint Escamis delivered an offensive assault for the Red Robins, finishing with a game-high 23 points to go along seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Escamis, though, wasn’t the lone Red Robin to punish the Blue Eaglets.Mapua’s frontcourt duo of Warren Bonifacio and Will Gozum crushed Ateneo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBonifacio finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds, nine of which came from the offensive glass, while Gozum had a 17-point, 14-rebound double-double.Dave Ildefonso led Ateneo with 16 points and eight rebounds while Kai Sotto finished with 15 points and 14 boards. MOST READ Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide View commentslast_img read more