‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/PomC1rjwDJ— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 5, 2018 Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo displayed its championship caliber and clobbered University of the Philippines, 99-81, in Game 2 to claim the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball title Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT The Blue Eagles collected their second straight crown and 10th overall, cementing their dominance in the last decade with seven championships in 10 years.Ateneo wasted no time pulling away from a determined UP side, which is in its first title appearance in more than three decades, in Game 2, going on a 17-5 run to take a 25-13 lead after Isaac Go’s transition triple.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 Chriss For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scenes at Araneta. #UAAPSeason81 | @BLozadaINQ pic.twitter.com/2SceyNEOWz— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) December 5, 2018“Our priority is to do everything with dignity and class and that’s the servant hood we want to do with the team.”Angelo Kouame also had a big game for the Blue Eagles with 22 points, 21 rebounds, and two blocks.Juan Gomez De Liaño finished with 24 points and eight boards while season MVP Bright Akhuetie had 19 points and seven rebounds.The Blue Eagles claimed a tight Game 1 with an 88-79 win last Saturday. Led by an inspired showing from Thirdy Ravena, the defending champions took total control of the game in the second half, leading by as much as 22 early in fourth as they fended off every attempt of the Maroons to get momentum.Ravena was a man on a mission finishing with 38 points, five rebounds, six assists, and three steals for his second straight Finals MVP plum.The fourth year forward went mental in the fourth quarter scoring 18 points, including nine that came from beyond the arc, as he effectively put the Fighting Maroons to bed.“All praise to God and I want to thank the players, they’re a marvelous team, and they’re a joy to work with,” said Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin. “I’m blessed to work with them.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Myles Turner, Pacers send Bulls to losing start under new coach No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
The Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport on Friday evening culminated the Mashramani activities 2019 with the annual awards ceremony which gave recognition to the talents shared by outstanding participants.Alexi LaRose receiving an award from Social Cohesion Minister Dr George NortonIn delivering her report for this year’s activities, Director of Culture Tameka Botswain noted that despite some challenges, Mash 2019 exceeded expectations.“Mash 2019 exceeded expectations. The Department of Culture with the determination to make Mashramani 2019 larger and louder, embarked on an intense campaign in the latter half of 2018 to redefine the way Guyanese see the festival…Mashramani is so much more than the costume and float parade,” she said.Junior Calypso Monarch Jamal Stewart collects his winning trophy from an official at the award ceremony on Friday eveningAccording to her, there was an increased number of participants that outgrew traditional locations. Next year will bring the 50th anniversary of Republic Day and signature activities will be orchestrated to celebrate this milestone.Meanwhile, Social Cohesion Minister, Dr George Norton said there were commitments to make this celebration better than the previous years and it was executed as planned while promoting inclusivity. He mentioned that this was demonstrated with the decentralisation of events to all administrative regions.“Mashramani 2019 was a massive success. Apart from a spectacular and incident free costume and float parade, the festival was executed in a manner that was all-inclusive.Allison Parker collects a trophy on behalf of the Business Ministry that copped the first place in the individual female costume competition and second in the full costume medium band contestThe mash route was crammed and D’Urban Park was packed to capacity. With much hard work from the members of committee and Mashramani Secretariat, we were able to ensure that every region across the beautiful land of Guyana was able to witness one or more of our major calendar events,” said the Minister.The evening saw prizes being awarded to the Junior Soca Monarch, Jovinski Thorne; Junior Calypso Monarch, Jamal Stuart; Chutney Monarch, Stephen Ramphal; Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding and Calypso Monarch, Kenroy Fraser.Winners of the children’s float parade, dance and panorama were also rewarded. Smyth Street Nursery, Graham’s Hall Primary and Tucville Secondary won first place prizes for their contributions.The winner of the regional presentation for the costume parade was Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), followed by Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts, seven-time Road March Queen, receives her trophy from Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for youth, sport and culture, Dr George NortonRegion Three copped almost all the prizes for the costume and float parade categories, with the Best Designer Antonio Paul collecting several prizes.Designer Nelson Nurse was also recognised for a number of bands which he created this year.National Designer of the Year was presented to Trevor Alfred while Antonio Paul received the prize for Regional Designer of the Year.Throughout the evening, the audience was entertained by the Guyana Police Force band, Melissa “Vanilla” Roberts and steel pan renditions.Mashramani 2019 was celebrated under the theme: “Celebrating 49 with victory in mind: Rediscovering El Dorado”.