Online newspaper editor freed on bail, pending trial on sedition charge

first_imgNews Raja Petra Kamarudin, the editor of the online newspaper Malaysia Today, was released today after paying bail of 5,000 ringgits (1,000 euros). He had spent three days in Songai Buloh prison on sedition charges for implying in a April 25 post that deputy prime minister Najib Razak and his wife were involved in the October 2006 murder of model Altantuya Shaariibuu. MalaysiaAsia – Pacific Organisation ————07.05 – Web censorship fears as online journalist faces sedition charge Reporters Without Borders today condemned the jailing of Raja Petra Kamarudin, editor of online publication Malaysia Today ( on a charge of sedition over an article on the murder of model, Altantuya Shaariibuu, implicating the deputy prime minister.Kamarudin refused to pay a fine of 5,000 ringgit (just over 1,000 euros) and is currently being held in Sungai Buloh prison, 25 kilometres from the capital Kuala Lumpur.Raja Petra Kamarudin, 58, nicknamed RPK, was arrested under the 1948 Sedition Act that punishes “any incitement to hatred, suspicion or contempt of any leader or government member”. He faces up to three years in prison. In his 25 April 2008 article headlined “Let’s send the Altantuya murderers to hell”, Kamarudin said he suspected deputy prime minister, Najib Abdul Razak, and his wife of being linked to the murder of the 28-year-old model, killed by two bullets to the head and found near Kuala Lumpur in October 2006. Najib Abdul Razak has denied Kamarudin’s allegations, calling them “groundless”.“This is the first time that a blogger has been officially accused of sedition in Malaysia,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The authorities are using Raja Petra Kamarudin as a scapegoat. The government wants to silence online criticism. Given the state of the press, the Internet is the main space where citizens can express themselves freely. We urge the authorities to free Raja Petra Kamarudin while awaiting trial”. The authorities questioned Kamarudin about the article on 2 May, under the Communication and Multimedia Act, which provides for up to one year in prison and harsh fines for online publication of false or defamatory articles. Police have seized his computer.Reporters Without Borders managed to speak to the online editor on 3 May, when he expressed his “anxiety” that he could go to prison for refusing to speak. “My article is political, my blog is political, Najib Razak is a politician and this murder is political”, he told independent news website ministry of internal security has been using the fight against incitement to racial hatred or insulting the King, to silence dissident voices, particularly bloggers. In July 2007, Justice Minister, Nazri Abdul Aziz, said the government would not hesitate to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) to punish them. The ISA provides for two years in prison without trial for offences such as “breaching state security”.Kamarudin has come in for previous harassment from the authorities. He was arrested in 2001 while running the website Free Anwar Campaign (, campaigning on behalf of deputy Anwar Ibrahim, who was sentenced to nine years in prison for organising a demonstration against corruption in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. The Malaysian blogosphere is extremely vigorous and chiefly backs the opposition. Malaysia Today’s site has received the equivalent of nearly 8,000 euros in donations in the past 24 hours following an appeal launched yesterday by his associates at the start of legal proceedings against Kamarudin.His wife, Marina Lee, tried to visit Kamarudin today, but was not able to see him because ‘RPK’ had apparently waived his right to visits.Read RPK’s article : New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth Help by sharing this information March 17, 2021 Find out more Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments News Raja Petra Kamarudin, the editor of the online newspaper Malaysia Today, was released today after paying bail of 5,000 ringgits (1,000 euros). He had spent three days in Songai Buloh prison on sedition charges for implying in a April 25 post that deputy prime minister Najib Razak and his wife were involved in the October 2006 murder of model Altantuya Shaariibuu.“The authorities let me go because they could not guarantee my safety in prison,” he told Reporters Without Borders. He was being threatened by two fellow inmates for reawakening media interest in the allegations against the deputy prime minister.Known as RPK, Kamarudin faces up to three years in prison under the 1948 Sedition Act, which punishes “incitement to hatred, suspicion or contempt for any leader or government member.” His trial has been set for 6 October.More than 8,000 euros were raised by appeal launched by his friends on 6 May for funds to help obtain his release. Kamarudin has decided to use the money to create a defence fund for bloggers, to be used for paying bail and legal fees when bloggers are prosecuted. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again to go further RSF_en May 9, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online newspaper editor freed on bail, pending trial on sedition charge MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Related documents Malaise_-_Malaysia_Times_-2.pdfPDF – 29.07 KB February 22, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Malaysia News Receive email alerts January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

2016 Run for the Fallen Honors New Jersey Service Members in Ocean City

first_imgOne Mile, One Flag, One Hero…Each mile of the Run is dedicated to a NJ Hero and the Core Run Team will stop at every Hero Marker (every mile) and present an American Flag and a personal biographical card to the waiting family members, friends and comrades. The intent is to create a 190- mile long memorial trail through New Jersey By Doug OttoOcean City’s American Legion Post 524 will oversee eleven memorial stops of the 2016 Run for the Fallen, as it winds its way through town on Thursday September 22nd.The New Jersey Run for the Fallen is an organization of military runners who travel throughout New Jersey in memory of service members killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. At the end of each mile stands a memorial marker where runners pause to salute service members’ lives and the sacrifices made by their families.The event officially begins at the Cape May Lighthouse early Thursday morning. The Ocean City portion of this four-day, state-wide event begins at Corson’s Inlet at 3:26 PM. The final stop of the day is American Legion Post 524 at 5:30 PM.Coordinating Ocean City’s efforts is the American Legion Post 524 Committee, chaired by Jack Hagan.“Although they visibly run one mile to honor each fallen hero from current conflicts, participants also remember all New Jersey service members who have laid down their lives for the cause of freedom,” said Hagan. “New Jersey has given 16,408 sons and daughters since World War I.”Following the local portion of the run, participants will continue northward on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday (September 23rd) the runners will travel from Somers Point to Long Beach Island; Saturday (September 24th) they will run from Long Beach Island to Toms River; and on Sunday (September 25th) the trail starts in Point Pleasant and concludes at the Vietnam Memorial in Holmdel.The Core Run Team consists of dedicated military personnel from Joint Base McGuire, who run a 190-mile course over the 4 days. Along the way, they pay tribute to their fallen comrades and Gold Star Families. Runners come from all branches of the military and gather “on their own time and on their own dime”.Ocean City area residents are invited to take part in the Hero Marker ceremonies to support the runners and to reflect on the sacrifices made by these service members and their families. Here are locations and times of ceremonies:Hero Markers… At the end of each mile is a laminated Hero Marker. Each is assigned to one of New Jersey’s military heroes.last_img read more

Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada & More Set for West End Les Miz

first_img View Comments From “The Last Night of the World” to “One Day More”? Eva Noblezada, following her star turn in Miss Saigon, will play Eponine in Les Miserables in the West End. She begins performances on April 4.Before Noblezada assumes the role, The Wizard of Oz star Danielle Hope (winner of the BBC series Over the Rainbow) will play Eponine, taking over for Carrie Hope Fletcher. Fletcher plays her final performance on February 13; Hope will begin on February 15.Joining Hope on that day are Les Miz alums Patrice Tipoki as Fantine (Rachelle Ann Go plays her final performance on January 30 before returning on May 9) and Craig Mather as Marius.Noblezada is also set to reprise her performance as Kim when the revival of Miss Saigon heads to Broadway in 2017. Hope returns to Les Miz after playing Eponine in 2012; she recently starred as Maria in the U.K. tour of The Sound of Music. Tipoki is currently playing Fantine in the Australian tour. Mather’s additional credits include Sweeney Todd and Tonight’s the Night.The West End production also stars Peter Lockyer as Jean Valjean, Jeremy Secomb as Javert, Zoë Doano as Cosette, Bradley Jaden as Enjolras and Phil Daniels and Katy Secombe as the Thénardiers.last_img read more

Easy ways to save this holiday season

first_img 56SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details 2018 has absolutely flown by. Thanksgiving is just over a week away. It’s shocking, I know.If the holiday season has crept up on you, then I bet you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet (Hopefully you’ve bought your Thanksgiving turkey though). If you’re in need of a few extra bucks for the holidays, here are a few easy ways to cut back for the rest of the year.Only use cash: We’re living in the world of Amazon and Apple Pay, which makes spending money easier than ever. If you’re not the cash-carrying type, just remember that it feels a lot more personal every time you complete a transaction with cash. It’s enough to make you second guess your spending habits.Write it all down: Every single time you make a purchase, write it down. By physically jotting down every dollar you spend, you’ll quickly realize just how much money you spend on things that don’t really matter. Hopefully this can be a wake-up call to cut back on any frivolous spending.Grab a quilt: Turning down your thermostat is a simple way to save a few bucks over the rest of the year. I know it’s getting colder, but it’s an easy fix and it will save you a lot of money. Grab a blanket and those wool socks and deal with it. Having a few extra bucks to spend will be satisfying when you get ready to buy your niece that karaoke machine she’s been wanting.last_img read more

ABFC females into final of annual Atkinson Brothers Five-A-Side Floodlight Football

first_imgTHE dominant ABFC female team have made their way into the final of the Atkinson Brothers Five-A-Side Floodlight Football tournament, which is set to culminate on Boxing Night at the Kumaka Recreational Ground in Santa Rosa, Region One. Armed with senior national footballer Annalisa Vincent, the side has won all three of their preliminary games, including a tough 1-0 win against Kyrie Flames on Monday evening.An own-goal proved to be the decider in that clash.Kyrie Flames, who are favourites to join the ABFC side, had defeated the All-Star Blazers 2-1 in their opener on Sunday night. ABFC, who had opened with a 1-0 win against All-Star Blazers on Saturday night, romped to a 3-0 win against Rincon United FC on Sunday evening.Vincent, who scored twice against Rincon and the lone goal against Blazers settled into a more defence role on the third night.  The youngster was key for the Silver Sands FC in their seven-time defence of their female title.  This year, the ace Region One female football team did not compete, so Vincent opted to play with ABFC.Along with the females, the tournament also features seniors, U-15 and U-17 competitions, which are all set to be completed on Boxing Night.last_img read more

Syracuse’s 3 best players have a shot in the WNBA Draft

first_img Published on April 10, 2017 at 11:08 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer UPDATED: April 11, 2017 at 1:40 a.m.Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes and Briana Day were three key pieces for a Syracuse team that made the program’s first-ever Final Four run in 2016. The trio helped lead SU to new heights and set the bar higher for the program.In the WNBA’s 20-year history, only three Syracuse players have been drafted. Beth Record went in 2001, Kayla Alexander in 2013 and Brianna Butler in last year’s draft. There’s a chance that SU has three players taken in this year’s draft alone on Thursday.“I think we’ve proven over the last few years,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said, “that we have high level players, that are All-American types players and that are WNBA and professional players.”Ahead of the draft, here is how the SU players stack up and how each one is approaching the future.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe resumesThe individual accolades accrued at Syracuse are impressive for all three players. They each rank inside the Top 10 in games played and have imprinted their name in the record books.Peterson is second in points scored (1,978) and first in assists (590) in Orange history, and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year this season. Sykes is third in points scored (1,846), fifth in steals (266) and eighth in rebounding (810). This past year, along with Peterson, Sykes was named to the All-ACC first team. Day is the all-time leading rebounder (1,124) and third in blocked shots (236).Ally Moreo | Photo EditorThe projectionsMost mock drafts have Peterson as SU’s first off the board. A recent Bleacher Report mock had her going with the second-to-last pick in the first round (11th overall), while one at Newsday recently had her going as high as second overall.“I would be surprised if it goes to the second round,” Carla Norris, Peterson’s aunt and basketball mentor, said. “We hope she goes in the first.”Sykes has been projected at both ends of the second round. Bleacher Report slotted her at the last pick of the first round, but more mocks have her just outside those top 12 spots.Day is the wild card for Syracuse. There is a mock draft that has her being taken in the third round. But while it seems almost a forgone conclusion that Peterson and Sykes will be at some point be drafted, it’s unclear if Day will hear her name called. WNBA or not, she wants to continue playing basketball.“Whether it’s here or overseas,” Day said, “just taking every opportunity that comes my way.”The skill setsPeterson is a dependable point guard who can score from anywhere and, as one of the ACC’s top threats, her strengths are well known. She keyed the Orange’s run to the Final Four last year.“She’s one of the most mature players that I’ve ever come into contact with,” basketball analyst LaChina Robinson said. “There’s just not many things on the basketball court that she can’t do.”Sykes’s most valuable asset is her versatility. She decided to come back to SU at the end of last season and knew she needed to add one more asset to have a more complete game in the pros.“Definitely my 3-point shot,” Sykes said on what her biggest improvement was. “… It was kind of fun hearing that I was a shooter during the season.”Sykes had 40 3-pointers coming into this season and hit 57 this year alone, shooting at a 39-percent clip.Day utilized her 6-foot-4 frame in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone and, like many SU players, it remains to be seen what she can do on an individual assignment. Her rebounding numbers were fairly consistent from her sophomore through senior year, when she averaged roughly the same number of minutes.Her offensive game was what grew the most this year, averaging career highs in points (12.9) and field goal percentage (54.6). But it’s unclear whether the one-year improvement will translate.“The question for her would be on the offensive end,” Robinson said. “… How does her offensive skill set develop.”Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorThe waitAll three players expressed anxiety and excitement for the draft. Leading up to it, they’ve each filled their time differently.Peterson has been working out on her own. She was in Phoenix during the week of the men’s Final Four, competing in the 3-point contest, and in Dallas during the women’s Final Four, getting honored as one of the coaches All-Americans. Day has spent most of her time working out and ensuring classes are taken care of before she leaves.Sykes has gone home to visit her family and work out with her childhood trainer a few times since the season ended. When she’s at SU, she works out with assistant coach Tammi Reiss, who runs drills. She’s also talked with current WNBA players she grew up with, like former UConn standouts Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson.All of the players said that while they try and avoid mock drafts, they have looked once or twice. Sykes has had trouble avoiding them because they keep flooding her phone constantly.“My mom just thinks that she’s just this informant for the WNBA,” Sykes said last Thursday, laughing. “She just sends me so many links … I promise you she sent me three mock drafts yesterday.”The salaryFor the first time in their careers, Peterson, Sykes and Day will be getting paid to play basketball. With that comes the responsibility of handling the money, and the luxury of getting to spend the first paycheck.All three stressed that they weren’t sure if there was anything they really wanted to splurge on. Peterson said she’d save the first check she got. Sykes said she’d probably do the same, or maybe just give it to her mom. “I’m pretty frugal with my money,” Sykes said.Day said she’d maybe treat herself to a nice dinner. Something at a nice restaurant, like a steak or lobster. And it’s something she won’t feel bad about ordering, like she has in the past.After last year’s Final Four run, Peterson and Day went down to Miami, where the two went to a restaurant but were a bit taken aback by the South Beach prices. They split an appetizer and each got an entree.Day ordered surf and turf without looking at the menu. When the bill came out, the total was $155. Day’s main course was $85 alone. Peterson remembers her being disgusted with herself for ordering something that pricy.“I stayed simple,” Peterson said, laughing. “I got chicken alfredo. Something that I know. And I saw the price.”Jacob Greenfeld | Asst. Photo EditorThe impactThe success of Syracuse over the last few years has raised the stock of the program. has Syracuse with the eighth-best recruiting class in the country this year. Two seasons ago, the Orange had never made it out of the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.The WNBA is a relatively untapped market for the SU brand. Alexander is the only active player, averaging nearly 20 minutes off the bench for the San Antonio Stars.Peterson, Sykes and Day know that by the end of Thursday night, their collegiate accomplishments won’t mean anything. But they’re ready to carry themselves, and SU, at the professional levels.“It’s just a matter of how much you want it,” Peterson said. “And how much you want to work for it.”CLARIFICATION: In a previous version of this post, the ways in which Alexis Peterson spent her time leading up to the WNBA draft were unclear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

49ers mailbag: Where does win over Saints rank in past 20 years?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The 49ers will have a tough time topping Sunday’s sensational win over the New Orleans Saints. They’re still playing high-stakes football, and fans are still abuzz, so let’s open up the Week 15 mailbag via Instagram and Twitter replies:Was that the best regular-season game you have ever covered? (@brandon.pride)Absolutely. It started with the best first half I’ve witnessed – four touchdowns apiece! – and the dramatics never stopped. I started covering the 49ers in 2000, and the …last_img read more

Nuclear Closure, Design Competition, Tesla Offer, Nest Thermostat

first_imgLast nuclear plant in California may closeCalifornia’s lone nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, would close completely by 2025 under a plan announced by Pacific Gas and Electric. Its electricity production would be replaced by sources that do not emit greenhouse gases, The New York Times reports.Critics of the plant, located in San Luis Obispo, have been pressing for the closure of Diablo Canyon’s two reactors for years because of their location near several underground fault lines and because they use sea water for cooling. One reactor would close in 2024 and the second in 2025 when their operating licenses expire, as long as PG&E wins approval from the State Lands Commission for continued access to the ocean for cooling when the current permit expires in 2018. The proposal also needs approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.The move comes at a time of diminished importance for nuclear power. A majority of the country’s 99 nuclear reactors are more than 30 years old, and a combination of low natural gas prices and lower demand for electricity in general has made it harder for these older plants to compete in wholesale electricity markets.New nuclear plants can take decades to design, permit, and build, and aside from a few new reactors in the South there isn’t much on the horizon. Still, nuclear power provides almost 60% of the country’s carbon-free electricity, The Times said, so there are efforts underway to save some operating plants.California will require that 50% of the electricity utilities provide be from renewable sources by 2030, but PG&E says it will do better than that — 55% of the mix by 2031 — while spending $350 million to help workers affected by the shutdown. Decommissioning the plant, which opened in 1985, will cost an estimated $3.8 billion. Design competition deadline extended to July 15Pacific Northwest builder Hammer & Hand is taking entries for its perFORM design competition through July 15, 2016, with $6,000 going to the winning entries.The competition, now in its third year, is open to architectural students and interns. They will be asked to design a net-zero energy, mixed-use multifamily building in a part of Seattle known as Rainier Beach. The 125-foot by 225-foot site sits next to the Rainier Beach High School track, across the street from a community center.Despite the local flavor of the competition, Hammer & Hand’s Zack Semke says that it will accept entries from anywhere in the U.S. and Canada and that past winners have come from outside the region.“When it comes to the climate crisis, buildings have been a problem,” Hammer & Hand’s announcement says. “According to Architecture 2030, nearly half of U.S. CO2 emissions come from buildings, mostly to heat, cool, and power them. But today we have the science, materials, and components to make buildings that can generate more energy than they consume. Buildings can be part of the solution.”The panel of judges includes Rob Peña of the University of Washington, Mary Johnston of Johnston Architects and president of AIA Seattle, Cory Hawbecker of Holst Architecture, Gladys Ly-Au Young of Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects, Robert Hutchison of Hutchison Architecture, Rick Mohler of Mohler+Ghillino Architects, and Semke.You can register at the Hammer & Hand website. Tesla wants to buy SolarCityElectric vehicle maker Tesla is offering to buy SolarCity, the country’s biggest residential solar installer, for roughly $2.5 billion. Greentech Media says that Tesla has floated a share price for SolarCity stock of between $26.50 and $28.50. In after-hours trading following the announcement, SolarCity stock rose more than 15% in value while Tesla’s dropped by more than 12%. Shareholders will have to approve the deal once negotiations are complete.Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that the plan has been in the works for years, and the two companies already are very closely tied. Musk is currently chairman of SolarCity, which is run by his cousin, Lyndon Rive, and there have been a variety of financial dealings between Musk companies and SolarCity.“We would be the world’s only vertically integrated energy company offering end-to-end clean energy products to our customers,” Tesla says in a news release posted at its website. “This would start with the car that you drive and the energy that you use to charge it, and would extend to how everything else in your home or business is powered.”Greentech Media’s Stephen Lacey says that the deal would allow Tesla to take advantage of lower share costs for SolarCity — so far they’re down 60% for the year — while potentially giving SolarCity better access to new customers through retail stores. Tesla hinted it would possibly redesign rooftop solar systems to make them more attractive, and the merger also would help SolarCity extend its reach internationally.But there also are risks, Lacey adds.“Tesla is already managing a lot,” he says. “It is simultaneously building a massive battery factory, scaling up to meet high demand for the Model 3, attempting to grow its stationary battery business, and expanding into markets all over the world. Buying SolarCity — a company also trying to build its own solar manufacturing facility in New York — adds yet more complexity. Recent experience would suggest this kind of expansion is fraught with risk.”center_img Nest adds time-of-use option to thermostatNest Labs is tweaking the software for its thermostat, adding a “Time of Savings” program to allow owners in some parts of the country to benefit from utility rate plans that base the cost of electricity on the time of day it’s used.New software will allow the Nest thermostat to automatically take advantage of lower time-of-day electricity rates.“It’s a shift in the residential space for how people are interacting with energy,” Praveen Subramani, Nest’s head of energy products, told The Washington Post. “So the advantage of Time of Savings is that it helps our customers manage time of use rate plans, and not worry about it. Nest can make all the magic happen in the background without making customers deal with the rates on a daily or seasonal basis.”In a deal with SolarCity, Nest will offer the Time of Savings plan in California, New York and Arizona, giving SolarCity customers with time-of-use plans a free Nest thermostat and the software that goes with it.Thermostats with the software will show a green gear icon and a dollar sign in the middle when electricity rates are higher — a signal to the homeowner to turn off or turn down devices that draw power. Significantly, a Nest thermostat also could make changes on its own, turning down air conditioning slightly while the higher rates were in effect, The Post said.Time-of-use plans are likely to become more common, and customers who don’t know when higher rates kick in, or don’t pay attention, could rack up some very big charges. That’s what makes automated devices like the Nest attractive.The California Public Utilities Commission has ordered the state’s major utilities to move residential customers to time-of-use (TOU) rates by 2019, Nest said said in a news release. When customers sign up for the Time of Savings plan, their TOU rate information is shared with their Nests, and the thermostats use the information to learn and automatically adjust.AC temperatures wouldn’t be altered by more than a degree or two, the company said, and customers can always change the temperature at any time.last_img read more

Beermen regain top spot, rally past Aces

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Chris Ross. PBA IMAGESDefending champion San Miguel Beer reclaimed the No. 1 spot after coming back to beat Alaska, 109-96, in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday night at Batangas City Coliseum.The Beermen, who leaned heavily on their four star veterans, outscored the Aces, 47-25, since trailing by nine, 62-71, at the 3:10 mark of the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake trauma Read Next LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City San Miguel improved to 6-2 with Magnolia breathing down its neck i second place with a 7-3 card. Alaska, which suffered its second straight loss, slipped to third at 6-3.JVee Casio led the Aces with 20 points and six assists. Chris Ross topscored with 24 points that went with nine assists and four steals, Marcio Lassiter added 21 points and eight rebounds while Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo each posted a double-double to combined for 38 points and 32 rebounds to power SMB.The big men played vital roles on both ends as Santos finished with 21 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks while Fajardo had 17 points, 18 rebounds and a block.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSan Miguel rose from a 15-point hole in the second quarter and a nine-point deficit late in the third period thanks to a 22-2 run bridging the last two frames.Still without the injured starting guard Alex Cabagnot, the Beermen found a reliable fifth guy in Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, who came off the bench and came away with 11 points, five rebounds and two steals. His team was +29 with him on the floor. View commentslast_img read more