Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Print This Post Tracking Homeowners’ Desire to Relocate Related Articles 2021-01-18 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Economy ‘Ready to Take Off’ in 2021 Next: Legal Strategy and Budget: 10 Things Investors Should Consider Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Tracking Homeowners’ Desire to Relocate A survey by LendingTree found that about half of Americans looked into moving in the coming year.The researchers took a closer look at where, specifically, homeowners who relocate are most likely to go. Using data from January-December of 2020, LendingTree analyzed the migration patterns of American homebuyers in each of the 50 states. They found that most surveyed are thinking of moving within the state where they live and that homeowners in certain places—like New York—are more likely to move to another state.The report’s key findings show:About 85.65% of movers stay in the state that they’re currently living in.Texas has the highest percentage of movers looking to move within state lines at 93.57%. Not only is Texas popular among its own residents, but its relatively low home prices and lack of a state income tax also make it a popular destination for out-of-state movers from states like California and Colorado. For example, 14.04% of homebuyers who move out of California and 11.91% of homebuyers who leave Colorado move to Texas.New York has the most residents looking to leave. 75.28% of New York state movers stay in the Empire State.Most out-of-state movers don’t go far. Thirty-three of the most popular destination states border the current state where a mortgage shopper resides.Florida is the favorite out-of-state destination for mortgage shoppers in 14 of the 50 states. What’s more: Of those 14 states, 12 do not border Florida. The Sunshine State has a long history of bringing in visitors and new residents, particularly retirees, thanks to a mix of affordable housing, no state income tax, and, of course, its sunny weather. Florida also retains current residents with the fifth-highest share of movers who look to stay in-state.For the full study with a regional breakdown, visit LendingTree.com. January 18, 2021 889 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Christina Hughes Babb
The aa index provides the longest continuous data set which can be used in the analysis of magnetospheric and ionospheric phenomenology. All phases of the solar cycle show increases in activity since cycle 14. The activity increase does not appear to be associated with any instrumental, ionospheric or magnetospheric effects. Barely significant effects (in terms of the results presented in this paper) have been identified in the long-term change in magnetic latitude of the observatory sites, the positions of high-latitude ionospheric features such as the cusp, and ionospheric Pedersen and Hall conductivities due to changing magnetic field orientation and strength. The prime cause of the change in geomagnetic activity is an increase in solar activity. The number of storms at solar minimum has typically increased by 40% more than the other phases. This is principally due to increased recurrent storm activity to such an extent that conditions at minimum in recent cycles could be thought of as being more representative of the declining phase.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York There’s a stretch of Cantiague Rock Road in Hicksville, just north of Hicksville High School, its middle school and Lee Avenue Elementary, where pedestrians aren’t permitted to stand on the sidewalk.There are no signs stating this, no barricades cordoning the area off, no flashing lights demarcating a construction zone or telling passersby it’s private property. But if you stop there for even a few moments to take a gander at the fenced-off property—three decrepit-looking buildings and their equally decrepit-looking parking lots—any day of the week, during any time of day, 24/7, someone will unquestionably instruct you to keep moving, to shuffle along, scram.If your intention is to snap a few photos, as mine was at about 3 p.m. on the Sunday before Christmas Eve, you’ll get more than advice; undoubtedly you’ll receive an angry visit by one of several charged-up, plain-clothed men shouting for you to buzz off—they might even chase you away.There’s really not much to look at, though. Sandwiched between a distribution warehouse on its south, a driving range and children’s playgrounds of Nassau County’s Cantiague Park on the east, and the county’s Department of Public Works headquarters on the north, the three parcels at 140, 100 and 70 Cantiague Rock Road are silent and devoid of life.The latter’s facade is a beat-up, worn-down brown, with cloudy windows, drawn blinds and the faded outline of its former tenant, Air Techniques, tattooed on its side. At 100 next door stands a naked flagpole, a vast loading dock area long since abandoned and weeds towering several feet high. Several massive metal frames arch above an alley between it and the 140 building, which has part of its exterior wall peeling off and is covered in shredded plastic.It’s here where an outhouse-shaped guard booth is manned around the clock.“Off the property,” said an agitated, bespectacled, middle-aged man sporting a moustache when a camera crew and I recently visited to ask a few questions. A mock “Terrorist Hunting Permit” was fastened to his window. “This is private property. Get off the property,” he commanded, refusing to explain who he worked for before slamming the door.[Click here for more photos of Hicksville’s atomic waste site]There’s a secret in Hicksville. It’s a secret that only a handful of residents of this suburban hamlet know all too well while way too many others haven’t a clue. A secret that has already cost one of the biggest communications companies in the world millions and may end up costing them much, much more. It’s a secret that no matter how tight a lid the security guards stationed there or the site’s owners, Verizon, try to keep on it, the truth is literally leaking out—bleeding into the soil, contaminating the air and poisoning Long Island’s precious groundwater supply.It’s a revelation that Ronkonkoma resident Gerard Depascale, a father of three and recent grandfather, and his former coworker Liam Neville, of Bayside, Queens fought relentlessly to find out, a reality they live with every single moment of their lives, one the global communications giant is doing everything in its power to control. It’s an ongoing tragedy that a federal judge recently made even more tragic for the plaintiffs; a reality that will undoubtedly affect more families in the future.This vacant 10.5-acre stretch of land, just north of those schools, separated by a chain-link fence from the public park and situated directly across the street from Nassau BOCES Career Preparatory High School, is a radioactive toxic waste site where nuclear elements and fuel rods were fabricated and processed during the nation’s early atomic energy program in the 1950s and 1960s.Uranium was burned here. It was released into the surrounding neighborhood from an open “smelting oven,” according to one former worker—or within a “burning building,” according to another. It was also buried here, along with nickel and much more. Unknown amounts of chlorocarbons—Tetrachloroethene, or Perchloroethylene, known as PCE and PERC, respectively—and byproduct chlorinated hydrocarbon Trichloroethylene, or TCE (classified as a human carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), were dumped into unlined sumps and leeching pools, and currently reside in the soil, the groundwater and have volatilized into the air.People who unknowingly worked atop the site, such as Depascale and Neville, have contracted rare—make that extraordinarily rare and obscure—cancers.Neville has a rare kidney cancer called membranous nephropathy. Following years of dialysis, he was lucky enough to find a donor and receive a transplant, though now he’s currently facing some complications.Depascale has an even rarer cancer, called extra-skeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma. It’s Stage Four and it’s in his bone marrow.Besides the unquantifiable pain and anguish suffered by the two and their loved ones are insurmountable medical bills and an inability to work, not to mention their shortened lifespan.Depascale and Neville, both former employees of Magazine Distributors, Inc. (MDI), who worked at the 100 building and its warehouse from about 1990 till 2002, when the company suddenly moved (employees were told it was the end of their lease; court transcripts reveal General Telephone and Electronics Corp. (GTE), who merged with Verizon in 2000, “assumed” the lease from MDI after purchasing the 140 property in 1999 for contamination remediation efforts and the 70 location in 2004) are literally battling for survival.They’re also fighting for justice.Depascale, his wife Joanne and Neville filed a toxic tort lawsuit against Verizon and its predecessors claiming negligence and liability, among other charges, in Nassau County State Supreme Court in 2007. The case was moved to federal court at the request of the defendants, who argued defense under government contractor immunity law—which protects contractors who perform federal work from lawsuits such as theirs. The jury heard expert testimony from both sides, also learning that an untold number of records relating to the Hicksville site had simply disappeared from GTE/Verizon’s files. Near the end of the trial, the presiding judge in that case, U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler, impaneled an additional two alternate jurors, and according to Neville, ordered that for them to win, the verdict would have to be unanimous.It was, and on Nov. 12, 2009 after just eight days of testimony, the jury issued its verdict, awarding the trio $12 million on the grounds of causation, negligence and damages, finding they got past the federal contractor immunity.That detail of this saga has been reported before—as well as the settlement of a 2002 complaint alleging that nearly 300 Hicksville residents who live near the site developed cancers and related injuries because of it.Unreported is that more than five months after Depascale and Neville’s win, following an appeal by Verizon, Wexler, in the rare instance of a judge going against the will of a jury—ordered the case be retried, on limited grounds, effectively nullifying the award and ultimately, deeming the jury’s verdict a “miscarriage of justice.”They lost that trial—Neville bleeding through his shirt in the courtroom, though restricted to tell the jury that he or Depascale were even ill. They appealed, Verizon filed a cross-appeal, and now the pair is set to present oral arguments for why Wexler’s order for retrial should be overridden and the jury’s award reinstated before the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Jan. 15. Yet it’s not simply reparations for their medical debts that they’re fighting for now.The fate of countless other former residents, former MDI employees and others who’ve worked at the site may literally hang in the balance, since Wexler ordered a stay on another pending class action “medical monitoring” suit that could include innumerable plaintiffs until Depascale and Neville’s appeal has been decided.A Press investigation—part of an ongoing series into how its industrial and military past is affecting the Island’s current-day environment and residents and consisting of the analysis of hundreds of pages of state and federal records, including investigative reports concerning contamination to the soil, air and water at the site, remediation plans, maps, assessments, internal correspondence and thousands of pages of court filings and transcripts, among others—has discovered that GTE, Verizon and state regulators certainly knew or should have known about the site’s contamination years before Neville and Depascale and the hundreds of others who worked along Cantiague Rock Road ever stepped foot there.It reveals a twisted and unconscionable game of pass-the-buck when it comes to informing these workers of even the potential for adverse health effects, a game that continues to this day. What’s absolutely indisputable is that many people living around that site and who’ve worked there have developed horrific cancers. And that some have already died from these.Additionally, the records reveal that despite several state-supervised “voluntary” remediation efforts at the site—the largest conducted by GTE, which one report states included the excavation and removal of at least approximately 100,000 tons of contaminated soil and unearthed, partially filled tanks of radioactive and carcinogenic elements and chemicals—it remains contaminated and its true ramifications on the health and safety of not only Hicksville residents, but all Long Islanders (since we all share drinking water aquifers), may never be known.Neville, a bachelor, self-professed pessimist, horse bettor and the more outspoken of the pair, staked he and Depascale’s odds in court at 60-40 in Verizon’s favor when I first sat down with them six months ago. Recently, those self-ascribed odds have gotten worse. He says 70-30 now, in Verizon’s favor.“You ever feel like punching someone in the face and there’s no one there to punch, you’re that angry?” says Neville of how he felt when he learned what was beneath his workplace. “This is a 60 Minutes episode. This happens to somebody else. This doesn’t happen to me. This is insane.”For Depascale, who has a family to provide for, things have been even worse. Adding even more insult to so much injury, his workman’s compensation claim—which he originally won, is back in court again following two appeals.“Betrayed,” is how he feels. “They should have told us that that place was contaminated. If I knew about it, at least it would have been my choice to be there, not their choice.“It’s been a nightmare since I got sick,” he says.Requests for comment to the plaintiffs’ attorney, Joseph D. Gonzalez, and William H. Pratt, a lead attorney for the defendants in the litigation, went unanswered for this story.
Football fans will be treated to another heavyweight clash in the UEFA Nations League as the Netherlands take on GermanyIt’s been a while since we’ve seen the Netherlands take part in an international competition, four years – since their third-place World Cup finish in 2014.The UEFA Nations League, if nothing else, is technically an international competition, and one with qualification for the European Championships at stake. Both Germany and Netherlands have already taken on current world champions France in UEFA’s brand-new competition, with the latter losing and Germany drawing.While Germany endured pain at the World Cup in Russia, the Netherlands had the summer off having failed to qualify for the quadrennial competition. As a result, 2014 World Cup winners Germany are currently ranked 12th in the FIFA world rankings, while the Netherlands are five lower in 17th.The Netherlands are in somewhat of a transitional period, following the international retirements of two long-term stars Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, and having missed out on the World Cup and Euro 2016, starting life anew under Ronald Koeman.And Germany are in a weird spell of their own following a disastrous World Cup but have kept a large part of their squad from Russia, with the group as a whole trying to figure out the problems.However, after one game each in the Nations League, Germany are in a slightly better position having earned a point against France, while the Netherlands fell in a narrow defeat.After the meeting between the two sides today, the Netherlands face Belgium in a friendly while Germany will have another go at the defending world champions France in the Nations League.Fans of the Oranje hoping for an immediate turnaround under Ronald Koeman will have to be slightly more patient with the Netherlands still some way off from their total football highs.Given his squad selections, it appears Koeman is still trying to work out his best 25 players having given four men their first international call-ups this time around.Although those that have been included fall into the category of ‘exciting prospect’ in the main which is promising for the future.The World Cup was undeniably a disaster for Germany, with the then-defending world champions bowing out at the group stages. And it appears, with Joachim Low still in charge, Die Mannschaft have not quite worked out what is wrong.Against France and Peru, Germany showed signs of the weaknesses exposed in Russia but also glimpses of what once saw them crowned world champions. It is up to Low to find the balance, replacing the stars who are beginning to fall with younger talent hungry to impress.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
And, in the 42 games he has played for FC Barcelona this season, Lionel Messi remained Lionel Messi.There are a number of outstanding candidates for the (formerly) prestigious Ballon d’Or trophy presented by France Football magazine since 1956. With the decision announced Monday to cancel the award for 2020, however, all they’re left with is a cool name.“We did not want to put an indelible asterisk on the prize list like ‘trophy won in exceptional circumstances due to the COVID-19 health crisis,’” France Football said in their statement. “Protecting the credibility and legitimacy of such an award also means ensuring its flawlessness over time.”MORE: How the coronavirus pandemic might change usIn fact, France Football’s action here will have the opposite impact from its intent. Choosing to ignore the accomplishments of so many great players through such a challenging circumstance diminishes the reputation of the awards.It is not the only trophy presented for the top players in world soccer. The FIFA Best Player award was first presented in 2016, after a six-year merger between the FIFA World Player of the Year award and the Ballon d’Or ended. So the Best Player honor does not have the same history, but there’s been no indication from FIFA that it will cancel its awards for 2020.Other sports have seen fit still to present the individual awards players earned. The National Hockey League will present its prestigious awards for performances encompassing its truncated regular season: the Hart Trophy for MVP, the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year, the Vezina Trophy for most outstanding goalie. The NHL has been unveiling the finalists for its major awards during the past week.The National Basketball Association recently announced its awards period will cover from the start of the 2019-20 season until it was suspended March 11, though it will have contending teams finish a regular season and then commence the 2020 playoffs.It might have been a greater challenge for France Football in selecting the top women’s player because the sample sizes generally were smaller, but there were international competitions such as the She Believes Cup and Olympic qualifiers played in 2020, and NWSL is in the final week of its Challenge Cup. Forward Christen Press dominated in the first three months of year with the U.S. Women’s National Team, and Lynn Williams of the North Carolina Courage had a breakout year with her club and the USWNT.France’s Ligue 1 Feminine contested a 16-game season that ended with Lyon as champion. France’s Marie-Antoine Katoto scored 16 goals for Paris Saint-Germain, edging 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hederberg of Lyon for the goal-scoring title. Lyon’s sublime Dzsenifer Marozsan produced 13 assists. Bethany England scored 14 goals in 16 games as Chelsea won the championship of the FA Women’s Super League. Robert Lewandowski played 43 games for Bayern Munich during the 2019-20 season, including six in the UEFA Champions League, and scored 51 goals in all competitions. His production led Bayern to an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title and has them in position to finish the year with three major trophies.Cristiano Ronaldo has 32 goals in 41 games for Juventus, closing in on a Serie A title in Italy and still competing in Champions League. Kylian Mbappe scored 30 goals in 33 games for Paris Saint-German, champions of France’s Ligue 1 and quarterfinalists in the Champions League, which will be completed next month. There were players out there who played great soccer in the time they were allotted. And, in the case of those in the top European men’s leagues and the NWSL, they continued on to play through some of the most trying circumstances of our lifetimes.To suggest the efforts of all these players would “not be worthy” of the Ballon d’Or — that’s how France Football put it — demeans all those who competed before and after the pandemic impacted the sport. And it’s insulting to the intelligence of those who follow the game. The Ballon d’Or no longer is worthy of our attention.It would be fair to say France Football’s condescension has turned the award into the Ballon de Farce.
By Michele J. KuhnRED BANK – A new “boss” is coming to town.It’s the Cake Boss, aka Buddy Valastro. He and his family will be locating the latest branch of their Carlo’s Bakery at 86 Broad St., where Ricky’s Candy, Cones & Chaos had been. The outlet will be the fourth for the104-year Hoboken bakery, which has branches already operating in Ridgewood and Westfield and one planned for Greenwich, Conn.The location of a full-service bakery in Red Bank, where cakes, pastries, cookies and breads will be baked on premises, fits in with the company’s philosophy of locating in thriving, upscale downtowns.“We’re really looking for those great downtowns where we can be part of the community, part of that environment,” said Adam Bourcier, chief brand officer for Carlo’s. “Red Bank is a great walking downtown. Obviously it’s a year-round town that will probably end up being our strongest summer store.“We have no plans to go down the shore, if you will … (Red Bank) is a shore town without being a shore town,” he said. “It has the theater there… There are lots of great restaurants there. It really fits. When you look at Hoboken, Ridgewood, Westfield, a natural extension of that is Red Bank.”Plans call for the 3,400-square foot store to be open “by the holidays” with the best-case scenario being Thanksgiving and worst case by Christmas. Though the manager has not yet been named, Carlo’s expects to employ 25 to 30 people in the new location, Bourcier said.Representatives of the bakery were expected to drop off applications and floor plans to the borough on Thursday, Sept. 26, to obtain the necessary building permits. Because a bakeshop is already a permitted use in the location, no zoning or planning board approvals will be needed, Bourcier said.The store will feature a “cake bar” where customers will be able to see bakers making the sweets that will fill the store’s glass-fronted display counters. “People will be able to see cakes and other baked good and pastries being brought to life right in front of their faces,” he said.The longtime family business really got a boost and a national identity when it was first was featured in the TLC Network show Cake Boss in 2009. The show features Valastro and employees, many of whom are his family members, as they create fanciful and elaborate cakes for special occasions. Since the Cake Boss debuted, Valastro and Carlo’s has been the focus of other television shows and the business has grown to include its Lackawanna Cake Factory, the other downtown outlets and anonline presence where people can order baked good to be delivered across the country. Bourcier said, while the Red Bank location may occasionally appear on Cake Boss, it will not be regularly featured.“It’s still a family owned business…It’s always been a busy bakery. Obviously, since the show premiered in 2009, things have changed, especially at the Hoboken location. It became much more of a tourist-type destination. A lot of people obviously come to New York City, and Hoboken is a 15 or 20 minute PATH ride away,” he said. “Especially during the summer when there are school breaks, we’ll have people there from Australia at times.”Carlo’s also has a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Lines where they now have a bakery on one of the ships that goes out of New York.
It took eight games but a team finally stopped the road warriors from Binghamton.Jed Ortmeyer scored twice as the Houston Aeros rallied from a 1-0 deficit with three third-period goals to edge the Binghamton Senators 3-1 in game one of the 2011 Calder Cup Finals Friday in the Lone Star State.The loss was the first for the Senators since game one of the division semi finals April 14 against Manchester Monarchs.The game was also the last time the B-Sens have been held to one goal.The teams played through a scoreless first period before Bobby Butler notched his 11th marker of the playoffs at 16:17 of the middle frame.Ortmeyer tied the contest early in the third before scoring the eventual game winner five minutes later.Warren Peters added an empty net goal to complete the scoring.Houston out shot the Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate 41-24, including 14-7 in the third period.Game two of the best-of-seven AHL Final goes tonight in Houston before the series shifts for games three and four Wednesday and Friday in Binghamton.Matt Hackett turned aside 23 of 24 shots to edge out Robin Lehner in the Sens nets.Nelson Minor Hockey product Geoff Kinrade, one of the keys to the Binghamton defence, finished the game with a minus-1 rating and no points. [email protected]
Tyler Garcia scored an unassisted marker at three minutes of overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the second straight for the Leafs against the Bruins this season — both one goal victories.Tyler Fyfe scored twice to lead the Leafs. Shayne Pluto scored twice for the Bruins, forcing overtime with late goal in the third period.Nelson out shot the Bruins 32-27 in the game.Joseph Barton earned the win between the pipes for Nelson.The Leafs return to action Sunday afternoon when North Okanagan visits the NDCC Arena for a 2:30 p.m. puck drop.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few bills related to food preparation and dining in the great outdoors are on the move in the Ohio General Assembly.One of the bills, Senate Bill 233, would allow those who produce cottage foods to do so in a firebrick oven on a patio connected to the producer’s residence. According to Ohio law, cottage foods are non-hazardous and are produced in a person’s home. Cottage foods can include, but are not necessarily limited to: bakery products, jams, jellies, candy, and fruit butter. If passed, SB 233 would change the current law, which only allows cottage foods to be prepared in an oven or on a stove inside the cottage food producer’s residence. SB 233 would allow producers to use both an inside oven and an outside firebrick oven. The bill is currently being debated in the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee.Two identical bills concerning dogs on restaurant patios are working their way through the two houses of the General Assembly—House Bill 263 and SB 182. The bills would prohibit state agencies and local boards of health from adopting rules banning dogs “in an outdoor dining area of a retail food establishment or food service operation.” Even though the government would not be able to ban dogs in those areas, the bills would allow individual restaurants to decide to keep dogs out of their outdoor areas, with the exception of service dogs. HB 263 is being considered in the House Economic Development, Commerce & Labor Committee. SB 182 is currently being discussed in the Senate Health, Human Services & Medicaid Committee.Will cottage food producers be able to make tasty treats in firebrick ovens? Will your canine companion generally be allowed to accompany you on restaurant patios throughout Ohio? Stay tuned to the Ag Law Blog for any updates on these bills.
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “There was a lot of frustration because the players felt they gave everything to win the game,” said Napa.“But we reminded them to stay positive and get the win against St. Benilde.”Napa said he couldn’t care less with the way San Sebastian and Arellano are playing at this point of the season.Remaining gamesArellano will still play last-placed Mapua (4-13), while San Sebastian has Perpetual Help for its last elimination round game.“Our focus is how to play better,” Napa said.“Of course, we hope that the other results go our way, but we know we have to get the job done to stand a chance.”The Knights are hoping to draw a better performance from Rey Nambatac, while hoping to continue getting a superb effort from Bong Quinto, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Lions.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Letran seeks to assure itself of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth when it battles St. Benilde on Tuesday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.A victory by the Knights in the 4 p.m. clash with the Blazers will keep their postseason hopes alive regardless of the results of Arellano University and San Sebastian College’s remaining games.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Mondilla-Seo leads Nat’l Pro-Am roster Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City In the first game at 2 p.m., Emilio Aguinaldo College (6-11) and Perpetual Help (4-12) clash in a battle of teams already out of contention.The Generals are looking to finish the season on a high note, after fading in the second round, where they won just twice in eight games.Despite getting MVP-like numbers from Prince Eze, the Altas are poised to finish with their lowest win total in five seasons. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Three teams—Letran, Arellano and San Sebastian—are locked in a tie for the last Final Four berth with identical 8-9 records.Unbeaten Lyceum (17-0), defending champion San Beda College (16-1) and Jose Rizal U (11-7) have already punched their tickets to the postseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s an important game because it will decide our fate,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa.Crucial defeatThe Knights could have avoided the complicated scenario with a win over fierce rival San Beda on Friday, but they were stopped in their tracks by the Red Lions, 68-73. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES