Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Los Angeles Sparks a win away from repeating as WNBA champs Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University picked up a big win after blowing out University of the Philippines, 78-59, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws streaked to its third straight win for a 4-2 record to move up to solo third while the Fighting Maroons dropped to fourth with a 3-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City With that in mind, the Tamaraws held the Fighting Maroons to just four triples and 31 percent shooting (23-of-73) from the field.Ron Dennison, who hounded Paul Desiderio throughout the game, led FEU with 16 points to go along with seven rebounds.Richard Escoto added 12 points to the Tamaraws’ cause while Prince Orizu had eight points 14 rebounds, and two blocks.Ibrahim Ouattara paced UP with 17 points, 13 boards, and two blocks while rookie Juan Gomez De Liaño added 16 points.After finishing with a career-high 30 points against the Green Archers, Desiderio struggled, converting four of his 12 field goal attempts for nine points.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8003:43UAAP Season 80 Preview: FEU Tamaraws01:37Protesters 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 After UP staged a quick 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 10, 58-48, the Tamaraws pulled all the stops and unleashed a brutal 16-0 counter with Jasper Parker capping it off with a corner triple for a 74-48 lead with 2:50 left.FEU head coach Olsen Racela said the offense wasn’t the first thing they thought of to repel UP’s scoring splurge, but a well-executed defensive plan.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“I always tell them that when a team makes a run, we should focus on stops and normally when a team goes on a run they want to score immediately,” said Racela. “So we focused on stops, and it’s a good thing they responded.”FEU was aware of its opponent’s hot shooting, something the Fighting Maroons displayed in a stunning victory over defending champion La Salle in a game where they put up 16 three-pointers. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
LATEST STORIES Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president The Blue Eagles can wrap up the series with a win in Game 2 on Saturday.NU stormed with a first-set win anchored on Santiago, who was scoring at will against FEU, which was trying to find the right combination with the absence of team captain Bernadeth Pons.FEU, which struggled against Adamson to make the finals, found its stride in the second set with 10 service aces—including three straight by Jeanette Villareal—to complete its fight back from a 14-19 deficit in the frame.The Lady Tamaraws managed to save two match points but they committed back-to-back turnovers down the line.But the Lady Bulldogs put things in working order in the next set with Risa Sato, Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh serving as perfect foils for Santiago, which sent the Lady Tamaraws’ defenses in disarray.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pascua admits Lady Tamaraws lacked ‘killer instinct’ in Game 1 loss Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Earlier, Arellano University moved closer to third place in women’s division after crushing Adamson University, 25-23, 26-24, 25-14. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary With Jaja Santiago serving as its powerful engine, the National University freight train arrived one stop away from the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference women’s title Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The 6-foot-5 national team mainstay was an unstoppable force with 23 points as NU steamrolled over Far Eastern University, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, in Game 1 of the best-of-three finals series at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, unbeaten so far in eight matches, can sweep their way to the title on Saturday.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 shutoutIn men’s action, Gian Glorioso and Marck Espejo provided the spark for Ateneo as it repulsed Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, to come within a win of claiming the title.Glorioso scored 15 points, while four-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Espejo accounted for 14 points aside from 12 excellent receptions and five digs.
QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:37Protesters 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 Pumaren thinks also-ran UE ‘could’ve done more’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion And head coach Bo Perasol wants his players to be aware of their history as they fight for their spot in the Final Four.“We haven’t been here, we were never part of this, we’re not used to this kind of situation,” said Perasol in Filipino after UP lost an all-important game to Adamson University 86-70 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.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“The important thing is we have to be conscious, we have to be aware of what’s happening.”UP slipped to fifth with a 5-7 record, a full game behind fourth-running Far Eastern University (6-6). The Fighting Maroons will now have to sweep their remaining two games and hope the Tamaraws split their last couple of matches to make the semis.“We have to learn from the remaining two games we have, these games are crucial for us,” said Perasol. “We now have to play with pressure because there is so much at stake.”And Perasol not only looked at his current team with how they performed this Season 80, but to the future versions of the Fighting Maroons.“Whatever we learn this season, we can share that to the future teams that this is how we did it.”ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe Final Four, for the longest time, has been elusive to University of the Philippines.The Fighting Maroons’ last appearance in the big dance was in 1997 when Paolo Mendoza still led the team. ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Alas proves Guiao right with barrage of treys en route to career game Adamson University head coach Air Padda just stirred the fire that burns inside University of Santo Tomas’ volatile hitter Cherry Rondina.ADVERTISEMENT Padda showed her admiration for Rondina on Wednesday when the Lady Falcons beat University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament but she also shared her observation regarding UST’s reliance on the 21-year-old hitter.“She’s a fireball, I love her energy. When I talk about killer instinct, beast mode, she’s probably the perfect exampleof that right now,” said Padda. “But, you know, one player can’t win games, you can’t do that by yourself.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRondina took note of Padda’s observations, and she responded in one way she does well as she scored 22 points in UST’s sweep of Adamson, 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.And it wasn’t just Rondina, who did the damage for UST as Dimdim Pacres, who became the team’s second option with rookie Milena Alessandrini sidelined due to a shoulder injury, had 13 points and Carla Sandova adding nine. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments MOST READ “We saw the video and I told my teammates, ‘are we going to allow that?’” said Rondina in Filipino. “We have to play as a team, have that whole team effort and don’t let anyone say anything about UST.”The Golden Tigresses’ win saw them improve to 2-2 and are now tied with the Lady Falcons, Ateneo, and Far Eastern University at the third spot.Rondina added the win is a confidence booster for them especially that they haven’t racked up a win streak this season.“This will really boost our confidence, and this is also for my teammates because now we know that we can win like this as long as we play correctly,” said Rondina.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
Jocemer Tapic’s service ace capped off Air Force’s elimination round campaign while also sending the Lady Falcons to their sixth loss in seven games.Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez said their three-set win over the Lady Falcons was of utmost importance as they enter the semifinals of the Open Conference, an achievement of some sort considering they finished 2-8 in the Reinforced Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is very important for us and we use our previous standing as an inspiration because we were dead last the previous conference,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “So we really pushed ourselves to enter the Final Four.”“My players are confident and I always tell them to never doubt themselves.” DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 14 points while receiving ample support from Joy Cases and Tapic who both finished with 10 points.Jema Galanza carried the Lady Falcons as she finished with 14 points while the next best offensive output was from Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz who had six points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Air Force shot down Adamson University in just three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, in its final preliminary game in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers will glide to the Final Four with a 5-2 record and will wait for the result of the game between league-leaders Creamline and Pocari Sweat to see what seed they’ll end up in.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ
Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor aren’t just fighting for money in the boxing spectacle of the summer.The winner also gets The Money Belt.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Perlas’ bid for gold ends in loss to Malaysia MOST READ LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side The World Boxing Council has created a special prize for this weekend’s 154-pound showdown, which isn’t actually for any real WBC championship.Instead, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman on Wednesday revealed the gloriously blingy Money Belt, which is studded with 3,360 diamonds, 600 sapphires, 300 emeralds and 1 1/2 kilograms of 24-karat gold on green Italian alligator leather.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSulaiman grinningly showed off the Money Belt and Mayweather posed for photos with it after a news conference for Saturday’s show.The WBC also created a similarly shiny monstrosity for Mayweather’s 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather was a longtime WBC champion before his retirement. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
South Africa were batting on 52/2 in their second essay against India at close on Day 3 of the third and final Test in Cape Town on Tuesday. SCOREHarbhajan Singh accounted for skipper Graeme Smith and then sent back night watchman Paul Harris on zero.Earlier, India put on 364 on board in response to South Africa’s first innings total of 362.The day belonged to Sachin Tendulkar even though South African Dale Styen finished with a five-wicket haul.The batting maestro spanned his innings across three sessions to put an impressive 146 on board. On the way he scored his 51st Test century as the rest of the batting line-up revolved around him.First he farmed a 176-run third-wicket partnership with Gautam Gambhir – the highest in the match and towards the end got busy with another stand with Harbhajan Singh (40) putting 76 runs for the seventh wicket.Gambhir, who was batting with gumption, fell seven runs short of a century when left-arm spinner Paul Harris bowling intelligently pitched the ball on the rough to get the desired result. An edge of Gambhir’s bat was snapped up by Mark Boucher behind the stumps.Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is usually high on confidence. And post his back-to-back centuries against the New Zealanders last year, it has risen a notch higher in terms of batting. He tried to live up to his reputation and even managed a fine 40 board.The end result – India crossed South Africa’s first innings total of 362 by two runs, a namesake lead, but for some a psychological edge.advertisementDrawing a comparison, Sachin Tendulkar did for India what Jacques Kallis had done for South Africa in their innings. Cultivate partnerships even as the bowlers went for the kill.In India’s case it was S. Sreesanth, who probed Kallis and today it was Steyn who played the part. They both finished with five-wicket hauls but failed to nail their men.While Zaheer Khan accounted for Kallis, Morne Morkel took the Indian maestro’s wicket.A tired Sachin fell to Morkel’s express pace. A delayed response saw him witness Morkel’s killer brush past his bat and crash into his off stump.No sooner did that happened that, the India’s tail emerged.But Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth ensured India cross the Proteas total. Zaheer scored 23 hitting two sixes and a four before falling to Morkel.
Punjab beat IPL-4 leaders Mumbai by 76 runs during an IPL match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. Score | PhotosThe 164-run target proved too be a tough one for the visitors as they bundled were out for a paltry 87 against a charged-up Punjab side.Mumbai opener Aiden Blizzard got off to the start he is known for – a quick-fire one. He hit three boundaries in a row as Mumbai completed the first over with 12 runs on board.But Punjab medium-pacer Praveen Kumar had other plans. In the third over he cut short Mumbai’s charge by scalping captain Sachin Tendulkar cheaply with Shaun Marsh performing the final honours at backward point. Mumbai lost Sachin on 19.That wicket set the pace for things to come as soon Mumbai were looking in trouble with 27/3 on board. Bipul Sharma scalped Rohit Sharma and Praveen Kumar struck again to get rid of Aiden Blizzard on 15.And within minutes Mumbai lost more wickets as Punjab bowlers pressed further.Aussie big-hitter Andrew Symonds was the next man to fall, run out in the eight over. Ambati Rayudu, T Suman and Harbhajan Singh – all fell cheaply as Punjab players began celebrating even before team had actually won the match.West Indian Kieron Pollard tried to raise the tempo of the game but ended up getting caught in the deep by Shaun Marsh off left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt’s ball in the 13th over,And Punjab wrapped up the Mumbai tail in the 13th over to emerge winners by a good 76-run margin.advertisementPunjab inningsShaun Marsh and Adam Gilchrist put on 70 runs for the second wicket as Punjab scored a competitive 163/8 in this 54 IPL match of the season.Earlier, Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and elected to field in the 54th IPL match of the season.Mumbai got an early wicket when Punjab opener Paul Valthaty tried to pull Munaf Patel towards the long-on boundary. The required elevation was absent and Aiden Blizzard pouched the ball neatly to dismiss him on 14. Punjab lost their first wicket on 22.Post the early loss, captain Adam Gilchrist and his Aussie countryman Shaun Marsh got going with a partnership. Soon the two began to smash boundaries and over the fence shots milking the opposition bowlers.The two had jointly increased the Punjab total by 70 runs, when Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar decided to bring in the lethal Sri Lankan ‘slinger’ Lasith Malinga into the attack.Malinga didn’t disappoint his skipper either. On the fourth ball of the 11th over, he broke the Aussie partnership that was becoming rather tough for Mumbai to handle. A bouncer took the edge of Glichrist’s bat even when he was uncertain if he wanted to touch it or leave it. The edge was nicely taken by gloves-man Amabti Rayudu and he fell for 28.By now Punjab run rate was hovering around eight an over and Marsh decided to increase it even further. In the 16th over the left-hander whacked the ball towards the long on boundary but an awesome catch from Kieron Pollard, who took it diving, saw him go back on 43. Punjab lost their third wicket on 128/3.Munaf hadn’t finished as yet and the last ball of the over saw another Punjab wicket fall. And another Aussie, David Hussey was seen walking back towards the dugout on a duck. Punjab were 129/4 in 16 overs post his fall.An over later, Mandeep Singh ended up getting run out on 8 and Punjab lost their fifth wicket on 145/5.Mumbai were now busy clawing their way back into the game. A couple of more wickets and Mumbai had managed to restrict Punjab, who at one stage were running away towards a massive total.Munaf got rid of Dinesh Karthik and Ryan Harris in the 19th over and Malinga got the better of Praveen Kumar in the last over as the Punjab innings came to an end on 163/8.
Indian-American Sunita Williams, a record-setting astronaut who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station for six months in 2006, is all set for her second space odyssey.46-year-old Williams is scheduled to take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8.40 am (8.10 am IST) on Sunday with Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA said.The three crew members will join the Expedition 32 crew aboard the International Space Station when their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft docks to the orbiting complex on Tuesday.According to NASA, Williams, a flight engineer, and her colleagues will be aboard the station during an exceptionally busy period that includes two spacewalks, the arrival of Japanese, US commercial and Russian resupply vehicles, and an increasingly faster pace of scientific research.Williams, whose father hailed from Gujarat, was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1998. She was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and then joined Expedition 15. She holds the record of the longest spaceflight (195 days) for woman space travellers.She received a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1995.In the space, Williams, who will become commander of Expedition 33, and her team of astronauts plan an orbital sporting event to mark the Summer Olympics in London.”I’m just looking forward to seeing the full capability of the space station, it’s an experiment, not only the things that we’re doing inside but also all the engineering that has gone into allowing us to dock new vehicles, do space walks, Russian and US. So, it’s a pretty complicated vehicle now and I’m looking forward to being part of it,” Williams said recently.advertisementMeanwhile, in orbit high above the Earth, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba focused on cleaning the exhaust and intake ducts of the Starboard Crew Quarters yesterday to prepare them for the arrival of new crewmates, NASA said.Acaba also swapped out batteries on the Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) camera in the Window Observational Research Facility inside the Destiny laboratory.EarthKAM is a student-operated photography experiment that allows middle school students to programme a digital camera aboard the station to photograph a variety of geographical targets for study in the classroom.Over the weekend, the station residents, besides continuing preparations for the arrival of their crewmates and performing some regular maintenance duties, will enjoy some off-duty time and have an opportunity to speak with family members, NASA said.
South Korean company Samsung has confirmed the reports about launching the successor to the Note at the company’s IFA press conference. The company’s spokesperson on Thursday confirmed the sequel to the Galaxy Note – widely tipped to the called the Galaxy Note 2 – will be announced just before European trade show IFA.”We plan to unveil the next Galaxy Note at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in Berlin on August 29,” the Samsung spokesperson said.The spokesperson avoided to divulge the details, but the Note 2 is rumoured to have a 5.5-inch screen, up from the 5.3-inches seen on the current Galaxy Note, along with a faster processor and improved camera.Several gudget websites including www.gottabemobile.com and www.mobot.net have earlier claimed about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.One website has also claimed that the Note’s screen’s resolution would be 1280X720 which means it will sport HD resolution, something that its predecessor did not have on board. About other specifications, it is guessed that it may have a quad-core Exynos processor and the Exynos 4412.Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likely to be powered by the same quad-core processor which comes with Galaxy S3 – the Exynos 4 Quad. The reports also added that Galaxy Note 2 will be shipped with the latest Android 4.1 OS.