San Miguel reclaims lead

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Ancajas destroys foe 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 LATEST STORIES Manuel finished with a game-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds coming off the bench.Guards JV Casio and Chris Banchero scored 16 apiece, with Casio making 5-of-10 attempts from beyond the arc.Calvin Abueva completed a double-double with 12 points and the same number of boards as the former Rookie of the Year celebrated his 30th birthday in style.“We’re so fortunate to come away with this,” said Alaska coach Alex Compton as Alaska battled back from 62-75 in the third period. “Hats off to the players. They didn’t give up.”The Aces stormed back in the payoff period, capped by an Abueva pass to Kevin Racal for an undergoal stab that made it 92-91 with 61 seconds to go.—WITH REPORTS FROM RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA IMAGESPlaying steadier when the game was truly on the line, San Miguel Beer bounced back from its first loss of the season to reclaim the solo lead in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations.Chico Lanete hit the triple that climaxed what was a game-long fightback by the Beermen with 1:29 left as San Miguel scored a 77-76 nipping of Magnolia on Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson June Mar Fajardo hit three free throws inside the final 56.3 seconds and the Beermen pounced on numerous misses by the Hotshots to improve to 6-1 and put behind a bitter 100-96 loss to Barangay Ginebra last Sunday.It was the first loss in five games and the second in eight overall for the Hotshots, who fell into a second-place tie with Alaska, which gutted out a 105-98 win over GlobalPort in the first game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Aces rallied from 13 points down in the third quarter to force extension before Vic Manuel scored seven of Alaska’s last nine points that keyed their sixth straight win.Alaska rose to 6-2 overall and dealt the Batang Pier their fourth loss in seven games as the Aces remained in pursuit of the leaders with jockeying for the top two spots in the playoffs still a wide open affair. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA D-League: St. Clare-Virtuality dominates Go for Gold-CSB Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Andray Blatche filled up the stat sheets for Gilas with 17 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and two steals while Marcio Lassiter had 14 points on 4-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc.Paul Lee added 13 points and seven rebounds with Jayson Castro and Japeth Aguilar adding 11 and 10 points, respectively.Erfan Ali Saeed led the Qataris with 10 points and eight boards.Qatar holds a 2-9 record and is at the bottom of the standings in Group F.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines kept its flickering Fiba World Cup bid hopes alive after demolishing Qatar, 84-46 in the sixth window of Asian Qualifiers early Friday at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gilas Pilpinas improved to a 6-5 record to get to the fourth seed of Group F, stopping its two-game skid with a game left in its schedule in the final window of the qualifying round.The Filipinos’ chance of making it to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup are slim at best since they have to get a better record than Group E no.4 team Lebanon, which owns a 6-4 record as of posting. They face Kazakhstan on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNonetheless, Gilas made sure the win against the Qataris was a memorable one especially with a gallery full of overseas Filipino workers and their families, displaying a master class in both offense and defense.Already holding a commanding 31-21 lead heading into the break, the Philippines cranked up the ante and went on a 31-9 scoring tear in the third quarter to build a 62-30 wall after Marcio Lassiter’s foul line trip with nine seconds left. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Fisherman slapped with murder charge

first_imgA fisherman appeared on Wednesday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the capital offence of murder.James Fraser, also known as “Damo” of Garnett Street, Georgetown, is accused of killing Ceon Rodney, called George, on April 25, 2019 at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown.The father of two was not required to plead to the charge.The 21-year-old man was represented by Attorney-at-Law George Thomas, who told the court his client did not shoot Rodney and he was not in possession of a gun. He further stated that his client ran in a northerly direction when he heard the gunshots and rendered assistance to the injured man, taking him to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he gave Police Officers a statement.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court on April 25 about 09:00h the now deceased man and another man had a misunderstanding. As Rodney was walking along Norton Street, on the northern side of the road, he was confronted by Fraser, along with two other men, who exited a tinted white motor vehicle and an argument ensued. The three men then pulled out their weapons and fired several rounds at Rodney, which hit his left foot. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.The accused was remanded and the case was scheduled to continue on May 21, 2019.last_img read more

GuySuCo’s $30B bond interest rate pegged at 4.75%

first_img…thousands of acres of prime land earmarked to be sold to cover bondBy Michael YoungeGuyana will have to pay approximately 4.75 per cent interest on the whopping $30 billion bond it secured recently to revitalise the operations of the three estates which fall under the management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) or all of the assets and companies owned by the National Industrial, Commercial and Investment Limited (NICIL) could be lost.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoA source close to the Finance Ministry told Guyana Times on Sunday that while the interest rates secured would appear to be very favourable, the implications of failing to consistently repay the bond and related interest rates would be dire.“This is a very serious undertaking and Guyanese must watch closely at the consequences for [Special Purpose Unit] SPU/NICIL, GuySuCo and the country if Guyana defaults on its payments to those local and regional commercial entities that granted the $30 billion bond,” the source emphasised.When questioned during an exclusive interview on the repayment of the bond by GuySuCo, Board Chairman Colvis Heath-London insisted that the SPU and GuySuCo were committed to ensuring that all the necessary repayments were made and strict adherence to financial best practices were followed within GuySuCo to ensure that there was no wastage of revenues secured by the sugar company from its ongoing operations.GuySuCo Board Chairman Colvis Heath-LondonHeath-London declined to reveal the actual rate at which the bond was given to Guyana, but reassured stakeholders that a plan was in place for repaying the monies.But the source close to the SPU revealed that GuySuCo, with the financial advice of NICIL and the SPU, would embark on a process that could see the company selling some $3 billion worth of spare parts that were currently lying in its storage bond.Also, a proposal has been made to secure another $10 million by selling scrap metal sourced from around the company’s East Demerara Estates.This publication was told that over the next few months, GuySuCo would embark on the process of selling prime real estate which were not being utilised. Some 4600 acres would be up for grabs. From that alone, the SPU and GuySuCo hoped to garner a whopping $50 billion if sold at different intervals.Further, the Unit could seek to secure some $265 million by selling the lands in and around the Wales Estate owned by GuySuCo.Efforts by this newspaper on Sunday to confirm whether or not, GuySuCo and the SPU were seriously considering taking the aforementioned measures in order to pay back the bond were futile, as calls and texts to the GuySuCo Chairman’s mobile phone went unanswered.TransformationHeath-London had recently confirmed that over the next few months, special emphasis would be placed on transforming GuySuCo’s economic misfortune into a situation where it was a fully self-sufficient, viable and competitive enterprise.He had disclosed that the Ministries of Finance and Agriculture and all of the related industry partners were fully on board with the new Board of Directors’ vision for a new value-added industry and modernised company.GuySuCo Rose Hall EstateHeath-London, who is also NICIL’s Chief Executive Officer, explained that when the restructuring plans were at a mature stage, then the real benefits would be realised to ensure GuySuCo’s modernisation and return to profitability.He spoke about the sale of prime GuySuCo lands around the country and the new approaches that were being employed by his technical officers.Since his announcement of the bond, concerns have been raised about Government’s vision for the industry and the genuineness of its actions thus far since that very $30 billion could have gone into restructuring the industry while keeping all of the estates open and GuySuCo’s workforce employed and engaged.On Saturday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo expressed much concern over this development and the decision by the Government to borrow some US$900 million from the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB).The trained economist and former President referred to the plan as a failed approach to national economic management, and pointed out that the sum was almost equivalent to Guyana’s total external debt of $236 billion by 2015.“The shocking revelation … is serious cause for concern,” he stated. “We had, however, predicted this. The massive growth in the size of the national budgets, primarily on consumption, could not be financed by the hefty increase in taxation; so this hopelessly misguided [A Partnership for National Unity] APNU Government had to resort to large-scale borrowing.”He added that this failed approach to national economic management was tried in the past and it led to a bankrupt country and resulted in devastating consequences for Guyanese.“I am sure everyone would recall that the external debt was over 900 per cent of [Gross Domestic Product] GDP in 1992, which was reduced to 36 per cent of GDP in 2015. They plan to double it again within five years.”According to Jagdeo, borrowing monies without feasibility studies, vision or plans will not solve Guyana’s economic woes. He expressed fears that this would have a long-term effect on the wellbeing of current and future generations of Guyanese.It was announced that the IsDB has, for the period 2018 to 2020, committed to providing Guyana with financial and technical assistance to the tune of US$900 million. This, it was made known, would be directed into the country’s key development areas to assist with its plans for continued social and economic development.This disclosure was made by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his address at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the IsDB Group in Tunisia. According to the Minister, this money will aid Government’s plans in a meaningful way, as it would give direct support to several Government programmes in many developmental areas.last_img read more

Fire destroys home in Chetwynd Rodeo Grounds

first_imgLuckily, no one was home at the time, but the home was eventually destroyed by the blaze. 19 firefighters attended for the three hours it took to put it out, and the Fire Department was assisted by FortisBC and B.C. Hydro, as well as B.C. Ambulance Service. Fire Chief Leo Sabulsky says an investigation into the fire’s cause is forthcoming.- Advertisement –last_img

Delgado out with a hip injury

first_imgDevil Rays: Outfielder Carl Crawford was suspended for two games and fined by the commissioner’s office after he was ejected earlier this week. Yankees: Roger Clemens received a cortisone injection in his sore right elbow. The pitcher was examined in Houston by Astros team physician Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Anytime it’s one of your big guys, you get concerned,” Randolph said. The test results were announced as the Mets headed for the airport following a 7-0 loss to the Reds on Wednesday. They could play Shawn Green, Marlon Anderson and Jeff Conine, who was obtained from the Reds in a trade last month, at first base while Delgado heals. Around the leagues Orioles: The team purchased the contract of pitcher Rob Bell from triple-A Norfolk. Baltimore also gave right-hander Paul Shuey his outright release after he cleared waivers. Rangers: The team purchased the contract of right-hander Luis Mendoza from double-A Frisco. The Rangers also transferred reliever Akinori Otsuka from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. From news services Carlos Delgado will be sidelined for a week to 10 days with a strained muscle in his right hip, a significant blow to the New York Mets as they try to protect first place in the NL East. The slugging first baseman hurt himself on an awkward swing during an 11-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Mets manager Willie Randolph and a trainer came out to check on Delgado, who stayed in the game and struck out. He was sent back to New York for an MRI exam Wednesday that detected a strained right hip flexor. last_img read more

Christmas schedule

first_imgGOVERNMENT: Federal, state, county and city offices, courts, libraries and animal shelters will be closed. MAIL: The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail. SCHOOLS: Schools will be closed. TRANSIT: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles will run on a Sunday schedule. Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Ventura County Dial-a-Route buses and Metrolink trains will not run. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBANKS: Banks and financial markets will be closed. TRASH: Trash pickup will be delayed a day in Los Angeles and Glendale. Pickup will be on a regular schedule in Burbank. STORES: Malls will be closed. Some supermarkets could be open for limited hours.last_img read more


first_imgRosses ACThe annual club AGM took place on Wednesday 28th November in the hall in Mullaghduff. There was a large attendance with many topics discussed and plans put in place for the coming year. The following committee was elected: Chairperson: Ita Gallagher, Vice Chairperson: Mark Nicholas, Secretary: Timmi Donald, Assistant Secretary: Anna Donald, Joint Treasurers: Greta Boyle, Elise Gillespie, P.R.O: Michael Logue, Club Captain: Aidan Gillespie, Ladies Captain/Fit4Life Coordinator: Elise Gillespie. The Viking House has been provisionally booked for Friday 14th December for the clubs social and awards night. This night is open to all adults involved in the club – parents, athletes, coaches, etc. including partners and friends. We need provisional numbers immediately so please text Ita or let a committee member know if you think you might be coming along and how many with you. For the diaries, the Naomh Mhuire club are organising a 5k from the clubhouse at the Banks on Boxing day which is a family event for walkers, joggers and runners which will be followed by a club 5k Spring series of three races in the new year with dates to be confirmed.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Rosses AC noteslast_img read more


first_imgPort Arthur beach near Gaoth Dobhair which is being treated like a dump-site.A Donegal community is up in arms after visitors treated a local camping area like a dump site.For many years a common area near Port Arthur Beach in Gaoth Dobhair has been used as an unofficial camping area.People with caravans and campervans and tents have been using the commonage in the summer months. However in recent weeks the area has suffered from illegal dumping with human waste and even portable toilets being dumped in a nearby quarry.Now a meeting of local residents has been called for Tuesday next at 8pm at the Gweedore Utd FC Clubhouse.Some fed-up locals are now calling for a ban on camping in the area because of the littering.“This just can’t go on. The place has been left like a pig-sty. “This is not an official camp site but a lot of people don’t mind it as long as it is kept clean.“Something has to be done or we will have to stop the camping on it altogether,” said one annoyed local. OUTRAGE AS HUMAN WASTE AND PORTABLE TOILETS DUMPED IN CAMPING AREA was last modified: July 19th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gaoth DobhairlitterPort Arthurlast_img read more

Making finals will be tougher

first_img “We know we have to run hard (Saturday), but we’ve been training all year as if we’re going to state,” Johnstone said. Heisman hopefuls: Johnstone and Canyon High’s Brenda Cohen were among 10 female state finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman. “I never thought I’d get that far,” said Johnstone, who was nominated by the school’s athletic director. “I didn’t even know about it until one of my teachers told me they read about it online.” She wants to become a pediatric emergency doctor. Johnstone has a 4.3 grade-point average and volunteers in the emergency room at Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital. Saugus’ No. 3 runner is debating running in college, or focusing on her demanding studies. “She’s been a steady presence,” Standley said. “She’s never seen herself as just a high-school student. She always has these big ideas.” Cohen takes cross-country, which counts as a class, for a pass/fail grade because even an ‘A’ would lower her GPA. She’s carried a 5.0 GPA, on a four-point scale, for more than a year because of her honors and Advanced Placement courses, according to Canyon coach Dave DeLong. Cohen would definitely get top marks in running if she wanted to earn a grade. Cohen finished second at the Foothill League finals last week, leading Canyon to victory. Snap the streak: The Hart High boys’ team has already ended two droughts this season, winning its first league title and having its first individual champion since 1995. Hart will try to end another 10-year streak on Saturday by advancing to next week’s Southern Section Div. I final. The other three area teams running in Saturday’s prelims – the Canyon High boys and girls and Saugus High girls – all advanced to last year’s section final. Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Saugus High girls’ cross-country team will have to sweat out some tense moments if it runs today like it did at last year’s Southern Section Div. I prelims. The Centurions finished fourth in their heat at the 2004 prelims at Mt. San Antonio College. That automatically qualified them for the section final, where they finished 10th. This year, a fourth-place finish in a preliminary heat doesn’t guarantee a team will advance in the postseason. That’s because the Southern Section Div. I finals field has been reduced by two teams – from 16 to 14 – this year. Now the top three teams in each of four heats qualify for the final, as do the two teams posting the best aggregate time among teams that finished worse than third in their heat. Half of the 16-team Div. I and II finals run since 2000 have resulted in a restart because of a runner falling. Only 11 percent of the 13-team Div. III, IV and IV finals during that time period have been restarted, according to editor Richard Gonzalez. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I don’t think (the change) was necessary,” Saugus High coach Christian Standley said. “You look at how many teams they pack on that airstrip during the invitational. Sometimes falling is a part of sports.” Sixteen teams competed in some races at this year’s Mt. SAC Invitational, despite safety concerns at next week’s sectional finals. Standley’s team still would have qualified for last year’s final under the new rules. The Centurions tied for the fastest team time among squads finishing outside the top three of their heat. The new rule could cause some agonizing near misses, which are always a possibility at qualifying races. The Rio Mesa High of Oxnard girls qualified for last year’s Div. II final. Under the new rules, they would have missed out by 17 seconds, less than four seconds per scoring runner. Saugus High senior Chelsea Johnstone, facing her final opportunity to run in the state meet, isn’t concerned with the rule change. last_img read more