Maroons nail 4th straight victory

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Javi fired 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting while Desiderio finished with  16 points, eight-rebound and four assists.Juan was out with an ankle sprain while Akhuetie, although in uniform, was not fielded in.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownWill Gozum and Jun Manzo also added 12 points each for UP, which opened Group A with three losses.JP Maguliano posted 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Generals, still winless in five starts. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In another Group A duel, University of the East notched a second win after dealing Mapua a 92-84 defeat and a first loss in five games while Adamson improved to 4-1 in Group B with a  74-67 win over Jose Rizal University, which dropped to 0-7.FIRST GAMEADAMSON 74—Sarr 16, Manganti 9, Magbuhos 7, Espeleta 7, Catapusan 7, Lastimosa 6, Camacho 6, Colonia 5, Mojica 5, Ahanmisi 4, Zaldivar 2, Bernardo 0JRU 67—Mendoza 12, Dela Virgen 12, Padua 11, Silvarez 4, Estrella 4, Dela Rosa 3, Mallari 3, David 3, Ramos 2, Bordon 2, Steinl 2, Esquerra 1, De Guzman 0.Quarters: 26-12, 31-31, 54-46, 74-67ADVERTISEMENT University of the Philippines stretched its winning run to four as it dispatched winless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 83-70, on Monday in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup.Javi Gomez de Liano and Paul Desiderio stepped up in the absence of Javi’s younger brother, Juan, and Bright Akhuetie to improve the Fighting Maroons’ record to 4-3 at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Masters champ heads Riviera tilt Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Nigel Hughes resigns as AFC Chariman

first_imgAttorney Nigel Hughes has resigned from his post as Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC) after itNigel Hughesreleased a cutting statement, calling for the powers of State Minister Joseph Harmon to be reduced.During an interview with Guyana Times on Monday evening, Hughes confirmed that he had indeed submitted his resignation to the party’s leadership.He said he will be releasing a statement today, explaining the reasons for his resignation.Hughes has been with the AFC since July 2011 and was elected as chairman on August 4, 2012.Hughes’ wife, Cathy Hughes, currently serves as Public Telecommunications Minister within the A Partnership for National Unity/AFC coalition government.Meanwhile, contacted for a comment on the matter, AFC General Secretary David Patterson repeatedly told this newspaper to carry whatever it wants.last_img read more

Few new clues in death of Norwalk man

first_img“Until we get more information, the cause of death is undetermined,” he said. Alvarado’s death hasn’t been classified as a homicide or an accident. “We don’t know. We’re trying to determine the circumstances,” said Detective Donna Cheek of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. She didn’t want to release additional details about the case. However, Cheek did say that Alvarado was last seen by relatives on a weekend but wouldn’t say what date. His body, mistaken for a burned mannequin, turned up Feb. 4 on the side of Turnbull Canyon Road, south of Blue Sky Road in Hacienda Heights. How a Norwalk man died, and who set his body on fire and then left it on a winding Hacienda Heights road earlier this year remains a mystery. The county Coroner’s Office could not pinpoint what killed Jose David Alvarado. But the coroner’s report showed the 47-year-old had alcohol and cocaine in his blood, sustained injuries to his face and suffered from heart disease. The report listed coronary artery disease, cocaine and alcohol use and traumatic facial injuries as other conditions contributing but not related to the cause of death. The toxicology test showed significant levels of alcohol and cocaine. However, the amounts were insufficient by themselves to be the cause of death, said Craig Harvey, spokesman for the Coroner’s Office. At 3 a.m., a passing motorist told firefighters there was a fire up the road from their fire station. Firefighters used water and foam to put out what they thought was a burning mannequin and then requested county public works employees to haul the debris away. The next day, the workers took a closer look at the mannequin, saw blood leaking from it and realized it was a charred body. Coroner’s investigators discovered remnants of clothing, a charred shoe and parts of a burned left shoe, according to the report. The body wasn’t clothed, although fragments of burned underwear were found at the left knee. The hair was burned off, the body was burned but no soot was found in the lungs, according to the report. Based on the evidence, the coroner concluded that the burns occurred after death. The tip of Alvarado’s right middle finger had been amputated sometime before. It wasn’t a recent injury. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

first_img0Shares0000Young people play football at the Sportivo Pereyra club in Barracas, where local artist Santiago Barbeito has painted the sport’s version of the Sistine Chapel featuring legends Diego Maradona (R) and Lionel Messi (L) © AFP / JUAN MABROMATABUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Apr 26 – There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.And one of the football-mad country’s brightest stars, Diego Maradona, is known for his infamous “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup. Now, on the ceiling of one club in Buenos Aires, in a painting modeled after Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel, Maradona is God, extending his hand to Adam — Lionel Messi.Argentina-born Pope Francis, an avowed football fan, would certainly smile at the grand gesture made by the club Sportivo Pereyra, located in the Barracas district of the capital, where football and other team sports are played.“For us, this pitch is our temple — a sacred temple of football, and what better than to have a fresco on the ceiling that is worthy of a temple,” coach Ricardo Elsegood told AFP.“The Sistine Chapel has God and Adam, and the chapel of football has Messi and Maradona.”In this version of Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam,” instead of the angels surrounding God, other football stars are featured: Juan Riquelme, Gabriel Batistuta, Mario Kempes, Sergio Aguero, Claudio Caniggia, Ricardo Bochini and Ariel Ortega.The players are clad in the classic blue and white striped jersey of Argentina’s national team.Argentina’s Sistine Chapel of football pays tribute to Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAThe club, where many children play, is located in the southern part of Buenos Aires, not far from the stadium of the Boca Juniors, Argentina’s most successful club.“It’s as if Maradona had bestowed upon Messi the gift of continued good football,” explains the artist who painted the work, Santiago Barbeito.For Elsegood, it was a simple decision.“We realized the ceiling was rather dark. We thought at first of painting it blue with white clouds. But one day, the artist came and said it would be better to do it with Messi and Maradona,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Copter crash kills MB photographer

first_imgACCIDENT: The man was taking pictures of a cigar boat off the Florida coast. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER A Manhattan Beach photographer was killed Tuesday when the helicopter he was riding in crashed off the Florida coast. Thomas William Newby, 50, the chief photographer for Powerboat magazine, was riding in a helicopter with two other men when it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, south of Sarasota. Newby was shooting pictures of a cigar boat for the boating magazine. Videographer Mark Copeland, 44, of Raleigh, N.C., also was killed in the morning crash, said Lt. Chuck Lesaltato of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. Pilot Mark Watters, 44, of Pasadena was in serious condition. Local authorities have not determined the cause of the crash. A woman who answered the phone at Newby’s Manhattan Beach home Tuesday afternoon said family members did not want to talk publicly about his death. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said there will be an investigation into why the aircraft crashed. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash after all the wreckage is removed from the water, Bergen said. The boat operator and a model aboard the vessel were unhurt. Sarasota County Fire Department Assistant Chief Paul Dezzi said the model, a nurse whose name was not immediately released, jumped in and kept the men afloat as rescue boats from more than a half-dozen agencies responded. “She dove right there into the fuel and was able to get a couple of guys out,” Dezzi said. The men were brought ashore on police boats. He said the helicopter went down in about 20 feet of water. The Associated Press contributed to this article.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Watford to battle Roma and Monaco for £2.5m defender

first_imgWatford are among a trio of clubs chasing the signature of Palermo defender Achraf Lazaar.The Hornets want to wrap up a £2.5m deal for the 23-year-old but face stiff competition from Roma and Monaco.Lazaar, who can also operate in central midfield and on the left-side, has caught the eye of Watford scouts following a string of commanding performances for the Rosanero in Serie A last term.It has been revealed by Tuttomercato that Lazaar favours a move to the Premier League and a new challenge in England, but Watford will have to come up with a full transfer fee up front to land the former Varese man.Roma and Monaco are waiting in the wings and could bid for Lazaar if Quique Flores’ men are unable to agree a deal this week. Palermo defender Achraf Lazaar. 1last_img

Sampdoria submit bid to sign West Ham midfielder

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 LATEST LIVING THE DREAM Latest Transfer News three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? REVEALED targets center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Obiang impressed during the early stages of his career at West Ham and was a mainstay in the Hammers team who comfortably avoided relegation from the Premier League last term.However, the arrival of seven new signings, including central midfielder Jack Wilshere, has thrown the Spaniard’s future into some doubt. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on Obiang’s contract expires at the end of the 2018/19 season TOP WORK RANKED West Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang may return to former club Sampdoria this summer as the Italians are leading the race for his signature.The 26-year-old spent five years at the club before moving to east London in 2015 on a four-year deal. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing And, according to La Repubblica, Sampdoria have submitted a £7m bid in the hope of bringing him back to the club this summer.West Ham are thought to be considering Sampdoria’s advances and despite Fiorentina and Atalanta’s interest, Obiang is most likely to return to his former club.last_img read more

Softball Sweeps Loyola to Extend Winning Streak to 14 Games

first_imgGame two was a pitcher’s duel between Timmons and Kiley Jones. In the third inning, Pena singled in Johnson on an infield single to the shortstop after Frank and Johnson executed a double steal right before. Later, Frank was thrown out trying the double steal with Pena as the Bulldogs got just the one run. Drake broke open Saturday’s first contest with a nine-run second-inning that saw the Bulldogs send 13 to the plate, collect seven hits and capitalize on two errors. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) singled up the middle to score Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Newman on the first of four-straight hits by the Bulldogs. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) followed with a base hit through the right side that plated Buie and pinch runner Becca Barnett (Moline, Ill.). Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) ripped a single to center field that scored Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa). Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) continued her hot-hitting with a double in the right field gap that scored Johnson and Roemmich. Newman then helped her own cause with her team-leading fifth home run, a two-run shot, that cleared the left field wall, and put Drake up 9-0. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team swept another Missouri Valley Conference doubleheader with a 9-0 win and a 1-0 win over Loyola Saturday, April 13 at Buel Field. It was all the Bulldogs needed as Newman struck out eight of the final nine Ramblers with just one ball going into play. Newman has now thrown a perfect game in three-straight Saturday games for Drake, starting with a seven-inning home performance against Indiana State on March 30 and followed by a five-inning perfect game at Valparaiso last Saturday. Loyola 4/14/2019 – 11 a.m. Timmons carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. In the sixth, she got a leadoff groundout before Loyola hit back-to-back singles for its first hits of the day. Timmons settled in and retired the next two Ramblers to keep Drake’s 1-0 lead safe. She closed out the gem by striking out the side in the seventh inning. Watch Live The teams close the series Sunday with a single game that starts at 11 a.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Preview Full Schedule Roster ESPN+ Drake (28-13, 14-1 MVC) received another pair of stellar pitching performances by its 1-2 duo in the circle of Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). Newman threw her third perfect game of the season and her career in the five-inning game one victory while Timmons allowed just two hits with a career-tying 12 strikeouts in the second win. Johnson, Roemmich and Pena each had one hit in game two. Live Stats PDF Box Score Game 1 PDF Box Score Game 2 Story Links Next Game: Newman improved to 16-6 with the victory over Loyola (22-16, 6-10 MVC). She struck out 11 Ramblers in her eighth-consecutive complete game with 10 or more strikeouts. Timmons moved to 12-7 with the win in Saturday’s finale.last_img read more


first_imgMartin: Republicans angry at abuse claimsA POLITICAL storm has erupted over claims by Fianna Faíl leader Micheal Martin that Sinn Fein has covered up sex abuse allegations.Speaking after Gerry Adams’ brother Liam was jailed for 16 years for sex abuse, Mr Martin claimed his party is aware of a number of cases where the Republican movement attempted to deal with cases of sexual abuse internally rather than involve the authorities.He claimed Sinn Fein had acted in the same way as the Catholic Church. Liam Adams abused his own daughter Aine in the 1970s and 80s.Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty was furious at the claims.“The decision by Michael Martin to use this traumatic case to try and score political points is absolutely disgraceful and sickening,” said Deputy Doherty.“There is no comparison between the approaches by Gerry Adams in this case and that of the Catholic Church in dealing with abuse allegations. “The Church hierarchy presided over institutional abuse for decades. They swore victims of abuse to secrecy. The Church hierarchy set out to silence victims and deny them justice.“Gerry Adams did the exact opposite. He acted in good faith to support the victim.“The accusation was reported to the statutory agencies and the RUC in 1987.“Gerry Adams co-operated fully with the PSNI, with the PPS and courts, and he gave evidence against his brother.“Those are the efforts of someone seeking to support a victim. “Mr Martin goes on to claim that he has been ‘notified’ of other cases of abuse.“The question needs to be asked of Deputy Martin as to when he received this information and has he passed it on to Gardaí?“That is the only appropriate course of action for any responsible citizen.“Or is the reality that Deputy Martin will seek to use any issue no matter how difficult for those directly involved to try and score cheap political points.” TD DOHERTY’S ANGER AT FIANNA FÁIL LEADER OVER ‘CRASS’ SEX ABUSE JIBES was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:TD DOHERTY’S ANGER AT FIANNA FÁIL LEADER OVER ‘CRASS’ SEX ABUSE JIBESlast_img read more

Exclusion of Secretary of State from Brexit Committee ‘deeply worrying’ – McConalogue

first_imgFianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue says British Prime Minister Teresa May’s decision not to include the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the Government’s special Brexit Committee is a deeply worrying development.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Brexit poses one of the biggest political and economic threats to this country, and the Border region will be disproportionately impacted.  The fact that Teresa May has failed to appoint Secretary of State James Brokenshire to the 12 person Brexit Cabinet Committee is very worrying and raises questions about the Conservative government’s grasp of the seriousness of the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.“We’ve already seen the collapse of Sterling and people are beginning to travel North again.  Unless this is addressed, it will have a devastating effect on Border businesses.  The mushroom industry has already seen a number of job losses.  Farmers and people in the agri and food sector are highly reliant on UK exports, with almost half of all goods leaving the country being UK bound. “The impact of Brexit cannot be underestimated, and this latest development in the UK raises serious concerns.  So many important issues remain up in the air – no decision on border controls has been taken and the increasing uncertainty is creating a genuine atmosphere of fear in Border counties.“The idea that the British Minister with responsibility for Northern Ireland would not hold a permanent seat on the Cabinet Committee examining these issues is baffling.   Fianna Fáil’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Darragh O’Brien will be raising these concerns with the British Ambassador and seeking clarity on these issues”.Exclusion of Secretary of State from Brexit Committee ‘deeply worrying’ – McConalogue was last modified: October 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more