MPBL: Bulacan, Makati turn back foes

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bulacan bucked a slow start where it trailed by as much as 12 in the second quarter but managed to get its bearings together on time.James Martinez paced the Kuyas with 18 points while JR Taganas churned out a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds.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 crownMeanwhile, the Makati Skyscrapers posted a 77-65 victory over the Basilan Steel in their debut.Philip Paniamogan and Cedric Ablaza combined for 37 points for the Skyscrapers while Rudy Linganay and James Mangahas chipped in 11 apiece. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Things start to get physical during the Bulacan-Rizal encounter. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBulacan and Makati hurdled their foes in their season openers in the 2018 Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Tuesday night in Baliwag, Bulacan.The Bulacan Kuyas came back to defeat the visiting Rizal Crusaders, 80-61, in the main event.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Bahamas’ Ayton eyes top pick in NBA Draft In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Gun-toting bandit snatches gold chain

first_imgPolice in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are investigating an incident where a male victim was robbed of his gold chain in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Sunday evening.Surveillance footage showing the gunman carrying out the robberyA video of the incident has since been making rounds on social media, showing a gunman and two other accomplices, all unmasked and casually walking up to a small group of people at Republic Avenue, Mackenzie at approximately 21:42h.One of the bandits then pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim who was part of the group, and snatched his chain. After snatching the chain, he and his accomplices calmly walked away from the scene. A Police official has since confirmed the incident. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Parliament not functioning as it should – Jagdeo

first_img… Says inconsistent sittings impair scrutiny of GovtThe parliamentary Opposition is decrying the infrequency of parliamentary sittings in Guyana, noting that in any functioning democracy, the National Assembly would meet more often in order to address matters of national importance.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made this observation during his press conference on Thursday. At the time, he was asked about what action the Opposition is taking in matters it has consistently criticised the Government about. Jagdeo noted the difficulties of the Opposition getting the chance to confront Government in the House.“In another country, in a country where you have a thriving democracy, there are so many issues that you have a weekly Parliament,” Jagdeo posited. “Here, we have one that for every two months we wait for a sitting. And by the time you go through formalities and (Prime Minister Moses) Nagamootoo needing to go home to rest, we only have three four hours.”Opposition and Government parliamentarians at the last sitting of the National AssemblyThe Opposition Leader referred to instances when the Opposition has had to wait for months for something to be heard on the agenda. And indeed there have been some People’s Progressive Party-sponsored motions, such as the one calling for the revocation of Value Added Tax on private education, that have languished for extended periods.“And then the Government will say, ‘Oh, we need to bring something emergency, let’s pass it. Forget all those issues. It gets deferred again. So that is what Parliament has become. We can’t even get our issues debated. So when you have to wait two, three months to get something on the agenda, it defeats the whole argument about a functioning Parliament,” Jagdeo lamented.The National Assembly last met on May 11, 2018, when supplementary financing was sought by several ministries for various expenses. For instance, $788 million in sums being sought by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in supplemental finances to defend Guyana’s border case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was put under the microscope. In addition, $484.2 million sought for the Guyana Defence Force to acquire four aircraft manufactured in the 1970s was also scrutinised. Before that, the Assembly met on April 26. It is unclear when the next sitting of the House has been scheduled for.Eleventh ParliamentThe Eleventh Parliament has been a tumultuous one, due particularly to events last year. There have been strange occurrences ranging from singing attendees to a mystery female dressed as Santa Claus invading the hallowed chambers.Things reached a point when the Police were even called in on the Opposition Parliamentarians. That incident occurred on December 11, when Opposition Member of Parliament Juan Edghill’s attempts to extend his scrutiny of the Ministry of the Presidency’s budget estimates were met by the Speaker’s protestations and suspension of the sitting.An all-male police team subsequently arrived and attempted to remove Edghill, but were blocked by his colleagues, who formed a human ring around the parliamentarian. A scuffle had then ensued, with parliamentarians claiming they were assaulted.During a late night press conference after the dramatic events, the Speaker denied that he had called the Police or ordered the media out of the Parliament chambers. He claimed that he merely questioned the continued presence of media operatives after the sitting was suspended.He had also said there is no need for an investigation, since it is simply a matter of respecting the rules of the House. However, exactly who instructed the Police to enter the Parliament chambers remains a mystery to this day.last_img read more

Local girl hopes to bring MS walk to Fort St. John

first_imgNow, although they have not yet spoken with anyone from the City, they are hoping to get support from the City to potentially hold the walk at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Alton says the new walking track would be the perfect location since it is completely accessible for people no matter their mobility levels.Currently, the closest MS walks are in Grande Prairie, Alta. and Prince George, B.C., several hours away from Fort St. John.Alton says she feels it is especially important to hold a walk in Fort St. John since the area has a high rate of MS sufferers.Canada has one of the highest rates of MS in the world. MS is an autoimmune disease where the body begins to attack myelin sheaths in the brain causing debilitation over time.Advertisement A young Fort St. John girl took on an ambitious goal to raise money for the MS Society of Canada.Although Grace Alton is only 10 year-old, she has already been affected by multiple sclerosis. Her father Colin was diagnosed with primary progressive MS in early 2007, when Grace was only 6 years-old. She has seen her father’s health and activity level decline significantly in recent years because of the debilitating disease.- Advertisement -So, Grace decided she wanted to help. Her mother Alicia Alton says that, out of the blue, the grade 5 student at Duncan Cran Elementary School decided to organize a coin drive at the school.Grace then spoke with the school’s principal and contacted the school’s Parent Advisory Committee, which agreed to match all funds the students raised throughout the coin drive.She also sent out letters to the rest of the schools in Fort St. John, asking them to organize their own coin drives. Baldonnel School agreed.Over the two weeks the coin drive was held at both Duncan Cran and Baldonnel, Grace raised a total of $429.31.Alton says she and Grace now also wants to bring the annual MS walk to Fort St. John. She says other people have tried to bring the walk to the city in the past, but due to accessibility issues in finding an appropriate location, they had difficulties doing so.Advertisement More information on the MS Walk and the MS Society of Canada can be found here.last_img read more

Thierry Henry retires: Former Chelsea star hails Arsenal legend’s glittering career

first_imgFrank Leboeuf joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to reflect on the news Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football.Henry enjoyed a remarkable a trophy-laden 20-year career, winning the World Cup, European Championship, Champions League, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Premier League.Leboeuf, who played alongside the striker for France and against him in England during his time at Chelsea, said: “He has been fantastic.“He has won everything. He was a superstar at Arsenal to the point they gave him a statue outside the stadium.“Wherever he went, everyone remembers his power, his technique and his commitment.“I played with him when he was a young player and I played against him when he was a star at Arsenal and he was one of the most difficult strikers I have played against.”last_img read more

‘It’s Arsenal’s title to lose’, Stuart Pearce tells talkSPORT

first_imgFormer Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has told talkSPORT the Blues are too inconsistent to challenge for the Premier League crown this season, and believes the title is Arsenal’s to lose.The Gunners are just two points off top spot following Monday’s 2-1 victory over City at the Emirates Stadium, with the win seeing them establish a four-point cushion over their third place rivals.Arsene Wenger’s men have lost just once in 11 games, a run of form any of their title rivals would surely beg for in what has become one of the most unpredictable top-flight campaigns in recent memory.On-fire Leicester City still sit proud at the summit, and are guaranteed to be number one at Christmas after beating Everton 3-2 on Saturday.But it’s Arsenal’s constancy over the past few seasons which has Pearce convinced the Gunners are the ones to beat, and that Wenger is on the cusp of something special with his current crop of players.“What Monday’s result shows, is that Manchester City are too inconsistent to win the league this season, and that Arsenal are the most stable football club in the country at the moment,” the ex-City and England Under-21 boss told the Colin Murray show.“They’ve won the FA Cup for two years running, their stadium is outstanding, their training ground is outstanding, their bank balance is outstanding and they have consistency with the manager.“I think it is Arsenal’s title to lose at this moment, especially with all the other teams around them falling away a touch, with Chelsea being in semi-crisis and the unrest at Manchester United.“I think Wenger, with this group of players, could be on the verge of creating another dynasty at the club.”last_img read more

Euro 2016 player ratings: How Wales stars fared in the stunning win over Belgium

first_img 14 14 14 Ashley Williams, defender – 9 – A true leader in the heart of the Dragons’ defence, organising the back five and losing his marker to head home the equaliser from a corner. A type of player England were lacking in Roy Hodgson’s squad. Ben Davies, defender – 7 – Solid at the heart of defence but it was tarnished early on when he was booked inside five minutes, meaning he will miss the semi final. Chris Gunter, wing-back – 7 – The Reading full-back had to face some big stars from Belgium and he dealt with them well, putting in a solid performance on the right-hand side. His stunning cross found Sam Vokes for Wales’ third late on. Wales’ incredible Euro story continued on Friday as they booked their place in the semi final with an incredible win over Belgium.Chris Coleman’s side came from behind to win 3-1 in Lille – live on talkSPORT – to book a last four meeting with Portugal. Chelsea target Radja Nainggolan netted a superb long-range strike for the Red Devils before Ashley Williams headed them back on level terms. Hal Robson-Kanu came up with a spectacular piece of skill to put the Dragons in front, before Sam Vokes came off the bench to make it three late on. So, how did Wales fare against Marc Wilmots’ Belgium? Click the arrow, above right, to see how talkSPORT rated all 11 starters and three substitutes’ performances at Stade Pierre-Mauroy 14 14 14 14 14 Hal Robson-Kanu, forward – 8 – Took his goal brilliantly, losing three markers with a Cruyff turn before finishing coolly past Thibaut Courtois. Battled hard for the duration. He is a free agent after leaving Reading and the goal will only have helped his stock rise. Expect to see him in the Premier League in 2016/17. Joe Allen, holding midfield – 7 – Chased every cause and broke up play in the centre. Was at fault as he gave away possession which led to Radja Nainggolan’s goal in the first half. 14 14 Joe Ledley, holding midfield – 7 – Incredible to be here after picking up an injury at the end of the Premier League season. A solid performance before he was replaced by Andy King. 14 Aaron Ramsey, attacking midfield – 8 – As he has been in this tournament, the Arsenal midfielder was excellent and influential. He controlled the ball in the box brilliantly before laying on the assist for Robson-Kanu to make it 2-1. He made a mistake in the 75th minute – and he knew it – when he was shown a yellow card, ruling him out of the semi-final due to suspension. 14 14 14 Neil Taylor, wing-back – 8 – Made a vital clearance off the goal-line early on and he nearly scored his second goal of the tournament in the second half. Performed his attacking and defensive duties brilliantly. James Chester, defender – 8 – Very good alongside Ashley Williams. Tony Pulis should be impressed by his performances after playing him out of position for West Brom last season. Wayne Hennessey, goalkeeper – 7 – Made a key save early on as Belgium started well. Little he could do to stop Radja Nainggolan’s first-half rocket. SUB ONE – Andy King, midfield – 7 – Replaced Joe Ledley in the second half and broke up play well in midfield, making it hard for Belgium to find a way through. SUB TWO – Sam Vokes, forward – 8 – The Burnley midfielder was put on to chase balls and see out the win, but he sealed the victory with a great header late on. He took his chance brilliantly, meeting Chris Gunter’s cross from the right-hand side. Gareth Bale, attacking midfield – 7 – By his usually high standards, the Real Madrid star was relatively quiet. Wales showed they were not a one-man team as Robson-Kanu netted the winner, Ramsey assisting. Bale chased every cause and he had lively moments, very nearly scoring in the first-half after a long solo run. Without Ramsey in the semi-final, the 26-year-old will be even more important. SUB THREE – James Collins, defender – N/A – The 32-year-old was put on late in the game to run down the clock and see out the victory.last_img read more

Grace period not enough

first_imgThe tax man cometh. With only hours left to mail their returns before today’s midnight deadline, procrastinators across Southern California are scrambling to fill out forms or making last-minute calls to get help from the experts. At least Tammy Linton, 31, of North Hollywood has an excuse: She’s a traveling nurse, shuttling back and forth across the country on temporary assignments. Her job makes for one complicated tax return. “It’s stressful every year,” Linton said. “People who work multiple places, it’s kind of hard to get paperwork together.” Linton has a residence in North Carolina, where she also works, so she has to worry about paying income taxes in two states. She also needs to gather up travel receipts and several different W-2 forms. On Sunday, she walked into a Lankershim Boulevard H&R Block, hoping someone could help her out. By April 7, about 4 million of California’s 15.6 million taxpayers had still not filed, according to the Internal Revenue Service. “Almost one out four Californians wait until the last minute to complete their taxes, and it would be much easier for them if they would try to e-file their taxes,” IRS spokesman Victor Omelczenko said. By filing electronically, taxpayers can work faster and the program catches their math errors, he said. Taxpayers could also try walking into an accountant’s office. But this late in the game, many accountants are too busy to do anything more than help late filers mail in an extension request. This is an unusual tax year because April 15, the customary filing date, fell on the weekend. That automatically pushed the filing date to today, and on Easter Sunday many accountants worked for at least part of the day. “(In) this line of business, we don’t go on vacation this time of year,” Van Nuys accountant Craig Asanuma, 45, said. Chatsworth accountant Rodney Canter, 59, said that after weeks of working around the clock, his family wants to see him again. But the clients keep him busy. “A lot of people they know they’re going to owe money so they wait later and later to go in to have their returns prepared,” he said. “And we’re seeing more people go on extension this year than ever before.” alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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

JOHN DOWNEY: ‘HE IS ADVOCATE FOR PEACE AND SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN CHARGED’

first_imgMr Downey todayCommenting after a court decision ruling that the prosecution of John Downey was an abuse of process and should not continue, Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy said: “The arrest and charging by the British police of John Downey was a clear breach of commitments given by the British government at Weston Park and in subsequent negotiations.“Following the Good Friday Agreement both the British and Irish governments accepted that the issue of those defined as OTRs was an anomaly and the two governments committed to resolve the issue. “A process was put in place to deal with outstanding cases including that of John Downey. Sinn Féin made it clear from the outset that the decision to prosecute John Downey was the wrong one.“This position has been vindicated by the decision of the judge ruling in John’s favour. John Downey should now be allowed to return home to his family immediately.“Sinn Féin will continue to support John and his family until this happens.”The party said that John Downey is a valued member of Sinn Féin and a long-time advocate of the Peace Process.For over two decades John Downey has been to the fore in promoting the peace process. As a former republican prisoner he has been involved in Cultural Diversity programmes with former loyalist prisoners. And he participated in engagements at Corrymeela with former members of the RUC, Gárdai and Irish Army.JOHN DOWNEY: ‘HE IS ADVOCATE FOR PEACE AND SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN CHARGED’ was last modified: February 25th, 2014 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:courthyde park bombJohn DowneySinn Feinlast_img read more

Donovan Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves

first_imgLacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img Nuggets overcome Nikola Jokic suspension to beat Suns Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “Fourth quarter, I’m trying to take over the game and dominate,” Towns said. “I’m trying to give us a chance to win. I was just being a little aggressive all around and trying to make plays everywhere.”Anthony Tolliver hit his second 3 of the final four minutes to get the Timberwolves within one at 103-102, but Luol Deng missed an open 3-pointer in the corner for a chance to give Minnesota its first lead since the first quarter.Joe Ingles, who had 12 points, snatched the rebound and hit two free throws. On the next possession, Gobert got a piece of Tolliver’s 3-point attempt. Mitchell rebounded and hit one free throw to clinch the win.“I had to make a play and block that shot,” said Gobert, who had four blocks. “We had to lock in.”Mitchell, who has scored at least 24 points in 11 consecutive games, was forced to play the point for six games while all three Jazz point guards were injured. Even though Rubio has returned, Mitchell has continued his playmaking ways and marked the first double-double of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Gibson doesn’t have a problem with official James Williams, even though it looked as though he wanted to fight him when he got ejected.“I know James,” Gibson said. “He’s a like big brother. … You get used to seeing him all the time, so you’ve got a relationship. Sometimes, tempers flare and kind of lose it a little. But at the end of the day, you know he means well. It’s part of the job. It was just one of those times I lost it.”Gibson, who scored his 7,000th career point before his meltdown, continued: “Like I said, I’m human. But I got a lot of respect for James. Like I said, he’s been reffing my games 10-plus years in the NBA. It’s up to me just to go talk to him and apologize.”TIP-INSTimberwolves: Minnesota fumbled its way to 12 turnovers in the first half. … Towns was limited to six first-half minutes because of foul trouble. … The Timberwolves outscored the Jazz in the paint 48-38.Jazz: Ingles got a technical in the fourth quarter. … A bat flew around the arena, interrupting some of the players’ pregame shooting routines. The Jazz Bear mascot finally caught the bat.“That was scary,” Mitchell said. “I was not cool with that at all. I’m glad the Bear got him because I would not have finished my warmup. I would have gone to locker room if he was still flying around out there.” … Brandon Flowers of the rock band The Killers sat courtside.UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host Utah on Sunday.Jazz: Visit Minnesota on Sunday. Mitchell scored 24 points but the Utah Jazz frittered away a 23-point lead and barely outlasted the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 106-102 on Friday night.“I don’t think we were happy with the game ended and we weren’t happy with the way we played in the fourth,” Mitchell said. “We got complacent in ways.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsRudy Gobert, who was a game-time decision with a sore hamstring, had 18 points and 16 rebounds, and Kyle Korver scored 16 for the Jazz, who have won eight of their last nine.Karl-Anthony Towns had 33 points and 10 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points on 8-of-26 shooting and had a season-high 11 rebounds for Minnesota, which saw its three-game winning streak snapped on the second game of a back-to-back. LATEST STORIES “I’m just making good reads and having confidence in my passes,” Mitchell said. “When we had three point guards out, you got to be able to make those plays, that’s where it started. I had no choice.”In the second quarter, Mitchell – the son of former minor league pitcher Donovan Sr., the New York Mets’ director of player relations – threw the surprising cross-court fastball with one hand to Niang for a 3.“At this time last year, he wasn’t even throwing those passes to the corner and now he’s throwing left hand, right hand, one, two, whatever he needs to do to get it there,” Ingles said.In the third quarter, the Timberwolves took another hit when Taj Gibson went after the officials and got two technicals and had to be restrained by his teammates after a foul call as Ingles went to the basket.The Jazz then shot five free throws, three by Mitchell (as Towns also got a technical) and two by Ingles. With 4:46 left in the third, Mitchell hit two more foul shots to cap the 13-0 run and the Jazz led 75-54.The Jazz led by as many as 23 in the third period, but the Timberwolves scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter. When Towns followed his own missed jumper with a layup, the Timberwolves had closed within eight at 90-82.Utah barely survived while shooting 5 of 28 in the fourth quarter and was saved by some hustle plays and defensive stops. The Jazz made only two field goals in the final five minutes.“We lost focus,” Utah coach Quin Snyder said. “Just a lot of mental mistakes.”The Timberwolves were missing Derrick Rose (sore ankle), Tyus Jones (ankle sprain) and Jeff Teague (sore foot), which caused some trouble in executing the offense and players getting the ball in unfamiliar positions.GIBSON: ‘I JUST LOST IT’ Fans reach for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) following the team’s NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell was finding his teammates in all sorts of ways. One of his career-high 11 assists looked as if it belonged on the diamond instead of the court.“I got back to my old ways,” said Mitchell, who pitched and played shortstop in high school. “It was just making a play, making a read and Georges (Niang) was wide open and a two-hand pass just wouldn’t have worked.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more