Red-hot Fever lands Supreme

first_imgChampagne Fever put up a superb front-running performance to get Ireland off to a great start at the Cheltenham Festival in the opening William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Ruby Walsh set out to make all on the Willie Mullins-trained six-year-old (5-1), who had stablemate Un Atout for company for most of the way, with hot favourite My Tent Or Yours always close behind and looking a major threat as they turned into the straight. There was nothing in it between Champagne Fever and the sweetly travelling My Tent Or Yours as they jumped the final flight, but the front-runner responded to every call and forged ahead up the hill to win by half a length. Jezki finished third, a further two and a quarter lengths away. Press Associationcenter_img Walsh said: “He jumped like a stag and travelled really well. It’s magic – he just came alive the last fortnight. I didn’t ride him work last week but I was watching him work at the Curragh with Willie and we both kind of looked at each other. It was scintillating. “Patrick (Mullins, the trainer’s son) has always maintained he was a two-miler and an out-and-out galloper – he was dead right. He wasn’t doing a whole lot in front, but I knew AP (McCoy) was coming to me as I could feel the crowd revving up. “But, in fairness, when AP got to him, he stuck his head down and away he went again.” Mullins added: “It was a very brave performance from the horse to lead like that and jump like that. Ruby said he heard Tony McCoy coming up behind him and the horse just took off with him. “He knew he’d lots of horse. Ruby was trying to steady it and ride a tactical race – he obviously got it spot-on. It was fantastic to watch him coming up the hill. “He’ll go to Punchestown next and next season will all be about chasing. We’ve schooled him and he already jumps fences better than hurdles – he is electric over a fence.” McCoy said of My Tent Or Yours: “I was beaten by a better horse.” last_img read more

Goalkeeper Adrian pens new West Ham deal

first_img “This is a proud moment for myself, my family and friends and I am really happy to have signed my second contract with the club,” Adrian said. “I feel really happy for the club and the fans. I never imagined this kind of relationship with the fans. I spent 16 years at Real Betis and it was difficult to leave your home. But from the moment I arrived in London the West Ham fans had a special relationship with me. “For me this is a really good moment and I just want to enjoy it. This is my third season here and I want to stay here for a long time.” West Ham have enjoyed a strong start to the season and currently sit third in the Barclays Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s visit to Sunderland. The club are also set to move into the Olympic Stadium for the start of the 2016/17 campaign and Adrian admits their new home was a factor in his decision. “Next season is really important for the club,” Adrian said. “I have enjoyed playing at Upton Park and I want to enjoy playing in the new stadium. “It is a big step for the club and I am really excited about this moment.” Adrian has committed to remaining in east London until 2017 while the Hammers have the option to extend the Spaniard’s stay by a further two years. The 28-year-old moved to West Ham from Real Betis in June 2013 and has since cemented his place as the club’s first-choice stopper. Press Associationcenter_img West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has signed a new two-year contract with the club.last_img read more

President Trump to Designate Judaism as a Nationality

first_imgThe move would allow the Trump administration to do more to combat anti-Israel sentiments such as “Boycott Israel” movements.Such activity could then be deemed discriminatory allowing the Trump administration to strip federal funding from offending colleges. President Trump will sign an executive order today aimed at fighting anti-Semitism on college campuses.The order will interpret Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion.Nationality is the status of belonging to a particular nation. President Trump will sign an executive order defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, thus bolstering the Education Department’s efforts to stamp out “Boycott Israel” movements on college campuses https://t.co/0avw7eseMc— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) December 10, 2019last_img read more

Early goal, stout defense paves the way for Wisconsin win

first_imgAn early goal from freshman Tom Barlow gave the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team the spark it needed to win against Green Bay Tuesday night.Barlow’s goal in the 22nd minute from teammate Mark Segbers was the first early goal for the Badgers in well over two weeks.With Barlow scoring an early goal in the match, Wisconsin was able to control many aspects of the game and keep attacking the Phoenix.“We are in control of the game, so we can do what we want and play how we want,” Barlow said. “It’s a big advantage, we just have to make sure we keep the lead.”Even after scoring the goal, Wisconsin head coach John Trask said he still wanted to see more out of his team.“It’s nice to see that they respond to some motivation,” Trask said. “On game day, I’ve been pretty understanding of what we’ve been going through. Today, I let them have it a little bit at halftime, and compliments to them, I thought they all picked it up.”With the entire team excited about the early goal, the Badgers played an overall better game, especially in the second half.“We kept our discipline. We didn’t just start fouling them and giving them more chances, but usually that’s what you see in a college soccer game,” Trask said. “When one team has the 1-0 lead, the other team all of the sudden gets real aggressive, and sometimes the momentum can switch.”Keeping the lead has been a big challenge for the Badgers this season, as they have conceded goals quickly after scoring goals of their own against Michigan and Rutgers. Allowing a quick response to a goal can greatly shift the momentum of the match, as seen against Michigan and Rutgers  — games that UW ended up losing.Because of games like that, the Badgers have been working on drills where they have to keep the lead without fouling the opposing players.“One of the things that was one of our weaknesses early in the year was giving up the late goal,” Segbers said. “Finally, everyone was tuned in and we kept each other accountable, and we kept the 1-0 lead.”They avoided that weakness by consistently attacking throughout the second half, and the pressure in Green Bay’s half of the field allowed them to dominate time of possession in the second half.Trask was also able to seamlessly get a few new players into the mix at halftime, which kept other players fresh while still playing a strong game.“I always felt that as the game wore on, especially in the second half, we looked like the more likely team to get the second [goal],” Trask said.Freshman goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk also kept a clean sheet on the night, keeping the Badgers in the game from the beginning, when Green Bay was at their strongest attacking.The Badger defense played another clean game as well, allowing only three shots on goal throughout the entire match.Offensively, Wisconsin had eight shots on target, with one of those being the goal from Barlow.The team’s aggressive nature was possible in part because of the formation Green Bay played. They were in a 3-5-2, which left fewer defenders in the back, and made it easier for the connection between Segbers, Barlow, and the rest of the Badgers. Wisconsin had not played a team with that formation yet this year, which may have been the reason they felt they could consistently attack.After a rough stretch for the Badgers in which they had lost their last seven games, an early goal was exactly what they needed to get their confidence back up, especially for a young team who was looking for an early morale booster.“I think it gave us so much more confidence. We’ve been coming off some tough losses, so to jump out early and start early boosts team morale,” Segbers said.Trask said he’s happy to get out of the slump, but said he wants to see more urgency to put the opponent away by scoring that second goal. Getting another goal would put the game away and show that the Badgers played an overall solid game.“We weren’t [able to get the second goal] tonight, but that’s the continued journey these guys are on. They can be a bit more ruthless because there were some opportunities presented,” Trask said.This in-state rivalry energized the team and should propel the Badgers as they continue with Big Ten play at Michigan State on Saturday.last_img read more

Lakers’ Luke Walton believes Lamar Odom “would be great” on his staff

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> The development appears perfectly tailor-made as a Hollywood comeback story, let alone something to feature on one of the Kardashian reality television shows. After going in and out of rehab more than a year after facing a near-death experience at a Las Vegas brothel, former Lakers forward Lamar Odom reached out to Lakers coach Luke Walton to express interest about joining his staff. “Lamar would be great,” said Walton, who played with Odom on the Lakers from 2004 to 2011 and won two NBA championships together. “Anyone that knows Lamar, when he’s right, is one of the most likeable people they’ve been around. I think he has a great knowledge of the game and has a great way of communicating with people.”At this point, though, the possibility does not seem realistic. The Lakers are mindful of Odom’s continuous recovery. Odom was hospitalized in October of 2015 for falling unconscious at a Nevada brothel, an incident that few around Odom expected he would overcome. Within a week, Odom started physical therapy and was transferred to a Los Angeles hospital. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Although Walton has “talked many times over the last year” with Odom, they have not discussed anything recently. There also have not been any conversations with the Lakers on creating an additional position for Walton’s coaching staff formally or informally. Walton currently has an associate head coach (Brian Shaw), four assistants (Jesse Mermuys, Brian Keefe, Mark Madsen, Theo Robertson), an advanced professional scout (Casey Owens) and director of basketball strategy (Clay Moser). Nonetheless, Lakers forward Metta World Peace considered Odom’s presence as valuable because of his positional versatility, team mindset and considerate nature. “Lamar is super skilled,” World Peace said. “I would love to know what did he do to get so good.”Injury updatecenter_img Lakers reserve forward Larry Nance Jr. told Walton he “felt really good” after completing a series of non-contact 2-on-1 drills and shooting exercises before Tuesday’s game against Portland at Staples Center. Still, Walton added Nance “wasn’t explosive” in the drills before expressing doubt he could begin practicing today. Walton predicted Nance’s return to the lineup “will be a gradual thing.”Nance is slated to return as early as Jan. 22 in Dallas, but he expressed optimism earlier this week he could beat that timetable. Talking about practiceAllen Iverson may not have needed it. But Walton has found the last two weeks of practices valuable simply because they have had more. The Lakers have had five home games in the past two weeks, allowing Walton to go over defensive concepts with as much depth as he did in training camp. In related news, Walton has noticed that practice time connected to the Lakers entering Tuesday’s game as winners of three of their past four contests. “We’re having fun,” Walton said. “No one is complaining about shots. No one is complaining about not getting the ball or being part of the offense. That energizes people. That leads us to playing better defense. That leads us to the bench to being more excited.”last_img read more

Wellington Rec Rap: Aug. 26 – Sept. 9, 2013

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Rec Rap for August 26 – September 9, 2013: Coming up soon:South Central Youth Volleyball League for 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades. Early Bird Registration is $35 thru August 30th.  Registration after 8/30 is $45. This is a traveling league that plays games days on Saturdays in September-October. Exact times/dates to be determined by number of participants. Free Trial Fitness Classes will be held at the WRC from September 9th-21st. Includes Zumba Fitness 1 & 2, Zumba Tone, Sunrise & Gentle Yoga, and Hi/Lo Power Mix. See a page 1 of a Fall brochure to class times and days. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Here is what is happening in the next two weeks…Kids Club for kids Kindergarten, (Kind. may attend if accompanied by an older sibling) -5th grade starts next Tuesday, Sept. 4th at the Rec Center. It is held from 3:30-5 pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when school is in session. WRC Fall Program Guides will be available soon online at wellingtonrec.com and area businesses and schools. Saturday, September 7th:Youth Flag Football on Saturdays, starting 9/7 @ WMS practice field/track This league provides the perfect alternative for kids too young or not quite ready to play tackle football. There will be two divisions of play; for 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.  Early Bird Registration is $30 thru 9/4.  Registration after 9/4 is $40.It’s A Girl Thing for girls, Kind.-6th grade and their moms/caregivers, from 2-3:30 pm @ the WRC on 9/7. Local hair stylists will demonstrate how Moms can style their daughters’ hair. Participants will take away great styling tips and hair products! Sponsored by Debbie Murphy and hair stylists Jessica Luthi and Sarah Vargas-Smith. Early Bird Registration thru August 30th is $5 a couple and $5 for each addtional person.  After 8/30 registration is $10 a couple.Back to School Bash for Middle Schoolers, Saturday, September 7 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Wellington Recreation Commission. WRC office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information please call is 620-326-3323. GoJu-Ryu Karate‘s Fall sessions will start September 3rd. Session 1 takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sept. 3rd-28th.last_img read more

Dele Alli intruders ‘got past security guard’ at £2m home before robbery

first_imgTHE intruders who broke into Dele Alli’s £2m mansion before robbing him of his watch and jewellery at knifepoint are believed to have evaded his security guard who stays on the premises at all times.Two burglars armed with knives struck England star Dele, 24, in the face after bursting into his home at around 12.30am on Wednesday, as he played pool with girlfriend Ruby Mae and brother Harry.15 Dele, leaving his home today, was with his brother and girlfriend when the robbers struckCredit: The Mirror15 Dele was spotted driving away from his £2million mansion this morningCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The footballer’s girlfriend Ruby Mae drives away from the house todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The SunThey hit the Tottenham midfielder and his brother in the face before making off with jewellery and three watches worth around £350,000.It is unclear why the security guard was not aware of the two intruders who confronted the footballer after entering through the back of the house, The Telegraph reported.Dele was spotted driving away from his mansion in north London this morning.His model girlfriend, Ruby, was later seen at the wheel of another vehicle.Cops are hunting for the thugs who escaped with the watches and jewellery.Dele was in a downstairs room with long-time partner Ruby, Harry, Harry’s girlfriend and another male friend when the masked bandits burst in.They punched Dele and assaulted another man after demanding the frightened group hand over valuables.One suspect then ran upstairs and ransacked several of the star’s bedrooms.A source told The Sun last night: “The group have all been left extremely shaken.”Dele was still awake and playing pool with the others when the raiders got into the property.”It all kicked off downstairs and Dele was punched in the mouth by one of the two masked robbers.15 Dele has been isolating with girlfriend Ruby Mae during lockdownCredit: Splash News15 Spurs midfielder Dele, 24, was punched in the mouth until he gave over valuables including expensive watchesCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd15 One of the star’s pricey watches, which were targeted in the raid15 Police close to the footballer’s home todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The £2m home Dele was in with his girlfriend and pals at the time of the raid15 After attacking Dele, the raiders took two expensive watches from the star and jewellery belonging to model girlfriend Ruby, also 24Credit: Ruby Mae Instagram”One of Dele’s friends tried to have a go back. He was also beaten.“After stealing two expensive watches from Dele, one of the robbers prowled the upstairs and some items of jewellery were taken.”Last night the Spurs star took to Twitter to reassure fans following the news.He wrote: “Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”‘TERRIFYING ORDEAL’Dele and his injured friend did not require hospital treatment.But sources confirmed they were understandably traumatised by the shocking late-night robbery.Another source close to Dele said: “It was a terrifying ordeal to go through.“The two men who broke in had knives.15 Dele cast a cautious look as he left the plush property todayCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun15 The footballer arrives for training this morningCredit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun“They grabbed items and they demanded that Dele handed stuff over.“Dele was there with his girlfriend, Harry and his girlfriend, and another man who all live there together so there were a few of them there at the time.“The police were called and spent several hours there collecting statements and CCTV from the property.”It all kicked off and Dele was hit in the mouth by one of the robbers.A sourcePolice believe the £150,000-a-week player could have been deliberately targeted by the robbers.Officers stayed at the house until nearly daybreak yesterday after the armed raid.Teams were scouring footage from Dele’s outside cameras in the hunt for clues.The Barnet property is near the M25 and it is feared the pair would have left the area extremely quickly — especially with so little traffic around during lockdown.Dele has been isolating at the gated home with Ruby and their three friends — including adoptive brother Harry. The pair are said to be extremely close and Harry also acts as Dele’s agent.The Met Police said: “Police were called at approximately 00:35hrs on Wednesday, May 13 to reports of a robbery at a residential address.”Two males gained entry to the property and stole items of jewellery, including watches, before fleeing.Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.— Dele (@dele_official) May 13, 2020 15 It is understood the valuable watches taken from Dele were a Richard Mille and Audemar PiguetCredit: Getty – Contributor15 Dele, 24, was in a downstairs room with his adopted brother, Harry, when robbers burst inCredit: Instagram @Dele15 Dele was playing pool with his girlfriend, Ruby MaeCredit: Ruby Mae : Instagram15 Break-ins at the homes of mega-rich Premier League stars have become commonplace in recent yearsCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd”Two male occupants at the property suffered minor facial injuries after being assaulted.“They did not require hospital treatment. There have been no arrests. Enquiries into the circumstances continue.”The raid comes just two months after four masked robbers armed with knives and machetes broke into the home of Dele’s Spurs teammate Jan Vertonghen in Hampstead, North London.The gang terrified his wife and young family while the Belgian defender was playing in a Champions League fixture in Germany with ­Tottenham.Aces are the target of raidersDELE Alli is the most recent football figure to be robbed or burgled.More than £1million in valuables was stolen from the London home of the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.Burglars got away with £60,000 of jewellery and watches from the house of Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.Former England defender Ashley Cole, 39, was attacked by robbers before they made off with jewellery.In January, at least £500,000 of valuables were stolen from Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho, 30.Dele was adopted by Harry’s family, the Hickmans, and the brothers started out together as amateur footballers.A source said: “They are brothers and you could not get any two siblings who are closer. They have been locked up in isolation with their partners and another friend during lockdown.“This was the last thing that any of them expected to happen.“The watches and jewellery were obviously worth many thousands of pounds.“But they also had a sentimental value and can’t be replaced in that sense.” The source said security at the house would be reinforced.Break-ins at the homes of mega-rich Premier League stars have become commonplace in recent years.Many players have been forced to seal off access and bolster camera networks.Security for high-profile footballers is now a small industry in itself with many of them protecting themselves with 24 hour guards and even trained dogs.Yet crime has plunged by more than a third in the capital during lockdown.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThe house where Dele lives is close to the motorway network and the source said: “Unfortunately the robbers could have come from anywhere. Nobody knows whether Dele was specifically targeted or fell victim to robbers casing houses in the area.“But it is concerning that this comes after Jan’s family home was robbed and it raises worrying questions.”Dele’s official spokeswoman would not comment on the incident.Police appealed for anyone with information to contact them via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD185/13May.Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at tips@the-sun.co.uk or call 0207 782 4368 . You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.last_img read more

Makabansa hoops tips off

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? All 18 teams led by defending champion Senate Advocates get to strut their wares on Saturday when the second edition of the Makabansa Basketball League takes off at Meralco Fitness Center in Pasig City.MVP Sports Foundation chair Manny V. Pangilinan heads the guest list along with Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi at the opening of the recreational tournament that features government officials and employees as well as executives of private companies.ADVERTISEMENT With big-payday fights on the horizon, Ancajas hopes to put on a show vs Barrios Also expected to grace the opening are Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing and special prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval of the Office of the Ombudsman as well as former national basketball team coach and TV5 president Chot Reyes.Project lead Jang Moreno of Meralco said Asi Taulava and Kevin Alas of NLEX Road Warriors and Ranidel de Ocampo and Jared Dilinger of Meralco Bolts will also be in attendance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Balanced Bolts make it 3 straight wins, beat Painters

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tolomia and Durham had seven points each in the fourth quarter, where Meralco broke loose from a tight contest after going on a 14-3 run capped by a Cliff Hodge jumper that made it, 88-77, with 2:31 left. Hodge chalked up a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.Norbert Torres paced the Elasto Painters (2-6) with 16 points while Terrence Watson had 14 points and 13 rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UP ends losing spell at expense of UE MOST READ LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentscenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal PBA IMAGESMeralco stayed in playoff contention after beating Rain or Shine, 91-82, in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts racked up their third straight win and moved up to ninth place with a 4-6 record, just half a game behind for the eighth and last quarterfinals slot.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I think it’s been nine quarters of very solid defense on our part starting with the last quarter of the NLEX game and going to the Magnolia game and even tonight,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Everyone was operating as a team, closing out, challenging their shooters. We made mistakes but overall, our defense was good. On the other end, we had good balanced scoring tonight with a lot of guys contributing. Durham did not have to dominate the game offensively because other guys stepped up and really helped.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAllen Durham had game-highs of 19 points and 20 rebounds while five others finished in double-digit scoring for the Bolts led by Mike Tolomia’s 17 points.Mike Tolomia came off the bench and gave us a big lift today,” Black praised. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Taskforce Releases ‘Persons of Interest’

first_imgThe Special Presidential Taskforce has released an initial list of ‘persons of interest’ for a compliance screening exercise on all General Auditing Commission (GAC) reports that are not currently being investigated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) or prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in the country.The Minister of State without Portfolio and Chair of the Taskforce, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, says the exercise effectively began on Monday, June 6.He said the names will be updated every week depending on how issues raised in the GAC reports are resolved. The Taskforce emphasized further that each person of interest has a period of 30 days to contact the office of the Minister of State without Portfolio responsible for compliance review to respond to the concerns raised in the GAC reports.Those concerned are asked to contact cell numbers 0886775571 or 0770130629 to schedule an appointment, a release said.Meanwhile, the Taskforce has noted that the pending exercise is purely administrative, and not an investigatory or prosecutorial process. “Our role is not to investigate and prosecute the GAC report. Our role at this point is to do compliance screening; to assist the GAC; ensuring that answers to the questions that were left unanswered are resolved. If we find improprieties, we will refer those to the LACC,” the Taskforce Chair clarified. Attached are the initial names of those persons of interest listed for the exercise:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more