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

Messi says Argentina future depends on World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi called time on his Argentina career after the 2016 Copa America final before promptly reneging on his decision © AFP/File / Vasily MAXIMOVBRONNITSY, Russian Federation, Jun 11 – Argentina captain Lionel Messi said his international future will be determined by his country’s performance at the World Cup in Russia.“It will depend on how far we go, how we’re going to finish” at the finals, Messi said in an interview with Spanish daily Sport. “We’ve just lost three finals in a row, which has led to us going through some difficult moments with the press,” added the Barcelona forward.“Notably with the Argentine press because we have differences of opinion over what it means to make these three finals.”Argentina lost the 2014 World Cup final 1-0 to Germany after extra time, before suffering successive defeats by Chile on penalties at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.Messi, who will turn 31 during the World Cup, believes Spain, Brazil, Germany, France and Belgium are the leading contenders for the title.“There are lots of teams who arrive with lots of confidence, with both a team game and individual talents,” said the five-time world player of the year.Argentina launch their World Cup campaign against Iceland on Saturday in Moscow, with games to follow against Croatia and Nigeria in Group D.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Napoli striker Milik robbed at gunpoint after Liverpool win

first_imgThe two assailants — whose faces were entirely covered by helmets — approached the footballer’s car and pointed a gun at him, ordering him to hand over his Rolex Daytona watch worth 7,000 euros ($8,000).The robbers then sped into the countryside towards Licola, police said according to the AGI news agency.As soon as he recovered from the shock, Milik went to the nearest police station to report the crime.Attacks on professional players in the southern Italian city are frequent.Italian international Lorenzo Insigne was robbed of jewelry, cash and a luxury watch in 2016 and the club’s Slovakian captain, Marek Hamsik, was held up at gunpoint in the centre of the city four years ago.Napoli beat last year’s Champions League finalists 1-0 with a 90th-minute Insigne goal to go top of Group C.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik was robbed at gunpoint after his team’s Champions League win over Liverpool in Naples. © AFP / CARLO HERMANNNAPLES, Italy, Oct 4 – Napoli’s Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik was robbed at gunpoint on his way home after his team’s Champions League win over Liverpool, Italian police said on Thursday.The 24-year-old was in his car heading towards his home at Varcaturo on the Domitian Coast 20km west of Naples at around 2am when his car was stopped by a high-powered motorcycle blocking the road.last_img read more

Use-of-force cases still a problem

first_imgThe Los Angeles Police Department continues to need to improve its investigation of use-of-force cases – particularly officer-involved shootings – to satisfy the terms of a federal consent decree, a court-appointed monitor reported Thursday. Kroll Associates’ audit said that while the LAPD has made substantial improvements in transforming the department, there still have been several cases in which inadequate or improper interviews have occurred in use-of-force cases. It noted that improper techniques also have been used in booking evidence and, in one case, a witness was allowed to leave a scene without being properly interviewed. The monitors said there also have been instances in which officers were not separated before they could be interviewed in connection with the cases. rick.orlov@dailynews.com 213-978-0390160Want 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 MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The audit also raised questions over the amount of time officers are allowed to serve in anti-gang units, as well as their supervision. It was controversy over the Rampart Division’s anti-gang units that led to the federal consent decree. But despite those issues, the monitors found general departmentwide compliance – particularly with the biggest aspect of the Teams II computer system. The system was rolled out in July and appears to be meeting its goal of tracking officers, complaints and other incidents, the audit said. And even more importantly, the monitors said it appears the department is increasingly embracing reform. “As LAPD continues to make strides toward substantial compliance with the individual areas of reform, it is important to recognize the difference between transactional and transformative change,” the report said. last_img read more

Rahlves knocked from World Cup lead

first_imgThe 36-year-old Nyberg became the oldest man to finish among the top three in a World Cup race. He beat the mark set by Italy’s Kristian Ghedina, who at 35 was runner-up last season in a downhill at Chamonix, France. “I am a bit proud of this but I’m not going to quit for all that,” Nyberg said. “My goal is to ski at the world championships at home in Sweden next year.” Rahlves was 14th in the opening run before his crash near the finish of his second trip. Miller was 16th after his left ski got stuck coming out of the start hut on his first run. Rahlves and Miller are tied for second in the overall standings. Also for the U.S., Ted Ligety was 13th and Erik Schlopy 15th. The U.S. Olympic team will be announced Jan. 25. Miller, Rahlves and Schlopy already have qualified for the giant slalom squad. “I reached a major goal of mine today,” said Raich, who won last month at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. “It’s a dream come true. It’s a classic and a victory means a lot on such a difficult course.” Raich was followed by Fredrik Nyberg of Sweden while Kalle Palander of Finland and Stephan Goergl of Austria shared third. Rahlves crashed during the second run, and U.S. teammate Bode Miller, the overall champion, was 14th. ADELBODEN, Switzerland – Austria’s Benjamin Raich overcame a late mistake Saturday to win a World Cup giant slalom, the last before next month’s Olympics, and overtake Daron Rahlves atop the overall standings. Raich completed the treacherous two runs on the Chuenisbaergli course in 2 minutes, 23.25 seconds for his second straight giant slalom victory. center_img 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

CRAFTY DROGHEDA END HEROIC HARPS’ CUP DREAMS

first_imgFinn Harps can hold their heads up high as they gave it their all in their FAI Cup replay tonight.A craftier Drogheda Utd side proved to have a little more in the tank for Harps as they ended their cup dreams for yet another season winning 2-0.The Donegal side were forced to a replay at Hunky Dorys Park after a late equaliser at Finn Park last Friday night saw the game end 1-1 after a late eualiser from Drogheda. Harps tried to match their Premier League opposition in every department tonight and did so for the first half which ended scoreless.But Drogheda threw what proved to be the decisive punch in the 50th minute when Declan O’Brien finished Shane Grimes’ cross from close range to beat Ciaran Gallagher.Harps were living on half chances with both Kevin McHugh and Tommy McMonagle going close.Harps were dealt a major blow when they were reduced to ten men following the sending off of Damien McNulty in the 75th minute. Drogheda, with the numerical advantage, had the chance to finish off Harps in the 79th minute through Peter Hynes.Through on goal on a one-on-one with Harps ‘keeper Gallagher, Hynes tried a cheeky lob but was foiled well by the Harps number one.Peter Hutton’s side threw everything at Drogheda in the last ten minutes but Drogheda were happy to soak up the pressure with the extra man.Harps were given some glimmer of hope when the referee announced six minutes of injury time in the 90th minute.But whatever slight hope they had soon disappeared when Drogheda added a second in the 92nd minute through David Cassidy. Cassidy linked up with Ryan Brennan to ‘round Gallagher and apply a simple tap-in to make it 2-0.It was a cruel end to Harps gallant cup efforts this season.CRAFTY DROGHEDA END HEROIC HARPS’ CUP DREAMS was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:Drogheda Utdfai cupfinn harpslast_img read more

ELECTED: GARY DOHERTY (SF) AND FRANK McBREARTY (IND)

first_imgGary celebratesELECTED: GARY DOHERTY (SF) AND FRANK McBREARTY (IND)STRANORLARStranorlar – Six seat electoral area Electorate – 19,396Total poll – 10,775Spoiled Votes – 147Total Valid Poll – 10,628 Quota – 1,519Doherty, Gary (SF) 1967McBrearty, Frank (Ind) 1591McGowan, Patrick (FF) 1414 1439Crawford, Gerry (FF) 1220 1247 Harley, Martin (FG) 1136 1153Doherty, Liam (SF) 1054 1356Galbraith, Bert (FG) 694 701Kee, Seamus (Ind) 434 474 McMenamin, Alan (Ind) 312 319Kennedy, Claudia (FF) 303 309McDyer, Charlotte (Charlie) (PBPA) 237 247McCrea, Brian (Lab) 228 234Meehan, Tim (Ind) 38 39 ELECTED: GARY DOHERTY (SF) AND FRANK McBREARTY (IND) was last modified: May 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:Frank McBreartyGary DohertySinnFeinlast_img read more

ORGANISERS HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY RNLI CHARITY SWIM

first_imgSupporters of the RNLI Lifeboats on Mountcharles Pier for the annual New Year’s Day 2013 SwimThe annual RNLI New Years Day Swim takes place this Wednesday at Mountcharles Pier (weather permitting ) at 3.30pm.Donegal Town RNLI spokesman Paul O Sullivan said: “We’re dependent on the tide but we’ve a mid afternoon start on Wednesday so we’re hoping for a big turnout.“The event has become very popular and even if you don’t want to take the plunge, we’d be delighted to see you. It’s mighty craic and we’ll have hot punch for afters. But more importantly, it raises much needed funds for the three Donegal based Lifeboat Stations at Bundoran, Arranmore and Lough Swilly ( Buncrana) who between them alone saved 68 lives in 2012.” There are 56 Lifeboats around the island of Ireland and 95% of all RNLI activity is voluntary. The RNLI is an All Ireland and UK organisation founded in 1824. In 1922, the newly formed Irish State Government specifically asked the RNLI to remain in Ireland and continue its’ good work”. 189 years the RNLI is still here and look forwarded to saving more lives in 2014. The RNLI saved 1,041 lives around Ireland in 2012.John Darch , Chairman of the Donegal Town RNLI told DD ” The RNLI continues to enjoy extraordinary support from the public in general. Our 56 Lifeboats are crewed by 3,000 voluntary people who often out their own lives on the line to save others. Nationally our boats were launched 939 times in 2012 saving 1041 lives. That’s a lot of happy families this Christmas.” ORGANISERS HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY RNLI CHARITY SWIM was last modified: December 30th, 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:annual swimDonegal TownMOUNTCHARLESRNLIlast_img read more