Archers shoot down Eagles

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “We’re in a very good spot because we’re peaking at the right time,” said La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. “The players have been very responsible in terms of their commitment to our goal.”No player put Ayo’s words to heart than Cameroonian center Ben Mbala, who reprised his MVP form with 28 points and 19 rebounds, while Ricci Rivero fired 21 points, including two crucial free throws with 8.9 seconds for the final count before close to 14,000 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe victory spoiled an elimination-round sweep for the Eagles, who would have also gotten an outright finals berth with a victory.But the Archers had other plans, tightening up defensively when it mattered as they closed the game with a 10-0 run that included a short jumper from Kib Montalbo with 40.3 seconds remaining that gave La Salle a 77-76 advantage. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane PLAY LIST 01:16Rouhani: Iran ‘deeply sorry’ about downing of plane05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 With 12 seconds remaining, the Eagles bungled a chance for a go-ahead basket when Isaac Go missed a wide-open floater with the rebound falling to Rivero who calmly drilled the free throws.Instead of a stepladder semifinals where La Salle would have also owned a twice-to-beat edge on the winner of third and fourth seeds, the result meant the Final Four will be played starting Saturday when the Archers face the Adamson Falcons in a rematch of last season’s pairing.Ateneo faces Far Eastern U on Sunday with the Eagles armed with the Final Four incentive.Earlier, University of Santo Tomas averted a winless season after hammering out an 88-85 victory over University of the East.The Growling Tigers finally got their acts together down the stretch to finish the season with a 1-13 record.ADVERTISEMENT The outcome had little impact on La Salle’s Final Four bid, but this was one game the defending champion Green Archers just could not afford to lose.With a pulsating 79-76 victory over fierce rival Ateneo on Sunday night, the Archers showed they’re nearing peak form heading into the most important stretch of UAAP Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Foreign PGT bets eye breakthrough It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Petron wants PSL Invitational title this time

first_imgBicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town MPBL: San Juan thumps Pampanga, Parañaque clips Valenzuela 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Now that the tournament will reinstate the special playing regulations that will require all teams to play their whole lineup, Delos Santos said they will ask their second stringers to level up their game.“We’ll definitely push the other players especially the bench players to improve their conditioning and to really give their best because they’ll all be playing in the game,” he said.Delos Santos will also be banking on senior players Ces Molina, Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo and their veteran setter Rhea Dimaculangan in their bid to get another PSL title after capturing the Grand Prix crown last May.Other teams participating are Generika, F2, United Auctioneers, Cherrylume, Cocolife, Smart, Sta. Lucia and Cignal.The tournament will also feature the Philippine Women’s National Volleyball Team. However, the games of the national team will be non-bearing matches.ADVERTISEMENT PSL officials also explained that the national team players will be playing for their respective club teams when their games are held.The Chooks-to-Go PSL Invitational Cup will start on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blaze Spikers head coach Shaq Delos Santos said they are more eager to get back on track after losing to Japan’s Kobe Shinwa University and Cignal in the finals last year.“Our loss before in the Invitational Cup is a good experience for us because it made us realize that we really need to step up and be more careful every game,” said Delos Santos in Filipino at the press conference Thursday at Amelie Hotel in Malate.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 crownKobe Shinwa shared the PSL Invitational title with Cignal after dismantling Petron, 25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18 last year.“Definitely, we really want to get this [championship] that’s why we’ll give our best this time,” said Delos Santos. With the Philippine Superliga Invitational 2018 coming up, expect Petron to bring their A-game as they look to make up for a mishap that happened the last time this tournament was played.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Boima Folley Sports Center CEO Appeals for Protection

first_imgThen chief executive officer of Boima Folley Sports Center, located at Buzzy Quarters on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, has appealed to the Liberian government to protect Liberian owned businesses in the country.Mr. Boima Folley, Chief Executive Officer, said only when Liberian businesses are fully protected to secure contracts that they will grow.He said even though a good relationship exists between his company and the government, he expressed dissatisfaction that more interests were being giving to foreigner businesses when the PPCC sends out bids acquiring contracts.“The business atmosphere in the current regime is favorable but at the same time running a successful business demands crossing over challenges,” he said.Mr. Folley however said that with all the challenges, he will continue to overcome reports that Liberians are not good at doing successful businesses.“The Boima Folley Sports Center which was established in 2003 will always remain here to satisfy Liberians by given them the best sporting materials from the People’s Republic of China,” Folley said.He said his track record was tested when he successfully provided sporting materials in the last County Sports Meet to all the fifteen county representatives.Contributing, General Manager Bill Z. Jonson who named some of the challenges facing the company as the cost of transportation, increase in taxes, high duty taxes and other expenditures, noted “We will continue to work within the economic climate of the country.”Both men praised the Liberian government for the level of security business owners continue to enjoy in the country. “We can go home and sleep sound at night these days without fear,” Folley said, “We also happy with the current Liberia Electricity Corporation power sharing system.”Johnson said, “This helps to make better businesses in the country, and we are hopeful that the Liberian government will grow stronger the more businesses pay their taxes to the government.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Turn your life around” – Chief Magistrate tells teen

first_imgThe Director of Public Prosecutions on Wednesday advised that the two robbery charges instituted against Alvin Lewis be withdrawn.These revelations were made after the victims in the matter declined to provide evidence.In dismissing the cases at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Chief Magistrate placed the 18-year-old under the supervision of a probation officer.Further, Magistrate McLennan before dismissing the charges cautioned the teen and advised him to refrain from stealing and instructed him to “turn his life around.”The teen was charged with two counts of robbery; in one of the incidents the Virtual Complainant was allegedly brutalised.It is alleged that Lewis on February 14, 2019, at Queen Street, Rosemary Lane, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, robbed Shamar Marks of an $110,000 phone, a $45,000 gold chain and $50,000 in cash.The other charge against him alleged that on February 11, at Queen Street and Rosemary Lane, Tiger Bay, Georgetown; Lewis, while in the company of others, robbed Robert Daniels of two cellphones valued $175,000 and $239,000 in cash. During or immediately after the robbery, it is alleged that Lewis used personal violence against Daniels.last_img read more

Jagdeo details plans to tackle corruption

first_imgAs parties gear up to contest next year’s General and Regional Elections in about two months’ time, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has outlined plans that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will implement to tackle corruption in Government if it wins the upcoming polls.Opposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoJagdeo pointed out that leading up to the 2015 elections, which ousted the PPP from office after 23 years, the APNU/AFC coalition played on the perception that the then Government was corrupt. However, he pointed out that after nearly five years in office, the governing coalition has failed to present any concrete evidence to prove this.As such, going into the March 2, 2020 polls, the Opposition Leader said the PPP has to tackle such issues frontally. This includes outlining a clear plan of how it intends to uphold transparency and accountability in office.Among these efforts, he noted, is full reinstatement of the Integrity Commission. Jagdeo explained that despite persons in high public office being obligated to submit their declarations to the Commission, the coalition stopped this for three years.“We made it clear that we will ensure that we not only make submissions going forward but that [the coalition] also submit for those three years. So resumption of the Integrity Commission and strengthening the body,” he posited.Jagdeo, a former President, went on to outline too that the incumbent Administration has also managed to violate the country’s procurement laws – something they will have to correct as well.“I’ve given one example where the law is explicit on approval of contract. [They] moved away from that explicit position that Cabinet should not approve contract, must only give a ‘no objection’ and if it withholds the ‘no objection’, it has to why and write the Tender Board. This Government has violated all of the procurement laws. We intend to return to upholding the procurement laws,” he stressed.The Opposition Leader further noted that another area that the PPP will have to work on reversing doings of the governing coalition is the processing of duty-free concessions.“This Government has resumed ministerial processing of duty-free concessions. In the last budget, [Finance Minister Winston] Jordan passed a legislation that says you can now go to him and he can wavier the VAT or penalty associated with VAT – that never happened under the PPP. We removed the right the process concessions. When I was Finance Minister at that time, we inherited a system where the Minister used to sign the duty-free letter. We changed that and we said GRA (Guyana Revenue Authority) must process it.”According to Jagdeo, this is all enshrined in the laws. “… They wanted ministerial processing but we will return to technical processing,” he contended.He continued to point out that the PPP had published every privatisation done between 1992 and 2011 in a booklet, outlining details of those transactions, but under the coalition, many state assets are being privatised even without a Privatisation Board.“We had the [Privatisation] Unit and then it goes to the Board, which used to have three members from civil society – labour, Private Sector and consumer affairs… Now NICIL (National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited) makes all the decision. We used to use Unit-Board-Cabinet… we have to return to that with oversight of privatisation and publication of these transactions,” Jagdeo stated.As Guyana is now on the cusp of transformational development from its budding oil and gas industry, the Opposition Leader underscored the importance, now more than ever, of ensuring transparency and accountability in the sector. To this end, he reiterated plans by the PPP to ensure that all Guyanese are made aware of every dollar that comes in from the sector as well as the party’s intention to criminalise non-disclosure of oil money.According to the PPP plans, its Finance Minister can be jailed for up to 10 years if he or she fails to reveal information of monies collected from oil companies within a short period and gazette.Moreover, also among the plans on PPP’s anti-corruption list are the passage of campaign financing legislation as well as making access to information easier for the Guyanese public.“There are hundreds of things that we need to do or we can do to strength or even go back to what we had before… Those are just some of the ways you can strengthen accountability,” Jagdeo asserted.last_img read more

Fort St John Huskies to host North Peace Navigators in two games this weekend

first_imgAll games will be taking place at the North Peace Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are home this weekend for a two-game series as part of regular season NWJHL action.In this home game series, the Huskies will be host to the North Peace Navigators.Last weekend, the Huskies had an outstanding performance at the NWJHL Showcase as they were able to win both games with strong scores of 9-2 over the Sexsmith Vipers and 8-1 over the Fairview Flyers.- Advertisement -Currently, in the Division Standings, the Huskies are sitting in first place with 22 points, while the Navigators are in a close second place with 21 points.The first home game of the weekend for the Huskies vs. the Navigators is Saturday, November 16, with puck drop at 8:00 p.m.Then on Sunday, the Huskies will take on the Navigators once again with puck drop at 2:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rookie shuts out Ducks

first_imgSmith, who got the start in place of No. 1 goalie Marty Turco, made sliding saves on prime scoring chances by Travis Moen and Todd Marchant in the first five minutes of the third period to preserve the shutout. Smith, who recently received a two-year contract extension, made his first start since Dec.14 against the New York Rangers as Stars coach Dave Tippett wanted to throw a change at the Ducks. With Moen in the penalty box for interference, Dallas’ Sergei Zubov connected with Jokinen on a long lead pass. Jokinen skated past two defenders and beat Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a nifty move on the forehand at 4:13 for his 11th goal of the season. Dallas stopped all six Ducks power plays, making them 0-for-16 with the man advantage in the past four games. “We have not executed to the level we’re capable of, specifically on the power play,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We need to get more desperate.” DALLAS – Mike Smith made the most of his surprise start. The rookie goalie stopped 32shots for his third shutout in seven starts, and Jussi Jokinen scored a power-play goal early in the third period to lift the Dallas Stars to a 1-0 victory over the Ducks on Saturday. Photo Gallery: Ducks vs Dallas Stars “It was a big game for us and a big two points,” Smith said. “That’s a great team over there. They have a lot of firepower.” center_img Giguere made 20 saves for the slumping Ducks, 3-6-1 in their past 10 games. The Ducks held a 20-minute postgame meeting. “Every game is going to be like a playoff game from here on out,” Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger said. “Every team we play is going to try to prove something or achieve something against us.” 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

Benzema scoring freely for Real, Atletico crash to Celta

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure seems to have left more space for Karim Benzema to score © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Sep 1 – Karim Benzema scored twice and Gareth Bale notched another for Real Madrid in a 4-1 thrashing of Leganes on Saturday after Atletico Madrid crashed to defeat in La Liga.Benzema grabbed a second-half double and might have got his hat-trick had Sergio Ramos passed on the penalty he scored after a foul on Marco Asensio. Atletico lost more ground on their city neighbours as they sank to a 2-0 defeat at Celta Vigo which coach Diego Simeone described as “a major wake-up call”.At the Santiago Bernabeu, Bale broke the deadlock with a smart half-volley, which was briefly cancelled out by Leganes’ Guido Carrillo, who converted his own spot-kick to ensure Thibaut Courtois’ first Madrid contribution was to pick the ball out of his own net.Rejuvenated under new coach Julen Lopetegui and, perhaps, liberated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Bale and Benzema impressed again. Bale has now scored three times and Benzema four from the first three La Liga games of the season.Together with Asensio, Real may be about to discover a new attacking trio of untouchables, even if Lopetegui rejected the idea afterwards.“The word untouchable does not exist in football,” Lopetegui said. “The goals were down to the whole team.”Real have also taken maximum points from their opening three fixtures in contrast to the same point last season when they were already five behind Barcelona.Leganes’ underwhelming start under new boss Mauricio Pellegrino continues. They are yet to post a victory.– Courtois debut –Former Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois made his Real Madrid debut © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSKeylor Navas was named last season’s best goalkeeper by UEFA on Thursday but was only deemed second choice here by Lopetegui, who handed Courtois his debut after joining from Chelsea earlier this month.“He has wished me a lot of luck, we get on very well,” Courtois said of Navas. “Sometimes people just want to create controversy.”Luka Modric took the place of Isco, in a midfield three with Casemiro and Toni Kroos. Bale and Asensio supported Benzema up front.Real’s confident start saw Asensio skip in behind but his lifted finish floated just over, before Bale’s cross was too quick for the straining head of Benzema at the back post.The first goal came after Ramos’ pass found Dani Carvajal as the furthest man forward and the full-back’s clever header back towards the penalty spot wrong-footed everyone except Bale. The Welshman arched his right leg over the bouncing ball, his finish just enough to beat Ivan Cuellar.Real looked in control but, against the run of play, Leganes earned a lifeline when Casemiro tripped Javier Eraso in the box. Carrillo sidefooted left as Courtois dived right.Benzema was unlucky to restore the lead when his fired shot was denied only by the foot of Cuellar but the striker did not have to wait long. Three minutes into the second half he headed in Asensio’s cross from the left after winning a tussle with Leganes’ Jonathan Silva.Referee Jaime Latre initially blew for a foul but, after consulting VAR, the replay showed Silva had been the aggressor and the goal stood.There was no doubt about Benzema’s second. He exchanged a one-two with Modric on the edge of the area and, drifting right, dragged his shot left, back across goal and into the bottom corner.He might have had his hat-trick had Ramos opted to delegate penalty duties after Asensio fell over a thoughtless challenge from Leganes captain Unai Bustinza. But Ramos took the spot-kick and made no mistake.Atletico coach Simeone said he “assumed responsibility” as his side went down to goals from Celta’s Maximilian Gomez and Spain forward Iago Aspas.Atletico drew their opener against Valencia before making amends with a 1-0 home win over Rayo Vallecano but they have now dropped points for the second time this season.“Celta played very well,” conceded Simeone. “We didn’t trouble them, they were sharp and obviously afterwards they knew how to defend their advantage.“We lacked precision with the chances we had, that’s why we failed to score.“It’s a major wake-up call, for me mainly because against Rayo we weren’t good in the final 10 minutes… But I’m not worried, I’m calm.”Reigning champions Barcelona take on Huesca at the Camp Nou on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Hayden given key Senate panel nod

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Senate Intelligence Committee strongly endorsed Gen. Michael V. Hayden on Tuesday to be the next director of the CIA, with all but three members, all Democrats, voting to send Hayden’s nomination to the Senate floor. The panel’s 12-3 vote virtually guarantees that Hayden will win confirmation by the full Senate, which is likely to vote on his selection before the end of the week. With the current CIA director, Porter J. Goss, planning to leave the agency on Friday, the White House had urged the Senate to move quickly on Hayden’s confirmation. The vote on Tuesday came just 15 days after President George W. Bush nominated Hayden. Four committee Democrats joined all eight Republican members in endorsing the general. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who is the panel’s chairman, called Hayden “a proven leader and a supremely qualified intelligence professional.” The committee’s vice chairman, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Hayden had shown “the necessary independence that is essential to restoring the CIA’s credibility and stature.” The Democrats who voted against the nomination were Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Evan Bayh of Indiana. Each cited concerns about Hayden’s role in a controversial domestic surveillance program he ran while head of the National Security Agency. “I am not convinced that the nominee respects the rule of law and Congress’ oversight responsibilities,” Feingold said.last_img read more