NLEX crushes Magnolia, equalizes series at 2-2

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX put up a better fight on Friday, pulling off a 91-79 Game 4 victory over Magnolia to pull even at 2-2 in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at Mall of Asia Arena.Coming off a tight first half, the Road Warriors staged a killer 14-0 rampage to open the third frame and build a 16-point advantage, 55-39.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Hotshots tried to storm back but Kiefer Ravena put the result beyond doubt with seven straight points in the final 3:13, including the dagger three with 1:42 remaining for the 91-77 lead.Ravena led the Road Warriors with 20 points, five assists, and three rebounds off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe victory allowed Road Warriors to make the series a virtual best-of-three.Game 5 is on Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View commentscenter_img Arellano repeats as NCAA cheerleading champion “After back-to-back wins by Magnolia, we felt that this was a big game for us — a do-or die. A 1-3 series deficit would have been a foregone conclusion especially when you’re facing Magnolia,” said coach Yeng Guiao. “But we had that sense of urgency tonight. It’s rare that we get lucky because our shots went in just like how their shots went in back in Game 3.”NLEX shot a sky-high 52-percent from the field and went 10-of-26 from threes.Kevin Alas formed a potent combo with Ravena and registered 13 markers, six boards, and five dimes.The Road Warriors’ veterans also did their part, with JR Quiñahan adding 14 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Larry Fonacier got 10 markers and five boards.Guiao also commended the team’s defense, shutting down key contributors and forcing Magnolia to a measly 36-percent from the field.ADVERTISEMENT “I hope that we can keep up with this defense for the rest of the series,” the seasoned mentor said.Ian Sangalang paced the Hotshots with 15 points and 14 rebounds in the defeat, while Mark Barroca and Paul Lee were both limited to 11 markers each.The Scores:NLEX 91 — Ravena 20, Quiñahan 14, Alas 13, Fonacier 10, Baguio 9, Soyud 9, Rios 5, Tiongson 5, Mallari 4, Al-Hussaini 2, Miranda 0, Taulava 0.MAGNOLIA 79 — Sangalang 15, Barroca 11, Lee 11, Jalalon 10, Dela Rosa 9, Ramos 9, Simon 6, Reavis 4, Gamalinda 2, Pascual 2, Brondial 0, Herndon 0, Melton 0, Mendoza 0.Quarters: 25-20, 41-39, 69-59, 91-79.RELATED VIDEO Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverylast_img read more

So near, so VAR – 100 days out, technology eyed for Asian Cup

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Asian Cup – from January 5 to February 1 – will also break new ground as it involves a record 24 teams, up from 16 in 2015. /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Philippine Azkals vs Nepal in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netKUALA LUMPUR – Asia’s football body said Thursday it was considering using Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR) technology “at some stage” at the Asian Cup – just 100 days before the tournament kicks off in the United Arab Emirates.VAR, used to review major decisions mid-match, was used at the World Cup earlier this year.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 The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it “plans” to use VAR in the UAE, “pending final confirmation that all necessary preparation is in place”.“Asian football is determined to embrace technology for the good of the game and we are looking into the introduction of VAR at some stage during the AFC’s pinnacle competition,” said AFC president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in a statement.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“We saw the VAR first-hand during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and it was clear to everyone that there needed to be a great deal of training of officials and investment in facilities to make sure that the system was effective and a positive addition to the game,” he added.Although the schedule is tight, it is similar to FIFA’s timetable after VAR was formally approved about three months ahead of the World Cup. Ortiz fight off after ex-welterweight champ charged with rape Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

“Take over Your Economy,” Ezzat Eid Challenges Liberians

first_imgThe president of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), Mr. Ezzat Eid, has thrown out the challenge to Liberians to take over their own economy by investing more in business.Making the call while serving as a chief launcher of the Liberia Business Directory, Mr. Eid called on Liberians to invest more in the business sector as a way of contributing to the economy development of their country.According to the president of WLCU, it is the hope of the Lebanese community to see Liberians taking over their own economy and see what it takes to invest into business.The Liberian business climate is dominated by Lebanese businessmen including Ezzat Eid, and this has raised contention over the years that government allows foreigners to take over Liberian economy instead of empowering Liberians to take over their own economy.“I always tell my Liberian and Lebanese friends, when you are outside of business, you always criticize the business community. So, I want to encourage more Liberians to go into business and see what it takes to do business,” he said.Mr. Eid rejected claims by Liberians that Lebanese were taking over their economy. Reacting to his election as president of the WLCU, Mr. Eid attributed the successes of Lebanese businesses to being honest in loan repayments unlike Liberians, whom he said hardly repay the loans they receive.Mr. Eid, who is the general manager of the Royal Grand Hotel in Sinkor, said the launch of the LBD is very important and as such, it must be supported by all business people.The directory also gives historical details on Liberian trade and tourism, and its importance to schools, banks, hospitals as well as government institutions.The LBD is an important instrument for the development of trade and tourism.  It lists government institutions, embassies, NGOs, business houses, hospitals, clinics, schools and churches with their telephone numbers and emails.Considering these details provided by LBD, Mr. Eid said it is an instrument that will be used to connect businesses, where customers, particularly first time investors, will need business partners.He told the business community to morally and financially support the project, noting, “We all know the importance of this directory, so supporting it is supporting our own businesses as well.”At the same time, Mr. Eid assured the LBD family of his full support as well as that of the Lebanese business community.Also speaking, Wynston O.L. Fallah, vision bearer and publisher of the Liberia Business Directory, said the process of writing the book is for everyone to have access to contacts of the places of business they desire.Mr. Fallah said the LBD covers the entire country and has added more value to the research to enable business people and tourists locate the right products and services.“As you know, being a publisher requires hard work and we are now celebrating the second edition of Liberia Business Directory, and we want this opportunity to encourage us to redirect our lives to trade and tourism. It took us two years to fulfill this dream of bringing LBD to the public and we hope it will play a positive role in many lives,” said Fallah.Mr. Fallah said, “This 2015 and 2016 edition of Liberia Business Directory will contribute to the ongoing discussions on the importance of business and tourism in Liberia.”He said business people and tourists will learn more about Liberia’s post-war development and how they can maximize their opportunities and reap the benefits of a good business directory.“We need your support to publish this business directory every year. This business directory will give Liberians the opportunity to employment, pay taxes and add value to Liberia’s trade and tourism industry. This does not happen automatically, we need your help,” he pleaded.However, Mr. Fallah used the occasion to extend his gratitude to Representative Edwin Snowe, Jr., Mr. G. Roosevelt Pratt, Madam Barkue Tubman, and many subscribers and people who helped to make the publication and launching a success.For his part, the director general of the Liberian Broadcasting System (LBS), Darryl Ambrose Nmah, thanked the publisher and the board for conceptualizing and putting the dream to a reality.Mr. Nmah noted that launching of the LBD is a big step in telling the story of Liberia’s economy.The launching of the LBD was attended by officials of government, including Commerce & Industry Minister Axel Addy and representatives from the American Embassy as well as other well-known Liberian business entrepreneurs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Weapons, ammo found in Potaro during raid

first_imgActing on intelligence, members of the Guyana Police Force’s F Division (Interior Locations) have unearthed at least three weapons and a quantity of ammunition when they swooped down on a location in Wild Lang Mission, Potaro River, Essequibo over the weekend.Based on information received, the ranks found a single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun and a .38 revolver along with 22 live 12-gauge cartridges, 14 empty 12-gauge casings and a shotgun stock.At the time of the raid, no one was at the location, but the items were seized and taken as evidence. Up to late Sunday evening, no arrests were made.The Police have seized a total of 47 illegal weapons during the January-April period this year. These include 30 pistols, nine revolvers, nine shotguns, one sub-machine gun and one rifle.Only last month, Police ranks of the C Division (East Coast Demerara) arrested three men, including a teenager, with one Taurus .40 pistol with six live rounds and two .32 Special revolvers with four live rounds.last_img read more

Gor Mahia Youth to face Slum Dwellers in Chapa Dimba Nairobi Finals

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia player Tony Kegode (left) strikes the ball past Kamukunji High Player Kiama Duane during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional Semifinals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika rd. Gor Mahia qualified for the Finals after scoring Kamukunji High 3-1.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 17 – Gor Mahia Youth FC from Makadara and Slum Dwellers from Westlands will on Sunday battle for the Nairobi region Supremacy in the ongoing Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom.Kogalo qualified for finals after scoring 3-1 against Kamukunji High from Kamukunji as Slum Dwellers managed 3:1 defeat against South B United from Starehe in penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation time. It was a tough match for Kogalo who played one-man less after Omwenga Dickson was given a red card for rough play in a pouring rain.Earlier, in the girls’ category, it was a goal galore for Beijing Raiders from Starehe who scored 7-2 against Kangemi Ladies from Westlands as Acakoro Ladies from Kasarani managed a slim win of 1:0 against rivals Soweto Queens. Beijing Raiders will therefore face Acakoro Ladies tomorrow in the finals.Gor Mahia player Dickson Omwenga (left) controls the ball past Kamukunji High Goalkeeper Brian Opiyo during the Safaricom Chapa Dimba Regional Semifinals at Stima Club Grounds, Thika road. Gor Mahia qualified for the Finals after scoring Kamukunji High 3-1.“Today’s match was very challenging since six of my players had knee injuries but I am glad we made it.We will face one of the toughest teams in Nairobi tomorrow in the finals but we are looking forward to a good game. We must triumph”, said Pauline Awuor, Coach – Acakoro Ladies.Eight teams took part in the semifinals of the tournament held at Stima Club Grounds, Nairobi.“The weather was not favourable today but we did our best. We are looking forward to wining tomorrow and joining others for National finals. God willing we will fly to London. We play and train together and that is our secret to success,” said Chris Alpher, Captain – Gor Mahia Youth FC.It was a tough match for Kogalo who played one-man less after Omwenga Dickson was given a red card for rough play in a pouring rain.The  winners in tomorrow’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Shs 200,000 and will proceed to the National finals set for the 22nd to  25th March, this year.The first runners-up will also receive a cash reward of Shs 100,000 each.So far, Rift valley, Eastern, Nyanza, North Eastern, Coast, Western and Central regions have produced teams for the national finals. Nairobi is the last region to host the regional finals ahead of the National Finals set to kick off on the 22nd of March at Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega County.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Kenyan football struggles in financial crisis

first_img0Shares0000“Kenyan Premier League CEO Jack Oguda and chairman Ambrose Rachier in a past event. PHOTO/FileNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 10 – The Kenyan Premier League has not paid its referees since the season began and the situation looks to head down south with no white smoke over the search of a new sponsor after the exit of betting firm SportPesa.With no broadcast partner nor any other source of income for the league managers, the daily running of Kenya’s top flight league looks shaky but Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda says they are hopeful of getting a sponsor within the next month. “At the moment we don’t have anything concrete but we have knocked on a few doors and sent out proposals to various prospective sponsors. We are hopeful that we can get something because the situation is not so good at the moment,” Oguda told Capital Sport. Sofapaka boss Elly Kalekwa who heads the league’s sponsorship and marketing committee also says they are hopeful something will come up even as they continue to scrape through to ensure the league continues running smoothly.“We will keep searching and see what comes out of it,” he stated.The financial drought affecting the top tier is just but a reflection of what is happening around the 18 clubs, with very few currently able to keep their daily programs running.Corporate clubs are among the few clubs whose financial situations are okay. They include KCB, Tusker FC, Ulinzi Stars, Bandari and Wazito FC who are bankrolled by businessman Ricardo Badoer.Gor Mahia players line up before a past Kenyan Premier League match. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFor most of the other teams, including the country’s two most successful clubs, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards, the situation is dire.Gor and AFC have already stretched the begging bowls out on the streets hoping that well wishers will come to their aid to enable them run their clubs with no sponsors in sight.Sony Sugar last weekend gave a walkover after failing to turn up for their game at home against AFC Leopards after their sponsors Quantdragon disappeared on them, while their parent sponsors are also facing tough financial times.Many clubs also owe players salaries in arrears of up to four months as the financial crisis in the country’s football circles continued to bite.“It was a bit better when SuperSport was there because we had grants of almost half a million every month and that would help us settle a few things here and there. Right now there is nothing and even the small we got from SportPesa is no longer available,” Sony Sugar chairman Gabriel Otiende stated.And it is worse in the second tier National Super League with their broadcast partners Bamba Sports having halted their partnership and with most of the teams being self-sponsored, times are indeed dire.“These are difficult times for Kenyan football because of the number of sponsors we have lost over the last month.The economy is also not doing good but we are hoping the government can step in and offer some support,” Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa says.0Shares0000(Visited 58 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal student acquitted of causing harm to another man after comedy gig

first_imgA student from Co Donegal has been acquitted of inflicting grievous bodily harm on another man in an early morning incident in Belfast.It took a jury of nine men and three woman less than an hour today to return a unanimous “not guilty” verdict against Arlen Noonan. The Belfast Telegraph reports that in a two-day trial held at Belfast Crown Court, Mr Noonan (20) stood accused of attacking a man who sustained a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain in the incident, which was captured on CCTV.Noonan – who has been at a comedy gig in Belfast with friends on the evening in question – always admitted punching the complainant once, but said he was acting in defence of his friend.The CCTV footage of the incident – which occurred outside the City Hall in the early hours of November 10 last year – was played to the jury. The footage showed an altercation between the complainant and a friend of Mr Noonan’s, and also showed Mr Noonan punching the complainant once to the side of the face.This resulted in the complainant falling back, striking his head on the ground and being rendered unconscious. He was rushed to hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull and a bruise on the brain.The jury was told that prior to the punch being thrown, the complainant had been involved in a separate, unrelated incident where he had been attacked and sustained facial injuries.Mr Noonan saw the complainant sitting on a bench with a bloody face, helped him and gave him a tissue to mop up the blood. A short time later, an altercation between the complainant and Mr Noonan’s friend occurred, which resulted in Mr Noonan punching the complainant.The student always admitted striking out once, but denied the charge and said he acted in self-defence in a bid to protect his friend.The complainant gave evidence at the trial and, after watching the CCTV footage for the first time, he admitted he was acting aggressively.Jurors also heard from a retired Guard who knows the Noonan family and described the student as a hard-working, decent young man.After deliberating for less than an hour, the jury returned a unanimous “not guilty” verdict.At this point, Judge Philip Gilpin addressed a weeping Mr Noonan and told him: “You have been acquitted. You are a free man. You can leave the dock.”Donegal student acquitted of causing harm to another man after comedy gig was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 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:acquittedArlene NoonanattackBelfastcomedy gigdonegalstudentlast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE CÚL FUN AT ST MARY’S CONVOY

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Another day of fun at the Cúl Camp at St Mary’s GAA Club in Convoy. Pictures By Gabrielle GallagherPICTURE SPECIAL: MORE CÚL FUN AT ST MARY’S CONVOY was last modified: July 2nd, 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:convoyPicture special Cul CampsSt Mary’s GAA clublast_img read more

Fulham reach agreement to sign defender after completing Jean Michael Seri

first_img who plays? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence NEW ERA REVEALED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Fulham have reached an agreement to sign Maxime Le Marchand from Nice.The transfer comes minutes after the announcement of Jean Michael Seri, who also joins from the Ligue 1 side. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade predicted ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Latest Premier League news Maxime Le Marchand in action for Nice last season. possible xi The versatile defender can play at both centre-back and left-back and made 29 starts for the French club last term.Speaking to Fulham‘s official website, he said: “I’m very happy to sign for Fulham, this is a big club that’s very popular.“I’m also happy to have joined up with a good friend, Jean Michaël Seri. I know that there is a lot of hard work ahead and I hope to bring my very best to this team.”Tony Khan added: “I’m very pleased that we’ve agreed to a transfer for defender Maxime Le Marchand from Nice.“Strengthening our squad is always a priority. In that spirit, we’ve done a lot of work on Maxime and believe that his skills and versatility will be valuable assets. Come on Fulham!” 1 gameday Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? last_img read more

Liverpool, Spurs, Barcelona and Man City keeping tabs on £30m-rated wonderkid

first_imgIt has been a blistering start to life in Italy for Piatek, who only joined the club from Cracovia in the summer after bagging 21 goals in 36 outings in Poland’s top flight last term.Despite paying just £3.5million to land him in the summer, Genoa now rate the 23-year-old forward at around £30million but that has not put off clubs from keeping tabs on him.And now Piatek has revealed that he has heard rumours that Barcelona are among the sides keen on snapping him up.He told Diario Sport: “I have heard that Barcelona want to sign me, but I do not believe it. “I did very well last season and felt I needed to move on and I have only been here for two months helping my team, but who knows what the situation will be next year.”His crowning moment thus far came when he scored four goals in the Coppa Italia in one game against Lecce. Piatek has been unstoppable thus far in Serie A He could be set for a £30million transfer, having cost just £3.5million this summer 2 2 Krzysztof Piatek is aware of Barcelona’s interest in him, with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool still keen on signing the starlet.All three Premier League clubs have regularly scouted the Genoa hotshot after already netting 13 times in just eight appearances in all competitions so far this season.last_img read more