Marinero, Wangs extend streak

first_imgPBA IMAGESMarinerong Pilipino crushed Jose Rizal University, 84-62, on Monday to extend its win streak to five in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Abu Tratter scored 16 points and six rebounds and Gab Banal added 11 points as the Skippers improved to 6-2 and grabbed a share of second spot with Akari-AdamsonADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Pacquiao starts training for Matthysse It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City In the other game, Wangs-Letran staved off a late Go for Gold rally to win a third straight match, 91-88, and rise to 5-2. Bong Quinto drilled the insurance freebies in the final 8.2 seconds —RANDOLPH B. LEONGSON, INQUIRER.NETFEATURED 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 folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Arena a big boost to Ontario

first_imgWe should have known better. On Wednesday, city officials and representatives from AEG will have the symbolic groundbreaking for the Citizens Business Bank Arena, a state-of-the-art, 11,000-seat sports and entertainment arena. And we thought Fairplex was going to win the race for the first local arena. Perhaps the strangest inclusion is the Kaiser boys. The Cats were runners-up in the Southern Section’s IV-AA to Ontario Christian yet will open the state tournament in Division I on the road against top-seeded L.A. Fairfax. It’s hard to believe Kaiser (18-13) keeps playing while Etiwanda (22-8) is through. However, it’s equally tough to see quality girls teams such as Diamond Ranch and Colony stay home, but some hard decisions had be made. That’s the way it is reach year. … Arcata is not exactly a destination paradise, but it’s the center of the NCAA Division II men’s Western basketball world this week. Humboldt State earned the right to host the tourney probably more than Cal State San Bernardino or Cal Poly Pomona lost the right. This is what makes Division II so special. It’s nothing at all like the money-grubbin’ Division I tourney. No fancy arenas, just the one you play in. An opportunity for the local fans to support the home team one final time. Part of the charm is the journey, and by most accounts, it’s a five-hour trip up the coast from San Francisco. … Last week’s bus crash that claimed the lives of several Bluffton (Ohio) University baseball players in Georgia triggered memories of back-road travels in southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana from so many years ago. Each day across this country, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of vans and buses that carry collegiate athletes to and from various sporting events. The number of miles, if compiled, would be staggering. For the most part, the safety record is remarkable. Yet, all it takes is one crash, one fatality, to remind us of those real dangers and how much we take it for granted. With spring upon us, we’ll see those vans and buses criss-crossing Southern California with baseball, tennis, softball and track and field athletes. Let’s cut them a break whenever possible. … What it is about being a driver and flying jets? Last week, NHRA Funny Car driver Robert Hight had the opportunity to ride with the Navy’s Blue Angels out of El Centro. Hight said he “almost blacked out” during the 30-minute flight. On Wednesday, NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Kyle Busch will get a hometown treat in Las Vegas. He’ll be joining the Air Force Thunderbirds as they train at Nellis Air Force Base, just across the street from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. … Some guys just never grow up. John Fink, a crew member of Del Worsham’s drag racing team, recently purchased a British-made 1985 Chieftain Mark V battle tank, replacing a pair of Korean War-vintage tanks. “The first hurdle is to actually get it shipped up here,” Fink said of the 100,000-pound tank, “because it’s so big it’s not like you can just load it on an ordinary flatbed and just roll down the highway with it.” Worsham’s Chino Hills neighbors should feel well-protected. … The Quakes are on a talent search, and this one has nothing to do with the Angels. Rather, the Rancho Cucamonga minor league team is seeking an on-field emcee, public address announcer or a member of the in-game promotions crew. Tryouts for PA announcer (Quakes old-timers will recall that David Achord got his start this way in San Bernardino) will be held on March 21 while the on-field emcee auditions are set for March 22. Appointments are necessary by calling Jonathan Mercier or Frank Novak at (909) 481-5000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to two-time CIF 2A 400 meters champion Tonya Irick of Apple Valley High School (1987-88). It’s an event many of us thought would never happen, and certainly not with this group. We just didn’t have enough faith in Ontario’s elected officials or City Manager Greg Devereaux for that matter. center_img Ironically, the new arena will rise from the graveyard that was once Ontario Motor Speedway. That was a project that held so much promise, but those were promises that were never kept and kept a city from moving ahead in the eyes of many. The tradeout wasn’t fair for Ontario: 10 years worth of events for more than 25 years of idle land use, a constant reminder of over reach. This is the dawning of a new era for Ontario. This time, the organization is in place to make the promises a reality. The lessons of a difficult past have been learned. … Regardless of sport, playoff pairings always seem to create controversy. And since this is basketball season, the state’s basketball selection committee is the latest to draw fire. The state tourney is enrollment-based, which is the only way to level such a large playing field. As such, it will create some strange situations. last_img read more

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Dapper K’Ogalo touch down in London

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) “We are happy to be here today. For almost all the players, it’s a first time being in the United Kingdom so you can really see the excitement. I was here with the SportPesa All Star team in 2016 when we played Hull,” Skipper Harun Shakava said.Gor Mahia led out by assistant coach Zedekiah Otieno arrive at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 2, 2018 ahead of their game against Everton FC in Liverpool on November 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We are happy especially with how we have been treated by the sponsors SportPesa. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it gives us such joy.”Midfielder Humphrey Mieno who scored the lone goal in the friendly between the SportPesa All Stars and Hull City in 2016 was delighted to return to England and hopes for the same scoring fortunes on Tuesday.Gor Mahia players at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 2, 2018 ahead of their game against Everton FC in Liverpool on November 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe team had earlier on in the day been a trending topic in Nairobi for their suits, a first one for a Kenyan team.“I was so surprised that within a few minutes, everyone was already talking about our suits. The players look so good and we are pleased to be here. This is a milestone for not only the club but Kenyan and East African football. It is such a joy to be here to witness this,” Gor Mahia chair Ambrose Rachier said.Gor Mahia Team Doctor Fred Otieno at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 2, 2018 ahead of their game against Everton FC in Liverpool on November 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, SportPesa Chief Marketing Officer Kelvin Twissa said they were happy to finally actualize the dream of seeing an East African Club set foot in the United Kingdom and get to play a top side in the country.“We are so excited to finally land in England for this historic game. As SportPesa we are delighted to be part of this journey and we can’t wait to see them play against Everton on Tuesday. We hope we win,” Twissa told Capital Sport.All players were part of the travelling team except striker Jacques Tuyisenge who scored against Everton in Tanzania last year and new signing Shafik Batambuze whose visas delayed. They will however link up with the team on Saturday.Gor Mahia players Samwel Onyango and Boniface Omondi chat happily at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 2, 2018 ahead of their game against Everton FC in Liverpool on November 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUpon landing at Heathrow, the team left via train to Liverpool a two hour journey that started at the Euston Train Station in Central London.On Saturday, the entire travelling contingent will watch Everton play love at Goodison Park against Brighton Hove and Albion in an English Premier League fixture.On Sunday all players will undergo medical tests with the Everton FC medical team. They will train at the club’s training ground, Finch Farm, later Sunday and Monday before the game on Tuesday.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from United Kingdom- 0Shares0000Gor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng and midfielder Francis Kahata arrive at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 2, 2018 ahead of their game against Everton FC in Liverpool on November 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 2 – At approximately 4:30pm local time, (7:30pm EAT), record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia emerged from the London Heathrow Airport Arrivals gate, the realization that their journey to the United Kingdom was finally a reality.Draped in a dapper broken suit of a navy blue coat, white shirt and baige khaki, the players walked out, smiles written all over their faces as they looked forward to their journey to Goodison Park Liverpool, where they face the blue side of Merseyside, Everton, in a friendly match on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Former Chelsea striker backs club to win title against Man United

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes the Blues could be crowned Premier League champions as early as the 18 April when they welcome Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United to Stamford Bridge.Following Manchester City’s shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley yesterday, Jose Mourinho’s outfit will move 11 points clear at the summit if they win their two games in hand.Chelsea welcome Southampton on 15 March before games against Hull City, Stoke City and QPR, and Cascarino believes the nature of the fixture list gives the Blues a huge upper hand.“For me they could secure the league against Manchester United on 18th April. They could have 12 points from their next four games,” said Cascarino.Chelsea’s form has been patchy of late with only four wins in their last 11 games in all competitions, including dropped points against Burnley and embarrassing cup exits to Bradford City and PSG recently.Cascarino underlined the PSG defeat, on away goals after a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening, as particularly damaging to the harmony between officials at the club.“The PSG game will not have gone unscathed upstairs,” said Cascarino.“What happened on Wednesday night was pretty devastating – both before the game and the game itself. The Chelsea supporters will be really disappointed.”The former Republic of Ireland international also urged Mourinho to alter his tactics in the wake of recent disappointments, particularly in attack where the goals have dried up of late.Cascarino added: “I would love him [Mourinho] to say to Loic Remy to go and play up front with Diego Costa.“Throw a spanner in the works and play someone alongside Costa because at the moment Chelsea are struggling to break down teams.”last_img read more

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Santa Susana Field Lab victory finally in sight

first_imgIT’S been 18 years since the Daily News revealed that rocket and nuclear research had contaminated the soil at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Simi Hills, and launched the fight for a full cleanup. That’s a long 18 years of foot-dragging, denials and deflections as public concern mounted. Finally, it appears victory is in sight. On Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and officials from Boeing – the current owner of the property, which was contaminated under previous ownership decades ago – brokered a deal. Boeing will pay to clean up the site to residential standards, give the land to the state so it can become a park, and help pay for its maintenance. If Boeing lives up to its end of the bargain, this will be a great deal for the communities near the research facility – the end of a public-health risk, and the addition of some much-needed park space. That seems to have made the difference. The threat of Kuehl’s bill provided the leverage to make Boeing cut a deal. And so, at last, we have real progress. Kuehl shares credit with Assemblywoman who fought hard for the legislation. And kudos also go to Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, Assembly Republicans whose districts border the property – Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, and Audra Strickland, R-Westlake Village – as well as Schwarzenegger. This victory is testament to what can be achieved when politicians put partisanship aside and work together for the common good. Much more such leadership is going to be needed for today’s dream – the Santa Susana Field Lab as a treasured public park – to become a reality.160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It will also be quite a deal for Boeing, which will pick up an enormous tax write-off and shed a financial and public-relations nightmare. Vigilance is key. For 18 years, no one – not Boeing nor Rocketdyne before it, not the state, not the federal government – has been serious about cleaning up the mess, and so it has only festered. Close monitoring over the next 10 years, which is how long Boeing says cleanup will take, is crucial. But if the tentative agreement becomes a reality, it will be a huge victory for the people of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley. Much of the credit goes to state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, who has spent a decade fighting for a Santa Susana cleanup. This year, she authored successful legislation that would have barred Boeing from using the site for other purposes or selling it without first bringing it up to exceedingly high standards of cleanliness. last_img read more

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‘Cane’ raises Paola Turbay’s profile

first_imgIt hasn’t been easy for Paola Turbay to go from being a major star on Spanish-language television, living in Miami, to an unknown entity trying to establish herself as an English-speaking actress in Los Angeles. But landing the role of Jimmy Smits’ wife on the new CBS drama “Cane” has made the struggle all worth it. “So many people have seen my shows here in L.A. but usually people who watch Spanish-speaking TV don’t watch English-speaking,” said the actress, who plays Isabelle Vega on the show. “But now, every once in a while, I bump into people who are interested in `Cane’.” The show, about a Latino family that works together to run a rum business, has some shades of “Dallas” and a formidable cast that also includes Hector Elizondo, Nestor Carbonell and Rita Moreno. What followed were screen tests and auditions in front of top CBS brass. Finally, the part was hers. “I love Isabelle because she’s a very strong woman. She has to be strong and interesting to be able to handle a guy like Alex. She has a good heart. Behind every great man there’s a great woman and she’s the one who holds the family together. With a lot of money and power, there’s a lot of problems.” Now it’s just a matter of waiting to find out what will happen with “Cane,” which was given a killer time slot against established hits “Boston Legal” on ABC and “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit” on NBC. There are 13 episodes scheduled to be completed and aired through January. With the strike, it’s not known when or if the network will decide to order the additional nine episodes that would give it a full season. “I hate strikes because it affects so many,” she said. “But I do feel there are certain ways to express what you need. I feel that everyone must receive what they deserve. I think all the unions have to support each other.”160Want 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 cast is amazing. It’s like a gift,” Paoloa told me last week. “It’s really interesting and fulfilling to be able to work knowing that you are surrounded by the best of the best. You learn every day.” So I was curious. Just how did she manage to go from starring in “Las Noches de Luciana” and “Noticias Calientes” and hosting the dance reality show “Bailando por un Sue o – Colombia” to prime-time on CBS? “It was time to come out here to L.A. during pilot season. I had been auditioning for movies, little parts and TV roles. Of all the characters, Isabelle was my favorite. I was the first one to audition for that part. She was right there waiting for me.” But the powers that be thought she looked too young (Paola turns 37 on Nov. 29) so she gave up hope. But then came a surprise callback and news that Smits had signed on as leading man. “They said, `She’s the one’ but since I didn’t have credits here in the U.S., they said, `We don’t know her. Can she carry the lead female role?”‘ last_img
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IS IT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE LOUGH SWILLY BUS COMPANY?

first_imgThe taxman in the North has secured a court date in a bid to wind up the famous Lough Swilly Bus Company.The service has been operating between Donegal and Derry for decades.But now the Revenue and Customs office has put a petition to the courts to have the company wound up. The case is due to be heard on April 3rd.IS IT THE END OF THE ROAD FOR THE LOUGH SWILLY BUS COMPANY? was last modified: March 20th, 2014 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:Lough Swilly Bus Companylast_img read more

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HARPS APPOINT SEAN ‘WIZARD’ MCGOWAN AS ASSISTANT MANAGER

first_imgFinn Harps Football Club have appointed Sean “Wizard” McGowan as assistant manager.McGowan will manage the Club’s ‘A’ Team for the remaining four games of the season and will also be in charge of the U19 Squad which will compete in the new National League Northern Division which begins weekending August 28th.Sean said he is delighted to be returning to Finn Park. “I think it’s well known I have a special association with the Club going back a number of Years so it’s great to be coming back. “I have always felt it is very important that Finn Harps offer young players a platform where they can realise their full potential and a pathway into senior football. I am very much looking forward to working with Felix and Peter and there is no reason why this club can’t achieve great things in the near future,” he said.Finn Harps Director of Football Felix Healy welcomed the appointment. “It’s great to have a coach of Sean’s experience and ability on board and this is another step in the right direction. Sean’s remit will involve working alongside Peter and I with the first Team and also managing the A Team and u19 Squad.”Harps Chairman Joey O’Leary also welcomed the new appointment.“I have no doubt that news of Sean’s return will be warmly received by our supporters. He is a highly respected coach with a proven track record of getting the best out of players. I feel the club now has a formidable management team in place and I am confident we will continue to go forward” he said. HARPS APPOINT SEAN ‘WIZARD’ MCGOWAN AS ASSISTANT MANAGER was last modified: July 11th, 2011 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:finn harpslast_img read more

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Late flurry brings glory to Coláiste Ailigh in county final

first_imgColáiste Ailigh overcame a strong Bundoran team to win todays Senior Schools Gaelic final by a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-9. With three minutes to go the teams were level until Michéal Mac Suibhne scored the all important goal for the Letterkenny school.Points then followed from Jeaic Mac Ceallabhuí, Niall Ó hAnnagáin and team Captain Brian Mac atSaoir to leave Coláiste Ailigh with six points to spare at the end. The game was played on an excellent St Mary’s Park, Convoy and was well refereed by Robbie O’Donnell.Late flurry brings glory to Coláiste Ailigh in county final was last modified: December 13th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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World honour for SA botanist

first_imgA Cape sugarbird on a pincushion protea,one of the many beautiful flower speciesfound in the Cape floral kingdom.(Image: South African Tourism) Professor Richard Cowling of the NelsonMandela Metropolitan University.(Image: NMMU)Janine ErasmusSouth African botanist Richard Cowling, research professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s School of Botany, has been admitted to the renowned US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Cowling is one of 350 non-Americans ever to be granted this honour, only three of which – including himself – are South African.The US National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by then president Abraham Lincoln. The academy’s function is to investigate and advise the government on topics involving science or art, and is one of four such national bodies. The other three focus on medicine, research and engineering and were all established much later, in the 20th century.Cowling joins South African botanist and medical researcher Walter Marasas, who was admitted to the NAS in 2007, and celebrated anthropologist Philip Tobias who was admitted in 1987. Admission to the NAS takes place through a nomination and election process, during which the nominee’s notable achievements are scrutinised, and is considered one of the highest honours that can be granted to a scientist or engineer.Cowling is one of 18 foreign associates from nine countries who were recognised in 2008 for ongoing achievement in original research. The other associates are from Ethiopia, France, Israel, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, Austria and Canada. Paleoanthropologist Dr Bertane Asfaw of the privately run Rift Valley Research Service is the only other new member from Africa.SA home to cutting-edge scienceWith more than 170 Nobel laureates among the 2 100 American and 350 non-American members, Cowling is in distinguished company. The botanist was nominated by leading US environmentalist Prof Peter Raven, who described him as “the foremost researcher in the world’s most species-rich and threatened ecosystems”. South Africa is well known for its biological diversity, which offers a wealth of scientific opportunities.The appointment has delighted the local scientific fraternity, and Cowling himself said, “It’s fantastic for my own sense of achievement but more so because it indicates that despite all the doom and gloom around we have the infrastructure and the opportunity here in South Africa to do cutting-edge science. Like the arts, science is a good barometer of the health of a country, I think.”One of only a handful of South African botanists given an A-rating in terms of work quality by the National Research Foundation, Cowling praised the foundation and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for their support, saying that it played an important role in his achievements. A-rated scientists are “unequivocally recognised by their peers as leading international scholars in their field for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs”, according to the National Research Foundation.A multi-award-winning scientist with over 400 published papers and several botanical books to his name, Cowling has been honoured at home and internationally by bodies as diverse as the US-based Society for Conservation Biology, the UK-based World Innovation Foundation, the South African Association of Botanists and the National Research Foundation. He has worked on a number of advisory committees, belongs to many professional, academic and civic societies, and has presented botanical papers at local and international conferences.His main research interest is conservation assessment, planning and implementation in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.Useful linksNelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityNational Research FoundationBotanical Society of South AfricaSouth African Association of BotanistsSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteLiving Fynboslast_img read more

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