Ginebra logs road win vs NLEX

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding One last shot for Hidilyn Abueva left his team just minutes prior to tip-off against GlobalPort last week to attend to a pressing family issue. Despite the sanction, Uytengsu said Abueva would still be allowed to play for Gilas Pilipinas if national coach Chot Reyes selects him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Justin Brownlee leads Ginebra to a breakthrough win. PBA IMAGESJustin Brownlee finally pulled off a breakthrough win with the Barangay Ginebra Kings via a 93-85 triumph over the NLEX Road Warriors in a PBA Commissioner’s Cup Petron Saturday Special at Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City.Brownlee’s efforts had gone for naught for the Kings in their last three matches, including an overtime loss to San Miguel Beer, and they badly needed this one to keep them in the hunt for a quarterfinal spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Alex Mallari bungled 11 of his 13 shots from the field, missing all of his five three-point attempts.The Kings moved up with their second win in seven outings, but remained in a tight situation with four games left in their elimination-round campaign.Meanwhile, Alaska will play minus Calvin Abueva when the Aces face Magnolia on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“The Alaska team has placed Calvin Abueva on indefinite suspension following his more than one week absence from practice and failing to advise the coaching staff and management of his whereabouts,” said team owner Wilfred Uytengsu in a statement.“While the team understands Calvin may be going through some troubling personal issues, it does not obviate his responsibility to his team. The suspension is effective immediately,” said Uytengsu.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar also delivered for the Kings, who relied mostly on their might in the paint to send the Road Warriors to their sixth defeat in eight games.The crowd favorites only needed a big run early in the third with Sol Mercado and Joe DeVance complementing Ginebra’s frontline to seal the outcome.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 crownWithout reliable gunners Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas, the Road Warriors lacked the firepower to thwart the Kings.Arnett Moultrie gave his all for NLEX, scoring 30 points on top of 19 rebounds, four steals and one block, but wasn’t able to get the support from a crew led by Emman Monfort, the only local player who finished in double figures with 14 points. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Defendant claims he found victim dead

first_imgHead in Bucket trial– to know fate next weekDefence Attorney Damian Da Silva and State Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial on Thursday presented closing arguments in the case involving Vindra Siriram who has been accused of submerging the head of his common-law wife, Shelly-Ann Persaud, in a five-gallon bucket of water between June 9 and June 10, 2014.The defence team contended that the prosecution failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused murdered the mother of his three children at their Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home.In an unsworn statement before Justice James Bovell-Drakes, the murder accusedAccused: Vindra Siriramtold the court that he loved his wife and also wanted to know who killed her, claiming that he was beaten by the Police. In addition, he stated at a garbage bag was placed over his head and was forced to sign a caution statement.Siriram claimed that in fact, on the morning of June 10, he woke up and found his wife in that position and immediately called out to a neighbour. This, he contended, is evidence of his innocence.“I did not kill my wife. I wake up and saw her like that…. If I killed my wife, I would never sit down home and cry.” This he claimed he told the Police at the Ruimveldt Police Station.He added that a rank told him that “people like me don’t deserve to live in society and you’re going to go to jail for the rest of your life”. The defendant also stated that on the Monday before the murder, after work, the bus stopped at Herstelling, EBD, where he and some co-workers drank at a rum shop before leaving around 19:00h.Siriram noted that after he reached home, an argument erupted between him and his wife during which he was hit to the wrist. He added that after his daughter parted them, he went and “get knock-out” and woke up around 02:00h the following day.The accused went on to add that the back door was left open and as he looked outside, he saw his wife lying face down in the five-gallon bucket of water.The defendant further explained to the court that after hollering for “Shell!” and no getting a response, he called out to a neighbour, “Aunty Iris”, ‘“please come andDeceased: Shelly-Ann Persaudsee how I wake up and see Shelly”.“I asked her to call the Police and she asked: ‘Did you do this?’ and I told her, ‘I did not kill Shelly’,” he told the jury.Siriram added that he went across the road and spoke to Shelly-Ann’s father, Ovin Morris and “Seon” and told them, “Come and see how I wake up and see Shelly.”Prosecutor Bishundial, however, impressed upon the jury members that they should not be fooled by Siriram’s story, adding that it was built on convenient explanations.She recalled the testimony of Persaud’s sister, Sherry-Ann, who witnessed the accused slapping her sister in front of others. Witnesses, including the couple’s young daughter, testified that Siriram and Persaud would often fight.The pathologist testified that there were marks of violence about the body and signs of compression as if someone forced her down.Persaud who had known Siriram since she was 13 was said to have dropped out of school during the relationship. The jury is expected to deliberate on Tuesday afternoon. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

“New buildings won’t transform UG” – valedictorian

first_img…says change in attitude neededThe 25-year-old International Relations student who copped the Best Graduating Student prize at this year’s convocation believes an overhaul in attitudes will bring transformation to the University of Guyana, rather than new buildings. Elsie Harry was the 2017 valedictorian and she dubbed her speech a ‘personal renaissance’. She attributed her success to a re-evaluation of her life’s plans, adding that her achievement was a testament to her family, faith and devotion to fully capitalise on her potentials. Harry told her peers in her address that no one is irreplaceable, hence why one should prize being of service to their community and country.“It is my sincere hope that the excess of two years sitting outside the four walls of a classroom did not make us blind to the outside world to things that matter most in the world: human contact and human impact… Do not think that you have done your duty to this country by simply graduating with your degrees and diplomas. Do not fly out and abandon Guyana. I need you to dig deep within yourselves and figure out what you can do to accelerate your own renaissance,” the valedictorian posited.UG’S 2017 Valedictorian Elsie HarryShe called on the university’s administration to improve the quality of service offered to students, calling for changes in attitudes.“New buildings will not transform the University of Guyana, a change in attitude will. UG in my opinion is a microcosm of Guyana, therefore the same inefficiencies can be experienced in the country at large,” she observed.Harry, who secured a perfect 4.0 grade point average, sees herself as one day becoming President of Guyana.“Among the graduates, there are young entrepreneurs; web, graphic and fashion designers; chefs, poets, singers, electrical engineers, accountants and future Presidents,” she said, further noting that all of the sustainable requirements to build a strong country, are right here in Guyana.Having received the President’s Medal for best graduating student, the International Relations graduate from the Social Sciences Faculty triumphed over 2000 students in the six other faculties of Education and Humanities, Health Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technology.Harry was also awarded the Council of the University Prize for making the greatest contribution in other areas of university activities. She received a third award for having attained the highest-grade point average and a fourth prize – The Dennis Irvine Award – for the student who made the greatest contribution to the cultural life of the University.Meanwhile, Aarif Baksh, from the Natural Sciences Faculty copped the Chancellor’s Medal for second best Bachelor’s Degree student while Zainab Abdul-Karim secured the Prime Minister’s Award for best graduating student from Medical School. Mahendra Swinarine, who received his Degree in Public Management received the Prime Minister’s Medal for best graduating student in his field while the Pro-Chancellor’s Medal for best graduating Law Student was awarded to Kalesh Loakman. The KA Juman-Yassin Sport Award was bestowed upon Dwanye McKinnon from the Faculty of Natural Sciences.last_img read more

Spurrier again humbles Kentucky

first_imgAndre Woodson, the hero of the Wildcats’ surprising start, was pressured into several errors. He fumbled after Jonathan Williams’ sack on Kentucky’s first series, and Norwood picked it up for a 2-yard TD return that put the Gamecocks ahead, 7-0. Then with the teams tied at 10 in the second quarter, Woodson drove Kentucky to the 9, but threw his second interception of the season to end the threat. The mistakes continued after halftime. Woodson’s lateral attempt to fullback John Conner was muffed, and this time Norwood grabbed it and ran 53 yards for his second score and a 24-10 lead. Norwood’s touchdown returns matched an NCAA record accomplished three times before, the last by Southern Methodist’s Alvin Nnabuife in 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COLLEGE FOOTBALL: South Carolina puts end to Wildcats’ surprising start. By Pete Iacobelli THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier spoiled Kentucky’s perfect start and found himself right where he loves to be – in the thick of the Southeastern Conference race. “Our guys are starting to believe the ball can keep bouncing our way,” Spurrier said. It certainly did Thursday night in the 11th-ranked Gamecocks’ 38-23 win over previously undefeated No. 8 Kentucky. Defensive end Eric Norwood tied an NCAA record with two touchdown returns and Spurrier stayed unbeaten against the Wildcats (5-1, 1-1 SEC). The Gamecocks improved to 5-1, 3-1. This was supposed to be the Wildcats’ chance to prove themselves worthy league contenders and finally give the sharp-tongued Spurrier some long overdue payback. With both teams ranked for the first time when facing each other, Spurrier got the best of Kentucky for the 15th time. It was the poorest performance of the season for Kentucky, which was held to half its SEC-leading average of 46.6 points per game. last_img read more

New generation of students finding joy in the kitchen

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“I like the idea of someone putting all these ingredients in front of me and saying, `Here, make something good with this,”‘ said senior Veronica Nolen, 18. “People have different talents and skills, but I knew I didn’t want to be like my sister, who can’t even make rice. And she’s 26 years old!” Pearl Carmona, a senior, said interest in cooking also has increased because of a recent focus on nutrition and low-carbohydrate diets that is causing more people to shun fast food. “People want more family time too, and that comes during meals,” said Carmona, 17. “Yeah, cooking might be a trend or cool right now, but people want to avoid eating fast food.” Each year, the program enrolls a new class of about 30 sophomores. They learn not only the basics of cooking but the science behind it – chemical reactions, how ingredients interact to produce a certain taste, said Susan Sones, the academy’s director. WHITTIER – From celebrity chefs to TV reality restaurant shows to the nationwide emphasis on healthier eating, a new generation of students is discovering the joy of cooking. Nowhere is that more evident locally than at the Hospitality House at California High School, a culinary arts academy where a select group of students earn their high school diplomas while building a solid footing in the restaurant industry. “I guess it’s like a fad at the moment to learn how to cook. But a person really has to want to do this to be successful,” said senior Armando Perez. Some of the students caught the cooking bug early, watching their mothers or other relatives creating recipes in their family kitchens. Seniors in the academy start their classes at 7 a.m. They focus on pastry work and also do internships at the cafeterias at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and the Whittier Radisson Hotel. At the same time, the students take a regular load of core academic subjects. They must keep up their grades in those classes to stay enrolled in the academy. “Over three years, they get really close to each other and to me,” Sones said. “When my child left home for college, my husband wanted to know why I wasn’t suffering the `empty-nest’ syndrome as much as he was. I told him it was because I have 90 students at school who need me,” Sones added. Hospitality House has remained a popular career academy at Cal High, with enrollment staying steady or increasing year after year, Sones said. The program normally has 75 to 90 students per year. By the time the academy’s seniors graduate, they will have received certificates in sanitation and safety procedures. At least 10 of this year’s college-bound seniors will enroll in a culinary school of their choice through scholarships from Cal Poly Pomona, Johnson and Wales University and the California Culinary Academy Institute of the Arts. “This academy is really popular, but it’s not just about having fun,” said Corey Duarte, who teaches the hospitality portion of the academy. “There is an art to learning how to be a chef,” Duarte said. “By giving students hands-on experience in the industry, they find out if they like it. But more importantly, they’ll know if they’re not interested.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Arsenal to confirm £22million transfer?

first_img Bernd Leno has been a mainstay between the sticks over the last seven Bundesliga seasons. Arsenal are set to sign Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Arsenal have been tipped to announce the signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno on Tuesday, according to SPORTBILD.The Gunners have been linked with the shot-stopper since the start of the transfer window and now a deal appears to be on the verge of completion. Leno, who has made 233 Bundesliga appearances in seven seasons, missed out on a place in Joachim Low’s Germany squad for World Cup 2018.And this has allowed a deal to be done during the tournament with SPORTBILD reporter Christian Falk tweeting the news. 2center_img Atletico Madrid and Roma were reportedly rivals for the player’s signature but the north Londoners have beaten them both.He will replace Petr Cech as Arsenal’s No.1, with the ex-Chelsea man rumoured to be heading to Napoli with former boss Carlo Ancelotti. 2 Exclusive: the official announcement of @Bernd_Leno at @Arsenal will be tomorrow @altobelli13 @SPORTBILD— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 18, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

DISSIDENT TERRORISTS MURDER DRUG DEALER IN DONEGAL HIT

first_imgA DRUG dealer ordered out of Derry a few weeks ago was blasted to death in a shocking seaside murder in Co Donegal.Andrew ‘Andy’ Allen – known as Chubby – was hit several times when terrorists from the group Republican Action Against Drugs struck at his home in Links View in Buncrana.The gunmen struck at 9.2opm last night and were merciless in their assault. They opened up through a front window, fatally wounding Mr Allen who was from the nationalist Top of the Hill area of Derry’s Waterside. At least three gunmen were involved and Andy Allen, 25, died at the scene an hour later.Reliable sources say that Mr Allen, in his 40s, had been ordered out of Derry in the past few weeks.It’s understood dissident republicans were furious after a teenage relative of one of them was sold drugs by Allen who is said to have specialised in cocaine deals at nightlclubs.There are unsubstantiated claims that Mr Allen had started selling cocaine in Buncrana in recent weeks. RAAD – the dissident group – had warned that the Border “will not protect dealers from execution.”They had already tried to murder a man in Muff last year. The getaway car used in the shooting was found burned out in Fahan.Responding to the news of a serious shooting incident outside Buncrana tonight, Sinn Féin Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said “The community in Buncrana is shocked and horrified that a man has been shot in our town tonight.“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family at this extremely difficult time.”Deputy Mac Lochlainn also appealed to anyone with any information to come forward: “Anyone who was in the Lisfannon area tonight and may have any information – no matter how small it may seem – should come forward and contact the Gardaí immediately.” He told donegaldaily.com: “What happened was just horrendous. There is no other way to describe this.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDISSIDENT TERRORISTS MURDER DRUG DEALER IN DONEGAL HIT was last modified: February 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:andy allenbuncrana murderdonegal murderdrug deathsRAADlast_img read more

Santana saves the day as Angels advance to ALCS

first_imgANAHEIM – Biggest game of his life, biggest game of the Angels’ season, and 22-year-old Ervin Santana stood on the mound before thousands at Angel Stadium and millions watching on television … and smiled from ear to ear. The only thing standing in his way from becoming an instant Angel legend was the New York Yankees, who know a thing or two about postseason success. Whereas the Angels’ best hitter (Vladimir Guerrero) did not drive in a run the entire series, and their best pitcher (Bartolo Colon) did not get a victory, it was their rookie from the Dominican Republic who stared into the eyes of Yankees stars like Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Gary Sheffield, laughing all the way to a 5-3 Angels victory in Game 5 of the American League Division Series, sending them to the American League Championship Series against the White Sox beginning tonight in Chicago. Santana took center stage when Colon had to leave the game one batter into the second inning because of an inflamed right shoulder. Colon, the leading candidate to win the AL Cy Young Award, has been bothered by a sore back the past few weeks, but lasted only 23 pitches before leaving the game, putting the Angels’ season in the hands of a skinny pitcher who began the season at Double-A Arkansas. Santana didn’t blink. About to begin the fourth inning, he ran out to the mound, looked around and flashed a big, toothy grin. Why? “Nobody said anything,” Santana said. “I was just happy. That’s it.” Santana gave up three runs and five hits in 5— innings, and most importantly got to the seventh inning with a lead to give to the bullpen. Kelvim Escobar pitched 1— scoreless innings, before handing the ball to closer Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the eighth. Rodriguez got out of the eighth inning, but faced the top of the Yankees order in the ninth. Jeter led off with a single, but the key play of the inning came when Alex Rodriguez hit into a 5-4-3 double play. Jason Giambi and Sheffield followed with singles, but Rodriguez finished it, thanks to Darin Erstad’s diving stop of Hideki Matsui’s grounder. Erstad flipped to Rodriguez and the Angels celebrated. “Unbelievable, unbelievable,” champagne-soaked Angels owner Arte Moreno said. “(Santana’s) got great poise for a young man to pitch like that. You could tell Colon’s heart was broken to have to come out of there. But Santana stepped up, Escobar stepped up and Frankie shut it down.” Santana, possibly too excited, walked the first two batters he faced in the second inning and both scored to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. But the Angels scored five runs in the next two innings against Yankees starter Mike Mussina, and Santana settled in. “He’s so relaxed,” Angels shortstop Orlando Cabrera said of Santana. “I try to teach these kids, enjoy yourself, it’s what it’s all about. Be happy, the whole world is watching you. There’s no reason to be nervous. There’s nowhere to go but up.” Santana gave up a home run to Jeter to lead off the seventh, got Rodriguez on a grounder to short and was finished. Before leaving, Santana smiled again after Erstad whispered something in his ear. “I don’t even remember what I said,” Erstad said. “He laughs all the time.” Adam Kennedy had the game-breaking blow for the Angels offense, a two-run triple in the third inning in which Yankees outfielders Bubba Crosby and Sheffield collided trying to catch the ball at the fence in right-center, giving the Angels a 3-2 lead. Garret Anderson got the Angels on the scoreboard leading off the inning with a home run, and the Angels added two more runs in the third with good situational hitting and aggressive baserunning. Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson, who was booed off the field at Yankee Stadium after giving up five runs in three innings Friday night, replaced Mussina and shut the Angels out for 4— innings. The Angels had one opportunity against Johnson, putting runners on second and third with one out in the sixth before Johnson closed the door. While the offense was big enough for the Angels, nothing and nobody was bigger than Santana, who was called upon to save the Angels when their best pitcher went down. While the sellout crowd groaned upon Colon’s departure, Erstad said the Angels went about business as usual. “We’ve had a lot of practice with adversity like this,” he said. “We don’t worry about it, we keep playing. We’re fortunate to have guys who never quit.” 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

Fishing the North Coast: Weather window puts boats back on water

first_imgAfter being off the water since late last week due to gale-force winds, boats were back at it on Wednesday. The small weather window, which looks like it may close by Friday, had boats on the halibut grounds and a few made their way down to Cape Mendocino. I didn’t catch any reports from the Cape, but I’d be willing to bet it was phenomenal seeing how those rockfish and lings haven’t been tempted with bait since October. A few halibut were reportedly caught out of Eureka, and at least one …last_img read more

Photo library: Countryside 24

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats at Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands:Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands:Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands:Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands:Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goat at Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu Natal Midlands: The milking shed at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu Natal Midlands: The milking shed at Swissland Cheese Farm.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image COUNTRYSIDE 24: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? EmJanine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.comail .last_img read more

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