Top of the heap

first_imgRain or Shine took advantage of an importless San Miguel Beer in overtime, hacking out a 123-119 win to take the solo lead in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Sunday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.The defending champion Beermen lost import Troy Gillenwater in the 2:29 mark of the second quarter after bumping referee Rey Yante.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The scores:ALASKA 110—Manuel 29, Campbell 23, Casio 10, Abueva 9, Banchero 8, Racal 8, Enciso 7, Magat 7, Thoss 5, Teng 4, Baclao 0, Exciminiano 0, Potts 0.TNT 100—Castro 18, Romeo 17, Tyler 16, Rosario 15, Cruz 10, Pogoy 9, Semerad 5, Trollano 5, Reyes 3, Paredes 2, Golla 0, Carey 0, Garcia 0, Saitanan 0.Quarters: 34-26, 59-43, 85-67, 110-100Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Gillenwater was called for a foul on Rain or Shine counterpart Reggie Johnson.  League rules state that hitting an official merits ejection.Raymond Almazan scored eight of Rain or Shine’s 11 overtime points to send the Elasto Painters on top with a 4-1 card. He finished with 25 points.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 crownJohnson scored 27 points on top of 19 rebounds.The Beermen, winless in two games,  forced overtime at 112-all after an Alex Cabagnot layup in the last 11.4 seconds of regulation. 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 recedingcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial “I’m always concerned about the limited minutes that I spend on the floor, so I just do my best every time coach Alex (Compton) calls me off the bench,” Manuel said in Filipino.The Texters attempted to lure Manuel into a double team and put every able body on the tireless forward one-on-one, to no avail.Instead of acknowledging all the credit, the self-effacing Manuel pointed to Antonio Campbell as the crucial piece in the Aces’ third victory in four outings that forced a three-way tie for second sport with their victims and idle Meralco Bolts.“He’s (Campbell) a clever import and he easily picked up our system,” Manuel said.Campbell finished with 23 points and 20 rebounds after doing a fabulous job around the rim that canceled out another dull performance by TNT’s Jeremy Tyler.The entire TNT local crew also also had its share of lapses, especially when the Texters couldn’t hit the target from afar.Unlike the first three games where they defeated rivals with great accuracy from trifecta territory, the Texters missed 24 of 36 shots from beyond the arc with Troy Rosario missing six, Terrence Romeo four and Jayson Castro all of his five attempts.The Aces, meanwhile, were 9-of-23 from three-point range, but made 50 percent of their shots from the two-point zone compared to the 38-percent field-goal shooting of the Texters.Meanwhile, reigning slam dunk king Chris Newsome of Meralco will be challenged by  a former champion and the 2017 NCAA titleholder in the PBA All-Star week.Rey Guevarra of Phoenix and rookie Lervin Flores of GlobalPort are part of the eight-man cast out to challenge Newsome on May 25 in Batangas City. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Arwind Santos and June Mar Fajardo paced San Miguel with 29 and 26 points, respectively, but both fouled out.Earlier, Alaska provided an anticlimactic ending to what had initially been expected as a down-the-wire contest with TNT KaTropa.Showing the maturity they have built through the years, the Aces scored a runaway 110-100 win by simply pouncing on a Texters side still groping for chemistry.Vic Manuel again managed the type of all-around game off the bench that powered the Aces the past two outings, particularly during a decisive third-period run that sent the Texters tumbling to a hole they couldn’t climb out of.A workhorse on the shaded lane, Manuel poured in most of his career-high 29 points in the middle quarters as the Aces erected an 18-point advantage before cruising the rest of the way.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Election Day Tomorrow

first_imgUndecided BC Voters have one more day to make up their minds, on who they want to run the province, after tomorrow’s general election.According to Elections BC, over 216,000 of them voted in the first three days of advance voting last week, with the Saturday numbers still to come.They represent just over 7% of the more than 2,900,000 eligible voters in the province.- Advertisement -Locally, the three day turnout in Peace River North was 1,097 and in Peace River South it was 1,032. That represents a turn-out in both constituencies, of 6.6%, of the eligible voters.Tomorrow the polls open from 8am to 8pm and here in Fort St. John you can vote at the Seniors Hall and the Stonebridge Hotel both, on 100th street…the Pomeroy Hotel, at 113-08 Alaska Road North…or, until 4pm, at the District Electoral Office, at 100-16, 106th street.Also in this area there are polling stations at the Municipal Office and the Community Hall in Taylor…the Baldonnel Elementary School…the Buick Creek Community Club…the Cecil Lake Community Hall…the Charlie Lake Community Hall…the Montney Recreation Hall…Neighbour’s Inn in Prophet River…the Prespatou School…the Rose Prairie Curling Club…Sasquatch Crossing at Pink Mountain…the Toad River Community Hall…the Wonowon Post Office and the Pearkes Centre in Hudson’s Hope.Advertisementlast_img read more

Northern Health’s Imagine Community Grants

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Health has opened the application process for ‘Imagine Community Grants’ (ICG).ICG helps projects that support community-based initiatives that focus on chronic disease prevention and or health promotion priorities. Taking a healthy community idea and working towards making it happen.Applications for the grant are being accepted September 1st to September 30th, 2019.- Advertisement -Projects must support community-based initiatives that focus on one or more of the following chronic disease prevention or health promotion;Healthy Eating and Food SecurityPhysical Activity/ Active LivingInjury PreventionTobacco-Free CommunitiesPositive Mental HealthPrevention of Substance HarmsHealthy Early Childhood DevelopmentHealthy AgingHealthy School ActionPreference will be given to;Support partnerships and build relationships – will encourage different groups to work together, connecting people to each other and their communityIdentify a community need – will address something that is missing that could benefit the community and its residents to improve health and well-beingPromote healthy outcomes – will include activities that reduce the risks and impacts of chronic disease and injury through education, awareness and collective actionReduce health inequities – will help those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable to improve their access to supports and resources for better healthBuild capacity – will develop and strengthen skills and resources within the communityLast – will have a good chance of living on after the funding endsFor more information on the grant; CLICK HEREAdvertisementlast_img read more

Napoli president claims Serie A club are closing in on Swansea striker

first_img Michu in action for Swansea Napoli’s negotiations with Swansea over Michu are ‘well under way’ but no agreement has been reached, according to president Aurelio De Laurentiis.The Spanish forward had a revelatory first season at the Liberty Stadium following his low-key arrival from Rayo Vallecano, but he was hampered by injury last term and managed just six goals in all competitions.Napoli, managed by Michu’s compatriot Rafael Benitez, have been long-term admirers of the 28-year-old and are understood to be keen on a year-long loan with the option of a permanent £8million to follow.Michu’s fitness issues last season mean the structuring of that deal could be a sticking point with Swans, and De Laurentiis admitted nothing concrete has been decided.“Some situations will begin to unlock in the first days of August. We are not only looking for the name, but a profile that is useful to the team and the coach,” he told Calcionews24.“Michu? Negotiations are well under way for months but there is still no agreement reached.” 1last_img read more

Funny video: Boring James Milner’s Christmas!

first_imgA plain Christmas card from Gareth Barry, some tea bags, a pencil, a pencil sharpener and a rubber – these are just some of the presents a very happy James Milner opened.From the guys who brought us videos of Aleks Kolarov singing Christmas songs and playing Rocky wrecking machine Ivan Drago in a boxing match, Man City midfielder Milner plays up superbly to his boring reputation – courtesy of @BoringMilner on Twitter – for the club’s advent calender (make sure you check out the bloopers at the end).For more brilliant videos like this, check out Manchester City’s YouTube channellast_img read more

Trojans get defensive

first_img“I’m obviously ashamed,” Oregon State offensive guard Roy Schuening said after quarterback Sean Canfield was sacked nine times. “Words can not express it.” USC linebacker Rey Maualuga felt similar to Schuening last week after the Trojans’ loss to Oregon and said that pain was used for motivational purposes against the Beavers. “It was on our backs,” he said. “(Assistant coach Ken Norton) was telling us all the negative things the whole week. I never wanted him to be that upset again.” USC coach Pete Carroll installed an aggressive game plan, with plenty of man-to-man pass coverage because he knew Canfield often took a five-step drop and was too slow to evade the defensive line. No one took advantage more than freshman defensive end Everson Griffen. One of USC’s most highly touted recruits in the Carroll era, Griffen’s generally been a disappointment compared to his hype. But Griffen earned 31/2 sacks, forced a fumble and made six tackles. “It’s a big relief for me,” Griffen said. “I just showed everybody what I can do and what we can do. There’s a little bit of a release off my shoulders.” Carroll credited the defensive backs as much as the line for frustrating Canfield. “This was as much about the pass coverage as the pass rush,” Carroll said. “That’s clear.” It was also about an offense that went to sleep in the second half and failed to score. “It was not a stellar night on offense,” Carroll said. Quarterback John David Booty returned after missing three games with a broken finger, and immediately reminded everyone how inconsistent he could be before the injury. Booty completed six of his first seven passes but then reverted to his “Washington-Stanford” mode, with five consecutive incompletions and an embarrassing turnover when he got sacked for a 23-yard loss by defensive end Victor Butler, who forced a fumble and also recovered it. “I was a little rusty. The ball got away from me a couple times,” Booty said. The receivers also dropped a few passes, which made every pass play an adventure. “We really missed our chances in the catching dept.,” Carroll said. “It wasn’t all the receivers, John also had some high passes.” Fortunately for the Trojans, Booty’s fumble led to the only points of the night for Oregon State. So it didn’t matter if the offense scored or not in the second half. Booty did enjoy a nice drive that broke the 3-3 tie in the second quarter. He completed five straight passes during a 46-yard drive that culminated with tailback Chauncey Washington’s 1-yard run to give the Trojans a 10-3 lead with 9:35 left in the half. This being a USC game, there were some sticky spots. The 21-point victory did not protect some recent USC targets from the wrath of the crowd. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, already under fire, irritated the Coliseum crowd twice in the first quarter, when he called runs on third-and-long plays. USC faced a third-and-12 situation from its 34-yard line when he called a run to Joe McKnight that lost 2 yards. Sarkisian then called a run to McKnight on third-and-8 from the Oregon State 25-yard line. The play lost 4 yards and the Trojans settled for a field goal. The crowd also briefly turned on Booty in the second quarter, booing him on a high incomplete pass and then becoming more irate when Booty fumbled. The crowd’s fickle nature became apparent on USC’s next possession. Tight end Fred Davis dropped Booty’s pass and Booty then threw behind wide receiver David Ausberry. Only Booty’s bad pass elicited boos, however. “I think we can expect (Booty) to only improve,” Carroll said. The Trojans were happier focusing on the defense anyway, as Canfield completed 11 of 25 passes for 85 yards with an interception. Maualuga said with three games left, the Trojans can still salvage their season, as they are a game behind Oregon (8-1, 5-1) and Arizona State (8-1, 5-1) in the Pac-10 standings with a road trip to Berkeley next weekend. “It’s still too early. It ain’t over,” Maualuga said. scott.wolf@dailynews.com160Want 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 USC might be ranked 13th, but the Trojans applaud baby steps following two losses in October and suddenly being forced to consider the possibility of playing in the Las Vegas Bowl. So it was not viewed as a total disaster that USC’s offense took a half off in its 24-3 victory over Oregon State before an announced crowd of 85,713 at the Coliseum. A win under any circumstances passes as acceptable these days. “We’re just sick of the feeling of losing,” linebacker Brian Cushing said. “That’s not something we can accept.” Luckily, the Trojans (7-2, 5-2 Pacific-10) found an opponent with an even more inept offense Saturday night, as Oregon State (5-4, 3-3) refused to alter its game plan despite being overwhelmed by USC’s defensive line. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Booty, USC offense are shaky, but team still dominates the Beavers. By Scott Wolf Staff Writer If you want an indication of how quickly the bar’s been lowered for USC football, the Trojans took comfort in an offense that gained 112 yards in the second half against Oregon State. last_img read more

Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback under FA investigation over betting

first_img Colback has made 28 appearances in a largely miserable campaign for the Magpies this season 1 Newcastle United midfielder Jack Colback is being investigated over allegedly breaking betting rules, according to a Press Association Sport report.Gambling rules introduced in 2014 forbid players and coaches from betting on any footballing activity worldwide.Colback could now face Football Association charges, even though it is understood the match in which the 26-year-old allegedly broke these rules has no bearing on Newcastle’s fight against relegation from the Premier League.It is FA policy not to comment on such cases until an individual is charged, though it’s understood the FA are looking into the allegations.Colback has been a regular for the Magpies since joining from fierce rivals Sunderland in 2014, and played in the club’s goalless draw at Aston Villa on Saturday.last_img read more

Virginia’s Hagans a one-man gang

first_imgCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Bobby Bowden has seen a lot in 40 years of coaching, from Heisman Trophy winners to the wonder of Michael Vick in a national championship. But he’s never seen anything that topped what Marques Hagans did to the fourth-ranked Seminoles on Saturday night, dodging pass rushers all night long, and often finding a receiver and firing a laser into his arms while running for his life. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Hagans threw for a career-best 306 yards and two touchdowns and Connor Hughes kicked four field goals for the Cavaliers (4-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who reprised history and beat a top-5 team for only the second time in their history. The other was Florida State, too, 10 years ago. This one, though, was particularly sweet for the Cavaliers, coming as they were off back-to-back double-digit road losses at Maryland and Boston College. “I’m tired,” said Hagans, who connected on 27 of 36 passes. “But the win was so big. We had lost two in a row and the season was on the line.” Like their victory in 1995, which ended with Warrick Dunn stopped inches from the goal line on the final play to preserve a 33-28 victory, this one went to the wire, too, sealed by Tony Franklin’s interception of Drew Weatherford with 50 seconds left. “I’ve never seen a quarterback make as many one-man plays as he made tonight,” Bowden said after Hagans led Virginia to a 26-21 victory against the Seminoles. “We couldn’t stop that dadgum No. 18,” Bowden said. center_img “It was real tense,” said All-ACC linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who played for only the second time this season after knee surgery. “We just needed someone to make a play.” Franklin’s interception was the third of the night for Virginia. “It’s a great feeling,” the senior, one of four captains, said. “Take it back to high school when I won the state championship. It’s on that level.” Leading 26-10 entering the final quarter, the Cavaliers led only 26-21 when they stopped the Seminoles (5-1, 3-1) near midfield with 3 minutes to go. Hagans then ran for 6 yards before Florida State’s Tony Carter was called for pass interference on third down, giving Virginia a badly needed first down. After Hagans came up a yard short on the next third-and-7 run, the Cavaliers punted and Florida State got one last chance from its own 26 with 56 seconds left. Weatherford threw deep downfield, but Franklin was inside the receiver and made the catch. Two downings of the ball brought thousands of students out onto the field. “It’s huge,” said Hughes, who stretched his string of field goals made to 10 with kicks of 50, 37, 35 and 45 yards. “I feel like we finally broke through. We really held on and showed some guts today at the end of the game, and that’s something we really needed to prove not only to ourselves, but I feel like everybody around 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

Gardai issue warning after drug-driver caught doing 133kph on icy roads

first_imgGardai have issued a warning to drivers to slow down and not to drink or take drugs.It follows an incident in Letterkenny earlier today when local Gardai stopped a driver doing 133kph in a 100 kph zone.The driver was suspected to be under the influence and in possession of drugs when stopped by Gardai. A tweet from the official Garda twitter account simply said “Next stop court.”The warning comes as temperatures plunge across the county with Donegal County Council sending out their gritters both this evening and into tomorrow morning.There is also a warning for severe icy roads across the county with the plunging temperatures setting in after earlier rain.A number of vehicles ended up going off the roads and into ditches. Thankfully there have been no reports of anybody suffering serious injuries.Gardai issue warning after drug-driver caught doing 133kph on icy roads was last modified: November 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Silverbacks, Gazells off to Kenya

first_imgTeam Uganda on their way to Nairobi (Photo by Agency)KAMPALA – The National basketball team, both women and men have set off to Kenya for friendly encounters ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the Continental Championships.Kenya is set to face Uganda’s senior men’s side-the Silverbacks and women’s Gazelles in the games scheduled to be played this Saturday at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi.The buildup games are meant to prepare the teams for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and the African Championships.The Teams are expected to arrive in Nairobi later in the evening, around 8 pm and they will conduct simple training drills on Friday before the D-day on Saturday.Stephen Omony (City Oilers) and Flavia ‘Flirsh’ Oketcho will captain the Silverbacks and Gazelles respectively.Both teams are made up of ten players each and all are locally based play in the National Basketball league.Against Kenya, Uganda will face familiar faces like Desmond Blacio (Cobras, Australia), Brian Namake (JKL Dolphins, Uganda) and Philip Ameny (Betway Power).Ali Mavita (KCCA) and Nicholas Natuhereza (UCU) will be in charge of the Gazelles while Mandy Juruni will head the Silverbacks.The Teams.Silverbacks:Jimmy Enabu (City Oilers), Joseph Ikong (Betway Power), Mark Okidi Opiyo (Warriors), Syrus Kiviiri (Warriors), Ben Komakech (City Oilers), Stephen Omony (City Oilers), Geoffrey Soro (Betway Power), James Okello (City Oilers), Joseph Chuma (KIU Titans), Stanley Mugerwa (Warriors) and Innocent Ochera (Ndejja).Coach – Mandy JuruniThe Gazelles:Flavia Oketcho (JKL), Sylvia Nakazibwe (KCCA), Rita Imanishimwe (JKL), Ekon Brenda (Nkumba), Judith Nansobya (KCCA), Jamila Nansikombi (JKL), Zainah Lokwameri (UCU), Sarah Ageno (UCU), Hope Akello (JKL) and Martha Soigi (KCCA).Coach: Nicholas Natuhereza and Ali MavitaHead of Delegation – Albert AhabweComments Tags: gazellessilverbackslast_img read more