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787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’ll find a way to matchup with them. We’re excited right now, we’re excited that we made it to the semis right away, but we’ll try to find ways to win against Marinero,” the veteran mentor said.Skippers coach Koy Banal, meanwhile, is firm in his belief that the Skippers’ miracle run, which now stretches to seven games, could still continue in the semifinals.In the other series, unbeaten top-seed Flying V wants nothing but to extend its 10-game winning streak against Centro Escolar University at 3 p.m.However, Thunder coach Eric Altamirano acknowledges that the elimination sweep will be moot if his team doesn’t get the job done.ADVERTISEMENT 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “If you look at it, we’re the underdog. We lost to Marinero twice: one practice game, one in the eliminations,” he said, recounting the Hawkeyes’ 66-65 defeat to the Skippers on June 8.Add to that the arrival of key figures like Robbie Herndon and Renzo Subido to the opposition and we may just be bracing for an upset. “They have a totally different line up from when we faced them,” said Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But Cignal has no other choice but to take this challenge head-on as Game 1 of the semifinals begins on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Fernandez will be counting on Raymar Jose, Jason Perkins and Pamboy Raymundo to stop the tidal wave of Marinerong Pilipino in their 5 p.m. tussle. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate View comments Gilas shatters Great Wall 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Despite coming in as the No. 2 seed, Cignal HD coach Boyet Fernandez believes that his side is at a disadvantage against Marinerong Pilipino in their best-of-three semifinals series in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOLAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. says it was the first punch of the fight. His promoter thinks it came during the second round.One shot to the head, and suddenly Manny Pacquiao decided his night might better be spent fighting on the outside.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay McGregor doesn’t believe that, of course and predicted again Wednesday that the fight would end early with Mayweather on his back.“I believe one or two rounds, with 8-ounce gloves I don’t see him surviving,” McGregor said. “I’m starting to think I’ll toy with him once he goes down.”The two fighters got together for the final pre-fight press conference to further hype a fight built on hype. In contrast to the bombastic tone of earlier appearances it was a relatively subdued affair at the MGM Grand.They posed together and didn’t come close to exchanging blows. They did both manage to get in a few final words, though.“It’s not going to be easy Conor,” Mayweather told his opponent. “I’ve got a great chin but remember this: The same way you give it you gotta be able to take it.”ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Though ticket sales have been tepid — largely because of astronomical prices — the pay-per-view is expected to be watched by some 50 million people in the United States alone and millions more worldwide.It’s half-fight, half-spectacle, a bout that matches a UFC star who has never boxed against a masterful ring technician with a record of 49-0. Born of internet hype, it has captured the curiosity of even those outside both sports and could end up being the richest fight ever.And it’s a bout Mayweather says he is taking very seriously, despite training at odd hours and holding meet-and-greets every night before the fight with fans who come to his strip club.“I’m taking a gamble,” said Mayweather, who is coming off a two-year layoff. “But it’s worth it.”Mayweather’s fight with Pacquiao ended up going 12 long rounds, and turning a lot of people off from boxing. But while Mayweather hasn’t really knocked out anyone in a decade, he says the streak will come to an end in what he insists is his final fight.Oddsmakers in this gambling town hope it’s not McGregor stopping Mayweather early as he claims. McGregor fans have placed thousands of small bets at long-shot odds of their man knocking Mayweather out in the early rounds, and sports books could suffer their worst loss ever in what is expected to be the most heavily fight ever.McGregor also believes that’s exactly what is going to happen.. He said his years in the octagon and his varied skillset will translate well into the boxing ring, especially after a three-month camp where he used a former referee to help him adjust to boxing rules.What he didn’t bring in was any boxing trainer to teach him more about the sport, insisting that the team he has always been with knows him so well that it wouldn’t have made a difference.“We added what is useful and discarded what is not,” he said. “As the final sparring session approached all the unnecessary was gone. It was a cleaner product, just the perfect product.”He was dismissive of Mayweather to the end, telling those attending the final press conference that Mayweather is not only a one dimensional fighter but more than likely not the sports bettor he claims to be when posting his winning tickets online. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ “I let him know it’s not what you think it is,” Mayweather said. “You’re not just going to run in there. He felt a strength he didn’t expect.”The knock on Mayweather — and the reason some people give Conor McGregor a chance Saturday night — is that he doesn’t knock out people. Pacquiao never went down either, but Mayweather showed there are other ways to change a fight than putting a fighter on the canvas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’McGregor may find that out early if he goes after Mayweather at the opening bell as expected. The prevailing theory is that McGregor wins the power battle, but there’s more than one fighter with power in this, the most unusual of fights.“When he gets hit he’s going to find out it’s totally different,” Mayweather said. “The brittle hands, they keep saying that, but when I come across his head he’ll find out that it’s totally different.” What’s in store for your animal sign this year Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Saving the day Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu LATEST STORIES Perhaps, he said, that’s the reason Mayweather still owes the IRS $22.2 million in back taxes.“I think he has a big-time gambling problem,” McGregor said. “He always shows his winning bets but never his losers. Maybe that’s why he’s in the position he is and had to take this fight.”
MOST READ So forced to must-win with black A costly, catty dispute finally settled JP Erram and James Sena, though, will have their hands full trying to keep up with the Ginebra frontline, which may be a key for coach Leo Isaac if he wants his wards to forge an upset against the rampaging Kings.Meanwhile, Alaska, after snapping a 14-game losing streak dating back to the last conference, clashes with GlobalPort in the 4:15 p.m. game, looking to win again and stay mathematically in the hunt of advancing.The Batang Pier will be coming off a loss to NLEX as they played without Stanley Pringle.Pringle had to rush back to the United States on Sunday to attend to his ailing father.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground Ginebra will be the wearier team coming into this game, but its last victory was something the Gin Kings needed—a severe test for the first time in their six-match winning streak.“This was our first close game this conference,” Cone had said as they moved closer to the top spot—and the lightest playoff assignment.The Kings will look for another authoritative outing from their twin towers of Japeth Aguilar and Greg Slaughter. But the Elite will also have to figure out LA Tenorio, the league’s best at the point right now, and Justin Brownlee, a consistent producer in the clutch.Walker has been devastating, to say the least, though taking on this stint on short notice to be able to get in shape for a more lucrative contract that starts late October in the China pro league.And he has taken the Elite along for the ride, as the franchise won three games for the first time in its PBA existence before establishing club marks in that one-sided win over the malfunctioning Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Five days removed from an adrenaline-pumping win in front of the biggest crowd in the PBA Governors’ Cup that extended the conference’s longest winning streak, Barangay Ginebra returns to action on Friday night trying to sustain that intensity critical at this stage of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend With a playoff berth already in the bag, the Gin Kings can’t afford to slack one bit as a Blackwater crew willing to confirm its new-found respect while enhancing its own playoff drive will be out for blood in the 7 p.m. contest at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Ginebra will be coming off an epic 105-101 overtime victory over Star last Sunday, a match that drew thousands and spiked television ratings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe defending champion Kings will not be playing against a team of similar caliber—or following—but they have to muster the same intensity they flaunted against the Hotshots in the face of a rising Elite.Blackwater has won four of its last five games since suiting up Henry Walker, and the Elite will be coming off a franchise-best performance in bamboozling KIA Picanto a week ago. View comments
Dear Editor,Whenever I read a missive appearing in the letters columns under the signature of the Georgetown Municipality’s Public Relations Officer, two questions always emerge in my mind.First, I always wonder whether these letters are indeed authored by her, and truly a reflection of her values, beliefs and perspicacity or whether she is merely disseminating the propaganda her superiors would like her to.Second, I am concerned as to whether this lady has lost touch with reality and living in a dream world in which everything is always magnificent in our capital city.She has dispatched a response to recent concerns expressed by the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) organisation, and her response evidently highlights the high level of intolerance to criticism by the administration of the Council. It is clear that they are very panicky about the prospect of the MAPM looking at the serious concerns that civil society has on issues outside the scandalous parking meter fiasco, and because of their awareness of the militancy and efficacy of the MAPM.There is no need for the MAPM to spin a negative narrative against the purported attempts by the Council to make Georgetown a better place for all as she claims. The Mayor and Town Clerk are doing an amazing job of doing this all by themselves.She speaks of the Town Clerk as if he is some imperial overlord or deity. She speaks reverently about the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the Town Clerk as though he is superior to the Councillors, the Council itself and laws of Guyana.Could she state precisely which and what standing order rules of the Municipal and District Councils Act, chapter 28:01 were breached by receiving and placing the motion by Councillor Sherod Duncan on the Council’s agenda. And could she point to the authority that the Mayor is cloaked with that allows her as chairperson of the meeting to disallow the motion from being examined and determined by the full Council?This march of folly must be stopped and stopped now.Best regards,Sambu Jacobus
Dead: Joel WillsPolice in Berbice are investigating an accident which left a teacher dead.Dead is Joel Wills, 27, of Rosignol, West Bank Berbice.Following the hit-and-run, Wills was picked up in an unconscious state by public-spirited persons and rushed to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.Reports are that Wills, a teacher attached to the Canje Secondary School, was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a lorry on the Number One Public Road, East Berbice Corentyne, on Saturday evening.Wills was on his way home from the Albion Community Centre where he was a part of a group that cleaned the arena for a Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention to be held today.According to information received, following the collision, the driver of the motor lorry fled the scene without rendering any assistance to the injured man. Police are investigating.
0Shares0000Luiz Felipe Scolari celebrates with his players after Guangzhou Evergrande clinched the Chinese Super League title on October 22, 2017 © AFPGUANGZHOU, China, Oct 23 – Guangzhou Evergrande players and staff tossed an emotional Luiz Felipe Scolari in the air and hailed the Brazilian coach after they sealed their seventh straight Chinese Super League title in what is expected to be his final season in charge.Scolari’s rampant men thrashed Guizhou Zhicheng 5-1 at home on Sunday to win the Chinese Super League (CSL) with two games to spare and underline Guangzhou’s status as the best team in the country once again. The 68-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the season and his anticipated departure signals the end of a successful two-year stint that saw Evergrande win seven major trophies despite eschewing the lavish spending of rival teams.There has been no official announcement on Scolari’s future, but Chinese media say the well-travelled coach is expected to depart, with the decorated Italian Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel, most recently with Borussia Dortmund, both strongly linked with the post.Guangzhou have appointed a series of big-name foreign coaches in recent years with the former Brazil, Portugal and Chelsea boss Scolari taking over from Italian legend Fabio Cannavaro in June 2015.Cannavaro had replaced another Italian World Cup winner in Marcello Lippi, who is now in charge of China’s improving national side.Scolari was banned from the bench on Sunday after he was hit with a suspension for his conduct in a previous match.But, wearing a red Evergrande T-shirt, he took to the Tianhe Stadium pitch afterwards and was mobbed by his players and team officials, who hoisted him skywards.“All fans supporting Evergrande should thank him for winning seven titles in two-and-a-half years,” the Oriental Sports Daily quoted assistant coach Paulo Turra as saying.Guangzhou Evergrande players celebrate after winning the Chinese Super League (CSL) title, in Guangzhou, on October 22, 2017 © AFPGuangzhou’s nearest challengers, Shanghai SIPG, are a distant nine points behind despite splashing out on the likes of Oscar for 60 million euros from Chelsea — a record Asian signing.Scolari also lost key midfielder Paulinho, who moved to Barcelona in August, and Turra said: “Now is different from the past. The meaning of champion is quite different from what it was in the past.”Scolari’s fellow Brazilian Turra said the veteran coach had put Evergrande on a par with leading clubs around the world.“Firstly, we must pay tribute to the boss and the club,” Turra said. “We followed the mode of European professional clubs.“Secondly, we have an excellent team.”A managerial vacancy could also arise at SIPG, where Andre Villas-Boas is similarly serving a ban after clashing with a referee and has cut a disillusioned figure of late as his side tumbled out of CSL contention and out of the Asian Champions League in the semi-finals.There is unprecedented Chinese interest in football, with the government striving to raise the level of the underperforming national team and domestic sides splashing out cash to bring in foreign coaches and players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000On target: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring the second goal © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Aug 20 – Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-0 victory at home to Getafe on Sunday in their first league outing since the summer departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane.The European champions ensured the three points at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 20th-minute goal from Dani Carvajal and a Gareth Bale strike on 51 minutes. Keylor Navas held on to his place as Real Madrid’s starting goalkeeper despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois.Costa Rica international Navas has been first choice since 2015 but had been expected to make way for Courtois, a recent 35-million-euro recruit from Chelsea who was voted best goalkeeper at this summer’s World Cup.Julen Lopetegui, who replaced Zidane as coach, also selected Nacho at the heart of the defence rather than French World Cup winner Raphael Varane.Real, playing their first La Liga game since the departure of Ronaldo to Juventus, went into Sunday’s game on the back of a 4-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Supercup in midweek.But they were rarely in trouble on Sunday.Bale was unlucky when a diving header came back off the crossbar in the first half before the Welshman was key in the build-up to the first goal with Carvajal heading in his cross.Another defensive error helped Real grab their second goal when Marco Asensio stole the ball and sent over a cross for Bale to score with his left foot.Asensio was close to getting his name on the scoresheet but was denied by the woodwork.Meanwhile, Portuguese striker Andre Silva marked his La Liga debut with a hat-trick as Sevilla romped to a 4-1 win at Rayo Vallecano, surpassing his total of goals scored for AC Milan in the whole of last season’s Serie A.Silva had managed just two goals for the Serie A giants and was loaned out to Sevilla this summer.Franco “Mudo” Vazquez opened the scoring with a backheel in the 15th minute before Silva bagged his first just after the half hour mark.The 22-year-old added his second in first-half stoppage time after a corner and completed his hat-trick 10 minutes from time.However, he endured a nervous wait before he could celebrate, requiring the VAR to overturn an offside decision which had ruled out Silva’s effort.It was the first time in La Liga history that the VAR had made such an intervention.The system was called upon again in the last minute when Adrian Embarba converted a penalty for Rayo after the referee had initially whistled for a free-kick outside the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
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A man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl will claim she made up the allegations because she wanted to split himself and her mother up.Letterkenny court.The man, who is in his 40s, faces three charges of sexually assaulting the girl at two different addresses in Co Donegal between 1998 and 2002. The girl told Letterkenny Circuit Court today the assaults allegedly happened when she was aged between 6 and 9 years of age.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies all the charges.The girl, who is now a young woman in her 20s, recalled the three occasions when she was allegedly assaulted.On the first two occasions the man is alleged to have come into the girl’s bedroom where the alleged assaults took place.On the first occasion when the girl was 6, she had been sleeping when he is alleged to have put his hand down the front of her pyjamas and rubbed her vagina.The woman then claimed he asked her “Do you like that?” before he left the room.On the second occasion the girl said she was aged eight or nine and she was playing her Playstation in her bedroom.The Playstation stuck and she called for her mum who was on the phone and the man came into her bedroom.The man is again alleged to have put his hands down the girl’s pyjamas and rubbed her vagina with his fingers.On the last occasion she had suffered a nightmare and had come into her mum’s bedroom which she shared with the man.She got into the bed between the man and her mother but the next morning her mother was gone from the bed.She then claims that the man took her hand and placed it down the front of his boxer shorts and forced her hands on his penis rubbing it up and down.This lasted for about five minutes saying she could not take her hand away because he had his hand gripped so tightly on her hand, she said.Defense barrister Damien Crawford asked the woman if she was sure she could remember the man moving in with her mother when she was just four years old?The woman said she could and she could remember starting school and also described the colour and make of the man’s car.Barrister for the prosecution Patricia McLoughlin put it to the woman that the accused will say these allegations were made up because she wanted to split up her mum and the man.“That’s not true,” said the young woman.The girl added she wished she had have told her mother when she was young but she didn’t before she broke down in tears.Mr Crawford added that it was most unusual that the man did not say anything to the girl following the alleged assaults including asking her to keep it secret.He also said it would have ben reckless for him to carry out the alleged assaults with her mother close-by.“He’s very crafty and he’s good at telling lies anyway,” said the young woman.Mr Crawford also asked why she got into the bed with her mother and the man if she was so afraid of him from the alleged previous assault.He then said that the man must have had “hundreds if not thousands” of opportunities to carry out similar acts on the girl.“Is it fair to say that you grew not to like him?” he asked.The girl replied that she realised what had happened to her as she got older and that she “couldn’t get peace.”Mr Crawford added that he was only exercising discipline.But the young woman added that he invaded her privacy by coming into her bedroom and even in the bathroom when she was in it.Mr Crawford added that they girl often reminded the man that he wasn’t her father and she agreed with this.The young woman said she eventually told he friend who encouraged her to tell her grandmother.Mr Crawford asked the young woman why she din’t tell her mother?“I would have been a lot closer to my granny than my mother,” she answered.She said she told her mum what had happened but did not give her the full details of what had allegedly happened.“What was your mother’s reaction,” asked Mr Crawford.The young woman said she was shocked and she just left.Mr Crawford asked the young woman if her mother believed her and she replied “I don’t think she knows what to believe because I think she is brainwashed.”The court heard the man has denied all allegations from the outset of the claims.“He would claim he spoilt you over the years,” said Mr Crawford.The young woman said he gave her money if she was crying to make her feel better.The court heard the girl’s mother is still in a relationship with the accused man until this day.The accused has not yet given evidence in the trial.The trial before Judge John O’Hagan continues and is expected to last two days.MAN TO CLAIM GIRL MADE UP ALLEGATIONS TO END HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOTHER was last modified: July 24th, 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:donegalJUdge John O’HaganmanPlaystationsex assault