View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Blake Griffin led Detroit with 20 points, while Andre Drummond added 13.Detroit came into the game having won six straight at home, including the first five games on its current homestand, but fell six points short of its previous season low.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Thunder led 50-40 at halftime behind 14 points from Adams and 10 from Jeremi Grant. Griffin had 15 points for Detroit, which shot 34.7 percent from the floor.Detroit’s offense continued to struggle in the second half without Reggie Bullock, who left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury. The Thunder took a 71-51 lead midway through the third quarter and led by 28 at the end of the period. In the fourth, Oklahoma City led by as many as 35. Oklahoma City Thunder forward Abdel Nader (11) runs into Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT— Steven Adams scored 21 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder ended the Detroit Pistons’ five-game winning streak with a 110-83 victory Monday night.Paul George added 17 points for the Thunder, who are 15-3 since losing their first four games.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Big 3 Durant, Curry, Thompson lead Warriors to 128-111 win over Atlanta 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 No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Thunder: At the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.Pistons: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adams made his first seven field-goal attempts, along with five free throws, and forced Drummond and Zaza Pachulia to the bench with four fouls each. The Pistons finished the third quarter with Griffin at center and 6-foot-7 Stanley Johnson at power forward.TIP-INSThunder: Oklahoma City is 15-5 against the Pistons since leaving Seattle. … The Thunder, who came into the game with the league’s best defensive rating, are now 4-0 when holding their opponents under 90 points.Pistons: Detroit fell short of its first seven-game home winning streak since March 14-April 4, 2008. … Drummond went 1-for-2 from the free-throw line and has now missed 19 of his last 24 attempts.UP NEXTADVERTISEMENT
Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “We have to work hard because they outworked us on both ends and all facets of the game tonight.”Although the Hotshots owned a 49-46 rebounding advantage, they didn’t have the ball movement and spacing to complement that muscle underneath.Magnolia shot the ball at a 26-of-77 clip, 6-of-17 from deep, while allowing the Aces to go 38-for-78 from the field and 11-of-29 from beyond the arc.And the most glaring disparity between the two teams was the assist totals with the Aces dishing out 25 dimes—more than double of the Hotshots’ 11.Alaska point guard Chris Banchero had 11 assists alone and he played for just 28 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk What the Hotshots get instead, however, was a 100-71 punishment as the Aces finally made it a series after cutting the deficit to 2-1.Magnolia’s 29-point loss was the franchise’s worst ever in the PBA Finals after it broke the 28-point losing margin interestingly to Alaska as well in Game 5 of the 1997 Governors’ Cup championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRomeo Travis said his team practically just showed up at the game thinking that their presence and talent alone were enough to get them the win.“I tried to warn the guys and myself about complacency and the thinking that we can just show up and win,” said Travis. “But we’re not a good enough to do that. We’re not talented enough to just show up and win.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trash-talking Harris gets self, Alaska teammates going in Game 3 win Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments “We had bad possession on offense, followed by horrible possessions of defense and it’s pretty much how you lose games,” said Travis, who finished with 18 points. “We didn’t play basketball the right way. We only had I think 11 assists and I think Chris had that by himself.”Adding insult to injury was Mike Harris’ third-quarter explosion of 22 points.Alaska’s import eventually finished with 36 points and 18 rebounds in 30 minutes of play.“Mike Harris killed us, and we didn’t’ respond as a unit and that’s what happens.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines—Magnolia had a chance to take an insurmountable 3-0 series lead against Alaska in the PBA Govenors’ Cup on Sunday night at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT
Russian President Vladimir Putin (2ndL) speaks with medalists of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games after an awarding ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 20, 2018. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / POOL / AFP)MOSCOW — Russia returned to the Paralympics on Friday, though athletes face extra drug tests ahead of next year’s games in Tokyo.The International Paralympic Committee formally lifted Russia’s suspension on Friday after 2 1/2 years, but set a probation period through 2022.ADVERTISEMENT Conditions include extra drug testing before competitions — with Russia footing the bill — and a ban on government officials serving on the Russian Paralympic Committee.“We are looking forward to welcoming the RPC back as an IPC member,” IPC president Andrew Parsons said. “The organization should be under no illusions, however, that should it at any stage not meet the post-reinstatement criteria, the IPC governing board can reconsider its membership status. This could include the IPC revoking the conditional reinstatement.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRussia faces a total bill of more than $1 million, including $125,000 a year for extra drug testing in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Athletes in all but one of 27 Paralympic sports will need to show they’ve been drug-tested in the six months before entering key IPC events, including Paralympic qualifiers. Powerlifting is rated the highest-risk sport, with three prior tests required.Russia was barred from the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro after the IPC found a “medals over morals mentality” led to widespread cheating. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Athletics is the only sport still with a doping ban on Russia’s team, though it allows dozens of certified Russians to compete as neutral athletes.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title However, 30 athletes from the country were allowed to enter as Neutral Paralympic Athletes for last year’s Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The IPC ruled in January that Russia had reformed enough to lift the ban, but only after dropping its demand for Russian authorities to admit earlier doping-related wrongdoing.At the time, Parsons said there was a stalemate because Russia would “most probably never accept” a report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren. He found in 2016 there was widespread doping involving a cover-up by Sports Ministry officials.Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country never encouraged or covered up doping.Documents from Moscow’s anti-doping lab revealed in McLaren’s 2016 investigation showed that failed doping tests were covered up for athletes across numerous sports, including some with disabilities.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ronaldo returns to Portugal for European qualifiers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ
Moments after executing a brazen daylight robbery on a Chinese Supermarket along Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, one of four armed men was cornered and apprehended at Guyhoc Park, with the assistance of public-spirited citizens.According to reports, the four men armed with handguns entered the supermarket at about 12:00h under the pretext of making a purchase. After some time one of the men pounced on the cashier, demanding that he hand over his mobile phone and other valuables, including cash.The other gunmen reportedly ordered the other employees and customers to lie on the floor. After robbing the supermarket, the men escaped on pedal cycles. The owner of the supermarket explained that during the robbery, he attempted to contact the police via 911 but to no avail.The police he noted arrived after the bandits had escaped but reviewed the CCTV footage taken of the robbery.However, the men were subsequently cornered by residents who contacted the police. Several shots were discharged by the bandits but the police managed to arrest one of the men who had some of the stolen items in his possession.The others escaped with an undisclosed sum of cash, phone cards, cellular phones, jewellery and other items.The police are searching for the others.
“She’s just terrified of this incident. Normally they would turn on you and protect themselves,” said Vince.“I myself have experienced and seen elk and moose crossing rivers, it’s a beautiful sight. You really come close to nature because you can watch them swim, and usually they have their little ones with them or it’s a whole herd.“But, to actually physically chase that animal up the lake until they could get into deeper water to make her swim, I’ve never seen anything like that, ever,” he said.According to a report in the Calgary Sun, the video was posted to YouTube by Wolf Tracker B.C., an “outdoor enthusiast” who asked to remain anonymous, and who captured the video from Facebook along with several other similar clips.Advertisement Those clips, along with names and links to Facebook profiles were preserved for evidence, according the Sun report.Under the provincial Wildlife Act, harassment of wildlife can come with a fine of up to $100,000 or a year in jail, or both.Vince is asking anyone with information to call 1-877-952-7277.“We’d really like the people involved to come forward, pony up and say. ‘Listen, I did this, let’s not waste anymore of the COs time, let’s just deal with what I’ve done,’” Vince said. Conservation officers in Fort St. John say a flurry of public tips has them zeroing in on a suspect seen in a video jumping on and riding a moose trying to cross a northern lake.David Vince says officers have received several “solid tips” since the video was posted to YouTube and went viral across the continent on Monday racking up more than 700,000 views. A full-time investigator has been assigned to the case,said Vince.“Based on our tips, we’re confident that we’re going to bring some people to task on it,” Vince said Tuesday morning.- Advertisement -He added: “We haven’t had this much public support pretty much for any file, but this one here we’re getting scads of phone calls.”Investigators have so far traced the incident to Tuchodi Lake, about 145 kilometres southwest of Fort Nelson in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, and believe it to have taken place last July.The video shows a boat approaching a lone cow moose trying to cross the lake. The boat gets close enough for a man to jump on the moose, which quickly changes directions in an attempt to run to shore.Advertisement
Luuk de Jong has been in good form for PSV 1 The Eredivisie may not attract the biggest names in world football anymore, but there can be no questioning the quality that the league continues to possess.That was once again on display on Wednesday night as PSV and Feyenoord played out a 4-3 thriller, a match that saw some wonderful football.However, there was one goal that stood above the rest, as Luuk de Jong finished off this beautifully worked move.
They are known as Bubbly Tacos and they are the Donegal lads taking the internet by storm.The lads have posted a series of videos on You Tube featuring both the wacky and the weird. But it wasn’t until they realised that playing with their balls could make them superstars.The guys can literally bounce a ball into an object given a chance (and perhaps 50 attempts!)But who cares because the guys are great entertainment.Simply CLICK to play. DONEGAL LADS SHOW IT TAKES BALLS TO MAKE IT ON YOU TUBE was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 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:ballsBubbly TacosYou Tube
WASHINGTON – The $3 gas sign has become a common sight as the cost of fuel has soared in recent weeks. Why are prices so high? And can President Bush or Congress do anything about it? Some answers to questions many motorists are asking. Q: How bad is the recent price increase? A: Last week, prices for regular grade averaged $2.94 a gallon nationwide, a 23-cent increase in two weeks and 68cents higher than a year ago. And prices in many areas such as the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic states are exceeding $3 a gallon. Q: What about the growing demand for oil? A: The growing economies of India and China are causing a global increase in demand for oil. Also the United States, which consumes a quarter of the world’s oil, has shown little sign of easing demand despite high prices. With the world consuming 85 million barrels of oil a day, analysts say there is only about 1.5 million barrels of day of spare production capacity – almost all in Saudi Arabia. “It’s sort of Economics 101,” says Al Hubbard, the president’s economic adviser. “The demand for fuel and gasoline has been … growing dramatically and the supply has not been growing as rapidly.” Q: What can President Bush and Congress do? A: Very little in the short term. Bush has said the country needs to move away from its addiction to oil. But developing alternatives such as hydrogen fuel cells for transport is decades away. Hybrid gas-electric cars still represent only a small fraction of car sales and supplies of corn-based ethanol – a substitute for gasoline – is limited. The cost-effective development of cellulostic ethanol is still under research. Q: Should federal and state taxes on gasoline be reduced or temporarily repealed to ease the cost to consumers? A: Democrats on Tuesday called for a 60-day “holiday” from the 18.4-cent federal gasoline tax, saying it would provide $100 million a day in immediate relief from high gasoline costs. It also would increase the federal deficit by $6 billion, unless the lost revenue – as suggested by Democrats – is made up by imposing new taxes on oil companies. The White House has shown little interest in such a move. Q: Bush on Tuesday directed the EPA to temporarily waive environmental rules, if necessary, to ease fuel shortages and dampen prices, and suspend shipments of oil into the government’s emergency reserve. Will that have any impact on prices? A: The EPA action is expected to have marginal impact, although it could make available more imported gasoline that doesn’t meet the U.S. clean air standards. But most of the summer-blend, cleaner gasoline already is in place. Still, the wholesale price of gasoline for delivery in May dropped slightly after Bush’s remarks. The amount of crude going into the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve is so small the suspension of shipments will have no impact, analysts believe. Q: Congress enacted broad energy legislation last year. Why hasn’t it had an impact? A: Most of the measures in that law are aimed at the long term. In fact, some provisions have added to the recent jump in gas prices. It required the use of more ethanol, which made gas more expensive to produce, and it timed the lifting of an oxygenate requirement in gasoline to May 5, prompting refiners to stop using MTBE as an additive, just as they also were shifting to summer-blend fuel. The move away from MTBE, which has been found to contaminate water supplies, to ethanol as a substitute has added anywhere from 3 to 8 cents a gallon to prices at the pump. Q: The country’s three largest oil companies are expected to report $16 billion in profits in the first quarter of this year. Exxon Mobil Corp. earned $36billion last year, the highest ever by a U.S. company. Should oil industry profits be reined in? A: Some Democrats in Congress have called for taxing profits on oil sold at more than $40 a barrel, but have been unable to get enough support to get it passed. Bush said Tuesday he was opposed to such a tax. Oil executives have told Congress a windfall tax would inhibit oil development. Q: Is there price gouging? A: At congressional hearings both Republicans and Democrats have said they believe there is gouging, but it’s hard to prove. There is no federal anti-gouging law and only about half the states have price gouging statutes, some of them extremely weak. Legislation to give the FTC authority to investigate price gouging has failed to pass Congress. The head of the Federal Trade Commission has said she opposes such a law, preferring to leave it to states. Bush on Tuesday called on the FTC and Justice Department to aggressively enforce federal antitrust laws on oil companies and help states pursue price gouging cases. But the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, says the federal antitrust laws are not adequate to deal with the oil industry and need to be strengthened.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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHowever, gasoline still costs less in the United States than in many European countries. And taking general inflation into account, it is slightly cheaper than what motorists paid in March 1981 in the aftermath of the Iran hostage crisis. Then, gas cost $1.41 a gallon, or $3.12 in 2005 dollars. Q: Why have prices been going up lately? A: Mainly because crude oil costs have soared, briefly reaching $75 a barrel, a third higher than a year ago. More than half of every $1 motorists pay for gas goes to the cost of crude. Gasoline supplies also have been tight because refiners shifted additives under government orders, using more ethanol. Ethanol prices have jumped 77 cents a gallon to $2.77 since December because of increased demand. And refiners are reaping record profits despite the high cost of crude. Q: What’s behind the jump in crude oil prices? A: Mainly market jitters about a potential cutoff of oil from Iran over a nuclear standoff and political tensions in the Middle East as well as in Nigeria and Venezuela, both major oil producers. The absence of substantial oil exports from Iraq has added to tight global supplies.
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Latest Premier League News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow gameday cracker no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Liverpool star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shown fans he’s stepping up his training as he bids to return to the first-team fold.The midfielder suffered a knee injury in the Reds’ 5-2 Champions League semi-final first leg win over Roma in April.Oxlade-Chamberlain damaged multiple ligaments and tendons in his right knee when he suffered the issue and was initially reported to missing the majority of the current Premier League season.He stepped up his training in late September when he revealed he was able to pass a football again and now the 25-year-old has issued another update on Instagram.As he continues to rehabilitate his knee, the ex-Arsenal man showcased himself training hard in the gym to strengthen his right leg and he certainly looks in excellent shape having incorporated bike work, boxing drills, and rope work which he has also posted on Instagram.A timescale on his return, though is yet to be updated by the player or the club. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REAL DEAL deals tense silverware Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won