Hotshots lock down Aces, earn much-needed win

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Magnolia will try to ride on the dominant showing when it goes up against Columbian while Alaska is set to take on struggling NLEX in the nightcap of Wednesday’s action at Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Ian Sanggalang and Paul Lee provided Magnolia’s one-two punch while Mark Barroca, Aldrech Ramos, Jio Jalalon and chimed in on the defensive effort.  “Ynares has been very good to us,”  coach Chito Victolero jokingly said in Filipino. “Maybe this place is our lucky charm.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“After the loss to Phoenix, I told the boys to adopt a playoff mentality. We didn’t have a sense of urgency,” he said as Magnolia improved to 2-4.  “Now it’s started.”Sanggalang led Magnolia’s scorers with 24 points. Lee had 20 as Barroca added 19 more.  Resurgent Rene Catalan makes it 6 in a row, stops former champ Yoshitaka Naito Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Magnolia delivered a sterling performance on both ends of the court to take down Alaska, 103-86, and return to the PBA Philippine Cup’s win column Saturday at Ynares Center here.The Hotshots imposed their will on the defensive end, keeping the Aces under 20 points in the middle quarters. ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments The Hotshots accounted for 15 steals and seven blocks in a performance that saw them lead by as many as 21 points. Victolero, who is bracing for a tough stretch, pointed out that the optimism within the team has’t fizzled out. He noted that it was only the game against San Miguel Beer where they were soundly defeated.“I have trust in my players that in situations like this, they start to step up and lock in,” he said.  “It’s not going to be easy, but hopefully, we’ll pull through.”Alaska skipper Chris Banchero buoyed his team with 26 points, while Jeron Teng and Chris Exciminiano pumped in 17 and 13 markers, respectively. But those were the only double-digit production the Aces drew from their handicapped squad.Alaska dropped to 3-3 in the all-Filipino tourney.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READlast_img read more

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Mills Jones’ Children Donate Food Items to Ebola Orphans, Others

first_imgEbola orphans and the disabled community in Montserrado County have received assorted food items donated by Dr. J. Mills Jones’ three daughters. Dr. Jones is the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE). The three daughters who presented the items to the needy – Drs. Wehmah, Miatta, and Myennohweh Jones, were accompanied by their father and brother Emmett. They are in the country on vacation from the United States.The items donated included 75 bags of 25kg rice and 51 gallons of vegetable oil.The beneficiaries are the Great Commission in Chicken Soup Factory and the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home in Sinkor.In their remarks the children said presentation of donations to the needy was a part of activities marking their father’s upcoming birthday celebration scheduled for January 9 at the Jones’ residence in Marshall, Lower Margibi County.“We came back to Liberia to celebrate the festive season with our parents. We know during the season, people sometimes forget to identify with the less fortunate, therefore, we are here to identify with them as well as the country’s other vulnerable people,” the children said in separate remarks.Dr. Wehmah, presented the first consignment of rice and vegetable oil to the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home.Presenting the second consignment to the Great Commission Orphanage, Dr. Miatta Jones said the items were the Jones’ way of identifying with the less fortunate during the festive season.Residents at the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home have often complained of being abandoned by society.The home caters to children suffering from various forms of birth defects.Nelly Mulbah, proprietress of the Great Commission, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, lauded the Joneses for what she described as a timely gesture.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Williams sisters ailing, withdraw from events

first_imgVenus Williams will not play at next week’s Diamond Games in Antwerp, Belgium, because of a lingering injury to her left wrist, organizers said. She aims to return for the Feb. 19-25 tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Serena Williams has the flu and Venus Williams has a sore wrist, forcing the sisters to pull out of upcoming tournaments. Serena Williams withdrew from the Bangalore Open in India in what would have been her first tournament since her victory at the Australian Open. The eight-time Grand Slam winner still is scheduled to play in the Dubai Championships that begin Feb. 19. last_img

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Liverpool passed a major test of character with ‘superb’ West Ham win – Lallana

first_imgAdam Lallana feels Liverpool passed a major test of character in the race for a Champions League spot by thrashing West Ham on Sunday.The Reds ensured their destiny remains in their own hands in the fight for a top-four finish with a 4-0 victory at the London Stadium.Liverpool travelled to the capital knowing any slip-up could hand the initiative to Arsenal, and faced a Hammers team who had dashed Tottenham’s even loftier ambitions just nine days earlier.But a double from Philippe Coutinho and strikes from Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi means victory over relegated Middlesbrough on the final day will take them back to Europe’s elite next season.Midfielder Lallana told the club’s website: “People were talking about the pressure with the results on Saturday, but I felt very calm even in the warm-up and the dressing room.“I felt the balance was right and we didn’t have to put too much pressure on ourselves. You only have to look at the teamsheet and it had goals, creative players, it had everything really, and I felt we trusted that, we trusted our ability.“Credit to the lads. It was a big pressure game but the way we dealt with it was superb.”It was not the way the Hammers wanted to end what has been a turbulent first season as tenants of the former Olympic Stadium.As well as the drubbing by Liverpool, they have conceded five at home to Arsenal and Manchester City, four to Watford and City (again), and three to Southampton and Leicester.Defender Winston Reid said: “In the last few weeks we’ve been doing well.“We tried our best and went out there to try and put on a performance. But sometimes you have days like that and unfortunately we’ve had a few of them this season.“But we’ll move on to next season and learn from this season, especially at home.” Adam Lallana celebrates with Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian’s first goal for Liverpool against West Ham 1last_img read more

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Mexico v Sweden: Preview, confirmed line-ups and radio commentary

first_img Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada World Cup 23 ‘THEY FAILED’ Mexico will take on Sweden today in a crunch match How can I listen to live coverage?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action on talkSPORT 2.What’s the team news?Mexico: Ochoa, Alvarez, Salcedo, Moreno, Gallardo, Layun, Guardado, Herrera, Vela, Lozano, HernandezSubs: Jose de Jesus Corona, Ayala, Marquez, Gutierrez, Jonathan, Fabian, Jimenez, Giovani, Jesus Corona, Peralta, Aquino, TalaveraSweden: Olsen, Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg, Berg, ToivonenSubs: Johnsson, Olsson, Guidetti, Svensson, Helander, Hiljemark, Krafth, Jansson, Rohden, Durmaz, Thelin, Nordfeldt.What does Group F look like ahead of the game? The Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg 3 3 LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit 3 talkSPORT are 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. If Sweden want to progress they will need to win, or draw and hope Germany lose to South Korea.Sweden beat South Korea and lost 2-1 to Germany in their last game as a result of a last minute goal by Toni Kroos.When is Mexico vs Sweden?The game will take place at 3pm UK time.The match will be played in the Ekaterinburg Arena, which has a capacity of around 35,000. 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true Sweden take on Mexico in their final World Cup Group F fixture on Wednesday.The Mexicans have an unblemished record so far but if they lose to Sweden and Germany beat South Korea, Juan Carlos Osorio’s men could be eliminated. Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man UNITED last_img read more

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‘WE’LL RUN CANDIDATES IN LOCAL ELECTIONS’ – DAAA

first_imgDONEGAL anti-austerity groups say they will attend a meeting in Dublin next month to ‘fire up’ their campaign against the Government and will run candidates in the local elections next year here.Resentment is the over-riding feeling with people in Donegal who decided that they had no choice but to register for the property tax, says Joe Murphy from Donegal Action Against Austerity.“While huge numbers of people in the county were opposed to the property tax,they lacked the confidence about refusing to pay as a form of protest,” said Mr Murphy. “Once the power of deductions at source was introduced by the government ,and when not enough of a fight -back could be built, a resignation developed amongst people that ”they’ll get it anyway”. There was also widespread belief that huge penalties could be imposed on those who boycotted.“With about 90% registration,it is unlikely that forcible deduction of the tax from wages and welfare will put pressure on the government the way it could ‘ve done if boycott levels had been higher.“We now have the appalling vista of a government that includes a so called Labour Party,forcibly taking this unjust tax out of the pockets of workers, un-employed and pensioners while the country remains a tax haven for corporate giants and billionaires.”Mr Murphy said that the property tax remains a huge political issue. “This is why campaigners in Donegal have attended discussion meetings in Dublin on standing candidates in next year’s local elections,” said the DAAA spokesman.“So far campaign groups across the country including Donegal have agreed to stand candidates in the local elections. Other areas are in discussions about joining, which could see anti-home tax anti-austerity candidates challenge for seats through out the state.“It makes sense that those who fought and protested the tax should now challenge the political parties to abolish it.“Why should the campaign which has done the most to struggle and resist home taxes and austerity stand aside and give a free run to the likes of Fianna Fail and others who have not seriously fought austerity?”The next meeting the activists from Donegal will be attending will be on September the 14th in Dublin.The purpose will be to agree a programme that candidates through out the country will run on. ‘WE’LL RUN CANDIDATES IN LOCAL ELECTIONS’ – DAAA was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:candidatesDAAADonegal Dailylocal council electionslast_img read more

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Biomimetics Dept: Wear a Pine Cone

first_imgEurekAlert says the British are developing new clothes using pine cone technology.  The fabric automatically adjusts to temperature by opening up or closing down, keeping the wearer comfortable in all environments.  “We’ve drawn upon nature,” said one designer of this “fundamental change in clothing.”Makes you wonder how a pine cone figured this out.  The film Wonders of God’s Creation Part 1 has an amazing story about the knobcone pine.  It has the hardest cone of any tree, able to withstand the blows of a hammer and teeth of hungry rodents.  It can remain tightly closed for decades.  Only one force in nature is strong enough to crack them open, and that is a forest fire.  The cone opens just slightly during the fire to emit gases that insulate the seeds inside.  Only after the fire has passed will the cone open completely, allowing the seeds, like little one-winged helicopters, to spiral down to the newly-cleared ground.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA, Australia touch base

first_img8 February 2005South Africa and Australia have agreed to consolidate and extend their co-operation in a number of areas, including trade and sport.This commitment was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Sue van der Merwe and her Australian counterpart, Bruce Billson, after talks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday.According to Foreign Affairs officials, the two discussed a number of issues of mutual interest, including trade and sport, ahead of Wednesday’s friendly football match between the two countries at Absa Stadium in Durban.Although South Africa and Australia are fierce rivals in cricket, rugby, swimming and soccer, the two countries enjoy sound trade relations, valued at about R11.4-billion.Australia is South Africa’s third-largest trading partner in Asia, after Japan and China.Australia is also a big investor in South Africa; the merger in the 1990s of Australian BHP Billiton and Gencor created the largest mining company in the world.“We share common values and a common history, and our two countries will continue to work together with that as a base”, said Billson, who is Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Easter road safety dos and don’ts

first_img17 April 2014 As many South Africans prepare to head off to holiday destinations for the Easter long weekend, the SA National Roads Agency’s Elna Fourie offers a few tips on how to get there – and back – safely. Speaking to SAnews on Thursday, Fourie said that drivers and passengers should wear their seat belts at all times to minimise the risk of injuries and death in case of an accident. To drivers she said: “Avoid all the things that will distract you while driving, such as using a cell phone. If the speed limit is 120 kilometres an hour, you must know that it is not a suggestion, it’s the law. “What most drivers don’t realise is that our roads are not designed for speeding, so those who transgress our road rules by driving 160km/h should know that they will be putting themselves and other road users in danger.” Fourie said pedestrians should wear clothes that make it easy for drivers to see them at all time. They should also walk facing the direction of oncoming vehicles. “Always face oncoming traffic. Don’t walk with your back to traffic because you need to see what is coming so that you can prepare yourself. “Those who use public transport, such as buses and taxis, should check if such modes of transport are roadworthy or not. Once inside, they should wear seatbelts. “When passengers alight from public transport, they must check out for other vehicles before crossing the roads or street. When you get out of a bus or taxi, look out for other vehicles, cyclists and other pedestrians”. Fourie also urged drivers of light vehicles to encourage their passengers to wear their seatbelts as well. “Those who will be embarking on long-distance trips must rest after every two hours. Plan your route and make sure your car is roadworthy. The most important thing is to stop and rest. “When driving in rainy conditions, please reduce your speed and make sure you have very clear visibility by keeping your headlights on.” Following the rules of the road, Fourie said, was the best gift you could give yourself and your loved ones. “Remember there is someone who loves you. They want to see you again, and you need to arrive safely.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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32 dead, many injured as boiler explodes in NTPC’s Unchahar plant in Rae Bareli

first_imgGoogle Maps image locates NTPC unit at Unnchar in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district.   At least 32 persons died and more than 97 were injured, many sustaining serious burns, after a boiler tube exploded at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) unit in Unchahar in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.Workers and engineering staff were active at the 550 MW unit at the time of the accident, which left thick smoke billowing out of the plant.Rescue work is still on and district officials, police personnel and CISF jawans are trying to recover the bodies.The office of the Director-General of Police confirmed 20 deaths so far and the death toll, it is feared, could go up.According to U.P. ADGP Anand Kumar, around 22 victims with severe burn injuries have been referred to Lucknow, said he said adding, another 15 victims are in Rae Bareli hospital. Some victims were also sent to Allahabad.”Total number of casualties could go up once the blades of the Boiler are cut. NDRF Team are at site,” Mr. Kumar said.The identity of the victims is still not known. Most of them are believed to be workers. The NTPC management, which ordered a probe, said an abnormal sound was recorded at 3.30 p.m. in unit 6 of the plant.“There was a sudden abnormal sound at 20 mt. elevation and there was opening in corner no.2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area,” the NTPC said in a statement.Mr. Kumar said ‘prima facie’ the cause of the explosion appeared to be the pressure built up in the boiler due to gathering of ash.U.P. offers ex gratiaUP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Mauritius, directed Principal Secretary of the Home Department to oversee the rescue operations. Terming the accident as “extremely sad”, Mr. Adityanath announced an ex gratia compensation of ₹2 lakh each to the family of the dead, ₹50,000 to those grievously injured and ₹25,000 for other injured.  Senior officials have rushed to the spot. An NDRF team consisting of 32 personnel have left Lucknow for Unchahar.Nearby trauma centres and hospitals are on alert to give immediate relief to patients of the tragedy, said U.P. Health Minister Sidharthnath Singh.Mr. Kumar, the ADGP, said prima facie the boiler burst due to built up pressure caused by the gathering of ash. “Prima facie, what the NTPC management has told me, ash gathered in the furnace of the boiler, which should not have happened. Due to gathering of ash, pressure built up and the boiler burst. [As for] the reasons why it happened, this is a technical probe and NTPC officials will do it,” Mr. Kumar said. The boiler was installed just six months ago.Describing it as an “unfortunate accident,” the NTPC said: “In NTPC Unchahar, Unit No. 6 at around 1530 hrs on 01.11.2017 there was sudden abnormal sound at 20 mt. elevation and there was opening in corner no.2 from which hot flue gases and steam escaped affecting the people working around the area.””An enquiry has been set up by NTPC management to investigate the reasons for the accident. All possible measures are being taken to provide immediate relief to the families of affected people in close coordination with the district administration,” the firm said through a media statement.Expressing her condolences to the victims of the NTPC boiler accident, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in a statement said, “In your hour of crisis, I stand by you and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. I wanted come  personally and share your grief but unable to do so as I am not well. I express my sympathies and condolences to the affected families.” She represents Rae Bareli in Lok Sabha.(With inputs from Sandeep Phukan and TCA Sharad Raghavan from New Delhi)last_img read more

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