Philippines stuns China to open 2017 Fiba Asia Cup bid

first_imgBut armed with grit and composure amid China’s fierce comeback, Gilas Pilipinas never let its foe pull away and tried to douse every Chinese run early in the fourth.An 8-0 blast from China made it 83-82, but their Ailun Guo fouled out with 4:42 left, leaving the Chinese without their best option down the stretch. Guo wound up with 18 points.Christian Standhardinger added 15 points on an efficient 75% shooting clip while Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright added 13 and 12 points, respectively.Japeth Aguilar and Gabe Norwood also made good on defense with five and three blocks, respectively.The Philippines, who is playing undermanned sans injured June Mar Fajardo, continues its group stage conquest on Friday against Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In the rematch of the 2015 finalists, Gilas Pilipinas held the Chinese scoreless in the last four minutes of the game justly shortly after the defending champions took their first lead.Jayson Castro, regarded as the best point guard in Asia, gave the lead back to the Philippines before China scored four straight, 87-84.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’Romeo, who went 5-of-7 from 3, put Gilas Pilipinas ahead for good with six straight points including a huge three with 2:12 left for the 92-87 edge.The Filipinos started out strong, leading by as much as 17 points at the half, before the Chinese came out firing with a 31-point third quarter attack. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash PLAY LIST 01:17Christmas Eve chaos in Hong Kong as police and protesters clash00:50Trending 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 Teen gunned down in Masbate Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Photo from FibaAsia.comPhilippines pulled off a stunning upset over China, 96-87, to open its campaign in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup in Beirut, Lebanon.Terrence Romeo carried the Filipinos in a mesmerizing showing against their Asian rivals where he finished with 26 points, including eight of the Philippines last 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Philippines whips Hong Kong in AVC openerlast_img read more

San Miguel to play Bridgeman vs Rain or Shine, still awaiting arrival of Terrence Watson

first_imgSan Miguel Beermen. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 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 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ WATCH: Derrick Rose moved to tears after watching video tribute from Chinese fans Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu San Miguel Beer, chasing to complete a rare Triple Crown sweep, will most likely play Terik Bridgeman against Rain or Shine in the 7 p.m. PBA Governors’ Cup contest on Wednesday as the Beermen await the arrival of new import Terrence Watson.Bridgeman, who came in to replace Wendell McKines, was a huge disappointment in his debut last Saturday, scoring just two points and grabbing six rebounds in a 79-90 loss to Alaska in Angeles City in Pampanga.ADVERTISEMENT Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Management and coaching staff wasted no time and has shopped around for a replacement, their third import in the season-closing conference, who has turned out to be Watson and is expected to plane in either late Tuesday or early Wednesday from the United States.But a ranking team official told the Inquirer that the Beermen would likely play Bridgeman against the Elasto Painters because coaching staff doesn’t feel that Watson would be able to have at least one practice with the team.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’ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

UE sacks Derrick Pumaren

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ UE coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDerrick Pumaren has been relieved as the head coach for University of the East.Sources close to the situation bared that the amiable bench tactician has been sacked from his post on Tuesday, ending his four-year tenure at the helm for the Red Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last seatcenter_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It also seemed that Pumaren discovered the fountain of youth as seen in his trendy attires through the course of this last campaign.Another reliable source who refused to be named shared that Pumaren was terminated effective November 20, but the school will still honor his contract until April next year.Pumaren had earlier hinted the possibility of leaving the Red Warriors after their last game against UST.“I don’t know (if I’ll come back), really. I still have to see what’s the direction of the UE management for next season and I have to think about that,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Pumaren, who is affectionately called “Manong” by his peers and players alike, amassed a 21-35 record for UE since taking over from Boycie Zamar in UAAP Season 77.In his first year for the Red Warriors, he steered the Roi Sumang-led squad to a 9-5 slate but fell to NU in a fourth place playoff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe team has not seen the Final Four in the following seasons, but UE did get a share of the limelight this UAAP Season 80.Despite the team racking up a 3-11 record to once again finish at seventh place, the Red Warriors still made waves largely thanks to the offensive outbursts of Alvin Pasaol, who once posted 49 points in a loss against La Salle in the first round. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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. View commentslast_img read more

Brothers Eric, Edward Kelly spice up ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila

first_imgPBA D-League: CEU gains top spot after stopping San Sebastian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Saruta beat Pacio by split decision two months ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.READ: Joshua Pacio to defend ONE strawweight belt in rematch vs SuzukiFormer two-division world champion Martin Nguyen will defend his featherweight world title against Narantungalag Jadambaa in the main event.The Kelly brothers hope to go on some sort of a resurgence with Edward losing two of his last three fights and Eric dropping his previous five.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Joshua Pacio banking on hometown support in latest ONE title bidEdward Kelly is set to face Sung Jong Lee of South Korea in a featherweight encounter while his older brother Eric will be taking on Tang Kai of China also in the featherweight division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPhoto from ONE CHAMPIONSHIPRamon Gonzales, meanwhile, clashes with Akihiro Fujisawa of Japan.Pacio aims to regain the strawweight strap in a title rematch with Japanese champion Yosuke Saruta. Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines–Three more Filipino fighters have been added to ONE: Roots of Honor fight card on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Manila.Joining former ONE world champion Joshua Pacio in the event are brothers Edward and Eric Kelly and strawweight Ramon Gonzales.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak PLAY LIST 00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight02:14Carpio 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Moving Up in Ganta: A Proprietress’ Journey From Side-walk Soup Stand to Modern Restaurant

first_imgThe business community in Ganta, Nimba county will long be remembered and highly respected for their willingness to comply with the municipal mandate to “dress back” their business structures and also renovate them to accommodate the road infrastructure and other developments going on in their city. As part of the mandate, the Ganta City Council required that all businesses located on the main street of Ganta convert their structures to flat-tops or multi-storey structures, thereby giving the city a new look, from the ground up – literally. It was a painstaking endeavor but, one by one, bit by bit, the resilient proprietors have made the vision their own, and are expanding their businesses as a result. Justina’s Bar & Restaurant, one of the biggest restaurants in Ganta owned by a Liberian entrepreneur, is poised to expand like the proprietress herself never before imagined. “I’ll be taking the building to a two-storey level, where the first floor will be a bar for wedding receptions and the second floor will be a hotel,” proprietress Justina Dahn Yormie told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview. “I started this business by selling meat pepper soup and rice on the sidewalk,” she said. “Gradually, the business grew, until I am able to reach this far.”The demolition exercises in Ganta affected her restaurant, as it did many of her fellow proprietors. The cost of renovation, especially building a flat-top roof, can be a very expensive endeavor. Like her neighbors, Justina now needs financial assistance to reach her target, as the demolition exercise set her back financially. But see what she has done with the restaurant: completely tiled floor, with a glass façade on the front and modern furniture, a decent upgrade from the regular plastic tables and chairs that used to be there. The restaurant is spacious enough to accomodate 180 persons and has 20 employees that run on three shifts. The restaurant is a 24-hour operation in a border-connected city that hardly sleeps. The building had a regulation look after demolition exercises compelled structures in the surrounding area to be transformed to flat tops or one storey buildings.The restaurant part of the building was among other business centers that were demolished during the construction of the Gbarnga – Ganta – Guinea border road, which was dedicated in March this year. Madam Yormie further told the Daily Observer that, despite the demolition, her business center is still moving strong and she hopes to continue modernizing it. She said the only way for a business to be successful is for the owners to be very serious and focused on goods and services. “Once you are able to manage small money,” she said, “you will also be able to manage bigger amounts.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Water main break in Taylor leaves water looking milky

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BC Arts Council gives funding to local artists

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. — The BC Arts Council have given 313 artists and arts organizations more than $7 million in grants across the province, and some Peace Regional arts councils are on the list.The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John received a $17,129 grant, and the South Peace Community Arts Council in Dawson Creek was the recipient of $12,277. In Rolla, the Peace-Liard Regional Arts Council received $9,200.Nearby, the Mackenzie Community Arts Council got a grant of $15,500.- Advertisement -“A healthy arts sector is made up of a rich spectrum of creative endeavour, and the artistic excellence demonstrated by the talented and diverse BC Arts Council recipients is most impressive,” said Merla Beckerman, the chair of BC Arts Council.Beckerman congratulated all the award recipients and thanked the award juries for their ‘conscientious adjudication.Applications for the awards were received from October 1 to December 31, 2015, and assessed by the BC Arts Council.Advertisement The category with the greatest number of awards handed out, and the greatest number of dollars distributed, was operating assistance. 111 awards were given to artists, in $5,162,600.70 awards were given to community arts councils, totaling $899,871. $67,954 was distributed in 11 awards for community projects. 49 awards were given out for creative writing, in $430,000 worth of funding.Awards in early career development were worth $32,025 altogether, across three awards. 35 grants in professional project funding were distributed, in $358,500 worth of awards.Professional development funding saw 24 awards, and $61,200, given to artists. Finally, touring initiatives was worth 10 awards and $85,000.Advertisement “People working in the creative sector are one of the drivers of the BC Jobs Plan and contribute to healthy and vibrant communities,” said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender. “Investing in artists and arts organizations throughout the province strengthens our creative economy and helps make British Columbia a great place to live, work and play.”From 2015 to 2016, the BC Arts Council has provided $24 million to help artists and cultural organizations flourish in communities throughout B.C.Last year, more than 200 communities across the province received grants from the council.last_img read more

Klopp hopes Euro progress yields transfer lift

first_img0Shares0000Liverpool’s German manager Jurgen Klopp attends a team training session at their Melwood complex in Liverpool © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Aug 24 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp voiced hope that guiding his team back into the Champions League will strengthen his hand in transfer talks over the last week of the trading window.Liverpool secured a place in the group stage for only the second time since 2010 after a 4-2 home win over Hoffenheim on Wednesday completed a 6-3 aggregate victory in the play-off round. Klopp has only managed to bring in Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Dominic Solanke in the transfer window so far and he suggested that number might increase now Liverpool are back among the elite.“It’s a big influence on the transfer market, especially if you do it more often,” Klopp told reporters at Anfield.“If you talk to a player, especially the players we talk to — because we don’t talk to players that are not better than our players — they say, ‘If you played in the Champions League, it would be really interesting because the club is great, the manager’s not too bad’ — all this stuff.“Or even when you try to extend a contract with a player in the squad. They say, ‘Yeah, I want to play Champions League.’“I always think, ‘WTF? It’s your job to do it with us together! Don’t ask for us to do the job so you can play Champions League. Do it with us together.’“And that’s what this team did. That’s why I’m so happy about it. Fourteen months’ hard work. And we did it. Nice.”Appointed in October 2015, Klopp was unable to steer Liverpool into the Champions League in his first season as they finished eighth in the Premier League, but a fourth-place finish last term opened the door to a return.They will discover their group-stage opponents in Thursday’s draw in Monaco and Klopp could not contain his excitement at the thought of the Champions League music booming out over Anfield again.“It’s so exciting to be part of it,” said the German, who led former club Borussia Dortmund to the competition final in 2013.“For me personally, it’s two or three years ago (since his last involvement). I loved it always.“I still love it, the players love it, the crowd loves it. We will have a few fantastic European nights at Anfield. So all good in the moment and nothing to moan about.”– ‘Thunderstorm’ –Liverpool’s midfielder Emre Can celebrates scoring the team’s first goal during the Champions League qualifier, second leg match against Hoffenheim August 23, 2017Leading 2-1 from the first leg, Liverpool flew out of the blocks, scoring three times in the opening 21 minutes through an Emre Can brace and a Salah effort.“The start of the game was like a thunderstorm,” Klopp said.Klopp hailed Can for overcoming the effects of illness to play and reserved special praise for Roberto Firmino, who created Can’s second goal and scored Liverpool’s fourth against his former club.“Roberto Firmino!” Klopp exclaimed in his post-match press conference. “What a game he had today.”Klopp said he had “nothing to say” about Philippe Coutinho, who continues to be courted by Barcelona and was absent against Hoffenheim due to illness and a back problem. Liverpool insist he will not be sold.Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann, who is only 30, delivered a critical assessment of his team’s display, saying they had played like “headless chickens”.Hoffenheim are playing in Europe for the first time in their history and will now drop into the Europa League.“This is a disappointment that will last for a bit, of course,” said Nagelsmann, whose side scored through substitute Mark Uth and Sandro Wagner.“We need to develop and be better than we played today. It doesn’t help thinking about a past game. You can’t change anything now.“We should use the Europa League as an opportunity to become more mature, to develop and hopefully we’ll meet teams that will help us to do that.“We’re going to tackle the Europa League and we look forward to competing on an international level.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunderland midfielder close to sealing £6m-plus move to Italy

first_img Emanuele Giaccherini in action for Italy 1 Sunderland midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini is closing in on a move to Torino.The Italy international joined Sunderland from Juventus in 2013, but he has fallen down the pecking order and spent last season on loan at Bologna.The Serie A side had been keen to make the 31-year-old’s stay permanent after he bagged seven goals last season.?But, according to TMW, Torino have stolen a march on their rivals and are close to agreeing a deal for Giaccherini.The Italian club are yet to agree a fee with Sunderland but they are willing to fork over around £6m for the midfielder.Giaccherini is keen to sort out a deal quickly as he is part of the Italy squad taking part in Euro 2016.last_img read more

DDTV: POLITICIAN FEATURES PROUD DONEGAL DAD IN US CONGRESS RACE TV ADVERT

first_imgA PROUD Glencolmcille man has appeared in a TV advert supporting his son’s bid for a seat in the United States Congress. Brendan F. Boyle is already a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.As Donegal Daily reported last month, his father Frank is a native Irish speaker from Glencolmcille who left Ireland in 1970 aged 19.And if there was ever an advert for the American dream, then his family’s story is it.Son Brendan went on to win a scholarship in Notre Dame and is now the state representative from the 170th District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County. He has represented the district since 2009 and has now announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district.His brother Kevin also serves Pennsylvania, following in his brother’s footsteps in 2010 – to become the first brothers to serve together in the state legislature.Their father Frank works as a janitor on the state’s transport system – and goes out canvassing for his son in the evenings.And he appears in this video TV advert above!The primary elections are tomorrow, the first round battle where Brendan – who visits Donegal regularly – is taking on the power and wealth of the Clintons.Wealthy Marjorie Margolies (71), is also running for the seat – she is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law!Brendan takes pride in his work ethic, and says he is the “only candidate, from beginning to end, that has talked about the fact that the middle class is forgotten by Washington, D.C., at a time when income inequality is at an all-time high.” He said he isn’t fazed by the Clinton’s involvement with the Margolies campaign, including $1,000-a-head fundraisers with both Bill and Hillary.“They’re in-laws and I certainly understand their involvement — the fact that both have done fundraisers certainly shows that they’ve made it a priority,” Boyle told ABC News at the weekend.“Bill Clinton was a good president, but it’s not his name on the ballot. Voters need to ask who would be the best congressperson.”Heading into Tuesday’s primary in the Democratic-leaning district, Boyle said he’s trying make do “with as little sleep as possible.” “I was up at 5:30 shaking hands at the train station, then I did radio interviews. I’m campaigning at diners all afternoon, and attending school fundraisers tonight,” he said.If he were to win, it would shake the political establishment sending a politician to Congress who doesn’t wield cheque books in his bid for power.CLICK PLAY to see the advert above:DDTV: POLITICIAN FEATURES PROUD DONEGAL DAD IN US CONGRESS RACE TV ADVERT was last modified: May 19th, 2014 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:Brendan BoyleCongresselectionIrish Americanlast_img read more