‘Pool queens’ eye 1-2 billiards finish for PH

January 19, 2020

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas FILE – Chezka Centeno of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games Women’s 9-Ball Pool held at the OCBC Arena Hall 4, Singapore Sports Hub.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAThe Philippines will bank on its “Pool Queens” to ensure a gold-silver finish in the Southeast Asian Games billiards competition.“That’s our target. To meet again in the finals,” said two-time World 10-ball champion Rubilen Amit, referring to prodigy Chezka Centeno.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The 2005 and 2009 SEA Games champion was runner-up to teenage sensation Centeno during the women’s 9-ball competitions in the 2015 SEAG in Singapore.Training together at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, the 35-year-old Amit said she has fostered a close relationship with the 18-year-old Centeno.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’“I can’t say that I was mentoring her, because she’s already good at it, but I’m more of an Ate (elder sister) for her,” said Amit. “Hopefully, I can be a guide for her outside the pool hall.”Rubilen Amit of the Philippines during the 28th SEA Games 9-Ball pool Singles quarterfinals beating Fathrah Masum of Indonesia 7-2 held OCBC Arena Hall 4, Singapore Sports Hub.INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMAAmit finished fifth in the China Open last June, but she’s confident she can perform very well in the lone women’s event, the 9-ball singles, which will be held Aug. 22 at KLCC Hall 4. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Gilas gold? Perlas looking at SEA Games crown too 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Amit captured the 2009 and 2013 World 10-ball championship trophy and will share the top billing in the country’s all-star billiards cast that includes legend Efren “Bata” Reyes.Centeno, who hails from Zamboanga, was discovered in the Philippine National Games when she, at the tender age of 11, bagged bronze. She also won 9-ball gold medal in the 2015 World Games in Shanghai.Also making up the men’s team are SEA Games champions Warren Kiamco, Dennis Orcollo, Basil Hasan Al-Shaijar, Alvin Barbero, Johann Chua, Francisco dela Cruz and Jeffrey Roda.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Dwyane Wade hits 500th 3, joins Michael Jordan, LeBron James on elite list

January 18, 2020

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MIAMI, FL – OCTOBER 20: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on during the playing of the national anthem prior to the game against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 20, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPATLANTA — Dwyane Wade made his 500th career 3-pointer in the third quarter to join Michael Jordan and LeBron James on an elite list.On a miserable shooting night for Miami — the Heat had missed 20 of their first 22 attempts beyond the arc — Wade joined Jordan and James as the only players in NBA history with at least 20,000 points, 5,000 assists, 4,000 rebounds, 1,500 steals, 800 blocks and 500 3s.ADVERTISEMENT The Heat, trying to win for the 13th time in their last 18 games, trailed Atlanta by 21 points late in the third Sunday.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 Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship historycenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title US basketball player says Milan police racially profiled himlast_img read more

APNU/AFC Councillors support calls for Ramayya to be removed

January 12, 2020

first_imgThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Regional Councillors in Berbice have joined the call for embattled Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Dr Veerasammy Ramayya to be removed from his post over his apparent incompetence.APNU’s lead Councillor at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), Samuel Fraser, was very vocal when the Council held its May statutory meeting on Thursday and made no hesitation in joining calls for Ramayya to be removed from the position of REO.For several months, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillors have been lobbying for the REO to be replaced. A no-confidence motion against Ramayya was even tabled last year at the Council’s statutory meeting and was passed in November with a 16-8 majority vote.Adding fuel to the fire, Ramayya recently imposed a limit on the amount of fuel to be issued to Regional ViceEmbattled Region Six REO, Dr Veerasammy RamayyaAPNU’s lead Councillor Samuel FraserChairman, Dennis DeRoop, who also heads the Regional Works Committee.At Thursday’s meeting, Fraser said “enough is enough” and joined the call for the REO’s removal. The APNU Councillor pointed out that the REO as a public servant should keep his focus on administrative work which he has not been doing.“The previous REO, I understand used to remain in the office in the afternoon to get his work done and even on weekends. We cannot have our administration on TV discussing politics. The President (David Granger) said that the election period is over. We need the REO to be in his office doing his work… I support all that you have been saying,” Fraser remarked to the Council during the recent statutory meeting.However, Regional Chairman David Armogan explained to the Council that the utterances from Fraser are meaningless unless he and his collogues take their concerns to the party. “We can talk here all the time but it don’t mean anything. You have to use the mechanisms that your party has to get action, but I am glad that you raised it,” the Chairman stated.Meanwhile, PPP Councillor Zaman Hoosain had earlier moved a motion to have the cap on fuel for the Vice Chairman’s vehicle removed. According to the motion, the REO has no authority to regulate the use of or to stop the supply of fuel to the vehicles assigned to the Vice Chairman.“Be it resolved that the decision of the Regional Executive Officer to stop the supply of fuel to motor vehicle PKK 6310 be rescinded and that fuel be supplied forthwith to the said vehicle. And be it further resolved that a cap on fuel for vehicle PKK 6310 and the Vice Chairman’s vehicle be removed immediately,” the motion presented to the Council detailed.When the motion was voted on, it received full support from the PPP and five of the seven coalition Councillors.Ramayya was not at the meeting at which he should have been the clerk. Concerns were also raise that Councillors are not being paid their travelling allowances and contractors have been waiting on payments for months. According to Armogan, some of the vouchers have been sitting on the REO’s desk since February to be signed.Only recently, the Region Two RDC also expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the region’s REO, Rupert Hopkinson.At the May Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting, Councillors from the Government and Opposition sides debated the poor performance of the REO.The RDC expressed dissatisfaction that the REO had sidelined the Accounts Department by having an inexperienced Accounts Clerk in the office of his confidential secretary to examine vouchers, thus creating delays in processing of vouchers.last_img read more

Cousins drown following fatal plunge at Mahaica seawall

January 12, 2020

first_imgThe search for the bodies of two cousins came to an end on Tuesday afternoon when they were pulled from the Hope Koker, East Coast Demerara (ECD) after taking a plunge at the Mahaica Unity seawall on Monday and did not resurface.The boys – 14-year-old Timothy Robinson, called “Dadoo”; and 10-year-old Timothy Yearwood – reportedly drowned after swimming at the seawall’s jetty around noon.According to reports, the families of the boys became alarmed when the clothing of Robinson was found on some rocks at the said jetty.Upon enquiring, the families of the boys were told that the two were seen swimming when Yearwood began to experience difficulties in the water which prompted Robinson to jump in to save him but both failed to resurface.However, that was one theory told to the boys’ families. Another theory indicated that the two were gambling in a boat when they fell overboard.Another theory indicated that two older boys were seen with the missing boys. They were reportedly seen running from the said jetty just before the clothing of Robinson was found.Donna Scotland, the mother of Robinson, said she last spoke to her son at around 11:00h on Monday. She was getting dressed for a funeral when she instructed Robinson to clean her shoes and to later clean the yard.Scotland noted that Robinson was supposed to pick her up from the funeral later that day with a bicycle but by the time she was ready, she could not find him and as such, she took a car instead.The woman related that upon reaching home, Robinson still could not be found thus prompting her to send a nephew in search of him.“After a while, I saw my nephew coming back with he (Robinson’s) clothes in he hand; he pants, he jersey and he hat. After he give me he clothes I started to cry and I call my neighbour them out and show them and I told them that something wrong,” the woman relayed in tears.Scotland related that she and others went to the seawall where they were told that Robinson and Yearwood were seen earlier.“When we reach, they said that Timothy and Daboo all of them went out at the beach (seawall) together and then we realised that is both of them we couldn’t find,” she explained.However the mother of Yearwood, Norma Singh, said she last saw her son on Monday morning when she left for work.According to the distraught woman, while at work, she received a call from someone informing her that Yearwood and Robinson went out to the jetty and only the clothing of the older boy was found.As such, she quickly went home where she was further informed that the young men were feared dead. Singh told the Guyana Times that the news was surprising as the boys were not in the custom of going to the jetty.“I was shocked because them boys don’t go there, it got a culvert in front here and them does usually go there,” Singh explained.The woman added that her son is a very mannerly child and she is in disbelief while noting that the different story they were told left some loopholes.The Police were informed and visited the scene but subsequently told the families to call them when the bodies of the boys were found. After intense search, the bodied of the boys were found. Post-mortem examinations are expected to be conducted on their bodies. (Kizzy Coleman)last_img read more

Trojans are being careful

January 11, 2020

first_imgPHOENIX – There might not be a more fearsome last-place team in any conference in the nation than Arizona State. The Sun Devils (6-19 overall, 0-14 Pac-10), USC’s opponent today, haven’t won a conference game but have been competitive of late, including a six-point loss to UCLA on Thursday in which ASU held a 10-point lead in the second half. USC’s players have been warned about a letdown all week. “It’s been the only time all year we’ve talked outside our next game,” USC coach Tim Floyd said. “We’ve talked more about Arizona State this week than we have Arizona, because we knew the effort would be there for Arizona.” ASU has lost its past five games by six points or less, and three of those games were against ranked opponents. “You can’t sleep against those guys because every game they are there at the end,” USC guard Gabe Pruitt said. “We’re really concerned about coming in and playing against those guys.” The Sun Devils have stayed in games despite inferior talent because of the way they slow down the pace and create defensive battles. “I expect them to be where Washington State is in two years because they’re just so tough to play against,” Floyd said. “They play smart, play so well defensively and take such great shots. As their talent continues to improve, they are going to be right in the thick of (the Pac-10).” The good thief: Pruitt had a season-high four steals to lead USC’s defensive effort in Thursday’s 80-75 victory over Arizona, giving him eight steals in the past three games. center_img “It’s just anticipation,” Pruitt said. “I saw a couple opportunities that I was able to get out in the passing lanes and get them. I kind of got away from it a little bit, but we’re at a real critical point of the season now.” Pruitt, who is seventh on USC’s all-time career list in steals with 132, averaged 2.2 steals per game last season but had just 13 through his first 12 games this season. Part of the decline in Pruitt’s takeaways is because Floyd doesn’t stress steals. “I don’t think it’s a critical stat,” Floyd said. “If it happens within our defense, that’s great. But steal attempts can put you out of position and allow teams to play five against four. We emphasize containment.” Scoring surplus: Young heard a lot of chatter about his scoring being being down early in the season. With his 26-point performance Thursday against Arizona, he eclipsed his scoring average from last season for the first time. Young is averaging 17.4 points per game, compared to 17.2 at the end of last season. He is averaging 19.8 points over the past eight games. “I knew if I kept being patient and didn’t worry about it, the scoring would come,” Young said. Tourney talk: USC can reach 20 victories and 10 conference wins by beating ASU, numbers that are usually seen as the benchmark for making the NCAA Tournament out of the Pac-10. “The coaches talk, and they say two more wins probably seals it,” Pruitt said. “I think our record right now should be good enough to make the tournament, but just to be on the safe side we’ve got to get a couple more wins.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Silver Streak transit service to hit the streets

January 11, 2020

first_imgIn addition to Los Angeles, the Silver Streak also will take customers to major station stops in Montclair, Pomona, West Covina and El Monte. When the Silver Streak begins service, Friesema said Line 480, which stretches from Montclair to Los Angeles, will no longer travel into downtown Los Angeles. John Fasana, a board member and Duarte City Councilman, said the Silver Streak will help improve transportation in the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys. “This is important for our valleys because it’s going to get people out of their cars and onto public transit and give them a quick ride to work, which will help ease congestion on the freeways,” Fasana said. “If you think about the cost of parking downtown and sitting in traffic, this is really a great savings.” Officials said the Silver Streak will provide daily service running every 10-12 minutes, 24 hours a day. The Silver Streak bus fare will cost riders $2 each way and 31-day passes will be $80. Seniors, people with disabilities and Medicare cardholders can ride for $1. To help promote the new service Foothill Transit is offering free rides on the Silver Streak from March 18 to April 1. Foothill Transit now operates 35 fixed-route local, express and rail-feeder lines, covers 327 square miles, and serves 15 million customers each year. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 60-foot tandem buses will be equipped with free Wi-Fi service to allow riders to do work, surf the Internet or check e-mails. The agency’s Smart Bus Equipment, which includes an automatic vehicle location system, will provide automatic stop announcements, automatic passenger counters, on-board security cameras and station stop bus arrival displays. Briesemeister said the 30-bus fleet also features comfortable seating, capacity for up to 58 riders and provides people with an opportunity to be more productive and relaxed on their commute. Felicia Friesema, Foothill Transit spokeswoman, said the new service will cost $6.5 million per year to maintain operation and will be paid for through state and local funding sources. “The idea was to create a high-capacity people mover to alleviate some of the crowding we were seeing on Line 480, which is our most popular line, and meet the greatest needs, which is why it is stopping at major station stops,” Friesema said. Friesema said the Silver Streak will give riders a quicker commute time by eliminating some local stops that Line 480 makes and by spending only about 5 percent of its total trip on surface streets. Instead, it will travel primarily on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway and HOV lanes. • Video: Silver Streak buses EL MONTE – Foothill Transit is launching what officials are touting as a cutting-edge bus service expected to give commuters a quicker and smoother ride into downtown Los Angeles and other major station stops. Transit officials unveiled the new Silver Streak on Thursday at the El Monte Bus Station and said it will hit the streets March 18. “This is a commuter’s dream,” said Wilfred Briesemeister, Foothill Transit executive board president. “These are not the buses of yesteryear.” last_img read more

Falwell praised for his activism

January 11, 2020
first_imgFalwell later disbanded the organization, saying its work was done, but he continued to speak out on the issues of the day. The first mourners at the church he founded, the Thomas Road Baptist Church here, began to arrive at 4 a.m., said Chief Charles W. Bennett Jr. of the Lynchburg police. Before the doors opened seven hours later for the 1 p.m. service, the line of students and the elderly, toddlers and parents had wrapped around the building and extended for blocks. The Bush administration sent a representative – Tim Goeglein, the deputy director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House – and evangelical leaders active in Republican politics, including Pat Robertson, streamed into the church. There were few politicians, however, and none of the current presidential candidates attended. At the service, the fond intimate memories of Falwell’s old friends mingled with grand assessments of his legacy offered by his political allies. “He was controversial – Jerry’s goal wasn’t to be popular,” said the Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of the Rev. Billy Graham and the president and chief executive of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Speaking of the new generation of evangelical pastors that has taken up issues like AIDS, poverty and global warming, Graham said: “I pray to God that these new leaders will be champions of those values that made him controversial. He believed in the Gospel; that’s controversial. He believed in the inerrancy of the Bible; that’s controversial, the sanctity of life.” Falwell had said he accepted Jesus as his Savior in January 1952, and within a few months, decided he wanted to become a minister. He began Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1956, in Lynchburg, his hometown. Shortly afterward, he started a 30-minute daily radio broadcast, and six months later, a televised version called the “Old-Time Gospel Hour.” Falwell’s congregation grew, and by the early 1970s, he established Liberty University, originally Liberty Baptist College, hoping to make it a national university for evangelicals. About 10,000 people watched the service at the church and other venues at the university, where it was televised. The eulogy was given by Vines, who, in 2002, called the Prophet Muhammad “a demon-possessed pedophile.” Falwell defended him and then drew criticism himself for calling Muhammad “a terrorist.” He later apologized. Once the last songs finished, the family walked behind the pallbearers who brought the rose-covered coffin to a waiting hearse. Macel Falwell, Falwell’s widow, wept quietly and leaned on her older son, Jerry Jr.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Rev. Jerry Falwell was eulogized Tuesday as a daring critic of American life, called by God to his role as a clergyman and political activist. “He was called at this particular time to raise high the Gospel banner in America,” Jerry Vines, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said at Falwell’s funeral. “He understood that as Christians, we cannot hide our light under a bushel. He said, `I was called by our Lord Jesus Christ to confront the culture.’ And did he ever confront it.” Falwell died May 15 at age 73. He founded the Moral Majority almost 30 years ago, seeking to create a mass movement of evangelical Christians and people of other faiths, united by a conservative agenda on abortion, gay rights, patriotism and moral values. In 1980, the Moral Majority was credited with playing a role in the election of Ronald Reagan as president and in dozens of congressional races. last_img

‘I’m sure they will stay with us!’ – Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez expects Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema to remain at club

January 3, 2020

first_img1 Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez is confident captain Sergio Ramos and striker Karim Benzema will remain at Real Madrid.Ramos is reportedly at the centre of a tug of war between the Spanish giants and Manchester United, with rumours suggesting the defender wants a switch to the Premier League.Speaking after Madrid’s 4-1 International Champions Cup win over Manchester City in Melbourne, Benitez told reporters: “Sergio has known from day one that I want him to stay and I’m sure that he’ll stay with us.”The former Liverpool, Chelsea and Inter Milan boss was also optimistic of Benzema remaining in the Spanish capital, despite reported interest from Arsenal.Benitez added: “People are asking me about different players that maybe we will buy and I always say the same thing, ‘he’s not our player, I will not talk about that’.“In this case Karim is our player so I will not talk about that. I hope, I’m sure, that he will stay with us.”last_img read more

LVG latest: Dutchman set to QUIT Man United as Mourinho waits in wings

December 30, 2019

first_imgLouis van Gaal is on the brink of quitting as Manchester United manager, according to reports in Monday’s newspapers.The Dutchman was booed by supporters after United crashed to a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.It was the club’s sixth Premier League defeat of the season and has left them ten points adrift of leaders Leicester and five points off a Champions League spot.Van Gaal admitted after the latest loss, in which United managed just one shot on target, that he can fully understand the fans’ fury.And, according to The Sun, Van Gaal held talks about his future with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Sunday.The 64-year-old accepts full responsibility for the club’s failings this season and is said to be ready to throw in the towel rather than wait for the sack.Jose Mourinho is being heavily linked with the job given his availability after his exit from Chelsea in December.Reports over the weekend that Mourinho wrote a six-page letter to United outlining his suitability to succeed Van Gaal were branded “totally absurd” by his agent Jorge Mendes.But the Portuguese boss is understood to be desperate to land the job and is the bookies’ favourite to be the next United boss. Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more

Liverpool could be facing a fight to keep Coutinho as Euro giants plot £45m bid

December 29, 2019

first_img Philippe Coutinho 1 Paris Saint-Germain are ready to splash £45m on Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in France.The Ligue 1 champions are on the hunt for a marquee signing this summer after Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed he would be leaving.The likes of Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard and Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain have already been linked with a move to the French capital.But – according to Le10 Sport – PSG have set their sights on luring Coutinho away from Anfield.The French club have reportedly already sounded out the player’s entourage and they are ready to submit a bid of £45m.Liverpool, however, are adamant that Coutinho is not for sale at any price and will fight tooth and nail to keep him for the long-term.last_img read more