first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Curry is in the Philippines, three years since his first visit, as part of his Under Armour Asia Tour.The appearance of Curry, though, was just part of the season’s massive opening ceremonies that included performances from Spongecola, James Reid, and K-Pop star Minzy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’NU President and CEO Renato Ermita said the program encapsulates what the host school envisioned Season 81 to be and that is breathing new life into the UAAP.“Striving for greatness never truly ends,” said Ermita Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It all begins here as we enter a new year of the UAAP. There’s a new vibrance, new enthusiasm in our members of the community.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ LATEST STORIES “This is beyond competition and we are here to celebrate the value of sports and that sports brings unity and pride to our schools, community, and country.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fiba allows Greg Slaughter to play for Philippines as local Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img 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 NBA superstar Stephen Curry leads the oath taking of the athletes during the UAAP 81 opening ceremony at the Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSteph Curry wasn’t just a normal guest during the opening ceremonies of the 81st season of the UAAP.The two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion also led the oath of sportsmanship the athletes from the eight member schools recited during the season opener.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View commentslast_img read more


first_imgPBA IMAGESChito Victolero and the rest of his Magnolia Hotshots remember things perfectly well, and it is bitter memories against Barangay Ginebra that is driving this upset machine in this side of the PBA Governors’ Cup’s Final Four.With a defensive game that refuses to budge an inch and an efficient offense that has befuddled the Gin Kings, Magnolia took a 2-0 lead over defending champion Ginebra after a 101-97 victory on Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, with the Hotshots getting three match points for redemption.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ “My players still remember that, we were 2-0 (up) in the Philippine Cup (semifinals last year),” Victolero said. “That is our inspiration—to get that third win. We experienced that (going on to lose the series) before. And we don’t want that happening again.”Ginebra rallied in that series to win it in Game 7, but this being a shorter series, the Hotshots have three chances to make a title playoff appearance for the second time this year and be the favored team against whichever advances from the Meralco-Alaska match-up that the Bolts lead, 1-0.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“Being 2-0 up in a best-of-five series is nothing until you win the third game,” Victolero said after getting 25 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists from import Romeo Travis and 17 points from Ian Sangalang. “We need three wins to make the Finals and we will prepare harder for Game 3.”The potential series-clinching match is slated Wednesday also at the Big Dome, and Victolero is more concerned about preparing his team mentally. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis03:11SEA Games 2019: PH’s Ian Bautista boxing bantamweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 “They need to have the proper set of minds, the will, the desire,” he said. “We know that we are the underdogs and we need to work hard, to double our efforts to have a chance (at closing out) this series.”Justin Brownlee scored 31 points but was evidently punished by the Magnolia defense for the second straight game. The Hotshots’ clamping inside defense also limited Ginebra twin towers of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar to a combined 29 points.Ginebra coach Tim Cone was also ejected with over nine minutes left after continuously arguing with game officials.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Bolick deserves to be top pick in PBA Draft, says Fernandez Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more


first_imgThe success of the recent county sports meet was hurt by protests and counter protests, procedural errors and poor lighting that alienated at least two counties and resulted in the refusal of Bong County to play against Lofa County for the 3rd place.In an interview with the Daily Observer last Saturday in Monrovia, Coach Kasumu Sillah of Bong County said it was the first time for a County Meet to suffer multiple problems that he blamed on the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Liberia Football Association.“How can anyone be happy about the conclusion of the County Meet when Nimba and Bong were unhappy with procedural errors by officials?” Sillah said.He said Bong County players received some of the worst treatment during the tournament.“The players slept at a school auditorium in Soul Clinic,” he said. “This affected the team’s moral.” He indicated that promises made to the players were not fulfilled, which gave room for discontentment.“How can 25 players sleep in one room like what happened to Bong County? And in fact, the food was not that good,” he said.“With all due respect to everyone, it was the worst County Meet that I can remember.”Sillah, who played three seasons for Bong County before moving on to the national scene, said the Ministry of Youth & Sports must coordinate properly with the Liberia Football Association to ensure that glaring mistakes in the just ended meet would not be repeated in the future.He recalled that not too long ago, a County Meet edition was held with professional groups that provided and made available the rules of the games to all counties.Sillah said rules about players’ eligibility must be made available ahead of the tournament and the LFA must show more than a passing interest to check and weed out its registered players to avoid unnecessary protests.He said players’ welfare should also claim the attention of county officials so that they are not left frustrated due to poor handling of finances by team officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_img“What we had was damage to an insulator and some cut-outs, and an arrestor,” says Gammer. “That kind of damage, it kind of has the hallmarks of a lighting strike so this is why – I mean we can’t say because we didn’t see it happen, but it looks like it was damage from the lightning.”The two top causes for a power outage, according to Gammer, are adverse weather and fallen trees.“This is where we get the bulk of our outages.”- Advertisement -Some areas around town seem to get hit more frequently than others – something Gammer attributes to its proximity of the closet substation. In Fort St. John, that’s located on the Alaska Highway near 86 Street.“As you get farther and farther out, there’s more and more likelihood that things could happen along the line – whether it’s tree contact or high-winds causing the phases of the line to touch together,” explains Gammer. “When you’re at the very end of the line, you’ve got that much more opportunity for things to be impacting the line along the way, and that people at the very end will feel all of it.”Gammer says upgraded technology allows B.C. Hydro to continue mitigating the amount of people affected by circuit disturbances.Advertisement “For example, with the work that we did this morning, our crews were able to sectionalize the lines so that they can reduce the number affected down to a smaller number just around the problem area,” says Gammer. “That’s an improvement that some years ago, that wasn’t on that line – they didn’t have the switching capability to do that.”At the peak of this morning’s outage, around 4:13 a.m., about 2,453 customers were without power.Power was fully restored a little over three hours later at 7:41 a.m.last_img read more


first_imgNewcastle have made their seventh summer signing after capturing Shakhtar Donetsk striker Facundo Ferreyra on a season-long loan.Boss Alan Pardew admitted earlier this week a deal for the 23-year-old was close and now the Argentine forward has completed his move, which includes an option to buy at the end of the campaign.Ferreya was one of six Shakhtar players who didn’t travel back to Ukraine following a friendly against Lyon in France due to fears regarding the political unrest in the eastern European country.The striker confessed he did not want to go back to Shakhtar and has now sealed a switch to St James’ Park.Ferreyra told the club’s official website: “I am very pleased to sign for Newcastle United. I like the Premier League and when I knew that Newcastle were interested in me, it was a very easy decision to make.“I spoke to my friend Fabricio Coloccini, and when he told me about the club, I didn’t need to think twice.”Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew added: “Facundo is someone we know on a number of levels, including his friendship with Fabricio (Coloccini), and we think he could be a big success here at Newcastle.“This is a player who has played at the top level and is highly-regarded in Argentina. He has tremendous potential and hopefully he can realise that here at Newcastle United.” 1 Newcastle striker Facundo Ferreyra last_img read more


first_imgFormer Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes there is every chance Luis Suarez COULD make a return to Anfield, after the striker admitted he ‘misses’ the Merseyside club.Suarez left the Reds to join Spanish giants Barcelona in a £75million switch in July 2014 and proved an instant hit, so far netting 54 goals in his one and a half seasons at the Catalan side.Liverpool, meanwhile, have felt the full force of the Uruguay hitman’s absence and have so far struggled to replace the home favourite, whose 31 Premier League goals took the club agonisingly close to the 2013/14 top flight title.However, Suarez seemingly opened the door to a surprise homecoming on Tuesday, saying Liverpool ‘are in [his] heart’ and that he would not play for another Premier League club if a move back to England was on the cards.And ex-Reds boss Rodgers believes the striker’s unique relationship with the Anfield faithful could well see their beloved number seven make a return.Speaking exclusively to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Rodgers said: “I think he certainly misses the passion of the Liverpool supporters and he loved the competition of the Premier League.“Luis is enjoying it out there at Barcelona, but I think if he did ever come back there would certainly be only one club he’d want to play for.“He absolutely loved it at Liverpool, the supporters adored him and he gave absolutely everything.“Barcelona was an incredible move for Luis, and it’s such a great credit to him that his move made an already world class team even better.“It’s a joy to watch him score goals and work as hard as he does for one of the best teams in the world…but you never know.”LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH BRENDAN RODGERS ON TALKSPORT HERERead more:Liverpool FC news: ‘Klopp rates Benteke – he tried to sign him!’ Brendan Rodgers tells talkSPORTLiverpool FC news: Reds players programmed to play Jurgen Klopp way, says Brendan RodgersLiverpool transfer news: Rodgers reveals Liverpool’s thinking on potential Sturridge salelast_img read more


first_img 5. Robert Lewandowski has scored 30 goals for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga – 30 goals x 2 = 60 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 15. Eran Zahavi has scored 31 goals for Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Israeli Premier League and those finishes have been multiplied by a factor of 1.5* to give him 46.5 points in the race for the Golden Shoe. To find out who else makes the top 15, click the arrow above, right – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. Joint 7th. Islam Slimani has scored 26 goals for Sporting CP in Primeira Liga – 26 goals x 2 = 52 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 Joint 11th. Neymar has scored 24 goals for Barcelona in La Liga – 24 goals x 2 = 48 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. Joint 11th. Sergio Aguero has scored 24 goals for Manchester City in the Premier League – 24 goals x 2 = 48 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 Joint 11th. Karim Benzema has scored 24 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga – 24 goals x 2 = 48 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 15 15 15 15 15 The Golden Shoe (not boot!) is awarded to the player with the most goals in European domestic football.Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, predictably, are up there, but how do they rank against prolific talent from the Premier League, Serie A and Ligue 1?Check out the top 15 in the running for the Golden Shoe by viewing the slideshow above.*The rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition.That means that goals scored in the top ranking UEFA leagues – Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and English top flights – are multiplied by two, while domestic championships in the level below see goals multiplied by 1.5 and Europe’s weakest divisions are multiplied by oneStatistics correct up to and including fixtures on 14 May 2016 Joint 7th. Lionel Messi has scored 26 goals for Barcelona in La Liga – 26 goals x 2 = 52 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. Joint 9th. Harry Kane has scored 25 goals for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League – 25 goals x 2 = 50 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 2. Gonzalo Higuain has scored 36 goals for Napoli in Serie A – 36 goals x 2 = 72 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 Joint 11th. Jamie Vardy has scored 24 goals for Leicester City in the Premier League – 24 goals x 2 = 48 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 15 Joint 9th. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored 25 goals for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga – 25 goals x 2 = 50 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 4. Jonas has scored 31 goals for Benfica in Primeira Liga – 31 goals x 2 = 62 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 3. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 35 goals for Real Madrid in La Liga – 35 goals x 2 = 70 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 6. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 36 goals for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 – 36 goals x 1.5 = 54 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5. 15 15 1. Luis Suarez has scored 40 goals for Barcelona in La Liga – 40 goals x 2 = 80 points – *Rankings are worked out by multiplying the number of league goals scored by a factor based on the competitive level of the competition. The top leagues have goals multiplied by two, the worst leagues by one and the middle ranking competitions by 1.5.last_img read more


first_img Premier League stars Diego Costa, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla will not be playing at Euro 2016 this summer OFICIAL | Lista provisional de 25 jugadores para la #EURO2016 / Provisional 25-man call up for the #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/wyMJ77Fyhe— Selección Española (@SeFutbol) May 17, 2016 1center_img Diego Costa, Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla will NOT be at Euro 2016.The Premier League trio have been left out Spain’s 25-man provisional squad for the tournament by boss Vicente del Bosque.Brazil-born striker Costa has struggled to impress under Del Bosque since switching his international allegiance in 2013, scoring just one goal in ten appearances.He has also endured a difficult season for Chelsea and has netted only 12 times in the Premier League for the deposed champions.Mata has been a virtual ever-present for Manchester United this term but has also been overlooked.Arsenal’s Cazorla is left out having only recently returned from injury, while his club teammate Hector Bellerin has been named on the standby list.Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has also been unable to force his way into the squad, despite an impressive end to the season with Atletico Madrid.Torres has scored 10 goals in the last 19 games, helping Atletico to the Champions League final and third place in La Liga, but that has not been enough to earn a first call-up since the 2014 World Cup.Bayern Munich defender Javi Martinez is another notable omission from Del Bosque’s squad, while uncapped pair Lucas Vazquez and Saul Niguez, of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid respectively, are included.Spain travel to France next month hoping to retain the crown they won in Ukraine and Poland four years ago and they begin against Czech Republic in Toulouse on June 13.Check out the full squad below!last_img read more


first_imgPEARBLOSSOM – Keppel Union School District trustees are considering different ways to get a school built for children in a proposed 800-home development including having the developer build the school for the district. “Our intention was to give the board information on the different options of building a school,” Assistant Superintendent Steve Doyle said. “There are choices. One choice is a developer-built school where the developer builds the school as opposed to (the district) designing, bidding and building a school. There are pros and cons to either way.” The trustees held a study session last week with their attorneys and architects on the proposed 540-acre College Park project and how the school would be built. The school would be located on land within the development, house about 450 children and contain grades kindergarten through eight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The College Park project, which would include a Palmdale campus for Antelope Valley College, falls within Keppel’s boundaries, though it is inside Palmdale city limits. Originally proposed more than 10 years ago and approved by city officials in 1999, the College Park project appears to be moving forward after its acquisition by developer DR Horton, the nation’s largest home builder. The project is planned among rolling, brush-covered hills south of Barrel Springs Road, west of the Littlerock Dam. The college campus will be on nearly 70 acres of foothill land along 37th Street East. The project includes home lots ranging from 5,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet, an 18-hole golf course and a retail area. Keppel also has discussed forming a special tax district to help pay for the construction of the school if the developer is agreeable. Both sides have met to discuss financing and where the school should be located. Mello-Roos tax districts allow developers to pass on to homeowners school-building fees rather than pay them before houses are built. Keppel currently charges a developer fee of $1.64 per square foot for residential development. The special tax districts are allowed to be formed under the Mello-Roos Act of 1982, named after two state legislators who wrote the law. It became law after 1978’s Proposition 13 capped property tax rates for Californians and diminished the ability of cities and districts to fund new roads, schools and infrastructure needed to support development. Developers are required to disclose the tax to homebuyers, who sign a form indicating they were informed of the tax. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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


first_imgNEWHALL – After the 7-year-old girl had finished reading aloud she concluded that her companion liked the story, especially the phrase “I am not your mother, I am a dog.” Brenda Aladuena’s companion was a dog, but not just any dog. The sheltie, named Tippy2, is a key component of a literacy program that employs gentle trained dogs as listeners for youngsters who find reading difficult. The dogs serve as foils for their handlers, who offer encouragement and tips. “The trainer speaks for the dog,” said Dave Valantine, a dog trainer and coordinator for local handler-dog teams that participate in the program. “We ask the child if they want the dog to help them with a word, or ‘could you explain to (the dog) what the story is about?”‘ Brenda and others who took part in the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program at the Community Center on Wednesday agreed it was a good idea. “If we don’t help students to improve their reading before they leave high school, their future is bleak,” said Terry Deloria, who also runs the Intensive Literacy Program for the William S. Hart Union High School District. “If they’re having trouble, the last thing they want to do is read to somebody. If we can hook them, to read and read successfully (the) short pieces, we can get them to read often.” The average age of community center participants is 7, but older kids are not turned away. The handlers are volunteers whose pets have lived with them for at least six months. The dogs must be at least 1 year old, very obedient, friendly and smart. The handler-dog pairs are registered to work together as active therapy teams and both must pass the muster or they both fail. The animals are therapy dogs, not service dogs. They obey their handlers, but provide service to third parties in order to improve their well-being. The Delta Society, a national registering agency for animals, provides testing protocols, lessons for the handlers and up to $1 million in liability insurance at low cost to the teams. The local teams are evaluated every couple of years. “In the evaluation, if a dog shows the least sign of aggression, they’re done,” Valantine said. Miriam Robles said her son Moises, who attends special-education classes at Emblem Elementary School, has trouble expressing himself because of a language delay. Moises has read to Tippy2 a couple of times. “I saw him enjoying himself,” Robles said. “He was so proud to do it and he showed the picture to his friends the next day.” Robles said Moises has been more enthusiastic about reading at home. The Community Center offers after-school homework help and tutoring, and its supervisor, Hope Horner, is on the lookout for new ways to increase literacy. “This is just a fun and creative way to do that,” she said. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “I think it’s great you can read a book to someone who can pay attention to you,” said Cristian Rodriguez, 11. “The dog looks at you and his ear goes back so he can hear.” Cristian and his friend Mario Villanueva took turns reading to Valantine’s black Labrador, Bonnie, petting Bonnie as each other read. Homework counselors help choose suitable books, which lone children read for 15 minutes to the handler-dog team. A 139-pound Great Dane named Barkley – taller than some of the readers – was among the four teams on hand Wednesday. The handlers, though not professional literacy tutors, are taught reading support skills. They read to the dogs for several weeks to prepare them. When the kids are finished reading, they snap take-home photos of the activity. The effectiveness of the READ program has not been proved scientifically, but many participants say it empowers youngsters, boosting their self-esteem and fluency. The director of special programs for the high school district, who is not familiar with the program, said encouraging students to read more often is beneficial. last_img read more