Ateneo rout a ‘wakeup call’ for UP early in UAAP Season 80

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled “What happened to us was like a wakeup call. We need to recover quickly,” said Desiderio in Filipino after his team slipped to 1-1. “It was really a struggle, we were scouted very well and almost all of our plays were countered.”UP head coach Bo Perasol called it a “rude awakening” but it was also something that his Fighting Maroons were eager to move past.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We had to move on immediately,” said Perasol in Filipino. “There’s really nothing left to do, we lost badly but it happens. We move on to Sunday and hope that we have a better game.”Against the hot shooting Blue Eagles, the Maroons were dismal on the floor, going 25-of-67 from the field. They also got sorely outrebounded, 51-38. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ LATEST STORIES 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 Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img A costly, catty dispute finally settled For Desiderio’s part, he finished with just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting after scoring 17 points against the Growling Tigers.“I think we were complacent and we weren’t focused because of that,” said Desiderio. “I wasn’t able to adjust, I was too focused on scoring.”UP has a chance to bounce back on Sunday against University of the East, which has yet to win in two matches so far.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines was on a high after a dramatic 74-73 opening win over University of Santo Tomas after wingman Paul Desiderio hit a dagger of a three-pointer on Sunday.Come Wednesday, the Fighting Maroons were sent crashing back to reality after Ateneo put on a display for the convincing 92-71 win as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament continued.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new groundlast_img read more

Cavs’ Kevin Love to miss ‘weeks’ with painful toe injury

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “When I got back to the plane where I had trouble walking, so it was all really management,” he told reporters. “I was able to go out there and play in some pain. I was trying to fake it around you guys in the locker room and not show too much, but it was the other 21 or so hours out of the day where I was in a lot of discomfort. That was weighing on me as well as not feeling like myself and not really being able to get in shape in practice because I wasn’t really able to do too much.”Love has been injury prone in recent years, missing 45 games over the past two seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Drew ‘disappointed’ Cavaliers haven’t restructured his coaching contract Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown FILE – In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love, left, is double-teamed by Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Tolliver and Jeff Teague, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Minneapolis. Love could miss significant time with a foot injury that has bothered him since the preseason. Love will sit out his third straight game on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, as the winless Cavs host Atlanta and look to end a six-game winless streak to start the season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)CLEVELAND — Kevin Love doesn’t know when he’ll be able to help the struggling Cavaliers.The All-Star forward said Tuesday night that he will miss at least several weeks with a painful left toe injury that has bothered him since the preseason and recently got so severe that he had trouble walking. He did not rule out surgery.ADVERTISEMENT He pushed through the pain for Cleveland’s first four regular-season games, but struggled with his shot while overcompensating for the injury. Love has been frustrated by not being able to play, but knows he has to obey doctor’s orders.“The only way I’m going to be best for this team is to be healthy, and I haven’t been the last month,” Love said. “It’s disheartening. I want to be out there.”The injury makes things even tougher on the Cavs, navigating through their first season since LeBron James left for the second time. Before he finally decided to stop playing, Love was making only 32 percent of his shots while averaging 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds.The five-time All-Star signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension this summer.Love wasn’t sure exactly when he got hurt — or how.ADVERTISEMENT The 30-year-old had an MRI and visited Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He’s been told to rest the injury, and there is no clear timetable when he’ll play again.“I would like to get back obviously as soon as possible,” said Love, who has been wearing a walking boot on his left foot for the past few days. “I had high hopes for the season, I know it’s been off to a really rocky start, but the more I can be out there and help this team, the better. So I’m hoping to get out there as quickly as possible and hoping that it’s only two or three weeks.”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 ChrissLove missed his third straight game Tuesday as Cleveland hosted the Atlanta Hawks. The Cavs entered the game 0-6, and the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions are reeling after coach Tyronn Lue was fired Sunday. Compounding the slow start, the Cavs are still working through contract negotiations with assistant Larry Drew, who wants more security before he takes over and said he’s “very disappointed” the team has not given him a new deal.Love said he first injured his toe during the preseason opener against Boston on Oct. 2. He then missed the club’s final three exhibitions. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardlast_img read more

Looming City Lockdown: CDC Plans 3-Day March

first_imgOpposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has decided to stage another “city lockdown” in and around Monrovia, the party’s vice chairman for Operations, Mulbah Morlu, has announced.Addressing a news conference yesterday in Monrovia, CDC disclosed the staging of a three-day political rally aimed at creating the platform where their political leader, Ambassador George M. Weah, will interact with the “ordinary Liberian people.”According to Morlu, who is also CDC deputy campaign manager, the party has decided to begin “a three-day roadmap to victory,” parade through the streets of Monrovia, beginning with various market places in the city.“CDC will begin parading the streets with Amb. Weah beginning with the Small Town Community behind our party’s headquarters and move on to the Peace Island Community in Congo Town.“From those two places, the CDC will later move to the Jorkpen Town and Rally Town markets. Amb. Weah will then walk from UN Drive to Randall Street through Water Side Market and West Point community.“Weah wants to interact with the citizens along Broad Street and other places. The team leaves from West Point to Vai and Clara Towns and will meet with people of ‘Gibraltar’, Weah’s birth place. From that moment, Weah and the team will walk from Clara Town towards Freeport, Logan Town and New Kru Town respectively,” Morlu announced.CDC has also disclosed plans for a very large rally to be held at its headquarters on Thursday, 18 December, describing it as the party’s “pre victory rally.”According to Morlu, the rally will be a mass gathering of supporters of the party for a jamboree to celebrate Weah’s anticipated victory in the impending election.CDC has called on all its partisans to turn out in their numbers for the occasion.On Friday, CDC said their attention will be focused on Somalia Drive, starting with Freeport towards Gardnervilles, Bardnersville and towards the Red Light District in Paynesville. Morlu noted that the rally is intended to remind CDC’s rivals of the strength of the party and the ability of their candidate to clinch victory.CDC is a signatory to the Inter Party Consultative Committee agreement of December 3, 2014 when political parties and stakeholders discussed and instituted measures aimed at curtailing the spread of the Ebola virus and election violence in the country.NEC and stakeholders agreed that there would be no street parades; that campaigns be conducted only in districts/communities; and that gatherings will not exceed 250 persons.Judging from Weah and the CDC’s last campaign rally on November 28, which paralyzed the entire capital, blocking traffic for several hours, political analysts believe the planned three day parade is in contravention (violation) of and will defeat the purpose of the December 3 agreement.Perhaps stakeholders, including Health authorities, civil society and the international community might be able to prevail on the CDC and other candidates and political parties to restrain their demonstrations, in order to continue winning the more crucial campaign to defeat Ebola.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kitty Market to be completed in 2 months – Town Clerk

first_imgBy Ramona LuthiIn light of construction being recommenced on the Kitty Market, Town Clerk of Georgetown Royston King announced in a statutory meeting on Monday that the structure will be completed at the end of two months.According to King, this information was relayed to him by City Engineer Colvern Venture prior to the meeting, highlighting the availability of relevant materials.“With regards to the Kitty Market, I’ve received a report from the engineer who has given me a new date of about two months to complete with the availability of the appropriate materials to get the work done,” the Town Clerk noted.The rehabilitation of the Kitty Market began earlier this year, and the announced deadline was Guyana’s 50th Jubilee Anniversary on May 26. However, construction halted, causing many persons to refer to the work as an election gimmick, under the refuted claims that the Mayor and City Council had become cash-strapped and unable to pay contractors for the restoration.During the latter part of the previous month Guyana Times was informed by City Engineer Venture that the reconstruction on the Market had already resumed but was delayed because of the inclement weather.Meanwhile, earlier in this month, vendors related to Guyana Times that the contractor has recommenced works on the structure and the relevant materials were bought and delivered to the location.last_img read more

DPP recommends no charges against “Alpha Dan”

first_imgLinden taxi driver’s murder probeThe office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended that no charges be laid against 22-year-old Delon Fraser, also known as “Alpha Dan”, who was accused of murdering 24-year-old Linden taxi driver Orlando Flatts, also known as “Orandy” or “Rango” of Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, Linden.The incident occurred at approximately 00:30h on the morning of Friday, February 9 at Lot 74 Amelia’s Ward, Linden; when the deceased, allegedly whilst armed with a piece of metal, violently forced his way into the apartment of his ex-reputed wife and was stabbed once in the left region of his abdomen by Fraser whom the woman now shares a relationship.Fraser, also a local music artiste, received injuries to his left elbow and left palm and was arrested in connection with the incident while the knife and a piece of metal (wheel spanner extension) were retrieved and lodged as evidence.A Police official has confirmed that a file which was prepared and sent to the DPP for advice on the matter has since returned with the no charge recommendation.A neighbour who resides in the lower flat of the home had recalled being awakened by a tumbling noise coming from the upper flat and seeing the accused with a bloody knife in his hand on the morning of the incident.According to the woman, the suspect then stated that a thief had broken into his house and he stabbed him after a scuffle ensued. Flatts was laid to rest on February 16.last_img read more

Force team satisfied with weekend

first_img Still, all in all, it was a success for the 14-time champion and his team. “It was a good day and a great weekend,” said Force, who lost to Cruz Pedregon. “My job was to put four cars in the show. It was a lot of work over the last week putting all the stuff together. For the initial kickoff, everything went well.” He was also proud of his daughter’s performance against Hight. “She didn’t do anything crazy, like go over the wall,” said Force of Ashley’s initial round of competition. “She got after it and got sideways.” Ashley said she thought she might have made a mistake as Hight suffered mechanical woes after she shut her Mustang off. Both Force and his daughter Ashley were eliminated in the first round in Funny Car, and teammate Eric Medlen was put on the hauler in the second round. Robert Hight reached the finals and had the better car, but was disqualified against eventual winner Gary Scelzi. NHRA NOTEBOOK POMONA – Unlike the day before when the stress of the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series season opener was reflected on his face, John Force was surprisingly calm after a first-round defeat at the Winternationals. Photo Galleries: • New: 47th annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals, 02/12 • New: NHRA Winternationals, Pomona, 02/12 center_img “I saw (Hight) slow and I said, `You gotta be kidding me. I made the wrong decision,”‘ Ashley said. “But (crew chief) Guido (Antonelli) said we were too far behind to catch Robert and that I made the right decision. We didn’t have a good chance of catching him but had a good chance of blowing an engine. “Of course, Dad always says to blow up everything you need to, to get down the track.” LOCAL WINNERS Jay Payne of Claremont and Chino’s Clark Holroyd were sportsmen winners at the event, with Payne repeating his alcohol Funny Car win of 2006 while Holroyd won Stock for the second time in three national events. “Sometimes, you’d rather be lucky than good,” said Payne, who was top qualifier at the Auto Club Finals last fall but lost in the first round. “This is the way we started last year, but we didn’t capitalize on it (he failed to win another event).” Payne won when Sean Bellemuer of Fullerton crossed the centerline in the finals. Bellemuer had a 0.051-second advantage off the starting line before his infraction. Holroyd finally defeated Tibor Kadar of Peoria, Ariz., after three straight finals losses to him. Holroyd won at Las Vegas last fall and advanced four rounds at the Auto Club Finals. “This is my 15th year with the car (a 1968 Chevy Nova). I was on cloud nine when I got best engineering car, but this is pretty good.” Holroyd, who put a new motor in the car last week, ran 10.426 seconds at 123.27 mph for the win against Kadar’s 12.084 at 105.99. UPSET SPECIAL The shocker of the day was Tony Schumacher’s first-round loss to No. 16 qualifier Joe Hartley. Schumacher, who led Top Fuel qualifying, is also the defending three-time class champion but lost traction at midtrack to lose early for the second straight year. It’s not the end of the world, but it still is disappointing,” Schumacher said. “This race sort of sets the tone. You always want to start the season on a good note and, unfortunately, it did not happen. “This is a sport that can turn on you in a hurry. Look at what took place last year for us. We struggled for much of the first half of the year and then we suddenly took off and eventually won the title.” PIT STOPS Hillary Will, who survived a spectacular crash during testing in Las Vegas last weekend, suffered more disappointment in her first-round Top Fuel run. A broken clutch linkage prevented her from putting her car in reverse after the burnout against Doug Kalitta. “This has never happened to us before,” Will said. … Despite his second-round loss to Jeff Arend, Ron Capps was upbeat for the day. “The one bright spot is my daughter Taylor called and they won their cheerleading event. So, it’s the first time she hasn’t been here in Pomona. That’s exciting. That made the day a little bit better.”… Hight ended Arend’s storybook day with an eye-popping 4.646. “The car shook, and I pedaled it really quickly to give it a shot, but Hight looked like he was shot out of a cannon,” Arend said. “I mean, he was gone. There was no use tearing anything up with him flying away like that, so I lifted, but let me tell you, on our best day we weren’t going to beat a 4.64. Nobody was going to beat a 4.64. When they throw something like that at you, all you can do is get out of the car and shake the guy’s hand. That was incredible.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Two candidates left for Rio Hondo

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Daniel Castro, one of three finalists for the vacant position of president of Rio Hondo College, has dropped out, officials said Monday. That means only two of the top candidates – Ted Martinez Jr. and Monte Perez – will participate in an open forum from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Residents, students and faculty will get a chance to meet them and ask questions. “Nothing’s going to change,” said Maria Elena Martinez, president of the Rio Hondo College board of trustees. “The process will continue. We still want to see if we have a candidate for president between these two finalists, and that’s that.” College officials said they were unaware of Castro’s reasons for withdrawing for consideration for the job. last_img read more

Van Gaal rules out Bayern return while Hoeness is president

first_imgHowever, Bayern’s current head coach Heynckes, 72, has repeatedly said he will quit at the end of the season.The search is on to replace him and Van Gaal, currently without a club, would be an obvious candidate.The 66-year-old has won 20 club titles in his career, most recently the 2016 FA Cup in a two-year stint at Manchester United.He coached Bayern from 2009-11, losing the 2010 Champions League final, but winning the Bundesliga and German Cup titles only to be sacked the following season.The Dutchman says he “loves” Bayern, but ruled out returning.“I have always gone back, whether it was to Barcelona, the national Dutch team, AZ Alkmaar, but returning to Bayern? – I can’t imagine that,” Van Gaal told magazine Sport Bild.“As long as Uli Hoeness is at the club, I won’t work there.”Van Gaal was dismissed in April 2011 when Bayern slipped out of the German league’s top three — the Champions League places at the time.The Dutchman lifted the lid on working under Hoeness.“Uli Hoeness has cultivated special relationships with certain players and campaigns for their interests,” Van Gaal explained.“Like (Franck) Ribery, who according to Mr Hoeness, should always play.“In my opinion, that’s not good for the work of a coach.“The team is important and not the individual players – in this regard Hoeness and I differ.“After one conversation (with Hoeness) my wife told me I should quit FC Bayern.“I kept working there because I love the club.– Never give up –“The German mentality is also my mentality.“Hard training, fight until the end, never give up – the job was made for me.”Van Gaal says Hoeness would criticise him for blooding current stars, like Thomas Mueller and David Alaba who were inexperienced at the time.“I would always select Thomas Mueller (early in his career) and Hoeness would tell my wife in the VIP lounge ‘your husband has picked the wrong team again!’,” said Van Gaal.“Same with David Alaba.“He made a mistake in the last minute of a game which led to my dismissal.“Now he is one of the biggest talents Bayern has.”The Dutch disciplinarian confirmed two legends from his turbulent times at Bayern.He admits once pulling striker Luca Toni by the ear for slouching during a meal – “it was disrespectful to his team-mates and me”.He also hints that he pulled down his underwear in the dressing room, after defeat at Mainz, to show his stars he “had the balls” to drop them.“What happened with my players behind closed doors should remain so, but anyone who knows me also knows it could have happened. I am emotional,” said Van Gaal.Despite his personality clash with Hoeness, Van Gaal talked of his affection for Bayern.“Manchester United, the last team I coached, are a commercial club, Bayern are totally different,” he said.“The bosses, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeness, are former players who know what they are talking about.“For them, football is the most important thing, not money, like it is at United.“That’s why I love FC Bayern.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Louis van Gaal, who went to watch Bayern and fellow Dutchman Arjen Robben lose in Paris in September, says he does not want to work again for the current leadership of the German club © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEBERLIN, Germany, Feb 28 – Louis van Gaal has ruled out returning to Bayern Munich and succeeding Jupp Heynckes — as long as Uli Hoeness remains club president.Bayern are 19 points clear in the Bundesliga table and in the hunt for the treble of European, German league and cup titles.last_img read more

BC Wildfire Service reminds public to use fire safety this long weekend

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Wildfire Service is asking the public for help to prevent wildfires this long weekend.While the wildfire activity so far this year has been relatively normal, the Wildfire Service says the month of August is typically the most active part of the province’s wildfire season.They say human-caused wildfires are the leading factor, which is preventable but makes up about 58 percent of this year’s wildfires in B.C.- Advertisement -“Human-caused fires are completely preventable and unnecessarily divert crucial firefighting resources from naturally occurring wildfires. From April 1 until noon on July 31, 2019, the B.C. Wildfire Service responded to 579 wildfires throughout B.C., 58 percent of which were human-caused.”While campfires are currently allowed in all areas of the province, the Wildfire Service is reminding British Columbians to practice responsible fire use by assessing their environment and keeping an ample supply of water nearby to fully extinguish any recreational fire they light.For up-to-date wildfire information, you can visit gov.bc.ca/wildfirebans.Advertisementlast_img read more

Manchester United and Chelsea in race to land PSG star on free transfer

first_imgChelsea and Manchester United remain in the race to sign PSG forward Ezequiel Lavezzi after he declined a money-spinning move to China.The Argentine is out of contract in the summer and both English clubs, as well as Inter Milan and Barcelona, retain a strong interest in signing him when he becomes a free agent.But Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua made an audacious attempt to gazump all of the European super powers with a late offer to tempt him to the far east.It has been reported that they were willing to pay the 30-year-old around £150,000-a-week, but Lavezzi has turned it down as he hopes to stay in Europe.Both Manchester United and Chelsea are free to talk to the striker if they wish to tie him down to a pre-contract agreement before June. 1 Ezequiel Lavezzi last_img read more