Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross couldn’t be more thankful for his teammates in San Miguel’s close out game against Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.With the pesky defender under strict minutes restriction since Game 4 due to a strained right thigh, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser picked up the slack for the Beermen and did a tremendous job defending the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES READ: San Miguel back in PH Cup Finals, closes out Ginebra“It’s kind of frustrating because I can’t do what I usually do out there, but the good thing is that Matt is getting a lot of reps and he’s getting more comfortable, and Alex is getting a lot more comfortable, and so is Marcio,” he said. “It’s kind of a blessing in disguise that I’m not out there and a lot more people are stepping up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk But Ross couldn’t let the others have all the fun.Playing only eight minutes last game, the Fil-Am guard was effective anew with five points, three rebounds, and an assist in 16 minutes of action in Game 5.READ: Against coaches’ will, Ross plays through injuryThough, Ross shared that he’s still hurting but with San Miguel needing only five games to return to the finals, he will have time to recover from his injury.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The other semifinals series between No. 2 Magnolia and No. 6 NLEX is currently tied at 2-2 and San Miguel won’t be back on the court until next Friday for Game 1 of the finals.READ: NLEX crushes Magnolia, evens series at 2-2“It’s huge for me because I get a week to get treatment everyday and be ready for Game 1,” he said. “But if you look at it on the other side, we’ll be sitting out a week while the other team is in a groove. Obviously, you don’t want to go to practice and do a lot of five-on-five and risk injuries, so we got to find a way to stay sharp and get ready for Game 1 of the Finals.”Looking forward, Ross guaranteed that he will be back to his old self when the championship series begins.“That’s the plan. I’ll be getting treatment everyday and I’ll go from here. Game 1 of the Finals, I’ll be ready,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Game 5 hero Cabagnot confined in hospital on eve of semis duel Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ .@cmross6 was all smiles after @TheSMBeermen earned a return trip to the Finals and assures the fans that he’ll be at full strength for the championship series. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/ll4lHSKIbr— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 17, 2018 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University blew a big lead before surviving Metropac-San Beda, 80-77, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.The Scorpions took a 30-point lead late in the third quarter before the Red Lions went on a blistering 37-8 run to pull within one, 78-77, after two free throws by Donald Tankoua with under 20 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tankoua paced San Beda with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judel Fuentes led CEU with 20 points, including a couple of free shots that set the final count while Senegalese center Maodo Malick Diouf posted a double-double with 17 points and 23 rebounds.San Beda had the chance to take the lead after Tyron Chan muffed a pair of freebies, but the Red Lions couldn’t capitalize as CEU stretched its lead back to three on Fuentes’ free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Scorpions racked up their third consecutive win in as many games.The Lions absorbed their first setback after going 2-0 to start the tournament. Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport PLAY LIST 01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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.
Officers attached to the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) nabbed a boat suspected to be smuggling illegal fuel from Venezuela, early Tuesday morning.According to information reaching Guyana Times, after the boat was spotted in theThe barrels of fuel suspected to have been smuggledarea, concerned persons alerted the authorities, who immediately launched an investigation. The boat was apprehended and after a search, a large quantity of illegal fuel was discovered.When Guyana Times visited the scene at Charity, many persons had converged. Although it is unclear at this point to whom the fuel belongs, the authorities are continuing with their investigations.
0Shares0000Watch this! Barcelona’s Lionel Messi looks on as Leganes defender Raul Garcia clears the ball © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOLeganés, Spain, Sep 26 – Ernesto Valverde defended resting key players after Barcelona’s shock 2-1 defeat to Leganes on Wednesday but admitted his team have fallen into in a “very difficult moment”.Gerard Pique committed the decisive error, his fluffed clearance allowing Oscar Rodriguez to score Leganes’ second goal in two incredible minutes, and the winner at Estadio Municipal de Butarque. Nabil El Zhar had nodded in an equaliser just 68 seconds before and by the end Philippe Coutinho’s sumptuous early volley was reduced to little more than a footnote.After drawing at home to Girona on Sunday, albeit with 10 men, Valverde’s selection came under scrutiny, after he opted to rotate for the second time in three days.Against Girona, it was Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti on the bench and just as they all had to be called upon in the second half at the Camp Nou, so were Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba as substitutes here.“Of course the coach is responsible, a losing coach always feels responsible,” Valverde said.“But obviously it is easy now to talk about the rotations — in the end, matches are analysed on results — but you can’t win the league with only eleven players.” Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and then Tottenham at Wembley in the Champions League four days later but one point from two of La Liga’s lesser opponents is a concern.So is the form of Pique, who was also at fault against Girona last weekend and will have to start against Spurs, with Umtiti suspended. “You have to judge the whole team, not individuals,” Sergio Busquets said.“There are no excuses. We have to concede fewer goals and be more solid. Today the league isn’t lost but we might miss these three points at the end of the season.”Things began well enough. Lionel Messi darted one way and then the other, before passing left to Coutinho. His touch sent the ball spinning into the air but the Brazilian adjusted, cutting his right foot across the ball and sending a brilliant volley into the bottom corner. Messi hit the crossbar soon after with a curling effort and a second seemed a matter of when rather than if. Instead, Leganes found a foothold and Youssef En-Nesyri should have equalised, only to head straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Then from the 52nd minute, they scored not one, but two. First, Barca were ripped open on the break as Thomas Vermaelen failed to stop El Zhar heading in at the back post. Barca kicked off, Coutinho conceded possession and one long ball forward caused chaos again. Pique attempted to clear the cross but, off balance, succeeded only in slicing it to Oscar, who slammed it into the net. Seven minutes later, Suarez was on and then Alba and Malcom too, but it took until the 80th minute for Barca to go close. It was to no avail as Leganes goalkeeper Pichu Cuella palmed away Coutinho’s shot before jumping up to tip over the rebound from Rakitic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Inter Milan’s has been targeted with monkey chants since arriving in Italy in the summer © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, Dec 18 – An anti-racism campaign by Serie A featuring monkeys was “too provocative”, Lazio president Claudio Lotito said Wednesday, stressing however that the league was not racist.Monday’s launch of the campaign was aimed at promoting “integration, multiculturalism and fraternity” but immediately drew widespread criticism and ridicule. “The spirit was not to accentuate the racist side, but unfortunately, it was not seen in a positive light, judging from the reaction,” Lotito told reporters in Rome.“The league is certainly not in favour of racism, the problem is that the campaign that was done was too provocative.”Lotito recalled past controversial advertisements by Italian retailer Benetton.“Remember when Benetton did its first campaign with black people — it created a scandal,” he said. “But in time it was processed, and brought awareness.”Simone Fugazzotto’s anti-racism artwork drew widespread criticism and ridicule after its release on Monday © Simone Fugazzotto instagram account/AFP / Simone FUGAZZOTTOSerie A’s managing director Luigi De Siervo apologised Tuesday to those offended by the work of artist Simone Fugazzotto, which showed three monkeys in close-up but with slightly different colours over the basic brown.Italian stadiums are the scene of recurrent racist incidents, including monkey chants aimed at black players.The controversial art was part of the league’s anti-racism programme presented in Milan, which included the signing of a charter by a player representing each of the 20 Serie A clubs.Lazio’s cross-city rivals Roma criticised the campaign on Monday, saying that the monkey imagery was not “the right way” to fight racism.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)
AIRPORT: Former city consultant and executive’s role in contract proposal is reportedly the subject of questioning. By Beth Barrett Staff Writer A San Francisco company bidding for work on a planned LAX parking facility has withdrawn amid questions of a potential conflict of interest between the firm and former airport executive director Lydia Kennard, the Daily News, a sister paper of the Daily Breeze, has learned. A URS spokesman said the company withdrew as a subcontractor on the LAX project “at the request of the primary contractor,” but insisted there was no conflict. “URS continues to believe there is absolutely no conflict of interest, that the law supports our view and the company has complied with all applicable statutes and guidelines.” The spokesman said the company is continuing to pursue a number of other contracts in the region, including a Palmdale airport project. The LA/Palmdale Regional Airport is run by Los Angeles World Airports, which also operates LAX. Kennard said she became a consultant for the city in early March and as such no longer was a public official. She also said she was not involved in any discussions about URS contracts or bidding. “It’s a huge stretch to suggest an implied conflict of interest,” Kennard said. She emphasized that talks with URS about a board appointment did not begin until after she resigned as Los Angeles World Airports’ executive director in late January. Kennard served two stints as LAWA’s executive director: from August 1999 to November 2003; and again from October 2005 through January. Kennard said the international company was careful to keep a “firewall” between her and any jobs it was doing in Los Angeles. She said the multibillion-dollar company with 30,000 employees around the world hired an outside counsel who reviewed the issue and concluded there was no conflict. Kennard said once the decision was made to drop out of the contract, there was no point in disclosing to the city the private decision-making information over her board appointment. Kennard was awarded the city consulting contract March 5, and had been paid about $53,000 with an additional $9,000 pending when she suspended it July 31, according to LAWA records. She gave up the consulting contract July 31, one day before being appointed to the URS board. In a July 31 letter announcing her decision to airport executives, Kennard said she was suspending her contract with LAWA “in an abundance of caution.” “Even though there is no apparent legal conflict with dual roles; I would never want there to be any perception of a conflict of interest in either role,” Kennard wrote. In the letter, she said she had sought advice from the city’s Ethics Commission and URS attorneys. The incident is the latest involving URS, which at one time was a primary contractor overseeing the LAX Master Plan, with contracts worth at least $22.4 million. URS is no longer involved in that contract. In late 2003, URS was at the center of controversy amid possible “pay to play” allegations when the District Attorney’s Office opened an inquiry into possible wrongdoing by Airport Commission members, including President Ted Stein, in the awarding of contracts for then-Mayor James Hahn’s $9.1 billion LAX modernization. The inquiry arose after the Los Angeles Business Journal reportedly found evidence that Stein sought political contributions from contractors, in one case tying the contract to a contribution to Hahn’s campaign against San Fernando Valley secession efforts. Stein ultimately stepped down from the commission, denying any wrongdoing. Although the District Attorney’s Office conducted a preliminary inquiry, no charges were brought. Kennard said that despite believing there was no conflict of interest, URS decided to drop the LAX project to avoid any potential negative publicity. “They don’t like their names in the paper in a negative way,” she said. “This is so ironic. The discussion was whether or not they should continue to fight the matter, and it wasn’t worth (it) to their reputation over not a lot of money. “It’s not worth the aggravation.” email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kennard was a city consultant to Los Angeles International Airport when URS Corp. was talking with her about joining its board – which she did one day after leaving LAX. Rather than answer questions about that relationship, the global engineering design firm pulled its bid as a subcontractor. “Questions were raised about a potential conflict of interest, and URS was asked to provide information on their dealings with Ms. Kennard. They chose to walk rather than resolve those questions,” a city official said. Sources said officials questioned whether Kennard – as a city consultant working on airport business – was in a position to enrich the company as a member of its board of directors. Kennard was a city airports consultant from early March to July 31. On Aug. 1, she was appointed to the board of URS. Kennard said nothing improper was done and that the conflict of interest questions raised by the City Attorney’s Office were disputed by the company.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has no idea when Anthony Martial will return to training amid reports the France forward could leave the club before the transfer window closes next week.Martial, the France forward, has not been with Mourinho’s squad in the United States since leaving for the birth of his second child, missing the club’s three most recent friendlies after starting the first two. 2 “We were just trying to survive and to have the best possible results,” Mourinho said of the American tour. “But as I was saying to the players, some of my players they will be an amazing condition.“You imagine an Alexis Sanchez fresh? The way the man is running after playing four matches of 90 minutes, I think he’s in a fantastic condition.“So, let’s look at it from a positive side and wait for Lindelof, Rashford, Lukaku and Jones, which are going to be four important players for us.“Not prepared but they will be back and when you are in trouble they will help us and that’s the spirit we need because I think our first two-three weeks in the Premier League – Leicester, Brighton, Tottenham – are going to be really hard for us because we didn’t prepare for that but that’s what it is.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Martial started United’s first two matches on tour, but has not been seen since REVEALED deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED possible standings IN DEMAND REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The 22-year-old’s failure to return from Europe after the birth irked his manager, who expressed his annoyance after the penultimate match of the tour against Liverpool by saying “he should be here, and he is not here”.That frustration has festered and, having initially sidestepped a question about his future, Mourinho said, “I don’t know” when asked if Martial would be back with the group in Manchester.The France forward’s Old Trafford future looks more uncertain than ever, with his manager appearing to aim a thinly-veiled dig at him after United ended their tour with a 2-1 defeat of Real Madrid – their only win from five matches in the US.“My players, amazing in their effort but we have more effort in front of us,” said Mourinho, who leads United to Bayern Munich on Sunday in their final pre-season friendly.“Because in a few days we go to Munich and we start the Premier League in nine days. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? “These are the players that we have plus (Victor) Lindelof, that starts training two days ago, plus Marcus Rashford, (Phil) Jones and (Romelu) Lukaku because they gave to the group and to the team three days of their holidays.“So, they’re coming back three days early to try and be available for the team.“And with the fantastic spirit we have in the majority of the players, I repeat: in the majority of the players, we have a fantastic spirit, we go with everything we have to the Premier League.”It is hard to see a thawing of the tensions between Martial and Mourinho, with the United forward sure to be one of the main subjects of transfer talk this month.Full-back Matteo Darmian is another hoping to leave Old Trafford in the coming weeks, while Mourinho is hopeful of bringing in at least one of the two transfer targets he wants.Brazil international Fred, young full-back Diogo Dalot and third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant are all that have arrived so far this summer, but January acquisition Alexis Sanchez is now beginning to show his true quality. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland gameday cracker Sanchez has been one of United’s best performers in pre-season Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 2 who plays? smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures silverware Latest Manchester United news
A man has pleaded to two counts of sexual assault against a female in Portsalon on two separate dates.The man, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday.He spoke only to plead guilty to the charges. The case was adjourned to a later date for sentencing.MAN TO BE SENTENCED TO TWO SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES was last modified: October 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny Circuit CourtPortsalonsexual assault
A Letterkenny man has been ordered to bring a bus time-table to court to prove he knows how to find his way to his next court case.Shane Valentine appearing at Letterkenny District Court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Shane Valentine was arrested by Gardai after failing to make court appointments in both Drogheda and Swords. Valentine, 21, had been the subject of 17 different bench warrants.He appeared before Judge Conal Gibbons at Letterkenny District Court after being arrested by local Gardai.Judge Gibbons asked the accused why he had not turned up for his court appearances and he replied that he did not know “there was a bus to Drogheda.”Valentine, of 17A Sylvan Park, Letterkenny, is also charged with a public order offence at Letterkenny General Hospital.He also told the Judge he had not made himself known to gardaí in Letterkenny because he only “goes to town two days a week” and chooses a route that does not pass the garda station.Gardai had objected to bail on a number of grounds.But Judge Gibbons granted bail on strict conditions and said Valentine’s excuses for not appearing in court were “ludicrous”.Valentine explained that he was now living with his pregnant girlfriend and feared being put in jail if he turned up in court.“I was afraid to go back to court in case I get locked up and lose everything I have with that girl,” he said.Adjourning the case to August 13th he ordered him to “bring me in a bus timetable and show how you have worked out how to get to Drogheda and how to get to Swords. I want you to talk some sense to me instead of that ludicrous story.”JUDGE ORDERS MAN TO BRING BUS TIME-TABLE TO COURT – IN CASE HE FORGETS THE WAY! was last modified: August 10th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:bus time-tabledonegalJudge Conal GibbonsletterkennyShane Valentine