After jittery start, Jose finds bearing for Blackwater

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But he admits that there’s still a lot of ground for the newly-formed trio to cover, saying, “Hopefully, we can improve ourselves as a team and we continue working hard.”“What we did wasn’t enough and we haven’t proven anything yet. We still need to be one and we can still develop a lot of things as a unit.”Erram notched a double-double in the season opener with 11 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks, while Belo collected 13 markers, a rebound, and an assist in the game.Jose is unfazed by his new team’s bad start in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup as he keeps a positive vibe and looked at the good things Blackwater did in the game.“The mindset is the same: when coach puts me in, I’m always ready to do what he asks me to do and to execute our plays. I admit that I was excited and I’m still adjusting, but hopefully next game, I’m already okay,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas PLAY LIST 02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cañaleta catches fire for Meralco, torches Blackwater Luckily, that wasn’t the case in his second freebie–which he swosshed–and for for his next shots, giving him the confidence he needed to deliver for Blackwater.The third overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft lived up to his billing as he paced the Elite with 16 points, six rebounds, and two assists in his pro debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnfortunately, that smashing first game went for naught as Blackwater fell to Meralco, 103-98, at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.Jose, however, isn’t dwelling much on the loss and shared his optimism when talking about the youthful Elite frontline of him, Mac Belo, and JP Erram forming an intriguing three-man combo in the paint. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRaymar Jose was truly feeling the nerves in his first PBA game on Friday that it even showed on his game, hilariously air-balling his free throw midway in the second quarter.“I was excited,” he said in Filipino as he tried to hide his embarrassment from his gaffe. “This is my first game and I’m surprised that happened.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Ellington sets Heat record, Miami tops Toronto

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ellington scored a career-high 32 points while setting Miami’s single-season record for 3-pointers, and the Heat wrapped up the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs by beating the Toronto Raptors 116-109 in overtime Wednesday night.“It’s just absolutely fitting that it would come down to an overtime game with this group,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “It was a heck of a regular season. Now we’re on to the second act.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat starts this weekend, when the Heat go to Philadelphia and take on the third-seeded 76ers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.Kelly Olynyk, Dwyane Wade, Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Tyler Johnson each scored 11 points for the Heat, who got 10 each from Hassan Whiteside and Bam Adebayo. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Even with nothing standings-wise to play for, the Raptors had no qualms about using their starters. Lowry, DeRozan, Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka combined to play more than 120 minutes.The Raptors were 22-60 in 2010-11, the season before coach Dwane Casey came to Toronto. They ended this season 59-23.“It’s taken us a while to build our program, to get it where it is,” said Casey, a coach of the year candidate this season. “This (Heat) program has multiple championships and we’re trying to get to that level organically. And it takes time. You’re just not going to wave a magic wand and turn a player into Magic Johnson or Larry Bird or anybody like that. It’s part of the process, and that’s something I know our organization is proud of.”Ellington’s 3-pointer with 18.8 seconds left in regulation put Miami up two, and Poeltl tied it with a tip-in. But Miami scored the first five points of the extra session and didn’t look back.A year ago on the last night of the season, the Heat were left teary-eyed and with a sour taste in their mouths after missing the playoffs.This time, Wade and Udonis Haslem toasted each other with flutes of fancy champagne to celebrate their 15th NBA season.“It really means something, every time you complete a season especially as you get up there,” Wade said. “So both of us are a little tipsy.”TIP-INSRaptors: Key reserve Fred VanVleet left with 1:32 remaining in regulation after apparently getting hurt while trying to fight through a screen. He stayed down for several seconds near the Toronto bench before getting helped off the floor. … Toronto went 25-16 on the road, and 40-12 against East opponents.Heat: All-Star point guard Goran Dragic missed the game with soreness in his right knee. The Heat are not concerned about his availability for Game 1 of the playoffs. … Miami finished 26-15 at home.FIORENTINO HONOREDTony Fiorentino, one of the Heat original employees who started as an assistant coach in the team’s inaugural season 30 years ago before transitioning to broadcasting, was honored in a halftime ceremony. Fiorentino has spent the last 15 season as the Heat television analyst, and will assume a team-ambassador position when Miami’s playoff run ends.SIZZLING POELTL To say Poeltl is going into the postseason on a hot streak is an understatement. Poeltl ended the regular season having made 34 of his last 39 shots in the final eight games. Poeltl is also the only Raptors player who appeared in all 82 regular-season contests.UP NEXTRaptors: Face Washington in Eastern Conference quarterfinals.Heat: Face Philadelphia in Eastern Conference quarterfinals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) celebrates after hitting a 3-point shot during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Miami. The Heat won 116-109 in overtime. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Here were the two primary goals for the Miami Heat on the final night of the regular season: Beat the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and get Wayne Ellington into the team record book.Done, and done.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 76ers win 16th straight, earn 3 seed in romp over Bucks P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Ellington needed six 3s to beat the record of 225 that Damon Jones set in the 2004-05 season. He finished the season with 227, and now gets to go to his hometown to start the postseason.“A big-time overtime win,” Ellington said. “We feel like if you put us up against anybody in seven games, we can beat them. That’s the kind of team we feel like we are. It’s going to be a dogfight no matter what.”Kyle Lowry scored 28 points for Toronto, which already had the top seed in the East wrapped up — but played its regulars in this one anyway. The Raptors will meet No. 8 Washington in the first round.DeMar DeRozan had 19 points, Jakob Poeltl had 16 and Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 for the Raptors, who were outscored 11-4 in overtime.“We had a goal set out that we would win 60 games before these 82 were up,” DeRozan said. “That didn’t happen. Time to clear that. None of that matters now. Get ready for this weekend.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rivercess Senator-elect Sets Historic Record

first_imgSen. Paye wants an “All Presidents’ Day,” not individual holiday.The election and certification of Rivercess County District # 2 Representative Francis S. Paye to the Liberian Senate is historic and unprecedented, according to House Speaker Alex Tyler.Speaker Tyler, one of the longest serving Speakers of the National Legislature in recent times with nine years in office, said Rep. Paye, being an incumbent Representative of Rivercess County to win a Senate seat in his first term is historic.“I stand to be corrected; but it is historic that he, in his first term as a Representative, has won a Senate seat from the chambers of the House of Representatives,” Speaker Tyler said. “I hope Hon. Paye will be our Ambassador to the Senate, facilitating some of the intractable problems that occasionally arise between the sister Houses.” It is believed that this is the first time for a sitting Representative to contest and win a Senatorial seat.According to the results from the National Elections Commission (NEC), the Senator-elect accumulated 1,959 votes, or 22.8% of the poll.The remaining 10 candidates who vied for the county’s high office were outgoing Senator Jonathan J. Banney (PUP) – 627 votes (7.3%); Superintendant Wellington G. Smith (UP) – 1,278 votes (14.9%) Atty. D. Onesimus Banwon (LP) 566 votes – (6.6%) and J. Josephus Burgess, Sr. (ANC) – 1,010 votes (11.7%).Others were Teplah P. Reeves – 143 votes (1.7%); Rosana G.D.H. Schaack (MPC) – 687 votes (8.0%); Emmanuel S.  Toe (ULD) – 312 votes (3.6%); Minnie T. Tomah (IND) 82 votes – (1.0%) and Ziankahn B. Tompoe – 880 votes (10.2%).The former Representative served as member on three Committees; Information, Broadcasting, Culture & Tourism; National Defense and the Resettlement, Repatriation, Relief and Re-Adjustment.Senator-elect Paye, 59, told the LEGISCOPE on Thursday in an exclusive interview that his election was based on developmental initiatives and his regular interventions in sessions, dispelling the adage of the past, that “the Rivercess lawmakers are “bobo lawmakers.”According to reports, the Senator-elect began working with government as a janitor in the office of the wife of a  Bassa County lawmaker in 1974, and later as an interpreter. A few years later, he became Superintendent of Rivercess County, 2006 – 2011, and then Representative, from 2012 to 2014.Said Senator-elect Paye: “Since I was born, I have dreamt of being a Senator and because of that, everyday was like a campaign.”Meanwhile, House Speaker Tyler has advanced a recommendation for coordination between the three Branches of Government, the Legislature,   the Executive and the Judiciary.The Bomi County Representative asserted that if Liberia is to progress in its development, the three branches of the government must coordinate and collaborate to enhance the country’s recovery drive just as is being exhibited during the fight against 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

Tottenham complete signing of promising Burnley defender

first_imgTottenham have completed the signing of Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier.The 24-year-old Englishman has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at White Hart Lane.Trippier impressed in his debut Premier League season contributing four assists, but ultimately he was unable to help keep the Clarets in the top flight.After being unveiled by his new club, the defender told tottenhamhotspur.com: “When I first heard that the club was interested I didn’t have to think twice.“It’s such a big club and now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.“I’ll take every opportunity I get with both hands and hopefully play my part for everyone at the club.“Whenever I get a chance, I want to do well for the other players, the staff and, of course, the fans.”He signed a three-year contract extension at Turf Moor in May 2014, but a clause in that agreement allowed other clubs to talk to the defender – which Spurs have duly exploited.Tottenham have reportedly paid a fee in the region of £3.5million for Trippier. 1 Kieran Trippier last_img read more

“He looks like he knows everything!” – Wenger hits back at Verheijen criticism

first_img1 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at criticism of his medical staff and training methods.World-renowned fitness coach Raymond Verheijen told talkSPORT on Thursday Wenger must be held responsible for the continued injury problems at the club.England duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the club’s growing injury list when they limped off during the Gunners’ League Cup defeat at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.Arsenal are also currently without Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck, and Verheijen said: “The main reason for injures in football is accumulation of fatigue because when you accumulate fatigue over time your brain has less control over your body and your coordination goes down and then you are vulnerable to injuries.“The question is: who is the main reason for fatigue? The main reason for the fatigue is the fitness football coach because he is responsible for the planning of training. Arsene Wenger is responsible for fatigue and injuries and the medical staff can only cure the problem.”But the Arsenal boss has dismissed those comments, insisting: “This guy looks like he knows absolutely everything. I am amazed that he knows more than all our physios and all our doctors.“I trust my medical staff to do well and my coaching staff to do the fitness planning very well.“I can only invite you one day to see what work is done behind (the scenes). We have some players who are more injury-prone than others, but we are very well organised on that front.“We have to analyse every single case and every single exercise, but also I think you have to not over-analyse when players are injured.“When a player is injured, they are injured, this has always happened.“We have not too many muscular injuries but it is post-international games we get all these injuries and is it linked with that? I don’t know. What I’m focused on tomorrow is to continue our run (in the Premier League).” Arsene Wenger last_img read more

City bans pot shops

first_imgMONTEREY PARK – The City Council voted Wednesday to temporarily ban medical marijuana dispensaries. In a unanimous vote, the council moved to impose a 45-day moratorium on pot shops. During that time, the city will consider zoning restrictions and other guidelines for dispensaries, officials said. The move follows two inquiries on the city’s dispensary licensing process, officials said. There are no marijuana shops in Monterey Park, and the city has no regulations for the “clubs,” which can under state law distribute pot to those with a doctor’s prescription. Council members said the moratorium would give city staff time to determine what is best for the community while following the California statute. A few cities have approved outright bans on dispensaries, but that appears to conflict with state law. Several cities have been sued for such bans. Medical marijuana distribution under a doctor’s guidance was made legal in 1996 when California voters passed Proposition 215. However, the state law conflicts with federal law, under which any use of marijuana is illegal. Federal court rulings have tended to favor the U.S. law. In the past year, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency have stormed medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and West Hollywood and in Northern California. Monterey Park’s temporary moratorium can be extended for up to two years if city staffers show they need more time to research the issue, Basham said. melissa.pamer@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2110160Want 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“The issue is how do we comply with the law in a way that is safe and secure for the residents,” Councilman David Lau said. Councilman Frank Venti said he would prefer the state require licensed pharmacies to distribute pot, but said the city has a legal responsibility to allow the dispensaries. “If the state mandates we have to do this, to avoid lawsuits we will comply,” Venti said, adding he was frustrated by the state law. “Why are they putting it onto the cities to be concerned about their local shopping centers? It gives the opportunity for abuse.” Several San Gabriel Valley cities including Baldwin Park, El Monte, Industry and La Puente have adopted moratoriums on dispensaries. Some California cities have enacted limits on the number of dispensaries while other municipalities have established licensing procedures for the shops, a Monterey Park staff report stated. “This is a controversial issue with practically every city in the state of California,” Planning Manager Jim Basham said, adding that many cities are waiting for the resolution of litigation to see what the options are for regulating pot clubs. last_img read more

Justice, Matua turning pro

first_imgUSC lost two starting offensive linemen Saturday, as tackle Winston Justice submitted paperwork to the NFL stating his intention to turn pro, while guard Fred Matua said he also would leave early. Safety Darnell Bing is expected to announce today that he will turn pro, the final day for underclassmen to inform the NFL of their intentions. Justice will make a formal announcement at USC on Monday but sent in the paperwork to the NFL on Friday, according to his father, Gary Justice. Winston Justice told USC coach Pete Carroll and offensive line coach Pat Ruel on Friday he submitted the paperwork and intended to turn pro. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “Both (coaches) were concerned about the decision but gracious about the choice that was made,” Gary Justice said. Technically, a player can rescind his decision to turn pro until Wednesday, when the NFL releases the names of all underclassmen that applied for the draft. Justice is expected to hire agent Peter Schaffer, who represents Cincinnati Bengals running back Rudi Johnson. Matua made his announcement at a church in Carson in front of about 100 people, including USC offensive linemen Sam Baker and Ryan Kalil. “To leave a great school like USC is hard,” Matua said on his 22nd birthday. “Any time you do something like that, it’s hard. But I prayed about it, thought about it, and the opportunity’s there and I’m trying to savor that.” Matua signed with agent Steve Feldman, who represents Indianapolis Colts tailback Corey Dillon and former Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett. center_img “There was a lot into my decision to leave but at the same time I wouldn’t leave unless I knew I was ready to turn pro and to face those great players,” Matua said. “I feel confident I’m ready to do it. “The hard work is in my hands. I’m going to show them what I have. I’m going to show them what it takes and hopefully they can see the truth. I’m here to play for them and I’m here to give my all.” He said financial reasons contributed to his decision, which stunned USC coaches and angered Ruel, who believed agents convinced Matua to leave early. “There are a lot of things that need to be done in my family,” Matua said. “There’s a lot of financial struggles that I have, there’s a lot of financial struggles that need to be taken care of.” Matua never asked the NFL for an evaluation of his draft stock and he was not considered one of USC’s top pro prospects. The departures of Matua and Justice mean USC returns just two starters on the offensive line – Kalil and Baker. Senior Kyle Williams is expected to replace Justice, and guards Jeff Byers and Chilo Rachal are the top candidates to replace Matua and All-American Taitusi Lutui, who was a senior. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 scott.wolf@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

Foreign militant safe houses destroyed in Iraq strikes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Seven Iraqis, including two civilians, were reported killed in drive-by shootings and bombings Saturday. But in the week since the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum there have been none of the major suicide attacks that militants had been staging. Twenty-three U.S. military personnel have been reported dead over the week, bringing the total of American dead since the war began in March 2003 to 1,996, according to an Associated Press count. No agency keeps a comprehensive count of Iraqi deaths from violence, but an AP count found more than 3,700 killed since April 28, when the first elected government took power. The latest U.S. deaths reported by the military included a Marine killed by an explosion near the western town of Haqlaniyah on Friday, the final day of an offensive that began Oct. 4. After the blast, Marines fought with insurgents, killing four and destroying a bunker with an unknown number of gunmen inside, the military said. Two more Marines were killed by a bomb during fighting near Amiriyah, 25 miles west of Baghdad, the military said. A U.S. Army soldier died in central Baghdad on Thursday of a “non-hostile gunshot.” Iraqis will have to wait until at least Monday to learn the final outcome of the constitutional referendum. Election officials were still examining unusually high “yes” votes in four provinces, including Ninevah province, which is key to whether the charter is adopted or rejected. But the Electoral Commission said there were no signs of widespread fraud. “We did not find any significant violations that would have any effect on the final results of the referendum,” commission member Safwat Rashid said at a news conference in Baghdad. Sunni Arab leaders have made accusations of fraud in key regions. But Rashid said no major complaints had been lodged through the commission’s system for filing grievances and dismissed any other claims as “baseless.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq – U.S. troops and warplanes killed 20 insurgents Saturday while destroying safe houses for foreign militants near the Syrian border, and four more American military deaths edged the war’s U.S. death toll closer to 2,000. Iraqi election officials, meanwhile, said no significant fraud had been detected in last weekend’s constitutional referendum as they released partial results. Officials indicated the final count would not come for at least a few more days. The day’s heaviest fighting came when U.S.-led forces raided five houses suspected of sheltering foreign fighters in Husaybah, a town near Iraq’s border with Syria, the military said. The troops reportedly killed 20 insurgents and captured one. The raiders found two caches of small arms, ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades, mortar rounds and bomb-making materials, the military said. Troops set off a car bomb found near one of the buildings, and the Air Force then used precision-guided munitions to destroy the houses. last_img read more

Breastfeeding class for parents-to-be launches in Letterkenny

first_imgA HSE Antenatal Breastfeeding Preparation Class will take place in Letterkenny this month for all pregnant woman, their partners and interested family members.The class, taking place on Friday 23rd February, will be led by Public Health Nurses to offer practical information on various aspects of breastfeeding.This initially will be a once-off session however further classes may be run in the future. Date: Friday 23rd February, Time: 2pm – 4pmLocation: Conference Room, Scally House Primary Care Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal “Our aim is to help women learn and understand more about breastfeeding in an informal relaxed environment. Some of the topics covered will include breastfeeding in the early days, the importance of colostrum, tips for positioning and attachment, a demonstration of various breastfeeding positions and an introduction to hand expressing,” organisers said.Women will have an opportunity to ask questions and group interaction will be encouraged.For further information and to reserve a place please contact Public Health Nurse Corena Larmer or Joan Eakin on Tel: 074 91 37514/ 074 91 37512 Breastfeeding class for parents-to-be launches in Letterkenny was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Man arrested over violent assault

first_imgA man has been arrested in relation to a serious assault which occurred in a Carndonagh housing estate in May.The attack took place in the Ard Clogher estate on the 14th of May. The victim suffered serious injuries and a broken bone in his face. He had to get stitches to the face. This week, gardaí have confirmed that a man was arrested on the 26th of June and questioned over this assault. He was charged to appear in Court on a later date.Gardaí have thanked anyone who may have offered any assistance in relation to the incident.  Man arrested over violent assault was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Carndonaghlast_img read more