Despite foiled Grand Slam bid, Beermen can still enjoy successful year

Despite foiled Grand Slam bid, Beermen can still enjoy successful year

first_imgMOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms That Grand Slam, however, still remained elusive when the Beermen lost their Commissioner’s Cup to Barangay Ginebra in 2018.It will take another year of games before San Miguel could get another crack at the slippery triple crown but for Chris Ross, their season didn’t end when their Grand Slam campaign did.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The Grand Slam was a huge goal for us and it ended tonight,” said Ross after their 93-77 Game 6 loss to the Gin Kings Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. “But we have one championship which is a success, and we have a chance to get another one.”“Just because we didn’t win the Grand Slam it doesn’t mean our season’s not a success.” Cone: We’re the Gin Kings but Beermen still ‘PBA kings’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel, which won the 2018 Philippine Cup, can still make it 2-of-3 for the season if they can capture the Governors’ Cup.And in the three years under the Austria era, the only time San Miguel won just one title was the 2015-2016 season when it nabbed the Philippine Cup.“Not every team wins a championship and we’ve already won one so we’re looking forward to try to win another one,” said Ross.ADVERTISEMENT 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 The moment Leo Austria commandeered the San Miguel’s ship and the Beermen won the Philippine and Governors’ Cups in 2015, talks of a Grand Slam season have always stuck with the team.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

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Region 6 records 3% reduction in serious crimes

first_imgRegion Six Police have recorded a three per cent reduction in serious crimes in 2019 when compared to 2018.Based on reports received, a total of 221 serious crimes were committed in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) in 2019 when compared to 227 in the previous year.Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Calvin BrutusThe figures were given by Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Calvin Brutus who stated that it represents a three per cent reduction.Last year, they were 13 murders recorded in the region, which is the same number recorded in 2018.There were seven reported cases of robbery under arms which is the same amount recorded for the previous year. In addition, 23 robberies were committed using instruments other than firearms as against five the previous year.With respect to robbery with violence, six cases were reported, compared to 10 in 2018. More so, four cases of robbery with aggravation were recorded for 2019.Larceny from the person stayed at three over the two-years. In 2019, there were 30 cases of rape recorded as against 46 the previous year.“Many of these rapes cases are not the forceful type, it is what we previously referred to as statutory rape where it is an underage female and the male being the adult,” Brutus explained.Burglary, 11 cases were reported last year which is one more than the previous year; while there were no cases of kidnappings.Meanwhile, the Commander said there were many challenges facing the department over the past year.The Division had previously been spread over two Regions: Region Six and Five (Mahaica-Berbice).However, as of September last, each region was equipped with a senior rank to oversee the operations.On this note, Brutus said it has made it much easier to manage since he is only now responsible for the Eastern part of Berbice. “It is a smaller area that we have to focus on,” he said.last_img read more

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Ben Dawson takes top spot in Monday mountain bike race

first_imgSix riders did the standard course and two rode the modified course for the Blizzard Bike Club’s Monday mountain bike race. Ben Dawson had the top time in the standard course at 38:00, and Sam Keats had the best time in the short course at 48:43.Dawit Feyissa had a strong race as he finished second in 43:16, third went to Robert Sapp in 44:08, Gary Hilderman crossed the line in fourth at 49:50, finishing fifth was Tyler Brunet as he clocked in at 53:40, and rounding out the field was Pat Ferris in sixth at 55:35.Adam Currie was the other participant in the short course. He had a time of 53:22.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Tillman’s mom: Issues persist

first_imgHonda asked Rep. Ike Skelton, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, to hold hearings and “set right an injustice.” A spokeswoman for the committee said he would consider it. After a year of investigating, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command – the Army’s version of the FBI – concluded Monday that no crime was committed by the fellow Rangers who shot Tillman in April 2004 after a chaotic ambush in Afghanistan. Rangers in a convoy trailing Tillman’s group had just emerged from a canyon where they had been fired upon. They raced out of the attack, apparently unaware that the first convoy was ahead of them. With adrenaline pumping, the soldiers saw figures standing above them on a ridge – one figure that of an allied Afghan fighter firing overhead to give them cover. Tillman waved down at his comrades, trying to signal cease-fire, but the Rangers shot and killed him and the Afghan. The Tillman family – including Pat’s brother and fellow Ranger, Kevin, who was a few minutes behind Pat Tillman in the trailing convoy – pressed the military investigators who briefed them Monday on violations of the Army’s rules of engagement. SAN JOSE – Pat Tillman’s mother said Tuesday that her greatest disappointment in the latest investigations into her son’s death in Afghanistan was that “horrific” acts by the Army Rangers who shot him were not adequately acknowledged or punished. “How do you prevent this from happening again unless there’s a serious consequence?” Mary Tillman said in an interview with The Associated Press. The congressman who represents the area where the former NFL star grew up called for congressional hearings, echoing the family’s contention that new findings released Monday were insufficient. “While these may be the most thorough investigations to date, rather than lay to rest troubling questions regarding a personal and national tragedy, however, (Monday’s) reports raise more questions than they answer,” said Rep. Mike Honda, a Democrat. For instance, all four shooters testified they had failed to identify their targets before firing, a direct violation of fire discipline techniques. At least one of those Rangers turned his fire moments later on a village where witnesses say civilian women and children had gathered. The shooters raked it with fire, American witnesses said, and wounded two additional fellow Rangers, including their own platoon leader. Family members received no satisfactory response on rules-of-engagement violations, Mary Tillman said. The investigators simply told the Tillmans that they had found no such violations, she said. “That was their conclusion. They wouldn’t tell us how they came to that conclusion,” she told AP by phone. “There was no acknowledgment that horrific things happened out there at all levels.” Nine Army officers, including four generals, made errors in reporting the friendly fire death to their superiors and to the Tillman family, Pentagon officials said. Defense officials said one or more of the officers who provided misleading information as the military investigated could be charged with a crime. The subject of the new report’s sharpest criticism was Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, a now-retired three-star general who was in charge of Army special operations. A central issue is why the Army waited about five weeks after it suspected Tillman’s death was from friendly fire before telling his family. Kensinger knew it was probably friendly fire well before telling the Tillmans, and he “provided misleading testimony” to investigators, the Defense Department acting inspector general’s report said Monday. Another general blamed in the report is Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, also now retired, who conducted the third Tillman investigation that ended in 2005. The new probe found numerous shortcomings with his report. Mary Tillman said pinning blame on these generals deflects responsibility. “We all believe these generals are just taking the fall,” she said. “I just think Kensinger is being used as a scapegoat, like Gen. Jones. They’re not the worst culprits; they were doing a job – and doing something to cover the hides of people up above,” including then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, she said.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

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Exclusive – Joey Barton wants a ‘real football project’ after QPR departure

first_img1 Joey Barton Former QPR midfielder Joey Barton expressed his desire to sign for a ‘real football project’ after being released by the  relegated West London side.The Hoops endured a season to forget back in England’s top flight, finishing bottom of the Premier League table and returning to the Championship at the first time of asking.Barton, along with several other senior squad members, was released after the climax to the campaign, and the 32-year-old hinted at a few regrets about his time at Loftus Read.“I’ve been on record before – I joined QPR from the outset on reasons that I swore I wouldn’t do again,” Barton told Drivetime.“I just want a real football project and to enjoy my football again. With the manner of the relegation – it was disappointing not go down fighting – I just wanted to get away from it and revaluate things.”Unlike many other fellow professionals, the former Manchester City and Newcastle midfielder has embarked on a rigorous warm weather training regime rather than going on holiday, and he revealed he has a number of options at his disposal.“I’ve spoken to a number of teams and there are a few options on the table,” Barton added.last_img read more

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DONEGAL CREW NAMED ‘EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM OF THE YEAR’

first_imgThe Bundoran crew’s awardA Donegal lifeboat crew have been given one of the country’s top recognition awards.Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat crewThe Bundoran Lifeboat were named the Emergency Response Team of the Year at a prestigious ceremony last night.It follows a year when the crew were involved in dozens of dangerous rescue missions off the North-West coast. The crew received the award as part of the 2015 Community and Council Awards at the event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin.  DONEGAL CREW NAMED ‘EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM OF THE YEAR’ was last modified: January 25th, 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:awardbundoran lifeboatdonegallast_img read more

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DONEGAL HEAD TO LOUGH ERNE AHEAD OF ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH WITH TYRONE

first_imgGAA NEWS: Donegal are stepping up their preparations for their Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone next Sunday. Rory Gallagher has taken his squad to Lough Erne ahead of their Ulster Championship clash with Tyrone.Rory Gallagher is taking his squad back to his native Fermanagh for an intensive three-day training camp at Lough Erne.Donegal face Mickey Harte’s Tyrone next Sunday at Mac Cumhaill Park in what promises to be an explosive clash to start the Ulster Championship. With Monaghan and Kerry heading for camps in Portugal recently, Donegal have opted to remain closer to home.While Tyrone are expected to head to Carton House for their training camp.Tyrone have endured a difficult start to their 2015 campaign and were relegated from Division One.A whole host of stars have left the squad both during after the conclusion of the league campaign which would signal that the Tyrone camp is not a happy one. However, Tyrone U21’s winning the All-Ireland title will have given them a huge boost and is the shot in the arm Tyrone football needed.Donegal have enjoyed a solid start to life after Jim McGuinness and made a league semi-final before bowing out to Cork.With a fully fit squad to choose from Donegal look in healthy shape ahead of the clash and with home advantage are hot favourites to progress.However, Rory Gallagher is under no illusions as to how difficult the game will be.Speaking at Thursday’s official Ulster Championship launch in Donegal Town, Gallagher told BBC Sport, “We’re going to Costa del Enniskillen. “We are out in the championship really early so we didn’t want to head away too far.“It cuts down on the travel and we’re very happy with the Lough Erne.“We will be well looked after and it’s great preparation for us ahead of a huge match against Tyrone next Sunday.”DONEGAL HEAD TO LOUGH ERNE AHEAD OF ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP CLASH WITH TYRONE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAnewsSportTyroneUlster SFClast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY LIVE GETS THE THUMBS-UP FROM THE PUBLIC!

first_imgThe new Letterkenny Live Festival has been described as a huge success by organisers.The two day event finished last night with an open-air concert in the middle of the town featuring new singing sensation Ryan Sheridan.Organisers are hoping the event may eventually take over from where the old Letterkenny Folk Festival left off after it was stopped in 1995. Large crowds gathered on the town’s Main Street and towards Oliver Plunkett Road where a special ‘gig rig’ had been set-up.As well as private security, there were several Gardai on the street.There were a number of minor altercations as a result of alcohol but Gardai say the night passed off without any major incidents.As well as local contributions, the main sponsor for the event was Failte Ireland. Unfortunately the main event for later today – Superkart Sunday – had to be cancelled.However organisers are already putting out the feelers for any even bigger and better Letterkenny Live next year.EndsLETTERKENNY LIVE GETS THE THUMBS-UP FROM THE PUBLIC! was last modified: August 14th, 2011 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 Livelast_img read more

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El Rancho cross country passes test

first_img Manny Mejia (16:27), Alan Campos (16:46) and Luis Guevara (16:57) also finished under the 17-minute mark. The girls’ team took sixth in the unseeded division with 254 points. Tania Mendoza turned in El Rancho’s top time of 20:34. Mendoza, who finished in 20th place, turned in the Dons’ top time of 19:22. Alice Perez (23rd, 19:26), Cynthia Martinez (25th, 19:27) and Socorro Hinojosa (36th, 19:50) also elevated the Dons’ team standing. “We did OK (at Stanford), but we didn’t do as well as we would have liked,” El Rancho coach Ray Elliott said. “Overall, it was a good learning experience for them. “I was very happy with the Woodbridge meet because it showed that we could compete with the best teams in the state.” El Rancho will start its Del Rio League season Thursday at La Serna. St. Paul competed at last weekend’s Bell-Jeff Invitational, which was held at Griffith Park. The Swordsmen’s girls team delivered a solid sixth-place showing in the Division IV event while turning in a total time of 1:44.57. Jennifer Elizalde was St. Paul’s top runner by finishing 21st with a 20:12 mark. Other runners who finished in less than 21 minutes were Rebecca Sales (34th, 20:37) and Nicole Trost (42nd, 20:48). St. Paul’s top boys performer was Scott Perez, whose time of 16:52 was 21st in Division IV. Eric Terrazas can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2801, or by e-mail at eric.terrazas@sgvn.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 At the Woodbridge Invitational in Irvine, El Rancho performed impressively as the boys and girls emerged with second-place finishes. The Dons scored 168 points in the boys’ division, second to Royal’s 74. Mejia was El Rancho’s top finisher with a 14th-place finish in 14:55. Guevara (36th, 15:19) and Jimenez (39th, 15:22) also contributed top-40 finishes. In the girls’ division, El Rancho scored 148 points and was eclipsed only by Yucaipa’s 141. Four Dons runners posted times of under 20 minutes, which put them within the top 40 performers. center_img At Saturday’s Stanford Invitational and the Woodbridge Invitational on Sept. 17, both El Rancho High School cross country teams tested their prowess against some of California’s best squads. The boys team put together an 11th-place finish in Division I seeded team event with 272 points. Julio Jimenez was the Dons’ top performer in finishing 41st with a time of 16 minutes, 21 seconds. last_img read more

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Silver smoke screen

first_img The group, which has done work with Sargent in the past, has a long-running campaign agitating for more stringent guidelines limiting smoking in movies, such as a mandatory R rating and an anti-smoking ad prior to screenings, similar to what the attorneys general seek with home entertainment. “That tends to neutralize the pro-tobacco message,” Glantz said. “We’re saying if they want to keep it in, they should at least warn the audience.” The studios that received letters from the attorneys general referred phone calls to their trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America. Kory Bernards, vice president of communications for the Encino-based MPAA, said the studios already disclose any depictions of children smoking in their ratings descriptions. “We all recognize that smoking is a serious health problem,” Bernards said. “One of the first things (Chairman) Dan Glickman did when he started was to meet with attorneys general and the Directors Guild of America to talk about this issue and others.” She said the MPAA’s member companies would make individual decisions on whether to include the PSAs, but stressed that the studios believe the descriptors of why a film receives a particular rating provide parents with ample information on smoking content. Curran’s letter was signed by his counterparts in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, the Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Marlene Trestman, special assistant to Curran, said the letter is just a request and bears no force of law. “We’re looking for partners,” she said. “We really can’t do this on our own as lawyers. The Master Settlement Agreement (with the cigarette industry in 1998) made major steps in stemming sales to minors by the tobacco companies. Now we’re looking for more creative ways to find ways to reduce those other factors out there that seem to be tugging at kids to get them to start smoking.” Valerie Kuklenski, (818) 713-3750 valerie.kuklenski@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thirty-two attorneys general have asked movie studios to add anti-smoking messages to upcoming DVD releases featuring the unhealthy habit in response to new research showing that movie actors’ smoking spurs youths to light up. Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. complained about the issue to Paramount Pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Warner Bros., The Walt Disney Co. and five other studios this week and asked their chief executives to consider including in home versions of their films an anti-smoking public service announcement being produced by the American Legacy Foundation for use beginning in January in movie theaters. It is the latest step in a campaign aimed at curbing the appeal of smoking in films. In 2003, Curran and others raised concerns with the Motion Picture Association of America about tobacco brand appearances in movies, and Curran last year appeared before the Senate on the matter. “As we previously have urged the movie industry in our letters, meetings and May 2004 testimony before the United States Senate, eliminating brand appearances and reducing youth exposure to smoking depictions in movies represent a direct and responsible approach to reducing the resulting risk of youth smoking initiation,” Curran wrote. “At the same time, there is strong evidence that airing anti-smoking messages lessens the effect on youth of viewing depictions of smoking in movies.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week He referred to a Dartmouth Medical School study, funded by the National Cancer Institute and released Nov. 7, that suggested that more than one-third of adolescents who smoke were inspired by movie smoking. The nationwide study, which factored out other influences such as smoking parents and socioeconomic demographics, bore out the results of two earlier regional studies. The study, which questioned more than 6,500 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 14, found that smoking cropped up in the majority of the 594 films it surveyed, with 74 percent depicting lighting up in some form. Kids who watched these movies most heavily were three times more likely to try smoking than their peers who watched films with less smoking exposure. “Let’s imagine a kid who’s a little insecure about their masculinity,” said Dr. James Sargent, a pediatrician and Dartmouth Medical School professor who served as lead author on the study. “He sees Clint Eastwood, a very masculine actor, light up a cigarillo and that becomes part of his notion of what he wants to be. “That changes him from being someone who’s against smoking, like most little kids before the third grade, to someone who sees it as something that might get them a little more toughness and masculinity. So they try it.” Stanton Glantz, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, who heads the Smoke Free Movies project, hailed the attorneys general letter. His group estimates that 380,000 children take up smoking each year as a result of on-camera tobacco use, which Glantz says will eventually translate into 120,000 deaths annually. last_img read more

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