Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “First of all we didn’t expect to reach the Final Four when we first joined this tournament,” said Almadro, the animated mentor who brought titles to the Ateneo men’s team in the UAAP.“I am just new and we are just developing our own system. We joined this tournament for experience. But my players showed the right attitude and trust in each other,” he added.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 ChrissBut the young, highly motivated Lady Eagles will have to get through one of only two teams to have dealt them a defeat—the BanKo Perlas Spikers.Games start at 4 p.m. at Malolos Sports and Convention Center. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Perkins’ impressive rookie year ends in disappointment with Phoenix exit 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Kat Tolentino (middle) will play a key role for the Lady Eagles as they seek a semifinal berth. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMotolite-Ateneo, hardly mentioned in title conversations when the conference started, is now on the verge of securing the first semifinals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Saturday.And no one was more surprised at the way the Lady Eagles are playing than their coach, Oliver Almadro.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With Kat Tolentino, Bea de Leon, and Maddie Madayag leading the charge, Motolite-Ateneo has proven itself against a tough field.Tacloban and PetroGazz collide in the other match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View comments
An early Tuesday morning fire has completely razed a Craig, East Bank Demerara (EBD) home, leaving two persons homeless.The fire reportedly started at the Lot 436 Craig house about 08:30h; no one was at home at the time.The owner of the house, Damien Bailey, works in the interior, while the lone occupant was already at work when the fire started. Reports are smoke was seenThe house moments after it was engulfed in flamesbillowing from the wooden structure and within minutes, the entire building was engulfed in flames. By the time the firefighters arrived, the house was already gutted.Persons in the area noted that owing to the intensity of the heat, those who rushed to assist retreated and as such, no household items were salvaged.Hours after the blaze, the occupant, Clement Pierre was still in disarray, claiming that he has lost a lot in the blaze. <<
Accidents Saturday Afternoon on The Alaska Highway – Courtesy Nelson Loe- Advertisement -The Alaska Highway north of Fort St. John at about mile 126 saw a number of accidents on Saturday.Two semi tractor units were travelling north bound when they went off the road partially due to icy road conditions. Both tractor units then went down a 20 foot enbankment off the highway. One male was evacuated by STARS Air Ambulance and at last report had serious injuries.Other vehicle occupants at the scene suffered minor injuries.While police were investigating the first accident a pickup truck lost control near the accident scene while overtaking a semi trailer who had slowed down to look at the accident. The pickup truck also went down the 20 foot embankment.**It has been brought to our attention by BC Ambulance Service that it was in fact BC Air Ambulance Service that evacuated the injured male. The story above was taken from information from an RCMP press release that stated that STARS was responsible for the evacuation.**Advertisement
“It’s only got 80,000 miles,” she said. “No one has ever even sat in the back seat. It’s perfectly good.” Zuniga said she’s played the California lottery every day since its inception in 1985. “It finally paid off, but I’m probably just winning my money back,” she laughed. Considering the astronomical odds of winning any state lottery drawing, Zuniga is one lucky woman. Just last year, she won a $57,000 prize in a Fantasy Five drawing. WHITTIER – Sure, she’s $1.2 million wealthier than she was a week ago, but Mega Millions winner Terry Zuniga has no plans to exchange her routine for the lifestyle of the rich and famous. In fact, the 57-year-old Whittier resident and in-home caregiver said Tuesday she plans to keep her job caring for her two elderly clients. Her biggest extravagance will be a trip to Las Vegas with four of her longtime best friends, she said. After that, she’s thinking about having her used Honda – which was recently given to her by one of her clients – repainted. True, she can afford any car she wants, but after all, Zuniga said, her Honda is “like a new car.” But all those winnings are now gone – she spent her jackpot on her own two children and on the 11 foster children she has raised, she said. Lottery officials said Zuniga’s ticket was the only one that had five of the six winning numbers in Friday’s $37million jackpot drawing. No one claimed the top prize, pushing the total for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing to $47 million. Of course, Zuniga will have to pay 25 percent of her $1,231,934 windfall to Uncle Sam in the form of federal income taxes, lottery officials said. But that still leaves her with $923,950, a check for which Zuniga expects to receive in four to six weeks, she said. The store where she bought her ticket will not receive a percentage because the win was not for a pick-six jackpot, lottery officials said. Some of her money will pay for college for two of her foster children, Zuniga said. And she also wants to donate some to City of Hope cancer center in Duarte. “I help everybody out,” said Zuniga, who bought her winning ticket at the 7-Eleven store on Santa Fe Springs Boulevard in Whittier. “But I’m happy, and that’s it. This money I promise I won’t keep all to myself. That’s the truth,” she said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
It is understood that the surgery went well, with reports suggesting the Scot has been able to talk to family and friends, although there has been no official update on his condition.United boss Mourinho declined to answer when asked on Wednesday if he had been to visit Ferguson, saying he wanted to respect the family’s wish for privacy.However, he did say everyone at the club was optimistic that the United great would recover.“We are confident,” said Mourinho. “The club is positive, very positive.”Ferguson has received messages of support from around the world over the past few days, and Mourinho said that can only lift United as they prepare for Thursday’s Premier League trip to West Ham.“I can only think that if there is any relation (to the club’s mood), it is a positive relation,” he said.Mourinho said midfielder Michael Carrick will captain the side when he plays his final match against Watford on Sunday.Carrick, signed by Ferguson from Tottenham in 2006, is retiring at the end of the season to join Mourinho’s coaching staff.“He will start the last match, at Old Trafford,” said Mourinho. “For the last match of the Premier League season, as our captain in front of our fans, he will start the match against Watford.”Mourinho said Carrick’s qualities were rare not only in football, but also in wider society.“The most important quality is to be a man, M-A-N, capitals, a proper man,” he said. “Football is not full of them — and not just football, society is not full of them, so when you find one of them you have to value them and you have to keep them.“The club had him for a great many years playing football and now when his body says ‘enough’, the club and myself will want to keep the man.“Of course, he has qualities that we believe can make him a good coach and there are many ways to do the bridge between player and coaching staff.”Top-scorer Romelu Lukaku will miss the final two league matches of the season with the ankle injury he suffered against Arsenal on April 29, but could make the FA Cup final against Chelsea a week on Saturday.Mourinho hopes midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who has a muscle injury, will be available for the Watford match but he will be absent at West Ham.Alexis Sanchez, though, has recovered from a groin strain and Phil Jones has recovered from recent injury problems.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United won 38 trophies under Alex Ferguson © AFP/File / ANDREW YATESMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 9 – Jose Mourinho says Manchester United are “very positive” that former manager Alex Ferguson will recover from the brain haemorrhage that has left him in intensive care.Ferguson, who won 38 trophies during an unrivalled 26-year reign at Old Trafford, needed emergency surgery last weekend after a fall at his home near Manchester.
0Shares0000Tottenham celebrate Son Heung-min’s goal in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Tottenham beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final to seize the initiative in the all-English tie on Tuesday.Son Heung-min scored the winner in the 78th minute against a City side who failed to hit their usual heights but an injury to Harry Kane will haunt Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino as the season edges towards its climax. AFP Sports looks at three things we learned from the match on Tuesday.Kane’s season at riskHarry Kane was replaced by Lucas Moura shortly before the hour mark after apparently turning his ankle in a coming-together with City’s Fabian Delph.Tottenham striker Harry Kane receives medical treatment after hurting his ankle during the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONKane, who has a history of ankle problems, had to be helped down the tunnel and Pochettino suggested the outlook was gloomy.“We need to check tomorrow but it looks like it is the same ankle and similar injury,” he told BT Sport. “It is very sad and very disappointing. We are going to miss him — maybe for the rest of the season.“It is a worry for us. We hope it is not a big issue. But there is not to much time to recover. He twisted his ankle so we will see how it reacts in a few hours.”Tottenham’s top scorer injured ligaments in his left ankle during the Premier League defeat against Manchester United on January 13 and only returned in late February after missing seven matches.His loss would be a huge blow as Spurs attempt to make progress in the Champions League and target a top-four Premier League finish.England boss Gareth Southgate will also be concerned that he will be missing his captain with the Nations League Finals looming in June.Son’s stadium love affairSouth Korean forward Son Heung-min has taken an immediate liking to Tottenham’s new home, scoring in both matches following its grand opening last week.Tottenham forward Son Heung-min celebrates his goal against Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final © AFP / Ian KINGTONSon scored the first goal at the gleaming Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a crucial Premier League win against Crystal Palace last week and repeated the trick on Tuesday.He fired a powerful shot under Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson late in the game to make it two wins from two in the north London club’s new home.“I like this stadium, it is amazing to play here. I am grateful for the opportunity to play at this stadium,” he told BT Sport.Son stepped up admirably when Kane was injured earlier this year and it looks as though he will be called on to repeat his heroics in the frantic final few weeks of the season.Handle with careSpurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved Sergio Aguero’s early penalty after Danny Rose was adjudged to have handled Raheem Sterling’s shot in an incident that highlighted the new, tougher interpretation of the handball law by referees.Tottenham appeared to have snuffed out the imminent danger but referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot after a VAR review.France World Cup winner Lloris dived to his left to deny Aguero, making his third penalty save for Spurs in 2019.Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris celebrates after saving Sergio Aguero’s penalty in their Champions league quarter-final © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONThe incident was similar to one that saw Manchester United through to the quarters, when a stoppage time spot-kick awarded against Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe allowed Marcus Rashford to shoot United to a dramatic victory on away goals.UEFA referees’ chief Roberto Rosetti has advised officials “if the defender is making the body bigger to block the ball, it is not fair”.A UEFA statement after the Paris incident said: “The defender’s arm was not close to the body, which made the defender’s body bigger, thus resulting in the ball being stopped from travelling in the direction of the goal. The referee, therefore, awarded a penalty kick.”Controversies will continue but players and fans have no choice but to adjust.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
He’s known across Donegal for his hilarious images and cutting cartoons.And now he’s passing it on to a new generation.Cartoonist Jarla is running a workshop this Saturday and there are still a few places left. The workshop, for children aged 7 and upwards, runs at The Vestry in Letterkenny.And if you think your child can’t draw, then think again!Jarla provides all the materials and shows kids the short-cuts to making super cartoons.See the post for all details. DO YOU WANT TO BE A CARTOONIST LIKE JARLA? was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:cartoonistJarlaletterkennyThe Vestry
The 118 rescue helicopter was dispatched earlier today to remove two stricken fishermen from their sinking boat.Two fishermen have been rescued off Arranmore Island after their half-decker was struck by a wave.Despite the lovely weather being enjoyed all across the county the West Bay spot where the men got into difficulty is notoriously hazardous for fishing.The area is very shallow and is full of rocks and can be difficult to negotiate around in heavy seas. The half-decker was hit with a wave and began taking on water very quickly.A mayday call was quickly issued and as ever the Arranmore Lifeboat was on hand almost immediately to assist in the rescue operation.Both men were removed to Letterkenny General Hospital by the Sligo 118 rescue chopper.Both were assessed by medical personnel but were fine and had sustained no injuries during the ordeal. Both the Arranmore Lifeboat service and the 118 rescue chopper have been praised for their prompt actions during the rescue operation.TWO FISHERMEN RESCUED AFTER ROGUE WAVE SINKS BOAT was last modified: April 8th, 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)
It’s a Friday night showdown in girls basketball in the Humboldt-Del Norte League Big 5 conference and when it’s all said and done we could see a new leader atop the standings or we could see the current first place squad with a two-game lead over its closest rivals with just a game to play.The Del Norte Warriors visit Arcata for a 6 o’clock tip-off tonight and on the line is first place in the Big 5. Arcata is currently in first with a half-game lead over the Warriors and a 5-1 league record …
SAN FRANCISCO — Warriors guard Stephen Curry exited Wednesday’s game against the Phoenix Suns in the third quarter with a broken left hand.The Warriors confirmed the news on Twitter after performing X-rays on Curry.Three-and-a-half minutes into the quarter, Curry drove for a layup and was fouled by Suns center Aron Baynes when he fell head first into the restricted area. The 6-foot-10, 260 pound Baynes fell with him, and landed on Curry.Here’s the play where Steph Curry hurt his wrist. He …