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Meralco stops streaking Alaska, gains share of 2nd spot

first_imgBrushing off the tight 41-40 first half, the Bolts went into the offensive and outscored the Aces, 32-17, in the third quarter to build a 73-57 buffer heading into the fourth.Alaska tried to counter with an 8-0 run to start the fourth to pull within eight, 73-65, but the Bolts were quick to retaliate with an 11-0 sprint capped off by a five-point swing by Jared Dillinger to put Meralco up 84-65 with 6:43 remaining in the game.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 crownBolts head coach Norman Black knew they had to limit Alaska’s frantic offense, a system that produces 109.6 points a game, if they ever wanted to take a shot at one of the top two spots.“We went into this game knowing it’s going to be tough, I told the players before the game that something had to give,” said Black. “Alaska went to the game averaging more than 108 points a game and we only give up 87.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Mitchell recruits George to Utah Jazz: ‘We want to win, we’re not selfish’ “Our defense was exceptional tonight, in addition we had really good balanced scoring on the offensive end and a lot of guys contributed offensively.”Chris Newsome had a team-high 18 points with eight assists for Meralco while Baser Amer and Dillinger had 17 points apiece.Arinze Onuaku did the dirty work for the Bolts finishing with 14 points and 23 rebounds while Ranidel de Ocampo and Niño Canaleta had 11 and 10 points, respectively.Tony Campbell had 25 points and 14 boards to lead Alaska while Vic Manuel had 22 points, his eighth straight 20-point game, and eight rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film PBA IMAGESMeralco continued its upward trajectory and shot down Alaska, 89-74, to force a tie in second place in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts won their fourth straight game and in the process, stopped the Aces’ seven-game winning run as both teams got to identical 7-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Stabroek ‘cobblestone’ will remain intact – King

first_imgAs City Hall moves to temporarily relocate the Stabroek Market Wharf vendors to the Route 42 Bus Park, Town Clerk Royston King on Tuesday said that the historic stone sections in the area would remain intact and in some cases, would be restored. This restoration comes as Georgetown celebrates its 175th anniversary.The relocation was seen as necessary as the vendors on the wharf have been plying their trade in unsafe and deteriorating conditions for quite some time now. However, the city is waiting on the Public Infrastructure Ministry to restore theSections of the deteriorating Stabroek Market Wharf (file photos)structure that extends into the Demerara River.The budget for the complete refurbishing of the Wharf was pegged at some $400 million.King had earlier announced that the vendors would be moved to two city-owned locations. In the meantime, the vendors, for the foreseeable future, will be selling in the space where the displaced Route 42 buses were stationed. The drivers are now parking on Bugle Street.In the Stabroek area lie several sections of the stones called setts, which were popular in the 1800s. Setts are often referred to as “cobbles”, although a sett is distinct from a cobblestone in that it is quarried or worked to a regular shape, whereas the latter is generally a small, naturally-rounded rock. However, much of the historic stone covered up or replaced by asphalt and concrete pavements in the older parts of the city. According to King, the remaining stone sections at Stabroek will remain. He added that further damage to the area in the relocation process would not be allowed. King told Guyana Times that the already damaged 19th century stones would soonA section of the setts, often referred to as “cobbles”, at Stabroek, Georgetown which require some preservation (Dexter Ceres photo)be restored. It is expected that the vendors could be moved to the Minibus Park in three weeks’ time, but the city wants to rehabilitate several sections first.Georgetown will next Sunday commence City Week whereby the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will host a series of activities to commemorate Georgetown’s 175th Anniversary. The activities planned include an arts and craft exhibition on Main Street, a health fair, cocktail reception and a beachfront party at the Guyana Marriott Hotel. Stabroek was the colony’s capital before it was merged with surrounding sections and renamed Georgetown in 1812. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

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Spears enters rehab

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK (AP) – Britney Spears has been ridiculed for everything from her 55-hour first marriage to backup-dancer second husband and her recent pantyless partying escapades. Now that she’s entered rehab, though, the joke is over. This is a new frontier – even for Spears, whose well-documented gaffes and personal traumas have played out in excruciatingly public fashion, including photos published of Spears driving with her son Sean Preston on her lap and another time almost dropping him. Spears’ manager, Larry Rudolph, told People magazine’s Web site that Spears had voluntarily checked herself into an undisclosed treatment facility. “We ask that the media respect her privacy as well as those of her family and friends at this time,” Rudolph was quoted as saying. He didn’t disclose what substance she was trying to leave behind. The 25-year-old pop star has been seen wearing skimpy outfits and partying heavily since filing for divorce from Kevin Federline in November, after two years of marriage. On Friday night, Spears, the mother of two young sons, shaved her head bald. But that didn’t send her into hiding as she was later seen wearing an inexpensive blond wig. “You know, for these celebrities, it’s really tough,” New York-based psychiatrist Gail Saltz told The Associated Press. “They have no idea if anybody likes them for them. … Everybody wants a piece. Everybody wants to make something off of her, get somewhere by her.” Spears’ very public divorce isn’t helping matters, said Saltz, who also suggested that Spears could be suffering from postpartum depression. Federline’s attorney had earlier confirmed that Spears and Federline would continue to share custody of 5-month-old Jayden James and 1-year-old Sean Preston this month, following terms of a January custody agreement. “I’m a good father,” Federline has said. “I love my kids and I’ll always be here for (them).” The Web site TMZ.com said Spears had entered an inpatient facility in Los Angeles after family members pressed her to check in. Spears representatives didn’t return calls from The Associated Press. Entertainment TV shows and Web sites reported Friday that Spears had gone in and out of rehab that week. “I think that she’s finally listening to the people that are closest to her, and I think that she’s probably going to stay in rehab for as long as it takes,” Ruben Garay, who runs ThatOtherBlog, told the AP. “You understand that this whole thing with shaving her head was kind of like the last straw, and that was really what led everyone (who) was already concerned about her (to) become, like, really concerned about her,” said Garay, who recently closed his Spears’ fan Web site, worldofbritney.com. “She is a child star unraveling and is the perfect example of when a child star evolves into an adult and doesn’t have someone telling them what to do, or giving them the right affirmative advice, and the right support,” said Ian Drew, editor at large at Us Weekly magazine. “She basically started out very young in a competitive business.” Spears grabbed an electric shaver at a San Fernando Valley salon and shaved her head bald Friday night. Video on KABC-TV showed a newly shorn Spears with tiny tattoos on the back of her neck as she sat for a new tattoo – a pair of red-and-pink lips on her wrist. Esther’s Haircutting Studio, where Spears shaved her head, set up a Web site to auction off her hair and other items for a minimum price of $1 million, said J.T. Tognozzi, who owns the salon with his wife. “This is it, the opportunity of a lifetime,” according to BuyBritneysHair.com. The winning bidder gets Spears’ dark, knotty hair extensions, the clipper she used to cut them off, the Red Bull she drank at the salon and her cigarette lighter. “This girl is out of control,” Joy Behar, a co-host on ABC’s “The View,” said Monday. “And, she’s in a lot of trouble. A lot of people feel this is self-mutilation.” Craig Ferguson, host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” said that after seeing photos of Spears’ shaved head, he reconsidered making jokes at the expense of the “vulnerable.” “For me, comedy should have a certain amount of joy in it,” he told viewers Monday. “It should be about attacking the powerful – the politicians, the Trumps, the blowhards – going after them. We shouldn’t be attacking the vulnerable.”last_img read more

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City to present to Site C Joint Review Panel Saturday

first_imgDuring the city’s Let’s Talk Site C community consultations, public concerns were brought forward regarding a long impact list, which included health services, paramedical services, social services, policing and other safety issues, optimal economic opportunities, quality of life, housing, transportation, city boundaries, and energy stewardship. The mayor’s presentation – scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. – will kick off a series by city elected and administrative officials that will extend into the first two days of next week.The focus of today’s session will be established aboriginal and treaty rights, and that will be followed tomorrow with the one on regional development. – Advertisement -The hearing process is scheduled to conclude next Thursday.last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 19

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 19 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…After signing Filipe Luis on Friday, Chelsea are in talks over a £20m bid for another Brazilian Atletico Madrid defender – 29-year-old Joao Miranda. (Daily Star) Real Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo, 28, as a potential replacement for Juventus-bound Alvaro Morata, 21. (Metro) Liverpool have told French striker Loic Remy, 27 to lower his wage demands if he wants an £8m Anfield move from Queens Park Rangers. (Daily Mirror) QPR have been offered 34-year-old former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o, but are unlikely to pursue the deal owing to his wages. (Daily Mail)Arsenal face last-minute competition for goalkeeper David Ospina, 25, from Valencia. (Metro) Everton are closing in on a deal to bring Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, 21, back to Goodison Park on a permanent basis after he spent last season there on loan. (Daily Mail) Tottenham are close to completing a £10m deal for 21-year-old Swansea City defender Ben Davies, having seen off rival interest from Liverpool. (Daily Telegraph) Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp plans to sign “five or six” more players before the start of the Premier League season, with 34-year-old New York Red Bulls attacking midfielder Tim Cahill among his transfer targets. (The Times)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Manchester United target refuses to rule out leaving JuventusExclusive – McGrath backs Dutch World Cup star to solve Man United’s defensive problemsAtletico Madrid set to take advantage of Liverpool’s failure to land Sevilla starBarcelona offer youngster new deal as Man United and Spurs circleFormer Arsenal and West Ham striker closing in on Umm Salal moveCongo hitman linked with West Brom and Stoke wants Premier League moveFormer West Ham defender set for Creteil moveArsenal transfer news: Valencia join Gunners in goalkeeper chaseFirst of many? Benfica agree deal for Manchester United flopToure ends Man City exit talk claiming, ‘I want to stay’ 1last_img read more

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Exclusive – No Arsenal approach for Remy, insists QPR manager Redknapp

first_imgQueens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT that Arsenal have not yet made an approach for Super Hoops striker Loic Remy.The Gunners are likely to delve back into the transfer market before the window shuts next week after news emerged that top striker Olivier Giroud may be facing a lengthy absence.Giroud hobbled off the pitch with a foot problem shortly after netting a crucial equaliser in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, with Arsene Wenger admitting he fears the worst regarding the Frenchman’s long-term fitness.Remy was close to sealing a reported £8.5m switch to Liverpool earlier in the summer before the move bizarrely broke down, though he has also been constantly linked with a move to the Emirates.But when asked if the Gunners have enquired about the forward’s availability, Redknapp told Drivetime: “No, we haven’t heard anything.“It’s difficult because Remy has a buyout clause and one thing you don’t want is suddenly getting a call over the weekend with the end of the window approaching.“Charlie Austin is injured at the moment then we’ve got Bobby Zamora, and that’s it. We can’t be left with just one fit striker.“All we can do is just hope the phone doesn’t ring and that we get past Monday and Remy is still with us.”last_img read more

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Kenyan coaches benefit from Hull City clinic

first_imgSeven male and three female coaches who were selected through a course offered by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) which has been on going since 2016 with 14 reserve players from SportPesa Shield champions, Kariobangi Sharks FC also benefiting from the clinic.The SportPesa Premier League (SPL) side will host English Premier League side, Everton FC at the MISC Kasarani Stadium on July 7 as reward for winning the eight-team regional knockout SportPesa Cup in Dar-es-Salaam in January.The Hull coaches returned to the country almost a year after the Tigers played SPL titleholders and leaders, Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani in a sold out friendly that ended 4-3 in favour of the visitors on post-match penalties after the teams shared a barren stalemate.“It’s great to be back in Kenya and again for a very worthy cause.  Today (Tuesday) went well and we are very excited for the two days we have left to instil the knowledge we have to the coaches and players at our disposal.“Such initiatives bring opportunities with them and that’s most important. We plan to help in every way we can because there is no lack of football talent in Kenya,” O’Donnell, who was part of the coaches that selected the SportPesa All Stars team that travelled to England to play the Tigers at KCOM Stadium in 2016 stated.National women’s team Harambee Starlets head coach, David Ouma, one of the local tacticians involved in the exercise that concludes on Thursday, hailed the clinic that is the latest technical exchange programme that leverages on SportPesa partnerships with European football teams and leagues to develop the local game.“The greatest thing and is always a good step is to give players and coaches such exposure. The instructors from Hull who are controlling this course have a deeper understanding of the game and English style of play. It’s a great initiative to have them coming to train our local coaches,” Ouma told.“This will help get our players ready for scouting opportunities that may come in the future which will be great for the country as a whole,” the tactician who led Starlets to the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon emphasised.Coaches and players selected to participate in the ‘coaches to count on’ three day clinic in Nairobi pose for a group photo after the end of the opening session of the exercise in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. PHOTO/SPN/Anthony MwakiChristine Anjala who is the head coach of FKF National Women Premier League outfit Spedag FC, Shimanzi Youth FC as well as training primary schools echoed Ouma’s remarks.“I have done the basics but I’ve come for a refresher course and I’m very grateful to the federation and SportPesa for arranging such an opportunity for us to learn and become better,” the long-serving local female tactician offered.“I urge them to organise more of these initiatives so the entire country can grow and develop the sport together.”Speaking after attending the opening session, SportPesa Chief Marketing Officer, Kelvin Twissa detailed the motivation behind the ‘coaches to count on’ drive was to enhance the skill set of football training in the region.“We hope to increase the number of qualified coaches at a high performance standard to send back to the industry.“We believe that good coaches are very key in nurturing player talent which then translates to successful teams,” Twissa declared.The day began with a two-hour theory session where the coaches skills off the pitch were sharpened by the British coaches before an afternoon practical session.The visit of the Hull coaches is the latest of such initiatives organised under the SportPesa banners that has seen trainers from Premier League sides Arsenal FC and Southampton FC come to Kenya from 2016 to share their skill with locals.–By SportPesa News- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Hull City Academy coach Richard O’Donnell, on his way to set up for the start of the ‘coaches to count on’ initiative in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. PHOTO/SPN/Anthony MwakiNAIROBI, Kenya – Three elite trainers from English Championship side Hull City Academy have kicked-off a three-day football clinic in Nairobi in an initiative dubbed ‘coaches to count on’.The coaches are; Richard O’Donnell and Daniel O’Keefe, together with the club’s Group Commercial Manager Joe Clutterbrook landed in the country on Monday evening to facilitate the exercise aimed at improving football standards in Kenya courtesy of global entertainment and technology business, SportPesa.last_img read more

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A billion is just a starting point for Forbes’ 400 richest

first_imgThe very top of the list was unchanged: Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates led the list for the 14th straight year, this time with a net worth estimated at $59 billion. He was followed by Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in second place with an estimated $52 billion and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, No. 3 with an estimated worth of $28 billion. Larry Ellison of Oracle Corp. maintained his ranking at No. 4, with an estimated net worth of $26 billion. But the list showed some notable changes. Joining the top 10 of the country’s richest for the first time were Google Inc. founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who tied for fifth place. The 34-year-old moguls’ wealth has quadrupled since 2004 to an estimated $18.5 billion this year, while their company’s stock value has surged 500 percent. And, lower down, almost half of the 45 newcomers made their millions in hedge funds and private equity investments. The youngest member of this year’s list was 33-year-old hedge fund manager John Arnold, who joined the ranks at No. 317 and a net worth of $1.5 billion. “Wall Street really led the charge this year,” said Matthew Miller, editor of the Forbes list. “God only knows if they’ll be on it next year. It really just depends on what the market does.” Surging oil prices also helped some members of the list. Oil baron brothers Charles and David Koch also broke into the top 10, sharing the No. 9 spot with estimated wealth of $17 billion. Their ascension bumped the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fortune, from the top 10 for the first time since 1989. The discount retailer, struggling with a slowing economy and higher gasoline prices as well as merchandising mishaps, has seen its sales lag behind rivals like Target Corp. Climbing 19 rungs to No. 7 was casino tycoon Kirk Kerkorian, who doubled his net worth to an estimated $18 billion. The 90-year-old investor is a majority shareholder in MGM Mirage – operator of the MGM Grand, Bellagio and other casinos – which saw record profits at several of its Las Vegas hotel-casinos. Rounding out the top 10 was Michael Dell of computer maker Dell Inc., who was No. 8 with an estimated $17.2 billion. The magazine confirmed the worth of an individual’s holdings in public companies by using the Aug. 31 closing stock price, and estimated the value of private companies by evaluating comparable public firms in the industry. The list also takes into account philanthropic donations.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A billion dollars just doesn’t go as far as it used to. For the first time, it takes more than $1 billion to earn a spot on Forbes magazine’s list of the 400 richest Americans. The minimum net worth for inclusion in this year’s rankings released Thursday was $1.3 billion, up $300 million from last year. The new threshold meant 82 of America’s billionaires didn’t make the cut. Collectively, the people who made the rankings released Thursday are worth $1.54 trillion, compared with $1.25 trillion last year. last_img read more

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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 25

first_imgOpinions very much divided on whether Mourinho’s the right man for Manchester United… Murray battles into round two in Paris… and it’s elimination time in the IPL. Here’s the latest from Russell Hargreaves and the team on Wednesday, May 25th.last_img

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DONEGAL MEN SET TO COMPLETE EPIC CHARITY CYCLE FROM LONDON TO ARRANMORE

first_imgEoin Boyle and Peader Boyle, both of whom hail from the beautiful island of Arranmore, decided that they would like to do something unique to raise money for Donegal Down Syndrome and Macmillan Cancer Support.After much deliberation, the two men decided that they would cycle from their homes in London back to their own homes on Arranmore Island. The two lads set off from their homes in London on Saturday, and are currently in Letterkenny.Four intense days of cycling has seen the lads face many highs and lows, but the finish line is almost within touching distance.Their legs are aching, their knees are sore, but these hardy men from the island are on the final straight.They’ll leave Letterkenny and head to Arranmore Island via Glenveagh National Park on the final leg of their epic journey. The lads have raised a huge amount of money for both charities, and were warmly welcomed by members of Donegal Down Syndrome when they reached the Square in the Letterkenny earlier this evening.Any donations would be greatly appreciated, so if you’d like to support Peadar and Eoin, then you can by clicking on either of the links outlined below.https://www.idonate.ie/1219_donegal-down-syndrome-.htmlhttp://www.justgiving.com/LondontoArranmroePublican Jerry Early, has promised the duo, he will have two beautiful pints of Guinness waiting for them when they arrive on the island.Well done lads. 🙂 DONEGAL MEN SET TO COMPLETE EPIC CHARITY CYCLE FROM LONDON TO ARRANMORE was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Arranmore – LondonCHARITY CYCLEDonegal Down SyndromeEoin BoyleFeaturesnewsPeadar Boylelast_img read more

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