Taulava says Road Warriors beat themselves in loss to Koreans

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West And that was when another disaster struck after Michael Miranda was called with his second unsportsmanlike foul with 3.2 seconds left in the game effectively ending the Road Warriors’ comeback.Miranda’s foul allowed Kim Nak Hyeon to ice the game from the free throw line after the game’s 48th foul.“The PBA let’s us get away with the physicality,” said Taulava, who had 11 points and 13 rebounds. “A little bit of acting to go through with the physicality didn’t go into our favor.”Although the game saw several bumps and falls, the seven seconds that left when Kim knocked down the game’s closing free throws saw the 10 players on the floor to brush off the earlier physicality.“This is for the sportsmanship of Macau that’s why we want to play, that’s the way we want to play,” said Taulava. “There’s been a lot of bad news coming from Manila so we want to show that us PBA players will play with good sportsmanship.”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 Shorthanded UST banks on Alessandrini to cruise past San Sebastian Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Photo from Asia League FacebookMACAU—The bronze medal match between the PBA’s NLEX and Etland of the Korean Basketball League, in the Asia League Super 8 almost became an all too familiar scene when a Philippine basketball team is involved.Center Asi Taulava, who still remembers the brawl between Gilas and Australia in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifier, said their emotions got the better of them in the 67-62 loss.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We felt that the Korean team didn’t beat us, we lost the game on ourselves,” said Taulava Sunday at Macau East Asian Games Dome. “There were too many hard fouls and we just got to know that playing in an international competition is different from playing in the PBA. These are two different styles of games.”It all started when Kenneth Ighalo got bumped and hurt his his right thigh early in the fourth quarter and that hit subsequently saw Dave Marcelo elbow Park Bong Jin in the jaw a few seconds later.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’Marcelo was ejected in the 8:29 mark of the fourth with NLEX trailing, 56-49, after he was called with a disqualifying foul, but he wasn’t the only Road Warrior to go to the showers earlier than expected.NLEX steadied its course in the final minutes of the game cutting a nine-point lead, 65-56, into a one-possession ball game, 65-62, when Ighalo’s layup capped a 6-0 run with 10 seconds left to play. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

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Min. Samukai Appreciates U.S. Support against Ebola

first_imgMinister of National Defense Brownie J. Samukai, Jr., has expressed appreciation to the United States Government for its continued support to countries, particularly in West Africa, affected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Minister Samuka highlighted the leadership role being demonstrated by the U.S. Government which, according to him, signifies that Liberia is not alone in the fight against the EVD, lauding U.S. Senator Christopher Coons for raising the concern about Liberia to his government.In the words of Minister Samukai, “Your robust response has made a significant impact on the psyche (consciousness, mind) of our people.” Meanwhile, Minister Samukai has called for much more robust support from the U. S Government, in order to stabilize the health secctors not only in Liberia but also in Guinea and Sierra Leone, two other West African countries hit hardest by the virus.Minister Samukai made the statement on Saturday, December 20, 2014 when Senator Christopher Coons and a delegation paid a courtesy call on the Defense Minister at his Barclay Training Center offices in Monrovia, according to a statement from the Ministry of National Defense in Monrovia.Expressing his gratitude to the Liberian people, Senator Coons thanked Minister Samuaki for the warm hospitality accorded him and his delegation. He also lauded the leadership of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for its support to the U.S. Military, which is helping them to be able to respond effectively to reports of Ebola case across the country.“We will continue our emergency actions that will support your efforts, which are aimed eradicating this deadly Ebola,” Senator Coons said in a statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Green Gym opening with fitness demo

first_imgIn helping to celebrate the grand opening of the unique gym, a local fitness trainer will be in attendance, conducting a circuit training workout demonstration using the new equipment.The new accumulation of outdoor fitness equipment is located along the walking trail by Kin Park, as part of encouraging physical activity among residents of Fort St. John.The facility is free of charge to use and will be open year around for anyone interested to enjoy the freedom of working out in the great outdoors. All the equipment is weatherproof, and focuses on using a person’s own body weight as resistance rather than traditional free-weight workouts.- Advertisement -The entire outdoor gym is on top of a matted surface to provide additional safety for the Green Gym users, with the flooring being environmentally friendly, as it is made up of 100 per cent recycled British Columbian tires.The recycled tire portion of the new gym was funded by a grant from the B.C. Tire Stewardship, while the Northern Environmental Action Team helped in sourcing the recycled tires.The grand opening demonstration will be taking place from 10-11 a.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Blacksox force Game 5

first_imgThe Fort St. John Paladin Black Sox played a solid seven innings in a must win game on Wednesday night against the Rycroft Rage. Down two games to one in the best of five series it was do or die for the home side. The Sox started early scoring three runs in the first inning and then adding two more in the third. Meanwhile a combination of pitching and defense kept Rycroft batters off the bases. It wasn’t until the fifth inning that Rage finally got some base runners and a run to make the score 5-1. Fort St. John finished the scoring adding one in the bottom of the sixth to make the final 6-1. Ryan Stickel picked up the win. Danny Pappin Brett Loney and Bryan Lewis all had good nights at the plate, going two for three. Game five goes on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Rycroft. The Sox have to figure out a way to win on the road as the home team has won all games so far in the series. The winner of the game goes up against Grande Prairie in the finals.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Zidane to Man United reports branded ‘nonsense’ by senior club figure

first_img JOSE TALKS Over the past couple of days Mourinho has also confirmed Paul Pogba has been stripped of United’s vice-captaincy, as well as getting in a well-document training ground spat with the France midfielder. There have also been public criticisms of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, the defenders, as well as a rumoured dressing down of England forward Marcus Rashford. REVEALED The Red Devils sit 10th in the Premier League table, with Newcastle visiting Old Trafford next Saturday in the final fixture before domestic football takes a back seat for the international break. A number of United’s staff are said to believe Mourinho will be sacked this week following the defeat to West Ham, and the Portuguese has been installed as the favourite to lose his job in the Premier League sack race, according to one leading bookmaker.United had already suffered league defeats to Brighton and Tottenham before suffering Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at the London Stadium. The loss to West Ham came at the end of a seven-day spell which also included a 1-1 home draw to Wolves and a shock penalty defeat to Championship outfit Derby which knocked the Red Devils out the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea REVIEW Mourinho’s former Chelsea player Frank Lampard guided Derby to victory at Old Trafford JIBE Reports that Zinedine Zidane has held talks with Manchester United chiefs over becoming the club’s new manager have denied, according to reports.Zidane is favourite to replace Jose Mourinho should the Portuguese be axed after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham which made it just three wins from the opening seven league matches of the season for United. Reports suggest Mourinho will be replaced by former Real Madrid boss Zidane if he is shown the door, with talkSPORT’s own Tony Cascarino revealing discussions have already been held between the France legend and United chiefs over him taking charge at Old Trafford.However, a senior United figure has denied these claims, telling The Times they are ‘nonsense’. Rumoured discussions between Zidane and United have been denied Latest Jose Mourinho news 3 ‘I think he got it wrong’ – Mourinho confirms Spurs have appealed Son’s red card Mourinho insists VAR ‘killed the game’ with Son red card in Chelsea defeat STUNNED center_img DISAGREE sign on take action Tottenham boss Mourinho urges Eriksen and Vertonghen to copy Alderweireld 3 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ‘When will this nonsense stop?’ – Rudiger speaks out after alleged racist abuse How Mourinho has fared against former clubs ahead of Spurs vs Chelsea Is time up for Jose Mourinho? ‘Racism’ overshadows Lampard’s schooling of Mourinho, and Arteta hates Christmas Lampard admits it ‘feels good’ to beat Mourinho, reacts to Rudiger racism incident REVEALED BIG WIN 3 Neville interrupts Mourinho’s interview with reaction to De Gea’s howler last_img read more

Kenseth sits on pole after a record effort

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The top five qualifiers all broke Jimmie Johnson’s track record of 180.373 mph, set in 2003 — but no other title contenders made it into the first two rows, and only half of the Chase field will start in the top 10. Carl Edwards, sixth in the standings, will start fifth today. Greg Biffle, sitting fifth, will start eighth. Stewart will start ninth, and defending champion Kurt Busch — 10th in the standings and all but out of contention to repeat — qualified 10th. Edwards, who won a Craftsman Truck Series race here last year, said he took a conservative approach to qualifying after seeing Kasey Kahne and Denny Hamlin crash. “The pole is great and all that,” Edwards said, “but the car is so good it would have been foolish to come out here in cool temperatures … and lay it on the line the first lap and have a wreck.” Ryan Newman, who trails Stewart by only four points, will start 11th. Jeremy Mayfield, eighth in the standings, qualified 14th, with ninth-place Mark Martin starting 19th. Third-place Rusty Wallace will have the most ground to make up today after qualifying 33rd in the 43-car field. @Roundup Score:Busch @Roundup Text:KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Greg Biffle had the fastest car and the freshest tires, but Kasey Kahne overcame both to win the United Way 300 at Kansas Speedway by the nose of his No. 6 Dodge. Biffle, driving the No. 66 Ford, dominated the second half of the race, leading laps 125-182, but a late-race caution scrambled the running order and gave Kahne an opportunity he capitalized on in a big way. When the yellow flag flew for T.J. Bell’s spin on lap 182, Biffle and most of the leaders headed to the pits. Kahne, running fourth at the time, stayed on the track while Biffle took four tires but dropped to eighth in line. When the green flag dropped to start a 17-lap sprint to the finish, Kahne trailed only Johnny Sauter, who also skipped the last pit stop. Kahne passed Sauter after three laps to take the lead while Biffle sped through the field into second, only to see the caution flag fly again on lap 195, setting up a three-lap dash to the finish. The caution flag was just what Kahne needed, he blocked every advance from Biffle. The official margin of victory was .003 seconds. @Roundup Score:New owner rule planned @Roundup Text:KANSAS CITY, Kan. — NASCAR plans to limit the number of teams a car owner will be able to field in the Nextel Cup series, chairman Brian France said Saturday. “We’re going to make some adjustments in policy to balance the playing field a little better and really go after new ownership in the industry, really benefit and help the teams like the Wood Brothers, the Pettys, Cal Wells, independent teams that are finding themselves in ever increasing difficulties to compete,” France said. He said the limit would be phased in over the next few seasons. “It won’t happen tomorrow,” France said. “But it would phase down from five to four to some other number.” All of the top teams currently in NASCAR are multicar teams, with Roush Racing and Hendrick Motorsports leading the way with five and four cars, respectively. The benefits of running more than one car are clear: additional tests under current testing limits, information sharing among the teams, multiple sponsorships that provide great resources and, sometimes, on-track cooperation among teammates. @Roundup Score:NHRA @Roundup Text:ENNIS, Texas — Ron Capps broke a lengthy drought in the O’Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals, topping Funny Car qualifying for the first time in five years. Capps piloted his Dodge Stratus R/T Funny Car to a Texas Motorplex-record time of 6.694 seconds at 327.82 mph. Doug Herbert (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also topped their divisions in the $1.5 million event. Herbert had a track-record time of 4.441 at 328.06 in his Snap-on Tools dragster, and Anderson set track records for both time and speed in his Pontiac GTO, finishing in 6.647 at 207.40. @Roundup Score:Formula One @Roundup Text:SUZUKA, Japan — Rain soaked the track at the Japanese Grand Prix, leaving world champion Fernando Alonso and other top drivers at the back of the grid for today’s Formula One race. The morning run was hampered by overnight rain, although conditions improved by the time qualifying started. But with 10 minutes left, heavy rain returned for the last four starters — Alonso, seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya. The four drivers have won 16 of the 17 races this season. They will begin in the last half of the starting grid. Fair weather is forecast for race day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The 2003 Winston Cup champion, whose uneventful title run led NASCAR to overhaul its title format, recorded his only victory this year on Aug. 26 at Bristol. This is his third career pole. “We had a good car lately, and it’s been a lot of fun to drive them,” said Kenseth, who turned in a lap of 180.856 mph in his Ford on Saturday. “We haven’t had good cars until the last couple of months.” center_img KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Matt Kenseth set a track qualifying record in capturing the pole for today’s Banquet 400, hoping it will put him in position to win the race and get back into the race for the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship. Kenseth is seventh in the standings, 111 points behind leader Tony Stewart. The last time Kenseth won a pole, he took the checkered flag, too. Now he’d like more of the same at the 1 1/2-mile tri-oval at Kansas Speedway. last_img read more

Jail for men who stole diesel, robbed shop and crashed car

first_imgTwo men who went on a robbery spree before crashing their car into a roundabout wrote a letter to a Judge pleading with him not to jail them.Ryan Harkin and John Paul Gormley fled from a petrol station without paying for diesel, stole food from another shop and then wrote off their car after crashing. The pair, who had 135 previous convictions between them, appeared before Letterkenny District Court.The court heard the pair fled from the Dry Arch Filling Station in Letterkenny on November 18th last without paying for €70 of diesel.Feeling hungry, the pair then drove to Mountain Top also in Letterkenny when they took two hampers of food from Kelly’s Centra without paying.They again fled and lost control of their car before crashing it into a roundabout and into a field.The court heard the pair had been in each other’s company in Derry when they decided to go for a drive.They had little money and found themselves out of diesel and then became hungry so they stole the two hampers before losing control of the car and crashing it.The pair, who spent a number of days in Castlerea Prison awaiting their case, wrote a letter in a plea to Judge Paul Kelly.Gormley, aged 29 of Clooney Terrace, Derry, has previous convictions for a range of offences including theft, assault, possession of drugs and robbery.Harkin, aged 25, of Glenabbey Close, Derry, has previous convictions for damaging property, possession of drugs, burglary and driving while disqualified.Despite their pleas not to put them behind bars, Judge Kelly imposed a custodial sentence.He sentenced Gormley to a total of four months in prison for stealing fuel and hampers and allowing himself to be carried in a vehicle knowing it to be stolen.He also jailed Harkin to a total of six months for the thefts and banned him for driving for six years for driving while previously disqualified.Jail for men who stole diesel, robbed shop and crashed car was last modified: November 30th, 2017 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:carcourtcrashedGardailetterkennylast_img read more

Played six, won six. If Carlsberg did west London football…

first_imgIf Carlsberg did west London football weeks, they couldn’t have scripted the last seven days any better.The record of the area’s four top teams in that period reads played six, won six, scored 14.Chelsea might have qualified for a Champions League semi-final showdown with Barcelona in the process, but it’s Brentford who are the real Bees’ knees, having won four on the bounce – including impressive away victories at Preston and MK Dons.Uwe Rosler’s side are still five points adrift of the play-offs but if the Easter bunny is kind to them over the next few days, anything is possible.“There was typically not an Arsenal shirt in sight when we got home on Saturday.”‘Brickie chap’ on the Griffin Park Grapevine forum was forced to miss the latest triumph over Oldham to attend his mate’s 60th in a pub, but was cannily keeping up to date with proceedings via his phone.He wrote: “I nearly gave the fella a heart attack as I jumped up and shouted out ‘Get in there!’ when we went one up. The rest of the boozer sat there looking confused as they watched the Barca game!”Meanwhile ‘Bee4ever’ was laughing at “a number of middle-aged men sitting in the paddock, intermittently bursting into solo songs with no one else joining in”.I started to smile too, until I got the horrible feeling that when he said ‘middle-aged’ they were probably younger than me.Fulham moved into 10th place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Norwich, but their fans are more concerned with the Easter Monday showdown against Chelsea at Craven Cottage.Fulham are unbeaten in Premier League West London derbies this season after getting a draw at the Bridge, together with a 7-0 aggregate win over QPR (I wrote that through gritted teeth).A poster on the Cottage Corner messageboard confidently predicted “We can beat Chelsea on Monday.”Rosler’s Bees are flying.When another user asked how, he replied: “Score more goals than them.”How Aston Villa and Benfica must wish they’d adopted that brilliant tactical plan over these past few days.Villa were humbled 4-2 at home by the Blues while Benfica lost 2-1 in a crazy game in SW6 which could have finished 7-7.Not for the first time in this season’s Champions League, Chelsea didn’t make it easy for themselves, repelling wave after wave of attacks before Frank Lampard steadied the nerves with a trademark penalty.But when Benfica pulled one back after Ramires had somehow managed to step over the ball a yard out at the other end, Stamford Bridge turned into a quivering mass, before Raul Meireles’ late strike finally put things to bed.To qualify for the Champions League next season, Chelsea would need to overturn a five-point gap in the league, which is pretty big at this stage of the season.Or they can beat Barcelona over two legs before seeing off Real Madrid or Bayern Munich to lift the trophy and qualify automatically.Suddenly that five-point gap doesn’t look quite as big after all.Lampard’s penalty proved vital.The last time Barca were in west London they did a spot of training at QPR’s ground ahead of a trip to Arsenal – which brings us nicely to events at Loftus Road on Saturday.Adel Taarabt made it 69th time lucky by finally breaking his duck for the season with a brilliant goal, before grabbing a crafty smoke with Marouane Chamakh in a shisha café.Mark Hughes gave him a mild rebuke but when all’s said and done it’s only fruit tobacco and Adel would argue he was simply having one of his five a day.I’ve got nothing against the Gunners – my Nan and Grandad were Highbury season-ticket holders, and my mum veers between Arsenal and Spurs (despite being born in Hammersmith), while loads of my mates are Gooners, together with most of the north London street where I live in exile.Which made that little 2-1 victory last weekend all the sweeter.Year after year I’ve headed to Finsbury Park Station en route to Loftus Road and walked past the pub where the Arsenal fans are gathered to be met with polite/patronising enquiries: “Who have you got today?” ”What league are you in these days?” “How come you don’t support a proper team?”There was typically not an Arsenal shirt in sight when we got home on Saturday.I was particularly pleased my little girl was there to witness the victory, particularly after briefing her beforehand to expect the worst.Most of her class are Arsenal ‘fans’ (even though they’ve never been to see them play) and were laughing beforehand about how many they were going to stick past little old QPR…well they’re not laughing now.The only thing she does not quite get is the embarrassing dad routine that accompanies the goals, as adults revert to childhood, while their offspring tell them to calm down.Taking this on board, the first thing I did when we got to our seats was to apologise to the fella next to me for planting a smacker on his cheek during the victory over Liverpool, assuring him it wouldn’t happen again.And then Samba Diakite went and ruined everything by scoring the winner.We’re now on first-name terms and he’s insisted that if it means we’re winning games I can carry on kissing for the rest of the season.Thank the Lord there’s only three games left.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

Miss Africa 2016 calls on young people to build a better continent

first_img6 May 2016Rebecca Asamoah, the first Miss Africa Continent, has high hopes for the continent. She believes cooperation between her and the other contestants will help create a united Africa. One that can deliver a better life for all who call it home. Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah is Miss Africa Continent 2016. Her prize was a grant to study business management at Monash University in Johannesburg. (Image: Facebook)Ghanaian Asamoah was crowned on Saturday 30 April in Johannesburg. Zambian Michelo Malambo was named first princess, and South Africa’s Jemimah Kandemiiri second princess.Asamoah wants each of the contestants to empower youth in their own countries. “There are a lot of things to be fixed in Africa — water, education, environmental issues,” she told the news agency AFP. “My main concern is the empowerment of youths . so we can work hand in hand and put our continent in the best place it should be.”“We are not divided”Asamoah says her aim is to unite the continent. “To say no to xenophobia, and also to alleviate most challenges Africa is facing under health, education, poverty and environment. These are things I am passionate about. I plan to help raise not only the flag of Ghana high, but that of the African continent at large.”The 24-year-old Asamoah told local news channel ANN7 that it was not our differences that mattered. Instead she emphasised that we have a collective responsibility to Africa. “It does not mean we are different people. We are not divided . We are each other’s keeper.”Asamoah said her two princesses would visit projects in Ghana that supported the aged and the combating of diseases such as malaria.“There is a place called Leila and Nabuli camp for the aged, up in the northern part of Ghana. There is this misconception about them, that they are alleged witches. So they have been neglected. No proper food, clothes, footwear and potable water. Under the Miss Ghana foundation we visit them every year to interact with them and also mentor them on personal hygiene before some donations are made to them. This year, by the grace of God, the borehole is under construction to create potable water for them.”The pageantThe Miss Africa Continent pageant is the brainchild of South African film producer Neo Mashishi, who said it was about uplifting young African women. To make the pageant African, the finalists walked barefoot on stage – in their traditional clothes. The swimwear category was dropped; instead, finalists wore a uniform of black T-shirts and shorts.Mashishi told AFP that they did this to go against the norm of Westernised pageants. “The way everything was done was African. We didn’t emulate anything from Miss Universe or Miss World. This is about Africa. We are selling Africa to the world, and we are proud to be African.”According to the Guardian, during the weeks running up to the event, the 12 finalists embarked on a series of pre-pageant activities such as showing off their culinary skills by cooking traditional meals from their home countries.Watch highlights of the pageant:Second princess, South Africa’s Jemimah Kandemiiri, is a law student at the University of Pretoria. She said the pageant taught her that the best gift to yourself is to be you. “With the pressure that comes from the modelling industry and the so called ‘need to be perfect,’ it will consume you.“I learned that we are all from different parts of Africa, very similar in almost everything, but we seldom expose that which makes us authentic. I always say, be you, no-one can do you better than you. When you’re yourself, you will attract things that are like you.”last_img read more