first_imgGervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara Blackwater’s Henry Walker gestures after a play against Meralco. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonBlackwater was 12 minutes away from history.A no. 8 team with a twice-to-win disadvantage was on the verge of forcing top seeded Meralco into submission and advancing to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against Star.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-upcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, however, had other plans and hammered out a 104-96 comeback win.“All of us want something to prove; we can’t call this overachieving if we played just the quarterfinals,” said a dejected Allein Maliksi Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Of course you want to win the championship. So, I think there’s a reason why we were put in this situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s that we have to learn from this and apply whatever we need to do next conference, next season.”Blackwater started its failed upset bid with a 92-91 escape in the first game to force the do-or-die game.last_img read more

first_imgNew York Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) defends against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — It was another relaxing fourth quarter for Blake Griffin.Andre Drummond had 29 points and 20 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed New York its 15th straight loss, beating the Knicks 120-103 on Friday night. The Knicks rallied from a 21-point second-quarter deficit, tying the game in the third. But Detroit avoided a repeat of its collapse last weekend against the Los Angeles Clippers, when the Pistons lost after leading by 25.ADVERTISEMENT Since that game, Detroit has won three in a row, and in two of those victories — including Friday’s — the game was so lopsided down the stretch that Griffin didn’t play at all in the final period.“Beyond the wins, we’re playing with the right spirit and playing basketball the right way,” Griffin said. “The basketball gods reward you when you play the right way, and being able to take a fourth quarter off has been really nice — especially at this time of the season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGriffin scored 26 points for the Pistons, who traded Reggie Bullock and Stanley Johnson in deadline deals but kept enough of their top players to make a postseason berth still plausible. Detroit began the day 1 ½ games out of a playoff spot.The Knicks have lost 28 of their last 30, and they looked overmatched at the start against Detroit, falling behind 21-5. It was 41-22 after one quarter, and the Pistons led 63-54 at halftime. Drummond had 20 points at the break. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 76ers debut new-look roster, thump Nuggets View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title New York kept chipping away in the third, but Detroit eventually recovered, leading 89-84 after three and pushing the lead back to double digits relatively quickly in the fourth.Dennis Smith Jr. scored 31 points for the Knicks.“We’ve just got to bring that intensity every night and if we do that, I think the wins will start to pile up,” Smith said. “Tonight, I thought we brought it, but it was on me. I’ve got to make free throws.”AT THE LINEThe Knicks finished 26 of 41 on free throws, and Smith was 11 of 19. He went 1 of 6 in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption “It just ends up breaking you when you don’t hit those shots, especially after you gain so much momentum fighting back,” New York coach David Fizdale said. “But, I was pretty proud of the way the kids battled back and got themselves into that game.”NEW ARRIVALSThe Pistons acquired Thon Maker and Svi Mykhailiuk in their trades. Both played sparingly Friday. Maker was scoreless and Mykhailiuk made a 3-pointer .LOOKING BETTERPoint guard Reggie Jackson’s struggles have exemplified Detroit’s disappointing season so far, but he seems to be playing better of late. He scored 20 points with six assists Friday.“Since the last month, or last three weeks at least, he’s got a bounce to him and he is making good decisions,” coach Dwane Casey said. “Defensively he is chesting up people, making sure he gets in the pick-and-rolls, but most of all he is making good decisions with the basketball.”TIP-INSKnicks: New York has been without Emmanuel Mudiay (strained left shoulder) and Frank Ntilikina (sore groin).Pistons: It was a league-high ninth 20-20 game for Drummond this season and his 29th overall. Since the 1988-89 season, only Dwight Howard (51) and Shaquille O’Neal (34) have more.UP NEXT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Knicks: Host Toronto on Saturday night.Pistons: Host Washington on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

first_img1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer rumours Zlatan Ibrahimovic is reportedly available for a cut-price fee this month, with Arsenal and Manchester United linked with a move for the Paris Saint-Germain striker.The Swede is one of football’s biggest biggest stars, having won titles in Holland, Italy, Spain and France with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, but the Premier League remains an unconquered frontier for Ibrahimovic.So what’s being said on social media about his potential move to the Premier League?Take a look at some of the best comments…last_img read more

first_imgAngry protestors will fight for the clients of Donegal’s Cleary Centre outside Leinster House at 2pm today.Parents and guardians of the 37 adults with intellectual disabilities who attend the training centre in Donegal town say they are “totally disgusted” that the HSE wants to divide the users.“Our sons and daughters, and the staff, must be kept together,” Mary Gorman of the Parents and Friends Association said.“Any change is stressful for our children. The idea of being separated from their friends makes it even worse and has them in tears. Some parents feel so strongly that, if this is not resolved, we may have to take legal action or take our case to Europe”.The Association bought the Cleary Centre in 1991 and provided it rent-free to the HSE for the last 22 years. Last November, the HSE said the building is no longer fit for purpose and more capital investment was “not deemed appropriate”. Initially, the HSE said it was looking at moving the services users to one of four locations in the town. Then, in May, the HSE proposed sending clients to three different centres – in south Donegal, Ardara and Killybegs. After a public protest opposing this plan, the HSE said it was looking to rent a facility in Donegal Town. Now, the latest proposal is to move 12-15 of the clients to a space in St Agnes’s, a former special needs pre-school, and keep the rest at the Cleary Centre. St Agnes’s currently houses services for the elderly and other HSE clients.Parent Phonsie Eaves said St Agnes’s is “completely unsuitable” for the Cleary Centre clients. He added, “St Agnes’s is far too small for a workshop or activities and our children need stimulation. All anyone could do is just sit and watch TV.”“One parent told me: ‘They might as well put my daughter in a home or a psychiatric unit,’” Mary commented. “We have parents and guardians in tears, they are so angry. We don’t want to protest but we feel that the HSE is ignoring us and the needs of our children.” Ring 087 698 559 for details on the protest bus times.The HSE says it will continue to liaise with the families involved with a view to providing an alternative solution.In a statement the HSE said: “Day services for people with an intellectual disability in South Donegal are currently provided at a number of locations including the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town.”The statment continued: “The Cleary Day Centre is owned by the Parents and Friends Group with the building operating as a HSE managed day centre. The building is over 100 years old with extensions added over 30 years ago. ““The HSE has assessed a number of buildings in Donegal Town with a view to relocating the currents services to a suitable facility. The three buildings assessed were deemed unsuitable to accommodate day services for people with a disability.The HSE will continue to liaise with the families involved with a view to providing an alternative solution,” the statement concluded.PROTEST OUTSIDE DAIL TODAY OVER PLANS TO SHUT DONEGAL SPECIAL NEEDS CENTRE was last modified: July 13th, 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:Cleary CntreclosuredaildonegalDonegal Townlast_img read more

first_imgA FRENCH crook who swindled Donegal investors out of millions faces arrest and jail if he is found, it emerged tonight.Francois de Dietrich, the fraudster behind a multi-million pound investment scam, has lost an appeal against an 18-month prison sentence.An international arrest warrant has been issued after he failed to disclose his worldwide assets. The Court of Appeal dismissed his challenge to the prison sentence today.Dozens of people on both sides of the border fear they may have lost millions of pounds in investments made in liquidated stock through him.Court proceedings launched by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) led to an injunction banning de Dietrich and his company, ETIC Solutions, from taking any more deposits.Last month the regulatory body secured a summary judgment against him which enabled it to obtain full control of more than £20m in assets.That move was separate to proceedings which led to de Dietrich being found in contempt of court for not fully revealing his global financial affairs to the FSA.The businessman was last seen in France after being located by a crew from BBC Northern Ireland’s Spotlight.He was expected to contest the punishment handed down in his absence by claiming it was draconian.Last week, however, his former lawyers were granted permission to sever links to him.Despite the barrister and solicitor coming off record, the appeal remained listed for hearing.But Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan was told that de Dietrich was not in the court precincts.Counsel for the FSA added that police were also in the building and “interested” in finding him.Sir Declan pointed out that a request for the appeal to be adjourned was refused last month.“In those circumstances it seems we have no alternative but to dismiss the appeal,” he said.The judge directed that confirmation of the outcome should be sent to the last known e-mail addresses of both de Dietrich and a French lawyer associated with him.Any bid by him to have the judgment set aside must be lodged within 14 days.Legal costs were also awarded to the FSA.CROOK DE DIETRICH FACES JAIL AFTER COURT CASE was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Ballybofeycrook fraudsterfrancoislast_img read more

first_imgThe schools are in the same city, the same league and they share the same stadium for playing games. All this makes the rivalry between La Serna High School and California High understandable. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week An added incentive tonight is gaining a fresh start in what is generally referred to as the second season, as teams begin league play. And both La Serna, which brings a 4-1 nonleague record into the fray, and California, which is 3-2 and riding a two-game winning streak, have designs on ending Santa Fe’s four-year reign atop the Del Rio League. La Serna also has a modest two-game winning streak, with victories over El Monte (34-13) and Century (48-7) in its most recent outings. The game figures to hinge on which team can control the other’s quarterback, seeing as how Matt Petropulos and Mitch LeVier lead their respective teams in both rushing and passing. La Serna’s Petropulos has rushed for 424 yards and five touchdowns, and has completed 34 of 61 passes for 504 yards and four TDs. He’s been intercepted once. He also is the Lancers’ top return guy, averaging just more than 20 yards per kickoff return. Spencer Fields, with 213 yards and an average of 9.8 yards per carry, and and Justen Medina, with five touchdowns and averaging 4.8 yards per carry, have been major contributors to the ground game. But there is much more at stake when their athletic programs meet, as they will in football tonight at California High. Many of the athletes grew up playing with or against each other in youth programs, and bragging rights for the next year are at stake. center_img Anthony Rivera tops the receivers with 20 catches for 241 yards, but Franz Schweis appears to be the big-play receiver with just three catches, two of them for touchdowns, and averaging 47 yards a catch. Linebackers Joey Torres (32 tackles), Jacob Gonzalez (27 tackles/6 sacks), Nick Alvarez (26 tackles/4 sacks) and Clint LaVigne (23 tackles/6 sacks) and lineman Garett Yonemoto (6 sacks) key a defense that is giving up just 14 points a game. California’s LeVier has rushed for 194 yards and five touchdowns,and is 30 for 69 for 436 yards and two touchdowns passing. He’s been intercepted four times. He also has returned two kickoffs for 165 yards and one score. Sharing the rushing load for the Condors are Josh Gutierrez (44-190-2), Dominic Rivera (37-182-5) and Matt Navarro (28-113-2), all of them averaging more than 4 yards per carry. Trent Howard (7-108), Matt Davis (7-86) and Robert Arriola (6-124-2) have been LeVier’s main targets, with Arriola averaging 20.7 yards per catch. Like the Lancers, linebackers dominate the Condors’ defensive statistics. Terry Hackney (32 tackles), Howard (31 tackles), Andrew Ojinaga (28 tackles/3 sacks) and James McCrory (28 tackles/3 sacks), along with free safety Hector Saenz (23 tackles) and end Albert Zambrano (20 tackles) have been the leaders. @Tagline columnist:Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at 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

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Running the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds doesn’t hurt. Finishing the 100 meters in a time of 10.9 seconds is a plus, too. Marsh has gained 1,029 yards on 154 carries and has scored six touchdowns for the Highlanders (4-3, 2-2), who are in third place, a game behind Thousand Oaks (6-1, 3-1) and Moorpark (4-3, 3-1), two behind Newbury Park (7-0, 4-0). “All I need to do is get into the flow of the game,” Marsh said. “I can lower my head and shoulders and run hard if I have to. But I’m looking to break a big run every time I touch the ball.” The coaching staff was forced to change its pass-first philosophy earlier this season when starting quarterback Kevin Harrington, a Division I prospect, went down in the opener with a broken left arm on the first play of the second quarter against Chaminade of West Hills. “That was a dark evening for Highlander fans,” Uebelhardt said. “Everyone thought we were done.” Curtis Marsh isn’t going to run anyone over on the football field. He’ll make you miss though, usually with a head-and-shoulders fake, or, a cutback move. Then it’s over. Speed kills. The 6-foot, 180-pound Royal High senior has emerged as one of the top running backs in the area and the Highlanders are in the thick of the Marmonte League race, and the Southern Section Div. IV playoff picture, as a result. “He has great vision and is always thinking ahead. That’s a big asset,” Royal coach Gene Uebelhardt said. “He’s exceeded our expectations. He’s finding ways to get it done.” Marsh’s performance in the backfield changed that thinking. Joey Buttitta took over as quarterback and fellow junior Michael Long has since taken on that role. The tandem has done a serviceable job thus far, due in large part to Marsh, who has proved to be reliable with the increased workload. Never was that more evident than in Week 6 when Marsh nearly singlehandedly carried the Highlanders, rushing for 201 yards on 25 carries and scoring on a 55-yard run in a 14-13 league loss against visiting Agoura. “Thank goodness we can run the ball,” Uebelhardt said. ” The effort wasn’t a fluke. Marsh gained 203 yards against Channel Islands, 187 against Westlake and 166 against Thousand Oaks. In fact, he’s gained more than 125 yards rushing in four consecutive weeks. “Marsh is fast and physical. He can wear you down,” Agoura coach Charlie Wegher. “He pounds the ball at you. Let him get loose and he’ll hurt you big time.” Without an experienced offensive line, Marsh wouldn’t be nearly the threat he’s become. Seniors Tim Brown (6-2, 250), Tony Evans (6-0, 230), Alex Ponce (6-1, 225) and John Saunders (6-0, 205) are returning starters and Brian Doan (6-2, 210) has rounded out the unit nicely. Piling up yardage totals isn’t the only thing Marsh does well. He’s also a capable cover corner, frequently matching up against an opponent’s top wideout. And there’s plenty in the Marmonte League, most notably Newbury Park’s Josh Baker, Thousand Oaks’ Matt Luft, Simi Valley’s Lorne Bell and Agoura’s J.T. Wright. In fact, USC’s Pete Carroll was in Eubelhardt’s office earlier this spring, inquiring about Marsh, who attended an Ohio St. football camp over the summer. Oregon, Utah and Washington are among the other programs interested. “He’s playing on both sides of the ball right now and doing it at a high level,” Uebelhardt said. “He’s a marketable prospect. He’s going to play some Division I ball somewhere next season. “Curtis is having a banner year. He’ll be rewarded in the end.” Royal is reaping the benefits in the meantime. Sean Ceglinsky, (818) 713-3607 INSIDE OpponentCarriesYardsAvg.TDs Chaminade29842.90 Channel Islands1720311.92 Ventura16603.80 Westlake251877.51 Thousand Oaks201668.31 Agoura252018.01 Calabasas221285.82 Totals1541,0296.76 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

first_imgA broad region of gas glowing only at x-ray wavelengths marks the crumple zone where a dwarf galaxy is slamming into a much larger mass of stars, a recent study suggests. The larger galaxy, dubbed NGC 1232, lies about 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. In visible wavelengths, it looks like a normal spiral galaxy. But in a visible light/x-ray composite image released today, a purplish, comet-shaped glow across the galaxy’s face depicts a region—estimated to be almost 24,000 light-years across—where gas is being heated to temperatures of about 5.8 million°C. The glowing gas cloud may be up to 3 million times as massive as our sun, and it is much too voluminous to represent a normal star-forming region, which is typically less than 300 light-years across and fits within one of a galaxy’s spiral arms. The cloud’s large size, as well as the lack of any distinct features at optical or infrared wavelengths, also argues against the glow being the remnants of a supernova explosion. Instead, the researchers have proposed, the x-ray glow betrays the presence of a shock wave somewhat akin to a sonic boom, triggered by a dwarf galaxy about 1/10,000th the size of NGC 1232 or smaller slamming into the diffuse halo of gas surrounding its larger cousin. Although galactic collisions have been seen many times before, this is the first to be seen only at x-ray wavelengths, the researchers say. And because NGC 1232 looks normal at visible wavelengths, the team suggests that collisions with dwarf galaxies—which in many cases are too small to cause disturbances in the motions of stars within the larger galaxy—are probably rare but may be more common than recognized. One region glowing very intensely in x-ray wavelengths (depicted by arrow) appears to be located at the leading edge of the cometlike glow, so it may represent an area of prolific star formation triggered by the shock wave resulting from the galactic collision.last_img read more

first_imgChris Gayle will miss at least a couple of Indian Premier League matches as he flies back to Jamaica to be with his partner for the birth of their first child.(Full IPL Coverage)According to reports, Gayle took a flight back to Jamaica on Sunday night after Royal Challengers Bangalore’s match against Delhi Daredevils at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.However, RCB team management is yet to comment of Gayle’s sudden departure, it is yet not known when the burly Jamaican will rejoin his teammates.Gayle has looked out of sorts since scoring a century against England in the ICC World Twenty20 in India. His departure could see Shane Watson return to his favourite opening slot.last_img read more

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette, Arsenal F.C.’s record signing, scored shortly into his debut for his new club in a 2-0 defeat of A-League champions Sydney FC on Thursday.Arsenal F.C. dominated the entire match before 80,432 spectators at the Olympic stadium. The English Premier League side, making its first appearance in Sydney in 40 years, plays Western Sydney Wanderers in the same stadium on Saturday, with a similar near-sellout crowd expected.Last week, Arsenal F.C. paid French club Lyon 60 million euros (68 million U.S. Dollars) to sign Lacazette, one of the French league’s most prolific scorers in recent years.The 26-year-old Frenchman, who came on as a substitute in the 68th minute, scored in the 83rd minute.After coach Arsene Wenger made 10 substitutions, the French striker wasted no time settling into his new No. 9 shirt, reading a swift attack and timing a run into the box to perfection to side-foot home a goal.”It’s important he gets that off his shoulders,” Wenger said. “Because we expect strikers to score. You could see that he was happy.”Captain Per Mertesacker hooked in an overhead kick in the fourth minute from a corner to give Arsenal F.C. the lead.Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne pressed his case for a starting spot this season for the defending A-League champions. Redmayne, who had a trial at Arsenal F.C. for two weeks as a teenager, made several good saves, stopping a Danny Welbeck penalty in the first half.Lacazette, who scored a personal best tally of 28 league goals last season, also reached the 100 league goals mark for Lyon and 129 overall since coming through the club’s youth academy and making his debut during the 2009-10 season.advertisementlast_img read more