Just another ordinary loss

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “We had a good practice, the team is healthy and we’re ready,” Victolero told the Inquirer Tuesday after preparing his Hotshots for Game 4 of their PBA Governors’ Cup title series against Alaska as they try to stay ahead of the best-of-seven series.“Things like that happen to any team,” Victolero said of the 100-71 loss on Sunday that cut their lead to 2-1. “It also happened to us in the [Barangay] Ginebra [semifinal] series. We won the first two games and lost the third.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 Chriss“But my players are veteran enough to rebound from that,” he declared. “It’s going to be another grind-out game.”The fourth game is slated Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum, and this could be crucial for both teams since a Magnolia win gives the Hotshots the inside track on their first title since 2014, while a loss would again make this series a toss-up. Chito Victolero says all is well within the Magnolia camp, that he has “veteran enough” players who understand that 29-point losses can happen in a series.What’s important is how they bounce back from that.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Broner going for clean 7-0 sweep over southpaws Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Alaska will be taking some sort of momentum into the game, especially import Mike Harris, who snapped out of an offensive stupor in the first two games to shoot 36 points and grab 18 rebounds in just three quarters of Game 3.How Harris got away with murder in that game is surely one thing that Victolero and his staff had figured out after getting two days off.That time also served both teams well, with Victolero saying that his players are 100 percent and that the ankle twist that import Romeo Travis suffered in the third quarter of Game 3 turned out to be nothing.“We treat each game as do-or-die, no matter what [the standings] say,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said in a separate interview when asked if Game 4 is a must-win game for his Aces. “We just want to play hard and play with everything we have in each possession.”Alaska is seeking to end a five-year title drought, with Compton eyeing his first title in five tries, and he knows that it won’t be easy, especially after they practically gave away the series opener and “played sloppy [in the stretch] of Game 2.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It would have been nice if we were the ones 2-1 up,” he said. “But all we want right now is to turn this thing into a best-of-three [with a win in Game 4].”Compton also believes that nothing like what happened to Magnolia in Game 3 will happen again for the rest of the series, but he just wishes that they’d be able to shoot the ball the way they did Sunday night.“We made a lot of shots,” Compton said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Petroleum engineering programme to be introduced at UG

first_imgIn the wake of a massive oil find in Guyana, the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, will soon be offering a Petroleum Engineering course in colloboration with the University of Guyana, Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has disclosed.Speaking with Guyana Times on Tuesday, Dr Roopnaraine stated that he is currently in engagement with the UWI’s principal and they have agreed to move forward with the programme. He indicated that arrangements would be in place as early as the start of the semester in September.Recently, in the National Assembly, the Education Minister had revealed his intentions for the programme. He stated that he had held a meeting with the Principal of UWI, St Augustine campus, Dr Clement Sankat, to discuss developing a petroleum engineering education programme that would prepare Guyana for the human resource challenge of running its impending oil industry in the near future.Petroleum engineering is the study of the cost-effective extraction of oil, gas and other natural resources from the earth. It is expert through the design, drilling and operation of wells and the incorporated administration of subversive reservoirs.Roopnaraine was at the time speaking about Guyana’s human resource problem and its brain drain. He had stated that one of the major challenges of the Education Ministry is the development of human resources to facilitate Guyana’s growth.He posited that it is crucial that the government be inventive and develop a strategy for human resource expansion.last_img read more

Serial robber jailed for 30 years

first_imgA serial robber, who is no stranger to the courts, was sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after pleading guilty to eleven counts of armed robbery.Travis Payne was sentenced by Magistrate Annette Singh after he changed his not guilty pleas to guilty. The 26-year-old clothes vendor of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in June after he was charged for the series of armed robberies. Payne was also charged for escaping lawful custody and intentionally discharging a firearm.The first four charges detailed that during the month of October 2018, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Rawle Ramnarine, Mohamed Ishmael, and Colin Edwards of phones and other articles valuing a total of $428,000. He also escaped from the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost while in custody for armed robbery.It was alleged that on May 23, 2019, at Tucville, Georgetown, he discharged a firearm at Roxcell Nepal with the intent to maim, disfigure, or cause grievous bodily harm.It was further alleged that on April 12, 2019, at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Faith Desouza of a phone valued $48,000 and on January 21, 2019, at Castello Housing Scheme, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he robbed Angela Caesar of a purse valued at $13,000 while being in the company of others and armed with a gun.The last four charges stated that on January 30, 2019, at Kitty, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Randy Simons, Michael Agrica, Terrence Parke, and Ronaldo Etwaroo of phones and cash totalling $632,000.During the court proceedings, one of the armed robbery charges was dismissed against Payne, after one of the victims told the court he did not wish to proceed with the matter.The Magistrate sentenced Payne to three years each for the 10 charges, however, the sentences will run concurrently so Payne will only spend three years behind bars.last_img read more

City sparking environmental conservation

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John is sparking conservation in the north. Fort St. John City Manager Dianne Hunter and Director of Planning & Engineering Horacio Galanti talked about the ‘Spark the Change’ initiative on Wednesday’s Issues and Answers. Hunter announced the new partnership between BC Hydro and the City, and how it’s going to hire an Energy Manager to help reduce emissions in Fort St. John. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=2146|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6fe83974b921086c6137e4c649ab91bc-Hunter Energy 1_1_Pub.mp3] Meanwhile, Galanti discussed his recent trip to Manaus, Brazil. Galanti represented Fort St. John, B.C., and Canada at the Amazon Summit. He was able to take part drafting the Letter of Manaus, a package that will be presented at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. Advertisement For more information on the conservation initiative and events, Click Here. The goal is to get Brazil and nine other countries incorporated in the Carbon Trade negotiations, and new climate change protocol. The current Kyoto Protocol is set to expire in 2012. [asset|aid=2147|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=6fe83974b921086c6137e4c649ab91bc-Horacio – Energy 2_1_Pub.mp3] Starting Wednesday, the City is kicking off its ‘Spark the Change’ Week. On Thursday, a movie called “Radiant City” will be shown at the Lido Theatre at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, a meeting called ‘Be the Change Climate Cafe’ will be held at the Whole Wheat and Honey Cafe. There will also be a Christmas Lights Light Exchange on the 21st and a ‘Spark the Change Retail Blitz’ in stores across the City.Advertisementlast_img read more

Russia impress with early scores as World Cup kicks off

first_img0Shares0000Russian players celebrate their opening goal against Saudi Arabia in MoscowMOSCOW, Russia, June 14 – Russia kicked off their World Cup in style on Thursday, scoring early against Saudi Arabia in front of an ecstatic crowd in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially declared the tournament open.After a performance from British pop star Robbie Williams, Putin told the 80,000 crowd at the Luzhniki Stadium: “I congratulate all of you at the start of the most important championship in the world.” “Love for football unites the entire world in one team, regardless of people’s language or ideology,” Putin said to thunderous cheers from the capacity crowd.Then, to the delight of the home fans, Iury Gazinsky headed Russia in front in the 12th minute after a cross from Aleksandr Golovin. Substitute Denis Cheryshev rifled home a second goal shortly before half-time.Russia, ranked a lowly 70th in the world — three places below Saudi Arabia — know victory in their first match is vital, with tougher games against Egypt and Uruguay to come.Russia is spending more than $13 billion (11 billion euros) on hosting football’s showpiece, the most important event in the country since the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics.The buildup to the tournament has been dogged by controversy and diplomatic scandals and has shone a light on the challenges facing the country.On the day of the curtainraiser, Russia freed the main opposition figure to Putin, Alexei Navalny, from jail after he served a 30-day sentence for organising an illegal protest.But British gay rights activist Peter Tatchell was arrested for holding a one-man protest against the country’s record on gay rights, hours before kick-off.The World Cup favourites — Germany, Spain, France, Brazil — enter the fray from Friday onwards.Brazil and their superstar Neymar are seeking a sixth global crown while Germany, who won their fourth World Cup in Brazil four years ago, will be determined to draw level with the Brazilians.France boast possibly the most talented squad while Lionel Messi is desperate to make amends for Argentina’s defeat in the 2014 final.The preparations of 2010 winners Spain are in tatters after coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked just two days before their opening game on Friday against Portugal. He had angered his federation by taking the job of Real Madrid manager.Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has recovered from a broken bone in his foot in time.Egypt’s coach said prolific striker Mohamed Salah is “almost 100 percent” to play in their opening match against Uruguay on Friday after he had intensive treatment on the shoulder injury he suffered playing for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.– Hearts and minds –The money lavished on the tournament will boost Putin’s already sky-high prestige at home by giving many of the 11 host cities their first facelifts in generations.Cities such as Saransk were sleepy outposts with decaying buildings until the World Cup reconstruction put them firmly in the 21st century.The tournament also offers Putin a chance to project Russia as a global player that is accepted and respected even while being at odds with the United States.He is attempting to do so despite Russia being hit by international sanctions following its invasion of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014.Moscow’s military backing of the Syrian regime and alleged meddling in the 2016 US election on President Donald Trump’s behalf only deepened its worst rift with the West since the Cold War.Putin hopes the most-watched event on the planet provides Russia with the “soft power” needed to capture a sceptical world’s hearts and minds.– Racism and riots –Russian authorities have gone to great lengths to ensure nothing soils the country’s image.The bloody beating English fans took from nearly 200 Russian thugs at Euro 2016 in France has influenced preparations as much as any diplomatic dispute.Neo-Nazi hooligans who organise mass fights in forests and chant racist slurs at players have been a feature of Russian stadiums for years.The anti-discrimination network Fare said Russia’s football federation was making matters worse by punishing those who reacted to racist abuse “while ignoring the perpetrators”.Security services have either locked up or restricted the movements of hundreds to make sure they do nothing to tarnish Russia’s image.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Real Madrid put £50m price tag on Arsenal target Alvaro Morata

first_imgReal Madrid have told Arsenal it will cost they £50million to sign Alvaro Morata.The Spanish side are expected to activate their buy-back clause for the Juventus striker this summer, which will see them snap him up for £23m.Real are then planning to instantly sell Morata and Arsenal have already informed them of their interest.But now, according to Cadena Cope, the Gunners have been told it will cost them £50m to land the Spaniard this summer.Real are aware of the growing interest in the 23-year-old, with Chelsea and Manchester United also considering moves.As a result the Spanish club believe they can bank £50m by selling Morata – an amount that would be a club record fee for Arsenal. 1 Would Arsenal break their transfer record for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata? last_img read more


first_imgStephen O’Donnell pictured outside Letterkenny court todayExclusive: Two people have been released on bail in connection with an assault which has left a man in a critical condition in hospital.The two appeared at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny this morning. The first man, Stephen O’Donnell, 20, of Cnoc Fola, Brinaleck, Gaoth Dobhair, was charged with assault under the Non Fatal Offences Against The Persons Act.Garda Sergeant Martin Rochford told the court that O’Donnell was arrested on Main Street Falcarragh at 10.20am on March 19th.He was taken to Glenties Garda station where he was charged at 6.50pm last night.O’Donnell, who was wearing black trousers and a black jacket, made no reply when charged.Garda Inspector David Kelly said Gardai were not objecting to bail but asked for a number of bail conditions.He asked for a curfew of midnight and 8am, that O’Donnell sign on once a week at Falcarragh Garda station, that he not interfere with any witnesses and that he stay at his current address.The other person who appeared in court in connection with the incident was a juvenile.He was also released on bail with similar bail conditions.He cannot be named for legal reasons.Inspector Kelly asked the court to allow for a two month adjournment in the case as further charges may arise.The case relates to an incident in Falcarragh on St Patrick’s night during which a man was seriously injured.Patrick McLaughlin, from Gaoth Dobhair, was allegedly assaulted and was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin where he is being treated for a serious head injury.The 47 year old victim s currently in a critical condition and in a coma.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to a date in May.* At Hearing. Copyright Donegal Daily LtdComments are closed in ongoing casesTWO IN COURT ON FALCARRAGH ASSAULT CHARGES was last modified: March 21st, 2013 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:Cnoc FolaGaoth DobhairTWO IN COURT ON FALCARRAGH ASSAULT CHARGESlast_img read more

Paul Pogba ‘offered to Barcelona’ by agent – reports

first_img 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Pogba sported a blue shade in his hair at the same time stories emerged he was offered to Manchester City IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Pogba is one win away from winning the World Cup with France REVEALED targets RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest Transfer News getty Pogba and United boss Jose Mourinho have had some issues and Pogba would reportedly be “happy” to leave the club.The Frenchman was linked with a move to the LaLiga giants in 2015 after showing stunning form at Juventus but that move never worked out.He then rejoined the Red Devils in 2016 in what was a world-record transfer fee at the time.Reports also emerged during the back end of last season that Pogba was offered to United’s local rivals Manchester City. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January targets moving on Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has been offered to Barcelona agent by his agent, according to reports.Mino Raiola was at Barca’s training ground earlier this week and Mundo Deportivo claim the idea of the £89million man moving to the Nou Camp was discussed. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Pogba, 25, is currently on World Cup duty with France who play Croatia in the final on Sunday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 4pm.He has been in impressive form for Didier Deschamps’ side and Mourinho – who is working as a pundit for Russian TV channel RT was quick to praise Pogba after Les Bleus’ semi-final win over Belgium.Mourinho said: “Pogba was mature, he played with great maturity. When he had to hold position and to keep control of the game he did.” LIVING THE DREAM last_img read more

Bosnia v Northern Ireland: Live talkSPORT commentary, kick-off time and team news

first_img Northern Ireland battled hard in vain against Austria MONEY ADVICE What is the team news?Corry Evans captains Northern Ireland on what is his 50th international cap while Liam Boyce is ruled fit enough to start.There is no place in the Bosnia XI for Bournemouth stopper Asmir Begovic but former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko does start.Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sehic, Vranjes, Sunjic, Zukanovic, Civic, Besic, Pjanic, Saric, Visca, Dzeko, DuljevicSubs: Begovic, Todorovic, Nastic, Cimirot, Prcic, Bajic, Kodro, Krunic, Zakaric, Kjosevski, MilosevicNorthern Ireland: Peacock-Farrell, McNair, Cathcart, Evans, Lewis, Evans, Norwood, Davis, Saville, Dallas, BoyceSubs: McLaughlin, Smith, Whyte, Ferguson, Carson, Jones, Hughes, Vassell, Magennis, Flanagan, McGovern Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Getty FOOTBALL LATEST Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF RANKED REVEALED They were unfortunate to go down 1-0 against Austria last week, but face a Bosnian side who have lost just two of their last 14 competitive home games.The hosts are unbeaten since February and can cement their place at the top of the group with victory.What time is kick-off?This Nations League group clash is set for Monday, October 15.Kick-off is at 7.45pm.When the sides met in September, Bosnia returned home with all three points after a 2-1 win in Belfast.How can I listen on talkSPORT?We will have live coverage of this game from 7.30pm on talkSPORT2.To listen in, use your DAB Radio, our mobile apps or the web player. REVEALED 1 Northern Ireland take on Bosnia & Herzegovina knowing a defeat would spell big trouble for their UEFA Nations League campaign.Michael O’Neill’s men have lost their opening two games in the new competition and are in serious danger of being relegated from Group B3.last_img read more


first_imgFINN VALLEY COMES DANCING – IN PICTURES! was last modified: March 11th, 2012 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:finn valleyStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more