Gonzalez, La Salle brace for all-important tiff vs UP

first_imgLATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle has entered its most crucial stretch in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.For a few weeks, the Green Archers have been a picture of stability as they stayed on steady ground in the third spot of the standings and even had a pretty good chance to secure the twice-to-beat advantage.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college A disappointing 62-71 loss to Ateneo on Sunday, which also stopped a three-game winning streak, however, has put the Archers into a dangerous position of being out of the Final Four contention.READ: Ateneo secures twice-to-beat, downs La Salle anewFEATURED 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 ChrissSuch sudden turn of events entering the final few games of the eliminations made head coach Louie Gonzales wanting his squads to go back to work immediately.“First thing that I told the boys when I went to the dugout is we have to move forward and take care of business on Wednesday. They know it,” said Gonzalez. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Magnolia nears finals, overcomes Ginebra Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Coming into the game on Wednesday we really need to work hard. So if we win on Wednesday, we will already know that we will face Adamson [in the Final Four].But just in case La Salle drops its game against University of the Philippines on Wednesday, a three-way tie between UP, La Salle, and Far Eastern University will send the Green Archers to a fourth-place playoff provided the Tamaraws win their last game against Adamson.The Fighting Maroons will automatically move up to third place because of  a better quotient.“But we’re positive. At least we were able to get Ateneo out of the rhythm. We forced them to play one-on-one. We were able to control their field goal percentage. That’s how you play a champion team. We have to grind them up to the final buzzer,” added Gonzales.“Compared to the first game [against Ateneo], there’s a big improvement among the boys.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

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‘Happy Real Madrid Fans’ Destroy Property in New Kru Town

first_imgWhen Carlo Ancelotti lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy again last Saturday, some excited ‘fans’ of Real Madrid in New Kru Town went about destroying tables, chairs and seven crates of empty beer bottles at the Face-to-Face Club, where they watched the finals.The reason: ‘Because they were happy for Real Madrid’s victory over Atletico.’“It was not easy to contain them,” admitted one of the workers, Randolph Stevens, in an interview Sunday with the Daily Observer.He said the ‘fans’ were so over-excited that all they wanted was to destroy anything that came their way.“Three large tables were destroyed,” he added, “along with four chairs.”He added that seven empty beer crates, valued at 14, 000 LRD, were also destroyed.The Daily Observer also gathered that some individuals were slightly injured, although efforts to contact them were not successful.Meanwhile, Mr. Alieu Tiah, who said he is the chairman of the Real Madrid Fan Club on Bushrod Island, told the Daily Observer that he regretted the incident.“I contacted my friends who were involved in the incident,” he said, “they admitted to me that they did it and it was also because they were drunk.”Tiah said he would engage his friends and urge them to repay the cost and appealed to his members to refrain from violent acts.“It is not in anybody’s interest when we celebrate victory with destruction,” Tiah said, “we must behave like normal human beings when we are celebrating.”New Kru Town resident, Elder Nat Wrawrueh, regretted the incident and called on Video Centers to set rules to govern their operations.“They must find a way to control those who watch their football programs at their centers,” he said.The proprietor of the FACEBOOOK Club, also in New Kru Town, showed the Daily Observer a large mark on his arm, a wound which he said was inflicted after a match two years ago.“I’ve learned to make sure that anybody who comes to my shop and engages in any rowdy act is asked to leave,” he added.At the local Police Depot in the borough, the Daily Observer learned that a complaint on the incident had been lodged, but the officer could not provide further details.Video Center violence has become a new phenomenon in the country, since technology made it easier to beam football programs into video centers to benefit consumers.It was reported that several years ago a fan was stabbed during a video center football screening argument on a match being played thousands of miles away in Europe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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The Introvert Poem

first_imgIntrovert is NOT a bad wordIt turns people off, so I’ve heardI’ve only heard because I was not thereI was walking by myself somewhereThey ask why I don’t pay attentionAs if my focus would ease their tensionYou’re mean and selfish! I’ve been toldYou’re distant, creepy, nasty and cold!When they talk I pray for solitudeWhen they stop I smile in gratitudeI can’t wait to go home and lock my doorTo grab a good book and lay on the floorCrowds bring me aggravationMy only peace is isolation  An introvert I will always beAlone and happy, forever freeShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Last Day to Enter Liberia By Air Before Elections is Oct. 8

first_imgThe Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) says its aim is to simply deter interference with the aerodrome at the Roberts International Airport, which sometimes leads to the theft of very valuable navigational equipment.For those planning a last ditch effort to travel to the Republic of Liberia before the October 10 presidential and legislative elections, Sunday, October 8, 2017 is the last day to enter the country via air, as the nation’s only international airport, RIA, will be out of service all day Monday, October 9, 2017.According to a press release, the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) is informing the traveling public and airport users that it is resuming the second and final phase of the rehabilitation of runway 04-22 at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), which involves the second layer of asphalt pavement and installation of new Aeronautical Ground Lighting (AGL) systems.In view of this development and in consultation with the airlines, the runway will be closed to air traffic on Mondays and Thursdays beginning October 9.All travelers and airport users planning flights and airport activities should contact the airlines for further information and scheduling. An updated flight schedule will accompany this announcement.The release urged the general public to take note and plan accordingly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Another Venezuelan fined, deported

first_imgVenezuelan national Alexander Betancourt, who has admitted to entering Guyana illegally, was on Friday arraigned before Georgetown Magistrate Judy Latchman on an illegal entry charge for which he was fined $50,000 and ordered deported.In admitting his guilt, the 35-year-old said he had come to Guyana in search of a job.The Prosecution’s contention was that on November 2, 2017, at Eteringbang, Cuyuni River, Betancourt entered Guyana by sea, and disembarked without the consent of an immigration officer.Police prosecutor Sean Gonsalves related to the court that Police were conducting a road block exercise when they stopped a car in which the Venezuelan was travelling. He was asked by an officer to produce his passport, but informed officers that he “didn’t have one”. Accordingly, he was taken to the CID Headquarters, where an investigation was carried out.Magistrate Latchman’s imposed fine carries the stipulation that Betancourt’s failure to pay same would result in the Venezuelan having to serve one month’s imprisonment.last_img read more

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“Reckless drivers get off too easily” – mother of young accident victim

first_img…as driver only gets 6 months in jailBy Devina SamarooFollowing an accident that has changed her daughter’s life forever, a mother is calling on the authorities to send a stronger message to reckless drivers.Adalia GeorgeWhile her little girl was fortunate enough to survive the crash, this parent believes the penalty against the guilty driver was too lenient.Adalia George, 11, was struck down on November 19, 2019, as she was making her way across a busy road using the pedestrian crossing at Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD).After spending several days in a hospital bed, Adalia has been discharged, but her life has changed forever.Allison ArthurShe is still experiencing excruciating pain, is unable to use her hands, and cannot walk properly.The young girl suffered a fractured neck, broken shoulder, and bruises about her body.Her mother, Allison Arthurs, is still uncertain about the future that now awaits her ambitious child.Adalia is a pupil of the Soesdyke Primary School, where her mother has been teaching for over 10 years.At the time of the accident, the young girl and her siblings had just disembarked a minibus and were waiting to cross the road by the pedestrian crossing.According to Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) footage seen by Guyana Times, a vehicle finally stopped for them to cross. The vehicle appeared to have had on its hazard lights. However, as the group of people were halfway across the pedestrian crossing, a speeding motor car struck them down.The little girl’s body was thrown some distance ahead. She was taken to the Diamond hospital and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital.The driver, according to the mother, has made no contribution to the child’s medical bills.The matter was heard at the Providence Magistrate’s Court; the driver pleaded guilty and, as a consequence, was given six months in jail while the maximum penalty for the crime was 12 months.Allison believes the penalty is too weak and it does not send a strong enough message to reckless road users.“I am feeling the consequences of the accident right now and I am very, very annoyed about the fact that maximum penalty is 12 months. That needs to be reviewed because a lot of people are taking this thing as a joke,” the mother expressed during an interview with this publication.“The Magistrate did the best he could; I admired how he tried and he did what he had to do… but for them (drivers), they don’t see the seriousness. They would cry and shed a lot of tears in court and what else can the Magistrate do?”There has been a sudden increase in road fatalities. In fact, within a period of seven days, 12 persons lost their lives in road accidents.Allison believes this is so because drivers are, for some reason, extremely reckless, and there is not a strong enough deterrent for them to operate otherwise.“Somebody has to be used as an example to the others,” the mother contended.“I am admonishing that road users, especially our drivers, to look out for the children, look out for the elderly persons, look out for everyone, and slow down, because one day, it may be your relative and your child. And what I’m going through, you may go through worse than that,” she said.last_img read more

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Miner stabbed to death at Mahdia

first_imgLess than a week after a miner was beaten to death in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni district over the disappearance of raw gold, another miner was stabbed to death during an altercation at Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) in the wee hours of Wednesday.Dead is Reginald Charles, 30. He was reportedly walking in the vicinity of a night club at 111 Miles, Mahdia when he became engaged in a heated argument. This quickly turned into a scuffle during which one of his assailants reportedly broke a bottle and stabbed the man to his neck and chest.After the stabbing incident, the injured man managed to run to the Mahdia Hospital where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.The matter was reported to the Police and as a result of Police’s swift response, the two main suspects were arrested. This newspaper was told that the two suspects subsequently confessed to the heinous crime.The duo is expected to be charged shortly. The man’s body is at the Mahdia Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.On Sunday last, Phillip Cort, 56, of Queen Street, Courtland, Corentyne, Berbice, was found dead in a mining camp at Armu Falls Top, Cuyuni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), with multiple marks of violence about his body.Based on reports, the now dead man had an argument with another man over some missing gold. The argument quickly turned into an altercation during which Cort was severely beaten and left to die. The main suspect, a 35-year-old man from the bauxite mining town of Linden, was subsequently arrested. He is assisting with investigations.last_img read more

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Pat Pimm picked as Liberal Candidate

first_imgLiberal members in Peace River North have picked Pat Pimm to run in the May 12th election.Voting happened Friday night at the Pomeroy Hotel and the Woodlands Inn.  It took 3 ballots with 726 votes cast out of 1,200 members.We will have more on this story shortly.- Advertisement –last_img

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Fort St. John firefighters respond to incident on 86th Street

first_imgWe’re waiting for confirmation from the department as to the cause of the fire and any reported injuries.RCMP have blocked off parts the road on 86th Street while the firefighters contain the scene.If you’re in the area and have any photos or information, send an e mail to news@moosefm.ca.- Advertisement -We’ll update this story with more information once it becomes available.last_img

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Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea: Costa and Cahill strike to down Reds

first_imgDiego Costa’s tenth Premier League goal of the season handed Chelsea all three points at Anfield as they came from behind to beat Liverpool 1-0.The Blues conceded after just nine minutes on Merseyside as Emre Can, who earned a starting spot thanks to his display against Real Madrid, opened the scoring.But Jose Mourinho’s juggernaut resembles an unstoppable force currently and Gary Cahill and Costa netted either side of half time to give them victory, while Brendan Rodgers’ substitutions drew ire from the home supporters as they failed to breach the Blues’ defence for a second time.An early sighter from Emre Can was deflected over the bar by John Terry’s leg as the Reds looked to get on the front foot, while Philippe Coutinho’s attempted volley looped lazily into Thibaut Courtois’ arms.Mario Balotelli, one of those stars dropped for the Merseysiders’ Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, busied himself along the frontline as he looked to win over the home support.And their positive start garnered a goal after nine minutes as Can’s 25-yard effort clipped the puffed out chest of Gary Cahill and, with Courtois body twisted and stranded, hit the back of the net.Liverpool fans sensed redemption on home soil but within 16 minutes the visitors were level, but not without some controversy.John Terry’s header was well saved by Simon Mignolet but rebounded to Cahill who blasted the ball over the line, despite the Belgian goalkeeper’s desperate attempts to keep it out, but there were claims Nemanja Matic had handled it as it made its way to the England defender.Balotelli thought he’d given Liverpool the lead again moments later but his strike, from a Coutinho pass, was ruled out correctly for offside.Brazil star Coutinho flourished in front of the Chelsea defence, who allowed him far too much time on the ball, and his daisy cutter, perhaps surprisingly, forced Courtois into a parry before Branislav Ivanovic cleared the danger.Diego Costa seemed to target Martin Skrtel as the Reds’ defensive weak link and twice fired in shots from the left side of the box as the pair enjoyed a physical tussle.As the game lurched towards the break, mistakes crept into Liverpool’s play but Eden Hazard and Costa failed to capitalise when well placed in Liverpool’s penalty area. Ivanovic, meanwhile, bulldozed his way through a number of red shirts before being denied by Mignolet.Five minutes after the break an acrobatic Costa strike looped harmlessly over the Liverpool goal and with Mourinho ruthlessly hunting all three points he turned to Brazilian winger Willian, who replaced Ramires in midfield.Balotelli, who drifted in and out of the game, earned himself a yellow card while trying to do his defensive duties, and thankfully for the Italian Chelsea couldn’t benefit from the ensuing free-kick, but the Blues were ahead for the first time in the match moments later.Cesar Azpilicueta made a fool of Coutinho, in the right-back position, and his cross was parried straight to Costa who drilled a fierce strike through several bodies and into the goal.Matic was the Blues’ saviour in midweek as his goal saved them from an embarrassing defeat to Maribor in the Champions League and he was in the right place at the right time again, but at the opposite end, as he took a ferocious volley from Jordan Henderson to the head when it appeared goalbound.Rodgers hauled off Coutinho, Can and Balotelli, throwing Fabio Borini, Joe Allen and Rickie Lambert into the fray, but despite considerable more time on the ball as Chelsea’s players dropped back to defend their lead, they failed to get a clear cut opportunity on goal.The men in red were furious with just four minutes remaining as they claimed Cahill had handled deliberately in the box when Steven Gerrard had let fly, but their appeals were waved away by referee Anthony Taylor.Into added time Borini saw his header zip up and over the crossbar but it was all in vain as the final whistle eventually thwarted their quest for an equaliser. 1 Diego Costa and his Chelsea team-mates celebrate last_img read more

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