Standhardinger, Hong Kong foil Alab Pilipinas comeback

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours CONTRIBUTED PHOTODefending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club proved to be the steadier team in the endgame as they held off Tanduay Alab Pilipinas, 92-89, in the 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Christian Standhardinger showed why he is indeed one of the biggest recruits this year, scoring the final four baskets, the last of which an undergoal stab with 5.3 seconds to spare to hold off the Philippine side in his ABL debut.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hong Kong, though, answered back with a 9-0 run to bring the lead back to eight, 82-74 with 5:45 left, as Standhardinger finished off the game and halt Alab’s late comeback bid.Reggie Okosa carried Alab Pilipinas with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks, while Parks came alive after a listless first half and poured in 16 of his 17 markers in the last two quarters.Ivan Johnson got 17 points, 15 boards, three dimes, and two steals before fouling out with 3:23 remaining in the game.Tanduay Alab Pilipinas returns to action on November 29 against Singapore Slingers at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Josh Urbiztondo had one last shot to force overtime, but he missed a desperation three from halfcourt at the buzzer.The Fil-German forward topped Hong Kong Eastern with 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneReigning ASEAN World MVP Marcus Elliott posted a near triple-double with 25 markers, nine dimes, and eight boards, while ASEAN Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb tallied 23 points on 3-of-6 shooting from threes that went with three assists and two rebounds.It was a gallant stand for the rejigged Alab crew, which fought back from 15 points down, 63-48, in the third quarter and even took a 74-73 lead with 8:07 remaining in the payoff period after Bobby Ray Parks Jr. completed a three-point play. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene HONG KONG EASTERN 92 – Standhardinger 26, Elliott 25, Lamb 23, Moss 10, Xu 4, Lee 2, Tang 2, Wu 0, Lau 0.TANDUAY ALAB PILIPINAS 89 – Okosa 28, Parks 17, Johnson 17, Urbiztondo 14, Sumalinog 9, Domingo 2, Maierhofer 2, Hontiveros 0, Raymundo 0, Celiz 0, Javelona 0.Quarters: 24-18, 54-43, 73-68, 92-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ‘Quick adjustment’ for returning Blatche Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

5 hospitalised after Essequibo Coast collision

first_imgFive persons are currently hospitalised at the Suddie Public Hospital, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam) after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a trench at La Union.The car involved in the accident ended in a trench at La UnionEyewitnesses report that three adults including the driver, and two children sustained injuries.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the car was travelling south when the driver lost control and ended up in the trench. The incident reportedly occurred around 16:00h on Monday.On hearing the loud impact, several persons living in La Union converged on the scene and rescued the persons who were then rushed to the hospital by Police.One resident alleges that the driver was speeding.“All I saw a black vehicle speeding then suddenly ended up in the trench, the children were then pulled out and sent to the hospital”, another eyewitness revealed.Police were informed and immediately responded.Investigations into the accident are ongoing.last_img read more

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with truck

first_imgA motorcyclist took his last breath on Friday evening while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital following an accident at Water and Holmes Street, Georgetown.Dead is 23-year-old Kemo Stewart of Lot 58 Vigilance/Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Based on reports received, at about 06:30h on Friday, a truck driven by Mahendra Mahase was proceeding along Water Street when the motorcyclist reportedly failed to stop, and as such, collided with the left rear wheel of the trailer.Dead: Security officer, Kemo StewartStewart was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted and treated for a fractured leg and lacerations to the body.However, the ECD resident succumbed to his injuries at about 22:45h.The driver of the motor lorry owned by Hack and Sons of Mahaica, ECD was subsequently tested for alcohol but there was no trace of alcohol in his system. Nevertheless, he was arrested and is assisting with the investigations.Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, the dead man’s grandmother, Lynda Griffith, explained that on Friday, her grandson accompanied a friend to the GPHC to seek medical attention but as the friend was being examined by the doctor, he left and was heading to River View, Ruimveldt, Georgetown to hand over some money to the mother of his child.She stated that it was while on his way to her, he met in the accident. She said after relatives received the news, they rushed to the hospital where he was in a semi-conscious state, but he seemed to be coming around despite receiving severe injuries to his body.The weeping grandmother noted that after some time, relatives left the hospital and returned home. At about 23:00h, she noted that the family received news of his passing. The father of one was working with the OPSET International Security Firm up to the time of his demise.While the family is still to get a clear understanding of what led to the young man’s demise, they were initially told that Stewart collided with a truck transporting rice.They are awaiting a Police report, the aggrieved grandmother stated. She described her now dead grandson as a joyous and caring individual. He leaves to mourn his five siblings and other relatives.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on Monday after which the body will be handed over to the family to make preparations for interment. Only on Friday, the Police revealed an 18.1 per cent decrease in both fatal accidents and road deaths, with nine cases this year against 11 in 2017 for both categories.The Police also recorded decreases in minor and damage accidents, with a six per cent and 11.1 per cent respectively. Serious accidents remained the same as the corresponding figure last year with 18 cases.last_img read more

UPDATED: Police search for gunman after shots at War Memorial and Parliament Hill

first_imgThe Hill remains under lockdown amid reports there may be two to three shooters, according to a senior official locked in the Official Opposition Leaders’ office.Police say they are investigating “several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa.”The Langevin Block, home of the Prime Minister’s Office across the street from Parliament Hill, has now been evacuated and citizens are being moved back more than two blocks from the Parliamentary precinct.- Advertisement -Police herded bystanders off the street into a major office building and warned people to stay away from the windows.Conservative MP Bob Zimmer has tweeted that a gunman was shot and killed, but that report was not immediately verified by police.Two sources told The Canadian Press that Kevin Vickers, the sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons, shot an assailant.Advertisement Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from the building to an undisclosed location, officials in his office said.Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. with a report of shots fired.At least one gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown and surrounded by security.Cabinet minister Tony Clement tweeted that at least 30 shots were heard inside the building, where Conservative and Liberal MPs were holding their weekly caucus meetings.Advertisement Most of those MPs remain locked down in their caucus rooms.The NDP caucus was evacuated along with the Liberal Senate caucus.Karl Belanger, a senior aide to NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, says security told them to remain locked in the Opposition leader’s office as there may be two or three gunmen.A witness reported that a man drove up in a black vehicle, got out carrying a rifle and ran into the Centre Block _ the seat of the House of Commons under the Peace Tower.The vehicle, with no rear licence plate, parked directly in front of the Langevin Block.Advertisement “DND member is down,” one officer was overheard saying.Bronley was fairly certain the victim was one of the ceremonial guards at the War Memorial.Two people vigorously pumped the victim’s chest on the stairs of the War Memorial, until the victim was finally placed on a stretcher and ushered into an ambulance shortly after 10 a.m.The incident comes just two days after two Canadian soldiers were run over and one of them killed in Quebec by a man with jihadist sympathiesBelow is more information from the Globe and Mail about the incidents. Witnesses report seeing a man dressed in black with a scarf wrapped around his face, carrying a double-barreled shotgunShots were fired in several different corridors inside the Centre Block, according to witnesses. Some people fled the building by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations.Chuck Bronley of Ottawa said he was near the memorial when he heard four shots and saw a man running away carrying what he said was a rifle.A tourist from the Netherlands was also nearby when he heard four shots, and saw an armed man with long, dark hair fleeing.Police were yelling at bystanders, shouting that there was still a shooter on the loose.Advertisementlast_img read more

Radamel Falcao told he will not return to Manchester United next season

first_img1 Radamel Falcao Radamel Falcao has been told he will not be coming back to Manchester United next season.United won a hotly-contested race to sign the Colombia striker on loan from Monaco last summer, but he has scored just four goals in 29 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side this season.United had the chance to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent basis for £43.2million, but it is understood the club have told Falcao they will not exercise that option.Falcao was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world after successful spells at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, but he has looked anything but a world-class forward since moving to Old Trafford.Speaking after United’s final day stalemate with Hull City, in which the Dutchman was hugely complimentary of the Tigers’ fans, van Gaal remained coy on the future of the Colombian striker.Van Gaal said: “I don’t say if Falcao will go today. Today is about the game and not the decisions we have made. You will hear it at the proper time and when Manchester United want.”last_img read more

Euro royalty revealed! Clubs ranked by most major European finals appeared in

first_img 7 7 10. Atletico Madrid will appear in their eighth European final when they play Real in the Champions League on 28 May – click the arrow to see clubs with more European final appearances to their name – Atletico have been in two previous European Cup/Champions League finals, won the Cup Winners Cup once and finished as runners-up twice, while they won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012. Joint 5. Liverpool and Bayern have 12 European final appearances each – When Liverpool take on Sevilla in the Europa League final, it will be their 12th European final. They have won the European Cup/Champions League five times, lost five finals, won three UEFA Cups and lost the Cup Winners Cup final in 1966. Bayern, meanwhile, have also won the top European prize five times and lost out in just as many, while appearing in one UEFA Cup and one Cup Winners Cup final apiece, winning both. 4. Milan have been in 14 European finals – Milan have been crowned European champions on seven occasions, but have reached the final a total of 11 times. In addition, the club won two of the three Cup Winners Cup finals they reached. 7. Benfica have appeared in 10 European finals, though they have only won TWO! – Yes, Benfica have been pretty unlucky over the years. After winning the European Cup in 1961 and again in 1962, they lost in five subsequent European Cup final appearances and also lost in their three UEFA Cup/Europa League finals. 7 Liverpool and Real Madrid are, respectively, set to play in yet ANOTHER European final.The Reds play Sevilla on 18 May in the Europa League, while Madrid rivals Real and Atletico will duke it out for the Champions League trophy for the second time in three seasons, on 28 May.Here, talkSPORT looks at teams that have graced the most major European finals, including the European Cup/Champions League, UEFA Cup – which has been known as the Europa League since the 2009/10 campaign – and the defunct Cup Winners Cup and Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.The European Cup kicked off in the 1955/56 season, and was reformatted in the early 1990s, becoming known as the Champions League from 1992/93 onwards.Alongside the European Cup in the 1950s, a contintental competition linked to the organisation of trade fairs was also launched, and the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup served as a major European trophy until it was replaced in 1971 by the UEFA Cup.A third major European trophy pitting domestic cup winners against each other was founded in the 1960s, and the Cup Winners Cup was organised by UEFA until 1999.UEFA also endorsed the Super Cup in the 1970s, but as a competition featuring only two clubs – initially the European Cup and Cup Winners Cup holders, and now the Champions League and Europa League winners – we have not included it in this list of major finals.Click the arrow above, right, to see the clubs who just can’t get enough of the biggest European nights. 7 7 7 Joint 8. Inter and Ajax have been in nine European finals each – Inter have reached the European Cup/Champions League final five times, winning three, while Ajax have been in six, winning it four times including three on the bounce between 1971 and 1973. However, Inter have four UEFA Cup final appearances to Ajax’s one, though the Dutch club have better pedigree in the old Cup Winners Cup final, which they won in 1987 but lost in ’88. 3. Juventus have been in 15 European finals – Despite being an incredibly successful side domestically, Juve have only won two of their eight European Cup/Champions League finals. The Italian side have also reached four UEFA Cup finals, one Cup Winners Cup and two Inter-Cities Fairs Cup finals (the latter being the predecessor to the UEFA Cup). 7 Joint 1. Barcelona and Real Madrid have reached 18 European finals – Barca have won five of their eight European Cup finals, won four of six Cup Winners Cup final appearances and three of four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup finals. Liga rivals Real have won 10 of 13 European Cup finals and will contest no.14 on 28 May. They won successive UEFA Cups in 1985 and ’86, but lost their two Cup Winners Cup finals.last_img read more

Spurs dealt transfer blow as Italian wonderkid commits future to Serie A side

first_img Domenico Berardi in action for Sassuolo 1 Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi has told Juventus and Tottenham he will not be moving this summer.The 21-year-old has been tipped as a star of the future and it was thought he may move onto bigger things during the current transfer window.Tottenham are very keen on the striker, while Juventus have a buy-back clause which they can activate this summer.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Berardi has told interested parties he will not be leaving at the moment.The Italian believes he needs another season at Sassuolo, where he is guaranteed first-team football and the chance to develop.Juventus are now trying to restructure a buy-back clause for next summer, while Spurs have also been asked to be kept informed of the player’s movements.last_img read more

Hospital plan criticized

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – A consultant hired jointly by residents of eight Valencia neighborhoods plans to voice the homeowners’ concerns tonight to city planning commissioners, as the commission considers a proposed hospital expansion. The consultant, who normally champions the causes of developers and homeowners associations, was summoned to help equalize what the homeowners feel is a David-and-Goliath matchup, he said. “This is the first time in Santa Clarita that homeowners en masse have contacted us,” said John Lee, vice president of Burbank-based The Afriat Consulting Group, Inc. “They were passionate, emotional and concerned about the effect the (hospital) master plan will have on their homes.” , He said that developers routinely hire the company to build consensus for proposed projects. The homeowners’ concerns hinge on the height of proposed new hospital structures, impaired views and increased density – issues which feed into uneasiness about traffic and noise from helipad operations and from 25-plus years of construction. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Newhall Memorial, which has faced competition in recent years from other medical groups, is seeking the city’s approval for its master plan, which would spell out how the 30-year-old facility could be built out over the next 25 to 30 years. During the week of Jan. 23, Lee met with hospital representatives, its developer, G & L Realty Corp., and its land-use consultant, Jeff Lambert. Lambert, a former Santa Clarita city planning chief, said significant changes have been made to the project. “We responded to the request of the Planning Commission and neighbors on the western edge,” he said. “The office building was a four-story, we’ve taken one story off, and we have taken a level off the five-level parking structure and pulled the buildings further away from the residences.” Many nearby homeowners, who say they understand the hospital’s need to grow – but not to their detriment – favor what they call smart-growth improvements. These include doubling, not tripling the size of the hospital campus and retaining two-story, or 35-foot height limits. A six-story, 100-foot-tall tower, five-story parking structure and four-story medical office building had been proposed. Jim Bevis, a real estate and mortgage broker who owns a home in the Village Homes North tract, said he supports Afriat’s effort to reach a mutually satisfactory solution. “I support the effort to get objective due diligence regarding the proposed (hospital) expansion and the related environmental impact report,” Bevis said. “It is crucial that the hospital, the real estate developer, the Planning Commission, the City Council and the people in the surrounding community work together to achieve a responsible expansion. I am not convinced there is a need to exceed the current zoning or that there is a need to exceed doubling the current facilities with appropriate parking.” Bevis’ property is on Ramillo Way, immediately across from the western boundary where the first phase of development is proposed. Lee will carry the message from homeowners in the Valencia Summit, Village Homes North, Arroyo Park, Stone Creek, Las Ventanas, Meadows East and West, Valencia Glen and Del Valle neighborhoods to the commission and City Council. A mistake in the environmental impact report, which Lambert said does not affect its analysis or conclusions, will trigger the re-circulation of the document and a new 45-day comment period. A correction will be made, noting a net gain in new beds to 225 instead of 55. Other changes include relocating the helipad to a parking structure on McBean Parkway and altering the western edge of the development. The public hearing will continue tonight and is tentatively scheduled to resume March 7, said senior planner Fred Follstad. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 If you go: The Santa Clarita Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight in City Hall council chambers, 23920 Valencia Blvd.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_imgCHARITY: The community of Bonagee are hosting a series of Charity events this weekend to help raise money for Pieta House. Pieta House is an incredible organisation that helps thousands of people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts, or who have self-harmed in Ireland every year. However, the cost of running houses all over Ireland is expensive, and the organisation needs fiancé to help sustain the fantastic work they do.It all kicks-off this Friday at The Dry Arch Inn, with a Night of the Races at 10.30pm.On Saturday, there will be a real Family Fun Day, with a 5 a-side competition taking place – which will also be followed by a married v singles game!To cool down after all that physical activity, there will be plenty of refreshments in The Dry Arch Inn, and there will also be a delicious BBQ. On Sunday, there will be a classic car run, which will pull out of The Dry Arch Inn at 2pm, and the convoy will be heading on a scenic Atlantic Drive!Later that night, there will be LIVE music and another BBQ, it promises to be a fantastic weekend, so make sure and show your support in some capacity this weekend for Pieta House! BONAGEE HOST CHARITY WEEKEND IN AID OF PIETA HOUSE was last modified: June 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BBQBonageecharityEntertainmentLivenewsPIeta Houselast_img read more


first_imgKEVIN Cassidy will not return to the Donegal panel next year, manager Jim McGuinness has said in a radio interview.Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sportsound programme, McGuinness said the matter was “done and dusted”.“That was in 2011 and now we are on the brink of 2013 – it’s about looking forward at this stage and there’s nothing left to be said on the matter. “My beliefs and principles in terms of what went on remain,” said McGuinness.Former All Star Cassidy left the Donegal panel after revelations were made in a book last year.Jim McGuinness invited him to return earlier this year in a private meeting but the Gaoth Dobhair man declined, fearing his presence would lead to a media circus.In response to speculation linking him with potential roles at Liverpoool and Celtic Football Clubs, McGuinness said he had had “no contact with Liverpool”. “Celtic invited me over to a Champions League game and I saw round the training facilities, met the staff and had the chance to look at the sports science side of things which I’m extremely interested in.“There were lots of things to pick up in terms of analysing matches.“If I had the chance to go into professional sport it would be something I’d have to look at but my focus is on Donegal and I’m delighted with where we are at, although I want to move the thing forward.”Ulster GAA officials have yet to decide if Donegal’s Ballybofey ground will be used to host the Ulster champions’ 2013 Ulster SFC first round tie with Tyrone next year, but McGuinness is clear about his wishes.“When you are drawn at home you feel entitled to home advantage and we deserve the right to run onto our own pitch as All-Ireland champions. “We will wait for the decision but I hope it will be the right one for Donegal football and our supporters.”McGUINNESS: CASSIDY AFFAIR IS ‘DONE AND DUSTED’ was last modified: October 29th, 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:McGUINNESS: CASSIDY AFFAIR IS ‘DONE AND DUSTED’last_img read more