June Mar Fajardo leading PBA BPC, MVP races

first_imgFajardo’s San Miguel teammates Arwind Santos, the 2013 MVP, and Alex Cabagnot are also in the top five of the MVP race.Santos is at fourth with 23.4 average SPs and Cabagnot is at fifth with 22.0 average SPs.And the MVP plum isn’t the only trophy Fajardo is on pace to win, the Best Player of the Conference award for the Commissioner’s Cup is also within reach.Fajardo overtook Alaska’s Vic Manuel, who was at the top spot of the race the last time the PBA released the information early this month, in terms of average SPs.San Miguel’s center has 38.77 average SPs through the end of the Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinals while Manuel has 37.58 average SPs.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs June Mar Fajardo is not done rewriting history.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Resilient Jeron Teng grateful to be playing basketball again After shattering Danny Ildefonso’s nearly 16-year-old record for most number of Best Player of the Conference awards, the jovial giant is on pace to become the only player in PBA history to have five MVP plums.As of the end of the quarterfinals, Fajardo holds a big lead in terms of average statistical over the nearest contender in Stanley Pringle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Fajardo has 29.6 average SPs across the Philippine Cup and before the start of the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals.Globalport’s Pringle has 25.3 average SPs while Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar is at third with 23.6 average SPs. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Despite decorated career, June Mar Fajardo is not yet done: ‘I don’t want to be stagnant’00:50Trending 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If Fajardo, who’s on his sixth year in the league, wins Best Player of the Conference, it would be his seventh award giving him two more trophies than Ildefonso did in his entire 17-year career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more

Starting the year right

first_imgMOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gonzalez is another big fish with a record of 47-2 with 39 stoppages. The Nicaraguan, known for his ferocious style, is the first boxer to win world titles in all four of the lowest weight classes—minimumweight, light flyweight, flyweight and super flyweight.Strangely, Nietes didn’t holler the name of compatriot Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-2 with 20 KOs).Both Nietes and Ancajas faced fellow Filipinos in 2018, with the former drawing Aston Palicte last September in California, and the latter decisioning Jonas Sultan last May, also in the United States.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Donnie Nietes of Philippines (C) celebrates his victory over Kazuto Ioka of Japan during their WBO super flyweight championship boxing bout in Macau on December 31, 2018. AFPDonnie Nietes is finally ready for the big stage.Immediately after scoring a split decision victory over Japanese fighter Kazuto Ioka on Monday, New Year’s Eve, for his fourth weight division title, the 36-year-old Filipino called out the top dogs of the junior bantamweight class.ADVERTISEMENT Nietes, humble legend, now a proud star! Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk After lording it over in the minor league, Nietes is hoping to tangle with the likes of Sirisaket Sor Rungvisai, Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman Gonzalez, all A-listers in lower weight divisions and who command big-money fights.But first, the new World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight boss has to consider weapons in his arsenal.At 42-1-5 with 23 knockouts, Nietes is not considered a made-for-TV boxer because of his plain, highly technical style.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 ChrissRungvisai, the Thai two-time WBC super flyweight champ (47-4-1 with 41 KOs), is a highly entertaining fighter and is the lineal champ in the division, having defeated top guy Estrada in February 2018 in California.The Mexican Estrada (38-3 with 26 KOs) is former unified flyweight champion and is also a marquee boxer because of his flashy style. Among his Filipino victims are Brian Viloria and Milan Melindo.last_img read more

Petty thief jailed for B&E

first_imgMilton Smith88A petty thief was unhappy to hear that he will be spending the next year of his life in prison for stealing a number of items.Milton Smith, 29, of Lot 169 David Street, Kitty appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He pleaded guilty when Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan read the charge to him.It is alleged that between September 22 and 23, 2016, at Young Street, Kingston, he broke and entered El Dorado Trading and stole two trolleys, two travelling bags and one helmet; a total value of $95,000.The prosecution told the court that on the day in question; the Virtual Complainant (VC) secured the articles in the premises and went out.However, upon his return the following day, the articles were missing. CCTV footage showed the defendant removing the articles. The matter was reported to the Criminal Investigations Department Headquarters, in Eve Leary, and the defendant was arrested. He was told of the offence and admitted to carrying out the act.When asked by the Magistrate if he had anything to say, he vibrantly said, “I already pleaded guilty.” As such, he was sentenced to prison.last_img read more

Aviation inspectors to probe American Airlines U-turn to CJIA

first_img…to also review standard procedure of ensuring airworthiness of aircraft – GCCAIn the wake of Saturday’s incident involving American Airlines plane having to abort its flight, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will be examining this matter as a matter of procedure.This is according to GCAA Director, Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Fields, who explained during an interview with this publication on Sunday the process his agency follows in such cases where a commercial aeroplane has developed technical problems mid-flight.“In such cases, the report has to be submitted to the civil aviation authority, seeing as it was a loss of pressurisation, and then we will take it from there. Aviation inspectors will begin conducting their investigations,” he explained.“They would have to report to the authority that the aircraft is airworthy before they depart… the inspectors of the civil aviation authority are very competent and efficient,” he said, adding that it is likely that such an investigation would be completed within a week or two.This publication had reported on Sunday that an American Airline flight on its way to Miami had to abort its flight and return to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in the wee hours of Saturday morning, after losing cabin pressure mid-air. Passengers spoke of feeling horror and the uncomfortable buildup of heat, preceding their mid-air U-turn.GCAA Director, Col (ret’d) Egbert Fields“When the cabin pressure issue developed, the pilot advised us that we’re going to travel to Trinidad and that [Piarco] is large enough to accommodate an easy landing with the amount of fuel we had,” one passenger explained to this publication.Meanwhile, another passenger interviewed by this newscast related that the aeroplane cabin started to really heat up at approximately 10,000 feet in the air. She noted that the original plan was to divert from their direct pathway to Miami, to Trinidad.“From the time it took off, I knew something was wrong. As we started ascending and we reached 10,000 feet, it started getting hot. The pilot said we’re going to go to Trinidad and get it fixed. I looked at my map and realised that we were turning back and coming back to Guyana.”“But we didn’t just come back to Guyana. We had to burn the fuel. To land with all that weight and bags, we had to burn the fuel. So we were circling and circling for two hours. For me, I’m happy we got safely on the ground.”It was only on Thursday that another American Airlines flight was forced to divert from originally landing at CJIA, going all the way to Trinidad to land. This time, reports indicate that CJIA’s lighting system for its runway experienced a failure, forcing the airport to deploy temporary lights.A senior airport official had explained to Guyana Times that the runway light cables are usually ran underground but because of the ongoing extension works, temporary cables are being used. These, it was noted, were run to the extreme ends of the runway.“That is just a temporary arrangement but when the runway is extended fully, [the cables] will go back down underground as it would normally be. The temporary cable got loose, it got slack and that caused the lights to go off physically and we had to use the portable lights,” the official said.Nevertheless, the Airport Management assured in the missive on Friday that the portable runway lights that were used comply with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards.This allowed for the departure of the Suriname Airways flight shortly after midnight and the arrival of Caribbean Airlines flight BW 605 from Port of Spain around 02:12h on Friday.However, Thursday night’s incoming American Airlines flight was diverted to Trinidad, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded in Piarco International Airport in Port-of-Spain and at the Timehri Airport in Guyana.Passengers who were on the diverted flight complained of being left at the Trinidad airport for hours with little to no word from the flight crew or airline representatives. The same plights were experienced by passengers scheduled to depart Guyana with that same flight.“I can’t comment on the decision taken by American Airlines [to divert] but our runway was operational,” the official contended.CJIA has since assured that the main runway lighting system has since been repaired for operations. According to the official, measures were also put in place to prevent a reoccurrence of Thursday’s incident.Meanwhile, efforts by this newspaper to obtain a comment from American Airlines on the issues with their aircraft were futile. It was only last year that American Airlines launched its flight services in Guyana.last_img read more

Macron cheers from the stands — then ‘dabs’ in the changing room

first_imgAfter the final whistle, Macron found himself on the pitch at the Luzhniki Stadium without an umbrella during a fierce downpour that started during the trophy presentation — unlike Putin who was sheltered by an aide.“MERCI” he wrote in a one-word tweet after the match, which gave France its second World Cup victory and sparked euphoric street parties across the country.Widely shared footage posted on Twitter later showed him with French defender Benjamin Mendy and star midfielder Paul Pogba in the changing room attempting to “dab” — a craze thought to have been started by Atlanta rappers.“Mr President, what’s the new move nowadays?” Mendy says to Macron, “The dab!” he adds, as Macron obliges with two attempts at the movement popularised by American football player Cam Newton.Macron, who used to play left-back in university football teams, had met the squad before they left for the competition, urging them to return home with the famous golden World Cup trophy.He will welcome them at the presidential palace in Paris on Monday when the victorious players return home and the former investment banker will be hoping some of the feelgood factor rubs off on him.Former President Jacques Chirac benefitted from a leap in his ratings in 1998 when France won its first World Cup despite not knowing many of the player’s names.Macron, who has pushed through a series of pro-business reforms since his election in May last year, has seen his ratings slide again recently following criticism that he is out-of-touch and elitist.A recent poll by the Odoxa group found that 75 percent of respondents judged him “not close to the people.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000President Emmanuel Macron celebrates despite pouring rain as the France team are presented with the World Cup © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to “dab” with the players in the changing room Sunday after France’s victory in the World Cup.The football-loving 40-year-old leapt to his feet to celebrate France’s goals as he attended the game in Moscow alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.last_img read more

Predicted: Sarri’s signings, tactics and results in debut Chelsea season

first_img 7 7 Chelsea’s incoming and outgoing transfers BIG PRESENTS UP TOP NEW ERA Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 7 latest predicted ALTERED silverware gameday cracker revealed 7 Liverpool finally won a Premier League title Arsenal had the beating of Sarri’s Chelsea when they met in cup competitions The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 VERDICTFinishing third would be considered a success for Chelsea in reality, especially as they were in the title race for much of the season. Failing to win any silverware would really sting though, especially as they made real progress in both the EFL Cup and the Europa League, and progress in both was halted by fierce rivals Arsenal.There is a sense more could have been achieved if Sarri had made better use of the transfer market, but it was only fine margins that prevented Chelsea from ending the campaign with a trophy to their name.Failing to win to a single piece of silverware would make Sarri’s debut season worse than both of Conte’s campaigns as Chelsea manager, but he would have guided the Blues back into the Champions League with a third-place finish in the Premier League, and things appear to be on the up in west London. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Sarri has already brought one player to Stamford Bridge, with Jorginho, the midfielder, following him from Napoli, but he has just a few weeks to complete the rest of his transfer business and get Chelsea in ship shape before the 2018/19 season opener.But what does the future hold for Sarri and Chelsea? talkSPORT.com used the in-depth database and scientific approach of Football Manager to see how the Italian will fare in his debut season as manager of the Blues. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The World Cup is finally over meaning all eyes have turned to focus on the return of Premier League football.The 2018/19 English top flight season gets under way on Friday, August 10 when Manchester United host Leicester, while on Saturday Chelsea begin their campaign with a trip to Huddersfield.It will be Maurizio Sarri’s first Premier League match as a manger, following his appointment at Stamford Bridge, although the Italian’s first official match in charge of the Blues will come the previous week, when Wembley plays host to the Community Shield between the west Londoners and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.center_img 7 7 David Luiz and Danny Drinkwater – who have both been tipped to leave Chelsea this summer – were two of Sarri’s most reliable rotation options, making 43 and 28 appearances in all competitions respectively. Luiz especially came in to perform well in a number of big games, though Drinkwater always found himself behind the first-choice midfield trio.Marco van Ginkel also fought hard to establish himself as part of Sarri’s squad after a serious injury, proving that loan players can make a future at Stamford Bridge for themselves.SEASON REVIEWIt turned out to be a season of ‘oh so nears’ for Sarri at Chelsea. The Premier League trophy went to Liverpool – who ended their league drought to finally get their hands on the championship again – while the Blues’ campaign to make it successive FA Cup successes ended in round six when Burnley rocked up at Stamford Bridge and secured a 1-0 win in typical Sean Dyche style. When January rolled around, and with Chelsea still in the hunt for Premier League success, Sarri decided to utilise the transfer market. Unfortunately, the two main deals he made were for players hardly likely to improve the Blues’ first-team squad. Enner Valencia, the former West Ham forward, and Fagner, the defender who was part of Brazil’s squad at the recent World Cup. It is hard to believe Matheus was brought in to provide cover for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois as Willy Caballero left for Cruzeiro of Brazil in January. Further outgoing transfers, including deals completed in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most read in Premier League What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Liverpool did the double over Chelsea and were crowned Premier League champions SORRY Arsenal proved to be Chelsea’s bogey team in their remaining two competitions, with Unai Emery getting the best of Sarri in both the EFL Cup quarter-finals and the Europa League semi-finals. The Gunners won the former on penalties after a 1-1 draw, before securing a narrow victory on away goals in the latter. At the end of the season Emery was awarded by replacing Luis Enrique as the manager of Spain. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Further outgoings were completed in January, with the aforementioned Caballero leaving Stamford Bridge, as well as perennial loanee Lucas Piazon – who finally secured a permanent transfer away from Chelsea. The most notable departure was that of left-back Emerson, who left for London rivals Arsenal just one year after arriving from Roma.TACTICSAs is expected in real life, Sarri implemented his 4-3-3 system from Napoli at Chelsea. Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud spent much the season rotating at centre-forward, with Eden Hazard and Willian the first choice wingers. Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante were selected just ahead of summer signing Jorginho – who played the same role he did under Sarri at the San Paolo – with the expected defence of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Marcos Alonso playing in front of Thibaut Courtois in goal. tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings With a database updated to Sunday, July 15, we simmed through the 2018/19 season, and had a gander at how Sarri’s campaign went.You can see the results below…TRANSFERSWith Jorginho already brought in, Sarri avoided making any further signings in the summer window, while the only player sold was young Chile left-back Cristian Cuevas. As expected, the Blues loaned out a number of their youngsters, including striker Tammy Abraham and midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek – two players many feel will be given a chance under Sarri this season. 7 Sarri has finally been confirmed as the new Chelsea manager Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes last_img read more

Two arrests made in attack at school

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Canyon Principal Bob Messina said he was attending a school district meeting and received a phone call informing him of the incident. “I understand it wasn’t any of our kids who came on campus to meet and greet our student,” Messina said. “The meet-and-greet didn’t go so well.” Messina said the student who was approached had not been attending Canyon for long and will not be returning to campus because of probation issues. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com CANYON COUNTRY – Two people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in an after-school attack Tuesday at Canyon High School that authorities believe was gang-related. Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Rios said a 19-year-old man was arrested on the Canyon Country campus Tuesday and a second person was arrested Wednesday. “The victim broke his ankle and a knife was used during the assault,” Rios said. He could not provide any further details. Deputies from the station’s COBRA unit, which investigates gang crime in the Santa Clarita Valley, were assigned the case. last_img read more

Drake Men’s Basketball Looks For Fifth-Straight Home Win Wednesday

first_imgIn addition to Timmer’s 17 points in the first meeting, Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) added 13 points off the bench as part of his recent offensive production.  In the last seven games, he is averaging 13.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent from the field and 50.0 percent (14-of-28) from the three-point arc. He has scored in double-figures in six of those games including a career-high 17 points against Evansville. The Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center where it has won four-straight games to host SIU Wednesday evening in the second meeting between the two teams this season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. with the contest being broadcast by Mediacom MC22, The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Live Video Buy Tickets Live Stats Earlier this season, Drake fell at SIU, 83-69, on New Year’s Day despite 17 points from junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.). In his five games against the Salukis, the guard has averaged 19.4 points per game. Since they last met, SIU has gone 3-1 to stand in third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings at 4-2. Drake is 3-3 in conference games to sit in a four-team tie for fourth place. Drake Game Notes Story Links Live Audio As a team, the current four-game home win streak is the longest since the 2014-15 season and the Bulldogs last won five-straight home games during the non-conference portion of the 2011-12 season. In those four wins, the Bulldogs have averaged 94.5 points per game while shooting 50.2 percent from the floor. Following Wednesday’s game, the team returns to the road to take on MVC leader Illinois State Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Redbirds begin the week at a perfect 6-0 in the MVC. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Muscles Past SEMO Late, 78-73

first_img at Dayton 12/14/2019 – 6 p.m. Drake will break from competition this week for final exams before traveling to Dayton Saturday to take on the No. 18/17 Flyers. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team closed with six-unanswered points to pull off a come-from-behind, 78-73, win over Southeast Missouri Saturday night at the Knapp Center. Two minutes later, SEMO (3-6) tied the game on a Skyler Hogan three-pointer before Penn, Liam Robbins and Noah Thomas closed out the game at the free-throw line. Next Game: Story Links “I think he’s [Thomas] really given us a spark in several games where we needed a little bit of energy,” DeVries said of Thomas. “You know his motor when he comes off the bench is evident and the impact he has on both ends of the floor.” Thomas finished with four steals on a night where the Bulldogs had nine steals and forced 18 turnovers.  Box Score (PDF) Full Schedule Roster Thomas finished with 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting as the junior came up big again for the Bulldogs. Midway through the first half, he had two steals, two layups and a three-pointer in a 50-second span to help the Bulldogs stay afloat and nearly erase an 11-point deficit. center_img Roman Penn led the Bulldogs with 16 points and eight rebounds while D.J. Wilkins added 15 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 at the free-throw line. Thirteen of Wilkins’ points came in the second half, including a three-point swing in which he backed in for a jumper and drew a flopping call on the defender. Wilkins made the ensuing free-throw to give Drake a three-point lead, its biggest of the game to that point, with 4:18 left.  Watch Live Photos “I’m really excited to come away with a win tonight,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “It was another game that came down to the wire and the guys did a great job with some big plays down the stretch. I’m super proud that they were able to scratch that one out and get the ‘W.'” Preview Drake (8-2) made 6-of-8 free throws in the final two minutes and got three defensive stops to win its 10th-straight home game. Live Stats ESPN 1350 ESPN+ Alex Caldwell’s 18 points on 6-of-9 three-point shooting paced SEMO and Sage Tolbert added 17 points. Hogan also added 12 rebounds for SEMO to help the Redhawks outrebound the Bulldogs, 36-29. Postgame Notes last_img read more

ANGLERS MAKE IT SAFELY TO SHORE AFTER ALERT

first_imgKillybegs Coast Guard were tasked this afternoon by Malin Head CG to a small angling boat which had left Killybegs harbour and made its way to Portnacross.While on its way back to Killybegs Harbour a member of the public reported seeing the boat in difficulty at Drumanoo Head.Killybegs CG were stood down by Malin Head CG when the boat safely made its way back to Portnacross Pier. If you spot someone in trouble at sea, on the cliffs or coast, even if you ‘think’ that someone may be in trouble , dial 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard. If you are in trouble at sea, call on VHF Channel 16, MF 2182 KHz or use DSC. ANGLERS MAKE IT SAFELY TO SHORE AFTER ALERT was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by John2Share 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:coast guardKillybegsrescuelast_img read more