NLEX-SCTEX goes winless in Merlion Cup

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netNLEX-SCTEX will come home empty handed as it lost all of its three games in the 2017 Merlion Cup at OCBC Arena in Singapore.The Road Warriors fell to Indonesian crew Satria Muda Pertamina, 104-90, on Friday to end their campaign in the seven-team invitational tournament with another defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img MOST READ EAC coach blasts refs after Arellano loss, upset over late tech on Onwubere DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jason Perkins carried the fight for NLEX-SCTEX with 32 points and 15 rebounds, while Byron Villarias shot 6-of-11 from threes to pour 26 markers in the campaign-ending defeat.NLEX-SCTEX, which is made up of the core of the Cignal HD Hawkeyes which won the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup, went 0-3 in the group stages.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt first got routed by Korean club team Jeonji KCC Egis, 79-99, on Wednesday, before succumbing to defending champion Shanghai Sharks, 65-79, on Thursday.Despite NLEX-SCTEX’s winless outing, the 6-foot-3 Perkins impressed in the tournament, averaging 24.67 points and 13.67 rebounds to gain steam entering the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. 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 How to help the Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

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NBA to close its PH stores this August

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio 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 Taal MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Mexican player Japhet Amador suspended in Japan for doping Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms The NBA Store is closing up its shops here in the Philippines this August.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’The SM Megamall and Ayala Cebu branches will close on August 12 and August 15, respectively, while the TriNoma branch will shut down on August 30, according to a post on NBA Philippines’ Facebook.Even the NBA’s official online store in the Philippines, which was just launched last year, will also cease its operations by the end of the month. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ NBA Store in SM Megamall. PHOTO BY NIKKA LAVINIA G. VALENZUELA/Inquirer SuperThe NBA said the closure is “due to the conclusion of our agreement with our retail operator.”The NBA Store in the Philippines, which first opened in Glorietta in 2014, was the first in Southeast Asia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Is State of Emergency Being Lifted?

first_imgOn Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the President and Commander In Chief (CIC) of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to withdraw to the barracks all Army deployments from around the country. The deployment of the AFL is constitutionally essential to the State of Emergency, which was declared by the President on August 6 and was approved by the National Legislature when it became clear that the Government was losing the battle to contain the Ebola epidemic that is killing hundreds of citizens and other residents of the country. It has an intended life span of 90 days.According to Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai when he appeared before the plenary of the Senate immediately following the deployment of armed troops at various checkpoints in the country, he said the action was authorized by President Sirleaf as Commander-In-Chief of the AFL.Minister Samukai further informed the Senate that the army’s mandate was to ensure compliance from the citizens in the fight against the spread of Ebola virus, and to also help health workers with the necessary protections they need especially in areas quarantined as a means of fighting the disease.But during one of her recent nationwide addresses,  President Sirleaf announced that effective September 30, 2014, the armed forces will be withdrawn from the various checkpoints and returned to their barracks where she said they will continue to render services as deemed necessary in the fight against the spread of the Ebola virus.Since that statement, which came weeks after the shooting incident in the township of West Point that left a 16-year-old killed by bullets believed to have come from an AFL gun, many political commentators are wondering whether the withdrawal of the army is an indication of an imminent lifting of the State of Emergency.In the event that the army is withdrawn, and the State of Emergency stays in force, two members of the Senate Committee on Defense, Intelligence, Security & Veteran Affairs in a chat with the Daily Observer’s Senate Correspondent noted that the deployment of troops and policing of territorial boundaries of the country during the period of a State of Emergency is solely the business of the Executive.The two lawmakers who preferred anonymity said the withdrawal of the army, initially deployed in preparedness to man the territorial boundaries of the country, could mean that the CIC was satisfied that the army’s mission was accomplished, or that the President might have been advised to only use the army for protection of the country from external forces.“Constitutionally, the President will not be in violation if she lifts the State of Emergency short of the 90 days requested for, although she will need to return to the Legislature if she needs an extension. Maybe the international friends, who might have advised her against the deployment of the army, will again do the same for the lifting of the State of Emergency.”But another Senator, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Internal Affairs and Governance, expressed fear that the State of Emergency may be extended if the trend of the spread of the Ebola virus continues; saying the virus is spreading unabatedly.The two lawmakers, however, remained non-committal when asked whether it was prudent to deploy foreign troops in the country during State of Emergency, especially when the country’s army is retired to the barracks.Meanwhile, in the wake of announcement of the army’s return to the barracks, reports from neighboring Sierra Leone Wednesday, September 24, said the Government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has ordered the closure of its borders with Liberia and Guinea, and troops deployed to ensure compliance.Sierra Leone, the second hardest hit among the three Mano River Union countries, Sunday, September 21, ended a three-day Ebola sensitization lockdown, which the authorities there described as “successful.”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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Several in custody for murder of Rural Constable

first_imgSeveral suspects are currently in Police custody and are being questioned in connection to the murder of 28-year-old Seon Anthony Burry, also called “Cenestro”, whose body was discovered with multiple stab wounds to the neck and throat on Tuesday morning at D’Urban Park.Seon Anthony BurryCommander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A (Georgetown), Assistant Police Commissioner Edgar Thomas, when contacted on Thursday, stated that in light of the nature of investigations, he is unable to provide many details.However, he confirmed that investigators have already narrowed down suspects and zeroed in on a few of them. These suspects are presently in Police custody pending investigations.The Rural Constable was stabbed to death at D’Urban Park, Georgetown, and was found at about 05:45h laying there less than two hours after he had left his Lot 194 Section A, Field 7, South Sophia, Greater Georgetown home to train athletes.He was a Rural Constable (RC) attached to the Police Force Sports Club.Burry, who was enlisted as an RC in the Force on July 17, 2015, leaves to mourn his mother, a child, and siblings.last_img read more

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Local kids get free tickets to 2010 Allan Cup

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff 300 local kids will get to watch one game of the 2010 Allan Cup competition for free.- Advertisement -Kids 12 and under will get a free ticket from Fort St. John’s Meyers Norris Penny. The tickets are for the game on April 21st at 8:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult in order to get in for free.The Clarenville Caribous will take on the reining Allan Cup Champions, the Bentley Generals, in the final round robin game of the Allan Cup.Plus, during the first intermission, one child will get a chance to score on Frozen John, the City of Fort St. John’s mascot. The prize is donated by Ernie’s Sports Experts.Meanwhile, Allan Cup volunteers will be out in full force in booth 30 at the 2010 Fort St. John Trade Show. There will be tickets on sale including the 11 game reserved seating and 11 game general admission packages.Advertisement There will also be tickets available for the Western Financial Group $100,000 Shootout.The Allan Cup competition will be held at the North Peace Arena from April 19th-24th.For more information on the competition, click here.last_img read more

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Cities plan Easter egg hunts

first_img For those who want to wait, the city of La Mirada will be offering their Easter Egg Hunt Event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at La Mirada Regional Park for Kids from the third grade or younger. Arts and crafts will also be available, along with face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny. In Santa Fe Springs, the hunt begins at 10 a.m. April 7, at Los Nietos Park, 11143 Charlesworth Road. Children can enjoy crafts, games, rides and magic. New this year is an Easter Bonnet Parade. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 3 p.m. at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd. There will be arts and crafts vendors showcasing their products as well as other entertainment including several drill teams and ballet folkloricos. And of course the egg hunt could not be missing. It’s a busy weekend for the Easter Bunny, who will also make an appearance La Habra’s sixth annual Spring Family Eggstravaganza. The Eggstravaganza will start off with breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Families can enjoy game booths, arts and crafts, and a mini health fair while they wait for the egg hunt to start. The hunts will begin at 10 a.m. starting with the youngest kids and will continue in 15-minute intervals until 11:30 a.m. with the last group being teens. But all the fun does not happen this weekend. As Easter nears, egg hunts are popping up in almost every local town. Whittier residents can enjoy the second annual Eggstravaganza and Family fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road. Kids can participate in the egg hunt, which will be organized based on age groups. They can also buy a wrist band, which will give them access to mechanical rides and other activities at the fair. In Pico Rivera, the Easter Bunny will join the Bunny Hop Celebration from 11 a.m. to last_img read more

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Festival garners special award for city

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – The city’s annual celebration of Latino art, food and music has garnered Santa Fe Springs top honors from a state association of parks and recreation administrators. The California Park and Recreation Society presented two awards of excellence and an award of achievement to the city’s Community Services Department for organizing and putting on the city’s annual Fiestas Patrias celebration in September. The city’s Fiestas Patrias event is a two-day celebration of Mexican Independence Day. It features traditional Mexican food, artist galleries, dancing, and arts and crafts workshops for the community. “`It was a great honor and everyone was extremely excited. It’s rare to receive multiple awards from the same event,” Ana Alvarez, community services director, said Thursday. The California Park and Recreation Society represents 525 municipal parks and recreation agencies around the state. Its awards to local city programs were announced in Sacramento last month. Alvarez said the awards were the highest recognitions her department can receive and give the city “mostly bragging rights across the state.” Jane Adams, executive director for the Society said programs like Fiestas Patrias are vital to residents in communities like Santa Fe Springs. “Community services agencies throughout the state provide families, individuals and groups spaces to learn and play, create and imagine, and be safe and secure,” Adams stated. Staff reports contributed to this story. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Four-star Everton thrash United at Goodison

first_img0Shares0000Shemus Coleman joins Theo Walcott in celebrating his goal against Manchester United during their English Premier League tie at Goodison Park on April 21, 2019LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Apr 21 – Manchester United’s hopes of Champions League football next season suffered another huge blow as Everton romped to a 4-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday.A sixth defeat in eight games in all competitions for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men means they remain two points adrift of the top four in sixth. Solskjaer’s problems since taking over as permanent Manchester United manager intensified with the humiliating loss.Defeat at Goodison Park — United’s sixth in eight games — also dealt a huge blow to the Red Devils’ hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.Goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott inflicted the largest defeat on United since they lost by the same scoreline at Chelsea three years ago.But, after starting his reign with eight consecutive victories, the best start ever made by a manager at the club, former United striker Solskjaer is now collecting some other, very unwanted, statistics.This latest loss means United have now leaked 48 league goals, the most they’ve conceded in a season, since letting in 63 back in the 42-game 1978/79 campaign.Sunday’s loss also means United have conceded in 12 consecutive games for the first time since December 1998 while, under Solskjaer, the Reds have lost five consecutive away games for the first time in 38 years.– Second best –United looked second best even before the hosts scored twice inside the opening half-hour, conceding a succession of corners from which Everton threatened.It was another type of set-piece, a long throw-in by Digne, from which Everton took the lead after 12 minutes when the full-back launched the ball deep into the United area.Dominic Calvert-Lewin helped the ball on with the flick of his head and Richarlison sent a spectacular scissor-kick finish flying past David de Gea.After a humbling 3-0 Champions League exit at Barcelona in midweek, it was not the start Solskjaer had been looking for. Everton soon made the situation worse for the visitors.After 27 minutes, Everton cleared a United corner and immediately broke on the counter-attack, with winger Bernard playing a delightful ball inside to Idrissa Gueye.Manchester United were humiliated 4-0 by Everton on SundayHe, in turn, released Sigurdsson who, with Nemanja Matic backing off, unleashed a magnificent 25-yard shot which bounced just in front of the diving de Gea on its way into the bottom corner.Richarlison might have given Everton the lead even earlier. His 10th minute shot drew an amazing reaction save  from de Gea. From the rebound the Brazilian hurried his follow-up effort wide.— Brilliantly timed —With the recalled Romelu Lukaku booed every time he touched the ball by his former fans at Everton, United had little response to an impressive effort from the home side.In between the goals, United star Paul Pogba’s long diagonal pass freed Marcus Rashford who could only poke his effort over from a tight angle.Everton effectively killed the game in the 56th minute. De Gea punched clear a Sigurdsson corner to the unmarked Digne who sent a superb, first-time volley flying back past the United keeper from 20 yards.Three minutes later, and from the same left wing, another Sigurdsson corner almost crept in at de Gea’s near post before the Spaniard stuck out a boot to clear off his line.Even though Richarlison had limped off through injury, the agony was not over for United with the Brazilian’s replacement Walcott continuing the rout in the 64th minute.Sigurdsson again carved out the opening with a brilliantly-timed through ball which allowed the former England international the space to sprint into the area and beat the advancing de Gea.Not until the 86th minute, and a comfortably saved Anthony Martial strike, did United have a shot on target.Meanwhile Everton, who had not beaten a ‘big six’ rival in 25 attempts before last month, have now won consecutive home matches against Chelsea, Arsenal and United while keeping three clean sheets in the process.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MUM AND DAUGHTER ARE A ‘CUT ABOVE’ WITH SUPERB CHARITY GESTURE!

first_imgAoife and Roisin O’Sullivan before their big transformation. Click on the story to see their new look!It’s a big step for a young girl to get her beautiful hair cut.But Aoife O’Sullivan knows that there are millions of young girls aorund the world less fortunate than herself.That’s what let Aoife and mum Roisin, from Gaoth Dobhair, to having their long lochs cut today and donating their hair to the Rapunzel Foundation. The Rapunzel Foundation is an organisation which helps people with hair loss through the collection of pony tails for the manufacture of natural hair wigs.Collecting ponytails from donors helps to address the current wig-hair shortage and also assists in alleviating the cost of wig purchase for those who need it most.Aoife, who is 9, mentioned she wanted to do something special and mentioned the Rapunzel Foundation to her mum.And instead of trying to put Aoife off the idea, proud mum Roisin decided to join her! The girls called in to the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing team in Letetrkenny today who not only gave them VIP treatment but also left them with amazing new looks.Two beautiful transformations for two lovely people and a fantastic cause.Aoife and Roisin with a new look and their donated hair! MUM AND DAUGHTER ARE A ‘CUT ABOVE’ WITH SUPERB CHARITY GESTURE! was last modified: October 11th, 2014 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:Aoife O’SullivandonegalPatrick Gildea HairdressingRoisin O’Sullivanlast_img read more

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Baby found alive at slaying scene

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Because of the girl’s dehydrated state, detectives believe the killings may have occurred Friday evening – the last time the family was heard from. The attacker or attackers kicked or hit the baby girl in the face. “She was left for dead,” Handfield said. “If she would have been here any longer, she could have perished from lack of food and water.” Investigators did not know the motive for the attack, and no arrests had been made. Authorities did not release the type of weapon used in the attack but they ruled out murder-suicide. There were no signs of forced entry. Evidence at the scene suggested the killings were not random and that the family knew whoever did it, Handfield said. The three dead were found upstairs. The boy was killed in his bedroom. Handfield did not know where the baby was found. GARDEN GROVE – A 1-year-old girl, beaten and dehydrated, spent as many as three days alone in a house with the bodies of her slain family, police said Tuesday. The baby girl was found late Monday when police, conducting a welfare check at the family’s home, discovered the grisly scene – the bodies of a man in his 30s, a woman in her late 20s and a 7-year-old boy. “This is a very violent scene,” said Lt. Mike Handfield. “It’s one of the worst cases we’ve seen here in Garden Grove.” Police did not immediately release the identities of the family. Autopsies were pending and detectives were still trying to notify next of kin. “This was more personal than a random act,” he said. Handfield said the evidence also indicated the attacker or attackers “did not run in and run out” and spent some time in the residence before leaving. The family lived on a street lined with two-story, stucco homes in Garden Grove, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles in Orange County. The slain woman worked for a casino in San Bernardino. When she did not show up for work on Saturday, co-workers became concerned. Some friends stopped by the house at one point, but did not see anything amiss and assumed the family was away, Handfield said. The slain man had a history of arrests on nonviolent charges and had once spent time in prison. Handfield declined to elaborate, adding investigators were unsure whether the man’s past had anything to do with the homicides.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

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