San Miguel Beer’s continued rise out of a puzzling slump to start the PBA Commissioner’s Cup and the looming Fiba 3×3 World Cup have cast a spotlight on Christian Standhardinger’s inflamed knee.Beermen coach Leo Austria won’t prioritize the team’s run over his rookie’s health, but the scrappy big man wants to suit up as soon as possible, both for his club team and the national team in the world cup.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t care if we win or lose as long as we don’t compromise Christian’s health,” said Austria, as the Beermen prepare to play the Columbian Dyip at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“He’s a warrior and his doctors advised to rest him when needed. We’ll see if he can play [today],” Austria added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Beermen are on a roll after losing their first three outings. San Miguel Beer clipped Phoenix Fuel before knocking down Barangay Ginebra in overtime.“That Ginebra win was a good morale-booster coming into this game, which I expect to be hard and exciting,” Austria said of the game which saw Standhardinger nailed to the bench throughout the 104-97 triumph on Sunday after 60 cc of fluid was extracted from his swollen right knee. View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding American fires 63 for Southwoods lead Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Meanwhile, coming off a piercing defeat at the hands of Rain or Shine, Magnolia (3-2) aims to get back on its feet against a hard-luck Blackwater (0-7) side in Wednesday’s curtain raiser.“This is a long tournament and we will not force him (Standhardinger) to play if he’s not 100 percent,” Austria said.Only the top eight squads will progress to the quarterfinals after the 11-game elimination round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Standhardinger, however, wants to see action soon, especially since he hates the idea of skipping the 3×3 world cup, where he leads the Philippine team that also includes Troy Rosario and Roger Pogoy of TNT KaTropa and Stanley Pringle of GlobalPort.The Philippines, seeded 19th, was plugged in a tough group that also features No. 6 Brazil, No. 11 Mongolia and powerhouse squads Russia and Canada, whose players have been one of the best professional teams on the Fiba 3×3 World Tour for the last five years.“I’ll do everything in my power to play 3×3,” Standhardinger said on Sunday. “That’s very important for me. I just can’t worry about (my injury). I do what I’m supposed to, get stronger, and be fine.”The Philippines opens against Brazil on Saturday.“We have a lot of games soon, and also we have the 3×3 and that’s obviously very important,” Standhardinger said.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?
Crime spree CoIThe Government is all set to establish yet another Commission of Inquiry (CoI), this time to probe killings during the period 2002 to 2008.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Monday disclosed that the Commissioners were slated to be appointed during this week and work was expected to commence on or before February 1.Harmon, during a brief interview with reporters, noted that there would be a series of CoIs to probe specific killings, especially the Lusignan and Bartica massacres, along with the numerous murders in Buxton.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonHe noted that every year commemoration ceremonies were held to mark the anniversaries of the killings and Government took the decision to get to the bottom of the issue. “So, during the course of this week, we will launch an inquiry into one period of the killings and you can rest assured that by the 1st of February that will commence on this inquiry,” he added.At his post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday, Harmon explained that the Coroner’s Inquest Act requires that an inquest be held into any unnatural death, and that was not done for those persons killed during that “troubled” period.Additionally, President David Granger has long been calling for a CoI into extra-judicial killings in Guyana. As a matter of fact, while in Opposition, the President in 2014 had tabled a motion in the National Assembly for the establishment of a CoI to investigate the incidence of criminal violence in Guyana from 2004 to 2010.During a televised programme in 2016, the Head of State had disclosed that in keeping with the promise he made as Opposition Leader, steps were being taken to compile the information needed for the probe to be held.Meanwhile, even as the coalition is adamant about probing the killings during the 2002 to 2008 era, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Opposition had raised concerns, noting that Government should launch investigations dating back to the 1970s and not only the 2000s.In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had accused the coalition Government of being selective in its calls for investigations and suggested instead that the probe be done into all the murders and all the missing weaponry.Since coming into office in 2017, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration has spent $175 million on 11 CoIs. In the case of the 2015 CoI into the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), it was disclosed that $51.8 million was expended. The CoI into the public service cost taxpayers $40.1 million while the 2016 CoI into the education sector cost $26.7 million. The inquiry into the 2016 prison disturbances cost $12.2 million, while the CoI into last year’s fire at the Drop-in Centre cost $1.3 million.Inquiries into conditions of veterans and the discovery of a foreign aircraft at Yupukari cost $14.8 million and $8.3 million respectively; and the inquiry into allegations made against the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) by Barry Dataram cost $1 million. The CoI into the October 2016 collapse of a mining pit that killed Keon Wilson cost $5.1 million and in the case of the inquiry into the release of a private vessel in Guyana’s waters, a total of $8.2 million was spent. The sum of $5.4 million was spent on the CoI into the alleged presidential assassination plot.Government has, for some time, faced accusations that it has ignored recommendations made by some of these very CoIs, such as the inquiry into the state of GuySuCo. Among other things, this CoI had produced recommendations that no estate should be closed. Government has, in fact, already stated it would forge ahead with closing all estates except Blairmont, Uitvlugt and Albion, thus rendering this piece of advice redundant.
Retired Justice of Appeal, Claudette Singh was this morning sworn-in as the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), effective today.Her appointment comes at a time when there is much controversy over GECOM’s role in the preparation for early elections following the passage of the no-confidence motion against the government last year.Justice Claudette Singh taking the Oath of Office In a brief interview with the media following the swearing-in ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, Justice Singh said she is fully committed to having “free, fair and transparent elections”.The new GECOM Chair said she intends to meet with each set of commissioners to discuss several issues affecting the Commission.Attending the swearing-in ceremony were Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, GECOM Commissioners, former Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Cecil Kennard, among other notable dignitaries.Justice Singh was appointed following a consensus between the President and the Opposition Leader.Justice Claudette Singh receiving her Instrument of Appointment to the post of GECOM Chair
Also a big contributor to the fundraising efforts were Shell Canada V-Power as they tallied over $11,000 for the cause. The organization also had the best time for the truck pull, even beating the Fort St. John Fire Department, completing the 50 foot pull in 11.84 seconds. United Way Northern B.C. serves an area that covers approximately two-thirds of the province, working with partners to provide solutions to social issues like poverty and health. Niki Hedges, Community Development and Campaign Coordinator for United Way Northern B.C. goes into more specifics at to what the money raised will assist with.“They’ll go towards projects that have been identified in the community where the service gaps are. These funds will go into not for profit charities, or organizations,” she says. “It’s really meeting an identified need for a program that is going to impact the most amount of people, and make a big difference in the community.”Hedges continues by saying that Fort St. John is a special place where people always come together and do a lot of positive things for fundraising efforts.- Advertisement -“Fort St. John is one of the most unique communities that I serve in the north east region. It’s one of the only communities that really comes together in this magnitude,” she explains. “The atmosphere and the spirit is absolutely superb, it’s second and none. For me, I look forward to this every year because it has to be the most fun, electric event. The atmosphere is amazing.”Easily the biggest contributor for the cause this year was Progress Energy as they raised $27,570. Hedges says they played a huge part in helping double the amount raised from last year.“It’s amazing. Every year more and more funds are raised. Progress Energy and some of the other corporations really put a lot of spirit into raising funds,” she continues. “I want to say a really huge thank you to the teams that participated, and having raised such a large sum of money, we’ve doubled what we’ve raised last year.”Advertisement
Bosnian Pjanic opening the scoring with a stunning 27th-minute free-kick and turned provider nine minutes later, clipping over a beautiful pass to Mario Mandzukic that the Croat smartly chested down and stroked past Bologna keeper Antonio Mirante.Blaise Matuidi made sure of the points in the 64th minute with his first Serie A goal, the France international crashing a clearance back past Mirante on the half-volley.“I feel good, I’m improving, the team got the three points we needed and I am happy,” midfielder Pjanic said.“We have to be ready for the next match against Roma (in Turin on Saturday). They are a very strong side and will be challenging for the Scudetto.”Juve have kept four straight clean sheets in the league since losing at Sampdoria last month and never looked in trouble at Bologna, despite troubled talent Paulo Dybala being left out. Argentine Dybala was benched again by Allegri amid rumours of personal problems that have affected his form and he had something to prove when he was brought on with 15 minutes left.He forced a smart save from Mirante but looked a shadow of the player that helped fire Juve to the Champions League final last season.The crisis enveloping Juve’s fellow Italian giants Milan deepened after their 3-0 defeat at Verona, who handed Milan their eighth defeat of the season thanks to a powerful header from Antonio Caracciolo and two smart finishes from Moise Kean and Daniel Bessa.Milan’s expensively-assembled squad has failed to get going in Serie A, and they are languishing in seventh place on just 24 points, 18 points behind Napoli and 14 adrift of the fourth and final Champions League place.– ‘No excuses’ for Milan –“There are no excuses, we embarrassed ourselves,” said Gattuso after the defeat.“In the first 25 minutes we created loads of chances but they made us pay with their first opportunity. “Up until their first goal we played well, creating plenty, but we collapsed at the first obstacle put in our way, as has happened often this season.”Fourth spot is held by Roma, who are just four points behind Napoli with a game in hand on the top three after a dramatic 1-0 win over Cagliari on Saturday, decided in the 94th minute by Federico Fazio.Lazio are fifth, but are now nine points off top spot, albeit also with a game in hand, after a dramatic 3-3 draw at Atalanta on Sunday.Without the suspended Ciro Immobile, Sergei Milinkovic-Savic scored twice to draw Lazio level before half-time after falling two goals down early on.Josip Ilicic completed a double of his own from the penalty spot to put the hosts back in front, and although former Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto equalised again, Lazio failed to find a winner.Crotone moved out of the bottom three with a 1-0 win over Chievo gained thanks to Ante Budimir’s 33rd-minute tap-in. Sassuolo snatched a last gasp 1-0 win at Sampdoria through Alessandro Matri, who made up for Matteo Politano’s 82nd-minute penalty miss for the away side.Ninth-placed Fiorentina are four points behind Sampdoria after their goalless draw with fourth-from-bottom Genoa, who are just a point above the drop zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic (R) celebrates after scoring with teammate Douglas Costa during the Italian Serie A football match Bologna vs Juventus at Renato Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna on December 17, 2017 © AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLIMilan, Italy, Dec 17 – Juventus moved second in Serie A after a trademark Miralem Pjanic free-kick led the reigning champions to a comfortable 3-0 win at Bologna on Sunday, while AC Milan were plunged further into crisis by a heavy loss at lowly Verona.Massimiliano Allegri’s Juve are on 41 points, just a point behind leaders Napoli after leapfrogging Inter Milan, who suffered a shock first defeat of the season to Udinese on Saturday.
“I felt that we performed well, it was a very intense game where we were very well organised and had a great solidarity in the team,” Wenger told his club’s official website.“We are used to scoring, of course, so we are a bit frustrated we didn’t score, but overall I think the team performance was very positive and very good.“We play at home in [the second leg] in a game we want to win. We have to win to qualify for the final, so let’s do the job.“Overall I believe that it is, of course, a good opportunity for us to go to Wembley where we want to go, but we know that Chelsea are a dangerous side, so that is why it is important until then that we win our Premier League games and prepare after.”After goalless stalemates against the Blues and Norwich City in recent weeks, the latter coming in the FA Cup, the Gunners return to Premier League action against Bournemouth on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000“We play at home in [the second leg] in a game we want to win. We have to win to qualify for the final, so let’s do the job.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was mostly happy with what he saw in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-finals.Neither side was able to find the net at Stamford Bridge, leaving the tie wide open for the second leg at the Emirates Stadium in a fortnight.
Three soldiers from the Army’s Task Force Lightning died Thursday when a bomb exploded near their vehicle in Ninevah, a northern province that includes Iraq’s third-largest city Mosul, the military also said. Those deaths raised to at least 3,760 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. Britain’s Defense Ministry also announced Friday that a British soldier was killed two days earlier, but news of the death was kept secret for security reasons. The British statement did not say how or where the soldier died. However, the British news agency Press Association said it was believed the soldier was killed in central Iraq rather than the south where most of Britain’s 5,500 soldiers are based. British soldiers serve in a U.S.-run special operations command that hunts al-Qaida in Iraq leaders in central Iraq. The U.S. statement did not say where the Marines were killed in Anbar, a desert province that extends from the western outskirts of Baghdad to the borders of Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. On Monday, President George W. Bush declared Anbar “one of the safest places in Iraq” after many Sunni tribal sheiks broke with al-Qaida in Iraq and threw their support to U.S. efforts. U.S. officers say Anbar is far from secure. But the top U.S. commander, Gen. David Petraeus, is expected to point to a dramatic drop in violence there when he reports to Congress next week on the situation in Iraq after this year’s troop buildup. Petraeus is expected to tell lawmakers he wants to maintain the troop buildup here until next spring to bolster the security gains achieved in Anbar and elsewhere. Meanwhile, in Anbar, insurgents blew up two suspension bridges on the main highway leading to Jordan and Saudi Arabia, a police intelligence officer said. The blasts against the Anbar bridges occurred about dawn in a sparsely populated area about 100 miles west of Baghdad, according to the National Iraqi News Agency.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – The U.S. military on Friday announced the deaths of seven more American troops in combat, including four in Anbar province, the Sunni stronghold where U.S. officials say a tribal revolt against al-Qaida in Iraq has brought dramatic improvements in security. Two of Iraq’s top political leaders, meanwhile, raised objections to the planned execution of three former Saddam Hussein lieutenants – all Sunnis – convicted of massacring Kurds in the late 1980s. A hardline Sunni clerical group warned the executions would become a “negative factor” in efforts to reconcile Sunnis and Shiites. A U.S. statement said four Marines assigned to Multinational Force-West were killed Thursday in combat in Anbar, but gave no further details.
The general secretary of the Celtic Supporters’ Association Joe O’Rourke has issued a rallying call to fans to get behind the club to show that the absence of Rangers will not hit the Hoops this season.Mr O’Rourke was speaking as supporters of the remaining SPL teams new team Dundee have been behind a groundswell of sentiment towards the league with hopes that first weekend games in August will be sold out.If they are, it will more than make up from revenue lost from travelling Rangers fans. “We will do what we have always done, which is approach as many people as possible and encourage them to come and support Celtic Football Club,” he told celticfc.net.“The best way to do that is by buying a ticket and walking through the turnstiles.”The vast majority of Celtic fans wanted the club to vote against the parachuting of newco Rangers into the SPL and O’Rourke hopes those fans now turn up for games.He said: “What I would say to the Celtic support now is that you asked the club to behave in a certain way and conduct business in a certain manner. The vast majority of supporters asked the club to oppose a Newco parachuting straight into the SPL. “The club has done that, the club has fulfilled your wishes and, obviously, that means that Celtic will have to take a big financial hit from this, losing the guaranteed income that comes from the derby games.“We cannot ask the club to do that and then not support them ourselves.”Mr O’Rourke said that personally speaking he was shocked at the level of support for clubs from fans opposed to Rangers entering the SPL.“I have been very surprised and encouraged by just how many supporters from different clubs accepted and argued that we had to do what was right and I really hope it bodes well for the future,” he said.“I have been surprised by the level of opposition to the Newco and I genuinely didn’t expect it. “I think a lot of clubs were forced to take their strong positions on the matter by their supporters. I don’t think that’s how they would have voted had they not been told to do what was right.“I have been delighted with Celtic’s position on this and I think that the club has played a blinder. They have acted 100 per cent correctly, right throughout.”THE HOOPS REPORT: FANS CHIEF URGES SUPPORTERS TO GET BEHIND SPL was last modified: July 18th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: FANS CHIEF URGES SUPPORTERS TO GET BEHIND SPL
Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions gameday cracker 2 The draw for the Europa League group stage was made on Friday.Four British clubs were in the draw, including last season’s semi-finalists Arsenal. latest Steven Gerrard will lead Rangers in Europe this season Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update silverware revealed predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Atletico Madrid won last season’s Europa League BEST OF Top football News 2 The Gunners, now managed by three-time Europa League winner Unai Emery, were placed in Group E.They face trips to Portugal, Azerbaijan and Ukraine after being pitted against Sporting CP, Qarabag and Vorskla.Premier League rivals Chelsea were pulled out in Group L and face some long trips on their return to Europe’s second-tier competition for the first time since they lifted the trophy in 2013.Maurizio Sarri’s Blues have been drawn with Greek side PAOK, Belarusian champions BATE Borisov and Hungarian title winners Vidi.Celtic are in Group B with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg, Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Norwegian title holders Rosenborg, who the Celts beat in a Champions League qualifier this summer.Rangers are back in a European group stage for the first time since the 2010-11 Champions League following their play-off win against Ufa.They will return to Russia to face Spartak Moscow in Group G, which also contains LaLiga side Villarreal and Austrian’s Rapid Vienna. The group stage will begin on Thursday, September 20.The final of this season’s Europa League takes place in Baku on May 29.Groups in full:Group A: Bayer Leverkusen, Ludogorets, ZurichGroup B: Red Bull Salzburg, Celtic, RB Leipzig, RosenborgGroup C: Zenit, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Slavia PragueGroup D: Anderlecht, Fenerbahce, Dinamo Zagreb, Spartak TrnavaGroup E: Arsenal, Sporting, Qarabag, VorsklaGroup F: Olympiakos, AC Milan, Real Betis, DudelangeGroup G: Villarreal, Rapid Vienna, Spartak Moscow, RangersGroup H: Lazio, Marseille, Frankfurt, ApollonGroup I: Besiktas, Genk, Malmo, SarpsborgGroup J: Sevilla, Krasnodar, Standard Liege, AkhisarGroup K: Dynamo Kiev, Astana, Rennes, JablonecGroup L: Chelsea, PAOK Salonika, Bate, MOL Vidi REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion smart causal whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? SORRY Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT
MALIN Head Coast Guard station has helped co-ordinate a long range mission off Donegal.The station and colleagues in the UK were alerted to serious injuries suffered by a fisherman on a vessel 220 miles off the Donegal coast.The Rescue 118 chopper was despatched on the hazardous journey, fuelling at Donegal airport before heading out to sea. Irish Air Corps assisted in the mission.The casualty was returned to Sligo Regional Hospital for treatment. MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION CO-ORDINATES RESCUE 220 MILES OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: August 13th, 2014 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 guardMalin HeadR118rescue