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Carlos says UP ‘got nervous’ amid UE rally

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carlos said they were able to calm down during the break heading into the fifth set and that allowed them to close things out in the final period.“We told ourselves to calm down and we did,” said Carlos, who had 22 points for UP.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alaska stretches streak to 6, fends off GlobalPort in OT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – University of the Philippines’ Diana Carlos attempts a spike against two UE blockers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines almost shot itself in the foot after its near collapse against University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday.The Lady Maroons were firmly ahead two sets to none but everything went to the way side in the third and fourth periods when UP suddenly lost control of the game.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedcenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak 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 View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP looked bamboozled in the third and fourth periods, where they committed majority of its 46 errors and the Lady Warriors took advantage to force a fifth set.“We got nervous there,” said UP captain Diana Carlos in Filipino at Mall of Asia Arena. “Each of us had an area to cover but since we were nervous someone would go into another player’s spot.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough UP still emerged winners, 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8, it was evident that the Lady Maroons walked on a tight rope in the third and fourth sets.Four of UE’s last six points in the third set were off UP errors and a similar thing happened in the fourth when the Lady Maroons failed to figure out who would receive Judith Abil’s serve that eventually turned into an ace to force the decider. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Woman busted with 51kg ganja, gun, ammo

first_imgAn East La Penitence, Georgetown, woman was taken into Police custody following the discovery of an unlicensed firearm, two rounds of matching ammunition and a quantity of ganja.Reports are that Police acting on information searched the woman’s premises at Powis Street, East La Penitence on Friday where the items were unearthed.Police in a release confirmed that a .38 revolver with two matching rounds of ammunition along with 51 kilograms of ganja was found. She was arrested and is assisting with investigations. Charges are expected to be laid shortly.Only on Tuesday last, three men were arrested after the vehicle they were travelling in was intercepted with 4409 grams of cannabis during a Police operation along the No 51 Village Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice.Guyana Times understands that one of the men resides at Tucber Park, New Amsterdam, another at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, and the third is from Betsy Ground, Canje, Berbice.Based on reports, the men were heading to Springlands in a grey Toyota 212 car bearing registration plate PRR 654 when Police stopped them at a roadblock.Upon realising the men acting suspicious, the Police requested to search the vehicle during which the marijuana was found in five separate plastic bags in the trunk.last_img read more

Daly show still pulls in the numbers

first_imgJohn Daly has endured several marriages, battled alcohol, gambling and weight problems. He’s raised children, donated generously to charity, performed and written songs and started a wine company. He’s won a couple of majors, too. But Daly is so much more than just a golfer. Golf has seemingly been the one constant in his life. Wherever the 40-year-old Daly goes, fans follow in droves. Tournament organizers followed suit. He received so many exemptions – somewhere between 25-30 – that he won’t be able to use all of them. A rough season of golf was quickly erased by the love he received from tournaments. “The sponsor’s exemptions have been going great,” Daly said. “But this whole West Coast, I was a little worried, I didn’t know what was going to happen. There’s so many great players that have come out of this (area), San Diego and L.A. and all that. L.A. was the first one that gave me one. It just makes me feel good.” Last year’s laundry list of poor performances certainly didn’t give him any warm fuzzies. He made just eight cuts in 21 starts and withdrew from five of those. “It was just brutal,” Daly said. “Nothing went right last year.” Still, Daly makes others feel good. People seem to connect with him because of his regular-guy persona. He deals with many of the things that face the fans who line his galleries. Now, people are returning the favor. Tiger Woods gave Daly an exemption to play in his Target World Challenge in December and Daly obliged. He finished last but pocketed a cool $170,000. Tournament organizers still can’t get enough of him. He asked, and he received. “John Daly has a great crowd when he comes out here, just like Fred Couples,” said Tom Pulchinski, the Nissan Open’s tournament director. “Everyone loves to watch John Daly. He had a rough year, but he’s very popular and he brings in the fans. He likes to play, and he was aggressive enough to call me very early, so we gave him an exemption. That was a very easy decision.” Pulchinski said Daly called him sometime before Christmas, so Daly received an early present. Then the exemptions flooded in. “I’ve had wonderful times at Riviera at the Nissan,” Daly said. Daly finished fourth in 2004, four shots behind champion Mike Weir. He has two other top-10 finishes and has made the cut nine of the 12 times he’s played at Riviera. Last year, he was 5-over par and missed the cut. The cigarette-smoking, Diet Coke-guzzling man can play and many admire his ability to hit the ball so long off the tee. He’s driving an average of 305.9 yards this season. But if he doesn’t play well this year, the sponsors might not be lining up with exemptions as regularly. He played with Jason Gore in a charity shootout at Pebble Beach last week. Gore and Daly shared plenty of laughs and the highlight was a chest bump after a clutch putt. Had Daly done that with Tiger Woods, he probably would’ve knocked Tiger into a green-side bunker. Daly even playfully threw his wedge into a trap when he didn’t win the closest to the pin contest. But when the master of ceremonies ushered Daly over via the microphone to chat for a bit on the green, Daly went under the ropes near and said: “I’ve got to go eat.” Fans didn’t seem to mind since the announcer joked that Daly isn’t a guy you want to mess with when he needs something to eat. He seems to have a bit of an edge. Daly’s best finish in stroke play last year was a tie for 27th at the Verizon Heritage. He’s missed three of four cuts this year (at the Buick Invitational, FBR Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am), and the pressure is mounting. He has just 166 FedExCup points. He’s proclaimed himself healthy, but he doesn’t have an improved golf game to show for it. Pulchinski was by no means extending pity with an exemption. He believes Daly could win. “He plays well here,” Pulchinski said. “It’s not like he plays here, draws well and never makes the cut. He has a chance to play well here. If he’s playing well and is in contention, he’ll draw a good television audience. If John was to pull off a win at Riviera &” People might be talking about Daly’s golf game once again. jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img His sports career was in jeopardy when he lost his PGA Tour card last year, earning just $192,000. Daly, who was plagued by injuries and more missed cuts than productive starts, chose not to go to qualifying school. Instead, he spent his offseason writing letters and placing phone calls in an effort to attract sponsor exemptions to keep himself on the PGA Tour. The Nissan Open was the first to jump on Daly’s bandwagon. last_img read more

BC Government cancelling 2017 MSP increase: Micheal De Jong

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Government announced today that they are cancelling the 4% increase to MSP premiums as previously announced.Also, those that are eligible for Regular Premium Assistance will see a 4% reduction of their premium, beyond what was originally announced in Budget 2016.Finance Minister Micheal De Jong says that the changes can be made because the government is in a better fiscal situation than what was also said in Budget 2016, meaning the surplus is growing.- Advertisement -With the government cancelling the 2017 MSP increase, it will save adults around $36 per year.The enhancements that were announced with budget 2016 will continue to be put into effect as planned on January 1st of 2017. The government is letting children be exempt, and they made the range of income bigger, for those British Columbians that can qualify for Regular Premium Assistance.As a result of the changes that were made today, the government says around 40% will pay reduced premiums, or no premiums at all. Businesses will also not have to make payroll adjustments to those who have MSP paid for by their company.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Chelsea players refusing to get carried away by title talk, says former Blues ace

first_imgFrank Sinclair insists Chelsea will not become complacent in their quest for the Premier League title.A leading bookmaker is already paying out on the Blues winning the championship this season after an impressive start which has seen them surge four points clear at the top of the table having yet to taste defeat.But Sinclair claims Jose Mourinho’s squad are not taking anything for granted, ahead of their meeting with West Brom on Saturday.Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, the former Chelsea defender said: “It’s a dangerous game. There is still a long way to go.“When you speak to the players they are not talking about the championship, they are talking about taking it game by game.“The preparations for the game against West Brom today have been just like they are facing Manchester United or Arsenal. They will take the game seriously.“They look like a machine at the moment, but they are going to have slip-ups. They are human beings and there is going to be a time when the whole team doesn’t play well or they come across an opposition side which does a job on them.”last_img read more

Russia tests `dad of bombs’

first_imgThe U.S. Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the Mother Of All Bombs, is a large-yield satellite-guided, air-delivered bomb described as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in history. Channel One said that while the Russian bomb contains 7.8tons of high explosives compared with more than 8 tons of explosives in the U.S. bomb, it’s four times more powerful because it uses a new, highly efficient type of explosives that the report didn’t identify. While the U.S. bomb is equivalent to 11 tons of TNT, the Russian one is equivalent to 44tons of regular explosives. The Russian weapon’s blast radius is 990feet, twice as big as that of the U.S. design, the report said. Like its U.S. predecessor, first tested in 2003, the Russian bomb is a “thermobaric” weapon that explodes in an intense fireball combined with a devastating blast. It explodes in a terrifying nuclear bomb-like mushroom cloud and wreaks destruction through a massive shock wave created by the air burst and high temperature. Thermobaric weapons work on the same principle that causes blasts in grain elevators and other dusty places – clouds of fine particles are highly explosive. Such explosions produce shock waves that can be directed and amplified in enclosed spaces such as buildings, caves or tunnels. Channel One said that the temperature in the epicenter of the Russian bomb’s explosion is twice as high as that of the U.S. bomb. The report showed the bomb dropped by parachute from a Tu-160 strategic bomber and exploding in a massive fireball. It featured the debris of apartment buildings and armored vehicles at a test range, as well as the scorched ground from a massive blast. It didn’t give the bomb’s military name or say when it was tested. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! REPORT:Theordnance is said to be four times more powerful than the U.S. “mother.” By Vladimir Isachenkov THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW – The Russian military has successfully tested what it described as the world’s most powerful non-nuclear air-delivered bomb, Russia’s state television reported Tuesday. It was the latest show of Russia’s military muscle amid chilly relations with the United States. Channel One television said the new weapon, nicknamed the “dad of all bombs” is four times more powerful than the U.S. “mother of all bombs.” “The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency and capability,” said Col.-Gen. Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military’s General Staff. Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn’t hurt the environment, he added. The statement reflected the Kremlin’s efforts to restore Russia’s global clout and rebuild the nation’s military might while the ties with Washington have been strained over U.S. criticism of Russia’s backsliding on democracy, Moscow’s vociferous protests of U.S. missile defense plans and rifts over global crises. last_img read more

Championship round-up: Fulham and Rotherham both lose to increase relegation fears

first_img Championship round-up: Fulham and Rotherham both lose to increase relegation fears Championship strugglers Fulham and Rotherham both suffered blows to their quest for second tier safety with respective defeats to Leeds United and Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.Former Premier League outfit Fulham are hoping to avoid a second successive relegation but are just six points clear of the drop as Leeds ran out 3-0 winners at Craven Cottage, with the hosts ending the game with ten men.Highly-rated youngster Sam Byram opened the scoring shortly before the half time break with a climbing header, with Sol Bamba doubling the Whites’ lead shortly after the restart.It then got worse for the Cottagers when on-loan full-back Konstantinos Stafylidis was sent off for a second yellow card, and Mirco Antenucci made the three points secure with Leeds’ third goal with just three minutes left to leave Fulham hanging in the balance.Rotherham remain tied on points with their relegation rivals as Forest scored two goals in three first half minutes to seal a win which lifts them up to ninth.Dexter Blackstock and Michail Antonio hit two long-range stunners in quick succession to wrap up the victory before half time, and while the Millers did mount a comeback after the break, they could only land one of their 17 goalbound efforts on target as the Tricky Trees held on.Championship results:Nottingham Forest 2-0 Rotherham UnitedFulham 0-3 Leeds United 1last_img read more

LISTEN: Pochettino urges Tottenham players to learn from ‘tough game’ v Chelsea

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has urged his players to learn from the experience of playing against Chelsea, having collapsed to hand the Premier League trophy to Leicester City.The Lilywhites were leading 2-0 at half-time, a result which would have kept the title race ongoing for at least another week.However, Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard netted second half goals, drawing the tie level, and sending silverware to the King Power Stadium.Pochettino’s team, who have looked so good for much of the season, seemed to let the occasion get to them, and the head coach wants his players to learn from this sort of game.He said: “It was difficult because we were very emotional and they were emotional. It was a tough game. This was the feeling that was important for us to learn. We are the youngest squad in the Premier League, and it’s important for the future. We can only learn from that.”Despite losing out on the title, Pochettino insists the North London outfit should still be proud of what they have achieved this year, having exceeded all pre-season expectations.The Argentine added: “We still need to feel proud for our season, as we still fight for second place. We need to prepare for the next game.”The head coach also had words of praise for his Leicester counterpart Claudio Ranieri, who has led the Foxes to their first ever top flight trophy.“First off I want to congratulate Claudio Ranieri and Leicester on their title. They deserve it, but we do feel disappointed.”last_img read more

Ax-wielding suspect back in court Jan. 10

first_imgWHITTIER – The defense attorney for an alleged ax-wielding tenant accused a landlord of stealing disability checks from his client during a preliminary hearing Thursday in Whittier Superior Court. Joseph Romano, 30, was arrested Dec. 11. He is accused of using a 3-foot replica ax from the “Lord of the Rings” movies to threaten his landlord during a dispute. District Attorney Lauren Guber said Romano was wielding the ax when he caused $1,200 in damage to a seven-bedroom house in which he rented a room. But defense attorney Lynn C. Storing said the landlord, Robert Munoz, was intercepting disability checks sent to Romano and depositing them into his own bank account. He said Romano started pushing him and wielding the ax, which first hit a doorjamb before being used to smash five windows. Whittier police Officer John King testified he found both Munoz and Romano at the residence on Dec. 11. King said he heard Romano yell, “I’m going to get a lawyer and destroy you.” Romano is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and vandalism. Commissioner Loren DiFrank ruled there was enough evidence to proceed to trial and set a Jan. 10 date for arraignment at Norwalk Superior Court. Romano remains in Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $120,000 bail. news.wdn@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3015160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonStoring said Munoz runs a sober-living facility housing five people on Hoover Street. During testimony, Munoz was offered a court-appointed attorney on the basis he might have incriminated himself when he admitted depositing the checks sent to Romano. “I had his permission,” Munoz said, referring to Romano. Munoz also denied running a sober-living facility, saying he just rents out rooms in the house located in the 6200 block of Hoover Street. The altercation took place on Dec. 11 when he asked Romano to move out, Munoz said. last_img read more

IRISH DRIVERS’ GROUP SAYS REFERENDUM ABOUT ‘GETTING RID OF CONSTITUTION’

first_imgA DONEGAL campaigner has claimed Donegal voted No to the Children’s Referendum because people “realise” the Government wants to scrap the constitution altogether.Unfortunately Saturday’s referendum was never about the welfare of children but was in fact about the meltdown of the constitution,” claimed John Doherty from the Irish Drivers Association.His organisation has successfully challenged the use of VRT by the Irish State through the European courts. Mr Doherty claimed: “It’s the aim of every government to abolish the constitution and take complete power over people which will leave us with out a vote. This was a very lazy fix for government to deal with the problem. This is what the people really need to waken up to it’s about the abolishing of the constitution.“Unfortunately there is no left wing party anymore. The government got exactly what they wanted on Saturday – one less article in the constitution which in turn gives them more control of the people.”   IRISH DRIVERS’ GROUP SAYS REFERENDUM ABOUT ‘GETTING RID OF CONSTITUTION’ was last modified: November 13th, 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:IRISH DRIVERS’ GROUP SAYS REFERENDUM ABOUT ‘GETTING RID OF CONSTITUTION’last_img read more