2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Filipinos drop to battle for 7th 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Photo from Fiba.comGilas Pilipinas has taken the Fiba Asia Cup by storm in Beirut and one man who helped put away all pre-tournament talk on how mighty China is has been heaping praises from international media there.Terrence Romeo, who exploded for 26 points in a 97-86 upset of the defending champion Chinese last week, is being described as possibly “the best scorer” in the tournament after being the only player in the Top 7 to come off the bench.ADVERTISEMENT An article at Fiba.com on Wednesday was dedicated to the 5-foot-10 Romeo, who is averaging 17.7 points in the Filipinos’ first three games. He is also averaging the least minutes among the top scorers.Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib is shooting an average of 24.3 points in 30 minutes to be at No. 1, with former PBA import Michael Madanly tossing in a shade over 20 points in 29 minutes, counting a 35-point explosion versus China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But Romeo has been hailed as this tournament’s biggest star and labeled by the article as the Philippines’ new face in international basketball because of his “overflowing swagger, slick ball-handling and streaky shooting,” according to the article.It also narrates how Romeo and the rest of the team sulked in the locker room after losing to the Chinese in the finals in Changsha in 2015, and how Romeo vowed that no one from the Chinese national team would be able to touch him when a return bout happens. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Yankie Haruna had 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals while James Pasturan and Edward Docon had 13 points apiece.The Blazers immediately went straight to work and ran through the Heavy Bombers with a 32-13 first quarter that eventually became the foundation for their victory.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 crownIn the second game, Mapua held on against Emilio Aguinaldo College, 77-74, for its second straight winThe Cardinals have a 2-0 record to tie De La Salle in the second spot of Group A while the Generals are at 0-1. Mapua held a 62-51 lead after the third quarter but relinquished much of that to the Generals who outscored the Cardinals 23-15 in the fourth.Christian Bunag had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Cardinals while Lawrence Vcitoria put up 14 points, four rebounds, and six assists.John Paul Maguliano had a 10-point, 14-rebound double-double for the Generals.ADVERTISEMENT Abueva stars despite offensive woes in Aces win Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. College of St. Benilde scored a massive win in its opening game after ripping Jose Rizal, 104-83, in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blazers also prevented the Heavy Bombers from tallying their first win in the summer league and dropped to 0-2 in Group B.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
$484M supplemental paper– aircraft grounded, disassembled as checks carried outEarlier this year, Government sought $484.2 million in supplemental financing to acquire four aircraft, including two Islanders. At least two of the aircraft are here, but have been grounded since checks by engineers are being carried out.Minister of State Joseph Harmon is flanked by Army and civil aviation authority officials at the commissioning of the two Islanders on August 9This is according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Friday. The Minister explained that a ‘C’ check or maintenance check is being carried out. This entails the aircraft being disassembled and individual components checked.“I think what has happened is that since we bought them, the engineers’ at the Air Corps decided to do what is known as a ‘C’ check, which is basically to take the entire aircraft apart and check every part of it. So they’ve done that and in fact are still doing that,” Harmon explained. “I think in a short period of time we will be up and flying with those aircraft.”“Checks were done before the aircraft were purchased, but they were not ‘C’ checks. And these ‘C’ checks are much more thorough checks that you do once every five years or as the case might be. This is what has actually delayed the actually putting to service these aircraft.”According to Harmon, safety is a major concern for the Government. He noted their care to make sure nothing goes wrong when soldiers or even Ministers of Government are travelling in these aircraft. Besides these aircraft, Harmon revealed that two Skyvans are to be delivered by next year.The supplemental funds for the aircraft were sought on the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) behalf in the National Assembly back in May of this year. At the time, Harmon was asked by Opposition parliamentarian and former Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee about the manufacturing date of the aircraft.“These are not new aircraft. They are aircraft that have been in service and are being purchased by the company that owns them. The two Skyvans were manufactured in 1977 and the two Islanders in 1976. The Islanders were (used to transport) passengers and cargo while the Skyvans were for paratrooping,” Harmon had said.Under further questioning from Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Harmon had assured that the planes were issued with air worthiness certificates from Brazilian and European Aviation officials. According to the Minister, they will be further examined before Guyana even uses them.It was Harmon himself who commissioned the Islanders in August when they arrived. At the time of the commissioning, Commanding Officer of the Air Corps Commander Courtney Burns had laid out his expectations for how the aircraft would be used.For instance, he had said the aircraft would be used for search and rescue as required; air borne and air mobile operations; casualty evacuations; day and night medical evacuation; air transport for troops; as a platform for tactical operation; surveillance through the country including the Exclusive Economic Zone and disaster relief operations.He had also listed the use of the aircraft for replenishing supplies for those deployed, provide support for Government programmes, conduct trainings, conduct anti-piracy, anti-illegal mining, logging and fishing activities, support civil powers and the Police, provide internal support operations, conduct counter narcotic operations and cross border operations.Before these aircraft were procured, it is understood that the GDF air corps had two Bell helicopters, one of which was out of commission. It also had two Skyvan 8R-GRR models, a Cessna and a Harbin aircraft.
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has launched an investigation into the allegation that a number of its soldiers raped a teenage girl at one of the country’s military bases.The GDF in a statement late Monday evening, said it is in receipt of an allegation of rape against three of its ranks.A Board of Inquiry has since been convened to ascertain the facts and to determine whether the crime was committed.The statement added that the soldiers are assisting the Police with their investigations.The army used the opportunity to reaffirm that it “remains committed to the preservation of law and order, and will deal condignly with all transgressors.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A local duo have found an alternative means of transportation for service clubs around Fort St. John.When David Alexander and Tyler Kosick were involved in minor hockey they came to the realization that the City didn’t offer a feasible way of transportation for its local youth sports teams. The two started the Junior Bus service last fall, after purchasing a bus that needed some mechanical work. A number of businesses have already offered a hand in keeping up the maintenance of the vehicle.“Local companies have contributed to getting the bus up and running,” said Kosick. “David’s business Ace Instruments has let us use the shop, while our business Kosick Aggregate took the hit for the initial acquisition of the bus.”- Advertisement -The twenty-four passenger bus is equipped with a couple of TV’s to help the time pass as it has been primarily used to transport local sports teams to their given destinations. Fuel and a certified driver are not provided according to Kosick as anyone interested in using the bus has to supply their own.“It’s been used to this point for sports teams, really any service looking to travel can rent it. We are also seeking support from the local business community whether it’s donation in kind or cash donation to help with operational costs,” added Kosick. “The more assistance with operational costs the less we have to charge service groups for its use.”For more information or if you’re interested in renting the bus visit the Junior Bus Facebook page.Advertisement
By Jon ZacksFort St. John’s Robbie Sidhu is the NWJHL’s Rookie of the Year.The Huskies’ winger was one of five individuals recognized, as the league handed out its annual awards on Friday.- Advertisement -With two games remaining in the regular season, Sidhu has scored 51 points (18+33) in 33 games so far this year. He has played every game this season, and currently sits seventh overall in league scoring. Despite being a rookie, Sidhu is now a pivotal part of the Huskies top line, and will be counted on for offence when the playoffs arrive.Beaverlodge’s Aaron Dumas was named the NWJHL’s Most Valuable Player. Dumas’ 66 points in 30 games puts him in second place in league scoring (behind only Cody Kalb).Other winners include Grande Prairie’s Nathan Johnson, as the best defenceman, Whitecourt’s Tyler Stubbs, as the most gentlemanly player, and Sexsmith’s Neil Magill, as Coach of the Year.Advertisement The league’s best goaltender and scoring champion will be announced after the regular season winds up this weekend. The likely candidates are Whitecourt’s Ryan Demharter and Fort St. John’s Cody Kalb, respectively.
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0Shares0000Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku faces a battle to be fit for the FA Cup final © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 11 – Jose Mourinho says Romelu Lukaku could start the FA Cup final on the bench as the Manchester United striker battles to recover from an ankle injury in time for the Wembley showdown with Chelsea.Lukaku hasn’t featured for United since suffering his ankle problem against Arsenal last month and is set to miss the last game of the Premier League season against Watford on Sunday. Now the Belgium star is in a race against time to recover for the Cup final on May 19, with United manager Mourinho conceding Lukaku might only be fit enough to come on as a substitute.“We hope he can play the final,” Mourinho said after Thursday’s 0-0 draw at West Ham.“He’s in Belgium having his treatment and there is communication between the doctors in Belgium and our medical department.“We are just waiting to see if it’s possible for him to be involved in the final, if not starting at least he can be on the bench.”Lukaku has scored 27 goals since joining United from Everton in a £75 million ($101 million) deal last year.The Cup final represents United’s last chance to win a trophy this season after they secured a runners-up finish in the Premier League and suffered early exits from the Champions League and League Cup.Meanwhile, Michael Carrick will captain United on Sunday to mark the England midfielder’s final appearance before joining Mourinho’s backroom staff.“Carrick had already been decided. So if we’d lost the match (against West Ham) and we needed the point against Watford, I would play Carrick the same,” Mourinho said.“He’s going to start the match as a captain and he’s not going to end the match because I want him to leave the pitch alone and I want him to feel what the United supporters feel in relation to him.“He is going to be even closer to me than he was as a player so it is just an emotional moment because it is the end of a career of a fantastic player.”Mourinho insisted he will not field a young team against Watford, even though United are assured of second place behind champions Manchester City.“I have every player apart from Marouane Fellaini and Lukaku available and I don’t go to the young players,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Wilshere scores against Slovenia Jack Wilshere and Wayne Rooney helped England open up a nine point lead in Group E and maintain a 100 per cent record in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.It was the Arsenal midfielder’s first goals for his country – both of which were spectacular – but poor defending threatened to spoil the Three Lions’ party. England began brightly and moved the ball around well, but having been comfortable for so long, they went in at half-time 1-0 behind.Minutes before the interval, England’s back line was split open by Josip Ilicic’s through ball to Milivoje Novakovic, who raced clear to slot the ball across Joe Hart’s goal into the corner of the net.It was the hosts’ first chance on goal, but appeared to spark England into life in the second half.The visitors began the match well and Raheem Sterling was presented with a glorious opportunity to score by Wayne Rooney in the opening five minutes, but the Liverpool flyer lifted the ball over the bar.It was Sterling again causing the Slovenia defence problems moments later when he latched onto another pass from Rooney, but after avoiding one challenge, he dragged his shot wide.Then it was Rooney’s turn to try his luck and the Man United forward had the best chance of the game shortly after the 20 minute mark.However, a superb save from goalkeeper Samir Handanovic turned the captain’s angled shot wide of the post.Manager Roy Hodgson changed things at the break and replaced Phil Jones with Adam Lallana and it was the Liverpool midfielder whose good work in the Slovenia 18-yard box led to England’s equaliser.The ball fell to Wilshere, standing on the edge of the area, and the Arsenal man unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top corner.Momentum was with the visitors and Rooney had a wonderful chance to double the lead minutes later, but he blasted the ball over from six yards.And it was Rooney again who wasted another chance on goal, scooping the ball over with Handanovic nowhere to be seen.It looked like he would have to wait to equal Gary Lineker’s 48 England goals and it was Wilshere who was celebrating again with another long distance rocket to put his side ahead with 15 minutes remaining.A nice touch from Lallana sent the Arsenal ace surging forward and he fired the ball past Handanovic from 25 yards out.Nejc Pecnik appeared to have saved his nation when he beat Kieran Gibbs to head past Hart, but Rooney was finally celebrating and it was a cool finish to secure all three points in the final five minutes. 1
Former Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady has called for Arsene Wenger to find a solution to the Gunners’ haphazard set-piece defending once and for all following their shock Champions League defeat to Olympiakos.The Greek side had never won in England ahead of Tuesday night’s clash at the Emirates, and they came away from north London with their first ever triumph as an error-strewn Gunners side collapsed to a 3-2 defeat.Manager Wenger has come under heavy criticism for his failure to sign an outfield player during the summer transfer window, with fans calling for a top class striker they believe will make the Gunners title challengers once again.But, with England forward Theo Walcott – who found the net alongside Alexis Sanchez against Olympiakos – beginning to shine upfront, Highbury hero Brady believes it’s their defence which really needs sorting out.“We don’t have a problem in the forward area, not as much as people like to make out,” the FA Cup winner, and two-time Serie A winner with Juventus, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Theo will play. He scored again last night and did really well for Sanchez’s goal.“It think our defending, especially in set pieces, is where we really need to get better.“We dominated the game, but we defended poorly from set-pieces and it cost us dearly.“We lost a goal at Zagreb and two goals against Olympiakos to set-pieces. The first goal was bad last night, the ball coming into the box and players not really knowing what’s going on. The marking and concentration has got to be a lot better.“If we get these things right the results will be more consistent and we won’t have this up and down situation we’re having at the moment.”Having lost their Champions League opener at Dynamo Zagreb, a second successive defeat in Europe leaves Arsenal’s chances of progression hanging by a thread.However, Brady believes spirited performances against group opponents Bayern Munich in the past gives the side a glimmer of hope.He added: “It was a shock, but what can you do? We have to dust ourselves down and start again and somehow rescue the situation in the group.“If we get six points in the next games against Zagreb and Olympiakos, we’ll have to try and get something from the Bayern game, but we’ve done it before against them.”