PBA: Even with Yeng Guiao thrown out, NLEX still overpowers Alaska

first_imgRogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Quiñahan finished with 14 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals to help NLEX win its third game in eight tries.Bong Galanza also scored 14 while Poy Erram just missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.Jeron Teng led the Aces (3-4) with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Alaska played without key players Vic Manuel, Kevin Racal and JVee Casio due to injuries. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX went on a pivotal run in the second quarter en route to a dominating 91-70 win over Alaska in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.JR Quiñahan nailed back-to-back triples during a key 14-5 surge by the Road Warriors, who went on cruise control in the second half.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ironically, NLEX’s run happened right after its head coach Yeng Guiao got tossed at the 5:19 mark of the second quarter.“For some reason, we always play Alaska well,” said NLEX deputy Jojo Lastimosa, who called the shots after Guiao’s ejection. “If you noticed, the last couple of years with coach Yeng, I think Alaska has only won once over us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We have a great record against them and we were confident heading into this game that we’re going to win against them,” added Lastimosa, whose squad led by as much as 28.It showed with NLEX keeping its foot on the gas pedal from the opening tip up to the final buzzer. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ After woeful start, Magnolia Hotshots ‘peaking at the right time’ View commentslast_img read more

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Only 15 Pass UL Entrance

first_imgOf more than 13,000 candidates who sat this year’s University of Liberia (UL) placement and entrance examination, only 15 passed, this newspaper has learnt. A renowned economist, Mr. Sam P. Jackson, who made the startling revelation over the weekend said, this is another disastrous indication of the country’s poor educational system.This is a repeat of the same results recorded from the 2013 UL placement and entrance exams in which none of the over 25,000 candidates made a successful pass.  This massive failure sent shock waves across the globe.Mr. Jackson’s disclosure of the appalling exam results was contained in a paper he presented at a just ended two-day forum on economic recovery from the Impact of the Ebola Epidemic.The theme of the forum organized by Consortium of Concerned Businesses in Liberia was “Strengthening Trade and Commerce for Post-Ebola Liberia.”UL president, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, confirmed the exam results when he told the forum that the testing committee had completed the marking of papers with results confirming officially that “only 15 out of 13,000 students that sat the exams successfully passed.” “The testing committee and the faculty senate will look at the results and make recommendations”, Dr. Dennis had said in a recent interview. Mr. Jackson said In order to create an educated and a trained work force, there was a need for the government to spend substantially more on education with the goal of improving academic attainment and financing vocational and technical programs.What is sad is that admission to the state-run University is exposing the weak educational system with high school graduates desirous of enrolling at the university failing massively in the two recently administered entrance and placement exams. He spoke on the topic, “The State of Liberia’s economy before the Ebola Disaster, Impact on GOL’s Capacity to Deliver on National Development Agenda and National Budgetary Realignment.” In his paper, Mr. Jackson stressed the need for realigning the national budget to respond efficiently to short-term/emergency priorities, including support to critical sectors and domestic enterprises.In several interviews with teachers and students across town over the weekend shortly after the exam results broke, a home teacher, Julius Tawo Howison, said the results coming from the university were troubling and needed to be properly examined by the government before it is brought to the attention of the public.Another teacher, Larry Johnson called for the re-examination of the standard of the university and the high school curriculum, noting; “we have to look at the standard the university is using to fail those candidates and the UL’s motive.  If they do not want students to attend the university due to overcrowding, let them say so.  They should not discredit the country’s entire education system.” For candidate Grace George, the results seemed like a dream, because according to her, “I know what I wrote as my test answers so I did not expect to fail.”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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Such is the good life

first_imgDear Editor,There are many issues effecting this country, our beloved Guyana, and these issues seems unimportant because the nation seems to be brainwashed with the rewards of the oil as the ruler’s way of governing is forcing businesses to close or directly shutting down places and causing the unemployment rate to increase drastically and expense climbing in every house.For quite a while now, the fuel price has been an issue because of the increase, causing minibus operators to strike because they know that an increase in fare would be an additional burden to the commuters, and instead of reaching to an agreement, they just ignore this issue as if it’s not important. One would have expected a reduction in spare parts, tires etc, just to level out the expense for a minibus owner but no! This nation will benefit from oil so, this burden is not important. Now without a doubt, the fares will increase and there’s noting commuters can do but pay the fare, where some have to use three different transportation to reach either work or home every day. Some good life!In one of the newspapers, we’re seeing the Government signing tougher sanctions against the fishing industry which I am in somewhat agreement with and wonder why they had to wait until we got sanctioned and one industry is closing before acting and what plans they have for the pollution that occurs every time the kokers open. To date, garbage is still being dumped into the trenches throughout Guyana and is a tremendous threat to marine life, so are there any plans to combat that?Guyana is indeed blessed with a tremendous amount of resources that once utilised, we could earn a decent reward, but with a Government whose eyes seems bigger than their vision, I am sure we cannot capitalise because only the oil seems important to them. From the time we were sanctioned or even before, we have dried shrimp and fish that on demand all over locally, especially in the interior and use it in many types of food that could have been marketed overseas.There are many things that we have that the world don’t know about except when hearing about them from fellow Guyanese or tourists, that could make a tremendous impact and we could earn a lot if marketed but this Government’s vision seems limited and help from them seems fruitless. I guess you have to be established to get their attention.The dried fish and shrimp business should be considered because many countries could use products like those, especially those that are prone to disaster. We have a lot of vegetables that could be canned also, instead we are not hearing any plans about that, instead we are importing canned vegetables even though the exact vegetables are grown here. While businesses are closing, this Government should have approached the management and explore the possibilities available instead; but, no, they don’t care because your action might be considered as a form of victimisation against them, even though, their way of governing is causing busineses to close. Such is the good life.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

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Ayala races past Arroyo Valley

first_img Diamond Ranch 45, Oaks Christian 39 Senior guard Eliza Dy scored 16 points with four assists and five rebounds, and senior guard Nina Earl added 12 points with three steals as the Panthers (27-1) won their second-round game on the road. Diamond Ranch built a 28-16 lead at halftime before Oaks Christian got back into the game with a 17-point third quarter. Cajon 57, Elsinore 32 Sophomore guard Layshia Clarendon and sophomore center Darshae Burnside each scored 20 points to lead the Cowgirls (28-0) over the host Tigers (14-14) in a second-round game. Nicole Cooper scored 15 points in the loss for the Hawks. DIVISION II-AA Cajon opened with a 12-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. The Cowgirls face Temescal Canyon on Saturday at a to-be determined site. DIVISION III-A Silverado 79, Yucca Valley 48 Ashley Richie scored 25 points with 16 assists as the Hawks (20-7) defeated the Trojans to advance to the semifinals for the first time in school history. Destiny Rudison scored 21 points and had nine rebounds with nine assists for the Hawks. DIVISION IV-AA St. Mary’s 69, Mesa Grande Academy 34 Mesa Grande couldn’t quite stay with the top-seeded team in the division, as St. Mary’s pulled away with the quarterfinal victory. Carla Bartlett had 12 points and six assists for Mesa Grande, which finished 22-6. St. Mary’s had four scorers in double figures and moved to 29-5 overall. Arrowhead Christian 48, New Roads Academy 29 Senior forward Jessilyn Conicelli posted a triple-double with 22 points, 16 rebounds and 13 steals to lead the visiting Eagles (23-5) over the Jaguars in a quarterfinal game. ACA took command from the start and led 26-8 lead at halftime. DIVISION IV-A Laguna Hills 55, Vivian Webb 34 Laguna Hills was able to keep Webb bottled up, slowly pulling away for the lopsided victory in quarterfinal play. Christina Herring led Webb (17-9) with 16 points while K.C. Stingel added seven points and 12 rebounds. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Rebekah Gardner and Jasmine Holliday scored 23 points as Ayala defeated Arroyo Valley 70-41 Wednesday in a Division II-A second-round playoff game. Gardner had seven rebounds in the win for the top-seeded Bulldogs (26-3), who await their next opponent in the quarterfinals. last_img read more

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A day of heritage

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Festivities were held Saturday at Pio Pico State Historic Park, on the corner of Whittier and Pioneer boulevards. “Coming Home to Pio Pico” was a dual celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the birthday of P o de Jesus Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, who was born May 5, 1801, and died in 1894. The event featured Roberto Garza portraying the late Gov. Pio Pico, 1800s children’s activities, food and beverages for sale, a cake-cutting ceremony, historical re-enactors and Mexican music and dancing. P o de Jesus Pico IV, was one of California’s most fascinating historical figures. Today, “El Ranchito” is the only remaining property left of the original ranch. – From staff reportslast_img read more

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Man City and PSG ‘playthings of a state’: Liga chief

first_img0Shares0000Outspoken La Liga chief Javier Tebas says Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain are toys of a state and should be excluded from European competition © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMANLONDON, United Kingdom, May 22 – Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain should be excluded from European club competition and are nothing more than “playthings of a state”, La Liga’s president Javier Tebas has said.It is not the first time the outspoken head of the Spanish league has attacked Abu Dhabi-owned City or Qatari-owned PSG, and newly crowned Premier League champions City have threatened to take him to court at one point. However, Tebas launched another broadside at the wealthy clubs when he spoke at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, saying City and PSG “are clubs who could not care less what their real incomes are when they want to sign a player because they receive incomes from a state”.“It forces other clubs into an economic situation which is really living on the edge. It skews the balance of the entire European football structure,” Tebas said.“This is no longer sport. This is no longer an industry.“It becomes more like a toy, the plaything of a state.“And when it’s a plaything, kids start playing with other kids. You end up ruining the entire system.”City — who last weekend completed a historic domestic treble with a 6-0 whipping of Watford in the FA Cup final — are presently under investigation by UEFA over alleged breaches of their Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. The club strongly deny any wrongdoing.PSG paid a world record 222 million euros for Neymar two years ago © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPSG were able to pay a world record fee of 222 million euros ($248 million) for Neymar in 2017 and also signed French striker Kylian Mbappe the same summer.The 56-year-old Costa Rica-born lawyer, who has been in his present role since 2013, said the way in which City and PSG spent freely in the transfer market had a knock-on effect on their rivals.He said other clubs see a European Super League, a potential replacement for the Champions League that Tebas opposes, as enriching them and making them better able to compete on a more level playing field with PSG and City.“The origin of this entire problem with the Super League is the inflationary effect that Manchester City and PSG have created across the whole of Europe,” said Tebas.“The rest of the clubs in Europe want money to compete with these guys.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Top 10 shocking fake football kits ranked

first_img 10 4: Arsenal’s 2013/14 “Third Kit” 5: Liverpool’s 2010/11 “Third Kit” It happens every year…Sometimes it begins when the previous season ends, sometimes even earlier than that, but we all know that eventually the stream of fake shirts rumoured to be next year’s Premier League kits will start to flow.This list ranks the ten most shocking counterfeit strips we’ve seen over the past few years with plenty of English clubs making appearances.To scroll through our full list of shocking fake football kits, click the right arrow above. 7: England’s 2008 “Home Kit” 10: Barcelona’s 2011/12 “Third Kit” 10 10 6: Manchester City’s 2013/14 “Away Kit” 10 10 10 10 10 10 8: Liverpool’s 2015/16 “Home Kit” 3: Manchester United’s 2014/15 “Third Kit” 9: Manchester United’s 2014/15 “Home Kit” 2: Chelsea’s 2010/11 “Goalkeeper Kit” 10 1: Barcelona’s 2008/09 “Third Kit”last_img read more

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SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – FANAD PICTURES

first_imgSAM IN FANAD – PIC MICHAEL DOHERTYTHE people of Fanad came out in their hundreds to make sure the Donegal team were given a warm welcome.Here are some of your pictures. Do you have more?Share them with Donegal fans at home and abroad. You can send yours to info@donegaldaily.comALL CAMERAS OUT IN FANAD FOR THE TEAM BUS – PIC MICHAEL DOHERTY   SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – FANAD PICTURES was last modified: September 27th, 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)last_img read more

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BIG CROWDS EXPECTED FOR ANTI-BUDGET RALLY

first_imgWITH more drastic cuts to health services, increased taxes (including big increases in road tax) hundreds of people are expected to travel from all over the county today for a public protest in Buncrana.Local TD Padraig MacLochlainn will address the meeting but local councillor Mary Kelly says the protest isn’t confined to supporters of Sinn Fein.“It’s time for all the people of Inishowen to make a stand and show the government how we feel about the upcoming budget cuts and charges that affect us all. “The government is planning a budget which will be even more severe than those published by the last administration. At a time when so many people face extreme financial difficulty, the thought of further cuts has caused great apprehension among the Irish public.“Septic tank charges, household charges and the USC along with cuts to social welfare, family allowance and students grants are more than people can take. Enough is enough.“I would ask anyone who is fed up with government policy targeting those who can least afford it to come out and join us on Saturday 3rd. This protest is not confined to Sinn Féin activists and is open to the wider public.”The meeting will take place at Market Square at 3pm. BIG CROWDS EXPECTED FOR ANTI-BUDGET RALLY was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 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:budget cutsbuncranacllr mary kellyDeputy Padraig MacLochlainnlast_img read more

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