PH Blu Girls lose to Chinese Taipei, but get rematch for bronze

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Philippines bowed to Chinese-Taipei, 3-2, in a match that would’ve assured the team the bronze medal in the softball tournament of the 2018 Asian Games Wednesday night at GBK Softball Field in Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Blu Girls, though, still have a chance at the bronze medal in the page system playoff if they win in their rematch against Chinese-Taipei on Thursday.Lai Mengting’s ground ball single became Chinese-Taipei’s final hit, allowing its runner to take home base after the Philippines’ first base and second base collided in an attempt to catch the ball.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’If the Philippines win on Thursday, it would be the first medal for the country in the softball event of the continental games.center_img MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Emotional North Korean dedicates shock gold to his late mother SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:25SEA Games: PH dancesport plucks 5 gold medals in standard events02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 commentslast_img read more

Cop slapped with damage to property, dangerous driving charges

first_imgCANU high-speed chaseThe policeman who evaded arrest by ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) a few weeks ago during a high-speed chase which damaged a gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge is now on bail after appearing in court on Friday.Ryan Morgan, a constable attached to the Special Branch Unit (SBU) of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) appeared before Magistrate Zorina Ally-Seepaul at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, West Bank Demerara (WBD).He denied the charges of damage to property and dangerous driving.Defence Counsel Dexter Todd made a successful bail application. On the damage to property charge, he was released on $20,000 bail and on the dangerous driving charge, he was released on $30,000 bail. The cases will continue on November 28, 2019.It was alleged that on September 15, 2019, a high-speed chase took place between ranks of the CANU and Morgan, who was driving a motorcar that allegedly had four other passengers.In the wee hours of that Sunday morning, the CANU ranks proved unsuccessful in their pursuit to nab the suspects, as the cop and his passengers made good their escape on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) after crashing through a gate at the Demerara Harbour Bridge.Reports are that the chase commenced along the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) roadways at about 01:20h sometime after the CANU ranks had been “tailing” the vehicle.According to a senior Police source at that time, the CANU operatives had contacted the police in D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) shortly after 01:00h on Sunday to have them cordon off the area at the end of the Demerara Harbour Bridge.“They wanted the police here to help to close off the route at the bridge so that the people could not escape. Basically, to block off the access of the bridge from the suspects, and to set up ranks in the perimeter at the end of the bridge on our side. Even though we did what they requested as soon as they notified us, the people got away,” the source said.The suspects escaped from the narcotics agents by smashing through a gate at the side of the Harbour Bridge, damaging the infrastructure, before proceeding along the WCD route.Although the CANU ranks continued in hot pursuit, their efforts in nabbing the suspects proved futile, as the occupants along with the driver of the motorcar managed to make good their escape.It is unclear as to what information the CANU ranks had been in receipt of that led to the chase and if the occupants of the motorcar were in possession of illegal substances.However, after several searches were conducted by ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in D Division some hours after the chase occurred, the police were able locate the missing vehicle.Police ranks discovered the car parked at the home of a mechanic who owns and operates a “body work repair” shop at Vreed-en-Hoop, WCD. Investigations continued after information revealed that the driver of the vehicle was a policeman and his identity was made known to investigators.Shortly after, Morgan turned himself in at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters, Eve Leary.last_img read more

BCTF says full-scale strike set to begin Tuesday

first_imgB.C. Teachers Federation President, Jim Iker  made it official this morning and says the union is doing it because the system is under-funded.“This week’s vote made it clear that B.C. teachers care deeply about the state of public education and their ability to meet the needs of all their students,” said Iker. “As well, it showed how firmly teachers are committed to doing what’s necessary to reach a fair deal.Still, an email to members says bargaining will continue throughout the weekend and it’s possible a negotiated agreement could be reached to avert the province wide walkout.- Advertisement -The escalation in job action comes at a time when teacher’s wages have been cut by ten per cent and the BCTF has run out of strike pay.Meantime, with nothing from the union to suggest otherwise, it’s assumed that earlier scheduled rotating strike action will continue today and tomorrow, with all three school districts in the Northeast impacted, Peace River South today and Peace River North and Fort Nelson tomorrow.If this all plays out according to what’s now before us, this could be the final day of classes in the current school year in the local school district.Advertisement “In the interest of student safety, parents are asked not to bring students to schools until further notice,” a letter from the district reads. Although,  government exams for students in Grades 10 – 12 are scheduled to continue as planned. “That’s why the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association applied last week to designate provincial exams and report cards for senior grads as an essential service,” Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender said. “We’re pleased to learn that last night the Labour Relations Board agreed that provincial exams are an essential service.Fassbender’s comments are confirmed by the Superintendent of Peace River North, Dave Sloan.Advertisement “They’re (exams) scheduled at the appropriate time, student’s have those time and will show up, as far as we know to date, the regular processes will be in place,” says Sloan.As for graduation, Sloan says while it’s a little early to be called, ceremonies are still scheduled to run as planned.last_img read more

Origi to Liverpool: Contract agreed

first_img1 Divock Origi is nearing a move to Liverpool Liverpool’s summer of strengthening continues to rumble on, and while the Merseysiders were forced to scrap a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy, they are believed to be nearing an agreement for Lille hotshot Divock Origi.talkSPORT rounds-up the latest on the Belgian striker…Five-year contract agreedGerman publication Bild have set the agenda, by reporting that the 19-year-old has agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool, with only a transfer fee to be negotiated between the clubs in the coming days. They continue that Origi will likely return to Lille on a season long loan deal, although Liverpool may opt against that, with the Redmen struggling to find another striker following the collapse of the Remy deal.Medical completedThe Daily Star have added fuel to the fire, by reporting that Origi passed a medical with Liverpool on Friday, with the club in the process of putting the finishing touches on the deal – thought to be worth around £10m. They add that the striker WILL return to France for a season-long loan as part of the deal.Deal not done yetOver in Belgium though, there is slightly more caution over the deal, with national newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reporting that while an agreement is close, nothing has been completed yet. “The deal isn’t done yet,” Origi’s father is quoted as saying. “Liverpool is still the most concrete option.”Could still head elsewhereWhile Liverpool appear to be in the driving seat, their pursuit of Origi could still be highjacked – with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid showing interest. As reported on talkSPORT, the La Liga champions are in the hunt for additional striker options, having seen Diego Costa and David Villa depart and Mario Mandzukic arrive.Liverpool fans, is Divock Origi a good signing? Should he be sent on loan or is he good enough to feature in the first team? Comment below…last_img read more

Egypt banking on Salah’s Liverpool form at World Cup

first_img“We hope that he will exploit the progress he’s made as a striker at Liverpool,” said Cuper on Monday.On Sunday, Salah set a new single-season Premier League scoring record after notching his 32nd goal of the season for Liverpool, surpassing the old mark of 31 goals he had shared with Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez.Prudent and reserved as ever, Argentine Cuper refrained from making any World Cup predictions for ‘The Pharaohs’.The competition will be “tough”, he said of Egypt’s Group A rivals Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia.“But we have hope,” he added. “We’re optimistic.”Egypt will play away to Kuwait on May 25, tackle Colombia in Italy on June 1 and then travel to Belgium on June 6 in three World Cup warm-up matches before travelling to Russia.Egypt lost to Portugal (2-1) and Greece (1-0) in their last two friendlies.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000After a sterling season with Liverpool, Egypt are hoping forward Mohamed Salah finds his scoring feet this summer at the World Cup in Russia © AFP/File / Paul ELLISCAIRO, Egypt, May 14 – Egypt coach Hector Cuper is hoping star striker Mohamed Salah can transfer the stellar form he’s shown for Liverpool this season to the national side at the World Cup in Russia.Salah, the Premier League and African player of the year, became a national hero over the leading role he played in helping Egypt qualify for their first World Cup finals in 28 years.last_img read more

Jorginho edges Italy closer to Euro 2020 with Finland winner

first_imgWith two teams qualifying from the group, four-time world champions Italy are flying high with a maximum 18 points with four qualifying games to play, nine points ahead of third-placed Armenia despite their thrilling 4-2 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier on Sunday.They could now secure qualification for the tournament, which kicks off in Rome next June, against Greece or Liechtenstein — who surprisingly drew in Athens — next month.“The match against Greece could be the one that secures qualification and we hope the Stadio Olimpico will be as full as during the 1990 World Cup when we were young,” said Italy coach Roberto Mancini.Former Italy international Mancini took over last year after the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.“There was a bit of suffering, but we dominated the game,” he added.“The lads did very well overall, although we had a few scares when it was 1-1.“But there were so many things that I liked, dominating away from home every time is very positive and even the substitutes did very well, having more players to choose I think is fundamental.“Our nature is to always attack, you could see that tonight, giving very little to our rivals.”Finland — bidding to qualify for the European Championship for the first time — have lost both their matches to the Italians after also falling 2-0 in Udine last March.– ‘Feeling the pressure’ –The Italians had the best of the first half, dominating possession against the Finns who have won four matches out of six.Finland goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky did well to deny a Stefano Sensi volley with Immobile getting his head to a Federico Chiesa cross but sending it wide.Sensi again missed a chance to give Italy the advantage just before the break with Hradecky blocking a Chiesa effort.Pukki threatened after the break but Italy’s pressure paid off in the 59th minute, with Chiesa racing down the right to set up Immobile who nodded in his first international goal in two years.“I was feeling the pressure of not scoring with this jersey,” said Lazio striker Immobile whose last international goal was in a World Cup qualifier against Israel in September 2017.Finland forward Teemo Pukki (C) celebrates after scoring the 1-1 equaliser against Italy © Lehtikuva/AFP / Markku Ulander“But I knew the time would come. Tonight wasn’t easy, but we did well. We are happy, we are starting again after the disappointment of missing out on the World Cup.”Italy looked to have thrown away the win when Sensi tripped dangerman Pukki in the box, with the striker easily beating Gianluigi Donnarumma from the spot to score his fifth of the qualifying campaign.However seven minutes later Italy were ahead again, with another penalty taken by Jorginho, after being fouled by Robin Lod.The Brazil-born midfielder netted the winner to ensure all three points with just his second Italy goal, one that has all but booked his team’s place at the Euros.Italy next play Greece on October 12 in Rome.0Shares0000(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Finland’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky fails to stop the penalty by Italy’s Jorginho (not in picture) © Lehtikuva/AFP / Markku UlanderTAMPERE, Finland, Sep 9 – Jorginho fired Italy to within touching distance of Euro 2020 with a spot-kick winner that beat nearest rivals Finland 2-1 on Sunday and maintained his side’s perfect qualifying record.Chelsea midfielder Jorginho’s 79th-minute penalty in Tampere made it six wins from six for Roberto Mancini’s side and sent them six points clear of the second-placed Finns in Group J, after in-form Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki had levelled Ciro Immobile’s headed opener with a penalty of his own six minutes before.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino laughs off Claudio Ranieri’s Tottenham title favourites tag

first_img Mauricio Pochettino 1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has laughed off claims from Claudio Ranieri that Spurs are Premier League title favourites, and insisted Leicester are under just as much pressure in the race at the top.Spurs sit two points behind league leaders Leicester ahead of two crunch London derbies, with a trip to West Ham to come on Wednesday before the grudge match on Saturday against Arsenal.Ranieri has downplayed his side’s chances of being crowned champions and instead said it is Tottenham who should be considered odds-on to lift the trophy.Pochettino was not convinced, though he did not agree with some pundits’ views of mind games from the Foxes boss.“Mind games? No, it was a joke. I laughed a little bit,” Pochettino said.“In football it is good to play a little bit like this too. Our objective at the end of last season was clear, to reduce the gap with the teams at the top.“For me Leicester are at the top and they have the pressure too like all the teams below. We don’t feel that.“Only for us it is important to keep our level, our fitness, our mentality and we’ll see what happens. It’s too soon to speak about the end of the season.”West Ham are gunning for Champions League football themselves as they sit sixth, four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.The Hammers will also be eager to put a dent in Tottenham’s title ambitions and Pochettino expects a hostile atmosphere in both his side’s next two matches.“It is a very important game, a derby, and you cannot split the emotion from the game,” Pochettino said.“It is not only a game. It is not only three points, it means a lot more than three points because every time you play a derby like West Ham or Arsenal it is more important for our supporters and we feel the same.”last_img read more


first_imgThese are the TEN things is looking forward to in our wonderful county in the coming year. Why not send us details of what you are looking forward to?1 – The Donegal senior GAA footballers proving that 2011 was no flash in the pan and that Jim McGuinness and the boys can go all the way this season. 2 – Snow in February! Buckets of it but please let it last just a couple of days. We all need our yearly fix.3 – Daniel O’Donnell taking a break. Okay we’re only joking but has anybody noticed how Daniel wasn’t off the radio or the television for the entire festive season?4 – A long, hot summer. Not just two days here or there but a month or two of heat during which we can eat fish and chips at 10pm on Rathmullan beach, walk for hours in Glenveagh National Park and play golf in our shorts in Ballyliffin.5 – Shay Given and Seamus Coleman having outstanding European Championships. Both are true sporting ambassadors and deserve all they accolades and praise that comes their way. 6 – Bundoran and Donegal being recognised as a real surfer’s paradise as waveriders from around the world flock here.7 – Pothole-free roads from Raphoe to Redcastle. Okay so it’s only a dream but surely we’ll all entitled to a small return for our road tax?8 – Some peace, closure and respect for Donegal’s many survivors of clerical sex abuse.9 – Anne Marie Ward taking part in the crossing of Bering Strait without turning into a human ice cube.10 – That Donegal’s thousands of emigrants scattered around the globe make a real difference wherever they are.   TEN THINGS DONEGALDAILY IS LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2012! was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 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:Anne Marie Wardbundorandaniel o’donnellJim McGuinnesspotholesShay Givensummerlast_img read more

Martinez would rather lose Moses for nothing than lower asking price

first_imgWigan manager Roberto Martinez insists his club would rather lose Victor Moses on a free transfer than reduce their asking price for the forward.The Latics want close to £10m for Moses, who could move for nothing when his contract expires next summer.“Victor has a year left on his contract and my chairman is always very clear,” said Martinez.“We would rather have Victor for a year than sell him under his value. We don’t have to sell players, so we will never undervalue players.“In football, and life in general, if you want something, you have to meet the valuation.”Click here for the Wigan v Chelsea quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Willie Green to leave Warriors’ coaching staff for Phoenix Suns’ assistant coaching role

first_imgOAKLAND — After serving as an Warriors’ assistant coach in the past three years, Willie Green left the Warriors’ coaching staff and plans to work as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns, league sources confirmed to Bay Area News Group. NBC Sports Bay Area first reported the news.It is not immediately clear how Warriors coach Steve Kerr will fill Green’s vacancy. But Green plans to start immediately with the Suns, including helping out with the team’s summer-league team in Las Vegas (July …last_img read more