PBA: Ginebra gets spot in top 6 after thumping Globalport

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Barangay Ginebra bagged a spot in the top six in the quarterfinals after turning back Globalport, 116-98 in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.ADVERTISEMENT And part of Ginebra’s success was Scottie Thompson limiting Stanley Pringle to force shots from deep.Pringle, who finished with 14 points, only had one field goal worth two points with 10 of his 11 shot attempts all coming from beyond the three-point arc.Brownlee’s 36 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists led the Gin Kings while Joe Devance added 16 points.Apart from locking down Pringle, Thompson finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists.Malcolm White had 19 points and nine boards for the Batang Pier.ADVERTISEMENT RELATED VIDEO Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team PayMaya overcomes BanKo to complete PVL finals cast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Gin Kings are assured of a best-of-three playoffs series with a 6-5 record while the Batang Pier, who settled for eighth place, will have to battle through a twice-to-beat disadvantage in the next roundGinebra wasted no time establishing its strength building a 58-45 lead at the end of the first half after Justin Brownlee’s buzzer-beating layup to cap off the Gin Kings’ 13-5 run in the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The Gin Kings suffocated GlobalPort on defense, forcing the Batang Pier to turn the ball over 23 times, 16 of which coming from Ginebra steals.“I thought we scored well, we hit shots, but I thought we created a lot of offense off our defense and that’s what we’re trying to do,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone as his team won their fifth straight game.center_img Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

Guyana could soon exit FATF, CFATF process – AG

first_imgGuyana would soon be able to exit the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) after officials from FATF carry out an onsite visit here.Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil WilliamsAttorney General (AG) and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams, on Tuesday assured that Guyana is poised to be released from the grips of the financial watchdogs since it has already met the core recommendations set out by those bodies.Speaking to journalists at his office, the Attorney General further added that, had the country not been referred under the previous People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government, it could have exited a long time now.“Having met the core recommendations for CFATF, we would have been able to exit, but the fact that Guyana had been referred under the previous Government to the FATF process, after being subjected to three public statements and still not having corrected or implemented the recommendations. So it’s obvious we cannot exit CFATF until we exit FATF and that is why we are here because we have satisfied all those recommendations in CFATF and that is why we were able to have them do the onsite visit,” he told journalists.That onsite visit to Guyana by FATF’s five-member team will be conducted on September 14 and 15.Williams continued, “With the onsite visit, FATF will be looking to see if the reforms contained in the agreed action plan between Guyana and FATF, if those reforms have been introduced, implemented and sustained, and if there is political commitment to sustain it.”The AG said that once the team is satisfied, then Government, at the next October meeting, will move a motion for them to exit the process. The team will also meet with the Attorney General and compliance team, the Finance Minister, the Director of Public Prosecutions, supervisory authorities and reporting entities, including banks and remittance services.Williams said Guyana has prepared for this visit by having its Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance team conducting meetings with key agencies, including the Financial Action Unit (FIU), The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and the Bank of Guyana (BoG) to sensitise them on their AML/CFT obligations.“There is no delay; Guyana has done something that is unprecedented in the FATF world and that is within a year in Government, we are poised to exit both FATF and CFATF… this is third round. In the fourth round, you will not only have to comply, but show effective compliance. The fourth round has already started because we have already been exposed to the whole issue of de-risking and the National Assessment that has started to identify risks in Guyana”, he said as he explained the process.Meanwhile, Williams will be attending two CFATF ministerial meetings in Miami, Florida, between September 6 and 9. The special ministerial meeting has on its agenda for discussion, an overview of the core work of CFATF, activities of its steering group and the strategic plan.The eight Council of Ministers will be held on September 8. The items on that agenda include de-risking/loss of correspondent banking relationships, transparency and beneficial ownership and fourth round mutual evaluation.At the CFATF plenary meeting and working groups’ agenda held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in June, CFATF had stated that Guyana had significantly improved its overall level of compliance and had addressed the core key recommendations.While Guyana is said to have satisfied the criteria application to exit the follow up process, it is still in the FATF/ICRG process which needs to be completed first. As such, it was recommended that Guyana continue enhanced follow-up and be required to report on continuing implementation to the next plenary in November.last_img read more

FA Cup Round 3: Nimba United Vs. Keitrace Preview

first_imgThe Mountaineers of Nimba United that have won four matches and drew three since the start of phase two of the championship line up beforeIt has not been a good moment for the Soccer Mountaineers (Nimba United) after drawing three consecutive games in the championship and conceding a defeat in their last FA Cup match but qualified to the quarter-finals on goal aggregate.And despite not having a good moment, the Soccer Mountaineers’ moment seem to be better than their FA Cup quarter-final opponents, Keitrace FC.Keitrace FC qualified to the quarter-finals after edging out Invincible Eleven (IE) 3-1 on aggregate, but since their win, Coach Gabriel Johns’ side are yet to secure a victory in the championship and have conceded three consecutive defeats.Due to both teams’ recent performances, it will be a fascinating clash to see one side win or settle for a draw.Keitrace FC are the better side from their last FA Cup match against IE, but the Mountaineers showed maturity in their recent performance in the championship.Coach Johns’ Keitrace are still hurt after conceding three consecutive defeats in their last three league matches and will be looking to recover against their quarter-final opponents.Having drawn their last three league games, the Mountaineers are now under pressure to secure a win in their next match today against Keitrace after they were over the weekend rescued by defender Ben Beniah’s penalty against ELWA United at the North Star Stadium.Both teams were paired in the quarter-finals following a draw at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium and one side will secure a slot in the semi-finals after their first and second leg results.The match will be a tough nut to crack.Kitrace FC who have won two, drew two and lost three matches in phase two of the championshipShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Men’s Icebreaker Hockey Tournament starting up in Fort St. John

first_imgThe cost to register for the hockey tournament is $55 dollars per player, and registration has already begun, with forms being asked to be submitted ASAP.Application forms can be found at Ernie’s in the Totem Mall or online and more information can also be found on the tournament’s Facebook page. The tournament, being held at both the Pomeroy Sport Centre and North Peace Arena, is for men ages 19 and up, and is open to players of all skill levels.Teams will be determined based on a draft system, as organizers try to divide teams as fairly as possible to make each team equal in skill level.Teams are guaranteed at least three games, not including games played in the semis and tournament finals.- Advertisement -Play will be non-contact, and players are recommended to wear full hockey equipment.Organizers are hoping to have 16 teams by the conclusion of registration, so spots are limited for players and will be determined by a first come, first serve basis.Proceeds raised through the tournament will be allocated to the $115,000 needed to renovate the elementary school’s playground, and organizers are hoping the tournament can provide $25,000 of those funds.Advertisementlast_img read more

Martial Arts Etc.

first_imgThe International Fight League (IFL) will make its Southern California debut Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood. The organization, which brings a team concept to the sport of MMA, debuted its show “IFL: Battleground” Sunday night on MyNetwork TV (Ch. 13). Saturday’s event will feature the Southern California Condors (coached by MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Marco Ruas) vs. the Tokyo Sabres and coach Ken Yasuda. The other team matchup features Frank Shamrock’s San Jose Razorclaws vs. the L.A. Anacondas and coach Bas Rutten. The 10-fight card begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are available through Ticketmaster. … If you’re more of a homebody, SpikeTV is offering a ton of UFC programming this week. Tonight, Spike airs a 2-hour special featuring some of 2006’s top fights. Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie (UFC 60), Chuck Liddell vs. Renato Babalu Sobral (UFC 62) and the George St. Pierre title win over Hughes (UFC 65). Saturday, Spike is re-airing a handful of their TV specials from 2006. … Tragedy struck the MMA world Sunday morning when Gilbert Aldana apparently drowned in a boating accident in Arizona. He was 29. … On March 24, Tito Ortiz will battle UFC president Dana White in an exhibition boxing match. The event is expected to be available on UFC.com. Ortiz, who had feuded with White over money issues prior to returning to the sport in April, had the fight written into his contract. – James Melroy 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Tottenham chairman Levy slams ‘unsustainable’ spending

first_imgManchester United paid a British record £75 million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City broke the world record fee for a defender with their £52 million swoop for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy.City alone have spent over £200 million on six new players, while Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal have all made club record signings since the end of last season.The Premier League’s spending is on course to break the record £1.2 billion mark for a single window, but Tottenham have opted out of the lavish deals, so far failing to make a single signing.Defending Tottenham’s ultra-conversative approach, Levy claimed the other 19 Premier League teams were putting their financial health at risk.“We have a duty to manage the club appropriately,” Levy said.“Some of the activity that is going on at the moment is just impossible for it to be sustainable.“Somebody spending £200 million more than they’re earning, eventually it catches up with you. And you can’t keep doing it.”With Tottenham having to spend up to £800 million on the current redevelopment of their White Hart Lane stadium, Levy acknowledged it was prudent to be more cautious in the transfer market at present.But he denied the stadium costs would stop boss Mauricio Pochettino getting a player he wants as Tottenham look to improve on two successive near-misses in the Premier League title race.“We have to find the right balance but I can honestly say it is not impacting us on transfer activity because we are not yet in a place where we have found a player that we want to buy who we cannot afford to buy,” Levy said.Tottenham sold England defender Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £50 million earlier in the close-season.Yet Levy believes the success of players like Harry Kane, who has developed into an England striker after coming through the club’s youth academy, shows it isn’t necessary to reinvest all the Walker funds on new signings when that might stunt the progress of a youngster.“The academy is important because if we produce our own players we don’t have to spend £20 million or £30 million on a player,” he said.“An academy player has that affinity with the club and that’s what the fans want to see.“Unless we find a player who would make a difference, Mauricio Pochettino would rather give one of our academy players a chance, regardless of the financing of the stadium.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United paid a British record £75 million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku © AFP/File / AARON M. SPRECHERLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has slammed the “unsustainable” spending of Premier League clubs during a frenzied summer transfer window.At least £800 million ($1.04 billion, 896 million euros) has been spent by English top-flight clubs in the current transfer period and Levy believes the exorbitant spree is bad for the sport.last_img read more

Exclusive – West Ham ‘made the right decision’ to listen to fans and not sign Joey Barton, claims Sam Allardyce

first_imgFormer West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has told talkSPORT the club were right to listen to fans’ opinion and halt transfer talks with midfielder Joey Barton.The former England international, a free agent following his release from QPR, was reportedly close to signing for the Hammers on Tuesday.But supporters responded negatively to the news, believing the divisive player would not be a good fit for Slaven Bilic’s side, and West Ham listened, with co-chairman David Gold later confirming Barton would not be joining the club.Allardyce, who departed as Hammers boss at the end of last season, is disappointed for Barton – who he believes still has the ability to play in the Premier League – but insists the club made the right call.Asked if the club should take to fans’ opinion into account, Allardyce told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Yes, I think so.“ I don’t think you need the added pressure if the fans aren’t happy with a player, even as good a player as Joey Barton.“I had it when El Hadji Diouf trained with us when I first got there and there was a big reaction against him. You get enough pressure as it is as manager without adding to it yourself.“So it’s probably the right decision in the end, as much as I am disappointed for Joey.“We all know he’s got the ability to play in the Premier league, he’s proven that over the years.“Everyone looks at Joey’s temperament, and I think that’s the only drawback to ‘do you or don’t you’ take joey on, that’s the only question you ask because it’s not about the football ability, we all know he’s got that.“If you need a good player with experience in the Premier League and his available in a really inexpensive deal, than you’ve got to decide as a manager and as a club whether you want to take that risk or board or not.”last_img read more

Sniper sets up deputies

first_img Detectives believe whoever fired the shots either lived in one of those apartments or visited them. Two young men were taken into custody in the complex, but Deeley said they were arrested on unrelated misdemeanor warrants. The incident began with a report about 8:45 p.m. Thursday from Mazda dealership employees that a bullet had hit a showroom window. Seven deputies and a sergeant were dispatched there. After the sergeant and four of the deputies drove away, the three remaining deputies were standing outside the dealership when a bullet passed between them. They took cover behind cars, and more bullets flew overhead. “They could hear the bullets go over,” Deeley said. The deputies radioed for help. More than two dozen sheriff’s deputies from the Lancaster and Palmdale stations, plus a helicopter, arrived to get the remaining employees out of the dealership and to surround the complex from which the shots were fired. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The shots were fired from about 225 yards away, from a block wall surrounding an apartment complex on Gadsden Avenue, officials said. A field and the dry Amargosa Creek separate the apartment complex from the dealership. Deputies found 15 empty shell casings near the complex’s wall. Investigators have not ruled out that more than one gunman might have fired at the deputies, using a second firearm that doesn’t eject its spent casings. Two bloodhounds led deputies from the shell casings to two apartment units at the other side of the complex, Deputy Mark Round said. Residents inside the complex also reported hearing gunfire, deputies said. Detectives obtained search warrants and called in special-weapons deputies because people who had lived in the apartment units – at least in the past – had criminal records, deputies said. Deputies wanted to search the apartments for evidence as well as look for the sniper, Deeley said. But when deputies entered Friday morning, no one was home. Deputies shot tear gas into one of the apartment units before entering because they thought someone was inside and refused to answer; the noise they heard coming from inside turned out to be a television set that was left on. LANCASTER – A sniper who fired at least a dozen rifle shots at three sheriff’s deputies drew them out with an earlier shot into an auto dealership showroom window, officials said Friday. Special-weapons deputies searched two apartment units Friday in the hunt for the sniper – or snipers – whose gunfire the previous night sent the deputies diving for cover outside the Lancaster Mazda dealership. “In my mind, this was a specific-intent crime. The first shot was to draw deputies there,” Lancaster sheriff’s station commander Capt. Carl Deeley said Friday. “The whole idea was to draw the deputies and then fire the rounds.” Neither the three deputies nor the dealership employees who were closing up the store when the first shot hit the window were hurt. The deputies were the only people outside the dealership when the later fusillade was fired, officials said. last_img read more


first_imgA SPECIAL quiz to raise money for the victims of the Philippine Typhoon disaster is being held tonight at Arena 7.At least 10,000 people have died, 660,000 have lost their homes and several million more have been displaced by the disaster.You can do your bit to help. The table quiz is at Arena 7 this evening, starting at 9.30pm.All proceeds are in aid of Philippine Typhoon Disaster victims.There will be loads of prizes on offer.  ARENA 7 QUIZ TONIGHT TO HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS was last modified: November 14th, 2013 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:ARENA 7 QUIZ TONIGHT TO HELP TYPHOON VICTIMSlast_img read more


first_imgThe Shufflers dance crew from BuncranaA Buncrana dance group whose oldest member is just 11 have been chosen to represent Ireland at the World Hip Hop Championships.Studio 47’s hip hop crew ‘The Shufflers’ have been on a winning streak for the last two years.They have consistently impressed high profile judges and have won four national hip hop championships in a row, beating off crews from around the country. What is even more impressive is the fact that these youngsters are all between age of 8 and 11!The Shufflers are Michaella Duffy, Peter Bradley, Lara Jane Doherty, Caitlin McElroy, Niamh Gallagher, Ciara Mc Laughlin, Jordan Arthur and Dan Mc Dermott who have been steered to success by their dedicated dance instructor Elizabeth O’Donnell from Studio 47 Buncrana.In their first competition four years ago their theme was Frankenstein.The judges where so impressed with this edgy, spooktacular routine that they not only awarded them first in their category but also first overall, beating out dance crews in the teens and adult categories. From then on innovative themes for their dances has become their distinguishing appeal with The Shuffler’s going on to win three more competitions with themes such as Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs and The Looney Tunes.After winning four national competitions they have now progressed to The World Hip Hop Championships in Denmark.The kids will travel to Denmark in October to represent the whole of Ireland in the 11 and under crew formation category.But in order for the kids to take this opportunity to represent not only Buncrana and County Donegal but also Ireland they need sponsorship.If anyone would like to sponsor The Shufflers or can think of any ideas that would help fund their trip please contact Elizabeth on 0862153007. DONEGAL DANCE CREW CHOSEN TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT WORLD HIP HOP CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: July 5th, 2013 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:buncranaDENMARKHIP HOPTHE SHUFFLERSlast_img read more