first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “What a race she ran.  I thought that if she ran back to her last race (a 2 ¾ length state-bred allowance win going one mile on March 6), she’d be hard to beat today.  The two (Bella Vita) ran a big race but my filly dug in and got the job done.”TRAINER QUOTESJEFF BONDE, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “We had the extra time off and she’d been training extremely well for this race.  We were concerned with the rail, but Mike fit this filly like a glove, he really did.  Like I say, she’d been training well and she rewarded us today.”NOTES: The winning owners are Edward Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Philip Lebhertz.last_img

PNG track queen arrives for Games

first_imgAlso arriving is Nelson Stone, the 400m men’s champion of the South Pacific.Both were among 30 overseas based PNG athletes who arrived after midday today in Port Moresby.They were met on arrival at the Port Moresby International Airport by PNG Chef de Mission, Richard Kassman.Wisil who lives and trains in the United States said she is happy to be running on home soil to defend her title.But she is not taking her rivals from New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji for granted.“I am in great form and looking forward to the tracks,” she told LOOP PNG.Stone on the other hand said he will let his “performance do the talking on the tracks.”Wala Gime who is taking part on the 110m and 400m hurdles says for now it is best to “keep a positive mind.”In the last Pacific Games, PNG bagged 14 gold in the track and field events of a total of 20 medalslast_img

KKR fall short in IPL play-offs

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (CMC): Neither Jason Holder nor Sunil Narine could conjure up the magic required as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – without influential West Indies and Jamaica allrounder, Andre Russell (injury) – produced a weak effort in a 22-run defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad, to bow out of the Indian Premier League yesterday. Chasing 163 for victory at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium, KKR faltered badly to finish on 140 for eight, with Manish Pandey top-scoring with 36 from 28 balls and opener and captain Gautam Gambhir chipping in with a run-a-ball 28. Holder, the West Indies Test and one-day captain, made just seven, while Narine finished on one not out. KKR were meandering on 69 for four in the 11th over before Pandey and Suryakumar Yadav (23) put on 46 for the fifth wicket. When they were separated, KKR required 48 runs from 25 deliveries, but failed to find the acceleration they needed at the death. Earlier, Sunrisers reached 162 for eight off their 20 overs after being sent in, with veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh top-scoring with 44 off 30 balls and Moises Henriques getting 31. Seamer Holder claimed two for 33, but Narine was disappointing, finishing wicketless from four overs which went for 35 runs. Sunrisers will now take on Dwayne Smith’s Gujarat Lions in tomorrow’s final play-off game, for a place in Sunday’s final against Royal Challengers Bangalore.last_img

Lady Bulldogs, Lady Falcons near ‘Collegiate’ title clash

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed However, Santiago came through with clutch hits from the open spiker position.“It’s very important for the players to translate the game plan on the court,” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “I’m very happy because the players responded well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 La Salle foils Pasaol, UE National U’s Aiko Urdas connects on a hard spike against Arellano U’s Andrea Marzan (14) and Necole Ebuen during their PVL Collegiate Conference Final Four duel at the San Juan Arena. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOWith Jaja Santiago at the helm, National University muscled its way past Arellano University, 25-17, 25-16, 25-23, Wednesday night and moved within a win of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals at FilOil Flying V Centre.Already the most dominant force in club and collegiate volleyball, the 6-foot-5 Santiago threw her weight around, dumping 24 points to give the Lady Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three semifinals series against the Lady Chiefs.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ A veteran of top-level international tournaments, Santiago provided a menacing presence at the net that clearly intimidated the intrepid Lady Chiefs all match long.“Maybe we just played more aggressive, but the important thing is that we followed our coach’s game plan,” added Santiago, who is on her last year with NU.It was the sixth straight win for the Lady Bulldogs, having swept their way in the elimination phase of the tournament that serves as tuneup for the collegiate season.Arellano, the NCAA defending champion, was simply outgunned—out-attacked 16-6 in second set alone—with normally effective scorers Jovielyn Prado, Andrea Marzan and Regine Arocha stymied by NU’s height and heft.But the Lady Chiefs still put up a brave front, especially in the third set which saw them take an 18-17 lead.ADVERTISEMENT The scary thing was that for Santiago, it was just another day in the office.“We didn’t do anything new. It was still the same plays, but we executed well today,” said Santiago in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAdamson also kept its record in the tournament spotless as the Lady Falcons outlasted Far Eastern University, 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 25-14, 15-8, to inch closer to a finals berth.The Lady Falcons have made a wonderful turnaround from their dismal UAAP season and are on the verge of a potential title showdown with Santiago and National U. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img

Durant: people told me I couldn’t do stuff

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew As a scrawny kid growing up on the outskirts of Maryland, Kevin Durant took every slight opportunity as a motivation to improve as a basketball player.Whether they were opponents on the neighborhood hardcourt or his family, the Golden State Warriors star always felt he had something to prove.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Durant said he felt “the Filipinos’ deep and genuine love for basketball” in his first visit to the country since 2011 when he played with fellow NBA stars in an exhibition game.“You can just feel the energy,” said Durant, who also played with collegiate stars at Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday. “There’s genuine love for the game here and it’s rare. You feel great and optimistic that the game is pushing forward because that is our vision as basketball players.”More importantly, Durant takes pride in his work ethic, which he said is something he’d like young players to learn from.“Always believe you can conquer something and then go for it,” he said. “Even when days are rough and you feel you can’t do it, always remember its worth it.”And while he has two NBA titles and back to back Finals MVP awards as rewards, Durant knows he can still get better.ADVERTISEMENT 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “I can be better at every part of my game,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It all started when people told me I can’t do stuff,” said Durant when asked to retrace his journey from Seat Pleasant to basketball royalty in front of select journalists at The Peninsula Manila on Monday.“Even my brothers, my cousins, they would tell me I’m not good enough. Obviously, that lit the competitive fire in me.”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’Looking back, Durant is grateful he had people around him who challenged him and at the same time, were supportive of his dreams from the Amateur Athletic Union to the collegiate ranks and now in the National Basketball Association.“Just having good men and women in my life, I take inspiration from that,” he said during the media session that capped his whirlwind two-day trip to the Philippines dubbed “Rise, Grind, Shine” Tour organized by sportswear giant Nike. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In-form Kim seeks 1st PGT Asia crownlast_img

FEU goes 3-0, UST wins 2nd straight

first_imgIt was a four-pronged attack for FEU with Jude Garcia putting up 23 points and Redi John Paler adding 19 points.Richard Solis and John Paul Bugaoan then had 12 points apiece to play support for the Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn the other game, Univesity of Santo Tomas took their second straight win after a four-set beating of University of the Philippines, 26-24, 25-27, 25-23, 25-13.The Tiger Spikers had a well-balanced offense with five of them scoring in double digits as they improved to a 2-1 record and take sole possession of the third spot. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold PLAY LIST 02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold05:09Carlos Yulo bags 2nd gymnastics gold, settles for 2 silvers00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University stayed at the top spot after humbling Ateneo in five sets, 20-25, 25-22, 25-22, 20-25, 16-14, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws charged to their third straight win in as many games while the Blue Eagles, champions of two seasons before, dropped to their second straight loss for a 1-2 card.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying MOST READcenter_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manuel Medina led UST with 19 points while Joshua Umandal and Jayvee Sumagayasay each scoring 16 points apiece.Jaron Requinton and Hernel Corda then put up 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Tiger Spikers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rockets beat Warriors again despite James Harden’s absence Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

Woodwork training for hinterland youths

first_imgSome 20 residents from three hinterland communities in the Moruca sub-district of Region One (Barima-Waini) and another from the Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), have benefitted from a woodworking training exercise.Participants with the trainers, Mark Thomas (second row, extreme left), Rohan Mangal (front row, extreme right) and Community Development Officer, Moruca Sub Region, Mary Zola Da Silva (front row, second from right)The training is one of the five components in the Community Development Plan (CDP) under the Amerindian Development Fund (ADF) of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). It is supported by the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP).The five-day workshop, held in Kumaka from November 26-30, was facilitated by Government Technical Institute lecturers Rohan Mangal and Mark Thomas.Mangal explained to the Department of Public Information (DPI) that, over the past five days, the participants were instructed in basic wood joining techniques and standard measurements.“They are quick learners; they learnt to build a chair, chest-of-drawers, they also learnt standard measurements for furniture and designing picture frames; and they learnt to do safety on the machine,” Mangal is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The participants, between the ages of 18 and 53, came from the communities of Kumaka, Wallaba, Haimaracabra Creek and St. Monica along the Pomeroon River.Community Development Officer of the Moruca Sub Region, Mary Zola Da Silva, told DPI that the expectation is that after the workshop, the participants will return to their communities and gain meaningful employment, thereby bringing income into the community.“We know we have a lot of people in the community who would need furniture, especially since it’s the Christmas season. We have all the materials here, and the boys would start working and get some business from this training. I learnt from the trainers that we don’t have all the equipment here, but I asked them to make a list, so we can get them,” Da Silva said.Derrick Henry from Haimaracabra Creek said he was excited when he heard about the training. He intends to use the knowledge gained to be better at furniture making and increase his supply base.Theresa Abrams is one of two girls who participated in the workshop. She also plans to become involved in the furniture-making business.Meanwhile, training in fish-rearing, which was recently concluded in Mabaruma; cattle rearing, transportation and the fuel depot are the other four typologies/components under the CDPs.Logistics Officer ADF, Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Ovid Williams said that training in these areas is ongoing countrywide, in some cases simultaneously. Approximately $1 million was spent on the training in Kumaka.last_img

Ex-Cop stands trial for allegedly harbouring prison escapees

first_imgCharges were laid against a former Police Officer on Tuesday, as he stood trial for harbouring the masterminds responsible for the Camp Street Prison unrest, while the two high-profile criminals are still on the run.Ex-Cop, 31-year-old Teon Allen, appeared before the Linden Magistrate’s Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge of harbouring fugitive criminals Mark Royden Williams and Uree Varswyck – the duo who almost entirely destroyed the Camp Street Prison on July 9, in their plot to escape.Ex-cop, Teon AllenAccording to information reaching Guyana Times, Allen of Lobora Creek, Essequibo River, reportedly confessed to detectives of the Major Crimes Unit, stating that he provided meals and transportation to Guyana’s most wanted men, following their prison break from the Camp Street penitentiary.Allen was taken into custody just one week ago after Police received information that he was seen in the presence of the wanted criminals.In fact, sources have confirmed that the ex-Cop is a known confederate of escapee Varswyck, dating back to their shared time as ranks of the Guyana Police Force. Moreover, it was highlighted that earlier this year, Allen and two other men were charged with the illegal possession of an AK-47 and matching ammunition. Previous reports revealed that on January 22, he was found with an AK-47 assault weapon, 80 rounds of live ammunition and a 9mm pistol at John Street, Campbellville, Georgetown.With that, the accused has been remanded to prison and is scheduled to re-appear in court on September 28, when the trial will continue.Meanwhile, still on the run are three inmates who escaped the Camp Street inferno and an addition one who subsequently dug his way out from the Lusignan holding compound.The wanted men are Mark Royden Williams, also known as “Smallie”; ex-Policeman Uree Varswyke; Cobena Stephens; and Pual Goriah respectively, all of whom were locked away for murder.Durant is currently on death row for both the Lusignan and Bartica massacres, while Varswyck was fingered in the robbery/murder at Sterling Products Limited.As such, the Guyana Police Force has issued a $10 million bounty reward for information that will lead to the re-capture of the four, who are now Guyana’s Most Wanted men.last_img

Liverpool transfer news: Spend £23m Berahino or sign one of these five strikers instead?

first_imgIn their hunt for a new striker, Liverpool have apparently identified West Brom striker Saido Berahino as the man to cure the lack of goals up top.The rumour of the 21-year-old’s proposed move did not go down too well with Reds supporters, so here, talkSPORT looks at alternatives to Berahino.Click the arrow on the right to see five strikers and let us know if you think we’ve missed anyone. Unless you are in Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini’s corner… 5 2. Wilfried Bony: Swansea’s proven Premier League goal scorer – Bony is believed to be valued at around £25m, but is a proven Premier League goal scorer. In 2014 he scored 20 times in the league, but he could already be a Liverpool striker having had a trial with the Reds in 2007. 4. Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon’s Ligue 1 goal machine – If it is a goal scorer Rodgers is after, rather than the creative and lightening quick pace Lavezzi offers, then Lacazette could be the striker. This season he has scored 17 goals in 19 games for Lyon in France and could be available for around £15m. 5. Would you prefer live wire forward Ezequiel Lavezzi? Click the arrow to see four more alternative striker targets to Berahino… – Saido Berahino has been linked with a £23m transfer to Liverpool, so talkSPORT decided to check on alternatives to the young and still relatively unproven West Brom striker. We begin with Argentine Lavezzi. Inter also want the World Cup star, who is rumoured to be on borrowed time at PSG. The wide forward is thought to be up for grabs for £8m and is said to be keen on testing himself in the Premier League. 5 3. Mauro Icardi: Inter’s rising star – Manager Roberto Mancini wants to strengthen his squad and it is thought Icardi’s agent is trying to drum up business in the hope a Premier League club will take him. However, figures being banded about are around the £25m mark, which is pretty steep for a player who has only played top level football for a couple of seasons. This season he has scored eight Serie A goals in 16 games. 1. Edinson Cavani: Superstar striker to leave PSG? – Cavani is a proven striker of supreme class, but all that talent costs money and lots of it. Arsenal have been linked with a £50m move for the Uruguay striker, who has scored 23 times in 45 games in France, while he was among the top scoring hitmen in Italy during his three years at Napoli, winning the golden boot in the 2012/13 season. Rumours of a disagreements with manager Laurent Blanc are increasing the belief he will leave. 5 5 5last_img

The worst football kit ever could be this Palencia inside out effort

first_img#NosDejamosLaPiel es el lema que llevará al @CDPalencia a #SegundaB. Así presentó ayer el club su nueva equipación: pic.twitter.com/HYnbSvMBMd— Kappa Iberia (@KappaSport_ES) May 13, 2016 Diego Torres la estrena pic.twitter.com/NGzhOOhA3D— C.D. Palencia (@CDPalencia) May 12, 2016 CD Palencia unveil their kit for the Tercera Division play-offs And the winner for worst kit ever goes to… Club Deportivo Palencia.The Spanish fourth tier team (Tercera Division), with manufacturers Kappa, have released the inside out kit for their play-off games where they are hoping to reach Segunda B. 1last_img