Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings FILE – In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, Conor McGregor looks on before fighting Jose Aldo in a featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas. Aldo believes McGregor has no chance to accomplish a stunning upset of Floyd Mayweather when the fighters meet in a boxing match Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. AP PHOTO/John Locher, FileLAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will fight with smaller gloves, though not nearly as small as the ones McGregor is used to wearing.Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug. 26 bout. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada Athletic Commission to request the waiver.ADVERTISEMENT Title hopes end as Philippines falls to Korea anew in Fiba Asia Cup Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Commissioners also approved veteran referee Robert Byrd as the third man in the ring for the fight.Under Nevada regulations, 10-ounce gloves are required in fights above 147 pounds and the bout is set for 154 pounds. But Mayweather has worn 8-ounce gloves most of his career, and McGregor has worn 4-ounce gloves in his UFC fights.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’Commission Chairman Anthony Marnell led the way in approving the smaller gloves, but not before chastising the two camps for using the issue as a pawn in social media to try and sell tickets for the event. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 Venus Williams: 2 1st-round Grand Slam exits in row for 1st time Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Errani lost to 32nd-seeded Alize Cornet of France 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, while Schiavone was beaten by Viktoria Kuzmova 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2). Also out of that half of the draw: No. 22 Johanna Konta of Britain, a 6-4, 6-3 loser against Yulia Putintseva.All seeded men in action won, including No. 2 Alexander Zverev and No. 4 Grigor Dimitrov, who eliminated Mohamed Safwat, the seventh “lucky loser” to make it into the draw and the first man from Egypt to play in a Grand Slam tournament in 22 years.In 2017, ranked only 47th and 20 years old, Ostapenko became the first woman since 1979 to win her initial tour-level trophy at a Grand Slam tournament.But the fifth-seeded Latvian has had a rough road this season: Her record is just 12-12.Kozlova, meanwhile, is 24 and arrived at Roland Garros with an even worse mark for 2018 — 4-6. She wasn’t even sure a couple of months ago whether she could participate in the French Open, because she damaged knee cartilage and resumed practicing for about 15 minutes at a time in April.ADVERTISEMENT All in all, it was quite a Day 1 at the only Grand Slam site that gets things started on a Sunday. There already is certain to be at least one first-time French Open finalist, because 2010 champion Francesca Schiavone and 2012 runner-up Sara Errani joined 2017 champ Ostapenko and 2002 runner-up Williams on the way out of the bottom half of the draw.Ostapenko’s high-risk game produced far fewer rewards than problems, with 48 unforced errors to only 22 winners as she bowed out to 67th-ranked Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 7-5, 6-3 at Court Philippe Chatrier. Over at Court Suzanne Lenglen, things went similarly for Williams, a seven-time major champion, who had 21 more unforced errors than her opponent in a 6-4, 7-5 loss to 85th-ranked Wang Qiang of China.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 crown“Terrible day at the office today for me. I mean, in general, I played maybe, like, 20 percent of what I can play. Made like 50 unforced errors and so many double-faults. Like, couldn’t serve today,” Ostapenko said. “I had this unbelievable pressure. I felt that I’m not myself.”She is only the second reigning women’s champion to exit in the first round of the French Open a year later — it happened to 2005 winner Anastasia Myskina, too — and only the sixth at any major tournament in the professional era. Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko returns the ball to Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova during their first round match of French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros Stadium, Sunday, May 27, 2018 in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PARIS — A year after stunning the tennis world by winning the French Open for her initial tour-level title, Jelena Ostapenko is again in rare company: a first-round loser as the defending champion at a Grand Slam tournament.Something even more unusual happened at Roland Garros, too: Venus Williams was beaten in her opening match at a second consecutive major, the only time in her lengthy, distinguished career she’s had such early back-to-back exits.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “I didn’t expect anything from this match,” said Kozlova, who never had beaten someone ranked in the top 30 and was 1-6 in Grand Slam play before Sunday.She is now 3-0 against Ostapenko, however.Ostapenko was largely her own undoing. She allowed her opponent to convert 7 of 16 break points, including when a backhand landed in the net to end the match after about 1½ hours. Moments later, Ostapenko was gone, swiftly heading to the locker room. She raised her left hand to acknowledge the crowd’s applause but she kept her eyes focused on the ground as she walked off.“Any player who could hit, like, five shots back, I think, probably could beat me today, because I didn’t really play well,” said Ostapenko, who complained about limited preparation ahead of Roland Garros because of a leg injury suffered at the Italian Open this month.“And didn’t really matter who was on the other side,” Ostapenko added, “because she was just waiting for me to miss.”Kozlova stayed steady despite the enormity of the moment and while dealing with a blister on the back of her right foot. She was treated by a trainer during a medical timeout after the first set.“Actually, I have three blisters, but one was the worst, with blood,” Kozlova said afterward. “When you are playing the match, sometimes you are not feeling the pain. … I tried to stay focused.”Williams appeared to be getting back into her match when she grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second set. But she immediately gave away that edge and kept missing shots this way and that.“I like to think,” she said, “that I win all my matches if I’m playing well.”On this day, she was not. Nor was Ostapenko. And both already are gone from the French Open, just as things were getting started.
San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) gets past Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) and Luka Doncic, rear, for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — As a long-range jumper spun off the rim and out, Luka Doncic hopped and stomped the floor in frustration.It was that kind of night for the rookie and his Dallas Mavericks.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Mavericks: Brunson shot 12 for 16 from the field and 7 for 7 from the line. He has scored in double figures in his last five games. His career high in three years at Villanova was 31. … Dallas made 15 of 26 free throws, though Brunson and Powell combined to go 14 for 14.UP NEXTSpurs: Host the Knicks on Friday.Mavericks: Visit Denver on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college DeRozan and White hit back-to-back mid-range jumpers to put San Antonio up 106-99 in the final minute and the Spurs sealed it with free throws. San Antonio made all 18 attempts from the line.PRAISING DIRKNowitzki started his sixth game of the season and scored eight points, all in the first quarter. He needs 27 more to pass Wilt Chamberlain for sixth place on the NBA’s career scoring list.“Dirk is a spectacular example of a competitor on the court and a great human being all at the same time,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He competed with a ferocity. He loved winning, he hated losing, but he was classy in the sense that he knew how to do both.”Nowitzki has played more regular-season games (77) against the Spurs than any other opponent, and another 33 in the playoffs. San Antonio hosts the Mavericks in the regular-season finale on April 10, which could be Nowitzki’s last game.WHITE EMERGESSecond-year guard Derrick White scored 23 points and had seven assists for the Spurs, who have leaned heavily on White at point guard since Dejounte Murray went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the preseason.“The intangibles, the things that you can’t really teach for a point guard to understand,” Aldridge said. “How to read the pick-and-roll, how to read the guy coming off. You can try to teach guys that, but some guys just get it.”TIP-INSSpurs: Popovich said Rudy Gay would return on Friday after missing the last two games with the flu. … Murray was with the team even though he is out for the season. “He’s going to be very important to us next year,” Popovich said. “On these single-game trips, we just wanted him to start being with the group.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 28 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Mavericks 112-105 on Tuesday night.DeRozan and Aldridge had identical 11-for-19 shooting lines from the field and combined to go 17 of 17 from the foul line. The Spurs led from the middle of the first quarter on in winning their sixth in a row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s a challenge to understand and figure out how to pull these games out because they’re just as important as any other game,” DeRozan said. “Going into playoffs, you’ve got to have that type of mentality of being resilient.”Dallas lost its sixth straight and 11th in 12 games. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES 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 Doncic started for Dallas despite a strained knee but went through one of his worst games of his rookie season. Doncic didn’t score until the final minute of the first half and ended up with 12 points and a career-high nine turnovers.He finished 5 for 18 from the field and 1 for 9 from the line. Things hit rock bottom for Doncic in the third quarter, when he was fouled on a 3-point shot and didn’t make any of the free throws. He also missed 3 of 4 from the line down the stretch when Dallas was mounting a comeback.“He’s an emotional player, but he just turned 20,” said teammate Dirk Nowitzki, who like Doncic started his NBA career as a teenager. “He’ll be fine. I’m not worried about him. He’s had a heck of a rookie season so far and he’s going to keep attacking for us.”Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 34 points for the Mavericks and Dwight Powell added 20.Doncic hit a running bank shot to bring Dallas within 97-94 with 3:29 to play, but Davis Bertans made a 3 from the corner to restore a six-point lead.ADVERTISEMENT UAAP volleyball: Ateneo hikes win streak to 5 after fending off Adamson Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has confirmed that the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown owes over $100 million in taxes and unless a practical plan is proposed to begin these payments, the Authority has no interest in meeting with officials of that Local Government body.GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia said Tuesday that the M&CC has responded to the Authority on the matter and has made it clear that the collection of these taxes should not affect its employees. He emphasised that City Hall would be held liable and not its employees.“It would be unfair for the employees to be held liable. Don’t forget that if the GRA does not zealously proceed to collect its outstanding taxes, they (employees) will also be negligent in their affairs,” Statia said. Further, the GRA boss asserted that ordinary taxpayers should not be the ones to suffer owing to negligence either on the part of the GRA or the M&CC.He continued, “City Hall has written us and has asked to meet, but I don’t want to meet with any taxpayer unless they decide and they come with a plan as to how they will liquidate their liabilities.”The M&CC also owes Guyana Power and Light (GPL); the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the credit unions.In light of this, the Commissioner General said because street lighting was a function of national security, he would recommend to the M&CC to work with the appropriate ministry so as to come up with a suitable plan to share the responsibility of paying for these services that are provided to the public.City Hall has a debt in excess of $3 billion for critical services provided by GPL; the Guyana Water Inc (GWI), and GTT.Additionally, as of December 31, 2017, City Hall had an outstanding sum of $28.4 million for refuse disposal contractors; $302.5 million outstanding for wage and salary deductions; $449.5 million for contractors who executed drainage works; $240,000 for rental of vehicle and equipment, and $112.062 million for creditors. A number of contractors who were hired to weed, clean and desilt were owed a collective sum of $449.5 million.
The Matadores are led by Natalie Ledezma, who scored two goals in the win over Beverly Hills. La Mirada also can look to Karina Gonzalez and Sharanda Wheeler for scoring punch. Norco (13-2-2) counters with Megan Lopez and Megan Wiese. “They are a decent team,” Guerra said. “They’re not super strong in any one area from what I remember, but they all play together.” Here’s a look at the other CIF-SS playoff games involving area teams: GIRLS SOCCER “I think having the home-field advantage is nice,” said Guerra, whose team improved to 16-9-2 after a 4-1 win over Beverly Hills in the first round. “The key for us is we have to want to win. We have to play hard. “The last time we played them, we were missing four starters and we came out flat. We just didn’t step up. But there’s an incentive there for the girls.” If revenge is a factor, then the La Mirada High School girls soccer team might have an advantage when the CIF-Southern Section playoffs resume today with second-round games. But coach Dennis Guerra said it all depends on the Matadores, who play host to Norco in a Division III game at 3 p.m. The Cougars defeated La Mirada earlier this season. DIVISION III Santa Monica (22-1-3) at La Habra (16-5-3), 3 p.m. – The Highlanders are led by Carly Clements, who scored two goals in La Habra’s 5-2 win over Santa Ana Calvary Chapel on Friday. Daniela DaCosta leads the Vikings, who scored a 1-0 win over Flintridge Prep in the first round. DIVISION V Whittier Christian (17-3) at Garden Grove (9-15) – Megan Jesolva, who scored a pair of goals in a 3-2 win over Desert Hot Springs on Friday, leads the Heralds. GIRLS WATER POLO DIVISION I Long Beach Wilson (14-7) vs. Montebello (22-5) at Commerce Aquatorium, 3 p.m. – The Almont League champion Oilers began the playoffs with a victory over Edison. The Bruins opened with a 14-7 win over Mater Dei. DIVISION III Whittier (21-6) vs. Upland (18-12) at Las Flores Park, La Verne, 3 p.m. – The top-seeded Cardinals are led by Jennifer Barron and Mary Ann Campos, who scored six and five goals, respectively, in a 15-3 win over South Pasadena in the first round. Ayala (20-4) vs. El Rancho (19-10) at Whittier HS, 3 p.m. – The Dons, led by Adriana Rodriguez, are fresh off a 10-3 upset of Bonita in the first round. DIVISION VI Loara (23-2) vs. La Habra (17-14) at Sonora HS, 3 p.m. – The Highlanders opened with an 8-6 victory over Elsinore. Loara is coming off an 11-1 win over Beverly Hills. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Jose MourinhoLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16 – The English FA have charged Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho for ‘improper’ remarks he made into a camera after his side’s 3-2 win over Newcastle United.Mourinho came into the game under immense pressure with some newspaper outlets claiming that he would be sacked after the encounter, regardless of the result at Old Trafford. United were trailing Newcastle 2-0 at half-time but fought back to eventually clinch a 3-2 win in a dramatic turnaround for the hosts.Mourinho was allegedly caught on camera at the end of the game using some unacceptable language, and has until October 19 to respond to the FA’s charge.“Jose Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on October 6, 2018,” read an FA statement.“It is alleged that his language at the end of the fixture, as captured by the broadcast footage, was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain star Dani Alves dreams of winning the World Cup with Brazil in 2022, when he will be 39© AFP Anne-Christine POUJOULATPARIS, France, March 5 – Injury deprived him of what looked like a last chance at World Cup glory last year, but Dani Alves is now spurred on by the dream of lifting the trophy with Brazil in Qatar in 2022.“I don’t have an expiry date. My body is my answer — when I see that I can no longer compete, when my head is not in it anymore, it will be the time to stop,” Alves said in an exclusive interview with AFP. “What I do know is that I am going to try to get to the World Cup in 2022. My objective is to fight to get there — I don’t hold the key, but I will try.”Alves suffered a serious knee injury playing for Paris Saint-Germain in last season’s French Cup final, barely a month before the World Cup in Russia. He had just turned 35 and it would take him six months to return to action.Since then, he has become an integral part of Thomas Tuchel’s PSG side and has just been recalled to the Brazil squad.He is also set to feature when the French club face Manchester United in their Champions League last 16 return leg on Wednesday leading 2-0 from the first leg.Last season’s French Cup was the 38th trophy won by Alves in a remarkable career that has included being part of three Champions League victories at Barcelona.– ‘The girl of my dreams’ –The World Cup is the one trophy missing from his CV, so it is little wonder he is driven on by the prospect of finally winning it with Brazil, even if he will be 39 by the time the next tournament comes around.“That is why the challenge sort of gets me going. It’s like saying I’ve met the girl of my dreams. What do I say to her? I am going to try everything. Imagine ending your career as a world champion.”While many players younger than Alves have struggled to recover from serious knee injuries, the Brazilian says he “never doubted” he would be back.In his second season at PSG, Alves — one of the greatest full-backs the game has seen — has been reinvented by Tuchel as a midfielder.Alves in agony after injuring his knee in last season’s French Cup final – he missed the World Cup in Russia as a result© AFP/File FRANCK FIFEThat may partly be down to a lack of alternatives. However, Alves insists it is not about him being unable to get up and down the right flank in the way he used to.The coach, he says, “uses me for my intelligence in reading games, more than for my physical strengths, because as a midfielder I run more and I put in more effort than as a full-back.“It is not about anything physical. I can play at full-back, but I can’t use my reading of the game as much there.“In the middle I can correct a wrong movement by a teammate, think more quickly than a teammate, and so he gets more out of me there than at full-back, which at the end of the day is more limited — you go a little bit that way and you are off the pitch.”– Keen to stay at PSG –Alves first moved to Europe with Sevilla in 2002 — and while he is a very well paid member of a superstar squad now, he claims sometimes it was “hard” in his early days.After 14 years in Spain he spent a season at Juventus before joining PSG in 2017, just before the arrival of his compatriot Neymar.His contract expires at the end of this season, but he and his partner, a model, enjoy life in Paris — Alves himself is a fashion lover. So could he stay even longer?“It doesn’t depend on me, but if it were down to me then of course,” he says.“People are marked down for their age — once you get past 30, people look at you a bit funny. When you get to 35 the questions are all ‘when are you going to stop?’ Calm down! I decide when I am going to stop.“It’s the old story, do you want a normal car, or something top of the range? That is how I am — the older I am, the more expensive I am!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez could be on his way back to Madrid this summer to join Atletico.The Mexican spent the whole of last season on loan at Real Madrid but failed to secure a permanent move to the Bernabeu, despite a strong finish to the campaign.Now, according to Fox Sports, Atletico boss Diego Simeone has expressed an interest in signing the 27-year-old to replace the outgoing Mario Mandzukic.United boss Louis van Gaal has stated on a number of occasions that he sees no future for Hernandez at Old Trafford and the striker is expected to be sold in the opening days of pre-season. 1 Javier Hernandez
Above are a selection of snaps from the fantastic ‘CELTIC FEAST’ at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt. The show has earned rave reviews and plaudits from those that have attended the CELTIC FEAST.They’ve announced a whole host of new CELTIC FEAST shows over the festive period, so get booking your table now for a wonderful night of entertainment. PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE ‘CELTIC FEAST’ AT THE AN GRIANAN HOTEL was last modified: October 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessCeltic FeastEntertainmentFeaturespicture special