Fonacier’s 4-point play lifts NLEX past unconventional Kia

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Court nullifies POC elections, orders inclusion of Vargas in re-run set on Feb. 23 JayR Reyes and Paniamogan tried to bring the Picanto back in the game, but they muffed their triples in the last 15.5 seconds left. JR Quiñahan then, iced the game from the charity stripe.“It was exactly what we expected, a hard earned win for us,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKiefer Ravena, the second overall pick by NLEX, proved to be good as advertised as he flirted with a triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists, seven rebounds with two steals to boot in his PBA debut.Kevin Alas came off the bench and added 14 markers and five boards, Michael Miranda got 14 points and two rebounds, and Alex Mallari had 13 markers and three boards in a balanced attack for the Road Warriors. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson NLEX 119 — Ravena 18, Miranda 14, Alas 14, Mallari 13, Fonacier 12, Al-Hussaini 12, Quiñahan 12, Tiongson 11, Baguio 5, Soyud 4, Ighalo 4, Taulava 0.KIA 115 — Camson 24, McCarthy 14, Corpuz 13, Reyes 12, Galanza 12, Celda 9, Ababou 9, Khobuntin 8, Paniamogan 7, Tubid 4, Yee 3, Caperal 0.Quarters: 36-40, 64-68, 90-92, 119-115.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX needed a four-point play by Larry Fonacier down the stretch to survive the unconventional ways of Kia, 119-115, Wednesday in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The veteran sharpshooter got hit and still converted on a right wing trey before completing the bonus off a foul from Philip Paniamogan with 1:06 remaining to give the Road Warriors a 117-113 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Fonacier shot 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wind up with 12 points and four rebounds, while Quiñahan and Rabeh Al-Hussaini combined for 24 markers and 15 boards in the win.“We’ll take this win no matter how hard it was,” said Guiao, as NLEX had to fight from behind and even stared at a 13-point lead at numerous points in the second quarter. “What we’re trying to do here is build momentum and confidence and chemistry in the team.”NLEX discard Eric Camson sizzled in the game against his former squad as he went for a team-best 24 points on a 9-of-19 shooting on top of nine rebounds for Kia.New recruit Rashawn McCarthy contributed 14 markers, six boards, and five assists, while Jackson Corpuz got 13 points and nine rebounds in the defeat.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone View commentslast_img read more

Govt yet to respond to National Trust letter – CEO

first_imgThe Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) has received the letter from the National Trust of Guyana seeking an explanation as to the reason for the colour change at State House, but is yet to respond, according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Trust.State House being repaintedCEO Nirvanie Persaud told Guyana Times that the letter was dispatched to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and they were awaiting a response to determine the next step.Just last week, the Administration came in for criticism after it bypassed the National Trust and began changing the colour of State House from white to green – the dominant colour of the People’s National Congress and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), both parties that the President leads.On Friday, President David Granger when asked about whether State House was going green, stated “Guyana is going green” followed by a chuckle.Since the APNU/Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition came into Government, it has been actively repainting several public buildings using the colour green.The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No 7 of 1972. The Act “makes provision for the preservation of monuments, sites, places and objects of historic interest or national importance”.When contacted, a representative of the MotP related that Permanent Secretary Abena Moore only received the letter on Tuesday morning and would be responding very soon.The National Trust’s website states that its main responsibility is the preservation of all monuments in Guyana. Under the National Trust Act, the term ‘monuments’ includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or of nature, whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation. National monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such after approval by Parliament.last_img read more

Northern Health voices concerns over fluoride ban

first_imgPhoto: Health officials and Northern Health representatives present a report to City Council on Monday night (Left to Right) Dental Hygenist Tammy Gulevich, Dentist Amy Tseng,  Northern Health’s Manager for Prevention in the Northeast Nick Oliphant, Medical Health Officer with Northern Health Doctor Charl Badenhorst and Dental Hygenist Linda Bourcet. – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe City’s decision to ban fluoride from Fort St. John’s water supply is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of some health officials.On Monday night’s City Council meeting, a crew of dentists, dental hygienists and Northern Health representatives presented a report on the benefits of fluoride in the city’s water supply.- Advertisement -Doctor Charl Badenhorst is a Medical Health Officer with Northern Health. He urged councilors to hold a referendum and let the community decide whether or not fluoride should be banned.[asset|aid=1868|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a7e801b0bd23181e043ca08567ec0300-Charl Badenhorst 1_1_Pub.mp3]In June, concerned resident Dorothy Folk asked Council to remove the chemical from the water supply. She cited fluoride as poisonous and unnecessary.But Northern Health says this is not true. In fact, Dental Hygienist Linda Bourcet says the chemical is vital for low-income families who cannot afford routine dental maintenance. She says especially with children, the chemical builds up over time and protects teeth.Advertisement Bourcet says six per cent of B.C.’s population has fluoride added to its water, compared to 80 per cent in Alberta. Northern Health couldn’t pinpoint why there is such a gap between the two neighboring provinces.Now, the City still wants to decide wither or not to remove the fluoride from the city’s supply.Councilor Don Irwin says he is looking forward to reviewing all sides of the debate.[asset|aid=1869|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=a7e801b0bd23181e043ca08567ec0300-Don Irwin 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Councilor Lori Ackerman confirmed with Bourcet that if residents want fluoride out of the water supply, they could purchase an at-home reverse osmosis filtering system.Meanwhile, Mayor Bruce Lantz says it is unknown at this time if there will be a referendum.last_img read more

Struggling Thika shock troubled Gor Mahia

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge is tackled by a Thika United player during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 16 – Gor Mahia’s lack of match fitness was clearly evident on Sunday evening as they went down by a solitary goal to relegation threatened Thika United at the Thika Sub-County Stadium, handing the home side a massive survival boost.K’Ogalo whose players have not trained for the entire week just met up on the morning of match day and travelled to Thika, and the home side were more than willing to take advantage to pick maximum points and they did so to move to 26 points in the standings. They however remained placed bottom, just one point behind Wazito FC whose survival hopes were dealt a hammer blow after losing 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars at the Kericho Green Stadium earlier in the afternoon.In the other matches, Vihiga United picked a boosing point after playing to a 1-1 draw with Sony Sugar in Mumias while Chemelil on Saturday boosted their hopes with a 1-0 win over Mathare United in Awasi.But it was at the Thika Stadium that the story of the weekend was waiting to unfold with uncertainty whether or not the striking Gor players would show up for the match. Gor have not trained whole week protesting non-payment of salaries and allowances.“The players gave their all in this match but it was going to be difficult to prepare for this match without training,” Gor head coach Dylan Kerr lamented after the match.Thika were under the tutelage of former Mathare Youth coach Gabriel ‘Kingi’ Njoroge who was stepping in for the first time after being called upon to save the sinking ship.New Thika United head coach Gabriel Njoroge during their Kenyan Premier League match against Gor Mahia at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018“The players warmly welcomed me from the look of training during the week, we were heading for a positive result despite playing a side that hasn’t trained, at times a team can win even without training, we had to be cautious,” Njoroge who has had stints with Mathare United and City Stars further said.While this was only the second loss this season for Gor, Thika were in cloud nine having picked a win for the first time since May, a run that has seen them go for 11 matches without registering victory losing nine of them.It wasn’t a classic Gor match as the players only looked to have come in to fulfil the obligations of the match and help the club avoid a possible Sh1mn fine for handing a walk over.Golden boot chasing Jacques Tuyisenge had a chance inside 16 minutes when he was played through by Burundian Francis Mustafa, but he fired wide from close range though he had already been flagged offside.The champions-elect had another chance off a Boniface Omondi corner, but Charles Momanyi’s connection with a header was off target.Thika had to wait till the 21st minute to register their first meaningful effort at goal falling on Michael Odongo, but he could not beat the keeper one on one off a Zak Matasi cross.Gor came ever so close after 35 minutes when Wellington Ochieng’s cracking shot came off the upright while Wesley Onguso wasted a glorious chance with a freekick from goal scoring range hitting it over and wide.Gor Mahia’s Joachim Oluoch tussles for the ball with Thika United’s Zak matasi during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Stadium on September 16, 2018In the second half Kerr made changes bringing on Bernard Ondiek and Innocent Wafula for Joachim Oluoch and Samuel Onyango with Thika responding by throwing in James Kinyanjui and Richard Kang’ethe for Benson Iregi and Haji Mwachoki.It was Thika’s changes that proved fruitful with the home side breaking the deadlock in the 62nd minute with Odongo pouncing on a lose ball after keeper Peter Odhiambo punched Michael Mutinda’s shot into his path.Having gone down, Gor gave a fight and thought to have had a point late on but Francis Mustafa’s goal was ruled out for offside.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Poll: Who’s better; Wayne Rooney or Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

first_img Wayne Rooney 1 With Louis van Gaal hinting at a surprise attacking acquisition this summer, could Zlatan Ibrahimovic be his man? The Drivetime team want to know whether the PSG striker is better than current United captain Wayne Rooney…last_img

‘We forgot about Sanchez!’ – Arsenal players pick their own team on Football Manager 2016

first_imgMesut Ozil or Santi Cazorla in the no.10 role?That was one of the decisions troubling Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when playing as Arsenal on Football Manager 2016.There was also the question on who takes the penalties.See how the England duo as well as Petr Cech, Calum Chambers and Aaron Ramsey got on when they took charge of themselves in this video from the Arsenal YouTube channel.REVEALED: 30 WONDERKIDS YOU MUST SIGN ON FOOTBALL MANAGER 2016last_img

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Due to an editing error, a story Tuesday incorrectly identified Bob Wells as the Lake Los Angeles resident sheriff’s deputy. In fact, he is a volunteer dog handler with Los Angeles Search Dogs.last_img read more


first_imgÉabhlóid, the Gaoth Dobhair based media company set up by Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh have won the prestigious Bronze Torc for Excellence in the Arts category at the Celtic Media Awards in Swansea for their documentary John Doherty – Ar Leirg na Gaoithe.The brilliant documentary was produced and directed by Ciarán and Eoghan respectively with funding from the BAI and TG4 and was broadcast on TG4 at Christmas.The documentary focuses on the life of the well-known fiddle player, John Doherty, who travelled the highways and byways of Donegal during the last century. It follows Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, himself a great fiddle player, as he explores the life and enduring influence of John Doherty. The documentary is gentle and poetic, making use of rare archive footage of John Doherty, Donegal and its people. Viewers are given a precious glimpse into a disappearing world and a taste of John’s musical genius.Personal insights into John’s character are shared by Donegal fiddle players, Paddy Glackin, Danny Meehan and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, who all knew John personally.Dr. Alun Evans, whose recordings of John Doherty in the sixties and seventies led to the release of John’s posthumous and most critically acclaimed album, The Floating Bow, gives a thoughtful account of John’s artistry. Bríd Ní Dhomhnaill, who remembers John coming to visit her family home in the Croaghs gives a touching account of John’s mesmerising presence.Each year, the Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence are presented to the best and brightest productions from around the Celtic Nations and Regions. With both national and international juries to decide the winners, these prestigious awards exist to celebrate talent from across the Celtic media in Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, English, Manx, Cornish and Breton.The Arts category was a hotly contested category with nine nominees shortlisted for the award; the most in any of the television categories. Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde was delighted to be there to accept the prize on behalf of Éabhlóid.Gordon Bruic was editor on the documentary. Colm Hogan was the cinematographer, and the French sound recordist, Guillaume Beauron, now based in Gaoth Dobhair, mixed and recorded the sound for the documentary.Fidil, the fiddle trio of which Ciarán is a member along with Aidan O’Donnell and Damien McGeehan, created the soundtrack for the documentary.The documentary was filmed and produced entirely in Donegal. This is Éabhlóid’s second documentary. They also publish books and recently launched their new book and CD: Ní thuigimse daoine fásta, a collection of newly composed poems and songs for children.For more on Éabhlóid see MEDIA AWARD FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR TV COMPANY’S BRILLIANT JOHN DOHERTY DOCUMENTARY was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:CELTIC MEDIA AWARD FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR TV COMPANY’S BRILLIANT JOHN DOHERTY DOCUMENTARYlast_img read more


first_imgHarps head to Wexford in the 3rd round of the FAI Cup.Finn Harps have been handed a difficult away tie in the 3rd round of the FAI Cup after being drawn to face Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park.Harps will make the long sojourn south to face Wexford on the 23rd of August.High-flying Wexford are currently placed ahead of Harps in the First Division table and have been enjoying a fine season. Finn Harps under the management of Peter Hutton defeated Wexford Youth in the FAI Cup last season at Finn Park 2-1.Home advantage is traditionally crucial in cup competitions but Ollie Horgan will be happy his side avoided Premier League opposition and will be confident his side can advance.If they can overcome Wexford they’ll book a place in the quarter-finals a repeat of the achievement of last season.Last season Harps led Drogheda United with just minutes remaining when Drogheda equalized to bring the game to a replay. Drogheda subsequently won the replay and reached the final at the Aviva Stadium.Tonight, Harps travel to Tolka Park to face Shelbourne in what is a must win game for the Ballybofey club.A win would keep their promotion hopes alive while a defeat would almost certainly end it.Harps have only lost one in their last 10 and will be confident they can get a result, they’re in good form and are difficult to beat and Shelbourne will know how difficult the game will be tonight.HARPS HANDED DIFFICULT AWAY TIE IN 3RD ROUND OF THE FAI CUP was last modified: July 25th, 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:fai cupfinn harpsnewsSportwexford youthslast_img read more

Uganda draws Puerto Rico, Australia at 3*3 World Cup qualifiers

first_img Tags: 3*3 World Cup Qualifiersgazelles The Gazelles were eliminated at the Group stages of last year’s finals in Philippines (Agency Photo)The Uganda Ladies 3*3 National basketball team, the Gazelles now know who they have to beat so as to reach the 2019 World Cup.On Wednesday, they were drawn in pool A alongside hosts Puerto Rico, Australia and Estonia for the qualifiers that will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from 4th to 5th April.The Gazelles will first take on Australia on the 4th at 11:30pm before locking horns with Estonia at 1am on the 5th.Their last game will be played on the 5th at 8:30pm against the hosts.The other African nation that will feature in the qualifiers are Mali who were drawn in pool B alongside Brazil, Spain and New Zealand.Mali won the women’s FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup while Uganda finished a disappointing 5th but qualified for the qualifiers as they are the top ranked team on the continent.Uganda (Ladies team) has played at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup on two occasions that’s in 2014 and 2018.In the last edition, team Uganda was eliminated at the Group stage having finished third in pool C which featured the likes of USA, Russia, Iran and Andora.Sarah Ageno (UCU Lady Canons), Ritah Imanishimwe (JKL Lady Dolphins), Claire Lamunu (then at Bo Viagem Angra-Acore Basketball Club in Portugal) Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi (JKL Lady Dolphins) featured for Uganda at the showpiece held in Philippines last year.How the Qualifiers work:The pool winners directly qualify for the semifinals and the 2nd and 3rd-placed teams in each pool play a quarterfinal with the winners advancing to the semifinals.The winners of the semifinals will qualify directly to the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2019, while the losers of the semifinals will play a final game for the final qualifying spot.The 2019 FIBA 3×3 World Cup. 2019 will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on from 18th-23rd August.What you need to know about the 3*3 World Cup:The FIBA 3×3 World Cup is the primary tournament for 3*3 basketball organized by FIBA. The debut of the tournament then named as the FIBA 3×3 World Championship was held in August 2012 in Athens, Greece. The current champions are Serbia in the men’s division and Italy in the women’s division.There are two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench). In the first edition, there was a mixed event where each team composed of 2 men and 2 women. The match is played on a half court and every rule applies as well as a 12-second shot clock and clearance needed on a new possession. 3*3 basketball received Olympic status in 2017.2019 FIBA 3X3 World Cup Qualifiers pools:Women.Pool A-Puerto Rico-Uganda-Estonia-AustraliaPool B-Brazil-Spain-New Zealand-MaliMen.Pool A-France-Germany-Italy-NigeriaPool B-Romania-Puerto Rico-Australia-Czech RepublicComments last_img read more