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first_imgAzkals bow out after blowout loss Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ateneo held a 23-18 lead after Eya Laure’s error for UST, but what seemed like a comfortable buffer heading into the stretch almost disappeared as quickly.The Tigresses strung up three points off attacks and crept within 22-23 after a Jules Samonte error for the Lady Eagles.Kat Tolentino, however, came up in the clutch and shoved Ateneo to triple match point with a booming kill that bounced off Cherry Rondina’s reception.Milena Alessandrini then sealed the Tigresses’ fate when her down the line kill went out of bounds.Tolentino paced Ateneo’s offense with 22 points, while Maddie Madayag had 15.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra “My players had the resiliency to recover from that loss [to La Salle] because they were the ones who wanted to immediately bounce back,” coach Oliver Almadro said in Filipino.The win gave the Lady Eagles a 1-1 card, tied with their victims, and Almadro hopes that an outing as tough as this one would spur his wards to a “bright future.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDespite holding on to the lead for most of the fourth set, the Lady Eagles didn’t have total control over UST with the Tigresses refusing to just roll over and die.“They believed they could win today,” he added. “Hopefully this [win] would be a stepping stone for a bright future.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWilling themselves to get back on track, the Ateneo Lady Eagles on Wednesday withstood a tenacious stand by University of Santo Tomas to pull off a 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22 triumph in Season 81 of the UAAP Women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.It was a great bounce back by the the Lady Eagles, who came into the contest still licking the wounds of a sorry four-set loss to bitter rival La Salle on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Rondina scored a team-high 20 points for the Tigresses with Laure and Alessandrini chipping in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.Meanwhile, University of the Philippines defeated Far Eastern for the first time in five years after scoring a 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20 decision in the second game.The last time the Lady Maroons won against the Lady Tamaraws was on Feb. 9, 2014, when Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, and Pia Gaiser were still with the team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READlast_img read more

Sterling rises in Guardiola’s esteem

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, pictured scoring against Napoli on November 1, has scored four times in his past five matches, earning praise from coach Pep Huardiola © AFP/File / Filippo MONTEFORTEMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 4 – Raheem Sterling has been told that improving his goalscoring record is the key to securing his long-term Manchester City future.Sterling could have moved to Arsenal in August as City tried to secure the £60million ($78million) signing of Alexis Sanchez, but both deals ended up falling through. The England winger declared last month he never considered the prospect of moving to Arsenal, and he was determined to make himself a success in Manchester.Manager Pep Guardiola has made clear Sterling needs to be a regular goalscorer in order to thrive at City.The message appears to have got through as Sterling is now on course for the best goalscoring season of his career, with the help of City coach Mikel Arteta, a former Arsenal captain.“I think Raheem is enjoying scoring goals,” said Guardiola as his team prepared for Sunday’s home game against Arsenal.“He’s not scared, he’s not afraid to take a risk.“And now he’s seeing how fun, how good it is to score goals. Now he’s more focused on that.“Mikel Arteta is working many, many hours and days after training specifically about the last action on the pitch -– that control in the last moment to make the right movement in the final three or four metres.“Raheem has wanted to stay there on the training pitch, to improve, to practise, to shoot at the goalkeepers.”Goalscoring used to be a problem for Sterling -– who often looked nervy when chances came his way, particularly in his early career.He has never scored more than 11 goals in a season, but has 10 already this term, having hit four in his past five matches.Guardiola added: “I think it’s mainly because he’s decided: ‘I want to score goals. I can do that and I’m enjoying that.“His final pass still has to improve – he has to do it better. He has got better but he can still do better.”– ‘Agree a referendum’ –Pep Guardiola, pictured casting his ballot for a symbolic vote on independence of Catalonia from Spain in 2014, is known as a proud supporter of Catalan independence © AFP/File / JOSEP LAGOMeanwhile, Guardiola has called for a referendum to resolve the Catalonia independence crisis after describing the jailing of eight politicians as ‘scary’.A Spanish judge sent eight members of the sacked Catalan government to prison on Thursday pending possible charges over last week’s declaration of independence.It follows the decision by the same judge, Carmen Lamela, to imprison two pro-independence leaders for alleged sedition in the run-up to a non-binding public independence referendum on October 1, which was held despite being declared illegal by the courts.Spain’s central government suspended Catalonia’s autonomy, and called snap elections in the area for December 21, after its regional parliament voted in favour of independence last Friday.Former Barcelona player and manager Guardiola, who voted in last month’s referendum by post, is known as a proud Catalan.“I wish the 11 politicians that they have put in prison are released soon,” he said.“I’m a little bit worried, because what happened to them could happen to us for giving an opinion.“If it could happen to them, then it could happen to anyone, even to people who don’t think it could happen to them.“The two persons leading the Catalan organisation were put in prison for asking to vote in a legal referendum.“I think that the Spanish government and the Catalan government should sit and talk and try to agree a referendum. Until then, it’s a really difficult situation to be solved.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

AC Milan owner Li dismisses bankrupt reports as ‘fake news’

first_img0Shares0000AC Milan’s owner Li Yonghong, who bought the club from Silvio Berlusconi, has dismissed reports that he is bankrupt in Chinas as “fake news” © Livio ANTICOLI/AFP/File / LIVIO ANTICOLIMILAN, Italy, Feb 19 – AC Milan owner Li Yonghong has dismissed reports that he has been declared bankrupt in China as “fake news”.Chinese businessman Li — who purchased the Italian club for 740 million euros ($911 million) in April 2017 — was responding to reports that he has been ordered to auction off his assets to repay unpaid loans to two banks. Italian daily Corriere della Sera claimed that the 48-year-old entrepreneur was already insolvent at the time he purchased the club from Italian media tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.“I have seen that over the past 48 hours, some media have irresponsibly reported fake news that has damaged the club, my companies, my family and myself,” Li said in a statement on AC Milan’s website.“We do not understand the purpose of these allegations but they have now reached the point where the club is severely damaged by them and so are my companies and my family.“I want therefore to take the opportunity to explain — hoping this will be the last time — that the situation concerning my assets is safe and sound and that both the club and my companies are steadily working.”The seven-time European champions struggled early this season despite Li bankrolling a massive 230-million-euro summer spending spree.Vincenzo Montella was sacked in November and replaced by Milan youth team coach and former midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.AC Milan are now seventh in Serie A — 25 points behind leaders Napoli — but just off the first Europa League spot.“We all keep supporting coach Rino Gattuso. We will do everything we can to bring the club back to the top,” Li insisted.“We are convinced we can reach new heights and reward all the AC Milan fans throughout the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man distraught over children surrenders after hours long barricade in Northridge

first_img During the standoff, police vehicles were parked around the motor home, preventing it from moving, and some evacuations were ordered. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTHRIDGE – The man who led police on a chase throughout the San Fernando Valley in a camper barricaded himself inside and refused to come out has surrendered after LAPD SWAT officers pumped tear gas into the vehicle and took him into custody, authorities said. David Rosales, 42, was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. by SWAT officers who forced open the door to the camper after using tear gas, Los Angeles police Capt. Joe Curreri said. It was not immediately clear what charges, if any, Rosales would face. He will under go a psychiatric evaluation, Curreri said. Officers stopped the vehicle for having an expired registration at 1:48 a.m. near Dronfield Avenue and Weidner Street in Pacoima, said Sgt. James Reid of the LAPD’s Foothill Station. During the traffic stop, Rosales went back inside the camper, shouted to the officers that he was armed with a weapon and that he was going to shoot himself, Reid said. He pointed a laser at them and drove off, leading officers throughout the Valley at a steady pace, Reid said, eventually stopping near Parthenia Street and Delco Avenue in Northridge. The area is near the home of an ex-in law, where his children were staying with a relative, Curreri said. Curreri said the relative and children were safely taken into police custody during the standoff, and the area was blocked off to traffic. Curreri said Rosales was “upset and depressed about the family situation — not being able to see his children.” SWAT officers broke a window of the camper and provided Rosales with a telephone in an effort to coax him into surrendering. However, he initially refused to come out, even after tear gas was introduced into the vehicle, Curreri said.last_img read more

Drunken vandals punch hole in Monet masterpiece

first_imgPARIS – Intruders, apparently drunk, broke into the Orsay Museum through a back door early Sunday and punched a hole in a renowned work by Impressionist painter Claude Monet, the French culture minister said. A surveillance camera caught a group of four to five people entering the museum, which houses a major collection of Impressionist art on the Left Bank of the French capital along the Seine River. An alarm sounded and the group left, but not before damaging an invaluable painting, “Le Pont d’Argenteuil,” Culture Minister Christine Albanel said. “We know there were four or five people, likely four boys and a girl, who entered around midnight to 1 a.m., broke a door that was, perhaps, fragile,” Albanel said. “It appears they were drunk. … Someone punched the magnificent masterpiece by Monet.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas Citylast_img read more

COUNCIL PLANS OVERHAUL OF ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT ROAD

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council has allocated €25,000 to introduce safety measures at one of the town’s most notorious accident blackspots.The area, known locally as Black’s Bridge at Glencar, has been the scene of more than 22 accidents in the past four years. Just a number of weeks ago, a car flipped onto its roof and the river miraculously escaped serious injury.Local town councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said the matter has been discussed and the council has promised to be pro-active on introducing safety-measures in the area.“The Council have informed me that they are in the process of upgrading and improving existing lining and signage in the area.“Reflective bollards have recently been erected along the kerbing to the bends on the upward approach. “The council are also compiling a road safety report which will include a measurement of the current speed of traffic in the area, a review of the recorded collision history and a summary of possible improvement measures,” he saidThis report will be made available to members for discussion as soon as it is available, said Colr Kavanagh. COUNCIL PLANS OVERHAUL OF ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT ROAD was last modified: February 25th, 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:accident blackspotColr JImmy Kavanaghglencarlast_img read more

Liquor stores blamed for debauchery

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Advocates for tough new regulations on older liquor stores made their case Tuesday to members of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization at a special meeting held at Pasadena City College. Chairman Jerome Horton, D-Los Angeles, convened the committee to discuss legislation from state Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, that would allow cities and counties to require liquor stores established before 1988 to conform with local land-use laws. Under state law, these “grandfathered” liquor stores can only be regulated by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, an agency the local leaders charge is both frustratingly slow to respond and operating under the influence of the alcohol industry. “This is about local control,” Pasadena Councilman Victor Gordo, one of about a half dozen city officials called to testify, told the committee. “This is no different (than) what we’ve done with gas stations and with billboards.” He added after the meeting, “We need to amend the government code to give municipalities control over an issue we live with every single day, an issue that has a severe impact on the quality of life of people in Pasadena and every other city in the state of California.” Scott introduced the bill in response to calls from the Pasadena City Council for authority to punish or curtail several nuisance liquor stores in Northwest Pasadena. The council was reacting to pleas from residents in the area of Summit Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard who said they have had it with drunks littering, loitering and urinating in front of their homes. One family brought pictures of a prostitute servicing a customer in the alley behind their home, blaming nearby liquor stores for drawing a criminal element to their neighborhood. Downtown business leaders had also raised concerns about a problem liquor store, now closed, on Holly Street in Old Pasadena. Lobbyists with the California Retailers and California Grocers associations oppose the Scott bill, calling it “a very dangerous and slippery slope” that erodes the protections afforded the majority of liquor stores because of a small minority of “bad actors.” “What we are trying to avoid,” Paul Smith, vice president of the California Grocers Association, said, “is city-by- city, county-by-county licensing.” Smith favors a law requiring ABC to arbitrate between cities and nuisance liquor stores in a timely manner. Representatives from ABC agreed, saying wholesale changes are unnecessary. gary.scott@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458last_img read more

Men’s Golf Gearing Up For Fifth Annual Zach Johnson Invitational

first_img The Drake University men’s golf team hosts the Zach Johnson Invitational on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the par-71 Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. The 54-hole event will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, and has a 12-team field including Bradley, Creighton, Green Bay, Loyola, Missouri State, North Dakota State, UNI, Omaha, South Dakota, Valparaiso, Western Illinois.The Bulldogs are coming off of a fourth-place finish in the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational, including medalist honors for junior Tim Lim who won a three-way playoff for his first career win and was named MVC Golfer of the Week. Lim’s win was fueled by a third-round 66, which is the lowest round by a Bulldog since last season, and the second-lowest since 2013. Senior Chase Wicklund also posted a top-five finish at the event, with a 54-hole total of 212 (72-69-71) to finish tied for fifth place.Following the Zach Johnson Invitational, Drake will head to Powell’s Point, N.C. for the ODU/Outer Banks Intercollegiate event, hosted by Old Dominion, on Oct. 20-22. Print Friendly Version Story Links Live Stats last_img read more

‘Facebook’ cleaners escape jail after ‘cleaning out’ victim’s house

first_imgTwo women who advertised a household cleaning service on Facebook but “cleaned” out a client’s house of almost €2,000 in personal items have escaped going to jail.Chloe Colsh and Anne Marie Dunphy appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with theft. The women had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges and have since paid compensation to the woman they robbed.Victim Carol Doherty came across the accused women at Letterkenny Bus station after they had cleaned out her house at Illistrin Little on March 4th, 2017.The victim noticed that the two women had some of her personal belongings with them.She confronted them and the women fled and when Ms Doherty returned to her home in Kilmacrennan, she discovered numerous items had been taken.The list included a Nintendo DS, a child’s gold ring, an Apple iPod, a silver necklace, a Google Nexus tablet and a Samsung camera.It was estimated that the stolen property was valued at up to €2,000 but some of the stolen items had since been recovered.The court heard that many of the items had been traded in locally at a shop.Ms Doherty tried to contact the two women through Facebook messenger but they blocked her messages.The pair, Colsh, aged 20, and Dunphy, aged 28, who are originally from the Midlands, moved to Donegal where they had an address together at Forest Park, Killygordon.Solicitor for the women, Mr Gordon Curley, said all compensation had now been paid to Ms Doherty.He said the women had come up with the scheme in order to make some money as they had none and that this was their first jobs.They advertised their services on Facebook and charged €25 per home.Judge Paul Kelly said having read the Probation Reports on both women and having heard all compensation was paid, he would apply the Probation Act in both cases.The court heard that another man involved in the case, who is understood to have sold on the property, will appear in court in September.‘Facebook’ cleaners escape jail after ‘cleaning out’ victim’s house was last modified: May 30th, 2018 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:cleanerscompensationcourtFacebookrobberylast_img read more

Body in Alviso confirmed as 49ers fan who vanished from Levi’s Stadium

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A body recovered Saturday from the waters near Alviso has been identified as the 49ers fan who disappeared after walking out of Levi’s Stadium during a Nov. 12 game, authorities said.Ian Powers, 32, of Spokane, Wash., was last seen at a San Francisco 49ers game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Nov. 12. (Courtesy of the Santa Clara Police Department)The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified Ian Powers, 32, as the person whose body was …last_img