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  • Side-events spice up All-Star Batangas stop

    first_imgThe cream of the PBA dead shots and dunk artists are all set to wow the crowd on Friday at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Philippines prevailed versus the Luzon All Stars in Lucena last year.The Batangas All-Star spectacle starts at 4 p.m. with the holding of the keenly awaited Obstacle Challenge, the Three-Point Shootout and the slam-dunk competition, in that order.Former MVP Asi Taulava leads the big men in the Obstacle Challenge.Sonny Thoss, Raymond Aguilar, JP Erram, Kelly Nabong, Russell Escoto, Ken Bono, Justin Chua, Aldrech Ramos, Beau Belga, Gabby Espinas and Yousef Taha are also entered in one of the highlight events in this PBA midseason classic presented by Phoenix Fuel with Phoenix Pulse Technology.Meanwhile, titleholder Allein Maliksi and former champs Terrence Romeo and James Yap will shoot for the three-point crown.ADVERTISEMENT Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Mindanao side turns back Gilas in PBA All-Star first leg 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Also in store for the fans in Batangas is a rare moment where PBA big men take part in the Obstacle Challenge—a skills event usually reserved for the smaller, quicker guys.These skills showpieces usher in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star series, pitting the Smart National Team versus the PBA Luzon All Stars.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 crownThe All-Star Game is set at 7 p.m. where coach Leo Austria has at his disposal Japeth Aguilar, Calvin Abueva, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Jason Castro, Stanley Pringle, Matthew Wright, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Arwind Santos, Ian Sangalang and Raymond Almazan as they challenge the national squad gearing up for the third window of the Fiba World Cup qualifiers.Donning the Smart Team Philippines jersey in Batangas are June Mar Fajardo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Terrence Romeo, Gabe Norwood, Jio Jalalon and Kiefer Ravena. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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  • Pringle on PH loss to Canada: ‘It’s on me’

    first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle took the blame for the Philippines’ heartbreaking loss to Canada on Monday in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup.The loss eliminated Gilas Pilipinas, which dropped to 1-2, from contention with Canada and Mongolia securing the top two spots in Pool C to advance into the quarterfinal round.ADVERTISEMENT Vitali Klitschko honors brother in his Hall of Fame moment LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The Canadians then, turned to Michael Linklater, who scored his team’s last three points capped by a driving layup against Gilas big man Christian Standhardinger with three seconds left to win the game.Pogoy missed a potential game-winning long ball as time expired.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 “It’s on me,” Pringle said following the Philippines’ 20-19 loss.The Filipinos trailed big early before rallying behind Roger Pogoy, who caught fire late.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 crownPogoy finished with a game-high 10 points, including eight straight that put Gilas ahead, 18-16, with 1:14 remaining.Canada pulled within one on a basket by Jermaine Bucknor with under a minute left but with a chance to create needed separation, Pringle was defended well and was called for a shot clock violation. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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  • United stutters to scoreless draw vs Valencia after arriving late

    first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ManU forward Romelu Lukaku reacts during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Valencia at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)MANCHESTER, England— Manchester United’s players got stuck in traffic and never really got going on the field, either, in a 0-0 draw with Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday.Kickoff was delayed by five minutes because United’s team bus encountered heavy traffic on the way to the ground. The bus arrived just 45 minutes before the scheduled start time of the Group H game.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Real Madrid on worst goalless run in 12 years with CSKA loss This time, though, it was for a home game and the incident could be viewed by critics as symptomatic of the commotion engulfing England’s biggest team amid its struggles under Mourinho.After a week when United lost to both second-tier Derby County in the English League Cup and then West Ham in the Premier League, Mourinho was looking for a reaction from his players and said before the match that “it’s time for the people on the pitch to show them that they love the club as much as the fans.”He didn’t really get one.“We have to stand tall. We’re going through a tough patch and we’re the only ones who can turn it around,” United defender Chris Smalling said. “The dressing room is united. We’re sticking together to make sure we turn it around.”A late rally failed to yield a goal that would have secured a second straight win for United in group play. The English club is in second place on four points, two behind Juventus which heads to Old Trafford for the teams’ third match in three weeks.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Coach Jose Mourinho said United was late because police “refused” to give the team bus an escort.“We left the hotel at 6 o’clock, hopeful that 30 minutes would be enough, which it normally is,” Mourinho said. “The police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves. It took 75 minutes from the hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The referee was nice to allow us to start the game five minute late.”United has a history of turning up late for matches — they have done so a number of times in the Premier League, including for back-to-back matches in London against Tottenham and then West Ham in 2016. Even if the desire was there for United, the quality was lacking. One moment late in the first half summed up the paucity of attacking quality: Eric Bailly, United’s center back, chested down a loose ball, took a quick look around then tried a highly ambitious effort from 45 meters that unsurprisingly looped well wide of goal.Valencia looked more dangerous and sprightly going forward, especially down the left and in behind United right back Antonio Valencia, but didn’t have the cutting edge to match its build-up play.Familiar cries of “attack, attack, attack” came from United supporters at the start of the second half, and the home team did pile on the pressure in the final half-hour with Romelu Lukaku having a curling effort turned aside and Valencia’s defenders producing last-gasp challenges to block close-range shots.In the 85th minute, Marcus Rashford — United’s best attacker on the night — sent in a fiercely struck free kick that crashed against the crossbar and bounced away from danger.Lukaku wasted United’s final chance, heading over at a corner.“The players tried. They raised the level of their efforts,” Mourinho said. “They raised the level of their intensity in spite of the fact we don’t have many with that intensity.”“Our attacking players,” he added, “aren’t in their best moments of confidence and individual level.”Valencia earned its first point of group play and is in third place. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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  • Running and music go together for 12,000 Filipinos who joined this year’s The Music Run by Philam Vitality

    first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Vasyl Lomachenko returns from injury in lightweight unification bout No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Saudis cut loose at rave-like event PLAY LIST 01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew That’s an equation that a lot of Filipinos apparently subscribe to as some 12,000 individuals joined this year’s The Music Run last November in the Filinvest Event Grounds in Alabang.The sold out running event is proof that music can turn what otherwise could be a monotonous activity into something fun and exciting-something to look forward to.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe only international running event that gets participants pumping to the beat as they run, this year’s The Music Run is the third in as many years. The race was spearheaded by Philam Vitality, the game-changing wellness program of Philam Life.“Philam Vitality is making healthy living more accessible through The Music Run. It’s the perfect platform to encourage people to get started on their wellness journey, with everyone just enjoying the run while grooving to the music,” said Leo Tan, Philam Life Chief Marketing Officer.Participants ran to the beat to finish their 5K and 10K races. There were timed runs for a more challenging activity, as well as the easy and fun category. While runners worked the track, music fueled their stride, pumping energy for maximum performance.Once runners reached the finish line, every one grooved to the music of local bands Imago and December Avenue, as well as Australian radiohouse DJ Sam Withers.“[The Music Run] is one of the ways we help people achieve little wins, where we make them experience how fun being active can be without too much effort. With such a fun activity to get them started, encouraging them to live healthier, longer and better lives becomes so much easier,” Tan said.The course was divided into different inspiration zones that kept the runners pumped with various activities as they passed through. Event participants-and their companions-got a taste of the Philam Vitality journey, with booths at the pre-race area and the different tunnels in the course.Philam Vitality also rewarded lucky raffle winners with spa gift certificates and trips to Sumilon, Cebu and Bali, Indonesia, as well as Toby’s gift certificates and Garmin watches.Among those who joined the run were Philam Life’s brand ambassadors Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico and Wil Dasovich, whose lifestyles easily make them fitspirations to everyone.With the record-breaking number of participants, it’s safe to say that the next Music Run is bound to be much bigger still. Philam Life is definitely on the right track to motivating Filipinos to start-and stay the course-on their fitness journey.For more information, visit Philam Life’s website at philamlife.com, Philam Life’s Facebook page, or contact them through email at philamlife@aia.com or through landline at (02)528-2000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img MOST READ ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

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  • Tony Parker in triumphant San Antonio return as Hornets down Spurs

    first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Just as he first did as a 19-year-old rookie with the Spurs, the slippery point guard juked past defenders and drove the paint probing for layups or open teammates. His driving layup put the Hornets up 82-79 with 8:15 remaining.“That was vintage Tony,” Borrego said. “We’ve seen that before many times in this building.”Parker exited shortly after that and did not return until fans demanded it by chanting his name again with 17.6 seconds left. Borrego, a former Spurs assistant, granted their wish and put Parker in amid loud cheers that continued until he came out.“I thought they supported Tony, like I expected,” San Antonio point guard Derrick White said. “He did great things for the organization. It’s well deserved. Definitely good to see him. Wish him the best.”Parker had a long embrace with Popovich following the game as fans cheered.The Spurs’ ideology has stuck with Parker, who jokingly got angry with his teammates after the win.“They wanted it bad,” Parker said. “Before the game they were like, ‘We’re going to do this for you Tony, you deserve it.’ They played so hard that after the game I’m like, ‘Why don’t we play like that every road game? Come on guys.’”The jubilation in the stands came despite a rough night for the hometown team.The Spurs opened the game on an 11-3 run but the Hornets followed with a 25-7 spurt to take their first double-digit lead at 28-18.San Antonio struggled offensively, with two of its top five scorers, Rudy Gay and Marco Belinelli, both out with injuries. Charlotte Hornets guard, and former San Antonio Spurs player, Tony Parker, left, talks with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge before an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO— The fans in San Antonio didn’t care too much about a rare home loss. They only wanted to shower Tony Parker with love and appreciation.Parker gave them plenty to cheer about, just as he did for 17 seasons with the Spurs.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Fil-am guard Joshua Munzon top pick in 2019 PBA D-League draft Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ White finished with 18 points, and DeMar DeRozan and Davis Bertans each had 14 for the Spurs.TIP-INSHornets: The team’s previous win in San Antonio came on Nov. 15, 2006. … Parker and Michael Jordan are the only players to compete against the team they won four championships with. Jordan faced Chicago while with Washington and Charlotte, a franchise he now owns. … Borrego received a warm ovation during pregame introductions. He served on Popovich’s staff from 2003-10 and again from 2015-18 before joining the Hornets.Spurs: Gay missed his fifth straight game with a sprained left wrist and 10th overall due to injury or rest. … Belinelli missed his second game of the season after hyperextending his knee during a 122-112 loss at Oklahoma City on Saturday. He previously sat out with a stiff neck on Dec. 2.WELCOME HOME, TOOParker wasn’t the only one who enjoyed a triumphant return. Borrego defeated his friend and mentor, Popovich.“It was special in many ways,” Borrego said. “Just to see (Popovich) first of all. Just to hear his voice, give him a hug, that was most important. This is a basketball game. We do our best, we compete, but there’s a lot of love here. Just great to see him. He’s been a great encouragement for me. I know he’s happy for us.”UP NEXTHornets: Host the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night.Spurs: At the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 28 points and 10 rebounds, but they could not muster enough energy as Parker made his emotional return.“Just to see him embraced and loved tonight, and he helped us as well,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “A pillar of this community, a pillar of the San Antonio Spurs organization forever. I think it’s a pretty good ending to a fun night.”The Spurs honored Parker before the game with a two-minute video of his career highlights in San Antonio, including being drafted with the 28th pick in 2001 and his four NBA championships with the team. After the video, the Spurs’ retired jerseys appeared on the video monitors and an empty spot in the rafters was shown to signify Parker’s future place among them. The crowd roared in appreciation, chanting “Tony! Tony! Tony!”“I expected nothing less,” said Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who considers Parker like a son. “Tony is a wonderful human being. He was a great player for us and he deserved all the love that he received, that’s for sure.”The cheers continued when Parker entered the game for the first time with 4:50 remaining in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Kemba Walker scored 33 points and Parker enjoyed a triumphant return to San Antonio as the Charlotte Hornets beat the Spurs 108-93 on Monday night, snapping their seven-game home winning streak.“Draining mentally, emotionally, it was just an awesome night,” Parker said. “Just want to thank the fans. The way they reacted tonight was just unbelievable. Love, and I appreciate everything. It was just a great memory and a great night for me that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissParker had eight points, four assists, three rebounds and no turnovers in his first game back in San Antonio after signing with the Hornets during the offseason.Jeremy Lamb added 19 points and Marvin Williams had 11 for Charlotte, which ended a three-game skid. The Hornets also stopped an 11-game slide in San Antonio. LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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  • Michelle Cobb, La Salle thump Adamson

    first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion La Salle made quick work of Adamson, 25-16, 25-21 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Rookie Jolina dela Cruz led all scorers with 10 points while Michelle Cobb dished out 25 excellent sets for the Lady Spikers, who rolled to 2-0 to start the season after beating fierce rival Ateneo in their first game on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying NU posts first win, beats UE in 3 sets behind Ivy Lacsina’s 18 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. La Salle has now won 12 straight wins dating back to last season.But DLSU head coach Ramil de Jesus said his team still has to iron out some kinks including the players’ communication on the floor which was evident in the second set after allowing the Lady Falcons to make a push.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“There are still situations where they fail to adjust and commit errors and perhaps it’s because of their lack of communication inside the court,” said de Jesus, whose squad blew a 17-11 lead in the second set as Adamson pulled within a point, 22-21.Des Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya added nine points each for La Salle while May Luna chipped in eight. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Bernadette Flora and Mary Joy Dacoron scored nine points apiece for the Lady Falcons, who fell to 0-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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  • Harvey Carey hits milestone, plays 700 games with TNT

    first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 “I’m very fortunate to stay with the franchise,” said Carey who was also named to the PBA Mythical Second Team in 2003 and the PBA All-Defensive Team in 2007.Carey is also the only player left in the TNT team that won the 2003 Philippine Cup.The 6-foot-3’s bruiser admiration for the KaTropa is enough satisfaction for him and he plans to one day retire with the franchise that selected him nearly two decades ago.“I could never imagine myself playing for anybody else, I love TNT, I’ve grown roots with them and hopefully this is where I’m going to retire.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Godfrey Okumu on Lady Maroons tailspin: I believe we still have a fight in us Carey joined elite loyalty after he played in 700 games for the KaTropa joining legends Alvin Patrimonio and Mark Caguioa as the only three players in PBA history to appear in as many games for a single club.It’s also a double blessing for Carey as the KaTropa easily took care of Blackwater, 127-89, at Ynares Center in Antipolo for their third straight win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s really fortunate that I’ve been pretty much injury-free except for my second year in the league,” said Carey who was the no.4 overall pick in the 2003 draft. “It’s a milestone and I just try to come in every day and just work hard.”Carey has had a stellar career with TNT having won seven titles and being named to the PBA All-Star game on 2011. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MANILA, Philippines—Harvey Carey may have played just 11 minutes in TNT KaTropa’s previous game in the PBA Philippine Cup but those several ticks on the clock meant much more.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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  • OSIWA Steps in with 3 Pickups to Fight Ebola

    first_img“It is our hope that these vehicles will be used for the intended purpose in order to save the lives of people infected by the deadly Ebola virus,” said Madam Crayton.Receiving the keys for the vehicles from Madam Crayton, Health Minister Dr. Gwenigale  said he is overjoyed for the donation by OSIWA and the FORD Foundation. “Part of the challenges we have in dealing with this Ebola crisis is the lack of adequate logistics. We have limited transportation to move materials and people from one place to another and these pickups are coming in at the time when all of the counties are asking us for transport,” he said.“I extend thanks and appreciation, on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to the representatives of FORD Foundation and the OSIWA family for this timely gesture.” Minister Gwenigalie instructed that though it was the Ministry of Health that signed the grant agreement with the FORD Foundation and OSIWA, the vehicles are for Ebola response and they must be used for that purpose. The Health Minister also instructed his Assistant Minister for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyenswah, to work with General Services Agency (GSA) Director General Madam Mary Broh to ensure that the vehicles are registered as government property. “And it must be noted that we have received these items and they must be used for the purpose for which they are intended.” The Health Minister immediately turned the keys over to Assistant Minister Tolbert Nyenswah who in turn thanked OSIWA and the FORD Foundation for the timely gesture. “We thank OSIWA and FORD Foundation and wish to note here that we are strategically putting all mechanisms into place in the various counties to deal with this Ebola crisis.I am happy that you have made this donation this morning because it will help ease some of the logistical challenges facing the Ministry of Health and the Ebola Task Force, including the government,” said Minister Nyenswah. He observed that there is mounting pressure on the Ministry of Health from the various counties for vehicles and other suppliers. “The request for supplies is enormous because we have people taking care of the treatment unit, ambulance crew, community awareness crew and those taking care of the dead, amongst many others,” Nyenswah added.Present at the ceremony was Deputy Health Minister Matthew T. K. Flomo and the Coordinator of the Ebola Task Force, Mr. Dorbor Jallah. Also present was Deputy Police Director for Operations Col. Abraham Kromah, while on the OSIWA team was the Program Coordinator Madam Jackie M. Eastman, Administrative and Finance Associate Mr. Rufus Ballah and the driver Mr. Julius Ke-Leay.       The deadly Ebola virus has already killed over 1,089 people in Liberia alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. It said that the virus has killed over 2,100 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria and infected over 4,000 people in West Africa. Ebola has no known cure, but the US-made experimental Zmapp drug is being tested on patients and showing positive signs, health experts said.OSIWA is part of the larger Open Society Foundations global network and one of four foundations in Africa. The Foundation is a grant-giving and advocacy foundation that works in ten countries in the region (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone).OSIWA focuses on three programmatic areas — political governance, economic governance, law, justice and human rights. Its goals are to help improve government institutions by making them stronger and more accountable to their citizens; to help ensure public service delivery and an equitable distribution and transparent management of natural resources ; and to help promote respect for human rights and rule of law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the FORD Foundation on Tuesday, September 09, donated three brand new Ford Express pickups to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to help with the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. Value at about US$105,000, the three vehicles were hand delivered to Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale at the MOHSW in Congo Town. Presenting the keys to Dr. Gwenigalie, the OSIWA-Liberia  country officer, Madam Massa S. S. Crayton, said the donation was the FORD Foundation and OSIWA’s way of answering a national call to kick Ebola out of Liberia. She also said the donation of the vehicles is part of OSIWA and FORD’s Ebola response. The OSIWA Country Officer expressed the hope that the vehicles would be used for the intended purpose during the Ebola crisis for contact tracing, transportation and other Ebola-activities being carry out by the Ministry of Health and the Ebola Task Force.last_img read more

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  • Guyanese gunned down in Trinidad

    first_imgOne man was killed and another critically injured in a shooting incident in San Fernando on Monday.The dead man was identified as Guyanese Kemraj Persad, 30, a construction worker, of Hummingbird Avenue, Duncan Village.Eyewitnesses said Persad, another man identified as Sean Boodoo, and the shooter were having drinks and liming at an apartment when an argument broke out and the suspect shot the two men.Dead: Kemraj PersadBoodoo, who also lived at the same apartment, was shot in the chest and was listed in critical condition in San Fernando General Hospital last night.A villager said he heard three explosions and thought it was fire crackers. He said he saw a man running up the road with blood on his chest.Police said the shooter escaped in a car.Residents said the men have been renting the apartment for over a year. Another tenant, Kumar Shivprashad, pleaded for financial help to send Persad’s body back to Guyana as he came from a poor family.ASP Rawle Ramdeo, Insp Don Gajadhar, PC Doray and other officers of the San Fernando CID Task Force and Homicide Bureau visited the scene.So far 149 people have been killed for this year. (Trinidad Guardian)last_img read more

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  • 10-year-old struck down by minibus

    first_imgA ten-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital on Sunday morning after he was struck by a minibus at Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The boy, yet to be identified, is said to be in critical condition at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the incident occurred at around 09:00h. The vehicle in which the boy was travelling was headed to Parika, East Bank Demerara (EBE).Ranks at the Leonora Police Station confirmed the accident.The boy reportedly was in the back of a Canter when it had stopped and he jumped out and attempted to cross the road. A minibus passing at the time heading in the same direction struck him.According to eyewitnesses, as a result of the impact, the child was flung some distance away.One eyewitness revealed what transpired to this publication: “I was sitting by that shop and I wasn’t really paying attention. Out of nowhere I heard this loud bam! And when I get up and check, I saw the boy lying in that grass corner. People start to run out and they pick him up. When I went and look at him, his head buss up.”Reports are that the boy’s head was partly crushed as a result of the impact.He was rushed by public spirited persons to the hospital in an unconscious manner.Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy, however, it was revealed that the driver of the minibus was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.The driver of the canter is also assisting the Police with investigations.last_img read more

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