GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “It’s not easy to play teams that are dedicated at defending, but the effort was good and of course the players gave everything,” said Ceres coach Risto Vidakovic. “But there’s a lot of things we have to improve. We have to be more patient when we build up. But the most important thing is that we got the goal and did not concede any goal.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Busmen jacked up their tally to seven points from three matches, three clear of Singapore’s Home United, which suffered a 2-3 loss to Boeung Ket in Cambodia last Tuesday night. Shan and Boeung Ket have three points each, but the Myanmar champions are ahead on goal difference. Only the top team in the group is guaranteed of a spot in the ASEAN zone semifinals. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The Busmen piled up the pressure and on 73 minutes, nearly found the opener when Maranon was left unmarked inside the six yard box on a free kick but his inexplicably headed wide. Reichelt finally scored after Thiha Zau’s clearance bounced off the post, allowing the substitute to slidehome from a tough angle.It was 2-0 four minutes later, this time with Mike Ott’s pace and trickery on the left allowing Maranon to slot home as the Busmen finished with a flourish. “They deserved the win,” said Shan United coach Soe Myat Min. “My players gave all out effort, but they made two mistakes in the second half and in those mistakes we conceded two goals. We can learn from this (loss).”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Racela, TNT looking for more improvements to roster Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Ceres dominated the first half, but can’t seem to find a way against a stubborn Shan United defense, which proved equal to the hosts’ every attack early on.The first clear chance came in the 18th minute when Stephan Schrock laid the ball off for Maranon, who turned, but had his effort deflected to the path of Shan goalkeeper Su Ya Thi. Six minutes later, Ott skipped past a challenge, but rifled his effort into the side netting. On 38 minutes, Maranon found himself unmarked inside the area after good play from Takumi Uesato and Schrock, but the Spanish striker inexplicably missed the target. In need of some invention and dynamism, Vidakovic sent in Junior Munoz and Reichelt for Uesato and Sean Kane as the Busmen reverted to their usual formation with Omid Nazari now at central defense with Carlie De Murga and Super Herrera at left back. Munoz proved lively going forward, while Reichelt was a constant threat on the right. But the visitors continued to frustrate Ceres in front of 4230 home fans. ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Bienve Maranon was on target anew for Ceres Negros. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Mymy AlagabanBACOLOD CITY – Substitute Patrick Reichelt and Bienvenido Maranon found the back of the net in the second half as reigning ASEAN zone champion Ceres Negros turned back Shan United of Myanmar, 2-0, last Tuesday night to keep top spot in Group F of the AFC Cup at Panaad Stadium. Hardly given space in the attacking third for most of the clash, the Busmen’s persistence was finally rewarded via Reichelt’s 79th minute goal, before a moment of brilliance from Mike Ott set up Maranon for the second goal that finally sealed maximum points for the hosts. ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
LISCR striker Urey celebrates his goal against Keitrace FC. FA Cup title holders LISCR FC have been drawn against third division side Stages FC in the second round of the knockout competition.Both teams were paired yesterday during an open draw held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Stages FC, debutants in the competition, advanced to the second round following their 2-1 victory over Brewereville FC in the first round.It will be a difficult task for the debutants to upset the holders who are upbeat to retain their title.Holders LISCR began their title defense on a slow pace after narrowly defeating Mighty Barrolle FC in the first round.LISCR’s striker Mark Paye scored the lone goal in the first half to secure the team’s slot in the second round.In other pairings, after narrowly edging out third division side Junior Lonestar FC- Liberia, first division outfit Watanga FC will battle third division championship outfit Muscat FC.Muscat FC reached the second round after a 2-1 win against Zubah United.Second division top side FC Bea Mountain will be hoping to continue their outstanding form when they meet first division Nimba United.FC Bea Mountain, based in Grand Cape Mount, have a remarkable start in the knockout campaign after thrashing Mighty Blue Angels 4-0 in the first round.Opponents Nimba United booked their place in the second round after defeating Small Town FC 3-1 at the ATS on Friday, September 14.In the other pairings, the winners from Tony FC vs LPRC Oilers will face former knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries.Oilers and Tony FC will play the remaining minutes of the first round match that was postponed due to bad weather. Oilers were in the lead after 29 minutes in the game.All the matches will be played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Full DrawWednesday, September 19, 2018NPA Anchors vs. Ambassadors FC – 10:00 AMFC Bea Mountain vs Nimba United – 12:00 PMWatanga vs Muscat FC – 2:00 PMNimba Kwado vs Jubilee FC – 4:00 PMThursday, September 20, 2018LPRC/TONY FC vs Monrovia Club Breweries -10:00 AMZion Young Defenders vs Paynesville FC- 12:00 PMPepper FC vs BYC -2:00 PMLISCR FC vs Stages FC- 4:00 PMShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bertrand Traore nets the opening goal for Chelsea Chelsea secured their first win of pre-season in emphatic fashion on Wednesday evening, overcoming Austrian side Wolfsberger AC by a three-goal margin.Having been beaten 2-0 by Rapid Vienna in Antonio Conte’s first game in charge, the Italian will have been much more pleased by this performance, as not only were there three goals, but the Blues also kept a clean sheet.The team selected by Conte is still missing a number of first-team stars, so fans were treated to a showing from some of the brightest talents to come through the academy system.And it was three of those starlets who scored the goals, with Bertrand Traore, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah all netting in the victory.All three players are attempting to impress Conte during pre-season, with hopes to make it into his first-team squad for the coming Premier League campaign.You can watch all three goals below… 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card It took the lifelong friends $1 million to start up the online venture, a high-tech take on the fairly traditional world of driver education. The partners have been in the traffic school industry since high school, but have now branched out into the tricky world of teaching kids how to drive. In a few months, they expect to turn their novel side project into a money-making endeavor. The services aren’t cheap – $79 for online instruction, $399 for the complete program and $579 for an expanded one that teaches freeway and canyon driving. But while parents have to shell out a considerable amount for the training, those such as Anat Azencot, a Woodland Hills mom who works in the mortgage business, say it’s worth the cost. Tech seems to work better for the cell-phone-toting, iPod-listening, Xbox-playing generation, even if it costs more. “I felt like I could get it done a lot faster (online), and I did,” said Anat Azencot’s daughter Daniella, 16, a 10th-grader at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. “Since I’ve got schoolwork and everything, I thought I could do this instead of sitting in a classroom.” The company received its license from the Department of Motor Vehicles last April, enabling it to provide instructor and behind-the-wheel training, driving-education classes and the student license program. Normally, students need 25 hours of classroom training before they can take the permit test, but as an unrestricted-time alternative, the DMV allows home study and Internet-based courses so long as they teach the same concepts. With an additional six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction and 50 hours of driving with a licensed driver above the age of 25, permit holders such as Daniella Azencot can take the test to become fully licensed. She raced through the course in less than five hours, slicing considerable time off a process that used to take weeks. She expects to take the driver test in May after taking lessons from the company’s behind-the-wheel division. NORTH HILLS – Eric Creditor still squirms a little when he remembers learning to drive. The little, crummy cars, the stuffy lecture hall, the droning on and on about safe stopping distances and when to pump the brakes. It was not an experience that warmed his teenage heart. “One of my instructors was my ninth-grade history teacher,” he recalled, with a twinge of bitterness in his normally upbeat voice. “He was 80 years old and everyone hated him. He was a terrible history teacher and even worse as a driving teacher.” As the co-founder of his own driving school, Creditor takes a different approach. When he and his business partner Chris Kramer started Drivers Ed Direct last summer, they did away with the photocopied tests, the cheesy videos and the lectures. They even gave the classroom the boot. Taking instruction out of a classroom and into the animated, interactive realm, Creditor and Kramer offer online instruction through their Web site, DriversEdDirect.com. This serves a statewide audience and extends into behind-the-wheel training for Valley residents. Plans are currently in the works to expand to Glendale and the Westside in the summer, then on to Ventura County and Santa Clarita in 2007. Drivers Ed Direct has an unusual fleet of cars, as well, consisting solely of hybrid vehicles. The company is in the process of testing video recorders in two of its Toyota Priuses that will provide DVDs to students and parents to show their mistakes and successes post-lesson. One thing the company lacks, for the moment, is “Red Asphalt,” the oddly classic staple of many driving courses. Though Creditor said the firm is considering adding an online link to the shock video, which aims to scare young motorists into meeker driving with its scenes of bad driving and its related highway death, company President Jimmy Leach thinks the younger generation needs interactivity, rather than fear. “Kids are hit from all directions about how dangerous driving is,” said Leach. “They don’t need another video to tell them that drinking and driving is a bad idea.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 email@example.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A long-predicted, fast-moving winter storm blew into the Southland Friday afternoon, dumping rain across the region. Fairly hard rain was reported in the valleys, while lighter rain began to fall in the Los Angeles basin, causing the usual slick conditions on freeways and traffic delays. In Rosemead, wet roads were further tied up by a power outage that knocked out traffic signals on Rosemead and Valley boulevards. A Southern California Edison spokeswoman said 701 customers lost power at about 8:15 p.m. At least one Edison transformer blew out, causing spectacular flashes of light visible from the San Bernardino (10) Freeway. It was not known late Friday what caused the blackout. The rain is expected to continue into tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Bands of showers, bringing periods of light to moderate precipitation, will move across the region, according to a NWS report. Up to 1 inch of rain could fall today, along with about 6inches of snow in the mountains. But it won’t be a lot of rain and it won’t be for long, said Bill Hoffer, of the Weather Service. The Weather Service predicted that a brief lull in the rain was possible this morning, but more rain would hit the area and continue through tonight as a cold front approaches from the north. Hoffer said most of the activity will be in the mountains, where cool temperatures could cause snow levels to fall to 3,000 feet, and possibly as low as 2,000 feet, with 6 to 12inches of snow possible. Accumulating snow and dense fog will impact travel on Interstate 5 north of Santa Clarita, over the Tejon Pass, and through the Highway 14 corridor and the Escondido summit, especially tonight.
A suspected raider who threatened to burn out all the witnesses to burglaries on a Buncrana housing estate has been released on bail.Out on bail – Jonathan Gibson.Jonathon Gibson will now live just a “stones throw” away from the houses he allegedly burgled last weekend. Gibson, who was charged with a number of offences at the Cloncool estate in Buncrana where he was living, will now reside at another estate nearby with his partner.Gibson appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday facing a total of sixteen charges including burglary, trespassing, criminal damage, theft and interfering with cars.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said he was looking for bail for his client but this was strongly objected to by Garda Inspector Michael Harrison.He said the accused had made two serious threats towards witnesses in the case while in the company of detectives when arrested last Saturday.Detective Garda Bernard Mullins told the court he was with Gibson in the waiting room of Letterkenny General Hospital on Saturday last.Detective Mullins said he made notes of the conversation and that Gibson threatened he would “burn out all the witnesses” when he got the book of evidence.While in the patrol car he also allegedly said that he would pipe-bomb “all the witnesses in Cloncool Park.”Gibson shouted that this was a lie and was asked to sit down in court.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said that was it not the case that his client was under the influence of drugs or drink and that it was a different man that was before the court today.“I would suggest that was a throwaway remark and was off the rictor scale,” said Mr Dillon.Detective Mullins said he accepted that Gibson appeared to be ‘coming down’ off of whatever he was on but could not say what his intentions wereThe court heard that Gibson had a range of previous offences including two of arson but none involving explosives.Judge Paul Kelly said he was granting bail on a number of conditions.These include that Gibson sign on daily at Buncrana Garda station, that he keep a curfew and not go out between 10pm and 8am, that he not enter Cloncool Park and that he stay away from any witnesses in the case.The case was adjourned until May 19th for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.MAN WHO THREATENED TO PIPE-BOMB WITNESSES IN BUNCRANA BURGLARIES CASE GIVEN BAIL was last modified: February 18th, 2014 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:buncranaburglarCloncool ParkDonegal courtJonathan GibsonJudge Paul Kelly
LETTERKENNY Institute of Technology have been handed a home draw in the quarter-finals of the Umbro Colleges Cup.The draw took place at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday.Shane Byrne’s LyIT were given a home tie against Colaiste Stiofan Naofa. The teams have met before in the competition with LYIT being victorious in the past in 2006, most notably, winning the finals that year 2-0.LyIT’s Paddy Gallagher is the Competition Secretary and was present for the draw, alongside Colleges FA Chairman, Padraig Carney and the Third Level Colleges League Coordinator, Mark Scanlon, were present to make the draw with Paddy Gallagher, LYIT, present in his capacity as Competition Secretary.LYIT’s nearest rivals in the competition, IT Sligo, secured a bye to the semi finals stages.In the run up to the cup competition , which will be played on the week commencing 6th February 2017, LyIT will also have a league quarter final against NUI Galway, and that game will proceed on the week before, – 28th January 2107 LyIT again willl have a home tie, courtesy of topping the league Division 1 table. Home draw for LYIT in Colleges Cup quarter-final was last modified: December 14th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:LYIT
Some shot! DempseyDempsey Mc Guigan has once again improved the Donegal and Ulster record in he hammer throwing out to 66-62 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University.He returns home from his university base in the United States shortly and will chase further improvement in the season ahead in Europe.This is the second Ulster record by a Finn Valley athlete in 7 days John Kelly having set new mark in shot earlier in week. DEMPSEY DOES IT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER RECORD HAMMER THROW was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Dempsey McGuiganFinn Valley Athletics Club
Fulham want highly-rated Watford youngster Sean Murray, according to The Sun on Sunday.The 18-year-old winger signed a new three-year contract at Vicarage Road only last month.A number of clubs have watched him this season, with Everton also said to be interested in signing him.Meanwhile, QPR want to replace Shaun Wright-Phillips with Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, the Sunday Mirror say.It is claimed that Rovers will demand £5m compensation for Hoilett, who will be out-of-contract this summer but is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer.Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is said to have told manager Mark Hughes that he can move for Hoilett, 21, if the club stay in the Premier League.And Chelsea are keen to sign Everton youngster Ross Barkley for £10m this summer and then loan him back to the Merseysiders for next season, according to The People.It is claimed Chelsea are optimistic about their chances of doing a deal for the 18-year-old, who signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park in December.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Sorghum is one of Africa’s staple foods,and may have been sustaining thecontinent’s people for longer thaninitially thought.(Image: Wikimedia)MEDIA CONTACTS • Julio MercaderUniversity of Calgary+1 403 220 4856Janine ErasmusNew research suggests that early humans in Africa may have consumed grains and cereals much earlier than was previously thought – in fact, over 100 000 years ago.The generally accepted idea is that our Homo sapiens ancestors existed on meat, nuts, fruit, roots and vegetables, with cereals entering the picture a mere 20 000 years ago.This is because the preparation of cereal in order to make it palatable takes special techniques and skill, including roasting over high heat, or grinding into flour prior to baking.To date scientists have associated cereal consumption with the introduction of farming some 10 000 years ago, although in 2004 ancient barley and wheat grain residue was found on a 22 000-year-old grinding stone at the Upper Palaeolithic site of Ohalo II on the southwest shore of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. At the time the grains represented the oldest known sign of food processing.Sorghum, a staple food in many African countries and other developing nations, has now been found amongst 100 000-year-old tools in the Ngalue cave, situated along the shores of Lake Malawi in Mozambique. The grain, which originated in Egypt, is actually a genus of various species of grass, and is used in flours, breads, porridges and alcoholic beverages.The discovery was made by Julio Mercader, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Tropical Archaeology at Calgary University’s Department of Archaeology.Mercader revealed his findings during December 2009 in leading peer-reviewed research journal Science, a 130-year-old publication of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The article was titled Mozambican Grass Seed Consumption during the Middle Stone Age.Stone Age bakingMercader and his colleagues, including scientists from Mozambique and South Africa, recently found various stone tools in a layer of sediment that built up in the limestone cave between 42 000 and 105 000 years ago, across a 60 000-year-long span of human habitation. Although the tools have not been dated, it is likely that the oldest ones, those buried deepest, match the age of the layer itself.Ngalue’s sedimentary layer, wrote Mercader, has five sections. The team focused on the so-called Middle Beds, which hold evidence of a Middle Stone Age industry with tools, animal bones and plant remains. The cave lies along the ancient route of modern human dispersal through Africa and could prove important in gaining more understanding of human habits of the time.Initially the team were looking for tuber remains, since the fleshy roots were an important part of the Stone Age diet. The starch residue found on the 70 tools analysed showed that the Stone Age kitchen contained the African wine palm and false banana or ensete – an important root crop – as well as pigeon peas, wild oranges, and the medicinal African potato, which is a corm rather than a tuber.However, almost 90% of the residue came from sorghum. While the findings don’t conclusively prove that the people of the time ate sorghum, Mercader argues that it had to be used for something specific, as people deliberately brought it into their dwellings. The simplest and most logical explanation is that it was a food item.“This happened during the Middle Stone Age,” he said, “a time when the collecting of wild grains has conventionally been perceived as an irrelevant activity and not as important as that of roots, fruit and nuts.”Starch use an evolutionary turning pointMercader’s discovery has led to some discussion among other experts, who claim that because the sorghum residue was found on tools such as drills, which are not used in the preparation of food, it could just as easily have been used as bedding or kindling.They do agree, however, that the study is interesting because it shows that early humans relied on more from the plant kingdom than just roots and tubers as they went about their daily lives.The consumption of starch is thought to represent a crucial step in human evolution, because through its use the quality of the early human diet improved significantly.“The inclusion of cereals in our diet is considered an important step in human evolution,” said Mercader, “because of the technical complexity and the culinary manipulation required to turn grains into staples.”