Gilas Pilipinas bows to Australia in Fiba World qualifiers

first_imgMOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootout Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gilas’ 30-25 advantage midway through the second quarter was its time to hold the lead as the Boomers went on a 12-2 run to cap off the first half and take a 37-32 lead heading into the break.Australia continued its dominance up until the fourth quarter and took a 70-49 lead with Matthew Hodgson capping off a 16-1 run for the Boomers at the 8:19 mark of the period.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 folkGilas got hammered down in the post with Australia outrebounding the Filipinos 16-7 in the offensive glass and 50-30 in total.Free throws were also a concern for the Philippines, who played sans injured star guard Jayson Castro, as it went 7-of-19 from the line while Australia went 25-of-32. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending 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 Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines had its unbeaten run snapped after bowing to the undefeated Australians, 84-68, in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers Thursday.The Filipinos, who put on a tough stand early before breaking down, dropped to second at 2-1 in Group B while Australia seized the top spot with a 3-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings June Mar Fajardo, the only Filipino to finish in double figures, led Gilas with 15 points while Matthew Wright and Andray Blatche combined for 17 points.Australia had four players finish in double digits with Cameron Gliddon leading the Boomers with 16 points while John Brandt had 13.Mitchell Creek and Kevin Lisch rounded out the top scorers for Australia with 12 points apiece.Up next for Gilas Pilipinas is Japan on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Reopening of Kara Kara toll booth still on the cards – Linden Mayor

first_img…fees to be increased for out-of-town vehiclesWhile the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) is anticipating the re-opening of the Kara Kara toll booth to secure much-needed revenue, Mayor Carwyn Holland believes that the process is a slow one.Linden Mayor Carwyn HollandDuring an interview on Friday, Holland told this publication that several things needed to be put in place at the site which would have to be properly prepared, and the necessary infrastructure put in place before the toll booth comes back into play.The go-ahead, he said, has already been granted for this and work could now commence at the site. Apart from that, he said, a letter is expected to be sent to the relevant Minister; however, it cannot be forwarded without the Council’s seal. The Council’s logo, the Mayor informed this newspaper, has been changed and the letter has to feature the new seal. The Council, he said, is presently awaiting instructions from the Town Clerk, Jenella Bowen on acquiring a stamp so that the seal can be sent to Georgetown. He noted that there were some other things which had to be undertaken by the Town Clerk before moving forward.“I believe indeed it is stymieing and holding up the works that we want to do, to get on with,” Holland stated.The Mayor also sought to clear up the misconception of some residents that all vehicles traversing the route would be subjected to tolls.“I believe, in the meanwhile, there were lots of misconceptions being spewed out there…I just want to assure that the toll booth is set to bring in revenue for Linden, through persons who are utilising Linden and taking all of the benefits out of the town, such as businesses which are coming from out of town. For long, the local business people have been complaining that people are coming from out of town, set up shop in their vehicles and whatsoever and they are selling and affecting their business… So now, with the toll booth coming in, it creates for a level playing field where they’re going to be contributing as well to the township,” said Holland.With respect to all the vehicles having to pay tolls, the Mayor said: “They’re just rumours… that was never discussed in our statutory, there’s no cost, no discussion, nothing…it’s in the by-laws that there is certain things in terms of businesses and these heavy trucks using the roads and it’s a general law…There’s nothing for taxis, and there’s nothing for private vehicles…it’s for people selling…coming from town.”He added that there have been some changes, however, as it related to fees as he outlined that the previous fees were age old. This, he said, had been discussed during a meeting with the Linden Chamber of Commerce and Development and was agreed to by the parties involved. In one instance, he noted that there was a recommendation by the Chamber for one of the proposed fees to be further lowered which is expected to be discussed at a future meeting.“There were five changes…with the age old prices…there were five raised changes in five categories which we made, which we went through with the Chamber and they understood and accepted it,” Mayor Holland said.The Mayor added that the LM&TC, in keeping with inclusivity norms, has an open-door policy whereby anyone can schedule an appointment and meet with him to discuss relevant issues.last_img read more

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Premature twins incident being investigated – GPHC CEO

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation has launched an investigation into a recent matter wherein twins were pronounced dead at the medical facility while one of them was still alive.Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, retired Brigadier George Lewis, told Guyana Times that all incidents which occur at the hospital are subjected to an investigation with a mindset of correcting any fault on the part of the hospital.“(For) every incident that occurs at the hospital, we do an investigation with a view to correct any deficiencies if (any) did occur,” Lewis briefly asserted. He, however, did not say anything on the status of the investigation.The twins were born to Bhagmattie Budram of Hope West, Enmore on Thursday last at about 11:00h, and one of the babies had died. However, both children were wrapped to be taken to the mortuary when the discovery was made by their grandmother that one of them was breathing.“She give birth to two babies on Thursday at around 11:00h, and then the nurse came out and told me that she was okay but the babies is not okay. I waiting to see her till 03:00h, and then they tell me that the babies dead. I went in to see them, and when I open the bag and touch them, the baby start moving and I tell the nurse,” Sahadeo said.The breathing baby who was initially pronounced deadEtwaroo explained that the nurses reportedly walked away when she informed them that one of her grandchild was alive. She said she pleaded with the nurses to equip the infant with an oxygen supply and place her in an incubator, but they allegedly did not budge. The child was left there until sometime later, when the other shift of nurses arrived to address the issue.Budram and the child remained at the hospital, and on Saturday at about 04:00h, relatives received a call, informing that the second child had died.This publication was told that documents provided by the hospital on Thursday stated that both babies were stillborn. The medical facility then provided subsequent documents for the second death on Friday, while requesting that the first set of documents be returned to the hospital.Earlier this week, Etwaroo disclosed that the family are planning to engage the medical facility to determine what exactly happened to the children. According to her, the family are still stunned at the events which unfolded.“We really want to know what happen. They never call us. We want to know why they didn’t put this baby in the incubator,” she explained.This incident follows a recent matter wherein three children succumbed after undergoing chemotherapy treatment at GPHC.The hospital later confirmed that doctors had administered the injections intravenously instead of by intrathecal administration.last_img read more

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Circumnavigation

first_imgThe 40-year-old carried his 26-foot yellow pedal craft the last few miles up the River Thames, pushing it across the Meridian Line at Greenwich, where his expedition began in 1994. “I’m overwhelmed,” Lewis told Sky News television after arriving. He struggled for words as he described his feelings at the close of an odyssey that took him around the globe, powered only by his arms and legs – on a bicycle, a pedal boat, a kayak and inline skates. “It’s been my life, for 13 years, I’ve put everything into this,” he said. “To be honest I didn’t know it was going to happen. There were many times in the trip where it should have failed.” Lewis was recruited by fellow adventurer Steve Smith, who first dreamed up the idea of going around the world using only human power in 1991. The pair had little experience at sea, but Lewis thought the prospect of hiking and biking across the world was “wildly romantic.” “The three and a half years the expedition was projected to take sounded like an acceptable amount of time to rejuvenate from the wearisome London scene without totally going AWOL,” Lewis wrote on the expedition’s Web site. By Raphael G. Satter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – He was hit by a car in Colorado, attacked by a crocodile in Australia, detained as a suspected spy in Egypt and survived illness and periods of despair. On Saturday, British adventurer Jason Lewis finally came home, completing a 13-year, 46,000-mile human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Trouble began early. After two years of planning and fundraising, the pair set out in July 1994 only to get “horribly lost” on their way to the English coastal town of Rye, where their pedal boat was waiting. After crossing the English Channel to France and then cycling to Portugal, the pair pedaled their boat in shifts across the Atlantic Ocean, reaching Miami in February 1995. Along the way, they survived close encounters with a shrimping trawler, a whale and a giant wave that swept Smith overboard. By the time they reached America, the two adventurers had been cooped up in a broom closet-sized space for 111 days with little in the way of food, and their relationship had begun to deteriorate. They crossed the U.S. separately, with Lewis strapping on his inline skates for the 3,500-mile trip to San Francisco. It was on this leg of the journey that he was hit by a car in Pueblo, Colo., breaking both legs. He spent nine months recuperating. Smith and Lewis reunited in San Francisco and eventually pedaled from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hawaii, where the two split for good. Smith went on to write a book, Pedaling to Hawaii, while Lewis continued on to Australia. He biked across the Australian Outback, dodged supertankers in the Singapore straits and hiked the Himalayas. From Mumbai, India, he pedaled his boat across the Indian Ocean to Djibouti and made his way north by bicycle through Sudan and Egypt. Accidents and sickness dogged the trip. The collision in Colorado nearly cost Lewis his leg. The trip across the Pacific left him sore, inflamed and depressed. While kayaking across the Barrier Reef off Australia, he was attacked by a crocodile, which bit off a piece of his paddle. Local authorities were a problem, as well. Lewis logged “interesting experiences” with Alabama police and gun-wielding locals in the United States. He had to cycle through Tibet at night to avoid detection by Chinese roadblocks. And when he crossed into Egypt from Sudan, he was thrown in jail by the military on suspicion of being a spy. After his release from prison, he biked through the Sinai desert and across Jordan, Syria and Turkey. He then powered through Europe over the summer, arriving in Greenwich, in southeast London, to cheers from family, supporters and the Duke of Gloucester, the expedition’s British patron. Lewis broke the trip up into 16 legs and took breaks ranging from several weeks to several months in various parts of the world. He also picked up corporate sponsors for each leg of the trip, including sports clothing, gear and supplement companies; satellite phone and global positioning system firms; and M&M’s, which provided chocolate for the trip across the Pacific. Lewis said he hoped to use the expedition to raise funds for humanitarian causes and draw attention to environmental issues. He has already raised $66,000 for causes ranging from an orphanage in East Timor to kindergartens in Bangkok. “Instead of running away from England (as I think I was at the beginning) it is now more a question of riding forward on the back of ideas that I feel passionately about,” he wrote on his Web site in April.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Video: No wonder Liverpool decided not to sign this fella!

first_imgLiverpool may have had their issues in the goalkeeping department this season, but at least they didn’t have this fella between the sticks!Daniele Padelli had a spell on loan at Anfield in 2007, but the Reds rejected the opportunity to make the deal permanent.And it’s a good job by the looks of things…last_img

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Every home, away and third Premier League kit ranked from worst to first!

first_imgWe all love a new football kit.We’ve had a glimpse of new strips over pre-season, but now we get to see them all in action as the new season kicks off this coming Saturday.So there really is no better time to take a look at every home, away and third kit that’ll be on show. And deliver our verdict on the best and worst.Check out talkSPORT’s ranking of every kit for the 2016/17 Premier League season, ordered from worst to first, by viewing the slideshow above.You can stream official live coverage of the Premier League this season, wherever you are in the world, on talkSPORT.We’ve got live matches, plus all the build up, post-match reaction from managers, players and fans, and everything else covered in between!Click here for match coverage details. 9. Bournemouth’s official home kit 2016/17 46. Everton’s official away kit 2016/17 43. Watford’s official away kit 2016/17 27. Stoke City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 39. Chelsea’s official away kit 2016/17 48 44. Sunderland’s official third kit 2016/17 48 40. Watford’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 4. West Bromwich Albion’s official home kit 2016/17 41. Liverpool’s official away kit 2016/17 29. Manchester United’s official third kit 2016/17 48 48 48. Leicester City’s official away kit 2016/17 – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at our full ranking of every home, away and third Premier League 2016/17 kit 48 33. Tottenham Hotspur’s official home kit 2016/17 30. Chelsea’s official third kit 2016/17 48 48 48 48 48 48 34. Liverpool’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 1. Leicester City’s official third kit 2016/17 10. Manchester United’s official home kit 2016/17 48 32. Everton’s official home kit 2016/17 6. Bournemouth’s official away kit 2016/17 20. Manchester City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 36. Tottenham Hotspur’s official third kit 2016/17 48 37. West Ham United’s official away kit 2016/17 48 48 47. Hull City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 16. Swansea City’s official away kit 2016/17 45. Middlesbrough’s official home kit 2016/17 48 24. Swansea City’s official home kit 2016/17 23. Manchester City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 48 48 12. Crystal Palace’s official home kit 2016/17 48 14. West Bromwich Albion’s official away kit 48 28. Southampton’s official home kit 2016/17 7. Arsenal’s official third kit 2016/17 38. Sunderland’s official away kit 2016/17 (pictured right) 31. Leicester City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 25. Arsenal’s official home kit 2016/17 48 21. Burnley’s official away kit 2016/17 2. Arsenal’s official away kit 2016/17 35. Burnley’s official home kit 2016/17 19. Bournemouth’s official third kit 2016/17 (pictured right) 13. Sunderland’s official home kit 2016/17 15. Middlesbrough’s official away kit 2016/17 5. Tottenham Hotspur’s official away kit 2016/17 18. Liverpool’s official third kit 2016/17 48 26. Southampton’s official away kit 2016/17 48 3. Chelsea’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 22. West Ham United’s official home kit 2016/17 48 48 48 48 48 48 42. Hull City’s official home kit 2016/17 48 11. Stoke City’s official away kit 2016/17 48 8. Manchester United’s official away kit 2016/17 48 17. Crystal Palace’s official away kit 2016/17 last_img read more

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Want your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week?

first_imgAdvertising with Donegal’s biggest news website isn’t as expensive as you might have first thought.Donegal Daily are now setting up a Sales & Services business directory section which serves the whole of the county and beyond. Unlike your normal business directories, Donegal Daily have decided to limit each category to only 5 businesses e.g only 5 plumbers will be under plumbing. So a first come first serve basis will be implemented.Alongside your business being listed in front of 55,000 daily readers 24/7, we at Donegal Daily will be advertising a different category a week and will promote the 5 businesses within the category. So your business and category will be promoted on average 2-5 times a year by us.We aim to have the business directory the go to place in Donegal if you require sales or services.Our Sales & Services section is live and contains listings, have a look at these listings to get an idea of the information that will be displayed. If you or your business would like to avail of this current fantastic promotional offer please do not hesitate and contact Hugh, as spaces are limited:Hugh on 087 164 1160 ORhughboyle95@gmail.comWant your business listed on Donegal’s biggest News website for just €4 a week? was last modified: July 20th, 2016 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:business directoryDonegal Dailysales & serviceslast_img read more

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‘Best English talent since Gascoigne’ – Wilshere backed to succeed by Arsenal legend

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland West Ham snapped up Wilshere when he was released by Arsenal Despite new boss Unai Emery failing to guarantee Wilshere the play time he so desired, the new Hammers boss wants the 26-year-old to be the star of his midfield.Robson, who struggled with injury problems at West Ham and the Gunners, has admitted he hopes the talented midfielder can get back to his best and put his own injury demons in the past.He told Jim White on talkSPORT: “He’s somebody that goes past you with the ball, even if it’s only five or ten yards when he initially breaks the challenge, that enables you to see the next pas –that through ball.“And that’s what Jack Wilshere has got to get back to doing. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Stewart Robson hopes Jack Wilshere can get back to his best form at West Ham, after hailing the midfielder as ‘the best talent I’d seen from an English player since Paul Gascoigne’.The England international left the Gunners after 17 years to move across London to play for Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham side upon the expiration of his contract. LATEST “He had 38 games for Arsenal last season; there was a period of about 12 where he looked to be back to his very best.“And everyone was saying; ‘Can he get in the England squad?’“I’m glad he didn’t go with England, I think it would have been a step too far for him just at the moment.“I want to see him back to where he was four or five years ago where he was the best talent I’d seen from an English player since Paul Gascoigne.” moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 Latest Transfer Stories from talkSPORT.com Gascoigne was a mercurial midfield maestro, much like Wilshere LIVING THE DREAM 2 targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Wilshere will don the Claret and Blue once again on Wednesday evening as the Hammers face Aston Villa in a friendly game.After that, they face three more non-competitive fixtures before starting their Premier League season on August 12 at Anfield against Liverpool.last_img read more

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‘Argentinean Hazard’ prefers Arsenal move over Liverpool or Real Madrid

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Qué genio el Monito Vargas. Ya estamos recolectando el dinero para comprarte. pic.twitter.com/m8EDYTyK9M— Diego Latorre (@dflatorre) October 1, 2018 The young forward religiously followed the Gunners as a youngster, watching them from his hometown of Salta during Arsene Wenger’s reign.He made his debut for the national side last month during a routine friendly victory over Guatemala in the USA. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest Transfer News targets targets After scoring five goals and recording an incredible 11 assists last season, the starlet has already netted twice this season.Such form has led to several European bigwigs casting curious glances at Vargas, but it seems as though he has his heart set on one destination only.During a television interview, Vargas was asked to pick from a list of elite clubs; including Real Madrid, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.Vargas instantly responded: “The Arsenal.” His devotion to the club hails from his father, Omar Francisco ‘Mono’ Vargas, who was once a professional footballer. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Vargas holds off two Guatemalan defenders on his Argentina debut Arsenal have leapt ahead of some of Europe’s biggest clubs in the race to sign Velez Sarsfield winger Matias Vargas.The 21-year-old has been dubbed ‘the Argentinean Eden Hazard‘ after his impressive displays in his home country. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LIVING THE DREAM last_img read more

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STARGAZERS WARNED NOT TO END UP SEEING STARS WHILE DRIVING

first_imgStargazers traveling to see the spectacular Northern Lights have been warned to take care when looking for the lights when driving.Thousands of people have already converged on the Inishowen Peninsula where spectacular displays of the Aurora lights have been on display in recent days.A number of places including Horn Head, Urris and Fanad Head have been thronged with sight-seers form across the country. However the AA have now warned drivers to be careful and concentrate on the roads around Donegal while searching the skies.Kathleen Gill of Inishowen Tourism says the Northern Lights have brought a great early season boost to tourism season.However she stressed she did not want them to come at a cost to human life.“We are asking people to enjoy the lights by all means but we also want to be careful on the roads here. “We are enjoying an influx of visitors but we want them to arrive here safely.“Some people are arriving here at night and are naturally looking to the sky to see the lights and they can put themselves in danger.“If the lights are visible then people will have plenty of time to see them throughout the night.“Safety is our priority and we are very anxious to get that message out there,” she said.The appearance of the lights, which have not been here in such prominence since 2003, has also meant a spin-off for other entrepreneurs. A number of chip and fast-food outlets have been touring the peninsula with the crowds and stopping off at the best vantage points for the Northern Lights.EndsSTARGAZERS WARNED NOT TO END UP SEEING STARS WHILE DRIVING was last modified: January 25th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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