Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines snapped its four-game losing streak and repulsed University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-10, to get back to winning ways in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Maroons, who started the season on a four-game unbeaten run before spiraling, improved to 5-4 while sending the Lady Warriors to a 1-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Diana Carlos led UP with 21 points while veteran Kathy Bersola and Isa Molde added 18 and 16 points, respectively.Shaya Adorador had 12 points to lead UE.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos UP assistant coach Rald Ricafort said this win was a huge boost for them as they are trying to recover from their disastrous skid that saw them plummet from first seed all the way to sixth.“They’re getting there mentally but the basis really is if they can show that in the game,” said Ricafort. “But this is a huge help for us.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnUP tied National University and Far Eastern University with 5-4 records with all three schools competing for one of the Final Four spots.Ateneo (7-1) and De La Salle (7-2) have established solid footing on the top two spots while University of Santo Tomas have laid claim on the third seed with a 5-3 slate. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Federer, Nadal win to set up early showdown at Indian Wells MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards View comments Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot
Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card “They [the Hotshots] kept bugging him and there were no fouls, and then when he does that he gets called with a foul in an instant.”San Miguel governor Robert Non tried to pacify Romeo, who finished with 13 points and three fouls in 20 minutes of play, but his efforts fell on deaf ears.READ: Finals first-timer Terrence Romeo ‘serious’ about mulling retirement if Beermen wins titleAlex Cabagnot and the other Beermen then took a shot at calming down Romeo but they too failed to control their teammate.Austria, though, found a silver lining in Romeo’s outbursts.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Beermen have ‘nothing but praise’ for Terrence Romeo“I think he feels that he was on the receiving end of excessive fouls, I think that’s what happened,” said Austria in Filipino. “Prior to the technical, there was a prior incident where a foul wasn’t called.” 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? MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel head coach Leo Austria believes emotions just got the best of Terrence Romeo in his outburst in Game 2 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View comments “But I like the kid because he wants to win,” said Austria of Romeo. “He’s a warrior, that’s a sign that he doesn’t want to be stepped on. But still, this is a basketball game, sometimes someone will get ahead of you sometimes not.”“He should be mature already but slowly he’ll get there.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Romeo received two quick technical fouls for berating a referee in the fourth quarter of the Beermen’s 108-101 Game 2 win Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in a scene where the combo guard seemed uncontrollable.Austria said Romeo felt that the Hotshots were too aggressive on the defensive end but still managed to get away with a few physical hits that triggered Romeo’s ire toward the game officials leading to his ejection with 6:23 left to play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Marcio Lassiter gets confidence boost after strong Game 2 showing The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books
Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? “It has been an honor to coach such a storied franchise. I have made great relationships and have a lot of love for people in the organization. Being a part of the Alaska family has meant a lot to me and my family, and we will always treasure our time with the Aces,” Compton added.Uytengsu also released a statement to media on Thursday, saying the franchise was “very sorry to see Alex leave the team.”“He had a tremendous impact on the team and was very concerned with the players’ well-being on and off the court,” Uytengsu added. “We also share that winning [with integrity] is an important aspect of our team and are grateful that Alex stepped aside to pave the way for someone to lead the Aces to our next championship.”Compton was often regarded as one of the better coaching minds in the league.Apart from his basketball culture, Compton spearheaded Alaska’s familial culture on and off the floor, pushing his players to participate in social responsibilities.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Decades after anchoring the franchise’s dynastic run, which included a Grand Slam in 1996, Jeffrey Cariaso will try to author the end of Alaska’s current title drought.The former Aces star has been tapped to replace Alex Compton as head coach of the club that turned the PBA into its private playground in the 1990s.ADVERTISEMENT 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 gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake F2 Logistics out to end string of Finals losses OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery “[It is] truly a blessing to elevate into this level of leadership. I am honored for the opportunity and genuinely humbled as I face the challenge,” said Cariaso, known for his daredevil style of play, in a statement.“Thank you [Alaska team owner] Sir Fred [Uytengsu] and management for the trust. Certainly I will give my best, nothing else.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCompton, who steered the Aces to five Finals appearances but finished runner-up every time—including one where Alaska blew a 3-0 lead to San Miguel Beer—stepped down after he was asked to by Uytengsu on Wednesday.“Yesterday at his house, a man I deeply respect, Fred Uytengsu, sat down with me, looked me in the eye and asked me to step down,” Compton said in the statement. “I accepted his direction and have agreed to resign as head coach of the Alaska Aces.”
Nestor Colonia of the Philippines in the men’s 67kg weightlifting snatch event at the Southeast Asian Games in Manila on December 3, 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines — After finishing near the bottom of his class two years ago, Nestor Colonia this time, was among the top placers in the men’s 67-kilogram weightlifting event of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Colonia, a Rio Olympian and a gold medalist in the 2015 Asian Championships, bagged the bronze on Tuesday at Ninoy Aquino Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Colonia finished second to the last when he competed in the 56 kg class in the 2017 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia reportedly due to a knee injury.He became the latest Filipino to win a medal in weightlifting after John Ceniza (silver), Mary Flor Diaz (bronze), Hidilyn Diaz (gold), and Margaret Colonia (silver).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Deni Deni of Indonesia won the gold medal while Xuan Hoang Dinh of Vietnam snagged the silver. Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES The 27-year-old Colonia registered a total lift of 287 kgs after tallying 127 kgs in the snatch and 160 kgs in the clean and jerk.SEA Games: Coach expects more weightlifting medals for PHFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday MOST READ SEA Games: 16-year-old nabs pencak silat silver medal for PH No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee
Dear Editor,Looking back at the APNU/AFC’s 2015 manifesto, we now realise that Guyana’s greatest con-artist has failed to fulfil his promises listed in the manifesto. When last has the Head of State read his 100-Day Plan in his manifesto? We have read it and were utterly disgusted at the delivery and performance on the promises made. The promise to provide thousands of jobs for the youths turned out to be a scam in that it led to the hiring of pensioners and retired army officers. The promise to establish a department in the Diaspora turned out to be the biggest phony scheme pulled off on the people in the Diaspora to finance the 2015 election campaign. And the promise to provide a better life for all has become the greatest exploit in the history of the country.Unfortunately, the Head of State has now earned the record as the Leader of Guyana with the worst delivery rate since independence in May 1966 and unless he changes course, we do not expect his performance to improve. In fact, he has earned the unenviable title of speaking more than acting in the interest of the people. This is a dark tragedy in the country where ego has overwhelmed competence, stubbornness has replaced rationality, and common sense has turned into stupidity. Listening to his utterances has demonstrated that he has very poor judgment and is incapable of healing the racial divide in Guyana. Under his watch, Guyana has engaged in a process of taxing the poor to feed the rich and the endgame of this strategy is endless poverty, joblessness and a quagmire of economic depression.The Head of State’s steadfast and rigid adherence to the belief that he and only he, is correct at all times is moronic. His biggest problem is that he is a very poor communicator, who is mean spirited and uncaring for the poor and the working class. His single biggest blunder to date is his failure to find solutions for the constant power blackouts, high crime rate, declining agriculture production, floods, inability to charge anyone for alleged corrupt practices after spending more than 5 million of the taxpayers’ money on audits, and refusing to embrace youths with talent and skills. He has surrounded himself with “Yes” men and women many of whom lack original thoughts and the ability to think creatively. The President should be reminded that he is not the head of a military organisation where all his commands must be carried out. He is now dealing with a civilian population in a democracy where criticism must flourish.Simply put, his failure to deliver on his 100-Day promises exposes his inability to rise to the challenge, lead the nation and move the country forward. We challenge him to deliver on this one promise, the Code of Conduct for his Ministers. In his 100-Day Plan he said that “A Code of Conduct will be established for Parliamentarians, Ministers and others holding high positions in government to abide by, including mechanisms for those to demit office if in violation of the Code of Conduct.” After 18 months, there is still no code of conduct, and we believe that none will be forthcoming either. Talk is cheap.Sincerely,Asquith Rose andHarish Singh
A man from Essequibo was on Friday granted bail in the sum of 0,000, when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Walston Bhoodoo, 52, is accused of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Jai Singh on June, 14, 2016, at 14 Miles, Kassana Backdam, Essequibo River. He was not allowed to plead to the indictable charge read to him by the magistrate.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones made strong objections to bail, stating that the defendant gave conflicting addresses to the Police.It was revealed by Jones that the men who are known to each other had an argument which resulted in the use of violence.On the day in question Singh was in his camp when approached by Bhoodoo, who started to argue with him over money, and a fight broke out between the two. Bhoodoo, armed with a sharp object, dealt Singh two ‘jooks’ to his abdomen.The court also heard that after the confrontation ended, Singh began receiving threatening text messages from unknown persons, who he suspected to be relatives of the defendant.Chief Magistrate McLennan granted Bhoodoo bail under the condition that he must stay without 50 feet of Singh. The accused was also placed on a bond on good behaviour.Bhoodoo is expected to make his next court appearance on June 29 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.
Munalica Moore of Lot 13 Phoenix, Leguan Island, Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara), on Thursday made her first court appearance before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Leguan Magistrate’s Court to answer possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.She pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that ranks from the Leguan Police Station conducted a search on her premises. During that search a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be cannabis and a quantity of ‘creamish hard, rock light substance’ suspected to be cocaine were found on a table. The cannabis was weighed and amounted to 22 grams while the cocaine amounted to 10 grams. She was subsequently arrested, where she denied the police allegations.Magistrate Scarce remanded her to prison until July, 28, 2016. Moore was represented by attorney Kimberly Hairwood.
0Shares0000MOMBASA, Kenya, May 3- Daudi Kajembe, alias Rasta, the assistant coach at the centre of the referee testicle affair is now accusing the press of being biased against him.Kajembe is accused of assaulting referee Martin Wekesa, squeezing his testicles until the victim allegedly collapsed to the ground in pain when he sent-off a Sparki Youth player during a lower league match in Mombasa. Speaking for the first time since the suit filed by Wekesa seeking Sh20m in damages from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after he claimed the attack rendered him impotent, Kajembe decried he had not been given fair hearing.“The media in particular the foreign media has waged an orchestrated onslaught against me over the incident yet I am innocent unless proved guilty,” the coach who was banned from all football activity for life by FKF following the incident added.He was speaking after watching a division one clash between Modern Coast Rangers and West Ham at Mombasa’s Ronald Ngala Grounds begging belief whether the life ban from football was still in effect.Kajembe is facing charges of causing grievous bodily harm to Wekesa during an altercation in a highly charged division one derby between arch rivals Admiral and Spaki Youth match in September 2012 at Tudor Day Grounds in Mombasa.Apart from the suit, Wekesa is suing FKF for $157000 due to loss of conjugal rights, story that has grabbed headlines worldwide.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
BURBANK – In summer 2003, Brenda Piedra was getting supplies in the streets of Baghdad – “shopping,” as she calls it. But it was nothing like a trip to the mall. As an Army private on a supply mission, Piedra came under fire that August day. A soldier in the Humvee in front of her was killed, and Piedra spent a long 20 minutes dodging bullets, pulling injured soldiers out of the street and firing back. Before leaving active duty in 2005, Piedra rose to the rank of sergeant, pulled guard-duty shifts and supervised crews of Iraqi construction workers. But since returning home, and after more than a year of searching, she has been unable to find a good job. In fact, things have gotten so bad that she has applied for a job to return to Iraq as a civilian contractor. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Thursday, she hoped for something better while attending a Burbank job fair for hundreds of fellow veterans, many of whom have struggled while transitioning to civilian life. “It is frustrating,” said Piedra, 25, of Burbank. “Not finding a job and lack of money, not paying the bills.” Some veterans said combat training doesn’t always translate to a stable, well-paying job. And others still are haunted by what they experienced overseas. Death up close Joe Campo, 23, of Simi Valley still has nightmares in which he is shot or his buddy goes down. As an Army infantry soldier patrolling around Baghdad’s Green Zone, he never went through those things but has seen death up close, he said at Thursday’s job fair. Driving along a busy street in a Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, Campo’s unit was attacked by two suicide bombers. Campo was hunkered down in the turret, and the explosion didn’t pierce the heavily armored Bradley. But it killed a dozen Iraqi civilians and police officers, he said. When he stuck his head out after the dust cleared, he found himself next to the severed head of one of the bombers. “You go through not knowing if you’re going to make it through that patrol,” Campo said. “You don’t know if you’re going to make it to the end of the night.” After returning home in January 2006, Campo would get nervous in a traffic jam – such occurrences always meant danger in Iraq. And whenever he scanned a cardboard box or a stalled car, he would worry about an IED, an improvised explosive device, even though he was back in the States. But unlike Piedra, he has been lucky enough to find a job. He works for his cousin, handling birds of prey used on movies or to kill rodents at landfills. It’s fun work – not even like a real job – but it’s nothing close to full-time, he said. Eventually, he’d like to work in public safety. But after shattering his leg in a recent motorcycle accident, he’s unsure whether he can find the job he wants. “As soon as they see the military experience, they know it’s a good worker,” he said of prospective employers. “But it’s hard to get an actual, decent-salary job, something I can pursue my career in.” About 400 veterans attended Thursday’s “Hire a Hero, Hire a Vet” event at the Burbank Airport Marriott. It was organized by the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley and the California Employment Development Department, with help from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation. At a similar job fair in Mississippi, 600 veterans were hired in one day, many to rebuild the Gulf of Mexico coastline ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, said Tom Poulter of the foundation. Looking for work In California, more than 27,000 veterans a year return home looking for work, said Roger Brautigan, undersecretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Piedra said she is looking for work in law enforcement or corrections. When she was in Iraq, her unit was sent out in Humvees without metal plating, and they lacked body armor, too. On the supply missions, they “shopped” at Baghdad stores for everything from furniture to water – things that were lacking back at the base. “It wasn’t safe at all, but we had to do it because there was nothing set up for us,” she said. Los Angeles City Councilman Tony C rdenas attended Thursday’s event and said soldiers like Piedra deserve help. “She was going through that firefight – thank God she survived – and she’s back here with us,” he said. “But the thing is she did it, she committed, she followed through and she’s back. The least we can do is commit to helping them now that they’re here.” Some of the veterans at the job fair are entering the work force after a decade or more in the military. Sgt. William Becker, 54, has spent 28 years in the Army, with experience driving trucks and handling heavy weaponry. He leaves in February, and on Thursday he felt confident as he walked among the tables talking to employers. “I can drive pretty much anything that can be driven,” he said. “I’ve done quite a bit in my lifetime, so I can pretty much do anything they have.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SACRAMENTO – Police raiding massive marijuana farms 300 miles apart are discovering that the same brands of fertilizer, pesticides and shovels are often used to grow tens of thousands of high-grade pot plants. Government analysts are using such seemingly innocuous information, plugged into a shared database by drug agents in four western states, to search for patterns linking diverse operations across the West and into Mexico. “There’s definitely a quartermaster system in operation” as large-scale growers learn to take advantage of economies of scale to cut costs and maximize profits, said Jim Day, law enforcement coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott lobbied for federal money to set up the intelligence-sharing units in 2004 to go after the brains and financing behind increasingly sophisticated marijuana-growing operations. He had become frustrated that prosecutions in his Northern California district often stopped with poor Mexican immigrants illegally imported to guard the giant pot farms. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “They taught me in the Army, when you win the intelligence battle, you win the battle. That’s what we’re trying to do here with marijuana eradication,” said Scott, who doubles as an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel. “The goal is to identify the lieutenants and the captains and the heads of these organizations.” A Sacramento-based “fusion center” tracks information based not on geography, but by tying together all the information on particular drug operations that routinely span state and national borders, said Tommy LaNier, who directs the San Diego-based National Marijuana Initiative. “What we want to do is link all the cases that are tied back to these major targets that we’ve identified,” LaNier said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but we’re making a dent.” Before the summer’s growing season begins, the program will expand to include rural mountainous California counties that often have difficulty trading information that could help snare criminals. That sort of coordinated attack is increasingly crucial as drug cartels replace small-time marijuana growers in California’s Emerald Triangle counties of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity, and shove aside biker gangs cooking methamphetamine in the San Joaquin Valley. “This is not mom and pop stuff,” said Bill Ruzzamenti, who heads a Central Valley drug task force. “We’re investigating one group that I am convinced is growing a million plants in several different states. It just boggles the mind.” The intelligence units that pull together tidbits from California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho are credited with helping break up two major growing operations in California’s Central Valley in the last year. Oscar Rosales of Fresno is accused of heading an operation that smuggled high-grade marijuana from California and low-quality pot from Mexico to buyers across the nation. Forty-two people were charged in that case, including Reuben James Houston, a senior starting cornerback for Georgia Tech who was allegedly going to distribute 100 pounds in Atlanta when he was arrested in June. A second investigation brought 64 arrests in an operation that allegedly distributed marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine from the Mexican border to Oregon. Investigators in those two cases – along with Scott and marijuana eradication teams for California, Los Angeles, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks – will be among 29 individuals and programs nationwide recognized at an anti-drug conference later this month in Washington, D.C.. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!