Star rookie Jalalon makes PBA debut in loss to SMB Season MVP Daryl John Mercado, who ruled the -55 kg. event, led the way for UST, as it dethroned Ateneo, which settled for second place with 36 points. Other gold medalists for the Tigers were veteran Al Rolan Llamas (-60 kg), Luis San Diego (-81 kg) and Diether Joshua Tablan (+100 kg). De La Salle wound up third with 29 points. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentUST reasserted its mastery in the distaff side with whooping 51-point margin over runner-up University of the East.The Tigresses banked on tournament MVP Sueko Kinjho, who topped the -52 kg category, while Miam Salvador (-44 kg), Khrizzie Pabulayan (-48 kg) and Eunice Lucero (-63 kg) also won gold medals in the two-day event. University of the Philippines clinched the third place trophy with 20 points. Yiu Man Noah Lee of the Fighting Maroons and Blanca Louise Garcia of the Lady Maroons emerged as the Rookie of the Year winners in the men’s and women’s division. Other men’s gold medalists were De La Salle’s Edward Daniel Borja (-73 kg) and Keith Reyes (-100 kg), Ateneo’s Christian Clemente (-66 kg), and UP’s Carl Dave Aseneta (-90 kg). Also winning golds in the women’s side were UE’s Bianca Mae Estrella (-70 kg), UP’s Dylwynn Keith Gimena (-78 kg), La Salle’s Marjorie Anne Santiago (-57 kg) and Ateneo’s Seanne Cathleen Cheung (-78 kg). UST also swept the juniors division, winning the boys and girls titles behind MVPs Aaron Emmanuel Reyes and Krizza Joy Amisola.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND University of Santo Tomas completed another double championship in UAAP Season 79 judo action over the weekend at the Sports Pavilion inside the De La Salle-Zobel campus in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa. The Growling Tigers captured a league-best 12th men’s title with 49 points, while the Tigresses won their third straight women’s championship – and ninth overall – in runaway fashion by amassing 74 points. ADVERTISEMENT
Holy Trinity High School coach Devon ‘Pablo’ Anderson anticipates that they will have a tough time in their top-of-the-table ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup Group G clash against the highly fancied Wolmer’s Boys at Heroes Circle this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Anderson insists that his team is far from the finished article even though they have taken three wins from their three games in this season’s competition. Although players like Ray Evelyn, Phillon Lawrence, Dillion McEnnis, and Nicholas Thomas have turned up and have done well in the competition for Holy Trinity so far, Anderson believes that they are still not near where they hope to be but insists that they have done some work since their last game against Pembroke Hall on Friday, and he is hoping to see more improvements from that last outing. “We will try to get it together and get it right for Monday. We are not halfway where we want to be as yet, but step by step, we are getting closer to where we want to reach. But we will be aiming for a win,” he added. SOLID DEFENCE Camperdown v Jonathan Grant Meadowbrook v Eltham Charlie Smith v Norman Manley Wolmer’s are second to Holy Trinity on goals scored, with the latter netting two more than the Alex Thomas-coached team. But Wolmer’s have been good at both ends of the field as they look solid in defence and have been clinical up front, scoring seven unanswered goals in their three matches. Wolmer’s will start as favourites for the contest, and their hopes for victory will rest on the likes of national youth representative Dushane Bernard, Rushane Thompson, Tyrone Small, Rivaldo Mitchell, and goalkeeper Tajay Green. Holy Trinity, with nine points, lead the group on goal difference ahead of Wolmer’s. They are followed by Pembroke Hall and Edith Dalton James with three points each. Waterford and Jose Marti are next with one point apiece. Today’s fixtures: Group C Group G Pembroke Hall v Waterford Jose Marti v Edith Dalton James Wolmer’s v Holy Trinity
– calling for establishment of National Airport AuthorityThe National Air Transport Association (NATA) of Guyana would like to register its concerns over the effects of serious congestion at the EF Correia International Airport as a result of inequitable development at the Airport and the mixing of international and domestic flights.The Association, in a press release, noted that there were over 100 domestic flights operating daily which contributed significantly to hinterland and national development, and which were seriously affected by confinement on the runway, apron and taxiways.Presently, nine aircraft operators have no recourse other than sharing one older winding taxiway to access the runway which leads to much congestion and costly delays, NATA stated.“This situation has worsened over the years as newer operators came into being and older operators expanded their operations without the enabling infrastructure, such as a new taxiway to the runway which is essential for efficient and safe operations. This unhealthy situation is further compounded by congested airspace. NATA is extremely concerned about the issues of operational safety under the present environment,” the release added.According to NATA, the body has made representation to Ogle Airport Inc (OAI) on behalf of its members to no avail and, as such, it is urging the Government to accelerate the review process undertaken by focal Minister, David Patterson, for remedies to the “present anti-competitive and inequitable development” of the Airport.“We are also calling for the urgent establishment of the long overdue National Airport Authority which would ensure a fair, equitable and safe environment for both domestic and international operators,” the statement added.
“I think at the moment this is much bigger than rugby,” Whitelock said in a video issued by the Crusaders.“We are just trying to make sure we take the appropriate time and make sure we are respectful and those decisions will happen in time.”The name Crusaders is associated with wars waged by Christians against Muslims in the Middle East in the 11th to 13th centuries.Before the rugby club’s home games chainmail-draped horsemen, wielding swords, circle the playing field.Fifty Muslim worshippers were shot dead at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.The accused gunman, a self-avowed white supremacist, used weapons bearing distinctive writing including the names of historical figures from the Crusades.New Zealand’s Minister for Sport Grant Robertson has said he supports any discussions around a potential name change for the Crusaders in the wake of the shootings and “clearly this is a big issue for Canterbury”.Read, who is also the All Blacks captain, said the Muslim community was hurting and the conversation needed to be on what could be done to help them.“It’s hard to fathom what they’re going through. For us to support them the best we can is important,” he said.Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said that when the time is right they will talk to the Muslim community about the name and “get the information we need to make a great decision and do the right thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Canterbury Crusaders’ Kieran Read said the Muslim community was hurting and the conversation needed to be on what could be done to help them © AFP/File / Marty MELVILLECHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Mar 19 – Canterbury Crusaders’ Sam Whitelock and Kieran Read called Tuesday for the immediate focus following the Christchurch mosque massacres to remain on the grieving Muslim community and not be sidetracked by their team’s name.The senior players said debate about a possible name change for the Christchurch-based Super Rugby club could take place later.
“We said, ‘Can’t you give them a chance? They can rebound,”‘ Pena said. “Three of those kids were anchors of the team. They failed a class. They should have been given a second chance. “They’ve got a lot of angry parents now.” The baseball program at Golden Valley is in shambles. Popular head coach Thompson, who lives locally and ran Alemany’s team for a decade, got the top baseball job at Golden Valley last year, intrigued by the opportunity to start a program from scratch in a town known for talented high school athletes. Unable to get the facilities and equipment he needed, he decided to return to Alemany. Thompson said that after working at a private school it was difficult to work with the public school system in establishing a field complex for his start-up team. He said Bunch is in a difficult position. “I wish him nothing but the best of luck,” said Thompson, who met “for a few hours” with Bunch to pass the reins. “He’s in a tough situation.” Regarding Bunch’s hard line on academic eligibility – more strict than rules imposed by the governing Southern Section of the California Interscholastic Federation – Thompson said: “You’ve got to do what you think is right.” Bunch hasn’t been able to pick up the pieces, said Pena, who helped coach the Grizzlies during the off-season winter program. He says the coach was stubborn and refused his offers of help, including a gift of records, videos and other information about the team. “When Randy walked, I was the last man standing,” Pena said. Bunch, who played baseball in high school, at Golden West Community College and at Hartnell College in Salinas, acknowledges his coaching inexperience. But if he’s going to do the job, he wants to do it his way – a philosophy his predecessor Thompson endorses. This is his first time coaching high school baseball, though he’s coached youth leagues. A history teacher, he was hired for his abilities in the classroom then tapped by Principal Jacque Snyder – whose son coaches the highly regarded Valencia High baseball team – as head coach of Grizzly baseball. Snyder did not return a call but referred questions to Joel Nelson, Golden Valley’s assistant principal and athletic administrator. “You could legally keep a kid that’s academically ineligible on the team and let them practice, but in the case of baseball, the season starts before the next report card comes out,” Nelson said. “Our focus is grades first. When kids are ineligible, we want them to focus on getting grades up.” Snyder, he said, “fully supported” Bunch’s decision. Pena said the baseball program and other sports at Golden Valley will fail because the school, which opened in 2004 and won’t have seniors until next school year, has poor facilities and philosophies that don’t encourage good athletes to enroll. Grizzly football saw similar defections over the winter break. “Nobody’s going to come to this school to play sports,” Pena predicted. For coach Bunch, he knows the season will be a tough one and he wishes the best for the boys who transferred. But he’s determined to build a program on his terms. “I’m not one of those guys who says win at all costs.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I’ve lost sleep over it,” Bunch said in a recent interview. “I’ve beaten myself up over it. I’ve thought about taking it back, but I still think I did the right thing. “It seems people are losing sight of what’s important at school.” His logic was this: If the kids are struggling before the season begins, they’ll have an even tougher time in the classroom come spring when practice and play begin. They need to focus on their grades, he said, much like “Coach Carter,” the title character of the high school basketball movie based on a true story of a hard-driving coach who demanded success across-the-board. Now Bunch’s Grizzlies face a tough inaugural freelance varsity season before plunging next year into the highly competitive play of the Foothill League. Parent Robert Pena, who coached the team during the fall off-season, said he plans to transfer his son to Alemany High School, a Catholic campus in Mission Hills, after the infielder was cut from the team for poor grades. Alemany coach Randy Thompson, who headed Golden Valley’s program last year, confirmed Pena’s son was scheduled to take the school’s entrance exam on Saturday. SANTA CLARITA – Michael Bunch, coach of the new Golden Valley High School’s first varsity baseball team, is Santa Clarita’s “Coach Carter” to some but a disappointment to others. After fall semester report cards came out, Bunch dropped eight players – four of them expected to be on the varsity team – from the fledgling program because their grades fell below the required 2.0, or “C,” grade-point average. Since then four of those players have sought transfers to other schools. Bunch was unwilling to let them remain on the team to practice and then play if their grades improved on the March report cards, which will coincide with the spring season.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 A family member reached at Firebaugh’s home in Whittier referred calls to Firebaugh’s political aide, Ricardo Lara, who did not immediately return phone calls. Firebaugh served in the Assembly from 1998 to 2004, representing a district in southeast Los Angeles County, and was majority floor leader during the last two years of his term. He also led the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Among his most significant accomplishments was writing a 2002 law that allowed some illegal immigrants to attend California universities while paying in-state tuition. That law was challenged last December by a group of out-of-state college students who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming it was discriminatory. The lower in-state fees can save students thousands of dollars a year. He also wrote legislation to provide money for low-income communities most affected by air pollution. “Marco never backed down from a tough fight for what was right,” Romero, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. “He stood up for immigrants and working families, and courageously took the lead on social justice issues when many others remained silent.” This year, Firebaugh was running for the Democratic nomination in the 30th Senate District, which covers part of southeastern Los Angeles County. Also on the June 6 ballot are Assemblymen Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, and Rudy Bermudez, D-Norwalk. The incumbent, Sen. Martha Escutia, D-Norwalk, is termed out. Firebaugh was born Oct. 13, 1966, in Baja California, Mexico. He attended the University of California, Berkeley and then UCLA law school. He is survived by two children, Ariana and Nicolas. Firebaugh was president of MAF Strategic Consulting Inc., a public affairs firm in Los Angeles. He also was a visiting professor and a fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO (AP) — Former Democratic state Assemblyman Marco Antonio Firebaugh died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez said. Firebaugh, 39, died from complications due to liver disease, state Sen. Gloria Romero’s office said. Nunez’s office said it confirmed the death through Firebaugh’s family. “This is a moment of profound sadness and grief for all of us who liked and respected Marco Firebaugh, cared for his life work, cherished his charm and charisma, enjoyed his love of life and admired his leadership in the Legislature,” Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said in a statement. Firebaugh died at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. A UCLA spokeswoman said the family had requested the university not release information.
A good idea was recently proposed in Sacramento, one that would save taxpayers millions and help speed up critical public-works projects. Not surprisingly, the state Legislature has effectively killed it. Last week, the Assembly Transportation Committee voted to postpone indefinitely a vote on a bill that would have authorized the state to use the design-build process for state highway projects. Under design-build, private companies that do construction for Caltrans would also be allowed to do the designing — saving time and money by bypassing state engineers. But the engineers’ union, naturally, opposed the measure. And the Legislature’s Democrats take their orders from the unions. So the committee voted to bury the bill, which would have lost in a straight up-or-down vote. It’s another victory for the special interests, and another defeat for the state’s residents. Once again, the Legislature has chosen its contributors over the voters — something to keep in mind next time you’re at the polls. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris felt his side were not ‘aware’ of the importance of his side’s Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen.Spurs lost 1-0 to the German outfit on Wednesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s team suffered a second defeat at their temporary home venue for European games, having also lost to Monaco back in September.And Lloris was left extremely frustrated by his team’s performance which sees Spurs drop to third place in Group E.“Yeah, very disappointed, very frustrated – maybe a bit upset too – because it is difficult to accept that kind of performance from us,” Lloris told talkSPORT.“It was difficult to recognise our team. We are used to being very aggressive and very calm under pressure, but today it was the complete opposite.”Mauricio Pochettino’s side have picked up a single victory in their last seven games and have suffered with injuries to key players such as Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld.Lloris dismissed Spurs’ problems were solely down to the absence of the duo, but rather down to a lack of awareness in a crucial encounter for the north London side’s chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions League.“We cannot only depend on one or two players that we are missing at the moment. But we need to think as a team, we need to be united and in football there are ups and downs.“But it is difficult because this game was very important and I didn’t feel that we were really aware about that. Because Leverkusen didn’t play a great game, they were just well organised and they had a few chances because of us, because we made too many mistakes.“We failed, and it was difficult to keep a balance on the pitch. But we win together and we lose together and we need to learn quickly because there is a big, big game on Sunday.”Spurs currently sit in third place in Group E and face group leaders Monaco and CSKA Moscow in their two remaining games.
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Manchester City and Tottenham clash at the Etihad on Saturday – a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT.City, looking to bounce back from a 4-0 mauling at Everton, are 11/10 favourites, with Tottenham, chasing a seventh successive Premier League win, priced at 5/2.Gabriel Jesus could make his debut for City and he is 5/1 to open the scoring.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
The 29th of December will be a special night for the village of Laghey – a home coming of sorts for the generations schooled in the area over the past 65 years.Laghey Schools- The Big Reunion takes place in The Abbey Hotel with Music and Dancing from 9pm. Guests expected to attend are those who were at Laghey old and new school, Laghey Barr, Shannagh and Ballinkillew are many are expected from as far as London and New York.This great event marks the kick-off for a year of fundraising to upgrade the outdoor recreational space at local school St. Eunan’s National School. The build up to the night is proving to be a great sucess with a Facebook page posting great memories and photos from past pupils. The night itself is set to be a fantastic trip down memory lane for pupils and friends/family of the schools.If there is one place to find the spirt of Christmas this year, it will be at this massive gathering of Laghey folk.Music on the night by For Folks Sake followed by Disco. Finger Food, door prize and great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets are €15 and are available from The Abbey Hotel, Flower Pot- Laghey, 7 Arches-Laghey, or online at https://lagheyschoolsreunion.eventbrite.comLaghey Schools.The Big Reunion marks the start of a major fundraising drive by St. Eunan’s Parents Association to start works on a new outdoor recreational area for the school in Summer 2017. The Strategic Plan “St. Eunan’s – Our Five Year Vision” will be presented in January. The group are urging anyone with a link to the school to roll in behind this plan to secure outdoor facilities for the coming generations of Laghey pupils.A ‘big reunion’ to see the pupils of Laghey reunited once again! was last modified: December 27th, 2016 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)