Instead of slowing him down, ankle tweak fires up Baser Amer

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We always work on those shots in practice because we know that our import gets double-teamed a lot and that frees up one of us on the perimeter and it just so happened that I was the one who was open during those times,” Amer said.Onuaku, who had 13 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, was responsible for the Meralco shooters’ open looks as he created a ton of opportunities for the Bolts on the offensive end.Amer, who shot 5-of-6 from downtown, wasn’t the only one who greatly benefitted from Onuaku’s kick out passes with guard Chris Newsome also having quite a night with 23 points.“The backcourt really played well today. Newsome, actually, backed up his last game where he also played well. The combination of the two really made the difference for us,” said Meralco coach Norman Black, whose squad improved to 3-1.“I’m happy for Baser and happy for Newsome but at the same time, you can’t forget that Arinze is the one finding these guys on the perimeter, he’s the one passing that basketball out of double teams and help defense.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Amer scored 13 of his game-high 28 points after hurting his ankle when he stepped on San Miguel Beer forward Arwind Santos’ foot at the 6:43 mark.“As players, we’ve played through those kinds of situations before,” Amer said in Filipino after leading the Bolts to a 93-85 upset of San Miguel Beer. “I just shrugged it off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Meralco ruins Standhardinger’s PBA debut, downs San Miguel BeerThe 25-year-old Amer attributed his stellar performance to import Arinze Onuaku’s ability to attract double teams and kick the ball out to his open teammates. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View comments Meralco guard Baser Amer lit up the scoreboard against San Miguel. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco point guard Baser Amer twisted his left ankle near the midway mark of the fourth quarter, but not even that could slow him down on Wednesday night.In fact, it even got him going.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After quiet debut, Standhardinger insists role in San Miguel not to be ‘main scorer’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Beating outside nightclub lands man in jail

first_imgAbdul Imran Khan, the 32-year-old man who on Sunday morning was reportedly seen on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage beating a disabled man in front of a popular nightclub on Main Street, was on Thursday slapped with an attempted murder charge and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Khan, of Austin Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan for the attempted murder of Romario Baljeet.In court on Thursday, Khan’s Attorney, Glenn Hanoman questioned the charge thatAbdul Imran Khan being escorted by Police ranks to the holding cell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courtswas instituted against his client. “This was a fight, not attempted murder,” the lawyer told the court in a bail application.  On Tuesday, Khan’s brother, 37-year-old Safraz Khan was brought before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on gun-related charges, which occurred on the same morning. He was, however, granted $50,000 bail. The court was informed that the victim had undergone two surgeries and was expected to have several other corrective surgeries to his face.The case against Abdul Imran Khan will continue on November 19, 2018.It was previously reported that Safraz Khan was allegedly seen on CCTV footage beating and kicking at Baljeet, who had attempted to pass between him and friends outside the nightclub.The victim was in the company of a female friend when he was allegedly pushed to the ground by Khan, who then proceeded to kick him repeatedly to his head.Baljeet was later picked up and rushed to a private medical facility, where he remained a patient.last_img read more

Volleyball teams continue at provincials

first_imgBoth North Peace Secondary School volleyball teams are participating in provincials this weekend.The girls team started their tournament Thursday in Naniamo and came away with 1 win and two losses. They are currently ranked fourth in the D pool. The team will continue to play on Friday.As for the boys, they are in Kelowna Thursday was the second day of the provincial volleyball tournament. In day two, the boys played only one game and lost to Oak Bay high school in three straight sets. The boys are currently scheduled to play one game on Friday at 10:15a.m (PST) against Penticton.- Advertisement -We will post more results as they become available.last_img

City gives $25,000 for study

first_imgThe city’s preliminary study was not tailored to answer questions related to annexation to Santa Clarita or creation of a new city, and will not be part of the ongoing process, the city’s treasurer has said. The west-side committee will collect information and seek residents’ views on forming a new city, annexing or sticking with the status quo – county rule. State law requires a region considering cityhood to conduct a fiscal analysis to determine if there’s a large enough tax base to support a city government. The boundaries of the area under study have not been fixed yet but could be drawn by the spring. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has pledged some $25,000 to fund a preliminary feasibility analysis that would determine if the key moneymakers within the proposed west-side city in the area of Castaic, Westridge and Stevenson Ranch generate a tax base solid enough to support a city government. Should the decision-making process gain momentum, a comprehensive fiscal analysis costing upward of $150,000 may be needed. The supervisor’s office said Antonovich will heed his constituents’ voice. “Supervisor Antonovich welcomes the city’s interest in gathering further information to aid residents of the unincorporated Los Angeles County areas of the Santa Clarita Valley in making an informed decision about their destinies,” said Tony Bell, a spokesman for the supervisor. “He has consistently and continually supported the will of the residents in determining their future.” SANTA CLARITA – With communities on the Santa Clarita Valley’s west side poised to study whether forming a city makes sense, the Santa Clarita City Council on Tuesday pledged $25,000 toward a welcome mat: an annexation study. The annexation inquiry will be done under the aegis of a committee formed by members of the West Ranch and Castaic town councils. The move gained traction following a preliminary study done by the city, showing tens of millions of surplus tax dollars collected by the county from the unincorporated areas are spent furnishing services outside the area. “Annexation would keep more money in the Santa Clarita Valley than incorporation,” said Paul Brotzman, the city’s director of community development. A Castaic community leader said the movement afoot within the Valencia Commerce Center and among some residents of Hasley Hills neighborhoods to annex sooner should be put on hold. “I believe it would meet our spirit of cooperation to hold off on any pending annexation request until the studies have been completed and the residents properly educated,” said John Kunak, a Castaic Town Council member, who spoke on his own behalf, not his council’s after the City Council meeting. Kai Luoma, a senior planner for the city, said the city’s policy has always been to consider all requests for annexation. A law passed in 1992 ensures counties don’t suffer financially when new cities form. When cities form, counties can keep all surplus tax revenue in perpetuity. Annexations are not subject to the law, and a significant amount of sales and property tax revenue is kept by cities and spent locally, Luoma said. Privacy laws would shield specific businesses from public disclosure of their tax revenues. The Newhall Land and Farming Company has resisted efforts to have its raw land in a city, stating it is content with the county planning process. Newhall Land, which built and sold the Valencia Marketplace, included in the deed that the center should refuse annexation to an existing city or inclusion in a new one. “Valencia Marketplace remains in the county unless the county determines that something else will be done,” said Marlee Lauffer, a spokeswoman for Newhall Land. Lauffer said the company has no information on the scope of the initial feasibility study or other proposals. “We work in the jurisdiction we’re in,” Lauffer said. “It’s not appropriate to make any comment at this point. In the meantime we’re proceeding on the status quo, processing all of our plans through Los Angeles County while working with the town councils and the city.” The city is considering lowering the threshold of votes from 60 percent to a simple majority for communities seeking to annex, and if 5 percent of registered voters support annexation, the city will survey the entire community to determine if a majority concurs. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 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

Ayala reaches D3 title game

first_imgONTARIO – Jump into Vince Makuch’s nightmare, the water is warm. The Ayala girls water polo coach has made it his job to prove that last season’s CIF title wasn’t a fluke. Less than two minutes later, one of Dani Curran’s two goals gave the Bulldogs their largest lead of the match. While Ayala had limited success from the outside, it was able to slip a couple of long-range shots by the Rams’ rotating goalkeepers, Hogue and Carol Li. Temple City wasn’t as lucky. Dement turned away repeated lengthy Temple City heaves, limiting the Rams’ success to fast breaks and deep penetration. “(Dement) was huge,” Makuch said. “Any team that has a goalkeeper as talented as her is blessed.” Jennifer Marshall and Shannon Walsh accounted for all five of the Temple City goals, scoring three and two, respectively. Two of Marshall’s goals came in the final two-and-a-half minutes of the game. Ayala will face Whittier in the final, the same team it beat to win the D3 title a year ago. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If all coaches could be so unlucky. After Ayala’s 9-5 Division III semifinal win over Temple City at Colony High School on Friday, Makuch is one step closer to waking up. center_img The Bulldogs (26-5) pulled away in the second period, building a three-goal cushion that held up. Ayala’s Erin Herold scored three goals and assisted two others while stalwart goalkeeper Caitlin Dement provided 11 saves. “To be in the finals, it means a lot,” Makuch said. “After we lost our two (best players) from last year people didn’t think we could get back. Now we’re back.” It was the Bulldogs’ drive into the front court that produced a 4-1 second period, according to Makuch. Alex Ford then began a fourth-period surge with an unlikely goal that ballooned the Bulldogs’ lead to five. Driving the right side, Ford – who had two goals and an assist – appeared boxed in by her defender and closing Temple City goalkeeper Hannah Hogue. That wasn’t the case, as she fired a shot under the arm of an elevated Hogue just inside the near post for a 7-3 Ayala lead. last_img read more

FA Cup round-up: Liverpool and Spurs through to the fourth round after beating Exeter and Leicester respectively

first_img Joe Allen 1 Liverpool 3-0 Exeter CityThe FA Cup dream is over for Paul Tisdale’s Exeter City, after losing 3-0 to Liverpool at Anfield. The Grecians can be proud of their achievements after taking Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to a replay, but the home side were too strong this time around. The win sees Liverpool book their place in the fourth round of the competition, for a home tie with West Ham – who they have lost to twice in the league this term.But on the night, there was some very good performances from the Liverpool youngsters in talkSPORT’s live commentary. But it was a senior pro in Joe Allen who gave the Merseysiders the first-half lead. The Welshman scored his second goal in a week when he converted Brad Smith’s pass into an open goal from close range. Sheyi Ojo came off the bench to curl a delightful effort into the top corner from just inside the box, before the win was confirmed – if it already was not – when Joao Teixeira added a third.There was also some good news as Jon Flanagan made his first-team comeback after 18 months on the sidelines.Leicester 0-2 Tottenham Tottenham finally got the better of Leicester this season at the fourth time of asking as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 victory.Having drawn 2-2 in the original tie and with Leicester winning the Barclays Premier League meeting in north London last week, Spurs succeeded in the final part of the 10-day trilogy courtesy of goals from Son Heung-min and Nacer Chadli at the King Power Stadium – the scene of a 1-1 draw in the league in August.Even the introduction of Jamie Vardy from the bench shortly after Chadli’s strike midway through the second half could not rescue Claudio Ranieri’s side.In the greater scheme of things the Italian may not be too upset by Leicester’s exit, although he would be unlikely to admit it. It is reasonable to argue that defeat in Wednesday night’s third-round replay may benefit Ranieri and his small squad as they look to maintain their surprise pursuit of the Premier League title.For Tottenham, who must also harbour ambitions of becoming champions, it means another game in an already busy schedule. Mauricio Pochettino’s team will travel to League One strugglers Colchester in the next round at the end of the month.SEE YESTERDAY’S FA CUP ROUND-UP: Aston Villa and West Brom go through but Eastleigh’s run ends at Boltonlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS GIRLS TEAM CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH COLUMBA

first_imgSenior MenBoth seniors and reserves recorded home wins over Naomh Colmcille on Sunday. Their next game is away to Buncranna this coming weekend day & time t.b.c.Under 13 GirlsThe girls played Naomh Columba in the County Final on Sunday in Donegal Town. After a nervy first couple of minute the girls found themselves 2 points down and under pressure from the Glen girls who started on the front foot. But the Girls soon got into the game and were level soon after. It was a thrilling first half with the game going from end to end within seconds. It was score for score with the lead changing hands on numerous occasions before the break. The Reds took the upper hand in the final minutes of the half and really took the game to the Naomh Columba girls. When the whistle sounded for half time the Cross girls were in good shape going in 4 points up.The Red Hughs girls started the second half they way they finished the first running at the Glen girls at every opportunity. The girls in the Reds defence were outstanding shutting down the Glen girls and breaking up their  attacks. As the game went on the Reds were looking more and more comfortable and playing some outstanding  football working as a team they were a joy to watch. There were numerous outstanding performances for the Reds all over the pitch but it would be unfair to name any individual in what was an outstanding team display from the young Red Hughs girls. The Final Score was Red Hughs 6-11 Naomh Columba 3-10A special word of appreciation must go to the managers and coaches of this young team. Maura Mc Crudden, Sabrina White & Joe Gallen who have molded these young girls into a fantastic team with a very bright future. Hours and hours of coaching has paid off and they are reaping the rewards now and no doubt in the Future. Well done to you all.  GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS GIRLS TEAM CROWNED COUNTY CHAMPIONS AFTER WIN OVER NAOMH COLUMBA was last modified: October 20th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

HAIRSPRAY SHAPING UP TO BE A RIGHT BIG DO!

first_imgCrana College students and staff are preparing to stage what will be the school’s second whole-school ‘Musical’ production ever.Hairspray promises to be an even bigger success than last year’s offering Grease when it hits the stage in St. Mary’s Hall, Buncrana this week. Auditions for the ‘SELL OUT’ show started in May and over the summer break students have been brushing up on their singing and acting skills in preparation for the rehearsals when they returned in September.Producer and no stranger to the stage themselves, Music teachers Mrs Laura Keogh (Laura Doherty of Pop Idol fame) and Ms Cliare Doherty, have been putting the cast through their paces from week one of the new term and their hard work and dedication is now beginning to pay off.“This has been a massive undertaking in terms of time and commitment from all of the students and staff involved in the show. But we have a great night’s entertainment ready for parents, grandparents and children next week” said Mrs Keogh.“Our students have developed so much from this experience. Not just in their musical and acting performances but also their confidence and ability to work as a team has brought them to the point where they have put together something very special. I am very proud of them all – so come and support them!” Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and “downtown” rhythm and blues.In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colourful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show’s singing host who shares Tracy’s liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter’s career and destroy Tracy’s and Corny’s). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15th, 2002. However, Crana College’s production of the hit show opens Tuesday 17th November and will continue Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th. Doors open before 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Show Programmes will be on sale for €2 and a DVD recording of the show can be ordered for €8.HAIRSPRAY SHAPING UP TO BE A RIGHT BIG DO! was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:buncranaCRANA COLLEGEHairspraylast_img read more

Offensive Donegal nightclub billboard sparks outrage

first_imgAn advertisement by an Inishowen nightclub has been met with widespread shock and criticism this weekend over its apparent objectification of women.A large billboard appeared in Buncrana this week promoting Libertys Nightclub with an image and slogan that has been described as ‘sexist’, ‘misogynistic’ and ‘degrading’.The billboard and Facebook advert depicts the back of a woman’s body with the saying “Libertys – Your 19th hole for the summer”. There have been numerous calls for the poster to be taken down.Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn strongly criticised the billboard as “just plain offensive to women” and “offensive to men who respect the women in their lives.”He added: “If it was shock value publicity they were seeking, then mission accomplished. They need to cop themselves on, show some respect for our community and take it down!”Libertys have yet to comment on the advertisement. Offensive Donegal nightclub billboard sparks outrage was last modified: May 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Man arrested following vicious hammer attack

first_imgA man has been arrested following a hammer attack in Co Donegal.The victim received serious injuries when he was set upon at Pearse Road in Letterkenny on April 14th last.The man was left with injuries to both his nose and mouth as a result of the attack. Gardai launched a manhunt and a man was arrested in recent days.The accused man has been charged and is expected to appear at a future sitting of the local courts.Gardai have thanked the public for their assistance in the matter.Man arrested following vicious hammer attack was last modified: April 30th, 2019 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:attackHAMMERletterkennylast_img read more