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first_imgPBA IMAGESGabe Norwood wasn’t around when Rain or Shine handily beat TNT in the elimination round last month.The Elasto Painters may not have needed Norwood as much that time, but they certainly needed his services in their quarterfinals duel on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Norwood anchored the Painters’ defense against TNT’s fiery import Glen Rice Jr., who shot just 8-of-28 from the field, including 1-of-12 from long range.And playing good defense was also ROS coach Caloy Garcia’s reminder to his players before the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I told them from the beginning we’re a good matchup against TNT. Matchup-wise with the import, with the locals, I believe that we’re almost running the same system, so it’s all about who wants it more on the defensive side,” he said after his team eked out a 106-102 win to stay alive for a semifinals ticket.Norwood was the primary defender tasked to slow down Rice, who is coming off a 36-point performance in a blowout win over Barangay Ginebra four nights ago. LATEST STORIES Matt Nieto reaping rewards of hardwork over off season Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ How to help the Taal evacuees Norwood knows how good of a player Rice is, especially on the offensive end and the swingman thinks, the former Washington Wizard is not going to miss those many shots in the do-or-die on Friday.“There won’t be many nights when Glen Rice’s gonna shoot 7-for-20 something. Lot of those are open looks that didn’t drop,” said Norwood, who also gave the Painters a lift offensively with 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from downtown.Rice is also not the only player Rain or Shine has to watch out for.“We just gotta come out and make them work for their shots. Jayson and also Kelly came out. Semerad played well. There’s a lot of threats over there that we gotta concentrate on.”Rice is confident TNT can bounce back. It also helped that despite the loss, the KaTropa gave themselves a chance to win in the end even after facing a 20-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a good effort for us in the endgame but that’s not how we win games. We need to play hard. The good thing about this is we showed that we can beat them if we play like that for the whole game,” Rice said. “But it’s gonna be hard for te team team if we play like that only for a quarter or half a quarter.”“No pressure. We’re still in the same position that we were in today. We gotta win one game. I think we fine. Coaches have to adjust a little bit but I think we’re fine.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody View commentslast_img read more


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first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 Despite having a one-man advantage for nearly the whole match, the game ended 0-0 and Scotland was eliminated.Batista, who unlike some of the other players in that Uruguay side didn’t have much of a reputation as a bruiser, appears to have come to terms with his place in World Cup history.“I work at a football academy and I coach an amateur team, and I always hear, ‘You know who this guy is? He’s the one that got sent off.’ So I get my phone out and show them the tackle,” Batista said in an interview posted on FIFA.com in 2016.CARLOS SANCHEZ, 2018The Colombian holding midfielder’s offense wasn’t as blatant as Batista’s but he was sent off by Slovenian referee Damir Skomina for handling the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial READ: Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World CupStill, Sanchez is second in the all-time list and his dismissal means there are now three players in the history of the World Cup who have been sent off inside the first 10 minutes.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 crownJOSE BATISTA, 1986Batista, a defender, was shown a red card in the 52nd second of a group match against a Scotland team coached by Alex Ferguson, after he brought down midfielder Gordon Strachan at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. It could have been even earlier as the foul was committed in the 39th second — it took the French referee Joel Quiniou a full 13 seconds to brandish the card. Sanchez had struck out his arm to stop a shot that looked bound for the Colombian net at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.It was costly. Shinji Kagawa converted the ensuing penalty to give Japan the lead. And though Colombia managed to get back on level terms in the 39th minute with a smart free-kick from Juan Quintero, Japan’s man-advantage was evident in the second half. Yuya Osako sealed the win with a powerful header in the 73rd minute.GIORGIO FERRINI, 1962The Italian’s sending-off in the 1962 World Cup took place during what is arguably the dirtiest game in World Cup history. Italy versus Chile will forever be known as the “Battle of Santiago.”The 66,000 fans at Chile’s national stadium witnessed spitting, two-footed challenges, punches, scuffles and even police intervention.Referee Ken Aston, who later invented the yellow and red card system in place from the 1970 World Cup, took to the field fearful of what was to come. The backdrop to the game had already added an edge to the match with Italian reporters maligning Chile as a country.In the eighth minute, Aston sent off midfielder Ferrini for a violent foul on a Chile player. Ferrini refused to leave the field and was eventually escorted off by police.Arguably, the violence only got worse. Italy defender Mario David was also sent off after he high-kicked at Leonel Sanchez’s throat. Sanchez, the son of a professional boxer, should have been sent off himself after breaking Humberto Maschio’s nose with a punch.Italy, down to nine men, held on until two late goals saw Chile win 2-0.ZEZE PROCOPIO,1938 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Before the “Battle of Santiago,” the match that was perhaps the most violent in World Cup history had taken place at the 1938 World Cup in France when Brazil took on Czechoslovakia.According to British journalist Brian Glanville, there was “carnage” in the quarterfinal match in Bordeaux.Zeze, a midfielder, was sent off in the 14th minute for kicking out at Czechoslovakia forward Oldrich Nejedly, who ended up with a broken leg.Also sent off were Czechoslovakia striker Jan Riha and Brazilian defender Arthur Machado for trading punches in the 89th minute.The match ended 1-1 and the two sides had to replay two days later, again in Bordeaux. This time, there were no expulsions and Brazil came through 2-1.Sanchez’s red card means that Zeze is no longer one of the three fastest sending offs in World Cup history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Senegal saves Africa from embarrassment at World Cup Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows a red card to Colombia’s Carlos Sanchez, on the ground, during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)VOLGOGRAD, Russia  — Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez will be relieved about one thing. His third-minute dismissal in the team’s opener with Japan on Tuesday at the World Cup isn’t the fastest in the tournament’s history.That honor remains in the hands of Uruguay defender Jose Batista, who was shown a red card against Scotland at the 1986 World Cup inside the first minute.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more


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first_imgI read about Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell’s rejection by the Senate on the grounds that she is an American citizen, and was immediately concerned. Even though I have reservations about dual citizenship for Liberia, I was stunned that a woman of Davis-Russell’s credentials, competence, and track record could be cast aside so easily for the sake of political expediency.While I recognise the need to maintain the rule of law in Liberia, I am worried that this latest rebuff was more politically motivated than based on any deep, abiding adherence to constitutionality.As a case in point, there is a fundamental contradiction between Article 27 of Liberia’s 1986 Constitution, which states, “All persons, who, on the coming into force of this Constitution, were lawfully citizens of Liberia shall continue to be Liberian citizens,” and Section 22.1 of the 1973 Aliens and Nationality Law, which automatically revokes the legal citizenship status of Liberia-born nationals of ‘Negro descent’ who naturalise in, declare formal allegiance to, enter into the armed forces of, vote in the elections of, or formally renounce their Liberian citizenship in a foreign state.Until this contradiction is resolved, the Senate has the wherewithal to use its own discretion to confirm nominees like Davis-Russell who are more than qualified for particular cabinet positions. I have seen too many unsuitable people breeze through the confirmation process, so can’t understand the Senate’s hardball stance this time around.But I was reminded recently that this is election season, so politics rules supreme.Lest we forget, however, the Senate has a record of botched confirmations. During the course of my doctoral research on the historical and contemporary factors that have influenced both the introduction and postponement in passage of Liberia’s dual citizenship bill, I encountered a number of anomalies in the legislative confirmation process and Davis-Russell is the first case of a barred confirmation based on citizenship status. For instance, Luseni Dunzo, former minister of public works, was questioned about his US citizenship, but later confirmed on a technicality. And I know a number of former and current cabinet officials, based on anecdotal evidence and personal knowledge, whose other citizenships did not stop them from passing through the same Senate that rejected Davis-Russell.  If we say we are a country of laws, then we need to uphold those laws consistently without fear or favour. As far as I’m concerned the Senate has two options: recall all the confirmations of those who have other citizenships to maintain legality or issue a moratorium on senate confirmations based on citizenship status until after the Constitution Review process is complete and the matter of dual citizenship officially resolved.A precedent has already been set on suspending decisions based on constitutional matters. For instance, when the Liberian people voted ‘No’ in the National Referendum of 2011, it was clear that the 10-year residency clause for presidential candidates should have been upheld. Instead, that particular Referendum item was forwarded to the Supreme Court and they decided it would be tabled until the 2017 elections.Why not overturn Davis-Russell’s rejection in a similar fashion and enable her to serve until 2017, on the grounds that she is capable of reviving an education system that is clearly challenged?But alas, I understand that Davis-Russell has done the honourable thing and asked the president to withdraw her nomination. I can’t help mourning this loss, especially since many with less integrity are in positions of authority across all three branches of government and failing the Liberian people in the process.Come next elections, whenever that will be, I hope we will choose wisely.Robtel Neajai Pailey is a Liberian academic, activist and author based at SOAS, University of London. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgThere was never any doubt it would be Nick on her arm, Heather says. Never a doubt her big brother would be her escort to the Debutante Ball. Cinderella and Prince Charming dancing across the ballroom floor to “On My Own” from “Les Miserables” at the San Fernando Valley Chapter’s National Charity League Ball on Saturday night. It was the shining moment for 12 dedicated young women who have completed six years and thousands of hours of local charity work with their mothers. But it would be their fathers who walked their white-gowned, beautiful daughters into the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel to give their hand to the special young man in their lives for the first dance. Nick and his best friend, Ben Wolfson – two buddies who had ridden the school bus for special-needs students together since they were 8 – were now 22 and leaving the public school system. Uncertain futures lay before them, but all they wanted to do that night was dance and laugh, just like every kid at their senior prom. I’m happy to say both young men are doing great a year later. Nick’s still living at home in Calabasas with his parents, and working 16 hours a week at the local Gelson’s market, where he’s one of the store’s most popular employees. Ben’s living in a two-bedroom apartment in the Valley with an assistant and is involved in a job-training program. The two friends still see each other a couple of times a month. Ben made dinner for Nick at his apartment a few weeks ago, and last week they went bowling. “He’s still my buddy,” Nick said Friday after finishing his shift at the market boxing groceries and bringing carts in from the parking lot. He was a little nervous about the ball Saturday night, nervous that maybe he’d trip or step on his sister’s flowing white gown out on the dance floor. But he was also very proud. His baby sister wanted him on her arm on one of the most important nights of her life. Him, not anyone else. Nick remembered all those years he took part in the Tri-Valley Special Olympics games and looked up in the stands at Heather and his older sister, 26-year-old Alana, cheering him on. He was proud of their support and for all the work both had done for local charities, Alana with the Assistance League and Heather with the National Charity League. But maybe most of all, Nick was proud of his mom, Kathyrn, for always making sure he was included in all the charitable work and community activities his sisters were involved in growing up. “I love them,” Nick said Friday, dressed in his tux and tails, taking his baby sister’s hand. The ball was only hours away and Cinderella and Prince Charming had to get back to practicing their first dance together. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com, (818) 713-3749160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There was never any doubt Alan Heukrodt would be giving the hand of his 18-year-old daughter, Heather, to his 23-year-old son, Nick, born with Down syndrome. “He’s my brother and I love him very much,” she said Friday, giving Nick a kiss on the cheek. “My boyfriend understood. He knew it would be Nick I wanted as my escort. When I asked (Nick), his cheeks got red and he became embarrassed. He said, `OK, sis.’ “We’ve been working on his dance moves. He’s a little nervous about the bowing part.” You may remember Nick from his last dance – his senior prom at Miller High, a special-education school in Reseda I wrote about last November. last_img

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first_imgA helicopter crewman helped deliver a baby inside the hallway of Letterkenny General Hospital.The crew of the Irish Coastguard 118 helicopter responded to the call of a woman in labour on Arranmore Island last night.But the woman’s baby wasn’t waiting around! The helicopter landed at the hospital and two paramedics started to wheel the women to the delivery suite.However she didn’t make it that far and began to give birth in the hospital corridor.The paramedics left to get the midwife but the coast guard said today that “the baby had other plans”.Crewman Gary Robertson had helped deliver the baby in the corridor by the time the midwifery team had arrived. The healthy baby boy and mother are both said to be doing fine.  COASTGUARD MAN HELPS DELIVER BABY IN HOSPITAL CORRIDOR was last modified: July 20th, 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:Arranmore IslandbabydeliveryLetterkenny General HospitalRESCUE 118last_img read more


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first_imgSinger Daniel O’Donnell’s mother Julia has been admitted to Dungloe Community Hospital.Daniel and mum JuliaThe Irish Mirror has reported that Mrs O’Donnell, 94, is understood to be seriously ill after being admitted a number of days ago.Daniel, 52, had rushed home from Scotland where he was performing on Monday night to be at his mother’s bedside. Friends of the star have been sending messages of support and prayers by Facebook.One family friend is quoted as saying “Julia is very low at the moment but she is battling away.“She is a great woman and has been ill many times before and pulled through.“Everyone is just hoping and praying that she gets better once again.” Daniel is due to play a charity concert in Dungloe this weekend and is then due to fly to Canada for some shows.It is not known if he will travel because of his mother’s poor health.  THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH DANIEL’S MUM JULIA AFTER SHE IS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL was last modified: May 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnelldonegalmum Julialast_img read more


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first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — For the majority of Sunday’s game, the Raiders had life. They had a chance, something that has come sparsely for the 2018 Oakland Raiders, who entered Week 8 with a paltry 1-5 record.Derek Carr’s first-career rushing touchdown gave the Raiders a 28-21 lead early in the third quarter, but as we’ve come to expect with these 2018 Raiders, they crumbled late, just like in the first three weeks of the season.An …last_img read more


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first_imgSAN JOSE — Center Alex True was among nine players assigned by the Sharks to the Barracuda on Wednesday.Other players sent to the AHL were forwards Joachim Blichfeld, Ivan Chekhovich, Sasha Chmelevski and Noah Gregor and defensemen Nick DeSimone, Jeffrey Viel, Nikolai Knyzhov and goalie Andrew Shortridge.True was the Barracuda’s leading scorer last season with 24 goals and 31 assists in 68 regular season games. It was believed he could challenge for a fourth line center role with the Sharks, …last_img read more


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first_imgInternational Marketing Council CEO Miller Matola addresses delegates at a recent legacy dinner hosted by the council and the Financial Times. (Image: Nosimilo Ramela)Hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup has undoubtedly benefited South Africa, with national pride, employment opportunities, the economy and investor confidence all receiving a welcome boost.“Our hosting of the World Cup was, and has been, about the creation of new realities and the destruction of old myths and pessimism about South Africa, and indeed, the rest of Africa,” said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at a recent dinner hosted by the International Marketing Council (IMC) and the Financial Times.  The event, held on 22 July at Soccer City in Johannesburg, focused on what the football spectacular did for the country’s infrastructure and economy.  Previous government estimates were that the tournament would add 0.5 percentage points to South Africa’s 2010 GDP, but after taking spending on stadiums and infrastructure since 2006 into account, Gordhan said annual growth would be about 1% higher than it would have been without the World Cup.Although the euphoria felt in the country during the World Cup would not last forever, the momentum it created would last for many years to come, Gordhan said. He said it was now up to South Africans to build on its accomplishments.He added that hosting the World Cup helped change other countries’ perceptions of South Africa: “The tournament undoubtedly boosted our country’s standing internationally, showcasing its capabilities in delivering world-class infrastructure on time and without imposing a financial burden on the national fiscus.”Lessons learntNow that the event was over, the minister said it was time to look at the lessons that could be learnt. He noted three key points that could be adopted by government:“Firstly, complex challenges should be disaggregated into a number of clearly defined undertakings with budgets and cash flow.“Secondly, using clearly defined projects, we need to develop a ‘roles and responsibility matrix’ that indicates which organisation does what work, and by when.“Thirdly, the World Cup had an immovable deadline that all parties had to work towards and therefore an overall programme with individual project schedules, targets and deadlines was prepared. This kept the overall project tight with little room to manoeuvre …”Was it worth it?A panel discussion was also held at the dinner. This included Paul Mashatile, deputy minister of the Department of Arts and Culture and provincial chairperson of the African National Congress; Graham Wood, managing director of Southern Sun Hotels; Roshene Singh, chief marketing officer of South African Tourism; Nombulelo Moholi, managing director of Telkom; and Miller Matola, CEO of the IMC.Financial Times bureau chief for Southern Africa Richard Lapper chaired the discussion. He asked the panellists if they thought the World Cup, and all the money spent on it was, in fact, worth it for South Africa.  “The games were priceless,” said Mashatile. “Soccer has really brought us together and it’s of huge value – I don’t think you can put a price on it. It was truly worth it.”Wood said the tourism and hospitality sector benefited greatly: “Without the World Cup we wouldn’t have been able to grow our industry from where it was to where it is today.” More tourists coming here means more jobs for South Africans, which helps alleviate poverty, he added.More than 3-million football fans, both local and foreign, attended the 64 games played at various stadiums around the country. In addition, there were more than 3 000 hours of broadcasting from South Africa, which included impressive images of the country in all its diversity.This was also the first World Cup that used live 3D footage, which was transmitted through fibre-optic cables and satellites to televisions in 217 countries.“The network development that came from the World Cup will be used after the event in South Africa. It is part of our legacy of training and development. The tournament has helped us accelerate our development plans that will last for years,” said Moholi.Matola said the event was a great opportunity for rebranding the country: “It has changed historical perceptions about Africa and South Africa, and what we can do. This will attract skills and encourage foreign investment and business into the country.”“The most important legacy of the World Cup is the renewed confidence in ourselves as a nation,” Gordhan said at the end of the evening.“The conversation in South Africa today is how to build on this to tackle our most pressing social challenges: public education, health, and unemployment. Confidence is a key ingredient in any successful endeavour.”last_img read more