La Salle trumps UST, regains hold of top spot

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR “It was a mild sprain and I hope she can play on Saturday,” said La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus. “Actually, I was confident because the other players run the same practice drills.”Desiree Cheng led La Salle with 13 points while Dy had 12 points before leaving the game.Tin Tiamzon also finished in double figures for the defending champions as she put up 11 points.Rondina had 13 points to lead UST with EJ Laure and Dimdim Pacres combining for 21.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards The Golden Tigresses, who are still in contention for a spot in the Final Four, slipped to 7-5.UST skipper Cherry Rondina handed La Salle its fifth straight win when her final attack went out of bounds.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 returnLa Salle’s win, however, was met with a major hurdle.Talisman Kim Kianna Dy sprained her right ankle in the third set, with La Salle leading 6-4, and did not return to the game. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle took back the top seed in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament after taking down University of Santo Tomas, 25-23, 25-22, 25-21, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers improved to 10-2, the same record as Ateneo, but amassed 30 points as compared to the Lady Eagles’ 29.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Pau Gasol giving Spurs everything they expected, and more Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Hidilyn Diaz bags two bronze medals in 2019 weightlifting worlds

first_imgLOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images She finished eighth in snatch after a lift of 93 kg, dooming her chances for gold. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption “That was all your, Lord. I was having a mental block, I thought 93 kgs gone over but you guided me. Thank you for what you did, Lord. I’m so blessed,” said Diaz in a tweet in Filipino.Liao Quiyun of China took home the overall gold medal with a combined lift of 227kg and the top prize in snatch while compatriot Zhang Wanqiong settled for silver despite a golden lift in clean and jerk.The tournament serves a qualifier for the Tokyo Olympics, where the Zamboanga native is looking to qualify for her fourth straight stint in the Summer Games.In the 2017 weightlifting worlds held in California, Diaz finished with a bronze and a silver medal (clean and jerk) in the 53kg event.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘People evacuated on their own’ LATEST STORIES Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold PLAY LIST 04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold01:04Rombaon grabs bronze in cross country MTB race00:58SEA Games stint long time coming for Hidilyn Diaz01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown It is a privilege given by God to represent my beloved country, Philippines in a prestigious competition at the IWF World Championship 2019. Thank you @PSC for the support given to the whole Philippine Weightlifting team.#LabanPilipinas #LabanHidilyn #tokyo2020 #TEAMHD— Hidilyn Diaz OLY (@diaz_hidilyn) September 20, 2019MANILA, Philippines–Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz captured two bronze medals in the 2019 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships Friday night in Pattaya, Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Diaz, who broke the Philippines’ 20-year medal drought in the 2016 Rio Games, lifted 121 kilograms in clean and jerk for the bronze and finished third overall with a total lift of 214 kg in the women’s 55g division.ADVERTISEMENT Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ Flying startlast_img read more

Govt working on implementation of regional Police Commanders

first_imgVery soon, each administrative region across the country will be appointed with its own regional Police Commander.As a part of the major transformation awaiting the Guyana Police Force (GPF), Government had proposed the idea of assigning each of the 10 administrative regions with its own Police representative to ensure better control and management of security of each region.Providing an update on the progress, President David Granger told media operatives that the proposal is still on the table, adding that his Administration is working swiftly to ensure this becomes a reality.“What has happened is that we have a regional system with 10 regions, an old country system with three counties and an old colonial system with districts…,” the President pointed out as he lamented that in all the years gone by, no attempt was ever made to marry the Police divisions with the current regional administration.“So there are a lot of anomalies. For example, the Commander of B Division actually straddles Region Five and Region Six. So we just want to streamline the system to ensure that one Police Commander would respond to Regional Chairman or one regional interest,” he explained.In further supporting the need for this regional integration with the Police Force, President Granger further highlighted that there is only one grouping of Police managing the entire hinterland regions.“Literally Region One, Seven, Eight and Nine were under one Divisional Commander who was actually working in Eve Leary and living in Georgetown…,” the President expressed.Nonetheless, he pointed out that through his Administration’s intervention, the Divisional Commander is now living and working in Bartica, Region Seven.last_img read more

Spector’s former lawyer takes stand

first_imgSara Caplan, a former lawyer for Phil Spector, reluctantly testified under threat of jail Thursday that she saw a defense forensic expert pick up a small white object at the scene of Lana Clarkson’s death but that it was not the size of a missing piece of the actress’s fingernail. Called by the prosecution in Spector’s murder trial, Caplan gave essentially the same story she had in a previous hearing without jurors present, but this time used a diagram to compare sizes. She said she saw forensic scientist Henry Lee pick up an item about 1 inch in circumference with rough edges and put it in a vial. She said she never saw the item again. Under questioning by defense lawyer Linda Kenney-Baden, Caplan drew a small diagram of the item, then looked at a photo of the dead woman’s hand missing a fragment of acrylic nail from the thumb. “Was the item you saw the same size?” asked Kenney-Baden. “No,” said Caplan. “Was what you saw larger than that missing fragment?” Kenney-Baden asked. “Yes,” said Caplan. Prosecutors contend that the item could be evidence of a struggle but was never turned over to them. Caplan had earlier refused to testify about the item, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler ruled her in contempt of court and threatened to jail her. He cited precedents that said the privilege did not apply in cases in which evidence allegedly was destroyed. Lee vehemently denied that he found or withheld such an item but the judge said he believed Caplan and ordered her to repeat her statements to the jury. She only agreed to testify after the California Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal. At the time of the alleged discovery, Caplan was part of an original defense team that examined the foyer of Spector’s mansion where Clarkson died from a bullet fired from a snub-nose .38-caliber revolver stuck in her mouth Feb. 3, 2003. The defense claims Clarkson shot herself. Kenney-Baden suggested in questioning that there were many other white things in the foyer, and Caplan agreed. Caplan was prevented from trying to redeem the reputation of Lee, a renowned forensic star with whom she has worked many times including on the O.J. Simpson case. When Kenney-Baden asked whether she had ever known Lee to withhold evidence, there was a strong objection from prosecutor Alan Jackson. The judge ordered the question stricken from the record. Jackson also pressed Caplan on the size of the object, noting that in the earlier hearing she said the object was the size of her own fingernail “perhaps.” Caplan acknowledged that if that word was in the transcript she said it. Asked by the prosecutor who was last person she saw handling the item, she said, “Dr. Lee.” As she left the courtroom she stopped briefly by Spector. Outside, she said she told him, “Good luck, Mr. Spector.” The issue of whether Caplan could claim attorney-client privilege and refuse to face the jury took her on a quest for help to a state appeals court and the California Supreme Court. Both refused to hear the case without comment. When the judge ordered her to appear Thursday morning, Caplan agreed to testify and indicated she wanted to be done with it. “This has taken so much time out of my work and my life, my family,” she said. “I haven’t been able to go on vacation with my son. I was supposed to start a trial today. I have other clients, too.” Ironically, Lee now says he probably won’t testify in the case, suggesting that the attack on him by prosecutors was designed to keep him off the witness stand. “The bottom line is I did not take a fingernail,” he told The Associated Press earlier this week. “But they made it a smoke screen.”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

Kouyate to start after appeal? West Ham team news: Predicted XI to face Arsenal

first_img 21. Angelo Ogbonna (centre-back) 8. Cheikhou Kouyate (midfield) 16. Mark Noble (midfield) 11 11 28. Manuel Lanzini (midfield) 30. Michail Antonio (right-back) 11 11 11 15. Diafra Sakho (forward) 29. Emmanuel Emenike (forward) 2. Winston Reid (centre-back) – Click the arrow right, to see the full predicted Manchester United XI in squad number order On Saturday, West Ham will be hoping to put an end to a ten-year winless run against Arsenal at Upton Park. A home win against the Gunners last came in November 2006, when Marlon Harewood scored the only goal of the game. But, with victory in the reverse fixture at the Emirates, Slaven Bilic’s men will be quietly confident.The Hammers were handed a mid-week boost when they successfully appealed Cheikhou Kouyate’s red card against Crystal Palace.A win is vital if West Ham want to keep their hopes of a top-four finish alive. And with Dimitri Payet in form, any thing is possible.The French midfielder capped off a fine week on international duty with France by netting an outrageous free-kick in the Eagles draw. In terms of team news, Bilic has the luxury of a fully-fit squad for the early kick-off.Defenders James Collins and Sam Byram were due to train on Friday following spells out injured, and although they are unlikely to be thrown straight back in their return means the east Londoners have an empty treatment room for a change.Who will start for the home side? Click the arrow, above right, to see our predicted XI in squad number order. 3. Aaron Cresswell (left-back) 11 13. Adrian (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 27. Dimitri Payet (midfield) 11 11last_img read more

Liverpool dealt blow in striker chase, Chelsea to bank £57m for Costa – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has dismissed rumours linking the Eagles with a move for ex-West Ham striker Carlton Cole, 33, who is a free agent. (Croydon Advertiser) Liverpool will have to battle Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid in the race for 21-year-old RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner. (Mundo Deportivo)Meanwhile, Liverpool’s hopes of signing RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita in January rather than next summer as agreed are slim, even if the German club exit the Champions League. (Liverpool Echo)Chelsea managed to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid for as much as £57.5million. (The Times)Tottenham are considering a move for 19-year-old Everton forward Ademola Lookman. (Daily Mirror)Everton boss Ronald Koeman has revealed the Toffees “thought” they had signed Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud in the summer, only for the French striker to stay with the Gunners. (Daily Express)Manchester City playmaker David Silva has put contract talks on hold, with AC Milan interested in signing the 31-year-old Spain international. (Tuttomercatoweb)City defender Kyle Walker has said it was “incredibly” tough to leave Tottenham in the summer, but was “hurt” by not being selected to start several big games towards the end of last season. (The Times)West Ham United midfielder Reece Oxford, 18, will cut short his loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach and return to the Hammers in December. (ESPN)Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes French centre-back Kurt Zouma, on loan at the Potters from Chelsea, is worth £40m in the transfer market. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United are yet to begin talks with manager Rafael Benitez over a new contract at St James’ Park. (Newcastle Chronicle)West Brom boss Tony Pulis remains interested in signing Watford striker Troy Deeney and could make a move for the 29-year-old in January. (Express & Star)In other news…Bayern Munich are in talks with former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel over their vacant managerial position. (SportBuzzer)Tuchel flew to Munich on Friday and has been in contact with the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. (Bild)Here are the latest headlines…Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero expected to be out for between two and four weeks after breaking rib in Amsterdam car crashFootball is ignoring its duty of care to players, says former Chelsea doctor Eva CarneiroDavid Luiz absence is a ‘big loss’, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ahead of Manchester City clashNapoli’s Faouzi Ghoulam set to reject Liverpool and ChelseaGeoffrey Kondogbia ready to snub Liverpool and Tottenham for ValenciaSam Allardyce hopes Roy Hodgson can ‘work his magic’ at Crystal Palace – but fears the worst for clubEXCLUSIVE – New Birmingham boss Steve Cotterill eyes promotion ‘this season or next’FIFA 18 wonderkids: Top 14 starlets in SpainAston Villa striker Ross McCormack joins A-League side Melbourne City on loanManchester City FC team news: Predicted City XI for Premier League clash v ChelseaManchester United team news: Predicted line-up for Premier League match against Crystal PalaceChelsea FC team news: Probable Blues XI for massive Manchester City match 1 Transfer rumours and paper review last_img read more

Celtic’s Champions League second qualifying round opponents revealed

first_img latest Football’s top transfers from the 2019 summer transfer window so far And a second round qualifying tie awaits them on July 23-24, with further rounds to be played just to book their place in the Champions League proper.If Celtic fail to beat FK Sarajevo, they have been handed a safety net from UEFA in the shape of a bye to the Europa League third qualifying round. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Neil Lennon will be hoping to guide Celtic to the Champions League group stage LATEST Celtic could face Estonians Nomme Kalju or Shkendija of North Macedonia if they get past FK Sarajevo to reach the second qualifying round of the Champions League.Neil Lennon’s side face Bosnian club FK Sarajevo in the first qualifying round early next month. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Japan vs England (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTScotland vs Argentina (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2England Under-21s vs Romania Under-21s (Friday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2 1 However, they fell short last term when they were knocked out in the qualifying rounds by AEK Athens.Lennon replaced Rodgers, who left Celtic Park for Leicester in February, on a temporary basis, but after guiding the club to a third domestic treble, he was given the job on a permanent deal.And the Hoops will be hoping for more memorable European nights under Lennon, who famously masterminded a shock 2-1 win over Barcelona in 2012. Getty boost Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 9.01%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder REVEALED center_img The Hoops reached the group stage of the Champions League in their first two seasons under former boss Brendan Rodgers. LIVE ON talkSPORT REAL DEAL Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea punished Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star whoops LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND JIBE deals last_img read more

Craig Levein says Hearts can maintain Premiership top spot

first_img“We have lost Christophe (Berra), which obviously is a big blow. I would much rather have him available because his experience could be vital. “Hopefully we will get him back in December ready for the second half of the season.“I think we need to keep everybody fit, our best players in particular, and hopefully we can keep churning out results.”Levein believes there are two key differences in this season’s squad compared with the Hearts side that finished sixth in the Premiership last term. Craig Levein sees no reason why Hearts can’t remain top of the table well into the season.His side sit five points clear at the top of the Premiership after making a 100 per cent start and are on a run of eight wins in a row in all competitions.Hearts will look to keep the momentum going on Saturday against Livingston and Levein is eyeing a long stay at the summit. Asked if he could see his side being there at Easter, the manager of the month for August said: “I don’t see why not. He said: “We have a stronger squad, which keeps players on their toes.“When they look over at the bench, they know they need to do more or better to stay in the team. That’s a good weapon for a manager to have.“The other thing is I am certain this group of players is as hungry a team as I’ve worked with, which brings the intensity every day in training and in matches that you need to be successful.“You look through our squad and see young, hungry, ambitious players and also some senior pros who have been through just about everything football could throw at you, and their attitude is just as good as when they first stepped on the training ground as a teenager.“When I played here, we had those two things, and any good side I have had as a manager over the years has had those things.”With both Rangers and Celtic having European ties to contend with, the Hearts boss, who hasn’t decided whether he will be in the dugout on Saturday following recent health problems, believes fixture congestion could hand his side an advantage.He said: “There’s no doubt it does split your focus a bit when you’ve got a league game then an important European tie. “I hope they play each other in the final, I hope that’s how long they’re in it.”Of the challenge of Livingston, he added: “We have a tough game against Livingston who have won their last three matches. “I think that’s a warning in itself that we cannot afford to go into that match other than being 100 per cent focused on our jobs.”last_img read more

Hearts boss Craig Levein named manager of the month

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein has been named Premiership manager of the month for August.The accolade was awarded to Levein after he returned to work following a recent health scare.The Tynecastle side won all three of their Premiership matches last month and currently sit five points clear at the top of the table.Hearts began August with a 4-1 away victory over Hamilton before defeating champions Celtic 1-0 in Edinburgh. They continued their 100 per cent record as they eliminated Dunfermline from the League Cup before travelling to Rugby Park to secure a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.Levein’s side have maintained their stunning form into September with a 4-1 victory over St Mirren at Tynecastle, followed up by last weekend’s 1-0 win at Motherwell.The former Scotland boss returned to watch that match from the stands at Fir Park.Levein said of the award: “It’s recognition for a lot of people at the club that we’ve started the season well. “Particularly, the staff that we’ve had to lean on the last couple of weeks who have been fantastic.“If I could cut it into a hundred pieces and hand it out I would.”Hearts face newly-promoted Livingston on Saturday as they look to cement their position at the top of the Premiershiplast_img read more

IU Police Investigate Early Sunday Rape

first_imgMunroe says the woman did suffer minor physical injuries during the incident.Due to the limited light in the area the description of the suspects is limited. Two of the men were wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The third suspect is short in stature and was shorts and a tank-top.“The investigation is active and details are very limited,” Monroe wrote in an email. “No arrest has been made at this time. IUPD did put out a mass notification of the incident at 2:45 a.m. alerting students to possible danger in the area of Bryan Ave. IUPD does not believe that there is an ongoing threat to the IU community at this time.”Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at (812) 855-6706. Indiana University Police Bloomington is investigating a reported rape that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, one block east of campus in the area of Bryan Avenue.IU Police Lt. Craig Munroe says the victim is an IU student.She told police she was forced to the ground between two houses by three unknown male subjects. Two of the males held the 19-year-old woman on the ground while the third man raped her.last_img read more