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Scratchers secure no. 2

first_imgMOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Batangas wrapped up its run with a 4-6 record.Go for Gold faces Che’Lu Bar and Grill on Thursday to decide the top seed while Marinerong will take on Centro Escolar University for the No. 3 position.First Game:GO FOR GOLD 86—Reyes 19, Wong 14, Banal 13, Pili 12, Publico 10, Tolentino 5, Porter 4, Salem 4, Cipriano 3, Gaco 2.MARINERONG-TIP 71—Tratter 16, Enguio 10, Manalang 9, Ndiaye 9, Jackson 7, Palencia 7, Johnson 5, Medina 4, Napoles 4, Matignas 0, B. Santos 0, Thiele 0.Quarters: 13-14, 36-35, 61-43, 86-71Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More athletes, more medals; Tabora pulls out 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 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio namescenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced A Vince Tolentino foul shot with 7:11 to play gave the Scratchers their biggest lead of 23 points, 69-46.Jai Reyes topscored for Go for Gold with 19 points that went with eight assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Dan Wong also chipped in 14 points while Gab Banal impressed with 13 points in his return from a two-game absence.“If we play defense, we’ll have a chance to win every game,” said Go for Gold coach Charles Tiu.In the second game, Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo kept AMA Online Education winless this conference after a 91-78 rout. Go for Gold secured the No. 2 spot in the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with an 86-71 trouncing of Marinerong Pilipino-TIP on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Scratchers held the Engineers to just eight points in the third quarter as they stretched their lead to 18 points entering the payoff period.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Govt cancels plan to dismantle, distribute stands

first_imgBy Devina SamarooGovernment has abandoned its plan to install modern seating arrangements at D’Urban Park, the venue projected to be a world-class arena for major public events.The wooden bleachers that can accommodate 28,000 persons altogether, were initially slated to be dismantled and distributed after the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.The announcement to dismantle the bleachers had come in light of strong criticisms about the quality of the work and the appropriateness of using wood to construct stands for a proposed state-of-the-art stadium.But President David Granger during an interview on “The Public Interest” revealed that there were several requests for the wooden stands to remain at the facility and upon consideration, his Government decided it was a sound move.“We had a second look at it, D’Urban Park is now an institution which people have started to use… It is very likely that D’Urban Park, which is the single largest stadium in the country, will be kept as a place of public purposes and the stands will not be dismantled,” he stated.Concerns about the integrity of the stands were raised by a number of persons, even by the General Secretary of the General Contractors Association of Guyana, Neil Rogers, who concluded that the work was very “shabby”.His assessment was made approximately one month before D’Urban Park was scheduled to accommodate a gargantuan crowd.He had asserted that the inferiority of the work goes beyond what meets the eye, pointing out that he has a “contractor’s eye”, and explained that wood was jointed in places that are load bearing and that bolts were inserted where they ought not to have been.Another concern he highlighted was the quality of the lumber supplied for the construction, which was a public-private partnership at that time.Subsequently, management of the project was pulled from the hands of private individuals and placed under the Public Infrastructure Ministry. It became solely a public project.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had disclosed that the stands would be dismantled and distributed to community centre grounds across the country. The names of the centres at the time were withheld from the public.Now that the stands will no longer be sent to community centres, alternative arrangements may be made to ensure those recreational venues are adequately equipped with proper seating facilities.The Head-of-State also explained that Government is looking to develop additional recreational facilities in the towns across the country.Meanwhile, reports indicate that the cost of construction of the D’Urban Park bleachers alone amounted to some $210 million. This is in addition to unknown sums which was spent by private businessman on the project.When prompted, President Granger was unable to disclose the ratio of contribution from private and public sectors.Government had explained that all private donations were made to a registered company, which is under a separate head outside of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.The D’Urban Park development initiative is being rolled out in three phases:Phase one, which entailed uprooting the overburden and replacing it with sand and loam to enable construction of drains and pathways and the installation of floodlights, was completed in time for the Jubilee Celebrations on May 26. According to reports, $150 million was allocated for those works.An artist’s impression of the D’Urban Park facility shows that there will be nine ponds but Minister Patterson had told “Guyana Times” on Independence Day 2016 that assessments will have to be made before a concrete decision is made on the way forward:“It is supposed to be a green space for the benefit of every Guyanese…everything is conceptual at the moment. You would have probably seen the artistic designs. But the final decision will be representing the country about where we are and where we want to go,” he had stated.It remains sure however, that D’Urban Park will be used for a variety of public events, including the Mashramani float parade; religious ceremonies; food fairs and educational exhibitions; musical concerts; medical outreaches; physical training and gymnastic displays, and public rallies.last_img read more

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Debbah Tracks ‘Cream of Players’

first_imgWith at least 35 days to the opener of the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Togo in Lome, Coach James Salinsa Debbah is still in the hunt for a cream of players to begin intensive training.Since the start of the Coca-Cola Big 8 Tournament, the Lone Star manager has been seen on the Blue Field purposely to “pick and choose” super players in the absence of the domestic league, which has been deferred for the 3rd time on Monday, May 25.On the tournament’s opener, Coach Debbah sat in the VIP stand during BYC and Nimba United derby but moved on the technical bench of Mighty Barrolle, his former club in which in played for five years, 1984-1989, and his presence might have motivated the Rollers to draw with LISCR FC, 2-2.The 47-year-old watched the rest of the preliminary rounds which ended yesterday at the VIP.Though Debbah is tightlipped on his selection many football connoisseurs believe that most of the players would come from BYC I, because the ‘Go Blue Boys’ are the only team that won all her games and didn’t concede a goal.The Group A leader whipped Nimba United 1-0, as well as Barrolle and LISCR FC 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.NPA Anchors, head of Group B emerged with seven points, having convincingly whipped FC Fassell and Aries 4-0 and 2-0 respectively and drawing with IE, 1-1.The runners-up of Group A and B, Nimba United and IE are also in the fray for their players to be single out. Players from second runners-up LISCR FC and Mighty Barrolle are not an exception for the ‘go-after’.Amidst the crucial call-up of players being hinged on the nine-day football league, some connoisseurs are admonishing the coach to begin intensive practice on Monday, May 11 to have adequate time to prepare for the showdown.Meanwhile, besides the local players, Coach Debbah has announced the call-up of at least 40 overseas players for the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).For the oversease players, Coach Debbah named Sam Johnson (in Sweden), William Jerboe (Portugal), Alex Nimely (England), and Baba Kar, a young Liberian who is playing in Italy, among others.He dismissed reports that South Africa based Anthony Laffor remains captain of Lone Star. Reports have it that he has verbally resigned.Coach Debbah argued that a new coach has the right to retain or appoint a new captain, though he has not officially unveiled whether the ex-skipper would be among his 40 foreign based players.Lone Star, particularly, the local players would also participate in the 2016 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers, (the Orange African Nations Championship in Rwanda 2016.)The CHAN competition is organized for players who feature in the local league, while the AFCON tournament is for both foreign based and local players.Many football connoisseurs are doubtful that the employment of an inexperienced coach, the delay in the selection of players, lack of deputy coach and the unpleasant relationship with the LFA and the Liberian government coupled with the ‘No Money Syndrome” would lead Liberia to qualify since we last appeared in 1996 and 2001.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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She Cranes overpower Samoa to register first victory at World Cup 2019

first_imgMary Nuba (left) played as a Goal Shooter on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Netball World Cup Uganda 69-48 SamoaM&S Bank Arena, EnglandSaturday, 13-07-2019Like it was expected, the Uganda National Women’s Netball team, She Cranes took care of business on day two of the Netball World Cup as they defeated Samoa.Coming of a loss 64-32 to England in their opening game, Vincent Kiwanuka’s side put up a dominant display, taking three of the four quarters en route to a comfortable 69-48 victory.After Friday’s almost no show, Kiwanuka made a few alterations to his starting team with Stella Oyella moved to Goal Attack while Mary Nuba was switched to Goal Shooter. Captain Peace Proscovia started on the bench and would later be introduced in the third quarter.The move paid off immediately with the two impressing in the first quarter to put Uganda on their way as they took it 22-11.The second saw She Cranes maintain their control as they won it 18-12 to ensure they led 40-23 at halftime.Despite having a comfortable 17 goal lead, Kiwanuka’s side who are ranked 6th in the world, went for the kill in the third, taking it 17-10 and head into the last quarter leading 57-33.Speaking after the game, Kiwanuka was full of praise for his team who now set focus to their final preliminary round one game against Scotland on Sunday.“We had to bounce back to put our selves in a good position to march onto the next round, said Kiwanuka.“The girls reacted well and now we get our tournament started and also target another win against Scotland.With three teams progressing from each group, Uganda have sealed a spot in the next round but will be hoping to take care of Scotland on Sunday.For Samoa, they take on England Roses on the same day. This was their second loss at the competition after losinf 35-53 to Scotland on Friday.The last time the two met, the She Cranes registered a 20 goal victory, at the Commonwealth games in Australia.She Cranes starting team against ScotlandSylvia Nanyonga (WD), Stella Oyella (GA), Mary Nuba (GS), Jessica Achan (C), Stella Nanfuka (GK), Racheal Nanyonga (WA), Lilian Ajio (GD)Other Netball World Cup results on Saturday-Australia 73-37 Zimbabwe-Northern Ireland 67-50 Sri Lanka-New Zealand 78-50 Barbados-Malawi 87-50 Singapore-England 70-33 Scotland-Jamaica Vs Trinidad-South Africa Vs FijiComments Tags: Mary NubaNetball World cup 2019Peace ProscoviaSamoashe cranesStella OyelatopVincent Kiwanukalast_img read more

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Start date announced for Muff to Buncrana bus service

first_imgThe much-needed Muff to Buncrana bus will be taking to the road from the 2nd of July 2019.The news has been welcomed by Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillors Jack Murray and Terry Crossan today.The tender was issued after a public meeting was held in Muff by Cllr Murray. Commenting on the news, he said; “I am delighted that we have now reached this point and that this much needed public service will commence soon. This is an issue which has been flagged up regularly by local residents and will be particularly beneficial to secondary school pupils and those travelling to the doctors in Buncrana.“I couldn’t speak highly enough of Local Link as they have been extremely helpful throughout this process. They immediately agreed to meet residents when the invite was made. They then took all concerns on board and acted upon them.”His colleague, Cllr Crossan agreed and said; “This is a very positive announcement for the village of Muff. The service will cost just €3 and will be accessible transport for all. I would encourage everyone to avail of this service and ensure it is maintained. Indeed, I am confident that if it proves popular enough then we can lobby to extend the service to six days a week in future.”Start date announced for Muff to Buncrana bus service was last modified: June 14th, 2019 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) Tags:buncranabusLocal Linkmufflast_img read more

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Crusaders claim Little 4

first_imgJasa Sisemore had 19 points and the St. Bernard’s Crusaders girls’ basketball team finished off its fifth consecutive Little 4 Conference title, beating the visiting Hoopa Warriors 69-59 Thursday night at St. Bernard’s High.“(Hoopa) came to play with great energy and we had to push ourselves to compete at their level,” Crusaders head coach Mark Garner said in a text to the Times-Standard following the win.Although St. Bernard’s (6-0, 18-5) may have ended the night the better team, Hoopa …last_img

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Gautrain beats dolomitic challenges

first_img17 March 2009As construction on South Africa’s rapid rail link, known as the Gautrain, has moved northwards from Johannesburg to Pretoria, engineers from around the world have worked smartly to overcome the challenges thrown up by different geological conditions along the route.The tunnelling that has taken place under the suburbs of Johannesburg has been relatively straightforward. Two methods have been used – dynamiting the tunnels, and the cut and cover method, which involves digging a hole, then covering a roof over it. These are fairly standard engineering jobs when excavating tunnels for an underground train.But with construction moving further north, dolomitic conditions in the Pretoria area have posed challenges which have produced a range of engineering solutions.In dolomitic conditions, the ground is unstable and may collapse, forming sinkholes, at any time. The Sudwala Caves in Mpumalanga province and the Wonder Cave in the Cradle of Humankind outside Johannesburg are examples of dolomitic caves. Changes in the water table, often brought about by human intervention through the sinking of boreholes or leaking utility services, cause the sinkholes to develop, often with tragic consequences.“Designing and installing heavy foundations in these conditions has been a unique challenge for the project team and Bombela mobilised a team of international and South Africa experts in the fields of geology, ground investigation, foundation design and construction, in order to accomplish this,” says a Gautrain statement.StudiesThe Gautrain team looked at studies recording 800 sinkholes. “Ninety-five percent of sinkholes are less than 15 metres in diameter,” says Errol Braithwaite, an engineer and technical executive at Bombela, the concession company building the Gautrain. Despite most sinkholes being less than 15 metres across, the engineers are designing the route as if all possible sinkholes will be 15 metres in diameter.“We have done a lot of ground preparation,” says Braithwaite. “We have been very careful about the dolomite.”The Gautrain will appear above ground at Marlboro station, in Alexandra, after travelling underground for 15 kilometres, from Park Station in downtown Johannesburg. It will then travel to Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport above ground, on a viaduct or bridge.The viaduct through Centurion, immediately south of Pretoria, will be more than four kilometres long. The Centurion Rugby Club had to be relocated to make way for it.Solutions to dolomiteWhere bedrock is relatively shallow, a specially constructed mass concrete mattress is used, making it possible to build in unstable conditions.In areas of deeper bedrock, voids and cavities in the dolomite are filled with grouting. Piles are then drilled into the bedrock, and a viaduct pier is constructed.The soil can also be treated in other ways – it can be compacted either by repeated lifting and dropping of purpose-made steel pounders using a crane, or it can be “pre-loaded” by placing a thousand 10-ton concrete blocks on the viaduct foundation and then building the viaduct pier or column above this.In other areas ground beams or ground bridges have been built, stretching 15 metres in length, covering possible sinkholes. Sensors in the bridge will pick up ground activity, indicating a potential sinkhole opening up. Even if one does open up, the bridge will hold, and repair work can be undertaken beneath it.Construction of viaductsCommuters between Johannesburg and Pretoria would have noticed the huge viaducts going up alongside the freeways, and in some cases, crossing them. To support these going over the freeways, the engineers have sunk shafts of seven metres in diameter some 30 metres down to the bedrock.The viaducts next to the freeways are like huge concrete T-shapes, with two arms growing each way. Whereas viaducts away from the freeways are built using pre-cast concrete segments, put in place using large steel girders and cranes, and strengthened and bound together with steel cabling and high-strength epoxy glue, this is not possible alongside a busy road.In this case the T-shaped viaduct is built on site, with each side caste in the air simultaneously, balancing one another out carefully until they join with the growing viaducts on either side.Construction teamThe construction team, composed of professionals from 26 countries, has had to deal with a range of issues. From relocating indigenous frogs and moving 100-year-old graves, to constructing 50 small bridges over the undulating terrain, and moving over 1 000 underground utilities.Some six-million cubic metres of earth have been moved around, dug out in places and used to build bridges or overpasses in other places. Bridge walls have been built at bridges in high-density areas, to cut the noise level.Some 1 100 properties have been expropriated to make way for the construction of the Gautrain. While many houses had to be demolished in the Centurion area, Teazers nightclub refused to move and the track had to be re-directed around it.So far, 13 kilometres of the 80km track have been constructed. In all, 11 289 people are employed in an area of 41 square kilometres of construction.The rail link between Sandton and the airport will be complete on 27 June 2010, two weeks after the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.But, says Barbara Jensen, the communications and marketing executive for the Gautrain, a R150-million incentive has been built into the contract to get Bombela to finish the Gautrain two weeks early, the day before the World Cup begins.“We will only be in a position to determine whether we need to accelerate to finish two weeks before 8 June 2010 by June this year,” she says.The full 80km route will be complete by the end of March 2011.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Do Open Protocols Bring Storage Costs Down?

first_imgTags:#cloud#Trends#Vendors#Virtualization mike kirkwood Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The move to virturalization leaves no stone left unturned. It touched the public network via EC2 (and now a host of hosts) it formed the Cloud and fused a new generation of the Internet. Service orientated also hits the data centers and this means things like switches, servers, and disk.At the core of the movement of virtualization movement is freedom of the physical environment. Optimize hardware performance and set the workload free. In the process of doing this, a promise of cost savings has set a off a storm in re-factoring the data center.This is the first in a series of posts taking a look at areas of the data center and how an openness strategy become a driver for winning customers by bringing costs down.We took a look at the storage landscape from the eyes of Hitachi Data Systems, “HDS”. We spoke with Hu Yoshida, CTO of HDS. He gave us a practical overview on how the needle of enterprise costs are being reduced focusing on reducing operational costs. One thing the he mentioned was that Hitachi’s HDS division was able to grow in the storage business in this tough climate, which is amazing considering it is an industry that follows economic spending as a whole. Yoshida attributes part of this to HDS decision to deliberately disrupt their own “closed” box solution where storage and management are sold together. This allows IT shops to have more choice, and decouple vendors. He said that this was a big decision for the company, as it opened up more competition to a core business. Protocol vs. API Yoshida said that the team at HDS decided it was inevitable for this protocol level standardization to exist. His team felt that HDS needed to be a leader in this opportunity. He cited a customer that uses an HDS head as a management function that had NetApp behind it as a pattern they supported that several years ago would have been done by partnership rather than protocol level support. Although in this scenario HDS didn’t win “all tiers” of this storage solution, it was able to be a fabric and join a customer that “loves NetApp” and loves HDS too.Mr. Yoshida said that his company decided to fully embrace the protocol level integration with the surrounding systems, instead of only releasing only APIs, as a means to allow more competition – and cooperation in the ecosystem through technology rather than selective partnerships. Considering the TiersAn area of storage that is ripe for cost savings is supporting different types of solutions, e.g. production vs. development and classes of storage based on the application. In his blog post, New Considerations for Tiered Storage, Hu examines reduction of costs. Looking under the covers we see that there is a lot of questions to ask in the details of these strategies, and marketing matters in how solutions are perceived and how different types of hardware (for example Seagate vs. HDS) make a difference for buyers, and that to be a leader, it is key to have answers across the industry ecosystem.When we look at the decision being on moving the cost needle down for operations management instead of hardware savings, it becomes clear that playing nicely pays. HDS is a company that plays on both sides of the storage spectrum (management layer and disk) and it’s partnerships include relationships with HP (as OEM) and companies like Cisco and Brocade as go-to-market partners. It is tempting to “hardwire” solutions together, but it is a bigger win when instead these are loosely coupled and partner-ready.Looking at it from the angle of cost reduction for open standards gives the pivot point to consider this natural tension offered by virtualization has a promise binding vendors together to optimize their solutions for the plug-and-play data center.Does an open protocol powered data center reduce total costs? IBM, HP, Cisco, NetApp, Oracle…Hitachi thinks so, do you? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Robert Bolick shows his worth in statement game for NorthPort

first_imgRobert Bolick, Philippine Basketball Association’s second overall rookie, has had a sensational debut in the pro league, and he has the numbers to show for it.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess READ; Robert Bolick signs 2-year max deal with NorthPort“Actually my confidence started to rise during the All-Star weekend,” he added. “There Stanley (Pringle) and I talked about the team—maybe for about eight hours.”Turns out, it was a pep talk that NorthPort did not know it needed to avoid going to settle for a playoff match just for a right to compete in the next round.With Pringle only going for nine and Sean Anthony just settling for 19 due to pain around his groin area, Bolick’s effort was more than welcome.“I told myself, alright, Wednesday, I’ll show that I’m deserving of sharing the backcourt with him,” Bolick recalled.“He’s a skilled kid,” Jarencio said, but not before making one jest—a constant in his post-game pressers.“The secret in the PBA is being aggressive, showing that you’re up to the fight, that you have strategy. There’s no room for hesitations in this league,” he said.“Just like Pido Jarencio?” asked one of the reporters.“Maybe? That is if he could even get a third of [my aggressiveness back in the day],” the former pro closed with a chuckle. But unlike his draft classmates CJ Perez and Javee Mocon—both hailed as PBA Rookies of the Month in the past, Bolick hasn’t been as impactful to his team—until Wednesday night.With NorthPort down two against crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in both team’s final elimination round game in the PBA Philippine Cup, Bolick seized the moment. A proven scorer and champion back in college, he took his time before launching for a shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhen he unloaded the leather, he made it and brought the Batang Pier ahead with under a minute left to play.READ: NorthPort secures PBA playoff berth, turns back Ginebra Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ready for playoffs as Rockets dominate Clippers in potential first-round preview MOST READ DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew It was quite the statement, especially for a team who has had their backs on the wall in their last three games. Even a bigger statement for Bolick’s coach, who actually asked him to step up.“[He] made a big shot. Down by two, three-point shot? ” said Pido Jarencio, shortly after NorthPort’s 100-97 victory over Ginebra.“Actually I told him this is not the NCAA. This is the PBA. Kailangan mong makipag palitan ng mukha rito,” he added. “That he has to be aggressive both on offense and defense. He was relaxing a bit.”Bolick heeded that exact call and led all of NorthPort’s scorers with 24 to go with five assists, three boards and a steal.“Everyday coach talks to me,” the rookie out of San Beda said. “I’m lucky that he keeps on giving me minutes even if my game’s on and off.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more

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Spanish striker David Villa set to retire from Japan club

first_imgGo USTe! Pido Jarencio ecstatic as Growling Tigers return to UAAP Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Rice industry paralysis Priority legislation in the 18th Congress “It’s better to leave football before football leaves me,” he told a news conference speaking in Spanish. “I’ve been thinking for several years — when you reach 33, 34 or 35 — the moment can arrive at any time in a game, in training, or with an injury.”Villa scored 59 goals in 98 appearances for Spain from 2004-17, including five goals at the 2010 World Cup as his nation won the title for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceHe scored four goals for Spain en route to the 2008 European Championship title.Before signing with Kobe, Villa played at Valencia, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid before spending four seasons with New York City FC, scoring 80 goals in 124 MLS appearances.center_img Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? “It’s a decision I’ve thought about a lot,” he said. “I spoke about this with the people who care about me, with my family, and the people who have been with me for my whole career.”Villa repeated several times that it was not a knee-jerk reaction. He scored 12 goals this season for Kobe, a decent scoring output for a struggling club. But he said he knew the retirement time was near.He was asked about the quality of play in Japan and was laudatory.“I was surprised at the level of play in the J-League,” he said. “Not only in terms of the veteran players here, but the young players here that have enormous potential. It’s not that I was expecting less. I was expecting a top league, but it surpassed by expectations.”Villa has also mentioned his interest being an investor in a new club based in the New York area — Queensboro FC, which will play in the second tier of American soccer.ADVERTISEMENT In this March 2, 2019, photo, David Villa celebrates after scoring in the second half of Vissel Kobe’s 1-0 win over Sagan Tosu in a J-League football match in Kobe, western Japan. Spanish striker Villa said Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, he will retire from Japanese club Vissel Kobe next year.(Kyodo News via AP)/Kyodo News via AP)KOBE, Japan— Spanish striker David Villa says he will retire from Japanese club Vissel Kobe next year, ending the career of Spain’s top scorer in international play.The 37-year-old Villa, who joined Kobe last December, said he plans to retire after the season ends in January.ADVERTISEMENT “Queens always showed love to me and my family while we were in New York,” he wrote on Twitter. He said it was “a dream to build” a new professional team.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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