Defending a dynasty

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? EAC stuns NU in Filoil hoops; Cardinals cruise past Chiefs Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel Beer doubled down on its label as the PBA’s greatest franchise when it dabbed another layer of luster to its pedigree after a 72-71 decision of Magnolia in Game 7 of the Philippine Cup Finals at the Big Dome.Leo Austria and his bevy of stars have helped chisel the Beermen’s legacy on granite with their fifth straight all-Filipino crown—an unprecedented feat.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu “I couldn’t imagine this kind of success for my team, [for] myself,” Austria said in the postgame press conference. “I never thought that I would become a PBA coach. I never thought I would become a San Miguel coach, [let alone] win a ‘five-peat.’ But God is really good.”San Miguel now has nine Philippine Cup crowns and this latest conquest is the hardest since the team needed to crawl out of a 0-3 deficit to win a seven-game series against Alaska.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAnd the Beermen did this by pivoting to defense.“I wasn’t buying the trend that whenever we are held to under a hundred points, we would lose. We made 72 a winnable score,” Austria said. San Miguel also won Game 6 after scoring only 98 points. Fair warning then to the other teams: “If we get the chance, we’re definitely going for a ‘six-peat,’” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES MOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “I guess this is why coaches say ‘defense wins championships,’” he added. “It happened tonight. We’ve been criticized before that we didn’t have defense. Today, the team showed all the things that makes a champion team.”Veteran Arwind Santos feels the Beermen’s legacy is now safe.“When the time comes when we’re old and being pushed on wheelchairs, when our grandchildren are already the ones playing basketball, we could tell them that we were the only ones able to do that. That’s San Miguel.”And they’re not even done.“It’s harder to play teams with a ‘no-bearing game’ mentality,” he said. “What if we get to compete for another title? We have nothing to lose because we have the ‘five-peat’ already.”ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan votinglast_img read more


first_imgStory Links  Print Friendly Version Second-year standout William Sati earned two bronze medals in leading the University of Toronto Varsity Blues rowing teams at the 2018 OUA championships on Friday, October 26 at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catharines, Ont.Team StandingsFull ResultsTypically a two-day event, forecasted high winds forced regatta organizers to condense the racing schedule to one-day, with preliminary heats and championship finals on the same day separated by the Development (Novice and Junior Varsity) events. Despite the intense schedule – 69 races in one day – cool yet calm conditions provided the perfect environment for many close finishes.Toronto’s women placed seventh overall with 80 points, while the Blues men were eighth with 140 points.Sati kicked off the day with a third-place finish in the men’s lightweight single in 7:36.97. He went onto pair up with veteran Andrei Vovk to earn bronze in the lightweight double in 7:07.95.Sophomores Chris Hill and Terek Been earned Toronto’s other podium finish of the day. The duo placed third overall in the heavyweight double in 7:00.73.U of T’s women’s eight boat of Lucy Lu, Megan Kamachi, Robyn Loves, Claire Kendall, Julia Toljagic, Emily Principe, Ray Ray Lau, Devin Ward and cox Zoe Tompson placed fifth overall, while the women’s fours of Kendra Wells, Loves, Kamachi, Kendall and cox Thompson were also fifth.Lau and Lu teamed up to finish fifth overall in the women’s lightweight double, while three Toronto boats placed sixth overall. Devin Ward was sixth in the women’s lightweight single, while U of T’s men’s fours of Esteban Poveda Torres, Matthew Chen, Alex King, Simon Plenderleith and cox Nir Vaswani also placed sixth.U of T’s men’s eights of Alexander Marcopoulos, Chen, Poveda Torres, Rui Xu, King, Hill, Been, Plenderleith and cox Hannah Fronenberg finished sixth overall, with Emily Principe and Julia Toljagic finishing seventh in the women’s double.Rounding out U of T’s results was Matthew McNeil with a ninth-place finish in the men’s heavyweight single.In addition, U of T’s novice eights crew claimed the silver medal during the OUA Development Regatta and Andrew Johnston was named a co-recipient for OUA novice women’s coach of the year.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. last_img read more

Indiana upends Wisconsin

first_imgA rebound basket by Alando Tucker, who led Wisconsin (21-2, 7-1) with 23 points, and two 3-pointers by Kammron Taylor helped the Badgers tie the game at 59. But Ratliff scored six of Indiana’s next eight points, including two free throws with a minute to go to for a 70-66 lead, and the Badgers never recovered. At No. 1 Florida 74, BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A.J. Ratliff scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half and Indiana held off a late comeback to beat No. 2 Wisconsin 71-66 on Wednesday night and end the Badgers’ 17-game winning streak. Ratliff had a pair of 3-pointers during a 13-1 run and another 3-pointer that gave the Hoosiers (16-5, 6-2 Big Ten) a 53-43 lead with under 10 minutes remaining. at Purdue 60 Mike Conley scored 18 points and Jamar Butler added 16 to help the Buckeyes (19-3, 7-1 Big Ten) beat the Boilermakers (14-8, 3-5) and win their sixth consecutive game. At No. 10 Texas A&M 73, Iowa State 49 Joseph Jones scored 21 points and as the Aggies (18-3, 6-1 Big 12) beat the Cyclones (11-10, 2-5). The win was Texas A&M’s 20th in a row at home and Iowa State’s fifth consecutive loss. No. 11 Memphis 87, at Central Florida 65 Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 23 points and Joey Dorsey had 22 points and nine rebounds to help the Tigers (18-3, 8-0 Conference USA) defeat the Golden Knights (15-6, 4-3). No. 13 Butler 71, at Youngstown State 58 Mike Green scored a season-high 23 points, Pete Campbell added 20 and the Bulldogs (21-2, 9-1 Horizon League) won their seventh in a row by beating the Penguins (9-14, 4-7). No. 15 Nevada 79, at Louisiana Tech 71 Nick Fazekas and Marcellus Kemp each scored 20 points to help the Wolf Pack (20-2, 8-1 Western Athletic Conference) beat the Bulldogs (6-15, 4-5). North Carolina State 70, at No. 16 Virginia Tech 59 Gavin Grant scored all 16 of his points in the second half and Ben McCauley scored 20 to lead the Wolfpack (12-8, 2-5 ACC) past the Hokies (16-6, 6-2). No. 19 Alabama 73, at LSU 70 Jermareo Davidson scored a career-high 31 points to help the Crimson Tide (16-5, 3-4 SEC) defeat the Tigers (13-8, 2-5). No. 22 Texas 76, at Texas Tech 64 Kevin Durant scored 37 points and grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds to lead the Longhorns (16-5, 6-1 Big 12) to victory over the Red Raiders (15-7, 4-3 Big 12). Gonzaga 90, at No. 23 Stanford 86 2OT Jeremy Pargo scored 11 of his 23 points in the second overtime and also had seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, lifting the Bulldogs (16-7) to the nonconference victory over the Cardinal (14-6). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Vanderbilt 64 Lee Humphrey made three consecutive 3-pointers to key a rally from a double-digit deficit and the top-ranked Gators (20-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) beat the Commodores (15-7, 5-3). At No. 3 North Carolina 105, Miami 64 Tyler Hansbrough scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Tar Heels (20-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) past the Hurricanes (9-13, 2-6). Wayne Ellington added 14 points for North Carolina. No. 4 Ohio State 78, last_img read more

Missionary shot in neck

first_imgThe missionary was in El Salvador, giving his time to help the poor. In return, Peter DeSoto, 32, suffered a gunshot to the neck last month in a mysterious surprise attack. But the married father of four from Valencia remains dedicated to the people of rural El Salvador, asking on a Web log that people pray for the people of Abelines, the poverty-stricken town near where he was shot. “He’s recovering well physically, but it will take some time to recover emotionally, but his spirits are really high,” said Larry Kasper, director of the U.S. office of ENLACE, the Christian group for which DeSoto was working. “He’s a great guy and a very talented individual,” Kasper said, adding that DeSoto left a lucrative career when he moved to El Salvador more than two years ago. DeSoto was released from a hospital in El Salvador on Wednesday, friends said. He is with Copper Hill Community Church in Valencia, which has a picture of the DeSoto family atop its Web site. “Peter, he’s one of my best friends, and I just love the guy,” said the Rev. John Allard, assistant pastor at the church. “He’s a guy who really trusts God. He’s the sort of guy where if you were in a foxhole, you would want Peter next to you because Peter knows God.” According to an online account from fellow missionary Dave McGee, De- Soto was shot Jan.18 as he and other ENLACE workers were traveling on a dirt road after leaving Abelines. A masked man approached their vehicle and opened fire, striking DeSoto in the neck with a .22-caliber bullet and shattering a couple of windows. With the help of the U.S. Embassy, a Salvadoran military helicopter flew DeSoto to El Salvador’s capital city for medical treatment. Hours before the shooting, DeSoto was in Abelines talking on video about a project to build a medical clinic there. The motive for the shooting was unclear, but it might have been a robbery attempt or a gang initiation, Allard said. At, the De- Soto family’s blog about their experience in El Salvador, Peter DeSoto asked that people, “pray for the community of Abelines, where I was shot.” “They have met a couple of times as a church and community since the incident,” he wrote. “They feel ashamed that this would happen to me in their community.”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

Writers negotiations to continue today

first_img“If the AMPTP is serious about this figure, the WGA is confident we are closer to a deal than anyone has suggested and we are hopeful that the companies will respond positively to our proposal, which is a serious, reasonable and affordable attempt to bridge the gap between us.” The strike began Nov. 5. Most scripted primetime series have suspended production while many late-night talk shows have been forced into reruns. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAfter the first year, writers would receive a residual based on 2.5 percent of the revenue collected by the show distributor, according to The Times. On Thursday, the alliance offered a proposal for a “New Economic Partnership,” which it said had an “entire value” of “more than $130 million in additional compensation above and beyond the more than $1.3 billion writers already receive each year.” However, an analysis released by the guild yesterday “tells us their offer is worth only $32 million,” according to John F. Bowman, chair of the WGA Negotiating Committee. “If you factor in the companies’ regressive proposal on `promotional use’ (streaming TV shows and feature films in their entirety for free) writers could potentially lose $100 million in income over the course of this contract,” Bowman said. “While we don’t see how their proposal adds up to anywhere near $130 million, we greet their public willingness to make such an offer with real interest,” Bowman said. Negotiations will continue today in the dispute between negotiators for striking writers and representatives of movie studios and television networks. Representatives of the Writers Guild of America and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met yesterday for the first time since Thursday in an attempt to end the dispute over pay for work distributed via the Internet, video iPods, cellphones and other new media. Alliance officials planned to spend last night “studying what the WGA had to say (yesterday) and we look forward to returning to the bargaining table” today, an alliance statement said. Guild representatives said its proposal would cost the studios and networks an additional $151 million over three years. The guild proposed a sliding scale that would give writers $632 for the first 100,000 views of an hourlong program on the Internet, with rates increasing at each 100,000 views after that, the Los Angeles Times reported. last_img


first_imgDonegal County Council is inviting submissions from members of the public on proposals to vary the basic rate of Local Property Tax in Donegal in 2016.The Council is keen to hear the views and opinions on any proposal to vary the rate of Local Property Tax and in particular, on the potential effects on households, individuals, businesses and indeed on Council services.Local Property Tax is an annual tax charged on all residential properties in Ireland and came into effect in 2013. In accordance with the Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 as amended, local authorities may vary the basic rate of Local Property Tax within its own area by a maximum of 15%.This means that Donegal County Council can either increase or decrease the rate of Local Property Tax in Donegal in 2016 by a maximum of 15% of the 2015 baseline rate. For example, if a house is valued under €100,000, the Local Property Tax in 2015 would have been €90. If the Local Property Tax rate is increased by 15%, this house owner will pay €103.50 in 2016 and if the Local Property Tax rate is reduced by 15%, then this house owner will pay €76.50 in 2016 and so on.The money collected under the Local Property Tax contributes towards the cost of providing a range of local Council services including libraries, public lighting, road maintenance, housing services, fire services, dealing with illegal dumping and littering, community initiatives, beach management and tourism development initiatives.An adjustment in the rate of Local Property Tax will have an impact on the Council’s capacity to deliver these services.For instance, if the rate is reduced and if funding is not available to replace this reduction, then the income available to the Council will be reduced which will in turn limit the range and extent of services and supports that can be provided in 2016. If the rate is increased then an increased level of income available to the Council will increase the capacity to deliver services and supports in 2016.Having considered a range of issues, the Council could also decide not to vary the rate and to the leave the rate the same as in 2015.Donegal County Council is keen to hear the views and opinions on any proposal to increase or decrease the rate of Local Property Tax in Donegal in 2016. In particular, the Council would like to find out more about the potential effects of varying the basic rate of Local Property Tax on households, on individuals, on businesses and indeed on Council services.Further information, including a list of frequently asked questions is available on deadline date for all submissions is the 21 August 2015 and submissions should be made in writing and e-mailed to or posted to Donegal County Council, LPT Submissions, County House, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Feedback from the public will be considered by the elected members of Donegal County Council as part of the decision making process at a meeting in late September 2015 when a final decision will be made on varying the rate of Local Property Tax in Donegal.PUBLIC INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY ON PROPERTY TAX IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 13th, 2015 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:county councildonegalproperty taxlast_img read more

Sportsday Podcast on talkSPORT 2, September 16

first_imgThis Friday morning on Sportsday we reflect on Manchester United’s 1-0 away to Feyenoord in the Europa League.We also react to Southampton’s 3-0 win over Sparta Prague and look ahead to this evening’s Premier League action between Chelsea and Liverpool.Plus we preview the upcoming England cricket squad announcement for the tour of Bangladesh and preview our live Super League action as the Warrington Wolves face the Wigan Warriors.All brought to you by Russ Hargreaves and the team.last_img read more

Everton 0-1 Liverpool: Mane strikes late as Reds down Mersey rivals

first_img1 Sadio Mane celebrates his injury time winner Striker Daniel Sturridge came off the bench to play a pivotal part in Liverpool snatching a winner in the fifth minute of added time of the 227th Merseyside derby.The England international, making his first appearance since November 19, was a late introduction off the bench and it was his crossfield run and shot against a post which presented Sadio Mane with a tap in.Sturridge has been sidelined with a calf injury, but having been included in the match-day squad for the first time he proved his match-winning capabilities again with the incisiveness which had been so lacking for long periods.It ensured Liverpool closed the gap to Premier League leaders Chelsea back to six points and also extended Everton’s woeful run in this encounter to just one win in the last 20 league meetings.The hosts were by far the better side for 45 minutes, but for all their possession and control lacked a cutting edge.An out-of-sorts Liverpool found their game after the break, but it seemed they too would be frustrated until Sturridge and Mane’s late intervention deep into eight minutes of added time, mainly as a result of an injury to Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.The Toffees began as they had finished against Arsenal, all high-tempo and aggression, and took control of the game against a side who are usually the ones doing the pressing.However, for all their possession the Toffees failed to force a save from Simon Mignolet, with the excellent Ragnar Klavan sticking out a timely foot to deny Romelu Lukaku six yards out.Ramiro Funes Mori wasted their only other half-chance by directing a free header off target, while Liverpool’s solitary opportunity saw Divock Origi, who had scored five in five, bundling wide from a Nathaniel Clyne cross.Gareth Barry replaced the injured James McCarthy at the break and that, coupled no doubt with a half-time wake-up call from Klopp, saw the visitors gain a foothold.It did not improve their sharpness, however, with Roberto Firmino shooting straight at Stekelenburg when clean through.Lukaku’s looping header wide aside, chances were still thin on the ground, but the loss of Stekelenburg to injury was a further blow to Everton, who were lucky to keep Ross Barkley on the pitch after a late above-the-ankle challenge on Jordan Henderson.Replacement goalkeeper Joel Robles denied Firmino’s volley, but he was beaten at the death by the combination of his left-hand post and Mane’s predatory anticipation.last_img read more

No earthly men for ‘consecrated virgins’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe rite is available only to virgins, who agree to abstain from sex so they can dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ in what the association describes as a mystical marriage and a profound spiritual blessing. Each woman wears a band on her left ring finger as a symbol, much like a wedding band. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EAST AURORA, N.Y. – She stood at the altar in a white gown and veil, but she was there for no earthly man. Lori Rose Cannizzaro was dedicating her virginity to Jesus. Saturday’s rare Catholic ceremony, one her own pastor didn’t know existed, turned the 42-year-old into a “consecrated virgin.” Fewer than 200 women in the United States and 2,000 worldwide have declared their perpetual virginity this way, according to the U.S. Association of Consecrated Virgins. “There are people who think I’m nuts,” Cannizzaro said. The ceremony was a revival of one of the church’s oldest rituals. last_img read more

Jose Mourinho to stick with three at the back in possible XI to face West Ham?

first_img 11 11 Another summer, another selection of big name signings as Jose Mourinho moulds his Manchester United squad.In their first game of the season on Sunday, the Red Devils will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, and they will want to get off to the best start possible.Mourinho is without long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, and Ashley Young, but does welcome Eric Bailly and Phil Jones back into the fold after they were suspended for the Super Cup defeat to Real Madrid.So who will Mourinho pick to face West Ham? Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI, in squad number order… 11 11 4. Phil Jones (centre-back) 11 31. Nemanja Matic (defensive midfield) 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI, in squad number order 11 6. Paul Pogba (central midfield) 11 22. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (striker) 36. Matteo Darmian (left wing-back) 11 25. Antonio Valencia (right wing-back) 2. Victor Lindelof (centre-back) 3. Eric Bailly (centre-back) 9. Romelu Lukaku (striker) 11 11 11 21. Ander Herrera (central midfield) last_img read more