The awe-inspiring performance in the finals saw Bulut carry the Serbs for long stretches on his way to finishing with seven points and winning Most Valuable Player honors in the men’s division.A crowd favorite since Day One, the diminutive D’ Alie dazzled in the finals with seven points, powering the eighth seed Italians to an upset over 2017 champion Russia, 16-12.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 crown“I think if you just love people and just spread light, it’s gonna come back and I saw that a lot here,” said D’ Alie, who was an instant hit among Pinoy fans with her flair and creativity on offense. “We just feed off the people’s energy, and that was big for us.”The Italian guard also offered encouragement to Perlas Pilipinas, who ended up winless in their World Cup debut, drawing parallelisms to their early stints in the tournament. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Serbia celebrates after winning the Fiba 3×3 World Cup anew. Photo from Fiba.comBOCAUE, BULACAN—Powerhouse Serbia collected a fourth title in five years, while an Italian squad led by crowd favorite Rae Lin D’ Alie clinched a first crown at the close of the 2018 Fiba 3×3 World Cup late Tuesday night at Philippine Arena.With World No. 1 Dejan Majstorovic struggling with just two points, 3×3 legend Dusan Bulut took charge for the Serbians, who turned back the Netherlands, 16-13, in a rematch of last year’s finals in France.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Troubled Spain meets rival Portugal and Ronaldo at World Cup View comments
Budget 2018 debateGovernment was heavily criticised during day three of the Budget 2018 debate for spending millions on a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the education sector.Speaking specifically about the education sector, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Africo Selman, a former member of the main partner in theOpposition Member of Parliament Africo SelmanGovernment, on Wednesday said it was a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.While agreeing with the need for reform and innovation across all levels of education delivery as stated by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation, Selman said this must be done in a way that the most vulnerable groups of children – those living in the far-flung areas – benefit.The Opposition MP noted that the final report has not yet been submitted. “This, I dare say, is deception. Millions of taxpayers’ dollars were spent on this inquiry held in 2016; we are at the end of 2017 and yet the final report is missing in action and a single man is $4.8 million richer. Where are we heading?”Selman told the National Assembly that this wasted money could have been better utilised and some of that total sum could have been pumped into improving Guyana’s premier teacher training institution, the Cyril Potter College of Education, and other important areas.“It is time our children in the Public Sector no longer be subjected to frequent teacher absenteeism, poor curriculum delivery, shortage of text books and materials, and non-submission of grades at the tertiary levels. I urge that this final report be delivered and made public in the shortest time possible.”Selman, an educator, said that in order to ensure that each child was afforded the best possible education, there was a dire need to continue to add to the pool of trained teachers.This year, 450 graduates will join the trained teachers’ workforce and 37 untrained teachers will complete the teacher upgrading programme, to prepare for the trained teachers’ certificate programme. In 2018, an additional 335 trained teachers are slated to join the workforce.“Mr Speaker, we can do everything I have just mentioned and more, but there is still one thing that will prevent us from achieving the good life as it relates to education – that is, ensuring that teachers are available in all corners of the country. Too often, as we go out to the hinterland regions, the stories of quality of living comparisons to the coastland abound from our education officials,” she told the House.Selman noted that basic food items are much more expensive in the hinterland compared to the coastal region and in some cases, teachers have to travel miles to get the basic supplies.QualityIn order to ensure that we improve the quality of education and the opportunities for our young people, the MP said the availability of good teachers was vital – they must be retained. As such, the 80 per cent increase in the remote area incentive as stated in Budget 2018 is inadequate, she added.“These excerpts speak a lot to the ordinary man. How can this Honourable Minister come before this House and tell us this. Wasn’t the Commission of Inquiry Report expected to address some of these very issues? It appears, Mr Speaker, that instead of dressing and treating our wound, every day this Administration adds a bit of salt,” the MP further stated.Selman said it was her firm view that there must be a teacher’s training college or centre in every region of Guyana. This will ensure equal access to training opportunities. This initiative, she said, will ensure that those in the hinterland will not be left out and there will be no need to travel to the coast.“The huge sums of monies spent on the Commission of Inquiry could have been used to lay the foundation for such an initiative. My Speaker, the Administration has to be smart about its approach to education, something it has failed miserably at since it took office in 2015 – one disaster after another.”She continued, “I dare say, Mr Speaker, if the Honourable Minister of Finance is serious about giving life to the budget theme, “the journey to the good life continues”, then establish a training facility for teachers in all ten administrative regions. This will be the start of a good life.”Selman said aside from training, focus should also be centred on improving salaries and enhancing teaching environments, especially those of teachers working and living in the hinterland. “Can a teacher taking home $80,000 a month enjoy the good life? Can a teacher in the hinterland who has to walk miles to get to the classroom be on the journey to the good life?” she questioned.The Opposition MP has advised Government to adopt the Caricom Human Resource Development Strategy which Caricom Heads of Government approved in July this year. This Strategy is intended to prioritise the construction by 2030 of a globally competitive, innovative and integrated education system to drive growth and development in all Caricom States.“Indeed, all Caricom Member States, including Guyana, were intimately involved in the preparation of the Strategy. I submit, Mr Speaker, that Guyana’s goals are not dissimilar to the goals of this Strategy, so let us stop wasting money on a Commission of Inquiry that may never deliver and use the funds to begin the rollout of the Caricom Strategy tailored to the needs of Guyana.”
There are only 48 spots available for the camp, which costs $150.For more information or to view a registration form, click the attached file. The camp will run from Monday, August 27 until Thursday, August 30, and will be held in the gym of North Peace Secondary School.The program will be run by a variety of local volleyball coaches, including Broyden Bennet, coach of the 2004 and 2006 Zone 8 Summer Games team, as well as the Ice Club Volleyball team, just to name a few previous positions.Other local club and school program coaches helping out in the camp include Adam Stefiuk, Karen Cranston and Jerrick Salinas.- Advertisement -Along with the local coaches, former athletes will also be helping out throughout the camp.Each day the camp will begin at 9 a.m. sharp, running until 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and ending at 3 p.m. Thursday.Athletes are being asked to bring indoor and outdoor running shoes, a change of clothing as well as knee pads.Advertisement
“This was a great step to next year,” Hegarty said. “We’ve gained a lot of confidence and all of the freshmen will develop more (physically) in the off-season.” “I wish we had another game to play,” guard Karina Figueroa, who the 49ers relied on most Friday (20 points, four assists), said. “We improved a lot in the last month, and we played our heart out today.” The 49ers effort was determined, and for the want of a roll here, rebound there and a break or two, they might have upset the Highlanders. As is typical for teams playing back-to-back-to-back games, the 49ers’ shots often were short (they shot 31 percent) and the fatigue factor showed in some of the game’s simple moments, like grabbing and holding on to a rebound or loose ball. “You lose a little bit of energy. You feel good but your legs aren’t as solid underneath you,” Hegarty said. “There were a lot of bobbles and loose balls we didn’t get to, either. The loss hurt. Coach Mary Hegarty said afterwards that she had no doubt her team would win until the buzzer sounded. “I thought we could do it,” she said. But there was still a sense of satisfaction. What the three games at the Anaheim Convention Center did most was show the young team, with the squad returning intact, what it is capable of next year. They won four of their last six games, discovered some shooting stars, are ten deep, appear to have the best work ethic of any of Hegarty’s teams to date, and showed they can compete against the best in the conference. ANAHEIM – Friday’s Big West tournament semifinal game wasn’t merely the last game of this season for Long Beach State’s women’s basketball team. It was the sixth game in what will be the foundation for next season. The 49ers’ determined run to the semifinals, which featured a win over UC Irvine Wednesday and an upset of Cal Poly Thursday, came to an end when top-seed UC Riverside (20-10) prevailed 59-53 against a Long Beach team (9-23) playing its third game in as many days. But that’s something we’ve struggled with all year.” They were also playing a team that played stickier defense than their recent opponents and a team that was visibly thicker, wider and stronger than the 49ers. The 49ers took a first half 16-15 lead on a dazzling play by Figueroa, who drove the baseline, changed hands and scooped the ball off the board for the field goal. The Highlanders then went on a 12-1 run to make it 27-17, most of it coming with both Figueroa and Kaiti O’Brien, who had two fouls, on the bench. Riverside’s Brittany Waddell nailed a pair of 3-pointers and Seyram Gbewonyo added one during the run. The 49ers cut the margin to seven at the half. Figueroa and O’Brien carried the 49ers early in the second, scoring 14 of the 49ers’ first 16 points and trimming the lead to three, featuring an off-balance, falling backwards three-pointer by Figueroa. Ally Wade then turned in two great plays, grabbing a rebound and turning it into a three-point play, and then nailing a long distance three. After Wade made a subsequent free throw on the next possession, the 49ers had taken a 50-49 lead. “We were rolling with it,” Wade said. “We were convinced we could play another game tomorrow.” But Riverside scored the next nine points to reopen the lead. Figueroa had a three roll in and out and the 49ers failed to convert from close range three times. Figueroa would hit a three with 1:13 left to cut the margin to five, but the 49ers could neither deny Riverside the ball or make any of their long-range threes in the last minute. Figueroa didn’t want to talk about next year. But she will come back as a junior and clear candidate for league MVP honors. Sophomore O’Brien is a budding star with a soft jumper who went from skinny to solid this year and should be even stronger in 2008. Freshmen Courtney Jacob (12 points, three assists) and Ally Wade (14) are developing shooters, and forward Nondi Johnson made huge strides the last month and can be an inside presence. “Courtney and Nondi came on real strong, and we have four good guards, and a few kids coming in next year who will make us bigger and stronger,” Hegarty said. “I’m proud of the way we finished.” And already anxious to start next season. Riverside will play second seed UCSB, which beat Fullerton 57-52, today in the title game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar shoots on goal during their match against Bordeaux (FCGB) on September 30, 2017 in Paris © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONPARIS, France, Sep 30 – Neymar scored twice, including a first-half penalty, and created another goal as Paris Saint-Germain hammered previously unbeaten Bordeaux 6-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday.The Brazilian curled in a brilliant 30-yard free-kick after just five minutes at the Parc des Princes before sliding in Edinson Cavani to double the lead seven minutes later. Thomas Meunier’s excellent side-footed finish made it 3-0 to PSG on 21 minutes, but Bordeaux hit back on the half hour as Younousse Sankhare applied the final touch to a slick team move.PSG were then awarded a penalty, the first since a row between Neymar and Cavani over spot-kick duties overshadowed a 2-0 win against Lyon a fortnight ago, with Neymar this time stepping up to convert.“For me the important thing with penalties is to score them,” said PSG coach Unai Emery. “The main thing is the two of them see the opportunity and they both can take penalties. The decision is down to those two. We’ve already spoken about it internally.”Julian Draxler volleyed in a superb fifth before half-time and Kylian Mbappe added another on 58 minutes, while Malcom scored a late penalty for Bordeaux, as PSG pulled three points clear of defending champions Monaco at the top.“It was a good win against a team that was still undefeated,” said Mbappe. “We don’t need to send a message, we’re just concentrating on ourselves. We could still do better, we’re not going to be picky, but there’s still room for a bit more.”Emery rested captain Thiago Silva for the visit of third-place Bordeaux, who arrived in the capital trailing PSG by just four points after seven matches.– Rapid start –The hosts brushed aside five-time European champions Bayern Munich 3-0 in midweek and the gap in class on Saturday was evident from the start against Jocelyn Gourvennec’s team.With Monaco dropping points in Friday’s 1-1 draw at home to Montpellier, PSG immediately signalled their intent as three quick-fire goals left Bordeaux seeking to limit the damage.Neymar struck early as his magnificent free-kick flashed beyond a helpless Benoit Costil, with the Brazilian then playing in Cavani to poke in his eighth league goal of the season on 12 minutes.PSG were further in front when Yuri Berchiche’s cross from the left skipped past Mbappe but Meunier ran onto it and the Belgian international steered masterfully past Costil.Bordeaux replied on 31 minutes after Theo Pellenard demonstrated remarkable composure to thread in Nicolas de Preville who squared for Sankhare to tap into an empty net.But a senseless handball from Otavio gifted PSG a penalty and Neymar, rather than Cavani whose effort in the Lyon win on September 17 was saved, tucked away the spot-kick for his sixth league goal.Draxler made it five in style on the stroke of half-time when he fired in from Mbappe’s floated cross, and the French teenager notched a goal of his own on 58 minutes after he was released in behind the defence by the German.Bordeaux substitute Alexandre Mendy smacked the outside of the post on 69 minutes, while Neymar nearly completed his hat-trick when his shot whistled just wide after a clever exchange with Draxler.Brazilian Malcom, who extended his contract with Bordeaux until 2021 this week, netted a consolation in the final minute after Jonathan Cafu was fouled in the area by Meunier.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
This Friday morning on Sportsday, we look ahead to the start of the knockout stages at Euro 2016 as Wales prepare to take on Northern Ireland.We also get the latest from the Natwest T20 Blast as Middlesex beat Somerset in a rain-affected game at Lord’s while England batsman Nick Compton has confirmed he is taking a break from cricket.There is also the latest ahead of Anthony Joshua’s first title defence of his IBF world heavyweight title when he takes on American Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night.All brought to you by Russell Hargreaves and the team.
. HERNDON, Va. – Fewer flights will go in and out of New York City airports at the busiest times to try to ease chronic nationwide air travel delays, the government said Wednesday. To help holiday travelers, military airspace will be opened to commercial traffic on the East Coast and West Coast, the government said. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters made the announcement after months of closed-door wrangling with the airlines over how to curb air traffic around New York City’s three major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey. The government’s move means airlines will have to slash the number of flights they schedule at JFK during peak hours. Those most likely to be affected by the changes are business travelers, who prefer to fly in the morning or at the end of the day. The region’s three major airports have the worst on-time arrival record of all major U.S. airports through October. Aviation officials say delays in New York have a cascade effect throughout the system, causing three-quarters of all flight delays in the nation. Overall, the industry’s on-time performance through October was the second worst on record since collection of comparable data began in 1995. Nearly one in four flights arrived late in the first 10 months of the year. “The American public, the passengers, the customers and consumers want and deserve a much more dependable, much more reliable system, and this is what this plan will do,” Peters said. The Federal Aviation Administration, which met with airline officials throughout the fall, plans to create a “czar” for air travel in the region. Peters also confirmed that the government would be opening military airspace to commercial flights in order to accommodate the holiday season crush. A similar temporary measure was done during Thanksgiving week on the East Coast. A section of West Coast airspace will be added this time to try to smooth travel in and out of Southern California, Peters said.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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champDelays often begin in the congested New York area, then spread across the nation. “I had hoped to be able to avoid caps but the truth is for the short term, for the next few years this is the solution that will provide some relief for travelers,” Peters said. Under new rules that take effect in March, JFK will only be allowed 82 or 83 flights per hour at peak times, down significantly from the 90 to 100 that had been scheduled this past summer. Similar caps will go into effect at Newark, but the exact number has yet to be determined. LaGuardia already has limits on flights. The caps were immediately criticized by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the region’s three major airports. Port Authority Executive Director Anthony Shorris said the FAA was “simply wrong” about the capacity at JFK, which he said is capable of handling as many as 100 flights per hour. Limiting the number of flights at popular travel times might lead to higher ticket prices, or force some people to travel at inconvenient times, Shorris said.
tense The streak has been going on since 2012 and only Chelsea have one longer, which was 63-game run from 2001 to 2011.Spurs’ next game against a newly-promoted side will be tough though with Pochettino’s men travelling to Molineux on November 3 to face Wolverhampton Wanderers. silverware Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Latest Premier League News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 Eric Dier rams the ball home to win the game for Tottenham. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Manager Pochettino was disappointed by a small crowd at Wembley. deals Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT By winning the match, thanks to Eric Dier’s early goal, Mauricio Pochettino’s men also extended a fine club record.Tottenham are now unbeaten against promoted sides in 38 games, the second longest run by any team in Premier League history. REAL DEAL shining gameday cracker Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January It was a little too close for comfort at times but Tottenham managed to beat Cardiff City 1-0 at Wembley.The victory leaves Spurs fifth going into the international break, two points off top spot, despite some disappointing performances.
Asked if he’s got a message for Neville, Redknapp added: “Listen, I’ve got the raving hump, I really wouldn’t want to speak to him to be honest.“I’ve got the raving needle with him, I think he’s totally out of order, I really do.“My son’s a pundit, so I know people have a right to their opinions and I don’t dispute that, but his opinion in this case is totally wrong, totally out of order.“The previous 26 years I can’t argue about, that’s up for other managers to say and I’m sure there are lots of people who were very aggrieved for him to say that about their teams and their players. Neville tore into previous Spurs teams on Monday Night Football Harry Redknapp was not happy with Gary Neville’s criticism of past Tottenham teams 3 Redknapp coached a host of class players during his spell in charge at White Hart Lane “I can only comment on the three-and-a-half years I managed the club, and we weren’t gutless, we weren’t spineless, we weren’t pathetic, flaky or soft.“It’s a disgrace to label people like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafa van der Vaart, William Gallas, it’s a disgrace to talk about players saying they’re spineless and gutless.“I was so disappointed and so upset by his comments. He was totally out of order.“And listen, we can all come back – when he managed Valencia they were the worst Valencia team probably not just in the last 30 years but in their history.“I heard him about two years ago have a pop about a couple of players, saying Tottenham had got rid of some bad apples and mentioned Michael Dawson – he was one of the best pros I’ve come across in my life. I think he needs to do his homework before he comes out and makes comments like that and talks about people in that tone.” “I will only defend the players I had, I had fantastic players and I was very lucky to manage a really outstanding Tottenham team who played great football, and to talk about them in that tone I think is an absolute disgrace.”David Seaman agreed with Redknapp, saying he faced plenty of strong Tottenham teams during his celebrated 13 years spell at Arsenal, and compared Neville to a certain combative talkSPORT host.“I couldn’t believe it when I heard it,” said the former goalkeeper.“It was almost Adrian Durham-like, it was way over the top.“I played in loads of north London derbies and I couldn’t throw any of those accusations against any of the Tottenham teams then. You can’t do things like that, it’s scandalous.”Listen back to Harry Redknapp’s furious rant at Gary Neville IN FULL above! Harry Redknapp has launched a furious attack on Gary Neville after the Manchester United legend branded Tottenham teams over the last 30 years ‘spineless and soft’.Speaking on Monday Night Football following Spurs’ 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, top pundit Neville said the club had historically produced ‘flaky and pathetic’ teams.He was actually arguing with Jamie Carragher that Tottenham are building a potentially a title-winning side in the right way, saying they now have their ‘toughest, robust and most resilient’ team in decades.The former Liverpool man, meanwhile, was saying they must start spending more to get anywhere close to challenging for top honours.But a fuming Redknapp took exception to Neville’s comments about previous Tottenham sides and joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to fire back at the former defender, and even took a stab at his brief unsuccessful stint as a manager in Spain.“I thought Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace,” he said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. 3 3
River Plate have been fined £312,734 on account of the violence.The Bernabeu’s tenants, European champions Real Madrid, are in LaLiga action at Huesca on the date of the exported Superclasico derby, which will take place some 6,237 miles from its traditional venues.Paris, which has two major football stadiums in the Parc des Princes and Stade de France, had been mooted as an alternative to Madrid. A statement from Alejandro Dominquez, the president of South American football’s governing body CONMEBOL, read: “The administration has elected to hold the Copa Libertadores final return leg, in front of both sets of supporters, in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday 9th (December).“Those of us who know the beautiful game know that it is only about winning and losing, not killing or dying.”President of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, said: “Without a doubt, we are prepared. It is great news that we have received the confidence to welcome the celebration of this historic match and we will make all the efforts that are within our reach to be able to offer both CONMEBOL and a sister country such as Argentina optimal conditions to enjoy one of the best matches in the world.”With the tie poised at 2-2 following the first leg at La Bombonera on November 11, Boca players were left injured by shards of broken glass as they made their way to the return match on Saturday and were affected by tear gas, which was fired by police to disperse the crowd outside River Plate’s El Monumental stadium. Carlos Tevez was affected by tear gas DiarioOle 😱Torcedores do River destruindo o ônibus do Boca! jogo pode ser adiado! Segundo a “TNT Sports”, Pablo Pérez é o jogador mais ferido. Ele sofreu cortes e tem estilhaços no olho.#futebol #Libertadores #FoxSports #RivervsBoca #river #boca pic.twitter.com/Jd642K803B— Futebol na TV (@futebolnatvbr) November 24, 2018 What is the Copa Libertadores? Fans were inside River’s stadium when the match was called on 4 Billed as the biggest club game in South American football history, the hotly anticipated Argentinian fixture between the bitter Buenos Aires rivals was twice delayed on Saturday, postponed until Sunday and then called off following an attack by River Plate fans on the Boca team coach. The Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will now be played at Real Madrid’s ground.The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed the Bernabeu will host the second leg of the final on December 9 at 8:30pm local time. Pablo Perez was treated in hospital after injuring his eye in the attack It had been hoped the final of the South American equivalent of the Champions League, the first between Argentina’s most famous clubs, could be completed on Sunday, but Boca asked for another postponement, as some of their players were still suffering from the after-effects of the tear gas. 4 4 The Bernabeu will host Argentina’s biggest ever game 4 Organised by CONMEBOL since 1960, it is the South American version of the Champions League and regarded as one of the most prestigious tournaments in world football.It takes place annually and at least four clubs per country compete. Argentina and Brazil each have six clubs participating.The tournament consists of six stages, with the first stage taking place in early February.This year is the first time in history Boca Juniors and River Plate have faced off in the final.