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  • Quinto saves Letran late, outwits Perpetual for 3rd straight win

    first_img787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments 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 Bong Quinto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBong Quinto drilled the go-ahead layup in the waning seconds to lift Letran to a thrilling 63-61 win over Perpetual Friday for the Knights’ third straight victory in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The fourth-year forward shrugged off an inadvertent elbow from Prince Eze and scored off an assist from Rey Nambatac to push the Knights up, 63-61, with 12.6 seconds to spare.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate “The tempo of the game wasn’t favoring us, but luckily, the boys didn’t give up even though Perpetual was making a rally. Credit to them because they really worked hard to get the win,” said coach Jeff Napa. “They didn’t give up and they showed the character of the team, especially our veterans. They really stood up and led our team.”Jerrick Balanza chimed in 12 points and two rebounds, as JP Calvo got 11 markers, with his biggest bucket coming in the final 1:33 as he drained the game-tying corner three to knot the score at 61 and set up the tight finish.Eze led the skidding Perpetual with 18 points, 16 rebounds, and two blocks, while Dagangon got 10 markers and four boards.The Altas have now lost back-to-back games, sending them sprawling to a 2-4 card.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her LETRAN 63 – Quinto 14, Nambatac 12, Balanza 12, Calvo 11, Pascual 5, Vacaro 4, Ambohot 2, Balagasay 2, Caralipio 1, Taladua 0, Bernabe 0.PERPETUAL 61 – Eze 18, Dagangon 10, Ylagan 7, Yuhico 5, Sadiwa 5, Tamayo 5, Coronel 4, Hao 3, Pido 2, Mangalino 2, Singontiko 0, Lucente 0.Quarters: 14-7, 24-19, 39-36, 63-61. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Eze muffed a hook shot in the ensuing possession, but King Caralipio dove for the leather and forced a jumpball, with the possession arrow awarding the ball to Letran.Quinto, though, committed a huge miscue as he inbounded the ball to Rey Nambatac in the backcourt with 2.6 ticks left which kept the window wide open for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Unfortunately, Gab Dagangon could not gather the ball from GJ Ylagan’s inbound pass as Letran kept its winning streak.Quinto paced the Knights with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three assists, while Nambatac got a huge double-double of 12 markers, 15 boards, and three dimes in the win to pull their side up to 4-3. AVC: PH yields to unbeaten Kazakhstan, still moves on to QF For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

  • ‘Saving Guyana from deafness’ campaign yielding results – Dr Quaicoe

    first_imgIt has been 20 years since the Audiology Department of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) established a campaign to save Guyana from deafness and international social relations, the journey which has continued, is now yielding results.Audiological Physician at the GPHC, Dr Ruth Quaicoe, explained that deafness begins for most Guyanese due to the constant exposure to loud decibels of sounds from stereos or industrial noises.She explained that children who are born with hearing impairment, which is a serious condition, must be identified from the inception because if not, their speech cannot be developed.Dr Quaicoe making checks on a newborn at the GPHCIn Guyana, there are rehabilitative services available which can assist those who are born with congenital hearing loss. According to Quaicoe, if a child who is suffering from a hearing impediment does not receive a hearing aid by the age of five, it is likely that they won’t develop speech for the rest of their life.Within the first 24 hours of birth, every child who is born at the GPHC undergoes Automated Optoacoustic Emission (AOE) screening. A final diagnosis is determined when the test is repeated three months later.The specialist urged all Guyanese to make it their first priority to care for their hearing by wearing protective gear, avoid listening to loud music and resisting the tendencies to consume alcohol.“If you work at an environment where there is loud music or machines are loud, after the first few days your ear will try to repair itself so the hearing comes back so we have a temporary threshold shift whereby you lose your hearing and then it comes back. But after about 10 years the hearing doesn’t come back, the threshold will be lost and all you can rely on is your residual hearing,” Quaicoe explained.Hearing loss can also be attributed due to a person’s lifestyle, which includes non-communicable diseases (NCDs), working in a noisy industrial site and listening to loud music. It affects not only the physical aspect of a person, but also their social life. Dr Quaicoe is urging all Guyanese to wear protective gear, avoid listening to loud music and resist the tendencies to consume alcohol.Over the years, she noted that hearing aids have helped the older generations in restoring their hearing. Starkey Hearing Foundation has donated approximately 700 hearing aids to Guyana within the past two years and will be donating another 400 this week.last_img read more

  • Matthews hires lawyer, denies any wrongdoing

    first_img“Gary wishes to cooperate with Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Angels and any other investigative agency that may look into this matter,” lawyer Robert Shapiro said Saturday. “He is eager to tell his side of the story and looks forward to providing a statement once all investigations into the matter have been completed. Gary Matthews Jr.’s lawyer is convinced the Angels’ outfielder hasn’t violated any laws or major league rules even though his name surfaced in a widespread steroids investigation that has resulted in nine arrests. Matthews, in his first season with Los Angeles after a breakout year with Texas, was allegedly sent human growth hormone from a pharmacy. The Times Union of Albany, which first disclosed the investigation, reported that the names of Matthews, former baseball star Jose Canseco and former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield were allegedly included on customer lists for Applied Pharmacy Services in Mobile, Ala. “However, it is my long standing policy not to allow clients to comment while an investigation is ongoing. To do so would be inappropriate and I believe irresponsible.” center_img 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

  • Is VAR ready for Premier League rollout?

    first_img0Shares0000Not so instant replay: Players wait for the VAR decision on Juan Mata’s ‘goal’ which was ruled out © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 19 – VAR technology is back in the spotlight after Manchester United’s Juan Mata was controversially denied a goal in a confusing incident that raises questions over whether it is ready for a Premier League rollout.The video assistant referee system has been trialled in hundreds of matches around the world to review key moments linked to goals, penalty decisions, red-card incidents and cases of mistaken identity. Football’s governing body FIFA will decide next month whether to officially endorse the VAR system, a move that could see the controversial technology used at the World Cup.The Premier League is lagging behind the Bundesliga and Serie A, which are testing the technology this season but Saturday’s incident, which saw a Mata goal cancelled out after a lengthy delay, was just the latest in a series of contentious moments involving VAR in England.AFP Sports looks at the key issues that must be resolved.Is it reliable?Hawk-Eye, whose goal-line technology used in the Premier League has been widely regarded as a success, apologised for providing “an incorrect graphic” to broadcasters during United’s FA Cup fifth-round game at Huddersfield on Saturday.“To confirm, the VAR saw the correct image with the correct lines to make the decision. This was a case of the wrong image being provided to the broadcaster and we apologise,” Hawk-Eye said in a statement.However, it raises doubts over a core concept — will the technology be in a better position to make correct decisions than the match officials?“Saturday made me wonder how far we can trust the technology to arrive at incontestable decisions, which is strange given that is the point of it,” the former head of Premier League referees, Keith Hackett, wrote in the Telegraph newspaper.United boss Jose Mourinho says there must be irrefutable proof that VAR can consistently lead to better decisions.“I think our game is so beautiful that to change we have to change for better,” said Mourinho, whose side won 2-0 despite the disallowed goal.“The technology on the goal line I’m really, really happy with that. If they find a way in the VAR that the VAR is always right and always brings the truth, I’m happy with that.”Waiting gameMata’s disallowed goal also raised another criticism of the system — the time it takes for a final decision to be made.“I think in the future the VAR will be helpful for the referees, who always have a difficult job, and eventually it will bring more justice to football,” Mata wrote in his online blog.Juan Mata and referee Kevin Friend debate the Spaniard’s ‘goal’ that wasn’t © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF“Technology can help football to be more fair, especially nowadays when it seems that the result is the only thing that matters,” he added.“I believe, though, that such technology should be restricted to a few particular actions that are crucial in the game… and especially that the final decision should take less time and be more clear than last Saturday’s.”West Brom coach Alan Pardew complained that two of his players suffered hamstring injuries due to delays in play as three major decisions were referred to VAR in his side’s 3-2 win at Liverpool in the previous round of the FA Cup.Fans in the darkWhile replays of referred decisions are offered to television viewers, unlike in tennis, for example, fans inside the ground are not shown the pictures.“In the stadium, it was bizarre, because we got no evidence of what happened,” Pardew said about his experience at Anfield last month.Despite the Mata decision going in his side’s favour, Huddersfield boss David Wagner also expressed his displeasure at what he sees as robbing fans and players of the emotion of scoring a goal.“Yes, the decision went in our favour but this VAR for me kills the emotion of the game,” said Wagner. “This is why I don’t like it.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Uganda exerts revenge on Starlets in Kigali

    first_imgKenya had also beaten the Ugandans by a solitary goal in the CAF African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) qualifier in May and this was perfect revenge.After going ahead early in the game, the Ugandans had more chances to score with Grace Aluka’s 33rd minute freekick going against the crossbar.Starlets also had chances to score, the closest being a Mwanahalima Adam effort that went against the bar after 18 minutes.Starlets who finished second after losing 2-1 to Tanzania in the final back in 2016 now have to win their next match on Saturday when they take on the reigning champions at the Stade de Kigali.Another loss will dampen their hopes of clinching the title.This year’s Championship is being played in a round robin format. After facing Tanzania, David Ouma’s girls will take on Ethiopia on Wednesday before winding down their campaign with a tie against hosts Rwanda on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya and Uganda captains pose with the match officials before their CECAFA Women’s Championship opening match in Kigali on July 19, 2018. PHOTO/FUFANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19- Lilian Mutuuzo’s seventh minute goal was all Uganda’s Crested Cranes needed to exert revenge against Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in their opening game of the CECAFA Women’s Championship at the Stade de Kigali in Nyamirambo on Thursday evening.Starlets had beaten the Ugandans in three of their last four meetings including a 4-0 spanking in both a friendly and the 2016 CECAFA Women’s Championship, but the Crested Cranes finally got one over their neighbors.last_img read more

  • Kodjia edges Ivory Coast past South Africa

    first_img0Shares0000Ivory Coast striker Jonathan Kodjia tries to beat South Africa keeper Ronwen Williams during their Africa Cup of Nations tie in Cairo on June 24, 2019. PHOTO/CAFCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 24 – Jonathan Kodjia struck the only goal as Ivory Coast defeated South Africa 1-0 in the steamy Cairo heat on Monday in a meeting of former Africa Cup of Nations champions.Ivory Coast won the title for the second time in 2015 but crashed out in the group stage two years ago without a victory and are trying to build a team to match that of its golden generation. Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous title defence, and the in-demand Lille forward soon demonstrated his talent with a jinking run that ended with Kodjia snatching at a shot from close range.South Africa, who failed to qualify for the 2017 edition, on the other hand have arrived in Egypt as one of the most unpredictable teams.Bafana Bafana scaled the heights at the outset of 2019 qualifying by winning 2-0 in Nigeria, then sank into mediocrity by drawing 0-0 away to lowly-ranked Seychelles.In the first half at Al Salam Stadium where temperatures again peaked around 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) they were largely limited to counter-attacks, captain Thulani Hlatshwayo going closest with a header that brushed the roof of the net.Ivory Coast headed home early in Gabon after they were held by Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo and lost against Morocco, but they nearly took the lead here twice in quick succession around the half-hour.Ivory Coast players celebrate Jonathan Kodjia’s goal against South Africa during their Africa Cup of Nations tie in Cairo on June 24, 2019. PHOTO/CAFAfter a foul on the edge of the South Africa box Pepe, the 22-goal second highest French Ligue 1 scorer last season behind Kylian Mbappe, slammed a thunderous free-kick against the crossbar with Ronwen Williams rooted to the spot.The South Africa goalkeeper then produced a stunning reflex save to keep Kodjia out moments later as the Aston Villa forward ran clean through before needlessly opting for power over precision.Amid the energy-sapping heat both sides made a laboured start to the second half but it eventually burst into life when Kodjia atoned for his earlier miss.Max Gradel was released into space down the left and the winger whipped a precise early ball across to an unmarked Kodjia who stabbed beyond Williams.South Africa substitute Lars Veldwijk tumbled to the ground under pressure from Serge Kanon late on as they pressed for an equaliser, while Pepe was denied a second for Ivory Coast from another free-kick following a flying save by Williams.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERS

    first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Biking Club are so enthusiastic about spreading the word about their sport, they’ve come up with a special category for beginners….the ‘Bitta Craic’ section.The club is launching its Castle Cycles Mountain Bike Series for 2012.This series is a 3-race competition with points awarded at each race and an overall prize awarded at the end of the series. Said MTB man Findhan Strain: “For 2012, the Club has introduced a new category for those looking for a bit of fun.“The three categories running this year are Senior Mens, Womens and the ‘Bitta Craic’ category.“With the various categories this year, Donegal MTB are confident of attracting novices and experts alike.”The series starts with the legendary ‘Bogman’ race on the 15th July. The Bogman event is one of the most enjoyable events of the mountain biking year and this year promises to be better again with new sections added to the route to increase the fun factor.More than 100 competitors are expected to turn out this year as the mountain biking bug is catching on…and there might be a few more if it really catches on.Potential competitors are being urged to give it a try and Donegal MTB guarantee that when you give one a go, you will be hooked!Registration is now open for the Bogman on www.donegalmtb.com.Go on…sure it’s a bit of craic! REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERS was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:REVEALED: MOUNTAIN BIKERS SPREAD THEIR GOSPEL WITH ‘BITTA CRAIC’ FOR BEGINNERSlast_img read more

  • CHAMPIONS OF IRELAND! SCOIL CHOLMCILLE LIFT 2 NATIONAL ATHLETICS TITLES

    first_imgTWO wonderful photographs taken today in Athlone IT International Sports Arena where pupils from Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny won the All Ireland Sports Hall Athletics in both categories- 3rd & 4th class boys and 5th &6th class boys!That makes them National Irish Champions!Well done boys! CHAMPIONS OF IRELAND! SCOIL CHOLMCILLE LIFT 2 NATIONAL ATHLETICS TITLES was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by John2Share 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:All Ireland Sportshall Championsletterkennyscoil cholmcillelast_img read more

  • Tottenham star and team-mates pelted with cushions and eggs on World Cup return

    first_img 2 2 The Asian nation shocked the reigning champions as they both bowed out of the tournament.And the triumph put them above the Europeans in the final table in one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.But it appears not all were happy with the performance, although it was a better reception than in 2014 when they were pelted with toffees, a big insult in Korean culture.And Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-Min Son was narrowly missed by an egg hurtled in his direction, as Premier League fans beg South Korea to give him a pardon from military service. Coach Shin Tae-Yong spoke to the assembled crowd and said: “I didn’t want to come home until July and it’s disappointing to be back home in June.“I’d like to thank our fans for their love and support. Without our fans, we wouldn’t have been able to create the miracle that we did.”“Thank you to all of you who came today,” added Son.“I am sorry to our fans that we didn’t live up to our promise of reaching the knockout stage but I think we all saw some hope from the win over Germany. But we won’t get carried away with that bit of success, and we’ll continue to work hard.”talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. South Korean footballer assemble in front of their nation’s media upon returning from World Cup 2018. Odd scenes unfolded as South Korea returned home following their World Cup exit.Despite an impressive 2-0 win against Germany in their final Group F game, a minority of fans threw Union Jack cushions and eggs at the players who had performed gallantly in Russia. South Korea superstar Heung-Min Son returns to his homeland. last_img read more

  • Top 10 clubs in Europe with the most sponsorship revenue

    first_imgManchester United’s 69 sponsorship deals have earned the club an astonishing €269million [£235m] making them the top recipients in Europe’s Big Five leagues.CSM Sport & Entertainment, who conducted the research, identified 1,769 sponsorship deals, involving 1,156 companies in 50 different sectors. 4 10. Juventus (Serie A) – €101million (39 deals)9. Paris Saint-Germain (Ligue 1) – €112million (24 deals) REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REAL DEAL Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been hard at work earning the club extra revenue. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 4. Real Madrid (LaLiga) – €178million (19 deals)3. Bayern Munich (Bundesliga) – €180million (29 deals)2. Barcelona (LaLiga) – €261million (43 deals) Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won no dice shining 4 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star huge blow This gives a total sponsorship investment of approximately €3.9billion [£3.4bn]across the five top leagues.The Premier League earns the most in Europe, making over €1.2billion [£1bn] a year from 440 sponsorship agreements. With Germany’s Bundesliga next as 617 deals generate €734.7million [£641.5m].Given it is a division which includes Barcelona and Real Madrid, it is slightly surprisingly Spain comes in third with €678.5million [£592.4m].Meanwhile, Italy’s Serie A generates €439.3million [£383.6m] and France’s Ligue 1 generates €357.8million [£312.4m].But which clubs generate the most overall? You can see the top 10 below. deals silverware 4 gameday cracker Barcelona star Lionel Messi helps the club bring in extra revenue. Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been on form this season. 8. Liverpool (Premier League) – €117million (17 deals)7. Arsenal (Premier League) – €124million (27 deals)6. Manchester City (Premier League) – €149million (38 deals)5. Chelsea (Premier League) – €154million (18 deals) Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars PSG star Neymar 1. Manchester United (Premier League) – €269million (68 deals)last_img read more