SEA Games gold medal in sight for Tim Cone, Gilas

first_imgMOST READ Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations Of the 12, only Kiefer Ravena, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario and Greg Slaughter have won at least a SEA Games gold medal.June Mar Fajardo, LA Tenorio, Vic Manuel, Matthew Wright, Stanley Pringle, Marcio Lassiter, Japeth Aguilar and Ross will have their shot at a first gold Tuesday night in front of a hometown crowd at Mall of Asia Arena.Gilas winning the gold has been a foregone conclusion even before the tournament started. The Philippines has held the men’s basketball title since 1981 and the country’s reign won’t end anytime soon.Cone, though, stressed that it’s not going to be as smooth-sailing as everyone thinks with a worthy challenger in Thailand, which scraped past Vietnam, 101-95, in the other semifinal matchup.“Easier said than done, though. It’s gonna be a struggle for us, tomorrow (Tuesday). I feel it,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA denies Rockets’ protest after Harden dunk waved off Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China But now they are just a win away from achieving the feat in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.“I asked them yesterday (Sunday), how many of you guys have won a gold medal in your career? I’ve been in the league 31 years, and I’ve been coaching in the PBA for 31, I’ve never won a gold medal,” Cone, who sat beside guard Chris Ross during the post-game press conference, said Monday night on the eve of Gilas Pilipinas’ gold medal match against Thailand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“[I’ve] won a few championships, but not a gold medal, so this is special.”“I know Chris hasn’t won a gold medal, and most, I think 8 or 9 of our guys haven’t won a gold medal. So now that it’s this close, I think our guys are gonna be ready.” No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Men’s basketball team head coach Tim Cone during a game in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netR.nMANILA, Philippines — Philippine team head coach Tim Cone always has something elaborate to say during interviews. For pep talks, however, Cone would rather keep it short and simple.For all of Cone’s accolades, being a gold medalist is not of them and so is the same for eight of his players who all have already built impressive resumes in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gunman slapped with murder charge

first_imgAlexander Street shootingMurdered: Mahendra PersaudMurder accused, Raul VeraThe man who allegedly shot and killed Wakennaam businessman Mahendra Persaud was on Tuesday slapped with a murder charge when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Raul Vera was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which stated that on April 19, at Robb and Alexander Streets, Georgetown he murdered 26-year-old Persaud during the course of a robbery.Magistrate Fabayo Azore adjourned and transferred the matter for reports and fixtures until May 16.According to reports, Persaud who would usually travel to Georgetown to purchase goods for his family’s business was about to enter a store to transact business at about 11:00h, when he was pounced on by a gunman who demanded that he hand over his money.Persaud resisted the bandit’s attempt to relieve him of the bag he was carrying and was shot once to his chest.He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he subsequently died.last_img read more

Pochettino signs new Tottenham contract until 2021

first_img0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino signs new Tottenham contract until 2021 worth £5.5m a year.LONDON, May 12 – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract until 2021, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.The highly regarded Argentine, 44, arrived from Southampton in 2014 and came close to leading Spurs to their first league title since 1961 this season, only for them to lose out to Leicester City. His assistants Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez have also extended their contracts.“I could not be happier to sign this new contract,” Pochettino said in comments published on Tottenham’s official Twitter account.“It was an easy decision for my coaching staff and I because we can feel the appreciation of everyone here. There is no better place to be right now.”Pochettino revealed two weeks ago that he had agreed a new contract, but Thursday’s announcement will come as something of a relief to Spurs fans after the former Argentina defender was linked to the Manchester United job.His previous contract had been due to expire in 2019.Pochettino has revitalised Tottenham, helping to bring through young English players like Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Eric Dier and earning plaudits for the quality and intensity of his team’s football.Spurs have secured a Champions League place for the first time since 2010-11 and will be assured of finishing second — their highest position since 1963 — if they avoid defeat at Newcastle United on Sunday.– ‘Sublime’ football –“We have seen Mauricio bring a tremendous spirit and ethos to our club and embrace the attacking style of play with which we have always been associated,” chairman Daniel Levy told the club website.“He has built a squad of youth and experience and this season we have seen football played at the highest level — quite sublime at times.“Everyone at the club is delighted he has agreed an extended contract and we all look forward to working with him in the coming seasons. I know he is as ambitious for our club as we all are.”The new contract means that Pochettino, who guided Spurs to a fifth-place finish in his first season, stands to be at the helm when the club move into their new 61,000-seater stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2018.Looking to the future, Pochettino said: “The supporters are unbelievable, we have assembled a great group of players with huge potential that can get even better, while the facilities we have to work in are world-class.“We also have an incredible new stadium to look forward to and now we are determined to build a side worthy of playing in such an exciting new venue.“We have enjoyed a great season and we believe this is just the beginning. We have a long-term project and huge belief that we can achieve something big here for the future.“This club has all the ingredients to continue to challenge at the very top in both the Premier League and in Europe and we want to be here to be a part of what I believe will be a special period in the club’s history.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Northern Health gets a new board member and chairperson

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Government of British Columbia has appointed Northern Health’s current interim chair Colleen Nyce as its new board chair, and appointed Frank Everitt as a board member.“Nyce and Everitt have been instrumental in providing leadership to their communities for many years and now they will lend their expertise to Northern Health’s board,” said Health Minister Adrian Dix. “Their previous experience will help them play a key role in contributing to a strong public health-care system to benefit residents of northern British Columbia. The values held by our newest members will help showcase the North as an attractive choice for families, doctors and students to live, work and study.”Dix also thanked previous Northern Health board member Pat Bell for his service.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Watch: Ex-Man United man scores twice and PSG produce jaw-dropping team goal in easy win over Angers

first_img Angel di Maria Van der Wiel’s finish after stunning build up: And his second, a stylish chip: 1 If Manchester United fans thought their day couldn’t get any worse after their 1-0 defeat to Southampton, they might want to think again.Not only did United loanee James Wilson score for Brighton in the Championship, but former Red Devil Angel di Maria proved life is better away from Old Trafford with an eye-catching brace for PSG.The French champions stretched their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 5-1 rout of the season’s surprise package Angers.Di Maria’s double was added to by Lucas Moura, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gregory van der Wiel, who supplied the finishing touch to an utterly breathtaking team move.Below is Di Maria’s brilliant first goal:last_img

Critics say Bush changes could encourage gas-guzzlers

first_imgWhen it comes to cars, automakers still must meet an overall average; there is no breakdown by size. The administration has indicated it would like to do to cars what it has done with small trucks. The White House says it needs approval from Congress. Some lawmakers disagree. “He has that authority already,” said Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass. He views Bush’s request to Congress as “a backdoor attempt to stall on real increases in fuel economy standards.” Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and Markey repeatedly tried unsuccessfully over the past five years to get tougher mileage requirements into energy legislation. Boehlert said the administration “is finally getting the message.” But Boehlert said Mineta’s request “is designed as much to limit progress as to foster it.” “The secretary’s response is `just let us do it”‘ and head off any congressional mandates on automakers, Boehlert said. The White House says the changes for small trucks and SUVs sets the “most ambitious fuel economy goals” in the program’s 27-year history. The administration claims the changes will save 10.7 billion gallons of fuel over the lifetime of new vehicles by boosting the requirement from 21.6 mpg to 24.1 mpg by 2011. Yet David Friedman, director of the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, says the new rules will have little effect on gasoline consumption. “It will save less than two weeks of gasoline a year and loopholes could actually undermine those savings,” Friedman said. A similar system based on weight or size for cars “will encourage automakers to make bigger cars,” he predicted. The debate over improving mileage mainly has involved concerns that higher requirements would force automakers to make smaller and lighter cars that opponents of the CAFE system contend are less safe. Tougher requirements under the current system “would increase fatalities, raise health care costs and reduce employment,” Mineta wrote lawmakers. Counters Friedman: “Those are the automaker arguments, not the arguments of the scientific community.” Boehlert, chairman of the House Science Committee, said it bothers him that Mineta “trots out the same old misinformation linking CAFE standards to safety reductions.” A report by the National Academy of Sciences in 2001 said highway fatalities rose when automakers rushed in the 1970s to meet the new requirements by reducing cars size and weight. The study also said future mileage improvements can be met with new engines, transmissions and aerodynamics to avoid such downsizing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – President Bush is showing new interest in automobile gas mileage, spurred on by public outrage over fuel prices. But don’t expect the administration to embrace significant increases in requiring how far cars go on a gallon of fuel. The president wants Congress to let him rewrite mileage rules for new car fleets. Some critics suggest that request could instead spur automakers to produce more gas guzzlers. The rules are known as Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE. Enacted in 1975, they were a response to the shocks of the Arab oil embargo. Automakers today must meet a fleet average of 27.5 miles per gallon for its cars, a standard unchanged in two decades. Bush told reporters last week he wants Congress to “give me the capacity to raise CAFE standards on automobiles.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe administration has opposed such increases for cars whenever the issue has come up in Congress. Last summer, the White House objected to a proposal requiring the president to find ways to cut U.S. oil consumption by 1 million barrels a day, about 5 percent, saying the plan was a “back door” to higher mileage requirements. So, has the president changed his mind? Not quite. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta told congressional leaders he wants the power to “reform” the mileage rules and that the administration would keep opposing tougher mileage requirements under the current system. Bush’s chief economic adviser, Al Hubbard, acknowledged that the White House has no idea how much the changes, if allowed, would raise car mileage. Said the Sierra Club’s Daniel Becker: “Given the administration’s track record, this is more evasion than an epiphany.” The Transportation Department this year revamped the rules for pickups, sport utility vehicles and minivans, setting a sliding mileage scale that is based on a vehicle’s size. The overall standard was increased slightly; smaller vehicles now must meet higher mileage requirements than do larger ones. The biggest SUVs were exempted until 2011. “It was accommodating to the industry,” said Gerald Meyers, a former auto executive who is a professor of management at the University of Michigan. He called it “probably the friendliest (proposal) that can be brought forward.” last_img

SAM ALLARDYCE: I took the Palace job to overcome depression after England exit

first_imgSam Allardyce admits he was in a state of shock when his short tenure as England manager came to an abrupt end and that he took the Crystal Palace job to get over the depression.The former West Ham and Bolton boss achieved his dream position following the Euro 2016 debacle but after just one game in charge he was relieved of his duties following a Daily Telegraph sting operation.Allardyce believes the decision was made far too quickly but opened up about the struggle of coming to terms with losing the England job and also expressed his huge gratitude towards Crystal Palace for giving him the opportunity to manage once again.“I was in shock for two or three weeks just trying to get my head around what happened,” Allardyce told Jim White in an exclusive interview on talkSPORT.“I was in a daze, I was staring into the abyss.“And of course the good thing is when you’ve got your partner next to you to help you through these situations then you have to come out of it at the other end.“You have to get over it and as disappointing and as devastating as it was for me – I am bitterly disappointed that I am not the manager of England – but I have recovered from that.“I’ve moved on and everybody’s seen that I have moved on by taking a very good position at Crystal Palace.”The ex-Bolton boss went further in expressing how thankful he was for the Selhurst Park club to give him another management opportunity.“I am very grateful to Crystal Palace – hugely, hugely grateful,” he added.“Because Crystal Palace was one of the things I felt I had to do to overcome the depression and the disappointment that I had suffered in the short spell I had with England.“I had to get back to work and I had to get my teeth into another position to get over and move on, move forward, and life is very good at the moment.”last_img read more


first_imgCocky chef Conrad Gallagher claims he has turned down the chance to expand his new empire into England.The Letterkenny man has reinvented himself with two new restaurants in Dublin and in Sligo since returning from a controversial spell in South Africa.The chef’s Salon Des Sauvres restaurant in Dublin has won high praise from a number of diners including Gay Byrne and former Health Minister Mary Harney. Gallagher revealed how he has recently been approached to expand his new chain into London by a number of businessmen who ate in his Dublin restaurant.“I was approached recently and asked if I would be interested in opening a branch of the restaurant in London by someone who was over here on business from London.“But I have learned my lesson not to expand too quickly and concentrate on what I am doing and to do it correctly.“It was nice to be asked but I’m happy the way things are going at the moment,” he said. The Hawthorn Heights man is also flying high after his new TV3 show Head Chef pulled in good ratings.EndsGALLAGHER TURNS HIS NOSE UP AT LONDON RESTAURANT OFFER was last modified: April 13th, 2011 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:Conrad GallagherTV3last_img read more

Lifesaving Gardaí and hero chef honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards

first_imgThree Donegal gardaí and a quick-thinking member of the public have been honoured for selfless acts of bravery at this year’s Irish Water Safety Awards.Rescuers involved in two dramatic near-drowning incidents in Donegal featured in the annual awards on Wednesday.Garda Cormac McClafferty, Garda Dermot Kenny and Garda Michael McHugh received prizes at Dublin Castle for saving a man’s life at Buncrana pier. Niall Cosgrove PhotographyOn the 8th of May 2016, a man got into difficulty in the water. The quick-thinking trio of gardaí immediately made a human chain and swam out to the man, who was going under the water due to cold shock.The gardaí eventually reached the casualty and pulled him back to the pier to safety. He made a full recovery.Another local award recipient was Gerard Lally, Head Chef at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran.Gerard Lally. Niall Cosgrove PhotographyGerard became a hero by chance when he saved two lives on Sunday the 27th of May 2018. He was on his lunch break when he saw three people in difficulty in the water at Roguey Point. Lally, who is a skilled swimmer and surfer, rushed to help the adult, a teenager and an 11 year-old boy in the water.Lally instructed both the teenager and the young boy to grab hold of a ring buoy he was able to bring them both to shore, where he stayed with them until the ambulance services arrived and subsequently took over.Meanwhile, the Bundoran RNLI had arrived and assisted the adult and successfully brought him to safety. All three made a full recovery.Thirty-six lives were saved from drowning by all the rescuers honoured at the Irish Water Safety’s National Annual Awards Ceremony.Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development presented the Seiko Just in Time Rescue Awards and said: “It is an honour to pay tribute to these courageous recipients. Tragically an average of 127 people drown in Ireland every year and although that’s 127 too many, the figure would be even higher but for the dramatic efforts of these individuals who saved others from drowning and the ongoing work of Irish Water Safety volunteers teaching swimming and water rescue skills.” Long-Service Volunteer Awards were also presented to 63 volunteers, recognising a combined total of 1,315 years of service teaching swimming, water rescue and survival skills in communities nationwide.Minister Canney appealed to all adults to make themselves more aware of the dangers of drowning.He said: “It only takes seconds for tragedy to strike and this can so easily be avoided if people learn about the hazards and take personal responsibility for their own safety. I ask that people encourage friends and family to read Irish Water Safety’s guidelines at so that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to avoid becoming a drowning statistic.”Lifesaving Gardaí and hero chef honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards was last modified: November 30th, 2018 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:buncranabundoranirish water safety awards.last_img read more