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PVL: Tacloban wins second straight at expense of Pocari

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jeric Teng shocked to see brother Jeron bloodied with ‘deep cuts’ Hyapha Amporn had a team-high 19 points for Tacloban Jovielyn Prado and Patcharee Saengmuang added 18 and 15 points, respectively.Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors with 20 points while Arielle Love and Madeline Palmer had 16 and 15 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shola Alvarez delivered in the clutch and gave the Fighting Warays a 12-9 lead with an improbable last-ditch cut shot that caught the Lady Warriors by surprise.Tacloban head coach Nes Pamilar was disappointed with how his team would lag after winning a set and he had to remind his players to fight through in the fifth.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“In the second and fourth set I asked them why they would play that way and relax a bit,” said Pamilar in Filipino. “So when the fifth set came I told them that we should change our ways and go all out in the final set.”The Fighting Warays won their second straight game and improved to a 4-3 record while the Lady Warriors fell to 3-4. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments 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 Tacloban played a sweet tune to end its preliminary round campaign, overcoming  Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20, 16-25, 15-10, in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

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Even Paul Desiderio is struggling to get patron tickets for UAAP Finals Game 2

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk He later deleted the tweet but not after thousands had already retweeted and liked the post. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Man City tops list of FIFA payments for World Cup players Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No patron tickets for my family tom!? Seryoso!? Sila nag sacrifice nalayo ako sa kanila minsan lang manuod di pa nag bigyan! Wow!— Paul Desiderio (@pauldesiderio18) December 4, 2018FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss A source from UP, though, said that patron, lower box and upper box tickets were duly allotted for Desiderio and his post was just due to miscommunication on the eve of the crucial game.Tickets to Game 2 are reportedly being sold at least 10 times the original price by scalpers.The 22-year-old Desiderio is UP’s unquestioned heart and soul and he’s been instrumental in the Maroons’ dream run to this year’s finals, the school’s first since it won the crown in 1986.There’s also no one better in the clutch than Desiderio this season and Adamson learned that the hard way when the UP captain delivered the biggest shots in their Final Four matchup.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:35SEA Games: Centeno tops Amit for gold anew as Filipinas end up 1-2 in 10-ball00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe high demand for tickets to watch the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball Finals between Ateneo and University of the Philippines has affected even Fighting Maroons star Paul Desiderio.Desiderio on Tuesday night took his displeasure to Twitter, saying that his family members weren’t given patron tickets for Wednesday’s Game 2 at Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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‘Revenge of the gamers’: eSports hits big time, with or without Olympics

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Adidas, Mercedes and BMW are some of the other global brands to jump on board, while McDonald’s dropped its sponsorship of Germany’s national football team to focus on eSports.The Legends Pro League, China’s official competition for the League of Legends game, has 14 regional divisions, and teams have their own home venues. The game also has an annual world championship.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAs of next year, professional players will be fully decked out in Nike-designed jerseys and trainers, with an accompanying lifestyle range — much like any big football, basketball or baseball team.“It’s (eSports) already hit mainstream, a couple of years back,” Philip So, who heads business development at League of Legends developer Riot Games, told AFP at last week’s Sportel convention in Macau. “(But the Nike sponsorship) had a huge reaction from our fans when we announced it, even from the Nike side. I think it was surprising to everyone how much buzz it generated.”A Goldman Sachs briefing in October said eSports was on course to reach nearly 300 million viewers by 2022 — similar numbers to American football’s NFL.‘NBA didn’t need the Olympics’Some are now beginning to wonder if the Olympics needs eSports more than the other way round, as the venerable institution dating back to the late 19th century strives to reach a younger audience.“I think it would be great for the Olympic programme to have eSports because they are going to be able to capture the attention of a new audience that otherwise would disappear,” Maurizio Barbieri, Twitter’s Southeast Asian head of sports partnerships, said at Sportel.ADVERTISEMENT In this picture taken on January 29, 2019, a visitors uses a console at the Cyber Games Arena (CGA) eSports venue in the Mongkok district of Kowloon in Hong Kong. – At 25,000 square feet (2,322 sq. metres), the Cyber Games Arena (CGA) claims to be the largest integrated eSports stadium in Asia. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)eSports’ bid to reach the Olympics may be on hold but backing from big sponsors and a relentless march into the mainstream raise the question of whether it needs the Games at all.With sportswear giant Nike last month announcing its sponsorship of China’s Legends Pro League, video gaming already bears the hallmarks of any successful sport.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra PBA D-League: Perpetual Help picks up 1st win, slips past Diliman College Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 “I don’t think eSports makes the government very nervous. I really don’t think so,” he said.“Because the sports bureau etc, we work very closely with them and it’s definitely on their agenda and interest to grow the sport as well.”However, So was at a loss to predict whether eSports would finally make it into the Olympics, a campaign that faces a number of hurdles.As well as concerns over eSports’ lack of physical activity, the scene is deeply fragmented, as different games are made by competing studios. It is also yet to form a world governing body — a stipulation demanded by the IOC.“I honestly don’t know. I wish I had the answer,” So said, when asked what was the way forward for eSports’ Olympic bid.“How an overarching arm across all different games (would work), I’d be very curious to know,” he added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img MOST READ “But overall, (how would the Olympics help eSports) in general?“I mean, the NBA didn’t need the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to become the number one basketball league in the world.”eSports won’t be part of the Olympics until at least Los Angeles 2028, after it was left off the list of nominated sports for Paris 2024 — which included the equally youth-friendly breakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and climbing.But So said that when eSports was a demonstration event at last year’s Asian Games, viewing figures in China outstripped those of traditional sports, even though the competition wasn’t shown on TV.People who play computer games, he added, are now proud to identify themselves as “gamers”, underlining the rise of a movement that has spread organically, from the grassroots up.“It’s a complete paradigm shift. This is the time for gamers to come out. It’s revenge of the gamers,” said So.Deeply fragmentedMuch of the opposition to eSports is related to concerns over screen time and inactivity among young people, as well as a lack of knowledge and understanding of the games.China has been particularly cautious, last year announcing curbs including temporarily suspending new releases of online games — sending shares plummeting in Tencent, Riot Games’ parent company.But So said China’s sports ministry remained a supporter of eSports, drawing a distinction between professional, organized gaming and streaming, where amateurs play for audiences online. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

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Liberia’s President Apologizes To Mother Of Slain Teenager

first_imgShe came to say how sorry she was.Today, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, visited the poor neighborhood of West Point, now under quarantine after suspected Ebola patients fled a treatment center a week ago Saturday. On Wednesday, during protests over the quarantine, 15-year-old Shakie Kamara was shot in the legs by security forces. He died the next day of blood loss and hypothermic shock.Sirleaf went to talk with the angry residents, who have complained that the quarantine is unfair, that they can’t lead their normal lives, that there isn’t enough food for them.And she went to apologize to Eva Kamara, mother of Shakie.Freelance photographer Tommy Trenchard, covering the visit for NPR, spoke to Eva Kamara afterward.”She said it made her very proud that the president would come and talk to a poor woman like herself,” Trenchard reports.Kamara was in tears for part of the conversation with the president.The overall reaction to the president’s visit among West Pointers was mixed, Trenchard adds. People wanted to let Sirleaf know the hardships they are facing because of the quarantine. “A lot of people were saying we’re hungry, we don’t have food to eat,” he says.But he didn’t sense a lot of anger directed toward Sirleaf: “It’s important to remember that people here, even those who would vote for the opposition, have a strong respect for the office of the president.”West Point residents want Sirleaf to lift the quarantine so they can resume their normal lives. But the government is unlikely to lift a quarantine until three weeks have passed since the West Point treatment center was attacked — that’s the time it takes for Ebola to emerge after contact.During the visit of roughly 40 minutes, Sirleaf was surrounded by her entourage. One member occasionally handed out cash as the president made her way down the main road.”At one point,” Trenchard says, “she commented to two guys who had just received a thousand Liberian dollars [about $12 U.S.]. She said, ‘Don’t spend it on drink.’ “Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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India ready to lend assistance in renewable energy – High Commissioner

first_imgGuyana’s plan to pursue renewable energy by 2025 has been matched with India’s commitment to providing support to meet this juncture.This was recently recommitted by the Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam who noted that his country is ready to provide assistance in harnessing bio and renewable energy. After Guyana would have forged a partnership as one of the founders in the International Solar Alliance, provisions can be made to extend the areas in the renewable resources domain.He also ascertained that forestry resources, the sugar belt and rice sector are zones where reformation can be executed.“The Founding Member status of Guyana in the International Solar Alliance since March last year paves way for access to Indian concessional finance in the area of solar energy. Apart from solar, India is also ready to offer its assistance to Guyana in harnessing bio and renewable energy under its Green State Development Strategy. India would also be ready to provide its assistance in enhancing value addition to Guyana in its forest products, in reforming and upgrading sugar industry and in diversifying rice-based products,” said the High Commissioner.A number of renewable energy farms and facilities have been the goal of Guyana and the Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson, had provided some information on a US$3.8 million solar farm, which was slated for completion at the ending of 2018.The farm, funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), was expected to be constructed at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).He had also spoken of securing funding from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to establish photo-voltaic (PV) farms at Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) at a cost of US$1.8 million; Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to the tune of US$2.6 million; and Matthews Ridge, Region One at a cost of US$2 million.After President David Granger’s India visit to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit which made Guyana a member of the said alliance, it was pointed out that a line of credit of US$15 million would be available to Guyana.However, in relation to the 2025 deadlines, some key points were raised when Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo zeroed in on solar energy plans for Guyana. He noted that one crucial question with the Government’s solar power initiatives involves using back-up energy generation.According to Jagdeo last July, who conceptualised the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), this situation would then warrant extra back-up energy being introduced, as much as 100 megawatts if that was the wattage being generated by the solar power.last_img read more

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Enberg needs no intro

first_imgUh, that’s Enberg and Musburger, who between them were the point guards of network college basketball from the 1970s to 1990s on NBC and CBS. “I had to laugh at that,” wrote Solomon, the longtime Washington Post sports editor whose job for ESPN is to analyze the network’s decision-making. “Musburger and Enberg … (have) the kind of professionalism and skill their younger colleagues would do well to emulate.” Enberg, in his 51st year as a sportscaster, reflected upon the question in his natural professorial manner. “That’s heavy,” Enberg said when asked about it as he prepared to take the train from his La Jolla home to downtown Union Station, where he’ll arrive at Staples Center to cover the Pacific-10 Conference tournament final on Saturday afternoon for CBS. “I’m sure young people like to be hip, or cool, or whatever the expression is today; they relate better to someone who’s younger, or a Dick Vitale, who’s still a high school sophomore in spirit and attitude. I just feel like I’m like an umpire: If you don’t know who the announcer is but you enjoy the broadcast and the voice brings a legitimate quality to the game and the information is correct and the enthusiasm is well-placed, it doesn’t matter if they know who I am or not. “Those days (of a high-profile broadcaster) are over for me. I’m not the marquee name. The games on TV have changed dramatically. For more and more announcers, it’s all about them. But that’s never been my style. And if I ever got that way, I hope there’s someone there to kick me out the door.” If Enberg needs to re-establish his street cred on college campuses these days, he’s got three recruits: His 22-year-old daughter Nicole, who just graduated from the University of Michigan and works for a New York law firm (in the same building that houses CBS Sports’ offices, just one floor up); 21-year-old daughter Emily, a junior at George Washington University majoring in American Studies; and high school senior son, Ted, who has “spray painted admissions offices across the country with his applications,” says Dad. None of Enberg’s six children were even born when he was hired as the sole TV broadcaster for the 1961 NCAA men’s basketball final and dispatched from Indiana (where he was in grad school) to Kansas City to cover the Cincinnati-Ohio State title match that was broadcast only to the markets of the two schools. Later that summer, Enberg was recruited to be an assistant professor and baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State, known today as Cal State Northridge. He stayed there until 1965 until he had to pursue broadcasting fulltime, which included doing nine seasons of UCLA basketball during John Wooden’s title run. As if he needs one, Dick Enberg has an answer to the age-old question: How does a veteran sports play-by-play man decide when it’s time to turn off the mike because he’s not connecting with a younger audience? The issue came up recently – and specifically about the 72-year-old Enberg and 67-year-old Brent Musburger – when some ESPN viewers in the 20-to-30-year-old demographic e-mailed network ombudsman George Solomon to ask “who are these guys?” after hearing them on some college basketball telecasts. center_img Enberg, who will have Dan Wenzel as his broadcast partner Saturday and Jay Bilas at his side during the NCAA Tournament that begins Thursday, says that of all his tennis, pro football and golf assignments these days, March Madness can’t help make him step back in time. “My bias begins with being a former educator and being energized when I’m around young people on a college campus,” said Enberg. “There’s nothing more than a college game to be reminded that I still want to be a professor again someday and look into those bright young eyes that have all that electricity and energy.” The feeling should be mutual. WHAT SMOKES Whether or not John Kerry is on board, DirecTV’s seven-year, $700 million agreement to carry Major League Baseball’s “Extra Innings” package was officially announced Thursday. Is it exclusive? Depends on how much others have to spend. Terms of the deal say anyone else can carry the package as long as they match the terms of DirecTV’s agreement. Robert Jackson, president of iN Demand, the cable services’ pay channel partner, called the contract a “de facto exclusvie deal.” The FCC will likely continue investigating whether the deal can go through, as Kerry, the senator from Massachusettes and Boston Red Sox fan, would like to see. Some 500,000 subscribers bought the package last season for out-of-market MLB games; about half were non-DirecTV dish subscribers. Why no outside sneering at DirecTV’s exclusive “Mega March Madness” package of 37 out-of-market NCAA men’s basketball tournament games? It fires up Thursday with the two interactive enhancements introduced last season, along with an on-screen bracket that viewers can fill out with their picks and track their results. We’re partial to the “mix” channel where you can see up to four games at a time on one screen with stats updated on the other contests. The only questionable move is that UCLA coach Ben Howland will cut into his team’s prep time this week to pimp the service as DTV’s official commercial spokesman. It runs $69 to get as many as 37 out-of-market games. Anyone who caught Matt “Money” Smith and Petros Papadakis providing the call on the USC-Stanford overtime Pac-10 basketball tournament game on KLAC-AM (570) Thursday had to be satisfied with the entertainment value provided by the two otherwise known as the station’s drive-time sports-talk hosts. The banter between lulls provided enough comic relief from the proper tone they maintained down to the close finish. Now, if only Money could have lapsed into his Joel Meyers once and awhile. ESPN has given baseball analyst Peter Gammons a three-year contract extension, and he’ll continue to do work for the “Sunday Night Baseball” telecast, in studio on “Baseball Tonight” and contribute to “SportsCenter,” ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine and ESPN Radio. Gammons, who needed 10 months to recover from a brain aneurysm last June, is starting his 20th year with ESPN. WHAT CHOKES Mia Harris anyone? The update maven at KSPN-AM (710) hired just last August has already left the building. Those employees who know what’s behind it have been told by station management not to comment on it. From what we gather, the Miami native hadn’t been happy with moving so far away from her home base and eventually sabatoged things at the station enough to force management into working out a deal that allowed her to escape. HBO will be the first out of the gate with the life story of Barbaro in a soon-to-be announced documentary on the Kentucky Derby winner that met a tragic demise. “We’re going to try to explain why Barbaro became so significant and important to the American public,” HBO Sports president Ross Greenburg told the trade publication Broadcasting & Cable magazine. “The entire country rallied around this horse.” At least give us some more time to grieve, OK? We hope it doesn’t draw attention from HBO’s next significant sports documentary, to be called “The UCLA Dynasty: Breaking Records, Breaking the Establishment,” slated to air for the first time on Monday, March 26 and continue through April 26. 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

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Mostly hunting weapons turned in during gun amnesty month in Fort St. John

first_imgCorporal Kate Bamber says the results weren’t unexpected in this area, as they are primarily used for hunting. “Nothing that you wouldn’t expect to have in a community such a Fort St. John where people are involved in hunting as part of their recreational activities,” she explains. “Quite a lot of ammunition was turned in, but nothing surprising as well.” A gun amnesty hasn’t been held in B.C. since 2006, and Bamber says police forces across the province felt it was time for another. – Advertisement -“There was a real opportunity for people to get rid of unwanted guns and firearms and weapons, that they didn’t want anymore,” she argues. “We have lots of people who maybe no longer hunt, or maybe someone’s passed away and a significant other – a spouse or a child – doesn’t really have the proper paperwork to have it and they don’t want to bother getting it.” Bamber adds that people may also worry about not having the adequate storage to safe keep firearms from children or thieves.Advertisement “You never know if something not secured properly a child could always find it and tragedy can strike.” As with 2006, there were some interesting items turned in elsewhere in the province, including a machine gun, bayonets from the 1800s, and a military missile.last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Man United v Liverpool tough to call, Crystal Palace to end Man City run?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks ahead to this weekend’s Premier League action and says Manchester United v Liverpool is tough to call, while he claims Crystal Palace could provide Manchester City with their biggest test of the season so far at Selhurst Park.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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