Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The matchup between San Beda and Lyceum on Thursday had an atmosphere befitting of a championship series even though the they were only playing in the second round of the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Huge Tokyo splash: PSL tankers triumph 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In the midst of all that hype was one rookie who shone under the bright lights and shrugged off the championship aura to deliver for the defending champions.James Canlas unleashed 18 points and six rebounds in the Red Lions’ 75-68 win over the Pirates that sealed their status as the top seed.FEATURED 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 ChrissREAD: NCAA: San Beda holds off furious Lyceum rally, secures top spot“At first I was a little bit nervous but once I got into the game, I just played good thinking that the game will come to me,” said Canlas, who reaped praises from senior point guard Robert Bolick and head coach Boyet Fernandez. MOST READ Bolick said he’s always challenging Canlas since seeing great potential in his rookie teammate.“He’s already a good player, he just needs to improve his decision-making,” said Bolick, who had 18 points and five boards. “I always challenge him because I know he’ll be better and I know that I will leave San Beda knowing that it’s in good hands.”“James will be the future of San Beda and Robert is his teacher, they proved themselves tonight,” said Fernandez whose team improved to 16-1.Canlas said he eagerly accepted the challenge from his mentors and in the process exceeded what was expected of him.“I’m a rookie and as a rookie you have to prove something to everybody,” said Canlas. “You can’t be the guy who just shows up and does nothing.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
MANILA, Philippines—Magnolia was mere weeks removed from its title victory in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup when it embarked on the new 2019-2020 PBA Season.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The Hotshots played their first game of the Philippine Cup on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena and suffered an 80-75 overtime loss to a TNT team that has been playing in the first conference since the season opened on Jan. 13.TNT already had five games under its belt when it faced Magnolia for its sixth game of the season and this early start gave the KaTropa an obvious advantage in terms of conditioning and on-court chemistry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMagnolia may have lost in its season opener, but head coach Chito Victolero saw positive things in a team that was still carrying a championship hangover.“It’s natural to have that title hangover but the team had a great mindset today,” said Victolero in Filipino. “It just so happens that we lost via breaks of the game, that’s just it. We played well defensively, but I couldn’t say the same for our offense.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jayson Castro on alleged missed travel call: ‘That’s referees’ job’ View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES “You can all see that we really don’t have the timing yet and our defense just bailed us out.”Magnolia did have a decent defensive game limiting the KaTropa to 33.3 percent shooting, 27-of-81, while shooting 40 percent, 30-of-75, for its part.The thing that broke the Hotshots, however, was the players’ stamina.Victolero constantly rotated players every four or five minutes and it didn’t help that Paul Lee, the Best Player of the Conference for the Governors’ Cup, left the game early in the fourth after suffering a swollen right thumb.“My players got tired faster than that of our opponents,” said Victolero. “I was always changing the players because, well, we really don’t have the stamina yet.”ADVERTISEMENT
Cllr. Josiah David Baryogar Junius, a onetime Associate Justice of Liberia, has been laid to rest in Waka Town, Harrisville in Grand Bassa County. His interment on Tuesday, July 15 followed a 12-day mourning and remembrance by the country and the Judiciary Branch of Government.Funeral service was held on Tuesday, at the Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.His widow, Ethel Robert Junius, continually wiped away her tears as she sat with her only daughter Glendy Junius-Reeves.Over 300 dignitaries including Chief Justice Francis Korkpor attended the funeral along with families, friends and loved ones of the deceased.Earlier at Junius’ longtime church, He was remembered in eulogies as a “poor man’s lawyer,” a man of humanity, a true son of the soil and one who listened to the plight of the underprivileged in the society.Chief Justice Korpkor for his part also described him as a “poor man’s lawyer,” who he said, “From the esteemed office of an Associate Justice, where he proclaimed the opinion and judgments of the Honorable Supreme Court, in the spirit of humanity accepted a position of Coordinator of Public Defender Program.”The High Court head said his decision was to plead the case of the poor who could not hire services of lawyers. “What a display of humility, a true attribute of a great man indeed that you can hardly find in our society today,” Justice Korpkor remembered.He also recollected Justice Junius as a “courageous and steady leader.””We’re here to remember the life of JD Baryogar Junius,” Justice Korpkor said, “who now belongs to the ages and to face the ultimate reality that all flesh is as grass and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass.”He reminded mourners how important the Associate Justice was to the country. “He lived by the creed, which means his life was marked by humility, servitude and love for his fellow men and country,” he stressed.Justice Korpkor disclosed that Baryogar was one of the few persons who had the rare opportunity of serving all the three branches of government.“His accolade will be remembered in the walls of the Judiciary; for it is within the premises that the deceased lived and breathed his last,” Justice Korkpor acknowledged.Baryogar, who became Associate Justice from 1987 to 1990, died on July 3 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor after he collapsed at the compound of the Temple of Justice. He was 70.JD Baryogar Junius served as former Resident Circuit Court Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit, Grand Bassa County, and former Coordinator Public Defender Program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Bomi County Superintendent, Samuel F. Brown says the spread of Ebola in the county would have been minimized if citizens had adhered to the advice of health authorities.During an interview with the Daily Observer recently, Superintendent Brown regretted that people in the county hold on to their traditions so strongly that they did not agree at the outset to suspend some of their traditional activities and practices as advised by health and county authorities.The uncontrollable spread of the virus in the county, said the superintendent, was the result of the refusal of some people to avoid contact with Ebola patients and washing of dead bodies. The denial of the existence of the Ebola virus also contributed to more people contracting it.The Bomi Superintendent expressed delight that the treatment and care centers in the county had been constructed to help contain the Ebola virus. He told this newspaper that citizens of the county are also now responding to advice from health and local authorities and are slowly suspending their traditional activities.He said the erection of an ETU in the county coupled with the training of health workers would greatly help to reduce and prevent new cases arising in the county. Because of the lack of treatment and care centers, people were compelled to be in close contact with their sick relatives thus contracting the disease themselves.It may be recalled that last August following the declaration of the state of emergency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered Bomi and Grand Cape Mount Counties quarantined because of the raging Ebola spread reported there.The traditional practices referred to by Superintendent Brown are rooted in the people’s religious beliefs namely, Islam, Christianity and African Traditional Religion.Islam is the dominant religion in the county and believers subscribe to washing of dead bodies and washing their faces with water which is afterwards used to wash a senior cleric.Those subscribing to the African Traditional Religion are said to deny that Ebola exists and they apply herbs to sick persons thereby contracting and transmitting the virus.Most Christians, on the other hand, hold on to the belief that the power of the Holy Spirit can cure any disease, and they believe in the laying of hands on the sick, including Ebola patients, to pray for them and extinguish the “evil spirits.”All these practices, rooted in the beliefs of the people, Mr. Brown said, are responsible for the rampant spread of the virus. But he indicated that people are becoming more responsive to the messages and advice from health authorities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Guyanese businesswoman, who is wanted by the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), as the alleged mastermind behind a drug bust in Canada last month, was nabbed by Surinamese law enforcement.Nabbed: Rosemary SinghThe woman, who has been identified as Rosemary Singh of Lot 123 Ramsingh Street, Annandale; and also Lot 153 South Annandale, East Coast Demerara (ECD), was found after she fled Guyana via boat to Suriname.A source close to the investigation told Guyana Times that the woman was found hiding in the neighbouring country on Saturday morning.However, it was noted that both CANU and their Canadian counterparts are working together as they continue to investigate the drug bust.Singh, proprietress of Rose Bar located in Section C Enterprise, ECD, is wanted for questioning by (CANU) in relation to a cocaine bust in Canada on a bauxite ship that departed Guyana.On September 15, 2018, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) carried out a major drug enforcement exercise during which they seized 81 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Valleyfield.The drug was found concealed in the hold of a vessel – Jacqueline C – carrying bauxite from Linden, where the ship departed.“After an initial search of the vessel, signs led us to concentrate on the front of the boat. And after a vigorous search, the cocaine was found concealed in bags in the hold of the vessel,” CBSA Deputy Director, Alain Surprenant, was quoted saying in subsequent reports.Nevertheless, four people were arrested; two of whom – 48-year-old Nazir Ahmad Hussain and 36-year-old Roldan De Gorio TITO – were charged with conspiracy to import drugs for the purpose of trafficking.According to a statement on the RCMP’s website, investigations revealed that the seized drug was heading for the Toronto and Vancouver markets.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association is hosting its 57th Annual Oilman’s Bonspiel in November at the Curling Club.Petroleum Association members from Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek are invited to attend the event. To be eligible you must be employed for three months prior to November 15th.Teams will be treated to a stag banquet with live entertainment on Thursday night. There will be music and dance on Friday evening, as well as $50,000 in prizes.- Advertisement -The bonspiel will have a maximum of thirty-two teams, with the deadline for entries set on November 8th. Entry is $500.00 per person. Each team is eligible for $5,000 in the cash reverse draw.The bonspiel starts on November 15th at 4:00 p.m and runs through November 17th.For more info or to register, visit their Facebook page.Advertisement
Xavi will not join Manchester City’s New York franchise in January, according to his agent Ivan Corretja.Frank Lampard and David Villa have already agreed to join the new Big Apple club – with the former even playing regularly for City this season.It has been reported that the latest high-profile star to move stateside will be Xavi, Barcelona’s midfield maestro.And the speculation intensified when Corretja travelled to Manchester to take in their Champions League clash with Roma earlier this month.But Corretja told El Mundo Deportivo: “Xavi is happy at the club and the coaching staff are happy with him – he will not leave in January.“It is true I was in Manchester but not to talk about Xavi.” Barcelona star Xavi 1
Neymar was on target in both of those victories but the league’s leading scorer Edinson Cavani was absent after returning late from his Christmas and New Year break back home in Uruguay.Argentine Javier Pastore was also overlooked for Wednesday’s outing after returning late from his holiday with both players talked to about their tardiness by coach Unai Emery.PSG captain Thiago Silva raised doubts about Pastore’s future at the club when he said: “I believe Pastore told the club he wanted to leave but in the end they couldn’t reach a deal.”Pastore for his part strongly denied in an interview with Yahoo Sports from Argentina at the weekend that he wanted out.“I love Paris and I love PSG,” said Pastore, whose arrival in 2011 opened the floodgates to a host of talent that followed him into the club.Monaco’s Thomas Lemar (L) fights for the ball with Nice’s Jean Michael Seri during their French League Cup match, at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, on January 9, 2018 © AFP/File / VALERY HACHE“Believe me I’ll always be loyal to this club.”With next month’s heavyweight Champions League date with Real Madrid looming Emery’s side visit Nantes enjoying a nine-point lead over defending Ligue 1 title-holders Monaco and Lyon.And given that Nantes haven’t managed to better PSG in Ligue 1 since 2005, the Qatari-backed visitors are on target to add another three points to the 50 they have already banked.– Falcao concern –PSG are not playing until Sunday night which gives Monaco the opportunity to reduce that gap for 24 hours at least with victory at Montpellier on Saturday.Leonardo Jardim’s team resume league duties also having secured their ticket to the League Cup last four as goals from Thomas Lemar and Adama Diakhaby lifted them to a 2-1 defeat of Cote d’Azur rivals Nice on Tuesday.But they look set to be without their captain, Radamel Falcao, who is recovering from a thigh injury.“You have to be careful with a thigh because this sort of injury can quickly lead to six weeks off,” cautioned Jardim who may also be without Guido Carrillo.Multiple former champions Lyon host second from bottom Angers.Under performing Bordeaux meanwhile approach their trip to Troyes boosted by an unusual show of support.Jocelyn Gourvennec’s side, precariously placed one point above the relegation zone, trained on Friday watched by the club’s workforce who left their desks to give the team a much needed boost.Midfielder Jeremy Toulalan said: “It gave us pleasure because at the moment we aren’t getting a great deal of support.“I’ve been at quite a few clubs but this is the first time I’ve seen anything like that, it warms the heart.”Fixtures (all times GMT)FridayStrasbourg v Guingamp (1945)SaturdayRennes v Marseille (1600), Caen v Lille, Dijon v Metz, Montpellier v Monaco, Nice v Amiens, Troyes v Bordeaux (all 1900)SundaySaint-Etienne v Toulouse (1400), Lyon v Angers (1600), Nantes v Paris Saint-Germain (2000)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000(From L) Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa, Neymar and Thiago Silva, seen during a training session in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on December 4, 2017, on the eve of an UEFA Champions League match © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Jan 12 – Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain resume their relentless drive towards the French Ligue 1 title after the traditional three-week winter break at fifth-placed Nantes this weekend.PSG head to the Loire on the back of a 6-1 rout of Ligue 1 rivals Rennes in the French Cup and a 2-0 midweek defeat of Amiens to reach the League Cup semi-finals.
“If the boss has been told to cut 10 percent of staff, he probably wants some distance while he thinks it through,” Challenger said. Whether a worker tries to stay or jump ship, he or she should work at building bridges inside and outside the company. “This is not a time to hide under your desk,” Challenger said. “Make sure you have relationships in good shape up and down the company, that you have support, especially from the boss. … You want your defenders.” Meanwhile, start networking with professional organizations, community groups, alumni associations and the like, he said. “Take 10 percent of your time … to be more engaged in building relationships outside of work, because you may need them,” he said. Deborah DeCamp, regional director for Manpower Professional, a division of the Manpower Inc. employment service company in Milwaukee, suggests workers keep their resumes updated at all times – not just when a job situation looks shaky. “You don’t want to update it in a panic,” she said. “If you update it regularly, you won’t forget major projects, and it will better reflect the kind of person you are.” For those who want to try to stay with their current employers, she suggests steps to become more valuable. “Any opportunity you have to cross-train or work with other departments through a project is a good thing,” DeCamp said. That’s because the trend in recent years has been for companies to retain multiskilled people, for example a human resources manager who also can handle benefits. “Getting involved in projects where you draw expertise from several departments gives you the opportunity to gather more experience and it gives you a bigger picture, not only within your company but possibly within the industry,” DeCamp said. Workers who want to test the job market but don’t want word to get back to their current employers should probably avoid posting their resumes online. “Anytime you have your resume posted and your supervisor finds out, you’re going to have to explain yourself,” she said. A better strategy would be doing some research into a company that interests you and approach the hiring manager for a confidential chat, she said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STRATEGIES: Experts say you can make yourself more valuable to your employer or look to better your position elsewhere. By Eileen Alt Powell THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – In the fall, many companies take stock of how they’re doing on projects, sales targets and budgets; if the numbers aren’t agreeable, it could mean job cuts. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityWorkers may want to adopt strategies ahead of time, either to try to save their jobs or be prepared to find new ones. Studies by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an outplacement firm based in Chicago, have found there are more layoffs in the September-December period than any other time of the year. “Employers adjust staffing when they see how current-year projects have gone, and they adjust staffing in advance of next year’s budget,” said John A. Challenger, the firm’s CEO. “That means a worker has to be on his or her toes, especially if they’re seeing layoffs in other parts of their industry.” Another sign could be a boss who suddenly becomes more distant, Challenger said. Or a worker is passed over when it comes time to staff teams he or she was part of in the past.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.California Highway Patrol officers have been tight-lipped about the cause of the wreck, which also include a single car. Authorities have refused to identify the trucker whose rig hit the guardrail and came to a stop just south of the tunnel. He worked for Saia, Inc., a nationwide trucking company. Coroner’s investigators have declined to identify the dead, two men and boy, saying they were working to confirm their identities via dental records. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Friday’s 30-truck pileup and inferno that killed three people on the Golden State (5) Freeway may have been triggered by a trucker who lost control of his rig on wet pavement just past the tunnel-like underpass. The southbound big rig struck a guardrail — hurling its engine block into northbound lanes — and came to a stop about a third of a mile south of the tunnel just before 11 p.m., investigators close to the probe told. The mangled truck caught fire, and the spectacle apparently slowed traffic in both directions, with drivers steering around the burning truck and the debris for several minutes. Then, the chain-reaction collisions began in the 550-foot-long underpass.