Desiree Cheng puts some “fangs” in this kill as she rises to score past UP’s Maristela Layug (left) and Rose Cailing. —SHERWIN VARDELEONLa Salle’s killer instinct is slowly getting into deadly sharpness, mercilessly striking down a fumbling University of the Philippines, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19, Wednesday to claim the solo lead in the UAAP women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.The win was the Lady Spikers’ third straight dominating victory—with top rival Ateneo and heavyweight National University among those strewn in its wake—as they inched closer to the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We still have a lot to fix, and our lapses today we will try to correct in training,” said Pons in Filipino, after helping FEU score its sixth win in nine games.The Tigresses suffered their third straight loss for a 2-7 card.La Salle pounded UP with 15 aces that didn’t only translate into points but also effectively destroyed the scoring platform for the Lady Maroons, who failed to get decent first balls from gunners Diana Carlos and Isa Molde.Still, Carlos was able to collect 16 points, and Molde 10 for UP, which slumped to 3-6.“The coaches told us that here we need to develop the confidence we would need going into the coming game,” said Cheng. “Everything is about how we were motivated by the coaches and teammates and hard work in training.”ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next La Salle’s Desiree Cheng typified that take-no-prisoner assault with 14 points, including four aces.“That (killer instinct) is a big part of the game plan for us. Kelangan namin ng pangil sa palo (we need to have fangs in our spikes),” said Cheng, who also got ample help from Kim Kiana Dy (12 points).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFar Eastern University leaned on Bernadeth Pons to blast University of Santo Tomas in the second match, 25-21, 25-21, 25-23.Pons scored 15 points for the Lady Tamaraws, who hammered out a bounce-back win from a loss to Ateneo to bolster their morale and confidence in time for their looming match against La Salle. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Senate Defenders rule UNTV Cup LATEST STORIES The Lady Maroons grabbed a 9-5 lead in the third set but their momentum fizzled out as they fell into a rash of errors, committing a total of 21 (against La Salle’s 17). MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Heather Guino-o bumped FEU’s lead to 10-5 with an off-the-block kill before the Lady Tamaraws reached the 14-6 match point after the Lady Altas’ communication broke down.Cindy Imbo led Perpetual with 15 points while Jenny Gaviola and Jowie Versoza had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University eked out a five-set win over University of Perpetual Help, 25-15, 15-25, 22-25, 25-14, 15-6, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Tamaraws improved to a 4-1 record while the Lady Altas slipped to 1-4.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Tiu: Clarkson playing for PH in Asian Games ‘really a long shot’ to begin with Celine Domingo powered FEU’s charge with 18 points while Jeanette Villareal and Heather Guino-o provided the support with 11 and 10 points, respectively.FEU head coach George Pascua said he just gave his team a little nudge of motivation after falling into a 2-1 set disadvantage and finish off with strong performances in the final two sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I told them that they just needed to concentrate and focus on the task at hand so they can achieve what they want in the game,” said Pascua, who gave his substitutes vital minutes during the match.Lycha Ebon first gave the Lady Tamaraws a 6-3 lead in the fifth and that eventually became her team’s foundation throughout the set. View comments
Dear Editor,The Minister of Business said, at a private sector event, that earning US$300 million from Guyana’s oil annually is no chicken feed; and that the 2% royalty is decent, since the royalty earned on gold in the past eight years would amount to just one year of earnings from oil.I would not want to call the Business Minister disingenuous, as he was when he rightfully criticized the misleading comparisons between the Guyana Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) and the Ghana Oil Contract.The Business Minister cannot compare the royalty earned on gold with the profit and royalty earned from oil.For the Minister of Business to ignore the more than $2 billion in cost recovery and profit that ExxonMobil would be walking away with each year is to assume that the Minister is now singing for his supper.The Guyana Gold Board saw earnings from the precious metal last year at over of US$0.25 billion (US$250 million).This versus the projected US$300 million to be earned from the 2 per cent royalty together with profits earned on the 50/50 split—that is, providing oil prices stay at an average US$60 per barrel, and not tank to the US$30 per barrel as it had it recent years.Lower oil prices could very well mean that Guyana would earn little to nothing on royalty, while ExxonMobil secures all earnings to meet cost recovery.Industry experts have long concluded that safeguards against seemingly infinite cost recoveries being added by oil companies is also near impossible.Having decimated the economy by gobbling up the country’s foreign reserves, increasing national debt to staggering levels, together with the loss of hundreds of millions more in foreign currency from the sugar industry, the David Granger-led Administration has clearly run out of answers, or has been bought off.Its answer is to now employ the executives in the PSC to do its public relations bidding, and to say that all is well with the ExxonMobil contract.Why else would a Minister of Business tell business executives platitudes and respond selectively to outlandish media reports, instead of speaking to how the Government intends to safeguard contracts for the private sector out of the billions to be turned over for ‘cost oil’ and ExxonMobil’s daily operations? Gaskin wants you to believe that there is nothing ridiculous or lop-sided about this contract, and that if the business community buys into the propaganda and becomes distracted by the negativity, they are likely to prepare themselves for the transformation.From all appearances, the ExxonMobil PSA is a done deal—a song sung by ExxonMobil’s Kimberly Brasington, Minister Gaskin, and each of the PSC executive members speaking.There is money still to be made by the local private sector and Guyanese people. Oil exploration companies don’t by themselves do a lot of the actual work; that, instead, is contracted out and paid for using oil revenues, and is deducted as cost recovery.One would have expected the Business Minister to, for example, speak to the administration’s efforts at assisting private sector companies with support for training and raising certification standards to international levels; or support the University of Guyana for specialized O&G training; or perhaps set up a new school altogether in this regard.One would have expected the Business Minister to speak to the proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund—itself reducing the annual US$300 million available to the country in the year it is earned, since some has to be set aside.The PSC executives, in February last, would have held several high level forums and meetings with the executives of the top oil exploration companies currently operating, or looking to operate, in Guyana.One would have expected PSC Chairman Eddie Boyer to present a report of some collaborative effort in conducting some sort of gap analysis in the private sector, or regarding some special considerations for the local business community, given the newness of the sector and the record pace of its development.What the business community instead heard from its leader was a lamentation that Guyanese couldn’t afford to compete — an area that Gaskin could have shed some light on — and must instead look to partner with those already established in the business.Then again, it just could be a case of whoever pays the piper…, but no amount of wordplay by the Minister would hide the reality that Guyana has been handed the short end of the stick in a contract that a foreign interest demanded renegotiated.Peter Ramsaroop,Ph.D., MBAChairman, VisionGuyana (PoliticalAction Group)
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), with sponsorship of ArcelorMittal, will hold its Annual Awards Night and Dinner in Monrovia on Friday, May 16.Hundreds of journalists, media development partners, top government officials including Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzhongar Findley and other invited guests will grace the ceremonies at the Monrovia City Hall beginning at 6 p.m.The annual event, which is an extension of World Press Freedom Day celebration, recognizes and honors outstanding journalists and media institutions that perform above average over a one-year period.During Friday’s event journalists will receive fabulous prizes including international travel for development, economic and women rights reporting, among several others, as well as a grand prize for the journalist of the year.Other recognition will include radio and televisions stations, and newspaper of the year.“We are delighted in partnering with ArcelorMittal as a sponsor of this year’s Annual Awards Night and Dinner,” PUL President K Abdullai Kamara said. “This is the kind of worthy partnership we expect in helping to make journalism better in the country.”Kamara said high recognition is also given to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) which recently sponsored training for development journalism. “But beyond that, they are providing the prize for the Development Reporter of the Year.”Mr. Kamara noted that the UN Women will present the prize for the Women Right Reporter, while the West Africa Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) will provide the prize for the Business & Economic Reporter.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The start to the Wheatbelt Baseball League season has been a rough one so far for the Fort St. John Black Sox. Despite the early season stumbles the team was able to notch their first win of the year last weekend as they split a double header with Rycroft, and will be looking to build off of that this weekend in another double header against Grimshaw.The Sox will be in Grimshaw Saturday afternoon to swing the sticks with the Huskies. Grimshaw has struggled as well to start the year as they are still looking for the first win of the season.Player/coach Ryan Stickel said he hopes the momentum from the first win will carry over into Saturday, and notes the Sox need to be able to do their job when they’re up to bat.- Advertisement -“Hopefully we can take what we had last weekend all the positives from there and roll them into this next weekend. We had a short bench last weekend, I’m not sure how we’re going to look this weekend but hopefully everyone can keep that same attitude. Defensively we looked great so I think it’s just getting the hacks and making sure that we can make contact and drive in as many runs as we can.”The team will next be back at home on June 12 against the Rycroft Rage.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It was a weekend full of fun and excitement at the 2019 edition of Mower Mayhem.In its 6th year, on Saturday, the Mayhem featured the best in lawnmower action with the Mower Mayhem Cup, featuring four components such as the tractor pull, drag race, oval race, and cross-country.After competing in all four events, Derek Vogal was crowned the 2019 Mayhem Cup Champion, with Ryan Hoffort in second place, and Byron Westgate in third.- Advertisement -Also featured on both Saturday and Sunday, during intermissions, was the Peace Country Outlaw Mini Sprints.Then on Sunday, it was the opening day of the season for the first race of the Ford Maintenance Race Series.Classes for the Ford Maintenance Race Series included stock, junior stock, stock improved, pro-stock, and modified.Advertisement The next race at the Oval will be the second race of the Ford Maintenance Race Series on Saturday, June 1.For more information on upcoming races, you can visit the Mower Mayhem Racing Facebook page.Here are more results from Saturday and Sunday:May 18Mini Sprints1st Wyatt Graham2nd Carissa Elliott3rd Heather SummachMay 19Mini Sprints1st Wyatt Graham2nd Carissa Elliott3rd Colten BeaumontPowder Puff1st Kimberly Westgate2nd Tia Mucci3rd Krista LafoutainStock Improved1st Derek Vogal2nd Cale Hiebert3rd Jayden StaffordPro-Stock1st Jason Westgate2nd Alexandre Nadeau3rd Derek VogalModified1st Blaine Auston2nd Vince Esau3rd Blain Alexander
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said: “Neymar did not complete training and it’s not possible that he plays tomorrow.”The club are impatient for the transfer saga to reach a conclusion, one way or another.“It’s important to shape our future for everyone,” Neymar’s fellow Brazilian Leonardo told a press conference.“If he stays, he plays. If he leaves, he leaves. The quicker (we know) the better.”Real Madrid or a return to Barcelona are the most likely destinations for the world’s most expensive footballer, with Spanish media on Friday saying that Zinedine Zidane’s side will battle Barca for the 27-year-old’s signature.Sports newspaper AS claimed Neymar has been offered to Madrid by PSG, who are open to selling if they can either recoup the 222 million euros ($249 million) they spent on him in 2017 or receive half that amount with players included in the deal.Barcelona-based Mundo Deportivo says that he would prefer a move back to Catalonia to play alongside former teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.Neymar started the new season by angering the Qatari-backed club when he turned up one week late for training.The player’s camp maintained he had a prior agreement to stay away but that didn’t wash with his employers who threatened to take “appropriate action”.Off the pitch, Neymar was informed by a Brazilian judge on Friday that the rape case which has been hanging over the footballer for months had been dismissed due to insufficient evidence.Neymar had vehemently denied allegations he raped a Brazilian woman in a Paris hotel in May.– Courting controversy –The forward, whose time in France has been marked by injuries and controversies, has made a series of remarks that strained his relationship further with the club and sparked outrage on social media.Asked by an online sports channel about his best memory in football, he cited Barcelona’s incredible 2017 Champions League last-16 comeback against PSG when he inspired the Catalans to a 6-1 second-leg victory after a 4-0 first-leg defeat.Neymar was signed by PSG to bolster their hopes of a maiden Champions League title, but they have instead since lost twice in the last-16 phase — to Real Madrid and Manchester United.Neymar hobbling off the pitch in January with the injury that was to rule him out of the rest of PSG’s ill-fated Champions League campaign © AFP / FRANCK FIFEHe missed PSG’s last games in both Champions League campaigns through injury and twice courted controversy last season.Neymar insulted VAR officials on Instagram after the team’s humbling by United and received a three-match ban from UEFA, and then appeared to punch a Rennes fan after PSG’s shock French Cup final defeat.In total, he has scored 51 goals in 58 games for the capital side, winning two Ligue 1 titles and the 2018 French Cup and French League Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 22 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar at training on Saturday morning as PSG confirm transfer talks ‘more advanced than before’ © AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGETSAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France, Aug 10 – Paris Saint-Germain revealed on Saturday that Neymar transfer talks are “more advanced than before” after the Brazilian was dropped for the French champions’ opening Ligue 1 match.Sporting director Leonardo confirmed to reporters that the Brazilian was near the exit door but that PSG were “not yet ready to give their approval (to the transfer)” ahead of Sunday’s game against Nimes at the Parc des Princes.
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis has completed his move to Galatasaray, the Premier League club have announced.Galatasaray announced on their Twitter account on Tuesday night that official talks had began with Swansea to sign Gomis.The 12-times capped France forward posted a picture of himself on Instagram on an Istanbul-bound plane on Wednesday.He was later pictured on the official Galatasaray website draped in a club scarf, and and the deal was quickly concluded.“We can confirm that @BafGomis has joined @Galatasaray for an undisclosed fee,” Swansea said on their official Twitter account. “Good luck, Bafe!”Swansea are expected to receive around £2.5million for the 31-year-old, who joined them on a free transfer from Lyon in 2014.Gomis signed a four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, but had a limited impact during his time in south Wales after beginning his Swansea career as back-up to Wilfried Bony.After Bony’s departure to Manchester City in January 2015, Gomis established himself as Swansea’s main striker and scored 17 goals in 71 games.But he spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 club Marseille, where he scored 20 goals in 31 league games.Before leaving for Turkey, he posted a farewell to the club’s fans on Instagram, saying: “I had come with a very specific goal, to help the club qualify for Europe and score 20 goals, and this happened.“Today a page turns for me. I have made the choice to leave for a new experience, I leave with a heavy heart because I leave friends, brothers, a stadium, a city, a family, great men.”Swansea are set to replace Gomis by signing Chelsea’s England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan.Abraham spent last season at Bristol City – scoring 23 goals in the Sky Bet Championship – and Chelsea were keen for the 19-year-old to gain further loan experience in the Premier League.The deal should be formally completed following England U21’s departure from Euro 2017, where Abraham scored in normal time before missing a penalty in the semi-final shoot-out defeat to Germany.Swansea also hope to conclude the signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa for 13million Euros (£11.5m) in the next 48 hours.The 28-year-old central midfielder had a pass completion rate of 91.4 per cent last season, the fourth highest in LaLiga in the campaign just finished.Swansea have began clearing the decks for Mesa’s arrival by parting company with Franck Tabanou.The former France Under-21 defender joined from Ligue 1 club St Etienne in June 2015, but made only three appearances for Swansea, all in cup competitions.Swansea said they had reached a “compromise agreement” with Tabanou to end the remaining one year of his contract in order to help the 28-year-old find a new club. 1 Bafetimbi Gomis has left Swansea City
Lagan Harps FCOur ladies team suffered heartbreak when they lost 3-2 to Greencastle FC in the Ulster Ladies cup final.Trailing 2-0 they equalised in the final minute only to lose to an injury time goal. Scorers were Lauren Harper and Caroline Gallagher.They travel to Tipperary town on Sunday 28th September to face Tipperary Town in the WFAI Junior cup final.We also had an u/12 team competing in the blitz in Ballyare. Our schoolboys teams started their season on Saturday.Despite putting on a good performance our u/16’s eventually lost 3-0 to Raphoe Town. Our u/12’s beat Raphoe Town 1-0 with a late goal from Matthew Peoples. Next weekend our u/16’s play Drumkeen while our u/12’s facve Fintown Harps.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 8,10,11 and 18. Two people, Noeleen Parkinson and Micky Mc Grath, had three numbers and won e25 each.Congratulations and best wishes to Darren and Ami Boyle who got married over the weekend.SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES DEFEATED BY GREENCASTLE IN ULSTER CUP FINAL was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSport
4 silverware possible standings BEST OF REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Costa finishes off his rampage by spitting in Di Francesco’s face. Costa aims an elbow at Di Francesco Costa then headbutts his rival 4 4 But Costa is then sent off, thanks to some help from VAR as he spits directly in his rival’s face. Three horrible moments from the ex-Bayern Munich man, who could now face further sanctions from the Italian FA. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade highlights Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack As Khouma Babacar headed home in injury time, Costa was involved in an incident with Federico Di Francesco on the left flank.First Costa floored his opponent with a tackle before elbowing the Sassuolo star. ADVICE smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The Brazilian then headbutted Di Francesco but was only given a yellow card for his deeds. Latest Football News impact 4 Juventus star Douglas Costa had an afternoon to forget against Sassuolo. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Cristiano Ronaldo may have been the hero for Juventus but Douglas Costa’s disgusting spit has soured their victory over Sassuolo.Juve were 2-1 winners in Turin as Ronaldo’s double dispatched their opponents but the consolation goal inspired plenty of drama.