Perkins perfect fit for Fuel Masters

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “I really feel that we picked the right guy,” he said. “He’s playing like he’s not a rookie and he really has a PBA body.”The 25-year-old Perkins is listed at 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds. During his time in the UAAP, he was a handful on the low block with his ability to post up and hit the outside shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerkins showed it on Tuesday against Alaska where he finished with nine points and two rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.Alas feels Perkins still has a lot of room for improvement. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jason Perkins listens to coach Louie Alas in the Phoenix’s first practice session on Monday. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netPhoenix head coach Louie Alas is convinced rookie Jason Perkins is a perfect fit for the Fuel Masters.Perkins was the fourth overall pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft and as early as the preseason, Alas is impressed with the former La Salle standout.ADVERTISEMENT Issues from last year’s championship hampered La Salle, says Ayo LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny “The thing he needs to do is to bring his energy level up because with my system, we play high-energy on defense and if he is playing major minutes, he needs to have extra energy.”Perkins is not the only addition to Phoenix in the offseason.The Fuel Masters also landed LA Revilla and Justine Chua, whom Alas said would play a big role right away.“Revilla is a big help to the team and also Perkins and Justine Chua. They’re really a major part of our rotation.ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READlast_img read more

2 officials convicted at FIFA trial; 3rd awaits verdict

first_imgOne witness described that listed bribes for Napout, including an entry for Paul McCartney concert tickets worth more than $10,000. After the defense questioned whether the concert actually took place, the government called Kevin Jonas to testify that he attended the show as a spectator.Another cooperator, Brazilian businessman Jose Hawilla, agreed to wear a wire for the FBI to make recordings played at the trial.One included a conversation he had with Marin in 2014 in which prosecutors say the defendant negotiated a bribe by saying, “It’s about time to have it coming my way. True or not?”Hawilla responded: “Of course. That money had to be given to you.”Burga got some unwanted attention early in the trial when prosecutors claimed he unnerved Burzaco by directing a threatening gesture at him — running his fingers across his throat in a slicing motion. The lawyer claimed his client was merely scratching his throat, but the judge took the incident seriously enough to tighten Burga’s house arrest conditions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Marin, Burga and Napout had been arrested in 2015. Prosecutors accused them of agreeing to take millions of dollars in bribes from businessmen seeking to lock up lucrative media rights or influence hosting rights for the World Cup and other major tournaments controlled by FIFA.The three were among more than 40 people and entities in the world of global soccer who faced criminal charges in the U.S. in connection with what prosecutors said were schemes involving hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Many of the other defendants pleaded guilty.Their trial ended up being colored by odd twists: an unproven accusation that Burga threatened a witness; a juror booted for sleeping through testimony; word from Buenos Aires that an Argentine lawyer had killed himself there hours after being named at the trial as a bribe-taker; and the surprise testimony of a former member of the Jonas Brothers, an American pop rock band.The government’s star witness, a former marketing executive from Argentina, Alejandro Burzaco, testified that he and his company arranged to pay $160 million in bribes over the course of several years. Some of the money was demanded by a FIFA official in exchange for helping rig a vote that gave Qatar hosting rights for the World Cup in 2022, he said.“You’ve seen a lot of paper, some of it quite complex,” Nitze said in closing arguments. “There are cases that present mysteries to be solved — whodunits. This is not one of them.”Prosecutors said that driven by greed, Burga took $4.4 million in bribes, Marin took $6.6 million and Napout collected $10.5 million.The defense argued that the men were innocent bystanders framed by Burzaco and other untrustworthy cooperators angling for leniency in their own cases. Napout’s lawyer told jurors the prosecution had failed to produce records of wire transfers or large bank deposits that could prove he was receiving piles of bribe money.“They say cash is king, but where did it go?” said the attorney, John Pappalardo. “There was not one penny they could trace to Juan.”Marin’s lawyer called his client a clueless figurehead, saying the person making the real decisions was Marco Polo del Nero, the head of Brazil’s soccer federation. Del Nero is charged in the U.S. case but hasn’t been extradited from Brazil. FIFA suspended him from the sport Friday.Burga’s lawyers zeroed in on evidence that ledgers by sports-marketing officials showed he hadn’t received the cash. Prosecutors said Burga, aware he was under investigation in Peru, told bribe-payers to hold onto his money and pay him later. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Russia loses 2 more Olympic silver medals because of doping Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In these file photo, three former South American soccer officials, from left, Manuel Burga, of Peru; Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil; and Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes, are shown outside federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The three are among the more than 40 soccer officials, businessmen and entities charged in a scandal that’s shaken FIFA, soccer’s governing body. APNEW YORK — Two former South American soccer officials were convicted Friday (Saturday Manila time) of corruption charges at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal, while deliberations will continue next week for a third official.A federal jury in New York deliberated a week before reaching the partial verdict.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Afterward, their lawyers said they were disappointed by the verdict.“We’re going to continue fighting to absolve Mr. Napout,” said defense attorney Silvia Pinera.Burga, 60, remained free on bail and was to return to court on Tuesday for further jury deliberations. His lawyer, Bruce Udolf, said his client was hopeful that the jury would clear him.World soccer’s governing body said it is will seek compensation and a share of the cash.FIFA said in a statement to The Associated Press that “as the jury has found a number of defendants guilty of the charged crimes, FIFA will now take all necessary steps to seek restitution and recover any losses caused by their misconduct.”ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 Jose Maria Marin and Juan Angel Napout, were found guilty of the top count they faced, racketeering conspiracy. Marin, the former president of Brazil’s soccer federation, and Napout, formerly president of Paraguay’s soccer federation and of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL, also were convicted of wire fraud conspiracy.But Napout was acquitted of money laundering conspiracy. And Marin was convicted on money laundering conspiracy charges, but acquitted of one charge of money laundering conspiracy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJurors remained undecided about the single racketeering charge against Manuel Burga, the former president of Peru’s soccer federation.U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen immediately jailed Marin, 85, and Napout, 59, after prosecutors argued that they had the connections and the wealth to flee the U.S. to avoid prison terms she said could be more than 10 years on the racketeering charge alone. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pouderoyen man slapped with larceny charge

first_imgA father of two was placed on ,000 bail when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday to answer to a simple larceny charge.It is alleged that Kevin Polly, 29, of Lot 55 Phoenix Park, Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, entered the premises at Lot 1 Samaroo Dam, Pouderoyen, and stole one bicycle valued ,000, property of Annette Merchant, on July 7.Polly, who is a horse-cart operator, pleaded not guilty to the offence. The court also heard that the defendant was previously before the court, but those charges were dismissed.last_img

Beach Workers Storm Finance Ministry

first_imgHundreds of beach workers who were hired to keep Monrovia’s beaches clean, yesterday gathered in front of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) to demand eight months wage arrears.The workers also threatened to take their protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the current office of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as part of their options to ensure that the government settles their salary arrears.According to spokesperson Edwin Kanneh, the beach workers have complained to the United States Embassy. They have also petitioned members of the Legislature and held a personal conversation with President Sirleaf and House Speaker J. Alex Tyler as well as other top government officials.Their situation, Mr. Kanneh said, has remained the same without any positive sign as to when their arrears would be paid.“The group includes about 1,900 people from the slum communities of West Point, New Kru Town, Fish Market, and ELWA Community,” he said.They were hired by the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) to ensure that all beaches around Monrovia are kept clean.“We ensured that during the outbreak of Ebola, there were no cholera and diarrhea outbreaks in the country and if we cannot be rewarded, we must at least receive our arrears,” Mr. Kanneh stated“We are Liberians. Why will Minister Amara Konneh continue to have us treated like this? He makes a fabulous salary which has never been delayed. Why will he make us to work like slaves without our just benefits? We need our money,” Mr. Kanneh demanded.According to him, some Liberians believe that they are more important than their fellow compatriots. As such, they don’t prioritize what affects the interest of ordinary people.Based on his perception, he vowed that his group will continue a “peaceful protest” until their arrears are paid.He appealed to the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) to intervene by making the money available to pay them as they continue to work to maintain cleaner beaches in Monrovia.“We are involved in cleaning our beaches and also protecting them from illegal mining, but we believe that government has taken this project as a political tool,” Kanneh said.Kanneh claimed that there is what he described as “reliable information” that they might not receive their arrears because they did not vote for a particular candidate during the recent senatorial elections.He told reporters that they were going through many difficulties on the job even during the Ebola outbreak in the country. But they have always tried to ensure that there was no cholera outbreak.“The money in question would help us take care of our families, our rents, our health and also pay our children’s school fees.”Meanwhile, the communications director at the MFDP, Abraham Warity, told reporters that the Ministry has agreed to pay the workers beginning Friday, May 29.“The Ministry will pay them the first five months and the remaining three months will be negotiated,” he explained. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Youth are learning from elders in Nenan event

first_imgNess says the Nenan chose to organize this event because youth needed a way to communicate with elders and learn traditional methods and ways of learning that have to be passed down from elders.The events are currently running until Wednesday at the Bear Flats Campground beside the Peace River.For more information on the event, people can contact 250-787-2151. The Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Child and Family Services are hosting their second annual youth and elders gathering.The gathering is organized to celebrate cultural teachings, traditional practices and ceremonies passed between elders and youth.Activities will include a performance by the Doig River Drummers, workshops for drum making and beading, youth leadership development activities, a talent show called “Bear Flats idol” and an a look at some of the known archaeological sites.- Advertisement -The organization is working with the Ministry of Children and Family Development to develop a “new community-based child and family service system.”The Minister of Children and Family Development, Mary Polack will be attending the event, Tuesday.Erica Ness, a financial clerk with the Nenan, says the minister will be learning traditional languages and games, including a hand game, called Pugasee.Advertisementlast_img read more

New Liverpool signing Shaqiri criticised by former Stoke team-mate

first_img“But, listen, he’s gone now. We move on and we look to the future. The future for us at the moment is in the Championship.”Sports Breakfast guest co-host Simon Jordan was also not impressed by Shaqiri during Stoke’s disastrous campaign. Liverpool new boy Xherdan Shaqiri has been slammed by former Stoke City team-mate Charlie Adam, who says the Swiss winger went missing for the Potters last season as they were relegated from the Premier League.The Reds confirmed the signing of the 26-year-old Switzerland international forward last week in a £13million deal.He arrives at Anfield having scored 15 goals in 84 league appearances during his three-year stay at Stoke, following spells at Bayern Munich and Inter Milan. 2 “We’ve only lost Shaqiri from last season, so we’ll look on paper as one of the best teams, but if we don’t apply ourselves it will be a tough and a long season for everybody.“We need to start well and no tougher place than Leeds United on the first day of the season.”Listen back to Charlie Adam on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! Our new signing in our new (third kit) colours. 🔥🔥🔥— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 14, 2018It’s seen as a decent signing for the Reds and one which boosts Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options, but former Liverpool midfielder Adam has blasted Shaqiri’s indiscipline.He says the Swiss star was one of the ‘so-called big players’ who ‘got away with murder’ at the Bet365 Stadium last season – as they didn’t perform at their best when the club needed them.Speaking on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Adam said: “Was he one of them? Oh, definitely.“When the chips are down you look at your big players, you want your big players to bring magic in one moment in the season, and it times we felt like the so-called big players in the squad never turned up for us and never performed.“Yeah, everybody else could help, but for all the plaudits to so-called bigger players we getting from certain members of the management staff last season – they weren’t producing. “He was a slob last season!” 👀@SJOpinion10 explains why he has been left baffled by the “curious” transfer of @XS_11official to #LFC…— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) July 19, 2018Adam added that Stoke, under new manager Gary Rowett, are determined to seal an immediate return to the top flight this season.The Potters finished 19th place in the Premier League last season – with a defeat to Crystal Palace in their penultimate game of the season confirming their relegation.But the Scot is hopeful he can help lead the club to the Championship title.“Our aim is to win the league,” he added.“We’re expected to win it, simple as that. As one of the teams to be relegated from the Premier League, we’ll be big favourites. Charlie Adam is aiming to take Stoke straight back to the Premier League Shaqiri has sealed a return to the Premier League with Liverpool, having suffered relegation with Stoke last term 2last_img read more

How Aguero compares to Salah, Henry and Kane for minutes-to-goal

first_img 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware Three Premier League titles, three League Cups and a two-time Manchester City player of the year. It’s hard to argue against Sergio Aguero being called the club’s greatest ever player.Older supporters will remind you of Colin Bell, the man with a stand at the Etihad named in his honour, and legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann but all City’s recent success has much to do with the top scoring striker. REVEALED REVEALED Most popular Premier League news no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img Aguero broke City’s goal scoring record in November 2017 when he scored against Napoli Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star shining gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense His goal in the 4-2 win away at Napoli in November was his 178th for City and saw him overtake Eric Brook to become the club’s undisputed goal king. Brook’s record had stood for 78 years.Alan Shearer, the Premier League’s greatest scorer with 260 goals said: “[Aguero] is the best foreign player to ever play in the Premier League – a great centre-forward with no weaknesses.”Since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011, his scoring rate is phenomenal and City have successfully persuaded him to extend his contract by a year, so ahead of his 300th game for the club, looks at how he compares with other top flight strikers like Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Tottenham ace Harry Kane and Arsenal icon Thierry Henry, for minutes-to-goals. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REAL DEAL deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more


first_imgRYANAIR’S geography department is getting loads of negative vibes today – after placing airports in the wrong locations.Online social media comments are even suggesting that’s why its flights are always delayed!City of Derry airport is somewhere near Pettigo – and Dublin airport has been placed nearer Dundalk! Manchester has been re-located to the Lake District while both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are close to Dundee!The map is actually inside the latest edition of the budget airline’s own magazine ‘Let’s Go’.Derry is the only airport placed in another jurisdiction!A Ryanair spokesman blamed the lack of space in the magazine for the error. “We fly to so many airports – 189 across Europe – we can barely fit them on the same page, never mind the same map,” he said. RYANAIR MOCKED FOR MAP WHICH PLACES DERRY IN SOUTH DONEGAL! was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derrydonegalryanairlast_img read more

Naomh Colmcille accept loss of home games, club confirms

first_imgNaomh Colmcille have confirmed they will not be appealing the verdict of the Donegal Hearings Committee, who ruled that they forego home advantage in their adult games for the next 12 weeks.Last Tuesday, Naomh Colmcille members met with the Hearings Committee in Ballybofey to contest a proposed eight-week club suspension that was put forward by the Donegal GAA Management Committee.Naomh Colmcille was charged with staging ‘an unauthorised tournament’ at Pairc Colmcille in February. The club expressed ‘regret’ at being charged with any rule breach. A fundraising tournament – organised by an external committee – was held in aid of Paul Dillon, a former player and coach at the club, who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.Paul Dillon. (North West Newspix)While the Management Committee’s hands were tied and bound by the terms of the Official Guide, the Hearings Committee has plenary powers in determining sanctions.The Hearings Committee, while agreeing that Naomh Colmcille were in breach of rules 5.1 (a) and 6.40, sanctioned the club with the loss of its home adult games for the next 12 weeks – a total of five games – and issued a fine of €500.In a statement issued this morning, Naomh Colmcille said: “Regarding the sanctions imposed against CLG Naomh Colmcille by the Hearings Committee following the alleged Breaches of Rules 5.1(a) and 6.40;“The committee of CLG Naomh Colmcille wishes to indicate that it accepts both the findings of the Hearing Committee and the sanctions imposed against the club.“The committee of CLG Naomh Colmcille would like to express its regret that it was deemed necessary for the club to be charged with a breach of the said rules as it was never the intention to contravene any rules of the Association.“In the interests of the club and the Dillon family we now wish to move forward and we consider this matter to be closed. We therefore will not be making any further comment.” Advertisement Naomh Colmcille accept loss of home games, club confirms was last modified: May 8th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal GAA Management CommitteeDonegal Hearings CommitteeMotor Neurone DiseaseNaomh ColmcillePaul Dillonlast_img read more

Some Exoplanets May Be Exostars

first_imgA brown dwarf was measured with more precision, and was found to be more massive than expected.  Robert Roy Britt in says this may call into question some of the discoveries of bodies orbiting other stars that were assumed to be planets.  I. Neill Reid,1 writing in Nature where the measurement was announced,2 explained the implications:Clearly, this is only one datum point, for one particular age and one particular mass.  Nonetheless, there are wide potential ramifications.  If this is a fair reflection of the theoretical models, then analyses of the luminosity distribution of low-mass stars and brown dwarfs in young clusters may be systematically underestimating their masses.  In consequence, the turnover in the mass function would be exaggerated (that is, there would be more brown dwarfs than currently estimated), but a lower-mass cut-off might lie at higher masses, because the supposed objects of 1-2 Jupiter masses might in fact exceed 15�20 Jupiter masses (0.015�0.02 solar masses).   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)See also the report on EurekAlert.1I. Neill Reid, “Astronomy: Weighing the baby,” Nature 433, 207 – 208 (20 January 2005); doi:10.1038/433207a.2Close et al., “A dynamical calibration of the mass-luminosity relation at very low stellar masses and young ages,” Nature 433, 286 – 289 (20 January 2005); doi:10.1038/nature03225.There could well be planets around other stars, but it’s one thing to find an exoplanet.  It’s another thing to find a privileged exoplanet.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more