Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City “Our character is really that strong.”Santiago finished with 19 points to lead NU while Aiko Urdas had 10.Rondina was the game’s top scorer with 25 points for UST while Carla Sandoval added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments After Cherry Rondina tied the fourth set at 25-25, Audrey Paran unwittingly gave UST the 26-25 set point after her hit went out.Jaja Santiago then, went to work for NU finishing a through-the-block kill for the 26-26 tie, and Risa Sato scored a block off Rondina’s attempt.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 folkSantiago said it was her team’s character that helped them keep UST at bay.“The grit, the trust with each other, I saw that in this game,” said Santiago. “Those two traits are what I like about our team and when I say that I won’t let them lose they will follow, like a domino effect.” 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate after downing University of Santo Tomas in four sets, 25-19, 14-25, 25-19, 28-26, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The league-leading Lady Bulldogs improved to a perfect 5-0 while the Golden Tigresses dropped to 2-3.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Valdez judges fitness contest; Villanueva, AVO impress Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed
The Government is reviewing an ‘Oil and Gas Master Plan’ for Guyana developed and submitted by Mitsubishi Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation, in collaboration with the Government of Japan.Key objectives of this plan are: the development of Guyana’s domestic oil industry; creation of a balance in the domestic usage and exportation of products from indigenous oil and gas; harmonisation of the industry in keeping with Guyana’s ‘green’ development agenda; and quantifying the economic feasibility of the plans.The report was presented on Friday to President David Granger at a meeting at State House. Present at that meeting were Foreign Affairs Minister CarlPresident David Granger with Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation executives during a meeting at State House on FridayGreenidge, who is also performing the duties of Prime Minister; and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman. The delegation from Japan was headed by Takeo Suzuki, acting Head of the Strategic Business Planning Section of the Chiyoda Corporation.Following that engagement, Minister Greenidge, in an invited comment, said Government will carefully review the proposal, so that a decision can be made on the way forward.The Government of Japan is funding the technical work, which also includes the creation of a roadmap towards balancing Guyana’s oil and gas future with its ‘green’ development agenda.
Make-up artiste Lolita Callendar was on Monday granted bail after she appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court to answer an assault charge.She denied assaulting Malika Holder and therefore pled not guilty to the charge.Lolita Callendar“Lola” as she is popularly known was granted bail in the sum of $30, 000.However, she was taken back into custody by the Police who are still probing an allegation that she harboured her Guyanese American fugitive boyfriend, Troy Thomas.Police related that it is likely that she could face additional charges in that respect today.She was arrested early Wednesday morning along with her boyfriend during a Police operation at the man’s Lilliendaal home.
…cutlass, knife found in his possessionOne man is now in the lock-ups after being caught with a cutlass and a knife in his possession at New Market Street, Georgetown, along with articles that were stolen from a motorcar that had been parked a short distance away from where he was arrested.Reports are that the man was arrested shortly after noon on Sunday while he was pushing a wheelchair through the streets of Georgetown.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division A, Edgar Thomas confirmed that the man is in Police custody after a police patrol in the New Market Street area observed him with the weapons.“He had a cutlass and a knife and was actually involved in stealing some articles from motorcar at Thomas and Lamaha streets, the vehicle was parked there and he was arrested not too far away. He was arrested and found with a cutlass and a kitchen knife.”It is believed that the suspect would have previously used the wheelchair under the pretence of being differently-abled to solicit funds and items from passersby in various areas.According to the Commander, there is a possibility that he could have pretended to have been injured or suffering from a disability as his modus operandi (MO) in executing crimes.However, at this point, investigators are currently investigating the matter of the motor vehicle which was broken into, and items stolen along Thomas and Lamaha Streets.
A fuel dealer and his reputed wife were found dead with gunshot wounds to their heads by one of their employees.Dead are 36-year-old Munishwar Ramkellawan, a businessman of Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and his reputed Venezuelan wife, 26-year-old Marianny Martinez.Reports are that the couple had been involved in a common-law relationship for some years now and operated a fuel business from their residence along the Eteringbang Landing.According to eyewitnesses, on Thursday at about 15:00h, Ramkellawan and Martinez were seen imbibing alcoholic beverages at their residence, and this continued into the wee hours of Friday morning.This publication was told that after some hours of imbibing, persons observed the man and woman engaged in a heated argument. This newspaper was told that the argument lasted for some time before the couple eventually retreated to the inside of their home together. Reports are shortly after the duo had entered their residence, persons in the area heard two loud noises, which sounded like gunshots, but could not ascertain from which direction it emanated.However, it was not until late Friday at about 17:50h that Ramkellawan and Martinez were discovered lifeless in their home lying next to each other by an employee.Meanwhile, the police have since said that the bodies of Ramkellawan and Martinez were found in their bed.Ramkellawan was discovered bearing a single suspected gunshot wound to the right side of his head while his wife bore a single suspected wound to the left side of her head.Additionally, a 9mm Taurus pistol along with eight live rounds were found on the bed between their two bodies and two spent shells were discovered in the room.According to the police, they are treating the matter as a murder/suicide as the probe continues.
Don Lugo 56, Nogales 54 Samantha Bowles scored 16 points and was 8-for-8 at the free throw line as the Conquistadores (13-12) defeated the 15th-seeded Nobles to advance to the second round for the first time since 2001. Sophomore Melanie Fagaly scored 10 points and was 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. DIVISION II-AA Claremont 68, Temple City 57 Cara Sehreinber scored 11 points for Barstow. DIVISION III-A Brandi Brown scored 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Wolfpack (14-13) defeated the Rams in the first round of the playoffs. Hailey Beck added 14 points and dished seven assists – all to Brown – for Claremont, which plays Saturday at Norco. Upland 55, Culver City 39 Tamesha Jackson hit five 3-pointers and scored 29 points to help host Upland advance out of the wild-card round. Destiny Berger added 13 points for the Highlanders (16-13), who play Saturday at Edison. Latijera Avery led Culver City (12-14) with 17 points. DIVISION IV-A Upland Christian 74, Antelope Valley Christian 27 Jaime Polk scored 22 points and Jennyanna Jefferson had 12 points and 10 assists to lead the Eagles (18-3). Destinee Duncan add 17 points for Upland Christian, which jumped out to a 26-10 lead first-quarter lead and never looked back. Mesa Grande 52, L.A. Price 19 Junior Carla Bartlett scored 23 points in a first-round rout over visiting Price. She added five assists and four steals for Mesa Grande (21-5), which faces Saddleback Valley Christian on Saturday. Sophomore Megan Williams had 17 rebounds and 10 points and teammate Alyse Schwerdt added 14 rebounds. DIVISION V-A Calvary Baptist 51, Nuview Bridge 21 Mary Valdivia scored 20 points with 13 steals as the Cougars (14-5) defeated the Eagles to reach the second round for the first time in more than a decade. Nikole Logue added 21 points with 16 rebounds for Calvary Baptist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lute Seluini scored 14 points with six rebounds and six assists as Chaffey defeated Barstow, 59-36 in CIF-Southern Section DivisionIII-A girls basketball first-round play Thursday. Losa Akauola added six points and 12 rebounds for Chaffey (20-6).
Michel, a former France football coach, led Les Bleus to the 1984 Olympic title.“Henri Michel, a colossus of French football, left us this morning,” the UNFP wrote on Twitter, adding their “sincere condolences to his family and friends”.Former Harambee Stars head coach was appointed the national football team boss in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUBorn in Aix-en-Provence, Michel played in midfield for Nantes and earned 58 international caps between 1967 and 1980. He was a three-time winner of the French league title.He took over France’s Olympic men’s squad in 1982, guiding them to the ’84 gold medal in Los Angeles where they beat Brazil in the final.Michel then took over a France team containing Michel Platini which had just won the European Championships under the management of Michel Hidalgo.“What terrible news,” Hidalgo said after being informed of Michel’s death by AFP.“I knew he’d had healthy problems but I hadn’t realised how serious they were.Michel’s last post was a stay of a few months with Kenya in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“He was a great friend, a true professional, a great guy in every respect.”Under Michel, France made it through to the 1986 World Cup semi-finals where they lost 2-0 to West Germany.Michel’s time at the helm came to an unhappy end when his team failed to qualify for Euro 1988 and then drew 1-1 with modest Cyprus in a 1990 World Cup qualifier.Following his time with France, Michel had a brief spell as coach of Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the 1990s, before managing a host of African teams, going to three further World Cups with Cameroon (1994), Morocco (1998) and Ivory Coast (2006).His last post was a stay of a few months with Kenya in 2012.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Harambee Stars head coach Henri Michel in action when coaching the national football team in 2012. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUPARIS, France, Apr 24 – Former Harambee Stars head coach Henri Michel has died at the age of 70, the French footballers’ union (UNFP) announced on Tuesday.Michel was appointed the Kenya football team head coach in August 29, 2012 but only lasted for three months after being sacked by the then Football Kenya Federation boss Sam Nyamweya.
0Shares0000Novak Djokovic is a four-time Italian Open winner © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, May 18 – World number one Novak Djokovic saved two match points against former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro to advance to the semi-finals of the Italian Open in a three-set Roman thriller on Friday as defending champion Rafael Nadal swept through without dropping a set.But Swiss star Roger Federer and women’s world number one Naomi Osaka both pulled out injured from the last warm-up tournament before the French Open starting in just over a week. Djokovic saved match points in the second set tie-break before winning through 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4, sealing victory with an ace on his first match point after a three-hour battle.“I had luck in the decisive moments in the second set tiebreak,” said the 31-year-old.“Towards the end of the first set he just started hitting the ball really well from both corners.“Also backhand side, backhand down the line. He was playing really well. Gave me a lot of trouble. But I never lost faith,” the four-time Rome winner said.“I’m just really pleased to overcome.”Del Potro had pulled out of Indian Wells and Miami with a knee injury, but matched Madrid Open winner Nadal shot for shot, wrapping up the first set 6-4 in just over an hour.The world number nine received treatment on a bloodied big toe after Djokovic levelled one-set all.But he kept up the pressure with Djokovic again needing to save three break points on his serve in the fourth game of the final set before breaking for 3-2 as the momentum swung his way.The 15-time Grand Slam winner next plays Argentine Diego Schwartzman, who eliminated Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2.– Nadal, Tsitsipas rematch –Eight-time Rome champion Nadal eased through 6-4, 6-0 against fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco to set up a rematch with Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the final.Tsitsipas advanced after Federer — returning to clay after a two-year absence — retired with a right leg injury before their game.For 32-year-old Nadal it is his fourth straight semi-final on clay this season, but he has not managed to go further before his bid for a 12th French Open title at Roland Garros.Nadal will face Tsitsipas in the Rome semi-finals © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTETsitsipas stunned Nadal in last week’s Madrid Open semi-finals before falling to Djokovic, but lost to the Spaniard in the Australian Open semis earlier this year.“After a lot of years here, I know what happened last week, and I’m going to try to do it better tomorrow,” said 17-time Grand Slam winner Nadal.Reigning US and Australian Open champion Osaka withdrew with a stiff right hand giving Madrid Open winner Kiki Bertens a ticket to the semi-final.“I woke up this morning and I couldn’t really move my thumb,” the 21-year-old said.“I’m not mad, but between sad and disappointed,” added Osaka, who still hopes to compete at Roland Garros.Sixth seed Bertens now goes through to meet Britain’s Johanna Konta, who battled past Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.– Raging Pliskova returns –Federer, a quarter-finalist in Madrid, was playing in the Italian capital to prepare for his return to the French Open for the first time since 2015.“I am not 100 percent physically and after consultation with my team, it was determined that I not play,” he said.Naomi Osaka pulled out of Italian Open with a hand injury © AFP / Tiziana FABIThe 20-time Grand Slam champion had been on court for nearly four hours on Thursday, saving two match points to win through in three sets against Borna Coric after earlier easing to a straight sets win over Portugal’s Joao Sousa.The former world number one had been a late addition to the Rome tournament as he sought clay-court practice ahead of his bid to add to his lone French Open title from 2009.In a battle between former women’s world number ones, Karolina Pliskova won through against Victoria Azarenka 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 6-2.The Czech fourth seed next plays Maria Sakkari of Greece who also needed three sets to get past France’s Kristina Mladenovic 5-7, 6-3, 6-0.Pliskova and Sakkari last met in the second round at the Foro Italico when the Czech, furious at a line call, smashed a hole in the umpire’s chair after losing in three sets.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“Rangers is deeply saddened to announce that former player Fernando Ricksen passed away this morning following his battle with motor neurone disease,” the Scottish club said on their official website.“Fernando spent six trophy-laden seasons at Ibrox, having initially joined a number of other Dutch players under manager Dick Advocaat in the summer of 2000.”Rangers manager Steven Gerrard paid his respects and called on his team to produce a tribute victory against Feyenoord in the Europa League on Thursday.“On behalf of the club I would like to pay tribute. He was a fantastic player who had a decorated career,” Gerrard said.“I was lucky enough to meet him a couple of times, recently as well when you could see that he was in pain and suffering but you could see the fight he was still putting up with.“I’m sure there will be a lot of emotions in the stadium tomorrow and I think Fernando deserves that. I’m sure both sets of supporters will pay their respects.“We ask the supporters to get right behind the team because I think it would be a nice tribute to him if we can put in a good performance and try to get maximum points.“We’d certainly dedicate it to him and his family.”Ricksen, who won 12 caps for the Netherlands and was signed by Rangers from AZ Alkmaar for £3.75 million ($4.7m) in 2000, raised awareness and funds to help other sufferers of motor neurone disease through the Fernando Ricksen Foundation.A benefit match for the Dutchman, held at Ibrox in January 2015, drew more than 41,000 fans and raised £320,000 with the proceeds split between Fernando, his daughter Isabella, MND Scotland and the Rangers Charity Foundation.Ricksen left Rangers to join Zenit St Petersburg on a permanent deal in 2007 before returning to the Netherlands to join Fortuna Sittard.Peter Lovenkrands, who also joined Rangers in 2000 and spent six years with the Scottish club, paid tribute to his former teammate on social media.The 39-year-old posted on Instagram: “You looked after me when we signed at Rangers together, taking me back and forward to training because I didn’t have a car, great memories on and off the pitch!“A true warrior and leader on the pitch! You’ll be truly missed. RIP my friend.”Fortuna, currently second bottom in Eredivisie, and Zenit, second in the Russian top flight, both paid tribute on Twitter.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fernando Ricksen (centre) pictured during his time at Scottish Premiership club Rangers © ANP/AFP/File / OLAF KRAAKLondon, United Kingdom, Sep 18 – Former Netherlands and Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at the age of 43 following a battle with motor neurone disease, the Scottish Premiership club announced on Wednesday.Ricksen, who spent six years at Rangers until 2006, announced he was suffering from the disease in October 2013.
Porto have no intention of selling Yacine Brahimi to Crystal Palace, claim reports in Portugal.The Eagles have made signing a striker their top priority during the January transfer window, with Alan Pardew’s side struggling for goals in recent weeks.According to A Bola, the south London club have been in contact with Porto regarding Brahimi’s availability but talks between the two parties have stalled.Brahimi has scored a modest six goals in 24 appearances this term but his performances have done enough to convince Palace he is capable of playing in the Premier League.But Porto see the Algerian international as a key member of their squad and are playing hard ball with Palace over a potential deal. 1 Yacine Brahimi