Tough Suzuki Cup draw for Azkals

Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC While the powerhouse Thais are expected to advance from the group, the second spot will be a tossup between the Azkals, Singaporeans and Indonesians.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Batang Pier pin 4th straight loss on Elite Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ The Philippines’ road to redemption in the 2018 Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup in November will have the Azkals going through practically the same teams that denied them of a semifinal spot two years ago.Following the draw held in Jakarta last Wednesday, the Azkals landed in Group B with defending champion Thailand, 2016 finalist Indonesia and four-time champion Singapore and the winner of the playoff between Brunei and Timor Leste.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES With the exception of Brunei and Timor, the three teams were also in the same group as the Azkals, who failed to make the knockout stage when the tournament was held in Bulacan in 2016.“As long as we get our preparation right this time, I think we are capable of doing well in this tournament,” said Azkals manager Dan Palami. “It’s not the easiest group, but we have to see this as an opportunity to improve especially with the Asian Cup in January 2019.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe biennial tournament has been expanded to 10 teams divided into two groups.Unlike the previous format where two countries host the group stage, each nation will now host two matches with two other games played away. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. read more

NBTC: Kai Sotto, Ateneo dodge upset, withstand Lyceum-Cavite

first_imgJohn Barba led the Junior Pirates with 18 points and five rebounds while Guadana had 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.No. 26 Sta. Clarita International School-Iloilo was the lowest-ranked team to advance to the Supreme 16 after it beat Cebu’s Uniersity of San Jose-Recoletos, 89-75.Steven Tono and Wilmer Dalumpines combined for 19 points in the fourth quarter where Sta. Clarita outscored the Jaguars, 28-10.Fourth-seed San Beda leaned on Rhayyan Amsali and Tony Ynot to beat 29th seed Holy Trinity-Gen Santos to also secure a spot in the Supreme 16.Amsali tallied 19 points, four rebounds, and two steals in just 16 minutes of action while Ynot finished with 15 points.ADVERTISEMENT Forthsky Padrigao hit the go-ahead basket with 46 seconds left to finish with 17 points on top of six assists.“What I like most about the game is that our opponent is a very strong and competitive team. They’re from the NCAA so our players really got tested,” said Ateneo head coach Reggie Varilla.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Kudos to the boys. We weren’t able to practice that much because it’s exam week last week but they were trying But I think we could have done a better job,” Varilla, whose team blew a 14-point lead, added.The Junior Pirates had a chance to tie but Mac Guadana couldn’t get a shot off as time expired. Kai Sotto. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFifth-seed Ateneo-Quezon City eluded an upset after escaping Lyceum-Cavite, 86-84, in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC National Finals Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Kai Sotto had 35 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Blue Eaglets, who arranged a showdown with 12th seed FilAm Sports USA on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Third-seed Southwestern University-PHINMA of Cebu dominated 30th seed Dolores National High School-Eastern Samar, 103-49.Harvey Sanchez scored 20 points for the Baby Cobras, who will face the 14th seed Top Flight-Vancouver. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Big finish needed Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

City experiences second fatality in one week

first_img Fort St. John RCMP is investigating their second fatal motor vehicle collision in less than one week.- Advertisement -On May 18, shortly before 1 p.m. RCMP were called to a motor vehicle collision at the 9200 block of 78A St. Upon arrival, police discovered a collision involving a two year old girl who had been struck by a vehicle backing in the driveway.B.C. ambulance transported the victim to the hospital, but she unfortunately passed away as a result from her injuries. The vehicle was being driven by a family member.The Fort St. John RCMP is continuing their investigation into the incident and is seeking additional eye witnesses. Any information on the incident should be given to the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.last_img

Time to start talking Turkey

first_imgLast week, as foreign minister and member of the current ruling, pro-Islamist party, Abdullah Gul, aimed for the presidential office, the Turkish army vowed to step in if necessary to ensure the country remains firmly secularist. “Recently the main issue emerging in connection with the presidential election has focused on a debate over secularism. This is viewed with concern by the Turkish armed forces,” read the statement from the General Staff, which has toppled governments four times since 1960. “It should not be forgotten that the Turkish armed forces are partial in this debate and are a staunch defender of secularism. The Turkish armed forces are against those debates (questioning secularism)… and will display its position and attitudes when it becomes necessary. No one should doubt that.” The statement drew sharp rebukes from the European Union and others, but Turks’ concerns about remaining secular are real. Strongly secular, current President Ahmet Necdet Sezer keeps Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s pro-Islamist government – which has tried to criminalize adultery – in check. The Turkish Republic, Sezer said recently of the Islamist-secularist tug-of-war, “has not faced any threat as significant as that of today.” And a million Turks turned out in Istanbul on Sunday to rally for secularism, topping the 300,000 who recently rallied in Ankara. “This government is the enemy of Ataturk,” one demonstrator told The Associated Press. “It wants to drag Turkey to the dark ages.” Also raising fears about the tide of Islamism was the murder of a Catholic priest last year by a teenager who claimed the shooting was retaliation for the Dutch Muhammad cartoons. That same month, a Catholic friar was beaten by assailants who said they wanted to “clean Turkey of non-Muslims,” according to a State Department report. This April, three employees of a Christian publishing house were found with their hands and feet tied and throats slit; some Muslims had previously accused the publisher of proselytizing. And what about those ties to the direction of Iraq? Turkey fears a strong Iraqi Kurdistan out of concerns that its own ethnic Kurdish minority will be inspired to separatism. Turkey has also threatened Iraq on the claim that the autonomous region is aiding and sheltering Turkish Kurd separatists. Iraq swears any attack would be met with massive resistance. Forget the Shiite-Sunni tit-for-tats: There’s a real possibility that the Iraq war could move to a whole new front, especially if Iraqi Kurdistan gains the independence it wants (and, frankly, deserves). Iraq’s Muslims would likely unite as never before to fight off secular Turkey, yet the last thing coalition forces would want to do is battle Turkey’s military – the avowed defenders of the secularism that the region needs – or attract fundamentalists like Iran into the melee. “We hope that one day Turkey can join the European Union, but for that, Turkey has to be a real European country, in economic and political terms,” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said recently. The EU wants a less-powerful Turkish military, but without it Islamists could gain more power to turn back Ataturk’s vision. The nationalism isn’t synonymous with Islamism, but endangers those who are seen as insulting Turkish identity – such as slain ethnic Armenian newspaper editor Hrant Dink. Turkey could very well invade from the north, dramatically changing the region’s Risk board and forcing the U.S. to uncomfortably pick alliances; with the second-largest standing armed forces in NATO, Turkey could best Iraq’s current hardscrabble military. It’s time to start talking Turkey. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ISTANBUL may be a far cry from the Vegas strip, but when it comes to politics, what happens in Turkey does not stay in Turkey. In fact, this country could have a greater impact on the spread of Islamism and the direction of the war in Iraq than anywhere else. Turkey isn’t just the geographical doorway from the Middle East into Europe, but the ideological crossroads as well. Will the government gain acceptance into the European Union, or will it never prove that Turkey is European enough? Will it maintain its secular system or become more Islamist? Will it see Iraq’s prosperous autonomous Kurdish region as such a threat to its wholeness that it invades? Islamism vs. secularism. Muslim vs. European identity. Iraqi stability. It’s all coming together at the former Ottoman Empire, and it’s worth paying attention. last_img read more

Atletico edge Ozil-less Arsenal on penalties

first_imgAfter Luciano Vietto’s opener for Atletico against the run of play, teenager Smith Rowe hit a dazzling equaliser — his first senior goal — in front of new boss Unai Emery as it finished 1-1 after normal time.Under International Champions Cup rules, the game went straight to penalties where substitute Atletico goalkeeper Antonio Adan starred, saving three before coolly slotting the winner himself.Both sides started with unfamiliar line-ups but Arsenal were the dominant force in the first half before they were hit with a sucker-punch four minutes from the break.In a rare Atletico foray forward, Angel Correa crossed from the byline to his fellow Argentine Vietto, whose header looped past new Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.The German, starting ahead of Petr Cech in goal, otherwise had little to do as Arsenal, employing Emery’s trademark high press, kept Atletico in their own half.French forward Alexandre Lacazette was denied from close range on three occasions, including a full-length save by Atletico’s Jan Oblak after good work from Smith Rowe.But Arsenal struck two minutes into the second half when Smith Rowe curled the equaliser into the top corner from the edge of the box, before being mobbed by his team-mates.Mass substitutions in the last half-hour made for a disjointed finale before the penalty shoot-out.Arsenal, rebuilding under Emery after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year reign, are hoping for silverware this season and a return to the Champions League, while Atletico finished second in La Liga behind Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luciano Vietto of Atletico Madrid attempts to get past Arsenal players during their International Champions Cup football match in Singapore © AFP / ROSLAN RAHMANSINGAPORE, Singapore, Jul 26 – New-look Arsenal left out controversy-hit Mesut Ozil but still impressed before they were edged 3-1 on penalties by Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in a friendly on Thursday.Ozil, who caused a furore when he quit German national duty claiming racism, was rested after his World Cup exertions as 17-year-old midfielder Emile Smith Rowe took centre-stage in Singapore.last_img read more

Malibu truck crash kills 2, injures firefighter

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MALIBU – A gravel truck plowed through a red light Wednesday and struck two cars, killing two people and injuring an off-duty Los Angeles County firefighter, authorities said. The big-rig was traveling on Kanan Dume Road, which is normally off-limits to trucks, when the driver apparently lost control on a downhill grade and tore through the red light at Pacific Coast Highway at about 70 mph, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Philip Brooks said. The truck hit a Mercedes and instantly killed its driver, then struck a sport utility vehicle driven by the firefighter. The truck then slammed into a hillside, killing the driver. The identities of the victims were not immediately released. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. However, the firefighter was from a station in Calabasas and was off-duty at the time, fire Capt. Gregory Hill said. The firefighter’s ankle was broken and he was trapped in his car until he was pulled free, Brooks said. He was taken to a hospital. Brooks said many truck drivers have been using Kanan Dume in the past several days because their normal route was closed due to fire. The Canyon Fire destroyed six homes, two businesses and a church, blackened 4,500 acres and injured four people. At the time of the crash, around 10 a.m., the fire was 85 percent contained and Pacific Coast Highway had been reopened for only a short time. Authorities opened the route at about 7 p.m. Wednesday, just after Los Angeles County Fire officials said the Canyon Fire was fully contained.last_img read more

Hal Holbrook getting `Into the Wild’ recognition

first_imgHal Holbrook already has four Emmys, a Tony Award and countless other acting honors, but the buzz is that he has an excellent chance of being nominated for an Academy Award for the first time for his performance in “Into the Wild.” Holbrook and I chatted on Thursday, the day he received news that he had been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor. The SAG Awards are usually the most accurate precursor to Oscar nominations. “I was just happily surprised because there’s a great deal of competition,” Holbrook said. “You look at the big ads in Variety and there are all these big movies coming along with well-known people. You realize you are in a very tough competition here, and you can’t allow yourself to get too hopeful because anything can happen.” What has made the entire experience all the more satisfying for the 82-year-old Holbrook is that “Wild” was written and directed by Sean Penn, whom he had met decades ago when Penn had a small role in the television movie “The Killing of Daniel Webster,” which starred Holbrook and his wife, Dixie Carter of “Designing Women” fame. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson“We couldn’t help watching this young actor,” he recalled. “He didn’t have much of a part, but you could see there was something special about his talent and we told him so. We talked to him about how good we thought he was.” Holbrook and Carter, married since 1984, were very surprised to receive a letter from Penn after production had finished. “He thanked us for encouraging him,” Hal remembered. “It was such a gentlemanly and lovely and respectful thing to do, really. I never forgot the quality of the writing, of the letter. You never would have expected that from this quiet, nonverbal young man.” Then all these years later came a call from Holbrook’s agent that a script from Penn was being delivered, and the next day the two met in the bar of the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. “He offered me the role and I was thrilled,” Holbrook said. “When I read that screenplay, I was so impressed by it. It had a mystical and poetic quality to it.” Based on a true story and the best-selling book by Jon Krakauer, “Into the Wild” is about an Emory University grad, played by Emile Hirsch, who hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Holbrook plays Ron Franz, an Army veteran and one of the interesting characters the young man encounters along the way. Working with Hirsch was one of Holbrook’s better acting memories. “We got to know each other from scene to scene as the characters, but we also got to know each other as people. It was just the two of us for two weeks working in the desert. \ were more or less shot in sequence; it was very natural to track how you would feel getting to know this man.” Holbrook’s preparation for the role included his having to shave his mustache and cut his hair short. “It’s amazing what that does to your look and your face,” he said. “When I first saw (footage of) myself in the jeep, I didn’t recognize me.” Holbrook found his best feature film to date late in a career that has also included memorable performances in “The Firm,” “All the President’s Men” and “Wall Street.” It is on television and the stage where he has had most of the plum parts. He won the Tony Award for “Mark Twain Tonight!” and has returned to Broadway throughout his career. And for close to 40 years, he has been involved with many high-profile television productions, including “That Certain Summer,” “The Bold Ones,” “Our Town,” “The Awakening Land,” “North and South” and his favorites: 1973’s “Pueblo” and the 1974 miniseries “Lincoln.” “You don’t get a role like this very often in your career,” he said of “Into the Wild.” “That is, unless you are terribly sought-after and can choose from the top drawer.” For more celebrity news, go to and local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Charity Regulator gives Good and New group all clear after investigation

first_imgA Donegal charity at the heart of an investigation by the Charity Regulator is now in the clear.The body held an inspection into the Good and New Shop last month and found that it has followed a recommended course of action.Last February, the Regulator imposed an intermediate sanction on the Letterkenny-based charity after finding it had contravened section 47 of the Charities Act 2009 by failing to keep proper books of account. The charity had denied any wrongdoing at the time.Among those calling on the charity to be more transparent were local GP Dr James McDaid.The notice set out the proposed imposition of an intermediate sanction, as well as the requirement for the charity to rectify the contravention within a specified timeframe, and to adopt an advised course of action to ensure that the contravention concerned would not occur again.The notice set out the proposed imposition of an intermediate sanction,being the publication of the contravention on the website of the CharitiesRegulator. The notice also set out the requirement for the charity torectify the contravention within a specified timeframe, and the requirementto adopt the following course of action for the purposes of ensuring thatthe contravention concerned would not occur again: – Introduce formal documented procedures for maintaining adequateaccounting records; – Assign the task of keeping proper books of account to a person(s)with the appropriate skills and experience; – With regard to financial reporting: · Introduce regular financial reporting detailing the income andexpenditure (including the nature of that income and expenditure)and the assets and liabilities of the charity, and · Ensure all financial reports are scrutinised by the charitytrustees under a standing agenda item – ‘financial performance andposition of the charity’ as part of all trustee meetings.On February 12, 2018 the charity accepted the imposition of an intermediate sanction under section 73 of the Act, and undertook to rectify the contravention and adopt the course of action specified in the notice.On 28 June 2018, the Charities Regulator carried out an inspection of thecharity to determine if the charity had rectified the contravention andadopted the course of action set out in the Notice.The Charities Regulator said it is satisfied that the charity has rectified the contravention referred to within the specified timeframe andhas adopted the course of action set out in the notice. Charity Regulator gives Good and New group all clear after investigation was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:cancerCharity regulatorGood and Newlast_img read more

Arabic leaflet created to welcome Syrian refugees to Donegal

first_imgA new leaflet has been launched to welcome young people from Syria to Donegal and provide them with information about local services.The leaflet was created by the Donegal Youth Service and written in Arabic as part of an inclusiveness project for Syrian families.The DYS says it aims to help all young people to feel included and welcome to take part in any part of the service, regardless of their race, gender, religion, sexuality, or any other factor. Arabic Flyer now available at the Donegal Youth ServiceYouth Worker Frankie McGreevy has been working on the project for the past year. He said: “This leaflet is part of a larger welcome project that has given us an amazing opportunity to work with and learn from Syrian refugee children and their families, who have shown great strength and resilience having survived the Syrian war as well as the perilous journey to get to these shores.”The leaflet which is entirely in Arabic encourages young people to visit Donegal Youth Service and join any part of the service that interests them. Language doesn’t need to be a barrier, as advances in technology mean that staff can find a way to communicate with any young person who comes through the doors. Donegal Youth Service have worked with young people from all over the world, and make every effort to ensure they all feel welcome and included.The project was created in partnership with the Donegal Local Development Company Resettlement Programme, with funding from the Community Foundation for Ireland.The official launch took place on Wednesday the 23rd of October in Letterkenny.  Frankie McGreevy Youth Worker, Lorraine Thompson DYS Regional Director, Gareth Gibson Youth Information Manager, Eyad Meshael DLDC Resettlement Programme Intercultural Support Worker, Nadine Berri one of the Syrian cooks, Billy Banda BIC Project, Ciara Cronin DLDC Resettlement Project CoordinatorIrish Refugee Food Fair at the Donegal Youth Service in LetterkennyThe launch took place as part of the Irish Refugee Food Fair, an initiative from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in partnership with Slow Food Ireland which gave asylum seekers and refugees an opportunity to showcase their culinary talents, with events taking place all over Ireland. Donegal Youth Service was delighted to host the event in Letterkenny, with Syrian couple Nadine Berri and Bilal Abd El Jalil cooking an authentic Syrian feast for the local community.Syrian couple Nadine Berri and Bilal Abd El Jalil who cooked an authentic feast for the local community pictured with one of their children.For a copy of the leaflet, or for more information about DYS programmes and services then please contact DYS on (074) 91 29630, e-mail, visit, or call in to us at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny.  Stay up to date on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity.  Registered Irish Charity Number: 20050696. Do you have a fundraising idea? We would love to hear from you!Arabic leaflet created to welcome Syrian refugees to Donegal was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:arabic leafletDonegal Youth ServiceSyrialast_img read more

Thursday hoops roundup: CR men advance in tournament, ‘Jacks men, women defend home-court, area high school teams pick up road wins

first_imgMen’s junior college basketball: Redwoods 81 Cañada 70Thomas Nelson scored 29 points to lead the College of the Redwoods men’s basketball team to an 81-70 win over Cañada College in the first-round of the Kris Kringle Tournament in Santa Rosa.Drew Gillette chipped in 11 points in the win for Redwoods (11-3) while Donald Willis added 10.Redwoods will face Napa Valley College Friday in the tournament’s semifinal-round.Women’s college basketball: Humboldt 71 S.F. State 59Alexia Thrower scored …last_img