Black on Meralco losing to all-Filipino TNT: ‘It’s a little embarrassing’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced View comments Durham, who put up a crazy 27-point, 22-rebound, 8-assist stat line, added he won’t even savor the individual performance he had.“It’s frustrating, I had the numbers but I didn’t play my best game,” said Durham. “We had our chances, we had a chance to win, we were up in the last few minutes of the game and if you want to be a championship team you got to find a way that type of game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES TNT sends listless import Mike Glover packing Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—It was supposed to be a virtual handicap match in favor of Meralco when TNT walked into Ynares Center Sunday without an import for the PBA Governors’ Cup.The Bolts did have reigning two-time Best Import Allen Durham with them while the KaTropa had already sent their foreign reinforcement Mike Glover home after their first game on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms READ: TNT sends listless Glover packingWhat eventually happened was the TNT locals delivering a clutch performance to fashion out the stunning win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I am a little embarrassed with the outcome, playing a team without an import, it’s a game we should’ve won,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black after the Bolts dropped a 92-90 decision. “Honestly, it’s a little embarrassing.”READ: All-Filipino TNT topples Meralco Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “That should’ve been an advantage, that should’ve been their problem, playing without an import and considering that we have the best import we should’ve beaten them,” added Black.Meralco, which held an 85-82 lead in the final 2:38, witnessed TNT’s game-closing 8-0 run that saw a gutsy performance from Jayson Castro.It was Castro who tied the game at 85 after he drilled a three-pointer from the left wing with 1:45 left in the game.Castro was also the playmaker that led to Terrence Romeo’s dagger three from the right corner that gave TNT the 90-85 cushion with 18.2 seconds remaining.“We just played terrible tonight, we weren’t decisive about anything that we did tonight, we were too hesitant on anything,” said Durham. “We were too soft, we got to get angry or mean or something you know.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

The Hardship of not Knowing What Tomorrow Will Bring Just Got Harder

first_imgMost often, before you leave home to follow your dreams, find food to put in your stomach or earn any amount of money that can provide any of the above, you’ll probably be kicked to the ground a hundred times by people who aren’t happy about life or recognize your hustle. Some people get a tease out of testing you before they respect you; that’s just how it is.What makes it worse for many individuals, including 24 year old Abade (pronounced Ah-Bah-Day) is the fact that Madam Ellen Johnson predicted that the hardships in Liberia would increase. Balancing the reality of not having it already to possibly not being able to get anything at all because of Liberia’s economy, is devastating.And for Abade, who recently came from Guinea after hearing from friends that opportunities abound in Liberia, where he said he was born, he finds himself “’looking for it” anyway he can. Even if that means allowing men to ask him for favors that he refused to define for this paper.“Liberia is tough, oh! Now, now, I am selling suitcase that is not for me; it is for a friend of mine who allows me to sleep in his room. Sometimes I have to do favors for him to make him happy so I don’t suffer,” he shared.Abade is one of the few that see life as it is, a struggle that will never change. To make sure he lives through what appears normal to him now, all he feels he has to do is go with the flow, doing favors here and there.But in the case of an unidentified man who mysteriously dropped dead on the streets of Point Four last month, he seemed tired of his situation, said witnesses, who could only assume. It appeared that he sat down for weeks, near where his body was removed by the coroner, before he passed out of his depression and desperation.“The man was tired, you can tell. He had no teeth, his whole face was swollen from probably eating all kinds of food and trash; and he didn’t talk to anyone who asked him what his problem was,” explained Ma, a cook shop owner near where the body was removed.So many people fall into depression when they do not know what is happening to them, about their situation and being powerless to change it. With that being said, there have been more details of self hanging suicides, drug abuse and in some cases, disappearances. Some relatives just walk away from it all, not leaving a single clue as to where they went.Meanwhile, crime rates have intensified, especially in places like Bushrod Island and Red Light. Gone are the days of robbers kicking your door down, which have now been replaced with them climbing on roof tops, cutting round holes in the zinc and dropping down into their victims’ houses.“If they can’t get anything from you, best believe they will rape you,” stated Massa, a victim of a minor burglary in the Momboe Town Community two weeks ago.“They cut holes in your mesh, room windows, use these very long sticks that are specially made to hook anything they touch; and they easily pull it out of your window,” she added.As more and more people are receiving pay at work very late, or not receiving it all, the family that had adapted to these unpredictable pay periods feels the weight the most. In some instances, they have to sell their belongings, shoes and children’s toys. With the rise of hardship, things are going to get harder for everyone, not just those who have always had it bad.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Enosh penalty slows down Gor title march

first_img0Shares0000Enosh Ochieng celebrates a goal during a past Kenyan premier League match. PHOTO/Ulinzi StarsNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 21 – Enosh Ochieng’s 58th minute contested penalty saw Ulinzi Stars hold champions Gor Mahia to a 1-1 draw at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu and slow down K’Ogalo’s march to the top of the Kenyan Premier League standings.Dennis Oliech had given Gor the lead with a sumptuous finish two minutes after the restart, but Ochieng stepped up to convert a penalty after he had been impeded by Geoffrey Ochieng. The second consecutive draw for Gor sees them remain second in the standings with 46 points, two behind leaders Sofapaka who won 1-0 away to Sony Sugar earlier on Sunday.However, Gor have four matches at hand due to their involvement in the CAF Confederations Cup.In a tightly contested tie, there were chances and half chances to score, but the best fell on Ulinzi in the 25th minute when Ochieng forced Gor keeper Shabaan Odhoji into a double save.First, the striker glanced in well to connect to a Brian Birgen cross with Odhoji flying down his left to keep out the effort before rising to collect the rebound from Ochieng again.Four minutes on the turn, Oliech made a good run on the left before cutting back to Francis Kahata whose connection went high under pressure from Omar Mbongi.-Injury-forced changesBoth sides were forced into early changes after 31 minutes, Gor’s Philemon Otieno limping off clutching his knee in what will be a concern not only for Hassan Oktay but Harambee Stars boss Sebastien Migne with the Cup of Nations beckoning.His place was taken by Pascal Ogweno.Ulinzi were also forced into a change with midfielder Ibrahim Shambi limping off clutching his groin and his place was taken by Bernard Ongoma.The game blast open in the second half and just two minutes after the restart Gor were ahead when Oliech controlled Frances Kahata’s pass in the middle of a crowded area, sought space and took a low shot on his weaker left foot beating James Saruni.But 10 minutes later, the two sides were level when Ochieng slotted home from the spot after he was clipped on the heel by Geoffrey Ochieng with the Gor side protesting the spot kick.Gor put up the pressure to try and get a win that would have catapulted them to the top and made changes, Jack Tuyisenge coming on for George Odhiambo.-Oliech chanceOliech came close to his second of the evening when he glanced in a header from a Kenneth Muguna freekick but Saruni pulled off an equally good save.In the 77th minute Oliech beautifully controlled Kahata’s pass from deep in midfield before setting up Ochieng who however shot way over the bar with the goal all in his view. Oliech also had a chance late on but his effort was saved at point blank by Saruni.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two key players out but who will be missed more in Spurs v Chelsea?

first_imgTottenham v Chelsea is live on talkSPORT at 12pm on Sunday 29 November (GMT).Spurs will be without Dele Alli in the London derby at White Hart Lane, with Chelsea likely to be missing captain John Terry.Midfielder Alli picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the recent 4-1 win against West Ham meaning he will serve a one-match ban. Terry, meanwhile, injured his ankle in the Champions League game in Tel Aviv and is expected to be out of the Sunday clash.But who will be missed more? 1 Who will be missed more: Dele Alli or John Terry when Spurs take on Chelsea last_img read more

Roadblocks at Rio Hondo

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsSo students looking to head to the back of campus will have to use South Road, which will become a two-way street. “This is a very busy but exciting time at the college,” said Facilities Director Steve Lohr. “The comprehensive improvements that were outlined in the master plan are now coming to fruition. “Within the next several years, we are anticipating the campus will have a new Learning Resource Center, state-of-the-art technology supporting the entire campus, a new entrance road, and terraced walkways from the lower tiered parking lots,” Lohr said. The college has sent out more than 12,000 postcards about the traffic changes to all registered students, and posted the newest road closures on two of its Web sites at and Maps will be made available throughout the community at libraries and city halls as well as on campus. North Road is the only street that leads into the college’s administrative parking lot. So when the road shuts down next month, Martinez and other top administrators will have to walk a little farther and climb a long concrete staircase to get to their offices. “But it’s absolutely worth it,” Martinez said. “We need this to accommodate the construction and make improvements to our infrastructure. “It’s just one of those things that we have to do.” North Road will be closed to upgrade underground utilities and install technology lines – improvements that will eventually lead to students being able to register online, request transcripts online and be able to find out in real time when classes are closed, officials said. For more information on the building program or traffic changes, call (562) 692-0921. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Even President Ted Martinez Jr. will have to find a new place to park at Rio Hondo College next month, when more roadblocks go up around the 20,000-student campus to accommodate ongoing construction work. The hilltop campus has launched a massive effort to overhaul its facilities and has several projects under way – including the construction of a new library/Learning Resource Center and central plant, and the replacement of underground utilities and technology lines. And as these upgrades make their way around campus, officials say road closures and traffic changes are inevitable. One of the major changes will be at the northeastern corner of campus, where North Road will be closed at West Drive by about mid-December. last_img read more


first_imgTHERE was disappointment for Letterkenny’s Cathal McMonagle as he was knocked out of the European Championships.The Holy Trinity fighter’s brave attempt to reach the last-eight in Turkey ended in disappointment after he lost 22-18 to England’s Anthony Joshua in the super-heavyweight category.McMonagle fought well but the Englishman just proved too strong in the end. Illies boxer McLaughlin will fight Georgia’s Zaal Kvachatadze today – and is guaranteed at least a bronze if he wins the fight.BOXING: McMONAGLE OUT, McLAUGHLIN FIGHTS ON IN EURO CHAMPS was last modified: June 22nd, 2011 by gregShare 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:illiesletterkennywillie mclaughlinlast_img read more


first_imgMargo O’ Donnell, the Queen of Country and Irish Music returns to Ostan Loch Altan, Gortahork on Saturday the 11th February for her Annual Concert in aid of The Mullaghduff Fife & Drum Band.Margo, who has always been a huge supporter of The Mullaghduff Band, has held the concert for over 5 years now and continues to fill the ballroom to capacity each year.This year Margo will be joined on Stage by Local Artists including Jacqui Sharkey and Gavin Boyle. To secure your tickets for which are only €20 please contact Ostan Loch Altan Reception on (00353) 074 9535267 Or any member of The Mullaghduff Band of Committee. MARGO LENDS A HAND TO THE MULLAGHDUFF FIFE AND DRUM BAND was last modified: January 31st, 2012 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:MargoiMullaghduff Fife and Drum Bandlast_img read more

Cheney to vets: ‘We will prevail’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “They are deployed on many fronts in the War on Terror, tracking the enemies of freedom, holding them to account,” Cheney said of Americans fighting overseas. Also at the ceremony were Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson and Thomas Bock, national commander for The American Legion, which represents 2.7 million veterans worldwide. At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the crowd that “this is an intense moment for me personally, because like so may of you, this wall has names on it that are deeply personal.” Pace, a Marine lieutenant during the Vietnam War who became chairman of the Joint Chiefs on Sept. 30, recalled the Marines who followed him into combat and died for their country. “To have this moment with so many of you to publicly name them and say thank you to them and their families is a great gift to me personally,” he said. “I still owe them more than I can ever pay. But it is my honor to try.” ARLINGTON, Va. – U.S. servicemen and -women are “tracking the enemies of freedom” in the War on Terror and bringing them to justice, Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday at a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Cheney laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and told a crowd at the cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater that U.S. forces have taken down two dictatorships and liberated 50 million people, an apparent reference to Iraq and Afghanistan. “Difficult missions are still to come, and we cannot know every turn that lies ahead. Yet we can be certain that by the resolve of our country, by the rightness of our cause and by the character of our fighting forces, we will prevail,” he said. Cheney was substituting at the event for President George W. Bush, who was giving a speech in Pennsylvania defending the War on Terror and invasion of Iraq. 160Want 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


first_imgMurdered: Oran DohertyDETECTIVES investigating the murders of 29 people including three schoolboys from Buncrana have arrested a man in the North.The suspect was arrested in Newry, Co Down, and is being questioned at Antrim PSNI station about the Omagh town centre bomb in August 1998.The Buncrana boys who died were Oran Doherty, James Barker and Sean McLaughlin. It was the worst atrocity of the Troubles and was carried out by dissident terrorists calling themselves the Real IRA.The Donegal boys were on a trip to Omagh the day of the bombing. SUSPECT IN BOMB WHICH KILLED BUNCRANA BOYS ARRESTED IN NORTH was last modified: April 8th, 2014 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:arrestbuncranaNewryOmagh bomblast_img read more

Dolor coming home; Quiel tapped as replacement

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Cayco is expected to arrive in Suwon, South Korea, on Thursday and will bring home the FEU standout, leaving behind the rest of the national men’s team currently training there.The Umingan, Pangasinan, native and former Spikers’ Turf Most Valuable Player broke his left pinky finger, which had to be operated immediately.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDolor was doing blocking drills with members of the coaching staff, who were firing from an elevated position when it happened.Dolor was rushed to Soo Hospital and immediately went under the knife. El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas acting president Peter Cayco will personally bring home dejected Greg Dolor, who will miss the Asian Seniors and Southeast Asian Games after breaking his finger during a freak training accident recently.Peter John Quiel, another Far Eastern University stalwart, has been tapped by national coach Sammy Acaylar to take over Dolor’s spot.ADVERTISEMENT Marinerong Pilipino sails to playoffs, caps comeback by sinking AMAcenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We know that Greg is a valuable member of the team and [would have played] a key role as our men’s national team shoots for a podium finish in the biennial meet,” said Cayco. “But his health is our primary concern.”“I will fly to Suwon City, South Korea, as soon as possible to personally check his condition and bring him home,” he added. “The entire team and the federation are fully behind him in this very challenging situation.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more