first_imgARSENAL (4-2-3-1)CECH, BELLERIN, MERTESACKER, KOSCIELNY, MONREAL,CIQUELIN, CAZORLA,RAMSEY, OZIL, SANCHEZ, GIROUDLIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1)BENTEKE, IBE, LALLANA, COUTINHO,HENDERSON, MILNER,GOMEZ, LOVREN, SKRTEL, CLYNE,MIGNOLETArsenal returned to the Emirates on an English Bank Holiday Monday after they lost the season’s opener against West Ham at home. The Gunners won 2-1 at Crystal Palace last weekend and will be determined to add another three points.Arsene Wenger’s men swept to an impressive win over Liverpool last season, netting three goals in eight first-half minutes, with their 10th win in eleven games in the Barclays Premier League.Liverpool, though, were reduced to 10 men when Arsenal led 3-1. Indeed, Liverpool have won just once in their last 15 visits to North London, in August 2011. Of the other 14, the Reds have lost nine and drawn five.Liverpool have started well, albeit with narrow 1-0 wins at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth, and are third in the Barclays Premier League behind leaders Manchester City and second-placed Leicester City.It is the Reds’ best start for two years – when they won their first three in the league, when Daniel Sturridge scored in Liverpool’s first four.England striker Sturridge is still missing; he last played for Liverpool in the league in April but his troublesome hip means he is unlikely to return before October. Joe Allen, John Flanagan and Jordan Henderson are also likely to miss the game with hamstring, knee and foot injuries, respectively.last_img read more

Magnolia routs Columbian for 2nd straight win

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMagnolia caught fire early to torch Columbian, 126-101, in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots outscored the Dyip, 37-18, in the first 12 minutes of the game en route to their second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT The game was over quick with Magnolia’s lead swelling to 32 points, 72-40, in the second quarter after Alvin Abundo’s triple while Columbian never recovered.In a matchup of the league’s most explosive offense and stingiest defense, it was the Hotshots’ dirty work that stopped the Dyip on its tracks.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 crownMagnolia holds its opponents to a league-best 88.1 points per game, fully compensating for its humble 89.5 ppg production, and that vaunted defense was in full display against the Dyip, who top the conference with 111.8 points per outing.“We have to respect this Columbian team because they’re on a really good run right now,” said Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero in Filipino. “It’s a battle of our defense against their offense, and it was a good thing that my players had the right mindset.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vernon Macklin, who played his penultimate game in the PBA before flying to China to play in another professional league, posted 19 points and nine boards to lead the Hotshots.Ian Sangalang had 18 points to add to Magnolia’s cause with Paul Lee posting 17 points and eight assists while Mark Barroca had a similar line of 17 points and six assists.Jio Jalalon missed out on a double-double as he finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.John Fileds had a 22-point, 19-rebound double-double to play conductor for the Dyip while Jerramy King had 19 points.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Cook stabs miner to death during row over food

first_imgPolice are investigating a murder that occurred at Chinese Creek Backdam, Puruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Friday at about 18:00 hrs.The dead man has been identified as a miner known only as “Terrible Dog”.Reports are that the cook, who is a foreigner known only as “Suseh God”, was involved in an argument with the miner over the frying of sausages. The argument escalated, and the cook stabbed the miner to the area of his ribcage.According to Police, by the time ranks arrived on the scene, the victim had already succumbed to his injuries. The body is awaiting a post-mortem examination at the Bartica mortuary.The suspect has reportedly fled the area, but a probe have since been launched.last_img read more

Govt denies influencing Judiciary as US asserts

first_imgGovernment’s Chief Legal Advisor, Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams, has denied a recent US State Department report which raised concerns about Guyana’s legal system.The US State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in its Investment Climate Statements for 2018, expressed concerns that the lines in the separation of power appeared blurred when it comes to the Executive and the Judiciary in Guyana.However, AG Williams rejected this finding.“I don’t agree with that. We don’t influence the courts. We don’t interfere with the courts; the courts rule against us a lot of times so I don’t know how they can arrive at a statement like that,” Williams contended.The State Department’s Investment Climate analysis on Guyana states that the Executive appears, in practice, to have some influence over the judicial branch.“Though the Constitution of Guyana provides for the independence of the Judiciary, in practice, the Executive has some influence over the judicial branch of the Government. The hearing of civil matters is a slow process and many perceive it to be unfair,” the report states.It went on to acknowledge that the judicial system is generally perceived to be slow and ineffective in enforcing legal contracts.“Suspected corrupt practices and long delays make the courts an unattractive option for settling investment or contractual disputes, particularly for foreign investors unfamiliar with Guyana. In order to redress this obstacle to investment, the [Government of Guyana] GoG, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), established a Commercial Court in June 2006.”However, the US 2018 Investment Climate Statement did point out that there are no known examples of Executive interference in the court system that has adversely affected foreign investors. Nevertheless, it advises that given Guyana’s growth potential and the burgeoning oil and gas sector, there is need for expansion and strengthened capacity-building efforts to be made in the near future.According to the report, sufficient legislation exists in Guyana to support foreign investment in the country. The problem, the report notes, is the implementation of relevant legislation, which it said continues to be inadequate.Only recently, newly-accredited US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, said Guyana can do better in terms of the way business is done here, especially with the country on the cusp of becoming an oil-producing nation.Over the years, Guyana has been ranking low on the ease of doing business indices. In fact, the most recent report from the World Bank last November showed that there was a decline in investors’ confidence here. The World Bank’s 2018 Report rated Guyana at 134 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, eight places down from 2017’s global ranking of 126.Ambassador Lynch told a group of local journalists during an interview earlier this month that coming out of the engagements with the Private Sector-stakeholder bodies here since her arrival, is the need for Guyana to provide a more conducive environment to do business.“On the surface, there is some thought that Guyana could do a bit better on easing the way of doing business. So in other words, allowing businesses to start up quicker, faster and making the regulations less bureaucratic so that there are more opportunities for more businesses to get up and going quicker,” she asserted.This, the US diplomat explained, would create an enabling environment not just for huge companies such as ExxonMobil – the US oil giant preparing for production early next year having discovered in excess of 5.5 billion barrels of oil offshore Guyana – but for smaller companies as well to thrive and develop with the potential to create jobs in the long run.The ambassador pointed out that generally, the Private Sector in any country, usually wants stability and predictability.“In my experience, the thing what most Private Sector want is stability and predictability so they can do their business… So those are very specific areas [and] I think it’s something that Guyana should want and make sure that they do continue to make improvements and get a handle on [that], so that trade and investments can thrive here and I think that there is a great possibility that they can do that,” Ambassador Lynch had stated.last_img read more

Gouveia wins 6th Lusignan Golf Club Tournament

first_imgVeteran golfer Ian Gouveia gained momentum towards the quest for the Lusignan Golf Club title, as he emerged the winner of last Sunday’s sixth Club Tournament.Gouveia was challenged only by Club President Aleem Hussain in his Gross performance – a tie for 83, with Gouveia having a better back 9. In the end, it was Gouveia’s game as his Net scores gained him a clear three-point lead over the second-place winner.From left: M Bhagwandin (holding for R Persaud); Aleem Hussain; M Mangal (holding for I Gouveia); Patanjalee Persaud andDr Joaan DeoNearest The Pin was won by Mahendra Bhagwandin; winner of last Sunday’s Grand Coastal Tournament, Best Gross – Gouveia; Best Net first place: Gouveia 67/16; second – Rabindranath Persaud 70/17; third – Aleem Hussain 72/11; fourth – Patanjalee Persaud 73/18.Others who placed in the top nine were: Satrohan Tiwari 73/14; David Harry 76/12; Mike Mangal 77/8; Bridgelall Harry 77/16 and Patrick Prashad 78/9. Despite parts of the course being dampened owing to inclement weather, some 17 pros braved the conditions to put on a competitive game.Following the match, Club President Hussain congratulated the winners and expressed his delight that they had been determined to play a good game of golf despite the weather conditions. He thanked the groundsmen for the sterling work they are doing to maintain the course as a playable one. Standing in for Captain Chatterpaul Deo, golfer Dr Joaan Deo assisted with the distribution of prizes.last_img read more

Mayor seeks U.S. support for ‘subway to sea’ vision

first_img“If this is built, I guarantee it will be the most-used transit system in the nation,” Villaraigosa said. Peters sympathized with Villaraigosa’s appeal and said the Bush administration has already allocated $500 million for various programs, including $80 million this year. “The mayor and his team understands what needs to be done to use cutting-edge technology … to get more out of existing roads,” Peters said. While no commitments on future programs could be made, she said the proposed subway extension is one of several ideas that could win federal support. Villaraigosa and local officials are scheduled to make at least one trip to Washington, D.C., next month to lobby for funds for transportation and other issues. Appealing to the Bush administration for more mass-transit money, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday urged Transportation Secretary Mary Peters to begin considering his vision for a “subway to the sea.” “This is the busiest traffic corridor in the nation,” Villaraigosa told Peters at a news conference at the Metro Red Line’s Western Avenue terminus. “Where we are is an illogical stop in the Los Angeles subway. If we are serious about dealing with our transportation problems, we have to look at this subway.” Villaraigosa acknowledged, however, that the U.S. Senate first must act to allow tunneling under Wilshire Boulevard for what would be at least a $7 billion project to extend the Red Line to Santa Monica. (213) 978-0390160Want 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

Man United flop Anderson blames Old Trafford nightmare on injuries

first_imgManchester United flop Anderson says he failed to make the grade at Old Trafford due to injuries.The midfielder ended his eight year spell with Manchester United on deadline day, completing a move to Brazilian side Internacional.Despite joining for £20m in 2007 and impressing in his first few seasons, Anderson failed to hit the heights expected of him at Old Trafford and he made just two appearances during the current campaign.However, the 26-year-old suffered two serious knee injuries during his time with Manchester United and believes things could have been different if he had remained out of the treatment room.“I played for eight years for Manchester. I would like to thank the club. In my first four years I won everything there – Champions League, Premier League and [the FIFA Club World Cup],” said Anderson.“I had a knee injury and returned to play again too fast. I played, but the knees were not equal and I got myself injured again.” Anderson in action for Manchester United 1last_img read more

WOW! Man City and Real Madrid in stunning £110m fight for Monaco teen sensation

first_imgManchester City and Real Madrid are reportedly preparing for a sensational summer transfer fight over Kylian Mbappe.The 18-year-old has had a stunning breakthrough season at Monaco and is the most sought-after young player in world football.Mbappe has fired 24 goals in all competitions for Monaco this season, including five in the Champions League.Arsenal, Manchester United, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are among the clubs who have been eyeing the teen sensation.But, according to The Sun, City and Real Madrid have emerged as the frontrunners for his signature.City boss Pep Guardiola witnessed the starlet’s qualities first hand last month, with Mbappe scoring in both legs of Monaco’s Champions League last 16 win over the Premier League side.Both City and Real Madrid have enormous budgets and it is understood Monaco will demand a staggering £110million for Mbappe.That will easily break the world record transfer fee of £89million, which Man United paid to land Paul Pogba last summer. Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for Monaco 1last_img read more

Not done yet: Warriors, Raptors prepare for Game 5

first_imgTwo-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fred VanVleet, Raptors aren’t smiling now, but they might be soon ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Kawhi Leonard hasn’t bought any property in Toronto — yet.The Raptors don’t see any reason to start celebrating — yet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd Kevin Durant’s Game 5 status hadn’t been decided — yet.The NBA could have a new champion as early as Monday night, when the Toronto Raptors look to finish off the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the title series. The Raptors lead 3-1, and returned home buoyed by two double-digit wins at Oracle Arena that put the two-time defending champions on the brink of elimination. Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green laughs during an NBA basketball practice in Toronto, Sunday, June 9, 2019, ahead of Monday’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — The word of the day Sunday that best summed up the NBA Finals was “yet.”As in, Golden State isn’t ready to give up its throne — yet.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “We haven’t done anything,” Raptors guard Kyle Lowry said. “We’ve still got to get one more win. It’s the first to four. You’ve got champions coming in here and they’re going to play their butts off and play extremely hard.”They might have Durant, too.Out for more than a month now with a calf strain, Durant was on the floor for practice on Sunday. The Warriors are hoping he will be able to play on Monday night.“It’s just a matter of, ‘Can you win one basketball game right now? Can you go play an amazing 48 minutes, quiet this crowd that’s going to be probably unbelievable, and slow down a team that’s been playing amazing, especially these last two games, and just win one basketball game?’” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. “If we focus on that mission, our history kind of speaks for itself in terms of being able to get that done.”The Raptors are showing no signs of exhaling. Raptors coach Nick Nurse was amused to learn that there were “Let’s Go Raptors” chants on some flights landing in Toronto on Sunday, as well as at the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open. He hasn’t paid much attention to the news in recent days, but when a Raptors watch party was held in his condo building someone put a photo in the elevator — just to make sure he saw.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next “There’s still a lot of work to do,” Nurse said.Leonard feels precisely the same way.With the free-agency rumor mill for this summer already churning, Leonard was asked to confirm reports that he recently bought property in Toronto.“It didn’t happen yet, no,” Leonard said.Something else that hasn’t happened is the win the Raptors need to end this series and win their first title.“We’re focused,” Leonard said. “We know that it doesn’t mean anything until someone has four wins.”If the Warriors win, Game 6 is Thursday night at Oracle Arena — which would be their home floor for the final time. Warriors guard Klay Thompson said he thinks Oracle deserves one more game.Otherwise, Oracle’s run is over.So, too, would be Golden State’s run as champions.“You wish to have no end in sight, but everything that’s great always comes to an end,” Thompson said. “So whether that’s (Monday) or four years from now, you never know. That’s the beauty of life.”Here’s some of what to know going into Game 5: Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue FIRST IN FIRSTNurse is on the cusp of becoming the ninth man to win a title in his first NBA head-coaching season. The others: Edward Gottlieb (1947 Philadelphia Warriors in the first season of what was then called the BAA), Buddy Jeannette (1948 Baltimore Bullets), John Kundla (1949 Minneapolis Lakers), George Senesky (1956 Philadelphia Warriors), Paul Westhead (1980 Los Angeles Lakers), Pat Riley (1982 Lakers), Kerr (2015 Warriors) and Tyronn Lue (2016 Cleveland Cavaliers).DRAFT IRRELEVANCEThe Raptors don’t have a single player on their roster who was taken in the first 14 spots — the lottery portion — of an NBA draft. The Warriors have seven: Thompson, Curry, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, DeMarcus Cousins, Durant and Andrew Bogut.ON THE MARGINThe Raptors have beaten the Warriors by double figures three times this season. No other team did it more than once. The only teams to enjoy three wins over the Warriors by 10 or more points in the same season during the Kerr era are these Raptors, Utah (last season) and Cleveland (all in the 2016 NBA Finals).BACK TO WALLFacing elimination isn’t something the Warriors have done often, but they’ve fared more than OK when put in that spot over the last six years. Golden State is 6-2 in its last eight win-or-else games. They were 2-0 in such games last season, 3-1 in 2016 and 1-1 in 2014.TITLES AT HOMEThere haven’t been many chances in the last 52 years for Toronto fans to enjoy a major sports title at home. The Maple Leafs’ last Stanley Cup was won on home ice in 1967, and the Blue Jays’ most recent World Series clincher was at home in 1993. In sports not considered part of the U.S. big four, the CFL’s Argonauts won the Grey Cup at home in 2012 and the National Lacrosse League’s Toronto Rock have won multiple titles at home — most recently in 2011. 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Kingly debut

first_imgMatteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue This jewelry designer is also an architect Scottie Thompson defies Jake Pascual’s defense. —SHERWIN VARDELEONBarangay Ginebra bucked a wobbly first few minutes and then went full throttle to hammer out a masterful 102-83 demolition job of Alaska Sunday night that got the Gin Kings off to a swashbuckling start in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Resident import Justin Brownlee was his usual all-around brilliant self, scoring 30 points and plucking down 22 boards as the Kings extended Jeffrey Cariaso’s woes as the new Alaska coach.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View comments “I’m just glad we caught them early,” Cone said who faced his former ward and deputy in Cariaso.Alaska drew 22 points from import Justin Watts. Vic Manual added 14 but was the lone local to score in twin digits for the Aces, who absorbed their second-straight loss since the conference opener last Friday.Meanwhile, Joel Wright picked the most opportune moment to redeem himself in the first game, delivering seven of Rain or Shine’s last nine points to lead the Elasto Painters to a 96-90 decision of Columbian.“He’s a good import, but we still need him to play longer minutes,” coach Caloy Garcia said of Wright, who led the Painters with 30 points and 10 rebounds.Wright was hounded with four fouls in the first half, prompting Garcia to go all-Filipino in the third frame.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img And while everyone can rave about Ginebra’s offense, coach Tim Cone, who is expected to accept an appointment making him the Gilas Pilipinas coach for the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year, stressed that such dominant showing was all thanks to a collective effort—especially on the defensive end.“We did a great job defensively. Scottie (Thompson) did a great job on the [Alaska] import; Japeth (Aguilar) was there for blocking shots, and Greg (Slaughter) was a presence,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Defense got Ginebra, dethroned by Magnolia last season, out of an early 0-7 hole and its offense did the damage the rest of the way.Slaughter and Art dela Cruz had 16 and 12 points for Cone. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Becoming his own man Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Hidilyn shows remarkable resolve to salvage two bronze medals Rain or Shine tied the Dyip at 1-1.Garcia’s locals responded as Rey Nambatac had 20 points off the bench to lead in providing solid support. Javee Mocon tossed in 10 while Mark Borboran and Ed Daquioag combined for 17 more to help fill the momentary void left by Wright.“We were disappointed with how we played the last game, so I told the players the only way that we can come back is to win today’s game,” Garcia said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more