Dy unsatisfied with performance in national team tryouts: ‘I feel I can show more’

first_imgKim Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKianna Dy was one of the nine of players who showed up for both days of the tryouts for the Philippine women’s national volleyball team.The 22-year-old Lady Spiker from La Salle, however, knows that participation alone won’t give her an automatic slot into the team that will compete in the 2018 Asian Games and the 2018 AVC Asian Women’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ Dy added she wants to have one more chance to prove her worth for De Jesus even though she has played for the head coach for five years under La Salle.De Jesus said he and the other officials at LVPI are still contemplating if they will hold another day for the tryouts, but Dy is hopeful she can showcase her talents for one more day.“Is there another day for the tryout?” asked Dy. “Well, if there’s one more why not? If I’m given another chance, maybe.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Dy, who is part of the 34-person master list national team head coach Ramil De Jesus invited, said she is far from satisfied with her performance.“Satisfied? No,” said Dy after Wednesday’s session at Arellano University Gym. “I feel that I can show more.”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 other eight players who had complete attendance are Kim Fajardo, Mary Joy Baron, Dawn Macandili, Cherry Rondina, Aby Maraño, Cha Cruz-Behag, Ara Galang, and MJ Phillips.Of those mentioned, Rondina and Phillips are the only players who have never played for De Jesus in La Salle or with F2 Logistics in the Philippine Super Liga. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 View comments De Jesus: I just want those invited to tryouts to show interest ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tamaraws remain unbeaten; Bulldogs finally score

first_imgLATEST STORIES In a later game, Letran came up with a solid performance to hold off Lyceum, 78-74, behind gutsy performances of Bong Quinto and Larry Muyang for win No. 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teener Umali surprises veterans in Open bowling Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’center_img Far Eastern University won a third straight game in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup on Tuesday after surviving Jose Rizal University’s late charge, 87-85, even as National University finally broke through at the expense of Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Tamaraws used an eight-point lead to cushion the Heavy Bombers frenetic finish inside the final 1:40, while the Bulldogs carved out a 96-84 win over the Generals at Flioil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Far Eastern coach Olsen Racela let his boys play out the final 1:40 without suing for time, using it as a learning experience for his players for the coming UAAP season.“We didn’t call time even during the last turnover so we can learn from this,” explained Racela. “We can do this now but not in the UAAP. This is for us to learn.”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 crownBoth sides battled through 10 deadlocks and 14 lead changes, with the last tie coming at the 5:28 mark after Andrei Dulalia scored for the Bombers.But Far Eastern scored the next five points and the Tamaraws gamely held on to deal the Bombers a third straight defeat. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames MOST READ 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 Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

Overjoyed Sharapova shares court with ‘GOAT’ Nadal

first_imgRussia’s Maria Sharapova reacts during her match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty during the Rome’s WTA Tennis Open tournament at the Foro Italico, on May 15, 2018 in Rome. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABIRussian star Maria Sharapova giggled with delight as she revealed how she plucked up the courage to pop the question and got to practice with Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open.The two former world number ones hit balls together on the red clay of the Foro Italico where they are both multiple winners.ADVERTISEMENT “I saw he was practicing on the court right before me,” explained Sharapova, after advancing to the second round on Tuesday past Australian Ashleigh Barty.“And I said to my team ‘wouldn’t it be amazing if I just came up to Rafa and said ‘would you hit a couple balls with me?’ 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 crown“And they’re like, yeah, what’s wrong with that? And I was like, a lot of things. There’s a lot of things wrong with just coming up to Rafa. “They’re like, no, you should. It’s not like you’re asking him to go on a date. And so I did. View comments 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 MOST READ “He probably thought I was really weird. I think he still thinks I’m really weird.”The Russian was overjoyed at being able to rally with the 16-time Grand Slam champion, tweeting: “Two minutes on court with the GOAT @RafaelNadal #BucketList Was so nervous.”In Tuesday’s match played in rainy conditions, five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova needed two and a half hours to master 18th-ranked Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in their first round game.She next meets Slovak Dominika Cibulkova as she bids to recapture the title she won three times in 2011, 2012 and 2015.“This tournament has been special in my career,” said the 31-year-old, who received a wild-card entry last year as she made her comeback from a 15-month doping ban.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial She retired injured from her second round match to end her hopes of qualifying on merit for Wimbledon’s main draw after being denied a wild-card entry to Roland Garros.“It’s brought me a lot of great matches and a lot of match play toward the Grand Slam that we all look forward to playing.“And usually it’s the last tournament I play before Roland Garros. So, it is an important one,” said two-time French Open winner Sharapova who reached the quarter-finals in Madrid last week. “But, I’ve also had very tough moments here, as well. Last year was a very difficult situation to be in and going into that match. “I’m just a little bit more relieved this year. I feel like I’m not thinking about things and just playing and not worrying about anything else. Which is nice.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

first_imgCarpio 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 Orlando center Mo Bamba celebrates during an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando won the game 104-101. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando’s public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers.Then the game started.ADVERTISEMENT He wasn’t the only rookie smiling Wednesday.Ayton made his first three shots and finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as Phoenix eased past Dallas. Bamba was clutch for Orlando, putting together a 13-point, seven-rebound, two-block effort in the Magic win over Miami. And maybe it was fitting — Ayton and Trier had plenty of big nights together at Arizona as collegians last season, and they had another one Wednesday, albeit about 2,400 miles apart.Trier had 15 points for the Knicks in their easy win over Atlanta, two of those points coming on a down-the-lane dunk where he went either past or over four Hawks players, a play that even had New York coach David Fizdale celebrating.“Some things happen in a game sometimes and you just go, ‘Whoa,’” Fizdale said.After two nights of this season, 35 players have made their NBA debuts. That’s just the first of many waves; 119 rookies got into at least one game last season, a figure helped mightily by the emergence of two-way contracts. Last season’s newcomer total was the league’s highest since 1949-50 when 120 debuted — in large part because what was the 12-team BAA the year before became the 17-team NBA that season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Manny Pacquiao says he will fight Adrien Broner in January Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES He didn’t have to solicit noise anymore.Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31 newcomers who got their first official playing time Wednesday, the initial hectic night on this season’s schedule. Some of those debuts were forgettable, some barely noticeable, but a few — like No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton in Phoenix, the No. 6 overall pick in Bamba and even undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier in New York — stood out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Felt pretty good,” Bamba said. “It was everything I expected it to be.”READ: DeRozan impressive in debut as Spurs fend off Timberwolves Some of the openers on Wednesday were statistically nonexistent — three debuts were logged officially at lasting less than one minute, seven of the rookies on the floor didn’t attempt any shots, and the average per-rook was less than 5 points per game.Ayton and Bamba dazzled. No. 3 pick Luka Doncic had 10 points and eight rebounds, but misfired on 11 of his 16 shots. No. 11 pick Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 points for the Clippers. It wasn’t just lottery guys who stood out — second-round pick Bruce Brown started for Detroit, and Trier made MSG take notice.The challenge now for Trier, Bamba, Ayton and every other rookie? Getting ready for the rest of the season.“Now it’s just a matter of doing that 81 more times,” Bamba said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history READ: Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past MavsAtlanta’s Trae Young, the No. 5 pick in the draft, made his first NBA shot. The make was a notable event for Young, who said that he airballed his first shot attempt in high school, in college and at the NBA Summer League in July.Progress, indeed.“This is just one of many,” Young said, not sounding worried about the Hawks’ rocky opener.None of the rookies so far have had monster numbers, but then again, those are rare in debuts.The record for points by someone in his first game is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 43 for the Philadelphia Warriors at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks on Oct. 24, 1959. A year later, Oscar Robertson’s first NBA game resulted in his first triple-double — 21 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists. LeBron James had 25 in 2003, two months shy of his 19th birthday.Those were the start of great careers.But bad first games don’t doom anyone to a life of mediocrity, either.Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming and Dennis Rodman combined for zero points in their debuts. Kobe Bryant went scoreless his first time out as well, and he’ll be joining that foursome in the Basketball Hall of Fame soon anyway. Michael Jordan shot 5 for 16 to start his career. Kevin Durant went 7 for 22 in his opening game with Seattle.“You never forget the first game,” said Miami’s Dwyane Wade, who scored 18 points in his debut in 2003 and still recalls how he spent some of that night being guarded by Allen Iverson. “You’re going to get better. You’re nervous. You can’t change that. It’s going to be a big moment in your life, and you’re going to grow from that moment. And then you’re going to have a lot of other moments.” View commentslast_img read more

Danny Jacobs eyes title, bigger place in middleweight picture

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jacobs meets Sergiy Derevyanchenko inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with the winner taking the IBF’s vacant version of the 160-pound title.There’s been a flurry of changes within the division lately, with Alvarez owning half of the four major titles after edging longtime champion Golovkin last month in their rematch. Demetrius Andrade won the other belt last week, and Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) can put his name on the list of champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 31-year-old from Brooklyn fell just short last year against Golovkin, who hasn’t announced plans for his return from his first loss. And Jacobs would love a first chance at Alvarez, who is challenging for a 168-pound title in his next fight but is expected to return to middleweight afterward.“Many believe and I’m one of them that he beat Gennady Golovkin in this building, and if that’s the case I believe you have every right to call him the best middleweight in the world,” said Eddie Hearn, Jacobs’ promoter. “But on Saturday he has a chance to do that and to move forward to those super fights, those other defining fights that could be out there: a Golovkin rematch, a Canelo fight, a unification fight with Andrade. These are the nights that lay ahead for Danny Jacobs and I know what it means to him to be victorious on Saturday night.” LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, WBA middleweight boxing champion Danny Jacobs acknowledges the crowd during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jacobs meets Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Saturday night, Oct. 27, 2018, inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with the winner taking the IBF’s vacant version of the 160-pound title. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK — Whenever Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin are ready to get back to business in the middleweight division, Danny Jacobs wants to be there waiting.If he wins Saturday, he’d be waiting with a belt around his waist.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It would mean getting by an opponent he knows well. Jacobs and Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) have sparred together and both trained under Andre Rozier, who will remain with Jacobs for the HBO-televised bout. Gary Stark Sr., whom Jacobs has also worked with, is training the Ukrainian for the fight.“So to see these guys on the opposite side of the ring come fight night, it’s going to be bittersweet,” Jacobs said. “We all knew each other for a very, very long time, so it’s almost as if we’re like family. But this is why we do it, for the love of the sport.”And for opportunities like Saturday, which have eluded the 32-year-old Derevyanchenko. A decorated amateur who had more than 400 fights, he’s had trouble finding work as a professional. Even Golovkin wasn’t interested in taking a fight with him when the first date for the Alvarez rematch had to be scrapped because of the Mexican’s positive drug test. Derevyanchenko was the IBF’s mandatory challenger, but Golovkin didn’t pursue a bout so he could wait for Alvarez to be reinstated. The organization backed a challenge from Derevyanchenko’s management, forcing the title off Golovkin and giving the Ukrainian a chance to win it in his first title shot.“This guy’s had a rough road as a pro. Almost impossible to get him fights,” promoter Lou DiBella said. “We had to pull a lot of political machinations and legal machinations and all sorts of stuff to get him to this position, and I’m thrilled that we were able to.“He had to sit and wait out his opportunity as the No. 1 mandatory. He couldn’t make himself unavailable so he had to be relatively inactive and then all of a sudden Danny Jacobs was the next guy in the rankings, and all of a sudden there’s a huge fight for Sergiy, the fight he’s been waiting his whole life for.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mookie Betts: “Pretty cool” to be feted for feeding homeless Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It comes at the end of a card that also includes Puerto Rico’s Alberto Machado defending a 130-pound title against Yuandale Evans, and a rematch of Heather Hardy’s 2016 victory over Shelly Vincent.Derevyanchenko predicted the main event would be a “big war.” Jacobs, a survivor of a rare form of bone cancer, is ready for it.“I fight with glory, I fight with guts, I fight with skill,” Jacobs said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Mourinho taunts crowd as Man United beats Juventus

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allegri was asked if he would have reacted similarly to Mourinho.“No, I leave the pitch immediately to avoid reacting,” he said. “I only get angry, rightly, with my team when they go to sleep every now and then.”United played better than it did when the two sides met in Manchester but Juventus had a number of opportunities and had already hit the woodwork twice before Ronaldo struck in the 65th minute.Bonucci floated a ball over the top of the defense and Ronaldo watched it over his shoulder before volleying into the top right corner.The Portuguese superstar immediately ran to the corner flag, lifted up his shirt and pointed at his impressive stomach muscles.Ronaldo is the all-time record scorer in the Champions League with 121 goals, but this was his first in the competition for Juventus — although he missed one match through suspension after his red card against Valencia.Allegri raised his eyebrows and gave a smile of appreciation at the goal.Juventus seemed certain to be heading for all three points, with United struggling to carve out clear-cut scoring opportunities, but Mata hit a free kick into the top left corner in the 86th minute and that seemed to inspire Jose Mourinho’s side.Minutes later, Marouane Fellaini flicked on a free kick and the ball ricocheted around near the far post before going in off Juventus defender Alex Sandro. Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic fined $25K for postgame comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I came here to do my job and I was insulted for 90 minutes,” Mourinho said. “I wouldn’t do that gesture again but I don’t think I offended anyone and at the time it seemed like the appropriate response to those who had insulted all my family, apart from my Inter one too.”Mourinho is unpopular among Juventus fans after managing bitter rival Inter Milan for three years. After United’s 1-0 loss to Juventus at home two weeks ago, he responded to the goading of the Italian fans by holding up three fingers toward them, denoting the treble of titles — Champions League, Serie A and Italian Cup — he won with Inter in the 2009-10 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis time he had another win to celebrate, after watching his team fight back from Cristiano Ronaldo’s spectacular opening goal. Juan Mata leveled with a free kick four minutes from time and Alex Sandro netted an own goal in the final minute as United blew their Champions League group wide open.Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho reacts towards Juventus’ fans at the end of of the Champions League Group H soccer match between Juventus and Manchester United, at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Manchester United won 2-1. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci angrily approached Mourinho as he cupped his ear at the Bianconeri fans and the United coach was escorted off the pitch by a UEFA official and some members of his staff. It was Juventus’ first defeat in any competition this season.“When I work for a club like Manchester United I need to forget my past as in those 90 minutes I represent Manchester United,” Mourinho said. “But the others (Juventus fans) didn’t forget.“And it is a great joy for me because we won against a super team, and not because they are the enemy of Inter.”Juventus, which was the only team in the Champions League still with a perfect record, remained top of Group H but is only two points ahead of United. Valencia, which earlier beat Young Boys 3-1, is two points further back.“We shouldn’t have given away those free kicks, we’re giving away a lot of those at the moment, it was the only way United was going to score,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “But the team did well, we are still at the top of the group and we have two matches which will allow us to finish first. It’s OK to lose against United, but seeing how the match went it leaves us with a bit of a bitter taste.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Manchester United players celebrate after Juventus defender Alex Sandro scored an own goal during the Champions League group H soccer match between Juventus and Manchester United at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)TURIN, Italy — After listening to taunts from the Juventus crowd for 90 minutes, Jose Mourinho couldn’t help but pay them back in kind.Mourinho had to be escorted off the pitch Wednesday after celebrating Manchester United’s 2-1 comeback win over the Italian side in the Champions League by cupping his hand to his ear to the crowd after the final whistle. The gesture sparked a small altercation with Juventus players that overshadowed one of the most important results of the season for United, which has struggled domestically but now has a great chance of reaching the knockout stage in Europe.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taallast_img read more

More S. Korean skaters come forward with sexual abuse allegations

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vince Carter watches the good times, but is he near goodbye? 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “During the time that the victims were worried about revenge or additional harm from the committee, some other skaters might suffer from similar painful cases.”The two victims plan to hold a press conference next week and take legal action against the perpetrators. The association has been talking with the other four victims, but they are reportedly still reluctant to come forward out of fears of retaliation.The association said it would reveal more cases if the government protects the victims and takes actions to root out the wrongdoings of influential people in skating’s communities. Also, the association called on politicians who have been protecting and supporting the wrongdoers to come out into the open.Cho has been serving a 10-month jail term for the assault of four skaters that dates to 2011. One skater asked for the punishment to be mitigated after coming to an agreement with Cho.Two more of the skaters agreed to mitigated sentencing in an appeal trial that is still ongoing, as Cho’s acquaintances reportedly called and visited the families of the victims repeatedly.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers The Young Skaters Association leader Yeo Jun-hyeong speaks at a press conference on Thursday. Yonhap via The Korea HeraldSEOUL — Additional allegations of sexual abuse in Korea’s skating community were revealed as two more skaters came forward following Olympic short track gold medalist Shim Suk-hee’s claim against her former coach on Tuesday.The Young Skaters Association released a statement Wednesday claiming that there were more sexual abuse cases in Korea’s skating community yet to be disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “The association has investigated the wrongdoings committed by influential people in the community, and we found that six more female skaters have suffered sexual abuse by their coaches besides Shim,” Yeo Jun-hyeong, the leader of the association, told The Korea Herald in a phone interview.According to Yeo, the victims could not come forward sooner as they worried the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee’s leading members would overlook the cases and cause additional harm to the victims.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissShim’s recent revelation, however, led two of the victims to disclose their experiences of abuse. The Olympic medalist and 1,000-meter world champion filed a complaint against her former coach Cho Jae-beom, accusing him of repeated sexual assault from 2014 until just weeks before the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.“The silence of the victims might be the result that the leading members want,” the association’s statement read. MOST READ But two of the three victims backed out of their agreements with Cho on Wednesday. The two changed their minds after hearing about Shim’s case and urged the court to impose stronger punishment against Cho.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

NBA Rockets star Harden fined $25K for ripping referees

first_imgFinal push SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img With 32 consecutive games of 30 points or more, Harden is on the second-longest such streak in NBA history. He scored 30 in the loss to the Lakers. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Referee Scott Foster aroused Harden’s anger, the versatile All-Star saying Foster has a “personal” issue with the Rockets and should not be permitted to officiate any more of their games.Four offensive fouls were called against Harden, the last sending him out of the game with Houston down by six points with 84 seconds remaining, although it was not whistled by Foster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHarden called Foster “rude” and “arrogant” and added, “You aren’t able to talk to him throughout the course of the game. It’s like, how do you build that relationship with officials? It’s pretty frustrating.”Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 36.5 points a game. He also averages 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per contest as well as ranking third in the league with 2.15 steals a game. James Harden (right) of the Houston Rockets argues with referee Michael Smith after getting three fouls during the first quarter in a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. AFPNEW YORK, United States – Houston Rockets guard James Harden was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for public criticism of officiating, the league announced.Harden made his comments to reporters after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the visiting Rockets 111-106 on Thursday at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Tribute to an Outstanding Scholar, Banker, and Friend – Theophilus Totee Bettie

first_imgI first met Theo, as we called him while he was a student at Monrovia College in the early 1980s. He played basketball with two of my good friends: Trokon Karmo and Sam Wlue, the latter would later become my brother. Trokon and I shared a room on the Old Road, and spent many days visiting with Theo, and he, with us. We played basketball together frequently.Later on, Theo enrolled at the University of Liberia. He majored in Economics. It was not long that we consolidated our friendship, when we discovered that we had a mutual friend – Chris Moore, who along with myself, majored in economics. Theo quickly impressed us as a brilliant thinker and a prolific communicator. Theo was a founding member of the Student Integration Movement – SIM – and was its first Standard Bearer.Among Theo’s contemporaries are the likes of Senators Mobutu Nyepan and Abel Massalay, the late Teah Farcharty, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sando Wayne, Supreme Court Justice Kabineh Janneh, Information Minister Lewis Browne, Former Public Works Minister, Samuel Kofi Woods, current Deputy Public Works Minister Zack Sharpe, NEC Commissioner Sam Joe, and Assistant Foreign Affairs Minister Chris Moore. Others include Saye Gbalazeh, now the Vice President for an Insurance Company in the U.S., James Snyder, a U.S-based businessman married to Theo’s sister-in-law, Jimmy was a former student leader at Cuttington University College. The list also includes businessman Curtis Findley, former Commerce Minister Samuel Wlue, and Mining Company CEO Debba Allen. Clearly this is a loss that will be felt painfully across a broad number of us from this generation.An important gift that Theo possessed was a sense of humor. During most of our time together, whether studying, playing sports or socializing, he made us laugh a great deal. Theo’s prowess at scholarship became much clearer while a junior student’ he taught those of us who were his seniors, statistics and econometric.When I graduated from the University of Liberia, I traveled to the US, and later lived in the same house with the woman that Theo later married, Enid Darby, as well as her brother in-law James Snyder and her sister Chanesia Darby, now Mrs. Snyder. My brother, Samuel Wlue and I were a privileged few who braved the messy weather to attend his graduation from Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar with a Master of Science in Economics. I also vividly recall Theo’s wedding to Enid, which followed the birth of their daughter – MM. MM would later become Chris’ goddaughter and the best friend of Chris’ daughter Tracy. The two girls traded visits between Atlanta and Montgomery, Maryland where their parents lived.While in exile, our friendship grew stronger as Theo, Chris, and I would discuss Liberian politics, even write articles and ask one or the other to edit it. In addition, Theo was Chris’ best-man in his wedding. When Theo’s father died a few years back, I wrote a tribute to the elder Bettie, and little did I know that I would have to write one to my friend.Theo returned home and became an Adviser to the Central Bank Governor, and we remained in contact off and on. I returned home, and we met occasionally until I moved to Duport Road, where he lived prior to his present move to the ELWA community. We would meet and have chats about a variety of subjects – always reminding me of how far we had come. He quickly established himself as a banker of note, and then received a promotion to the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank. This announcement was one of our proudest moments. Younger Economists, including my cousin MacDonald Guannu and his cadre of peers were always in awe of his genius and so were we, his buddies.Although Theo died while still working as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, the sky was the limit for what he would have accomplished at home and abroad in the banking field. Although an academic, Theo never lived in an ivory tower. He always wanted to share his knowledge with the “Joe Blow” including his students at the University of Liberia. As a person with significant humility and self-respect, Theo was not afraid to express a dissenting opinion even when his was a lone voice and he was speaking back to power. Ironically, looking back at Theo’s life closely, especially in his latter days, one gets the impression that Theo hardly rested. He always gave his best to everything that he did and died doing the work he loved so dearly.Progressives and Liberians in general, have lost a gifted son. It is only fitting that those of us who called him our friend or mentor and others who worked with him strive to uphold some of the values that he possessed, to honor his memory and contributions. His love for his family, daughter, friends, his job, and his country goes unmatched.Apart from the pain of losing this great scholar whose devotion to country will be his legacy, there is one question that has haunted me since I learned of his death. The question that has kept coming back to me is simple: Where is the replacement? Will we find a suitable replacement with the same level of knowledge, patriotism, and commitment to the cause of change?Theo, rest in peace. Enid, MM, Charlie, Jimmy, Nornjay, Comfort and the rest of the family – May God’s peace dwell among you all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DHL, Lone Star Contest BOTA Rulings

first_imgSeveral rulings by the Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) have been seriously challenged at the Tax Court by a number of taxpayers.BOTA was established in 2009 to provide taxpayers and taxing authorities (Ministry of Finance) with an accessible, fair and efficient appeal process and to resolve appeals in a timely and judicious manner.But some of the taxpayers such as DHL Limited and Lone Star Communications Corporation (LSCC) have already filed a motion for “Judicial Review of Tax Determination” against BOTA.In DHL’s case, they alleged that the Ministry of Finance (MOF) audited the institution covering the period 2007, 2008, 2009 tax bills in the amount of US$328,678.98.In that audit, DHL’s operating expense totaling US$473, 474. 86 was not acceptable as a valid deduction for lack of supporting documents.MOF disallowed it and added the expenses of the deductible to the revenue of DHL for each of the period audited.DHL then requested the Ministry to provide particulars of the transaction for the tax period audited that it deemed unacceptable deduction expenses.The company even asked the Ministry to provide a list of specific transactions to allow for the offering of supporting documents in order to substantiate whether the Ministry’s claims truly exist.That request was rejected by the MOF.It was this rejection that led DHL to complain to BOTA.During the hearing at the BOTA, DHL argued that the Ministry’s failure to provide particulars (that would enable it identify the disallowed transaction) and its request to enforce the collection of its controversial audit should be denied and dismissed.Also requested was that BOTA order the Ministry to provide to DHL details requested to substantial whether or not the MOF claims were genuine.Despite the evidence, BOTA ruled against DHL, stating that the “Ministry provided the taxpayer the reasonable reference used to disallow the taxpayer operating expense.”In the case of Lone Star, the company claimed that BOTA erroneously ruled confirming that Lone Star should make payment in the MOF’s audit report and its re-assessment bill for additional taxes, penalties and interest for the taxable period 2007 to 2011, to the tune of US$19,197,903.44.The cases are pending before the Tax Court for determination.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more