NLEX sweeps Alaska, enters semis for first time

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kevin Alas led all scorers with 18 points, including an acrobatic drive that extended the Road Warriors advantage, 87-83, with 1:12 to go. Alas also grabbed nine rebounds.The Aces, who drew a beastly effort from Calvin Abueva, missed their last five attempts from the field inside the final three minutes.Abueva wound up with 17 points and 16 rebounds for Alaska, which had 24 turnovers and shot only 4-of-20 from downtown.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tigresses on wrong side of history as Lady Warriors finally end skid Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City NLEX’s Kevin Alas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX booked a historic trip to the semifinals after sweeping Alaska following an 87-83 win in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Michael Miranda emerged as the unlikely hero for the Road Warriors, who arranged a best-of-seven semis duel with No. 2 Magnolia beginning Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Miranda reentered the game with 3:20 left in the game after replacing JR Quiñahan, who fouled out, and scored five unanswered points, a 3-pointer and two free throws, that put NLEX ahead for good, 85-80, with 2:06 remaining.He finished with 12 and three rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We knew before the game that Alaska was going to get back at us a lot harder than in our first game. Our luck held up and the team deserves the credit,” said Yeng Guiao, who is only in his second season as NLEX’s head coach.“They really wanted this. They’re very hungry to make the semifinals and make our fans happy, make our supporters happy, our management happy. This bunch of guys were able to at least get to the farthest level that we can get.”last_img read more

INVESTIGATION OF DEATH OF RURAL CASTANA, IOWA WOMAN CONTINUES

first_imgThe Iowa Department of Criminal investigation has confirmed the identity of a woman whose body was found last month in Monona County.The D-C-I says that woman was 66-year-old Cheryl Stowe.Stowe’s body was found about a mile and a half from her rural Castana home on June 27th.That was the day after co-workers asked the Monona County Sheriff to check on her welfare because she did not show up for work on June 26th.Deputies made contact with and arrested her grandson, Eliot Stowe on an outstanding warrant for a probation violation.Eliot Stowe remains in custody in the Monona County Jail.The investigation of Stowe’s death is continuing and authorities do not believe there is any present danger to the public.No other details are being released at this time.last_img read more

Beckham’s Miami group braced for MLS launch

first_imgMLS Beckham’s Miami group braced for long-awaited MLS launch Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 04:18 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David Beckham Glyn Kirk MLS A member of the English superstar’s ownership group said there will be “big news to announce in Miami in the near future” David Beckham’s MLS franchise in Miami is closing in on a long-awaited formal launch, with a member of the club’s ownership group indicating an announcement is coming “in the near future.”MLS announced in February 2014 that Beckham had exercised an option from his LA Galaxy contract to launch a club for a discounted expansion fee, though the franchise’s final approval has been put on hold amid drawn-out negotiations to build a soccer-specific stadium in South Florida.But the English superstar met with fellow investors Marcelo Claure and Jorge and Jose Mas on Thursday and Friday in Kansas City as the new ownership group prepares to confirm an MLS franchise that will play in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We had super, super productive meetings in KC,” Jorge Mas told the Miami Herald. “I’m very excited for what we can bring the Miami soccer fan, and we’ll have some big news to announce in Miami in the near future.”Being a native, I’m a Miami guy 1,000 percent, and I want to make this a really special team with a really special fan experience.”The Herald reports that the team name and preliminary uniform designs will be unveiled at the event, which is expected to take place in late January.MLS announced last month that the Miami-based Mas brothers and Japanese entrepreneur Masayoshi Son had joined Beckham, Sprint CEO Claure and entertainment entrepreneur Simon Fuller in the proposed club’s ownership group.The investors also met with Kansas City-based architectural firm Populous to discuss design ideas for the new stadium and toured the facilities of MLS side Sporting Kansas City, which launched its own soccer-specific venue in 2011.last_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great moment

first_imgArsenal boss Emery welcomes back defensive trio: Great momentby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery is delighted to see their medical room clearing.For their Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest, Emery welcomed Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding back into first-team – while Kieran Tierney made his debut.All three made a big impression as we beat Nottingham Forest – and Unai Emery praised the trio and believes they will make a big impact.”It’s amazing news,” the head coach said. “It was amazing to see the people’s reaction to Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin, who played his first 15 minutes [at the end]. “It was a great moment. We can be a better competitive team with them. For us having every player available is the perfect moment. “Now we have two injuries with Lacazette and Smith Rowe, and hopefully in a few weeks he can be training with the possibility to play. Really we are really happy with Hector, Rob and Kieran.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Keyshawn Johnson Is Taking 11 California HS FB Recruits On A Huge Trip This Weekend To Texas, A&M, OU, Nebraska

first_imgKeyshawn Johnson during a broadcast.There will be quite a football posse traveling through Texas and the Midwest this weekend. According to Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson will be taking the “California 11,” a group of 11 California-based high school football recruits, on a recruiting trip this weekend. The group, which includes Johnson’s son, Keyshawn Jr., a four-star WR, will be visiting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Nebraska, before traveling back to the West Coast. I can confirm that Keyshawn Johnson is headed to Austin to barnstorm the state with 11 recruits from Cali, including his highly touted son— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Keyshawn Johnson @Thromedamnball and the California 11 will hit Texas A&M Fri practice, visit Texas Sat, OU Jr day Sun and Nebraska Mon— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball are flying into Austin and driving to College Station for the Texas A&M Friday Night practice— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will drive back to Austin and spend Saturday visiting with @TexasFB and coach @Strong_TexasFB— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will then make the 6-7 hour drive from Austin to Norman for the Oklahoma Junior Day on Sun— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015The California 11 led by @Thromedamnball will leave OU and head to Nebraska to visit the Cornhuskers, then fly back to Cali from Lincoln— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among 2016 recruits in the Cali 11 are Michael Pittman, Marquel Dismuke, Isaiah Hayes and Khalil Tate— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015Among the 2017 recruits in the Cali 11 are WR Keyshawn Johnson Jr., WR Terrell Bynum, CB Darnay Holmes, CB Jermani Brown, QB Tristan Gebbia— Clarence Hill (@clarencehilljr) March 6, 2015That sounds like one heck of a trip. Be on the lookout for some top football prospects, Longhorns, Aggies, Sooners and Huskers.last_img read more

Here’s Video Of NC State Students Going Nuts After Beejay Anya’s Game-Winner

first_imgNC State watch Beejay Anya hit game-winner.NC State scored a huge come-from-behind victory Thursday night, as sophomore forward Beejay Anya hit a game-winning jump hook with no time remaining on the clock against LSU to move his team to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. As you’d imagine, the fans back in Raleigh were just a bit excited. The below video, which shows a few hundred students celebrating on campus, has gone viral.Here’s Anya’s shot, for those who missed it. The party is on in Raleigh. The Wolfpack will get No. 1 Villanova on Saturday, and if they win that one, look out.last_img read more

Report Navig8 Adds More Ships to Orderbook in China

first_imgzoom UK-based shipping company Navig8 Group has increased its orderbook with up to six more vessels, data provided by Asiasis shows.The company reportedly exercised options for four tankers, each featuring 50,000 dwt, and two more Aframaxes.Although financial details related to the orders were not disclosed, Asiasis listed 2019 as the year of delivery for the new ships.The additional units would be constructed by China’s shipbuilding major New Times Shipbuilding.On its website, Navig8 Group listed eight MR tankers which are currently on order at the shipyard. The data indicated that the units would join their owner one per month starting from April 2019.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Niki Taylor What World Blood Donor Day Means To Me

first_imgModel Niki Taylor has blogged about what World Blood Donor Day means to her.“June 14 is World Blood Donor Day,” she wrote. “I celebrate it every year in honor of blood and platelet donors – modern day superheroes – who volunteer to roll up a sleeve and provide a lifesaving gift for patients they don’t even know.“Sixteen years ago, these superheroes were there for me after a major car accident. In a matter of seconds, my life completely changed. I had severe internal injuries, needed over 41 surgeries (including three in a 24 hour period), and received approximately 100 units of blood. I will always be grateful to the amazing doctors and American Red Cross blood donors who made my recovery possible.“Since the accident, I’ve worked with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood and platelet donations. Patients depend on these donations every day. It’s so important to keep a sufficient supply on the shelves, especially during times like summer, when many regular donors are on vacation.“Beauty comes from within – and what is more beautiful than the blood and platelet donors who generously give of themselves to help save lives?”To read the full blog and find out more, click here.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,172.72, up 45.91 points):Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 1.18 per cent, to $11.11 on 6.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 31 cents, or 2.50 per cent, to $12.73 on 5.53 million shares.Precision Drilling Corp. (TSX:PD). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $3.49 on 5.49 million shares.Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 4.18 per cent, to $9.22 on 4.4 million shares.Veresen Inc. (TSX:VSN). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 0.33 per cent, to $18.03 on 4.2 million shares.Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:BIR). Oil and gas. Up nine cents, or 1.45 per cent, to $6.28 on 3.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Retail. Up $2.88 cents, or 14.48 per cent, to $22.61 on 1.6 million shares. Canada’s second-largest grocery retailer reported it earned $54 million or 20 cents per diluted share on $6.27 billion in sales in the first quarter of its 2018 financial year. That compared with a profit of $65.4 million or 24 cents per share diluted share on nearly $6.19 billion in sales a year earlier. Empire also said it is working to mitigate proposed minimum wage increases on its Ontario and Alberta operations, which could be up to $25 million in its 2018 financial year and $70 million in its 2019 financial year.last_img read more

Surerus and Macro joint ventures selected by TransCanada to build Coastal GasLink

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – TransCanada Corp. announced today that it has conditionally awarded contracts to the Surerus Murphy and Macro Spiecapag joint ventures, as well as SA Energy Group and Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Inc. to build the proposed Coastal GasLink Pipeline.TransCanada said that the contracts are conditional pending a positive final investment decision by LNG Canada to build a proposed LNG export terminal in Kitimat. TransCanada said that the cumulative value of the four contracts will total approximately $2.8 billion.“The selection of our construction team is an important milestone for the Coastal GasLink project,” said Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project president Rick Gateman. “The project will create significant employment opportunities for Indigenous communities in northern B.C. as well as local skilled labourers and businesses. Our pipeline, connecting prolific Northeast B.C. gas to high value, international end-use markets via the LNG Canada liquefaction facility in Kitimat, will allow British Columbians and Canadians alike the opportunity to more effectively benefit from the responsible development of our valuable natural gas resources.”The four contractors will be directly responsible for hiring a projected 2,500 workers over the four-year construction period, and TransCanada said there will be a special emphasis placed on hiring locally first, giving priority to qualified local and Indigenous businesses in northern B.C. To date, Coastal GasLink has spent approximately $60 million locally in northern B.C., including over $3 million on community investment initiatives, education and skills training initiatives.last_img read more