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 Jayson Castro tried his earnest to bring TNT back in the game, cutting the lead to as low as nine, 94-84 with 2:33 remaining, but Jonathan Grey converted huge buckets to stave off the rally and help GlobalPort snag seventh place with a 4-4 card.“We started aggressive,” said coach Pido Jarencio. “TNT played three games in a week so our mindset was to take advantage of that, push the ball, and be aggressive and physical on defense. Luckily from the start, we really played well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGlobalPort found an unlikely hero in Nico Elorde, who stepped up to the challenge and fired 17 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists.Stanley Pringle added 16 markers, 10 boards, four dimes, and three steals, while Bradwyn Guinto got a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Also one of the few heroes for the Batang Pier was Yousef Taha, who poured seven of his 11 markers in the payoff period, which were instrumental in keeping the KaTropa in check as the starters got a much needed rest.“TNT got the momentum, but we’re comfortable because they were still playing catch-up. Our lead was still double digits and it really showed that the players really wanted to enter the playoffs and grabbed this chance,” said Jarencio.Castro topped TNT with 24 points and four assists, while Kelly Williams got 21 markers and 12 boards.The KaTropa has now dropped their last three outings and sit at ninth with their 4-6 record.The Scores:ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track PBA IMAGESGlobalPort used a superb opening surge and did enough to keep TNT at bay to eke out the 99-84 victory and move up in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Batang Pier came hot off the gates with a 21-3 salvo before building that lead to its highest at 30, 67-37.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year GLOBALPORT 99 — Elorde 17, Pringle 16, Guinto 12, Taha 11, Grey 10, Nabong 10, Teng 9, Araña 6, Gabayni 6, Sargent 2, Anthony 0, Flores 0, Juico 0.TNT 84 — Castro 24, Williams 21, Pogoy 14, Carey 10, Tautuaa 8, Semerad 3, Garcia 2, Reyes 2, Paredes 0, Torres 0.Quarters: 34-12, 61-36, 79-64, 99-84.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Composure saves La Salle against FEU MOST READ View comments
1 West Ham’s Morgan Amalfitano celebrates West Ham United returned to winning ways with a Jekyll and Hyde display to sweep aside a depleted Hull City side at the Boleyn Ground.After an instantly forgettable first 45 – the Irons players trudging off to boos at half-time – the game burst into life in the second period as the hosts found their early season form to brush the Tigers aside.Three second half goals from Andy Carroll, Morgan Amalfitano and Stewart Downing ensured the hosts secured victory for the first time in five games.Carroll pounced on a goalkeeping error to fire the east-enders ahead four minutes into the second half, the frontman tapping into the empty net.Sam Allardyce’s men then scored two goals in three minutes, as first Amalfitano collected Alex Song’s through ball to finish cleverly over McGregor before Downing finished coolly to wrap up the win moments later.The Hammers, who were booed off despite victory in this fixture last season due to perceived negative play, picked an offensive line-up with Enner Valencia alongside Carroll as Allardyce looked to attack a struggling Hull side.But it was the depleted visitors who started the brighter, with the speedy Sone Aluko causing the Hammers back four early problems, and the Tigers had two penalty appeals turned away by referee Martin Atkinson inside the first three minutes.The English forward, who had the beating of James Tomkins early on, provided another chance on six minutes, turning his man with ease to find Ahmed Elmohamady, who could only side-foot his effort wide when handily placed inside the box.The Egyptian’s effort appeared to wake up the hosts and they twice went close through Aaron Cresswell and Valencia, who both fired wide of the post from distance.After an instantly forgettable first-half, and fresh from a Allardyce-sized flea in the ear, the Hammers broke down the right, with Downing crossing for captain Kevin Nolan who sent a half-volley inches over the crossbar.In their very next attack the Irons finally got the breakthrough, Carroll reacting quickest to following an error by McGregor, who spilled a tame Valencia shot to allow the former Liverpool man to tap the ball home.West Ham should have been 2-0 up ten minutes later, as Noble’s through ball found Valencia, who rolled his man and broke through one-on-one, only to turn around to see the flag up for offside, although replays suggested the Ecuadorian was on.The summer signing really should have doubled the hosts’ advantage as he collected Michael Dawson’s poor clearance but he could only blast his shot into the side netting.But moments later Allardyce’s men did double their lead, man-of-the-match Alex Song’s delightful through ball finding substitute Amalfitano, who raced onto the ball at pace before producing a lovely dinked finish over the ‘keeper for his third goal of the season.By now the Hammers were rampant and Downing made it three with their next attack, the former Middlesbrough man collecting another Song ball to burst through on goal before coolly slotting home to calm any nerves surfacing around Upton Park.The hosts continued to bomb forward as they searched for a fourth with Nolan and Carroll both going close, but those half-time jeers soon turned to full time cheers as the Irons continued their charge for Europe.
Here AFP Sport picks out three pivotal matches in Wednesday’s action:Arteta needs to get Gunners firingArsenal have been in the English top-flight since 1919 but Mikel Arteta’s side could be drawn into a relegation scrap © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISThe old adage ‘too good to go down’ should apply to Arsenal, who have been a fixture in the top tier since 1919/20. However, they are just six points above the drop zone and new boss Mikel Arteta would probably have preferred an easier opponent than Manchester United as he bids to win his first game after a draw and defeat in his opening two matches in charge.The United attack will be licking their lips at the thought of giving the weak Gunners defence a thorough test with goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defenders Skohdran Mustafi and David Luiz far from reliable. Arteta will want to see more of what his side produced in the opening half hour of the 2-1 defeat by Chelsea if they are to avoid a fifth successive home loss in all competitions — their present run of four is their worst since 1959.“Individual errors cost you games but I can’t fault the effort, commitment and for putting in place what we practised,” said Arteta.However, with confidence at a low ebb defeat for Arsenal on Wednesday and victory for third from bottom Aston Villa at Burnley would suck them deeper into the relegation battle.Hammers pray Moyes delivers in second comingDavid Moyes saved West Ham once and now he is being asked to do it a second time © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLDavid Moyes may not be welcomed back universally by West Ham fans but if the 55-year-old saves them from relegation for a second time like he did in the 2017-18 season, before being dispensed with, then all will be forgiven. A home game for the side fourth from bottom against Bournemouth, who are just a point above them in 16th, represents a seemingly ideal first challenge.However, their home form has been as woeful as Arsenal’s with four successive defeats — equalling their worst run in the Premier League since November 2005 — and it would not be a surprise to see Moyes energise their attack by selecting both Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller.The Cherries have largely escaped attention in their terrible run — just one win in nine — but the pressure may begin to mount on Eddie Howe with a defeat.“It feels great to be home,” said Moyes. “I feel like I’ve got unfinished business.”Watford’s revival faces stern Wolves testTroy Deeney’s Watford have been transformed by Nigel Pearson since he took over as manager © AFP/File / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVASNigel Pearson engineered a remarkable rescue act for Leicester in the 2014-15 season — at the time they were only the third side to escape the drop having been bottom at Christmas — arguably laying the foundations for their even more miraculous title win the following campaign.The 56-year-old — who was relieved of his duties prior to the league winning season — could be on course to do the same for second from bottom Watford. Their third manager this term has guided them to two wins and a draw in four matches since taking over.This new found confidence was reflected in easing to a 3-0 win over third from bottom Aston Villa on Saturday — scoring two of their goals after they had been reduced to 10 men — and this will be a much needed weapon when they host Wolverhampton Wanderers.Wolves arrive sitting pretty in seventh place and on the back of an impressive win over champions Manchester City and considered unlucky to have lost to Liverpool on Sunday.Pearson for his part will be looking for more of the same of what he witnessed against Villa: “We showed good intensity. We showed incredible unity on the pitch and bench. We have to make sure that remains high on our agenda — to keep the players together.”FixturesWednesday (1500 GMT unless stated)Brighton v Chelsea, Burnley v Aston Villa (both 1230), Newcastle v Leicester, Southampton v Tottenham, Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester City v Everton (1730), Norwich City v Crystal Palace (1730), West Ham v Bournemouth (1730), Arsenal v Manchester United (2000)ThursdayLiverpool v Sheffield United (2000)0Shares0000(Visited 19 times, 4 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool appear to be sailing to the Premier League title but the battle against relegation is developing into a nail-biter © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 31 – Liverpool appear to have the Premier League title wrapped up with a 13-point advantage over second-placed Leicester but the fight to avoid relegation looks like being a down to the wire tussle.Just nine points separates ninth-placed Crystal Palace and third from bottom Aston Villa.
1 Brendan Rodgers Liverpool fans have been praying for the news of Brendan Rodgers’ sacking for weeks and now it has finally happened.Reds fans have wished him well, while hoping for a big name replacement to come in and take the reigns at Anfield, such as Jurgen Klopp or Carlo Ancelotti.But not everyone is happy with the news as rival fans have expressed their dismay that he will no longer be the one insisting Dejan Lovren starts in central defence. See the best reaction on social media below …
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSkateboard parks have been a politically sensitive issue in the city for years. Councilman Steve Bradford, a strong proponent of the idea, has fueled much of the drive. In 2002, county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke gave the city $150,000 to build one. But a 2004 plan to build a skate park in the north – at El Segundo Boulevard and Wilton Place – fell through when residents balked at the idea of throngs of teens hanging out on their block. On Dec. 11, the Gardena City Council voted unanimously to pursue a skate park at Arthur Johnson, even though Bradford and Councilwoman Rachel Johnson said it should be at Rowley Park, which is on the city’s northern edge. “My only concern is that Arthur Johnson Park won’t service the whole city. And we’ll have many little skateboarders skating on curbs and rails all over the city, in our neighborhoods, and putting themselves at risk,” Johnson said, before voting to approve the plans. Brian Naulls lives only two miles from a proposed skate park in Gardena, but it might as well be a world away for the 12-year-old. His home near Bell Park, where he and his friends skate, is in the center of the city. Arthur Johnson Park, where the city’s first skate park is set to be built, is on the southern edge. Naulls enjoys performing ollies and kick flips, but Arthur Johnson Park is just too far away for him to get there on his own. “My mom might take me, but not every day,” Naulls said, of the skate park. Arthur Johnson made it to the top of the list because it has an unused blacktop area, Director of Recreation and Human Services Kelly Fujio said. The city’s other parks would be forced to lose either green space or some recreation area like tennis or basketball courts to make way for the skate ramps, she said. Rowley Park is not feasible because it is already overused, she said. Fujio said she believes the city should have higher priorities – a teen or senior center, maybe a dog park. Or, even better, facilities for park visitors who are physically handicapped. “Our parks are overburdened as it is for open space,” Fujio said. “We would really not want to see (a skate park) at any of our parks. But, if we had to choose a location, we chose one that can hold it.” Holly Park Homeowners Association President Tasha Cerda said she supports the skate park, though she hasn’t heard much opinion from residents one way or the other. Cerda also said she doubts that kids from the north side of the city would make it down to Arthur Johnson. “We would like to see one inside Rowley Park,” she said. “I do see kids skating everywhere. They skate at vacant parking lots, off the inclines. I think it would get a lot of these kids off the street.” Cheryl Sherman, a member of Friends of Gardena Willows Wetlands Preserve, said she doesn’t think the skate park would affect the willows, which are adjacent to Arthur Johnson Park. “I think it needs to be a place that’s multifunctional. If it were a teen center and a skateboard park, I think that would be real good because, if you could draw them in there to skate, there’s a good chance you could draw them in for teen activities,” Sherman said. The next step for the city will be getting skaters to attend community meetings to make suggestions for the skate park’s design. “My concern now is that we reach these young folks that we see every day skateboarding throughout the community, and really get their buy-in on this,” Bradford said. “I think it’s key that their voices are heard.” firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Juventus eased into the Champions League final with a 2-1 victory over Monaco at the Juventus Stadium to claim a 4-1 aggregate victory against the Ligue 1 leaders.Heading into the game with the huge advantage of two away goals, Juve never looked troubled, and had their place in the Cardiff final guaranteed by half-time after Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves had scored.Kylian Mbappe pulled one back for ASM in the second half to continue his fine season, though there was never any fear Juve would be pegged back by the plucky French outfit.Monaco started on the front foot, Falcao forcing a save from Buffon in the opening seconds, before Mbappe hit the post with a low strike – though he was called for being in an offside position.After a shaky start, Juve grew into the game; Mandzukic twice got on the end of balls in the Monaco area, but failed to create anything.Dybala wasted possession on the edge of the Monaco box which led to Silva breaking towards Buffon’s goal, but his pass through to Falcao failed to find the Colombia striker.It was a simple ball which would have put Falcao through on goal, and Silva was evidently frustrated.And he was lucky Higuain wasted a fine chance to hand Juve the lead just moments later.The forward claimed possession in the Monaco box after they had failed to clear the ball, but, faced one-on-one with Subasic, decided to chip the keeper. A wise idea, as Subasic was wrong-footed, but Glik managed to get back and smash the ball clear before it passed the goal line.Subasic was called into duty frequently over the next few passages of play.He saved excellently from Mandzukic, but could do nothing to prevent the Croatian opening the scoring in the 32nd minute.A wonderful cross from Alves curled onto Mandzukic’s head, and through Subasic did well to save his original header, the rebound was thrashed home by the 30-year-old.Higuain then had the ball in the net but was correctly whistled for offside, Subasic saved well from the Argentine, but it was from the keeper’s poor clearance which led to Juve’s second goal of the night.His poor punch from a corner fell to Alves just outside the area, and the Brazil full-back struck a wonderful first-time volley past the keeper to all-but secure Juventus’ place in the final.After the break, Juve were strolling around the park as they eased their way to victory.Cuadrado should have scored moments after being introduced from the bench, but he delayed his shot and was eventually dispossessed by Raggi.Monaco looked out of sorts, aware they were already defeated with a half of football left to play.But, one neat move got them a goal back. Mbappe was played into the left side of the area and forced a corner from Buffon. From the resultant set piece, Moutinho worked the ball along the face of goal, and Mbappe got there first to tap the ball past Buffon.Monaco continued to press as they chased a second goal, even though the game was beyond them.Moutinho, Fabinho and Mbappe all had shots which came to nothing, and as time passed Juve slowed down play to kill the game.They are masters of the art, and the final few minutes passed without incident as Allegri’s men booked their place in the Cardiff showpiece. 1 Juventus will play either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final
Tim Sherwood has confirmed Shay Given will start Aston Villa’s FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday.The veteran keeper turns 39 on Monday and will face the Reds this weekend to continue his comeback at the club.Given made just two league appearances under ex-manager Paul Lambert, although he has been Villa’s goalkeeper for the cups after losing his regular place to Brad Guzan in 2012. He was loaned out to Middlesbrough last season and failed to play a game for Villa.But Sherwood will put his faith in the Donegal man to help his side into the final.He said: “Shay plays. Absolutely. He’s done nothing wrong Shay, he’s a large part of the reason we’re in this semi-final.“The saves he made against Leicester were fantastic and at the right time. He trains fantastically well and he’s pushing Brad all the way for that No.1 spot.” GIVEN TO PLAY IN CUP SEMI-FINAL AT WEMBLEY – THE DAY BEFORE HIS 39TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: April 17th, 2015 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:Aston VilladonegalLiffordLiverpoolShay Given
Hubble contributed a game-high three goals. “It’s a higher level of water polo,” Hubble said of the Marmonte play he knows won’t get much easier after the Chargers (4-3, 0-1). “The only time Malibu faces teams like this is in playoffs.” SIMI VALLEY – Blake Hubble’s first taste of Marmonte League water polo was a sweet one. After spending the past two seasons at Malibu, where the Sharks routinely cruise through Frontier League play undefeated, Hubble made his Marmonte debut Wednesday with Royal of Simi Valley and quickly discovered the competitiveness that lies ahead. In a matchup of Southern Section Div. IV top-10 teams and perennial title contenders, defending Marmonte champion Royal held off Agoura for an 8-6 victory Wednesday in the league opener at Rancho Simi Park. “He adds a whole other dimension,” Snyder said. “Talk about getting lucky, we just got lucky getting him.” Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With playoff-like intensity, Agoura rallied to even the score 4-4 on a breakaway goal by Brian Gross with 4:38 remaining in the third quarter. Robert Luebell broke the tie and put Royal (4-2, 1-0) ahead for good with 2:28 left in the quarter. Agoura closed within one on a goal by Justin Kovanis early in the fourth quarter, but Danny Polyakov’s potential tying shot skipped over the crossbar. “We pulled out a lucky win,” Royal coach Steve Snyder said. In addition to Hubble’s goals, the Highlanders had two by Ben Cobb and one each by Luebell, Adam Thomas and Tyler McClure. Juan Camero added four steals. Royal is attempting to repeat as league champion despite graduating last year’s Marmonte co-MVPs. Hubble, an All-Southern Section junior left-hander, helped fill the void with his August transfer.
QUARTZ HILL_ A look at the Golden League tennis season: Team of the Year: Quartz Hill Junior singles standout Ashley Litchfield set the tone for what was one of Quartz Hill’s most successful seasons in school history. Quartz Hill has dominated the Antelope Valley circuit for years, winning 17 consecutive Golden League titles. In advancing to the Southern Section Div. IV semifinals for the first time since 1992, it brought a measure of respect to an area not as highly regarded as its coastal counterparts. After staving off a tough challenge from upstart Highland, which narrowly lost to Quartz Hill 10-8, the Rebels, who were ranked 10th in the last Southern Section Div. IV poll, upset Rio Mesa of Oxnard and Oak Park in second round and quarterfinal matches, 10-8 and 11-7. Quartz Hill lost to section champion Beverly Hills 12-6 in the semifinals. Player of the Year: Ashley Litchfield, Quartz Hill AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals As one of the few players ranked among the top 100 in the USTA’s Southern California region among 18-and-unders who live North of the 405/I-5 interchange (she’s ranked No. 52), Litchfield faced constant pressure to lead her team. She thrived amid that pressure, winning the league’s individual title against Highland’s Zahra Ghorbani, and becoming just the second player in school history to advance to the third round of the Southern Section individual playoffs. Coach of the Year: Bill Lenaway, Quartz Hill Lenaway may have made leading Quartz Hill to its 17th consecutive league title – all under his coaching tenure – easy, but it wasn’t. A vocal conditioning proponent, Lenaway literarily walked the walk, participating in the grueling sprint drills he directed his players to do. Lenaway got a young team with just three seniors among its nine regular starters to maintain its composure amid intense pressure. He also showed himself to be imaginative, employing several lineup shakeups including bringing up freshman ground stroke specialist Navolita Ikahihifo to team up with junior Renuka Rudra on the Rebels’ No. 1 doubles team during the regular season, and then moving No. 2 singles player Prapti Singh into Ikahihifo’s spot for the league championships. Biggest surprise: Carolyn Smith, Quartz Hill An unpolished doubles player as a freshman last season, Smith developed into a poised sophomore in the No. 3 singles spot was a key factor in Quartz Hill’s title run. Her season highlights included an upset victory over Ghorbani in the first meeting between the two teams. Biggest disappointment: Southern Section pollsters Quartz Hill had success in virtually every venue they participated, and shockingly kept falling in the Southern Section Div. IV rankings as the season progressed. The Rebels’ only regular-season loss was to Div. III finalist Valencia. Quartz Hill won its own tournament and placed second at the Valencia tournament. The Rebels had the last laugh on the pollsters though, with victories over No. 4 Oak Park and No. 5 Rio Mesa. A look ahead: Quartz Hill returns virtually its entire nucleus, most notably Ashfield and Smith, and with Beverly Hills moving up to Div. I next season, the Rebels figure to be poised for a title run. “A lot of it will depend on how hard they work in the offseason, but with Beverly Hills out of our division I’ve got to look at my team and think we’ve got a chance of winning the title next year,” Lenaway said. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Examples continue to accumulate that some of the most interesting and fruitful science projects involve copying design principles found in nature. This “biomimetics” approach not only pleases the consumers who can look forward to greener, cheaper, better products, but leads to deeper understandings of nature’s workings.Gecko adhesives: PhysOrg published a story on the ongoing efforts to imitate the superb adhesive properties of gecko toes. “The gecko footpad’s unique structure and function make it one of the most efficient adhesion systems found in nature,” said a scientist from Northeastern University.Genetic computers: Scientists at the University of Reading got “genetic inspiration” for the storage and processing of digital information, according to another press release on PhysOrg. By imitating genetics, the researchers think they can “revolutionize” information technology.Windpipe microbots: Your windpipe is lined with cilia that keep the lining clean. A new microbot designed at Stanford and University of Washington has artificial cilia – but that’s only one biomimetic part of the design, according to Science Daily. By imitating a centipede, the UW microbot can carry seven times its own weight and move in any direction. The team struggled to get the actuators and power supply small enough to compete with the living thing.A related approach to biomimetics is to harness the actual biological material. Science Daily announced that “Biologically Inspired Technology Produces Sugar from Photosynthetic Bacteria.” Harvard has a “Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.” The institute succeeded in producing simple sugars and lactic acid by engineering bacteria to produce what they desired.These stories are each worth reading in more detail. For a little fun, see if you can find any mention of evolution in them, or any indication that evolutionary theory was useful in any way in these science projects. Then look for how design concepts played a role in guiding the teams toward understanding and productivity. If you have kids needing to do a science project, why not turn them on to biomimetics? Send them into the backyard or woods and have them try to copy a natural technology and make something useful from it. The effort might just give them a head start toward a productive career – in addition to helping them learn not to take biological design for granted.(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0