LeBron thanks ‘patient’ Philippines for welcoming him back

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees James is in the country for his Strive for Greatness Tour sports giant Nike organized.The four-time NBA MVP was supposed to visit the country in September of 2016 but it was cancelled due to “logistical challenges.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It took almost a year for James’ return to happen and he fulfilled his promise with a private session with members of the Gilas program and the media.“I’m thankful for you guys accepting me with open arms,” said James. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERLeBron James thanked the hoops-crazed nation for welcoming him back for the third time after his 2016 visit was postponed.“First of all thanks for being patient, I told you guys I’d come back,” said James Saturday at Kerry Sports during his media session.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies James spent the afternoon guiding the press and select Gilas Pilipinas players in an intense workout.RELATED VIDEO Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ View comments Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sharapova throws shade at Wozniacki: Where is she? Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash02:54Praise, festivities at Quiapo Church ahead of Black Nazarene’s return01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Crabbe, LeVert star as Nets nip Grizzlies

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Crabbe increased Brooklyn’s advantage 116-108 with 38 seconds left, but Memphis made it interesting.Wayne Selden Jr., who scored 17 points of the bench, hit a 3, and JaMychal Green made a layup to make it 117-115 with 12 seconds left. Spencer Dinwiddie then hit a free throw to extend the Nets’ lead to 118-115 with 11 seconds to go before Harrison missed a potential tying 3 with 0.4 seconds remaining.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Tyreke Evans (inactive) did not play. He was replaced by Harrison in the starting lineup. … Deyonta Davis started at center in place of Gasol. It was just his third start of the season. … Green had a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds.Nets: Crabbe moved into second place for the most 3-pointers in a season by a player in franchise history. His first 3-pointer of the night gave him 163, passing Joe Johnson. The 25-year-old is now three shy of Deron Williams’ record of 169 set during the 2012-13 season.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Continue their three-game trip at Philadelphia on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Oladipo helps Pacers rally past Lakers Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe (33) tries to strip the ball from Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) as Brooks drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — Allen Crabbe and Caris LeVert each scored 22 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-115 on Monday night.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and DeMarre Carroll scored 18 points for the Nets, who have two straight wins for the first time since Jan. 19-21.ADVERTISEMENT Andrew Harrison, who missed Memphis’ last nine games due to a right wrist injury, scored 19 points, and Brionte Webber had a career-high 15. The Grizzlies have lost 20 of 21.Memphis was without Marc Gasol due to flu-like symptoms. The team has lost 15 straight games on the road since a Christmas Eve victory at Sacramento.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 folkBrooklyn trailed 94-87 heading into the fourth quarter before turning it around against the NBA’s second-worst team.Carroll capped a string of three straight 3s to tie it at 97 with 8:45 remaining in the final period. After a three-second defensive technical free throw by Harrison gave the Grizzlies a 101-100 lead with 6:54 left, the Nets scored nine straight points highlighted by LeVert’s dunk with 4:07 left to lead 109-101. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Nets: Host Charlotte on Wednesday night to close their three-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

FEU clips La Salle to open UAAP Season 81 campaign

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Banario falls to Khan, Edward Kelly gets DQ win over Lee Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img FEU managed to hit its groove in latter part of the fourth quarter mounting a crucial 7-0 run that effectively put the Green Archers down for good.Arvin Tolentino hit a big 3-point shot that gave the Tamaraws a 58-56 lead with 3:19 left before Jasper Parker and Hubert scored back-to-back buckets for a 62-56 buffer with 1:55 remaining in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I actually liked the way the game was played during halftime because it wasn’t a high scoring one and that was to our advantage,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.“And I like how my players stuck to my game plan and kept their discipline. I just told them that the offense will come and it eventually happened in the second half.” Toelntino had a team-high 13 points for the Tamaraws while Kenneth Tuffin and Axel Iñigo had 11 and 10 points apiece.Santi Santillan led La Salle with 19 points and 10 boards. FEU’s Jasper Parker goes for a layup against the outstretched arms of DLSU’s Santi Santillan in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonFar Eastern University opened its year by edging De La Salle, 68-61, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Tamaraws managed to clamp down on the Green Archers while also staging some quality offense in the fourth quarter after a 48-tie in the third.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Rotary Mega Lottery’s final draw fast approaching

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Finally, winners of the remaining prizes from the Rotary Club will be picked soon.The final draws for the 50/50 prize and the mega prize will be on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at the Totem Mall. The 50/50 prize will be drawn at 3:15 p.m. and the mega prize will be drawn at 3:30 p.m.If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket for this draw, they are still for sale at the Totem Mall from now up until 3 p.m. on the day of.- Advertisement –last_img

Peace Gallery North’s opening night of Harvest Moon Exhibition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace Gallery North has its opening night of their Harvest Moon Exhibition, tonight, Friday, September 6th, 2019 from 7 pm – 9 pm.The exhibition is a preview of original art to be auctioned at the 36th Annual Art Auction held October 5th, 2019.This evening will include entertainment by Intermezzo, as well as refreshments and appetizers by the Cultured Cafe.- Advertisement -The Peace Gallery North is located at the North Peace Cultural CentreTo view the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Taking to the skies

first_imgA Southwest Airlines 737 makes its final approach to Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport, which has become a popular alternative to LAX. Photo by John McCoy / Staff Photographer It has been so successful that Los Angeles World Airports officials want to create up to eight more FlyAway stations around the county to encourage travelers to use other airports and reduce traffic congestion around LAX. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank – easily accessible to Valley travelers – has become even more popular with an expansion of flights to the East Coast. Southwest – the airport’s biggest user – SkyWest and JetBlue airlines carried more than 5.5 million passengers through Burbank in 2005. Although city-owned Palmdale Regional Airport is capable of handling 300,000 passengers a year, major commercial airlines have resisted flying out of the Antelope Valley, saying it is too far from Los Angeles to attract passengers. However, lawmakers are pushing a plan to regionalize Los Angeles’ airports, reviving hopes that Palmdale could become a viable option for Southern California travelers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Already one of the world’s five busiest airports, Los Angeles International Airport is preparing for a new age of bigger jets – and coping with increased security threats – with a $4 billion makeover negotiated by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The renovation deal resolved lawsuits over a larger modernization plan and includes plans to lengthen and separate runways that can accommodate new jumbo jets carrying more passengers to and from Southern California’s landmark airport. At the same time, passenger traffic at the airport will be limited to 79.8 million a year. Debate on other elements of the plan remains open, including creation of an off-site terminal where all passengers and baggage would be processed.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Other local airports are also making provisions for growth. Van Nuys Airport, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and ranked as the world’s busiest general-aviation airport, is wrestling with a master plan that could open it to more business from corporate jets. At the Van Nuys FlyAway terminal, a badly needed expansion will add 800 parking spots to the lot at Woodley Avenue and Saticoy Street. The FlyAway opened in 1975, and runs an average of 102 buses a day between Van Nuys and LAX. Some 750,000 passengers a year travel from Van Nuys to LAX, paying $6 for a round-trip ticket and $4 a day to park. There was some controversy over construction work on the Van Nuys FlyAway, which officials say was resolved.last_img read more

High gas prices get many more drivers on bus

first_imgThe Simi Valley Transit buses operated by the city of Simi Valley, with a $1.25 fare, had a 14 percent increase from April 2005 to April of this year to 38,831 riders. “Part of it is because of the surge in gas prices and part because of the Town Center mall opening,” said Claude McFerguson, the city’s transit superintendent. Three of the city’s main routes have stops at the mall, which opened in October, two routes have stops at the Simi Valley Metrolink station, one goes into the San Fernando Valley and stops at the Chatsworth Metrolink station and one stops at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. “I think it is terrific people in Simi are using mass transit to get around,” City Councilman Glen Becerra said. “It shows we have a bus system that allows people to navigate the community. Our buses are beautiful, clean and new. They are a wonderful way to get around town. You are taking cars off the road. There are all sorts of benefits to the community.” Although many bus riders say they have no choice because they are unable to drive, others say the high gas prices made them choose public transit. Jeremiah Win of Simi Valley said he has a car but likes to ride the bus. “I’m going to the Simi Valley Cultural Center,” said Win, who is taking a film class there. “I’m taking the bus to save gas and parking. It also relieves my stress from driving.” Concerns about money led Matthew Martinez to take the bus, and he enjoys the air-conditioned rides. “I don’t make enough money to spend this much on gas,” he said. “I’ve been riding the bus for about three weeks because of the gas prices.” Gary Bodkins, 63, said he lives in a senior citizen housing complex where most of the residents, including himself, don’t drive. “I started riding the bus in 1999 because of the expense of driving a car,” he said. “As you get older, it’s one of the costs you no longer need.” He said not having a car has actually allowed him to travel more. “I went to Spain and Portugal last year,” he said. Thousand Oaks has also seen dramatic increases in ridership. From July 2005 to April, it stood at 136,692, compared to 114,302 during the same period a year before, an increase of nearly 20 percent. In the first three months of this year, Thousand Oaks Transit ridership jumped to 45,558 from 33,140 in the first quarter last year, a 37 percent increase. The Thousand Oaks Transit system provides service for a $1 fare within Thousand Oaks, and riders can connect to the San Fernando Valley through the VISTA system and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Stops include The Oaks and Janss Marketplace shopping centers, the senior and teen centers, Los Robles Regional Medical Center and the Civic Arts Plaza. The VISTA, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks systems are all subsidized by tax money that comes through federal, state or local government agencies, and as the price of gas goes up, the costs of operating the bus systems also rise. But officials say they are happy to see more riders leaving their cars and taking buses. “It lessens congestion on the road, it helps the air quality,” said Roy Myers, transportation analyst with the city of Thousand Oaks. “The word we have from most people is they feel more relaxed.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SIMI VALLEY – Police Sgt. Blair Summey usually drives a car but decided to take the bus for a recent shopping trip to buy a fishing pole and some clothes. The bus ride cost him $1.25, and he figured he saved about $6 in gas money. “It’s my way of fighting the oil companies,” Summey said. “When you see gas prices over $3, this is my way of saying no. Besides, the bus is air-conditioned and you meet nice people.” Bus ridership has jumped in eastern Ventura County as gas prices have risen, putting unprecedented pressure on local residents to leave their cars and take advantage of their local public transit systems. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“We’re concerned about reaching capacity on some of our buses,” said Ed Webster, contract manager with VISTA, the Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority, which is operated by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. The VISTA buses connect cities in Ventura County and also to other transit systems in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Barbara. Ridership jumped about 24 percent in the first quarter of this year to 186,513, compared to 150,476 during the same period in 2005. Webster said the VISTA bus rides, which cost $1 between cities, are not only saving money for riders but allowing them to read or just relax – things they can’t do while driving. Within the VISTA system, there was a 22 percent increase in ridership on buses that connect Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Warner Center. Another part of the increase comes from VISTA’s East County service connecting the Amtrak-Metrolink train station in Moorpark with the Thousand Oaks transit center, The Oaks mall and Simi Valley Town Center. On that East County line, ridership increased 11.6 percent in the first quarter to 14,463. last_img read more

Too little, too late for Palmer and the Bengals

first_img The defense’s other key stop came on fourth-and-1 at the Jags 39-yard line with 14:30 remaining. Rudi Johnson ran up the middle, and John Henderson and Marcus Stroud stuffed him for no gain. The Jags then drove 26 yards to set up Scobee’s final field goal, which tied his previous career long and the franchise record. The Bengals used two long passes from Palmer to rookie Chris Henry to cut the lead to 23-20 with 5:16 remaining. Palmer hit Henry down the sideline for a 47-yard gain, then hit the third-round draft pick across the middle two plays later for a 25-yard score. Aside from the final drive, nearly everything went right for the Bengals late. Very little went right for them early. Cincinnati fell behind 13-0 before Chad Johnson caught a 14-yard TD pass from Palmer. Cincinnati had a 69-yard punt nullified by penalty, dropped an interception, shanked a punt and had another one blocked all in the first half. The Jaguars had great field possession following the miscues, helping them score a touchdown and a field goal. Leftwich found George Wrighster for a 26-yard score after gaining about 40 yards when Kyle Larson’s long punt was brought back because of an illegal touching. Wrighster caught the pass in the flat, hurdled Deltha O’Neal at the 5 and trotted into the end zone. When Cincinnati put together a decent drive Johnson turned the wrong way on Palmer’s deep pass and couldn’t get to it. But Johnson and Palmer got into it on the sideline, and coach Marvin Lewis had to separate them. Larson’s next punt was blocked, and the Jags got the ball at the Bengals 33. Scobee’s 32-yard field goal made it 10-0. Scobee followed with the 51-yard field goal that made it 13-0. Palmer and Johnson, having worked things out, hooked up three times on the next drive, including the 14-yarder for a touchdown. Johnson made good on his promise of having something special planned if he scored during Cincinnati’s lone appearance in prime time this season. He beat Rashean Mathis in the corner of the end zone, then performed CPR on the football. He pretended to give it mouth-to-mouth and three chest compressions. Byron Leftwich threw two touchdowns, Fred Taylor ran for a season-high 132 yards and the Jaguars made a huge stop in the closing minutes, handing the Bengals their first loss of the season 23-20 on Sunday night. The Bengals started 4-0 for the first time since 1988 the franchise’s last Super Bowl season and entered the game as one of the last two undefeated teams in the league. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Chad Johnson jokingly resuscitated the football early, and Carson Palmer nearly brought the Cincinnati Bengals back to life late. Then Jacksonville’s defense put an end to all that. 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 The Jaguars, however, took advantage of good field position early and had two key stops in the fourth quarter that left AFC South rival Indianapolis as the lone unbeaten. Josh Scobee kicked three field goals, including a 51-yarder in the second period and a 53-yarder with 9:45 to play that gave the Jaguars (3-2) a 10-point lead. Jacksonville’s defense held on from there barely and kept Palmer from engineering a dramatic comeback. Bobby McCray knocked the ball out of Palmer’s hand at the Jacksonville 45-yard line with 1:28 to play. Akin Ayodele, who dropped a possible interception the play before, recovered it. The Jags ran out the clock from there. last_img read more

Humboldt State softball splits the opening day at the Tournament of Champions

first_imgThe Jacks were able to fight themselves out of one late-inning hole on Friday, but another rally was never able to materialize.After recording a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Hawaii Pacific thanks to a furious seventh-inning comeback, the No. 2-ranked Humboldt State softball team fell behind to Saint Martin’s and never recovered in a 7-2 loss at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock.Humboldt State, which has now lost four out of its last six games, continues tournament play this morning when …last_img read more

SALT benefits small South African town

first_img4 June 2015The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) has placed South Africa and the continent on the global science map, but there have also been collateral benefits.The tiny town of Sutherland had been stagnant in terms of socio-economic development before the construction of SALT, explained Sivuyile Manxoyi, from the South African Astronomy Observatory (SAAO). Following the construction of the telescope, the town had gone from having two bed-and-breakfast establishments to having more than 40 options for accommodation.Manxoyi was speaking at the five-day SALT conference, taking place at Stellenbosch University until 5 June. The event was opened by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor.“Sutherland has become a tourist destination, something that would have been unheard of before SALT,” Manxoyi said. “Now, between 10 000 and 12 000 tourists visit the area every year.”More importantly, SALT had presented an ideal opportunity to promote astronomy, mathematics, physical science and chemistry as subjects for study and career options. Manxoyi said the SAAO was providing guidance to teachers all over the country on the teaching of astronomy and building enthusiasm for mathematics and science.The observatory was also interacting with thousands of pupils, taking them to observatories and involving them in science clubs and star-gazing events. Through creating awareness about astronomy, the future of the impoverished region would be vastly improved.Speaking earlier at the conference, Pandor said astronomical sciences were an important facet of South Africa’s strategy for research, development and innovation, and that astronomy partnerships presented unique and invaluable opportunities. “Such partnerships build infrastructure for astronomy and for wider use.“Big telescopes require high-speed research networks and computing resources, which, in turn, enable our life and climate scientists to share and analyse huge data sets – a precondition for the development of new drugs and vaccines – as well as effectively combating and adapting to climate change.”Astronomy partnerships had also helped to popularise the study of astronomy in Africa and further afield. “As a result of the various human capital development programmes associated with Africa’s SKA [Square Kilometre Array] initiatives, new astronomy programmes have been established at several African universities, including in Kenya, Madagascar and Mozambique,” the minister said.“Under other programmes, several postgraduate students from Africa are studying at European universities, contributing to Europe’s knowledge generation, while leading European and American astronomers have taken up positions in Africa, for example through the South African Research Chairs Initiative.”She said astronomy was expanding Africa’s future workforce of scientists and engineers. “South Africa pursued the SKA project by using the lessons learned from SALT as the basis for our planning and partnerships. The links we developed through the SALT project allowed us to build on existing networks and partnerships to secure the iconic SKA, an extremely important strategic initiative that puts science and technology to work for the benefit of all Africans.”SALT has been available to scientists since 2012. By the end of April this year, it had produced 109 papers based on SALT observations. The paper on the discovery of the first-known stars in the Milky Way galaxy was published in the prestigious Nature journal. These stars are situated on the far side of the galaxy, 80 000 light years from Earth.“Our aim is to position Africa as a global centre of research excellence for multiwavelength astronomy, with optical, radio and gamma-ray telescopes working together to achieve common scientific goals,” Pandor said.“We need to do more to build bridges across the multiwavelength spectrum, but it is encouraging to see positive developments in this regard, for example, the MeerLICHT, a partnership between the South African, Dutch and British astronomy communities.”MeerLICHT aims to provide a real-time optical view of the radio-transient sky. It will receive its input from the MeerKAT operators in Cape Town so that simultaneous optical and radio data can be obtained.Source: Department of Science and Technologylast_img read more