Cignal hopes to bounce back vs Smart

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cignal seeks to regain its winning ways when it battles struggling Smart in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Action kicks off at 7 p.m. with the HD Spikers looking to bounce back from a sorry loss to Petron.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Eala, Guarde survive foreign aces; Del Rosario, Tria lead boys’ charge 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Meanwhile, the Blaze Spikers are out to extend their winning run when they collide with winless Sta. Lucia at 4:15 p.m. while Cocolife guns for a fitting follow up to its first victory when it tackles Foton in the 2 p.m. appetizer.Petron, the reigning champion, remains on top of the team standings with a 5-0 win-loss card while Foton and F2 Logistics are not far behind with 4-1 and 4-2 slates, respectively.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 ChrissThat makes this match interesting for the HD Spikers as they seek a crucial win that will put them in the top four of this season-ending conference. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

LBS/MICAT, Judiciary Reclaim Titles

first_imgDefending football champion, LBS/MICAT Falcons, retained their title on Friday, defeating Ministry of State, 4-2, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.Defender Abel Nettor netted the first goal through a spot kick and Lee Weeco Nicol of the State Ministry leveled the score. Abel increased the tally – scoring a brace. He has a total of five goals.LBS/MICAT skipper Lenn Eugene Nagbe headed home the third goal and Kennedy Mewtor sealed his side goal haul and Josiah Zeah rattled the second consolation goal for State Ministry. Min. Nagbe has two goals to his credit with 26 assists.Minister Nagbe, lifting the 1st Place trophy, urged his colleagues to make use of future Intra-Governmental Tourney to enable junior and senior staff members to socialize with each other.The Ministry of State Ministry, for the first time, was crowned runners-up, while Justice Ministry, also lifted their debut third place trophy. Justice Ministry thrashed the host – the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2-1. Winston Scott and Matthew Doelakeh made inroads for Justice Ministry and Ord Kareem Nyanneh scored the consolation goal. Meanwhile, in kickball, Judiciary reclaimed her title, beating NASSCORP 12 – 9 points. NASSCORP narrowly led two rounds, but lost the next three rounds.The General Auditing Commission’s female side won the third place, without kicking a ball owing to a forfeit from the Legislature.Over 25 football teams and about 20 kickball teams participated in the 2016 Intra-Governmental Tournament which was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports.This year’s tourney was exclusively supported by the participating teams with a registration of $500, because there was no budget allocation.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray, who is also the chairman of the tournament, thanked the participated teams, including match officials, boy balls, statisticians, medics, and the Ministry’s staff, amongst others for their contribution to make the tournament a success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two vehicle accident Wednesday evening

first_imgPhoto:  Crews were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident Wednesday evening – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caAt approximately 5:40pm Wednesday Fort St. John Fire Crews, RCMP and BC Ambulance were called to the scene of a two vehicle accident at the corner of 100th street and the Alaska Highway.- Advertisement -There were no serious injuries and the police investigation continues at this time.last_img

UPDATE – RCMP search for missing teenager

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP are searching for a 14 year-old girl.- Advertisement -Tyra Skinner was last seen by her parents in Grande Prairie on Thursday.The Mounties say there is an unconfirmed report that she may have been as far south as Hinton, Alta. on Saturday.Police have not provided a description of the girl, but they say they don’t believe foul play is involved in her leaving the city. UPDATE – Dec 1 – The RCMP report that 14 year-old Tyra Skinner has been located in Hinton, Alta.  They don’t believe foul play was involved.last_img

Woman testifies about Spector, gun

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — Joan Rivers’ former manager testified Thursday in Phil Spector’s murder trial that while dating him in the 1990s the usually charming producer suddenly terrorized her with a gun, hit her on the head twice, ordered her to undress and accused her of stealing. Dorothy Melvin was the first of four women expected to tell the jury about confrontations with Spector that the prosecution claims were similar to the scenario that led to the fatal shooting of actress Lana Clarkson in the producer’s suburban Alhambra mansion more than four years ago. The start of testimony came on the heels of defense opening statements, which focused heavily on scientific evidence and assertions that the forensics will prove that Clarkson shot herself. Attorney Linda Kenney-Baden said the defense’s star witness will be science and she presented exhibits which suggested DNA would prove that Clarkson also loaded the weapon. Melvin, Rivers’ assistant for 23 years, said that after several years of occasional dating she went to Spector’s Pasadena home in 1993 and spent a pleasant evening in which he played the piano, danced with her and showed memorabilia including a John Lennon guitar. But she said he drank nearly a whole bottle of vodka and at some point disappeared. She said she woke up on a couch early the next morning and found Spector outside pointing a handgun at her car and then at her. Melvin described an expletive-laced confrontation, trying to flee in her car, Spector pumping a shotgun, hitting her on the side of the head and finally being let out of the estate. She said she called police who ultimately helped retrieve her handbag from Spector. She said she didn’t press charges because “I didn’t want it to become a National Enquirer cover.” Defense attorney Roger Rosen showed during cross-examination that Melvin and Spector continued to communicate by e-mail, mail and fax and even saw each other a few times in subsequent years until his arrest in the Clarkson killing. After that, she said Spector continued to send her clippings about the case. Rosen also displayed a number of postcards with sayings such as, “Missing you” and messages signed, “Love, Phillip.” “Phil is a very brilliant and charming man,” she said as Spector sat across the room at the counsel table. “… Only when drinking he snaps and becomes a lunatic.” The first witness was called after the defense told the jury it will rely on an invisible witness to Clarkson’s death: science. “We have one unimpeachable witness who has no motive to lie, no memory problems, no language problems and that witness is science,” said Kenney-Baden, an attorney whose specialty is forensic evidence. Following co-counsel Bruce Cutler’s opening attack on police procedures and women who he said would tell “tall tales” about Spector, Kenney-Baden gave jurors a course in gunshot wounds, bullet trajectories, blood spatter and what she called “the absence of evidence to prove guilt which is proof of innocence.” “The science will tell you who did what and what happened here,” she said. “The science will tell you Phil Spector did not shoot Lana Clarkson, did not hold the gun and did not pull the trigger.” She said of the account presented in the prosecution’s opening statement Wednesday: “It is a story made up by people who were not there. The science was there.” Kenney-Baden and Cutler both said forensic evidence would show Spector was not standing close enough to shoot her, that his DNA was not on the gun and that his clothing bore no trace evidence to prove guilt. “She was covered with GSR (gunshot residue),” the attorney said. “Phil Spector was not covered with GSR. It means he did not shoot that gun. He was too far away to get GSR on his clothes.” She said the defense will call renowned scientists including Henry Lee, Werner Spitz and Vincent DeMaio to testify. “Science will show you her death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” said Kenney-Baden. “Science cannot tell you what was in her mind.” But she cited despairing e-mails sent by Clarkson in which she said she was going to tidy her affairs and “chuck it all because it’s too much for a girl to bear.” As Kenney-Baden described the killing, her presentation was sometimes stomach churning in its details of how the bullet entered Clarkson’s mouth, how it caused her brain tissue to splatter out on her clothing, how her teeth were shattered by gases from the gun and how her blood spattered and clotted. “I apologize if I seem callous,” she said in apparent deference to Clarkson’s mother, sister and other family members seated in the front row. “I don’t mean to appear callous to the death of anyone when I do this.” She noted that when Spector was arrested on Feb. 3, 2003, his blood showed traces of a “neuroleptic” drug which made his hands shake. “You may have seen his hands shake,” she told jurors. “That is one of the side-effects of this drug. It mimics Parkinson’s.” She said Spector often kept his hands in his pockets to hide this much as she said actor Michael J. FoxZZTO does. FoxZZTO has Parkinson’s Disease. Neuroleptic drugs are tranquilizers used to treat psychotic symptoms, according to medical dictionaries. Clarkson’s body, with a gunshot wound through the mouth, was found seated in the foyer of Spector’s suburban AlhambraZZPAS mansion early on the morning of Feb. 3, 2003. She had met Spector at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, where she was a hostess, and agreed to accompany him on a chauffeur-driven ride to his home. The trial was not scheduled to be in session Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bill extends rent-control protections

first_imgThe topic is a major issue to mobile home dwellers in Carson, where landowner James Goldstein is attempting to convert two parks to resident-ownership. City officials have vowed to fight to protect rent control at both parks, but as the law currently stands, cities have little say in the matter. Residents of both parks, Colony Cove Mobile Estates and Carson Harbor Village, fear that their rents will rise dramatically if they opt not to buy their spaces. The bill, AB 1542 by Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, would allay those fears by extending local rent control to moderate-income residents. State law already protects low-income residents. The bill passed the Senate 21-16 on Tuesday afternoon, winning the bare minimum needed for approval. On Friday, the bill had failed with only 19 votes. It has previously passed the Assembly. “It’s good news,” said Carson City Attorney Bill Wynder. “We’ve now got to persuade the governor to sign the bill.” Evans, D-Santa Rosa, wrote the legislation after experiencing frustration with the issue in her hometown. She said Tuesday that two senators, Ron Calderon and Dean Florez, were persuaded to change their minds after Friday’s tally, giving the bill enough votes to pass. “Local folks explained to them how important it is for their own constituents to preserve low- and moderate-income housing,” Evans said. “It’s a great bill, and it’s a real victory for seniors and working families.” The bill was opposed by the California Association of Realtors and the Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association. Sheila Dey, the executive director of WMA, said the legislation would impede condo-conversions and make it harder for low-income renters to own their mobile home spaces. “It absolutely makes no sense to me why the government would not want people to own their own homes and property,” Dey said. “Having residents be able to own their own property in expensive areas of Southern California is a good thing for residents and not a bad thing.” Dey said Assembly Speaker Fabian N ez and union leaders had gotten involved in twisting arms to make sure the bill would pass. “We worked as hard as we could,” she said. “We already killed it once, but they don’t let anything die over there.” “They never thought we would get this through,” Evans said. Wynder said that the city’s lobbyist tried to persuade hesitant lawmakers that the issue is not as simple as it first appeared. “I think there was a feeling this was somehow an attack on property rights,” Wynder said. “When we had a chance to sit down and explain that there are two kinds of property rights here – the guy who owns the (park) and the guy who owns the mobile home coach – that put it in a whole different perspective.” Bill Smalley, a resident who chairs a committee to fight the conversion at Colony Cove, said he was pleased that the bill had passed. Residents there pay $400 per month in space rent, thanks to Carson’s strict rent control law. Some feared their rent could float to as high as $1,000 per month once the conversion goes through and rent control is eliminated. “It’s a fantastic thing,” Smalley said. “It would protect us at Colony Cove, but it’s too late for Carson Harbor Village.” Indeed, the bill will have no bearing on the situation at Carson Harbor Village. Last week, the Carson City Council rejected Goldstein’s proposal to convert the park. Goldstein is certain to sue to overturn the denial, and legal precedent is on his side. He has previously waged a similar battle in Palm Springs and won. While steeling themselves for that legal fight, Carson officials are also preparing to lobby Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the Evans legislation. “We haven’t heard any preconceived notion out of the Governor’s Office that he’s for or against the bill,” Wynder said. “That indicates he’s willing to listen.” gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON: Some mobile home residents gain a weapon in fight against park conversion. By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER It took a couple of tries, but in the end the state Senate approved a bill Tuesday to preserve rent control when a mobile home park is subdivided. last_img read more

Piers Morgan on talkSPORT: Arsene Wenger DROPPED Petr Cech and it is an absolute disgrace

first_imgPiers Morgan has accused Arsene Wenger of misleading fans over his decision to leave Petr Cech on the bench against Olympiacos.Wenger opted to start with back-up goalkeeper David Ospina for the crucial Champions League game and saw the Colombian make a terrible error as his side crashed to a second successive group stage defeat.The Frenchman suggested after the match that Cech’s omission was down to a minor injury but, according to ardent Gunners fan Morgan, that was not the case.And the journalist and TV host has described Wenger’s selection call as a ‘disgrace’.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “In the summer, we signed one player. We were the only team of any substance in Europe who didn’t sign a single outfield player.“He [Wenger] put all his chips on Petr Cech, a very, very good goalkeeper who has won the Champions League, who is our most experienced Champions League player. So, what does he do? In a game that Wenger described as must-win, he dropped him.“It is a 100 per cent fact that Cech was not injured. He was dropped.“I have also been told overnight by a very good source that Ospina has been guaranteed games like the one last night that he played. If that is true, that is an absolute disgrace, but the dropping of Cech is an absolute disgrace.“Why in a game that you have to win would you drop your only world class player?”Piers Morgan went on to urge Arsenal to ditch Arsene Wenger and bring in Jurgen Klopp. More here.last_img read more

The Press Pass – Sunday, October 4

first_imgHost Ray Stubbs was joined in the studio by Tony Evans and Andy Dillon for this week’s Press Pass.At the top of the agenda is Brendan Rodgers’ sacking as manager of Liverpool, whether it was the correct decision and what the whisperings are around Anfield regarding his successor. There is also all the fallout from England’s elimination from the Rugby World Cup.last_img

Championship round-up: Hull go top as Middlesbrough lose, wins for Leeds, Birmingham and more

first_img1 Steve Bruce Hull City went to the top of the Championship after edging a 1-0 victory at Fulham.Steve Bruce’s side capitalised on another Middlesbrough slip up by beating Slavisa Jokanovic’s men at Craven Cottage.In-form Abel Hernandez, who scored a hat-trick against Charlton last week, netted his 17th goal of the campaign. With ten minutes to go, Lasse Vigen Christensen was reckless and the Tigers had a penalty, with the Uruguayan coolly firing home.Birmingham moved level on points with sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday as they eased to a 3-0 victory over ten-man Ipswich.Sunderland loanee Will Buckley put the home side ahead on his first start following up a shot after goalkeeper Dean Gerken parried.The Tractor Boys’ Jonathan Douglas was dismissed before the break as referee Michael Bull showed a straight red card for a lunge.Spanish midfielder Jon Toral, on loan from Arsenal, added a second and Maikel Kieftenbeld soon made it three with a stunning volley.As mentioned, Middlesbrough have now lost back-to-back games, this time at home to Nottingham Forest 1-0.Aitor Karanka’s men were beaten at Bristol City last week and their usual strong home form did not make a difference to Dougie Freedman’s side, Jamie Ward firing well into the bottom corner.The league’s early pace-setters Brighton picked up their second win on the spin as they beat in-form Huddersfield 2-1.Last week Chris Hughton’s side won their first game since December 5 and they have now made it two wins in a row.The Terriers were on a five-match unbeaten run but Bobby Zamora and Manchester United loanee James Wilson scored either side of Harry Bunn’s strike for Huddersfield.Strugglers Bolton got a much-needed 3-1 home victory over relegation rivals MK Dons at the Macron Stadium.The financially-stricken club took the lead when Bolton youngster Rob Holding netted inside ten minutes, before their advantage was doubled by Darren Pratley before the break.Norwich loanee Josh Murphy made it two goals in as many games as he pulled one back for MK Dons but Shola Ameobi scored in injury time on his final game for Bolton. The former Newcastle forward’s short-term contract expires this week and the club cannot afford to offer him a new deal.Brentford moved up to tenth with a 3-1 win at Preston.Greg Cunningham’s own goal gave the Bees an early advantage before Adam Reach put Simon Grayson’s men back on level terms.Alan Judge put Dean Smith’s side back in front shortly before the interval with his 12th goal of the season and Chelsea loanee John Swift added a third late on.Play-off chasers Sheffield Wednesday conceded in the second half to deny them a fourth consecutive win as they drew 1-1 at Reading.Gary Hooper made his stay at Hillsborough permanent this week when he joined from Norwich and he celebrated that with a goal after just ten minutes. The forward continued his good form to score his seventh goal in as many games.Barry Bannan struck the post for the visitors before Reading’s Matej Vydra hit the woodwork from the spot.Jake Cooper’s brilliant header drew Brian McDermott’s side level with 74 minutes on the clock and the Royals have now won just twice in their last ten outings.Anthony Pilkington netted twice for Cardiff as they drew 2-2 with Rotherham.The former Huddersfield and Norwich man scored before the half-hour mark and Joe Newell levelled the visitors before the break. Pilkington scored an own goal early in the second half before making amends by grabbing Cardiff’s second on the hour.Elsewhere, Souleymane Doukara’s solitary strike handed Leeds a 1-0 home win over Bristol City and strugglers Charlton drew 1-1 with out-of-form Blackburn.And earlier today, Wolves were held to a 1-1 draw at QPR, click here for the full report. Full Championship results:Birmingham 3-0 IpswichBolton 3-1 MK DonsBrighton 2-1 HuddersfieldCardiff 2-2 RotherhamCharlton 1-1 BlackburnFulham 0-1  HullLeeds 1-0 Bristol CityMiddlesbrough 0-1 Nottm ForestPreston 1-3 BrentfordReading 1-1 Sheff WedQPR 1-1 Wolveslast_img read more

Eight soul-crushing Arsenal defeats

first_img Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal – March 22, 2014 – Arsene Wenger’s 1,000 match as Arsenal manager should have been a special occasion but in the end it turned out to be one he’ll want to forget as his side were trounced by their London rivals. Early strikes from Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle had the Gunners on the back foot before a controversial Kieran Gibbs red card and subsequent Eden Hazard penalty made it 3-0 after 17 minutes, while an Oscar double and Mohamed Salah rounded off the scoring. Manchester United 8-2 Arsenal – August 28, 2011 – Click the right arrow above for more soul-crushing Gunners defeats… – Swansea wrecked Arsenal’s chances of closing the gap at the top of the Premier League when they beat the Gunners 2-1 and here, talkSPORT looks at more of the Gunners’ soul destroying defeats beginning with this one at Old Trafford. It was hardly the most frightening Man United team ever – the midfield contained Nani, Anderson, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young – but somehow the Gunners capitulated and were hammered ruthlessly. 9 9 Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos – September 29, 2015 – In a relatively easy Champions League group this season, the Gunners almost contrived to cock things up by losing to Dinamo Zagreb and then Olympiakos in their first two matches. At no point were Arsenal ahead in the clash and it was even more of a shock given their opponents had lost their last 12 away games against English sides – including David Moyes’ Manchester United team. 9 9 9 9 Arsenal’s Premier League title bid was further dented on Wednesday as they lost 2-1 to Swansea City at the Emirates.The Gunners had seen Leicester City draw with West Brom the previous night so knew a win would put them to within two points of the table-toppers, while it turned out rivals Tottenham and Manchester City lost too.All things considered, it was a devastating defeat and leaves them six points adrift of the Foxes and just four points clear of fifth place Manchester United, with supporters jeering as their side left the field.But it isn’t the first time Arsene Wenger’s side have suffered such a morale-sapping loss.Click the right arrow above to see eight soul-crushing Arsenal defeats… Bolton 2-1 Arsenal – April 24, 2011 – Still in the hunt for the Premier League title, despite a morale-crushing League Cup final defeat to Birmingham City, the Gunners fluffed their lines against the Trotters. Robin van Persie had levelled after Daniel Sturridge put the hosts ahead and Kevin Davies had missed a penalty, but an under-par Arsenal side were defeated when Tamir Cohen headed home a Chung-Yong Lee corner after 90 minutes. 9 BONUS: Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal – the draw that felt like a defeat – February 5, 2011 – The Gunners were 4-0 up after 26 minutes at St James’ Park as they looked to be cruising to victory and another three points to boost their title bid. In the end Arsenal capitulated following an Abou Diaby red card after 50 minutes and following two Joey Barton penalties and Leon Best goal, Cheick Tiote volleyed home a stunning equaliser three minutes from time. Arsenal 1-3 Monaco – February 23, 2015 – It had looked like the Gunners had been handed a winnable tie in the Champions League round of 16 but when it came to the crunch a full strength Arsenal side were downed by the French outfit. At the Emirates Geoffrey Kondogbia, Dimitar Berbatov and Yannick Ferreira Carrasco scored for the visitors, while a youngster named Anthony Martial also lined up against Arsenal that day. 9 AC Milan 4-0 Arsenal – February 15, 2012 – Hopes were high for the Gunners as they travelled to the San Siro, but in the end they were given a hiding and suffered their heaviest ever defeat in Europe. Kevin-Prince Boateng and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were amongst the goals, while Premier League flop Robinho bagged a brace. Even introducing on-loan Thierry Henry at half-time couldn’t save Arsenal from an embarrassing loss. Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal – February 8, 2014 – An astonishing 20-minute blitz at Anfield saw Arsenal, the Premier League leaders, 4-0 down in the first half as title-chasing Liverpool ramped up their bid to lift the trophy. Martin Skrtel and Raheem Sterling hit doubles for the hosts, while Daniel Sturridge added the other. A Mikel Arteta penalty was Arsenal’s only response. Wenger’s men would only win two of their next eight matches and, despite five wins in a row at the end of the campaign, finished fourth. 9 Birmingham City 2-1 Arsenal – February 27, 2011 – Having beaten Tottenham, Newcastle, Wigan and Ipswich on the way to the final, most Gunners thought it was finally the time to end what was then a six-year wait for a trophy. Instead, goals from Nikola Zigic and Obafemi Martins downed Wenger’s men at Wembley as they sandwiched a Robin van Persie volley. last_img read more