LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: (R-L) Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fires a left at Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPChampion Jessie Vargas tried to land two-punch combos on Manny Pacquiao’s defense but he failed to use his reach advantage this time.Vargas lunged at Pacquiao as he continued his two-punch combos but Pacquiao used his footwork to avoid being pinned on the ropes.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Round 4: Vargas gets solid shot at Pacquiao Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent PH among economies most vulnerable to virus 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine We are young MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise View comments
Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young Team manager Gee Abanilla confirmed to the Inquirer yesterday that the injury “needs an operation,” and that it would be entirely up to Cabagnot if he can play with the face mask and forego the surgery for a later date.“There’s a slight deformity,” said Abanilla of Cabagnot’s nose, which was hit hard by a Cliff Hodge elbow in the fourth quarter of a lopsided win against Meralco just before the holidays.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngSan Miguel, at 5-1, has a two-game winning streak going and coach Leo Austria made it no secret that his Beermen want to stay atop the heap, or finish the eliminations at least at No. 2 to guarantee a lighter assignment in the first round of the playoffs.Cabagnot has been initially ruled out for this game as he has been unable to practice with contact with the team, sticking to individual drills with Austria and the rest of coaching staff, wary of aggravating the injury.But if the mask fits, Cabagnot will be ready to go against an Elite squad that also has a crack guard rotation. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Katsuragawa waxes hot with 69, leads Riviera golf by 2 strokes Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Should Cabagnot decide to go under the knife, the Beermen, according to Abanilla, could miss him for “3 to 5 weeks.” San Miguel will clash with sister team Barangay Ginebra on Sunday and has games against Rain or Shine, GlobalPort and TNT KaTropa remaining in its schedule.Blackwater couldn’t end last year on a bright note after dropping a 97-93 overtime decision to lowly Mahindra at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan.The Elite blew a 15-point fourth quarter lead to go down in flames against a team no one has given a second look. It was definitely a bitter lesson for Blackwater to learn, more so in this season where it has made heads turn and is slowly gaining the respect of the field.Mac Belo will be the main man for coach Leo Isaac, whose biggest defensive concern would be June Mar Fajardo, the reigning three-time MVP, as the Elite have no one to match up against the 6-foot-10 Cebuano one-on-one.Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter and Chris Ross are the others that Austria could turn to.ADVERTISEMENT Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Miguel’s drive for a top two berth at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations starts against Blackwater today, but whether or not the Beermen can play in full force for the second half of the round will depend largely on how Alex Cabagnot reacts to a protective mask he needs to wear.The league-leading Beermen’s top point guard will have his face gear ready for the 7 p.m. clash with the Elite at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, but whether he plays comfortable in it or not will more or less dictate whether he gets an operation to correct a nasal injury.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Meanwhile, GlobalPort and Meralco try to snap out of losing streaks at 4:15 p.m. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely San Beda held its ground and stayed alive for a Final Four spot in the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball tournament, stopping Mapua in five sets, 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9 Friday at San Juan Arena. The Lady Red Spikers improved to 6-3, solidifying their hold of the fourth spot behind defending champions College of St. Benilde which sits at third. ADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Westbrook snubbed for Curry, Harden as All-Star starter Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards San Beda’s 6-3 record is the school’s best since 2014 when Frances Molina, who represented the Philippines as part of F2 Logistics in the 2016 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship, and Janine Marciano still played for the Lady Red Spikers. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Head coach Nemesio Gavino pulled out most of his starters in the third and fourth set, a move which almost cost them the win as the 0-9 Lady Cardinals tried to pull off a stunning upset. “I wanted to give my second stringers the confidence they need because we can’t just rely on our first six,” said Gavino. “Once the fifth set started I just told them to forget about the first sets and focus on this last one so they can get over those frustrations.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFrancesca Racraquin, who suffered muscle spasms on the left part of her abdomen after the game, led San Beda with 16 points while Satrianni Espiritu added 13. Paticia Pena led the Lady Cardinals with 13 points. LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’
LATEST STORIES “The thing I learned about this run is that we’re never out of the basketball game, we’re never out of the series and that’s because of the energy that the crowd gives us,” said coach Tim Cone, who guided Ginebra to its first finals appearance in the All-Filipino conference in a decade.Ginebra had fought off elimination several times since its quarterfinal showdown against a second-ranked Alaska squad and needed to overcome a 0-2 series deficit against Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAnd the job gets increasingly difficult now for the Gin Kings with the defending champion San Miguel Beermen standing in their way of a second consecutive crown.The Beermen themselves have no shortage in motivation, gunning for the Perpetual Trophy as they target a third straight All-Filipino title. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I have not watched their series,” Cone said, referring to the Beermen’s seven-game conquest of TNT KaTropa. “I never paid attention to their series. I didn’t want to distract myself.”Cone had his hands full in his own series. After losing Game 5 and trailing early in Game 6, Ginebra looked like it had lost its magic.“I think in the middle of the series, I felt we didn’t have it (anymore),” said Cone. “We were dragging in practice, dragging in pregame meetings but then we walk out on the court and everybody is energized again.”With Ginebra legend Robert Jaworski in attendance, the Gin Kings broke out of the gates hard with the trio of LA Tenorio, Japeth Aguilar and Joe Devance leading the charge for a 33-18 lead in the second period.Sol Mercado took over in the third with a string of triples, helping the Gin Kings keep the Hotshots at bay.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions PBA IMAGESThe road back to the PBA Philippine Cup finals was a long and treacherous one for Barangay Ginebra, but those brushes with elimination the past three weeks could serve the Gin Kings well for the most important battle ahead.Buoyed by a crowd that provided them an extra dose of energy, the Gin Kings survived yet another do-or-die match with an 89-76 victory over the Star Hotshots in Game 7 Tuesday night before 20,220 fans at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 When Star closed in at 68-65, LA Tenorio quickly restored order with a step back triple, before Aguilar nailed four straight points and Jervy Cruz capped the run with a fast break lay-up for a 79-65 lead.“It was tough because of the expectations on you,” said Cone. “You try to be a little bit careful not to lose, but my guys did a good job. They kept pushing and kept battling.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Did the Old Fox get outfoxed? China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely View comments
Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Meanwhile, Kyrgios brushed off his spectacular racquet demolition, insisting that was part of the whole package — like it or not.“I don’t know if that’s the best role model you want,” he said.“But I’m not trying to show anybody my frustration. I just do it for myself. I’ve been doing it my whole career. It’s just a habit now.”Anderson, meanwhile, said he was able to take advantage of Kyrgios’s meltdown to record his second win in two meetings with the Australian, having also come back from a set down to win in Chengdu, China last year.“I was in his head after winning that second set,” admitted Anderson.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead “He was struggling with his own battles, I didn’t give him a way to get back in the match. So it’s something that I knew I needed to do, and I thought I was able to execute that very well today.”Anderson, ranked at 56 in the world, made the most of the 18th-seeded Australian’s 42 unforced errors to progress to the third round where he will face Britain’s Kyle Edmund.Anderson has gone as far as the fourth round in Paris in 2013 and 2014.“I feel like each week I’m playing better and better tennis,” said the South African.“My body feels really strong and healthy, which is the biggest focus.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Swing Out Sister back to PH this April More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Murray, Del Potro set up French Open blockbuster MOST READ Australia’s Nick Kyrgios returns the ball to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on June 1, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSONAustralian firebrand Nick Kyrgios admitted that the death of his beloved grandfather made him fall out of love with tennis.The 22-year-old, who tumbled out of the French Open on Thursday, losing 5-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 to big-serving Kevin Anderson of South Africa, was on the brink of tears when asked to recall memories of Christos Kyrgios who passed away in April after a long battle with cancer.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak The family tragedy forced Kyrgios to dash back home, cancelling the start of his claycourt season in Estoril before jetting pack to Europe in the build-up to Roland Garros.“After my grandpa’s passing, I just lost a lot of motivation to do anything really,” said Kyrgios whose frustration boiled over as he slid to defeat, smashing a racquet on a courtside chair and picking up a penalty point for his troubles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundWhen he was asked to talk about his relationship with his grandfather Kyrgios was on the verge of tears and called a swift halt to his press conference.“It was tough back home. I can’t talk about it, I can’t,” he said. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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
Jamaica will be hunting more medals on day three of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London, England today. See the full schedule: MORNING SESSION 4:00 AM W Long Jump Heptathlon 4:05 AM M 3000 Metres Steeplechase Heats 4:40 AM M Pole Vault Qualification4 4:55 AM M Marathon Final 5:05 AM M 400 Metres Hurdles Heats Kemar Mowatt – Heat #1 – Lane 8 Jaheel Hyde – Heat #2 – Lane 9 Ricardo Cunningham – Heat #4 – Lane 7 5:45 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group A 5:55 AM W 400 Metres Heats Stephenie Ann McPherson – Heat #2 – Lane 7 Shericka Jackson – Heat #3 – Lane 4 Novlene Williams-Mills – Heat #4 – Lane 4 Chrisann Gordon – Heat #6 – Lane 4 7:00 AM W Javelin Throw Heptathlon Group B 7:15 AM M 110 Metres Hurdles Heats Omar McLeod – Heat #1 – Lane 1 Ronald Levy – Heat #4 – Lane 9 Hansle Parchment – Heat #5 – Lane 5 8:00 AM W Marathon Final AFTERNOON SESSION 12:50 PM MEDAL CEREMONY – 100m Usain Bolt – Bronze 1:00 PM W Pole Vault Final 1:05 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification A 1:10 PM W 100 Metres Semi-Final Simone Facey – Heat #1 – Lane 3 Jura Levy – Heat #1- Lane 9 Elaine Thompson – Heat #2 – Lane 4 Natasha Morrison – Heat #3 – Lane 8 1:40 PM M 400 Metres Semi-Final Nathon Allen – Heat #1 – Lane 6 Demish Gaye – Heat #3 – Lane 6 2:10 PM M 110 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final 2:30 PM W Javelin Throw Qualification Group B 2:35 PM M Shot Put Final 2:40 PM W 800 Metres Heptathlon 3:15 PM M 800 Metres Semi-Final 3:50 PM W 100 Metres Final Track #London2017 at www.jamaica-gleaner.com, watch on Television Jamaica and follow on Twitter @JamaicaGleaner #ReturnToLondon
Umbro has unveiled the new home and away kits for the Jamaica Football Federation National Teams, with a campaign inspired by the unique culture and energy of the Caribbean nation. The new JFF/Umbro home and away kits will be worn by the JFF this week – the away design will make its debut in today’s friendly fixture against Ecuador in New York, while the home will feature as Jamaica begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign versus the Cayman Islands at the National Stadium on Sunday. The new home jersey is in Jamaica’s traditional vibrant gold colour, with a striking black, green and gold taping design on the sleeves inspired by the Umbro double diamond logo and the country’s iconic flag. On the body of the shirt there is a subtle embossed graphic inspired by the palm trees that line the Jamaican coastline. Black shorts with the colourful taping trim and yellow socks complete the home look. The away shirt is sure to start some lively conversations amongst football fans, with an eye-catching design inspired in equal parts by current trends for strong graphics and the vibrant culture of Jamaica. A black jersey with green collar and sleeve trims, it features a vivid, colourful graphic on the mainbody that draws from the colours of the Jamaican nation, the energy of the island’s culture and Umbro’s timeless diamond logo. The Reggae Boyz nickname features on the back neck in yellow, while a tonal black version of the home kit’s taping design runs down the sleeves of the shirt and also features on the accompanying yellow shorts. Black socks complete the away strip. Both home and away kits are crafted from lightweight performance materials designed for movement and breathability. Both designs will be worn throughout Jamaica’s involvement in the CONCACAF Nations League tournament, with the ultimate aim of qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The new Jamaican 2018/19 Kits go on sale on September 7, 2018 and replicas may be ordered at that time online at www.JFF.Live
LONDON (AP): The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the US Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times on Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for breaking her racket, which cost her a point; and for calling Ramos a thief, which cost her a game. On Sunday, the tournament referee docked Williams US$10,000 (J$1.3 million) for “verbal abuse” of the chair umpire, US$4,000 (J$550,000) for being warned for coaching, and US$3,000 (J$412,000) for breaking her racket. The ITF said in a statement yesterday that Ramos’ citations were “reaffirmed by the US Open’s decision to fine Serena Williams for the three offences” The governing body of tennis added that “Ramos undertook his duties as an official according to the relevant rule book and acted at all times with professionalism and integrity.”
After a perfect mix of spices and well cooked duck meat, Bramha Persaud of National Television Network (NTN) walked away with the top prize of the 6th annual Digicel Duck Curry competition at Number 63 Beach, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday last.Outshining 19 other competitors, the NTN crew, lead by its owner, walked away with 5,000 as the first prize, while Devesh Darpat who came in second place bagged 5,000 and Looknauth Durbiji who came in third took away 5,000. Coming in fourth was Robert Singh and his team winning 0,000.Upon receiving his award from Director of Marketing, Jacqueline James, Persaud explained that in the past, his team “Bombay Massala” created quite a stir but of recent, they made a decision to change the name while nothing that his mother who is an excellent cook would have prepared the mixture to cook and marinate the duck meat.However, he was thankful to his team for the hard work they put in to make preparations for the big day. A member of his team afterwards thanked Digicel for hosting the competition, nothing that they had lots of fun; although reluctant to release the recipe that gave them the top spot. This year’s competition took on a different dimension since those who participated had the opportunity to show off their cutlery skills.Digicel’s Public Relations Officer Vidya Sanichara explained that the company received an overwhelming response with respect to registration, adding that the company even received two registrations after the cut-off date – they had already received the quota to participate.However, due to the amount of registration forms received, the company is hoping that the next competition caters for more participants. “We want as much people to participate and next year we are going bigger and better,” Sanichara noted.As the sun set on the day’s competition, the crowd was entertained by Trinidad’s Chutney Sensation, Nishard M and Guyana’s own, Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo who definitely put on a show.
…of placesWhat does naming a place mean? Well, there’s the obvious one of folks being able to know what they’re actually talking about. Not in the ontological sense of “knowing” what the “thing” REALLY is, but simply to “reference” it. But “referencing” something – let’s say, a chair – implies you know what the qualities of “chairs” are.So with all that extended clearing of underbrush, can we examine what does calling Bartica a “town” mean? If Bartica on the day before wasn’t a “town”, what does the baptism mean? Towns, we know, are larger than villages and have larger populations. When, for instance, Anna Regina was made a “town” back in 1970, the Government cobbled together several villages with the village of Anna Regina to take care of that requirement. Any villages around for Bartica Town to annex?The commercial activities in a town are much more diversified and extensive than in a village – but as far as we can tell, Bartica will still be depending on mining. But if the mining is extensive enough, it can be a “mining” town – like Linden. But then Barticians better watch out, since Bartica’s existence will be dependent on that one (precarious) activity. And that’s where the main function of a town comes in: the Mayor and Town Council elected to run the “town” has to now actively plan and execute programmes to diversify its economy. So let’s all hold our breaths as we look at what the new executives of Bartica Town will be doing. “Go Green”, we’re told!Then there’s the “renaming” drive. What does re-naming a place mean? Well, for one, the name could be objectionable for one reason or another. For instance, “Murray St” named after the Lt Governor during the 1823 Rebellion, was renamed “Quamina St” after one of the slaves who was beheaded for participating in the rebellion.Then we may want to honour a respected figure. The folks at Mackenzie and Wismar decided to rename their town “Linden” after PM Forbes Linden Sampson Burnham. The PPP decided it wanted to similarly honour President Cheddi Jagan by renaming Timehri Airport after him. But President Granger seems to have a special liking for renaming places. He startled everyone when he named the Convention Centre after the first President Arthur Chung, since he didn’t seem to have consulted anyone.But there wasn’t any fuss since Chung was, after all, a notable figure in Guyana’s history. But now that he’s decided to rename Ogle Airport after EF Correia, he’s being challenged.Both procedurally, on who decides these things in a democracy and substantively, as to why Correia.Guyanese want to know what in the name!…and hucksteringWith all this talk of “arrivals” we can’t help but remember that this “vendor” situation isn’t new. Even before the abolition of slavery, it was slave women who planted the “provision grounds” and some went on to sell their excess produce on Sunday in what became markets. Markets were more than a place of exchange and like the ones they would’ve known in West Africa were centres of cultural sharing and transmission. After slavery this activity intensified throughout the Caribbean mostly by women called “hucksters” here and “higglers” in Jamaica.But when women tried to go from vegetables into other products, the British Merchants who controlled the import trade gave priority to the newly-arrived Portuguese who had finished their indentureship and entered the retail trade. The African female-dominated hucksters were practically driven out and left in the margins.The Government in 2016 has an obligation to finally bring them Ibai into the mainstream.…and “fat cats”Back in 2012, Moses Nagamootoo, man of words as he fancies himself, dubbed the PPP Ministers and those aligned with them as “fat cats” who had become “playful, prime and plump”.With the “marginal” $200,000 he added to the $1.5M monthly salary, what has he become?