Babanto gets fitting exit as La Salle reclaims UAAP poomsae title

first_imgPerez then completed De La Salle’s sweep of the individual events after taking the gold in the gold in the men’s division with 8.305 beating out UST’s Adrian Ang (8.150) who took the silver and National University’s Kier Macalino (8.035) who grabbed the bronze.Babento was named the first MVP of the poomsae tournament while Perez received Rookie of the Year.“I didn’t expect this really,” said Babanto, who added that La Salle’s poomsae program is in good hands as he leaves behind coach JP Sabido and Perez, in Filipino.“He’s a very passionate and hardworking person, he really wants to contribute to the team,” said Babanto of Perez. “I believe in him a hundred percent in the next competition. I expect more medals.”The Tiger Jins, who were the champions coming into the season, topped the male team event and finished with a 1-3-0 (gold-silver-bronze) medal haul to finish as the first runners-up while UP, which topped the female team category, sat at third with a 1-1-2 haul.ADVERTISEMENT The championship is the second in three years for the Green Jins who had Babanto leading them throughout the competition.Babanto, a former world champion, also reaped gold medals in the individual female and mixed pair events.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 ChrissThe graduating Green Jin scored 8.180 to beat fellow Asian Games bronze medallists Nikki Oliva (8.100) of University of the Philippines and Juvenile Faye Crisostomo (7.900) of Far Eastern University.Babanto then teamted up with Patrick Perez for the mixed pairs gold scoring 8.235 while University of Santo Tomas’ Jerel Dalida and Cyrinne Abenir (8.200) took the silver and UP’s Jayboy Buenavista and Pat Jubelag (8.015) settled for the bronze. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum UST  retained its throne in the high school division besting second place University of the East and third place National University.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Kemba Walker, Charlotte Hornets turn back Atlanta Hawks De La Salle’s Rinna Babanto had the most spectacular of exits in her collegiate career after leading the Green Jins to theUAAP Season 81 poomsae title Tuesday at Blue Eagle Gym.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

PBA semis: Bolts win again, topple Aces in Game 1

first_imgJames scores 25 as Lakers use defense to top Kings Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Meralco continued its hot streak after taking down No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of their best-of-five semifinals in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports Arena here.Allen Durham was in his usual dominating self as he finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and six assists to power the Bolts, who have now won their seventh straight game.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Game 2 is on Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Newsome had 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals while Baser Amer added 14 points, four rebounds and three steals.Mike Harris led Alaska, which trailed by as much as 16 points, with 37 points and 18 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT “I think we’re just running on adrenaline, running on emotions right now just having made the semis two days ago,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black, who celebrated his 61st birthday.“Defense was pretty good for the most part. AD (Durham) also had a very good game for us again. Newsome stepped up, hit some big shots down the stretch when Alaska was threatening,” Black added.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 ChrissThe Bolts led by double digits majority of the game before the Aces rallied.Alaska kept coming back but fortunately for Meralco, Newsome was there to keep the Aces at bay. Newsome hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead back to nine with 3:42 left before scoring a layup to make it, 93-84, with 59 seconds remaining. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIESlast_img

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January 18, 2020 | by

January 23rd Community Events Photos

first_imgChristmas Kettle Coordinator Lindsay Jardine and Captain Isobel Lippers presents Sheryl Jakubowski with an award for volunteering for 56 hours during the 2009 Christmas Kettle Campaign.                                                                                                    Picture: Amber DavyAfter the 2009 Christmas Kettle Campaign Awards, the Salvation Army brings out a huge cake for the Care and Share Center to enjoy.                                             Picture: Amber Davy The Fort St. John Enerplex hosts the Provincial Long Track Competition during the whole day.                                                                                                                     Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –Many people gather at the Enerplex to watch the speed skating championships.  Picture: Amber Davylast_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Ogle airport shuts down to accommodate President’s Berbice flight

first_img…arriving flights asked to ‘circle’ city until Granger’s departure…NA placed under unprecedented lockdownPlanes arriving at the Eugene F Correia International Airport, Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD), were reportedly told to “circle” Georgetown on Friday afternoon, to accommodate President David Granger, who was travelling via air from Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Army ranks patrolling in New AmsterdamIn one instance, a Trans Guyana Airways flight arriving from Karasabai, South Pakaraima, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), had to fly around the city several times since the pilot was told that he could not land the aircraft until the Head of State’s flight takes off.A passenger in one of the flights that were asked to “circle” the city said that the pilot notified those on the flight of the delay.It is unclear as to how many flights and passengers were delayed in order to accommodate the President’s flight.Several calls made to Eugene F Correia International Airport went unanswered. The situation was no different with Trans Guyana Airways. However, an employee at the airport told this newspaper that it is a Standard Operating Procedure to put flights on hold when the Head of State is leaving via the airport. He said that he cannot confirm that was the case on Friday evening but he also knows that there can be technical issues that may cause air traffic controllers to ask pilots of incoming flights to “circle” the city.NA lockdownRanks searching residents in New Amsterdam on FridayMeanwhile, in New Amsterdam, some residents and commuters were annoyed that they were inconviemnce to accommodate the president at the opening of NA Town Week 2019.According to residents, barricades were placed to keep out persons who may wantto protest against president. However, some reisdents were furious at the security checks they had to undergo as they made their way in and out of the area where the event was being hosted.Abusing authorityOnly on Thursday Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, during his weekly press conference called out the APNU/AFC Government, specifically President Granger, for what he described as abusing its limited authority when travelling locally in relation to security detail.Students inspecting seedlings at NAREI’s nursery“Not just him, we have spent tens of millions to equip Ministers’ vehicles with sirens now. Under the PPP, it was the President, the Prime Minister, and possibly occasionally the Minister of Home Affairs who used to use sirens occasionally. Now, I have seen cases where some of the most junior Ministers, their vehicles were equipped with millions of dollars to use sirens, 27 of them now we have forcing people off the road etc,” Jagdeo contended.He also noted that the President’s entourage with security detail must be proportionate to a threat against his life and large numbers of security officers, especially policemen, are being pulled from serving the public as mandated to provide services to the Administration instead.“You have at any given moment nine vehicles in the President’s entourage and also outriders, we [PPP] never used outriders for the President, they [APNU/AFC] have a series of outriders now too on motorcycles stopping people etc. And so all of this is a distraction, it takes away valuable resources from the Police Force. Compounding that, every time the President travels now, not only does he have the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) but like those ordinary ranks, but they also have to place policemen sometimes at every junction to prevent or to control the flow of traffic,” he added.last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

Roberto Firmino included in Liverpool squad, set to start against PSG

first_imgFirmino, Salah and Mane were the most prolific strike force in the Champions League last season, plundering 30 goals between them, as the Reds reached the final.But Liverpool will come up against a potent attack themselves on Tuesday night, with PSG boasting a forward line of Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.Liverpool vs Paris Saint-Germain: Predicted Reds line-up for Champions League opener Roberto Firmino is expected to start for Liverpool against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.The Brazilian forward suffered an eye injury after being caught by Jan Vertonghen’s flailing arm during the Reds’ win over Tottenham at the weekend. Roberto Firmino scored in the 2-1 win over Tottenham at Wembley He was taken to a hospital in London for tests which confirmed an abrasion of the eye but no lasting damage.Speaking at a press conference on Monday ahead of the PSG clash, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said he was hopeful his number nine would be available to face the French giants.And it is understood Firmino has been included in the squad for the clash at Anfield.“He couldn’t play today, no chance, but we are hoping tomorrow,” said Klopp, on Monday. “It is good news, it will be close. It was a big relief for all of us.”Firmino is now set to line up alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack against PSG as Liverpool get their latest Champions League campaign under way. Roberto Firmino was substituted during the win over Tottenham after being poked in the eye 2 2last_img

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December 26, 2019 | by

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, December 15. Patrick MCFADDENThe death has occurred of Patrick McFadden, Dooey, Downings, Donegal. Removal from Aras Ui Dhomhall Nursing Home, Milford today, Friday, 15th December, at 2pm to his late residence. Removal on Saturday, 16th December, to the Church of St. John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Margaret MAGUIREThe death has occurred of Margaret Maguire, The Cottages, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, peacefully after a short illness bravely borne at The Donegal Hospice. Recently pre-deceased by her sister Annie, Sadly missed by her sister Mary, nephews James & Philip (McMonagle), nieces Donna & Annemarie, grandnephews and grandnieces. Deeply regretted by a wide circle of extended family, friends and neighbours.Margaret’s remains will be reposing at her late residence from 10am on Friday morning to 10pm, funeral from there on Saturday morning at 10.30am to go to The Church of Irish Martyrs, Letterkenny for Requiem Mass at 11am, burial immediately afterwards at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Drumkeen. Donations in lieu of flowers, if so desired, to Patients Comfort Fund, Donegal Hospice c/o Martin McGowan, McGowan’s Funeral Home, Drumboe Avenue, Stranorlar or any family member. Eircode of wake house: F92 XN9C.  Mary HEGARTYThe death has occurred of Mary Hegarty, 49 Conlin Road, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.Funeral mass took place this morning at 11am at St Mary’s Church Killybegs. Burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Patsy GRANTThe death has occurred of Patsy Grant, Upper Annaugh, Clonmany, Donegal.Removal from his residence on Saturday morning, 16th December, at 10.30am to St. Mary’s Church, Clonmany for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Dementia Ireland. Family time from 11pm to 10am.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: December 15th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img

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December 22, 2019 | by

Takeaways: Liam Hendriks records five-out save, and offense lifts A’s over Twins

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The heat index checked in at 111 degrees by first pitch Friday night. And, like the air itself, the A’s were feeling heavy following a grueling loss the night prior.But Marcus Semien’s leadoff home run in the first inning lifted the air just a bit, setting the tone for a 5-3 A’s (56-42) win. Oakland now has a one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the second wild-card spot. Here are three takeaways.Liam Hendriks records a five out saveHendriks’ fastball clocked in at …last_img

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December 20, 2019 | by

Over the hump

first_imgDo not bring these items in SEA Games venues “I am very happy,” Ricky Dandan, thrust to the head coaching job after Chris Gavina resigned two weeks ago, said of his first win that was tainted by a fight between Eric Camson and Rain or Shine’s Raymond Almazan late in the second quarter.“This [win] will go a long way in the rebuilding of our ballclub,” said the former University of the Philippines Maroon of the win, which the Picanto last tasted on May 21, 2017 under Gavina.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMagnolia won a third straight game later in the night, outlasting Phoenix Petroleum, 97-91.The Hotshots rose to 4-1, half-a-game behind solo unbeaten leader San Miguel Beer, while the Fuel Masters tied the Elasto Painters at 2-3 after a second straight loss. Lacking funds, Team Manila scrounges for ways to compete—and win Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding A day before, Kia signed up Carlo Lastimosa from the free agent market after getting a release from NLEX.  Team consultant Joe Lipa, the former national coach, also hinted that they will still look to sign a big man and another scorer.Kia came into the game losing its last three contests by an average of over 35 points, while the Painters had all sorts of momentum going their way after a 120-99 ripping of the Fuel Masters on Wednesday.“I’m relieved,” Dandan said. “We really had no choice but to move forward and look at the positives of those blowouts. Our confidence was shot [during that losing streak].”Fines are expected to be stiff for Camson and Almazan, though it was clear in replays that the Kia bruiser took the first shot by landing an elbow on the Gilas Pilipinas center’s head.They were later heard hurling invectives at each other on their way to their locker rooms.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City “It wasn’t intended,” Camson said.  “ I was just boxing out.  I am willing to apologize.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Eric Camson vs Raymond Almazan. PBA IMAGESKia Picanto is rebuilding, only to find out that this ragtag crew could do just fine.Lumbering in obscurity and ridicule for the early part of the PBA Philippine Cup, the Picanto on Saturday night snapped a four-game skid in the tournament—and an eight-month losing streak—by bringing down Rain or Shine in a fight-marred contest, 98-94, at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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November 29, 2019 | by

Shades of the greatest

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Kevin Durant is having a superb postseason run of his own.Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets, 104-100, on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up to be a sensational best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“When he’s being as aggressive as he’s been, I don’t think there’s anyone in the NBA, maybe the world, who can stop him,” Draymond Green said of the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP.Houston’s Chris Paul was ejected with 4.4 seconds left for a second technical, though he said afterward he wasn’t sure what he did wrong—and he wouldn’t say whether he made contact with official Josh Tiven while arguing. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t know yet. Nobody told me. He just called a tech,” said Paul, who had rebounded a missed three-pointer by Harden that could have tied the game with nine seconds left and was arguing for a foul.Green added 14 points, nine assists and nine rebounds for the two-time defending champion Warriors, who are meeting the Rockets in the postseason for the fourth time in five years, with Houston having never been victorious.Game 2 is Tuesday night back at Oracle Arena.Harden scored 35 points and Eric Gordon 27 after both struggled early. The Rockets shot 14-for-47 from long range.Harden’s three-point play with 40 seconds left pulled Houston within 100-98. Stephen Curry knocked down a three on the other end over Nene moments later and finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists.ADVERTISEMENT Hotshots up against favored Beermen anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Kevin Durant did it all in Game 1, blocking this layup by James Harden in the second half. —APOAKLAND—Steve Kerr saw his share of spectacular postseason performances playing alongside one of the greatest ever.“There was this guy named Michael, I can’t remember his last name,” the Golden State coach cracked in reference to former Bulls teammate Michael Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Durant, who had combined for 95 points the previous two games against the Clippers, shot 11-for-25 and made 12-of-15 free throws in his fifth straight 30-point playoff performance—matching his career-best streak accomplished from June 1-12, 2017.In Milwaukee, Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 11 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston cruised past Milwaukee, 112-90, in the opener of their second-round Eastern Conference series. —APSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img

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November 27, 2019 | by