After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer in PBA

first_imgWhile they may be rivals on the court, Thompson could not help but be impressed with Amer’s improvement this year.“Baser has been playing really good. They’re successful right now is because of the way he plays. It’s also a big boost for them when they added kuya Ranidel (de Ocampo) and Mike Tolomia, so they have more weapons this time compared to last year,” he said.But the goal remains the same for Thompson as he hopes win his second championship at his friend’s expense.“I’m thankful to be back in the Finals and we really want to win this one,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Blue Eagles move closer to PVL finals sweep Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ PBA IMAGESFor Scottie Thompson, it’s time for the second part of his redemption tour against Baser Amer.With the upcoming Finals clash between Ginebra and  Meralco in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup,  the former Perpetual playmaker and the San Beda floor general also renew they rivalry.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “They [San Beda] were the ones in red then. Now, I’m the one in red so I wish to eliminate them again,” he said smiling.Thompson was on the losing end thrice in the Final Four as his tough-as-nails Altas failed to knock off Amer’s Red Lions from 2012 to 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHe didn’t get his fourth crack at San Beda after Perpetual missed out on the playoffs in his senior year in NCAA Season 91.But Thompson did get one back on Amer after his Gin Kings won the 2016 Governors’ Cup at the expense of the Bolts last season. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

UFC champ Nurmagomedov a conservative voice in Russia

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “My dear brothers and countrymen,” Sadulaev wrote to his Instagram audience of 650,000 after Sunday’s shooting, which authorities have blamed on suspects including a former martial arts champion. “We are mountain men who call ourselves Muslims. There is nothing in these seedy places (nightclubs) for us except harm … For us, there is no place for these clubs.”So far, there’s no sign of a crackdown on nightlife. Regional youth minister Kamil Saidov told the Govorit Moskva radio station that Sunday’s shooting was “an everyday conflict” and said there should be better security, not closures.“If we don’t have places for young people to relax (they’ll leave Dagestan),” he said.___Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc “What good do these nightclubs bring to our society?” Nurmagomedov posted Monday on Instagram, where he has more than 13 million followers.Nurmagomedov, who lives an alcohol-free lifestyle, beat UFC opponent Conor McGregor last month and helped cause the subsequent brawl, further raising his already-high profile at home.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 ChrissOn Monday, he reposted a video by Dagestani actor Eldar Iraziev calling for nightclubs to be closed, saying he “completely” supports that message. In his video, Iraziev condemns nightclubs for “alcohol like a river, depraved women and in the end there are shootings.”It’s not the first time Nurmagomedov has voiced disapproval of other people’s nightlife choices. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “All alcoholics will have the same end,” he wrote after a news conference ahead of the fight against McGregor, who had lambasted him for refusing an offer of whiskey.In August, Nurmagomedov posted a video of a largely-female crowd singing along at a hip-hop concert with the comment: “Modern Dagestan. Is this really what our revered ancestors left us to inherit?”The Muslim peoples of Russia’s North Caucasus are often marginalized economically and socially in Russia, with higher levels of poverty than the national average and generally conservative views on issues such as women in the workforce. The region’s passion for combat sports offers young men a path to fame — and an audience for their views.Nurmagomedov has repeatedly met with the authoritarian ruler of the neighboring region of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. Authorities in Chechnya heavily restrict the sale of alcohol, promote an Islamic dress code for women and have been accused of human rights abuses including torture of gay men.Nurmagomedov’s stance on nightclubs has been echoed by Olympic wrestling champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev, nicknamed the “Russian Tank” for his strength in the ring.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES 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 awardcenter_img Read Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal D’Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets add to Miami Heat’s home misery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 file photo Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks at a news conference after the UFC 229 mixed martial arts event in Las Vegas. UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best-known Muslim athlete in Russia, and he’s rapidly becoming a leading conservative voice at home. When a National Guardsman was killed while apparently trying to break up a fight outside an establishment variously described as a cafe and nightclub early Sunday morning, Nurmagomedov called for a crackdown on the local nightlife in his mostly-Muslim home region of Dagestan.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)MOSCOW — UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best-known Muslim athlete in Russia, and he’s rapidly becoming a leading conservative voice at home.When a National Guardsman was killed while apparently trying to break up a fight outside an establishment variously described as a cafe and nightclub early Sunday morning, Nurmagomedov called for a crackdown on the local nightlife in his mostly-Muslim home region of Dagestan.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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9th Caribbean Beekeeping Congress launched

first_imgThe Agriculture Ministry, in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Beekeepers’ Organisation (ACBO) and Guyana Apicultural Society (GAS) on Monday officially launched the Ninth Caribbean Beekeeping Congress under the theme, “Natural Beekeeping for a Green Caribbean”.The conference will cater to over 200 participants from November 19 to 23. This biannual forum, which is geared to address the challenges and opportunities within the subsector, is the second congress convened in Guyana. It will also assist in boosting local beekeeping businesses and opportunities to develop export potential through the promotion of local apiculture products to Caribbean visitors.In brief remarks at the Agriculture Ministry’s boardroom, Chief Executive OfficerInter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Country Representative Wilmot Garnett(CEO) of the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA), Nigel Cumberbatch, urged that more and better local honey-based products be made available for public consumption. This, he said, will reduce the demand for imported apiary products and make available more opportunities for local beekeepers.“We have an opportunity; we have a market right here and we must strive to be able to satisfy the market that we have here … we have an industry that has the ability to grow and there are markets that we can attain by growing,” Cumberbatch is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying. He added that there was a need for more commercial beekeeping activities.According to Cumberbatch, there is a need to push for more honey production since the nation imports between 45 and 50 kilograms of honey annually from Canada, Jamaica and Congo, among other countries, which he hopes can be changed since “we import as much as we produce”.The GLDA CEO also urged that GAS create a relationship between crop farmers and beekeepers to expand within their respective fields.GAS Chairman Neil Grant, who is also chairing the Congress, said the organisation hoped to promote beekeeping as a profession to the participants, particularly those living in the hinterland communities.Grant added that the organisation was also encouraging the involvement of 1000 beekeepers with 100 hives each, as a way to expand on the production within the sector. He urged more sponsors to join the effort and support the initiative as it will play a role in the growth of the industry.Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Country Representative Wilmot Garnett said the apiculture sector was one in Guyana that needed marketing in the Caribbean and called for updates and regulations made across the Region to be highlighted to beekeepers.The first congress of beekeepers was held in Tobago in November 1998. Successive congresses were held in Nevis in 2000, Jamaica in 2002, Trinidad in 2005, Guyana in 2008, Grenada in 2011, and St Croix in 2014.last_img read more

High school Fort St. John volleyball players take advantage of elite coaching

first_img“Absolute leaps and bound. The biggest thing at this age is confidence. If you’re constantly doing reps on a skill at this age, you can pick things up really quickly,” Amoroso adds. “As soon as your confidence grows, usually people develop skills in just five days of work.”Also providing instruction at the camp was Miller, a British international who has taken part in four years of professional volleyball, and has over 100 caps for the British national team, along with playing in the Olympics. Stella Odion has played for seven professional seasons in Croatia, Portugal, Finland and Switzerland, along with four years at BaylorUniversity in the NCAA, and is also helping out.Camp director Ellen Orchard played four years for CaliforniaStateUniversity, along with three years in Switzerland.Advertisement Michael Amoroso, one of the instructors at the camp, played for five seasons with QueensUniversity, and also has spent time with the junior national team, as well as playing professionally in Sweden.He says that those in small towns don’t often get the chance to learn from players who have competed at high levels.“Kids in the smaller communities don’t really get a lot of opportunities to have access to high level coaching, and between the four of us, we’ve played all over Europe and the world,” he explains, adding that an Olympic level player is coaching as well. “Joel [Miller] was a participant in the last Olympic Games in London, and we’re just trying to give them as much access as we can. FortSt. John is a hub for volleyball.”- Advertisement -Amoroso says that it’s important for players, regardless of skill level, to focus on the fundamentals when working on their game.“Volleyball is one of those sports from the lowest levels, to the highest levels, the basics and the fundamentals are what produce a clean and fun game to watch,” he says. “For the low level players, we try to start them off with basic movement, and get them acquainted with moving on the court and feeling comfortable playing with the ball. For the older players, we try to focus on strategy, and try to turn them into coaches themselves. We want to give them tools to improve all year long.Despite the camp being a week long, the players have improved significantly when compared to start when it comes to their skills on the court.Advertisementlast_img read more

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitted he was tempted to start dancing again after Stoke victory

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez admitted he was tempted to start dancing again following his side’s impressive 3-0 victory at Stoke.The Toffees blitzed their hosts at a rain-lashed Britannia Stadium with first-half goals from Romelu Lukaku, Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon, and created several further chances to add to their tally after the break.The comprehensive win came only a day or so after footage had emerged showing Martinez producing some interesting dance moves at a Jason Derulo concert.And when asked if he had been tempted to do something similar at the end of Saturday’s match, Martinez said: “I thought about it, if I’m honest with you!“But I felt it would be difficult to beat the moves we had on the pitch.“I think today the likes of Tom Cleverley, Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku had the best moves of the game. I’m going to keep mine for another occasion!”Everton have been accused of underachieving this season, but this Premier League win strengthened the impression they are turning a corner as they moved up from 11th to eighth in the table.It was the first time they have registered back-to-back league wins in 2015-16, and also represented a third straight victory in all competitions, with each of them being 3-0 results.While frequently looking potent in attack, the Toffees have also had a habit of blowing leads this term.And Martinez said: “Overall, to come to the Britannia Stadium and get that scoreline with the controlling performance we had was very pleasing.“I think it shows how far we have come this season and how hungry the group is to finish the season really strong.“Being able to be mature with our performances has been a real enigma this season.“We are a team with a big amount of goals from open play, but managing scorelines has been a real problem.“Sometimes it has been a lack of maturity, sometimes a lack of focus.“But I think in the last three games we have shown a real understanding of what to do on a football pitch.“I’m looking forward to seeing how strongly we can finish the season.”Everton grabbed the lead in the 11th minute as Lukaku’s penalty, awarded for Jack Butland’s foul on Cleverley, took him to 20 goals for the season.A Coleman header extended the advantage in the 28th minute, and Lennon then punished a Philipp Wollscheid error with a slotted finish in the 42nd.Things could have got even worse in the second half for a lacklustre Stoke side, with the efforts of Butland – including tipping a Lukaku header onto the bar – key in ensuring they sustained no further damage.last_img read more

DDTV: SEE AMAZING VIDEO OF SALMON LEAPING THE FALLS ON RIVER FINN

first_imgThis is one of nature’s finest sights, the Salmon Run! For salmon the only way is up it seems… This short video shows Atlantic salmon jumping the awesome falls at Cloghan, on the Famous River Finn. Simply click on the video to play.DDTV: SEE AMAZING VIDEO OF SALMON LEAPING THE FALLS ON RIVER FINN was last modified: November 8th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Cloghandonegalriver finnsalmon runlast_img read more

Lewis, stepdaughter face scrutiny

first_imgRep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, under federal investigation for his connection to a lobbyist, is facing new questions about payments his stepdaughter got from a political fundraising committee. The committee is headed by the president of a tech company that has received millions in government project spending approved by the House committee Lewis chairs. Lewis’ stepdaughter, Julia Willis-Leon, got more than $40,000 in payments from the Small Biz Tech Political Action Committee between February 2005 and March 2006, records show – far more than the sums the PAC contributed to candidates and other committees. She was paid for fundraising work and is listed on the PAC Web site as its director. The PAC’s chairman is Nick Karangelen, founder and president of Trident Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va., a small high-tech firm that provides communications systems for the Pentagon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Trident received $12.2 million in projects in defense spending bills between 2002 and 2006, according to a study by Keith Ashdown of Taxpayers for Common Sense. Lewis chaired the House Appropriations defense subcommittee before taking over the gavel of the full committee last year. 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

DRY ARCH COMPLEX GETS A SLICE OF RELAY FOR LIFE ACTION!

first_imgThe Dry Arch Complex Relay for Life team certainly know how to sweeten customers up.The team raised plenty of much-needed cash after holding a bake sale last night at the complex in Letterkenny. The fun continues today with a fun car wash between 12 noon and 4pm while there is a six-a-side football competition from 6pm tonight (SAT).Come along and support a great cause.Together we can battle cancer.   DRY ARCH COMPLEX GETS A SLICE OF RELAY FOR LIFE ACTION! was last modified: April 27th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Dry Arch ComplexRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Carndonagh Business Watch meeting planned to end recent attacks

first_imgA series of attacks on local businesses in Carndonagh has prompted the establishment of a Business Watch scheme.The first meeting will be held tonight (Tuesday 27th June) in the Colgan Hall, at 7.30pm.Recent criminal attacks and break-ins in the town will be top of the agenda. Sergeant Paul Wallace, the Garda Crime Prevention Officer, will be in attendance and is expected to provide advice on security to help businesses to prevent further incidents. Local representatives Cllr Albert Doherty, Cllr Jack Murray and Senator Padraig MacLochlainn are inviting all business owners and interested parties to attend.Carndonagh Business Watch meeting planned to end recent attacks was last modified: June 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessCarndonaghcrimelast_img read more

Warriors consolation prize: A D’Angelo Russell, Steph Curry backcourt to open Chase Center

first_imgInstead of allowing Kevin Durant to bolt to the Brooklyn Nets for nothing, the Warriors executed a sign-and-trade that will land them D’Angelo Russell, Treveon Graham and Shabazz Napier in return.The main headliner, though, is Russell, who will be with the Warriors on a four-year, $117 million deal. He developed with Brooklyn the past two seasons and eventually became an All-Star point guard after spending his first … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more