Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES But San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb knew the sweep, which comes with an automatic finals berth a thrice-to-beat bonus, won’t come easy.“It’s always hard to play a team that is desperate so we really have to watch out and play hard,” said Gorayeb.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 returnLyceum coach Emil Lontoc said they “don’t have a choice but to win.” Another loss will end the season for the Lady Pirates who are now at 5-3. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ MOST READ 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 Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Gilas completes pool, pursues foreign cagers Gamboa officially assumes post as new PNP chief Lyceum is coming off two successive defeats at the hands of Perpetual (21-25, 27-29, 23-25) and Arellano (23-25, 23-25, 20-25).In juniors action, Lyceum also aims for a sweep and an outright finals slot against ousted San Sebastian at 3:30 p.m. San Sebastian takes a step closer to a sweep against a Lyceum side that is on the brink of elimination.The Lady Stags and the Lady Pirates clash at 12:30 p.m. today in the NCAA women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City, with the former just two wins away from a 9-0 sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards View comments
Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ 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 The Lady Tamaraws’ three-set victory over National University, 25-21, 25-21, 25-22, put them at a 7-6 slate and gave them the fifth seed in a tight race for the third and fourth spots in the semifinals.“We shouldn’t treat this stretch as something to be pressured of, instead we should be excited for this final stretch,” said Pons after the match at Mall of Asia Arena. “Of course we don’t want our season to end.”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 returnFEU’s final match will be against University of the Philippines, which is also vying for a spot in the Final Four.UP and University of Santo Tomas, as of writing time, still hold the third and fourth seeds, respectively. Ravena returns to hardcourt ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Far Eastern University senior Bernadeth Pons said the Lady Tamaraws should not be rattled as they contend for a spot in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We shouldn’t let the pressure get into our heads, and as long as we follow our coaches we will be fine,” said Pons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments
Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, talks to teammates after a window of Dortmund’s team bus was damaged after an explosion before the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund, western Germany, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)DORTMUND, Germany—German police said Wednesday they are investigating “in all directions” after three explosions went off near Borussia Dortmund’s team bus ahead of a Champions League quarterfinal match, injuring one of the soccer team’s players.The first-leg match against Monaco was called off shortly before kickoff Tuesday evening following the blasts near the team hotel in suburban Dortmund, which authorities assume were a targeted attack. Players and police were preparing to go ahead with the rescheduled match on Wednesday evening, with heavy security in place.ADVERTISEMENT Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Investigators were checking the authenticity of a letter claiming responsibility that they found near the scene, and were refusing to give any details of its contents, citing the ongoing probe. Another suspicious object found at the scene turned out to be trash.Police spokeswoman Nina Vogt told ZDF television that “of course our investigations have to go in all directions to begin with.” She said the direction of the probe remains “open.”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 returnSpanish defender Marc Bartra suffered injuries in the wrist and arm and underwent an operation Tuesday night. Police said an officer who was accompanying the bus on a motorbike was suffering from blast trauma and shock.Borussia Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball said he was confident that the team would rise to the occasion for Wednesday’s match despite the experience. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “How is the team doing? You can imagine yourself whether they slept well or badly,” he said. The players were to gather Wednesday morning to digest Tuesday’s events and prepare to face Monaco.“This is certainly a difficult situation for the team which, I think, has not experienced such a situation before,” he said. “However, we expect and I am confident that the team will do its best and deliver a spectacle in the Champions League this evening.” 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 Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely At 85, Nepali aims to regain title of oldest Everest climber Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government 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 Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Iniong wins debut in ONE undercard Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Greene had a game-high 33 points to go along 10 rebounds to lead TnT while Jayson Castro and Ranidel De Ocampo combined for 29 points.White had 21 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier but committed eight turnovers.Romeo added 20 points, on 8-of-20 shooting, while Romeo had 15.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test MOST READ “The defense was pretty decent tonight, especially on Terrence [Romeo] and Stanley [Pringle],” said TnT head coach Nash Racela. “Moreson on their import Malcolm White.”TNT managed to clamp down on the Globalport trio of White, Romeo, and Pringle in the fourth quarter allowing just eight points from them in the fourth quarter.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 returnIn comparison, KaTropa’s reinforcement Donte Greene had 11 points all to himself in the final period.Kris Rosales and Moala Tautuaa capped off TNT’s 11-4 run late in the fourth with the reserve point guard finding the versatile big man underneath for the jam to give the KaTropa a 105-83 lead with 2:32 left in the game. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely TNT vs GlobalPort. PBA IMAGESTnT launched its torpedoes and proceeded to sink Globalport with a commanding 109-88 victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday.The KaTropa upped their win streak to five games for a 5-1 card to take sole possession of third seed while the Batang Pier were left to anguish at 10th with a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments
LEADING RIDER Anthony Thomas yesterday combined with champion trainer Wayne DaCosta to boot home three winners, his fifth in two days, pushing him to 55 for the season -19 clear of Shane Ellis atop the jockeys’ standings. Thomas, who rode two winners on Saturday, lit up yesterday’s 10-race meet with a three-timer including UNCLE FRANK in the Owen Silvera Memorial feature race at a mile. One of three DaCosta runners in the five-horse field, UNCLE FRANK chased BIRDIE MY LOVE into the lane and afterwards outbattled his rail-running stablemate, RADICAL, in a stirring stretch duel from a furlong and a half out. MARVELLOUS MARVA, the favourite, with Mellisa Ward astride, finished third under an indecisive ride from the female apprentice, who was forced to check the five-year-old mare in tight quarters turning for home and again when challenging a furlong out. Set down on the outside after changing lanes, MARVELLOUS MARVA had too much to do and had to settle for third, denying Ward a second trophy win aboard the grey with whom she had won the Mark My Word Trophy on May 23. Thomas, who had earlier won the first of his three races for DaCosta with DYSFUNCTIONAL, returned to close the jockey-trainer three-timer with WINTER IS COMING in the final race of the day.
National Under-23 team head coach Donovan Duckie says he is looking to build a winning culture within his squad ahead of weekend friendlies against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Jamaica’s Under-23s are scheduled to oppose St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Under-20 team on Friday and their senior team next Sunday, August 26 as his squad steps up preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers. “It was not our choice as to who we play. We were offered two games and grabbed them with open arms. We want to achieve certain objectives by playing these friendly international games,” Duckie told The Gleaner before the team’s departure, yesterday. “This is okay for us to play teams that are younger than us, but we don’t consider them weaker. We could look at our offence against their Under-20 team, but playing the senior team will be more challenging,’ he pointed out. “We will use the first game as a warm up to play the senior team,” Duckie added. Duckie wants winning to become a habit in the quest for a historic qualification to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. “It is always important to win because it builds a culture. You don’t want the players’ confidence to be torn. We always want to be positive. We want to win at the right time before the qualifiers start,” he shared. “The programme started about three months ago and we are building. We have a pool of 50 players and we will rotate them to find the best squad. “We are allowed to carry 18 players on this tour, so we have to think about balance in terms of positions. We have seven players that travelled with the senior team to the eastern Caribbean and they will be joining us from Barbados. They will be integrated with the eleven players travelling from Jamaica,” Duckie said. Players: Deshane Beckford, Seigle Knight, Jamoi Topey, Andre Leslie, Alex Marshall, Kaheem Parris, Tevin Shaw, Ajeanie Talbot, Ricardo Thomas, Peter-Lee Vassell, Jeadine White, Eric Edwards, Sheldon McKoy, Leonardo Jibberson, Ricardo Dennis, Ray Campbell, Nicolloyd Dinham, and Kemo Wilson. Officials and coaches: Donald Beckford (head of delegation), Donovan Duckie (head coach), Merron Gordon (assistant coach), Howard Bell (team manager), Denzil Williams (physiotherapist), and Ronald Watson (equipment manager).
Hubert Lawrence, Gleaner Writer Largely written off, Jamaica’s male track athletes came to the fore at the Birmingham Diamond League meet in England on Sunday. Reigning world 110 metre champion Omar McLeod led the way with a win he described as easy, with Yohan Blake and Akeem Bloomfield also crossing the finish line first. The top Jamaican woman was Danielle Williams who set a meet record of 12.46 seconds in the 100 metre hurdles. Not named as a medal winner in recent World Championship predictions, hurdler supreme McLeod stepped away from American Freddie Crittenden to win in 13.21 seconds and said, “It was pretty easy and felt good.” Apparently, things are coming together for him. “I’m in a new environment with a new coach and I feel like I’m ready to go again.” As is often the case for the man who won the 2016 World Indoor Championship, his mind is on the biggest meet of the year. “Anything can happen, and I need to go there as defending champion and be ready to compete,” determined McLeod. A relaxed Blake just held off fast finishing Briton Adam Gemili in the 100m, with both getting times of 10.07 seconds. “The weather wasn’t great,” he said of the Birmingham chill. “I’m saving the big day for the World Championships and the Diamond League finals in Zurich.” With the confidence derived from a season with three sub-10 clockings and the Jamaican National title, the 2011 World 100 metre champion said, “I can run faster than that and training has been good.” Bloomfield’s 400 metre 45.04 second win was critical as he hasn’t yet gained selection for the World Championships in Doha. The win earned him a place in the Diamond League final and a win there would book his ticket to Doha. Just 5th in the 200 metres at the National Championships, he reviewed, “the eight points puts me in the Diamond League final and that’s the big positive.” Nevertheless, the tall Jamaican is still concerned. “I don’t know how selection will go for the 400m, but we will have to see what happens.” With her selection worries dissipated, Williams beat the harsh conditions with a determined win over world record holder Kendra Harrison, who trailed at 12.66 seconds and watched as the Jamaican equalled her meet record of 12.46. Janeek Brown, a Jamaican newcomer to the League, was 5th in 12.79 seconds. Tall Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo continued her undefeated season with a win in the most keenly awaited race of the meet, the women’s 200 metres. Commonwealth winner last year, Miller-Uibo outlasted fast starting European champion Dina Asher-Smith and recently crowned Pan-Am gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce in 22.24 seconds.
Guyanese gospel singer and producer Samuel Medas has been nominated for seven Caribbean Gospel Music Awards. The nominations were announced two days ago. The award show and festival will take place in The Bahamas in the latter part of 2016.Medas has been nominated for Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year (“Love Letter from Heaven”); Soca Vocal Performance of the Year (“They Don’t Know”); Album of the Year (“Ink of Intimacy”); New Artiste of the Year; Praise and Worship Recording of the Year (“Never Leave”); Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year (“The Truth”) and Song of the Year (“Love Letter from Heaven”).The artiste expressed his excitement to be nominated alongside iconic names in Caribbean Gospel Music, like Sherwin Gardener, Papa San, DJ Nicholas, Positive, Jermaine Edwards and Gates Praise. He contended that these were the people whose music he grew up on and they continue to have a huge influence on him.“I’d love to say hard work paid off, but I know all too well that me reaching this far, and being nominated out of hundreds of other great artistes is just by the grace of God. And there’s an untold testimony behind that too. Thanks to the people who push me to higher heights,” Medas said.The young singer is one of the most sought-after local gospel artistes and also produces music full time for a number of other gospel singers. He has repeatedly said that his music and his albums showcase his personal relationship with God.
Plans are moving apace to host the 9th edition of the Lake Mainstay Car and Bike show on Saturday evening at the resort. The stage is being set and the vehicles are all in top gear to impress the patrons come Saturday evening.This year, the car and bike competition will be conducted in several categories including overall, extreme, audio internal, audio external and artwork. Cars, bikes and SUVs will be competing for best sounds – both external and internal; loudest sounds; best artwork and others.Over $1 million in cash prizes will be up for grabs as well as trophies. However, after the presentation of trophies and prizes, the party begins with Pream’s Mega Sounds.Admission to the event cost $1000 for adults and $500 for children. The competition gets underway at 18:00h but gates will be opened at 16:00h.
The momentum is rising as the date draws near to one of the most anticipated parties titled “40 Shades of Gayle” billed for October 5, 2019 on the lawns of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.The party is expected to be explosive with several Guyanese and international artistes, including Kes The Band; Guyana’s Soca Monarch, Brandon Harding and Guyana’s Chutney Monarch, Steven Ramphal and a few others to be added.In addition, there will be some of the best DJs in the house who will ensure the patrons have a blast all night long. Listed to be on the console are DJ Energy, Worldwide Seen Up, Father Moey, Gully Ras, Selector Diamond, Cash Money, and Garwin.It will be a night to remember. General admission to the event cost $3000, stage front $10,000 and the all-exclusive VVIP section is $25,000Ticket locations in Georgetown include That Look Boutique, Gizmos and Gadgets, The Hibiscus Restaurant, Exclusive Styles, Bistro Café and Bar, The Wine Vault and Urban Life, Giftland Mall. Tickets could be purchased at Candy Boss, New Amsterdam in Berbice, and Coleen’s Closet, Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Side.This is one event that you cannot miss.