TNT makes playoffs, routs Phoenix

first_imgTroy Rosario went 4-of-7 from three to topscore with 18 markers and four rebounds off the bench, Jericho Cruz contributed 17 points, and Roger Pogoy chipped in 15 markers and three rebounds in a balanced attack by TNT.It was an impressive showing by the KaTropa, but they have no time for any celebration as they brace for defending three-time Philippine Cup champion and top-seed San Miguel, which is armed with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.“We’re number eight and we play the number one team, but the important thing is we’re still alive,” he said as he prepares for the rematch of last season’s Commissioner’s Cup Finals.TNT averted missing the bus for the first time since the 2015 Governors’ Cup, and kept its streak of consecutive playoff appearances in the all-Filipino conference since failing to advance back in 1998.Matthew Wright led Phoenix with 18 points, six rebounds, and six assists but shot just 1-of-6 from downtown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT almost seemed to have given Phoenix a handicap, putting in Jayson Castro off the bench to start the game.But it was a different story after the break as the four-time Best Player of the Conference stepped on the gas pedal to lead the KaTropa’s decimation of the Fuel Masters, 118-97, in a playoff for the last quarterfinals slot in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer UE gets fired up after Adamson coach rests starters in first set Castro was content to pick his spots early, but ultimately landed the haymaker in the third quarter, where he poured in 10 in TNT’s 40-point explosion. The KaTropa went on a 21-6 tear in the pivotal third period to take a 75-55 lead.The star guard finished with a near-triple-double performance of 17 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I think at this point of the conference, all you want is a day to live,” said coach Nash Racela. “From our last elimination game, we’re fighting for our lives. Every game to us is a do or die game, so we live to fight another day. That’s what we wanted before we ended the eliminations.“It didn’t hurt that KaTropa were getting their shots down from beyond the arc with their 15-of-36 shooting that helped extend their lead to as high as 29, 112-83, midway through the final frame. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Doug Kramer, the hero of the Fuel Masters’ 74-72 elimination victory over TNT, mustered a double-double of 16 markers and 11 boards, while Gelo Alolino had 13.The scores:TNT 118 — Rosario 18, Castro 17, Cruz 17, Pogoy 15, Semerad 12, Williams 11, Tautuaa 10, Reyes 5, Garcia 4, Tamsi 4, Paredes 3, Nuyles 2, Carey 0, Golla 0, Torres 0.PHOENIX 97 — Wright 18, Kramer 16, Alolino 13, Jazul 11, Perkins 10, Chan 9, Mendoza 7, Eriobu 5, Intal 4, Guevarra 2, Wilson 2, Cortes 0, Dehesa 0, Gamboa 0.Quarters: 27-25, 54-49, 94-76, 118-97.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Brownlee, Ginebra hold off Alaska for 2nd straight win

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Justin Brownlee was marvelous down the stretch for the Gin Kings putting up 17 points in the final frame as they held off the Aces’ advances in the period.That heavy production of Brownlee, however, doesn’t bode too well with Ginebra head coach Tim Cone’s long term plans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“It was a stressful game, we weren’t playing well as a team but Justin is playing particularly well as an individual,” said Cone. “That’s always a little scary because you know what we can’t be too Justin reliant and everybody’s got to step up.”Ginebra is without key players Joe Devance and Sol Mercado who both had procedures done on their legs. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Devance had a medical procedure done on his knee while Mercado is recovering after he got surgery on a meniscal tear.With the team depleted to its very foundations, Brownlee took it upon himself to put Ginebra on his back.After Vic Manuel’s free throw trimmed the Gin Kings’ lead to four, 98-94, with 2:41 left Bronwlee scored two straight field goals with the second one coming off a beautiful layup through traffic for Ginebra’s 102-94 lead at the two-minute mark.Brownlee produced yet another moment of magic when he converted on a physically-contested jumper, that turned into a three-point play for Ginebra’s 106-98 lead with 39 seconds to play.Ginebra’s talismanic import eventually finished with a season-high 45 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists while Japeth Aguilar added a 24-point and 10-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT Brownlee’s near triple-double singlehandedly erased three 20-point performances from the Aces who saw Manuel put up 28 points.Alaska’s import Mike Harris had 23 points and 19 rebounds but only played until the third quarter after twisting his left ankle late in the period.Chris Banchero orchestrated Alaska’s offense with 21 points and 10 assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra is slowly building up momentum in the season’s third conference after taking down Alaska, 109-101, for its second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings opened their campaign on a 2-0 start and climbed to the second spot of the standings and in the process snapped the Aces’ three-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Romeo, McCarthy shrug off heated exchange in TNT win over Columbian 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 award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View commentslast_img read more

MOC, LIPO Entangled in Trademark Fraud

first_imgThe issuance of a trademark certificate to H.K. Enterprise, owned by a Lebanese businessman to input Pop Drink on the local market has landed the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) in trouble with the Commercial Court, at the Temple of Justice.Both government entities are expected to appear before the court on Thursday, March 24, to provide clarity on the conflicting date appeared on the ten years’ trademark certificate the H.K. Enterprise obtained from LIPO and subsequently submitted to the court.LIPO is responsible to issue trademarks in the country.MOCI, the court said, relied on the conflicting certificate and issued an Import Declaration Permit (IDP) that allowed H.K. Enterprise to easily bring the product in the country.H.K. Enterprise is owned by Housseni Kessel, who is being tried for allegedly using the duplicated trademark certificate to input Pop Drink on the local market.The trademark in question in 2010 was registered to BAF Trading Corporation, giving it the sole right to import the product on the local market for ten years.The BAF claimed that without any violation and expiration of the ten years’ right, LIPO in 2014, allegedly issued it to H.K. Enterprise, causing them losses of millions of United States dollars.The conflicting date was discovered when Kessel took the stand to testify as a defense witness.During his testimony, he presented the document as one of it documentary evidences to support his registration for the trademark certificate.The document presented to the court has on it that H.K. Enterprise published their application for the trademark in The News newspaper on January 20, 2014, and according to the trademark certificate it was on the same January 20 the trademark was registered and the certificate was issued by LIPO to the Lebanese company.It is based on the inconsistencies that the court has summoned the two public institutions.The Act that established the LIPO provides that publication for trademark registration should be printed in the daily newspaper for two weeks and, if there is an objection, the trademark certificate should not be issued.But, if nobody objects to it then LIPO can go ahead to issue the trademark to the applicant.Further in his testimony, Kessel admitted that he did not know that BAF Trading Corporation was the owner of the trademark for Pop Drink and got to know when he was invited by the MOCI based on a complaint from BAF.In his testimony, he said, he was appointed by Franco in Singapore, the agent of PT Foreser, the factory that produces the Pop Drink, as one of its sub-distributors of the product in Liberia.Surprisingly, in that appointment letter which was read in court it quoted the Asian Company as warning Kessel that, “the distributor should inform and ensure all of its sub-distributors that they should not register the trademark in Liberia without a written communication from the factory.”Instead, when he was asked why he registered the trademark ignoring the warning, Kessel said he presented all of the documents regarding the trademark registration and other documents from the supplier and he got ten years’ right.Another conflicting issue on the application was that it gave H.K. Enterprise one year as sub-distributor of its product, but LIPO gave the company ten years holder of the product.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Western nations call for compliance with Guyana’s Constitution

first_imgCCJ consequential orders…PPP to engage diplomatic communityWith the caretaker Government being called out to honour the Constitution of Guyana and the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rulings, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has begun engaging the diplomatic community in order to bring Guyana’s constitutional crisis to their attention.The Opposition Leader made this announcement during a press conference at his Church Street, Georgetown office on Monday. According to Jagdeo, he has already commenced discussions with representatives of the Caribbean Community.Jagdeo met with Secretary General of Caricom, Erwin LaRoque and noted that these discussions will continue with the wider diplomatic bloc, representatives of which he plans to brief today.“I just met with the Secretary General of Caricom…and I said to him that the regional institution has ruled. I would like to have the judgement sent to all the Heads of Government of the region. So they won’t get the spin from third parties. They are very capable persons; they will read the judgment.”The Opposition Leader said that he is aware that the caretaker Government will frustrate the process and try to defy the judgement of the Court.“We know now that APNU will frustrate and try to defy the judgement of the Court. Is [the international community] prepared to accept the judgement of the highest court? Because if they’re prepared to accept the ruling… then that will determine how they relate to this Government. They have to relate to the Government in a caretaker capacity and urge the Government to uphold the Constitution,” Jagdeo added.Jagdeo also noted the implications if the Government continues to disregard the Constitution and the court ruling. He referenced the case Guyana has before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Venezuela, which has laid claim to a large section of the country.Constitutional crisisHe stated that the country is in a full-fledged constitutional crisis.“We’re in a full-fledged constitutional crisis… by selectively interpreting and redefining and distorting what the Court said, it’s putting us at the risk that when we have a ruling at the ICJ and it’s in favour of Guyana, Venezuela could do the same thing….And we’d have no moral authority to argue that they must respect the decision of the ICJ. Because here we have a Government distorting and not respecting the decision of a regional court. They are exposing our country, but this doesn’t affect this cabal. They are there for one reason. Not for [the] country. They don’t care how we are viewed around the world.”Jagdeo expressed a willingness, however, to write the ICJ in support of the Government’s position against Venezuela on the border controversy. Already, Venezuela has shown signs of not respecting the court’s authority in the matter.Although the ICJ fixed April 18, 2019, as the date for Venezuela to submit a Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction, following the submission of Guyana’s own Memorial, Venezuela did not make any submission on that date.Western nationsAs the parliamentary Opposition continues to mount pressure, the international community is urging the country’s political players to act swiftly and in compliance with the Constitution, as ordered by the CCJ.In a joint statement issued on Monday, members of the diplomatic community in Guyana, including the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union, stated that they have taken note of the CCJ’s pronouncements on July 12.They said it is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by the CCJ’s ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. The diplomats furthered urged that this adherence be done expeditiously.“The Caribbean Court of Justice – Guyana’s Supreme Court – has spoken. It is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by its ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. We urge everyone to do so expeditiously,” the diplomats said in the joint communique.This follows statements issued by the Private Sector Commission (PSC), which also urged compliance with the Court and Constitution. According to the PSC in a statement, the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman must be done the right way. The Commission, which is the umbrella body for the business community, warned that President David Granger must not go down the road of another unilateral appointment.“The Private Sector Commission of Guyana has noted with great concern the recent consequential order ruling following the final ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on June 12, 2019, in respect to the no-confidence vote against the Government on December 21, 2018, which was validly and properly passed,” the Commission said in the statement.“In view of the given political and constitutional circumstances, the PSC wishes to register its position – having the highest regard for the respect of the Constitution and the rule of law and order, for the President and Opposition Leader to appoint as a matter of urgency – a Chairman for GECOM from the list submitted by the Leader of the Opposition.”last_img read more

Calgary selected by World Petroleum Council to host oil and gas forum in 2023

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Calgary has been selected to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2023, beating out four other global cities in voting that took place in St. Petersburg, Russia.The World Petroleum Council selected Calgary to host its global oil and gas forum in a fourth ballot early Sunday, where the other remaining contender was Baku, Azerbaijan.Held once every three years, the congress attracts industry and government leaders from around the world including government heads of state and ministers of energy.- Advertisement -Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who was in St. Petersburg for the vote, said in a video posted to social media that the selection is “a shot in the arm for the Canadian energy sector.”Calgary hosted the World Petroleum Congress in 2000 and brought in extra police officers from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in expectation of massive demonstrations which never materialized.A news release from the World Petroleum Congress Canada calls the event the “Olympics of oil and gas,” noting it will bring in an estimated 5,000 delegates to the city.Advertisement “Nothing like a little drama to make the victory all the sweeter,” Nenshi said on Twitter of the final vote.WPC Canada said the congress is expected to include over 80 national delegations, 700 expert speakers, 500 CEOs, 800 media, and 400 exhibiting companies. “People were excited to learn about Canadian energy. They understand that Calgary remains the epicentre _ the global epicentre for the world oil and gas industry, and here’s the chance to showcase our innovation, our environmental stewardship and our sustainability,” Nenshi said in the video from St. Petersburg, standing beside Denis Painchaud, chair of WPC Canada.“We’ll see the world in 2023,” Nensi added.Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Baku, Azerbaijan and Buenos Aires, Argentina also competed to host the event.The final round of voting between Calgary and Baku was close _ 21 to 20.Advertisementlast_img read more

Wazito, Kisumu earn KPL promotion

first_imgTo win the trophy that was stretched down to the wire, Wazito ripped apart St Joseph’s Youth FC 7-0 at the Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo while Kisumu handed relegated Thika United a 6-1 thrashing to earn automatic promotion to the top flight league.Kisumu All Stars coach Francis Oduor in action against Thika United. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe three teams came into the final round separated only by a single point with Wazito holding the advantage that saw them conclude the season as the best team with 81 points, just one aheadof Kisumu who finished second.Dates for the second legged KPL promotion playoff are yet to be confirmed but the fact that no second tier side has ever claimed victory in the playoff against the top tier opposition could be difficult reading for Stima who narrowly missed out on the slot in last season’s campaign where they finished 4th.Ushuru FC, who this season missed out on a top 3 finish having finished in 4th place, have played in the playoffs twice in succession. Losing to Thika United in 2017 and Nakumatt FC in 2018.At the opposite end of the table, Kangemi All Stars, Thika and Green Commandos have been confirmed as the relegation casualties.-Final round results-Kisumu All Stars Ian Motanda dribbles past Thika United players. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKenya Police 2-2 Ushuru (Karuturi Grounds)Migori Youth 2-0 Kangemi All-Stars (Awendo Stadium)Fortune Sacco vs Modern Coast Rangers (Kianyaga Stadium)Kibera Black Stars 1-2 Nairobi City Stars (Hope Center)Green Commandos vs Coast Stima (Bukhungu Stadium)Wazito 7-1 St. Joseph’s Youth (Camp Toyoyo)Administration Police vs Bidco United (Ruaraka Grounds)Thika United 1-7 Kisumu All Stars (Thika Stadium)Shabana 3-1 FC Talanta (Gusii Stadium)Eldoret Youth 2-4 Nairobi Stima (Eldoret Show Grounds)-Additional reporting from 12 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kisumu All Stars players celebrating after earning KPL promotion. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, June 9 – Wazito FC returned to the Kenyan Premier League joined by Kisumu All Stars after finishing first and second respectively in the National Super League 2018/19 season that concluded Sunday.Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima beat Eldoret Youth 4-2 to finish third and set up the KPL promotion playoff against Posta Rangers.last_img read more

The next Cristiano Ronaldo? Watch Manchester United-bound Memphis Depay’s best bits

first_imgManchester United have agreed a deal to sign Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven.The 21-year-old will move to Old Trafford for a fee of around £25million after an impressive season for PSV, in which he scored 21 goals in 28 games for the Eredivisie champions.Depay has been likened to Cristiano Ronaldo by former Netherlands star Ronald de Boer and, judging by this footage of some of his best bits, he could prove a steal for Louis van Gaal’s side.last_img

Daily News photographer wins AP honor

first_imgWhittier Daily News staff photographer Keith Durflinger has been honored in the Associated Press News Executives Council’s annual contest honoring the best newswriting and photography of 2005 by AP member newspapers in California and Nevada. Durflinger, 43, a Whittier resident, won second place in the Division IV feature photo category for his entry titled “Hound.” Division IV is for newspapers whose circulation is 25,000 or less. “It was something interesting and I knew I had to do something different, so I ended up laying on the ground,” said Durflinger, who previously has won California Newspaper Publishers Association awards. “The dog came up and licked my camera and they eventually had to pick him up.” “We are proud of the efforts of fine photographers like Keith, who capture snippets of life in the Whittier area for our readers every day,” said Talmage A. Campbell, executive editor of the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAwards in 59 categories will be presented at an evening banquet at the annual APNEC conference, to be held Saturday, June 10, at the Hotel Mar Monte in Santa Barbara. This year’s APNEC winners were chosen by editors from AP member newspapers in Indiana from more than 1,000 entries.last_img read more

Things To Do

first_img“Beauty and the Beast” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by the Santa Clarita Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.Call (661) 251-6844 for tickets. Raising the Bar gymnastics spectacular, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Waller’s GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 251-3390.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Moonlight hike, 8 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Place3rita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off will honor the Law Enforcement Torch Run and benefit local Special Olympics, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack Bones Equestrian Center at pitchess Detention Center, 29310 The Old Road, Castaic. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Call Stephanie Wilke at (661) 295-8812. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Reverend Bill & the Soul Believers will perform, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt in Valencia. Call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. last_img read more

Carlos Alberto and his wonder goal in 1970

first_img Carlos Alberto, top left, scored one of the World Cup’s greatest goals Now there are 15 days to go until the World Cup starts and is continuing its countdown by looking at the most iconic players to grace it.Our list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.15) Carlos Alberto: Brazil, defender (1970)He was the rampaging right-back who at his only World Cup led what many believe to be the greatest team in history. Alberto is known most for scoring Brazil’s fourth goal in the final: a flamboyant blast into the corner after a wonderful team move. If you want to know how good he really was, though, check out his pass to Jairzinho ahead of the Gordon Banks wonder save from Pele. Ridiculous. 2 2 talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.last_img read more