Star stops San Miguel, stays unbeaten

first_imgMarcio Lassiter added 24 points with his third and final 3-pointer pulling SMB within two, 100-98, with 20.3 ticks remaining before Sangalang went 4-of-4 from the free throw line to end the game.Fajardo is expected to be out at least two weeks due to a calf injury he sustained in San Miguel’s 97-91 win over TNT on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ “It’s all about team effort. It’s all about the teamwork and the game plan of the coaches,” said Star head coach Chito Victolero.The Beermen, who played without their reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo, went on a 12-2 run after Arwind Santos’ putback cut the Hotshots’ lead down to two, 97-95, with 1:11 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Malcolm Hill also helped Star keep San Miguel at bay with a clutch triple, 100-95, with 1:02 left. Hill finished with 20 points and nine rebounds.Wendell McKines powered the Beermen with 27 points and 22 rebounds but he missed a potential game-tying basket with Hill contesting his attempt underneath the basket inside the last 20 seconds. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentscenter_img McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur PBA IMAGESStar blew a big lead late before surviving San Miguel Beer, 104-98, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ian Sangalang capped his double-double effort of 18 points and 11 rebounds with four game-sealing free throws in the final 10 seconds for the Hotshots, who climbed to 3-0 and dealt the Beermen their first loss in three games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Three Filipinos see action in ONE Macau card LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanslast_img read more

Liza oil find in Guyana sparks regional rush

first_imgSuriname’s State-controlled Staatsolie is in negotiations with six international oil companies for rights to a pair of new deepwater blocks after closing invitations to bid for the acreage, as the Liza oil find in Guyana sparks a regional land rush.According to the US Upstream Oil and Gas Newspaper, Staatsolie created Block 59 in the north-west corner of the country’s maritime area along the border with Guyana, as well as a second block, Block 60, that lies east of Block 54, which had previously been the easternmost defined block off of Suriname.Staatsolie has seen a rush of international explorers after the ExxonMobil-operated Liza find on the Stabroek block off of Guyana, which is now estimated to contain between 800 million and 1.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil.“The Liza discovery (Guyana) and Zaedyus (French Guiana) are along the same trend line. Nobody has yet drilled a well in Suriname that actually applies the lessons of Liza.”“Activity has been confined to the shelf, but we are now seeing more interest further out to the north,” said August Nelson, manager of the exploration division of Staatsolie.The first proposal for new acreage was submitted in May from a company interested in the area that would become Block 59 in the north-west.By August 16 this year, Staatsolie had received four proposals for acreage in the north-west and decided to close the “open door invitation for bids” for the area.And by September 7, Staatsolie had also received two bids for acreage in the Block 60 area in the eastern portion of its offshore zone, and the Government decided to close bidding until September 2017.Staatsolie is now in negotiations with the six companies that submitted proposals to agree on terms of a production sharing contract for each of the blocks.The results are said to be a far cry from the last time Staatsolie offered acreage, when Apache was awarded Block 58 along the Guyana border in May 2015 after lacklustre interest in additional acreage from other operators.Now Suriname has become the focus for operators looking to gain exposure to the Guyana-Suriname offshore basin due to a lack of available acreage off Guyana.ExxonMobil and partners, Hess of the US and CNOOC subsidiary Nexen, control the massive Stabroek Block in Guyana. ExxonMobil recently took significant stakes and operator ships in the neighbouring Canje Block and the ultra-deep Kaieteur Block.Repsol is understood to be favoured in the negotiations for Block C, an ultra-deepwater block on the Guyana side of the maritime border with Suriname.The remaining ultra-deep block, Roraima, is controlled by Anadarko Petroleum, but remains under force majeure due to the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.Consequently, operators have looked to the continuation of the Liza trend into Suriname for access to the emerging play.In May, Hess farmed in for a one-third interest in Block 42 off Suriname from partners Kosmos Energy and Chevron.last_img read more

Liberia Ranks 5th Among ArcelorMittal Operations Worldwide

first_imgMr. Gustavo Gomes, Operations Manager of Arcelor Mittal WorldwideThe operations manager of Arcelor Mittal Gustavo Gomes has said that Liberia ranked fifth among 25 of their mining companies worldwide.Mr. Gomes made the disclosure in the old mining town of Yekepa on Friday, September 21, and said a study is underway, and when completed will make Liberia become the second, next to Canada in ore production.He said ArcelorMittal is operating in 60 countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, France, Ukraine, Bosnia, Canada, and Brazil.Gomes said the company has about 300,000 employees worldwide, with about 160,000 of them below 20 years old, “meaning the company is very young.”He did not explain what Liberia stands to benefit in the grading, but boasted that the company provides employment for young people in the country.VP Taylor (center) with of the staffs and trainees who are excellently performing in the training.There have been a series of go slow actions at the mine in Yekepa in recent times, where mine workers have demanded better wages, housing and medical facilities.The action ended with the suspension of some mine workers, who took part in the strike action, but their fate is in limbo.Despite the modernization of the vocational training center, many parts of Yekepa still lies in ruin, with dwellers still looking for safe drinking water.Meanwhile the head of the Vocational Training Center in Yekepa, Mr. Dawie Loots has called for a partnership with the Liberian government to run the center and added that the center will soon be recruiting another batch of students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Is a bus pass the ticket to serenity?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I don’t know what finally set me off. Maybe it was gas hitting $3.25 a gallon. Maybe it was the beginning of the summer traffic crunch. Maybe it was the day a speeding driver cut me off, then flipped me an unkind hand gesture and I obsessed the entire way home about the conversation I would have with my lawyer after I was arrested for attempted homicide for purposely running that rude woman off the road. Maybe. Whatever it was, sometime in May I decided I had had enough of the insanity and cost of driving. The novelty of having a gas-saving Prius and access to the state’s car-pool lanes were no longer enough to balance the stress of the 52-mile round trip between downtown L.A. and the West San Fernando Valley. The books on tape I listened to no longer distracted my mind from the disturbing facts that I was inching along the 101, sucking up fumes and wasting gallons of an increasingly pricey liquid. I needed a break before I did something that resulted in a hospital stay or jail time. So, on Thursday, the first day of June, I left my car, and hoofed it 1.1 miles to the bus station with my newly purchased EZ Transit monthly pass. My goal is to see if I can live without the car for a month, not just for the daily commute but for everything trips to the grocery store, weekend jaunts. For just 30 days I will attempt to do what thousands of other working Angelenos do with regularity, relying only on public transportation and my own locomotion to get around this large city. Plus, I will get to stick it to the oil companies in my small and ultimately futile way. If I can hack it for a month, only 30 days, maybe public transportation will be my salvation. It’s not that I really want to know what it’s like to have to make life choices based on the limitations of transportation options. But there’s something seductive about giving up some of my tightly maintained control to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority: control over when I get to work or home and in what condition I do so. I prepared in what ways I could. I took some vacation time so I could enjoy my last few days of driving. I stocked up on dog food since I can’t imagine lugging home a 25-pound bag on the bus. I purchased beverages in bulk so I would not have to cart heavy bottles home on the bus. I made sure I had enough thyroid medicine for my old cat to get through the month. A colleague called me a cheater for stocking up. In a way, he’s right. The reality is that the entire experiment is a kind of cheat. I’m not a victim of bad luck, finances or a DUI arrest. If the month without my car gets too tough, if things go wrong, I always have a perfectly good, fully gassed, insured and registered car in the driveway. I know that I can put off buying heavy things for a month. I have a washer and dryer and don’t have to drag a week’s worth of clothing back and forth to the laundromat. But I’m going to do it. Maybe I’ll return to my car in July. Maybe I’ll buy another bus pass. It doesn’t matter. What matters is this month. Already I’ve learned a few things from my experience. First, I learned that you shouldn’t put off buying your transit pass until the day before you need it, especially if you’re a first-time bus pass purchaser. And if you do, you shouldn’t expect that the places the MTA lists on its Web site as pass dealers will have the pass you want. In a fit, I finally just decided to drive to MTA headquarters downtown. And I also learned that road rage doesn’t just dissipate when you relinquish the wheel. It transfers. Thursday morning, not two minutes into the first bus commute on the first day of the month, a guy sitting on the other side of the aisle one row back started whistling tunelessly. As he continued on mile after mile, I felt the familiar stress. Instead of acting on it by hurling a quarter at is head as I briefly contemplated I got up, grabbed my bag and found a seat out of earshot. I couldn’t have done that in my car. This bus thing just might work out. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at read more

West Ham set to launch record bid for Brazilian midfield star

first_imgWest Ham are set to break their transfer record again for Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson.The London club recently signed Toulouse centre-back Issa Diop in a transfer worth up £25million. targets The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino 1 IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Felipe Anderson could be moving to the Premier League Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gossip targets blunder But now the Hammers have their eyes on attacking midfielder Anderson and could table a bid worth £35 million, according to The Sun.West Ham have landed Diop and Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski already this week are now reported to be locked in talks with Italian outfit Lazio over Anderson.Despite playing regularly for the Serie A side, he has only one cap for Brazil and failed to make it into the World Cup squad.Anderson was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United last year.center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Should a move to West Ham materialise, he would become the fourth new arrival since Manuel Pellegrini took over as manager in May.The Hammers have also signed Ryan Fredericks, as well as Fabianski and Diop.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man City eye Poch, Haaland pictured with United shirt, Chelsea dealt double blow RANKED last_img read more

Liverpool agree Alisson deal, Pogba back to Juve, Sarri to axe Chelsea flop?

first_imgHuddersfield are keen on signing Adama Diakhaby, the 22-year-old Monaco striker. (Sky Sports)Marco Silva, the Everton manager, is trying to sign Richarlison from Watford. Silva brought the Brazil starlet to English football from his homeland this time last year. (Times)Brentford striker Ollie Watkins has emerged as a target for both Crystal Palace and Bournemouth. The Championship side are demanding £15m for the 22-year-old. (Evening Standard)And here are the latest headlines…Derby have completed the loan signings of Mason Mount and Harry Wilson from Chelsea and Liverpool respectively. West Ham will listen to offers for Marko Arnautovic, the forward, amid interest from Manchester United and Roma.Daley Blind has left Manchester United after four years to re-sign for former club Ajax.Gareth Bale will remain as a Real Madrid player this summer despite interest in the Wales forward from Manchester United. three-way race 3 3 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 The Blues could also lose defender Gary Cahill, who will look to leave Stamford Bridge if Chelsea wrap up the signing of Italy centre-back Daniele Rugani. (Evening Standard)Paul Pogba is keen on leaving Manchester United to return to Juventus so he can link up with Cristiano Ronaldo (Mirror)Everton are in talks to sign Malcom, the Bordeaux winger, in a £30m deal. (Sky Sports) moving on IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Malcom looks set to complete a summer move to Everton Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM collect the biggest transfer stories and latest rumours from Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Liverpool have agreed a deal with Roma to sign goalkeeper Alisson. The Brazil international will become the most expensive glovesman in the history of the game. (BBC Sport)Thibaut Courtois, the Belgium goalkeeper, is set to join Real Madrid from Chelsea in a deal worth around £31m. (Marca)Chelsea will look to re-sign Petr Cech from Arsenal when Courtois completes his switch to the Bernabeu. (Sky Sports) LATEST center_img Latest transfer news REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets RANKED TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Porto are hoping to wrap up the signing of Newcastle’s Chancel Mbemba. However, the Portuguese side have not yet met the 23-year-old defender’s asking price. (A Bola)Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, is ready to axe midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko just a year after he joined the Blues from Monaco. (Daily Star)Crystal Palace have reignited their interest in Senegal forward Khoumar Babacar, who only left Fiorentina for Sassuolo a fortnight ago. (Mirror) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cech was hugely successful as Chelsea, before leaving for Arsenal in 2015 targets Bale was linked with leaving Real Madrid this summer EXCLUSIVE: Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has urged Real Madrid to NOT sign Neymar this summer. Bournemouth are ready to splash out £57m on Colombia midfielder Jefferson Lerma and Diego Laxalt, the Uruguay left-sided player.EXCLUSIVE: Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet believes Eden Hazard WILL leave Chelsea for Real Madrid this summerlast_img read more

Palace star man Wilfried Zaha withdraws from Ivory Coast squad with injury

first_img latest tense The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Wilf is back at Palace as it stands, whether he is truly injured. Who knows…#CPFC— Michael (@M_CPFC) October 16, 2018 scrap Reports from African media suggest he left the squad on Sunday to return to London after picking up a slight knock on Saturday.It is understood Zaha has an issue with his abductor muscle – the injury that forced him off during Palace’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton in September.The forward did feature for the Elephants when they beat Central African Republic on Friday.The stats that show just how important Wilfried Zaha is to Crystal PalacePalace have not commented on the reports but there are some Eagles fans who are very concerned at the prospect of Zaha being on the sidelines. Below you can see some of the best tweets. Whys wilf not playing today? Please not an injury pretty please Not an injury #CPFC— Gav ❤️ 🦅💙 (@Ebenezergood) October 16, 2018 LATEST revealed Crystal Palace fans are sweating as star player Wilfried Zaha reportedly returned home early after picking up an injury while on international duty.Zaha, 25, was not involved in the Ivory Coast’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier – a goalless draw away to Central African Republic on Tuesday. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1center_img Most Popular Football News Wilf injured. Hope its not serious. #CPFC— Chrissy Palace (@ChrissyPalace) October 16, 2018 Zaha in action for the Ivory Coast against Central African Republic on Friday Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos BEST OF Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker last_img read more

Whittier trail is finally going somewhere

first_imgWHITTIER — Whittier’s plans for a new hiking and biking trail through town leave resident Tom Wood worried he won’t be able to hear anything over the din of barking dogs. Wood’s back yard borders a 5- mile stretch of abandoned train tracks that the city bought from Union Pacific Railroad in 2001 for the purpose of building the trail. “I just worry about the noise,’ Wood said. “I already have to close my doors to keep from hearing my neighbors’ dogs now. Imagine how noisy it will be when we’ve got all those people and dogs running back and forth behind here.’ Seven years in the planning stage, the estimated $8.5 million “Greenway Trail’ project’s design plans were finally approved by the Whittier City Council last week. The council also authorized opening construction bids for the trail. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Next month, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is expected to release final funding for the project. Caltrans had previously approved some state grant money for the trail. City Councilman Bob Henderson said the city is now working on extending the trail at both of its ending places to the San Gabriel River on the west end and to a similar trail in La Habra on the east end of the trail. “We’re in negotiations with the railroad to get a portion of active railroad for a connection with La Habra’s trail,’ Henderson said. “That would extend it by six miles. Right now, we don’t have a direct connection to the river, but we’re working on something that would enable us to connect to the bike trails along the river. We’re just not there yet.’ The trail now runs south from Beverly Boulevard along Pioneer Boulevard, turns east over the “Five Points’ intersection, then follows Lambert Avenue to where it ends at Mills Avenue. Henderson said following the usual three-month bidding process, construction on the trail is scheduled to begin in January. A completion date for the trail is set for early 2007, according to a city staff report. The lengthy process of initiating the project included the bidding process for the land, acquisition of state funds from various sources such as the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Caltrans and the National Park Service, and property negotiations with land owners along the path. Whittier resident Ellen Hale, 79, attended many of the meetings with city officials when the idea for the trail was first proposed. As a 52-year neighbor of the tracks, Hale also worried about barking dogs excited by the activity of passing pedestrians, bikes and pets. But she also thinks the trail ultimately will enhance the look of the city. “I think it will make my dog bark a lot,’ Hale said. “But the abandoned tracks look so terrible, and the new trail will really make it look so much better. And maybe I’ll walk on it, too.’ Pam Wight can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029, or by e-mail at 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

Green economy ‘must also create jobs’

first_img‘Urgent response needed’ The “green” economy must form part of South Africa’s development and job creation agenda, President Jacob Zuma said at the launch of the COP 17 flagship solar power plant in Hazelmere, KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday. In the country’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2010) – a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand – about 42% of electricity generated in South Africa is required to come from renewable resources. Zuma said the African continent was abundant with renewable energy sources that needed to be harnessed in building an inclusive and sustainable economy. “We have spoken a great deal about using cleaner sources of energy. Today we reaffirm that commitment and determination to move towards a low-carbon economy.” The plant is a result of a partnership, incorportating a skills development component, between Soitec and the Ethekwini Municipality. “If we do nothing, climate change will leave us with uninhabitable wastelands and socio-economic disasters,” Zuma said. The President called on experts attending the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 17), currently underway in Durban, to help South Africa explore the possibility of scaling up its renewable energy option in its energy mix. “This renewable energy project also confirms our view that we cannot separate climate change responses from our goals of pursuing development and poverty eradication,” he said. “Pursuing the green economy must be linked to our overall agenda of pursuing employment creating growth, and inclusive growth that improves the lives of our people.” Zuma said the world had gathered in Durban because of the realisation that an urgent response to climate change, which also affects South Africa, had to be reached. He said the COP 17 flagship solar plant had to improve the lives of the people of Hazelmere and its surroundings, by creating job opportunities among other things. 5 December 2011 Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cincinnati Open: Nick Kyrgios to meet Grigor Dimitrov in final

first_imgAustralian Nick Kyrgios overcame Spanish veteran David Ferrer on Saturday to set up a clash against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in the final of the Cincinnati Open.The 22-year-old Kyrgios, looking for his first title of the year, beat the former world number three 7-6(3), 7-6(4), while Dimitrov also advanced to his first Masters 1000 final with a 7-6(4), 7-6(10) victory over American John Isner.Kyrgios, who had beaten Rafa Nadal in the quarter-finals, showed no drop off in performance against the 35-year-old Ferrer in the match that lasted just over two hours.Seventh seed Dimitrov needed almost two hours to book his place in Sunday’s final.The world number 11 had his work cut out against big-serving Isner, with neither player dropping serve in a match where break opportunities were few and far between.Isner had two break point chances, Dimitrov only one.Dimitrov saved a set point in the second set tiebreak, before putting away the dogged American.last_img read more