Kia pleads for understanding: ‘Give us a chance to prove our philosophy’

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “It’s a normal reaction when you disturb the status quo, but give us a chance to prove our philosophy,” he said on Friday in a small chat with reporters at Azure Residences in Bicutan.“We already espoused this kind of philosophy when we started the team three years ago, but it takes time to embrace that philosophy. We understand the public’s outcry, but we appeal to give us a chance to contribute something different.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSince joining the PBA in 2014, the Kia franchise—which was initially called the Kia Sorento, before getting its name changed to Mahindra Enforcer, among others—has never gone beyond the quarterfinals. The team’s best finish was fifth place in the 2016 Governor’s Cup.But after that, Kia lost key guys likes like Aldrech Ramos, Niño Canaleta and Paolo Taha through either trade or free agency and has never won more than three games per conference this 2106-2017 season. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kia is reportedly sending the number one pick in this year’s draft proceedings, which is projected to be Christian Standhardinger, to San Miguel for a  combination of Ronald Tubid, JayR Reyes, Yancy de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Rashawn McCarthy, and Keith Agovida, along with the Beermen’s 2019 first rounder and cash considerations.Rosales said that the 0-11 finish in the 2017 season-ending Governors’ Cup factored into the decision of the revamp.“Partly. We’re never at the cellar, the last team. In the previous seasons, were never the last team. So yes, it was a factor.”Among the changes is the appointment of Joe Lipa as the new team manager, together with his group of Bong Nave, Raymond Gabriel, and Dr. Iby Bautista. Chris Gavina has also been officially appointed as the squad’s head coach.“We’d like to play the kind of basketball that is not confined to the books. We’d like to veer away from the orthodox and shift to something unconventional. The idea that we’re trying to develop has been proven before, but we know that it takes years and a lot of dedication on the part of the players and the coaching staff. We’d like to pay our dues,” said Lipa.ADVERTISEMENT Cousins has 41 and 23 in Sacramento return, Pelicans rally Kia’s new management vowed that the team it will trot out this season will be ready to prove the doubters wrong.“We’ll put up a fighting team. We may not become champions immediately, but we’ll put up a fighting team,” Rosales ended.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? New Kia team manager Joe Lipa and team governor Bobby Rosales. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netGoing on a road less travelled, Kia is hoping for the public’s understanding as it embarks on a new journey this upcoming PBA season.Team governor Bobby Rosales understands the outcry following the Picanto’s decision to trade the top pick in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft to San Miguel, but said that his team is embracing an “unconventional philosophy” in forming their squad.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

Were assists on return as AFC beat Posta

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards players celebrate Whyvonne Isuza’s goal against Posta Rangers during their Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 18 – Paul Were marked his first start for AFC Leopards since his return to the den with an assist as Ingwe beat Posta Rangers 3-1 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Thursday afternoon to move 10th in the Kenyan Premier League standings.Were returned to Ingwe on a short term deal and showed flashes of his old self with some good movement on either wing, laying up Isuza’s goal two minutes from the restart. AFC had to come from a goal down after Ken Nambute’s early opener before Brian Marita’s deflected shot took Ingwe level and skipper Robinson Kamura giving them a 2-1 lead at half time.Posta, who just like last season are fighting off the scare of relegation got themselves a good start, Nambute making the most of a defensive blip to put his side ahead after just four minutes.But that lead was shortlived as Marita drew parity five minutes later when Marita’s shot from inside the box was deflected after keeper Martin Lule had punched Kamura’s freekick into his path.From then on AFC looked formidable and some good team play involving one-two change of passes between Isuza, Isaac Kipyegon and Were saw the latter break off on the left and float in a cross that Isuza headed against the keeper’s midrib.AFC Leopards winger Paul Were attempts to go past Posta Rangers’ Charles Odette during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAFC kept the lion’s share of possession and had another chance when the shaky Lule in the Posta goal gifted Marita with the ball with another poorly punched cross, but lucky for him the winger took too long with the ball allowing the defense to track back and block his effort.AFC however went 2-1 up five minutes to the break, thanks to another poor goalkeeping play by Lule. Kamura curled in a seemingly harmless freekick from the left but Lule in an attempt to parry it away saw it slip under his arms, against the post and into the net.At the stroke of halftime, Kamura tested the keeper with another freekick from a tight angle, but this time, Lule managed to fist the ball away for a corner at his near post.The home side however made it 3-1 two minutes after the restart when Isuza scored his fourth goal in as many matches with an easy tap in from a yard out after Lule missed his dive to punch away Were’s freekick from the left.AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza controls the ball under pressure from Posta Rangers’ Ezekiel Nyati during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe sensational winger was then rested for another new signing Boniface Mukhekhe.With the scorching afternoon sun sweltering its way across the stadium, the intensity lowered but Posta tried to come back into contention.Head coach John Kamau brought in Brian Osumba and Georson Likono to try and spice up things in attack, but they couldn’t get it right in the final third.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgGerry Adams never confronted his brother Liam in Donegal about child sex abuse allegations involving his daughter, a claim was made in court heard today.During interviews given under caution to the PSNI in February 2007, Liam Adams rejected claims that the Sinn Féin president had quizzed him about the alleged abuse of his daughter during a meeting in Co Donegal 20 years earlier.“This definitely did not happen,” Liam Adams said in a police statement which was read to the court. The 57-year-old from Bearnagh Drive in west Belfast also emphatically denied to police that he had confessed to the alleged abuse during a walk in Dundalk with his older sibling in 2000.During cross examination of PSNI Detective Inspector Eamon Corrigan, who was the lead interviewing officer in 2007, the defence lawyer said a confession was of critical importance and would have been seen as a major breakthrough in the investigation.“This was a potentially explosive piece of evidence coming from a man of international standing,” Joe Brolly told the court.Mr Corrigan replied: “If a person had that knowledge it would be important regardless of the person’s standing.”Liam Adams is accused of 10 counts of child sex abuse including rape, indecent assault and gross indecency against his daughter Aine, now aged 40, who has waived her right to anonymity.He has denied all the charges against him.Yesterday, Belfast Crown Court heard how Gerry Adams had not told police about the alleged confession until October 2009 despite making a statement to the PSNI more than two years before.Mr Brolly asked the detective: “Did he refer anywhere in that detailed three-page statement about his brother having confessed to him between 2001 and 2007 or alternatively during a stroll in Dundalk in 2000 when it was raining?”The lawyer later suggested: “There was not a whisper of a confession from Mr Gerry Adams.”Mr Corrigan said: “That information was not given to us or it would have been put into a statement.”Liam Adams also rejected claims the Sinn Féin leader had threatened to hit him with a hammer.“Sorry for laughing but Gerry would not hit anybody with a hammer,” he said.Throughout the three police interviews details of the sex abuse claims made by Aine Adams were put to her father.He told detectives he could not think of any reason why she would make up such grave claims.“I do not know why. I am well known around the place for helping people. I am not like that. I am not that type of person,” he said.Liam Adams also categorically denied confessing to his second daughter Sinead Rossbotham in 2002.“Can I just utterly refute that? Utterly,” he said.And, Liam Adams also denied that his ex-wife Sarah Campbell had confronted him about the alleged abuse.It was also revealed Liam Adams had replied ’OK’ when arrested by detectives from the rape crime unit in 2007.The case, presided over by Judge Corinne Philpott, is being heard in front of a jury of six men and six women.LIAM ADAMS DENIES CONFRONTATION WITH BROTHER GERRY IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LIAM ADAMS DENIES CONFRONTATION WITH BROTHER GERRY IN DONEGALlast_img read more

The results needed to force a Champions League play-off!

first_img1 There is still plenty of excitement left for the final day of the season.We still have the possibility of a 39th game to decide who would finish fourth in the top-flight.Currently, just three points separate Liverpool, Manchester City, and Arsenal and two teams could finish with identical records, leading to a play-off match to determine their position in the table.Premier League rules state: “If at the end of the season either the league champions or the clubs to be relegated or the question of qualification for other competitions cannot be determined because two or more clubs are equal on points, goal difference and goals scored, the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, venue and timing of which shall be determined by the board.”But what are the results needed to trigger such a match? Check out the permutations below…For a game between Man City and Liverpool to decide third spot:Watford 3 – Man City 3Liverpool 3 – Middlesbrough 0For a game between Man City and Arsenal to determine fourth place:Watford 4 – Man City 0Arsenal 1 – Everton 0For a game between Arsenal and Liverpool to decide who finishes fourth:Arsenal 1 – Everton 1Liverpool 0 – Middlesbrough 2 Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, and Arsene Wenger last_img read more


first_imgSister Sara’s Letterkenny has provided another stunning and diverse line-up of entertainment to cater for all ages this weekend.This FRIDAY, the ever popular SMALL TALK play in the live lounge.A large crowd is expected to see this talented band perform so make sure to get in early to secure a seat. Then on SATURDAY, it’s resident DJ Marty Curran playing all your club favourites to get you in the party mood.You can also watch all the Premiership football live on any of their HD plasma TV’s over the weekend.Plus make sure to call in SUNDAY for the All-Ireland Hurling final it promises to be a cracker.There’s nowhere else to spend your weekend, so make sure and get along to Sister Sara’s Superpub Letterkenny for another fabulous weekend. All the management and staff at Sister Sara’s would also like to congratulate Donegal on a sensational performance at the weekend.You’ve done us proud boys, now let’s take SAM BACK TO THE HILLS. DROP IN TO SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB THIS FRIDAY FOR SOME ‘SMALL TALK’ was last modified: September 5th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

How have QPR’s summer signings fared and are they likely to improve?

first_imgIt’s been a troubled start to the season for QPR’s summer signings. How have they fared so far and what do their prospects look like for the rest of the season?Rio FerdinandThere’s already been plenty of ammunition for those who felt Ferdinand was over the hill prior to his move to west London. He has been at fault for some of the goals conceded, from Hull’s winner on the opening day to the first goal at Southampton, where he gave the ball away.At this stage of Ferdinand’s career and QPR’s supposed development, his primary role ought to be as a defensive organiser in a compact team, at a compact ground, with a shielding midfielder in front and someone like Steven Caulker alongside him.In theory it should all work well and could still if those pieces fall into place after a disjointed start to the season. Even then though, Ferdinand would need to cut out the individual errors.Steven CaulkerAt 22, Caulker has great attributes and is very advanced for his age in terms of ability and experience. But much of that experience was in a troubled Cardiff side and once again he finds himself in a struggling team.His performances have been a bit hit-and-miss – he can be sloppy on the ball at times – but he can still turn out to be a fantastic signing. Looks more comfortable in a two-man central defence rather than than as a right-sided defender, whereas several of his team-mates are much more suited to the 3-5-2 system favoured by boss Harry Redknapp.Mauricio IslaMany good judges warn against signing a player on the basis of a good World Cup. Isla certainly showed he has ability with some cracking performances for his country in Brazil, but the Chilean’s domestic form before his move from Juventus was less impressive.It’s all too easy to write a talented player off as being unable to defend – we do it in England all the time – but Isla is an example of someone who really can’t defend. Redknapp points out that he’s not really a right-back, the implication being that Isla would have less defending to do as a wing-back. That’s not necessarily true. In some ways the defensive demands on a Premier League wing-back are even greater as they have more ground to cover and can often be outnumbered and isolated, as Isla was at Tottenham. He has real quality but the early signs are not good.Jordon MutchA decent midfelder with a good range of passing and a knack of finding space in the box, Mutch can be somewhat one-paced and has shown this in his first games for QPR. Will need to step things up, particularly if other midfielders stay fit, or he could find himself out of the side.Showed at Cardiff that he is capable of getting goals and he should get chances to score at Rangers, who are heavily reliant on attacking midfielders finding the net ahead of the transfer window reopening in January.SandroA knee problem and an early head injury at Southampton mean he hasn’t got going yet. His personality should bring some character to the side – which QPR desperately lack.Much loved by fans and team-mates at Tottenham, where his no-nonsense performances caught the eye, particularly before he picked up a knee injury while playing against the R’s.Knee troubles seemed to hamper him at Spurs though, and Rangers will need him to stay fit. In fact they need him to have a major impact after the approaching international break.Leroy FerWas inconsistent while at Norwich and as well as showing his top-class quality in QPR’s win against Sunderland he has been well below par in other games.Having pointed to the player’s apparent lack of fitness, Redknapp has more recently been lavish in his praise of Fer and predicted the Dutchman will make a huge impact at Loftus Road.He did say similar things, with some justification, about Samba Diakite after first assessing his squad following his arrival at Rangers, so these things don’t always work out. Fer is much more proven though and can play in the number 10 role or deeper, which could make him a great asset.Niko KranjcarMuch slimmer and sharper since last season, Kranjcar has made a good start to his second loan spell, equalising with a late free-kick against Stoke and almost doing so again at Southampton.Rangers still need to be much quicker to change direction in midfield when they lose possession – this was particularly the case on Saturday, when Kranjcar worked hard to get forward to support Charlie Austin but the team were then too easily cut open through the middle after Southampton retrieved the ball.Even so, Kranjcar’s fitness and form have been a definite plus for Rangers and suggest there could still be more to come.Eduardo VargasA huge factor in QPR’s dismal early-season showings has been the total lack of defending from the front – Tottenham and Manchester United were able to move the ball into midfield with jaw-dropping ease. In that respect alone, the busy Vargas could turn out to be worth his weight in gold.To have any chance this season, Rangers simply must reposition as soon as moves break down and press opposing full-backs in particular. Vargas does this, whereas other Rangers players seem incapable or unwilling. He also has pace and ability going forward and Redknapp hopes he will also chip in with a few goals.See also:Saints v QPR player ratingsQPR boss dismisses Taarabt exit rumoursQPR assess duo ahead of West Ham gameMidfield woes have affected Rio – RedknappRedknapp: No regrets over Simpson movePoll: Is it time for Redknapp to go?Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raneh waterfall awarded Best Holiday Award

first_imgThe picturesque Raneh waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been awarded the Best Holiday Award for 2017.The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi on May 15, a public relation department official said on Wednesday.Raneh waterfall is situated about 20 km away from world famous heritage site Khajuraho.“Foreign tourists, who visit Khajuraho, have compared the Raneh waterfall to North America’s famous Canyon. Tourists from all over the country and abroad come here every year to enjoy the natural beauty,” the official said.The waterfall is also close to Panna Tiger Reserve and Ken crocodile sanctuary, he added.last_img read more

Sri Lanka vs Canada: Jayawardene scores ton as Sri Lanka win by 210 runs

first_imgSri Lanka beat Canada by 210 runs in their opening match of the World Cup at the Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota on Sunday. ScoreSri Lanka opener Mahela Jayawardene scored the fastest century for Sri Lanka in a World Cup match reaching the figure in 81 balls and even forged a 179-run third wicket partnership with captain Kumar Sangakkara as the hosts put 332/7 on board.As was expected the 333-run target proved too much for the Canadians, a minnows in the tournament, who got out for 122.In fact they lost their opener John Davison on the first ball of their innings with Thisara Perera claiming his wicket, clean bowled. Four overs the Canadians were 12/3.Canada skipper Ashish Bagai tried hard to salvage but failed and could only manage to score 22 before Perera claimed him as well. Canada score at this stage was 53-5.Post his dismissal, Rizwan Cheema too waged a lone battle putting a hard-fought 37 before the veteran offie Muttiah Muralitharan struck to send him back even as the Canadians were reeling on 103/8.Cheema’s 37, the individual highest score for Canada, came of 35 balls and included four boundaries and one over the fence shot. Sri Lanka innings Sri Lanka opener Mahela Jayawardene and skipper Kumar Sangakkara put on 179 runs for the third wicket as the hosts scored 332/7.Earlier, in a repeat of what happened during the India versus Bangladesh match, a horrible mix-up saw Sri Lanka opener Upul Tharanga walk back on 19. On Saturday it was Sachin Tendulkar and today it was Upul Tharanga who got run out on 19 when the Sri Lanka score was 63.advertisementThen it was the turn of the second opener Tillakaratne Dilshan to take a walk. Dilshan holed out to deep cover off Rizwan Cheema and paid the price as John Davison claimed a fine catch. He fell for 50 and Sri Lanka fell to 88/2 in 20th over.Post Dilshan’s fall, Lankan opener Mahela Jayawardene and skipper Kumar Sangakkara got on to build a major partnership. The two played easily putting on 179 runs for the third wicket before Sangakkara fell to John Davison on 92. He missed his ton by eight runs as Davison took a fine catch off his own bowling.However, Jayawardene managed to complete his ton. And no sooner did he complete it that he too fell. He got across the line and went for a big hit off Davison, but ended up giving a catch to Balaji Rao at shot fine leg. He got out for a 100 as Sri Lanka score read 276/4 in 44 overs.Post Jayawardene’s dismissal the Sri Lankans lost more wickets but kept the scoreboard ticking and finally they put on 332/7 in 50 overs.last_img read more

I never thought I would represent India at Olympics: Amitabh Bachchan

first_imgIt was a moment of pride and glory for over one billion Indians as Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan carried the coveted Olympic Torch in London at Southwark on the penultimate leg of its 300-metre relay on Thursday, a day before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Games. The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame had legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody, Jim Anderson, Phil Packer, Darren Fitzpatrick and Tom Davis. The 69-year-old actor was among those invited to be a part of the London Olympics. He ran for around 25 metre with the torch. After carrying the torch, Big B spoke to Headlines Today about his experience. “It is great honour and moment of pride for me… I never thought I would represent India at Olympics,” the veteran actor said. “Running in the relay is a great moment of pride for me… I will remember this for the rest of my life,” Big B said adding that he had practised for the relay as it was “not easy at 70 to do this”. Hoping for a good show from the Indian athletes, Bachchan said, “I feel our women athletes will do really well this time… I want to wish our entire contingent all the best.”last_img read more