Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Williams was released from jail on bond on the misdemeanor intoxication charge.In a statement released by his attorney, Williams said an officer he had met previously arrested him without performing a sobriety test. Williams said he was returning to the scene on a scooter to meet a tow truck driver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe attorney, Chip Lewis, disputed the police account of Williams’ vehicle hitting a light pole.“Terrance did not hit a light pole and there was no light pole even near the vehicle,” Lewis said. “Secondly, his arrest was wholly unrelated to the traffic accident.” China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This booking photo released by the Frisco Police Department shows Terrance Williams. The Dallas Cowboys receiver was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, after police responded to an accident involving his Lamborghini and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home. (Frisco Police Department via AP)FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday after police responded to an accident involving his car and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home.Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco said Williams’ Lamborghini left a roadway and struck a light pole near the team’s practice facility around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Police say the driver had left the scene. Officers found Williams while investigating the crash.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Williams said he veered into the center median to avoid a collision when a man driving a vehicle in front of him hit his brakes. The two exchanged insurance information and a neighbor drove Williams home, where the receiver said he called for a tow truck.“I have always been an upstanding citizen and handled the situation the best way I know how,” Williams said. “I apologize if I should have handled it a little bit differently.”The 28-year-old Williams was expected to miss all the offseason workouts after breaking his right foot in January and having surgery. The Cowboys released Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move while signing two free agents and drafting two more receivers.The Cowboys declined to comment.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The Beermen are 3-0 in the finals against the Aces for the past three years and are two wins away from the finals.Rookie Christian Standhardinger also returned from his leg injury and had an immediate impact to the tune of nine points in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’San Miguel first tried to break away in the second quarter, going on a 9-0 run Standhardinger capped off with a jumper for a 34-24 lead at the 9:48 mark.That early scoring spurt was all the Beermen needed to hold off the Aces throughout the rest of the game. “This is the most important game, the first game, because as much as possible we want to win this to dictate some of the tempo,” said Beermen head coach Leo Austria.“But I know Alaska will do more because I think that’s not their game so we’re expecting more from them.”San Miguel pushed the envelope further at the start of the third quarter with Marcio Lassiter giving the Beermen a 61-42 advantage to end a 9-1 run.June Mar Fajardo led the Beermen with 17 points and nine rebounds while five of his teammates scored at least 10 points.Alex Cabagnot had 15 points while Renaldo Balkman finished with a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double.ADVERTISEMENT PSL: Cignal clobbers Cocolife for outright semis berth Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos had 12 points apiece for San Miguel while substitute big man Kelly Nabong had 11.Diamon Simpson carried Alaska with 31 points and 24 rebounds while Vic Manuel finished with 16 points, the first time after 11 games he failed to score at least 20..Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel seems to still have Alaska’s number in the playoffs coming away with a 92-79 victory in Game 1 of the best-of-five semifinals of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car chased by his teammate Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland during the third practice session for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)SUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes and taking a step closer to securing his fifth Formula One title.With rain threatening, Hamilton clocked a lap of 1 minute, 27.760 seconds to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas by 0.299. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen was third.ADVERTISEMENT Hamilton, who claimed the 80th pole of his career, will be bidding for his fifth Japanese Grand Prix victory in Sunday’s race.“A big thank you to everyone back at the factory,” said Hamilton. “I’m so proud to be on this journey with them. Never in a million years thought I’d get to 80.”Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen was fourth in Japan, ahead of Haas driver Romain Grosjean.It was a disappointing afternoon for Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo who ended up 15th after failing to set a time in the second qualifying, heading into the pits at the end of his outlap with what appeared to be an engine problem.Toro Rosso’s Brendon Hartley claimed his best ever grid position in sixth, one place ahead of teammate Pierre Gasly.ADVERTISEMENT US Open champ Osaka slumps against Sevastova in Beijing Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Esteban Ocon was eighth, ahead of Vettel, with his Force India teammate Sergio Perez rounding out the top 10.Marcus Ericsson crashed at Turn 7 early in the session.The Sauber driver ran wide onto the grass and spun into a barrier, leading to a six-minute red flag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mercedes read the weather conditions perfectly, ensuring that both drivers recorded their best laps early in the third part of qualifying, before the rain increased to secure their fifth consecutive one-two at Suzuka.“The call we made to go out in Q3 which is probably the most difficult call,” said Hamilton. “You saw all of us fumbling and trying to figure out what to do — the team were spot on with it and it gave us an opportunity to grab this pole position.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFerrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s qualifying run did not go as well with the German hitting a wet patch and spinning off the course. Vettel finished ninth, further damaging his chances of catching Hamilton in the championship race.With five races to go, Hamilton leads Vettel by 50 points in the standings. Race winners get 25 points. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments
Flashback: Doc Lawson (with cap in the back) with a young teamThe best kids’ soccer jamboreeWhat organizers and sponsors are describing as the best kids’ soccer jamboree ever to take place in West Point Township will come to pass at a one-day tournament on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.According to Mr. Josiah Toe, coordinator of the program, the tournament will involve twelve boys’ teams. He said six teams will comprise boys from ages 6-7 and the second six will also comprise of boys from ages 8-9.“Though it will be an all boys affair,” he said. “We will include some girls to play alongside the boys.”He said the tournament has five sponsors, including DonamiSports, YMCA, Vision Collaborators, Confidence Church, and The Last Well.“The theme of the tournament is ‘Da Our Time Now’,” Mr. Toe said in a telephone conversation yesterday.In telephone conversation on Tuesday, Jan. 29 with DonamiSports’ chief executive officer and president, Mr. Doc Lawson, he said the idea to host a big tournament for kids is because in most cases whenever there is a tournament, it is restricted to children under 15 and the little ones are left out.Hence he thought it wise that a major tournament of that could be organized for the kids to have fun with each other. “They will have a sense of what competition is all about, because at the end of the day every player will receive a medal,” he said.According to Doc Lawson, national team coach Thomas Kojo, along with the Liberia Football Association technical director Henry Brown, will be in attendance at the tournament in West Point.“Nobody pays attention to these kids, and at times they are forgotten and therefore we thought it would be a great thing to do to provide a form of entertainment for them to play sports,” he said.DnamiSports is an organization that organizes and sponsors grassroots football in slum communities in the country. It is the organizer of the Cities Challenge Cup for Under 12 and Under 14, and is played for the winners to travel to the next community out of Monrovia in order to engage their counterparts and continue the tournament.The organization has brought thousands of jerseys, boots, and T-shirts, including medals and trophies to organize its games in Liberia.On the forthcoming West Point Annual My Pekin Tournament, Doc Lawson and his group have brought up a new initiative that could be duplicated in different communities in the future.But for now, according to Mr. Toe, the first edition will be held in West Point and there will be a parade from 9am-10am to the venue of the tournament.“There will be a small indoor program before the beginning of the games,” Toe said. With football being a major pastime, Saturday, February 2, tournament is another way that those who are passionate about kids can explore or make available some of their resources to make one of the most vulnerable groups, kids, happy for at least twenty four hours.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“When the initial call goes out and when you hear the severity of the fact they’re going to have to cut them out of the vehicle, your heart sinks and you think the worst,” Harris said. “We are relieved.” The collision happened about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Deep Creek Drive. The deputies were responding to a call from Golden Valley High School, where a deputy was trying to remove combative students from campus, Harris said. Aresca was on his first ride-along when the collision occurred, said his father, John Aresca, who rushed to the hospital. “We saw him when they brought him in,” Aresca said of his son outside the hospital’s trauma room. “He’s OK, but we just wanted to make sure.” email@example.com CANYON COUNTRY – Two sheriff’s deputies and an Explorer en route to an emergency call were injured Friday afternoon when two squad cars collided in Canyon Country. Rescuers used the Jaws of Life device to free Deputy Michael Marion, 32, from his car, said sheriff’s Sgt. Darren Harris. Marion suffered bruises to his chest and possibly a fractured rib, but was in fair condition, Harris said. Deputy Laurie Baylis, 47, and Explorer David Aresca, 17, also suffered injuries, Harris said. Baylis might have broken her arm, Harris said. The trio, initially believed to be more seriously injured, was rushed to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital along intersections cleared of traffic by several deputies worried for their colleagues. (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
If you already have construction skills or are willing to learn, this just might be the right volunteer organization for you. Do you watch “This Old House?” Can you identify a photo of Bob Vila? Do you know the hours that Home Depot is open? Rebuilding Together Pasadena is an organization that helps rehabilitate the homes of very low-income, elderly, and/or disabled homeowners so that they can be safe inside their own homes. Rebuilding Together is the nation’s largest volunteer organization. There is no permanent office and all organization workers are unpaid. The group started in Texas in 1988 with neighbors helping neighbors. Over the last 12 years, Rebuilding Together has helped refurbish and rehabilitate more than 150 homes in Pasadena and Altadena. There are some work days coming up and 10 private homes and two nonprofit facilities have been selected to receive some TLC. Typical projects can involve faucet replacement, installation of smoke alarms, priming, painting and drywall hanging. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Over the past few years, a new assistance category has been added to help customize residences for veterans who are returning home with injuries and need to have their homes fitted with wider doors, wheelchair ramps, and safety grab bars. There is a spring workday on Saturday. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and there is a “Volunteer Waiver Form” to download. The form also asks if you are volunteering as an individual or with a group, if you have skills in carpentry, electrical, fencing, roofing, plumbing, or if your skills are more in line with volunteer coordination, logistics, fundraising, publicity, and food. Volunteers will be provided with breakfast, lunch, beverages, and a T-shirt. If you are interested in either working that day or finding out more information, call Kent Lee at (626)798-6176 or go online to www.rtpasadena.org. Send information about your organization to firstname.lastname@example.org, (626)962-8811, Ext. 2252; or fax to (626) 856-2758.
0Shares0000Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures as he poses with the trophy after he was awarded the title of “Best Men’s Player in Europe” at the conclusion of the UEFA Champions League group stage draw ceremony in Monaco on August 24, 2017 © AFP / VALERY HACHEMONACO, Monaco, Aug 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo was named UEFA Player of the Season for 2016-2017 on Thursday after a campaign which saw the Portuguese superstar help Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League double.It was the third time that Ronaldo had won the award which was presented on the sidelines of the Champions League group stage draw. His great rival Lionel Messi has won the prize on two occasions and could pave the way for him to capture a fifth Ballon d’Or title.“There are the same goals every year, to meet the same challenges, win everything if possible, qualify for the World Cup with my national team,” said Ronaldo.“This trophy will give me the motivation to keep working hard, never to give up. I am blessed and delighted to be with Real Madrid.”Ronaldo won the UEFA award in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 and in the Champions League last season, where Real defeated Juventus 4-1 in the final, he finished as top scorer with 12 goals.Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon was second in the voting ahead of Messi.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The smoldering fire broke out about 1,400 feet from the tunnel’s bottom and was reported around 2 p.m., authorities said. Four RPI workers escaped from the tunnel and were treated at a hospital and released. Five others scrambled about 1,000 feet above the fire but were trapped by smoke and the steep, nearly impossible-to-climb slope at a spot where the tunnel bends from a 15-degree angle to a 55-degree one, Nay said. Officials dropped a radio to the workers, who reported around 2:40 p.m. that they were uninjured, but that may have been the last contact rescuers had with them, Nay said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GEORGETOWN, Colo. – When fire broke out deep underground at a hydroelectric plant in the Rockies, officials at the surface dropped a radio down to five trapped men in a tunnel and were relieved to learn they were OK. But by the time emergency crews reached them six hours later, they were dead. On Wednesday, a day after the tragedy more than 1,500 feet underground at Xcel Corp.’s Cabin Creek power plant, investigators struggled to figure out what went wrong. Crews began to remove the workers’ bodies. It was unclear whether the five maintenance workers were burned, suffocated or overcome by fumes from the highly flammable epoxy sealant they were using to coat the inside of the empty, 12-foot-wide water pipeline. Authorities defended their rescue efforts, saying smoke, the complexities of the 4,000-foot tunnel’s design and uncertainties about the dangers prevented them from going in after the men for more than 3 hours after the blaze broke out. “We didn’t know what was causing the fire, what was feeding the fire,” Undersheriff Stu Nay said. “You never know, when you’re dealing with airflow and the intensity of the fire where we’re facing a backdraft situation, what we’re running into.” He added: “It’s dangerous work. We can’t afford to have someone else go in and complicate the problem.” The blaze erupted when a machine used by the workers to coat the tunnel caught fire, Xcel Energy spokeswoman Ethnie Groves said. But exactly what burned after – the machine, the epoxy or both – was unclear, she said. Nine employees of RPI Coating of Santa Fe Springs had been sealing the inside of the pipe to prevent corrosion, a routine procedure that followed an annual inspection. The tunnel delivers water from a reservoir to turbines that generate electricity at the plant 30 miles west of Denver.
1 Aston Villa manager Remi Garde insists he will delay any decision on his future until the end of the season.The Frenchman has refused to confirm whether he will stay at the club if they are relegated from the Barclays Premier League.It is understood that Garde is unhappy after Villa failed to sign any of his targets in the transfer window and would be prepared to reassess his position in the summer.Villa are bottom and 10 points from safety ahead of the crunch visit of Norwich on Saturday but the former Lyon boss wants to focus on their relegation fight.“Every manager is in the same situation,” said Garde.“I came here for something that is still going on and I am not going to change my mind now.“Then after that we will start another project and another season and then every manager has to look at whether he fits in to the project that is going on in front of him.“Nobody can say what is the project for next season.“We don’t even know what league we are going to play in so please don’t ask me the question every week because I will give the same answer. It is not the time to do it.”And Garde, without banned five-goal top league scorer Jordan Ayew against the Canaries, wants his players to remain focused and ignore any speculation over his own future.He said: “When it was the transfer window it was the time to think ‘am I OK to stick with this project, with this manager and with this football club or not?’“There is time for that. There are two windows in the season in the winter and the summer.“Now we have closed this window and I ask my players only to be focused on what we can do. There will be the time for everybody to see how it’s going over the summer.”Tim Sherwood thanks Aston Villa fans and tells players: ‘You have to BELIEVE you can stay up’ Remi Garde
Port Vale have appointed Bruno Ribeiro as their new manager.The 40-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the League One outfit and will be joined by Michael Brown as his assistant manager. Ribeiro takes over the reins from Rob Page, who left Vale last month to become the new boss at Northampton.Ribeiro represented Leeds and Sheffield United during his playing career, as well as the likes of home-town club Vitoria Setubal and Beira-Mar in his native Portugal.Since hanging up his boots, Ribeiro has had two stints in charge of Vitoria as well as coaching several other Portuguese clubs and Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, who he managed in the Champions League qualifying rounds.Ribeiro told www.port-vale.co.uk: “I’m very happy, my ambition was to come to England and now to come to Port Vale.“It’s a big club with good conditions. I believe this is a Championship club and I am very happy here and I will do my best.”Chairman Norman Smurthwaite added: “I’m very pleased to be able to appoint Bruno as the club’s new manager.“It has been a long, extensive process but I’m absolutely certain we have the right man for the job.”Former midfielder Peter Farrell has been announced as Vale’s new first-team coach. 1 A general view of Vale Park