Sean Anthony of Meralco (dark) vs Enrico Villanueva of NLEX (light).NLEX saw its season come to an end Tuesday night and so did the PBA career of its rugged big man Enrico Villanueva, who quietly called it quits after 15 seasons.Villanueva had his moments as one of the league’s stars and played his best basketball as part of the defunct Red Bull franchise, which selected him as the seventh overall pick in 2003.ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide NBA: Anthony sees no problem playing power forward with Thunder MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Injuries, however, prevented the one-time UAAP MVP out of Ateneo from sustaining his strong showing in the latter part of his career.“The only problem when he was near the end of his career, he couldn’t get back into game shape because his injuries kept coming back so he just really wanted to finish this season, but it would have been [great] if he was able to play and was healthy and that was really his problem during the last few months that maybe his body was giving up on him already so that is the time to call it quits and enjoy the rest of young life,” Guiao said.“But he was able to do what he wanted with the basketball career that’s really more than anyone can ask for.”Guiao believes Villanueva won’t be away from basketball entirely and it won’t take long before he returns to the sidelines.“I think he still wants to able to be involved in basketball in another capacity but we still don’t know that yet,” Guiao said.Villanueva said he has businesses to attend to and he’s not discounting the idea of coaching someday.In fact, he already has a blueprint figured out.“If I’ll be a coach, it’s pretty obvious which coaching style I’ll take.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. How to help the Taal evacuees Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “More than competing at the highest level, I’d have to say I’ll miss the people I encounter in the league. I’ll miss the camaraderie and friendships that I’ve built through the years,” Villanueva told INQUIRER.net Wednesday.“Of course, I’ll still see some of them but not being with my team day to day will be something I’ll need to get used to. Those people have been a part of my life one way or another.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 37-year-old Villanueva led Red Bull to a title in the 2005-06 Fiesta Conference where he was named Best Player of the Conference.Villanueva played for six other teams before finishing his career with the NLEX Road Warriors. And interestingly, his first PBA coach in Yeng Guiao was also his last. LATEST STORIES DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “He’s created a lot of good memories, especially when we were together in Red Bull,” said Guiao after the Road Warriors’ quarterfinals exit following a loss to the Star Hotshots.“It’s been a privilege coaching him when he started, and when he’s ending.” Guiao, who called the shots for Red Bull from 2000 to 2009,” he added.Guiao coached Villanueva for five seasons before the former national team player was traded to San Miguel Beer.“He’s a very blunt and straightforward coach. He’ll tell you what he wants and will tell you if you’re messing up; and in the most colorful way you can imagine,” Villanueva said. “There’s no superstar and you can’t be soft. You need to be tough otherwise you won’t survive. I can guarantee, though, that you’ll be a better player after.”“More than a coach, he’s also a father figure to us. He cares for his players and this is evident through his relationships with them, including former players. He’s a great family man and a person to emulate.”ADVERTISEMENT
In light of President David Granger’s announcement that March 2, 2020 is the date set for the hosting of General and Regional Elections, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed concerns that he might flip-flop on his words.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAt a press conference on Thursday, Jagdeo said he will take the President’s word for granted, unless a proclamation is made as mandated by the Constitution of Guyana.“We would not believe this until we see a signed proclamation that this will be the date for elections, because he has flip-flopped so many times. You will never know if this is his final position,” Jagdeo said.He indicated that the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) is disappointed with the date that was announced by the President but they will have to work towards this timeframe.“If this is as close as we can get to a definitive date and it is actually so, we are disappointed but we’ll have to work towards that date,” the Opposition Leader expressed.Meanwhile, Jagdeo affirmed that the President’s address to the nation on Wednesday evening misled the media and failed to state a definitive date, despite promises to do so.“Having to announce a clear date for elections was all he was required to do on that night. He left us wondering what he actually said. This was the same President who was saying ‘I’m so anxious to have elections. I want to comply with the Constitution.’ And then last night, he did not actually name a date. I think he caused panic in the entire media community”.UnnecessaryHowever, the Opposition Leader rejects claims made by the Government that the Opposition needs to return to Parliament before it can be dissolved.It is a requirement of the President to issue a proclamation to dissolve Parliament when an election is impending. However, Government is seeking to extend its life by ordering the parliamentary Opposition to return to Parliament.The former Head of State clarified that an extension of Government’s life is unnecessary, since it is not linked to any decisions that should be taken to facilitate the polls. Moreover, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) would have bestowed the coalition administration with a caretaker status, indicating that its main function is to host elections.“He sought to link the date with the return of the parliamentary Opposition to Parliament to extend the life of his Government…Therein, are several fallacies. One, there is no link to the extension of his government, which has been illegal since March 21. He never sought that extension before,” the Opposition Leader noted.He further stated that “Secondly, the extension is wholly unnecessary for him to discharge the caretaker responsibility that had been accorded to him by the CCJ. Because a caretaker Government is only vested with one responsibility, that is, holding elections and having the authority to do all the things necessary with the holding of elections. By virtue of being caretaker, he can proclaim the date and he can dissolve the Parliament”.According to Jagdeo, Government is looking at the extension as a legal footing for activities which are not authorised under a caretaker administration. He had previously shared his position during a recent radio show.“We believe the real reason for all of this … they want they want legal coverage for all the criminal acts of theft and transfer of resources that they have committed because they believe if we extend the life of the Government, there will be no prosecution. There can’t be prosecution,” he signalled.No returnMeanwhile, in this regard, he reaffirmed that there is a zero per cent chance of the PPP returning to the National Assembly.“We have no intention of going to Parliament to extend the life of his government. Absolutely none. No intention whatsoever,” Jagdeo positioned.In his address on Wednesday night, the President blamed the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) again, stating that the extension of a period beyond three months for the holding of an election is related to the body’s readiness to hold the elections.“The Government of Guyana must, as a consequence, return to the National Assembly to request an extension. The National Assembly reconvenes on 10th October 2019. The President is required to both dissolve Parliament as provided for in the Constitution at Article 70 (2) and the ten Regional Democratic Councils as provided for in the Constitution at Article 73 (2),” he was quoted as saying.
LYNWOOD – Only in the CIF-Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs could a two-time defending state-champion win a quarter-finals game and have it be considered an upset. That was the case on Saturday night when the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team, seeded No. 5 in the division, posted a 57-52 upset of No. 4-seeded Lynwood. There’s been quite a few, in fact. Saturday’s win was Amat’s 19th consecutive postseason victory dating back to 2005. The Lancers improved to 24-4 and will host nationally-ranked Long Beach Poly at a site to be determined on Tuesday night. Things have gotten considerably tougher for Amat, which was moved up from Division III-A this season after winning three consecutive Southern Section titles. The Lancers also own the past two Division III state championships. “For us to come in here and beat them, that’s a great win,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “They’re as good as any team we’ve beaten in the past three years.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Liverpool were in control at 2-1 up, but Roma scored three times after the interval, although their last goal came with virtually the final kick of a record-breaking tie.It was the highest scoring semi-final in the Champions League era and Reds boss Klopp admitted there was a little bit too much drama for his liking.“It was just crazy. I forgot the score! It was 7-6 right? Unbelievable!” Klopp said.“The game was wild. They took all the risks and we punished it with the counter-attack but then we gave away a goal.“We were a little too patient. We are usually much better, you know this.“It was the first semi-final for most of the boys so it’s normal to have to keep nerves in.“It was a little bit exciting, more exciting than I actually wanted.”Although Klopp would have preferred a less heart-stopping evening, he was adamant Liverpool’s place in the final was just reward for their superb 5-2 first-leg win.“We are deserved finalists 100 percent. You don’t come without luck. We needed it only one time tonight. Real Madrid needed luck yesterday too. That’s how it is,” he said.“The boys deserve it, the character they showed, the football they showed.”Klopp has lost five finals in his managerial career, including a 2013 Champions League loss against Bayern Munich when he was in charge of Borussia Dortmund.After moving to Liverpool, he was beaten in the 2016 Europa League final by Sevilla, just weeks after losing the League Cup final to Manchester City.His only cup final success as a manager was in the 2012 German Cup with Dortmund.But the 50-year-old said beating holders Real in Kiev would be the perfect way to end his personal drought.“We should start winning but I know that. Everyone will remind me now from now on that I have lost the last five finals but we will try and go there again,” he added.“We have two very important Premier League games, then let’s go there and try our best.”Liverpool players held up a banner reading “Sean Cox — You’ll never walk alone” in tribute to the Reds fan who was left in a coma after being attacked by Roma fans at Anfield last week.And Klopp dedicated the win to Cox, saying: “It’s 100 percent a final for Sean Cox.“We said before the game we thought about it, now we’re here, all our prayers and wishes are with him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool into their first Champions League final since 2007 © AFP / Isabella BONOTTOROME, Italy, May 3 – Jurgen Klopp saluted his Liverpool heroes as they survived a semi-final thriller against Roma to book a Champions League final showdown with Real Madrid.Klopp’s side emerged victorious from a goal-packed Champions League semi-final, winning 7-6 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 4-2 in Rome on Wednesday.
1 Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Alexis Sanchez have all been linked with moves The end of the season is nearly upon us and here at talkSPORT we are bracing ourselves for a busy summer of transfers.After Premier League clubs smashed the spending record last season, with a total outlay of £1.165bn, that figure could well be passed with the bumper television deal providing them with further cash.Paul Pogba’s £89m world-record transfer to Manchester United could be beaten, with big sums being touted for the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Romelu Lukaku.Find out all you need to know about the upcoming window, below, and keep up with all the latest transfer rumours and confirmed signings by keeping tabs on talkSPORT.comWhen does the transfer window open in England?Clubs will already have started doing their business and looking ahead to next season, releasing players and making signings. But the 2017 summer window officially opens on July 1.The 2017 Confederations Cup takes place from June 17-July 2 [with Russia, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico, Cameroon, Chile, Australia and Germany taking part], but that is the only international tournament taking place, allowing most players to rest up and secure transfers earlier in the off-season.When does the summer transfer window close?Deadline Day will take place on August 31, closing at 11pm and talkSPORT will have all the biggest moves covered throughout the day.This is also the final chance for Football League clubs to also complete loan deals after FIFA’s new rules put an end to the loan window last year.Keep up with all the latest transfer rumours and confirmed signings by keeping tabs on talkSPORT.com
USL: Letterkenny manager Eamon McConigley has been busy this summer, and he has acquired the signatures of three new players. McConigley led Rovers to their first ever FAI Intermediate Cup final at the Aviva Stadium last season, and also guided the club to their first ever win in the FAI Senior Cup.He isn’t resting on his laurels though, and has added Ryan Gildea, Darragh Black and Conor Tourish to his squad ahead of the upcoming USL season which gets underway in a fortnight. Gildea, played for Rathmullan Celtic last season, but the former Drumkeen United defender did play for Letterkenny Rovers in the USL interim season in 2015.Darragh Black has signed for Letterkenny Rovers.Gildea is a quality player and his versatility will be a big boost for McConigley ahead of the new campaign.Former Finn Harps Darragh Black has also joined from UCD.Black, is a student at UCD, but found first-team opportunities hard to come by, and as a result has signed for the Leckview Park outfit. Classy defender Conor Tourish has signed from Derry City, the former Rovers underage player has returned to his parental club after three years at The Brandywell.Chris Flanagan is also expected to return to Letterkenny Rovers, after spells with Finn Harps, Derry City and Sligo Rovers.Fanad United have also strengthened their squad with the notable signature of Matthew Crossan from Finn Harps.Crossan, helped Harps to promotion last season, but he didn’t feature much in the Premier Division and left Finn Park in July,Arthur Lynch secured his services, and that of Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel, Kieran Gorman, Gary Gorman and Daire McDaid. A launch night for the USL season is set to take place on Wednesday night with representatives from all clubs attending the event which will take place at Dry Arch Park.USL: Letterkenny Rovers strengthen squad with signatures of three new players was last modified: August 15th, 2016 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:Conor TourishDarragh BlackLetterkenny RoversRyan GildeasigningsSportUSL
GROUP F TABLE revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Popular Football News Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 5 BEST OF 5 Silva and Mahrez both missed opportunities to extend City’s lead early in the second half and Jesus also dragged a shot wide. Shakhtar did come into the game more, but Junior Moraes headed wide from one of their better chances and substitute Alan Patrick also curled a shot outside a post.Guardiola decided to freshen up his side by sending on Bernardo Silva for De Bruyne and it proved an inspired piece of thinking. Within a minute of coming off the bench, the Portuguese set off on a run from near the halfway line and dribbled to the edge of the box before firing in a low shot shot off the base of a post.That allowed City to ease off but Ederson stayed alert to deny Fernando a consolation and Sterling almost added another as he thumped a shot against the bar in injury time. City simply had too much for Shakhtar gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST Manchester City made a big step towards qualification for the Champions League knockout stages with a routine 3-0 away to Shakhtar Donetsk.Pep Guardiola claimed his side are not ready to win the competition earlier this week but this outstanding display suggested the Spaniard may have to reconsider his words. latest 5 David Silva twice hit the woodwork before rewarding the visitors for their early dominance with the opening goal after half-an-hour and Aymeric Laporte quickly added a second. Bernardo Silva came off the bench to wrap up a victory that took City to the top of Group F 19 minutes from time.City were beaten on their last visit to the Metalist Stadium but there never seemed any danger of a repeat and one statistic emphasised their dominance as they recorded 24 shots.They looked comfortable from the first whistle as they calmly stroked the ball about for almost three minutes before creating a chance for David Silva, which the Spaniard hooked on to the bar.Goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov always seemed confident the looping effort was missing, but it was an early statement of City’s intent. Silva gave City a deserved lead after 30 minutes scrap The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense Kevin De Bruyne, making his first start of the season, had a shot blocked and Gabriel Jesus, preferred up front to Sergio Aguero, was almost played in by David Silva.Riyad Mahrez spurned a great chance when Raheem Sterling, back in the side after sitting out Saturday’s defeat of Burnley, found him on a quick counter-attack, but the Algerian delayed and missed the target.Mahrez then forced a save from Pyatov before curling in a fine cross from which David Silva hit a post. Jesus blasted the rebound wide and Sterling also missed but the opener eventually came.David Silva finished clinically with a superb low volley after a Jesus shot was deflected into his path. 5 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 5 Guardiola doesn’t believe his team can win the competition this season City wanted more and Benjamin Mendy forced Pyatov to save with a spectacular effort from distance.Their second came from the resulting corner as Shakhtar left Laporte unmarked and the Frenchman calmly guided De Bruyne’s corner into the top corner.Despite his side’s dominance, Guardiola did show his frustration when his side lost possession a few times. That occasionally allowed the hosts to break, but City recovered with John Stones, again playing right-back, particularly impressive at the back.Shakhtar did get one good opening from a corner, but Mykola Matviyenko headed wide, while Laporte blocked another effort from Maycon. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Bernardo’s calm finish put the game beyond any doubt SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update
SOCCER- Donegal Junior League: Delegates of the Donegal Junior League clubs met on Monday night at League Headquarters in Ballyare when the format for the new season was finalised. During what was a lengthy affair many ideas were considered with the following details been approved.Sunday League There will be ten teams in each of the three Sunday Divisions. Promotion and Relegation will be straight forward this season with the bottom two been automatically Relegated and the third bottom team going into the play-off.Likewise the top two will be Promoted automatically with the third top team going into the play-off.This will apply between the Brian Mc Cormick Premier Division and the Watson Hire Division One as well as the Watson Hire Division One and the CT Ball Division Two. The League will commence on Sunday 6th September.Saturday League The new structure agreed at the League’s AGM will commence in September. No Promotion / Relegation can now happen between these Divisions.One change to the previously announced details is that Kildrum Tigers will not be fielding a Reserve team therefore the Reserve League will contain eleven teams instead of twelve.Teams will play each other twice, Home and Away, in both Divisions with all Saturday teams competing for the newly named Voodoo Venue Cup which has replaced the Downtown Cup after many years.The League will commence on Saturday 12th September.Cup Draws Draws for the two Cups were then made. The format for the Brian Mc Cormick Cup remains unchanged with Shield Competitions in the four areas producing the four Cup semi-finalists.The Shield will remain as the season opener with action taking place on 16th, 23rd & 30th August.As normal the Brian Mc Cormick Cup will conclude towards the end of the season. The new Voodoo Venue Cup will be a straight forward knock-out between the twenty Saturday teams.The Preliminary Round is scheduled for 22nd August with the 1st Round on 29th August and the Quarter Finals on 5th September. The Semi Finals and Final will be held to later in the season.Brian Mc Cormick Cup DrawArea ShieldsQuarter FinalsLetterkenny Area Donegal Town AreaA: Whitestrand United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. A: Dunkineely Celtic v St. CatherinesB: Lagan Harps v Drumoghill F.C. B: Copany Rovers v Cappry RoversC: Kilmacrennan Celtic v Bonagee United C: Donegal Town v Erne WanderersD: Milford United v Rathmullan Celtic D: Eany Celtic v Letterbarrow CelticGweedore Area Lifford AreaA: Gweedore Celtic v Cranford United A: Kildrum Tigers v Convoy ArsenalB: BYE v Keadue Rovers B: Curragh Athletic v Raphoe TownC: BYE v Gweedore United C: Ballybofey United v Lifford CelticD: Glenea United v Glenree United D: Deele Harps v Castlefin CelticAll AreasSemi-FinalsGame 1: A v DGame 2: C v BArea Finals1 v 2Brian Mc Cormick Cup Semi-FinalsLetterkenny Area v Donegal Town AreaLifford Area v Gweedore AreaSOCCER: FORMAT DETAILS AND CUP DRAW FOR THE DONEGAL JUINOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCED was last modified: July 21st, 2015 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:Donegal Junior LeaguenewssoccerSport
“Most of the applicants are international companies with black economic empowerment partners,” Eskom spokesperson Andrew Etzinger told Sake 24 this week. 21 October 2008 In September 2007, the South African Cabined designated Eskom as the sole buyer of power from independent power producers, and as such the successful bidders will have to sign long-term power purchase agreements with the state-owned utility. Eskom has pre-qualified 27 national and international developers as part of its bid to secure additional power from private companies under its independent power producer programme. “Power plants developed under this programme will be located at various sites within South Africa and development will be on a build-own-operate basis with the contract estimated to last for 25 years,” Eskom said in a statement this week. SAinfo reporter The 27 pre-qualified companies will be issued with requests for proposals at the end of November, with final bids to close in May 2009. Deals will be concluded in the first quarter of 2010 and delivery of power to South Africa’s grid will be within the 2012-2017 timeframe. “The process is taking so long because the independent producers now need to conclude a comprehensive negotiation process with their shareholders, funders and suppliers, as well as compete for power-purchasing contracts with Eskom. This is an extremely complex and time-consuming process,” he said. “Under the programme, Eskom’s total requirement ranges from 2 100 megawatts to approximately 4 500 megawatts, with a minimum plant capacity of 200 megawatts.” As is customary for base load independent power producers, the power purchase agreement will be structured on an availability basis. Under this structure Eskom, as off-taker, will pay capacity charges based on the availability of the plant. Delivery between 2012 and 2017 “The successful independent power producers will also be required to enter into an equivalent term agreement with a fuel supplier to procure and secure fuel supply,” Eskom said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
MIT Technology Review spots a wild story on Genome Web about George Church, a molecular geneticist at Harvard, who is developing technology that can create Neandertal cells. Once he gets the cells, Church hopes to find an “adventurous female human” who will volunteer to be a surrogate mom for the first new Neandertal baby. Church says this could bring about “kind of Neandertal culture” that could even achieve “political significance.”The original (paywalled) article ran in Der Spiegel. Apparently the Germans are appalled by Church’s nonchalance about doing things like mixing DNA from different species. Somewhere, eccentric futurist Ray Kurzweil is freaking out as he realizes that even if he becomes a cyborg, he’ll have to share the planet with cavemen. This is not the future that Kurzweil and his fellow Singularitarians have been hoping for. Not at all! Somewhere in Hollywood someone is already writing the screenplay: Cyborgs Versus Cavemen: The Battle for Planet Earth.God, I love science. dan lyons Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#science A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market