Doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail for sexually assaulting gymnasts

first_imgLATEST STORIES She described the “breadth and ripple” of Nassar’s sexual abuse as “nearly infinite.”“What does it say about our society that victims of sexual abuse have to hide their pain for years when they did nothing wrong? What does it say about our society when victims do come forward … and are treated as liars until proven true?” Povilaitis said.Nassar turned to the courtroom gallery to make a brief statement, saying that the accounts of more than 150 victims had “shaken me to my core.” He said “no words” can describe how sorry he is for his crimes.“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days” he said as many of his accusers wept.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.”“It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNassar found competitive gymnastics to be a “perfect place” for his crimes because victims saw him as a “god” in the sport, a prosecutor said Wednesday, shortly before the former doctor was to be sentenced for years of molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young women.“It takes some kind of sick perversion to not only assault a child but to do so with her parent in the room,” prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said. “To do so while a lineup of eager young gymnasts waited.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Larry Nassar is brought into court Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, 54, has admitted sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which as the sport’s national governing organization trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. Under a plea bargain, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years behind bars in the molestation case. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)LANSING, Mich. — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.”The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar’s victims were able to confront him face to face in a Michigan courtroom.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Olympic community gathers in South Africa

first_imgRay Maota The coastal city of Durban is fondlyknown as South Africa’s playground. (Image: For more free photos, visit the image library) Fikile Mbalula, minister of sports and recreation, said the South African government has thrown their full support behind the hosting of the IOC. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Anthony Edgar  IOC Media Operations  +41 21 621 6111 RELATED ARTICLES • First World Forestry Congress for SA • SA to host world’s richest golf event • SA becomes business tourism hub • 2011 Comrades draws big names Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will converge on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, for their annual general meeting from 4 to 9 July 2011. This is the first time that the committee meets on African soil.The meetings taking place at Durban’s International Convention Centre will form part of the 123rd IOC session, during which the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be selected.The host city will be chosen from the three candidates – Munich, Germany; Annecy, France; and Pyeongchang, South Korea – by the IOC through a secret ballot voting system on 6 July 2011.The rivals submitted their final bid proposals to the IOC by the January 2011 deadline, which then passed into the hands of the IOC’s evaluation commissioners in February 2011.Also in attendance will be the heads of state of Germany, Korea, Hungary, the Netherlands and Denmark, as well as international sports administrators and royalty. The attendance of French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, is yet to be confirmed.A historic momentSouth Africa’s Sam Ramsamy, an IOC executive board member, promised all attendees “an unforgettable week in South Africa”.Ramsamy said: “This is a historic moment for Durban, South Africa and for Africa to host the International Olympic Committee for the first time on the continent. This is also the first time that such a group is assembling in South Africa and this provides us with abounding opportunities to showcase our economy, tourism, culture and our people.”Ramsamy expressed his gratitude for the honour, and gave his assurance that preparations are well underway and on track.“It promises to be a memorable event,” he added.Fikile Mbalula, the minister of sports and recreation, likened the hosting of the IOC to the hugely successful and widely acclaimed 2010 Fifa World Cup hosted by South Africa last year.Mbalula said: “As the South African government, we’ve thrown our full support behind the success of the IOC session. We look forward to constructive engagement with the leaders of world sport, and we look to continue entrenching our country’s positive reputation as a major international sports, tourism and events destination.”Mbalula said that the country would continue to bid for and host events across the sporting spectrum.Sports tourism in South AfricaIn an effort to sustain the legacy left by the hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa’s national sporting and tourism bodies will launch the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) during the 123rd session.SETE will take place in Cape Town at the International Convention Centre from 27 to 29 July 2011.The event’s aim is to develop more ways of maintaining South Africa’s tourism industry through sport.SETE will host academics and experts in sports, events and tourism, who will all share their knowledge and expertise on sustainable sports tourism.Roshene Singh, chief marketing officer of South African Tourism, said: “Globally, sports tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry and with South Africa’s proven capability of hosting major events, as well as our significant infrastructure footprint, it makes sense that we start pursuing sports tourism as a viable route towards achieving our tourism goals.”Singh said that the SETE event will offer tourism and sports bodies the chance to come together and collaborate towards making the most of national hosting of sports and mega events.“The World Cup was a major boost for South Africa’s international reputation,” she said, “but it is important to note that hosting ongoing sustainable events across all sporting codes in South Africa are equally important for us to drive future tourism and economic growth.”Secured opportunitiesAccording to the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), 200 meetings and conferences have already been secured over the next five years and this is expected to boost South Africa’s revenue by R1.6-billion (US$238-million).Miller Matola, CEO of the IMC, said: “We welcome the delegates and guests to the 123rd general session of the IOC. The hosting of such a great event will make a direct contribution to tourism revenue and we are confident that the experience of delegates in South Africa will turn them into brand ambassadors for the country.“As a proud host country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa delivered a truly memorable and world-class African tournament, as the world experienced Africa’s rich diversity and imbibed in the spirit of ubuntu; which relates to humanity’s interconnectedness.”Durban: South Africa’s playgroundDurban will be a hive of activity in the next nine days with three high-profile international events taking place almost simultaneously.On 2 July, Durban hosts one of South Africa’s most popular horse races, the Durban July, at Greyville Racecourse. Many other events and parties are planned throughout the weekend to coincide with the main attraction.Then from 4 to 9 July the IOC will have their annual meeting.On 7 July, a wedding reception for Prince Albert II of Monaco and his South African sweetheart, former Olympic backstroke swimmer Charlene Wittstock, will also be held in Durban. Albert is scheduled to attend the IOC gathering, after which the royal couple will spend their honeymoon in the country.In just nine days Durban will prove that it is truly South Africa’s playground.last_img read more

Mozilla-Based Postbox Email App Launches to Public

first_imgThink desktop email is dead? Not so says the latest entrant to this field, San Francisco-based startup Postbox, who is today revealing the final release of their desktop email application based on Mozilla technology. Originally launched into beta a year ago, Postbox has a heavy focus on search and organization with a primary goal of addressing email users’ information overload issues. Like Mozilla’s own Thunderbird email application, Postbox exists only as downloadable software. However, unlike other desktop programs, Postbox natively integrates web services into its interface, including Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed.When you first get started with Postbox, you’re promoted to select from a list of web-based email accounts including Gmail, AOL, Windows Live Hotmail, and Yahoo! mail. If you’re using the app for anything else, you can select “other email account” instead. You’re able to import RSS feeds and Newsgroup accounts, too. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting To-Do’s: For getting things done, Postbox lets you turn email messages into “to do” items which pushes them to the top of your inbox where they stayed pinned until complete. Inspector Pane: When viewing an email message, the so-called “Inspector Pane” on the right summarizes the content detected within that email conversation including information about the sender, attachments, images, links, addresses, etc. What’s interesting is that the sender’s profile picture can actually be retrieved from Facebook or Twitter if you’ve linked your accounts from the Web Services menu (under Tools). Topics: Similar to Gmail’s “labels,” Postbox uses “topics” for organizing email, a system that helps you stay on top of your current projects. And as with Gmail, messages can be flagged with multiple topics. This can be done either after you receive them or as you compose an email. Postbox will also automatically tag future emails within a thread with the same topic.Compose Sidebar: Also in the Compose window is a sidebar which provides easy access to images, attachments, links, contacts, and signatures stored elsewhere in your email. Click on any of these icons and a search box appears allowing you to quickly retrieve items. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web center_img Related Posts sarah perez Postbox FeaturesSearch: Once configured, Postbox looks very much like any other email program you’ve used in the past – this is no radical redesign like Google Wave plans on being. There’s a message list, preview pane, folder lists, favorite folders, etc. However, the killer features in this application don’t have anything to do with its design. Instead, what makes Postbox so appealing to power emailers are its search and organization features. The application can help you find anything in your email whether a contact, an address, a link, a picture, an attachment, or even just a snippet of text. Searches appear in Postbox’s tabbed interface where visual results – like photo thumbnails, for example – make finding the right result easy. Extensions: Although Postbox doesn’t include a calendar of its own, the Lightning add-on, one of several supported extensions lets you view your calendar as a separate tab in Postbox. It provides access to your Gmail calendar, too. A Lot to LikeEven though many email users are happy with their web-based solution of choice, there’s a lot to like about Postbox’s desktop app. For example, we especially like the ability to post from our email directly to Facebook, Twitter, and FriendFeed. And what we wouldn’t give for visual search like this in Gmail! Postbox’s search features are robust yet simple to use and the handy “Inspector Pane” is a useful tool that could easily become an essential component to your email workflow. For these reasons and more, it’s no surprise that this application made our list of favorites earlier this year. (See: Still Shiny: 23 Apps We’re Using One Month Later). With the public release of version 1.0 of this application, the company isn’t introducing any major upgrades, but that shouldn’t stop you from giving it a look if you’re interested in desktop email clients. Postbox is available as a free trial, but sells for $39.95 if you decide to purchase. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Closure of Patna museum sparks protests

first_imgPatna’s writers, poets, experts, historians, social activists and students of arts are up in arms over the closure of the century-old Patna Museum and the decision to shift precious artefacts and sculptures from there to the newly constructed Bihar Museum, registered under Societies Act.On Monday, poets Sri Ram Tiwari, Arun Shadwal, Srikant Vyas and Santosh Sahar and social activists including Mithilesh Yadav, Chandrika Mallik, former MLA Somprakash and activist-journalist Pushpraj gathered outside the gates of the Museum for a poetry reading programme protesting the closure.Students of the Patna Art College also have protesting the closure of Patna museum, saying, “The Patna Art College was set up just behind the Patna museum so that students could come and learn from the traditional paintings and sculptures…but, the government has snatched all this from us.” New homeSet to be formally thrown open to the public on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, the newly constructed Bihar museum is spread in over 17 acres of prime land on Bailey Road in the capital — built at a cost of ₹498 crore under a foreign consultant.Ahead of the inauguration, the State government currently has closed the historical Patna museum which celebrated its centenary in April this year, for two weeks from September 9 to 25 to shift its most precious artefacts, sculptures, paintings and manuscripts to the newly constructed museum.“The Patna museum is one of the richest in the country, with several invaluable sculptures like Mauryan age female figurine Yakshini [the Didargunj Yakshi], Buddhist and other Mughal era stone and bronze statues, paintings… But now under a systematic plan all these priceless artefacts are being shifted to the Bihar Museum which is registered under the Societies [Registration] Act (1860) …we demand the government to stop all this and let the old glory of Patna museum remain intact,” Mr. Pushpraj told The Hindu. He has been spearheading the “Save Yakshini, Save Patna museum” campaign in the State along with several intellectuals, experts, archaeologists, social activists and students of the Patna Art College.Donor’s distressJaya Sankrityayana Parhawk, daughter of eminent Buddhist scholar Rahul Sankrityayana whose several invaluable Thangka paintings, Buddhist manuscripts and books brought from Tibet in 1930s were donated to the Patna museum, too has not only expressed her shock over the government’s move to shift all these artefacts to a new museum “without her knowledge” but also condemned it.“How can a government deprive a century-old museum of its invaluable artefacts for a private NGO registered under Societies Act…I’m pained and shocked,” she said while adding that she has also written an open letter to the chief minister Nitish Kumar requesting him to look at her pain and anguish and would stop transfer of the “rare and priceless artefacts which are the assets of the people of Bihar from being perished”. “My father’s paintings and Buddhist manuscripts, books were not sold to Patna museum but given as a provisional grant…our family should have been informed before shifting all these heritage stuffs from Patna museum”, she told The Hindu.Earlier, eminent sociologist Hetukar Jha who died recently, historian Imtiaz Ahmed, Prof Arun Kumar Sinha , Hari Kishore Prasad, former director Museum, Prof Rajendra Ram, Padma Shri Usha Kiran Khan, Prof Shatrughan Sharan Singh and Jaidev Singh too had to the Chief Minister appealing to him to save the Patna Museum.Danger of damageFormer Additional Director of the Patna Museum and former director of K.P. Jayaswal Research Institute, Chitranjan Prasad Singh said, “The government should have constituted an expert committee before taking decision to shift priceless artefacts… There is always a danger of damage to these sculptures and statures…who will take responsible for this?” Agreed the former director of Bihar museums, U C Dwivedi, “it’s a wrong decision of the government.” The lone curator of the Patna museum, Dr Shankar Suman informed The Hindu that altogether 101 artefacts have already been shifted from the Patna Museum. “They have planed to shift altogether 3,000 artefacts, sculptures, paintings, stone and bronze statures in two weeks time…but what will be left here in Patna museum after all these priceless heritage stuffs will be gone?” he asked. He also expressed apprehension that the Patna Museum will be closed forever after September 25, saying “who would come here and for what?”Earlier, in June 2015 the Patna High Court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by a research scholar Ashok Kumar against construction of Bihar museum had observed that it was not in the “public interest”. “The facts of the case were sufficient to stall the project at the initial stage but the question of stalling does not arise since the construction is said to be nearing completion”, observed the division bench of the then Chief Justice L. Narasimha Reddy and justice Sudhir Singh of the Patna HC.‘Global practice’But, the state chief secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said, “the [Bihar] museum will be world class…and the museum has been registered as a society because such institutions cannot flourish under bureaucracy…The global practice is to grant autonomy to such institutions… In any case, the development commissioner will be the chairman of the management committee and the finance secretary, art and culture secretary will be part of the team…so the museum will not become a private one”.last_img read more

JD(U) frowns upon Dadri rally incident

first_imgBJP ally Janata Dal (United) on Monday said politicians sitting in high offices should not be seen in the vicinity of those facing serious criminal charges and that the ruling NDA must seek votes for the work of the Modi government in last five years.Reacting to reports about the presence of some of the Dadri lynching case accused in the front row of a public meeting addressed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Bishahra village on Sunday, JD(U) spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said it was not a good signal to the masses.“People watch the association of those in public life. Politicians sitting in high offices should not be seen in the vicinity of those facing serious criminal charges,” he said.Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched in 2015 for allegedly keeping cow meat at his home in Bishahra.Reports said some of the accused facing murder charge in the case were in the front row of Mr. Adityanath’s election meeting.Plank of developmentMr. Tyagi said Mr. Modi had led the NDA to victory on the plank of development and that no attempt was made to sharpen social conflicts.“The NDA should seek votes for its development works in the last five years,” the JD(U) leader said.last_img read more

TNT posts 3rd straight win, beats Star

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president PBA IMAGESTNT chalked up its third straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the expense of Star, 104-99, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The KaTropa improved to 7-3 to overtake defending champion San Miguel, which has a 6-3 card, for the fourth spot while the Hotshots stayed in sixth place. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80 Then, Racela was called for a technical foul allowing Paul Lee to cut the deficit to six, 91-85, from as high as 16.Star was called for its first foul after Jio Jalalon hit Jayson Castro with 4:07 to go.Despite the foul situation, TNT managed to hold on to win with Rice hitting a dagger of a jumper with 26 seconds remaining that gave the KaTropa a 102-96 lead.Rice finished with a game-high 43 points to go along with 19 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy each had 12 points.Kristofer Acox led the Hotshots with 18 points and 18 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img TNT head coach Nash Racela liked that his team was able to play through calls that didn’t go their way.“We’ve been going through ups and downs but I think the more important thing is us finding ways to win and that’s exactly the same message I had for Glen (Rice Jr.) during one of our timeouts because he was complaining about the non-calls,” said Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just reminded them the refs won’t adjust for sure and the only we can do is find ways to win.”Rice had three quick fouls in a span of 10 seconds early in the fourth quarter. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

Ateneo nears sweep, sends UST to 13th straight loss

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After watching their 65-49 lead dissipate to just five, 75-70, at the end of the third, the Blue Eagles responded soundly in the fourth and put the Growling Tigers in their place.Ateneo mounted a 17-7 run with Thirdy Ravena capping it off with the most vicious of finishes when he dunked home a tomahawk from just inside the circle to give the Blue Eagles a 92-77 lead with 2:22 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s a good thing we played well defensively in the fourth, and we really wanted to make sure that our defense was still there,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “Our offense was good, we had a lot of ball movement, a lot of assists, and we found our cutters and shooters.” Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blatche, Fajardo lead 23-man Gilas pool for World Cup qualifiers Ateneo tallied 23 assists and only committed just 14 turnovers.Ravena filled the stat sheets with a game-high 20 points to go along with eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals while Matt Nieto added 19 points with all of his field goals coming from deep.Oliver de Guzman had 19 points to lead UST while Jeepy Faundo finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo stayed on track for an elimination round sweep after fending off University of Santo Tomas, 102-83, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles remained undefeated after 12 games while also sending the Growling Tigers to a 0-13 record. ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101last_img read more

Jimmie Johnson’s title reign ends with wreck in Phoenix

first_imgStronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Jazz center Rudy Gobert out 4 weeks with leg injury QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Johnson came to Phoenix last among the eight title contenders, 51 points out of mathematically qualifying. Martin Truex Jr, Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick already locked into next weekend’s championship finale next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, leaving Johnson among five drivers fighting for one spot.A four-time winner at Phoenix, Johnson started 12th and earned a point by finishing eighth in the first stage. He was running 11th when his right front tired blew right before the caution at the end of the race’s second stage.Johnson drove the car straight to the garage, his day and championship hopes over.“I didn’t know it was coming,” Johnson said. “Clearly just got the brakes too hot and popped that tire with like a lap to go or two laps to go before the stage was up. We weren’t leading, we were having a decent day, but we were going to need a great day today. I wish we were still out on track to still have a shot for it.”Now Johnson is left with trying to win at Homestead next week and spend the offseason trying to figure out what went wrong during his title defense.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Chase Elliott, left, and Jimmie Johnson talk inside the garage area before practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Avondale, Ariz. Both drivers are looking to fill the final spot for the Championship 4. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)AVONDALE, Ariz. — Jimmie Johnson’s bid for a record eighth NASCAR championship is over.Needing a win at Phoenix to make the final four in next weekend’s championship finale, Johnson saw his hopes crumple with a blown tire that sent his No. 48 Chevrolet into the wall with one lap remaining in the second stage Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT The crash eliminated the reigning and seven-time NASCAR champion from title contention.“I’m disappointed for sure,” Johnson said. “The last couple of months we’ve been staying alive and at this stage with the Round of 8 and then the Round of 4, you can’t just stay alive. You’ve got to be hitting on all cylinders and we just haven’t been there, unfortunately.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt’s been a rough ride for Johnson since matching Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with his seventh title a year ago.Johnson won three races this year, but those came during the first third of the season. He hasn’t won since Dover in June and has one top-five finish the last 21 races. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

Romeo confident ‘hardworking’ Gilas young guys will perform well

first_imgRio’s Olympics 1 year later: The good, the bad and the ugly Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Roger Pogoy, all of whom were part of the 2017 Seaba Championship squad, were retained for the Asian championships.Also tabbe d in the roster were hardworking forward Carl Bryan Cruz and Fil-German big man Christian Standhardinger, who will replace Andray Blatche as the team’s naturalized player for the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWith Gilas resuming practice on Thursday at Upper Deck Gym in Pasig, Romeo could only heap praises with the effort he saw from the young guns.“They are all hardworking and are focused on what they are doing. I can see that they can play good in this Fiba Asia,” he said. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ At 25, though, Romeo, isn’t really that old compared to these guys and he relishes the chance to represent the country in what would be his second straight appearance in the continental tournament.“I’m happy. We’ll have another chance to represent the country so we’re thankful to coach Chot (Reyes) for the trust, as well as the management,” he said. “We vow to give our best and I can promise that I’ll do everything I could to help the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTerrence Romeo believes that 2017 Jones Cup experience will be a huge asset for the cadets as they join the veterans in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup this August.“The experience is already there for them and I’m sure that they can perform well in this coming tournament,” he said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

10 months agoMonaco boss Henry targets Cahill, Koscielny to solve defensive crisis

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Monaco boss Henry targets Cahill, Koscielny to solve defensive crisisby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco are monitoring Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been told he can leave the club in January.According to beIN sports reporter Matt Spiro, Monaco are looking at Cahill, among a host of other defenders, to fix their poor defence.The Ligue 1 bottom-feeders, managed by Thierry Henry, are also scouting Laurent Koscielny, Pepe and Martin Skrtel.Cahill has also been linked with Aston Villa, West Ham, Southampton and Arsenal. last_img read more