Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “This year, I’m taking a break from college basketball just because of residency and I really plan on trying out for Gilas,” he said.Paras recently transferred from Creighton to Cal State Northridge, where he will sit out for a year before being able to play competitive college basketball in the United States.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundWith his basketball schedule on a minimum, the second-generation star seeks to get a look from coach Chot Reyes and possibly, see action in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.“I’m not the type of person who receives a call or text from a coach and plays right away. I wanna be fair and have an equal opportunity with everyone so I don’t really care if I’m famous enough. I care to try out before to even entering the team,” he said. For the meantime, Paras will join forces with Jeron Teng, Kiefer Ravena, and JR Quiñahan with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 as they represent the country in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France from June 17 to 21.Being the youngest in the four-team crew, the 6-foot-6 forward is eyeing to absorb every lesson he can get from seasoned teammates.“Just being able to team up with Kiefer and Jeron is just really great. I’ve been keeping up with Kiefer and Jeron, just seeing them play, learning form them, it’s a great experience. Hopefully, we’ll show what we can do,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Consecutive losses put concern on Meralco’s playoff push Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Kobe Paras. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/ Joaqui FloresIs Gilas Pilipinas the next destination for Kobe Paras?The 19-year-old prodigy would love for it to be as he expressed his intentions to represent the country in the international stage.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April View comments
Yesterday’s EPL results: Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal Burnley 0-2 Manchester United Watford 2-1 Tottenham LONDON (AP): After the furore that followed straight English Premier League (EPL) defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho’s team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku’s first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba’s penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on. “Even with 10 men for 15 minutes, we were the team that had the chances to score,” Mourinho said. “We are all very happy that the boys can go for their international week with the feeling (of winning).” Tottenham, who set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford by winning 3-0 there six days ago, were unable to carry that momentum to Watford, who came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road. Watford have won all four of their Premier League games and join Liverpool and Chelsea with a maximum total of 12 points at the top of the table. Arsenal, meanwhile, joined United on six points as they secured a first away victory under Unai Emery with an entertaining 3-2 win at newly promoted Cardiff. After storming out of his news conference following United’s defeat to Tottenham, demanding “respect, respect” from the media, Mourinho was much calmer ahead of his side’s trip to Burnley, and the approach may have brought rewards on the field. Mourinho will have been especially pleased by United’s improved defensive performance as it claimed a first clean sheet of the league season. Both the Portuguese manager and his squad will enter the international break with confidence that United’s worst Premier League start for 26 years is firmly behind them.
Dear Editor,My recent letter about Servant Leadership in Guyana and the need to find a win-win solution for Guyanese taxpayers and GuySuCo was turned into a “magnificent masquerade” by a letter written by the dishonest “bosses” and the dirty blackmail politics of GAWU. I say bosses because the definition of the word leadership is a mystery to GAWU.It is this type of functional economic illiteracy and ethnic politics that has led us to a point where after being notified 15 years ago by the European Union that subsidies would end, and after billions of dollars provided by the EU to transform the industry, that ethnic politics built around creating a dependent voter block for the PPP has left us with a GuySuCo that is G billion in debt, needs G billion in investment if it is to produce 300,000 tonnes of sugar under existing conditions, and even with that subsidy the Government – at that 300,000 tonnes production – would have to subsidy GuySuCo by a further G billion per year.Mr Seepaul Narine, General Secretary of GAWU, must have been reading some other article and not the one I wrote when he said, “Mr Phillips also points to Government support to the sugar industry. We posit, however, that the contemporary support cannot be disconnected from the support, financial and otherwise, that the industry in the past and present has and is contributing to Guyana and its people. So far, there has not been any mention of those contributions in the discussions on sugar. Nevertheless, our union accepts that the Government cannot support the sugar industry ad infinitum.” Mr Narine is certainly not a Servant Leader nor someone who needs to be negotiating on behalf of GAWU. His fundamental mis-understanding of basic English is surpassed only by his opportunistic and predatory approach to GuySuCo’s problems.Editor, the main thrust of my recent letter was the five elements necessary in Guyana for equitable sustainable development and social cohesion and the need for Servant Leaders in the Government, Private Sector, Civil Society and the media to step forward from a cowardly silence to find a win-win solution because GAWU is not interested in win-win. At least, perhaps responding to my letter, the Private Sector Commission seems to have woken up from its Rip Van Winkle slumber of the last decade and has asked for the Government to hold up so that five years after the problem has started, it will provide a solution. I wonder how many of these businessmen will run a business at G billion a month in losses. At least the People of Guyana will look forward to their contributions.Finally, Mr Narine’s attempt to hoax his sugar workers by saying even Eric Phillips is stating GuySuCo should be subsidised by the Government is tantamount to someone seeing the words “no smoking allowed” and shouting out to the illiterate that it means “no…smoking allowed”.This type of deception is purposeful, cynical and normal with GAWU leadership.Mr Narine, the Government and People of Guyana cannot afford to subsidise GuySuCo as it is currently operating and the sooner GAWU and the PPP realise this, the better for all.GuySuCo needs right-sizing, diversification and business unit portfolio management. GAWU should also realise that diversification is an investment and needs billions of dollars. Hopefully, the Private Sector will bring some of this “bread” to the table.Sincerely,Eric PhillipsPresidentThe African Business Roundtable
1 Phil Parkinson Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson believes his side have “got a chance against anybody” in the FA Cup, after dumping Sunderland out of the competition on Sunday.The Bantams earned many plaudits for their fourth round victory against Chelsea in January, and were deserving winners against the Black Cats, with Billy Knott’s deflected effort and Jon Stead’s second-half strike enough to send the League One outfit into the last-eight.And Parkinson feels his giant killers can go all the way in the competition if they maintain an underdog mentality.“If we get our approach right we’ve got a chance against anybody, and we proved that today,” he said.“There was always a danger that because we beat Chelsea everyone would expect us to win today, and we had to guard against that and go in there with the underdog mentality.“Right from the first whistle we played with great desire and great spirit and we were first to every ball all over the pitch.“Maybe we took Sunderland by surprise. We made it an uncomfortable afternoon for them, which you’ve got to do against a top side. Our second goal was great and we killed the game off in the late stages.“Today is another terrific day and to have Valley Parade full of 24,000 fans it’s like a throwback. The lads were absolutely revelling in it and they deserve the support because of their performances and the effort they have put in over the years.”The Bantams’ triumph was aired live on talkSPORT, but did not attract lucrative live television rights and Parkinson admitted the finances would have meant a lot to the club.“We were disappointed that it wasn’t on the TV,” Parkinson added. “If we just talk about the finances it’s a quarter of a million pounds which would have meant a lot, but we move on from it.“The media has done the talking for us and we’ve had to take it on the chin and make sure we put in a performance today. Hopefully they’ll come and give us a live game next time.”
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.He casts his eye over the latest Premier League relegation odds, following Aston Villa’s 3-3 draw with Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night.There’s also the latest on Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City future, following the Blues’ defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday evening, along with a preview on the US Masters which sees Rory McIlroy start favourite.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“We are embarrassed by this and apologize to the applicants and the council office,” said planner Michael LeGrand. “This is not our policy and we are using it as a training tool on the code of conduct we expect from our planning staff in dealing with applicants and the public at large. “We take this very seriously.” In his call, Chiang said he was calling for developer Gary Schaffel to say the appeal could not be blocked but that it would be rejected. Officials with the City Attorney’s Office said the call was made after the city Planning Commission decided to allow the 78-unit proposed development. But tenants who were evicted from the building previously at the site complained that the call showed collusion between the city and developers. A Valley Village condominium development will be allowed to proceed despite a phone recording in which a city planning official can be heard assuring someone he thought was the developer that a tenants appeal of the proposed project would be rejected. The City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Tuesday recommended rejection of the appeal by two tenants who were evicted from the building previously at the 11933 W. Magnolia Blvd. site. It also recommended that their request for more relocation money be rejected. The recommendation came as Planning Department officials said disciplinary proceedings are under way against planner John Chiang over the telephone call in which he said the appeal would be rejected because of the position of the department and City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. “This shows how business is done at City Hall,” said Chuck Tennin, one of those objecting to the development. Tennin was one of 17 tenants who were evicted to make way for the condominium project. In addition to objecting to the site, the appeal asked for more traffic studies and higher relocation payments to the tenants. Councilman Ed Reyes, who chairs the PLUM committee, said officials have advised him they were limited in their ability to require higher relocation payments. Aides to Greuel said they believed that traffic studies that already have been conducted are sufficient. email@example.com 213-978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Daniel Sturridge and Simon Mignolet could be on their way out of Liverpool this summer, with England goalkeeper Joe Hart and five other high-profile stars joining the Merseysiders.That’s according to lifelong Reds fan, and former Newcastle striker, Micky Quinn, who believes the club will enjoy ‘a very, very positive’ summer transfer window after seeing their season unravel in just a few weeks.Jurgen Klopp’s side are still without a Premier League win in 2017 following another shock defeat to Hull City on Saturday.The Reds’ spiralling form comes after they were second favourites for the Premier League title before Christmas, and even topped the table in November.Now, Liverpool find themselves out of both the FA Cup and EFL Cup, while their hopes of a top four finish are fading with every game.And Reds insider Quinn believes the club’s American owners will back Klopp in the summer transfer market after seeing just how far behind their title rivals they really are.Asked about the Reds’ transfer plans, Sports Breakfast co-host Quinn said: “What I know is that Sturridge could be on his way, Mignolet could be on his way and in could come Joe Hart.“The owners are also promising a lot of money to go and buy five to six high-profile players – read into that what you want.“I think it’s going to be a very, very positive summer for Liverpool. Klopp knows what he needs.“That squad this season is not strong enough to win the league, but hopefully it’s enough to be in the top four.”Listen to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ s Liverpool chat with Micky Quinn IN FULL above!
LONDON — From soldiers who donned red Santa hats in Afghanistan to devoted worshippers visiting Bethlehem, Christians around the world celebrated Christmas Day with the sobering thoughts of peace and tolerance even as open war flared in Somalia. In his Christmas Day address at the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to conflicts across the globe and greater concern for the poor, the exploited and all who suffer. Speaking from a balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff called for peace in the Middle East, noting in particular the long war between Israel and the Palestinians. “I place in the hands of the divine Child of Bethlehem the indications of a resumption of dialogue between the Israelis and the Palestinians, which we have witnessed in recent days, and the hope of further encouraging developments,” Benedict said in his annual address. Two dozen U.S. peacekeeping troops celebrated the holiday among elementary schoolchildren in Partes, a Serb village in the snow-covered hills of eastern Kosovo with a school, a yellow-bricked Serb Orthodox church and modest houses. They dug into a box full of toys and handed out dolls, cars, water colors, chess and bowling sets — as they marked Christmas morning in the troubled province, far from family and friends in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts. “It’s a beautiful thing,” said Blagoje Stojkovic, an elementary school teacher, as children began unwrapping and comparing toys. At the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, pews were packed with hundreds of worshippers, but foreign visitors critical to the town’s economy were largely absent, deterred by recent Palestinian infighting and the conflict with Israel. Spirits were high, however, among the few foreign pilgrims who made their way to Manger Square to celebrate Christmas in the West Bank town. “The experience was incredible,” said Nick Parker, 24, of Goodland, Kan. “I could feel the true spirit of Christmas here in Bethlehem.” The theme of Middle East peace resonated with others. Britain’s Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, fresh from a visit to the Holy Land, said in his annual address as spiritual leader of the world’s Anglican Communion that the world must not turn its back on Israelis or Palestinians. Queen Elizabeth II, in her annual Christmas broadcast, called for religious tolerance and mutual respect between the young and old in a fast-changing world. “It is very easy to concentrate on the differences between the religious faiths and to forget what they have in common — people of different faiths are bound together by the need to help the younger generation to become considerate and active citizens,” the monarch said. In Southeast Asia, Christians in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia, ignored terror warnings and flocked to heavily guarded churches. Foreign troops in Afghanistan woke up to a white Christmas and snowball fights. Soldiers wearing red Santa hats and even a couple dressed as elves walked around Camp Eggers, the main U.S. base in Kabul, the capital. Shoppers packed malls awash with tinsel, plastic pine trees and special promotions in mostly Buddhist Japan and predominantly Hindu India, reflecting the spread of the season’s commercial appeal. For many of those celebrating the holidays in Sri Lanka there was no cake this year. The price of eggs and butter has risen sixfold following the resumption of a civil war that has led to spiraling inflation on the island state just off India’s southern tip. In China, where the government allows worship only in churches, mosques and temples run by state-monitored religious groups, the English-language China Daily ran a front-page photo of a Mass in Shanghai and published several comments urging tolerance — in response to recent calls for Chinese to resist imported holidays. “Our national culture will not fade only because people are celebrating foreign holidays,” one said. People in Australia’s drought-affected southeast danced in the streets as summer rains drenched wildfires that had burned out of control for three weeks, enabling around 800 volunteer firefighters to go home to their families for Christmas. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 23.88%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images – Getty LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Getty Images – Getty Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Leno has been culpable a few times since he joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 but how many errors leading to goals has he made?Below you can see the top nine players to have made errors leading to goals in the Premier League since the start of last season, with thanks to Opta. rookie error Arsenal legend on Xhaka: ‘He’s on borrowed time – he’s so bad at tackling’What Pires has been telling ‘warrior’ Guendouzi and other Arsenal youngster update PEP TALK Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta AFP or licensors Leno has made six errors leading to goals in the Premier League latest De Gea hit some bad form towards the end of last season BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Leno’s blushes were spared by Lacazette and Aubameyang Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 5= Sergio Rico (Fulham) – Errors leading to goals: 35= Angus Gunn (Southampton) – Errors leading to goals: 35= Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) – Errors leading to goals: 33= David de Gea (Manchester United) – Errors leading to goals: 4 3=. Jordan Pickford (Everton) – Errors leading to goals: 42. Asmir Begovic (Bournemouth) – Errors leading to goals: 5 1. Bernd Leno (Arsenal) – Errors leading to goals: 6 Getty Images – Getty 8= Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) – Errors leading to goals: 38= Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – Errors leading to goals: 3 Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ However, strikes from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Arsenal earn a 2-2 draw against their rivals.A massive cause for concern for manager Unai Emery will be the mistakes his players made though.Granit Xhaka made an unnecessary foul on Heung-Min Son which gave Spurs their penalty while Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno should have done better for Eriksen’s goal.The German kept out an initial shot from Erik Lamela but could only palm the ball straight into the Dane’s path, who slotted the ball into an empty net. statement 5 Ian Holloway says it’s pointless to compare or rank football derbies What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Arsenal showed great character to come back against Spurs Arsenal showed plenty of grit and determination to earn a draw against Tottenham in the north London derby last weekend.The Gunners found themselves 2-0 down after 40 minutes thanks to Christian Eriksen’s opener and Harry Kane’s penalty. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Getty Images – Getty appointed 5 5 Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more The Liverpool stopper is a surprise inclusion in this chart 5 5 deals Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.
Roma have partnered with two missing child charities – the US-based National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Italy-based Telefono Azzurro.The campaign is inspired by rock band Soul Asylum’s music video for their 1992 song Runaway Train.It highlights the faces and names of missing children and is similar to those printed on millions of milk cartons in the USA during the 1980s and 90s.At the time of the launch, Paul Rogers, head of strategy at Roma, said: “We want to use the viral nature of social media transfer announcements to help raise awareness for missing children.” deals Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Mkhitaryan joined Roma on a season-long loan after an uninspiring 18 months at the north London club.Armenian Mkhitaryan has made a decent start to his Roma career though, scoring on his Serie A debut which saw his side beat Sassuolo 4-2.His goal also came on the same day the Kenyan boy was found. Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked What a great news @OfficialASRoma @ASRomaEN 👏🏼 https://t.co/59afKxzIvO— Henrikh Mkhitaryan (@HenrikhMkh) September 16, 2019Replying to Roma, he said “What great news.”In the summer, the club revealed they would be using transfers to help raise awareness about missing children.“A 13-year-old boy featured in the #ASRoma announcement video for @HenrikhMkh has been found safe and reunited with his family,” Roma tweeted.“The club partnered with the amazing @missingchild_ke in July to raise awareness about cases of children missing in Kenya.”This comes after a girl from London was found after appearing next to the Italian side’s signing of defender Mert Cetin. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti stalemate Mkhitaryan is pursuing a fresh start in his career after a bad spell at Arsenal rookie error targets Henrikh Mkhitaryan expressed his delight the missing 13-year-old who featured in his unveiling at Roma has been found.An image of the Kenyan teenager was used by the Serie A club on Twitter, accompanying a post announcing Mkhitaryan had joined from Arsenal. BIG PRESENTS UP TOP LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas on target statement LIVE on talkSPORT 1 latest Napoli vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTBorussia Dortmund vs Barcelona (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Olympiakos vs Tottenham (Wednesday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORTShakhtar Donetsk vs Man City (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTPSG vs Real Madrid (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Eintracht Frankfurt vs Arsenal (Thursday, 5:55pm) – talkSPORT 2Leicester vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTLeeds vs Derby (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Huddersfield (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2