Investigation launched into Paris-Roubaix rider’s death

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FILE – In this Thursday, April 5, 2018 file photo a cyclist trains ahead of Sunday’s 116th edition of the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic, in Haveluy, northern France. Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts died of cardiac arrest after collapsing while competing in the Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday April 8. Goolaerts’ team said the 23-year-old died in a Lille hospital where he had been taken by helicopter from the one-day classic. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)PARIS — French judicial officials launched an investigation Monday into the death of Belgian rider Michael Goolaerts during the Paris-Roubaix cycling race.Goolaerts died Sunday after collapsing during the one-day classic on cobblestones in northern France.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Belgian cyclist dies in Paris-Roubaix raceCambrai prosecutor Remi Schwartz told The Associated Press that an autopsy will be performed on Goolaerts’ body in the coming days to determine the exact cause of death.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 23-year-old Belgian died at a hospital in Lille, where he had been taken by helicopter from the race. Organizers said in a medical statement that he suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest.Goolaerts had been airlifted to the hospital after collapsing about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the finish in the second of the 29 cobblestone sectors of the race known as “The Hell of the North.” No images of the incident were available but TV footage of the race showed Goolaerts lying unresponsive on the side of the road as the peloton passed him. He was then attended to by a medical team and appeared to receive CPR. Ferrari mechanic hit by Raikkonen says he’s OK after surgery 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident According to Schwartz, early investigation results indicate that Goolaerts might have fallen off his bike because of a cardiac episode, and that it was not the crash that led to his death.“But at this stage we don’t have any absolute certainty,” he said. “There is no obvious explanation, nor an obvious traumatism as the cause (of his death).”Goolaerts was in his fourth year with the Veranda’s Willems-Crelan team. He rode in support of cyclo-cross world champion Wout van Aert of Belgium at Paris-Roubaix. His most significant result this season was 20th at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.Goolaerts’ death came two years after Belgian cyclist Daan Myngheer died following a heart attack during the Criterium International race in Corsica. Another Belgian cyclist, Antoine Demoitie, died the same year following a crash in the Gent-Wevelgem race.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

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Bucks’ Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already: Miami has gotten games of 28 and 25 points from Dwyane Wade and a 26-point effort from Kelly Olynyk, Philadelphia has seen Marco Belinelli reach 21 points twice so far, and Boston saw Greg Monroe get a double-double against the Bucks in only 23 minutes.Backups can find themselves in the spotlight quickly if they get hot.“When we step on the floor, we need to be assertive with what we do,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “We can’t be a step behind.”Even the greatest players need help.LeBron James said everyone on the Cavaliers’ roster — himself included — needed to play better after falling behind Indiana 2-1 in their series. So in Game 4, James was great with 32 points, and Jordan Clarkson had 12 of the bench’s 32 points to help Cleveland tie the series .ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many in each of the last two playoff contests for the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s an old coaching adage that tells players to stay ready, because they never know when their chance to make an impact has arrived.Maker is proving that axiom to be correct.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 crown“Just trying to be there for my teammates, playing aggressive,” said Maker, the Bucks’ backup center. “It’s the playoffs. These are the moments everybody plays for. You’ve got to find a way to win, you’ve got to find a way to impact the game. I try to do that every single time.”Maker is almost an out-of-nowhere story for the Bucks, who’ve pulled even with the Boston Celtics four games into their Eastern Conference first-round series in large part because of a defensive resurgence by the bench. His offense has helped, too: Maker scored 14 points in a Game 3 victory, his highest total since a 16-point effort on New Year’s Day. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7) and Jabari Parker celebrate after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jazz take commanding 3-1 lead after rout of Thunder China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m supposed to come and give a spark off the bench,” said Clarkson, who scored just two points in Game 3. “That’s what I’m supposed to do, change the game in that way.”Toronto had one of the top bench units in the NBA during the regular season, ranking fifth in the league with a combined 41.8 scoring average. But in the East’s No. 1 seed’s first-round series, the Raptors’ reserve scoring down to 34.5 points.They’re tied at 2 in the series with the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards, whose bench scoring is up in the series by about the same margin to 34.3 points. The Wizards were just 16th in bench scoring this season.A big reason for Toronto’s problems has been the absence of backup point guard Fred VanVleet, who has an injured right shoulder and played just three minutes so far, sitting out three of the four games entirely. Raptors coach Dwane Casey blamed his team’s high turnover totals — 37 over Games 3 and 4, both losses — in large part on his reserves, who he also thought were not as productive with the ball as they could have been.“The second unit turned down some shots that they normally take,” Casey said. “I thought that group started the turnovers. The levee broke on those guys. I’ve got to do a better job of putting them in the right situation where they don’t turn it over.”The Wizards tinkered with their rotations to try to keep the Raptors’ reserves in check.“Our bench has done a good job and we’ve kind of tried to change things up and throw maybe a starter or two with our bench,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said.As for the Celtics, they’re back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night for Game 5. Their frontcourt reserves of Monroe and Marcus Morris were dominant in the series’ second game last week, when it looked as if Boston might pull off a sweep.Milwaukee’s reserves have pushed back with active, physical play — matching Boston’s intensity.“As soon as (we) see that,” Maker said, “we start to get aggressive as well on the defensive end.”last_img read more

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PH’s Romero Duno outpoints Mexican foe in lightweight bout

first_imgHighlights: Romero Duno and Gilberto Gonzalez fought their hearts out tonight! #GBPonESPN @fantasysprings #loveboxing pic.twitter.com/Tburh8OqXm— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 18, 2018Filipino lightweight Romero Duno continued his winning ways after beating Gilberto Gonzalez of Mexico Friday (Manila time) in the main event of the Golden Boy on ESPN card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.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 crownDuno won by unanimous decision, outpointing Gonzalez in their 10-round bout, 97-93, 97-93, 98-92.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Duno took control early before asserting himself even more in the latter rounds, where a worn-down Gonzalez had no answer.Duno improved its record to 17-1, 14 knockouts while Gonzalez, who has won 22 of his 26 fights by stoppage, absorbed his fifth loss.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ All three judges scored the bout unanimously for Romero Duno! #GBPonESPN @fantasysprings. What a #war! pic.twitter.com/1iY1TFAG1m— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) May 18, 2018The 22-year-old Duno has now won his last eight fights, including a second-round knockout over erstwhile unbeaten Christian Gonzalez in March of last year.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Houston’s P.J. Tucker’s unique style a hit on, off the courtlast_img read more

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Manny Pacquiao congratulates Prince Harry, Meghan Markle on royal wedding

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal weddingROYAL WEDDING TIMELINE: Harry tells Meghan: ‘You look amazing’Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pacquiao shared a picture yesterday of him and wife Jinkee, posing with the ginger prince when they met in Buckingham Palace on January 2015. The boxer-politician was invited for dinner and a tour of the palace grounds by Prince Harry himself.Another picture shows him handing Prince Harry a pair of signed boxing gloves to commemorate their visit.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 crown“Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan. We are so happy for you both! May God Bless you,” his message stated. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Senator Manny Pacquiao expressed his best wishes for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.The couple exchanged vows in the much-anticipated royal wedding yesterday, May 19 in Windsor.ADVERTISEMENT Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In her own post yesterday, also bearing the same photo posted by Manny, Jinkee admitted to viewing the wedding transpire live.In his original post, the athlete described the royal as “nice and humble.”Pacquiao seems to be a fan of the royal family, with his youngest child named Queen Elizabeth. He told The Telegraph in an interview in 2014 that one of his wishes was to have tea with the Queen in Buckingham Palace. JBRELATED STORIES:When Manny met Harry: Pacquiaos dine with British princeADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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’ View commentslast_img read more

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Collective effort helps NLEX fill void left by stars Ravena, Alas

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls View comments All 12 Road Warriors who played scored led by import Arnett Moultrie, who tallied game-highs of 26 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Mallari added 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, Juami Tiongson had a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists while Rios, Ighalo and Monfort combined for 18 points.NLEX had 35 assists and played tremendous defense down the stretch where they forced Blackwater to miss all of its 10 field goal attempts in the final five minutes and 23 seconds.READ: Remorseful Kiefer out of PBA for 18 months Ravena and Alas were in attendance at Araneta Coliseum and the two couldn’t keep a smile off their faces seeing their teammates rise to the challenge.“I’m really happy because even when I was still playing this conference we were still trying so hard to fill the void left by Kevin and now it’s the two of us so everybody is trying to fill the void and Kevin and I are integral parts of the offense and seeing them having 35 assists, just goes to show the team can do it,” Ravena said.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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “Our teammates stepped up and I’m happy. I hope they will continue to step up because this is a big opportunity for them,” said Alas.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Depleted and all, NLEX still came through the way even without its star guards Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Road Warriors were without their two best locals with Ravena serving an 18-month suspension from Fiba after testing positive for banned substances in the World Anti-Doping Agency List, and the injured Alas still recovering from a torn ACL.It took a collective effort to fill the holes left by Ravena and Alas and NLEX drew contributions from across the board in their win over the Blackwater Elite on Wednesday.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 crownREAD: NLEX guard Kevin Alas out for 8 months due to ACL injury“We try to get something out of everybody. We’re squeezing the players who haven’t been playing that much before,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao after a 93-89 victory. “Guys like Jansen Rios played a really good game, quality minutes for us today. Kenneth Ighalo, Emman Monfort just mentioning those guys who need to come off the bench and take up the slack left by Kiefer and Kevin.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At French Open, Osaka balances tennis and PlayStationlast_img read more

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SBP thanks ‘stronger’ communication with NBA for Clarkson PH stint

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal And SBP president Al Panlilio personally thanked NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum for the help the league gave the Philippine basketball scene.“Our wish of having Jordan Clarkson play for the Philippine team has become a reality in the Asian Games and SBP’s desire is to have him play in future competitions during the NBA break,” said Panlilio in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“With a stronger communication line and relationship with Mark Tatum and the NBA, I am confident that it can happen again.”Clarkson has been the apple of the SBP’s eye since he became a rookie in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014, but has faced difficulties after difficulties before he could get to don the Philippine jersey. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img MOST READ PBA: Aguilar comes through as Ginebra fends off NorthPort Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES 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 SBP president Al Panlilio and NBA Mark Tatum meet after the NBA allowed Cleveland Cavalier to join the Philippines for the 2018 Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJordan Clarkson’s stint in the NBA may just be the first of many international tours of duty for the Filipino-American swingman.It took a lot of convincing from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas but the organization came through in time for the NBA to allow the Cleveland Cavalier to join the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT In his first stint, Clarkson impressed and led the Philippines to a fifth-place finish in the Asian Games, the best result for the country since 2002 when it placed fourth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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Press corps honors united PBA board with President’s Award

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 awardcenter_img The entire PBA Board led by chair Ricky Vargas will be honored on the silver anniversary celebration of the PBA Press Corps Annual Awards Night on Jan. 21 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center.Vargas and the rest of the board will be the recipient of the special President’s Award from the group of sportswriters covering the PBA beat for getting its act together to uphold the spirit of harmony within the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Setting aside its differences to work for the common good, the board’s move paved the way for the league to successfully hold its 43rd season.Aside from Vargas (TnT Katropa), the board is composed of vice chair Richard Bachmann (Alaska), lawyer Raymond Zorilla (Phoenix) as treasurer, and Robert Non (San Miguel), Rene Pardo (Magnolia), Rod Franco (NLEX), Al Panlilio (Meralco), lawyer Mamerto Mondragon (Rain or Shine), Bobby Rosales (Columbian Dyip), Silliman Sy (Blackwater), Alfrancis Chua (Barangay Ginebra), and Eric Arejola (NorthPort).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 ChrissVargas, who is also the current president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, will serve as guest speaker during the event presented by Cignal TV.Also to be honored are Vic Manuel of Alaska (Mr. Quality Minutes), Poy Erram of NLEX (Defensive Player of the Year), and recently retired Rain or Shine star Chris Tiu (Breakout Player of the Season). Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Several Azkals without clubs after national team stint Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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AG’s string of failures has been unending

first_imgDear Editor,Attorney General Mr Basil Williams has failed abysmally to account for his dismal performance in office over the three years. His modus operandi of blaming me; the PPP Government; the staff at the AG’s Chambers, both past and present; and even judges, has not worked. The public has simply not bought into his story. As a result, desperation is stepping in.The string of failures has been unending, the latest being the case involving H.N. Sugrim. This case finally exposed Williams beyond redemption, (and) he knows it. It was filed after the PPP left office in June 2015, (and) it concluded in 2017. It was a winnable case, yet he lost it. The contract provided for the lodgment of a performance bond by the contractor within a stipulated time frame. The contract further stipulated that a failure to lodge that performance bond would be a basis for its termination. No performance bond was lodged. The contract was terminated on this very basis. This would have been an unassailable defence, once put forward by competent counsel, yet the case was lost. This case commenced and ended while the PPP was out of office, the press and public quickly realized how clumsy it is for Williams to blame the PPP.Obviously, Mr Williams recognizes this. He is again caught with his pants down. This time however, the time frames were clear: the PPP cannot sensibly be blamed for this case. He now has to come up with another distraction in order to divert attention from this abject failure. So, after a long and exhaustive rant at a recent press conference, most of which consisted of recklessly inaccurate assertions unworthy of a response, he announces that the Police will be called in to investigate “outsourced cases”.Imagine, after three years of holding office, this gentleman still claims ignorance of cases pending against the State. That admission alone should be the basis of his dismissal.The truth of the matter is: there is only one person for the Police to investigate in this matter; it is Mr. Basil Williams. The offence is “Misconduct in Public Office”. If I am contacted by the Police, that is the report I will make. I will supply all the details of the negligence about which I speak.Sincerely,Anil Nandlall, MPlast_img read more

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Significant apprehension nationally and internationally

first_imgDear Editor,There is a direct relationship between the operations of a Government of any country, and its functions to influence governance approaches that are binding on citizens, partnerships with other States, as well as national and international business arrangements.The foundation of such arrangements is enshrined in the Constitution of a State, as it informs the basis under which current and future behavioral norms of any Government is premised. Unconstitutionality in this realm is therefore intolerable!The consequences for breaches of these central Constitutional pillars will not only undermine the current relationships and existing obligations of the State, but will be dire for all futuristic arrangements as it informs a defining framework of untrustworthiness and uncertainty. Such an unpredictable environment feeds illegitimacy, and fuels circumstances under which only the few in Government can benefit.Under the globally accepted democratic formula to which Guyana is constitutionally committed, things have become glaringly abnormal. There is now significant apprehension nationally and internationally, given the surreptitious delaying signals from the fallen of the APNU/AFC Government in response to the passing of the historic No-Confidence Motion in the Nationally Assembly on December 21, 2018.Today, imminent personalities and prominent Organisations both nationally and internationally, are justifiably demanding the activation of the mechanism for the holding of General and Regional Elections within ninety days as instructed by the Guyana Constitution. The immediate resignation of the Cabinet prescribed by Section 106 of the Constitution implies and infers a meaning of immediate suspension of forward functionality by the Principals of this Government Organ. The President is also committed to resign his individual portfolio on the election of a President following elections held in the prescribed period.It is implicit that during this period, Ministers, Prime Minister as well as the persons who formed the Cabinet, would have lost their portfolio. We should refer to them by their respective names only! These rude, abusive and disrespectful persons must face the citizens at the ensuing polls and be held accountable for their activities that informed the loss of confidence by the majority of citizens.Amidst the high tension and the debacle of our citizens’ exposure to the significant incompetence of this APNU/AFC cabal, it is indeed very heartening to see that Guyanese are responding to this present political situation very sensibly.Observably, our people are demonstrating the will to charter their own destiny, and not leave it in the hands of a few self-aggrandising and uncaring individuals. Citizens are going about their daily lives with cool, and waiting for the constitutionally instructive period to change this trespassing APNU/AFC Government by March 19, 2019. Guyanese must not allow our country to have an unconstitutional Government and our citizens have issued the eviction notice.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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