Gumabao severs ties with Pocari

first_imgIn F2, she could be reunited with Lady Archers teammates Aby Maraño and Cha Cruz along with coach Ramil de Jesus.Pocari has signed up Gyzelle Sy, Melissa Gohing, Desiree Dadang and Fille Cayetano after inking a P4.6 million deal to retain Myla Pablo.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH Ladies Open: Del Rosario heads local challenge ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books LATEST STORIES Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint 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 MOST READcenter_img View comments 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Michelle Gumabao of Pocari Sweat receives her citation and trophy after she is named Most Valuable Player for the Shakey’s V-League tilt in November 2016. TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.netMichele Gumabao, a certified crowd-drawer and vital cog in Pocari Sweat’s back-to-back championships in the Shakey’s V-League, is reportedly keen on a new team—if not a new league.The comely open spiker, who helped La Salle in its UAAP title run—three titles in four seasons—several years back, has refused to sign a renewal deal with the Lady Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Gumabao, also an assistant coach of Adamson in the UAAP, is reportedly being pursued by F2 Logistics and Petron for the coming Philippine Superliga season.Sources said Gumabao had differences with team officials despite providing leadership to Pocari, which won the SVL Open and Reinforced Conferences, the latter at the expense of Bureau of Customs led by superstar Alyssa Valdez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSources said she’s looking for a team “that will bring out the best in her.”A stint with either the Cargo Movers or the Tri-Activ Spikers would bring her back to the PSL where she saw action for several teams like Philips Gold, Generika, AirAsia and PCSO. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’last_img read more

Learning from…

first_img…the corrupt BritsThe British High Commissioner was right up front with Clive Thomas in one of the silliest stunts in decades by a governmental entity: its corruption walk. After Thomas revealed his agency’s mandate is to go after State assets both locally and abroad, but he’d decided to start with the overseas cases, it made the march even sillier. Which foreign jurisdiction will even notice?But the British have been up front not only on the march but also on the investigative end – albeit for SOCU, having lent them the Irish ex-Cop Sittlington. So, are we to assume they’ve sewn up the loose ends with the foreign banks where pilfered loot from Guyana has been supposedly secreted? This we’d like to see…cause they’ve certainly haven’t done squat about tightening up those banks with their own funds.Take HSBC…the biggest bank in Britain. Back in 2012, it was fined a record US$1.9 billion for processing cash for Mexican drug lords and terrorists. Now if the FINE is US$1.9 billion, but can you imagine how much was processed?? No you can’t!! That’ll be hundreds of billions…and we just can’t get our Lilliputian minds around such sums. (Maybe this was why Trotman only asked for US$15 million??!) And imagine at the time HSBC was run by a former Minister of the British Government – and a minister of the Anglican Church to boot!!Now don’t think the HSBC incident is an isolated one. The banks and commercial houses of the City of London launder fully 24 per cent of all the off-shore havens across the world!! And it’s no wonder HSBC didn’t even blink after their US$1.9 billion fine….they’ve just been fingered in the money trail of the Gupta’s corrupt practices in South Africa that brought down Zuma.Dear reader…by now you’re probably scratching your head and asking how come Britain isn’t higher up on that list from TI about being the most corruption jurisdiction on the planet. The simple answer is its countries like Britain that make the rules about what practices are corrupt and what is not. And who should be prosecuted for corruption and who should not. Did you think anyone from HSBC went to jail?? Think again.And think of the folks at the big British banks that rigged the globally-used LIBOR interest rates and cost the system some US$88 billion. Nobody was even charged!! The point of it all is that jurisdictions like us are made the SCAPEGOATS for carrying away the sins of the big financial sinners like Britain. And that’s why the British HC is so visible. His country is doing soooo much to stop corruption! Here!!Our misdemeanour-like violations go on TI’s roster but their felonious ones don’t even get mentioned!!…the manClive Thomas is a strange man. Here’s a fella who had so pontificated 50 years ago – when he was in the ivory tower of academia – about sugar that he named his black power group “Ratoon”. And yet he closed down the sugar industry in three years. Even the sugar cane gets at least five ratoons!! But then old people say “moutar different from guitar!!”He also played a lot of “moutar” about how banks of the capitalist North had us in a “dependency” headlock that was literally strangling away our lifeblood. And the only answer for our survival was to cut all links to the North and create new ones among us starving guts in the “South”. And here he is being advised by “the man” on how to work with those same northern banks to stop local nickel-and-dime corruption while they still get away with the rape of the third world!!For what shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?last_img read more

Hindus challenged

first_imgDear Editor,The festival of Holi is over and Hindus seemed to be quite happy that many non-Hindus participated in the celebrations. Others opined that it was just another religious event that was being overshadowed by alcohol and Bollywood-type entertainment. What Hindus ought to share with all mankind is the universal knowledge that is the very foundation of their culture.Our Indo-Guyanese ancestors were the first East Indians to inhabit any country in the Western Hemisphere when the first ships landed in British Guiana in 1838.However, a quick comparison with the vibrancy of Hinduism in neighbouring Trinidad and Suriname would show that Hindus of Guyana have a lot of catching up to do. Indentured servants may not have brought many books when they first came aboard ships, but there is no reason why the oral method of sharing knowledge should limit the methods of learning today. In 1939, devotees at Windsor Forest imagined that the Vedas was so large that they took a painted donkey cart to pick up the book at the train station. They must have been shocked when Professor Bhaskaranand appeared holding the book in one hand.Every year, current and past Presidents attend graduation ceremonies at Saraswati Vidya Niketan at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and praise the success of this Hindu learning institution, its principal and its teachers, yet Hindus seem unwilling to duplicate this success. Organisations in Guyana and even in NORTH AMERICA seem unable to meet the challenge to operate a private school. While some are in the initial stages they all appear to be struggling generally because parents themselves seem not to appreciate the value of cultural education. While we wait for more classrooms, the temples can encourage more Hindus to read about Hinduism. The Vedic civilisation produced the first books, the Vedas, the first universities and some of the greatest minds in the world yet one would have to look with a microscope to find a library or books in many temples. Not songs, not a CD or a DVD that limits the imagination, but a book that can be read over and over anywhere without the need for electricity or a battery. Many will finance a yagna or sponsor a murti, but few are willing to finance written knowledge even when devotees worship Mother Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. If the temples do not wish to participate, this does not prevent the enlightened devotee from taking the lead at their private functions at home or elsewhere.Vedic scholars have produced masterpieces in literature, philosophy, science, history and every other field of study. These include writings of Nobel Prize winner Rabindranauth Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Dayananda, Rajagopalachari. In every home, there should be a copy of the Ramayan and the Bhagavad Gita. The latter was described by Gandhi as a book of Universal Ethics and by Vivekananda as a bouquet of the beautiful flowers of the spiritual truths collected from the Vedas and the Upanishads.Once it is realised that these are the best gifts for family and friends, the demand would quickly lead to the establishment of specialised book stores, libraries and hopefully more private Hindu schools open to everyone wishing to find answers to mankind’s enduring questions; answers that are still relevant to modern technological societies.Sincerely,Tamnarine SahadeoBrampton, Canadalast_img read more

Santa Clarita taking aim at crowding woes

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – City officials on Tuesday said they will continue working with the health department, law enforcement and firefighters to reduce risks to the community posed by overcrowding in residential neighborhoods. Saying state laws make it hard to crack down on landlords who allow several families to cram into a single apartment, Santa Clarita council members said they are seeking other ways to control the problem. They called a task force meeting Tuesday to address the issue, inviting the Sheriff’s Department and health officials. State and county laws determine how many people can live under one roof. But enforcing the limits is nearly impossible because people can leave before a check of the premises, said sheriff’s and health department officials. “I’m not aware of any time we’ve been able to go in and make a … solid case against anyone,” said Richard Wagner, an official with the Los Angeles County Health Department. Unable to take landlords on directly, the various agencies have turned to stiffer code enforcement for excessive trash, cars parked on lawns, illegal garage conversions and room additions. Violators are cited for breaking laws that govern health, safety and zoning. Even Santa Clarita Councilman Bob Kellar, who initiated the task force and railed against the practice of families crowding into small residences “living like animals,” said the city is making significant progress through code enforcement efforts. The city holds property owners responsible for violations. They hope mounting fines will convince lax landlords to throw out tenants who seek boarders to help them pay the rent. The greatest concentration of blight and overcrowding occurs in older parts of Newhall and Canyon Country, officials said. Santa Clarita code enforcers in 2006 handled 1,726 complaints; roughly one-third resulted from poor maintenance and about 8 percent involved illegal garage conversions. Increased code enforcement citywide has halved the number of illegal garage conversions. Councilman Frank Ferry asked if residents could pass a referendum creating a version of a homeowners association citywide. City Attorney Joe Montes said no such measure could be passed retroactively, and if the city wants to adopt more restrictive occupancy standards, they must be enacted through state legislation. Kellar, a former Los Angeles police officer, said deputies should inform city and county agencies when they spot violations stemming from overcrowding. (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Home is where the heart is – Ronald Koeman delighted with Everton home form

first_imgEverton manager Ronald Koeman is delighted his players have learned to love Goodison Park again as the old ground has regained its fortress reputation.Last season they lost eight times at home, winning just six matches and claiming 23 points, with an increasingly toxic atmosphere in the final few weeks of Roberto Martinez’s reign impacting performances on the pitch.However, since Koeman took over in the summer he has enjoyed an extended honeymoon period as home fans have been rewarded with some impressive performances.At home the Dutchman’s more pragmatic, direct approach has already garnered 31 points from a possible 42 and they have lost just once there in the league in the last 12 months – against Liverpool in December.In front of their own fans Everton have scored 30 league goals in 14 matches and conceded just 10, bettered only by runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea, second-placed Tottenham and on a par with Manchester United.It seems rather fitting then that the club have a community-based initiative this season called ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, with their under-23 side trying to raise £230,000 to fund and develop a supported living initiative for young people in Liverpool.“If you are afraid to play at home that is the worst thing you can have as a football player,” said Koeman.“But at home we are producing really good performances and clean sheets and I think it is important.“The results, they have brought confidence to the team and the fans have confidence in the team.“It is difficult to always keep that momentum at home but we’d like to do it.”Relegation-threatened Hull, who have won just five points on the road all season, visit on Saturday and Koeman has warned them to expect a tough time having confidently dispatched West Brom at Goodison last weekend.“We would like to continue the momentum. The team is strong and really playing well,” the Toffees boss added.“We know every Premier League game is difficult and what happened last week doesn’t count any more.“We are the big favourites at home and the pressure is on Everton this weekend, but it is always dangerous because they fight against relegation and they need points.“If we keep our concentration in games it is difficult to beat Everton – but it is even more difficult to beat Everton at Goodison Park.”Koeman will start striker Romelu Lukaku, the Premier League’s joint top scorer with 19 goals, despite the Belgium international’s outspoken comments about the club and revelation he will not sign the new contract on offer which would make him the highest-paid player in the club’s history.The manager was upset by the 23-year-old’s words but insists he has not noticed a difference in his attitude in training.“If any player is not interested in Everton then he will not start. If he shows his commitment to the team, the club and the fans (then) even not signing a new contract is no problem for myself,” Koeman said. 1 Ronald Koeman is delighted with his home comforts last_img read more

American Idol’s McPhee is injured

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles The 22-year-old singer missed the first few weeks of the tour because her doctor told her not to sing. She joined the tour in Washington on Friday. McPhee, known for her sultry looks and her cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” lost the most recent round of the Fox talent competition to Taylor Hicks. Katharine McPhee, who joined the “American Idols Live” tour last week after a bout of bronchitis and laryngitis, has fractured her left foot. The “American Idol” runner-up tripped backstage before a performance Tuesday night in Charlotte, N.C., said Roger Widynowski, a representative for McPhee’s record label, RCA. However, McPhee was able to take the stage wearing “slipper-sandals” to sing two songs. She went to a hospital after the performance, and X-rays showed a hairline fracture in her left foot, Widynowski told The Associated Press on Thursday. Widynowski said McPhee is in “good” condition and will stay on the tour. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Oh no! Eva says she’s through with TV

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips The third season of “Desperate Housewives” begins Sept. 24. Eva Longoria says she’s done with television after “Desperate Housewives” ends. The 31-year-old actress said she loves the medium of television and the routine it provides, but that “Housewives” will be her last series. “I would never leave `Desperate Housewives,”’ Longoria told The Associated Press. “I love doing both (TV and film), but I would never do another TV show after `Desperate Housewives.’ No.” Longoria, who plays saucy Gabrielle Solis on the ABC dramedy, can next be seen on the big screen in “How I Met My Boyfriend’s Dead Fiancee,” due in 2007. She made her mainstream movie debut opposite Michael Douglas in “The Sentinel” earlier this year. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

‘Kante has posters of him plastered on his bedroom walls’ – Spurs ace hailed

first_imgWho will play Mousa Sissoko when his turnaround story hits Hollywood?— Jason (@ryantegan) March 5, 2019 huge blow Kante has posters of Moussa Sissoko plastered all over his bedroom walls.— Hotspur Edition (@HotspurEdition) March 5, 2019 Whatever Sissoko does from now on, and he is sometimes very frustrating, that one lovely cushioned pass through to Harry for the goal has wiped away all the rants that I have aimed at him over the last two seasons . What a pass , what a goal . #COYS— andrew kidney (@andyroo33) March 6, 2019 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ MONEY Moussa Sissoko celebrates Tottenham’s winners against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Something has changed though and Sissoko is a player transformed.For some Lilywhites fans the central midfielder is in with a shot for the club’s Player of the Season award thanks to his barnstorming displays in the centre of the pitch alongside Harry Winks.It’s been truly remarkable and his pass to Harry Kane on Tuesday night, swift and devastating, helped give Tottenham their 1-0 win, which contributed to a 4-0 aggregate triumph over Borussia Dortmund.Spurs fans on social media went all out to laud their new hero, and you can see what they said on Twitter below. no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLA SISSOKO PANCAKE. Our fans have the best meme game I swear.— Ciaran (@CiaransTweets) March 5, 2019 RANKED We may only be at the start of March, however Moussa Sissoko truly deserves to win the ‘Player Of The Season’ award at Tottenham Hotspur come the end of the season.The way he’s transformed his career at Spurs is just simply remarkable and a lesson to never give up.#THFC #COYS— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) March 5, 2019 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Sissoko heatmap for tonight. #COYS— Tottenham Funnies (@SpursFunnies) March 5, 2019 REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img REVEALED Moussa Sissoko ran 11.31km vs. Borussia Dortmund, more than any other player in tonight’s game.— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) March 5, 2019 Qualification : DONE 🔥✅ #UCL #COYS #MS17— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) March 5, 2019 REVEALED shining 1 “Moussa Sissoko’s pinpoint through ball eases Spurs into the Champions League quarter finals” is my favourite harbinger of the apocalypse.— RIP Cheese Room 2017-2019 (@bankruptspurs) March 5, 2019 Great bit of transfer business Spurs did close season, selling the useless, moronic, headless chicken Moussa Sissoko and replacing him with the dynamic, pacy, intelligent Moussa Sissoko. When you need to improve, you’ve just got to ditch the idiots and just SPEND 💰💰💰 #COYS— AndyPidge (@PidgeAndy) March 5, 2019 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF Kind of love sissoko a little bit now 🥰— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) March 5, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur fans wouldn’t have believed you at the start of the season had you told them a Moussa Sissoko assist would see them into the Champions League quarter-finals.The Frenchman looked set to trudge through a third disappointing season with Spurs following a flop £30million move from Newcastle United. Another top performance from Moussa Sissoko tonight. He’s been immense this season. Does everything you’d need him to do. One of our players of the season – no doubt.— Noz Ahmed (@NozAhmed) March 5, 2019 Sissoko’s turnaround is actually astonishing. Never expected him to become an important member of the team.— TottenhamTalk (@Tottenham__Talk) March 5, 2019 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Well played Moussa, you was an absolute beast in the centre of the midfield.Despite the outstanding individual performances we have seen this season from Jan and Sonny, honestly think you deserve to win our ‘Player Of The Season’ for the way you have turned your career around.— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) March 5, 2019 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Full credit to Moussa Sissoko because he has gone from being not much better than a Sunday league player too being one of the first people on the team sheet. Show’s that hard work definitely pays off and he has my full respect for that 👏👏 #THFC #COYS #TottenhamHotspur— Adam (@Lilywhites40) March 6, 2019last_img read more

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ‘desperate’ to sign Lyon wonderkid – reports

first_img LATEST TRANSFER NEWS IN DEMAND LATEST Houssem Aouar battles with Lionel Messi in the Champions League After chasing Nabil Fekir from the French side last summer, it appears as though the German has turned his attention to the 20-year-old instead.According to Le10 Sport, Klopp is desperate to bring the France Under-21 international to Anfield in the summer.However, such is his undoubted talent, Lyon are reportedly reluctant to sell.With captain Fekir’s deal at the Groupama Stadium expiring in 2020 and Tanguy Ndombele also attracting serious attention, the French side are resigned to losing two of their star men in the not-too distant future. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets 2 Getty Therefore, losing Aouar is seen as critical and a huge bid would be needed to prise the midfielder away.The Reds are on the hunt for a remarkable double this season with the Champions League and Premier League well within their grasp.But with James Milner, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson struggling in midfield at times this season, a lucrative move for Aouar could well be on the cards. REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The midfielder is a France Under-21 international 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Jurgen Klopp is preparing a huge bid to lure Houssem Aouar to the Premier League next season. according to reports.The Lyon midfielder has impressed the Liverpool boss with his performances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.last_img read more

Robinson questions lack of furore around Newell injury

first_img“We just get on with things. We don’t shout and scream about things.“They boy has had a bad injury. I’m not saying there was any intent at all, it’s one of those where there is a collision.“He’s been very unlucky, a wee bit naive maybe that he doesn’t protect himself a bit more.”With Newell sidelined and on-loan Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci ineligible against his parent club, Robinson has limited options up front for the cup final.Ciftci is also out of this weekend’s trip to Ross County with an ankle knock, while Bowman is struggling for fitness.As a result, Robinson says Curtis Main won’t be afforded the luxury of a rest ahead of the May 19 clash with Brendan Rodgers’ side.“I wish I had the choice,” Robinson said. “At this moment Curtis is probably our only fit striker.“But players don’t want to miss games, they are desperate to play and desperate to go into the final in good form and with momentum. You rest players for two weeks and they don’t feel sharp in their minds.“It’s a fine balancing act but I don’t have resources to rest players.” Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has questioned the lack of furore over the incident which saw George Newell suffer a broken cheekbone.Steelmen attacker Newell’s season is over after he was caught by Kari Arnason’s flailing arm in an aerial challenge with the Aberdeen defender during the Fir Park side’s 3-0 William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final win.Ryan Bowman was widely criticised earlier in the season after he left Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso with a broken nose as the duo fought for possession during Motherwell’s League Cup semi-final over the Light Blues.Robinson believes the subdued reaction to Arnason’s challenge this time around confirms that his charges receive harsher treatment than their rivals. Robinson said: “He has had an incredibly bad run of luck with injuries, freak injuries that really can’t be helped.“We don’t go shouting and moaning about things in the press but it’s a bad injury for the boy. He’ll come back stronger and hopefully his luck will start to change.”Robinson added: “We’re a club that get on with it. Had it been us, I’m sure it would have been plastered all over the place.“But that’s what you have to contend with.last_img read more