Dasom’s 40 points lead Thailand in blowout of Myanmar

first_imgThe Thais brace for a tough fight against host team Gilas Pilipinas on Tuesday.Wana Aung carried Myanmar (0-3) with 10 points and six rebounds.The scores:THAILAND 102 – Dasom 40, Jaisanuk 15, Boonsern 13, Lodliang 10, Chanthachon 8, Ghogar 6, Sunthonsiri 5, Samerjai 3, P. Klahan 2.MYANMAR 35 – Wana 10, Sei 8, Thein H 6, Kaung 3, Aung PW 2, Wai 2, Thant 2, Tin 2, Aung MP 0, Thein TO 0, Zaya 0.ADVERTISEMENT Swing Out Sister back to PH this April China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead 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 READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Wuysang jumper lifts Indonesia past ThailandThailand came out playing with a purpose, running to a 14-0 start and extending its lead to as high as 67 en route to its third win against one defeat.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 groundNakom Jaisanuk had 15 markers, six boards, and four assists, while Naratip Boonsern had 13 in the win.Thailand coach Tim Lewis once again opted to sit out leading scorer Chitchai Ananti for the second time in the tournament, while also keeping bruiser Chanachon Klahan stapled on the bench. Gilas getting additional boost from Ultras Filipinas Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Quarters: 28-11, 47-19, 78-25, 102-35.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Wutipong Dasom. PBA IMAGESThailand vented its ire on Myanmar with a 102-35 shellacking Monday in the 2017 Seaba Championship at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Wutipong Dasom uncorked a tournament-best 40 points, outscoring the whole Burmese squad, while also hauling down 11 rebounds as the Thais bounced back from their sorry 60-59 loss to Indonesia on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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I am not crying for Ronaldo or Messi, I will build players- Marin

first_imgMarin admits he has a lot to do at the den to pick the club back to the top, but says he is confident the team can get back to posting positive results.“We will work with what we have. I am not crying (to the management) bring me Ronaldo and Messi. I am used to build players, and that is what we will do here. We already saw one new player (Mudde) and hopefully we can have a few others to improve the squad,” The Romanian told Capital Sport.,He added; “The players in the team have the quality, but still they can’t use it. We need to work, work work more. The big problem is that many players still don’t know how to move without the ball, this is the biggest problem but should be settled in practice, step by step.”But even as he bids to strengthen the squad and improve the quality he has, the tactician will be worried with the departure of two key players. Skipper Bernard Mang’oli and striker Mungai Kiongera will be leaving the club after the completion of their contracts.AFC Leopards head coach Dorian marin chats with midfielders Bernard Mang’oli and Mudde Musa after their Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaDespite Marin clearly stating he wants the midfielder to stay, it looks as though he played his last match in the blue and white of Ingwe on Saturday with a sojourn to Sofapaka looming.“We are talking to him and I have also had personal talk with him. But as a coach I give my opinion that I want him to remain; the rest is between him and the board. I cannot decide financial matters between them,” Marin noted.Sofapaka boss Elly Kalekwa has confirmed to Capital Sport the deal to bring Mang’oli back to the club is all but done and they are just waiting for his contract to officially end before they unveil him on a two-year deal.“He is our player more or less. We have already had personal agreements,” Kalekwa said.The struggling Ingwe find themselves placed 12th on the Kenyan Premier league standings with 16 points, 12 behind leaders Tusker FC and have a long road to walk if their pre-season plans of battling for their first league title in 19 years is to come by.Marian believes he is the messiah to finally deliver that much hungered title.Among the things he hopes to improve at the den is the club’s scoring rate.“We played three games in Tanzania and scored only one goal…. then plus today, those are four games, one goal…… impossible to win football this way. We need to improve our scoring because football is all about goals,” he added.Away from the league campaign, Leopards will shift their attention to the GOtv Shield this weekend when they play Nyanza based Dero FC.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Dorian Marin shouts instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League match against Mathare United on June 17, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 19 – New AFC Leopards boss Dorian Marin says he will not be crying to the club’s management for big signings, but will instead build his squad around the players he found available at the den upon his arrival two weeks ago.The Romanian coach began his tenure at the helm of the club by reaching the final of the Super Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania while his maiden Kenyan Premier League match last Saturday ended in a 0-0 draw with Mathare United.last_img read more

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IT ISN’T AN ACADEMY AWARD, BUT FOR MOVIE FANS, IT COULD BE THE NEXT BEST THING: A RED-CARPET BLEACHER SEAT ON OSCAR NIGHT.

first_imgWinners will receive a confirmation letter in early December. The 80th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled for Feb. 24. – City News Service 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Beginning Sept. 17, movie buffs and star-gazers can enter an online lottery conducted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a chance to win one of 300 available seats along the 500-foot-long red carpet in front of the Kodak Theatre. The lottery will be open for one week, with the winners being chosen at random at noon Sept. 24. Applicants can register for up to four seats, but only one form will be accepted per person or group. People whose names are selected will be notified in early October. They will then have to submit additional information for security purposes prior to final approval. last_img read more

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Pepe Reina tells David de Gea to stay at Manchester United

first_imgPepe Reina says David de Gea should be happy to play for Manchester United.De Gea has been in outstanding form the Red Devils in past seasons and has been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid in the summer.But former Liverpool number one Reina sees little reason why his fellow Spanish goalkeeper would want to leave Old Trafford for the Bernabeu.In an exclusive interview with the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the Bayern Munich ace said: “He is one of the top ‘keepers in Europe and this year he has been superb. Maybe Real Madrid are looking for a ‘keeper and De Gea is one of the names suggested, but I think he should be happy enough to play for Man United.”last_img

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Leicester ready to battle Arsenal and Tottenham for star striker Alvaro Morata

first_img1 Alvaro Morata in action for Juventus Leicester City have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the hunt for Juventus star Alvaro Morata.The Spaniard has been linked with a move away from the Italian champions this summer and clubs are on red alert.?Real Madrid have the option to buy the 23-year-old back from Juventus, while Arsenal have been chasing the striker for two years.However, according to Corriere dello Sport, Leicester are now considering an audacious move for Morata.The Foxes will be on the hunt for a striker in the summer with Andrej Kramaric expected to leave the club.Morata would previously have been out of Leicester’s reach, but the fact that the Midlands club can now offer Champions League football makes a deal more likely.last_img

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Developer’s funding ability at issue

first_imgSAN FERNANDO – At least two members of the City Council are raising questions about a developer’s ability to complete three proposed projects in downtown San Fernando after he failed to pay for environmental-review work. But developer Enrique Fainchtein said he will make the outstanding payment of $45,000 today. He is obligated to pay for most of the environmental impact report for the project. “Here’s the problem: We’re in the middle of an EIR … and the guy may end up sticking us with the bill if he doesn’t have the money here,” said Councilman Steve Veras, a longtime opponent of the project. The projects Fainchtein has drawn up for downtown San Fernando could bring hundreds of residents to the area, where he proposes nearly 200 condo units on city-owned parking lots within a four-block radius. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut the proposals have run into opposition from business owners who say they are not a good fit for the area. One project at Brand Boulevard and Celis Street would have 88 to 98 residential units and 7,500 to 16,000 square feet of retail space. Another project would put 87 residential units and 26,000 square feet of retail at Brand Boulevard and Truman Street. A third project would put a five-story parking structure with ground-floor retail at Truman Street and San Fernando Mission Boulevard. Veras said nearby business owners worry that the projects could take away too much parking, and the new parking structure could be too far from some businesses in the city’s outdoor mall. Juana Cuiriz, chief executive officer of the San Fernando Mall Association, said the area needs attractions such as a small bowling alley – not condos. She said there is little in the city for new residents to do. “These young couples – what are they going to do in San Fernando after they go home?” she said. “They’re going to go out of the city to look for that movie theater, for that restaurant.” City Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre said she is concerned about Fainchtein’s ability to finish what he starts. “There’s just a lot of issues with respect to this developer,” she said. The City Council is awaiting the results of the EIR, and it has not given the projects final approval. Fainchtein said he will have the financing in place to finish the projects, but said that when he made the proposals he did not expect to pay for an EIR. Fainchtein also said he will pay the taxes needed to reinstate his corporate license with the state for his company, Wilshire Ventures Corp. The license was suspended, but Fainchtein said it was because of an accounting problem.160Want 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

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Ceremony observes anniversary of crash

first_imgATWATER VILLAGE – Rita Tutino wasn’t sure she wanted to attend Thursday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary of the Metrolink crash in Glendale that killed 11 people, including her husband. She hadn’t visited the crash site before and didn’t want to be where her husband, James, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, took his last breath. But in the end, she decided to be there for her family members, who wanted to attend, and for the firefighters and volunteers who saved the lives of others’ loved ones on that tragic day. “It meant a lot to know that maybe mine wasn’t saved, but what awesome people,” she said of those Costco employees who rushed to the scene Jan. 26, 2005, to do what they could. “You know, in our lifetime we have doers and watchers, and thank God on that day these Costco people were doers.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Simi Valley woman was among dozens of grieving family members, survivors and police and fire officials who came together Thursday. The ceremony was held just yards away from where two Metrolink trains derailed a year ago in a chain-reaction crash allegedly caused by a man who parked his sport utility vehicle on the tracks. Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti called on the audience to continue supporting the victims’ families in the years ahead. Near the end of the ceremony, relatives of the victims released 11 doves from a box. The birds flew over the tracks and off toward the horizon. Several Costco workers were called onto the stage for recognition. In the pre-dawn darkness before the crash, the workers ran to the wreckage, pulled out survivors and used fire extinguishers to control the flames until firefighters arrived. One of those survivors was John Phipps. “When I awoke, it was eerily silent. I was trapped, alone and bleeding,” said Phipps, 45, who on the morning of the crash used his own blood to scrawl a brief note on a seat: “I (heart) my kids … I (heart) Leslie.” “I made my peace with God. I left a goodbye message for Leslie and my kids. And I cried. Because while I was feeling sorry for myself – asking, Why me, Lord? – I realized that whatever had happened that had left our train looking the way it did from the inside, there had to have been people who were not as lucky as I was. There were 11.” Paul Bennett, 45, of Simi Valley spoke of being treated like family by the Los Angeles Fire Department after the crash that took the life of his wife and “best friend.” Bennett’s wife, Julia, worked as a senior clerk-typist for the department, and her father and grandfather had both been firefighters there. “My life is like a black-and-white movie, and a lot of you put some color into it in this last year,” Bennett said. “And I want to thank you.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want 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

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Just waiting for the next Israel-Hezbollah war

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’– The Lebanese government still has no handle on Hezbollah, which continues to get support from Syria and Iran and boasts of a stockpile of at least 20,000 more rockets and missiles. And they don’t seem to want to grasp control over Hezbollah. This “see no evil, hear no evil” strategy has failed miserably before – namely, on July 12. – Only a third of the international peacekeepers promised for Lebanon’s southern region have actually been deployed. Those peacekeepers are, essentially, doing nothing as Nasrallah bloviates and prepares for the glory days ahead. “In most ways, therefore, UN Security Council Resolution 1701 of Aug. 14 is a dead letter,” writes terrorism and intelligence news site DEBKAfile. There is undoubtedly a grave plot behind the United Nations building in Turtle Bay where these lifeless resolutions end up – those appeasement efforts disguised as action, that dumb strategy disguised as diplomacy. The U.N., never geniuses at waging lasting peace, has spent so much energy making sure that Israel gets out of the Lebanese region – lands from which rockets were being fired at Israeli civilians – in an effort to please Arab states that they’ve never given too much thought to what was left behind. The rules of engagement for the United Nations Lebanon force are, basically, don’t engage. Not a shot is to be fired without the Lebanese government signing the permission slip. Imagine Hezbollah laughing with glee while moving stockpiles of weapons to strategic locations (which, considering its reprehensible behavior in the last session of fighting, is likely to include lots of civilian neighborhoods packed with children, good for sparking global outrage and harvesting support from retaliatory strikes). ISRAEL has officially finished moving out of Lebanon, leaving a simmering kettle and the United Nations in charge of the burner. Let’s assess the situation: – Israel Defense Forces soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev – abducted in a cross-border Hezbollah raid on July 12, thus sparking 34 days of war – are still missing. – Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, proving to be an adept party planner, is holding victory celebrations after Israel was driven out of southern Lebanon by a United Nations-brokered cease fire. And what’s left is the fertile breeding ground for the next, more violent conflict. How long will Fouad Siniora’s government last after the bombardment where he cried (literally) at Israel’s actions, but left the combative, extremist parties within his borders in a situation to become only stronger? What kind of neighbor will Lebanon become with an unabashedly pro-Hezbollah, anti-Western leadership structure? And hearts and minds of ordinary Lebanese were effectively brainwashed by the “party of God” despite the destruction that Hezbollah’s actions wreaked on their towns. “This is a great victory for the Lebanese in the south and for Hezbollah we will organize a great party,” one border villager said, as reported by the UAE’s Gulf News. And how can anyone dare threaten their new champion of jihad, the sheik himself? Arab media outlets have jumped all over Israeli Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer for saying Saturday that “We must liquidate Nasrallah at the first opportunity, because he is the embodiment of evil, not just for us but for Muslims and Christians too.” A statement destined to raise blood pressures at the United Nations, basically because it makes too much sense. Mark Regev, a spokesman for the foreign affairs ministry, told Agence France Presse that “no one should expect Israel to honor the agreement unilaterally if the other party to the agreement fails in their commitment.” That’s more than fair. But at that point would Israel then, too, bow to international pressure to forge an unenforceable “peace” agreement, leaving the region in even greater limbo than before? Rosh Hashanah is the new year and Yom Kippur is about making a new start, but the pullout of the last Israeli soldier will simply mean new war. When and just how deadly is uncertain, but unholy alliances across the border threaten Israel’s very survival – and round one went to them. Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want 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

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New DVDs rolling out in force

first_img“The launch is progressing but there is consumer confusion out there,” said Paramount’s Chris Saito, vice president of marketing. “The fourth quarter will be very telling in terms of which format will thrive.” Toshiba began shipping HD-DVD players to stores in April while Samsung began its shipments at the end of June. Both are capable of playing standard DVDs so people will not have to start over in building their collections. The two formats are not compatible with each other at this point. Hardware and software in both formats is available at such major retailers as WalMart, Best Buy, Circuit City and Amazon.com. As of last week, there were 74 movie titles available in HD-DVD and 53 titles in Blu-Ray. Both formats are expected to have more than 100 titles available by the end of the year. Most reviews on the two formats state that the picture and sound quality is about equal with the main difference being that Blu-Ray can hold up to 60 percent more data than its rival. “2006 has been a great year for high-definition displays and there’s a new opportunity to make some comparisons between DVD and HD-DVD,” said Don Eklund, Sony’s executive vice president of advanced technologies. “We’ve got a media now that can carry sound and a picture that exceeds even what people get in the movie theater. We’re giving the consumer a really powerful microscope to look at film quality.” Regardless of which format consumers choose, they showed last week that standard DVDs are still the rage despite flat sales when it comes to year-to-year comparisons. Last Tuesday marked the biggest fourth-quarter opening day in industry history with an estimated $80 million in consumer spending on 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “X-Men: The Last Stand” and the Platinum Edition of “The Little Mermaid” released by Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Sony upped the ante even more this week with its 50 GB Blu-ray format which, in addition to “Click,” is being used for upcoming Sony releases “Black Hawk Down” and “Talladega Nights.” Also using 50 GB will be 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on “Kingdom of Heaven” and Lionsgate’s on the thriller “The Descent.” “We’re going to include everything and the kitchen sink,” said Miguel Casillas, vice president of DVD production for Lionsgate. “We’ll give the consumer the option to explore as much as they want or as little.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818)713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We’re into the seventh month of the high-definition formats available in the marketplace but the fourth quarter is the time that really matters to both formats,” said Warner Home Video’s Steve Nickerson, senior vice president of market management. “We as an industry need a new format to grow our business.” With the studios releasing many of their summer blockbusters during the last three months of then year, the fourth quarter is always the DVD industry’s most lucrative period. The movie industry’s challenge is to come up with appealing packaged entertainment so that people with high-definition capable plasma or LCD television sets won’t start looking elsewhere – downloading for example – for product. The discs are designed to take full advantage of the greater picture and sound clarity on the new televisions. “The bigger these monitors get, the more you get to see the difference between DVD and HD,” said Matt Kennedy whose IK Studios produces such things as menus and other features included on DVSs. “It’s even bigger than the difference between VHS and DVD. That’s starting to sink in and people are starting to understand the difference.” But the industry famously continues to largely be split into two camps on the software front: Blu-ray disc and HD-DVD. Some studios, like Paramount, are putting out high-definition releases in both formats. The Adam Sandler comedy “Click,” about a man who uses a universal remote control to solve his problems, is hitting stores today with a technological bang: it’s available both on regular DVD as well as on high-definition Blu-ray disc and is the first new release available in a dual-layer disc with unprecedented interactivity. Welcome to the starting line of the next-generation DVD technology, which is shifting into high gear over the next three months. With at least 25 million U.S. households expected to have high-definition television by the end of this year, the major studios are releasing more movies in high definition on the same day they are released in standard DVD format. The two competing formats, Blu-ray and HD-DVD, began quietly rolling out library titles earlier this year but now several, including “Mission Impossible III,” “Nacho Libre” “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” “Monster House” and “World Trade Center” will also debut on regular DVD and high-definition DVD on the same day in the coming weeks. last_img read more

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Sales lower than expected

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see NEW YORK – Retail sales surged in the last days before Christmas but not as much as expected, two reports confirmed Wednesday, putting more pressure on stores to get shoppers to open their wallets in the final days of December. According to the International Council of Shopping Centers, same-store sales rose 2 percent for the week ended Saturday compared with the previous week. Same-store sales rose 1.7 percent compared with the year-ago period. Same-store sales are sales at stores open at least a year and are considered the industry standard for measuring a retailer’s health. Based on results so far, Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, now believes that same-store sales growth will be at the low end of his already reduced range of 2.5 percent to 3 percent for the November-December period. He noted that the 2006 holiday season has been hard to read, with a number of factors affecting sales. They range from mild weather that dampened sales of winter items like heavy coats and gloves to a quirk in the calendar – a full weekend before Christmas Day, he said. But Niemira said he is counting on the throngs of shoppers who are returning to stores this week to redeem their gift cards to help salvage the season. 160Want 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

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