Chris Tiu on ‘hardest hit on the face’: ‘There could have been worse complications’

first_imgCapitals’ suffocating pressure is frustrating Golden Knights Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tiu said there should have been “concussion protocol” where he shouldn’t have been allowed back to the court after he was clocked.He had been advised to seek medical attention at a hospital but only had himself checked by trainers and continued with the game.“I guess this is a lesson for myself, the league and for other athletes,” he said.Rain or Shine went on to win 96-90 that Sunday. White said he had attempted to apologize to Tiu and that it wasn’t deliberate. JBRELATED STORIES:Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting punched by Pacquiao’PBA: Rain or Shine keeps top spot, trips Magnolia in OTChris Tiu: Lessons off the bench Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Chris Tiu. Image: INQUIRER.net/Tristan TamayoChris Tiu of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters took to Instagram to reflect on his recovery after taking an elbow to the face from GlobalPort import Malcolm White.Tiu shared on his Instagram page a picture from May 20 — the night he got hit, his lips visibly swollen and scarred from the injury — and seven days after surgery, another photo showing his face healing and nearly back to normal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “It was the hardest hit on the face I’ve ever experienced causing a 1 second blackout,” he said of the 6-foot-9 cager’s blow. In an interview with INQUIRER.net after the incident, he said the hit was “clearly intentional” and that “it was like getting punched by [Manny] Pacquiao.”“My doctor, who is a plastic surgeon, said that my tooth ripped through my lip muscle so deep that only the skin was left,” he explained. “There could have been worse complications with the brain and face.”He credited his doctor, Gerald Sy for stitching him up “with minimal pain during and after.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationslast_img read more


Nowitzki officially signed for record 21st season with Mavs

first_imgDallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates sinking a 3-point basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Dallas, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki is officially signed for a record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks.The Mavericks announced Monday that they had re-signed the 13-time All-Star. That was their plan when they declined a team option on Nowitzki’s contract at the start of free agency to create more room under the salary cap before signing DeAndre Jordan.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES MOST READ Resilient F1 champion Lewis Hamilton revels in adversity Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nowitzki, a former NBA MVP who turned 40 last month, is set to become the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same franchise. The 7-foot German is one of six players overall, and the only international player, with more than 30,000 career points.His $5 million contract is the same amount he would have been guaranteed for 2018-19 for the second season of a two-year deal signed last summer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go?last_img read more


Chris Sale’s shouts rally Red Sox to brink of title

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Boston had just fallen behind by four runs in the sixth inning Saturday night, nine outs from finding itself tied 2-2 in a World Series that seemed to be a runaway just 27 hours earlier. The Red Sox had managed just one hit in six innings.“We felt that we had no energy, actually none whatsoever,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “It had to do with Rich Hill, the way he was throwing the ball.”Sale did not respond with reassuring words like the ones delivered by David Ortiz in his dugout huddle in St. Louis after the fifth inning of Game 4 five years ago.This was more like Justin Verlander’s motivational message to the Houston Astros when he popped up the stairs in the very same dugout during Game 2 last October.“Chris Sale in his leadership kind of in the middle of the game said, ‘Hey, we got to get it going,’ and the guys responded,” hitting coach Tim Hyers would later explain. “We capitalized and struck quick and struck often at the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Boston rallied on Mitch Moreland’s three-run homer off Ryan Madson in the seventh and Steve Pearce’s solo shot against Kenley Jansen tied the score in the eighth, both homers coming from pinch hitters.Brock Holt doubled with one out in the ninth and scored on Devers’ pinch single off Dylan Floro, Pearce hit a three-run double against Kenta Maeda and Xander Bogaerts’ RBI single built a five-run advantage. With a 9-6 victory, the Red Sox grabbed a 3-1 Series lead and kept rolling toward their fourth title in 15 seasons.“I was down the tunnel and I heard someone yelling,” Holt later recalled.Holt turned to Mookie Betts and asked: “Who’s yelling up there?”“He said, ‘Sale.’ Oh, my God. He was mad at us,” Holt said. “I think that kind of lit a fire under everybody. We didn’t want to see him mad anymore. So we decided to start swinging the bats a little bit.”Sale had been announced as Boston’s starter against Clayton Kershaw on Sunday, but Red Sox manager Alex Cora announced after the game he was switching to David Price and saving Sale for a possible sixth game at Fenway Park on Tuesday.Game 4 seemed like a test Boston had never had to face.A 17-2 start meant the Red Sox could coast to the playoffs en route to a team-record 108 wins.Other than an opening loss to Houston in the AL Championship Series that seemed like a bump, the Red Sox have approached another title like a marathoner pacing along the course, noting mile markers and counting down to the finish line.Time to map the parade route. MOST READ Design a 2018 ring to dazzle.After two nights of Fenway fun, the flight west seemed like the final stretch toward the inevitable.Then came an epic 18-inning stumble that left the pitchers’ arms frayed, bodies and minds exhausted. J.D. Martinez called it like getting “punched right in the face” but said players marveled at the experience.“That was pretty sick,” he said. “Everyone was like, dude, this is crazy.”Then came a run-scoring throwing error by catcher Christian Vazquez and Yasiel Puig’s three-run homer against Eduardo Rodriguez in a four-run sixth inning Saturday that seemed like a crusher.Sale was not going to let the Red Sox lose quietly.“Guys, dig a little deeper. Let’s keep moving forward. We’re a good team. Let’s not just roll over,” Hyers said was the message. “Chris Sale is a leader, and Chris Sale did it the way Chris Sale knows how to get the team moving. And so we have to give him a lot of credit. And it was that perfect timing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Boston Red Sox’s Chris Sale answers questions for the World Series baseball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Boston.The Red Sox play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)LOS ANGELES — Chris Sale stood in the back of the dugout as the World Series was slipping away and started screaming.“He’s got two pitches!” the Boston Red Sox ace hollered to his left among a stream of profanities, referring to Los Angeles Dodgers starter Rich Hill.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ginebra reclaims top spot, fends off Magnolia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Then he shouted to his right.And then straight ahead, pointing with his pitching hand and extending his ring and middle fingers for emphasis.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 ChrissSale stepped down, kept on shrieking and raised his right hand, his head bobbing up and down and a fire in his eyes like a Shakespearean king exhorting troops into battle.“It scared me a little bit,” Rafael Devers said through a translator, “because I had never seen him yell like that, and the words that he was saying, I had never heard that come from him before. But, you know, we came out sluggish and that moment helped us get motivated for the rest of the game.” View commentslast_img read more


June kickoff for qualifiers to 2022 World Cup of 32 or 48 teams

first_imgJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris holds the trophy aloft after the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. France won the final 4-2. FIFA says its committee for organizing competitions confirms the Asian Football Confederation will kick off the global program. This gives FIFA until early-June to decide on organizing a 32-team World Cup hosted by Qatar, or a 48-team event spreading games around the Middle East. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)ZURICH — Qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup will begin in Asia in June, though political tensions between Qatar and its neighbors means FIFA’s push to expand the tournament is still uncertain.FIFA’s committee for organizing competitions confirmed on Monday the Asian Football Confederation will kick off the global program. Details from other continents “will follow in due course.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief MOST READ FIFA’s decision making runs through its ruling council meeting next week in Miami, and again in Paris days before the June 5 congress of 211 member federations.FIFA members could favor giving themselves 16 more qualifying slots regardless of diplomatic tensions caused by an ongoing boycott of Qatar by regional rivals.Pressure on Qatar has been led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. If Qatar eventually agrees to share hosting, Kuwait and Oman are thought more acceptable options.A June kickoff for qualifying leaves up to three years to complete a program that typically runs to more than 800 games.Qualifying for the 2018 World Cup took 2 1/2 years, from a preliminary game in March 2015 between East Timor and Mongolia through a November 2017 playoff involving Peru and New Zealand.ADVERTISEMENT PBA D-League: Letran banks on big men to thump AMA Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments This gives FIFA until early June to decide on organizing a 32-team World Cup hosted by Qatar, or a 48-team event which would need to spread games around the Middle East.FIFA President Gianni Infantino has persistently pushed for an expanded World Cup, despite a limit of 28 days to play the tournament from Nov. 21-Dec. 18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHowever, Qatar seems unlikely to agree on giving up some of the hosting rights it won in 2010.Qatar is building just eight stadiums for a 64-game tournament while 12 is the ideal number for 48 teams playing 80 games. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more


GPL currently replacing faulty meters

first_imgThe Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) is currently conducting a programme to remove faulty meters.Metering Manager of the Loss Reduction Department, Wayne Watson told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the utility company began an investigation in November last year, to sort and replace faulty meters after it was discovered that there was a large number of straight feed prepaid and postpaid customers.Metering Manager of the Loss Reduction Department, Wayne WatsonHe said that teams were currently working on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) corridor from Timehri to Houston replacing these faulty meters. The exercise is expected to move to the East Coast Demerara (ECD) corridor within the next few weeks.Watson noted that GPL is fully equipped with the necessary tools to replace the faulty meters. He explained the main issue with the “straight feed meters were the fact that persons are extending their houses either in size or internally upgrading along with the extension.” Watson said initially when persons apply for the service, they receive 30 amps; however, with additions to their homes such as water pumps and air conditioning units, their load base has now increased.Watson said these additions were often made without proper consultation with the Government Inspectorate Office. He recommended that persons visit any GPL office to determine if they should increase their amps. Watson also advised that GPL clients relay their issues to the power company “rather than having an unauthorised person attempt to address a problem they are not fully acquainted with.”last_img read more


Trust deficit in Guyana

first_imgIt is not hard to discern that trust is a commodity in very short supply in Guyana today. Take, for instance, the reactions to the revelation that there were actually two letters sent by President David Granger to the Chairman of GECOM, James Patterson. The latter’s claim that there is nothing untoward in the second letter, and it does not contradict the first, was supported by the PNC Commissioners.But while this is arguable, the “trust antenna” of the PPP members on the Commission had to have been raised, since they had to actually request the second letter be produced, after having been alerted to its existence by the Leader of the Opposition. It was brought to his notice after it was uploaded to the Ministry of the Presidency’s website, and he declared that there had to be some “fraud” in the making. What exacerbated the PPP’s suspicions on the import of the second letter was that it was used by the PNC Commissioners to then argue for house-to-house registration, which had been the PNC-led coalition’s position all along.The reaction of mistrust by the Opposition Leader and the PPP GECOM Commissioners has to be viewed against the background of the strenuous efforts of the PNC-led Government to hold off the holding of elections as long as possible. Because of the shift in the Government’s initial acceptance that the successful NCM constitutionally mandated elections three months from Dec 21, 2018, the posture of cynicism appears to be in danger of becoming ingrained in our national psyche.This eventuality does not bode well for the development of a more secure and harmonious society, which all Guyanese so strongly desire, and which is materially within our grasp with first oil in sight. It also does not bode well for the development of democratic governance in Guyana, which had been slowly reinstated by the PPP after democracy was restored in 1992, following 28 years of rigged elections by the PNC.Trust, after all, is the cement that holds together any agglomeration of humanity. The very notion of “social” implies a recognition of predictability in the actions of people that has to be undergirded by trust. Absent this crucial element, we revert to the law of the jungle. The Swedish-born philosopher and ethicist Sissela Bok wrote, “Trust is a social good to be protected just as much as the air we breathe or the water we drink. When it is damaged, the community as a whole suffers; and when it is destroyed, societies falter and collapse.”As far as the life of nations go, ours is still in its infancy. But surely the PNC-led Government must recognise that, as a people, it is not only the interests, but the fates of all Guyanese that are interwoven and intertwined. Whatever we may value – be it material, cultural or spiritual goods – we inevitably have to fall back on others to secure it, or at least not to frustrate its acquisition. And this is where trust comes into the picture.This is not to acknowledge that there is a certain element of risk in the matter of trust, which has been defined as “the willingness to act on the basis of the words, actions, and decisions of another.” But the PPP would be foolish to ignore the tendency of the PNC-led Government to make the most outrageous false claims – for instance, that 33 is not the majority in 65 seats — and trust their motives. As a result, rather than give them the “benefit of the doubt” – which is all that is required in the realm of trust in the public arena – the PPP have to assume the worst and take pre-emptive, “defensive” steps.Guyana is at a most critical juncture in our history, where at long last we have the opportunity to realise our potential. We have to develop shared values and goals, but this is possible only if we first allow trust to grow.last_img read more


France suspends referee who kicked player

first_imgChapron then showed the player a second yellow card.The FFF’s technical committee of referees said Chapron had been “withdrawn… until further notice” and would be called to appear before the French league’s disciplinary commission.The sanction means he has been taken off refereeing duties for Wednesday’s Ligue 1 game between Angers and Troyes.The FFF statement added that 45-year-old Chapron had reviewed video footage of the incident and “noted that his fall had been caused accidentally.”Footage of the incident quickly went viral across the world.Chapron and Diego Carlos were racing to catch up with a breakaway by PSG’s Kylian Mbappe as the game, which the visitors won 1-0, moved into stoppage time at the Stade de la Beaujoire.The referee appeared to cut across the Brazilian defender, sending both to the floor.As he got up, Chapron kicked the player, catching him on his right foot. He then started to walk away before turning around and brandishing a second yellow card. He also awarded PSG a free-kick.“He told me that he had never wanted to kick the player and that he had felt himself pushed in the back,” said Nantes president Waldemar Kita after talking to Chapron.“It’s a joke. I got 20 text messages from across the world telling me this referee is a joke,” Kita told French TV.Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for the referee to be given a lengthy ban.“He says he slipped, but I know he kicked him,” Rongier told Canal+.“I know it’s very difficult to referee but you have to question them from time to time… We do that, we get a 10-match ban.”Ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas was among those to express their bemusement on Twitter, joking that the referee should have got a red card himself.“Surely the good man will have apologised. It was spontaneous,” wrote Casillas.“That said, for me it’s agression and red! Three matches minimum!”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nantes’ defender Diego Carlos (C) receives a red card on January 14, 2018PARIS, France, Jan 15- The referee who kicked a player during a French Ligue 1 game and then sent him off has been suspended “until further notice”, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday.Tony Chapron kicked Diego Carlos of Nantes towards the end of Sunday’s game against Paris Saint-Germain after being knocked over when the pair collided in a bizarre incident.last_img read more


Everton transfer news: Besiktas goalkeeper viewed as potential £3m target

first_img1 Everton will make an approach for Besiktas goalkeeper Denys Boyko – if their pursuit of Salvatore Sirigu falls through. The Toffees are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper to replace MLS-bound Tim Howard this summer, having decided Joel Robles is not the long-term solution to fill the American’s boots. Sirigu is manager Roberto Martinez’s number one target, but Merseyside rivals Liverpool are also eyeing up the Paris-Saint Germain goalkeeper. That has forced Everton to come up with a back-up plan, and according to Fotospor, Besiktas’ Boyko is being lined up as an alternative. The 28-year-old only joined the Turkish side from Dnipro in January, but he has managed just two league appearances since then.The Ukrainian is on the lookout for more regular football next season and a potential £3m switch to Goodison Park could provide an attractive proposition. Denys Boyko last_img read more


Gianluigi Donnarumma told to forget about Man United and STAY at AC Milan

first_img1 Gianluigi Donnarumma – will he stay at AC Milan this summer? Gianluigi Donnarumma’s family have told him to stay at AC Milan and forget about interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to reports in Italy.The goalkeeper is currently locked in contract talks with Milan as he enters the final year of his deal.Originally it had been reported the 18-year-old would sign fresh terms with the San Siro club but negotiations have gone south and the player’s agent, Mino Raiola, claims his client has been bullied.Donnarumma is expected to finally sort out his future when he returns from the European U21 Championship and Manchester United and Real Madrid are ready to offer him a route out of Italy.But, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, the teenager’s family are telling him to stay at Milan.The family reportedly believe staying at the San Siro for at least the next few years would be best for the Italian’s development.last_img read more


GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgThere will be a club meeting this Friday 8th June in Towney at 9pm and everyone is welcome.Both Reserve and Senior Teams had good wins away to Malin on Saturday last in the Championship. They meet St Eunan’s in the next round.Kilcar GAA Club are having a fund raising Clothing collection,in association with Bag2the Future. Everyone is welcome to get involved, we collect good quality used clothing,Paired shoes Bags, Belts and soft Toys. All clothes are intended for re-use,in Africa, Asia and eastern Europe. Collection is Monday 11th June 6pm-10pm at Kilcar GAA Club Rooms. Contact Caroline 087-2696803 for more info. No winner of last weeks Lotto Jackpot and this week it is €1600. The winning numbers were 3,10,19,28. drawn prizes were: €50 – John Mallon, Tyrone. €30 – Caoimhe Curran, Bogagh. €20 – Mary Twomey, Towney. The Bingo Jackpot will be €1,350 on 46 numbers next Sunday night as there was no winner this week . Some of winners were; Letty Doherty €55, Sally McHugh €70, Kathleen Cunningham €95, Anne Byrne €70, Bridget Carr €80, Yvonne O’Donnell €80, Margaret McShane €165. Lotto sellers this weekend-Sat 9th June: Seamus Cunningham, Stephen O’Donnell, Eamon McGinley, Ashley Carr. Sunday sellers 10th June are: John O’Donnell and Francis Byrne.Our new Club Website www.kilcargaa.com will go live this Friday 8th June . Please check it out.An upcoming GAA Stewards Course will run on the 11th June and the club is always looking for volunteers especially on big match days. Please contact the club officers for more information.GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KILCAR CLUB NOTESlast_img read more