View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 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 Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Alab nips Singapore, keeps third spot Now, the multititled coach wants more of this type of game, believing that it will ultimately favor his side.“I thought, before the series, that this would be a defensive battle,” Cone said after limiting the Hotshots to their lowest output of the season and allowing just one player to score in twin digits. “But this is much graver. We’re bleeding for points and so are they.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 return“It’s not bad basketball, it’s just really good defense,” he said. “And I’d like to think that this favors us. But they’re a great team, too.”Sol Mercado and Japeth Aguilar combined for 11 points in the fourth where the Kings scooted away in the dying minutes as the Kings grabbed the confidence booster they need going into Wednesday’s Game 4 at Smart Araneta Coliseum after posting the most convincing win of the series thus far. LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member In the other Final Four series, TNT KaTropa tries to pin San Miguel Beer’s back harder against the wall when the Texters shoot for a commanding 3-1 lead at 7 p.m. also at MoA Arena on Tuesday .The winner of the series’ last two games, the Texters have all the momentum they need to keep the resilient defending champions at bay.But if there’s one team that knows how to bounce back, it’s San Miguel, having erased a 0-3 deficit in the championship series against Alaska last season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Star won the first two games by an average of three points and the man responsible for doing that, Paul Lee, got bottled up so hard by the Ginebra defense that he was held to seven points, more than 10 below his average.“We’re back in the series now and we still have a chance to win this,” Cone, a Grand Slam winner with two different teams, said. “We just need the confidence.”Coming into the series, Star was easily one of the best, if not the top, offensive teams in the league. But against the bullish Ginebra defense, the Hotshots scored just four points in the last six minutes to lose big.Mercado went on to finish with 16 points and six assists, while Aguilar wound up with 15 and 13 rebounds.The Kings also got a lift from the veteran Joe Devance, who took pain killer shots for a left foot injury so he could give Ginebra some inside presence. He finished with six points and six rebounds but is “50-50 for Game 4,” according to Cone.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte PBA IMAGESThe box-office dream of a PBA Philippine Cup Final Four match-up has taken such a defensive twist that even Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone cannot believe it.But he sure as heck believes that his Gin Kings are back in the fight after taking down Star, 73-62, on Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena that cut the Hotshots’ best-of-seven series lead to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP): Sony Michel ran for 129 yards and had three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 in the divisional play-offs yesterday to earn their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game. New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week’s AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week six. It is the 13th conference championship game appearance by the Patriots during the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. The Chargers (13-5) have not reached the AFC title game since the 2007 season. Quarterback Philip Rivers finished 25 of 51 for 331 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He is 0-5 in games played in Foxborough, including 0-3 in the postseason. Brady finished 34 of 44 for 343 yards and a touchdown. He improves to 8-0 as a starter against Rivers, who drops to 1-8 against New England all-time. James White tied Darren Sproles’ NFL postseason record with 15 catches, totalling 97 yards. New England scored on their first four possessions of the game to build a 35-7 half-time lead.
Dear Editor,Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Karen Boyle was recently quoted in the media as stating that persons “successfully commit suicide” when they feel disconnected and depressed, feel no strong social ties and inadequate social support to face another day and have hope. While The Caribbean Voice (TCV) has no issue with the reasons given for suicide— although they are neither contextualised nor comprehensive— we take serious issue with the use of the terms ‘successfully’ and ‘commit’ to refer to suicide.As TCV has continually pointed out, the push for suicide-appropriate language is gathering momentum globally and thus, we are rather disappointed that leading officials within the Ministry of Health continue to propagate terminology that have been debunked for obvious reasons, especially when one would think that these officials should be in the forefront of requisite change.For one, how can killing oneself be a success? Just what is successful about such an act, teeming with agony and pain for both victims and survivors? Second, the word ‘commit’ connotes something criminal. And although attempting suicide is still a criminal act on the books in Guyana (because of political gamesmanship), there is nothing criminal about the act of suicide. Suicide is attempted when the pain becomes unbearable for the victim and those who survive such attempts have always revealed that they never wanted to die; they just wanted the pain to end. How then is it a criminal act to want one’s pain to end?Sincerely,The Caribbean Voice
Usmanov, who is a member of Russia’s 2018 World Cup committee, has loaned the money to the Russian Football Union to put an end to the six-month long dispute with the Italian.“As a member of the 2018 World Cup board of trustees I share our sports minister Vitaly Mutko’s concerns about the support of the national manager Capello’s activity,” Usmanov told R-Sport news agency on Friday.“I consider the existing situation, which is the result of the RFU leaders policy, to be completely unacceptable. It’s a shame when the person, who works for the benefit of Russia, isn’t paid for his work.“And it’s absolutely intolerable when the situation is carried to the point of absurdity. It’s evidence of the current RFU leaders’ invalidity.”Usmanov is the majority shareholder of USM Holdings with Forbes magazine estimating his fortune at $18.6 billion (16.2 billion euros).RFU president Nikolai Tolstykh now faces calls for his dismissal.The 68-year-old Capello, reportedly the world’s highest paid coach, signed a new lucrative contract with the RFU last year up to the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia.European football chief Michel Platini in January urged the RFU to pay Capello’s wages, the French head of UEFA saying: “I don’t think it’s right that the RFU are not paying his (Capello) wages.“It’s bad publicity for Russian football ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Cup. I recommend that the RFU move to solve this problem.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MOSCOW, Russia, February 6 – Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has stepped in to settle USD 5.8 m (Sh530m) in back pay to Russia manager Fabio Capello.
1 Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says poor results were the reason for sacking Neil Warnock, admitting he hopes to appoint a new manager ‘as soon as possible’.On Saturday morning Warnock became the first Premier League manager of the season to be fired, paying the price for a run of one win in 12 games.Parish made the decision on Saturday morning and says he hopes to get a reaction from the playing squad, with Tim Sherwood, former boss Tony Pulis and Tony Popovic among the front-runners.But he says there is no timeframe for appointing a new boss, simply saying he hopes it to be as soon as possible.“It’s pretty simple really, we just need to get some results,” said Parish.“Hopefully we’ll get a reaction from everyone.“As for a new manager, we just want to get one as soon as possible really. So speculate away, we’ll leave that up to you guys [in the press].”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIs there anybody out there who can help the Angels knock a ball over the fence, or at the very least put one into the gap? Last year the rumor was the Angels might trade for Alex Rodriguez. This year, Rodriguez could be a free agent if he opts out of his Yankees contract. So even though Angels owner Arte Moreno has ruled out acquiring Rodriguez on more than one occasion, the rumors will persist. Now that the Angels offseason has started, let the winter of A-Rod begin. A day after they were swept out of the postseason by the Boston Red Sox, Angels players cleaned out their lockers and freely admitted that having some muscle on offense would have been nice. Whether it’s A-Rod or not, a proven bat is the desire. Even Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to stir up controversy, said he desires a 2008 club that could do a little more with one swing of the bat. BASEBALL: After an early postseason exit, the Angels know they could use another big bat. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER After proving for six months that a power bat wasn’t needed, all it took was three games in the playoffs to get the Angels right back to where they were one year ago. “Sure there’s a need, not that we can’t get it done in other ways,” Scioscia said Monday morning, wearing a sweat suit while lounging around in is office. “I think at some point our slugging percentage is something you need to address.” So there you have it. Moreno and General Manager Bill Stoneman have just received Scioscia’s Christmas list. There is no doubt Vladimir Guerrero has a similar list since he is the one that needs the lineup protection the most. “It’s not a secret we need a right-handed power hitter to protect our big guy Vladdy,” Kelvim Escobar said. “You saw (Maicer Izturis) for most of the time at the end of the year as our fifth hitter, and Izzy’s not a fifth hitter. He did a good job, don’t get me wrong, but when you see Izzy and he’s a little guy and you compare Izzy with the other (No. 5 hitters) and it’s not (the same).” The Angels prefer the free-agent route, but Scioscia said that avenue hardly looks promising. Rodriguez and agent Scott Boras are said to be looking for up to eight years and $200 million if they hit the market. So what else is out there? A power hitter at third base is the best fit. Of the free agents at third base this winter, the Red Sox’s Mike Lowell is the only proven run producer and the majority of his run production was in cozy Fenway Park. “I think if we are going to try to improve offensively, it’s most likely going to have to either come from within or from trades because on the free-agent market, I’m not sure there’s the impact guy you’re looking for,” Scioscia said. The proven third baseman that Angels could target in a trade are the Mariners’ Adrian Beltre and the Orioles’ Miguel Tejada, who is actually a shortstop who would be asked to change positions. Another option is to give the current group one more try. Aside from the oft-injured Bartolo Colon, all the starters are returning. Closer Francisco Rodriguez is arbitration eligible, but can’t become a free agent until 2008. On offense, every starter is either signed through 2008 or is under contract control of the team. The contracts of Guerrero, Garret Anderson and Orlando Cabrera all expire after next season. With better health, perhaps the Angels can be better at manufacturing runs thanks to the experience they gained this year. But counting on health is a big risk with guys like Anderson and Guerrero in the outfield. “A-Rod doesn’t grow on trees; Manny (Ramirez) and (David) Ortiz don’t grow on trees,” said Gary Matthews Jr., who missed most of the last month and the three playoff games because of injuries. “You have to go out and get it done with what you have. The bottom line, we didn’t get it done. “We won our division with what we had and I’m sure everyone would love to be healthy going into the playoffs. But how many teams are? Every team is aching this time of the year.” Now the Angels are aching to make an offensive upgrade and are sure to mash those A-Rod numbers through a calculator one more time. The Angels made in the neighborhood of a $6 million profit this season and that was with the ballpark full most nights. Giving out between $22 million and $30 million a year to Rodriguez would leave them in the red. Perhaps ticket prices, parking, food and even – gulp – beer prices all end up rising in upcoming seasons. The Angels will have to decide if a huge jump in payroll is worth alienating some of their fan base all in the name of getting further in the playoffs next season. “That’s not a guarantee to get you the World Series, but it definitely will give you more depth in the lineup, more power, more offense,” Escobar said. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Kepa refused to be substituted on Sunday 2 no dice LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker huge blow REVEALED tense Sarri couldn’t believe Kepa refused to come off The message could be Kepa is on the pitch, or Kepa is out the pitch. I have to decide what is better for my group.“It will be a decision for the good of the group. For the other players, all the players.”Chelsea will now hope to put the incident and disappointment of the final behind them and turn their attentions back to the Premier League, as they prepare for consecutive London derby matches, starting tomorrow with Spurs and then they travel to Fulham on Sunday.Tottenham, meanwhile, are without Dele Alli and Eric Dier for the game at Stamford Bridge. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The Chelsea manager was visibly seething after being undermined by his keeper and while he played down the incident as a misunderstanding, Arrizabalaga has since been fined one week’s wages, around £195,000-a-week.Arrizabalaga, the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after being signed by Chelsea for £71.6million last August, has apologised for his actions, but when Sarri was asked if he would be selected, he remained coy on the matter. 2 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Maurizio Sarri has failed to confirm whether Kepa Arrizabalaga will start in goal for Chelsea when they face Tottenham on Wednesday.The Spaniard refused to be substituted during the Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City on Sunday, as Sarri tried to introduce Willy Caballero in the dying moments of extra-time as the match went to penalties. deals getty “I don’t know, I don’t know. I have to decide. Maybe yes. Maybe no. I think he is fit,” Sarri said at his press conference.“Yesterday he had only a recovery training session, so we have to assess him, but I think so.“I have to decide for my group. Not with my group. I want to send a message to my group. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January
Getty Images – Getty latest appointed Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Leeds were given the award for letting Aston Villa equalise during a Championship match towards the end of last season.Angry scenes had broken out minutes earlier after the home side looked set to stop play because of an injury to Jonathan Kodjia before playing on and scoring through Mateusz Klich.“The moment in itself when you look back, I remember watching the game, it was a dead rubber against Villa,” added Lampard.“It was quite right that they give Villa the opportunity to score, quite right to level out the balance of what had happened.” on target BIG PRESENTS UP TOP What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas “To get a fair play award off the back of that is… I thought it was irony at first.“It was a strange decision for them to win that.“I think everyone had the same reaction (to the fair play award), to be fair, because a lot of news was put to Spygate.“And I think quite rightly so and it got dealt with in the right way, so when you go and give an award for fair play in the same year then I don’t think it’s right.” Danny Mills on Leeds winning the Fair Play award targets rookie error Now in charge of Chelsea, the Blues manager revealed his disbelief upon discovering Bielsa was rewarded for his sportsmanship last season.“I did smile,” Lampard said ahead of his side’s clash with Brighton on Saturday.“Do we know who votes for these things?”“What happened with Spygate was very well documented, and then they got fined, the rules changed slightly because of it, I felt it was improper. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Frank Lampard believes it was wrong to award Marcelo Bielsa the FIFA Fair Play Award after the Leeds boss admitted to spying on Derby last season.The Whites were fined £200,000 by the EFL following the ‘Spygate’ scandal which infuriated former Rams boss Lampard. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Lampard had the final say in his rivalry with Bielsa as Derby beat Leeds in the play-off semi-finals Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:27Loaded: 35.56%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:27 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen stalemate Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 2 Marcelo Bielsa and Frank Lampard had plenty of run-ins last season LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Getty Images – Getty statement Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more
Getty Images – Getty 14. BournemouthHighest possible position: 9thLowest possible position: 18th13. BrightonHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 17th12. BurnleyHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 17th11. NewcastleHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 15th LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Getty Images – Getty statement Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule appointed LIVING THE DREAM 10 Getty Images – Getty 10 Man City will go second for a few hours at least if they get past Man United 7. Crystal PalaceHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 12th6. Manchester UnitedHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 12th5. WolvesHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 8th4. ChelseaHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 4th Everton have two more tough matches after they face Chelsea – Man United (A), Arsenal (H) update AFP or licensors talkSPORT’s other GameDay coverage sees Chelsea travel to Everton, who sacked manager Marco Silva this week as well as Tottenham’s match at home to Burnley.There are a number of other eye-catching games including Bournemouth vs Liverpool as the Premier League leaders look to continue their excellent run.Leicester go to Aston Villa on Sunday while out-of-form Arsenal face a tricky test at West Ham on Monday night.The Gunners are winless in their last seven in the league and could have plummeted down the table by the time they face the Hammers. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son latest 20. WatfordHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 20th19. NorwichHighest possible position: 18thLowest possible position: 20th18. EvertonHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 19th Mourinho suffered his first defeat as Spurs boss against former club Man United AFP or licensors deals So, how could the table look by the end of the weekend? Using data from sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… Getty Images – Getty 17. SouthamptonHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 18th16. Aston VillaHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 18th15. West HamHighest possible position: 9thLowest possible position: 18th Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this weekend… Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ PEP TALK Getty Images – Getty 10 10 LIVE on talkSPORT 10 Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff 1. LiverpoolHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 1st Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network this Saturday Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked 10 Newcastle have done much better than many could have predicted so far this season 10. ArsenalHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 15th9. Sheffield UnitedHighest possible position: 6thLowest possible position: 15th8. TottenhamHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 13th Man United go into the derby off the back of a good midweek win over Tottenham The big fixture in the Premier League this weekend sees Man City face local rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side are favourites to win the evening match on Saturday but you can never write off a team like the Red Devils and talkSPORT will bring you full LIVE commentary of the match on GameDay! rookie error getty images – getty 2. Leicester CityHighest possible position: 2ndLowest possible position: 3rd 10 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future 3. Manchester CityHighest possible position: 2ndLowest possible position: 4th Chelsea got back to winning ways against Aston Villa and will feel confident against managerless Everton 10 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta West Ham claimed a great win at Chelsea last weekend but were beaten by Wolves on Wednesday Leicester have won their last seven Premier League matches 10 Getty Images – Getty Arsenal’s latest setback saw them lose at home to Brighton on Thursday Liverpool have only dropped two points in the Premier League all season Everton vs Chelsea (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORTHuddersfield vs Leeds (Saturday, 12:30) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Burnley (Saturday 15:00) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Manchester United (Saturday, 17:30) – talkSPORTWest Brom vs Swansea (Sunday, 12:00) – talkSPORT 2 Getty Images – Getty 10
Indiana State Police Detectives from the Putnamville Post are currently investigating the death of a nine month old infant male from rural northern Clay County. Preliminary investigation reveals, just after 10:30 this morning, an adult family member found the infant unresponsive in the infant’s bedroom crib area and summoned assistance through 911. The Parke County Sheriff’s Office received the call, notified the Clay County Sheriff’s Office for fire/rescue units, and then the Parke County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher instructed family members how to perform CPR via the phone. Family members began and continued CPR until arrival of fire-EMS crews, at which time the infant was transported to St. Vincent-Clay Hospital in Brazil and was later pronounced deceased. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, July 9, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital and will be performed by Pathologist Dr. Roland Kohr. At this time, detectives have no indication of foul play and continue to investigate this death. More information will be released as it becomes available and prudent to release. Indiana State Police encourages parents to practice safe sleeping environment for infants including proper crib assembly, and no utilization of soft objects in sleep area such as blankets, toys, pillows, bumpers, etc.The case is being investigated by ISP Detective Troy Cobb. Assisting were ISP Detectives First Sergeant Jason Fajt, and Sergeant Sam Stearley, ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Brandon Mullen, Trooper Brian Thomas, Clay County Coroner Nick French and deputy coroner Mark Thompson, Indiana Department of Child Services Clay County, Van Buren Fire/Rescue, Star EMS, the Parke County and Clay County Sheriff’s Office Communication Centers. Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.