Galedo rules ‘Hell of Marianas’ in Saipan as Filipinos sweep podium

first_imgTabal shoots for Milo Marathon history Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Mark Galedo wins 2017 “Hell of the Marianas” in Saipan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/JON PerezMark Galedo ruled the 2017 Hell of the Marianas Century Cycle as the Filipinos swept the podium in the annual race in Saipan Saturday.The 2014 Le Tour overall champion, who finished third in last year’s competition, completed the tough course known for its punishing hills in three hours, 15 minutes, and 51 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Naturally, I was frustrated but I’m still happy because a Filipino win. Next year, I’ll return to get back the title.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next This year was even harder as a minor change in the layout made the race 15 kilometers longer.“I was looking at the others in the lead group and I saw that no one was moving. So I attacked when I got a bit of a gap and I just kept going, ” said the 7 Eleven Roadbike rider.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 19-year old Ronald Lomotos, meanwhile, came in for four seconds behind Galedo at 3:15:55 in his first time at Hell of the Marianas while last year’s champion Jan Paul Morales wound up third at 3:21:32.Morales was disappointed for failing to keep the crown, but he is proud that a fellow Filipino dominated the race anew. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Warriors vow to live in the moment, chase another title

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Paul Pogba stripped of Man United vice captaincy by Mourinho Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? And why not?They all know how hard it is to maintain such dominance year after year.“We have a lot to celebrate. Three titles in the last four years. A chance to add another one in our final season at Oracle. A bunch of free agents next summer,” Kerr said. “A lot could change. We don’t know. Obviously we want to keep this thing going, but at some point you just have to enjoy the moment, enjoy the now because there’s going to be so much speculation as to what’s ahead. Nobody knows what’s ahead.”While Green understands the business side of basketball and the challenges that come with it, he would like to be in the Bay Area for years to come. The next step is hardly weighing heavily on his mind as practice gets underway.“I’m confident that I’ll be here for a very long time, so it’s not something I’m going into the season thinking about. Like all that stuff will be taken care of when it’s best for me, when it’s best for the team,” Green said. “I’m not looking at this one-sided like, ‘Oh man, I’ve, got to do what’s right for Draymond.’ It’s a partnership. And it’s a family. And doing the right thing for everyone involved is important.”Kerr knows his players realize how special a time this is for them and the franchise.“They really enjoy being around each other. They really enjoy the process,” Kerr said. “And having won several championships, I think they feel like, ‘All right … we’ve done some damage and let’s keep it rolling,’”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “We are playing with some house money. We won three of the last four championships. Our place in the history of the league is pretty secure,” Kerr said. “I don’t think our guys should feel a ton of pressure. I think they should feel the importance of trying to do it again, because this may be the last time we have this current iteration of the Warriors, just given all the free agents and the money crunch and everything else. So we don’t know what’s going to happen. So why not just go all out and enjoy every step of the way?”Oh, you can bet these Warriors won’t be satisfied with anything short of another championship — especially as they play their final season in Oakland before moving into the snazzy new Chase Center next year in San Francisco.“I mean, I definitely don’t approach it like we’re playing with house money. We do have three championships. They’re all in the past,” Green said. “It’s about approaching each year with that same goal and that same mentality. And the point you get to the point where, ‘Oh, man, we’re just playing house money, we already got it,’ you’re done.“None of us are ready for this run to come to an end. So we’ve got to continue to approach it like we’ve got zero. And that’s cliche and impossible to do, but you want to try to get as close to that as you possibly can. And that’s my mindset always entering the season.”A chuckling Curry stood between Green and Thompson during Monday’s media day clearly enjoying himself and all this team has accomplished. The Warriors posed with their three title trophies from the past four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant signed a one-plus-one contract that allows him to become a free agent again next summer, while fellow All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson could be up for extensions.“Nothing lasts forever in this league, but we’ve always said we want to keep this going as long as we can, and we’re right in the thick of it,” two-time MVP Stephen Curry said.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 ChrissAfter two straight titles and three in four seasons, all eyes are on the East Bay once more as training camps begin league-wide.That’s why Kerr is stressing going for it in what might be the final hurrah for the superstar core of this team. Not that Durant, Green nor Thompson is talking about leaving town. Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant, from left, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins poses for photos for the team’s photographer during media day at the NBA basketball team’s practice facility in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — With unsettled contract situations making many of the players’ futures beyond this season uncertain, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is encouraging his team now more than ever to go with the flow, have fun and enjoy the moment.No pressure, even if the end goal is a three-peat.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Teen charged for wounding pregnant girlfriend

first_imgA teenager was released on his own recognisance after he was charged for wounding his pregnant girlfriend.The teen stood before Magistrate Annette Singh on Monday in the Children’s Court, located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts compound.The 17-year-old is accused of stabbing his 16-year-old girlfriend several times about her head after they were involved in a heated argument on January 30, 2019, at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The prosecution is contending that an argument ensued between the two and the accused took a sharp, pointed object and began to stab her.However, in court on Monday, the teenager denied committing the act.The case was held in camera, but it was revealed that the teenager, who is six months pregnant, is still hospitalised. The case will continue on February 22, 2019.last_img read more

Woman who tried to smuggle drugs into prison for lover remanded

first_imgThe lover of a prisoner, who is on remand for murder, was slapped with a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge and made her first appearance in court on Thursday.Twenty-nine-year-old, Wondika Sandiford appeared before Magistrate Zorina Ally-Seepaul at the Wales Magistrate’s Court, West Bank Demerara (WBD), without an attorney and pled not guilty to the charge.It was alleged that on Wednesday at about 13:00h, the 29-year-old female visited the Wales Police Station, West Bank Demerara (WBD), where prisoners were being held.According to the prosecution’s case, the woman approached police officers there and handed a rank a pair of black sneakers requesting that the policeman ensure that her boyfriend, Alexander La Cruz, receives the footwear.However, during the initial examination of the footwear, the rank became suspicious since the soles of each sneaker appeared out of place.He then proceeded to examine the items further which led to the discovery of a compressed plastic wrapper with 360 grams of cannabis in the form of leaves, seeds and stem in the inner sole of each sneaker.The 29-year-old female was immediately notified about the discovery and began to behave in a disorderly manner inside of the police station.However, the ranks continued with their investigation and weighed the narcotic in her presence before taking her into police custody.Magistrate Ally-Seepaul remanded the woman to prison. The case will continue on November 14, 2019.last_img read more

5 arrested with illegal gun, ammo & narcotics

first_imgFive persons were on Sunday evening taken into Police custody following the discovery of a quantity of illicit drugs, guns, and ammunition during several exercises.Gun discovered during the operationThe Police stated that between 06:00h and 08:00h on the morning in question, they would have conducted several “cordon and search” operations at Vryheid’s Lust, Montrose, Nabaclis and Plaisance, East Coast Demerara during which the items were found.The Police confirmed that an unlicensed pistol with a live matching round, 300 grams of suspected cocaine and 45 grams of suspected cannabis were discovered.As a result of this, five persons, including two females, were arrested and were assisting with investigations. They are expected to make their court appearance this week. The intelligence-led operations were headed by a Superintendent of Police.Cocain and marijuana discovered during the operationlast_img read more

ECD man shot, relieved of motorcycle

first_imgA Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara man was on Sunday evening shot and relieved of his motorcycle and $3000 by two armed men at B Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown.Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that at about 21:50h, the injured man had just left his girlfriend’s home in B Field when he was confronted by two men, one armed with a handgun.He reportedly resisted but in retaliation the perpetrators discharged a round hitting him to his left foot. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was treated and sent away. The matter was reported but no arrests were made nor his motorcycle recovered.Police are continuing investigations.last_img

Making like a tree

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LISA Sarno was never supposed to be the long-term head of Los Angeles’ Department of Neighborhood Empowerment – just an interim, short-term placeholder. But even that, it turns out, was too long. Prompted by complaints from members of the city’s neighborhood councils, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has removed Sarno from the position. He’s yet to name a new temporary replacement, but in the meantime he’s put Sarno in charge of overseeing his “million trees” initiative. She must be thrilled. Planting umpteen saplings in our concretized desert landscape must seem easy compared with sowing the seeds of democracy in the city’s barren and corrupt political climate. It’s likely Sarno is no more responsible for her failings at DONE than was her predecessor, Greg Nelson. It’s a thankless job, trying to motivate and lead quasi-governmental bodies that are destined for frustration due to their lack of authority and funding. So Sarno has moved on to (literally) greener pastures, free from the limitations of DONE. Too bad the same can’t be said for the neighborhood councils themselves.last_img read more

Hours-long chase comes to a crashing end at area carnival

first_imgHe led them on a pursuit on the San Gabriel River (605) and Pomona (60) freeways, ending when he crashed into a tree in Whitter Narrows Park along Rosemead Boulevard in South El Monte near 9 p.m., where the carnival was being held. There were no injuries or property damage to the park, said Imee Perius, public information officer for the Department of Parks and Recreation. She said the spring fair was put on by O’ Entertainment and was surrounded by a chain-link fence. She said the chased ended outside of the fence. The car had hit a tree but that the tree was not seriously damaged. She said there were 6,000 people at the park throughout the day, but it was not known how many people were there when the chase ended. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH EL MONTE – A vehicle pursuit by deputies that lasted hours came to an end Sunday night at a carnival in Whittier Narrows Park, authorities said. Sheriff’s Sgt. Ernie Bedoya of the Industry Station said no one was hurt during the ordeal that started around 5p.m. Ruben Guerrero, 32, of Hacienda Heights was spotted by a security guard allegedly trying to break into a car at Fry’s Electronics in the 13400 block of Crossroads Parkway North in Industry, Bedoya said. Deputies later spotted Guerrero in his green Toyota Tundra and tried to pull him over, but he failed to yield, authorities said. last_img read more

Aqueduct water defended

first_imgThe same philosophy eases the minds of water officials who say that while patrols of the aqueducts have increased to guard against a terrorist poisoning the well, it would take a tremendous amount of chemicals to affect drinking water. So even if an entire big rig could be submerged undetected in these manmade rivers – as happened in Northern California, where it was discovered only when a leak prompted a section to be drained – it’s extremely tough to poison the public by dumping some poisonous concoction in the water supply as it heads to the nation’s largest urban mass. But that doesn’t solve the “ick factor” for the unsuspecting one who flips the tap for a cool drink. After all, an occasional body lands in the aqueduct. “People do die in that thing. People fishing fall in and they can’t get out. The sides are too steep and slippery,” Water Resources spokesman Don Strickland said. “They’ve found bodies in trunks of underwater cars. That’s happened, too.” Water in the aqueduct is not treated until it is piped to an agency that buys and distributes it, Strickland said. In the Santa Clarita Valley, that’s the Castaic Lake Water Agency, a wholesaler that distributes water to retailers who in turn pipe it to individual customers. CLWA General Manager Dan Masnada is confident the water his agency treats for a region of more than 200,000 comes out of the tap purer than trendy bottled waters. “The testing we do is very rigorous and it’s driven by a number of regulatory agencies,” Masnada said. Water earmarked for Santa Clarita flows from the aqueduct to Castaic Lake, then is piped to CLWA’s Rio Vista treatment plant in Saugus. The water, which Masnada said comes in looking pure, goes through filtration and disinfection processes “to address any and all contaminants that are in the water.” “There are federal and state standards we have to comply with,” he said. “They exceed that of the bottled-water industry.” Local tap water is treated with a combination of chlorine and ammonia. “State water goes to millions and millions of people and, yes, there are plenty of potential contaminants in the aqueducts, but it is without question clean when it gets to the retailer,” Masnada said. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the East, an examination of potential West Coast targets pointed to the California and the separate Los Angeles Department of Water and Power aqueducts as areas of vulnerability. Patrols have increased and the agencies have urged their employees to keep vigilant, but it’s impossible to keep an eye on the entire systems 24 hours a day, Laumbach said. “First of all, the aqueduct covers an amazing amount of area, mostly in sparsely populated areas,” he said. “We have security measures in place, we have patrols and surveillance, but there’s always holes in the net.” Construction began on the aqueduct 50 years ago, with completion in 1973. Voters have approved $1.75 billion for the work over the decades. (661) 257-5251 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They found a large number of vehicles in there – 20 to 30 pickup trucks and sedans and cars,” said Blaine Laumbach, chief operator at the department’s Pearblossom hydroelectric plant. “They found parts of a motorcycle, a Jet Ski…” And they found some pipe bombs attached at bridges, explosives they figure weren’t meant to be destructive, but were likely planted by fishermen to shock their quarry to the surface, Laumbach said. Water Resources officials maintain that the rejected washing machines and firearms tossed in with enough cars to fill a parking lot amount to just a drop in the enormous bucket of water drawn from Northern California rivers to green the lawns at the southern end of the state. In other words, there is so much water flowing, the foreign bodies don’t make much of a difference. “The solution to pollution is dilution,” is their credo. “When you start to calculate whatever contaminants there are in a vehicle dumped in the aqueduct and compare that with the volume of water that moves through in a certain day, it’s parts per billion,” Laumbach said. “It’s not even at a level that our health standards would consider hazardous.” The tap water piped from the north to Southern California comes from pure snow drifts that melt and flow south in snaking canals – rushing over a hidden trove of stolen cars, lethal weapons and even human remains. The state’s engineering marvel, the 444-mile California Aqueduct stretching from Sacramento to Riverside County to bring water from the verdant north to the thirsty south, masks this linear dump, but raises the question of just how safe is this massive water supply. The state Department of Resources insists the water is perfectly fine to drink for two reasons: The volume of water is tremendous, diluting any contaminants, and the water is treated to meet tough standards when it reaches individual wholesalers. Early this year, the Water Resources crews drained a 98-mile stretch of the State Water Project aqueduct that flows largely across the northern edge of Los Angeles County from Gorman to Pearblossom and south toward Hesperia near Riverside. There was construction upstream, offering a good opportunity to clean out the lower end, a feat accomplished by closing some of the 66 water-tight gates that section off portions of the aqueduct. last_img read more

Heart risk seen in widely used drug for diabetes

first_imgAn article in a leading medical journal Monday raised serious safety questions about the widely used diabetes pill Avandia and renewed skepticism about the vigilance of federal drug regulators. The analysis, based on a review of more than 40 clinical studies involving nearly 28,000 patients, showed that Avandia significantly increased the risk of heart attacks, compared with other diabetes drugs or a placebo. Both the study’s lead author and the editors of The New England Journal of Medicine, in which the article appeared, cautioned that the research method used left the findings open to interpretation. But they said the study nevertheless raised important concerns. And the publication of the study on the journal’s Web site prompted the Food and Drug Administration to issue a public safety alert and to advise users of the drug – an estimated 1 million people in this country and 2 million worldwide – to consult their doctors about the potential cardiovascular risks. “We decided we needed to reanalyze the complex dataset ourselves to make a better-informed decision,” Dr. Robert J. Meyer, a director of the agency’s office of drug evaluation, said Monday. Meyer said that the agency was close to completing its analysis and would convene an advisory panel as soon as possible to review the drug. The FDA is conducting an estimate of excess heart attacks that might be attributed to the drug, but Meyer, saying the results were not final, declined to disclose the number. He noted that Avandia’s label already carries a warning of cardiovascular risks. Meanwhile, the FDA advised Avandia patients to check with their doctors. “We’re expecting dozens if not hundreds of phone calls tomorrow,” said Dr. John B. Buse, chief of endocrinology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. “I’ve told our staff to tell people who call that this is not cause for panic. We can discuss it further at their next visit.” But Buse, a president-elect of the American Diabetes Association, said he would not be surprised if some doctors ultimately switch patients to an alternative drug unless additional details are released supporting Avandia’s safety. The New England Journal of Medicine posted the paper on its Web site, ahead of its planned print publication on June 14. Early Web postings are made by the journal’s editors in matters they consider to have public health importance. Information on the study was not supposed to be released until 5 p.m. Monday, after the closing bell on Wall Street, but it was inadvertently published Monday morning by two wire services. The company’s stock began falling almost immediately and was down more than 8 percent by midafternoon, before finishing down 7.85 percent, at $53.18. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The journal’s editor in chief, Dr. Jeffrey M. Drazen, said: “We view this as the best publicly available data on a very important question. It shows what we regard as a preliminary, but worrisome, signal about cardiovascular toxicity of this drug.” The drug’s maker, GlaxoSmithKline, issued a news release defending Avandia’s safety and strongly disagreeing with the conclusions of the journal article, which it said was based on incomplete evidence. Glaxo’s stock fell by nearly 8 percent on the news. While the analysis took Wall Street and many doctors by surprise, Glaxo and the FDA disclosed Monday that they had known about the signs of potential cardiovascular risk since last August, when the company, on its own initiative, submitted a similar analysis to the agency. That disclosure prompted questions on Capitol Hill about why patients and doctors had not been informed earlier. Regarding the delay, the FDA said the significance of the studies had not been confirmed and in fact was contradicted by some other studies. last_img read more