End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend 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 Edward Dixon made the most of the extended garbage time and poured 19 of his 27 points in the second half, to go with five rebounds, while Clement Leutcheu got 13 markers and 20 boards in the defeat.The Blazers suffered their fifth straight loss to go down to 2-9.The Scores:LYCEUM 83 – Perez 14, Ayaay 12, Nzeusseu 10, Caduyac 9, Pretta 9, Jc. Marcelino 7, Baltazar 7, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 5, Ibanez 2, Marata 2, Cinco 0, Liwag 0, Serrano 0.ST. BENILDE 69 – Dixon 27, Leutcheu 13, Belgica 10, Domingo 6, Johnson 5, Sta. Maria 4, Castor 2, Naboa 2, Pili 0, San Juan 0.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Super letdown: Patriots routed in 2nd half, Chiefs win 42-27 Winning start End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Break new ground View comments Quarters: 23-10, 46-30, 66-53, 83-69. LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Cameroonian big man Mike Nzeusseu also chimed in a double-double of 10 points, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in the win, as Lyceum remained unbeaten after 11 games.“Every game, our mindset is we don’t look at the standings because we’re already battling our own race. It’s already about us at this point,” said deputy coach Jeff Perlas, who came in the press room for coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThough the Pirates led by as high as 21, their 23 turnovers helped the Blazers catch up and trim the lead to just 14 to finish the game, something which Perlas raised as a remaining concern for the team.“We’re far from being satisfied because of our turnovers. We have to take care of the ball. The effort of the team is always there, but we have to acknowledge that teams have started to catch up on us. We have to find a way to adjust to their adjustments,” he said. CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum ran roughshod of St. Benilde for an 83-69 victory Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.CJ Perez commandeered the fight for the Pirates as he scattered 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals, while MJ Ayaay got 12 markers, four boards, and two assists.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland said he is 50 per cent pleased and 50 per cent displeased with progress in the mining town so far, while he also acknowledged that developmental works are in progress.Mayor Carwyn HollandDuring a recent Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) public update, Holland said projects such as the return of the Kara Kara toll booth at Mackenzie, Linden, were sought after in an effort to assist with the offsetting of expenses incurred by the cash strapped municipality over the years.He assured residents that the toll booth was designed to bring relief to the township of Linden and persons who are using the roads of Linden, especially those coming from out of town and those who are coming into Linden to transport their logs.“With these big trucks that would cause some amount of damage and stress to our roads… we have to recover in some way. For instance, there is no way the municipality should be made to pay millions of dollars in repairs within the township and we receive nothing in return, which has been the thing going on in our town for many years… Where we’re receiving let’s say one per cent and we are paying out 99 per cent. We cannot survive in such a way nor in such a manner,” he outlined.Holland assured that Lindeners will not be heavily taxed from the toll booth, but rather will be required to make a small contribution twice a year, upon further consultations with local businesses and the Linden Chamber of Industry Commerce and Development.He said, “It’s a way of giving back to the community for these businesses. It’s the vehicles that are out of town coming into Linden with day to day heavy-duty vehicles and vehicles that are coming in to the township to sell goods. Persons in Linden have been complaining for many years that the trucks would just come to Linden… and sell and leave, but they have to give something back to the community. So those are the vehicles we will be targeting and not the Lindeners, so we don’t expect any rise in costs or any hardships on the township.”Additionally, the Mayor revealed that while the municipality is also plagued with garbage disposal woes, it is currently working to correct the situation, noting that it was the recipient of a tractor which is presently being utilised in the community.He said the municipality is looking to have everyone on board, noting that the return of the toll booth is important at the moment since the earnings of the municipality is extremely low, as compared to its output and expenditure.With these challenges, Holland said it is difficult for the administration to take on projects such as its daycare centre and the repair of roads. He said too that the Council is in such a bad shape that it cannot afford fuel for its vehicles to conduct its work or equipment to carry out those works.He said, “We are currently looking to put an end to the garbage disposal situation in the community and we’ve been trying to do this. We don’t have the finances, as the township would know that the municipality inherited a debt of over 200 million dollars and we’ve been working to get rid of that so that we can offset expenses and raise salaries for our workers. We’re looking to do more within the community. So we decided to go after things that would bring finances into the community, such as the return of the toll booth, which was taken away from us under the previous regime,” the Mayor said.He pointed out that in the quest to move Linden from a township to a city, there is need to develop infrastructure and for Private sector and Government to buy into plans and programmes being undertaken by the Council.He disclosed that the municipality is looking at twinning with other parts of the world, including Newark, United States, Paraguay, Peru and China, as well as port development with Brazil, with municipal support from various other cities.The Mayor is calling on the residents to lend their full support towards efforts aimed at the overall improvement of the town.
Dani Osvaldo in action for Italy Southampton bad boy Dani Osvaldo has returned to training with loan club Inter Milan, according to manager Roberto Mancini.The striker is on a season-long at the San Siro after a disastrous spell at St Mary’s – after being signed by former manager Mauricio Pochettino – during which he clashed with team-mates.The same has now happened at Inter who were reportedly interested in ripping up his temporary deal and sending him back to England after the player had apparently disappeared from training and gone on strike.QPR, whose manager Harry Redknapp is restricted to loan signings this January, have immediately been linked with a new loan offer.But Mancini has played down the speculation, claiming the erratic frontman was back at work on Wednesday.“Osvaldo was at the training ground today,” Mancini said. “I saw him.” 1