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Ex-city councilor poised for comeback

MEMBERS of Iloilo City Council want their former colleague Lyndon Acap to fill in the vacancy left by former councilor now Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon. During their regular session on Nov 28, 2017, the councilors unanimously voted in favor of the resolution sponsored by Councilor R Leone Gerochi endorsing Acap as Ganzon’s replacement. Gerochi said […] The post Ex-city councilor poised for comeback appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 28th, 2017

Game 2 win puts Jazz in position for upset anew

By Sekou Smith, NBA.com HOUSTON — They’ve already sprung one upset this postseason. Do the Utah Jazz have another one in them? There’s no reason to doubt the fearless, short-handed Jazz after they toppled the Houston Rockets in Toyota Center Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) with a 116-108 win in Game 2 over the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, evening up this second-round series at 1-1. The Jazz led by 19 before halftime, surrendered that advantage and trailed by five in the third quarter before re-taking control with a decisive 16-2 run late to shock the Jazz and snatch home court advantage with Games 3 and 4 this weekend in Salt Lake City. “That to me was maybe the most important thing in the game,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said of his team’s resilience. “To get off to a good start and play well and then you know they’re going to come back. It’s just a question of how far and how quickly, and I thought they cut the gap and not only made it a game, but basically took control of the game. "I think we could feel that. At that point, for our guys to keep their focus on what we’re trying to do, and continue to run and continue to shoot and try to defend says a lot about the team and how they function together and that they didn’t break at that point.” Playing into May wasn’t supposed to be in the cards for this Jazz team that lost All-Star Gordon Hayward to Boston in free agency. Only six players returned from the fifth-seeded squad that knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round last season and got swept by the eventual champion Golden State Warriors in the conference semifinals. There weren't necessarily any playoff expectations for this team at the start of training camp. But no one told rookie guard Donovan Mitchell, who has led the Jazz all season and in their upset of Oklahoma City in six games in their first-round series. Mitchell shot just 6-for-21 from the floor, filling in for injured starting point guard Ricky Rubio, but showed up every time the Jazz needed him. He registered five assists in the first six minutes as the Jazz took control, finishing with 17 points, a career-high 11 assists, five rebounds and a jaw-dropping dunk on his own missed floater in the fourth quarter that helped ignited his team’s game-closing run. “Just being poised and staying under control was the biggest thing,” Mitchell said. “Understand how they were going to guard me and when you have the big fella [Rudy Gobert] rolling as fas he did, making the right plays to kind of predict what the defense was going to do next.” Clearly no one mentioned it to Joe Ingles, one of those six veteran holdovers from last season. The veteran forward smoked the Rockets for a career-high 27 points, drained 10 of his 13 shots, including 7-of-9 from beyond the three-point line, two huge ones in the final five minute to help hold the Rockets off. “Just sticking together and just keep executing,” Ingles said about what carried the Jazz down the stretch. “We knew they were going to make runs. So just sticking together, I think we did a really good job of that and we were able to make our runs when it was our turn.” It was the sort of group effort that has been the trademark of this Jazz team all season. Mitchell and Ingles served as the catalysts for an inspired bunch that jumped on the Rockets early, took the home team’s best retaliatory shots, and then pounced at the finish. Their confidence in each other and the rest of their teammates was obvious after two full days to study and digest how they wanted to attack the Rockets after getting drilled in the series opener. The Jazz bench nearly doubled up their Rockets counterparts in scoring (41-22) and got a career night from Alec Burks (17 points, six assists), a double-double from Jae Crowder (15 points and 10 rebounds) and quality work on both ends of the floor from Dante Exum, whose drive-and-dunk with 55.3 seconds to play closed the door on any hopes the Rockets had of a last-minute comeback of their own. “I thought Dante’s dunk was better than mine,” Mitchell said. The Jazz hit a franchise playoff-high 15 three-pointers and finally beat a Rockets team that had owned them in the five games (wins all by 11 or more points) they played leading up to Wednesday's (Thursday, PHL time) dramatic momentum shifter. It was the game Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni had been dreading as his team eased its way into this postseason. They played three outstanding quarters in five games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first round. They led the Jazz by 27 points in Sunday’s (Monday, PHL time) opener but watched that lead dwindle to just 11 points after halftime, as the Jazz found some cracks in the Rockets’ improved defense down the stretch. He warned his team about thinking they could flip the switch in the postseason just because they’d won a league-best 65 games during the regular season. The real wake-up call didn’t come until now. “Yeah, we flipped it,” D’Antoni said. “We came back from 19 down. We flipped it and then they flipped it back on us. You've got to give them credit, they played great down the stretch. They hit shots, they did what they were supposed to do.” The Jazz did exactly what they did to the Thunder in the first round. They studied the film from their Game 1 loss, made the necessary adjustments and finished that series in six games, never allowing the Thunder to enjoy the home-court advantage they earned for that series. Duplicating that feat against these Rockets should prove to be a much tougher task, especially without Rubio, who was one of the most animated individuals on the Jazz bench all night while rocking Mitchell’s signature rookie sweatshirt. His hamstring injury might force Mitchell to continue working at the point for the remainder of the series. It remains to be seen, though, if that’s an advantage for the Rockets. For all the work Kia MVP frontrunner James Harden (32 points, 11 assists and six rebounds) and Chris Paul (23 points, five rebounds and three assists) did in Game 2, neither one of them could will their team to the win the way the rookie did the Jazz. “They were just too comfortable,” Paul said. “They were getting layups, dunks, free throws, a little bit of everything. We fought back hard. But give them a lot of credit, they did what they were supposed to do. They came in here and got a win.” The pressure is on the Rockets now to do the same in Utah. Sekou Smith is a veteran NBA reporter and NBA TV analyst. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2018

49ers fear QB Garoppolo sustained season-ending ACL injury

By Dave Skretta, Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kyle Shanahan was watching as Jimmy Garoppolo scrambled toward the 49ers sideline and, rather than safely duck out of bounds, stepped back to his right and took a wicked shot from Steven Nelson. At first, the San Francisco coach thought his quarterback had sustained a concussion. Turns out it may have been a season-ending knee injury. Garoppolo's left knee buckled just before the Chiefs' cornerback delivered a shoulder-to-shoulder blow, and that was the reason he went down so hard. Garoppolo was on the turf for a couple of minutes before he was helped to his feet and eventually carted off late in a 38-27 loss to Kansas City. "We fear an ACL," Shanahan said afterward. "We'll find out more tomorrow." That's bad news for the banged-up 49ers (1-2), who already lost top running back Jerick McKinnon to a season-ending knee injury and only have two other quarterbacks on the roster. C.J. Beathard took over for Garoppolo with just over five minutes left Sunday, and he appeared to throw a touchdown pass to George Kittle before offensive pass interference wiped it out. San Francisco had to kick a field goal and that wound up being the final margin. Now, Beathard is in line to start next week when the 49ers play the Chargers in Los Angeles, and Nick Mullens could get a call-up from the practice squad to serve as the backup. "Any time you lose your starting quarterback, that's a big deal. It was when we lost our starting running back, too," Shanahan said. "Feel for him personally. I know how disappointed he is." Beathard said he spoke to Garoppolo briefly in the trainer's room, and what little of their exchange he was willing to repeat made it quite clear the 49ers' franchise quarterback — who signed a five-year, $137.5 million extension in February — expects his season to be over. "I told him I'll be praying for him and I love him and he just told me to lead these guys," Beathard said. "I've never been in that situation with something possibly that serious. I can only imagine how tough it is for him this early in the season." It's also a big blow for the 49ers, who thought they had the pieces to contend for a playoff spot his season. Now, they've lost two of their most important offensive pieces, to say nothing of a series of injuries on defense Sunday that left them with a piecemeal backfield. Top cornerback Richard Sherman went down with a calf injury, while backup Tarvarius Moore left with a wrist injury. Strong safety Jaquiski Tartt was inactive with a shoulder injury and free safety Adrian Colbert hurt his ankle, forcing a bunch of backups to play significant snaps. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes wound up handling them for 314 yards passing and three TDs. "They do a lot of things. They use their personnel well. They have a lot of guys that are interchangeable and have a lot of tools," said backup safety Antone Exum Jr. "It's a team you have to stay disciplined on and play your assignment." Still, the 49ers leaned on running backs Alfred Morris and Matt Breida and the strong arm of their quarterback to mount a comeback. And after Garoppolo's TD toss to Marquis Goodwin in the third quarter made it 35-24, there was a sense of optimism on the San Francisco sideline. The 49ers were still trailing 38-24 when Garoppolo led them inside the Kansas City 5 in the final minutes. The Chiefs answered with sacks by Allen Bailey and Justin Houston on consecutive plays, then flushed Garoppolo from the pocket on third-and-goal from the 20-yard line. That's when the San Francisco quarterback headed for the sideline, decided to stay in play rather step out of bounds, and ultimately put the rest of the 49ers' season in question. "Just like we always do, you show up to work tomorrow," Shanahan said. "We'll all be men about it. We'll grade the tape hard and see what we did wrong. And when we show up Wednesday it's time to go. "It's part of the NFL season. It's what you have to do," he added. "We all feel for Jimmy. There's no doubt about it. We dealt with this with our running back, too. It's part of the NFL. We're not the first team this has happened to.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Treñas names Baronda as ‘congresswoman’

REPRESENTATIVE Jerry P. Treñas has named former City Councilor Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda as Iloilo City’s “first congresswoman-to-be.” Treñas made the statement during the oath taking of the Blue Angels Association in Brgy. Cubay Jaro on Sept 22, 2018. “Ang aton nga napilian magpadalagan congressman, the first congresswoman-to-be of Iloilo City, Jam-Jam Baronda,” Treñas said in […] The post Treñas names Baronda as ‘congresswoman’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Tiger Woods with 3-shot lead and 1 round away from winning

By Doug Ferguson, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Tiger Woods made it look and sound as if he had never been gone. More than turning back time, every hole seemed like the one before Saturday at the Tour Championship. A tee shot striped down the middle of the fairway. The clean strike of an iron as he held his pose. A sonic boom of the cheers from around the green. Another birdie. "I got off to an ideal start," Woods said. "And the next thing you know, I was off and running." With the most dynamic golf he has played all year, Woods built a five-shot lead in seven holes before he cooled from there, settled for a 5-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose and an ideal chance to end this comeback season with a moment that has defined his career. Winning. Woods has the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He has never lost an official tournament when leading by more than two shots going into the final round, and his closing record with the lead is 42-2 on the PGA Tour. He has never been in better position to show he's all the way back from four back surgeries that once made him fear he might never play again. "I've gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it," Woods said. "I'm certainly much more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through." Wood was at 12-under 198 and will be paired for the first time in final group with McIlroy on the PGA Tour. McIlroy birdied two of his last three holes for a 66. "It's obviously exciting for the golf tournament. It's exciting for golf in general that he's up there," McIlroy said. "But for me, all I can do is concentrate on myself. The game is hard enough without looking at other people. Go out there, take care of my business, and hopefully that's good enough." Rose started the third round tied with Woods, but not for long. Rose opened with two straight bogeys before battling back, but the world's No. 1 player already was four shots behind after four holes. He narrowed the gap with a birdie on the 16th as Woods had to scramble for bogey, a two-shot swing. "In some ways, it felt like a Sunday just with the energy," Rose said after a 68. "But I knew that it was halfway through a Saturday. Just wanted to sort of chisel a few back and give myself a chance going into tomorrow." Rose forgot about Woods and tried to beat East Lake, a game of match play in his mind, in a bid to stay in the game. He wound up with a hard-earned 68. There used to be no chance against Woods when he was atop the leaderboard going into the final round. His only losses with the 54-hole lead were the Quad City Classic in 1996 when he was 20 and making third start as a pro, and the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine against Y.E. Yang. He also lost a two-shot lead to Lee Westwood in Germany at a European Tour event in 2000. Now? Woods has gone more than five years without winning. He also has won enough times — 90 tournaments around the world — to remember how. "It's a little more unknown now," Rose said. "Obviously, his history, his statistics from this point are impeccable. They're incredible. But he's human, and there's a lot on it for him tomorrow, as well as the rest of us." Woods has had four finishes in the top 5, a runner-up by one shot at Innisbrook and by two shots at the PGA Championship. Only once this year, however, has he started the final round within closer than four shots of the lead. Being up by three is a much better view. "Simple math says that if I play a clean card, the guys behind me have to shoot 67 to force it into extra holes," Woods said. "That helps. I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help. This is a spot I'd much rather be in than four or five back." The Saturday start was simply mesmerizing. Woods poured in a 20-foot birdie putt on the first hole. His wedge settled 8 feet below the hole on No. 3. His 20-foot birdie putt on No. 4 tumbled into the center of the cup with perfect pace. Two short birdies followed. And when he finally missed a fairway at No. 7, Woods hit a 9-iron from the bunker that hopped out of the first cut to about 5 feet for a sixth birdie in seven holes. The cheers were endless, and there was no doubting what was going on. "I've heard the roars all day, and it's been phenomenal," Paul Casey said after his 66. "What an atmosphere it is out there this week." Woods, however, made only one birdie over his last 11 holes, a wedge to 7 feet on No. 12. He missed badly on his tee shot at the par-3 ninth, and the shaggy rough to the right of the 16th fairway caused the face of his club to open, missing to the right. His flop shot didn't get up the hill and rolled back toward him, and his next pitch was a bump-and-run played to perfection that kept him from another double bogey. McIlroy also started strong, and being in the group ahead of Woods, he knew exactly what was happening. On Sunday, he get a front-row seat. The only other time they were paired together in the fourth round was at the 2015 Masters, when both were 10 shots behind Jordan Spieth. Rose won't be in the final group, but he has plenty on the line even if he doesn't catch Woods. He likely needs to finish in the top five to be assured of winning the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

‘How can I win against the media people?’

“It’s not opinion polls that determine the outcome of elections, it’s votes in ballot boxes.” – Nicola Sturgeon NEW YORK City – An Ilonggo architect who lost five times in as many attempts in the race for city councilor once ribbed members of the Fourth Estate in Iloilo City in the Philippines “for not doing […] The post ‘How can I win against the media people?’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Lanao Sur board member, councilor held for drugs

Two officials of this province were arrested in a drug raid in Iligan City on Tuesday. Source link link: Lanao Sur board member, councilor held for drugs.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Lanao Sur board member, councilor held for drugs

Two officials of this province were arrested in a drug raid in Iligan City on Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

I am vindicated – councilor

BACOLOD City – Former Bacolod City Councilor Carl Lopez said he is elated after the Sandiganbayan dismissed the case for usurpation of authority filed against him by former mayor Monico Puentevella. In a press conference on Sept 19, 2018, Lopez said that the complaint filed against him was for his alleged issuances of directive letters, […] The post I am vindicated – councilor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Daluz asks CA to stop implementation of suspension order

THE camp of Cebu City Councilor Joey Daluz III has filed a petition for the issuance of a temporary restraining order or a writ of preliminary injunction before the Court of Appeals (CA) against the implementation of his six-month suspension. Lawyers Rey Gealon, Floro Casas and Anthony Silvestrece said suspending Daluz will deprive the public… link: Daluz asks CA to stop implementation of suspension order.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

National Batchoy Festival proposed

ILOILO City Councilor Joshua Alim has proposed the celebration of the National Batchoy Festival in honor of Iloilo’s traditional food “batchoy.” Alim said he will propose to the City Tourism Office and the Dinagyang Foundation to make it as one of the festivals in Iloilo City. “Anywhere in the world you can find batchoy. But […] The post National Batchoy Festival proposed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Asia league: iECO bows to Ryukyu in Terrific 12

MACAU---Ryukyu laid down the law on a hapless iECO for the 103-75 beating in the first match of Group D in the Asia League The Terrific 12 Tuesday at Studio City Events Center here. The Golden Kings went on a 17-0 start in the first and that was enough to keep the Green Warriors, an affiliate of Blackwater in the PBA, from making any attempt at a comeback. It also didn't help iECO when big man Richard Howell went down with an apparent injury on his left knee after landing awkwardly at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter. "It was a bad start for us and also bad luck we lost our heart and soul in Rich," said iECO head coach Ariel Vanguardia. "Still, proud of the effort that the...Keep on reading: Asia league: iECO bows to Ryukyu in Terrific 12.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

‘Two dates for Charter Day is okay’

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Wilson Gamboa said he is satisfied with the two dates for the Bacolod City Charter Day that were recognized in a Senate bill. In a statement sent to The Daily Guardian, Gamboa, chairman of the History, Culture and Arts Committee said that the original house bill introduced by the […] The post ‘Two dates for Charter Day is okay’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

2 killed in separate shooting incidents in Masbate

NAGA CITY--- Two persons, including an incumbent village councilor, were killed in separate shooting incidents in San Pascual and Pio V. Corpus towns in Masbate province Monday morning, police said. In San Pascual, the victim Ruben Cinco, 40, councilor of San Pedro village, was reportedly shot six times by four unidentified armed men around 7 a.m. at a rice field, according to the police report. Police said the suspects could possibly be members of the New People's Army. Meanwhile, in Pio V. Corpus, a still unidentified man, estimated to be around 30 to 40 years old, was found in Barangay Bugang around 5:30 p.m. with multiple bullet wounds in different parts of the body. Poli...Keep on reading: 2 killed in separate shooting incidents in Masbate.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Negros councilor apologizes for punching colleague

Councilor Claudio Puentevella of this city has apologized for punching his colleague during a council session on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Rep. Treñas has the final say – Lex

FORMER City Councilor Nielex “Lex” Tupas said no less than Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas should announce his congressional bet for the 2019 elections. Tupas has been touted as one of Treñas’ bets for the lone district seat when the latter runs for mayor next year. But on Sept 8, former councilor Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda […] The post Rep. Treñas has the final say – Lex appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

‘BOKSING SA KONSEHO’: Councilor apologizes, claims he was bullied

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Claudio Jesus “Kalaw” Puentevella apologized to the public after he punched his fellow councilor Dindo Ramos inside the session hall on Sept 12, 2018. Puentevella issued the public apology on Sept 14 during a press conference held at their house in Villamonte village here. Puentevella punched Ramos’ face following […] The post ‘BOKSING SA KONSEHO’: Councilor apologizes, claims he was bullied appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

City dad warns vs delay in P190-M drainage project

CITY Councilor Ely Estante Jr, chair of the Committee on Engineering, Construction, and Public Works, reminded the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-6 to avoid possible delays in the implementation of the P190-million drainage projects in Iloilo City. DPWH-6 is expected to roll out the package to be situated in three key areas in […] The post City dad warns vs delay in P190-M drainage project appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Bacolod councilor punches fellow councilor during city council session - Inquirer.net

Bacolod councilor punches fellow councilor during city council session - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Gerochi open to vice mayoral bid

ILOILO City Councilor and lawyer RLeoni Gerochi said he welcomes the idea of running for vice mayor in the 2019 elections if someone invites him as running mate. “Yes I am open. Kun may mag-invite sa aton, binagbinagon ta eh. Pero kun siling nga ako ya manigal-ot nga magsulod gid saamo na nga posisyon, indi […] The post Gerochi open to vice mayoral bid appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Boxing match mars city council session

BACOLOD City – The regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) here afternoon of Sept 12, 2018 ended in a boxing match between two city councilors. Councilor Kalaw Puentevella, son of former Mayor Monico Puentevella, allegedly punched Councilor Dindo Ramos inside the session hall. Aksyon Bacolod reported that Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran had just called for a […] The post Boxing match mars city council session appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018