Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are young BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise EDITORS’ PICK Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ READ: Blackwater nabs Belo, Ginebra picks Ferrer; 3 teams still undecidedFerrer thinks that if things go his way, it will be a perfect situation for him for a myriad of reasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentFirst, it allows him to fulfill his dreams to suit up for his favorite team and favorite coach.“Favorite team ko yung Ginebra, and si coach Tim Cone, favorite coach ko din. Gusto ko talaga maging coach sya eh kaya talagang excited ako,” he said. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas It will also give him the chance to link up with former Growling Tigers Aljon Mariano, whom he was teammates with for several years, and Jervy Cruz as part of the Gin Kings.“Reunion ng King Tigers yun ah,” he said. “Sabi nga nila once a Tiger, always a Tiger. Sobrang saya din kasi nandoon yung mga higher batch ko.”READ: Kevin Ferrer, the latest King Tiger, denied of his crownKnown as a reliable scorer and versatile defender, Ferrer believes he has what it takes to help Ginebra win. And there’s no denying that the 6-foot-5 forward also has the character of a Gin King.“Sa tingin ko, madali naman akong makakapag-adjust eh. Sa UST naman, talagang never say die pa rin kami. Sa akin lang, di ako humihinto, basta laro lang,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter View comments Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Former teammates Ed Daquioag, left, and Kevin Ferrer, middle, at the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft Combine. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThis early, Kevin Ferrer is already excited to join crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra.“Sobrang saya ko at excited kasi Ginebra nga yun, fan favorite. Pero rumors pa lang naman eh. Ready naman ako kahit anong mangyari,” he said Friday at the 2016 Slam Draft Suite.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Pistons’ owner: Team ‘very close’ to deal to move downtown
Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing LATEST STORIES NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Dwyane Wade surprises graduates at Stoneman Douglas Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Steph Curry shrugged off a slow start to finish with 23 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the field.The series shifts to Oakland at Oracle Arena for Game 3 on Thursday (Manila time).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green (14) pressures Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) as he drives down court during the first half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson got hurt early in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors and did not return.Thompson limped toward the locker room after landing in a split following a three-point attempt.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ESPN’s Doris Burke, who was working courtside, reported during the game that Thompson felt tightness in his left hamstring.After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr reportedly said Thompson told him “he’s fine” but added the severity of the injury remains unclear at this point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Klay said he’ll be fine, but Klay could be half dead and he would say he would be fine. We’ll see. He pulled his hamstring. He thinks it is minor, so I don’t know what that means going forward,” Kerr said during the post-game press conference after steering Golden State to a 109-104 win that leveled the series.Thompson still led the Warriors with 25 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the three-point area that went with five rebounds and five assists in 32 minutes. View comments
“I don’t want to downplay the significance nor do I don’t want to overstate the circumstances \,” he said. No suspects have been named in the assaults, which followed the attempted kidnapping of a middle-school student in October. The 13-year-old girl was reportedly leaving school when a man grabbed her and tried to force her inside a large, newer-model “bright blue” pickup truck. The suspect was never caught. Parents say these events are an unwelcome reminder that no place is immune from danger. “Just because we are an affluent, middle-class neighborhood, we’re still surrounded by all sorts of things,” said Karen Gilbert, who said the community has been responding to the threats “in a controlled, mature way.” Gilbert no longer lets her 18-year-old daughter walk to school, which she said is less than a minute away from their home. Officials said the high school student who reported the first May incident was walking to school along the the 1200 block of Huntington Drive when she saw a man leaning against a wall. The unknown suspect, described as a Latino around 18, grabbed her from behind and tried to take her into a side yard, but the entry gate was locked. She told police the suspect said, “Shut up, shut up, or I will kill you with my gun!” No gun was seen. She said the man fondled her upper body before she screamed and struck the suspect in the face. He let go and ran away. On May 15, another teenager told authorities a Latino man around 30 had called out to her from his car, followed her on her way to school, pulled over and grabbed her. Police have since said it was not an attempted abduction. In the last incident, on May29, a teenage girl said she was near the corner of Lyndon Street and Diamond Avenue when a man approached her. He told her, “My name is Ramos,” then asked for a date. He reportedly grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her away with him. The student used force to pull away and ran toward the school. Watson said police should be notified of any questionable interaction. “If you’re a student and an adult comes up and you don’t know them, by all means report it,” he said. On the South Pasadena High School campus, students said some teens are exercising more caution, while others were back to their normal behavior, or even joking about the events. “Some kids were even making their own wanted posters,” said 18-year-old Stacey Gilbert. She said the behavior of most of her friends hasn’t changed much, mostly because they are driving and not walking. “It’s frustrating for me because I don’t have a car,” she said. ” I watch myself more, but it doesn’t stop me from going where I want to go.” email@example.com (626) 578-6300 Ext. 4494160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTH PASADENA – After a series of reported sexual assaults and an abduction attempt on high school students last month, life in this quiet community is getting back to normal – with modifications. Police have maintained a heavy presence around South Pasadena School District campuses since an initial sexual assault and abduction attempt was reported near South Pasadena High School on May 8. A larger-than-usual trail of parents in sport utility vehicles has also been spotted dropping off and and picking up students, while those who still walk are being told to stay in groups. South Pasadena police Chief Dan Watson said residents must exercise a caution that is sometimes unusual in a city where kids still play in the streets until sundown. But the line between diligent awareness and full panic shouldn’t be crossed, either, he said.
Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher, as he discusses supporter protests and the Sisu ownership IN FULL above.Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher has told talkSPORT the club’s first trip to Wembley Stadium in 30 years will be ‘a day out the fans deserve’.The Sky Blues beat Wycombe 2-1 in the EFL Trophy semi-final on Tuesday to book their first Wembley final since 1987 – when they famously beat Tottenham to win the FA Cup.A visit to the Home of Football represents a big boost for a club which has been in steady decline over the last decade, and now sits on the precipice of relegation to the fourth tier.Coventry finished eighth in League One last season but now lie eight points from safety, rock bottom of the table.And Fisher hopes the promise of a day out at Wembley will help build a ‘platform of positivity’ at the club as they look to kick start their great escape.“Wembley will be a day out the fans deserve,” Fisher told talkSPORT.“Good luck to them. They’re good people who love their football club and they should have a jolly good day out.“Last night gave us a platform of positivity, to see what we can salvage from this season. The next five to six games are massive for this club and if they attack like they did in the first half and dig deep like the did in the second, we’ll have a chance.”But Fisher concedes a cup final will do little to quell fan anger if the team don’t improve in the league.It seems it will take a minor miracle for the Sky Blues – wo have won just four games this season – to avoid dropping into the fourth tier of English football for the first time since the late 50s.But Fisher has told talkSPORT more signings could yet be made to aid their battle for safety, with reports claiming they could be close to landing veteran former Everton striker Yakubu.“We’re demanding some leadership on the pitch and we’re looking hard for the players to do that,” added the chief.“We may even have a couple of others coming in over the next few days, we’re not sure. Russell is having a good look and if we can add to the team we have a chance.“We’ve told the players we want to see blood coming out of their eyes, that’s how hard I was to see them trying. We want to see it coming from the soul, playing for the badge and more importantly for their self-pride.“It’s all about battling now.”
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.This morning we looked at the latest prices ahead of Monday evening’s clash between West Ham and Chelsea at the London Stadium.Can the Hammers shock the Blues and give hope to their Premier League title rivals?The league leaders are 8/13 favourites to win and go ten points clear at the top of the table, with West Ham 9/2 for a stunning win and the draw 16/5.Meanwhile, Chelsea are 1/8 to lift the Premier League trophy in May, with second placed Manchester City 8/1 and third placed Tottenham 14/1.Fourth placed Liverpool are 4/6 to pip Arsenal [5/4] and Manchester United [13/8] in the race for a Champions League spot.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsLA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will host a shrimp dinner fundraiser at 6 p.m. today. The suggested donation is $7 per plate. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Residents to host 2-block yard sale WHITTIER – Residents of Gregory Avenue between Hadley and Broadway will hold the 15th annual “Two Blocks of Yard Sales” from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Some proceeds will go to California High School’s botanical garden. For more information, call (562) 699-7171. Musicians group to meet Saturday WHITTIER – The Community Musicians will hold their second meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of Els Morah, 5328 Magnolia Terrrace. The group is now in its fall season, which runs through June. For more information, call (562) 695-4907 or (562)861-0763. Conservancy plans anniversary dinner WHITTIER – The Whittier Conservancy celebrates its 19th anniversary with a dinner and silent auction at 6p.m. Saturday at the Whittier Museum, 6755 Newlin Ave. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Saltbox group. Dinner is $20. Reservations are suggested. For more information, call (562) 693-8956. Elks Lodge offers fundraiser brunch WHITTIER – The Whittier Elks Lodge, 13620 Whittier Blvd., will hold a champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will go to help local charities. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call (562) 696-7117. Group to present luncheon seminar WHITTIER – Soroptimist International of Whittier will hold a program on the role of the criminal justice system in response to domestic violence at noon Tuesday at Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive. The program features guest speakers Victoria Lewis Adams, head deputy of the Family Violence Division of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and Charlisa Herriott, a trainer for new recruits at the county Sheriff’s Department. The cost is $15. To make a reservation, call (562)696-6382. City Halloweenfest to be held Oct. 31 LA MIRADA – The city’s annual Halloweenfest will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Neff Park, at San Cristobal and San Esteban drives. Children will enjoy a moon bounce, photo booth, arts and crafts and snacks. Kids and parents are encouraged to dress up and to bring a carved pumpkin for contests. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A defendant in a more than 20-year- old murder was ordered Thursday to return to court Oct. 24, when he will receive a date for his preliminary hearing. John Alcantara, 50, is charged with murder in the death of his former boss, Robert Bennett, on Feb. 16, 1983. Bennett disappeared from a Whittier Narrows sanitation plant after an argument with Alcantara, detectives have said. Last year, investigators said they received new information about the case and arrested Alcantara, who remains at Men’s Central Jail on $1million bail. Veterans group to hold fundraiser
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The qualifiers are almost over and the World Cup is less than a year away, so today the Breakfast boys looked ahead to see who are the current favourites ahead of next summer’s tournament in Russia.Holders Germany are the current 5/1 favourites to claim back-to-back World Cup wins, with a strong France side 6/1 second favourites.Brazil are 6.5/1 for the trophy, with Spain 7/1 and Argentina – who sealed their spot with a crucial victory over Ecuador in their final qualifying game – 10/1.Belgium are 14/1, with England and Portugal on 18/1 and Italy 20/1.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
(661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesThe second shooting Thursday happened at Eastside Park where a man, his wife and their 6-month-old infant were sitting in a car in the parking lot when they were approached by 20 or 30 people who looked like gang members, deputies said. When the group came within three to five feet of his car, the man told deputies, he heard three to five gunshots. At least one bullet shattered the driver’s window, and the man’s face was cut by glass fragments. His wife and baby were not injured. The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about the park shooting to call gang deputies at (661) 948-8466. firstname.lastname@example.org LANCASTER – Deputies are hunting for participants in two gang attacks, one in which a teenage bicyclist’s teeth were knocked out and another that shattered the car window of a couple with their baby. The first attack happened Thursday on Fig Avenue, where a 17-year-old boy was knocked off his bicycle by eight or 10 youths and kicked in the body and face, knocking out two teeth, deputies said. When neighbors chased off the assailants, a person in a car drove toward the neighbors, got out and fired at least three shots. While driving away, he fired at least three more times. No one was hit. One of the suspects who kicked out the teen’s teeth was arrested. His name was not released.
NEWHALL – Seniors make their way between the meal hall, billiard tables and card games in a one-story structure overlooked by a hill where buffalos lounge. This is the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center in Newhall. It’s been serving seniors for 30 years, but for the first time in more than a decade, it has a budget gap. “The trouble is our senior population is growing – our funding isn’t,” said Robin Clough, director of voluntary and recreation programs. The center had to take $100,000 from its reserves in the fiscal year that ended June 30, and it expects further funding shortfalls this fiscal year. The last time the center faced a deficit was in 1991. The center hopes more fundraisers will help, even as it plans a facility expansion with federal cash channeled through the city. Meanwhile, the center, which has 65 employees (half of them part time) and 270 volunteers (mostly seniors), has reduced its staff by four workers. It eliminated all evening programs in July, but started those programs again a couple months later when a church paid to use the center on Sundays. Other cutbacks are possible, Berens said. On Market Street near Hart Park, where buffalos graze in an enclosure within sight of the center, the center offers dozens of programs for seniors. Chairs line the busy halls, and the meal hall is bustling every lunch hour. Seniors are bused in for activities that range from painting to card games. A kitchen makes the home-delivered meals. Case managers work with seniors in need, sometimes after getting a call from a relative in another city. And a respite program works with seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions. More than 8,000 seniors use the center every month. Mary Lou Carraher used to teach calligraphy in local schools. Now the retiree teaches painting at the senior center, heading a class whose members like to joke with her. “Everybody kind of does their own thing,” Carraher said, while sitting next to a student copying from a homemade workbook full of geometric shapes, barren trees and rural-style buildings. Alethia Knox, 64, started using the center more than a year ago after moving to Canyon Country from Harlem in New York City. “It’s wonderful,” she said. “Everybody’s looking out for one another and everybody’s so kind.” But the staff of the center has had to work harder to meet the needs of a growing senior clientele – one that is increasing locally by more than 10 percent annually, Berens said. “We’re looking in every nook and cranny to cut costs as much as we can,” Berens said. email@example.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The center’s total annual budget is $3.1 million, with about 80 percent of that coming from government sources, said Brad Berens, executive director. But corporate donations have plummeted even as costs have increased. The price of gas is up, which hurts the center’s Meals on Wheels program, and the county has ended a utility subsidy the center had enjoyed. In January, the center created a special foundation to raise more money. Duane Harte, former chairman of the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, is heading the foundation and hopes to raise $500,000 in a year. “Basically the senior center, through the federal and state and county funding, has been able to operate pretty much on an even keel,” Harte said. “But this past year, we have had additional expenses come into light that we did not expect.” The center has a couple of regular fundraisers – a wine auction and a dinner function. In August, a business called All Corked Up organized a new event, a wine-tasting festival, that raised nearly $35,000.
Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. It’s no surprise Barcelona ace Messi out performs most statistical models so expected goals (xG) is no match for the astonishingly good Argentine.Since 2014/15, he’s netted 173 league goals but, according to OPTA’s xG model he should only have 131.78 – still a good number but to get 41.22 goals more is a sign of true greatness, especially given it’s over a period of four-and-a-half seasons.But what about the rest of the top 30 goalscorers in Europe? Find out who over and under perform their expected goals total below. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY What is expected goals? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT huge blow REVEALED 2 How the top 30 goalscorers in Europe compare to their ‘Expected Goals’. Barcelona ace Lionel Messi celebrates scoring against Atletico Madrid. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF shining All top goalscorers go through runs of good and bad form – even Lionel Messi has an off day, just not that often.But some superstars, despite their impressive goal tallies don’t hit the back of the net as often as they should, while others get way more than they realistically should. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense gameday cracker ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won