Cignal books quarterfinals spot, ousts Victoria

first_imgPrince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aris Dionisio paced Victoria with 12 points and five rebounds while Jayson Grimaldo chimed in 11 markers and 10 boards.The scores: CIGNAL 83 – Perkins 16, Cahilig 13, Bolick 12, Villarias 10, Potts 8, Raymundo 5, Batino 4, Bringas 4, Mocon 4, Arboleda 3, Oftana 2, Tongco 2, Adamos 0, Presbitero 0.VICTORIA 68 – Dionisio 12, Grimaldo 11, Koga 10, Lao 10, Mag-isa 9, Ragasa 5, Ayonayon 4, Herndon 4, Nicholls 3, Bitoon 0, Sorela 0.Quarters: 18-21, 36-31, 61-54, 83-68.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESCignal-San Beda sealed a quarterfinals seat after an 83-68 rout of Victoria Sports-MLQU in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Hawkeyes turned back the pesky Victoria late, turning a close 70-65 lead with 5:02 remaining to a 15-point victory as they finished the game with a 12-3 blast.ADVERTISEMENT China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Jason Perkins captained Cignal with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds while Andres Cahilig got a career-high 13 markers and three rebounds in the win.Robert Bolick chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Byron Villarias had 10. 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“Right now, we’re happy about it. Our first goal was to make it to the quarterfinals. It’s one of our achievements, but still, the boys did a good job. Hopefully, we won’t stop here and we continue to improve,” said Cignal coach Boyet Fernandez as his team stretched its winning run to six and moved to first place with a 6-1 record.Victoria bowed out of the tournament as it absorbed its sixth loss in seven games. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Chris Bosh: ‘My health is great. I’m feeling good’ MOST READ 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 Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

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Really scary night Friend testifies at British sailors trial

first_imgHALIFAX – The friend of a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a Halifax-area military base said during a police interview that the complainant had told her at least four men were involved in the incident and were “taking turns,” the trial of a British sailor heard Tuesday.Under cross-examination by Darren Smalley’s lawyer, the woman in her early 20s was shown a short video clip of her interview with a military police officer on April 11, 2015 — roughly one day after the alleged incident in the barracks of 12 Wing Shearwater.“She was just like… ‘When I came to, I literally couldn’t tell you who it was,’” the friend told Sgt. Tyler Bruce-Hayes in the video, describing what the complainant had told her about the incident.“She said they were going back and forth, taking turns.”Smalley, who was in Halifax to participate in a naval hockey tournament, is charged with sexual assault causing bodily harm and participating in a sexual assault involving one or more people.The woman from Halifax had earlier testified that she found her friend upset and naked on a bed in a boarding room, after the pair had gone to the military base to watch a hockey game.She agreed with defence lawyer Ian Hutchison that she had made an assumption after coming into the room that a sexual assault had taken place, and he asked her why she didn’t call for help.“My main priority was to get her out of there,” the woman said.She agreed that she had been looking around the room for cameras or cellphones because the complainant had indicated she had seen flashes. The woman testified that she found a phone and put it in the fridge.Hutchison asked why she was trying to destroy the device if it contained possible photographic evidence of a sexual assault.“I don’t know. There were a lot of really stupid things I did that day,” she said.Hutchison replied: “The fact is that there was no sexual assault.”She responded: “That’s a lie.”The woman confirmed she saw Smalley asleep in his bed when she first went into the room, and never saw any physical contact between Smalley and the complainant.She also testified that her friend appeared “at ease” throughout much of the evening.“She’s not crying? She’s not telling you she wants to leave? She’s not expressing any concern for her own safety?” Hutchison asked about the complainant’s demeanour before they went to bed.“No,” she replied, agreeing that the Royal Navy hockey players were welcoming and friendly.Earlier Tuesday, the witness was shown a video from inside the barracks, and became emotional after identifying herself and the complainant sitting in a room as music played.She said she didn’t know the short video was being taken, and said: “It’s just really weird to see a video from a really scary night.”The Crown has stayed charges against another sailor, Simon Radford, who is in hospital in the United Kingdom with a serious infection.Four men were originally accused in the alleged sexual assault, but charges against two of the sailors were dropped.The defence did not finish cross-examining the complainant’s friend. She’s expected to continue testifying Wednesday morning.last_img read more

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