Beermen off to fiery start

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Showing no signs of a championship hangover, San Miguel Beer put its Grand Slam bid into high gear right in its first game in the PBA Governors’ Cup by routing Blackwater, 118-93, on Saturday at Ynares Center.The result made coach Leo Austria say something he had never said before.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Meanwhile, the Road Warriors collide with Phoenix Petroleum at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday as action returns to Smart Araneta Coliseum.NLEX is coming off a win over the Elasto Painters, who are now at 1-2. Yeng Guiao and his rejuvenated Road Warriors are shooting to extend a five-game winning streak dating back to their last two games in the Commissioner’s Cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 PH riders join London cycling fest “I think this is our best start (coming off a championship),” a satisfied Austria said after his Beermen held the short-handed Elite to 36 first-half points. “I’m so proud of my players (because) despite the long break, they were very sharp.”Wendell McKines scored 19 points and had 12 rebounds and five assists while four locals also finished in twin digits. McKines, Marcio Lassiter and June Mar Fajardo combined for 32 points in the first half and almost outscored Blackwater, which fell to its third straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Overshadowed by the Beermen’s explosive debut was Meralco’s 89-73 ripping of Rain or Shine in the second game that gave the Bolts a piece of the early lead with NLEX.Allen Durham scattered 23 points, had as many rebounds and missed a triple double by just three assists. Jared Dillinger backed him up with 19 points built around four triples. View commentscenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Teacher succumbs, 2 in custody

first_imgDays after brutal beatingThe 22-year-old woman who was the reported victim of a brutal beating over the weekend and was said to be in an “unresponsive” state at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) has now succumbed to her injuries.Dead is Kescia Branche, a mother of one and a teacher attached to the Richard Ishmael Secondary School. Branche resided in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown.The teacher reportedly succumbed to her injuries at around 17:00h on Tuesday while receiving medical treatment at the GPHC. Additionally, two persons, including a Police Constable, have been detained for questioning as the authorities continue to probe the incident.Dead: School teacher Kescia BranchePolice A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman, confirmed that two persons were in custody assisting with investigations. He noted that this development is as a result of the CCTV footage provided by the Newtown Night Club, where the teacher was partying last Saturday night.The Police said the rank is under close arrest and cooperating. The unconscious body of the Richard Ismael Secondary School teacher was found in the vicinity of Princes Street and Louisa Row, Georgetown on Sunday morning and was rushed to the GPHC where she remained in an unconscious state, hooked up to life support machines.Her father, Alfred Branche, told <<>> on Tuesday that he is still trying to determine what happened to his daughter. He confirmed that the mother of one died as she was receiving treatment for severe injuries and made an appeal to anyone who may have information to come forward. She died with her twin sister at her bedside.Kescia, who resides in Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown, was last seen on Saturday evening, when she left for a night out with her friends. The Police is seeking the public’s assistance to determine what may have transpired resulting in the brutal beating of the young woman.A source close to the investigation revealed that detectives were on Monday reviewing the CCTV footage at the popular Newtown nightclub where the woman was seen partying and came across evidence of the Officer interacting with the deceased. Kescia and a friend, who is also in custody, left in a vehicle driven by the Police Constable according to the source.Branche’s body is at the GPHC’s morgue awaiting a post-mortem examination as Police investigations are ongoing.last_img read more