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  • Major upset

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments Holding his own against four-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo, Sangalang poured 14 of his 29 points in the final period, while the rest of the Hotshots put together an incredible defensive effort to stop the Beermen, enabling them to grab the headstart in a series that looked one-sided at the start.“Our mindset was not to give up no matter how big San Miguel’s lead,” said the 6-foot-7 Sangalang, who hit two free throws off a foul on Fajardo with 16.5 seconds remaining for the marginal points. “We know we are underdogs in the series, and we have no choice but to give everything for us to stand a chance against San Miguel.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkTaking inspiration from injured teammate Marc Pingris, Sangalang also grabbed nine boards, while alternating with Rafi Reavis in guarding Fajardo, who managed just six points in the fourth after scoring 25 in the first three periods.“We had to help each other with Kuya Ping (Pingris) out,” said Sangalang. “He continues to motivate us and encourage us even when he’s not on the floor.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:40Australia fires: Battle to save homes in New South Wales02:29Robredo to Duterte: 200,000 vote margin no small matter02:14Carpio 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 Making good on his promise to seize the opportunity, Ian Sangalang took over in the fourth quarter as Magnolia fought back from 20 points down in the second half to stun San Miguel Beer, 105-103, Friday night in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT The Hotshots outscored the Beermen, 30-14, in the final period with rookie Robbie Herndon also stepping up with a couple of three-pointers, before Reavis finally gave Magnolia the lead, 101-100.Paul Lee was held to just four points, but he hit a floater and assisted on a Sangalang basket late in the game. The Hotshots caught a break when referees missed an out-of-bounds call on Reavis before he called a timeout with 16 seconds left.Jio Jalalon blew the chance to seal the game earlier, missing two free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining, but Arwind Santos’ potential game-tying jumper was blocked by Reavis in San Miguel’s final possession.“I kept on insisting we wanted a grind it out game,” said Hotshots coach Chito Victolero. “It was always about our defense in the second half. Down by 20, the team didn’t give up. That’s the character that we’ve built from past experiences. That was our process.”ADVERTISEMENT With Final 4 in sight, RDJ wants La Salle to play better against UE Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

  • San Miguel nears 4th straight All-Filipino title, squeaks past Magnolia

    first_imgAlex Cabagnot was the knight in shining armor for the Beermen with his 27 points, but it was the defense which won them the game as Marcio Lassiter tipped the ball from behind Mark Barroca in the final 9.0 seconds which led to Arwind Santos’s game-sealing freethrows.“These players have the heart of champions. They know how to win and how to become winners and I’m thankful for them because they knew what the importance of this game was,” said a relieved coach Leo Austria.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSan Miguel shoots for its fourth straight all-Filipino championship on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Lassiter went 4-of-9 from downtown to wound up with 18 markers, four rebounds, and two steals, while Santos got 13 points and 11 rebounds. June Mar Fajardo, who was named as the Best Player of the Conference before the game, contributed 16 markers, 13 boards, three assists, and three blocks.San Miguel played catch up with Magnolia in the first half before using an 11-0 tear abridging the third and fourth periods to grab the 71-64 lead.Ian Sangalang, though, held fort for the Hotshots and strung five straight points in the final two minutes to keep Magnolia in the game, 82-80., with 1:12 on the clock.“They shackled us and they were able to take the tempo of the game. They want to outrun us and they succeeded,” lamented Austria.Breaks, though, did not go in favor of the Hotshots as Aldrech Ramos missed an open corner triple before the costly Barroca turnover sealed their fate.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:34Reduced to tears after first finals loss, Fajardo raring to get back at Magnolia01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel02:14Carpio 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 MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOne more win.San Miguel survived a gusty challenge from Magnolia and came away with a gutsy 84-80 win to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals series Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sangalang paced Magnolia with 22 points and 11 rebounds, Rome dela Rosa got 15 markers and nine boards, and Barroca chimed in 14 points, nine rebounds, and three steals in the sorry defeat.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 84 — Cabagnot 27, Lassiter 18, Fajardo 16, Santos 13, Ganuelas-Rosser 5, Ross 4, Espinas 1, Heruela 0, Pessumal 0.MAGNOLIA 80 — Sangalang 22, Dela Rosa 15, Barroca 14, Lee 9, Reavis 6, Simon 5, Jalalon 4, Ramos 3, Pascual 2, Gamalinda 0.Quarters: 14-20, 45-46, 69-64, 84-80. Laure sisters team up with Rondina for UST’s Season 81 campaignlast_img read more

  • Spain and Portugal reach World Cup knockout round

    first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Suarez scores again and Uruguay downs host Russia 3-0 Fernando Hierro’s Spain, the 2010 world champions, will play Russia in the next round in Moscow on Sunday while European champions Portugal face Uruguay in Sochi the previous day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES Spain players celebrates his side’s opening goal by Spain’s Isco during the group B match between Spain and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)MOSCOW – Spain and Portugal reached the World Cup last 16 on Monday after two dramatic final group games dominated by VAR decisions.Spain drew 2-2 with Morocco to top Group B thanks to a late Iago Aspas equalizer that was referred to the video assistant referee and Iran held Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal to a 1-1 draw.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

  • Golovkin ready to ‘punish’ Alvarez in rematch

    first_img“I want to punish him for all the bad things him and his team have done,” Golovkin said. “I want to put him down to size.”Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez meanwhile denied his fighter was “angry” or risked losing his composure.“He’s not angry,” Sanchez said. “He’s got a purpose in the gym and he’s got a purpose of what he wants to do inside the ring. “Canelo’s done some things that he feels he needs to pay for, and he’ll do that in the ring. In the gym, it’s just another day training in the gym.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Chivas Fight Club in the ring with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin at Banc of California Stadium as he prepares for the anticipated rematch with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas on September 15th, on August 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Chivas Regal/AFPGennady Golovkin ramped up his war of words with middleweight rival Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Tuesday, vowing to “punish” the Mexican slugger in their upcoming Las Vegas rematch.Unbeaten world middleweight king Golovkin will face off with Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena on September 15, a year after their first encounter ended in a hotly contested draw.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown A rematch planned for May was later canceled when Alvarez failed a drug test, blaming contaminated meat in his native Mexico after testing positive for the stimulant clenbuterol.Relations between the two camps have been marked by animosity ever since Alvarez’s failed test, with Golovkin accusing his rival of being a drugs cheat.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Alvarez’s trainer Chepo Reynoso raised the temperature for the rematch this week after describing Golovkin as a “donkey” who would be easy to beat.“Golovkin is a donkey who doesn’t think,” Reynoso said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments Colin Kaepernick’s Nike deal prompts flurry of debate “He doesn’t have a thought in his head. He’s a man that comes forward throwing the same punches. There’s not much that we need to change.”Asked to comment on Reynoso’s remarks in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Golovkin accused Alvarez of “lacking class.” “I don’t even want to go to that level. It just shows a lack of class, low class, lack of upbringing, lack of intelligence,” he said.“It just shows how they behave. I’ve never said anything so low about anybody.”The barbs from the Alvarez camp have left Golovkin more determined than ever to retain his titles.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

  • $1200 per year property taxes “can’t work” – Mayor

    first_img“Green State” workshopGeorgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green has decried the low fees that residents and business owners pay for property taxes in the capital city as the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) grapples with the environmental impacts from issues surrounding solid waste management.Chase Green reiterated the Georgetown M&CC’s position on the current rates at the Regency Hotel on Monday as she addressed a gathering at the Georgetown consultation on the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).“We have no (property) valuations in many years, so persons are paying $1200 per year for their rates and taxes for their disposal of garbage, cleaning of drains, streetlights and sustainable roads, but $1200 a year cannot work,” the MayorGeorgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Greennoted on Monday.Observing the need for a green and clean city, she called on environmental stakeholders to forge closer collaboration on combating the issues of solid waste and flooding, which she observed posed the greatest challenge to Georgetown. Chase Green added that the two issues were compounded by squatting where many canals cannot be cleared and persons determined to live in the city were encroaching on Government reserves. The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has attempted to remove squatters in various sections of the city, but has faced much resistance and protests.Green economyHead of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Environment, Ndibi Schweirs reminded the consultation of the aim of the GSDS which seeks to provide the foundation for an inclusive green economy. At the same time, she noted too that the GSDS’s goals include the diversification of Guyana’s economy, safeguarding the environment and the improvement of human well-being and equity.“We should position ourselves to be part of development paradigms,” she noted.Meanwhile, UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka told the gathering that Georgetown must be prepared to handle the possible risks from more extreme weather patterns, such as intense warming. Before the consultation ended, Communities Ministry representative, Dr Simpson Da Silva pinpointed that the Ministry was fully committed to Government’s green agenda, and he stressed that it would work with the villages and communities to advance the strategy.Dr Da Silva underscored that he has been working with various Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) leaders to ensure that a part of the constituencies’ 2019 budgets have provisions for a green state development concept. He indicated that the plan was to “green up the spirits and bodies” of villagers and leaders to get them fully on board with the strategy.last_img read more

  • UG offering Associate Degree in Petroleum Engineering

    first_imgGuyanese who are anxiously awaiting the budding oil and gas sector are now being provided with the opportunity to be qualified to benefit from same, with the University of Guyana commencing its Associate of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering as classes resume today.The announcement was first made last year by Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, and was confirmed during the second Oil and Gas Seminar held by Secretary of the University Council, Registrar Nigel Gravesande.The course is being offered in collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago, with some courses expected to be delivered in Trinidad.A UG team had visited the University of Trinidad and Tobago and the University of the West Indies, and an agreement was struck to develop various courses.Speaking during the second forum on “the Youth and the Oil and Gas Sector” on Saturday, Gravesande noted that while the Technical and Vocational Training Education (TVET) Institutions have started to create an enabling environment for training, more had to be done to ensure “sustainable exploration, development and production of the nation’s petroleum assets”.Gravesande explained “Guyana found itself not only as a newcomer to the industry, but also relatively unprepared without the necessary skills to make a significant contribution to the production that was targeted to commence in 2020.”The University Registrar underscored that “this situation gave rise to the demand for these requisite skills in this highly-specialised area of petroleum engineering to be developed locally, but also rapidly.”The programme will be offered for two years and students are expected to be engaged in workshop training and skill courses.last_img read more

  • Private Sector body slams Govt’s confused fiscal policies

    first_imgOne of the major Private Sector institutions in Guyana, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has expressed deep concern over the unclear fiscal direction the coalition Government has for 2018.Finance Minister Winston Jordan03GCCI President Deodat Indar told Guyana Times on Tuesday that Budget 2018 “did not provide clarity on general fiscal direction in terms of the taxation and incentive regime”.While the Budget, which was presented to the National Assembly by Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Monday, was touted as the people’s budget, Indar said the GCCI did not see major initiatives that would have material impact on job growth, something that was of major concern.“Also, we did not see mitigation effects in the loss of jobs we will see pending the closure of more sugar estates; that includes Skeldon, Enmore and Rose Hall,” he added.Further, the GCCI President noted that there was no indication that other sectors and sub-sectors had the capacity to absorb that level of unemployment when thousands of sugar workers become jobless.“We are not satisfied with clarity or the general direction of the fiscal policies of the Government in relation to taxation and incentives,” he further emphasised.However, he said the Chamber was pleased that the Government has moved to reverse some of its policies that had placed a burden on Guyanese.He made reference to the removal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on education and the reduction in the tributors tax for miners, something that was raised by the GCCI during consultations with Government.“What we expected and we didn’t see is the oil and gas development of draft legislation, local content policy and development from the business community standpoint,” he also pointed out.The GCCI President said that his organisation would continue to conduct its assessment of the 2018 Budget and once the estimates of expenditure were made available, it would provide an analysis.He also made a commitment to provide more commentary on sectoral implications at a later date.The Finance Minister on Monday announced that the tributors tax on gold miners was slashed from 20 per cent to 10 per cent, and they would still be required to file annual tax returns.Jordan said this decision was made following representation by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA), which had also met with the Opposition to raise its concerns.However, he noted that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) would intensify their efforts to bring operators in the industry within the tax net. In addition to announcing plans to remove the VAT on private education effective January 1, 2018, the Minister said Old Age Pension would increase from $19,000 to $19,500, a 2.6 per cent increase.Meanwhile, companies and individuals will be granted amnesty to file outstanding tax returns in 2018. However, if bogus returns were filed, individuals and companies would be penalised.Jordan said all corporate and individual taxpayers who have not yet filed true and correct tax returns and paid their taxes would have between January 1 and September 30, 2018 to do so.He explained that taxpayers who file and pay all principal taxes on or before June 30, 2018, would have all interest and penalties waived. Those, he said, who file and pay all principal taxes between July 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018 would get 50 per cent of interest and penalties waived.last_img read more

  • Guyanese cops best Hero CPL Groundsman Award

    first_img– to spend 3 weeks in New Zealand improving craftGuyanese curator Wazim Habib will have a first-hand look at how pitches are made in New Zealand, after being named Best Groundsman of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).Wazim HabibThe National Stadium at Providence has been regarded as one of the best venues among all the venues in the Caribbean in terms of drainage and irrigation. Under the craftsmanship of Habib, the venue has now been transformed from a sluggish 140-score track to a belter that has been producing consistent scores of 170 or more.The highest total was achieved the other night when the Jamaica Tallawahs and the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots clashed in a spot for Sunday’s final. Batting first, the Tallawahs posted a record score of 191, only to have it overtaken shortly after when the Patriots posted 193 to win the encounter by two wickets. Such scores are a credit to the curator’s dedication to ensuring the pitch has been vastly improved ahead of the tournament.As his reward, the man from Enterprise, East Coast Demerara, with some 21 years of experience in his craft, will wing out to New Zealand for further training, where he will spend time in Christchurch and Auckland and see first-hand how pitches are prepared from an international perspective.Habib will spend time with world renowned pitch expert Mark Perham as he looks to further improve his skill and craft as a ground curator.The Busta Sports Club groundsman has been the head pitch man at Providence for the past four years, and has been instrumental in the works since 2016, when the pitches first underwent rehabilitation.last_img read more

  • CSUN student wants fans to go crazy

    first_imgCal State Northridge’s men’s basketball team doesn’t get much fan support, averaging fewer than 1,000spectators per game at the Matadome, compared to more than 3,100 on the road. Part of the reason is CSUN is just 11-12 – though 8-3 at home. Information: jbm42305@csun.edu. Div. I state champion Canyon High’s football dominance has continued, even during Super Bowl Sunday. During halftime, Canyon lineman Mike Hollinger won an annual hot dog-eating contest at Route 66 restaurant in Canyon Country, edging teammate Nick Madia. Give Hollinger props. He’s just a 5-foot-10, 155-pound junior, while Madia, the event’s defending champion, is 6-foot and 260 pounds, and also happens to be the Foothill League’s strongest player, bench-pressing 395 pounds. The Campbell Hall of North Hollywood boys’ basketball team has climbed to No. 25 in USA Today’s national rankings. Here’s a high school team that has gone from worst to first: After winning one game last season, the Hillcrest Christian of Granada Hills girls’ basketball team has made a nice comeback. The Heritage League-champion Eagles, ranked No.5 in the Southern Section Div. V-A poll, are 14-9overall and 9-1 in league play. Among the key players are Brittany Espinoza, Leila Meimandi and Jackie Habashy. Coach Debbie Haliday was a three-year starter at UCLA and a member of the Bruins’ national championship team in 1978. In her senior season at national power UCLA, former Valencia High standout Jaisa Creps finally has cracked the starting lineup as a catcher.- She’s alternating with freshman Kaila Shull. The Bruins have played two games, with Creps going 0 for 2 in a 1-0 opening loss to Texas, followed by Shull going 1 for 2 with a home run in a 14-4 victory against Syracuse at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Baseball phenom Christian Lopes, a 13-year old from Santa Clarita who’s ranked as the nation’s No. 1 player in his age group, said he’s moving from Golden Valley High’s boundary area to Valencia’s, specifically to play for the Vikings. “I don’t want to be a big fish in a small pond. I want to be a big fish in a big pond,” Lopes said. Lopes, who’s 5-foot-9, can hit a baseball 400 feet, and his fastball already is close to 90mph. He’s also a top football running back with blazing speed. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears Sundays in the Daily News. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A bigger problem is the university is basically a commuter school, so it’s never going to be like UCLA or USC even if the team were to go undefeated. One man determined to inject some school spirit no matter Northridge’s disadvantages is Ryan Ridley, a 22-year-old senior who leads a small but devoted group of rowdy student supporters. center_img He never misses a game and is a master trash-talker. “I just love Division I basketball, and I love Cal State Northridge,” Ridley said. “I want this to be like the Cameron Crazies at Duke. A thousand kids in a gym here can mean something.” Ridley was at his best Thursday in CSUN’s 89-69 Big West victory against UC Riverside. “How in the world did you beat Fullerton?” he barked at one of the UCR players. “You guys are garbage!” There is hope CSUN can draw some extra fans to the Big West tournament in Anaheim next month, based on a special $5 student promotion that provides a ticket, transportation and a Matador T-shirt. last_img read more