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January 20, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSidney Onwubere attacks Rod Ebondo and the Cafe France defense. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt’s not every day that you see Sidney Onwubere shooting the lights out from rainbow country.But when he does, the Fil-Nigerian forward makes sure that he gets the win for his side.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Inquirer 7 top UAAP women’s volleyball players: Week 7 LATEST STORIES Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going homecenter_img His game-winner was just the fitting end to his memorable outing, as he shot 5-of-10 from three to finish with 24 points, three rebounds, and three assists in the victory.But Onwubere bared that his hot shooting is not just one off, saying that has put in the work enhance his range.“I put time on my shooting. The coaches told me that I have to develop that if I want to progress in the pros. They gave me tons of confidence and I’m truly thankful for that,” he said.Despite the win, Onwubere resisted celebrating too much with the job still not over as Racal needs another win to clinch the Finals berth.“The coaching staff tells us that if we get Game 1, we’re already leading,” he said. “But for me, I just want to show what I can do. I want to give my best since this is my first time playing in the D-League.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot On Tuesday, the Emilio Aguinaldo standout drilled the back-breaking trey to win the game for Racal, 88-86, and deliver a 1-0 lead in their 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup semifinals series against Cafe France.READ: D-League: Onwubere saves Racal for 1-0 semis leadFEATURED 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“The coaches just told me, ’Sid, this is for your family and for your team. Do this for your future.’ I just wanted to step up,” he said.And Onwubere did, drilling the shot from 25-feet out from an inbound pass from Allan Mangahas to save the day for the Tile Masters. View comments Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards MOST READ The Tile Masters seek to advance to the Finals when they meet the Bakers anew on Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.last_img read more

January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it will today, May 29, begin the transfer of its archives to the Center for National Documents and Records Agency (CNDRA) in Monrovia. According to a Foreign Ministry release, the decision was taken consistent with an Act passed by the National Legislature in 1977, which gives the CNDRA the responsibility to manage all archives within the Republic of Liberia.Meeting at the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday, May 26, officials of the Foreign Ministry and CNDRA including Minister Augustine Ngafuan, the Co-Chairperson of the Land Commission, Hon. Walter Y. Wisner and CNDRA Director General, P. Bloh Sayeh, agreed to effect the transfer of the archival records to satisfy the requirement of the law. Speaking during the meeting, Minister Ngafuan expressed joy over the exercise terming it as a history making event and noting that the last time documents were transferred from the Foreign Ministry archives was in 1977. He said he was pleased to see this happen again especially where the CNDRA has acquired modern and technical capacity to preserve Liberia’s historic records. For her part, Director Sayeh praised the Foreign Ministry for its decision to satisfy the requirement of the law. She assured that records from the Foreign Ministry will be preserved.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

January 14, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgStory Links The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team defeated the Western Mustangs, 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday, September 23 at the Old Four Tournament in Montreal.HOW IT HAPPENED: Western’s Sarah Irwin opened the scoring with 14 seconds remaining in the first period, but fifth-year Blues forward Kassie Roache evened the score late in the second frame. Toronto took the lead 5:27 into the third when Lauren Straatman found the back of the net, but Mustangs forward Hannah Irwin evened it back up five minutes later.Overtime solved nothing and the game headed into a shootout, where Roache was the lone goal scorer. She ended the game with one goal and one assist. Blues netminder Madeline Albert made 35 saves and stopped all four Mustangs in the shoot out.The Blues fell to the host McGill Martlets, 4-0, on Day 1 of the tournament. Rookie netminder Erica Fryer made 33 saves in the loss.UP NEXT: The Blues wrap up their pre-season schedule in two weeks, hosting the Ryerson Rams (Oct. 5) and York Lions (Oct. 6) at Varsity Arena.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Ferraris were more than six-tenths clear of third-placed Valtteri Bottas in the leading Mercedes with team-mate and three-time champion Lewis Hamilton admitting he struggled to wind up a disappointing fourth.Mercedes have won all of the three previous races held at the Sochi Autodrom and led every lap, and Vettel said he felt Mercedes had been “sand-bagging” — deliberately holding back to lure Ferrari into a false sense of superiority.Vettel said: “It’s a circuit that suits them so they will be strong tomorrow. I think last year people expected Williams to be fastest after Friday, if I remember right, and it turned out Mercedes was the fastest.“That’s how sometimes you can be misled and I think there’s a lot of things we can play with in the car — fuel loads, engine modes…“This looks like a Mercedes track. For sure they didn’t show everything today and they didn’t get a lap together.“So the gap you see, it’s artificial.”The Briton Hamilton, seven points behind Vettel in the early championship standings in what is shaping up to be a two-way fight for the world title, hit back saying: “We never sandbag.“There’s no benefit to sandbagging, ever. I think Ferrari has done in the past, but there is zero benefit for us to do so.“We’re trying to get the car to the optimum balance-wise and today’s generally been a tricky day.“I don’t know why he would suggest that, it’s just Sebastian trying to blow smoke our way. Really, those guys are just very quick.”Raikkonen enjoyed his revival in form following suggestions that his paymasters at Ferrari have been underwhelmed with his performances in the three races so far this season.“I’m happy that things ran smoothly with no issues,” the Finn said.“We had quite a good feeling with the car straight away so it’s always more fun like that. So far it’s fine and tomorrow we have to make it a good day and go day by day.”– Red Bulls off pace –Dutch teenager Max Verstappen was fifth-fastest despite stopping on the circuit following a loss of power, ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.The Australian admitted that the leading duo of teams had blown Red Bull away with their pace.“In terms of us here this weekend, we know this is what we have got, so we are trying to do what we can with the current car and package,” he said.“We have to try to target the top five. When I say that, it is behind Ferrari and Mercedes. To try to be the next best after them is our realistic target.”Brazilian Felipe Massa, showing some of his best form again this season after taking a U-turn on retirement, was seventh for Williams ahead of Nico Hulkenberg of Renault, Dane Kevin Magnussen of Haas and Mexican Sergio Perez of Force India.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during the first practice session of the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi on April 28, 2017 © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVSOCHI, Russian Federation, Apr 28 – Championship leader Sebastian Vettel believes his Mercedes rivals remain the team to beat at this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix despite Ferrari convincingly topping Friday’s practice times.The four-time world champion German and his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen were first and second fastest at the end of an uneven day’s action in Sochi, the Finn having been fastest in the morning.last_img read more

January 12, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img0Shares0000The Canterbury Crusaders’ Jack Goodhue (R) is tackled by the Wellington Hurricanes’ Ricky Riccitelli during their Super Rugby semi-final match, at the AMI Stadium in Christchurch, on July 28, 2018WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Jan 29 – Injured All Blacks flanker Sam Cane will miss more than half the Super Rugby season as he continues a long recovery from a broken neck, his club said Tuesday.Cane was Tuesday again named co-captain of the Waikato Chiefs, this year in partnership with Brodie Retallick, but the club said in a statement he was unlikely to take the field until late April. The openside flanker broke his neck in a collision with South African Francois Louw during the All Blacks’ 32-30 win over the Springboks in Pretoria last October.Doctors said he suffered a fractured vertebrae but escaped nerve damage that would have had more severe consequences.Cane, who only resumed light jogging earlier this month, is now in a race against time to be fully fit for the All Blacks opening Rugby Championship Test against South Africa on July 27.The Wellington Test will effectively be a dress rehearsal for the much anticipated opening pool match at the Rugby World Cup in Japan two months later.The 2019 Super Rugby season kicks off on February 15 with the Chiefs hosting the Otago Highlanders in the opening game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

January 6, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgIt was unclear if Wilson’s role would be recast or eliminated. DreamWorks and Wilson’s publicist did not immediately comment on Wilson’s reported withdrawal from “Tropic Thunder.” Wilson’s publicist issued a statement Monday, asking that “the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” The New York Post reported that the attempted suicide occurred after a vicious quarrel with an unidentified friend. Owen Wilson has withdrawn from the DreamWorks ensemble comedy “Tropic Thunder,” Daily Variety reported today. The 38-year-old actor was reported in good condition at Cedars-Sinai yesterday following a suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home on Sunday. He reportedly took some pills and cut a wrist. Wilson’s frequent collaborator, Ben Stiller, started shooting “Tropic Thunder” six weeks ago in Hawaii, and Wilson was scheduled to began a weeklong shoot in the next two or three weeks, the entertainment industry newspaper reported. The movie, produced by Stiller’s Red Hour Films, also stars Jack Black. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 30, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityHowland receives a bump in salary each year and is scheduled to make $2 million in the final season of the contract. “I’ve got the best job in the country,” Howland said from the Atlanta airport while on a recruiting trip. “I’m paid very, very well. I’m lucky and blessed. I feel lucky and very fortunate in terms of my compensation package.” The contract extension surely must look good to recruits, as do the back-to-back Final Four appearances. “I’m not going anywhere, that’s what I tell our recruits,” Howland said. “I hope to be here for a long time – as long as they keep me.” Under Howland, UCLA has reached the Final Four in consecutive seasons. He received the lucrative extension last year, and essentially received a pay raise this year. Howland can receive an additional $235,000 a year in incentives – the same incentives package he received with last year’s contract. ETC.: Ever so slightly, graduation rates for men’s Division I basketball, baseball and football players are continuing to rise. The NCAA released figures tracking the graduation rates at 318 Division I colleges and universities for athletes who enrolled from 1997-2000. The overall rate for men and women in all sports remained at 77 percent, but the individual rates for the three poorest-performing groups of athletes – men’s basketball, football and baseball – showed slight improvements for the second consecutive year. … San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher promoted his son, Mark, to assistant coach on the Aztecs’ staff. … After a two-year hiatus, the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament will return to Reno in the spring of 2009 and 2010. Prep football The suspension of players after a brawl during a Friday night football game led to the resignation of Duarte High head coach Wardell Crutchfield. “I’m sick of Duarte getting the bad rap it gets and our players not getting the fair treatment they deserve,” Crutchfield said after learning eight Duarte players and eight Gladstone players were suspended for one game for their roles in the field battle. Crutchfield, 31, said several more Gladstone players should have been suspended, and he claimed Gladstone coaches were also throwing punches. Soccer AC Milan was upset, 2-1, by Celtic in Glasgow in the European Champions League, and Liverpool was beaten at home, 1-0, by Olympique Marseille. Shakhtar Donetsk (2-0) won, 1-0, at Benfica (0-2) in the other Group D game on Jadson’s goal in the 42nd minute. American Freddy Adu didn’t play for the Portuguese team. Liverpool (0-1-1) is third in Group A behind Marseille and Porto (1-0-1), which won, 1-0, at Besiktas (0-2) on Ricardo Quaresma’s goal in second-half injury time. In Group B, Chelsea (1-0-1), in its first European match since Avram Grant replaced Jose Mourinho as manager, rallied for a 2-1 win at Valencia (1-1). Schalke (1-1) won, 2-0, at Rosenborg (0-2). In Group C, host Lazio (0-0-2) held nine-time champion Real Madrid (1-0-1) to a 2-2 tie. Olympiakos (1-0-1) rallied for a 3-1 win at Werder Bremen (0-2). ETC.: Pat Noonan scored New England’s first goal and assisted on the next two to help the Revolution beat host FC Dallas, 3-2, and capture their first U.S. Open Cup. Motorsports With an Indianapolis 500 victory and the series title, Dario Franchitti believed the time was right to walk away from open-wheel racing. He’d flirted briefly with NASCAR last year, but a deal to move into stock cars fell apart when Juan Pablo Montoya snagged his ride. So when Chip Ganassi called again with a new opportunity, Franchitti could take it knowing he had nothing left to accomplish in the IndyCar Series. ETC.: Nationwide Insurance has signed a seven-year deal to become the title sponsor of NASCAR’s No. 2 series beginning in 2008. Nationwide replaces Anheuser-Busch, which has sponsored the second-tier Busch Series for 26 seasons. … Mike Bumgarner, crew chief for the No.5 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined $10,000 for an infraction last weekend at Kansas Speedway. … Scott Riggs was hired to drive for Haas CNC Racing, in a car to be determined later. Tennis Serena Williams defeated qualifier Julia Vakulenko, 7-5, 6-2, to reach the quarterfinals of the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany. The seventh-ranked Williams will play second-ranked Svetlana Kuznetsova. ETC.: Top-seeded Tommy Robredo advanced to the third round of the Open de Moselle in Metz, France, by beating Andreas Seppi of Italy, 6-4, 6-2. Deaths A suburban St. Louis high school hockey player collapsed on the ice during practice and died later at a hospital. Adam Litteken, 16, and his Francis Howell Central teammates were warming up for practice Tuesday night at the Rec-Plex rink in St. Charles County when he collapsed, school officials said. The cause of death has not been determined. Horse racing Diamond Stripes and Magna Graduate will take their next steps toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic when they face off in the $500,000 Grade II Meadowlands Cup on Friday night, one of the last major preps for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park. Jurisprudence America’s Cup organizers are considering postponing the 2009 event because of continued legal wrangling over proposed rules changes. Management said it “is concerned that the feasibility of organizing” the event “has been effectively compromised” due to Golden Gate Yacht Club’s lawsuit against Societe Nautique de Geneve, the home club of winner Alinghi.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services Ben Howland will have a little more coin jingling in his pocket this season. Howland just signed a new contract with UCLA that will pay him a guaranteed salary of $1.5 million this season and give him an additional year. That’s $300,000 more than he would’ve made with the extension he received in 2006. The length of the contract – seven years – is the same length as the one he signed last year, although this takes him through the 2013-14 season. last_img read more

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Along with the additional supervision, youths in the 12-week program must complete eight hours of physical training conducted by Marines every Saturday. Monday afternoons are spent doing community service; clearing weeds, filling sandbags and maintaining trails are just a few of the physical projects completed by the group. Thursday nights are spent with parents and children together in group counseling offered in a nonthreatening environment. “We discuss issues prevalent to today’s youth,” Ferrone said. “We try to keep things up to date. Three years ago when we stopped the program, the Internet wasn’t as prevalent, but now kids are getting ideas and acting out on things they see online.” Other topics might include truancy, behavior at home or the growing tagging and graffiti problems. “I talked to one father this week and told him about the orientation meeting,” Ferrone said. “He said he couldn’t get his kid to go to school, how could he get him to come to the meeting? We told him to use his school deputies for support and tried to give him some tools to help him parent. “I told him his son could either go to school or Juvenile Hall. Once parents realize it’s going to cost them money, they understand. But a lot of the kids coming into the program are disrespectful and parents are at their wits’ end.” Santa Clarita’s was viewed as a good example by the rest of the county programs. “We didn’t have confrontations like they did at some other locations,” Ferrone said. “But sometimes I’ll walk past the booking cage at the station and hear someone yell out my name and it will be someone from the program. Overall, we’ve had a 70 percent graduation rate and I still see a lot of the kids in the community.” A recent trip to the store in Canyon Country brought Ferrone face to face with a young woman who credited VIDA with giving her life purpose. “She told me it was one of the hardest things she’s ever done,” Ferrone said. “Now she’s enrolled in beauty school and got squared away. We might have her speak to the class. I ran into a mom at Bowman (High School) the other day whose daughter was in the program. She said she was doing awesome after finishing the program, so it’s definitely worthwhile.” For information on the VIDA program, call (661) 510-0881. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card As coordinator of the VIDA program, he was ready to start the boot camp-style diversion program on a Saturday in February 2003 for 45 kids headed for trouble. Two days before, he was told the funding had been cut. The deputy had to call not only the 43 students enrolled in the program, but also the 150 on the waiting list for the next class. “These are kids on the edge, riding the envelope,” he said. “We had the most successful program in the county and we had to tell them to wait.” Since then, the city of Santa Clarita has worked to bring the program back. The Santa Clarita City Council allocated $100,000 toward the program in its 2005-06 budget, choosing to take a proactive approach to solving a developing youth crime problem. The program gets its participants from a variety of sources: juvenile offenders are court-ordered into the program, school deputies or counselors make recommendations, and parents feeling they have lost control can call the program to enroll their families. “We tell the parents they have to become involved in the process,” Ferrone said. “The program requires both parents and kids be accountable for their actions. We come in and do random drug testing, check the kids’ rooms for guns, knives or dope, we check out their music and tell the parents about explicit lyrics, we look through their closets for clothing that’s unacceptable. We give parents tools to help them handle kids that are out of control.” VALENCIA – An intervention program credited with turning around the lives of more than 250 Santa Clarita youths is coming back, funded by the city of Santa Clarita. VIDA – Vital Intervention Directional Alternatives – is coordinated by sheriff’s Deputy Tim Ferrone and will induct its newest class of 25 on Feb. 11. The program’s return is welcomed by deputies who deal with youthful offenders. “You can take a kid who’s never been arrested, who’s tagging to be cool, and stop them before they’ve lost their identity and do thousands of dollars in damage,” Deputy Bob Schneider said. “The VIDA program can help them before their soul has been sold to a gang.” Three years ago, the program fell to budget cuts. last_img read more

December 25, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgLANCASTER — A Lancaster man has been charged with takeover robberies at two local restaurants. Casey Nunez, 36, is charged with robbing Barone’s restaurant on Avenue I on Aug. 28 and Casa Roma restaurant on Avenue J-2 on Sept. 20, deputies said. At both Barone’s and Casa Roma, the robber ordered patrons to lie down on the floor, sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Husbands said. Nunez was arrested Sept. 20 after a deputy spotted him in a vehicle that resembled one used by the robber hours earlier at Casa Roma, officials said. Nunez led deputies on a short pursuit before he was arrested, officials said. A search Thursday of Nunez’s residence turned up undisclosed evidence that deputies said linked him to the Barone’s robbery and to other takeover-style robberies. Husbands said detectives are investigating Nunez’s involvement in other robberies. Nunez was jailed with bail set at $200,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 24, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgAny thoughts of a swift conclusion to the match were halted with four consecutive breaks of serve as both players suffered from lapses in concentration. But the British number one showed his trademark fighting spirit to break his opponent down and claim victory.Murray’s latest triumph continues what is turning into a glittering season for the Dunblane ace following his win at Wimbledon and final appearances at both the Australian and French Opens. Andy Murray has retained his Olympic title with a four-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro in a gruelling encounter in Rio de Janeiro.The Scot came through in just over four hours to defeat the Argentinian 7-5, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 and claim a second gold medal after winning the event in London in 2012.After claiming a tense opening set 7-5, Murray’s levels dropped and it allowed Del Potro to level the match to the delight of the boisterous crowd in Brazil.Del Potro, 27, had come through a tough semi final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal and his energy reserves seemed to be in short supply as the Wimbledon champion roared back to claim the third set 6-2.last_img read more