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first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Fields drove the Dyip to a 104-96 victory over the erstwhile unbeaten Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters in the earlier game.“That 31-point loss was embarrassing. Everybody in the locker room was so embarrassed, so we have to rectify it with a W,” said Fields after another monster game of 34 points on 13 of 17 shooting, 11 rebounds and five assists.Unlike in that humbling Alaska blowout, Fields got complementary scoring from the local crew this time as guards Rashawn McCarthy and Jeremy King found their range.McCarthy hit six triples for 23 points while King, who drew defenders that left Fields with more room to operate, had 13 points in a contest that the Dyip controlled most of the way.They doubled on Reggie Johnson down low in the closing minutes, frustrating the bulky 6-foot-9 big man en route to the first defeat of the Elasto Painters in four games this conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Amer finished with 28 points—including 13 in the last six minutes of the game—and Newsome added 23 as the duo ruined Standhardinger’s debut with their game-long brilliance.“They’re already the best team in the league and we’re glad we caught them in their first game while they’re struggling with their rotation,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.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 crownFive Beermen punched in double figures, led by Troy Gillenwater’s 19 points, but Standhardinger, the No. 1 pick in this season’s rookie draft, managed just four points as he struggled to find his spot in the Beermen’s system.Meanwhile, coach Ricky Dandan’s high regard for John Fields despite the humiliating loss by Columbian Dyip last time out must have been amplified by now. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PHOTO BY TRISTAN TAMAYO / INQUIRER.netThe night was supposed to be all about Christian Standhardinger’s debut with the San Miguel Beermen. Baser Amer made it all about him.The gutsy guard hit the big shots of the game and teamed up with Chris Newsome to give the Beermen’s backcourt the fits as Meralco pulled off a 93-85 stunner Wednesday night in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Comebacking Leon roars to 2nd spot “Beating an undefeated team feels great. As an import, my job is to set the tone and I told my teammates that I’m serious about winning,” said Fields.Johnson still came up with 30 points and 17 rebounds before the Columbian defensive blanket threw him out of rhythm.Raymond Almazan was effective in the paint, finishing with 16 points and 14 rebounds, eight of them offensive boards, but the aggressiveness of the Dyip practically negated Rain or Shine’s size advantage.Hailed by Dandan as a perfect fit for the Dyip, Fields said their team chemistry is still a work in progress.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMClast_img read more

Nuquay Donates L$200,000 to UL-SIM

first_imgA member of the Student Integration Movement (SIM) of the University of Liberia (UL), Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Emmanuel Nuquay has made a cash donation of L$200,000 to the organization as financial aid to its scholarship program.The Speaker is a graduate of the UL, where he majored in Accounting, and graduated from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. He was a member of SIM.Speaking on behalf of the Speaker on Tuesday, May 2, in his Capitol Building office, his Chief of Staff (COS) Eric Kennedy said the L$200,000 is to afford students the opportunity to enroll at the UL, and is also one of the many contributions the Speaker has made toward education across the country.“The Speaker is very pleased to contribute to the education of students that SIM is providing scholarships for,” Mr. Kennedy said.He added: “The Speaker believes that education is the most important tool that anyone should receive that can bring one success in society. Education lessens the challenges you will face in life and the more knowledge you gain the more opportunities it will open up to allow individuals to achieve better possibilities in career and personal growth. Education has played an important role in the world in the 21st century. A person with a higher education will be easily qualified compared to a person without an extended education; and one will be prepared to do various tasks that careers demand as well as meet job standards.”He said education is important because it helps one develop a unique perspective on life. “It has played a major role for all individuals in society and also has allowed the community to succeed both socially and economically,” he added.Meanwhile, the chairman of SIM, Henry Darbee Blamah, thanked the Speaker for his contribution and said his donation will “forever be remembered.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tottenham outcast priced out of Napoli move

first_img Tottenham midfielder Sandro Tottenham midfielder Sandro looks set to stay at the north London club despite being strongly linked with a move to Napoli.The Brazilian has struggled to command a regular first-team place following the arrivals of Paulinho and Etienne Capoue last summer.Napoli, were hoping to tie up a move for the 25-year-old and thought that a deal could be concluded before the transfer window closed on Monday.But reports in Italy are now suggesting that Tottenham’s asking price will prove too much for the Serie A club and boss Rafael Benitez will switch his attentions elsewhere. 1last_img read more

Kenyan youngsters to train at Figo’s Academy

first_imgA total of 44 youngsters have been scouted from across the country and will undertake the camp set to end on December 5, after which the top 14 will land the once in a lifetime opportunity of training at the Academy co-owned by former Portugal international Luis Figo.“We have traveled across the country in a bid to identify talented players who will one day make history in the sports industry both locally and internationally. It has been a successful journey and we have been able to groom the budding stars with skills that will assist them in achieving their dreams,” Christine Karimi, the CEO of Dream Football Kenya said.Early this year, Dream Football embarked on a scouting process across the country that has seen the selection of the 44 who will be part of the 10-day training camp.-Train like a starThe theme for the year, ‘Train like a star with the stars’ seeks to train the youngsters with the best footballers on a move meant to inspire them to be the next soccer stars.Dream Football Kenya which is undersigned by Dream Football Portugal and co-owned by Luis Figo seeks to make the next generation of international football players aged between 4 – 16 years old.This has been achieved through school football tournaments which is part of the Kenya Primary School Sports Association (KPSSA), under the Ministry of Education.At the camp, the players will undergo a 360-degree experience that will cover nutrition, physical fitness, education and life skills.“It is such an honor to witness the outcome of the partnership we have with Dream Football Kenya. The 44 youngsters are true examples of what hard work and resilience is in achieving greatness. Blue Band joined this initiative as the Nutrition partner, by offering a good breakfast to the children to ensure that they have energy to play,” Njonjo Wanjiku, Upfield Marketing Manager, said.The Dream Football agency is present in 5 countries with over 75 children having been scouted into various clubs in La Liga.Using mobile application as the main platform to scout talented children, the agency has partnered with Ambassador Players such as Ronaldinho and Mario Balotelli, with Manchester United and Real Madrid among those who support the mobile application and provide club opportunities.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The project is being sponsored by Upfield, manufacturers of Blue Band Margarine and will be conducted by former Harambee Stars coaches Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, Stanley Okumbi and former national team captain Musa Otieno.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 26 – Fourteen budding Kenyan footballers will land a lucrative opportunity to train at the prestigious Dream Football Academy in Lisbon, Portugal in April 2020 and will be selected from a camp currently on at the Ol Donyo Sapuk Resort.The project is being sponsored by Upfield, manufacturers of Blue Band Margarine and will be conducted by among others former Harambee Stars coaches Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, Stanley Okumbi and former national team captain Musa Otieno.last_img read more

Carjackers rob two women, a Radio Shack

first_imgThe car was last seen driving east from the area. About 8 p.m., a robbery was reported at a Rosemead Radio Shack, 3628 Rosemead Blvd., said Temple sheriff’s Lt. Mike O’Shea. The suspect vehicle in this crime also appeared to be the same one stolen in the carjacking, O’Shea said. San Gabriel police are also investigating the possibility that the same suspects are responsible for another purse robbery in their city at about 4 p.m. at San Gabriel Boulevard and Marshall Street. Officials reported no injuries in any of the crimes. SAN GABRIEL – Officials are seeking two men believed to have committed a carjacking and as many as three robberies Tuesday in Rosemead and San Gabriel. The carjacking was reported about 5 p.m. on Garvey Avenue at Prospect Avenue, where the suspects stole a white Toyota Corolla from a man, San Gabriel Police and Temple sheriff’s officials said. Few details were immediately available about the carjacking, however police radio reports indicated the suspects were armed with a knife. Minutes later, two men in a car believed to be the one taken in the Rosemead carjacking was used by two men who robbed a woman of her purse in the 200 block of Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel, said San Gabriel police Lt. John Tuosto. No further details were immediately available.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

I’m open to everything! Lukas Podolski unsure over Arsenal future

first_img1 Lukas Podolski is unsure whether he will return to Arsenal when his loan spell with Inter Milan ends.The German forward has spent the second half of the campaign with Inter but has struggled to make an impact, scoring just one goal in 16 appearances.Roberto Mancini last week suggested Podolski is eager to return to Arsenal and see out the remainder of his contract but the 29-year-old has since revealed he is “open” to a permanent move away from the north London club.“I could stay here [in Milan], go back to London or play elsewhere,” he told Sky Sport Italia.“I cannot confirm anything now. I have a year of my contract with Arsenal left and I have talked to others, I’m open to everything.“I always try to do more, I train hard and I always want to play but in the end the coach chooses the team. It is important to have goals, and ours is the Europa League.“It’s not easy when you arrive in a new league. I think I am settled now.” Lukas Podolski last_img read more

New federal funding OK’d for homeless

first_imgCiting changes in its housing agency, Los Angeles officials announced Monday that $72 million in new federal funding has been awarded to the city for its efforts to deal with the homeless. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the Department of Housing and Urban Development made the award to the city’s Shelter Plus Care program. “This is a watershed moment in L.A.’s effort to end homelessness,” Villaraigosa said. “This is proof that when you set a goal, major change and progress can occur.” The federal government had suspended payments to the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles in the wake of questions over how it was operating its voucher program. 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonVillaraigosa said his office received word Monday that funding for housing programs was being restored. The mayor said $60 million will be used for ongoing programs and $12 million will be set aside for new programs.last_img read more


first_imgLabour Party Cllr for Inishowen, Martin Farren, has said that he is extremely confident that good news is on the way for Greencastle Post Office.The Donegal county councillor says he understands a decision on the post office is imminent, and that it is strongly likely to result in a “positive outcome.”“I have lobbied strongly on this issue – earlier in the month I met with representatives from An Post to express the concerns and wishes of the community that the Post Office in Greencastle must remain open. “I have also worked closely with Minister Pat Rabbitte on this issue, and I commend him on his support for the campaign to keep Greencastle Post Office open for business.“Along with dedicated members of the local community I have made the case that this vital local service must remain in place, and the threat of closure must be lifted. I am now confident that our representations will result in a positive outcome for the community of Greencastle.”FARREN CONFIDENT OF DELIVERING GOOD NEWS FOR GREENCASTLE POST OFFICE was last modified: October 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Martin Farrengreencastle post officelast_img read more

Leon Goretzka brace helps Germany book Confederations Cup final place

first_imgGermany eased into the Confederations Cup final following a comfortable 4-1 victory over Mexico in Sochi.Joachim Low’s youthful side overpowered Mexico as Leon Goretzka’s early brace and second-half strikes from Timo Werner and Amin Younes sealed a place in Sunday’s final with Chile in St Petersburg.Marco Fabian scored a fantastic late consolation goal for Mexico to briefly make it 3-1, but the world champions were too good.Germany started the match on the front foot and needed only six minutes to take the lead after they counter-attacked to devastating effect. A loose header from Hector Moreno was picked up by Goretzka, who instantly found the over-lapping full-back Benjamin Henrichs on the right wing. He returned the ball to the on-rushing Schalke midfielder to sweep into the bottom corner from 20 yards.Germany did not waste any time in doubling their advantage, with the 22-year-old striking again two minutes later when he latched on to a Werner through-ball before sliding a composed finish past Guillermo Ochoa and into the far corner.Werner should have done better when he was one-on-one with the Malaga keeper, while former Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos went close on two occasions at the other end as Mexico eventually threatened.Javier Hernandez somehow scooped the ball over from six yards as they maintained their pressure on the German defence.Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen then had to tip Hector Herrera’s free-kick over the bar to keep Mexico at bay before the break.After the restart Raul Jimenez fired straight at Ter Stegen following a quick counter-attack, with Werner dragging his effort wide from a tight angle at the other end.Germany captain Julian Draxler worked Ochoa with a free-kick before Germany moved further ahead in the 59th minute.A flowing move from right to left resulted in Goretzka laying off the ball to Draxler, who threaded a pass to Jonas Hector and his cutback to Werner left the Leipzig man with a tap in for his third goal of the tournament.Ter Stegen produced a great save to deny former Watford midfielder Miguel Layun before Jimenez went one closer by hitting the bar with a looping header, with Barcelona keeper stranded.Ter Stegen was finally beaten when Fabian fired in a wonder strike from 30 yards to reduce the deficit with one minute remaining, but Younes popped up with Germany’s fourth goal with a neat finish in added time. The Schalke midfielder’s early strikes put Joachim Low’s side in control 1last_img read more

Parks’ body to lie in the Capitol

first_img Clinton said he was 9 years old when Parks refused to give up her seat, and he and his friends “couldn’t figure out anything we could do since we couldn’t even vote. So we began to sit in the back of the bus when we got on.” In 1987, Parks co-founded a nonprofit group, the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, to help young people in Detroit, her home since 1957. According to Conyers’ office, a memorial service will be held for Parks at the St. Paul AME Church in Montgomery on Sunday morning. Her body will then be flown to Washington for viewing in the Capitol on Sunday evening and Monday. President George W. Bush is scheduled to attend memorial services at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington on Monday, Conyers’ office said. The White House said Bush would also go to the Rotunda to pay his respects. From Monday night until Wednesday morning, Parks will lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., which has restored the bus on which she refused to give up her seat, will truck it to the Wright museum for display. Aretha Franklin is to sing at the funeral Wednesday at Greater Grace Temple Church in Detroit, said an official with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute of Self Development. Officials in Detroit and Montgomery, meanwhile, said the first seats of their buses would be reserved as a tribute to Parks’ legacy until her funeral. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick put a black ribbon Thursday on the first passenger seat of one of about 200 buses where seats will be reserved. “We cannot do enough to pay tribute to someone who has so positively impacted the lives of millions across the world,” Kilpatrick said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – In death, Rosa Parks is joining a select few, including presidents and war heroes, accorded a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda. It’s the place where, six years ago, President Bill Clinton and congressional leaders lauded the former seamstress for a simple act of defiance that changed the course of race relations. On Sunday, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome. The House agreed by voice vote Friday that the body of Parks will lie in honor in the Rotunda on Sunday and Monday “so that the citizens of the United States may pay their last respects to this great American.” The Senate approved the resolution Thursday night. Congress has authorized this rite only 29 times since homage was paid to Henry Clay in 1852. Those honored include Abraham Lincoln, Gen. John Pershing, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey and unknown soldiers from the world wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The most recent was President Reagan in June last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Parks is one of the few not to have been a government official or a member of the military. In 1909 Pierre Charles L’Enfant, the architect who designed Washington, D.C., was commemorated 84 years after his death. In 1998 two Capitol Police officers slain in the line of duty lay in the ornate room 180 feet below the Capitol dome. Parks, arrested in 1955 after refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Ala., turned to her minister, the Rev. Martin Luther King, for aid. King in turn led a 381-day boycott of the city’s bus system that helped initiate the modern civil rights movement. “This brave, courageous spirit ignited a movement, not just in Montgomery, but a movement that spread like wildfire across the American South and the nation,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. “The Capitol serves as a beacon of American liberty, freedom and democracy, and Rosa Parks served as the mother of the America we grew to be,” House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a joint statement. Parks, who for many years worked in the office of Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in ceremonies in the Rotunda in June 1999. last_img read more