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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FITUG bemoans President’s strategy

first_imgDear Editor,The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) – representing the country’s largest number of organised workers – joins with those other political, social and civic organisations, groups and persons to express our concern over President Granger’s obvious reluctance to choose a person from the two lists, so far, presented by the Opposition Leader to fill the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). It is befuddling that of the 12 respectable Guyanese proposed to the President, he has not found any “acceptable”. We of FITUG noted that the President presented the Opposition Leader and the nation with his own interpretation of Article 161 of the Constitution which indicated just who the President would regard as “acceptable”.Also, we and the public have not been enlightened for the rejection of the persons on the two lists. By not giving the nation reasons for his rejection of the two lists of 12 nominees, President Granger leaves us and others to think that the 12 Guyanese are not capable of being professionally impartial or competent to work, with the other six Commissioners who will sit on GECOM.Now, even as the patient Opposition Leader continues the unenviable task and consults the wider society in this arduous quest to submit yet another (third) list, it has already been mooted that should the good President find those other six persons to be “unacceptable” to him, some group of wise arbiters will be appointed to come up with a solution – if not a Chairman.To delay the choice of a Chairman effectively leaving this vital Elections Commission headless will certainly impact negatively on the many-sided tasks related to elections that are the responsibility of GECOM.We have the dubious assurance that the President’s procrastination will not have implications or affect preparations for the 2019 Local Government Elections and the 2020 General Elections.FITUG has been consulted by the Opposition Leader with respect to all his submissions. In those consultations, we endorsed the names on the previous two lists and regard them as upright, matured and qualified Guyanese.This delay to fill the position of Chairman of GECOM must come to an end. The suspicions around such a delay do not augur well for our nation’s well-being nor its reputation regionally and internationally. In terms of free and fair elections, we have come through a difficult past. Let us keep distancing our country from those years and instead be proud of a new architecture built on democratic norms and principles.Sincerely,Federation ofIndependent TradeUnions of Guyana(FITUG)last_img read more

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Liverpool snap up Lallana

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, July 1- Liverpool have completed the signing of Adam Lallana after the Southampton and England midfielder successfully underwent a club medical on Tuesday.The transfer fee agreed by Southampton for the 26-year-old midfielder is believed to be around £25million (31million euros) and he will be on a five-year contract. Lallana is Brendan Rodgers’ third signing of the summer following to Anfield his Southampton team-mate Rickie Lambert and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can, whose move from Germany will be ratified on Tuesday with the official opening of the transfer window for registrations.“I’m so excited for the next chapter of my career, coming to a special club like Liverpool,” Lallana told liverpoolfc.com.“I hope I can add something to the team and hopefully we can win trophies while I’m here, because that’s why I’m here — for success.”Liverpool came up just short in their quest to win a first English title in 24 years last season, finishing runners-up in the Premier League to Manchester City.But Lallana, a boyhood fan of Liverpool’s city rivals Everton, said the way in which the Reds had played last term had left him wishing for a move to Anfield.“Watching the run-in towards the end of last season it was unbelievable,” he said. “It got the hairs on the back of my neck standing up just watching the style of football.“Deep down I was thinking to myself ‘One day hopefully I’ll be able to play in that team’.”– ‘Special commodity’ –Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers added: “What is apparent about Adam is that his character is on a par with his talent.“He has leadership skills and personal qualities that make him a special commodity and I am delighted we have acted decisively to make sure he is wearing a Liverpool shirt next season.”With 18-year-old full-back Luke Shaw — like Lallana a member of England’s World Cup squad — having also left Southampton, in his case for a teenage record £30m move to Manchester United, the Saints have seen three key players leave the south coast club following a season where they finished a promising eighth in the Premier League.But with their coffers freshly swelled by the departure of former captain Lallana, Southampton promised new manager Ronald Koeman — who took over after Mauricio Pochettino, now the manager of top-flight rivals Tottenham Hotspur, also left St Mary’s after the end of last season — would be allowed to use the income to bolster the squad.“The fee received from Liverpool, although undisclosed, will allow the club to further develop the first-team squad for the 2014/2015 season,” a Southampton statement said.Lallana added the prospect of playing in the Champions League was too tempting to turn down.“I am grateful Southampton accepted the offer in the end and granted my wish to play at such a fantastic football club with Champions League football and competing for Premier League titles.“They are different targets to those of a club like Southampton.“Five or six years ago I was playing League One but it is reality we’ve climbed up the leagues and done so well, and I’d like to think I’m here on merit.”Now both Lallana and Lambert are set to make their Liverpool debuts at home to Southampton, who visit Anfield on the opening day of the new league season.“It would have been worse if it had been at St Mary’s so I’m glad it is at Anfield,” said Lallana.“It is fate to be lining up against your former team-mates; Ricky said he would have bet his mortgage on it,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Echesa last gasp goal denies Tusker win

first_imgThe experienced midfielder who has scored in all of Chemelil’s second leg matches stretched in to beat David Okello at goal after Erastus Mwaniki had glanced through a deep cross from Samuel Ouma.It was a frantic end to a rather scrappy and hands back affair between the two sides.The chasing pack of Gor Mahia, Mathare United and Ulinzi Stars will now breathe a sigh of relief as a win by the Brewers would have seen them open the gap between them.Chemelil right back Willis Ouma scored against his former Sofapaka team mate Okello with 15 minutes to play, canceling out Lloyd Wahome’s 45th minute header to end a scrappy first half that saw both sides lack intensity.Chemelil had the ball behind the net in the 10th minute after David Ojuang glanced in a header from an Ouma cross on the left, but second assistant referee Oliver Ouma had his flag up for offside.Both sides struggled to string passes together nor threaten the opposition goal, much of the play being concentrated in a scrappy midfield affair.The game lit up, on Tusker’s end, in the dying minutes of the game, resulting in Wahome rising highest amidst Chemelil defenders to head in from a freekick floated in by his defensive partner Eugene Asike.The goal had come just a minute following Wahome’s volley after Noah Wafula had knocked down an Asike freekick being deflected for a corner.At the start of the second half, Tusker head coach Paul Nkata pulled out Luis Misiko for 2014 Kenya Premier League most valuable player Antony Ndolo with striker Wanga making his first appearance for Tusker coming in for Khamati on the hour mark.Chemelil pushed Tusker and were rewarded in the 75th minute when Willis Ouma’s volley after Hashim Sempala had headed back to him a long throw trickled its way into the net after Jared Obwoge had dummied infront of Okello.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC head coach Paul Nkata issuing instructions. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu.MACHAKOS, Kenya, July 17- Substitute Allan Wanga scored his debut goal as Kenyan Premier League leaders Tusker FC were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Chemelil Sugar at Kenyatta’s Machakos Stadium on Sunday.Wanga who had come in at the hour mark for Mike Khamati sneaked in behind the defense as Noah Wafula’s corner evaded everyone in the box, but his delight of a dream return to the club he helped to the league title in 2007 was thwarted by Hillary Echesa in the 90th minute.last_img read more

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VP of instruction named acting Mt. SAC president

first_imgWALNUT – Mt. San Antonio College’s vice president of instruction, John Nixon, was named as acting president by the college’s board of trustees on Tuesday. Nixon’s appointment takes effect immediately, as Tuesday was resigning president Christopher O’Hearn’s last day. Board President Rosanne Bader said the board thinks highly of Nixon. “We feel that John Nixon will be a real stabilizing force for the college community,” Bader said. “He has a great deal of respect from all the constituent groups on the campus.” Nixon, 56, has been with Mt. SAC for three years. He came to to the college after 24 years at Santa Ana College in Orange County, where he was vice president of academic affairs for 12 years. He will serve as “acting” president until a June 27 board meeting when he can be formally deemed “interim” president, explained school spokesman Clarence Brown. Nixon said the appointment came as a surprise, and did not describe any new plans for the school, but said the college would continue to move forward without interruption. “The plan for now is that I would serve for a year,” Nixon said, adding that he is not interested in serving as permanent president because because he intends to retire within a few years. O’Hearn praised Nixon as an “outstanding choice.” “I can say that with no reservation because I’m the one who hired him at Mt. SAC,” O’Hearn said. “He’s a great, fine man who cares a lot about students, cares a lot about teaching.” O’Hearn, 58, announced his resignation Monday, saying he wanted to find more balance in his life between work and family. He said he would leave within the month. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 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

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Chelsea shut the door on Valencia trying to lure midfielder away

first_img Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu Oriol Romeu has agreed a new three-year deal with Chelsea putting an end to speculation he may join Valencia.The midfielder joined the Blues from Barcelona in 2011 but found first-team opportunities limited and spent last season on loan at Los Che.The La Liga side had hoped to bring the Spaniard to the Mestalla permanently and Romeu had previously indicated his wish to stay with the Spanish club.However, the Spaniard played 70 minutes in Wednesday’s pre-season 5-0 victory over Wycome Wanderers and it appears boss Jose Mourinho is now willing to give the 22-year-old a chance at Stamford Bridge. 1last_img read more

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Sunderland outcast Sebastien Coates a surprise target for AC Milan – Reports

first_img1 AC Milan are considering a shock move for Sunderland outcast Sebastien Coates, according to reports in Italy.The former Liverpool defender is currently out on loan at Sporting Lisbon, who have the option to make the move permanent at the end of the season.However, the Uruguay international may have other options.AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone and sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli were both in attendance when Sporting took on Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.And, according to Gazzamercato, it has been suggested that the duo were keeping an eye on Coates as they look to bolster their defensive unit.The 26-year-old is under contract with the Black Cats until 2019 but Sporting could sign him for a relatively modest £4.3million under the terms of the loan.And it is likely that AC Milan would have to pay more than that to land him from Sunderland should Sporting decide against making the move permanent. Sebastien Coates is currently on loan at Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon last_img read more

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Senate OKs 22 more C-17s
first_imgWASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously signed off Friday on $4.4 billion to purchase 22 Long Beach-built Boeing C-17s, officially rescuing the threatened cargo aircraft from extinction for at least one more year. The funding was part of a $447.6 billion defense appropriations bill that now heads to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it. Both the House and Senate initially provided $2.3 billion for 12 C-17s. In recent weeks, however, negotiators added an additional $2.1 billion for 10 more, writing in a conference report that the Air Force “is encouraged to rapidly procure these additional aircraft in the most efficient manner possible.” Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the funding good news for California, noting that Boeing’s Long Beach facility employs 5,500 people. “It’s a waste of money,” said Jennifer Gore, spokeswoman for the Project on Government Oversight. “The C-17 is not the best use of funds.” Other taxpayer advocates who objected to the funding said the Pentagon was equally at fault. Even as top Department of Defense officials insisted publicly it no longer needed the C-17, at least one internal Air Force memo indicating that the service really did want Congress to continue the line made its way to key lawmakers. “Unfortunately, by the Pentagon playing this game, they can’t complain about other pork,” said David Williams, vice president for policy at Citizens Against Government Waste. “They need to be honest,” Williams said. “What kind of leverage are they going to have with these other pork-barrel projects if they wink and nod and say `We’re not going to request funding, but we’re going to accept it.”‘ Military analysts agreed Congress and the Pentagon could have handled the funding process better, but said the Defense Department was in a financial squeeze. “The Pentagon was making tough trades not because they disagree with the need for the C-17s, but because they also need to buy tankers and they can only afford to buy one,” said Daniel Goure, vice president of the Lexington Institute defense think tank. Gore said the C-17 should not be confused with pork. “This time Congress is getting it right. This is not California pork. There is a real military need here. “Absent the C-17s, the military is essentially out of the wide-bodied aircraft business, which in an era of uncertainty, is a mistake,” he said. Elsewhere around the Southland, Congress also approved: $65 million to help develop the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms. $1.75 million for Gentex Corp. in Rancho Cucamonga for the production of oxygen masks. $1.1 million for perchlorate cleanup in Rialto, Colton and Fontana. $2.25 million for Chang Industry in La Verne for helicopter research and development. $2.12 million for Naval Base Ventura County’s Center for Asymetric Warfare. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’In addition to the C-17s, the bill includes $70 billion in emergency war spending for Iraq and Afghanistan; a 2.2 percent military pay raise; and $1.9 billion for new countermeasures to improvised explosive devices. The bill also is packed with funding for local Air Force and Marine bases, perchlorate cleanup in the Inland Empire and a host of Southland defense firms. “Our troops must know that Congress supports them and we will do everything in our power to get them the resources they need to be victorious in their endeavors,” said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Duncan Hunter, R-San Diego. Government watchdog groups continued to criticize the Senate for its decision to defy the White House and keep the Boeing C-17 line open. The Pentagon requested only eight C-17s for next year and planned to mothball the aircraft after 2008. last_img
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Afghan insurgent attacks soar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The violence “threatens to reverse some of the gains made in the recent past, with development activities being especially hard hit in several areas, resulting in partial or total withdrawal of international agencies in a number of the worst-affected provinces.” The report said the rising drug trade in Afghanistan is fueling the insurgency in four volatile southern provinces. The slow pace of development is contributing to popular disaffection and ineffective implementation of the drug fight, it said. Afghanistan’s poppy crop, which is used to make heroin, increased by 59percent in Afghanistan this past year. Insurgents have launched a record number of roadside bombs and suicide attacks this year, and there have been clashes all year between insurgents and Afghan and NATO security forces, particularly in the southern and eastern provinces near the border with Pakistan. The 3,700 deaths the report attributes to insurgent-related violence is comparable to the number of deaths – about 3,500 – tallied by The Associated Press this year based on reports from the U.S. military, NATO and Afghan officials. KABUL, Afghanistan – Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks a month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in 3,700 deaths in 2006, a bleak new report released Sunday found. In the volatile border area near Pakistan, more than 20 Taliban militants – and possibly as many as 60 – died during several days of clashes, officials said Sunday. The new report said insurgents were launching more than 600 attacks a month as of the end of September, up from 300 a month at the end of March this year. The violence has killed more than 3,700 people this year, it said. Afghanistan saw about 130 insurgent attacks a month last year, said the report by the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board, a body of Afghan and international officials charged with overseeing the implementation of the Afghanistan Compact, a five-year reconstruction and development blueprint signed in February. In the east, Gen. Murad Ali, the deputy Afghan army commander for Paktika province, said 20 bodies were recovered from fighting in Bermel district in the past several days. In addition, he said, two trucks carrying Taliban fighters were destroyed by airstrikes or artillery fire, and officials estimated 40 fighters were killed in those strikes. Four NATO soldiers and three Afghan soldiers were injured, he said, though a spokesman for NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said he was not aware of any serious injuries among NATO troops. Maj. Luke Knittig said the operations in Bermel, which borders Pakistan, were part of an ongoing Afghan-NATO mission to root out Taliban militants before winter. “We know we’ve engaged in successful operations in Bermel with a purpose, and we think those have had a very positive effect against insurgent activity there,” Knittig said. Knittig said Ali’s estimate of 60 dead fighters “sounds about right to me,” but he did not have an independent estimate of the number killed. “We are not into the numbers game here lately,” he said. Death tolls in remote areas of Afghanistan are almost impossible to verify and often vary widely. Abdul Baqi Nuristani, the provincial police chief, said only 25 militants have been killed in Bermel the past couple of days. He said three Afghan and three NATO soldiers were injured in what he called “a very big battle.” Ali said tribal elders took the bodies of eight Pakistani fighters back over the border to be buried. Bermel is home to a military base that hosts both Afghan and U.S. soldiers. NATO-led troops aided by military aircraft killed 15 suspected insurgents in the district on Tuesday after troops on patrol came under attack. 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

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Harrison County Inmate Roster – 3-1-18

first_imgMarshall, Michael L.Battery on OfficerDisorderly ConductResisting Law EnforcementAlbro, Jason M.Battery resulting in Serious Bodily InjuryBroyles, Michael R.FTA – Poss of MethFTA – Poss of Narcotic DrugFTA – Maintaining a Common NuisanceFTA – Poss of Paraphernalialast_img

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