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Archers, Eagles botch Filoil debuts

By on January 20, 2020

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LIST: Jan. 20 class suspensions due to Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were lucky down the stretch,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “We made crucial stops and our players just didn’t give up.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meneses now hopes to see consistency from the Bombers.“Honestly, I don’t have a good team and we’re not strong, but if we play the same way every game in the NCAA the way we played against La Salle, we’ll go places,” he added.The Pirates showcased a balanced offensive with six players, led by newcomer Jaycee Marcelino, finishing in twin digits.Former Ateneo recruit CJ Perez, who sat out last season to comply with the NCAA’s residency requirement, had 13 points for the Pirates but gave the Eagles an opportunity to snatch the game with a turnover.Mike Nieto missed a triple at the buzzer, though, allowing the Pirates to open their campaign on a high note.ADVERTISEMENT Showing renewed confidence, NCAA upstarts Jose Rizal U and Lyceum pulled off stunning victories on Monday at the start of the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers defied the odds by shocking a surprisingly misfiring La Salle squad, 85-81, before the Pirates survived a late Ateneo onslaught to nip the Blue Eagles, 90-89.ADVERTISEMENT The results were unexpected considering La Salle and Ateneo played in the finals of the UAAP last season with the Archers coming out on top. The victors failed to even make the Final Four of the NCAA.The Heavy Bombers seized control of the game early, stifling La Salle’s attack while leaning on Tey Teodoro’s hot start. Teodoro finished with 17 points while Jed Mendoza added 15 for JRU, which forced the Archers to 4-of-32 shooting from beyond the arc.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 returnReigning UAAP Most Valuable Player Ben Mbala tallied 22 points and grabbed 15 boards, but Ricci Rivero and Aljun Melecio combined for 10-of-35 shooting from the field, typifying La Salle’s woes.“We knew we had nothing to lose and plenty to gain against La Salle,” said JRU coach Vergel Meneses. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Fifa seat for nonong Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely 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 MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Three Barbadians log wins at Woodbine

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgETOBICOKE, Ontario (CMC):Three Barbadian horsemen were part of the winning connections of the midweek racecard at the Woodbine Racetrack on Wednesday.Ace veteran jockey Patrick Husbands and his nephew Simon, along long-standing trainer Ricky Griffith logged wins in each of the last three races on the day’s eight-race card at Canada’ premier racing oval.The elder Husbands steered 5-1 chance Conquest Boogaloo to a half-length victory in the CAN $62,300 sixth race, going 1,700 metres on the all-weather track.Husbands moved Conquest Boogaloo up to force the pace in the middle of the backstretch and chased early leader Field of Courage, under Jerome Lermyte, three and four-wide on the far turn.He and Conquest Boogaloo duelled with Field of Courage into the stretch and were headed, but Husbands got the five-year-old, dark bay gelding to dig in, take the lead in the middle of the stretch and hold under a drive to finish in a time of one minute, 45.24 seconds.17TH WINThis was the 17th win for the elder Husbands in the one-month-old season and is third in the jockeys’ standings behind leader Eurico da Silva, on 23, and Rafael Hernandez, on 18.Griffith, a former Barbados champion jockey, collected his first win of the season, preparing the 2-5 favourite Katalox, ridden by Jesse Campbell, which won by 1 1/2 lengths in the CDN$39,800 seventh race over the 1,200m Polytrack.The younger Husbands brought the curtain down on the day’s racing when he drove 5-1 chance Fiery Bear to a 3 1/4-length victory in the CDN$19,500 final race, going 1,700m on the Polytrack.last_img read more

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Serbia’s shooters, Nikola Jokic are Gilas’ biggest problems

By on January 17, 2020

first_imgSEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian03:06Tahimik, Mapanganib | Jong Manlapaz00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake02:44Gatchalian wants arrest for residents returning to Taal danger zones F2 Logistics jams Cignal, cops PSL All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next READ: Tougher World Cup stint for GilasGuiao was referring to Serbia’s deadshot swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic, one of the key players for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA.The 6-foot-6 Bogdanovic and Jokic are just two of five Serbians currently in the NBA, who will suit up in the World Cup. The others are 6-foot-10 Nemanja Bjelica, 6-foot-7 shooting guard Marko Gudurić and 7-foot-3 Boban Marjanovic.Serbia’s offense, though, starts with the do-it-all Jokic, whose deadliest aspect of his game is his passing.“His (Jokic) presence is always felt, inside, outside, with his passing, with his defense we won’t see him scoring heavily but the rest of his teammates around him are getting the benefit of him being a threat and a smart player.”ADVERTISEMENT READ: Fiba World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas focusing on Italy gameBut the Serbians are not just a one-man team and Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao is fully aware of that.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAllen Durham chews out Meralco: Everybody played like sh*tSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“If you’re specifically talking about Jokic, the only close matchup we can have against Jokic is Andray Blatche then, maybe after that, it’s going to be Japeth,” Guiao said. “So we will just look at those matchups and to me, Jokic might be a problem but Jokic is just really somebody who is going to play smart and will just facilitate for his teammates.”“Most of the time it’s Bogdanovic who is really the problem for the other teams,” he added. “Our problem is really not Jokic. Our problem is their shooters.” 3 young volunteers die in car crash after giving aid to Taal evacuees National team head coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Serbia, which plays the Philippines in the opening round of the Fiba World Cup, is among the few teams tipped to win the gold medal in China.Much of it is due to its versatile center Nikola Jokic, who is considered as one of the best big men in the NBA today with his unique skill set for a player his size at 7-feet.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft MOST READcenter_img LATEST STORIES Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery ‘Homeland’ star Patinkin lauds intelligence community View comments Taal Volcano’s quakes, cracks send more people fleeing Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’last_img read more

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White House OKs severe interrogation in terrorism

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgThe basic outcome had been expected, but it was preceded by months of intense disagreement within the administration about where to draw the line on CIA interrogations. The new list of techniques has been approved by the Justice Department as not violating the Geneva strictures, a step that Congress insisted on last October when it passed the Military Commissions Act, which formally authorized the CIA program. The White House order brought condemnation Friday from human rights groups, who argued that it helped systematize a program of indefinite, incommunicado detention and used methods that violate international law. But in a message to agency employees Friday, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the CIA director, defended the interrogation program as having been “irreplaceable,” though he said extraordinary techniques had been used on fewer than half of about 100 terrorism suspects who had spent time in CIA custody. Hayden said the White House order would allow the agency to “focus on our vital work, confident that our mission and authorities are clearly defined.” The CIA said it had suspended its use of harsh interrogation procedures during the debate over the new rules, even as the White House argued that the agency should be given extra latitude to carry out effective interrogations of terrorism suspects. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, the Democratic chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said he would wait to review the Justice Department’s legal reasoning before he passed judgment. Hayden briefed the intelligence committees earlier in the year about the agency’s own review. WASHINGTON – The White House said Friday that it had given the Central Intelligence Agency approval to resume its use of some severe interrogation methods for questioning terrorism suspects in secret prisons overseas. With the new authority, administration officials said the CIA can now proceed with an interrogation program that has been in limbo since the Supreme Court ruled last year that all prisoners in American captivity be treated in accordance with Geneva Convention prohibitions against humiliating and degrading treatment. A new executive order signed by President George W. Bush does not authorize the full set of harsh interrogation methods used by the CIA since the program began in 2002. But government officials said the rules would still allow some techniques more severe than those that govern interrogations by military personnel in places like the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Several officials said the permitted techniques do not include some of the most controversial past techniques, among them “waterboarding,” which induces a feeling of drowning, and exposure to extremes of heat and cold. The specific interrogation methods now approved for CIA use remain classified, but several officials said they did not include “waterboarding,” which human rights organizations and some members of Congress have said are equal to torture. The CIA acted on its own beginning in 2004 to prohibit some of these measures after their use became publicly known. In a conference call with reporters Friday, a senior administration official indicated that another technique now forbidden would be exposure to temperature extremes, and the executive order itself states that detainees must be protected “from extremes of heat and cold.” It is unclear whether sleep deprivation, another technique used in past CIA interrogations, is authorized under the new guidelines. The executive order uses a definition of “humiliating and degrading treatment” that conforms to standards set by international case law, a victory for State Department officials who have tried to calm anger among allies about the secret detention program. According to the senior administration official, the CIA will bar the International Committee of the Red Cross from visiting detainees in agency hands, a prohibition it has enforced in the past. Earlier this year, State Department officials rejected a draft of the executive order because they believed that the language was too permissive and could open the Bush administration to challenges from American allies that the White House was legalizing methods that approach torture. Some Bush administration officials, including members of Vice President Cheney’s staff, pushed for a more expansive interpretation of Geneva Convention language. According to one senior intelligence official, nearly half of the source material used in the recent National Intelligence Estimate on the terrorism threat to the United States came from CIA interrogations of detainees. Some human rights groups said they feared that the Bush administration was using creative legal reasoning to justify practices that American allies have banned.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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A.V. murder trial sent to downtown L.A.

By on December 25, 2019

first_imgJennings remains in custody in lieu of $1 million bail. O’Keefe, an 18-year-old Antelope Valley College student, was found shot to death behind the wheel of her Mustang in the lot on Avenue S, where she had returned for her car after leaving it parked while she rode with a friend to work as an extra in the taping of a music video for rapper Kid Rock. Jennings became a suspect within months of the shooting. He was named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed in December 2000 by O’Keefe’s parents but was not criminally charged until prosecutors filed the case Nov. 15. Jennings told investigators he heard gunfire and watched the Mustang roll backward out of a parking space but didn’t see the killer because his view was blocked by a parked van. Prosecutors said they initially found insufficient evidence to file criminal charges, but later concluded proceedings in the civil case changed that. The gun that killed O’Keefe has never been found. In May 2002, members of a local scuba diving club combed the murky bottom of nearby Palmdale Lake but turned up nothing. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744 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 MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’Jennings, a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran arrested in December while home on leave, is accused of murdering Michelle O’Keefe at a Park and Ride lot he patrolled in 2000 when he was a security guard in Palmdale. He does not face the death penalty. After a hearing on Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy-Powell ruled the Jennings trial is a long-cause matter. The decision came a week after Lancaster Superior Court Judge Thomas White denied a request to move the trial out of the Antelope Valley because of pretrial local publicity that Jennings’ attorney said would deny him a fair trial. Deputy District Attorney Michael Blake said he disagreed with the Kennedy-Powell decision to move the trial from the Antelope Valley and intends to ask for reconsideration of the issue. “There’s a vested community interest in trying crimes in the judicial district where they occurred, especially more serious cases like murder cases,” Blake said. “I disagree with the court taking this administrative action right on the heels of a change-of-venue motion being denied.” PALMDALE – The upcoming murder trial of Raymond Jennings, accused of slaying a female college student in 2000 at a Park and Ride lot in Palmdale, was transferred Monday to a downtown Los Angeles Superior Court after a judge said it would likely take longer than three weeks to complete. Typically, trials lasting longer than three weeks are sent to courts elsewhere in Los Angeles County because the Antelope Valley Courthouse lacks adequate staffing and security for a lengthy trial. Prosecutors argued that the Jennings trial could be finished within 15 court days, but defense attorney David Houchin argued that the trial would require about four weeks, making it what court officials call a “long-cause” matter. “I don’t think anybody with an objective view of the case would think it was anything but long-cause,” said Houchin. “This case has as many issues as most death penalty cases that I have tried.” last_img read more

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Warrant Service on Martin County Man Leads to New Drug Charges

By on December 22, 2019

first_imgTrooper Lents asked Day multiple times if he was in possession of any drugs; Day said he was not. While going through Day’s property at the Martin County Jail, Lents found a small plastic baggie containing a clear, crystal substance. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine.Day was lodged without incident in the Martin County Jail on the criminal warrants as well as the new charges of possessing methamphetamine.Arrested and Charges:Dylan J. Day, 20Loogootee, INWarrant 1:– Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony– Possession of Marijuana, Class B MisdemeanorWarrant 2:– Child Molesting, Class B Felony– Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Class C FelonyWarrant 3 (Revocation of Bond):– Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony– Possession of a Legend Drug, Level 6 Felony– Possession of a Narcotic Drug, Level 6 Felony– OWI Controlled Substance, Class C Misdemeanor– Driving while Suspended Prior, Class A MisdemeanorCharges (Today):– Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony– False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor A Martin County man arrested on multiple criminal warrants earned new drug charges while being booked in jail.Around 9:00 A.M. Wednesday morning, Martin County Deputy Tony Dant was transporting a jail inmate from the Martin County Jail in Shoals to the Daviess County Courthouse in Washington, when Dant observed 20 year old Dylan J. Day of Loogootee, IN in the vehicle in front of him. Day was wanted on three felony warrants through Martin County.Since Deputy Dant was in Daviess County at the time, Daviess County Deputy Aaron Harbstreit assisted Deputy Dant, and placed him into custody on the arrest warrants.Deputy Harbstreit contacted State Police Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents and asked if Lents could transport Day to the Martin County Jail.last_img read more

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Paddling through Northern Cape paradise

By on December 18, 2019

first_imgAs the Orange River approaches Augrabies Falls it divides into numerous channels before cascading down the 56-metre high waterfall.(Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) An aerial view of the aptly-named Orange River, with surrounding vineyards, in the Upington region. (Image: Orange River Wine Cellars) MEDIA CONTACTS • Gawie Nieuwoudt  GKCM organiser  +27 82 550 4664 RELATED ARTICLES • Paddling for a good cause • From the city to the wild • Paddlers in the pink for cancer • Take a diamond tour in Cape Town • SA maps its priority freshwater areasAvashnee MoodleyThe Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon, which took place in the Northern Cape last weekend, is set to become an annual drawcard in the province.The inaugural three-day event attracted nearly 100 participants and hundreds of visitors, who made the journey to a fascinating region that boasts both semi-desert areas and lush vineyards in the valleys of the Orange River.The route took paddlers along the Gariep – better known as the Orange – River from the town of Upington to Kakamas, Khamkirri and Augrabies.Winners Lance King and Heinrich Schloms received R26 000 (US$3 400) in prize money. Michael Mbanjwa and Sibonelo Zondi finished second, with Pierre-André Rabie and Gavin White claiming the third spot.Development teams from seven-times Dusi winner Martin Dreyer’s Change A Life Academy also showcased their talent, with Nzuza Zonele and teammate Kwanda Hlope finishing fourth overall and fellow academy members Ngidi Skhumbuso and Nhlanhla Cele coming in fifth.The women’s race was won by Abby Adie and Hilary Pitchford, who finished in eighth place overall.The total purse was around R207 000 ($27 000).A dream realisedThe event was the brainchild of local resident and paddling enthusiast Gawie Nieuwoudt, who fulfilled a long-held dream to organise a canoe race on South Africa’s longest river.“I love paddling and I am in love with this beautiful river, so I always thought it was wrong not to have a proper race here,” he says.As this was the first race of its sort in the Northern Cape, organisers believe the economic benefits were not as large as they might have been. However, they agree that the province will benefit from the immense exposure it received in the tourism sector, and of course the next time will be better.“As the race grows there will certainly be bigger economic advantages,” says Nieuwoudt, adding that he hopes the Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon would become a legendary race, like the world-famous Dusi.The 99km scenic route was planned by Nieuwoudt and other well-known paddlers, who wanted visitors to enjoy the challenge, and also hoped to promote the Northern Cape region as an adventure destination.The event afforded both paddlers and visitors a glimpse of the vastness of the Green Kalahari and its diversity, which is largely unknown to many South Africans and international tourists.The Green Kalahari region is found along the banks of the Orange River. It borders Botswana and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the north, reaches past Upington in the south, and extends from the Namibian border in the west to the famed diamond fields in the east of the province.The Northern Cape offers a kaleidoscope of scenic beauty ranging from the Green Kalahari itself, to the impressive natural wonder of the Augrabies Falls – named from the ancient Khoi word aukoerebis, meaning “Place of Great Noise” – Namaqualand’s floral splendour and the diamond-mining tradition of Kimberley.Nieuwoudt says he had had three goals in mind before the race. They were: “to host an excellent canoe marathon for the paddlers; to promote the Green Kalahari as an adventure destination; and to create a lasting development programme to teach previously disadvantage communities the sport of paddling.”The first two objectives had been met, he believes, and the newly launched canoe club will address the third objective.Spectacular natural beauty, and great winesAmong the attractions participants and spectators experienced were the spectacular Augrabies Falls, sundowners at the Oranjekom viewsite in the Augrabies Falls National Park, wine tastings at the Orange River Wine Cellars, and visits to the Khamkirri Game Reserve.The wine route is a must for any oenophile’s tour itinerary, as 10% of South Africa’s vineyards are to be found in the Orange River valley and the southern Kalahari.The hot, dry but, fortunately, irrigated areas along the Orange River in the least populated part of the country are home to thousands of hectares of leafy vineyards, producing robust everyday wines.This is the home of the main office of the Orange River Wine Cellars, the largest wine cooperative in the southern hemisphere and, judged on the number of tons harvested, the second-largest in the world.last_img read more

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FIFA: Qatar to host 2022 World Cup from Nov 21 to Dec 18

By on November 27, 2019

first_imgThe 2022 World Cup in Qatar will start on Monday, Nov. 21, kicking off a 28-day tournament that will finish on Sunday, Dec. 18.FIFA’s executive committee confirmed the 2022 dates on Friday, six months after picking Dec. 18 – Qatar’s national holiday – for the final. In March, FIFA finally decided to switch the 2022 tournament from June-July to avoid Qatar’s summer heat.A 28-day World Cup is four fewer than usual and is designed to cause less disruption to clubs and leagues which must shut down for several peak midseason weeks.FIFA had delayed choosing a kickoff date in Qatar while it held talks on the 2019-2024 schedule of national team fixtures.Also read: FIFA suspends secretary general Jerome Valcke over tickets sale The international calendar mandates when clubs must release players for national-team duty. The calendar approved Friday means clubs must release players to the 32 World Cup teams by Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 – one week before the opening match.No national team match dates – either qualifiers for continental championships or friendlies – have been set for October 2022. Instead, the two fixtures typically scheduled in October will be moved forward four months.That creates a four-match program for national teams, scheduled between May 30 and June 14, 2022 at the end of the European season. In a minor switch, the September double-header of national team matches will be pushed back two weeks to start on Sept. 20, 2022.last_img read more

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