Cignal grabs D-L top seed

first_img‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Dan Sara unloaded all of his 16 points in the first half to fuel the Batangueños’ strong start before Joseph Sedurifa helped close out the lopsided match.Batangas won three of its last four outings to finish with a 4-5 card in its inaugural stint.Cafe France (5-4) will head into the quarterfinals with a twice-to-beat edge. Tanduay and Jose Rizal U will dispute the other bonus at 5 p.m. Tuesday also at JCSGO Gym.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos 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 Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Cafe France’s Jeepy Faundo and Batangas’ Cedrick Ablaza jockey for position in the match won by the Batangueños Monday. —SHERWIN VARDELEONCignal-San Beda will head into the semifinals as the top seed boasting an eight-game winning streak in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.Led by Jason Perkins and Javee Mocon, the Hawkeyes pulled away late to hack out a 96-86 victory over Racal and grab the No. 1 spot on Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Global FC tests mettle vs Johor MOST READ “We just wanted to bring the positive attitude going to the semifinals,” said coach Boyet Fernandez after Cignal closed out its elimination run with an 8-1 card.Racal slipped to second with a 7-2 record.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 returnWith both teams already assured of outright semifinal berths, it was Cignal which rose to the occasion, turning a close 77-74 edge early in the fourth quarter to an 11-point cushion, 87-76, in the final 4:17 behind Mocon.Perkins led the Hawkeyes with 25 points.Earlier, Batangas wrapped up its campaign with a 91-69 upset of third seed Cafe France. LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home View commentslast_img read more

Woods, Mickelson confirm Sh905mn duel

first_img0Shares0000Phil Mickelson (L) and Tiger Woods meet during a preview day of the World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, on August 1, 2018 © GETTY/AFP/File / SAM GREENWOODLAS VEGAS, United States, Aug 23 – Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will go head-to-head in a winner-take-all Sh905 million ($9 million) duel in Las Vegas in November, it was announced on Wednesday.Woods and Mickelson, who have 19 Major titles between them, will face off at the Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, coinciding with Thanksgiving weekend in the United States. The match play duel between the two veterans, a head-to-head meeting that has been mooted repeatedly over the years, will be screened on pay-per-view.“It’s an opportunity for us to bring golf to the masses in prime time during a period where we don’t have much going on in the world of golf,” Mickelson told ESPN on Wednesday.“It’s a way to show a side you don’t normally see by having us miked up to hear some of the interaction between us.”Mickelson and Woods had an occasionally frosty relationship during their prime years at the summit of men’s golf but have enjoyed warmer ties recently after working closely during various Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup campaigns.Mickelson said there was no chance of the duo carving up the lucrative purse between them, insisting that the event would be winner-take-all.“If you (don’t) do that, it undermines it,” Mickelson said. “The whole point is the winner-take-all thing. That’s the exciting part about it.”Former world number one Woods only returned to golf this year after missing most of the previous two years due to recurring back problems.The 42-year-old bagged a second place finish at the PGA Championship earlier this month while 48-year-old Mickelson missed the cut.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Windsor’s Riz on the brink of Safari Tour glory

first_img0Shares0000Windsor’s Rizwan Charania in action at a Safari Tour event. He currently leads the field at his home club leg of the series with one round left to play.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 20 – Windsor Golf and Country Club’s Rizwan Charania continued with his steady form at his home club’s leg of the Safari Tour Golf Series to remain top of the leaderboard with a two-stroke lead with one round of the leg remaining.He returned a 1-over 73 score on the third round of the tournament, taking his total for the tournament to 2-under par 214; two shots ahead of Dismas Indiza who stormed to second place. On the first nine, Charania started the round with a birdie on the par-4, first before dropping a shot on the par-3, fourth. He quickly remedied the situation with a birdie on the par-5, fifth before holing another bogey on the par-4, seventh for a total of 36 on the first nine; having held par on the other holes.On the back nine, he dropped shots on the par-4, 11th but made a birdie on the par-5, 12th. A bogey on the par-3 17th took his total for the back nine to 37 having held par on the other holes.Speaking after the round, he said:“I still have a long way to go but I am happy with my overall performance. I have improved on my putting which has been my greatest shortcoming and I feel that I can carry this momentum into the Kenya Open.”Commenting on how the Safari Tour has helped the local Pros prepare for this year’s Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship, he said:“I have really enjoyed it; it has given us professionals a wakeup call to step up our game, and has also given us great experience which will be used at the Kenya Open.”Meanwhile, Mumias Sugar’s Dismas Indiza returned an impressive 2-under par 70 score to take his total for the tournament to level-par 216; enough to take him to second place with one leg to go. On the first nine, he holed consecutive birdies on the par-4, second and the par-5, third before dropping shots on the par-4, sixth and the par-4, seventh; but a birdie on the par-4, ninth was enough to take his first nine total to 35.On the back nine, he started off with a bogey on the par-4, 10th but quickly cancelled it out with a birdie on the par-4, 11th. A birdie on the par-5, 15th was enough to take his back nine total to 35; having held par on the rest of the holes.But the day’s headline story comes from Golf Park’s Tony Omuli who shot an impressive 3-under par 69 (the lowest score so far at this leg) to take his total for the tournament to 2-over par 218 to tie for third alongside Muthaiga’s Greg Snow.On the first nine, he holed birdies on the second, third holes and sixth holes; dropping a lone shot at the eighth for a first nine total of 34.  On the back nine, he dropped a single shot at the par-4, 14th but holed birdies on the 18th and the 17th to take his back nine total to 35.  On his part, Greg Snow returned a score of level-par 72 to retain his total tournament score of 2-over par 218.Players tee off at 8:00am Wednesday for the final round of the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club leg of the Safari Tour where the top eight PROs on the Road to Kenya Open ranking will automatically qualify to play at this year’s Magical Kenya Golf Championship.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Premier League round-up: Jesse Lingard leads Manchester United to victory

first_img Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard celebrate 1 Jesse Lingard was the hero for Manchester United as they claimed a 2-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford.It was another dull and fairly lifeless affair involving the Red Devils as a dreary and dismal first half passed without much incident.But seven minutes into the second period youngster Lingard was on hand to brighten proceedings as he controlled superbly just outside the box and clipped a lovely shot beyond Boaz Myhill into the far corner.While, in added time, Gareth McAuley took down a rampaging Anthony Martial in the box, earning himself a red card, and Juan Mata converted the spot-kick to make sure of the points.Meanwhile, despite another goalless display, Wayne Rooney was handed a standing ovation by the Old Trafford faithful when he was taken off as the game petered out.Elsewhere, Jamie Vardy extended his run of scoring to nine consecutive matches as he helped Leicester beat Watford 2-1 at the King Power Stadium.Heurelho Gomes will not be tuning into Match of the Day on Saturday evening as his blunder allowed N’Golo Kante to give Leicester City the lead.The Parisian midfielder skilfully avoided a number of flailing legs in the box but could only stab a tame effort on goal, unfortunately for the Hornets their Brazilian goalkeeper could only waft his lengthy limbs at the strike and watch it roll slowly into the back of the net.And Gomes was again at fault after 65 minutes when he took down Vardy in the box, allowing the England striker to slam home the Foxes’ second, from 12 yards.Kante put a blot on his copybook as he gave away a spot-kick at the opposite end, allowing Troy Deeney to roll the ball in with Kasper Schmeichel diving the wrong way, but Claudio Ranieri’s men held out for the win.Norwich City lifted themselves away from trouble as they condemned Swansea City to 1-0 defeat.It wasn’t the prettiest goal ever for the Canaries with 70 minutes gone as Johnny Howson nodded home Dieumerci Mbokani’s knock down from a Robbie Brady corner, but Alex Neil will not care a jot as his side claim an important three points.Elsewhere, there was another defeat for Sunderland as Southampton beat them 1-0 at the Stadium of Light.Sam Allardyce will be pleased with his side’s defensive improvements but at the end of the day a defeat does the Mackems no favours as they look to avoid relegation.After much huffing and puffing, Saints nabbed the lead from the spot as Dusan Tadic clamly tucked home after Ryan Bertrand’s run was ended, stupidly, by Yann M’Vila inside the penalty area.West Ham United and Everton could not be separated as they drew 1-1 at Upton Park.In recent years, the Toffees have had all the luck in these encounter but the Hammers got themselves in front on the half-hour mark as Manuel Lanzini followed up a Victor Moses shot and, with Tim Howard well out of position, curled a lofted strike into the top right corner.Romelu Lukaku, though, loves scoring against West Ham and, when slid through on goal by a wonderful Gerard Deulofeu pass, he coolly side-stepped the onrushing Adrian before slotting into the empty net just before the break to complete the scoring.Injuries to Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia will leave Slaven Bilic sweating in east London though.Premier League results:Manchester United 2-0 West BromLeicester City 2-1 WatfordNorwich City 1-0 Swansea CitySunderland 0-1 SouthamptonWest Ham 1-1 Evertonlast_img read more


first_imgTragic Jimmy just hours before his death.A Donegal woman whose son died in England is fronting a campaign to have new legislation introduced in the British Parliament to have legal highs banned there.Jimmy Guichard from Letterkenny died last October after taking a legal high.The 20 year old GAA player had moved to England to look after his dad who is suffering from cancer. However Jimmy died after suffering a massive heart attack and brain damage from the unknown substance.Tragic Jimmy Guichard looking fit and healthy.Now his mum Karen has written to the 416 MPs in the House of Lords asking to help her introduce Jimmy’s Law in England.So far 80 of them have responded to her campaign.Karen told Donegal Daily she is delighted by the response to Jimmy’s Law which aims to introduce a total ban on all legal highs across Britain. “Considering I never wrote an email before I am delighted by the response.“I sat down and asked my daughter to set me up with an account and I emailed every one of the 416 MPs.“I have so far received 80 responses and they have promised to help. It’s a great start and I would love to see Jimmy’s Law become a real law,” she said.Karen said life without her eldest son is difficult but the campaign is keeping her busy.“If I can get Jimmy’s Law passed then he will not have died in vain. “We went through hell as a family and I would not like any other family to go through what we went through and are going through.“Nobody knows what is in these legal highs and that is the most dangerous thing,” she said.Jimmy, who was a talented hurler with St Eunans in Letterkenny, was found in his bedroom in Kent by his dad Martin.He was rushed to hospital but died the following day after his family were told there was no hope for him. His mum Karen decided to give permission to release a touching picture of Jimmy on a life-support machine.The picture was later used in an anti-drugs billboard campaign in Latvia.“I wanted people to see what damage taking these so-called legal highs can do,” she said.Karen will be travelling to England in a few weeks to speak about Jimmy’s death in schools across Britain.TRAGIC DONEGAL WOMAN LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO HAVE LEGAL HIGHS BANNED IN BRITAIN was last modified: January 18th, 2014 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:donegalJIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSletterkennylast_img read more

Every PL club’s current points total compared to same stage of 2016/17 season

first_img =6. Liverpool have two more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 52
2017-18: 54 =14. Stoke City have 10 fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 35
2017-18: 25 17 17 17 17. West Bromwich Albion have 20 fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – click the right arrow to see the points difference for every other Premier League team – 2016-17: 40
2017-18: 20 9. Watford have one fewer point than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 31
2017-18: 30 17 17 17 10. West Ham United have three fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 33
2017-18 30 17 17 17 11. Tottenham Hotspur have four fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 56
2017-18: 52 =6. Crystal Palace have two more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 25
2017-18: 27 8. Swansea City have the same number of points as they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 27
2017-18: 27 16. Chelsea have 13 fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 66
2017-18: 53 17 17 2. Leicester City have eight more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 27
2017-18: 35 17 17 17 12. Arsenal have five fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 50
2017-18: 45 17 3. Burnley have five more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 31
2017-18: 36 =4. Manchester United have four more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 52
2017-18: 56 =4. Bournemouth have four more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 27
2017-18: 31 17 13. Southampton have seven fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 33
2017-18: 26 17 We are 27 games into the Premier League season and the table has taken shape.Manchester City are running away with the title, five teams are fighting for just three Champions League qualification spots, and a number of sides are hoping to stay clear of relegation.This is relatively similar to how the Premier League shaped up last term, with Chelsea dominant league leaders and almost half the table wary of finishing in the bottom three places.But how does every team shape up to how they performed last season? Click the right arrow, above, to see every top flight side’s current points total compared with their points total after 27 games of the 2016/17 campaign.*Only featuring the 17 teams who have played in both 2016-17 and 2017-18 Premier League campaigns. Points totals for both seasons taken after 27 matches played. =14. Everton have 10 fewer points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 44
2017-18: 34 1. Manchester City have 16 more points than they did after 27 games last season – 2016-17: 56
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Ex-Texas Gov. Ann Richards, 73

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – Former Gov. Ann Richards, the witty and flamboyant Democrat who went from homemaker to national political celebrity, died Wednesday night after a battle with cancer, a family spokeswoman said. She was 73. She died surrounded by her family at home, the spokeswoman said. Richards was found to have esophageal cancer in March and underwent chemotherapy. The silver-haired, silver-tongued Richards said she entered politics to help others, especially women and minorities who were often ignored by Texas’ male-dominated establishment. “I did not want my tombstone to read, `She kept a really clean house.’ I think I’d like them to remember me by saying, `She opened government to everyone,”‘ Richards said shortly before leaving office in January 1995. Richards rose to the governorship with a come-from-behind victory over millionaire cowboy Clayton Williams in 1990. She cracked a half-century male grip on the governor’s mansion and held up a T-shirt showing the state Capitol and a message: “A woman’s place is in the dome.” In four years as governor of what she called the “New Texas,” she appointed more women and more minorities to state posts than any of her predecessors had. Throughout her years in office, her personal popularity remained high. One poll put it at more than 60 percent the year she lost to Bush.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 MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleShe was governor for one term, losing to Republican George W. Bush when she sought re-election. Her four adult children spent Wednesday with her, said family spokeswoman Cathy Bonner, a longtime family friend. As governor, Richards was most proud of two actions that probably cost her re-election, her family said. She vetoed legislation that would have allowed people to carry concealed handguns, automatic weapons and “cop-killer bullets.” She also vetoed a bill that would have allowed the destruction of the environment over the Edwards Aquifer in southcentral Texas. She grabbed the national spotlight with her keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention when she was the Texas state treasurer. Richards won cheers from delegates when she reminded them that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, “only backwards and in high heels.” She sealed her partisan reputation with a blast at then-Vice President George H.W. Bush: “Poor George, he can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” Four years later, she was chairwoman of the Democratic convention that nominated Bill Clinton for president. last_img

Arsenal move into top four with routine victory over Southampton

first_img 4 huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice ADVICE REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 4 Arsenal got themselves back into the Premier League top four after cruising to a 2-0 victory at home to Southampton.Early strikes from Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were enough to secure the three points and leaves Saints in the bottom three. Arsenal lost Stephan Lichtsteiner to injury before the hour-mark as Laurent Koscielny came on in his place with Shkodran Mustafi pushed out to right-back.Ozil was the next man off the bench for Emery, who also turned to Aubameyang in an attempt to make sure of the three points.Aubameyang should have done better when played in behind but opted to cross the ball, Jannik Vestergaard’s deflection almost leading to an own goal but for some good work from Gunn.Leno was at full stretch to keep out Targett as Saints looked to at least pull back a late consolation but Arsenal held on for a welcome double of a clean-sheet and three points. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The Armenian doubled Arsenal’s advantage on 17 minutes The visitors had a great early chance as Nathan Redmond broke the offside trap and ran through on goal, only for Bernd Leno to rush off his line and block the shot.Arsenal went straight down the other end and took a sixth-minute lead as Lacazette coolly turned home a wayward Mkhitaryan volley after calls for a foul on Lucas Torreira had fallen on deaf ears.Southampton responded well to their early setback and had two decent opportunities to level as Stuart Armstrong’s header was blocked by Sead Kolasinac before Matt Targett’s strike was palmed away by Leno.Once again, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men were made to pay almost instantly as Jack Stephens miscued a backpass with goalkeeper Angus Gunn closed down by Alex Iwobi. His deflected pass found a way through to Mkhitaryan, who made no mistake with an unerring finish to double the lead. RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Lacazette gave the Gunners the perfect start with his sixth-minute goal center_img 4 REVEALED Unai Emery’s men leapfrog Manchester United into fourth, with the Red Devils drawing at home to title-chasing Liverpool.The Spaniard made six changes from Thursday’s Europa League win over BATE Borisov as both Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dropped to the bench.Southampton created enough chances to have at least got on the scoresheet but it was at the back where they were again suspect and they remain 18th and a point from safety after leaving the Emirates Stadium empty-handed.They had beaten Arsenal in December to end a 22-match unbeaten run for Emery’s side but could not seal their first-ever Premier League away win over the Gunners. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ward-Prowse had a decent opportunity to pull one back for Saints 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Yan Valery was busy on the wing for Saints and worked two good shooting chances before Lacazette forced Gunn into action with a header from Granit Xhaka’s corner.The France international was then guilty of missing a close-range chance, firing well over the crossbar from five yards out having been picked out by Kolasinac.Lacazette was starting to find spaces on a regular basis and drew another smart stop from Gunn with a low drive from the edge of the box before the break.Hasenhuttl made two changes at the interval as both Charlie Austin and Michael Obafemi came on – but it was James Ward-Prowse who came close to pulling one back after Xhaka had gifted him the ball on the edge of the box. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Emery’s men have risen into the Champions League spotslast_img read more

Bloomington Regional Dispatcher Tammy Brock Retires after 37 Years of Service

first_imgThe Indiana State Police at the Bloomington Post recently celebrated the career of Tammy Brock, a native of Morgantown and Regional Dispatcher (RD), who recently retired after 37 years of service to the citizens of the State of Indiana.  Tammy’s Indiana State Police career started immediately after graduating from Brown County High School in 1979, going straight to work as a Crash Records Clerk at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Indianapolis.In 1981 she transferred to the Crime Information Center at GHQ where she served until 1992. RDBrock came to the Bloomington Post in 1992 where she served as a Data Input Operator through 1994, until finally becoming a Dispatcher where she served until her recent retirement.Telecommunications operators, for the Indiana State Police, work from six regional dispatch centers located in Bloomington, Versailles, Fort Wayne, Lowell, Bristol (Toll Road) and Indianapolis.They are responsible for dispatching troopers and motor carrier inspectors to calls for service in 92 counties. Dispatchers play a pivotal role in the safety of police officers and public safety officials nationwide.Commonly referred to as regional dispatchers, they use telephones, radios, computers, and technical skills to answer calls for emergency assistance and dispatch first responders to the site of an emergency.They also provide support to field personnel, the general public, local police agencies, emergency medical services, the National Weather Service, and other governmental agencies.Tammy has been married to Roger Brock for 35 years. They have three stepchildren, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way!last_img read more

Today’s High School Freshmen Were Born After 9/11 . . . Never Used Digital Cameras . . . and Don’t Know Life Without WiFi

first_imgHey, it’s that time again, where we remind you that time is linear and you feel SUPER OLD as a result.Buzzfeed put together a list about this year’s high school freshmen and JUST how young they are relative to you.  Check this out . . .1.  Most of them were born in 2002, which means they were born AFTER September 11th.2.  They were born when “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “8 Mile”, and the first Tobey Maguire “Spider-Man”came out.3.  Most of them were born after Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake broke up.4.  Remember how COOL the original white iPods were?  They never had one.  By the time they were old enough to listen to music we were already onto the third or fourth iPhone, and iPods were basically obsolete.5.  They most likely never used a digital camera, and they’ve only taken pictures with a phone.6.  And they’ve never known a world without WiFi, Wikipedia, or GPS directionslast_img read more