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Japan books a semi-final spot in their fourth attempt

first_imgThe Young Nadeshiko in their fourth appearance made no mistake outplaying Brazil in all facets of the quarterfinal match winning convincingly by a 3-1 goal.In the other quarterfinal played yesterday in Port Moresby, Spain were sent packing by Korea DPR 3-2 in a tough challenge where the winner was found in extra time.       Korea DPR is chasing their second title in their fifth appearance. The Asian giants precede as first teams through to the last four.Two qualifying matches today will see USA play Mexico and Germany challenge France with the winners meeting the Asians in the semi-final, and losers going home early.Japan’s coach Asako Takakura after the match said, although Brazil was a tough team as shown in their previous matches, her girls defeated them by sticking to their game plan.She made mention of their defence in the second half as the deciding factor.last_img read more

PH cruises to 2nd straight victory

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ SEA 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 Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos 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 Calvin Abueva scored 16 points, with Andray Blatche and Allein Maliksi adding 14 each.Reyes’ only frustration was that the Filipinos allowed the Singaporeans to hit three-point conversions.“That’s a no-no,” he said. “Imagine if we were playing Japan or South Korea. We need to address that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle LATEST STORIES And he was kind enough to explain.“We wanted to beat our hustle numbers from the last game,” Reyes said after the Filipinos steamrolled their way past Singapore, 113-66, for the second of six wins they need to progress to the Fiba Asia World Cup Qualifying. “We did that in the first half, but we had a very poor second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThere’s no doubt that no team in this tournament would be able to even threaten the Filipinos, and Reyes is using this to find out if his players would be working harder than what is necessary to win these one-sided games.“I understand the point of view of the players that it’s hard to play with sustained effort in games like this,” Reyes said. “That’s why I want to see them come up with the hustle points, points that don’t reflect in the stats sheets but points that will make us win tougher matches.” End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Thai survives poor finish, bags crown With the results of Gilas Pilipinas’ games in the Southeast Asian Basketball Association championship more or less a foregone conclusion, coach Chot Reyes is keeping a different kind of score.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Reyes was referring to effort—the one that gives Gilas extra possessions when they dive for loose balls, deflect passes or tap at rebounds they cannot pluck down, etc.“That’s an important aspect of the game as far as we are concerned,” he went on before heading to the parking lot while allowing fans to take selfies with him. “Tonight I think we did pretty well in that department. Yes, I’m satisfied.”The Filipinos gave up just 40 points in blowing Burma (Myanmar) off the Big Dome floor by 107 points on Friday night. The Singaporeans, though, reached that mark with still 6:21 left in the third period when Leon Kwek Wei Ming split his charities off June Mar Fajardo for 73-40.Next up for the Filipinos is Malaysia, a side that Reyes admires because of the way it plays defense, which he describes as “spunky and tough.”“We have to be prepared for their style of defending,” Reyes said of their 7 p.m. match Sunday also at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Lightning strike at Tour Championship causes 6 injuries

first_imgWATCH: Robredo repacks relief goods with ‘mocha’ behind her Spectators are tended to after a lightning strike on the course left several injured during a weather delay in the third round of the Tour Championship golf tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA — Six people were injured Saturday when lightning struck a 60-foot pine at the Tour Championship where they were taking cover from rain and showered them with debris, Atlanta police said.The third round of the season-ending PGA Tour event had been suspended for about 30 minutes because of storms in the area, and fans were instructed to seek shelter. The strike hit the top of the tree just off the 16th tee and shattered the bark all the way to the bottom.ADVERTISEMENT Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender LATEST STORIES BREAKING: DOJ indicts ex-PNP chief Albayalde for graft Djokovic not worried about blisters with the US Open afoot Brad Uhl of Atlanta was crammed under a hospitality tent to the right of the 16th hole that was open to the public.“There was just a big explosion and then an aftershock so strong you could feel the wind from it,” Uhl said after the last of the ambulances pulled out of the golf course. “It was just a flash out of the corner of the eye. It was raining and everyone was huddled near the tree.”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 clubsUhl said the people on the ground were moving around before the ambulances arrived.Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III said five men and one female juvenile had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He said they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing. MOST READ Mandatory evacuation enforced in Lemery The PGA Tour canceled the rest of golf Saturday, with the round to resume at 8 a.m. Sunday, followed by the final round.Russell said signs were posted on scoreboards of severe weather approaching.“When we suspend play, we encourage everybody to leave and take shelter anywhere they can,” Russell said. “We opened up hospitality areas that are grounded, a lot of other places like that. You’ve got a lot of people, and you have to do that quickly, and sometimes people don’t take shelter.”The starting times for the third round were moved back by more than two hours to end at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports. Russell said they were aware of a forecast for storms, but he described them as “pop-up thunderstorms.”“We have a meteorologist on site. We can monitor that,” he said. “And a lot of times, we get lucky and we don’t get hit with thunderstorms, especially when it’s a situation when they’re pop-ups like that.”Last week at the BMW Championship in the Chicago suburbs, Phil Mickelson was delayed getting to the golf course when lightning struck the top of his hotel, causing a precautionary evacuation.PGA Tour-sanctioned events have not had a death from lightning since the summer of 1991. One man was killed and five were injured from lightning at the U.S. Open at Hazeltine outside Minneapolis. Two months later, a man was struck and killed by lightning walking to his car during a storm delay at the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana.Retief Goosen was struck by lightning as a teenager in South Africa. He survived and went on to win two U.S. Opens, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in June. Priyanka Chopra Jonas joining Amazon’s spy series ‘Citadel’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo hits Mocha over false post: Why let gov’t pay a fake news purveyor? Ambulances streamed into the private club about 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta, where 30 players are competing for the FedEx Cup and its $15 million prize. The players already had been taken into the clubhouse before lightning hit, and before long East Lake was hit with a ground-shaking clap of thunder.Mark Russell, the PGA Tour’s vice president of rules and competitions, said there were dual lightning strikes to the maintenance area and the tree on the 16th hole.Justin Thomas, who had a one-shot lead through five holes when play was halted, said players were eating in the clubhouse when “it felt like the entire clubhouse shook” from the thunder clap.“The first I heard anything was from one of my friends who came out to watch,” Thomas said. “He said, ‘Dude, I think someone got struck by lightning right next to us.’ And then word started spreading.”Thomas said he had left tickets for another friend who was on the opposite side of where the tree was hit.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:40Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang 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! 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‘Luhyarusic’ missing as Ingwe draw in Mumias

first_imgIn Kisumu, Western Stima were 3-1 victors over GOtv Shield champions Sofapaka in another upset of the Easter round.Muhoroni Youth settled for 1-1 draw with Ushuru as Nairobi City Stars suffered their fifth successive loss, this time 2-0 to Mathare United.In Mumias, assistant coach Yusuf Chippo was in charge of Leopards as Logarusic made good of his threat not to travel with the team until his two month salary arrears is settled by the management.“I appreciate the point considering the things that have been going on in the team throughout the week, I’m thankful for the boys who gave their all but we will focus more in the next game.“We need to work more in our forwards; we created a lot of chances but failed to convert. I do believe we will put our house in order so that we can get things right in the field,” Chippo stated after the match.Thika head coach Tim Bryett, was content with the result but said will work more on attacking.“I’m pleased we made chances and dominated, we did well in the midfield but we need to be more clinical in forward line.“We are still in building process it’s going to take time for us to get our philosophy but we will build on each game. Despite what is going on in Leopards, they are still a good team.”Austin Ikenna struck first for Ingwe in the 27th minute with a powerful flying header from Timona Wanyonyi’s cross before Jackson Macharia equalised eight minutes later when he flicked home Michael Luvutsi’s free-kick.Despite welcoming back Martin Imbalambala and winger Noah Wafula from suspension, Chippo made several changes from the squad that went down 1-0 to Ulinzi Stars with reserve keeper Joel Bataro starting in goal for regular Wycliffe Kasaya who was relegated to the bench alongside Burundian Emmanuel Ngama, Ezekiel Seda and Jackson Saleh.Bataro was the busiest keeper in the opening half that saw him deny Thika’s Raymond Omondi twice as Leopards close chance come through Ugandan Martin Kiiza who missed the target by inches.Both sides created several chances in the second-half but none could change the score line as Ikenna, Wanyonyi and Ngama squandered for Leopards whilst on the other end Kevin Oliech and Eugene Mukangula wasted for Thika.Bytte charges had a glorious chance on the first minute of extra time to snatch the winner, but Oliech shot directly at Bataro in what was the last action of the clash with both sides settling for a point.The result saw Leopards move to fifth on eight points while Thika climbed to sixth on six.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, April 5 – AFC Leopards head coach Zdravko Logarusic was missing in the dugout as his charges were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match played at a soaked Mumias Sports Complex on Easter Sunday.Elsewhere, Nakuru All Stars stunned Sony Sugar 1-0 to register their first win through Boniface Akenga who missed a 57th minute spot kick at Afraha Stadium.last_img read more

Oil and gas industry awaiting studies on link between fracking and earthquakes

first_imgWe already know that the B.C. government will be releasing a study this summer on possible links, but the Herald says a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey points to human interference affecting an “unprecedented” spike in mini-earthquake activity around areas of intense oil and gas production.According to co-author William Ellsworth, the activity is related to the injection of wastewater into deep wells, and not hydraulic fracturing activities. He’s quoted as saying in an interview with CNBC,  “This is not news… we’ve known about this for decades… that under certain conditions it’s possible to trigger earthquakes by pumping fluids underground.”The report, to be presented next week in San Diego, notes the average number of minor quakes in the U.S. midcontinent has increased steadily since 2001, culminating in a six-fold jump in seismic activity in 2011.- Advertisement -he Herald story also quotes Travis Davis, a spokesman with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, as saying, “It’s important to let some of the science shine a light on the issue on whether it’s related specifically to fracking, or whether it’s the way you dispose of water.” He concedes the use and disposal of water has become an important issue for producers seeking to increase recycle rates and reduce costs.To read the article by the Calgary Herald, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Student services sought

first_imgThe center would be open from 6 to 7:30 a.m. and 3 to 6:30 p.m. and be staffed by members of the Junior Force Council, an organization of young airmen. “We thought it would be a great opportunity to provide a service to students and give an opportunity to Junior Force Council members to be engaged in the schools,” Kimberly said. Tutors could include engineers who would help students with their math and science homework and provide guidance on how to seek careers at Edwards’ Air Force Flight Test Center or Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate, commonly referred to as the rocket lab. “In the future, we foresee the school being used in the evening for college classes so it becomes an education center for the community,” Kimberly said. Muroc officials welcomed the program and said it would serve not only students who were being dropped off early but others who would like to take advantage of the tutoring and other services. “We are very excited and grateful to the military for stepping in and proposing something that can be worthwhile to students and the base,” Muroc Superintendent Rob Challinor said. “We have many kids where their parents work on base and live off base. The parents have jobs where they have to arrive earlier than when the schools start. They don’t have a suitable place to go.” Challinor said the number of students who are being dropped off early ranges from 10 to 25. Some of them end up hanging out at stores. The Muroc board is expected to take action on a lease agreement for the school at its February meeting. The Air Force would pay a nominal fee under the lease. It was not known when the program might start. “Initially, there was talk about the military purchasing the facility, but I think it would be shortsighted on the school district’s part to sell something we may need five to 10 years from now,” Challinor said. (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – Air Force officials want to open a before- and after-school tutoring and mentoring program at a former middle school that was closed by the Muroc Joint Unified School District as a cost-saving measure. The proposal came about in part because Muroc students, whose parents work but do not live on Edwards Air Force Base, were being dropped off before school started, in some cases as much as 1 1/2 hours before doors were opened. “It was proposed in large part because students were being dropped off at hours way outside school hours,” said 2nd Lt. Brad Kimberly, acting chief of public affairs. “These kids had nowhere to go and nothing to do before school. On occasion, they were being picked up late, so they had time on their hands after school.” The plan calls for opening a Center of Excellence at what used to be Edwards Middle School. Muroc officials closed the campus in 2005 to cut costs. There are four Muroc schools on the base. last_img read more

Hudson’s Hope RCMP bust OxyContin and Fentanyl Lab

first_imgHUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – Hudson’s Hope RCMP have discovered an old OxyContin and Fentanyl Lab.On October 15, 2016 Police were made aware of a possible drug lab at a residence in Hudson’s Hope.The residence of note was a rental property and the lab was discovered when the owners went to check on the property.- Advertisement -Police say the house has been vacant for some time. They also say it had the findings of a drug lab. The owners alerted RCMP immediatley upon the discovery.Hudson’s Hope RCMP asked for assistance from specialized units trained to safely dismantle these kinds of labs. Those specialized teams came from Alberta as well as Vancouver. RCMP officers from Fort St. John and Chetwynd also attended the scence to help with scene security and calls for service.Police say Hudson’s Hope Fire Department and BC Ambulance also played a big part, making sure that everyone was safe and they were available should anyone need medical attention.Advertisement Hudson’s Hope RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone with information on this matter to contact the Hudson’s Hope RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Wal-Mart acknowledges it has expansion plans in store

first_imgIt is considered one of the company’s high-volume sites, he added. “The Industry store does very well for us … The problem is the site there is very limiting,” Rios said. “Our ability to be able to expand on that site is really very limited because it is restricted on three sides of the building.” The company has not determined whether that would mean a Supercenter, but that could be an option, Rios said. “If we can find a site that can allow us to do that we believe our customers would support us…” he said, adding that there are no plans to close the Industry site. In recent months, the nationwide chain had considered anchoring a proposed 11.5-acre commercial retail project planned for La Puente, said City Manager Carol Cowley. Wal-Mart is considering relocating its existing Industry site or opening up a new one in a neighboring community, officials said. Though no concrete plans have been made, the big-box retailer has identified potential sites, Wal-Mart spokesman Aaron Rios said Wednesday. “We’d love to be able to expand in the area,” Rios said. “Whether that’s the city of Industry or in one of the neighboring areas, it is a good market – one that needs additional resources.” The Industry location – in the 17,000 block of Gale Avenue – is a popular store among consumers, raking in between $40 million to $60 million a year, Rios said. Those discussions have ended, officials said. “For a number of different reasons, we have other potential sites that have caused us to go another direction,” Rios said. “That does not mean we have totally abandoned something in La Puente. It’s just not something active on our list of analysis right now.” The news came as a relief to some small-business owners in the La Puente area, like Jack Ramirez, who said he struggles to find merchandise to sell that Wal-Mart does not carry. “You can buy two shirts at Wal-Mart for your kids before school when you can only buy one at mine,” he said of his business, L.A. Jack’s, which borders La Puente and Hacienda Heights. “But mine are better quality.” Nationwide, the construction of Wal-Mart stores are often met with debate from critics who say smaller mom-and-pop shops cannot compete and are often forced to close because of the chain’s dominating market power. The chain is also opposed by labor unions. In Rosemead, foes of a Supercenter that opened at Walnut Grove Avenue and Rush Street last year fought against the the store. The Supercenter’s construction sparked a recall against Councilmen Gary Taylor and Jay Imperial, who supported it. “It was controversial … And I don’t think the revenue \ projected has been met,” said Rosemead Mayor John Tran, who added that residents were most worried about the increased traffic. Other area cities such as Baldwin Park, Covina, Glendora and La Habra have Wal-Marts. Officials in Azusa, Diamond Bar, El Monte, Irwindale and Walnut – which do not have Wal-Marts – have not heard of any interest from the company. “We don’t have any letters of intent, and it’s probably due to the fact that we have one right next door to us in Covina,” said Azusa spokesman Martin Quiroz. In Walnut, even if Wal-Mart wanted to open up a store, it probably would not work because of space constraints, Councilman Tom King said. “We don’t have the room,” he said. “We’re built out.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want 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

Slow growth and rising prices worry Wall Street

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn a speech Sunday night, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan added to the market’s ill humor by indicating that “stagflation” – when inflation accelerates and the economy weakens – is a growing possibility, given last week’s data showing spiking consumer prices. With inflation on the rise, the Fed, which has reduced the target federal funds rate three times since the summer, might feel less inclined to lower rates again. Higher inflation is also a problem for consumers, especially during the holiday season. With only a week left until Christmas, sales data have suggested tepid spending by Americans, who are struggling with higher food and energy costs and tumbling home values. “The consumer is two-thirds of our economy. The consumer holds the key to whether we have a recession in 2008,” said Alfred E. Goldman, chief market strategist at A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. in St. Louis. Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Avalon Partners Inc., said the market is volatile ahead of Friday’s “quadruple witching,” a quarterly occurrence during which contracts expire for stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock futures. The expirations magnified Wall Street’s mood, which has been downbeat because of uncertainty in the market about the effectiveness of the Fed’s actions and the overall economy. “It’s going to be a bumpy ride from here till the end of the year,” Cardillo said. NEW YORK – Wall Street extended last week’s losses Monday as investors remained concerned about flagging growth and rising prices, and were skeptical that a special Federal Reserve credit auction will be a solution. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 175 points and all the major indexes lost at least 1 percent. The Fed offered $20 billion in 28-day credit through an auction Monday. The central bank will not release the results until Wednesday, but the aim of the auction is to encourage commercial banks to borrow from the Fed. That, in turn, is designed to boost banks’ lending to businesses and consumers and keep the economy humming. Last week, the Fed disappointed investors when it cut interest rates by only a quarter of a percentage point, which was less than some analysts expected. Wall Street is pleased that policymakers say they will keep trying to lift market confidence, which has dwindled since home foreclosures started soaring, but the market is so far unconvinced that the auction will be enough. Wall Street started 2007 soaring due to strong merger-and-acquisition activity but found little consolation in deal-making Monday.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

Seeing the world at age 50; Peyton will still win a Super Bowl

first_imgThe five things the Shortstop Grill proprietor likes the best about turning 50: Now have an excuse to wear relaxed waist jeans with expandable waist.Got plenty of ear and nose trimmers as gifts.Feel old enough now to warrant all those prep athletes calling us “Sir.”Don’t feel guilty buying prunes at the Farmers Market.Already got that AARP application in the mail. Now let’s get Grill-ing: It has been learned that former Stanford football players took recruits on several occasions to a San Francisco strip club. The competitive advantage gained obviously explains Stanford’s prowess of recent years. … There’s no joy at San Mateo Serra High School over the Patriots’ demise. After New England’s second Super Bowl victory, alum Tom Brady gave his MVP Cadillac to the school. … Peyton Manning can’t win the big one, but we love those MasterCard commercials he does. … On the other hand, now that the Eagles and Donovan McNabb are yesterday’s news, it could be time for those Campbell’s Soup commercials to go away. … As much as Manning has lost in the playoffs, we don’t think he’ll retire as a Dan Marino or Jim Kelly . He’ll win it all. Eventually. … Now Mike Vanderjagt knows what the Buffalo Bills mean about “wide right.” … The problem with criticizing your quarterback if you’re a placekicker (like Vanderjagt did several years ago) is you can never miss a big one, as Vanderjagt did. … Most overused and tired no-respect quote: “Nobody except the people in this room thought we could win this game.” … From the How Times Change Dept.: It was only three years ago the 49ers beat the Steelers so badly in San Francisco that Steeler fans were throwing their gear off the second deck of the stadium. … It’s not true that Colton football stars Allen Bradford and Shareece Wright chose USC because they already had so much maroon and gold gear. … By making an oral commitment to USC, Wright made good on his promise to attend a college “within four hours” of Colton. … Mike Holmgren might not be coaching the Seahawks if his wife had felt a little more at home in Green Bay. … Evidently former Ohio State star Maurice Clarett has read the Lawrence Phillips instructional book on how to self-destruct. … We like Troy Aikman and Joe Buck as broadcasters. Good info and analysis and not a lot of tomfoolery and announcers talking about themselves. … For the record the Super Bowl is at 3 p.m. (PST) Feb. 5 at Ford Field in Detroit. You can now start planning your Super Bowl parties. John Murphy is proprietor of the fictitious Shortstop Grill. Contact him at (909) 386-3853 or AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita 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