Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum preserved its immaculate record in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament with a 94-92 stunner over Arellano Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates finished the game on a blistering 20-5 run that overhauled a 13-point disadvantage in the fourth quarter as they sealed their 12th win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alvarez sees a knockout and a great fight against Triple G Down 87-74, Lyceum went on a 14-0 run capped off by a bucket from CJ Perez to regain the lead, 88-87, with a little over two minutes to go.“Hopefully it’s a challenge or a wake up call for us that we have to keep on playing until the final buzzer sounds,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson of the close call. “It’s going to be hard along the way but hopefully this game would turn us really into a great team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Chiefs retaliated to get back on top, 91-88, but that was the last they would get the lead as the Pirates took over for good with 7.4 seconds left.Kent Salado still had the chance to tie the game but he missed one of his free throws with 6.5 ticks left. Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Winning start MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Arellano slipped to 4-7, making its battle for a Final Four spot even tougher. View comments
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Phoenix posts No. 3; Ginebra scores Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Rogen Ladon dominated Tongdee Yuttapong of Thailand, scoring a 5-0 win in the men’s flyweight division on Friday afternoon to earn a crack at the country’s fifth gold medal and make up for the exit of two other Filipinos at Jakarta International Expo here.Light flyweight Carlo Paalam bid the tournament goodbye after a 2-3 loss to Amit of India, and middleweight Eumir Marcial fell to Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov via the same score to settle for bronze medals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I just followed my coach’s instructions, and that is to use the straights to my advantage,” said Ladon, an Olympian in Rio de Janeiro two years ago, after securing the country’s second silver. He suffered a cut on the nose bridge after an accidental head butt in the second round.He goes for the gold medal—and the country’s first in the sport since 2010 in Guangzhou—against Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov at 3:15 p.m. (PH time) on Saturday. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Latipov had a more difficult time disposing of his enemy from Kyrgyzstan, Azat Uzinaliev, who hung tough before taking a 4-1 defeat.Team Philippines will continue to improve in the overall medal standings because of Ladon’s sure silver, taking a four-gold, one-silver, 15-bronze tally into the final two days before the curtains fall on the Games participated in by 45 countries.“It will be an all-out war with Latipov,” Ronald Chavez, Ladon’s coach, said. “They are both southpaws.”The men’s basketball team tore Syria to shreds as expected, 109-55, to finish fifth—two rungs better than the previous Games in Incheon.Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points, Christian Standhardinger had 27 and 15 rebounds and two others tossed in twin digits for the squad, which will come home Sunday and start preparations for the Fiba Asia window matches against Iran and Qatar starting Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs JAKARTA—Team Philippines can still have the slam-bang finish it wants in the 18th Asian Games, thanks to a boxer who shrugged off a bad start en route to a convincing semifinal victory.ADVERTISEMENT The country’s soft tennis bets in the men’s division also barged into the quarterfinals after 2-1 victories over Laos and Pakistan, while the women bowed out after 3-0 losses to China and Chinese Taipei.The men will take on Chinese Taipei in Saturday’s quarterfinals.Also in Palembang, Hermie Mascariñas and Ojay Fuentes made it to the finals of the 200-meter men’s canoeing doubles event, clocking 41.441 seconds to finish third in their heat behind China and Kazakhstan. The medal round is set at 10 a.m. (PH time) on Saturday.The women triathletes finished with a lot of fight but short of a medal, with reigning Southeast Asian queen Kim Mangrobang and charming Filipino-American Kim Kilgroe winding up seventh and ninth, respectively, also in Palembang.Mangrobang faded in the final 2.5 kilometers of the run leg, slowed down by 30-degree Celsius heat, and clocked two-hours, 5 minutes and 20 seconds. Kilgroe timed a minute and 37 seconds slower.Japanese Yuko Takahashi won in 1:59:29.Still, it was an improvement from Mangrobang’s ninth-place finish in Incheon.“Humid conditions affected her because she came from Portugal where the weather is cool,” coach Ani de Leon-Brown said.The women’s volleyball team bowed to Kazakhstan, 11-25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 14-16, and was relegated to the battle for seventh and eighth spots. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 16th Annual Fort St. John Oilmen’s 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament is well underway.This Hockey Tournament is where you can watch members of the Oilmen’s Association play hockey.The Fort St. John Oilmen’s 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament is taking place now until this Saturday, April 6, at the North Peace Arena.- Advertisement -For more information, you can visit the Oilmen’s Facebook page.
Mr. Neufeld is one of three BC residents on the Prime Minister’s apppointment list, which also includes CTV’S highly popular veteran broadcast journalist, Mike Duffy. Seven of the new senators come from Atlantic Canada, four from Quebec, two from Ontario and one each, from Saskatchewan and the Yukon. Mr. Harper’s decision to fill the seats with appointments is a controversial one, given his long-standing desire for an elected Senate. However, the Prime Minister says all today’s appointees favor senate reform, including his proposal to reduce the current 45-year term… which carries a mandatory retirement age at 75… to just eight years.Advertisement There will be a new Peace River North MLA after next spring’s BC Provincial Election…That’s because the area officially got a new Federal Senator today… [asset|aid=746|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=292c90ad569591382c3855b0d5988642-Senator Slick_1_Pub.mp3]BC Energy Minister and Peace River North MLA, Richard Neufeld is one of 18 new senators appointed today, by Prime Minister Stephen Harper… Mr. Neufeld says he welcomes the challenge, to do something more for the area… [asset|aid=747|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=292c90ad569591382c3855b0d5988642-Senator Slick_2_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement – As for his position as MLA, Richard will resign and the seat will sit vacant until the May provincial election. The Premier will also designate a new person to take over Richard’s responsibilities as Minister of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources.
Caution – Dylan Apsassin went down on Saturday night, when he crashed into the boards and apparently re-injured his wrist. I’ll try to pass info along as soon as I get it, but anyone who’s watched a Huskies game in the last three years will certainly be hoping for a positive diagnosis for Dylan. For those of you who weren’t there on Friday, or who haven’t seen the Huskies lately, here are three things to be excited about. Line # 3. Luke McInerney has been really impressing lately. He’s far too inconsistent, but when he’s working hard in the offensive zone, and helping out in his own zone, he’s a very useful player, and probably one of the best third-line centres in the league. When these guys have their ‘A’ line-up, and the MACs are the third line (Luke + Owen + Cam), the Huskies are a serious contender. Line # 1. Kalb + Hildebrand + Sidhu. These guys have been all over the scoresheet lately, and show no signs of letting up. I was going to tally up their points from the three games this weekend, but I can’t count that high. According to league stats, Robbie Sidhu has 50 points on the season. That puts him 2 behind Kjell Reid, who sits in second, and 9 behind Cody Kalb. And RS is a rookie. JZ- Advertisement – And so – well, it still seems the nagging question remains. Can the Huskies replicate the game they played on Friday, ON THE ROAD. I think they can. We saw a pretty good effort when they were in WCT on Dec. 19th. The pups stuck with them through two periods, but just couldn’t get anything past Demharter. The key for these guys is to learn to play like they do at home, on the road. The Huskies looked very good on Friday night. Those of you lucky enough to be at the NPA, to witness a 9-2 thrashing of the GP Wheelers will agree, it was a good-looking Huskies team that hit the ice that night. And it’s a team that is certainly capable of playing with Whitecourt. It wasn’t quite as impressive against Slave Lake, but they got the job done, so I think we can excuse a little bit of a hangover… Versatility – The Huskies have the ability to shift up their lines without much drop-off, and that’s a tribute to their depth. Brighton Campbell has an eight-game point scoring streak going, and looked totally comfortable playing on line 2 on Sunday. I am also really loving this combination of Kyle Porter and Brian Gilbert both playing D. If the pups need a centreman, keep KP there, and drop BG back. If a winger, drop back BG. They’ve both handled themselves admirably, and are proving their worth with every passing game. And I mean wow. PLUS – The ‘X’ factor. The Huskies’ defensive corps is probably their weakest link, but some of these guys have really been stepping up lately. Add in some very talented Midgets who might join for the playoffs, this team now has all the ingredients they need to take on those punks in WCT. Line # 2. Norris + Fast (or Cam MacK) + Dylan (we hope). If there’s one thing that should be striking fear into the other 7 teams right now, it’s Kole Norris. This guy has really struggled this year, but seems to be coming on, at just the right time. You have to hand it to him, despite his slump, and all kinds of bad luck, he kept with it, and in many games was seen making great passes, creating chances, and making goals happen. He just wasn’t scoring. But now he is. In fact, one of his goals on Sunday against SL went off a defender and in. If bounces start going KN’s way, goaltenders beware. In fact, much as we all knew Steve Fast would be important to KN’s success, the way these guys played on Friday, Steve-O may find himself on the fourth line next time he’s in town.
ATLANTA – Think bird flu will become a worldwide threat this summer? Wanna put some money on that? In an unusual effort to better predict the advance of a potential flu pandemic, public health experts will be staked about $100 apiece to bet on the spread of bird flu. This type of grim futures market has also been created to predict hurricanes and temporarily, a few years ago, terrorist attacks. In this case, the goal is to develop a faster way to collect expert opinion about the potential spread of a deadly disease outbreak. “Farmers have used futures markets for decades to make decisions about what crops to plant. We’re just borrowing that concept to help people in public health and health care make decisions about the future,” said Dr. Phil Polgreen, a University of Iowa assistant professor of medicine who helped create the project. It’s being funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is donating nearly $250,000 to the effort. The University of Iowa, which set up futures exercises for hurricane predictions, box office receipts and presidential elections, will operate the bird flu enterprise. Organizers hope to recruit at least 100 epidemiologists, veterinarians and other medical experts from around the world for the two-year project. They will be asked to join an online trading system akin to agricultural futures markets, in which an investor buys contracts that businesses will be able to deliver certain volumes of, say, corn or pork bellies. But in this project, the contracts represent not the likelihood of a good corn harvest but the odds that deadly bird flu will infect a human in Hong Kong by July 1. “Yes” contracts on that prediction are currently trading at 43 cents. That means the experts think there’s a 43 percent chance of that occurring. At issue is the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, which has killed 167 people in 10 countries since 2003, but so far hasn’t been easily spread from person to person. Health officials fear that it will mutate into a highly contagious form that could kill millions worldwide. Health officials have been closely monitoring reports of human and animal infections, but what will happen next is a matter of assorted speculations. Since 1988 the University of Iowa has operated a project called the Iowa Electronic Markets (IEM), which aggregates predictions to forecast major events. Much of the focus has been elections, and the Iowa markets have generally outperformed political polls. A predictive market for seasonal flu, operated in Iowa and North Carolina, correctly predicted the current level of flu activity in an area 71 percent of the time, even though the predictions were made before any solid surveillance reports. The market had a 50 percent success rate at predicting flu activity a week in advance, according to a recent report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Such markets have sometimes proved controversial. In 2003, the Pentagon dropped plans for a futures market that would have allowed traders to profit from accurate predictions on terrorism, assassinations and other events in the Middle East. Some lawmakers attacked the idea as immoral; U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota described it as a “plan to trade in death.” Organizers predicted that the bird flu market should prove less controversial, and the New Jersey-based Robert Wood Johnson Foundation cautiously agreed. “It might be considered controversial if it’s not well understood,” said the philanthropy’s Robert Hughes. 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsHe has practiced law in Los Angeles since 1979 and holds graduate and post-graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and UC Berkeley, where he was a visiting scholar. He also serves on the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and has served on the Environmental Task Force for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Department of Water and Power is the country’s largest public utility, with 8,375 employees and a service area of 465 square miles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The nomination of H. David Nahai to lead the Department of Water and Power will be considered today by members of the Los Angeles City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. Two months ago, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated Nahai to succeed Ron Deaton, who announced his retirement Oct. 26. The Water and Power Commission voted last month to set Nahai’s annual salary at $310,000 — $34,000 less than Deaton’s salary. Nahai resigned from that commission in early October. Nahai, 53, was president of Nahai Law Corp., a Century City law firm specializing in real estate, transactional matters and litigation. He divested himself of his interest in the firm Oct. 31.
Sam Allardyce 1 New England manager Sam Allardyce wants to harness the “bitter experience” of Euro 2016 to motivate his players on the road to the World Cup.Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson’s successor on Friday after compensation was agreed with Sunderland and he will go to work immediately on picking up the pieces of the Three Lions’ desperate showing in France.Hodgson’s England won just one of their four matches and hit a new nadir with a last-16 defeat to Iceland, but 61-year-old Allardyce has vowed to bring a sense of pride back to both the team and its followers.And rather than blotting out this summer’s disappointment, he wants it to provide the fuel.“I think first and foremost it’s about regaining, perhaps, a bit of confidence they have lost after the Euros,” he said in an in-house interview with FATV.“Let’s get started from day one. Let’s put that to bed, let’s start delivering, gain from the experience that you gained at the Euros.“It’s a very bitter experience as we all know but that inner drive…players should keep that, they should hold it and use it as a positive, say ‘we don’t want to experience that again’.“We are going to get into the qualifiers, try to qualify for the World Cup and when we go next time we’re better prepared, I think mentally, to succeed.”Allardyce, who has penned an initial two-year deal and has been tasked by the Football Association with helping create a strong national identity throughout the age-group sides, also outlined his best attributes for the job.As well as creating a strong personal bond with his players, Allardyce signalled his intention to surround himself with a backroom team of experts.News has yet to materialise about any appointments to work alongside the manager, but the recruitment of expertise is an area he prides himself on.Asked what he would bring to the job, he said: “Man-management, I think.“(And) creating a backroom staff that delivers a great service in all areas and departments. You have to manage that, not just manage players but manage staff, to delegate to them and give confidence to produce the qualities they have which are actually better qualities than me.“I love finding a person with greater qualities than me in their department and promoting their strengths. That gives me greater strength to do my job.”Those who are currently on the FA payroll will also be given an early chance to talk to Allardyce, who will schedule ‘think tanks’ to get a feeling for how the association operates.“The plans are to really get amongst the staff in all areas and play a way forward which I’m sure is not going to take too long…a little tinkering here and there with my ideas and what I want rather than what has happened before,” he explained.“Think tanks for me will be very important for staff who have experienced international football up to now, to talk to me about what their job is, how they do that job and that they deliver.“It’s for me to take that on board and try to package all that together, to try and deliver expertise in each area to get the team out and to pull all those departments together.”
In the first step toward possibly creating a gang czar – a position the Valley’s former top cop might want – the City Council voted Tuesday to spend $465,000 to hire a consultant to help organize Los Angeles’ anti-gang resources. In a 13-0 vote, the council chose to bring in a group headed by activist attorney Connie Rice. Over the next six months to a year, the group will study all of the city’s anti-gang programs and look at ways to determine how productive they are and how to hold them accountable. Rice told the council her group will provide council members with charts showing what organizations exist, what they are doing, how they are working – or not working – together and how much they cost. “From there, you will be able to make the right choice and go for the big solution,” she said. “We’ve been fighting gangs for 30 years. There are five times as many gang members now as there were 30 years ago. We’re doing something wrong.” “He’d certainly be a strong candidate,” Bratton said. “During his time with the department, he was creative in creating a number of key initiatives in the Valley, including the Jeopardy program and some of the better programs we have.” There are 38,811 gang members from 463 gangs documented in the county’s CAL/GANG system, according to LAPD statistics. In 2005, gang members countywide were responsible for 244 homicides, 579 attempted homicides and 2,620 felony assaults. The city spends about $26 million on anti-gang programs, although city officials do not know how much bang they’re getting for their buck. With little accountability, they don’t even know exactly where all of the money goes. Once Rice’s group finishes its report, the decision on whether to create a new city department headed by a gang czar becomes a political football. Cardenas, who said he has mentioned the idea to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office, said he believes he can put together a strong enough coalition to make it happen. Deputy Mayor for Homeland Security and Public Safety Maurice Suh said the Mayor’s Office had not decided yet whether to push for a separate department. “I don’t want to presage what Connie Rice is doing by saying we are either for or against the gang department,” Suh said. “We’re going to value her opinion and not prejudge. “The big issue for us is whether the gang department would receive a constant, steady stream of funding it would need to remain effective. That’s the big issue.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 email@example.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Rice is not recommending a new department yet, but many city officials – including Police Chief William Bratton and Councilman Tony Cardenas – said they believe the city needs one to focus on gang violence. “Whenever I talk to individual programs, the room gets kind of quiet when I ask about coordination and working with other organizations,” Cardenas said. “If you had a department head, someone everyone answers to, the buck stops there. We should have done this a long time ago. This is long overdue.” If such a department is created, Cardenas, who chairs the council’s ad-hoc committee on gang violence, said former LAPD Deputy Chief Ron Bergmann would be perfect for the job. And Bergmann is interested. “It’s come up in more than a couple different conversations, and it’s been brought up in City Council by more than one council person,” said Bergmann, who retired from the LAPD in July after 32 years on the force. “It’s not something I would want to do until the day I die, but there is interest on my part.” As the top cop in the San Fernando Valley for more than four years, Bergmann understood that fighting crime involved intervention and prevention as well as enforcement. He formed the San Fernando Valley Coalition on Gangs, which tried to improve communication among anti-gang programs within the area.
Two men who were caught supplying pupils with more than €4,000 of fireworks outside a school at Halloween have escaped going to jail.The men appeared in court after a surveillance operation carried out by Gardai into the illegal sale of fireworks in Co Donegal last year. Ciaran O’Neil and Paul McCaughey appeared at Letterkenny District Court where they pleaded guilty to the charges.Sgt Jim Collins said that on November 27th last, Gardai came across a blue Audi car outside the gates of Deele College in Raphoe at 3.30pm.It followed reports that fireworks were being sold illegally in a number of local towns including St Johnston and Raphoe in the run-up to Halloween.Gardai activated their siren and blue light and the two men in the car fled but they were stopped quickly by officers after a short pursuit.When Gardai searched the car they discovered €4,000 worth of fireworks in the boot of the car and the men were arrested.Solicitor for the men, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the men were very much at the bottom of the food chain when it came to the fireworks operation.He pointed out that fireworks are legal in Northern Ireland from where they came but were illegal in the Republic.He said both his clients had children and that their families knew about their arrests and that the families had assisted them in meeting their bail demands.McCaughey, aged 40, had an address at Cabra, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, while O’Neil had an address at Aghnagar Road, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone.Solicitor Gallagher said “I am asking the court that while this is serious given the nature of the items, they are very small players in this and they got the items on tick,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly asked what was the current penalties for the sale of fireworks and specifically asked if there was a custodial sentence.He was told that the penalty is a fine of up to €2,500 or six months in prison.He added “They were taking advantage of young people, they were selling these items to school children. They are popular but they are still illegal.”Neither men had any previous convictions for any offences.The court was also told that cash of both fifty-five euro and sixty-five-pound sterling was found on the men which Gardai believed were from the proceeds of the illegal sale of fireworks.Judge Kelly fined both men €500 from their bail money previously paid and also gave an order for the destruction of the €4,000 worth of fireworks.The cash recovered was donated to a local charity in the Raphoe area.Men caught with €4,000 of fireworks outside Donegal school at Halloween was last modified: March 26th, 2019 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:donegalfireworksGardaiRaphoeseized