Gonzaga, PH look to make most of games left in AVC

first_imgJapan sets up semis date with China in AVC Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC The 25-year-old had 11 points to lead the Philippines in their loss against Thailand, and she made it a point that she’ll be better as they gun for the fifth place in the tournament.“Of course when I step to the floor I give it my all,” said Gonzaga. “Seize the moment, I always tell myself that, because not everyone is given this opportunity so why not savor this moment you’re put into.”ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The hosts are now out of the title race, but veteran Jovelyn Gonzaga vowed that the no. 79 team in the world would bounce back in the remainder of the classification stage.READ: Thailand silences PH to advance to AVC semisFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We still have two games left in the tournament so we will focus on those remaining matches,” said Gonzaga in Filipino Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena.Gonzaga and company pulled off the tournament’s upset on Monday when they stunned 44th-ranked Vietnam in four sets just before the quarterfinals. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 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 Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines could’ve repeated history in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship if it managed to pull off another stunner, this time, against Thailand.The 14th-ranked team in the world, however, would not allow that to happen again as the Thais blasted the Filipinos in straight sets, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, in the quarterfinal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail for sexually assaulting gymnasts

first_imgLATEST STORIES She described the “breadth and ripple” of Nassar’s sexual abuse as “nearly infinite.”“What does it say about our society that victims of sexual abuse have to hide their pain for years when they did nothing wrong? What does it say about our society when victims do come forward … and are treated as liars until proven true?” Povilaitis said.Nassar turned to the courtroom gallery to make a brief statement, saying that the accounts of more than 150 victims had “shaken me to my core.” He said “no words” can describe how sorry he is for his crimes.“I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days” he said as many of his accusers wept.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Cliff Hodge return a shot in the arm for Meralco Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Nassar’s “decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulative, devious, despicable.”“It is my honor and privilege to sentence you. You do not deserve to walk outside a prison ever again. You have done nothing to control those urges and anywhere you walk, destruction will occur to those most vulnerable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNassar found competitive gymnastics to be a “perfect place” for his crimes because victims saw him as a “god” in the sport, a prosecutor said Wednesday, shortly before the former doctor was to be sentenced for years of molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young women.“It takes some kind of sick perversion to not only assault a child but to do so with her parent in the room,” prosecutor Angela Povilaitis said. “To do so while a lineup of eager young gymnasts waited.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Larry Nassar is brought into court Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar, 54, has admitted sexually assaulting athletes under the guise of medical treatment when he was employed by Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which as the sport’s national governing organization trains Olympians. He already has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for child pornography. Under a plea bargain, he faces a minimum of 25 to 40 years behind bars in the molestation case. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)LANSING, Mich. — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison as the judge declared: “I just signed your death warrant.”The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing in which scores of Larry Nassar’s victims were able to confront him face to face in a Michigan courtroom.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View commentslast_img read more

Peewee tournament hitting Fort St. John ice

first_imgThe tournament will be running all weekend long, beginning Friday, November 2 and wrapping up Sunday, November 4, and will be played on both sheets of ice at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The tournament will welcome teams from all across the region, including Fairview, Manning, Prince George, Sexsmith and Peace River.Games will begin Friday at 2 p.m. with Fort St. John’s first game being played at 6:30 p.m. against Manning on the west rink.- Advertisement -Play will resume bright and early Saturday, with games taking place throughout the entire day, wrapping up at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, Fort St. John will play twice, taking on Peace River at 9:30 a.m. on the east rink, then again for their second game of the day against Fairview at 4 p.m. on the east rink.The finals will be played Sunday, with the championship game taking place at 1:30 p.m.Advertisement For a complete look at the tournament schedule, click the provided link.last_img read more

Glendora’s traditional farmers market unlikely to crop up this year

first_img“I don’t think people realize it’s not coming back,” Pihlak said. “The years it was gone, people definitely missed it.” alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDORA – After a few on-again, off-again years, the city could go without a farmers market this year. No one has agreed to run a market in Glendora this summer, and with only a few weeks to go before a market would have opened, Mayor Ken Herman is scrambling to find someone. “I’m trying right now to talk to a couple of certified farmers market representatives,” Herman said. “As soon as I find one that is willing to come into Glendora, we will have one that will be a pure farmers market – produce, honey, cheese, those kinds of products – not the carnival kind of atmosphere that was the problem before.” Two separate groups ran produce and craft fairs in Glendora over the past few years, and both closed as sales lagged, vendors left and rowdy teens took over, organizers said. A market manager revived the weekly event last summer, but in February decided to bow out, leaving the city little time to replace him, City Manager Eric Ziegler said. Herman said he wants to bring a new market to the city as soon as possible – this summer, he hopes – and thinks attendance will improve if the market focuses on high-quality food instead of crafts or rides. “The feedback that I got … was that it was the same old, same old – the same crafts, the same junk being sold,” Herman said. “People want more produce … but I got a lot of complaints that it was all wilted and didn’t look appealing.” The Glendora Farmers’ Market Association, a volunteer group, ran the market from 1998 to 2003 in the Village on Glendora Avenue. Dozens of farmers, craft booths and prepared-food vendors worked alongside more fair-like activities, including a small petting zoo and a dunk tank where council members made an appearance. But it became harder to convince vendors to commit to a market that wasn’t year-round, and competition grew from other farmers markets and expanded produce sections at regular grocery stores, said GFMA volunteer and Planning Commissioner Gene Murabito. Village merchants’ support for the event faltered, unruly kids overwhelmed the market, and even adults were more likely to come to the market to socialize than to buy produce, Murabito said. GFMA volunteers canceled the market. Last summer, Family Festivals Productions brought a market back, but it lost $18,000 and suffered from the same woes – especially the rude teens, said owner Dave Gayman. Family Festivals runs farmers markets in Whittier, La Verne, Monrovia and elsewhere. GFMA founding member Leonard Pihlak said people will be disappointed if there’s no market this year. last_img read more

Two-star AFC compound Thika relegation woes

first_imgCompared to their high pressing, speedy and highly tactical approach against Gor last Sunday, Thika did not even show a quarter of the same effort against AFC Leopards, a side ranked way lower than their weekend opponents.It was a pedestrian start to the match, none of the two sides injecting much of pace, evidently their energies sapped from playing their fourth match in a week.On either side, Said Tsuma for Thika and AFC’s Kitenge tried their luck with shots from distance but both were handled well by the keepers.In the seventh minute, youngster Vincent Oburu showed some sublime skill to skip away from two of his markers, but his eventual shot was deflected for a corner. In the 18th minute, AFC had another effort on target, this time from a Duncan Otieno freekick which however, deflected off the wall taking much sting off it.The goal finally came for AFC in the 23rd minute when Kitenge headed home unmarked inside the box. Otieno’s corner from the left found Robinson Kamura at the far post with the defender floating back a cross that was nodded by Kitenge.AFC Leopards forward Alex Kitenge attempts to turn away from Thika United’s Wilson Anekeya as Suleiman Ngotho watches on during a Kenyan Premier League match on September 20, 2017 at the Thika Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThika’s tact for response was to use their strength on the flanks with Eugene Mukangula the most sought after. However, the forward had little support whenever he had the ball on the left and the danger was quickly neutralized whenever help arrived.AFC should have ended the half 2-0 up but Whyvonne Isuza’s connecting side foot shot from a well weighted Sammy Ndung’u cut back from the left went inches wide with Allan Owiny, the Thika United keeper caught flat footed.-Second Half-In the second half, Muyoti started off by making midfield changes, bringing in Saad Musa for Michael Mwanje.But it was AFC who began better with Oburu forcing Owiny to a good save with a shot from the edge of the box. But, Musa’s introduction proved the masterstroke as they won more possession, spread the ball better and created more danger.However, they couldn’t do much with the increased possession as once again, they lacked the numbers upfront as AFC stuck to a flat four. Fullbacks Dennis Sikhayi and Mike Kibwage never made many forays upfront, Matano looking to keep the slim advantage.After sustained pressure, AFC gave themselves the comfort of a two goal buffer when Oruchum unfortunately blasted the ball into his own net in an attempt to clear away an effort from Otieno.AFC Leopards midfielder Duncan Otieno keenly watches Thika United’s Michael Mutinda during a Kenyan Premier League match on September 20, 2017 at the Thika Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThika had pressed a self destruct button when keeper Owiny started the ball short to Tsuma straight through the middle and the midfielder failed to control. Otieno won the ball, played one two with Kitenge, found himself inside the box but Owiny’s foot kept his effort away.However, an onrushing Oruchum tried to hack the ball away to safety, but he directed it into his own net.Immediately after going two down, Thika almost halved the deficit when substitute Francis Muturi had a shot come off the upright after being put through by Saad who had broken away from his markers.But gong two down pricked the energy off Thika whose quick passing game died down, clearly hopes of a comeback hugely deflated.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards players celebrate one of their goals against Thika United in a Kenyan Premier League match on September 20, 2017 at the Thika Stadium. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTHIKA, Kenya, Sep 20- Alexis Kitenge’s first half goal and a Christopher Oruchum second half own goal gave AFC Leopards a 2-0 win over Thika United, easing their own relegation fears and compounding those of their former coach and player, Nicholas Muyoti.Thika, who had picked a vital point off leaders Gor Mahia over the weekend had come in full of hope of a three point haul at home, but they could not replicate the same weekend performance in midweek.last_img read more

England ‘not the finished article’ – Southgate

first_imgVanquished Sweden boss Janne Andersson suggested England were good enough to “go all the way” in Russia, while Southgate believes there is much more to come from his youthful group of players.“We are a team who are still improving. We know where we are, we’re having success because everybody is working so hard,” Southgate said, after joining Alf Ramsey and Bobby Robson as just the third manager to guide England to the World Cup semi-finals.“We’re not the finished article, we don’t have renowned world-class players yet,” he said.“We have lots of good young players who are showing on a world stage they’re prepared to be brave with the ball. They try to play the right way and have shown some mental resilience now over the last few weeks.“We know in years to come they’re going to be stronger.”England have avoided several title contenders in a more favourable half of the draw, but Southgate said the success of the nation’s youth teams was a clear indicator of the talent coming through.He pleaded with Premier League clubs to show faith in youngsters, who often find their chances restricted by the vast number of foreign imports.“We’re in a World Cup semi-final. Whether we’re in the top four in the world is something we would still have to prove I think, but we’re progressing really well and we do have some good players and they need opportunities to play,” Southgate said.“Hopefully with what our junior teams have been doing at international level as well, it will be a sign to all clubs, whether in England or abroad, that English players can play.“But today was a huge opportunity for us and was not something we wanted to miss out on.”– ‘Prototype modern goalkeeper’ –England were the last team remaining in the competition without a clean sheet, but a handful of terrific second-half saves from Pickford — twice from Marcus Berg and once from Viktor Claesson — kept Sweden at bay.Jordan Pickford made three superb saves in the second half to keep England in front © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVThat saw the 24-year-old Pickford become the youngest England keeper to record a World Cup clean sheet.“He’s the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be,” Southgate said of Pickford, who only made his international debut last November.“His speed around the goal today, the saves he made at critical times, and generally his distribution — there were some excellent moments within that.”England captain Harry Kane failed to score for the first time in seven matches for his country, but the Tottenham striker is still the leading scorer at this World Cup on six goals.He said the players are desperate to make next Sunday’s final as an improbable triumph edges ever closer.“We said we want to write our own history and hopefully we can go one step further and get to the final,” Kane said.“It’s amazing to be part of this World Cup so far but I get the feeling from the boys and myself that we’re not finished yet.“We don’t want to go home, we want to go all the way. We know we’ve got a difficult game coming up but we’re ready for it.“We’re looking forward to finishing strong and whatever happens we can say we’re proud of each other.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England defender Harry Maguire celebrates after scoring the opening goal in the World Cup quarter-final against Sweden in Samara © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINISAMARA, Russian Federation, Jul 7 – England manager Gareth Southgate said his side was “not the finished article” after qualifying for the country’s first World Cup semi-final appearance since 1990 with a 2-0 victory over Sweden on Saturday.Headed goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli in Samara, and a handful of key saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, sent England through to a last-four showdown with either hosts Russia or Croatia on July 11.last_img read more

Thrift Stores applied for tax exemptions from City Council

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Four local thrift stores applied to City Council for tax exemptions and only two were approved.At City Council on Monday, September 9th, 2019, Council addressed the four applications received by the Salvation Army, the Mennonite Central Committee BC (MCCBC), Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) and Pentecostal of Fort St. John for permissive tax exemptions.Council declined approval for MCCBC and NEAT, as expressed in the city reports,  MCCBC is a non-profit organization although they are operating a retail business within the city and property tax is an operating expense of any business.- Advertisement -NEAT was declined due to consolidating its thrift store and outreach/education office into one location in 2018. NEAT is also leasing their property which expires on September 30, 2020. NEAT wants to renew the lease yet the city staff share they are unable to levy property taxes on a tax roll for a portion of the calendar year when it is exempted by bylaw.As noted in the Mennonite Central Committee Administration Report, the thrift store is a retail business and taxes are an operating expense of this. The thrift store comprises half of NEAT’s leased space, city staff recommended submitting a grant-in-aid application for the municipal portion of taxes.For more on the reports; CLICK HERE Advertisementlast_img read more

In L.A., Obama says he’ll improve education, health care if elected

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.He expressed concern about high dropout rates among Latinos and blacks, saying America needs educated workers to keep its economy strong. If “black and brown students are dropping out of school … our work force is not going to be competitive in the world,” he said. The Democrat also urged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the Dream Act, a bill that would make illegal immigrant students who graduate from high school eligible for college aid. Schwarzenegger vetoed a similar measure last year. The legislation would make sure “more students can see that a college education isn’t a faraway dream,” he said. The first-term Illinois senator vowed to roll back President George W. Bush’s tax cuts to pay for reforms to the health care system, which he said needs to be more focused on prevention. “I will make sure every single American has health care that is at least as good as my health care as a member of Congress,” Obama said. “You pay my salary. Why should my health care be better than yours?” Sen. Barack Obama promised to improve America’s education system Saturday as he brought his presidential campaign to the East Los Angeles school immortalized in the 1988 movie “Stand and Deliver.” The presidential hopeful spoke to about 200 students, teachers and others at Garfield High School, one of the social and cultural touchstones of the city’s largely Hispanic, working-class Eastside. Obama stressed the importance of early childhood education and called for more resources and funding for schools, adding that educating students should be the work of the entire community. “It’s time to stand up and deliver for America’s urban poor,” Obama said. Obama returned to California after a brief visit to Nevada, where he told an audience that his opponents could not accuse him of flip-flopping on support for the Iraq war because he never supported the war. He revisited that theme Saturday at Garfield High, drawing enthusiastic applause when he said his first act as president would be to call a meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and tell them: “You’ve got a new mission and that’s to get our troops out of Iraq.” Obama downplayed polls showing him trailing Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton of New York for the Democratic nomination. And he joked about recent claims that he and Vice President Dick Cheney are distant relatives. “We’ve been trying to keep that hidden. He’s the black sheep of the family,” he said to cheers and laughter. Before heading to East Los Angeles, Obama dropped by Universal Studios chief Ron Meyer’s Malibu mansion Saturday morning for a tony fundraising event whose sponsors included actresses Alfre Woodard and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.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

Everton leading chase for Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart – talkSPORT sources

first_img Is Joe Hart set to leave Manchester City? 1 Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is on his way out of the Etihad Stadium, with Everton leading the chase.According to talkSPORT sources, the Toffees have been monitoring the England number one’s situation for A MONTH, with Pep Guardiola having made his decision that Hart was not in his plans the moment he took over as manager.The 29-year-old glovesman was dropped by new boss Guardiola for the opening Premier League game against Sunderland last Saturday and didn’t feature again in their Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest in Romania on Wednesday.Related: ‘DISGUSTING!’ Listen as Joey Barton hits out at Pep Guardiola’s treatment of Joe HartHart joined City from Shrewsbury in 2006 and, following loan spells at Tranmere, Blackpool and Birmingham, has been the main man in goal at the Etihad since displacing Shay Given in 2010.New Everton manager Ronald Koeman has identified Hart as his top target despite signing experienced keeper Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham.It has been reported Hart will only consider a loan move away from City to allow himself time to decide his long-term future, but with Everton now funded by billionaire Farhad Moshiri he could be convinced to make a permanent switch to Goodison Park.last_img read more

GAA: CAVAN NAME FIVE DEBUTANTS IN TEAM TO FACE DONEGAL

first_imgGAA: CAVAN will start the SFC match against Donegal on Sunday with no fewer than five deubtants.Robert Maloney-Derham, Brendan Fitzpatrick Kevin Meehan, Niall Smith and Ulster Under-21 medal winner Jack Brady will be in the line-up.The captain of last year’s provincial U-21 title winners Gearoid McKiernan will also start after shaking off an injury. There will also be a comeback by John McCutcheon for the Breffni Park qualifier (throw-in at 3.30pm), new Cavan manager Terry Hyland announced.The winners of Sunday’s game will play Derry in the Ulster SFC quarter-final on June 16.Cavan SFC v Donegal: J Reilly, P O’Reilly, D Reilly, R Flanagan, K Meehan, J McCutcheon, R Maloney-Derham, D Givney, G McKiernan, F Flanagan, M McKeever, N Smith, J Brady, E Keating, B Fitzpatrick.Subs: Keith Fannin.Killian Clarke.Jason McLoughlin.Darragh Tighe.Fergal Slowey.Thomas Corr.Joshua Hayes.Kevin Tierney.Niall McDermott.Ray Galligan.Ray Cullivan. GAA: CAVAN NAME FIVE DEBUTANTS IN TEAM TO FACE DONEGAL was last modified: May 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: CAVAN NAME FIVE DEBUTANTS IN TEAM TO FACE DONEGALlast_img read more