Cardinals hold off Heavy Bombers

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Before the Cardinals’ finishing kick, JRU had closed in, 65-60, after Jun Silvarez’s jumper at the 4:06 mark of the final period.“What I like about this team is that everybody is ready to score,” said Mapua coach Atoy Co. “Everybody has to step up because we have no go-to guy on our team this season.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Mapua’s bench clobbered JRU’s bench, 41-25, and was able to score 12 easy points off the Heavy Bomber’s 16 turnovers.The Cardinals dominated in fastbreak points, 18-9. He finished with nine points, but was held scoreless in the second half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 Compton: Alaska will be motivated by more than just quest for redemption vs SMB In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Laurenz Victoria led the Cardinals with 11 points and seven rebounds while rookie Warren Bonifacio added 10 points and nine boards in his first NCAA senior’s game.RJ David led all scorers with 12 points.Jose Rizal pounced on the shooting woes of last year’s runner-up Mapua as it hammered out an 80-70 victory earlier in the day to jump to the early share of the lead in the juniors’ division.Marwin Dionisio came off the bench to finish with a double-double effort with game-high 19 points and 11 rebounds.Clint Escamis, the lone remaining starter from last season’s roster, got into foul trouble early, committing four fouls in the first half including three in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Leo Esguerra of JRU screens off Mapua’s Denniel Aguirre. INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZMapua picked up its first win in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament, holding off a late charge by Jose Rizal University, 72-60, Thursday at JRU gym.Mapua used a seven-point spurt capped by free throws from Justin Serrano with 39.5 ticks to hand the Bombers their second loss in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Rotary makes $100,000 donation to CDC

first_imgThe Fort St. John Rotary Club has donated $100,000 to the Child Development Centre.The donation will help the CDC create a new, high quality early learning play centre. The Rotary Play Centre will focus on developmentally appropriate activities for both infant and toddlers along with their parent or caregiver.Penny Gagnon, executive director of the CDC, says “We believe the Rotary Play Centre will be a safe place where children’s attachment and bond with their parent or caregiver can be enhanced through social emotional development and learning together.”- Advertisement -The Centre has been modelled after two Strongstart Centre’s that are already operating in School District 60 facilities. A facilitator will be on hand to encourage appropriate activities and the centre will be open to everyone in the community.A grand opening ceremony for the Rotary Play Centre will be held Thursday at the CDC.last_img read more

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Taylor residents reflect after ‘Village on a Diet’ ends

first_imgThe final week of ‘Village on a Diet’ has come to an end and many residents of Taylor gathered Monday night to watch their final results from the 10-week challenge broadcast across the country.One of the ‘villagers’ was Melissa Crantz, called the District’s ‘dealer’ on the show referencing how her pizza restaurant was dealing out unhealthy food to the residents and thus contributing to the area’s weight problems. Crantz says it took her several weeks to really commit to the show and make true lifestyle changes.- Advertisement -Her pizza restaurant was featured several times in the show and although she says has changed her menu slightly to incorporate some healthier choices, she also says that Chef Jonathan Chovancek’s critical review of her meat, meat and more meat pizza actually had an opposite effect, making it her most famous pizza.[asset|aid=3476|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=021dedf5577cef1244a536c679c1d821-Crantz 1_1_Pub.mp3] Half-way through the show Crantz had a very publicly broadcast breakdown, leaving Taylor. Crantz says the breakdown was real, but it all really came down to editing. She says what the show did not air about the day she left was how Dr. Ali Zentner had shown her an age enhancement of her daughters, which was devastating to hear.[asset|aid=3477|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=021dedf5577cef1244a536c679c1d821-Crantz 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement One pair on the show was father and son Steve and Jonathan Arsenault. Both have seemingly been able to keep off the weight they lost during the show and Steve attributes it to watching what they eat.Steve says one of the biggest challenges fame has brought him since the show has aired is that other customers at the grocery store often watch what he puts in his cart.For Jonathan, before the show aired he had to be homeschooled because of bullying due to his weight. During the show, one of his biggest goals was to be able to return to school. However, he says everyone will have to wait until the special “follow-up” episode to find out whether or not he returned.Despite how either might have been portrayed during the show, they both agree the show has changed them. Jonathan says he’s been able to spend more time with his father than before participating in various activities.Advertisement So, how did the Taylor challenge and show get started? The challenge originally began after the Community Services department in Taylor applied for a health and wellness grant through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities, says Bryant Bird, the District’s director of community services. Then, Bird says, they found out a TV crew was hoping to get involved.He says the challenge has had a number of positive impacts on the community, including healthier eating habits and a push for a full-fledged gym facility to be built in the community.  The facility is currently being constructed.The District is also coming out with a new ‘passport’ initiative in partnership with Tourism B.C. that has a list of several low-cost activities residents can do throughout the summer and winter seasons. As an incentive, he says once residents complete many of the activities they can be entered in a draw for various prizes.A final follow-up episode looking at the ‘villagers’ late last year, months after the show stopped filming, will air on Monday on CBC.last_img read more

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No stars on the ‘Toxic Tour’

first_imgEvery day, buses packed with tourists trundle along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and through Beverly Hills to gawk at celebrities and gasp at the size of their mansions. A lesser-known tour through the industrial back streets of the county also leaves participants gasping – for another reason. “On your left is a smokestack,” guide Jesus Torres points out as he leads the “Toxic Tour” through neighborhoods in the shadows of oil refineries, factories and slaughterhouses. The excursions staged by the watchdog group Communities for a Better Environment are gaining popularity among policymakers, lawyers and students who want a firsthand look at poor, minority areas affected by a disproportionate amount of pollution. He was hospitalized when one of his lungs partially collapsed from breathing airborne debris at the site. “The first time I went out there I thought, what in the world is happening to me,” he recalled. Still, as he lobbied for a cleanup, he felt compelled to grab a respirator and return. The 600,000 tons of concrete remained in the city for more than a decade before it was removed last year. “We called it the mountain of death,” said resident Linda Marquez, who often greets the tour buses that still trek to her street to gauge the lingering impact of the problem. “We had to close our windows, our doors, we couldn’t have the kids out too long because their eyes would tear and noses would run,” she said. After leaving Huntington Park, the bus crosses the Alameda Corridor, a transitway used each day by 14,000 trucks and dozens of freight trains that service the giant Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex. Along the corridor is Wilmington, where Japheth Peleti has lived with his parents and grandmother since the 1970s. During the day, a seemingly nonstop ribbon of trains thunder past their home. At night, the giant oil refinery just beyond their back yard spews smoke. “When it’s loud, the whole house shakes. Sometimes we think it’s an earthquake,” Peleti said. Timothy Malloy, co-director of the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles, takes students on the tour to reinforce classroom lessons on pollution. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead of heading to Tinseltown or celebrity crime scenes, the buses visit areas that have been the site of environmental nightmares. Among its stops are “Asthma Town” in Huntington Park and an elementary school that was plagued by miscarriages among workers. Riders also get to breathe in the warm, sticky stench of slaughtered pigs mixed with the stink of diesel fuel, paint and other chemicals. “The big thing with the tours is to put a human face on this,” said Bill Gallegos, executive director of Communities for a Better Environment. About 200 people took the free tour last year, compared to just a handful in 1995, when the effort began, organizers said. Rick Loya went when he was a councilman in Huntington Park and the city was the site of a mountain of concrete collected from freeway damage during the 1994 Northridge earthquake. last_img read more

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Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty to leaking BALCO testimony

first_imgEllerman also could lose his license to practice law. He entered the plea in U.S. District Court the day after federal prosecutors announced he struck a deal that would prevent two San Francisco Chronicle reporters from going to jail for refusing to divulge their source. TENNIS: Top-seeded Andy Roddick defeated Sam Querrey (Thousand Oaks High) 6-4, 7-6 (3) to advance to the quarterfinals of the SAP Open in San Jose. Unseeded Croatian Ivo Karlovic, ranked 103rd in the world, upset second-seeded James Blake 6-7 (4), 7-6 (11), 6-4 and also advanced to the quarterfinals. SOCCER: Adam Cristman and Patrick Ianni each scored a goal to lift the U.S. under-23 national team to a 2-0 win over Chivas USA of Major League Soccer in an exhibition at Home Depot Center. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ellerman briefly represented Victor Conte, the founder of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative, the Burlingame-based supplements lab that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to the elite athletes. He later represented BALCO vice president James Valente and that’s when he obtained transcripts of the athletes’ testimony from federal prosecutors. GOLF: Paula Creamer shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with rookie Paige Mackenzie and veteran Sherri Steinhauer in the LPGA Tour’s season-opening SBS Open in Kahuku, Hawaii. COLLEGES: The University of Arkansas trustees are scheduled to meet Saturday amid media reports that 82-year-old athletic director Frank Broyles will resign with the Razorbacks’ football program in turmoil. COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Texas Tech coach Bob Knight was reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for saying the officiating was “horrendous” after a double-OT loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday. Bowling Green coach Dan Dakich was reprimanded by the Mid-American Conference and the university’s athletic director for his profanity-laced comments about the officiating after his team’s 98-90 overtime loss to Buffalo on Tuesday. center_img A Colorado lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday in San Francisco to obstructing justice by leaking secret grand jury documents to two reporters covering the government’s probe of steroids in sports. Troy Ellerman, 44, could be sent to prison for as long as two years and fined up to $250,000 for the convictions. His sentencing was scheduled for June 14. last_img read more

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Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor helps create program at Langara college

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A local Bylaw Enforcement Supervisor is being recognized for her hand in helping create the Animal Control Officer Program at Langara College.A letter sent to Director of Protective Services Jim Rogers from the President of the License Inspector’s and Bylaw Officer‘s Association, Inder Litt, recognizes Bonnie Isenberg’s contributions.Litt said the necessity to develop an accredited animal control program in BC was outlined in LIBOA’s strategic plan.- Advertisement -“Of the individuals responsible for completing this objective, Bonnie not only took the lead but also wrote the content for the seven module program, as well as developed the lesson plans,” wrote Litt.The curriculum of the program includes how to effectively deal with dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals, handling aggressive animal behavior, anatomy, husbandry, pound-keeping, SPCA investigations, and legal matters.Litt wrote that there are limited training resources available for enforcement officers in BC.Advertisement “This program will now enable individuals to have accredited education in animal control, versus on the job learning or having to travel to Washington State to complete training.”Isenberg has 20 years of experience that have contributed ‘a wealth of knowledge and insight,’ Litt wrote in the letter.Mayor and Council recognized Isenberg in Monday’s council meeting, presenting a copy of the letter to her.last_img read more

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Lukaku hails ‘world’s best’ Conte after Inter move

first_img0Shares0000Romelu Lukaku is hoping for trophies under “world’s best” Antonio ConteROME, Italy, Aug 9 – Romelu Lukaku said on Friday that having the chance to play for Antonio Conte drove him to join Inter Milan, hailing the Italian as the world’s best coach after arriving from Manchester United.Asked by club media how the arrival of former Italy boss Conte at Inter this summer had influenced his decision to move to Serie A, he replied “a lot… he’s the best manager in the world” “He’s somebody that can make players better all the time. You can see his record,” said Lukaku.Conte has been a long-time admirer of Lukaku and tried to sign him for Chelsea before the Belgian’s move from Everton to United in 2017.The 26-year-old completed his long-awaited move to Inter on Thursday, joining a club with ambitions of breaking fierce rival Juventus’ stranglehold on domestic honours.Belgium’s all-time top scorer with 48 goals, he will be at the centre of Inter’s attack, taking the number 9 shirt away from former club captain Mauro Icardi after the Argentina international was frozen out last season following a bitter and public contract row.He hadn’t played a single minute in United’s pre-season campaign after being sidelined by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer despite scoring 42 times in all competitions while at Old Trafford.“I think Inter is a club with a lot of upsides. I think for me it was something I needed,” Lukaku said.“I needed a challenge where I could help a team build for the future. For me, everything is present here to help me and I wish I can help my teammates with my hard work dedication to the game.”Milan-based Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that he will earn 8.5 million euros a season at Inter, and claims that Inter will pay United an initial 65 million euros ($73 million) over five years with a further 10 million in potential add-ons, contrasting with reports in Britain that the Premier League club brought in 80 million euros.They have strengthened a squad that finished fourth in Serie A last season by signing veteran Uruguayan international defender Diego Godin and promising midfielder Nicolo Barella.Inter are also reportedly close to bringing in Edin Dzeko, with the Bosnian international pushing for the move away from the Italian capital and Roma trying to retain him after failing to find an adequate replacement.Other targets reportedly include Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, although the club also need to offload Icardi, who is reportedly only interested in a move to Juventus despite interest from Napoli and Roma.0Shares0000(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Barcelona target Manchester United midfielder

first_img1 Barcelona will try and tempt Manchester United’s Ander Herrera to join them, it is being reported in Spain.Herrera has been a standout performer for United this season, scoring seven goals in 18 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford.With Barca stalwart Xavi set to move to the MLS, the Catalan club are prioritising a deep-lying midfielder this summer and reports suggest Herrera would be open to a move back to Spain.According to Sport, the former Atletic Bilbao man came close to joining Barcelona when Pep Guardiola was in charge.United remain unlikely to sell, but could be tempted to do a deal if Barca come in with an offer of around £25million. Manchester United star Ander Herrera last_img read more

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Billboard political speech ban ruled unconstitutional

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The case is Maldonado v. Kempton, 02-03167. SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge on Thursday declared unconstitutional part of a California ordinance banning political and most other noncommercial speech on billboards visible along state highways. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer ruled in favor of a Redwood City warehouse owner who was sued by the state Department of Transportation over messages displayed on his 800-foot billboard atop his business. Among other statements, the signs said “We Pray for World Peace” and “Help Stop Terrorism.” The 1967 law covers billboards along highways and those visible to highway motorists. Breyer said the law was unconstitutional because it was slanted against political and noncommercial speech while permitting business advertising. Nano Maldonado’s billboard atop his 3600 Rolison Road warehouse is visible on southbound lanes of Highway 101 in Redwood City. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Bush to send troops to border

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Guard troops would mostly serve two-week stints before rotating out of the assignment, so keeping the force level at 6,000 over the course of a year could require up to 156,000 troops. Still, Bush insisted, “The United States is not going to militarize the southern border.” The president timed his speech hours after the Senate began intense debate on an immigration bill that has been getting increasing attention in a year when all House seats and one-third of Senate seats are up for election. The rare televised, prime-time Oval Office address signified the high stakes for Bush, who has been asking for an immigration overhaul since the 2000 campaign. Bush said the National Guard troops would fill in temporarily while the nation’s Border Patrol force is expanded. He asked Congress to add 6,000 more Border Patrol agents by the end of his presidency and to add 6,700 more beds so illegal immigrants can be detained while waiting for hearings to determine that they can be sent home. The Border Patrol would remain responsible for catching and detaining illegal immigrants, with National Guard troops providing intelligence gathering, surveillance and other administrative support. Yet the National Guard troops would still be armed and authorized to use force to protect themselves, said Bush homeland security adviser Fran Townsend. WASHINGTON – President Bush, trying to build support for a major overhaul of the nation’s tattered immigration laws, said Monday night he would order as many as 6,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S.-Mexico border and urged Congress to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship. “We do not yet have full control of the border and I am determined to change that,” the president said in a 17-minute prime-time address from the Oval Office. Bush gave strong support to a plan that would give many of the 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States an eventual path to possible citizenship, a move derided by some conservatives in his own Republican Party as amnesty. “It is neither wise nor realistic to round up millions of people, many with deep roots in the United States, and send them across the border,” he said. “There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant and a program of mass deportation.” California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he did not believe border protection was an appropriate role for the National Guard. California has thousands of Guards in Iraq and might need them in case of earthquakes, floods or other emergencies, he said. “So if you have 6,000 in Iraq and send another 6,000 to the border, what do we have left?” Schwarzenegger asked. But Republican governor Rick Perry of Texas said he was glad the administration had decided the Guard had a role to play along the border. “We have the ability to multitask,” Perry said. The White House hopes deployments to the border will begin in early June. Many congressional Republicans said they supported Bush’s plan to use National Guard troops at the border. But he ran into criticism from Democrats and some Republicans. “Democrats are willing to support any reasonable plan that will secure our borders, including deploying National Guard troops,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. “But Americans don’t want a plan that’s been cobbled together to win political favor. This cannot turn into another long-term military deployment with no clear plan.” Bush called for enactment of a guest worker program to allow immigrants to take low-paying jobs, and he said employers must be held to account for hiring undocumented workers. He said that a tamperproof identification card for workers would “leave employers with no excuse” for violating the law. The White House hopes that the tougher security will be enough to get House conservatives to support the work permits and citizenship proposals that they have been opposed to. A bill that passed the House last year ignored those ideas and instead would increase criminal penalties for illegal immigrants and construct 700 miles of fencing.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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