Bombers try to keep distance vs Knights

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With a 6-4 record, JRU sits at third behind unbeaten Lyceum and San Beda. But a victory by the Knights, who hold an even 5-5 record, will forge a tie at third spot.The Generals tangle with the Mapua Cardinals at 4 p.m. with a win allowing them to move up to solo sixth spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTied with Arellano and Perpetual Help at 4-6, EAC hopes for an improved performance after losing to San Sebastian last week.The Bombers absorbed a 110-115 double overtime defeat to Arellano last Thursday in a game where Tey Teodoro exploded for 30 points. JRU, however, faded late in the game and saw its four-game winning run snapped. —CEDELF P. TUPAS LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJose Rizal U tries to tighten its grip on third spot as it clashes with Letran on Thursday, while Emilio Aguinaldo College seeks to boost its Final Four hopes in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Coming off overtime losses last week, the Heavy Bombers and Knights are gunning for victories that will give them the inside track in the race for Final Four berths.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled Busmen hope to chart return course toward AFC Cup MOST READ 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 awardlast_img read more

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ACLU challenges Skid Row stops

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A campaign by police to reduce crime on Skid Row is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, which claims officers unfairly detain and search homeless people. More than a dozen homeless people have testified they were mistreated and had their civil rights violated during police searches. Paul Johnson, who has lived on Skid Row for 10 years, wrote in a declaration that he was detained because there was a warrant for a man with the same name. The officer who took Johnson into custody could not say why he stopped and questioned him. The ACLU wants to extend a court injunction limiting police officers’ ability to search Skid Row residents. Four years ago, it successfully blocked Police Chief William Bratton’s earlier plan to clean up the 50-square block area south of downtown with an ordinance banning overnight street camping. The most recent campaign, called the “Safer City Initiative,” seeks to reduce crime by aggressively policing the streets. More than 50 officers have patrolled the area since last fall. Police say crime has dropped since they stepped up their efforts and the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets, estimated at 1,800 in September, has declined to about 800. The ACLU claims a common practice for police is to stop people, question them about their parole or probation status, and often handcuff and search them without any reasonable suspicion of a crime. “The police aren’t obeying the law. They don’t seem to know the law,” said Carol Sobel, one of the civil rights attorney handling the case. The people police stopped “happened to be poor. They happened to be the homeless,” Sobel said. last_img read more

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Siphon Creek Fire grows over weekend

first_imgFORT ST JOHN B.C. –  The Siphon Creek fire has expanded over the weekend with more fire activity on the way.Erin Catherall with B.C. Wildfire Service says that the fire grew approximately 7,000 to 8,000 hectares over the weekend to 66,600 hectares. They are also currently re-mapping the fire to get a more accurate size and perimeter.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.- Advertisement -The 30 percent contained fire is expected to cause extreme fire activity today with strong winds between 30-60 km gusting coming to hit the area. Catherall said this will challenge fire fighting efforts today.“We are expecting extreme fire behaviour today. A advisory has been sent out with the cold front that’s anticipated”Catherall noted they currently have 169 firefighters, 11 helicopters and 13 heavy equipment machines fighting the blaze.Advertisement Catherall also says  it is important for the public to know that there is no evacuation order at the current moment. There is however a evacuation alert.A revised evacuation alert has been issued by the PRRD. May 15, 2016.A revised evacuation alert has been issued by the PRRD. May 15, 2016.last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer news: Valencia join Gunners in goalkeeper chase

first_img1 David Ospina Valencia are one of three teams preparing to hijack Arsenal’s move for Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina.talkSPORT told you earlier this week that the Gunners were edging nearer to a deal for Nice’s Ospina, who enhanced his reputation while on national team duty at the World Cup in Brazil earlier this summer.But the Gunners are not the only team in the frame for the 25-year-old, with Valencia keen to land him too.French newspaper L’Equipe claim Valencia are one of three teams ready to rival the Gunners, with two unnamed clubs in Mexico and Spain also poised to launch offers for Ospina too.last_img read more

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Under-fire Neville apologises for sexist tweets

first_imgThey included a 2012 post that said: “U women of (sic) always wanted equality until it comes to paying the bills #hypocrites”.In another post that same year, Neville tweeted: “Morning men couple of hours cricket be4 (before) work sets me up nicely for the day.”Asked why he had only referred to men in his message, a reply on Neville’s account said: “When I said morning men I thought the women would of been busy preparing breakfast/getting kids ready/making the beds-sorry morning women!”Neville, 41, appeared to delete his Twitter account after the comments were re-published.– ‘Not a true reflection’ –In a statement issued Wednesday by his employers at England’s Football Association, Neville said: “Following comments made a number of years ago I would like to clarify that they were not and are not a true and genuine reflection of either my character or beliefs, and would like to apologise.“I am fully aware of my responsibilities as the England Women’s head coach and am immensely proud and honoured to have been given the role. I am now looking forward to the future and will work tirelessly to try and help bring success to the team.”Neville has also faced flak for a lack of previous experience coaching in the women’s game, although he has enjoyed brief stints in the backroom staffs of Manchester United, England men’s Under-21s and Spanish club Valencia.The Women’s Sports Trust have questioned his credentials, saying: “We are also saddened by Phil Neville’s historical tweets and the lack of comment about this from the FA.”The WST also highlighted concerns over how the FA had come to select Neville as the successor to Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA officials.– ‘Parachuted’ –It said it was “disappointed at the apparent lack of transparency and process in the appointment of Phil Neville as the new manager for the England women’s football team.“Our national women’s team deserve the very best coach available to fulfil their enormous potential and inspire millions of men and women.“To see a high-profile, former professional footballer virtually parachuted into such a significant role in football without the level of experience required, undermines the coaching pathway and will be a blow to hundreds of football coaches, both male and female, currently working towards their badges at all levels.”Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes ruled herself out of the England job contention by signing a new long-term contract with the Women’s Super League side.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday then old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 re-appeared. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24- Phil Neville apologised on Wednesday for the sexist tweets that have overshadowed his appointment as the new coach of the England women’s football team.No sooner had the former Manchester United and England defender been named to his new position on Tuesday then old messages from his Twitter handle @fizzer18 re-appeared.last_img read more

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Chinese girl takes swim with her arms, legs bound

first_imgSPORTS: Father of the 10-year-old says she wanted to do it to train for channel crossing. By The Associated Press BEIJING – A father tied his 10-year-old daughter’s hands and feet and watched her swim in a chilly southern China river for three hours in a task he said Thursday would help the girl achieve her dream of swimming across the English Channel. Huang Li swam more than a mile in the Xiang River on Tuesday, traveling with the current, her father said. The girl swam by moving like a dolphin and would sometimes paddle with her bound hands. Her ankles were tied together with string and her hands were bound by a strip of cloth. A newspaper report said the girl was so cold her face had turned blue. “It’s not dangerous because, first, her swimming skills are really good and second, I was swimming with her, staying close to her,” the father said. “I had her when I was 35, so she is my heart. I would never play around with her life.” The father, a teacher who enjoys swimming, coaches his daughter and said the family does not have enough money for her to have a better coach. The girl started the sport when she was 6, and her father said her goal is to one day swim across the English Channel. “She asks me every day, `Can I achieve this? Is the English Channel wide? Are the waves really big?”‘ Huang Daosheng said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Her swimming skills are perfect, and she insisted on doing this,” Huang Daosheng said in a telephone interview. The girl, who lives in the city of Zhangjiajie in Hunan province, got the idea after seeing something similar on a local television program, he said. With the Beijing Olympics less than a year away, sports is grabbing greater attention in an already sports-crazed country. Huang Li’s swim is at least the second time in recent months that a child athlete has drawn media attention. This past summer, 8-year-old Zhuang Huimin ran 2,212 miles from her home on the southern island province of Hainan to Beijing in 55 days, her father trailing behind her on a motor scooter. The run drew criticism from some media commentators as excessive for a young child. News photos showed Huang Li, wearing a skirted swimsuit, being picked up out of the water by her father. last_img
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Executions on hold till Supreme Court rules on lethal injections

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With society’s view of cruel and unusual punishment shifting dramatically in recent decades, legal experts say the almost universal embrace of one form of execution – a lethal dose of drugs – has made the time right for an unprecedented review of how states end the lives of condemned killers. Most of the 38 states with the death penalty rely on the same three-drug combination to execute inmates, including California, where a challenge to lethal injection has put executions on hold for nearly two years. The Supreme Court’s recent decision to review Kentucky’s lethal injection method has ensured that a near-moratorium on executing the more than 3,300 condemned prisoners in the U.S. will last until the justices rule next year. In recent years, the conservative, closely divided Supreme Court has scaled back the death penalty somewhat – barring the execution of juveniles and the mentally retarded. At the same time, the court made sure most death sentences were preserved. Legal experts say the justices could not wait any longer to weigh in on lethal injection. Lawyers for Death Row inmates, armed with evidence of botched executions in states such as Ohio and Florida, have flooded courts around the country with legal challenges in the past few years. Firing squads. Hanging. The electric chair. The gas chamber. None of these methods of execution tossed the nation’s capital punishment system into as much disarray as lethal injection, the supposedly antiseptic solution to concerns about how best to put condemned killers to death. A metastasizing legal furor over lethal injection has forced the U.S. Supreme Court to examine a method of execution for the first time since 1878, effectively halting capital punishment around the country. One legal expert has dubbed it a “molasses moment” in death penalty history. A confluence of historical, legal and social factors have pushed the showdown over lethal injection onto the high court’s docket – a paradox for an institution that never considered whether the hangman’s noose or “Old Sparky” were constitutional ways to put someone to death. “I think the court felt absolutely compelled to step in and make some sense of this,” said Michael Laurence, director of California’s Habeas Corpus Resource Center, which represents Death Row inmates. “There is also the idea that the states need to get it right.” For all practical purposes, the Supreme Court has never addressed what it takes for states to “get it right” when it comes to executions. There is surprisingly sparse precedent on the subject, and the justices have never outlawed a form of execution. Most legal experts do not expect the Supreme Court’s ultimate ruling in the Kentucky case to end the death penalty. Instead, the consensus is the court will provide guidelines for what states must do to ensure that executions are carried out humanely, whether in the types of drugs they use or in the safeguards put in place during executions. Judges around the country have found serious flaws in state lethal injection methods. Last year, San Jose U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel declared California’s process “broken.” Fogel is considering whether to put that legal challenge on hold while the Supreme Court reviews the Kentucky case. Legal experts predict the Supreme Court will follow the approach used several years ago when ruling that it is unconstitutional to execute mentally retarded inmates: Rather than lay out a rigid protocol, the justices left it to the states and lower courts to set the standards for mental retardation in capital cases. “They are going to want to make sure executions continue,” said Deborah Denno, a Fordham University law professor and lethal injection expert. “But at the same time, there is going to be some sort of compromise.” The challenges to lethal injection center on the argument that the combination of drugs, coupled with sloppy procedures and inadequate medical training, create an unnecessary risk that Death Row inmates will suffer painful executions. That, lawyers argue, violates the 8th Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. But even the handful of Supreme Court decisions touching on execution methods have not dealt with whether the mechanics of any particular method amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Legal experts say the lethal injection issue will put the Supreme Court in uncharted territory. “There is certainly no case on point,” said Ellen Kreitzberg, a Santa Clara University law professor and death penalty expert. “There is no case where there is precedent they need to follow.” howard.mintz@mercurynews.com (408) 286-0236160Want 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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Art from Hillcrest

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA HEIGHTS – Volunteers were hard at work Wednesday, climbing ladders to hang paintings, pinning artists’ names next to artworks and polishing the glass inside picture frames. The flurry of activity was in preparation for this weekend’s free 46th annual Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, which runs from Friday through Sunday at Hillcrest Congregational Church, perched atop a hill in La Habra Heights. Featuring the work of hundreds of artists, the festival has grown since Betty Van Oppen, the church’s first choir director, started it back in the early 1960s. In its first year, only 75 visitors showed up. Thousands of people are expected to attend the art display this weekend, said organizer Jan Lynch. “It just gets better. We really try hard to bring in top-notch art. It’s always a lot of work, but it’s exciting to see all the new things,” she said. Watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, and whimsical batiks on silk created by more than 200 artists are featured inside Barwick Hall, a multipurpose room. In a room adjoining the main hall, visitors can view paintings and digital photographs created by Dayna Peterson Mason, this year’s featured artist. Visitors can also view sculptures in a room near the church sanctuary and shop for unique prints, ceramics and jewelry in a boutique. Children will be able to create art in a children’s art studio. There will also be a Starving Artist Cafe, film screenings and musical entertainment by a saxophone, guitar and bass trio. Anaheim Hills artist Sandra Grassi Nelipovich, who has exhibited her batiks in the festival for more than 20 years, described it as a wonderful event. “It is really an effortless show to do because of the quality and friendliness of the volunteers,” she said. Mason, a painter and associate professor of art at Riverside Community College, was invited to be a part of the show by Whittier artists Yosh and Grace Nakamura. “We had heard about her through several friends and she has a great body of work,” said Yosh Nakamura. Mason’s exhibit includes a mix of new and old works created during her long career. On display are digital photographs taken during her sabbatical in Italy and paintings of family members, including one of her son as a young boy. That same son, now grown, recently returned from Iraq. A picture he took of a comrade standing guard in Iraq is part of Mason’s exhibit. “I’m honored to be a part of something that is such a fabulous, really wonderful thing for the community,” said Mason. “More communities should do things like this that bind people together.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

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DONEGAL GAELTACHT ARTISTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS BURSARIES

first_imgSix Donegal artists have been awarded prestigious arts bursaries by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, the organisation responsible for the development of the arts in the Gaeltacht.The presentation of the awards was made at a special ceremony in An Gailearaí, Gaoth Dobhair.The awards scheme was established in order to help Gaeltacht artists across a wide range of genres to further their careers by way of a series of national bursaries amounting to a total of €50,000. Bursaries are also awarded to artists who have made a substantial contribution to the arts in Gaeltacht areas.The Donegal artists who received the awards were the visual artists Seán Chathail Ó Coileáin and Caitlín ní Ghallchóir, both from Gaoth Dobhair; Gort a Choirce based film-maker, Máire Ní Fhearraigh; the poet Collette Ní Ghallchóir; and the hugely popular playwright from Downings, Francie Cullen.The King of Tory, Patsy Dan Mac Ruairí also received a bursary for his contribution to the visual arts scene in Donegal.Micheál Mac Aoidh from Ealaín na Gaeltachta, who presented the awards, said the bursary scheme plays a small but highly important role in ensuring that a vibrant arts community continues to exist in the Donegal Gaeltacht. “The artistic community has always contributed greatly to the life of the Donegal Gaeltacht and to its development” Mac Aoidh said.“Not only do the artists and crafts people contribute immensely to the life of the Gaeltacht, they are also vital components in the economy and have a huge impact on tourism.“The bursary awards are a way of acknowledging the contribution these artists make to the life of the Gaeltacht as a whole. More importantly, however, the bursaries acknowledge the individual artist themselves and the monetary award allows them to have the resources and the time they need to create new work. The creation of new work is the most important thing in the arts”.The highly talented Seán Chathal Ó Coileán, who is best known as the head of graphics with TG4, has being concentrating on becoming a visual artist over the last number of years.As a fledgling artist, he believes the bursary award is a huge stepping stone for him and has helped him develop his art and to further his career. “It’s not just the money”, Ó Coileán said, “but, it’s also the recognition that this award brings. It is like a validation or appreciation of my work, an acknowledgement that I have reached a certain standard. The award really gives an artist extra motivation and confidence and it ultimately allows them to produce new work”. Ó Coileán has already begun producing a new body of work – modern art pieces that are rooted in the traditions of the Donegal Gaeltacht – and such has being the standard of the first number of painting, the gallery in Gaoth Dobhair has offered him an exhibition which is due to be be held next spring.  “It’s really exciting”, Ó Coileán said, “the bursary has given me that little bit of extra incentive and drive. Now, I find myself in a position where I can hold my first major exhibition”.Ealaín na Gaeltachta revealed at the ceremony that the 2015/2016 bursary awards will be announced next month. The awards will be open to artists of all disciplines from the Gaeltacht.DONEGAL GAELTACHT ARTISTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS BURSARIES was last modified: August 7th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BURSARIESdonegalDowningsEalaín na GaeltachtaGaoth DobhairTorylast_img read more

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Volunteers work to restore fire-damaged Crystal Lake

first_imgProgress at Crystal Lake is well under way and the Forest Service plans to reopen the trail to the public in the spring of 2007. Reasons for the delay are unknown, but Pickens speculates that budget cutbacks have been so severe that adequate funding just isn’t there. “We’ve come a long way since then,” Pickens said. “But a lot more needs to be done.” To make campgrounds look brand new, Boy Scouts will refurbish sites by sanding tables and grills, as well as raking up debris. Yet for the grounds to be completely safe, roads still must be repaired. Having participated in environmental cleanup for a second time, Shaw says there’s nothing better than events like this for her son to learn from. “It’s important to educate the youngsters about \, so it will be there for them to enjoy later,” she said. janarae.corpuz@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2471160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 06/03: Experience the Outdoors Giving back to Mother Nature is no easy task. About 120 volunteers braved the sweltering sun Saturday to clear debris, haul rocks and trim overgrowth in the hopes the fire-damaged trails of the Crystal Lake Recreational Area will be available to the public once again. “It makes a big difference,” said Rancho Cucamonga resident Maria Shaw, who was with her 11-year-old son, Jon. “It’s amazing seeing all the trash you pick up, and beauty of it after.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2A popular attraction that draws crowds in the summer, the Crystal Lake area in the Angeles National Forest was forced to close because of a fire in September 2002. However, the area opened Saturday to limited visitors in celebration of National Trails Day, which was started by the American Hiking Society. “The day is all about promoting stewardship for our national resources,” said Brian Edwards, outreach specialist for outdoor retailer REI. According to United States Forest Service Wilderness/Trails Manager John Seales, the event was “a chance to give back to the trails which provide us with exercise, a venue to enjoy the outdoors, and challenges, both physical and mental.” Besides trail restoration, which was led by the San Gabriel Mountain Trail Builders, guided hikes and demonstrations in outdoor ethics, mule packing and camping basics were led by High Country Riders, Back Country Horsemen and REI. “We want to make the public aware that hiking is available to everyone who wants to learn how to respect the land and keep it in pristine condition,” said Lois Pickens, Forest Service volunteer coordinator. last_img read more

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