PBA: Columbian spoils Alonzo Gee’s debut, beats Phoenix to end skid

first_imgCJ Perez and Rashawn McCarthy chipped in 25 and 16, respectively, while Jackson Corpuz had 18 off the bench in the stand that put the Dyip right in the middle of the draw with a 4-4 record.Debuting reinforcement Alonzo Gee scored 45 points for the Fuel Masters, while Jason Perkins and Alex Mallari added 20 and 11 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4A replacement for the prolific Eugene Phelps, Gee had double-digit scores in the two middle quarters but only had nine points for the Fuel Masters in the final frame.Phoenix, which missed the services of star gunslinger Matthew Wright, slid to 2-6 in the season-ending tourney. Columbian and Phoenix take turns at defending conference champion Magnolia in their next contest.The Dyip play the Hotshots first on Sunday, Oct. 27, followed by the Fuel Masters on Nov. 6.The scores:Columbian 106 – Alston 30, Perez 25, Corpuz 18, McCarthy 16, Cahilig 7, Tiongson 4, Calvo 4, Khobuntin 2, Agovida 0, Camson 0, Celda 0, Faundo 0.Phoenix 104 – Gee 45, Perkins 20, Mallari 11, Gamboa 8, Marcelo 6, Jazul 6, Napoles 3, Chua 2, Kramer 2, Garcia 1, Potts 0,ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Columbian vs Phoenix. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Columbian snapped its two-game slide at the expense of undermanned Phoenix Fuel, 106-104, in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.Import Khapri Alston had an all-around performance, firing 30 points and plucking 18 rebounds to go with four steals and three blocks.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Gago’ Quarterscores: 28-20, 54-42, 74-76, 106-104.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jeep deal makes Juventus shirts worth more than $100 million ‘People evacuated on their own’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw View commentslast_img read more

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Gor disconnect Telcom to march on in Dar

first_img0Shares0000Enock Agwanda and George Odhiambo (right) celebrate Gor Mahia’s opener against Djibouti Telcom. PHOTO/Goal.comNAIROBI, July 26 – Gor Mahia avoided the threat of Tanzanian giants Azam FC in the quarterfinals of the Cecafa Kagame Cup by beating Djibouti Telcom 3-1 in at the Dar-es-Salaam National Stadium on Sunday top top Group A.It was a fitting way for the club to mark the send-off of US President, Barack Obama, who left Kenya less than an hour after K’Ogalo completed the preliminary round unbeaten on 10 points after notching three wins and a draw to book a date with South Sudan champion, Al-Malakia. Home side Yanga FC beat former Gor star Anthony Akumu’s  Khartoum National Club 1-0 in the later match to set up a potentially explosive Tanzanian derby with the dreaded Azam after nicking the Sudanese to second spot in the final.George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo turned the back the clock to 2010 when he was Kenya’s finest after conjuring up a brilliant solo goal after 12 minutes before that man, Michael Olunga, notched the second and his fourth on the 28th for a 2-0 half-time lead.Youssuff Osman halved the deficit in the 73rd before Enoch Agwanda sealed the win four minutes later for his first goal since joining Gor mid season.Having already secured a quarter-final berth, Gor head coach, Frank Nuttall rested nine regular starters to bring in his reserve team lead by keeper Jerim Onyango who captained the side in the absence of centre back Musa Mohammed.“I’m very excited to score my first goal of the tournament although it was tough since I was not playing in my usual position. We are ready for ant team in the quarters,” Odhiambo, who was named the man- of- the-match, said after the win.K’Ogalo made their intentions known after only three minutes with Olunga forcing Telecom keeper, Nzokora Jeff to parry his ferocious shot at full stretch.The keeper could not stop Odhiambo’s fine opener when the 2010 KPL Player of the Year dribbled past three defenders from the left before smashing past Nzokora for the opener.Gor’s push for the second paid in the 28th when Agwanda started the move from midfield to find winger Ronald Omino who in turn did well to square for Olunga to easily tap home.A minute later, Olunga who is leading the top scorers chart set up Odhiambo who uncorked a stinging shot but Nzokora punched away to deny the striker his brace.At the other end, Abubakar Djama threw away a chance to pull one back from the counter attack after blazing over with only Onyango to beat.Nuttall rested Olunga for Meddie Kagere at the restart and his first touch nearly led to the third when he picked up Wafula who hurriedly shot over from close range.Telecom remained composed with their format of playing behind the ball but despite managing to get into Gor’s box, Djama Abubakar could not beat Onyango who came off his line to deny him.Hussein Said squandered a chance that could have brought them back in the game, when he rounded Onyango but his finish was poor allowing Erick Ochieng to clear the danger.Said, made the amends a minute later, this time getting it right from a header to pull one back but even before they finished celebrating, Agwanda killed the contest after finishing his own rebound that hit the post.With ten minutes to the final whistle, Nuttall introduced Niizigiyimana for Collins Okoth as Gor held on for the win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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SA’s Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World

first_img14 December 2014An estimated one billion viewers around the world watched as Miss South Africa – 22- year-old Rolene Strauss – was crowned Miss World 2014 at the pageant’s final in London on Sunday.Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar was the first runner-up, and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit was second runner-up. The title was contested by women from 121 countries.“South Africa, this is for you,” Strauss said in an interview after the pageant, CNN reported. “I’m so proud of you and I’m proud to be your representative.”Strauss is the third South Africa to win Miss World. Penny Coelen won in 1958 and Anneline Kriel in 1974.This year marks the annual competition’s 64th event. It was held at the ExCel exhibition centre in east London, was contested by women from 121 countries.The event was presented by Tim Vincent and Megan Young, the first reigning Miss World to host her own final show.Strauss, a medical student, clasped her hands together in surprise and was presented with the sash by Young.“My country is my pride and my purpose has and will always lie within it,” Strauss said in her acceptance speech, saying she was both proud and humbled to have won.In the build-up to the finale, the contestants took part in the Miss World Challenge Events in London. These included a sports, top model and beach fashion competition, a talent contest, Beauty with a Purpose and a debate at the Oxford Union.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Fort St John sees increase in construction values for July

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has released the construction value of building permits issued for July 2019.For July, the value of construction was $13,153,520.00 with 10 permits issued.The largest project on the list is for a commercial building on Old Fort Road with a dollar value of $9.0 million. In comparison to 2018, the overall construction value of the projects is up from $17.5 million to $41.9 million.The number of permits issued so far in 2019 is slightly up at 59, compared to 54 a year ago.You can view the full July 2019 building permit report on the City’s website.last_img

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Priyanka Chopra features in powerful women list

first_imgLos Angeles: Global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined international celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep in USA Today’s list of “50 most powerful women in entertainment”. Honoured on getting featured in the list, Priyanka said in a statement: “I feel privileged to share this platform with these amazing women who have each pushed through their own challenges and created their own realities and today stand shoulders above everyone in their chosen careers. It does give one a feeling of achievement.” Priyanka became a popular name in the West through her lead role of Alex Parrish in the American TV drama thriller series “Quantico”. She made her Hollywood debut opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron in the action-comedy “Baywatch” in 2017. The list also included the names of singer Beyonce, television star Ellen Degeneres, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence and international pop icon Jennifer Lopez among many others. On the film front, Priyanka will be next seen in “The Sky is Pink” alongside Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.last_img read more

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Satire Urban Meyer names all six quarterbacks starters

Click to enlargeTired of constant questions regarding Ohio State’s ongoing quarterback battle, coach Urban Meyer revealed he’s already picked a starter — and it’s not quite what people expected.During an impromptu Sunday press conference, Meyer announced that redshirt-senior Braxton Miller, redshirt-junior Cardale Jones and redshirt-sophomore J.T. Barrett will all start for the Buckeyes in 2015. In fact, not only will the trio of returning starters all be in the opening lineup, but Meyer said all six scholarship quarterbacks at OSU have earned starting spots — even though two of them have yet to arrive on campus.“At Ohio State, it doesn’t matter, the best player plays,” Meyer said Sunday. “If our five best players are kickers, then five kickers play. If our best 11 on defense are all linebackers, then we’ll play 11 linebackers. It just so happens that our six quarterbacks are the best six players, so we had to find a way to get them all on the field.“Those six have earned the right to be called starters at the Ohio State University.”Meyer explained that Miller — a two-time Big Ten Quarterback of the Year — will line up at slot receiver, Barrett — the reigning conference Quarterback of the Year — will play tailback and Jones will use his 6-foot-5-inch, 250-pound frame to play tight end.Incoming freshman Torrance Gibson and redshirt-freshman Stephen Collier will be OSU’s outside receivers, Meyer said, and perhaps most shockingly of all, freshman Joe Burrow will be the only one actually taking snaps from senior center Jacoby Boren.Jones, who led the Buckeyes to wins over Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon en route to Big Ten and national titles in his first three starts, was visibly confused as he stood alongside Meyer during the press conference.“I finally figured out that I came here to play school, but I’m still pretty sure I didn’t come here to play tight end,” Jones was heard muttering as he left the room. “At least I’m still allowed to tweet.”Burrow, who has yet to take a college snap, is reportedly practicing passes to himself, much like he perfected in his high school playing days.“I am just so excited to throw passes to all of our quarterbacks, but even more excited to throw to myself,” Burrow said at the press conference. “I can’t thank coach Meyer enough for this opportunity.”Meyer, who is confident in Burrow’s abilities to lead the offense, reiterated his usual mantra to the press.“A quarterback is a product of those around him, and in this case they are the products for themselves,” Meyer said. “Zeke was great for us last year, but no one can open up the offense like our quarterbacks.”Barrett, who won 11 games last season, is coming off of an ankle surgery and said he is excited about his new role in the offense.“Did you see my run against Minnesota last year? I ran through all over those Gopher holes,” Barrett said. “I loved playing with Zekiel. But I am the better option.”The Buckeyes will have more than enough options next season, which Meyer said he intends to take full advantage of.“With six guys who can throw, you can really open up the playbook,” Meyer said. “I can’t give you an example, but I can tell you that there is a play where all six guys will touch the ball and Dolo Dale will end up throwing the ball further than Uncle Rico when he threw the ball over them mountains.”Collier, who saw extended action in the 2015 Spring Game said, was thrilled with the announcement.“I’m just happy to be here,” he said.As per usual, Miller declined to speak to the press.Burrow, an Athens, Ohio, native, was the only person at the press conference who didn’t look like he’d recently been hit by a bus. While he was rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN, he was widely expected to be the fifth or sixth option under center this season.“I know nobody expected it, but I always knew coach Meyer would give me a chance,” Burrow said. “Cordale, Brandon and J.R. are all great players, but none of them can throw touchdown passes to themselves.”The sextet is set to start for the Buckeyes when they open the 2015 season against Virginia Tech on Sept. 7 in Blacksburg, Va. read more

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Womens Hockey No 4 Ohio State splits road series with No 3

Ohio State then-redshirt sophomore defender Jincy Dunne (33) gets back on defense in the first period of the game against Minnesota on Jan. 19. Ohio State won 3-2. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignThe No. 4 Ohio State women’s hockey team (6-2, 3-1 WCHA) traveled up to Minneapolis to take on the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) in an early Top 5 matchup that saw a series split. The first game was won by Minnesota by a score of 3-0 and the Buckeyes won the second by a score of 3-2. Game 1Ohio State found themselves overmatched on the road against a tough Minnesota team and despite its efforts, lost 3-0.The first period saw Ohio State coming out hot, getting the first three shots on goal of the game, but none of them found the net and the same went for Minnesota throughout the first period. Both teams notched 10 shots on goal but remained scoreless after 20 minutes. Minnesota took the lead more than 11 minutes into the second period when senior forward Taylor Williamson shot one past freshman goaltender Andrea Braendli off a rebound that got away from the goalie to give the Golden Gophers a 1-0 lead. Senior forward Tianna Gunderson and junior defenseman Patti Marshall earned assists on the play. Throughout the second period, the Buckeyes were outshot by the Gophers 18-5. Momentum did not shift to Ohio State’s favor as the Gophers extended their lead off another rebound shot, this time by freshman forward Catie Skaja with assists by redshirt senior forward Nicole Schammel and sophomore forward Gracie Zumwinkle. In an attempt to mount a late comeback, Braendli was pulled in favor of another attacker for the Buckeyes, but it resulted in an empty net goal with just 32 seconds left for Williamson’s second goal of the game to clinch the victory for Minnesota. Ohio State was severely outshot by Minnesota 19-3 in the period.Fresh off winning player of the week for her efforts against Minnesota State, Braendli notched a career high 44 saves. Game 2On Saturday, Ohio State held off a late Minnesota comeback to win the game 3-2, splitting the series. The Buckeyes took the lead just 5:10 into the first period when freshman defenseman Sophie Jacques scored her first career goal. Minnesota struck back when Schammel got one by Braendli later in the period to tie it up, 1-1. Schammel was assisted by Zumwinkle and freshman defenseman Gracie Ostertag. Moving to just past the halfway point of the second period, sophomore forward Emma Maltais scored a power play goal to shift momentum back to Ohio State and give them a 2-1 lead. Redshirt junior Jincy Dunne recorded an assist on the goal. The Buckeyes extended their lead early into the third period when senior forward Madison Field scored an insurance goal to put Ohio State up two. Maltais and Dunne assisted Field on the play. Minnesota was not to be deterred, and a shot by senior forward Taylor Williamson with just under three minutes left in the game cut the lead to 3-2. However, that one goal was all that the Gophers were able to muster as Braendli put together another strong performance, this time saving 40 shots to give Ohio State the victory.Minnesota outshot the Buckeyes 42 to 27, but Ohio State took advantage of scoring opportunities when they presented themselves, and Braendli and the defense combined to clinch a tough away victory against a Top 5 Minnesota team. Ohio State remains on the road for next week as they travel to Canton, New York for a non-conference matchup against St. Lawrence. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. on Friday. read more

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Essien warns Chelsea over HazardReal Madrid transfer talk

first_imgChelsea legend Michael Essien believes Eden Hazard may leave for Real Madrid as “every player” wants to play for Los BlancosWith no new contract agreed at Stamford Bridge, Hazard continues to be strongly linked with a move to Real.The Belgian winger flirted with the idea of going to the Santiago Bernabeu again this month with Real president Florentino Perez allegedly keen on the move.And Essien, who also played for Real himself, understands the lure of playing for one of the world’s greatest clubs in football.“Hazard is one of the best players in the world,” Essien told Express Sport.“The interest of Real Madrid, I only hear from people in the media. But I mean when Real Madrid come calling… every player would love to play for them.“He’s happy at Chelsea though and hopefully we can keep him.”Andreas Christensen, Victor Moses and Danny Drinkwater are all being linked with exits from Chelsea themselves.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).In particular, Christensen’s situation in West London has caused him to be linked with a move to Barcelona due to a lack of playing time this season.“Every player wants to play,” added Essien.“Chelsea isn’t an easy place to come and the competition is very fierce.“At the end of the day, all the players work but it’s the manager who will pick who he wants to play.“When you’re not playing you get frustrated and you want to look elsewhere.“It’s up to them really but they have to keep working and then everyone gets their chance.”Chelsea will take on Watford today for their Boxing Day which will begin at 20:30 (CET).last_img read more

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Sarri slams disrepectful Bayern over HudsonOdoi

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says Bayern Munich lacked respect in their pursuit of youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern Munich have made four bids for Callum Hudson-Odoi, with the latest believed to be in the region of £35m, and Chelsea have rejected all offers.And Chelsea boss Sarri is furious at Bayern’s public attempts to unsettle the player.He told Sky Sports: “I think that it’s not professional because they are talking about a player under contract at Chelsea,” Sarri said ahead of Chelsea’s game with Newcastle on Saturday.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“They didn’t respect our club, I think. I don’t know what to say, I do not know the situation.“I am very, very happy with the player because the player is improving.“He is improving a lot in the defensive phase and now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball.“He is working very well at the moment, so I am happy with the player and I would like to have him in the future.”last_img read more

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President Trump declares emergency for CA after recent earthquakes

first_img Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter AP, President Trump declares emergency for CA after recent earthquakes Posted: July 8, 2019 AP July 8, 2019 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on earthquakes in Southern California (all times local):8:15 p.m.President Donald Trump has declared an emergency for California after two major earthquakes and thousands of aftershocks.Monday’s declaration paves the way for federal aid to help those hard-hit by the quakes.The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts in Kern and San Bernardino counties.A magnitude 6.4 quake on Thursday and a 7.1 quake on Friday damaged many homes and roads in the Mojave Desert towns of Ridgecrest and Trona.___1:30 p.m.An official says she expects “dozens” of properties will be found damaged by recent earthquakes once the Southern California town of Ridgecrest completes its review.Kern County spokeswoman Megan Person says Monday that inspectors will need several more days to assess all the damage in the desert community.Person says 100 people were staying at Ridgecrest’s main shelter as of Sunday afternoon. She says an additional 43 evacuees were camping on the lawn outside, afraid to go indoors.She says officials are bringing in counselors to help residents still on edge as aftershocks rattle the area.A magnitude 6.4 earthquake Thursday and a magnitude 7.1 quake Friday were centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Ridgecrest. The town is in the Mojave Desert about 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Los Angeles.___12:10 p.m.It could be days before water service is restored to the Southern California desert town of Trona, where officials are still assessing damage from last week’s powerful earthquakes.San Bernardino County spokesman David Wert says Monday that 10 residences have been red-tagged as uninhabitable, but he expects that number to rise. He says he has seen homes that shifted 6 feet (nearly 2 meters) off their foundations during the magnitude 6.4 earthquake Thursday and a magnitude 7.1 quake Friday.Wert says the county is providing bottled water and trucking in portable toilets and showers. Electricity was restored over the weekend, allowing people to use much-needed air conditioners as daytime temperatures approached 100 degrees (38 Celsius).Wert says the quakes have rattled residents’ nerves but also pulled the community together.___12:05 a.m.Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.California is spending more than $16 million to install thousands of quake-detecting sensors statewide that officials say will give utilities and trains precious seconds to shut down before the shaking starts.Gov. Gavin Newsom said it’s time residents did their part by mapping out emergency escape routes and preparing earthquake kits with food, water, lights and other necessities.A magnitude 6.4 earthquake Thursday and a magnitude 7.1 quake Friday were centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the small desert town of Ridgecrest, about 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Los Angeles. last_img read more

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