The Taiwanese last threatened at 73-72, at the six-minute mark before a Castro three-point play and the last of Wright’s three triples put the Filipinos in command for good, 79-72.Despite the perfect start, the pressure mounts as Gilas takes on powerhouse Australia next in the tournament’s second window starting Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.Taipei’s naturalized player Quincy Davis dropped 12 of his team-best 20 points early to lift the Taiwanese to a 19-8 edge, before the Filipinos rallied to wrest the lead, 44-42, at halftime.Aussies whip JapaneseIn another qualifying match, Australia, nowhere near its full strength but still posing as the biggest hurdle for Gilas Pilipinas in the first round of the qualifying series, whipped Japan, 82-58, at Titanium Arena for a similar 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERIn defending its home court, Gilas Pilipinas got a bit sloppy.The old reliables, though, managed to clean up the mess as the Philippines turned back Chinese Taipei, 90-83, for a 2-0 start in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright sprung into action to put some fight in the Philippines after going down by twin digits right in the first three minutes, 2-12.“June Mar saved us,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. “We got off to a terrible start.”Gilas just couldn’t quite shake off Taipei—much like Japan in their 77-71 opening win in Tokyo—as the Taiwanese hung around for most of the second half until Wright stepped up to provide the spark the Filipinos needed in the final quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Filipino-Canadian Wright knocked in all of his 11 points in the fourth period, nine coming from three-point range, that gave Gilas some breather, 84-76, going into the last two minutes.Castro led the Philippines with 20 points, the same number he dropped in Japan, while Fajardo also delivered 17 points and eight rebounds. 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An eco-friendly building will soon be constructed in Non-Pareil, East Coast Demerara, after a combined effort from the Greenhouse Club and members of the community.The fence around the building was constructed with tyresThis was revealed by Public Relations Officer of the Non Pareil Greenhouse Club, Anthony Stanislaus, who revealed that plans are being finalised to construct the building using unwanted materials such as plastic bottles and unwanted tyres, among other non-biodegradable waste items.The building, which will be 1400 square feet, will serve as a multipurpose centre and will benefit the community in the long run.“We will use the glass bottle by breaking it up and put it in the cement mixture, which will strengthen the mixture and get rid of the glass bottle. As for the tyres, we will be using (them) to make the fence with…”He explained that the club will use about 1000 tyres for the fence and some parts of the building, while the plastic bottles will be used to replace concrete hollow blocks by filling them with the cement mixture. This, he stated, will reduce the amount of waste being burnt by the community, reduce pollution, and prevent flooding due to blockages caused by excess plastics.“The building will have a normal column, beams and foundation made of cement; but now, instead of using hollow blocks, we putting plastic bottles. So now this will help to get rid of all the plastic bottles in the drainage and canal system and also lying around the places. So it will keep a clean and healthy environment”, Anthony Stanislaus related.In addition, he stated, “Old tyres take 80 years to decompose, and glass bottle take 1 million years to decompose. So now instead of burning plastic bottle and tyres, which would cause air pollution, we will be using (them) as building materials which are durable and strong.”The project is being undertaken with the aim of spreading awareness on the hazardous effects that improper disposal of waste can have on the environment. The group is also encouraging other communities to venture into such projects.The project, which commenced in September, 2016, is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
“And to say, Look, we have that strong conservative group and you hear from that voice within the legislative community, but we also represent a voice that’s strong on the economic issues, libertarian on the social issues and progressive on the environmental issues.” But even as the party looks to broader issues, it faces internal turmoil over management and spending practices that left it with $4.4 million in outstanding debt at the end of last year. Critics say the party got very little for the money. While Schwarzenegger won re-election, and Steve Poizner won the insurance commissioner’s office, the party failed to take any other statewide offices nor gain any legislative seats. Mike Spence, president of the conservative activist group California Republican Assembly, said the party focused too heavily on Schwarzenegger. “It’s not like they were spending this money to elect other Republicans,” Spence said. “They were spending it on a guy up 20 points in the polls. It doesn’t make any sense.” Sundheim said leaders decided to give an equal and consistent level of financial support to all of the party’s statewide candidates rather than trying to adjust the amount based on the latest polls. Roger Salazar, a spokesman for the California Democratic Party, said Republicans are in low spirits. “They have a whole host of problems now,” Salazar said. “There’s millions of dollars in debt. People have been calling for an audit into how they spent their get-out-the-vote money. They have a governor who basically ignored them during the election – he didn’t lift a finger to help any of the party darlings like (controller candidate Tony) Strickland or McClintock.” “So I don’t think it’s a good time to be a Republican in California.” firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aaron McLear, a spokesman for the governor, said Schwarzenegger will emphasize his pride in being a Republican and will highlight public safety and other traditional party issues. He also is expected to pitch his health care reform plan, which has met with skepticism from the party base because it offers subsidized coverage to children of illegal immigrants and increases fees on employers, doctors and hospitals. And Schwarzenegger is expected to urge party unity. GOP Chairman Duf Sundheim said Schwarzenegger – who is conservative on financial issues but progressive on social issues – can help the party win over decline-to-state voters, who have been steadily increasing over the past decade. “Because we have Schwarzenegger for the next four years, I think that provides us with an opportunity to redefine who we are as Republicans,” Sundheim said. SACRAMENTO – As the state’s GOP faithful gather today for their semiannual convention, the mood is far from jubilant as leaders grapple with Republican Party finances and a failure to make any major gains in November’s election. Conservative activists also are continuing to grumble about the politics of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom they feel often acts more like a Democrat. “I think there’s great concern over the dramatic turn to the left he’s made in the past year and the damage that’s done to the state and to the party,” said Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks. Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address the convention tonight at an $80-per-person dinner. He also is expected to meet privately with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a likely presidential contender who will speak at a luncheon Saturday.
The Panthers also restructured quarterback Jake Delhomme’s contract and released special teams player Karl Hankton. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans released veteran tight end Erron Kinney and offered a contract to starting left guard Jacob Bell, but receivers Drew Bennett and Bobby Wade and defensive tackle Robaire Smith are leaving as free agents. MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings released three former starters: cornerback Fred Smoot, tight end Jermaine Wiggins, and tackle Mike Rosenthal. DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins released offensive linemen Seth McKinney and Bennie Anderson. ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The Detroit Lions re-signed linebacker Alex Lewis to a three-year contract. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Terms were not released, however Alstott had been seeking a deal similar to the one that paid him $1.5 million in 2006. Alstott is the Bucs’ career touchdown leader with 71 and is second on the club’s all-time rushing list with 5,088 yards. TAMPA, Fla. – Mike Alstott is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 12th season. The six-time Pro Bowl fullback, who considered retirement after each of the past two seasons, signed a one-year contract on Thursday. The Bucs also released offensive tackle Kenyatta Walker, who missed most of last season with a knee injury. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Starting safety Gibril Wilson and two other restricted free agents were tendered offers by the New York Giants on Thursday. Linebacker Reggie Torbor and running back Derrick Ward also were tendered offers on the eve of the NFL free-agency period. Wilson received a second-round tender, meaning the Giants would receive a second-round pick if he signed with another team, and New York didn’t match. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dan Morgan and Mike Rucker will return to the Carolina Panthers next season after agreeing to restructured contracts on Thursday.
24 competitors from virtually every corner of the region will take part.The members are from the area’s three school districts (59, 60, & 81) and Northern Lights College.Most of those heading to the Fraser Valley were gold-medal winners at the regional competition January 31st in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -The team will hit the road from Dawson Creek next Tuesday, April 8th.
When he clears his mind and transports himself back in time, Harold Strauss can still hear the buzz of the crowd. “Allen Bradford was the most fierce hitter I ever coached,” the Colton High School football coach said. “Whether carrying the ball on offense or making a hit on defense, you could hear the oohs and aahs coming from the stands. “He created an electricity on Friday nights.” Although Strauss would like to have Bradford in the lineup indefinitely, the eligibility of the punishing running back and linebacker has expired. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Next fall, he will play for USC. “I don’t want to leave Southern California,” Bradford said of his decision, made at the U.S. Army All-Star Game in San Antonio. “I want my family and friends to be able to see me play.” Bradford probably will have an extra ticket or two each game for Strauss, who for the past four years hasn’t sweated over admission to Bradford’s game. The 6-foot, 225-pound wunderkind has been a mainstay for Colton. This season in leading the Yellowjackets to a 9-3 record, he rushed for 1,869 yards and scored 29 touchdowns. Also a threat as a receiver, he latched onto 20 passes for 429 yards and six TDs. Most impressive were his 260 points, ranking him third in the state. Bradford averaged 21.7 points per game, scoring 38 touchdowns and 38 extra points. On defense he was just as impressive, making 157 tackles, including 12 sacks. He also recovered a fumble and returned it 83 yards. “Allen is pretty special,” Strauss said. “Talents like that don’t come along every year. He improved more and more each year. And the accolades he has received send a good message to the other kids in the program, that something like this can happen if you work really hard.” Add another plaudit to Bradford’s treasure trove: Because of his season-long excellence, he is The Sun’s Player of the Year. He leads a stellar All-County team that consists of Bradford and 26 other county stars, 13 on offense and 13 on defense. The honor is just the latest for the Colton star. Late last month, he was named to the Parade Magazine All-America team, getting named the all-purpose Player of the Year. “This is what I’ve wanted to do for a long time,” Bradford said. “I’ve always wanted to play college football and to be able to take my game to another level, and I’m really looking forward to it.” Colton fans no doubt will have mixed feelings. They’ll take pride in seeing Bradford play for the Trojans but might long for the days when he was bulling over tacklers or separating ball carriers from their senses with his big hits. During Bradford’s last three years on varsity, he led the Yellowjackets to two league titles and 30 victories. Especially exciting was the 2005 season when he teamed with players like Shareece Wright, quarterback Brad Sorensen, wideout and defensive back James Smith and lineman Mario Perez in averaging a ridiculous 51.3 points per game. “The thing I’ll remember most was being out there on Friday nights with all my teammates, playing before my family and friends,” Bradford said. “Whatever I do in my career, I just want to be remembered.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Meg and her medals!On Friday two local gymnasts travelled to Belfast to compete in the Northern Region Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition in the Belvoir Activity Centre.Twelve year old Meg Carr from Hawthorn Heights competed in Level One and came first in the Floor Routine, the Beam Routine, the Bars and the Vault and also won the All Round Female category for her level.Thirty one year old Patrick Quinlivan from the Long Lane area competed in Level Four and came first in the Men’s Floor Routine, the Pommell Horse, the Rings, the Parallel Bars, the High Bar and the Vault and also won the All Round Male category for his level. Congratulations are extended to both gymnasts for all their hard work especially with the new routines.Meg & PatrickMeg and Proud Sister Nell!All hail Meg! Meg with members of LCGC MEG AND PATRICK PICK UP GYMNASTIC GOLD! was last modified: May 19th, 2013 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:MEG AND PATRICK PICK UP GYMNASTIC GOLD!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Rosemead teen accused of masterminding a series of exploding pen incidents that injured three people pleaded not guilty Wednesday to nine felony charges. Brian Rocha, 18, is charged with three counts of explosion of a destructive device causing bodily injury and two counts of possession of a destructive device near a school. He also faces charges of one count of sale or transportation of a destructive device, one count of maintaining a booby-trap device, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of possession of the ingredients to make a destructive device. Rocha was arraigned Wednesday before Rio Hondo Superior Court Judge Steven P. Sanora and was ordered back to the El Monte courtroom on Feb. 8. His bail was set at $2.65 million. Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office, said Rocha’s next court appearance will be to decide if a trial is necessary or if a plea agreement is possible. The District Attorney’s Office said Rocha could face more than 25 years in prison if convicted on all nine counts. The three exploding-pen incidents happened at El Monte High School on Dec. 2 and near Rosemead High School on Aug. 24 and Sept. 17. Two students and a woman suffered minor injuries when they picked up the booby-trapped pens, which exploded in their hands. At the time of the incidents and his arrest on Dec. 7, Rocha was 17. On Jan.23, Pomona Juvenile Court Judge Daniel S. Lopez ordered him to stand trial as an adult. Investigators got an anonymous tip that led them to Rocha’s Rosemead home where they found components similar to those needed to make the devices found at and near the high schools, authorities said. Investigators allege Rocha left the pens rigged to explode on and around the high school campuses as revenge for his expulsion from Rosemead High School. El Monte Union High School District officials declined to say why Rocha was expelled from Rosemead High School, citing student privacy. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109
Drive InAll roads will lead towards Portsalon Golf Club on Sunday 6th February for the traditional Captain’s drive in. The Captain’s Donal Callaghan, Marie Gilligan and President Willie Mc Cleary will officially tee off in this their first official function of the year.A draw will take place on Saturday 5th for teams and tees, all names and handicaps must be entered by 6 p.m on Saturday to enable the team draw and tee allocation to take place. Tee off on Sunday will be a shot gun start at 10.30 sharp. The Captain Donal Callaghan extends the clubs invitation to the Captain and members of Ottway Golf Club to Portsalon for this Captain’s drive in.Mulroy Links An all too familiar scene on Friday night as the temperatures again dropped below freezing, the scheduled Mulroy Links event had to be cancelled due to frosty greens.ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open played on 26th January was Dessie Ferry (8) with 38 points, 2nd Joe Coyle (6) 37 points Gross Dara Mc Menemin (5) Letterkenny 32 points.On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Shaun Kelly (10) 40 points, 2nd, Stephen Connolly (5) 39 points, Gross John Shields (4) 34 points 3rd Mick Gallagher (10) 38 points. The CSS was 37 points.EventsOn Saturday 5th February the first tee is reserved for the North West Alliance and on Sunday 6th February Captain’s drive in and on Wednesday 9th February an open 18 hole stableford event a time sheet is in operation contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at portsalongolfclub.comMembers NoteDue to the Captain’s drive in on Sunday 6th, which will be a shotgun start, the course will be reserved for this event.SympathyThe Captain Donal Callaghan and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to Michael Mc Carron on the death of his brother Phil RIP. Winter placingMembers and visitors should note that there is 6 inch placing on all fairways.EndsPORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 31st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)