Negros girl spikers in WVPRISAA topple Iloilo

first_imgThe Negros Occidental secondary girls volleyball team. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSE MONTALBO [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Negros girl spikers in WVPRISAA topple Iloilo’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Wednesday, February 28, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] The Negros Occidental secondary girls volleyball team. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSE MONTALBONEGROS Occidental overcame a twice-to-win disadvantage to stave off Iloilo and claim the secondary girls volleyball title in the 2018 WVPRISAA Meet yesterday at the Iloilo Doctors’ College Nursing Gym in Iloilo City.Led by veterans Shane Carmona, Alyssa Bertolano, Marianne Sotomil, and Joan Marie Monares, the Negrenses cruised to a 25-23, 25-12, 25-12 win in the morning to virtually tie the series at 1-1.In the deciding match, Negros had to overcome a first-set defeat to pull off a 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 victory over the Ilonggas and punch a ticket to represent Western Visayas in the National PRISAA Meet in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.After losing a close first set, Negros got things going from Carmona and Joan Doguna for an early 5-point lead. Iloilo tried to inch closer but Negros responded with hits from Bertolano and Monares to tie the set score 1-1.Both teams fought tooth and nail in the third frame with several lead changes but Negros proved to be the tougher team down the stretch, snatching the set behind hits by Carmona and Doguna.With the victory already within grasp, Negros zoomed to an early edge in the fourth set with hits from Carmona and Bertolano. Iloilo had its last stand when it trimmed the deficit but Negros went with finishing blows from Doguna.Also part of the Ian Macariola-mentored Negros were Rhean Almendralejo, Nohlin Jundana, Marixi Maligmat, Jeanny Padilla, Shaira Jardio, Kiesha Bedonia, and Erika Deloria.Iloilo got the twice-to-beat edge heading into the final round after sweeping the three-game eliminations, including a 18-25, 25-16, 25-20 victory over Negros Occidental on Monday.Negros Occidental – Jundana and Maligmat – also clinched the beach volleyball tiara with a 21-14, 21-17 win over Capiz. Before that, Negrenses swept the eliminations, earning a twice-to-beat edge in the finals./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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District receives clean audit

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comThe Point Isabel Independent School District received a ‘clean’ audit for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.Such was the report as presented by Victor Barron, of Brownsville accounting firm, Pattillo, Brown and Hill. “it’s a clean audit,” Barron said. “There was no material weaknesses, no significant deficiencies reported,” he said.Barron spoke of how the District began the fiscal year with a fund balance of approximately $10.7 million, which went down by $1.6 million by the end of the year, to end at approximately $8.4 million by Aug. 31, 2016.As Deputy Superintendent Henry LeVrier explained, the drop in the fund balance was due to various projects the District undertook throughout the year, including repaving the road to Port Isabel Junior High, roof repairs to an elementary school, and expenses related to improvements at the District’s athletic complex. “These were all projects that were brought to the board,” LeVrier said. “One time expenses.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedSchool district gets positive financial reviewBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In a year marked by state budget cuts to public education, the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees were happy to receive positive news as they heard the findings of the district’s annual financial audit Tuesday evening. Carlos Cascos, of Brownsville accounting firm…January 19, 2018In “News”School board holds budget workshopBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees met Monday to continue ongoing discussions about the district’s 2018-19 budget. The finance department staff was pleasantly surprised to have received the latest report of property values from the County sooner than they had anticipated, explained…July 27, 2018In “News”County gets clean audit reportBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Despite a slight increase in revenues, the Cameron County general fund was down in 2017, with much of the budget going towards law enforcement and public safety. That was the report delivered by Carlos Barrera, a certified public accountant with Brownsville-based Long Chilton,…April 20, 2018In “News”last_img read more

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Drone Muncul (Lagi) di Bandara Dubai, Operasional Penerbangan Dihentikan 30 Menit

first_img“Bandara Dubai telah bekerja sama dengan pihak berwenang yang tepat untuk memastikan bahwa keselamatan operasi bandara dipertahankan setiap saat,” ujar juru bicara Bandara Dubai.Bandara ini juga pernah menghentikan sementara pengoperasiannya pada 2015 lalu karena masalah drone. Penghentian tersebut selama 55 menit setelah ada drone ilegal yang terbang di dekat bandara dan tahun 2016 lalu ada tiga drone yang mendekati bandara.Kejadian ini mengingatkan pada dua drone yang ditemukan dekat Bandara Gatwick London pada Rabu (19/12/2018) kemarin. Kehadiran dua drone misterius itu membuat bandara di London harus menunda keberangkatan mereka hingga hampir 24 jam dan 657 penerbangan dibatalkan serta puluhan ribu penumpang terdampar.Sempat buka pukul 03.00 pagi waktu setempat, Bandara Gatwick mau tak mau tutup kembali selama 45 setelah drone mendekati bandara. Untuk menangani drone misterius tersebut, pihak militer Inggris dipanggil untuk membatu dan mengerahkan peralatan khusus untuk menangani situasi tersebut.Baca juga: Bandara Gatwick dan Heathrow Hadirkan Teknologi Anti DroneAkibat insiden drone misterius, Bandara Gatwick dan Heathrow akan menerapkan peralatan anti drone dengan standar militer. Kehadiran teknologi ini untuk menangani munculnya drone ilegal di dekat lapangan udara yang bisa mengganggu lalu lintas penerbangan. Drone yang dilarang terbang di beberapa negara (t3.com) Sebuah drone mencurigakan kembali membuat aktivitas bandara internasional berhenti dan menunda pengoperasian seluruh pesawatnya. Kali ini drone tersebut ditemukan di Bandara Internasional Dubai, Uni Emirat Arab (UEA). Drone yang dicurigai tersebut terlihat pada 15 Februari 2019 setelah dilihat terbang di dekat area bandara.Baca juga: Bandara Gatwick dan Heathrow Hadirkan Teknologi Anti DroneKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman airport-technology.com (18/2/2019), dalam sebuah pernyataan pihak bandara mengatakan bahwa penerbangan sempat terhenti dari pukul 10.13 hingga 10.45 waktu setempat. Penghentian sementara ini dilakukan untuk pencegahan dan melindungi keselamatan para penumpang pesawat yang akan terbang dari Bandara Dubai. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDrone Misterius Ganggu Operasional Bandara Frankfurt Selama 30 Menit27/03/2019In “Bandara”Bandara Gatwick dan Heathrow Hadirkan Teknologi Anti Drone09/01/2019In “Bandara”Drone Misterius Ganggu Penerbangan di Bandara Changi Singapura28/06/2019In “Bandara”last_img read more

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Fenton-Wells agrees new one-year deal

first_img Fenton-Wells in action during the 2017/18 season (via JMP UK). Fenton-Wells bolsters competition in the position, with Harry Thacker (Leicester Tigers), Shaun Malton (Exeter Chiefs), Tom Lindsay (Bedford Blues) and Will Capon (Bristol Academy and England U18s) also joining Lam’s squad in the summer.He added: “The opportunity to continue my journey with Bristol Rugby was one that I couldn’t turn down. I’m proud of the environment and culture that we are working hard to create and it’s a club that has everything in place to make the next step.“I’m still learning the nuances of my new role in the team, but I’m enjoying working with the coaches and I will be doing everything I can to help the team and contribute to our success moving forward.” “His contribution off the field – working closely with our community foundation – is admirable and a key element of what we are striving to achieve.” Head coach Pat Lamcenter_img The 31 year-old – who converted to hooker from the back row midway through the campaign – has made 31 appearances for the club.“Nick has proved his quality on the field. It takes a bold decision to switch positions at a relatively late stage in his career, but he backed himself to learn the new role and he’s working incredibly hard to become a Premiership-quality hooker,” said head coach Pat Lam.“To have somebody in our squad who can play in both the front row and the back row will be a real asset in the top flight.“Equally as important, Nick [Fenton-Wells] is a fantastic team man who embodies the spirit of our community-inspired vision. His contribution off the field – working closely with our community foundation – is admirable and a key element of what we are striving to achieve.”last_img read more

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College softball: BPCC sweeps McLennan

first_imgShepherd and second baseman Abi Cole, a former Benton star, each had two hits and scored two runs in the game, while shortstop Ruby Butler added a double and two RBIs for the Lady Cavaliers. Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo In a game that featured a 21 runs and 22 hits, it was the Bossier Parish Community College Lady Cavaliers who outlasted the McLennan Community College Highlassies 12-9 in game one of a doubleheader Friday at the BPCC Softball Field. MCC’s Emily Eubanks hit a two-run homer in the top of the sixth to once again make it a two run game. However, BPCC would add an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on freshman Uchenna Jong Loy’s sacrifice fly that plated freshman Rebecca Shepherd, who led off the inning with a single.  Batting in the ninth spot in the lineup, sophomore right fielder Emily Hardy belted her second home run of the game to put the Lady Cavaliers up 11-7. Hardy went 2-for-2 in the game with two home runs, three runs batted in and she scored three runs to lead the Lady Cavs offensive attack. BPCC Athletic Coordinator The Lady Cavaliers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, then had to hang on for the win. Leading 9-0 after three innings, BPCC appeared to be cruising along, but MCC’s Kaitlin Richards changed the complexion of the game with one swing of the bat. After pushing a run across, Richards blasted a grand slam home run over the left field wall to cut the Lady Cavs lead to 9-5. BPCC used three pitchers in the game, but it was sophomore Jenna James, who pitched the final inning and a third to close out the game. With runners at first and second and the tying run at the plate, James was able to induce Richards into a game-ending double play and preserve the victory for the Lady Cavaliers. After the Highlassies added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to make it 9-7, Bossier Parish would respond in the bottom half of the inning with two runs. Charlie Cavelllast_img read more

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Fulham seal £22.3m signing of Anguissa

first_imgFulham have completed the signing of midfielder André Zambo Anguissa from Marseille for £22.3m. The Cameroon international, 22, has signed a five-year contract Craven Cottage.“I am delighted to have signed for Fulham today. This is a new chapter in my career and one I’m really looking forward to,” he told the club website. AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Fulham complete signing of Bryan from Bristol CityFulham complete loan deals on busy deadline dayFulham defenders unavailable for Palace gameBoss Jokanovic plays down expectations at Fulhamcenter_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Son of soil: Boxing champ Amit Panghal speaks up for distraught farmers

first_imgFarmers in Rohtak have been demanding compensation for weather-caused crop damage and according to reports, a survey has been conducted to assess the cost by the state government. However, no payments have yet been made according to media reports quoting local officials. Panghal had posted his appeal on Twitter as well, tagging the official handle of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s office. Speaking about his time in the lockdown, Panghal said it hasn’t been particularly difficult as he has got everything he needs to stay fit and the added incentive of mom-cooked meals. “We have been provided daily schedules to follow by the coaches, I stick to that. I train at a senior’s house nearby as he has all the equipment. Focus is to stay fit and increase strength,” said the boxer, who has often stressed on the need to make his punches more powerful. “Plus, I have managed to spend some quality time with my family which was not happening earlier. This is the first time I have been at home for so long. Aaj kal chulhe ki rotiyan kha raha hun,” he added with a laughter. “Mom-cooked meals used to be once in a while, getting them regularly is one positive I can count about being in lockdown.” Asked what he saw as the future of a contact sport like boxing in a post COVID-19 world, Panghal said he is hopeful of things getting back to normal at some point.”I don’t think there will be or there should be any sparring. Social distancing is important. Training can resume without us having to do sparring because there is no competition lined up right now.”For the time being, that is enough,” he said.  First Published: 14th May, 2020 12:34 IST For India’s Asian Games gold-winning boxer Amit Panghal, the lockdown hasn’t been about just staying fit and enjoying time with family, it has also opened his eyes to the plight of “distraught” farmers in his village and he is appealing for government help. The 24-year-old, who hails from Mayna village which is situated 5km from Rohtak, is “for the first time in many years” spending the summer at home due to the lockdown which has brought all training camps to a halt. The Armyman helped his father, Vijender Singh Panghal, with the harvesting of wheat and in the process witnessed the “misery of farmers” shattered by unseasonal rains and the lockdown to contain the deadly pandemic.Son of the soil SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US “My village and 13 nearby villages have been affected by hailstorm and unseasonal rains that have destroyed crops,” India’s first silver-medallist at the world championships told PTI in an interaction.”I have never seen misery like this. Some farmers have not even got enough yield to sustain themselves, forget about harvest for sale,” he said.Panghal had donated Rs 1.11 lakh to the Prime Minister’s fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic last month.”I appeal to the Haryana government, please help these people. They are desperate,” said the flyweight 52kg boxer, who is also a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist. Image credits: PTI / Twitter center_img Written By “There has been no response so far but I am hopeful of help. The hailstorm in March has destroyed the farmers this side. They don’t have anything to fall back on. They won’t be left with any food also if help doesn’t come soon,” he said with concern.”Our family’s crops were also affected but we are fine. We use our harvest for our own consumption only. But the people I am talking about are in dire straits. They need help,” he added.”Being a farmer’s son, it is my responsibility to raise my voice for them.” Last Updated: 14th May, 2020 12:34 IST Son Of Soil: Boxing Champ Amit Panghal Speaks Up For Distraught Farmers Amit Panghal, the lockdown hasn’t been about just staying fit and enjoying time with family, it has also opened his eyes to the plight of “distraught” farmers Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTlast_img read more

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Doncic’s historic triple-double powers Mavs past Warriors

first_img(Field Level Media) Luka Doncic scored 22 of his game-high 35 points in the first quarter last night as the host Dallas Mavericks made quick work of the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors in a 142-94 thrashing. Doncic ran up his 35 points in only 26 minutes, hanging around just long enough to record a second straight triple-double with a game-high-tying 10 rebounds and a game-high 11 assists.According to ESPN, the 25:30 total that Doncic played was the least court time for a player in a 30-point triple-double in NBA history.Tim Hardaway Jr. went 4-for-4 from 3-point range on a 20-point night against his dad’s former team, and the Mavericks shot 22-for-38 (57.9 percent) on 3s en route to their third straight win during a four-game homestand featuring the last six NBA champions. Rookie Eric Paschall led Golden State with 22 points.Coming off a career-best, 42-point performance in a triple-double Monday against San Antonio, Doncic made five 3-pointers in the first quarter, helping the Mavericks take 8-0, 26-7 and 39-12 leads.His 22-point period provided half of Dallas’ scoring en route to a 44-16 advantage after one quarter. The Mavericks, who already had beaten the reigning champion Toronto Raptors on the homestand, went on to lead by as many as 39 in the second quarter, relegating the second half to bench-clearing.Doncic shot 11-for-18 from the field and Hardaway went 6-for-7, helping Dallas shoot 57.3 percent overall for the game.Jalen Brunson, who made all six of his shots, added 15 points for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Courtney Lee turned four 3-pointers into 12 points, and Boban Marjanovic chipped in with 10 points for Dallas, which will complete the homestand Friday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Paschall, a second-round pick who has been one of the NBA’s top-scoring rookies this season, had a team-high seven rebounds for the Warriors, who suited up only eight players.Golden State, the league’s losingest team, had nine in uniform Tuesday night for a rare win at the Memphis Grizzlies but lost Draymond Green to a sore right heel.Ky Bowman had 16 points, while Alec Burks, Omari Spellman, Marquese Chriss and Jordan Poole put up 11 apiece for Golden State, which has lost eight of its last nine games.last_img read more

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Newcastle bounce back to draw 2-2 with West Ham

first_imgNEWCASTLE, England, (Reuters) – Newcastle United twice came back from a goal down as they grabbed a 2-2 Premier League draw with West Ham United yesterday, robbing the visitors of the chance to put some more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone. Having lost their previous seven away league games, West Ham started the day three points above the drop zone, and they got off to the perfect start when Michail Antonio opened the scoring after four minutes following a mistake by Jamaal Lascelles.Newcastle levelled in the 17th minute through Miguel Almiron, who swept home Emil Krafth’s cross after a slick passing move by the home side.They went behind again in the 66th minute when midfielder Tomas Soucek fired home a rebound after Declan Rice hit the crossbar with a header from a corner, with Soucek reacting quickest to volley the ball into the net. The lead was short-lived as Jonjo Shelvey struck back immediately for Newcastle, dancing through the visitors’ defence before slotting home with his left foot to make it 2-2.Having been pegged back twice, West Ham surged forward looking for the win and substitute Andriy Yarmolenko went closest with a stinging late shot that Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka palmed away.Despite securing their first points away from home since they beat Southampton on Dec. 14, the ease with which Shelvey sliced through his defence left Hammers boss David Moyes shaking his head in disbelief. “I was sickened because of us working so hard to get a goal back and then gave it up so quickly,” Moyes told a news conference.“I am pleased we got something but disappointed it wasn’t all three (points). This could still easily go right to the end of the season,” he added.The result leaves West Ham in 16th spot on 31 points, four points ahead of Aston Villa in 18th, while Newcastle are 12th on 43 points.last_img read more

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Cockatoos flock to Cardinia for food

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Cockatoos have flocked to the Pakenham area in recent weeks to source food. The Department of Environment,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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