Taking ‘law in their hands’

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LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers suffered a couple of heartbreaking defeats during a West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Mini-tournament Saturday at the Hangar.The Junior Bombers saw the Grand Forks Wolves score five points in the final minute to escape with a 41-39 overtime victory in game three of the mini-tournament.Earlier, LVR lost 50-37 to Mount Sentinel Wildcats — the game also went into overtime.In other game of the mini-affair, Grand Forks Wolves outlasted a tired Mount Sentinel Wildcats squad 53-42.Against the Wolves, who the Bombers had defeated earlier this year, LVR led 39-36 in the final minute of the game after sending the game into extra time with a basket at the buzzer.However, poor execution on offence coupled with two turnovers cost the Bombers the win.The Dixon brothers — Brock and Dyllen — led LVR with 13 and 10 points, respectively. Quin Hall, Keegan Jade and Curtis Young each had four points.In the mini-tourney opener, the Wildcats outscored the Bombers 11-0 in the extra period to win the contest.It was the third straight win for Mount Sentinel over LVR this season.The Wildcats opened the game on fire, building a 16-2 lead after one quarter.Mount Sentinel maintained the margin into the second half before the Bombers caught fire, outscoring the Cats 26-13 to send the game into overtime.Hall and Young led the Bombers in scoring, netting nine and eight points, respectively.Dyllen Dixon added six points while Brock Dixon had four.LVR now prepares for the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball The Bombers enter the tournament as the four seed and meets J. Lloyd Crowe Junior Hawks in the first game of the tournament.Mount Sentinel, the top seed, gains a bye into the second round.Other games have second seed Stanley Humphries meeting Salmo Falcons and third seed Grand Forks playing Boundary Central of Midway.The tournament concludes Saturday.last_img read more

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Awkward diplomacy on show as ‘peace’ Games begin

first_imgThe Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.South Korea, which is using the Pyeongchang Games to break the ice with North Korea, seated its presidential couple alongside U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, with two of the North’s most senior officials sitting in the row behind.President Moon Jae-in, who wants to harness the Olympic spirit to pave the way for talks over the North’s weapons programme, warmly shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s smiling sister as well as the North’s nominal head of state.The South is still technically at war with the North after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, and the United States and North Korea have recently swapped nuclear threats. Pence vowed only this week to tighten sanctions on the North.Underlining Moon’s efforts to re-engage with the North, the opening ceremony followed the story line of children wandering through a mythical landscape and discovering a world where people live in peace and harmony.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach told the crowd that by allowing their athletes to march together under one flag at the ceremony, North and South Korea had shown sport’s “unique power” to unite people.“All the athletes around me, all the spectators here in the stadium, and all Olympic fans watching around the world … we are all touched by this wonderful gesture,” he said.The Olympics have provided some respite from years of tense relations between Seoul and Pyongyang, though just hours before the ceremony hundreds of anti-North Korean protesters scuffled with riot police outside the stadium, burning North Korean flags and pictures of its leader, Kim Jong Un.South Korea’s frigid February, where temperatures have plummeted to minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 Fahrenheit) at night, has come as a shock to the system for athletes and visitors alike in the leadup to these Games, prompting concerns about hypothermia at the opening ceremony.The weather was a little milder than feared on Friday, but spectators still huddled near heaters, holding hot packs and slurping down steaming fishcake soup to ward off the chills.Bundled up in a scarf, mask and knitted hat, with hot packs tucked into her knee blanket, office worker Shin Hye-sook said she and her three colleagues were coping with the cold.“We’re sitting as close as we can and trying not to move a lot to save our energy,” said the 60-year-old.LONG WAIT FINALLY OVERPyeongchang has waited a long time for this moment.The alpine town first bid for the 2010 Games but narrowly lost out to Vancouver, and suffered similar heartbreak when it was beaten to the 2014 Olympics by Sochi.After announcing its arrival on the international stage by hosting the 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea now wants to show the world just how far it has come over the last 30 years with a Games showcasing its culture and technological prowess.According to Olympic tradition, the Greek contingent headed the parade of athletes into the open-air stadium, followed by the other delegations in order according to the Korean alphabet.Pence stood to welcome the U.S. athletes as the Korean pop hit Gangnam Style blared around the stadium, sparking the ‘Horse Dance’ in the crowd and among the volunteers.The moment failed to elicit even a smile from the two senior North Korean officials in the VIPs box, however, as they sat stony-faced in black fluffy hats and long coats.Elsewhere in the stadium, a Kim Jong Un impersonator was not made as welcome as the North Koreans in the VIP box and was ejected by security. “Well is my sister getting the same treatment?” he demanded to know.As the athletes made their way around the track, one of the biggest cheers was reserved for muscle-bound Tongan Pita Taufatofua, who repeated his famed Rio Games entrance by marching in shirtless, oiled up and wearing a traditional skirt — this time in sub-zero temperatures.Later, the crowd erupted as athletes from North and South Korea marched together under the unification flag for the first time at an Olympics since 2006.“It was incredible,” spectator Eim Young-joo said.North Korean cheerleaders greeted the athletes by waving a controversial version of the flag depicting disputed islands known as Dokdo in Korean and Takeshima in Japanese.Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Norio Maruyama said he had not seen the flag so he did not want to comment.As the ceremony neared an end, the Olympic flame was carried by a succession of Korean sporting heroes including 2016 Rio Games golf champion Park In-bee and soccer player Ahn Jung-hwan, who scored the winning goal against Italy at the 2002 World Cup.It finally found its way to figure skating star Kim Yuna, who won gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games and silver in Sochi four years later.Kim, who travelled the world as a Games ambassador in the run-up to Pyeongchang, performed a short skating routine before sending flames shooting up to light the cauldron.last_img read more

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FEU going all out as UAAP Final Four ‘anybody’s game’

first_imgLATEST STORIES The Lady Tamaraws sealed their place in the Final Four picture after an emphatic showing against University of the Philippines, 25-16, 25-16, 27-25, to finish the elimination round with an 8-6 card.As of posting, FEU holds the fourth seed behind third placed University of Santo Tomas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe game against Lady Maroons could’ve been skipper Remy Palma final game, but with a do-or-die mindset fueling her she knew she can carry what she did against UP to the semifinals.“It’s all or nothing,” said Palma who finished with 10 points against UP. “I always think that this could be my last game so I give it everything I got.” SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Lady Tamaraws. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University is back in the Final Four and the Lady Tamaraws are hell-bent on causing a stampede in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball semifinals.“We’ll be all out because this will be anybody’s game,” said FEU head coach Shaq Delos Santos Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Whoever works harder, whoever puts everything on the line will win.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Global stuns JDT, regains top spot in AFC Cup Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View commentslast_img read more

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Serbia opens Fiba World Cup with 46-point rout of Angola

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Hosts China were to start their title bid later Saturday against Ivory Coast in the capital Beijing.Team USA open their defence on Sunday in Shanghai against the Czech Republic. Serbia’s players react during the Basketball World Cup Group D game between Angola and Serbia in Foshan on August 31, 2019. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)Strongly fancied Serbia made a ruthless start to their Basketball World Cup title bid, thrashing Angola 105-59 in the opening match of the tournament in China on Saturday.The United States are the two-time defending champions but are missing their biggest stars and some fancy that Serbia can snatch the Americans’ long-held crown.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son ‘People evacuated on their own’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak 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 Taal Houston Rockets, Eric Gordon agree on extensioncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption LATEST STORIES Serbia were strong favourites against Angola in the southern Chinese city of Foshan and wasted no time stamping their mark on the 32-team World Cup.Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, of the NBA team Sacramento Kings, led the way for the Olympic and world silver medallists, scoring 24 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSGinebra looks set for another titleNikola Jokic, the lumbering Denver Nuggets All-Star who is key to Serbia’s chances, brought up 100 points with a free throw on the way to him racking up 14 points.Serbia were comfortably ahead 50-32 at half-time and rammed home their handsome advantage in the second period against the wilting Africans. Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Bayern in make-or-break Porto ‘final’

first_imgIn four previous attempts, Bayern have never over-turned a two-goal deficit in European competition and Guardiola knows his side face an uphill task at the Allianz Arena.“This game is our final and we’ll have to put in a super performance,” said Bayern’s head coach.“It will be hard, but we have to try and I have a lot of trust in my players.”To compound his problems, Guardiola has eight players on the injury list which comes after team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt dramatically quit last Thursday after 40 years with Bayern, citing a deterioration of faith in the medical staff.“We know that this is the most important game of the season,” said Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.“Everyone will do everything they can so that we put in a top performance.”Bayern certainly need a tighter defensive display having fallen foul of Porto’s pressing game.All three of Porto’s first-leg goals came from Bayern errors as Xabi Alonso, Dante and then Jerome Boateng were pressed into mistakes as the hosts gratefully converted their chances.Dante clearly failed to learn his lesson as his slip nearly led to Anthony Modeste scoring for Hoffenheim in Bayern’s 2-0 Bundesliga away win on Saturday.Bayern could wrap up the German league title as early as this Saturday at home to Hertha Berlin, if other results go their way, but a quarter-final exit in Europe would cast a shadow over their season.– Schweinsteiger set to return –In Guardiola’s favour, Porto will be missing suspended wing backs Alex Sandro and Real Madrid-bound Danilo, who both picked up bookings in the first leg.And Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger returned to training on Sunday for the first time after an ankle injury, then flu, but captain Philipp Lahm is still struggling with a stomach infection.Left-back Juan Bernat should be available despite coming off following a bone-crunching tackle at Hoffenheim.“It’s not over yet,” said Bayern’s Germany defender Boateng.“We’re playing at home, so anything is possible.“The important thing is that we keep things to zero at the back and get an early goal as quickly as possible.”Porto remained second in the Portuguese league as coach Julen Lopetegui made nine changes for their 1-0 win at Academica on Saturday to rest his first-choice side as winger Hernani’s first-half goal settled the matter.Only goalkeeper Fabiano and defender Alex Sandro kept their places.Porto also have a crucial week as they head to Munich before facing Portuguese leaders Benfica next Sunday with Lopetegui’s side only three points behind the Lisbon giants.“Our attitude made the difference in the first leg and we knew we couldn’t make any mistakes,” said Quaresma, who converted a penalty and added a second after ten minutes in the first leg.“Nothing has been decided yet, we know how difficult it may be at Bayern, they have great players and a great team, but they will be missing a few players too.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000BERLIN, April 20- Pep Guardiola admits Tuesday’s European quarter-final, second-leg, tie against Porto is effectively a ‘final’ for Bayern Munich with the injury-hit Bavarians staring down the barrel of a Champions League exit.Bayern’s dream of repeating their 2013 European, league and cup treble was left in tatters last Wednesday when Ricardo Quaresma poached two early goals before captain Jackson Martinez grabbed a late third to seal Porto’s 3-1 win in the first-leg at the Estadio do Dragoa.last_img read more

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Gor start title defence with Chemelil draw

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans.PHOTOFILE/ Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, February 17 – Gor Mahia’s hopes of launching their SportPesa Premier League title defence on a high were thwarted by Chemelil Sugar after settling for a goalless draw at Kisumu’s Moi Stadium on Wednesday.K’Ogalo who entered the match at the back of a 2-1 home defeat to Madagascans CNaPS in the opening leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round, are yet to win a match in their last three games. Head coach Frank Nuttall dropped his first choice goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch on disciplinary grounds for skipper Jerim Onyango while Enoch Agwanda and Ronald Omino partnered upfront.Agwanda who scored Gor’s consolation in Saturday’s Champions League loss, was wasteful in the first-half after fluffing two clear-cut chances that could have seen Gor two goals up.New signing Francis Kahata provided Agwanda the first opportunity in the second minute when he raced from the left to cut in the cross but the former Sofapaka striker missed the tap in before seeing his 18-yards shot punched away by Chemelil custodian Samuel Odhiambo.Hillary Echesa provided the first attempt for the sugar millers through a free-kick that went inches wide from the edge of the box.The champions responded through George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo but still the 2010 Footballer of the Year could not change the difference as his effort was cleared off the line by David Ojwang’.There was no improvement for Agwanda in the last half as he blazed over another well laid off pass from Kahata, forcing Nuttall to pull him out for Jacob Keli while Eric Ouma came on for Omino.Chemelil mounted an attack from the right through Willis Ouma but his delivery was well dealt by Musa Mohammed.Onyango made his first save of the day denying Echesa from a long range thunderbolt as both sides tried to break the deadlock but only in vain.Gor who sit seventh with one point next face newcomers Posta Rangers on Sunday in a match they need to win to lower pressure from the fans.GOtv Shield Champions Bandari will be in action on Thursday when they travel to Nairobi City Stars at Nyayi National Stadium.The Dockers lost 2-0 in their CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round first-leg away to DRC’s St. Eloi Lupopo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Motorhome crash victim identified

first_imgBURBANK — The man who was killed over the weekend after being crushed by his motor home was identified Sunday as Kenneth John Rome, 49, of Burbank. Rome died at 3 a.m. Saturday after crashing his trailer into a utility pole and tree at Hollywood Way and Pacific Avenue, said Lt. Fred Corral of the coroner’s office. The camper then overturned and crushed the partially ejected Rome, said Burbank police. An autopsy is scheduled for today, and authorities will test to see whether alcohol was involved, said Corral. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Arsenal emerge as favourites to land Serie A striker in £8.5m deal

first_img Fernando Llorente 1 Arsenal have moved ahead of Manchester United and Real Madrid in the race for Fernando Llorente.The Juventus striker is drawing interest from clubs all across Europe this summer and a fight is now on for his signature.Manchester United and Real Madrid have both made enquires to the Italian champions, while Tottenham were chasing the Spaniard back in January.However, according to Tuttosport, Arsenal are now in pole position to sign the 30-year-old this summer.The Gunners are reportedly ready to shell out £8.5m for Llorente, who joined Juventus for free back in July 2013.The Spain international’s preferred destination is said to be Real Madrid, but it remains to be seen whether they will follow up their interest and Arsene Wenger is ready to swoop.last_img

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Arnold’s plan would increase funding to $54 billion

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to boost school spending by $4.3 billion next year, adding money for everything from low-performing schools and physical education to arts and after-school programs, administration officials said Tuesday. In his proposed budget, to be released next week, Schwarzenegger will seek spending of $54.3 billion from the general fund and property taxes on education in kindergarten through community college, up 8 percent from the current year, the governor’s secretary of education, Alan Bersin, said. Including money from the federal government and other sources, the 2006-07 education budget would total $66 billion if approved by the Legislature. “Nothing is more important than education because how we prepare our children today will shape the California of tomorrow,” Schwarzenegger said in a written statement. Some leading members of the education community said Tuesday that they are glad to see the increase but believe the governor owes schools about $5.5 billion in back payments on Proposition 98 guarantees. Schwarzenegger is proposing to repay $1.67 billion in next year’s budget. “I would characterize the numbers the governor put forth as a down payment toward restoring the commitment that was made in his office two years ago,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. “It’s a good beginning but should not be viewed as the end. If this amount does not increase above the initial budget, it will again shortchange our students.” The administration has an ongoing disagreement with the Education Coalition – representing teachers, parents and school administrators – about the amount still owed after Proposition 98’s minimum funding guarantees were suspended in 2004-05. Department of Finance officials say there should only be $1.3 billion left to repay if the $1.67 billion is approved in next year’s budget. But the differences stem from interpretations of Proposition 98, and whether funds that were suspended in one year should be included in the ongoing calculation of the base amount of what is owed in future years. The governor and Bersin met with members of the Education Coalition in Schwarzenegger’s office on Tuesday morning. Participants on both sides characterized the meeting as cordial, although they said they continue to disagree over the issue. “I think what’s important is that we acknowledge there are differences, but that we acknowledge what’s constructive and that the dialogue is a beneficial one and sets the stage for moving forward,” Bersin said. “I’m confident that the tone that you’ll hear is considerably different from what you’ve heard.” The governor’s proposed 2006-07 budget also will include, for the first time, full funding of $428 million in additional money for after-school programs under Proposition 49, the ballot measure then-private citizen Schwarzenegger helped pass in 2002. The measure was designed to set aside funding for after-school programs only after the state budget reached a certain level of fiscal soundness, which it has now achieved for the first time since the measure passed. Total after-school funding including the Proposition 49 money will reach about $550 million. Schwarzenegger is also proposing a series of new education initiatives: $100 million for low-performing schools. The block-grant funds for schools in the bottom one-third of performance can be used for a variety of purposes, such as recruiting teachers in subjects with the greatest teacher shortages and providing them with financial incentives, such as repayment of student loans, signing bonuses and mortgage relief. $100 million in block grants for arts and music programs in kindergarten through eighth grade. $85 million in grants for physical education in an effort to fight childhood obesity, including $25 million to help recruit physical-education teachers. $30 million – in addition to $20 million that was added last year – for career and technical education, as in building partnerships between community colleges and other schools. $20 million – for a total of $40 million – to help students prepare for the new state high school exit exams. Last month, administration officials disclosed that the governor also plans to boost higher-education spending by at least $140 million to postpone planned fee increases in the University of California and California State University systems, as well as to provide additional Cal Grant money in scholarships for students at private colleges. Education Coalition members said they hope to work with the governor and put aside some of last year’s rancor. But they also expressed concern that he is proposing to spend money on specific new programs before fully funding past-due amounts, particularly when some local school districts would rather spend the funds as they choose. “From the standpoint of the Education Coalition, everything the governor is proposing is desirable and maybe even necessary,” said Scott Plotkin, executive director of the California School Boards Association. “But the problem is … the people I work for – the school board members – may have a different priority for every new dollar that’s coming in.” Some Los Angeles Unified School District officials reacted positively to Tuesday’s announcement, though they have yet to see all the details or how it would specifically affect LAUSD. “I’m encouraged that the governor is moving in the direction he ought to move,” LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer said. “This is a good place to start. He’s making up on the bargain we made before. “I believe this is a payment on what had been owed in the past, and I think he’s trying to do the right thing. It’s a step. It’s not the whole package, but it’s a part of it, and we appreciate it.” LAUSD school board member Mike Lansing said the governor’s proposal to target the lowest-performing schools and revive arts and physical education is crucial to improve student performance. “Arts and physical education have been left out of the equation because of the federal No Child Left Behind mandate,” Lansing said. “We can’t get kids in shape just by telling them not to drink Coke and eat pizza.” The Legislature has until June 30 to review and approve a budget for 2006-07. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said he was encouraged to hear the governor plans to increase funding for schools. “The governor has heard the powerful judgment of the voters to more adequately fund our schools,” Nunez said in a written statement. “I’m pleased he is proposing a significant down payment on the money they are owed under the agreement he made and the legislation we passed. “It is certainly a step forward, but it’s only one slice of the pie.” Staff Writer Naush Boghossian contributed to this report. Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com HIGHLIGHTS Here are highlights of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed education spending plan for 2006-07: Increase general fund spending by $4.3 billion, to $54.3 billion, for education in kindergarten through community college. With federal funds and other grants, total education spending will reach $66 billion. Per-pupil spending will be just under $11,000. Repay $1.67 billion owed to schools from previous suspension of Proposition 98. Spend $428 million on after-school programs, based on the 2002 ballot measure Proposition 49, which takes effect for the first time this year. Allocate $100 million for low-performing schools. Set aside $100 million for new K-8 arts and music programs. Provide $85 million for new physical-education programs. Add $30 million more for career and technical education and $20 million more to help students prepare for high school exit exams.last_img read more

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