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first_imgChristian Brothers Academy’s Sean Arnott tries to put a tag on Metuchen’s Jonathan Petrakos as he dives safely back to the bag during a preseason scrimmage in Metuchen on March 18. CBA begins to play for keeps tomorrow when the Colts open the season at home against A North Division rival Manalapan. ERIC SUCAR stafflast_img

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Mavs take control in third quarter, beat Lakers 101-89

first_imgPH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Senators to proceed with review of VFA LeBron on MJ comparisons: ‘There’s no similarities in our game at all’ Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Harrison Barnes had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Dwight Powell and Devin Harris each scored 14 points off the bench for Dallas.Julius Randle scored 18 points and Nick Young had 17 for the Lakers, who had as many turnovers (15) as assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe Mavs trailed 65-60 early in the second half when they went on a 21-5 run to close the third quarter and take control.The first half was a game of scoring runs, with the Lakers finally heading into the break leading 57-50. Dallas scored the game’s opening five points before the Lakers responded with a 13-0 spurt. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young, left, tries to knock the ball away from Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. APLOS ANGELES, California—Wesley Matthews scored 20 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to their 12th consecutive victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 101-89 on Thursday night.The Mavericks outscored the Lakers 31-13 in the third quarter to take command.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK View commentslast_img read more

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Goule almost walked away from track

first_img THE STRUGGLE Age: 27 Height: 1.62m PB 400m: 51.52 PB 800m: 1:56.15 Natoya Goule In a flashback to 2016, the former Manchester High School star recalled struggling through the indoor season. “I was sleeping every day until noon and wondered what was wrong with me,” she explained. “I was eventually diagnosed as having an iron deficiency, and I was put on iron supplements to help fix the problem,” Goule said. Things came to a head at a meet in 2017. “My low moment arrived in 2017 after I stepped off the track at the Boston Games and threatened to walk away from the sport,” she said. “Lance Brauman (former coach of Veronica Campbell-Brown) was there at the time and he encouraged me that everything would be OK,” she remembered. “Thankfully, I did not carry out my wish,” she said, crediting Trinidadian 400m sprinter Jovan Toppin, other friends, and family for rebuilding her confidence. Long runs have built up her endurance. “Last winter, I made a big effort to complete my long runs and run at least 10 miles, if not longer”, Goule intoned. The benefits became apparent when coach Mark Elliot detailed a one-kilometre run with a target time of two minutes and 45 seconds. She did the distance in 2.35. “I was amazed at the time, and it told me I was in super shape.” The improvement has produced an indoor personal best – one minute 59.86 seconds – and great success outdoors. “This year, I’ve gone into big races with a different attitude, believing I can compete with the best,” she confessed. Now, she is the holder of a bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games in April and two reductions of the national record held formerly by Kenia Sinclair at one minute 57.88 seconds. Goule first moved it to 1.57.69 in Paris on June 30, and in a brave run at the Monaco Diamond League meet, she zoomed it to 1.56.15 on July 20. When she arrived in the wealthy municipality, she was confident. “To be given an invite was a great boost,” she reminisced, “and I was smiling and relaxed on the start line because I knew I would run a PR.” She was right. Her record time makes her the third-fastest woman of the year, with South African Caster Semenya leading the list at 1. 54.25. Natoya Goule is now enjoying the best season of her track and field career, but she almost walked away from the sport in 2017. In an interview appearing on the IAAF website yesterday, the new national 800-metre record holder said that an iron deficiency almost ended her career. Goule also explained that one key to her great 2018 season is an emphasis on endurance work.last_img read more

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Controversy-struck Aiba stripped of Olympic status; Abap hoping for fair shake in Tokyo

first_imgDeandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks “I just hope that whoever is tasked with choosing the technical officials will be guided well to ensure he/she gets the right people,” Abap secretary general Ed Picson said a day after the IOC stripped its recognition of Aiba.“That is crucial if we are to have fairly run and fairly judged matches,” Picson added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe election of Aiba president Gafur Rakhimov, who is under US federal sanctions for suspected links to eastern European organized crime, prodded the IOC last year to investigate boxing’s governance, debts and integrity of Olympic bouts.Criminal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped troubled boxing body Aiba, or the International Boxing Association, of Olympic status on Wednesday, with the IOC to now run qualifying and final tournaments for the Tokyo 2020 Games.And as this happened, the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (Abap) is hoping that competition in Tokyo will run fair and smoothly.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In December 2017, the US Department of the Treasury noted, “Rakhimov has been described as having moved from extortion and car theft to becoming one of Uzbekistan’s leading criminals and an important person involved in the heroin trade.”IOC members voted on Wednesday to endorse the executive board’s recommendation last month to suspend Aiba’s Olympic status.Lausanne-based Aiba has said it is near bankruptcy with debts of about $17 million. It is cut off from income from Tokyo revenues, and the 2019 world championships for men and women in Russia are now devalued without the lure of being Olympic qualifiers.Picson explained that after the Tokyo Games, the IOC could decide on Aiba’s status as an IOC federation. —WITH A REPORT FROM APADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Go leads PH bets in Macau MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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James Harden gets 44 in triple-double as Rockets trip 76ers

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments After missing Philadelphia’s 115-97 loss with a sore left knee on Tuesday, Joel Embiid added 20 points and 12 rebounds.“If it’s not taking a toll on anybody, I care about winning, and it’s taking a toll on me,” Embiid said. “All I care about is winning. … We’ve got to find a way. We’ve got to keep fighting.”Brown insisted that he is confident that his team will move on from the rough patch.“You just keep moving,” Brown said. “You’ve got to identify obvious things that you need to work on. We had a rough time shooting tonight. Keep the boys in the boat and good days will add up.”The Rockets improved to 13-4 at home this season and have won their last four games at the Toyota Center.The 76ers led 27-20 after the first quarter, dominating the paint and keeping Houston’s shooters in check. With less than five seconds remaining in the quarter, Harden was fouled by Trey Burke in the process of making a deep 3-pointer, but the shot was called off, infuriating Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, who argued with officials during the break.Early in the second quarter, Russell Westbrook received a technical foul for arguing a foul call against him after tangling with Embiid for a rebound.Houston’s shooting improved after the first quarter, and the Rockets led 60-53 at halftime.Westbrook had a rough stretch in the third quarter during which he missed an open, two-handed dunk in transition and immediately followed the play with a missed layup. Westbrook finished the game shooting 9 of 22 from the field with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists.Houston led 96-84 entering the fourth quarter. MOST READ Capela was a point shy of his career high in scoring, finishing with a season-best 30 points and 14 rebounds.“You never feel comfortable,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “He dribbles two feet over half-court and you still don’t feel like you’re close enough. Then, you try to get close and he’s strong enough and good enough to go by you, and then, Capela gets behind your head for the lobs. The package is lethal. They’re hard to beat.”The 76ers have lost four straight, their longest skid since dropping five in a row in Dec. 2017.Ben Simmons led Philadelphia with 29 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists and four blocks, which matched a career-high. It was his 25th career triple-double and third this season. Tobias Harris scored 24 points.“We can never let the highs get too high or the lows get too low,” Simmons said. “We’ve got to get better.”ADVERTISEMENT Anthony Davis scores 46 against former team as Lakers beat Pelicans US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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They come in, he throws that. He’s got that little runner, his 3s are all over the place. I mean, he’s really good. He’s one of the best ever.”On a “Flashback Friday” night in which the Rockets wore their retro ketchup-and-mustard uniforms from their back-to-back NBA title days in the mid-90s, Harden sported a retro look of his own, with a white headband and cornrows.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4With Philadelphia threatening late, Harden knocked down a deep step-back 3-pointer over Josh Richardson with 1:17 left in the game that put Houston up 10. On the next possession, he found Clint Capela with an alley-oop for a thunderous dunk.Harden’s triple-double was his first of the season and 43rd of his career, tying Fat Level for eighth-most in NBA history. 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Secular Turks eye president uneasily

first_imgThere was no immediate statement from the military, which has ousted four elected governments since 1960. But its unspoken reaction was frosty: No military commander attended Gul’s appointment ceremony, a highly unusual departure from protocol, considering that he is now the commander in chief. “This is definitely a day when we are turning a page, an important page, in the political history of the country,” said Soli Ozel, a professor of international relations at Bilgi University in Istanbul. “The boundaries have been expanded in favor of civilian democracy.” Gul’s appointment places his party in control of most of the Turkish state, with the posts of prime minister, speaker of Parliament, and president. Thousands of rank-and-file party members are settling into the Turkish bureaucracy, and some Turks worry that a more conservative worldview could begin to affect their secular lifestyles in deeply personal areas, like education for their children. As president, Gul has veto power over legislation. He also has control over hundreds of appointments, particularly to the judiciary. The appointment upsets the power hierarchy in Turkey, a secular democracy whose citizens are Muslims, by opening up the presidency – an elite secular post that was first occupied by this country’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk – to a new class of reform-minded leaders from Turkey’s provinces, for decades considered backward by the elite. Gul will have to work to persuade skeptical Turks of the country’s western cities that he will also represent them. “He has on his shoulders a very heavy burden – an Islamist past,” said Baskin Oran, a liberal-minded political science professor who ran unsuccessfully for Parliament as an independent in July.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ANKARA, Turkey – An observant Muslim with a background in Islamic politics was voted in on Tuesday as president, breaking an 84-year grip on power by the secular establishment and ushering a new religious middle class from Turkey’s heartland into the center of the staunchly secular state. Lawmakers approved Abdullah Gul, a 56-year-old economist, with 339 votes, far above the simple majority required in the 550-member Parliament. Two candidates shared another 83 votes. The main party of the secular establishment boycotted the balloting. The selection of Gul ended four months of political standoff that began when Turkey’s secular establishment and military, virulently opposed to his candidacy, blocked it in May, forcing a national election last month. But Gul’s party, Justice and Development, refused to back down, and his success on Tuesday was a rare occasion in Turkish history in which a party prevailed against the military. last_img read more

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Smoking ban in cars carrying children goes to governor

first_imgArkansas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico have already passed similar bans, and the idea has been proposed in New York City. Robert Best, a smokers’ rights advocate, said he believed this is the latest effort to encroach on smokers’ privacy. “I don’t think it’s right to smoke with kids in the car,” Best said. “But I don’t think it’s right for government to be invading people’s privacy at the same time.” Best cited a couple of cities that have proposed banning smoking in apartment buildings. “They’re trying to come into your home and tell you what you can and can’t do,” he said. But several smokers said they thought Oropeza’s bill was a good idea. “As a good parent, that should be the norm,” said Loretta Nagata, a smoker from San Pedro. “You don’t want to smoke around kids.” “If you want to smoke, stop the car and get out and smoke,” said Salvador Enriquez, a 50-year-old smoker from Los Angeles. Outside a Torrance smoke shop, a woman who had just bought a carton of cigarettes said she supported the idea, though she wondered how it could be enforced. “Kids can’t control who they ride in the car with,” said the woman, who gave only her first name, Amber. Oropeza’s bill would make it an infraction to smoke in a car while riding with anyone under the age of 18. A violation would be punishable by a $100 fine. It would be a “secondary offense,” meaning an officer could not pull over a car just because he saw someone inside smoking. Assemblyman Alan Nakanishi, R-Lodi, voted against the measure, saying it was another example of “nanny government.” “I’m not sure that’s where our resources should be,” he said. “Police should be working on more important things, like murder, rape and assault.” Oropeza said her next big push would be to ban smoking at state beaches and parks. Locally, Redondo Beach is the only city that has not banned smoking at its beaches already. Oropeza said she had no interest in pursuing the issue into people’s homes. “A man or a woman’s home is their castle,” she said. “I don’t think government belongs in a person’s home in any way.” But for one smoker, who left the Torrance smoke shop with a cigarettes Tuesday, the law has already gone too far. “I think it’s a bunch of crap,” said the man. “I think the stuff at the beaches is a bunch, too. And the bars. It’s taking away people’s rights.” gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “My immune system is compromised because both my parents smoked. My mother died of lung cancer,” Barr said. “Smoking serves no benefit at all.” That’s why Barr, a Torrance resident, supports a bill by state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, D-Redondo Beach, that would ban smoking in cars with children. “There’s no reason to endanger children’s health unnecessarily,” Barr said Tuesday. The bill passed the Assembly late Monday on a vote of 44-31 and is on its way to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk. “I’m excited,” Oropeza said Tuesday. “I think it’ll be a growing trend around the country because kids are very vulnerable and they’re held hostage in the car.” SOUTH BAY: Oropeza’s bill is seen as a plus for youngsters – or more “nanny government.” By Gene Maddaus STAFF WRITER Mary Barr is no fan of government intrusion into private lives. But when it comes to smoking, she has a different perspective. last_img read more

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Top 10 Chelsea managers ranked by win percentage – Shock top two!

first_img 1. Guus Hiddink – Managed 16, Won 12, Drawn 3, Lost 1 – Win percentage = 75% 10 10 10 5. Rafael Benitez – Managed 26, Won 15, Drawn 6, Lost 5 – Win percentage = 58% 6. Luiz Felipe Scolari – Managed 25, Won 14, Drawn 7, Lost 4 – Win percentage = 56% 7. Claudio Ranieri – Managed 146, Won 76, Drawn 37, Lost 33 – Win percentage = 52% 10 10. Ruud Gullit managed Chelsea in 63 Premier League games, winning 30, drawing 14 and losing 19, achieving a win percentage of 48%. That puts the Dutchman 10th in this list of Chelsea managers, ahead of AVB and Glenn Hoddle. Find out who else makes up the top 10, just click the arrow above 4. Carlo Ancelotti – Managed 76, Won 48, Drawn 13, Lost 15 – Win percentage = 63% 10 10 The Premier League seems a little bit quieter since Jose Mourinho’s sacking at Chelsea.No longer wanted by the Blues following a dreadful start to their title defence, the Portuguese has been replaced, for the moment, by Guus Hiddink who was a huge hit in his previous spell with the club.The Dutchman is unbeaten so far, although he’s only managed one win and two draws since taking charge in late December, diminishing his impressive win percentage from 2009.Chelsea have now had 16 managers during their time in the Premier League but which one really has the best record? talkSPORT takes a look at the top 10, above, not including managers who took temporary charge for a single game.Click the right arrow to see which Chelsea boss has the highest win percentage. 8. Roberto Di Matteo – Managed 23, Won 12, Drawn 6, Lost 5 – Win percentage = 52% 2. Avram Grant – Managed 32, Won 22, Drawn 8, Lost 2 – Win percentage = 69% 10 3. Jose Mourinho – Managed 212, Won 140, Drawn 44, Lost 28 – Win percentage = 66% 10 10 10 9. Gianluca Vialli – Managed 94, Won 45, Drawn 29, Lost 20 – Win percentage = 48% last_img read more

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BUREAUCRACY BEDLAM OVER GARDA VETTING FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS

first_imgEarly Childhood Care and Education students all over Donegal this month are caught in the middle of the latest bureaucracy bedlam over Garda Vetting for placement in early childhood services.Donegal Childcare Manager, Avril McMonagle has this week confirmed that this issue was flagged earlier last year as having the potential to bring training placements to a standstill if a solution wasn’t agreed by January 2014.This is proving a significant challenge for training organisations, students and Donegal’s 151 childcare providers and will impact negatively on the delivery model of early childhood degree and FETAC training programmes offered to an estimated 400 students across the county. Traditionally, Garda Vetting was carried out by colleges, IT’s and training organisations for early childhood students before going out into childcare services.The previous practice of confirmation by individual letter that Garda Vetting had been undertaken and that there are no issues arising, no longer meets HSE requirements.New HSE inspection standards now require Garda Vetting forms to be held on site by the childcare providers otherwise the service will be deemed non-compliant under this particular regulation.“This all sounded fine, well at least until the Data Protection Commissioner was thrown into the mix,” says Ms. McMonagle. The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner have informed training providers that they cannot, under the Data Protection legislation, share Garda Vetting forms with a third party that is, the childcare provider.A common sense solution was then put forward to query whether the student could pass on the clearance evidence obtained by training organisation to the childcare provider directly themselves – but no, this practice has been deemed unacceptable also.Understandably, early childhood service providers do not want to have a recorded non compliance through no fault of their own and are currently forced to refuse student placements.Some students have commenced vetting procedures independently through allocated agencies in an attempt to get around the chaos. However existing delays of 14-16 weeks will prohibit second semester placements and no doubt cause a snowball effect in an already inefficient vetting system.Ms. McMonagle concludes ‘If this debacle was created so that children would be better protected from harm or abuse, then every professional involved would exercise tolerance and understanding. However, when this shambles of officialdom has been caused by the physical location of a piece of paper – it’s difficult to exercise any tolerance at all’. DCCC are currently working with training organisations and childcare providers to form a collective response to be put to the appropriate agencies at the end of January.BUREAUCRACY BEDLAM OVER GARDA VETTING FOR DONEGAL STUDENTS was last modified: January 20th, 2014 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)Tags:Avril McMonagleDonegal Childcare Committeelast_img read more

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Teacher making life compute for range of students

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsBut when computers ousted the Selectrics she knew what she had to do. “I saw the writing on the wall and knew I wanted more years of teaching and knew computers were on the way,” the College of the Canyons computer teacher said. So she sat down with her husband, Victor Jadaon, and the couple taught themselves about computers. They bought computer books, had computer discussions and, of course, bought a computer – then nearly the size of their kitchen counter. Lipman recalled those daunting days as she walked around her classroom Wednesday, helping her students navigate through the control panels on their computers. It took a lot of learning before she arrived here. But eventually she mastered the mouse, the monitor and manuals. She went on for her master’s degree in educational administration and instruction. She took some computer classes to top off her home schooling and began teaching in the college’s information technology department in 1990. “I have a lot of students who are my age, and there are a lot of returning women to the work force,” the 56-year-old said. One of those women is Gina Roscigno, a 50-year-old mother from Stevenson Ranch who returned to school after her husband had what they thought was a heart attack. They realized she needed to end her PTA duties and become marketable to get a job. So the small-framed woman enrolled at College of the Canyons and landed in Lipman’s computer class. She knew nothing about computers. That was six years ago. Today she’s part of the department’s teaching staff. Nearby sat Maureen Jamgochian, an adjunct professor in the school’s health-science department. Jamgochian said it was time she learned the technology and added that she was tired of her teenagers teaching her about computers. She recalled a time when her children changed the background color of their computer screen at home to white, making it difficult to read anything. It took her husband three days to figure out how to change the color again. But now in her first computer class, Jamgochian thinks those days are behind her. “There are a couple of things I’ve learned here that I’ve taught my kids,” she said. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661)257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Her students sat before their computers Wednesday, slowly practicing what they just learned in their beginning Windows class. One was a crossing guard from a nearby school. Another was a stay-at-home mom. There was the senior citizen, the 18-year-old and another professor from the college. Together they struggled with their lessons, hoping to understand the technology in front of them, much like their teacher Melanie Lipman first did about 15 years ago. At the time, Lipman was in her 40s, teaching shorthand, keyboarding and other business and secretarial skills. last_img read more