Brandon Woodruff injury update: Brewers ace (oblique) to have MRI, headed to IL

first_imgThe Brewers’ playoff push took a gut punch Sunday as All-Star right-hander Brandon Woodruff sustained a left oblique strain, forcing his early exit from a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.Woodruff, Milwaukee’s most reliable starter, was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday in Milwaukee, according to the team’s official website. The Brewers placed him on the 10-day injured list Monday afternoon.  MLB trade rumors: Cubs, Braves may be looking at Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos RHP Brandon Woodruff has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. RHP Burch Smith was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio. pic.twitter.com/4SWRpSayrw— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 22, 2019“Until then, that’s all we really have,” manager Craig Counsell told reporters of the MRI exam. “No real idea on the severity of it right now, but it’s enough where he definitely misses a start.”If the MRI exam shows that Woodruff could miss a substantial amount time, however, it heightens the Brewers’ need to add starting pitching before next week’s trade deadline. At 53-48 entering Monday’s games, they are two games behind the first-place Cubs (54-45) in the NL Central and hold a half-game lead over the Cardinals and Phillies in the race for the second NL wild card. Related News MLB trade rumors: Are the Yankees interested in Rangers starter Mike Minor? MLB trade rumors: Cubs interested in Tigers’ Nicholas Castellanos GM David Stearns told MLB.com that the Brewers plan to be deadline buyers, though he left open the possibility of not making any major moves.Woodruff said he’ll be focused on trying to make this a short stay on the IL and aiming to rejoin the Brewers down the stretch in the playoff race.“You can look back and think of every possible way that it happened and beat yourself up about it, but I think you’ve just got to realize that injuries are part of the game,” he said. “You want to be fortunate to stay away from them, but sometimes you can’t avoid them. I think, for me, it’s just kind of remembering where I was at and getting back as quick as I can.” But Milwaukee’s rotation already was a concern before Woodruff exited Sunday’s game two pitches into the fourth inning after allowing an uncharacteristic four runs through three.”Hopefully it’s precautionary, hopefully it doesn’t take too long, hopefully I’ll get over it pretty quick and get back to pitching,” he said afterward, noting that he had an oblique injury when he was in the minor leagues in 2015, but it was in a different spot from this one.Woodruff (11-3, 3.75 ERA in 20 starts) and Zach Davies (8-2, 2.79 ERA in 20 starts) have been the Brewers’ only consistent starters. Jhoulys Chacin has been disappointing, Gio Gonzalez has missed substantial time because of injury and several young pitchers have underperformed.Thus, the Brewers already have been linked to trade rumors involving starters Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler, among others, as well as reliever Will Smith. last_img read more

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UPDATED: Kansas City Kans. woman dies in turnpike accident; Wellington man involved

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Urmila Sharma , a 25-year-old female, of Kansas City, Kansas was killed on the Kansas Turnpike earlier today, two miles north of the Wellington exit at the milepost marker 21.2.The crash occurred shortly before noon.According to the KTA accident report, the turnpike maintenance crew was painting the roadway for northbound traffic when Sharma’s 2011 Scion 5D struck the rear of a 2007 International 7400, driven by David Bowman of Wellington. The report said Bowman had possible injuries but did not specify what those were or his condition.According to KAKE.com, Rachel Bell with the KTA said a six-vehicle paint striping crew was traveling north, just north of the Wellington interchange. The striping vehicle was in the passing lane, with five other vehicles behind to alert oncoming traffic. Bell said, the group was approached by a vehicle traveling at highway speed. The SUV moved around the first truck, before reportedly veering back into the passing lane and crashing into the back of the second vehicle in line. Turnpike accident this afternoon. For an enlarged version of the picture, click here. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (10) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 319 weeks ago Why does this feel like a case of texting and driving? Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down I care · 319 weeks ago I came up on it and it was a bad one. My heart goes out to who ever it was covered with a white thing. I agree with the texting and driving , god I just hate it!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Caring Cherokee · 319 weeks ago Texting and driving? Cell phones are only one of the many distractions possible on any given trip. Could it not be “she passed one truck and thinking it to be the only one and the moved back into the passing lane”? She may have dropped the right hand wheels off the road and over corrected. Could not speed have something to do with it? Cell phones My experience on four lane roads has been that no one drives at the speed limit. Most are driving at least 10 to 15 miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Some drive as 90 to a 100 MPH. Why is this allowed. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 319 weeks ago Who says it is allowed. Tickets are written everyday for speeding, so I wouldn’t say it is allowed. The are any number of reasons for the accident. I the mentioned causes are goods one. I suggest we let the trooper do the investigation as to the cause and then we will know for sure. Report Reply 3 replies · active 318 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down dfasd · 319 weeks ago Yes larry they do write tickets but not enough because it obviously is not impacting people enough to slow down. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Larry · 319 weeks ago Unless you restrict the vehicles, there will be speeders, no matter how many tickets you write. The officers do there job and do the best they can to catch the speeders and other violators, but there are not enough officer to do it all. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Allen Ludden · 318 weeks ago Troopers write tickets for people that speed well above the speed of other traffic. They let people go a little over just so the flow of traffic keeps flowing safely. This is an issue of someone just not paying enough attention. We’ve all seen people drive up to a construction zone where the signs say to merge left or right now but they speeded around everyone to get a cpl of cars ahead. Just impatient drivers. Sorry for the young lady’s family and I hope Dave is gonna be fine. Report Reply +8 Vote up Vote down David Edge · 319 weeks ago So because its a young female she was texting? If it was an over weight person would you have said they are eating? Or someone with tats and leather on would they have been doing drugs? We don’t know for sure what the cause of the accident was and until we do how about we focus on the fact that someone lost there life and others were hurt. Praying for the family’s involved Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down wellmom · 319 weeks ago Well to be fair other news outlets are reporting she passed a witness right before crashing and he saw her texting. Either way, it’s tragic what has happened and a young woman has lost her life. Thankfully no one else was killed, instead of shaming her, we should be keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down asadfriend · 318 weeks ago She was an amazing young woman who I am grateful to have known. It upsets me that we can’t just mourn the loss of a loved one but bring up the negative in every situation. A little positive thought is all that was necessary. Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Girl golfers set to take over at The Nottinghamshire

first_img Girls’ golf will stage a takeover at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club next week when over 250 young players gather for the English girls’ open championships.It will be the first time that all three championships – for the U18, U16 and U14 age groups – are played simultaneously at the same club.They take place from Tuesday to Thursday, 26-28 July, when the competitors will aim to follow in the footsteps of top tournament professionals Charley Hull, Holly Clyburn and Melissa Reid, who were all girl champions in various age groups in their amateur days.Tournament Director Scott Allison said: “The championships will be a fantastic showcase for girls’ golf and we’d love to welcome lots of spectators to see some excellent play.”Bill Mackenzie, The Nottinghamshire’s managing director, added: “To have over 250 of the best girl golfers in the UK and Europe coming to see what we have at The Nottinghamshire is fantastic.“We are very proud that, after four years of significant investment by our owner Alan Hardy, England Golf has awarded us this prestigious event and made us a Championship Venue.”The players in this year’s events range in age from 11–year-old Harriet Lockley, an eight-handicapper from Isle of Wedmore in Somerset, to 18-year-olds; while the lowest handicappers play off plus three.The fields also includes players from across Europe who will take on the best of the young English talent.All six players who represented England in the recent European team championship are playing. Louisa Brunt (Royal Birkdale) Sharna Dutrieux (Wrotham Heath), Bel Wardle (Prestbury) and Emily Price (Cleobury Mortimer) are in the U18s, while Amelia Williamson (Royal Cromer) and Lily May Humphreys (Channels) are in the U16s.Humphreys has moved up an age group since winning the 2015 U14 title, while last year’s U16 champion, Cloe Frankish (Chart Hills), has moved up to the U18s. The U14 field includes Annabell Fuller (Roehampton) who recently won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Her older sister, Sammy, won the U13 title – as it then was – in 2011 and is in this year’s U18 field. Last year she helped England win both the girls’ and women’s 2015 Home Internationals.Local players in the U18s include Kristina Lazarevic and Esme Hamilton from Notts Ladies, Jacey Peacock of Rufford Park, Charlotte Parker of Ruddington Grange and Leonie Muir of Wollaton Park. Charlotte Hazelwood of Notts Ladies will play in the U14s.The U18 and U16 championships are both played over 72 holes, while the U14s is over 54. There will be a cut in all championships after 36 holes. The older girls will play the English girls’ amateur championship on the Championship Course, while the U14s and U16s will tackle the Signature Course.For more information on the U18 championship click hereFor more information on the U16s and U14s click here 20 Jul 2016 Girl golfers set to take over at The Nottinghamshire last_img read more

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Three Temple men’s basketball players earn Big 5 honors

first_imgSenior guards Quinton Rose and Alani Moore II and junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis all received Big 5 honors. Rose was selected to the All-Big 5 First Team and Pierre-Louis was selected to the All-Big 5 Second Team. Moore was named the most improved player in the Big 5. Rose, Pierre-Louis and Moore were the only Temple players to play in all 31 games this season. Three Temple University men’s basketball players earned Philadelphia Big 5 honors for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, according to a press release.  Pierre-Louis was selected to the second team along with Villanova freshman forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova junior forward Jermaine Samuels, Penn senior guard Devon Goodman and La Salle junior guard David Beatty. Moore was named the most improved player in the conference finishing this season with a career-high 8.4 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game. Last season, Moore averaged just 4.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in 32 games off the bench. Rose led the Owls with 16.4 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. Rose was selected to the first team along with Villanova junior guard Collin Gillespie, Villanova sophomore forward Saddiq Bey, Penn senior forward AJ Brodeur and Saint Joseph’s redshirt-junior guard Ryan Daly. Bey was named the conference’s player of the year. Pierre-Louis was second on the Owls with 10.9 points per game, 3.1 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game and led the Owls with 8.5 rebounds per game. (From left to right) Temple men’s basketball players Nate Pierre-Louis, Quinton Rose, Alani Moore II, De’Vondre Perry, and Jake Forrester huddle during the Owls’ game against Missouri at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 7. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / THE TEMPLE NEWS Villanova coach Jay Wright was named coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 4-0 record in the Big 5.last_img read more

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“I was going to be in Castilla, but I thought I could play in First”

first_imgDifferences between Spain and Japan: “The Spanish League is much more vertical than the Japanese. There are many more counterattacks in Spain and people live on it. The Japanese League is taking advantage of the Spanish because big players like Iniesta, Villa, Samper … That came it’s very good for Japan because that way people see both leagues more. “Kubo and Okubo: “Always changing from one country or another that is not your native country is very difficult. I know Okubo, who played here in Mallorca, and I had the opportunity to play with him in his last year. He told me that LaLiga is very difficult, but he loved the experience. “Arrival to Spain: “I was very excited to come here, although I did not know what was going to happen. I thought it was fortunate to be at the professional level so soon, at age 18. They came to Japan to tell me about the sports project they had with me. It all depended on me. , but I know that when I grow up I will have more opportunities with them. I have to stand firm and keep growing. “Workouts with Madrid: “At the moment I am doing what I can and continue like this. In training and in the matches, knowing the highest level of world football serves as a reference and hence calculating if one day I can get there. They taught me things that can be useful in the future. “ Take kubo, little by little, he becomes an essential footballer for Vicente Moreno. The last summer, Real Madrid decided that the best alternative for their growth was to leave on loan to Mallorca and the Japanese responds with leadership and talent in the three-quarter area of ​​Son Moix. In an interview for LaLiga, the Japanese footballer talks about his adaptation to the island and his desire to shine in the Santiago Bernabéu Sooner than later. LaLiga tracking in your country: “When I started watching football from other leagues, I started to watch Spanish. At that time I liked David Silva, David Villa, when Valencia was very strong. When I was little, no, because football was not very popular in Japan. as more Japanese come, more League games are seen, even if they are at night, and with the change even more. “ The decision in summer: “In principle I was going to stay in Castilla, but after the preseason I did I thought that I could still play in a First Division team and in the end I got Mallorca.”Arrival to Mallorca: “I had a lot more attention in me than in the other teams. They talked to me about how much they loved me (laughs). I’m getting used to it little by little, although it was hard for me to understand the rules both in the field and outside it. They came with the same game and the rules two years and I was the rookie. It cost me a little, well rather a lot, but with the help of teammates and coaching staff I adapt. I assume what I have to do and I understand what people ask me : make the best game of my life always and in attack help the team marking, giving assistance or making a key play. And in defense do not forget the fundamental concepts we have. “Goal to Villarreal: “Vicente (Moreno) told me that some goal of mine had to appear and it was. I am very happy about that.”Poor baggage of Mallorca as a visitor: “When we go away from home we lack something and the rivals take advantage of that. It is clear: we need a victory and everything will change there.”Real Madrid match: “It was a bit weird because I had shared the preseason with them and upon entering Vinicius greeted me and it was weird at first. Then I got into the game and when it was over I was very happy like the rest of the team.”Where are you better: “My ideal position I think would be that of midpoint, but today not many teams have midpoint, that is, I adapt to the position requested by the coach. Now I am playing in the band and I feel very comfortable.”Qualities as a footballer: “My main characteristic is to receive between the lines and start haggling from there. It is not my weakness, but to score a goal I have to be calmer at the end. But now that I have achieved a goal I think I will be calmer “.Objectives of Mallorca: “Try to save us and then look up.”First steps: “The important thing is how my career ends. I am lucky to have debuted as early in a League as this, I will try to go as far as possible and not regret anything.”Kubo, ambitious: “I would like to play some big game like a Champions League final or a World Cup and if I can win them then too.”last_img read more

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Rozier steals spotlight, leads Celtics past Cavaliers

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson And so much has happened since then.Thomas was traded for Irving, then missed the first 36 games of the season with a hip injury before making his season debut on Tuesday night. In that time, he stewed over his departure from Boston, where he developed into an All-Star and fan favorite.“I don’t know who we are or who we can be until we get I.T. back consistently,” James said. “Until we get a full dosage of I.T. … we’re trying to figure things out. But we’ll be fine.”The Celtics scored seven straight points midway through the first quarter to turn a one-point deficit into a 15-9 lead. They ran off the last five points of the quarter — all by Rozier — on a tip-in and a 27-foot 3-pointer just before the buzzer that made it 32-21.DOUBLE TEAMSWith the Cavaliers double-teaming their longtime point guard for much of the game, Irving was held under 20 points for the first time since Dec. 10, a span of 11 games.“Every time he gets doubled, I’m thinking of ways I can help him out, scoring,” Rozier said. “He opened up the game for a lot of us.”WELCOME HOMEThomas made his first appearance at the new Boston Garden since the trade, but he did not play. Although he had expressed shock at the trade and held a grudge toward Danny Ainge, who orchestrated it, the relationship between him and the Boston fans remains unblemished. (Thomas also said on Wednesday that he had mended fences with Ainge .)Thomas, who asked the Celtics not to play a video tribute, saying he would prefer to be honored when he was actually playing, got a cheer from the crowd when he joined his teammates on the bench late in the first quarter and made a brief appearance on the video board. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Rozier scored the last eight Boston points of the first quarter to give the Celtics an 11-point lead, and had another eight in a row midway through the fourth when they expanded the lead to 21. Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum had 15 points apiece, and Irving and Al Horford each had 11 points and nine rebounds to help Boston to its fourth straight win.James had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists on 8-for-15 shooting — the only starter to make more than half of his shots on a team that scored a season-low 88 points.“Against LeBron, there’s nobody that can guard him the whole game. So you have to throw as many bodies at him as you can,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “And then pray.”Tristan Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland, which lost for the fourth time in five games. Playing on back-to-back nights — the Celtics had been preparing for them since New Year’s Eve — Cleveland shot 34.8 percent.It was the first time the teams had played since the season opener, when top Boston free-agent Gordon Hayward broke his leg in a gruesome injury that reshuffled the Eastern Conference playoff race. The Celtics finished with the top seed last year, but lost in the conference finals to Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours At the break, cameras again showed Thomas. And this time, the crowd rose to its feet for a standing ovation. The Cavs guard pounded his heart three times, smiled and gave a little wave before returning to his seat for the start of the second quarter.HAPPY TO BE BACKThomas said he has a long way to go before he feels like himself on the court. But after his seven-month absence, he said playing Tuesday night against Portland was one of the most special moments of his career.“There’s still movements that I’m scared to do. But it’s just because I’ve been out for so long,” he said. “For the most part when you get hurt the mental part is the toughest part. My wind isn’t there. I’m not in that good of a shape. Obviously my game isn’t where I want it to be, but it showed a positive step in the right direction that I’m not far where I want to be.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Kevin Love left the game early in the fourth quarter with a right ankle sprain. He finished with two points and five rebounds in 21, going 1-for-11 from the floor and missing all four 3-point attempts.. … Jae Crowder also made his first trip to Boston as a visiting player. He finished with six points and nine rebound son 2-for-12 shooting. … The Cavaliers are 14-4 over the last 18 matchups against Boston, including two playoff series.Celtics: Seen in the crowd: Gymnast Aly Raisman, Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, Patriots Dion Lewis and James White and former Patriot Troy Brown. … Aron Baynes limped to the locker room in the second quarter but returned. He finished with six points.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit the Orlando Magic on Saturday night.Celtics: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Undermanned Lady Stags clobber Lady Generals in NCAA opener And it won’t be so easy.Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from Thomas, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Celtics to a 102-88 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThomas received a standing ovation from the Boston fans but did not play one night after making his season debut in a return from a hip injury. Rozier made sure to pay his respects, and Thomas told the third-year Celtics guard he was proud of him.“When I first came in the league, that’s a guy that I watched a lot. The little things he did on and off the court. Like a big brother to me,” Rozier said. “Just to hear those words from him, I’m happy that he’s on his way back — so I can guard him in February.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Terry Rozier #12 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after hitting a three point shot against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter at TD Garden on January 3, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFPBOSTON — One by one, the Boston Celtics lined up to embrace Isaiah Thomas.The next time they see their former teammate, he probably won’t be in a hoodie after watching the game from the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READlast_img read more

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Taulava sees PBA All-Star stint as ‘second best’ to winning crown

first_imgPaul Zamar readily makes impact in long-awaited PBA debut Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The league’s jovial giant, in fact, is set to feature in his 16th All-Star game as he represents Visayas in the three-leg event that will end on May 27 in Iloilo.Taulava, who has been in the league since before the turn of the millennium, said he’s lost track of how many times he played in the midseason exhibition but he holds those appearances in high regard nonetheless.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’ve lost track of it but it’s always an honor to be part of the All-Star weekend,” said Taulava. “The All-Star has always been an outreach program for us players to give back to the fans.”Taulava only missed the All-Star game three times in his stellar career that saw him win the MVP and the Finals MVP. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ His last absence was in the 2014 edition and he has since appeared in four straight All-Star games.“Some people take it for granted, but throughout my whole career, I always appreciate it,” said Taulava who now plays for NLEX. “This means a lot for me, it’s like second best to winning a championship.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Asi Taulava has been a staple in the PBA for almost twenty already, but the 45-year-old isn’t slowing down.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

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More Loans for Roads?

first_imgThe Official Seat of the House of Representatives and the Senate– House mandates President Weah take an extra US$1 billionIn spite of the furore surrounding the ratification of the two controversial loans/financing agreements to construct 759.7 kilometers roads in southeastern and northern Liberia, the House of Representatives yesterday mandated President George Weah through a proposed Joint Resolution, bearing the signatures of at least 48 Representatives, to secure and or negotiate more loan finance agreements for “road construction of the country’s critical corridors.”The Joint Resolution was forwarded to the Senate for concurrence.The House of Representatives and the Senate recently approved the US$536.4 million Loan/Financing Agreement between Eton Finance PTE LTD and the Government of Liberia as well as the US$420.8 million Loan/Financing Agreement between EBOMAF SA and the government.In the lawmakers’ authorization yesterday, they asked President Weah to employ all legal and legitimate means in securing Loan Financing Agreements for the construction of paved roads leading to the 15 counties, prioritizing, “Sawmill (Gbarpolu County) – Gbarma-Kongba-Vahu-Menekroma-Voinjama-Kolahun-Foya (Lofa); Bopolu-Belle; Zwedru-Fish town; Montserrado County Soul Clinic-Johnsonville-Mount Barclay-Tyler Island 72nd connection; Todee – Bomi Corridor; Neckley’s town-Rehab.-Pipeline-White plain corridor; Bong – Gbarpolu corridor – Bong – Bassa corridor and Formutolee Route; and Margibi – Bassa Corridor (Gibi – Bassa); Virginia-Arthington-Mount Coffee Corridor; Morlton Corner-Suehn Mecca corridor; Saclepea – Butuo and Palala – Saclepia.”The Resolution further read, “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were agreed to by Head of States and Governments in September 2015, to set the world on a path towards sustainable development through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda; the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development consist of 17 SDGs oof which poverty eradication is the overarching objective, alongside the promotion of economic, social and environmental development and Article 8 of the 1986 Constitution provides for policy towards ensuring opportunities for improvising the livelihood of our citizens, to include health and welfare facilities.”It further read, “The attainment of SDGs requires domestics resource mobilization, and it is established that economic growth pivots on frequent movement of people, which suggests that roads connectivity is a causality to economic growth and that recent borrowing to connect our cities is in the overwhelming interest of the Liberian people; Article 34d (iii) of the 1986 Constitution states, “no loans shall be raised by the government on behalf of the Republic or guarantees given for any public institution or authority otherwise, then by, or under the authority of Legislative enactments.”According to the attached communication to House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, the Resolution is predicated upon the unanimous resolution of the people to petition the Government of Liberia through their direct Representatives.Four members of the House of Representatives, including Jospeh M. Matthews, Jr. (Gbarpolu County District #3), Thomas P. Fallah (Montserrado County District #5), Francis S. Dopoh (River Gee County District #3) and Beyan Howard (Lofa County District #5) are the sponsors.Though the Resolution did not state the amount of the Loan/Financing Agreement, reports say it targets additional US$1 billion to cover the construction of road corridors of about 1,000 kilometers.It may be recalled that Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan, said Liberia has a total road networks of about 12,000 kilometers, and under 1,000 kilometers of roads are paved, which means 94 percent of the roads are unpaved.He said the roads are accident-prone, especially during the raining season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Five inspirational quotes that celebrate World Teachers’ Day

first_imgSince 1994, the 5th of October has marked World Teachers’ Day. According to UNESCO, the day marks an appreciation, awareness, and understanding for the vital contributions teachers make to education and development.Teachers dedicate their lives to giving their pupils the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in whatever path they choose to take.  Here are five quotes which celebrate the profession:“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ― Paulo Coelho, novelist.“I touch the future. I teach.” — Christa McAuliffe, teacher.“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela, politician and philanthropist. “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K. Trenfor.“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry Adams, historian. Do you have a favourite quote from someone who taught you in the past? Feel free to share it with us on Facebook!Five inspirational quotes that celebrate World Teachers’ Day was last modified: October 5th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:educationquotesSCHOOLteachersworld teachers daylast_img read more

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Celtic talent spotter quits to take up role with newly-promoted Huddersfield

first_img1 Newly-promoted Huddersfield have appointed David Moss as head of football operations.The Terriers, who won promotion to the Premier League on Monday, have chosen the 48-year-old to replace Stuart Webber in the role following the latter’s defection to Norwich in April.Moss begins work at the John Smith’s Stadium immediately, the club announced in a statement on their website, and leaves his position as Celtic’s head of development scouting, one he has held since 2010.He joins the club at an exciting time following their fairytale promotion, which was achieved with a play-off final win over Reading on Monday.Moss, who also has a UEFA A coaching licence, will work with chairman Dean Hoyle, manager David Wagner and chief executive Julian Winter as the Terriers prepare for the battle of staying in the Premier League next season, their first campaign in the top flight since 1972.last_img read more

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