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End of the road

first_imgRaritan BY DOUG McKENZIEStaff Writer BY DOUG McKENZIE Staff Writer PHOTOS BY JEFF GRANIT staff Raritan junior forward Qa’raan Calhoun consoles his teammates following their Tournament of Champions semifinal loss to St. Anthony’s of Jersey City on Friday at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway. PISCATAWAY — There were tears, but no regrets. Disappointment, but no shame. The Raritan High School boys basketball team walked out of the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway with their heads held high on Friday, and for good reason. Despite losing to eventual Tournament of Champions winner St. Anthony’s of Jersey City in their semifinal game, 56-42, the Rockets had plenty to be proud of after winning the school’s first-ever Shore Conference, state sectional and group titles, and earning a TOC quarterfinal win over Haddonfield (63-44) which earned them the right to call themselves the top public school team in the state. It was a landmark season for a program which is not accustomed to such success. And a loss to St. Anthony’s (30-0), who went on to beat Bloomfield Tech, 67-55, for their ninth title in the 16-year history of the event, does nothing to diminish what the Rockets accomplished this year. Raritan senior Mike Nunes drives past St. Anthony’s Ahmad Mosby during the TOC semifinal game at Rutgers University on Friday. In fact, it added to the team’s already impressive status, as they managed to give the nation’s second-ranked team a bit of a scare early on. Led by juniors Marques Johnson (11 points) and Qa’raan Calhoun (12 points), the Rockets outscored the Friars 15-5 in the first quarter, giving the Friars the biggest deficit they faced all year. However, the Friars’ erratic shooting in that first stanza led to an early rebounding edge — something that allowed them to claw back into the game and eventually pull away. The comeback was quick and explosive, as the Friars used a 10-0 second-quarter run to take the lead and head into the second half with a 29-27 edge. Another 10-0 run in the third quarter was the turning point in the game, as the Friars entered the final quarter up 45-35, and never looked back, outscoring Raritan 11-7 over the final eight minutes. It was quite a run for the Rockets, who exceeded everyone’s expectations this year and provided fans with several memorable moments along the way. Qa’raan Calhoun slams home two of his team-high 12 points during the Rockets’ loss to St. Anthony’s on Friday. And while the Rockets will lose key players like Mike Nunes, Joe Reyes and Joe Kirby to graduation, they will return both Johnson and Calhoun, as well as sharp-shooting sophomore Dave Lonnay, and should be among the state’s top teams next year. That squad will have a tough act to follow, but with a championship season under their belts, the Rockets should be ready for another magical run.last_img read more

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CRICKET: Second Test Day One – England 187, West Indies 30-0

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, CMC – West Indies, replying to England’s 187, reached 30 without loss in their first innings at the close on the opening day of the second Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here Thursday. SCORES: England 187 (Moeen Ali 60, Jonny Bairstow 52, Ben Foakes 35; Kemar Roach 4-30, Shannon Gabriel 3-45, Alzarri Joseph 2-38). West Indies 30 without loss.last_img

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NY police arrest fan who attacked wrestler at WWE event

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Nets bolster playoff hopes with win against Bucks Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart A law enforcement official told The Associated Press a 26-year-old man was in custody and facing criminal charges. The official was not authorized to discuss to the case and spoke on condition of anonymity.Several shocked onlookers posted footage of the incident online.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe induction event resumed after the fan was taken into custody. Photo from WWE.comNEW YORK — Bret “The Hitman” Hart is OK after the famous wrestler was tackled by a spectator while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center.The man was promptly subdued by several people who came to Hart’s defense on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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San Beda’s Calvin Oftana wins NCAA MVP

first_imgSan Beda’s Calvin Oftana (7) has been named NCAA Season 95 MVP after leading the Red Lions to an 18-0 sweep in the elimination round. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Calvin Oftana, playing consistently throughout San Beda’s 18-game sweep, emerged as the MVP of the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament.The 6-foot-4 forward from Dumaguete City compiled a player average value (PAV) of 51.56 after tallying an average of 15.6 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 blocks during the elimination round that boosted the defending Red Lions’ stock to a rare 18-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Anjo Caram has career game, Meralco claims twice-to-beat edge Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist View comments LATEST STORIES Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee San Beda’s Evan Nelle (45.39) and James Canlas-Kwekuteye (45.33) placed second and third in the MVP race while completing the Mythical Team are San Sebastian’s Allyn Bulanadi, the tournament’s leading scorer (45.28) and Jaycee Marcelino (43.94) of Lyceum.Oftana, who also made it to the all-defensive team, became the first player from San Beda to claim the MVP since Sudan Daniel in 2010. Justin Arana of Arellano was named rookie of the year and Letran’s Fran Yu got the nod for the season’s most improved player.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Donald Tankoua, San Beda’s Cameroonian center, was adjudged best foreign player while Lyceum’s Mike Nzeusseu became the tournament’s best defensive foreign player.Joining Oftana and the 6-foot-4 Arana in the all-defensive squad are Perpetual’s Ben Adamos, EAC’s JP Maguliano and San Sebastian’s JM Calma. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw ‘People evacuated on their own’ DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lyceum’s John Barba seized season MVP honors in the junior ranks, outshining teammate McLaude Guadana and San Beda’s Yukien Andrada and Justin Sanchez for the award.The awarding ceremony is scheduled Friday before Game 2 of the San Beda-Letran finals at the MOA Arena.last_img read more

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Halt on Hinds’ and Lewis’ columns was inevitable

first_imgDear Editor,During last week, we witnessed the mini drama of the Chronicle newspaper standing by its decision to cease publishing articles by Dr David Hinds and Mr Lincoln Lewis. Both men, and some others, have expressed great disappointment at the Chronicle’s decision. Both are supporters of the APNU, and are, no doubt, feeling betrayed.This is the continuation by the Chronicle. Recall Ricky Singh was earlier banned. At that time, Hinds and his cohorts said nothing.Another member of the WPA, who, like Hinds, has a history of struggle against the PNC dictatorship, also joined in expressing disappointment at the actions.These gentlemen seem surprised and taken aback by the action to ban them. They are surprised because they chose to forget, and abandoned the strong, anti-dictatorial, pro-democratic position of Walter Rodney. Instead, they have embraced the racial positions of the PNC/APNU.Having said that, let me hasten to say that Rodney was an even stronger defender of the black working people than Hinds and Ogunseye. However, he was also a strong opponent of black racism. He was in the mould of Mandela and Cheddi Jagan, who were all opposed to any form of oppression of the working people, or of oppression of any race.The behaviour of the likes of Dr Hinds and Mr Ogunseye is in a way a demonstration of the power of Rodney’s intellect and charisma. It is clear that Hinds and Ogunseye were only concerned about the position of Afro-Guyanese. However, despite themselves, Rodney was able to pull them along a progressive path — that of freedom for all oppressed peoples in Guyana and everywhere.Afro-Guyanese suffered greatly under the PNC as well. All our working people, regardless of their ethnic origins, suffered.That is the only basis for their support. Both between 1964 and 1992, and from 2015 to the present, they have failed in every area: economy, social sector, etc. They are holding on to the racial card; it is the only card they have.Hinds and Ogunseye have abandoned Rodney. That is why they said nothing when Indo-Guyanese were and are being purged from the public service. Not a word on the obvious racial bias in hiring in the public service; the Elections Commission and public corporations.Even the black people that the APNU/PNC attacked, like the farmers at Seafield and Number 41 Village, West Coast Berbice have not been defended by those “Rodneyites”. They have not come to their defence because they have been sucked into the PNC/APNU position that those people support the PPP.Our country produced some very powerful intellectuals among all races. Many of them were able to break free from narrow confines of their own ethnic groups to be fighters for freedom everywhere. Cheddi Jagan, Walter Rodney, Ashton Chase, Brindley Benn, C.V. Nunes, C.J. Jacobs, Boysie Ramkarran, Fenton Ramsahoye, E.M.G. Wilson, Janet Jagan are some that immediately come to mind.The PNC/APNU have not changed. They have never apologized for their anti-independence role, their undemocratic rule, and the accompanying brutality.All the signs now point to a deterioration in democratic norms. We are moving back to the worst days of the 1970s and 1980s.Hinds and Ogunseye have travelled some distance, but still find themselves trapped in purely ethnic confines. Maybe their lucrative jobs have stifled their consciences and made them forget the main principles that Rodney stood for. Hinds and Ogunseye should not be surprised by their treatment. It was bound to happen.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

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General Elections and the free press

first_imgDear Editor,Campaigning for General Elections due in 2020 has begun in earnest, and with it the attempts at character assassination that has become part of the parcel. The go-to claim is usually ‘racism’ and I strongly believe this is a result of lazy intellectualism. My experience is of a Guyana where most differing perspectives are due to economic and social positioning rather than ethnicity and some are based on social conditioning within ethnic structures, however, recent statements attributed to the Minister of the Presidency where he asserts there will be no more ‘nice-time’ for opposition (PPP) supporters who ‘sabotage’ his Administration’s programs, are indeed racist and thoughtless. Editor, am I to believe that Mr Harmon has had knowledge of ‘sabotage’ in the past and let it slide? Or that ‘sabotage’ by non-PPP elements will be allowed ‘nice time’ status? The obvious answer is no to both of these questions, Mr Harmon has instead allowed his emotions to overtake his reason and crossed a line in his quest to absolve his Administration of failure to execute even the smallest of projects. With less than nine houses delivered in three plus years, APNU/AFC have boldly promised nine new housing projects in 18 months. Editor, no doubt this doomed to fail promise will be laid at the steps of Freedom House’s ‘saboteurs’ in due course, but the better course of action would have been to re-evaluate the failing policy of delivering ‘ready-made’ houses to citizens. There are thousands of Guyanese living in Diamond, Providence, Tuschen, Farm, Herstelling etc who were provided house lots and who have built their own homes at their own pace as their economic situation allowed.The Harmon line of ‘PPP saboteurs’ has been parroted again by Carwyn Holland’s talk of ‘Manchurian candidates’ among APNU elected councilors. This is the danger of speaking to sycophants- bereft of intellect they believe anything said by their leaders is ‘gospel’.Editor, during this prolonged campaign, the lies that have so often been repeated will be sung as truth, the claim of the execution of 400 black men persists, can we, the people ask that this be independently investigated by journalists and the truth be published? Can we ask the press to investigate what the subsidy has been on each house lot ever delivered to the citizens of Guyana by the PPP, or shall we pretend that only ‘Pradoville 2’ received subsidies? Shall we investigate why Ashni Singh and Winston Brassignton have been charged with ‘gifting’ 4.7 acres of land by selling it at GUY $30,000,000 per acre while current Go-Invest CEO Owen Verwey is lamenting those who refuse to take advantage of incentives? “We have incentives in various categories like general, specific and even land…land has been added because nowhere else you can get an acre of land to lease for lower than US$1, and in Guyana land is being leased for as low as GUY$25,” (http://guyanachronicle.com/2018/11/23/go-invest-aided-45b-in-investments), Verwey would be better off advising Ministers of the ills of nationalisation as done with the Berbice Bridge Company. No amount of $25 an acre land will attract investors to a nation that has no respect for private property. Verwey may also want to seek legal advice before signing any agreement at 12 US cents per acre. Recently I have seen the emergence of claims that ‘corruption and thieving’ have their genesis in the PNC and PPP administrations past, Editor, Strain theory ascribes criminal behavior to the gap between social goals and social structures to achieve them, those who commit crimes have chosen expediency over morality, the crime and blame must rest with the criminal; providing him/her with an excuse is a slippery slope we do not want to go down.Editor, as with above, principles and precedent are often more important than the issue they address, the recent ceding of authority by the Speaker of the House will no doubt have ramifications for future generations, the very public control being displayed by the Prime Minister over the Speaker’s office is offensive to sensibilities, and this type of political expediency comes at a high cost to any nation.Editor, the next General Election is going to be about truth and on which side of it we stand. The integrity of our Fourth estate is critical to our understanding of events. Our very futures depend on it.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

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Top Cop allegedly contacted brother of plot mastermind

first_imgGranger assassination plot CoI… CoI hears alleged plot mastermind is a ‘Police friend’Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud allegedly contacted the brother of the alleged assassination plot mastermind on the night of March 29, when the allegation was made against businessman Nizam Khan by Andrif Gillard.Police Corporal Keon Benjamin told the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) on the night of March 29 he was on duty at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Major Crimes Unit when he was instructed to take a statement from a male and whilePolice Commissioner Seelall Persaudtaking the statement he heard Nizam’s brother, Imran using a series of expletives.He added that he cautioned Imran Khan to desist from using foul language to which he did not adhere. Subsequently, he arrested the man and noticed he had a 45-calibre pistol in his possession for which he produced a licence.Benjamin related that he took possession of the firearm, which he handed over to Detective Sergeant Komal Pitama, as well as two cellphones that he kept on his desk. The Corporal told the Commissioners that while at his desk one of Imran’s cellphones rang and he noticed the name ‘Seelall’ displayed on the screen.“Whilst he (Imran) was in custody, when I take away his firearm and his cellphone, his cellphone ring and I showed Sergeant Pitama, Mr Seelall’s name shows up on the phone and I gave the phone to Sergeant Pitama who called [Assistant Superintendent of Police] ASP Alonzo and told him Mr Seelall, Commissioner of Police, was on the phone and Mr Alonzo said to give him (Imran) his phone and he collected his phone and went away and speak,” he told the CoI.This information caught the attention of the CoI Chairman, retired Police Commissioner Paul Slowe, who noted that it was new information to theMajor Crimes Unit Head, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mitchell CaesarCommission.‘Police friend’ASP Mitchell Caesar, Head of the Major Crimes Unit, told the Commission on Monday that the alleged mastermind was a ‘Police friend’ since he often attended Police parties and rubbed shoulders with both senior and junior ranks.Caesar told the CoI that Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum ordered him to spearhead an investigation into the allegation. He related that he instructed Detective Sergeant Komal Pitama to head a party to the home of Nizam Khan with the intention of arresting him and searching his premises.He said he contacted the Police’s Legal Adviser, retired Justice Claudette Singh, to inform her about the investigation and seek advice. He noted that on March 29, when the allegation was made, he was unwell and left the office early, but stayed in contact with Pitama and the team offering his guidance.He acknowledged receiving a call from Inspector Prem Narine, who informed him that Police Commissioner Persaud ordered the release of Nizam Khan and his brother Imran Khan to which he indicated he could not say otherwise. However, he said owing to the gravity of the allegation, he would have kept Nizam and Imran Khan in custody.Leon BaldeoWhen the CoI Chairman asked Caesar whether he thought about obtaining a search warrant to search the premises of Nizam Khan, he stated that he was trying to keep the information contained and as such, did not make application for a warrant.He noted that a few days after the allegation was made, Leon Baldeo, who alleges Gillard offered him money to say he was present when Nizam Khan spoke of the plot to kill the President, came forward and gave a statement. Subsequent to Baldeo’s statement, another of Gillard’s friends, Lloyd “Anthony” Adams, came forward and told Police that he received a cellphone call from Gillard, who said he was ‘setting up’ the Khan brothers.He added that a confrontation was held between the duo, and Gillard denied the allegation.Safeguarding myselfBaldeo also appeared before the Commissioners. He told the CoI that he reported the matter to the Police because he did not want Gillard to make falsified claims against him. He said it was known that Gillard would make up “stuff”.He alleged that he was offered $50,000 by Gillard to say that he was present when the plot was revealed. He said the offer was made on March 26. Gillard reported the matter on March 29.Baldeo revealed that he has been friends with Gillard for some time and they would often “smoke weed” together.Police Corporal Heranjan Deonarine, who was part of the team headed by Pitama, said that when they arrived at Nizam Khan’s home on March 29, they cautioned him and told him of the allegation which he denied. He related that Nizam Khan then handed over his licensed firearm along with the licence and gave them permission to search his premises.They conducted a thorough search of the two-storey concrete building and its environs and came up empty-handed. They then transported Nizam Khan to the CID Headquarters where they had a confrontation with the accused and accuser.The CoI hearing continues today and the report is expected to be submitted to President Granger on August 18.last_img read more

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LBCC honors former athletes, coaches

first_imgOne honoree called Friday’s ceremony at Long Beach City College an “antiques show,” and was amazed so many men were up before noon to attend such an event. What actually took place was the second Hall of Champions Emeritus Induction ceremony, honoring eight former LBCC athletes and coaches whose participation at the school was at least 50 years ago. “This is probably one of the greatest days of the year for Long Beach City College, especially for athletics” said Dean of Athletics John Fylpaa. “It’s one of those days you just feel good about being a Long Beach resident and being at Long Beach City College.” For the second year, LBCC reached way back into its athletic history to honor Williams C. Barnes (basketball, 1949-50), Tom Clark (track and cross country, 1946-47), Gene Gillies (track and football, 1948-52), Rollie Eilerts (instructor, coach, administrator, 1959-89), Irvin “Red” Meairs (basketball and baseball, 1942), Dick Fischl (track, 1957), Roger Hull (football and baseball, 1953-55) and Darryl Rogers (football, 1952-53). Barnes, Clark, Hull and Gillies attended the event while Meairs and Eilerts, both deceased, were represented by family members. Rogers planned to attend but his daughter passed away early in the week and he couldn’t come. “I have to thank the City of Long Beach and I have to thank the Long Beach Unified School District and I have to thank Long Beach City College and I have to thank Long Beach State,” said Gillies, a longtime football and track coach at Lakewood High who “fell in love” with athletics while a student at Jordan High and decided to become a coach and teacher. “I wanted to return to the young people (I coached) what those people who coached me gave to me.” Barnes, who served as Executive Dean of LBCC’s Pacific Coast campus from 1992-97, was one of the first African-American student athletes at LBCC and the first to play basketball. “Athletics and Long Beach City College are a part of the building blocks (of my life),” he said. “If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it exactly the same way.” Former LBCC athletic director Chuck McFerrin, who created the Hall of Champions in 2002, emceed the event. New LBCC president/superintendent Eloy Oakley spoke briefly as did former Long Beach mayor Beverly O’Neill, who worked at LBCC for over 30 years and worked with several inductees. “This is like coming home,” she said. center_img Hull came down for the ceremony from his home in Medford, Ore. A football and baseball star who later served as Assistant Dean and Dean of Student Affairs at LBCC, he’s the one who made the “antiques show” comment. Eilerts, a longtime coach and administrator, was represented by his widow, Laura. She remembered feeding his football players, especially the always hungry offensive linemen, and how her husband insisted on making them a part of his family. She also remembered what he would say before leaving for work. “I can’t believe they pay me to do this job.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Europe caves in to Muslim extremists

first_img– Providence (R.I.) Journal Europeans are becoming adept at censoring themselves to avoid angering Islamists who think that they have the right ? to tell the world how to live. Visual arts, journalism and literature are all under threat. As Cecelia Wikstrom, a member of the Swedish parliament ? noted in a recent piece in the International Herald Tribune, just a few weeks ago a collection of “provocative pencil sketches of Muhammad were suddenly lifted off the walls” by a gallery director in rural Sweden for fear of offending Muslims. Last year, a Mozart premiere in Berlin was canceled for fear that the show would offend them. In other words, Western culture is trimming its sails to traverse Islamist seas, and so some Western nations are effectively losing their independence to the oil power. We still have fresh in our minds last year’s cartoons of Muhammad in a Danish newspaper, which caused massive violence and threats of violence in the Muslim world. ? Worse in a way was the cowardly failure of European governments except Denmark’s itself to defend the right of the Danish newspaper to publish what it wanted. ? Europeans need to start fighting these modern-day book-burners. ? 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Things To Do

first_imgMusical Tales with Craig Newton, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Senior Cinema will present “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Movies to Talk About will feature “Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-7866 or visit www.UUofSCV.org. Tin Drum will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia on the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8`953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Travelin’ Band will perform songs by the group, Creedence Clearwater Revival, as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Crab Fest hosted by the Santa Clarita Emblem Club, 6 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Tickets: $25. Call (661) 251-1500. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want 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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Championship round-up: Coleman earns first win at Sunderland, Wolves seven clear

first_img talkSPORT bring you all of today’s action in the Championship 1 Here are the highlights from an eventful day in the Championship: Aston Villa 2-0 Ipswich TownAlbert Adomah was Aston Villa’s match-winner with two crucial goals to defeat Ipswich 2-0 and consolidate their top-four spot in the Championship.The former Middlesbrough player took his goal tally to five in the last three games, in which Villa have taken maximum points to boost their promotion challenge.Adomah’s 37th-minute opener was not unexpected as Ipswich are not noted for keeping the opposition at bay on their travels. This was their 17th successive away game in which they have failed to keep a clean sheet.Burton Albion 0-2 SunderlandChris Coleman secured his first win as Sunderland manager as they beat Burton to lift themselves off the bottom of the Championship table.Coleman quit Wales last weekend to take over the stricken Stadium of Light club and had little time to work with the players ahead of a midweek defeat to Aston Villa.But more work on the training ground bore fruit at the Pirelli Stadium as James Vaughan’s 84th-minute goal and a second from George Honeyman (88) earned a 2-0 win.Fulham 1-0 MillwallOliver Norwood’s penalty secured a long-awaited home win for Fulham as they beat Millwall 1-0.The Northern Ireland midfielder’s fourth goal of the season earned Slavisa Jokanovic’s side only a second victory at Craven Cottage this season, and a first since September.Norwood’s 45th-minute spot-kick also consigned Millwall to a sixth match without a victory, and they have yet to win away so far this term.Hull City 2-3 Bristol CityThe pressure remains firmly on Hull boss Leonid Slutsky after they squandered a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Bristol City.Without a win in five, Hull looked to be doing the job as Fraizer Campbell and top-scorer Jarrod Bowen put them in an apparently safe position.But Aden Flint and Bobby Reid got Bristol City back in it and Josh Brownhill won it with a minute to go.Middlesbrough 0-3 Derby CountyDerby leapfrogged Middlesbrough to return to the Championship play-off places as Matej Vydra’s hat-trick secured a 3-0 win at the Riverside.Vydra took his tally for the season to 12 in all competitions as he followed up a slick first-half strike with a second-half penalty and another smooth finish after an error from Darren Randolph.The Czech striker was too hot for Boro to handle all afternoon, and his treble sees an in-form Derby rise to fifth position after a run of six wins in their last eight games.Norwich City 1-1 Preston North EndAlex Neil picked up a point on his return to Carrow Road as his Preston side picked up a hard-fought 1-1 against his former side Norwich.The visitors went behind in the first half when James Maddison curled in a glorious free-kick, but fought their way back into it through Tom Barkhuizen.The second half lasted 59 minutes after an injury to one of the referees’ assistants caused a long delay, but there still not enough time for either side to grab a winner as Norwich’s run without a victory was extended to seven games.Reading 0-0 Sheffield WednesdaySheffield Wednesday stretched their undefeated Championship run to six matches after being held to an uninspiring 0-0 draw at lowly Reading.Although Reading dominated much of the first half, mainly through the skills of Sone Aluko, they were unable find their finishing touch.Wednesday improved after the break, but Lucas Joao wasted their best chance with a tame close-range effort.Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-1 Bolton WanderersWolves show no sign of letting up as they extended their lead at the top of the Championship after dispatching Bolton 5-1.Fresh from a 4-1 win over Leeds, the Molineux men scored through Willy Boly, Leo Bonatini, Ivan Cavaleiro (two, one pen) and Diego Jota. Will Buckley netted Bolton’s consolation late on. Earlier, goals from Samuel Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski saw Leeds claim a comfortable victory at Yorkshire rivals Barnsley in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, while Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United host Birmingham in the Championship’s evening game.last_img read more

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Ipswich’s relegation confirmed and Dwight Gayle scores hat-trick in West Brom win

first_img shining ADVICE no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 4 Harrison was Leeds’ match winner Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol CityAston Villa’s perfectly-timed run of form continued as they beat Bristol City 2-1, Tammy Abraham scoring from the spot against his old side and Conor Hourihane adding a second before Famara Diedhiou pulled one back.Derby County 4-0 Bolton WanderersMason Mount scored a hat-trick against strugglers Bolton to give them a convincing win. Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Town were relegated Danny Graham scored in Blackburn Rover’s 2-1 win Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Queens Park Rangers 4-0 Swansea CityQPR gave their fans something to cheer by beating Swansea 4-0 in a shock result.Darnell Furlong and Tomer Hemed had them two goals up inside five minutes, with Hemed again and Mass Luongo adding further efforts.Reading 2-1 BrentfordA brace from Yakou Meite helped Reading ease their drop fears as they beat Brentford 2-1, Neal Maupay netting for the Bees.Sheffield United 1-1 MillwallGary Madine’s goal set the Blades on their way and fortune seemed to be on the their when Ben Marshall hit the bar with a late penalty, given for John Egan’s handball which earned him a red card.However, there was still time for Jake Cooper to score a leveller in a 1-1 draw for the Lions, meaning United lead Leeds by goal difference only and with a game less to play. BEST OF huge blow Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Mason Mount scored a hat-trick for Derby Stoke City 2-2 Rotherham UnitedRotherham remain in the bottom three, but they closed the gap on Wigan, who host leaders Norwich on Sunday, to a point thanks to a 2-2 draw at Stoke.Sam Vokes and Sam Clucas scored inside three first-half minutes for Stoke before Will Vaulks and Matt Crooks replied for the Millers.West Bromwich Albion 4-1 Preston North EndWest Brom remain on the fringes of the top three, despite their recent inconsistencies, beating Preston 4-0 thanks to a Dwight Gayle treble and a strike from Jay Rodriquez.Leeds United 1-0 Sheffield UnitedJack Harrison hit the winner as Leeds beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 to open up a three-point cushion on Sheffield United in the race for the Premier League.Harrison produced a deadly finish in the 65th minute to finally break the deadlock after Wednesday had frustrated their Yorkshire rivals. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img Ipswich Town’s relegation to League One was officially confirmed on Saturday with their 1-1 draw with Birmingham.There were 10 games taking place in the Champoinship‘s 3pm kick-offs and here is how they got on. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS- Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The Whites had been denied by two wonder saves from visiting goalkeeper Keiren Westwood during a dominant first half.United were also left counting the cost of some wayward finishing, with Patrick Bamford in particular having an off-day.But the relentless pressure finally paid off when Harrison fired home. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY GETTY REVEALED 4 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Ipswich Town 1-1 Birmingham CityIpswich’s long-expected relegation was confirmed with a 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham.Lukas Jutkiewicz scored six minutes in for Blues and, although Gwion Edwards equalised for Town, they could not get the goal they needed to keep their season, and their run of 17 straight seasons in the second tier, alive.Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull CityBritt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game to move within a point of the play-off places.Nottingham Forest 1-2 Blackburn RoversMartin O’Neill continues to find life at Nottingham Forest hard as they lost 2-1 at home to Blackburn.Joe Rothwell (29) and Danny Graham (49) put Rovers comfortably ahead, before Elliott Bennett’s own goal give Forest a lifeline they were unable to take. 4 REVEALED 4last_img read more

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Female from Austin Arrested For Sex Offender Registration Violation

first_imgShortly after 1:00 pm on today’s date, troopers from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg and an Austin City Police Officer went 60 Factory Drive in Austin.Officers went to that location to arrest Mary Whitfill, 43,from 450 Johnson Lane in Austin. She was arrested after the Superior Court in Scott County issued an arrest warrant for her on the charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, (Improper Registered Address), C Felony. Whitfill was arrested after approximately a month long investigation by detective Brian Busick from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg.The charges alleged Whitfill was not complying by sex offender registry rules by allegedly staying at two different residences in the Austin, IN area, without registering both of the addresses in the sexual offender registry.She was incarcerated at the Scott County Jail.last_img read more

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Judith Ann Millard, age 76 of Salem

first_imgShe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, had been a resident of Washington County since 1986 and was formerly of Texas.Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Francine Marie Marble and Felecia Maxine Letzeisen, Salem; 3 Sons: Fredrick Max Thieme, III and George Martin Theime , Missouri and Charles Edward Theime, Salem; 5 Sisters: Donna Berger, Sandy McClendon, Linda Howell, Mary Barbash and Patty Stillwell, all of Michigan; Her former husband: Fredrick Max Thieme Jr. and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 am Saturday December 3, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Salem.Memorial Contributions: Washington County Humane Society / Salem Animal Shelter 204 Joseph Street Salem, Indiana 47167. Judith Ann Millard, age 76 of Salem, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Baptist Health Floyd.Born September 11, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Myron and Charlotte (McClellan) Ewald.She was the owner of Roots and Branches Genealogy Company, where she helped people trace their family history and was also a former truck driver.last_img read more

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Drug arrest made from stolen vehicle case

first_imgJackson County Deputy Mitch Ray conducted a vehicle traffic stop Tuesday morning around 8:00 a.m on a 1994 black Chevrolet pickup. The stop occurred near the intersection of CR 700 East and CR 600 South in Grassy Fork Township.During the stop, Deputy Ray discovered the pickup truck had recently been reported stolen out of Scott County. The driver, Christina Pedigo age 49, of Seymour was detained and placed in Deputy Ray’s patrol car. …Jackson County Detective Ben Rudolph arrived to assist Deputy Ray with the investigation and noticed Pedigo attempting to hide something in the seat she was sitting in. The item was recovered and found to be Methamphetamine. Pedigo was arrested for possession of stolen property and possession of Methamphetamine which are both Level 6 Felonies. She is being held at the Jackson County Jail.Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.last_img read more

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Sligo win final home game of the season

first_imgSligo’s senior men’s rugby season completed their regulation All-Ireland league Division 2B campaign on Saturday with a 36-34 win against relegated Sunday’s Well at Hamilton Park in Strandhill.It was fitting that the points which clinched the win were kicked by Conor Mitchell, Sligo’s prolific front rower who was playing in his last home game captained the team one last time on Saturay. He will hang up his boots at the end of the season after 100+ games for Sligo over the last seven years.The result confirmed Sunday’s Well relegation to Division 2C next season.Paddy Pearson’s side now prepare for their promotion semi-final against Blackrock next Saturday (April 20th) in Dublin at 2:30pm. There will be live coverage of the game on Saturday Sportsbeat on Ocean FM.last_img read more