Batangas-Tanduay zeroes in on inaugural MPBL crown

first_img“These are two good teams battling it out and it’s a matter of who wants it more,” said Tan. “But we can’t just count out Muntinlupa even with a 2-0 lead. They are very strong at home.”The Athletics once again got contributions from almost their entire squad with Val Acuña, Teodoro, Bong Quinto and Mon Rogado pitching in nine points each. The playmaking of Lester Alvarez and Mark Olayon also gave Muntinlupa problems as the Athletics led by as many as 18 in the third period, 58-40.The scores:BATANGAS 78—Eguilos 16, Acuna 9, Teodoro 9, Quinto 9, Rogado 9, Olayon 7, Varilla 6, Grimaldo 4, Santos 4, Alvarez 3, Villamor 2.MUNTINLUPA 74—Jaime 18, Mangahas 15, Moralde 15, Llagas 9, Buenaflor 6, Ylagan 5, Reverente 4, Apreku 2, Vergara 0, Salaveria 0, Stevens 0.ADVERTISEMENT The former Far Eastern U stalwart hit 7-of-8 shots on his way to a game high 16 points as the Athletics showcased their depth and firepower before surviving another late onslaught by the Cagers for a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five title series.Just like in the series opener when the Athletics survived, 70-64, the Cagers nearly erased a double digit lead in the last three minutes as Allan Mangahas caught fire late in the game.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 crownBut Eguilos hit a jumper over Chito Jaime while Game 1 hero Tey Teodoro added foul shots to seal the victory.Batangas can wrap up the crown and the P1 million prize with another victory on Tuesday in Game 3 at Muntinlupa Sports Center, but coach Mac Tan said the series is far from over. Ceres-Negros unscathed Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames 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 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident BATANGAS CITY—A Batangas City-Tanduay team that doesn’t seem to run out of heroes found another one on Saturday night.With big man Jhaymo Eguilos seizing the moment this time, the Athletics turned back the Muntinlupa Cagers-Angelis Resort, 78-74, anew to close in on the 2018 MPBL Anta-Rajah Cup at a jam-packed Batangas City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Quarters: 13-14, 38-24, 60-46, 78-74Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast View commentslast_img read more

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Caricom needs to come clean on the Guyana situation

first_imgDear Editor,It is a body or organisation that is supposed to represent the “Caribbean Community,” that is, every last member in its jurisdiction, however, to date, this organisation has remained the most partisan and racially biased in the Caribbean. I make those bold remarks after reviewing their actions as it regards the political situation in Guyana.Up until this time, Caricom has been reticent on matters of urgent attention and maybe intervention, but they remain deaf and undisturbed to the goings-on here. Their reaction in the present circumstances betrays their previous stance on things in Guyana especially when the PPP/C party was in Government. In those circumstances, they asked for respect and for the PPP/C to abide by the Constitution, but now is strangely silent in the face of gross constitutional violations by the Granger Government.So, where have their voice gone, have they suddenly gone to sleep or deaf altogether? The answer is they are neither of the two, the only thing this time around is that they have become more duplicitous and deeply involved in their deceit. They act totally oblivious to the political situation in Guyana because they have to speak to “one of their own” now and they are not prepared to do that. They are called to discipline or at least reprimand an errant Government, but they would not say a word.Had it been the PPP/C caught up in such atrocities, the movers and shakers at Caricom would have sprung into action to get rid of them, they would have done all that is necessary to force that Administration to conform. However, this time it is, as it were, “one of their own” so act as if you are amnesiac, pretend as if nothing serious has happened.Granger has broken every law there is in the Constitution yet Caricom remains silent. He has turned up his nose on every directive given by the courts to the point where his Government is an illegal entity at the present moment. He continues to act in defiance of the Constitution and in addition, is spending millions of our tax dollars on campaign pursuits while the entire populace lays waste.This brings us to the question, is Caricom interested in democracy or the rule of law in our country? And the answer comes back with a resounding no! As far as Guyana is concerned, for all intents and purposes, the democratic process is dead. We are not talking about a Caricom Body that is some distance away from Guyana, we are talking about an organisation that is right here in our midst, a Caribbean homegrown organisation that is acting aloof to our democratic process. It is most despicable – and if I may add – racist to say the least that this foolishness should exist. But, exist it does and flourishes all under the direct auspices of the Caribbean Community.Well, I would not mince words with what I am about to say, but suffice it to say was I the next president of Guyana I would kindly ask Caricom to relocate to someplace else that is more conducive to that sort of deceitful behaviour. And don’t you dare call me draconian because my position would not have been a unique occurrence in the Caribbean, as history would have proven that when another regional organisation, The WICBC became inimical to the interest of the Bajans they kicked them out of Barbados.So, my advice to Caricom is to come clean with the Guyana situation or get out.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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THE REMARKABLE UNTOLD STORY OF PLENYONO GBE WOLO, HARVARD’S FIRST AFRICAN GRADUATE: A Story…

first_imgSunday, June 17, 1917, as Harvard’s president, Abbott Lawrence Lowell, addressed the graduating seniors at the start of Commencement Week, he cautioned them saying “this is no ordinary Baccalaureate Sunday to speak of the careers, the duties, the responsibilities, and the snares of a peaceful life.”1 Then, America was in the throes of war, having declared war on Germany two months earlier, on April 6, entering the fray in World War I.In fact, as Lowell took the podium that afternoon in Appleton Chapel to address Harvard’s Class of 1917, so many of them were absent, having already enlisted in the army, that an editorial in The Harvard Crimson described that year’s commencement “as sad as a dance record at 10 in the morning.”But, among the few members of the Class of 1917 listening to Lowell’s speech that day was a most extraordinary young man, popularly known as “the African prince.”His name was Plenyono Gbe Wolo.Born in Grand Cess, Liberia circa 1883 into a Kru chieftaincy, Wolo would be conferred with his bachelor’s degree a few days later, on June 21, becoming the first African to graduate from Harvard.4“The bugle has sounded and the youth is girding on its armor. The call affects men in three different ways. There are those who could go to battle, but, unless compelled, will not; those who want to go but cannot; and those who both can go and will go. In the community at large there are many of the first of those classes…I have nothing to say to them here, for they are few among our students. The men who graduate this week belong almost wholly to the other two categories…,”5 Lowell continued.And, indeed, “over ninety per cent”6 of the members of Harvard’s Class of 1917, who Lowell would later refer to as “the choicest of their kind”7 joined the war effort.Some would pay the ultimate price, while others were recognized for valor in combat, including Archibald Roosevelt, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th President and Eugene Leon Coates Davidson, an African American student on Harvard’s varsity wrestling team.Wolo too was no less the choicest of his kind and the story of his journey from his village and kinfolks to become a student at one of America’s mostWolo was popularly known at Harvard as ‘the African prince’Plenyono Gbe Woloprestigious universities, treading the same corridors of knowledge as the sons of America’s rich and powerful, is certainly a remarkable one.The Progeny Of A Proud African TribeThe son of Plenyono Gbe and Wle (Jle) Wolo, 8 he was the progeny of a noble cultural heritage. Wolo’s tribe—the Kru—were a seafaring people dispersed mainly along the coast of Liberia. One of the first Africans to encounter European voyagers along the West African coast, they became “infamous amongst early European enslavers as being especially opposed to capture.”9According to one legendary tale, after 500 Kru warriors were captured by some Muslim tribesmen following a bloody battle and heard that they would be sold into slavery, they “killed themselves in less than four nights.”10 Commenting on this tragic exploit, a Muslim writer wrote: “With death as his refuge, the enslavement of the Kroo (sic) is an impossible task.”11An impervious people therefore, the Kru resisted the usurping of their way of life by interlopers, including attempts by Liberia’s African-American founders to subjugate them to the authority of the fledgling nation’s central government. And, by 1883, around the time of Wolo’s birth, some 36 years afterLiberia’s founding, the Kru had fought several internecine wars with the government, and would do so up till as late as 1915, becoming the last indigenous people to vest authority to the government.As the son of a Kru paramount chief, 12 Wolo seemed to have been especially inculcated into this proud tradition, because, despite his conversion to Christianity, he did not adopt a ‘Christian name’ as was customary at the time for most indigenous youth after conversion.It is unclear exactly when Wolo converted to Christianity and/or commenced his schooling but, he apparently met a Methodist missionary named Reverend James B. Robertson in 1899, “who was instrumental in having him enrolled at the Monrovia Seminary.”13In an 1891 report of the activities of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which Rev. Robertson worked for, he was described as “a hard worker” for his work among the Kru in Grand Cess, Wolo’s birthplace.“He preaches daily, and teaches a number of boys. He has this year baptized seven who professed to have savingly (sic) received Christ…Scores are reported as seekers, but so many of them go to sea that it is hard to keep track of them, though some return with a good report,”14 the report noted.Rev. Robertson, therefore, had been working in Grand Cess for a number of years so it is quite probably then that Wolo would have, at the least, been acquainted with Robertson, and/or his missionary work, even before 1899.Also, Rev. Robertson would have certainly known Wolo’s father, Chief Gbe, the Paramount Chief of Grand Cess, most probably even from the time he arrived in Grand Cess, because he would have solicited the chief’s endorsement to live among the people and carry out his work.Plenyono Gbe WoloLeaving Village and Kinfolks: A Quest for Intellectual AdvancementThe Monrovia Seminary was the principal school of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Founded in 1839, it was one of the earliest institutions in Africa to offer a Westernized curriculum.15 According to an 1857 report of the school’s activities, its principal, Reverend J. W. Horne, noted that the students were studying courses such as History, Geography, English Grammar, Latin Grammar, Arithmetic, Physiology, and Natural Philosophy.By the time Wolo arrived at the Seminary, it was run by an African-American educator and missionary, Alexander P. Camphor, the son of former slaves.After taking over the school in 1896, Dr. Camphor “brought new life to the seminary…and by the close of his first year of administration he had begun the reorganization of the school to a high school…”wologradfullFor 10 years, Dr. Camphor and his wife “worked tirelessly” to transform the school into a leading institution of learning, which was subsequently renamed the College of West Africa.Wolo attended the Seminary at the crux of these transformations. And, Dr. Camphor, a man who “had shown such strength, both in scholarship and character that he was at once called to the Chair of Mathematics in his alma mater,” New Orleans University, would have certainly played a key role in igniting Wolo’s aspiration for further intellectual advancement.In his book, Missionary Story Sketches and Folklore from Africa, Dr. Camphor gushes about the “marvelous” transformation a few years of education could work in the lives of native children.“Children with such life as these free, happy youngsters have are usually bright and apt at books, so in our educational system we have arranged to admit them from the lowest grades on up to the more advanced classes, and they take to books with the same enthusiasm and success they show in their sports and fun. No department of our school work is more enjoyed by our teachers than the work among our “young hopefuls,” and none holds out a more cheering sign of promise for Africa’s uplift and redemption,” noted Dr. Camphor.By Camphor’s reckoning therefore, Wolo would have been the epitome of one of those “young hopefuls” when he graduated from the Seminary in 1908.Then, in 1910, through the assistance of Dr. Camphor and another Methodist missionary called Mary Sharp, Wolo travelled to the US to attend Mount Hermon School, a preparatory boarding school in Massachusetts founded in 1881 by a Protestant evangelist named Dwight Lyman Moody.In addition to the assistance from Camphor and Sharp, Wolo’s fellow Kru tribesman, Dihdwo Twe, also played a pivotal role in helping him gain admission into Mount Hermon.Born in 1879, Twe left Liberia in the later part of 1899 with only twenty-five cents in his pocket and, travelling by way of England, he arrived in America in March 1900.While in America, Twe attended St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, Burdett Business College in Massachusetts, as well as Columbia University and Harvard University.Twe forged relationships with several prominent persons during his time in America, one of whom he would call upon to assist Wolo financially at Mount Hermon.Upon returning to Liberia, Twe apparently worked to afford indigenous youth “carefully selected from the leading families of influential centers and royalties…,” the same opportunity he had to study in America.Whether Twe and Wolo were acquaintances during their youth is not clear, but as the son of a Kru paramount chief, Wolo fitted the profile of the kinds of indigenous youth Twe desired to help obtain further studies in America.In Wolo’s application to enter Mount Hermon, which was submitted by Twe on Wolo’s behalf, he said his reason for wanting Wolo to attend Mount Hermon was “because I realize that to help our people effectively and successfully our education must be thorough in scientific knowledge and strong in Christian training. I believe and know that he’ll get the right kind of Christian training at Mt. Hermon.”Twe also wrote a letter to Reverend Percy S. Grant, an Episcopalian priest, who he described as “one of my best friends in America,” regarding providing financial support for Wolo. And, despite his initial reservation, Grant would cover the cost for Wolo’s tuition and board for two terms, and also provide him with stipends during his time at Mount Hermon.An astute student, Wolo spent only three terms at Mount Hermon, graduating in 1913 before matriculating to Harvard. Wolo entered Harvard as a freshman in the 1913-14 academic year, “where he proved to be so advanced in his studies of English that he was exempted from the second semester of the freshman course.”While at Harvard, Wolo was also active in several student clubs and did not seem to shy away from taking the lead. In fact, on October 8, 1913, though just a wet behind the ear freshman, Wolo delivered the speech on behalf the incoming international students – “60 men representing at least 15 countries” – at an evening reception held in their honor.He was elected first as the treasurer of the Cosmopolitan Club in 1915 31 and then vice president, a year later. He was also a member of the Christian Association, leading the association’s weekly meeting on the topic “Little Things” on October 24, 1915.33 Wolo was also a member of Harvard Mission, which purpose was “to increase the participation of Harvard men in the work of Christian Missions.”After Harvard, Wolo proceeded to Columbia University, where he obtained his master’s degree in 1919 and Union Theological Seminary (UTS), where he obtained a bachelor of divinity degree in 1922, following in the footsteps of his former principal, Dr. Camphor, who had also studied at both institutions.Plenyono Gbe WoloHomecoming: Advancing Education Among His PeopleImmediately after completing his studies, Wolo returned to Liberia in 1922 “with financial backing from a number of US patrons including the Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell, to open a day school in his native village of Grand Cess,” where he “began his lifework, the educational, economic, and social advancement of his people.”However, Wolo’s relationship with some of his US patrons became frayed after a while, with some accusing him of reverting to the ways of witch doctors and having “succumbed to the drag of native inertia.”Apparently, Wolo’s aspirations for the education and social advancement of his people must have run contrary to the “civilizing mission” of his patrons, which was rooted in the racist paternalism and cultural hegemony of the time.He, therefore, sought to forge an independent course and, in one particular instance, incurred the reprobation of Thomas Jesse Jones, one of the directors of The Phelps-Stokes Fund, which mission was to promote education in Africa, among other things. “Mr. Wolo will need every possible influence to lead him to see that the way of salvation is not in independent action but in cooperation,”40 Jones said, regarding the need to reel Wolo in.After several years working to promote education among his people, Wolo worked as an assistant divisional manager for the Firestone Rubber Company from 1926-1929, “where he helped to solve labor problems and collaborated in the establishment of a plantation school system.”During this time, he also studied law privately and was admitted to the Liberian bar in 1929, becoming an attorney and counselor at law. In 1930, Wolo was appointed as the Secretary of the International Commission of Inquiry into the Existence of Slavery and Forced Labor in Liberia, whose findings resulted in the resignation of President Charles D. B. King and his Vice President, Allen N. Yancy.Wolo then became a professor of economics at his alma mater, the College of West Africa, in 1937, before being appointed two years later as assistant secretary of the Education Board of Liberia and a director of the Banking Corporation of Liberia.Wolo also served as the editor of a newspaper called Liberian Sentinel, and, for a time, even entertained political ambitions “but the political elite of the day erected effective roadblocks.”Plenyono Gbe WoloWolo died in Monrovia on June 2, 1940 and was survived by his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Hansford.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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Dr. Cooper Highlights Inadequate Care for 3.6M TB Patients

first_imgParticipants of the World TB day celebration, under the theme: global theme: “Wanted: leaders for TB free world. You can make history end TB,” with sub theme: “Leaders make history, end TB”.Dr. Catherine T. Cooper, Acting Assistant Minister for Curative Services at the Ministry of Health, has said that the lack of adequate care for 3.6 million people around the world living with tuberculosis makes it difficult to succeed in the end fight against the disease.She spoke at this year’s World Tuberculosis Day, celebrated under the global theme, “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free World. You Can Make History. End TB.” Liberia observed the day under the theme, “Leaders, Make History. End TB.”Dr. Cooper said donor funding to make Liberia a TB-free nation is not sufficient to successfully end the deadly disease, and therefore stressed the need for the Liberian government to increase its budgetary allotment to fight the disease.“We need to understand what we are dealing with and the impact it has on our society that is the only way we can end the fight against TB and make Liberia a TB free nation,” Dr. Cooper said.She said the discovery that the disease can be cured was a great step in the fight against TB, indicating that what needs to be done is for leaders to identify their role and make the advocacy against the disease clear to the public.A proclamation issued by President George Weah, read by student Joseph Boldar from the ELWA Academy, spoke of the harmful effects and the burden TB continue to pose to the global community.In a message from Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, presented through a proxy, indicated that this year’s theme seeks to build momentum towards the first UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting on TB in September, this year when heads of states, government, and key players will resolve to end TB through urgent, global action.Moeti said a TB-free world will only be achieved through leaders who champion efforts to end it at the local level.She said because leaders have the tremendous influence to build strong partnership and commitment to ending the TB epidemic at every level, parliamentarians and policymakers must drive ambitious plans that will accelerate TB control at the national level.TB is an infection that affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. The disease can be cured once the victim takes the prescribed medicine regularly and on time until the treatment is completed.The day is observed on March 24 each year as “World Tuberculosis Day” that highlights the threat TB poses to the human race.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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4 tax returns sites launched

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has operationalised four tax site locations; City Mall on Camp and Regent Streets, the Guyana Post Office Headquarters on North Road and the GRA Headquarters – under the tent in the compound.These three locations, according to the Department of Public Information, will be opened from April 3, 2019 and will be operational until April 30. The fourth site is located at the University of Guyana’s Centre for Information Technology, from April 15 to 18.GRA’s Communications Officer Fabian Clowes said these ‘tax sites’ will only be facilitating the submission of tax returns. Taxpayers should ensure that their returns are filled before filing for their claim. Clowes explained that persons should ensure that the information on their tax returns, and in any documents attached, are true, correct and complete in every respect. He emphasised that returns must reflect all sources of income and underscored that the tax sites will not be taking any cash payments.Clowes also reminded taxpayers that returns should be submitted at the earliest possible time since late submissions attract penalties. This is often a percentage of the tax assessed and where a demand notice is issued and the time specified for submitting the return has expired, interest is added on.Taxpayers can also use the GRA’s e-Services. This IT platform was created in 2017 to allow taxpayers to submit their returns without leaving their homes or offices. With e-Services, an individual can file his/her Income Tax and Property Tax returns while an employer or business can file yearly and monthly PAYE and VAT Returns.The GRA official reminded that April 30 is the due date for submission of Income, Property, Corporation and Capital gains taxes.last_img read more

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Juventus to fight Manchester United and Arsenal for Edinson Cavani?

first_img1 Juventus are lining up a summer offer for Manchester United and Arsenal target Edinson Cavani.The Uruguayan cost Paris Saint-Germain £46.5m in 2013 but he has failed to produce his best form for the Ligue 1 side.After hitting 78 goals in 104 Serie A games for Napoli, Cavani has scored 24 in 56 for PSG and has been used out wide on occasions.Now his future at the Parc Des Princes seems unclear and United and Arsenal have both been linked with a summer move for the 28-year-old.But now, according to reports in Italy, Juventus are working hard to take him back to Serie A and have made enquiries about his availability.Cavani is under contract until 2018 and PSG will hope that interest from England and Italy will spark a summer bidding war for the striker. Edinson Cavani last_img read more

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Council expected to OK light at deadly intersection

first_imgLA PUENTE – With the results of a traffic study in, the City Council is expected to approve planning and design work tonight for a signal light at an intersection where a teen was killed last month, according to officials. A safety analysis found that a traffic light is needed at the intersection of Temple and Sunkist avenues, where 13-year-old Anthony Ray Gonzalez was struck and killed in September, Councilman Louie Lujan said. Gonzalez, of La Puente, was riding his bicycle near the intersection Sept. 6 when he was fatally struck by an SUV, sheriff’s officials said. The driver of that SUV is not facing charges. “We are going to do whatever it takes to help those people,” Mayor Lou Perez said. “That’s our job … it was a tragedy what happened there.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The traffic analysis, which compiled data from police reports, 24-hour traffic counts and speed data, found that within the last seven years, 23 accidents have been reported at that intersection, according to city documents. Of those 23 accidents, five occurred in 2000 and 2001, reports said. “In my opinion, they should have a light there,” La Puente resident Ralph Magdaleno said. “We need to protect our kids.” A traffic study in 1999 at the same intersection found a light to be unnecessary. “In the past, we’ve had a lot of people complaining about the area and the accidents and stuff, but we could not get a majority vote to get the signal up,” Councilwoman Lola Storing said. Based on changing circumstances, Lujan said he was not surprised to see a different outcome in the most recent study. “Given the fact that over the course of time, things need change, it made sense to me that the new study could quite possibly yield a different result,” he said. The study also found that if a traffic light is installed, it could encourage more traffic along Sunkist Avenue, City Manager Carol Cowley said. tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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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Benitez’s three goals leads Azusa

first_imgIt only took seven minutes for the two seniors to give Azusa a quick 2-0 lead after each scored an early goal. La Puente’s senior forward Venus Partida scored in the 24th minute to cut Azusa’s lead to 2-1. Benitez, who is a head taller than most of her opponents, scored on a great header from Campos after a corner kick to give Azusa a 3-1 lead. “We really understand each other and on corners she knows to kick it to my head,” Benitez said. La Puente (2-8, 1-3) also received a solid effort from senior goalie Ashleigh Sanchez, who made a couple of saves to prevent Azusa from putting the game away early. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Leading the way for Azusa was standout senior forward Brenda Benitez. She scored three goals and had an assist. Benitez, who transferred from Gladstone last year and didn’t play soccer, now has 14 goals on the season to lead the team and the league in scoring. AZUSA – The high school soccer season may only be half over, but the Azusa High School girls team is already making a statement in its effort to win a third consecutive Montview League title. The Aztecs remained undefeated in league play by following three narrow victories with an easy 6-1 win over visiting La Puente High School on Wednesday. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaAzusa also received production from senior midfielder Adriana Campos, who had two goals and three assists. Second-year Azusa coach Stephanie Lemberg knows just how good her team is, but hadn’t seen the Aztecs have that one breakout game yet this season. “I think overall we have a great team and the best team in the league and I think we can win it if we stay consistent,” Lemberg said. If Benitez – who has attracted some Division I interest – and Campos stay consistent, Azusa (7-5, 4-0) should make it three in a row. “(Benitez and Campos) just work amazing together … and pass well together and find each other,” Lemberg said. last_img read more

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Newcastle demand STAGGERING £35million for midfielder Moussa Sissoko this summer

first_imgNewcastle United have put a staggering £35million price tag on wantaway midfielder Moussa Sissoko following his impressive Euro 2016 campaign with France.The 26-year-old has been linked with a move away from Tyneside since the club’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.But it is understood potential suitors have now been told they will match the kind of figure Liverpool had to hand over to capture striker Andy Carroll in January 2011 if they are to lure the midfielder general away from St James’ Park this summer.The 26-year-old earned a place in the starting line-up for Sunday’s final against Portugal after a series of imposing displays, and produced a fine individual performance as his country lost 1-0 at the Stade de France.Sissoko has made no secret of his desire to play Champions League football, much to the annoyance of Newcastle fans who have all too rarely seen him produce the kind of high-octane performances he has for France over the summer.He has already been linked with a series of clubs, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool and manager Rafael Benitez could well be tempted to cash in as he looks to rebuild his squad for life in the Championship.However, while Andros Townsend has already left the Magpies after Crystal Palace activated his £13million escape clause, Benitez is reportedly keen to retain the services of the likes of Sissoko and Georginio Wijnaldum, despite their understandable desire to be playing their football at the highest possible level next season.Perhaps more significantly, Newcastle have no immediate need to sell their biggest names.And even if they are ultimately persuaded to do so, owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley will not do business on the cheap, and they have sent out a message that they will not waste their time dealing with opportunist bids which come nowhere near meeting their valuation.In the meantime, Benitez will attempt to persuade his leading lights to stay and help Newcastle regain their top-flight status before embarking upon the bright future for which he is planning.The Spaniard continued his rebuilding programme on Monday when he landed 21-year-old Arsenal defender Isaac Hayden on a five-year deal, taking his tally to five summer additions following the captures of Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie, Dwight Gayle and Jesus Gamez. 1 Moussa Sissoko put in an impressive performance for France as they lost the Euro 2016 final last_img read more

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GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 22nd April 2012 U14 Hurlers win Donegal Feile Competition: The club and community of Buncrana GAA are very proud of the U14 Hurlers who won the Donegal Feile on Saturday and will now go on to represent the county in the All-Ireland Feile in Dublin in July. Well done to all the players and mentors involved. Senior Men Football:Buncrana 0-11 Naomh Columba 0-12 In their first home fixture of the 2012 league, Buncrana fell to a 1 point defeat to visitors Naomh Columba. Mark Crossan’s team got off to a very poor start and found themselves 5 points down at half-time. Indeed the half-time deficit could have been greater had it not been for points from Odhran Doherty and Ryan Bradley. In the second half Buncrana seemed to gain focus and points from Garbhan Friel, Christopher McDermott, Odhrán Doherty and Oisín Doherty brought Buncrana to within 1 point. Unfortunately for Buncrana, Naomh Columba held on to win by the smallest of margins.U12 Hurling: Buncrana hosted the first of the Donegal u12 hurling blitzes for 2012, Clubs represented were Carndonagh, Burt, St.Eunans & Dungloe/Gweedore with the host club fielding two teams, Both teams done themselves proud with some fine hurling on display and established a good base to build on for the rest of the season. Congratulations to Aaron Craig, John Vaughan, Matthew Wilson, Nial O’Doherty , Gavin Kelly & Oisin Roe who represented their clubs in Croke Park in the Donegal development Blitz last Wednesday, all players were on form with some skilful hurling and scoring from the lads. Training will take place this Wednesday at 6.30 in Scarvey, Please spread the word.Senior Ladies Football: Training sessions continue as follows, Wednesday night at 7.15pm and Friday night at 8pm. CLG Buncrana senior ladies made history last weekend by playing their first competitive match of the junior league at Scarvey against Red Hughs of Killygordon, and what an historic start they got off to with a fantastic 5 point win over the well established Killygordon side. From the very first second of the match, every player in a Buncrana club jersey played their hearts out. Buncrana took control of the game from the off! With the safe hands of Grainne Carlin and attacking talent of Doreen Mc Gee in midfield. Everyone; from goalkeeper to full forward, pulled out all the stops to ensure a win for Buncrana. With some lovely scores from the entire forward line out, especially Michaela Mullin and Niamh Connolly working well together. A few mistakes here and there was what let Red Hughs get on the score-board, but with more training and team work, those mistakes will be weaned out of our game. The score was Buncrana 1-4 to 1-3 Red Hughs at half time. Words from the managers; Martin and Brian; at the half time team talk then spurred the girls on to an inspired second half showing.  With some great movements of play starting at one end of the pitch to the other and ending in a score; and if Buncrana lost possession of the ball the determination to get it back again as quickly as possible was evident in every player! It is impossible to pick a particular player of the match as all players who took to the pitch are all deserving of the award! The great defending of the Buncrana side, especially Michelle Brown and Catherine Mc Laughlin, kept Red Hughs at bay throughout the second half with them only putting 1-1 on the board. The final score was Buncrana 2-9 to 2-4 Red Hughs. Keep up the great works girls! Congratulations to you all!The senior ladies would like to thank Martin Mullan and Brian Stokes for their continued support and training sessions; and for giving up their spare time to help progress our teamBord na nÓg: The Bord na nÓg meeting will now be held on Friday 20th April at 18:30 in the clubhouse instead of Wednesday 18th April at 20:30. If you want to send any topics for the agenda please send to them Joanne by the evening of Wednesday 18th.Applications for U21 Football Manager: Applications are invited for the role of U21 Football Manager for the coming season. Interested parties should forward applications/proposals to Club Secretary Pauline Grant secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ieGaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sundays at the Scarvey from 11.00am until 11.45am. U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm. Competitive games are due to begin in 6 weeks so all players are asked to attend. New and returnig players are always welcome. Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Boys U16 Football: Training continues every Wednesday at 7.30pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Fitness Classes: A number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘Cardio Pump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín atbuncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: BUNCRANA GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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