Still groping for form, Romeo has ‘acceptable’ debut for TNT

first_img“I’m still really not in shape and that’s been my problem even during our tuneup games,” Romeo admitted in Filipino after the KaTropa’s 128-114 win over the GlobalPort Batang Pier. “I still pace myself because I tire easily unlike before where I play with such intensity and energy from start to finish.”Romeo finished with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting from the field, three assists and five turnovers in 27 minutes against his former team.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 crownThe 26-year-old guard had a poor start, scoring only five points in the first three quarters and sloppy finish, committing three straight turnovers late in the game before he was subbed out with still 2:53 to go.KaTropa coach Nash Racela, however, felt Romeo was able to perform and deliver what was expected from him considering he just came back from injury. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC “It’s acceptable. Again, this is just Terrence’s [third] game coming from semi retirement he was out for a whole conference so obviously, if you really look at it, he’s still not yet in good playing shape, his timing is still off,” Racela said.”He did what we expected him to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dyip pulls awaycenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident PBA IMAGESTerrence Romeo is still trying to regain his olf form after a knee injury kept him out for nearly the entire Philippine Cup.And Romeo’s lack of basketball activity after playing in just his third game this season showed in his much-awaited TNT debut in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

F2 Logistics sweeps Foton

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Cha Cruz of F2 Logistics. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO (FILE)With clutch plays from its veteran locals, F2 Logistics outgunned Foton, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, Thursday night to return to the finals of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Center.Aby Maraño, Cha Cruz-Behag and Kim Fajardo provided the hustle for the Cargo Movers, who swept the best-of-three semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Soriano sees beach volley world tour hosting as start of something bigger Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast F2 Logistics will take on the winner of Petron-Cocolife whose Game 2 of their own semis was still being played at press time.Still recovering from a hurting wrist, Maraño delivered eight points for the Cargo Movers while team captain Behag also chipped in the same output.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 crownFajardo tossed 28 excellent sets, setting up imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan, who had 21 and 10 points, respectively. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

UN Women, Gender Ministry Launch New SGBV Program

first_imgThe United Nations Women in partnership with the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) and other United Nations entities in Liberia have launched a joint program on Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Liberia.Officially launching the program yesterday at the Ministry of Gender, UN Women Executive Director Dr. Phimole Nlambo-Ngcuka disclosed that half a billion women in the world live with all forms of violence, adding that the issues of SGBV is on the increase and need immediate action to protect the lives of women and children in the country.Dr. Nlambo-Ngcuka stated that women are experiencing more violence, describing it as a pandemic which creates health crises. She was also critical of the dangerous situation for women who are killed due to violence from their partners.Sex for grades in Liberian schools is on the rampage and students are no longer focusing on getting a better education, she commented.The UN Executive called on traditional leaders to join the fight against SGBV as the new program is meant to end SGBV in the country. “Traditional practices should not be used to exploit women and girls therefore we must put aside some cultural practices to help end SGBV in Liberia,” she told them.In her remarks, the Minister of Gender, Julia Duncan Cassell, said that a law has been enacted which criminalizes rape as a non-bailable offense and to strengthen the Criminal Justice System, Criminal court “E” was established to handle SGBV cases.Madam Duncan-Cassell said her Ministry has set up a SGBV- Sex Crimes Protection Unit at the Ministry of Justice to fast track the prosecution of SGBV cases. She said the Ministry has also expanded the women and children protection sections of the Liberian National Police across the country.At the community level across the country, the Gender Ministry has increased awareness campaigns in schools, including traditional and religious institutions.Swedish Ambassador Lena Nordstrom also stated her readiness to support the new program to make sure that SGBV is eradicated in the world. She said the Government of Sweden and she as a woman will always support initiatives to end SGBV.In his statement on behalf of the Government of Liberia, Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh said Liberians should always take prevention seriously and should not wait until something happens first.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana recommits to Good Officer’s process

first_imgBorder controversy with Venezuela– agrees to another meetingFollowing an over-the-weekend meeting between officials representing Guyana and those representing Venezuela in examining the border controversy between the two neighbouring nations, a mutual position has emerged that, in the near future, another meeting between the sides would be convened as part of ongoing talks to resolve the border controversy between the two neighbouring South American states.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeForeign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge met with his Venezuelan counterpart on October 28 and 29 to discuss the controversy. Their meeting was held at the United Nations (UN) Head Office in New York. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that Mr Dag Nylander, Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, had facilitated those discussions, organised within the framework of the Good Officer’s mandate entrusted to the Secretary-General under the Geneva Agreement of 1966.The Foreign Ministers and their delegations exchanged views on issues related to the controversy with the aim of exploring options for a full agreement for its solution, the release noted.“They also reaffirmed their commitment to the Good Offices process, and reiterated that their Governments will remain actively engaged with the Personal Representative. The parties (have) agreed to meet again, to continue discussions within this framework and to explore options for the resolution of the border controversy,” the missive from the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have worsened ever since oil giant ExxonMobil announced in 2015 that it had found oil in Guyana. Venezuela has staunchly been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil. In fact, the Venezuelan National Assembly had, in March 2017, approved an agreement to reject the oil exploration activities.Venezuela, with almost 40 times the population of Guyana and a territory that is several times bigger, claimed, in 1968, the entire territorial sea of Guyana by means of the Leoni Decree, which has never been withdrawn.In 2015, the Government of Guyana had requested then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take steps aimed at resolving this controversy. In 2016, as a consequence of a stalemate on the matter, the outgoing Ban Ki-moon agreed with his successor, António Guterres, to continue using the Good Offices Process until the end of 2017 as a means of arriving at a settlement.It is with this intention that Guterres appointed Nylander as an envoy to resolve the border spat. The mandate of the Personal Representative is that, “If, by the end of 2017, the Secretary-General concludes that no significant progress has been made toward arriving at a full agreement for the solution of the controversy, he will choose the International Court of Justice as the next means of settlement, unless the Governments of Guyana and Venezuela jointly request that he refrain from doing so.”Meanwhile, Venezuela, once an economic powerhouse in the region because of its oil revenues, has been dealing with issues such as a spiralling economy and civil unrest. And despite the border spat, there have been several instances when Guyana has either been called on to render Venezuela assistance, or has offered such assistance.Back in May of this year, Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana, Her Excellency Reina Diaz, had called on Guyana to support her government’s efforts to end the unrest ongoing in Venezuela. While there have been varying reports, most have put the death toll from those unrests at over 100.Ambassador Reina Diaz noted that at the international level, Guyana can support the actions taken by the Venezuelan Government to resolve the situation in that country; and in this regard, Venezuela has already seen support from the region, including from CARICOM governments and CILAC.However, Guyana’s assistance did not stop there, as Government announced in September that it would be providing medical assistance to Venezuelan nationals following an outbreak of measles in that Spanish-speaking country.last_img read more

Airport projected to continue with increased traffic numbers through 2015

first_imgWith an eight month post of 168,000, the North Peace Regional Airport is this year running ahead of last year’s pace when it comes to passengers welcomed at the terminal.At the end of August last year, the total was 159,000, so the 9,000 difference, represents a 2015 increase of 5.6 per cent.This would seem to indicate the airport is on track to continue its steady growth trend of recent years, with eight month totals for 2013 and 2012 recorded as 109,000 and 93,000 respectively.- Advertisement -The full 12 month 2014 total was 252,729 passengers, so it remains to be seen if that will be exceeded this year.However Managing Director Mike Whalley says, from an airport operational perspective the Northeast Region economic environment appears to be less gloomy than some reports in recent months have suggested.He also indicated there could be more about that, and also about the development of on-site fire protection, with the release next Tuesday morning, of a recently completed economic impact study.Advertisement Vantage Airport Group assumed management and responsibility for the operation of the local airport under a long-term lease agreement with the North Peace Airport Society in 1997.It now cites on its website, transformation of the facility into a modern and efficient operation, after providing full project management services for the new 30,000 square foot terminal, the substantial apron and taxiway rehabilitation project, and the lighting system upgrade in 2005.The Fort St. John airport is one of nine in the current three continent Vantage Group network, including three more in Canada at Kamloops, Hamilton, and Moncton, two in Cyprus, and the others in Nassau, in the Bahamas, Montego Bay, in Jamaica, and Santiago in Chile.last_img read more

ARE YOU A MAVERICK? HERE’S THE TOP FIVE HAIRCUTS THIS SUMMER…………

first_imgTHIS WEEK MAVERICK’S are bringing to you the TOP FIVE haircuts in style this summer!Guys are always looking for the coolest and trendiest new hairstyle. In anticipation of the summer ahead and the many hair trends it will bring we hope to get you started on the right path to looking your best. Whether you’re keeping professional for work, finishing college, going travelling or just hanging about, these top 5 hairstyles will look great no matter the occasion.We at Mavericks take particular pride in keeping up to date with the trends and attending workshops to ensure we apply the best techniques to achieve the best results in all haircuts, be it modern or old school.The Skin Fade: A classic men’s favourite right now. The fade will never go out of style, like a plain white T. It’s all about the transition from hair to “skin”, the style on top is up to you. Just make sure your barber knows what he is doing before you ask for this one! The undercut: It is still one of our favourite hairstyles just because it looks so great when done right! Definitely go with this hairstyle if you feel like you can pull it off. You can have the disconnect at the sides as subtle or as sharp as you like. It looks good whatever you choose!The modern pompadour: It is a great style for guys looking for that sleek and suave look that will have everyone admiring! It is a very sharp hair cut that will look good and once you’ve found the right product it is easy to maintain. We recommend using Layrite Original Pomade for this one.The short crop cut: It is an awesome hairstyle for guys looking for an easy to maintain haircut. Short sides with 1-1.5 inches of hair on top to achieve this style. We highly recommend this hairstyle for guys with a square face shape.The Fauxhawk: It was the more modern and fashionable version of the mohawk. It was rocked by celebrities and athletes alike, but it went out of style after a few years. But now, we’re starting to see the fauxhawk (fohawk) make a resurgence, which is great because it’s an awesome hairstyle that is easy to maintain!If you like what you see, then there is only one place in town that you need to visit! Fortunately for all the gentlemen who come through the door at Mavericks they don’t just leave with a cracking haircut, they get 5 star service and a great experience.No appointments necessary… Just bring your hair!Join our page https://www.facebook.com/Maverick-Traditional-Barbershop-1544230652533677/?fref=ts or call into us at Larkins Lane, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny. ARE YOU A MAVERICK? HERE’S THE TOP FIVE HAIRCUTS THIS SUMMER………… was last modified: April 20th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BarbershopBusinesscolumnFeaturesHaircutsMAVERICKSnewsTop 5last_img read more

Wrestler finds life outside ring

first_img Both of his sons are promising football players at Santa Clarita Christian High. Borden never misses a game and even hosts the team for practices at his second home in Agua Dulce. “Steve is a great dad who’s been so helpful to our program. He’s very supportive,” Santa Clarita Christian coach Garrick Moss said. Borden also has hired private football coaches Ted Iacenda and Dean Herrington to work with his sons on weekends so they can have every advantage in pursuing the sport they love. As a young wrestler, Borden wasn’t so fortunate. When he started in his twenties, Borden wrestled for $50 per match, sacrificing everything for a profession that traditionally has eaten its young. “I was basically living out of my car, and working seven nights a week,” he said. In those days, Borden did have an advantage over most wrestlers because as a slam-dunk basketball player he was a natural athlete, and at 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds he was bigger and more acrobatic than most newcomers. “I first got into wrestling because I wasn’t doing much and was bored, working as a bartender and bouncer, and looking for something to do,” he said. “But once I got into it, I did move up fast because I had a strong work ethic and came up with the right look and the right moves in the ring.” Borden culled his image as Sting by wearing face paint, bleaching his hair and, he now admits, ingesting steroids to help add about 60 pounds of muscle since his Hart days. His big break came when a fellow wrestler was injured and Borden was called upon as a late replacement against legendary Ric Flair. “I was just starting to gain popularity. Ric was a bad guy, and we just had this chemistry together in the ring,” Borden said. “Ric is the one who really made me. We wrestled each other for four years all over the country.” As the No. 1 good guy in the WCW, Borden had quite a ride, winning and re-winning championships, selling out arenas and headlining pay-per-view cards. But Borden’s dark secrets outweighed the glory, and at one point he was a complete mess because of his gripping addiction to painkillers. “I severed a tendon in my knee. I detached a pectoral muscle. I broke ribs and ankles and separated my shoulders. I was just in so much pain I couldn’t sleep,” he said. “That’s what happens from years on the road and two knee operations and two elbow operations. I started taking a lot of painkillers and muscle relaxers – plus alcohol – and that’s what started it all.” Searching for answers, Borden found God, and in 1998 became a born-again Christian and eventually left wrestling – along with his addiction and the dark pursuits that went with it, he said. “Some people believe in a 12-step program, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I did a one-step program to Jesus Christ, and I stopped cold turkey,” he said. After leaving the WCW, Vince McMahon of the World Wrestling Federation called Borden with promises to make the Sting character bigger than ever, but Borden didn’t budge. His mission was to serve God and not to fly off the top rope, and Borden resisted the temptation to revive his wrestling career. “It wasn’t easy. I’d see my friends wrestling on TV and think to myself, `Wow, I could fit in right there so easily,”‘ Borden said. Instead, Borden dedicated his energy to motivational speaking and to Church On The Rock in Canyon Country, where he serves as an elder. His brother, Jeff, is a pastor there. Just recently, Borden decided it was time for Sting to make a comeback – albeit in moderation. He’s joined a fledgling wrestling organization, TNA, which is based in Orlando and requires just a few days’ work per month. “TNA is a lot cleaner than the other popular wrestling companies, and that’s something that’s important to me because the others are pushing the envelope too far with sexual storylines and things like that,” he said. “We’re going prime time on the Spike TV network in April, so we’ll see what happens. We’ll see how much I have left in me.” Borden continues to work out five days a week. He’s still got a great body. The difference these days is he’s got a mind and soul to match. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 257-5218 or gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Let’s just say my wife Sue has stuck with me for 19 years through thick and thin, because there was so many times where we almost lost everything,” he said. “When she was finally ready to leave, I just couldn’t believe what was happening to me. You can’t be married and be a father and be apart from your family for so long. I sure don’t recommend it, but I got caught up in the whole deal and made all the wrong choices.” It has taken until now for Borden to finally have peace. After leaving wrestling at the height of his popularity in 2001 – shortly after setting a USA record for pay-per-view buys with a much-anticipated title match against Hogan – Borden is a born-again Christian. These days, he travels the world as a motivational speaker, sharing his life experiences and spiritual guidance. It’s a life Borden has always dreamed about – after living the life so many others dreamed about. “If I had to do everything over again, I’d probably do a lot of things differently because of the bad choices I made. But then again, I’ve learned what I’ve learned, and today I refuse to make certain compromises in my life,” he said. “I mean, there was a time where everyone knew who I was, and I had so much influence over so many people that I was on a power trip. My life has changed. Now I put my family first. I’m a husband and a father, which is the way things are supposed to be.” Borden lives in a sprawling ranch home off Sand Canyon with his wife, sons Garrett, 15, and Steven, 14, and daughter Gracie, 6, plus his golden retriever Levi. CANYON COUNTRY – One of the world’s most popular and successful professional wrestlers during wrestling’s heyday, Sting had it all – millions of dollars, a WCW world championship belt, and a stream of hangers-on willing to grant his every whim. Yet the man behind the mask, former Hart High basketball standout Steve Borden, now 46, has mostly painful memories from a sport that supposedly pulls its punches. When he wasn’t grappling with the likes of Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant, Borden battled ongoing burnout from being on the road 340 nights per year, along with serious injuries, severe loneliness and depression, drug and alcohol addiction, and finally the near-breakup of his marriage. “The best part was being in the middle of the ring because the roar of a crowd in a packed stadium is pretty awesome. But once I had that power, I made all the wrong choices,” said Borden, a six-time World Championship Wrestling world champion who for several consecutive years was named Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Most Popular Wrestler. last_img

Leicester and West Brom in battle for £20m Boro ace, Chelsea want Ajax defender?

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Leicester and West Brom are trying to prise Ben Gibson away from Middlesbrough. Boro defender Gibson has admitted he wants to play in the Premier League and is keen to further his England career following his recent call-up. That has alerted a host of Premier League clubs about the defender’s potential availability although Middlesbrough are desperate to keep him and value him over £20m. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are targeting a move for Ajax central defender Davinson Sanchez. The 20-year-old has enjoyed a fine campaign for the Dutch giants and Chelsea are keen to bring him in following the departure of captain John Terry. (Daily Star)Chelsea are eyeing 20-year-old Russian attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin to supplement their title-winning squad. (Daily Mail)David Ospina is in talks with Fenerbahce about a £5m move to Turkey. Arsenal’s No2 keeper wants to quit the Emirates after getting frustrated at a lack of chances playing second fiddle to Petr Cech. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal’s hopes of signing Alexandre Lacazette appear to have ended. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed the long-time Arsenal target has verbally agreed to join Atletico Madrid. (Daily Star)Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev has signaled his intent to retain 18-year-old in-demand striker Kylian Mbappe for at least another season. The two-time France international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks, after a stunning campaign playing in Ligue 1 and the Champions League. (Daily Mail)Jurgen Klopp has revealed most of the work is “pretty much done” as Liverpool seek to bolster their squad for a crack at next season’s Champions League. Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita are among his targets. (Liverpool Echo)Newcastle are poised to firm up their interest in Burnley striker Andre Gray. The Magpies have long been linked with a move for the 25-year-old, with Rafa Benitez looking to add some more goal threat to his squad. (Newcastle Chronicle)Sunderland manager David Moyes will hold crunch talks with owner Ellis Short in London on Monday.  The Scot did not travel back to Wearside with his players after their thumping defeat at Stamford Bridge. (Daily Mail)Crystal Palace are haggling with Marseille over the price for Steve Mandanda to return to the Stade Velodrome. The south London club paid £1.5million for Mandanda last summer – and gave him a three-year contract worth £60,000 a week – but now want £4million for the 32-year-old. (Daily Mirror)last_img read more

Busway a winner, but …

first_img Still, residents complain that the busway is noisier than promised, and they worry developers will come in and build apartments and condos overshadowing their homes. “It’s a mixed bag,” said Lisa Cerda, a member of the Tarzana Neighborhood Council’s Land Use Committee. “Here you open the door for one thing, you get another thing. … We’re still waiting to see that they address all these little issues that are along the way.” Now Valley leaders have their sights set on the rest of the project – two north-south connector lines. “I want to see us start to talk about that,” Ackerman said. — Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After more than two decades of debate over an east-west mass transit line across the San Fernando Valley, the Metro Orange Line debuted in Fall 2005 to rave reviews – and lingering concerns about its safety. More than 80,000 people showed up on a sunny October weekend for free rides on the 14-mile busway, which gives motorists an alternative to the Ventura Freeway and bus riders a faster route across the Valley. The opening brought nearly 11,000 daily boardings, as veteran bus riders rode side by side with those who left their cars behind in favor of public transit. “We hit a major home run with this,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, whose group had been instrumental in forming a consensus for the busway after the Valley lost its chance for a subway or rail. “It says, if you put it in place, we’re not so in love with our cars that we’ll try it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But a dramatic crash on the third day of service renewed long-standing criticism of the line. A 78-year-old woman – who may have been talking on a cell phone – ran a red light and collided with a bus, sending 15 people to the hospital with mostly minor injuries. Critics seized on the incident – and a handful of other minor collisions in the subsequent days – as fundamental flaws with the line, which has no crossing gates. The crashes were being caused by motorists’ failure to stop at the new intersections, and officials vowed to make the line as safe as possible. Riders, though, kept flocking to the line they say has offered enormous benefit to their quality of life.last_img read more

Men’s Basketball Begins Second Half Of MVC Season At Evansville

first_imgPrint Friendly Version The Drake University men’s basketball team begins the second half of the Missouri Valley Conference season Saturday, Jan. 27, at Evansville to complete the season series with the Purple Aces. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. on The Valley on ESPN3.The Bulldogs hit the road with a 6-3 record in league play to sit alone in second place in the league standings after suffering their first home loss of the season Wednesday evening against league leader Loyola. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs blitzed Evansville, 81-65 in Des Moines behind a career-high 23 points from junior Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.). Evansville enters the contest at 3-6 in the MVC standings.Saturday’s game features the MVC’s top two scorers in Evansville’s Ryan Taylor (19.8 ppg) and Drake’s Reed Timmer (18.1 ppg). Over the course of his career, Timmer has scored 115 points against the Purple Aces to help him in his quest to become Drake’s all-time scoring leader. The senior currently has 1,747 career points, the 15th most by an active NCAA player and needs just 43 more points to become the Bulldogs’ all-time scoring leader.Timmer has been the Bulldogs’ top three-point threat this season, converting on 44 percent of his three-point attempts this season with 59 makes. However, the Bulldogs’ three-point fortunes have changed as of late. Last week, Drake and Evansville were two of the top three-point shooting teams in the nation, but the Bulldogs are 7-of-46 from the arc in the last two games. Drake hopes to right that trend against Evansville, a team against which Drake’s current roster has shot 34-of-82 against in its previous meetings.Drake remains the top scoring team in the MVC at 74.8 points per game. On the other side of the court, Drake has held four of its nine MVC opponents to less than 40 percent shooting, winning all four of those contests. In the first meeting between the squads, Evansville shot 42.3 percent from the field, but was held to 4-of-15 shooting from the three-point arc.Following Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs return home to host SIU Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. Drake Game Notes Live Audio Live Stats ESPN3 Story Linkslast_img read more